“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
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…
An investigation into the City of Williamsport by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office alleges years of misappropriation of funds within the city and could hold dire consequences for some current and former employees of the city, according to individuals familiar with the investigation.
Williamsport, Pa. -- Atop the pedestal in front of the old City Hall building on Pine Street is a lone figure dressed in the uniform of a northern soldier. He holds a bugle to his lips to honor those who answered the call from President Abraham Lincoln. It was a call for men to hold a countr…
Restrictions and regulations during school board meetings are meant to inspire order and decorum, however, one board member is questioning the implications of some restrictions to the public’s freedom of speech during public comment.
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.
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.
Over two years ago, a notebook was found on a bench near the James V. Brown Library in Williamsport. The book was full of poetry – detailing the highs and lows from a life of addiction.
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…
When done right, house flipping can be a highly profitable business. House flipping refers to the process of buying smaller, run-down properties and renovating them to be resold at a higher price.
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.
“Nothing is off the table” when it comes to repairs to Williamsport City Hall’s ongoing water issues, according to Mayor Derek Slaughter.
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.
Nearly 60 years later, American expressionist Holly Patton Shull clearly remembers the moment she stepped into her uncle’s southern California art studio for the first time. Immediately, the then-12-year-old was enchanted by the brilliance of his oil paints. Their aroma, sharp and floral, fl…
When Abdul-Malik Walker was released from his 10-year prison stay, his mother gave him six months to live with her before he had to have a job and move into his own place.
A motion of contempt has been filed against the City of Williamsport for its alleged failure to meet requirements laid out in the court’s accessibility consent decree, which was ordered in March.
With 2021 graduations behind us and area teens now headed for work, college or military service, this June edition of Lycoming Critic’s Corner takes a look at “coming of age” movies.
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.