BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS NOV. 30, 2021

NO TAX INCREASE PROPOSAL

A no tax increase proposal from Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter at last evening’s Williamsport City Council Budget hearing. In this first hearing, of two planned, city council was task to review proposed budgets for multiple Williamsport City Departments including, but not limited to, the mayor’s office, department of public works and streets and parks. According to SUN Gazette, a variety of miscellaneous budget proposals were also reviewed. City Council will convene again for another work session for the budget on Wednesday at 7 pm to finalize items for the full council meeting on Thursday at 7 pm.

LOCAL COVID-19 CASES FROM MONDAY

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Monday reported new COVID-19 cases. Clinton County reported 20 new cases. In Centre County 72 new cases were recorded. Lycoming County added 55 new cases. Northumberland County had 48, 17 in Snyder, and 11 each in Montour and Union counties. Tioga County had 8 new covid-19 cases listed yesterday.

INCREASE IN MILITARY TRAINING FLIGHTS IN NORTH-CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

Military training flights, increasing in number from 170 to 270 days a year and flying at altitudes as low as 100 feet, over north-central Pennsylvania has been proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Maryland Air National Guard. However, the Clinton County Commissioners in conjunction with 12th district Congressman Fred Keller, 15th district Congressman G-T Thompson and 9th district Congressman Dan Meuser  are requesting a  the FAA and the Maryland National Guard to establish a town hall on the topic and postponement of the deadline for public comment/inquiries, to extend beyond Dec. 15.
The commissioners had said earlier in November there are more questions than answers about the Guard proposal to increase the number of training flights and lower their altitude. According to therecordonline.com, presently any training exercises have to stay at 10,000 feet or above.

 2022 BUDGET FOR CLINTON COUNTY

The preliminary 2022 budget for Clinton County will be reviewed at the voting session at a Thursday meeting, according to the Clinton County Commissioners, Board Chairman Miles Kessinger when the commissioners’ met for a work session yesterday. Kessinger noted the document is set to be placed on display for the public and then final adoption Thursday, December 30. According to therecordonline.com, also on the adgenda for Thursday will be a vote on a 4-year contract with those applicable maintenance personnel and correctional officers who work at the Clinton County Correctional Facility.

 CHIRP FUNDING

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 5,860 businesses received funding support this year through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program (CHIRP), helping to protect and preserve this vital industry in Pennsylvania. Throughout the pandemic, the Wolf Administration has worked to provide tools and resources to help our small business community weather the challenges of this pandemic, including allocating $225 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for Small Business Assistance. This program prioritized grants to main street and historically disadvantaged businesses in the commonwealth. More than 10,000 businesses were approved for grants, half of which went to historically disadvantaged businesses. Another $50 million in CARES Act funding was allocated to Hazard Pay for frontline workers. Further, the COVID-19 Capital Working Access Program (CWCA) provided $60 million in loans to small businesses, the administration deferred loan repayments for businesses.

LITTLE LEAGUE SCHEDULE 2022-2024

During the annual fall meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, the official dates for the 2024 Little League World Series (LLWS) were announced, confirming the dates for all seven World Series events as well as the international rotation for the Little League Baseball® World Series through 2024.

Little League Baseball® World Series 10- to 12-year-olds
South Williamsport, Pennsylvania … 63rd Season in South Williamsport; 75th Season Overall in 2022 … 2022 Dates: August 17-28  2023 Dates: August 16-27 2024 Dates: August 14-25

 

CHILD ABUSE CHARGES PENDING IN MIDDLEBURG

After breaking the 5-year-old child’s arm, State Police reported Cierrah Holley-Howard of Middleburg attempted to flee, but was taken into custody. This case, according to an online media outlet, remains under investigation.

2022 106TH FARM SHOW

Pennsylvania is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition under one roof in the nation. The event showcases the quality and breadth of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry and the people who make it thrive. The show offers visitors a tiny slice of the industry that employs nearly half a million people and contributes $185 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy every year.  After their first ever virtual show in 2021, they are excited to get back to a more traditional in person show and yet continue with some of the new virtual experiences that have allowed Pennsylvanians to participate and join the Farm Show in new ways. Get ready to celebrate the  106th Farm Show, January 8-15, 2022.

TRIAL SELECTION FOR 2019 HOMICIDE CASE

The jury selection for murder charges against a Missouri man for a homicide in 2019 at a motel in Montour County.  According to Daily Item, the trial is slated for Dec 7-14.  David Earle Dowing Jr is accused in the shooting of Derrick Potts of New Jersey at the Super 8 near the Interstate 80 exchange, on Route 54.

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