MAN ADMITS TO INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING OF AMISH CHILDREN
A 27 year old Gordonville man admitted to touching a group of Amish children inappropriately after the group came forward and filed a complaint. According to North Central Pa dot com, the five children ages three to ten came forward through a liason for the Amish community and Centre County Children and Youth said Gideon Byler abused them at his home last October. Byler needed a sign language interpreter to be interviewed by police. He is facing first-degree misdemeanor indecent assault of a person younger than 13, He is scheduled to appear in Court this August.
TORNADO CONFIRMED YESTERDAY IN LEWISBURG
The National Weather service did confirm a touchdown of a tornado Sunday in Lewisburg that closed Southbound Route15 between Colonel John Kelly Road and Hospital Drive in Kelly Township and tore the roof off the ‘Just Lite It’ Fireworks store along West Branch Highway in Lewisburg. Ty Drum, co-owner of ‘Just Lite it’ said there were customers in the store when the storm struck, but no one was injured. ‘Just Lite It’ is waiting for PPL to inspect the location to see if they can open up again. Drum says they have two other locations, one in Sunbury and one in Mill Hall, the Lock Haven Exit of I-80.
SHEETZ GIVING A BIG 4TH OF JULY DISCOUNT FOR GAS
Customers of Sheetz will enjoy a discount on gas today as they roll back prices per gallon to 1.776 a gallon to commemorate the signing of the declaration of independence on the 4th of July 1776. President Travis Sheetz said that as a family company they are always looking for ways to assist the communities and customers that they serve as they travel today. The promotion will last all day, or while promotional gallons last. The discounted price will apply to their fuel grade offerings at all Sheetz locations across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, but does not apply to any diesel fuel.
LYCO CONTROLLER HAS TAXABLE BENEFIT CONCERNS
County Controller Krista B. Rogers has recently raised the issue as to whether a purchase of 37 cent wrist bands for sheriff’s deputies to wear are a taxable benefit. According to PennLive, Rogers is not opposed to buying the bands but says she wants Sheriff R. Mark Lusk and the county to adhere to IRS rules over the uniform item. Lusk says he has documentation from the IRS supporting his position that the bands are not taxable. Penn Live says Rogers has made similar decisions involving small amounts of money that have taken them to county court and later Commonwealth court over items such as work pants and gift cards. Lusk says the bands that go on badges are not clothing.
CLINTON COUNTY PLANS ROAD MAINTENANCE AFTER THE HOLIDAY
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Clinton County Maintenance announces work will continue this week on various roadways throughout Clinton County. Motorists should be aware the work will include sign repairs and upgrades, mowing and side dozing, box culvert repair and seal coating. Motorists should also be aware the due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.
NEW PENNSYLVANIA STATE SONG BEING SOUGHT
The PA Legislature is considering replacing our state song after they say the current one was adopted in 1990 and could use an update. According to WFMZ, the House Democratic Communications Office said resolution H.R. 41, to replace the state song was adopted by a 138-64 vote. Now an independent commission will be formed to study the history of the state song, solicit submissions from the public, and recommend changes. The current state song is “Pennsylvania,” by Eddie Khoury, a retired PA prison administrator, and Ronnie Bonner.
Braves 4 Guardians 2
Astros 12 Rangers 11
Brewers 8 Cubs 6
Reds 3 Nationals 2
Marlins 5 Cardinals 4
Yankees 6 Orioles 3
Twins 8 Royals 4
Padres 10 Angels 3
Mariners 6 Giants 5
Dodgers 5 Pirates 2
MLB Draft League
State College Spikes defeated the Williamsport Crosscutters on the road last night 3-1 Williamsport comes back home today to host State College with a 1:05pm first pitch.
TENNIS – Wimbledon
Women’s First Round Monday
Sofia Kenin, a fellow American seeded at 128th this week, defeated number 7 Coco Gauff 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
*In her 24th Wimbledon five time champion Venus Williams fell in the court, then dropped her first round match to 2019 Wimbledon semifinalist Elena Svitolina 6-4, 6-3
Novak Djokovic began his record quest with a straight-sets Wimbledon victory over Argentine Pedro Cachin on Centre Court Monday.
The Four-time defending champion is seeking a men’s record-extending 24th Grand Slam title.