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Judge refuses to halt Geisinger rule for staffers with vaccine exemptions

Front Page$3M lift for Benton Foundry

State invests ‘mind-blowing’ sum in a Columbia ‘quiet success’

Front PageAnother Bloom school exec out

Curriculum director resigns, is on leave through end of term

Front PageMasks stay on, at least for now, in Berwick’s schools

Officials consider trying group virus testing for teams

Front PageFamily scrambles to rebuild after losing home to blaze

Karl and Samantha’s family lost everything they owned when their home...

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Posted on: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 3:00am
CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett denied Monday that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself in downtown Chicago, testifying at his trial that “there was no hoax... READ MORE »

Posted on: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 2:30am
Medina Spirit, a 3-year-old colt whose Kentucky Derby victory in May came under scrutiny because of a positive drug test, collapsed and died after a workout Monday at Santa Anita in... READ MORE »

Posted on: Monday, December 6, 2021 - 3:30am
U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than... READ MORE »

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Judge refuses to halt Geisinger rule for staffers with vaccine exemptions
WILLIAMSPORT — Some 100 Geisinger employees who were granted religious exemptions from the health system’s vaccine...
State invests ‘mind-blowing’ sum in a Columbia ‘quiet success’
SUGARLOAF TWP. — Benton Foundry will get a $3 million grant from the state to help fund its continuing expansion, state...
Curriculum director resigns, is on leave through end of term
BLOOMSBURG — The administrative shake-up at the Bloomsburg Area school district continued Monday, as board members...
Officials consider trying group virus testing for teams
BERWICK — Students here will have to wear masks until at least Jan. 10, and maybe longer, school directors decided...
Karl and Samantha’s family lost everything they owned when their home burned down earlier this year. They and their...
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CENTRAL COLUMBIA H.S. CLASS OF 1958: 8 a.m., Perkins restaurant, Buckhorn. Tinker Tuesday: Bloomsburg Public Library,...
1909: Chemist Leo H. Baekeland received a U.S. patent for Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic. 1941: The Empire of...
• Pop-rock singer/celebrity judge Sara Bareilles, 42. • Country singer Sunny Sweeney, 45. • Actor Jeffrey Wright,...
U.S. plans Olympics boycott WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in...
•SusQ-Cyber Charter School Board of Trustees will hold a special public meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. to consider an...
Synagogue to get $6.6M PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania is pledging $6.6 million toward redevelopment of Pittsburgh’s...
TREASURE HUNT: 2-4-7-14-16 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 5-2; WILD: 1 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 8-5-5; WILD: 1 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 5-4-6-1...
 
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Educator had vast career in lighting industry
David L. Johnson Sr., age 73, of Brunswick, Ohio, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. He was born on Feb. 3, 1948...
Longtime registered nurse enjoyed gardening
Cynthia L. “Cindy” Schaible, age 72, of Bloomsburg passed away on Friday evening, Dec. 3, 2021, at Geisinger Medical...
Known for humor, outspoken ways, strength
Ruth (Wert) Fox, 62, of Bloomsburg slept peacefully until passing the morning of Dec. 6, 2021, after a brief stay at...
Former cook was business partner in Bloom firm
Deborah L. Barnhart, aged 63, of 113 Boyd Station Road, Danville, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Nov. 19...
Former nurse’s aide known for her generosity
Marian S. Kapp Springman, age 91, of Muncy passed from this life on Saturday evening, Dec. 4, 2021, at her Moreland...
Former dental assistant, avid reader, gardener
Barbara June Baubles, 81, of Danville went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in the comfort of her home. She...
Hayden D. Baylor Matthew and Rachel (Kindt) Baylor of Bloomsburg are the parents of a son, Hayden David, born Monday,...
Hemlock Township man worked at truck stop
Leroy G. Craig, age 68, of Bloomsburg passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at his Hemlock Township home. He was...
BERWICK — A Mahanoy City man was found guilty of littering and of having beer at Briar Creek Lake, where alcohol is...
BARTKIEWICZ — Christa Beth, 44, of Pittston, formerly of Hunlock Creek, passed away November 7, 2021. Memorial service...
Full obituary to be published later
Darwin J. Davis, 62, of Berwick passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. A full...
Funeral arrangements to be announced
Karen L. (Stackhouse) Ash, age 77, of West Sixth Street, Bloomsburg, died Monday evening, Dec. 6, 2021, at Geisinger-...
Complete obituary to be published later
David C. Bogart Sr., 74, of Berwick passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. A full...

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lift threatened species protections for...

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HONOLULU (AP) — A strong storm packing high winds and extremely heavy rain flooded roads and knocked out power across...
PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat is expensive. That’s the conclusion of a study presented Monday by The Nature Conservancy...

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As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up around the world, scientists are watching a...
Jane Campion and Kirsten Dunst admired one another before they’d ever met. Campion was enamored of Sofia Coppola’s “...
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man who fell asleep at the wheel of his pickup while at a stop sign was high, police said...
DEAR ABBY: My cousin “Scotty” invited my husband and me to see his new house. He made it clear, several times, my...
SCOTT TWP. — A man found passed out in the driver’s seat of his truck had been drinking, police said. William Blake...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You’re one-of-a-kind. You tend to see the world in a way that many people don’t, often through...
 
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NEW YORK — U.S. health officials have changed their definition of lead poisoning in young children — a move expected to...
DEAR DR. ROACH: My nurse practitioner just ordered blood tests, including blood sugar and cholesterol. He said I didn’t...
Vaccine creates stronger immunity than past coronavirus infection
NEW YORK — Health officials have offered more evidence vaccinations offer better protection against COVID-19 than...
Is holiday season travel safe? It depends. It can be safe if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but officials...

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“The clouds and late-afternoon showers yesterday came from a strong cold front. The conditions arose as a small amount...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Monday his social agenda legislation would deliver tangible savings on...

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Philly is in seventh place in Metro Division
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Alain Vigneault on Monday following eight straight losses, two shy...
DeFrancesco, Dennis, Hazlet out of coaching jobs
Press Enterprise Sports Editor Carm DeFrancesco was almost certain his coaching career was over when his tenure was up...
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio...
For the Press Enterprise FRANKLIN TWP. —Southern Columbia’s offense and defense gets a lot of well-deserved credit,...
 
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PHILADELPHIA — Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Philadelphia 7-5 on Monday night...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 24 17 4 3 37 93 67 Toronto 26 17 7 2 36 80 62 Tampa Bay 24...
Purdue is No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the first time. The Boilermakers were a...
Tennessee is back in the top 10 of The Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll for the first time in nearly...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joel Embiid had a season-high 43 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Brooklyn 16 7.696 — Boston 13 11.542 3½ Philadelphia 13 11.542 3½...
 
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PITTSBURGH — The metrics are easy. When T.J. Watt plays, the Pittsburgh Steelers are playoff contenders. When he doesn...
The Philadelphia Eagles have already won two more games than last season and are in the middle of the playoff race...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Mario Cristobal is going home again. Cristobal is leaving Oregon and returning to Miami,...
John Harbaugh has the best kicker in the NFL, currently and possibly ever. Yet, trailing by one point, he left Justin...
 
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Dec. 7, 1991 • Schuylkill Haven’s Jason Killian takes the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown and Southern falls...
Today BASKETBALL High school boys Bloom. Chr. at Walnut St. Chr...6:30 p.m. New Covenant at CCCS........7:30 p.m....
Men’s basketball The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN'S) 6:30 p.m. CBSSN — Virginia at James Madison FS1 — Vermont at Providence 7 p.m. ESPN —...
BASEBALL Minor League Baseball Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS — Traded C Andres Regnault to New York for RHP Tanner...
College Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Virginia 6 at James Madison Old Dominion 7 at William & Mary Oakland...
WATSONTOWN — Andre Araniva paced Columbia County Christian with a double-double, scoring 15 points and coming down...
 
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Eighty years ago today, our parents and grandparents were shaken out of the humdrum of daily living — and the...
A reasonable compromise. That idea, forwarded by Chamber of Commerce President Fred Gaffney, seems something worth...
Lately, I’ve started seeing all the usual Christmas decorations, books, gift suggestions, articles, foods and...
InsideSources.com The last time I talked with Bob Dole it was nearing sunset on a glorious late October afternoon in...
God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the people I do like...
 
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HONOLULU — When Japanese bombs began falling on Pearl Harbor, U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class David Russell first sought...
BERWICK — The woman police say tried to burn down her trailer in a suicide bid was arraigned Monday morning and jailed...
 
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I want to know “who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop and who put the ram in the rama lama ding dong”...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) —Toyota announced on Monday that it plans to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant...
 
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