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President Trump implored to bring home Skylar Ortiz Liu from China

(Photos: Derek Ortiz father of Skylar Ortiz Liu (Top), Jian Liu (Left)) TODD BARTLEY, TALKWILLIAMSPORT.COM NEWS@TALKWILLIAMSPORT.COM For one father who served his nation faithfully, the unimaginable has happened, his daughter Skylar Ortiz Liu has been kidnapped by her mother and taken to China. Derek Ortiz is the father of Skylar Ortiz Liu and was in the process of … [Read More...]

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Gov. Wolf Responds to Federal Court Ruling

Harrisburg, Pa. – Today, Governor Tom Wolf responded to the recent federal court ruling regarding the business closure order and the stay at home orders issued in … [Read More...]

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President Trump implored to bring home Skylar Ortiz Liu from China

(Photos: Derek Ortiz father of Skylar Ortiz Liu (Top), Jian Liu (Left)) TODD BARTLEY, TALKWILLIAMSPORT.COM NEWS@TALKWILLIAMSPORT.COM For one father who served … [Read More...]

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Gov. Wolf Responds to Federal Court Ruling

Harrisburg, Pa. – Today, Governor Tom Wolf responded to the recent federal court ruling regarding the business closure order and the stay at home orders issued in March, which were later suspended, as well as the 25-person indoor and 250-person outdoor … [Read More...]

President Trump implored to bring home Skylar Ortiz Liu from China

(Photos: Derek Ortiz father of Skylar Ortiz Liu (Top), Jian Liu (Left)) TODD BARTLEY, TALKWILLIAMSPORT.COM NEWS@TALKWILLIAMSPORT.COM For one father who served his nation faithfully, the unimaginable has happened, his daughter Skylar Ortiz Liu has been … [Read More...]

PIAA notifies membership of orders, 25 indoor and 250 outdoor capacity limits

According to Sports Radio 96.7 in Sharon, PA this e-mail was sent to District Leadership and other school leaders today from the PIAA: Dear All: Thank you for all of your efforts in dealing with the re-opening of schools and the initiation of … [Read More...]

City Council Overrides Mayoral Veto of Accountability Ordinance with 7-0 vote

Passes Ordinance Expanding Legislative Accountability of City Government Williamsport City Councilman Adam Yoder sent out a press release Thursday evening on behalf of City Council addressing the passage of an "Ordinance Expanding Legislative Accountability … [Read More...]

Federal Government Ends Extra $300 Weekly Benefit for Unemployed Workers

L&I will continue making retroactive payments to eligible claimants for August 1 to September 5   Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak received notification from the Federal Emergency … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller says 2020 Census is on track, encourages participation during Congressional hearing

Deadline to complete Census is September 30, 2020 Washington, D.C. – During Thursday’s House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on “Providing the Census Bureau with the Time to Produce a Complete and Accurate Census,” Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) … [Read More...]

DEP Expands Drought Watch to Lycoming and 17 Counties, Declares Drought Warning for Potter County

Harrisburg, PA – After a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today moved Potter County to drought warning status and added three counties — Elk, Lycoming, and Tioga — to drought watch. There are now … [Read More...]

Dept. of Aging Touts Food Programs Benefiting Seniors during Hunger Action Month

Harrisburg, PA – To support Hunger Action Month, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres and department staff joined volunteers with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to pack food boxes to be distributed through the food bank’s two programs … [Read More...]

Wolf Admin. Releases Suicide Prevention Plan, Reminds Pennsylvanians that They are Never Alone

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration, members of the General Assembly, and Prevent Suicide PA today recognized World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Month and released Pennsylvania’s Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan. The plan, which … [Read More...]

Governor Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day

Harrisburg, Pa. – In remembrance of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks and in honor of Patriot Day, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and Commonwealth facilities throughout the state … [Read More...]

Pennsylvania to Auction More Than 600 Vehicles on October 13

60 motorcycles from Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki and Yamaha available Special COVID-19 protections will be in place Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of General Services today announced that it will hold one of the largest Commonwealth Vehicle … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf Calls for Legislative Action to Support Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

York, PA – As small businesses continue to feel an economic impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Governor Tom Wolf today called on the General Assembly to provide additional funding to support these businesses. The governor was joined by the York … [Read More...]

LCRMS TRANSFER STATION IN WILLIAMSPORT WILL BE CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 25 – 28, 2020

Lycoming County Resource Management Services Transfer Station, located at 1475 West Third Street in Williamsport, will be closed Friday, September 25 and will reopen to the public and waste haulers on Tuesday, September 29 at 8:30am. The temporary shutdown … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf Dedicates $15 Million to Connect Students to High-Speed Internet, Remote-Learning

Harrisburg, Pa. – Continuing to help students learn during the pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating $15 million for schools to secure broadband, mobile hot spots, and other platforms that increase equitable access to remote learning. “The COVID-19 … [Read More...]

Dept. of Agriculture, Partners Urge Pennsylvanians to Squash Spotted Lanternflies Today for Future Food Security

Lancaster, PA – Following months of hyper-focus on the availability of food, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard Roush and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Executive … [Read More...]

September 10, 2020 – Department of Health Report

Four (4) new cases added Wednesday in Lycoming County now at 572 cases and 23 total deaths, with 11,531 negatives according to DOH report. Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 587 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 141,877 Harrisburg, PA - The … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf Receives Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Public Service

Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf received the American Political Science Association (APSA) Hubert H. Humphrey Award. This award, which was announced during a virtual ceremony at the APSA annual meeting, honors notable public service by a … [Read More...]

Pennsylvanians Can Ask Unemployment Questions Live During L&I Virtual Town Hall Today at 1:00 PM

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation (UC) experts will answer questions live from claimants during the Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) sixteenth virtual town hall from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM today, Thursday, September 10, 2020. … [Read More...]

COVID-19 turns local rivalry football scrimmage into nightmare for teams

An innocent enough scrimmage to conclude summer work outs and prepare for the first weekend of Fridays under the lights turned into a nightmare scenario for area teams thanks to COVID-19. Loyalsock played at Danville last Friday night in a well orchestrated … [Read More...]

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Wolf plans to veto HB 2787, Schools scramble to accommodate fans

According to Press Secretary for Governor Wolf, Lyndsay Kensinger, " The governor plans to veto the bill. The bill is unnecessary given that school districts already have local control on decisions on school sports. Further the virus is not stopping and … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller hears from local farmers, AgChoice Farm Credit members

Gains valuable insight on issues important to agriculture community LOGANTON – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) hosted an agriculture roundtable with members of AgChoice Farm Credit and local farmers at the Sugar Valley Produce Auction to discuss current … [Read More...]

September 9, 2020 – Department of Health Report

Five (5) new cases added Wednesday in Lycoming County now at 568 cases and 23 total deaths, with 11,456 negatives according to DOH report. Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 931 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 141,290 Harrisburg, PA - The … [Read More...]

Wolf Admin. Reminds Pennsylvanians of Dangers of Consuming Alcohol While Pregnant

Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Wolf Administration reminds women of the dangers of consuming alcohol while pregnant in recognition of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day celebrated annually on September ninth. FASD is an … [Read More...]

Dept. of Agriculture Releases COVID-19 Restaurant Enforcement Actions, August 31-September 6

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Agriculture today released data related to COVID-19 restaurant enforcement actions from August 31 through September 6, 2020. The information is specific to COVID-19 mitigation requirements for restaurants including social … [Read More...]

DMVA Encourages Everyone to Light a Candle on World Suicide Prevention Day

About 17 Veterans Die Each Day by Suicide Annville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is encouraging everyone to light a candle at 8 p.m. on Sept. 10 in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day. The annual observance … [Read More...]

PA Shares Update on COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard, County Transmission Levels, Cases Traced to Businesses

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard. Updates are released each … [Read More...]

DOH Shares Weekly Update on COVID-19 Investigations, Contact Tracing, Monitoring Efforts

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Health today shared its weekly update on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing data. “Case investigations, contact tracing efforts and ongoing monitoring are proven public health strategies, but … [Read More...]

HHS Distributes CARES Funding to Pennsylvania’s Direct Care Workers

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller announced the distribution of $31.5 million to Pennsylvania direct care workers who have continued to work through the COVID-19 crisis – making it possible for individuals with … [Read More...]

DOH: Access to Nutritious Foods, More Physical Activity Needed to Decrease Childhood Obesity

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today stressed the importance for children to have access to healthy foods and safe places to be physically active to help decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity in Pennsylvania. “We … [Read More...]

Pennsylvanians Warned About Robocalls Spreading Disinformation and Seeking to Suppress Voting in November Election 

Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Attorney General Josh Shapiro assured Pennsylvanians today that voting by mail-in ballot is safe and secure and that information about voters will not be shared, despite false claims made in recent … [Read More...]

Wolf Administration Releases FAQs for Restaurant Self-Certification Process    

Harrisburg, PA — The Wolf Administration today released frequently asked questions for restaurant owners to reference following the newly announced self-certification process. This new process, Open & Certified Pennsylvania, ensures that customers and … [Read More...]

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Echocardiography Service Earns Reaccreditation

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Echocardiography service recently earned reaccreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The accreditation is for both the Hospital and Selinsgrove Imaging Center, located at 21 Susquehanna Valley Mall … [Read More...]

September 8, 2020 – Department of Health Report

3 new cases added Tuesday in Lycoming County now at 563 cases and 23 total deaths, with 11,411 negatives according to DOH report. Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 496 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 140,359 Harrisburg, PA - The … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf Calls for Legislative Action to Help Homeowners and Renters Avoid an Eviction Cliff

Harrisburg, PA – With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on … [Read More...]

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Wolf: Restaurants to 50% Indoor Occupancy on September 21

Restaurants to self-certify that they are in compliance with appropriate orders Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced that restaurants may increase indoor occupancy to 50 percent starting September 21. To ensure that these businesses … [Read More...]

September 7, 2020 – Department of Health Report

A single case was removed on Monday in Lycoming County now at 560 cases and 23 total deaths, with 11,381 negatives according to DOH report. Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 547 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 139,863 Harrisburg, PA … [Read More...]

September 6, 2020 – Department of Health Report

5 new cases added Sunday in Lycoming County now at 561 cases and 23 total deaths, with 11,321 negatives according to DOH report. Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 691 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 139,316 Harrisburg, PA … [Read More...]

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