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January 2, 2012


David Millard / Budget

If state spending stays on it's same pace the next six months... the treasury could see a deficit of a half – billion dollars. That's not chump change according to State Representative David Millard of Mt. Pleasant Township. During a recent interview... Representative Millard there are two things the state can do... curb spending... or consider a tax increase. And Representative Millard said that all the options will be discussed in the State Senate and House during the next few weeks.

 

Shuman Building

If you drive by Fifth and East Streets... you'll find something missing. The old Shuman Building is nothing more than a pile of rubble... most of it taken down at the start of the weekend by Sokol, Incorporated. Over the past two generations... the brick building has housed businesses... such as a gym... and before that... a Chevrolet dealership. Now... the parcel is expected to make way for student housing.

 

First Baby / Geisinger

One of the first babies of 2012 was born early Sunday morning at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. A hospital spokesperson tells us that Jared Anthony Allen Bump was born at 1:17 AM. The parents are Kimberly Whitney and Joseph Bump of Blossburg... in Tioga County. Meantime.. Mary Shuman and Corey Hutchinson of Bloomsburg are the parent of the second child born at Geisinger in 2012.

 

GHS / Shamokin

The Shamokin Area Community Hospital has a new owner. Geisinger Health Systems officially took over the facility on New Year's Day fourteen months after a merger proposal was announced. The merger will allow people in the Shamokin area to receive top – notch medical care through GMC - recognized doctors. Still going through the regulatory process is Geisinger's proposed merger with the Bloomsburg Hospital.

 

YMCA Run

You might call it beginners luck as Joe Stanek of Ashley... in Luzerne County... was the class of the field of 400 plus participants in Saturday night's 10th Annual YMCA 5 k Run / Walk through the streets of Bloomsburg. Money raised through the event's entry fee goes towards programs produced by the YMCA on a year round basis.

 

Interim Manager

The former Luzerne County budget and finance chief has been selected as the interim county manager. Tom Pribula has agreed to take the job... but is not being considered as a permanent County Manager. The new 11 member Luzerne County Council takes over this week... replacing the three person commission. It will be up to the council to select a permanent manager from five candidates within the next six months.

 

Turnpike Tolls

If you use the Pennsylvania Turnpike... whether it be the Northeast Extension or the east – west portion... you're paying high tolls. The tolls increased 10% starting on New Year's Day. However, rates have not increased if you use an E-Z Pass transponder. The reason for the increase... to pay off debt accumulated by the Turnpike Commission.... and help cushion a statewide transportation funding shortfall.

 

Hazleton Attorney

That Hazleton – area attorney charged with having sex with a teenage girl in a Wilkes – Barre motel... will be allowed to travel to Africa later this month. Attorney Robert Zanicky had his passport yanked by a judge last week. That document is back in his hands so he can travel to Africa to take part in a soccer camp for kids. However, Zanicky is not to have unsupervised contact with any of the children.

 

WHLM Sports

National Football League

The NFL regular season came to an end Sunday. In a game that decided the NFC East title and a trip to the playoffs... the New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys 31 to 14. In other games Sunday... the Miami Dolphins getting by the New York Jets 19 to 17... The Philadelphia Eagles downed the Washington Redskins 34 to 10... and the Pittsburgh Steelers getting by the Cleveland Browns 13 to 9...

 

Bowl Games

College football takes center stage Monday with 6 bowl games on the schedule including Penn State taking on Houston at noon in Dallas.... and Oregon facing Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl at 5 o'clock.

 

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