3 join Sun-Gazette
Two new reporters have joined the Sun-Gazette editorial staff and a new sales representative has joined the advertising department.
Samantha Wallace will cover religion and charities as well as transportation issues. She also will cover South Williamsport and Muncy municipal news and East Lycoming and South Williamsport school boards.
Nico Salvatori has been assigned to the outdoors beat and veterans stories. He will be covering police and fire news as well. His responsibilities also include coverage of Muncy and Montgomery school boards as well as Woodward and Loyalsock Township supervisors.
Salvatori was with the Sun-Gazette as a correspondent previously and Wallace has been interning on the editing side of the newsroom for the past six months.
"We're thrilled to have both Samantha and Nico on our award-winning staff," said David F. Troisi, Sun-Gazette editor. "They both possess a solid work ethic and attitude for teamwork that we need to remain a top-notch staff."
Dan Lewis has been hired as an advertising representative and will be handling the Muncy, Hughesville, Montgomery and South Williamsport territories.
"We are happy to have Dan on our staff," said Sun-Gazette Advertising Manager John Leeser. "With his previous sales background and his graphic arts experience, we feel he will be able to work well with the accounts he'll be serving."
Lewis, a Jersey Shore native, is a Pennsylvania College of Technology graduate and actually began working with the Sun-Gazette as a paperboy at age 13.
Clifford A. Rieders, a partner in the law firm of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Harris, Waters, Waffenschmidt & Dohrmann, presented his Master Works seminar for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers on Dec. 12. The 2-hour seminar focused on some of the most vexing litigation problems encountered by lawyers around the state. These difficult and unique legal scenarios were explored in depth with the aid of a PowerPoint demonstration. Some of the subjects covered more evidentiary problems in medical professional liability cases, issues under the Mcare Act, the use of expert witnesses, and the like.
Rieders is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association Central Pennsylvania Chapter, and he is a Nationally Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate. Rieders is an honors graduate from New York University at Georgetown University Law Center. He is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, New York State, District of Columbia, and numerous federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Rieders is a noted lecturer, author and trial lawyer.