No bids placed on Sunbury’s newest home

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SUNBURY — A public auction was held on Saturday for Sunbury’s first new home built in a decade, but there were no bids given on the house. City officials were starting the bidding on the home at 202 Washington Avenue at $150,000, but no one placed a bid. About 20 people attended the auction on Saturday morning. Mayor David Persing was hoping to make a profit on the sale of the city owned home, so that similar projects could be done in the future through Sunbury’s Redevelopment Authority and more new homes could be built in the city. The city used a grant to tear down the previous home and build a new 2,100 square…

Milton man hurt in an ATV accident


MILTON — A Milton man who was hurt in an ATV accident on Thursday in Northumberland County has been released from Geisinger Medical Center. 51-year-old Jay Boyer was traveling on Cemetery Road in Turbot Township on the ATV when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a guiderail. Boyer was thrown from the ATV, which rolled several times. He was taken to Geisinger Medical Center with major injuries and was hospitalized until Saturday, when he was discharged. He was cited for the incident by state police. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Needy Family Fund makes progress


SUNBURY — The Needy Family Fund has so far reached $48,102 of its $75,000 goal. Recent donations to the fund include a $500 donation was received from the Northumberland American Legion Post #44. A $200 donation was received from John and Lucille Moll of Sunbury. Rounding out the current total are $605 in donations from anonymous givers.   Each year, The Daily Item, the Salvation Army of Milton and Sunbury, Susquehanna Bank and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation team up to raise money for families in need. The Salvation Army distributes toys, food, clothing, and gifts to eligible families. You are asked to please consider a generous contribution to the Needy Family Fund….

Millville man found dead in a parking lot

MILLVILLE — An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death for a man found dead in a parking lot in Millville on Friday. The Press Enterprise reports 57-year-old Julian Bixler was found between two closely parked school buses in a bus parking lot. Columbia County Deputy Coroner Linda Kessler says an autopsy will be done, but there were no apparent signs of foul play. Police on Friday said the man may have had health problems. Bixler was found by a bus driver who had returned from dropping off students. (Ali Stevens) Follow