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Global event brings local moms together

Around 20 mothers gathered Friday to participate in the Global Big Latch On to encourage not only the practice of breastfeeding, but to show support for each other. “Motherhood is so isolating,” said Jillian Best. “It’s hard to get out of the house...it’s just hard. So to be able ...

Man connected to fatal shooting receives sentence

A man who hid the gun used in the shooting death of a man along Poco Farm Road in Loyalsock Township two years ago was sentenced Friday in Lycoming County Court. In handing down a four-to-seven-month prison term to Joshua Cooley, Judge Marc Lovecchio conceded it falls below the standard ...

2 dead after Waterville crash

Around 1:30 a.m. along Little Pine Creek Road on Route 44, Cummings Township in Waterville, a fatal vehicle accident occurred. The vehicle, a Ford F250, was driving westbound on Little Pine when the driver failed to negotiate a left turn, according to a state police public information release ...

Marsh Creek Greenway Project receives funding

Tioga County officials couldn’t be happier with the news of state funding in the amount of $1.5 million targeted for the Marsh Creek Greenway project to connect downtown Wellsboro with the Pine Creek Rail Trail. “This is great news for the community and a great investment in the ...

Steve Mitchell 1946 – 2019

An aura, or vibe of encouraging positivity surrounded Steve Mitchell, igniting a passion of music that enlightened whatever small spark he saw in others. Through his art and character, locals remember him for lighting their way. “Steve’s legacy is a legacy of love,” said Dave Brumbaugh, ...

Former city councilwoman takes oath of office again

Gerry Fausnaught was selected Thursday night in a 5-1 vote over James Gardner to fill a five-month vacancy on City Council. “We’re in unchartered territory,” said Council President Randall J. Allison. Councilwoman Liz Miele nominated Fausnaught while Councilman Don Noviello nominated ...

Tree replanting advocates get 229 signatures

The Newberry Community Partnership, advocating for 51 trees to be replanted before milling and repaving takes place on West Fourth Street, has collected hundreds of signatures supporting its cause. The members spoke Thursday to City Council, which by consensus backed the partnership’s bid ...

National Night Out more timely than ever

In the wake of four shootings in two weeks, Williamsport’s National Night Out activities — including block parties, church events and special moments planned when police get out of cars and share some time with youngsters, holds special value this year, organizers said. The city and ...

New community college fee cheaper if Lycoming County contributes

Those looking to advance their career or start one may soon have a cheaper resource as a community college opens in Northumberland County. Residents here would receive a discount should the commissioners contribute. Luzerne County Community College, in Watsontown, is slated to open in ...

Attorney responds on behalf of two former workers in suit

The attorney representing two former employees of Moff & Associates on Court Street responded to allegations his clients did anything prohibited, as both sides pursue a civil lawsuit in U.S. Middle District Court. “The allegations in James O. Moff III’s complaint are false,” said ...

Leaders recognized for work in community

Each one of the 2019 Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance award recipients Wednesday night has a common trait: service to others before self. “They have lived those words,” said Ken Sawyer, master of ceremonies to the packed grand ballroom at the 62nd annual Brotherhood Alliance banquet ...

Grant gives bus passes to local women’s shelter

Clients at Wise Options for Women will now be able to ride River Valley Transit buses for free thanks to a donation of $3,000 worth of 31-day bus passes from the Pearls with a Passion Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. According to Megan Bloom, program and ...

Tuesday shooting victim identified

The 16-year-old city boy who was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in the 900 block of Market Street was identified as Ayliem Coleman, Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. said Wednesday night. An autopsy performed Wednesday morning at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown ...

Juvenile recidivism on the rise

Despite lower overall numbers of children in juvenile probation, the percentage of those minors graduating into the adult prison system has risen, according to the director of juvenile probation. The Lycoming County commissioners are set to renew several juvenile probation contracts today, ...

Loyalsock schools accept $5,000 donation

A donation of $5,000 in supplies and equipment from a local home improvement business to be used for upgrades to the concession stand facility at the Loyalsock Township High School football stadium was approved by the district’s board at their meeting Wednesday night. “Lowe’s Heroes” ...

Trees, a new council member on city’s agenda

Residents living along West Fourth Street in Newberry who had trees removed due to reconstruction of the street are planning to attend City Council tonight. The Newberry Community Partnership will present its concerns, according to Council President Randall J. Allison. The state Department ...

Teen killed early Tuesday

A 16-year-old city boy was shot dead early Tuesday morning in the 900 block of Market Street, just northwest of Brandon Park, city police said. No arrest has been made. It was the second city homicide in a week and the fourth shooting to happen in the city in two weeks. The identity of the ...

2 vie for open council seat

Two city residents were interviewed by City Council Tuesday night, with one seat open after the resignation of Jonathan Williamson last month. Gerry Fausnaught, a former councilwoman who has been out of city government for eight years, and James Gardner, a former intern with Mayor Gabriel J. ...

Tira appointed to bench seat

Williamsport attorney Ryan Tira will take office as Lycoming County Common Pleas Judge in early September. Tira, who won both the Republican and Democratic nominations for county judge in the spring primary, recently secured an interim appointment by Gov. Tom Wolf for the bench seat. The ...