Press Enterprise Archives

July 25, 2020
Township to arrange meeting with residents
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A large hike in quarterly sewer costs has infuriated some ratepayers here, and attorneys for the...
Geisinger has been getting exam requests
DANVILLE — Geisinger Chief Executive Officer Jaewon Ryu says the health system is fielding an increasing number of...
CATAWISSA TWP. — A man whose driver’s license was suspended for a past drunken driving arrest was charged with another...
Briar Creek man faces drunken driving, simple assault, making terroristic threats and harassment charges
BRIAR CREEK — A man who allegedly pulled what appeared to be a gun in a fit of road rage was found to be using a toy...
July 24, 2020
Man accused Berwick Police of profiling
BERWICK — An investigation of a resident’s complaint to borough council that police officers were racially profiling...
Officer: Two trapped after driver hit poll, rolled van in Berwick
BERWICK — A police officer had to manually open the hatch of a van to free a couple after their vehicle rolled on...
Annual event running at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
BLOOMSBURG — An annual dog show at the Bloomsburg Fair is bringing 1,800 dogs and their owners over a four-day period...
Bloomsburg Police say woman had pot, gear
BLOOMSBURG — A Montgomery County woman angry about her friend impregnating another woman two years ago falsely...
July 23, 2020
Cops: Fla. woman knifed stranger in neck
COOPER TWP. — A Florida woman passing through the area Tuesday stabbed an 83-year-old stranger to death inside his...
Parents can select in-person, ‘synchronous’ live-streamed classes or separate eLearning
DANVILLE — Parents of Danville Area School District students will have three options for their children’s return to...
LGBTQA groups, Wolf slam Bloom Fair post
BLOOMSBURG — More than 50 statewide organizations representing the LGBTQA community collectively emailed Bloomsburg...
Residents failing to connect to new system jeopardize ability to pay for it, officials say
COOPER TWP. — Residents who fail to hook up to the township sewer system soon may face citations. Township Municipal...
July 22, 2020
Officials reach out to trans groups after Levine parody
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Fair officials on Tuesday held a news conference to apologize for a parody of state Health...
Masks required for all choosing in-person class
ALMEDIA — Central Columbia directors unanimously approved a school reopening plan for next month that gives students...
September’s Fair is still being planned
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Fair officials said they aren’t sure how they would enforce state requirements that people wear...
Lifting of state ban sparks months-long barrage
BERWICK — Berwick Council has directed the borough manager to look into a resolution encouraging Pennsylvania’s...
Students will wear masks, distance in classrooms, director says
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Vo-Tech is headed back to school, but with precautions, following approval of the plan from the...
July 21, 2020
Carnival dunk tank seen as mocking Pa. health secretary
BLOOMSBURG — A Facebook post by the Bloomsburg Fair mocking state Health Secretary Rachel Levine sparked outrage Monday...
Older students would have instruction mix
BERWICK — A new proposal for reopening school here calls for elementary school children to be in the classroom five...
Majority favors letting families pick virtual or in-person
FRANKLIN TWP. — Parents of Southern Columbia students will have the option of sending their children to school for in-...
Popular fall event draws 150,000 people from around state
ELYSBURG — Yet another area event slated for this fall has fallen victim to concerns surrounding the coronavirus...
Tree blocked driveway to rural Millville A-frame
GREENWOOD TWP. — An early Monday morning fire destroyed an A-frame vacation home along Millertown Road where Greenwood...
July 20, 2020
System adding staff and hours to perform services delayed by virus
MAHONING TWP. — Geisinger is ramping up its hours of service to catch up with patient services postponed because of the...
Officials: Collapsing Bald Top may be ready to carry traffic by October
MAHONING TWP. — The first phase of a project to stabilize collapsing Bald Top Road is underway, and supervisors are...
Council considered disbanding overseer of town architecture
BLOOMSBURG — A move to disband the town’s historical review board stalled at a Town Council meeting last week, but it’s...
Man allegedly fled on foot from crash along I-80
VALLEY TWP. — A New Jersey man fled from police after his SUV crashed into an embankment, spun and landed on its driver...
Nescopeck teen with ag background to reign as 2020’s queen
A Central Columbia High School graduate was crowned as Bloomsburg Fair’s 2020 Queen on Saturday. Bryndil Lei Kemler,...
July 19, 2020
Businesses received from $150G to $5M
Press Enterprise staff CLEVELAND TWP. — Josh Maciejewski had “many, many sleepless nights” about the future of his...
One hundred and twenty-four businesses from Columbia and Montour counties, lower Luzerne County and the eastern edge of...
Area districts ironing out details as traditional return nears
BLOOMSBURG — With the traditional start of classes only a month away, schools are working to reopen in the wake of the...
Area firefighters face need for new radios, other turnout gear
BLOOMSBURG — Benton Volunteer Fire Company treasurer Gary Elliott said it was easy selling french fries, the only item...
Both charged with aggravated assault over fight
BERWICK — A man was stabbed in the shoulder and a woman hit in the head with a vodka bottle during a fight that landed...
July 18, 2020
Neighbor finds blood trail on sidewalk
BERWICK — Tom Rood awoke Friday morning to a horrifying sight outside his Vine Street home — a trail of blood circling...
Salem official also claims rifle was aimed at him
SALEM TWP. — A township man was charged with reckless endangerment and other counts after township supervisors Vice...
Social distancing, masks part of event at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
BLOOMSBURG — Across the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Friday, volunteer firefighters from nearly a dozen companies and other...
Inmate served nearly three months after arrest over counterfeit $20 bills
BLOOMSBURG — A New Jersey woman caught passing counterfeit $20 bills at businesses in Catawissa and Berwick this spring...
July 17, 2020
West End Ale Haus just reopened in June
BLOOMSBURG — When West End Ale Haus opened again in June after being limited to take-out customers for about 10 weeks...
Misspelled ghost-town markers no longer on roads
CENTRALIA — Travelers approaching Centralia in recent months may have noticed the name of the famous ghost town with...
Berwick suspect locked up
BERWICK — A Berwick man is accused of raping a 17-year-old mentally disabled girl who got pregnant and recently gave...
Money comes from federal coronavirus funding
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County commissioners on Thursday earmarked $3 million of the county’s federal coronavirus funding...
Chief: Valley Township response halted due to lack of payment
DANVILLE — Danville Borough Council has voted to create a fund to pay to replace the borough’s fire police vehicle. At...
July 16, 2020
Lawyer: Health system took responsibility for preemie deaths, injury
PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer representing two families has reached a settlement with Geisinger over the 2019 deaths of two...
Modified schedule to allow for virus protection measures
BLOOMSBURG — Students will return to Bloomsburg University campus this fall on a modified schedule that will allow for...
COVID-19 pandemic suspends fall season for BU, rest of PSAC
BLOOMSBURG — Fall sports for teams playing in the Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference, which includes Bloomsburg...
Surge in cases blamed for restrictions on restaurants, gatherings
HARRISBURG — The Paddock tavern in Bloomsburg just reopened June 12 after a months-long closure due to coronavirus....
July 15, 2020
Chief feared participation in multi-company event would hurt funding
BLOOMSBURG — The hometown station of a multiple fire company carnival at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds this weekend has pulled...
DANVILLE — Montour County commissioners unanimously gave the go-ahead for the completion of an access road on property...
Commissioners hire lawyer representing other counties
DANVILLE — Montour County joins a growing list of counties — including Columbia and Northumberland — to fight a lawsuit...
BLOOMSBURG — A town man suspected of dealing crystal methamphetamine in “substantial amounts” around the area was...
DERRY TWP. — A Millville woman who pulled up to a traffic stop to ask what was going on had white powder in her...
July 14, 2020
Defendant faces up to 45 years in assaults on three young girls
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man faces up to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to sexually assaulting three...
Police: Bloom Verizon worker tried to drive for help after suffering bloody cut
MADISON TWP. — A Verizon worker who accidentally sliced his arm and tried to drive for help ended up losing...
Council votes to update ‘80s law on adult entertainment
BLOOMSBURG — An antiquated ordinance banning drag shows has been updated following a hearing before Town Council’s...
Eliminated posts will save $115G, manager says
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia’s school board Monday night revealed names of aides and secretaries who will lose...
MAHONING TWP. — Mahoning Township supervisor John Whelan voiced his concerns over spending $17,300 on architectural...
July 13, 2020
Employer charged after counterfeit cash ID’d at Buckhorn gas station
HEMLOCK TWP. — Police charged a Lycoming County man with counterfeiting and drug offenses after they said he paid two...
Berwick woman credits divine intervention in reuniting Central grad with lost treasure
BERWICK — When Debbie Watson’s husband dug up a 32-year-old class ring in their backyard nearly a month ago, she wouldn...
Federal virus aid props up local troupe
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble is getting $51,930 through the National Endowment for the Arts. The local...
Berwick man’s license suspended, taillight out, police say
SCOTT TWP. — A Berwick man stopped by police because his vehicle had a defective taillight was found to be in...
Bloom driver tested at twice the legal limit, police say
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg man was charged with driving drunk at more than twice the legal limit after his Ford Explorer...
July 12, 2020
Restaurant owner says he needs fixes for Bloom project problems
BLOOMSBURG — The owner of a restaurant who officials say has been a roadblock for a plan to create a pedestrian walkway...
Safety rules in place, but visitors to fairgrounds show focus on fun
BLOOMSBURG — Attendees at the 33rd 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals shed their protective masks Saturday and reveled in high-...
Man also allegedly threatened damage to girlfriend’s car
BLOOMSBURG — An ex-boyfriend is accused of trashing a woman’s apartment here after threatening to damage his current...
‘Heartbreaking’ decision delayed as long as possible, but dance bows to pandemic restrictions
DANVILLE — Danville Area School District won’t have a prom after all. It just isn’t possible to hold the dance and...