BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS – September 3, 2022

The recent appointment of David Kay, as a Old Lycoming Township Supervisor,was done improperly by the board. Now, the Old Lycoming Township Solicitor is trying to right a misstep, according to a report in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Kay applied and was appointed as a Supervisor, in May. Kay however did not get voted on in a proper manner. Now, the Solicitor is petitioning the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas, to help them correct the procedural matter. Kay took the place of former Supervisor Sam Aungst, whose last day was April 12th.

The Old City Williamsport Project is moving one step closer to a reality, after the Williamsport City Council, approved on a first reading, the appropriation of $900,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to put toward the $22.9 million dollar project. The mixed use and residential space located on Basin Street, 3rd Street and 4th Street, will be constructed in three phases. The area is located adjacent to Lycoming College, and will have many uses, including residential apartments, retail businesses, an outdoor garden and a parking deck. Pine Ridge Construction Management is the developer for the project, with participation from the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Lycoming College, the Sewer & Water Authority, and the First Community Foundation of Pennsylvania.

The Lock Haven Jaycees Labor Day Regatta is underway this weekend for the 51st year; but, making the event run much smoother this year and for years to come, was improvements to the Lockport Boat Launch, located on the Northside of the Susquehanna River’s West Branch. A 175 foot enhancement to the boat launch was unveiled in a ceremony on Friday. The improvement offers boat racers to have expanded shore access and will help stabilize the riverbank. The enhancement of the riverbank will also allow a “soft” access for kayaks and canoes for the public’s usage. The regatta runs through Monday, in Lock Haven.

A 21 year old Williamsport man who was charged with attempted homicide in 2020, plead guilty to two counts of reckless endangerment and was placed on three years of probation. The plea agreement was based on the unwillingness of witnesses to come forward and provide information with the investigation, according to Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner. Jordan Artley was accused of firing into a crowd of four individuals, wounding one of the victims, in the groin.

Two individuals involved in the January 6th Capitol riot from Central Pennsylvania, will face hearings in the coming month of September. Tammy Bronsburg, 51, of Williamsport, will face sentencing on September 27th. However, a former State College resident who now lives in Lock Haven, is seeking to have three charges dismissed. Brian Gunderson and his attorney is seeking to have Obstruction of An Official Proceeding, Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building, and Engaging in Violence in a Restricted Building, tossed out. Federal prosecutors have until September 12th to respond to the motions to dismiss. Judge Thomas Hogan will make a ruling on the motions on September 19th.

Voter eligibility questions have came up recently, as a phony campaign to obtain voter information, including an individuals Social Security number. Lycoming County Board of Elections are urging residents to contact the county directly, if they have any questions in regards to their voter registration in the county. In order to register to vote, an applicant must provide date of birth and their PA drivers license number, or else date of birth and the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number. Applicants are NOT required to provide a full Social Security Number or financial information in order to register to vote.

Lycoming County is set to receive $278,638 in Community Development Block Grant funding for projects that benefit county residents. An additional $597.566 will go toward projects in Jersey Shore, Montoursville and South Williamsport boroughs, are a part of the county’s contract as well for projects to be funded. According to SEDA-COG, approximately $1.5 million in funds were requested by eight municipalities for projects recently, using CDBG funds from 2022.

Former President Donald Trump will make a campaign visit to Northeast Pennsylvania this evening. Trump will speak at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre, tonight at 7pm. Doors will open at 2pm for the event. Trump will be campaigning for Republican candidates Dr. Mehmet Oz for the U.S. Senate, Congressional candidate Jim Bognet and Doug Mastriano for Governor. Pennsylvania is typically considered a battleground state, and with these mid-term elections even more important for the party. Trump’s visit comes days after President Joe Biden made an appearance in Wilkes Barre at Wilkes College.

IN SPORTS…

Friday Night Football –

The Backyard Broadcasting High School Game of the Week featured the Pittston Patriots on the road to face the Williamsport Millionaires. Williamsport was looking to get their first victory of the year, after losing last week to State College. The Millionaires trailed Pittston, 12 to nothing at Halftime; but, answered with 29 – 2nd Half points, to get the victory, at STA Stadium. Williamsport won the contest 29 to 12.

Other High School Football Games/Scores –

Mount Carmel over Dunmore, 42-14

Jersey Shore shellacked Lewisburg, 70-6

Southern Columbia blanked Shamokin, 43-0

Loyalsock Township defeated Hughesville, 27-0

Selinsgrove edged out Juniata, 17-14

Danville over Line Mountain, 52-0

Mifflinburg blanked Central Columbia, 35-0

Milton over Towanda, 21-0

Midd-West defeated Halifax, 48-14

Muncy over Wellsboro, 30-22

Troy defeated Montoursville, 28-7

South Williamsport spanked Montgomery, 59-14

Bloomsburg upended Central Mountain, 42-21

Hamburg defeated Warrior Run, 48-7

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY –

Susquehanna at Lycoming, 1pm

Lock Haven at C.W. Post, 1pm

Stonewall College at Bloomsburg, 2pm

Towson at Bucknell, 6pm

MLB SCORES…

Toronto over Pittsburgh, 4-0

San Francisco walloped Philadelphia, 13-1

NY Mets over Washington, 7-3

Tampa Bay blanked NY Yankees, 9-0

Seattle defeated Cleveland, 6-1

Boston over Texas, 9-1

Baltimore defeated Oakland, 5-2

Cincinnati edged Colorado, 3-2

Detroit defeated Kansas City, 5-4

Atlanta over Miami, 8-1

Chicago White Sox edged Minnesota, 4-3

St. Louis over Chicago Cubs, 8-0

Houston over LA Angels, 4-2

San Diego defeated LA Dodgers, 7-1

Arizona edged Milwaukee, 2-1

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