CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP — Two people have been charged as a result of a near head-on crash Thursday afternoon on Midvalley Road, between Mount Carmel and Aristes, in Columbia County.

DANVILLE — Noting a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Geisinger Health System President and CEO Dr. Jaewon Ryu on Friday expressed concerns the pandemic is not nearing its end.

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SUNBURY — Next week’s scheduled jury trial for accused child murderer Jahrid Burgess has been continued due to the unavailability of a key prosecution witness who reportedly has contracted COVID-19.

TREVORTON —Due to inclement weather, the Trevorton Fall Festival will be held on its scheduled rain date, Sunday, from noon to dusk at the Trevorton Community Park.

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania protected 1,999 acres on 21 farms in 13 counties Thursday through the state’s nation-leading Farmland Preservation Program.

HARISBURG — Acting U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler announced this week that the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded $172,076 to PA Coalition Against Rape, located in Enola, to help combat sexual assault, and $98,706 to PA Coalition Against Domestic Viol…

MC food distribution set for Saturday

KULPMONT — The former J.H. and C.K. Eagle Silk Mill at 1340-1400 Chestnut St. has been sold to a limited liability company (LLC) based in New York, according to borough solicitor Edward Greco and the Northumberland County Register and Recorders Office.

SHAMOKIN — A search warrant obtained by city police revealed the father of an infant boy who died Wednesday morning after being found unconscious in his home at 509 S. Seventh St. had his arm completely covering the infant’s face when the mother found them in a bedroom at about 8:30 a.m.

SUNBURY — Northumberland County President Judge Charles H. Saylor is set to preside at an injunction hearing requested by Spyglass Ridge Winery at 10:30 a.m. Friday, just hours before the scheduled start of a weekend festival that Rockefeller Township ordered not to be held.

SUNBURY — Next month’s trial for Joseph J. Leschinskie Jr. on terroristic threats has been continued at the request of his attorney Michael Rudinski, of Williamsport, who said he needs additional time to prepare for trial.

In Tuesday's edition of the News-Item, it was erroneously reported the Zerbe Township Recycling Center accepts garbage. The center offers services for recyclable materials only.

BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Office of Access and Success will host a symposium on hunger from Oct. 18 to 20 featuring three speakers discussing food insecurity and hunger.

SUNBURY — A Shamokin woman was recommitted to Northumberland County Jail to serve the remaining of her sentence for a 2018 DUI.

ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP — “This weekend’s hot air balloon festival will go on as scheduled” Spyglass Ridge Winery owner Tom Webb emphatically stated Tuesday night after receiving a letter from the township that demanded the venue cease concerts due to a violation of an agricultural zoning ordinance.

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University President John Bravman announced Monday that the university will invest in the valuable work of its hourly employees by implementing a new minimum pay rate of at least $15 per hour for benefits-eligible, non-exempt university employees with at least one year o…

KULPMONT — Kulpmont Knights of Columbus Council 4281 will be sponsoring its Wine Fest at the Holy Angels parish picnic grounds located at 855 Fir St., Kulpmont. The festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

MILTON — A spike in traffic — including a 50% increase along Route 642 — is projected to occur in the area around the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project, according to a 64-page draft study recently released by SEDA-COG and Lycoming County.