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Contractor accused of stealing deposits, faces 37 fraud charges

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— The Attorney General’s office said a Lycoming County contractor was charged with 37 felonies on Tuesday after taking multiple deposits and not doing the work. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Michael Bloom of Williamsport took $86,110 in security deposits from six different people, and in exchange, he was supposed to install […]
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Williamsport contractor charged with theft from customers

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A contractor faces dozens of felony charges after several people said they paid a deposit but didn't get the job done. The Pennsylvania attorney general's office announced charges against Michael Bloom of Williamsport on Tuesday. Bloom allegedly pocketed over $86,000 from his clients, mostly seniors, to...

PA Contractor Ripped Off $86K From Clients, AG Says

A contractor in Pennsylvania has been charged after he accepted deposits to build elevators in six residents' homes but never did any of the work, authorities said. Michael Bloom, of Williamsport, agreed to the projects, which totaled $86,110, AG Josh Shapiro said. He provided little or no services in return and refused to give his customers refunds.

Larry G. Green, 75

Larry G. Green, 75, of Loyalsock Township, passed away on June 25, 2022 at Rose View Manor. Born on April 13, 1947 in Williamsport, son of Emmons G. and Eleanor M. (Crissman) Green. Larry retired in 2013 as a District Area Supervisor for American Greetings after 41 years of service....

Nancy L. Hepburn, 85

Nancy L. Hepburn, age 85, of Loyalsock Twp., died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the Williamsport North Nursing Home, Williamsport. Born December 16, 1936 she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Isabell (Heard) Napp. Prior to her retirement, Nancy worked with her husband Paul on their farm, Wide Wake Dairy Farm in Loyalsock Township.

Brian A. Michael, 52

Brian A. Michael, 52, of Montoursville, died Friday, June 24, 2022 at his home after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Born February 23, 1970 in Bloomsburg, he was the son of Charles Michael and the former Deborah Mazol. He and his wife, the former Kristine M. Columbine, were married October 12, 1991. Together they celebrated 30 years of marriage.

Towanda man arrested for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) — A Towanda man was arrested for choking another person in Horseheads during the weekend, according to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office. Jesse Clawges-Griffith, 30, was arrested on June 26, 2022, for allegedly choking somebody after a domestic dispute in the Town of Horseheads. He was charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing […]
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Towanda Jr/Sr High School Changes Bookbag Policy for 2022-23 School Year

TOWANDA, P.A. (WENY) - The Towanda Jr/Sr High School has changed their bookbag policy for the upcoming school year. Students carrying traditional bookbags to school must place those bookbags in their locker during the school day, or they may ask their homeroom teacher to place them in the back of their classroom.

Lycoming College graduate commissioned in U.S. Army Reserves

Lycoming College 2022 graduate Erika Boyer of East Greenville, Pa., was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves and was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps at a commissioning ceremony in May. As an ROTC cadet, Boyer participated in weekly classes, physical training, monthly leadership labs, and a...

Bikes, Baseball and Fireworks!

There’s fun in Mansfield for the Fourth of July! Start early by decorating your bike, trike, scooter or wagon for the Gate House bike decorating contest. Contestants will be divided into two age groups, 2nd grade and younger and 3rd grade through rising 7th graders. Registration and judging will be at 10:00 in the Warren L Miller bus loop. There will be prizes and cash awards for the most patriotic, the most colorful and out of this world. Also awarded will be the Gate House Award to the judge’s favorite in each age group. The bikes will parade to the Gate House led by one of Mansfield’s beautiful and big fire trucks for the awards ceremony. The Gate House thanks all the volunteers helping with the contest, and Lowes for donating flags for everyone attending the event. Special thank you to ReMax, Mansfield Borough, A Scoop Back In Time, and the Victoria Theater for prizes for the bike contest.

“The Cadillac Cats” Are Bringing It To Blossburg

Playing Friday July 8th, The Cadillac Cats are a Williamsport-based five-piece band that has been playing an eclectic blend of blues-based music throughout north-central Pennsylvania since 2013. Their music is a high energy combination of rock, country with rhythm and blues at the forefront. Members of the band are founder...

Two central Pa. residents plead guilty, admit being in the Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

Two Lycoming County residents have been told they better have good reasons why they should avoid jail for their participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol. That is what District of Columbia Judge Reggie B. Walton told Mark A. Aungst, 47, of South Williamsport, and Tammy A. Bronsburg, 51, of Williamsport, on Monday when he set their sentencings for Sept. 27.

10-year-old on a 'Ninja Mission' to raise money for books

Williamsport, Pa. — For one 10-year-old Williamsport Area School District student, the summer reading assignment isn't as daunting as he thought it might be, thanks to his discovery of a book series that has inspired him to read, and do even more. McKay Campbell recently attended the Laurel Festival in Wellsboro with his Nonna, where he visited the stand of Kevin Coolidge, author of the Totally Ninja Raccoons book series and owner of From My Shelf Bookstore in Wellsboro. ...