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PPL Foundation Supports Danville Child Development Center

DANVILLE -- A $15,000 grant from the PPL Foundation helped to fund the Danville Child Development Center’s EITC Scholarship program in Montour County. As a result of this funding, the center was able to provide EITC scholarships to 12 preschool age children.


Pastor J. Douglas Hallman Sr., 69, Sunbury

Pastor J. Douglas Hallman Sr., 69, of Clark Road, Sunbury, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was born Sept. 28, 1949, in Phoenixville, a son of the late Joseph T. and Catherine (Bainbridge) Hallman. On May 20, 1972, he married Bonn


Veterans treatment courts offer outreach, counseling to veterans

SUNBURY — Every other Tuesday morning, Judge Charles Saylor meets with a panel of experts and officials to review the progress of military veterans in the treatment court program.


Commissioners enter into agreement with retired CO to conduct evaluation of prison

SUNBURY — On a split vote, Northumberland County commissioners entered into a contract Friday with a retired state correctional officer to conduct an evaluation of operations at Northumberland County Jail in Coal Township that opened last year.


Geisinger names chair of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

DANVILLE – Christian A. Kauffman, M.D., a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, has been named Geisinger’s Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Kauffman will lead a team of board certified clinicians with expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery.


Police Searching for Berwick Bank Robber

BERWICK, Pa. — Police are looking for a man they say robbed a bank in Berwick. Officers say the man walked into Fulton Bank along South Poplar Street around 3 p.m. Tuesday. According to police, the man told employees he had a bomb and demanded money. The robber got some cash and ran away.


Weis Markets slashes prices on more than 7,000 items

Starting today Weis Markets has dropped prices on thousands of items. The Sunbury-based chain said as part of a new low-price program shoppers will notice lower prices on more than 7,000 products to remain competitive.


UPDATE: Sunbury church open Sunday, Monday for those without shelter, heat

This weekend's pending snowstorm has already led to several postponements and parking restrictions across the region. The Zion Lutheran Church at 5th and Market streets in Sunbury will be open Sunday and Monday nights for those without shelter or heat during the storm.


Colon sentenced to county prison for Sunbury assault

SUNBURY — A Sunbury resident charged with assaulting a man with a baseball bat in the city last year pleaded guilty Thursday to simple assault and possessing an instrument of crime and was sentenced to 6 to 23 months in county prison.


Mount Carmel Township supervisors stress snowfall citations

ATLAS — With pending snow storms for Thursday evening and Saturday, Mount Carmel Township supervisors reminded residents at Wednesday’s board meeting that they have 24 hours after the end of the snowfall to clean their sidewalks or they will be fined $25.


Lewisburg earns HAC-II win on road

ALMEDIA — Lewisburg outscored Central Columbia in every quarter Friday night on its way to a 41-20 victory in Heartland Athletic Conference-Division II girls basketball. The Green Dragons (8-5) were led by double-figure scoring efforts from Grace Kelleher and Erin Hilkert.


City police officer averts major fire

SHAMOKIN — A major fire was prevented by a city police officer who used a fire extinguisher to put out flames burning the front porch of 115 Birch St. early Thursday. Cpl. Jarrod Scandle arrived first at the 2:39 a.m. fire call and immediately suppressed the flames that were climbing the porch wall


Elysburg Fire Dept. 2019 subscription drive under way

ELYSBURG — The Elysburg Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services have mailed their 2019 subscription requests throughout Ralpho Township and surrounding municipalities for which they provide services. The department advises the 2019 subscription drive flyers are designed to be easily recognize


Former treasurer accused of stealing from combat veterans organization

A Northumberland County man who served just over two years as treasurer for a local chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association has been arrested on felony charges for allegedly stealing nearly $18,000 from the organization, according to state police.


Salvation Army raised $8,180, fed 433 families

SHAMOKIN — The Shamokin-Coal Township Salvation Army chapter raised $8,180 through its annual Christmas fundraiser to provide chicken dinners to local needy. The money fed 433 families representing approximately 2,000 people.


Sportsman’s Expo at Lycoming Mall

MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A popular sportsman’s expo is back at the Lycoming mall this weekend despite the winter weather warnings. There are more than 40 vendors at the Outdoor Sportsman’s Expo. Vendors we spoke with say the crowds have been pretty good the past two days. That’s because people want to


Keystone Contractors Association names 2019 leaders

The Keystone Contractors Association, a Cumberland County-based trade group that represents commercial construction companies in Pennsylvania, has named a new board of directors for 2019.


Central Mountain Wildcats drop critical home contest during late season playoff push

LOCK HAVEN – It was a tough night on the hardwood for the Central Mountain boys basketball team, Friday night at home against Shamokin. The Indians, coming in with an 8-5 record on the year, had control early on and had its A-game going throughout, to control the contest and drop CM 67-47.


Accused rapist denied bail reduction

SUNBURY — A former SCI-Coal Township prison guard accused of multiple rapes successfully convinced a Northumberland County judge on Thursday to approve nearly $17,000 toward four experts for the defense of the case.


Valley students come together for area band festival

One hundred high school musicians from five Danville, Line Mountain, Mount Carmel, Selinsgrove, and Shamokin, merged on Friday to participate in the fourth annual NMS Honors Band Festival Concert at the Danville Area High School.