Press Enterprise Archives

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...
November 10, 2018
Deputy says she was punished more than men
WILLIAMSPORT — After reviewing evidence of misbehavior in the Columbia County Sheriff’s office, a federal judge has...
Authorities: DUI suspect struck PPL truck in area of collapsed building
BERWICK — A drunken Berwick man drove through police tape blocking roads and parking lots adjacent to the collapsed...
Hemlock Township business to close next week after vote on sale
HEMLOCK TWP. — The owner of Ken’s Cattails Garden Shoppe will be able to sell his Buckhorn property to the Open Door...
VALLEY TWP. — A Bloomsburg woman is listed in critical condition following the crash Wednesday on Route 54 here near...
BLOOMSBURG — A man wearing a Halloween mask attempted to rob a convenience store here early Friday, authorities say....
November 9, 2018
Health system official to work with Google
DANVILLE — Geisinger health system will have a new CEO in 2019 after Thursday night’s bombshell announcement David...
Troopers say two taken to hospital after violent Mooresburg crash
MOORESBURG — Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday after a head-on crash along Liberty Valley Road here, State...
SALEM TWP. — Supervisors here will be getting mixed messages from the two groups charged with advising them about...
Salem Township business opens with $20G donation to fire company
SALEM TWP. — Owners of the Caithness Freedom Generating Station celebrated the opening of the new gas electric plant...
November 8, 2018
Bloomsburg developer argues for transitional housing
BLOOMSBURG — The decision on whether or not to allow a homeless shelter and transitional housing at the former Bloom...
Authorities say female merged into dump truck’s path
VALLEY TWP. — A woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday when a dump truck slammed into her sedan on Route 54 near...
Suit seeks over $50G
DANVILLE — A man claims his left leg was left paralyzed due to improperly placed screws during a spinal fusion surgery...
Fairmount Township resident faces 10-year term
For the Press Enterprise A Fairmount Township man plans to plead guilty to illegally possessing a machine gun in...
Three vehicles involved in accident at busy Berwick intersection
BERWICK — Both drivers claimed they had the right of way when their vehicles collided at a busy intersection here...
November 7, 2018
Democrats on track to tip House; GOP grips Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were on track to gain House control Tuesday night but Republicans held their Senate...
Turnout was high in both Columbia and Montour counties for Tuesday’s midterm elections. In Columbia, 22,183 of 38,681...
Wolff fails to claim even home county
Local voters doubled down on President Donald Trump’s agenda Tuesday, voting for Trump supporter Dan Meuser over...
Bloom victim cited recently over rubbish, records show
BLOOMSBURG —A fire marshal investigating where a fatal Monday fire started had a hard time pinpointing its origin...
Man allegedly stopped at every interstate exit before Mifflinville arrest
MIFFLINVILLE — An “out of control” man high on heroin was stopping at every exit along Interstate 80 while traveling to...
November 6, 2018
Fast-moving blaze guts home on East Fourth Street
BLOOMSBURG — A quick-moving fire killed one person Monday night as it ripped through a home on East Fourth Street,...
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A woman found with 57 watches and several knives under her bed has been charged with receiving...
Columbia, Montour counties number 1,100+ fewer Democrats
This election day finds more local voters registered as Republicans and independents, records show. Since Donald Trump...
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
November 5, 2018
Berwick defendant’s parents blame alcohol for fracas
BERWICK — The mother of a Berwick man who allegedly fought with his father and then threatened an officer’s children...
Man allegedly on pot, coke
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A Florida man, high on pot and cocaine, drove his pickup head-on into another car on Route 11 near...
Owner of closed video store donates thousands of movies to McBride
BERWICK — Hollywood Video may be closed, but its spirit lives on at McBride Memorial Library — along with about half of...
Fans who miss going to Hollywood Video to talk about movies can reconnect with fellow film-lovers at McBride Memorial...
Bloom suspect found rolling in grass at Berwick senior complex
BERWICK — A man rolling in the grass outside Evan Owen Apartments, yelling that “nobody loved him,” had heroin and...
November 4, 2018
100+ from community visit Bloom synagogue for memorial ceremony
BLOOMSBURG — A week after a deadly attack on a Pittsburgh Jewish community killed 11 and wounded seven others, more...
Police: Infant found in home outside Shick
UNION TWP. — State Police are investigating the death of a 1-day-old child found dead inside a home near Shickshinny on...
Orangeville tenant allegedly tried to forge $4G in checks
FISHING CREEK TWP. —A rural Orangeville woman stole and forged checks to “get back at” her landlord for trying to evict...
That would make hard-hit Columbia areas eligible for federal relief, lawmakers say
Two state lawmakers are hopeful Columbia County will be approved over the next several weeks for a federal disaster...
November 3, 2018
Berwick snack plant may see strike after vote
BERWICK — Workers here rejected a contract offer from Wise Foods Friday with enough votes to call for a strike,...
House hopeful touts his moderate stances
Even though he’s an experienced farmer, Denny Wolff has set himself a tough row to hoe. The 67-year-old is running as...
Berwick couple offering a rarity in Millville area
MILLVILLE — The sign outside the Outa Town Burger Barn boasts that the restaurant’s burgers were “voted best in Pine...
GOP incumbent didn’t respond to queries
ELYSBURG — Incumbent Republican State Rep. Kurt Masser and Democratic challenger Sarah Donnelly will face off in...
Representative race reunites GOP incumbent, former opponent
BLOOMSBURG — A two-time challenger looks to unseat a long-term incumbent for Pennsylvania’s 109th legislative house...