FIRE DAMAGES HOME IN CLINTON TOWNSHIP

A fire damaged a home in Clinton Township yesterday morning. An attic fire was quickly doused by township and Montgomery firefighters around 9:20 a.m. According to township fire chief Todd Winder, the fire in the Rutkoski home appeared to have been caused by a ceiling fan in the second floor bathroom. The firefighters were able to get a hose line  into the attick and knock the fire down quickly.  Damage was estimated at under $5,000 and no one was displaced.

CLEAN UP CONTINUES AFTER SPILL

Yesterday, clean up efforts continued in response to an overflow of treated and filtered brine water at Inflection’s TLC well site in Eldred Township, according to an update released by the company. Continuous monitoring is showing that conductivity levels are decreasing in a nearby unnamed tributary that feeds into Loyalsock Creek. The company continues to work closely with the state Department of Environmental Protection and the state Fish and Boat Commission.

COMMISSIONERS APPROVE AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT

Last night, The Lycoming County commissioners approved an amendment to an agreement with West Branch Regional Authority, allowing the authority to redirect the $1 million remaining from the Route 15 Corridor Sanitary Sewer project. The authority originally dedicated $2 million of county funds to the project which is now complete with $1 million left over. The approved amendment redirects those remaining funds to be used for a public water extension, also along the Route 15 corridor.

WILLIAMSPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT HIRES NEW ADMINISTRATOR

The Williamsport Area School District will have a new business administrator effective July 1st, 2018. Wanda Erb will take over the position with a yearly salary of $125,000, per a board decision. Erb is currently the business manager of the Northern Tioga School District and will take over for Jeffrey Richards, who plans to retire.

wILLIAMSPORT TO LOOK INTO LOADING VIOLATIONS

Due to numerous violators, Williamsport city officials are going to review the loading and unloading signs the city Central Business District. Williamsport Parking Authority solicitor Scott Williams said he’d review the city ordinance and see if it were possible to put a recommendation before City Council to have signage changed similar to “Truck loading and unloading only”. Abuse of this law has increased three-to four-fold recently. The current signs make it impossible to enforce. If a change is warrented, it has to be changed on the traffic control map and approved by the City Council.

STATE POLICE  INVESTIGATING BURGLARY

Pennsylvania State Police in Montoursville are investigating burglary that occurred sometime between Monday, October 23rd and 25th in Clinton Township when unknown actors stole a generator and an air compressor. The actors then fled the scene undetected. Anyone with information regarding this incident are urged to contact Pennsylvania State Police in Montoursville at 570-368-5700.

DUI STOPS WILL BE IN EFFECT

The PA DUI Association, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania Sate Poice and municipal law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth will be concentrating enforcement effors on detecting and removing intoxicated drivers from the roadways over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Law Enforcement will also be partnering with Buckle Up PA to remind rivers and passengers to wear their seat belts on every ride. Thanksgiving has becoming one of the deadliest times of the year on America’s roads because Thanksgiving eve has become of the year’s biggest drinking days.

COUNTY AND MONTOURSVILLE TO RECEIVE FUNDS

Both Montoursville and Lycoming County are going to be receiving grant money for road improvements. This includes $402,500 for Mill Street upgrades in Montoursville from The Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program. Another $180,000 of funding will be directed to Lycoming County for the construction of the Basin Street/Susquehanna River Walk connector with Williamsport. On Wednesday,

BELTWAY SENIOR POWDER PUFF GAME PLAYED

The Loyalsock Lancer girls beat Williamsport in the first Battle of the Beltway Senior Powder Puff football game at Williamsport. The proceeds from the fundraising game were divided between The Loyalsock Foundation, Williamsport Foundation and 50 percent went to The Lycoming County United Way.