Press Enterprise Archives

November 24, 2018
Numidia man allegedly injured wife, damaged vehicle
NUMIDIA — A man allegedly smashed the driver’s side window of his wife’s 2010 Subaru while she sat in the driver’s seat...
Fairgrounds event exceeds official’s expectations, as downtown do draws families despite frosty air
BLOOMSBURG — Fair officials say by the time their first Winterfest is done, they expect thousands of people to pass...
Bank drive-thru’s impact on traffic is causing concerns
MILLVILLE — Millville borough council voted to send a letter to PennDOT and the Columbia County Planning Commission...
Pa. Attorney General calls policy changes ‘a major victory’
PITTSBURGH — In only the last two years, 54 Pennsylvanians have identified themselves to the state’s top law office as...
Eileen is a single mother who not only works full time, but puts in overtime when she can get it. But as Christmas...
November 23, 2018
Son’s move plays havoc with South Centre Township man
LIME RIDGE — Steve Savage has been a registered voter for 30 years and never voted anywhere other than the Lime Ridge...
DANVILLE — A woman had a blood-alcohol level three times over the legal limit when she crashed twice into a parked...
Stores hoping less hassle stems lost purchases, online buying
NEW YORK — Retailers will again offer big deals and early hours to lure shoppers into their stores for the start of the...
Tony and Dotty have had a rough year this year. But as the holiday approaches, their concern is not for themselves, but...
November 22, 2018
Man allegedly beat and threatened woman, came at officer with knife
BERWICK — A Berwick Police officer drew his pistol Wednesday morning after a man allegedly roughed up and threatened to...
Danville volunteers tally more than 4,000 holiday meals in 35 years
DANVILLE — Since the free Danville Community Thanksgiving Dinner started 35 years ago, volunteers have served 400...
Former employees blame Big Heart, their union leaders
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Two former union employees of Big Heart Pet Brands allege that both the company and their union...
University of Pittsburgh study finds more liver disease, too
PITTSBURGH — Residents of colder regions with less sunlight drink more alcohol than people in warmer climates, say...
Requests for aid begin as campaign kicks off 34th year
Press Enterprise Editor Instead of ribbon for the holidays, some families find themselves wrapped in red tape. As we...
November 21, 2018
Former Geisinger physician accused of licking, groping teen
DANVILLE — A former Geisinger doctor accused of licking and groping a 16-year-old girl participating in a student...
Owner of former Patriot hopes Motel 6 name will boost business
LIME RIDGE — The Budget Host Patriot Inn on Route 11 here has been converted to a Motel 6, making it part of the world’...
Woman deemed unfit to stand trial, but charges stand
DANVILLE — A woman accused of setting fire to her motel room, then telling neighbors to “let it burn,” has been...
Danville studio advertises pole-dancing for fitness
DANVILLE — A dance studio will be offering pole-dancing fitness classes at the former Capitol Theater in downtown...
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash...
November 20, 2018
Economic council, Geisinger join in $300G project for northern Montour
DANVILLE — High-speed broadband Internet access is coming to northern Montour County early next year, thanks to a new...
Hearing delayed for man who allegedly drew gun on foe in peanut butter feud
BERWICK — The man accused of pulling a gun over a long-standing peanut butter feud says he’s fed up with Berwick and...
Ruling throws shade at Bloomsburg pizzeria owner’s appeal claims
BLOOMSBURG — A long-contested tree in front of a downtown pizza shop will be replanted at the store owner’s expense, a...
Scans show claw-shaped hooks that deep clean and cool
WASHINGTON — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some...
Teen’s mother seeks $750,000 from Mount Carmel, blaming school district’s negligence for her injuries
WILLIAMSPORT — A container of methanol exploded and fell to a Mount Carmel High School classroom floor during a science...
November 19, 2018
Man who allegedly failed to show for fraud sentence jailed in Montour
DANVILLE — A Muncy contractor, who pleaded guilty to felony theft by deception, never reported to prison to serve his...
Official: Township reviews, then airs money decisions
JERSEYTOWN — Some residents of Madison Township feel they are not getting timely information about the management of...
Maker of medical components, furniture bought former warehouse
BERWICK — AFC Industries PA is opening up shop at 232 S. Poplar St. in a former warehouse, an economic development...
Teen allegedly wielded club in Berwick home invasion on Christmas Eve
BERWICK — A Benton teen accused of brandishing a police billy club while he and a carload of friends burst into a...
Man charged with assault after allegedly slapping, punching former girlfriend at party in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG —A Northumberland man slapped his ex-girlfriend in the face, sending her to the hospital where she received...
November 18, 2018
Coffee chain slated to open next year, Hemlock official says
HEMLOCK TWP. — In good news for coffee lovers, a Starbucks is slated to open near the Columbia Mall next year. Zoning...
Sekisui invests $30M in Lime Ridge, hires hundreds
LIME RIDGE — In the last four years, Sekisui SPI has invested more than $30 million in its plant along Old Berwick Road...
BLOOMSBURG — A man who said he was just trying to comfort a crying woman was attacked by her boyfriend and ended up at...
Cops: Blood-alcohol nearly triple the limit in his most recent arrest
BERWICK — A Berwick man was driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit less than one month...
Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing
OAKFIELD, N.Y. — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach...
November 17, 2018
Court: West Berwick Elementary staffer is on probation
BERWICK — An elementary school teacher was arrested for drunken driving for the second time in two years, court papers...
Bloomsburg school superintendent gets vehicle allowance
BLOOMSBURG — Donald Wheeler will be making at least $140,000 and as much as $151,000 by the time his new five-year...
SCOTT TWP. — A fire inside a wall near the kitchen at Playa Cancun Mexican restaurant was quickly extinguished Friday...
Running back for Huskies, 22, admits to punching man in Bloomsburg pizza place
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University football player pleaded guilty to assaulting another patron at a pizza shop here...
BLOOMSBURG — The town will ring in the holidays with not one, but two new celebrations. “Coming Home for Christmas,” a...
November 16, 2018
Official: Move would cost Berwick workers pay, insurance
BERWICK — The union for Wise Foods workers is preparing for a strike, even as negotiators hope to reach a deal with...
Items outnumber Liberty Township families
LIBERTY TWP. — A Christmas tree farm here has set a Guinness World Record for having the largest collection of...
Ex-borough manager accused of DUI sees one charge dropped
MILLVILLE — A former borough manager who resigned after allegedly driving drunk agreed to forego his preliminary...
Official: Four eliminated posts added to $201,000 surplus
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County property owners were spared a tax hike when the county commissioners passed a $26.8...
November 15, 2018
Audit findings spark surprise vote to dissolve Berwick football boosters
BERWICK — In a surprise move Monday night, school directors here narrowly voted to disband the football booster club....
Owner seeks buyer for rustic restaurant in northern Columbia
ELK GROVE — Monica Diltz was a 29-year-old bartender and waitress at the Central Hotel in 1986 when Clyde Albertson Sr...
Temporary Feinberg replacement a strong candidate, exec says
DANVILLE — Geisinger’s search for a permanent replacement for departing CEO David Feinberg will go national and likely...
Passerby reported her squatting along Route 11
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A call about a woman who appeared to be relieving herself along Route 11 here led to her arrest on...
Festival to coordinate with TreeFest and Parade of Lights
BLOOMSBURG — Nearly 100 vendors, horse-drawn wagons, reindeer and Santa Claus will all take part in Winterfest at the...
November 14, 2018
Bloom family health office services will be available at other area sites
SCOTT TWP. — Columbia Montour Family Health, a non-profit clinic that provided family planning services for more than...
Berwick reopens parking spaces after owner makes repairs to former Geppetto’s building
Press Enterprise Managing Editor BERWICK — The sidewalks around the old Geppetto’s building at the corner of Front and...
County officials plan to consolidate offices with $750G purchase
DANVILLE — Montour County plans to buy a former school building from Danville Area School District for $750,000, so it...
Traffic stop over loud exhaust led to felony drug charges
BERWICK — A Benton man stopped by police for having a loud exhaust system had 1,000 glassine bags containing heroin in...
Commissioners forecast ‘modest’ tax hike for next year
DANVILLE — Montour County expects to raise taxes for 2019, ending a seven-year streak of no tax increases, officials...
November 13, 2018
Sports-conference switch would allow match-ups with Southern
By SUSAN SCHWARTZPress Enterprise WriterBERWICK — Berwick might have lost its chance for the district to join the...
Suspect allegedly carried pellet gun, other crime tools
BERWICK — A wanted man was found to have a bandanna, a loaded CO2 pellet gun and a flashlight after he ran from police...
Elysburg-area girl, 13, bows way to sharing stage with pro at BU
RALPHO TWP. — Gale Szczepkowski knew from a very early age that she wanted to perform on stage after her mother took...
Police: Suspect said it ‘came out of nowhere’
BERWICK — “The other car came out of nowhere,” a crash victim allegedly told police early Oct. 28. But the...
Van Loan to leave Bloom PD after 25 years
BLOOMSBURG — After 25 years with the Bloomsburg Police Department, Chief Roger Van Loan will retire in February....
BLOOMSBURG —Town council postponed a decision on allowing a homeless shelter and transitional housing at the former...
November 12, 2018
Judge says footage cast doubt on claim that boss punched waitress
BLOOMSBURG — A restaurant owner cited with punching a waitress in the back was cleared in court Monday after video...
Borough labor may ease cost of job to help neighborhood
BERWICK — A new retention pond at Test Track Park and a new drainage channel running along South Eaton Street might...
Vo-Tech grad fixes, cleans, even builds firearms at Mifflinville shop
MIFFLINVILLE — A full-time gunsmith is joining Curt’s Gun Shop, and he specializes in general repairs, bluing and...
N.J. man fell, needed help into ambulance, according to officers
BLOOMSBURG — A New Jersey man found sitting on the ground by officers had a “vape pen” containing concentrated...
MIFFLINVILLE — A man on heroin and meth crawling shirtless in the Mifflinville Fire Company’s parking lot Oct. 8 pulled...
November 11, 2018
Police: Uni-Mart clerk wrestled BU freshman for cash register
BLOOMSBURG — A clerk wrestled a teen wearing a pumpkin mask to the floor of the Uni-Mart along Lightstreet Road early...
Seattle firm tests for contaminants
SCOTT TWP. — A Seattle firm that employs scientists to test human and pet food for contaminants has opened a new...
The ‘War to End All Wars’ concluded 100 years ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: One hundred years ago today, Americans finally heard the news they had been waiting for: The war that...
MILLVILLE — A woman was seriously injured Saturday when an SUV hopped a curb on Route 42, traveled up a hill and struck...