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United Way Campaign Growing

1 year 27 weeks ago

Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) officials describe the 2012 campaign progress as ‘ongoing and steady’ during the annual drive’s early weeks.

“We have seen steady growth these first few weeks and have received a second progress report of $183,826 pledged so far,” said LCUW volunteer campaign chair Virgil Probasco. more»

The President's Health Care Law: Provisions Going Into Effect in 2013

December 31, 1969

In less than three months, Americans will be hit with an onslaught of new tax increases and health care cuts implemented under President Obama’s 2010 health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). more»

Phillips Arthur L. Jr.,

1 year 27 weeks ago

Arthur L. Phillips Jr.

(December 23, 1958 - October 12, 2012)

Arthur L. Phillips Jr., 53, of 57 Sandra Lee Drive, Linden, died Friday October 12, 2012 at home.

He was born in Harrisburg on December 23, 1958, the son of Arthur Sr and Caroline Hoopert Phillips. more»

Wearing awareness: Business students team up with YWCA for community event

October 11, 2012

Kendra Bitner
Lycourier Staff

On Friday, students at Lycoming College reached out to make a personal effort in raising domestic violence awareness.  Members of Dr. Boyd’s Business 244 teamed up with the YWCA of Northcentral Pennsylvania to be models in their annual Clothesline Project.

Lycoming College senior receives microbiology award

October 11, 2012

 Lycoming College senior Jordan Krebs was a 2012 award recipient of the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) Undergraduate Research Capstone Program.

A night of Spoken Word Returns To Converge Gallery October 12

October 11, 2012

Converge Gallery is pleased to announce a new season of Spoken Word beginning October 12, 2012 from 7-9pm.

The nights are getting cooler but the talent is still hot. Converge Gallery invites all poets, lyricists, comedians, and writers alike, to showcase their talents live. Spoken Word offers a judgment-free environment to share

LeAnn Rimes to release fourteenth album in spring 2013

October 11, 2012

Tory Irwin
Opinion Editor

Editor's note: This summer, I had worked as a summer correspondent at the New Castle News. I've stayed in communications with them as a freelance writer, and was recently presented with the unique opportunity to interview country superstar LeAnn Rimes. The following is the result of my interview with her.

Sunday evening service receives positive feedback

October 11, 2012

Bethany Richardson
Lycourier Staff

United Christian Ministries (UCM) is holding a worship service every Sunday evening at Honors Hall from 7:30 to 8:30.

Even though the service has only been held three times so far, campus minister Jeff Lecrone says the average attendance is close to 30 students.

Lycoming College professor releases new book of poetry

October 11, 2012

Dr. Sascha Feinstein, professor of English at Lycoming College, recently released his second collection of poetry, “Ajanta’s Ledge.” A book-signing was held at Otto’s bookstore in downtown Williamsport on Friday, October 5.  Copies are also available at the College’s Streeter Campus Store.

October 11, 2012

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A great leader: President Douthat’s retirement

October 11, 2012

Alycia Lucio
Staff Writer

 President James E. Douthat is retiring this year.  After joining the Lycoming family as the 14th president in 1989, he has worked on improving the foundation of the college for 24 years.

Lycoming fights blood deficit with ARC drive

October 11, 2012


Kimberly Dreese
College Life Editor

Alumni welcomed back for reunion weekend

October 11, 2012


Kayley Eshenaur
Lycourier Staff


Lycoming College alumni are welcomed back for Reunion weekend and Homecoming Weekend, and are invited to participate in multiple activities. Alumni may sign in between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 in Burchfield Lounge and pick up their complimentary football tickets for Saturday’s game.

Homecoming to feature many festivities

October 11, 2012


Kayley Eshenaur
Lycourier Staff


This year’s homecoming week is jam-packed with lots of activities for students to participate in. There will be various events and activities ranging from talent shows to mud wrestling in which students may participate.

New print system may be shortchanging students

October 11, 2012

Tory Irwin
Opinion Editor

Change. Sometimes it’s a good thing and other times, well—it’s a pain in the you-know-where.
One change I’ve heard a lot of commotion about this semester is the new system regarding print counts for students. So I decided to look into it.

Personal moral values should not hinder individual basic rights

October 11, 2012

Tory Irwin
Opinion Editor

I’ve said before that I’m not big into politics, but rest assured, I definitely have a set of social opinions that I stand by firmly.

Theatre Spotlight: New professors join department

October 11, 2012

Taylor Kendra
Lycourier Staff

Jay Innerarity and Tiffany Towns have joined the faculty of the Theatre Department and are hard at work building and designing for Threepenny Opera.

Innerarity will be the Technical Director, Scenic Designer, and Lighting Designer

Down by the water

October 11, 2012

Cory Trego
Lycourier Staff

Magic is back: ‘Once Upon a Time’ returns

October 11, 2012

Qiana Hill
Lycourier Staff

Season two of the hit TV fairy-tale series “Once Upon A Time” is back, and magic has come to Storybrooke, Maine.

Storybrooke is the fictional town whose citizens are all fairy-tale characters although they don't realize their true identities.

Warriors sweep Tip-Off Tournament

October 11, 2012

Kendra Bitner
Lycourier Staff

Warriors have stellar week in the field of athletics

October 11, 2012

Justin Ossont
Sports Editor

This past weekend, athletes from several Lycoming sports teams had posted high accolades and awards in the field of athletics.

Winter sports teams prepare for seasons

October 11, 2012

Justin Ossont
Sports Editor

Winter sports begin preseason training

Opinion: Warriors still not receiving votes, but why?

October 11, 2012
Justin Ossont
Sports Editor

After five game win streak, Warriors still don’t have a single vote
Beat a nationally ranked team…check! Beat two teams receiving votes from D3footbal.com…double check!

Volunteering For Youth Engagement: Helping Young People Become Global Citizens

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December 31, 1969

While some say the measure of a country’s greatness is though examining the treatment of the poor or the weak, or even through its biodiversity, it is becoming more popular amongst those in the social justice, development, and political worlds to measure a country’s greatness based on the way it treats its children.Teenage boys - volunteering for youth empowerment - Volunteer Global more»

Wagner, Terry L.

1 year 27 weeks ago

Terry L. Wagner 

(September 14, 1950 - October 11, 2012)

Terry L. Wagner, age 62, of 450 Center Street, Williamsport died October 11, 2012 at home.

Terry was born in Williamsport on September 14, 1950, the son of Robert M. and Claire T. Kranz Wagner.

Terry was retired.

He loved sports and was an avid Raiders and Philly fan. more»

PennDOT, Schools to Promote Safe Walking, Bicycling with Walk or Roll to School Day

1 year 29 weeks ago

PennDOT announced that schools and communities across Pennsylvania will highlight walking and bicycle safety by participating in Walk or Roll to School Day. more»

Welfare Department delays copayment initiative

1 year 28 weeks ago

State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, said the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare today announced it is delaying the implementation of copayments for families with incomes above 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. more»

Wall Street Phil Pads Household Income

1 year 28 weeks ago

Former Wall Street executive Phil Scollo is bringing his checkered past back to the future.

Scollo reported that last year alone he himself earned more than three times the median salary of households in northeastern Pennsylvania.# Despite his hefty salary, Scollo was forced to admit that he owes more than $44,000 in state and federal tax debt dating back to 2006.# more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Casas De La Esperanza

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Casas de la Esperanza. Casas de la Esperanza - Volunteer Global more»

Alumna Joyce Michaud to exhibit artwork

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Lycoming College Art Department will host "Nuances," an exhibition by artist Joyce Michaud, Oct. 18-Nov. 16 in the College''s Art Gallery in Snowden Library. An artist''s reception and gallery talk will be held Thursday, Oct. more»

Habitat for Humanity to host annual 5K

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Lycoming College chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host its annual 5K Run/Walk for Shelter on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. The 3.1-mile course begins at College Place and continues through Brandon Park and downtown Williamsport. more»

Hritzko, Ruth Travelette

1 year 28 weeks ago

Ruth Travelette Hritzko

Ruth Travelette Hritzko, 94, of 1566 Northway Road, Williamsport, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at home.

Born August 2, 1918 in Milton, she was a daughter of the late Irwin Harry and Ruth E. (McClintock) Travelette. On Feb. 14, 2001 she married Leonard L. Hritzko, who survives. more»

PennDOT Reminds Motorists to Watch for Fall Driving Hazards

1 year 28 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of ForestGladesiWander, Wikimedia Commons)

With fall's arrival, PennDOT is reminding motorists to use caution and be alert for seasonal travel hazards like sun glare, frosty mornings and wet leaves on roadways and bridges. more»

Internships Abroad: Where To Go, What To Do, And How To Get Started

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December 31, 1969

I am so excited for Volunteer Global’s new intern abroad programs. more»

Rolley, George P.

1 year 28 weeks ago

George P. Rolley 

(May 10, 1923 - October 9, 2012)

George P. Rolley, 89, of Montoursville died peacefully at home on Tuesday morning October 9, 2012.

George was born in Karthus, Pa. on May 10, 1923, the son of Louis and Clara Demonge Rolley.

He was married to the former Beryl L. Johns, who passed away March 2006, after celebrating 59 years of marriage. more»

House bill would speed disability payments to wounded troops

December 31, 1969

Below you will find an article on the Recovering Service Members Disability Benefits Act appearing in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and Stars & Stripes. 

House bill would speed disability payments to wounded troops

By Carl Prine more»

Armed Robbery Reported in Loyalsock Township

1 year 28 weeks ago

Armed Robbery Reported in Loyalsock Township - PSP Motoursville are seeking information in an armed robbery that took place aroudn 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Trooper Angel Bieber said at that time a white male wearing khaki pants and a black hoodie entered the Nittany Minit Mary at 1450 East Third Street and demanded cash from the register. more»

Volunteering With A Political Campaign: What You Can Do And How To Get Started!

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December 31, 1969

'Tis the season—the election season, that is! As the 2012 election gets closer, so does the frenzy with which candidates campaign across the United States. Since people are campaigning right now for nearly every level of government, there is a huge variety in the type of work that you can do as a volunteer and where you can do it. more»

Jacobs, Catherine E.

1 year 28 weeks ago

Catherine E. Jacobs

Catherine E. Jacobs, 90, of 1900 Ravine Road, formerly of Duboistown, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2012, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. 

She was born on November 27, 1921, in Williamsport, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Freida L. (Schneider) Bubb. more»

Mirabito: Welfare Department delays copayment initiative

October 5, 2012

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

Mirabito: Welfare Department delays copayment initiative

October 5, 2012

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

Mayor Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1 year 28 weeks ago

October 10, 2012 will be the 5th year that Mayor Gabriel Campana has felt the need to bring Breast Cancer Awareness to all of the citizens of Williamsport. The front of City Hall at 245 West Fourth Street will be decorated with pink lights and pink ribbons and will be illuminated on Wed., October 10 at 6:30. more»

Throne for a LOOPER: Sci-fi epic one of year’s best films

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1 year 28 weeks ago

***1/2 (out of four)

“Thirty years from now is yesterday, and I can remember it.”

This line from “Looper” gives an idea of the mental gymnastics involved in the movie’s time-travel storyline.

But the sentence is poetic, too -- and that’s appropriate; because while this movie has a gripping plot and lots of action, it’s loaded with heart and soul as well. more»

Weekend Roundup: October 5, 2012

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December 31, 1969

News & EventsVolunteering in Canada- Volunteer Global

Our friends at Volunteer Forever officially launched their crowdfunding and review platforms last month. more»

Student receives national microbiology award

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College senior Jordan Krebs was a 2012 award recipient of the American Society for Microbiology''s (ASM) Undergraduate Research Capstone Program. more»

Schappell, David Paul

1 year 28 weeks ago

David Paul Schappell

David Paul Schappell, 76, of Dogwood Lane, Williamsport, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 5, 2012 at Rose View Center.

Born March 24, 1936 in Reading, he was a son of Ludwig and Kathryn May Schappell. He married Sandra A. Brown and would have celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on October 21. more»

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