Stories from Friday, December 1, 2017

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Area officials highlight attractions, growth in Bloomsburg and Berwick
BLOOMSBURG — A national business website says Bloomsburg and Berwick are the most boring areas of Pennsylvania. But...
New owners expand menu, offer wine, Sunday brunch, live music
RUSH TWP. — The Cherokee Tap Room was known as the place for good beer and burgers. Now that it’s under new ownership,...
CONYNGHAM TWP. — A proposed budget meeting Thursday night turned into a hostile interrogation of supervisor Linda...
SCOTT TWP. — A woman was taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Route 487 near Central...
For some families, a cash crunch at Christmas is simply a matter of bad timing. Take, for example, Charlie, Loretta and...

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1921: The Navy flew the first non-rigid dirigible to use helium; the C-7 traveled from Hampton Roads, Virginia, to...
• Actress Ashley Monique Clark, 29. • Actress-comedian Sarah Silverman, 47. • Actress-model Carol Alt, 57. •...
• Berwick’s Civil Service Commission will meet Monday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. • The Greenwood Township Municipal Authority’...
N. Korea missile pics probed TOKYO (AP) — North Korea released dozens of photos Thursday of the Hwasong-15, a new...
Park blamed for eye parasite PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh amusement park claiming...
TreeFest 2017: 4-8 p.m., Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg; benefits BTE. Welcome Santa Parade: 6 p.m...
TREASURE HUNT: 05-12-22-24-28 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 5-1; Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 4-2-4; Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 8-2-...


 
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The 14th annual Mission Mall alternative gift fair hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mifflinville is coming to...
LEHMAN TWP. — A Hunlock Creek man was arraigned Thursday on charges alleging he molested two young sisters for years,...
RIVERSIDE — A Riverside man is facing drug charges here, according to the Shamokin newspaper. Brian Scott Webb, 39,...


 
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HAZLETON — The former mayor of Hazleton is throwing his hat into a ring already crowded with contenders for Rep. Lou...
HARRISBURG — An Erie man was arrested on felony charges Thursday for pouring scalding water on a mentally disabled man...
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Picking out a Christmas tree? Cornell University scientists have some tips. Plant pathologist...
MIFFLIN TWP. — A Wapwallopen man was charged with theft for stealing scrap metal, according to court documents. Police...
BLOOMSBURG — The following landlord/tenant complaints filed in the offices of District Judge Russell L. Lawton....


 
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500 warned of genetic health risks
DANVILLE — Geisinger announced Thursday that it has passed a milestone in its MyCode genetic screening program,...
READING — UGI Central Penn Gas (UGI) announced its purchased gas cost rates will decrease today. As a result, the...
BLOOMSBURG — The following civil complaints have been filed in the magisterial court of District Judge Russell L....


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Airianna N. Shepherd Timothy and Tanya (Cratty) Shepherd, Benton, are the parents of a daughter, Airianna Nicholle,...
Master electrician enjoyed woodworking
Harold “Jim” Hafer, 81, of Benton passed away Nov. 26, 2017, in Geisinger Medical Center. He is survived by his loving...
Enjoyed decorating, hosting holiday gatherings
Florence “Louise” (Lipski) Levan, 75, of Berwick, passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center,...
Enjoyed restoring tractors, tinkering in garage
Wayne C. Baylor, 78, of Danville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at home. He was born Feb. 14, 1939...
Visitation announced for Benton woman
Jacqueline Joan Hoffman, 53, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Born Nov. 28...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Kenneth E. Sorber, age 86, 479 W. 8-1/2 St., Bloomsburg, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the Grandview...
NEW YORK — Jim Nabors made good on his last name when he brought Gomer Pyle to “The Andy Griffith Show.” His big-...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A rare earthquake jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast on Thursday evening, prompting...


 
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BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS ★½ Under-appreciated women (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) rebel against the...
The great playwright Eugene O’Neill looms as large over Woody Allen’s latest film as the giant Ferris wheel that...
The hours move slowly in “Call Me By Your Name.” It’s summertime in Northern Italy in 1983 on a secluded 17th-century...
NEW YORK (AP) — Riding strong reviews and an A-plus CinemaScore from audiences, Pixar’s “Coco” opened with $50.8...

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NEW YORK — Greta Gerwig has been an actress in 25 films, a co-writer on five and co-director of one. She’s assembled...
TORONTO — “Stronger” is the kind of movie that holds as much drama off the screen as on it. Directed by David Gordon...
NEW YORK — The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement. But Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” plunges...
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With Business Insider telling people that Berwick and Bloomsburg are the most boring areas of the state, we asked...
DANVILLE — The recent accusations of sexual harassment and assault involving high-profile, powerful men share a common...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Thursday found a Mexican man not guilty in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 20-26. Listings include the week’s ranking...
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She walked out of the kitchen and into the spotlight. Amazon Prime is streaming an eight-episode series about a New...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Bette Midler renewed an allegation of 1970s sexual misconduct against Geraldo Rivera on Thursday, a...
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“A big dip in the jet stream in the Western states will eventually make it into Pennsylvania by the middle of next week...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —Outraged Garrison Keillor fans deluged Minnesota Public Radio Thursday with complaints about the...
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Woods makes fifth comeback since 2014 surgery
NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left. Playing for the...
Pittsburgh has won 10 straight in spotlight
PITTSBURGH — Maybe it’s Ramon Foster’s pep talk in the tunnel before the Pittsburgh Steelers head out onto the field....
After relative lull, SCA seeks 3rd straight final berth
Before the 2006 state championship, Southern Columbia coach Jim Roth addressed his team in the locker room. He stressed...
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins is giving the Buckeyes glimpses of 2014 Cardale Jones as...
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WASHINGTON — Jonny Brodzinski and Jussi Jokinen each scored in a span of nine seconds, Jonathan Quick made 27 saves and...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 25 17 6 2 36 90 65 Toronto 26 16 9 1 33 92 78...
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was set to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this morning...
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Joshua Langford scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half to help No. 3 Michigan State take a...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 18 4.818 — Toronto 13 7.650 4 Philadelphia 12 8.600 5 New...
ARLINGTON, Texas —Baker Mayfield was the first true freshman walk-on quarterback to start a season opener for an FBS...
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BEREA, Ohio — Josh Gordon’s complicated and curious journey from drug-riddled streets to NFL stardom to suspensions to...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. —Four is the magic number for the New York Jets. Offensive coordinator John Morton holds up four...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Tennessee Titans sure hope they’ve found the combination to help them get to the quarterback, and...
PITTSBURGH — Heading into December, the numbers are gaudy. Second in sacks. Third against the pass. Fourth in total...
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• KEYS TO WATCH: Southern Columbia meets Dunmore tonight with a bid to the Class 2A state final on the line. It’s also...
Dec. 1, 1987 • Berwick football coach George Curry denies rumors that he’s taking a coaching position at the...
Midway Lanes TUESDAY NO TAP LADIES Week 12 W L Cardinals 38 10 Blue Birds 25 23 Finches 19 29 Doves 14 34...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Washington OFF OFF Detroit Golden State 11½ 228 at Orlando at Toronto 6½ 215...
BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with OF Brandon Barnes and RHPs Evan Marshall and Neil...
AUTO RACING 2 a.m. (Saturday) FS1 — FIA Formula E, HKT Hong Kong E-Prix, Race 1, at Hong Kong ———————————————...
SOUTHERN COLUMBIA (14-0) Southern 246 206 115 144 — 711 Opponent 36 43 19 76 — 174 Opp. SC First downs 131 261...
Today FOOTBALL High school PIAA Class 2A East final at Danville Southern vs. Dunmore............... 7 p.m....
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SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A person who apparently sped off after hitting a parked car in a Minneapolis suburb more...
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Police responded to the following calls from Oct. 28-31: Oct. 28 • 12:55 a.m. — 400 block...
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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am wondering about oral herpes. Have there been any advances made for treating or preventing oral...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —When it comes to sexual harassment allegations, no employer wants to find itself in the position...
DEAR ABBY: I’m almost an adult now, starting to think about having children and a good marriage of my own. But I have a...
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Charlottesville rally eyed for ‘18 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who organized a white nationalist rally that...
DEC. 1/FRIDAY TreeFest 2017, Dec. 1-3, Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 12-4 p.m., Caldwell...
“A Christmas Carol,”adapted from Charles Dickens, Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 27 (no show Dec. 24), BTE’s Alvina...
National Lionel Train Day event, Dec. 2, during business hours, R&R Hobbies & Trains, 384 East St., Bloomsburg...
St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, performing The Masterpieces, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Wesley UM Church, Third and Market streets...
BORN TODAY You are optimistic and resourceful. You also are observant of people and society. This is a year of teaching...
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As a parent in the Bloomsburg SD and father to two children who attend the High School, I can tell you I’m embarrassed...
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ROSE: The volunteers who quickly organized the spectacular Bloomsburg Lights Up the Night Parade last Friday say that...
The Berwick Area United Way has voted to focus on creating a partnership with the United Way of Wyoming Valley to...
EDITOR’S NOTE : Excerpts from a recent column by John Stossel. As Republicans struggle to agree on a tax plan,...
The horrible acts of crime that are being committed regularly these days are causing us to lay blame and question why...
Is Michael Peterson of Gradient Corp. a SHILL for the chemical corporations, and did he con many school districts into...