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LEWISBURG — The results of the recent mid-term elections, how social media influences voters, the challenges facing a future generation of leaders and the importance of keeping a mind open to opposing views were among a number of topics discussed Wednesday evening between CNN anchor and chie…

New COVID-19 infections in the state and the four Valley counties increased for the second consecutive week, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Health.

Originally from the Lehigh Valley, Alma Torruella recently moved to Mount Carmel after her father and mother passed away from cancer two months apart from one another. With these losses, Torruella said, came the inability to work, putting a strain on the holiday season for the mother of thre…

The U.S. economy grew at a 2.9% annual rate from July through September despite high interest rates and chronic inflation, the government said Wednesday in an upgrade from its initial estimate. Last quarter’s rise in the U.S. gross domestic product, or the economy’s total output of goods and services, followed two straight quarters of contraction. That decline in output had raised fears that the economy might have slipped into a recession in the first half of the year. Since then, though, most signs have pointed to a resilient if slow-moving economy. Wednesday’s report showed that the restoration of growth in the July-September period was led by solid gains in exports and consumer spending that was stronger than originally reported.

In October, the Rev. D.C. Fortune, the pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Susquehanna Valley, at 265 Point Township Drive, Northumberland, and church members led a sermon called “We Read Banned Books.”

DANVILLE — Mahoning Township Supervisors approved a four-year police contract at Monday night’s meeting. The contract calls for raises in each of the four years, said Supervisor John Whelan, vice chair.

THARPTOWN — It’s nearly the “most wonderful time of the year” and families everywhere are looking for festive events and activities to get them in the holiday spirit. The Dunn family in Tharptown has made it easy for their community with their annual Christmas display.

Fueled by concerns about the teaching of critical race theory — which generally is not taught in public elementary, middle and high schools — New Hampshire’s GOP-controlled Legislature approved a “divisive concepts” law like many other states in 2021 (and 2022).

Leading his football team through yet another successful season, Danville Area High School senior Carson Persing shows up to every practice and game with enthusiasm and leadership second to none, his coach said. Persing said he is a wide receiver and cornerback for his football team.

The campaign to encourage shoppers to support small and locally owned businesses today, on this Small Business Saturday has never been more important than this year as the Valley’s small business owners navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the pandemic.

The rebranded Here. For Good. campaign continues to offer a respite for Valley families during the holiday season and this year’s program promises more of the same.

HARRISBURG — Impeachment articles against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner will be presented to the Pennsylvania Senate next week with a trial in the upper legislative chamber scheduled for January, according to the Senate Republican caucus.

DANVILLE — Montour County Sheriff Clair Heath participated in the 118th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) Leadership Development Course held in Quantico, Virginia, Nov. 14-18.