BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 7, 2021

FELONY SEXUAL ASSAULT

He faces 20 counts of statutory sexual assault and attempted rape of a child, which lasted over a five-year-period in Union County. Timothy Troxell, 42, according to northcentralpa.com, allegedly assaulted the child at three different residences in Mifflinburg Borough as well as at a Best Western Inn in King of Prussia between Nov 2015 and Nov 2020. Troxell was arraigned at Mensch’s office and bail was set at $100,000 unsecured and $50,000 unsecured for Montgomery County. A preliminary hearing for both cases for Troxell is set for 3 p.m. May 11 at Mensch’s office.

WARRANT FOR FELONY THEFT CHARGES

Picked up by South Williamsport Police on a felony warrant, Allison Rae Sechrist, 24, is accused by Woodward Township Police of taking money from a relative’s bank account, without their knowledge, by stealing account information. According to northcentralpa.com, Sechrist was charged on March 26 with multiple felonies and arraigned on March 30 by Clinton County Magisterial District Judge John W. Maggs. She posted bail and her preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 27.

CURRENT COVID-19 LOCAL NUMBERS

The PA Dept. of Health reports COVID-19 numbers, locally Lycoming: 43,  Montour: 5, Northumberland: 10, Snyder: 10, Union: 22,Centre: 52, Clinton: 8 new COVID cases reported.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT UPMC WILLIAMSPORT FEATURING CONGRESSMAN FRED KELLER

It was called a roundtable discussion,yesterday at UPMC Williamsport, as Congressman Fred Keller sat down with leaders at UPMC and discussed  the a variety of current issues including COVID-19. According the Medical Director of Infectious Disease at UPMC, “There has been a lull in new cases, but over the last two weeks we’ve seen a small spike.” Also,  according to northcentralpa.com, behavioral changes, incl hand washing, social distancing and masks have reduced occurrences of flu, common cold and RSV cases.

UTILITY PAYMENTS APPROVED BY BOROUGH COUNCIL

It’s considered a second chance to avoid utility shutoffs from the Borough of Montoursville. According to SUN Gazette, a large amount of bills have been in arrears since COVID-19 began over a year ago. But now, the Montoursville Borough Council has voted, 3-2, to allow customers to pay their overdue water bills in three installments. It was noted that customers in arrears will not face late penalty fees on their past due bills.The next council meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, May 3.

INSTRUCTIONAL MODIFICATIONS FOR COVID-19 IN THE CLASSROOM

The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education yesterday announced modifications to their instructional model recommendations for Pre-K to 12.   K-12 public schools in counties with a moderate level of community transmission of COVID-19 now consider returning students to full in-person instruction in addition to blended/hybrid learning model. Counties with a substantial level of community transmission should consider blended/hybrid learning in addition to remote learning for K-12 student. Currently 17 counties in the moderate level of transmission, and 45 counties were in the substantial level of community transmission:

Moderate –, Snyder, , Tioga, Union,

Substantial –Centre, Clinton, Columbia, , Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland

LHU JOBS IN QUESTION HAVE REPRIEVE

It appears Lock Haven University has achieved a significant victory. According to Shawn O’Dell, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the jobs that were critical to being lost to outsourcing have been saved. These jobs include custodians, groundskeeper, secretaries, etc.
According to northcentralpa.com, when it came down to it, the savings as a whole were not significant enough for LHU to outsource. As of right now, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) is still risking the cut of 30% of faculty jobs that will see loss of 67 members at LHU.

 

Sports

 

High School Softball

Bucktail defeated Sugar Valley 16-1 , Montoursville shut out Hughesville 11-0, Muncy shut out Neuman 15-0, Coudersport over Galeton 19-12, Loyalsock over Bloomsburg 12-1,

High School Baseball

Jersey Shore over Danville 7-4, Wellsboro defeated Troy 25-3, Montgomery over Bucktail 19-3

Boys Tennis

Montoursville shut out Milton 5-0, Jersey Shore over Danville 4-1, Bloomsburg over Loyalsock 3-2, Central Mountain shut out Shikellamy 5-0, Central Columbia over Muncy 4-1, Williamsport shut out Mifflinburg 5-0

Major League Baseball

Tigers over the Twins 4-3, Nationals defeat the Braves 6-5, Astros over the Angels 4-2, Cardinals over the Marlins 4-2, Red Sox over the Rays 6-5, Brewers shut out the Cubs 4-0, Rangers over the Blue Jays 7-4, Diamondbacks over the Rockies 10-8, Dodgers over the Athletics 5-1, White Sox over the Mariners 10-4, Padres over the Giants 3-1, Yankees defeated the Orioles 7-2, Reds defeated the Pirates 14-1, Mets over the Philllies 8-4,

NHL

Sabres over the Devils 5-3, Islanders shut out the Capitals 1-0, Rangers over the Penguins 8-4, Bruins over the Flyers 4-2, Hurricanes defeat the Panthers 5-2, Blue Jackets over the Lightning, Predators top the Red Wings 3-2, Blackhawks over the Stars 4-2, Ducks top the Sharks 5-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

It appears Lock Haven University has achieved a significant victory. According to Shawn O’Dell, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the jobs that were critical to being lost to outsourcing have been saved. These jobs include custodians, groundskeeper, secretaries, etc.
According to northcentralpa.com, when it came down to it, the savings as a whole were not significant enough for LHU to outsource. As of right now, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) is still risking the cut of 30% of faculty jobs that will see loss of 67 members at LHU.

 

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