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Montour County Woman Celebrates 100

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Around 50 people gathered inside the Emmanuel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Maria Joseph Manor near Danville.
They were here to celebrate Josie Baylor who's turning 100 years young.
"I feel just the same as yesterday. Not any difference," said Josie Baylor.
Josie grew up on a farm near Bloomsburg.
"I milked cows, I had to load hay, straw, and wheat. I worked on the farm, hard work," said Baylor.
For her special day, Josie was surrounded by four generations of family, including her son Eugene.

‘I get to talk about miracles’ – Miss Pennsylvania Visits Young Patients

JANET WEIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL -- It's no fun being in the hospital, especially when you're a child. Kids at Janet Weis Children's Hospital got a special visitor on Tuesday. A visit from Miss Pennsylvania brought smiles and laughs.
The oncology floor at Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Montour County is a place people hope they never have to go, but some children spend a lot of time there. On this day, they got a visit from Miss Pennsylvania.

Geisinger to Offer Paid Parental Leave to Employees

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A large employer in Montour County will soon be offering a major perk for its workers.
Geisinger Medical Center announced that starting next month, all full-time employees can take paid parental leave after having a child.
With 32,000 people working for the Geisinger Medical System, it’s seen as one of the largest employers here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Now those workers, including those at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville, will be receiving a major perk on the job.

Seniors Learn Sign Language

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The community center at Maria Joseph Manor near Danville is a popular place for residents to spend time.
On Monday, the room is extra busy. It's time for the weekly sign language class.
A few months ago, Janice Carpender came to live at Maria Joseph Manor. Janice is deaf and uses sign language to communicate. That was a problem for fellow residents who wanted to talk to her.
"To speak to her and see her great smile every day, that's what it takes, you have to know sign language a little bit," Gaylord Laumech said.

Fun at the Montour Delong Community Fair

LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Community fairs are a great way to have fun this summer and there are plenty of them to choose from. The Montour Delong Community Fair runs all this week near Washingtonville.
Before the Montour Delong Community Fair opens for the day, the rides, games, and food stands are quiet, but walk back to the barns, and that's a different story. Kids were busy getting their livestock ready for competition.
"Basically, take care of them and clip them up, make them look good for the show," Courtney Shuman explained.

Keeping Tabs on Your Financial Information

COOPER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Capital One says it will be offering free credit monitoring and identity protection for any customers affected by the massive data breach. In Pennsylvania, bank managers are also taking action.
"I think one of the most important things that comes to mind when an unfortunate incident like this happens, is just making sure that we're doing our part to remind everyone how important it is to take advantage of the security options available to you," said Colleen Phillips, Service 1st vice president of marketing.

Danville Woman Reflects on Record-setting Swim

ITALY -- A swimmer from Montour County is now a world first.
Back in June, we introduced you to April Warrick of Danville who was training to become the first American woman to swim from Italy to France. Now, after accomplishing her goal, she spoke to Newswatch 16 about her record swim.
"I noticed I could see the ocean floor, and I just started bawling. It was so emotional because I knew that I did it. I knew that I made it. I was right there," Warrick said.

Update: Man Drowned in Creek in Montour County Saturday Night

UPDATE: The coroner tells Newswatch 16 he was called to Chillisquaque Creek near Danville just after 9 last night.
Arlen Weaver was at the creek with his family but lost his grip on a flotation device and went under.
The coroner says the official cause of death is drowning.
State police are investigating after the incident in Montour County.

Roadways Busy with Holiday Travelers

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- There won't be much independence from traffic this weekend as people drive to their holiday destinations.
According to AAA, there will be more than 40 million travelers on the roads this weekend. Newswatch 16 found some of them at a rest stop along Interstate 80 near Danville.
"It's been a little heavier than it normally is on the trip, and it's patchy here and there," Christa Verem said.
AAA says nearly two million more travelers than last year are planning Fourth of July getaways. All those extra travelers mean extra traffic.

Beat the Heat: Healthy Summer Hydration Tips

This week is expected to be hot and very humid as we near the Fourth of July.
It's the kind of weather that can sometimes lead to dehydration if you're not careful.
To help beat the heat, Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey turned to Weis Markets' registered dietitians Beth Stark and Kathyrn Long in Danville.
The pair offered all sorts of tips and tricks for healthy hydration in the warmer months.
Plus, Weis Markets presented Ryan with a $15,000 donation Wednesday morning to WNEP's Ryan's Run 10. To date, Weis Markets has donated $150,000 to Ryan's Run.

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