BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS MARCH 19 & 20, 2022

ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES

For the fourth year in a row, Ethisphere Institute, an organization focused on defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, has named UPMC one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.  In 2022, 136 honorees were recognized spanning 22 countries and 45 industries. UPMC is one of two organizations recognized in the integrated health care systems category.  To be recognized on this list, companies are assessed on company culture, environmental and social practices, focus on diversity, ethics and compliance activities, governance and initiatives to support a strong value chain.

REACCREDITITATION FOR LOCAL HOSPITAL

The laboratories associated with Evangelical Community Hospital recently underwent an inspection by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), an event that occurs every two years. While on-site, the CAP inspection team reviewed the blood gas, clinical, and anatomic laboratories associated with the Hospital and Cardiopulmonary Services as well as the oncology laboratory at 75 Medical Park, Lewisburg. All reviewed laboratories passed inspection, earning them reaccreditation until 2024. The CAP reaccreditation assures patients, providers, and other healthcare workers in the facility that Evangelical is in fact producing high-quality results.

MISSING PERSON

State police in Lamar have reported a missing person from Lock Haven. Joseph Bennett was reported missing from a residence at 220 Huron Ave, Renovo Boro, Clinton County in April of 2020.  His mother reported she has not spoken to him since September of 2021 via Facebook. Anyone with contact with Bennett is asked to contact the state police in Lamar. Joseph Bennett is a 24 year old, Caucasian male who is 5’07” tall, weighing 110 pounds with sandy hair and hazel eyes.

ELIMINATION OF WEIGHT CLASS STICKERS

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that in a continuing focus on modernization and streamlining processes as well as an added convenience to customers the use of weight class stickers has been eliminated, effective January 29, 2022. A vehicle’s weight classification is printed on the vehicle’s registration card carried within a vehicle and produced during a vehicle stop. Eliminating weight class stickers will have no bearing on revenue as application fees are collected in accordance with established fee schedules. All motor vehicle forms and publications related to weight class stickers are being updated to remove the reference of a “weight class sticker.” The updated forms will be available on our website at www.dmv.pa.gov.

ROAD RAGE

State police in Selinsgrove report on Wednesday, at 3:30 pm, a 17 year old male reported he experienced road rage. The victim told state police an unknown male exited the passenger side of a tan truck near Monroe Market Place.  The male was yelling at the victim and then began kicking the victim’s vehicle, causing damage. The investigation is ongoing.

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