Seals drop playoff game to Vikings

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BETHLEHEM — The Selingrove Seals end their season with a record of 10-4, after a tough loss to Allentown Central Catholic. The final score was 41-13. More tomorrow on WKOK sports.

Shikellamy School District Board Meeting

Members of Shikellamy School District board gathered Thursday to discuss a change in agenda.

Shikellamy School District school board came to order today to discuss board reorganization and the implementation of a new fiscal plan for 2013 approval. Issues surrounding the reconstruction of aging buildings in Shikellamy will be discussed between now and January, meeting Jan. 3 for a focused examination of the building and construction of select middle schools. Member James Hartman vies for board reevaluation. [Hartman on the budget] “We appear to be committed in taking a good look at the school organizational pattern and what we’re going to do with the two [middle school] buildings that are currently vacant,” said Hartman. “I think it’s extremely important in this district, given the way that recent events were,…

NFF: Crash, firing, send family back to area

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MILTON— Lack of jobs drove a family from one county back to relatives’ house inNorthumberlandCounty. VanWhy and her fiance, Scott Brown, moved into the home of Brown’s parents inMiltona few weeks ago after they had been living inNorthamptonCountysince May. They had leftNorthumberlandCountyforNorthamptonto be closer to most of their other relatives. One of the reasons they moved back to the Valley was to find jobs. “I couldn’t find one anywhere inNorthamptonCounty,” VanWhy said. Brown had a job at a recycling plant, but after being injured in a motorcycle accident, he was told he couldn’t return until he could walk perfectly. A month and a half later, doctors approved his return to work, but the plant did…

Kidsburg playground to close for ongoing construction

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LEWISBURG – The borough of Lewisburg has announced that Kidsburg playground will be closed for an indefinite period starting Monday. The closure is for safety purposes and the result of re-construction to the streambank of Bull Run. Construction begins Monday and will continue through January. Kidsburg playground at Hufnagle Park will be closed during construction and residents are encouraged to use the playground at the Lewisburg Area Recreation Park on St. Mary Street. Hufnagle Park will remain open with a safety fence blocking the streambank project. (Ali Stevens)

Selinsgrove Seals playoff football is tonight

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  SELINSGROVE — It’s Round 2 of the PIAA football championships and the Selinsgrove Seals will take on the Allentown Central Catholic Vikings. Mike Walter is a senior and running back for the Seals and says they are familiar with this team, because they beat them a few years ago on their way to the state championship. Walter is excited at how far the team has come this year.   He said, “I’ve always had high expectations. I really wanted to win the district championship. I mean, it’s my senior year and we didn’t do well last year. But, I never thought we would make it this far this year and get to play a…

Convicted murderer to represent himself in his appeal

  LEWISBURG – A man convicted of second-degree murder in Union County Court in October will be allowed to represent himself in his appeal process. The Standard Journal reports Roderick Sims requested and was granted permission to dismiss his attorney Michael Dennehy and represent himself. Union County President Judge Michael Sholley presided over the trial and granted Sims permission to dismiss his attorney. Sims was convicted on October 31st of killing Charity Spickler in a Lewisburg apartment in 2008. Attorney Michael Dennehy put Commonwealth Superior Court on notice that Sims would appeal his conviction. (Ali Stevens)  

Police release surveillance video of van thief

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Watch police surveillance video here: POINT TWP – Point Township Police continue their investigation into a stolen Service Electric Cablevision van.  The van was stolen Saturday, November 24 around 9:00p.m. at SECV’s Point Township location.  It was recovered Tuesday morning in Danville, but police are still searching for the person who took the van.  Police have released surveillance video of the theft.  The video shows a man walking to the driver’s side of the van, getting into the van and driving the vehicle away from the business. Anyone with information is asked to call Point Township Police at 473-9364. (Sara Bartlett)  

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK:   On The Mark: Open phones with Ben Reichley’s triumphal return,   Dan Patrick 10am: To be announced.   Michael Smerconish noon: Can your parents handle an iPhone?   Steve Jones 3pm: The Big Ten football championship is Saturday night in Indianapolis. We’ll hear a preview from Matt Lepay of Wisconsin and Greg Sharpe of Nebraska.   The best of the best, and Ben’s return! On WKOK.   www.wkok.com.

Another work truck stolen locally

  MILTON — For the second time in a week, a work truck has been stolen in The Valley. This time in Milton–a truck owned by Martin’s of Milton, was taken sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning. The truck–a Martin’s potato chip deliver truck was loaded with boxes of chips. It is a white, older model Chevrolet cargo van with ‘Martin’s’ logos painted on the sides.   The van has the name ‘Dave’ posted on the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle and has the number 38 painted on both sides of the vehicle. Anyone who spots the van is asked to call state troopers. Earlier this week, Service Electric Cable Vision reported one…

Holiday Express train rides in Sunbury this Saturday

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SUNBURY – The Holiday Express train rides have become a tradition each year to support Fort Discovery Playground in Sunbury.  Fran Zartman is co-coordinator for the event and said, “People board the train behind Zimmerman Motors onMarket Streetin Sunbury.  It’s just a fabulous time.  The train is decorated in icicle lights and there is festive music.  A story is read on the train.”   There is also a visit from Santa Claus, who meets with the children.  Zartman says it’s their annual fundraiser to supportFortDiscovery. She said, “Our maintenance includes mulching, sealing, removing wood and some repair work.”   Train rides are Saturday at 3, 5, and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1, 3, and…