Stories from Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Central threat response partly inspired group
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A group of Central Columbia parents, driven in part by the district’s response to a recent threat,...
MILLVILLE — Early Monday afternoon, parents of some Millville students took their children out of school after police...
Council votes unanimously to file an appeal
BLOOMSBURG — The announcement that the town will file an appeal to a zoning hearing board’s decision to allow a drug-...
Crowd of 170 cheers Berwick super’s announcement
NESCOPECK — Residents here broke into surprised applause Monday night when Superintendent Wayne Brookhart announced...
Birds’ claws froze together during fight, officials say
SCOTT TWP. —Two male bald eagles were fighting at the Susquehanna River — apparently over a female — when their talons...
145 upscale rental units in seven buildings proposed
MAHONING TWP. — A large upscale apartment complex cleared the first of many hurdles Monday night by winning conditional...
Hauler says load was legal height; police still investigating
ESPY — A Mack truck with a roll-off container loaded with scrap metal and smashed vehicles pulled down several cable TV...

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Nescopeck Area Community Cupboard: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 650 Harter Ave., Nescopeck. Music & Movement for Toddlers...
1911: Inventor Charles F. Kettering demonstrated his electric automobile starter in Detroit by starting a Cadillac’s...
• Actress Kate Mara, 35. • Singer Josh Groban, 37. • Chelsea Clinton, 38. • Actor Adam Baldwin, 56. • Actor...
Trump talks gun violence WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump planned to meet...
• The 2017 Auditors Report for Fishing Creek Township is published in today’s Public Notices. • Proposed changes to...
Candidate: Execute shooters HARRISBURG (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner said Monday that he...
TREASURE HUNT: 4-9-10-15-23 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 1-2; WILD: 3 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 3-7-4; WILD: 3 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 9-0-2-...


 
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Bakers and dessert makers, here’s your chance to show off your skills when the Sons of the American Legion hosts its...
DANVILLE — At 55 mph, a five-second glance at the radio or a cell phone doesn’t sound like a big deal. But in those few...
MILTON — A Danville man was arrested on marijuana charges twice in three days during traffic stops here, including...
STATE COLLEGE (AP) —A Penn State board member who’s been a vocal supporter of former head football coach Joe Paterno...
WEST HEMLOCK TWP. — A man who repeatedly tried to contact a woman on her phone and at her workplace is being...


 
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Head Start teacher’s assistant for 26 years
Flora Knorr, 71, of Salem Street, Berwick, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family. Born Nov...
WILLIAMSPORT — A discussion of Marcellus Shale gas development, sponsored by a grant from the company building the...
Former Nescopeck Elementary custodian
Ronald E. Stout, 73, of Nescopeck Township passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 25, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his...
BLOOMSBURG — Two women in a parked car were found to have a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia when they...
GREEN BAY, Va. (AP) — A set of identical twin sisters will fulfill their dream when they marry a set of identical twin...
HARRISBURG — The sheriff of Westmoreland County was arrested Monday by the state’s Attorney General for allegedly...
• Joseph Kitta of Berwick will celebrate his 85th birthday March 26. Cards and well-wishes will reach him at The...
Mason A. Young Mollie Fisher and Mitch Young of Berwick are the parents of a son, Mason Allen, born Saturday, Feb. 24...


 
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In 1975, my senior year of high school in the Philadelphia area, I took the stage in front of 2,000 classmates for some...
This year’s federal and state elections would be incomplete without at least some mention by candidates — primarily...
Toughened penalties for poachers and others who illegally take wildlife in Pennsylvania are having the intended effect...
Bloomsburg’s code officer, Ralph Magill, was right to deny a permit for a comprehensive drug rehabilitation clinic...
“I have been heartened to see children across this country using their voices to speak out and try to create change....
In an almost empty theater on Valentine’s Day, my wife and I watched an important movie: “The Post.” Throughout the...


 
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GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man sped away from a traffic stop and drove nearly a mile with an officer hanging...


 
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Texas hospital lets transplant patients hold former organs, learn about caring for new ones
DALLAS (AP) — After years of working for cardiologists and vascular surgeons, Jane Poston held her own broken heart in...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old female who broke her wrist back in June. There were three fractures involving both...
Study eyes hospitalists, seniors, survival
CHICAGO — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a...
Q. I’ve read that the Food and Drug Administration is going to make it harder for people to buy Imodium. This is bad...


 
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A second patient has been treated in a historic gene editing study in California, and no major side effects or safety...
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“With partly sunny skies, light winds and afternoon temperatures in the mid 50s, today will be the best day of the week...
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Ex-star once said team ran him out of baseball
TAMPA, Fla. — Five years after claiming the Yankees were trying to run him out of baseball, Alex Rodriguez is remaining...
Huskies’ all-time leading scorer held to 11 points
KUTZTOWN — Senior Kyle-Michael Rose scored a career-high 25 points for Bloomsburg University, but it wasn’t enough as...
Neighboring, differing cultures bid reluctant farewell
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many...
KUTZTOWN — Kutztown scored 18 points off turnovers on a night where Bloomsburg couldn’t get much going offensively,...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Seth Jones and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and two assists, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 62 42 17 3 87 223 167 Toronto 64 39 20 5 83 213...
A second blowout loss to Villanova didn’t stop Xavier from notching the program’s highest AP Top 25 ranking a week ago...
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Justin Thomas is another young player that Tiger Woods has brought into his golfing circle,...
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records...
HAMPTON, Ga. — NASCAR legend Richard Petty says after “accumulating stuff” for 80 years, it’s time to sell some of his...
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — It took an extra week but the Red Sox finally got the big bat for the middle of their lineup they...
FORT MYERS, Fla. —Nearly two full weeks into spring training, dozens of accomplished free agents around the major...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was hit in his pitching arm by a line drive Monday and forced...
CLEARWATER, Fla. —Gabe Kapler figured why wait? Aaron Nola will be his first opening-day starter as Philadelphia...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies infielder Will Middlebrooks broke his leg during a collision with...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has reported to a week of spring training with the New...
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Feb. 27, 1988 • American figure skater Debi Thomas slips and falls during her long program, finishing with a bronze...
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with DH Pedro Alvarez on a minor league contract....
AHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Lehigh Valley 35 15 3 4 77 198 168 WB/Scranton 32 16...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. CBSSN — St. Joseph's at Rhode Island ESPN — Florida at Alabama ESPN2 — Missouri at...
Four local wrestlers have earned No. 1 seeds for this weekend’s Northeast Regional. Southern Columbia has three top...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Charlotte 10 216½ Chicago at Cleveland 11½ 221 Brooklyn Philadelphia 1 206½ at...
Today BASKETBALL High school boys District 4 Class 4A semifinal at Shikellamy Danville vs. Mifflinburg........ 7:...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ruling in the case of a gay skydiving instructor, a federal appeals court in New York has become the...
Early last month we reported a guinea problem. Day it appeared on the front page of the newspaper the four birds...
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She jokes she’s the Susan Lucci of the Academy Awards. After eight Oscar nominations, songwriter Diane Warren isn’t...
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are 15 years apart in age. We have been together for six years, married a year and a half...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are compassionate. You care strongly about others. You are easygoing, but your feelings...