Bastress Township, PA

Contractor allegedly stole from fire victim

Lock Haven, Pa. — A contractor stole nearly $20,000 from a fire victim who paid the construction company owner to rebuild a shed and repair fire damage to a home, police say. Mill Hall police arrested Cody Daniel Shane McHenry, 33, on Friday and charged with four counts of felony home improvement fraud. McHenry, owner of McHenry Roofing and Construction in Lock Haven, had taken a $18,450 payment from a individual to rebuild a storage shed that had burned down, according to Officer Brandon Coleman....
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Penn College Physician Assistant student leaves lasting mark on community

Williamsport, Pa. — Bryan Bilbao, a student of Pennsylvania College of Technology in the Physician's Assistant program, has capped off his career with a number of accolades, but his success starts from within. Bilbao is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the health field. Throughout his college career, he has made it his goal to shed light on the challenges of medical treatment faced by people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and other diverse populations. ...
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NY Woman Sentenced for Smuggling Suboxone into Federal Prison

WILLIAMSPORT, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on August 4, 2022, Jessika Ann Sanders, age 34, of New York, was sentenced to three and a half months imprisonment to be followed by a two-year term of supervised release by Chief United States District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann, for providing contraband in prison.
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Hughesville man pleads guilty to assaulting woman, pointing gun at her head

Hughesville, Pa. – A Hughesville man pleaded guilty last month in Lycoming County Court for assaulting a woman and pointing a gun at her head. Dakota Engle, 26, hit his female passenger on Jan. 24 as he drove on Route 118. Engle, who was traveling in a blue Honda Accord, became angry as he accused the victim of cheating on him. State police at Montoursville say Engle turned onto Beaver...

Hollidaysburg Little League defeats D.C, wins Regional opener

BRISTOL, Ct (WTAJ) — The Hollidaysburg 12U All-star Little League team is continuing their domination as they defeated Washington D.C. 7-3 Sunday. With the win, the team moves one step closer to playing in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The team will take the day off Monday before returning to action Tuesday […]

WASD students to receive free meals

Williamsport, Pa. — All students in the Williamsport school district will be eligible for free breakfast and lunch, officials announced on Friday. By participating in the Community Eligibility Provision Program, the district will be able to offer free meals to all students during the 2022-2023 school year. Families of students enrolled in, and who attend district schools, are able to benefit from the program, administered by the U.S. Department of...
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Painter Inks a Masterpiece at Jersey Shore

View the original article to see embedded media. It's not often the Philadelphia Phillies have a minor league arm of Mick Abel's caliber, but it's even more infrequent when an organization has two. Andrew Painter performed his magnum opus Saturday evening for the Jersey Shore Blue Claws. Following Mick Abel...

Woodlands Investment Services announces financial consulting services

Williamsport, Pa. — Woodlands Investment Services, a trade name of Woodlands Bank is proud to announce Erik Steinbacher as its Infinex Financial Consultant. Woodlands Investment Services now offers access to investment and insurance products and services through Infinex Investments, Inc. Steinbacher began his career in the insurance and financial services industry in 1998. He started as an Associate Sales Producer where he began servicing and selling insurance. Steinbacher joined the Woodlands Bank team in 2019. When the opportunity came to have a brokerage program located...

Former MLB Star Will Call Little League World Series For ESPN

Former MLB All-Star Todd Frazier is set to call the Little League World Series for ESPN. The recently-retired infielder will make his broadcasting debut on Monday, calling a New England region tournament game in Bristol, Connecticut. He'll then take the booth as a TV analyst for ESPN’s coverage of Little League World Series in Williamsport.

Warrant out for Lock Haven man who fled with more than $9,000

Mill Hall, Pa. — The Mill Hall Borough Police Department issued a warrant for the arrest of a Lock Haven man who fled with money without doing the job. Gene Raymond Lagoe, Jr., 56, was to perform a home improvement job and accepted payment of $9,100 for materials and work, according to police. Lagoe Jr. "then failed to do the contracted job, took the victim's money, and fled to the New York State area," police wrote. Lagoe Jr. faces felony charges of home improvement fraud, theft, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, and theft by deception. Docket sheet

Two Williamsport police officers file civil discrimination suit against the City

Williamsport, Pa. — Two Williamsport police officers who have been fighting a civil discrimination case against the city have filed a new lawsuit in state court while their federal case is still pending. Neither the plaintiffs nor the defendants were in court Wednesday for the preliminary objections hearing. Officers Steven Helm and Fred Miller have alleged that they were passed over for promotion within the Williamsport Police Department multiple times,...

Meet the 23-year-old owner of a local barbershop and convenience store

Williamsport, Pa. — There's a first time for everything, and Epiq Styles, a unique combination barbershop and convenience store, might be the first of its kind. The shop, located at 758 W 4th St in Williamsport, was opened three years ago by the now 23-year-old Spencer Newman, a barber originally from New York who moved to Lewisburg during grade school. "Williamsport is the perfect in between," Newman said. "Lewisburg is...

Shapiro brings campaign for governor to Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN, PA – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro made a Saturday afternoon campaign stop in Lock Haven, addressing an estimated 100 people in the parking lot outside Clinton County Democratic headquarters on E. Main Street in Lock Haven. Shapiro, finishing his second term as state Attorney General, spoke...

Woman sentenced for providing sandwich containing Suboxone to FCI-Allenwood inmate

Williamsport, Pa. — A New York woman was sentenced this week in federal court for smuggling suboxone into the Federal Correctional Institution in Allenwood. Jessika Ann Sanders, 34, gave inmate Tyrone Wayne Meachem a sandwich containing three balloons filled with 68 strips of Suboxone during a visit at the prison on April 6, 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Suboxone contains buprenorphine, a controlled substance. Meachem recruited Sanders to smuggle the Suboxone so Meachem could pay off a debt to another inmate. Sanders was charged for providing contraband in prison. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann sentenced Sanders to three and a half months' imprisonment to be followed by a two-year term of supervised release.

Sunbury Streets Under Construction this Week, Parking Restricted

SUNBURY – Some parking in Sunbury will be restricted today and tomorrow as construction crews work to repave several streets. Sunbury City Administrator Derrick Backer says the streets include:. South Center Street from Spruce Street to Penn Street. Penn Street from South Center Street to North 3rd Street. Gas...

Todd Frazier to call Little League World Series for ESPN in ‘full circle’ moment

Todd Frazier is returning to the place where his baseball fame began.  Frazier — formerly a little league hero for his hometown of Toms River, N.J. — will make his ESPN broadcasting debut Monday as a part of the station’s coverage of this year’s Little League World Series. The 36-year-old Frazier will call a New England region tournament game in Bristol, Conn., before serving as a TV analyst once the tournament shifts to Williamsport, Pa.  Frazier led Toms River East to the Little League World Series title in 1998, starring as both a shortstop and a pitcher.  “Everything is coming full circle a...