Man allegedly attacks teen girl

Brett M. Smeal, 22, of 1840 Merrill Ave., has been charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old girl on Merrill Avenue on Wednesday, Old Lycoming Township police said.

Following his arraignment Friday before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, Smeal was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.