The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


December 29, 2012

2012: The Valley in Review


Title town a 12th time

Seals roll, seek 2nd state championship since 2009

Nov. 17. Selinsgrove. Temperatures may have dipped to near freezing at Friday night’s District 4 Class AAA football championship game, but that didn’t chill the enthusiasm of the thousands of fans who braved the cold weather to cheer on either the Milton or Selinsgrove high teams.

In the end, the Seals were hot, notching a 31-0 victory for their 12th district title since 1986 and first since they won the state crown in 2009.

Selinsgrove (9-3) earns a berth in the state playoffs and next week will face the winner of today’s game between Clearfield High and University Prep, Pittsburgh.

Police catch Valley bank heist suspect

Nov. 18. Beaver Springs. State police have nabbed a suspect in three recent bank robberies, including the Nov. 5 heist at Swineford National Bank in Beaver Springs.

State police at Selinsgrove on Saturday reported that Richard Lloyd Lockett, 38, of Harrisburg, was arrested by Lewistown troopers on Friday in connection with the Snyder County bank robbery and two others, in Port Royal and Thompsontown.

Lockett is being held in Mifflin County Prison on a probation violation.

$100G burglary suspect nabbed

Milton resident caught in Georgia

Nov. 21. Lewisburg. A Milton resident living in Georgia was charged Friday in Union County for her alleged role in a nearly two-year-old robbery that netted about $100,000 in cash and valuables.

Leann Guisewite, 28, of Midway, Ga., was arraigned by District Judge Leo Armbruster on three counts of burglary, one count of conspiracy and four counts of theft. All are felonies except for one count of theft, filed as a misdemeanor.

Guisewite is the third person charged in the December 2010 break-in at the home of Terry Gonzales on Creek Road in White Deer Township. It is not known why Guisewite was in Georgia or with whom, if anyone, she was staying.

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