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Marilyn Swatski

KULPMONT — Marilyn Swatski, 78, of 1155 Scott St., passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at her residence. Read more


Martin T. Grill

SHAMOKIN — Martin T. Grill, 87, of Shamokin, passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Emmanue… Read more


Judith Ellen Ramp

NEW HOPE — Judith Ellen Ramp, 78, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022, at her warm and welcoming home in New Hope. Read more

Local News

Wightman's Dam provides peaceful location, has it all for sportsmen

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Tucked away behind the noise of Route 61 sits a quiet, peaceful hideaway with hiking trails, beautiful vegetation, … Read more

Commissioners approve inflation pay for county employees

SUNBURY — In the face of rising inflation that continues to affect prices across industries and drive up cost of living, Northumberland County commissioners voted Monday to approve a temporary inflation pay adjustment for all full-time county employees. Read more

Valley gas prices drop

Gas prices across the Susquehanna Valley are eight cents lower this week at $4.866 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Re… Read more

Sunbury kicks off semiquincentennial celebration

SUNBURY — The city’s Semiquincentennial weeklong celebration began Monday with a parade and proclamation ceremony. Read more

Mount Carmel man flown to hospital following motorcycle wreck

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — A 71-year-old Mount Carmel man was flown to a hospital Sunday evening following a two-vehicle crash on state Route … Read more

Shamokin celebrates Fourth of July with Independence on Independence, fireworks

SHAMOKIN — Four-year-old Aurora Rivera walked down Independence Street throwing red, white and blue confetti into the air. Read more