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Heroin death under investigation in Lycoming County

UPPER FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP –State police say a man is dead after he tried to swallow two bundles of suspected heroin. Troopers in Lycoming County say they responded to a home in Upper Fairfield Township where two people had overdosed. The third person in the home, 51-year-old Matthew Gastrock was taken into custody. Troopers say he became unresponsive and later died at the hospital, where two bundles of suspected heroin were removed from his throat. The two overdose victims were revived […]

Best of Best Student Musicians in Lycoming County Perform at Festival

MONTGOMERY — The music coming from inside Montgomery Senior High School isn’t stopping anytime soon. “We sit down and play for like an hour or two, and we have a break for a second. Then we play for an hour or two, and then we have lunch, and then we play for an hour or two, and then we have a break, and then we play for an hour or two, and then we go home,” said Cade Neal. Each […]

Crews Working to Fix Water Main Break in Lycoming County

HUGHESVILLE — A water main break in Lycoming County left homes and businesses without water. According to county officials, the water main break is affecting the borough of Hughesville as well as Wolf Township. Crews with Hughesville Borough Water Authority are currently working to locate the source of the break. There is no word when repairs will be completed or when customers can expect the water to be back on.

Investigation into Williamsport Mayor Handed Over to AG’s Office

WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming County District Attorney reached out to the state attorney general’s office and said the mayor’s actions warrant a criminal investigation. There are claims Mayor Gabriel Campana took expense reimbursements he wasn’t allowed to have. “A review by my office has revealed several reimbursements that may, in fact, be illegitimate, and therefore warrant further criminal investigation,” said District Attorney Eric Linhardt. Linhardt wants to avoid a conflict of interest, so he is now handing off the investigation to […]

Williamsport Area Student Killed in Wreck in Lycoming Township

LYCOMING TOWNSHIP — A high school student was killed in a crash in Lycoming County Tuesday morning. It happened around 10:30 a.m. on Route 973 in Lycoming Township, near Cogan Station. Investigators said a 17-year-old girl driving a car was killed when she crossed the center line and crashed into a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup was not hurt. Authorities said the victim was a student at Williamsport Area High School. The school’s superintendent released a statement, saying: […]

Lycoming Mall Shoppers Eager for Deals

MUNCY TOWNSHIP — Plenty of people showed up at the Lycoming Mall for some Black Friday shopping. At the Lycoming Mall near Muncy people walked through the mall on a mission and many had their arms filled with shopping bags. Emily Martin had her arms full with a very young Black Friday shopper — 6-week-old Karis. “We try to get all our shopping done in one day so we just go out and get all of our Christmas shopping done,” […]

Man Sentenced to Prison After Toddler Shoots Himself

MONTOURSVILLE — A man from Lycoming County is headed to prison for leaving out a loaded gun that a toddler used to accidentally shoot himself. Cody Asher of Montoursville was sentenced Monday to nine to 18 months behind bars followed by three years probation. In September, he was found guilty of child endangerment. Last year, his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son found Asher’s gun on a bed in a home in Montoursville. The boy shot himself but recovered.

Plant in Lycoming County Provides Power to Millions

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It took about three years, but the Panda Patriot Generating Station near Montgomery is complete. A few people walked around the site that provides energy to nearly 1 million families in our area and other parts of the northeast. “I think they were in awe. That was the best way to describe it. To see something of this magnitude up close and personal, it was just awe,” said R.W. Swearingen. The plant that converts natural gas into […]

Bell Ringers: The Sounds of Giving

HUGHESVILLE — You’ll usually hear them before you see them: bell ringers. They’re the people standing outside in the cold collecting donations for the holiday season. “I like meeting and greeting people. It’s good. I like it,” said Barry Rupert. If you’ve been to TJ’s Market in Hughesville this week, you’ve probably passed by Barry Rupert and a red chimney. Barry is collecting donations for the American Rescue Workers in Williamsport. It’s a non-profit that helps families and gives others […]

Family Sub Shop Closing After Nearly 40 Years

LINDEN — After nearly 40 years, a family run sub shop in Lycoming County is ready to close its doors for good. Chris Michaels can’t cash out all the customers and fill sub orders on his own when it gets busy at the Mountain View Deli and Samurai Subs Shop in Linden, so it’s a good thing he works well with his co-workers–who are also his parents and his brother. “It’s demanding. It is a seven days a week job […]