WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT SETTLED IN WILLIAMSPORT
A wrongful death settlement has been reached in the 2019 suit in which a Williamsport man in a motorized wheel chair was killed when he was struck and dragged by an SUV at Fourth and Williams Streets in the city. According to the Sun Gazette, the estate of John C. Yaraoz II asked to settle with the driver and the city for 265 thousand dollars in front of Lycoming County Judge Eric R. Linhardt with neither of the defendants admitting liability. During the investigation of the original accident that claimed the life of Yaroz, the city was accused of negligence for not properly maintaining the walk-don’t walk signal at the intersection, which according to police has since been repaired.
WOMAN SUING TO GET EXOTIC CAT BACK
A woman from New Jersey is suing a local animal rescue for allegedly holding her exotic emotional support cat illegally. According to North Central PA dot com, court records say that Catherine DeLucia’s cross-breed Savanna/Egyptian Mau cat was given to a New York animal rescue in a domestic dispute, and when she went to retrieve her pet, it had been transferred to Snyder County’s T&D’s Cats of the World facility who countersued and says the cat is illegal to own in New York State. DeLucia allegedly went to the rescue facility and during an altercation, spit in the face and eyes of the defendants who own the shelter requiring them to seek preventative care.
WATER BARRIERS TO BE PURCHASED FOR CROWD SAFETY
The City of Williamsport is planning to spend 40 thousand dollars of money from American Rescue Plan Funds on water barriers to ensure spectator safety during parades and special events. According to the Sun Gazette, the public works department will use 100 of the barriers to deter any issue with a vehicle that may go toward a crowd of people intentionally or unintentionally. The barriers each weigh 16 hundred pounds and are filled with 200 gallons of water. Other plans for the city include the installations of six to eight cameras and internet service at Shaw Park with plans for camera upgrades at other parks like the Memorial Pool, Lose and Newberry parks then Brandon and Young’s Parks.
GAME COMMISSION WEBSITE HAD ISSUES
The online buzz was mostly against the PA Game Commission yesterday for their execution of the online logistics for the first time doe tags were available online instead of by mail-in application. According to social media site, they experienced intermittent slowness and crashes and later, the commission apologized saying they are diligently working to resolve the issues in order to continue license sales. The Game Commission approved the change to go to online sales during their January 2023 meeting. The site to get your tag for this first round is up today – pgc.pa.gov.
MAN CHARGED WITH DUI
A Williamsport man is free on bail after he was charged with aggravated assault, DUI, reckless endangerment and more after an accident May 9th. According to the Sun Gazette, state police say 34 year old Brandon Eugene Baysore drove his 2008 Ford Edge into an Acura MDX driven by Tiffany Gettinger along Route 220 in Woodward Township forcing her car into a ditch and injuring a passenger who required intensive care at UPMC Williamsport. Baysore told police he had been golfing early and fell asleep at the wheel that night, while an investigation revealed multiple indicators of impairment – including the smell of alcohol on his breath. Baysore was charged last week in front of District Judge Denise Dieter before he posted his 50 thousand dollar bail.
POLICE SEEKING WOMAN FOR QUESTIONING
Police are seeking information about a mother and child who were seen in a dispute in the street and then traveling in a Black Honda with New Jersey plates in Old Lycoming Township. According to Lycoming Regional Police, they were dispatched to an area around Misner Road yesterday around 2pm when witnesses said they saw a woman speed up to a juvenile child who was standing on the street, get out of the car, hit the child who yelled back at her – calling her mom, and was then forced into the car. They were last seen traveling north in the 2300 block of Lycoming Creek Road with the license plate number A5B. Police are seeking the woman for questioning – they don’t believe it’s an abduction. Call Lycoming County Dispatch at 570-329-4060 or leave an anonymous Crimewatch tip.
PLUMBING UPGRADES COMING TO WILLIAM HEPBURN HIGHRISE
The William Hepburn high rise recently got approved for an almost 1.5 million dollar plumbing upgrade by the Lycoming Housing Authority last week. According to the Sun Gazette there was a lone bidder from an Ohio firm for the project and the authority had to bring in a third party consulting firm to create an independent cost estimate. This included pulling back on some desired features as a cost-saving measure but the ten-story high rise built in the late ‘60s is now set to undergo upgrades to the lining and brush coating of the original sanitary piping, vent piping and cold and hot water piping. The Authority does have the funds for the project, but also applied for a 750 thousand dollar Affordable Housing Program Grant to off-set costs.
TIOGA COUNTY RIDE RESCHEDULED FOR JULY
A motorcycle ride that was to benefit the Wellsboro Shared Home, that was postponed this weekend due to weather in Tioga County will now take place in Mansfield Sunday, July 23rd . According to WETM, the 100-mile ride will start at 11am with registration at 10am and the route will be the same; going from Eisenhauer’s Tioga County Harley-Davidson to Covington, Liberty, Morris, Wellsboro, Ansonia, and back to Mansfield for lunch at 1:15. Call for details 570-724-2300.
NCAA Men’s College Baseball
World Series Championship Game
LSU 18 Florida 4
LSU wins the series 2-1
Orioles 10 Reds 3
Brewers 2 Mets 1
Braves 4 Twins 1
Tigers 7 Rangers 2
Angels 2 White Sox 1
Mariners 8 Nationals 4
MLB Draft League
Frederick Keys 5 Crosscutters 3
Williamsport gets another shot on the road tonight in Game 2 out of 3 against the Keys – 7pm first pitch
Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid swept the top individual honors at the NHL Awards last night to cap his career-best season.
*McDavid won the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL Players’ Association’s most outstanding player.
*It was McDavid’s third Hart Trophy win, after having been nominated five times.