Stories from Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Controversy embroiled Bloom store after it turned away lesbian couple
BLOOMSBURG — A controversial bridal shop has announced it’s going out of business at the end of March after 37 years...
Victim sheds tears of gratitude for penalty
BLOOMSBURG — A victim of sexual abuse tearfully hugged a state prosecutor Tuesday when a judge imposed a 50-year prison...
New 48-unit building going up; plans call for 100+ townhouses
SCOTT TWP. — Construction of a four-story, 48-unit apartment building is underway at the Lions Gate Apartments complex...
Building linked to prison would need elevator, other access work
DANVILLE — Danville’s District Court needs more space, so the county is looking into renovating the former warden’s...
Two councilmen vote against manager changes
BLOOMSBURG —The job description for Bloomsburg’s top employee — a source of discord and hours of heated public debate...

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• Country singer Jason Aldean, 41. • Actor Robert Sean Leonard, 49. • Actor John Turturro, 61. • Comedian Gilbert...
1942: The heavy cruiser USS Houston and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth were attacked by Japanese forces during...
Blood Drive: 12-5 p.m., Bloomsburg YMCA, 30 E. Seventh St. Men’s Free Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church...
Trump aide mum on probe WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks is declining to answer...
• Liberty Township, Montour County, is in the market for fuels, paving materials and stone; bidders can find a complete...
Ex-official jailed over porn WAYNE (AP) — A former top official in a Philadelphia suburb will remain jailed until his...
TREASURE HUNT: 11-22-24-26-27 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 5-7; WILD: 5 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 1-1-6; WILD: 5 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 7-9-...


 
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Congratulations to Vicki Searfoss, Dale Haag, Carol Klinger, Debbie Lanning, Linda Fritz and Marcy Kreischer, the...
DANVILLE — A much-needed paving project at a local park is a step closer to getting under way now that county...
BLOOMSBURG — Jonathan Stone, 19, of 101 Pony Trail Drive, Bloomsburg, was cited for underage drinking early Sunday at...


 
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Bloom Mills retiree enjoyed bus trips, reading
Sarah E. Mohr, 95, of Potts Grove, formerly of Danville, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at...
Moosic woman survived by Danville daughter
Lillian A. Morris, 90, of Moosic died Feb. 17, 2018, at home following an illness. Her husband, Fred Morris, died in...
Longtime church organist, traveler, tour escort
Vera A. Davis, 86, of Catawissa went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital. She...
Former area man was retired biology teacher
Robert Leon Depo, of Carney, Maryland, formerly of Bloomsburg and Danville, passed away on Feb. 26, 2018. He was the...
Operated her own beauty salon for 37 years
Joan Collins, 80, formerly of Berwick, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She...
Shickshinny woman loved auto racing
Genevieve “Jenny” Spencer Brown, 86, joined her Lord in heaven Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. She had been residing at Bonham...
Avid reader enjoyed listening to music
Noah Michael Krommes, 44, of Berwick passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at The Gardens at Orangeville....
SONTAG, Miss. (AP) —Stealing a picnic basket is one thing. Mauling a car is quite another. A Mississippi wildlife...
Family found eagles in need A family who lives near the intersection of Old Berwick Road and Hopper Lane found two...
HARRISBURG — With the help of new technology, Pennsylvania courts collected nearly $471 million in fees, fines, costs...


 
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HARRISBURG — Republican congressmen who are suing to block Pennsylvania’s court-ordered U.S. House district boundaries...
SHAMOKIN — A man exchanged gunfire with police Tuesday morning while barricaded inside an apartment for hours. The...
HAZLE TWP. — Red sauce on a man’s face and clothes marked him as a meatball thief, police told upriver newspapers. A...
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Joshua Chamberlain was a professor of rhetoric. As a teacher, he read a lot and developed skills that enabled him to...
EDITOR’S NOTE: Although it can never be made entirely secure, the world, and especially our corner of it, is probably...
Don’t stoke hysteria
From the crazy quilt of reaction to the Valentine’s Day massacre at Parkland High School in Florida, let’s extract and...
Mueller has been married to his high school sweatheart for 41 years. He raised two daughters; one was born with spina...
“How well can they position themselves so that they’re being viewed as honest and supportive of what is a national...


 
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Daycare worker blocks gunman OXFORD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman had threatened to kill everyone when he...
Cops: Crossing guard sold pot at school SELINSGROVE — A crossing guard was arrested on the job here Tuesday morning...


 
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WILLIAMSPORT —UPMC Susquehanna announces these events scheduled in March to benefit the health of the communities: •...
Local volunteers NEW YORK CITY — Local volunteer leaders, Stefanie Walsh and Joseph Walsh of Shickshinny attended the...
Public invited to poetry event Thursday BLOOMSBURG – River Poets invite the community to a festive night of poetry...
‘Safety Day’ set at fairgrounds Saturday BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County Farm Bureau, along with county FFA and 4-H clubs...
ELYSBURG — Ralpho Township Public Library Bridge Club missed reporting winners at its Feb. 6 meeting: First place went...
HAZLETON — There will be a free hernia screening and information session with Michael Mahoney, DO, and Joshua Nochumson...


 
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WASHINGTON (AP) —New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a message Tuesday that wasn’t quite what Wall...
PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed the C&D Recycling Site in Foster Township, Luzerne...
WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announced...
HARRISBURG — The Borough of Danville has been awarded a $248,978 grant through the state Department of Transportation (...
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“Today will continue to be unseasonably mild for the last day of February, with high temperatures in the mid-50s, some...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana could become the second state to effectively ban the unusual practice of tattooing eyeballs...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) —Catholic bishops are directing churches across Texas to refrain from working with Texas Right to...
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Pressure, interior size leads to loss for Southern
WILLIAMSPORT — Wellsboro held Southern Columbia to single-digit scoring in three quarters and went on several long runs...
18-1 third-quarter spurt sends Berwick to states
WILKES-BARRE — Berwick came out a changed team in the second half, and Reese Mensinger scored 19 points to help the...
Danville loses in semifinal on late Wildcats jumper
SUNBURY — Senior Jordan Bickhart scored 23 points for Danville, including eight 3-pointers, but it was not enough as...
BLOOMSBURG — For most high school swimmers, qualifying for the PIAA state championships is a career highlight. Even...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Harvick put the brakes on the “New NASCAR!” movement with a dominating victory on a weathered...
CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 31 points and finished a month averaging a triple-double for the first time in his...
MEXICO CITY — Tiger Woods is bigger than ever in golf, and he already was plenty big when he was winning at a rate...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 63 43 17 3 89 227 170 Boston 61 38 15 8 84 199...
PITTSBURGH — Taylor Hall equaled the Devils’ franchise record with points in 15 straight games, Stefan Noesen scored...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 42 17.712 — Boston 43 19.694 ½ Philadelphia 32 26.552 9½...
KINGSTON, R.I. —James Demery scored 21 points, Taylor Funk had 17 and Saint Joseph’s stunned Atlantic 10 champion and...
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BRADENTON, Fla. — Tyler Clippard wore a black jersey with a white players’ union logo and pitched hitless ball for two...
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. —To know what the moment meant to Jim Thome, all you had to do was look into his tear-filled eyes. “...
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is in discussions with...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After winning American League MVP last season with another great performance in a stellar young...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Rodriguez allowed an unearned run and one hit over one inning in his second outing as he...
BRANDETON, Fla. — The Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance against the Miami Marlins, Oakland...
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Feb. 28, 1988 • Harvey Kuenn, who won a batting title with the Detroit Tigers in 1959 and later managed the Milwaukee...
P-Nut Bowl Monday Ladies League Week 24 W L Queen B’s 62 30 Sparetimers 57 35 Gutter Gals 55 37 Pin Shakers...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Detroit 2 208 Milwaukee Toronto 9 220½ at Orlando Indiana 4½ 212 at Atlanta at...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. BTN — Big Ten Tournament, first round, Illinois vs. Iowa, at New York 6:30 p.m. FS1 —...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls District 4 Class 4A semifinal at Shikellamy Danville vs. Lewisburg...
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He’s gotta be proud as a peacock. Tracy Letts, 52, has two movies up for best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards. The...
To the Catawissa woman, yes, two of the underage girls 21 year old leader of the pack has with him are his sisters....
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DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Al,” and I have been together for two years off and on. We dated casually for six months...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old woman. I read your column daily, but I do not remember reading anything about...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are sensitive to the feelings of others and sometimes withdraw into your own dream world...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s the last straw for the California beachside city of Malibu. The City Council has banned all...