Stories from Friday, December 14, 2012

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Dog dies
BERWICK — Fire ripped through a mobile home in Berwick on Thursday, killing the family’s pet Labrador retriever and...
BERWICK — Berwick Hospital Center hopes to break ground on a $4.1 million renovation to its medical and surgical area...
Girl is home after mishap with pillow
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The father of a baby who apparently swallowed a feather from a pillow says she is home from the...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An imprisoned man whose infatuation with Justin Bieber included a tattoo of the pop star on his leg...
Many requests for help from the Brighter Christmas Fund come not from those in need, but from family or friends worried...
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Rice out as secretary hopeful WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from...
• The 2013 budget for the Berwick Area Joint Sewer Authority is available for public inspection Monday through Friday,...
1911: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first men to reach the South Pole, beating out a...
Hoagie Pick Up: Community of Christ, 750 Market St., Bloomsburg, with prior order. Cookie Sale: 2-6 p.m., St. Paul’s...
• Actress Vanessa Hudgens, 24. • Actress Sophie Monk, 33. • Actress Tammy Blanchard, 36. • Actress KaDee Strickland,...
Police: Dad stole kids’ gifts UNIONTOWN (AP) — Police say a man is in jail for literally stealing Christmas....
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Woman charged for role in fight BEAVER TWP. — A woman involved in a brawl that left her needing facial surgery is now...
Some Mill Street residents may be kept awake at night by the grinding of asphalt next September. Work to improve...
$3.8M building near Aristes to be completed by end of spring
ARISTES — The Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry is building a new office at the Weiser State Forest off Route 42 near...
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Man, 23, accused of buying minors beer BLOOMSBURG — Scott Grivner, 23, a Bloomsburg University student from Wilkes-...
$80G from three corporate donors jump starts playground
BLOOMSBURG — The campaign to rebuild Kidsburg has gotten a jump start: three corporate donations totalling $80,000,...
How to volunteer: To sign up to help the Kidsburg effort, email coordinator Deb Huckans at debhuckans@yahoo.com. To...
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Hobby farmer bred Belgian draft horses
Ronald “Ron” E. Diehl Sr., 64, of Hetlerville Road, Nescopeck, passed on Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2012, at his home,...
WW II Navy veteran, avid softball, Phillies fan
Joseph J. Keszkowski, age 90, of 202 N. Fourth St., Catawissa, died at his home at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012....
Police: Men sold drugs in Berwick
BERWICK — Two men sold heroin to confidential informants, according to arrest papers. Gary A. Evans, 47, of 660 Old...
Son in Riverside is among man’s survivors
Ralph Bartlett, 81, of Johnson City, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the Ideal Senior Living...
Central Columbia educator was Navy veteran
Lamar H. Sausser, 84, of 43 Lamar Lane, Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at his residence. He was...
BLOOMSBURG — A husband charged with roughing up his pregnant wife while intoxicated in their Sherwood Village home had...
Grayden L. Fry Randy and Cheryl (Wenner) Fry, Danville, are the parents of a son, Grayden Lee, born Monday, Dec. 10,...
Red Hats Queen Mum was misidentified Marguerite Dalious is the Queen Mum of the Red Rose Red Hats. Her name was...
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The view from washington, pa.
A recent story in this newspaper detailed a political debate about whether Gov. Tom Corbett has violated his pledge not...
Teachers union distorts truth
Our lead story Sunday reported that the average teacher salary now tops $50,000 in six of nine local school districts...
One should not be shocked at the Danville Area School District teachers’ salaries. For too long we have had past and...
Larry Lahiff (Dec. 4) has it all backwards. He and others of his ilk are the ones using “tired old arguments” (...
Another year of TreeFest has come and gone and, as always, we wish to thank everyone who attended and hope you had a...
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Cops: Angry guest damaged vehicle BLOOMSBURG — Town police charged 23-year-old Zachary Meyers of Bangor with public...
BERWICK — Council has put off hiring three new police officers until at least January after one councilman objected to...
CAMP HILL — Police here are looking into a possible link between a report of an attempt to lure a Benton boy into a...

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