FOUR TEAMS WILL BE ELIMINATED TODAY

Four teams went to 2 and 0 at the Little League World Series yesterday. Aguadulce Panama got by the team from Sydney Australia by a 3-2 score, Endwell New York was a 3-1 winner over Goodlettsville Tennessee, Seoul South Korea was a 10-0 five inning winner over Vancouver B.C. and Bowling Green Kentucky broke a 7th inning tie with 11 runs for a 14-4 win over Johnston Iowa.  Today’s games start with a consolation game at 11am as Japan takes on Texas, followed by four elimination games. British Columbia takes on Mexico at 1, Iowa against Rhode Island at 3, Australia plays Curacao at 5 and Tennessee goes up against California at 7:30.

PERSON STRUCK WHILE RIDING A BIKE

Williamsport medical personnel were called out around 9 last evening for reports of a person struck while riding their bicycle.  In the 9:00 hour last night, a person riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle in the 100 block of Maynard Street in the vicinity of Sheetz and Burger King.  When emergency crews arrived, that person was reported as being alert and responsive. They were taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment.  The victim was not named, and their condition was not released.  The driver of the vehicle has not been identified and the incident is under investigation by Williamsport Police...

TRADE AND TRANSIT II TO OPEN

The downtown Williamsport landscape has changed over the past several years, and another large opening is scheduled for this Friday.  The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Trade and Transit Centre Two along West Third Street in Williamsport will take place at 11am on Fridays ahead of the Williamsport Welcomes the World Street Festival.  The building will house the offices for River Valley Transit as well as housing the Uptown Music Collective and a large conference area on the third floor.  Look for tours all day. There is also a plaza out back which officials hope to use for a variety of events in the future. 

A NEW CONTRACT FOR JERSEY SHORE TEACHERS

Following 18 months of negotiations, the Jersey Shore Area School Board last night said yes to a contract with the Jersey Shore Area education Association. Details have not been released, though officials say that the two sides went back and forth for the past 18 months over two main subjects.  Those being wages and health care.  The Board said yes by a 6-3 vote during their meeting last night and now goes to the Education association for a vote at which time details will then be released regarding raises and benefits.

BASEBALL COMMISSIONER IN TOWN

The Little League World Series welcomed an important visitor yesterday in the form of Major League Baseball’s Commissioner.  Rob Manfred made his second visit to the series in the past couple of years; the first was just before he was election to take over for Bud Selig as Commissioner.  Manfred spoke to the press yesterday about baseball’s efforts to further the growth of youth baseball as well as open up new avenues with Cuba to further the relationship between the two countries when it comes to the game of baseball.  He also was tabbed to throw out the first pitch before the New York/Tennessee game.

SANDUSKY TRYING TO GET A NEW TRIAL

Another day in Centre County court today as former Penn State assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky tries to get a new trial. Testimony yesterday centered on conflicting statements given by one of Sandusky’s victims.  Sandusky is serving a 30-60 years sentence after being found guilty in 2012 of several counts of child molestation.  Testimony also centered yesterday on improper leaks of material from the grand jury that investigated Sandusky before he was charges.  Sandusky had testified on the first day of his trial last week proclaiming his innocence and telling the court that he got bad advice from his original counsel.

DUI ENFORCEMENT

Officials with the Lycoming County DUI Enforcement team announced yesterday that they will be busy over the next couple of weeks.  The team will conduct DUI Checkpoints and Roving Patrols through the Labor Day weekend.  Everyone is encouraged to celebrate safely and not to drink or drive as the life you save may be you’re own or that of a loved one.  Police will strictly enforce the .08 percent blood alcohol limit. You are reminded that if you plan on drinking, to designate a sober driver or get a cab ride home. 

YAW TO HOST TWO SESSIONS

23rd District State Senator Gene Yaw will be a busy man next Monday as he hosts a pair of Overdose Prevention Seminars within his district.  Yaw who has been instrumental in getting legislation passed in Harrisburg in the fight against opioids will be on hand for the seminars which are for local law enforcement, EMS, Fire Departments and School District officials in which participants will hear testimonials, have the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and learn how to administer naloxone, a drug which reverses the effects of overdoses.  The seminars will be held on August 29th from 10am to 11:30am at the Wysox Volunteer Fire Hall in Bradford County and the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport from 2 to 3:30pm.

FCFP SEPTEMBER SURPRISE

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, fresh off a laser light show concert with the Williamsport Symphony has announced its 9th out of 12 monthly surprises as they continue to celebrate their 100th anniversary.  The Foundation will host children’s author Eric Littwin, a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the original four Pet the Cat Books, the Nuts and Groovy Joe.  Mr. Litwin will provide a family friendly interaction show at the Community Arts Center beginning at 10am on Saturday September 10th and following the presentation, photo opportunities will be available with Pet the Cat and the Litwin will sign books. The event is free to the public.