Press Enterprise Archives

December 4, 2022
Pharmacy says Berwick Hospital owners owe $81,000
BERWICK -- The pharmacy that provides medication for Berwick Hospital employees and their dependents told a federal...
Tree stationed in Berwick offers gift ideas for those who’ve served
BERWICK -- More than 80 veterans in nursing and group homes will find their Christmas wishes granted, thanks to the...
Public can offer suggestions to manager
BLOOMSBURG -- After more than a year of planning and public meetings, town officials are moving forward with plans to...
BLOOMSBURG -- The drugs a Bloomsburg man sold to a university student as cocaine instead was fentanyl laced with a...
December 3, 2022
Venue could reopen in January
BERWICK -- Despite a busy holiday schedule, Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts is shutting down until its...
Family’s ethnic food operation is debuting in Salem Township
SALEM TWP. -- Months of delays in a water project have prevented Antojitos Latino Deli and Market from opening the deli...
Student died in August
BLOOMSBURG -- A man is charged with supplying the drugs that killed one man and left three others hospitalized here in...
BLOOMSBURG -- A driver struck a pedestrian as he was crossing Market Street near the post office here on Friday night,...
December 2, 2022
Union workers cite health care costs, wage increases
BLOOMSBURG -- Autoneum union workers walked off the job just before 5 p.m. Thursday, kicking off a strike workers hope...
Nearby hardware store also gutted in fire that was likely electrical
ORANGEVILLE -- A clerk searching for the source of smoke in the Hess Market here traced it to an electrical panel that...
Commissioner says abandoned eyesore to be demolished
VALLEY TWP. -- The former Days Inn near the Interstate 80 interchange was sold last week and is set to be demolished,...
HARRISBURG -- The special election to replace state Sen. John Gordner will happen on Jan. 31, nearly the earliest date...
RUSH TWP. -- A fire that broke out at Boyd Station processing plant shortly before 7 p.m. on Thursday evening was...
December 1, 2022
Former Bloomsburg manager blamed for ‘low morale’
BLOOMSBURG -- In their answer to a federal lawsuit by former Town Manager Lauren Martz, Bloomsburg officials say she...
The first candidate to replace John Gordner in the state senate has declared her intention to run for the office, and...
Bloomsburg Carpet is also opening a store
BLOOMSBURG -- A carpet factory will soon go off the power grid -- and save more than $4 million -- after installing...
BTE finds fresh way to stage Christmas classic
BLOOMSBURG -- The story of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is nearly 200 years old. The Bloomsburg Theatre...
DANVILLE -- Montour County taxpayers will likely see no increase in their county tax bills for 2023. The county...
November 30, 2022
Results from five precincts, opinions left largely unchanged
BLOOMSBURG -- Matthew Repasky spent nearly 45 minutes fielding questions and concerns about how votes are recorded...
Plan to acquire additional right-of-way along Bloom Road leaves Mahoning Township with questions
MAHONING TWP. -- PennDOT currently doesn't control enough land on either side of Bloom Road here to maintain the road...
Boy allegedly said he could use marijuana vape ‘anytime he needs’
BENTON -- A woman charged with giving a 14-year-old boy marijuana at her home muttered, "This is what you get for...
Catawissa man clean from addiction
John has battled his way out of a life headed for ruin. He's devoted himself to making it on his own and supporting his...
Jackpot biggest lottery payout among area players in August
BLOOMSBURG -- A Berwick resident won $300,000 playing the Monopoly 100X lottery game, state records show. That made...
November 29, 2022
State senator says he’ll serve as counsel for Republican leader
BERWICK -- State senator John Gordner will step down Wednesday to take a new position as a counsel in the office of one...
Eight more houses expected to be leveled, cleaned up in coming weeks
By M.J. MAHON Press Enterprise Writer FERNVILLE -- Work is underway to knock down eight more flood homes here, leaving...
Petitions alleging error or fraud were filed in five precincts
Press Enterprise Editor BLOOMSBURG — Three weeks after Election Day, Columbia County’s vote-counting machines will be...
Help would provide kids with gifts, meal
When Shelly died four months before Christmas, she left behind her a husband, Gary, 45; a daughter, Jess, 12; and a son...
Average property owner would pay about $1 more per month
(EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect increase per month calculated.) BERWICK — If a...
November 28, 2022
Former pastor says assistance allowed him to find new joy
For the Press Enterprise DANVILLE -- Geisinger Medical Center is offering an assistance program for employees that...
Local sellers say demand has not been down despite costs going up
BLOOMSBURG -- The cost of real Christmas trees is up around the area consistent with a nationwide trend, but so far it...
Healthy lifestyle can reduce risk of diagnosis that’s difficult to treat
DANVILLE -- Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer, as well as being on the most difficult to...
Climbing bills, car repairs drained budget
Joan has her monthly budget calculated down to the last dollar. And most months, she's able to match the $2,000 of...
Women allegedly blamed each other for potential illegal items
LIGHTSTREET -- Two companions turned on one another when asked if there was anything illegal in their vehicle, stating...
November 27, 2022
School officials: Vote may come in January
BERWICK -- School directors say they plan to discuss whether to close Nescopeck Elementary and send students to Salem...
Ukraine native opens bakery in town
BLOOMSBURG -- A baker opened a new shop on Center Street specializing in an eastern European pastry treat that steams...
Trucker hurt three on I-80, police say
DANVILLE -- The Indiana driver of a tractor trailer sideswiped an RV on Interstate 80 -- injuring three people -- and...
Stan, Melanie and their kids have had it tough for the past 12 months. The Bloomsburg family includes three children...
November 26, 2022
Bloomsburg Airport upgrade gets grants
BLOOMSBURG -- Fuel at the Bloomsburg Airport will soon go from full service to self-serve. A nearly $1 million "fuel...
Berwick man is facing charges
BERWICK -- A woman told police her boyfriend beat her bloody, then told her to lie about her injuries at the hospital...
Trent and Christine have both worked for years -- Trent packing boxes at a warehouse and Christine manning a register...
JERSEYTOWN -- Two men have been charged with stealing a John Deere UTV from an equipment dealer, and police suspect at...
November 25, 2022
Lawyer says firm ‘will be in touch’ after noise ordinance restricting racing OK’d
BLOOMSBURG -- The town's manager says an attorney for the Bloomsburg Fair Association contacted her after officials...
Police say Berwick man working in a couple’s home racked up more than $3,200 in charges
BERWICK -- A contractor hired to refinish a couple's kitchen cabinets stole their credit card and two checks to run up...
Friends are reaching out for help with a Christmas meal and gifts
We've all had bad days at work. Fred had a really bad one. While operating a wheeled scissor lift at work, he...
Area volunteers offer Thanksgiving dinner, chance for fellowship
and Geri Gibbons Press Enterprise Writers MILLVILLE -- Community meals around the area Thursday provided a chance for...
November 24, 2022
Official warns owners to leash their pets
BLOOMSBURG -- The head of the town airport says folks who let their dogs run free near the runway create a serious risk...
Bloomsburg woman took $580 from Wendy’s office, authorities allege
SCOTT TWP. -- A new employee at Wendy's Restaurant here was captured on security video stealing cash from a manager's...
Volunteers helped Elysburg couple move past contractor debacle
ELYSBURG -- As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, the Woodland home here was much like any other -- busy. Josh and...
Danville teens organize club prioritizing mental health
DANVILLE -- A group of Danville Area High School students is working to support their peers' mental health. The...
Brighter Christmas Fund marking 38th season
Press Enterprise Editor Shawna has devoted her life to her children and her job. Between grueling hours working as a...
November 23, 2022
Recreation group looking at cuts amid budget woes
ANTHONY TWP. -- Facing a tight budget, the Montour Area Recreation Commission plans to eliminate field trips to the...
Berwick race marking 50th anniversary of letting females run
BERWICK -- Last Saturday, a few dozen girls laced up their sneakers to run the 5K Schoolboy Race here. Some will return...
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to lay wreaths on Danville graves Dec. 17
For the Press Enterprise DANVILLE -- Some 1,700 wreaths will be laid on veterans' graves here by hundreds of volunteers...
Defunct Montour Township Fire Department seeking $1,278
RUPERT -- More civil charges have been filed against the former treasurer of the Montour Township Fire Department. The...
The contract Autoneum workers are expected to vote on Dec. 6 includes annual raises that would take effect this year...
November 22, 2022
Economists don’t predict major changes to Thanksgiving plans despite cost hikes
BLOOMSBURG -- Thanksgiving will cost Americans more this year, with double digit percent increases in the cost of...
Commissioners OK 10 new cottages for older, independent adults
DANVILLE -- The Meadows community near here is going to grow with the addition of 10 new cottages for older adults...
Autoneum steward says offer includes some concessions, but it isn’t enough
BLOOMSBURG -- Autoneum workers should vote on a contract proposal on Dec. 6, but one worker says the latest offer isn't...
Scott Township officers say video shows man, still at large, cashing stolen check for nearly $4G
SCOTT TWP. -- Bank surveillance photos show a man allegedly cashing a forged check for nearly $4,000 dollars, but...
November 21, 2022
Town officials say warm stretch needed to complete two weeks of construction
BLOOMSBURG -- It looks as if town officials will have to wait until next year to take a dip to celebrate completion of...
Montour Township officials: Old space falling apart, poorly insulated
By M.J. MAHON Press Enterprise Writer RUPERT -- A new township building should break ground next year, getting workers...
Supervisors hold taxes steady, explain investments from $9.5M service sale
MAHONING TWP. -- Before the supervisors here approved their tentative 2023 budget Monday, a resident asked about $9.5...
Berwick suspect gets drug charges three times in three months
BERWICK -- A 38-year-old man was found to be high on heroin or fentanyl three times in three months, police say. A...
$2M in pandemic funds will be used for budget
BLOOMSBURG -- Columbia County residents will enjoy a second year without a tax hike, but officials say they will have...