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Pennsylvania Auditor General issues stern critique of Department of Environmental Protection's handling of natural gas industry

September 1, 2014

Benefits of shale gas drilling “cannot come at the expense of the public's trust, health and wellbeing.” more»

Officials Announce State Funding for Pollution, Sediment Reduction Project

July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – State officials today announced an $821,212 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST) that will assist a Union County dairy operation with pollution and sediment reduction efforts. more»

Sen. Yaw Applauds Funding for Rural Firefighters

July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today announced the recipients of state firefighter grants in Bradford, Lycoming and Susquehanna counties, according to State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). more»

DEP Announces Settlement with Pittsburgh Area Contractor and Associated Builders and Contractors

July 22, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reached an innovative settlement with Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania (ABC) and R. A. Glancy and Sons, Inc. (Glancy) regarding ...

Auditor General Performance Report Validates DEP's Work Regarding Unconventional Gas Drilling Activities

July 22, 2014

The Auditor General’s Office today released the Special Audit of DEP’s Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for the period 2009 through 2012, ...

Morris man dies in mowing accident

5 weeks 6 days ago

According to Lycoming County Coroner, Charles Keissling, on Sunday, July 20, 2014, John E. Johnston, a 52 year old man from Oregon Hill Rd., Morris, PA was attempting to exit a tractor and brush hog he had been operating, when he apparently knocked the tractor into gear.  more»

Governor, State Officials and Energy Leaders Cut Ribbon on Construction of Kentucky’s First Carbon Capture Pilot System

July 21, 2014

LG&E and KU Energy, UK Center for Applied Energy Research, Department of Energy and Carbon Management Research Group partner to place carbon capture research system at E.W. Brown Generating Station

DEP to Hold Public Meeting, Hearing on Former Lock Haven Laundry Property in Clinton County

July 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and public hearing to discuss plans to clean up solvent contamination at the former Lock Haven Laundry property on Bellefonte ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on July 23

July 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments during the evening hours of Wednesday, July 23, in Loyalsock, Lycoming and Old Lycoming townships, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito ...

Mirabito Applauds Court Decision Restoring Private Property Rights

6 weeks 2 days ago

HARRISBURG, July 18 – State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, applauded the Commonwealth Court opinion stating that the Public Utility Commission does not have the authority to review local drilling ordinances or to withhold impact fees from municipalities. more»

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

6 weeks 3 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

6 weeks 4 days 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

6 weeks 4 days 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

6 weeks 5 days ago

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

Stabbing in South Wmspt early Wednesday Morning

6 weeks 5 days 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»

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

September 1, 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

6 weeks 6 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

6 weeks 6 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

7 weeks 1 day 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

7 weeks 2 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

7 weeks 2 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»

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