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Hockenbroch named principal of Shamokin Area Middle/High School

COAL TOWNSHIP - As expected, Todd Hockenbroch was unanimously promoted Tuesday night by Shamokin Area School Board to middle/high school principal, effective July 1, 2018. Hockenbroch, who will receive a salary of $87,500 plus other benefits upon taking the position, is currently the assistant middl


Man goes free after acquittal at rape trial

SUNBURY - A Dornsife man walked out of the Northumberland County Courthouse a free man shortly before noon Thursday after a jury found him not guilty of sexually abusing a young girl over a period of seven years. The jury deliberated for just under an hour after determining Ralph Erickson French, 38

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-10-19 07:00:00

Kelley, staff never miss a call

The Northumberland County funeral directors feel we need to speak out in support of Mr. Jim Kelley. We, as funeral directors, understand our duties to be on call for families that select our services; however, as coroner, one does not have a choice as to be on call. The coroner position is a 24/7/36

DAILY ITEM - 2017-10-20 06:00:00

3,000 students expected for addiction presentations

SELINSGROVE - An estimated 3,000 students will attend Geisinger Health Plan's series of #HadEnough presentations about the dangers of heroin, prescription opioids and addiction. Ohio native Wayne Campbell, president and founder of Tyler's Light, will speak to high school juniors and seniors at four

DAILY ITEM - 2017-10-20 00:41:50

Sunbury Halloween Parade brings the fun and the scares

If a Halloween parade had a checklist, you could probably have ticked most of it off at the Sunbury Halloween Parade on Thursday evening. Zombies? Check. Unicorns? Check. Dinosaurs? Check. Oh, and enough candy to last most kids until next year's Halloween parade? Check. Mia Joseph, 8, who was waitin

DAILY ITEM - 2017-10-20 01:50:01

Grant will fund Jackie Lithgow Foundation

A Boiling Springs High School graduate has been awarded a grant to establish a foundation in honor of a friend and classmate. Derek Snyder, now a senior at Penn State, was awarded a $5,000 grant by the Hunter Brooks Watson Memorial Fund. Snyder co-founded the Golf Fore Jackie tournament after his cl

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SENTINEL - 2017-10-19 18:55:00

Search underway for new McAdoo church pastor

McADOO - Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is not closing, but it does need a new pastor. The Rev. Mircea Airinei was removed as pastor Oct. 5, according to the Very Rev. Timothy Hojnicki, dean of the Frackville Deanery of the Orthodox Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania and pastor of Assumption of the Bless

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2017-10-20 08:14:04

PGTC to present 'Shrek Jr.' this weekend

A story with a forbidden love, dastardly king and damsel in distress, and you've got the ingredients for a fairy tale. Add a pariah ogre and an obstreperous donkey, however, and you've got "Shrek." The Pottsville Gymnastics & Theatrical Center Inc. will present "Shrek Jr." at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday a

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2017-10-20 08:13:26

Man found unresponsive with drug device, cops say

ELYSBURG - A Paxinos man is facing charges after being found allegedly unresponsive in a vehicle, according to the Shamokin newspaper. Matthew Alan... ELYSBURG - A Paxinos man is facing charges after being found allegedly unresponsive in a vehicle, according to the Shamokin newspaper. Matthew Alan


Testimony wraps in child rape case

SUNBURY - A jury finished hearing testimony in the child rape case against Ralph Erickson French Tuesday afternoon. First Assistant District Attorney Julia Skinner told the jury French, 38, repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted a female relative in multiple residences while she was between the age


Repairs completed on Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam

SUNBURY - The repair project to the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam is finished, and officials from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are looking forward to a full boating season next year. Shikellamy State Park Director John Clifford said bags one and seven have been successfull


Man caught by stun gun arraigned Tuesday on multiple assault charges

MOUNT CARMEL - A Mount Carmel man subdued by a stun gun during a foot chase in September was arraigned in different three cases Tuesday for stalking and assaulting his girlfriend and evading police between June 4 and June 11. Justin Michael Petro, 22, of 51 E. Railroad St., was taken into custody on


80 students attend GMC Mini-Med School

STEPHANIE BETTICK/STAFF PHOTO Southern Columbia Area senior Jessica Kimsal practiced drawing blood from a fake arm with Susan Gill, of Geisinger laboratory medicine, during Mini-Med School at the Henry Hood Center for Research Tuesday. DANVILLE - Students from 12 high schools, including Shamokin Are


Anthracite Co. officially makes off-roading a business branch

POTTSVILLE - A longtime giant in the coal industry is capitalizing on the off-road riding that has taken place on its property for years. Famous Reading Outdoors, also known as FRO, has formally been established by Reading Anthracite Co. as a branch to handle motorized recreation use on 20,000 acres


Students take on nature's classroom

STEPHANIE BETTICK/STAFF PHOTO Bird houses were being placed around Quaker Run during an environmental education field trip Tuesday funded by a Department of Environment Protection (DEP) grant. Mount Carmel students assisted Kulpmont officials in installing the bird houses. Helping were, from left, J


We all have a role in stopping domestic violence

So many people knew - friends, family, neighbors, police, Children and Youth, judges - that Penny Mansfield was in an abusive relationship. Yet no one was successful in removing her from it. And now she's dead. It's no one's fault, and it's everyone's fault. The Mansfield case, in which she was be


Girl struck by car in South Side

A 13-year-old girl was treated at a local hospital for injuries she suffered when she was struck by a car on the 2100 block of Riverside Drive in South Williamsport about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, borough police said. The girl was discharged from the hospital, police said. No other details were available

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2017-10-19 07:00:00

Milton grad hired as new Danville school boss

DANVILLE - The Danville Area School District has hired a new superintendent. The school board voted 8-0 Tuesday night, with Chris Outt absent, to hire Jason Bendle at a starting annual salary of $132,500 under a five-year contract, effective Jan. 1. Bendle, 40, currently superintendent of the Saint


Area students get hands-on experience during mini med program

MAHONING TWP. - About 80 area high school students stopped bleeding, sutured, inserted IVs and checked vital signs. They worked with fake blood, simulated skin and mannequins during Tuesday's mini med school in the Henry Hood Center for Research at Geisinger. The school was a first for Geisinger in


'People are city's greatest asset': Sunbury candidates discuss future, benefits of community

SUNBURY - The overwhelming majority of candidates at the Meet the Candidates Night at Degenstein Community Library said the people of the city are Sunbury's greatest asset. The two-hour forum, hosted by the library on Wednesday night, revealed several answers to the question, including the people, t

DAILY ITEM - 2017-10-19 10:30:00