STABBING IN SOUTH SIDE

An unidentified man was treated for a stab wound following an incident last night in South Williamsport.  Police say that the man was stabbed in an apartment in the 1000 block of West southern Avenue just before 10 last evening.  Following the stabbing he walked to a business across the street where emergency personnel treated him for stab wounds below the knee. He was then taken to an area hospital for treatment. The man who is in his mid-40’s has not been named.  Police were reportedly looking for a woman around 40 who may have been driving a white van with New Jersey plates. The investigation continues.

INVESTIGATION INTO TWO DEATHS CONTINUES

State police in Selinsgrove continue to investigate the deaths of two persons who were found dead in a home in Monroe Township, Snyder County.  The two were found inside the home along Fisher Road around 2pm on Tuesday.  They are a deceased male, age 41 who has been identified by the County Coroner as Donavon Gillison as well as a 15 year old girl who has not yet been identified.  Police shut down Fisher Road into late Tuesday night as they investigated. No other information is available as of yet, and police are not saying whether or not the deaths are suspicious.  They do say there is no danger to the community. 

ARTS CENTER NAMES TWO

Officials with the Pennsylvania College of Technology believe they now have the team to lead the Community Arts Center in Williamsport into the future.  It was announced yesterday, that Sharon Mack, who was previously with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in Jackson Indiana has been named as the Arts Center Management Director and will work with current operations Manager Dave Whitnack.  Mack is said to have expertise in fundraising, business development strategic planning and organization management.  Meanwhile, Dana Beth Evans who was previously with the Tivoli Theatre in Spencer Indiana will become General Manager. They both begin their duties on April 1st.

BRUSH FIRE IN OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP

Firefighters in Old Lycoming Township were called out yesterday afternoon to douse a stubborn brush fire caused by a powerline, pulled down by a falling tree. The fire sparked around 2:30pm along Ravine Road near Bottle Run Road. Firefighters say they were hampered a bit in battling the fire until PPL crews could arrive to cut power to the charged line.  DuBoistown firefighters were also called in to help. The fire was put out after burning about a quarter of an acre. No one was injured. 

MAN INJURED IN JERSEY SHORE CRASH

A crash near Jersey Shore on Tuesday night resulted in a man being treated as a local hospital for injuries suffered in that crash.  36 year old Matthew Easton was driving in the 1500 block of Cement Hollow Road in Piatt Township around 9:50 on Tuesday night when his SUV overturned.  He was taken to the hospital and treated for unspecified injuries.  His condition has not been released and no one else was involved in that crash.

TWO FORMER ADMINISTRATORS TESTIFY

Two former Penn State administrators, who entered guilty pleas earlier this month in connection with the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, testified yesterday against former Penn State President Graham Spanier who faces charges stemming from not reporting what he knew when he was approached with evidence that Sandusky had sexually abused a boy on campus.  Both Tim Curley and Gary Shultz told the court they regretted how they handled the complaint about Sandusky showering with a boy at the school and told the court they agreed with Spanier to keep the complaint in house.  More testimony will take place today.

CHURCH BURGLARIZED

State police in Towanda are investigating the burglary of a church there.  On March 16th, someone entered the North Orwell Union Church along State Route 187 in Orwell Township, burnt paper products inside, stole a flat screen television, discharged a fire extinguisher and spread graffiti on multiple areas inside of the church.  Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact State Police in Towanda at 570-286-2186.

SNOW HELPS WATER SUPPLY

Some good news which came from last week’s 17 inches snowstorm in the Williamsport Area. The Williamsport Municipal Water Authority reports that the melting snow has put the Authority right where they want to be regarding water supplies in reservoirs managed by the authority.  Officials say that the supplies should be good now heading into the spring and summer months, the most critical times for water usage.