Union County disputes 911 money demand

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LEWISBURG – Union County is looking to get reimbursed for their 911 services.  The Union County Commissioners have asked Northumberland County for an annual payment of $100,000 in order for the 911 center to continue providing services to from Lewisburg to Watsontown.  Union County 911 is the first responders for these areas of Northumberland County.  In a letter to the Northumberland County Commissioners, the Union County Commissioners propose an agreement to provide continued services for ten years. In the letter, the Union County Commissioners also refute a claim that they are asking for $200,000 in reimbursement.  They say, “In the past many months, Commissioner Rick Shoch reached out to Union County Commissioners on several occasions and…

Penn State Updates: Courts busy with PSU cases

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  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s governor says he’s disappointed a federal judge has thrown out his lawsuit against the NCAA. Gov. Tom Corbett challenged the penalties against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.   Corbett issued a statement Thursday that said he feels strongly the claims he raised were compelling and deserved a thorough review by the courts. Corbett says people and businesses in Pennsylvania are suffering because of the sanctions the school agreed to nearly a year ago.   The judge’s order dismissing the lawsuit in its early stages calls the litigation a “Hail Mary pass.” The NCAA penalties include a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl…

VIDEO HERE: Raising Funds For 38 Years of Advocacy

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SELINSGROVE– The 26th annual Changing Tomorrow, Today auction took place at Susquehanna University Wednesday evening. The auction benefits the Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition. Lisa Steele, Board Chairperson spoke at the event about Transitions’ 38 years of advocacy and prevention to the community. Steele also announced Transitions new CEO, Susan K. Mathias. Susan has been working with the organization since 1988. Mathias spoke about her goals for the future of Transitions saying, “I know how great the staff is, so we have a really good base, but there are a lot of ways we can expand services to reach people that we are not yet reaching.” During the auction supporters had the chance to bid…

Thieves caught camping behind crime scene

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LEWISBURG — Police have arrested three Union County men after they were found camping behind the crime scene.  According to reports, 20-year-old Matthew Gordon of Milton, 18-year-old David Gockley of Lewisburg, and 18-year-old Joseph Derr of Lewisburg were charged for a burglary at the Union Beagle Club property in Kelly Township.   State Police in Milton have been investigating the incident since two chainsaws and a semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun were taken on May 30.  Following developing information, police ascended upon the woods to the rear of the Beagle Club property on Monday.  The three men were allegedly camping in a stolen pull-behind camper as police arrived.  The three suspects were taken into custody and both…

Lewisburg raises $1-million with Relay

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LEWISBURG — It’s been a million dollar mission, says Lewisburg Relay for Life board member Christy Zelechoski.  Friday is the 11th Annual Relay for Life at Lewisburg, and they are excited to mark their progress.   “We have been working on, collectively over the last 11 years, collecting over a million dollars.  Today we did the math, and we have officially hit $1-million dollars!  We are excited for the Lewisburg community,” Zelechoski said.  “It takes a whole community and the community of relay — the teams, the committee, everyone, our corporate sponsorships, everyone — to come together to help create the event to raise the million-dollars.”   You can support their progress toward the next…

Governor Tom Corbett’s suit is thrown out

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Bad news for folks having Gov. Tom Corbett’s lawsuit   HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal judge in Pennsylvania says there’s no legal basis for Gov. Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA over sanctions against Penn State related to Jerry Sandusky. U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane on Thursday threw out the anti-trust lawsuit Corbett filed in January in which he sought to overturn the $60 million fine, four-year bowl ban and other penalties.   Kane calls Corbett’s argument “a Hail Mary pass” and is ending the case in its early stages. Penn State, which agreed to the penalties, isn’t a party to the case. A spokesman for Corbett’s general counsel’s office and the NCAA…

Coal Township man dies after falling into a creek

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WEIKERT — A Coal Township man who was found submerged in Penns Creek, has died at Geisinger Medical Center. A nursing supervisor tells us Thomas Patrick died last night. A friend reports Patrick had been fishing on Penns Creek near the end of Pardee Road when he fell in Penns Creek. He was reportedly submerged in the creek for about 20 minutes. He was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital and then flown to Geisinger Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition around 8:30 p.m. Officials at the hospital say Patrick died late last night. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Zoning hearing on a treehouse tonight

SELINSGROVE — The Selinsgrove Zoning Hearing Board is expecting a large turnout for a hearing this evening regarding a tree house on West Spruce Street. At issue is whether or not the property owner, John Carlson, can have a treehouse for his daughter in the front yard of their home. Carlson received notice from the Selinsgrove borough zoning office that the structure is illegal. He has appealed to the zoning office so he can continue to build the treehouse. A hearing is set for 7 p.m. this evening in the Borough Council Chambers. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Penn State trustees say scandal is over

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    NEW YORK (AP) – Members of Penn State’s board of trustees say the university has implemented a long list of changes as result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. They say the reforms have improved the university and might help them persuade the NCAA to reconsider its crippling penalties.   Board Chairman Keith Masser and longtime board member Joel Myers are touting the changes at Penn State since Sandusky’s arrest, including cutting the governor and university president from the board.   Other changes they’re describing are the hiring of an athletics integrity officer and training 16,000 people on child abuse reporting and 3,000 on the federal law that requires reporting campus crime….

Corbett hopes Minuteman issues will get resolved

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MILTON – Governor Tom Corbett’s remarks were brief Wednesday when asked about the recent raid of Minuteman Environmental Services in Milton. The governor was in town for the reopening of ACF Industries, but when asked about the business just down the road from ACF Corbett said, “I can’t really comment on Minuteman, but I see no charges filed.” He says, “When I took the tour there, it was a success story, they employ a number of people and I hope they can continue to employ more people and get whatever issues are there resolved.” Corbett toured Minuteman in February 2012 touting it as a success story in the Marcellus Shale industry. He also spoke with…