BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 11, 2019

ELDERLY DRIVER IDENTIFIED IN CRASH

The Loyalsock Township building struck by an elderly man driving a Toyota Tacoma Sunday has sustained structural damage.  Police report Cummings Power Systems has damage to the outer corner and office area of the building after 84 year-old John Pepperman of Williamsport crashed into the structure.  Pepperman was trapped in his car after the crash and was taken to UPMC in Williamsport with injuries.

CHARGES FILED FROM CRASH IN MAY

A serious accident on Route 220 in Woodward Township sent a 23 year-old Mill Hall man to the hospital in May.  State police report Zebadiah Allen was driving his 2018 Jeep Wrangler and failed to make the left curve on State Route 220 near Henry’s Barbeque and went off the road.  After hitting a sign near Reynolds road, the Jeep hit an embankment, rolling back toward the roadway and sliding several more feet.  Allen was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to UPMC Susquehanna with suspected serious injuries.   Police charged Allen with failing to maintain a safe speed.

SCAM TARGETS SEX OFFENDERS

There are reports of attempts to defraud individuals who have been required to register as sex offenders in Pennsylvania.  State police say individuals are calling registered sex offenders informing them that they are not in compliance with registration requirements, or that there is a warrant for their arrest, and that the matter can be resolved with a money transfer or cash card transaction.  Authorities with the State Police say they never solicit money from offenders for registration as a sex offender.  If you have been a victim of this fraud, contact your local police department.

BLACK BEAR SIGHTED IN STATE CAPITOL

Authorities in Harrisburg say a black bear was captured about a mile from the state capitol last week.  Local radio and TV issued emergency broadcasts after there were sightings of the bear climbing a tree in midtown Harrisburg.  Officers from the Pennsylvania Game Commission say the young 100 pound animal probably left its’ mother only recently.  It was tranquilized and will be relocated 100 miles north of the city – much closer to our area.

TAX ASSESMENT BOARD APPOINTED

The Lycoming County commissioners have voted to re-appoint two members to the board of assessment appeals, putting the board in place and allowing any future commissioners to focus on tax exemptions and other tasks – not real estate tax appeals directly.  Robert E. Moore and Frank V. DeAndrea were re-appointed during last week’s meeting to serve until December 2022.

JERSEY SHORE RAISES SCHOOL TAXES

The Jersey Shore Area School District has voted to raise taxes.  According to the Williamsport Sun Gazette, the measure passed by a 5-3 vote and one member of the board was absent.  Expect exact details about millage rates and tax-rate specifics after reports of the board’s most recent executive session become public.

BOAT LAUNCH PROPOSALS SOUGHT

The Borough Council of Jersey Shore will seek proposals to replace the boat launch along the Susquehanna River that was lost in flooding last year.  There’s hope that they will receive funding for the project, however, it’s unlikely because borough officials say the dock was lost after Governor Wolf declared a state of emergency for the area.  The dock was also uninsured.  The council’s next meeting is July 8th at the municipal building at 7pm.

FLAG DAY MARCH HONORS BOY SCOUT LEADER

With Flag day approaching, the “2019 Flags Across America March Honoring God, Country and Community” will take place this Friday beginning at 6:30pm beginning at Nichols Place and ending at the iconic flag at Penn Tech.  The Sun-Gazette reports that the march is officially named for Anthony “Tony’ DiSalvo a lifelong member of the Susquehanna Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the founder of the march in Williamsport.  DiSalvo passed in February of this year at age 89.

TWO ROAD CLOSURES IN TWO COUNTIES

There are two closures motorists should be aware of on area roads.  In Montour County , Klondike Road is closed between Route 642 and Valley Road in Liberty Township due to a damaged drainage pipe.  PennDOT plans to replace the pipe and reopen the road by tomorrow afternoon.  A detour is in place.  And in Columbia County, Route 11 northbound is reduced to a single lane just off Interstate 80 at Lime Ridge due to a tractor-trailer rollover. The right travel lane and shoulder is closed so the vehicle can be removed. The left passing lane is open.

Sports

HS Baseball

Double A semifinals rescheduled for today:  South Williamsport vs Devon Prep @ Pine Grove at 4:30.

Major League Baseball

Mets at Yankees postponed til June 11th, Tampa Bay over Oakland 6-2, Texas over Boston 4-3 in 11 innings, Washington rout the White Sox 12-1, Angels take the Dodgers 5-3, St. Louis over Miami 4-1, Atlanta stomps Pittsburgh 13-7, Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 12-8, Colorado over the Cubs 6-5.

NASCAR

Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race for the season yesterday at the Firekeepers Casino 400 in overtime.

NBA finals

The Warriors beat the Raptors 106 to 105.  Toronto leads 3-2

 

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