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    YMCA closer to a Union County facility

     LEWISBURG – There will be a new YMCA in the Lewisburg area. The Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA is ready to raise funds for a new facility in Union County. The board voted this week to move forward with fundraising to build the new facility in the near future. CEO Bonnie Wassmer says, “We have been working hard to bring more Y programs and services to Lewisburg, Mifflinburg and our other communities in Union County for several years, and now things are lining up to make that a reality with a state of the art facility as well.” Wassmer says there is no specific timetable for the project, as it depends on meeting fundraising goals and…

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    Getting to know the new leader of GSVUW

    SUNBURY – It will still be a few weeks before Joanne Troutman takes over as president and CEO of the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, but Troutman is happy to have time to learn from her predecessor, Keri Albright. Troutman said, “Keri has a tremendous legacy.  She’s been there for 12 years and has made and kept the United Way a really important part of the conversation in our community.  The ‘Priorities for Impact’ model is one that I really believe in and really support, and if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be taking on the responsibility that I am.” Troutman talked about steps she needs to take as she takes over at the end of…

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    Rep. Culver plans Family Fun Fair Friday

      SUNBURY – All are invited to State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver’s (R-108th, Sunbury) annual Family Fun Fair on June 5 in Sunbury.  The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sunbury Youth and Community Center. More than 20 state and local agencies and area businesses will be there with kid friendly activities and refreshments.   There will be free swimming at the pool from 4 to 8 p.m. and a movie will be shown at 8 p.m. outside on the lawn. Culver said, “This is a great way for me to meet with families and learn about the local and state issues that are most important to residents of all…

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    Prothonotary: Shaming billboards going up

    SUNBURY — Northumberland County is going forward with billboards showing names and faces of those with outstanding warrants. Justin Dunkelberger, county prothonotary says two billboards will go up Saturday. For the month of June, silhouettes will be shown on the billboards. In July, photos of wanted individuals will appear in place of the silhouettes. Dunkelberger says of the 65 photos posted on the Facebook page last week, only 24 remain as payments or payment plans have been made. (Jennifer Wakeman) Related Tags:

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    Kendra Aucker receives Adam Smith award

    SELINSGROVE – A new Valley CEO says being a mom is a great training ground for leadership. Kendra Aucker, the newly selected president and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital received the Adam Smith Distinguished Leadership Award Thursday from Economics Pennsylvania. In her remarks, Aucker noted being a mother was included in her list of accomplishments.  She then pointed out the unique leadership skills that come from motherhood, “Learning leadership is a natural result of raising children. If motherhood doesn’t give you the skills to deal with sometimes difficult people in challenging situations both in and out of the home, what does?” Aucker went on to say that community leaders are important role models for the…

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VIDEO HERE: Witnesses help locate stabbing suspect

SUNBURY — Multiple police departments joined forces Sunday morning to apprehend a stabbing suspect. Tyrone Lee of Plymouth, Luzerne County allegedly stabbed two Sunbury men after an altercation outside the FuBar on North 3rd Street. Witnesses say Lee stabbed James Herb and Benjamin Herrold during a fight and threatened others with a knife before fleeing the scene. As police searched the area, another witness told officers he saw Lee running toward Woodlawn Avenue. Police apprehended Lee a few minutes later. Both victims required emergency surgery at Geisinger. Herrold stab wound entered his liver causing significant damage. James Herb was stabbed five times on his abdomen, chest and upper arm. At this hour, Herb is in…


VIDEO HERE: Judge rules teens to face charges as adults

LEWISBURG — The three self-proclaimed ‘pranksters’ who nearly killed a woman on I-80 last year will be tried as adults. After hours of expert testimony from psychologists, Judge Michael Sholley ruled the teens will face criminal charges as adults. The defendants had hoped to have their cases moved back to juvenile court. Prosecutors argued that the Milton teens used deadly weapons, when they threw a softball sized rock that smashed the windshield of a car and hit Sharon Budd in the head. Judge Sholley examined the 4.6 pound rock recovered from the Budd’s vehicle and ruled it was, in fact, a deadly weapon. The three defendants Tyler Porter, Keefer McGee and Dylan Lahr were all…


VIDEO HERE: Hearing for accused murderer

SUNBURY — After a preliminary hearing Friday, all charges against a Selinsgrove man charged with murder have been sent to court. Edgar Gearhart is accused of fatally stabbing his mother’s boyfriend, Robert Blake of Sunbury. Testifying at today’s hearing was Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley, who was called to Sunbury Community Hospital March 18, where Blake was pronounced dead from a stab wound to the thigh.  Kelley testified Blake’s femoral artery was severed, causing his death.   Police say Gearhart stabbed Blake in the thigh after an argument early that morning in an alley near Fifth Street.  Sunbury Police Detective Jamie Quinn also testified at the hearing, saying that Edgar Gearhart stabbed his mother Amy…