FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Southern Columbia Area School District students attending grades five through eight will be moving to a virtual learning model for the remainder of the week after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
COAL TOWNSHIP — Four more positive COVID-19 cases among students have prompted Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School to provide virtual instruction to all students for at least the remainder of the week.
SUNBURY — With more than 11,000 requests received for mail-in ballots and a surplus of individuals registering to vote for the first time in mind, officials in Northumberland County are confident the county is ready for Election Day.
HARRISBURG — One new COVID-19 deaths was reported in Montour County based on data released Tuesday by the state Department of Health. Local confirmed new cases rose by 27.
SUNBURY — A Paxinos man accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman with a learning disability in December pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor offenses Friday and was sentenced to six years’ probation.
MILTON — Growing up one of 12 children to parents who were on the run from a religious sect, Tucson Barlow once believed his chances of finding success in the future were dim.
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The average price for gasoline across the Susquehanna Valley is three cents lower this week at $2.429 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Two three-vehicle, chain-reaction accidents occurred on Route 487 between Paxinos and Elysburg within a nine-hour period Monday.
HARRISBURG — State data released Monday, which reflects the last two days, showed an increase in confirmed new cases of COVID-19 of 69 locally. Two new deaths were reported, one each in Montour and Northumberland counties.
Ninety-four inmates and two staff members at SCI-Coal Township tested positive Friday for COVID-19, according to data on the state Department of Corrections website. The site is updated daily Monday through Friday.
MILTON — As 8-year-old Lillian Yoder helped her mother Rachel and 5-year-old brother Wyatt unload a bag of canned food items at the Milton Public Library, she proudly announced that she has high expectations for a food drive the library has just launched.
NORTHUMBERLAND — The northern section of the $865 million Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project is expected to be open to traffic in 2022, according to officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
LEWISBURG — President Trump won the favor of many evangelical Christians during the 2016 campaign.
(Editor’s note: In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Shamokin area native and Hall of Fame pitcher Stanley Coveleski winning three games in the 1920 World Series for the Cleveland Indians against the Brooklyn Dodgers, The News-Item is reprinting segments of multiple articles written by…
COAL TOWNSHIP — Students in grades seven through 12 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School were dismissed Thursday morning when two unrelated positive COVID-19 cases in the junior-senior high school were reported, according to Principal Sister Mary Anne Bednar.
MILTON — The number of COVID-19 cases among staff members at the Milton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is again growing, according to information posted on the center's website.
The 29th annual Juvenile Court Banquet, sponsored by the Northumberland County Juvenile Court Advisory Board, was held in a virtual format this week.
COAL TOWNSHIP — The Shamokin Area School District’s BEST Club will hold a drive-thru trunk-or-treat Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
TURBOTVILLE — Due to ongoing problems with illegal dumping, Lewis Township, Northumberland County, will be ending the drop-off hours at its recycling center after Monday, Dec. 28.
MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area Ministerium Food Pantry is in need of additional volunteers to assist with food distributions under a new schedule that will go into effect in November.
HARRISBURG — Legislation that would rebrand the “Steer Clear Law” as the “Move Over Law” to clarify how motorists should react when approaching or passing an emergency response area has been sent to the governor’s desk for enactment.
SUNBURY — Police said a homeless man who committed an armed robbery at Valero Fuels on South Front Street on Wednesday night tried to get shot by officers.
SHAMOKIN — Charges were filed Thursday morning against three people in connection with incidents that led to Wednesday’s seizure of about $10,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin, more than $1,800 in cash and an assortment of drug paraphernalia.
This coming Tuesday, Oct. 27 — seven days before the general election — is the last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot.
The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SCRANTON — A former long-time clerk of courts for Schuylkill County has been sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment for mail fraud and falsification of records.
KULPMONT — “Volunteers needed!”
PETERS MOUNTAIN — On May 29, Kory Kramer took the first of 11.6 million steps on the Appalachian Trail.
SHAMOKIN — Wednesday’s search for a city man wanted by state parole agents for absconding led to the seizure of about $10,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin, more than $1,800 in cash and an assortment of drug paraphernalia.
SUNBURY — Although the coronavirus pandemic has created economic uncertainties around the world, many employers in the Central Susquehanna Valley have ample job openings, according to officials from PA CareerLink.
ATLAS — The Mount Carmel Township supervisors on Tuesday agreed to extend police coverage to Marion Heights Borough through December 2021.
SUNBURY — Vowing to get drugs off the streets while also working to aid those who are addicted to them, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Matulewicz announced Tuesday that the county is now part of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (L…
DANVILLE — A 28-year-old woman from the Danville area was killed after being struck by a pickup truck Tuesday along Route 54 in Montour County.
COAL TOWNSHIP — Shamokin Area School District Superintendent Chris Venna announced during Tuesday’s virtual school board meeting that seven more students living in the district have enrolled in private cyber schools, costing the district $104,944.78.
HARRISBURG – State Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Brightbill announced Tuesday that Pennsylvania has confirmed its first COVID-19 positive cat.
SUNBURY — Another magisterial district judge has recused himself from hearing a case involving a Shamokin man accused of making terroristic threats toward Shamokin Councilwoman Jennifer Seidel and her husband, Erik Seidel, after a Sept. 14 council meeting.
PAXINOS — An inaugural benefit golf tournament for the Bunker Hill Sports Complex that was held on Saturday, Oct. 17, was a huge success according to Dick Kashner, president of the Bunker Hill Sports Complex. The complex includes four little league ballfields, for both boys and girls competi…
MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — A 22-year-old Girardville man was arraigned Tuesday morning on multiple charges including driving under the influence and aggravated assault relating to a July 21 accident on Route 61 at Atlas.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania is joining a national effort to encourage high school students to create a postsecondary plan as part of Pennsylvania’s College Application Campaign.
Life can get busy, but you’re never too busy to take a moment to check on your health.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The Southern Columbia Area School Board on Monday mulled over whether students who traveled to areas identified by the Department of Health as COVID-19 hot spots should be allowed to return to in-person instruction immediately or be quarantined for 14 days.
MOUNT CARMEL — Two men who attempted to flee Scicchitano’s Ace Hardware Store on Oak Street on Friday night after stealing a tool box are in county prison after being detained by the owner-operator of the store and a bystander.
SUNBURY — Thirty-five properties were sold for $135,863.06 at Thursday’s county upset sale.
WILLIAMSPORT – Thirty-two nonprofit organizations in Northumberland County will receive a combined $177,359 from the second wave of COVID-19 United Community Funds, which are meant to ensure that nonprofits have the support they need to provide services during the pandemic.
The average price for gasoline across the Susquehanna Valley is two cents lower this week at $2.455 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
DANVILLE — The COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on many of the activities Americans once took for granted, but one thing that has remained the same is the distinction October has as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Police seize $10K worth of meth, heroin in drug bust
- Lourdes closes school Friday due to COVID-19 positive cases
- Deborah J. Greco
- 'Called to it': Local native finds everlasting friendship on Appalachian Trail
- Charges filed in connection with seizure of multiple drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia
- Two charged in hardware store theft in Mount Carmel
- Uptick in positive cases affects local communities, students, inmates
- Ronald J. 'Ron' Coleman
- Local man injured in ATV accident in Coal Township
- More than 400 open positions to be represented at job fair