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Lobbyist a wise investment for costly levee work

The tragic devastation brought by Hurricane Irma serves as a sobering reminder of just what havoc a flood can bring. It also points to the necessity of adequate flood protection and flood insurance. And that's as much a municipal responsibility as it is a homeowner responsibility. The flood levee th

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

'With humility': Veteran accepts Quilt of Valor

KATELYN HIBBARD/Sun-Gazette Retired Capt. Gale Hawkes, of Williamsport, a Navy and Air Force veteran, smiles after receiving his Quilt of Valor on Wednesday. The quilt, draped around his shoulders, is meant to honor and thank Hawkes for his services. Retired Capt. Gale Hawkes, of Williamsport, a vet

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

100th Birthday Bash Sunday for Sgt. Libby

PHOTO PROVIDED Sgt. Charles A. Libby, who will turn 100 years old on Oct. 3, will be guest of honor at a birthday bash on Sunday at Nippenose Valley Village in Oval. OVAL - On Sunday, Nippenose Valley Village will host a 100th Birthday Bash for a WW II Veteran. He's not just any WW II veteran. The c

LOCKHAVEN EXPRESS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Putting a face to recovery: New Columbia woman tells of addiction, sobriety

NEW COLUMBIA - Enough light shone through the empty cardboard box inside which Tricia Dauberman hid in wait to surprise her son, allowing glimpses of the dark-haired almost 5-year-old as he approached cautiously. Tricia's been caught in a box in many respects for too long - illness, stigma, self-dou

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-21 12:10:00

Fire in Piatt Township leaves 2 homeless

IOANNIS PASHAKIS/Sun-Gazette Area firefighters put out flames at a duplex on Diesel Drive in Piatt Township. Only one of the apartments was occupied. A house fire on Diesel Drive in Piatt Township on Thursday left those leasing the half-double without a home and may have taken the lives of their two

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

MMI junior earns rare individual award at Pa. Free Enterprise Week

MMI junior Joel Cruz, right, received the Raymond G. Weber award during the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week program in July. Pictured presenting the award to Cruz is Karen Musante, MMI Preparatory School junior Joel Cruz received the Raymond G. Weber award during the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-20 14:05:15

Cog in 'international drug conspiracy' gets 13 years in federal prison

A Reading man convicted of being a cog in an "international drug conspiracy" has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler said Tuesday that Juan Mendez-Lazaro, 37, was part of a network that for four years distributed heroin, cocaine, meth and other illegal drugs

PENNLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 15:05:52

Man charged with sexual assault on minor

DERRY TWP. - A New Columbia area man faces charges of allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after sexually explicit photos and videos were found on her Danville Middle School-issued Chromebook. Tpr. Mark R. McDermott charged Michael Wade Irvin, 44, with two counts each of statutory sexual

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-19 20:40:00

H.S. Cross Country: Red Tornadoes host second meet at Weiser State Forest

LARRY DEKLINSKI/STAFF PHOTO Shamokin's Jessa Paczkoski nears the 3-mile mark during a cross country race Tuesday afternoon in the Roaring Creek Track of the Weiser State Forest. Paczkoski finish sixth. COAL TOWNSHIP - Mount Carmel Area cross country coach Chris Catton really likes his boys team, eno

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Tractor-trailer driver escapes serious injury

MARK GILGER/STAFF PHOTO A tractor-trailer owned by YRC Freight, of Milton, rests against a guard rail Wednesday morning following an accident along Northumberland County Drive at the construction site for the new county prison in Coal Township. The driver of the rig escaped serious injury after snag

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Police release additional info on attempted child abduction

MILTON - Police believe Monday marked the second time that a woman who was allegedly impersonating a Children and Youth employee visited a residence in the Georgetown Apartment complex. Officer Dennis Derr, of the Milton Police Department, has released additional details on the incident, which occur

MILTON DAILY STANDARD - 2017-09-21 14:07:00

Police believe a second attempt of abduction made

MILTON - Police believe Monday marked the second time that a woman who was allegedly impersonating a Children and Youth employee visited a residence in the Georgetown Apartment complex. Officer Dennis Derr, of the Milton Police Department, has released additional details on the incident, which occur

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

DJ Choices program offers MCA students hope with anti-drug recovery message

CHRIS J. GREGO/STAFF PHOTO Guest speakers Frank Rodriguez, a barber from Milton, and Pastor Lance Fessler of Lewisburg, address the student body in attendance at Mount Carmel Area High School auditorium during the DJ Choices assembly program, an anti-drug program sponsored by the Greater Susquehanna

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Motorists trapped as suspicious object shuts main UK highway

LONDON (AP) - Hundreds of motorists were stuck for hours on one of Britain's main highways after it was closed Tuesday due to a "suspicious object." The M1 motorway was shut along a 10-mile (16-kilometer) stretch near Milton Keynes, 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of London, after the object was foun

WPXI - 2017-09-19 16:33:12

Green Dragons win back-and-forth overtime battle

LEWISBURG - No one team seemed to be able to hold onto momentum Tuesday afternoon at the Pauling Complex in Lewisburg, as the Green Dragons and the Midd-West Mustangs battled through a tough game. Momentum swung back and forth in the game like a pendulum on a grandfather clock as each team's offense

MILTON DAILY STANDARD - 2017-09-20 13:52:00

Members dedicate training center to memory of leader

Sons of the late Bruce T. Smith, Jr., Aaron and Andrew Smith, unveil the plaque and portrait visitors will see as they enter "The Smith Room," the newly renovated training center at the Central PA Chamber of Commerce Office in Montandon.Photo provided MILTON - The Central PA Chamber of Commerce rece

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-21 13:06:00

Wal-Mart gives $750 grant to Child Development

LEWISBURG - Snyder, Union, Mifflin (SUM) Child Development, in partnership with the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way and The Daily Item, was awarded a $750 grant from the Lewisburg Wal-Mart in support of its new "Resource Bags for Moms" program. The program, which has already proven successful

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-20 06:00:00

Panelists: Don't be fooled by fake news

LEWISBURG - Fake news, a divisive and controversial subject that often undermines the truth, was one of several topics hashed out by a panel of media experts at a Tuesday night town hall event that drew 120 people to the old Lewisburg Area High School auditorium. Trust, Transparency and the News, th

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-20 02:39:03

Window scavenger hunt planned - standard-journal.com : Local News

LEWISBURG - Quotes from famous personalities will be the clues for the upcoming Window Scavenger Hunt in downtown Lewisburg. Tere Rill, Lewisburg Downtown Partnership explained that the hunt would be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, all over Market Street. Subscription Required An onlin

MILTON DAILY STANDARD - 2017-09-19 14:03:00

Police: Another attempted child abduction in Milton

MILTON - The Milton Police Department is once again looking for information following another attempted child abduction late Monday night where the suspect identified himself as a Children & Youth worker. At 11:51 Monday night, police said a male knocked on the door of an apartment in the Georgetown

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-19 11:51:00