BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 4, 2021

NEW COUNCILMAN FOR WILLIAMSPORT

Eric Beiter, a Republican, has just been officially invited to the Williamsport City Council. He was congratulated by Slaughter and others on council when he was elected yesterday. With fresh ideas, Beiter has been interested in politics for the city. In fact, just over two years ago, he lost his battle for mayor to Derek Slaughter. Beiter received just under 2,000 votes, according Sun Gazette. With the election over, Beiter has commented that he  is ready to get down to business. According to Beiter, “the citizens spoke at the polls. They stood up and said, ‘let’s hear these fresh ideas.’”

A LIFETIME OF WRESTLING

The Pennsylvania Chater of National Wrestling Hall of Fame has another member. Roger Crebs, a Lewisburg graduate and wrestling coach at Lycoming College, was inducted, honoring him for a  lifetime service to wrestling. The ceremony, held in Hershey, had upwards of 400 attendees to see the eight inductees. Crebs, in an interview, credited his youth barn wrestling, as his start into a sport he loves.  According to Sun Gazette, Crebs continues to use his love of the sport to coach others and pass on his gift.

MONDAY STARTED THE NEW VACCINE POLICY AT GMC

It appears the time has come. The new vaccine policy at Geisinger Medical Center took effect on Monday. The policy outlined their vaccination or face possible termination. According to a statement, released yesterday from Geisinger, stated they were following a strict HR process and attempting to contact the employees who haven’t updated files, indicating they are now vaccinated. Further updates are expected, as days pass since the first day of the new policy.   According to a media outlet, in October, Geisinger President and CEO Dr. Jaewon Ryu said he estimated 95% of Geisinger’s work force has been fully vaccinated.

CHALLENGE TO THE PRESIDENT’S COVID MANDATE

U.S. Congressman Fred Keller is heading a challenge to the COVID mandate presented by President Joe Biden. According to Congressman Keller, he, Indiana Senator Mike Braun and other house and senate members are proposing legislation to officially disapprove and nullify the requirement of the vaccine on private employees, stressing that it invokes the Congressional Review Act, an official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule. According to an online news outlet, President Biden is expected to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to officially mandating vaccination requirements for employees at private businesses with over 100 employees, thereby affecting more than 80 million Americans and impose $14,000 fines for those who refuse.

 UNLAWFUL CONTACT WITH MINORS CHARGE FOR FORMER SCHOOL EMPLOYEE

He’s is sentenced to nine months to eight years in state prison. The former Selinsgrove Middle School assistant principal was charged with unlawful contact with four minors. Christopher S. Morrison’s sentencing was handed down by Judge Michael H. Sholley in Snyder County Court on Wednesday. Morrison did plead guilty earlier this year to four counts with girls aged 11, 13 and 14.  As reported by an online media source, in August 2020, Morrison was employed by the Selinsgrove Area School District, as assistant school principal, when he was online posing as a middle school student, contacting young girls and asking them for nude photographs and lewd conversation.

COVID-19 NUMBERS FOR THE PAST THREE DAYS

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Wednesday released the first statewide COVID-19 case numbers since Sunday. For the three days they show new cases, in Clinton County 46 new cases were reported for the three day period, Centre County saw an increase of 98 new cases over the three days, while Lycoming County increased by 153 over the three days, 103 new COVID cases in Northumberland County, 51 in Union, 40 in Snyder and 15 in Montour all tallied over the past three days.

CHILDREN AGES 5-11 APPROVED FOR VACCINE

Governor Tom Wolf and members of the Wolf Administration today applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) approval yesterday of the pediatric Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 and confirms that vaccine providers are ready to administer shots as soon as possible. “The availability of the new pediatric vaccine is great news in the fight against COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “This will provide comfort for parents, teachers, pediatricians and community members across the commonwealth – knowing that we have a safe and effective way to protect more of our children from COVID-19-related illness.” Pennsylvania vaccine providers, including pediatricians, primary care physicians, family doctors, pharmacies, large retailers, federally qualified health centers and grocery stores, will be able to schedule appointments and administer the vaccine as soon as possible according to CDC guidance. Many vaccine pre-orders have already been delivered with more expected in the coming days and weeks.

 

A SAFETY CONCERN IS THE CAUSE OF TODAY’S CLOSING OF THE MILLVILLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

According to a post on the school’s website from Superintendent of Schools …

Dear Millville Families,

“Good Evening. Out of abundance of caution, the Millville Area School District will be closed Thursday: November 4, 2021 for ALL faculty, staff, and students due to a address a safety concern. This evening, the district received information regarding a threat. While the Millville Area School District does not want to interrupt instruction and the operation of schools, the district must ensure that any and all safety concerns have been satisfactorily addressed in order to maintain the highest degree of safety for our valued faculty, staff, and students.

Your cooperation in this matter is greatly APPRECIATED!

Stronger TOGETHER…Quaker STRONG!

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