An exciting election season is already underway

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Sunbury- A female Sunbury resident would like to run for mayor. Julie Brosius announced Thursday night at Degenstein Community Library,  “I’d like to toss my hat in the ring for Mayor of Sunbury. The first women.” Brosius, who works at the Weis Center for research at Geisinger Meidcal Center, hopes that by running she can steer Sunbury in a new direction.  Brosius will be running as a republican against incumbent-mayor David Persing seeking his sixth term. Brosius gathered with fellow citizens  to sign a petition established by Drake Saxton regarding permitting concerns at the Moran property. The Moran property in question is the former Celotex site. Brosius and her fellow citizens are concerned that a…

Fun, food, fantasy and employment at Knoebels

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ELYSBURG — It’s that time of year again.  Knoebels Amusement Resort is ready to hire workers for the 2013 season. The eighth annual job fair is coming up Saturday March 2.  Knoebels expects to hire between 600 and 800 new and replacement seasonal workers.  The park will need to fill positions in food service, ride operations, game operations, gift shops, grounds maintenance, recycling, ticket sales, pool staff and lifeguards. Anyone interested in working at Knoebels Amusement Resort this summer should attend the Job Fair from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at the Elsyburg Fire Company Hall on March 2.  You can find more details online at www.knoebels.com.  (Codi Jade)

Walk the red carpet before the Oscars

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LEWISBURG — Does all this talk about the Oscars make you want to be a celebrity?  Well, the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg has just the event for you.  This Saturday, the theatre is rolling out the red carpet for their First Annual Hollywood Ball. Jessica Paquin is Director of Outreach and Fundraising at the Campus Theatre.  She said they are looking forward to a night full of Hollywood fun.  “We are definitely going to have food, dancing and music.  There will be some movie clips playing,” Paquin said.  “We are trying to make it a real celebration of sight and sound and celebrating Hollywood throughout the years.” The Hollywood Ball starts at 7:00p.m. Saturday night…

More than 50 events planned for Union County’s bicentennial

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LEWISBURG – Union County’s bicentennial celebration will soon be underway with more than 50 events planned throughout the rest of the year. Union County Commissioner John Showers says the events will soon begin and a special event is planned for the official birthday.   Showers said, “March 22nd is the official kickoff. That’s when the court will reconvene in New Berlin for the first time since 1855 in the old courthouse. That’s going to start a string of about 60 events.”   Showers hopes the bicentennial will be a unifying experience. He said, “We are looking at it as a way to build community. Tie the west end and the north end to Lewisburg and…

Homicide charges for a Sunbury woman

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MIDDLEBURG – A Sunbury woman is facing more charges for her role in a Snyder County homicide.  A preliminary hearing for Jennifer Snook was continued Thursday, but two additional charges were added.  She now faces 2nd degree homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide.  That is in addition to her charges of burglary and theft.  Snook is in Snyder County Prison on $85,000 bail.  Police say Snook was in the vehicle that drove to the Creek Road home in Middleburg early Sunday morning. At that home, Snook’s husband Joshua Snook allegedly tried to steal a gun from his grandparents, Bonnie and Dale Snook.  Bonnie Snook was stabbed in the neck and died at the scene.  Dale…

Support Camp Cadet at Applebees

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LEWISBURG — How would you like a state trooper to serve you something other than a ticket?  Coming up Wednesday February 27, local state troopers will be hosting a Celebrity Service Night at Applebees in Lewisburg. The service night helps to fund the SusquehannaValley Law Enforcement Camp Cadet program.  State Trooper Matt Burrows said, “At Camp Cadet we focus on teamwork, structure, discipline, and self esteem.  We use law enforcement to instill those four qualities.  Our intention isn’t necessarily to steer them into a law enforcement career.  We try to make them feel good about themselves.  We have a way to go about that.  I guess there is a method to our madness.  We’ve been…

Why Union County opted out of a regional transportation study

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LEWISBURG – Although some area counties are taking part in a regional transportation study, Union County has opted out of participating. The study would look at transportation needs that are unmet in the region. Union County Commissioner Preston Boop says they decided as a board not to get involved.   Boop said, “First off, I as commissioner participated in two transportation studies that are similar or maybe a little bit different than this. I’m to the point where I guess I am studied out. Personally, I think we have had enough studies done.”   Boop said the decision was based on resources. He said, “Regional transportation is a great idea. There are people who could…

Suspect identified after an arson fire in Penn Township

  SELINSGROVE – State police say a suspect has been identified following an arson fire in Penn Township, Snyder County this morning. No other details have been released about the suspect, but more information is expected later today.   Deputy Fire Chief Don Weirick of DH & L Fire Department in Selinsgrove says the fire at a shed along South Market Street, just south of Route 35, is suspicious. When firefighters arrived around 7 this morning, a 10 by 15 foot shed was fully involved in flames. The fire was put out quickly and no firefighters were injured.   Weirick says they were able to prevent the shed fire from spreading to a nearby trailer….

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK:   On The Mark 8:30 to 10am: Open phones, Chesapeake Bay Foundation on threats to our river and fish.   Dan Patrick Show 10am to noon: Mike Florio continues as guest host.   Michael Smerconish noon to 3pm: A live report from South Africa on the Pistorius case.   Steve Jones Show 3pm to 5pm: From Illinois, previewing the PSU/Illini game tonight. Aaron Carter, beat writer for the Centre Daily Times.   News, AccuWeather and Sports 5pm to 7pm:   Penn State Basketball 7:30pm: PSU at Illinois. Steve Jones and Dick Jerardi announce Big Ten Basketball.    

Penn State Updates: NCAA fights new law

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The head of the NCAA says the organization’s need to enforce its own rules is part of the reason it sued over a new Pennsylvania law designed to keep the $60 million Penn State fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in the state.   NCAA President Mark Emmert says Wednesday that it’s important that the NCAA’s members abide by its rules. He says college sports will be “dramatically altered” if other entities are responsible for deciding what penalties are appropriate.   The NCAA sued Gov. Tom Corbett and state officials Wednesday, saying a law enacted earlier in the day wasn’t constitutional. Corbett’s office says the law is “the right thing to…