LESS MINK ESCAPED FROM FARM THAN FIRST THOUGHT
The investigation into the alleged release of thousands of mink from a Sunbury farm has resulted in the discovery that the number of escaped animals is more like hundreds instead of thousands that were originally reported. According to the Daily Item, the PA Game Commission is working with the mink farm and Sunbury Animal Hospital to get accurate numbers of loose mink following their possible deliberate release by animal activists wishing to liberate them from the fur farm. State police are investigating online activity and messages posted by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office that claim responsibility for the vandalism that freed the animals. Officials recommend not approaching mink if you see one since they are aggressive, but if you capture any, take them to the Sunbury Animal hospital on Route 890.
SOUTHSIDE HOMEOWNERS CAN APPLY FOR REHAB GRANTS
The previous waiting list for no-cost repairs in South Williamsport Borough through its housing rehabilitation program has been cleared and officials are prepared to review new applications. According to the Sun Gazette, Southside home owners who qualify and agree to certain guidelines are eligible for up to 50 thousand dollars in grant funds more funds could be available for homes identified with lead based paint. Borough officials say the program helps residents bring their property up to code with energy efficient upgrades adding value to local homes. Email [email protected] for information.
PAVEMENT PATCHING NEXT WEEK ON I-80 IN UNION COUNTY
Motorists are advised of lane restrictions next week on Interstate 80 westbound in White Deer, West Buffalo and Lewis townships in Union County. This Monday, through Thursday, September 28, 2023, a PennDOT maintenance crew will be performing pavement patching between mile marker 207, west of the Route 15 interchange, and the Mile Run Exit. Motorists should expect alternating lane restrictions where work is being done between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM, weather permitting.
JERSEY SHORE MEMORIAL AND VISITATION FOR MAX ENGEL
There will be an opportunity for the community to remember and celebrate the life of Maxwell Maitland Engle this weekend. Max passed away Friday, September 15th. According to the Frederick B. Welker Funeral home website, the public is welcome to gather for a visitation this Sunday, September 24th from 1 til 5 at Bald Birds Brewing Company on Shaffer Lane in Jersey Shore. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Max’s name can be made to Caleb Latimer and his family or a charity of your choice. Share your condolences online at welker funeral home dot com.
CASH THEFT AT LEWISBURG FITNESS CENTER
There was a theft of cash at the Lewisburg Planet Fitness. According to North Central PA dot com, a victim called police after discovering cash missing from his personal belongings that were in a locker inside the facility that he put there while he was working out between 12 and 1 a.m. September 13th. State Police at Milton are investigating the Kelly Township theft and ask that anyone with information call PA State Police (570-524-2662 incident number PA23-1206378)
POLICE SEARCH FOR COAL TOWNSHHIP TEEN MISSING TWO WEEKS
Coal Township police are searching for a teen who went missing nearly two weeks ago. According to the Daily Item, the parents of 16 year old Richard David Jilinski III, known as Richie, say he left home September 7th around 1am and hasn’t been heard from since. Jilinski is 5-foot-11 inches and around 120 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair dyed reddish brown with a nose piercing in his left nostril and his parents say he normally wears what is called an Elmer Fudd hat. Contact the Coal Township Police Department if you know of his whereabouts, 570-644-0333.
DEMS KEEP SLIM MAJORITY IN HOUSE
It’s a one-vote majority for Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives following an election this week in the Pittsburgh area, tapping former congressional aide Lindsay Powell. The House majority is now 102-101 in the divided legislature that sees a Republican majority in the Senate at 28-22. Thirty two year old Powell says her priority issues include affordable and dignified housing, a strong local economy and community assets. She has worked for U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries previously in Washington, DC. The House is in session next week in Harrisburg to resume work on a long-overdue state budget.
CU-LOCK HAVEN HOSTS FAMILY WEEKEND
It’s Family Weekend next weekend hosted by Commonwealth University-Lock Haven, kicking off with a concert at the Roxy Theater. According to the Sun Gazette. The concert featuring two bands (Kate & the Alchemists, followed by DuMM), is open to the public with the campus trolley available between campus and downtown, encouraging CU students to shop locally. There will sports events to attend plus lots of activities for students at the Parsons Union Building. Get concert tickets at roxymovie.com or check lockhaven.edu/familyday for a full line up of events October 6th and 7th.
NFL Thursday Night Football
San Francisco 49er’s 30 NY Giants 12
*Dallas Cowboys star cornerback Trevon Diggs suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee during Thursday’s practice.
*Diggs was spotted inside the team facility on crutches before undergoing an MRI, which revealed the tear.
*Since entering the NFL in 2020, Diggs has 18 interceptions — tied for the most in the NFL with J.C. Jackson of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Las Vegas Raiders Sunday 8:20 NBC
Monday Night Football (9/25)
Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7:15pm ABC
Guardians 5 Orioles 2
Rays 5 Angels 4
Brewers 6 Cardinals 0
Braves 10 Nationals 3
Yankees 5 Blue Jays 3
Phillies 5 Mets 4
Pirates 8 Cubs 6
Tigers 7 A’s 3
Dodgers 7 Giants 2
PIAA HS Football Tonight
BYB Game of the Week
Canton @ South Williamsport
6:30 pre-game/7pm kick-off
On the Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network
(*Saturday 7pm games – Jersey Shore @Mifflinburg and Selinsgrove @ Shikellamy)
AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 @ Texas Motor Speedway
PreRace coverage 2:30pm /Green Flag 3:30pm
WNBA Semifinals Sunday 9/24
Connecticut Suns vs New York Liberty 1pm ESPN
Dallas Wings vs Las Vegas Aces 5pm ESPN2