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Valley coaches pick Seahawks to win

Three of five Valley high school football coaches have picked the Seattle Seahawks to claim a victory over the New England Patriots today in Super Bowl XLIX.

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Saturday 01/31/2015
Experts: Super Bowl is the last great shared experience
Posted: January 31, 2015

SUNBURY — Maybe you watch the Super Bowl because you’re a football fan. Or for the ads. Or simply because it’s become a tradition shared by more than 120 million of your fellow Americans. Regardless of the reason, when the Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 tonight, you can watch at your favorite watering hole, at home on cable or even on your iPad or smart phone.

Steve Kline still king of the hill
Posted: January 31, 2015

SUNBURY — As an 18-year-old fresh out of Winfield, Steve Kline stared directly into the eyes of one of the world’s most feared dictators.

And Steve Kline made Cuba’s Fidel Castro blink first.

Three of four defendants in rock-throwing case want to be tried as juveniles
Posted: January 31, 2015

LEWISBURG — An attorney for Dylan Lahr, one of four young men charged in a rock-throwing incident last July that caused dire injury to an Ohio woman, has filed a motion to move the trial out of Union County, claiming incessant publicity has made seating an impartial jury impossible.

Winter storm warning issued for Susquehanna Valley
Posted: January 31, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire Susquehanna Valley ahead of what a snowstorm which could dump up to a foot of snow here Sunday and Monday.

10 Things to do in the Valley on Saturday and Sunday
Posted: January 31, 2015


Friday 01/30/2015
11 arrested in drug sweep
Posted: January 30, 2015

HARRISBURG — Northumberland County’s inmate population has swelled by 11 after suspected drug traffickers from the Shamokin area were charged Friday as part of a state investigation into heroin and narcotics in Northumberland, Montour and Columbia counties.

Geisinger scientist attends Obama briefing in DC
Posted: January 30, 2015

DANVILLE — Dr. David H. Ledbetter, executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Geisinger Health System, attended a White House briefing Friday where President Barack Obama discussed the importance of precision medicine and announced a $215 million initiative for the genomic sequencing of 1 million Americans in various stages of sickness and health.

DBA reveals ambitious vision
Posted: January 30, 2015

DANVILLE — Converting the former Capitol Theater into a multi-use community arts center could be the next major step in revitalization, Danville Business Alliance Executive Director Jim Wilson said.

105 years and counting: Evelyn Lane celebrates birthday with friends
Posted: January 30, 2015

MAHONING TWP. — Evelyn Lane said she felt like “queen for a day.”

“I am surprised beyond my wildest dreams,” said Lane, who turned 105 years old Thursday. “I’m almost speechless,” the retired teacher said.

Sunshine Farmers Conrference to be held in Lewisburg
Posted: January 30, 2015

LEWISBURG — A Sunshine Farmers Conference will be held March 3 and 4 at Country Cupboard in Lewisburg. Greg Judy, a grazer from Clark, Mo., will speak about the benefits of managing animals holistically and plant diversity. Gail Fuller is a farmer from Emporia, Kan., and will be delivering the keynote speech on why we farm and how to farm in nature’s image. Dr. Jonathan Lundgren is an insect ecologist and lead research entomologist at the USDA-ARS laboratory in Brookings, S.D. His research focuses on sustainable methods to manage pests. The president of Spectrum Non-GMO Seed, Linden, Ind., Scott Odle, will be speaking about the performance and profitability of their non-GMO seed. Dr. Wendy Taheri is a microbial researcher specializing in arbiscular mychorriazal fungi and how managing to increase their populations increases biomass. Dave Brandt, a cover crop expert and farmer from Carroll, Ohio, will discuss the importance and profitability of planting diverse cover crop mixes. Dr. Kristine Nichols, currently serving at Rodale Institute in Kutztown, is a microbiologist specializing in glomalin, which is a substance produced by fungi in the soil and forms a sort of bridge between the fungus and the plant root to increase nutrient absorption into the plant.

Fitness center puts focus on body movement: Free class during open house
Posted: January 30, 2015

DANVILLE — New fitness center Resurrection Movement Studio is looking to give exercise a rebirth for its clients.

Veterans lead way Ironmen, Lady Ironmen topple Warriors
Posted: January 30, 2015

DANVILLE — Watching the senior members of her team walk across the pool deck, Danville coach Ryann McConnell had an extra reason to proud of the six athletes being recognized.

Poetry Slam Feb. 6
Posted: January 30, 2015

DANVILLE -- The Danville High School Literary Magazine club will hold its eighth annual Poetry Slam from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 in  Brews N Bytes.

Friday's school delays and closings
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 9:00 am

Several schools have delayed or closed school for Friday, Jan. 30.

Expect warm welcome at Mirror Image Fashions
Posted: January 30, 2015

DANVILLE — A couple of businesses sent flowers and some current customers and new customers stopped in to get a first look at the new J. Kleinbauer store in downtown Danville.

Charges: DUI suspect rates drunk level at 5-out-of-10
Posted: January 30, 2015

MAHONING TWP. — A Montgomery woman stopped by police admitted having quite a few drinks and rated herself as a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being really drunk.

Suspect whose car struck transformer charged with DUI
Posted: January 30, 2015

MAHONING TWP. — A Mahoning Township woman whose vehicle struck a transformer in August has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Thursday 01/29/2015
Wolf's ban on new gas leases in state parks, forests lauded
Posted: January 29, 2015

SUNBURY —  Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision on Thursday to ban new gas drilling leases from being issued in 120 state parks and 20 state forests was hailed by Valley environmentalists as a clear victory for their cause.

Sharon Budd: 'I feel well'
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE — Doctors are pleased with the progress of Sharon Budd, who likely will undergo surgery in March to insert a new, artificial skull cap onto her head, Mrs. Budd and her husband Randy said Thursday.

Danville school district personnel actions for Jan. 27
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE – The Danville school board voted to proceed with the following personnel actions at their Jan. 27 meeting:

Stars' cha chas and line dances will aid aphasia fight
Posted: January 29, 2015

LEWISBURG — Local dancers will see stars next weekend when Danville’s Central Pennsylvania Aphasia Center launches its second annual “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser. 

Make your mark on new mural
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE — All ages are invited to make their mark on Danville’s third downtown mural.

Helmets on! Time for Super Bolt: Quilt shop puts own spin on NFL's big game
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE — You’ve heard of Super Bowl Sunday, but maybe not of Super Bolt Sunday.

Ironmen hold off Tigers: Riley's 3 sparks 19-2 run
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE — Danville survived an early game cold spell and looked to be well on its way to avenging a 12-point loss before Christmas to Southern Columbia in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s Heartland Athletic Conference-Division II matchup.

New Geisinger CEO list cut down
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System’s board of directors has narrowed its list of successors for CEO Glenn Steele Jr., and expects to announce a final decision in March or April.

Blood donations during Black History Month
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE –  In honor of Black History Month, Geisinger Blood Center is highlighting the importance of blood donation among African-Americans. Thirty-seven percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet fewer than 10 percent actually donate.  Less than 1 percent of these blood donations are from African-Americans.

Warren expected PBA 'not-recommended' snub
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE — An independent commission of the Pennsylvania Bar Association has not recommended Montour County District Attorney Rebecca L. Warren as a candidate for the state Supreme Court.

Danville school district ready for winter's worst
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE — Winter Storm Juno may have given the Susquehanna Valley a pass, but Danville school district is ready for it or any other snowfall this winter.

Defendant in nursing home lockdown case charged in Montour County
Posted: January 29, 2015

MAHONING TWP. — A Bloomsburg man has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly making threats to kill his wife which resulted in a lockdown at an area nursing home.

Victim was going to pay debt before threatening call
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE — A man allegedly threatened by a Danville resident said he planned to pay Boyd Teabo for watching his dogs.

Gospel singers new to Destination Blues festival
Posted: January 29, 2015

“To me, blues is gospel’s baby,” says Alexis P. Suter.

Gospel the mother and blues the son will be heard in Bloomsburg on Feb. 8 when Suter and her band, The Ministers of Sound, front a local choir for the final show of the second annual Destination Blues festival.

Warrant issued for heroin defendant
Posted: January 29, 2015

DANVILLE — A warrant has been issued for a Millville man who admitted to using heroin during a burglary investigation.

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Recycling refund available for Mahoning Township residents
Posted: January 28, 2015

MAHONING TWP – Residents of the township can pick up a $2 refund for the two months of 2014 that their recycling was not picked up by the township.

Danville German Society adds more activities for Elk-Toss cadets
Posted: January 28, 2015

DANVILLE — While the highlight is tossing, this year’s Elk Toss will feature more contests for kids.

Riverside crews studying pump station
Posted: January 28, 2015

RIVERSIDE — With the new year started, Riverside borough employees will begin shadowing Danville sewer workers maintaining a borough pump station, to determine if they can operate it and reduce costs.

DPS students step up to help Good Samaritan Mission
Posted: January 28, 2015

DANVILLE — Kindergarten students helped needy Danville-area families get back on their feet with a shoe donation that collected 253 pairs of footwear for the Good Samaritan Mission.

Alpaughs praised for farm show, fair contributions
Posted: January 28, 2015

DANVILLE — While Montour County’s commissioners praised county residents who won at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Commissioner Jack Gerst lauded the Alpaugh family at Tuesday night’s commissioners’ meeting.

Elite Feet sprints onto Mill Street
Posted: January 28, 2015

DANVILLE — Elite Feet Inc., a running specialty store, is expected to open Feb. 10 in downtown Danville.

Goodwill to host Super Bowl Party
Posted: January 28, 2015

DANVILLE – Goodwill Hose Company, at 407 Center St., will hold its second annual Super Bowl party Feb. 1.

Grandview nursing home locked down
Posted: January 28, 2015

MAHONING TWP. — A Mahoning Township nursing home was under lockdown for about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon after threats were reported to have been received.

Bus company sues former owner over unpaid taxes
Posted: January 28, 2015

DANVILLE — A Valley Township bus company is suing Pittston residents for breach of contract involving failure to file required taxes.

Teacher contract report from arbitrator expected Monday, Feb. 2
Posted: January 28, 2015

DANVILLE — A report by a state-appointed arbitrator will be released Monday, containing a recommendation on the contract dispute between teachers and the district that has lasted since summer 2012.

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Lewisburg woman injured in Monday Liberty Township crash
Posted: January 27, 2015

LIBETY TWP – A Lewisburg woman was injured Monday morning after her Dodge Avenger lost control on the snow-covered Purple Heart Highway in Montour County.

Applicants up 39% for Bucknell Class of 2019
Posted: January 27, 2015

LEWISBURG — More students want to be “Bison Proud” as applications for first-time Bucknell University students — 10,925 applications total — are up about 39 percent over last year’s admissions requests, officials of the Lewisburg school confirmed Tuesday.

Sunbury martial artist to fight Saturday night in Vegas
Posted: January 27, 2015

SUNBURY— It’s been five long months since Tim Boetsch, the martial artist who put Sunbury on the map, according to Mayor David Persing, stepped into the ring and clobbered Brad Tavares.

MARC: Still work to do on North Branch Canal Trail
Posted: January 27, 2015

DANVILLE — While the North Branch Canal Trail has been a long time coming, Bob Stoudt said a lot remains to be done.

Players needed: Danville Challenger Baseball expands to senior division
Posted: January 27, 2015

DANVILLE — Challenger Baseball, for anyone with special needs, has expanded and seeks players to help fill its new division.

Looking back at Geisinger's start: Abigail items, photos on display
Posted: January 27, 2015

DANVILLE — History lines the walls of Geisinger Medical Center, and nobody knows that better than Kathryn Heilman.

How much snow did we get?
Posted: January 27, 2015

A look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast as of Tuesday morning after a massive winter storm:

SPCA Pets of the Week
Posted: January 27, 2015

DANVILLE — Cats, kittens, dogs, two Arabian horses are among pets in need of homes available for adoption at the Danville SPCA.


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