Local

News from Columbia and Montour counties and the region, sorted by most recent. (For news on crime, arrests and court cases, see Crime & Courts.


Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 1
LOCK HAVEN —A dozen Bloomsburg-area fishing buddies were eating breakfast on a second-story deck Saturday when they heard a loud pop. Suddenly, the...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 1
BUCKHORN — The Hallmark store in the Columbia Mall is closing, but it will sell off everything before it does. The Heritage Shop store has been...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 1
ESPY — Scott Township zoners have rejected plans for a 23-unit townhouse complex proposed for a 5.6-acre property along Fifth Street-Hollow after...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — Work on building a third reactor for the nuclear plant here has been suspended, and it doesn’t look likely it will start up again soon,...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 3
System predicts diabetes success DANVILLE — Researchers at Geisinger’s Obesity Institute have demonstrated that a scoring system they devised can...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 3
In 1778, five-year-old Frances Slocum was living with her Quaker family near the Susquehanna River when she was kidnapped by Native Americans. Nearly...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 4
Silas P. Glenn Brandon and Samantha (Hahn) Glenn of Mifflinville are the parents of a son, Silas Peter, born Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Geisinger...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Former Columbia County Prison Warden Bill Campbell died Wednesday after retiring earlier this year due to health problems. Campbell,...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 6
SALEM TWP. — The nuclear plant here is back in the good graces of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. During their annual public update about the...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 7
CATAWISSA — Two suspected drug dens were busted over four days here last week, snaring a fist-sized bag of marijuana stored in a freezer in one home...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — No one was hurt when two cars collided here Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of East Fifth and Park streets, town police said....
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — A 20-year-old man was charged with drunken driving after driving the wrong way on a one-way street just before 2 a.m. and parking behind...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 7
CATAWISSA — Landlord Walter D. Gosciminski, 64, allegedly harassed a pair of tenants with persistent text messages. Gosciminski, 111 Main St.,...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 8
“If you enjoyed the sunny, dry, warm spell we just had, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a little bit for similar conditions. For as far ahead as I can...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 22
BLOOMSBURG — The 50th annual Kiwanis Pet & Toy Parade is set for Wednesday, May 4, at 6 p.m., rain or shine. Participants will line up at 5:30...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 25
DANVILLE — Geisinger is encouraging the use of text messages to help patients take better control of their health, a press release says. The system’...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 25
HARRISBURG — Senior District Judge Richard P. Cashman was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after...
Published on April 27, 2016 - Page 1
COOPER TWP. — A 93-year-old World War II veteran voted for the first time in his life Tuesday, casting his ballot for Republican front runner Donald...
Published on April 27, 2016 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — Smoke from welding work outside Geisinger Medical Center’s Foss Clinic here Tuesday was responsible for a fire scare, an official...
Published on April 27, 2016 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — It appears that after 13 years sitting vacant, the former Giant building along Route 11 near Sheetz has a new tenant. The Scott...

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