January 20th, 2013 Edition

BERWICK — A 19-year-old accused of having sex with an underage girl reportedly posing as an older teen on Facebook will now stand trial in...

MAHONING TWP. — A contractor accepted $16,600 from a friend to fix his hail-beaten home, did shoddy work and never came back to finish the...

STILLWATER —Arthur “Rick” Fowler was terrified as he lay in his hospital bed, unable to move. He’d always been a strong man, working in...

MILLVILLE — Barry Lewis knows about the rumors that say the Boy Scouts may be forced to shut down or sell Camp Lavigne. But they are not...

Eleanor Welliver, a reader from Bloomsburg, asked for a ruling on IcyHot’s Smart Relief TENS Therapy. She worried its effectiveness...

• Pop singer Justin Bieber, 21. • Actress Lupita Nyong’o (Film: “12 Years a Slave”), 32. • TV host Donovan Patton, 37. • Actor Mark...

1790: President George Washington signed a measure authorizing the first U.S. Census. 1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, back from...

Breakfast/Brunch: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Township Fire Company, Mooresburg. Breakfast Buffet: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Nescopeck Township Fire...

Venezuela limits Americans CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U....

• Crop Production Services Inc., Bloomsburg, gives notice today that it will be applying pesticides over the next 45 days; for details,...

Dad of killer shoots his mom PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of a man imprisoned for slashing the throat of a bicyclist has pleaded guilty...

TREASURE HUNT: 4-5-7-18-25 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 4-2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 3-2-5 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 3-8-6-7 MIDDAY PICK FIVE: 4-4-7-2-9...

CSI Netherlands: Police in the Dutch town of Haarlem, near Amsterdam, raided an urban marijuana farm after a recent snowfall. In...

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf, who ran last year with the backing of environmental groups, will soon be giving a first glimpse at how his...

Authorities: Man drunk, speeding FISHING CREEK TWP. — An Orangeville man was drunk and driving over 60 mph in a 40-mph zone on Pealertown...

Police: Unlicensed driver out on date ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko man who was arrested earlier this month for driving with a suspended...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 14-year-old is dead and two other people are injured after a fight police say was initially intended as a stunt...

Snowbank escape TILTON, N.H. (AP) — High snowbanks helped two horses have a brief adventure in Tilton, but their owners say the pair is...

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) —Douglas Derrick McKenzie was already in trouble with the law. But after briefly escaping from Columbus police this...

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An ex-convict who robbed a bank hoping he’d be sent back to prison told an Indiana judge he wanted to plead...

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man was convicted Thursday of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while the couple was on a...

A ham and cabbage dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Eagles Hose Co. will raise money for Rick Fowler. Young and Reckless will...

Ida R. Bower, age 90, formerly of East Eighth Street, Bloomsburg, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Emeritus At Bloomsburg, in Scott Township...

John Robert Taylor, 69, of Harveyville passed away of natural causes at his home on Thursday morning, Feb. 26, 2015. Born in Danville, on...

Martha L. Zadiraka, age 89, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. She was born on Oct. 10, 1925, in Benton Township, Pennsylvania....

Kenneth L. Kulp, 77, of Kachinka Hollow Road, Berwick, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at 5:25 p.m. at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville....

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) —It’s a solitary existence, and that’s fine with Steve Fuller. He never feels alone. Fuller has been...

Leslieann R. Eddy Robin Robert Eddy and Erica Marie Harvey, Berwick, are the parents of a daughter, Leslieann Rose, born Monday, Feb. 23...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Port of Wilmington has secured a multiyear contract to export Chrysler vehicles to the Middle East. Diamond...

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York are celebrating their birthdays...

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A commuter using Boston area’s subway system literally got his knickers in a twist, when a train station escalator...

BERWICK — Borough Police responded to these calls from Feb. 15-21: Feb. 15 •12:41 a.m. — 1500 block West Front Street, door open •8...

“When it’s as cold as it has been, it is difficult to jump quickly into a big warm-up. “Since the cold air does not want to leave, it...

MONTOURSVILLE — All season long, Mansfield has relied on balanced scoring and 3-point shooting to earn the top seed in District 4 Class A...

WILLIAMSPORT — It was a long time in the making for Warrior Run’s Zack LeBarron. LeBarron was finally able to wear a regional gold medal...

LAPORTE — Mount Carmel shrugged off a District 4 semifinal loss to Montoursville with a 71-65 win over Wyalusing behind a dominating...

WASHINGTON — John Wall scored 22 points, Nene added 21 and the Washington Wizards ended their six-game losing streak with a 99-95 win over...

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he...

SUNRISE, Fla. — Jaromir Jagr made his Florida debut and Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers' 5-3...

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas, 84-67, on...

HAMPTON, Ga. — The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in...

WILLIAMSPORT —Bloomsburg’s Sam Miller finally was able to exercise the demons of South Williamsport’s Nate Jones when he defeated Jones for...

March 1, 1985 • Tom Levitski leads the Berwick boys basketball team with 27 points and 12 rebounds in a 65-49 win over Shikellamy in the...

Today No events scheduled ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Monday No events scheduled

Sprint Cup Series After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Car number in...

ATHLETICS 4 p.m. NBCSN — USA Indoor Championships, at Boston –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AUTO RACING 1 p.m. FOX — NASCAR,...

Men’s scores EAST Albany (NY) 79, Vermont 73 Binghamton 76, UMBC 69 Boston College 79, NC State 63 Bryant 61, St. Francis (NY)...

NCAA BASKETBALL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at UConn Pk SMU at California 3½ Oregon St. at Houston 6 South Florida at Providence 8...

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Suspended Golden State C Festus Ezeli one game for initiating an altercation with...

Gun show set The Pennsdale gun and outdoor show will be held March 7-8. Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday hours are...

There is absolutely nothing that generates as much excitement in Pennsylvania for people who love the outdoors than a visit to Elk Country...

Pope and Young, the organization that keeps the archery hunting record books, decides to allow bow hunters to submit trophy animals taken...

Two hurt when boat crashes into eatery TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two people were injured when a 39-foot boat crashed into a restaurant near...

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) —A retired chemistry professor from Sioux City has developed a new beverage technology that allows consumers to...

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court has rejected again a petition from a pardoned felon seeking to have his criminal record...

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) —It just doesn’t seem fair. Bridgewater resident Kathy Gerndt elevated her small one-story summer cottage on...

Ind. woman named watermelon queen VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) —An Indiana woman who grew up in the state’s prime melon-growing country has been...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An old stone marker newly on display in Pierre is a monument to the unique connection South Dakota has to North Dakota...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Some western Michigan jail inmates sued a food contractor and Kent County this week over a 2012 incident when...

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Don’t ask Ken Oenning, or any of the 30 Uniontown, Washington, men stuffing 1,800 pounds of sausage into synthetic...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from the most recent column by Ann Coulter, author of “Never Trust a Liberal Over Three — Especially a Republican...

ROSE: Mark Sherman says he returned from Colorado to his native Pennsylvania because of the good people here. His faith in his fellow...

In 2013, the Columbia-Montour Council of the Boy Scouts of America was recognized as one of the top councils in the nation. For 2014, the...

“It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.” — Helen Walton When I was in my homeland,...

DANVILLE — The Geisinger Health System pathology staff authored 14 articles for two special issues of the Archives of Pathology...

Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of SolarCity bonds, which pay 4 percent and are guaranteed by individual leases on solar installations?...

Williamsport — Larson Design Group, an engineering, architecture, and surveying firm, recently announced that Jennifer A. George has joined...

Dear Mr. Berko: In 1954, my parents took me to the first Sears store that opened in Oklahoma City. We were impressed with all the...

Elysburg — It’s been so cold that this is hard to believe, but opening day at Knoebels Amusement Resort is just two months away, a press...

ALLENTOWN — The price PPL charges customers who still purchase their power from the local utility increases today for the spring quarter...

Hey Robert De Niro, if us little people have to pay taxes, why can’t you? Page Six says De Niro, 71, was recently hit with a $6.4 million...

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — This wasn’t his idea. It was God’s. Long ago, David Rosenberg said God told him the end of the world is near, and...

The new president of the nation’s largest teachers union is a former teacher of the year who takes over as once-sacred tenure protections...

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Dave and Vesta Sterenchock are familiar with unconventional love. The couple met in a spiritual chat room...

BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Monday — St. Columba, 9:20 a.m.-1:30...

Senior centers list week’s activities • Benton — Unavailable. • Berwick — Monday: Bread giveaway, pinochle, 9 a.m.; decorate for St....

Geisinger-Bloomsburg SUNDAY — Gift shop: Open 12-3 p.m., Dorene Miguelez MONDAY — Gift shop: Alayne Benner, Janet Burket; Info Desk:...

2/MONDAY Community Singers, Monday, 7 p.m., rehearsal St. Peter’s UMC, Riverside. Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents...

60th anniversary Robert and Sarah Amick are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on March 11, 1955, in...

PASR chapter to dine out March 12 BUCKHORN — The Columbia-Montour Chapter of PASR will hold a luncheon meeting 11 a.m. Thursday, March...

SHICKSHINNY — Here are Northwest Area Middle and High School honor roll students for the second marking period: High Honors •...

James Frisbie and Deborah Lee are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows in April...

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) announces more than 255 nonprofits have registered to participate in...

UNIVERSITY PARK — Too often, when first responders arrive on the scene of a farm-related emergency, they don’t have the proper knowledge,...

NEW YORK — Tea Leoni, 49, is gorgeous, agelessly and naturally. Besides, she’s a woman who knows who she is. And what she wants. “I...

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar winner Julianne Moore will be in the house this May for the second annual BookCon gathering in Manhattan. Author of...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The No. 1 blue engine is getting a new friend in Eddie Redmayne. Fresh off an Oscar win for his portrayal of Stephen...

In Obama’s latest assault on the American Public’s intelligence, he declared “We are not at war with Islam” and that “Jobs creation would...

DEAR ABBY: I am 23 and my husband is 27. We’ve been married for two years. Since our wedding, I have felt an overwhelming amount of...

IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You like to enjoy life in the moment. You are creative and artistic, and care about your appearance. Nevertheless,...

NEW YORK (AP) — Patti LuPone is returning to the stage playing a crazed community theater star in a new comedy by Douglas Carter Beane....