MAN ARRESTED FOR STRANGULATION
A Williamsport man was arrested for strangulation after his 40th birthday celebration went bad on June 28th. According to the Sun Gazette, Jesse James Gadd allegedly pushed and choked a woman at the 1400 block of Clayton Avenue before 9pm after she reportedly poured out his drink. The victim’s phone was also damaged during the fight. Gadd was also charged with simple harassment and criminal mischief. He Posted 50 thousand dollar monetary bail through a bail bondsman.
GUILTY PLEA FOR SEX OFFENDER
A man who was caught when he attempted to meet a young girl online who was a grown man posing as a minor, was sentenced June 13th and is facing 11 months to two years in prison. According to North Central PA dot com, 30 year old, George Zamorski plead guilty to criminal solicitation in February and will be credited for time served. He will be a Tier II sexual offender who will have to comply with all standard and optional sex offender conditions as well as perform 50 hours of community service. Zamorski will be eligible for work release and will serve five years of probation after his release.
BIDS FOR CITY HALL DUE JULY 20TH
Potential buyers of Williamsport’s historic City Hall still has time to submit a bid for the100-year-old building. According to Penn Live, bids are due by noon July 20 and will be made public at council’s meeting at 7 that evening. The City of Williamsport retained Fish Commercial Group to handle the sale which will contain certain conditions ensuring the downtown building will not remain empty and the historical significance will remain. Council President Adam Yoder says as they consider the bids they would like assurances the buyer has the means and the ability to do something with the building that is on the National Register of Historic Places.
LYCOMING COUNTY FAIR STARTS TODAY
The 152nd Lycoming County Fair starts today with free gate admission at 4pm Starting Thursday admission is 4 dollars with kids 12 & under FREE with paid adult.Parking is 3 dollars and everyday the fair features Backyard Broadcasting on the midway – broadcasting live from 5 til 8pm. The rides start up tomorrow at 5pm and animal showing starts Saturday. Everyone is invited to ENJOY HARNESS RACING for free tonight in the grandstand beginning at 4pm. Get details about the fair that runs through July 22ndat lycomingfair.net.
INMATE FACES MORE CHARGES
A Lycoming County inmate who was incarcerated last month for robbery and kidnapping charges is facing new charges filed by the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit from an incident April 3rd. According to the Sun Gazette, 47 year old Edward James Nicholas was allegedly involved in a drug sale of 32 grams of methamphetamine which was seized from an apartment near the 600 block of Rose Street in Williamsport. Nicholas was arraigned and remains in jail in lieu of 85 thousand dollars bail.
PENNDOT HONORS THOSE LOST IN DISTRICT 2
A new memorial to honor Department of Transportation workers of District 2 who have been killed on the job was dedicated Tuesday. According to North Central PA dotcom, PennDOT and representatives from the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Pennsylvania State Police, unveiled the memorial at their District 2 Office at 70 PennDOT Drive in Clearfield to remember 5 workers who were lost on the job since 1970, including Walter Lane, John Coble, Gerald Confer, Jack Griffin, and Timothy Fitch. The traveling PennDOT Worker’s Memorial was on display and honors all 90 PennDOT employees killed in the line of duty across the commonwealth since 1970 when the department was established.
DIGITAL LITERACY CLASSES ONGOING AT HERR LIBRARY
The Herr Memorial Library, on Market Street in Mifflinburg, is is responding to a need for digital literacy in the Union County workforce with free computer education classes available. A state grant has been applied to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce with better digital literacy skills and the library will provide the training by appointment or during sessions at the library Mondays and Tuesdays. The grant runs through September but they will continue the program after that. Anyone interested in the program that started in April, may sign up online at ucls.libcal.com or in person at 500 Market Street in Mifflinburg.
NINE CROSSCUTTERS SELECTED IN DRAFT LEAGUE
A record total of nine Williamsport Crosscutters were selected in the recently completed 2023 MLB Draft, consisting of 20 rounds with 614 players chosen this past week in Seattle, where they held the All-Star Game last night. For Williamsport, this year’s nine selections is a new high mark for the team since joining the MLB Draft League after eight players were selected in 2021 and six in 2022. The Crosscutters continue the 2023 MLB Draft League season at Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field with 24 home games remaining.
MLB All-Star Game
National League 3 American League 2
*Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz took a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning to help seal the victory at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.
*The AL still holds an overall head-to-head record of 47-44-2.
MLB Draft League
Trenton Thunder pounded the Williamsport Crosscutters last night 9-2. Cutters try again tonight in Game 2 at Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, 6:35pm first pitch.
Wimbledon Men’s Singles
*Djokovic defeated Andrey Rublev 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3, moving him closer to a fifth consecutive championship.
*Novak Djokovic won a 46th Grand Slam semifinal yesterday to tie Roger Federer’s record for men.
* Djokovic next meets No. 8 seed Jannik Sinner, the 21-year-old from Italy, he has won both previous head-to-head meetings against Sinner.
* American Christopher Eubanks faces No. 3 seed and 2021 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev with a chance to reach the semifinals today.
*Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, who returned to the tour after giving birth to her daughter last October, ousted the top-seeded Iga Swiatek (EEga sheONteck) on Centre Court 7-5, 6-7 , 6-2 on Tuesday to reach the semifinals at the All England Club for the second time in four years.
* Elina Svitolina has defeated four former major champions at Wimbledon: Venus Williams, Sofia Kenin, Victoria Azarenka and now Swiatek.