Press Enterprise Archives

February 11, 2020
Surprise move follows firing of top town cop
By JULYE WEMPLEPress Enterprise WriterBLOOMSBURG — For the second time in two weeks, Town Council made a surprise...
Tighter rules govern Champions Club
By SUSAN SCHWARTZPress Enterprise WriterBERWICK — Berwick football once again has a booster club.The new Berwick...
Bloom official: Pedestrians kicked brick chips out of place, into hazard
By JULYE WEMPLEPress Enterprise WriterBLOOMSBURG — A plan to replace expensive mulch around town trees with cheaper,...
Police: Woman's Jeep was struck by van that ran red light
By the Press Enterprise staffDANVILLE — A mail carrier involved in an accident that shut down Route 42 for 51⁄2 hours...
Catawissa official avoids topic, scolds landlords
By HAYLEY ZAVISLAKPress Enterprise WriterCATAWISSA — Catawissa council wanted to stick to Monday night’s agenda, but...
BLOOMSBURG —Dozens of residents crowded into Town Hall on Monday night to air their grievances and offer suggestions...
February 10, 2020
Stillwater couple blames Danville firm for forced move
BLOOMSBURG — A Stillwater couple may lose their home after a company dug a well that pumped corrosive, methane-filled...
Franklin Township supervisors to contact PennDOT about $100G project
FRANKLIN TWP.—Residents along a road here are upset over its poor condition less than two years after township...
GREENWOOD TWP. — A Millville man who posted items he had stolen from a neighbor on an online sales site returned them...
Delaware man, 29, facing charges
HEMLOCK TWP. — An out-of-state man stayed at the Quality Inn here in January and left with the television, police said...
Operations’ abundant food production can’t stifle environmental complaints
AKRON, Iowa — In recent years, Fred Zenk built two barns housing about 2,400 hogs between them — long, white, concrete-...
February 9, 2020
Stricken dad’s family thanks Bloomsburg Police with gift
BLOOMSBURG — For seven minutes in November, Alan Wolfe’s heart stopped. But a host of guardian angels, including the...
Council approves Test Track practice for insured team
BERWICK — Adults who love to play football but aren’t on a college or professional team can return to the gridiron at...
Man accused of striking woman after trek ended in Briar Creek
BRIAR CREEK — A 2013 Honda Crosstour a man allegedly stole from Georgia broke down, so he called 9-1-1 to report it...
CATAWISSA — Police filed charges against two brothers, a woman and her daughter after responding to a baseball bat...
Hunlock Creek driver is facing slew of charges
DANVILLE — A teenager driving with only a learner’s permit fled the scene after being involved in a crash around 5 a.m...
February 8, 2020
Simple assault and harassment charges filed in Berwick
BERWICK — A woman allegedly spread cockroach-killing powder across food and kitchen surfaces during a Jan. 26 argument...
Berwick graduate scuttles plans to be fighter pilot in favor of bodybuilding
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick graduate is spending the next few months in the Indo-Pacific, working on fighter jets aboard a...
BLOOMSBURG — The town is hoping to make a big bang this July 4: It’s begun planning an event that could include more...
Officials say South Centre Township fix is under discussion
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — For several years, Alison Hause watched as inches of water pool across Old Berwick Road near her...
Director at Montour County Children & Youth points out police needed warrant to assess home
DERRY TWP. — The Montour County Children and Youth Agency had been told that a disabled girl might be at risk because...
February 7, 2020
Berwick drug defendant now accused of theft, forgery
BRIAR CREEK — An Adult World employee allegedly created fake bank deposit slips to swindle the shop out of $2,668,...
BLOOMSBURG — After push-back on a plan to pull meters from East Street and switch exclusively to a pay-by-phone app,...
Judge: Building either goes down or owners come up with cash
DANVILLE — District Judge Marvin Shrawder ordered the condemned property at the corner of Mill Street and Friendship...
Bloomsburg superintendent defends response to student’s alleged shooting threat at high school
BLOOMSBURG — A high schooler who told a crowd of fellow students on Wednesday that he was going to “shoot you all” was...
Rural Benton man accused of shooting and killing his wife
BLOOMSBURG — The lawyers for a rural Benton man charged with fatally shooting his sleeping wife plan to question...
February 6, 2020
DERRY TWP. — A disabled 17-year-old lived with her mother here in a trailer so filled with garbage and waste, the girl...
Senate acquits president
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only...
Downtown resident, 36, facing several charges
BLOOMSBURG — A man entered the West Main Street apartment of a woman he didn’t know early Wednesday morning, saying...
Bloomsburg man accused of store break-in
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Police here have arrested the man they say broke into a convenience store and stole about $595 from...
CATAWISSA — Landlords packed borough hall Wednesday night, pleading with council to kill all plans for a proposed...
February 5, 2020
Berwick woman allegedly exploited glitch
BERWICK — A data entry technician at a mail order pharmacy here used her position to illegally obtain more than 1,700...
Fewer crashes, less backup sought in South Centre Township
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —Township officials are hopeful they’ll see smoother traffic and fewer accidents when traffic signals...
Berwick woman sends theft charges to court
BERWICK — Members of First Reformed Church of Berwick said Monday they weren’t optimistic Sarah Pineda-Scott would ever...
Washingtonville ordinance aims to battle blight
WASHINGTONVILLE — The owner of a building in the process of demolition told Washingtonville council members on Tuesday...
President addresses nation on the eve of impeachment vote
WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump declared America “stronger than ever before” Tuesday night as he delivered his...
February 4, 2020
Columbia prison staff failed to follow policy, witnesses say
BLOOMSBURG — The jury for a coroners’ inquest ruled Tyler Evans’ death in a prison restraint chair was accidental,...
Council cites problems and complaints
BLOOMSBURG — Citing ongoing problems and concerns, Town Council voted unanimously to fire newly-hired Police Chief Bill...
Two propane tanks blazed at Jerseytown-area home, firefighters say
MADISON TWP. — A large farmhouse that had recently been renovated went up in flames here Monday morning as dozens of...
No foul play suspected; autopsy scheduled today on 22-year-old dean’s list student, officials say
BLOOMSBURG — Sean Lenahan, a Bloomsburg University senior mass communications major, was found dead at his off-campus...
Search of apartment allegedly yielded loaded syringes, pills
DANVILLE — Borough police responded to a request for assistance from state parole officers after finding drug...
February 3, 2020
Bloom rule says obey fire officials’ order or face citation, up to $1G fine
BLOOMSBURG — Occupants who don’t evacuate a building when ordered to by the fire department can now be cited and fined...
Berwick man treats SPCA pets, not his Smuckers coworkers
BERWICK—Larry Moyer has been collecting a paycheck from Smuckers for nearly 50 years. But for his retirement, he...
Woman and Benton family were allegedly threatened, harassed
BENTON — A man is accused of harassing an ex-girlfriend with 158 text messages and threatening to harm her and her...
Police: Faulty taillight led to stop
ORANGEVILLE — A Benton woman stopped by police for a broken taillight on Main Street last Nov. 1 falsely identified...
Men allegedly used sling shot and BB gun to lob projectiles toward neighbor’s property
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Two men are accused of using a sling shot and BB gun to fire ball bearings at a neighbor’s property...
February 2, 2020
Bloom fire hall to host offbeat fundraiser
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg firefighter Tom Vought took a chance on an unusual fundraiser for the department, and it appears...
Cops: Berwick man caught on security camera he stole
BERWICK — A man out on bail for allegedly molesting a mentally disabled teen is now accused of stealing a security...
Two trucks, building bring $140G; proceeds to pay debts, relief fund
SHICKSHINNY — The defunct Shickshinny Volunteer Fire Company went up for auction Saturday, with everything from safety...
She will serve one to two years of state time
DANVILLE — A Bloomsburg woman’s who’s been arrested six times for drunken driving is going to state prison for one to...
Neighborhood clash dates back a decade
BERWICK — Tuzzi Bakery has settled its defamation lawsuit against neighbors who complained that leftover bread Susan B...
February 1, 2020
Son charged in Orange Township
ORANGE TWP. — A teenager shot his adoptive parents here Thursday night, fabricated clues in an attempted cover-up, then...
Bloomsburg business employed disabled
BLOOMSBURG—A car-cleaning center here that employed people with developmental and physical disabilities has shut down...
Preservation options to be discussed at Tuesday meeting in Washingtonville
WASHINGTONVILLE — The future of a log cabin recently uncovered during a demolition here is still up in the air. But for...
BERWICK — A Berwick man struck his girlfriend in the face because she had asked to get out of the car during an...
January 31, 2020
Police say admitted embezzler stole more than $8,000
BERWICK — A woman who embezzled more than $35,000 from residents while working at Berwick Retirement Village several...
Nescopeck man’s defense maintains dead infant boy had a number of caregivers
For the Press Enterprise SHICKSHINNY — A Nescopeck man confessed to state troopers that he gave his infant son...
Workers uncover log cabin on site of Washingtonville ‘eyesore’
WASHINGTONVILLE — As a demolition company began taking down an old tavern on the borough’s main street last week, its...
MAYBERRY TWP. — A man who says he practices “naturism” exposed himself to two young girls at his home on multiple...
MAHONING TWP. — A Berwick man unhappy with the scheduling of a psychiatric appointment at Geisinger Medical Center...
January 30, 2020
Berwick retiree to serve 22-48 months for child pornography
For the Press Enterprise WILKES-BARRE — A retired Berwick teacher and former coach was sentenced Wednesday to a...
Shop owner, community repay boy’s volunteer snow shoveling
SHICKSHINNY—After a 10-year-old lost a wallet he had filled with hard-earned snow-shoveling money, a business owner and...
Officers say suspect posed as motel owner
COOPER TWP. — A Stillwater man pretending to be the owner of the Sunrise Inn on Montour Boulevard told residents that...
Cycling event slated for May in rural Columbia County
FISHING CREEK TWP. — A bike ride to celebrate farms, food, and landscapes is headed to Forks Farm this spring....
Washingtonville-area man’s parole pulled over meth
DANVILLE — A man pleaded in court Wednesday to not be immediately taken into custody on a parole violation because he...
January 29, 2020
Police: Witness helped subdue defiant Berwick parolee
BERWICK — Police swarmed to help two probation officers Tuesday after one called out over the radio that a parolee had...
Norton challenges corrections attorney on sentencing guidelines
BLOOMSBURG — Judge Gary E. Norton ordered a state corrections attorney on Tuesday to explain why two offenders he...
Chief: Power shutoff threat a common con
HEMLOCK TWP.—A scammer claiming to be with PPL called a daring destination—a local police station. Hemlock Township...
No. 1 choices were Logan and Luna at Bloomsburg, Liam and Ava at Danville
DANVILLE —Noah and Emma topped the lists of baby names chosen by parents at Geisinger hospitals in 2019, the health...