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The stakes in legal case between the Commissioners and Lycoming County Controller just went up

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming County Controller, Krista Rogers. By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com On April 26, 2021, the Lycoming County Commissioners filed a "Motion for Contempt" against Lycoming County Controller Krista … [Read More...]

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The stakes in legal case between the Commissioners and Lycoming County Controller just went up

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming … [Read More...]

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Was the injunction filed by the Lycoming County Commissioners against the Lycoming County Controller even necessary?

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming … [Read More...]

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The stakes in legal case between the Commissioners and Lycoming County Controller just went up

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming County Controller, Krista Rogers. By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com On April 26, … [Read More...]

Was the injunction filed by the Lycoming County Commissioners against the Lycoming County Controller even necessary?

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming County Controller, Krista Rogers. By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com If the duly … [Read More...]

Senator Yaw Encourages Participation in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”

20th “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” to be held on Saturday, April 24th  HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the 20th Semi-Annual “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration … [Read More...]

Congressman Fred Keller, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise outline energy priorities during Think About Energy webinar

Whip Scalise and Congressman Keller discuss energy priorities during the Think About Energy webinar. Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) for a webinar hosted by Cabot Oil & Gas to … [Read More...]

Area Legislators Secure Funding for Lycoming County Projects

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83) and Rep. Joe Hamm (R-84) today announced several significant investments for Lycoming County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). “I was pleased to advocate for all of these … [Read More...]

AG Shapiro Statement on Senate Judiciary’s Vote To Pass Civil Window Statute

Please see Attorney General Shapiro’s statement regarding the passage of the civil window statute by the Pennsylvania Senate’s Judiciary Committee. "We cannot overlook the significance of today's passage of the civil window statute by the Pennsylvania … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller introduces bill to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines to American citizens and legal residents of the U.S.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today introduced the Saving Hypodermic injections and Offering vaccines to Taxpayers Swiftly (SHOTS) Act with original co-sponsors Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-16) and Congresswoman Nancy Mace (SC-01). Starting … [Read More...]

Right to Know Law appeals filed after WASD records denials

By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com TalkWilliamsport.com filed Right to Know Law appeals with the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records after the Williamsport Area School District again denied and redacted records related to the 2018 "criminal … [Read More...]

Commissioners issue press release in response to TalkWilliamsport.com reporting

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming County Controller, Krista Rogers. By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com On Thursday, … [Read More...]

Helm federal lawsuit alleges Jason Bolt was promoted to Captain having minimum standards changed

Photo: From June 29, 2020 Agent Jason Bolt (left), Mayor Derek Slaughter (middle), Chief of Police Damon Hagan (right), former Mayor Campana (not pictured) Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com News@TalkWilliamsport.com Information listed in the Federal … [Read More...]

Charitable Tuesdays Return in 2021 Local non-profits invited to apply

Again, this season, the Williamsport Crosscutters will present Charitable Tuesdays. The program, presented by Pennsylvania Skill by Miele Manufacturing, gives local non-profit organizations a no-cost opportunity to have a presence at Historic Bowman Field, for … [Read More...]

BREAKING NEWS: Steve Helm of the WBP files federal lawsuit against Mayor Slaughter and others

Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com News@TalkWilliamsport.com On Thursday afternoon, Steve Helm of the Williamsport Bureau of Police filed a federal lawsuit against Mayor Derek Slaughter, former Mayor Gabriel Campana and the City of Williamsport. The … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller introduces resolution to commend U.S. Customs and Border Protection after visit with agents at the southern border

Congressman Keller speaks with a CBP agent on Monday during a visit to the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today introduced legislation to commend the agents of U.S. Customs and … [Read More...]

OP-ED: If racism has no home here; why did Barbara Reeves sit alone at the WASD school board meeting?

Photo of WASD school board meeting at WAHS Auditorium, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com News@TalkWilliamsport.com The following is an opinion editorial addressing the lack of action taken by WASD school board member, Jennifer … [Read More...]

Schefsky WASD School Board Resignation Letter obtained

Pictured: Standing from left is Patrick Dixon, Barbara Reeves, Marc Schefsky, Star Poole and Adam Welteroth. Seated from left is President Lori Baer, V.P., Dr. Jane Penman, Dr. Nancy Story Somers and Jennifer Lake. Todd Bartley, … [Read More...]

Caught in the Middle

Photo: Lycoming Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming County Controller, Krista Rogers. The battle lines are drawn for fiscal operations of Lycoming … [Read More...]

Annual Cutters 5K Race Set for June 12

The Williamsport Crosscutters, in partnership with Hope Enterprises, will be holding the Annual Cutters 5K on Saturday, June 12 at Historic Bowman Field sponsored in part by; Hamilton Patriot, Horizon FCU, iHeart Media, Lamar, Muncy Bank & Trust, … [Read More...]

Lycoming County Commissioners taking unilateral action this morning

According to the posted agenda for the Lycoming County Commissioners meeting this morning it appears they plan on taking unilateral action this morning to change a department name and make several personnel changes. Included on the agenda is a non-budgeted … [Read More...]

OP-ED: Selected vs Elected in the WASD

Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com News@TalkWilliamsport.com The following is an opinion editorial addressing concerns of WASD taxpayers regarding the filling of school board seat vacancies with recent resignations. In certain circles the adage of … [Read More...]

Billy Horton to Manage Cutters in Inaugural Year of MLB Draft League

 Major League Baseball and the Williamsport Crosscutters have announced that former San Francisco Giants minor league manager Billy Horton has been tabbed to manage the Cutters in the inaugural season of the MLB Draft League. Horton, 47, held several Minor … [Read More...]

UPDATE: Appeal filed for Mayor Slaughter phone records

By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com On Monday, TalkWilliamsport.com filed an appeal for the phone and text message records previously denied by City of Williamsport Mayor Slaughter in a Right to Know Law request. Interestingly enough, City … [Read More...]

Legislative Hearing Highlights Financial Impacts Stemming from Federal Definition Change

  HEARING VIDEO HARRISBURG - Changing the definition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) can have important financial implications for many Pennsylvania municipalities in terms of federal reimbursements for health care, funding for housing, and … [Read More...]

PA Senator Gene Yaw Reintroduces Bill to Boost Agricultural Conservation Efforts

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) has reintroduced legislation to increase conservation and technical assistance for farmers in order to further reduce pollution impacts on local creeks and streams.  The bill, Senate Bill 465, along with separate … [Read More...]

BREAKING NEWS: Little League World Series Golf Event Canceled for 2021

Multiple sources have confirmed to TalkWilliamsport.com the Little League World Series golf event has been canceled for 2021. The event is normally played on the Friday off day of the Little League World Series. In past years, former major league … [Read More...]

The Millionaire Way – we’re not concerned with anything even the Attorney General

Photo: Ryan Gardner, Lycoming County District Attorney (left), Timothy Bowers, WASD Superintendent (middle left), WASD solicitor Fred Holland (middle right) and Josh Shapiro, PA Attorney General (right). The following is the result of a nearly … [Read More...]

AG Shapiro Shuts Down Think Finance, Wins Debt Relief For PA Consumers

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Office of Attorney General has reached separate agreements with Kenneth Rees, the former CEO of Think Finance, and the debt collector, National Credit Adjusters (“NCA”). The settlements … [Read More...]

The Beginning of the End is forthcoming

Photo: Ryan Gardner, Lycoming County District Attorney (left), Thomas Marshall, Little League International Chief Counsel and Plaintiff's Counsel for Ryan Miller (middle left), WASD solicitor Fred Holland (middle right) and Josh Shapiro, PA Attorney General … [Read More...]

Senate Environmental Committee Briefing Provides Overview of Chesapeake Bay Improvement Efforts

HEARING VIDEO HARRISBURG – The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Tuesday held a briefing on the ‘State of the Chesapeake Bay’ with staff from the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) … [Read More...]

PA Senate Environmental Chairman Sponsors Solar Environmental Justice Act

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, is introducing the Solar Environmental Justice Act, which prohibits state taxpayer dollars or tax credits from being utilized to purchase … [Read More...]

AG Shapiro Announces Multi-Million Dollar Theft Charges Against State College Contractor

Largest Prevailing Wage Criminal Case On Record in U.S. History Click here to view the livestream HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., of State College, has been charged with four counts of theft relating … [Read More...]

AG Shapiro Ensures Cancellation of Debt for PA Student Loan Borrowers

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that his office has entered into an agreement that will result in the cancellation of approximately $2.6 million in private Pennsylvania student loans held by 1,300 students who attended schools … [Read More...]

Dark Shadows engulf WASD regarding transparency…again

Photo: Union County Magistrate Judge & WASD solicitor Jeff Rowe (left) Darrick Dixon (middle) and WASD solicitor Fred Holland (right) The following is the result of a nearly 33-months long investigation into the Williamsport Area High School … [Read More...]

AG interviews of Dr. Bowers, Pardoe and Erb confirmed in WASD Legal Services Invoices

Photo: PA Attorney Josh Shapiro (top) Dr. Timothy Bowers, WASD Superintendent (bottom left) WAHS Head Principal Brandon Pardoe (middle left) Wanda Erb, WASD Right to Know Law Officer (middle right) WASD solicitor Fred Holland (bottom right) The … [Read More...]

How did Pardoe, McCann and Miller all forget the 2018 Myrtle Beach room assignments email?

Photo: Wanda Erb, WASD Right to Know Law Officer The following is the result of a nearly 33-months long investigation into the Williamsport Area High School Baseball Team trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the spring of 2018. This story is … [Read More...]

How did Wanda Erb miss this email on the WASD.org server?

Photo: Wanda Erb, WASD Right to Know Law Officer The following is the result of a nearly 33-months long investigation into the Williamsport Area High School Baseball Team trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the spring of 2018. This story is … [Read More...]

Congressman Fred Keller hosts eighth telephone town hall event

Washington, D.C. — In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) addressed an audience of more than 8,000 Pennsylvanians yesterday during his eighth telephone town hall since taking office in 2019. During the call, Keller answered constituent questions … [Read More...]

AG Shapiro Charges State College Psychologist With Rape of Child

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has charged Richard Lenhart, a former psychologist who operated in Centre County, with additional counts of rape and sexual assault. “A brave survivor … [Read More...]

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