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SHAMOKIN — Twelve defendants entered guilty pleas recently before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.

OVERLOOK — Controlling crowds, rerouting traffic and protecting firefighters and equipment are vital jobs delegated to the fire police, and the Overlook Fire Co., Station 290, is looking for a few good applicants.

The number of people hospitalized in Pennsylvania for treatment of COVID-19 symptoms dropped to 4,614 Sunday, according to the state Department of Health, even as the number of people diagnosed with the virus rose by 6,023.

WILLIAMSPORT — A veteran’s donation of a calculator upon her graduation from Pennsylvania College of Technology sparked the launch of a calculator loan program for other veteran and active-duty military students.

KELLY TOWNSHIP — Lewisburg Area School District (LASD) students returned to in-person education this week and their building principals told school directors about it at the Thursday night board meeting. 

HARRISBURG — Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 continued to slightly decrease, according to the latest statistics released Friday by the Department of Health.

BLOOMSBURG — The return of automobile racing to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds wheeled closer to becoming a reality Friday as a multi-time national racing champion joined a Bloomsburg man in lapping an under-construction dirt-racing track for the first time.

WATSONTOWN — Tears were flowing Saturday morning at Murray Motors in Hughesville as a weight was lifted from the shoulders of a single-mother from Watsontown who has been battling breast cancer.

MILTON — Multiple instances of non-compliance have been identified at a nursing center which battled a COVID-19 outbreak in August, and subsequently had multiple incidents of non-compliance identified against it.

A daughter, June Frances Bucher, was born Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Sophie Mae Bendas and Kyle Bucher, of Kulpmont. The baby weighed 3 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 16.5 inches long.

MOUNT CARMEL — Despite the pandemic, the Mount Carmel Lions Club finished out 2020 still meeting the many needs at the community, district, state and international level.

HARRISBURG — A three-person panel of Superior Court judges recently upheld a sentence of 1/2 to 23 months of incarceration against an Aristes man convicted of indecent assault.

LEWISBURG — An officer with the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department and a Lewisburg resident are recounting the harrowing moments in which they pulled a woman from the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, along with members of the Union County Sheriff's Office.

HARRISBURG — New deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in each of the six-area counties in our area, based on data provided by the state Department of Health. Confirmed new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday rose by 271.

COAL TOWNSHIP — A Ranshaw woman is facing felony charges of neglect of a care-dependent person and involuntary manslaughter after she allegedly failed to care for her 83-year-old husband, who was suffering from dementia and died Nov. 2.

A two-vehicle crash on Market and Walnut streets in Shamokin occurred shortly after noon Tuesday. There were initial report of injuries. Shamokin Fire Bureau emergency and fire units responded along with Shamokin and Coal Township police and fire police. Shamokin City police are investigatin…

SHAMOKIN — Six defendants recently entered guilty pleas and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay fines and costs. They are:

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Monday reported an additional 37 cases of coronavirus in Northumberland County — and another 5,338 cases across the state. The updates result in 5,765 total cases in the county and 726,154 in Pennsylvania as a whole.

SHAMOKIN — The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, 210 E. Independence St., announces its book list for January.