WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
According to Governor Tom Wolf’s office, good things, and new jobs, are about to be happening for the area around Williamsport and Jersey Shore. Wolf goes on to announce, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global manufacturer in design and production of high-quality delivery systems for injectable medicines, an $18 million investment into expansion and modernization Williamsport manufacturing plant. According to a media source, the company is set to retain 1,100 jobs across the state and creating over 200 new family-sustaining, full time jobs in Williamsport, Jersey Shore and Exton.
STRANGULATION CHARGES ON HUGHESVILLE
A man is accused of attempting to strangle a woman with her own hair at a Hughesville residence. Anthony R. Savage, 28, of Hughesville, now faces a second-degree felony strangulation charge, as well as misdemeanors of simple assault, trespassing, and a summary harassment charge. According t a media source, his bail was set at $10,000 monetary and his preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 6.
CITY HALL MOVING TEMPORARILY
Due to results from a third-party company and the building’s HVAC system being interconnected, City Hall will temporarily relocate offices until issues have been resolved, according to Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter. The move will begin over the next several days with all City department phone remaining the same. According to a media outlet, the City will update the matter as information becomes available.
LYCOMING COUNTY 911 IS OFFERING YET ANOTHER WAY TO REPORT EMERGENCIES
Lycoming County’s public safety department is adding yet another way in which citizens may report emergencies. According to a release issued by the department, Lycoming County is now using ‘Text-to-911’, with all four of its carriers deployed. The county says they will be using AT&T, Sprint, T Mobile, and Verizon as carriers. Just as in a voice call, the telecommunicator will continue to ask more questions about your emergency – confirming your location, the people involved, and other details that are important to responders.
LYCOMING COUNTY RULED THE DEATH OF A MAN FOUND IN A FIRE TO BE SELF-INFLICTED
The death of a man whose body was found inside a fire-damaged home along Snaurytown Road late Monday afternoon has been ruled self-inflicted, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. Clinton Township firefighters arrived at the property to find a home filled with smoke about 4:20 p.m. It was a smoldering fire that was quickly extinguished. A media outlet reported, the body was found in the front room and the coroner, along with state police, were dispatched to the scene. Lycoming County Coroner advised no other details of the incident would be released.
41ST BUILD FOR THE GREATER LYCOMING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Duane Hershberger, executive director of the Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity, led the dedication ceremony for the group’s 41st home build. The three-bedroom house on Diamond Street, which was started and finished during the pandemic, will be the home of Stephanie Matthews and her two children. Mayor Derek Slaughter commented on the $70,000 that the city contributed in grant money and he goes on to say that his administration has been focusing on blight remediation and affordable housing, and a home build like the one on Diamond Street is an important part of revitalizing city neighborhoods.