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New AccuWeather forecast: Nuisance snow today

Today and tonight: Some sun, then turning cloudy today with a little snow late in the afternoon and continuing tonight. Accumulations of an inch or two. High 24. Low tonight 20 Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold tomorrow with a couple of snow showers, leaving a fresh coating. High 34. Monday: mostly cloudy and colder with a snow shower. High 27. Tuesday: mostly cloudy. High 29. Wednesday: some sunshine. High 31.   Follow

Vinny Clausi is not an illegal auctioneer


  SUNBURY – Northumberland County Commissioner Chairman Vinny Clausi is not an unlicensed auctioneer. The second term commissioner issued a news release Friday saying he has been cleared of illegally acting as an auctioneer while conducting the sale of tax claim properties.   Clausi said he assumes a fellow commissioner called state officials after Clausi, in an attempted to save the county money, auctioned off the properties at a tax sale. The state responded saying they decided not to file formal charges and they reserve the right to reopen the case at any time.   Clausi said, “It is a shame that when I worked to save hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars that I…

Unlicensed driver suffered seizure, teens hurt

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  MIFFLINBURG – Details are out today on a crash last week, which injured an unlicensed driver and several teenagers. State police tell us, the accident happened on Route 45 in the Mifflinburg area Wednesday, when 24-year-old Chasity Webel had a seizure and lost control of the car.   A passenger in the car grabbed the steering wheel and was able to avoid hitting a pole, but the car still slid off the road. Webel and three teenage passengers all had minor injuries in that crash last Wednesday. Webel received a traffic citation for driving while her license was suspended.   Follow

New program to teach kids about dangerous driving


  MILTON – There is a new program being launched in the region that will reach out to kids earlier about how to be safe drivers.  Kidz4Education is a division of Kingdom Kidz Inc. of Milton and they have teamed up with Lawton Insurance to present the program to middle school aged students in the fall of 2013.  DonnaBridge is president and CEO of Kingdom Kidz and explains why this age group was chosen.   Bridge said, “Everybody else is targeting drivers and high school students who are driving.  We decided that if we get the middle school students before they begin driving and we show them the dangers and things that can happen, that…

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  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – John Hanger, the only declared candidate for governor in 2014, says his campaign has taken in $200,000. Hanger, a Democrat, said he personally invested $25,000 of the nearly $54,000 in contributions that he listed on his first campaign finance report filed Thursday. The former state environmental protection secretary and former state utility regulator says he raised the rest of the $200,000 since the end-of-year cutoff for that report. At least a half-dozen other Democrats are considering challenges to Republican Gov. Tom Corbett when he runs for a second term next year. Corbett’s year-end report was not available Thursday, but he spent $24 million on his 2010 campaign and remains a…

Icy fun in Lewisburg


LEWISBURG — The 10th Annual Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival kicked off Friday.  Along with late night shopping, musical performances and dancing, visitors to downtown Lewisburg got to watch some ice carvers creating their masterpieces. Gary Glenn was hard at work yesterday afternoon.  He talked about his icy creation.  “They’re polar bears, which kind of fits the theme of the weather today,” he said.  “It’s cold.  We’ve had great winter so far, but it’s not too cold for you all to come out and see it.” Glenn has been sculpting at the Lewisburg festival for 8 years now.  While he’s made many unique sculptures throughout the years, his favorite creations are thrones.  He said, “People like to have…