Stories from Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Officials: $30G upgrade needs fix due to shoddy job
BLOOMSBURG — After spending $30,000 to upgrade the flooring in a heavily-used Bloomsburg Fair building last year,...
Police pull man from class at BU
BLOOMSBURG — A 23-year-old Bloomsburg University student wept after he was arraigned Tuesday on charges of raping a...
CEO tells crowd area wasn’t first choice for medical marijuana company
DANVILLE — Pete Kadens didn’t want to put his Pennsylvania medical marijuana growing operation — and its initial...
19-year-old allegedly told juvenile to choose between one sock in face and full-on fight
BLOOMSBURG — A teenage girl told police she gave a young woman permission to punch her in the face rather than have to...
Bench obliges defendant who says he can better work on his drinking problem while in jail
BLOOMSBURG — A man made an unusual request to Judge Gary Norton as he pleaded guilty to two DUI arrests in Columbia...


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Men’s Free Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church kitchen, 320 Market St., Berwick. Blood Drive: 1-6 p.m.,...
• A short general membership meeting of the Berwick Industrial Development Association, Inc. is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 4...
• Rock singer Niall Horan (One Direction), 24. • Actor Ben Savage, 37. • Singer Fiona Apple, 40. • Actress Jean...
1971: A four-day inmates’ rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York ended as police and guards...
Van prompts terrorism scare MADRID (AP) — Police in Barcelona said a false alarm involving a suspicious van prompted...
Amtrak crash case dismissed PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An unusual, 11th-hour attempt to put an Amtrak engineer behind bars...
TREASURE HUNT: 3-5-10-17-18 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 8-4; WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-7-3; WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 0-2-8-...


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On Monday, volunteer firefighter Brett Bodwalk donned his gear — weighing about 50 pounds — then climbed the...
DANVILLE — A Danville woman’s “sudden and unexplained” death is under investigation, according to the coroner. Stacey...
MIFFLINVILLE — A police officer confronted a man who was at a park pavilion after 9:30 p.m. and discovered the man had...
SALEM TWP. — A reactor at the nuclear plant here automatically reduced power Monday when a relay tripped, regulators...
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives returned to the Capitol on Monday for its first session in seven...
VALLEY TWP. — A man from the Bronx lost control of his car on Interstate 80 early Saturday, driving off the road and...
BLOOMSBURG — This Thursday and Friday, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s performances of “The Diary of Anne Frank ” are “...
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Big game hunter, amateur HAM radio operator
Donald E. Mausteller, 84, of Danville passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Grandview Nursing Home in...
Former truck driver enjoyed Saturday breakfasts
Eugene R. Frankford, 77, of Bloomsburg passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital. He was...
Christmas tree grower, real estate developer
Joseph Louis Ahearn Sr., 78, of Aston Township and Plains died at home on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, surrounded by his...
Enjoyed crocheting, making family keepsakes
Marlene S. (Hickman) Kishbaugh, 80, of Shickshinny passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at her daughter’s home in...
Photography and gardening among hobbies
Robert E. Evans, 95, of East Tenth Street, Berwick, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at his home. Born July 7, 1922, in...
Kennedy Van Saun worker enjoyed fishing
Robert E. Foust, 90, of Danville passed away on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation...
Former GMC desk clerk loved to play cards
Elizabeth M. “Betty” Shepulski, 97, of Danville passed away on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. She...
Meth lab found MAHONING TWP. — State Police found a methamphetamine lab discarded on a grass walking trail near...
COLUMBIA COUNTY • Justin Allen Whitehair, 319 N. Third St., Catawissa, son of Roy Whitehair and the late Gaye Ann Long...
DANVILLE — The Catawissa man who crashed his motorcycle Sept. 3 remained in critical condition at Geisinger Medical...
Marshall R. Bucher Austin and Shannon (Danilowicz) Bucher of Catawissa are the parents of a son, Marshall Ray, born...

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Using a credit card doesn’t require much effort or experience. Swipe, insert or click and you can charge what you want...
BOSTON — New England’s fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it’s enough to make a maple leaf blush. For the first...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) —He was an Elvis Presley-loving sailor who spun records for the U.S. Navy radio station on the...
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NEW YORK — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a recent U.S. government report...
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) —As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you’ll realize it’s nothing like any of the previous...
BUCKHORN — On Monday, two men and a woman used a stolen credit card to stock up on $365 worth of merchandise from...
WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A retrial has begun for a woman accused of having tried to kill herself and her two young children...
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“High cirrus clouds yesterday indicated that moisture from what was Hurricane Irma was creeping slowly northward. “...
LONDON (AP) — British engineers say they have launched a “sewer war” against a giant fat blob clogging London’s sewers...
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Almost everyone loves a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup. The following recipes take those classics...
GENEVA — Swallow deeply, pinch the nose and repeat the mantra: “Tastes like beef, tastes likes beef.” Then bite into...
The first church Sunday at our house is passed. It was a new and interesting challenge for us to host church....
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We’re twisted up inside and feel the need to say “The Goldbergs” is coming to Nick at Nite. The nostalgia-based cable...
DEAR ABBY: I enjoy reading your column, especially letters regarding young girls and their social skills. I have two...
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife is in dire need of knee replacements but she is allergic to nickel, which is found to some...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are thoughtful, kind and devoted to others. You also are focused and persevering. This is a...
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MIAMI (AP) — Most commercial airports in Florida reopened Tuesday, but activity was limited and hundreds of flights...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man must spend two to six months in prison because he drove impaired by drugs, causing a...
• Megan L. Hill, Bloomsburg, from Nashua Hill, Bloomsburg, married June 25, 2010. • Pamela R. Sellers, Nescopeck, from...
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What is going on in Bloomsburg? People trash properties and no one does a thing. Send your photographer to 236 and 238...
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Kevin Costner’s casino closes DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) —A casino owned by actor and director Kevin Costner has shut down...
BY JOEY FLECHAS Associated Press Writer MIAMI — Between the imposing condo towers and the picturesque sands of Miami...
ST. SIMONS, Ga. — The destruction of Glynn Haven Baptist Church caused something of an uproar when the demolition crew...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — For some it’s just an expression. But some people literally bleed for the orange and blue. Those...
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Bridge club lists high scores ELYSBURG — Ralpho Township Public Library Bridge Club met Sept. 5. Two couples tied for...
60th anniversaries • Richard and Dolores Renz, 102 Jade Ave., Danville, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary....
Achievement Show roundup held ROHRSBURG — The recent meeting of the Rohrsburg Community 4-H Club was a project roundup...
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Already in 1965, Valery Giscard d’Estaing, President Charles De Gaulle’s minister of finance, complained about the “...
Look at Berwick ballot
Was anyone surprised by the Columbia County Democratic Party’s selection of a teacher as its fourth nominee for a seat...
A few weeks ago Pennsylvania state senators voted to hike taxes on natural gas. Their budget proposal, which passed 26-...
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump headed to North Dakota to discuss his tax overhaul plans last week, but not all of...
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MINNEAPOLIS — After twists and turns worthy of the very spy series it sprung from, a movie featuring fictional...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In the late 1970s, pop artist Andy Warhol and writer Truman Capote recorded dozens of hours of...
AP Travel Editor Festivals, train rides and rambles around New England all offer opportunities for enjoying the region...
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Steelers DE injured left biceps in win over Browns
PITTSBURGH — The anxiety among the Pittsburgh Steelers after defensive end Stephon Tuitt left two plays into their...
Kaepernick’s frat, players continue to voice anger
DETROIT — Colin Kaepernick’s protest movement rolled on without him on NFL opening weekend, as his fraternity marched...
Amid the misery in Florida caused by Hurricane Irma, the state still has places to play. The Jacksonville Jaguars were...
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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians share a record with a team celebrated by Hollywood. “Money-ball” has its sequel....
NEW YORK — Adeiny Hechavarria hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning off Sonny Gray and the Tampa Bay Rays,...
BOSTON — Mookie Betts hit two home runs and a two-run triple, and Boston rolled past Oakland. The Red Sox, winners of...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Brandon Moss hit a grand slam in the first inning for his third consecutive game with a homer,...
TORONTO — Richard Urena singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and Toronto rallied to beat Baltimore, handing...
WASHINGTON — Freddie Freeman hit a three-run home run off Gio Gonzalez and Julio Teheran threw seven shutout innings as...
BATTING—Altuve, Houston,.351; Hosmer, Kansas City,.327; Garcia, Chicago,.322; Reddick, Houston,.315; Ramirez, Cleveland...
AMERICAN LEAGUE Yankees 5, Rays 1 New York 000 500 000—5 4 0 Tampa Bay 010 000 000—1 8 2 Sabathia, Robertson (5),...
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LIMA, Peru — These were the jobs nobody wanted. Sure, becoming leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee meant you...
MINNEAPOLIS — The frequently heavy pressure allowed by Minnesota’s offensive line last season prompted, naturally, just...
CINCINNATI — Adam “Pacman” Jones watched and winced as the Bengals stumbled through one of their worst season openers...
COSTA MESA, Calif. —Don’t tell Anthony Lynn about the Chargers’ voluminous recent history of narrow defeats and...
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Sept. 13, 1987 • Martina Navratilova becomes the first triple winner at a Grand Slam tennis event in 14 years,...
WILKES-BARRE — Renny Murphy scored a pair of goals and assisted two others to lead Berwick to a 5-1 win over Nanticoke...