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J. Morris Smith 1938-2021

When speaking of Dr. J. Morris Smith, those whose lives he touched always seem to find the word “compassionate” entering into their memories of him. Jim Foran first met Smith before he was ordained as a deacon for the Scranton Diocese, a position he held from 1993 to 2020, serving most ...

Cases, vaccination rates continue to rise

Cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, as well as the number of vaccinations administered in the state, have both continued their upward trends this past week. In a press release to the public this morning, the Pennsylvania Department of health announced that between the dates of Sept. 25 and ...

Wheeland bill pushes for election changes, including voter ID

A piece of legislation to address election laws including voter ID requirements could be considered by the state House as early as this week. State Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, said Monday that House Bill 1596 was passed by the House State Government Committee. Wheeland, sponsor ...

Medical marijuana use results in federal lawsuit against First Quality Tissue

A Clinton County man has sued First Quality Tissue of Lock Haven in U.S. Middle District Court, contending that he was wrongly fired in September 2020 for using prescribed medical marijuana. Kevin Dennis of Renovo was hired July 2019 as a warehouse worker and said he informed the business ...

Man sentenced to life in prison for convenience store homicide

Ikeem Fogan, 23, of Williamsport will spend the rest of his life in state prison for a conviction of criminal homicide in the August 2019 slaying of Rhonda McPeak in the Newberry Uni-Mart. Fogan was also found guilty of 10 other counts related to the robbery and wounding of JoBeth Wetzel, ...

Angel Families gather to honor loved ones lost to violence

They didn’t want to be there, but they came to be with one another. As a city resident is tried for homicide in the Lycoming County Court, members of the Williamsport community gathered in Brandon Park Saturday evening for a vigil on the National Day of Remembrance, a day designated to ...