10 years of inmate deaths at the Lycoming County prison

By Anne Reiner | October 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

A recent suicide at the Lycoming County Prison brings the total deaths in the prison to three in 2022. Since 2012, eight inmates have died in the county jail, according to the Lycoming County coroner.  Of the eight inmate deaths, four were natural, two were suicides, one was accidental and one, which occurred on Sept.…

World War II veteran to lead free concert at the CAC

By Joseph W. Smith III | September 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

The brutal battle of the Ardennes Forest took place more than 80 years ago during World War II. There aren’t many men still alive who fought and served during those freezing weeks late in 1944. But one of them will conduct a concert at the Community Arts Center on Oct. 9. Still active at the…

Jeptha Hughes: The man who put the Hughes in Hughesville 

By Don Everett Smith Jr. | September 19, 2022 | 1 Comment

HUGHESVILLE – In the southeastern position of Lycoming County is the borough of Hughesville, which was incorporated in 1852. However, the borough’s history goes decades before that with the purchase of the land in 1816 from a farmer named John Heap. He sold the property to Jeptha Hughes. “(Jeptha Hughes) soon…laid out a town. It…

Mayor: Juvenile crime a community issue, gang violence concerning but rare

By Anne Reiner | September 9, 2022 | 1 Comment

Recent juvenile gang violence, while concerning, is an abnormality in Williamsport, according to city Mayor Derek Slaughter, adding that it is spearheaded by a small number of youths in the community. “I think that was an anomaly,” Slaughter said. “It ebbs and flows. And then we had those (shootings) that week or so in a…

Local scuba-diver finds a piece of railroad history in Loyalsock Creek 

By Joseph W. Smith III | September 2, 2022

When a fallen steam locomotive was pulled from the waters of Loyalsock Creek in 1906, photos of the wreck showed the engine missing its smokestack; but no one ever noticed this. Not until John Smithkors found that smokestack lying in the creek more than 100 years later. It was July 2013, and Smithkors had decided…

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Physician: Early detection key to breast cancer battle

By On the PULSE | October 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Changes in the breast, such as lumps or masses, typically trigger cancer concerns. But did you know most early breast cancers cause no symptoms? Breast cancer can present in different ways including a breast lump, changes in the nipple or skin, and bloody nipple discharge. Being aware of your breasts makes you an active participant…

Specialist: Understanding ankle injuries – strains, sprains, and breaks 

By On the PULSE | September 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Though a very common injury for athletes, ankle injuries can happen to anyone at any time. Hiking down your favorite local trail, walking down the stairs with a loaded laundry basket, or mowing the grass in the back yard and stepping into that ditch you’ve been meaning to fill in – it can happen to…

Physicians: Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

By On the PULSE | September 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

As you grow older, you may find that your knees are starting to hurt. While joint pain is not uncommon, it can begin to interfere with one’s quality of life if the knee pain continues to progress. If left untreated, it may result in the need for a knee replacement surgery. Having any type of…

Therapist: Help is always available

By On the PULSE | September 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and its purpose is to provide awareness and information about a subject that is often considered to be taboo. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with almost 46,000 in 2020. This equates to approximately one…

Physician: Back-to-school health advice for parents

By On the PULSE | September 6, 2022

School is back in session across the north central region of Pennsylvania. While there is plenty of excitement to go around for both children and parents, it may be a difficult transition for your family. To help with this period of change, it is important to prioritize your children’s health as well as your own.…

Physician: Understanding complex concussion injuries in sports

By On the PULSE | August 31, 2022

In recent years, concussions have been at the forefront of sports medicine, and for good reason. A complex injury that is difficult to diagnose, concussions can seem devastating to a young athlete’s career, but they are treatable if you know the signs and symptoms. Concussions do not always involve being “knocked out” or a loss…

Four common ways to hear your baby’s heartbeat at home

By On the PULSE | August 26, 2022

For many expecting mothers, hearing their baby’s heartbeat provides an outstanding level of peace and comfort. Because much of what we perceive in this world is tangible, the inability to see the growing baby in the womb can stir up a lot of anxiety. If you’re looking for ways to hear the heartbeat at home,…

Expert: Important health screening milestones for women

By On the PULSE | August 23, 2022

It’s never too late to begin building a strong foundation to protect your health now and in the future. Each section below provides suggestions of what to expect throughout the years of female health care. It’s important to note that personal factors may help determine the timing of each test or screening to meet your…

Expert: Types of headaches and how to treat them

By On the PULSE | August 20, 2022

If you have experienced a headache or migraine, you know how debilitating they can be. As of 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 3% of all annual emergency department visits in the United States are due to complaints of headaches. While most headaches are not the result of a serious…

Security Features to Install on French Doors

By On the PULSE | August 15, 2022

Enhancing an entryway beautifies a space and adds protection to the most vulnerable door types, such as French doors. Without the correct modifications, French doors are vulnerable to break-ins. Diminish the possibility of intruders by installing security features on your French doors. Try a Three-Point Locking System A locking system is the best thing to…

Physician: Early detection key to breast cancer battle

By On the PULSE | October 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Changes in the breast, such as lumps or masses, typically trigger cancer concerns. But did you know most early breast cancers cause no symptoms? Breast cancer can present in different ways including a breast lump, changes in the nipple or skin, and bloody nipple discharge. Being aware of your breasts makes you an active participant…

Specialist: Understanding ankle injuries – strains, sprains, and breaks 

By On the PULSE | September 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Though a very common injury for athletes, ankle injuries can happen to anyone at any time. Hiking down your favorite local trail, walking down the stairs with a loaded laundry basket, or mowing the grass in the back yard and stepping into that ditch you’ve been meaning to fill in – it can happen to…

Physicians: Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

By On the PULSE | September 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

As you grow older, you may find that your knees are starting to hurt. While joint pain is not uncommon, it can begin to interfere with one’s quality of life if the knee pain continues to progress. If left untreated, it may result in the need for a knee replacement surgery. Having any type of…

The Basics of Conservation Fishing: What You Should Know

By On the PULSE | September 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

What is conservation fishing, and why does it matter?  Simply put, it’s the practice of fishing while keeping an eye on the environment and preserving the local fish population. If people overfish a lake or river, fish populations suffer and the environment is thrown off balance. Here’s what you should know about the basics of…

4 Helpful Tips to Transition into Van Life

By On the PULSE | September 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you convert your van into a camper, a new lifestyle is waiting for you. Many aspects of van life will require adjustments in your current lifestyle. It will take time to find comfort in your mobile home. These tips will help you better understand van life and give you an easier time transitioning to…

Safety Precautions to Take When Using a Rollator

By On the PULSE | September 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

A rollator offers many benefits for those who use one. However, to safely use one, you must understand several safety precautions beforehand. Otherwise, it may slip out of your hands when you need it the most or not carry your weight when you lean on it. Here’s what you should know about how to use…

Five lesser-known Tom Hanks films you won’t want to miss

By Joseph W. Smith III | November 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Five lesser-known Tom Hanks films you won’t want to miss

The entertaining new post-apocalyptic movie “Finch”—starring Tom Hanks—is currently available only on Apple TV. For PULSE readers who don’t have that service, here are five other lesser-known Hanks films to keep an eye out for: NOTHING IN COMMON (1986) Writer-director Garry Marshall had extraordinary success on TV—as creative force behind “The Odd Couple,” “Mork &…

A fistful of neo-westerns: Top 10 must-see films

By On the PULSE | October 20, 2021 | Comments Off on A fistful of neo-westerns: Top 10 must-see films

Despite such masterworks as “Gran Torino,” “Richard Jewell” and “Changeling,” Clint Eastwood is still perhaps best known for the Westerns he either starred in or directed (or both). Eastwood’s latest, “Cry Macho,” is a “neo-Western”—that is, one that has common themes and tropes from the genre but is set in modern times. In honor of…

A Tribute to “Twelfth Night … and Studio 570”

By Joseph W. Smith III | September 15, 2021 | Comments Off on A Tribute to “Twelfth Night … and Studio 570”

 “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” This famous quote from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” is nicely borne out by many available versions of the Bard’s beloved late-career comedy. To some degree, these diverse productions are all “born great,” because Shakespeare’s original multi-strand story is so rich, so funny and…