New Police Chief in Northumberland

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Northumberland- It was a heated meeting at Northumberland Borough Council meeting Tuesday night. After several council members stormed off, a vote was finally held and Sargent Clifford Kriner was named new Chief of Police.   With Chief of Police Timothy A Fink resigning, the borough sought to fill his position. After reading countless recommendations for Sargent Kirner to take over the position, the council members adjourned for an executive session.   After over an hour of meeting, the Mayor Len Zboray emerged visibly angry. After other members emerged and began to explain why they recommended Sargent Kriner as the interim Chief of Police Mayor Zboray stood up and exclaimed, “I am very upset and I…

Video Here: Heated exchange over public meeting tapes

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SUNBURY — “This is a circus.”  That was overheard Tuesday by a member of the public sitting through the Northumberland County Commissioner meeting.  It was in the midst of a heated exchange between Commissioners Vinny Clausi and Rick Shoch.  The topic was the deletion of the past 15 years worth of tapes from Northumberland County Commissioner meetings.  Upon seeing that the topic would be on Tuesday’s agenda, Shoch filed a standard right-to-know request to get copies of all audio recordings from the public commissioners’ meetings from January 1, 1997 to February 28, 2013. Shoch says he was not confident in having the tapes destroyed and wanted to make a copy before they were.  Clausi says…

Northumberland County: Federal Gun Laws Need Not Apply

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SUNBURY — With an ongoing national gun control debate, Northumberland County Commissioner Stephen Bridy wants to make it clear that Northumberland County does not support any laws that infringe on second amendment rights.  Bridy raised the issue at the Northumberland County Commissioners meeting urging the other commissioners to pass a resolution. When asked about why passing the resolution was so important Bridy said, “Our rights are starting to be trampled, I feel that every American has the right to bear arms.” The resolution, which would be identical to one recently passed in Susquehanna County will state,  “any federal act, bill, law, rule or executive order that in any way infringes on our second amendment rights…

Home invasion investigated in Point Township

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POINT TWP — Point Township Police are looking for two people involved in a home invasion and burglary Tuesday morning.  Point Township Police Chief Josh VanKirk tells us they received a call just after 11:40a.m.  The homeowner at the home along Ridge Road told police that a man broke into his home and stole jewelry. The homeowner and the suspect had a verbal altercation and the suspect fled the scene on foot, eventually getting into a vehicle driven by another person.  The homeowner described the man in his home as about 5’8″ wearing dark clothing with his hood up and a mask.  The homeowner describes the vehicle as a light to medium blue station wagon…

A live romantic comedy comes to the Campus Theatre

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SUNBURY — A live romantic comedy is coming to The Valley this weekend.  The RiverStage Community Theatre will be performing “Fools” in Lewisburg. Jennifer Wakeman, President of RiverStage Community Theatre, said they are very excited to finally present their hard work.   She said everyone involved is a volunteer spending countless hours working on this play.  “Regardless of whether you are on the stage or in the crew, it’s kind of a thrill.  It’s a rush that you can’t get any other way,” she said.  “It’s a ton of work, but it is so much fun.  You get to meet and get to know all these great people.  It’s just such a unique experience.” Communications Director…

Home invasion in Point Township

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NORTHUMBERLAND — Police are investigating a home invasion in Point Township. According to reports, two people wearing masks allegedly invaded a home on Ridge Road and fled. Units are searching the area to find the suspects. Their vehicle was last seen on Route 11.  We will update you with more details as they become available. (Codi Jade)

Learn how to make good choices at the grocery store

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SUNBURY – Do you find yourself lost in the grocery store when it comes to choosing healthy foods for your family? Weis Markets wants to help with that during the month of March, which is National Nutrition Month.   Beth Stark is a registered dietician and Healthy Living Coordinator for Weis Markets and talked about National Nutrition Month. She said, “This year the theme is Eat Right Your Way Everyday. It just really encourages you to include all of your favorite foods in moderation with energy balance, including exercise. Really, you can make all foods fit, whether you prefer a variety of different types of foods, everything can fit.”   Stark said they are hosting…

Police presence in the Lewisburg district continues

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  LEWISBURG – Following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Lewisburg Area School District has had an increased police presence at their schools, which are patrolled by Buffalo Valley Regional Police and the State Police. That will now continue after the school board decided to formalize a contract with the local police.   Lewisburg Superintendent Dr. Mark DiRocco says they decided a contract was needed after police notified them their patrolling would not be able to continue. DiRocco said, “Both those departments told us that by the end of February, they would have to go back to their normal routines. So, we wanted to continue their presence in the district. We crafted…

Jackson Penn Elementary to be leased

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  SELINSGROVE – The Jackson Penn Elementary School building will soon be used as a school for children with special needs. The Selinsgrove Area School District is leasing the building to New Story, a company providing personalized education and support to children with educational challenges.   In the lease agreement, which is a two-year lease, New Story will pay the school district $80,000 annually for use of the building along Route 204. Once New Story receives approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to open the school, further details will be released regarding the school’s opening.  New Story currently has locations in Berwick and many other sites across the state. You can find them online at…

Remembering the chair of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation

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NORTHUMBERLAND – A celebration of life is planned for Lois Haddon, the board chair of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation, who passed away Sunday at the age of 87. Friends may visit with the family Tuesday, March 12th at Christ United Methodist Church in Northumberland from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church’s chapel. A celebration of life will then follow at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Lois Haddon may be made to Evangelical Hospice in Lewisburg.