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    Geisinger Medical Center ranked best for employees

    DANVILLE – An area hospital is a top-ranked place to work in Pennsylvania. Geisinger Medical Center was ranked fourth on the best hospitals to work for in the Northeast by Healthcare Global and Business Review USA magazines. Geisinger was the top-ranked hospital in the state. Tom Sokola, chief administrative officer at GMC says “Geisinger realizes that in order to proved world-class care for our patients, we need to work hard to provide satisfaction to our employees.” This is the second consecutive year that GMC has been included on this list. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Two injuries after a Route 61 crash

    PAXINOS – Two people were hurt in an accident on Route 61 this Friday morning in Shamokin Township, Northumberland County.   State police say 24-year-old Amanda Krallman of Trevorton was trying to turn left onto Route 61 from Irish Valley Road and drove into the path of a vehicle, driven by 66-year-old David Hilliard of Elysburg.   Krallman and Hilliard were both taken to Geisinger Shamokin Hospital.  There conditions are not known.  Traffic was slow for a time on Route 61 in the Paxinos area, following the accident around 6:45 a.m.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Gun rights activists: No new laws needed

    SUNBURY-  You’ve heard about the fight for stricter guns laws, but two Second Amendment  rights advocates say we don’t need more firearms restrictions.  The On The Mark guests say we need to more severely punish violations of existing gun laws. For example, when a federal firearm law is broken locally, there are only minor local penalties.   Bill Toth, former chair of the Columbia County Republican party, FFL holder and gun rights activist was a guest of On The Mark and says that has to change, “Why would you hit someone with a summary when they signed and they acknowledge if they falsified the form they’re guilty of both the state and federal felony.”  …

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    Technology upgrade for Shikellamy students

    SUNBURY – Shikellamy School District started the new school year with new technology. The district has implemented a one-to-one computer program for high school students. 1,050 Chrome Books were purchased for students in grades 9-12 and for carts in each middle school department. At the school board work session Thursday, Abbey Walshaw-Wertz, director of education said they are working on a program that would allow students to take their computers home this fall. Currently, students return computers to their homeroom at the end of each day. Administrators plan to have individual parent meetings to outline the program which requires students to sign an agreement and pay a $25 fee for the school year. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Questions raised for future prison site

    SUNBURY – For nearly three hours the Northumberland County Commissioners and Apex representatives answered concerned questions on the future prison site in Sunbury at a public meeting. Ray Minarovic, project manager, assured the public that they are doing everything to make sure it’s a safe site. In their 2015 study, Apex tested 145 contaminants and only 5 were above Act 2 residential standards. Carol Mazzeo, resident of Caketown, says they’re concerned for their health, “We just want to make sure the ground is remediated properly and we want the site safe for the residents but also for the people for the people who are going to be incarcerated there. It’s our responsibility, it’s our prison….

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DUI Moving Memorial comes to Danville

DANVILLE – With Labor Day approaching on Monday, the Pennsylvania DUI Association is warning motorists about the importance of a designated driver.  The DUI Victim’s Moving Memorial made a stop at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville today and features the names of Pennsylvanians killed by impaired drivers.   Montour County District Attorney Rebecca Warren says they need to strengthen the state’s DUI laws, “The DUI laws allow you to wipe your slate clean after every 10 years, and they are only misdemeanor DUI’s no matter what the circumstances are.  Contrast that to retail theft, where on your third offense, it’s an automatic felony no matter what the price was of the item that you have…

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Republicans call on Governor to negotiate

LEWISBURG – Valley Republican state representatives are on the road urging the Governor to get to work on a budget. At a press conference in Lewisburg Wednesday, Rep. Fred Keller (R-85th, Kreamer), Rep. Lynda Culver (R-108th, Sunbury) and Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107th, Elysburg) were joined by other Republicans who say the Governor is playing games with the state budget. Keller said Wolf’s plan takes more money out of the pockets of all Pennsylvanians, “The Wolf regime is spreading misinformation, vastly underestimating the intelligence of Pennsylvania’s citizens. Tom Wolf wants more money and he’s coming after all Pennsylvanians to get it.” Masser said the Governor isn’t telling the whole story about his budget for education funding,…

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VIDEO HERE: Giant Food Stores opening in Lewisburg

  LEWISBURG – After nearly 20 years, Giant Food Stores is opening in Lewisburg. The 66,000 square foot store features a beer garden and eatery, a fresh hall with produce, deli, bakery and expanded dairy section. Marvin Mann, Lewisburg store manager says the state-of-the art SCAN IT! technology is an added convenience, “You simply scan you bonus card, you scan your items throughout the store, you come up front and it pulls the total and you’re completed with your transaction.” More than 165 associates are part of the Giant team. Mann says employees and customers alike are excited about the grand opening, “I have a lot of new employees from the area that are all…