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When Wendy Durant enrolled her 12-year-old daughter, Cadi, in the Community Theatre League’s newly founded chapter of the Penguin Project — a nationwide effort to empower young people with special needs through theatre — she wasn’t sure what to expect. The program, implemented at the local t…


UPMC Williamsport has been granted Level II Trauma Center accreditation by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF), recognizing a higher level of care and services provided in north central Pennsylvania. This accreditation went into effect on Sept. 1.

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July and August are big travel times—especially after so many vacations got canceled last year. So this month, Lycoming Critic’s Corner takes up the venerable category “road movies.”


At 30 years old, Catherine Miller, of Jersey Shore, had the unfortunate notoriety of being the only woman in Lycoming County to be executed by public hanging. She shared this grisly fate with her lover and partner in crime George Smith. It was the county’s first, and only, double hanging. 


June Wright opened her mail on July 18 and found an unemployment benefits application from a former employee. The applicant filed an appeal against Backhouse Coffee & Tea Co., which Wright owns with her husband, Ron Wright. The appeal claimed that the local coffee shop refused to pay thi…

As the region gears up to welcome Little League teams from across the country, and as the spike in COVID-19’s delta variant causes shutdowns and hospitalizations, Lycoming County has remained relatively unscathed, according to local experts and state data. 

It’s a pleasant day in summer. Nine-year-old Mason Rogers hears the breeze and feels the sun on his skin. He knows his mom is close by from the sound of her voice and he feels his brother Christopher walking next to him. 

One of the juicier corporate indignities to come out of the mid-2010s, the history of the Volkswagen emissions scandal is a story of deception, carelessness, greed, and punishment. The company leveraged a high-tech piece of software to skirt through environmental regulations.