MAN CHARGED FOR POINTING A GUN AT A WILLIAMSPORT WOMAN
A man from Pittsburgh is in custody after he threatened a Williamsport woman with a handgun on January 10th at Franklin and Hughes Streets in the city. According to the Sun Gazette, police say 35 year old Derrek Patrick Johnson wanted to kill his victim after holding her responsible for a previous incarceration in 2010, but she managed to flee from him and contact police. Johnson faces new charges of aggravated and simple assault and terroristic threats and is in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 75 thousand dollars bail.
SHOP-VAC SUIT SETTLED
A settlement has been reached in the case between a former Shop-Vac employee and GreatStar Tools USA, the company who bought Shop-Vac’s assets after they shut down cutting over 400 workers in September of 2020. According to PennLive, details of the settlement between Candice Gair with the company now known as the SV Wind-Down Corp and the defendant were not disclosed, but last week attorneys for Gair, who originally accused the company of violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act asked the court to dismiss Shop-Vac from the suit.
POTENTIAL PLASTICS RECYCLING PLANT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING
A Houston, Texas company is proposing to invest more than a billion dollars in a plastics recycling manufacturing company that would be located in Point Township along the Susquehanna River near Danville and Northumberland, and they are seeking public comment about it this spring. According to North Central PA dot com, the recycling company called Encina would ship in plastics from landfills and facilities and convert them into new products. But even though former Governor Tom Wolf exempted Encina’s solid waste permits since it was advanced recycling and not waste management, there are challenges in court about future environmental concerns. Information about the public meeting this May 11th is online at encina point township.com.
DAM REHAB PROJECT TO BE DISCUSSED
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission have announced that two public meetings are scheduled soon to discuss a planned dam rehabilitation project at Walker Lake, Snyder County. According to the Game commission, the public is invited to the Snyder County Conservation District office located at 10541 Route 522 in Middleburg on Wednesday, March 1st, for a meeting at 2 pm or one at 6 pm. To find out more about the meetings and to find out how to connect to them virtually find the information on the Walker Lake page at Fishandboat.com.
WOMAN STABS MAN IN THE HAND
Police were called to an apartment on Church Street in Shamokin Saturday for a domestic disturbance that sent a woman to jail. According to the News-Item, witnesses called 911 after the unnamed woman created a disturbance and allegedly stabbed a man in the hand around 6pm. Shamokin police say residents in the apartment held the woman in a closed room in the apartment until Shamokin police arrived. More information will be released after charges are filed with the magistrate this week. The injured man did not require hospitalization.
MAN ACCUSED OF SELLING STOLEN WIRE
A Beavertown man who worked at Ritz-Craft in Mifflinburg has been accused of selling wire taken from the company on Facebook Marketplace. According to North Central PA dot com, police say 33 year old Jeff Wells, whose legal name is Muhammad Geoffrey Wells Biniskandar, sold the wire to a buyer who suspected it to be taken from the company and contacted management, who confirmed the match to products at the plant. Police interviewed Wells about the theft who admitted selling the wire but wouldn’t discose who stole it. Wells was charged with receiving stolen property and has a preliminary hearing March 14th in district court.
COURTS IN SEVERAL PARKS TO GET UPGRADE
The finances have been approved by Williamsport City Council this week for several athletic facilities and courts in Williamsport, and a contractor in Mill Hall has been tapped to do the work. According to the Sun Gazette, the over 858 thousand dollar contract with RC Bowman combines Community Development Block Grant funds and American Rescue Plan funds to improve playability at basketball courts at Youngs Woods, basketball and tennis courts at Shaw park, pickleball courts at Memorial Park, and tennis courts at Cochran Elementary. Work is set to begin in April.
SHUTTLE AVAILABLE FOR NEW EMPLOYEES
A cabinet manufacturer in Cressona has announced they are looking to recruit new employees and will provide a shuttle service for those coming from Sunbury and Milton. According to the Daily Item, St Martin America, who has been in business in this area for 10 years are recruiting finishers and assemblers, with a starting hourly pay of between $15 and $17. The company operates one shift daily from 7am til 3:30pm.
P I-AA District 4 Basketball Playoffs – all games @ 7pm tonight
HS Boys Class A
Meadowbrook Christian @ Northumberland Christian
Galeton @ CowanesqueValley
Bucktail @Sullivan County
Lourdes Regional @ Liberty
HS Girls Class 2A
Wyalusing @ South Williamsport
Canton @ Northeast Bradford
Line Mountain @ Muncy
Flyers 4 Flames 3
Islanders 4 Penguins 2
Bruins 3 Senators 1
Panthers 4 Ducks 3
Sharks 4 Kraken 0
Jets 4 Rangers 1
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Kansas 63 TCU 58
Thursday this week the 76ers host the Grizzlies at 7:30 on TNT