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city (1990 pop. 11,591), seat of Northumberland co., E central Pa., on the Susquehanna River at the confluence of its north and west branches; laid out 1772, inc. 1921. It is in an agricultural area with grain, apples, livestock, and dairying. Foods, fiberboard insulation, steel wire and cable, apparel, textiles, and wood products are manufactured. The city was the site of a Native American village in the early 18th cent. In 1742 a mission was established, and in 1756 Fort Augusta was built (parts of the fort still stand). Thomas A. EdisonEdison, Thomas Alva,
1847–1931, American inventor, b. Milan, Ohio. A genius in the practical application of scientific principles, Edison was one of the greatest and most productive inventors of his time, but his formal schooling was limited to three months in Port Huron,
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 worked in Sunbury. On the Susquehanna is a large "fabridam"—a dam of a fabric that can be collapsed and inflated.
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"Are we far from Sunbury?" I said, in a matter-of-fact tone.
As they passed Sunbury Church, the clock struck seven.
Sunbury was passed through, and they came again into the lonely road.
Unceremonious closure of Staines and Sunbury fire stations leaves 'sour taste' for firefighters, union claims
Port Trevorton, PA, September 03, 2018 --( Melanie Simms' third book, "Life Signs and Fortune Cookies" is now available for purchase through, Barnes and Noble, Sunbury Press and many other notable book outlets.
According to The Daily Item in Sunbury, Pa., Joseph Walter "Mike" Egan has filed a lawsuit against the newspaper and its parent company, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., for defamation.
Sunbury's Ahmed Hassan, 18, remains in custody after being arrested in~Dover on September 16.
Spencer Jones said the home of mother Penny, 71, and father Ron Jones, 88, in Sunbury, which has been inspected by forensic officers for the last week, is a "place of love and tolerance".
Both suspects had been taken in by foster carers Ronald Jones, 88, and wife Penelope, 71, at their home in Sunbury. Police said neither men had been arrested before and were not known to them.
Earlier on Saturday, British police arrested an 18-year-old man in the port of Dover and raided a property in Sunbury, a small town outside London, as they hunted for whoever planted the device.
UGI Energy Services launched construction of the 20-inch Sunbury Pipeline with a groundbreaking ceremony near the Panda Power Funds Hummel Station generating plant in Shamokin Dam.