Blood Drive in honor of Sharon Budd

The courage and strength of a woman from Ohio brought peo­ple together in Northum­ber­land County.
A blood drive was held by Geisinger Blood Cen­ter to honor Sharon Budd.
She was sev­erly injured when a rock smashed through the wind­shield of her family’s car on I-80.
Sharon spent three months at Geisinger and under­went five surg­eries and is expected to return home to Ohio soon.

Politico Poll

A new poll by Politico shows, An over­whelm­ing major­ity of vot­ers in the most com­pet­i­tive 2014 elec­tions say it feels as if events in the United States are ‘out of con­trol’ and expressed mount­ing alarm about ter­ror­ism, anx­i­ety about Ebola and harsh skep­ti­cism of both polit­i­cal par­ties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms. The poll, found that 64% of Amer­i­cans believe “things in the U.S. feel like they are out of con­trol right now.” Specif­i­cally, the poll found that 84% of vot­ers believe that (ISIS) rep­re­sents a “seri­ous” threat to Amer­ica. On the issue of Oba­macare, 57% of Amer­i­cans believe their health care costs will increase, and just 7% believe that Oba­macare will do as Pres­i­dent Barack Obama claimed and reduce per­sonal costs. When asked “Which Pres­i­dent do you believe was more effec­tive at man­ag­ing the basic func­tions of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment?” 38% said George W. Bush, and 35% said Obama, and 26% answered “both about the same.”

Bridge Replacement

A bridge replace­ment project got under­way today on War­rensville Road just south of War­rensville. A tem­po­rary road­way will be in place dur­ing the project and trucks over 40 feet in length will be pro­hib­ited from using the tem­po­rary road­way with a signed detour in place. The work is expected to last five to six weeks.

October crash kills Pottsville man

A Pottsville man has died from injuries he received when he was hit by a vehi­cle ear­lier in Octo­ber. The Repub­li­can Her­ald says 53 year old Ran­dall Kechula was seri­ously hurt in the crash on Octo­ber 4th. He died Sat­ur­day night at Lehigh Val­ley Hos­pi­tal, Cedar Crest, from his injuries. He was on on foot, and was cross­ing Route 61 when he was hit by a vehi­cle being dri­ven north by a 57 year old Pottsville man. The truck hit Kechula.

Oil spill at Williamsport garage

An oil spill at an area garage in Williamsport put city and other offi­cials into action yes­ter­day morn­ing. A 275 gal­lon plas­tic tote con­tain­ing motor oil was being moved at Wood’s Garage on Church Street when a valve at the bot­tom was knocked off spilling much of the oil. A good amount of it went into the catch basin which makes its way to the Susque­hanna River. Haz­ardous waste teams were called in and pro­tec­tive booms were put into place.

City of Houston demands Pastors turn over sermons

Chris­tians across the nation are mobi­liz­ing to defend a group of Hous­ton pas­tors who were ordered by the city to turn over any ser­mons deal­ing with homo­sex­u­al­ity, gen­der iden­tity issues or Hous­ton mayor.
Dave Welch, one of the five min­is­ters who received a sub­poena said, he will not be intim­i­dated by Annise Parker, who is the city’s first openly les­bian mayor, nor will he com­ply with the city’s demands. My answer to that is — bring it on,” he said. It’s in response to a law­suit filed related to the Hous­ton Equal Rights Ordi­nance. The new law, among other things will allow men who iden­tify as women to use the restrooms of their choice — and vice versa. Tony Perkins, the head of the Fam­ily Research Coun­cil, said pas­tors around the nation should rally around the Hous­ton ministers.

State money helps repair Lycoming County homes

The Penn­syl­va­nia Hous­ing Finance Agency awarded Lycoming County more than $2 mil­lion to help pay for hous­ing pro­grams and projects. The money comes from impact fees paid by nat­ural gas com­pa­nies. It will be used to help build more afford­able hous­ing and to improve exist­ing homes and neigh­bor­hoods.
County offi­cials say money is used based on need. Part of the money will go toward hous­ing devel­op­ment projects for the elderly, and low income families.

Penn State student suffers burns from explosion in class

An explo­sion at the Agri­cul­tural and Bio­log­i­cal Engi­neer­ing Build­ing on the Penn State cam­pus yes­ter­day sent a stu­dent to the hos­pi­tal with sec­ond degree burns. Accord­ing to the uni­ver­sity, a stu­dent was doing a tis­sue cul­ture when the blast occurred in an exhaust hood. An inves­ti­ga­tion is being con­ducted by Penn State’s depart­ment of envi­ron­men­tal health and safety.

Penn State student injured from blast

An explo­sion at the Agri­cul­tural and Bio­log­i­cal Engi­neer­ing Build­ing on the Penn State cam­pus yes­ter­day sent a stu­dent to the hos­pi­tal with sec­ond degree burns. Accord­ing to the uni­ver­sity, a stu­dent was doing a tis­sue cul­ture when the blast occurred in an exhaust hood. An inves­ti­ga­tion is being con­ducted by Penn State’s depart­ment of envi­ron­men­tal health and safety.

Gas prices continue to fall

The price for a bar­rel of crude oil is the low­est it’s been since 2012 at $82 a bar­rel. Right now, the aver­age price per gal­lon in Penn­syl­va­nia is $3.30 and that is expected to drop even lower.
Seven states have gas prices aver­ag­ing below $3 a gal­lon and other states are expected to fol­low suit. It Slow global eco­nomic growth is the rea­son for the decrease. Mis­souri has the low­est gas prices at $2.87 per gal­lon, while Cal­i­for­nia is the high­est at $3.59.