Press Enterprise Archives

November 12, 2022
Catawissa officials link two-hour limit to attracting new businesses
CATAWISSA -- Main Street's two-hour parking limit will be more strictly enforced following a clash of opinions at the...
Most unionized staff vote for higher pay, lower insurance costs
BLOOMSBURG -- Roughly 90% of Autoneum's unionized workers voted to authorize a strike Friday. The vote was a rare move...
Volkswagen crashed into neighbor’s home
BUCKHORN -- A Geisinger cardiac surgeon suffered a heart attack early Friday while backing out of his driveway and...
BLOOMSBURG -- A man arrested after he showed child pornography on his cell phone to coworkers at Burger King pleaded...
BERWICK -- A Berwick man had 46 packets of fentanyl and a host of other drugs at his home when police raided it Nov. 3...
November 11, 2022
Berwick CEO seeks government funding for transition
BERWICK -- It will take at least a year, maybe longer, for the conversion of Berwick Hospital to a mental health...
Driver, 18, allegedly had knives and pot
BLOOMSBURG -- A teenager who took her mother's SUV without permission has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor...
Supervisor and secretary: Officials have been ‘frugal’
RUPERT -- New homes and more residents working mean additional tax revenue will stave off a tax hike this year in...
MILLERTOWN -- A 20-year-old man is accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him at a home along Kindt...
November 10, 2022
Autoneum employees could approve walkout if salary contract not reached
BLOOMSBURG -- The town's auto-carpet plant could be a step closer to its first labor walkout in more than 50 years if...
Motorcyclist pleaded guilty to brandishing gun toward another driver along Route 11
BLOOMSBURG -- A Benton man has pleaded guilty to brandishing a handgun toward another motorist during a road rage...
Bloom warns of restrictions after vacating rights to Miller Avenue
BLOOMSBURG -- "No trespassing" signs have been placed around Miller Avenue in town, the spot earmarked for construction...
Judge also orders fines, parole for falsifying papers
BLOOMSBURG -- A woman who admitted forging veterinary papers as part of a horse deal with an Ohio animal lover must...
Danville woman allegedly ‘blatantly reckless’
MAHONING TWP. -- A 64-year-old Danville woman who was driving recklessly through the township on Aug. 14 had a blood-...
November 9, 2022
Luzerne County reports ballot blunder
SALEM TWP. -- Voters cast doubt about election integrity along with ballots Tuesday as more than 40 polling places in...
Robert Leadbeter is Columbia County's new representative in the Pennsylvania House, election-night results show....
From Associated Press and wire reports HARRISBURG -- Democrat Josh Shapiro led in the race for Pennsylvania governor on...
U.S. Senate control may hinge on race
HARRISBURG (AP) -- After a bare-knuckled and extraordinary campaign, it remained unclear who would come out on top in...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eager to claw back power in Congress, energized Republicans waged a grinding push late Tuesday in...
BUCKHORN -- Property owners in Hemlock Township won't see an increase in their taxes this year, but officials had to...
November 8, 2022
Acting superintendent says there’s room for improvement at last board meeting
DANVILLE -- At Harry Mathias' last board meeting as Danville Area's acting superintendent, he offered several caveats...
Ed Giannattasio, a Democrat, had a recent recurrence of multiple myeloma
Press Enterprise Editor CATAWISSA -- The Democratic candidate in today's election to represent Columbia County in the...
Crews still working on project that now has a $4,600 deficit
BLOOMSBURG -- Town pool costs have maxed out the project's $1.4 million budget, with needed equipment yet to be...
Fair officials had sought a compromise
BLOOMSBURG -- Town council members plan to vote on proposed amendments to the noise ordinance next week, despite late...
Berwick board says past choices weren’t ‘family-oriented’
BERWICK -- The high school principal says he'd like to help choose future musicals after a school director questioned...
November 7, 2022
Authorities confirm shooter committed triple homicide before dying in standoff
JORDAN TWP. -- The gunman involved in Saturday's shooting rampage killed his wife during a domestic fight at their home...
Program has grown to provide therapy to children with disabilities, veterans
For the Press Enterprise HEMLOCK TWP. -- A riding center founded after a woman injured her back while delivering a baby...
Change to digital transmissions made radios incompatible for first responders
When two 16-year-olds sped away from police in Salem Township on Wednesday toward Berwick, Salem officers couldn't...
Students learn about homelessness, make kits to donate
DANVILLE -- The Girls on the Run group at Liberty Valley Intermediate Elementary School has been collecting items for "...
DANVILLE -- Danville track and field coach Tina Bartholomew loves to run. In her view, running is much more than...
November 6, 2022
State Police confirm ‘mass murderer’ who fired rifle at woman, vehicles was killed
JORDAN TWP. -- A man with a rifle shot a woman and then began firing at vehicles near the intersection of routes 239...
Group gathers daily to traverse route that covers every Bloomsburg block
BLOOMSBURG -- Bloomsburg Walking Club doesn't believe in "the roads less traveled." They prefer "feet on every street...
Office can help with compensation claims for free, director says
BLOOMSBURG -- Marine veterans who trained or were stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina decades ago are urged to...
Officials declined to give details about removal amid allegations of mail theft
SHICKSHINNY -- The blue mailbox by the post office here is gone, and post office officials won't say why. WNEP reported...
November 5, 2022
A number of safeguards ensure integrity, experts insist
and M.J. MAHON Press Enterprise Writers BLOOMSBURG -- Each day the Columbia County elections bureau scans the Press...
Orangeville man had been trapped
ROHRSBURG -- A small car split in two as it smashed into a large tree off Route 254 late Thursday, erupting in flames...
Police chief says car pulled into biker’s path
LOCUST TWP. -- A Mount Carmel motorcyclist was badly injured after a driver pulled into his path on Route 42 Friday...
For the Press Enterprise BLOOMSBURG -- Cardboard boxes, tape, paper plates and old soda bottles will cover the floor of...
November 4, 2022
Police: Montour County man threatened troopers with saw
LIBERTY TWP. -- Police say a homeowner torched his house while state troopers were inside, then threatened them with a...
Bloomsburg officials hope to combine state grant with federal funds
BLOOMSBURG -- Town officials are seeking a state grant that would allow for an extension of the Market Street bike lane...
BLOOMSBURG -- A Berwick man was sentenced Thursday to spend nearly six to 12 years in state prison as a habitual...
No charges expected, according to police
MAHONING TWP. -- A Danville teenager returning home from work on Thursday lost control of his car in the midst of an...
November 3, 2022
Berwick man admitted to receiving $690G in proceeds from straw loans
WILLIAMSPORT -- The former chief lending officer for First Keystone Community Bank was sentenced Wednesday to a year...
Officials confirm arson completely destroys Liberty Township home
LIBERTY TWP. -- A fire here that leveled a home at 13 R and H Ave. on Wednesday was set intentionally, fire officials...
Town coordinator tells officials hike in demand maxed out four-man crew
BLOOMSBURG -- The town's recycling center head says he needs more manpower to keep up with increasing carloads of drop-...
Rock ledge collapsed onto Ricketts Glen Park path
RED ROCK -- A portion of the popular Falls Trail at Ricketts Glen State Park is closed after part of a rock ledge...
Duo allegedly caught in Giant Plaza prying off license plate
BRIAR CREEK -- A runaway 16-year-old boy led police on a high-speed chase before he and another teenage passenger were...
November 2, 2022
Family alleges a Geisinger doctor said screw had ‘gone too far’ into the spine
DANVILLE -- A 12-year-old girl was injured during scoliosis surgery at Geisinger Medical Center when a screw was placed...
Supervisors to meet again in December following clash over required studies
NESCOPECK TWP. -- A hearing on whether to allow two solar farms to be built here stretched over three hours Tuesday...
Firefighters say smoke, flames escaped from roof of Danville home
DANVILLE -- An older woman in a wheelchair escaped a midmorning fire at her Gulicks Court home with the help of her...
Police say driver lost control on Creek Road in Hemlock Township
HEMLOCK TWP. -- An SUV with six people inside wrecked on Creek Road here late Tuesday morning, flipping onto its roof...
Judge deciding where fraud trial should take place
HARRISBURG -- Vision Home Builders owner Jeff McCreary was scheduled to appear before a judge in Dauphin County this...
November 1, 2022
Owner offering reward after culprits spray paint, blow up toilet in Bloom
BLOOMSBURG -- Vandals blew up a port-a-potty Saturday night at Streater Field, and now its owner says he is offering a...
Nescopeck Township officials to vote on proposed panels amid concerns
NESCOPECK TWP. -- Supervisors here are scheduled to meet at 5:30 tonight to vote on applications for two new solar...
Owner’s boyfriend says men accosted him, forced their way into apartment
BLOOMSBURG -- Two Berwick men are charged with robbery and related crimes in the theft of a woman's car here early...
Largest winner Lightstreet shop has seen
LIGHTSTREET -- The news that a Powerball ticket worth $150,000 had been sold at the Short Stop at the corner of Route...
Two-way traffic restored Monday, most side streets opened
BLOOMSBURG -- The long-term East Street reconstruction project is nearly complete, and traffic was flowing both ways as...
October 31, 2022
Officials asking school district, park program to pitch in funds
BLOOMSBURG -- The school district is being asked to help pay for repair of the Town Park tennis courts, which were...
Baby boy eighth generation of family with Columbia County roots
For the Press Enterprise BERWICK-- Two centuries ago, the first William Jackson Robbins was born in northern Columbia...
Danville suspect had multiple warrants and a suspended license
DANVILLE -- A man with multiple warrants and a suspended license led Danville Borough Police Officer Philip Savidge on...
New Jersey man awaiting hearing in prison
SALEM TWP. -- Police here say a New Jersey man was driving a stolen car and gave them a fake name when they pulled him...
Judge assigns local public defenders to man accused of murder
Press Enterprise staff BLOOMSBURG -- A suspect in the murder of a Williamsport teen whose body was dumped along a...
October 30, 2022
Claims Berwick officers used ‘excessive and unreasonable force’ were dismissed
WILLIAMSPORT -- A settlement has been reached to end a federal lawsuit against Berwick Police for the shooting of a man...
After getting treatment, Ed Giannattasio claims he ‘felt it was unnecessary’ to continue campaign
CATAWISSA -- The Democratic candidate for the state House of Representatives has fallen ill, but says he will still be...
Red Lane residents concerned about runoff from nearby development
MAHONING TWP. — Several Red Lane residents told township supervisors last week they’re worried a housing development...
Alleged act occurred in former mall parking lot
Press Enterprise staff BLOOMSBURG -- A man already imprisoned in Ohio pleaded guilty to a felony Wednesday for engaging...
Pediatric beds across health care system nearly full
DANVILLE -- An increase in respiratory illnesses in children is quickly filling up pediatric beds at Geisinger and...