POSSIBLE ABDUCTION ATTEMPT

Police in Danville are investigating what they are terming a possible attempted abduction there which occurred on Friday of last week. Police were called out to Montour Street around 3:30 on Friday afternoon for the incident.  It’s not believed that anyone was missing, but there was a large police presence there.  Police were reportedly looking for a vehicle of which they did not describe.  No other information is currently available. The investigation continues and more information will be released as it becomes available.

ONE FLOWN TO HOSPITAL

One person was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, two others taken to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment following a crash in Limestone Township, Lycoming County yesterday.  The crash occurred around 4:30 in the 1600 block of Middle Road and reported involved one vehicle.  One person was ejected and was transported to the nearby nursing home at the former elementary school there where a medical helicopter landed and then transported them to the hospital.  Their name and condition has not been released. Neither has the other two who were injured. The crash investigation continues. 

DUKE STREET RECONSTRCTION UPDATE

Work continues on the Duke Street Reconstruction project in Northumberland with plenty of traffic impacts there.  Overhead untilty work is taking place on Duke Street, Front Street and Water Street a swell as gas line relocation on front Street.  Traffic is being controlled by flaggers or lane shifts and more delays are expected this week.  Duke Street is open to car traffic only, a truck detour remains in place for all trucks over 36 feet in length.  Those not making local deliveries are being tickets by local police. 

GRANT FOR LOCAL YOUTH TASK FORCE

The Lycoming County Youth Development Task Force will benefit from a grant from the State Attorney General’s office. The Task Force, made up of students from the county’s 8 school districts as well as the St. John Neumann Regional Academy was formed to spread positive messages to other students in the  county at at time when many youth are facing poor mental health. The $16,650 dollar grant comes form the Office of Attorney General’s Community Prevention Grant Program and will be used for merchandise to help the Task Force spread their message. 

WOMAN FOUND GUILTY OF EMBEZZLEMENT

A former assistant branch manager of an area bank was found guilty on Friday in U.S Middle District Court in Williamsport of embezzling more than $50,000 dollars from a former friend who had entrusted her with his money.  39 year old Jolene Edwards has been accused of defrauding Anthony Arduini out of his certificate of deposit of better than $52,000 dollars back in 2012 while she worked for the Jersey Shore State Bank Branch in Jersey Shore.    Following 4 ½ hours of jury deliberations on Friday she was found guilty of charges of embezzlement by a bank employee and charges on interstate transportation of stolen property.

CRASH ON SATURDAY CRITICALLY INJURES WOMAN

A woman was taken to Geisinger Medical Center with critical injuries following a crash on Clinton Township late Saturday morning. The crash occurred at the intersection of Routes 15 and 54 as a truck driven by an Ontario Canada woman went out of control possibly due to failing brakes and smashed into a vehicle driven by a woman reportedly from the Montgomery area, then went onto the property of A-1 Wheels and Deals damaging two vehicles there.  The woman inside the car reportedly suffered cardiac arrest and was taken to Geisinger.  Her identify has not been released. The truck driver was treated at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center. The intersection was shut down for several hours following that crash.

DORIN HONORED

Recently retired Montoursville Mayor John Dorin was honored yesterday for his 40 years of service to the borough. At a celebration held in Montoursville at the Our Lady of Lourdes church, officials from across the area and the state gathered to honor Dorin for his many accomplishments guiding the borough through both good and bad times over the years.  Citations came from Montoursville’s new mayor Steve Bagwell, as well as the state house, the state senate and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey.  Just last week, the borough’s municipal building was officially renamed the John Dorin municipal building.

SEARCH IN RIVER

A man reportedly went into the Susquehanna River in the Renovo Area on Friday  touching off a search.   According to the Lock Haven Express, it’s believed the man jumped off the river bridge between Renovo and South Renovo and was swept into fast moving water there.  Emergency personnel and other swere searching the river into the weekend. No word on if a body has been found and no other information has been released. 

CSVT UPDATE

The daylight lane restrictions on Route 15 in the Winfield Area will continue this week as weather permits for work on the bridge abutment there as part of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway work. In addition, blasting will continue with intermittent stoppages in both directions on Route 15.  Work on the river bridge on the project has progressed to the point where steel girders have been delivered and are scheduled to be set in place next week.