Midd-West board names new member

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  MIDDLEBURG — The Midd-West School District has appointed Christopher Nesbit as a new school board member. The decision Monday night prevented the board from having to go to the Court of Common Pleas to appoint a member. As soon as the appointment was official, Nesbit was immediately sworn in. It was a packed room for the meeting and residents were allowed to offer public comment. Most stated that the board needed to work together and choose a new board member without the court getting involved. Nesbit replaces Scott Norman who resigned after only 3 months on the job, citing turmoil on the board for his reason for leaving.   At the special meeting last…

Mazzeo demoted due to ‘serious personnel issues’

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SUNBURY – Sunbury Police Chief Stephen Mazzeo was demoted due to “serious personnel issues.” Those were the words of Mayor David Persing at Monday’s city council meeting. He read from a press release during the meeting. Persing says those issues will not be discussed in public, “The audience is trying to turn it in to something personal and they are challenging my ethics; for some reason I have pressure put on me. This is a personnel issue, period. We all go to work in the morning and there are certain things you can’t do at work and expect to come back to your job the next day, and something was done here,” says Persing. “I’m…

“Fuel up for Fitness” with Weis

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MIFFLINBURG — As swimsuit season is fast approaching, it may be time to consider a diet and fitness routine. Elizabeth Stark is Healthy Living Coordinator at Weis Markets. She says they hope to teach folks how to “Fuel up for Fitness” with an event Tuesday night.   “The whole concept will be about learning some different things to eat and drink before and after exercise. We’ll talk about ways to boost your energy levels and make you feel really good when you’re participating in physical activity. We’ll discuss different things to drink before, during and after your workout as well,” Stark says. “We’ll even have some recommendations for if you are just starting your fitness…

Police investigate Richfield burglary

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RICHFIELD – Police are investigating a burglary at a pizza place in Richfield.  The incident occurred Sunday just before 3:30a.m. at the restaurant in West Perry Township, Snyder County.  Selinsgrove Police say they were called to the scene following a burglary alarm at the restaurant. The suspect reportedly broke a side window with an ax and climbed through.  They removed the cash registered and fled the scene through the front door.  The register contained $250.  Anyone with information is asked to call Selinsgrove State police at 570-374-8145. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

All invited to Relay For Life

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DANVILLE — Spring is a great season to go walking — and why not walk for a great cause? Montour County’s Relay For Life is coming up Friday and Saturday and everyone is invited. Sarah Maciejewski is this year’s chair and she explains the importance of Relay.   “Not only is it for medication and trying to find a cure, it is also for emotional support. They also do transportation assistance,” she said. “They also do a wig salon program for people who are going through chemo, so they can go and get free wigs.”   Maciejewski says her involvement, like many others, is personal. “I became involved with Relay For Life 3 years ago…

Williamsport man charged with assault in Snyder County

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SELINSGROVE – A Williamsport man is locked up in the Snyder County Prison, charged with assaulting three people on Saturday.  State police say 29-year-old Alan Arthur was arrested after he allegedly punched three people in the head inside a department store in Monroe Township.   The incident took place around 4:50 p.m.  Arthur was charged with aggravated and simple assault and was arraigned and sent to jail on $25,000 bail.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

VIDEO HERE: Milton Cultural Festival a success

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Some of the musical entertainment from the Milton Cultural Festival: MILTON — The rain held off for Saturday’s Milton Cultural Festival and it was a success. The downtown annual event is held to celebrate cultures throughout The Valley. Milton Police officer Tammy Smith addressed the crowd, “I think it is important for all of us to know about each other and our cultures.” The day was filled with international food, educational activities and plenty of cultural music and dance. Students are very involved in the festival as well, participating in a processional of different country’s flags, an international fashion show, a coloring contest and a contest to create this year’s logo for the festival. (Sara…

Old Trail paving to begin next week

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SHAMOKIN DAM — Road work has been underway for weeks — and next week paving begins — on the Old Trail. The $2.4 million resurfacing project will start next Monday on North Old Trail Road in Monroe Township and Shamokin Dam. There will be lane restrictions, with flaggers controlling traffic. For the first month, work will be done in Monroe Township and then work will be done in Shamokin Dam Borough. Work includes drainage and shoulder upgrades, the installation of ADA-compliant curb ramps and new curbing and sidewalks. The work will continue through late November. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Police investigate Danville area gun theft

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DANVILLE — A semi-automatic handgun was stolen from a vehicle in the Danville area. Police say the theft occurred sometime between April 18 and May 10 along Thistle Way in Valley Township, Montour County. A .40 caliber Smith and Wesson was stolen, along with a pair of sunglasses,  from a truck. The owner of the vehicle said the truck was unlocked. Anyone with information is asked to call Milton State Police. (Sara Bartlett) Follow