POLICE TESTIMONY TO BE USED IN CRIMINAL TRIAL
Testimony from a city police officer in a Lycoming County Court this week about a Williamsport robbery in January 2018, will be used in the criminal trial against the suspects. The Sun Gazette reports that Sgt. Zach Schon testified against 19 year-old Rashawn L. Logan, II and 20 year old Marcquel J. Olsen, who allegedly hit and robbed Lloyd Seagraves in his Wyoming Street residence and fled the scene. Officers followed shoe prints in freshly plowed snow to a Penn Street residence where the two had allegedly gone. The criminal trial against Logan and Olsen is next Thursday at 9am.
SETBACK ALTERATION VARIANCE GRANTED
A variance was granted by the City zoning board in Williamsport this week after there was a request to add to an existing facility at UPMC Susquehanna on Rural Avenue. The zoning ordinance requires the approval of the extra 560 square feet of space for part of an extension of a doctors-use pharmacy in the hospital. Several drawings were show of the proposed extension that would run along Campbell Street. The board voted 5-0 to grant the variance for the setback alteration.
THREE MILE ISLAND TO CLOSE
The infamous Three Mile Island will shut down today. WGAL-TV reports there will be a press conference today at noon involving state and county leaders at the TMI training center. In 1979, 3-Mile Island experienced the partial meltdown of one of its two reactors. Reports are that it will be completely cleaned up and the radioactive material will removed from the plant by 2078.
MUSEUM DAY AT LYCOMING COUNTY LOCATIONS
Today is National Museum day and there are a couple places in Lycoming County you can go for free today with a special online coupon from the Smithsonian. The Samuel Moss House in Jersey Shore and the World Of Little League Museum will offer entrance for two for free if you download the ticket at Smithsonian mag dot comMAN CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENSES AFTER STING OPERATION
Charges were handed down to a Williamsport man for drug related offenses after officers conducted three controlled buys involving a confidential informant. The Sun Gazette reports that Judge Nancy Butts said she found the informant credible even though defense for Calvin T Charles of Locust St in Williamsport questioned and whether the informant was lucid enough since admitting to using drugs during the sting. Police officers testified that the suspect matched Charles’ description even though the camera never caught his image. Charles will be sentenced for 12 counts of drug possession with intent to deliver on December 17th.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITY OPEN HOUSE TODAY
There will be an opportunity for residents in Monroe Township to tour a new Hummel’s Wharf medical marijuana facility that will open next Thursday. According to the Daily Item, Nature’s Medicine near Shamokin Dam, is hosting an open house today from 2 to 7pm at 140 North Susquehanna Trail. The public will have the chance to meet 20 members of the staff, including two full-time pharmacists, plus learn about the products that will be sold. There will be no product in the facility during the open house today,
LEWISBURG RESIDENTS GOING ON CLIMATE CHANGE STRIKE
The North American Climate Strike is taking place today worldwide and some Valley residents are taking part. WKOK reports that a rally will begin at 11:30 at at the campus library at Bucknell University and also at the Post Office on Third Street in Lewisburg. Then all participants will march to Hufnagle Park to continue the rally. According to USA Today, they youth are driving the Global Climate Strike, calling for immediate change from global leaders. Students in more than 800 locations plan to strike from school today to attend protests. The UN Climate Action Summit starts today with another strike planned next week.
BLOOMSBURG FAIR PREVIEW DAY TODAY
The 164th Bloomsburg Fair Preview day is today and the fair runs through September 28th. The fair is located at 620 West Third Street in Bloomsburg. There will be music from the Coal Town boys at 2 and 3:30, a Vespers service starting at 7pm plus tractor and truck pulling tonight. There’s free entertainment all week at the Bandshell and throughout the fairgrounds. Meet the first ever 2019 Bloomsburg Fair Queen at the fair this year. Join officials at the fair today for the first annual Grape stomp between Paul Reichert and Fred Trump in front of the Martz Technology Building. Get the details online at bloomsburg fair.com
Major League Baseball
Braves beat the Phillies 5-4, Mariners over the Pirates 6-5, Red Sox beat the Giants 5-4, Brewers over the Padres 5-1, Yankees beat the Angels 9-1, Blue Jays over the Orioles 8-4, Indians blanked the Tigers 7-nothing, Cardinals over the Cubs 5-4, Twins beat the Royals 8-5
NFL Thursday Night Football Jaguars beat the Titans 20-7
HS Girls Tennis
Bloomsburg beat Milton 3-2, Hughesville over Muncy 5-love, Central Mountain the Jersey Shore 4-1, Hollidaysburg over Williamsport 3-2, South beat Montgomery 4-1, Loyalsock defeated Shikellemy 5-love
HS Boys Soccer
Lewisburg defeated Montoursville 5-0, Southern Columbia over Muncy 2-1, Williamson over North Penn Liberty 4-1, Hughesville beat Shamokin 9-zip Midd-West defeated Warrior Run 2-1, Williamsport over Central Mountain 1-nothing
HS Girls Soccer
South Williamsport over Sullivan County 6-1, North-Penn Mansfield beat Sayre 4-1