VIDEO HERE: Remembering a local dance teacher

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Moyer Institute of Dance celebrates 60 years in Sunbury and remembers their founder Joan Moyer: Interviews were done prior to the death of Joan Moyer as part of a story about the dance studio’s 60th anniversary SUNBURY – The Moyer’s Institute of Dance will be observing their 60th anniversary without the matriarch of the dance studio, and our region has lost a major artistic force. Joan Moyer Clark died Monday morning. She was in SUN Home Health Services Hospice unit at Sunbury Community Hospital and succumbed to illness. Peter DiBonaventura of Northumberland now teaches at New Jersey Ballet, but got his start with Joan Moyer.  “As a teacher she was very encouraging and supportive, giving…

Local community leader hurt in wreck

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  LEWISBURG – A regional community leader sustained some injuries in a crash Friday–and he still hospitalized. Guy Temple of Union County sustained what troopers called ‘moderate’ injuries in a crash on Route 15 in White Deer Township, Union County.   They said he was driving on the New Columbia exit of Route 15, around 2pm, when he lost control of his vehicle, which hit guardrails and flipped over. Guy Temple is 83; he was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital. He is in ‘good condition’ at Evangelical hospital. .     Follow

Stealing from West Milton Little Leaguer’s

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WEST MILTON – The West Milton Little League is out just a few hundred dollars from the items stolen from their concession stand, but the value of the loot likely much higher. Trophies were among the items stolen in a burglary about a week ago. State police at Milton say the stand was broken sometime around Tuesday a week ago.   The thief, or thieves, pried open the local and stole trophies, a baseball and the cash register. Total loss less than $300 but police say they would like to who stole from the young men and women playing little league in West Milton. Call state troopers, 570-524-2662 if you might have information on this…

VIDEO HERE: Lewisburg 4th of July events

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Watch Lewisburg 4th of July events here.  Check out the fireworks schedule throughout The Valley below. Wednesday, July 3: Ashland at Dusk, Memorial Field. Rain date: Saturday, July 6 Thursday, July 4: Bloomsburg at Dusk, town park Mifflinburg at 10:15PM, town park Millville at 10PM, Little League Field New Berlin at 10PM, New Berlin Commons – Along Penns Creek State College at 9:15PM Watsontown at 9:15PM, town park Williamsport at 9PM Saturday, July 6: Millville at Midnight, Little League Field Mount Carmel at 10PM Shamokin at 9:45PM, Independence   Street Sunbury at Dusk, David L. Persing Recreation Area, North Fourth Street Saturday, July 20: Danville at 10PM, Iron Heritage Festival Follow

More rainy weather for The Valley

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UNDATED — The recent rains have many folks concerned about possible flooding. In fact, a flash flood watch is posted in The Valley until Tuesday evening.  The watch covers Northumberland, Union, Snyder and Montour Counties. AccuWeather says some drenching rainstorms are likely today and localized flooding is possible. Recent rains have left the ground saturated and most streams are running above normal. In Sunbury, the Susquehanna River is at 12.7 feet and rising. In the next 24 hours, the river is expected to rise to 17.6 feet before receding. In Danville, the river is a 9.8 feet and is expected to rise to 15.9 feet before going down. On the West Branch in Lewisburg, the…

No charges yet for shot Sunbury teen

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UNDATED — It is still being determined what charges will be filed against a Sunbury teen who led police on a chase before being shot.  17-year-old Naheem Reams remains in a juvenile detention center after being released from the hospital last Wednesday. Reams had been at Geisinger Medical Center since being shot by Sunbury Police June 5.  When approached by officers late June 5, Reams reportedly sped off in his vehicle, hitting two police cars and attempted to hit a police officer.  Police fired one shot and hit Reams in the abdomen. Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini says it will be two to three weeks before there will be charges filed against Reams.  Rosini…

Report: WNEP will be purchased by Tribune

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UNDATED – It’s being reported today that Tribune Co., which publishes the Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, is purchasing 19 television stations from Local TV Holdings LLC, including WNEP of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Reuters reports the purchase is $2.73-billion and would make Tribune the largest TV station owner in the United States.   Tribute currently has 23 television stations and publishes the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun, along with five other papers. They emerged from bankruptcy protection in December. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Local charity makes “worst” list

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PHILADELPHIA – The founder of the performing group Re-Creation has made the list of America’s Worst Charities. The Veterans Fund was started fifteen years ago by Hugh Brooks. He started the fund as a way to entertain America’s hospitalized veterans. The report on America’s Worst Charities, featured today at www.philly.com, says Brooks originally planned to rely on volunteer performers, but quickly realized his charity needed cash to put on shows. The 81-year-old turned to professional solicitors to raise the needed funds. The report indicates he paid the companies more than 80 percent of donations raised for the Veterans Fund. Brooks founded Re-Creation U.S.A, based in Port Trevorton, four years before he started The Veterans Fund…

VIDEO HERE: Zimmerman’s celebrates 100 years

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See the 100 year celebration at Zimmerman Motors: SUNBURY –They have been around for 124 years and 100 of those have been in Sunbury.  Zimmerman Motors celebrated their 100th anniversary this week. It marks five generations says President Bob Zimmerman.  “We moved to Sunbury in 1913.  In 1916 we build one of the current facilities that my great-grandfather Calvin built.” Zimmerman says the business has hard their share of tough times with a big economic downturn in 2008 and the 2011 flood that heavily damaged their Route 61 building.  He says now, that they are back and better than ever.  He says, “We see growth for the future.  If you don’t plan for growth, you…

Still work to be done in Harrisburg today

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HARRISBURG – Even though the state budget was passed yesterday, legislators still won’t be heading home for their summer break just yet. State Representative Fred Keller (R-85th, Kreamer) says work needs to continue on the tax structure for Pennsylvania.   Keller said, “We are going to be dealing with the tax code later today. I know the discussion is not to phase out the corporate stock and franchise tax. That will likely stay in the budget, roughly at .67 is where it is right now. We are not looking at increasing that or doing the total phase-out, which was discussed. Looks like we will be leaving the corporate stock and franchise tax in there.”  …