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    Freeburg man critical after being hit by an SUV

    FREEBURG – A Freeburg man was struck by an SUV while crossing Market Street Monday night.  76-year-old Carson Moyer was struck near the Post Office around 5 p.m.   Moyer was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition.  The driver of the SUV, a 62-year-old from Richfield, was not injured and will not be cited for the accident.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Several injuries after crash on Route 104

    MIDDLEBURG – State police have released details about a Saturday crash that injured five people in Snyder County.  Troopers say 18-year-old Sarah Nolt of Winfield was traveling on Route 104 at a high rate of speed and crossed into the southbound lane to avoid a stopped vehicle waiting to turn left onto Middle Road.   Nolt struck an oncoming vehicle head-on, driven by 60-year-old Bonnie Lauver of Mount Pleasant Mills.  Nolt and Lauver both sustained minor injuries in the accident along with three passengers in the Nolt vehicle.  Nolt was cited for reckless driving.

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    Late Shoppers Night in Selinsgrove is Tuesday

                SELINSGROVE –Roasted chestnuts, hot cider and carriage rides are just some of the fun events planned for  Late Shoppers Night in Selinsgrove.  The holiday tradition is Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Helen Walter is president of the Selinsgrove Chamber of Commerce, “Snyder County Arts Council will have crafters and artists in the All Saints Episcopal Church all evening.  The chamber also will be selling our memories calendars.  We have a new fundraiser this year.  Fresh Roasted Coffee has done a coffee blend for us called the Love the ‘Grove brew.  We’ll have some of those available for sale in a couple of different businesses.”  The coffee will also be…

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    Don’t be alarmed: Pennsylvania nuclear plant to test sirens

      DELTA, Pa. (AP) – Residents near a central Pennsylvania nuclear power plant shouldn’t worry if they hear sirens this week.   Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station on the Susquehanna River is testing its sirens Wednesday at 1 p.m. says the three-minute blast is a semi-annual test by the plant’s owner, Exelon Generation.   The test won’t include activating the Emergency Broadcast System, which would happen in a real emergency.   Peach Bottom’s system includes 97 sirens in a 10-mile radius around the two-unit nuclear plant. It is located about 50 miles south of Harrisburg, near the Maryland border.

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    Valley developer sentenced to probation

                LEWISBURG – A convicted Union County developer was back in court Monday. Ted A. Cresswell entered a plea deal related to charges he forged a signature to collect his mother’s life insurance policy. After pleading guilty to one count of forgery, Cresswell was sentenced to 36 months probation and 100 hours of community service by Lycoming County Judge Dudley Anderson. The 59-year-old is already serving 11 ½ to 23 months in jail following a guilty plea to deceptive business practices. Cresswell took money from investors for a West Buffalo Township storage facility that was never built. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $150,000 in that case. Cresswell…

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Sunbury business touts Buy Fresh, Buy Local

SUNBURY— A Sunbury small business is a hub for the buy fresh, buy local movement. The Sunbury Market House has been the ‘go-to’ spot for produce, meats, and baked goods since 1897. New owners took over in 2011 and continued the ‘local emphasis.’ Ross Family Farm near Sunbury is one of The Market House’s 17 vendors. Owner Perry Ross says farmers thrive on local business, “My firm belief is that Sunbury cannot be revitalized without the rural area, because that’s where all the ingredients come from for a society. When they buy local they are keeping the money local.” He said The Market House is helping to preserve their farm, “(If not for them), this…


Lewisburg Green Dragons, State Champions

HERSHEY – The Lewisburg Green Dragons brought home a state championship and coach Skip Kratzer says words can’t describe how happy he is for them. The Lewisburg boys soccer team completed an undefeated season with a 4-0 win over South Park in the Class AA championship game Saturday afternoon at Hersheypark Stadium. Nearly 2,000 Lewisburg fans cheered on the team and Coach Kratzer says they deserve it. “This is such a great group of guys, I’m on top of the world right now for them,” said Kratzer. Lewisburg finishes their season 25-0. It was the first Green Dragons state championship since 2000. (Jennifer Wakeman/Sara Lauver)   Listen to head coach Skip Kratzer’s interview from Monday’s…


Rusty Rail Brewery drawing crowds in Mifflinburg

  MIFFLINBURG – Residents from across the state are flocking to the new Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg.  WKOK was given a recent tour of the facility including the brewing operation below the restaurant level.   Head Brewer at Rusty Rail, Michel Spuesens explains how they brew their beer on site, “We mix our crushed grain with water. It sits in a giant like tea bag, you would say.  We are trying to extract all of the sugars from the grain.  Then we will actually recycle it and push all of the sugars towards the bottom.  Then we will collect it into a brew kettle.”  Hops are then added as well as additional flavors…