BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 25, 2020

ONE PEDIATRIC INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME CASE REPORTED IN VALLEY FACILITY
Geisinger is seeing their first Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome case. According to the sun gazette, while the number of covid-19 cases on average are starting decrease, 12,000 people were tested across all Geisinger facilities where the first pediatric case was discovered.  IN a press conference Friday Dr Ryu, Geisinger CEO and president said of all the patients tested, they are continuing to see a downward trend, and they are closely monitoring the pediatric case in their Danville facility

LYCOMING STAYS IN YELLOW PHASE
It was determined Friday that Lycoming County will have to wait in the yellow phase a little longer.  Tioga, Clearfield, Cameron, Bradford, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan and Montour counties will be move from yellow to green on May 29th, allowing food establishments, personal care and indoor recreation to reopen at 50% capacity. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported yesterday 1,455 new cases of the virus with statewide total at 67,713. There were 140 new deaths in the commonwealth, making the total 5,124. Lycoming County has no new coronavirus cases or deaths reported.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN DIES IN NISBET CRASH
This Saturday an elderly women from Nisbet was found dead after a crash. According to the Sun Gazette, police say the woman, whose name was not released, was driving toward towards the Susquehanna Township park at 1:30 pm before swerving off the road into an embankment, hitting several mailboxes and colliding with a pine tree.  Deputy county coroner Jerold Ross says the woman was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma.

ONLINE MILITARY JOB FAIR WEDNESDAY
The non-profit organization, Disabled American Veterans and Recruit Military will host the Mid-Atlantic Virtual Career Fair for Veterans online this Wednesday from 11am to 3pm eastern for all members of the military past and present as well as all military spouses and dependents. This virtual career fair is looking for a demographic with military-trained skill-sets in Industries such as distribution, supply chain, logistics, e-commerce, data storage/broadband.  Find a link to information on registering HERE

FOOD BANK TO BENEFIT FROM BANK DONATION
The parent company of First National Bank, gave a $50,000 donation Friday in support of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’sCOVID-19 relief efforts across central Pennsylvania. The donation is part of the FNB Foundation’s $1 million financial commitment to supporting residents across central Pennsylvania through relief programs, financial assistance and volunteer activities. The Centre Foundation COVID-19 ACTION Fund is the other recipient of the donation.  According to a press release, the food bank has seen a 35 percent increase in food requests caused by the pandemic, and  is working to distribute more than two million pounds of food per day to those in need.

PUBLIC INVITED TO PLAY TAPS TODAY
A national news network is asking the public including veterans, musicians, teachers and students of all abilities to play taps today from their home porch, balcony or driveway today at 3pm in honor of our fallen veterans for Memorial Day. CBS News has provided sheet music for anyone who wants to participate today, preferably in Bflat.  It is available at HERE

 

 

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