BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 17, 2020

Similar COVID-19 Guidelines In Place

Susquehanna University announced to media outlets that it will be following similar guidelines for covid for the start of the fall semester. As for the srping semester, it will be delayed by a week, with classes beginning on January 25th  2021. They will also be providing a variety of ways to attend class including in person hybrid and online. There is no midterm break with instruction ending Friday, April  30 and final exams May 3-6. Spring Commencement is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 15, pending federal and state health guidelines.

Judge McCoy to Revive Youth Program

A Lycoming County Youth program that was originally created to give youth criminal offenders the opportunity to be connected with positive role models in our community is set to begin again.  According to North Central PA dot com, Youth Commissions were created throughout Lycoming County in the 1980s and the newly revived Commissions will be called “The Honorable Thomas C. Raup Memorial Youth Commission”.  Judge Joy Reynolds McCoy, who currently presides over the Juvenile Court System in Lycoming County, will revive the program  comprised of volunteer community members and mentors in November with Mayor Derek Slaughter serving as chairperson.

2 Charged For Slew of Burglaries

2 individuals are facing charges as a result of several crimes they are alleged to have committed. 31 year old Jordan Hess faces 6 counts of felony burglary, while 29 year old Taylor Enders faces a criminal trespassing charge. Both are alleged to have a hand in the burglary of a family physicians office and a nearby garage, along with an ice-cream shop in Jackson Township with another un named close by location. Over 3000 dollars in damage and theft was accounted for. Hess has failed to post his 100,000 dollar bail at this time while Enders is out, on a 10,000 dollar unsecured bail.

Voting Registration Due Date

With one of the most important elections in quite a while looming just weeks away and the deadline to register to vote coming up Monday,  Lycoming County residents are being encouraged to make sure they are all set registered and ready for November 3rd.  The Lycoming County Director of Voter Services, Forest Lehman, said there is an uptick in applications for mail in ballots for which the deadline to apply is October 27th, but those ballots can be mailed or hand delivered by 8pm on Election Day.  Lehman says the ballots which started going out in early October, can take up to 7 days to get to their destination.

$300,000 Grant to Lycoming College

Lycoming college has been awarded a 300,000 dollar grant by the department of justice for the second time. The 300,000 dollars dispersed over 3 years is allocated to help continue the expansion of a program designed to prevent sexual assault and stalking on campus. According to the sun gazette the project coordinator of the college, says that this program was started in 2017, and that the grant will be a big help in continuing the work started. There are several things from classes to student outreach being funded by the grant, all in an effort to promote a culture that doesn’t tolerate sexual violence, regardless of gender, on campus.

 

Sports

High School Football

Week 6 Final Scores, Friday 10/16

Jersey Shore 16, Shikellamy 0

Towanda 45, Columbia Montour Vo Tech 8

Mifflinburg 49, Warrior Run 14

Danville 46, Bloomsburg 0

Selinsgrove 9, Central Mountain 7

Southern Columbia 42, Lewisburg 7

Midd-West 31, Hughesville 20

Montgomery 43, Wyalusing 19

Troy 41, Wellsboro 0

Pittston at Williamsport, cancelled

Sayre at North Penn-Mansfield, postponed

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