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More area retailers closing their doors

The KMart in Loyalsock Township likely will be closing soon. USA Today reported Thursday that the store on the Golden Strip is one of 45 locations shutting down. Other locations in the region to close include the KMart stores in Berwick and Wilkes-Barre. Going-out-of-business sales will ...

Toomey presses for bulwark against future fracking ban

HARRISBURG — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said Friday that he is seeking passage of a measure that’s squarely aimed at several Democratic presidential candidates and designed to prevent a president from banning hydraulic fracturing. At a news conference in Harrisburg, ...

Levee grant passes initial hurdle

City Council’s finance committee Tuesday gave a positive recommendation for the city to join in a $500,000 grant application with South Williamsport to be submitted by Lycoming County for levee rehabilitation. The authorization would be for the county to submit what’s known as an H20 PA ...

Annual dinner highlights outstanding area women

The 11th Annual Women of Excellence recognition dinner on Thursday evening honored more than a dozen women to celebrate inspiring stories of hard work, inclusion and cultural impact. “Tonight we have the honor of recognizing the achievements of 14 women of excellence along with five young ...

Handicapped community threatens legal action against city

Advocates for the handicapped in Williamsport said Thursday they were preparing a civil action in U.S. Middle District Court against the city for failing to make City Hall accessible and for violation of civil rights. The representative for the Center for Independent Living handed out a ...

Expert testifies on ability to consent in rape trial

A mentally disabled woman, who police said was raped or sexually assaulted numerous times, is unable to give consent as a result of her impairment, a psychologist testified Thursday. Bruce D. Stuart, 60, of 316 Ridge Top Road, in Eldred Township, is facing 32 felonies and 28 misdemeanor ...

DuBoistown delays decision to dissolve police department

A decision to dissolve the borough police department was tabled Thursday, following a 285-signature petition and public outcry. Though the council originally voted to deny a motion to form a steering committee 5-2, they unanimously passed the motion in a second vote. Council members Eric ...

Board votes against charter school’s renewal

MILL HALL — More than 100 people — most clad in the green and white of Sugar Valley — packed the Central Mountain High School auditorium to learn the fate of the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School Wednesday night. In the end, the Keystone Central school board voted not to renew the ...

South Side, DuBoistown face stormwater fees

South Williamsport and DuBoistown property owners will see new fees for stormwater runoff in the coming year. The Stormwater Management Program is part of a cooperative plan involving the two boroughs and Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority. LCWSA Executive Director Christine Weigle ...

Simulation educates about challenges of re-entry

Lycoming College students and volunteers from the community got to experience first-hand the roadblocks that people returning to society after serving time in jail or prison face as they participated in a re-entry simulation at the college Tuesday. Conducted by the Franklin County Re-entry ...

Local Veterans Day events on tap

The Lycoming County Veterans Parade will highlight events in the local area this month that salute U.S. military servicemen and women. The parade is set to kick off at 2 p.m. in Montoursville. It will form on Mill Street near the Green Bridge and travel east along Broad Street to American ...

South Side feasibility study unveiled

A feasibility study for a $29.5 million building and facilities renovation plan in the South Williamsport Area School District to consolidate education into two school buildings was unveiled to the public at this week’s school board meeting. Part of the plan may include closing Rommelt ...

City Hall repairs estimated cost at $2 million

“Two million dollars.” That’s what Joseph Gerardi, city codes administrator, said he priced repairs and accessibility upgrades in order for Williamsport City Hall to be functional for years to come. It also would meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal ...

Hudock Capital to host veterans’ tribute

Thomas Tudor, a nationally renowned speaker, will present a lecture on “Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknowns” Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Community Theater League, 100 W. Third St., Williamsport. Hudock Capital Group LLC will host the special veterans’ tribute, which begins at 5:30 ...

Clinton County denies UPMC Susquehanna’s request for tax exemption

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Board of Assessment and Revision of Taxes has denied UPMC Susquehanna’s request for tax exemption status in the county. The decision was made last Wednesday by the board, consisting of the county commissioners, after UPMC was given the opportunity to ...

Clinton County elects 1st woman as commissioner

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County has its first female commissioner and a come-back kid as the Republicans maintain control of county government. Miles Kessinger, a former county commissioner who entered the race again because he didn’t like being retired, was the top vote getter with 4,351 ...

Grants on levee, city block upgrades under review

About $700,000 in state government grant applications for the levee and neighborhood improvement will be reviewed tonight by City Council. A $500,000 grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development to be submitted by Lycoming County on behalf of Williamsport and South ...

Slaughter wins mayor

City native Derek Slaughter became the next mayor of Williamsport, according to unofficial election results on Tuesday night. The Democrat received 2,918 votes to Republican Eric Beiter’s 2,166 votes, unofficial results stated. Slaughter, a councilman and mathematics teacher at the high ...

County adds new Commissioner

Tony Mussare and Rick Mirabito held on to their Lycoming County Commissioner seats, while Scott Metzger, who received the highest number of votes, becomes the newest member of the three-person board, according to unofficial election results. Jack McKernan, an incumbent Republican who staged a ...

New voting machines bring mixed reactions

eactions to the new voting machines were mixed according to a sampling of voters exiting polls Tuesday, however precinct judges and other election officials were satisfied with the process. Horace Herlocker Jr., who was leaving the polls at Loyalsock’s fifth precinct, said that he likes the ...