Press Enterprise Archives

October 18, 2019
Conyngham auditors attempt to recoup allegedly stolen tax money
BLOOMSBURG — For years, Conyngham Township’s supervisors should have been keeping a closer eye on their fellow...
Borough becoming destination for collectors, merchants say
BENTON — This borough is banking that its future lies in the past. In recent years, Benton has been touting itself as...
Case: Parents arrived at GMC to learn their newborn had just died
WILKES-BARRE — Luis David Cepeda and Zuleyka Rodriguez awoke in the middle of the night Sept. 30 to a phone call from...
Missed stop sign led to discovery of meth and heroin/fentanyl stash, officers allege
BERWICK — A Mifflinville man who was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign then failing to use an appropriate...
BERWICK — A Shickshinny man who nearly hit a parked car and then veered across the center lane of the roadway, went on...
October 17, 2019
Obituary cites ‘unexpected illness’ as cause
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student died in a dormitory room Tuesday morning, the third student to pass away...
Cops: Milton driver was found drunk in Millville
MILLVILLE — A Milton man attempting to deliver a pizza in the Danville area instead ended up passed out in front of the...
Choir master, organist has faced setbacks, but kept on playing
BLOOMSBURG — In 1951 Pat Gensemer was asked to step down from her position as music director at a church here because...
BLOOMSBURG — A man lost control of his car, spinning it off Interstate 80 during a heavy rain Wednesday afternoon, down...
Man was part of heroin and fentanyl ring
WILLIAMSPORT — A Central Columbia graduate was sentenced Wednesday to serve 7 years in prison for his admitted role in...
October 16, 2019
Penn State Health to take system acquired about five years ago
DANVILLE — Geisinger is letting go of Holy Spirit Health System and looking to exit the highly competitive Harrisburg...
Admitted meth addict charged in brutal Berwick attack
BERWICK — Police have arrested one of two brothers they say beat a woman so brutally, she still remains unconscious and...
Classes resume after lockdown, three-hour police sweep
DANVILLE — For the second day in a row, a bomb threat disrupted classes at Danville Area High School. But on Tuesday,...
Officials mum on why program boss resigned just before homecoming
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — The varsity cheerleading coach at Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech resigned last week, just days before...
Danville-area man admits offensive behavior in front of teen girl working at Subway shop
BLOOMSBURG — A rural Danville man on trial Tuesday for openly lewd behavior in the presence of a teenager ended up...
October 15, 2019
Focused on ‘walkability,’ council denies developer’s request for apartment site
BLOOMSBURG — A developer’s request to forgo a sidewalk at a proposed apartment building touched off a discussion about...
Police chief: Without a rule, township has become meeting spot
MAHONING TWP. — Teens here may soon have a township-mandated curfew, something officials are considering as a safety...
Police sweep high school for bomb; early dismissal triggers traffic jam
DANVILLE — A bomb threat emptied Danville Area High School on Monday and led to an early dismissal. But by the end of...
‘I just have too much going on’ to do justice to post, Monico says
BERWICK — School directors accepted the resignation of Christy Monico Monday night, less than halfway through her first...
October 14, 2019
Bloom leaders to discuss change to street-sweeping parking rules
BLOOMSBURG — A proposed change to the town’s “most dreaded ordinance” is one step closer to a vote, after a councilman...
Alumni group loans business attire so students can dress for success
BLOOMSBURG — For the last six years the staff of Bloomsburg University’s Alumni and Professional Engagement have...
2-year-old allegedly found wandering a street in Berwick
BERWICK — The mother of a 2-year-old is facing charges after the child was found walking alone down the middle of a...
51-year-old faces indecent assault charges
BENTON — A 51-year-old Benton man is facing two charges of indecent assault after police say he inappropriately touched...
Berwick man charged with having contraband, including meth
BERWICK — Twice in the same month a man detained on suspicion of drug possession was found to have concealed hypodermic...
October 13, 2019
Southern, Central accept Pa. offer to let students work from home
When heavy snow falls in Espy or Numidia this winter, the kids won’t be automatically rejoicing. Central Columbia and...
The state gave school districts the option of having students work from home during snow days this year. Two of eight...
Farmers raising industrial-grade hemp on Nescopeck-area land
MICHAEL LESTER Press Enterprise Writer NESCOPECK — Dozens of distinctly aromatic hemp plants hung upside down from...
CATAWISSA — Police searched a Mill Street home and found a baseball bat with more than a dozen construction nails...
BERWICK — A 42-year-old Shickshinny woman smashed things in her mother’s house and then yelled obscenities at her,...
Lawmaker invites GIs who served during era to special event
SCOTT TWP. — State Rep. David Millard has been holding a Veterans’ Expo for five years now. But for the first time,...
October 12, 2019
Mifflin suspect could have avoided clash with growling pet, officer says
MIFFLINVILLE — A man allegedly shot a neighbor’s dog in the head with a handgun after the dog wandered onto his...
Staples employee admitted to taking nearly $7G, cops say
BLOOMSBURG — A Staples employee admitted stealing from the business, but claimed he did it only after he had been...
Some communities already offering to help cover town’s costs
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg recycling coordinator Charlie Fritz was stunned recently when he learned the town had received...
Geisinger worked with state, federal health agencies on eradicating infection, officials say
MAHONING TWP. — The parents of one of the babies who died of a bacterial infection outbreak at Geisinger Medical Center...
Suspect put officers in ‘immediate danger’
BERWICK — Berwick Detective Greg Martin was justified in shooting Franklin Thomas “Crazy” Snyder Thursday, the district...
Man among several big August winners
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man won $30,000 in 19 separate instant lottery and online games in August, the Pennsylvania...
October 11, 2019
Officers ram car to halt Berwick chase, officials say
BERWICK — Police fired at a wanted felon who hit an officer with his car, triggering a chase that ended in a crash at...
Florida defendant acted in self defense during Danville-area brawl
DANVILLE — A Florida man acted in self-defense when he stabbed another man during a wild brawl outside the Hilltop Bar...
Split council OKs hire of fifth full-timer to cut need for OT, part-timers
CATAWISSA — Borough council voted 4-3 this week to hire a fifth full-time police officer, a move the borough manager...
Salem shop owner found tin of dynamite blasting caps in trove of newly acquired items
SALEM TWP. — An antiques dealer going through a crate of items he purchased about a year ago found a potentially deadly...
October 10, 2019
Berwick chief cites safety concerns as reason for not participating in Halloween march
BERWICK — Berwick’s fire department is not planning to be part of the Elks’ Halloween parade Oct. 22 unless something...
BU professor installs Dr. Seuss-inspired little library at home
BLOOMSBURG — With its bright yellow door and familiar “Cat in the Hat” greeting visitors, an east end neighborhood’s...
Officers: Berwick woman was tied to chair with rope, electrical cord
BERWICK — When Berwick Police arrived at a trailer near the intersection of Walnut and East 13th streets early Tuesday...
Man claims little memory of Danville-area bar attack
DANVILLE — A man stabbed at the Hilltop bar in Valley Township two years ago says he doesn’t remember much of what...
DANVILLE — The Danville Area School Board unanimously appointed two doctors and an educational consultant as new...
October 9, 2019
Berwick trailer home was ransacked, reports indicate
BERWICK — Police and emergency personnel flooded a trailer park just off Walnut Street about 6 a.m. Tuesday, responding...
Bloomsburg board mum on reason for football ousters
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg’s school board voted Monday to fire Panther head football coach Kevin Seabrook and one of his...
Berwick man allegedly stole scratch-offs from store after complaining of $480 machine loss
BERWICK — A man claiming he had never received his winnings from a Pennsylvania Skill machine stole scratch-off lottery...
Berwick driver facing slew of charges
BERWICK — A man here was caught with cocaine and no driver’s license after police pulled him over for having too many...
Locust Township Police say Paxinos worker ended up in ditch
CLEVELAND TWP. — A rural postal carrier from Paxinos was taken for medical treatment Tuesday after she drove her...
October 8, 2019
Mother of five may serve up to 10 years for bilking farmer of life savings
DANVILLE — A woman who fleeced an elderly farmer of his life savings could spend as many as 10 years in state prison,...
Doctors: Three of eight stricken preemies died since August; NICU is closed to high-risk births
DANVILLE — A common, usually harmless strain of bacteria is the suspected cause in the deaths of three premature...
Danville-area man allegedly fought with son over loaded shotgun
COOPER TWP. — A man allegedly fought with his teenage son over a loaded shotgun, pointed it out the front door of his...
Police: Scam artists took $500, demanded more
NESCOPECK — Nescopeck Borough is warning residents to keep an eye out for a construction scam. An unidentified group...
South Centre blaze tracked to bag of Christmas decorations
LIME RIDGE —Two calls for fires just down the street from each other had crews scrambling from home to home here Monday...
October 7, 2019
Borough’s deal with landlord irks neighbors upset by tenants’ antics
BLOOMSBURG — A lawsuit filed by Berwick to force a landlord to evict a tenant came to an abrupt end Thursday when the...
Washingtonville-area residents fear losing safe walkway to office, bus
DERRY TWP. — Residents of a trailer park here are looking for a way to replace a rapidly deteriorating footbridge that...
Alleged attacker jailed; bail $25G
SALEM TWP. — A man beat another man so badly, his victim suffered cracked ribs and a collapsed lung, police here say....
Berwick man, 66, allegedly resisted arrest
SALEM TWP. — A man wandered off Confers Lane into a wooded area posted with “No Trespassing” signs, then told police he...
Alleged theft from Cole’s Hardware in Scott caught on video
SCOTT TWP. — A Berwick man has been charged with theft after security footage from a hardware store showed him twice...
October 6, 2019
Top Pa. court OKs 4,800-head nursery in Montour Township
HARRISBURG — A farmer has won the blessing of Pennsylvania’s highest court to build a 4,800-head hog nursery in Montour...
Coroner: Victim fell asleep at wheel on I-80, hit parked rig
LIBERTY TWP. — A 19-year-old Bloomsburg University student and budding videographer died Friday after falling asleep at...
Intrepid Numidia cancer patient, nonagenarian pal fly at fundraiser
CATAWISSA TWP. — A 69-year-old cancer patient decided Saturday to cross ziplining off her bucket list — and convinced...
Online subscribers can see Shirr Keithan, 69, and Helen Lindenmuth, 92, riding ziplines at http://bit.ly/2ohs5cj
Official: Turnout and scheduling prompted celebrity series change
BLOOMSBURG — The long-running Celebrity Artist Series at Bloomsburg University has been transformed into “Arts in Bloom...
Rohrsburg to house headquarters of new Geisinger service
ROHRSBURG — A new ambulance here covering the northside of Columbia County will take only eight minutes to get to...
October 5, 2019
Berwick man pled guilty to being high on marijuana at wheel
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who admitted to causing a fatal head-on collision near the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds while high...
Bloom shop owner vows to fight ruling
HARRISBURG — A much-contested tree in front of a Main Street pizza shop must be replaced, according to a state appeals...
Danville-area nursing home residents learn to communicate with newcomer who’s deaf
MAHONING TWP. — On a recent afternoon Emil Anderson, a resident at Maria Joseph Manor, used three fingers on each hand...
Woman allegedly failed to repay employer
BENTON TWP. — A Benton woman took nearly $7,000 from a supermarket where she worked, police say. It was part of Sharon...
Car passenger said he used items to pass drug tests, police say
SCOTT TWP. — A passenger in a vehicle stopped for a broken taillight had a small amount of marijuana, plus equipment to...