BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

WILLIAMSPORT SHOOTING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

A mother of a young child was identified as the victim in the shooting that happened Wednesday at a West Fourth Street apartment in Williamsport.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Lycoming County Coroner said the victim is 41 year old single mother, Heather Cohick, who was shot early Wednesday morning in her first floor apartment with her 2-year old son in a room nearby.  He was not injured.  Police say this is the third homicide in the city since May and have not made any arrests. The shooting August 21st on Newberry Street that injured two 15 year olds is suspected to be gang related.

FINAL VOTE ON POLICE REGIONILIZATION

A 22 officer Police Regionalization plan to replace the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department and Old Lycoming Police Department is set to be effective January 1st 2023, after The Old Lycoming Township supervisors voted 2-1 in favor of police regionalization Wednesday.  According to North Central PA dot com, the sometimes contentious meeting at Old Lycoming Volunteer Fire Station resulted in the  last of the three charter municipalities approving the charter agreement to setup the Lycoming Regional Police Department. Porter Township and Jersey Shore approved their agreement earlier this month.

MONTOUR COUNTY JOB FAIR

There will be a PennDOT job fair in Danville Thursday October 13th for people who are interested in working with the department in Montour County. The event will be at the Mausdale Construction Office on Old Valley School Road for Transportation Equipment Operators and trainees with a current CDL. On-the-spot applications will take place from 4 til 6pm and some positions also require a current medical examiner certificate. For more information, please call 570-387-4250.

PROCEEDS FROM CROSSCUTTERS GAMES GIVE BACK

The proceeds from all the Williamsport Crosscutter’s 50/50 raffles during the 2022 season were presented to the American Rescue Workers this week.  According to Gabe Sinacropi, VP of Marketing for the Cutters, the check for 7,626 dollars comes from the Crosscutters and the Pitch In Charitable Foundation, a non-profit foundation of professional baseball teams.  In six seasons, the Williamsport Crosscutters have donated over $39,000 to the American Rescue Workers.

FATHER OF ACCUSED MURDERER WANTS HIS CHARGES DROPPED

The father of Echo Butler, one of the two Williamsport women accused of starving their two young daughters to death in 2021, wants the charges against him in the case dismissed.  According to the Sun Gazette, the attorney for 54 year old Ronald Butler, accused of endangering the welfare of children and obstruction in child abuse, argued that Butler had no duty to care for the girls. The Lycoming County District Attorney cited that Butler and his wife did care for the girls when their mother wasn’t home.  Butler’s wife, Michelle, faces first-degree murder charges and is expected to submit a guilty plea in the case next month. The bodies of the two young girls were found buried on Butler’s Property in Hepburn Township.

MASTRIANO VISITS POTTER COUNTY

The Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate, Doug Mastriano, was in Potter County this week and was met by the public there with overwhelming support.  According to the Sun Gazette, Mastriano along with his wife Rebbeca, who is known as “Rebbie”, spoke at Larry’s Sports Center on Route 6 in Galeton with the event also sponsored by Free PA of Potter County, and The Potter County Republican Party. The Mastriano’s left by bus and made stops in Tioga and Clinton Counties. Pennsylvanians are encouraged to register to vote before October 20th

JERSEY SHORE SOLAR FARM CONSTRUCTION APPROVED

The Nippenose Township Planning Commission hosted representatives from solar panel company, Doral LLC at their most recent meeting to discuss the construction of a large utility grade solar farm near Jersey Shore.  According to the Sun Gazette, community members who attended the presentation had questions about noise, glare, tax increases and traffic increasing during construction around Route 44.    Council approved the project, provided community provisions are met.  After permits are secure in the next year, construction of the facility that will generate 200 megawatts of power to be sold back to energy companies, should begin.

SUNBURY SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

30 vendors will be on hand today for the Senior Health Fair at the Susquehanna Valley Mall hosted by State Representative Lynda Culver of  Sunbury.  According to a press release, those in attendance will be able to receive a flu or COVID shot and other health screening s will b available.  Culver says to bring your insurance card to the event that will be from 10am til 1pm Friday.  The Representative’s district office is in Sunbury on Arch St., and if you have questions about the health fair or any other issue, call 570-286-5885.

SPORTS

P I-AA District 4 Football Thursday  
Troy 45 Wellsboro 3

HS Football Week 6

CENTRAL COLUMBIA – LOYALSOCK

(BYB GAME OF THE WEEK)

WILLIAMSPORT – CENTRAL MOUNTAIN

MONTOURSVILLE – SOUTHERN COLUMBIA

COLUMBIA MONTOUR VO TECH – MUNCY

HUGHESVILLE – MILTON

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION ACADEMY – JERSEY SHORE

BLOOMSBURG – WARRIOR RUN

LEWISBURG – DANVILLE

MIDD-WEST – MOUNT CARMEL

SELINSGROVE – MIFFLINBURG

SHIKELLAMY – SHAMOKIN

NFL
Bengals 27 Dolphins 15
NFL Miami Dolphins quarterback  Tua Tago vai loa was taken to a local hospital with head and neck injuries suffered on a second-quarter sack in Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.  It was reported shortly before halftime that he was conscious and had all movement. He  was expected to travel back to Miami with the team.


MLB
Red Sox 5            Orioles 3
Cubs 2                  Phillies 0
Guardians 2                   Rays 1
White Sox 4         Twins 3  
Tigers 10              Royals 3
Marlins 4              Brewers 2
Dodgers 5             Padres 2
Mariners 10                   Rangers 9 in 11 innings
Giant 6                 Rockies 4

NASCAR
Yellawood 500 at Talladega Super Speedway – Prerace coverage starts Sunday at 2pm on the Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network or WILQ’s HD3

NASCAR NEWS
Alex Bowman will miss Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway with a concussion that the Hendrick Motorsports driver apparently suffered last week at Texas. Noah Gragson will drive the No. 48 Chevrolet. Bowman is now the second driver sidelined with a concussion suffered in a crash of NASCAR’s new Next Gen car.

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