Stories from Friday, January 7, 2022

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Officials agree on one thing amid varied COVID policies
Following holiday break, area school districts reopened this week with some having eased coronavirus restrictions in...
COVID-19 surge blamed for move
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University will begin its spring semester online as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the...
Bloomsburg woman accused of stealing vehicle, tire, cash for tree job
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A woman allegedly stole a car, a tire and cash from a man she said owed her $200 for a tree service...
Officer applied tourniquet to gunshot victim’s leg
SALEM TWP. — The police officer who used a tourniquet on the leg of a gunshot victim Monday night has been awarded a...
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1789: America held its first presidential election as voters chose electors who, a month later, selected George...
• Country singer-musician John Rich, 48. • Actor Doug E. Doug, 52. • Actor Nicolas Cage, 58. • Sen. Rand Paul, R-...
SOUP AND SANDWICH SALE: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bower Memorial Church, Berwick; call 570-752-2601 to order. Columbia County...
Bomber victims to get funds BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge agreed to let federal prosecutors use convicted...
• Nescopeck Borough Council will hold its scheduled meeting Monday at 7 p.m. via Zoom video conference. The meeting is...
Child may have started fire PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Investigators are looking into the possibility a 5-year-old playing...
TREASURE HUNT: 9-11-16-18-26 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 2-9; WILD: 9 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-1-8; WILD: 9 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 3-3-4...
 
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SCOTT TWP. — Three people were arrested for possessing methamphetamine in two separate incidents here. They include a...
Montour County commissioners approved joining a statewide opioid settlement agreement negotiated by the state attorney...
BLOOMSBURG — The following civil complaints were filed in the office of District Judge Russell L. Lawton. Such...
BLOOMSBURG — The following landlord-tenant disputes were filed in the office of District Judge Russell L. Lawton. Such...
COOPER TWP. — A Bloomsburg man found sitting on his trunk after he drove his car over an embankment here Oct. 16, was...
 
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DENVER (AP) — When Lisa Young evacuated her home as a fast-moving Colorado wildfire burned, it looked like firefighters...
Law firm assistant enjoyed cooking, ceramics
Alice Marie (Lunger) Corcoran, 84, of 17 Spruce St., Bloomsburg (Carroll Park), died at the Geisinger Medical Center,...
Vet, retired DSH aide studied rocks, minerals
Peter P. Skerda, 77, of Riverside passed away on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, a patient of the Geisinger Medical Center in...
Nonagenarian enjoyed sewing, playing piano
Doris J. Tomashefski, 92, of Espy passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Berwick. She was...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Darlis Jean McAfee Docherty, 65, of Berwick died Jan. 4, 2022, at the Berwick Hospital Center. A complete obituary...
Daniella R. Maczuga Daniel Maczuga and Dawn Diefenderfer, Berwick, are the parents of a daughter, Daniella Renee, born...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Thursday approved Gov. Kristi Noem’s new rule for medical abortions...
The friends of Linda Mundy, originally of Berwick, request a get-well card shower as she recovers from an illness. She...
NEW YORK (AP) — Five Americans died of rabies last year — the largest number in a decade — and health officials said...
 
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Pennsylvania again — for the fourth time in six days —set a record Thursday for the most new coronavirus cases in a...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vaccinated, masked and ready-to-revel New Orleans residents began ushering in Carnival season...
The following wills were filed in Columbia County in the latter half of July 2021. • Meda M. Howard, Bloomsburg, died...
 
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First, let me apologize to Rep. Millard for thinking he wad not at the Wednesday flood meeting. I am sorry, but I did...
 
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BORN TODAY You’re caring and supportive. You value relationships with substance. People value you because they know...
DEAR ABBY: I have a friend, “Tara,” I have known for a long time. Early in our friendship when we made plans, she would...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have high blood pressure, and I hope that you can advise me. For 10 years, I have suffered with...
Before the pandemic began, most Americans had never heard of ivermectin. A few pet owners might have recognized the...
 
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It’s always a little suspect when too much is made of a big action movie being “female-fronted.” Unfortunately,...
VENICE, Italy — Paul Schrader has a limited number of films left. So whatever he does is going to be for himself. At...
In Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s films, reasonably straightforward set-ups — a divorce, a missing woman, a newly...
 
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Peter Bogdanovich, the director of 1970s black-and-white classics like “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” has...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Principals, superintendents and counselors are filling in as substitutes in classrooms as the...
WASHINGTON (AP) —One of the first studies to track whether COVID-19 vaccination might affect women’s periods found a...
CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of the nation’s third-largest school district canceled classes for a third consecutive day. The...
 
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“Since Winter Storm Garrett left light snow last night and early this morning, much colder air has taken control of our...
 
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No. 1 ranked player awaiting court ruling on Aussie
Locked in a dispute over his COVID-19 vaccination status, Novak Djokovic was confined to an immigration detention hotel...
Player breaks silence, says he was cut by coach
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially severed ties with Antonio Brown, terminating the contract of the...
 
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NEW YORK — RJ Barrett banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the New York Knicks 108-105 comeback victory over the...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Brooklyn 24 12.667 — Philadelphia 21 16.568 3½ Toronto 18 17.514 5½...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Emily Engstler had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Hailey Van Lith also had 12 points and No. 3 Louisville...
PHILADELPHIA — The Pittsburgh Penguins won 10 straight games for the sixth time in franchise history, getting two goals...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 36 23 8 5 51 120 104 Florida 33 22 7 4 48 128 97 Toronto...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —Trayce Jackson-Davis had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Indiana used stifling defense down the...
 
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After Georgia beat Florida in November, Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart was asked about the importance of recruiting. His...
LOS ANGELES — Cooper Kupp only knows he’s finishing up one of the greatest seasons by a receiver in NFL history because...
Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes made the NFL’s first 17-game regular season feel a little more normal...
 
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Jan. 7
Jan. 7, 1992 • Benton’s Brian Wolfe — outweighed by at least 50 pounds and trailing 4-1 with 10 seconds left in the...
Today BASKETBALL High school boys River of Life at CCCS..................6 p.m. Wilkes-Barre at Berwick........7:15...
College Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Marquette 2 at Georgetown at Ohio 7½ Kent State at Fairfield 4 Marist at...
DANVILLE — Danville had individual wins from Gavin Holcombe, Liam Liotta, Jackson Blansfield and Ryan Hause, and the...
AFC Week 17 Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Herbert, LAC 608 409 4631 35 14 Carr, Las 590 408 4618 21 14 Burrow,...
BOYS BASKETBALL 7:15 p.m. WHLM FM 94.7, 96.3, 104.3, 105.5; AM 930, 1280; whlm.com — Central Columbia at Southern...
 
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What a way to end an awful year! Here’s how sinister the year 2021 has been — it took Betty White on its final day,...
ROSE: The Maria Assunta Society is a storied institution in West Berwick. It’s a still-standing reminder of the flood...
Imperative Question of Concern? An account of a transpired interaction with a Montour County Courthouse employee at...
The pastiche of new state laws taking effect as the New Year begins underscores how different we are — at least in the...
InsideSources.com ‘I wouldn’t allow a Republican to enter my home.” “Around here, a Democrat is no different than a...
When one door closes and another door opens, you are probably in prison. ••• The older I get, the earlier it gets...
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) —The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remained at historically...
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden accused Donald Trump and his supporters of holding a “dagger at the throat of...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) —Retired Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy announced Thursday he won’t run for Wisconsin governor this...
 
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