2011-11-25 05:08:00 by Mark Williams / News Director
Run for the Diamonds
An exciting finishing to Thursday's Run for the Diamonds in Berwick. As thousands of people watched along Market Street.... a surge of adrenalin helped propel Fred Joslyn of East Syracuse, N.Y. past Nick Hilton of Lock Haven in the final ten feet of the 102nd annual Run for the Diamonds. Joslyn covering the course in 45 – minutes, 20 – seconds. Katie O'Regan of Lebanon was the first woman to crossed the finish line in Thursday's run.
Funeral services will be held next week for the 31 – year old owner / operator of a feed mill who died of injuries sustained at the Shamokin Township plant earlier this week. The Press – Enterprise is reporting that Jeffrey Mummey, Jr. of Catawissa was taken off life support Wednesday. Mummey was injured earlier this week when his hooded jacket got caught on a drive shaft while working in a grain bin at Shamrock Mills.
Columbia County lawmakers didn't like what they heard earlier this week with a representative of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers. In the opinion of the Corps..... there is no cost – benefit ratio which could lead the government to build a flood wall along the west end of Bloomsburg. But Columbia County Commissioner David Kovach said 1.7 million dollars has been already spent by the Corps to study the situation. One alternative is to buy out residents of Fernville... making the area a park.... thus increasing the flood – cost benefit to Bloomsburg's west side.
Mt. Pleasant Accident
A 17 – year old unnamed Millville teenager was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville Thursday afternoon... after crashing his car in Mt. Pleasant Township. State Police at Bloomsburg tell us the teen was northbound on Millertown road when he lost control of his 2001 Chrysler... striking a utility pole and ending up in a field. The teen suffering minor injuries.
The U-S Department of Labor is looking into the new director of the MinSec correctional facility in Hazleton. It's alleged that director Jerry Cesare allegedly altered time clock records... leaving at least 31 people without their overtime. The Department of labor was called in... and the situation was amended... with the employees receiving their pay. The investigation is on-going.
The board of trustees at Luzerne County Community College has agreed to a new contract for President Thomas Leary. Details of the contract are not known... but the trustee's are expected to meet on December 6th to finalize the deal. Leary has been president of the school since 2007... and makes estimated $142,000 a year.
In High School Footbal playoffs Friday night, On Newsradio 930 Mount Carmel shut out Bloomsburg 28-0 after Bloomsburg QB Blake Rankin left the game injured within the first few minutes. On Classic Rock 103.5 Southern Columbia traded blows with Old Forge and emerged the victor 45-34. You can hear the details from the night's action in the WHLM Friday Night Football Update: