FELONY SEXUAL ASSAULT
He faces 20 counts of statutory sexual assault and attempted rape of a child, which lasted over a five-year-period in Union County. Timothy Troxell, 42, according to northcentralpa.com, allegedly assaulted the child at three different residences in Mifflinburg Borough as well as at a Best Western Inn in King of Prussia between Nov 2015 and Nov 2020. Troxell was arraigned at Mensch’s office and bail was set at $100,000 unsecured and $50,000 unsecured for Montgomery County. A preliminary hearing for both cases for Troxell is set for 3 p.m. May 11 at Mensch’s office.
WARRANT FOR FELONY THEFT CHARGES
Picked up by South Williamsport Police on a felony warrant, Allison Rae Sechrist, 24, is accused by Woodward Township Police of taking money from a relative’s bank account, without their knowledge, by stealing account information. According to northcentralpa.com, Sechrist was charged on March 26 with multiple felonies and arraigned on March 30 by Clinton County Magisterial District Judge John W. Maggs. She posted bail and her preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 27.
CURRENT COVID-19 LOCAL NUMBERS
The PA Dept. of Health reports COVID-19 numbers, locally Lycoming: 43, Montour: 5, Northumberland: 10, Snyder: 10, Union: 22,Centre: 52, Clinton: 8 new COVID cases reported.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT UPMC WILLIAMSPORT FEATURING CONGRESSMAN FRED KELLER
It was called a roundtable discussion,yesterday at UPMC Williamsport, as Congressman Fred Keller sat down with leaders at UPMC and discussed the a variety of current issues including COVID-19. According the Medical Director of Infectious Disease at UPMC, “There has been a lull in new cases, but over the last two weeks we’ve seen a small spike.” Also, according to northcentralpa.com, behavioral changes, incl hand washing, social distancing and masks have reduced occurrences of flu, common cold and RSV cases.
UTILITY PAYMENTS APPROVED BY BOROUGH COUNCIL
It’s considered a second chance to avoid utility shutoffs from the Borough of Montoursville. According to SUN Gazette, a large amount of bills have been in arrears since COVID-19 began over a year ago. But now, the Montoursville Borough Council has voted, 3-2, to allow customers to pay their overdue water bills in three installments. It was noted that customers in arrears will not face late penalty fees on their past due bills.The next council meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, May 3.
INSTRUCTIONAL MODIFICATIONS FOR COVID-19 IN THE CLASSROOM
The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education yesterday announced modifications to their instructional model recommendations for Pre-K to 12. K-12 public schools in counties with a moderate level of community transmission of COVID-19 now consider returning students to full in-person instruction in addition to blended/hybrid learning model. Counties with a substantial level of community transmission should consider blended/hybrid learning in addition to remote learning for K-12 student. Currently 17 counties in the moderate level of transmission, and 45 counties were in the substantial level of community transmission:
Moderate –, Snyder, , Tioga, Union,
Substantial –Centre, Clinton, Columbia, , Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland
LHU JOBS IN QUESTION HAVE REPRIEVE
It appears Lock Haven University has achieved a significant victory. According to Shawn O’Dell, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the jobs that were critical to being lost to outsourcing have been saved. These jobs include custodians, groundskeeper, secretaries, etc.
According to northcentralpa.com, when it came down to it, the savings as a whole were not significant enough for LHU to outsource. As of right now, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) is still risking the cut of 30% of faculty jobs that will see loss of 67 members at LHU.
High School Softball
Bucktail defeated Sugar Valley 16-1 , Montoursville shut out Hughesville 11-0, Muncy shut out Neuman 15-0, Coudersport over Galeton 19-12, Loyalsock over Bloomsburg 12-1,
High School Baseball
Jersey Shore over Danville 7-4, Wellsboro defeated Troy 25-3, Montgomery over Bucktail 19-3
Montoursville shut out Milton 5-0, Jersey Shore over Danville 4-1, Bloomsburg over Loyalsock 3-2, Central Mountain shut out Shikellamy 5-0, Central Columbia over Muncy 4-1, Williamsport shut out Mifflinburg 5-0