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Susquehanna Trailways struggling, waiting to get back to business

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Pennsylvania and most of the nation have had to adapt to ever-changing protocols to mitigate the spread of the deadly virus, forcing many local businesses to close or restrict hours or operations. Those businesses providing entertainment and ...

Survivors of bombing worry that world will forget

HIROSHIMA, Japan — The atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima 75 years ago didn’t just kill and maim. The survivors have also lived for decades with lingering shame, anger and fear. Many in Japan believed radiation sickness is infectious or hereditary. Some hid their status as ...

Montgomery area schools to follow hybrid learning

Schools in the Montgomery Area School District will open on Aug. 31 on a hybrid model with students alternating days of in-person instruction with remote learning. The move was announced at the district’s board meeting held virtually Tuesday night. “Our hybrid model is an A-B schedule ...

Williamsport Area School District announces school return plan

Plans to bring students back to school Sept. 1 with a hybrid alternate phase of education were announced at the Williamsport Area School Board’s meeting Tuesday, by Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, district superintendent. With the district pivoting to this model, Bowers stressed that people need to ...

Sanitary authority to lead in city, township pollution reduction plans

City officials are working with Loyalsock Township supervisors and Williamsport Sanitary Authority to reduce pollution and clean up waterways entering the Chesapeake Bay. The city and township discharge stormwater to surface waters located within the bay watershed and are regulated by a ...

Comms question back-to-school policies

With schools getting ready to start back up later this month, the state Department of Education came under fire from Lycoming County commissioners during their Tuesday meeting. Commissioners Tony Mussare and Scott Metzger said the department has shown no leadership in guiding schools through ...

City reservoirs in good shape despite dry summer

Rain has been in short supply for much of the region in recent weeks, but that is no cause of concern for the local water supply. In fact, Michael Miller, executive director of the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority, said the city’s reservoirs are in great shape right ...

Transit union contract gets ‘no recommendation’

“We simply can’t pay for all this stuff.” That’s what Councilwoman Liz Miele, chair of the council finance committee, said Tuesday as the committee gave a proposed five-year contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1496, representing River Valley Transit employees, no ...

Police: Bath salts arrests on rise in Jersey Shore region

A recent uptick in the use of bath salts in the Jersey Shore area has resulted in the arrests of several individuals, according to court records filed by the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police. In one case, officers intercepted a potential drug sale involving a 34-year-old mother who was ...

Lycoming County commissioners approve grant for election needs

Lycoming County commissioners approved state funding for election modernization and security and took action on other business during its meeting Tuesday. The $542,531 grant will enhance the election process this November in a year when the public is faced with COVID-19 and the use of ...

Montoursville doles out CDBG, virus relief funds

The Montoursville Borough Council moved to allocate nearly $145,000 gained through two large state and federal funds to different projects Monday. That money will be given to rental tenants or homeowners whose income has been affected by the pandemic on a “first-come, first-serve basis” ...

Worries about 2020 census’ accuracy grow with cut schedule

ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count’s deadlines stalls in Congress. The move is worrying researchers, politicians and others who say the change ...

Avis Borough to allow evening performances at restaurants

AVIS — The Avis Borough Council unanimously voted to allow local businesses, like Dave and Ruby’s Oak Grove Tavern, to play music and have bands play for their customers up until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends. The tavern’s owners said they just finished an outside deck ...

Rental evictions restart at month’s end

Evictions can legally begin at the end of the month, said area landlords and city officials. Landlords who’ve been asked to hold off on issuing eviction notices can begin the process on Aug. 31. On May 7, Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a four-month moratorium on evictions and amended it later to ...

White Deer staff reportedly test positive for COVID-19

Staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at White Deer Run of Williamsport, 901 Westminster Drive, according to an administrative assistant there, though CEO Jeff Thomas said the company would not comment on positive staff members due to privacy concerns. “We do not have any ...

Jobless rates keep climbing; 4K out of work countywide

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create spikes in joblessness in Lycoming and Clinton counties. So far, more than 5,000 jobs have been lost since last year in the two counties, Department of Labor and Industry and Pennsylvania Economy League statistics showed, and officials blame the ...

Lawmaker monitoring virus outbreak at federal prison

A federal lawmaker said his office is keeping a close eye on a recent outbreak of COVID-19 among inmates at a Union County prison in his congressional district. Thirty-three prisoners recently tested positive for coronavirus at USP Lewisburg, bringing the number of cases there to 35. The ...

Child killed by toppled forklift near Montgomery

MONTGOMERY — A tragic accident involving a forklift on private property on Saturday night claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy from Lancaster County, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. Pronounced dead at the scene following the 10:15 p.m. accident was Samuel ...

East End school started as log building

The history of education in what is now the East End of Williamsport began in 1850 with the purchase of land north and east of Academy Street in what became known as Lloyd’s Addition. According to the publication “Williamsport Schools Through the Years,” compiled by the Williamsport ...

Committee not set on canceling veterans parade

The fate of the 2020 Lycoming County Veterans Parade remains on hold. Richard Swank, president of the parade committee, said no decision has yet been made on whether or not to hold the event. “The decision will be forthcoming a week from Monday (today) when we have our meeting,” he ...