PROWLING AT NIGHT CHARGES IN LEWISBURG
A Milton man was charged for allegedly peeping into windows of female students at Bucknell University’s off campus housing on S. Seventh Street during the evening hours of May 16 and 17. According to Buffalo Valley Regional Police, they found Brandon Miller, 35, lurking in the trees along the side of 30-32 S. Seventh Street, shortly before midnight on May 17. Northcentralpa.com reports Miller faces several misdemeanor charges of loitering and prowling at night and his preliminary hearing is set for June 24 at the office of District Judge Jeffrey A. Rowe.
A Williamsport man was charged with a felony after authorities discovered he rented two firearms from the National Range and Armory on April 25. Montoursville State Police report, Akeem Montez Hall, 27, of Williamsport rented a functioning semi-automatic handgun and semi-automatic rifle. Due to a previous conviction, Hall is not permitted to possess a firearm, according to northcentralpa.com. His preliminary hearing is scheduled with Judge Aaron BEAK LEE (Biichle) and Hall is being held at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $85,000 monetary bail.
JURY DECIDING THE FATE OF A CANTON MAN
A Lycoming County jury heard arguments from prosecutors as well as defense attorneys for a Canton man regarding his alleged sexual abuse of a minor before deliberating last evening. Harris’ case first came to the attention of the Pennsylvania State Police through a cyber tip from a Facebook moderation team in May of 2019, which informed them of the Messenger conversations Harris allegedly had with multiple minors. According to SUN Gazette, Michael Harris, 31, faces 16 counts related to alleged sexual abuse of a female minor.
GROWING GREENER GRANT
The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority at its recent meeting approved an $80,000 Growing Greener Grant for stormwater infrastructure upgrades in South Williamsport.The grant is addressing the stormwater basin located behind the CVS store along West Southern Avenue, according to SUN Gazette. The project is part of meeting compliance under the Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction guidelines.Construction of the project is expected to begin next year.
LIMESTONE WATER SYSTEM
The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority at its recent meeting approved professional engineering services for the Limestone Water System which serves customers in the communities of Oval and Oriole. The state Department of Environmental Protection program will address capital improvements. According to Sun Gazette, the service comes at no cost to the Authority and will include preparation of construction bids.
A Mifflinburg man is facing assault charges after a child told police she was being abused. According to the police affidavit, Brandon Wilson, 31, has choked her and dragged her up the stairs by her hair. A witness said she has also observed Wilson striking the victim on several occasions, including with a belt. According to a media outlet, Wilson is being charged with harassment, strangulation, assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
BILLTOWN BLUES FESTIVAL
The 31st annual Billtown Blues Festival will be coming next week with “world-class” blues music, musicians, food and all-around experience according to Bonnie Tallman, event producer. The stage will be set and ready for performers from Friday, June 11 through Sunday June 13 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. Tickets are only available for purchase through the Billtown Blues Association website. There are options for one day tickets as well as a bundle that allows you all three days.
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE
Pennsylvania College of Technology has appointed the Presidential Search Committee charged with the selection of a successor to longtime President Davie Jane Gilmour, who announced recently she will retire next year. The 17-member Presidential Search Committee consists of four members of the Penn College Board of Directors, seven faculty members, five administrators and one student. Their job is to gather input from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and local community leaders to make the process as transparent and inclusive as possible to attract the strongest pool of candidates.
200 ROBOTIC-ASSISTED PEDIATRIC SPINE SURGERIES IN A PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL
As of May 2021, Geisinger’s Dr Meagen Fernandez has performed more than 200 robotic-assisted pediatric spine surgeries at the Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute. It is the only pediatric hospital in Pennsylvania using robotic assisted technology for pediatric spine surgery. Dr. Fernandez specializes in treating pediatric sports injuries, ACL reconstruction, fractures and traumatic injuries, and scoliosis. For her pediatric spine surgeries, she uses the Medtronic Renaissance™ system, the first robotic spine assist technology used in Pennsylvania to treat pediatric patients with scoliosis that requires surgery. Renaissance™ is designed to improve the safety and accuracy of implant placement in spine surgery.
CUTTERS JOB FAIR
The Williamsport Crosscutters are looking for energetic, motivated individuals to fill part-time seasonal positions in the Food and Beverage Department at Historic Bowman Field for the 2021 Season. Interested individuals must apply in-person at the Cutters Job Fair to be held Wednesday, June 9 from 4-6pm at Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, 1700 W. Fourth St, Williamsport.