Press Enterprise Archives

September 20, 2020
Judge tosses citations against Catawissa man
CATAWISSA — A controversial manure spreader is staying put. A judge last week dismissed two citations that North...
Officials say they keep close track of who voted
ORANGEVILLE — Nancy Thomas’s husband, Roy, got a pamphlet in the mail in mid-August inviting him to apply for a mail-in...
Berwick building eyed for thrift shop, offices
BERWICK — A warehouse that has for the most part sat unused for a decade is a step closer to being home to a thrift...
Annual tradition will be altered due to coronavirus
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s TreeFest, a holiday tradition for more than 30 years, will continue this...
September 19, 2020
Hanna: Integration among three schools would expand opportunities for students
BLOOMSBURG — A proposed integration of Bloomsburg University and two other Pennsylvania State System of Higher...
Late-night blaze broke out near Test Track Park in Berwick
BRIAR CREEK — A long-abandoned farmhouse near Berwick’s Test Track Park was destroyed in a blaze finally put out Friday...
HARRISBURG — The state Health Department announced Friday it will open a free coronavirus testing clinic at Bloomsburg...
Clinic employee has been dismissed, according to officials
DANVILLE — A Geisinger clinic employee inappropriately accessed more than 700 patient records over the span of a year...
September 18, 2020
Southern Columbia football player kicked off team following party
WILLIAMSPORT — A Southern Columbia Area High School senior football player and his parents are suing the school...
Bloomsburg man getting a jump on election with Trump toys
BLOOMSBURG — Just as the election season heats up, Ben Philips has developed a new product he hopes will find a market...
Columbia County plans a COVID-19 testing site
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University has asked Columbia County for $500,000 of the county’s remaining $884,000 in COVID-...
State inmate, 43, pleads guilty to indecent assault on minors in Bloomsburg, at Fishing Creek
BLOOMSBURG — A convicted child rapist serving a 24-year state prison sentence was back before a judge Monday, pleading...
September 17, 2020
Briar Creek Township sewer crisis explained
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Dozens of township residents turned out for an informational meeting Wednesday night to discuss a...
Officials: Cost cutting could mean lost jobs
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University is suddenly in the mix for possible cost-saving consolidation with two other state-...
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University officials reported 14 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the campus’s...
Man admits role in alleged robbery gone bad at murder victim’s Berwick home
BLOOMSBURG — The brother of a Berwick murder suspect testified against him in court Wednesday while admitting publicly...
MAHONING TWP. — More than a dozen residents showed up at Montour County’s Planning Commission on Wednesday night to...
September 16, 2020
Danville suspect allegedly sent obscene photos to decoy officer
KINGSTON — A Danville man sent a photo of his genitalia to a recipient he thought was a 15-year-old girl during a...
Troupe to share ‘person-to-person’ experience with its online classes
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has set the stage for its new season of theater workshops next month, bringing...
Espy man allegedly held rifle aloft and threatened others
BLOOMSBURG — An Espy man pleaded guilty Monday to approaching his neighbors while naked and holding a rifle held above...
SUV occupants escape serious injury in crash on Route 42 Narrows
MONTOUR TWP. — A van driver fled after crossing the center line of Route 42 and hitting a Cadillac SUV and totaling it...
BLOOMSBURG — A man wearing a distinctive ghost mask from the “Scream” series of horror movies robbed a Market Street...
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech’s top administrator credits student cooperation for the school’s...
September 15, 2020
Official disputes handling of meeting, fate of municipal authority
COOPER TWP. — A township supervisor is suing the township he leads, along with one of the other supervisors, after he...
Annual auction will go online after hitting snags, initial cancellation
BLOOMSBURG — When Bloomsburg Fair announced it had canceled this year’s event, the annual livestock sale was suddenly...
Only parents of senior players, cheerleaders will attend opener
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia will limit attendance to the Tigers’ season-opening football game with Bloomsburg...
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University reported 10 new cases of coronavirus Monday — which marks a steady decline in...
Mandates ‘overreaching and arbitrary,’ opinion states
Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and...
September 14, 2020
Bloom resident who shot up trailer pleads after treatment
BLOOMSBURG — A man accused of firing shots in a Bloomsburg neighborhood last December was notably calmer when he agreed...
Bloom Memorial Elementary’s ‘Mr. Ed’ has kept kids safe for 20 years
BLOOMSBURG — Shortly after he started working as a Bloomsburg Elementary school custodian, Ed Carper was asked to fill...
Traveler on I-80 allegedly said she had small amount of drug
BLOOMSBURG — An Ohio woman stopped for driving carelessly along Interstate 80 told police she had a “small amount” of...
Bloom man also allegedly fled officers on foot, then hid from officers
CATAWISSA — A Bloomsburg motorcyclist who fled from police, crashed the bike he was on, then ran and hid, was found to...
September 13, 2020
Project will put innovative design to work to keep Heights Road dry
BERWICK — Borough workers plan to use an innovative construction system to solve the perpetual flooding of Heights Road...
Bendertown home severely damaged; fire marshal summoned to investigate
BENDERTOWN — A heat lamp for baby chickens inside a garage is the suspected cause of an afternoon fire that gutted...
Ex-Berwick woman must register as a sexual offender
BLOOMSBURG — A woman formerly of Berwick pleaded guilty Friday to using methamphetamine while her four children were at...
Manhattan driver allegedly rear-ended vehicle
BUCKHORN — A New York City woman was charged with driving while impaired by alcohol and possibly marijuana when the SUV...
‘There’s not many posts that make it this far’
SHICKSHINNY — World War II Army veteran John Matusek has been a member of Shickshinny American Legion Post 495 for so...
September 12, 2020
Man, 35, paroled in Bloomsburg-area wreck
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A tractor-trailer driver from West Virginia who smashed his rig into a fine dining restaurant on...
Berwick Theater reopening with socially-distanced audiences
BERWICK — Movie-lovers can once again enjoy films on the big screen at the Berwick Theater. But they’ll need to get...
Joe Paterno’s son-in-law allegedly killed Amish man
PERRY TWP. — A Danville Area High School graduate fatally hit an Amish man with the SUV he was driving in April, then...
‘Social nudity’ proponent to be sentenced later
DANVILLE — A Mayberry Township man pleaded guilty here Wednesday to exposing himself to two young girls on several...
Students’ apparent compliance pleases Bloomsburg mayor
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University reported 23 new cases of coronavirus Friday — a slight increase from the 19 cases...
September 11, 2020
Madison Township woman was allegedly hurt during child exchange
MADISON TWP. — An estranged husband was arrested this week for assaulting his wife during an exchange of their two...
Admission and scholarships to be based on transcripts
BLOOMSBURG — Students applying to Bloomsburg University next semester won’t need to turn in scores from standardized...
Man accused of threats also gets new home
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick landlord accused of trying to stab two tenants with a screwdriver and threatening a third with a...
Suspect to face rape, indecent assault, burglary charges in court
BERWICK — As she testified in a district courtroom Thursday, a 16-year-old girl carefully avoided looking at the man...
September 10, 2020
Berwick, Bloomsburg find cyber school option absent for many students
BERWICK — It’s two weeks into the school year, and a large chunk of Berwick elementary school pupils who signed up to...
Newest section of $17M levee system earns torrent of praise in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG —Flood protection efforts for Bloomsburg hit another milestone Wednesday. Local and state officials...
Airlines slump takes a toll at Sekisui Kydex
LIME RIDGE — An airline industry slumping because of the coronavirus pandemic is being blamed for 34 people losing...
Spending may top $100,000, director warns commissioners
DANVILLE — Montour County’s costs to provide safe homes and protective care for dependent or delinquent children is on...
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University on Wednesday reported 19 new COVID-19 cases since Monday — continuing a sharp drop...
September 9, 2020
1,000+ acre project shines light on zoning in Montour
DANVILLE — Talen Energy is eyeing an expansive solar energy farm on more than 1,000 undeveloped acres it owns near its...
Convenience store owner’s next step is state liquor agency to seek OK for license
BERWICK — Council members gave their blessing to a convenience store owner who is hoping to start selling beer and wine...
No deer, ‘I was flying,’ 17-year-old tells police, reporter
NESCOPECK TWP. — A teen driver escaped serious injury when he flipped his car end over end on a winding road outside...
Eateries may seat at 50% capacity starting Sept. 21
Pennsylvania restaurants will be allowed to seat more patrons inside after Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday he is...
September 8, 2020
New Danville building’s design glitch blamed
DANVILLE — Danville Fire Department headquarters is being moved back to the municipal building on Mill Street, just...
17-year-old jailed, charged as an adult
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick 17-year-old was jailed as an adult here early Sunday, after police said he tried to hit a man...
Bloom Fair kept competition quiet to avoid attracting big crowds
BLOOMSBURG — A statewide harness-racing record was set on the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds track Monday when No Name Yankee,...
Increase is smallest in nearly three weeks
BLOOMSBURG — Eighteen more Bloomsburg University students have tested positive for coronavirus, the school reported...
September 7, 2020
Disabled Elysburg Marine determined to return for parachute jump next year
RALPHO TWP. — Veteran Dave Noblit of Elysburg, a double amputee, didn’t get to check skydiving off his bucket list...
In honor of teen’s sudden death, foundation aims to spread her cheer
BLOOMSBURG — On Jan. 5, 2019, Jim Fabian came home from work to find his only child, 15-year-old Matilda, dead in bed...
Former dentist claims whistleblower law violation, gender bias
WILLIAMSPORT — Geisinger describes a lawsuit that one of its former dentists filed against the health system as petty...
Estranged spouse came to pick up her belongings when fight erupted, charges say
BERWICK — A Berwick man whose wife came to retrieve her belongings from their residence grabbed her by the arms,...