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 December 11, 2014 - Page 1
A Bloomsburg family of seven is struggling despite the “hard effort” the mother puts forward, a caseworker says. Paula and boyfriend Wayne support...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — Two former police officers here have asked the state to address their claims of harassment and retaliation inside the Montour Township...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 3
On a particularly frigid day when the mercury dipped to 23-below zero, the Valley Chemical Fire crew rushed to a house fire only to find that...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 14
BLOOMSBURG — Town Police responded to the following calls from Dec. 3-9: Dec. 3 •1:50 a.m. — Noise complaint, 400 block Railroad Street •2:25 a....
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 14
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles by Danville High School students about the agencies supported by the area United Way campaigns...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 19
This morning’s meeting of the Columbia County Veterans has been postponed. The event will now be Friday, Dec. 19, at 8:30 a.m. at the Morris...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 19
DIVORCE DECREES • Chad M. Wagner, Bloomsburg, from Carrie Wagner, Bloomsburg; married Oct. 20, 2001 • Toni L. Lingle, Bloomsburg, from Christopher...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 23
These pictures were taken by photographers for The Morning Press of Bloomsburg during the Christmas season in 1954. They are from a collection of...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 1
“We’d like to have a nice Christmas.” That’s the simple wish Ivy confided in her caseworker. The Mifflinville woman was born with polycystic kidney...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Two restaurants here have teamed to give the hungry a hot meal for the past month. Seasons on Main owner Gary Vadakin has been asking...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 3
The Christmas Boulevard opened in steady rain Saturday, but that didn’t dampen the holiday spirit. Though it came close. The paint on the comic book...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 3
LIBERTY TWP. — Eleven tractor-trailers were involved in collisions that closed a slippery stretch of Interstate 80 westbound just after midnight...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 5
Concert time in Bloomsburg The Jubilate Choir will perform on Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church on Market Street in Bloomsburg. The time...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — Wills filed recently in Columbia County: • Isaac Paul Hock, Scott Township, died Aug. 24, 2014, at 96; estate to wife, Althea C. Hock;...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 5
John D. Hook III John Hook Jr. and Theresa Danko, Wapwallopen, are the parents of a son, John Daniel, born Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Geisinger-...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 5
• Susquehanna Valley World War II veteran John Paul is fighting his battle with cancer at home and is resting comfortably with the help of Geisinger...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 8
“With a large nor’easter barely moving, your Wednesday will be cloudy, breezy and cold, with periods of snow. Tonight and tomorrow will be cloudy and...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 13
• Frederick Ludwig Schrader IV, 93 E. Ninth St., Bloomsburg, son of Frederick Ludwig Schrader III and Shirley Polk Schrader, and Mary Ruth Lorence,...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 13
DANVILLE — Danville’s unofficial historian has been ousted from the borough’s Historical Architectural Review Board to the dismay of her councilman...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 13
DANVILLE — Danville’s mayor wanted council to promote the police sergeant to assistant chief, but the idea was shot down before she could even make...

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