June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

Debate surfaces over coaching salaries at Shamokin Area

BY MARK GILGERTHE NEWS-ITEMmark_g@newsitem.comCOAL TOWNSHIP — Debate over a motion to increase coaching salaries by 10 percent in Shamokin Area School District prompted board members to table the issue for further study Tuesday night. More...

Questions still surround efforts to construct new county prison

SUNBURY — Northumberland County officials will continue to review data about construction of a new prison after the county’s minority commissioner questioned the amount that’s been spent on the project so far. More...

Teacher hirings prompt defense of substitutes

By Stephanie Bettick THE NEWS-ITEM stephanie_b@newsitem.com CATAWISSA — Last week's hiring of three new teachers by the Southern Columbia Area School Board stirred emotions from one board member at Monday night's meeting in regard to h More...

AOAA sees growth, Brush Valley chamber hopes to follow

BURNSIDE — Members of the Brush Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the growth of the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) while noting the rebuilding of their own organization Tuesday afternoon. David Porzi, AOAA operations director, gave More...

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