Thief takes video games

MILTON — Milton police are investigating a theft in Montour County.  Police say someone entered a home and stole a Playstation 3, a black controller and three games on November 9.  The theft occured sometime between 5:00a.m. and 2:30p.m.  The investigation continues.  (Codi Jade)

Don’t forget about Small Business Saturday

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LEWISBURG — Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday there is “Small Business Saturday,” a day dedicated to supporting local businesses. Linda Sterling is Executive Director of the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership.  She said, “It’s  really important to keep small businesses and downtowns top of mind.  It’s easy to forget small businesses because they don’t have the advertising and marketing budgets that the larger corporations do.” Small Business Saturday is sponsored by American Express, and allows card members to get $25 back if they shop locally Saturday.  You can get more information at www.americanexpress.com. Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation sponsors a similar promotion called “Hometown Holiday,” where shopping locally registers people to win a $1000 shopping spree to a…

An early start to Black Friday

SELINSGROVE — The traditional “Black Friday” shopping started early this year.  One local store opened their doors at 8:00p.m. Thanksgiving Day.  Crowds of customers poured in as the doors opened, but what do people think of these deals on Thanksgiving day? One shopper said, “I suppose it was convenient that it was open tonight, because we came down.  Although, the one item we wanted they didn’t have.  It was gone.  So now we are going home empty handed.” Her friend added, “I don’t like them being open before Friday.” An employee at the department store said she started work at7:00p.m.on Thursday and would be working through7:00a.m.on Friday.  She said, “I’m not really thrilled about it, but…

Learning about Celiac Disease and gluten-free

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  SUNBURY – You may have heard about gluten-free diets or Celiac Disease, which is more commonly diagnosed in the last several years. Beth Stark is a registered dietician for Weis Markets and says it’s an autoimmune disease that happens in the small intestines and can be genetic. Those who have Celiac Disease must follow a diet that is gluten-free. Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley and sometimes oats.   Jessica Newell of Selinsgrove has Celiac Disease and is a member of a local support group. She said, “It’s really easy when you have something like this to kind of get stuck on what you can’t have instead of what you can have….

Dramatic decrease in bears harvested this season

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  HARRISBURG – Preliminary bear season numbers are in and there was a dramatic decrease in the number of bears harvested this year. Early figures show just over 2,400 bears were harvested. Last year, 3,023 bears were taken in the three-day season. The largest bear harvested was taken November 20th in Greene Township, Pike County, weighing 706 pounds.   The top county for bear harvesting is Lycoming County, where more than 230 bears harvested. In our region, there were eight bears taken in Northumberland County, 59 in Union County and seven in Snyder County. There are still small parts of the state that have an extended bear season that started yesterday and will continue through…

Two local districts are high ranking

SUNBURY – A former school board member and education expert says school districts that perform well know how to spend money properly on priority areas. Cindy O’Hora of Selinsgrove says there is a good resource for seeing how local school districts compare to others in the state.   O’Hora said the Pittsburgh Business Times rank all the school districts in the state based on academic achievement. They take the last three years of achievement on the PSSA’s in reading, math, science and writing and they aggregate the data to reach a ranking.   Two local districts were ranked very well including Lewisburg, which is the highest ranking school district in the region. They were ranked…

AccuWeather for today and this weekend

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Today and this weekend’s AccuWeather forecast Patchy fog and frost this morning; otherwise, some sun, then increasing clouds with a   shower or two later this afternoon into the first part of this evening; still mild. High 54.   Rather cloudy later tonight. Low 32.   Rather cloudy, windy and colder tomorrow with a snow shower or two. High 38.   Sunday: partly sunny, brisk and cold. High 42.   Monday: partly sunny. High 43.   Tuesday: rain possible. High 44.