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Small fire temporarily displaces woman

MUNCY — A woman was left temporarily homeless following a small electrical fire in her bathroom at the Meadowbrook Trailer Park, 2381 Route 405, about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Muncy Township fire officials said. The fire originated in a ceiling fan and spread to the roof, but ...

Ushers help Community Arts Center shows run smoothly

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette continues its ninth annual Person of the Year series. Each day will shine a spotlight on each of the finalists. On Tuesday, the Sun-Gazette will name its 2019 Person of the Year.) Since its renovation in 1992, the Community Arts Center in Williamsport ...

Sanitary repair policy revised by authority

Williamsport Municipal Sanitary Authority has approved a revision of its repair policy for customers in 2020. “If gas companies are replacing main lines beneath streets and they damage a portion of the lateral, the Williamsport Sanitary Authority will repair it and cover the expenses,” ...

Looking back at July’s front-page news

The year 2019 had its moments. Today the Sun-Gazette continues a daily offering of news highlights from the year. Following are the stories that made front-page news during July: • July 1 — A powerful storm knocked over trees throughout Williamsport, some of them older that were ...

Eagle Mountain Word of Faith Church featured on today’s cover

It was the contrast of the Eagle Mountain Word of Faith Church’s white bell tower against its red brick walls, paired with its large white-framed windows, that first appealed to area artist Mickey Mapstone when she decided to paint a portrait of the building. After submitting the work for ...

A look back at the news highlights from June of 2019

The year 2019 had its moments. Today the Sun-Gazette continues a daily offering of news highlights from the year. Following are the stories that made front-page news during June: • June 1 — A 42-inch broken sewer pipe under Campbell Street was the cause of a 15-foot-deep sinkhole ...

City Council will meet to address veto

City Council has scheduled a meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday to consider the 2020 budget veto by Mayor Gabriel J. Campana. Council is expected to meet to discuss the $28.1 million budget that it adopted on Dec. 12, said Council President Randall J. Allison. Campana vetoed the budget, which ...

A gateway emerges, a street is rebuilt and a collapse needs repaired

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette continues its annual review of the past year’s major news stories.) Three of the city’s larger developments emerged this year and each likely will impact lives next year and beyond. Lycoming College’s $12.5 million Krapf Gateway Center opened in ...

Up to six years for drug dealer who allegedly left corpse

With a pending trial for alleged abuse of a corpse, an area man was sentenced to two to six years for his earlier drug dealing charges Monday. John R. Cobb Jr., 61, sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant on May 30 and June 1 of 2018. Six months later and after making supervised ...

May made many local headlines

The year 2019 had its moments. Today the Sun-Gazette continues a daily offering of news highlights from the year. Following are the stories that made front-page news during May: • May 1 — Mayor Gabriel J. Campana declines to confer with City Council and announces he is reopening the ...

Police want more cooperation by victims, witnesses amid deadly year

On a summer night in late July, just 40 feet from the front steps of a church at West Fourth and Elmira streets, numerous shell casings were spread throughout the intersection. A block away, motorist Kerry Young, 37, struck in the head with one of several bullets that were fired at him as ...

Church seriously damaged in vandalism

Just five days before Christmas, a burglar broke into Emmanuel Baptist Church on Four Mile Drive and ransacked the sanctuary by upsetting pews, knocking holes in the walls, cutting up sections of the carpet and breaking several windows. The suspected burglar then got undressed, leaving his ...

Resident talks to students about his life without sight

HUGHESVILLE — Kelley Sprout, who is legally blind, came close to being struck by a vehicle recently while trying to cross at Main and Walnut streets here. Sprout, 50, spoke Thursday to ninth-through-12th grade students who were enrolled in an innovation center class at Hughesville ...

Unseasonably warm temps expected for the holiday week

With sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures all this week, there is no chance for a white Christmas this year. “We are locked into a very calm weather pattern,” Aaron Tyburski, forecaster with the National Weather Service at State College, said Sunday night. There is no snow in ...

Crypts, tunnel unearthed at Virginia church

NORFOLK — When parishioners at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception started their latest construction project in 2014, their main concerns were repairing ceiling leaks, restoring the windows and adding a new floor. But after a recent discovery, new questions linger. ...

Front page news from April

The year 2019 had its moments. Today the Sun-Gazette continues a daily offering of news highlights from the year. Following are the stories that made front-page news during April: • April 1 — A card reader system for the city mulch and brush pile may be able to be purchased by the city ...

A year of celebrating Newberry Little League

The boys of summer of 1969 were celebrated in style this year as Newberry Little League marked the 50th anniversary of representing the East in the Little League World Series. They are the last team from Williamsport to make it all the way to the Series, and the only one in the modern ...

City polling places reduced from 17 to 13 wards

The city of Williamsport is reducing its wards from 17 to 13, and that will mean fewer polling places starting in 2020. It also will mean new polling places for some voters. Every voter whose ward number or polling place has changed will receive a new voter registration card with the ...

Nature Play starts to take shape

Two children jumped up and down with excitement on log stumps. Their mother watched with care. It was their first foray at Nature Play, a mini-park within Brandon Park, for which Mayor Gabriel J. Campana held a red ribbon cutting on Friday afternoon. Nature Play is just what the name ...