Press Enterprise Archives

January 22, 2019
Rescuers raise $800G, say talks with Girl Scouts falter
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A group fighting to buy Camp Louise and keep it as a public camp says negotiations with the Girl...
Most serious count dropped against man who injured housemate in ‘17
BLOOMSBURG — A North Centre Township man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for shooting his roommate in Briar...
Both Republican officials say 2019 probably will be the last time they run for re-election
CLEVELAND TWP. — All three Columbia County commissioners plan to seek re-election in 2019, saying they still have work...
Driver cited with long list of vehicle violations
BUCKHORN — An unregistered trailer hauling an oversized boat had two flat tires, and the tires that weren’t flat were...
Defendant balks at order to register as sex offender for 25 years
DANVILLE — An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty recently to exposing himself to a 12-year-old boy and touching the younger...
January 21, 2019
Bloom dad accused of endangering welfare of child, assault, harassment
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A Bloomsburg man who struck his daughter with a paddle allegedly asked the girl to lie about...
No injuries in Bloom-area crash; storm leaves mess, opening for cold
A mother driving four children to church Sunday morning rolled her SUV on an icy hill. But no one was hurt, and the...
New BU program trains experts to ease ‘Child Life’
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University has launched a program to train Child Life Specialists, making it one of four...
35-year-old alleged OD’d in McDonald’s restroom
BRIAR CREEK — A Nescopeck man who overdosed inside McDonald’s last May has been declared a fugitive, according to court...
Offender sent directly to jail
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman was jailed recently when officials discovered she consumed alcohol prior to pleading...
January 20, 2019
Use of maiden name causes problems getting REAL ID
BERWICK — Velma Burrows’ decision to replace her middle name with her maiden name 42 years ago landed her in a...
Starting Oct. 1, 2020, Pennsylvania driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted as identification to board commercial...
Factory on Southside farm worth estimated $110M
CLEVELAND TWP. — A company that mixes customized shampoo and conditioner inside three pole barns on a farm along a one-...
Benton native missed target
BLOOMSBURG — A Benton native pleaded guilty Monday to firing a hunting rifle at an ex-girlfriend during an argument...
Suspect allegedly admitted passing counterfeit money at restaurants, gift shops, and for rides
BLOOMSBURG — A Luzerne County woman admitted using 10 counterfeit $100 bills at Knoebels Amusement Resort last summer...
January 19, 2019
Plea deal could spare Nescopeck man from felony record
BLOOMSBURG — A Nescopeck man who stole about $8,155 from a man he was supposed to be taking care of has been given a...
Conyngham Township citizens question supers about $250G in funds
CONYNGHAM TWP. — It’s been more than a year since an audit revealed former township secretary and supervisor Linda...
Military legacy made history following graduation from leaders course
BENTON — Tara-lyn Baker’s phone calls to her family are far from ordinary. On a recent evening, the 25-year-old...
LIBERTY TWP. — Medics took four people to the hospital after a head-on collision along Route 45 around 1:30 p.m. Friday...
Man facing prison, registering as sex offender
BLOOMSBURG — A man expected to go on trial next week for attempting to sexually assault a young girl ended his case...
January 18, 2019
Police say Bloomsburg man, Catawissa mom sought in other crimes
BLOOMSBURG — A man and a woman caught on surveillance video entering a laundromat with two children to pry open coin...
Free Geisinger program offering kits intended to help stem bleeding
DANVILLE —A new Geisinger program is aiming to make bleeding-control kits as commonplace in public settings as the AED...
Coach: Football event will go on without 12th Man
BERWICK — It’s not clear how the annual football banquet will be paid for now that the 12th Man booster club has been...
Group reaching out in midst of shutdown
Press Enterprise Managing Editor BLOOMSBURG — Federal employees out of work or not getting paid because of the...
Man cops to vandalism, desecration
BLOOMSBURG — An Ashland man pleaded guilty to charges of breaking into a church in Centralia last spring. Edward R....
January 17, 2019
Cops: Bar attacker swung beer mug, caused concussion
BRIAR CREEK TWP. -- James Labar allegedly turned the other cheek when Edgar J. Farrell Jr. shoved him in the chest and...
You can see the video of the second confrontation at https://www.pressenterpriseonline.com/video/slavonic-american-club...
Laundromat owner: Pair stole, trashed Bloom shop
BLOOMSBURG — A man and woman, with two small children in tow, broke into coin boxes on washing machines at a laundromat...
Benton woman, 51, allegedly bloodied the victim’s nose
BENTON — A Benton woman punched a juvenile in the face, bloodying his nose in a dispute over drinking too much milk and...
Report: Burger a week is limit for planet, health
NEW YORK — A hamburger a week, but no more — that’s about as much red meat people should eat to do what’s best for...
Police seek black-clad man who ran off with large sum of cash
BERWICK — Police have released two surveillance photos of the robber who stole a large amount of cash from the Fulton...
January 16, 2019
Police: Man said he had bomb, fled with large sum
BERWICK — A man dressed in black handed a note to a teller at Fulton Bank on Tuesday saying he had a bomb and demanding...
Ex-Scoutmaster getting program off ground at the Bloomsburg Airport
BLOOMSBURG — Former Scoutmaster and aviation enthusiast George Dalious always dreamed of being a pilot. He took flying...
‘Medical issues’ behind tot found roaming Berwick
BERWICK — Prosecutors have dropped a child endangerment charge against a woman whose 5-year-old daughter was found...
16-year-old disappeared for two weeks, had been seen in Berwick, her mother says
BLOOMSBURG — A 16-year-old girl who disappeared two weeks ago returned home Tuesday night, Town Police said. A...
January 15, 2019
Feeling ‘rushed,’ school officials let sports-conference change idea die
BERWICK — A proposal that would have seen Berwick switch athletic conferences and set the stage for a longed-for match-...
Kocher rec area swells to nearly 60 acres on land donation, sale
LIGHTSTREET — A park near here recently exploded in size —going from fewer than 10 acres to nearly 60 — thanks to a...
Bloom council OKs bids for awaited $15M expansion
BLOOMSBURG — After nearly two years, work on the floodwall expansion project will likely begin next month, officials...
Bloom man caught on video at Columbia lockup, charges say
BLOOMSBURG — A town man is accused of stealing a cellphone while visiting an inmate at Columbia County Prison, arrest...
‘Marty’ the hazard detector will be patrolling stores’ aisles soon, chain says
CARLISLE — At Giant Food Stores, the future apparently has googly eyes. On Monday the grocery chain with markets in...
January 14, 2019
Firm to pursue project money for Catawissa
CATAWISSA —Borough council has agreed to pay a consulting firm $30,000 in hopes the firm can help secure the borough...
Dollar General proposes a new store in Orangeville area
ORANGE TWP. — Dollar General is looking at opening another store in the area. On Wednesday, Orange Township will...
Berwick husband arrested after allegedly hitting, choking woman outside public aid office
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man threatened to slit his wife’s throat as they argued outside the public assistance office on...
Man also bit woman’s wrist and pulled her by hair, officers say
MT. PLEASANT TWP. — A Bloomsburg man reportedly tried to strangle his girlfriend while she was holding their 1-year-old...
New Year’s fracas drew attention, police say
BERWICK — A man was carrying 50 packets of heroin in his underwear during a disturbance on New Year’s Day in the 300...
January 13, 2019
Games operator denies claim he rigged Bloom expo election
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County Sheriff Tim Chamberlain will take over as The Bloomsburg Fair’s new superintendent of...
Convicted man nabbed at 6 in the morning
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man convicted of stealing beer from Weis Markets was arrested again for shoplifting beer from...
Official: Preliminary study underway
BLOOMSBURG — A push to ban alcohol during fair week was nearly forced to a vote after shareholder Fred Trump demanded...
Police: 51-year-old said he used drug to stay awake
CATAWISSA — Police went to a man’s workplace and slapped handcuffs on him when officers found meth and a pipe in his...
BRIAR CREEK — A Geisinger Careworks urgent-care clinic is expected to open in the Briar Creek Plaza near Berwick in...
January 12, 2019
Shickshinny-area driver allegedly crashed stolen vehicle
BERWICK — A rural Shickshinny man led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car here early Friday, before losing...
Berwick-area store owners say CBD oil products getting positive feedback
BRIAR CREEK — A church supply store and a sign company here have started an unlikely side business: selling cannabis....
Unionized support workers, board OK’d contract quickly, early
DANVILLE —It took only three hours one night late last year for the Danville school board to hammer out a four-year...
Grandfather says girl went missing around Jan. 2
BLOOMSBURG — The family of Amisha Swire says the 16-year-old went missing more than a week ago, and they’re asking...
BERWICK — No one was badly injured when a van pulled into the path of a Mazda SUV on Orange Street around 9:30 a.m....
January 11, 2019
Lime Ridge man allegedly returned firearm, failed to refund grandfather
MADISON TWP. — A Lime Ridge man stole a gun and sold it to his grandfather, then retrieved it and returned it to its...
Bloomsburg restaurant damaged
BLOOMSBURG — A driver lost control of his car, hit a curb, and flipped over in the McDonald’s parking lot late...
Trespassing charges are filed in Berwick
BERWICK — People busted through a wall inside the attic of a duplex and were hanging out in the condemned side of the...
Longtime court official: ‘I’m not done yet’
Press Enterprise Managing Editor DANVILLE — Sue Kauwell will run once again for the position of prothonotary and clerk...
DANVILLE — A gas leak caused a power outage Thursday morning in the area of Mill and Northumberland streets here,...
January 10, 2019
Ex-Berwick official allegedly hoarded pets
AVON PARK, Fla. — Berwick’s former animal control officer, who was forced to resign in 2012 after officials discovered...
Nescopeck-area tourist attraction beset by vandalism and thefts
HOLLENBACK TWP. — Council Cup Overlook, once listed on PennLive’s Readers’ Best Views, has closed due to vandalism and...
HEMLOCK TWP. — Hemlock Township supervisors approved the rezoning of 115 acres near the Columbia Colonnade, opening the...
DANVILLE — Montour County plans to borrow up to $2.5 million to acquire and renovate the former Danville Elementary...
Superintendent warns culprit will be prosecuted
DANVILLE — Nearly 600 high school students were evacuated Wednesday morning when a staff member discovered bomb and...
January 9, 2019
Judge not swayed, sends Berwick teacher’s charges to court
Editor's note: Moschgat was reassigned to Salem Elementary as of Jan. 10, 2019. The following correction also ran Jan....
Danville native: Immigrants cheered for circus troupe
TORNILLO, Texas —As the stilt walkers, puppeteers, and protesters walked along the fence surrounding the Tornillo...
President argues for funding on security, humanitarian basis
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a somber televised plea, President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-...
Numidia man charged with DUI
SCOTT TWP. — A drunken driver who crossed over the center line of Lightstreet Road told police he was trying to help...
MAHONING TWP. — A Mahoning Township supervisor arrested for DUI had a blood-alcohol level of nearly triple the legal...