BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS FEB 28, 2022

RUSSIAN VODKA AND OTHER ITEMS TAKEN OFF SHELVES

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today instructed all Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores and licensee service centers to remove Russian-made products from shelves as a show of solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine. Russian-made Special Order products are also no longer available. According to Board Chairman, Tim Holden,  “As of today, these products will no longer be sold or procured by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Given the evolving political-economic climate, it’s just the right thing to do.”

RETIREMENT FOR LOCAL STATE REPRESENTATIVE

State Rep. Jeff Wheeland, made the announcement Friday that he will not be seeking another term in the state House. In a released statement, Wheeland said he was honored to serve the people of Lycoming County.  As reported by an online news outlet, while in office, among many other things, Wheeland focused on a strong education system and economic and job growth. With no specific plans when he leaves office at the end of this year, his options are open and he plans on spending more time with family. However, he plans do include staying in Lycoming County.

 

 

LINCOLN DAY DINNER

The 27th annual Lincoln Day Dinner of the Lycoming County Republican Committee was held at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport on Saturday evening. As reported by Sun Gazette, the event attracted candidates and held many of the larger topics maintaining news headlines, such as; economy, energy independence and lowering taxes. Invited guests included: U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser; U.S. Rep. Fred Keller and candidates for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. Also, the Alvin C. Bush Award was presented to committee members Bob and Carol Pryor for outstanding volunteer efforts.

COVID-19 CASES IN THE AREA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Sunday reported new cases of COVID-19. Clinton County reported two new cases. Centre County added 15; Lycoming and Tioga 6 each. In the valley, there were 7 cases reported in Northumberland County, 1 in Snyder, 3 in Union and 7 in Montour County.

 

KINDNESS MONTH

The Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way and United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties are proud to announce the third annual Kindness Campaign sponsored by Evangelical Community Hospital. This year, our campaign will be in the communities and schools of Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Columbia, and Montour counties. Kindness Nominations open on February 14th, and on March 1st, we kick off a year-long celebration of Kindness! Throughout March 2022, the campaign will focus on Kindness by giving back to the community, and they encourage everyone to get involved.

 

A NEW MRI UNIT

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital installed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit as part of a multi-phase upgrade to its Radiology Department.  The new MRI equipment brings noninvasive diagnostics closer to home for patients in Jersey Shore who need high-quality images of their brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Through this multi-phase project, the Radiology Department will upgrade nearly every piece of equipment, relocate rooms and move walls for expansion — all while coordinating several logistics to avoid interrupting services for patients. Upgrades to the diagnostic X-ray section at Geisinger Jersey Shore were completed in 2021 and included a new portable X-ray machine, which is used throughout the hospital, including in the emergency room, operating rooms and inpatient areas. The next phase of the hospital’s radiology upgrade is the installation of a CT scanner, which is scheduled for completion later this year.

 

PENNSYLVANIA SHOWS SUPPORT OF UKRAINE

A show of solidarity and support for Ukraine was on display on Saturday night in Harrisburg. As reported by WHTM, the State Capitol Building was lit up with the colors of the Ukrainian Flag Saturday night.  Governor Tom Wolf condemned the war in Ukraine on Thursday, Feb 24 by releasing a statement of support, urging democratic leaders across the globe to unite and respond decisively to the unjustified and unlawful attack.

VETERAN’S DESIGNATION

Nearly 800,000 veterans calling Pennsylvania home, PennDOT is proud to offer services that benefit the nation’s fourth largest veteran population. One service offered to veterans to show pride in their service is through requesting a veteran’s designation on their driver’s license or ID card. There is no charge for the designation; however, applicants must pay any applicable initial issuance, renewal or duplicate driver’s license or ID card fees. To qualify, a person must self-certify and have received a Certificate of Release or Discharge from active duty (DD214) or equivalent for service in the United States Armed Forces, including reserve components or the National Guard.  Veterans can further distinguish themselves through a variety of military-themed registration plates identifying their branch of service or depicting certain military honors received during their tour of duty.

HONORING OUR VETERANS LICENSE PLATE

Nearly 800,000 veterans calling Pennsylvania home, PennDOT is proud to offer services that benefit the nation’s fourth largest veteran population.  All Pennsylvania vehicle owners can show their support of veterans by purchasing a “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate which was authorized by Act 194 of 2012 and features an image of the American Flag and a Bald Eagle and contains the words “Honoring Our Veterans.” The plate is available for passenger cars and light trucks up to 10,000 pounds, as well as motorcycles and costs $35. Fifteen dollars from the sale of each license plate goes to the Veterans Trust Fund administered by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

WILLIAMSPORT MAN ARRESTED FOR SUMMER BURGLARY AT SCHMIDT BAKERY WAREHOUSE IN OLD LYCOMING TWP.

Old Lycoming Twp. Police was called to Schmidt Bakery Warehouse on July 25, 2021 after workers discovered damages in excessive of $10,000. Blood from the actor was found on the scene and tested at a lab. Christopher Bradley, a recently terminated employee, was interviewed by police and lab test confirmed the blood was his. On Feb 25th, BRADLEY was arraigned in front of District Judge Solomon on multiple charges including felony burglary and criminal trespass. BRADLEY was committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

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