Stories from Thursday, January 6, 2022

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Bloomsburg councilman blames pandemic and ‘overzealous’ code enforcement officers
BLOOMSBURG — A town councilman has rented out an apartment without a license from the town since May, and the building’...
Italian eatery moves into Berwick’s struggling Maria Assunta
BERWICK — An authentic Italian restaurant has moved from Benton to Berwick, and may save a borough icon in the process...
‘Christmas Vacation’ character will be back on display next year
BERWICK — Clark Griswold is back. Well, his jersey is back, anyway. And the rest of him will be able to return by next...
Father-in-law of victim Frank Spencer blames inadequate representation by public defender
BLOOMSBURG —Convicted killer Anthony “Rocco” Franklin is seeking a new trial on murder and arson charges in the 2012...
MAHONING TWP. — A housing project to bring 34 single-family homes to Red Lane East — first proposed more than 10 years...

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1838: Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail gave the first successful public demonstration of their telegraph in Morristown, New...
• Actor-comedian Kate McKinnon, 38. • Actor Cristela Alonzo, 43. • Actor Danny Pintauro (TV: “Who’s the Boss?”), 46...
Fresh Express food pick up at AGAPE: Drive-through, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 19 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. STORY TIME: 10:...
Dog led rescuers to crash LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A German shepherd named Tinsley successfully led state police to the...
• Berwick will receive sealed bids for Heights Road Culvert Replacement until 10 a.m. Feb. 4. • Salem Township Zoning...
Children among dead in fire PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire tore through a duplex home early Wednesday, killing 12 people,...
TREASURE HUNT: 6-12-23-27-28 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 4-1; WILD: 4 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 3-4-5; WILD: 4 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 3-5-0...
 
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Catawissa Assistant Fire Chief Bob Rupp must have had an extra helping of sauerkraut for luck in the new year. On Dec...
Columbia and Luzerne counties reported record-high totals of new coronavirus cases Wednesday, according to the state...
MONTOUR TWP. — A Catawissa man whose car ended up on train tracks off Rupert Drive last month has been charged with...
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County Veterans has canceled its Jan. 13 and Feb. 10 meetings at Morris Family Restaurant in...

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Funeral arrangements will be announced
Peter P. Skerda, age 77, of Riverside passed away on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, a patient of the Geisinger Medical Center,...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Alice M. (Lunger) Corcoran, age 84, of 17 Spruce St., Bloomsburg (Carroll Park), died at the Geisinger Medical Center,...
Arrangements to be announced in several days
Anthony Eisenberg, age 54, 5380 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg (Lime Ridge), died at his home and was pronounced dead on...
DANVILLE — Danville Superintendent Ricki Boyle said the district is reinstating universal masking in its buildings...
Influential government advisers are strongly urging that teens as young as 12 get COVID-19 boosters as soon as they’re...
WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. health officials said Wednesday they are not changing the qualifications for being “fully...
HARRISBURG (AP) —More than a dozen Republican candidates for governor appeared on stage together for the first time...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —An arrest warrant has been issued for a Tennessee man in connection with the fatal shooting of...

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SALEM TWP. — A man was high and drunk when police spotted his unregistered pickup in the parking lot of the State Game...
DANVILLE — A man driving so erratically he hit a guide rail and kept going was high, police said. Gerald Cinko, 59,...
SCOTT TWP. — An Orangeville man was found with some marijuana and methamphetamine when police took him into custody on...
Landlord seeks rent BLOOMSBURG — The following landlord-tenant disputes were filed in the office of District Judge...

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The food lines at AGAPE and the Food Cupboard would not be as long if all of those receiving handouts had to roll up...
 
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I wish you socialists would leave us feral cats alone. We want to live free. Able to go to work in the field catching...

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To warm up the kitchen and yourself, bake up some quick breads. ••• This Bacon Banana Bread combines two morning meal...
I have a crush on cabins, and it’s been there for as long as I can remember. We’ll be traveling down the road, and I’ll...
 
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PITTSFIELD TWP., Mich. (AP) — The competition among U.S. automakers for a still-small pool of consumers seeking...

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“The weather computers have been wrestling with what a storm crossing the nation may do once it reaches the East Coast...
Parents who send their children to a day care center in Arlington, Texas, will be able to breathe easier after the city...
BLOOMSBURG — Monday’s meeting of the Fishing Creek Watershed Association is to feature Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper...
 
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Nine-time Open champ also has visa canceled
BRISBANE, Australia — Novak Djokovic’s chance to play for a 10th Australian Open title was thrown into limbo when the...
Clubs could lose pick or be fined if unprofessional
The NFL has issued a warning to teams that they could lose a draft pick and face significant fines if club...
Steelers QB remains focused while emotions remain high
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged his emotions were still high in the hours following a 12-point win against...
The cheering fans returned to NFL stadiums this season, forcing road teams into silent counts and other coping...
 
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TORONTO — Ilya Mikheyev scored the tiebreaking goal on power play in the third period, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 35 22 8 5 49 116 103 Florida 33 22 7 4 48 128 97 Toronto...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —Santiago Vescovi scored 17 points, including a critical 3-pointer and two big free throws in overtime...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Joel Embiid scored 31 points, Tobias Harris added 22 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Brooklyn 24 12.667 — Philadelphia 21 16.568 3½ Toronto 18 17.514 5½...
DALLAS — The concourse of Dirk Nowitzki’s old home arena displayed memorabilia from the franchise icon’s career as the...
 
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A mere 37 days after they last played, Alabama faces Georgia again with a national championship on the line. History...
Ross Browner, a two-time All-American at Notre Dame and one of four brothers who played in the NFL, has died. He was 67...
AP Sports Columnist It sure seemed like a goodbye as Ben Roethlisberger took a victory lap around Heinz Field, much to...
 
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Jan. 6, 1992 • Wendy Davis scores 22 points, including 18 in the first half, and Danville’s girls basketball team...
Today BASKETBALL High school boys CCCS at Northumberland Christ. 7:30 p.m. High school girls CCCS at...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN’S) 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Maryland at Illinois ESPNEWS — UT-Martin at Tennessee St. ESPNU — New...
BENTON — Charleigh Miner drained a trio of 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 20 points and Northwest defeated...
P-Nut Bowl DEANNIE KRUM MEMORIAL Week 18 W L Splits and Giggles 41 27 Lupini Farms 41 27 Epic Fail 39 29 Yah...
College Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Wright St. 7 UIC at indiana 1 Ohio St. at Tennesee St. 6 UT Martin...
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Signed F Braxton Key to a 10-day contract....
 
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Biden Administration officials are crowing they prevented a collision over 5G wireless spectrum between airlines and...
It’s the one-year anniversary of a dark day in American history. A year ago, while watching images of a mob storming...
Liz Cheney walks in lockstep with all Republican policies but one. And that concerns Donald Trump. She recalls when...
I would like everyone in Madison Township to remember these names. Rose & “Budge” Kramer, Roxie & Pete...
Hello, 2022. We hope you’re not expecting to get the honeymoon treatment that most New Years have gotten throughout...
I run like the winded.
 
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IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You’re an insightful and ingenious individual. You see things in a way that others don’t. You...
DEAR ABBY: A friend of 40 years got mad at me after the last presidential election. I told her I didn’t want to talk...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 77 years old and have a quite enlarged prostate, according to my doctor. Often, an hour or so...
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children? Yes, U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer’s vaccine for younger children after...
 
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