Shamokin infant death investigated

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SHAMOKIN — Police are investigating an infant death in Shamokin.  According to Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley, 2 1/2-month-old Navaydius D. Marciniak was pronounced dead at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital Monday morning.   The infant was transported to the hospital via ambulance around 11:15a.m.  He lived with his father, Daman Marciniak, mother Turquoise Johnson and two older brothers on Market   Street.  The four were said to be sleeping in the same room at the house when the death occured.   An autopsy has been scheduled for 7:45a.m. Tuesday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.  The death continues to be investigated by Coroner Kelley, William Miner and Shamokin police.  (Codi Jade)   Follow

Driver exposes himself on Route 15


WINFIELD — A Florida man was arrested for exposing himself in UnionCounty over the weekend.  According to State Police in Milton, 25-year-old Vaso Kovacevic of Orlando, Florida, exposed himself and made sexual gestures while driving through Winfield on Saturday.   The incident happened between 7:00p.m. and 9:00p.m. Saturday night.  The man was allegedly traveling south on Route 15 while making the gestures toward a 21-year-old woman driving beside him.   Kovacevic was arrested and arraigned before District Judge Jeffrey Mensch for charges of indecent exposure, open lewdness, harassment, and careless driving.  He was released on $15,000 bail, pending a preliminary hearing.  The investigation continues.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Fish ladder proposal still on the table


UNDATED – For over 10 years, a fish ladder has been talked about in Shamokin Dam.  Between funding issues and redesigns, State Representative Lynda Schlegal-Culver says as far as she knows the fish ladder is still in the planning stages.  “It is under redesign again, but hopefully it will come sometime next year,” says Schlegal-Culver.  “A lot is going to depend upon the budget and how much income we have to do that project.” The original proposal was for the fish ladder to be on the east side of the Susquehanna River, but the newest plan is for it to be on the west side in Shamokin Dam.  That move dropped the price tag significantly…

Gubernatorial candidate wants change in PA

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SUNBURY — A Democratic candidate for governor hopes to change the way government works in Pennsylvania.  John Hanger is a former DEP secretary.  On WKOK’s On The Mark program Monday, Republican co-host Ben Reichley argued that it is hard for Governor Corbett to take action on transportation, when the federal government is “kicking the can around.”   Hanger responded, “That’s just an excuse.  We’ve got our own responsibilities here in Pennsylvania.  I’m not going to pass an excuse on to WashingtonD.C. and the dysfunction there.  Pennsylvania has it’s own roads and bridges.  We have our own government.  We are supposed to have a governor that makes things better, not worse.”   Hanger believes education and…

Schlegel-Culver hosts 3rd Family Fun Night

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NORTHUMBERLAND — State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108th, Sunbury) is hosting her 3rd annual Family Fun Night on Thursday in Northumberland. This year’s event will take place at Liberty Splashland, where the new Bowl Slide will be debuted for the season. Culver says there are plenty of things for the whole family to do including swimming, games, activities and more.   She explained why she enjoys organizing this event. Culver said, “We like to reward the kids for a job well-done throughout the year. We also like to bring families together, children of all ages, with their parents. I represent about 63,000 people and we invite all of them to come, so it brings all…

Winning lottery ticket sold in Snyder County


SHAMOKIN DAM — Someone who bought a lottery ticket in Snyder County has won a big prize. The Short Stop Mart in Shamokin Dam sold a Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 on Friday. The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, but not the yellow Mega Ball. The white numbers were 2-20-26-44-46. The store will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. The holder of the winning ticket should sign the back of the ticket and call the lottery office to claim their prize. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Pool in Lewisburg closed for mechanical problems


LEWISBURG — Luckily the weather is a bit cooler this week, as a mechanical problem has forced the Lewisburg Community Pool to close.  According to manager Tim Lagerman, it should be a quick fix.   “The electric motor for our main pump burned out Saturday evening.  Without the main pump, we weren’t able to run the pool, but we placed an order for the part this morning.  The part should be back later this week, and we hope to have the pool back open and running by Friday.”   Lagerman said the issue is only minor and they forecast a long wet summer following the fix.  “We are sorry for any inconvenience we caused anyone,”…

Grant for street lights in Selinsgrove


SELINSGROVE — The borough of Selinsgrove has received a substantial grant for a street light project. Borough Manager Paul Williams says Selinsgrove received a federal TAP grant totaling more than $402,000 to pay for new streetlights to line Market Street.   The Selinsgrove Chamber of Commerce is also contributing thousands to the project, along with an in-kind gift from Stahl Engineering. The project will cost $17,000 to design, which will mostly be covered by Stahl.   The plan is to line Market Street with new lamps on both sides of the road, from the intersection with Pine Street to the Selinsgrove Hotel. The project is on the list of agenda items at this evening’s Borough…

Susquehanna University Kids’ College 2013

Summer 2013 Workshops and Camps New Teen Summer Camp June 24 – 28 
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 grades 6, 7 and 8 Kids’ Summer Camp July 15 – 19 
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 grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 Junior Writers Workshops July 29 – Aug. 2 for students completing
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$2.6-million raised during telethon for CMN


  DANVILLE – After more than 24 hours of fundraising, $2.6-million was raised for the Children’s Miracle Network during the weekend telethon held at Janet Weis Chidren’s Hospital in Danville. The telethon was broadcast on WYOU -TV and featured two local “Miracle Kids”, Clayton Smeltz of Mount Pleasant Mills and Curtis Lahr of Coal Township.   More than $45,000 of the $2.6-million raised came from the 94KX Cares for Kids Radiothon in August of 2012. 94KX presented their check at the telethon yesterday, including a more than $25,000 check from Ashley Brubaker of Selinsgrove, who raised the money through her annual Ashley’s Auction.   Last year, the telethon raised $2.2-million, so chairman of pediatrics, Dr….