Geisinger opens healthy eating cafe


DANVILLE — Looking to eat healthier in the new year?  A local hospital has a new option for healthy eating. Geisinger Medical Center in Danville invites everyone to celebrate the grand opening of the Atrium Cafe.  The $9 million project boasts large cook-to-order stations, a convenience store and a “room service” model of patient food delivery.  The Hospital for Advanced Medicine Atrium Cafe Grand Opening is Monday at 2:00p.m.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Route 15 cleanup moving slowly

LYCOMING COUNTY — Both Route 15 northbound lanes north of Trout Run in Lycoming County have been closed since 1:00p.m.  Emergency responders anticipate the detour, using Routes 14 north and 6 west, will be in effect through 8:00p.m.  The cleanup of a crashed tractor-trailer is taking longer than expected.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Snyder County attorney and volunteer has died

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MIDDLEBURG – A Snyder County attorney who was actively involved in the community and a World War II veteran has died. 89-year-old Irvin Graybill Jr. passed away on Wednesday evening. Graybill was a graduate of Middleburg High School and then graduated from both Harvard and Bucknell Universities.   He taught at Susquehanna University for more than 30 years, while also working as an attorney in Middleburg along Main Street. His office assistant of 37-years, Faye Hood, tells WKOK that Graybill was extremely active in the community including the Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, the Middleburg Area Recreation Association, the American Cancer Society, the Snyder County Historical Society, the American Legion and the…

Red Cross accepting hero applications

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LEWISBURG — Do you know a hero?  If so, the time has come to reward them for their heroic services.  The SUN Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is welcoming nominations for their 7th Annual Heroes Breakfast. Anne Smith said it is important to recognize and honor those individuals, as well as inspire others to emulate this behavior. She said, “There are all kinds of people in all walks of life doing more than they have to, and those are the kind of people we are trying to find and trying to say thank you to.” So who can nominate a hero?  Anne Smith explained that nominations can come from anyone.  She said, “Families…

Paxinos man sentenced for stealing jewelry

  SUNBURY — A Paxinos man has been sentenced to one year of probation for stealing jewelry from the home of a Shamokin city councilman.  The News Item reports 20-year-old Colin Parsons pleaded guilty in July to theft by unlawful taking and was sentenced on Monday.  Parsons and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Carrie Ann Phillips of CoalTownship, were charged with taking several items of jewelry from the home of R. Craig Rhodes while he and wife were on vacation between April and May of 2012.  The jewelry was valued at about $12,500.   (Ali Stevens) Follow

Two new board members for Shikellamy

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

  SUNBURY – Two new board members have been selected in the ShikellamySchool district.  Dr. Jeff Walter and C. Scott Karpinski were appointed to the board to fill the vacancies left by Terry Marshall and Kimberly Markunas, who resigned.   Dr. Walter graduated from ShikellamyHigh School in 1991 and works for GeisingerMedicalCenter.  Karpinski is a 1978 graduate of ShikellamyHigh School and has lived in the district for more than 40 years.  He is currently a sales manager for a privately held company.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

PennState Updates: O’Brien staying, Sandusky leaving

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    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Bill O’Brien is staying at PennState. O’Brien’s agent, Joseph Linta, said Thursday night that the Nittany Lions’ head coach garnered interest from several NFL teams for vacant jobs at the next level. However, Linta said the “heartstrings” of O’Brien’s experience from PennState’s 8-4 season in his first year outweighed the potentially big raise he could have received as an NFL head coach.   He said O’Brien made the decision to stay at PennState and not move forward with potential NFL opportunities Thursday. O’Brien has been lauded for guiding PennState to a successful season following strict NCAA sanctions on PennState for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.  …

Distracted driver nails two porches

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  MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man is being cited for running a red light after he hit another vehicle and two houses near Geisinger Medical Center Thursday. The Press Enterprise says Mike Mills was heading east on Bloom Road just before 2pm when he says he was distracted and realized too late that the light had changed.   Mills ran the light, and his vehicle struck another car carrying a couple from the Kulpmont area. Mills’ car then jumped the curb, slid on an icy sidewalk at 704 Bloom Road, and hit the wooden step to the porch. The SUV also slammed into the porch at 706-08 Bloom, damaging stone-and-wood support columns at both…

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  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania higher education officials are heading back to the negotiating table with the union representing state university faculty. The two sides are slated to meet Friday for the first discussions since Dec. 11. Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties have been working without a contract for about 18 months. Bargaining has stalled over issues including pay for part-time instructors, health care benefits, and compensation for online education. The union has authorized its leadership to call a strike. Officials at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education say they need to control costs during tight economic times. The system serves about 115,000 students on 14 campuses…

AP and CBS: O’Brien staying at Penn State

From CBS Sports: Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien was a hot name for many of the coaching vacancies around the NFL but he won’t be any longer: CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports O’Brien is staying put and withdrawing his name for consideration from any NFL openings. O’Brien interviewed with at least one NFL team recently, as’s Mike Freeman reported on Thursday that the Nittany Lions coach met in secret with the Browns. “I’m not a one-and-done guy,” O’Brien told’s David Jones. “I made a commitment to these players at Penn State and that’s what I am going to do. I’m not gonna cut and run after one year, that’s…