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Forum examines city’s quality of life

May 20, 2016 In an information gathering event, an open forum titled “What do you like about Williamsport?” will be at Welch Honors Hall, Lycoming College, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 26. more »»

Montgomery Area High School a national winner at stock market game

May 20, 2016 Montgomery Area High School has been ranked in the top 10 schools for this year’s Stock Market Game “Capitol Hill Challenge” and will be traveling to Washington, D.C. more »»

Plan calls for board to manage Puerto Rico's debt crisis

May 20, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats reached a rare, election-year deal with the White House to try to rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt as millions of Americans in the... more »»

Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet

May 20, 2016 CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, authorities said. more »»

NATO invites Montenegro to join

May 20, 2016 BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO invited the Balkan nation of Montenegro to become its 29th member, agreeing Thursday to expand for only the seventh time in its history despite Russia’s angry objections. more »»

Afghan officer shoots, kills 8; bomb kills 11

May 20, 2016 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police officer turned his gun on his colleagues as they were manning a checkpoint in the volatile southern Zabul province before dawn on Thursday, killing eight... more »»

Commissioners discuss money issues

May 19, 2016 Borough and township officials from throughout Lycoming County gathered to hear details about projects and plans for the future during a Boroughs Association meeting Wednesday night at the Valley In... more »»

Floodplain ordinance amended in Woodward

May 19, 2016 LINDEN — A floodplain ordinance amendment was approved by the Woodward Township supervisors at their meeting Wednesday night. more »»

Roundtable seeks ways to address elder issues

May 18, 2016 In hopes of addressing the growing problems of elder abuse and neglect, the Elder Justice Roundtable met for the first time Tuesday the Third Street Plaza in Williamsport. more »»

State House panel votes for a GOP pension bill

May 18, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — A Republican plan to help address Pennsylvania’s massive pension debt moved out of a legislative committee on Tuesday, putting a divisive and expensive problem on the table as... more »»

Significant highway construction seen in months and years ahead

May 18, 2016 Five major highway and bridge improvement projects planning for the next several years were reviewed this week by the Williamsport Area Transportation Study coordinating committee. more »»

Williamsport Area eyes tax hike for 2016-17

May 18, 2016 The proposed 2016-17 Williamsport Area School District budget was approved by the School Board on Tuesday night with a tax increase of 0.39 mills. more »»

Pennsylvania doctors launch anti-opioid addiction effort

May 18, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Medical Society launched an education effort Tuesday to help physicians and patients find treatment alternatives to highly addictive painkillers in an effort to... more »»

Loyalsock Township board eyes its 4th tax hike in 12 years

May 18, 2016 The Loyalsock Township School Board voted unanimously to adopt a 2016-17 proposed budget with revenues and expenditures of $21.8 million Wednesday. more »»

Panel explores split-rate tax pluses, minuses

May 18, 2016 The first ad hoc committee of City Council on the pros and cons of switching to a split-rate tax on real estate was held Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Teacher sorry for comparing special needs student to Hitler

May 18, 2016 WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A teacher has apologized for writing emails saying that accommodating a special needs student was similar to appeasing Adolf Hitler. more »»

Montgomery board OKs tax increase

May 18, 2016 MONTGOMERY — A $15,910,000 final proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year was passed by the Montgomery Area School Board at its meeting Tuesday night. The new budget reflects an increase of 0. more »»

Jury selected for man’s trial in death of toddler

May 18, 2016 The jury was selected Tuesday in Lycoming County Court for the involuntary manslaughter trial for Brandon Scott Hoffman in the death of his girlfriend’s small son last May. Hoffman, 21, of 409 S. more »»

County properties have too much vacant space

May 18, 2016 Lycoming County properties have excess space and the county commissioners are working to determine how much of it is necessar. more »»

Clinton, Sanders duke it out in 2 states

May 18, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were neck-and-neck in Kentucky’s presidential primary Tuesday, as Clinton declared victory and sought to blunt the momentum of her Democratic... more »»

 
 
 

 

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