Stories from January 22, 2013

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Suspect ‘sincerely’ apologizes for ‘messing around’ at Orangeville-area campground

ORANGE TWP. — A Schuylkill County man is accused of fondling a pair of 9-year-old girls and a 10-year-old girl inside a camper. Gabriel P. Leshko...

President’s speech touches on prosperity, gay rights, climate

WASHINGTON — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with “passion and...

Worker at Berwick sub shop accused of thefts from employer

BERWICK — A Nescopeck teen stole $300 to $400 from his employer to help his grandparents pay for food, according to arrest papers. Chase Sellers, 18...

Officers found crack, pills and heroin on traffic stop

MAHONING TWP. — A Luzerne County man had crack, heroin and pills on him Saturday when police caught him “making his rounds” in the Danville area,...

Feds call for powerful weapons to secure spent rods

The (Pottstown) Mercury LIMERICK (AP) — Machine guns may be coming to a nuclear plant near you. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a...

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1917: President Woodrow Wilson pleaded for an end to war in Europe, calling for “peace without victory.” (By April, however, America also was at war...

Red Cross Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., next to Schuylkill Valley Sports, Columbia Mall. Music and Movement for Toddlers: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.,...

• Actress Sami Gayle (TV: “Blue Bloods”), 17. • Rock singer-musician Ben Moody, 32. • Pop singer Willa Ford, 32. • Actor Christopher Kennedy...

• West Hemlock Township is selling a Ford industrial tractor and mower. Bids are due by Feb. 11. • Bloomsburg is seeking bids for materials for road...

Cops: Mom annoyed shooter ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents and three younger siblings Saturday told...

Accused son dies in cell STROUDSBURG (AP) — Authorities say a man charged with his mother’s choking and stabbing death was found dead in his prison...

TREASURE HUNT: 5-10-11-18-19 MIDDAY DAILY NUMBER: 9-3-4 MIDDAY BIG FOUR: 7-0-4-3 MIDDAY QUINTO: 7-2-7-3-5 EVENING DAILY NUMBER: 3-6-3 EVENING...

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Millville School Director Sue Myers would like to see the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech give more students an opportunity to enroll. “It is my opinion...

BLOOMSBURG — A utility crew replacing a pole had to shut down electricity to the 300 block of East Second Street, which also knocked out power to the...

SHICKSHINNY — A child seen by a state trooper standing on the front passenger seat of a pickup led to the arrest of its driver for DUI and child...

UPPER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old from Trevorton was killed in a weekend crash here in lower Northumberland County, State Police at Stonington...

KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $10 million for a Hazleton man accused in the slaying of a teenage girl who was found shot to death inside...

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COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A Columbus woman set to be sentenced for dealing drugs has been arrested again after authorities say she gave birth to a baby...

Woman admits drunkenness BERWICK — A 42-year-old woman was drunk when she threw a full can of beer on the ground and left it there. Rachel Fallat...

Former area resident was born in Germany

Gerda Maria Kelsey, 92, of Virginia Beach, Va., was born in Hindenburg, Germany, to Maria and Richard Sowka and emigrated to the United States in...

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Owner/Operator of Benton Riverside Market

Christopher H. Thomas, age 73, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 4, 2013. He was married to his lovely bride, Barbara, for 53 years. The couple had two...

Mifflinville native owned/operated golf course

Vogel Marie (Jones) Holloway, 84, of Spring Township died Jan. 19, 2013, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She...

Catawissa native worked in area retail stores

Alice M. Manhart, 94, formerly of Catawissa, passed away Jan. 19, 2013, in Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, S.C. Born in Catawissa, she was the...

Longtime musician taught in Danville schools

Kenneth S. Warmkessel, 82, of McCracken Road in Danville passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was born...

Retired plant manager of Wise Potato Chip Co.

Arthur H. “Art” Slusser, age 90, of St. Augustine, Fla., died on Jan. 19, 2013, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring surrounded by his family. He...

TRW retiree enjoyed reading and sewing

Esther Mae Jones, 84, formerly of 524 E. Front St., Danville, where she had resided for over 50 years, and a lifelong Danville area resident, passed...

Centenarian helped construct Pa. Turnpike

Raymond Meyers, 100, resident of Tavern Road, Hunlock Creek, passed away at home Jan. 21, 2013. He was born Dec. 14, 1912, in Drums, a son of the...

Last employed by Elby’s Big Boy Restaurant

Arlene E. Benjamin, age 93, of 55 Sunshine Road, Shickshinny, died at her home at 8:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, after having been in failing...

Services for infant to be held privately

Liam Paul Laughlin, the infant son of Christopher K. and Shawna R. (McWilliams) Laughlin, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center...

Retired car salesman enjoyed trap shooting

Fred T. Schleppy, 83, of Berwick passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2013, at Berwick Retirement Village, following a short illness. Born in...

Wisconsin woman was Berwick High graduate

Wanda (Houck) Rowe, 66, of Weyauwega, Wis., ended her journey in life after a short battle with cancer on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Wanda, who...

SMITH — Karl L., of 430 Old Berwick Highway, Drums, PA 18222 on Jan. 18, 2013. Calling hours today from 3-6 p.m. with service at 6 p.m. Expressions...

Funeral arrangements to be announced

John T. “Jack” Walsh, 80, of Briar Creek Township died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center. Arrangements are entrusted to the...

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“Afternoon and evening snow showers yesterday came from an Alberta Clipper storm as it passed to our north. While this weak storm gave us only a...

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Fans to hold event today for former Penn St. coach

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer STATE COLLEGE — From bumper stickers to signs posted by a few businesses to the occasional T-shirt, reminders of...

Former Browns coach will be offensive coordinator

PHILADELPHIA — Former Browns coach Pat Shurmur is joining Chip Kelly’s staff with the Philadelphia Eagles, a person familiar with the hiring told The...

LANCASTER, Calif. — The person cast as the mastermind of the hoax involving Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o may tell his side of the story, a family member...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and plan to leave it at that. No phone conversations necessary...

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TORONTO, Ontario — Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Monday night. Miller lost his shutout...

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — C.J. Fair tipped in the go-ahead basket with 19.4 seconds left and No. 3 Syracuse rallied past No. 21 Cincinnati 57-55 on Monday....

MELBOURNE, Australia — Li Na advanced to the Australian Open semifinals for the third time in four years, bringing fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska’...

PHILADELPHIA — Tim Duncan had 24 points and 17 rebounds and Tony Parker scored 20 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their fifth straight win,...

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 25 14.641 — Brooklyn 25 16.610 1 Boston 20 20.500 5½ Philadelphia 17 24.415 9 Toronto...

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —Tom Brady stood helplessly with his hands on his hips after his tipped pass was intercepted. He walked slowly to the sideline,...

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Mike Smith walked into the room, rubbed his white hair and sat down at the podium. His grim expression told it all. The...

OWINGS MILLS, Md. —When the Baltimore Ravens last went to the Super Bowl, Art Modell was the owner, Brian Billick served as head coach and Trent...

SAN FRANCISCO — When Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith drove in the Giants’ victory parade last fall, players on San Francisco’s championship baseball team...

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Jan. 22, 1983 • Jim Martin (105 pounds) and Rob Meloy (126) each record pins in the Danville wrestling team’s 27-23 win over Williamsport. Jan. 22...

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with C Matt Wieters, INF Chris Davis, LHP Troy Patton and LHP Brian Matusz on one-...

Today BASKETBALL High school girls CCCS at Walnut Street Chr......... 6 p.m. Bloomsburg at Millville............. 7 p.m. Neumann at Benton...

Photo provided Central Wins Nesbitt Tournament The Central Columbia ninth grade boys basketball team won the 21st annual Charles Nesbitt Tournament...

SHAMOKIN — Amber Renz scored a game-high 17 points to lead Danville to a 48-34 win over Shamokin in high school girls basketball Monday. Ericka...

nfl FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Feb. 3 Super Bowl At New Orleans San Francisco 4 49 Baltimore NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at...

P-Nut Bowl Midway Lanes TUESDAY PETERSON DOUBLES Week 18 W L Todd/Andrew 92 48 Cam/Zack 87 53 Brianne/Nate 83 57 John/Scott 78 62 Larry/...

CYCLING 3:30 p.m. NBCSN — Tour Down Under, stage 1, Prospect to Lobethal, Australia (same-day tape) ——————————————— MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p....

Orangeville Sportsmen’s Club Jan. 20 Squad one: Jeff Will, 19. Squad two: Bud Bowman, 22. Squad three: (tie) Tony Sinabaldi, 20; Will, 20....

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We don’t cover politics in this space, and we really don’t want to. But “The Buzz” does consider it part of its jurisdiction when celebrities — for...

HEMLOCK TWP. — A man stole two compound hunting bows from a garage while breaking into vehicles in an upscale neighborhood, police said. Michael...

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN (AP) — Blue Mountain High School senior Rebecca Downey has studied Spanish and French and is now working on her own to learn a third...

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This is a compilation of anecdotes and facts surrounding President Barack Obama’s second inaugural. ••• Leaving his mark As the nation observed...

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