BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS MARCH 1, 2022

HUNTING FOR A CAUSE

A benefit for the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors was on Saturday. Upwards of 51 teams of squirrel hunters returned to the Wallis Run Rod and Gun club in Trout Run after the morning’s hunt.  While some hunters returned empty-handed, some brought back nearly a dozen gray, black and red squirrels for weighing. The organizers of the event began in the o dark thirty hours of the morning to make breakfast and then lunch for the hunters. As the club’s 3rd annual event, fifty percent of the proceeds went to support Pa Wounded Warriors. The hunters raised $6,000. Two wounded warriors participated in the event — Josh Rockwell, of Montoursville, and Chris Boyer, of Montgomery. Both were victims of IEDs.

4 th Arrest in Snyder Homicide Investigation

Yesterday, shortly after 9:00 AM RONALD BUTLER was taken into custody at 653 Livermore Road in Hepburn Township, Lycoming County, PA. on an Old Lycoming Twp Police arrest warrant. BUTLER was charged with two counts of felony Endangering the Welfare of Children and one count of misdemeanor Obstruction in Child Abuse Cases. BUTLER was arraigned in front of District Magistrate William Solomon. He was committed to a correctional facility in lieu of $200,000.00 bail. RONALD BUTLER is the father of ECHO BUTLER and resided in the Livermore Rd. residence with ECHO BUTLER, MARIE SNYDER and the SNYDER CHILDREN.

 

STATE POLICE ARREST ON LYCOMING CREEK ROAD

It was a burglary in progress call in the 2600 block of Lycoming Creek Road in which a man was attempting to force his way into a home about 8:40 p.m. on Feb. 17. Ricky G. Tedesco, standing on a back porch, refused to obey trooper commands. He was arrested, after a brief struggle.  Following his arraignment before District Judge Denise Dieter on multiple charges including felony attempted burglary and resisting arrest he was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

PREPARING TO ACT ON ATV USAGE IN CLINTON COUNTY

The linking up of multiple ATV trails in western Clinton County will be acted on by the Chapman Township supervisors.  ATV usage on 13 township roads will be a highlight on this month’s agenda.  As reported by therecordonline.com, the township supervisors are holding a public hearing with the proposed ordinance in the Chapman Township Fire Company meeting hall in North Bend on Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FRED KELLER NOT RUNNING AGAIN

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller of Pennsylvania changed his mind Monday and said he will not run for reelection if he must face a primary election against another Republican incumbent. Pennsylvania’s highest court selected new boundaries for congressional districts last week, and Keller and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson — who represent vast swaths of northern Pennsylvania where population is shrinking or stagnant — found their homes drawn into the same district, as the state adjusts to losing a seat. In a statement, Keller said, “I am not going to run against another member of Pennsylvania’s Republican Congressional Delegation.” Instead of challenging Thompson, Keller had initially said he would run in the new 9th District next door, where Republican Rep. Dan Meuser lives. Keller, 56, was elected in a special election in 2019 and is the newest member of Pennsylvania’s delegation.

SAD START TO THE WEEK FOR THE WARRIOR RUN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

In letter from the Warrior Run School Superintendent Alan Hack announced the tragic loss of a fifth grader due to a motor vehicle accident.  It is with great sadness that they share with entire school community of the untimely passing of Hunter Reynolds, a 5th grade student at Warrior Run Middle School.  Counseling services will be made available to staff and students.  If parents have special counseling concerns or would like additional support, please contact the counselor or building principal. The entire school district expresses their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Hunter and ask everyone to remember Hunter’s family, friends, and our Warrior Run Family as all grieve the loss of this young Defender.

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