Stories from Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Columbia County expert cites animal sedative in report on drug deaths
BLOOMSBURG — Drug-related deaths in Columbia County have spiked in 2021, and at least two of this year’s overdose...
SCOTT TWP. — A man suffered a severe puncture wound to his face when his friend swung a set of keys and one pierced his...
Lifted COVID restrictions means ribbon cutting could finally happen
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg University’s new Arts and Administration building has been open several months, but officials...
Rescuers reported man still had needle in arm
VALLEY TWP. — A man whose drug overdose is being blamed for causing a car accident was found passed out in the driver’s...
Bloomsburg man remains locked up after estranged wife testifies
BERWICK — A Bloomsburg man accused of threatening to kill his estranged wife wept Wednesday as she testified against...
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1943: Los Angeles saw the beginning of its “Zoot Suit Riots” as White servicemen clashed with young Latinos wearing...
• Actor Nikki M. James, 40. • Actor Arianne Zucker, 47. • Country singer Jamie O’Neal, 53. • TV host Anderson...
Fresh Express food pick up at AGAPE: Drive-through, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 19 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. STORY TIME: 10:...
Woman and children slain FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Three children and a woman were found slain Wednesday in a home here...
• Berwick Area School District will meet in the high school auditorium for a committee of the whole Monday at 5:30 p.m...
Inmate claims Pa. killings HARRISBURG (AP) — An inmate serving life in Florida has confessed to killing six people in...
TREASURE HUNT: 1-17-19-28-30 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 6-7; WILD: 9 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 0-1-9; WILD: 9 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 8-2-3...
 
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Owners of rental properties in Catawissa have until the end of July to register them for inspection under the borough’s...
The state Health Department reported Wednesday Montour County had its first death attributed to coronavirus in more...
BLOOMSBURG — With just four months to go until the start of the 166th Bloomsburg Fair, concertgoers can now head to the...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has rejected the “stand your ground” defense of a Florida man who said he beat an...
PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Texas (AP) — A young alligator traced to the Louisiana bayous traded swamp scum for a...
 
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Veteran, bakery operator loved music, travel
As he wished, Elery H. Hess, 96, of Waller, Jackson Township, died at home on May 17, 2021. Born Sept. 19, 1924, at...
Enjoyed car rides, word puzzles, Statler Brothers
Gloria Leona (Lesnefsky) Baylor, 87, of Bloomsburg passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, under hospice care at Kathy and...
Businessman, volunteer enjoyed beach life
Herbert “Herb” George Gebely, 66, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and formerly of Leesport, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021...
Enjoyed square dancing, fishing, family time
Lois H. Bangs, 89, of Orangeville went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her...
Bloom native, avid reader enjoyed family time
W. Paul Eifert Jr., 76, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at his residence. Paul was the husband of Susan K. (...
Danville woman known for sewing skills
Margaret “Peggy” M. (Hock) Cooper, 72, of Danville, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday...
Laylah J. Gruver Emily Gruver and Daniel Galindo of Berwick are the parents of a daughter, Laylah Jane, born Sunday,...
 
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Scientists have found clues the world’s leading COVID-19 vaccines offer lasting protection that could diminish the need...
PHOENIX (AP) — Three Pennsylvania lawmakers were in Arizona on Wednesday to check out the state Senate GOP’s partisan...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Gary John Kline, 63, of Berwick passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. A complete...
 
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The following senior awards were given out at ceremonies Wednesday at Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech School: • Top Student...
 
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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together 23 years. A few years ago, he told a friend of his he wasn’t in love...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 79 years old. I have lupus, and currently my main focus is the lungs (COPD, asthma), which is...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are a raconteur who knows how to entertain others. In part, you do this because you like to...
 
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From sourdough to feta pasta, much of the last year at home has been food-focused. And one driver of these delectable...
Hello from Gloria’s mom’s front porch. It’s a beautiful day to relax at my little patio table, with a cup of coffee in...
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Entertainment is looking to keep in closer contact with some of its newer investors, as the movie...
BLOOMSBURG — Because of wind and rain in the forecast, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will move this weekend’s...
 
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... University of California, Los Angeles, computer science
... Pennsylvania State University, biology
... Bloomsburg University, medical genomics and counseling
... trade school, welding/plumbing
... University of Pittsburgh, electrical engineering
... Bucknell University, finance
... Bloomsburg University, exercise science
... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, aerospace engineering
... Georgia Institute of Technology, computer engineering
... Edinboro University, speech pathology and art
... Pennsylvania State University, music education
... Bloomsburg University, nursing/dual minor in Spanish and ASL
... Elizabethtown College Honors Program, marketing
... Bloomsburg University, elementary and special education
... Moravian University, pre-medicine
... Columbia University
... Bloomsburg University, nursing
... Lebanon Valley College, speech language pathology
... Misericordia University Honors Program, occupational therapy
... Canisius College, sports and exercise healthcare
... Pennsylvania College of Technology
... Bloomsburg University, undecided
... Villanova University, civil and environmental engineering
... Oregon Institute of Technology, renewable energy engineering
... Marywood University, communication sciences and disorders
... Pennsylvania State University, biotechnology
... University of Scranton, biochemistry
... Bloomsburg University, computer science
... Bloomsburg University Honors Program, computer science
... Harrisburg Area Community College, civil engineering
... Pennsylvania State University, computer science
... Pennsylvania State University, biochemistry
... Pennsylvania State University, biochemistry pre-med track
... Carnegie Mellon University, business administration
... Penn State University, computer engineering
... Boston College, biology
DANVILLE — Danville High School will hold commencement exercises on Friday. There are 49 honor graduates, pictured...
 
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... University of Pittsburgh, environmental engineering
... Franciscan University, nursing
... Bloomsburg University, undecided
... University of Pittsburgh, political science
... American University, political science/communications
... School of the Art Institute of Chicago, art education
... Bloomsburg University, nursing
... University of Pittsburgh, psychology
... Bloomsburg University, environmental science and planning
... Pennsylvania State University, undecided
... Messiah University, music education
... University of Pennsylvania, health and societies pre-med track
... Northeastern University, undecided
 
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“A mostly cloudy, warmer and increasingly humid air mass spread over Pennsylvania yesterday and will remain with us...
NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil shareholders unseated a third board member in their bid to force the oil giant to deal more...
 
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Seth Curry scores 30 points for Philly
PHILADELPHIA — Rest up, Joel Embiid. With an NBA title still in sight, the 76ers will need their injured franchise...
Jon Scheyer will take over as successor
Duke Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski will coach his final season with the Blue Devils in 2021-22, a person familiar...
Berwick falls in D2 final; play-in game tonight
For the Press Enterprise TUNKHANNOCK — Berwick played Tunkhannock competitively in two losses during the regular...
PHILADELPHIA — The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bob Baffert is on track to have his record seventh Kentucky Derby victory taken away and won’t be...
 
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CHICAGO — The Kris Bryant watch is on. The sweet-swinging slugger is playing like an MVP again, and he could be the...
East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Tampa Bay 35 22.614 — — 7-3 L-2 15-13 20-9 Boston 32 22.593 1½ — 6-4...
NEW YORK — Gio Urshela homered early, Clint Frazier drove in two a night after his walk-off homer and the New York...
PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Bob Brenly issued an apology for a comment about New York Mets pitcher...
PHOENIX — Pete Alonso scored Francisco Lindor with a go-ahead single in the ninth inning, James McCann homered and...
CHICAGO — Javier B??ez lined a two-run homer, Anthony Rizzo had two doubles among three hits and surging Chicago beat...
ATLANTA — Yan Gomes hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning, Jon Lester gave Washington’s thin rotation a boost and...
BALTIMORE — DJ Stewart and Ryan Mountcastle homered as Baltimore beat Minnesota night for its second straight win...
ATLANTA — The Washington Nationals placed right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day injured list with a neck strain...
CINCINNATI — The series finale between Philadelphia and Cincinnati scheduled for Wednesday was postponed because of...
CLEVELAND — Cleveland has postponed Wednesday’s game against Chicago because of rain. The teams will play a split...
 
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PARIS — Her superior serve back at its unreturnable best, Serena Williams was in full control of her French Open match...
Former Southern California star Reggie Bush, who had his Heisman Trophy victory in 2005 vacated for committing NCAA...
PITTSBURGH — Ron Hextall doesn’t sound like someone who’s ready to hit the reset button. The Pittsburgh Penguins...
SECOND ROUND Best-of-7 x-if necessary Sunday, May 30 Tampa Bay 2, Carolina 1 Colorado 7, Vegas 1, Colorado...
FIRST ROUND Best-of-7 x-if necessary Saturday, May 29 Milwaukee 120, Miami 103, Milwaukee advances Portland 115,...
 
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Today in Sports History
June 3, 1991 • Just three months after a suicide attempt landed him in a psychiatric hospital, Central Columbia star...
BERWICK — Greysen Kupsky had two hits and drove in two runs and Braylon Hawkins scored twice in Berwick’s 6-1 win...
Today BASEBALL High school District 4 Class 2A championship at Bowman Field, Williamsport Southern vs. Sayre...
AUTO RACING 4:25 a.m. (Friday) ESPN2 — Formula One: Practice 1, Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan ———————————————...
Arnold’s Golf Course WEDNESDAY NIGHT LEAGUE Week 4 North Division Pts. Buddy Kowalski/Al Wagner 43 Chris Bower...
MLB FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Atlanta -150/+140 Washington at Pittsburgh -116/-105 Miami at...
BASEBALL Major League Baseball American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RF Tyler Nevin to Norfolk (Triple-A...
July 11-13 — Amateur draft, Denver. July 13 — All-Star Game, Denver. July 25 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N...
 
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Casinos that eagerly embraced Pennsylvania’s massive gambling expansion in 2017 forgot their own rule — the house...
For months we’ve been counting the toll of COVID in positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths. But in truth, its...
“Treason.” Webster defines it as, “a betrayal of trust or faith, a violation of allegiance owed to one’s sovereignty,...
Dear President Biden: Now is the time, for you as our President, to exercise your “full legislative authority” to...
Every family has one weird relative. If you don’t know who yours is, it’s probably you.
 
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... daughter of Roger and Linda Bagnata, Bloomsburg University, finance
... son of Tina Barnes and Bill Barnes, Bloomsburg University
... daughter of Barry and Michelle Bower, Susquehanna University, business management
... daughter of James Burkland Jr. and Trudy Herrold, Bloomsburg University, radiology
... son of Raymond and Nancy Chulock, Misericordia University, nursing
... salutatorian, son of Robert and Karen DiRienzo, Susquehanna University, music education or piano performance
... daughter of Nasser Elnashar and Amira Oshba, Bloomsburg University, pre medicine
... daughter of Robert and Veronica Evans, Pennsylvania College of Technology, health science
... daughter of Daniel Stephen Flick and Nancy Ann Gelber, Bloomsburg University, business finance
... daughter of Marianne Kreisher and the late Eric Fogelsanger, Bucknell University
... son of Kurt and Christine Fuller, CalU, UAS/drone technology
... son of Carola Aliaga-Gallardo and Alvaro Galliani-Lopez, Bloomsburg University, studio arts
... daughter of Douglas and Mary Gerasimoff, Lycoming College, mathematics and chemistry secondary education
...daughter of Lee and Jeff Gordner, taking a gap year
... ranked third in class, daughter of Michael Haney and Stephanie Dunn Haney, Millersville University, secondary...
... daughter of Corey and Donelle Honabach,Pennsylvania College of Technology, business management
... valedictorian, daughter of Ted and Melanie Hosler, Messiah University, chemistry
... son of Christopher and Tina Howell, Wilkes University, business management
... daughter of Brenda Heath-Huff and Steve Huff, Temple University, undeclared major
... daughter of Andrew and Bonnie Keister,Penn State University, nursing
... daughter of Jimmy and Amy Klinger, Penn State University, biomedical engineering
... son of David and Kate Klingerman, taking a gap year, then four-year degree agricultural business
... daughter of James and Darla Lee, Bloomsburg University, nursing
... daughter of John and Joelle Leh, University of Pittsburgh, bioengineering
... daughter of Mark and Cassie Lovelace, Duquesne University, chemistry
... son of Joseph and Mary McCarthy, Penn State-Altoona, accounting
... daughter of Michael and Cari McFarland, Bloomsburg University, nursing
... daughter of Glenn and Julie Millard, Wilkes University, political science
... son of Shane Moore and Kelly Moore, Penn State University, mechanical engineering
... son of Brant and Cindy Morris, Bloomsburg University, Zeigler College of Business, business management
... son of Jack and Anita Patel, Penn State University, computer science
... son of Christian and Kelly Ann Pegg, Millersville University, chemistry
... daughter of Thomas and Kimberly Schmidtgall, Penn State, veterinary and biomedical sciences
... daughter of Craig and Amy Seamans, Bloomsburg University, business and marketing
... daughter of Dale and Jana Stackhouse, Bloomsburg University, mass communications
... daughter of Frederic and Colleen Tarantino, Cedar Crest College, biology in the pre-veterinary program
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Area High School will hold commencement on Friday. Class of 2021 Maria Bagnata, Luke Barnes...
 
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... daughter of Patrick and Tami Temple, Bucknell University, neuroscience
... son of Arlie and Claudia Thrush, Bloomsburg University’s Honors College, accounting and finance
... daughter of Loi Nguyen and Vy Vo, Susquehanna, chemistry
... son of Peter and Stacey Walmsley, Lehigh University, engineering
... daughter of Teresa Watson and Kenneth Widom, University of Pittsburgh
... son of Shawn and Rebecca Williams, University of Pittsburgh, civil engineering
... daughter of Gregg Wirth and Pamela Donovan, The New School in Manhattan, New York
... son of Kevin and Stacy Woodley, Roanoke College, Virginia, history
... daughter of Rebecca and Frank Yablonski, Penn State University, computer science
... daughter of Joe and Katie Yodock, Bloomsburg University, psychology
... son of Michelle and Charles Yost, Bloomsburg University Honors College
... daughter of Kristy Bardua, Bryan Hart
... daughter of Tiffany and Jack Bogart, Mansfield University, early childhood education
... son of Christopher and Jan Brown, work force
... daughter of Elena Farr and Michael Farr, Arizona State University, nursing
... son of Shelly and Roger Hayman, Bloomsburg University, nursing
... daughter of Shane and Suzanne Hess, Holy Family University, nursing
... daughter of Russ and Terri Hughes, Clarion University, athletic training
... daughter of Tina Ignatavich, Luzerne County Community College, business management
... daughter of Eric and Julie LeFevre, Luzerne County Community College, general studies
... daughter of Michael LeValley and Mary LeValley, Penn State University, education
... son of Scott and Jan Posey, career in aviation
... daughter of Mark and Melinda Pursel, Penn State University, pre-med
... son of Maryann Scaffidi and Robert Rose, LCCC, general studies
... son of John and Casey Shonis, Illinois State University, pre-med
... daughter of Tami Savage and Robert Smith, Temple University, health professions
... son of Kevin and Brenda Strickland, Lock Haven University, secondary history education
... daughter of Russell Whitenight and Aaron and Rebecca Wandell, Pittsburgh Ballet, Graduate Program
... daughter of Andrew and Melonie Yorks and Shannon Fink, Indiana University of Pa., pre- dental
BENTON — Benton High School will hold commencement ceremonies on Friday. There are 18 honor graduates, pictured above...
 
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Is “Bloomsburg grandmother” (May 29) old enough to remember the micro-miniskirts of 50+ years ago, as in Nancy Sinatra’...