BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 19, 2021

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Using a sharp instrument, a Cogan Station woman caused upwards of $7,000 damage to vehicles parked in the Tivoli Tavern parking lot in Shrewsbury Township, according to State Police. In an affidavit, on May 6 around 9:30 pm, Kristina Notar, left the tavern and damaged vehicles before leaving the lot. Notar, arraigned before District Judge Christian Frey on a felony charge of criminal mischief and a misdemeanor charge of trespass by vehicle, was released on $10,000 bail.

PRIMARY NEWS: CITY COUNCIL

With all 81 precincts reporting for Lycoming County, the city council  Democrats, Councilwoman Liz Miele, followed by Councilman David Banks and  Jeana Longo.  Only three move on to the general election. Of the Republican nominees, Eric Beiter edged Council President Randall J. Allison , according to the SUN Gazette.

FIRE INVESTIGATION

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a  20 x 20 shed at 2456 Route 973 West in Hepburn Township to erupt into flames around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Beside Hepburn Township, Trout Run firemen also responded.

PRIMARY NEWS: SHERIFF AND DISTRICT JUDGE

Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk, who served as county sheriff for 12 years,  appeared to easily capture the Republican nomination for his office, according to unofficial results of Tuesday’s primary election, according to the SUN Gazette. While,  Denise Dieter, a local attorney, seemed to outdistance her opponent for the Republican nomination for District Judge. The 29th Judicial District includes all of Jersey Shore and several surrounding townships and the position becomes vacant with the retirement of District Judge Jerry Lepley.

PRIMARY NEWS: MONTOURSVILLE AND MUNCY

The 2021 Primary Election touched every corner of Lycoming County last night as returns in municipal government set up November’s races, according to the SUN Gazette. In Montoursville, Steve Bagwell secured his position for mayor with 686 votes. Three seats for Muncy Borough Council are in play come November. Bill Scott grabbed 300 votes, or 31.12 percent, a significant portion of the primary votes, placing him ahead of Jason E. Mausteller, and Steven M. Shank.

PRIMARY NEWS: JERSEY SHORE BOROUGH COUNCIL

The 2021 Primary Election touched every corner of Lycoming County last night as returns began the set up  to November’s races, according to the SUN Gazette. Jersey Shore Borough Council — Third Ward The candidates vying for a chance to hold the Third Ward’s seat on Jersey Shore Borough Council were neck-and-neck. Kimberly Scott led for the Democratic nomination with 29 votes, or 55 percent of the votes. Incumbent Kenneth J. Scheesley racked up 119 unofficial votes for the Republican nomination to hold onto the Third Ward’s seat in the district.

PRIMARY NEWS: WILLIAMSPORT AREA SCHOOL BOARD

The following candidates for the Williamsport Area School Board have been nominated to appear on the ballot in November. Democratic nominees: Barbara Reeves; Scott Williams; Jamie Sanders; Fatima Royal; Adam Welteroth. On the Republican side the nominees: Adam Welteroth, Cody Derr, Jamie Sanders,  Michelle Deaver, and Barbara Reeves. The Williamsport Area School Board has five seats open in the November election, according to the SUN Gazette.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING MONTOURSVILLE

Lycoming County commissioners acted on personnel and other this week approved a budget revision for Community Development Block Grant funding for the borough of Montoursville. Under the CDBG budget revision, the borough will now receive $52,527 for Phase III of it curb cuts construction plan, an increase of $6,142. The revision includes a transfer of $6,142 from the borough homeowner sidewalk reconstruction project, now set at $18,857, according to the SUN Gazette.

FELONY FAILURE TO REGISTER

A  Montoursville man failed to register as a sex offender.  Robert E. Martinez, was convicted of unlawful contact with a minor in 2007 for an Aug. 2, 2006 offense. He was determined by the Pa. Sex Offender Assessment Board to be a sexually violent predator.  Martinez failed to register with state police on May 7. He was charged on May 12 with one felony count of fail to register with PSP and is currently  incarcerated at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 monetary bail set by county Magisterial District Judge Gary Whiteman. His preliminary hearing is May 24th.

NATIONAL CREATIVITY DAY

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is observing National Creativity Day,  Sunday, May 30. Library officials recommend you set  aside some time on May 30 as an opportunity to refocus your energy on your craft. Recommit to your talent and goals. This day is all about your creative energies and where they will take you.  To help you achieve your creative goals, the library now has several free DIY kits for all ages available at the Holds Pick Up Desk at the Market Street entrance, while supplies last, according to a media outlet.

BODY FOUND IN DANVILLE

A female was found dead in a hot tub on West Mahoning Street in Danville on Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, according  Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn reported. With no cause of death, an autopsy has been scheduled. The body was discovered at about 7:30 p.m., he said. Lynn did not say if foul play was suspected and no further information was released, pending family notifications.

ASSAULT CHARGES 

Sunday morning 2am, State police at Milton allege Nathan Snyder of Limestone Township assaulted a woman at his residence. Snyder, charged with felony aggravated assault, and multiple misdemeanors. He was arraigned at 2 a.m. Monday and incarcerated in Union County Jail.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 1.

THEFT ON THE WORKSITE

While working on a construction site at Bucknell University, a Trevorton man allegedly stole a credit card from another construction worker and made purchases totaling $649.54, according to a criminal complaint filed by Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Ettinger of Bucknell Public Safety. Chris A. Ney, faces a combined 122 criminal charges filed yesterday at the office of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Rowe and his preliminary hearing June 24. Ney was permanently banned from campus.

CLINTON COUNTY PRIMARY 

With Clinton County’s municipal primary complete, there was a light voter turnout,  local approval for four state constitutional amendments and the sitting mayor defeated by a former mayor in Beech Creek Borough. Justin Kline appeared to have successfully moved to the November ballot in Beech Creek Borough. Out of the 21,929 registered voters in Clinton County,  6,330 county voters went to the polls, a nearly 29 percent voter turnout. The county board of elections will meet on June 4 at noon if there are any tie votes and the election will be certified on June 7.

High School

Boys Tennis:

Montoursville’s outstanding season came to an end yesterday at the Hershey Racquet Club. The Warriors fell to District 3 champion Lancaster Catholic 4-0 in the first round of the PIAA Class AA team tournament.

Andrew Stapp and Jared Matlack will compete in PIAA Class AA doubles tournament Friday, May 28 at the Hershey Racquet Club at 10 am with quarterfinals at 4:30 pm.

Baseball:

Hughesville over Columbia Montour VoTech 10-3; St. John Neumann over Bloomsburg 11-9; Selinsgrove over Jersey Shore 3-1; Wyalusing over South Williamsport 6-2

Softball:

Southern tops Muncy 11-10

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