WILLIAMSPORT – The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is proud to grant $264,725 to 11 nonprofit organizations through its newly created Lycoming County Disaster Relief Fund. The Lycoming County Disaster Relief Fund was established in response to the widespread flooding in Lycoming County as the result of Tropical Storm Lee on September 7 and 8, 2011.  more»
Motorcycle Stolen in Wolf Township – PSP Montoursville say a motorcycle was stolen from the front porch of a Hughesville residence. Trooper Christine Fye said on Sunday, Nov. 26, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., a red and black motorcycle, belong to Wanda Wodrig of 3 West Plaza Drive was stolen by an unknown person. Anyone with information should contact 570.368.5700. more»
*Dear RDA Members,* Three weeks ago, the PA House and Senate each passed, by strong majority votes that fell predominantly along party lines, SB1100 and HB 1950, two bills that amount to posting a “Welcome, Weasels and Foxes” sign on the hen house that is our state. Our explanation of the subject is rather lengthy
Linden Driver Sustains Major Injuries Following Crash – PSP Montoursville cited a Linden man following a crash on Sunday, Nov. 20 in Woodward Township. Trooper Daniel Kozak said Danny R. Rockwell, 55, was traveling westbound on East New Road, negotiating a left curve when he lost control and traveled across the road, struck a school bus sign and an embankment. more»
[image: image.png] Dear RDA Members, Happy Thanksgiving to all! Mixed in with disappointment at the certification of the MARC I pipeline project and disgust with pathetic timidity of both houses of the legislature last week, was something to be very thankful for: the Delaware River Basin Commission's decision to cancel a scheduled vote on natural gas
Montoursville - The short-term detour for Bald Eagle Road at its intersection with Route 118 east of Lairdsville in Lycoming County has been lifted. Some finishing work remains at the bridge replacement project on Route 118, but the traffic restrictions are removed.
PSP Montoursville Continue to Investigate Several Incidents of Criminal Mischief, Harassment and DUI in Lycoming County, including: Fairfield Township - Trooper Gary Beadle said between Friday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Nov. 21, someone spray painted the building and multiple vehicles at Spitler’s Inc. Anyone with information should contact 570.368.5700. more»
Roads with known longer-term bridge closures on them start as ****. They will remain closed until repaired or replaced, depending on the extent of flood damage. In addition, many of the closed roads will require extensive repairs before they are safe to reopen. (detours listed) more»
Williamsport Man Accused of Forgery, Jailed – PSP Montoursville charged a Williamsport man with forgery on Nov. 14 in Loyalsock Township. Trooper Brian Evarts said Anthony Manire, 20, went to the Community Check Cashing business located at 1758 E. Third St. around 4:40 p.m. to cash a check made out to Jeremy Kimble, 22, of Williamsport. more»
[image: image.png] Dear RDA Members and any former military psy-ops officers who now work for the gas companies monitoring us, In this vital week for the future of Pennsylvania, we focus on an upcoming seminar, a crucial need for public comment, a lousy piece of legislation and a rally in State College.
Moderate Injuries Reported in Lycoming County Crashes – PSP Montoursville reported moderate injuries were sustained in two separate car accidents last week. Trooper Michael G. Shipman II said Deseree K. Bidlack, 18 of Monroeton, PA, sustained injuries on Thursday, Nov. 10 around 12:40 p.m. as she was traveling north on Route 220 in Picture Rocks. more»
Disabled Truck Stolen in Lycoming County – PSP Montoursville continues investigating the theft of a disable vehicle earlier this month in Gamble Township. Trooper Paul McGee said on Nov. 4 around 8:30 p.m., Jason McCollum, 32, left his truck along Trout Run Mountain Road approximately two miles west of Rose Valley Road after it became disabled. more»
*[image: image.png] ** **Dear RDA Members,* *This week, we share news about public perception, water quality, air quality, and a dire piece of pro-industry legislation.* *Public Perception* We are all bombarded with gas industry-sponsored ads on television, radio, billboards, and print media. Although many folks are savvy enough to
Ice a Factor in Three Separate Lycoming County Crashes – PSP Montoursville cited an icy roadway as the casual factor in two separate vehicular accidents earlier this week. Trooper Russel Ramin said minor injuries were sustained in the first accident which occurred at 2 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30 in Muncy Creek Township. Linda A. Banks, 48, and her passenger, 39-year-old Robert C. more»
Cody Parsons, Michael Knier and Chris Secules, members of the varsity football squad representing Muncy, with their wing trophy.
It was a different sort of neighboring rivalry on Wednesday, Nov. 2, two days before the Muncy / Hughesville backyard football brawl. Instead of tackling each other, members of both varsity football squads tackled hot wings in a friendly eating exhibition which took place for the second year in Hughesville. more»
Dignitaries shovel dirt at the site of Champion Technologies, located in Wolf Township, Hughesville, on Friday, Oct. 28.
TRACS is pleased to announce that Champion Technologies is the first tenant in their natural gas industrial park in Wolf Township, and an official ceremony was held at noon on Friday Oct. 28. Local officials joined with the developers and representatives of Champion Technologies to provide comments on the project. more»
[image: image.png] Dear RDA Members, *In this issue, our 3 stories cover all 3 levels in the gas drilling arena: federal, state and local. * *We invite you to take action, read what your fellow citizens have to say about gas drilling, and reflect with us on the anniversary of saving Rider Park from the drill.*
Vehicle Stolen in Muncy Creek Township – PSP Montoursville report that a vehicle was stolen and recovered in Muncy Creek Township last week. Trooper Brandon Schrawder said police currently are investigating the theft which occurred Tuesday, Oct. 18 shortly before 10 p.m. The vehicle was allegedly stolen by an unknown person from the driveway of Noelle L. Chilmonik, on Sunset Road. more»
Montoursville - The new bridge built on Route 118 in Franklin Township, two miles east of Lairdsville in Lycoming County will be placed into service today as the contractor switches traffic over from the temporary bridge in the work zone. more»
Fish and Game Club Reports Criminal Mischief – PSP Montoursville continue to investigate an incident of criminal mischief which took place earlier this month in Mifflin Township. Trooper Sean Cooney said a pickup truck was driven into the yard of Larry’s Creek Fish and Game Club shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 1. A sign and a power wire were also damaged, Cooney said. more»
[image: image.png] Dear RDA Members, *Remember those Tioga County cows that drank drilling flowback water?* The incident made the front page of the Williamsport Sun Gazette. The story began when a flowback pit (called a “pond” by drilling companies, but full of fracking chemicals, heavy metals and salt not usually found in ponds) had
Muncy Bank and Trust Executives Craig Kremser, David Mayer, Daniel Berninger, and Kathlene Bower, present Betty Gilmour and Jennifer Wilson from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, with an $111,111 check to benefit local school districts through the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program.
WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania received $180,111 in donations from seven area businesses through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. more»
Ronald C. Summers, 62, of Picture Rocks, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at the Gatehouse.
Born September 1, 1949, in Muncy, he was a son of the late John L. and Martha G. Puderbaugh Summers. He and his wife, the former Barbara A. Allen, celebrated 25 years of marriage on April 11, 2011. more»
Bloomsburg, Pa. (Oct. 14, 2011) -- About 6,000 residents of Benton, Hughesville and Millville in Columbia and Lycoming counties will see improved electric reliability and fewer outages when PPL Electric Utilities finishes improvements to the local distribution network. more»