BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 12, 2019

MUNCY WOMAN ROLLS CAR INTO DITCH

A young woman from Muncy escaped serious injury after she was involved in a rollover accident last Wednesday along Warrior Run Boulevard in Northumberland County. Eighteen year-old Cassidy Thomas was driving her 2002 Pontiac GrandAm an eighth of a mile south of Trent Road and went off the road.  Thomas’ car hit a ditch which caused her car to flip and rollover coming to rest on it’s roof.  She was transported to Evangelical Community Hospital with minor injuries.

POLICE DROP HARRASSMENT CHARGES

South Williamsport police have withdrawn some stalking and harassment charges filed against 34 year-old Keith Eck of Williamsport.  Eck was originally charged after police say he repeatedly called and texted his estranged wife, Courtney, on May 18th.  Eck who waived his preliminary hearing, still faces one count each of harassment and public drunkenness.  He is free on 50 thousand dollars bail.

MONTGOMERY COUNCIL MEMBER RESIGNATION APPROVED

The Montgomery Borough Council may reorganize after council member, Mark Barbier’s resignation was approved at last night’s commissioner’s meeting.  Barbier resigned due to personal issues according to the Williamsport Sun Gazette.  The council voted to reorganize after a new member is appointed  – a task that needs to be done by June 24th.  The next council meeting is July 16th in the borough office in Montgomery.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP ROAD STAYS CLOSED ANOTHER DAY

A local road in Montour County remains closed after additional work was needed yesterday.  Klondike Road is still closed through this afternoon between Route 642 and Valley Road in Liberty Township due to a damaged drainage pipe. A detour is in place using Route 642 and Route 54.

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP GRADUATE HEADS TO WEST POINT

A young woman from Loyalsock Township has been accepted to West Point.  Alessia Antonacci told the Sun Gazette that even the application process to the military academy is a challenge since she had to be triple qualified through a congressional nomination.  Antonacci who just graduated from Loyalsock Township High School, is the principal nominee from former State Representative Tom Marino’s office.  Antonacci will head to the Army’s West Point Academy for basic this summer and then has a goal to be a military anesthesiologist.  The school typically accepts about a thousand men and between 200 and 300 women each year.

TROY MAN ARRESTED FOR DUI

A man discovered to have violated his bail from a fatal DUI accident last February was arrested for suspected DUI and drug use Monday in Burlington Township.  Samuel Lee Corey of Troy was found sleeping behind the wheel of his Green Plymouth Neon while parked at a Dandy Mini-Mart on Berwick Turnpike.  State Police found multiple suspected heroin needles and a marijuana pipe inside the car.  Corey was taken into custody.

PRIMARY BALLOT BECOMES OFFICIAL

The official list of nominees for Lycoming County offices, municipal and school board positions has been released following the May 21st primary election.   The list was  unofficial until the official vote count required by the state took place. Two candidates for the Loyalsock Area School Board received the same number of write-in votes. There will be a special drawing at noon Monday to decide the winner between Garth Gelnett and Valerie Komarnicki.

TAX INCREASES IN JERSEY SHORE

Tax increases for the Jersey Shore area school district have been approved and the millage has been determined for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.  Home owners can expect to pay $49.97 for every 100 thousand dollars of assessed property value in Clinton County and $54.02 in Lycoming County.  The board discussed the need for tax increases citing wages, benefits and the bill for student’s attending charter schools the driving force behind the increase.  According to the Sun Gazette, without the increase, the board would be making up a 1 million dollar deficit for the upcoming year.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TEAMS FACE POTENTIAL CHANGES

A bill has been introduced in the PA State Legislature that will separate the high school state championship tournaments between public and non-public schools.  House Bill 1600 of the Parity in Interscholastic Athletics Act was introduced by Republican Aaron Bernstine representing Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties.  According to the Sun Gazette, the separation supports teams facing competitive balance challenges and then the two teams would meet for a final state championship.  Football, baseball, girls and boys’ basketball, girls and boys’ soccer and girls’ volleyball and softball would be subject to the separation.

CONTRACTOR SOUGHT FOR FRAUD

State police in Montoursville are investigating reports of a roofing contractor who has allegedly committed fraud in Lycoming and surrounding counties.  Francis Fredin, owner of PA Metal Roofs & Vinyl Siding LLC, signed a contract was paid a more than 12 thousand dollar down payment last November and never did the work according to the homeowner.  Police say there are similar reports involving Fredin and another fraud charge pending in Milton.  If you have been a victim in a similar case with this company, contact your local police.

Sports

HS Baseball

Devon Prep outplayed South Williamsport yesterday in the PIAA Class Double AA Semi-finals yesterday, 3 -1.

In Major League Baseball

Yankees beat the Mets 12 – 5 in the 1st game and it was the Mets over the Yankees in the second game of the doubleheader yesterday,10-4, Baltimore over Toronto 4-2, Cleveland edged Cincinnati 2-1 in 10 innings, Oakland over Tampa Bay 4-3, Rangers clunked the Red Sox 9-5, Houston hit Milwaukee 10-8, Twins over the Mariners 6-5, Chicago White Sox over the Nationals 7-5, Kansas City beat Detroit 3-2, Philadelphia bounced Arizona 7-4, Cleveland tripped Cincinnati 2-1 in 10 innings, St. Louis routed Miami 7-1, Braves beat the Pirates 7-5, Rockies trounced the Cubs 10-3,  Giants inked the Padres 6-5, and it was the Angels over the Dodgers 5-3.

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