BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 13, 2022

DECEASED MOTORCYCLIST IDENTIFIED

The man who was killed in the motorcycle accident on Lycoming Creek Road on Wednesday after he collided with a garbage truck has been identified.  According to the Sun Gazette, 31 year old Jabe Walters of Cogan Station was not wearing a helmet when ran into a garbage truck in front of him that slowed to turn onto Mahaffey Lane.  Police report that Walters was traveling at a high rate of speed and never regained consciousness from the accident.  He was transported around 1pm to UPMC Williamsport where he was pronounced deceased by the the Lycoming County Coroner.

CANNABIS BUSINESS EXPANDS IN CLINTON COUNTY

A National Cannabis business has purchased a growing and processing facility for over 10 million dollars in Avis, bringing many more millions of dollars in operations and expansions to Clinton County.  According to the Sun Gazette, Terrapin Care Station has worked closely with Clinton County in its’ commitment to a local workforce and employing and serving veterans, who as a spin-off company “VetForce”, employ 80%  of veterans for an expanding security and transport company.  The facility will be at 180 Henry Street and in coordination with M&R Contracting from Lock Haven, will complete a 200 thousand square foot expansion there in June.

GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE TO DROP OUT AGAIN

Jake Corman announced yesterday for a second time that he will drop out of Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race.  According to PennLive, sources say the Senate President ProTem will be endorsing Lou Barletta. The GOP is seeking to elect a candidate to beat Josh Shapiro, the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor with some questioning Doug Mastriano’s ability to do that in November.  Corman will retire from the Senate after serving 6 four-year terms.  Corman re-entered the race last month after an initial decision to leave the crowded 9-person field after former President Donald Trump convinced him to stay in the race.

FUNDRAISER TO SEND KIDS TO CAMP

A local non-profit childcare licensed community center is hoping to raise enough money to send 56 at risk children from Williamsport to summer camp this year.  According to the Sun Gazette, Firetree Place is holding a fundraiser to give low income children a chance to have positive guidance and the potential for mentorship to success in the future.  The camp goes for 10-weeks Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for kids 5 to 12. Those who want to contribute can go to mightycause dot com.

CAUSE OF MAHONING TOWNSHIP FIRE UNDETERMINED

Fire Marshalls said the cause of the blaze that destroyed the home of a former Montour County Commissioner in Mahoning Township Tuesday was accidental and undetermined.  According to the Daily item, as firefighters arrived on the scene, ninety year old Thomas Herman was injured but talking to family members who assisted him out of the burNing home. He was flown to Lehigh Valley regional Burn Center from Geisinger.  Initial reports were that Herman’s terrier perished in the fire but witnesses have said they saw her escape.  Smoke from the flames could be seen for 10 miles. 

CONTRACT RENEWED FOR TWO POSITIONS IN THE BOROUGH

The Borough Council in South Williamsport renewed the contract this week for their borough manager and director of public safety, Steven Cappelli, with only one dissenting vote over the renewal due to equity in benefits.  According to the SUN Gazette, Cappelli noted that the borough has not had any operating budget tax increases since he took office, as well as other positive outcomes like the merger of Southside and Duboistown borough  to provide 24/7 police coverage and more.  For the two positions Cappelli will earn 120 thousand a year for five years. 

NEW COLLEGE SAVINGS ACCOUNT HOLDERS COULD WIN

The PA Treasury Department announced today a promotion that could award new PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan account holders extra money for their college savings bottom line.  According to a press release, Pennsylvanians who open a new 529 GSP account are automatically eligible to win a top award of over five thousand dollars, or one of 67 county specific awards.  529 Day, or May 29th is a day to highlight the benefits of saving for a post-secondary education. PA 529 accounts can be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, equipment and room and board at technical schools, apprenticeship programs, community colleges, and four-year colleges nationwide. Visit PA529.com for information.

BUSINESSES ALONG ROUTE 6 CAN SUPPORT BIKE TOURISM

A new free program for bike-friendly businesses along the Route 6 corridor and beyond, has been announced to support bike tourism in the region.  According to the PA Route 6 Alliance, in order to be approved as a bike-friendly business along the corridor, they must provide services for bicyclists, including maps and info, wi-fi and more.  Businesses can go to paroute6.com for a checklist to prepare for the application process.  In 2017, the Outdoor Industry Association found that bicyclists nationally spend $83 billion per year on trip-related sales.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4 Varsity Baseball
Wallenpaupack 8                    Wyalusing 2
Central Columbia 10               Warrior Run 2
Sayre 18                                  Northeast Bradford 1
Canton 6                                 Troy 5
Muncy 24                                Bucktail 0
St. John Neumann 10              Northwest 0

PIAA District 4 Varsity Softball

Bucktail 5                                Muncy 4
Lewisburg 7                             Loyalsock 3
Sullivan County 15                 Sayre 14
Shamokin 14                           Selinsgrove 2
Montgomery 12                       St John Neumann 1
Jersey Shore 7                         Shikellamy 4
Northwest 16                          CMVT 1
Towanda 5                               Wellsboro 3
Hughesville 17                         Southern Columbia 4
Central Columbia 1                 Bloomsburg 0

NBA

Heat 99                76’ers 90 Miami wins series 4-2
Mavericks 113 Suns 86  3-3 in the West
Tonight NBA
Celtics and Bucks @7:30 ESPN Milwaukee leads 3-2
Grizzlies and Warriors play @10 on ESPN Golden State leads 3-2

NHL
Bruins 5              Hurricanes 2  Tied up 3-3
Lightning 4         Maple Leafs 3 tied up 3-3 in the East
Blues 5                Wild 1       St. Louis wins 4-2
Oilers 4               Kings 2 their series tied up 3-3
Tonight NHL
Rangers and Penguins @ 7 PM on TNT Pittsburgh leads 3-2
Panthers and Capitals @7:30 on TBS Florida leading 3-2
Flames and stars @9:30 on TNT Calgary leads 3-2


MLB
Mets 4                  Nationals 1
Orioles 3              Cardinals 2
Reds 4                  Pirates 0
Yankees 15            White Sox 7
Phillies 9              Dodgers 7

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