SHAMOKIN — On the heels of Saturday’s snow and freezing rain, Sunday ushered in another wave of challenging winter weather. A brief warm-up was quickly followed by a strong blast of arctic air and powerful winds, as slushy surfaces refroze.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area School Board Thursday approved a proposed preliminary budget for the 2019-20 that will be available for public inspection.

SUNBURY — Weis Markets on Thursday announced its new “Low, Low Price” program, which the company says lowers prices on more than 7,000 products in every department in its stores.

In response to today’s snow storm, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a state of emergency to allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs and announced that commercial traffic will be banned on interstates from noon today until noon Sunday.

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HARRISBURG — State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108) was assigned to serve on five committees during the 2019-20 legislative session: Appropriations, transportation, veterans affairs and emergency preparedness, professional licensure and rules.

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SHAMOKIN — Heritage Restaurant, Market and Arch streets, has closed temporarily as as some “menu, management and maintenance changes” are made, according to owners Sam and Kathy Vetovich.

ELYSBURG — The Elysburg Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services have mailed their 2019 subscription requests throughout Ralpho Township and surrounding municipalities for which they provide services. The department advises the 2019 subscription drive flyers are designed to be easily r…

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SHAMOKIN — A major fire was prevented by a city police officer who used a fire extinguisher to put out flames burning the front porch of 115 Birch St. early Thursday.

LEWISBURG — The Democrat who challenged Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.12) in 2016 said the Congressman’s resignation could prove to be an indication of things to come for the Trump administration.

SUNBURY — Northumberland County President Judge Charles Saylor denied multiple motions Thursday filed by accused serial rapist John E. Kurtz’s attorney including lowering his client’s bail, suppressing the defendant’s alleged confession, severing the cases and dismissing all the charges.

Two local school districts were among the 765 schools across the Commonwealth to receive a portion of an $8.7 million targeted grant through Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, which expands STEM and computer science classes in schools.

MOUNT CARMEL — At the beginning of its monthly meeting Thursday night, Mount Carmel Borough Council held an executive session which lasted approximately 10 minutes. Council members abandoned their meeting room seats and met out in the hallway in order to discuss a personnel matter, as an emp…

SUNBURY — A Sunbury resident charged with assaulting a man with a baseball bat in the city last year pleaded guilty Thursday to simple assault and possessing an instrument of crime and was sentenced to 6 to 23 months in county prison.

HARRISBURG — Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai.

BLOOMSBURG—The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania sales team competed at the International Collegiate Sales Competition in November in Orlando, Florida. Bloomsburg finished 13th out of 77 schools competing at the event and was the highest finishing team from Pennsylvania.

ATLAS — With pending snow storms for Thursday evening and Saturday, Mount Carmel Township supervisors reminded residents at Wednesday’s board meeting that they have 24 hours after the end of the snowfall to clean their sidewalks or they will be fined $25.

SHAMOKIN — Former Shamokin Area School Board member Richard A. Kashnoski, who is charged with state ethics violations, is not serving as diving coach this season for the Shamokin Area varsity swim team.

COAL TOWNSHIP — Members and advisers of the inaugural Shamokin Area Elementary School Student Council gave a presentation to the school board Tuesday night on the organization’s programs, school activities and community service projects.

SUNBURY — Weis Markets announced Wednesday that it has accelerated store shipments of high-demand items purchased by customers who use SNAP benefits to purchase their groceries. Due to the government shutdown, SNAP recipients in its seven-state market area are receiving their SNAP benefits b…

A daughter, Sadie Marie Kent, was born at 11:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, to Kyle and Kimberly Kent, of Northumberland, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. The baby weighed 6 pounds, and was 19½ inches long.

SHAMOKIN — City council has authorized Administrator Robert Slaby to negotiate a lease for the tax building with Parea BioSciences LLC, which intends to operate a medical marijuana growing facility near the Northumberland County Jail.

COAL TOWNSHIP — The death of an inmate at SCI-Coal Township on Monday was determined by Northumberland County Coroner James F. Kelley to be a self-inflicted hanging.

SHAMOKIN — Former Shamokin Area School Board member Richard A. Kashnoski waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of alleged ethics violations Tuesday before Magisterial Judge John Gembic III.