Stories from Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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$839G is ‘one of our better years,’ CEO says
BLOOMSBURG — According to its annual financial statement, the Bloomsburg Fair nearly doubled its profit from 2016,...
Bloomsburg Fair shareholders who vote at the annual meeting Jan. 6 will each be given a block of cheddar cheese,...
Geisinger doctor is seeing typical viral infections in the area so far
DANVILLE — As hospital waiting rooms fill up with coughing, nauseous patients, it may seem like the flu has hit the...
Exchange-area blaze all but levels trailer home on Christmas night
ANTHONY TWP. — A fire forced a family of four out into the cold on Christmas night, destroying their modular trailer...
Catawissa fundraiser moving from Jan. 1 to March 4 for safety
CATAWISSA — Those who were eager to take a dip in the frigid Susquehanna River will have to wait two months longer than...
Residents raise crime concerns; supers vote no, but retain option to reverse decision
FISHERDALE — Cleveland Township’s three elected supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to prohibit casinos after...

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• Country singer Shay Mooney (Dan & Shay), 26. • Actor Wilson Cruz, 44. • Actress Maryam D’Abo, 57. • Actress...
1932: New York City’s Radio City Music Hall first opened. 1947: The original version of the puppet character Howdy...
Men’s Free Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church kitchen, 320 Market St., Berwick. Montgomery Lions Club...
• Berwick Council will hold its reorganizational meeting Jan. 2 at 5:15 p.m. • Berwick’s Civil Service Commission will...
Kremlin decries boycott plan MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin hinted Tuesday at possible legal repercussions for Russian...
Electric bill shocks woman ERIE (AP) — A woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the...
TREASURE HUNT: 1-2-11-21-23 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 0-3; WILD: 6 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 3-0-4; WILD: 6 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 6-8-8-...


 
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Berwick native Mike Sobolewski recently picked up an interesting fact: Berwick’s own Wise Potato Chips has a recurring...
And Delaware ex allegedly strangled Berwick mom during custody swap
A man poured hot wax on his girlfriend and threatened to commit suicide if she left him, she claims in court filings...
BETHLEHEM (AP) — A man who killed his mother and then fired more than 100 rounds at police as her body lay in a yard...
HARRISBURG (AP) — A prosecutor says authorities are still investigating the motives of an Egyptian man who shot at...


 
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Enjoyed Farmall tractors and Phillies baseball
Lee Allen Getty, 87, of Numidia passed away Dec. 25, 2017, peacefully at his home after celebrating an early Christmas...
Geisinger chaplain was talented artist
Joanne G. Wallace, age 70, 1947 Millville Road, Bloomsburg, died at 11:14 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at the Geisinger...
Centenarian was oldest member of her church
Geneva T. “Jean” Zablocky Hallisey, age 102, 3611 Second St., Bloomsburg (Almedia), passed away on Christmas Day, Dec....
Coached Little League in Benton for 18 years
Donald Reichenbach, 70, of Benton went to be with the Lord Dec. 25, 2017, at his residence, surrounded by his family....
Loved gardening, flowers, hunting, playing cards
Raymond A. Yeager, 89, of Catawissa passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at The Gardens at Orangeville. He was born...
Wisconsin businessman was Danville H.S. grad
Brian David Stamm, 53, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 20, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic in...
Outdoorsman enjoyed hunting and gardening
Frederick A. Cooke, 72, formerly of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Gino J. Merli...
Complete obituary to be published later
Jimmy Z. Morris, 84, of Foundryville passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center in...
It’s a brand-new fire truck Bloomsburg Fire Department’s new Toyne pumper/tanker is a 2018 model. The year was wrong...
Grace Gish will celebrate her 97th birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Cards and well-wishes will reach her at 35 Polk Lane,...


 
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Enjoyed hunting, fishing in Canada and N.Y.
Larry E. Cleaver, 79, of Nescopeck passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Dec. 24, 2017. Born in Nescopeck on...
Dog lover always had a dog as companion
Pauline S. Harms, age 93, formerly of Albertson Road, Orangeville, died early Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at The Life Care...
Longtime Textron employee enjoyed hunting
Dennis W. Winn of Nescopeck passed away early Sunday morning, Dec. 24, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He...
HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii men who grew up as best friends recently learned that they’re actually brothers and revealed...
Catawissa native enjoyed serving her church
Betty Ilene Hummel, 79, of Baltimore, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 23, 2017. She was born in Catawissa to the late Harold...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed an effort to allow the sterilization of a herd of wild horses...
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome...
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“The arctic air mass dominating our weather is one we will remember for a long time. Not only is it going to be...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday...


 
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Snacks start out New Year right
The Culinary Institute of America For many of us, the new year is a time to make a fresh start. We’re wiping the slate...
Everyone knows the lyrics to “Auld Lang Syne.” At least, everyone knows the last three words to “Auld Lang Syne,” or at...
Question: Why does sophisticated food always have to be complicated? Answer: Trick question; it doesn’t. Case in point...


 
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, reflected candidly on the media’s criticism of him,...
Unholy alliance intact
Two Bloomsburg University workers said in a letter published last week that a paycheck-protection bill, which Rep....
I really hate being treated like a chump. This is not a thought that should be going through my head at Christmas time...
Too bad the Press Enterprise chose to play Grinch and hurt a dedicated teacher by printing a non story on the front...
The tax-reform package that for weeks dominated Capitol Hill is now a done deal. But the partisan debate over it will...
“This failure on behalf of the Department of Defense has led to the loss of innocent lives by putting guns in the hands...
With his tweet clearly implying a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump...


 
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WASHINGTON (AP) —Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans’ new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on...
NEW YORK — It’s been a wild and wearying year in the world of TV, with memorable moments by the dozens. Here are nine...
NEW YORK — Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing many...
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50th anniversary A small celebration was held for Leon and Vivian (Firth) Wertz of Danville on Saturday, Dec. 2, to...
Delphians to meet next on Jan. 8 BERWICK — The Twentieth Century Delphian Club of Berwick held a luncheon meeting on...
LCCC offers courses at local venues NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the spring...
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Pot-edibles firm accusations grow FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s marijuana control agency expanded allegations...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that Ann Arbor imposed forced labor on 3,000 residents by requiring...
BRIGHTON TWP., Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that General Motors has contaminated water near a Michigan testing...
HONOLULU (AP) — A billionaire was blocked from docking at a Molokai harbor after he tried to visit the island with his...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in the St. Louis area are saving fewer people with a heroin antidote, a trend medical experts...
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Mrs. Pasunkinis just nominated herself for teacher of the year. Shouldn’t the science teachers be teaching about sugar...
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She’s already got three Emmys and a Tony Award on her mantel. Maybe Laurie Metcalf should start making room for a...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 58-year-old male who takes losartan for high blood pressure and Prilosec for GERD. A couple of...
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 18 years and have two wonderful kids, ages 14 and 12. Ten months ago, my husband...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A meadow in Golden Gate Park has been named after the late comedian and actor Robin Williams. The...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are sincere, helpful and loyal. You are resourceful, and you have a strong sense of purpose...
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Swimmer won five golds at world championships
Katie Ledecky got her start in swimming because she just wanted to make friends. Her brother was eager to join a team...
Philly has top seed, but needs Foles to improve
PHILADELPHIA — Before they tackle rest vs. rust, the Philadelphia Eagles have to approach rest vs. reps. With the NFC’...
PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t sure how long of a break he wants to give his star players before the postseason begins...
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DETROIT — Tobias Harris scored 30 points to help the Detroit Pistons rout the Indiana Pacers 107-83 on Tuesday night....
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 27 10.730 — Toronto 23 9.719 1½ New York 17 16.515 8...
DALLAS — Zach Moss ran for 150 yards with a career-long 58-yard run for a touchdown, Tyler Huntley scored twice on 2-...
MADISON, Wis. — No. 6 Wisconsin develops quality running backs as if it’s an automobile assembly line. A new version...
NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma has no plans to bow down to the mighty Southeastern Conference. The SEC has run roughshod...
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DALLAS — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says coach Jason Garrett will return for an eighth full season after Dallas missed...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills owner Terry Pegula questioned the lack of consistency in NFL replay rulings and said the...
Dak Prescott was a one-year wonder. Prescott has followed up a sensational rookie season with a so-so sophomore year....
James Harrison is no longer the odd man out or the oldest man in the locker room. The ex-Steelers star signed a one-...
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Dec. 27, 1987 • Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent becomes the NFL’s all-time receptions leader with 752...
NFL AFC LEADERS Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Brady, NE 544 367 4387 30 8 Rthlisbrger, PIT 561 360 4251 28 14...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Boston 1 206 at Charlotte at Indiana 6 206½ Dallas Washington 5½ 212½ at Atlanta...
BLOOMSBURG — Megan Haines scored a game-high nine points to lead Bloomsburg to its first win, 48-23, over Millville in...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. FS1 — Butler at Georgetown 7 p.m. ESPN2 — E. Michigan at Syracuse ESPNU — Florida...
Today BASKETBALL High school boys Columbia County Christmas tournament at Bloomsburg University Vo-Tech vs....