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May 24, 2013

MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS – Fire Crews in Snyder County were called out this morning to fight fire in Perry Township. Crews rushed out around 4:30 this morning to a home at 1065 Portzline Hill Road, south of Mount Pleasant Mills. When crews arrived at the scene they discovered the home’s kitchen on fire. Crews set up a tanker filling station at the intersection of Portzline Hill and Wise Roads. We’re told everyone in the house made it out safely.
Jim Diehl (WGRC)

DANVILLE – Crews in Montour County were called out to a reported kitchen fire this morning. The fire just after three a.m. was reported in a kitchen in a lower level at Geisigner Medical Center’s Hospital for Advanced Medicine. Crews from Montour and Columbia Counties were called back into service moments later. A Geisinger spokesman tells us the fire alarm was a false alarm and that officials at Geisinger forgot to inform Montour County Communications of testing being done at Geisinger prompting the fire call.
Jim Diehl (WGRC)

MAHANOY CITY – Fire crews in Schuylkill County were sent out to battle a two-alarm fire at 22-24 East Centre Street in Mahanoy City last night. The fire was reported around 9:45 p.m. When the first crews arrived on the scene they found heavy fire to the rear of the third floor of the double home. Fire crews were able to keep the fire to the third floor of the building but the home suffered smoke and water damage throughout causing about $75,000 in damages. The first floor of the building house a thrift store and the other two floors were vacant. One firefighter was injured and was taken to a hospital for minor injuries and was treated and released. The cause is under investigation and a State Police Fire Marshal is expected to investigate today.
Jim Diehl (WGRC)

MONTOURSVILLE – A head-on crash in Lycoming County yesterday afternoon claims the life of an 85-year-old Ralston man. The crash happened just before one p.m. on Fairfield Road in Fairfield Township. Police say Max Schaefer of Ralston swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle in the rear and crossed the center of the highway slamming head-on into a car driven by 21-year-old Brooke Koch of Jersey Shore. Police say Koch suffered minor injuries and was taken to Williamsport Hospital. Schaefer was taken to Geisinger where he later died. Fairfield Road was closed until around three yesterday afternoon.
Jim Diehl (WGRC)

LEWISBURG – Buffalo Valley Regional Police are looking for the driver that stuck a pedestrian Wednesday night and then took off. Police say 62-year-old Santiago-Martine of Lewisburg was walking near the Route 192, Route 15 intersection around ten p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a vehicle. Santiago-Martine was first taken to Evangelical Hospital then flown to Geisinger. Police are looking a video surveillance of the area in an attempt to get a description of the vehicle that hit the man. Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to call Buffalo Valley Regional Police.  
(WGRC)

BLOOMSBURG – In Columbia County a Scott Township man darted out into Main Street traffic in Bloomsburg Thursday afternoon, directly into the path of a pickup that clipped his jaw with its passenger-side mirror. The Press enterprise reports, 28-year-old Sean Kile was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, where he remains in fair condition. The incident happened just east of the Iron Street intersection with Main Street just after noon. The man driving the pick-up that struck Kile was not hurt.
(WGRC)

SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP - Investigators spent hours at a mobile home along Hetlerville Road in South Centre Township, Columbia County near Mifflinville Thursday night. Police said they arrived at the home with children and youth workers after someone filed a complaint that children in the home were being drugged. Police say three children were in the home: a baby and two toddlers. They were taken by Children and Youth Agency workers. State police investigators were called in to remove the suspected meth making items from the home.
(WNEP)

WILLIAMSPORT - A former California man who robbed a bank in Lewisburg back in 2005 was indicted by a grand jury in Williamsport yesterday with escaping from federal custody. 56-year-old Daniel Guadio is charged with escape form the Capital Pavilion Residential Reentry center in Harrisburg in March of this year. Guadio was serving a 110 month sentence for robbing the Sovereign Bank Branch in Lewisburg on May 9th of 2005, and then robbing another bank in Kentucky. Following his escape from the Harrisburg half-way house, Gaudio was apprehended in Venice California last month, after allegedly robbing a bank in Manhattan Beach California.
(WGRC)

BELLEFONTE - Two young women pleaded guilty Thursday for their roles in assaulting a Penn State freshman in a hazing ritual last year. Bianca Jeanty, who prosecutors said was the primary aggressor, told a Centre County judge she used “poor judgment” when she attacked the young woman. Jeanty and her co-defendant, Felicia Ragsdale, who also took part in the hazing, pleaded guilty during scheduled pretrial conferences. Each was sentenced to serve probation for their role in the attack. Prosecutors said Jeanty was the main assailant during the hazing — slapping, punching and kicking then-Penn State freshman Aysa Trowell until the young woman was bloodied and injured.
(WGRC)

BELLEFONTE - Five Penn State students took plea deals Thursday for their roles in supplying alcohol at a party where a cheerleader was seriously hurt after falling from the window of a State College high-rise apartment. Several of the five were given a punishment of a year of probation, community service and fines. In exchange for their pleas, the district attorney’s office withdrew other charges. The charges stemmed from a party in October that ended when cheerleader Paige Raque fell 39 feet from a window of a fifth-floor apartment and suffered a severe brain injury and a broken pelvis. The Centre Daily Times reports, she is still recovering at her home in Kentucky.
(WGRC)

SUNBURY – The Northumberland County Prison is facing yet another black eye this month. Another guard at the prison has been suspended without pay for allegedly smuggling narcotics and tobacco into the prison. Earlier this month the Daily Item reports, two guards were fired, one quit and another suspended for what Prison officials called corrupt activity.
(WGRC)

WILLIAMSPORT – A Williamsport area program which helps struggling women and children get back on their feet has been honored with a national award. The YWCA Williamsport’s Liberty House which provides transitional living for homeless women and children as well as education programs which help with life skills, career and financial empowerment has received the Society for Public Health Education’s 2013 Program Excellence Award. The society looks at education programs and chooses one each year. Liberty House has 28 rooms with 35 beds and typically runs at about 80 percent capacity or more.
(WGRC)

LEWISBURG - A crowd of more than 60 people, including Lewisburg and East Buffalo officials, attended a meeting at the William Cameron Engine Company conference room Thursday night to hear what is planned for the next phase of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail. Steven Beattie, of the Larson Design Group, Williamsport, explained several ways the trail could be laid out through the borough. Now that the nine miles of the rail trail from Mifflinburg to East Buffalo Township is completed; officials of the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority and the design team rolled out those options for the next phase of the project, the 1 1/2-mile trail through Lewisburg borough to the railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River. Residents expressed both concerns about traffic and optimism about the prospect of having a cycle lane as part of the rail trail. The section discussed will run from Eighth Street to the Susquehanna River in Lewisburg.
(WGRC)

MILTON – Two Northumberland County school districts have set a budget for the upcoming school year. Both the Warrior run and Milton School Districts have approved final budgets which include tax increases. Warrior Run, which covers three separate counties, was looking to erase a $1.3 million dollar deficit with the tax increases. The Daily Item reports, Milton Area School District Board of Directors also approved a tax increase of 2.4 percent for Northumberland County residents and 3.4 percent for Union county residents.
(WGRC)

LEWISTOWN - The Mifflin County School District Board of Directors on Thursday narrowly voted to adopt a tentative 2013-14 general budget that will not raise taxes. Directors voted for the $67.2 million spending plan. Superintendent James Estep continued to caution the board on the increasing debt service facing the district as it attempts to upgrade buildings. In other business, the board heard a lengthy presentation from the district's architect, Vern McKissick, on an update to a potential renovation project at the Mifflin County Junior High School. Should the board move forward with the $11.6 million project, it would include major remodeling in the building that used to be Indian Valley High School.
(WGRC)

STATE COLLEGE - The owners of a College Township mobile home park have agreed to settle a lawsuit the state attorney general filed last month to recover relocation expenses owed to some tenants when the park closed. Hilltop Mobile Home Park owners and siblings Kenneth Mayes and Sharon Mayes have been ordered to pay nearly $27,000, according to the agreement that was dated Wednesday. The sides were set for a hearing in Centre County court on Friday in front of Judge Bradley Lunsford. The Centre daily Times reports, A spokesman for Attorney General Kathleen Kane said eight tenants will receive $2,500 and another tenant will receive $1,700. The agreement also calls for $5,000 from the Mayeses to go toward the tenants’ legal costs. In addition, another $10,000 will be set aside in case other residents make claims in the next 30 days. According to the attorney general, not all Hilltop tenants were given help with relocation costs, to which they were entitled under the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
(WGRC)

DANVILLE - Sixty-three Geisinger Health System physicians in 19 medical specialties have been named to the national Best Doctors list for 2012-2013. The highly selective Best Doctors list recognizes the top five percent of American doctors in their specialties, and is based on survey responses from peer physicians. More than 45,000 U.S. physicians were polled. For more than 20 years, Best Doctors Incorporated has served as a highly reputable resource for identifying the best physicians in the nation.
(WGRC)

HARRISBURG – Power bills for PPL customers will be going up slightly in the near future. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday approved PPL Electric Utilities’ request to implement a new charge to recover costs associated with capital investments on its distribution system to improve service reliability. Effective July 1, the new distribution system improvement charge, which will appear on customer bills, will be approximately 20 cents per month on the bill of a residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity. The charge will vary for customers based on their monthly usage. PPL says the charge will pay for equipment including poles, underground residential cable, overhead lines, substation circuit breakers and power transformers, and automated switching devices.
(WGRC)

HARRISBURG - Governor Corbett has nominated William Harner to be Pennsylvania's next education secretary. The posting of Harner's nomination, announced Thursday sets the stage for a Senate confirmation hearing and vote. The Governor had announced last week that Harner, superintendent of Cumberland Valley School District in Mechanicsburg, is his choice to succeed Ron Tomalis as secretary. Harner is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership and two master's degrees. He is slated to take over as acting secretary on June 3.
(WGRC)