BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 26, 2020

The Secretary of the Department of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine said in a press conference Friday that they have been in specific consultation and guidance with the staff at ManorCare-Jersey Shore after it has been a hotspot for the coronavirus in the county. According to the Sun Gazette, administrators from HCR ManorCare said there are now 51 patients who have tested positive and 17 patients have passed away.  They also say that staffing levels are good and they have added new mandatory protective equipment.  Levine said if necessary the National Guard can be called to Jersey Shore to help.

No injuries were reported at Williamsport Wire Rope Monday, after a 30-gallon lube-oil tank caught fire within the building.  According to the Sun Gazette, city firefighters arrived at the Maynard Street facility about 4:30pm yesterday and said they extinguished a fire that was contained to a two-foot high tank.  The incident, which left the structure filled with smoke, is under investigation.

Governor Tom Wolf announced guidelines for summer camps and recreation and child care.  Certain part-day programs are permitted to operate without a waiver in counties in the yellow and green phases of the Governor’s phased-in reopening plan provided they follow state and federal guidelines. Summer programs operating in counties in the yellow or green phase must develop a written health and safety plan that follows CDC guidance and post the plan on the summer program’s publicly available website prior to providing services to children. All staff should wear cloth face coverings during child care and summer program operations

The non-profit organization, Disabled American Veterans and Recruit Military will host the Mid-Atlantic Virtual Career Fair for Veterans online tomorrow 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 like distribution, supply chain, logistics, e-commerce, data storage/broadband.  Find a link to information on registering at WILQ.com in the news section

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced yesterday that there are 473 new cases of the coronavirus with a total cases reported at 68,186.  Deaths in the state have gone up by 15 making the total in Pennsylvania 5, 139. There were two new cases of COVID-19 in Lycoming County for a total of 160.

A lawnmower accident may have claimed a life in Lycoming County yesterday.  According to the Sun Gazette, State Police were called late Monday afternoon to a scene where someone was reportedly trapped under a lawnmower off of Route 44 in Watson Township. At about 5:15, heavy rescue equipment was dispatched from the borough, but soon after, scanner reports called in the Lycoming County Coroner.  The paper says a deceased person was extricated from under the mower about 7:15 Monday evening.

According to PennDot a resurfacing project North Montour Street and Loyalsock Avenue will be starting today in Montoursville. There will be single lane conditions with flagging on North Montour Street from Broad Street in Montoursville to North Loyalsock Avenue in Fairfield Township in the daytime.  And work on North Loyalsock Avenue to the Interstate 180 overpass in Fairfield Township will take place at night, 8pm to 8am.  There will be milling and resurfacing of the existing roadway for 1.14-miles.

There will be an informational event next month in Williamsport for job vacancies within the US Postal Service.  Those interested in finding out more about careers with the Postal Service should go to the facility at 2901 Reach Road on June 3rd between 10 and 2 for information about completing applications and what positions are available.  Jobs are routinely available for city and rural carrier associates, tractor-trailer operators, mail handlers, maintenance workers and clerks. Applicants for all positions must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident alien, a citizen of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United States.

Sports
NCAA Basketball
Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball coach Patrick Ewing is recovering at home after a weekend stay at the hospital with the coronavirus, On Monday, Patrick Ewing Jr. tweeted that his father’s coronavirus symptoms are being watched and that he is “now home and getting better.”
GOLF
Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning hung on to defeat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, 1 up, to win “The Match: Champions for Charity”  The match raised $20 million to benefit COVID-19 charities.
NASCAR
After six hours on Sunday that included a rain delay and overtime, Brad Keselowski won the Coca-Cola 600 for the first time in his career. Chase Elliot ultimately came in second after Jimmy Johnson was disqualified after his Cheverolet failed-post race inspection
TENNIS
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has set the record for the highest paid female athlete. She has collected $37.4 million in endorsements in the past year – more than any female ever in 12 months. Osaka replaces Serena Williams and ranks 29th in the world’s highest paid athletes.
NHL
The NHL will move to Phase 2 of the return-to-play plan and will allow players to train in small groups at team facilities. The league is targeting early June for the start of this phase. Phase 1 involved self-quarantine for players and staff since March 12th.
UFC
Bareknuckle Fighting Championship offered Mike Tyson more than $20 million to come out of retirement and compete. The company made an offer to 53-year-old Tyson earlier this month, with no word yet, but they say they will now attempt to include more money and more charitable donations to entice him to compete in the bareknuckle fight.
NBA
The NBA is in talks with Walt Disney to conduct a single-site scenario to resume their season in central Florida in late July. All games could be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on the Disney property near Orlando. The conversations are still exploratory, according to NBA spokesman Mike Bass.

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