CONTRACTOR CHARGED WITH FRAUD
A Unityville man is facing charges for failing to complete a construction project on Roderick Road last year. According to the Sun Gazette, 28 year old contractor Brandon Lee O’Connell, faces the felony charges after he allegedly failed to complete a $65,000 home-improvement project in April 2022. Court records say O’Connell and the victim signed a contract in which the work was to be completed in three to four months. After almost that amount was invested and the work was not done over repeated visits to the site,O’Connell was charged with home improvement fraud, theft by deception and fraudulent business practices, O’Connell has waived his preliminary hearing and is free on $50,000 bail.
TWO WOMEN CHARGED FOR INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS
Two young women from Lock Haven are facing intimidation of a witness charges for threatening a pregnant teenage girl who had provided a statement to police about an incident in which they were allegedly involved in August. According to North Central PA dot com, Natia Caris and Jasmine Crissman, both 18, yelled at the victim as they drove past her near the 100 block of Bellefonte Avenue. Police say Crissman, prior to confronting the victim, jumped from the moving car that she was riding in. No bail was listed for either woman.
DRUG CHARGES DROPPED
Drug charges against a Williamsport couple have been thrown out by a Lycoming County District Judge. According to the Sun Gazette, 62 year old Jack Larue Howlett, and his wife, 54 year old Barbara Lynn Howlett were facing charges of an alleged sale of almost 4 grams of methamphetamine , but there was no evidence presented in court to support the charges, and each of the counts of possession and conspiracy were dropped. Original charges were filed in March of 2023.
UPTOWN MUSIC COLLECTIVE FUNDRAISING TO START
The Uptown Music collective has begun their annual campaign for the nonprofit school of music for it’s 23rd year and has announced that tuition fees have remained the same. According to Assistant Executive director, Jared Mondell, the goal for 2023-24 is 40 thousand dollars and the school’s programming wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of its donors. First in this year’s performance line-up includes It Came From the ‘80s: New Wave to Pop Rock at the Community Arts Center Stage 7:30 p.m. on Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11th. Get tickets at caclive.com and information about the school and the shows at uptown music dot org.
HOME HEALTH WORKER CHARGED WITH EXPLOITING PATIENT
A home health worker is now free on bail after she was accused of exploiting the elderly patient for whom she was caring, by using her credit cards to pay her utility bill. According to North Central PA dot com, Mill Hall police say 45 year old Shannon Marie Schenck of Lock Haven had permission to use the victim’s card one time to pay a one thousand dollar electric bill in September, but she continued to pay bills with the card. Police say Schenk negotiated with them, confessing to some offenses and later not appearing for an interview about the incident with law enforcement. She has now been charged with felony financial exploitation of care of a dependent person and access device fraud, and has a preliminary hearing in December.
ELDERLY WOMAN ROBBED
An elderly woman from Beaver Springs recently told police she was the victim of a robbery. According to North Central PA dot com, Pennsylvania State police at Selinsgrove responded to the home of the 82 year old woman on Deerfield street in Spring Township, who said 17 hundred dollars in cash and her checkbook were missing. She told officers the theft occurred sometime between 9am on October 24th and 9:30pm on October 27th. If you have information call PA State Police at 570 374-8145.
EV COURSES EXPANDED AT PENN COLLEGE
Penn College has added more new technology to its curriculum and adapted their education offerings in the field of Electrical Vehicle systems after only offering a one-credit course in a Hybrid Vehicles for 10 previous years. According to Penn College, with the rapid expansion of the EV market, this semester was the first to offer the new three-credit course for Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology. The two faculty members in the emphasis, Christopher Holley, and Charles Probst were both recently credentialed as EV Pro+ certified instructors. Two 2023 all-electric vehicles, were also recently donated by Blaise Alexander Hyundai in State College.
FFA FRUIT FUNDRAISER ON MIFFLINBURG
The annual fruit fundraiser with the Mifflinburg FFA has begun and this year! According to the Daily Item, the MFFA has teamed up with Pee Jay’s Fresh Fruit to offer peck and half-peck fruit baskets that are hand-packed by the students themselves. Contact any Mifflinburg FFA member or order online at http://FreshFruitOrder.org/MifflinburgFFA or email Jarod Armstrong at [email protected]. Orders are being taken until Nov. 19 and will be delivered Dec. 5. Funds raised help support FFA members for field trips, conferences and competitions.
PIAA D4 HS Soccer Tonight
3A Girls Finals
Selinsgrove vs Shikellamy @ Midd-West HS 6pm
3A Boys Finals
Mifflinburg vs. Selinsgrove @ Midd-West HS – 8pm
(tickets @ piaad4.net)
HS Volleyball Finals Tomorrow 11/2
CV vs South Williamsport @ Athens HS – 5pm
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