BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 18, 2021

SHIKELLAMY BOYS BASKETBALL

It’s a disappointing end to an incredible season for the Shikellamy Boys Basketball, after more positive tests of COVID-19. According to a media outlet, Superintendent Dr. Jason Bendle made that announcement yesterday, after an additional four cases were reported within the program. Shikellamy beat Central Mountain last week to win its first district title since 1979. According to a tweet from PIAA yesterday Central Mountain will replace Shikellamy in the PIAA Class 5A bracket to play at Lower Dauphin Friday night in the quarterfinals.

COVID-19 NUMBERS TO DATE

Wednesday, the state Department of Health confirmed 3,004 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 973,721 since the pandemic began. Locally, Lycoming County 19 new today; Clinton County6 new today; Tioga 3 new today; Sullivan County  6 new today Northumberland County has 16, Union County has five new cases, Snyder County has three, Montour County has three.

CHILD ENDANGERMENT

State police in Milton say Kelli Edwards of Olyphant, PA is facing charges after reports that she was traveling with two children in the vehicle while having suicidal and homicidal thoughts. According to a media outlet, Edwards was traveling eastbound in Interstate 80 around 10:45 a.m. on March 4 when police observed her vehicle, took her into custody and took her for chemical testing, as she was reported to be under the influence. Charges have been filed in District Court.

ASSAULT IN BLOOMSBURG

Matthew David Dressler, 31, of Bloomsburg, and Ariel Lynn Long, 27, of Bloomsburg,  and Amy Fausnaught, 40, of Bloomsburg were  all charged with a third-degree felony for their alleged involved in an assault on 206 Glenn Ave Jan 10. Dressler and Long were released on $10,000 unsecured bail on March 12. Court records do not show any bail listed for Fausnaught.

FELONY ATTEMPT TO EVADE CHARGES IN HIGH SPEED CHASE

Joshua C. Leach, 45, of Smithville, Ohio, faces felony charges as he led police in Union County on a high-speed chase, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour as he fled into Clinton and Centre counties on Interstate 80. District Judge Lori R. Hackenberg set Leach’s bail at $100,000 monetary. He was remanded to Union County Jail. Formal arraignment in front of President Judge Michael T. Hudock is set for April 26.

POSSESSION OF WEAPON IN USP LEWISBURG

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has reported that Hugo Reynosa, age 25, an inmate at the (USP Lewisburg) was indicted March 16, 2021, by a federal grand jury for charges of possessing of a weapon in prison. Northcentralpa.com adds Reynosa is facing a maximum of five years of incarceration and a $250,000 fine.

MONTGOMERY SCHOOL DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH TRAINED

The mental health of children, even before COVID arrived, was an issue and the Montgomery School District has stepped forward with plans to help. Denise Liscum, secondary school counselor at the Montgomery Area School District, noted that more recently the district has started to provide school-based outpatient mental health counseling  and teachers with mental health first aid training and suicide prevention. Through a grant, the district was able to hire a full-time licensed professional counselor so that students have access to therapeutic intervention at an individual and group level.

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL PLANS TO PLAN IN MID-MAY

Little League International says mid-May is when it will make a final decision about this year’s Little League Baseball World Series, as well as regional and World Series tournaments across all divisions, this according to a zoom press conference with president and CEO Steve Keener Tuesday. Keener also reported, if the Little League World Series is in South Williamsport, Major League Baseball advised Little League “they will make every effort to play the MLB Classic Game at Bowman Field as previously scheduled.” The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels are scheduled to play in this year’s Little League Classic.

BILLTOWN BLUES FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 2021

The Billtown Blues Association (BBA) is excited to present the second year of the expanded three-day Billtown Blues Festival, planned for June 11, 12, and 13, 2021 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville. Seventeen bands are on board to deliver their individual styles and interpretations, covering the diverse palette of blues music.Tickets for the festival are available online through Brown Paper Tickets or by mail order. All festival information including tickets and camping information are available at billtownblues.org. The Billtown Blues Association recommends checking the website often for important updates.

STAY HEALTH, STAY SECURE TSA WILLIAMSPORT REGIONAL AIRPORT

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed new acrylic shields at the security checkpoint at Williamsport Regional Airport as part of the agency’s “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign designed to advise travelers of airport checkpoint modifications and procedures designed to contain the spread of COVID-19. These include social distancing, reduced physical contact between travelers and TSA officers during the screening process, use of personal protective equipment by TSA officers, and extra cleaning and disinfecting in the security checkpoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHL

CANUCKS OVER THE SENATORS 3-2, RANGERS SHUT OUT THE FLYERS 9-0, JETS BEAT THE CANADIENS 4-3, OILERS OVER THE FLAMES 7-3, GOLDEN KNIGHTS BEAT THE SHARKS 5-4 AND THE KINGS DEFEATED THE BLUES 4-1

MARCH MADNESS SCHEDULE

#16 TEXAS SOUTHERN VS #16 MOUNT ST MARY’S  AT 5;10PM

#11 DRAKE VS #11 WICHITA STATE 6:27 PM

#16 APPALACHIAN STATE VS #16 NORFOLK ST  8:40 PM

#11 UCLA VS #11 MICHIGAN STATE 9:57 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mental health of children, even before COVID arrived, was an issue and the Montgomery School District has stepped forward with plans to help. Denise Liscum, secondary school counselor at the Montgomery Area School District, noted that more recently the district has started to provide school-based outpatient mental health counseling  and teachers with mental health first aid training and suicide prevention. Through a grant, the district was able to hire a full-time licensed professional counselor so that students have access to therapeutic intervention at an individual and group level.

Little League International says mid-May is when it will make a final decision about this year’s Little League Baseball World Series, as well as regional and World Series tournaments across all divisions, this according to a zoom press conference with president and CEO Steve Keener Tuesday. Keener also reported, if the Little League World Series is in South Williamsport, Major League Baseball advised Little League “they will make every effort to play the MLB Classic Game at Bowman Field as previously scheduled.” The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels are scheduled to play in this year’s Little League Classic.

Joshua C. Leach, 45, of Smithville, Ohio, faces felony charges as he led police in Union County on a high-speed chase, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour as he fled into Clinton and Centre counties on Interstate 80. District Judge Lori R. Hackenberg set Leach’s bail at $100,000 monetary. He was remanded to Union County Jail. Formal arraignment in front of President Judge Michael T. Hudock is set for April 26.

 

 

The Billtown Blues Association (BBA) is excited to present the second year of the expanded three-day Billtown Blues Festival, planned for June 11, 12, and 13, 2021 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville. Seventeen bands are on board to deliver their individual styles and interpretations, covering the diverse palette of blues music.Tickets for the festival are available online through Brown Paper Tickets or by mail order. All festival information including tickets and camping information are available at billtownblues.org. The Billtown Blues Association recommends checking the website often for important updates.

 

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has reported that Hugo Reynosa, age 25, an inmate at the (USP Lewisburg) was indicted March 16, 2021, by a federal grand jury for charges of possessing of a weapon in prison. Northcentralpa.com adds Reynosa is facing a maximum of five years of incarceration and a $250,000 fine.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed new acrylic shields at the security checkpoint at Williamsport Regional Airport as part of the agency’s “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign designed to advise travelers of airport checkpoint modifications and procedures designed to contain the spread of COVID-19. These include social distancing, reduced physical contact between travelers and TSA officers during the screening process, use of personal protective equipment by TSA officers, and extra cleaning and disinfecting in the security checkpoint.

 

 

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