Day: June 24, 2016

Drugs pose problem in Tremont

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

TREMONT – What is Tremont doing about the drug problem in the borough?
Council woman Paulette Yuschock asked fellow council members, Mayor Roger Adams and Police Chief Michael Conway during council’s meeting held Tuesday, June 14.
“My eyes have really been opened in the last few weeks,” said Yuschock. “There is a big problem and I want to know what we are doing on the war on drugs in our community.”
According to Mayor Adams, syringes have been found laying around several places in the borough. He said he doesn’t know what the answer is to combat the problem.
Police Chief Michael Conway said there are ongoing investigations and if people see or know something they are encouraged to contact the police.


UDA passes 2016-17 budget

Two openings at elementary school will not be filled

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

LOYALTON – Upper Dauphin Area passed its 2016-2017 spending plan with a proposed $350,000 deficit being covered by the school district’s fund balance and spending cuts.
On a 6-2 vote, the board approved the $18,822,034 spending plan at its June 9 meeting. This budget comes with a $354,000 deficit, which will be covered up by a $169,000 payment from the unassigned fund balance and $185,000 taken from the PSERS reserve account.
Business manager Mary Bateman said the deficit was brought down by making $180,000 in spending cuts for supplies and eliminating two teaching positions in the elementary school.


Joan C. Taylor

Joan C. Taylor, 85, of Williamstown, died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Manor of the Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

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Vikings rule Class A

Ryanne Hawk’s game-winning hit gives Williams Valley second state title in four years

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photos Members of the Williams Valley Lady Vikings softball team raise up the PIAA Class A Softball championship trophy after winning the title in a 3-2 thriller June 16 at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State University. The win marks Williams Valley’s second state title in softball in the last four years.

STATE COLLEGE – It was a place that Rayanne Hawk always dreamed of being, and Coach Lee Reiser confirmed it.
The stage was set: tie game, the bottom of the seventh inning, two outs and a runner in scoring position. One base hit would give the win to your team.
“When I talked with Coach Reiser, he asked me if this was where I wanted to be,” Hawk said. “I looked at him and said, ‘Yeah, this is where I want to be.’”
Hawk’s hit to right field glanced off the glove of a retreating Mackenzie Carpenter and dropped for a hit, scoring Caitlin Pinchorski and giving Williams Valley a 3-2 win and the PIAA Class A State Softball Championship.