PARK AVENUE FIRE DETERMINED TO BE AN ACCIDENT
The fire that displaced several households on the 300 block of Park Avenue has been declared accidental according to the Williamsport city Assistant Fire Chief. The Sun Gazette reports that the fire on February 25th started by unattended cooking around 2:30am in the first-floor apartment of the three-story 12-unit apartment building and that 15 tenants have been displaced. The City Codes Department has condemned the building but not damage estimates have been set.
ELM PARK FIELDS MAY BE IN USE THIS YEAR
City Officials may approve a 5 year lease agreement tonight for Elm Park Fields so that amateur and school softball could be played there once again. According to the Sun Gazette, the non-profit Lycoming County Softball Association has had positive feedback from city officials about reviving the sport there. The park is near Original Little League field and across West Fourth Street near Bowman Field. Mayor Derek Slaughter and other members of council drafted a resolution for using the location and a proposed agreement to lease the fields for games this spring and summer. The park will also remain open for public use.
TATTOO POLICY CHANGING FOR PSP
The Pennsylvania State Police have announced that troopers are allowed to have tattoos on their arms now, but have to wear long-sleeves that conceal them when they’re on duty. Colonel Robert Evanchick, the state police commissioner, said that the agency hopes the new policy will widen its field of potential recruits. Troopers still may not have tattoos that are above their neckline or below their wrist. Tattoos that could be seen as hateful or discriminatory are prohibited./
CROSSCUTTERS GET SUPPORT IN WASHINGTON
The Williamsport Crosscutters and New-York Penn League have good friends in Washington. According to the Sun Gazette Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer voted yesterday for a bill that looks to spare the Cutters as well as the State College Spikes from elomination from the minor league line-up. The legilations may require the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the economic impact of the plan proposal. Keller said both teams support the local economies and a bridge for players to the Major Leagues. Opening day at home for the Crosscutters, a class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, is on June 19 with the Spikes.
POLICE SEEKING SUSPECT WHO DID MAILBOX DAMAGE
Investigators are looking for a suspect from a weekend incident in which mailboxes were damaged in Fairfield Township. According to the Sun Gazette, nine mailboxes were damaged overnight last Saturday between the 800 and 1400 blocks of Cemetery Road. Damage estimates were around $900, if you have information please call state police.
MUNICIPALITY STORM WATER FEES DISCUSSED
The Lycoming County Water & Sewer Authority last night reviewed the way stormwater runoff fees will be assessed on properties in South Williamsport and DuBoistown at their regular monthly meeting. Without settling on a rate, the authority said it will use a 5 tier structure based on resistant areas with regard to stormwater runoff per square-feet of property. Properties with less than 400 square feet of impervious area would be exempt from paying the fee. The municipalities are mandated to undertake measures to reduce sediment loads reaching the Susquehanna River as part of the Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan and will take effect in July.
1700’S CABIN FOUND DURING WASHINGTONVILLE DEMOLITION
A cabin dating to the 1780s discovered during a demolition of a condemned bar in Washintonville is being taken down piece by piece and will be reconstructed during the 2021 Montour-Delong Community Fair in 2021. According to WNEP, Washingtonville Borough Council President Frank Dombroski says crews began removing siding from the cabin located on Water Street Tuesday. Montour County Commissioners approved the Community Development Block Grant funds for demolition of the old building. Dombroski says the Montour-DeLong Fair board expects to get donations, grants, and volunteers for the reconstruction of the log cabin.
Celtics beat the Cavaliers 112 to 106, Thunder over Pistons 114 to 107, Bucks beat the Pacers 119 to 100, Heat beat Magic 116 to 113, Grizzlies over the Nets 118 to 79, Jazz beat the Knicks 112 to 104, Timberwolves beat the Bulls 115 to 108, Mavericks over the Pelicans 127-123, Trailblazers over the Wizards 125 to 104.
Flyers beat the capitals 5 to 2, flames over the blue jackets 3 to 2, ducks beat avalanche 4 to 3, coyotes over the Canucks 4 to 2
Bucknell beat Lafayette 57-47 winning their regular-season finale
Minnesota beat Penn State in the Big Ten tournament 85-65
Susquehanna beat Lycoming 17 to 8, Lock Haven over Millersville 15-6