PENNDOT TREATING ROADS FOR ICE
PennDOT crews are out on the roads this morning and there is an advisory that motorists should be aware of changing weather conditions and that limiting travel is advised. Weather predictions call for freezing rain in the morning hours which could cause potential icy conditions. Crews are spreading salt and anti-skid and will continue treating the roads in the region during the storm and until roads are clear.
WILLIAMSPORT COUPLE DISPLACED BY FIRE
The Red Cross is assisting a couple from Williamsport who were displaced when a fire damaged their home. According to the Sun gazette, city fire Chief Samuel Aungst told the Sun Gazette, that a lit candle was the cause of the fire at 1720 Malvin Place on January 13th and that Daniel and Nancy Morrett escaped any serious injury. The home sustained over 5 thousand dollars-worth of damage.
NO TAX HIKE EXPECTED IN MUNCY
Approving a resolution to stay within the state’s measure for determining property tax increases justified by wage inflation of 5.2% for the next budget year, the Muncy School board has capped any millage rate increase at.869. According to the Sun Gazette, Muncy School Board President Scott Johnson says the district has not raised taxes in three years and other administers say a tax hike is not something they foresee. A proposed budget may be approved by the board in April with a deadline for a final spending plan on June 30th.
HARLEM WIZARDS TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR WASD
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation will hold a fundraiser next month hosting the Harlem Wizards at the Magic Dome at Williamsport Area High School. According to the Sun Gazette, the family friendly game presented by Geisinger, will feature basketball wizardry on the hardwood by the New Jersey based group. This is the third time the Harlem Wizards have come to Williamsport and will play a team of teachers, principals, staff and students for the “Millionaire Magicians” Team, previously raising almost 80 thousand dollars for the education foundation. Advance tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general admission for the event February 9th at 6:30.
MOBILE HOME FIRE IN MONTOUR COUNTY
A Montour Township woman lost her mobile home Sunday after a fire destroyed the structure that started around 2am. According to the Press Enterprise, Sheila Kressler woke to smoke filling her 80 foot Montour Boulevard trailer overnight. Fire crews from Montour and Columbia County responded along with crews from Buckhorn, Bloomsburg, Catawissa Danville and Mahoning Township who worked with volunteers to protect an electrical panel and two large propane tanks on the property. The fire was contained to Kressler’s property with no injuries reported and no other homes were damaged.
MUNCY MAN CHARGED FOR SOLICITING 15 YEAR OLD
A Muncy man is due in court January 20th after he attempted to meet up with a 15 year old boy on a dating app, but who was instead a local person posing as a boy in order to catch predators. According to North Central PA dot com, police were waiting for 50 year old Brian David Hess when he arrived at the predetermined meeting place in Muncy. Hess was charged with felony criminal attempt of deviate sexual acts with a minor, corruption of minors and other charges. Hess was incarcerated at Lycoming County Prison.
NEW AG IN PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General has been named after the former Attorney General Josh Shapiro resigned ahead of his inauguration as Governor Tuesday. According to Pennsylvania Attorney General social media accounts, career prosecutor Michelle Henry is set to serve as Attorney General. Henry will be the fourth woman to serve as attorney general, a list that includes Kathleen Kane who was previously found guilty of perjury in a 2016 trial in which Henry served as the prosecutor.
SCHOOL AGE SINGERS SOUGHT IN SELINSGROVE
The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale is holding auditions this weekend for student singers from 2nd to 12th grade to rehearse and perform in Selinsgrove. According to North Central PA dot com, Youth music director Coleen Renshaw is scheduling auditions as well as holding auditions Saturday from 10 til noon and Monday 6 to 8pm at Sharon Lutheran Church on South Market Street in Selinsgrove. SVYC’s youth program complements school music programs, giving talented youth singers the opportunity to sing and perform at an advanced level with other highly motivated singers. Successful candidates will rehearse Mondays starting January 30th through the April 23rd performance at the church.
PIAA District IV
Southern Columbia 72 Loyalsock 66
Hughesville 53 Mount Carmel 47
Shikellamy 80 Jersey Shore 55
Central Columbia 69 Midd-West 42
Bloomsburg 53 Warrior Run 47
Danville 70 Mifflinburg 63
Lewisburg 50 Montoursville 39
Shamokin 69 Milton 50
Central Mountain 51 Selinsgrove 42
NE Bradford 47 Athens 45 (OT)
Montgomery 42 CMVT 8
Towanda 44 North Penn-Liberty 29
Benton 40 Bucktail 39
Northwest 52 St. John Neumann 46
NP-Mansfield 41 Wyalusing 38
South Wmspt 58 Sullivan County 21
Wellsboro 42 Canton 33
Muncy 55 Millville 36
Wizards 116 Knicks 105
Hawks 130 Mavericks 122
Hornets 122 Rockets 117
Grizzlies 115 Cavaliers 114
Heat 124 Pelicans 98
Thunder 126 Pacers 106
Jazz 126 Clippers 103
Nuggets 122 Timberwolves 118
Kings 116 Lakers 111
Senators 5 Penguins 4
Bruins 4 Islanders 1
Avalanche 4 Flames 1
Sharks 5 Stars 3
Lightning 5 Canucks 2
NCAA Men’s Basketball
DePaul 73 Xavier 72
Virginia 78 Virginia Tech 68
West Virginia 74 TCU 65
Seton Hall 67 Yukon 66
Marquette 83 Providence 75
Missouri 79 Arkansas 76
Auburn 67 LSU 49