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Congressman Marino announces resignation

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, has announced he is stepping down from Congress effective next week. A former Lycoming County District Attorney and federal prosecutor, Marino stated he is taking a position in the private sector, “where I can use both my legal and business ...

Lycoming receives big tax windfall

The Lycoming Mall has received tax refunds amounting to more than $500,000 in the past year, following a successful appeal of its property assessment. Muncy School District, Muncy Township and Lycoming County each paid the mall for the tax overpayments from 2017. The biggest chunk of money ...

$102K software package approved with contingency

The Lycoming County commissioners approved invoices totaling $102,469 Thursday to renew the county’s financial software package licensing and maintenance through Superion. The approval is contingent upon Superion responding to a request from the county to break the invoices into payments to ...

Kilgus seeks bench seat

Williamsport attorney Mary C. Kilgus has announced she is running for Judge of Common Pleas in Lycoming County. Kilgus said she feels a need to help the community. She is seeking the bench seat occupied by Judge Richard Gray, who is retiring. Noting her qualifications to be a judge, ...

Event honors those who finish program at My Vision 9

“Hope” was the word of the day as nine women from the Transitional Living Center celebrated completion of a program titled “Rewards,” which had been offered to the women by Chanelle Johnson as part of the MyVision 9 foundation’s outreach. The foundation began officially in ...

Marino resigning from Congress

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, today announced his resignation from Congress, effective Jan. 23. He issued the following statement: "As of Jan. 23, 2019, I am officially stepping down from Congress. Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position in ...

Local efforts aid federal workers during shutdown

With no end in sight for the partial shutdown of the federal government, the local United Way is joining with United Way Worldwide to form a United for U.S. coalition with their corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and nonprofits to offer help to government workers until ...

Officials: Arsons to blame for area fires

Two city fires that occurred a week apart – including one in an apartment building on Memorial Avenue where a woman and her great-grandson were briefly trapped last month on a balcony – have been ruled intentionally set, city police confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. The fire at 1524-1526 ...

Pulizzi seeks City Council seat

Vincent J. Pulizzi, a newcomer to city politics, is seeking the Republican nomination to City Council in the May primary. An oil and gas industry inspector, Pulizzi, of 318 Eldred St., said the biggest emerging issue the city faces is the outrageous incline in property taxes. “As a ...

City Council to look at Newberry Park ordinance

City Council’s slate tonight includes clearing up an error on an ordinance stating boundaries of a park in Newberry. Tonight, council plans to review a request of the administration to amend an ordinance setting the boundaries of Newberry Park. In the ordinance, two streets were not named ...

Software to track data and reduce recidivism under development

The Lycoming-Clinton Joinder Board approved a $130,360 contract Wednesday with Susquehanna Software to develop a computer program that will help community organizations share and analyze incarceration data in an effort to help keep former inmates from returning to prison. If successful, the ...

2 homeless after blaze that likely started in woodburner; no injuries

OVAL – Just three weeks after their son’s death, Walter and Joy Eck lost their home on Route 654 in a fire late Monday night that has been ruled accidental. The elderly couple safely escaped their one-story Limestone Township home at 7530 Route 654 just moments after flames erupted ...

Pump sale option fails to grab buyers

The mayor’s offer to sell two pump stations for $1 million to the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority is likely to be rejected, although the official vote hasn’t taken place. The possibility the authority board may snub the deal was revealed to the City Council’s public ...

Wolf begins second term, calls state to work together

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf kicked off his second term Tuesday with a call for Pennsylvanians to work together to build a stronger, fairer and more prosperous future, and said progress in his first term is proof the state can overcome its challenges. Wolf, 70, returns for a second term ...

Mayor of Montgomery is honored; services Saturday

MONTGOMERY — As citizens of Montgomery prepare to lay their Mayor to rest Saturday, many are recalling fond memories of a kind and thoughtful man who dedicated himself to planning events that would unite his community. Robert M. Hoover died on Friday, Jan. 11. He was born in Williamsport, ...

Community plans for MLK Dream Week

A local partnership of businesses, organizations and colleges have pulled together for Dream Week, to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and expand his message of social change through various activities. Dream Week begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, with a Peace Walk, starting at First United ...

$102K finances software package to be approved

The Lycoming County commissioners may not “have a choice” but to approve a $102,469 renewal for the Superion software maintenance agreement and licensing Thursday. Though the recently-completed Early Intervention Program report suggests analyzing that cost either to find ways to reduce it ...

County to disclose contracts under $10K

The Lycoming County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to start reporting approved contracts that cost $9,999.99 or less on a regular basis for the sake of transparency. Unlike with other contracts and purchases, the commissioners are not obligated by law to approve contracts under $10,000 at a ...

Open house on Park Avenue revitalization plan offered

An open house on plans to revitalize what is being called the Park Avenue neighborhood will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the YMCA, 641 Walnut St., city officials said. A draft stabilization plan for the area will be unveiled during the meeting, said Stephanie Young, city community ...