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October 16, 2021
CEO: Rebounding COVID-19 cases show vaccination rule is necessary
MAHONING TWP. — The COVID-19 virus still is very much a reality, Geisinger Chief Executive Officer Jaewon Ryu declared...
Southern school buses double up on routes, officials are informed
FRANKLIN TWP. — A shortage of bus drivers in Southern Columbia Area Schools has some drivers doubling their routes and...
Montour County judge agrees to probation
DANVILLE — A Philadelphia teen charged with slugging a youth development aide as a delinquent at North Central Secure...
BLOOMSBURG — A woman reported her dog was stolen by a woman in front of Hess’s Tavern early Friday, town police said....
October 15, 2021
Road work in Bloomsburg cutting off parade route
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg’s homecoming parade won’t be held Saturday because of the town’s road construction project on...
Tax money, jobs and better Internet access promised
BRIAR CREEK — Speakers at a town hall meeting Thursday promised Talen Energy’s planned Cumulus Data Center would bring...
Official: Bloomsburg-area surveys to help determine mitigation options
Press Enterprise Editor BLOOMSBURG — Survey crews are on the streets of west Bloomsburg and the flood-prone areas of...
BLOOMSBURG — When residents of the town’s west end want to get information on flooding of Fishing Creek next year,...
Vehicles violently wrecked near Route 42 in Aristes
CONYNGHAM — A violent crash shut down a section of MidValley Road between Wilburton No. 2 and Wilburton No. 1 Thursday...
Authorities: Suspect had warrants out in two counties
BLOOMSBURG — Police from four departments descended on Millville Road Wednesday evening after a neighbor reported a man...
October 14, 2021
Danville council also hears from a supporter of its decision on Outfest
DANVILLE — A member of the Montour-Columbia PRIDE organization told council here Tuesday that borough officials sent a...
School district hopes to plant athletic fields on former DSH parcel
DANVILLE — Danville Area School District wants to move several of its athletic fields and a parking lot to 20 acres...
HVAC project slated for high and middle school buildings
BERWICK — Berwick Area Middle School and High School are getting a $20 million heating and air conditioning upgrade,...
Berwick center members learn technology use as they record digital book
BERWICK — Mary Silvette, who was born before television was invented, is now one of the collaborators on a high-tech...
Police: Pursuit wound through trailer court
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A 45-year-old man remains in prison after leading police on a car chase that twisted through a...
October 13, 2021
Council hopefuls debate business tax breaks, spending COVID relief
BLOOMSBURG — Candidates for Bloomsburg council politely jostled over tax breaks for businesses, how to improve the...
$9G project to remove lead paint, falling plaster, moldy carpet
CATAWISSA — Borough police officers mulling a renovation of their department’s upstairs rooms discovered lead paint in...
More feds’ flood aid on the way to Bloom and Montour County
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County will get nearly $3 million in federal funding to buy out 22 single-family homes located in...
Parents question dismissal of cross country assistant
DANVILLE — The daughters of a recently fired cross country assistant coach spoke in her defense during Tuesday night’s...
Berwick man given up to four years in state prison
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man awaiting trial on charges he raped a woman last December was sentenced Monday to state...
October 12, 2021
Monoclonal antibodies for high-risk patients are also offered by Geisinger in Bloomsburg
BERWICK — Berwick Hospital Center is set to begin administering monoclonal antibodies to treat high-risk COVID-19...
People who need to be tested for COVID-19 should not go to the emergency room; instead, they should contact their...
Berwick-area 5-year-old named one of Geisinger’s Miracle Kids
BERWICK — They were only part way to the hospital when the baby started to turn gray. It was Oct. 23, 2016, and for...
LGBTQ citizens thank council for ‘making history’
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg officially came out Monday in favor of Outfest, a day of support for the LGBTQ community....
Cell phone companies took over some of its frequencies
BERWICK — School directors here agreed to spend $15,903 on upgrading the high school auditorium sound system after some...
Accused allegedly targeted a Danville woman with 47 calls and 53 messages
DANVILLE — A former Sunbury woman already on probation for stalking a Danville woman faces more charges after police...
October 11, 2021
Millville woman escapes serious injury, is charged with speeding
GREENWOOD TWP. — A Millville woman lost control of her car Sunday afternoon, slamming it head-on into a utility pole,...
Berwick volunteers rushed to aid of expectant mom in labor at park
BERWICK — Volunteer firefighters are so committed to keeping Riverfest crowds and vendors safe, several even camp out...
Program introduces students to industry
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — The state’s Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow farm tour moves from county to county each year, and 2021 is...
ANTHONY TWP. — A man pulled over for speeding on Route 54 told police he had been “doing s--- I shouldn’t be doing...
BERWICK — A 19-year-old man allegedly beat up two teenage girls and threatened to shoot them and friends. Justin...
October 10, 2021
Wage hikes fail to ease area ‘workforce crisis’
BLOOMSBURG — Driving along Route 11 from the Northumberland/ Montour county line to the Luzerne County line in East...
Noted Calif. tagger paints here during Grateful Dead mural tour
BLOOMSBURG — In town for just over 24 hours, renowned graffiti artist Jules Muck spray-painted five murals on area...
System will ‘look into matter’ of boy’s injury
DANVILLE — Parents of a juvenile who was treated at Geisinger for an injury he suffered in a bike accident are suing...
Vendors see big crowds, like added space at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
BLOOMSBURG — Visitors to the Covered Bridge and Arts Festival Saturday praised its Bloomsburg Fairgrounds location, but...
October 9, 2021
Jury convicts boyfriend of third-degree murder of 3-year-old
BLOOMSBURG — A Columbia County jury on Friday convicted Michael A. Crimi of third-degree murder in the beating death of...
Family discovers gravesite of ancestor who crossed Delaware with Washington
CATAWISSA — A family recently discovered one of its relatives, who generations ago crossed the Delaware River with...
Berwick couple faces 55 charges of animal neglect
BERWICK — A couple who had 30 animals taken by humane society officers has been charged with 55 counts of neglecting...
Passerby called police when homeless man wasn’t near backpack
MAHONING TWP. — A tip from a good Samaritan led to the rescue of a homeless man Friday morning who had fallen down a...
But northbound motorists will face plenty of new disruptions
BLOOMSBURG —PennDOT has lifted the detour that has blocked the main entryway into the south side of town since the...
October 8, 2021
Accused abuser describes ‘frantic’ attempts to revive child, 3
BLOOMSBURG — Accused child abuser Michael A. Crimi, testifying Thursday in Columbia County court, flatly denied ever...
Teacher helped lead cross country
DANVILLE — Danville Area School Board terminated the contract of an assistant cross county coach at last week’s meeting...
Flood of vehicles clogs area on way to first Bloom Fairgrounds event
BLOOMSBURG — An onslaught of traffic for Thursday morning’s opening of the 39th annual Covered Bridge and Arts Festival...
Ex-Geisinger doctor and pastor give 50 acres to her alma mater
COOPER TWP. —When Dr. Thomas J. Martin and his wife, the Rev. Lois Martin, stopped spending time at their 107...
Columbia sets deadline as applications dwindle
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County commissioners doled out another round of federal COVID-19 funding Thursday, distributing $...
October 7, 2021
Official fears Head Start programs may lose employees over mandate
DANVILLE — As the federal mandate deadline for all Head Start employees to be vaccinated against coronavirus nears,...
Defendant’s ex insists bruising, marks fresh
BLOOMSBURG — Medical experts testified Wednesday for the defense in the Columbia County court trial of a man charged...
Accident closed part of Route 42 for a time
MONTOUR TWP. — A man was injured Wednesday after the Nissan Rogue he was driving crossed the center yellow line on...
Deficit at $639G as full-time enrollment drops
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University approved a $136 million budget Wednesday. It featured a $2.1 million reduction from...
Covered Bridge Festival reopens today at new fairgrounds home
BLOOMSBURG — The 39th annual Covered Bridge and Arts Festival begins today at its new location. The event moved to the...
October 6, 2021
Bloomsburg school board takes steps to address issues
BLOOMSBURG — With graduation rates slipping and teacher resignations at an all-time high, Bloomsburg Area Schools’...
Survivors tell stories, raise awareness at domestic violence event
BERWICK —Brandy Switzer remembers the first time her first husband made her bleed. She was only 18 when they married...
Testimony reveals woman wanted to leave the defendant
BLOOMSBURG — The mother of a Berwick toddler who died after her boyfriend babysat the girl testified Tuesday her...
Police allege they found hundreds of photos, 19 videos on devices
CATAWISSA TWP. — A township man is charged with 50 child pornography and related counts after police say they found 575...
October 5, 2021
Trial begins for boyfriend accused of murdering Berwick tot
BLOOMSBURG — Three-year-old Isabella Brown of Berwick had up to 40 bruises or abrasions all over her tiny body, even...
Fishing Creek’s surprise overflow closed thoroughfare much of day
ORANGE TWP. — Heavy rain Monday morning caused unexpected flooding along Rohrsburg Road here, according to Orangeville...
Department to add rehab unit to help volunteers take heat
BERWICK — Firefighters here are getting a rehab unit so they can cool off volunteers. “The closest one to us is in...
Board OKs ground prep for Talen data warehouse
SALEM TWP. — Salem Township supervisors discussed a plan to oversee its fire department’s finances during Monday’s...
Pregnant woman listed in fair condition at GMC
MADISON TWP. — A pickup smashed into a horse-drawn buggy Sunday morning on the road from Jerseytown to Millville,...
October 4, 2021
Cops: Danville-area suspect said she painted parking lot as free speech
VALLEY TWP. — A Danville-area woman spray painted the parking lot of a local gas station purple and then returned to...
Smaller crowds, higher prices, perfect weather mark 166th outing
BLOOMSBURG — Attendance was down and prices were up at the 166th Bloomsburg Fair. But coming out of a pandemic...
One man, his parents confronted the victim after split, police say
BERWICK — An argument between a couple that had broken up turned physical, leaving one man with a broken cell phone, an...
WILKES-BARRE — A viral charity started during the pandemic has a regional volunteer here looking for help. Lasagna...
Press Enterprise staff DANVILLE — A Danville man ran away from a traffic stop because of an outstanding warrant,...
October 3, 2021
Berwick board had little guidance on Crispin decision
When Berwick Area school directors tried to figure out whether the annual July 4 fireworks at Crispin Field were safe,...
Four performers put on show at free stage on event’s last day
BLOOMSBURG — Performing before a live audience on the free stage at the Bloomsburg Fair last night was “a great...
Case alleges woman wasn’t treated for head injury suffered during a clinic visit
DANVILLE — A former patient’s family is suing Geisinger Medical Center, alleging the hospital failed to treat a head...
Coal Township woman allegedly tested at .40% after striking barriers of Danville-Riverside bridge
DANVILLE — A Coal Township woman who struck the concrete barrier of the Danville-Riverside bridge Aug. 19 had a blood-...