Cavalcade of Champions draws fans, welcomes foes

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LEWISBURG—From downtown Lewisburg to the halls at Bucknell, Saturday’s Cavalcade of Champions Competition was the center of attention. Eight teams from New Jersey, New York, and Canada welcomed hundreds of onlookers to the stands with a booming orchestra of drums and bugles that could be heard for miles. Drummer Jim Weden of the Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps said the competition radiated positive energy. “From day one, I walked into this organization and I mean, great things were happening. I just felt an incredible energy. I feel really blessed to be here. I’m really really happy to be in Lewisburg tonight.” From the eye-catching exhibition teams to the disciplined drum and bugle bands, each team…

Saturday morning fire call at Milton’s ACF

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  MILTON — There was a fire call at the ACF factory in Milton Saturday morning. The 8:30am call was for a fire near an outbuilding at the ACF facility. Union County 9-1-1 tells us the first volunteers found a fire showing near the main factory.   They said their reports are, it was an oxygen line that broke and helped a small explosion take place. No one was injured and Milton volunteer fire fighters were on the scene for a short time. Crews from Warrior Run, New Columbia and Lewisburg responded to that fire call at ACF Saturday morning.  

PA budget has tax breaks…and increases

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s package of budget legislation includes new tax breaks for business owners, including on some oil and gas drilling-related expenses, aircraft repair and parts services and mobile telecommunications equipment. However, it also includes various changes that business groups view as tax increases. On Friday, a 165-page bill full of tax code changes was awaiting House Speaker Sam Smith’s signature before it heads to Gov. Tom Corbett after lawmakers approved it earlier this week. The new fiscal year began Monday. Other tax breaks include an increase of the amount of the operating losses that businesses can deduct and the elimination of inheritance taxes on family-owned businesses. However, lawmakers are also extending the life…

Water rescues prompt more safety talks

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  LEWISBURG — With several water rescue and recovery calls recently in our area, safety in the water is of utmost importance. The Lewisburg Community Pool is working with local emergency officials to make sure they are on the same page.   Tim Lagerman is the pool manager in Lewisburg and say they brought members of the William Cameron Engine Company together with the pool’s lifeguards for an information session. “What the fire company hopes to accomplish is seeing how our guards go into the water. If they have to go into a pool or pond, it will help them to see what they need to do and what kind of floatation devices are needed….

Atty Scheib: Scams and abuse plague older adults

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Learn how to protect your loved ones   UNDATED — A Lewisburg attorney is helping to keep older adults safe from scammers and thieves. Attorney Richard Scheib recently spoke at an educational seminar in Danville on scams and abuse on senior citizens and older adults. Scheib is an attorney who specializes in Elder Law and retirement tax issues.   Scheib spoke about the issue of scamming, “Scams at times are very difficult to identify for even ourselves, but even more so for our loved ones, our seniors, our moms and dads, folks that are in their 70’s and 80’s. What do we need to do to educate our clients?”   He said, “Things that we…

Pocono IndyCar featured on Steve Jones Show

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Photo courtesy of ESPN   LONGPOND — ESPN and ABC racing commentator and former IndyCar race Scott Goodyear was on the Steve Jones Show talking about the ‘tricky triangle’ that is the Pocono International Raceway. He said drivers and car crews can’t set up for the whole track they way they do at Indy, he says at Pocono they’ll have to ‘pick a turn:   “I’ve been here this morning, talking to all the drivers, and they say, ‘I don’t know which corner to make my car work the best at, because if I choose over here and a lot of other people choose the other turns, I’m going to lose,’ but I’m hearing one…

2013 Sunbury Mustange Raffle ‘sold out’

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Sunbury Fire Department Mustang Raffle…Sold Out! No more tickets for the ‘Mustang Raffle’   SUNBURY — Good news from the organizer of the Sunbury Mustang Raffle…the raffle has once again sold out. Dan Saxton, who has organized the fundraising raffle for the past six years, tells us, the last ticket was sold this week. 500 tickets were sold at $100 each for the 2014 ‘Gotta-Have-It-Green’ car. The drawing will take place during Sunbury Celebration next Saturday.   Saxton said people still interested in supporting the Sunbury Fire Department and getting in on next year’s drawing can go to www.sunburymustangraffle.com and fill out the entry form now and send it in without any money. They’ll be…