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COAL TOWNSHIP — A state Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) identified some concerns in a recent vulnerability test of the new Northumberland County Prison, but those and other issues are being addressed and the county is on track for inmates to be transferred to the facility soon, W…

A daughter, Ellie Michelle Gudonis, was born at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Danielle Womer and Shane Gudonis, of Kulpmont. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Julie and Tony Gudonis, of Kulpmont, and Chri…

MOUNT CARMEL — A 52-year-old Reading man charged with statutory sexual assault and other crimes involving two incidents with a 15-year-old female in Mount Carmel earlier this year waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial Judge William Cole on Wednesday.

COAL TOWNSHIP — The Shamokin Area Education Foundation (SAEF) has recently been established through a partnership with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation and Shamokin Area School District.

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SHAMOKIN — The WhatNot Shoppe Cafe is ready to begin the next chapter of its life when the restaurant opens its new doors at 700 N. Shamokin St., at 7 a.m. Thursday.

SHAMOKIN — A Shamokin man was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly shooting a gun through his downtown apartment window while initially telling police the window had been shot at from outside.

SUNBURY — A Shamokin police officer charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a one-vehicle accident earlier this year in Ralpho Township was granted approval Tuesday to enter the county’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program in an effort to have …

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area’s homecoming ceremony is scheduled for halftime of Friday’s game against North Schuylkill.

SHAMOKIN — Keystone Fish and Game Association will be hosting an open house and benefit next month for the Northumberland County Veterans Emergency Fund (NCVEF), a 501©3 non-profit organization.

SHAMOKIN — The Shamokin Bridge Club met Sept. 11 at the Shamokin-Coal Township-Trevorton Senior Action Center. Director Glen Wayne reported that scores were extremely low and, for the first time ever, no slams were bid or made and no one reached 3,000.

CATAWISSA RR — Former Lourdes Regional boys basketball coach Pete Long was hired as the head coach of Southern Columbia’s boys team during a school board meeting Monday.

SUNBURY — Northumberland County Commissioner Kym Best filed a lawsuit Monday against majority Commissioners Rich Shoch and Sam Schiccatano claiming a petition filed Sept. 7 by county Solicitor Frank W. Garrigan was a direct violation of the state Sunshine Act.

SHAMOKIN — Approximately 36 people attended a soft opening of the new Lost Mine-d Brewing Company restaurant and pub on Sunday evening in Shamokin. The new eatery, located at the corner of Market and Spruce streets, is a joint business venture by co-owners Dennis Kaleta of Shamokin and Franc…

COAL TOWNSHIP — At its monthly board meeting Monday evening, the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) Authority voted unanimously to reject all bids received for work on its exercise trail and readvertise. Board members agreed that once the work has been advertised for rebidding, the goa…

SHAMOKIN — As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny — it’s a library card.

MOUNT CARMEL — An eternal light memorial at First United Methodist Church of Mount Carmel was rededicated Sunday morning to memorialize the life of a local church and civic leader. The life of Cathy Welker was remembered with words of reflection and fond memories of dedicated Christian service.

COAL TOWNSHIP — On a hazy, fall morning, Saturday’s first annual “Fight the Blight” benefit ride, organized by the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA), kick-started at 9 a.m. A large number of riders were already on hand bright and early to register or receive their pre-registered pass …

Residents in a nine-county region can let their transportation concerns and needs be known by taking an online survey offered by SEDA-Council of Governments’ (SEDA-COG) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

ELYSBURG — More than 500 senior citizens from the Northumberland County area attended the eighth annual Senior Citizen Expo Thursday, sponsored by Rep. Kurt Masser at Ralpho Community Park in Elysburg.