Stories from Friday, February 23, 2018

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Former Montour Township officer alleged hostile workplace
MONTOUR TWP. — A former police officer here who claimed he feared for his safety while working under Police Chief Terry...
Film student’s realistic costumes can be rented for entertainment
MAYBERRY TWP. — Dinosaurs are at the top of the list of animals Mackenzie Wertman loves. She loves them so much that...
Authorities report threatening remarks as online post upset parents in the area
Police were called to Central Columbia High School Thursday afternoon when a student made threatening remarks to other...
Russian national had 67 pounds of drug
DANVILLE — A California man caught smuggling 67 pounds of marijuana across the country when stopped for a traffic...
Ordinance to be tweaked to more fairly enforce safety rules
CATAWISSA — Catawissa’s snow removal ordinance will most likely be revamped before the first snow flakes fall next...

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• Liberty Township is accepting sealed proposals for fuel oil, cold patch and other supplies. • The Town of...
Trump: Raise age for rifles WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under...
Trucker killed in tunnel SLATINGTON (AP) — A section of electrical conduit fell from the roof of a Pennsylvania...
Blood Drive: 12-5 p.m., NC Church, 20 Kachinka Hollow Road, Briar Creek Township. Home & Outdoor Living Show: 12-8...
1927: President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission, forerunner of the Federal...
• Actress Dakota Fanning, 24. • Actress Emily Blunt, 35. • Actor Josh Gad, 37. • Actress Niecy Nash, 48. • TV...
TREASURE HUNT: 10-15-19-25-27 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 2-1; Wild: 3 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-3-2; Wild: 3 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 5-7-...


 
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Mahoning Township residents who are behind on water and sewer bills have until March to get caught up before a...
MAHONING TWP. — A committee formed to search for alternatives to a roundabout at the interchange of Routes 54 and 642...
ANTHONY TWP. — A contractor fell to his death Wednesday while working on a house, the coroner says. Vernon Seibel, 63...


 
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BERWICK — A Bloomsburg man who was pulled over for driving well below the speed limit was in possession of a controlled...
BLOOMSBURG — A town man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs when he struck a parked...
BLOOMSBURG — A Northumberland man was arrested for driving drunk after he was seen going through a red light at the...
Landlord seeks to evict couple MILLVILLE — The following complaint was filed by a landlord in the office of District...
Dedicated to bringing the arts to all communities throughout our region, The Exchange is hosting Columbia County’s...


 
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Centenarian was longtime Magee Carpet worker
Donald W. Drumm, age 100, of Bloomsburg passed away on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, a patient of Grandview Health and Rehab...
BLOOMSBURG — Several major dog food brands owned by J.M. Smucker, which operates a plant here, have been recalled by...
Two more days to get rid of arsenal PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to...
BLOOMSBURG — Seven people were admitted into Columbia County’s ARD probation as first-time offenders this week. All...
Jackson C. Powlus Steven and Brittany Powlus of Berwick are the parents of a son, Jackson Charles, born Thursday, Feb...
BERWICK — A Berwick man who police say was found slumped over behind the steering wheel of his car with the engine...
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The rash of false alarms in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has local...
HARRISBURG (AP) —Pennsylvania’s highest court overstepped its authority in drawing new congressional district lines and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 12-18. Listings include the week’s ranking...


 
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ROSE: Bloomsburg University posted high marks for its response to the sickening discovery of child pornography on a...
EDITOR’S NOTE : Excerpts from a column by Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner. Nearly 30 years ago, in a 1989...
Kathleen Parker, who likes to pose as the Washington Post’s conservative columnist, is quick to bail when the going...
For many years, if a girl in Bloomsburg wanted to learn the game of softball their only option was baseball....
Unless you or someone you know has a bleeding disorder, you might not realize just how challenging it can be to receive...


 
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12 STRONG ★★½ War drama based on the book “Horse Soldiers.” It tells of the first Special Forces team deployed to...
A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in “Game Night.” While it’s...
“The Shimmer” is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy...
NEW YORK (AP) — With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, “Black Panther” has notched the biggest Monday...
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He personified being a good neighbor. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Fred Rogers slipping into a cardigan...
DEAR ABBY: I suffer from a debilitating, rare, chronic illness. Two years ago, my parents convinced me to move across...
DETROIT (AP) — A veteran Ford Motor Co. executive who was leading the Lincoln luxury brand has been picked to lead...
DEAR DR. ROACH: For over two years, my wife has been having a problem with her lower lip. From morning on, it swells,...
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The FBI knew about Nikolas Cruz for 2 years, and did nothing. The FL. school system knew Nikolas Cruz longer yet none...
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never...
“A weather boundary stuck over Pennsylvania has warm and cold air slugging it out today, tomorrow and probably Sunday....
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WASHINGTON (AP) —Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of...
Here’s a detailed look at recently recalled products: CHILDREN’S ROMPERS DETAILS: Two styles of children’s rompers...
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Fueled by anguished voices in the aftermath of the Florida high school shooting, Oregon’s...
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) —Shelters were open to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in Indiana and Michigan on...
WASHINGTON (AP) —Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation’s largest privately-owned bank holding company will stop producing credit cards for the...
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Bloom wrestler excels after suffering knee injury
BLOOMSBURG — Matt Milbrand wrestled in only two regular-season matches last year and still finished as the fourth-best...
American women’s victory trumps the NHL
Who needs the NHL? We’re good with Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson pulling off the sickest of moves — her shoulders...
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods had what he called “easily” his best round hitting the ball, and he didn’t even...
Honda Classic First Round Alex Noren 31-35—66 -4 Webb Simpson 32-34—66 -4 Morgan Hoffmann 33-34—67 -3 Justin...
CLEARWATER, Fla. —After six straight seasons without a winning record, the Philadelphia Phillies see light at the end...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Trey Burke came off the bench with a season-high 26 points and six assists Thursday night to help the...
PHILADELPHIA — Nolan Patrick scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and Petr Mrazek made 19 saves in...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 60 40 17 3 83 215 161 Boston 58 37 13 8 82 191...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 41 16.719 — Boston 40 19.678 2 Philadelphia 30 25.545 10...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 40 points and Dakota Mathias added 18 to help No. 9 Purdue...
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JEONGSEON, South Korea — Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — David Wise delivered gold for the U.S., winning the men’s halfpipe in freestyle skiing. It...
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Feb. 23, 1988 • Warrior Run tops Central Columbia 61-58 in boys basketball despite a game-high 30 points from the Blue...
MOUNT CARMEL — Donovan James scored 17 points for No. 3 seed Mount Carmel in a 55-45 loss to Hughesville in the first...
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IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: Goals motivate you. You want to find a life partner. This is a time of completion and taking...
23/FRIDAY Fish Fry, Fridays through March 30, 4-7 p.m., Catawissa Hose Company, 400 E. South St., Catawissa. Lenten...
Strawberry Ridge, live music, Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m., Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech cafeteria; sponsored by CMAVTS Alumni;...
“The Legend of Georgia McBride,” by Matthew Lopez, directed by Eric Wunsch, March 15-April 8, BTE’s Alvina Krause...
Home & Outdoor Living Show, Feb. 23, 12-8 p.m., Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bloomsburg...
WASHINGTON (AP) —The White House Correspondents’ Association says comedian Michelle Wolf will entertain at its annual...