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Owner: Crosscutters ‘aren’t going anywhere’

Peter Freund stood at the podium in front of a crowd of Williamsport Crosscutters fans Wednesday night at the Genetti Hotel’s ballroom and reassured the crowd the team wasn’t going to be leaving the city. The team’s principal owner laid out reasons for optimism despite the Cutters’ ...

Comms, county staff blast lack of state funding

Lycoming County commissioners blasted state agencies Thursday, which they say owe county departments several million dollars in reimbursements. Commissioners Tony Mussare and Scott Metzger said the burden falls back on the county taxpayer and they need legislative help. Mussare noted an ...

Expect clear day as storm moves in

A “widespread snowfall all day” with increased chances of sleet and freezing rain is forecast for Saturday, according to Steve Travis, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. According to Travis, the forecast is still uncertain as the elements of rain could mean less or more ...

Woman receives class ring she had lost 33 years ago

Thirty-three years ago, Crystal Lincoln lost her class ring that was bought for her by her grandmother. Sunday, she saw a photo of it pop up on her Facebook page. Rae Snook and Paula Miller, her home healthcare aid, at the Mary Slaughter Home, recently stumbled upon the ring in Snook’s ...

New mayor, parking authority talk working relationships, budget

The Williamsport Parking Authority received a visit from Mayor Derek Slaughter on Wednesday night and the meet-and-greet went over some relationships established between the authority and city. First, though, when asked about nine days at City Hall, Slaughter told the authority board how his ...

Woodward supers reappoint Worth, Coleman

LINDEN — The Woodward Township supervisors reorganized the board of supervisors reappointing Jack Coleman for the vice chairmen seat and Alan Worth for the supervisor chairman seat. The seats for Coleman and Worth are both six year terms. In addition, Ralph Hoyt was reappointed onto the ...

Montgomery borough appoints council members

MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery borough council appointed two members for a two-year term and appointed three members for a four-year term at their recent reorganizational meeting. Shawn Coles and Andrew Onufrak III were both appointed for the two-year seats on the board while three new ...

Muncy Borough keeps president in reorganization

MUNCY— The Muncy Borough Council held their reorganizational meeting unanimously reappointing Ed Feigles as president, appoint Scott Delany as vice president and appoint Richard Umpstead as president pro tem for the 2020 election at a meeting in early January. Other council members, ...

Loyalsock Township supers keep chair, vice chair

The Loyalsock Township supervisors reorganized their board by reappointing the chairman, vice chairman, township secretary, township treasurer, assistant secretary, township manager and township engineer positions for the 2020 election at a meeting in early January. Marc Sortman was ...

Planning for Soap Box Derby starts

The weather forecast may be for cooler temperatures and possible snow for the weekend, but enthusiasm for the annual Soap Box Derby is beginning to heat up with an information meeting and registration scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Community Arts Center. The derby is scheduled for June 13 ...

Veteran lawmaker anxious to get to work

As another year gets under way, state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, said he’s looking forward to tackling state government issues in Harrisburg. Yaw, who recently announced he’s running for re-election to the Senate, spoke on a number of issues Wednesday with the Sun-Gazette. He ...

Montgomery debates police regionalization

MONTGOMERY – Police regionalization in the Montgomery area remains a possibility, borough officials said. Borough Police Cpl. Eric Winters says the next step is to get a list of goals before borough councils of Montgomery and Muncy and township supervisors in Clinton, Brady and Muncy ...

Young helped to improve residents’ living standards, parks and streets

“My satisfaction has come from helping people in the community.” That’s what Stephanie Young, director of the City of Williamsport’s Department of Community and Economic Development, said this week as she announced her intention to retire in April after 22 years working for the ...

Yaw speaks to Chesapeake Bay cleanup issue

State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, said cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay does not resonate well with everyone in his constituency, but every effort is being made to meet government mandates. “We acknowledge the problem and we are trying,” he said. Yaw, recently elected chairman of ...

School district to evaluate elementary school options

The Montoursville school board voted to conduct a feasibility study Tuesday to evaluate their options in renovating or consolidating their elementary system. Scott Cousin, senior project manager at Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates, said during his presentation that it would cost $7.2 to ...

Supervisors approve sewer resolution, handicap ramp

The Loyalsock Township supervisors approved resolutions for a sewage planning module for a property on Heim Hill Road and a new handicapped ramp for a property at 1420 Northway Road on Tuesday. The Heim Hill property is located in an area that is rural and not attached to the public sewer, ...

Jersey Shore looks to develop land

JERSEY SHORE — Fulfilling the borough’s need for equipment and salt storage, the council made the first steps to renovate the Depot Street area. The borough council voted to utilize Larson Design, the appointed design group, to survey the land and garner flood elevation certificates for ...

Slaughter chooses administration team

Mayor Derek Slaughter identified his administrative team on Tuesday. The individuals include: Damon Hagan, police chief; Mark Sechrist, assistant police chief; Todd Heckman, fire chief; Mark Killian, assistant fire chief and Dave Dymeck, deputy fire chief; Joseph Gerardi, codes administrator ...

Comms list broad-based initiatives for 2020

Lycoming County commissioners say they share priorities of their counterparts across the state calling for increased dollars for mental health services and a solution to the emergency medical services crisis in 2020. Among other broad-based concerns identified by county leaders are property ...

Ex-player sues school over hazing allegations

HARRISBURG — A former Penn State football player claims in a lawsuit that Nittany Lions players hazed him and other younger teammates by imitating sexual acts in the shower and invoking Jerry Sandusky’s name. Isaiah Humphries filed the lawsuit Monday in Pennsylvania federal court against ...