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China vows ‘firm and forceful measures’ for $200 billion US tariff threat

BEIJING — China’s government vowed Wednesday to take “firm and forceful measures” as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the latest salvo in an escalating trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic ...

Donations aid local foster youth

Two hundred new, black-and-red dufflebags, stuffed full of supplies and embroidered with “be brave,” filled the TCC Verizon store in Montoursville recently. As representatives from Adelphoi Village, a foster care and permanency services agency, walked through the store’s door, they ...

Muncy Township supervisors offer answers to questions about renovations

PENNSDALE — Seeking to stop the rumors that have been circulating in Muncy Township about the plans for renovations to the township building, Supervisor Tom Schaech urged residents who have questions to meet with township officials to get the answers. “If you have a concern, stop by the ...

Contract for tank project closed; work completed

The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority voted to close out its contract with DN Tanks Wednesday, now that work on the Fairfield tank project is completed. The closeout documentation was approved alongside a final bill payment of $124,151. The state Department of Environmental ...

Wolf promotes job skills development funded by state budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor is taking steps to implement a $30 million workforce development initiative to expand high-demand computer and industrial skills training, an effort funded under the recently passed state budget. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday signed an order ...

Weather looking good for fair’s opening week

Summertime and the fairway is breezy. The heat and sunshine experienced earlier in the week will continue throughout, with a fair breeze offering some respite to Lycoming County fairgoers tonight and during the day Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in State ...

3 1/2 to 7 years for man guilty of fatal collision

A Hughesville man who recently pleaded guilty to killing a local woman after hitting the rear end of her vehicle at a speed of over 100 mph last summer was sentenced to serve 3 1/2 to seven years in state prison. Alec T. Barnes, 25, of 156 S. Third St., in Hughesville, pleaded guilty to ...

City reassigns grant; intends to seek larger sum

The city administration has reassigned its application for a $500,000 state grant it submitted in May with the state Department of Community and Economic Development for mitigating flooding of Grafius Run. “We will likely need several million dollars as opposed to that amount,” said Jason ...

Commissioners give preview of 2019 budget considerations

An increase for the Lycoming County Library System, more radios and towers for the county Department of Public Safety and ways to increase and hold onto the local workforce all will be at the forefront of the Lycoming County commissioners’ minds during the 2019 budget planning season, ...

Township looks for grants for pollution-cutting project

The Old Lycoming Township supervisors voted unanimously — but in the case of two supervisors, “regrettably” — to proceed with a pollutant reduction plan to clean up Bottle Run over the next five years. Township Manager Robert Whitford said the municipality is seeking grants to help ...

School board hired food service company

The Montoursville Area School Board approved a contract with Nutrition Group to serve as the district’s food service management company for the 2018-19 school year during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. The district’s food service was formerly managed by Jack Fessler, who has ...

Muncy Borough approves grant application for park

MUNCY — Council gave the OK Tuesday night to move forward with an application for an unrestricted grant from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to fund work at Green Street Park. Plans are to use the $199,230 grant for funds to improve the parking area at the park, ...

Loyalsock Township to replace traffic light

The Loyalsock Township supervisors unanimously accepted a proposal from Larson Design Group to begin the designing phase of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Northway Road and Sheridan Street at its meeting Tuesday night. The board has worked on securing grant funding for the ...

College breaks ground for gateway building

Ground was broken Monday for Lycoming College’s new $10.6 million gateway building, which is being named after two brothers who graduated from the college. Dr. Kent Trachte, college president, introduced those gathered on the lawn of the Mary Welch Honors Hall to brothers Dale and Dallas ...

Commission gives recommendation for city’s portion of gateway project

The Williamsport Planning Commission Monday gave a positive recommendation to the land development and lot consolidation plans for the Lycoming College Gateway Building. The commission voted 5-0 on the project plan and reviewed plans for the 28,400-square-foot building and another for the ...

Forfeited drug money to fund security update

The county District Attorney’s office is contributing $17,000 in forfeited drug funds to Newberry Estates as part of a $21,000 project to update the housing development’s security system. The updated system will allow city police and apartment management to view the local apartment ...

Bridge fencing safety bill signed into law

Legislation to address protective fencing on bridges over highways has become law in the state. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock, the bill’s chief sponsor, said it will enhance safety of the transportation infrastructure and help further protect pedestrians and motorists. “I’m ...

Borough police chief announces October retirement

Chief Robert Hetner, of the South Williamsport Police Department, will be retiring from his position effective Oct. 31 after 38 years with the department. South Williamsport Borough Council unanimously accepted the job description for the soon opened position at a meeting Monday night and is ...

Trump picks Kavanaugh for court, setting up fight with Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the Supreme Court Monday night, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court further to the right. A favorite of the ...