College guidebook recognizes Susquehanna University


SELINSGROVE — A local university has receieved national recognition — in four categories.  Susquehanna University earned top marks in the latest edition of the Princeton Review’s guidebook.  SU reached top ranks for having the “best health services,” “best science lab facilities,” “most popular study abroad program,” and an “easy campus to get around.”   The rankings are based on The Princeton Review’s survey of 126,000 students.  Susquehanna ranked 9th among the nation’s best health services for the Geisinger-Susquehanna University Student Health Center.  The Natural Sciences Center was ranked 14th for best science lab facilities.  The GO program at Susquehanna University was given a top 15 ranking as most popular study abroad program.  And the campus…

Geisinger to purchase convent property


DANVILLE – The Geisinger campus in Danville is about to get bigger.  Geisinger Health System has decided to purchase the Holy Family Convent at 1 Montour Street in Danville.  They have recently entered into an agreement with The Society of the Sisters of Christian Charity of New Jersey to purchase the property.   The over 19-acre property includes four buildings.  Geisinger plans to convert two of the residential floors to general office/conference space and construct additional surface parking.  The property was put on the market last year after the sisters announced their intention to relocate the 60 residents to a new facility in New Jersey.   Geisinger Health System Chief Support Services Officer Robert Davies…

Phone service interrupted in The Valley

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SUNBURY — Many people within The Valley are without phone, internet and television service today.  Service Electric Cablevision has been experiencing a power outage for the past few hours.   The outage is effecting customers in the Middleburg, Northumberland, Selinsgrove and Sunbury areas.  Service Electric has dispatched technicians to resolve the issue.  They hope to have the service back up and running as soon as possible.  If you are trying to call a business within the affected areas, you may experience a busy signal. (Codi Jade) Follow

A proud moment for special olympian


LEWISBURG — A local athlete had a proud moment at the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer games.  Seth Jarrett, of the Union County Special Olympics, carried and lit the torch at the opening ceremony in State College.   The torch started its journey in Pittsburgh with the law enforcement Torch Run.  Hundreds of officers ran 150 miles to Penn State.  There the officers handed the torch off to Jarrett to kick off the 44th annual Special Olympics Summer Games.  You can learn more about the special olympics at  (Codi Jade) Photo courtesy Special Olympics Pennsylvania Follow

June Audio

Friday 06-28-13Mark Lawrence and Than Mitchell host with open phones. Thursday 06-27-13Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System. Wednesday 06-26-13We go back to Gettysburg 150 years ago as one of the definitive battles of the Civil War was about to take place. John Deppen, reenactor, historian and veterans advocate joins us, along with fellow historian and reenactor Greg Kline. Tuesday 06-25-13David Minderhout, Bloomsburg University emeritus anthropology professor on the new book on Native Americans in the Susquehanna Valley. Alf Siewers will join us for words about a series of books on the history of the Susquehanna River. Monday 06-24-13Open phones with co-host Ben Reichley. Then at 9am: Attorney Richard Scheib on elderly fraud…

July Audio

Wednesday 07-31-13 Open phones. Then Ed Perry heads the Climate Change initiative of the National Wildlife Federation. Contact him at Tuesday 07-30-13 Mark Lawrence with Heather Feldhaus, associate professor of sociology at Bloomsburg University, and director of the BU Center for Research and Consulting, on homelessness locally and regionally. Monday 07-29-13 Mark Lawrence and Ben Reichley host with open phones, discussing minimum wage, Walmart and ‘a living wage.’ Friday 07-26-13 Joe McGranaghan and Ben Reichley host with open phones. Thursday 07-25-13 Joe McGranaghan and Than Mitchell host with guest State house member Fred Keller. Wednesday 07-24-13 Joe McGranaghan and Than Mitchell host with open phones and a guest from LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition…

Local officials react to shooting at a township meeting

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POINT TOWNSHIP – Following the tragic shooting at a township meeting in Monroe County yesterday, where three people were killed, a local township supervisor says you can never be completely prepared for something like that.   Montie Peters is a Point Township supervisor and said, “Point Township has taken measures to somewhat be able to protect itself from anything like that would occur in the township. I don’t think anyone can be totally prepared, but the township I believe is better prepared than most municipalities that surround us.”   Unfortunately, Peters says the news was not surprising for him. Peters said, “I absolutely was not shocked. Through the course of my day today, at least…

VIDEO HERE: High schooler to run 23 miles for Wounded Warriors


Running for Wounded Warrior Project: SELINSGROVE – For the second year in a row, a high school student from Selinsgrove High School will be running from the high school to Knoebel’s Amusement Resort to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. Devon Blair did the run last year for his senior project and decided to do it again this year with help from his father Rick Blair, who is a state trooper in Selinsgrove. Blair said, “What I originally wanted to do was run a marathon. My dad always runs marathons, but most marathons you have to be 18 or 17 and I was 16 at the time. We thought about it a little bit…

American Legion Riders host benefit ride

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NEW BERLIN – American Legion Riders of New Berlin will host a Helping Hands Benefit Ride on Saturday to support the Hunts for Healing effort. Hunts for Healing is an effort created to sponsor wounded soldiers returning from overseas to participate in outdoor programs including hunting, fishing and camping.   The benefit motorcycle ride is set for Saturday at the American Legion in New Berlin. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride leaves at 11:30. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes and food. For more information, you can visit the American Legion Riders of New Berlin’s website at (Ali Stevens) Follow

PIAA sets up heat acclimation guidelines for athletes


UNDATED — High school football practice begins within the next week for many local schools districts, and all of them will have to follow the guidelines for the new heat-acclimation program. The PIAA board of directors approved the program in March, which aims to get student-athletes used to the hot weather.  Jim Keiser is the Danville Area High School football coach.  “We want to make sure the kids are ready to go.  There have been many kids getting sick in the heat, even dying across the country.  I think it is a good idea and it gives us an extra three days of practice.” The guidelines say practices are limited to five hours and there…