Stories from Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Child-porn suspect likely to face at least six months in prison
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University philosophy professor accused earlier this month of viewing child pornography has...
Zoppetti’s site just one growth option, potential tenant says
BLOOMSBURG — Developer Matt Zoppetti has spent months lobbying the town to allow a drug-and-alcohol rehab at the old...
Wooden beam barely misses Bloom driver and passenger
BLOOMSBURG — A piece of a split rail fence pierced a vehicle’s windshield during an accident here Wednesday, lodging...
Woman kept trying until she found help for birds with claws frozen together
ALMEDIA — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is thanking a family who spotted two bald eagles floating along the bank of...
Owners are leasing space on Mill Street
DANVILLE — The anticipated reopening of BJs restaurant is slated for this summer. Owner Bob Kirkpatrick confirmed that...

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1790: President George Washington signed a measure authorizing the first United States Census. (Census Day was Aug. 2,...
• Pop singer Justin Bieber, 24. • Actress Lupita Nyong’o, 35. • Actor Javier Bardem, 49. • Actor Tim Daly, 62...
Blood Drive: 1-6 p.m., Eagle Hose Fire Company No. 2, 325 S. Mercer St., Berwick. Blood Drive: 1-6 p.m., LCBC Church,...
Another Trump aide resigns WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald...
• March 12 at 6 p.m., members of the Berwick Area United Way will meet at the office to officially merge with the...
Pitt suspends sorority PITTSBURGH (AP) — A dozen pledges spoke with investigators about possible hazing at a...
TREASURE HUNT: 1-2-4-16-26 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 0-1; WILD: 7 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 1-8-6; WILD: 7 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 1-6-0-2...


 
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HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the arrest Wednesday of 10 people who allegedly used home...
Civil suits filed DANVILLE — The following civil lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Marvin...
HARRISBURG — Bipartisan legislation that was introduced earlier this week could mean a higher education savings account...


 
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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...
Self-employed driver also worked on pipeline
Robert E. Lowery II, of Nescopeck passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at his home. Born in Berwick on...
BERWICK — A man who had to be hog-tied so police could take him to the station quietly and politely pleaded guilty to...
Retired from Maria Joseph Manor, Danville
Mary A. (Higgins) Richmond, of Point Township Drive, Northumberland, passed away Feb. 28, 2018, at home. She was born...
BLOOMSBURG — A town man had several syringes and a small amount of meth when police arrested him at a pavilion near the...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Joseph M. DeVito, age 64, 62 Brentwood Circle, Bloomsburg, died at 8:58 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at the Geisinger...
Funeral arrangements to be announced
Nancy L. Hess, 77, of Berwick passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. A complete...
Wyatt S. Vargo Justin and Chelsey (Plish) Vargo of Berwick are the parents of a son, Wyatt Stephen, born Saturday, Feb...
Joseph Futoma will celebrate his 86th birthday on Thursday, March 8. Cards and well-wishes may be sent to him at...
Complete obituary to be published later
Jay Dietterick, 68, of Berwick passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Feb. 28, 2018. A full obituary...


 
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BLOOMSBURG — Two women accused of having pills smuggled into Columbia County Prison waived contraband and related...
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“With a large moisture-rich storm approaching from the southwest, today, tonight and part of tomorrow will be cloudy...
Meeting attendees suggest police presence, hotline
BLOOMSBURG — A new group formed by parents of Central Columbia students — Mothers Against School Shootings — had its...


 
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It’s wall-to-wall college basketball this month, so be ready to fuel up
Soon college basketball fans will be consumed by “March Madness,” so it’s best to be prepared with some game-day snack...


 
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Her tongue is sharp as an ice pick. As LaVona Golden, the mother of disgraced U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding,...
DEAR ABBY: My husband loaned a “dear friend” some money a year ago. She has yet to pay back a penny. When I ask him...
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife of 52 years is 71 and has developed what I assume is a problem with her breathing when she...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are ambitious and hardworking. You are brave and ready to take on any challenge. You are...


 
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The last couple days I’ve become keenly aware of the reality that not too much time will be elapsing until the arrival...
I’ve always loved crepes, those elegant, paper-thin French pancakes. They’re great containers for any filling and —...
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John’s is ending its recently stormy role as an official sponsor of the NFL. Officials at the...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: National Review’s Jim Geraghty questions the credibility — nay, the sanity — of Sheriff Scott Israel in...
Safety a top concern
As we wrote here a month ago, Nescopeck residents came away from last November’s local election with the pledges they...
“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. —...
When I turned on my television and saw there was another school shooting in Florida, my heart sank. Another 17 families...
I just wanted to applaud all the students and school districts who participated in the “Sit with Me” film festival. I...
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HARRISBURG (AP) —A complaint filed with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives alleges a suburban Philadelphia...
NEWFOUNDLAND (AP) —Crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding...
BLOOMSBURG — Ryan O’Shaughnessy politely asked a caller who had reached his Lawrence, Kansas, hotel room to hold...
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The damaged ear of a statue of the Penn State University mascot has been repaired. Authorities...
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ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in the Georgia legislature Wednesday took a step toward fulfilling the GOP lieutenant...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick’s Sporting Goods will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns...
We at DICK’S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and...
MILWAUKEE — Bon-Ton is hosting its annual Community Days event to help local charities, today through Saturday. Non-...
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Super: District to seek exception to Pa. rate-hike ceiling in case of ‘surprises’
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Central Columbia is looking at a preliminary budget of $32.4 million for the 2018-19 school year...
I’m calling about the American flag flying at the Shickshinny Fire Co. I know they have rough times now, but it really...
DERRY TWP. — A man punched a woman in the face twice and bit her middle finger during an argument at their residence...
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BERWICK — Neighbors and a local landlord exchanged accusations at the February council meeting after the borough sent...
BERWICK — A district judge refused a plea bargain that would have allowed a woman accused of trying to pick her...
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Here are available school menus for the week of March 5: BENTON/breakfast — Monday: Pancake wrap.Tuesday: Dutch...
Winter Olympics Danville-style The e-Learning Academy of Danville Area School District competed in its own version of...
Pennies turn to dollars G.C. Hartman Elementary Center participated in “Pennies for Patients,” a school-based fund-...
Cycle of life Holy Family School’s first-grade students read a story about butterflies, and then put puzzle pieces...
Jenny Acosta, a senior in the Health Professions program at Columbia-Montour Area Vo-Tech School, was named Student of...
Literacy event tonight Central Columbia Elementary School’s fourth annual Family Literacy Night, “Hats Off to Dr....
School supplies As a part of the fifth annual Teacher’s Rock campaign, 10 teachers at West Berwick Elementary School...
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Southern star recovers from surgery, fields offers
WILLIAMSPORT — Move over Penn State. The Tide is rolling in. Julian Fleming is fresh off a Feb. 1 surgery to repair a...
Slow start to second half dooms Danville in semi
SUNBURY — Lewisburg maximized its defensive effort and had a strong scoring run in the second half to beat Danville, 38...
After first-round upset, Bloomsburg loses in semis
For the Press Enterprise MILTON — Hughesville made sure any momentum Bloomsburg had from its surprise win Friday night...
MILTON — In what seems to have become an annual rite of passage, Mount Carmel has made its way to yet another district...
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DETROIT — Andre Drummond had 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons dominated inside in a 110-87 victory...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 43 17.717 — Boston 44 19.698 ½ Philadelphia 32 27.542 10½...
MONTREAL — Jonathan Drouin and Nikita Scherbak scored in the second period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York...
INDIANAPOLIS —Lured out of the broadcast booth with a $100 million contract that makes him the highest-paid football...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Russia’s ban from the Olympic movement was lifted on Wednesday despite two failed doping...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 43 17 4 90 228 172 Toronto 39 20 7 85 218 185...
CINCINNATI — Trevon Bluiett scored 23 points in his final game at the Cintas Center, and No. 3 Xavier never trailed...
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hump day had a more tangible meaning for the Washington Nationals. New manager Dave Martinez...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Craig Kimbrel is away from Boston’s spring training camp while his infant daughter has surgery...
The Minnesota Twins were all about upgrading their pitching this winter, giving both their bullpen and their rotation...
PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is expected to miss two to three weeks because of a strained...
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March 1, 1988 • Berwick football standout Ron Reagan is named to the Big 33 team, while Southern Columbia’s record-...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon BTN — Big Ten Tournament, second round, Maryland vs. Wisconsin, at New York 2:30 p.m. BTN...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Miami 4 215½ L.A. Lakers at Cleveland 2½ 222½ Philadelphia at Sacramento 1 214...
BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with 1B Mike Napoli on a minor league contract....
Today BASKETBALL High school boys District 4 Class A final at Danville Millville vs. Lourdes................... 8...