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Police protection to be donated for gun show

HUGHESVILLE — Hughesville Borough Council unanimously approved donating police protection for up to 16 hours to the upcoming Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department Gun Show at its meeting Monday evening. The show, to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3, will receive ...

Commissioners to consider new positions

The Lycoming County commissioners will consider creating a new public defender position and a new bail release officer position at their meeting Thursday, as requested by human resources Tuesday morning. The current public defender has been independently contracted for years and intends to ...

Bandshell restoration funds on City Council schedule

City Council is expected tonight to vote on a grant agreement between the city and First Community Foundation Partnership for $150,000 to go to renovation of Brandon Park bandshell. The proposal received a prior positive recommendation from finance committee, so it does not appear likely to ...

Organizations to provide free cold weather clothing to vets

As temperatures — and snow — continue to fall, Lycoming County Veterans Affairs, in partnership with the Montgomery American Legion Auxiliary unit 251 and Muncy American Legion Post 268, hope to help warm up county veterans. The organizations are hoping to distribute a large donation of ...

Council looks at renovation project

A bandshell restoration estimated at close to $300,000 is partially funded if City Council accepts a $150,000 donation from First Community Foundation Partnership. On Tuesday, council’s finance committee took a first step toward that funding by giving the donation received last week a ...

School board gives final approval

JERSEY SHORE – The Jersey Shore Area School board gave its final approval to a resolution to stay within the Act 1 index if they decide to raise taxes for the upcoming school year. The index for the district is 3.2 percent and by agreeing to the state’s Department of Education the board ...

Residents voice concerns over trees, proposed project at meeting

Presenting concerns about how Fourth Street will look, and 51 trees slated to be cut down, and other matters relating to a proposed PennDOT construction project, residents of Newberry attended a meeting with representatives of the state’s highway department, the water and sanitary authority ...

Council incumbent seeks re-election

Bonnie Katz, an incumbent on City Council and businesswoman, is seeking the Republican party nomination for council in the May 21 primary. “I like to think that during my time on council I have earned a reputation for independence and hard work,” said Katz, of Walnut Street. “We must ...

Safety urged before dangerously cold temperatures arrive

A deep freeze with wind gusts as high as 25 mph will arrive Tuesday night and continue on and off through Friday. A polar vortex, or a dip in the Jet Stream, which brings air down from Canada into the U.S., arrives after Williamsport gets at least 6 inches of snow accumulation by the time it ...

Ippolito to seek Lycoming County DA nomination

Nicole Ippolito has announced her intention to run for Lycoming County District Attorney. Ippolito has been an assistant district attorney since 2013. Prior to that, she worked for one year in the Lycoming County Public Defender’s Office. She served as an attorney with a criminal defense ...

Costly 220 corridor work beginning soon

The estimated $36 million Route 220 safety corridor project ideally will get started by fall, said Chris King, of the state Department of Transportation’s District 3, at the Williamsport Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting Monday morning. The long-awaited construction ...

Church abuse victims wait to see if officials will act

HARRISBURG (AP) — Lawmakers have returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol but have yet to revisit legislation on child sexual abuse scandals since an October fight killed a bill that would have allowed long-ago victims to sue the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions. The Legislature’s ...

Benson seeks nomination for commissioner

Christopher A. Benson, of Loyalsock Township, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Lycoming County Commissioner in the primary election. Benson, 30, is certified in Pennsylvania real estate from Polley Associates, Hummelstown. He works in the Philadelphia and ...

State Rep. Wheeland eyes open Congressional spot

State Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress and his intention to participate in the Republican conferee process officiated by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Wheeland, who has represented the 83rd state House District since 2015, formerly ...

Frigid temps expected through week

A lingering blast of cold air arrives Wednesday and is expected to stay around until Thursday, but not before a snowfall Monday night into Tuesday, before it ends Tuesday night. Dangerously cold air is expected to arrive Wednesday, said Craig Evanego, a National Weather Service ...

Bids opened for new Bowman Field scoreboard

A new scoreboard is going to be ordered in time for the Williamsport Crosscutters season at BB&T Bank Park at Bowman Field. Bids recently were opened by about five companies in the price range of $520,000 to $675,000, said William E. Nichols Jr., city finance director. “The low bid ...

Grants awarded to 6 local schools for STEM classes

Six local school districts will each receive $35,000 to expand computer science and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education in their elementary, middle and high schools as well as provide for professional development for teachers. The grants, totalling $20 million are the next phase ...

Area’s coldest day happened 25 years ago

While the area is still reeling from the blistering cold conditions seen earlier this month and with a frozen stretch incoming for the week, long-time residents of Williamsport may recall a day 25 years ago where the temperature was not only dangerously low, but record breaking. Jan. 21, 1994 ...

Districts try new approaches to cover absent teachers

Around five years ago, more people were graduating from college with a degree in education than there were positions available. Today, that has changed and many school districts are finding it difficult to find teachers to substitute when full-time staff are absent. “Many people with ...

Next 30 days critical to local United Way

Donations to the Lycoming County United Way campaign are running behind last year’s total and, according to Ron Frick, the group’s president, the next 30 days are critical, due to the need to have an idea of how much will be in the budget to help program partners. “We’re off about ...