LYCOMING COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS
All 81 precincts reported results in the general election yesterday with an overall average turnout of 35.78 percent in Lycoming County. In the Commissioner race, incumbent Scott Metzger received 37.22 percent of the vote and will serve with 2nd place Republican Marc Sortman who was elected with 32.17percent of the vote. Democrat Mark Mussina garnered a seat with just over 17 percent According to the unofficial results from the Office of Lycoming County Voter Services, the two judges chosen for the Court of Common Pleas are Ryan C. Gardner and William P Carlucci. Get the full slate of results from the municipal elections at lyco.org/vote.
POLICE TO SEARCH PHONE RECORDS OF ACCIDENT SUSPECT
The investigation into the accident on Route 487 last month that killed Selinsgrove Area Middle School student, Christopher Sensenig, has led police to obtain a search warrant to see the phone records of the 20 year old woman who allegedly caused the accident. According to North Central PA dot com, Ralpho Township police say they will find out if Emilee Bland was using her cell phone October 16th around 2:30pm, at the time when witnesses say her Nissan Rogue ultimately swerved into the oncoming lane striking the vehicle carrying Sensenig and two passengers who survived the crash with injuries. Police say Bland was hospitalized for serious injuries at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
GAME COMMISSION SEEKS INPUT ABOUT ENDANGERED BIRD
With the population of the Black Rail bird dwindling, the PA Game Commission is considering adding it to the threatened bird species list. According to the Game commission, a Black Rail is a federally protected species, and considered uncommon in the state, but officials say evidence indicates some territories of the bird may have been established in the Commonwealth and nesting may have been attempted. Public comment and feedback about the classification will continue through January 24th. Go to pgc.pa.gov for information and the chance to offer your opinion.
VETERANS DAY DANCE IN LOCK HAVEN FRIDAY
The public is invited to attend Veterans Day ceremonies and programs across the region this week. The Lock Haven Sons of Italy will host a Veterans Day Dance Friday evening at 6:30pm at their location on North Henderson Street. According to the Sun Gazette, music will be courtesy of Private Stock Trio and tickets are available at 570-295-9330 with proceeds going toward Heroes and Horses who provide Equine Assisted Programs free to veterans and active duty military.
WILLIAMSPORT AND PA COURT ELECTION RESULTS
After Tuesday’s General Election, Williamsport City Council positions were unofficially determined. Mayor Derek Slaughter and the four members of city council whose terms were up were running unopposed with Mayor Slaughter re-elected, getting 92% of the vote. Councilman Jon Mackey received 2,337 votes and Councilmen Adam Yoder and Vincent Pulizzi and Councilwoman Bonnie Katz secured their Council seat with just over 2,100 votes each. The projected Williamsport Area School District School Board winners are Scott R. Williams with 18.72%, Lori Baer with 18.4%, Thomas Adams Sr. with 18.19% and Michelle Hazel with 17.75%. For Pennsylvania’s Justice of the Supreme Court, Republican Carolyn T Carluccio lost to Democrat Daniel McCaffrey by a slim margin, and in the much-watched Northumberland County District Attorney race, Republican Michael O’Donnell is the projected winner against incumbent, Democrat, Tony Matulewicz.
MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING BLANKS FROM GUN
A 38 year old man who fired blanks from a realistic looking gun Sunday in Shamokin has been charged by local police. According to WBRE, Christian Medina of South Diamond Street was seen outside his home where witnesses say he fired a gun 3 to four times and fled. Police were called to 100 block of West Montgomery Street and later blocked part of South Diamond Street the street to conduct an investigation around 6pm. Medina was charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
DRUG DEALER ARRESTED AFTER VICTIM OVERDOSES
A man from Bellefonte is in custody after he admitted to police he sold pills containing fentanyl that he purchased on the dark web, after his customer overdosed and identified him to police. According to North Central PA dot com, 23 year old Brett Dean Oliphant from Port Matilda was named as the dealer by the victim, along with three other witnesses who police identified through entries on a seized cellphone. Police obtained a search warrant to go through Oliphant’s home, where they found more drugs and drug paraphernalia; including similar fentanyl pills from what they say the victim described. He is in Centre County Prison on 100 thousand dollars bail with a preliminary hearing next week.
BRIDGE WORK IN SUNBURY THIS WEEK AND NEXT
Motorists are advised of a maintenance project this week and next week on the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Sunbury. Today and tomorrow, a PennDOT maintenance crew will be replacing the delineators on the Veterans Memorial Bridge, with work then continuing next Monday through Thursday the 16th. Motorists can expect lane restrictions between the hours of 8am and 1pm while work is being performed.
PIAA Soccer State Playoffs
Class A South Williamsport 2 Lancaster Mennonite 1
South advances to Quarterfinals coming up Saturday, November 11
Double A Trinity 2 Montoursville 1
Triple A Shikellamy 5 Southern Lehigh 1
Double A Central Columbia 6 Penn Cambria 0
Blue Mountain 2 Midd-West 0
Triple A Selinsgrove 7 Whitehall 0
Class A Nativity BVM 3 South Williamsport 0
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Sharks 2 Flyers 1
Wild 4 Islanders 2
Rangers 5 Red Wings 3
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