BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS MARCH 18, 2022

REJUVENATION FOR A HISTORIC PROPERTY IN WILLIAMSPORT

The grant to clean up and re-dress the main entrance to the over 7 acre Williamsport Cemetery on Washington Blvd and Railway St is a grant full of money from multiple organizations and businesses to restore the Williamsport landmark. The Williamsport-Lycoming Community Fund , Dr. Randall F. Hipple Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) and multiple contributors are funding the major uptake to refurbish a property that was established in 1850. As reported by the Sun Gazette, the cemetery is where more than 3,500 souls have been interred, including 187 military veterans ranging from the Revolutionary War through the Korean wars.

MEETING ONE IN THE BOOKS FOR FIRE SERVICE

The first of several meetings to work to work towards a plan of mutual aid agreement between the Williamsport Bureau of Fire and the South Williamsport Fire Department was yesterday.  In attendance will be fire administration from the Williamsport Bureau of Fire and members of the South Williamsport borough administration. Williamsport Bureau of Deputy Chief Keith Lucas reports it was a productive meeting, with a follow up meeting next week.

MORE CHARGES FOR LYCOMING COUNTY INMATE

Lycoming County Prison inmate Tanner B. Sanders faces more charges, according to state police. As reported by Sun Gazette, Sanders was arrested following a high speed pursuit in Muncy on Feb 26. Now he is charged with receiving stolen property for an incident that happened in December 2020.  Following his arraignment before District William Solomon, he was recommitted in lieu of $5,000 bail. Co-defendant, Dakota Adams, 21, of Hollidaysburg, has already been charged in the case and faces further court action on charges of theft and receiving stolen property when he allegedly stole 22 brake drums from the Opp Company on East Lime Bluff Road in Muncy Creek Township.

A HAZARD MITIGATION PROGRAM GRANT

The Lycoming County commissioners approved applying for a Hazard Mitigation Program grant which is designed to cover both phases of engineering costs for the entire design of the 1,100 foot culvert, Lawshee Run, which runs along Allegheny Street in Jersey Shore. Total engineering costs carry an estimated price tag of $882,500. As reported by SUN Gazette, once the grant is approved, the entire project would be funded through state and federal dollars. According to Lycoming County Rick Mirabito, the repair of the Run is estimated to cost over $7 million dollars. The next commissioners’ meeting will be at 10 a.m. March 24 at the Commissioners’ Board Room, 1st floor Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St.

IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS FOR LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BOARD

A bond counsel has been secured in the amount of $9 million for use in capital building projects by the Loyalsock Township School Board. As reported by an online news agency, the bond is required for coverage of projects the district planned for the high, middle and elementary school. These projects include a new gymnasium at the high school, five classrooms and cafeteria expansion at the high school-middle school complex and four classrooms.  Already borrowed for the project is $9.9 million.

LOCK HAVEN MAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON

Aaron Confer, 23, of Lock Haven, was sentenced Thursday for his assault on his 3-month-old son in February of 2021.  Clinton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael F. Salisbury imposed sentences on one count of Aggravated Assault (F2) and one count of Endangering Welfare of a Child (F2), in front of a courtroom filled with several dozen attendees who showed their support for the injured baby boy as well as a handful of supporters of the Defendant.  Salisbury imposed an aggregate maximum sentence of 15 years in a State Correctional Facility, with initial parole eligibility after 26 months.

HARASSMENT AND STALKING IN DANVILLE

State Troopers have charged a Danville man with harassment and stalking. According to reports, it was in early March when, 61-year-old Louis Phillip Orlando, was charged after state police say he was harassing the victim. As reported by an online media source, Orlando fled but was captured and charged with stalking, harassment, fleeing and eluding. Charged were filed through Magisterial District Judge Toomey’s office in Sunbury.

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