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2012

December 29, 2012

2012: The Valley in Review

(Continued)

$33M budget approved

Jan. 24. Middleburg. MiddWest School District directors Monday night unanimously approved a $33 million preliminary 2012-2013 budget that includes no tax increase.

Business manager Lynn Y. Naugle, in explaining the budget, said the plan would likely change by mid-February, when a proposed budget is discussed.

“We have to submit this budget to the state, at which time they can assess our needs,” explained Superintendent Wesley L. Knapp. All school districts in the state are required to send in an approved preliminary budget by Jan. 25.

Naugle estimated district revenues would total about $30.5 million, leaving a $2.3 million shortfall.

$3.15M OKd for Danville floodgate

Jan. 26. Danville. Mayor Ed Coleman almost jumped out of his chair Wednesday.

“I was sitting here reading the paper and having coffee when Sen. Gordner and Rep. Masser called me,” Danville’s mayor said of learning that $3.15 million has been released to complete the Danville flood control project.

Montour County and Danville officials have said that if the floodgate had been in place, there wouldn’t have been the multimillion-dollar damage to the Danville Middle School, Danville sewer plant and businesses along Route 11 from a rampaging Mahoning Creek in September.

 

FEBRUARY

Giants, Hynoski triumph

Feb. 6. Indianapolis. Eli Manning and the Giants one upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute touchdown to beat New England 21-17 Sunday night for New York’s fourth Super Bowl title.

It was a rematch of the 2008 NFL championship, when Manning led New York past New England to ruin the Patriots’ bid for a perfect season.

Southern Columbia graduate Henry Hynoski, a fullback for the Giants, completed his dream rookie season with two catches for 19 yards and a fumble recovery.

Regional force hits streets

Feb. 7. Lewisburg. Paul Yost, a 32-year police veteran, is the new top cop of the 15-member Buffalo Valley Regional Police Force, but don’t expect him to be any less hands-on than he’s been.

“I’m not expecting any great increase in caseload,” Yost said Monday, the first official day of the merged Lewisburg and East Buffalo Township police departments. “But administratively, we’re combining two agencies and there will be considerable coordination to work out so that we don’t duplicate efforts. There will be bumps in the road, but overall our number one priority will remain the same: making sure the public is protected, and providing quality service in a short amount of response time.”

East Buffalo Township and Lewisburg have a combined population of 12,200.

The structure of this new regional force — the only one in the Central Susquehanna Valley — is the chief, a lieutenant, an administrative sergeant, two corporals and the patrol division.

Barry Hosterman, former township police chief, is now the lieutenant, Yost said.

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