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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 9, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A pair of batteries exploded as a man tried to fix a malfunctioning emergency siren here, spewing battery acid and plastic shrapnel at...
Published on January 9, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — An expert fisherman and well-known Service Electric employee died Thursday after he suffered an apparent medical issue and crashed his...
Published on January 9, 2015 - Page 3
CONYNGHAM TWP. — A woman was ejected after she lost control of her luxury car on a winding, rural road here Thursday, according to State Police....
Published on January 9, 2015 - Page 3
The district attorney is warning residents about a phone scam that has targeted at least one Montour County resident. The scammer starts by claiming...
Published on January 9, 2015 - Page 3
MAHONING TWP. — Randy May says Mahoning Township has been charging him double the amount it reports to Danville for billing. He said he discovered...
Published on January 9, 2015 - Page 5
Buy your cookies Sunday Defender Fire Co. will hold a cookie sale Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kmart in Berwick. The day was incorrect in a photo...
Published on January 9, 2015 - Page 6
SELINSGROVE — J.C. Penney will close 40 stores, including the one in the Susquehanna Valley Mall, the company said Thursday. The Columbia Mall...
Published on January 9, 2015 - Page 12
“We’re experiencing typical but very cold January conditions. A big, plowing snowstorm would make things even worse. Large snowstorms often accompany...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville-area man was thrown from his SUV here Wednesday when he tried to buckle his seat belt, drifted off the road onto ice and...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Just last month, Matt Lysiak threw a surprise 69th birthday party for mother Gina Lysiak. About 25 relatives and friends sat around...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 3
While you were maybe somewhere indoors, warm, and feasting on a plate full of pork and sauerkraut this New Year’s Day, I was hip-deep in the frigid...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 5
Debts alleged DANVILLE — The following civil lawsuits have been filed at the Montour County Courthouse, records show. The defendants in such cases...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 5
LEWISBURG — The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will present New Orleans-based Hot 8 Brass Band on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 6
Piper A. Oertle Allan D. Jr. and Shannon M. (Newton) Oertle of Danville are the parents of a daughter, Piper Ann, born Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 7
DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System has issued restrictions prohibiting children under age 5 from visiting children’s and women’s inpatient units...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 14
BUCKHORN — A Ruby Tuesday waitress delayed handing a customer a bill when she noticed it was the same man who used a stolen credit card for $166 in...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 14
Nearly all area school districts announced Wednesday they would delay opening school by two hours this morning to keep students out of temperatures...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 22
BERWICK — Defender Fire Co. is selling cookies to raise money for the funeral of a teen who wanted to be a firefighter, but died before he had a...
Published on January 8, 2015 - Page 22
• Joshua Simon Dershem, 807 Mingle Inn Road, Berwick, son of Simon Dershem III and Jane Dershem, and Amanda Mae Bower, same, daughter of Clyde and...
Published on January 7, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Ford Mustang slid into Dutch and Betty Kishbaugh’s garage Tuesday, just a few weeks after another crash took out a good portion...

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