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Police release names in apparent murder-suicide near Hughesville

HUGHESVILLE — State police and the Lycoming County Coroner's Office are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide at a home on Mount Zion Hill Road, near Beaver Lake Road in Penn Township. In a public information report released Tuesday afternoon, state police identified two bodies ...

Residents, board discuss feasibility study

JERSEY SHORE — Several citizens and board members voiced their concern about the budget deficit and how to alleviate it following a presentation by Dr. Ken Dady, assistant superintendent of schools, on options the district has substantially completed, partially completed and those that are ...

Montoursville native celebrates 100th birthday

Turning 100 years old on Feb. 10, 2020, Juanita Shaw, of Montoursville and resident of Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center, celebrated her milestone surrounded by family. Considering herself honored to be 100 years old, as not many people get to see that day in their lives, she attributes her ...

Jean E. Gordner

Jean E. Gordner, 83, of Turbotville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Born June 21, 1936, in Muncy, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Maybelle (Brown) Myers. On May 23, 1957, she married Gilbert E. Gordner and they have celebrated 62 ...

Airline planning Williamsport-to-Charlotte flights

New airline service is coming to the Williamsport Regional Airport. Starting Aug. 18, American Airlines has pledged to begin service to Charlotte, North Carolina, an elated Richard C. Howell, airport executive director, announced to the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce board of ...

Boil-water advisory for some Northway Road residents

A boil-water advisory was issued to affected residents after a water main under Northway Road broke Monday. Michael Miller, executive director of the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority, said 340 residents plus the Loyalsock Township middle and high school were without water. A small section ...

Broadway Hotel fire

The scanner reported a fire at Broadway Hotel in the 100 block of South Broad Street, Jersey Shore, about 10 p.m. Saturday. EMS was requested for at least one burn victim and PP&L was on-scene to cut power to the building, according to scanner reports. A third alarm was called about 11 p.m.

Trump needs to start expanding his base to win

WASHINGTON — There’s a lot of great news for President Trump in the wake of his impeachment trial. His Gallup approval rating is at 49 percent — an all-time high for his presidency — but even more stunning is that 63 percent of Americans now approve of the way Trump is handling the ...

Making Oscar history, ‘Parasite’ wins best picture

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars’ horizons, Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. “Parasite” took ...

If you liked the Iowa caucuses, you’ll love Medicare-for-all

DES MOINES — In retrospect, the disaster that was the 2020 Democratic Iowa caucuses should have been obvious from the beginning. Democrats designed a system so complicated it was bound to fail. They did so at the behest of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. After Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton by ...

Republican senators are being set up by House

WASHINGTON — Warning to GOP senators: You’re being set up. House Democrats planned this week’s standoff over witnesses from the very start of their impeachment inquiry. If you doubt that, just ask yourself a simple question: Why did House Democrats not only fail to litigate executive ...

Professional service proposals to be prepared in advance of hiring

City Council is expected to review request for proposals for legal and government relations/economic development consulting services at its meeting on Thursday night. Mayor Derek Slaughter said he and a team of legal advisers and finance department officials are putting together the proposals ...

Local roundup: Fry, McRae lift Montgomery

Riley Fry had an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double and Taylor McRae had a double-double of 11 points and 10 boards in Montgomery’s 40-32 win against St. John Neumann in girls basketball Tuesday. Lily Reid led Neumann with 15 points. Sophia Springman scored 20 points,had a team-high five ...

Killer’s guilty plea leads to life sentence

A Cambria County man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to helping arrange and kill a local man's wife for money in August 2018. Kenneth Wayne Smith, 33, said Edward Heck, 50, of 2501 Linn St. Newberry, promised $10,000 and a car for the slaying of his wife and two ...

City Council plans meetings at Trade and Transit II

City Council, in what it describes as a conciliatory, good-faith effort to make its meetings accessible to the disabled and others, has decided to relocate its bi-monthly meetings and committee and other city business to Trade and Transit Centre II on Feb. 20. The city presently is engaged in ...

Differences of punditry

WASHINGTON — Wouldn’t you know it: That ol’ rascal — The Gender Issue — has sallied forth to play havoc in the Democratic primary race. When all else fails, what works better than a his-or-her contretemps? Still, it’s kind of sad that two of the elder candidates — Sens. Bernie ...

The war imperative of men

WASHINGTON — As leaders on both sides of the latest Middle East crisis strut and fret during their hour upon the stage, one wonders when humankind will recognize that the dominant-male model has run its course. One might have made the same query centuries ago, but today’s potential for ...

Reagan would have been proud of Iran strike

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s critics are calling his military strike against Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani reckless and provocative, but there is one man who would have been enormously proud of his decision: Ronald Reagan. Because in taking out Soleimani, Trump took a page out of the ...

Welcome to our new, full-color Sunday edition

You’ll notice a momentus change in today’s print edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette — the use of full color in our Sunday edition. This is another in a series of “firsts” in your community newspaper’s history, which dates to 1801 when the Sun-Gazette’s earliest forerunner, ...

Finance director, engineer no longer with city government

The city finance director/River Valley Transit general manager and city engineer are no longer employees of the city, Mayor Derek Slaughter confirmed. William E. Nichols Jr., the one time director of city administration and finance director under former Mayor Gabriel J. Campana, had worked for ...