Contaminated milk from Snyder County farm

MIDDLEBURG — Folks with a container of local milk are being asked to throw it out. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy in Middleburg should discard it immediately.   Some of the raw milk collected by the department on April 8 tested positive for a Listeria contamination. The packaged raw milk is sold under the Greenfield Dairy label in half gallon glass containers dated April 18, 21, 22 and 24.   The dairy was ordered to stop the sale of all raw milk until further notice. Symptoms of Listeriosis usually appear within 1-3 weeks, and can include fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea.   You can read…

Snyder County recognizes dispatchers this week

SELINSGROVE — County dispatchers are unsung heroes — and that is why Snyder County Commissioners are recognizing them during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Commissioner Peggy Chamberlain Roup says these men and women deserve some recognition, “These professional and dedicated men and women help you when you are in a crisis situation. They help our police and fire departments and emergency personnel day in and day out. They make life and death decisions 365 days a year.” Roup says she is proud of the dispatchers of Snyder County and in our surrounding counties because they are always dedicated to public safety. She says, “They rise to a new challenge every day.” April 13-19 has been…

Shamokin street light project wrapping up

  SHAMOKIN – A street light project in Shamokin will be completed about a month ahead of schedule.  PPL reports they are installing efficient street lights in the downtown and the last major part of the project will involve repaving sections on both sides of Independence Street during the day on April 28 and 29.   To minimize disruptions to traffic and downtown businesses, PPL will be on the scene assisting with traffic control.  The work will include sidewalk repairs.  The project involves replacing 44 street lights and fixtures on new aluminum poles and removing old poles and bases on Independence Street between Market and Shamokin Streets.  There is no cost to the city for…

Volunteers needed for Susquehanna River Cleanup

SUNBURY — It’s spring cleaning time — and one local group takes that idea to a new level. Zach Stotter is founder of the Susquehanna River Cleanup Project, and he hopes this year will be even more successful.   “We’ll be doing cleanup from just below Lewisburg to south of Sunbury. The cleanup is done by boat and on foot. Last year we had about 100 volunteers come out and pull close to 6,000 pounds of garbage and debris out of the river. We managed to recycle most of that. We are hoping to have a lot more this year.”   Stotter said they are still looking for volunteers to help clean, “Come out and…

Students in trouble for nude Nittany pose

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State police say three male students who reportedly posed nude for a photo at the university’s Nittany Lion Shrine face school discipline. Police tell the Centre Daily Times they responded to the shrine about 1 a.m. Wednesday after an employee reported seeing three naked people. Police arrived to find three fully clothed male students who were leaving the shrine, but then acknowledged taking the nude photo. Police aren’t identifying the students who have been referred to the school’s student conduct office.

Negotiation session for Line Mountain School District

MANDATA – A negotiation session will be held at the end of the month in the Line Mountain School District between the Line Mountain Education Association and the school board. The session is planned for April 29th at 6 p.m. The district’s teachers have been working without a contract since June 30th of 2011. It is possible they could strike if an agreement is not reached at the meeting on the 29th. (Ali Stevens)

Bloomsburg man sentenced for selling counterfeit goods

BALTIMORE (AP) – A Bloomsburg man who pleaded guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit goods, including military-grade integrated circuits, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. 25-year-old Hao Yang was also ordered to forfeit $59,000 in several bank accounts at sentencing Thursday in federal court in Baltimore. According to his plea agreement, Yang and others operated companies in Maryland and Pennsylvania to import counterfeit goods from China and sell them in the United States. Prosecutors say the items included hundreds of professional sports jerseys, DVDs, computer software and integrated circuits.

VIDEO HERE: Day one of Danville teachers strike

DANVILLE – On a day where most schools are in session, the buildings in the Danville School District are empty.  Thursday was day one of a teacher’s strike after they could not come to a decision with the school board.  Teachers with signs gathered in front of several schools in the district. They have been working without a contract for two years says Danville Education Association president Dave Fortunato, “We are asking for nothing but what is fair.  We are bargaining and looking at a settlement that is fair and equitable to the district, the taxpayers and the teachers.” Contract negotiations have fallen flat and Fortunato says they had no choice but to strike.  What…

Man injured, horses killed in crash

SELINSGROVE — A man is in critical condition and two horses were killed in a Snyder County crash Thursday. The crash happened around 11:15a.m. on Aqueduct Hollow Road just west of Jockey Road in Union Township.   According to state police, a horse drawn farm machine was stopped on Aqueduct Road, as the operator, 60-year-old Clarence Martin of Selinsgrove, was at the rear of the vehicle cleaning the manure spreader.  The crash occurred as 50-year-old Daniel Kantz of Mount Pleasant Mills was driving his car on Aqueduct Road, crested the top of a hill and failed to stop for the horses in the roadway.   Kantz’s vehicle struck and killed the horses. Kantz was taken…

Burglaries at cabins in West Milton

WEST MILTON – State police are investigating after several cabins and cottages were broken into sometime in the last five months. The incidents occurred at Central Oak Heights Rental Cabins and Cottage community in West Milton. Copper plumbing was removed from cabins and items were stolen totaling $2,500. The investigation continues. (Ali Stevens)