The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


  • More than $38G pledged to Budds via online fundraisers

    All the love Sharon Budd has given in her life is coming back to her, said Leslie Foster, a best friend and fellow teacher at Edison Junior High School in Massillon, Ohio, in explaining the successful fundraisers and outreach from Ohio to Pennsylvania and beyond to the Budd family.

    July 20, 2014

  • rover19a.jpg Space camp a blast for Valley pupils

    A program designed by NASA helped students reach for the stars last week at Liberty Valley Intermediate School.
    NASA’s four-day Summer of Innovation, held the week before the 45th anniversary of the first man on the moon, provided students with interactive summer lessons and activities involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    July 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • bass.jpg Miff juniors win U.S. bass crown, $30G for college

    Mifflinburg juniors Nick Osman and Garrett Enders on Saturday won the national BASSmaster High School Championships in Tennessee, $30,000 in scholarships and 17-foot Triton aluminum bass boats.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • BUDD_Randy.jpg 13.5-hour operation removes part of brain housing personality

    Physicians should know within a week what resulted from Thursday’s 13½-hour surgery to reconstruct Sharon Budd’s face and remove part of her brain, her husband, Randy Budd, said Saturday at the family waiting room at Geisinger Medical Center’s intensive care unit.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • sidney.jpg Sunbury man helped rocket genius reach America

    Sunbury attorney Sidney Apfelbaum may have interacted with a German space pioneer only briefly, but Wernher von Braun’s contribution to the U.S. space program may not have occurred if not for Apfelbaum.

    July 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • PennDOT paves way for march

    BEAVERTOWN — Plans for the Beavertown Borough Centennial celebrations were well under way when organizers were hit hard by the news that the August parade might not be able to go on as scheduled.

    July 19, 2014

  • teens.jpg 3 in Valley seek Miss Teen sash

    SUNBURY — Three Valley girls are poised to compete in this week’s Miss Teen of Pennsylvania pageant, a coming-out party for the some of the best and brightest young women in the commonwealth.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • mcneil20a.jpg Dog walk sparks trespassing, race salvos with aged

    FREEBURG — Neighbors Raymond McNeil and Patricia Ziro moved to this bucolic town from metropolitan areas, looking for a peaceful place to live out their golden years.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ex-official: Jail ignores actions that halt suicide

    SUNBURY — A former Northumberland County official who wrote the prison’s suicide prevention policy and trained corrections officers in preventing suicide attempts says Warden Roy Johnson needs to accept responsibility for a lockup that is out of control.

    July 19, 2014

  • Owner: Scrap metal stolen, sold

    State Police, Milton
    Theft. July 1 to July 15. 262 Pine Grove Lane, West Buffalo Township, Union County. David Meyers, 32, of South Ambroy, N.J., accused Michael Shirk, 25, of Mifflinburg and Gary Webb, 55, of Beavertown, of taking about $406 worth of scrap metal from his property without his permission and selling it at a recycling center for money.

    July 19, 2014

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