BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 28, 2022

AMAZON TO BRING JOBS TO LYCOMING COUNTY

There are plans to open an Amazon delivery station near Montgomery in Clinton Township which could bring up to 100 jobs to the area.  According to an announcement by Amazon, they plan to utilize the former warehouse building along Saegers Station Road.  A delivery station is where online ordered items are prepared for delivery, usually the last stop before a package gets to its destination.  The operation is set to start up in late spring or early summer. 

BUYER FOR FORMER COUNTRY CUPBOARD LOCATION

Members of the Baylor and Hamm families who owned the former Country Cupboard in Lewisburg have agreed to sell the property on the corner of Hafer Road and Route 15 to Evangelical Community Hospital.  According to the Sun Gazette, a press release from the Baylor Hamm companies said the property closing is scheduled for some time in May.  Administrators from Evangelical said they don’t have immediate plans for the property and that the Susquehanna River Valley Vistors Bureau will remain at the location at 81 Hafer Rd. for now. 

FORMER PA AG GETS DUI, VIOLATES PROBATION

A bench warrant has been issued for former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane who has been charged with DUI after an accident in Scranton in March.  According to WNEP, this allegedly violates Kane’s probation from her perjury conviction in 2016, for which she served 8 months in a Montgomery County prison.  After Kane is served the warrant a Montgomery County Judge could require her to complete her full 23 month sentence.  Kane, who resigned in 2016, was the first female and first Democrat to be elected Attorney General in Pennsylvania.

PENN COLLEGE CULINARY STUDENTS GO TO KENTUCKY

Student and alumni chefs will be heading to the Blue Grass State next month to cater the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby.  According to WNEP, some culinary arts program students have had the experience for several years since Penn College has been catering for the event for over 25 years.  During the first week of May, students will be prepping and preparing meals for 300 thousand people who will be at the Derby.  Each Student went through a grades review and interview process to qualify for the job.  The Derby itself is on May 7th

TWO ARRESTED FOR ENDANGERING CHILDREN

State Police say two small children were found wandering in their Beaver Springs neighborhood for more than an hour on April 12th without supervision and two people have been charged.  The 2 and 4 year old children were not hurt during the ordeal in Snyder County.  Police charged 35 year old Sarah Bowersox of Beaver Springs and 41 year old Carl Fornwalt of Middleburg with endangering the welfare of children. 

SUMMER FUN COULD BE READY BY MEMORIAL DAY

Williamsport Mayor, Derek Slaughter has gotten the word from Williamsport Public Works Department that work is on track for the planned improvements at Lose Park and Memorial Pool, so that the facilities may be open for Memorial Day weekend.  According to the Sun Gazette, contractors from Landserv Inc. received a positive recommendation from City Council for a splash pad at Shaw Park that will include filtration systems and a concrete slab.  A new liner for Memorial Pool and other improvements means it could open this summer after being shut down for COVID and a serious water leak that has now been resolved.

HOUSE PASSES BILL AIMED AT UNDER PERFORMING STUDENTS

Representative Clint Owlett sponsored a passing bill this week in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that will help underperforming school age children in Pennsylvania a lifeline scholarship to choose an alternate school setting that would meet their individual academic needs.  According to a press release from the Pennsylvania GOP House News, the legislation allows the families of students who are in the bottom 15 percent of performance – based on state testing – to receive financial support to change to a school that suits their learning style better than a public school environment. The House favored the historic bill 104 to 93 and it goes to the Senate next for consideration.

DEADLINES FOR MAIL-IN VOTING

Those PA residents who want to utilize mail-in  voting for the May 17th Primary can visit their County Board of Elections office until May 10th  to apply for mail in or absentee voting or can even turn in completed ballots.  More than 734,000 Pennsylvanians have applied for a mail-in ballots and more than 76,000 Pennsylvanians have applied for an absentee ballot to vote in the primary.  The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania is May 2.  

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Varsity Baseball

Wellsboro 20               Troy 6
Cowanesque Val. 9      Northeast Bradford 4
Sayre 11                       Canton 0
Muncy 12                     Northwest 1
PIAA District 4
Varsity Softball

Wellsboro 21               Troy 17

NBA

Bucks 116           Bulls 100 Milwaukee wins the series 4-1 in the East 1st Round
Warriors 102      Nuggets 98 Golden State wins 4-1 in the West 1st Round.
Tonight
76’rs leads the series 3-2 and is in Toronto at 7 PM, Phoenix is in New Orleans at 7:30 on TNT, Phoenix leads 3-2, and Dallas is it Utah at 10 PM on TNT, Dallas leads 3-2

MLB
Cardinals 10 Mets 5
Brewers 3 Pirates 1
Phillies 7 Rockies 3
Yankees 5 Orioles 2
Marlins 2 Nationals 1
Angels 9 Guardians 5

NHL
Jets 4 Flyers 0
Canadiens 4 Rangers 3
Blackhawks 4 Golden Knights 3
Coyotes 4 Stars 3
Kings 5 Kracken 3

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