WALKED TO RAISE AWARNESS
Sgt. Ryan Hayslip, a veteran of the Army as he served from 1999 to 2007, began his 50-mile trek from Lycoming County to Lock Haven on Friday raising awareness for veteran suicide prevention. As reported by the SUN Gazette, the walk began with a plan back in November of 2021. According to Hayslip, the plan became to walk to as many towns as he could. The walk began at 11 a.m. Friday at the Picture Rocks Fire Department in Hughesville. They stepped through Hughesville to Muncy, Loyalsock, Williamsport and South Williamsport, Nesbit, Nippenose Valley, Jersey Shore, Avis and Lock Haven with veterans and retired service dogs helping along the way.
Kettle Creek received over two truckloads of trout for the upcoming season. As reported by the SUN Gazette, pre-season stocking began just below Cross Fork by the Clinton County Conservation District on Saturday. The stocking continued, with upwards of two and a half truckloads of trout were taken to Northern Clinton County. The 2022 trout season begins on April 2.
TWO-ALARM BLAZE DISPLACES FAMILY OF FOUR
A two-alarm fire in Loyalsock Township brought firefighters to Oakmont Drive yesterday afternoon. As reported by SUN Gazette, a family of four was displaced following the blaze at 1524 Oakmont Drive, just east of Bloomingrove Road, just before 6 pm. According to Loyalsock Township Assistant Fire Chief, the fire was ruled accidental and there were no reported injuries. The family, whose name was not released, was staying with friends, relatives or at a lodging facility. A state police fire marshal came to the scene and attempted to determine the origin and cause of the fire.
FIRED DUE TO ONLINE RACIAL SLURS
The Northumberland County Prison correctional officer, who was already working under a probationary period and used a racial slur online, has been fired. According to an online media source, Northumberland County Commissioner Kymberley Best reported a female officer was terminated last Wednesday for the incident. She goes on to say the Northumberland County Prison Board will then vote to complete the termination at its April 6 meeting.
FIRE DISPLACES TWO SELINSGROVE RESIDENTS
Flames tore through a Linda Lane home in Selinsgrove last evening. Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Company responded at 6:30 p.m to 5 Linda Lane where the attached garage on the ranch-style home was fully engulfed, according to assistant fire chief Jason Kaufman said. As reported by the Daily Item, Joe and Barbara McElroy, were able to get out safely. However, two vehicles in the garage and a third, which was parked in the driveway, were burned by the flames and the home sustained “severe” damage. A state police fire marshal is investigating the blaze and the American Red Cross is assisting the displaced couple.
THE GIANT CO. DONATES $8,249 TO WASD’S FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
The Giant Co. presented the Williamsport Area School District with $8,248.84 today to benefit the district’s food service program. The contribution was made with money raised through the company’s Feeding School Kids initiative, an effort focused on supporting food programs at local public schools to address childhood hunger. More than $1.4 million was raised in just under two months through the company’s round-up program at cash registers from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 at its Giant, Martin’s and Giant Heirloom Market stores. The company matched the first $250,000 donated by customers. WASD is among the public school districts to benefit from the program in the communities The Giant Co. serves across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
ACCIDENT LEADS TO ARREST FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF LOADED FIREARMS
A Lock Haven woman lost control of her car in the 200 block of William Street. She struck tree just before 2 am on March 11. As reported by SUN Gazette, Janeva Askey was in possession of two loaded firearms and methamphetamines. She was arraigned for a felony charge of carrying firearms without a license among other charges before District Judge Gary Whiteman and initially jailed, but since released on $10,000 bail.
TERRORISTIC THREATS SENDS COGAN STATION MAN TO JAIL
A Cogan Station man was arrested after he threatened to kill a woman in Old Lycoming Township. As reported by Northcentralpa.com, Kyle Lewis Beck was involved in a domestic in a residence near the 3600 block of Pine Street. According to reports, the incident occurred just before 4pm on Saturday. Beck was taken into custody and charged with first-degree terroristic threats and second-degree simple assault. His bail was set at $50,000 during a preliminary arraignment with Judge William Solomon.