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 January 15, 2015 - Page 1
From staff and wire reports SUNBURY — Fire tore through the nearly 140-year-old Northumberland County Prison on Wednesday, destroying the jailhouse...
Published on January 15, 2015 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia’s teachers have set a March 31 strike date if contract negotiations continue to stall, a union spokesman said....
Published on January 15, 2015 - Page 3
It can be near impossible for police to spot fleeing suspects or missing hunters in the woods once darkness falls. A few years ago, a man hiding in...
Published on January 15, 2015 - Page 4
Lincoln J. Reinaker A son, Lincoln John, was born Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Katie Reinaker of Bloomsburg....
Published on January 15, 2015 - Page 5
BERWICK — West Berwick Hose Co. members are planning a spaghetti dinner to raise money for funeral expenses and a headstone for a 19-year-old who had...
Published on January 15, 2015 - Page 6
MILLVILLE — Greenwood Friends School will be in session Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will honor Dr. King’s memory with a day of service...
Published on January 15, 2015 - Page 11
BENTON — Here are the members of the Columbia-Montour Middle School County Chorus: Benton — Jennifer DiLossi, teacher •Cecelia Huntington, Kallie...
Published on January 15, 2015 - Page 12
HARRISBURG — Nearly $1.3 million in Growing Greener grants will assist local County Conservation Districts and farmers with watershed-protection...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 1
SLABTOWN — A Catawissa-area man won $1 million playing a scratch-off ticket last Friday at the Valley Kwik Mart. Ray Danilowicz won the fortune on a...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 3
Truancy is down at Berwick Area School District, attendance officer Patrick Sharkey reported to the school board Monday. For the 2013-14 school year...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 4
• Mark Robert Price, 1741 Franklin St., Berwick, son of Scott Paul Price and Vicki Sue Price, and Jessica Anne Petroff, same, daughter of James...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 4
SUNBURY — Northumberland County Sheriff Robert J. Wolfe has announced he will seek election to a four-year term. Wolfe, a Democrat, has been serving...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 5
HARRISBURG (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday declined to throw out a state law that requires the $60 million fine Penn State has been paying over the...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 6
“Temperatures will begin near zero today, but it will become partly cloudy, with afternoon temperatures climbing into the mid-20s. It will also be...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 1
MIFFLIN TWP. — A crash on an icy highway here had one mother and father questioning why more schools did not cancel classes Monday. Kayla Mule had...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The Moose Exchange will not be moving back into its fire-ravaged building. The non-profit has $1.12 million in insurance money, but an...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A 900-pound horse that had fallen onto a frozen pond had to be put down Monday afternoon, despite Herculean efforts to rescue the...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — A man taking his wife to Geisinger for an appointment ran a red light and collided with another vehicle Monday morning, sending the wife to...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 3
The Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center is hosting an indoor yard sale Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24-25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 4
UNITYVILLE — St. John’s Lutheran Church will host a free turkey dinner this Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The church is at 68 Gordner Church Road, 3 miles...

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