LEWISBURG — About 50 health care professionals attended a talk Wednesday night meant to raise their awareness of mental health needs of senior patients.
LEWISBURG — Misdemeanor allegations were filed last week against a man who was removed from his seat and ushered out of the auditorium at a talk by Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky. John Zeigler, 49, of Camarillo, Calif. was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday, June 23, in the courtroom of Union County Magisterial District Judge Leo Armbruster.
SUNBURY — A presentation at Wednesday’s prison board meeting on bringing workforce re-entry programs into the Northumberland County prison system intrigued county officials working to end recidivism.
SUNBURY — Incumbent state Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver (R-108) is likely to have a Democratic challenger on the ballot in the fall general election.
LEWISBURG — A $29,630,899 budget for 2016-17 was given tentative approval Tuesday night by directors of the Mifflinburg Area School District. It will be properly advertised and subject to further discussion before final adoption.
NORTHUMBERLAND — Support for early childhood education programs such as Every Baby Needs Laptop, Wee Read and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library do more good in the long term than tuition-free college, a proposal which has been circulated this election year by at least one presidential candidate. So noted Art Thomas, who helped host the Champions of Early Childhood Education Summit 2016 Tuesday morning.
SUNBURY — Northumberland County commissioner Chair Rick Shoch remained virtually silent on Tuesday as a long-time rival lobbed several questions at the board of commissioners.
SUNBURY — Connie Cuff didn’t have to think twice when asked who enjoys interacting with the public more: She or her 6-year-old golden retriever Cagney.
LEWISBURG — The Buffalo Valley Singers were busy rehearsing this week in advance of their upcoming concert, a diverse program featuring jazz, patriotic, popular and spiritual selections. Director Connie Pawling Young said the 22 selection concert would include “Begin the Beguine,” “America, the Beautiful,” “The Sound of Silence” and a novelty number called “Galop.”
TURBOTVILLE — A familiar face in the Warrior Run School District is being vetted as a possible replacement for Superintendent Dr. John Kurelja, who will leave the district at the end of June to assume a position with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU).
LEWISBURG — One would think a children’s museum with lots of imaginative stuff in it would be a natural fit for Lewisburg and well established by now. But steps really weren’t taken toward putting together the many components until earlier this year.
TURBOTVILLE — As the school year draws to a close, many students are looking forward to summer vacation. For a group of Warrior Run students, anticipation is already building for the 2016-2017 school year.
LEWISBURG — Sounds of heavy equipment echo through Mulls Hollow in Union Township these days when crews assigned to the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project are at work. But things may settle down a bit once the 12-mile bypass is complete and its big bridge carries traffic high above the valley.
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part feature examining how robot technology has allowed a Turbotville Elementary School student to continue to attend classes while recovering from surgery.
MILTON — Police and the family of a Milton man missing since Sunday is seeking information on his whereabouts.
MILTON — April is Autism Awareness Month, and officials with both the Milton Area School District and the Milton Police Department are stressing the importance of remaining aware of autism throughout the year.
Gerald Hoy, forester for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources rolled the root ball of a tulip poplar into place at Buffalo Valley Recreation Park, about to be planted to mark Arbor Day. Banners from the Arbor Day Foundation denoting Citizens’ Electric as a ‘Tree Line USA’ utility and Lewisburg Borough as a ‘Tree City USA’ community were displayed by Mark Spiro, Kim Wheeler, Kevin Nutt (Citizen’s Electric), Hoy, Issac Sussman, Nora Sussman, Otto Faden, Rachel Sussman, Mette Faden and Jamie Piperberg.
MILTON — The Northumberland County District Attorney’s Office has withdrawn charges filed against two volunteers with Haven to Home Canine Rescue in connection with the alleged theft of an 8-year-old husky named Maggie.
Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part feature examining how robot technology has allowed a Turbotville Elementary School student to continue to attend classes while recovering from surgery.
LEWISBURG — The start of a planned talk by the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky was delayed Wednesday night as a man was removed from his seat by police. John Ziegler, a documentary filmmaker and blogger, apparently obtained a ticket to the event in the auditorium at Lewisburg Area High School.
PENNS CREEK — No one was more surprised Wednesday morning than Linda Klinger upon receiving Volunteer Spotlight award from a state Department of Aging representative. Klinger was told Holly Kyle, her daughter and Union-Snyder Agency on Aging executive director, was to receive an award.
MILTON — While hoisted 80 feet above the ground, Jeff Oberdorf and Mike Tyndale carefully extended their arms from the top of the Milton Fire Department’s ladder truck while threading a new cable into the giant flag pole at the Veteran’s Memorial Walkway in Milton.
LEWISBURG — Unofficial results indicated 9,752 of 22,636 Union County voters voted in Tuesday’s general primary election. The 43.1 percent participation figure was notably higher than in 2015, when 23.16 percent of registered voters voted in the primary.
SUNBURY — Donald Trump received 64.13 percent of the Republican vote in Northumberland County, mirroring the statewide results where Trump emerged victorious by a wide margin.
WINFIELD — The lost skill of rail-splitting was demonstrated atop Shikellamy Bluffs on Tuesday. The exhibition was put on for the Envirothon, an annual test of environmental education for high school students.
TURBOTVILLE — What started as a hobby for a Lewisburg-area couple quickly turned into a successful business designed to persevere written history.
MILTON — Each day when eighth-grade students walk into Bradley Grey and Jonathan Dick’s STEM class at the Milton Middle School, they are presented with a different problem to solve related to the school’s greenhouse.
MILTON — It was both a proud and emotional moment for his family as Wayne Cawley put the finishing touches on a 1971 Plymouth GTX last summer. Cawley’s work on the vehicle marked the culmination of a 30-year effort that spanned two generations, and involved multiple family members, to restore the classic muscle car to its original form.
SUNBURY — “It was a huge shift this time,” was how Northumberland County Director of Elections Alisha Elliott described changes in party affiliations among voters leading up to the 2016 primary.
MIFFLINBURG — Family, friends and mentors gathered recently at Mifflinburg Area High School to wish Nick Osman well as he signed a letter of intent to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He will be part of the school’s first competitive fishing team and first recruiting class for coach Issac Payne.
Editor’s note: Today is the second feature to highlight the World War II service of Al Hess. The first was featured Saturday, April 16.
BUCKHORN — Warmer than average temperatures in March, followed by an invasion of arctic air early this month brought mixed degrees of damage to local fruit trees. Though there was damage to orchards in much of the region, more was sustained by certain varieties of fruit trees.
LEWISBURG — A new board member began service to the Union County Housing Authority (UCHA) Friday. Dr. Michael E. Hanyak Jr. signed an oath and code of conduct at the top of a morning meeting at the Community Service Center.
LEWISBURG — Lewisburg’s status as a Susquehanna Greenway Partnership River Town prompted the theme for the 2016 Celebration of the Arts. Organizers decided to have the 16-day festival recognize the Susquehanna River rather than highlight an individual artist.
TURBOTVILLE — Even before Warrior Run Superintendent Dr. John Kurelja tendered his resignation on Thursday, members of the board had a potential candidate in mind to fill his position.
MILTON — If not for the Milton YMCA’s financial assistance program, John and Nicole Bartholomew joke that they may have never met.
MILTON — The owner of a Milton floral shop has been charged by the state Attorney General’s Office after allegedly failing to remit sales and state withholding tax payments over a five-year period.
MILTON — Limited-edition framed replicas of a historic Milton map will be available for purchase as activities ramp up surrounding Milton’s 2017 bicentennial celebration.
MIFFLINBURG — Mifflinburg coach Tom Church knows his team is young.
MILTON — With the auditorium covered in darkness, members of the “Anne of Green Gables” stage crew recently rolled a giant house set in a circular motion, switching the house from what appeared to the audience as the interior rooms to a front porch setting.
WATSONTOWN — Printed proof that Father’s Hope has spread the joy its founder and director intended is on the pages of a new 50-page book. Kevin Mertz, who started the organization that has distributed thousands of small stuffed toys to orphanages and missions in 18 countries, said the book would be available at an upcoming event associated with its launch.
MILTON — With the hiring of Dr. John Kurelja Wednesday by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU), Warrior Run School District will begin a search for a new superintendent.
MILTON — Two educators who constantly show their commitment to students were recognized during Tuesday’s Milton Area School District School board meeting.
LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Borough Council conditionally approved an Eagle Scout project which will see improvement of a sliver of parkland off North Third Street between Cherry Alley and Heritage House.
MILTON — Step into the former St. John’s United Church of Christ building on North Arch Street in Milton and you’ll be greeted by the sounds of hammers pounding nails and saws cutting wood as members of a New Columbia area church work to bring the historic building back to life.
LEWISBURG — Paige Wright, a second grader at Kelly Elementary School, did in 2016 what her sister did a year ago. That is to jump rope for the American Heart Association and raise the most money among both second and third graders at the school.