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    PennDOT: 2016 Marysville closure on 11 & 15

    Closing 11 & 15 in Harrisburg area–not going over well HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A planned three-month closure of a key south central Pennsylvania highway next year is drawing flak from local businesses.  Randy Rohrer, owner of a Susquehanna River boatyard along U.S. Route 11/15 in Marysville, said the closure from May through July 2016 will hurt his business during a busy season.   PennDOT says the work is necessary to prevent debris from falling from the rock slopes cut out of a mountain during the 1930s. The department says the project will require the use of giant cranes that won’t leave room for traffic. It says the work will be done when the days…

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    NorCo Cost Collections Task Force update

              NORTHUMBERLAND — The Cost Collections Task Force continues to bring scofflaws to justice in Northumberland County. Nearly $30 million is owed to the county in fees and fines. The goal of the task force is to collect what is owed. Robert Wolfe, Northumberland County sheriff says their Facebook page quickly brings tips and information into the department, “We see, I don’t want to say instant results, but with our Facebook postings, within a few minutes we start to generate some sort of result.” Billboards are scheduled to go up in the county this week with names and faces of wanted individuals and Wolfe says they are already planning the next…

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    UGI Predicts lower rates for customers soon

              READING– Good news for those who heat with natural gas. UGI Penn Natural Gas projects an additional  decrease in cost for customers.  The average residential heating customer already saw a decrease of 10.3 percent on their bill in June and now UGI foresees an additional decrease of 3.2 percent for December. UGI says, nearly 90 percent of its natural gas now comes from locally produced Marcellus Shale, and customers are benefiting from this plentiful, reliable supply. (Meranda Steel)

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    Sunbury Golden Living: AG Kane all wrong

              SUNBURY– The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office filed suit against an operator of 36 nursing homes in the state Wednesday. The 101-page complaint says 14 Golden Living Centers, which operate throughout the commonwealth, failed “to meet resident’s most basic human needs.” The Golden LivingCenter Mansion in Sunbury is not listed in the suit. Attorney General Kathleen Kane is asking for a settlement equal to all the money received from the very profitable centers. When asked for comment Valarie Reader, Director of Nursing Services at the Sunbury center, said the suit was, “baseless and without merit.” A Golden Living spokesperson told WKOK they had no additional comment beyond their published statement which…

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    Northumberland County road work next week

                MOUNT CARMEL — PennDOT will be working on a busy stretch of road in Mount Carmel Township next week. Route 54 between Route 901 and the Columbia County line  will be repaved July 8 through July 10. A detour will be in effect each day from 6a.m. until 5p.m. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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VIDEO: Brandon Kramm Memorial Golf Tournament brings NFL QB to town

LEWISBURG — One of the New York Jets NFL team members was in our Valley for a fundraiser Friday. Ryan Fitzpatrick, a quarterback for the Jets played in a fundraiser for the Green Dragon Foundation. Held at the Bucknell Golf Club Friday, the 2nd Annual Brandon Kramm Memorial Golf Tournament raised funds for a scholarship fund as well as an endowment established in Kramm’s name. Brandon Kramm was a Lewisburg High School graduate who died in 2013 from a rare liver disease.  Fitzpatrick was Brandon Kramm’s roommate at Harvard, and he told WKOK, it’s important to take time out to remember his best friend, “This is a really important day for his family, and I…

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VIDEO HERE: Camp Cadet wraps up at SU

SELINSGROVE – Susquehanna University is once again hosting a popular summer camp. Camp Cadet, the brainchild of retired state trooper Matthew Burrows gives kids ages 12-15 an inside look at law enforcement. State Trooper Rick Blair says Camp Cadet teaches important life skills, “The camp’s primary focus is teaching the kids self-esteem, discipline, and teamwork.” Campers stay in the dorms at Susquehanna University and their days are filled with drills, self-defense, guest speakers and other events. The camp structure is similar to a week at the police academy, “For those kids who are interested in law enforcement or the military, it gives them a little taste of that.” Camp Cadet, in its 10th year is…

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Evangelical Hospital names new CEO

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital will soon be under new leadership. The board of directors announced Tuesday that Kendra Aucker will take over as President and CEO in July. Roger Haddon Jr. is the Chair of the Board of  Directors at the hospital, “When choosing who will guide Evangelical into the future, Kendra stands out as someone who has a passion for the hospital and who, through the breadth of her experience , will be able to position the hospital in innovative ways that ensure its success in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.” Aucker has been part of the Evan team since 1990 serving most recently as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. She replaces Michael O’Keefe…