BACKYARD BROADCASTING May 3, 2021

PORCH FIRES

Three porch fires kept area fire personnel busy on Saturday. The first was around 11 a.m. on 3847 Wallis Run Rd. in Gamble Township remains under investigation. Careless discarding of smoking materials caused a fire at the rear of 225 Washington Blvd, during the afternoon. The third fire was in a planter at 2010 Mosser Ave. at 10:10 p.m. and careless discarding of smoking materials the cause.  According to SUN Gazette, while all fires caused minimal damage and were out quickly, city fire officials urge a metal can with water for disposing of cigarettes.

TEDxWILLIAMSPORT

Returning this fall on October 16th is TEDxWilliamsport. Ten speakers who have ideas worth sharing around the theme of “InterconnecTED were chosen.” According to a media outlet, October’s speakers include: Sandra Lane, Lisa Longo, Mallori DeSalle, Adriana Richard,  Jennifer Demchak,Star Poole, John Shableski, Shaheem Hill, Dan Brauning, and Dr. Howard Woodruff. Tickets will go on sale in September. More information is available on the TEDxWilliamsport web page.

DEADLINE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION 

Today is the deadline to sign up for Pennsylvania residents wishing to vote in the May 18 municipal primary election. Clinton County Government on Saturday posted a reminder on social media: The Clinton County Board of Elections encourages all eligible Clinton County voters to make sure they are registered and that the information is up to date. Voters can choose the online voter registration system  or obtain a copy of the voter registration form at the Clinton County Piper Building located at 2 Piper Way in Lock Haven.

FELONY CHARGES FOR FIREARMS CRIME

After allegedly stealing a pickup truck near Elimsport and driving it to 2394 Old Lairdsville Rd in Moreland Township, Lucas Drick, Allenwood, fired a shotgun round into the widow of an occupied residence on Wednesday afternoon. According to Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Logan Webb, Drick was charged with multiple felonies, arraigned before the Honorable Judge Jerry Lepley and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

MONTOURSVILLE AREA SCHOOL BOARD 

The 2021-22 budget was released for the Montoursville Area School District and is projected to have no increase in real estate taxes for borough homeowners, according to an online media outlet.  Although no tax increase is expected,  there has been an increase in the revenue from real estate taxes of $26,580 can be attributed to tax assessment changes.

EAST LYCOMING SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET

The East Lycoming School Board approved next year’s proposed district budget that includes a 0.58 tax millage increase. The next board meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11.

PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION LEAK

According to the Pennsylvania Dept of Health, private information of over 70,000 Pennsylvanians may have been exposed by a data security breach at an Atlanta-based company. The company was contracted to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing in Pennsylvania but the Associated Press reported the company’s employee’s apparently shared confidential information via unauthorized Google accounts, Some of the leaked information included Pennsylvanians’ phone numbers, emails, genders, sexual orientations and COVID-19 diagnoses.

GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

United Plate Glass,  Sunbury was named 2021 Green Business of the Year by the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. According to the Daily Item,  company President  Nate Lawrence, who co-owns the business at 4762 State Route 890 with Dave Zartman, says the company recycles 30,000 pounds of glass a year and 200 pounds of aluminum a week. The Green Business Award is made from the top of a recycled steel drum container and was presented on April 27. The previous winner of the Green Business of the Year Award was Bear Rental, Northumberland (2020).

BUSINESS IN LEWISBURG CLOSING

The Purple Platypus in Lewisburg will close on May 29, according to a post on the store’s Facebook page and a sign on the door. Tabitha Geise, a second-generation owner of Purple Platypus at 335 Market St., said in the post on social media that the demands of running the shop have become too much and she wants to focus on her family. Geise was unable to be reached for additional comment. The store was opened by Geise’s mother-in-law Jody Geise from 1988 to 2015. Tabitha Geise took over ownership in 2011.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

On March 5, 2020, police received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that child pornography was uploaded by a Microsoft OneDrive user on Dec. 22, 2019. With that, Timothy Wayne Chrisenberry was charged on April 15 with 49 felony counts of sexual abuse of children (possession of child pornography) and one felony count of criminal use of a communication facility. According to Northcentralpa.com,  Chrisenberry is incarcerated at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $150,000 monetary bail.

UPDATED INFORMATION ON DRUG CHARGES IN LOCK HAVEN

Authorities yesterday released details on two arrests following an early Wednesday morning search of a Lock Haven apartment. The officers and agents from the Region 4 East Drug Task Force, entered the residence using a narcotics search warrant at 5 Corning St. 3rd Floor Apt. Lock Haven. According to a media outlet, two individuals were located inside the residence, Janet Evans and Jason Young were charged with multiple violations and arraigned by District Judge Frank Mills with bail on Young at $20,000 monetary and $10,000 unsecured on Evans. Both will make their first court appearance on Tuesday, May 4 in Clinton County Central Court.

 

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