Press Enterprise Archives

April 20, 2019
Most qualifying staffers took incentive, super says
BERWICK — This year’s retirement incentive looks like it will cost Berwick Area School District an extra $663,000 after...
BERWICK — One teacher on the list of retirees taking a $39,000 retirement incentive looks as if he didn’t teach long...
Motorcyclist alleges motorist en route to graduation caused him ‘pain, suffering’
VALLEY TWP. — A lawsuit has been filed against a Danville teen who allegedly crashed into a motorcyclist on the way to...
Data show citations, charges continue to fall
BLOOMSBURG — Criminal charges and citations issued to Block Party weekend partiers are down by about 50 offenses from...
BLOOMSBURG — The truck that leaked eggs from Catawissa to Bloomsburg on Thursday was taken out of service and its...
April 19, 2019
Game Commission says Bloomsburg neighbors are feeding problem
BLOOMSBURG — A deer strike by a pilot landing at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport last month has prompted town...
Columbia County residents pick up pieces after twister
BENTON TWP. — The owner of the Mill Race Golf Course says he plans on restoring the course that was damaged by Monday’s...
Out-of-state man, 23, impregnated 12-year-old in Berwick, cops say
BERWICK — A 23-year-old man from New York state allegedly impregnated a 12-year-old girl here last year, court papers...
Montour County cites budget, bows out
Harrisburg — Columbia and Luzerne are on the list of counties taking part in the state’s annual battle against the...
Mueller investigation reveals staffers refused to carry out wishes
WASHINGTON (AP) —Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed President Donald Trump tried to seize...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia...
April 18, 2019
Texting deemed not a factor in wreck that killed Danville man
BLOOMSBURG — The driver who caused a chain-reaction crash that killed one man and sent three others to the hospital —...
Berwick must weigh need for taxes against cost of legal fees, expenses
BERWICK — A building on the verge of being demolished has been purchased by someone who wants to fix it up, leading...
‘Agricultural-minded’ young ladies may apply to reign in Bloomsburg
Press Enterprise Managing Editor BLOOMSBURG — For the first time in its history, the Bloomsburg Fair will crown a...
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg driver tried to eat packets of heroin when police stopped his vehicle for driving erratically...
National Weather Service estimates may rise in Millville
BENTON — A tornado that tore through the borough here early Monday was stronger than first thought, topping out near...
April 17, 2019
Benton wants voters to decide; Southern backs only basic school repairs
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —Five of seven area school districts that send students to the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech voiced...
Three children taken from parents in rural Orangeville residence
ORANGEVILLE — Police removed three children from their parents’ custody and called in the State Police meth lab team...
Book’s clues and persistence help Berwick woman find the prize
BERWICK — It’s taken eight months, but someone has finally found the treasure token Rick Eisenhauer hid in Berwick Area...
Men’s probation oversight will be transferred to home county
DANVILLE — If a person works in another state’s legal marijuana industry, will his job there be a violation of his...
Cops: Suspects also bought two sets for use in different rooms
HEMLOCK TWP. — Two Berwick residents bought two TVs and allegedly stole four more from Walmart, with one of the...
April 16, 2019
Tornado ravages Benton resort, trailers
BENTON — A tornado packing winds in excess of 100 mph cut a swath of destruction through Benton and vicinity early...
Damage let water reach cafeteria and offices of elementary school
MILLVILLE — Monday’s windstorm tore loose part of the Millville Area Elementary School’s roof, downed power lines and...
STATE COLLEGE — The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that a tornado hit the Benton area overnight, with winds...
Directors vote in favor of least expensive renovation option and keeping ninth grade at school
FRANKLIN TWP. — Some Southern Columbia school directors made it clear Monday night they don’t think district taxpayers...
April 15, 2019
Enhanced learning center is focal point of $20M project
BLOOMSBURG — Starting next school year, Bloomsburg High School students will have an opportunity to earn college...
Danville schools see active learning method paying off in classroom
DANVILLE — Second-graders learning to read in a classroom at the Danville Primary School on a recent morning weren’t...
Berwick man faces charges in mishap at Ukrainian Club
BERWICK — Video footage from the Ukrainian Club on Freas Avenue Jan. 19 shows everyone in the bar suddenly turning...
Two of three in truck deny possession, cops say
NUMIDIA — A police officer pulled over an erratic pickup driver around 2 a.m. on Route 42 and found three men with...
Four cops finally managed to handcuff Wilburton man, police say
WILBURTON — A man who smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated wrestled a police officer for about 15 minutes before...
April 14, 2019
Bloom merchants brave crowds, make sales after fighting parking ban
BLOOMSBURG — Business went on as usual — or better — Saturday at several downtown shops that stayed open during Block...
BLOOMSURG — This year’s Block Party brought out the good, the bad, and the ugly. But mainly, it brought an abundance of...
Both men arraigned on felony charge
BLOOMSBURG — Two men attending Block Party were arrested within 15 minutes of each other for hitting police horses with...
Berwick suspect allegedly angry about towed car, spilled soda
BERWICK — A Berwick man who allegedly threatened to go on a murder spree later shoved down a 70-year-old who...
But directors say district doesn’t need all programs
BERWICK — School directors here reiterated their support for an expansion of the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech, even while...
April 13, 2019
Authorities: Unemployed Catawissa man abused girl, 7
CATAWISSA — A father of three who is engaged to be married surrendered Friday morning to face charges he sexually...
Dad: ‘Star Wars’ films, TV, gaming system, laptop were taken
BERWICK — One of the victims of last weekend’s apartment house fire here got a nasty surprise when he returned home to...
Columbia Colonnade offers farm market, Rage Room as shops leave
BUCKHORN —Another store has moved out of the Columbia Colonnade, with a second soon to close. But as retail chains...
Balance caution against need for activity, doctor advises at BU
BLOOMSBURG —An expert in concussions says athletes, coaches and family members all need to be informed of ways to...
Supers confirm two-year Bulldog, Tigers rivalry
State football powers Berwick and Southern Columbia are going to meet on the field in 2020 to decide the king of the...
April 12, 2019
Police allege Berwick basketball coach had child porn
SALEM TWP. — A Berwick Area School District junior high girls basketball coach and retired elementary school teacher...
NUMIDIA — Campground owners and some regulars who camp at those outdoor resorts raised objections last week to the...
WILLIAMSPORT — A postal employee from Bloomsburg is accused of stealing $12,000 from the U.S. Postal Service, according...
Berwick Police allege Mississippi motorist tried to flee
BERWICK — A man from Mississippi had $12,850 stashed inside an open Tastykake cupcake box behind his driver’s seat when...
Las Vegas man allegedly tossed stolen bag from truck
BUCKHORN — A man’s dreadlocks and lime green shirt enabled police to identify him as a suspect in the theft of a gym...
April 11, 2019
Building is slated to be sold as town officials cite costs
BLOOMSBURG — A 30-year partnership between the town and the Columbia Child Development program is coming to an end,...
Bloomsburg intersection troublesome, witness says
BLOOMSBURG — A crash at the intersection of Railroad and West Main streets Wednesday afternoon sent four people to the...
Danville woman allegedly shopped with client’s card
BLOOMSBURG — A state employee at the public assistance office here is charged with using a stolen benefits card to make...
Middle-priced option could cost district $6.9M
DANVILLE — School board members here say they support a middle-priced option for expanding the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech...
Liquor-license transfer is needed in Scott Township
SCOTT TWP. — The Giant near Bloomsburg hopes to remodel soon to make way for an in-store beer garden. But first, state...
April 10, 2019
Software forecasts river’s overflow in local risk zones
STATE COLLEGE — A new mapping system that predicts the Susquehanna River’s rise on land is being hailed as an early...
To see the National Weather Service’s inundation maps of this area visit the following links (make sure to use all...
Supers put freeze on new operations until review of regulations
SALEM TWP. — Supervisors here voted to put a 180-day halt to any new animal feeding operations, solar energy farms and...
Group about more than LGBT issues, cyber student says
BERWICK — When a classmate at Aaron Redis’ cyber school started saying the same homophobic things that drove him out of...
Officials fear mix-ups if Magnolia is used twice
MAHONING TWP. — A proposed development here needs a new name after Monday’s meeting of the township supervisors. They...
Leaders say they’ll use local money for visitors center
DANVILLE — A state historical commission rejected Montour County’s plans to install an elevator at its jail, which made...
Plan may bring recycling to north
DANVILLE — Recycling may soon be available for residents of northern Montour County thanks to a township supervisor’s...
April 9, 2019
Berwick woman accused of homicide attempt in Sunday crash
BERWICK — The woman who rammed a car through the wall of Bob’s Subs on Sunday was actually aiming for her one-time...
Bulldog and NFL vet to earn $57G as sports chief
BERWICK — The new athletic director for Berwick Area School District is a veteran athlete with experience at the...
Nearly identical addresses deliver worries to Almedia woman’s door
ALMEDIA — Donna Ivey says that for the past five years she’s been mistakenly receiving some of her neighbor’s bills,...
Merchants and others blast plan for Block Party
BLOOMSBURG — After hearing pleas from concerned business owners, event organizers and residents, Town Council voted...
Spending and accountability debates arise
CONYGHAM TWP — Township supervisors are considering building an office space where a storage building on township...
April 8, 2019
Police: Man pawned jewelry of woman, 65, days after her death
For the Press Enterprise HUNLOCK CREEK — A man hired by a 65-year-old woman to remodel her bathroom and do errands...
Crews contain Berwick blaze to single apartment
BERWICK — A blaze at an apartment building left 12 people, including four children, temporarily without a home Sunday...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man taken into custody by police left a bag containing cocaine in a police car after officers...
Woman handcuffed, removed in ambulance
BERWICK — A driver who crashed through the wall of Bob’s Subs on Sunday night was taken away from the scene in...
April 7, 2019
Man guilty of trespass said police owe him apology
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man talked himself into a jail sentence last week by insisting to a judge that he’s a victim...
Some officials don’t want water volunteers to respond
BENTON — A local water rescue team says it has the gear, the training, and the volunteers to help the county with water...
Prosecutors in federal court described Berwick man as a ‘career criminal’
WILLIAMSPORT — A Berwick man who had 280 bags of heroin hidden in a sweatshirt during a 2016 police sting was sentenced...
Prosecutors: Some of surviving pets seized were in fair condition
AVON PARK, Florida — Prosecutors in central Florida have dropped dozens of animal cruelty charges against Berwick’s...
Man allegedly rear-ended car, left woman injured
MAHONING TWP. — A Bloomsburg man rear-ended another car while lighting a cigarette, then fled, but showed up at the...