New tactics in Lycoming County shy away from the “break it up and hope for the best” method, and instead allow police officers to make arrests and provide immediate help to victims of domestic abuse.
Lighting 16 candles around a table set with 16 plates, each for a victim of domestic violence, Lycoming County law enforcement, counselors and court services members remembered the lives lost over the years.
EDITOR’S NOTE: On the PULSE asked the Lycoming County commissioner candidates three questions pertaining to the county deficit, the drug epidemic and local opportunities for youth. We will publish their responses to one of the questions each week leading up to Election Day.
Williamsport – After decades of basements flooded, debris buildup, and yards being washed away, the dilemma of Grafius Run has risen to the level of state assistance, with an ask of $1.1 million placed within the state budget.
Williamsport – Lycoming County purchased the Third Street Plaza for $13.7 million in 2007, but the building’s last assessed value was marked at just over $7 million, according to the county’s assessment office.
WILLIAMSPORT – The Lycoming County commissioners approved new personnel, grant applications and CDBG project proposals during their Thursday meeting. On the PULSE publishes agenda results after each Thursday meeting.
To many, fall equals pumpkin picking, hayrides and corn mazes. Whether you are five, or 50, going to a corn maze is a challenging and fun time. But finding the perfect place can be corn-fusing. Explore our a-maze-ing list of corn mazes in the area:
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Write-in candidates eyeing this year’s new paper ballot voting system are prompted by the Lycoming County Voter Services to forgo handing out voting stickers, fearing paper jams could disrupt votes.
Lycoming County constables Chad Riley and Mark Phillips have appealed their case to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in hopes of overturning a July order, which denied their suit against county Sheriff Mark Lusk.
Many years after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, the decline of memorials and ceremonies could be due to “human nature.” In Lycoming County, the 9/11 Motorcycle Memorial Ride continues to grow and shine as one of the largest rolling tributes in the country.
After decades in the public eye and years of playing political hardball, former U.S. Congressman Tom Marino is embracing civilian life at his quiet country home in Cogan Station.
Williamsport – The Lycoming County commissioners approved new personnel, funds for a Susquehanna River Walk extension, and a contract for the landfill during their Thursday meeting. On the PULSE publishes a list of all action items after each Thursday meeting.
South Williamsport – Emergency funding is being requested for repairs to the Frank E. Heller Dam – recently classified as a high hazard with a potential risk for residents of Armstrong Township and South Williamsport and additional economic impacts for the Greater Williamsport Area.
Six-year-old Brad O’Neal ignited a love for baseball when he joined the Groves (Texas) Lions Club Little League team. Fifty-five years later, his dream of seeing the Little League World Series has finally come true.
South Williamsport – Where some may have found cause for rivalry, a group of neighbors in South Side are working together to provide parking for as many as 70 cars a day during the Little League World Series.
Storms hit Central Pennsylvania with alarming ferocity – blocking roads and felling trees. But when a tree falls on area utility lines, who is responsible to remove them?
South Williamsport – Michael T. Martin and John Mashburn hadn’t seen each other for 10 years, when they were umpires for the 2009 Little League World Series.