VIDEO HERE: 2013 Relay for Life in Selinsgrove

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Watch Relay for Life Video: SELINSGROVE – Survivors and supporters came out over the weekend for Selinsgrove’s Relay For Life.  Cancer survivor Jennifer Skelly of Northumberland and her family was this year’s honorary chair.  “It’s a good feeling knowing that you are giving back and paying it forward.” SarahMae Toth of Port Trevorton participated in the survivors’ lap.  “My dad is a survivor and I have a lot of family members that are.  I walked for my Pap and I walked with my Dad.  I started crying a little at the end because I know what people are going through and it is tough.” Dan Orr co-chairs the relay along with his wife Theresa.  Orr…

Lumber mill fire in Juniata County

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McALISTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A fire department spokesman says a blaze destroyed a lumber mill in Juniata County, but no one was hurt. Fayette Fire Company spokesman Glenn Kersetter said the Friday morning fire at L&R Lumber in McAlisterville sent a plume of smoke into the air that could be seen two miles away.   Kersetter says the facility turns trees into lumber products and employs about a dozen people. The structure that was completely destroyed is about 140 feet by 50 feet. Kersetter says the cost of the damage is estimated at $1.1 million. The cause of the fire is under investigation..Route 235 was closed, and Route 35, was slowed, by the fire Friday…

Penn State Update: Sen. Mitchell approves actions

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The independent monitor of Penn State’s adherence to NCAA sanctions says the school is pressing forward “in good faith in fulfilling its obligations.” Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell delivered his third quarterly report Friday as the independent athletics integrity monitor. He cited the school’s appointments of an athletics integrity officer and an ethics and compliance director as highlights the last three months. Mitchell took on the role after the NCAA slammed Penn State last summer with landmark penalties for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. University president Rodney Erickson says Mitchell’s latest update validates the significant reforms over the past year. The report comes a day after the family…