Press Enterprise Archives

May 12, 2021
Montour County officials pleading for applicants; one approved so far
DANVILLE — In February, Montour County announced it had gotten $1.2 million to help families with rent and other...
Restaurant owners, borough lawyer favor review of closing rules
CATAWISSA — A representative from Vito’s Pizza urged Borough Council to treat downtown businesses equally when it comes...
CATAWISSA —Two men are running for mayor and four candidates are seeking seats on Borough Council in Catawissa. But...
Scratcher scores $100G jackpot in February
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville resident won $100,000 playing a scratch-off lottery game called Find The Leprechaun, state...
May 11, 2021
Town to move Fourth of July bash to fairgrounds due to road detour
BLOOMSBURG — Amid concerns over a major construction detour and possible COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, the...
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair will kick off its first racing season in 36 years with free admission to its first...
Mifflin supers hear fears about 55-unit housing development
MIFFLIN TWP. — About a dozen residents turned out for a supervisors meeting here Monday to explain their fears over...
BLOOMSBURG —Just a week after the state said it will lift most COVID-19 restrictions at the end of this month,...
Ohio man escapes serious injury in crash
ORANGE TWP. — An Ohio man rolled the tractor-trailer he was driving south on State Route 487 Monday afternoon, tying up...
May 10, 2021
Candidates vie for offices to be decided in November
Voters go to the polls May 18 for primary elections, in which candidates will be chosen to represent their parties in...
Suspect allegedly hid cash, meth under hood
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A man had an entire drug-selling kit, complete with cash, packaging, a scale and methamphetamine,...
Woman at wheel after seven convictions
BERWICK — A woman crashed her pickup into a car carrying a mother and two young children, then fled on foot, police...
Cops: Girlfriend claimed suspect had jumped out window
BERWICK — A man hid from police under a mattress while his girlfriend told officers he had jumped out a window and fled...
May 9, 2021
As economy grows, national and local companies hit hiring hurdles
DANVILLE — Wade Spicer had run Strong Industries, which manufactures hot tubs, at a Point Township location for decades...
East Street project uncovers tracks
BLOOMSBURG — The East Street reconstruction project has unearthed a piece of transportation history dating to the turn...
RIVERSIDE — Theodore “Chick” Burkland served on the borough’s centennial committee while sitting on borough council...
BERWICK — Krista Joline looked at her twin babies and instantly was smitten. Chunky little Chase seemed so lazy as he...
May 8, 2021
Berwick Police say chase suspect blew through stop signs
BERWICK — A 22-year-old nearly ran over two pedestrians while fleeing police Thursday, police say. Now officers are...
Arcus Brothers owner credits diversified items as landmark turns 50
BLOOMSBURG — Arcus Brothers Stereo Centers Inc. turned 50 Thursday. It’s a landmark anniversary for a landmark store...
Orangeville man, 41, gets probation, fine
BLOOMSBURG — An Orangeville man charged with trying to rob a store clerk with his fingers pointed at her in the shape...
BENTON — A Benton man is accused of grabbing an 8-year-old boy by his neck and choking him while fighting with the boy’...
BLOOMSBURG — A former Staples employee who stole thousands in cash and store credits at work pleaded guilty Thursday to...
May 7, 2021
Junior-senior dance postponed to June 11
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — An uptick in positive cases of coronavirus among Central Columbia High School students has forced a...
‘Caretakers:’ We weren’t told historic span was sold, to be moved
HEMLOCK TWP. — A couple who’ve served as the unofficial guardians of a historic covered bridge for nearly 20 years say...
MAHONING TWP. — A Geisinger Medical Center employee threatened to stab another employee who told her she wanted to keep...
Berwick defendant also fined $3,000, is to lose license
BLOOMSBURG — A man with six lifetime arrests for driving drunk was given a state prison sentence of one to five years...
May 6, 2021
Geisinger executive reveals plans for ‘freestanding’ center
BUCKHORN — A Geisinger executive has revealed the health system is considering a “freestanding hospital” in Buckhorn...
Bloomsburg officials hesitate to dive into final decision on opening
BLOOMSBURG — Town officials remain optimistic the pool will be open this summer, even as renovations fall more than a...
At 17, author suffered traumatic brain injury
A 1999 car crash on a country road outside Millville left Lethan Candlish in a coma for five days and forever changed...
BLOOMSBURG — A Kentucky man was locked up after town police say he stalked and threatened his ex-wife — even showing up...
MAHONING TWP. — A Tioga County woman who failed to pick up her husband at Geisinger Medical Center was found drunk in...
May 5, 2021
Phones used to track movements; accused to face drug-death charges in county court
MILLVILLE — Using cell phone tower data and text messages, police were able to track the final hours of a man who died...
Only mask order will stay for Memorial Day
Pennsylvania will lift all COVID-19 restrictions except its masking order on Memorial Day, the Wolf administration...
Suspect allegedly gave up after threat of Taser jolt
MIFFLINVILLE — An early morning car chase through the Mainville area Tuesday ended with the driver leaving his car to...
Court calendar includes beating deaths of woman and child
BLOOMSBURG — Jury trials in two murder cases will be held in Columbia County court this fall for the first time in 15...
Overwhelmed owner: ‘I just left him there’
By JULYE WEMPLE Press Enterprise Writer MILLVILLE — A Bloomsburg man accused of dumping a dog outside the Orange...
May 4, 2021
Man facing federal fraud charges among cases at Columbia’s prison
BLOOMSBURG — Four Columbia County Prison inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, including a Berwick man locked up...
Writer leaves newspaper job to launch new career in the George Lucas galaxy
Reporter Kristin Baver has swapped her Bloomsburg beat to cover a galaxy far, far away. Three years after leaving the...
Supers set conditions for project proposed near power plant
SALEM TWP. — Talen Energy’s proposed 400,000-square-foot data warehouse cleared another hurdle Monday as township...
School reopens today after deep cleaning
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —Central Columbia officials announced late Sunday that its high school building would be closed...
BERWICK — Berwick High School’s boys volleyball team is in quarantine after one member tested positive for COVID-19....
May 3, 2021
Big Dan’s trades trailer for sit-down eatery
CATAWISSA — Dan Bosworth was always the “backyard guy,” the amateur chef firing up his tiny electric smoker and cooking...
Criminal justice major allegedly looted her sorority house account
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University sorority sister has been charged with stealing $1,490 out of the Greek house...
200+ soon-to-be BU grads prepare to start careers in pandemic
BLOOMSBURG — Addressing her graduating class during a weekend pinning service, Brianne Whitley shared a favorite saying...
BLOOMSBURG —An Espy woman with an extensive criminal history of thefts was given a maximum county prison sentence for...
BLOOMSBURG — When police reminded a Bloomsburg man that his ex-girlfriend having a protection-from-abuse order against...
May 2, 2021
Man wed before his ordination will lead two Berwick churches
BERWICK — A new priest is coming to St. Mary and St. Joseph’s churches, and unlike any of his predecessors, he’s...
Two airlifted to GMC after collision outside eatery
ORANGE TWP. — A car and an SUV collided in front of a restaurant along Route 487 here about 5:30 p.m. Saturday,...
Authorities: Woman, four children hurt
SCOTT TWP. — A woman with four children in an SUV lost control of the vehicle, which careened off Interstate 80 and...
Fire chief: New owner’s debris fire spread to building
FISHING CREEK TWP. — A fire around noon Saturday destroyed a barn here, the last remaining structure on a property...
Man accused of having sex with girl outside Columbia Mall
BLOOMSBURG — A Delaware County man arrested on statutory sex crimes with a 13-year-old girl in his car near Columbia...
May 1, 2021
Replanting set for front of pizza shop
BLOOMSBURG — A town committee has voted to replant a tree in front of a local pizza shop, effectively ending a four-...
Washingtonville mayor offers proof of builder ID
WASHINGTONVILLE — When a centuries-old log cabin was discovered under the facade of a bar being demolished early last...
D.A.: Video shows town man didn’t hit anyone
Press Enterprise Editor BLOOMSBURG — Police have dropped nearly all charges against a man who’d faced a count of...
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia School Board and the teachers union agreed Friday to a three-year contract extension...
April 30, 2021
Lawyer: Zoning amendments aren’t appropriate for transitional housing
BLOOMSBURG — A local developer continued his fight to open a transitional living facility at the site of a former...
Concession stand, kiosks to offer supplies for lake at Montour Preserve
WASHINGTONVILLE — There’s good news for those headed to Lake Chillisquaque at the Montour Preserve this weekend for an...
DANVILLE — Danville School Board unanimously approved a proposed budget that would raise taxes 3.5% for the 2021-22...
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia’s school board and teachers are considering a three-year extension to an existing...
Authorities: Officer intervened in public outburst
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg woman kicked a police officer in the groin and tried to sic her dog on him when he tried to...
April 29, 2021
PSSHE board favors integration while BU trustee questions plan
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors voted Wednesday to move forward...
Plans to consolidate state universities will drive away students while hurting the economies of some of the state’s...
Briar Creek building worker: Berwick authority staff cleared it quickly
BRIAR CREEK —Sewage flooded the parking lot of a building at the edge of the Berwick Area Joint Sewer Authority’s...
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg’s two Democratic mayoral candidates addressed a range of familiar issues at a public forum...
73-year-old driver escapes serious injury in Scott mishap
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg woman had to be freed from her SUV after she lost control of it on a winding driveway and...