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BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

MONTOURSVILLE AREA  HOME HIT BY FIRE Several volunteer fire companies, along with city fireman, battled a two alarm blaze that was engulfing a home on Jerry Lane, off of Heilman Road, North of Route 864 in Upper Fairfield Township yesterday afternoon.  The fire was reportedly called in by a neighbor.  When the fire crews arrived…

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BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

WILLIAMSPORT CODES AND CITY POLICE PATROL DIVISION REMAIN The Williamsport City Bureau of Codes and City Police Patrol Division are the two departments that remain in condemned City Hall. Mayor Derek Slaughter reported yesterday that he would ask for a brief extension. A target date of Monday was set two weeks ago by the codes…

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BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER The Pennsylvania College of Technology has announced James R Dougherty the Third as the next Executive Director of the Community Arts Center beginning earlier this week.  He takes over the position from Chuck Still who had been with the center since January 2020.  Dougherty has most recently served…

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BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT PASSED AN EXEMPTION TO THE MASK ORDER While in South Williamsport, the school board passed a motion that will allow parents to sign off on an exemption from the Department of Health’s mask-wearing order during a crowded public meeting  this week.  The motion removes the requirement of exemptions to have a doctor’s signature,…

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