Press Enterprise Archives

May 20, 2022
Lawsuit: Wolf idea violates Pa. constitution
NESCOPECK TWP. — A judge ordered a temporary halt to Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll the Interstate 80 bridge over...
Scott Township lawyer: Condemning property is too complex, costly
ESPY — Neighbors of an abandoned property here are begging Scott Township officials to do something about it. They say...
Aristes man allegedly threatened his neighbor
ARISTES — A man pointed a gun at and threatened to shoot a woman after he mistakenly believed the neighbor failed to...
SCOTT TWP — Kylie Rankin, 30, the motorcycle rider accused of pointing a loaded gun at a car full of women and children...
DANVILLE — Two of four administrative employees shared by the borough and its water/sewer authority might better be...
May 19, 2022
Video, witness indicate motorcyclists ran mother off road
SCOTT TWP. — Two motorcyclists have been charged in a road rage case in which a rider allegedly pulled a gun on a...
Provost: Course could be offered at other campuses
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University officials say they did not reject a new Black studies minor that drew around 70...
HARRISBURG (AP) — Counting of mailed ballots in Pennsylvania is drawing renewed scrutiny amid a too-close-to-call U.S....
Bloomsburg man accused of shaking baby still jailed
DANVILLE — A 3-month-old girl hospitalized last week after allegedly being abused by her mother’s boyfriend is still...
May 18, 2022
GOP Senate race is too tight to call; ailing Fetterman grabs Democrat slot
HARRISBURG (AP) — One half of Pennsylvania’s fall U.S. Senate race is set, with Democrat John Fetterman beating out a...
HARRISBURG (AP) —Doug Mastriano won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor on Tuesday, beating eight other...
He’ll face Dem Giannattasio in fall to fill Millard’s seat in 109th
BLOOMSBURG — Republican Robert Leadbeter will face off against Democrat Edward R. Giannattasio in a contest to see who...
Board eyes budget as deadline looms
DANVILLE — Danville Area School Board has a little more than a month before it must approve a final budget for the...
Luzerne mail-in ballots remain to be counted
Mike Cabell was ahead of four other candidates for the Republican nomination for the state House seat that represents...
Impact crushes front, but driver escapes with minor injuries
LOCUST TWP. —A section of a dead tree came toppling down on a passing delivery van Tuesday afternoon, crushing its cab...
May 17, 2022
Southern students, residents call for replacing both retiring teachers
FRANKLIN TWP. — About 40 students and residents packed a library Monday night, urging officials to keep up the school’s...
East end business owners suggest fixing Old Berwick Road drainage
BLOOMSBURG — The town wants to reduce nuisance flooding on its east end and a committee had considered removing a...
Passenger in car is allegedly wanted in Utah child-sex case
CATAWISSA — A traffic stop along Church Street here led police to two handguns, nearly a gram of marijuana — and a man...
Stillwater diner owner denies she had blade
FISHING CREEK TWP. — A woman held a knife to her boyfriend and threatened to kill him last week, police say. But Lorie...
Bloom school officials tweak schedules to fit candidate, crowd of 100
BLOOMSBURG —U.S. Senate candidate Dave McCormick’s alma mater here hosted a campaign rally Monday after school...
May 16, 2022
Geisinger study finds Berwick man’s threat of thyroid cancer
DANVILLE — Jeff Mylet of Berwick says a blood test saved his life. Mylet is one of 300,000 people who have signed up...
Roasting business’s Mill Street shop will serve varied drinks, snacks
DANVILLE — A new coffee shop is coming to Mill Street soon, taking over the first-floor space that once housed the...
Boyfriend serving time in shooting death near Danville
DANVILLE — A Missouri woman admitted in court recently she lied to police during a murder investigation at the Super 8...
Couple arrested in Berwick in stolen car, police say
BLOOMSBURG — A New Jersey couple wanted for murder in a March drive-by shooting in Trenton will be extradited to face...
May 15, 2022
BU computer major recovered after crash to complete degree
BLOOMSBURG — Nearly two years after suffering critical injuries, Bloomsburg University graduating senior Sean Sears has...
Woman allegedly tested at more than three times the limit
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg mother allegedly drove drunk when her year-old child was in the car with her and then passed...
Move could save buyers thousands in fees
BERWICK — Some people buying long-vacant properties will be able to save thousands of dollars in fees under a new...
Late super’s wife tends Mahoning garden
MAHONING TWP. — In 2018, Mahoning Township supervisors approved putting about $8,000 into a landscaping project. But...
Local victim lured to rural road where he was stripped and beaten
BLOOMSBURG — A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty to taking part in a late-night robbery last November of an unsuspecting...
May 14, 2022
Firefighters keep flames from spreading to woods
CATAWISSA TWP. — A fast-moving blaze destroyed a two-story vacation house in a heavily wooded area here Friday. Seven...
Candidates would limit abortion, focus on election integrity
In Columbia County, four people are vying for the Republican nomination to represent the newly-redrawn 109th district,...
New book repository opens today
SHICKSHINNY — A new children’s library opens here today, packed with books for infants through 18-year-olds. “I always...
High taxes are a leading concern in GOP field
Five candidates are running in the Republican Primary to replace Rep. Karen Boback as the state representative for the...
GOP’s Mastriano signs organizer’s petition during Berwick visit
BERWICK — Gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Doug Mastriano signed a petition circulated by a local group trying to...
May 13, 2022
Bloom man charged as girl clings to life
BLOOMSBURG — A 3-month-old girl is clinging to life after the man caring for her admitted he became frustrated and...
Residents fear business costs, more traffic on local roadways
NESCOPECK TWP. — Eight speakers rose Tuesday in unanimous opposition to proposed tolls as a way to fund replacement of...
Mainville-area man hurt shoulder, police say
MIFFLIN TWP. — A man from Mainville Drive complained of a shoulder injury Thursday morning after his motorcycle struck...
Downtown Berwick will feature more murals, tile projects, surprises
BERWICK — Park in the borough parking lot behind Front Street and follow the chalk drawings adorning the sidewalk past...
May 12, 2022
Latest flood buyouts target nine properties
FERNVILLE — Nine houses in Fernville will be demolished this summer after another round of flood buyouts by Hemlock...
Surface at middle school to be rebuilt
DANVILLE —The Danville school board unanimously approved spending between $700,000 and $1 million to rebuild the...
Danville-area man allegedly topped 100 mph as he fled
MILLVILLE — A 41-year-old motorcyclist allegedly led police on a chase that reached speeds topping 100 mph. Josiah D....
Defendant pleads no contest to cruelty count, has chance to have serious charge dismissed
DANVILLE — A woman admitted Wednesday she failed to properly care for two mules and a horse found living in squalid...
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg officials hope to see results after taking goose management advice from a woman who called with...
May 11, 2022
County records: House belongs to ex-Montour commissioner
MAHONING TWP. — A blaze swept through a one-story house here Tuesday afternoon, leaving the homeowner badly burned and...
Owner of area N-plant and coal plant promises no change in jobs, pay
Talen Energy Supply, the owner of the nuclear plant in Salem Township and the coal-burning plant in Derry Township,...
Recent appointees concerned about tax increase paired with use of district savings
DANVILLE — The Danville Area School Board will revisit its proposed 2022-23 budget after two recently appointed members...
Republican among five seeking Boback’s seat
One of the Republican candidates running for a state House seat in western Luzerne County was charged with DUI after a...
May 10, 2022
Fundraiser demands openness as Bloom mulls rehiring fired builder
BLOOMSBURG— The head of a group raising funds for the reconstruction of the Bloomsburg Town Pool says it’s time for...
Flock advocates and officials at stalemate until USDA weighs in
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Public Works Director John Fritz says part of his daily routine is making a trip to Town Park...
He admitted taking $300G loan to buy Bitcoin
BLOOMSBURG — A judge has sentenced a Bloomsburg man to 18 months in federal prison after he admitted to forming a...
Super says execs cut by attrition will save district $345,000
BERWICK — A member of Berwick Area School District’s budget committee said he was surprised to learn administrators and...
Collision injured and other motorist and killed a small dog
BLOOMSBURG — A 62-year-old man pleaded guilty to purposely crashing into another car at high speed on Interstate 80,...
May 9, 2022
Steve Shannon wins OK to use Briar Creek building as warehouse
BRIAR CREEK — The former Surplus Outlet building here is scheduled to become a new warehouse for Steve Shannon Tires...
Mahoning’s East End company sees more safety, fewer volunteers
MAHONING TWP. — The township’s East End Fire Company marks its 100th anniversary this year. To make it another...
Virtual reality sets will immerse pupils in math, super says
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia students will soon be learning math skills by strapping on virtual reality headsets...
Station damage estimated at $33G, police say
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man stole a car from the Unity Mart here on Sept. 9, striking a gas pump and cement barrier as...
May 8, 2022
Resident allegedly stabbed while waiting for pizza delivery; suspect accused of attempted homicide
BERWICK — A man waiting in his doorway for a pizza delivery was stabbed repeatedly by a downstairs neighbor Saturday...
Local contractor ordered to pay Bloom man $12G, denies fault
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man says a contractor left a roofing project unfinished for months, forcing him to file a...
Corrective action taken on mailings, Columbia officials say
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County officials know of about 80 incorrect return envelopes that were sent out to county mail-in...
Bloom man awaits sentencing in child-sex case
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man has admitted violating no-contact orders by repeatedly phoning and mailing his estranged...
BLOOMSBURG — As the skies cleared Saturday afternoon, long lines began to form at food stands at the Bloomsburg Fire...
May 7, 2022
Provost nixed Black studies minor proposal
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University students supporting a proposed new Black studies minor at the school are up in arms...
Lawyer says application to be resubmitted to Montour County leaders
DANVILLE — The companies behind a large solar project proposed for northern Montour County withdrew their application...
Danville cyber student had started college courses before high school
DANVILLE — A Danville teen will graduate from Bloomsburg University with a degree in computer science next week. Soon...
Disabled suspect’s apartment raided last year
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man faces up to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to two felony counts involving...
BLOOMSBURG — A tractor-trailer driver crashed into a utility pole Friday after his GPS led him into a road closed for...