Press Enterprise Archives

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...
January 8, 2019
Homeless Berwick man insists he has right to shared wallet
BERWICK — A 28-year-old man was jailed Monday night after allegedly robbing his girlfriend in a bank parking lot — in...
Theft and vandalism shock curator of Bloom Fairgrounds landmark
BLOOMSBURG —Dianne Mordan was heartbroken to learn someone had broken into her beloved 150-year-old, one-room...
Ex-GMC physician fighting indecency case and lawsuit
DANVILLE — A doctor facing both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit for alleged indecent and “inappropriate” contact...
Dissenting residents cite safety and convenience
MAHONING TWP. — A move to ban parking along sections of Bloom Road was approved Monday night, despite pleas from...
Veteran Gerringer doesn’t plan to seek re-election
Press Enterprise staff DANVILLE — Clair R. Heath, Montour County’s chief deputy sheriff, says he plans to run for...
January 7, 2019
Man who swindled Numidia-area customer apologizes to clients, staff
BLOOMSBURG — A contractor who accepted down payments for work that was never done was sentenced to state prison...
Rural Benton man accused of assault
BENTON TWP. — A man allegedly spat in his wife’s face, pulled her from a vehicle and threw her to the ground on their...
House ‘a total loss’ despite efforts of over two dozen firefighters
BENTON TWP. — Fire destroyed a home here Sunday night while its occupant and her dogs were visiting family. Ann...
Cheerleader remembered online as ‘beautiful soul’
BLOOMSBURG — District officials here brought in counselors and opened the high school Sunday morning to help students...
Charges: Guns also discovered during probe of hostage report
BENTON — Police responding to a reported hostage situation instead found a safe full of drugs and a case of guns in the...
January 6, 2019
Required posts show costs vary widely for same services
DANVILLE — The price for a single, 200-milligram ibuprofen pain-relief pill at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital is $6.70...
• Pricing lists for Geisinger-owned hospitals can be found online with the following link: https://tinyurl.com/...
Berwick woman remembered in family’s movie house that she revived
BERWICK — More than 100 people came to the Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts on Saturday evening to...
Coroner: Kin found girl, 15
BLOOMSBURG — A 15-year-old girl was found dead in her home here by a family member Saturday afternoon, a coroner said...
Student revives Cinderella Project that provides teens free dance finery
BERWICK — Teens in the Berwick Area school district and from other school districts are invited to try on formal gowns...
Disney, WarnerMedia to complicate flow
Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now. Disney and WarnerMedia are each launching...
January 5, 2019
Berwick addiction-battle plan launch called a success
BERWICK — Four people attended the Free Assessment Day for drug addicts, alcoholics and their families Friday,...
Millville and Benton ambulance agreement dissolves, which may slow night response
BENTON — A partnership to provide Millville and Benton with 24-hour ambulance coverage has dissolved for lack of calls...
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man sobbed while pleading with a judge for help with his meth addiction as he was being...
Georgia man a former state wrestling champ
BLOOMSBURG — A former high school state wrestling champion from Georgia who was arrested for selling marijuana here...
January 4, 2019
Coal Township man faces prison for contact with teen boy
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg special education teacher could face up to 17 years in prison after he pleaded guilty...
Credit union wall is showcasing Millville painter’s historical images
MILLVILLE — A painting at the Central Susquehanna Community Federal Credit Union here provides a look back at the...
MAHONING TWP. — A Mahoning Township supervisor who crashed his pickup into two parked vehicles and a tree was arrested...
Women allege suspect hit them New Year’s Eve
BERWICK — An intoxicated man who struck others with a bottle on New Year’s Eve was bleeding from his head when police...
NEW YORK — Behind Apple’s disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit...
January 3, 2019
Investment woes, flood, pay hikes blamed
Press Enterprise Managing Editor BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair made a profit in 2018, but it was smaller than the...
Damage in North Centre Township could pose trip hazard, super says
NORTH CENTRE TWP. — Officials are hoping someone can tell them who drove a vehicle in circles through this township’s...
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Bloomsburg man grabbed the steering wheel of a woman’s car, causing the vehicle to swerve into the...
Administrative director aims to speak with seven sponsoring districts at school board meetings
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Before it potentially expands, Columbia Montour Vo-Tech is seeking feedback from its sponsoring...
January 2, 2019
Benton-area man allegedly looted rental home of over $14G in goods
For the Press Enterprise FAIRMOUNT TWP. — A man who rented a home from a couple not only failed to pay any rent but...
Second suspect freed in break-in at home of alleged drug dealer
BERWICK — One man charged with taking part in the burglary of an accused drug dealer’s home was released from prison to...
Sister, friends mourn ailing Bloom man, 49
BLOOMSBURG — Michael Smith had finally decided it was time. Due to his worsening health, Smith was reluctantly going...
Latest studies do little to settle debate over approaches to weight loss
NEW YORK — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you’re planning to try to lose weight in...
January 1, 2019
Hemlock to vote on proposed usage change for 115 acres next to Columbia Colonnade
HEMLOCK TWP. — A proposed change to the zoning map here would open the door to future development on land north and...
Chief says investigator confirmed burning grease ignited blaze that spread rapidly
BERWICK — Mayor Tim Burke is setting up a collection to help the victims of a fire that destroyed one house and damaged...
Supers decide to add signs at risky crossing and lower speed limit
MIFFLINVILLE — Mifflin Township supervisors recently voted to install two new stop signs at Jarrard and Hofnagle School...
‘I learned a lot being in jail,’ Berwick man tells judge
BERWICK — A man accused of stealing a motorcycle and trying to sell it told a judge he is anxious to make amends. “I...
Bloom man and Berwick man face drug charges
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Two men had meth, drug paraphernalia and a machete in their possession when they were pulled over by...
December 31, 2018
Berwick fire consumes double, spreads; seven homeless
BERWICK — Fire destroyed one double house and spread to a second, leaving at least seven people, including four...
Woman charged with having pills and meth, lacking license, registration
BERWICK — A woman with a suspended driver’s license hopped into the driver’s seat of a car and reclined the seat to...
Man allegedly said he’d kill her, fired pellet gun
BLOOMSBURG — A Millville woman testified that her ex-boyfriend threatened to kill her and told her he had “a bag of...
December 30, 2018
Abusers invited for assessment, treatment aid Friday in Berwick
BERWICK — Drug addicts and alcoholics can receive free assessments and help getting into treatment Friday at Reliance...
BERWICK — For the last two years, Berwick Police Chief Kenneth Strish has been tracking every overdose call police have...
Foster home, donations for care sought for dog disabled by fall
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — Like a typical puppy, 18-week-old Labrador-Rottweiler mix Raven is pleasant, friendly and...
Prosecutor seeking re-election points to office efficiency
DANVILLE — Montour County District Attorney Angela Mattis recalls being out for dinner one night with a group of...
Strangulation suspect jailed; bail set at $10G
ANTHONY TWP. — A woman is accused of wrapping her boyfriend’s head in a headlock and choking him during an alcohol-...
19-year-old studying carpentry freed, will face charges in court
BERWICK — A teen accused of taking part in a robbery last Christmas Eve says he has turned his life around and looks...
December 29, 2018
Authorities say couple was wanted on felony warrants
CATAWISSA — About an hour after a pair of newlyweds said their vows before District Judge Craig Long, they appeared...
BLOOMSBURG — After several terse meetings and hours of negotiations over the last month, Town Council voted to approve...
Talen Energy spokeswoman: Lure in Salem Township sees fewer visitors this season
SALEM TWP. — Susquehanna Riverlands and Wetlands have been put in partial hibernation for the winter, a spokeswoman...
Police allege Bloomsburg woman damaged man’s video-game controller, broke window
***EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been modified from its printed form to correct the location where the alleged...
Berwick codes officer: Building’s copper stolen, roof in disrepair
BERWICK — A vacant building that has been drawing complaints for years here has been knocked down, apparently by the...
December 28, 2018
Shooting victim’s former father-in-law calls trial a ‘farce’
BLOOMSBURG — Convicted killer Anthony Rocco Franklin was sentenced to life in prison plus 11 to 45 years Thursday in...
BTE intern assumed lead when cold struck star
BLOOMSBURG — When the actress portraying Dorothy in the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”...
Berwick man is accused of giving woman heroin
CATAWISSA — When police raided Samantha Bankes’ apartment here in August, they found the six-month pregnant woman with...
FISHING CREEK TWP. — A domestic dispute over accusations of infidelity brought a SWAT team to a home here recently,...
Niece says her active aunt was one of 19 children
HUNLOCK TWP. — A Shickshinny woman was killed when her vehicle rolled over and struck a tree along Route 239 on...