May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

Natural gas prices to jump 8 percent

READING — UGI Central Penn Gas (UGI) announced that its purchased gas cost rates will increase on June 1, driving up the average residential heating customer’s bill by 8 percent.  More...

Cole sweeps ticket for MC magistrate; Apfelbaum, Toomey split in Sunbury race

SUNBURY — An assistant district attorney will likely move behind the bench after winning both the Republican and Democratic nominations for the Mount Carmel magistrate judge seat. William Cole topped Richard Guinan IV 717 to 324 on the Republica More...

Saleski defeats McGaw

SUNBURY — A veteran employee in the prothonotary’s office will face a member of Shamokin Area School Board for county prothonotary in the Nov. 7 general election by virtue of her victory in Tuesday’s primary election.  More...

Newcomer joins incumbent on November ballot in Coal Twp.

BY THE NEWS-ITEM COAL TOWNSHIP — Two incumbents won nominations in Tuesday’s primary vote tallies, but there will be new names on November’s ballot as well in a race for two different commissioner seats.  More...

Kulpmont council will have plenty of new faces, starting with mayor

BY STEPHANIE BETTICK THE NEWS-ITEM stephanie_b@newsitem.com KULPMONT — A former councilman easily bested the incumbent mayor in Tuesday’s primary and will be the only Kulpmont mayoral candidate to appear on the ballot in the Nov. More...

Mayor to remain the same; Powell to join MCB council

MOUNT CARMEL — Despite a contested race, Mayor Philip “Bing” Cimino will likely serve a second four-year seat after defeating challenger Gregory Berezovske for Democratic ticket in Tuesday’s primary. Cimino dominated with 386 votes to Berezovsk More...

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