BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 13, 2021

TRAFFIC COMPLICATIONS ON THE GOLDEN STRIP

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has seen enough of the traffic tie ups on the Golden Strip near Dunkin Donuts 1900 E Third Street in Williamsport. The Department is now requiring the owner to take immediate corrective action. Bill Burdett, Loyalsock Township Manager, advised the redesign of the drive through is imperative. However, according to a online media outlet, PennDot stressed the responsibility falls on the owner to provide solutions for the Department to review.

JERSEY SHORE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET

With the 2021-22 Jersey Shore Area School District budget is on display for public viewing, it’s details can still change, according to Dr Brian Ulmer, the District Superintendent. There are 30 days of public viewing before it goes for final approval. Before any changes, the district is not suggesting a tax increase for borough residents. Historically, the board votes on the budget at the second meeting in May. The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 24.

WATSONTOWN POLICE LOOKING FOR COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY

The Watsontown Police are investigating the report of counterfeit currency attempting to be used at the CVS in Watsontown. A suspect dressed in all black entered into the CVS on May 7th, 2021 and attempted to purchase approximately $800 worth of merchandise. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Watsontown Police at 570-538-2773.

CHILD ENDANGERMENT 

After a 2-year-old consumed THC infused candy, she was rushed to the Geisinger Medical Center by ambulance and the  mother was charged with child endangerment. Cassie N. Beers, of New Columbia, faces misdemeanor charges by the Pennsylvania State Police in Milton at the office of District Judge Jeffrey C. Mensch. Pennsylvania State Police at Milton reported the child ingested a “home-made THC infused Nerd’s rope.” According to an online media outlet, Beers’ case was waived for court. She will appear at Union County Court of Common Pleas for formal arraignment on July 26.

SPLASH COVE NOT OPENING THIS YEAR

In a press release, Mayor Derek Slaughter announced that Splash Cove Pool in Memorial Park will not be opening for the 2021 season. The City’s Public Works Department, those responsible for pool maintenance and improvements to the pool, are working tirelessly to maintain Splash Cove. However, in addition to the general upkeep, there are still more repairs to be addressed and completed including an ongoing leak that is costing City taxpayers a considerable amount of money  in water and chemicals. The hope is for Splash Cove Pool to reopen for 2022.

2021 GRAND SLAM PARADE NOT BEING HELD THIS YEAR

The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau will not be conducting the 2021 Grand Slam Parade this August.  Although a rich piece of history, Little League Baseball is keeping the Little League players at the complex and it was determined that this year’s parade would not be viable without their participation. Jason Fink, President and CEO of the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau explains why it is so important. We look forward to 2022 helping to welcome all 20 teams from throughout the world to enjoy the 75th Little League World Series.

WILLIAMSPORT REGIONAL AIRPORT TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDING FOR HANGAR PROJECT 

In a press release from State Senator Gene Yaw, the Williamsport Regional Airport is set to receive more than $1 Million in State Funding for a new hangar complex. Richard Howell, Executive Director explains. The grants are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Assistance Program, which is dedicated to improving the state’s aviation infrastructure.

HOUSE BILL 765

State representative Joe Hamm spear headed the House Bill 765 and it will affect the 9/11 ride, your local parade and even the Fireworks in Williamsport for the 4th of July.  The bill now goes to the Pennsylvania Senate for approval before going to Governor Wolf.

VACCINES FOR AGES 12 AND OVER

Following recent approvals to expand use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, Geisinger which has already administered 285,000 COVID-19 vaccines, is now offering vaccine appointments to anyone ages 12 and over. Appointments can now be scheduled for anyone age 12 and over at one of Geisinger’s four community vaccine centers. The centers are at the Geisinger Health Plan Building near Danville, Centerpoint in Jenkins Township, Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital and Lewistown.

UPDATED COVID-19 DASHBOARD FOR TODAY

The Pennsylvania dept of health has released updated COVID dashboard for our area. Locally Lycoming 22, Clinton 3, Montour 2, Northumberland 13, and center county 13 cases.

65 FORWARD HEALTH CENTER IN MILTON

Achieving better health with easier access to care is now available for those 65 and older in Milton area as Geisinger opens its latest 65 Forward Health Center. Featuring more time with the doctor, same day appointments and an entire care team dedicated to your health and well-being, Forward 65 makes it easier than ever for members to live their healthiest lives. Now open at 5170 State Route 405 in the South Gate Plaza just south of Milton, the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center is a $3 million investment of a redesigned space bringing together all of the health care services those 65 and over frequently need.

High school softball

Bellefonte shut out Central Mountain 6-0

South Williamsport over Millville 5-2

Juniata over Muncy 5-3

 

High School Baseball

Jersey Shore shut out Lewisburg 4-0

St. John Neumann over Northwest 8-2

 

Boys track and field

Bloomsburg over Loyalsock 73-69

Shikellamy over Central Mountain 131-19

 

Girls track and field

Bloomsburg over Loyalsock 97-49

Shikellamy over Central Mountain 76-73

 

Montoursville Little League

Dixon AC&R over Blaise Alexander 13-2

 

 

 

 

 

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