This letter concerns the news published in the Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. On this day, there were 143 cases of neglect and deliberate wrong doing by residents of Lycoming County and others passing through this area.
Two were arraigned in Federal Court, 41 were sentenced for a variety of crimes in Lycoming County, 14 others were charged with various other crimes, 23 motorists were accused of driving drunk in Lycoming County, 24 complaints county wide on Wednesday, Jan. 12, alone according to county police reports, 30 Sheriff Sales on properties for delinquent taxes. City man held for trial in local shooting death.
A Deputy U.S. Marshall was killed while serving a state warrant. A man who supplied alcohol to minors at a party which two teens were killed after a senior ball, was fined and put on probation for a period of one year in Clinton County, while a charge of corruption of minors was dismissed. Such action is simply inviting crime instead of discouraging it.
When will the day come when our judicial system will start nominating criminals for Citizen of the Year awards?
Should we residents of Lycoming County be proud or ashamed of this monthly record? It sounds like a monthly report from Chicago, instead of our rural county here in northcentral Pennsylvania.
Weldon C. Cohick Jr.