BACKYARD BOADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 19, 2021

FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT 

A man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle crash in Trout Run by the Lycoming County coroner Friday morning. Richard N. Hafer, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred when his motorcycle struck a vehicle turning off of Hunting Club Road onto Route 184, according to a press release from Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr., who went on to say, “Despite resuscitative efforts by EMS personnel, he was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at the scene due to multiple blunt force trauma.”

STATE REP JOE HAMM VISITS MUNCY BOROUGH

On a tour of municipal governments, State Rep. Joe Hamm, recently visited the Muncy Borough Council. After delivering updates to the borough council and residents present for the meeting, he then fielded questions.

According to a media source, Hamm discussed many things, including the new budget. He also explained how the Pennsylvania Senate moved forward with Bill 735, which would place a constitutional amendment concerning voter identification on a ballot in the coming years.

AUTHOR GALA AT THE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER THIS YEAR

The James V. Brown Library’s Author Gala is going to have a different look this year as it moves to the Community Arts Center.  There, according to a media outlet, author David Baldacci will be the featured speaker at the library’s major annual fundraiser. According to Dana Brigandi, the library’s development director. Guests can meet Baldacci in person. They can purchase tickets for a reception in the Capitol Lounge. Tickets for the Oct. 6 gala will go on sale Aug. 2 at the CAC box office.

JAMES V BROWN LIBRARY AT GROWERS MARKET

According to Dana Brigandi, the library’s development director.  The James V. Brown Library is at the Growers’ Market the last Saturday of each month with the storymobile and two programmers. There is  book give away through their PPL grant., according to SUN Gazette. The next visit to the market will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 31.The Summer Reading Program will end with a Scholastic Book Fair on Aug 5, 6th and 7th.

DOME CAMERA FOR MARGARET E. WALDRON PARK IN MUNCY 

Muncy Borough Council recently approved purchasing five dome cameras for use at the Margaret E. Waldron Park. According to a media outlet,  the total project, supplied and installed by Clearview Asset Protection, LLC will cost the borough $4,951 from its equipment account. According to Borough Manager Charley Hall, the Clearview cameras will enable borough police to remotely access them from their patrol vehicle if a call comes in regarding activity at the park.

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021

Muncy Borough council recently addressed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021’s implications for the borough, saying the money could be used to improve stormwater drains. Lycoming County had allocated $252,462 of federal funds to Muncy Borough to spend before 2024. According to a media source, the Borough council also discussed a vacancy on the borough’s zoning hearing board. Muncy Borough is seeking two residents to join the board. Muncy Borough Council will next meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Muncy Borough Volunteer Fire Dept.

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BOARD APPROVALS FROM RECENT MEETING

The Loyalsock Township School Board voted unanimously to extend the contract for Ronald Insinger, athletic director, for the coming school year, according to SUN Gazette.  The USDA’s approval for schools to serve free lunches to all students, regardless of income, is extended, allowing one free breakfast and one free lunch per student per day. A contract with Hawbaker Engineering LLC to provide surveying and land development services for the proposed facility improvements projects was approved. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the district board room, 1605 Four Mile Drive.

CHARGES  HELD OVER FOR COURT FOR WILLIAMSPORT WOMAN

A Williamsport woman has been held for court for allegedly stabbing her ex-fiance and killing their 5-month-old infant daughter, following a preliminary hearing Friday. After the hearing, Corrie Cowlay-Saunders, was held for court on charges of homicide and other felonies. Cordell Faltz, Jan. 15. was stabbed in the neck, his car stolen and then crashed by Cowlay-Saunders. According to northcentralpa.com, a check the welfare led emergency personnel to find their child deceased. Cowlay-Saunders remains in the Lycoming County Prison for $50,000 bail until her formal arraignment before Lycoming County Judge Marc Lovecchio Aug. 2.

TARGET STORE IN MUNCY TOWNSHIP SUFFERS $5,000 IN THEFT OF PROPERTY

More than $5,000 in electronics department merchandise were stolen from the Target Store in Muncy Township, by two men over a period of one-year. According to a media outlet, Javonte T. Harris, 23, of Rochester, N.Y., and Carlos J. Marquez Rosado, 32, of Westfield, Pa.,. were apprehended at the store on July 11 when they were caught in the act of attempting to remove theft protection from several items, according to the State Police arrest affidavit. Both Harris and Marquez were charged with several felonies and they have a preliminary hearing at the office of District Judge Jon E. Kemp.

PENNSYLVANIA COMPANY DESIGNED, CUT AND ASSEMBLED AMERICAN OLYMPIC GYMNASTS UNIFORMS

It is the first time that GK Elite of Reading will be outfitting American Olympic gymnast, according to Penn Live..  The company is saying, “Although GK has been the manufacturer of previous Olympic Games garments, this will mark the first time that GK Elite’s branding will appear on leotards and apparel worn by the women’s and men’s gymnastics teams at the Olympic Games, an honor previously held by Under Armor and Adidas.”  The GK Elite reported all of the uniforms were made in the United States. They were designed, cut and assembled at its headquarters in Reading with only a limited number of replica leotards and men’s shirts will be available for sale after the Olympic Games.

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