BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

RESIDENT CAUSE ROAD COLLAPSE
A Porter Township resident, attempting to find a water leak underneath a Jersey Shore public roadway caused the road to collapse after digging for the leak with a jackhammer.  According to the Sun Gazette, a leak at a High Street residence caused the Jersey Shore Joint Water Authority to shut off the water to make repairs for 5 days.  The resident started digging up the road himself on day 6.  Now that the borough manager was called in and the Joint Authority fixed the leak, the hole in the road will be filled.  It’s expected to cost the private citizens there – who will be sent the bill –  between 5 and 8 thousand dollars to repair.

MAYORAL DEBATE SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK
There is a mayoral debate scheduled for next Tuesday between City Councilman Derek Slaughter and Republican Challenger Eric Beiter at the Klump Academic Center Auditorium at 7pm at Penn College.  On the agenda is discussion about plans for the economy, public safety and administration of the mayoral office.  According to the Sun Gazette, the debate will be moderated by Craig Miller of Penn College’s Student Government Association.

HIT AND RUN TAKES OUT POWER POLE – CAUSES OUTAGES
Forty eight people lost power in Northumberland after a power pole came down from a hit and run tractor trailer accident Monday night around 9:40 pm.  Penn DOT Crews worked on the scene of the wreck Tuesday and cause traffic delays along Front Street and Orange streets – the current construction detour route.  WKOK reports that the road is back open, the pole replaced and power restored.  An investigation continues into the accident that caused the outage.

9/11 MOTORCYCLE RIDE TONIGHT
As we remember September 11th, 2001 today, motorcyclists prepare for the 9/11 Memorial Ride that begins tonight with a memorial service at 5pm.  The  9-Eleven coalition will meet all those interested in participating at the Clinton Township Fire Hall in Montgomery.  Tank Baird told Backyard Broadcasting yesterday the first ride was impromptu 19 years ago, but now thousands of riders line the streets with a police escort with the spirit and purpose of remembering those we lost. The Reverend Gary Smith told Backyard Broadcasting yesterday that he will be taking on the mantle of blessing the ride and riders as Father Manno.  The ride today is in memory of Manno – who was an original rider on that first impromptu ride in 2001.  According to the Sun Gazette, the city agreed to open a lane at the East Third and Basin Street project for the bikes to pass.   Details about the ride are at 911memorial coalition dot org.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT APPROVED
A Memorandum of understanding between Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority and  DuBoistown was approved by South Williamsport Borough Council Monday.  The two groups will now cooperate on the costs of managing storm water mandates required by the EPA.  According to the Sun Gazette a budget to tackle the costs will now be created first.  There will be a public hearing about a possible fee required for homeowners contributing to storm water management funding.  A cooperative agreement is expected to be in place by 2020.

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST CLINTON FIRE CHIEF
Charges have been dropped against Clinton Township Fire Chief Todd Wynder according to the office of District Judge Gary Whiteman. According to the Sun Gazette, State Police withdrew the charges of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment that were filed in March of this year.  The incident took place at the Clinton Township building in Montgomery over Wynder’s alleged reaction to the timeframe of an inspection at his home.

GOVERNOR WOLF FIGHTS OPIOID ADDICTION
There will be several Valley area locations to get free Naloxone (or Narcan) this month as part of Governor Wolf’s effort to reduce opioid overdoses through the program “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week”.  Locations include Montour, Northumberland and Union County State Health Centers and the Selinsgrove Center on Route 522 in Selinsgrove.  Distributions on September 18 will take place from 11am to 7pm and from 9am to 3pm on September 25, while supplies last.

FLAGS AT HALF STAFF TODAY
Governor Tom Wolf  has ordered all US and Commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex at Commonwealth facilities and throughout the state lowered to half -staff as a memorial to the 9/11 attacks.  The Governor invites all PA residents to participate in this tribute from sunrise to sunset today.

Sports
Major League Baseball
Tigers edged the Yankees 12-11, Phillies over the Braves 6-5, Dodgers beat the Orioles 7-3, Blue Jays over the Red Sox 4-3, Mets beat the Diamondbacks 3-2, Brewers over the Marlins 4-3, Twins beat the Nationals 5-nothing, Rays over the Rangers 5-3, White Sox beat the Royals 7-3, A’s routed the Astros 21-7, Rockies beat the Cardinals 2-1, Giants over the Pirates 5-4, Indians blanked the Angels 8-nothing, Padres over the Cubs 9-8, Mariners beat the Reds 4-3.

HS Girls Tennis

Hughesville over Montoursville 3-2, South Williamsport over Bloomsburg 5-Love, Danville beat Loyalsock 3-2, Jersey Shore over Selinsgrove 4-1,
HS Girls Soccer
Wyalusing beast Wellsboro one nil, Southern Columbia over Hughesville 3-1
HS Boys Soccer
Jersey Shore over  Shikellemy 6-1, Milton beat Montoursville 4-zip, Selinsgrove defeated Williamsport 2-nothing, Sullivan County over Muncy 5-1, South Williamsport beat Southern Columbia 3-nothing, and Lewisburg took out Shamokin  13-nothing.

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