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City Council to elect new president, VP

City Council plans to elect a president and vice president tonight. An open seat exists on council with the departure of Jonathan Williamson, who took a job out of state. Council also will consider rebidding three renovation projects at City Hall. The projects include a modification of ...

County commissioners explain annual expenses

Lycoming County commissioners are expected to approve expensive recurring payments today, including for public safety and a nursing home. County officials and the commissioners provided clarity on the expenses Tuesday. Logic Systems Inc. provides response recommendation for 911 ...

Zafar Grotto Rafaz Club to host benefit for kidney transplant

Zafar Grotto Rafaz Club is set to host a cornhole tournament benefit event for Jeffrey Burget, a local in need of a kidney transplant. Burget has a donor, but does not have a match. The benefit is planned for Sunday, July 21, at the Grotto, 381 E. Second Ave., South Williamsport. The ...

Fire strikes senior apartments

A three-alarm fire broke out late Wednesday night at the Williamsport Manor, 450 Center St., forcing the evacuation of the apartment building’s nearly 100 residents. There were no reports of any fire injuries, but a few residents were treated at the scene for heat exhaustion or ...

Remembering Flight 800

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the TWA Flight 800 air disaster that claimed the lives of 16 Montoursville Area High School students and their five chaperones. The students, all members of the school’s French Club, were headed to Paris when their plane exploded and crashed off Long ...

Police officers settlement proposal heads to City Council

City Council’s finance committee gave a positive recommendation Tuesday to have the city insurance company pay three city police officers settlements following the resolution of claims against the city. Police Lts. Steven Helm and Fred Miller and Patrolwoman Nikita Bonnell were named in the ...

Commissioners to consider gap loan

To avoid increased surveying costs, the proposed park in Armstrong Township must wait until fall for mapping accuracy, delaying grant monies, said Lycoming County officials. The county land development administrator asked commissioners for a loan Tuesday. The Sylvan Dell conservation site, ...

High school principal approved for East Lyco

HUGHESVILLE — The East Lycoming School Board approved a new high school principal during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Tom Coburn replaces Ronald Lorson, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service in the district. His retirement, effective Jan. 1, was accepted by the ...

Lawmaker to host senior fair

State Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, will host a free senior fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 24, at the Old Lycoming Township Fire Hall, 1600 Dewey Ave. According to a news release, the resource fair will feature local vendors offering government services, health screenings, ...

4H provides members with many opportunities

Some kids walk through the Lycoming County Fair gates for the food, carnival rides and memories. For those in the Lycoming County 4-H Program, Penn State Extension, crossing through the gates is the beginning of their time showing off the learned skills and projects they have worked on all ...

New teacher hired; work continues on upgrades

MUNCY — Muncy School Board hired a new elementary school teacher Monday night. Karina Fry will be assigned to Ward L. Myers Elementary School in the 2019-20 year. Fry begins her job at a rate of a recent bachelor degree graduate, said Craig Skaluba, the district superintendent. In the ...

Budget deal with Pelosi is getting ‘close’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell vs. hardliners in the White House as lawmakers pursue a deal on federal spending and the debt. And the hardliners, wary of further increases to federal spending, appear to be losing. Talks between ...

Thousands worked behind scenes for 1969 moon landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago. That massive workforce stretched across the U.S. and included engineers, scientists, mechanics, technicians, pilots, divers, seamstresses, secretaries and ...

Hot streak to hit area for rest of the week

Despite the threat of some scattered showers, it should be a decent weather week for the remainder the Lycoming County Fair “if you like hot” and humid conditions, according to Kevin Fitzgerald, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. A high pressure system ...

Calls for investigations after power is restored in Manhattan

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday. Con Ed President Tim Cawley insisted the Saturday night blackout that ...

Lycoming County hardships were an inspiration for famous author

A famous author spent his formative years in Lycoming County and the White Deer Valley. Conrad Richter experienced struggles growing up in these farmlands and used it later as fodder for novels and writings that would win him a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1951, according to Larry Stout, ...

Variety of food brings crowds to the Lycoming County fair

For some, a night at the Lycoming County Fair is spent riding the Ferris wheel to see the highest view of the grounds. For others, it is spent listening to the live music of Big Tiny Young. No matter the choice of entertainment, it’s the fair foods that call just about everybody to the ...

Jersey Shore, Old Lycoming approve police study

Jersey Shore Borough and Old Lycoming Township have each approved a letter of intent with the State Department of Community and Economic Development for a regional police study between Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department and the township. Borough and township officials noted a ...

Storm crawls ashore, weakens to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built after Hurricane Katrina ...

Heavy rain impacts environment of Gulf

Hurricane Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife habitat and fisheries, scientists say. But the extent of the damage — and whether it will ...