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Williamsport schools aim for one device per student

The Williamsport Area School District is working to get a computer into the hands of each student in the event that the status of the pandemic dictates a return to all remote learning in the fall, Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, district superintendent, told the school board this week. He noted that ...

Daisy M. Elliott

Daisy M. Elliott, 84, Genesee, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Friends may call at the Gold Church, 2402 Route 49 West, Ulysses, on Sunday, July 26, from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by services. CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply. Arrangements entrusted to Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & ...

City Council nixes $380K armored police vehicle

City Council yanked a nearly $380,000 armored vehicle for the city police special response team Thursday from the six-year capital projects budget. The capital projects budget was adopted, but the tactical vehicle was pulled because of current financial conditions, yet unknown impacts from ...

Odd Fellows celebrate 175 years of service

MUNCY — Celebrating their 175th anniversary in this area, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Brady Lodge No. 116, did what they are best noted for — helping those in need. The lodge donated $1,000 to the American Rescue Workers and also donated bed sheets, comforters and coffee to an ...

Man facing homicide charge after crash

A city man who allegedly caused the death of two motorcyclists on the Arch Street Bridge Saturday night has been charged with vehicular homicide while intoxicated, among other charges Tuesday, according to an affidavit. Following the crash, James Neufer, 38, of Sylvan Dell Road, was ...

Lycoming County seeks grant to reduce prison population, recidivism rate

Lycoming County commissioners voted Tuesday on an inmate-reduction plan they say has saved about $2 million by preventing people from being incarcerated. Jennifer McConnell, director of court services, received permission to apply for a grant of $379,985 with the Pennsylvania Commission on ...

Lycoming County commissioners eye pandemic assistance for agency providers

Lycoming County commissioners are expected Thursday to vote on grant applications to ease the burdens of those affected by losses in income due to COVID-19. Following discussion Tuesday, commissioners are expected to approve an application for $290,196 in Community Development Block Grant ...

More COVID-19 United Community Funds coming

Regional nonprofit organizations will soon be able to apply for funds during the second phase of funding from the COVID-19 United Community Funds. The funds are offered through a collaborative effort of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania and United Ways representing ...

Experts: Good week to see Comet Neowise

Want to see Comet Neowise this week? Then wait for evening, hope for clear skies and look toward the northwest just above the horizon, according to meteorologists and astronomers. “It’s a good week for viewing the comet,” said Bill Gartner, a meteorologist at the National Weather ...

Coroner identifies 2 house fire victims

A 67-year-old and her eight-year-old granddaughter perished in a blaze at a two-story house early Sunday in Woodward Township, state police said. Fire and smoke claimed the lives of Carolyn Barner, 67, and Riley Welch, 8, about 6:30 a.m. at 225 Woodward St., Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. ...

Big companies got coronavirus loans first

NEW YORK — Ever since the U.S. government launched its emergency lending program for small businesses on April 3, there have been complaints that bigger companies had their loans approved and disbursed more quickly. There is now evidence to back up those complaints. An Associated Press ...

Federal agents, local streets: A ‘red flag’ in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal law enforcement officers’ actions at protests in Oregon’s largest city, done without local authorities’ consent, are raising the prospect of a constitutional crisis — one that could escalate as weeks of demonstrations find renewed focus in clashes with ...

Charlotte service at Williamsport airport is just a month away

Air travel to and from Charlotte, North Carolina, is nearly ready for take-off, according to Richard Howell, executive director of Williamsport Regional Airport. As announced earlier this year, plans call for Americans Airlines to roll out the service Aug. 18 with two flights per ...

FCFP, partners create $1.12M fund to aid nonprofits amid pandemic

In response to the current health crisis, regional funders have partnered to create the COVID-19 common application to enable a simplified process for nonprofits to apply for grants totaling $1,124,000, according to Jennifer D. Wilson, president and CEO of the First Community Foundation ...

2 dead in Woodward Township blaze

WOODWARD — A woman and child are dead following a house fire early Sunday, said a fire chief. At 6:26 a.m., Richard Whalen, chief at Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Department said he was called to 225 Woodward St. “We got a call for a structure fire with possible entrapment, when we ...

Community gathers for vigil in response to neo-Nazi rally

More than 70 people from throughout the region came to Brandon Park for a prayer vigil Sunday, in response to the neo-Nazi rally. Quoting the recently deceased Georgia congressman John Lewis, Jordi Comas, with the Hub for Progress, said, “When something unfair or unjust happens, you have a ...

Hepburn Street shooting still under investigation

The shooting Friday night along the 1000 block of Hepburn Street is still under investigation, said Chief Damon Hagan. “One of our agents was called out and the matter is still under investigation,” he said. “We have not released a statement at this time.” No charges have been filed ...

Local law enforcement maintains order until group leaves Brandon Park

The preemptive measures taken by law enforcement at all levels successfully intercepted the neo-Nazi group, whose leader failed to decieve the city into a false security, Saturday. After telling reporters and law enforcement they’d heed the city’s permit request denial, a group of 15 ...

Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and ‘American hero’

WASHINGTON — People paid great heed to John Lewis for much of his life in the civil rights movement. But at the very beginning — when he was just a kid wanting to be a minister someday — his audience didn't care much for what he had to say. A son of Alabama sharecroppers, the young ...

As pandemic surges, election officials seek poll workers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wanted: Poll workers willing to brave a global pandemic in November. Governments across the country are scrambling to find people to staff polling places for the presidential election this fall as the coronavirus sows doubt about how safe it will be to cast a ballot in ...