BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 19, 2022

HEAVY SNOW, TREES DOWN, POWER OUT

There were utility outages across out region this morning with approximately 12,000 PP&L customers without power.  Penn DOT is reporting closures of main roadways in Lycoming County;  Route 864 between Rt 87 and Simpler Hollow Road in Upper Fairfield Township, Jacks Hollow Road between Bennardi Development Road in Armstrong and Woodside Avenue in Duboistown.  Warrensville Road is shut down between Four Mile Drive and Barneys Drive in Loyalsock.  Route 287 has been closed in both directions since early this morning, between Rt 973 and Beech Grove Road.  Rt 554 between Market Street and Elimsport Road in Washington Township was also closed from trees and power lines down from the heavy snowfall.

TREVORTON WOMAN DIES FROM INJURIES

A woman from Trevorton died at Hershey Medical Center after sustaining serious injuries in a one car accident that happened near Harrisburg on April 3rd.  According to The Daily Item, 35 year old Mahogany Marie Peters was the passenger in a car driven by 40 year old Richard Ditzler of Middletown, when he lost control of the car after a deer ran out in front of him on a Dauphin County road.  The 2009 Ford Escape went out of control, hit a stump and flipped, coming to rest on its’ roof.  Both occupants were transported to the hospital from the scene.  Peters had been wearing a seatbelt, but succumbed to her injuries last Wednesday.  Ditzler was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained moderate injuries. 

FATAL SHOOTING IN SELINSGROVE

Authorities say they have taken one man into custody after a fatal shooting occurred in Selinsgrove yesterday afternoon.  According to a press release from the Pennsylvania State police in Selinsgrove, at least one person was discovered deceased after troopers were called to a home in the 11-hundred block of South Market Street after noon yesterday.  Police say there is no threat to the public at this time, an no further details were released.

RESIDENTS CAN CHIME IN ON PADDLE BOAT ADDITION

The Borough of Northumberland is giving the public an opportunity to voice their opinion about adding a 149-passenger paddleboat at the Sea Scout Dock Area in Pineknotter Park.  You are invited to a meeting at the Northumberland Borough Hall May 9th at 7pm to discuss a proposal from the Central Susquehanna Riverboat Society to bring the 92 foot long Mark Twain, operated by Pinacle Marine Corporation to the County.  Officials want residents to voice any concerns before the decision on whether to add the paddle boat, is voted upon. 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY DEBATE TONIGHT

There will be a 90 minute debate between 5 candidates who are running for the Republican nomination for the state’s gubernatorial primary.  According to the Daily Item, Spotlight PA will host the debate at Gettysburg College, and it will not be open to the public, but it will be freely available on YouTube and Facebook Live at 7pm tonight.  Five of nine candidate will participate, Jake Corman, Joe Gale, Charlie Gerow, Melissa Hart and Nche Zama and Scott LaMar will moderate. 

EARTH DAY CLEAN UPS FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE REGION

There are clean up days scheduled in our area for Earth Day 2022 and the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is looking for volunteers in Lock haven, Williamsport, Selinsgrove, Bloomsburg, Newberry, Montgomery, Sunbury, Athens, and Sayre.  SGP can help groups plan cleanup days and provide clean up materials like bags gloves and vests.  To get involved,  online susquehannagreenway.org.

KEYSTONE CENTRAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS

Randy Strouse, who has served Region VI within the Keystone Central School Board as vice-president since 2019, submitted his resignation and it was approved at last week’s meeting.  According to the Daily Item, during a voting session of the school board, some members thanked Strouse for his service to the board and some mentioned their respect for him.  Strouse represented Allison Township and Lock Haven’s 2nd and 3rd Wards.  A special meeting will be scheduled to interview candidates and appoint a replacement within 30 days.  The Keystone Central school board will have a meeting open to the public at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5.

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