ICY CONDITIONS SHUT DOWN 220 THURSDAY
Picture Rocks fire crews responded to the icy conditions yesterday morning on Route 220 from Beaver Lake Road in Wolf Township to Route 42 in Muncy Valley and shut down the roadway for about two hours. According to the Sun Gazette, about 30 cars spun out on the icy roadway north of Glen Mawr early Thursday morning with two separate accidents where one car went into a ditch and another went over an embankment on the winding road. Three other vehicles were damaged needing to be towed from the scene. PennDOT salted the roadway improving conditions enough to reopen 220 just after 8am.
MUNCY TOWNSHIP SECRETARY SUDDENLY RESIGNS
The Muncy Township secretary has suddenly resigned this week after an exchange at the regular Muncy Township Supervisors meeting that brought several issues of bookkeeping, spending and whether it was even necessary to raise taxes to light. According to the Sun Gazette, Gwen Pidcoe was hit with several accusations, which drove her to announce her resignation and leave the meeting. A resident who is a retired CPA spoke to the board and said he didn’t want Pidcoe, who oversees the township finances to quit, but later advised the township to hire a part-time treasurer to take care of poor bookkeeping and inaccurate numbers that he noticed being recorded.
WILLIAMSPORT MAN FLED ACCIDENT FOLLOWING HIGH SPEED CHASE
A 35 year old Williamsport man has now been charged for felony fleeing after he took Pennsylvania State troopers through Williamsport on a high speed pursuit last April that began near Kramer Court and Center and ended in a crash at Hawthorne Avenue. According to the Sun Gazette, Tyren Teageus-Landis crashed a 2011 Ford Escape into a utility pole and fled on foot. Police searched the car and found the registration on the car expired and recovered 4.3 grams of cocaine from the vehicle as well. He was recently held for court on the fleeing charge along with reckless endangerment and summary offenses for driving with a suspended license and is in jail in lieu of 50 thousand dollars bail.
OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
County-funded Skills of Central PA’s Summer Employment Program is seeking students with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are looking to transition into the work-force. According to the Lock Haven Express, the program that runs in July and August is for students 14-21 who are transitioning out of high school and have a case open with the Lycoming Clinton Joinder Office. Skills is one of the largest human service providers in central Pennsylvania, offering services in 17 counties and employing approximately 1,000 people in professional, clinical and direct support roles. Get details skillsofcentralpa.org.
FORMER EVENT STAFF CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON JUVENILE
Police have charged a former Jersey Shore Area School District event staff employee with assault and strangulation after he was seen tackling a juvenile and putting him in a choke hold at a basketball game on January 31st. According to North Cetnral PA dot com, 61 year old Frederick Packard had called 911 when the juvenile was asked to leave the gym for swearing and refused, later running for the door and being pursued and held on the ground by Packard. Lycoming Regional Police came to the school and escorted the teen off the property. Packard is no longer employed by the school and has a preliminary hearing February 23rd.
WOMAN WHO ABANDONED DOG CHARGED WITH FELONY
The woman who abandoned a German Shepherd in a locked crate in the parking lot of a Loyalsock Township business last Friday night in frigid temperatures has been charged with felony animal cruelty. According to Pennsylvania State police, following an investigation, it was determined that the owner of the dog, that appeared malnourished and uncared-for was 24 year old Miranda Waldman of Williamsport. Police at Montoursville carried out interviews with Waldman at the police barracks where they said she admitted to being the owner of the dog and leaving it behind.
TWO MEN IN ACCIDENT FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP
Two people suffered minor injuries and the driver of the vehicle charged after an accident where they fled from police earlier this week. According to the Lock Haven Express, 19 year old Robert Devaul of North Bend crashed a Ford F-250 Supercab truck following his flight from a traffic stop at Haagen Lane and Meadow Lane in Beech Creek Township. After the wreck, emergency crews treated the two suspects at the scene for minor injuries, and State police at Lamar took Devaul, who said he ran because of his suspended license, into custody.
CLINTON COUNTY RACING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
A tentative schedule has been released by the Clinton County Fair association for the 2023 racing season which marks the 1/3 mile oval’s 35th anniversary year. According to North Central PA dot com, there will be two 410 Sprint Car events this July and August headlining the track’s special anniversary event with the season beginning April 16th. New events for 2023 include the Appalachian Mountains Super Late Model Series and The Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek in June and July. Tickets are on sale until today for the annual Awards banquet February 25th at the Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Company facility in Loganton.
High School Wrestling
PIAA Team Championships in Hershey
Double A – Round 1
Berks Catholic 38
Fort Leboeuf 33
Warrior Run 24
Triple A – Round 1
Waynesburg Central 32
Central Mountain 36
Cumberland Valley 29
Central Mountain takes on Hempfield Area in the quarterfinals this afternoon (FRI) at 2.
Williamsport 72 Danville 51
Northwest 62 Hughesville 43
St John Neumann 83 Jersey shore 47
Milton 57 Warrior Run 56
N. Penn Mansfield 60 Athens 59
Nativity BVM 95 Southern Columbia 86
Jersey Shore 45 Selinsgrove 22
Central Columbia 46 Loyalsock 42
Shamokin 55 Warrior Run 37
Meadowbrook Christian 41 Millville 28
Magic 115 Nuggets 104
Hawks 116 Suns 107
Nets 116 Bulls 105
Bucks 115 Lakers 106
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Purdue 87 Iowa 73
Arizona 85 California 62
UCLA 62 Oregon State 47
Loyola Marymount 78 Saint Mary’s 74
Gonzaga 99 San Francisco 81
Flyers 2 Oilers 1
Red Wings 2 Flames 1
Panthers 4 Sharks 1
Devils 3 Kracken 1
Lightning 5 Avalanche 0
Canucks 6 Islanders 5
Golden Knights 5 Wild 1
Super Bowl 57
Chiefs and Eagles in Glendale AZ Sunday at 6:30 on FOX
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the clear winner of the Associated Press’ Most Valuable Player award last night at the NFL Honors program with 48 of 50 first-place votes – the other two went to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
It’s the second MVP award of Mahomes’ six-year career, making him the 10th player ever to win the award twice.