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Governor Tom Wolf stopped by the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Energy Technology Education Center in Allenwood yesterday. Wolf got a look at the facility which provides entry-level education for anyone interested in working in the gas industry. He says he wants to make sure that the state is promoting and creating the skills that the industry needs to thrive and survive.
A new survey shows more than a third of millennials have never had a credit card. According to Credit Cards.com, 36 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are only using debit or pre-paid cards. Some of the possible reasons are a law that limits offers of credit to college students and the recession. The study suggests that millennials may just be becoming more responsible.
Students in New Jersey will still be able to recite the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, as an atheist organization has reportedly dropped its lawsuit. Last year, the American Humanist Association’s legal arm sued a New Jersey school district to get “under God” removed from the pledge. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington D.C.-based group that supports the phrase being in the pledge, announced Monday morning that the AHA has been defeated. The Fund said, The court was right that the pledge doesn’t exclude anyone, but dissenters have the right to sit it out. That’s how we’ve always dealt with disagreements in our society.
If Williamsport City Council says yes, a contracting firm could help the city collect thousands of dollars in unpaid business privilege taxes. The City finance committee yesterday recommended that council review a proposal from a company called E-Collect which would help the treasurer’s office collect unpaid taxes from for-profit business which may be operating as non-profits. The company guarantees finding at least $105,000 dollars in unpaid taxes and says they could find even more.
During their meeting last night, one Montoursville School board member motioned that the board stop building plans for a $36 million dollar renovation at the Montoursville High School in order to seek more information about the project. Despite the motion as well as a large crowd which turned out, many against the project which would include a new turf and track for the football field there, the board voted 6–3 to turn down that motion and go ahead with the project. Construction is expected to begin this coming summer.
President Obama is removing Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Cuba has been on the list since 1982. The State Department says Cuba has met the conditions for rescinding its designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. A White House statement says the U.S. will continue to have candid discussions with Cuba about a variety of concerns, including human rights.
South Williamsport Borough Council last night decided to permanently shut down the longtime community pool there in the wake of leaks which would take too much money to fix. Leaks have been springing up at the pool over the past few years, costing a lot of money for the water bill and leaving an estimated quarter of a million dollars to fix the pool.
Fire struck in Muncy last night destroying a barn on the property of Styers Farm along Shady Lane near the Muncy Valley Hospital. Firefighters from 8 companies were on the scene to battle the flames and were able to keep them from spreading to the nearby house and store there. No one was reported injured, and a damage estimate has not been released. The cause of that Muncy fire is under investigation.
A new report on US airlines shows lower marks across the board. More flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines. The bottom line, air travel is getting worse and fliers aren’t happy about it. In fact, Consumer complaints to the government jumped 22 percent in 2014. For the third straight year, Virgin America led the rankings, followed by Hawaiian Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
An accused murderer was taken to Sunbury Community Hospital following a court appearance in Northumberland County yesterday. 68 year old Robert Thomas is accused of the shooting death of his wife Patricia at their Milton area home in 2012. Yesterday he was in court with his lawyers as they were asking for his transfer to an area county prison in order to have easier access to the man to discuss trial strategies. Following his appearance, Thomas fell down the steps at the courthouse suffering a head injury. His condition has not been released.