Williamstown Area EMS, also known as WEMS, has a dinner date for next month.
The organization has been named
Small Volume EMS Agency of the Year (2014) by
the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services
Council for exemplary service in
Community's Response To A Family's
For just a few minutes, it was a negative experience.
After that, it was totally positive.
The collective arms of the Sentinel’s coverage area reached out to David and Teresa Feidt and their children – Jordan, Nicholas and Sara – even as an accidental fire was leveling their milking barn the afternoon of Sept. 16.
Board offers union
The Line Mountain School Board, Oct. 27, voted unanimously on two motions intended to keep students in class while teacher-contract issues are resolved.
With all nine members present the board first voted to offer non-binding arbitration to the district's teacher union, the Line Mountain Education Association.
A subsequent motion extend a different choice to the LMEA: Fact-finding.
According to information shared at the meeting, fact-finding is, overall, a shorter overall process involving fewer people. Non-binding arbitration takes place within a longer time frame and with more people involved on both sides of the negotiating table.
As of this posting (Oct. 28), there was no official response from the LMEA.
The association previously had announced that a strike would begin Wednesday morning, Nov. 5 if contract issues were not settled at that point.
Line Mountain's teachers have been working under the terms of a contract that expired June 30, 2012.
More details will be published in the Sentinel's Nov. 4 print edition.
District playoff updates
As of Oct. 28, five area high school sports teams remain alive for district championships.
The Halifax and Millersburg volleyball teams square off tonight (Oct. 28) in the quarterfinal round of the District 3, Class A volleyball tournament. The match begins at 6 p.m. at Northern York High School in Dillsburg. The winner advances to the semifinal Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at Central York High School. The championship game is Saturday, Nov. 1 at Dallastown Area High School, also in York County.
The Halifax boys’ soccer team plays top-seeded Kutztown today (5:30 p.m.) at Hamburg Area High School in the D3-A semifinal. The winner advances to the championship game Saturday, Nov. 1 at Hersheypark Stadium.
The Line Mountain field hockey team faces Selinsgrove today (5 p.m.) at Bucknell University in Lewisburg in the District 4-A semifinal. The winner advances to the championship match Thursday, Oct. 30, also at Bucknell.
The Tri-Valley volleyball team takes on top-seeded Marian tonight (7 p.m.) at Minersville Area High School in the District 11-A semifinal. The winner advances to the championship Saturday, Nov. 1 at Pottsville Area High School. The Bulldogs defeated Minersville in the quarterfinal Oct. 23,
The Halifax girls’ soccer team was defeated 4-1 by top-seeded Trinity in the D3-A semifinal Oct. 27.
The Line Mountain girls' soccer team was defeated 4-0 by South Williamsport in the D4-A playoffs Oct. 25.
The Williams Valley girls’ soccer team was defeated 5-0 by Moravian Academy in the D11-A playoffs Oct. 23.
The Millersburg girls’ soccer team was defeated 2-1 by Trinity in the D3-A quarterfinal Oct. 23.
Halifax defeated Millersburg 3-0 to earn the Twin Valley Volleyball Conference championship Oct. 23.
(Editor's Note: Playoff information on the Tri-Valley team volleyball team was not made available to the Sentinel for the Oct. 28 print edition.)
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