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Williamsport Officials Plan ‘Christmas in July’

WILLIAMSPORT — It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas inside the mayor’s office in Williamsport. Mayor Gabe Campana announced plans Monday for a summer street fair called Christmas in July. Plans for the event include a movie in the park and a visit from Santa. It coincides with an improvement project in the east end of the city called the East Third Street Gateway Project. Mayor Campana hopes the revamp will draw more people downtown. “The reason why […]

Weather not ‘Berry’ Good for Farmers

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It’s almost time to head out to the farm and grab a summertime staple. Strawberry season is right around the corner. We are about two weeks away from strawberry-picking season in Pennsylvania, but with all the rain and mostly cool weather in Lycoming County this year, how will that affect the berries? “We like hot days. We hope to get hot days. The sunshine is really what makes that extra flavor in them,” said Robin Schreiber, owner […]

Jersey Shore Hospital Announces Merger with Geisinger Health System

JERSEY SHORE –  After more than one hundred years, a small community hospital in Lycoming County announced today it’s merging with Geisinger Health System. Two times a week, for months Susan Gibson makes the trip from Salladasburg to the hospital here in Jersey Shore. “Oh, I fell and broke my left shoulder,” said Susan Gibson. There are other hospitals in the area, but Susan chose to come here to Jersey Shore Hospital and Foundation. “I come to Jersey shore because […]

Williamsport Brush Drop-off Site Closed for Now

WILLIAMSPORT — With trees twisted and tangled all over the city, there’s no shortage of work for the city streets department in Williamsport. “I don’t recall a storm of this severity it happened and now you deal with it,” said Tom Cillo, Williamsport city streets manager. Last week, strong winds and rain pulled down trees across Williamsport. Cillo and his crew of city workers are just now cleaning up Brandon Park where 17 large trees fell. “Our focus initially for […]

Sunday Service Relocated for Church Damaged by Storm in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — A church damaged by storms this week in Williamsport is relocating its Sunday service. High winds damaged the roof at Bethel A.M.E. Church on Hepburn Street Monday evening and engineers have decided that the building isn’t safe. The pastor said the church will be off limits for at least a month. Sunday’s service will be held at the Freedom House Community Worship Center on Memorial Avenue in Williamsport.

Cleaning Up in Lycoming County After Second Storm This Week

WOLF TOWNSHIP — People in Lycoming County are cleaning up after a second storm in five days blew down trees and knocked out power. Crews used a chainsaw to untangle a toppled tree from a downed power line in Lycoming County on Saturday. It’s just one of the challenges for people in the area after a second storm blew through the area in less than a week. Near Picture Rocks, the Whitmoyer family had their hands full dealing with some […]

High Winds Cause More Damage in Lycoming County

LYCOMING COUNTY — High winds and rain caused some damage in Lycoming County. A tree came down on a home along Chippewa road in Muncy Creek Township. Newswatch 16 crews found a number of similar scenes around Hughesville. The second batch of strong storms here blew through right around lunch time Friday in this part of Central PA.

Tree Removal Business Busy After Storm

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Tree removal services in Lycoming County have been working nonstop since the storm Monday night. A tree onto a roof might be a headache for a homeowner, but to Coleman Lippert with Plocinski Tree Service, it’s another day at work. It’s been nonstop for the tree service out of Jersey Shore. Workers pulled two trees off a garage outside of Williamsport Thursday. Since the storm Monday night, Lippert has been working all over Lycoming County. “Lots of […]

Determining Location for Sunday Service After Church Damaged by Storm

WILLIAMSPORT — A church in Williamsport that lost part of its roof during Monday’s storm still plans to have Sunday service. The only question is where it will be held. The pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church on Hepburn Street said an engineer and codes officer has yet to determine if the building is safe. She said service will still be held Sunday. If it can’t be held at the church in Williamsport, another location will be determined.

City Workers Honored for Heroics

WILLIAMSPORT — Two Williamsport city workers were recognized for their heroics during the blizzard back in March. Tom Gotshall and Dave Johns were given the mayor’s Award for Valor Thursday. They helped free an ambulance that got stuck in the snow. “We don’t really deserve this. It’s just our job and like I said, there were more people involved than just us. They did more than us. We just really put the final touches on it,” said Gotshall, a city […]