Press Enterprise Archives

April 6, 2019
Local graduate to fill job with $52G salary
BERWICK — The borough has a new manager, Damien Scoblink, previously head of its civil service commission. Scoblink,...
Shop owner fears fallout of Block Party parking plan
BLOOMSBURG — A plan to close down or restrict parking in municipal lots across town during next weekend’s Block Party...
Bloomsburg woman was on probation when found with opioid, police say
BLOOMSBURG — Samantha Kay Bankes had been on probation until police, sheriff deputies and probation officers swept into...
Police: Shickshinny man denies punching teen
For the Press Enterprise SHICKSHINNY — A 16-year-old had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for head injuries...
Hazleton driver, passenger injured in Scott Township off-ramp wreck
SCOTT TWP. — A speeding driver who tried to swing off an interstate exit at full speed lost control of his car and...
April 5, 2019
Lawmakers say bills benefit economy, environment
SALEM TWP. — A pair of bills aimed at shoring up the state’s nuclear power industry will save 16,000 jobs, keep energy...
Reasonable prices on the menu at Catawissa diner
CATAWISSA — The train station that opened its doors in Catawissa more than a century and a half ago has been reborn....
Planned fundraiser for firefighters is causing a flap in Shickshinny
For the Press Enterprise SHICKSHINNY — A plan by the Shickshinny Fire Co. to serve a fundraising turkey dinner is...
February resulted in lots of lottery love
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville resident has really hit it big, winning $1 million on a $20 scratch-off ticket called $1,000,...
DANVILLE — A Danville woman concealed a Baggie containing heroin in a handwritten note, then tucked it behind a...
April 4, 2019
Couple escapes explosive blaze that destroys ranch home
HEMLOCK TWP. — Fire tore through a home here late Wednesday afternoon, ravaging the L-shaped ranch and attached garage...
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — Firefighters reached a smoky blaze at Steve Shannon Tire & Auto in record time Wednesday...
Woman allegedly swerving, barefoot, drunk
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —Police have charged a woman with drunken driving after they found a pool of red wine at her feet...
Amnesty offer ends on April 13
DANVILLE — The Thomas Beaver Free Library has an offer for those with late fees on their record: Donate a can of food...
April 3, 2019
Boyfriend said he felt a bullet whiz past his ear in woods, police report
GREENWOOD TWP. — A man is accused of firing a handgun at his wife’s boyfriend during an argument last week, court...
Marty prowls aisles of Briar Creek store, alerting workers to spills
BRIAR CREEK — The newest addition to the team at Giant Food Stores here doesn’t talk much, doesn’t need much...
Shick leader denies calling ex-fire chief’s wife ‘adulteress’ and ‘crackhead’ online
For the Press Enterprise SHICKSHINNY — The wife of Shickshinny’s former fire chief has filed a civil lawsuit against...
Friend of fugitive charged with failing to pay hefty tab for ride from York to Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — A York man not only fled from police here last week after they tried to question him, but he also stiffed...
One student jailed on $25G bail after raid on men’s apartment
BLOOMSBURG — Two criminal justice students at Bloomsburg University are accused of dealing marijuana out of their...
April 2, 2019
Project at high school complex includes floodwall and turf fields
BLOOMSBURG — Contractors will begin work this month on $20 million in planned improvements to the Bloomsburg High...
Members of Benton Boomers group to share drumming benefits in Caribbean
BENTON — Some of this town’s older residents have taken up an activity you might not expect to see — or hear — at a...
Berwick man charged with assault, threats
BRIAR CREEK — A man allegedly slammed a 10-year-old boy’s head through the wall of a trailer. The boy reported the...
Men’s mom reported ID error, charges say
SCOTT TWP. — A Berwick man lied to police by giving an officer his brother’s name during a recent drug bust near the...
U-Haul toppled a second sign, tree in Salem along Route 11
SALEM TWP. — A U-Haul van veered across two lanes on Route 11, taking out the sign in front of the State Police...
April 1, 2019
Inspection finds well contamination; cost of project estimated at $13M
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A recent inspection of private on-lot sewers in South Centre Township yards describe the township’s...
Philly trio charged with stealing cash, drugs at pharmacy
BENTON — A trio from Philadelphia allegedly broke into a Benton-area pharmacy, stealing drugs and cash, before their...
Ag class at Central Columbia builds homes for a top-flight pollinator in need of protection
BLOOMSBURG — Some students at Central Columbia Area School District are spending their agriculture class building homes...
Police: Psychedelic mushrooms found in dorm
BLOOMSBURG — When confronted by police about psychedelic mushrooms found in her dormitory room, a Bloomsburg University...
Plea gives defendant chance to clear record of most serious charge
BLOOMSBURG — A man told a judge Wednesday that he shot a dog after two canines had attacked chickens on his property...
March 31, 2019
BU board not told about Kutztown deal before hiring exec, former trustee says
BLOOMSBURG — When Bashar Hanna left his position as a dean at Kutztown University in 2009, he and the school signed a...
Town resident remains fan of students’ spring volunteerism tradition
BLOOMSBURG — Count Sandy Smith as one town resident who is a huge fan of Bloomsburg University students. She’s been...
Boyfriend allegedly trashed pair’s home
ALMEDIA — A 54-year-old man allegedly trashed the house he shared with his girlfriend, then strangled and beat her when...
Two unfamiliar vehicles along Old Berwick Road raised resident’s suspicions, officers say
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A police officer’s inquiry about a man’s sunglasses case led to the man’s arrest Friday night on...
March 30, 2019
Police revive man found passed out with pants down
SCOTT TWP. — Police who pulled over a car for a broken headlight found themselves resuscitating a man passed out in the...
Floodwall expansion begins as rain falls on Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — After more than two years of planning, officials broke ground on Bloomsburg’s newest floodwall expansion...
Upgrades slated for former manufacturing site, rail bridge
DANVILLE — A $1 million state grant will allow a local economic development group to upgrade a former manufacturing...
Unemployed suspect charged with felony drug dealing and other counts
BERWICK — When police saw a man walking the streets alone with a backpack after 2 a.m. Friday, they thought he looked...
March 29, 2019
Hobbie couple: Phone, Net firm charged us 76 times
HOBBIE — Frontier Communications cleaned out a couple’s bank account of almost $8,000 by charging them 76 times for the...
HARRISBURG — Situations like the one facing the Conklins are unusual, says Tanya McCloskey, acting consumer advocate...
Bloomsburg Police: York man is facing charges including aggravated assault
BLOOMSBURG — A man considered armed and dangerous is sought by Town Police as the suspect who fled officers Wednesday...
Felling decayed sugar maple revealed odd sight in Scott Township
SCOTT TWP. — A majestic sugar maple that shaded The Inn at Turkey Hill along Central Road here for decades had to be...
Donations taken at free shows in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — Wesley United Methodist Church is spending thousands of dollars to bring music acts to the area ranging...
Montour County officials tout benefits, are loath to hike taxes
DANVILLE — Montour County commissioners say the county isn’t paying staff what they deserve, making it hard to keep...
March 28, 2019
Former nursing school’s demolition set for May
DANVILLE — A piece of Geisinger Medical Center’s campus that has been there since the hospital’s founding 104 years ago...
Fairgrounds toll set at $13,000
BLOOMSBURG — A 17-year-old town boy admitted to a judge Wednesday that he participated in a January theft and vandalism...
Bloom officer suffers minor injuries in scuffle with escaping detainee
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man escaped from police on Wednesday afternoon as they attempted to search him near the...
He allegedly fondled girl while smoking pot on bed with her mom
BLOOMSBURG — A Catawissa man pleaded guilty to corrupting a young girl by having sexual contact with her. Prosecutors...
Columbia-Montour chapter raises $520G, plan move to new offices on Main Street
BLOOMSBURG — The United Way of Columbia and Montour County surpassed its 2018 fundraising goal by $10,000, collecting $...
March 27, 2019
Berwick man sought for allegedly endangering children, 5 and 9
BERWICK — Police are looking for a Berwick man they say repeatedly locked two children in closets as punishment. The...
Provost has history of tech innovations
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University’s newly appointed provost says she wants to bring a “bold vision” that’s aimed at...
Pedestrian knocked unconscious in Madison, taken to hospital
MADISON TWP. — A man hit by a car Tuesday night along Route 42 suffered significant injuries, losing consciousness for...
Modular building going up next to Scott motel along Route 11
SCOTT TWP. —Crews are in the midst of building a new home and office space next to the Relax Inn on Route 11. Vision...
Agency letter to Montour County residents says most of Danville’s mail still sent to old numbers
DANVILLE — The U.S. Postal Service is delivering a message to Montour County residents: Use the new addresses assigned...
March 26, 2019
Lawsuit blaming message sender in deadly 2016 crash is dismissed
BLOOMSBURG — A lawyer argued in a recent lawsuit that a person sending a text message should be held responsible if a...
Dinosaurs roaming Mifflin building for sale serve as attention-getter
MIFFLIN TWP. — Photos advertising a Hetlerville Road house for sale here highlight the hardwood floors, the shower —...
Ex-school exec to earn $450 a day as board begins replacement hunt
DANVILLE — Danville schools named a former district administrator as interim superintendent Monday night, after the...
Bloom pair paid installer for air-conditioning installation he never even started, charges say
BLOOMSBURG — An air conditioning contractor from West Pittston was arraigned recently for allegedly bilking a...
11 people, nine corporations in three states accused of fraud
HARRISBURG — The state attorney general’s office charged the co-founder and former executives of an addiction treatment...
March 25, 2019
Former husband accused of stalking, and boyfriend allegedly beat her, breaking ribs
BERWICK — A woman who was allegedly stalked electronically by her ex-husband told police that her new fiancé beat her,...
Youth ministers join to organize seminar on area opioid crisis
When a member of Bloomsburg’s Shiloh Bible Church died from an opiate overdose, Youth Director Brandon Glenn wanted to...
Mueller found no clear answer in obstruction probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “...
Shickshinny neighbor charged in dispute
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Shickshinny man pointed a loaded shotgun at his neighbor and threatened to kill him on Feb. 17,...
Once in system, girls seek donations for others instead of birthday gifts
BERWICK — Both Brooklyn and Kenzie Wright know what it’s like to grow up as foster kids. So it was easy for them to...
March 24, 2019
Officials sought advice after Hanna sex harassment claims, emails show
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University retained a Philadelphia public relations firm after sexual harassment allegations...
Milton native lands show on HGTV
BLOOMSBURG — HGTV stars Aubrey and Bristol Marunde of “Flip or Flop Vegas” traveled thousands of miles from their home...
SPCA sues to end owners’ rights to abandoned dog found in Danville
DANVILLE — A pit bull named Diesel is the focus of a lawsuit in Montour County seeking termination of the owners’...
Residents’ rates will stay the same after deal is sealed, but bills will change to monthly, super says
MAHONING TWP. — The township and SUEZ Water Pennsylvania are scheduled to close on the sale of the township water and...