A large turnout for biker benefit

SHAMOKIN –  You may have seen — or heard — a flock of motorcycles riding across The Valley this weekend.  Over a hundred bikes took to the road to benefit an injured biker Saturday.  The benefit run was held for U.S. Army veteran 29-year-old Cory Thompson of Shamokin.  Thompson was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in July.  He is a member of the Villains Motorcycle Club of Shamokin, who hosted the benefit ride.   The ride began in Shamokin at the Wayside Inn — near where Thomspon was struck by an SUV July 13.  The bikes strolled across The Valley, making stops at local organizations.  The even drove by Geisinger Medical Center, where the…

Sunbury poet to hold book launch

SUNBURY — She is a Sunbury proponent and she shows it through her art. Poet Melanie Simms is about to release her second book, “Remember the Sun: Poems of Nature and Inspiration.” Simms talks about what inspires her to write, “It is about the relationships between people that we have, and especially in Pennsylvania I have noticed. My father was in the military and I traveled a lot, so I had the opportunity to make observations and see cultural changes. One of the things that stands out about Pennsylvania, and I try to put in my poetry, is how we relate to one another. We are a real community.” The collection of poems in the…

AccuWeather going global – minute-by-minute

SUNBURY – AccuWeather, an international company based in State College, known for their localized weather forecasts, is helping allow more people to go online…globally. WKOK recently spoke to one of the top administrators at AccuWeather, regarding the global internet effort. They are partnering with Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg for the Internet.org project. The project works to bring an internet connection to the nearly 5-billion people who don’t have internet access.  As a result of this, AccuWeather is now sending up to 45-day forecasts in 100 languages. Other noteworthy news from AccuWeather…they tell us they are also using a new technology to give minute-by-minute forecasts. Chief Strategy Officer Jim Candor talks about their new “MinuteCast” feature on…

Woman flips car on Route 147

SUNBURY — A woman had to be hospitalized after flipping her car on Route 147 just south of Sunbury. Police say 24-year-old Krystal Kaminski of Locust Gap was driving on Route 147 in Upper Augusta Township, when she lost control of her vehicle while rounding a curve. Her car left the roadway and struck a guide rail. The car then continued east, struck a rocky embankment and over-turned. The crash occurred around 10:00a.m. Saturday morning. State police in Stonington plan to charge Kaminski with several traffic code violations. She remains at Geisinger Medical Center in fair condition. (Codi Jade)  

Folks invited to ‘Discover Lewisburg’

LEWISBURG — Lewisburg is rolling out a ‘new’ welcome mat. The Lewisburg Downtown Partnership is hosting ‘Discover Lewisburg,’ to introduce newcomers to the area. Fourteen organizations including the Campus Theater, Bucknell athletics, Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation, Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority, Bucknell Entrepreneur Incubator, and more will be represented to talk with people. The tour will start at the Campus Theater and take participants around town, introducing them to organizations, businesses, and activities that are part of the Lewisburg and Bucknell University communities. All are invited to the free event September 19 starting at 5:30p.m. Anyone who completes the full tour and has their map initialed at each location is eligible to win a $50 downtown Lewisburg…

UPDATE: Four displaced by Union County fire

NEW COLUMBIA — Four people were displaced by a Friday night fire in Union County.   That fire broke out in a garage and quickly spread to a home on the 300 block of Sunrise Road in White Deer Township. The home was owned by Donald and Cathy Diefenbach. The family of four is being assisted by the American Red Cross with food, shelter and clothing. Union County 911 says eight fire companies responded to the scene. No injuries were reported from the scene and the cause of the fire is not available. This is the second time the Diefenbach’s lost their home to fire. Involved in the response were crews from White Deer Township, Milton,…

Multiple events for Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

LEWISBURG- The Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will have a busy next few months with multiple speakers and events. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, and the organization opens its doors to the public of all political parties. President of SVC, Stan Zellers, says that they think it is important to stay engaged with the government, especially through history. “One of the things that I did recently was read the Federalist’s papers. One of the over-arching themes that Hamilton, Madison, and Jay wrote about is that people should own their government by remaining informed and engaged and that is what we try to do.” Zellers also says that the SVC bases their views off…

GameNight Scores

Final scores here TEAMS- Current Score QTR Shikellamy -on 1070 WKOK- Listen - 21 FINAL Lewisburg -on the 100.9 The Valley- Listen - 20  - Central Columbia 6 FINAL Selinsgrove -on Eagle 107- Listen  43  -  Troy 36 FINAL Milton -on WMLP 1380- Listen  0  - Muncy 6   FINAL Warrior Run 29  - Hughesville 46 FINAL East Juniata  14  - Montoursville 38 4Q South Williamsport 36  - Line Mountain  0 FINAL Shamokin 7  - Danville  35 FINAL Bloomsburg  7  - Tri Valley 31 FINAL Millersburg  14  - Central Mountain 34 FINAL Williamsport 33 – Hughesville  46 FINAL East Juniata 14 – Loyalsock 22 FINAL Mount Carmel 25 – Camp Hill  33   2Q Upper Dauphin  7 –     Bellefonte  7 FINAL Jersey Shore…

Corbett tries new TV ad attack strategy on Wolf

 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A new TV ad by Gov. Tom Corbett’s campaign is opening a new front in the Republican’s mass communication strategy. The 30-second ad unveiled Thursday labels Democrat Tom Wolf as a “maxed-out donor” to President Barack Obama. It also says Wolf supports Obama’s “disastrous Obamacare,” “radical gun control agenda” and “war on PA coal jobs.” It’s the first time the Corbett campaign has mentioned Obama in a TV ad. Campaign officials say it’s running in just the Harrisburg and Johnstown markets. Up until now, Corbett’s TV ads had tried to frame Wolf as a tax-avoiding millionaire and a tax-and-spend liberal. Muhlenberg College political science professor Christopher Borick says the Corbett campaign…

Ride to benefit injured Shamokin biker

  SHAMOKIN – A benefit run is being held Saturday for a fellow biker and U.S. Army veteran.  29-year-old Cory Thompson of Shamokin was critically injured in a motorcycle crash in July. He is a member of the Villains Motorcycle Club of Shamokin, who is hosting a benefit ride Saturday. The ride will begin in Shamokin at the Wayside Inn.  Registration is at 9:00a.m., with bikes leaving by 11:00a.m.  The cost is $20 per rider, $10 per passenger.  All vehicles are welcome.  The ride will end with an after party at the RCA grounds in Ranshaw.  Food, refreshments and entertainment will be provided.  People may come straight to the after party for $10. Thompson was critically…