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    Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O’Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.  Paterno and William Kenney filed a lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia federal court that seeks more than $1 million. Both served under Paterno’s father, Joe Paterno, before he was fired soon after retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation in late 2011.  The coaches say they’ve been unfairly linked to the Sandusky scandal, making it difficult to find comparable coaching jobs.   Kenney is now an assistant at Western Michigan. Paterno is a writer and…

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    Union County farm gets $820,000 state loan

    UNDATED — A loan exceeding $820,000 will help with agriculture operations in Union County. The PENNVEST loan will assist Harmony Springs Farm with pollution and sediment reduction efforts. The Limestone Township farm is a dairy operation, and six construction jobs are expected to be created as a result of this loan. PENNVEST provides financial assistance to communities throughout Pennsylvania seeking to improve environmental conditions and safeguard the health of residents. (Sara Bartlett)

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    Injuries after Route 15 accident

    UNDATED — Injuries were reported after a crash in East Buffalo Township, Union County Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened just before 12:00p.m. at Route 15 and Furnace Road. An ambulance was called to the scene where at least one injury was reported. Traffic southbound is getting through using one lane, while emergency crews remain on the scene. Caution is advised in the area. We will have more information as it becomes available. (Sara Bartlett)

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    First ever BrewBQue in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg Downtown Partnership is throwing a big party this Saturday.  They are hosting their first ever BrewBQue Music Festival Saturday afternoon.  The event will feature beer tasting, barbeque, live music, a root beer garden, a kid’s festival, sidewalk sales and more.   Linda Sterling is executive director of the downtown partnership and said tickets are still available for the beer garden. She said they will be on sale online for another two days and then you can buy them at the Bull Run Tap House, Coldwell Banker or the Brasserie Louis.  Tickets will also be available at the event.   Restaurants throughout the town will be serving bar-b-que items and there will…

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    Coal Township man sentenced for sexual assault

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A Coal Township man has been sentenced to county prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last summer. The News Item reports 36-year-old Kevin Glazik was sentenced to 3 to 23-months in prison for unlawful contact with a minor and indecent assault.   He will begin serving his sentence on August 4th. Glazik was charged with inappropriately touching the girl at his home last July. He admitted his guilt and apologized in court. (Ali Stevens)

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VIDEO HERE: Taking steps to a new home

LEWISBURG – Collette Brandt is back on her feet, is more ways than one.  Brandt is now a first time homebuyer thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development and the Union County Housing Authority. Although happy now, Brandt came through a lot to get where she is today, “In December 2010 I fell in my home, and when I broke the fall I threw my neck back and severed my spinal cord.  I have been working on walking and balance issues.” As much as she was determined to start walking again, she was also determined to pick herself up financially.  She applied for the USDA Rural Development Direct Loan…

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VIDEO HERE: Helmet giveaway in Lewisburg

Video from bicycle helmet giveaway LEWISBURG – Over 140 bicycle helmets were handed out to kids in Lewisburg this week as part of Evangelical Community Hospital’s bike helmet giveaway. Each child who came in to the Lewisburg McDonald’s and donated a book was fitted for a helmet says Evangelical Community Hospital’s Deana Carson.  “When you go to fit a bicycle helmet, you want to make sure that it is about two fingers above the eyebrow, make sure the straps make a “V” between the ear, and you want to make sure the chinstrap is nice and tight.” The giveaway is also sponsored by Kiwanis Club Buffalo Valley AM and Lewisburg Kiwanis.  Pat Marra of Lewisburg…

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VIDEO HERE: Community supporting troops — banners unveiled

SUNBURY– Time once again to honor and celebrate veterans in Sunbury…An unveiling ceremony for the Hometown Veterans Banners was held in Sunbury Saturday. The banners are in Cameron Park, on Market Street and on Front Street. Daily Item columnist, Master of Ceremonies John Deppen spoke about the veteran banners, “The banner program is an excellent way for us to pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf. It’s a real feather in the cap for Sunbury as well as all of  Northumberland County.” The ceremony began with patriotic music from the Sunbury City Band, next the crowd heard about the war in Iraq from Donald Rouse a former Marine, and active…