BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS MARCH 11, 2022

COMPETITING WITH JOBS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Williamsport city employees are enjoying restructuring of the Information Services Department within Williamsport City Government. In fact, employees have been given new job titles and a change in their pay grade to reflect similar jobs that exist in the private sector job market. These changes were approved at the most recent meeting of the Lycoming County Commissioners. As reported by Sun Gazette, the commissioners did their own research on the issue as well and as described by Commissioner Mussare, the Lycoming County pay rates are low. However, the commissioners were very supportive in the much needed adjustment.

K-9 UNIT RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM LOCAL MOTORCYCLE RIDING CLUB

A check to support the Williamsport Bureau of Police K-9 unit was recently donated by a local motorcycle riding club. As reported by the Sun Gazette, the Gold Wing Road Rider Association Chapter “M” of Williamsport, presented the check to Police Chief Justin Snyder, city Police Capt. Joshua Bell and city Assistant Police Chief Jason Bolt. The donation is expected to be put into helping to offset overall costs associated with maintaining and training the police dogs.

WINTER NOT DONE WITH US YET

…National Weather Service in State College issued a WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY for Heavy snow expected with total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches and winds gusting as high as 45 mph for portions of central Pennsylvania. Penn dot urges use of 511pa.com to monitor both road and weather conditions.

 

CAR THEFT IN WILLIAMSPORT

Three Williamsport juveniles were arrested following a car theft in the 1000 block of Arnold Street on Tuesday afternoon.  The vehicle was tracked by GPS and the juveniles were identified by surveillance video.  They remain the custody of the Lycoming County Juvenile Probation Office with Vehicle theft charges filed in juvenile court.

AUDIT FOR SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

It was good news for the South Williamsport Area School District. A recent audit, conducted on the 2021 finances revealed no findings or discrepancies. As reported by SUN Gazette, Bakertilly performed the audit and presented it to the school board during a recent meeting, noting that the budget’s general fund appeared to be in good shape. Reports also say the business office was “very solid” and carries out good bookkeeping.

MILK DUMPED ON VALLEY ROADWAY YESTERDAY

Yesterday morning, Shamokin Dam Police Department (SDPD) investigated a 1 vehicle crash involving 1 person with entrapment.  At approximately 1143 a.m., Kevin Eberhart of Lewisburg was operating a Truck Tractor hauling approximately 48,000 pounds of milk when he failed to negotiate the turn in the road and rolled onto its passenger side, spilling 20,000 pounds of milk spilled onto the road.   Emergency crews cut part of the cab away to remove Eberhart.  He was Life-Flighted to Geisinger Medical Center from the scene for injuries sustained.

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