Tomorrow is the 65th opening day of the Owego Little League’s baseball and softball season. The number of teams has grown over the years, and so have the festivities. Tomorrow’s opening day will kick off with a parade beginning at 8:30. The parade will begin at the police station on Temple street, head down North Avenue, continue onto George Street, then end at Hyde Park. Owego Elementary Students will sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. New this year is a softball field for the ladies in the Owego Little League. Little Leaguers have been practicing for their opening game for four weeks.
Lockheed Martin has announced that nationwide layoffs will be taking place over the next few months. It is still unclear on if or how this will affect employees at the Owego plant. The company first plans on allowing workers to voluntarily leave through a voluntary layoff program. After that, involuntary layoffs will be held.
The Athens Area Education Association has cancelled tonight’s negotiations with the Athens Area School Board. This comes after a three day strike was held by the Education Association in an effort to quicken teacher contract negotiations which have been ongoing since 2013. The next scheduled meeting between the Athens Area School Board and Education Association is May 3rd.
The Owego-Apalachin School District has finalized dates for the ribbon cutting and open house of the new Owego Elementary. The school will officially be dedicated on May 31st with a ribbon cutting outside of its front entrance. Then on June 4th, a community open house will be held from 10 until 2. Invitations are expected to be sent out to the community in the coming weeks. Students started classes in the new elementary school on January 6th.
Jim Raftis was on today’s WEBO Morning Show to discuss the Owego Little League’s Opening Day this Saturday. The teams have been practicing for four weeks. There will be a total of 15 games on Saturday alone. You can hear the whole interview below:
Yesterday was primary day across Pennsylvania and the results are in. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took home the statewide wins for their political parties, however, results in Bradford County differed slightly.
Bernie Sanders received the majority Democratic vote in Bradford County with a 49.7 percent majority. Although, Hillary Clinton was less than 1 percent behind.
Donald Trump secured the majority Republican vote in Bradford County at 61 percent.
Ted Cruz came in second with 22 percent of the vote while John Kasich came in third with 14 percent.