BACKYARD BROADCASTING JULY 14, 2021

8-YEAR-OLD FATALLY INJURED IN MONDAY’S CRASH

An 8-year-old has died from injuries suffered in a crash Monday afternoon in Union County. According to Montour County coroner Scott Lynn,  Landyn Zerby died at 3:27 a.m. at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Zerby was the passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a three-vehicle crash that shut down Route 45 between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg for nearly four hours, according to the Daily Item.

ACT 66

Parents and guardians can opt for their student-age children to remain at the grade level they were at during the 2020-21 school year, however the deadline for filling out the form is tomorrow — July 15.The law — Act 66, which was signed into law on June 30 by Gov. Tom Wolf —was drafted to allow students to repeat their last grade, even if the requirements for promotion to the next grade level were achieved,  in order to make up any lost educational opportunities due to the pandemic.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT’S HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN

Students and staff in the South Williamsport Area School District do not have to wear masks as they head back to classrooms this fall, unless things change and the state Department of Health requires them. The school board affirmed this by unanimously approving the final draft of the district’s Health and Safety Plan, which is required by the state Department of Education for each district that receives funding under the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

LET’S END COVID! RECEIVES MORE FUNDING FROM LYCOMING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

The Lycoming County commissioners approved a $25,000 allocation to River Valley Health & Dental for the Let’s End COVID group to educate the public about coronavirus and vaccinations. Thus brings the total county allocation to $50,000, as the amount requested by the organization earlier this year. The funds are being reimbursed by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency according to SUN Gazette. The next commissioners’ meeting will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St., Williamsport.

STEP PRESENTATION TO LYCOMING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

The Lycoming County Commissioners, at a recent meeting, heard from  Rachelle Abbott of STEP Inc.  She reported the agency received 895 applications for help through the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. At this point, the program has processed $1.53 million in payments to landlords and utilities on behalf of tenants in need of help as a result of losing income amid the pandemic and upwards of 800 adults and children have been helped through the program, according to Abbott. According to Sun Gazette, the next commissioners’ meeting will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St., Williamsport.

UGI PIPELINE INVESTMENT PROGRAM

The Lycoming County Commissioners, at a recent meeting, approved the UGI Pipeline Investment Program agreement to bring natural gas to the Timber Run Industrial Park. Through this agreement, the county receives $287,379 in grant funding, with the stipulation that matching dollars in the amount of $552,389 from the county’s Act 13 money are allocated. According to SUN Gazette, Timber Run is to be the site of the Digger Manufacturing, which is expected to initially employ 150 people, and is scheduled to open during the first quarter of 2022. The next commissioners’ meeting will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St., Williamsport.

STABBING IN  WILLIAMSPORT

On July 13th, 2021 at 1:49 pm Williamsport Bureau of Police Units were emergency dispatched to the area in front of 452 Market St for an alleged stabbing. Upon responding to the area officers made contact with a male victim with an apparent stab wound to the lower abdomen, which was not life-threatening. The victim was transported to UPMC Susquehanna Health for further medical treatment. Initial information learned from the victim suggests that the attack was an isolated one and not a random act.    This investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information related to this investigation please contact PO Zachary Geary at zgeary@cityofwilliamsport.org or 570-327-7560 x7623.

SHOTS FIRED HIGH STREET, WILLIAMSPORT 

On July 13, 2021 around 2:00am Williamsport Police units responded to the 400 block of High Street for a report of shots fired. Through investigation officers confirmed multiple shots were fired and collected evidence from the scene. As of this time there is no known damage or victims reported. This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information or video of this event please forward that to Agent Aaron Levan at 570-327- 7548 or alevan@cityofwilliamsport.org.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH
A motorcycle carrying two Danville residents collided with a deer on the 3000 block of Stump Road in Montour County on Sunday at 10:04 p.m. State Police at Milton said both riders were thrown from the motorcycle. According to a media source, the driver, Shawn P. Dunmeyer, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his passenger, Cindy K. Swanger, 37, was transported to Geisinger Medical Center for treatment for her injuries. Neither the driver nor passenger was wearing helmets, according to the news release.

LOCK HAVEN MAN CHOSEN IN MLB DRAFT 

Central Mountain High School graduate Alex Garbrick, in round 17 of the MLB Draft, has been drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies.. Garbrick, who recently finished his fourth year of college ball, has been drafted in 2019,  40th round, by the New York Yankees. recently finished his fourth year of college ball at South Carolina Upstate. Draft information out of Philadelphia said “his fastball sits in the low 90-s…6-1, 210-pounder from Lock Haven, PA.” According to therecordonline.com, his Philly bio also notes he played in the 2011 Little League World Series for Keystone Little League.

 

 

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