County OKs changes in coroner’s office

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:


The Senate passed Senate Bill 689 49-0 sponsored by Sen. Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte, which would authorize a court to order abduction prevention measures in a child custody proceeding if the court finds that the evidence establishes a credible risk of abduction of the child. Sen. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, voted in favor.

The Senate passed Senate Bill 297 49-0, which would amend the Unemployment Compensation Law to prohibit individuals from collecting unemployment compensation benefits if they leave employment to preserve an existing entitlement to a pension, including a governmental or other pension, retirement, annuity or any other similar periodic payment. Yaw voted in favor.


Lycoming County commissioners approved eliminating six part-time deputy coroner positions and the addition of a new full-time coroner position and promotion of an existing full-time coordinator. Commissioners also approved an agreement with Girio Agency Inc. for residential property appraisals for up to 35 properties at a total cost of no more than $13,500. Commissioners also approved the purchase of a surplus vehicle from the Lycoming County district attorney’s office for use by the Lycoming County Planning and Community Development department at a cost of $4,297. Voting in favor of all measures were Commissioners Jeff C. Wheeland, Ernie Larson and Tony Mussare.


City Council voted 7-0 to demolish 1609 Memorial Ave., the former Brodart building to make room for a residential complex. Voting in favor of the demolition were Council President Bill Hall, Jonathan Williamson, Bonnie Katz, Liz Miele, Randall J. Allison, Don Noviello and N. Clifford “Skip” Smith.