NEW COLUMBIA — One person was injured in a late night accident in Union County. Emergency Services tell us Life Flight was called to the scene of the accident on White Deer Pike in White Deer Township. The one vehicle accident was reported around 11:00p.m. Saturday. An occupant was said to be trapped inside the vehicle. We will update you with more details as they become available. (Codi Jade)
MONTOURSVILLE — PennDOT is warning motorists of possible slippery conditions Sunday. Due to cold temperatures and precipitation in some areas, pavements may be icy, particularly in northern Pennsylvania. Motorists are asked to use caution, especially if you are traveling to the northern part of the state. Slow down and allow for extra travelling distance between vehicles. Bridge decks and overpasses could be especially slick. PennDOT crews are treating roads throughout the region. You can check travel conditions and possible delays at www.511PA.com. (Codi Jade)
POINT TWP – A PennDOT spokesman says a Point Township road will see an increase in traffic when the CSVT project is complete. However, Matt Beck, Assistant Plans Engineer for PennDOT District 3, says they will work with residents to keep the impacts on Ridge Road to a minimum. “I don’t think we anticipate a significant major impact,” Beck said. “We don’t plan to direct traffic to use Ridge Road. We realize that some additional traffic will use Ridge Road after the CSVT project is complete, but we think that can be addressed through improvements on Ridge Road itself, or maybe other areas in the highway network. That is what we plan to work through…
UNDATED — It is time again to help needy families in The Valley. The Needy Family Fund is a joint effort between the Sunbury and Milton Salvation Armies, Susquehanna Bank, the Daily Item and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation. Major Sharon Cupp with the Sunbury Salvation Army says the need has already been overwhelming, “We are already at 300 applicants, and we have another 100 on a list that we are calling to come in. That does not include those people in the high rises yet, so I think the need will be greater this year.” Major Sheryl Hershey of the Milton Salvation Army echoes the fact that this year’s need is greater….
MILTON — A child safety seat check will be held Sunday in Milton. Milton State Police is holding the free event Sunday from 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at their barracks on Lawton Lane. All are invited to the free event. (Sara Bartlett)
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SUNBURY—The president of Sunbury Motor Company was recognized last night for his dedication to the community. The Spreading Antlers Children’s Foundation presented its inaugural Community Contributor Award to Robert Mertz, Jr. at the Sunbury Elks Lodge. Mertz was honored for his volunteerism and philanthropy by friends, family and elected officials. Linda Schlegel-Culver thanked Mertz for his lifetime of service to the community. “All the good things that you have done in Sunbury have been so appreciated and we wouldn’t be what we are without you.” Sunbury Mayor David Persing declared November 20, 2014 Robert M. Mertz, Jr. Day in the City of Sunbury and encouraged citizens to emulate Mertz’s service and passion for his community….
SUNBURY — Upper Augusta Fire Chief Bill Brown says a quick response by firefighters saved a home from being destroyed by fire this morning on the Island between Sunbury and Northumberland. Brown described what he found when he arrived, “When I got here we had fire in the kitchen area of the home. From what we are seeing, it looks like it probably started as a stove fire and extended into the kitchen area.” The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at a home at 230 Pontius Avenue off Island Boulevard. Brown says the family wasn’t home at the time of the fire and a dog escaped unharmed. Firefighters cut through the roof with a saw…
NORTHUMBERLAND—Shikellamy school board members picked up their shovels and wore hard hats to officially break ground on the new middle school. Parents, students and teachers joined local elected officials in celebrating the first step in construction of the new state-of-the-art building. According to project architect Vern McKissick, construction will begin this week. “I understand the Tonka trucks are showing up on Wednesday and things will start to move fairly quickly. What you can expect is think about where the football field is and as you look at this rendering which is almost a dead-on angle so afterwards take a walk out and take a look because that’s pretty much the same angle the finished building…