TWO-ALARM FIRE LEAVES WOMAN HOMELESS
The American Red Cross is assisting a woman who lost her Hepburnville home to fire this week. The Sun Gazette reports that Nikki Lynstrom was alerted by a working smoke alarm around 9:40pm Tuesday night, and escaped outside before emergency crews arrived. Lynstrom tried using aq garden hose to spray the flames that were quickly spreading to the structure of the house. According to Hepburn Township fire officials, the two-alarm fire appears to have started around a pellet stove pipe. Fire crews from Hepburn Township, Old Lycoming Township, Trout Run, DuBoistown, Loyalsock Township and Nisbet assisted at the scene.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS COUNTED IN A TOO CLOSE TO CALL ELECTION
It came down to 6 votes in a Union County election this week. The Union County Election Office told WKOK that Democrat Elijah Farrell will join the Lewisburg Borough Council representing Ward 4 after defeating Republican candidate Rudy Mummy by 6 votes. The race was too close to call and came down to counting absentee ballots. Also winning the Lewisburg council election Tuesday Incumbents Michael Derman and Jordi Comas, representing Wards 1 and 2, respectively, and Debra Sulai representing Ward 3. In Montgomery borough, according to voter services and social media reports, no mayor or 2-year term positions have been determined; an official count can take 10 to 14 days.
SOUTHSIDE SCHOOLS MAY CONSOLIDATE AND RENOVATE
The South Williamsport Area School District is considering a plan to renovate facilities and consolidate education there after results of a feasibility study were unveiled this week. Board members will take another month before any vote on the project which might include moving 5th and 6th grade students from Rommelt Elementary School into the high school or into Central Elementary School. According to the Sun Gazette, school officials say the emphasis on technology demands more state of the art facilities, the new campus concept is projected to cost just over 29 million dollars. The next South Williamsport school board meeting is December 3rd.
REPAVING IN LEWISBURG
PennDOT says motorists could see delays today along Route 15 in the Lewisburg area. Patching work is set to take place on Route 15 north in Kelly Township, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane between Hafer Road and Walter Drive.
BOMB SCARE CAUSES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EVACUATION
There was an evacuation at a local elementary school yesterday after a bomb scare was reported. According to the Sun Gazette, Hughesville Borough Police confirmed that the Joseph C. Ashkar Elementary School received the threat and school officials evacuated students to a safe location. Students were then sent home for the day while authorities with a state police dog trained to detect explosives searched the school property but found nothing.
HARRISBURG POLICE SEEK HIT AND RUN SUSPECT
A fatal crash this week on I-81 in the Harrisburg area has police asking those who travel through South Central PA if they can help identify a hit and run driver of a tractor trailer. According to Penn Live, 64 year old Manjulaben Patel was killed around 4:10pm Monday while driving a minivan and colliding with a red tractor trailer that had an unloaded aluminum flatbed around mile marker 27. 3 passengers in Patel’s vehicle were injured when the vehicle rolled after the crash and 2 who weren’t wearing seatbelts were ejected – they were transported to a local hospital. The tractor trailer did not stop after the impact. If you have information about this accident, please call Carlisle State Police 717-249-2121
FEASIBILITY STUDY: CITY HALL REPAIRS TO COST $2M
A compliance study has been completed at the request of city council and the codes administrator says the repairs and accessibility upgrades at Williamsport City Hall will cost 2 million dollars in order to meet federal requirements. According to the Sun Gazette, Mayor Gabriel Campana’s previous $960 thousand accessibility requirements and security improvement estimates are included in the study. Mayor-elect Derek Slaughter said he would want more discussion and to review costs of relocating city hall offices. Slaughter will be sworn in as Williamsport Mayor in January 2020.
VETERAN’S DAY FESTIVITIES
Get ready for the veteran’s day parade and pick your warmest spot for Saturday as it kicks off at 2pm in Montoursville. The Lycoming County Veterans Parade will form on Mill Street near the Green Bridge and travel east along Broad Street to American Legion Post 104. This year’s Grand marshal for the parade will be former Montoursville Mayor John Dorin. Then on Veteran’s Day, State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, and State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, will speak at a Veterans Day program at the Montoursville Cemetery Monday at 11 a.m.
K-9 PROGRAM TRAINING READY TO START
The Williamsport Bureau of Police have announced the officers selected to receive training and participate in the city’s Canine program. Police Officer Tyson Minier, will be the first officer to go to the Canine Officer academy and upon sufficient donations to the department, Sergeant Brian McGee and Police Officer Zachary Geary will follow. Police Chief Damon Hagan congratulated the new officers and their families in a press release, and says Minier will begin the training in the near future.
The Pistons beat the Knicks 122 to 102, the Pacers over the Wizards 121 to 106, the Rockets beat the Warriors 129 to 112, the Bulls over the Hawks 113 to 93, the Raptors beat the Kings 124 to 120, the Grizzlies over the Timberwolves 137 to 121, the Mavericks beat Magic 107 to 106, Jazz edged the 76ers 106 to 104, Bucks beat the Clippers 129 to 124
The Rangers beat the Red Wings 5-1 and the blues beat the Oilers 5-2
Kutztown beat Lock Haven 4-1 and Shippensburg beat Mansfield 7-nothing and Men’s soccer
Lycoming beat Arcadia 3- nothing
Stevenson beat Lycoming 3-1