SELINSGROVE WOMAN AVOIDS SERIOUS INJURIES IN CRASH
A Selinsgrove woman attempted to avoid a head-on collision but was injured after overturning her vehicle on Brush Valley Road in Rockefeller Township July 17th. According to State Police, 41-year-old Sara Lauver tried to avoid a head-on collision and swerved off the roadway, hit gravel, and lost control. Lauver hit an embankment and flipped. Emergency responders transported her to Geisinger with minor injuries – she was wearing her seatbelt at the time. State Troopers at Stonington say the other driver who had traveled into Lauver’s lane causing her to swerve, left the scene of the Northumberland County crash.
WILLIAMSPORT EXPECTING REVIEW OF 2019 CITY AUDIT
The Williamsport City Council will continue to use the current financial management service, Government Finance Solutions and voted recently to do another review of the needs for the service in three months. According to the Sun Gazette, council was also briefed recently about the plans to review a 2019 audit of the city finances and the finance committee is expecting an update from the auditors with Zelenkofske Axelrod, a Pennsylvania based regional CPA firm.
SHEEP APPROVED TO MAINTAIN SOLAR PANEL FIELD
The East Lycoming School Board has approved a proposal to use sheep to maintain vegetation around delicate solar panels on the school property. According to the Sun Gazette, Superintendent Dr. Mark Stamm originally didn’t consider sheep as a solution to the risks mowing weeds caused around the panels, but told the board it’s an environmentally safe solution with a service called Sheepscape Solar who provide the sheep and maintain ungrazed weeds, as well. A variance must be obtained from Wolf Township to allow the animals on the property within the township limits.
NATIONAL PADDLING EVENT SLATED FOR CLINTON COUNTY
For only the second time since 2014, Clinton County will be hosting the United States Canoe Association’s (USCA) National Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships the second weekend in August. According to the Daily Item, race coordinators Dan and Deb Glover say participants from 18 states and Australia and Germany will be take part in the national event. Races take place in Lock Haven at the Lockport Boat Launch, with the USCA’s headquarters based out of a camper, courtesy of Bill’s Happy Camper RV. The event is sponsored by the Clinton County Recreation Advisory Committee and others. Get details on the full weekend of activities at uscanoe.com.
MAN JAILED FOR THROWING INFANT IN CAR SEAT
A Williamsport man is in jail after he threw a three-month old infant in a car seat onto Market street as he argued with the child’s mother last Tuesday night. According to North Central PA dot com, police say 30 year old Kadeem Montez Middleton, also injured the mother of the child when he grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground. After the incident, Middleton picked up the crying baby and went to his home on Market Street where police arrested him a short time later. He was charged with felony endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, resisting arrest and more, and is jailed in lieu of $100,000 monetary bail.
PRE-K CLASSES COULD BE ALL-DAY
The Loyalsock Township School Board approved the process of reconfiguring Pre-K classes at Schick Elementary School so that they can allow for a full day for their youngest students. However, according to the Sun Gazette, the board is still uncertain as to whether there will be funding for the full day Pre-K program after PA budget talks are stalled in Harrisburg. The board also recently approved some new and revised policies that relate to home school students participating in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. The next Loyalsock Township school board meeting is August 9th.
FETTERMAN’S BILL ON OIL RESERVE HEADS TO FULL SENATE
Legislation introduced by US Senator John Fetterman prohibiting the sale of crude oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to adversarial nations was passed in the Senate last Thursday, the freshman senator’s first piece of legislation to receive a vote by the full senate. According to the Bradford Era, the amendment to the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act is slated for passage from the full senate next week. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, was established by Congress in 1975to minimize the impacts of oil supply shocks on the United States.
CHOP COORDINATES A BACKPACK PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS
In an effort to make going back to school more food-secure for families in Lycoming County, a new backpack and in-school food pantry program is available. According to Child Hunger Outreach Partners or CHOP, they work with local organizations and school partners to provide children with food and added meal support for the school year. PALCO Federal Credit Union provided the 500 dollar financial gift that will serve the school food-pantries that are available to students so they can focus on school work and not be hungry.
Royals 5 Guardians 3
Tigers 5 Giants 1
Orioles 3 Phillies 2
Rockies 10 Nationals 6
Twins 4 Mariners 3
Brewers 3 Reds 2
Astros 10 Rangers 9
Cardinals 10 Diamondbacks 6
Pirates 8 Padres 4
Blue Jays 6 Dodgers 3
MLB Draft League
Williamsport Crosscutters on the road tonight and tomorrow in State College. They finish up a four-game series with the Spikes at home Thursday and Friday night – Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, 6:35pm first pitch.
Little League baseball Junior State Tournament
Montoursville Junior baseball defeated Springfield 3 -1
They advance to the Pennsylvania winners bracket Wednesday in Athens @2pm
FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer
United States vs the Netherlands tomorrow 9 PM on Fox from Wellington New Zealand