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TalkWilliamsport.com launches I’m A Pennsylvanian” apparel Collection

TalkWilliamsport.com has launched the "I'm A Pennsylvanian" Collection for Commonwealth residents to commemorate the coronavirus struggle in the new online store ahead of Lycoming County moving to the Green phase on June 5. According to website owner Todd Bartley, "this is a great politically satirical way for fellow Pennsylvanians to express themselves having come through a … [Read More...]

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TalkWilliamsport.com launches I’m A Pennsylvanian” apparel Collection

TalkWilliamsport.com has launched the "I'm A Pennsylvanian" Collection for Commonwealth residents to commemorate the coronavirus struggle in the new online store … [Read More...]

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EXCLUSIVE: How did Lycoming County move from Yellow to Green?

Talkwilliamsport.com posed several questions to Governor and Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine on Friday afternoon in regard to the metrics used to determine … [Read More...]

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TalkWilliamsport.com launches I’m A Pennsylvanian” apparel Collection

TalkWilliamsport.com has launched the "I'm A Pennsylvanian" Collection for Commonwealth residents to commemorate the coronavirus struggle in the new online store ahead of Lycoming County moving to the Green phase on June 5. According to website owner Todd … [Read More...]

EXCLUSIVE: How did Lycoming County move from Yellow to Green?

Talkwilliamsport.com posed several questions to Governor and Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine on Friday afternoon in regard to the metrics used to determine counties moving from Red to Yellow to Green. Regarding Lycoming County moving from Yellow to … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf Signs Budget to Sustain Education, Support Communities Amid Pandemic

Harrisburg, PA – As Pennsylvania continues to address public health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf today signed a state budget that will provide 12 months of sustained public education funding at 2019-20 levels and makes important … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller seeks to make PPP loan forgiveness application process easier

Joins letter asking for shorter, simpler application from Treasury Department As many local businesses struggle during the coronavirus pandemic Congressman Fred Keller is seeking to make the application process for Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness … [Read More...]

Notice to Absentee and Mail-in Voters

The Lycoming County Board of Elections is aware of extended U.S. Mail delivery timeframes in Pennsylvania that  are  affecting  voters  who  applied  for  absentee  and  mail-in  ballots  to  vote  in  the June 2 General Primary. Please  know  that  the  … [Read More...]

Evangelical Community Hospital Announces New Visitor Restrictions

Recognizing the need to balance continued infection control protocols regarding the spread of COVID-19 and the desire of loved ones and caregivers to visit with and support patients, Evangelical Community Hospital is establishing new visitor … [Read More...]

Williamsport Mayor issues Proclamation regarding open containers

Friday afternoon Derek Slaughter, Mayor of the City of Williamsport issued a Proclamation regarding open containers and guidance on gatherings. Mayor Slaughter added, "Additionally, we have placed tables in the midtown landing area to assist with local … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf: State Continues Phased Reopening with 16 More Counties Set to Go Green on June 5

Harrisburg, PA – With more than 80 percent of the state in some phase of reopening, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that 16 additional counties will take another step forward and move to green effective 12:01 a.m., June 5. Counties include Allegheny, … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf & Sec. Levine Update on COVID-19 mitigation Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine will provide an update on the coronavirus known as COVID-19 and efforts to mitigate the virus in Pennsylvania at 2:00 p.m. Talkwilliamsport.com will carry the event live and online. … [Read More...]

BREAKING NEWS: Lycoming County enters Green phase on June 5

Lycoming County will join 15 other counties, Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland moving to the "Green" Phase next Friday June 5. News Talk WMPT … [Read More...]

UPDATE: 693 Positives Bring PA Total to 70,735 with 5,464 deaths

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 693 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 70,735 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 29, that there are 693 additional positive cases of COVID-19, … [Read More...]

Policy Discussion on Energy Development, Manufacturing, & Reopening Pennsylvania’s

Economy Informative discussion examined how Pennsylvania’s energy development impacts the economy, workforce, environment and manufacturing. Williamsport, PA - Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, in cooperation with Penn’s Northeast, the Wyoming County Chamber … [Read More...]

EXCLUSIVE: No Answers from DOH on data driven approach to Green

On Thursday morning the Lycoming County Commissioners along with Director of Administration Matt McDermott and Coroner Charles Kiessling held a conference call with officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The call sought clarity on why … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller votes in support of Paycheck Protection Program flexibility measure

Bill provides needed flexibility to vital small business program to ensure money is used as effectively as possible Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Thursday voted in favor of H.R. 7010 – The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, bipartisan … [Read More...]

Wolf Admin. Distributes Testing Supplies to Hospitals, More Than 67,000 Patients Tested Since March

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that additional shipments of testing supplies have been sent to hospitals across Pennsylvania this week. Since March 9, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has distributed supplies to more than 60 hospitals, … [Read More...]

Congressmen Keller and Perry demand PA DOH strengthen protections for nursing homes

Call for greater transparency, accurate information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania nursing homes Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) and Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) today sent a letter to Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine demanding … [Read More...]

UPDATE: 10 County Region COVID-19 case and death totals for May 28

Case Counts, Deaths, and Negatives Total Cases* ​Deaths ​Negative** Recovered***​ 69,417 5,265 349,990 ​62%   County Case Counts to Date County Total … [Read More...]

UPDATE: 625 Positives Bring PA Total to 70,042 with 5,373 deaths

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 625 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 70,042 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 28, that there are 625 additional positive cases of COVID-19, … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf Issues Green Phase Order, Guidance on Dining and Professional Sports

News Talk WMPT and talkwilliamsport.com asked Governor Wolf on Wednesday about minor league baseball team guidance; his audio response will be added to this story once available. Upon the conclusion of the press conference Wolf released the following … [Read More...]

Coroner Kiessling confirms 20th COVID-19 death

According to the social media account of the Lycoming County Coroners Office: I hope that all of you had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! The number of positive COVID 19 cases here in Lycoming County has increased to 167 since last week and … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf & Sec. Levine Update on COVID-19 mitigation Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine will provide an update on the coronavirus known as COVID-19 and efforts to mitigate the virus in Pennsylvania at 3:30 p.m. Talkwilliamsport.com will carry the event live and online. … [Read More...]

HHS Advises Providers and Partners of Operational Recommendations for Yellow Phase Counties

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Human Services (DHS) today released guidance for its providers as counties enter the yellow phase stressing continued vigilance for mitigation efforts to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19. The guidance comes in addition to … [Read More...]

UPDATE: 780 Positives Bring PA Total to 69,417, with 5,265 deaths

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 780 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 69,417 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 27, that there are 780 additional positive cases of COVID-19, … [Read More...]

Congressman Fred Keller urges Congress to return to regular order

Encourages greater transparency and accountability for members conducting official legislative business during pandemic Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Tuesday urged Congress to return to regular order where members conduct official … [Read More...]

Lycoming County Commissioners send letter to Gov. Wolf requesting to move to Green status

The Lycoming County Board of Commissioners sent the following correspondence to the Governor last evening: May 26, 2020 Dear Governor Wolf, Your announcement on Friday, May 22, 2020 identified the 17 counties that would move from the Yellow to the … [Read More...]

$280,000 Available to Animal Ag Producers for Reimbursement of PPE through PA Farm Bill Center for Poultry & Livestock Excellence

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and PennAg Industries today announced that $280,000 is available to Pennsylvania’s poultry, swine, lamb, goat, and sheep processors to reimburse costs associated with the purchase of personal … [Read More...]

Local Legislators, Commissioners Applaud Comcast Investment in Sullivan County

Expansion Will Bring a Wide-Range of Internet Options from Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program for Low-Income Households to Gigabit Speeds, Xfinity’s Full Suite of TV, Mobile, Landline Phone and Home Security Products and Services, and Comcast Business … [Read More...]

URGENT: Gov. Wolf & Sec. Levine presser at 11:30 a.m.

Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Levine are set to provide an update on COVID-19, click the link to watch live. The press conference begins at 11:30 a.m. on talkwilliamsport.com … [Read More...]

UPDATE: 451 Positives Bring PA Total to 68,637 with 5,152 total deaths

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 451 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 68,637 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 26, that there are 451 additional positive cases of COVID-19, … [Read More...]

Evangelical Community Hospital on Governor Wolf Announcement

As Evangelical Community Hospital continues to serve Snyder and Montour counties that will open by Governor Wolf’s green phase on May 29, 2020, it is important to remember that positive cases of COVID-19 are still being diagnosed daily. “We are supportive of … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf Adds Eight Counties to Yellow and 17 to Green on May 29, Remainder to Yellow on June 5 

Harrisburg, PA – Furthering his plan for reopening Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf today announced eight additional counties will move to yellow and 17 to green, effective at 12:01 a.m., May 29. All remaining counties in red are expected to move to yellow by … [Read More...]

Lycoming County District Attorney will not Prosecute Business Owners who Open Early

Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner will not prosecute any local business owners who opens their business early.  Citing a recent uptick in violent crimes and increased narcotic activity in the county, Attorney Gardner will direct his office's … [Read More...]

Wolf Admin. Receives Approval to Launch Online Grocery Purchasing for SNAP Recipients During COVID-19 Crisis 

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration received approval from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow Pennsylvania to join the pilot program that lets recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance … [Read More...]

Lycoming County receives $421,500 in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers

Gov. Wolf: State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced an initial distribution of $51 million of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) … [Read More...]

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Wolf on raising school taxes: “not a time to burden any Pennsylvanian with some additional responsibility or tax”

During the most recent School Board meeting of the Loyalsock Township School District on May 13, the second reading of the proposed 2020-2021 budget and extended discussion took place. The sticking point for multiple board members is the proposed tax … [Read More...]

EXCLUSIVE: Commissioner Metzger seeing Red over Gov. Wolf lack of plan for Green status

TalkWilliamsport.com has consistently pressed Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine on questions of thresholds reached to close counties and conversely reopen them. At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic the justification for … [Read More...]

HHS Reassures Pennsylvanians that Help is Available, Provides Update on Public Assistance Data Trends

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller reminded Pennsylvanians of public assistance programs available to help families meet basic needs, such as affording groceries and accessing healthcare. Several new programs launched … [Read More...]

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