HOUSE FIRE IN PICTURE ROCKS
Seven companies arrived to fight a fire in Picture Rocks Wednesday that led to the total loss of the home, but no injuries were reported. According to the Sun Gazette, the one story home along Pine Tree Road was engulfed in flames after homeowners Anthony and Marcia Clark called 911 and escaped with their grandson and another family member who suffered minor burns and was transported to a local hospital. Hughesville firefighters shuttled over 15 thousand gallons of water to the scene of the fire where Muncy Area, Muncy Valley, Pennsdale, Clinton Township and Montgomery volunteers were working. Fire officials say a propane tank at the property fed the fire that was under control by 1. The family is insured and the local Red Cross Chapter is offering assistance as well.
VICTIM IN FATAL BASTRESS ACCIDENT IDENTIFIED
The motorcycle crash in Bastress Township that happened late Monday afternoon, took the life of an 85 year old man who was operating the bike. According to the Lycoming County Coroner Charles E Kiessling Jr., Frederick Morris was traveling at the 400 block of Mountain Road while wearing a helmet and was ejected from the motorcycle after the crash, but the helmet became dislodged and fell off causing traumatic injuries. First responders and other emergency personnel attempted life saving CPR, but Morris was pronounced dead after arriving at emergency department of UPMC Williamsport.
NEW SAFETY POLICY APPROVED AT MONTOGOMERY SCHOOLS
The Montgomery Area School board approved a new policy this week concerning transportation guidelines for emergencies concerning bus accidents and student safety. This after a recent school bus accident in Clinton Township caused some students to suffer minor injuries. The board approved on the first reading, policy that will keep students on the scene of an accident to be checked by emergency personnel and later by school medical officials, more work is to be done on the policy, but a final reading will be at the next Montgomery Area School Board meeting Tuesday October 17th. IN other school board news, Hugh Umpstead, who represents Clinton Township Region 2, stepped down from his board position with no reason for the change given.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER NEXT MONTH FOR HAILEY BILBAY
A first annual ride to raise money for a new Loyalsock High School scholarship fund is set to take place October 8th for a local student who died in an automobile accident on Northway Road on January 6th of this year. Friends and family of Hailey Bilbay will host the event that will start at the Hepburn Lycoming Ballfield in Cogan Station and travel to the Hepburn Volunteer fire company, where a meal, auction, and 50/50 drawing will take place. Register on the 8th at 9am at the ballfield with kickstands up at 11am.
SUNBURY WOMAN CHARGED WITH INFANT DEATH
Shamokin police have charged a Sunbury woman with murder and aggravated assault charges after her 7-month old baby was brought unresponsive to Geisinger Shamokin last weekend. Police say 38 year old Krystal Semerod has four felonies against her and other agencies may consider filing charges against her in Northumberland County. An official autopsy is pending after the infant died Tuesday. According to hospital officials the child could be a victim of shaken-baby syndrome.
WOMAN CRASHED INTO BUILDING
A woman from Middleburg was injured after crashing into a building along route 304 Monday evening in Center Township. According to Selinsgrove State Police say 57-year-old Colleen Holohan was stopped at a stop sign along Salem Church Road at the intersection with Route 104, when she turned right into the path of another vehicle before she crashed into a nearby structure. The other driver was not transported to the hospital. Holllohan was taken to Geisinger with possible injuries and will be cited with a traffic violation.
DIESEL FUEL STOLEN
Milton State Police say 300 hundred gallons of diesel fuel was stolen from a company in Winfield last week. According to the Daily Item, the fuel worth about 12 hundred dollars was taken from a Trumbell Corporation construction site along Park Road in Union Township. Police say the theft may have occurred between 3pm Friday, September 15th through 8am Tuesday, September 19th. If you have information contact state police – (570) 524-2662
MAYOR’S COMMENTS ABOUT CITY HALL BUILDING DECISIONS
Mayor Derek Slaughter has recently released a statement amidst the ongoing debate about the condemned City Hall building on West Fourth Street in the city of Williamsport. This, in an attempt to fully inform the general public of important facts about the background and present realities city council faces about the property, which includes a federal lawsuit against the city, citing lack of compliance with ADA requirements. Slaughter’s statement says his administration is now working with auditors to unravel the city’s prior financial intricacies so they can know exactly where the city stands financially, and that the council now has two options, either move on from City Hall by finding a new location for city employees, or raise city taxes for many years to fund the millions of dollars in required repairs of the historic building in downtown Williamsport. City Council plans to announce decisions about the recent bid process of the building by the end of this month.
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