BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 21, 2020

Mayor Derek Slaughter Speaks on New Town Hall Location

Last week, the local theater community was upset with the lack of regard for their organization after hearing that one of the places being considered for the new city hall location was 100 west third street, center 1. The very building they have occupied for some time now. According to the sun gazette reached out to mayor Derek slaughter, and asked to comment on the situation, where he said that they were not going anywhere, and they they had an ongoing lease agreement for the next 29 years. Council president Randal J Allison concurred, saying that they weren’t evicting them. As of now, no decision has been made yet and the committee is looking elsewhere for the new building while reviewing conceptual blueprints in the meantime.

PennDOT

PennDOT released a statement about a four year reconstruction plan in the Athens and sayre boroughs in Bradford county. Kriger construction is handling the reconstruction, and has the northbound lanes closed on route 199 between cayuta street and interstate 86. Work will include drainage improvemnets, utility relocation, sidewalk and curb improvements, ADA curb ramp installations, traffic signal upgrades, driveway adjustments, signing and pavement marking. They are urging motorists to remain alert, and slow down to keep the public and workers as safe as possible.

2 Grants Awarded to Schools

The department of education has administered funding to 2 schools in the area through grants, intended to prevent violence incidents. The loyal sock township school district received $19,961 from the state department of education, and the john Nuemann elementary and highschool each received $24,885 from intermediate unit non-public equipment grants. State senator gene yaw, says that these grants will help compensate schools for additional equipment and training for school resource and police officers. This comes after the PA state  budget for the fiscal year was signed off by him yesterday

Bill 1350 Close to Being Law

Bill 1350 has been passed by state senator gene yaw, effectively moving it along to governor wolfs desk for final approval. The 35.5 billion dollar budget for this year, that will be in effect until june of 2021 will not have any tax increases thanks to increased federal funding and creative accounting brought on by the pandemic. Yaw released a statement saying that he “…acknowledged the budget leaves much to be desired,” but says that we must consider the circumstance of this year, and wants all the focus to stay on rebuilding the PA economy. Governor wolf has yet to sign it into law.

Lewisburg Immigrant Alleged Fraud and False Statement Charges

42 year old Tengteng Wan, of Lewisburg was indicted on the 18th for alleged visa fraud and false statement charges. Back in 2015 Wan applied for an H-4 Visa, which is a type of visa that at the time did not allow him to be employed. Wan said that he was not employed in his application to the application, but is alleged to have owned and operated one or more businesses. The FBI is investigating the case, and if wan is found guilty can face a maximum of 10 years in prison and a hefty fine. That is just the maximum though, much will need to be figured out to weigh the seriousness of his particular case by the judge,.

Sports

Girls Soccer Single A State Championship 

Southern Columbia 2

Greensburg Central Catholic 1

This is Southern Columbia’s second state title in the last three years

 

 

 

Football – Quad A Semifinal

Jersey Shore 39

Lampeter-Strasburg 35

The Bulldogs advance to their first state championship game in school history, and will take on Thomas Jefferson, next Saturday at 330 in Hersheypark Stadium. 

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