HAGERSTOWN, Maryland — When Walt Lutz took to the Appalachian Trail on May 11 at Clingmans Dome, North Carolina, he expected to spend months hiking northbound back toward his hometown of Kulpmont.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Southern Columbia Area School Board Directors Josh Maciejewski and Eli Yemzow said real estate taxes were recently increased because of the district’s expected $2 million contribution to a planned building project at the Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School (VTS).
LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Court of Common Pleas will hold a pre-status conference July 22 regarding a lawsuit that challenges the method SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority used to select the operator of five shortlines.
WELLSBORO — Rose Anna Moore has spent most of her life hunting, being outdoors and supporting conservation efforts, but she never thought she would have the opportunity to translate those skills on a reality television show.
POTTSVILLE — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jon Fetterman and state Rep. Malcom Kenyatta, D-Philadelphia, are slated to speak at the Pottsville PrideFest noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Gen. George Joulwan East Side Park.
SHAMOKIN — Five defendants entered guilty pleas Tuesday and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay fines and costs.
SUNBURY — The following defendants were sentenced in Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas:
ELYSBURG — The Ralpho Bridge Club met Tuesday for play of the hands in which several ties resulted. Tied in first and second place were Bob Reed and Dave Brosius with 7 points and Dale and Fern Krothe also with 7 points; tied in third and fourth place were Cleon Dodge and Joe Fields 5 points…
The NCCAH Fine Art Gallery will hold its first in-person show and reception since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020 Thursday beginning at 6 p.m.
STRONG — The Mount Carmel Township Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission have nixed a land development plan for a crematorium in the village.
The keen eyes of a school district superintendent and the determination of a volunteer pet recovery organization led to a reunion of a dog and its owner.
HARRISBURG — State Sens. John R. Gordner, R-27, and Bob Mensch, R-24, announced the introduction of legislation to enact a third round of the successful Growing Greener program.
BEAR GAP — Deborah Yeager was installed as the Shamokin Rotary Club’s newest president for the 2021-22 year during a ceremony held Monday evening.
WELLSBORO — Jocelyn Renninger, a 2021 graduate of Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall, was crowned the 2021 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen during the coronation Saturday in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, in Wellsboro. She was awarded a $1,500 educati…
MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — A tri-axle truck hauling coal that rolled over 8:50 a.m. Monday caused a several-hour closure of Locust Gap Highway (state Route 54) between Locust Summit and Locustdale.
Mount Carmel Township, Kulpmont and Marion Heights are seeking the services of a consultant to perform a joint comprehensive plan and develop municipal zoning ordinances.
Hike at Tuscarora State Park
A story published in the Friday, June 18, 2021, edition of The News-Item incorrectly identified the entity paying an employee to work during the Kaupas Camp at Mount Carmel Area. Megan Stelma will receive $30 an hour to work at the camp through donations made to the school district specifica…
SUNBURY — The following defendant was sentenced in Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas:
BERWICK —The Community Giving Foundation announces a new agency endowed and non-endowed funds recently established by the Mount Carmel Area Community Center, Inc. (MCACC). The addition of the new funds adds to the regional footprint of philanthropy served by the foundation and its community …
ATLAS — The Mount Carmel Township Board of Supervisors has approved a preliminary land development plan for a retail building and drive-thru restaurant at the site of the former Village Towne Restaurant at the intersection of state Routes 61 and 54.
SHAMOKIN — The Fifth Street playground, located on the southwest border of Shamokin and Coal Township, will be transformed into a remote-control (RC) race track, city council has decided.
SELINSGROVE — From a big crowd on hand to watch nationally touring race car drivers compete under clear skies Thursday evening at Selinsgrove Speedway to the anticipated debut this weekend of the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway, motorsports is having a significant impact on the Central Susquehanna Valley.
LEWISBURG — Downtown Lewisburg was "reopened" Friday morning with a gathering at one of eight recipients of COVID-19 hospitality grants.
LEWISBURG — A civicl action filed Tuesday, June 15, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania claims a 14-year-old Lewisburg Area School District (LASD) middle school student was subjected to bullying by at least four other students.
HARRISBURG — The Senate this week approved a House bill that will ease the bureaucratic burdens that currently make it difficult for small communities to hold festivals, parades and other events on PENNDOT maintained roadways, according to Sen. Scott Hutchinson.
LEWISBURG — A Union County business manager was charged this week with depositing altered COVID-19 relief grant checks into a mobile bank account.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 6.9 percent in May, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I).
WILLIAMSPORT — A “significant decrease” in COVID-19 cases have been reported across the region since the start of vaccination efforts, according to the medical director of Infectious Diseases for UPMC in North Central Pennsylvania.
COAL TOWNSHIP — Care for those age 65 and older is about to become easier in lower Northumberland County as Geisinger announces plans to open a third 65 Forward Health Center in central Pennsylvania.
KULPMONT — One of Kulpmont’s largest community events will be taking place Sunday when gear heads from around the region travel to the borough to grace Chestnut Street with the sound of horsepower and smell of high-octane gasoline.
Food pantry signups required
MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area School Board unanimously adopted a $21 million budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 calling for a 2.45-mill tax increase and approved administrative raises Thursday night.
SHAMOKIN — Council members Charlie Verano and Barbara Moyer believe city officials should have discussed a countywide reassessment with Northumberland County commissioners and leaders from other municipalities before proposing a lawsuit as a means to generate revenue.
HARRISBURG — Results from United Way of Pennsylvania’s second COVID-19 impact survey show more than 1.3 million Pennsylvania households, or 27%, are one emergency away from financial crisis, and food insecurity is among the chief challenges.
PHILADELPHIA — The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly difficult for all Americans, but even more so for those who lost a loved one to the virus. The unexpected and sometimes sudden loss of a loved one has placed a heavy burden on many thousands of Americans.
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Elk County to fly at half-staff to honor Timothy Fitch.
SHAMOKIN — Reassessment can be a controversial and politicized topic and, as a result, it is not uncommon for counties to go years without undertaking a new reassessment, but Northumberland County’s last assessment in 1972 “is an extreme case,” according to the authors of Shamokin’s three-ye…
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School
SNYDERTOWN — A preliminary hearing initially scheduled for June 22 for a 23-year-old man charged in a triple homicide in Snydertown last week has been changed to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29.
LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — State police at Stonington have released the identities of three people seriously injured in a two-vehicle, head-on crash along Route 225 near Hepner Road on Monday morning.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The Southern Columbia Area School Board has adopted its $22.9 million 2021-22 operating budget featuring a real estate tax hike.
COAL TOWNSHIP — A Coal Township detective who charged Stephen Francis Kruskie, 26, of 208 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, with criminal homicide in the death of his ex-girlfriend Cheyenne Swartz last month testified Tuesday that the defendant ran over the victim with his Jeep Cherokee before fle…
SHAMOKIN — Accused murderer Stephen Kruskie, 26, of 208 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, was held for court on all charges during a two-hour preliminary hearing Tuesday morning relating to the death of his ex-girlfriend, Cheyenne Swartz, who died last month in Coal Township after police say she w…
SHAMOKIN — Two members of Shamokin City Council have expressed interest in suing Northumberland County to force a countywide reassessment of property values, which would likely give the city the option of raising property taxes to eliminate its $800,000 budget shortfall.
SHAMOKIN — Gosaphat Serrato, of 1852 Trevorton Road, Coal Township, was held for court Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III on a total of 22 counts of indecent assault and corruption of minors, and one count of harassment.
WATSONTOWN — The 70-year-old Watsontown man who was killed in Friday’s police-involved shooting along Route 44 in Delaware Township, Northumberland County, was a retired attorney with a passion for Celtic music.
HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday suggested that he will veto a bill that would allow thousands of retailers with licenses to sell beer and wine to begin selling cans of mixed hard alcohol drinks to go, including convenience stores and grocery stores.
- Geisinger to open 65 Forward Health Center near Shamokin
- Cynthia L. Savitski
- Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status
- Robert A. Dauberman
- Brenda Britton
- Peter P. Stello
- Carol A. Britton
- Shamokin playground to be transformed into RC park
- Homeward bound, dog reunited with owner after three weeks on the run
- Police seize 110 grams of meth, more than a pound of heroin in drug bust