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Friday 12/19/2014
Township stands by its numbers
Posted: December 19, 2014

DANVILLE — The Mahoning Township Municipal Authority doesn’t owe Danville borough anything for sewage treated through the years, according to special authority counsel Scott Wyland.

Get Affordable Care Answers Jan. 8
Posted: December 19, 2014

DANVILLE – With numerous changes to the tax code as a result of the Affordable Care Act, H&R Block offices nationwide will be open for 12 hours straight during a ACA Q&A Day.

Seedling sales to begin Jan. 5
Posted: December 19, 2014

HOWARD — While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring — and beyond — by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.

Give blood this holiday season
Posted: December 19, 2014

This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift — a blood or platelet donation. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost a thing and can help save lives.

Curbside collection change
Posted: December 19, 2014

DANVILLE – Curbside recycling pickup for Danville’s First Ward falls on New Year’s Day so the collection will be done on Dec. 31 instead, according to borough officials.

5 Things to do in the Valley on Friday
Posted: December 19, 2014


Thursday 12/18/2014
Troopers probe armed robbery in Danville
Posted: December 18, 2014

WASHINGTONVILLE — State police on Thursday afternoon canvassed the area surrounding a Derry Township farm market searching for the suspect who reportedly held up Burkholder’s at gunpoint in what may be the sixth armed robbery of a Valley business in 35 days.

Mount Carmel students raise more than $17,000 for ThinkBIG during dance marathon
Posted: December 18, 2014

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Junior and Senior High School recently held the Kids Fighting Cancer Dance Marathon Oct. 25 in support of Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital’s ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Christmas
Posted: December 18, 2014

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, for Christmas.  

Events approved for next year
Posted: December 18, 2014

DANVILLE – Borough council members have approved events taking place next year in Danville.

5 Things to do in the Valley on Thursday
Posted: December 18, 2014


Wednesday 12/17/2014
Candlelight service at Mahoning Presbyterian Church on Sunday
Posted: December 17, 2014

The community is invited to the annual candlelight service at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Mahoning Presbyterian Church at the corner of Ferry and East Mahoning streets.

SEDA-COG’s Board chooses 2015 officers
Posted: December 17, 2014

SEDA-COG’s Board of Directors will be headed by Centre County Commissioner C. Chris Exarchos in 2015. He was elected president at the Board’s recent meeting. Commissioner Exarchos first served on SEDA-COG’s Board in 2004 through 2008, and re-joined it in 2012. He was the Board’s first vice-president in 2014.

NARCOA & North Shore Railroad Collect for Toys For Tots
Posted: December 17, 2014

NORTHUMBERLAND — NARCOA (North American Railcar Operators Association) in conjunction with the North Shore Railroad and SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority conducted a railcar trip from Northumberland to Berwick and return on Dec. 13. The ride had a purpose in addition to an enjoyable 76 mile rail trip. The members of NARCOA and the employees of the North Shore Railroad were on a mission. The goal was to exceed the 2013 donations given to the annual Marine Corps League Toys for Tots campaign.

5 Things to Do in the Valley on Wednesday
Posted: December 17, 2014


Traffic Advisory: Signal work will slow traffic in Danville Wednesday
Posted: December 17, 2014

DANVILLE – A traffic advisory has been issued starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when a control panel will be replaced for traffic signals at Routes 54 and 11 in Danville.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Ancient history lessons feature a salty chicken
Posted: December 16, 2014

DANVILLE — A mummified chicken will soon be resting in peace in a pyramid in St. Joseph School.

Mahoning Township sells two police vehicles
Posted: December 16, 2014

MAHONING TWP – Township supervisors agreed to the sale of two police vehicles at their Dec. 15 meeting.

Money needed for sugaring program
Posted: December 16, 2014

WASHINGTONVILLE — Maple sugaring programs at Montour Preserve that annually draw 20,000 participants will continue if the Montour Area Recreation Commission can raise $7,500 in the next two weeks.

5 Things to Do in the Valley Tuesday
Posted: December 16, 2014

Discover Program/Laurelton

Band to entertain Dec. 18
Posted: December 16, 2014

DANVILLE – The Danville Community Band, which has been entertaining audiences for 45 years, will bring a variety of joyful sounds to this holiday season.

Monday 12/15/2014
Focus Central Pennsylvania Announces New Officers for Fiscal Year 2015
Posted: December 15, 2014

SHAMOKIN DAM — At the annual meeting of Focus Central Pennsylvania, held on Dec. 11, board members were recognized for their contribution and new officers were elected who will begin their term on Jan. 1. The Board of Directors of Focus Central Pennsylvania provide policy and strategic direction to advance the mission of the organization. Focus effectively promotes new corporate investment that results in growth of family sustaining jobs in Central Pennsylvania by being a premier economic development marketing alliance for committed partners.

Bridging the Gap hosts holiday craft night
Posted: December 15, 2014

DANVILLE – Bridging the Gap will be holding a holiday-themed craft night Tuesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday 12/14/2014
50 young thespians take to the stage
Posted: December 14, 2014

DANVILLE — St. Cyril Academy’s kindergarten and preschool Christmas pageant is in its 13th year, but there’s one thing writer and director Sister Donna Marie Ivanko never tires of.

Friday 12/12/2014
Vo-Tech will not pursue expansion property
Posted: December 12, 2014

BLOOMSBURG — Members of the Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School will no longer pursue a plan to purchase a neighboring property that would add 8.15 acres to the school.

Youth wrestling program roster doubles
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — A year after coming under new leadership, the Danville elementary wrestling program has more than doubled its membership.

Contribution will help fix up Boyd museum
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — A $500 donation to the Montour County Historical Society will help advance their Boyd House Restoration project.

Resident doesn't feel welcome at Danville council meetings
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — A borough resident said he doesn’t plan to attend future Danville Borough Council meetings because he said they are unwelcoming.

Hess Hill discussion in January
Posted: December 12, 2014

VALLEY TWP. – Whether to close part of Hess Hill Road will be discussed Jan. 5.

Community Singers concert: 14 songs to get in Christmas spirit
Posted: December 12, 2014

RIVERSIDE — The Community Singers will present 14 holiday songs as part of “A Rhapsody of Christmas.”

ATV driver in DUI case will go to court
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — A Danville area man will face court action on charges related to driving an all-terrain vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Charges: Speeding driver’s blood alcohol level was twice limit
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — A Sunbury man was charged with DUI after it was found his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Work release approved in DUI case
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — A Danville woman was sentenced Monday in Montour County Court for a second driving while under the influence of alcohol offense.

Defendant who stole lost purse enters guilty plea
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — A Danville woman has admitted to stealing a purse a Good Samaritan entrusted her to turn in to Danville police.

Request denied: No sentencing until after criminal records check
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — A man apprehended during the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in Cooper Township has pleaded guilty to two charges.

Sobbing defendant’s pleas will be heard in February
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — Because a Danville State Hospital patient was so upset, her no contest pleas will be rescheduled for February.

Driver who sped, swerved sentenced
Posted: December 12, 2014

DANVILLE — A Selinsgrove man will be spending 72 hours to six months in jail for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Thursday 12/11/2014
Gray skies have you feeling blue? You're not alone
Posted: December 11, 2014

DANVILLE — Winter means less light and less sun, but it can also mean people giving loved ones the cold shoulder due to a seasonal form of depression.

Riverside police report for November
Posted: December 11, 2014

RIVERSIDE – Borough police answered 13 calls during the month of November.

Holiday rockers return to Danville
Posted: December 11, 2014

DANVILLE — Holiday rock band Twelve-Twenty Four will return to the Danville Middle School stage later this month to help raise money for the Danville football booster club.

The Northumberland National Bank Collects Christmas Gifts for Children
Posted: December 11, 2014

Employees of The Northumberland National Bank collected Christmas gifts for children served by Northumberland County Children and Youth. From left, front row, Rod Zechman, Tom Crissinger, Carla Clark, NCC&Y supervisor and Rebecca Horst, NCC&Y social services aid; back row, Dawn Garrison, Renee Schweikart, Brenda Fiorenza, Cindy Hepner, Stephanie Brown, Deb Hendricks, Jeremy Kremer and Lisa Bingaman.

Plenty of holiday festivities
Posted: December 11, 2014

DANVILE — The holiday season is in full swing and merchants in Danville and Riverside continue to celebrate it with Friday’s Late Shoppers Night.

2015 budget: Taxes to rise again in Danville
Posted: December 11, 2014

DANVILLE — Taxes will be going up again in Danville.

Danville Borough Council members adopted a 2015 budget containing a .44-mill property tax increase.

Posted: December 11, 2014


4 to 8 inches of snow possible
Posted: December 11, 2014

MEADVILLE — The National Weather Service says four to six inches of snow is possible in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Thursday's school delays and closings
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 9:19 am

Bloomsburg, Dlosed

Montour County letters: Let's discuss regional authority
Posted: December 11, 2014

VALLEY TWP. — Plans are proceeding to form a Montour County Sewer and Water Authority.

Riverside well contaminated
Posted: December 11, 2014

RIVERSIDE — A private borough well contaminated with sewage has led Riverside council to ask residents to keep an eye on their own water supplies.

St. Paul’s prepares for annual cookie fundraiser
Posted: December 11, 2014

DANVILLE — Both men and women pitch in to bake thousands of cookies for the annual holiday sale of St. Paul’s (Straub’s) Lutheran Church.

State hospital patient admits to attacks
Posted: December 11, 2014

DANVILLE — A former Danville State Hospital patient has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to six aggravated assaults of staff members in 2013.


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