Clausi defends his actions as a commissioner

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SUNBURY – Northumberland County Commissioner Vinny Clausi had to defend his actions as a commissioner on WKOK’s On The Mark program after several callers contacted the talk show calling his behavior unprofessional and immature. Clausi said several times that calling him a “bully” is just an opinion and he will not change.   He said, “I was vocal from day one that I came into Northumberland County government. Sometimes I had to use the press to do what is right. I had to argue. I had to be vocal to get what’s right for the people of Northumberland County. I will continue to do that.”   Clausi also told WKOK’s Mark Lawrence he doesn’t plan…

How PPL responded to Hurricane Sandy

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LEWISBURG – Damage from Hurricane Sandy was the most significant storm in history.  Teri MacBride of PPL gave an overview of their company’s response to the storm at a recent meeting of the Greater Susquehanna Valley and the Central Pennsylvania Chambers of Commerce.  “If you look at the top 10 storms, a couple have been in recent years.  Last year, hurricane and wind damage was significant, but this year over 571,000 customers were without power in our 29 counties.” MacBride says preparation for the storm was truly an all hands on deck effort, bringing crews in from all over the country.  She says they also put into practice what they learned from Hurricane Irene and…

Sunbury YMCA has free coats available


SUNBURY – The Sunbury YMCA is hosting their annual Coat Drive on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. They have collected hundreds of donated coats in the past several weeks and distribution will begin on Monday. Ann Dzwonchyk is program director at the Y in Sunbury. She said, “The generosity of our community has been unbelievable. We have hundreds of coats here that have been given to us. Steininger’s Dry Cleaning has dry-cleaned every coat so everyone can walk out with a dry-cleaned coat if they need one.” Anyone in need of a winter coat can go to the Sunbury YMCA on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7p.m. or Wednesday from…

Port Trevorton man accused of molesting a girl

MIDDLEBURG – A Port Trevorton man is behind bars, charged with molesting an 11-year-old girl over a 3-year period. 25-year-old Daniel Auker was arraigned before District Judge Lori Hackenberg on Thursday on charges of felony corruption of minors and indecent assault. The Daily Item reports Snyder County Children and Youth discovered the abuse and Auker initially denied the charges, but during a polygraph exam, admitted to molesting the girl. He was sent to the Snyder County Prison on $10,000 bail. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Accused copper thief will go to court


LEWISBURG – A Milton man accused of stealing copper pipe from multiple homes has sent charges against him to Union County Court. 34-year-old Nicholas Norman remains in Northumberland County Prison for charges related to a break-in at a home in Milton, where copper theft was stolen. He is also charged with more than a dozen burglaries in Lewisburg in July on South Sixth and Seventh Streets. Norman was also charged with a copper theft at a home in Allenwood in June. Norman waived his Union County charges on to court yesterday. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Evangelical Community Hospital Holds Screenings

Community Health Education at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of blood sugar and blood pressure screenings through the month of December. Free Blood Pressure Screenings: • Monday, December 3, 9 am-1 pm at Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, Lewisburg branch • Thursday, December 20, 10-11am at West End Senior Center, Millmont • Mondays, 9-Noon, Wednesdays, Noon-4pm and Fridays, 9 am- 1pm at the Community Health Education Center, Route 15, Lewisburg Free Blood Sugar Screenings: • Tuesday, December 11, 8-10 am at the Susquehanna Valley Mall, (blood pressures will also be available, provided by Agency on Aging, Inc.) For more information, please call Community Health Education at (570) 768-3200 or visit Evangelical Community Hospital…

SRI’s Holiday Decorating Contest

Sunbury Revitalization Inc. is holding it’s fourth annual “Holiday Decorating Contest” in the City of Sunbury. Residents are encouraged to check out the holiday decorations in the City of Sunbury. If you want to nominate a home or business to be included on the ballot, please send your recommendations to SRI, 225 Market Street, Sunbury, Pa. 17801; prior to December 4th. There will be two divisions in the decorating for the holiday’s competition, first will be the Commercial Building Decoration Division and secondly will be the Residential Home Decorating Division. Take time to make your vote count: Ballots will be available On Dec. 6th at a Business After Hours held at the Hotel Edison between…

Traffic slow on Route 147

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NORTHUMBERLAND — Traffic is slowed at an accident on Route 147 at Lahr’s Road. The crash happened around 9am and multiple emergency responders are on the scene. Traffic is said to be getting by slowly. More on WKOK. Follow

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK: On The Mark 8:30am to 10am: Open phones with guest co-hosts Ben Reichley and Joe McGranaghan. The Dan Patrick Show 10am to noon: Former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson. The Michael Smerconish Show noon to 3pm: An FBI profiler talks about the women in the David Petraeus affair. The Steven Jones Show 3pm to 5pm: Football previews…PSU/Indiana, Bucknell preview with Joe Susan, and Bloomsburg preview with Danny Hale. The best of the best, and Joe McGranaghan, on WKOK! Follow

WKOK goes to New Jersey, makes video

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NEW JERSEY — As hurricane Sandy swept through the east coast, parts of the New Jersey Shore went with it. We sent Codi Jade there to see the impacts and talk with those impacted. Our first stop was at a local high school, where the football team was playing a regular season game two weeks late, due to hurricane Sandy. Paul, a dad from Jackson Memorial High School, explained why the game was postponed. He said, “This town has been without power for five days, then we got it back for a day or two, and then we lost it again for another three days. The kids in our school have been to school only…