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November 13, 2012

DANVILLE - Susquehanna Health, a healthcare system serving northcentral Pennsylvania, has joined with Geisinger Health System and Guthrie Health to study the health impacts of Marcellus shale gas drilling, the first large-scale, scientifically rigorous assessment of the health effects of natural gas production.  It was announced in August that Guthrie Health, a health system serving northern Pennsylvania and southern New York, would also join the Geisinger-led research effort. Teams from all three health systems will utilize their electronic health records to examine the health histories of hundreds of thousands of patients who live near the Marcellus shale formation, a rock formation in which energy companies have already drilled about 5,000 natural gas wells.  Health effects that will be investigated first may include asthma and trauma cases.
(WGRC)

SELINSGROVE - Susquehanna University had more students studying abroad during the 2010–11 academic year than most undergraduate-only institutions in the nation. According to the Open Doors 2012 annual report on student mobility, released November 12th by the Institute of International Education, Susquehanna ranked in the top 40 among all baccalaureate schools in the United States.
(WGRC)

SUNBURY – Drivers in downtown Sunbury are advised of a short-term roadway maintenance project scheduled for a section of Route 61, which is also Market Street through the city, this Thursday.  Milling operations will take place on Market Street between Third Street and Seventh Street between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday.  Parking along this section of Market Street will be prohibited during those hours.
(WGRC)

WILLIAMSPORT – Many places along the East Coast are struggling to clean up and return to life as normal in the wake of the devastation caused by Super-storm Sandy. With its mission in mind, “to extend God’s healing love by improving the health of those we serve,” Susquehanna Health is collecting non-perishable items until this Friday, November 16, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center tower entrance. Susquehanna Health is coordinating the drive to help the Sisters of Christian Charity’s Motherhouse located in Mendham, New Jersey. The Sisters of Christian Charity are the founders of the Divine Providence Hospital. The Motherhouse, the organization’s administration building, has been transformed into a temporary relief shelter for those affected by the storm and has offered over 300 victims a safe place to sleep, eat and have access to electricity. The Sisters have done a great job so far meeting the needs of the victims, but they are reaching out to the Williamsport community to help them restock so they can continue to help many more of the people affected. Non-perishable items such as laundry detergent, bath soap, tissues, toothpaste, contractor bags, toothbrushes, shampoo, foam cups and bowls, paper plates, plastic cutlery, snacks, dry goods, baby wipes and diapers are in greatest need. These items may be taken to the drop off zone at Williamsport Regional Medical Center inside the tower entrance. On Friday, November 16, a tractor trailer will be onsite to transport these items to Mendham, New Jersey.
(WGRC)

NORTHUMBERLAND - All around our listening area people are helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy. A supermarket in Northumberland County is collecting groceries and cleaning supplies for people in New Jersey. Surplus Outlet near Northumberland is asking customers to buy extra groceries this week. The supermarket is hoping to get enough donations by the end of this week to fill a tractor trailer. Surplus Outlet near Northumberland vice president Justin Michaels hopes customers throw a few extra in their carts this week to donate to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Surplus Outlet will load all the donations into a truck…hence the name “Stuff the Truck”. The donations will go to Red Bank, New Jersey, an area that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Surplus Outlet has bins like this in front of the store so that when people go through the check-out line they can drop off their donations here. You can also donate items at the other Surplus Outlet stores in Berwick and Montgomery. The “Stuff the Truck” event lasts until Friday.
(WGRC)

LOCK HAVEN – Three teen-agers and a juvenile have been charged with supplying prescription drugs which caused the overdose death of a young man last May. Clinton County Court officials say Wade Merrill, Nathan Tasselli and Joseph Dicello all 18-year-olds, have been charged by police. The juvenile will face charges in juvenile court. The four are accused in the death of 18-year-old Robert Wise of Woolrich who died just days before he was to graduate from Central Mountain High School. None of the four are jailed. The Attorney General’s office is handling the case and they face preliminary hearing today in Clinton County.
(WGRC)

SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP – State Police are investigating a burglary at a home in Irish Valley in Shamokin Township, Northumberland County. Police say a woman was temporarily restrained but nothing was taken in the home invasion. Police say the incident happened Friday morning when a white man entered the home and restrained the 50-year-old woman for a time before fleeing the home. The woman wasn’t hurt.
(WGRC)

CATAWISSA – Burglars stole coins and jewelry during a daylight break-in on Mount Zion Road in Franklin Township, Columbia County Monday. The break-in happened sometime between 6:50 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. at the home at 116 Mount Zion Road. Two lock boxes containing thousands of dollars in coins, jewelry and important papers. The break-in is similar to one in near-by Catawissa less than a week ago. Police have not said as to whether they think the cases are related.
(WGRC)

BELLEFONTE - A man charged with robbing four teenagers and threatening to kill them on Centre Hall Mountain in May is set to be sentenced today. 19-year-old Richard Martinez, pleaded guilty in September, avoiding a trial that had been scheduled for the following week. Spring Township police said four 14-year-old boys encountered Martinez while returning from a hike in the Big Rock area of mountain May 5th. Martinez forced them to the ground, kicked one of them in the head and stole three iPods and a bottle of water from the backpacks, the boys would later tell police. Police said Martinez allegedly held a box cutter to one boy’s throat and threatened to kill them. While they haven’t exactly said why Martinez was on the mountain, police wrote in charging documents that the area is known as a site where marijuana in grown. Martinez entered an open plea to all 26 counts against him, including 14 felonies. He was charged with robbery, aggravated and simple assault, theft and related counts. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. today before Judge Pamela Ruest in the Centre County courthouse.
(WGRC)

POTTSVILLE – A section of Mahantongo Street in downtown Pottsville is blocked –off after a portion of the street gave way Monday while a garbage truck was stopped at a red light, creating a hole eight feet deep and several feet wide. Street officials says a stone arch underneath the road gave way. The arch dates back to the early 1800′s. Crews were already working on a fix for the subsidence but they say it could take up to a week causing some inconveniences for those who travel and live along this route.
(WNEP)

FLEMINGTON – A fire yesterday morning in the borough of Flemington in Clinton County leaves a family of three homeless. The fire was reported around seven a.m. and caused extensive damage to the home of Danielle Jones. The fire at 416 James Street caused severe damage to the kitchen, and living room of the two-and-a-half story home. The Salvation Army was at the scene assisting Jones, her 9-year-old son and her companion who lived at the home.
(WGRC)

SUNBURY - A former assistant fire chief told Sunbury City Council members Monday that he is quitting the fire department and moving out of Sunbury because he believes the city has turned its back on his 30 years of service. The former chief, Rick Sinko, has been banned for life from the Rescue Hose Company, where he had served as treasurer. He also was placed on administrative leave from the fire department by the city. A panel of Rescue members alleged that Sinko was involved in mishandling funds, but no charges have been brought in the case. Sinko was barred for life from the company on October 9th. Officials with the Recue Hose Company say an investigation has been under way for the past two months concerning Sinko and his girlfriend 37-year-old Michelle Suhovsky, of Sunbury, a former bartender at the fire company. The Daily Item reports, Sinko last night also accused the City Fire Company as being “corrupt and flawed.” Sinko continued by saying he was not guilty of any wrongdoing.  And some on City Council were surprised by Sinko’s statement and urged Mayor David Persing to look into affairs at the Rescue Hose Company.
(WGRC)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT – The Borough of South Williamsport in Lycoming County approved a 2013 budget last night that holds the line on taxes. Borough officials say the $6.3 million dollar budget is a “bare bones” budget that includes pay raises for union employees. The budget keeps the borough millage rate at 4.3 mills which means a home worth $100,000 would generate $430 in tax revenue. Also at last night’s borough meeting officials with SEDA COG awarded the borough over $442,000 in Community Block Grant monies to help residents in replacing sewer laterals throughout the borough.
(WGRC)

SHAMOKIN – Shamokin City Council approved a preliminary 2013 budget proposal during its council meeting last night. Officials say the slimmed down budget balances spending and revenues and totals $2.5 million dollars. Council was able to trim $35,000 from an initial budget presented at a council work session last Wednesday. All union employees are tabbed for a three percent increase in salary for 2013. Spending reductions were cut from the police and fire departments. The preliminary budget is on review before Council officials adopts it next month.
(WGRC)

STATE COLLEGE – A meeting that was planned for Thursday in regards to rezoning the Hilltop Mobile Home Park has been cancelled. The township received word from Trinitas Ventures the group looking at converting the mobile home park into a student housing complex. The Centre Daily Times reports the reason for the request is unclear. As we reported yesterday a group of those who live in the mobile home park are looking to form a community cooperative where residents, with financing, would purchase the park themselves. Residents of the mobile home park are looking to partner with PathStone Corporation, a Rochester, N.Y.-based nonprofit, which provides community development services, including manufactured home cooperatives. The group gives residents technical assistance and training to help them buy their parks, signing agreements to do so for 10 years for 2.5 to 4 percent of the purchase price as a fee.
(WGRC)

DANVILLE – The Auxiliary at Geisinger Medical Center’s 2012 Lighting Up Tomorrow Gala raised $145,000 for programs to benefit patients at Geisinger Medical Center. More than 300 attended the Lighting up Tomorrow Gala, the auxiliary’s annual black-tie event. Funds from the 2012 Gala will support a number of programs that Geisinger sponsors. This fund-raising initiative also raised over $14,000 for Camp Victory, which will allow more than 50 children to attend the camp. Pam Franklin, auxiliary president says, “Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers and donations from local businesses and auxiliary supporters, this event more than exceeded our fundraising expectations.”
(WGRC)

BLOOMSBURG – A hostile School Board meeting last night in Bloomsburg as the School District decided to fire athletic director Bill Perkins. At issue was the belief Perkins entered into a ten-year advertising deal for Bloomsburg High School’s Panther Stadium. After hearing from impassioned supporters and Perkins himself who admitted he made a mistake, board members fire Perkins on the premise that he went over their heads and committing the school district and tax-payers to a ten-year advertising term. Perkins admitted to signing a contract with Side Effects of Ohio back in May. The Press Enterprise reports, during the meeting Perkins pleaded with supporters to refrain from verbal attacks, but many insisted Perkins remain on staff against the board’s vote.
(WGRC)

STATE COLLEGE – Penn State’s men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers and women’s coach Coquese Washington are the honorary chairs for the 2012 Centre County Toys for Tots campaign. The campaign kicked off yesterday with a gathering at the Ramada Conference Center in State College. Centre County Toys for Tots will provide gifts for more than 1,000 local children, working with food banks in the area to identify and then connect with those whose families might be facing hardship. The local program is operated through the Nittany Leathernecks Detachment 302 of the Marine Corps League. New toys will be accepted through December 17th at over 200 locations across the county.
(WGRC)

SELINSGROVE - The Grand Opening of the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library and the Selinsgrove Borough Offices will take place today in Selinsgrove. The ribbon cutting ceremony to the new library will be held at four p.m. with an open house until eight tonight. The new library is located at One North High Street in Selinsgrove.
(WGRC)

BENTON – The Benton women’s Club is hosting a free meal this Saturday. The Benton Community Meal will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at eh Benton Christian Church at Third and Church Streets. All residents of Benton are invited to attend.
(WGRC)

HARRISBURG - Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities are set to begin strike authorization votes amid discussions for a new contract deal. Voting is scheduled to continue today and Wednesday for faculty and coaches at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education schools. Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties have been working without a contract since June 2011. Among the issues separating both sides are higher health care deductibles and co-payments as well as compensation for online education. A union committee will meet Friday in Harrisburg to count ballots from the strike authorization votes. The union represents more than 6,000 faculty and coaches. The Associated Press reports, the next negotiating session is set for December 11th. There has never been a faculty strike in the state system.
(WGRC)