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    Berwick coach Curry to resign…again

      BERWICK — Berwick football coach George Curry is resigning — again.  According to The Citizens’ Voice, Curry submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday night.  His resignation will be effective the end of the 2015 high school football season. The news comes amid of an internal investigation regarding the football program.  Berwick Superintendent Wayne Brookhart shut down football operations during the investigation.  Curry’s letter was received the same day Brookhart reopened the fieldhouse. The investigation reportedly focused on the transfer of two student-athletes from Nanticoke Area to Berwick, as well as Curry’s treatment of players.  No word on the findings of the investigation. Curry resigned once before in 2005.  He is the winningest high school…

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    Bucknell Dean Lantz resigns, health issues

      LEWISBURG — The Dean of Students at Bucknell is stepping down to focus on her health.  In a letter to faculty and staff, Bucknell president John Bravman announced that Susan Lantz is leaving effective immediately.  Lantz has been with Bucknell since 2011.  Bravman says, “It was not an easy decision for Susan and her family, but one we must accept in respect to Susan’s desire to focus on her health and her family.”   The university announced Wednesday, Lantz will still work closely with the Bucknell staff to ensure a seamless transition in the weeks ahead.  Bravman plans to schedule an opportunity for the community to celebrate her many accomplishments and say farewell.  He…

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    Americus Hose Company receives grant

      SUNBURY — The Americus Hose Company in Sunbury is getting some financial help.  U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $68,334 in grants to the hose company for operations and safety.   Casey says, “Pennsylvania’s firefighters endure risk and sacrifice every day to keep their community safe… This money will help provide Northumberland County’s firefighters with the resources they need to ensure their safety and the safety of those they serve.”   Funds are awarded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, which aims to strengthen the health and safety of the nation’s first responders and those they serve.  (Codi Jade)

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    Man charged with rape will stand trial

    SUNBURY – A Sunbury area man will stand trial on charges including rape, indecent assault and several other counts.  44-year-old Thomas Shingara Sr. is accused of raping a 6-year-old girl over a seven-year period.   He is also accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl from 2010 until 2013.  Troopers say Shingara sexually abused another 8-year-old in 2013.  Shingara was scheduled for plea court last week, but decided to take his case to trial.  He remains locked up at SCI Coal Township.  (Ali Stevens)

  • weather

    Severe Thunderstorm Watch cancelled

     The National Weather Service Severe Thunderstorm Watch warning is no longer in effect for Montour, Northumberland and Perry County. The watch was originally issued around 1:30p.m. for Northumberland, Perry, Montour and Columbia Counties until 7:00p.m. this evening.

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Martha Barrick is 2015 ‘Distingished Citizen’

LEWISBURG — A major Valley business and community leader–has received a major award. The Susquehanna Council of the Boy Scouts of America has honored Martha Barrick, broker of Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate.  She is their recipient of their 2015 Distinguished Citizen award.   The Council presents this award each year to “A person in the community who goes above and beyond in their daily life that exemplifies Scouting’s aims.”   Local community and business leader, Eagle Scout Christopher Hilliard, a friend and neighbor of Barrick, spoke Thursday before the award presentation about the importance of scouting and he expressed the impact Martha Barrick has had on both his experience and on the local…

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Geisinger at 100: Part 6…CEO reflects on career

DANVILLE – Pride, ProvenCare, and fixing ‘post-Hershey’ Geisinger are some of the key words which came up in WKOK’s exclusive exit interview with the now former president and CEO, Dr. Glenn Steele. He says he is proud of the developments he led during his time at GHS and he believes he has been able to ensure a system of higher quality, lower cost, more satisfactory healthcare. Steele says his greatest accomplishment throughout his tenure has been national attention and “Probably the increase in the recognition and the understanding of Geisinger as an innovative, continually innovating healthcare system.” Over his 15-years, there is been national recognition on ‘ProveCare,’ and other advanced practices. In reflecting on his…

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Geisinger at 100: Part 5…Dr. David Feinberg – Visionary

DANVILLE — Dr. David Feinberg, the new CEO of Geisinger Health System takes a personal approach to running one of the nation’s largest rural health care systems. In the last month, he has visited every Geisinger hospital and clinic, makes daily rounds visiting patients at the Danville campus even stopping to take a selfie or two. Feinberg is focused on providing the best patient care for every patient, every time. When he met with Geisinger’s board during the interview process, they asked questions about running the business, but his answers centered on patients, “My answers were all focused on taking care of patients and if I’m chosen we’ll make those decisions based on what’s best…