BIKE STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP

A bicyclist was reportedly injured yesterday after being struck by a vehicle in Loyalsock Township.  The accident happened at Washington Boulevard and River Avenue around 5pm yesterday.  The bicyclist who was not named was treated for leg and arm injuries suffered in that accident.  It’s not reported whether or not they had to be transported to the hospital.  The driver of the vehicle has not been named and no other information is available concerning that Loyalsock Township incident.

CALLING THE GOVERNOR ON THE CARPET 

Republican legislative leaders are throwing the ball in Governor Tom Wolf’s court saying he has to come up with a state budget plan which lawmakers will support.   The governor last week vetoed a no tax increase $30.2 billion dollar budget he says does not do enough to fund education.  Wolf also wants to raise taxes and include a tax on the gas industry which Republicans are against. They say he is putting politics above government.  Republicans say they would have to get democratic votes in order to overturn Wolf’s veto of not only the budget plan but also the bill for privatization of the stat liquor monopoly.

SULLIVAN COUNTY BUSINESS BURGLARIZED 

State police in Sullivan County say they are investigating a burglary which occurred last month at a business in Lopez.  Police say between June 2nd and June the 18th, someone burglarized seve4ral different structures at the Lopez Winery taking brass key blanks, furnace motors, stainless steel as well as other metal items from the property.  They are asking anyone with information regarding the thefts to contact the State Police barracks at Laporte at 570-946-4610. 

POLICE LOOKING FOR MAN WHO RAN FROM THEM

A man ran from police in Sullivan County last week who they say is a fugitive.  Police say they made a stop on Route 87 in Dushore last Friday evening and identified the driver as Travis Belcher of Monroeton.  It was found that he is wanted on an arrest warrant from Athens Township police in Bradford County.  Belcher took off from police on foot disappearing, and they continue their search for the man.  Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding Belcher’s whereabouts to give them a call at the Laporte Barracks at 570-946-4610.

CLEAN-UP CONTINUES AT UNION COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDING

A little over a week after a burst water heater dumped about 2,000 gallons of water inside the Union County Government Center on 15th Street in Lewisburg, officials say they continue conducting business and cleaning up at the facility.  The water heater burst on June 27th ringing water inside about 12,000 square feet of the building, soaking the walls, carpets and equipment inside.  A contractor continues drying out the inside of the building and then work will begin on replacing walls and reconstructing parts of the buildings inside. Though they are still waiting for a complete damage estimate, it’s believed the water caused about $100,000 dollars in damage all together.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATS

Williamsport police have arrested a man who they say threatened his former girlfriend at her residence in the city last week.  Police say on Friday 58 year old Gregory Johnson called the woman threatening that he would kill here, then went to the residence on Sutton Avenue that he used to share with her, walking thorough the home.  He was picked up on Monday and charged with terroristic threats as well as criminal trespassing, arraigned and jailed in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 dollars bail.

ROAD WORK TO BEGIN IN MONTGOMERY

Road work begins in the borough of Montgomery tomorrow.  A contractor will be working in inlets, ADA compliant sidewalks and base repairs to begin with on Route 54 and 405 in Montgomery.  They will then mill and resurface the roadway.  Starting tomorrow, motorists can expect single lane closures during daylight hours with traffic controlled by flaggers.  Penn DOT reports that all the work is expected to be completed there by early September. 

MONTOURSVILLE COUNCIL DOES BUSINESS

Montoursville borough council took care of various business during their meeting last night.  Council approved a contract with Charles Construction for over $617,000 dollars for a paving project on various streets in Montoursville. In addition, they gave their approval for a grant request application, hoping to combine the money with other grants as they get set for a restoration project in Indian Park. They also approved the pursuit of money by Lycoming County which would help with flood mitigation in a section there hard hit by flooding a few years ago on the Loyalsock Creek.