Route 54 railroad crossing repair to cause delays

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MOUNT CARMEL – Travelers of Route 54 in Northumberland County can expect some delays this week.  Shamokin Valley Railroad is planning to repair it’s crossing in Mount Carmel near Brennan’s Farm Road.   The crossing repair work southeast of Kulpmont is scheduled to start Wednesday.  A detour will be in effect using Routes 901 and Route 61.  The existing crossing will be raised and the approaching roadways will be repaved.  The work is scheduled to be completed by August 23.  (Codi Jade)

PSP: Lewisburg manager drunk during crash

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  LEWISBURG — Several weeks ago, we told you the borough manager of Lewisburg was involved in an accident on Interstate 80. Police now say he is charged with DUI. July 12, 41-year-old Chad Smith of Mifflinburg lost control of his vehicle on a section of I-80 in Northumberland County.   The vehicle flipped end over end for about 300 feet and he was ejected. DUI, careless driving and seat belt violation charges were filed this week. Smith has not yet entered a plea to the charges and a hearing is scheduled in the coming weeks.  

Montour-Delong Fair celebrates 75 years

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DANVILLE – The 75th Annual Montour-Delong Community Fair kicks off this weekend, and it promises to be a fun family event.  Deb Alpaugh of the fair board said they’ll be celebrating the anniversary all week long.   “We have home cooked meals and we have regular fair food,” Alpaugh said.  “We have different tractor pull events almost every night.  Free entertainment… Some local bands and some world renowned groups have performed at the fair.  Saturday we have children’s programs… There is a magician and balloons.  There’s a clown and they give away free bikes…”   Alpaugh said they have also devised a special item just for the occasion.  “To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we’ve devised…

Stout is out as Millville police chief

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  MILLVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Columbia County judge has granted a protection-from-abuse order against a police chief accused of stalking and harassing his police officer ex-girlfriend. The ruling Friday in Columbia County Court says Millville police Chief Ted Stout must stay away from his former girlfriend and he must not carry a gun for a year and a half.   He is currently suspended without pay. Stout is the only full-time officer in Millville. Mayor Jerry Wright says part-timers are filling the void for now. The mayor says any further action on Stout’s job status will have to come at a borough council meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Aug. 19. Mill  

VIDEO HERE: President Bravman welcomes freshmen

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LEWISBURG – Now that August is here, the fall semester at Bucknell University is just around the corner.   University president John Bravman says his message to incoming freshman is that Bucknell can provide them with a superb education, but it falls upon the individual to take advantage.  “If they put their mind, heart and soul into their education, they will get a tremendous education.  They will have a tremendous experience, they are very likely to make friends for life, learn things about themselves and become people they couldn’t even imagine they could be when they entered as a freshman.”   Bravman says their goal is in four years have students prepared for their first…