32 students escape injury in bus accident

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JACKSON TWP — Over two dozen elementary school students escaped injury after their bus was involved in an accident Monday morning.  The bus, driven by 45-year-old Kellie Herrold of Port Trevorton, was stopped at the intersection of Smalsh Barrick and Tame Deer Road in Jackson Township, Snyder County around 7:40a.m.  A vehicle driven by 18-year-old Grace Juliano of Winfield swiped the side of the school bus.  Juliano sustained a minor injury in the accident and will be cited for speeding. (Sara Bartlett)

Keystone Exams debut for juniors in high schools

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LEWISBURG – Juniors in high schools across the state are now taking the Keystone Exams in Algebra. The Keystone Exams are one component of Pennsylvania’s proposed system of high school graduation requirements and later in the school year, students will take Keystone Exams in biology and then literature.   Superintendent Dr. Mark DiRocco of the Lewisburg Area School District said they tried to prepare students for this new state mandated exam. He said, “We did as much preparation as we possibly could through the first semester of the school year. Our math teachers tried to review some Algebra I and Algebra II concepts for the juniors.”   However, DiRocco is not pleased with how the…

Shikellamy school board reorganization meeting tonight

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

SUNBURY — Tonight, the Shikellamy school board will hold their reorganization meeting. At last week’s meeting, the vacant middle schools were a topic of discussion.  A group of architects will be doing a walkthrough Thursday of each school to give school officials a scope of the cost of reopening one or both schools.  The reorganization meeting will be tonight at7:00p.m.at the Island Park Administration Center. (Sara Bartlett)  

Commissioner says county owes the DCED a quarter-million

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  SUNBURY – Northumberland County Commissioner Rick Shoch spoke out about emails he sent to the media this weekend, saying Northumberland County Commissioner Vinny Clausi owes the county more than $6-million. Shoch was a guest on WKOK’s On The Mark program and talked about a DCED grant that wasn’t administered properly and Northumberland County will be forced to pay back the money. Shoch said he couldn’t get information from Commissioners Clausi or Stephen Bridy, so he contacted the DCED himself.   Shoch said, “I basically felt like I wasn’t getting the answers I needed internally and it was being downplayed, so I did a records request and viewed records the DCED had. They informed me…

Selinsgrove’s Late Shopper’s Night is Tuesday

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  SELINSGROVE — Selinsgrove’s annual Late Shopper’s Night is set for tomorrow night (Tuesday) from 6 to 11 p.m. The public will be treated to hot cider and roasted chestnuts in the Commons. there will also be horse-drawn carriage rides and Re-Creation will perform live at 7 p.m. at the Commons, located at Pine and Market Streets. Santa will also be visiting and local businesses will stay open late and offer special holiday sales for the Late Shopper’s Night tomorrow in Selinsgrove. (Ali Stevens)  

Milton man finds a stranger sleeping on his couch

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MILTON – A Milton man was startled to find another man sleeping on his couch Sunday morning. State police say the man awoke to find 18-year-old Theodore Doremus, a Bucknell student from Vermont, passed out on his sofa around 8 a.m.   Doremus had used a vacuum cleaner to smash a window and then climbed into the home. The homeowner grabbed a loaded shotgun and woke Doremus, who was intoxicated and didn’t know how he got there. Doremus is a freshman from Bucknell University and was released to school officials. He faces multiple charges for the incident. (Ali Stevens)  

Cash and other items taken from a Lewisburg hotel

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LEWISBURG – The Buffalo Valley Regional Police continue to investigate a robbery at the Days Inn on Route 15 Friday evening. The  man got away with cash and personal belongings from the desk clerk, while the woman was on break outside the hotel. He did not display a weapon and fled on foot. The suspect is still at large and an extensive search of the area was conducted following the robbery. Multiple police departments were involved including a K-9 division. The robbery took place just before 8 p.m. on Friday. (Ali Stevens)

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Sunbury area woman ‘serious’ after Sunday crash

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  Sunbury area woman ‘serious’ after Sunday crash   SUNBURY — A one-car accident in the Sunbury area landed a woman in the hospital, in serious condition. 76-year-old Helen Sharp of Sunbury was taken to Geisinger Medical Center after the 7pm crash on Mile Post Road. State police say she went off the road on a curve, was wearing a seat belt, and was inured when the car hit an embankment. She is in serious condition at Geisinger.      

Stolen delivery truck is recovered in Danville

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  DANVILLE– A delivery truck stolen from a business inNorthumberlandCountyhas been located inDanville.  State police say the Martin’s truck was loaded with potato chips when it was taken from their parking lot inEastChillisquaqueTownshipon Wednesday night or Thursday morning.  The truck was found on Thursday behind Midway Lanes inDanville.   This was the second delivery truck stolen fromNorthumberlandCountyand found inDanville.  A Service Electric Cable Vision van was taken from their business in Point Township and was recovered a day later inDanville.  (Ali Stevens)