BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 7, 2021

 

EDGEWOOD BRIDGE 

DuBoistown Borough Council discussed Edgewood Bridge. The Edgewood Bridge in the borough had ranked a five on the county’s scale for the bridge bundling project; meaning it was not eligible for repair or replacement. After speaking to county commissions and the county planning commission, Baker said there may be funding opportunities to pre-emptively repair the bridge to prevent the borough from paying additional costs to fix it once it falls down to a four ranking. According to SUN Gazette, Borough Council unanimously adopted the county’s hazard mitigation plan.

DRUG CHARGES AND MISSED HEARING LANDS WOMAN IN JAIL

On May 25,  Brianna Rose Follmer failed to show up for her scheduled hearing on drug charges, as she was arrested for selling prescription pills and a heroin to a confidential informant twice. Follmer was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors. Court records show Follmer was placed into confinement on June 2. According to a media outlet, she is being held on $15,000 monetary bail at the Lycoming County Prison with a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 7 with Judge Gary A. Whiteman.

DRUG CHARGES FOR FENTANYL SALES

A Williamsport woman is accused of selling fentanyl to confidential informants and undercover agents on four separate occasions from 816 Poplar Street in the city. Heather Lorraine Stoner, 36, of Williamsport is accused of selling a total of 23 fentanyl pills on four separate occasions. According to northcentralpa.com, Stoner was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors and, a she was unable to post $25,000 monetary bail, she is being held at the Lycoming County prison awaiting her preliminary hearing with Judge Christian J. Frey on June 8.

GOV TOM WOLF AND THE MINIMUM WAGE

Dispelling the harmful stereotype that hardworking and experienced adults will not benefit from a minimum wage increase, Jennifer Berrier, acting secretary of the Department of Labor & Industry, joined Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour with a pathway to $15 by 2027 will benefit working families, directly raise incomes for more than 1.1 million workers and add $4.4 billion to the state’s economy. About 300,000 of these workers are age 40 or older.

HEARING CONTINUED

Tuesday’s scheduled preliminary hearing for Myrle Miller, charged in the poisoning death of her late husband, John W. Nichols, has been continued, according to the Daily Item.  A new date and time hasn’t been updated on Miller’s online docket sheet. Miller, 76, of Winfield, was to appear before Mifflinburg District Judge Jeffrey Mensch at the Union County Courthouse. She’s charged by state police with first-degree murder, insurance fraud, theft by deception, forgery, perjury and dealing in proceeds of unlawful dealings. She’s held without bail at Northumberland County Jail in Coal Township.

HEARINGS FOR INTEGRATION

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is hosting four public hearings on Wednesday and Thursday this week to review the proposed integration of six universities into two institutions. The virtual hearings are part of what the state system calls “a transparent, consultative process outlined in state law that has guided the system toward its goal of expanding student opportunities through integrations.” The proposed plans would create two combinations of three co-equal campuses: California-Clarion-Edinboro universities in the western region and Bloomsburg-Lock Haven-Mansfield in the northeast. Board chair Cindy Shapira said in a recent release. “The hearings are not only part of the process outlined in state law, they are also the right thing to do because these efforts are in support of public higher education in the Commonwealth.” The Northeastern hearings are  June 10 at 8 am and 430 pm. The hearings live on YouTube, participation through ZOOM.

POKER RUN FOR AN 8 YEAR OLD BOY

A poker run, Chinese auction, food sale and ride was held on Sunday at the Southside Fire Company in Riverside by the Just Us Few Motorcycle Club to raise  money for  a young 8 year old boy and his family. President Dave Rudon explains.

The successful event raised funds for the family, and although the club did not report the amount raised, they surpassed goals and look forward to helping more in the near future.

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAMS AND FUNDING

The Williamsport area school district education foundation granted $6,000 to the district’s odyssey of the mind teams headed to the world finals, June 11,  in Orlando, florida. Two contending teams from the district competed in state competition in April, representing Curtin Intermediate School and securing their spot in the finals. This will be the seventh year WASD teams have competed in the World Finals.

2001 LITTLE LEAGUE  PHOTO CONTEST

The 2021 Little League Photo Contest will begin on Sunday and last through 9 p.m. on August 1 as fans and players celebrate the 82nd anniversary of the first little league game on June 6. Little League Baseball and Softball is played in approximately 6,500 communities across more than 80 countries around the world. No matter the language, the same core mission is shared. Little League believes in the power of youth baseball and softball to teach life lessons that build stronger individuals and communities. Help Little League tell the next chapter of “One Team. One Little League.” with photos that represent how your team, your league, your community comes together to be a part of the epic story of Little League!Those interested in submitting their photos for this year’s contest can visit the little league website for rules and details.

 

 

 

 

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