Magisterial District Judge

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Magisterial district judges issues arrest and search warrants, and also emergency protection orders when the county courthouse is closed. They oversee arraignments, set bail, and hold criminal preliminary hearings.

Lycoming County Sheriff

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The sheriff's office is responsible for carrying out the orders of the Court to enforce Injunctions, serve warrants, the service of Out of County* Protection From Abuse Orders, Writs of Summons and Complaints, Subpoenas, and Writs of Attachment / Garnishments.

City Council

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Council members are tasked with representing the interests of their constituents. In addition to proposing, passing, and ratifying laws and ordinances, city councils manage budgets and investigate city agencies when necessary.

  • Three contested positions

School Board

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Pennsylvania school boards are required to: Adopt courses of study in consultation with the superintendent. Establish the length of the school term, adopt textbooks, and adopt the annual budget. Elect superintendents and hire necessary employees.


Pennsylvania constables have the right in Pennsylvania to arrest by warrant and to conduct warrantless arrests for felonies and breaches of the peace, including warrantless arrests for felony violations of the drug laws.

Judges of the Commonwealth Court

Cases heard by the Commonwealth Court are generally determined by what the case is about, and the identity of the parties to the lawsuit. This is a different way of determining the type of case heard by an appellate court than in other states, where the distinction is usually between civil matters and criminal matters.

Borough Mayor

The Borough code authorizes the mayor to preserve order, enforce ordinances and resolutions, remove nuisances, exact a faithful performance of the officers appointed, and perform such duties as assigned by law or ordinance. In preserving order, he or she directs the activities of the police department.

Tax Collector

Elected or appointed municipal collectors are typically responsible for collecting county, municipal, and school district property taxes.

Judge of the Superior Court

The Superior Court hears appeals in criminal and most civil cases from the Courts of Common Pleas and on matters involving children and families. Although different panels of three judges may sit to hear appeals, there is only one Superior Court

Township Supervisors

Townships of the second class are governed by a board of supervisors, elected at large by the electorate of the whole township for overlapping six-year terms. The number of supervisors can be increased to five by referendum. Townships of the first class, by contrast, have a board of commissioners.


The auditor examines the accounting records and accounting practices of the organization or agency under review to enable him to give an informed opinion on the balance sheet and the statement of revenues and expenditures prepared from the books and records.

Justice of the Supreme Court

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the state's court of last resort and has seven judgeships. The current chief of the court is Thomas Saylor. The court was established by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly in 1722 as a successor to the Provincial Court established in 1684. It is the oldest appellate court in the United States.

OCTOBER 18: Last day to register before the General Election. 

OCTOBER 26: Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot.


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How did COVID-19 positive people vote on election day?

By Anne Reiner | November 5, 2020

Processing ballots for a record-breaking presidential election in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy task, but Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. was on hand to help during the chaotic vote count Tuesday evening.  Individuals who tested positive for the virus within two weeks of the election were able to apply for…

Yaw, Wheeland, Hamm take local seats, voter turnout is high

By On the PULSE | November 3, 2020

Unofficial results are in and Lycoming County has turned out red across the board. With unofficial results tallied, local legislators Sen. Gene Yaw and Rep. Jeff Wheeland, have retained their seats. Newcomer Joe Hamm clinched over 78% of the vote to replace Rep. Garth Everett, who will retire at the end of the year.  Nearly…

Over 11,000 absentee ballots already cast in Lycoming County

By Anne Reiner | October 31, 2020

It’s the weekend before the General Election and already more than 11,000 people in Lycoming County have voted, according to voter services.  More ballots are expected over the weekend, according to Forrest Lehman, director of voter services for the county. He added that 15,000 ballot applications were received.  Absentee and write-in ballots are able to…

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