Lycoming County Resource Management Services and Upper Fairfield Officials have been working to maintain a clean, safe, and sustainable recycling drop off program located at Upper Fairfield Township municipal building. Unfortunately, the recycling site has become a location for unwanted household waste. People have been discharging waste; including tires, ceramic toilets, and other unwanted waste. Leaving such items at the site has become too much of a burden on the township and the Township Supervisors have voted to permanently close their site. The Upper Fairfield Township recycling drop site will be permanently closed after Monday, July 12.
COVID-19 CURRENT DASHBOARD
The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 746 new cases of COVID-19. There were 19 new cases in Northumberland County, 4 in Potter, 3 in Union, 3 in Snyder, 3 in Lycoming, 2 in Clinton.
DONATION TO EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Evangelical Community Health and Wellness was recently presented a check nearing $15,000 by Jersey Mike’s Subs in Lewisburg to support health education programs and low/no cost screens provided by the Hospital to members in the community. Donations throughout the month and 100% of the sales on their actual Day of Giving were given to Evangelical Hospital. The Lewisburg franchise has supported the Hospital since its opening in 2016.
FRIENDS OF FLIGHT 93
The desire to tell the stories of selfless heroism and bravery of the Flight 93 passengers and crew members remains strong 20 years later. Two central U.S. Government leaders at the time of the 9/11 terror attacks have joined the effort to ensure stories are not lost to history. Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Tom Ridge, first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, have joined the call for nominations for the inaugural Flight 93 Heroes Award. The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial helped by being the nonprofit partner. The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial is inviting nominations for the First Annual Flight 93 Heroes Award. The award will be announced around September 11.
FELONIES TO BUSINESS OWNER WHO FAILED TO PROVIDE WORK AS PROMISED
The owner of Pitbull Construction & Maintenance LLC was charged with three felonies after failing to make good on a promise to complete work for a customer. Jason Port of Mill Hall was charged with theft by deception, deceptive business practices, and receiving advance payment for services and failing to perform. Port was also charged with multiple felonies back on January 4, 2021 when he allegedly promised to do work for a person and never showed up. Port was given $50,000 unsecured bail, which he posted on June 2.
SEXUAL FELONY CHARGES ON CANTON MAN
A Canton man sexually abused a child and told a woman and another girl about it in 2019, according to a Lycoming County jury. The jury found Michael Harris of Canton guilty Friday of 15 of the 16 chares presented during his criminal trial Thursday. Harris was first lagged down by the Pennsylvania State Police when Facebook forwarded a tip to the police in May 2019 regarding messages Harris sent of the Facebook Messenger platform. Harris is scheduled to be sentenced before Lycoming County Judge Ryan Tira August 5 for raped of child, statutory sexual assault and sexual other sexual felonies.
DOMESTIC RELATIONS ARREST WARRANT
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for Jeremy Lynn Slaterbeck Thursday morning. According to the release, the office holds an active warrant for Slaterbeck over domestic relations. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. There have also been bench warrants issued for Kyra R. Solt for Contempt of Court, Michael J. Kaleinek for domestic abuse, and James A. Coleman for Contempt of Court. Authorities ask that anyone with information about the whereabouts of these people call the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.
CLOSING OF COVID-19 TEST SITE
Evangelical Community Hospital is closing its COVID-19 testing site at the end of next week, another sign of returning to normal in the Valley. The hospital announced Friday it will close its testing site on St. Mary Street in Lewisburg next Friday at 3 p.m. It will remain closed unless community spread dictates a future need. After next Friday, the hospital says anyone with COVID symptoms should contact their primary care provider, visit the respiratory clinic at Urgent Care of Evangelical , or go to the Emergency Department. Next Tuesday, a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic is being held at the Hospital from 8-11 a.m.
WILLIAMSPORT’S SECOND FIRST FRIDAY
The city of Williamsport hosted its second First Friday of the year. People went up and down West Fourth Street, browsing crafts, purchasing food and enjoying music and company. Kids were invited to sit in the driver’s seat of a city fire department ladder truck. The Williamsport Bureau of Fire set up a tent outside City Hall and offered fire safety pamphlets and plastic fire helmets. Live music from all generations set the mood for the evening.