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Gunman robs convenience store

Police were looking for a gunman who robbed the Nittany MinitMart at 1450 E. Third St. about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The initial report described the suspect as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, wearing a scarf and white gloves. It was believed the man had a handgun, state police were told. There were no ...

Timothy ‘Tim’ Castle

Timothy “Tim” Castle, 57, of Canton, died March 31, 2020, at Highlands in Laporte. A family graveside will be held in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton, at their convenience. View a full obituary at pepperfuneralhomes.com.

Police: Man shot, killed on Bridge Street

A man believed to be in his late 20s was shot to death in the 300 block of Bridge Street in Williamsport about 3:20 this morning, city police said. The man was shot while in a vehicle, according to police. The victim, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police ...

Pandemic prompts nonprofits to launch collaborative fundraising

Four regional organizations are teaming up to launch the COVID-19 United Community Funds to ensure that the region’s nonprofit community has support during the current crisis and moving forward. Seeded with $250,000 from the First Community Foundation Partnership, the funds will allow ...

COVID-19 brings changes to state legislature

It was, in the words of state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Pennsdale, "an historic week" in Harrisburg that didn't go by without important, much-needed legislation being passed. The House floor, where Everett and other lawmakers regularly do the state's business, was less occupied than usual, with ...

UPMC official: COVID-19 not as ‘widespread’ in region

"COVID-19 is here, but not necessarily as intensively active or widespread as other regions of the country," was the word from Dr. Graham Snyder, medical director of infection prevention and hospital epidemiology at UPMC. Snyder was joined by Dr. Donald Yealy, department of emergency medicine ...

Volunteer firefighters adapt to world with COVID-19

Just as it has at home and in the office, COVID-19 has turned life on its head in the volunteer firehouse. Out of precaution for their members as well as for the communities they serve, "we're acting very differently. I don't know how to describe it," Alan Little, an assistant Picture Rocks ...

Supermarkets focus on precautionary measures, keeping shelves stocked

Area supermarkets have scrambled in recent days to help prevent spread of the coronavirus. Wegmans, Giant and Weis Markets, which operate stores throughout Lycoming County, have each put in place precautionary measures to safeguard customers and their employees. Stores are also limiting ...

Michael S. Hull

Michael S. Hull, 24, of Hughesville, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, at his home. Born Oct. 22, 1995 in Williamsport, he was a son of Denis R. Hull and Missy A. (Rogers) Magargle. Michael was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 2015, and was currently employed at Pro Frac. ...

COVID-19 testing off to ‘excellent’ start

Twenty-three people were tested Monday for COVID-19 in Williamsport at an outpatient specimen collection site. Administrators there said the process was "excellent." The site is not open to the public, said Heather Stafford, director of infection prevention and control at UPMC Susquehanna. ...

George E. Barnes

George E. Barnes, 85, of Muncy, died Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Wolf Run Village, Hughesville. Born Feb. 13, 1935 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Alvin Clayton “AC” Barnes and Mabel “Marvene” (Zarr) Barnes Flick. George was a 1953 graduate of Muncy High School. George served ...

Brian Cherwinski

Brian Cherwinski, 63 Wellsboro, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 21, 2020. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com

First state coronavirus death reported in Northampton County

Pennsylvania reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as state officials announced a nearly 40% jump in the number of confirmed cases and Gov. Tom Wolf issued a stark new warning about the pandemic. The state Department of Health identified the victim as an adult from ...

Geisinger: Three possible coronavirus cases in system

DANVILLE — Geisinger confirmed Tuesday evening its first three patients with presumed positive results for the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness. “The patients are within our system of care,” confirmed Marc Stempka, Geisinger media relations specialist, adding ...

Mayor bans large gatherings as ‘proactive measure’

Mayor Derek J. Slaughter banned the gatherings of more than 250 individuals within city limits Friday. The order will last five days but may be continued with city council’s approval. As of now, there are no confirmed cases in Lycoming County. “In view of the global coronavirus crisis ...

Home show postponed

The West Branch Builders Home Show, which organizers said would have brought more than $10 million, was postponed following the mayor's banning large gatherings of more than 250 people. More than 160 vendors had prepared to set up their stations or were already waiting for ...

Blues audition concert to be postponed

Due to growing concerns regarding COVID-19, and the potential health consequences for the group's patrons, the Billtown Blues Association is postponing its annual audition concert, which had been scheduled for Saturday. A news release from the association said the event will be rescheduled ...

Charles A. Miller

Charles A. Miller, 70, of Covington, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Clarion Hospital. He was born on Sept. 1, 1949, in Arnot. In honoring Charles’ wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the ...

Peaceful protest organized to counter National Socialist Movement rally

The National Socialist Movement will be conducting a rally in Williamsport at Brandon Park. The City of Williamsport in conjunction with federal, state and local partners, is working diligently to ensure this event does not disrupt the community, according to a news release Tuesday by Mayor ...