Press Enterprise Archives

June 18, 2022
Shots reported at Benton Township home
BENTON TWP. — A man and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home here Friday evening, the county...
Pair’s charges sent to Columbia County court
BERWICK — A woman accused of helping to forcibly take a 2-year-old from his father’s home leapt into a moving car so...
Crash driver, passers-by rush to help after Montour Township accident
MONTOUR TWP. — Two children were among several people rushed to the hospital Friday after two vans collided almost head...
Charges: Man left halfway house, failed to register
BERWICK — A man who left a court-mandated halfway house was found living with his mother on Grant Street here, police...
Indictment says drugs sold in Columbia, Northumberland counties
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man was allegedly part of a methamphetamine trafficking ring that distributed methamphetamine...
June 17, 2022
Chief: South Centre fracas charges coming; fraud case looms elsewhere
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Police here said criminal charges are to be filed today against the owner of a troubled business...
Bloomsburg council might vote on community project at June 27 meeting
BLOOMSBURG — A decision on the troubled reconstruction of the Norris E. Rock pool could be made at the next council...
‘Tone deaf’ spending alleged amid tax hike
BERWICK — Several members of the Berwick Area School Board have questioned spending on teacher amenities as property...
MIFFLIN TWP. — A rural Nescopeck woman was locked up Tuesday night after police say she threatened to kill her entire...
MILLVILLE —About 10 agents from the state Attorney General’s office searched the office of a psychiatrist here Thursday...
June 16, 2022
Ex-client and reporter shocked by fracas in South Centre
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — The owner of Vision Home Builders repeatedly pushed a former client, knocking her to the ground...
Bloomsburg mayor says COVID relief funds helped bring park to life
BLOOMSBURG — Pooches will have a field of their own when the Bloomsburg Dog Park officially opens Saturday. Along...
Berwick school district officials say they’ve removed some titles
BERWICK — School administrators here said they removed several books from an elementary school book fair after a parent...
Bloomsburg resident is accused of assault
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg woman was arrested after she sliced a man’s arm with a broken glass candle she swung at him...
Parents crowded into recent meeting to support program
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia school officials say two new music teachers will be hired after a crowd attended a...
June 15, 2022
Governor nominates Berwick district judge to fill local vacancy
BLOOMSBURG — Berwick District Judge Richard Knecht has been nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on the bench in...
Suspect allegedly ran over foot of trooper, dragged him in chase from Gettysburg to Md.
GETTYSBURG — A Bloomsburg-area man stole a state trooper’s car and fled into Maryland after leading police on a 100-mph...
Local vet tending graves of Civil War medal recipients in Bloom
BLOOMSBURG — A local veteran is tending the graves of two Civil War Medal of Honor recipients after he says the...
About 50 protesters stop at lawmakers’ offices in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG —About 50 members of We the People of Columbia County gathered at the offices of several state legislators...
Path will run from Market to Sixth Street
BLOOMSBURG — Watch for creation of a bike lane on the west side of Market Street from Sixth to the Town Park as the...
June 14, 2022
Council votes down $7G contract with USDA, tells activists to step up
BLOOMSBURG — Two months after voting to seek USDA help to manage the town flock, council members unanimously changed...
Suspect maintains his innocence in ‘01 death
BLOOMSBURG — A man recently accused of a 2001 murder told a judge Monday he wants a new lawyer because his public...
Woman seriously injured in jump from ambulance as partner drove on
LOCUST TWP. — It appears a medic returning from taking a patient to Geisinger Medical Center opened the side doors of...
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A Montour Township man suffered a medical emergency while driving along Route 11 near Bloomsburg...
Health system plans to construct behavioral health and hospitality centers on section of nuns’ property
MAHONING TWP. —Mahoning Township supervisors unanimously approved a property subdivision Monday that would allow...
June 13, 2022
Bloom officials' vote tonight could allow future roundup of park flock
BLOOMSBURG —The Town Park geese will roam free this year after the USDA took a roundup off the table, Town Manager Lisa...
BLOOMSBURG — Advocates for the Town Park geese say a water test found no goose DNA in the town lagoon, but two...
Bloom officials debate new charge at center
BLOOMSBURG — The town’s preparations for a new exit road and better traffic flow at the Bloomsburg Recycling Center...
Suspect allegedly came close to hitting several cars on Route 54
VALLEY TWP. — A Washingtonville-area man stopped by police for driving over 100 mph was found to have a blood alcohol...
June 12, 2022
Police probe home invasion, armed robbery, car break-in
BLOOMSBURG — Police here are investigating an overnight crime wave: a home invasion in which a man was pistol whipped,...
100+ rally in Bloom to call for stricter regulation
BLOOMSBURG —More than 100 people gathered outside the Columbia County Courthouse Saturday afternoon, demanding common-...
Former Bloom man sought in 2014 sex case
BLOOMSBURG — A teenage girl who reported being raped as a child eight years ago has revived her accusations of being...
Suspect faces charges of drunken driving only
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A man angry his ex-girlfriend didn’t return his calls while she was at work purposely drove his...
Council rejects proposed agreement in 4-3 vote
DANVILLE —Danville borough council voted down an offer by the Danville Business Alliance to renovate and manage the...
June 11, 2022
Chief: Tension over topic is increasing officers’ presence
BLOOMSBURG — Tensions between goose advocates and town officials have led to an increased police presence at town...
Defendant still locked up on felony charges
BLOOMSBURG — The accused head of an alleged heroin-dealing ring in Berwick angrily protested a judge’s refusal Thursday...
Valley supervisor mulls health system nixing its plans for psychiatric setup closer to I-80
VALLEY TWP. — It’s possible Geisinger abandoned its plans for a psychiatric hospital closer to Interstate 80 because of...
RIVERSIDE — An LGBTQ+ advocate reports she went before borough council here this week seeking a proclamation in support...
June 10, 2022
Fire chief says Huntington Township father saved family and residence
HUNTINGTON TWP. — An 85-year-old man grabbed an extinguisher and doused a small fire near a gas line, saving his...
Montour Preserve is marking its 50th anniversary this month
WASHINGTONVILLE — Montour Preserve will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Father’s Day. But its journey to this...
BERWICK — Administrators here sent out reminders to teachers to keep school doors locked the day of the shooting at a...
CATAWISSA — A man who pulled a gun on his wife during an argument, saying he was threatening her life, was arrested...
MONTOUR TWP. — After a woman tried to “pass fake urine” at the county probation office, she admitted authorities would...
June 9, 2022
Restructuring of hospital in works, officials say
BERWICK — The Berwick Hospital Center plans to open a new adult psychiatric unit as part of an operational...
Construction vehicle along I-80 was equipped with crash guard
SCOTT TWP. — A slow-moving construction truck with a tail-end designed to absorb the impact of a crash did just that...
Feds aim to ensure another year of safe operations despite operator’s bankruptcy
SALEM TWP. — The nuclear plant here was run safely in 2021, and inspectors will be on site to make sure that continues...
Summerhill resident found by relatives, flown to Geisinger
SUMMERHILL — Family members found a man lying in his yard with severe cuts after he was apparently run over by a lawn...
Second man injured, police say
ELYSBURG — One man was killed and another taken to Geisinger with unknown injuries after a head-on collision Tuesday...
June 8, 2022
USDA plan includes culling geese as emails swell, activist prowls park
BLOOMSBURG — Town officials are expected to vote Monday on an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that...
Woman: Victim fled husband’s beating to grisly death in traffic
MILLVILLE — The mother of a man who was struck and killed after staggering at night into Interstate 80 traffic told a...
Berwick woman allegedly placed drug under bed
BERWICK — A Berwick woman who was out of control at the Berwick Hospital emergency room had methamphetamine under her...
Father charged with assault
BERWICK — A father has been charged with simple assault after allegedly hitting his 8-year-old daughter hard enough to...
June 7, 2022
System wants to buy 32 acres from nuns for behavioral health, hospitality centers
MAHONING TWP. — Geisinger wants to build a behavioral health-care facility and hospitality center on land it hopes to...
Retired dentist answers call to serve from St. Columba in Bloom
BLOOMSBURG —St. Columba Catholic Church celebrated the first priest ever to come from its parish Sunday when the newly-...
Tests found meth, marijuana, fentanyl, according to charges
BRIAR CREEK — A 27-year-old man acting strangely in the Sheetz parking lot here told a state trooper he was “high on...
Athletic director sees complications, no benefits
BERWICK — In what is becoming an almost annual tradition, Berwick officials considered, then rejected, leaving the...
Police: Homeless son caused series of upsets, fled Catawissa officers
CATAWISSA — Police say a homeless man out on bail spent the weekend shouting at random cars, banging on a stranger’s...
June 6, 2022
Adopted from Ukraine, local women plan reunion with sibling left behind
BERWICK — The last time Annya Lowe saw her older sister was about 25 years ago, when they quarreled at the Ukrainian...
BERWICK — A 32-year-old woman wanted by probation officers gave police a fake name, then explained she lied to avoid...
BLOOMSBURG — A woman has been charged with a felony for allegedly lying about her household income to get public...
Program shares gardening basics with Gate House residents
DANVILLE — People living at the Gate House shelter here have been learning how to grow and prepare their own food....
June 5, 2022
Philadelphia company paid $12M+ for modular home plant properties
BERWICK — The former DeLuxe Building Systems manufacturing plant in the BIDA complex here has been sold to a...
Spring musical rakes in seven awards in high school competition
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Central Columbia’s drama department has certainly had something to sing about after its students...
Bloom man told police he faces other charges
FERNVILLE — A 20-year-old man who drove into a utility pole near an intersection here told police he “took the turn too...
Race course operators switch lanes with store
MILLVILLE — A new farm market and ice cream shop has opened here, offering shoppers a new outlet and presenting its...
More than 330 attend new LGBTQ culture celebration
BERWICK — A steady crowd —many dressed in bright rainbow colors — flowed through the Intoxicology Department Saturday...