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It's Fair Time!

July 19, 2014

Well it's that time of year again can't beleive it has been one whole year. It's fair time once again for most people its a chance to get outta the house and have a little fun but for everyone in 4-H and FFA its that time of year to show off our hard work and see how it pays off in the end. They say farming is a gamble and that is very true. more»

Senators Scarnati and Pileggi Comment on the Passing of Senator Hank Salvatore

July 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator Hank Salvatore: more»

Scarnati Announces $1.2 Million Awarded for 25th District Airport Grants

July 18, 2014

Three airports in the 25th Senatorial District will receive a total of $1,225,754 in grants to improve safety and operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that the grants are being awarded to airports in Clinton, Elk and Jefferson counties.  Funding for the grants comes from PennDOT’s Aviation Development Program and a Federal Block Grant Program. more»

Mirabito Says PennDOT Hiring Temporary Employees

1 week 6 days ago

HARRISBURG, July 17 – State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, wants area residents to know that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is hiring temporary employees for its Winter Maintenance Program, which will run from September through April.  more»

Hearing Rescheduled for Hilcorp Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

July 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that hearing officer Michael Bangs has rescheduled the public hearing sessions on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing ...

Fugitive traveling with county fair taken into custody

2 weeks 6 hours ago

When state police Montoursville investigated an incident at Big Dogs Bar, 5010 Route 220, Wolf Township, they found a fugitive. 

Police ran a background check on Anthony Hoppe, 33, of Pittsburgh, and found an active warrant out of the Pittsburgh area. Hoppe was in the area with the county fair.  more»

Smith Issues Statement on Grant being named Outstanding Fair Ambassador

July 17, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) issued the following statement upon the announcement that Jim Grant was named an “Outstanding Fair Ambassador” by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Governor Tom Corbett Announces Investments in 35 Airports, Includes Our Area

2 weeks 21 hours ago

Investments in 35 Airports to Upgrade Facilities, Support more than 2,600 Jobs

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that an $18 million state and federal investment will improve safety and operations at 35 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 2,600 jobs. more»

What's Next?

July 16, 2014

Where do I begin with an experience like this. Council has been everything I hoped it would be and more. From training, to SLC, and my very first every Capital Days it was surreal. I learned more about myself, parliamentary procedure, and the 4-H program than I could have ever dreamed of.  But the real question is what's next. more»

PPL Electric Utilities Retains Highest Ranking in Residential Customer Satisfaction

July 16, 2014

Ranks highest among large utilities in the eastern U.S. in J.D. Power study

Federal, State Officials Applaud Investment at Bradford County Airport

July 16, 2014

HARRISBURG – Federal and state officials today applauded the announcement made by the Corbett Administration that the Bradford County Airport will receive approximately $960,555 in federal and state funding in order to acquire land and construct a new taxiway. more»

Two suspected in indecent assault

2 weeks 1 day ago

Two men are suspected of indecent assault of a 39-year-old Williamsport woman.  more»

Student Stories: Global misconceptions -- Ag. Ed. major's eyes opened in Kenya

July 16, 2014

After spending three months in Africa, Jenna Moser was disturbed by the way Kenyans viewed agriculture, believing that it consists only of farming and that it is a "poor man's job."

Stabbing in South Wmspt early Wednesday Morning

2 weeks 1 day ago

This morning at 2:25 am, South Williamsport Police, multiple assisting police departments and EMS were dispatched to 429 W. Southern Ave. for a report of a stabbing victim as a result of a domestic disturbance. Both the victim and suspect were found to be highly intoxicated. more»

Media Advisory – Heroin: Combating this Growing Epidemic in Rural Pennsylvania

July 16, 2014

Heroin:  Combating this Growing Epidemic in Rural Pennsylvania more»

Penn State researchers receive grant to study adult literacy skills in U.S.

July 16, 2014

Esther Prins, associate professor of education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, and her research colleagues were the recipients of one of seven commissioned papers from American Institutes for Research/National Center for Education Statistics grant program.

Penn State researchers receive grant to study adult literacy skills in U.S.

July 16, 2014

Esther Prins, associate professor of education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, and her research colleagues were the recipients of one of seven commissioned papers from American Institutes for Research/National Center for Education Statistics grant program.

Environmental organizations call for investigation into Pennsylvania Department of Health actions around fracking complaints

July 31, 2014

Legitimate public concerns with natural gas drilling activity “cannot be discounted or dismissed outright” more»

Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania Public Hearing 2

July 15, 2014

CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEARING
Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Reading Area Community College
Schmidt Training and Technology Center
10 South Second Street
Reading, PA  19603 more»

House Passes Bipartisan Highway Funding Bill

July 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) voted to support H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which authorizes funding to address a looming shortfall to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and extends federal surface transportation programs through May of 2015.  The bill passed the U.S. more»

House GOP leads by example

July 15, 2014

Light has long been shining from some corners of Harrisburg as policies driving sustainable job growth, budgetary responsibility, unparalleled investments in education, and consumer choices have been sown.

House GOP leads by example

July 15, 2014

Light has long been shining from some corners of Harrisburg as policies driving sustainable job growth, budgetary responsibility, unparalleled investments in education, and consumer choices have been sown.

Lycoming County Announces Funding for Community Parks

2 weeks 2 days ago

Lycoming County Government has established a Mini-Grant Program to fund a limited number of community park projects – up to $20,000 each – using a share of the County's Marcellus Shale Legacy Funds. These natural gas impact Legacy Funds were provided to the County for this purpose by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. more»

Body Found in Loyalsock Creek Identified by Coroner

2 weeks 2 days ago

A body found floating this morning (Monday, July 14, 2014) in Loyalsock Creek near Sandy Bottom has been identified.

Lycoming Coroner Charles Keissling announced that a 54 year old man, Richard Kowker, from Schnecksville, PA, apparently slipped and fell striking his head and landed in Loyalsock Creek which lead to his drowning. The investigation is ongoing. more»

DEP Awards $1.66 Million to Clean Streams Foundation for Abandoned Mine Drainage

July 14, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.66 million grant to the Clean Streams Foundation, Inc. (CSF) to maintain acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment facilities ...

Fatal Fire in Wmspt early Sunday morning

2 weeks 4 days ago

A fatal fire in the 1000 block of Hepburn St. Williamsport, Pa apparently started just after Midnight early Sunday morning, July 13, 2014. 

The fire was soon declared a Second Alarm and many area fire departments were called to respond including Muncy, South Williamsport, Montoursville and Loyalsock units. more»

Man falls asleep while driving, causes crash

2 weeks 5 days ago

A Michigan man fell asleep behind the wheel while driving July 3 and caused a crash.  more»

Mayor Campana to Brief the Public Works Committee on Grafius Run Flood Mitigation

2 weeks 5 days ago
Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana

On July 22, 2014, Mayor Campana will brief the Public Works Committee at 12:00 P.M. in City Council Chambers.  The Topic will be the Administration’s updated plans for Grafius Run Flood Mitigation. more»

Leader Turzai to Discuss Budget Today

July 11, 2014

WHAT: House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will discuss the state budget and leadership to move forward on related issues.

Webinar to explore link between comprehensive planning, economic development

July 11, 2014

How can you make your comprehensive plan better support economic development? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar kicking off a summer-fall land-use series offered by Penn State Extension.

Webinar to focus on shale gas industry's workforce

July 11, 2014

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at the shale gas industry's workforce and training.

PennFuture praises new law to address storm water

July 31, 2014

Bill will provide storm water authorities a new tool to encourage voluntary efforts to reduce storm water

(Harrisburg — July 10, 2014) — PennFuture today praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Tom Corbett for the passage of Senator Ted Erickson's Senate Bill 1255 that provides new options for local governments to address the widespread problem of storm water runoff. more»

Sale of Sycamore Manor Health Center Announced

2 weeks 6 days ago
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Montoursville, PA. (July 9, 2014) Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) announced today the sale of Sycamore Manor Health Center to TL Management subject to approvals and tentatively scheduled for September 1, 2014. more»

Federal Agency Comes to Lewisburg for Examination of it's Past, Present, and Future

2 weeks 6 days ago

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has played an important role in Central Pennsylvania and throughout the 13-state region the Commission serves.  As it nears its 50th year, where is it headed, and how can its past shed light on its future?  Regional officials from across Pennsylvania, plus business and community leaders, came to SEDA-COG earlier this week as part of more»

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