RAPE TRIAL FOR MONTOURSVILLE GYM COACH BEGINS TODAY
The two day trial begins today in Lycoming County Court for the Montoursville gym coach charged with rape of a child and other sexual assault charges that stemmed from an incident at the Epidemic Stunt and Tumble Gym in September of 2022. The gym has since closed. According to North Central PA dot com, police say George William Scholl lured a fourth grade girl who was a member of a cheerleading squad into an office while at his gym and allegedly committed the assault. Scholl has been out on $150,000 monetary bail since last June.
LOCK HAVEN MAN SENTENCED FOR SELLING METH
A former Lock Haven man who was convicted of selling meth and prescription medication in March has been sentenced to nine years in state prison. According to North Central PA dot com, 27 year old Kyle James St. Clair, who represented himself at his trial, was given the almost decade long sentence by Judge Michael Salisbury in Clinton County Court for three counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.
METHODIST MEMBER CHURCHES CHOOSE TO LEAVE CONFERENCE
Over 141 member churches took steps to vote to go their own ways, moving away from the United Methodist Church at the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church held in Williamsport. According to the Sun Gazette, reports say most, if not all of the 141 disaffiliations were as a direct result of the stance held by the United Methodist church concerning the ordination of those from the LGBTQ community and the question of same-sex weddings performed by ministers in the church.
LEGION LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO PLACE FLAGS
The Lewisburg American Legion Post 182 are seeking volunteers to place American flags on veterans’ graves this evening. According to media outlets, volunteers can join others with the American Legion at the Lewisburg Cemetery tonight at 6 p.m. on South Seventh Street when they place about 1,100 flags. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to meet at the cemetery entrance. In Northumberland, the American Legion and other volunteers will place flags at veteran’s graves Thursday at 6pm.
RACIAL HARASSMENT TRIAL DISMISSED IN FEDERAL COURT
A civil rights suit against Jersey Shore Schools has been dismissed in US Middle District Court after a judge said school leaders there are not culpable for the alleged environment of racial harassment suffered by the plaintiff and their family. The court determined the district’s response to the family’s complaints leading up to the lawsuit were reasonable; such as family meetings with faculty and disciplinary actions. According to PennLive, the family of the black student who relocated from the Jersey Shore School District is eligible to file an amended complaint of the suit, but he only recommended it if there were new allegations within the dismissed lawsuit.
WASHINGTONVILLE COPPER THIEVES SOUGHT BY POLICE
Police are seeking two suspects who stole copper pipe from a home in Washingtonville. According to North Central PA dot com, State troopers say the men broke into the home at 27 Water Street May 16th at about 8:35 am and were seen leaving the residence after the theft. One man goes by “Curtis” and is about 6’1” with short brown hair and average build, the other man was called Jake and was wearing a camo army jacket and jeans. If you have information about the Montour County theft or the suspects, call state police.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM IN UNION COUNTY
The Union County Library System’s Summer Quest reading program starts June 1st and features several kick-off events at their three locations. According to a press release from UCLS, the summer reading program runs from June 1 – August 12, with lots of opportunities for all ages to promote reading as well as enjoy a live reptile show, weekly crafts, movie nights, and S.T.E.A.M. activities. Go online eto UnionCountyLibraries.org/SummerQuest2023 to find out about the events happening at the Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg and West End Library in Laurelton.
FLY-IN PANCAKE BREAKFAST IN TIOGA COUNTY
This Memorial Day weekend will feature the Canyon Pilots Association annual pancake breakfast at the Grand Canyon Regional Airport this Sunday May 28th in Tioga County. According to North Central PA dot com, the breakfast is open to the public from 8am til noon at the corporate hangar at the airport, just west of Wellsboro in Delmar Township where planes will fly-in and the Canyon Country Ultralight Club will have some aircraft on display. Get details by emailing canyon pilots at gmail dot com.
East Finals Game 3
Heat 128 Celtics 102
Miami leads the series 3-0
Mets 5 Guardians 4 Game 1
Mets 2 Guardians 1 Game 2
Yankees 4 Reds 1
Phillies 2 Cubs 1
Nationals 6 Tigers 4
Braves 3 Mariners 2
Diamondbacks 8 Pirates 3
Orioles 8 Blue Jays 3
Brewers 6 Rays 4
White Sox 5 Royals 2
Astros 2 A’s 0
Cardinals 10 Dodgers 5
Rangers 13 Rockies 3
Giants 7 Marlins 5
Angels 4 Twins 2
Padres 7 Red Sox 0
West Final Game 2
Golden Knights 3 Stars 2 /OT Vegas up 2
Kyle Larson picked up the million dollar Sunday night in the All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in NC. Bubba Wallace was second, Tyler Reddick third , Chase Briscoe 4th, and Chase Elliott rounded out the top 5.
– Kyle Larson is the first to win the All-Star race at three different tracks – previously at Charlotte in 2019 in Texas in 2021
– 11th win for Hendrick
– Larson is only the 4th driver to win the All-Star race 3 times; Jimmie Johnson won 4, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt also won 3.
46 year old Michael Block, head pro at a public golf club in California, drilled a hole-in-one to seal a remarkable performance at the PGA Championship Sunday at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Block finished 15th – enough to stamp his ticket to the 106th edition of the major next year and earning $288,333 in prize money. Bruce Koepka finished the PGA Championship at -9 for his 5th major.