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    Meals for Seals at Selinsgrove football game

    SELINSGROVE – No hungry Seals.  That is the goal of Meals for Seals, and you can learn all about them Friday at the Selinsgrove football game.  Community Mobilizer for Snyder County Coalition for Kids Kelly Feiler says the program, which sends food home with elementary school students on the weekends, will be on display, “We are going to have a stand at the football game when you first walk in so people can see about the program, see what the bags contain and learn how to contribute.” Feiler says they will also be taking donations to help with the program, “It is the roundup of Red Ribbon Week, so the elementary school has agreed to…

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    Breast health center takes team approach

    LEWISBURG — “Team,” “group” and “family” are words you hear often when asking staff of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center to describe their approach at treating breast cancer. Andrea Bertram is director of the breast health center at Evangelical Community Hospital. She says while they’ve made many advances in technology, they pride themselves on care beyond medicine.   “Every newly diagnosed case of breast cancer is presented weekly to a team of pathologists, radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, nursing staff, primary care.” Bertram said. “Basically anybody who is going to see or be with that patient looks at their pathology, looks at their imaging, hears from the surgeon, and has a chance to participate and share ideas.”…

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    Grant money for two Nor. County projects

    HARRISBURG – Two Northumberland County projects will benefit from Marcellus Shale impact fees assessed on natural gas drillers.  Grants provided through the Keystone Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program were awarded to Coal Township and to the Northumberland County Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area.   Coal Township will receive $188,000 for development of a new recreation center as an alternative to the township’s existing basketball facility.  It will be adjacent to the township playground, which has already received $100,000 in funds from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  The new recreation center will be accessible to the disabled, unlike the current facility.   The Outdoor Adventure Area will receive $150,000 for construction of an observation deck…

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    Lewisburg SB’s Swope to be PSBA president

     HARRISBURG – The president of a local school board will soon be president of the state school boards association. Members of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association elected new officers for 2015 and a Lewisburg School Board member is now their president.   Kathy Swope, president of the Lewisburg Area School Board, was selected as president-elect for the PSBA. She was already a representative of the PSBA, but this is her first term as president-elect. Swope has served as president of the Lewisburg Area School Board since 1997. (Ali Stevens)

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    More blighted properties sold in Sunbury

    SUNBURY— The City of Sunbury auctioned off more vacant properties Tuesday evening. On the list were 434 Reagan Street and 608 South Front Street. The scheduled auction of properties at 414-416 North Second Street and 144 South Street were delayed. Mayor David Persing says, “It’s an impact on the neighborhood, it’s going to be a positive impact on the neighborhood. For all of these properties that we sale or take care of impacts that neighborhood. It’s amazing how the neighbors all of sudden decide maybe I better fix up my place a little bit so one thing leads to another.” Persing said successful bidders must submit a redevelopment plan, “Every property does go to a…

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VIDEO HERE: Sharon Budd going home

DANVILLE – It was Sharon’s day.  A little over three months after Sharon Budd was severely injured by a rock thrown over an I-80 overpass in Union County, she is going back to her Ohio home.  Tuesday, Budd rang the victory bell at Geisinger HealthSouth signifying her rehab there was complete. She says she can’t wait to get home, “I’m very excited about going home, but nervous about taking on responsibilities that I haven’t done for a while.” Budd will continue outpatient rehab at home, and will have to be monitored 24-hours a day.  Following her injury, she had a number of surgeries on her brain, and lost sight in one eye. Both Sharon and…

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VIDEO HERE: Local doctor talks Enterovirus

DANVILLE –Some good news for parents, children, doctors, and hospitals.  In the past few months, children across the country have been treated for a virus called enterovirus 68, but the cases will soon decline in our area. Dr. Michael Ryan is chair of pediatrics at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger Medical Center, “As the weather gets cold, enteroviruses migrate to colder weather.  Therefore, we are just about over with the enteroviral season.  Hopefully, it will bring an end to all this misery that we have had for the last month or two.” Dr. Ryan says they have had a number of suspected enterovirus cases at Geisinger, “The test that we use that tests…


VIDEO HERE: Barletta: Airstrikes needed to happen months ago

SUNBURY – Airstrikes against ISIS should have happened months ago.  That is according to U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11), who says he supports the president’s initiative, but is not confident it will work. Speaking in Sunbury, Barletta says, “For over a year now, we have been talking about doing something to try and stop them when they were a small group of 1,500.  Now they are over 30,000.  They are well funded and have made it clear that they are coming to the United States to attack us.  I support the president in the airstrikes, but I do believe it was a little late.  Nonetheless, the option of doing nothing was not a good choice…