Press Enterprise Archives

December 14, 2018
Coroner confirms Sunbury man died in Route 11 wreck
BLOOMSBURG — A Sunbury man was killed in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon that closed Route 11 near the...
Draft budget shows borough’s recycling, health-care, payroll costs have increased
BERWICK — Council members here are to vote Monday on raising property taxes by 18 percent. If the proposed budget...
Berwick son to ‘be home for Christmas’
BERWICK — A 20-year-old man charged alongside his father after a drug bust at their Summerhill Avenue home last month...
State official says response to giveaway ‘overwhelming’
HARRISBURG — Columbia and Montour county clinics distributing free naloxone as part of a statewide initiative to reduce...
At 72, Jean has learned how to budget her money. Even though the Berwick resident has a modest income of about $1,000...
December 13, 2018
Rohrsburg student remembered as ‘pleasant, upbeat’
ROHRSBURG — A 5-year-old boy crossing the street to get to his school bus stop was hit by a pickup and killed Wednesday...
Defendant, 18, also admitted trespassing
BLOOMSBURG — As Bloomsburg University Police questioned a woman suspected of being involved in a fight, she allegedly...
Robbery suspect accused of heist at Bloomsburg gift shop
BLOOMSBURG — A Philadelphia teen accused of trying to rob a Uni-Mart store here in November was charged Wednesday in...
ER doctor would ‘be thrilled’ to head up Geisinger
DANVILLE — Dr. Jaewon Ryu became Geisinger’s interim CEO at the start of December, and he confirmed his interest in...
December 12, 2018
Bloom woman, man had shoeless spat in cold, on drugs, charges say
ESPY — A man and a woman seen shoeless and arguing in the middle of Central Road were both charged with being...
Owners of Terrapin’s Cantina make ‘Room’ for new venture, menu
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Three years after closing the doors on Terrapin’s Cantina, Donnie and Nancy Fought have opened the...
Cops: Man lured Buckhorn clerk into game room
BUCKHORN — A Bucks County man was jailed on charges he sexually assaulted a hotel clerk at Comfort Suites here, arrest...
Toni Ann has been battling pancreatic cancer for three long years. And although she was able to work for the first...
Commissioners hope disaster funding will cover up to $1 million cost to replace Anthony Township span destroyed by flooding
DANVILLE — An Anthony Township bridge that was destroyed by flooding earlier this year will be replaced, but not in the...
December 11, 2018
Business partners moved by work of Catholic War Veterans
BERWICK — More than a year after it closed, the Catholic War Veterans bar is reopening. It boasts a completely...
Budget including 9 percent hike shot down by divided council
BLOOMSBURG — Citing residents who are “struggling” to pay their bills, Town Council narrowly voted down a proposed $17...
Berwick shop picks up online craze and scrambles to meet demand
BERWICK — The dill pickle pizza has gone viral online. And now at least one local pizzeria is offering what seems an...
Berwick, Bloom suspects charged with possession
BERWICK — Two women were found with crystal meth when a car they were riding in was stopped in the early hours of Nov....
Up until this year, Addison and Ralph have always had enough money for a nice holiday. A Christmas tree, some...
December 10, 2018
Stepson, 24, allegedly stabbed man with homemade hunting weapon
For the Press Enterprise SALEM TWP. — A rural Berwick man stabbed his stepfather’s hand with an improvised hunting...
Teaching graduate fashioned 42-year career in clothing department
BERWICK — In 1976, when Holly Waltman was just 22 years old and fresh out of college with a teaching degree, she...
Top prosecutor says office handles rising caseload efficiently
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County District Attorney Tom Leipold will seek re-election to what he calls “the best job in the...
Suspect also allegedly lacked driver’s license
BERWICK — Police searched a man’s backpack after he took off running from officers and found documents that included...
When Ruth and her husband separated last year, she knew she might have a rough time ahead of her, but she didn’t...
December 9, 2018
Options presented to expand space for students, programs
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech wants its sponsoring school districts to consider an expansion that would...
Declining revenues, climbing legal fees blamed for increase
BLOOMSBURG — Mounting legal fees and decreasing property tax revenues are partly to blame for a 9 percent property tax...
Police and owner nab escapee after chase
MONTOUR TWP. — Tiny railcars on a Toys for Tots mission had an unexpected visitor tag along for the ride Saturday...
Catawissa woman allegedly hid heroin in shorts
BLOOMSBURG — A Catawissa-area woman who was swerving back and forth in traffic was driving under the influence of...
Joe is a veteran fighting what may be his toughest — and loneliest — battle. Now well into his 70s, he is the sole...
December 8, 2018
Police call motorist a ‘lucky man’ after gunfire rings out near theater
BLOOMSBURG — Police called Matthias Kahn a “lucky man” on Friday night after someone shot into his car while he was...
Retiree proud to have produced kind, courteous learners in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — In 1973, self-described “former hippie” Penny Pomfret started the Magic Carpet Preschool on Barton Street...
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A driver refused to take sobriety tests after being detained on suspicion of drunken driving,...
Berwick man is locked up in Columbia County Prison
BERWICK — A Berwick man accused of beating up his girlfriend pulled a knife on police when they responded to his home,...
Leo and Cindy recently took some time to look at Christmas pictures from several years ago. The photographs show the...
December 7, 2018
FISHING CREEK TWP. — Specially trained police were called to Pealertown Road here Wednesday afternoon after a man who...
Tombstones unearthed at Scott Township fast-food site
SCOTT TWP. — Local officials are scratching their heads over how the tombstones of four people apparently buried near...
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Bloomsburg University and Central Columbia school district have renewed a 10-year agreement that...
MINERSVILLE — A pair of buses carrying Southern Columbia fourth-graders were involved in an accident Wednesday...
BERWICK — Two Berwick men had a slew of drugs and drug paraphernalia in their possession when they were pulled over for...
December 6, 2018
Man arrested at Fishing Creek Township trailer
FISHING CREEK TWP. — State Police closed off a rural road for at least 45 minutes while heavily-armed officers in...
HARRISBURG — State Sen. John Gordner is drafting legislation that would slam the brakes on Gov. Tom Wolf’s...
41st U.S. president eulogized by son, the 43rd
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor...
BERWICK — A thief apparently fished mail out of the mailboxes near the post office here, and police are hoping someone...
Mifflin Township wreck also injured her son, 71
MIFFLIN TWP. — A 92-year-old woman was killed when a car driven by her son veered off Snyder School Road and struck a...
December 5, 2018
Bloom plant booming, company exec says
BLOOMSBURG — Milco Industries’ future in garment production is uncertain now that it has sold its clothes manufacturing...
Man collecting for Bloom department without its OK has shot at clear record
BLOOMSBURG — A man posing as a fireman who went door-to-door collecting funds for the Bloomsburg Fire Department was...
Campus hosts official groundbreaking on its $33M replacement for Waller Administration
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University broke ground Tuesday on a $33 million, four-story building that will house art...
For Maryann and her family, this holiday season seems especially bleak. As the festive time approached, Maryann and...
Board petitions court so it can accept $750G offer from Montour County for former elementary building
DANVILLE — Danville Area School District is petitioning the court for permission to sell a former school building to...
December 4, 2018
Coach, director clash at fiery Berwick board meeting
BERWICK — Football Coach Frank Sheptock frantically shook his head in denial after a school director told an angry...
Orangeville woman’s probation bid fails
BLOOMSBURG — A judge rejected probation for a woman who admitted stealing about $1,000 as a volunteer at a gun raffle...
Car skidded into opposite lane, oncoming vehicle, motorist says
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — A “slimy” stretch of road is to blame for a two-vehicle accident Monday morning, according to one...
‘I’m so frustrated the schools don’t want me there,’ mother says
DARIEN, Conn. — One mother shed tears when she read the superintendent’s announcement. Another said it felt like a body...
Income doesn’t allow holiday extras this year
Up until recently, Eugene and Janie have held their own when it came to finances. The couple with two daughters, 11...
December 3, 2018
28-year-old allegedly fondled himself as girl worked at restaurant in mall
HEMLOCK TWP. — A 28-year-old man fondled himself repeatedly while harassing a teenage girl at the Columbia Mall in...
Deal grants raises of 2.5 percent, more health contributions
BERWICK — Wise Foods workers on Sunday decisively rejected a strike and accepted a three-year contract. The pact...
Manager: New name reflects more mixed uses than retail shops
For the Press Enterprise BUCKHORN — With more offices, studios and entertainment spots than retail stores, the former...
Suspect, now 21, forced sex acts on little girl, according to charges
MADISON TWP. — A Bloomsburg man is accused of a sex crime that allegedly occurred when he was a teenager, according to...
BUCKHORN — A man suspected of having marijuana after being pulled over for an illegal U-turn invited police to search...
For Nate and his three children, this year has been one to forget. In July, just as Nate was beginning to save some...
December 2, 2018
Woman accused of letting son stay at Pine Barn, covering non-payment
MAHONING TWP. — A Pine Barn Inn employee is accused of letting her son spend five nights in a room at the hotel at a...
Quiet introduction lets special-needs children enjoy visit at their pace
SCOTT TWP. — Santa Claus sat on the floor in a darkened room, playing with wooden blocks and sharing words of...
Boyfriend charged with assault and strangulation
DANVILLE — A Paxinos man beat up his girlfriend, accusing her of cheating on him, and hitting her with a belt until she...
Danville man’s suit says he lost job due to injury
WILLIAMSPORT — A fired Kawneer worker has sued the company, claiming he was discriminated against and terminated after...
Late leader was second American whose son attained presidency
HOUSTON (AP) —He was the man who sought a “kinder, and gentler nation,” and the one who sternly invited Americans to...
December 1, 2018
Meth, heroin, pot and more found in Berwick home
BERWICK — A burglar told police that a group of thieves had planned to break into a house because they wanted to steal...
Program has more eating at Berwick’s cafeterias
BERWICK — The Berwick Area School District may not have to pay for the free meals it offers students, even though more...
FISHING CREEK TWP. — A man attempted to sell a barn outside Orangeville for its wood, even though he didn’t own it,...
HEMLOCK TWP. —A “for lease” sign recently appeared in front of the Petco pet store in Buckhorn, and its building was...
For Carol and her family, this year has been less than memorable. Although Carol works nearly full time at a local...