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County reverses its personnel changes policy

July 8, 2015 Earlier this year Lycoming County officials, citing county code and favoring a more internal hiring process, ended a longstanding practice of replacing, promoting and reclassifying county employees... more »»

The police might not be coming for abandoned bikes anymore

July 8, 2015 An agreement has been proposed removing the onus on city police for picking up abandoned bicycles. more »»

Wolf, senator point fingers over budget

July 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Court rules police videos can be considered public records

July 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania court ruled Tuesday that police videos recorded in public places are subject to public disclosure, although they may contain investigative portions that can be redacte. more »»

Cosby’s years of public moralizing have become his undoing

July 8, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America’s dad and then as America’s granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. more »»

Commissioners to OK pact for appraisal of floodplain properties

July 8, 2015 Lycoming County commissioners on Thursday are expected to approve a contract with a company that would appraise several floodplain properties throughout the county as part of a federal grant... more »»

Vietnam War veteran logs hundreds of miles on wagon in campaign to raise awareness of veterans

July 7, 2015 Many people found themselves doing a double take Monday when a Vietnam War veteran rode a wagon hitched to two mules into Williamsport to raise awareness for military veterans and thank them for... more »»

Professor: Addiction is a disease

July 7, 2015 The abuse of prescription drugs and other opioids like heroin continues to claim lives in Lycoming County and around the nation. more »»

GOP accuses governor of playing politics

July 7, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — Leaders of the Republican majority that controls the Pennsylvania Legislature are telling Democratic Gov. more »»

Iran pushes for end to arms embargo under nuclear deal

July 7, 2015 VIENNA (AP) — A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.. more »»

After ‘no’ wins, Greece’s prime minister looks to rebuild talks

July 7, 2015 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal that... more »»

About 8 inches make June 5th wettest in history

July 6, 2015 Have you seen enough rain this season? Nearly eight inches alone fell last month, making it the fifth wettest June in Lycoming County since the National Weather Service began keeping records in the... more »»

Feeling Woapalanee’s absence

July 6, 2015 The stone base that until last month supported “Woapalanee” at the entrance to Brandon Park off Market Street is empty today. more »»

Liquor privatization, parking lot expansion among week’s votes

July 6, 2015 Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives were not in session last week. more »»

Work ethic, family on the mind of retired Shamokin man

July 6, 2015 “I was raised to get up and go to work, and I thought that’s what everybody did. Turns out, not everybody does that,” said Tom Olcese, retired pharmacist from Shamokin. more »»

Greece votes ‘no’

July 6, 2015 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe’s common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for... more »»

Family escapes Loyalsock Township fire

July 6, 2015 Working smoke alarms were credited with alerting a mother in time to a fire in her Loyalsock Township home so that she and her two children could safely escape the property. more »»

Billtown marks occasion with fireworks, music

July 5, 2015 Many county residents brought their Fourth of July celebrations downtown to watch fireworks, hear bands and visit vendors as part of the Set the Night to Music. more »»

Rain doesn’t stop Jersey Shore celebration

July 5, 2015 JERSEY SHORE — A downpour on the morning of Independence Day did not dampen the fourth annual Jersey Shore Area Hometown Hero Banner Program. Instead, the event moved to St. John Lutheran Church. more »»

Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates

July 5, 2015 Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. more »»



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