BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 6, 2021

VERIZON WIRELESS SERVICE OUTAGE 

It was a long night for Verizon Wireless customers in multiple Northcentral Pennsylvania counties, as many reported outages beginning around 9:30 p.m. According to northcentralpa.com, cities impacted include Williamsport, Berwick, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Scranton, Mount Carmel, Kulpmont and Danville. Verizon customers reported inabilities to make phone calls with dropped or disconnected calls and slow speed problems

WARRANT FOR HER  ARREST 

A Lock Haven woman is accused of creating a disturbance on a school bus. Woodward Township Police have an active warrant for a Jolene Renee Fisher, 37, was charged on March 26 by Officer Miles Houseknecht with multiple charges. According to northcentralpa.com, on March 19, Fisher allegedly forcefully entered a school bus, shoved an individual and interfered with the custody of a child.. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Jolene Fisher is asked to contact the Woodward Township Police.

NEW DEMOCRATIC BLACK CAUCUS

The Lycoming County Democratic Committee created a Democratic Black Caucus, which, according to northcentralpa.com, supports an effort to recognize loyalty, dedication, and contributions of the Black community to the Democratic Party. The newly formed group is busy organizing events to raise political awareness, build membership while providing citizens a venue to discuss issues by working closely with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. The Caucus’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. over ZOOM. For more information, contact jernaedrummond@yahoo.com or lscutching@families4kids.org.

2021 NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK AT THE BLOSSBURG MEMORIAL LIBRARY

The Blossburg Memorial Library will celebrate 2021’s National Library Week with the theme “Welcome to Your Library.” Stop in to say “hi” to staff as they welcome patrons back to the library and receive a free bookmark. According to northeastpa.com, visitors to the library may join a National Library Week raffle. Raffle entries apply to each visit without limits, and anyone is eligible. The Library is open Tuesdays from 12-6 p.m.; Wednesdays from 12-6 p.m.; Thursdays from 12-6 p.m.; and Fridays from 2-4 p.m.

FIRE ON LLOYD STREET IN WILLIAMSPORT

Flames quickly spread throughout the home, Unit 5, of 621 Lloyd Street around 9:30 am. Approximately a dozen residents, from other connected units, were able to get to safety.  According to the SUN Gazette, the cause of the fire remained under investigation, city fire Platoon Chief Sam Aungst said. However, two residents reported they were trying to carry a smoldering matteress, when it suddenly erupted in flames, before the two women could get it outside.The fire went to a second alarm, bringing additional city firefighters and volunteer firemen from Old Lycoming Township, South Williamsport and Montoursville to the scene. The local chapter of the American Red Cross was assisting the displaced families.  A total of six people were left homeless.

NEW MUSIC FACILITY FOR LYCOMING COLLEGE

It is a few steps from construction, the $5.5 million Lycoming College music facility is planned for the East Third Street Old City Redevelopment area.. Gary Knarr, City Zoning Administrator, noted no noticagle impediments to the construction plans, according to SUN Gazette. The music building represents the first significant capital investment in the music program in more than 75 years, college officials said. The college said the facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022.

DUBOISTOWN WEBSITE

.During a recent borough council meeting, DuBoistown Borough Manager Ann Baker announced the borough’s website will launch April 24. Residents, however, can visit the DuBoistown PA Borough Facebook page in the meantime. Both sites are set to update residents and visitors with current and upcoming events , projects and informative messages.The DuBoistown Borough Council will next meet in-person May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the borough’s municipal building.

COVID-19 NUMBERS THE AREA

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, update COVID-19 numbers, locally, Lycoming  34; Clinton 9; Tioga 2 ; Sullivan 0 and Northumberland  9.

BIRDING

The Tiadaghton Audubon Society has announced that guided,  in-person bird walks at Hill Creek State Park, 111 Spillway Road, Charleston Township,  may begin as soon as Saturday, April 17.  To get you ready, the Audubon Society is hosting the first in a series of 30-minute “Birding at Hills Creek Virtual Programs” on Friday, April 9 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and continue every other week. Register online to receive a Microsoft Teams link to the program. For best viewing, use a desktop computer or larger tablet.

UPTOWN MUSIC COLLECTIVE CONCERT

The Uptown Music Collective, superbly talented musicians between the ages of 12 and 18,  are returning to  the stage at the Community Arts Center with “Good Times Bad Times: The Music of Led Zepplin” on Friday, April 16 and Saturday April 17th. Tickets for the performance are $20 in advance and $25 on performance nights. Tickets for the Saturday night live stream are $15. Advance and streaming tickets are only available through the Community Arts Center (Box Office & Website). For details about the show visit uptownmusic.org .

Sports:

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Hughesville 10, Milton 5

Central Columbia 4,Loyalsock 0

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Loyalsock 11,Southern Columbia 1

BOYS TENNIS

Montoursville 5,Loyalsock 0

Selinsgrove 3,Central Mountain 2

College softball

Lycoming 5, Messiah 1

Messiah 12, Lycoming 6

 

 

 

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