Area/Region News In Brief…

Watson Township

sets clean-up

The Watson Township Supervisors have scheduled the spring clean-up from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the community building.

There is a $5 per vehicle load charge for the clean-up, which is for township residents and camp owners.

Items which will not be accepted include batteries, solvents, propane tanks and hazardous materials.

Tires will be collected; the fee is $2 for each passenger-size tire and a higher fee for larger tires.

Electronics will be collected; a listing of acceptable electronic items is posted on the Community Building bulletin board.

Man shoots bull

after being rammed

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a man shot a horned bull after it rammed him in the ribs, knocking him to the ground.

Jefferson Township Ambulance Capt. Jerry Dennis told The (Scranton) Times-Tribune that the 43-year-old Wayne County man, whose name was not released, was hospitalized with “serious injuries”.

The man was working on a property in Lake Township when he was rammed by the bull, which came from an adjacent farm.

Dennis said he didn’t know if the bull survived the shooting.

Teachers unionize

at PA Cyber

MIDLAND, Pa. (AP) – Teachers at Pennsylvania’s largest cyber-charter school have voted to unionize.

The Pennsylvania State Education Association says teachers at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School have voted 71-34 to unionize.

The school based in Midland, Beaver County, has 115 teachers and draws more than 11,000 students from districts across the state.

The National Labor Relations Board must still certify the vote which was taken from March 25 and April 7, before the results were released over the weekend.

The school, also known as PA Cyber, is a public K-12 school.

The union and its teachers say they’re underpaid by Beaver County standards. School officials say the teachers are in the middle of the pack compared to other teachers in the county, and that their salaries should be compared more broadly because many teachers live outside the county.