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Donald Head: ‘We took care of anyone who got shot’

As a medic during the Korean Conflict, Donald Head experienced the horrors of war. He would spend his days giving aid to U.S. troops wounded in combat. “It was a hectic 13 months,” he said. Head, 87, was just 20 when he found himself in the military. Up until then, the 1949 Jersey ...

Joint Rail Authority case goes to state Supreme Court

SEDA-Council of Government Joint Rail Authority’s appeal of a court decision addressing the process for a new rail freight operating agreement is headed to the state Supreme Court. The issue involves a vote by the Joint Rail Authority in July 2015 to award an operating agreement to Carload ...

Official calls for levee answer

The levee recertification, stormwater management upgrades and pollution reduction mandates is likely to require a regional cost-sharing approach. “It’s the only viable solution,” said Steven W. Cappelli, chairman of the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority and borough manager of South ...

Lycoming County retirement board votes ‘yes’ on pension increase

The Lycoming County Retirement Board approved a 2-percent flat limited Cost of Living Adjustment by 3-2 vote Thursday, meaning county retirees will see a 2 percent increase to their monthly pension. Voting yes were Controller Krista Rogers, board secretary, Deputy Treasurer Carol Johnston and ...

Comcast worker saves house from flames

NESBIT — A Comcast worker saved a local homeowner thousands of dollars in fire damage, Thursday, after moving a flaming four-wheeler away from a home at 66 First Ave. in Nesbit. Len Schenck, of Mill Hall, said he was traveling along Route 654 to another job when he noticed smoke rising from ...

Dike takes toll on industry flood insurance

One business in the Reach Road Industrial Park may see higher flood insurance rates because its location is near the levee, which remains uncertified, a county official and a city consulting company president said. Shop-Vac, 2323 Reach Road, a vacuum manufacturer, was given an insurance quote ...

Local partnership cooks for charity

A mentoring partnership of organizations came to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Thursday, to kick off a four-week cooking course, the meals from which will be served to other local programs. The Transitional Living Centers worked with Hope Enterprises to make enough chicken cutlets, ...

Applications OK’d for courthouse programs

The Lycoming County Commissioners unanimously approved two grant applications Thursday totaling about $30,000 on behalf of the court house for its treatment court and upcoming veterans court programs, which include funding to purchase bicycles and bus passes for program participants. ...

Community rallies behind local coach

A car crash not only shattered a local football coach’s body, but also his expectation of community support in his time of need. Keith McCabe graduated in 2011 from Williamsport Area High School and returned there in 2014 to coach the football team’s offensive line. The head coach and ...

Residents contribute to Park Avenue Plan

A potpourri of ideas were shared at the YMCA Wednesday night on how to improve city blocks encompassed in the Park Avenue Plan. For the 40 or so visitors attending the open house, which the city and Ingalls Planning & Design held, the event offered current information as a draft of the ...

New multi-partner strategy emerges at Water and Sanitary Authority

Multi-million dollar mandatory requirements to clean up the Cheseapeake Bay, upgrade stormwater systems and recertify the levee are going to require a multi-partner remedy. That is a certainty and what emerged Wednesday after an executive session held by the Williamsport Municipal Water and ...

Gateway bids reveal construction begins in March

The bids are open and the bulldozers are primed. Two companies bid for a $5.3 million construction job Tuesday at City Hall. Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. and HRI Inc. want the project, known as the East Third Street/Old City Revitalization. The first work will be done at Franklin and Basin ...

Jersey Shore outdoorsman seeks commissioner seat

Todd Lauer, of Jersey Shore, is seeking the Republican nomination for Lycoming County commissioner in the May 21 primary. Lauer, who touts attending 175 commissioners meetings over the past year and a half, said his involvement is what encouraged him to run for office. “I really got a ...

Mike Mussina earns spot in Baseball Hall of Fame

Mike Mussina played on outstanding baseball teams throughout his life, winning a state championship at Montoursville, a College World Series at Stanford and two American League championships with the New York Yankees. Now Mussina is joining the greatest baseball team ever. The Montoursville ...

District sets school closure hearing dates

JERSEY SHORE – Jersey Shore Area School District has set hearings next month on whether to close two schools in the district according to a legal advertisement placed recently in the Sun-Gazette. The ad stated that the purpose of the hearings is to “hear information, including comments ...

Anonymous tipline available in school district

The state’s anonymous tipline, called the Safe2Say initiative, was successfully launched and is “in full swing,” Dr. Timothy S. Bowers announced at the districts board meeting Tuesday. Bowers noted that staff received an inservice Monday on how to implement the program and students in the ...

Frigid temps affect people, streets, pipes

For the second morning in a row, area residents woke up today to temperatures near 0, with wind chills around -10. The forecast is for slightly warmer temperatures today, with a high in the 20’s and dry, according to Bill Gartner, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State ...

Watch out for the ice

Wednesday morning likely could turn treacherous for driving and walking. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Freezing rain and sleet is expected, with ice accumulations up to one-tenth of an inch throughout Central ...

Montoursville’s Mike Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Montoursville native Mike Mussina is now enshrined with baseball's greatest players in Cooperstown, N.Y. The former New York Yankee and Baltimore Orioles pitcher received 76.7 percent of the vote and joined Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith and Harold Baines as members ...

Mass shooting victims from synagogue, church gather

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of New Light Congregation of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh where 11 died in a mass shooting by an anti-Semitic gunman last fall have traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to worship with members of the Emanuel AME Church where nine black ...