INFO ON UNION COUNTY CRASH SOUGHT BY POLICE
Police are seeking information from anyone who witnessed a three vehicle crash on Route 15 South in Union County Tuesday around 3pm. According to State police at Milton, the crash occurred near William Penn Drive in Kelly Township. According to reports the unnamed motorcyclist swerved into the left lane of the interstate and struck a white F250 pickup, losing control and hitting a Jeep Wagoneer. The motorcyclist was injured, but no other injuries were reported. Police are looking for additional details in the crash, if you can provide information, call 570-524-2662.
FIVE RESIGNATIONS AT OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP
Officials in Old Lycoming Township have accepted the resignations of five township employees after tensions have risen between the township and a group of citizens who are resisting certain changes there. According to the Sun Gazette, during the meeting Tuesday there was disappointment expressed by some officials that there was disrespect shown to the those employees who worked hard and achieved good growth in Old Lycoming Township, but with their decision to step down leaves crucial gaps. Positions vacated include manager, road department/operating mechanic, sewer department, treasurer and bookkeeper, and sewer enforcement officer. One area the citizens group is dissatisfied with is the recent regionalization of the police department.
EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIOP CAN NOW HAVE CHICKENS, LIVESTOCK
Residents in zone 1 of East Buffalo Township have been given the preliminary OK by the supervisors to raise chickens or domestic livestock under certain conditions depending on lot sizes and number of animals, and having a manure management plan through the Union County Conservation District. According to the Standard Journal, the supervisors plan to adopt the ordinances at their August meeting.
US ARMY FIELD BAND TO PERFORM IN MILTON THIS MONTH
The world famous United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus will perform a free concert at the Milton Area High School Auditorium on Sunday, June 28th at 7pm, sponsored by the Central Susquehanna Valley Veterans Council. Free tickets are available at the News Item office in Shamokin and the Standard Journal Office in Milton. There is free transportation available from Shamokin by Catawese Coach – meeting in the Shamokin municipal parking lot at 5:45 June 28th. The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus is considered by music critics to be one of the most versatile and inspiring musical organizations in the world.
WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING POLICE
A Coal Township woman was arrested after being combative with police and threatening them after she was allegedly drunk and sitting in the middle of a Dollar Tree store. According to North Central PA dot com, 63 year old Brenda L. Kosmer was handcuffed at the store and police helped her to stand when she became aggressive and they led her to a cruiser where she kicked at the windows and threatened to kill four officers from Shamokin and Coal Township on the scene. Once in custody in her holding cell, Kosmer revealed she had smuggled a lighter in after attempting to set fire to a plastic tray under the toilet. Kosmer was charged with felony aggravated assault, risking a catastrophe and several misdemeanors. She is in Northumberland County Prison with a preliminary hearing June 20th.
NO PROPERTY TAX-HIKE FOR WILLIAMSPORT
For the second consecutive year the Williamsport area school district will not be raising taxes, after the school board approved the zero-increase budget at this week’s meeting. According to the Sun Gazette, 80 percent of the 2023-2024 budget for this fiscal year is attributed to instructional costs and support services – about 118.8 million dollars, with 28 million dollars of income coming from state funding. The Williamsport area school board meets next on July 11th at the District Center on West Fourth Street in Williamsport.
GRANT POSSIBLE TO ADDRESS FLOODING ISSUES AT GRAFIUS RUN
A Washington DC based consulting firm is working with the city of Williamsport to identify potential projects that could utilize a grant to address climate-change-related issues, like flooding at Grafius Run. According to the Sun Gazette, executives from Keller & Partners and city engineer Jon Sander are focusing on a movable trash rack system that can sense when trash and debris need to be moved and potentially can eliminate the damming of water that spills onto the streets and into homes’ basements. The Trash Rack system is estimated to cost 2.4 million dollars.
JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY CLOSES DMV FOR THE WEEKEND
PennDOT has announced they will be closing area offices in observance of the federal holiday Juneteenth. According to the department, all drivers license and photo centers and the full-service center in Selinsgrove will be closed Saturday through Monday. Customers can still obtain forms, publications, and most services online at dmv.pa.gov. June 19th is now a federal holiday that marks the day in 1865 when Union Soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, ending the Civil War and freeing enslaved people.
Padres 5 Guardians 0
Braves 10 Tigers 7 Game 1
Braves 6 Tigers 5 Game 2
Twins 4 Brewers 2
Giants 8 Cardinals 5
Mets 4 Yankees 3 in 10 innings
Blue Jays 3 Orioles 1
Red Sox 6 Rockies 3
Rangers 6 Angels 3
Cubs 10 Pirates 6
Reds 7 Royals 4
Astros 5 Nationals 4
Marlins 4 Mariners 1
Phillies 4 Diamondbacks 3 in 10 innings
Rays 6 A’s 3
White Sox 8 Dodgers 4
MLB Draft League
Wmspt Crosscutters 12 WV Black Bears 10
The Cutters have an off day today but head to Mahoning Valley Friday night to go up against the Scrappers.
The 123rd U.S. Open starts today at the Los Angeles Country Club in California.
* The first time the venue will host the championship and the first time in LA since 1948 when the tournament was played at the Riviera Country Club at nearby Pacific Palisades.
* The first major tournament since the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf announced a partnership.
*Scottie Scheffler is ranked 1st as a US Open World Leader, followed by Jon Rahm and Rory McElroy