TROY AREA TEACHER DIES IN TWO-CAR WRECK
A 15-year teacher for Troy Area School District was killed in a two-vehicle accident last Saturday night near Mainesburg. According to the Sun Gazette, 47 year old Christine Woodward of Troy who taught at East Troy Middle School and WR Cronan Elementary School was involved in a crash at Route 6 and Aumick Road at about 10:45 pm. State police say the other driver, 35 year old Michael J. Brown of Troy, suffered significant injuries and was transported to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. In a statement from the school, Superintendent Dr. Janilyn Elias said Woodward was a devoted teacher who will be missed greatly and that counseling and grief support will be available to students and staff for as long as it is needed.
FEMALE INMATES BACK AT LYCOMING COUNTY PRISON
Female inmates are coming back to the Lycoming County Prison since they have been in other facilities awaiting new employees to be trained and hired to fill critical positions here. According to the Sun Gazette, during the monthly prison board meeting, Warden Brad Shoemaker mentioned his appreciation to the other county prisons that were able to take on the inmates and assist with their lack of staffing problem. Female prisoners continue to be transferred back this week with seven full-time correctional officers hired at an increased starting wage of 20 dollars per hour with more hires expected to take place.
RARE WHISKIES FOR SALE FROM PLCB
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will be holding a lottery this Friday for over 800 bottles of rare whiskey. According to North Central PA dot com, PA residents can opt-in until February 17th at 5pm on the lotteries and drawings made available online for those able to pay with an active account online at Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores and billing information on file. Lotteries will feature bourbons from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and others. Get details at FWGS.com. Winning entrants 21 and over will be notified by email after the lotteries are complete.
SHAPIRO FULFILLS DEAL WITH KANSAS AND MISSOURI GOVERNORS
The inevitable exchange of goods between the governors of the two teams who played the Super Bowl Sunday is happening with Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Kansas Governor Laura Kelly. According to Penn Live, newly elected governor of PA, Josh Shapiro was very optimistic on Twitter before the game, the Eagles loss to the Kansa City Chiefs Sunday now has the governor hanging the chief’s flag in his office at the Capitol this week. Shapiro will also send soft pretzels from a bakery in Levittown, Cheesesteaks from Tony Luke’s in Philly, and Eagles Mini Donuts from Collegeville Italian Bakery in Montgomery County.
MONTOURSVILLE AREA LOSES HOME IN FIRE
A couple from Upper Fairfield Township lost their home along Mountain Road in a fire Monday morning. According to the Sun Gazette, Nathan and Carissa Miller are expecting their first child in August and are now staying with relatives after the fire is suspected to be a total loss. Nathan Miller was working at the automotive shop next door when a customer made them aware of the fire and they immediately unsuccessfully attempted to rescue their 3 year old lab named Georgia. They then tried to keep the fire controlled with garden hoses until emergency responders arrived from Montoursville as well as companies from half a dozen other local areas. Officials say it originated in the kitchen of their home.
PHILLY TEEN ARRESTED AFTER POLICE CHASE
Police have arrested a 19 year old from Philadelphia after he led them a high speed chase through Lock Haven last Sunday while trying to elude a traffic stop. According to the Record Online, Kasan Johnson-Townsend ran a stop sign at about 12:30pm February 5th in Lock Haven, and police attempted to pull him over. Police are charging Johnson-Townsend with DUI and reckless endangerment after they say he placed pedestrians in danger while he fled from law enforcement. He will also face charges from a previous incident in February.
GOP MUST DECIDE WHETHER CONTINUE VOTER INFO APPEAL
Senate Republicans are still able to require the Department of State to turn over private voter information even though a Commonwealth Court decided last week not to enforce a subpoena that was drafted to do so in the last legislative session. According to the Sun Gazette, Thursday’s decision said the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee can enforce its own subpoenas, the attempt of which over the last year drew criticism from Senate Democrats, the Attorney General and non-profits in the state. However, Senate Republicans will have to issue new subpoenas since a new legislative session has begun. It’s not clear if the GOP is interested in continuing the appeal.
MILL COVE ANNOUNCES EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
After COVID shuttered the Annual Earth Day Celebration in Mill Cove for the past 3 years, the organizers of the event have announced that April’s Earth Day at Mill Cove Environmental Area will be held Saturday April 22, from 10 til 4. The event is free and there will be free parking at Mansfield University with a shuttle bus provided to the site, showcasing an array of vendors with wares related to the natural environment. Activities like fishing, kayaking and archery will be available to try with gear and safety gear provided. Details and free registration at mill cove inc dot org.
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