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Teens Break into Residence, Steal Guns

3 weeks 18 hours ago

The Pennsylvania State Police report that on November 4th, between noon and 6pm, four teens forcibly entered a residence on Bachman Drive in Susquehanna Township and stole two guns. more»

Republicans Grow Large Majority in State House

November 5, 2014

HARRISBURG – Going into the election with 111 Republican members of the state House of Representatives, the next session will have 119 Republican members as a result of Tuesday’s election returns. more»

Never-before-seen insights into deer movement offered on research website

November 5, 2014

Two years into a study of factors influencing forest regeneration in Pennsylvania, Penn State researchers are offering never-before-seen insights into deer movement.

RACT Final Rulemaking Will Impose More Stringent Requirements to Protect Air Quality

November 5, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has revised its Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) final rulemaking to impose more stringent requirements than originally ...

Local Election Results as they come in

3 weeks 1 day ago

You can find local election results online at these pages:

Clinton County more»

Anonymous $1M gift creates food science fund in honor of professor emeritus

November 4, 2014

Professor Emeritus Phil Keeney has been intimately linked with Penn State's Department of Food Science since its establishment in 1975. Now, an anonymous $1 million gift will ensure that his name is connected to the department's programs in perpetuity.

KU Requests Rate Adjustment for New Generation;

November 4, 2014

Forced coal unit retirements lead to Kentucky’s first natural gas combined-cycle generating unit

LG&E’s Investments Resulting in Cleaner, More Reliable Energy

November 4, 2014

Infrastructure improvements primary reason behind request to adjust base rates

PPL Corporation Reports Third-Quarter Earnings

November 4, 2014

-- Company increases 2014 forecast of earnings from ongoing operations to $2.37 to $2.47 per share

Student Stories: Food Science majors attend AFA Food Institute in Chicago

November 3, 2014

Where in the world can you network with professional leaders in the food industry, visit the headquarters of numerous food-manufacturing plants and learn how to make a McDonald's Big Mac? That place would be the Agriculture Future of America Food Institute in Chicago.

Fight Back Against Winter With Heating Bill Help

November 3, 2014

LIHEAP grants can provide a blanket of peace of mind

Diet affects pesticide resistance in honey bees

November 3, 2014

Feeding honey bees a natural diet of pollen makes them significantly more resistant to pesticides than feeding them an artificial diet, according to a team of researchers, who also found that pesticide exposure causes changes in expression of genes that are sensitive to diet and nutrition.

Three injured on October 30th crash in Woodward Township

3 weeks 3 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police released information regarding Thursday's crash on US-220 in Woodward Township.  According to police, Emily Betts, 19, of Linden was traveling north on SR 220 when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway at an abrupt angle, crossed a parking area, then crashed into a large boulder. more»

Evangelical LPN Sworn In as Member of State Board of Nursing

3 weeks 3 days ago
On October 23, 2014, Sue Hertzler, LPN at Evangelical Community Hospital (left) was sworn in by Kelly Diller, Notary and Board Administrator with the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (right), as a first term member of the State Board of Nursing, a board of the Pennsylvania Department of State. Hertzler will hold the position on the board until October 14, 2020. Image provided.

LEWISBURG, PA - Sue Hertzler, LPN, of Evangelical Community Hospital was recently sworn in as a first term member of the State Board of Nursing, a board of the Pennsylvania Department of State, Harrisburg, Pa. more»

Mayor Campana announces Williamsport Cemetery clean-up

3 weeks 5 days ago
Williamsport Cemetery. Photo by Andrea Campbell, Northcentralpa.com

In an effort to improve the area of the East Third Street Gateway/ Old City, Mayor Campana has announced that on November 6, 2014, at 12:00 noon, Citizens are invited to help clean the grounds of Williamsport Cemetery. This volunteer effort is being led by Dr. Michael Hoffman and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. more»

Pennsylvania State Police release information on the October 29th crash on US15 in Lewis township

3 weeks 5 days ago

According to the Pennsylvania State Police the crash on US-15 South, at 4:11pm on October 29th, occurred as the 2001 Chevrolet Blazer was traveling south bound in the right lane when it went off the roadway, onto the shoulder, and began to spin resulting in the vehicle overturning four times before coming to a stop. more»

Crash in Williamsport on Faxon Parkway on-ramp a result of failing to yield

3 weeks 5 days ago

Yesterday morning's crash on the Faxon parkway 180-West on ramp occurred as a result of failure to yield.  On October 31, at approximately 6:45am, the Pennsylvania State Police report that a tractor trailer was traveling north on Northway Road, and the other vehicle a Ford truck was traveling south.  Both vehicles were entering the on-ramp to 180-W when the t more»

PSP reports scam in Wiliamsport area

3 weeks 5 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police released a report of a scam in the Williamsport area.  On October 22-24th, the victim, Harry Collins of Williamsport, was scammed into sending over $3000 to India.  The scammer called, representing himself as working for Kavish Technologies under Microsoft claiming there was an issue with the victim's computer.  more»

Scarnati Encourages Fire and EMS Companies to Apply for Grants

October 31, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Fire and emergency companies can now apply for grants through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Scarnati: Clinton County Rail Construction Project Awarded $3 Million State Grant

October 31, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a three million dollar grant for a railroad construction project in Clinton County, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Thompson Announces Application Period for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

October 31, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the application period for the Fiscal Year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program opens on Monday, November 3, 2014, and will close on Friday, December 5, 2014. more»

Marino Applauds Law Enforcement in Capture of Frein

October 31, 2014

 

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October 31, 2014

Marino Applauds Law Enforcement in Capture of Frein

Cogan Station, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued the following statement regarding the capture of Eric Frein, the accused gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Troopers just months ago: more»

Traffic Disruption Next Week on I-180 Resurfacing Project

4 weeks 1 hour ago

From PennDOT: Interstate 180 between the Muncy/Main Street Interchange in Lycoming County and the Turbotville Interchange in Northumberland County will be restricted to the driving lane in both directions next week. more»

USDA Extends Enrollment Deadline for New Dairy Margin Protection Program

October 30, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an extended enrollment deadline for the new dairy Margin Protection Program. more»

Statement on Denton Hill State Park

October 30, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding the future of Denton Hill State Park:
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Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Opens Third Retail Store in Williamsport

4 weeks 21 hours ago
Pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lycoming County retail store, left to right, are: Bill Farrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, BCNEPA; Carroll Pawlikowski, Membership Relations Coordinator, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce; Jerry Walsh, Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning, BCNEPA; Marc Sortman, Vice Chairman of the Loyalsock Township Board of Supervisors; Paul Nyman, Board Member, Loyalsock Township Board of Supervisors; Rick Wheeland, Board Member, Loyalsock Township Board of Supervisors; Tonya Anderson, Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania State Representative Rick Mirabito; Larry Chilson, Board Member, HMO of Northeastern Pennsylvania; George Johnson, Market Director, Western Region, BCNEPA; United States Representative Tom Marino; Paul Holdren, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, BCNEPA; Vincent Matteo, DPA, President and CEO, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce; Dave Peters, Director of Administrative Services, BCNEPA; Paul Rooney, Board Member, BCNEPA; Jennifer Yokimishyn, Director of Individual Sales, BCNEPA; and Suzanne Fletcher, Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services, BCNEPA. Image provided.

Lycoming County location offers walk-in service for individual consumers more»

Marino Relieved Sergeant Tahmooressi is Coming Home

October 30, 2014

 

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October 30, 2014

Marino Relieved Sergeant Tahmooressi is Coming Home

Williamsport, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued the following statement regarding the news of Mexico’s decision to release United States Marine Corps. Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi: more»

Rep. Marino Calls for Extending the Section 179 Tax Credit

October 30, 2014

 

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October 30, 2014

Rep. Marino Calls for Extending the Section 179 Tax Credit more»

DEP Announces Stormwater Management Design Training in Harrisburg

October 29, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites county and city planners, engineers, developers, redevelopment authorities and community leaders to attend a training session about stormwater ...

Public input survey released for Old City/East Third Street Gateway project

4 weeks 21 hours ago
Image of "Old City" area provided.

The public is invited to participate in an exciting project to revitalize a portion of Williamsport by completing a recently released online survey.

The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J8YKYKV and takes five minutes or less to complete. The link will be available until about Nov. 14. All members of the public are invited to take the survey. more»

$3 Million State Grant Will Aid City Project

October 29, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the City of Williamsport’s River Valley Transit System is the recipient of a $3 million Multimodal Transportation Funding (MTF) grant. more»

Workers’ Comp/Pharmaceutical Reform Bill Becomes Law

October 27, 2014

HARRISBURG - Unanimously passing the state House last week and the Senate the week before, an unprecedented Workers’ Compensation reform bill was signed into law today by the governor, announced Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).

PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Will Now Account for Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase

October 27, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Income eligibility guidelines for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program have changed under a new law that will enable more local residents to qualify for the program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

PSP reports on area burgleries in Muncy Creek, Ralston, Waterville, PA

4 weeks 3 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police reported these burglaries recently:

October 23 - 24, 2014. 2 vehicles in Heatherbrooke Estates, Muncy Creek Twp.,  were reported to have items stolen from them. items include US coins, electronics and a bicycle.  more»

PSP reports: Bear causes car crash near Steam Valley

4 weeks 3 days ago

Pa State Police have released a report on a vehicle accident that happened on October 25, 2014 in Cogan House Twp.

They report that Cari Enav, 53, of Burke, Virgina was traveling on Route 15, 1332 feet south of the Steam Valley exit when a bear entered the roadway from the west. The front of Enav's 2013 Toyota Prius stuck the bear, which succumbed to its injuries.  more»

PSP Car involved in accident in Wmspt.

4 weeks 3 days ago

Pa State Police, Montoursville, released ther report on a vehicle accident in Williamsport that involved a PSP car Sunday. Here are some details from that report. more»

Corbett approves bills on stream buffers and carbon plan

4 weeks 3 days ago
Image by Andrea Campbell

Governor Corbett signed a pair of bills dealing with two hot-button environmental issues. The first would eliminate stream buffer requirements for the state’s cleanest waterways. more»

Scarnati Encourages Veterans Organizations to Apply for State Grants

October 24, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is now accepting applications for grants to help veterans’ organizations across Pennsylvania, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

DEP Fines Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority for Failure to Maintain Minimum Disinfection of Drinking Water

October 23, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has imposed one of the largest civil penalties in the last 20 years for violations of Safe Drinking Water regulations in the southwest region of the state.

Scarnati: Local Alternative Energy Projects Selected to Receive State Grants

October 23, 2014

HARRISBURG – Three local alternative energy projects will receive state grant awards totaling more than $1,075,000, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Scarnati explained that the grants were awarded by the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA), which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). more»

State police investigating robbery

5 weeks 5 hours ago

Sheetz, 7775 Route 220, Linden, was robbed at 1:25 a.m. Oct. 22. 

State police reported that a male actor, described as 5'5" or 5'6" with a slender build, demanded the cashier emptied the cash register. The man then fled the scene on foot heading in an unknown direction.  more»

Media Advisory: Rep. Marino to Visit Gilson Snowboards

October 23, 2014

 

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October 23, 2014

Rep. Marino to Visit Gilson Snowboards more»

Governor Corbett Announces $12.5 Million Awarded in Energy Development Authority Grants

October 22, 2014

 Governor Tom Corbett today announced nearly $12.5 million in Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) grants to 28 local governments, schools and  businesses for alternative and clean ...

Master Gardener Sensory Garden Started at Lysock View Complex

5 weeks 21 hours ago
Ground breaking today for Lycoming County's Sensory Garden at Lysock View. Image provided by Lycoming County. Photo cutline: From left are pictured Edie DeMerco, Sheila Fox, Carol Mordan, Chris Dorward (all Master Gardeners), Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland, Linda Betts (Master Gardener), Carol Loveland (Master Gardener coordinator), Mark Davidson (Lycoming County Conservation District manager), and Jenny Picciano (Lycoming County environmental planner).

Ground was officially broken today for the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Sensory Garden, a project that will create an educational and multi-sensory experience for community members and students of all abilities. This project at the Lysock View Complex will provide a new community amenity adjacent to the existing Master Garden demonstration gar more»

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