BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS MARCH 25, 2022

WANTED: SUPERINTENDENT

The search for a new superintendent for the South Williamsport Area School District has begun. As reported by Northcentralpa.com, the current superintendent,  Dr. Mark Stamm, has resigned with his resignation was accepted earlier this year and his last day the end of this school term after 11 years in that position.  Business Manager Jamie Mowrey is in charge of the hiring process. The open position was posted on the SWASD website. Completed applications are to be returned by April 21.

PICKED UP ON OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP POLICE WARRANT

LARRY GENE PORTER JR. was arrested for retail theft and theft by deception after he stole t-shirts from Dollar General Store on Lycoming Creek Road and returned the stolen items for a refund. PORTER JR., who has a history of theft convictions in various states, was picked up early this morning by Lock Haven City Police on an Old Lycoming Twp. Police felony arrest warrant. PORTER JR. was subsequently arraigned and released on signature bail.

HARASSMENT CHARGES

A Watsontown man faces harassment charges after pushing a female into her car and causing injury. Milton state police, who report the incident occurred recently along Broadway in Turbotville, say a 22-year-old man shoved a 21-year-old female into the driver’s seat of her vehicle, causing injury. According to an online media source, charges have been filed.

HELP FOR GAS PRICES

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by local business leaders to call on Pennsylvania’s Republican-led General Assembly to immediately use $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help Pennsylvania families and small businesses that are hurting right now from inflation and rising prices. In February, Gov. Wolf proposed his $1.7 billion action plan. Today, he continues to call on the legislature to take immediate action on the proposal to put money back in the pockets of Pennsylvanians and put the commonwealth on the path to prosperity. The governor’s plan calls for $225 million to support small businesses across the commonwealth by recapitalizing the successful COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance Program.

SCHOOL RENOVATIONS IN STORE

Renovations remain a consideration for Loyalsock Valley and Lyter elementary schools as reported by the Montoursville Area School Board remained committed to exploring the renovations under consideration for Loyalsock Valley and Lyter elementary schools. As reported by sun gazette, there are eight options for the district. The project as a price tag of $10 million to replace heating and air conditioning systems with a less fossil fuel dependent natural gas operated heat pump to provide proper ventilation heating and cooling for upwards of 30 years.

EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT

A motor vehicle accident involving a garbage truck and a passenger car blocked created a detour in the area of the intersection of Northway Road and Third Street in Loyalsock Township just after 4 AM this morning.  With fire crews on the scene, there was no word as to the extent of the injuries to the occupants of the passenger car at this time. State police report the accident is under investigation.

DOMESTIC LED TO PURSUIT AND ARREST

A domestic in the Motel 6 on Old Montoursville Road in Loyalsock Township began the pursuit with law enforcement that ended in an arrest. As reported by SUN Gazette, Roland Martin, on Mondaty at 8:30 pm, jumped out a second-floor window and fled with the woman’s 2012 Ford Escape. Police attempted to stop Martin, but the pursuit lasted nearly 14 miles through Turbotville, McEwensville and Watsontown, where Martin was arrested in the 400 block of Main Street when he jumped out of the car and took off on foot, police said. Following his arraignment before District Judge William Solomon on felony fleeing police, DUI, recklessly endangering, endangering the welfare of a child and several summary traffic violations, Martin was jailed in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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