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Wagner cites dysfunction in Harrisburg

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner made a stop in Williamsport Saturday, attending the Lycoming County Council of Republican women’s annual picnic at James E. Short Park, Loyalsock Township. Wagner, who said he has made almost 500 stops around the state this year, is running ...

Bishop: Some priests named in report remain in ministry

PITTSBURGH — The bishop of Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic diocese said a few priests named in a soon-to-be-released grand jury report on clergy sex abuse are still in ministry because the diocese determined allegations against them were unsubstantiated. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported ...

Sun-Gazette offers new Little League pins starting Monday

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette will once again make available the always popular Little League World Series pins. And this year, collectors will have a chance to add five new Sun-Gazette pins to their inventory. “This will be the 15th straight year we will be offering pins,” Sun-Gazette ...

‘Elite’ river walk designated Great Place in Pennsylvania

The Susquehanna River Walk was one of three greenways or trails statewide designated a Great Place in Pennsylvania by the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter in a surprise announcement during STEP Inc.’s Pathway to Fitness dedication on Friday at the STEP RiverWalk Center in ...

River Walk Center dedicates Pathway to Fitness

A literal pathway to fitness offers exercise equipment stations dotted along a new walking path outside the South Williamsport Park Complex in an effort to provide more opportunities for community members to focus on their health in fun ways that get them outdoors. The path was designated by ...

Pre-Release Center use in question by commissioner

While the Lycoming County Pre-Release Center continues to be successful in terms of gaining employment for offenders and in other ways, the county commissioners can’t help but wonder if it might be cheaper to close the facility and create new programming to provide those services. The ...

2-vehicle crash in Williamsport kills teen, 18

A vehicle accident at the intersection of Rose and West Fourth streets resulted in the death of Jessica Hooper, 18, address unknown. According to Patrolman Jordan Stolzfus of the city police, Hooper was driving her vehicle west on West Fourth Street around 4:30 p.m. Friday when she ran the ...

UGI: Contractor burst gas line, caused evacuation

A gas leak on Tombs Run Road, just off of Canoe Run Road in Mifflin Township Thursday, was caused by a contractor working in that area hitting one of the feeder lines, according to Joseph Swope, manager of media relations for UGI Utilities Inc, the area natural gas company. Swope said UGI ...

City businessman co-owner of Aussie ball team

Marc Schefsky always has been a fan of the Little League World Series. Now, the hotel he works for, and its connection to providing a place for teams to stay when they play in the tournament, has led him to another venture in his life. Schefsky, general manager of the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. ...

Unknowns in new legislation cause concern for children and youth services

Legislation that will affect children and youth services nationwide was slipped into the bipartisan Budget Act that passed in February, said Mark Egly, director of Lycoming County Children and Youth Services. “It was kind of a surprise,” he said. “There are more questions than answers ...

Little League World Series just around the corner

Much of the world will soon be focused on Williamsport when the Little League World Series kicks off with its youth tournament. The games begin Thursday and culminate with the championship game on Aug. 26. Sixteen teams, including eight international clubs, compete to carry the banner of ...

Local political parties host candidates

The county’s two major political parties will be holding their annual picnics this weekend. On Saturday, gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner will be a guest at the county Republican women’s picnic at 1 p.m. Saturday at James Short Park, 2301 Northway Road, Loyalsock Township. “This ...

Authority approves art for new regional airport terminal

A portion of a bare wall in the new Williamsport Regional Airport terminal has been claimed as the municipal airport authority approved an agreement Thursday with Lycoming Arts to accept a piece made by local artist Fred Gilmour. Authority board member Rebecca Burke was the sole “no” vote ...

Gas leak in Mifflin Township

Citizen’s Hose Fire Co., Jersey Shore, responded to a gas leak along Tombs Run Road off of Canoe Run Road in Mifflin Township around 1 p.m. Thursday. It was reported that three homes in the area were evacuated. UGI Utilities Inc. was on the scene of the leak, although representatives of the ...

Saturday garden fest invites locals for tour of nature

Bees, trees, flowers and gardens will take center stage Saturday at the annual Garden Fest, an informative fair organized by the Master Gardeners of Lycoming County. “The Garden Fest is always a great time to enjoy the gardens and listen to some great educational programs on diverse ...

Construction grant OKed by Muncy Township

PENNSDALE — Muncy Township Supervisors voted to accept the bid of $112,000 submitted by Creekside Concrete for a salt and cinder building, at its meeting Wednesday night. The 30-foot by 55-foot cement block building will be near the Township Building on Pond Road. In other business, ...

Antioch’s 26th block party draws community together

Community outreach that encourages the community to “reach in” — that’s the result of Antioch Baptist Church’s annual block party, first held in 1993. Since the initial 500-person affair, which offered little more than food, drink and balloons, the party has grown to include ...

Area firefighters battle western blazes

Local resident Sam Raisch is among seven people from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, District 16, at Wellsboro, aiding in efforts to contain wildfires in the western part of the country. According to his mother, Shirley Raisch, her son already has been ...

Flash flood takes out bridge in Sullivan County

FORKSVILLE — Water from two local creeks rose so quickly Tuesday night that residents along Millview Park Lane became stranded when an area bridge washed away. The flooding began around 7 p.m. and calls for assistance started coming in around 7:30 p.m. from homeowners in that area, ...

Board member resigns from Williamsport district

The Williamsport Area School Board took action on personnel issues and other items, including the resignation of a school director during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. School board president Lori Baer announced that the board was accepting the resignation of Spencer ...