91.3 Lewisburg - 90.7 & 107.1 Williamsport - 90.9 Lewistown - 91.9 Kulpmont - 101.7 State College -104.7 Pottsville - 107.7 Bloomsburg
AAA says gasoline prices should fall in September through the end of the year as people drive less and because refineries can produce a less expensive winter-blend gasoline. AAA expects gas prices nationally could decline another 10–20 cents per gallon by the end of October, barring any major refinery or overseas problems.
Consumers this week were paying the lowest average prices since late February. At $3.43, yesterday the average was about 16 cents per gallon cheaper than a year ago and the lowest average for the same day since 2010. The national average has remained under $3.50 per gallon for 31 consecutive days.
In Williamsport gas is at 3.35
An atheist was escorted out of a Florida city public meeting for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, prompting outcry from secular organizations.
John Thoreau remained seated for both the opening invocation and Pledge during a meeting of the Winter Garden City Commissioners last week.
Winter Garden City Mayor John Rees said Thoreau had to either stand for the pledge or leave the meeting. In response to the mayor’s action, The Freedom From Religion Foundation has stepped in, sending a letter of protest, asking the mayor to make public statements at the next meeting, repudiating their behavior and recognizing the rights of citizens to remain seated for prayers and pledges that falsely claim we are ‘one nation under God.’” According to the Thoreau, The Mayor demanded that he stand for the pledge out of respect for the country and for troops serving overseas.
A Lycoming County Prison work-release inmate attempted to flee his assigned work crew early yesterday afternoon in a heavy wooded area of Armstrong Township. Rick Digan was part of a crew assigned to a county recycling truck when he fled into the woods along Mosquito Valley Road. He was captured within 90 minutes.
The Lycoming County Heroin Task Force held a public meeting last night at the Wheeland Center. They talked about the growing heroin problem, both locally and elsewhere, and they noted the rising use of prescription drugs. Law enforcement officials advised people to contact police if they observe suspicious activity such as frequent gatherings of people at a residence at different hours of the day.