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City receives nearly $644K grant for East Third Street corridor

The city was notified Thursday that it is the recipient of a $643,542 grant from the state Department of Transportation to be used to modernize two traffic signals along East Third Street and make crosswalk improvements. Gov. Tom Wolf and state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, provided ...

Little piggies race for cookies at fair

HUGHESVILLE — Racing fans crowded around the “Race to the Butcher” racing track at the 148th annual Lycoming County Fair on Thursday to see nine curlicue-tailed racers sprint for the ultimate prize — a golden cookie. Piglets lined up to race each other as fans watched three different ...

Small stream cleared after street flooding in Newberry

After a recent deluge of rain caused street flooding in Newberry, city employees cleared a small stream believed to be one of the causes. “We went into Apple Run and cleared it out of debris,” said Adam Winder, general manager of city public works department. Winder said the department ...

County fair caters to kids, offers price cut

Between a simulated dinosaur show, pig races every night and an agriculture-themed mini golf course, this year’s Lycoming County Fair is more kid-centric than ever. As fairgoers entered the county fair for its first official day, people enjoyed a lower entry fee for adults and children ...

City officials eye multiple funding options for Grafius Run

City Council’s public works committee Tuesday is expected to hear the new plans the city administration has to go after a larger sum and a study on Grafius Run possibly done by the state Department of Environmental Protection. The department met two weeks ago and a consultant for the city ...

Wagner, Wolf tangle over funding public schools

HARRISBURG — Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for governor, on Thursday accused Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf of proposing a policy that would result in deep funding cuts to certain school districts, a claim that Wolf called absurd while pointing to his record of winning more education ...

Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal

The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players — from youth sports, to high school, to college and even the pros — are well-known: Try your hardest, don’t lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up. Sometimes, heeding that advice can lead to winning a game or ...

Lycoming County payroll continues to decrease

Lycoming County government is down another full-time position near the end of the second quarter of 2018, said Roxanne Grieco, deputy director of human resources, in a report to the commissioners Thursday morning. Some positions also have been added; however, three of those are temporary and ...

Artwork may adorn walls of new airport terminal

The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority board will consider adding some color to the walls of the new terminal building. A representative of Lycoming Arts visited with Thomas Hart, airport executive director, Thursday and will meet with board members Wednesday to discuss ways to liven up ...

Everett talks education, budget, more

A state lawmaker feels the public education system should perhaps take a good hard look at how it operates. With billions of dollars pouring into the state’s 500 public school districts, it’s perhaps time “We demand more bang for our bucks,” said state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy. ...

County fair’s soft open features harness racing, dinner

HUGHESVILLE — The Lycoming County Fair Association calls it an evening of harness racing and dinner. Also known as the “soft opening,” for the fair, the harness racing was the official first activity of the fair, which continues tonight and runs through July 21. Watching the horse ...

Mother drowns attempting to save son in Pine Creek

WATERVILLE — Hours after she was rescued from Pine Creek, Ada Lorissa Reiff, a 35-year-old mother who was trying desperately to save her 7-year-old son from drowning in the creek, died Tuesday night at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, according to investigators. Reiff, of Annville in ...

Williamsport seeks to enforce outdoor music laws

City police and codes officers soon may be able to enforce violations of noise levels allowed at establishments where music or outdoor entertainment is heard from loudspeakers outside. Three hourlong public hearings on the issue were held Wednesday by the state Liquor Control Board at three ...

Montgomery Borough tackles feral cat problem

MONTGOMERY — Concerns over free-roaming cats here prompted borough council to establish an account to help pay for the spaying and neutering of feral cats. But the money won’t come from borough funds. Rather, it would be raised by the Tri-Town Trap Neuter Release group, which would ...

China vows ‘firm and forceful measures’ for $200 billion US tariff threat

BEIJING — China’s government vowed Wednesday to take “firm and forceful measures” as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the latest salvo in an escalating trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic ...

Donations aid local foster youth

Two hundred new, black-and-red dufflebags, stuffed full of supplies and embroidered with “be brave,” filled the TCC Verizon store in Montoursville recently. As representatives from Adelphoi Village, a foster care and permanency services agency, walked through the store’s door, they ...

Muncy Township supervisors offer answers to questions about renovations

PENNSDALE — Seeking to stop the rumors that have been circulating in Muncy Township about the plans for renovations to the township building, Supervisor Tom Schaech urged residents who have questions to meet with township officials to get the answers. “If you have a concern, stop by the ...

Contract for tank project closed; work completed

The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority voted to close out its contract with DN Tanks Wednesday, now that work on the Fairfield tank project is completed. The closeout documentation was approved alongside a final bill payment of $124,151. The state Department of Environmental ...

Wolf promotes job skills development funded by state budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor is taking steps to implement a $30 million workforce development initiative to expand high-demand computer and industrial skills training, an effort funded under the recently passed state budget. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday signed an order ...