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Lock Haven Man Jailed After Multiple Charges in Piatt Township Incident

2 years 1 week ago

Lock Haven Man Jailed After Multiple Charges in Piatt Township Incident - A 35-year-old man is jailed on charges of allegedly trespassing, resisting arrest and fleeing and eluding police following an incident last week in Piatt Township. more»

Big Mistakes Students Make In Choosing A Major—And How Volunteering Abroad Can Help

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December 31, 1969

Like most students, I went to college with only vague ideas of what I wanted for my future. At best, I knew what I was good at and figured that I could work to get better at it. At worst, I had no idea what I was passionate about or what I could dedicate myself to for the rest of my life. more»

Eastdale Little League Dominant in Winning Little League Softball World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 15, 2012) - Eastdale Little League from Albuquerque, N.M., left little doubt who was the best team in the 10-team Little League Softball World Series field completing a six-game sweep with a 16-1, five-inning victory over Windermere (Fla.) Softball Little League this evening in the championship game. The seven-day World Series was played in Portland, Ore.

Schramm, Carl F.

2 years 1 week ago

Carl F. Schramm

Carl F. Schramm, 93, a resident of the Williamsport Home, and formerly of Baldwin St. Williamsport, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Williamsport Hospital. more»

Sen. Toomey: Williamsport Needs a Federal Judge

2 years 2 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of Sen. Toomey)

During a visit to Williamsport today, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) highlighted the importance of confirming a new U.S. District Court judge to sit in Williamsport. more»

U.S. Rep. Thompson, PA Farm Bureau President Emphasize Importance of Agriculture to Commonwealth’s Economic Strength

December 31, 1969

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy & Forestry, and Carl T. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Mercy Ships

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is Mercy Ships. This global charity has operated since 1978 and is one of the most well-known volunteer based charities worldwide. For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships has operated hospital ships in developing countries, providing medical services to those who need it. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below! more»

Brown, Susan Emma

2 years 2 weeks ago

Susan Emma Brown

Susan Emma Brown, 97, formerly of Dauber Road Cogan Station, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Rose View Center.

Born November 11, 1914 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of George W. and Elsie Dalton Graybill.

She was a member of Zion Trinity Church. more»

Amtrak’s Empire Builder: 5 meals, 46 hours, 1 grizzly bear and 4 bald eagles

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A former Great Northern steam locomotive sits trackside along the route of Amtrak's Empire Builder in Havre, MT. (Photo by Joseph W. Smith III.)

So here’s the final tally:

Three elk, a wild turkey, four bald eagles, a grizzly bear, a prairie dog, a turtle, two dozen great blue herons and enough other waterfowl to make me wish I’d brought a bird book.

No, that’s not the quarry from some felony-level hunting expedition -- nor were these creatures spotted while hiking. more»

All About Needle Exchange Programs And How To Help

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December 31, 1969

Needle exchange programs, also known as needle and syringe programs or syringe exchange programs, are (depending on region of the world) programs afforded by non-profit organizations, governments, and hospitals that allow drug users to obtain needles and other injection equipment at little or no cost—typically with the user exchanging dirty, used, contaminated needles for clean, sterile ones. more»

Grand Slam Parade on Wednesday

2 years 2 weeks ago
Local historian Lou Hunsinger Jr. walks in the Grand Slam Parade welcoming Little League Baseball World Series to Williamsport.

Grand Slam Parade - Wednesday August 15th

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

4:00 PM — Downtown Festivities

6:00 PM — Parade Step-off

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Overview of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Program

August 13, 2012

Parents of elementary students who reside within the Stevens attendance area are eligible for the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Program (OSTC). Information for this program is available at

Television Coverage to Showcase Little League International Tournament

2 years 2 weeks ago

The Little League Baseball and Softball International Tournament will feature 81 televised games throughout the month of August. ESPN and its family of networks, ABC, and the New England Sports Network (NESN) will provide the live coverage.

See Day-By-Day Schedule Below. more»

The Parents of LA Dodgers' First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez are 2012 George and Barbara Bush Little League Parents of the Year

May 21, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 23, 2012) – For the family of David and Alba Gonzalez, Little League has been a binding thread of their lives.

Little League Museum Hosting Several Events During World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 13, 2012) – The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum will be hosting several events during the upcoming Little League Baseball World Series, including the appearance of former Major League Baseball and National Football League player Brian Jordan. The 66th Little League Baseball World Series will be played Aug. 16-26.

Using Social Networks To Recruit, Retain, And Engage Volunteers, Part 3: Twitter

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December 31, 1969

Welcome the third of our five-part series on recruiting, retaining, and engaging volunteers through social networking! more»

Motorcyclist Sustains Major Injury in Clinton Township Crash; Alcohol Suspected

2 years 2 weeks ago

Motorcyclist Sustains Major Injury in Clinton Township Crash; Alcohol Suspected - PSP Montoursville suspect alcohol consumed by a Harrisburg man may have caused him to crash last week. Trooper Johnathan Buynak said around 7 p.m. on Aug. more»

Campbell, Karen J.

2 years 2 weeks ago

Karen J. Campbell

(January 20, 1957 - August 13, 2012)

Karen J. Campbell, 55, of Williamsport passed away on August 13, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Karen was born in Corning, N.Y., on January 20, 1957 the daughter of the late Leonard and Beverly Andrews Mortensen. more»

Par Troy East Little League Earns Final Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as Mid-Atlantic Region Champions

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 12, 2012) – A strong pitching performance and some timely hitting propelled Par Troy East Little League from Parsippany, N.J., to the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament championship today. The New Jersey State Champions defeated Newark (Del.) Little League, 1-0, in the game which was played at Breen Field at the A.

Petaluma (Calif.) National Little League Earns First Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as West Region Champions

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Petaluma (Calif.) National Little League used two big innings to earn its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series tonight with a 7-5 victory over Nanakuli Little League from Waianae, Hawaii, in the championship game of the Western Region Tournament.

Fairfield (Conn.) American Little League Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as New England Region Champions

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Fairfield (Conn.) American Little League won all six of its games in the New England Region Tournament to earn its second trip to the Little League Baseball World Series. The Connecticut State Champions defeated Bedford (N.H.) Little League, 14-0, for the title today at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn.

Gresham (Ore.) National Little League Earns First Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as Northwest Region Champions

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Gresham (Ore.) National Little League earned its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series today by scoring multiple runs in the each of the first three innings of the championship game of the Northwest Region Tournament before going on to an 8-4 victory over Post Falls (Idaho) Little League.

Vancouver, British Columbia’s Hastings Community Little League is Canada’s National Champion, Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Hastings Community Little League From Vancouver, British Columbia, scored 10 runs in the fourth inning and sent down Prairies representative Southwest Little League from Lethbridge, Alberta, in order in the fourth inning to post an 11-1, 10-run rule victory, and earn its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series since 2009.

Kearney Little League Earns First Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Midwest Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Kearney (Neb.) Little League will be the first team to represent the state of Nebraska in the Little League Baseball World Series after capturing the Midwest Region Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind., today. They beat Canyon Lake Little League from Rapid City, S.D., 10-4 in the championship game played at the Reuben F. Glick Little League Center.

ASOFEM Little League from Puerto Rico Captures Senior Softball World Series Championship

May 22, 2013
SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. (Aug. 11, 2012) – ASOFEM Little League, the Latin American Region Champion from Maunabo, Puerto Rico, won the Senior League Softball World Series, 6-4 behind a complete-game effort from winning pitcher Jocelyn De Leon.

Zeigler Sr., Ralph E.

2 years 2 weeks ago

Ralph E. Zeigler Sr., 

Ralph E. Zeigler Sr., 92, died Saturday, August 11, 2012 at his home following a brief illness.

Born September 28, 1919 in Altoona, he was the son of Oscar B. and Anna J. Rudisill Zeigler.

Ralph and his wife, the former Elda C. Emigh, observed their 70th wedding anniversary on March 1, 2012. more»

Buck, William O.

2 years 2 weeks ago

William O. Buck

William O. Buck, 91, died Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Rose View Center following an extended illness.

Born April 25, 1921 in Danville, he was the son of Albert and Mamie Buck.

Bill’s wife, the former Doris B. Kiper, died March 11, 2011. more»

Goodlettsville (Tenn.) Baseball Little League Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Southeast Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 10, 2012) – Goodlettsville (Tenn.) Baseball Little League earned its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series tonight by winning the championship game of the Southeast Region Tournament over Warner Robins (Ga.) American Little League by a 1-0 score. It is the first time since 1987 the state of Tennessee will be represented in the World Series.

Legendary Los Angeles Dodger Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela Will Throw the Ceremonial First Pitch

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 10, 2012) – Legendary Los Angeles Dodger pitcher, and the Dodgers’ Spanish-language broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela will throw the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow prior to the Little League Baseball Northwest Region championship game.

New Castle (Ind.) Little League Earns First Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Great Lakes Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 10, 2012) – New Castle (Ind.) Little League earned its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series this afternoon as they came back from a four-run deficit to score a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 6-5 victory over Warren County Southern Little League from Bowling Green, Ky.

Three Little League World Series Begin Sunday

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 10, 2012) – Three more Little League World Series begin Sunday. The Junior League Softball World Series in Kirkland, Washington, the Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor, Mich., and the Senior League Baseball World Series in Bangor, Maine, all get underway with games on Sunday.

HUNGER GAMES: Has Hollywood finally figured out how to adapt great books?

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***1/2 (out of four)

Perhaps we can now officially ditch the long-held notion that it’s tough to make a great movie out of a great book. more»

Register now for the PA Conference for Women

2 years 2 weeks ago

The 9th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women will be Tuesday, October 2nd, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.  The Conference will feature one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2011 and president of the Pulitzer Prize winning Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington, Vera Bradley co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and  ‘Good Morning Amer more»

TOTAL RECALL (2012) A Tale Told by an Idiot

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2 years 2 weeks ago

** (out of four)

I’ve often lamented the early death of sci-fi genius Philip K. Dick back in 1982.

But it might be a good thing that he’s not around to see “Total Recall,” the latest adaptation of his work. more»

BULLETIN: Schedule Change at Bristol (Mid-Atlantic Region)

May 22, 2013
Because of impending inclement weather, Little League International has announced a change in the schedule for today's semifinal games in the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament in Bristol, Conn.

Weekend Roundup: August 10, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Happy Friday, all--we hope you had a fantastic week! Check out the links below for announcements, stories, and new stuff from our Travel Buddies--and have a great weekend! more»

McAllister Park National Little League Earns First U.S. Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Southwestern Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 9, 2012) – McAllister Park National Little League from San Antonio, Texas, was strong in all phases in earning the first U.S. berth in the Little League Baseball World Series winning all five of its games in the Southwestern Region Tournament held at the George W. Bush Little League Leadership Training Center in Waco, Texas.

New Student Convocation to be held Aug. 24

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College will welcome the Class of 2016 to campus during its annual New Student Convocation on Friday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. The traditional ceremony marking the beginning of the academic year will be held on the College''s Upper Quad near Clarke Chapel. more»

Brungard, Pauline Marie (Pribble)

2 years 2 weeks ago

Pauline Marie (Pribble) Brungard

Pauline Marie (Pribble) Brungard, 90, formerly of Muncy and North Fort Myers,FL, died Friday, August 10, 2012, at the Williamsport Home.

Born May 28, 1922 in Petroleum, WV, and raised in Woolrich, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Ella (Rogers) Pribble. Her husband of 46 years, Kenneth R. Brungard, died Sept. 12, 1996. more»

One Night only Pop-Up in Bushwick, NYC

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Montoursville Motorcyclist a Fatality in Loyalsock Township Crash

2 years 2 weeks ago

Montoursville Motorcyclist a Fatality in Loyalsock Township Crash - PSP Montoursville say a driver operating a motorcycle during the early morning hours crashed and died. Investigator Daniel Young said Micah C. Eggerton, 24, was northbound on Northway Road shortly before 2 a.m. this morning when he started to negotiate a left hand curve. more»

All About Volunteering For Historic Preservation

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December 31, 1969

Historic preservation is a commonly used buzzword in the realm of volunteering that includes a great variety of different tasks and endeavors. more»

Cole, Dennis L.

2 years 2 weeks ago

Dennis L. Cole

Dennis L. Cole, 61, of Williamsport died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at his home.

Born Aug. 3, 1951, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Ezra and Madeline L. (Doud) Cole.

He was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. Dennis was a life member of Independent Fire Co. No. 1 South Williamsport and member of Eagles Club No. 970. more»

Roup, Rose Marie

2 years 3 weeks ago

Rose Marie Roup

Rose Marie Roup, 69, of Williamsport, died on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at the Gatehouse.

Born June 6, 1943, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Kenneth and Genevive Fitzsimmons. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert Raup, and sister, Shirley Miller. more»

In Convincing Style, Philippines Becomes First International Big League Softball World Series Champion

May 22, 2013
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Mary Joy Floranza belted a two-out, two-run home run over the right-center field fence at Bud Vanderberg Park in Kalamazoo, Mich., to earn Philippines District 1 a 14-2, five-inning victory over California District 37, and become the first team from the International Region to be crowned Big League Softball World Series Champion.

Mirabito announces rural fire department grant

August 8, 2012

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

Reps Thompson & Kelly Urge Postmaster to Deliver Battle of Lake Erie Stamp as Part of War of 1812 Anniversary Stamp Series

December 31, 1969

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) and Mike Kelly (PA-3) have sent a letter to the U.S. more»

U.S. Rep. Thompson & PA Farm Bureau President to Hold Barnyard Discussion at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days

December 31, 1969

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, and Carl T. Shaffer, President of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, today announced plans for a “Barnyard Discussion” on agriculture policy during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: GoEco

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is GoEco. Founded in 2005, GoEco's projects span the globe from the Americas to Africa to Australia, and can focus on wildlife, conservation, development, healthcare, teaching, and more. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below!

Little League Softball World Series Begins Thursday

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 7, 2012) – The 2012 Little League Softball World Series, featuring 10 teams from around the world, begins Thursday with a game at 10:30 a.m. The World Series is played in Portland, Ore.

Thompson, Marino Introduce Legislation to Authorize Transfer of Vacated Mifflin County Army Reserve Center to Derry Township

December 31, 1969

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson together with Representative Tom Marino have introduced H.R. more»

Guest Post: The Pros And Cons Of Volunteering Abroad Solo Or With A Group

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December 31, 1969

Today’s article is brought to you by Tom Hopkins. Tom is Editor in Chief for Minds Abroad, your informed counselor for study abroad and travel programs in China. Learn Mandarin in China and enrich your cross-cultural experience. more»

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