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Media Advisory: Rep. Marino’s District Director to Attend “Pocono Proud” Event to Recognize Community Response

November 17, 2014

 

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November 17, 2014

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Shale gas webinar to look at response to challenges of Bakken oil development

November 17, 2014

Community challenges related to the growth of the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota are similar to those generated by development of the Marcellus Shale gas play in Pennsylvania, according to experts familiar with both situations.

Susquehanna Health Recognized as Employer of Choice® for Two Consecutive Years

1 week 4 days ago
Susquehanna Health representatives received the Employer of Choice award from Joyce Gioia, President of Employer of Choice International (Center). Representatives included (from left) Steven P. Johnson, President & CEO; Clinton Bowersox, Pharmacist; Cherill Temple, Supply Clerk-Central Supply; Kim Boyer, Director of Operations for Susquehanna Health Medical Group; Christine Ballard, Vice President of Human Resources; and Jan Fisher, Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President. Image provided.

WILLIAMSPORT – On October 27, following a rigorous evaluation process, Susquehanna Health (SH) was presented with the two year designation “Employer of Choice®” for 2014 and 2015. more»

Pennsylvania State Police released details on an October 30th burglary

1 week 4 days ago

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, on October 30th around midnight an unknown suspect broke into a garage on Kinsey Street in Montgomery and committed criminal burglary.  There is no report as to what was taken. more»

Preliminary 2015 Lycoming County budget open for public comment Tax increase proposed

1 week 5 days ago

The Lycoming County preliminary 2015 budget, which proposes a tax increase, is officially open for public comment, the county commissioners announced today at their public meeting at 330 Pine St., Williamsport. more»

Bridge Deck Repair on I-180 EB in Williamsport Next Week

1 week 5 days ago
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Motorists in Lycoming County are advised that the right lane of Interstate 180 eastbound over Maynard Street in Williamsport will be closed next week for bridge deck repair work. Weather permitting, the lane closu more»

Armed Robbery at Dewart Bank

1 week 5 days ago

The Muncy Bank & Trust, located on Rt 405 in Dewart, was the site of an armed robbery Friday evening just before 5 PM. 

PA State Trooper Bordner reported that a whte male entered the bank, displayed a weapon and demanded money from the teller. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money, reportedly in a white sedan. more»

KPSC Approves Energy Efficiency Programs for Customers

November 14, 2014

LG&E and KU will expand customer programs, add voluntary advanced meter service

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

November 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5682, legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.  H.R. 5682 passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 252-161. more»

Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation Members Urge Federal Agencies to Abandon Controversial Waters Rule

November 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, along with U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and seven additional Members of the Pennsylvania Delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives, today voiced strong concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. more»

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission threatens to cut through the Allegheny Front

November 27, 2014

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) — Conservation groups are raising alarms about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's (PTC) plans to abandon the Allegheny Tunnel in Somerset County in favor of making a large open cut through the top of Allegheny Mountain, which would destroy valuable wildlife habitat and threaten two watersheds. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is currently considering plan more»

Senator Scarnati Announces School Safety Grants

November 14, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Throughout Pennsylvania 114 schools and municipalities will receive grants totaling $3.9 million to increase school safety through the School Resource Officer/School Police Officer Competitive Grant program (SRO/SPO), according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Entomologists hope vigilance, research stop newly discovered spotted lanternfly

November 14, 2014

People seeing the spotted lanternfly for the first time are struck by its sometimes-flashy appearance. But don't let its colorful, butterfly-like veneer fool you, caution entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. This exotic, invasive insect poses a potential threat to several important agricultural commodities in Pennsylvania.

Thompson Announces Open House to Highlight Opportunities Associated with East Branch Dam Rehabilitation Project

November 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today announced a Community Outreach Open House event to highlight economic opportunities associated with the East Branch Dam Cutoff Wall Rehabilitation Project that will be held in Ridgway, PA, on Thursday November 20, 2014, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. more»

Bridge Deck Repair on I-180 EB in Williamsport Next Week

1 week 6 days ago

Motorists in Lycoming County are advised that the right lane of Interstate 180 eastbound over Maynard Street in Williamsport will be closed next week for bridge deck repair work.

Weather permitting, the lane closure will be between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 19. more»

DEP Awards Contract to Wayne County Company to Extinguish Coal Refuse Fire in Lackawanna County

November 14, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) today announced it has awarded Leeward Construction, Inc., of Honesdale a $498,400 contract to excavate and quench a coal refuse bank fire in the ...

Rep. Marino Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

November 14, 2014

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November 14, 2014

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Marino Joins Letter Urging Abandonment of Proposed WOTUS Rule

November 14, 2014

 

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November 14, 2014

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Pennsylvania State Police Investigating Hit and Run

2 weeks 3 hours ago

The Pennsylvania State Police reported that a hit and run occurred in the early morning hours of November 12, 2014.  This crash occurred as an unknown vehicle was traveling south on Route 287 in Mifflin Township when it traveled onto the bridge and struck the top bridge rail with a load of logs that it was hauling and then fled the scene.  The impact caused visible damage to the bridg more»

Child Safety Seat Inspections

2 weeks 3 hours ago

The Pennsylvania State Police released today that they will be conducting child safety seat inspections on November 18th through November 25th, from 3pm to 7pm, at the barracks located at 899 Cherry Street, Montoursville.  Persons wishing to have a child seat inspected can contact the barracks at 570-368-5700 to schedule an appointment. more»

119 Strong House Republican Majority Chooses 2015-16 Leadership Team

November 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – The 119 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus today elected Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) as their choice for speaker of the House of Representatives and Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana County) as majority leader for the 2015-16 legislative session.

Senator Scarnati Appoints Senators McIlhinney and Argall to New Senate Republican Leadership Team

November 12, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) and Senator David Argall (R-29) have been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to leadership positions within the Senate Republican Caucus.

Senator McIlhinney will serve as Caucus Administrator.  Senator Argall will serve as Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee. more»

Senate Republicans Elect Leadership Team for New Session

November 12, 2014

(HARRISBURG) — Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2015-2016 legislative session. more»

Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup Improves 41.5 Miles of Shoreline

November 12, 2014

The numbers are in for the September Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup. On Saturday, Sept. 20, volunteers picked up 5,168 pounds of trash along 41.5 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and waterways within ...

Two Teens Suspected for Motor Vehicle Theft in Susquehanna Township

2 weeks 2 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police reported that on November 4th, at 7:20pm, a vehicle was stolen from a driveway in Susquehanna Township.  The victim reported that his Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from his residence as the vehicle was parked in this driveway, with the keys in the ignition. more»

Student Stories: Turfgrass science major interns with Philadelphia Eagles

November 11, 2014

Many people dream of setting foot on the same field as the Philadelphia Eagles, but only for a few is the lure of greatness marked by painted numbers, lines, borders, hash marks and logos. Senior Eddie Harbaugh is a turfgrass science major with such ambitions -- one who realized his goals as a grounds crew intern at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Wild thing: Pasto Ag Museum to look at historical wildlife collection

November 11, 2014

The sixth in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum on Nov. 16 will feature a special exhibit from the Ecosystem Science and Management Department's bird and mammal collection.

Altered milk protein can deliver AIDS drug to infants

November 11, 2014

A novel method of altering a protein in milk to bind with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Media Advisory: Rep. Marino to Speak at Veterans Day Event in Montoursville

November 10, 2014

 

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November 10, 2014

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Rep. Thompson Issues Statement on Veterans Day 2014

November 10, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day, which will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014:  more»

Dove Street House suffers major fire Sunday Night

2 weeks 3 days ago

Williamsport Firefighters responded to a 911 call Sunday night at 10:50 PM for a structure fire in the 2500 block of Dove Street in the Newberry section of town. Williamsport fire units and Ladder 11 from South Williamsport were on the scene quickly. It was determined that everyone was safely out of the double house.  more»

PennDOT Releases New Video to Educate Drivers on Winter Operations, Encourages Preparation for Upcoming Season

2 weeks 5 days ago

Harrisburg – As PennDOT shifts its operations from construction to winter maintenance, the department today urged motorists to join in preparing for the season and announced a new video to educate the public on PennDOT operations and safe winter driving. more»

Rep. Marino’s RAPID Act Deemed Critical to Reforming America’s Regulatory System

November 7, 2014

 

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November 7, 2014 

Rep. Marino’s RAPID Act Deemed Critical to Reforming America’s Regulatory System

Speaker Boehner Features H.R. 2641 in ‘5 Points for Jobs’ Plan more»

Scarnati Named Guardian of Small Business

November 7, 2014

CG1_0601-WEB(HARRISBURG) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has named Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) a “Guardian of Small Business” for more»

College of Agricultural Sciences students receive internship awards

November 7, 2014

Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2014 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $940 stipend, was established to encourage students to participate in a credit or noncredit educational internship program that relates to their field of study.

Lane Restriction Next Week in the Work Zone on I-180

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3 weeks 6 hours ago

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction next week in the work zone on Interstate 180 in Lycoming and Northumberland counties.

Prime contractor New Enterprise Stone and Limestone Co., Inc., will be performing shoulder work throughout the week between the Muncy/Main Street interchange in Lycoming County and the Turbotville interchange in Northumberland County. more»

Land-use webinar to focus on engaging a community's generations in planning

November 6, 2014

Land-use planners interacting and working with various age groups will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at noon Nov. 19.

5 Simple Things that Governor Tom Wolf can do for Pennsylvania’s Environment

November 27, 2014

In the last four years, Governor Corbett and the Pennsylvania House and Senate have made repeated attacks on environmental protection and sought to maximize the profits of the gas, oil and coal industries at the expense of Pennsylvania's health and safety. more»

Student ingenuity leads to program support endowment in food science

November 6, 2014

The financial impact of a food product developed by a team of Penn State food science students will have a much longer shelf life than the product itself, thanks to an anonymous investor who bought the rights to potentially produce it. more»

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day

3 weeks 1 day ago
PennDOT Driver License and Photo Centers will be closed on Veteran's Day.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans DayDriver Licensing, Motor Vehicle Services Available Online   more»

Crash on Trout Run Mountain Road, Gamble Township

3 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police released information regarding the crash on November 3rd, at 4:16pm.  Dustin Hopkins, 18, of Roaring Branch, was traveling east on Trout Run Mountain Rd when he attempted to negotiate a right hand curve and lost control.  Hopkins then traveled off the right hand side of the road, struck an embankment, and continued to travel east until striking a tree causing more»

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