Bucknell welcomes president of Huffington Post

LEWISBURG — The brain behind Huffington Post will be at Bucknell University Tuesday.  Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a best-selling author and has been named on of TIME’s most influential people in the world.  Her talk will focus on the evolution of technology’s role in society and its potential to impact the world.  She will speak Tuesday at 7:30p.m. at WeisCenter for the Performing Arts. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

$365,000 payback extension granted in Northumberland County


SUNBURY — The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has extended the amount of time Northumberland County has to payback a state grant for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Northumberland County Commissioner Rick Shoch provided the information to WKOK Friday in a letter from the DCED to U.S. Representative Lou Barletta (R-11, Hazelton).  It said the deadline for the county to pay has been extended to March 11.  The county received over $365,000 in the grant that went to help the homeless find housing. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The annual epic weekend of grooving, line-dancing and two-stepping for charity has arrived at PennState. The IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon stretches for a grueling 46 hours for more than 700 dancers. They must stay on their feet until 4 p.m. Sunday. THON, as it’s known to students and alumni, is a signature event on the school calendar. It’s billed as the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. About 4,000 volunteers are involved with putting on the show at the JordanCenter, transforming the basketball arena into a sprawling dance floor. Students have raised more than $88 million over almost three dozen years for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s…

Vehicular homicide conviction for Hartleton man

LEWISBURG — A Hartleton man has been found guilty of homicide by vehicle following a deadly crash. 22-year-old Christopher Wirth was charged on 13 counts for the January 2012 incident where he is accused of driving drunk, crashing and killing his girlfriend 21-year-old Allison VonNeida. The accident took place along Route 235 near Laurelton. Wirth could spend more than two dozen years in prison. (Codi Jade) Follow

Viral video leads to SU athlete suspension


SELINSGROVE — Eleven Susquehanna University student-athletes have been kicked off of their teams following their participation in a vulgar video posted online.  A statement from the university says, “We are disappointed by this behavior and the way in which these student-athletes represented our teams and the university.” It adds that the students were given a plan of action outlining ways to be reinstated to their teams.  The statement was posted on the university’s website and signed by Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson, Assistant Athletic Director and football coach Steve Briggs and track and field coach Marty Owens. The video, posted publicly online, showed the athletes doing the “Harlem Shake,” a now viral dance that have…