Stories from Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Security chief says Confederate symbols are allowed, but discouraged at Bloom grounds
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair won’t allow any Nazi memorabilia at this year’s event, and it has banned protests on...
Covered Geisinger workers must now fill routine prescriptions by mail
DANVILLE — Two local independent pharmacy managers say they’ll lose business now that Geisinger Health Plan has begun...
Strike authorized, but not imminent, union official says
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Columbia Montour Vo-Tech’s 49 teachers enter the 2017-18 school year working under terms of a union...
Ex-Hazleton mayor officially joins GOP candidates eyeing D.C.
From staff and wire reports Local Congressman Lou Barletta will face a tough battle trying to wrest a U.S. Senate seat...
Closure rumors don’t help, project fundraiser says
BLOOMSBURG —The committee working to rebuild the Norris E. Rock Memorial Pool is asking the town to either support...

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Free Men’s Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 320 Market St., Berwick. ALOHA: Gathering of older couples...
• Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., Bloomsburg’s Zoning Hearing Board will hear an appeal of the zoning officer’s decision to deny a...
1963: The “Hot Line” communications link between Washington and Moscow went into operation. 1984: The space shuttle...
• Actor Cameron Finley, 30. • Actress Johanna Braddy, 30. • TV personality Lisa Ling, 44. • Actress Cameron Diaz,...
More Korean missiles mulled SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more ballistic...
Naked bike ride planned PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The wheels are in motion for Philadelphia’s next gathering of naked...
TREASURE HUNT: 1-11-25-26-28 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 8-4, Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 0-3-8, Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 5-0-6...


 
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Expect most of the swimmers at Ber-Vaughn pool Tuesday, Sept. 5, to be doing the doggy paddle. Pooches and their...
WILLIAMSPORT — Lock Haven University has been accused in court of forcing out older employees to avoid paying the...
SCRANTON (AP) — A jury will hear the case of three teenagers accused of having caused the death of a police officer...


 
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Loved books, word puzzles and animals
Elizabeth J. Lewis, 91, of Bloomsburg went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the Geisinger Bloomsburg...
Longtime organist, choirmaster, music director
Douglas Olmstead Truax, 75, of East Front Street, Berwick, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center,...
WWII Purple Heart recipient, longtime farmer
Gordon E. Bitler, 94, 193 Magargle Road, Danville, died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical...
Bloomsburg native served as archivist
Kristen Dagny Turner, incomparable wife, sister, daughter and friend, passed away on Aug. 27, 2017, in the company of...
Green Bay and Yankee fan served in Air Force
Andrew Joseph Dula, 83, of Harveyville returned home to the Lord early Monday morning Aug. 28, 2017, at Geisinger...
Avid NASCAR, football fan retired from Merck
Roger P. Seidler, 71, of Danville passed away on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. He was born in...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Katherine P. “Kay” Reber, 93, formerly of 3 Tower View Circle, Danville, died at 8:14 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017,...
His name is Haedrich Jeffrey Haedrich is the owner of Taps Sports Bar & Grill in Briar Creek. His name was...
Alexis M. Gross Michael Sr. and Jackie (Watts) Gross, Rehoboth Beach, Del., are the parents of a daughter, Alexis Mary...


 
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LEWISBURG — Sea Island Gullah music by Ranky Tanky will be featured Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. outdoors on the Weis Center Plaza...


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“I have heard some criticism of forecasters for not doing a good job with Hurricane Harvey. This is false. Those...
HAZLE TWP. — A Hazleton woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when her car went through a red light and struck an oncoming...


 
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Pick your protein for Labor Day holiday
Labor Day is fast approaching, signaling the traditional end of summer grilling season. Why not go out with a real...
Beans are an inexpensive and lean source of protein, fiber and micronutrients. But it’s easy to fall into a bean rut...


 
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PAXINOS — Meadowview Christian Academy has completed construction of a 4-classroom building at the rear of the main...
Why isn’t Vince Demelfi in Berwick trying to save their town manager. That’s the town he and his family are from. Go...

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They’re annoying. Really, really annoying. But the Kardashians may have finally done something worth “Keeping Up” with...
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is recalling almost 281,000 CC and Passat sedans and wagons in the U.S., because the fuel...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) —Warren Buffett’s company is now Bank of America’s largest shareholder. Bank of America said Tuesday...
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DEAR ABBY: I moved to the Philippines five years ago. While I was there I met “Emma.” After a few months, I realized...
We are having the most pleasant summer that I can remember. I have always thought southern Illinois summers were a bit...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 69-year-old woman. I still have hot flashes since a partial hysterectomy at age 24. I have...
HOUSTON (AP) — Joel Osteen opened his Houston megachurch to those seeking shelter after social media critics slammed...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are honest, sincere and fast-thinking. You also are responsible and reliable. This is a...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by John Sexton at HotAir.com. Yesterday I wrote about Kathy Griffin’s...
Law turned inside out
To be honest, we were hoping we’d never again have to write about Linda Tarlecki, Queen of Aristes, Locustdale and the...
While mainstream media is busy condemning any conservative movement which publicly demonstrates for its cause, it seems...
MONUMENTS (WHY): statues and monuments aren’t always put up to honor the person or an event. Sometimes they were put...
Patriots across the Lehigh Valley will converge upon Allentown on Friday, Sept. 1 for a rally calling on U.S. Rep....
Our members of Congress go back to Washington, D.C. in September. They should cut taxes for small businesses right away...
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70th anniversary Lewis and Eloise (Belles) Miller, 1620 S.R. 93, Berwick, PA 18603, celebrated their 70th wedding...
Sugarloaf school reunion is Saturday ELK GROVE — The annual Sugarloaf Consolidated School Reunion will be held...
Driver safety refresher course offered BENTON — A four-hour AARP Driver Safety Classroom Refresher Course is being...
Baer descendants to gather on Sept. 6 BERWICK — Descendants of Melville and Antionette Baer will hold a reunion on...
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HOUSTON — The Houston Cougars could have played their football game at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday. Instead they...
Pittsburgh defenders can shift from corner to safety
PITTSBURGH — The nameplate over Cam Sutton’s locker isn’t actually a plate at all. It’s a yellow sheet of paper with...
Roethlisberger, Flacco, Dalton are among AFC’s best
A tweet answered the biggest question in the AFC North — in fewer than 100 characters, no less. “Informed the team I...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Many things have changed for third-ranked Florida State since Derwin James last played in a game....
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —A.J. Hinch conceded it was difficult to concentrate on baseball. Like the rest of the Astros and...
East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Boston 75 57.568 — — 5-5 W-2 40-25 35-32 New York 70 60.538 4 — 5-5 L...
CINCINNATI — Scott Schebler hit his first career grand slam, and the Cincinnati Reds ended their 14-game losing streak...
BATTING—Altuve, Houston,.355; Garcia, Chicago,.321; Hosmer, Kansas City,.318; Reddick, Houston,.306; Schoop, Baltimore...
TORONTO — Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a four-hitter, Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run and Boston beat...
BALTIMORE — Dylan Bundy threw a one-hitter for his first career shutout, Manny Machado hit two of Baltimore’s four solo...
AMERICAN LEAGUE Rays 12, Royals 0 Tampa Bay 106 100 004—12 12 0 Kansas City 000 000 000— 0 2 0 Pruitt, Andriese (7...
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NEW YORK — The question was rather simple after Angelique Kerber became only the second defending U.S. Open champion in...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. —Matthew Stafford has more time, and money, to accomplish what the Detroit Lions drafted him to do...
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Aug. 30, 1987 • Ben Johnson beats Carl Lewis and breaks the world record in the 100 at the World Championships in Rome...
International League North Division W L Pct. GB S/W-B (Yankees) 84 50.627 — Rochester (Twins) 77 58.570 7½ Lehigh...
MLB FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Philadelphia 105/-105 Atlanta at Philadelphia OFF Atlanta St....
HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 — Saratoga Live, With Anticipation Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ——————————————— MLB 1...
NANTICOKE — Isabella Arndt and Sidney Lloyd won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles for Berwick in a 3-2 loss to GAR in...
CEN PENN ALLIANCE Week 3 standings Pony Division W L T PF PA Bloomsburg 3 0 0 53 13 Berwick White 1 1 0 40 18...
Today GOLF High school boys Nanticoke at Berwick........... 3:30 p.m. TENNIS High school girls Montoursville at...