Press Enterprise Archives

June 18, 2019
Madison super agrees to pay $4,000, but denies wrongdoing, says she won’t resign
MADISON TWP. — A state commission found a township supervisor here violated ethics rules — voting on township business...
Once-condemned site houses training center for young athletes
BERWICK — Nearly four years after borough officials condemned the former Berwick Armory over safety concerns, the...
Officers couldn’t get panicked, bleeding doe out of Bloom’s Salvation Army shop
BLOOMSBURG — An injured deer had to be shot by police after it wandered into the downtown Salvation Army store Monday...
18-year-old charged with corrupting juvenile, theft
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man invited a boy to go “car hopping” June 2, then the two tried to flee after drawing the...
Research suggests human preferences led to expressive faces
NEW YORK (AP) —What’s behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that over thousands of years...
June 17, 2019
Woman allegedly tried to disguise Suboxone as mail from son’s lawyer
BLOOMSBURG — A Philadelphia woman tried to disguise drugs she was mailing to her son in Columbia County Prison as mail...
Exemption would shift burden toward businesses, rentals
SALEM TWP. — Supervisors here voted to start the ball rolling on a tax break for homeowners — a break that would shift...
Neighbor’s hungry livestock rescue Pond Hill ambulance crew
WAPWALLOPEN —When township officials told an ambulance company here it needed to do some landscaping, members received...
HARRISBURG (AP) — The number of people killed on Pennsylvania’s roads rose in 2018, fueled by increases in the deaths...
Bloom daughter-in-law sentenced as a first-time offender for using kin’s debit card at least 95 times
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg woman charged with running up more than $13,000 in charges on a debit card stolen from her...
June 16, 2019
Trio allegedly stole Salem couple’s mail and tried to open 17 accounts
SALEM TWP. — It’s been two months since Dr. John Guerriero and wife Tracy became victims of an alleged identity theft...
Berwick 25-year-old accused in $9G spree with boys at plant
For the Press Enterprise SALEM TWP. — A Berwick man along with three juveniles ran amok through the Riverview Block...
Bloom restaurateurs close Filet 18, launch campsite and event venue
BLOOMSBURG — After more than four years, the owners of a Main Street restaurant have closed its doors to focus on a new...
Student from Dillsburg allegedly used Snapchat on phone to set up deals, transfer money online
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student told police he was selling marijuana to help friends and make some extra...
June 15, 2019
Superintendent: Staff cuts helped avoid tax hike as population drops
BERWICK — All of Berwick’s elementary schools and the high school have a lot of empty space, and the student population...
SALEM TWP. — The nuclear power plant here operated safely last year, with only minor violations found, inspectors said...
Crowd pays respects at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
BLOOMSBURG — Richard Seely of Berwick was a talented runner at Berwick Area High School and even received offers from...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg teenager reported missing Thursday was discovered by authorities Friday night in Williamsport...
Trucks ticketed during work on Montour County railroad crossing
DANVILLE — Work on a railroad crossing in Riverside created a traffic tie-up both there and in Danville on Friday...
June 14, 2019
Hearing over animal’s ‘forever home’ paused
MAHONING TWP. — A lawsuit over the ownership of a zebra-pony hybrid took an unexpected turn Thursday when, mid-...
Work could take a year
SCOTT TWP. — Work on Tri-County Lumber’s new 10,000-square-foot design center and showroom is to begin by the end of...
WILLIAMSPORT — A Catawissa man has pleaded guilty to supplying a deadly combination of heroin and fentanyl to a 20-year...
Public can tour Washingtonville facility Saturday afternoon for 75th anniversary
WASHINGTONVILLE — The Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company is celebrating 75 years of service to the community on...
June 13, 2019
New digital radios will fix coverage in Columbia, Montour, but cost $10M
BLOOMSBURG — Officials at the 9-1-1 center say a new digital radio system will fix spotty coverage that has plagued...
Hunlock resident calls pro to evict weasel intruder
HUNLOCK CREEK — An Englishman who moved to Pennsylvania 30 years ago to “enjoy the wildlife” got more than he bargained...
Some Bloom leaders question value of oversight process in historic district
BLOOMSBURG — Renovations to an East Street home touched off a debate at Town Council Monday night, with some members...
Directors express concern over troubled but anonymous responses
DANVILLE — A new Danville graduate told school directors Wednesday that an online wellness survey she designed showed...
Berwick woman, 22, facing trial for allegedly tipping suspected drug dealers to coming raid
BERWICK — The lawyer for an informant accused of tipping off drug dealers to a raid last month questioned during a...
June 12, 2019
Beach Haven motorist accused of vehicular homicide, DUI in accident that killed woman and injured two
SALEM TWP. — A driver who police say killed a woman in a head-on crash on Route 11 has been charged with vehicular...
600 in borough under boil advisory as hoses over bridge carry trickle
NESCOPECK — A water main break disrupted service to about 600 customers here Tuesday, prompting a boil-water advisory...
Madison family of three left homeless by blaze
MADISON TWP. — A police officer rescued a disabled woman from a burning home here Tuesday. Firefighters from five...
DANVILLE — A fire at 401 Church St. on Tuesday destroyed much of the merchandise stored in the basement for a couple’s...
Leftover meal-plan money provides meals for elementary kids
BLOOMSBURG — For the last 15 years Bloomsburg University students have been quietly stocking the shelves of a town food...
June 11, 2019
Coroner: More tests, investigation needed to learn how teen died
BLOOMSBURG — An autopsy of the teen who died in the Columbia County Prison June 2 turned up no evidence to suggest he...
Firm says owner allowed Berwick site to deteriorate
BERWICK — An insurance company is suing Robert A. Bull for payments it says it had to make when his building collapsed...
Man, 57, found with revolver, marijuana outside Wilburton residence, troopers say
WILBURTON — A man has been locked up after allegedly firing a handgun three times inside his elderly mother’s residence...
Construction vehicle dumps load of gravel off I-80 Lime Ridge exit
LIME RIDGE —The driver of a construction vehicle exiting Interstate 80 lost control and drove into an embankment here...
Scott reads from 30 Seconds, rebuts comments
MAHONING TWP. — T.S. Scott, vice chairman of the township board here, opened Monday night’s meeting by reading and...
June 10, 2019
Man allegedly fought officers who reported stolen gun, drugs in truck
BERWICK — A homeless man fought with two Berwick Police officers who discovered a large quantity of crystal meth and a...
Suspect allegedly tried to kick his way into a Bloomsburg residence
BLOOMSBURG — A man seen running around and hiding behind cars on Railroad Street while “acting like a gorilla” told...
Daily searches finally turn up pet that went missing in Bloom blaze
BLOOMSBURG — Julian Wahly thought he lost everything he owned in a May 19 fire on Fair Street that killed his good...
BLOOMSBURG — Downtown Bloomsburg hasn’t been the same since Fabio Adragna died in a Fair Street fire May 19. After...
Danville-area man faces paraphernalia charges, plus vehicle citations
BUCKHORN — Police recently stopped a car with a loud exhaust and inactive license plate, and told the driver that it...
Digging in trash can first drew officer’s attention, charges say
CATAWISSA — A woman rummaging through a convenience store trash can and a man “acting strange and doing jumping jacks”...
June 9, 2019
Homeowner: Wilkes took $50G for botched, deserted job
ORANGE TWP. — Sherry Clements signed a contract with Wilkes Pools in July 2017 to install an in-ground pool in the...
Woman found, charged with taking video game system
BLOOMSBURG — Police tracked down the thief of a video game system using clues from her Internet connection, arrest...
Bloom man found passed out in car, with pants down exposing injection site, officers say
BUCKHORN — A man told police he had been awake for three days after using meth, then injected fentanyl into his groin,...
Teen counts 150 notifications during hour-long experiment
BUFFALO, N.Y. — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even...
Salem dad, 54, accused of endangering others
SALEM TWP. — A man tried to use a BB gun as a firearm by taping larger caliber rounds of ammunition to the muzzle. The...
June 8, 2019
Ex-owner alleges she gave equine to ‘forever home’ only to see it sold
BY GERI GIBBONS Press Enterprise Writer DANVILLE — Three months after a Danville woman gave away her “zorse,” she’s...
Volunteers replace destroyed Camp Lavigne span
SUGARLOAF TWP. — Last August’s flood wiped out a footbridge at the Boy Scouts’ Camp Lavigne here that served as the...
Bloom woman took part in ID thefts with couple, police say
SALEM TWP. — A third person has been charged with being part of a major mail fraud ring based out of a trailer park...
Nescopeck senior caught in Berwick building collapse
BERWICK — Graduation is always a sentimental time for parents. But for Chris and Denise Leiby, watching daughter Latia...
Easyriders crowd likely to grow at fairgrounds, organizer says
BLOOMSBURG — The Easyriders Rodeo Tour got off to a slow start Friday afternoon, with only a few dozen bikers on the...
June 7, 2019
Ex-probation officer violated release terms after previous arrest
BLOOMSBURG — A former adult probation officer in Columbia County is headed to state prison for 2-5 years on charges of...
Thousands are expected for Bloomsburg Fairgrounds motorcycle event
BLOOMSBURG — Bikers Arnold George, Brian Bullis, and other members of the Illusions Motorcycle Club braved torrential...
Suspect told authorities he feared victim was abusing girlfriend, 16
SALEM TWP. — A teen accused of breaking someone’s jaw Monday told police he was trying to defend a teenage girl from...
Woman also fined, ordered to pay restitution
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg woman arrested in a string of shoplifting and drug offenses over the past two years...
June 6, 2019
Graduates to be certified to hit factory floor at area plants
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — About a dozen Central Columbia High School seniors will come away from Saturday’s graduation not...
PennDOT: $9M project to upgrade Bloomsburg roads laid out in 1921
BLOOMSBURG — A $9 million project to reconstruct Route 487 from Main Street to Fort McClure Boulevard will detour much...
Prosecutors: Alleged shooter to admit endangering others
BLOOMSBURG — A man who fired a handgun inside the Honeysuckle Student Apartments last month is expected to plead guilty...
FCC, industry offer solutions to cut pesky interruptions
NEW YORK — New tools are coming to fight robocalls, but don’t expect unwanted calls to disappear. Political gridlock...
Police report Berwick-area home invasion attempt
SALEM TWP. — A woman reportedly tried to talk her way into a resident’s house late Tuesday night, then sprayed the...
June 5, 2019
Scott woman to serve at least 11 months for causing accident
BLOOMSBURG — A Scott Township woman who caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a man and seriously injured a...
Estranged wife asks court’s protection from alleged abuse
BERWICK — Shortly after firing upon his estranged wife and her boyfriend, William Miranda called her and threatened to...
Proposed rule would keep all big vehicles from most streets
BERWICK — Tractor truck trailers and other large vehicles will be banned from most of Berwick’s streets if a proposed...
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man pleaded guilty to stalking his ex-wife after placing a GPS tracking device on her car last...
Espy chief says vacant home’s lack of utilities makes blaze suspicious
Press Enterprise Managing Editor ESPY — While firefighters called in a State Police fire marshal to investigate a fire...