Press Enterprise Archives

July 3, 2020
Committee: Town should disband arbiter
BLOOMSBURG — A town council committee says the town’s Historic Architectural Review Board should be history itself....
BLOOMSBURG — A committee of Town Council has postponed a recommendation on whether Bloomsburg should enact an anti-...
Sunday meeting set
FRANKLIN TWP. — The Southern Columbia school district will remain in shutdown mode after the school board failed...
Columbia County could see more than 1,000 requests
BLOOMSBURG — Harry Mathias says more than 1,000 small businesses in Columbia County may request money from a $5.8...
BLOOMSBURG — A Columbia County Court defendant who showed up late for sentencing Thursday explained to a judge that he...
July 2, 2020
Parents of late Scott man who came at officers plan to appeal
WILLIAMSPORT — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over a police officer’s fatal shooting of a hallucinating,...
Park takes virus precautions though not all its visitors do
ELYSBURG — Timothy and Maureen Stueve of Elysburg admitted Wednesday they were a bit irked at the sight of some...
Bloom man locked up on $500G bail
BLOOMSBURG — A suspect in a series of sexual assaults on a young girl here over the past year waived a preliminary...
Confirmed cases tick up slightly in region
Press Enterprise Managing Editor HARRISBURG — An 88-year-old woman was the first Montour County resident to die from...
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County’s commissioners are urging county residents to wear masks in public places, noting that...
July 1, 2020
Paisley, Pardi, Chicago will perform in 2021 due to grandstand spacing
Press Enterprise Editor BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair announced Tuesday that its three biggest grandstand acts...
Police: $2G+ seized from Catawissa-area woman’s Mifflin motel room
MIFFLINVILLE — A rural Catawissa woman was charged with having nearly a pound of heroin or fentanyl, along with pills...
Ex-DA wants votes axed, directors fined
DANVILLE — Former Montour County District Attorney Bob Buehner is seeking to void all votes cast at a May 27 Danville...
Milwaukee men allegedly carrying a pound of drug in their car
MIFFLIN TWP. — Two men from Milwaukee are locked up on felony drug charges after an estimated pound of suspected...
Error means board must vote again Thursday
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia Area School Board thought it had passed a budget Monday night to narrowly beat a...
June 30, 2020
Board passes plan with maximum tax hike, avoiding state shutdown
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia’s school board avoided a state shutdown of district operations Monday by narrowly...
Man recalled as ‘part of the fabric’ of Bloomsburg
BUCKHORN — A Bloomsburg man described by his church pastor as “part of the fabric of the town” and seen frequently...
Coroner: Autopsy determined Mount Carmel man’s cause of death to be drowning
MONTOUR TWP. — Authorities on Monday released the identity of a Mount Carmel man who was killed in a kayaking accident...
Athletic committee approves four-phase plan to let student athletes return to sports
BENTON — School board members here passed a budget for the 2020-21 school year at Monday night’s meeting that increases...
June 29, 2020
Ruling means business, developers must co-exist at Berwick station site
BERWICK — The heirs of Decker Scrap Yard will be able to continue operating the business on Canal Street here, even...
Bloomsburg dog sitters vow to take bite out of noise after complaints
BLOOMSBURG — Joe Sabo says he’s lived happily in his Iron Street home for decades, but a recent ownership change in the...
Officials: Students reported alcohol access, bullying
DANVILLE — School officials here are confronting a new round of troubling student survey results, which include...
$300G+ project to conclude within two weeks
HEMLOCK TWP. — A long-neglected “ring road” around Columbia Colonnade, along with its entrances, is being milled and...
June 28, 2020
Benton organizer: Masks, distancing optional
BENTON — The year’s first Keystone Junior Rodeo event took place this weekend at the Benton Rodeo grounds, with 70...
Bloom Fairgrounds to host area fire companies cheated by virus
BLOOMSBURG — Fire companies in Columbia and Montour counties will get a second chance at carnival season. Bloomsburg...
DRIVE marks fifth year, adding rail access to its site
DANVILLE — Jennifer Wakeman sometimes hears the whistle of a train going by her office at the Driving Real Innovation...
He’ll serve six months of probation and pay more than $600 for blast that damaged several homes
BERWICK — A North Centre Township man charged with setting off a March explosion that surprised residents and damaged...
June 27, 2020
Mount Carmel man’s identity yet to be released
MONTOUR TWP. — A boat crew found the body of a Mount Carmel man in the Susquehanna River on Friday morning, two days...
Center distributes wholesale restaurant products
HEMLOCK TWP. — A year after crews began leveling the ground for a 552,000-square-foot building, the WebstaurantStore...
Southern teachers union: Contract violated over insurance carrier change
BLOOMSBURG — When the Southern Columbia School Board on Monday voted unanimously to switch health care carriers for its...
ELYSBURG — Delayed more than two months by the coronavirus pandemic, Knoebels Amusement Resort announced Friday that it...
June 26, 2020
Cadaver dog to look for missing kayaker
CATAWISSA —The search for a missing kayaker switched from a rescue to a recovery mission Thursday, according to...
CATAWISSA — A rock punched a hole in Bloomsburg Fire Department’s boat Wednesday during a search for a missing kayaker...
Superintendent: No decision yet on fall return to district classrooms
DANVILLE — Danville Area School District Superintendent Ricki Boyle shared insight at Wednesday’s school board meeting...
BERWICK — A man whose family said he “was not in the right state of mind” and needed medical treatment threw knives at...
BERWICK — A Berwick man faces charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident after police...
June 25, 2020
Rescuers search Susquehanna near Catawissa
CATAWISSA — Rescuers used boats, helicopters and dive teams to scour the Susquehanna near here Wednesday after a...
Lawyer: Ex-Catawissa councilwoman may run for office again
MAHONING TWP. — A former Catawissa councilwoman charged with prostitution hopes to be admitted into a program for first...
School board approves coronavirus policies that will allow athletes to work out
BERWICK — Coaches will be able to call back their athletes to start training and conditioning today, since school...
Press Enterprise Editor BLOOMSBURG — When Dr. Na Tosha Gatson of Danville teaches her Black children how to drive, she...
Final budget approved; COVID-19 relief money helps district
DANVILLE — The Danville School Board unanimously approved its $44 million budget, with no increase in property taxes...
June 24, 2020
$2.6M in contracts awarded for work on former school, courthouse and county jail
DANVILLE — Commissioner Chairman Ken Holdren described Montour County’s renovation projects as moving “full speed ahead...
Curriculum coordinator now assistant superintendent
BLOOMSBURG — Central Columbia School Board chose an assistant superintendent at a spe- cial meeting Monday — a position...
Bloomsburg’s big attraction will go on, despite Luzerne’s cancellation
BLOOMSBURG — With businesses and events facing uncertainty in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomsburg Fair...
Homeless man’s hearing delayed for mental review
BERWICK — A homeless man accused of setting a series of fires here cursed and shouted at his public defender, creating...
June 23, 2020
Admitted heroin addict accused of robbing two Berwick stores
BERWICK — A man accused of holding up two stores in Berwick while out on parole for two bank robberies in Delaware told...
BLOOMSBURG — With less than 10 days until the state deadline, Southern Columbia School District is without a 2020-2021...
Busy Bloom corner may house drive-thru eatery, offices or parking
BLOOMSBURG — A crumbling building alongside a busy thoroughfare is being demolished this week, with plans for a drive-...
BLOOMSBURG — A much-discussed burning ordinance was voted down Monday night after several council members questioned...
June 22, 2020
School officials increase property rate for the first time in 13 years
BERWICK — School officials here trimmed $1 million from the proposed school budget to avoid raising property taxes more...
Police chief bristles at call for his resignation over ‘profiling’
BERWICK — A man who says he and his family have been the victims of racial profiling in Berwick called for the...
Woman charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia
FRANKLIN TWP. — Police who pulled over a woman for speeding and driving erratically on Route 487 found straws...
Bloomsburg motorist charged with DUI just nine days after undergoing emergency surgery for knife wounds
FRANKLIN TWP. — Just nine days after a Bloomsburg man was stabbed in a fight and underwent emergency surgery, he was...
June 21, 2020
Lawsuit: Ousted staffer subjected to bullying and age discrimination
BLOOMSBURG — A children’s dentist ousted by Geisinger in 2018 has sued the hospital system, describing a hostile work...
Spectators reminded to follow virus guides at Bloom Fairgrounds
BLOOMSBURG — Truck and tractor fans flocked to the fairgrounds here Saturday for the first big attraction since the...
Brownish coating in Washingtonville tracked to nearby drywall plant, says borough’s mayor
WASHINGTONVILLE — Borough residents here awoke Tuesday morning to find a mysterious layer of light brown dust on the...
Half-pound of meth found in Bloom, officers say
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man busted in the past for operating a meth lab was charged with drug dealing here after town...
She allegedly had meth, attempted break-in at ex’s home
CATAWISSA — A Bloomsburg woman was arrested and charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine the day she was...
June 20, 2020
Nearly 100 in Bloomsburg join movement across U.S.
BLOOMSBURG — Neeva Moorman recalled that she was 6, a Black child shopping with her white grandmother, when a white man...
WILLIAMSPORT — Two men from Berwick and Danville were sentenced this week to six years each in federal prison for their...
Berwick men facing drug-related charges
BERWICK — A Berwick officer’s recognition of a borough man who was driving when known to have a suspended license led...
Lapels customers may pick up garments nearby in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG —Customers who left their clothes at Lapels Dry Cleaning on Route 11 will have to go to a few blocks away to...