Stories from Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Homeowner: Wilkes took $50G for botched, deserted job
ORANGE TWP. — Sherry Clements signed a contract with Wilkes Pools in July 2017 to install an in-ground pool in the...
Woman found, charged with taking video game system
BLOOMSBURG — Police tracked down the thief of a video game system using clues from her Internet connection, arrest...
Bloom man found passed out in car, with pants down exposing injection site, officers say
BUCKHORN — A man told police he had been awake for three days after using meth, then injected fentanyl into his groin,...
Teen counts 150 notifications during hour-long experiment
BUFFALO, N.Y. — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even...
Salem dad, 54, accused of endangering others
SALEM TWP. — A man tried to use a BB gun as a firearm by taping larger caliber rounds of ammunition to the muzzle. The...

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Rick Webb Family Gospel Group: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Berwick Bible Church, 1426 Spring Garden Ave., Berwick. FLAG...
Small plane crash kills two SOUTHOLD, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed on New York’s Long Island on Saturday, killing...
1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943, which reintroduced federal income tax...
• Actress Mae Whitman, 31. • Actress Natalie Portman, 38. • Actress Michaela Conlin, 41. • Country musician Shade...
Water tests allegedly faked WYOMISSING (AP) — Prosecutors are accusing an excavation company of altering the results...
TREASURE HUNT: 2-18-23-26-30 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 9-4 WILD: 1 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-4-2 WILD: 1 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 4-4-1-4...
 
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Over four decades, Oscar-winning British screenwriter and actress Emma Thompson, 60, has built a career as cinema’s...
ERIE — Carp are swimming in a flooded a picnic area at Presque Isle State Park. Docks have become so submerged along...

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YORK — Nothing had seemed off with the Big Spring basketball player. J.T. Kuhn’s sophomore season had just ended, a...
PARK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — How do you handcuff a snake? Police in Park Forest, a Chicago suburb, spent 30 minutes...

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Agencies turn to drones to predict avalanches, spot wildlife
SALT LAKE CITY — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re...
LNP newspaper LANCASTER (AP) —Behind every toilet flush and faucet turn that draws on a public water system, there’s...

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SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg driver escaped injury after hitting a wall that sent her car into a creek here Saturday night...
Berwick son among survivors of Dupont man
Carl Sidney Christian, 84, of Dupont passed away, June 6, 2019, after an illness. Born Dec. 31, 1934, in Wilkes-Barre...
Longtime secretary, consummate people watcher
Claire Lenore Sweppenhiser was born July 16, 1935, to Ario P. Sweppenhiser and Harriet E. Schultz Sweppenhiser. She...
(Washington) Observer-Reporter HOUSTON, Pa. — The game of horseshoes might not be as popular as it once was in...
Navy veteran enjoyed Canada fishing trips
William R. Rogers III, 71, of Danville passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at his residence. He was born...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Adam Scott sees change ahead for his “Big Little Lies” character. Scott plays husband Ed to Reese...
MAUST — Ruth S. Maust passed away on Dec. 27, 2018. Ruth was born in Danville, but lived most of her life in Bloomsburg...
Addison T. Bitler Joey and Stephanie (Babb) Bitler, Benton, are the parents of a daughter, Addison Taylor, born...

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SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — The Central Columbia Class of 2019 has enjoyed much success, and many graduates credited that...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected...
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) —Democrat Kamala Harris played up her experience as a prosecutor on Saturday, telling a mostly...

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“We enjoyed warm, dry, pleasant conditions Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and probably will again today. But during...
 
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The history of Espy begins around 1775, when Josiah Espy purchased a tract of 300,000 acres of land, including the site...
After Giant’s robot stopped and growled at me, I put the bag of Martin’s chips back on the shelf. Catawissa man (...
 
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Nineteen years ago I made what seemed like an obvious decision to work for myself. The decision was in part a desire...
CLEVELAND — First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation, has hired Martin “Marty” McCormick as...
Montoursville — Jennifer A. Reed, coordinator of Columbia/Montour maintenance organization roadway programs, is one...
DANVILLE — Geisinger has been recognized for its commitment to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce with a...
LEWISBURG — A 20-year staffer of SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) has been promoted to Weatherization program...
LEWISBURG — Lori A. Betz, CRNA, MSN, has been named Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at Evangelical...
Due to illness, Malcolm Berko did not file his financial-advice columns this week, his syndicate says.
 
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‘Because it’s there.” For those who grew up on George Mallory’s famous explanation for his yearning to scale Mount...
ROSE: When a fire started raging through a vacant Espy house Monday, Bonnie Richardson was in her home a few feet away...
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from an analysis by David Adler of The Nation. The European Parliament elections are the...
Parents often complain about how childhood looks so different today, compared to when they were children. Today, kids...
It was a thundering, lightning rainy day, so this mom went to pick up her six year son from school thinking that he...
 
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It’s a real disgrace Trump scheduled a nonessential visit to Japan right on Memorial Day weekend. I guess meeting an...

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2019 Jeep Cherokee
This week, we’re driving the re-designed 2019 Jeep Cherokee, arriving in upper-class Limited trim. Before we delve into...
: Hi, Greg. In a recent feature article in the Providence Journal here in Colorado, you mentioned a gas station game...

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NEW YORK — As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry...
 
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than a month after Randy Travis suffered a near fatal stroke in 2013, doctors were not hopeful...
Before it’s too late, I must address one of my pet peeves: deliberately putting plastic in soil. Take, for instance,...
Change is constant —especially when you’re young. Chances are you’ll cycle through a few moves, job changes and...
NEW YORK — A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as...
 
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Columbia County Marriage Applications • Joshua Edward Bowers, 4 S. Vine St., Shamokin, son of Edward and Rose...
CLEVELAND (AP) —Family members and law enforcement officials agree there is little hope that a mild-mannered couple...

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Boxer trained for famous fights at Deer Lake property
DEER LAKE — The rustic Pennsylvania training camp where Muhammad Ali prepared for some of his most famous fights has...
NEW YORK — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown. After a disqualification in the Kentucky...
OAKLAND, Calif. — There was a moment, not long before the postseason started, when Toronto coach Nick Nurse learned all...

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PHILADELPHIA — Nick Pivetta went the distance for the first time and got his first water cooler shower. Pivetta struck...
East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away New York 39 24.619 — — 4-6 L-2 21-12 18-12 Tampa Bay 39 24.619 — — 5-...
CLEVELAND — CC Sabathia made what was likely the final outing at Progressive Field of his storied career Saturday. It...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Lucas Giolito worked into the eighth inning and had a career-high 11 strikeouts to win his seventh...
ARLINGTON, Texas —Tim Federowicz homered in his first big league game this season, Nomar Mazara also went deep and...
TORONTO — Zack Grienke and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Alex Avila and Kevin Cron hit solo home runs and...
MILWAUKEE — Zach Davies became the first Milwaukee starter to win his first seven decisions in a season, hanging on for...
NEW YORK — Steven Matz struck out 10, Pete Alonso moved closer to the Mets’ rookie home run record and New York beat...
HOUSTON — Renato N????ez hit his 16th homer, Richie Martin added a two-run shot in the ninth and Baltimore snapped a...
BOSTON — Marco Hern??ndez hit a key two-run double in his first major league start in over two years, David Price...
MIAMI — Julio Teheran pitched six sharp innings, rookie Austin Riley scored the only run and Atlanta edged Miami....
AMERICAN LEAGUE Athletics 5, Rangers 3 Oakland 100 010 102—5 10 2 Texas 000 003 000—3 10 1 Bre.Anderson, Petit (7...
DETROIT — JaCoby Jones homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs as Detroit picked up a rare home win, beating...
ST. LOUIS — Patrick Maroon doesn’t want to go there. Not even about how the St. Louis Blues handle the roller coaster...
 

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June 9
June 9, 1989 • Dave Stieb and David Wells combine on a four-hitter, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Detroit...
Today BASEBALL American Legion Shamokin/MC at Jersey Shore....1 p.m. Junior Legion Danville at Berwick (DH...
AUTO RACING 9:30 a.m. FS2 — NHRA Drag Racing: Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, qualifying, Topeka, Kan. 1:30 p.m....
Berwick Golf Club WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION Thursday League June 6 Tournament: Justine Bridge. Low putts: Jean Chapin....
Orangeville Sportsmen’s Club TRAPSHOOTING June 6 Squad 1: Tony Sinibaldi, 25. Squad 2: Bud Bowman, 25. Squad 3:...
MLB FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Philadelphia -135/+125 Cincinnati Atlanta -136/+126 at Miami at New...
FireKeepers Casino 400 Saturday's qualifying; race today At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap...
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled RHP Evan Phillips from Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX — Placed 1B...
 

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bloomsburg • HEAD COACH: Bob Groshek. • ASSISTANTS: Bruce Beaver, Don Coleman, Trent Kaiser. • ROSTER: Dylan Groshek...
PARIS — Ash Barty decided to take a break from tennis in 2014 to play cricket. After almost two years away, the...
BERWICK — Landon Shires compiled three hits on the day, including a triple, and earned the win in the first game, as...
ANCASTER, Ontario —Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Saturday to move into a share of the lead after three...
Canadian Open Third Round Rory McIlroy 67-66-64—197 -13 Webb Simpson 66-64-67—197 -13 Matt Kuchar 65-63-69—197 -13...
 

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State shoot underway The biggest trapshooting event of the year at the PSSA Home Grounds in Elysburg is now underway...
June is usually the month that begins an action-packed summer featuring fishing on local streams, lakes and the...
A huge, black crappie weighing 4 pounds, 8.8 ounces, was caught in Illinois. The fish broke a 41-year-old record in...
 

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The (Allentown) Morning Call ALLENTOWN — In some Pennsylvania communities, alcohol is still the devil’s drink and bars...

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Let dogs test their instincts in barn
ERIE, Colo. — Usually, when a person yells “rat!” they’re cursing vermin, not praising a dog. But in a Barn Hunt, the...
The notion health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans. Kathleen...
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour...
BERWICK — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at Beyond the Blend Market, 137 W. Front St. in Berwick,...
 

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Killian-Ridall family to gather June 15 BERWICK — The 100th-year Killian-Ridall reunion will be held Saturday, June 15...
10/MONDAY Scott Class of 1956, Monday, 11:30 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Buckhorn; 570-784-0279. Bloomsburg Class of...
Senior centers list week’s activities • Benton — Monday: Morning coffee & news, 9 a.m.; speaker Donna Crone on...
55th anniversary NUMIDIA — Dale and Mary Leighow of rural Catawissa recently celebrated their 55th wedding...
Bookmobile is still parked for repairs SCOTT TWP. — The Columbia County Traveling Library’s bookmobile will be off the...
Geisinger-Bloomsburg MONDAY — Info Desk: Joan Dinger, Barbara Pegg, Candy Lupini, Mary Laubach; ER Desk: Chris...
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from Wesley United Methodist Church this week...
 

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NEW YORK — Ali Stroker booked her first musical theater gig at 7. She was cast as the title role in “Annie” in a friend...
BLOOMSBURG — A plan has been developed for library service for the next two weeks while the bookmobile is undergoing...

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Jennifer G. Hernandez, 58, is nothing if not persistent. On April 22, Hernandez walked through the vehicle gate at...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Thomas Rhett has embraced his reputation for being the guy always writing romantic songs inspired by...
Dan + Shay talk about Jonas-Turner secret wedding NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — How secretive was the wedding of Joe Jonas...

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DEAR ABBY: Do you have any advice on how I can make friends with people my own age in my hometown? It’s a small college...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are intelligent, playful and insightful. You have a great imagination and a wonderful sense...
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has a book coming out later this year featuring his “views and perspectives” on the...