The News-Item’s cheers and jeers from the past week of news:

• Cheers to Chad Evans, who produced a down-to-earth three-minute long video depicting Shamokin and the struggles it has faced in an effort to attract HGTV’s “Home Town Makeover” to the city. Evans caught some flak at the recent Shamokin City Council meeting for including portions of the infamous Tosh.0 “----hole of the Week” segment that ran on the city years ago. His choice to include the portion should be praised, as it brought attention to some of the negative press that has been given to the area, likely increasing the chances HGTV selects Shamokin.

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