Press Enterprise Archives

February 26, 2021
Non-faculty losses to balance budget, email says
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University has begun to cut what it says will be 91 jobs by June 30, 2022 — mostly through...
Salem Township officials may need more time to consider plans for project
SALEM TWP. — The township’s planning commission told Talen on Thursday it may need more than three months to consider...
Danville High students pushing to support peers’ mental health
DANVILLE — Spurred by two student suicides in the past year, a group of Danville Area High School students is looking...
LIMESTONE TWP. — Nearly 60 acres of northern Montour County farmland will be preserved for agricultural use, with...
More than $75G sought from Delaware motorist
WILLIAMSPORT — A Benton man was seriously injured in July 2019 when the boat he was towing behind his pickup was hit by...
February 25, 2021
Health system let staff kin skip line for vaccine, denies access was unfair
One of Pennsylvania’s largest health networks allowed employees’ family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line,...
Firm’s donation provides Berwick officers tourniquets, other tools
BERWICK — If disaster strikes, borough police will be prepared to start treating victims, thanks in part to donations...
After time served, 73-year-old must be on sex offender list
DANVILLE — A 73-year-old man who admitted fondling an 8-year-old girl is to be released from jail as soon as his family...
Mifflinville woman who admitted fondling and kissing patient says she battles mental illnesses
DANVILLE — A former psychiatric aide at Danville State Hospital was ordered Wednesday to spend 18 months on probation...
Borough plans to move municipal offices there and create a community center
DANVILLE — Riverside borough officials are looking forward to moving their municipal offices to the former Riverside...
February 24, 2021
Mahoning’s chief asks residents to pool video to help fight crime
MAHONING TWP. — With more and more security cameras showing up on homes and businesses across the area, Mahoning...
Kiosk would let visitors to Montour lake hire watercraft seven days a week if OK’d
DANVILLE — A proposal to rent kayaks, paddle boards and canoes at Montour Preserve cleared its first hurdle Monday...
Talen is pushing for an accelerated timetable on data-storage project
SALEM TWP. — Salem Township supervisors on Tuesday told Talen Energy representatives that construction of its proposed...
Crews race to residence four times in two days
MADISON TWP. — A fire that destroyed a double-wide modular home early Monday morning, saw firefighters return to the...
I-80 travelers accused of drug dealing and illegal firearms
MIFFLIN TWP. — State Police seized two guns, nine bags of marijuana and more than $4,000 in cash from a car they pulled...
February 23, 2021
Man accused of attack during drug deal in Berwick alley
BERWICK — Nathan Ross testified Monday that he didn’t believe Marvin Lee Comstock really was going to hurt him when,...
Officials: Jerseytown-area blaze spread from stove; cat feared lost
MADISON TWP. — A fire that displaced a family of three here early Monday reignited just after dark, bringing...
Township resolution on state-regulated delivery devices may have little impact
MAHONING TWP. — Mahoning Township supervisors’ recent approval of regulations on how robots, or Personal Delivery...
Briar Creek-area suspect remains jailed in attack
HAZLETON — The man allegedly stomped and brutally beaten 10 days ago by another man living in Briar Creek Township has...
February 22, 2021
Columbia hospitality businesses hurt in pandemic to see $735G from state
SCOTT TWP. — Columbia County has gotten $735,000 from the state to help restaurants and hotels financially crippled by...
Health and fitness business settles into historic Danville building
DANVILLE — A historic building on Mill Street has new occupants who hope to move clients into the future, but not...
38 of 510 residents await second dose; commissioner blames state health officials
DANVILLE — A total of 472 Montour County residents received second doses of coronavirus vaccine Saturday. But a...
10% break may increase in future if borough meets FEMA conditions
DANVILLE — Danville residents who buy their flood insurance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency will...
February 21, 2021
Drivers may face up to $2 fee to cross Nescopeck Creek span
BLACK CREEK TWP. — Drivers along Interstate 80 would pay a toll of $1 or $2 per car using the I-80 Nescopeck Creek...
One beagle feared lost in blaze that destroyed large, two-story home
SCOTT TWP. — Eric Heydenreich was just getting ready to sit down to watch the movie “Slapshot” with two of his three...
Police: Odor led to discovery of pot, pellet gun
CATAWISSA — Sadie Snowflake Runkle walked into District Judge Craig Long’s office for a drug-related hearing Feb. 16...
DANVILLE — Montour County commissioners last week unanimously passed a resolution declaring the county a Bill of Rights...
February 20, 2021
Attorney defends Sugarloaf Township zoning officer
ELK GROVE —The owner of a popular new restaurant says Sugarloaf Township has ordered him to close it at 2 p.m. He calls...
SCOTT TWP. — Columbia County Commissioner Rich Ridgway revealed Thursday the county has been trying to establish a...
District defended wrestler, football player’s suspension over drug/booze policy
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia School district spent $3,800 on lawyers to defend its administration’s discipline of...
SCOTT TWP. — Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle, possibly a pickup, who fled early Friday after damaging an...
February 19, 2021
Mother of disabled son seeking job, pay, compensation
WILLIAMSPORT — A woman claims Geisinger Medical Center fired her after her work shift was changed and she sought leave...
SCOTT TWP. — Columbia County will soon take a fresh look at how to protect homes along Fishing Creek from flooding —...
Winter storm spares area
A kinder, gentler snowfall draped the region Thursday, with only a few inches of a lighter, drier snow reaching the...
Ringtown man, 50, completed a court program in gambling case
BLOOMSBURG — A Ringtown man busted by state vice agents for operating illegal gambling machines at pizza shops he owned...
February 18, 2021
Suspect allegedly strangled woman in front of her child, 5
HAZLETON — A man living in Briar Creek Township punched and kicked another man so brutally, his victim will suffer...
‘Space guy’ says drone will look for signs of life
BLOOMSBURG — By dinner time tonight, NASA will have landed a rover and a helicopter drone inside a Martian crater,...
District may have to tap $10.9M savings to close $1.6M gap in spending plan, official says
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Central Columbia School District still faces a $1.6 million funding shortfall for its proposed $34....
Police: Suspect asked 17-year-old not to tell anyone
BLOOMSBURG — A town man allegedly sent pornographic images to a 17-year-old girl while asking her, “please don’t tell...
February 17, 2021
400,000-square-foot building in Salem would store digital data
SALEM TWP. — A proposed 400,000-square-foot warehouse on land near the nuclear power plant here took a step toward...
Two-year, $6.8M project will pave road, add amenities, reroute traffic
BLOOMSBURG — Brace yourselves, Bloomsburgers. Workers are about to embark on a two-year reconstruction of one of the...
Ash Wednesday observances take safety into account
Pastor Adam Miller will break with tradition today and, rather than personally applying ashes to foreheads for Ash...
Only 13 truckers allowed to keep trucks on borough streets
BERWICK — Only 13 truck drivers will be allowed to park tractor-trailers on borough streets, even though there are some...
February 16, 2021
After icy night, more snow is expected this week
A snowstorm initially predicted to hit our area was stalling just to our west Monday after walloping the southern and...
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Berwick man led police on a car chase through three counties at speeds reaching nearly 100 mph,...
New Yorker allegedly battered woman’s vehicle in Columbia Mall parking lot
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Queens, N.Y., man used a metal bar to smash a woman’s car in a parking lot, police say. Now Najir...
Washingtonville volunteers summoned to stand by
WASHINGTONVILLE — Volunteer firefighters were called to the Montour Steam Electric Station early Monday after a fire...
Experts: Vaccines remain best hope of corraling COVID-19
NEW DELHI (AP) — What if COVID-19 never goes away? Experts say it’s likely that some version of the disease will...
February 15, 2021
Borough needs drivers to ferry feral felines to a new spay/neuter clinic
CATAWISSA — Catawissa Borough Council recently earmarked $750 to spay and neuter cats roaming the borough in an effort...
Sewer authority ties up loose ends before dissolving
COOPER TWP. — Cooper Township Sewer Authority is in the process of disbanding, but not before attending to some...
Berwick youth to pay $1G restitution and serve probation and house arrest in assault and ruckus that left six cars damaged
BLOOMSBURG — An 18-year-old high school student arrested in a disturbance and assault last September and for damaging...
Man also wanted on arrest warrant
BERWICK — A Berwick man pulled over for driving without a license had drugs in his car and fought with police before...
February 14, 2021
GOP leader: Trump ‘morally responsible’ for riot
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a...
Snow buildup and $40 tickets stir up blizzard of complaints
BLOOMSBURG —Beth Laubach of East Third Street has strong criticism for town officials’ handling of snow removal — or...
Geisinger specialist: Stick to reputable information sources
DANVILLE — A “nebulous” cloud of misinformation about the new coronavirus vaccine may prevent high-risk patients from...
BLOOMSBURG — A homeless man is accused of stealing $3,300 from a town man who “felt bad” for him and let both the man...
Report of possible overdose drew officers to rural residence
JACKSON TWP. — A Benton man whom police found twitching and mumbling in his home is facing drug possession charges,...
February 13, 2021
Cops: Bloomsburg pair were traced via store’s discount card
DANVILLE — A mother and daughter are accused of retail theft after more than $600 in food items were stolen from Weis...
Dog may be among losses in Briar Creek Township
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A trailer home and all its contents were destroyed Friday morning in a smoky blaze off Water Dam...
SHICKSHINNY —Curry Donuts on North Main Street has closed indefinitely after a partial roof and ceiling collapse,...
Register to play game, enjoy virtual party for Valentine’s Day
BLOOMSBURG — On Valentine’s Day, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will celebrate the love of theater and community with a...