MONTOUR TOWNSHIP HOME BURNS TO THE GROUND
A home in Montour Township burned to the ground yesterday morning before volunteer firefighters could get water up a steep hill to extinguish it. According to the Press Enterprise, crews from Buckhorn, Catawissa and Bloomsburg were first called at about 4am to the home at 86 Harp Lane along a winding Road off Hollow Road in Rupert. Firefighters from other companies were forced to ferry water to a portable pond from the Catawissa boat club until they finally charged the lines to get to the top of the hill, by that time the home was down to ashes. Police say Route 42 from Train Street to Grovenia Avenue was closed yesterday morning from 5 to 7am. Mahoning Township, Espy, Lightstreet, Riverside and Danville also assisted with the blaze. The home had been on the real estate market for about 3 months, there were no reports of injuries.
FATAL ACCIDENT IN LOCK HAVEN FOR BLANCHARD MAN
A 28 year old Blanchard man suffered fatal injuries last weekend in an accident along Railroad Street in Liberty Township. According to the Lock Haven Express, Levi Confer hit two trees after going off the roadway at a high rate of speed in his Saturn Ion at about 2am. State police at Lamar say Confer was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and his vehicle sustained total damage. Confer was a member of #824 Laborer’s Union in Bellefonte and had attended Central Mountain High School.
WILLIAMSPORT WOMAN TO APPEAR ON JEOPARDY TONIGHT
A local woman who has been taking the “Jeopardy!” online test for years to become a contestant, will have a chance to win on the show tonight. According to the Sun Gazette, Brenda Crowell from Williamsport, who can’t talk yet about the results of the show that was taped back in November, says it was a once in a lifetime experience. Crowell said she had been taking the online test since it had been made available and just last year got picked for an audition and chosen for the show. Crowell competes on Jeopardy tonight at 7:30 on WBRE.
DREAM WEEK 2023 INCLUDES NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE
Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service is coming up Monday January 16th and Dream Week 2023 will officially start tomorrow night with a meal and service provided by United Churches of Lycoming County at Sojourner Truth Ministries, 501 High Street, Williamsport. There will be opportunities on the Penn College and Lycoming College campuses to perform acts of Service and The STEP AmeriCorps will be coordinating their Peace Walk, starting at noon at the Jackie Robinson statue at the corner of Third and Market Streets in Williamsport with a few words from Dr. Nate Woods of Penn College. More information at pct.edu or Lycoming .edu
NORTHUMBERLAND MAN JAILED FOR THREATS
A man from Northumberland who police say threatened a woman by saying he would shoot her like the woman who had been shot by her ex-boyfriend in Danville on January 3rd is in custody. According to North Central PA dot com, court records show 28 year old Christopher Ward faces charges of terroristic threats and harassment when he called his victim over 60 times and threatened to kill her, sending her pictures of handguns. Ward is in the Northumberland County jail in lieu of 45 thousand dollars bail with a preliminary hearing January 17th.
UPMC TO BOOST MINIMUM WAGE FOR NEW EMPLOYEES
As the largest employer in Lycoming County, UPMC has announced they are planning to increase minimum wage for entry-level positions to $18 dollars an hour by January 2025. According to the Sun Gazette, officials at a press briefing at UPMC Pittsburgh said the wage increase will help with nurse to patient ratios and they say along with their benefits package, UPMC employees receive an equivalent of $27 per hour. The wage increases affect UPMC Williamsport, Lock Haven, Coudersport Cole Memorial, Muncy and Wellsboro. Ninety-five thousand employees work at UPMC across all their facilities.
PARKING ORDINANCE SET IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP
An ordinance has been passed in Loyalsock Township that will allow enforcement of the parking ban on Warren Avenue and portions of Pennsylvania Avenue. According to the Sun Gazette, the signs have been in place for years, but an official ordinance has never been in place. Now, if there are issues about parking in these areas, there is a way for it to be legally enforced. The proposed ordinance was reviewed by the township solicitor, Michael Wiley.
DAIRY CHARITY MAKES GOAL AFTER FARM SHOW DONATIONS
The joint venture between the PA Dairymen’s Association, American Dairy Association North East and Feeding Pennsylvania, known as Fill A Glass with Hope is celebrating at the PA Farm Show this week after a series of local and corporate donations totaling over 201 thousand dollars has helped them achieve a record goal. According to North Central PA dot com, the Fill A Glass with Hope program raises funds that let food banks purchase fresh milk from local dairy processors at a reduced price. You can help provide fresh dairy products to PA families in need by donating at the Feeding Pennsylvania website or making a donation this week at any PA Dairymen milkshake booth at the Expo Center at the Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Thunder 133 76ers 114
Celtics 109 Nets 98
Heat 108 Bucks 102
Raptors 124 Hornets 114
Mavericks 119 Lakers 115 2OT
Cavaliers 119 Trailblazers 113
Kraken 3 Bruins 0
Jets 4 Sabres 2
Hurricane 6 Blue Jackets 2
Red Wings 4 Maple Leafs 1
Canadiens 4 Predators 3
Rangers 2 Stars 1
Lightning 5 Canucks 4
Wild 3 Islanders 1
Flames 4 Blues 1
Blackhawks 3 Avalanche 2
Senators 5 Coyotes 3
Golden Knights 4 Panthers 2
NCAA Men’s Basketball
UCLA over Utah 68-49
Gonzaga beat BYU 75-74
Arizona over Oregon State 86-74
Saturday, January 14
4:30 PM Seattle @ San Francisco FOX
8:15 PM LA Chargers@ Jacksonville NBC
Sunday, January 15
1:00 PM Miami @ Buffalo CBS
4:30 PM NY Giants @ Minnesota FOX
8:15 PM Baltimore @ Cincinnati NBC
Monday, January 16
8:15 PM Dallas @ Tampa Bay ABC