INDECENT EXPOSURE AT BRANDON PARK
Williamsport Police discovered a man, with his pants down, engaged in a public display inside a dugout at Brandon Park, as they patrolled the area. Ronald Stephen Wisor, 58, was charged with indecent exposure and defiant trespass after officers found him inside the dugout despite repeated warnings to stay away. According to northcentralpa.com, Wisor was previously warned to stay away from the area after it was discovered he defecated inside dugouts. With no bail recorded for Wisor, he is scheduled to appear before Judge Aaron Biichle on Aug. 5.
COVID-19 POSITIVITY PERCENTAGES
According to the data from the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System dashboard, Clinton County this week has a percent positivity of 1.9%, compared to 8.2% a week ago. The percent positivity rates for Centre and Lycoming counties saw little change: Lycoming County this week has a percent positivity of 3. According to therecordonline.com, Clinton is among 37 counties in the “low” level of community transmission, while Centre and Lycoming counties are among 30 counties listed in the “moderate” level of transmission.
The South Williamsport Area School District School Board, in a 5-2 vote, approved a tax increase in the 2021-22 school year. The .57 mil increase is actually less than the previous version of the budget, which proposed a .7 mil increase. Sun Gazette also reported the board also approved the tax levy resolution, for the same term, which sets real estate taxes at 17.25 mills, the earned income tax at 1.1 percent and the realty transfer tax at .5 percent.
AMERJICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING
At last evening’s Lycoming County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners said they are preparing a plan to effectively utilize the county’s portion of the American Rescue Plan funding. The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce is assisting and has been task to help determine which projects should receive funds. Lycoming County is projected to receive upwards of $22 million over two years. Areas under consideration, according to a media outlet, include infrastructure upgrades and housing needs.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
At last evening’s Lycoming County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners approved the agreement with Montoursville Borough for the Community Development Block Grant funding regarding COVID-19. The funding, with a price tag of $56,163 will provide assistance for rent, mortgage and utilities for those who had been unable to maintain these monthly payments. According to a media source, in other meeting news, Karen Mitchell was appointed to the assessment appeals board.
VOTING RIGHTS PROTECTION ACT
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed the Pennsylvania Voting Rights Protection Act by a vote of 110 to 9 yesterday. The resulting bill, which passed the House yesterday, includes provisions providing for early in-person voting, the protection of voting rights for handicapped and older Pennsylvanians, and historic amounts of state funding for county election administration.According to House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, “Over the last two presidential election cycles, there have been voting integrity concerns leveled by both parties and failures in our election administration have continued into the 2021 primary election. It is heading for the senate.”
DUI ENFORCEMENT OVER JULY 4TH HOLIDAY
The Lycoming County DUI Task Force will be conducting aggressive DUI Enforcement during the 4th of July Holiday season. Our mission is to arrest drunk and impaired drivers. During the July 4th Holiday we will be conducting both stationary checkpoints and roving patrols to aggressively find those that don’t heed the advice “Designate a sober driver”. Police Officers from Old Lycoming, Tiadaghton Valley, Montoursville, Williamsport, South Williamsport, Lycoming County Sheriffs and the PA Fish and Boat Commission will be patrolling country roads, local neighborhoods, city streets and on and around waterways looking for people impaired on drugs and alcohol. DO NOT DRIVE IMPAIRED.
SPLASH COVE REPAIRS SET
The city’s closed Memorial Park pool, shut down due to a leak of water and chemicals, but repairs are set to begin after July 4. Mayor Derek Slaughter told members of City Council’s finance committee yesterday that the plan is to begin to excavate in an attempt to find a leak at Splash Cove. Mayor Slaughter said the intent by the administration is to see a permanent repair of the pool, which was first constructed in 1965. According to SUN Gazette,the next council meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Trade and Transit Centre II. It can als be viewed remotely on YouTube.
Bail denied for two charged with assault It was the ongoing issues including threats, damaged property, assault and shots fired between Lena Ann Jenkins and boyfriend Kyle Lee Crain, both of whom were arrested Monday night, according to SUN Gazette..Shots fired brought officers to 1500 High St. about 6:30 p.m. to investigate. Jenkins, 33, admitted to police that she fired a rifle multiple times according to an affidavit. Crain, 32, had left the house and returned with a rifle. Several minors were inside the home at the time. Jenkins and Crain have been charged with multiple charges. Both were arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp and automatically placed in the Lycoming County Prison on no bail