Press Enterprise Archives

May 4, 2019
OD victim’s family: Shame keeps addicts in shadows
BERWICK — Brenda Titus says that when she reads comments calling drug addicts scumbags, “It’s like a shot through the...
Expert: Failure to eat kill very rare for bruins
PINE TWP. — A Millville-area woman found her 2-year-old pet goat dead this past week, and thinks a bear is to blame....
BERWICK — Shaming drug addicts makes it harder for them to recover, says the family of Jeremy Creasy, who died of a...
Two also face drug and mischief charges
BLOOMSBURG — A man and a woman from Bloomsburg are accused of trespassing after police say they entered an off-campus...
Disabilities legislation doesn’t require professional training
APEX, N.C. — All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings’ crippling anxiety...
May 3, 2019
Danville boyfriend is charged with assault, harassment
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville man who was fighting with his girlfriend over his use of steroids kicked a coffee table into a...
Columbia County getting additional state funding
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County is getting an additional $500,000 from the state to help smaller, flood-damaged...
Flood wall threatens Little League schedule as officials eye grants
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Little League officials are bracing for the possibility they will have to schedule games next...
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University plans to move its alumni office downtown, but says it will continue to use a house...
Trump rolling back Obama lunch rule
NEW YORK — Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints about taste and costs, the...
May 2, 2019
ORANGEVILLE — Police and officials from the local aging office were called to a nursing home March 1 after receiving an...
Hanna denies he has mistreated anyone
BLOOMSBURG — Before a standing-room only crowd of Bloomsburg University faculty and staff, President Bashar Hanna...
BLOOMSBURG — Convicted killer Anthony “Rocco” Franklin has lost a bid for a new trial in the 2012 murder of son-in-law...
BERWICK — Police used a Taser to control an uncooperative man who admitted being high on meth after a dispute with a...
Berwick proposal would cost a fraction of new storm water lines
BERWICK — The head of public works here has an idea he thinks might solve persistent flooding at Steel and Bowman...
May 1, 2019
Ex-area lawman could get up to 10 years in prison
BLOOMSBURG — A convicted steroids dealer who once worked as an adult probation officer in Columbia County pleaded...
100 attend official's legalization listening tour stop at BU
BLOOMSBURG — About 100 people packed Centennial Hall on Bloomsburg University’s campus Tuesday night to take part in Lt...
Briar Creek man allegedly sexually assaulted sisters, 12 and 13, and raped their mother
BRIAR CREEK — A man previously accused of pushing a 10-year-old boy’s head through a trailer wall was back in court...
Bloom man admits failing to comply with deal
BLOOMSBURG — A former constable who was suspended after getting in trouble with the law was removed Tuesday from a...
Records filed so far show 47 of 204 tickets went to BU students
BLOOMSBURG — Police issued 204 citations to 170 different people over Block Party weekend from April 12-14, according...
April 30, 2019
Berwick suspect accused of spending $61G on credit cards using stolen IDs
HARRISBURG — A Berwick woman is accused of ringing up over $61,600 in fraudulent purchases at Giant and Weis...
Calif. pastry chef has shot at $25G in baking contest
DANVILLE — Eric Keppler studied interior design for two years and then worked for a while in Geisinger’s lab unit...
18-year-old’s published collection explores feelings of melancholy
HUNTINGTON TWP. — Sarah Eckroth seems like the average high school senior. She tried out cheerleading this year, and...
Records: 24-year-old has five-year arrest history
BLOOMSBURG — A visibly pregnant inmate pleaded guilty to a slew of crimes in court, including multiple thefts and...
Official: Solicitor’s approach lacks ‘sense of urgency’
BERWICK — A councilman here said he is frustrated by the pace of legal work being done for the borough, but another...
April 29, 2019
Woman’s face spattered after she accused beau of cheating, police say
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man is accused of tossing melted wax on his girlfriend during a fight that broke out in her...
Daughter allegedly swung stick in fracas
BERWICK — A teen is accused of swinging a stick at her mother’s head during an early morning dispute on April 16....
SEKISUI sets goal of eliminating waste shipped to landfills
BLOOMSBURG — A thermoplastics production plant here is partnering with a plastic recycling corporation in hopes of one...
Fifth-graders coax officials to reconsider Styrofoam
DANVILLE — Seven fifth-graders at Liberty Valley Intermediate School urged district leaders to stop using Styrofoam...
Woman and man allegedly ran up at least $3G in charges on a fake credit account
SCOTT TWP. — Two people are charged with identity theft for obtaining a credit card in another person’s name and...
April 28, 2019
A controversial ascent
and Susan Snyder The Philadelphia Inquirer Bashar Hanna assumed the presidency of Bloomsburg University in summer...
BLOOMSBURG —Calling it “a moment of lapsed judgment,” Bloomsburg University President Bashar Hanna admitted...
Mother and man face charges
MADISON TWP. — While serving a warrant at a trailer on Millville Road, police noticed drugs and paraphernalia scattered...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oliver North announced Saturday that he would not serve a second term as National Rifle Association...
April 27, 2019
Document says Salem pickup crash that killed woman is under probe
SALEM TWP. — The driver of a pickup truck that crossed into the lane of oncoming traffic and caused a fatal head-on...
Offenses alleged in Columbia jail
BLOOMSBURG — A female inmate is accused of sexually assaulting her cellmate at the Columbia County Prison last month,...
Golf group volunteers at storm- and fire-ravaged Mill Race near Benton
BENTON TWP. — Twenty-two area golf-club managers gathered at Mill Race Golf Course on Thursday to help the resort...
President pledges to fight for gun rights as he criticizes trade pact and rallies election support
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a largely symbolic gesture to a group that helped him win the White House, President Donald...
HARRISBURG — Two Central Columbia Middle School girls will compete at a national horse-riding tournament this weekend...
April 26, 2019
Geisinger says motorcycle club efforts overwhelm its staff
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Children at Geisinger Medical Center won’t be getting toys from the Forsaken Syndicate motorcycle...
Bloomsburg-area plant donates $500,000 for project in downtown digs
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University is building a $500,000 lab downtown where students will get to experience a...
Chancellor proposes overhaul among 14 state schools to remain viable
BLOOMSBURG — Citing declining enrollment and universities in financial decline, PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein...
California band slated to play Woodstock 50 this summer
BLOOMSBURG — When the Bloomsburg Fair polled its fans about who they’d like to see on the grandstand this year, Sheryl...
Locust Gap woman given time to file new claims
WILLIAMSPORT — A federal judge has dismissed a woman’s claims blaming the Mount Carmel school district for a classroom...
April 25, 2019
Work to last two weeks, starting Monday
BLOOMSBURG — Get ready for some traffic tie-ups: Cars and trucks on Lightstreet Road will be rerouted for at least two...
Nescopeck officials blame obstructions for malfunctions plaguing motorists
NESCOPECK — A railroad crossing here has delayed traffic three times in the past four months, but township officials...
BLOOMSBURG — Town council had questions about the search for a new police chief after its members had to vote Monday to...
BERWICK — School directors here passed a preliminary budget that wouldn’t raise taxes, but the head of the budget...
Event explores ways to build successful future employees
BLOOMSBURG — At Sekisui SPI, workers can’t focus on their jobs if they don’t know their children are being properly...
April 24, 2019
Salem Police: Pickups hit head-on after driver swerved
SALEM TWP. — A 56-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon when two pickups crashed head-on. Patricia Schesney of...
BLOOMSBURG — A driver who passed out in traffic then smashed into a police car when roused by EMTs was high, police...
Police: Car turning left hit by oncoming van on Route 54 between Riverside, Elysburg
RIVERSIDE — A crash at the intersection of Boyd Station Road and Route 54 Tuesday afternoon sent three people to the...
Catawissa man who allegedly sexually assaulted 7-year-old girl is facing trial
CATAWISSA — A man accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl will likely be freed from jail after a judge...
Latest rate hikes go into effect May 1
NORTHUMBERLAND —Once new rate hikes take effect May 1, the monthly fees that customers pay for Service Electric Cable...
April 23, 2019
Berwick hires former coach at Danville, Mount Carmel to run its football program
BERWICK — Carm DeFrancesco, former football coach at Danville and Mount Carmel, will be the next head football coach at...
Nearby stabbing gave Berwick spot unfair ‘bad rap,’ proprietor says
BERWICK —Weekend crowds at JJ’s Food & Spirits have taken a nosedive since a stabbing on West Second Street near...
Troopers pull over Fla. driver on I-80
LIBERTY TWP. — A driver stopped by police along Interstate 80 here ended up in jail after they discovered he was...
Berwick man, 24, owes about $2G for toll of joyrides
BERWICK — One of the men accused of ripping up two local parks with a Ford Explorer was ordered Monday to pay $1,686 in...
Single mom with otherwise clean record admits she made a ‘terrible decision’
BLOOMSBURG — A bar patron who hit a 17-year-old girl with her car, then fled leaving the injured girl behind, admitted...
April 22, 2019
Officials: Sample warming on stove sent woman to jail
BLOOMSBURG — A guilty plea in Columbia County Court Wednesday shed light on a stomach-churning incident — urine found...
BLOOMSBURG — For nearly four years, the Columbia County court system has been leasing properties around town and...
Hunlock Creek historians plan to revive building as community hub
HUNLOCK CREEK — For over 50 years, one of the last historical buildings here was used to store flowers. But now the...
Two men allegedly hit Test Track Park
BERWICK — Two men who previously pleaded guilty to tearing up North Centre’s only park by doing doughnuts in their...
Man allegedly carrying knife, hypodermic needle
BERWICK — A woman told police her son was an irate recovering drug addict who struck her because she would not give him...
Suspect allegedly drove despite suspended license
BERWICK — Temperatures were in the 30s in March when a man behaving erratically reportedly entered a bank in bare feet...
April 21, 2019
Berwick man crashed Cadillac, fled on foot, cops say
HEMLOCK TWP. — A wanted Berwick man fleeing officers crashed a Cadillac into a guard rail and two signs before running...
Man allegedly shot pistol into ground
BRIAR CREEK TWP. —A man allegedly pointed a gun at another man’s face and fired the gun at the ground before...
BERWICK — Two children told police that a man who lives with them threatened to hit them with a hammer to keep them...
Underwater Easter activity drew 125 kids into pool over week, director says
BERWICK — Underwater Easter egg hunts at the Berwick YMCA made a splash with more than 125 children in 23 swim classes...