BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 16, 2020

TOOLS STOLEN FROM LOCAL FARM
Tools were stolen from a Muncy farm and state police are investigating.  According to the Sun Gazette, there are reports that yard tools including chainsaws and weed whackers, along with a battery charger were stolen from Brown’s Tree Farm on Stan Wan Road in Moreland Township.  Estimates are that the tools were worth 27 hundred dollars, if you have information on the burglary, call state police.

MONTGOMERY STILL CONSIDERING REGIONALIZATION
Police regionalization is still on the table in Montgomery.  With new members on councils at township levels after recent elections, Borough Police Cpl. Eric Winters is preparing a list of goals using facts and information he has compiled on the subject to present in Muncy, Montgomery and  also for township supervisors in Clinton Brady and Muncy Creek.  Discussions continue comparing consolidation vs regionalization locally which are part of a movement happening in police department communities across the country.

MONTOURSVILLE APPROVES FEASIBILITY STUDY
Facing millions of dollars in costs to upgrade the elementary school system, the Montoursville school board will do a feasibility study to find the best option for the district. A presentation to the board revealed costs of up to over 8 million dollars to renovate Loyalsock Valley Middle and the board opted to get all the options before spending taxpayer money.  The study would show the different impact the options would have on the community and education, and will cost 5 to 8 thousand dollars. The board is next scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 28

BOYS OF SUMMER RAISE MONEY IN WINTER
The Williamsport Crosscutters raised $6,750 for the West End Christian Community Center at the 14th annual Crosscutters Hot Stove Banquet last night at the Genetti. The event included  — auctions, an address from owner Peter Freund and interviews with ESPN’s Tim Kiurkjian,  Phllies legend Greg Luzinski —   A presentation for former Cutters manager Pat Borders who had his number 10 retired by the Crosscutters.

SHAMOKIN WOMAN, BABY INJURED IN CRASH
A woman from Shamokin was injured along with her infant passenger in her car Monday night in Northumberland county, and she is facing charges.  According to Stonington State police, Sheyka Roque had minor injuries and was taken to Geisinger for evaluation along with the baby who was in a safety seat.  The accident occurred along Route 61 in Shamokin Township, where Roque’s SUV hit an embankment and flipped.  She has been charged with reckless driving and another citation according to police.

CITY HALL MEETING FOR UNCERTAIN UPMC EMPLOYEES
There will be a City Hall meeting for the UPMC employees who are affected by the upcoming  closing of UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury .  Sunbury Mayor Kurt Karlovich told media outlets that the meeting will be next Tuesday at 5pm in Sunbury City Council chambers at 225 Market Street.  There are reports that hospital workers have been told that the facility will close by January 31, instead of the earlier announced closure March 31.  Karlovich said representatives from the state house, the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, CareerLink and Degenstein Community Library will be on hand to provide information on available resources

LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LOCK HAVEN
Legacy scholarships have been approved by the Lock Haven University Alumni Association Board of Directors.  According to the University, a child, grandchild, sibling or legally adopted dependent of a Lock Haven University graduate is eligible for 4 awards of 1000 dollars each year.  Recipients will be selected by the university’s Admissions team from each of four regional territories in the state.

ACTOR WANTS BLACK BEAR AT CLUB RELEASED
The Asiatic black bear known as Dillan, who has resided at the Union County Sportsman Club for 10 years, has caught the attention actor Alec Baldwin. Baldwin, known for his role on Saturday Night Live, has written letters to Governor Tom Wolf, asking for the release of the bear. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETAclaims Dillan is suffering from obesity and a life-threatening dental disease. Club officials have said the bear is fine. The animal rights group has secured placement for the bear at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado at no cost to the owners or the club.

Sports
NBA

Pistons beat the Celtics 116 to 103, 76’ers beat the Nets 117 to 106, Heat beat the Spurs 100 to 106, Raptors beat Thunder 130 to 121, Bulls beat Wizards 115 to 106, Pacers beat the Timberwolves 104 to 99, Nuggets beat the Hornets 100 to 86, Trailblazers beat the Rockets 117 to 107, Mavericks beat the Kings 127 to 123, Magic beat the Lakers 119 to 118.
NHL
Blackhawks beat the Canadiens 4 to 1, Flyers beat the blues 4 to 3
HS Girls Basketball
Muncy beat Montgomery 46 to 38, Sullivan County beat Millville 53 to 36, Galeton beat Austin 38 to 22, Warrior Run beat Juniata 67 to 44
HS Boys Basketball
Saint John Neumann beat CMVT 68 to 30, Bucktail beat Benton 53 to 33,   Williamsport beat Hollidaysburg 70 to 47, Hughesville beat Warrior Run 46 to 39, Athens beat Wellsboro 71-57, North Penn Liberty over Canton 61 to 58, Southern Columbia beat South Williamsport 62 to 45, Loyalsock beat Lewisburg 63 to 57, Wyalusing beat North Penn Mansfield 51 to 49, Central Columbia beat Montoursville 60 to 51
Men’s Basketball
Lycoming beat Lebanon Valley 76-54, PSU Harrisburg beat Penn College 100-52, Kutztown beat Mansfield 77 to 63, Lock Haven defeats West Chester 89-84,
Women’s Basketball
Lycoming beat Lebanon Valley OT 81-77,  PSU Harrisburg over Penn College 73 to 69, West Chester beat Lock Haven 76-69, Bucknell beat American 68 to 43, Kutztown beat Mansfield 69-57

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