ROAD SALT SUPPLIES NOT WHAT THEY EXPECTED
Salt is becoming a commodity. In fact, salt deliveries are reportedly getting scarce in our area. Suppliers and trucker shortages are slowing the receipt of this valuable winter asset in low levels. Loyalsock Township Manager, Bill Burdett, noted that his supplier is behind. The township, ahead of a possible active winter season, ordered 450 tons and has only received 100 tons to this point. But, as reported by SUN Gazette, it is not just here, South Williamsport and Jersey Shore are also feeling the salt pinch.
COVID CASES FROM YESTERDAY IN THE AREA
The Pennsylvania Department of Health released new COVID-19 cases numbers from yesterday. Tioga County added 33. Lycoming added 84 and Clinton added 38. There were 65 in Northumberland County, 38 in Union, 22 in Snyder and 15 in Montour.
SUNBURY MAN IN FEDERAL CUSTODY
A Sunbury man was allegedly in possession of large amounts of narcotics and firearms is in federal custody. Horace White was the suspect of an investigation, as a tip was received by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and city police which spawned an investigation that began in August 2020. According to the Daily Item, White was picked up Tuesday and arraigned before a federal judge and charged with weapons and drug trafficking crimes.
BLOOD DONATIONS DROPPING IN COMMONWEALTH
Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson and Patrick Bradley, President and CEO of the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank, today expressed their growing concern over the dramatically decreasing number of volunteers who regularly donate blood, during a news conference highlighting the critical need for blood donation across the commonwealth. Blood donations are a critical and integral part of medical care. Many patients who have major surgeries will need a blood transfusion to replace blood lost during their procedure. Blood transfusions are also used for patients who have serious injuries from car crashes or natural disasters, and people with illnesses that cause anemia, like leukemia or kidney disease, will often receive blood transfusions.
HUGHESVILLE CROSS COUNTRY COACH IS PA COACH OF THE YEAR
The association chooses one boys coach and one girls coach from all 50 states and rates them for their successes during the fall season. According to the SUN Gazette, state-by-state winners were selected based on their teams’ performances in the 2021 cross country season. Each state winner is in consideration for the association’s National High School Cross Country Coach of the Year award.
On Friday 05:43 am, the Mifflinburg Hose Company was dispatched to Lewis Township, The 900 block of Canada Drive for a water rescue for reported two people in a house surrounded by water.