Danville Names Released
The administration of the Danville Area School District will continue to meet with parents and students Thursday... after 27 high school kids were caught drinking following a post – prom party early Sunday morning. The incident taking place in Rush Township near Riverside. Meantime...state police released 17 names of those over 18 who were charged with underage drinking. The remaining ten students were under the age of 18... and will not be made public since they're juveniles. Whatever the case... the 17 will be able to participate in graduation ceremonies next month... since the incident didn't take place on school grounds.
They're called “Flood Proofing Workshops...” and they're put on by the Baltimore office of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Two of those workshops will be held Thursday... in light of flooding which took place in Columbia County back in 2011. For Columbia County Commissioner David Kovach... keeping rain runoff out of creeks and rivers begins at home. The Corps first session is for municipal officials... but there is a public meeting tonight at 7 O'clock at the Caldwell Consistory on Market Street in Bloomsburg.
It's been in the planning stage since the first of the year.... and Saturday is the day to Celebrate Berwick. It's a three – mile long celebration stretching from the downtown area... south along Route 11... to the Berwick Borough line. The event is produced by the Columbia – Montour Chamber of Commerce... specifically out of the Berwick office... so says the Chamber's Amy Shortlidge. “Celebrate Berwick” begins at 11 O'clock Saturday morning.... and there will be trolly shuttle service available throughout the day.
Nifty After 50
The Columbia Mall in Buckhorn was ground zero Wednesday for the senior population of the County. The Columbia – Montour Aging Office hosted their annual program Nifty after 50. Ina Shultz of Catawissa was strolling through the mall... taking a look at what more than 30 vendors had to offer. Ms. Shultz also picked up goodies and trinkets being given away by those vendors.... many items she said she can use around the house.
More than 100,000 Geisinger Health System patients will have access to their doctors’ notes for the first time through the secure MyGeisinger online patient portal. That happens when Geisinger expands OpenNotes in May due to the initiative’s overwhelming success. The expansion of OpenNotes will include more than 500 Geisinger physicians.
Anti - Discrimination
Supporters say momentum is building for legislation that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in Pennsylvania. Rep. Dan Frankel is the lead Democratic sponsor of HB 300 and co-chair of the legislature's LGBT caucus. The measure would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, credit and public accommodations
Hazleton Fuel Leak
A leak from a vent on an underground fuel storage tank prompted concerns in Hazleton Wednesday. It happened when the tank was being filled at the Lukoil station in the 300 block of West Broad Street. An estimated 100 gallons of fuel leaked into the ground and nearby storm drains. The mess was cleaned up by fire department personnel and an environmental mitigation company.
The Luzerne County Children and Youth Department is now taking care of five kids removed from a Hazleton apartment this week after they were found home alone. Police checking on the kids of Freddy Colon after they didn't show up at school. What they found was a roach infested Wyoming Avenue apartment... with poor sanitary conditions and plugged sinks and tubs. The Hazleton health and code enforcement departments have been called to check on the situation.
The Catholic Social Services' Family Center in Hazleton will open a free clinic for the uninsured on May 16th. Doctors will treat adults with coughs, congestion, earaches and other ailments from the monthly clinic at the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church. Registration is limited and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis from 5 to 6 p.m.
John Stutzman has resigned as Bloomsburg University wrestling coach to take the head coaching position at the University of Buffalo. Stutzman was the head coach of the Huskies for 8 seasons. Assistant coach Danny Song will serve as the interim head coach.
Bloomsburg University baseball player Brian Almand has been named the PSAC Eastern Division freshman of the year. Almand, a third baseman, led the Huskies in batting with a .357 average.
The Philadelphia Phillies lost a 4-3 decision to the San Francisco Giants Wednesday afternoon in a game that went 10 innings. Thursday night the Phils begin a series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 9:05.
In other games.... The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Seattle Mariners 2-1... The New York Yankees downed the Colorado Rockies 3 – 2... and the New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago White Sox 6 to 3.
In the NBA playoffs Wednesday night... It was Miami over Chicago 115 – 78... and Golden State defeated San Antonio 100 – 91.
Thursday night in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are at home against the New York Islanders with that series tied at two games each.