The Little Meadows Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad broke ground on its new fire station and community hall yesterday. The new building will be able to house all of the department’s fire trucks, which the old facility did not have space for. The $875,000 project was made possible through donations from Talisman Energy USA, along with local businesses and private donors. More than $82,000 for the project was covered by private contributions alone.
A mobile home in Susquehanna County was destroyed by a two-alarm fire Thursday evening. Crews were called to 224 State Route 4013 in Apolocan Township just south of Little Meadows. Firefighters responded in about ten minutes and extinguished the flames in about 45 minutes, but the home suffered heavy damage. The homeowner was at the residence at the time of the fire but was able to safely escape, and no injuries were reported. Fire departments from Vestal, Apalachin, and Warren Township in Bradford County all assisted Little Meadows. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Owego, NY – The Campville Fire Department was dispatched at 3:23 Sunday morning for a reported structure fire at Wagner Lumber on Gaskill Road in the Town of Owego. Upon arrival, large flames were visible and additional help was requested. Approximately 18 fire departments responded to the scene. They include Campville, Southside, Apalachin, Owego, Weltonville, Newark Valley, West Corners, Vestal, Little Meadows, Tioga Center, Berkshire, Richford, Candor, and the Tioga County Fire Investigation Team. The town of Maine Fire Department stood by at Newark Valley’s Fire Station to respond to any other calls that could have come in while these departments were on scene. Tioga Center was also on standby with their ambulance at Campville’s station to cover any EMS calls that came in, while the fire was extinguished.
Owego Fire Deparment’s Engine 804 suffered from a frozen pump several hours into the operation, and Vestal’s tanker had to be released from the scene to respond to another structure fire in their own district. The Nichols Fire Department was called in to replace that truck at the Campville fire.
Water tankers from each of these departments shuttled water to the fire from two different filling locations; one on the north side of the Lockheed Martin, and the other in front of the Owego Treadway Inn.
No injuries have been reported, and Campville Fire Chief Mark Daniels reported that the operation was a defensive attack only, meaning no interior fire operations took place.
While some units remained on scene longer, others were sent home beginning around 9:30 AM.
Over the weekend, friends and family of Little Meadows’ former fire chief Charles Barnum gathered in Apalachin to bid him farewell. Barnum passed away last Sunday from complications with diabetes at just 38 years old. Barnum had served as the chief of the Little Meadows Volunteer Fire Company, and was also a worker at Lockheed Martin in Owego for 15 years.
Two men have been arrested for stealing metal after their truck got stuck in the mud.
On Thursday night, a property owner on Nanticoke Drive in the town of Union called the police and reported that an unknown vehicle was stuck in the mud on his posted property. Deputies found several pieces of construction metal and chains in the truck bed, which was then taken off the property.
Friday morning, 32-year-old Andrew Honnick of Endicott and 23-year-old Chad Schurr of Little Meadows were taken into custody after returning to the scene and asking investigators what had happened to their truck.
Both men were charged with criminal possession of stolen property and criminal trespass. They were processed and released to appear in the town of Union court at a future date.
A convenience store in Little Meadows, PA was the victim of an overnight robbery during closing hours. The intention was apparently to satisfy a nicotine craving. Pennsylvania State Police say two men forced open a door at the Dandy Mart on Pennsylvania Avenue in the early morning hours on Tuesday. Missing after they left were five cartons of Marlboros and four cartons of Newports. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at Gibson.
One person is dead following a crash in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
State police report 23-year-old David Bryant lost control while driving on State Route 4018 in Little Meadows around 1:45 Sunday morning. His vehicle went across the road and went airborne before landing upside down in a driveway.
Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators are still looking into what caused the crash.
– From YNN
The Apalachin Lions Club 25th Annual Scholarship program will award $1500 in scholarships to deserving students from the class of 2012 who live in the 13732, 13760 and 18830 zip codes. This covers Apalachin, Campville, NY and Little Meadows, PA. The scholarships are awarded to students who have made outstanding contributions in service to their community and school.
Distribution of scholarships will be as follows:
One $500 scholarship will be awarded to students who attend Owego Free Academy and Vestal High School .And one $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who attends either of the following schools: Broome Tioga BOCES, Montrose Junior-Senior High, Seton Catholic Central High School, Ross Corners Christian Academy, and Home Schooling (LEAH).
The distribution of scholarships is based on the relative numbers of students from Apalachin, Campville and Little Meadows attending each of the schools.
Information and applications may be obtained at the schools Guidance Office, or Vestal LEAH.