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Limited vaccine supply creates distribution woes

Efforts to get more people inoculated against COVID-19 are facing the challenge of securing enough vaccines throughout much of the state including in Lycoming County. People receiving vaccines have gone to any one of the locations scattered around the county, but as yet there is no single site ...

School districts utilize remote learning during snow days

Remote days have replaced snow days in the vocabulary of many area students as districts have opted to have students attend classes in a remote platform rather than canceling school when the weather makes travel difficult. “We have not had any cancellations. We have either been remote ...

I-80 homicide suspect denied bail in arraignment

A Texas man connected to the alleged murder of an actress traveling back from the Midwest has been denied bail by a Union County District Judge during his preliminary arraignment Tuesday afternoon. Tracy Rollins, 28, of Dallas, Texas, allegedly shot Rebecca Landrith, 47, of Connecticut ...

Gilbert runs for Loyalsock Township Supervisor

James W. Gilbert is running for Loyalsock Township Supervisor on the Republican ticket. Gilbert has served the township for more than 20 years with the Loyalsock Township Volunteer Fire Co. and for the past three years has served as a fire officer. For the past three years Gilbert has ...

Jersey Shore school board members question feasibility study recommendations

JERSEY SHORE — Three Jersey Shore Area School board members opposed feasibility study goals recommended by the Capital Projects Committee after questioning how the study would be conducted by Hunt Engineering. “I also have questions about what figures they’re going to be using,” ...

State lawmaker: Grant money available

The state Department of Community and Economic Development is now accepting applications for Act 13 grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, according to a news release from the office of state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township. Eligible entities are encouraged to apply for the ...

Commissioners approve consulting contract

Lycoming County commissioners agreed Tuesday to extend the contract for MCM Consulting Group Inc. for its work with the emergency communications system. The commissioners had tabled action on the issue last week after questions arose about the company’s failure to carry out all ...

Candlelight vigil to be held for woman found dead

LOGANTON — Roads to Peace will hold a candlelight vigil today at 6 p.m. in Loganton. The event will be held in remembrance of Rebecca Landrith, who was found dead at the Mile Run exit of Interstate 80 on Feb. 7. “Her life, although cut short at 47 years old, was nonetheless one that ...

Jersey Shore School Board to revisit CTE program

JERSEY SHORE — Comments by Jersey Shore School board member David Becker on a CTE health occupations program that the board voted down earlier this month, prompted the board to agree to revisit the subject at their next meeting. “In researching Lycoming and Clinton counties, we’re ...

Montgomery boy donates cash to Newberry restaurant workers

A giving young man spent around four weeks gathering donations to answer the call to a “tip challenge.” Giovanni Dellomo gathered around $1,000 cash to surprise the staff of Mileto’s Sub Shop in Newberry with tips. “I’m doing it to make someone’s day,” the 8-year-old said. ...

Suspect in Interstate 80 homicide denied bail

A Texas man connected to the alleged murder of an actress traveling back from the Midwest has been denied bail by a Union County District Judge during his preliminary arraignment Tuesday afternoon. Tracy Rollins, 28, of Dallas, Texas, allegedly shot Rebecca Landrith, 47, of Connecticut ...

US COVID deaths reach 500,000

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that ...

Local health officials react to death toll

The nation hit an unsettling milestone. Half a million people have now died of COVID-19 in the United States. “The loss of a life is immense, so hitting a milestone like this is something that reminds us of how serious this virus is,” Dr. Rutul Dalal, MD, medical director of Infectious ...

Snow thaw set up for this week

By MARK MARONEY mmaroney@sungazette.com Not counting the 2 to 3 inches of snow that fell Monday, Williamsport has seen almost 50.7 inches of snow since Dec. 1, said Charles Ross, a meteorologist with the National Weather service. Warmer temperatures this week without rainfall are expected ...

Sunday night fire leaves 2 homeless, no injuries

Fire crews responded to a trailer fire that rendered a Wolf Township home uninhabitable by its two residents, according to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department. The two residents, and their one dog, were unharmed during the fire, which began at around 10:30 p.m. on Michael Avenue at ...

Bowman Field naming rights buyer sought

Mayor Derek Slaughter’s administration wants an agreement with the city for naming rights to Bowman Field. The proposal is for five years and interested parties are asked to go through the city finance department. The notice of the proposal to increase city revenue by having a person or ...

Loyalsock Township woman crochets mats for homeless people

A common item used by most consumers — plastic grocery bags — are being transformed into waterproof mats for the homeless by the talented Dorothy Warner, of Loyalsock Township. At first that may not seem a remarkable feat, but Warner will be 95 years old in August. She said she taught ...

Assistance available to Lycoming County renters, landlords

Lycoming County landlords and renters can apply for funding made available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program, announced by County Commissioner Scott Metzger this week, is the result of legislation passed by the state freeing up funding for eligible ...

Lawmaker speaks to local air service issue

State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township said this week he has heard nothing from American Airlines since local leaders took part in a webinar to stress the importance of having in place commercial air service locally. The Center for Rural Pennsylvania hearing on Feb. 4 hosted by Yaw served ...