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Marc Schefsky, former WASD school board member given ARD sentence in voter fraud case

Photo: Marc Schefsky (middle back row) with the rest of the WASD school board members On Monday, retiring Lycoming County Common Pleas Court Judge Marc Lovecchio imposed an ARD Program sentence on Marc Schefsky, former WASD school board member who was charged with misedemeanor false swearing for voting in the November election. Based on information obtained from … [Read More...]

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Marc Schefsky, former WASD school board member given ARD sentence in voter fraud case

Photo: Marc Schefsky (middle back row) with the rest of the WASD school board members On Monday, retiring Lycoming County Common Pleas Court Judge Marc Lovecchio … [Read More...]

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Congressman Keller releases video of conversation with border patrol agent

Congressman Keller releases video of conversation with border patrol agent: “[Cartels] run people and then they'll run dope behind it somewhere else." Washington, … [Read More...]

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Marc Schefsky, former WASD school board member given ARD sentence in voter fraud case

Photo: Marc Schefsky (middle back row) with the rest of the WASD school board members On Monday, retiring Lycoming County Common Pleas Court Judge Marc Lovecchio imposed an ARD Program sentence on Marc Schefsky, former WASD school board member who was charged … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller releases video of conversation with border patrol agent

Congressman Keller releases video of conversation with border patrol agent: “[Cartels] run people and then they'll run dope behind it somewhere else." Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) released the third installment of a candid … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller: President Biden is putting politics over homegrown energy

Cutting energy development in ANWR will make America weaker  Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today released the following statement on President Joe Biden suspending oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): “The … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller sends third request for a hearing on the border crisis

Joins Oversight and Reform Committee Republicans in calling on Chairwoman Maloney to act Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) and House Oversight and Reform Committee Republicans sent a third letter to Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller introduces bill to reimpose sanctions on Russian pipeline

Says Biden’s decision on Nord Stream 2 diminishes national security, energy independence  Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) introduced the Protecting Our Wellbeing by Expanding Russian Sanctions Act or the POWERS Act, legislation that … [Read More...]

Attorney General’s Community Drug Abuse Prevention (CDAP) grant program launches online

In an effort to make the Office of Attorney General’s Community Drug Abuse Prevention (CDAP) grant program more accessible - the office has launched an online application form.  The CDAP program was created to foster parent and community groups in leading … [Read More...]

NBC Sports Philadelphia adds Samantha Wilson, former TalkWilliamsport.com intern

Photos: Samantha Wilson at Crosscutters game (left) Charlie Manuel, Samantha Wilson and Larry Bowa (right) By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com Thursday morning, Samantha Wilson, former TalkWilliamsport.com intern announced on social media she … [Read More...]

Statement by AG Josh Shapiro On Judge’s Order For Graham Spanier To Begin Serving Prison Sentence

HARRISBURG — Graham Spanier, a former Penn State President who was previously found guilty of misdemeanor child endangerment over his handling of a 2001 complaint regarding Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of a boy in the football team’s locker room, was ordered … [Read More...]

Criminal “false swearing” charge filed against Marc Schefsky, former WASD School Board member

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...]

Congressman Keller slams Biden for dismantling American energy while greenlighting Russian pipeline project

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today made the following statement in response to President Joe Biden waiving sanctions related to the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline: “One of Joe Biden’s first moves as president was to undermine American … [Read More...]

Congressman Fred Keller stands with Israel, takes legislative action to back ally

  Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) recently supported various legislative initiatives to reaffirm his commitment to investing in Israel’s sovereignty and its people, including signing onto a letter to President Biden urging the administration … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller echoes voices of residents after Gov. Wolf extends Disaster Declaration

TalkWilliamsport.com reached out to Congressman Fred Keller for a comment in the wake of Governor Wolf extending the Covid-19 Disaster Declaration for another 90 days this afternoon. The extension came just 48 hours after a majority of Pennsylvanians voted … [Read More...]

Yaw Calls Latest COVID Emergency Declaration the First Step to Returning Checks, Balances

(HARRISBURG) – State Senator Gene Yaw issued the following statement after Governor Wolf renewed the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration for 21 days: “As we wait for the final election results to be certified, today marks the first step to returning … [Read More...]

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...]

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