Press Enterprise Archives

April 25, 2019
Work to last two weeks, starting Monday
BLOOMSBURG — Get ready for some traffic tie-ups: Cars and trucks on Lightstreet Road will be rerouted for at least two...
Nescopeck officials blame obstructions for malfunctions plaguing motorists
NESCOPECK — A railroad crossing here has delayed traffic three times in the past four months, but township officials...
BLOOMSBURG — Town council had questions about the search for a new police chief after its members had to vote Monday to...
BERWICK — School directors here passed a preliminary budget that wouldn’t raise taxes, but the head of the budget...
Event explores ways to build successful future employees
BLOOMSBURG — At Sekisui SPI, workers can’t focus on their jobs if they don’t know their children are being properly...
April 24, 2019
Salem Police: Pickups hit head-on after driver swerved
SALEM TWP. — A 56-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon when two pickups crashed head-on. Patricia Schesney of...
BLOOMSBURG — A driver who passed out in traffic then smashed into a police car when roused by EMTs was high, police...
Police: Car turning left hit by oncoming van on Route 54 between Riverside, Elysburg
RIVERSIDE — A crash at the intersection of Boyd Station Road and Route 54 Tuesday afternoon sent three people to the...
Catawissa man who allegedly sexually assaulted 7-year-old girl is facing trial
CATAWISSA — A man accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl will likely be freed from jail after a judge...
Latest rate hikes go into effect May 1
NORTHUMBERLAND —Once new rate hikes take effect May 1, the monthly fees that customers pay for Service Electric Cable...
April 23, 2019
Berwick hires former coach at Danville, Mount Carmel to run its football program
BERWICK — Carm DeFrancesco, former football coach at Danville and Mount Carmel, will be the next head football coach at...
Nearby stabbing gave Berwick spot unfair ‘bad rap,’ proprietor says
BERWICK —Weekend crowds at JJ’s Food & Spirits have taken a nosedive since a stabbing on West Second Street near...
Troopers pull over Fla. driver on I-80
LIBERTY TWP. — A driver stopped by police along Interstate 80 here ended up in jail after they discovered he was...
Berwick man, 24, owes about $2G for toll of joyrides
BERWICK — One of the men accused of ripping up two local parks with a Ford Explorer was ordered Monday to pay $1,686 in...
Single mom with otherwise clean record admits she made a ‘terrible decision’
BLOOMSBURG — A bar patron who hit a 17-year-old girl with her car, then fled leaving the injured girl behind, admitted...
April 22, 2019
Officials: Sample warming on stove sent woman to jail
BLOOMSBURG — A guilty plea in Columbia County Court Wednesday shed light on a stomach-churning incident — urine found...
BLOOMSBURG — For nearly four years, the Columbia County court system has been leasing properties around town and...
Hunlock Creek historians plan to revive building as community hub
HUNLOCK CREEK — For over 50 years, one of the last historical buildings here was used to store flowers. But now the...
Two men allegedly hit Test Track Park
BERWICK — Two men who previously pleaded guilty to tearing up North Centre’s only park by doing doughnuts in their...
Man allegedly carrying knife, hypodermic needle
BERWICK — A woman told police her son was an irate recovering drug addict who struck her because she would not give him...
Suspect allegedly drove despite suspended license
BERWICK — Temperatures were in the 30s in March when a man behaving erratically reportedly entered a bank in bare feet...
April 21, 2019
Berwick man crashed Cadillac, fled on foot, cops say
HEMLOCK TWP. — A wanted Berwick man fleeing officers crashed a Cadillac into a guard rail and two signs before running...
Man allegedly shot pistol into ground
BRIAR CREEK TWP. —A man allegedly pointed a gun at another man’s face and fired the gun at the ground before...
BERWICK — Two children told police that a man who lives with them threatened to hit them with a hammer to keep them...
Underwater Easter activity drew 125 kids into pool over week, director says
BERWICK — Underwater Easter egg hunts at the Berwick YMCA made a splash with more than 125 children in 23 swim classes...
April 20, 2019
Most qualifying staffers took incentive, super says
BERWICK — This year’s retirement incentive looks like it will cost Berwick Area School District an extra $663,000 after...
BERWICK — One teacher on the list of retirees taking a $39,000 retirement incentive looks as if he didn’t teach long...
Motorcyclist alleges motorist en route to graduation caused him ‘pain, suffering’
VALLEY TWP. — A lawsuit has been filed against a Danville teen who allegedly crashed into a motorcyclist on the way to...
Data show citations, charges continue to fall
BLOOMSBURG — Criminal charges and citations issued to Block Party weekend partiers are down by about 50 offenses from...
BLOOMSBURG — The truck that leaked eggs from Catawissa to Bloomsburg on Thursday was taken out of service and its...
April 19, 2019
Game Commission says Bloomsburg neighbors are feeding problem
BLOOMSBURG — A deer strike by a pilot landing at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport last month has prompted town...
Columbia County residents pick up pieces after twister
BENTON TWP. — The owner of the Mill Race Golf Course says he plans on restoring the course that was damaged by Monday’s...
Out-of-state man, 23, impregnated 12-year-old in Berwick, cops say
BERWICK — A 23-year-old man from New York state allegedly impregnated a 12-year-old girl here last year, court papers...
Montour County cites budget, bows out
Harrisburg — Columbia and Luzerne are on the list of counties taking part in the state’s annual battle against the...
Mueller investigation reveals staffers refused to carry out wishes
WASHINGTON (AP) —Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed President Donald Trump tried to seize...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia...
April 18, 2019
Texting deemed not a factor in wreck that killed Danville man
BLOOMSBURG — The driver who caused a chain-reaction crash that killed one man and sent three others to the hospital —...
Berwick must weigh need for taxes against cost of legal fees, expenses
BERWICK — A building on the verge of being demolished has been purchased by someone who wants to fix it up, leading...
‘Agricultural-minded’ young ladies may apply to reign in Bloomsburg
Press Enterprise Managing Editor BLOOMSBURG — For the first time in its history, the Bloomsburg Fair will crown a...
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg driver tried to eat packets of heroin when police stopped his vehicle for driving erratically...
National Weather Service estimates may rise in Millville
BENTON — A tornado that tore through the borough here early Monday was stronger than first thought, topping out near...
April 17, 2019
Benton wants voters to decide; Southern backs only basic school repairs
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —Five of seven area school districts that send students to the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech voiced...
Three children taken from parents in rural Orangeville residence
ORANGEVILLE — Police removed three children from their parents’ custody and called in the State Police meth lab team...
Book’s clues and persistence help Berwick woman find the prize
BERWICK — It’s taken eight months, but someone has finally found the treasure token Rick Eisenhauer hid in Berwick Area...
Men’s probation oversight will be transferred to home county
DANVILLE — If a person works in another state’s legal marijuana industry, will his job there be a violation of his...
Cops: Suspects also bought two sets for use in different rooms
HEMLOCK TWP. — Two Berwick residents bought two TVs and allegedly stole four more from Walmart, with one of the...
April 16, 2019
Tornado ravages Benton resort, trailers
BENTON — A tornado packing winds in excess of 100 mph cut a swath of destruction through Benton and vicinity early...
Damage let water reach cafeteria and offices of elementary school
MILLVILLE — Monday’s windstorm tore loose part of the Millville Area Elementary School’s roof, downed power lines and...
STATE COLLEGE — The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that a tornado hit the Benton area overnight, with winds...
Directors vote in favor of least expensive renovation option and keeping ninth grade at school
FRANKLIN TWP. — Some Southern Columbia school directors made it clear Monday night they don’t think district taxpayers...
April 15, 2019
Enhanced learning center is focal point of $20M project
BLOOMSBURG — Starting next school year, Bloomsburg High School students will have an opportunity to earn college...
Danville schools see active learning method paying off in classroom
DANVILLE — Second-graders learning to read in a classroom at the Danville Primary School on a recent morning weren’t...
Berwick man faces charges in mishap at Ukrainian Club
BERWICK — Video footage from the Ukrainian Club on Freas Avenue Jan. 19 shows everyone in the bar suddenly turning...
Two of three in truck deny possession, cops say
NUMIDIA — A police officer pulled over an erratic pickup driver around 2 a.m. on Route 42 and found three men with...
Four cops finally managed to handcuff Wilburton man, police say
WILBURTON — A man who smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated wrestled a police officer for about 15 minutes before...
April 14, 2019
Bloom merchants brave crowds, make sales after fighting parking ban
BLOOMSBURG — Business went on as usual — or better — Saturday at several downtown shops that stayed open during Block...
BLOOMSURG — This year’s Block Party brought out the good, the bad, and the ugly. But mainly, it brought an abundance of...
Both men arraigned on felony charge
BLOOMSBURG — Two men attending Block Party were arrested within 15 minutes of each other for hitting police horses with...
Berwick suspect allegedly angry about towed car, spilled soda
BERWICK — A Berwick man who allegedly threatened to go on a murder spree later shoved down a 70-year-old who...
But directors say district doesn’t need all programs
BERWICK — School directors here reiterated their support for an expansion of the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech, even while...
April 13, 2019
Authorities: Unemployed Catawissa man abused girl, 7
CATAWISSA — A father of three who is engaged to be married surrendered Friday morning to face charges he sexually...
Dad: ‘Star Wars’ films, TV, gaming system, laptop were taken
BERWICK — One of the victims of last weekend’s apartment house fire here got a nasty surprise when he returned home to...
Columbia Colonnade offers farm market, Rage Room as shops leave
BUCKHORN —Another store has moved out of the Columbia Colonnade, with a second soon to close. But as retail chains...
Balance caution against need for activity, doctor advises at BU
BLOOMSBURG —An expert in concussions says athletes, coaches and family members all need to be informed of ways to...
Supers confirm two-year Bulldog, Tigers rivalry
State football powers Berwick and Southern Columbia are going to meet on the field in 2020 to decide the king of the...
April 12, 2019
Police allege Berwick basketball coach had child porn
SALEM TWP. — A Berwick Area School District junior high girls basketball coach and retired elementary school teacher...
NUMIDIA — Campground owners and some regulars who camp at those outdoor resorts raised objections last week to the...
WILLIAMSPORT — A postal employee from Bloomsburg is accused of stealing $12,000 from the U.S. Postal Service, according...
Berwick Police allege Mississippi motorist tried to flee
BERWICK — A man from Mississippi had $12,850 stashed inside an open Tastykake cupcake box behind his driver’s seat when...
Las Vegas man allegedly tossed stolen bag from truck
BUCKHORN — A man’s dreadlocks and lime green shirt enabled police to identify him as a suspect in the theft of a gym...