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Fire at Coal Township business kept to wall

Cause unknown

RANSHAW — Fire damaged the exterior and interior of a wall at a warehouse for Scicchitano’s Pizza and Catering at 9105 state Route 61, Coal...

Gas leak responsible for power outage of about 600 in the city


SHAMOKIN — A gas leak discovered by UGI Utilities on the 200 block of West Walnut Street Tuesday morning left close to 600 residences and...

Kulpmont budgets more for its police in its 2018 budget No tax increase projected in tentative plan


KULPMONT — A tentative 2018 budget has been approved by borough council that calls for taxes to remain the same. The $739,970 budget, approved following an executive...

SCA board says farewell to outgoing members


CATAWISSA RR — Before getting down to business at Monday’s Southern Columbia Area School Board meeting, Superintendent Paul Caputo and board members thanked Timothy Vought and...

AOAA donates to local municipalities

Overlook project will not incorporate Whaleback

BURNSIDE — The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) Authority approved at its regular meeting Monday to donate what has become annual donations to local municipalities to...

Majority county commissioners seek public meeting over prison permit fees


SUNBURY — Two Northumberland County commissioners prefer holding a public meeting with Coal Township commissioners to discuss a disagreement on permitting fees for the site...

McElwee urges board to vote against proposal with TrueCore


COAL TOWNSHIP — Shamokin Area School Board Member Ronald McElwee urged his fellow directors Tuesday night to vote against a proposal to pay TrueCore Behavioral Solutions...

Local

St. Nicholas to visit Priestley Memorial on Christmas Eve

NORTHUMBERLAND  — St. Nicholas will visit Priestley Memorial Chapel, 380 Front St., from 6 to 7 p.m. Christmas Eve. He will read Clement C. Moore’s famous “‘Twas...

Veterans honor WWII vet with 496th flag ceremony

MOUNT CARMEL — The Mount Carmel Area Joint Veterans Committee held its 496th “Changing of the Colors” flag ceremony at the flag pole of the...

Senior Citizen Activities

Shamokin-Coal Township Wednesday — A.M. cards, 8:30 a.m.; Wii bowl, 10 a.m.; game show, 11 a.m.; pinochle and Pokeno, 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday — Closed. Saturday — Saturday night...

Noteworthy

Thanksgiving holiday hours Shamokin  The city’s tax and public works department offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. They will reopen Monday. Recycling curbside pickup...

Salvation Army Christmas chicken drive now under way

COAL TOWNSHIP — With the hope of purchasing enough chickens to feed approximately 600 needy families during the Christmas season, the annual Salvation Army Christmas Chicken Drive...

New theater league has cast selected for ‘Frosty Follies’

SHAMOKIN — The newly formed Northumberland Theatre League has the cast in place for its inaugural show, “Frosty Follies,” set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at...