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90 graduates water roots, branch out

June 11, 2016 Before their diplomas were delivered in an exceptional way — this year, with a tractor load of Joe’s Pizza — the Loyalsock Township High School’s class of 2016 took a look back on the district that... more »»

Judge to release records with claim coach told of child abuse in 1976

June 11, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge has ordered the public release of sealed documents from a lawsuit that could reveal details about a claim that a boy told Penn State football coach Joe... more »»

App to be reviewed by public works committee

June 11, 2016 City Council will take a long look at a new technology putting those with mobile phones and devices in direct touch with city departments regulating streets and codes, as well as police and fire... more »»

Districts mull transgender restroom guidelines

June 11, 2016 Public schools across the country received guidelines from the Obama administration informing them that each school must allow transgender students access to bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender... more »»

Rugged, rough conditions for the city’s first settlers

June 11, 2016 Early life in Williamsport was no picnic. “You hear people say things such as, ‘If I could go back to the good old days,’ ” said Dr. John Piper Jr., a historian at Lycoming College. more »»

Hospital trailer for laptops approved

June 11, 2016 City Council without hesitation approved an agreement with DuBoistown Volunteer Fire Department Thursday night. more »»

Mansfield council faces questions about hot topics

June 11, 2016 MANSFIELD — Mansfield Borough Council faced more questions during its meeting Wednesday about emails, texts and a push to hire a borough manager. more »»

New public comment rules in place

June 11, 2016 MANSFIELD — Borough Council President Heather Morgan laid out some new rules regarding how long comments may be and who may make them during council’s meeting Wednesday. more »»

Mansfield council defers tree removal suggestion

June 11, 2016 MANSFIELD — Borough Council decided unanimously to remove a number of trees from in front of the Mansfield Plaza after receiving numerous complaints that the trees are a “safety hazar. more »»

Murderer gets 30 to 60 years in prison

June 10, 2016 A Williamsport man was “in a state of rage” when he took a pair of scissors in his right hand to stab a 22-year-old woman between four and five times on her left side. more »»

Graduates hear that ‘ideas can change the world’

June 10, 2016 A member of the crowd said that the weather was “perfect” as the Williamsport Area High School class of 2016 walked onto the turf to be the first graduating class at STA Stadium. more »»

Transit union contract with raises receives council’s OK

June 10, 2016 The union that oversees about 45 River Valley Transit workers benefitted from a decision by City Council Thursday night. Council approved a three-year extension to the contract that includes a 2. more »»

Blaze destroys residence in South Side

June 10, 2016 Firefighters responded to a house in flames at 1731 Riverside Drive, in South Williamsport shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday. more »»

Mother and son empowered through Habitat for Humanity

June 10, 2016 Carrie, of Williamsport (she asked that her last name not be used), had been moving from apartment to apartment with her teenage son, David, for a number of years. more »»

Bill mandates more training for prescribing opioids

June 10, 2016 Opioid addiction remains a prevalent epidemic throughout Lycoming County and the state, according to a local legislator who introduced legislation installing proper prescription training into medica... more »»

Event to focus on heroin epidemic

June 10, 2016 State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, is inviting local residents to participate in a tele-town hall to discuss heroin and opioid addiction. more »»

15 to 30 years in state prison for Philly drug dealer

June 10, 2016 Messiah Burrell, 27, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in state prison with credit for time served for delivery of a controlled substance heroin among other charges in Lycoming County... more »»

Pension and White Deer bond payments approved

June 10, 2016 The Lycoming County commissioners unanimously approved a $1.9 million payment to the pension fund, during their Thursday meeting at the Executive Plaza. more »»

New supervisor appointed in Muncy Township

June 10, 2016 PENNSDALE — Muncy Township supervisors again are at full complement following the appointment at their monthly meeting Wednesday of longtime township resident Paula Miller to fill a position vacate... more »»



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