REGISTER CAMERAS AND SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT WITH WILLIAMSPORT POLICE
Williamsport Police Department is asking all businesses and residents with surveillance camera systems to register with the police department. Access to video following a crime can be the difference in solving the crime or not. To register your camera with the police department, please click Lycoming.crimewatchpa.com
MASKING REQUIREMENTS FOR UNION COUNTY LIBRARY
Beginning today, the Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, The Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg and the West End Library in Laurelton are collectively asking patrons to wear a mask inside of its libraries. According to the northcentralpa.com, the measure is put into place because of CDC guidelines to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant of COVID-19, and possibly spreading it to others. Union County is at a level of substantial transmission and mask-wearing inside of public areas is recommended. Social distancing will continue to be encouraged.
HOPE ENTERPRISES IS AWARDED $29,615
Hope Enterprises, a nonprofit provider of services for people with intellectual disabilities in Lycoming, Clinton, Northumberland, Sullivan, Columbia, Montour, Snyder, and Union Counties, was recently awarded $29,615 from the First Community Foundation Partnership (FCFP) of Pennsylvania’s Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund. According to a media source, the funds will support building within the organization so that it may better serve the area.
$6,500 GRANT FROM CHOOSE KINDNESS FOUNDATION
Jackson Primary School was awarded a $6,500 grant from the Choose Kindness Foundation to begin a year-long, building-wide effort to promote and celebrate a welcoming, inclusive and caring school environment. The grant was awarded based on the kindergarten to third-grade school having already demonstrated results in its ability to cultivate and nurture pro-social behaviors for at least three years. Funding will be integrated into the building’s School-wide Positive Behavior Program (SWPB).
A NEW WAY TO PAY BILLS TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Furthering its mission to make better health easier for the communities it serves, Geisinger is introducing a new AI-backed, customized approach to medical billing where patients have the power to select zero-interest payment plans that that can be paid over a timeline of their choosing. Geisinger is the first major health system in the United States to implement this AI-backed financing solution where patients will be invited to pay the bill in one lump sum, or over many months.
NATIONAL AVIATION DAY, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH
State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) joined officials from Lycoming Engines and area representatives to celebrate National Aviation Day on Thursday, August 19th. According to a media outlet, “This Legislative Session, I again sponsored a Senate Resolution, SR 136, recognizing August 19 as National Aviation Day,” Sen. Yaw said. “I have the privilege of representing the home of Lycoming Engines, located in Williamsport, which power more than half of the world’s general aviation fleet, both rotary-wing and fixed-wing.”
CONSTRUCTION ON SPORTS COMPLEX SET TO BEGIN IN SPRING
This spring, construction is set to begin on the baseball/softball complex, according to the Williamsport/Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce. Included in the field proposal, for use by the Williamsport Area School District, Lyoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology is a multipurpose building. According to a report from the SUN Gazette, the price tag for the project is Est at $17 million with $2 million already accounted for through an RACP grant. The chamber is looking for underwriting from donors for the project.
PRIMARY STROKE CENTER IN JERSEY SHORE
Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital has been designated a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Designation as a Primary Stroke Center signifies that a hospital is providing the level of care necessary to achieve long-term successful outcomes for stroke patients, and GJSH provides this level of stroke care close to home for residents of Lycoming and Clinton counties. GJSH is also a Critical Access Hospital, a designation given to eligible rural hospitals by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve access to healthcare by keeping essential services in rural communities. Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital recently opened an on-site helipad, reducing transport time for patients who need advanced care at a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
LITTLE LEAGUE TEAMS MEET CLEVELAND INDIANS AND LOS ANGELES ANGELS
It was a dream crowd for young baseball players, their families and fans. As Little Leaguers walked around the Howard J Lamade Stadium on Sunday, they found themselves face to face with members of the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians. Both teams signed items, posed for pictures and talked to fans before they went into the stadium to give the Little League Players all of their attention. According to a media outlet, Angels Manager Joe Maddon, a Hazleton native, has been here twice, as manager of the 2019 Cubs— and it’s great to be back, he said.