Stories from Friday, February 8, 2019

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Zoners make no decision
BLOOMSBURG — Nearly 70 residents packed a zoning board hearing at Town Hall Thursday night to listen to testimony about...
Fire chief believes vacant Nescopeck residence can be salvaged
NESCOPECK — A man used plastic salad bowls with water to douse the flames blossoming from a vacant house next door, but...
Berwick discussions may help employers
BERWICK — Local business leaders say they’re having trouble finding enough employees to fill job openings. But some...
BERWICK — A Berwick man, who police saw rolling around on the floor and making multiple, unusual noises, was under the...
Woman previously jailed for failure to disclose new residence
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman who failed to report an address change as required of convicted Megan’s Law offenders was...

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1910: The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. 1952: Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed her accession to the British...
• Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, 29. • Actor Seth Green, 45. • Author John Grisham, 64. • Actress Mary...
Hoagie/Apple Dumpling Sale: Nescopeck Fire Co., Warren Street. Cuban Nights: 7:30 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts,...
• Shickshinny’s sanitary sewer authority has released its 2019 meeting dates. • Southern Columbia Area School District...
Cops: Groom assaulted teen DOYLESTOWN (AP) — Police say a groom forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding...
TREASURE HUNT: 8-18-22-24-26 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 0-4 WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 4-2-8 WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 7-4-9-6...
Care facility to shut down PHOENIX (AP) — A long-term care facility in Arizona where an incapacitated woman was raped...
 
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There’s a new website to help keep track of art events in the region, and in Danville. The Art of PA at artofpa.org is...
Police locate missing teen LOCUST TWP. — Police using K-9 tracking dogs found a missing teen Thursday evening....
SHICKSHINNY — Residents who are unhappy with council members here are forming a new group to monitor the officials....
VALLEY TWP. — A Bloomsburg man stole two $30 lottery tickets and a $3 pastry from a convenience store here, according...
 
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MEXICO CITY (AP) —Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico’s violence with activities at two observatories...
Sports fan worked at Big Heart Pet Brands
Keith A. Beadle, 58, of Berwick, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where...
Homemaker, great-grandmother to 34 children
Helen C. Taney, 94, formerly of Pond Hill and Lime Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Mountain Top...
Bloom native had snack food industry career
James Leonard Bason, 82, Northumberland, passed away on Feb. 6, 2019. Known to those that loved him as Jim, he was the...
Original ‘Cuddle Lady’ at GMC Neonatal Unit
Helen A. Wagner, 80, of Danville, went to her eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, while at her home. She was born in...
BLOOMSBURG — Author, broadcast journalist and motivational speaker John Qui??ones will speak at Bloomsburg University...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher...
AVOCA (AP) — A plane carrying about 30 passengers from Newark, N.J., to Toronto has made an emergency landing here....
Silas L. Auchter Vanessa Musselman and Gauge Auchter, Benton, are the parents of a son, Silas Lee, born Tuesday, Feb....
DANVILLE — An investigation into the death of a Columbia County Prison inmate found unresponsive in a prison shower...
 
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Norman Rockwell’s 50th celebrated STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Norman Rockwell Museum is celebrating its 50th...
PHOENIX — Dolphinaris Arizona opened in the metro Phoenix desert two years ago as marine parks elsewhere were scaling...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii pidgin adjective for the phrase “messed up” has been listed in the Oxford English Dictionary...
 
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Moderator accused of sexist comments SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —Many women who attended a recent technology conference in...
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Veterinarians in Montana revived a cat named Fluffy that nearly froze to death after being...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —The first clue Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson had that rats were invading City Hall,...
 
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Apple’s Screen Time feature can tell you more about your iPhone usage than you may care to know. Like how many text...
NEW YORK — Richard E. Grant braved a paralyzingly cold night to attend a recent screening of “Withnail & I,” his...
NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Woody Allen is suing Amazon for at least $68 million, saying the company ended a four-picture...
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 28-Feb. 3. Listings include the week’s ranking and...
 
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Katie Pavlich, editor of Townhall.com. House Democrats blocked Republican...
ROSE: Susan Schwartz is the kind of reporter who never shies away from a story, no matter how potentially dangerous or...
Many concerned parents have questions for Berwick Area School Board members after learning about the decision to...
Thank you, Dorothy Wilson, for your article! (Letter, Feb. 6). Mr. Zoppetti can help those with rehab and a center,...
I would like to ask the participants of the Better Angels discussions a few questions. If your houses were on fire...
EDITOR’S NOTE: This tale was submitted by a regular reader who says this column has become her favorite part of the...
 
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AQUAMAN ★★ Origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa). PG-13 (violence and action, language...
After seeing “What Men Want” the answer to is probably the same as what women want: Not to be ripped off by yet another...
There are few more seductive things to watch than a big, wine-soaked, multi-generational family wedding like the one...
 
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DEAR DR. ROACH: After blood analysis revealed elevated PSA levels, a urologist felt a lump on my prostate and arranged...
NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder Eddie...
Thursday’s Point and Solve Perhaps, like the groundhog, we were hoping for an early spring. In Thursday’s paper, we...
NEW YORK (AP) — Smoke at one of Wells Fargo’s data centers left some of the bank’s customers without access to online...
 
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They keep on doing what they do. And Netflix subscribers should keep on watching the Alvarez family as season three of...
DEAR ABBY: Something happened at work that has me traumatized. I work at a retirement house for a convent. The nuns...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews and Lukas Nelson saluted the outlaw king of country music Willie...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: Friendships are important to you. You are loyal, truthful and also quite intuitive and psychic...
 
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To join the employer roundtables, contact Ginny Crake of the Berwick Area United Way at gcrake@unitedwaywb. org or 570-...
“Winter Storm Lucian is passing well to our north. That means your Friday will begin mild and wet, but turn mostly...
LIGHTSTREET — The Fishing Creek Watershed Association and Columbia County Conservation District have announced that...
 
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Hall of Famer was MLB’s first black manager
Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however...
Southern earns impressive win in first round of team tourney
HERSHEY — Southern Columbia was expected to win convincingly in the first round of the Class 2A state championships on...
Philadelphia, Toronto and Milwaukee made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The...
 
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MIAMI — In October, J.T. Realmuto’s agent predicted the Miami Marlins’ All-Star catcher would be with another team by...
INDIANAPOLIS — Bojan Bogdanovic had 29 points and seven rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 116-92 victory over...
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Phil Mickelson has been coming to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am since 1995 and has won it...
PHILADELPHIA — Tyler Toffoli scored the clinching goal in a shootout to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 53 39 11 3 81 207 149 Toronto 53 33 17 3 69 190...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 39 16.709 — Boston 35 19.648 3½ Philadelphia 34 20.630 4½...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Corey Davis Jr. scored 26 points on 8-for-13 shooting and No. 12 Houston had another strong defensive...
Pebble Beach Pro-Am First Round Brian Gay 29-35—64 -7m Scott Langley 31-33—64 -7m Cody Gribble 31-35—66 -6s...
 
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Feb. 8, 1989 • Bloomsburg’s girls basketball team stays unbeaten with an 86-68 win over Millville. Feb. 8, 1999 •...
BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Signed INF Ryan Flaherty and C Dioner Navarro to minor league...
AUTO RACING 6 p.m. FS1 — NHRA Drag Racing: Friday Nitro Pomona, season-opening Winternationals, Pomona, Calif...
WILKES-BARRE — Renny Murphy scored a game-high 18 points to lead Berwick to a 58-22 win over GAR in high school girls...
AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Charlotte 32 12 6 0 70 162 141 Bridgeport 26 17 4 2...
Today BASKETBALL High school boys Southern at Jersey Shore..... 7:30 p.m. High school girls Berwick at Tunkhannock...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Philadelphia OFF OFF Denver at Washington 10½ 220 Cleveland at Detroit 8½ 206...
Junior high boys EIGHTH GRADE Bloomsburg 48, Millville 16 Feb. 6 High scorers: Bloomsburg — Nasir Heard 10, Rae...
 
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8/FRIDAY Hoagie/Apple Dumpling Sale, Feb. 8 and 9, Nescopeck Fire Company, Warren Street. History Discussion Group,...
“Antony & Cleopatra,” Feb. 10, 1 p.m., The Campus Theatre, Lewisburg. “Beauty and the Beast,” March 15 and 16, 7...
Cuban Nights, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, BU; 570-389-4409. English Country Dancing...
Model Trains, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Pine and East Market streets, Danville. “The...
 

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The following area students have been named members of the District 8 Chorus. The chorus festival will conclude with a...