The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


December 29, 2012

2012: The Valley in Review


Ex-judge, 3 others die in Fla.

Feb. 9. Everglades City, Fla. A former Northumberland County judge was one of four people killed Wednesday afternoon when their car collided with a van at an intersection, according to the Naples News.

The victims were identified as James J. Rosini, 66, William J. Rosini, 68, Patricia C. Rosini, 65, all of Coal Township, Pa., and Deborah A. Korbich, 59, of Elysburg, Pa.

James J. Rosini served briefly as one of the county’s judges. He also had been the Northumberland County district attorney and was currently an assistant county solicitor.

Viking Energy to close; 19 to lose jobs

Feb. 9. Northumberland. Unable to compete with the natural gas industry, the Viking Energy plant in Point Township will close April 1 and put 19 employees out of work.

The news from the wood-fired power plant comes a week after officials at the coal-fired Sunbury Generation plant in Shamokin Dam announced it was temporarily laying off 63 employees for the same reason.

In January, Inside Futures reported that the price of coal was $2.472 per 1 million British Thermal Units or mmbtu, while the price of natural gas was $2.342 per mmbtu. Four years ago, the price of natural gas was $13 per mmbtu, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Pine Meadow residents running out of time

Feb. 11. Selinsgrove. With only five days to go before a federal public housing contract runs out, Ramon Margary occupies one of the two apartments yet to be vacated at Pine Meadow.

Since complex owner Sencit Properties Inc., of Harrisburg, announced in November 2010 its intention to sell, and Susquehanna University, its intention to buy, Margary said directions and explanations to Pine Meadow residents have been unclear, and he has felt pushed by management to leave before he was ready, calling the treatment “nasty” and “scary.”

Margaray has gone to several lawyers for direction on how to present complaints about defamation of character, and also to begin a class action lawsuit, he said.

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  • 2012: The Valley in Review

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