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Local Legislators to Host Annual Senior Expo on September 9 in Pennsdale

September 8, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Representative Garth Everett (R-84) today reminded local seniors to attend their annual ‘Senior Expo’ this Tuesday, September 9th in Pennsdale, Lycoming County.

Beginning at 9:30AM, more than 60 exhibitors will be providing the most current information on state programs and services available to Pennsylvania’s older residents. more»

Media Advisory: Rep. Marino to Speak at Central Bradford County Chamber of Commerce

September 7, 2014

 

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September 8, 2014 

Rep. Marino to Speak at Central Bradford County Chamber of Commerce

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County is scheduled to speak about the Affordable Care Act to a local chamber of commerce. Please find the pertinent details below. more»

Several injured in crash

11 weeks 4 days ago

State police reported a crash injured five people at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4. 

The crash occurred as a vehicle driven by Garrett B. Valentine, 23, of York, was stopped on Route 44, waiting to turn left onto Route 654. A vehicle driven by Dominic Loffredo, 17, of Linden was traveling at about 35 to 40 miles per hour when it impacted that back of Valentine's vehicle.  more»

Mayor issues statement on site of shooting

11 weeks 6 days ago

On Friday, Mayor Gabriel Campana's office released the following statement: more»

Phone scam claiming victims in area

12 weeks 7 hours ago

State police have reported that a scam where victims will get a call or email from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, a government employee or a relative has happened in the area.  more»

PPL Montana Agreement to Sell Hydroelectric Facilities Wins Key Regulatory Approval

September 4, 2014

Montana Public Service Commission approves transaction with NorthWestern Energy

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania Grants $600,000 to City of Williamsport from the Impact Fund

12 weeks 19 hours ago
Representatives of the First Community Foundation award the City of Williamsport with $600,000 from the Williamsport Lycoming Impact Fund. Left to Right- John Grado, Bill Nichols, Mayor Gabriel Campana, Jennifer Wilson, Marshall Welch III, Trisha Marty.

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is proud to grant $600,000 to the City of Williamsport through the Williamsport Lycoming Impact Fund.  Since its creation in 2002, the Impact Fund has granted $1,975,000.   The Fund was established to accumulate unrestricted funds for projects and programs with the potential for high community im more»

Woman injured in Montoursville crash

12 weeks 2 days ago

A crash at the Family Practice Center entrance on Lycoming Mall Drive in Montoursville left one woman injured.  more»

State police share reportable incidents

12 weeks 3 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

12:10 a.m. June 14, Police reported that  Byron Polley, 32, of Williamsport, was stopped for a summary traffic violation and was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken to Williamsport Hospital for a legal blood draw. Charges are pending.  more»

Committee to Hold Harrisburg Field Hearing on Northern Long Eared Bat’s Federal Endangered Listing Proposal

August 29, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014 on “The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal Endangered Species Act and the Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania and 37 Other States.”   more»

Man seriously injured after motorcycle crash

13 weeks 17 hours ago

A man was seriously injured following a motorcycle collision with a deer.  more»

PennDOT, Police Focused on Reducing Impaired Driving Crashes through Labor Day

13 weeks 19 hours ago

Harrisburg – As part of the national enforcement initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day. more»

Senator Scarnati Encourages Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Services to Apply for State Grants

August 27, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Beginning next week, volunteer fire and ambulance services can apply online for state grants to help fund their operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati said the on-line application period for the 2014-15 grant period will start September 3rd and remain open for 45 days. more»

Sending a Prayer to the “weather gods”

August 27, 2014

Anyone that makes hay has prayed to the “weather gods” many times over. As my uncle mowed hay on Sunday I started thinking about the accuracy of today’s weather forecasts. A farmers success is greatly dependent on the weather. more»

Thompson Reacts to Proposed Executive Actions to Support Veteran, Military Mental Wellness

August 26, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) is calling on the Senate to take action on a series of House-passed bills that would improve the mental health of veterans and active military and address the unemployment disparity facing the nation’s veteran population.   more»

Bonnie Akers Named PennDOT District 3-0 Employee of the Month for August

13 weeks 3 days ago

Montoursville - Bonnie Akers has been named the PennDOT District 3-0 district office Employee of the Month for August 2014. more»

Suspect steals 30 tablets of Oxycodone, other incidents

13 weeks 5 days ago

State Police Montoursville reported that unknown actors entered a Hughesville woman's residence and removed her prescription medicine. 

Janet Louelle Wise, 82, told police that the actor entered the house between July 15 and Aug. 9 and removed 30 tablets of Oxycodone and 30 tablets of Metoprolol.  more»

Mayor Campana announces another City Public Safety Infrastructure Plan

14 weeks 10 hours ago
City crew working to clean the debris grate at Grafius Run during a heavy rain.

Mayor Campana is announcing another City Public Safety Infrastructure Plan.  In the past two weeks, Campana has prioritized projects by announcing the implementation of the Grafius Run Mitigation Project and the Lights on Plan.

The latest plan below is the Bowman Field Safety Plan.  This plan will be announced at the Public Works Committee on August 26, 2014 at noon. more»

PPL Electric Utilities Posts Quarterly Price to Compare

August 21, 2014

Company encourages all customers to shop for electric supply

Traffic Congestion Likely During Little League World Series

14 weeks 1 day ago

Reminder: Traffic Congestion Likely During Little League World SeriesMotorists Should Consider Alternate to Route 15 NB, Plan for Delays Montou more»

Scarnati: Local Airports to Receive State Grants To Improve Facilities

August 20, 2014

Two airports in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $387,500 in state grants to improve safety and operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati said St. Marys Municipal Airport in Elk County was awarded $262,500 to construct a vehicle parking lot. more»

State police share reportable incidents.

14 weeks 2 days ago

State police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

7:25 p.m. July 3, Police reported that Jacqueline R. Brookens, 40, of Jersey Shore, was stopped on Route 220 at Queneshukney Road and was found to be under the influence of narcotics. Charges have been filed.  more»

Scarnati Announces Rail Freight Grants in the 25th Senatorial District

August 18, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Two projects in the 25th District have been awarded grants through Pennsylvania’s Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP), according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Man in critical condition following crash

14 weeks 3 days ago

A man is in critical condition following a crash that happened at 12:19 a.m. Aug. 16. 

According to state police, Robert John Paulhamus, 38, of 125 Irion Lane, Montousville, was involved in a one-vehicle crash at 141 Fairfield Church Road in Fairfield Township. Paulhamus was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville via medical helicopter following the crash.  more»

Local Youths Take Part in 2014 4-H State Achievement Days

14 weeks 6 days ago
Image provided.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Seven youth from Lycoming County were among more than 600
4-H members from across Pennsylvania who took part in the annual 4-H State Achievement Days at Penn State’s University Park campus July 28-30. The theme this year was based on superheroes: With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility! more»

Two killed in truck and train collision

14 weeks 6 days ago

Two men were killed after a a pick-up truck collided with a Norfolk Southern Locomotive at 12:26 p.m. Aug. 15.  more»

Governor Corbett Announces Updated 12-Year Transportation Program

14 weeks 6 days ago
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

Gettysburg - Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the State Transportation Commission, building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program with a sizeable boost in much needed transportation improvements.  more»

Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland Earns Award

14 weeks 6 days ago
Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland earned the 2014 CCAP President’s Award. Pictured, from left, are Lycoming County Commissioners Tony Mussare, Wheeland, and Ernie Larson. Image Provided.

Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland earned the 2014 County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania President's Award at the CCAP annual conference in Lancaster this month. Wheeland also is chairman of CCAP's Energy, Environment and Land Use Committee. The presidential awards are given by the CCAP president to honor outstanding contributions and more»

Car rolls, two injured in crash

15 weeks 4 hours ago

Two were injured in a crash on Route 14 in Lewis Township at 12:10 a.m. July 27. 

According to state police, a car driven by Christopher J. Keefer, 43, of Philadelphia, traveled off the road and it's rear end rotated counter-clockwise down an embankment when it overturned. The vehicle came to rest in an embankment next to the road.  more»

Thompson Announces Deadline for Service Academy Nomination Applications

August 14, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), today announced October 1, 2014 as the submission deadline for high school seniors to apply for nomination for acceptance into the U.S. Service Academies for 2015. more»

Thoughts on Invasive Species

August 13, 2014

Many times exotic plants and animals are brought into the US as ornamental plants or household pets. As long as these species are maintained and contained the side effects are minimal. However, when landscaping is let go and household pets are released into the wild, an invasive specie is created. more»

Evangelical Hospice Offers “Life After Loss” Educational Series

15 weeks 1 day ago

Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy and that’s why Evangelical Hospice and Community Health Wellness are offering a six-week educational bereavement group called, “Life After Loss.” The program will help participants learn coping techniques to deal with grief and loss - attendance at all six classes is strongly encouraged. more»

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania Announces 2014 Grant Opportunities for Plunketts Creek

15 weeks 2 days ago
Plunketts Creek, PA.

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania announces the 2014 grant cycle for the Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund. The Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund is a field of interest fund that supports nonprofit organizations focused on programs and projects for the residents in and adjacent to Plunketts Creek Township. more»

Police report harassment, other incidents

15 weeks 3 days ago

Two were involved in a criminal harassment complaint. 

State police reported that a 23-year-old Williamsport male struck a 21-year-old Williamsport female's head and upper arm. The attack caused the woman to have a bloody lip and welts on her upper arms. 

Charges have been filed. 

Police also reported the following incidents: more»

3 injured in crash

15 weeks 2 days ago

Three were injured in a vehicle crash at 6:03 p.m. Aug. 11. 

According to state police, Amanda Bair, 29, of Williamsport, was attempting to turn left into Pizza Hut on Third Street while a vehicle driven by Antoine Davis, 37, Philadelphia. was traveling west in the right hand lane, when it struck Bair's vehicle.  more»

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