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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: 

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. 

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. 

Pennsylvania’s fall legislative session will address the mystery of funding for new state-mandated voting machines. 


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.

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?