Press Enterprise Archives

August 16, 2022
Unable to hire enough workers here, Mickey is leaving Berwick for N.C.
SALEM TWP. — Five years after Mickey Truck Bodies pulled into a factory on River Road, the manufacturer is moving out...
Woman’s death in car attack at Berwick fundraiser ruled homicide
BERWICK — Seven people remain hospitalized at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after a car slammed into a crowd...
‘I’m in awe of how everyone comes together’ in crises
BERWICK — Borough officials started their meeting Monday praying for those who died in the Aug. 5 fire in Nescopeck and...
Bloom resident arrested in recent Walmart fracas
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg woman arrested in a recent bloody fracas with others at Walmart is charged with assaulting...
August 15, 2022
Man admits driving into crowd, murdering mom
MILLVILLE — The man accused of driving through a crowd at a fundraiser in Berwick for victims of a fatal fire said he...
Family says man pushed five kids out of car’s path
BERWICK — A family says a heroic disc jockey saved their two daughters and three other children, sweeping them to...
BERWICK — After a car plowed into a crowd at a fundraiser for fire victims, organizers of some other fundraisers...
Policeman left force for job in youth detention
BLOOMSBURG — A police officer who resigned in April has been rehired and will be back on the job today. Town council...
Kocher nature area sports new signs, offers trash bags
LIGHTSTREET — Kocher Park reopened Saturday, and as of 3 p.m., the crowds that had caused the board overseeing it to...
August 14, 2022
Officials: Car, hammer used in deadly attacks
BERWICK — A driver plowed through a crowd gathered at a benefit for the family of fire victims, killing at least one...
Police: She believed he was cheating on her
CATAWISSA — A woman struck her boyfriend over the head with a skateboard because he was unfaithful to her, charges...
Production directed by counselors was produced in 26 days
BERWICK — The Berwick YMCA Day Camp has been filming tirelessly for a production that was unveiled recently at a “red...
August 13, 2022
Building continues on campus data center
SALEM TWP. — Work has stopped on the Bitcoin mine being built next to Talen’s Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, at...
Lone staffer at composting site is fed up with irate users, drivers
BLOOMSBURG — A town worker thought he was signing up for a “boring” job when he agreed to man the compost site last...
Bloomsburg trio banned from store, authorities report
HEMLOCK TWP. — Three people were arrested following a bloody brouhaha in Walmart’s produce department, police said....
Fire chief: Residence uninhabitable
ELYSBURG — When Ralpho Township Ptlm. Matthew Filarski pulled up to a fire on Alpha Avenue in Elysburg on Friday...
August 12, 2022
Bloomsburg suspect allegedly angry about toilet paper
BLOOMSBURG — A town man whose girlfriend was pregnant with his child punched her in the head because she was late...
Troopers are asking for information about pet shooting in Mainville
MAINVILLE — A man who found his cat shot in the neck last month wants everyone to know it is not OK to shoot a pet that...
Financial aid may add to enrollment
BLOOMSBURG — Pennsylvania’s budget for the new fiscal year earmarks $552 million for state-owned universities....
Authorities: Pair tried $2G transaction at Walmart
HEMLOCK TWP. — Police here are investigating an Aug. 2 credit card theft. Bloomsburg resident Joan Mosier went to a...
DANVILLE — A scammer has called people in Montour County pretending to be a member of the sheriff’s office and...
August 11, 2022
About 20 residents grill officials on proposed project in Valley Township
About 20 residents turned out for a public hearing Wednesday with questions about solar arrays proposed for two 15-acre...
Infected mosquitoes in fields near river
West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes trapped at  Streater Field in Bloomsburg, conservation officials say. The...
Pair gives up hearing, remains jailed in case of injured infant girl
A Bloomsburg couple accused of endangering and abusing an already injured infant agreed to skip preliminary hearings...
10 in Nescopeck blaze died of smoke inhalation
By SUSAN SCHWARTZ Press Enterprise Writer NESCOPECK — The county coroner says all 10 victims of Friday’s house fire...
August 10, 2022
Court officials convince judge that reorganization will protect patients
DETROIT — Court officials begged a skeptical judge not to reject the Berwick Clinic Co. reorganizational bankruptcy...
Customers are third to win case against Berwick businessman
SCOTT TWP. — A district judge has issued the third ruling since March against a Berwick contractor who clients say...
200-year-old cabin going up at Washingtonville-area fairgrounds
WASHINGTONVILLE — Visitors to this week’s Montour-DeLong Fair have a chance to see history recreated. Included in...
Board member resigns; business manager hired
DANVILLE — Danville Area School District approved the resignation of one of its board members, hired a new business...
Case alleges officer violated his civil rights under federal law
WILLIAMSPORT — A Hemlock Township man who has epilepsy and experiences seizures claims he was repeatedly stunned by...
August 9, 2022
Woman charged with abusing baby allegedly lied about attack
BERWICK — Police say a woman facing charges she and her boyfriend endangered and abused her 5-month-old daughter lied...
CEO at Berwick insists she wants to save facility
BERWICK — Several nurses and other staff members say if Berwick Hospital is in financial trouble, it’s the fault of the...
Officials corraled more money after early bids came in high
SCOTT TWP. — Significant improvements are planned for three township parks because officials sought and won additional...
Teen who perished in Nescopeck inferno planned to apply
BERWICK — Dale Baker became a full-fledged firefighter for Reliance Fire Co. on Sunday night, a few days after his...
August 8, 2022
Court papers: Failed businessman plans to sue ex-customers
WILKES-BARRE — Paperwork filed in Luzerne County court indicates Vision Home Builders owner Jeff McCreary intends to...
State Police continue dual probes of fatal blaze in Nescopeck
NESCOPECK — All 10 victims of Friday’s fire died of smoke inhalation, the Luzerne County coroner confirmed Sunday....
Several claim builder cheated them; he blames injuries for delays
SCOTT TWP. — Several homeowners say they’ve been bilked by the same Berwick contractor. Three have sued contractor...
Mother of 3-year-old charged with trespass
BERWICK — A mother of a 3-year-old was found naked on a porch, talking to herself in full view of the public, police...
Woman allegedly sent 100 texts, refused officers’ orders to leave, drove through yard
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Lancaster woman trespassed on her estranged husband’s property on May 21, after sending him 100...
August 7, 2022
Rental property owner questions proposed rules
DANVILLE — An owner of rental properties here has voiced a number of concerns about a proposed ordinance to regulate...
Survivor recalls generosity of family members lost to fire
NESCOPECK — The victims of Friday’s fire belonged to a blended family that took in those in need and was known for its...
As boy, victim inspired Coats for Kids drive
NESCOPECK — One of Friday’s fire victims inspired a Berwick fire company to launch a charity effort to keep kids warm,...
NESCOPECK — Veteran firefighters called Friday’s fire the worst they’ve ever seen. Nescopeck fireman Jeff Smith got...
Suspect allegedly lied about wanted man’s whereabouts
CATAWISSA — A woman repeatedly lied to police about the whereabouts of a known felon, charges state. But officers...
Agency seeks place for giveaway that won’t jam up traffic
BERWICK — The Berwick YMCA has called off Monday’s food giveaway while it looks for a place it can distribute groceries...
August 6, 2022
Firefighter called to family’s burning home
GERI GIBBONS and M.J. MAHON Press Enterprise Writers NESCOPECK —Ten people — ages 5 to 79 — died in a fire here...
MIFFLIN TWP. — Three Mifflinville families believe they finally have a solution to water runoff problems that have...
Berwick man is to face charges in county court
BERWICK — A Berwick man accused of purposely hitting another man with his vehicle was “fighting for his life,” his...
August 5, 2022
Bilingual signs, trash stations to be added
SCOTT TWP. — Officials plan to reopen Kocher Park next weekend with bilingual signs, trash bag stations and volunteers...
Worshippers say they offer tolerance in an open space at Town Park
BLOOMSBURG — A worship community with its roots in downtown Bloomsburg is meeting at Town Park this summer to make...
Montour County official points out staff ‘underpaid’
DANVILLE — Montour County Sheriff Clair Heath wants the county commissioners to release and discuss the results of a...
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair is introducing Bull Ride Mania to next month’s slate of events. A rodeo night is set...
BERWICK — A meeting of community leaders to talk about what to do if Berwick Hospital closes as a medical facility...
August 4, 2022
Berwick facility to halt all medical services by Oct. 13, a letter states
BERWICK — Berwick Hospital plans to stop offering some services by the end of this month, and will close its medical...
Supers hope sale leads to sewer inspection at Danville-area mobile home community
COOPER TWP. — The owners of the Pepper Hills Mobile Home Park recently sold the property for $5 million to a...
Frames for several untraceable firearms allegedly in backpack
MAINVILLE — A Berwick-area man with a criminal record has been charged with possessing parts used to make untraceable “...
Mathias put in lowest bid to find permanent school boss
DANVILLE — The school board here is discussing the hiring of a business or individual to assist in its search for a new...
August 3, 2022
Public hearing next week on proposal in Valley Township
VALLEY TWP. — Solar arrays have been proposed for two 15-acre plots along Route 54 north of Danville. The plans are to...
Ombudsman: Mastectomy canceled due to shutdown
BERWICK — The sudden closure of Berwick-area clinics created serious problems for patients, including one who saw a...
BERWICK — Medical centers around the area are swooping in to recruit workers who will likely lose their jobs if the...
Police: Both passengers of unlicensed driver
BERWICK — A suspended driver’s license resulted in a pair of family members facing drug charges. David F. Tongel, 55,...
Medical emergency suspected in crash that knocked out power
BEACH HAVEN — A crash at Salem Boulevard and North Market Street here Tuesday morning around 8:30 delayed traffic and...