Press Enterprise Archives

January 26, 2020
Catawissa wants to work with ailing woman found living in a parked camper with three dogs
CATAWISSA — A woman with kidney disease, diabetes and three Rottweilers has been living for more than a year in a...
Bloom design would rework Market Square, add 4-mile river trail
BLOOMSBURG — Architects have completed a master plan for the town’s streets and trails that would cost $15 million to...
Trump’s lawyers argue against abuse of power
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s lawyers plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats...
Move might boost game attendance, official says
BERWICK — A newly-elected school director here said he’d like Berwick to switch to the Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic...
Catawissa-area man says family was lucky to escape harm
CATAWISSA TWP. —Brandon Miller considered his family fortunate they weren’t harmed Saturday morning after watching...
January 25, 2020
Authorities: Woman took tenant’s things and Shickshinny dwelling
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A landlady here faces charges after police say she broke into the house she had rented out, stole...
Town council to seek input at Feb. 10 meeting
BLOOMSBURG — Town Council will tackle one of the town’s hottest topics at its February public meeting: It’s inviting...
Town councilman, Bloomsburg tavern owner envisions vendors behind Main Street
BLOOMSBURG — Newly appointed town councilman and downtown business owner Justin Hummel has an idea for a different kind...
Lawyer to evaluate decades-old school agreement and Benton proposal
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — The board that oversees the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech School plans to meet with its lawyer soon to...
January 24, 2020
Prosecutors: Suspect in tot’s death managed to move, hold down job
BLOOMSBURG — The lawyers for a man accused of beating a toddler to death in Berwick in 2017 argued he shouldn’t face...
No schedule offered for demolition, fixes
BERWICK — The owner of the damaged building overlooking Sponsler’s Park was ordered to pay $543.50 in fines and costs...
Danville school hosted CSIU program to fulfill need for educators
DANVILLE — It’s tough to find substitute teachers, school officials lament. So, a program offered through the Central...
Owner cites flood costs in sending Bloomsburg business to Slabtown
SLABTOWN — A Bloomsburg bicycle shop that’s been in business over 30 years is leaving town. Paul Baskin plans to move...
See Rock Hall of Fame members Oct. 2
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair has added a non-country band to its lineup. Chicago is to play the grandstand on the...
January 23, 2020
Ex-Hazleton staffer to teach at high school
DANVILLE — The Danville School Board hired a new head football coach Wednesday night who will also fill a faculty...
DANVILLE — Danville Area High School Students will spend less time in the classroom next school year and will need...
Salem Township residence posed a challenge to emergency responders
SALEM TWP. —A young couple and their 5-year-old daughter are unharmed but homeless after a fire destroyed their four-...
Senators urged to mull Founding Fathers’ intent
WASHINGTON — House prosecutors faced fidgeting senators as they rolled out their case against President Donald Trump on...
Trailer’s inhabitant fled flames along with his large dogs
GREENWOOD TWP. —A sleeping man survived a fire in a trailer Wednesday morning, escaping with only his dogs, his rifle...
Tigers won’t have to face bigger opponents
MECHANICSBURG — Southern Columbia’s football team will remain in its familiar Class AA division for the playoffs in the...
January 22, 2020
Town, Columbia spar over handling of vehicles on court selection days
BLOOMSBURG — A dispute continues to simmer between the town and Columbia County over six jury-selection days each year...
Woman loses career for bilking state of $10G in counseling
DANVILLE — A child therapist who billed the state for nearly $10,000 in counseling services that she never provided was...
Wanted man lost shirt, jacket in struggle with officers, police say
SCOTT TWP. — A man stopped for jaywalking on Tuesday night fled from police and is facing felony assault charges....
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans...
Teen housed in Columbia prison, faces trial as an adult
DANVILLE — A 17-year-old girl allegedly bit a staffer repeatedly at a teen lockup, and is now facing a trial as an...
Company, supers work out details of oversight
SALEM TWP. — Leaders of the fire company here say they’re interested in the township’s proposal to take over their...
January 21, 2020
Invoices totaling over $23G went unpaid, school district officials say
BLOOMSBURG — A complaint about an unpaid invoice for an athletic department purchase led to the discovery of a stack of...
Health system to open career center in Danville to help applicants
DANVILLE —Geisinger plans to open a career center downtown here in February to help fill the thousands of job vacancies...
Nescopeck’s council prefers trap-neuter idea to euthanizing borough strays
NESCOPECK — Council members here sounded eager Monday night to back off a plan to potentially euthanize unlicensed cats...
Estranged husband allegedly admitted forgery
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A man forged his estranged wife’s signature on a check and deposited nearly $4,000 in his own bank...
Suspect, a convicted felon, possessed firearm illegally
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man sold a handgun and methamphetamine to a police informant at Red Maple Inn here, arrest...
January 20, 2020
Elysburg nuns receive flood of gifts to ease heating crisis
ELYSBURG — An amusment park, two municipalities, the Bloomsburg Fair and dozens of area residents have come to the aid...
Crews douse blaze beneath Berwick trailer condemned as uninhabitable
BERWICK — Fire chased a family of three out of its aging mobile home and into the freezing dark Sunday night. One of...
Boy, 4, found outdoors in cold in only pajamas
BERWICK — A 4-year-old was reportedly found wandering in his pajamas in sub-freezing temperatures last month and now...
Nescopeck driver allegedly swerved into traffic
BRIAR CREEK — A woman high on a sleep-inducing drug hit a truck and then later claimed she may have blacked out, court...
Thief busted glass, took $595 from South Centre gambling machines
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Police here are seeking the public’s help in tracking down a burglar who stole about $595 from a...
January 19, 2020
Lawsuit by landowners group aims to ban boaters, anglers from parts of 30-mile stream
HARRISBURG — Some sections of Fishing Creek could become off limits to anglers and boaters if state judges conclude the...
Police: Speed contributed to snowy crash between Danville, Buckhorn
VALLEY TWP. — A tractor-trailer jack-knifed on westbound Interstate 80 here, rolling onto its side and blocking both...
Bloom outcry sends idea back to committee
BLOOMSBURG — A proposed plan to switch out coin-operated meters for a parking app along East Street is headed back to...
GREENWOOD TWP. — A driver who rear-ended another vehicle and then crashed into a ditch was reportedly high on...
January 18, 2020
Man charged after he was recorded digging in Franklin Township
FRANKLIN TWP. — A man faces criminal charges for allegedly digging into the bed of Roaring Creek with a backhoe. When...
Police investigating Southside incident
FRANKLIN TWP. — A Catawissa-area man says his dream of flying radio-controlled planes with his boy has become a...
South Centre development told it must update water system
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A housing development here must update its water system to comply with state standards, state...
NESCOPECK — A pickup plowed into the porch of a two-story house on Third Street here at about 9 p.m. Friday causing...
January 17, 2020
Columbia officials say no tax hike will be needed to repay money
SCOTT TWP. — Columbia County’s commissioners voted Thursday to borrow $5 million to fund several projects, the biggest...
Business lags on pledge to raze derelict Danville site
DANVILLE — The owners of a condemned property on the borough’s main street have promised to knock the building down....
BLOOMSBURG — A 19-year-old Bloomsburg man nervously told an officer that he supports the police and wants to be a...
Scott man, 28, allegedly exposed and touched himself on street
SCOTT TWP. — A Lightstreet man seen exposing and lewdly touching himself twice under a streetlight near his home on...
Grads learn skills to get ahead
DANVILLE — For 14 weeks, Alissa Moore trained on how to set goals and work to make them reality in the Getting Ahead...
January 16, 2020
Officials look for ways to cut pupil stress, including shorter school day
DANVILLE — Alarmed by a spike in suicide threats by local teens, Danville school officials are looking at ways to...
Performer retiring from Bloomsburg troupe after 42 years
BLOOMSBURG — Laurie McCants says she never regretted forgoing the neon lights of Broadway to pursue theater off Main...
Property owners say codes office should step in only in cases of safety violations
CATAWISSA — Borough landlords are flat-out opposed to regular inspections of their rental properties. But they also...
HARRISBURG (AP) —A divided Pennsylvania House voted Wednesday to ban the use of hand-held phones for all drivers to...
Police: Sunbury driver said she avoided deer, ran into pond
RUSH TWP. — A Sunbury woman crawled out the window of her SUV after it plunged into the murky water of a pond off...
January 15, 2020
Columbia County Prison finding contraband
BLOOMSBURG — A prisoner had someone stuff Suboxone strips under the binding of a tablet sent through legal mail in...
Bloomsburg restaurant was facing several issues
BLOOMSBURG — The Bakers Guild, a small cafe born from the ashes of a devastating downtown fire six years ago, has...
Panel will hear case of man who died in Columbia prison
BLOOMSBURG — For the first time in memory, a coroner’s inquest opened here Tuesday with a jury being seated to...
SUNBURY — A Bloomsburg man who died from injuries he suffered in a crash with a drunken driver will be memorialized...
Salem man accused of killing woman in DUI accident
For the Press Enterprise SHICKSHINNY — Prosecutors agreed Tuesday to drop the two most serious charges against a Salem...
January 14, 2020
Rural Benton family escapes harm from runaway truck
BENTON TWP.—A runaway tractor trailer loaded with scrap steel rolled down from a hill where it was parked and rammed...
Berwick shop owner accused of aiming gun, having drugs
BERWICK — A man who was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman was bailed out of prison only to be arrested...
Cause of Rohrsburg-area fire still unclear
GREENWOOD TWP. — Five familymembers lost their home and most of their possessions after a fire tore through their small...
Bloomsburg father says he has ‘never given up that hope’ despite the passage of time
Press Enterprise Managing Editor BLOOMSBURG — Four years ago today, Steven Whitenight Jr. left his home on West Main...
January 13, 2020
Coroner: 76-year-old suffered medical emergency at wheel
CATAWISSA TWP. —A 76-year-old man who crashed into a utility pole along River Hill Drive on Sunday afternoon has died,...
Firefighters’ fast work may have saved Bloomsburg house
BLOOMSBURG — A three-story Victorian home went up in flames Sunday morning, but a quick response by firefighters may...
Police: He told parent’s friend he wanted to kill her
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man who threatened his mother by phone and in a voicemail message is facing charges of...
Berwick Area United Way has put up 10 swap boxes so far
BERWICK — A little pantry here is hoping to make a big difference in the community. Little Free Pantry is a donation...