January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

As strike continues, administrators teach SAHS seniors

By Sarah DeSantis The News-Item COAL TOWNSHIP — Shamokin Area Middle/High School Principal Chris Venna returned to his roots Wednesday when he stepped into the classroom to teach math to seniors. “I enjoyed it, actually,” he said. More...

Administrators step into class at Shamokin Area

COAL TOWNSHIP — Shamokin Area Middle/High School Principal Chris Venna returned to his roots Wednesday when he stepped into the classroom to teach math to seniors. More...

Grant grows AOAA by 200 acres

BY Sarah DeSantis The News-Item BURNSIDE — The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) will be expanding by approximately 200 acres after receiving a state grant for $117,000, state Sen. John R. Gordner and Rep. More...

Two charged with operating meth labs

By MARK GILGER THE NEWS-ITEM MOUNT CARMEL — On the same day they were scheduled to face preliminary hearings on drug charges involving the delivery of methamphetamine earlier this month, a borough couple were arraigned on numerous offenses More...

Man wanted on burglary charges apprehended

BY MARK GILGER THE NEWS-ITEM MOUNT CARMEL — A borough man wanted by police for four months on burglary charges was apprehended Wednesday afternoon, but had to be transported by ambulance after allegedly swallowing prescription pills.  More...

Audit, pensions spark debate

SHAMOKIN — Councilman Dan McGaw expressed concern at a council meeting Wednesday about why an account under the city’s name was not included in a recent audit. More...

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