Press Enterprise Archives

October 5, 2018
Lawyer: Answers needed before Salem could act on sewer order
SALEM TWP. — A township supervisor here says it’s unfair that residential properties are required to hook into the...
SALEM TWP. — A township supervisor who tried to fire the township manager in August says the manager’s position shouldn...
Victim was 26
ALMEDIA — A man was found dead of what police suspect is a drug overdose here Thursday morning, police in South Centre...
Berwick man jailed
BERWICK — A Berwick man upset at how police handled his suicidal brother is now in jail after threatening the officers...
Feds give green light to open up $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise conduit through Columbia
TULSA, Oklahoma — Natural gas will begin flowing through the $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline that cuts...
October 4, 2018
Borough zoners say metal firm in midst of planned ‘gateway’
BERWICK — Plans to turn a former train station into a destination for outdoor enthusiasts were dealt a blow Wednesday...
Cheetah Chassis head: Tariffs to thank for expansion
BERWICK — Cheetah Chassis is hiring 80 to 100 workers, and the company has tariffs to thank for the new jobs, the...
Accused of weapons charges, suspect will remain in custody
WILKES-BARRE — The son of a retired district judge will remain in custody on weapons charges after a federal judge...
HEMLOCK TWP. — A woman had returned home Monday from an afternoon errands run to Buckhorn, done her laundry and carried...
Gov. Wolf expected to sign legislation into law
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers on Wednesday passed the first anti-violence legislation in more than a decade...
October 3, 2018
Judge: Assets to go to Berwick Fire Board after debts paid
BLOOMSBURG — An auctioneer will pay off the rest of Berwick’s Defender Fire Co.’s debts and then turn any money left...
Flooding compels owner to raise home, maybe lower insurance
BENTON — Starla Grassley planned to have her large century-old home off Main Street raised to a higher level even...
Suspect struck shop in downtown Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — A robber snatched a cash register and a large sum of money from a downtown business Monday afternoon,...
Bloomsburg top cop: Film figures were scouting local talent
BLOOMSBURG — During Fair Week, a pair of talent scouts approaching women in town about a movie project raised an alarm...
WASHINGTON — About 225 million electronic devices across the United States will wail and buzz this afternoon as the...
October 2, 2018
State of former Geppetto’s has Berwick officials worried
BERWICK — The former Geppetto’s building here isn’t in imminent danger of collapsing, an engineer told the borough, but...
Bloom man jailed for allegedly threatening would-be rescuer
BLOOMSBURG — A town man was locked up early Monday after police said he pulled a gun on his girlfriend’s father during...
ATM-style machine dispenses some prescriptions in lobby
DANVILLE — Geisinger patients now have the option to fill some prescriptions and buy over-the-counter medications at an...
Officers found son yelling at hallucinations
DANVILLE — A man was high on cocaine and other drugs when found jumping on his mother’s car and screaming at imaginary...
Lewisburg hospital to stay independent, but share in technology, joint $265M investment
LEWISBURG — Announcing a new affiliation with Geisinger, Evangelical Community Hospital here said Monday it will remain...
SCOTT TWP. — A woman with a history of drug use told an officer she was clean and sober, but ended up charged with meth...
October 1, 2018
Rainy days may have eroded total, down 5,000 from 2017
BLOOMSBURG — A few rainy days didn’t deter the crowds this year, with more than 400,000 fairgoers passing through The...
Bloom-area man allegedly clubbed her in money spat
BLOOMSBURG — A man is accused of fracturing his wife’s skull by hitting her over the head with a metal-handled broom...
Charging stations coming soon to Scott Township convenience store
SCOTT TWP. — Work continues on the construction of an electric car charging station at Sheetz in Scott Township....
Officers allegedly saved man from hanging
BERWICK — A woman allegedly became belligerent with police and was arrested after officers intervened in a family...
Danville High School honorees range from writer to administrators
For the Press Enterprise DANVILLE —One Danville High graduate, the late Elsie Woodruff Hamel, worked her way into an...
September 30, 2018
Berwick group envisions revived borough gateway as ‘Next Step’
BERWICK — A civic group wants to convert a former train station near the Susquehanna River into a meeting place for...
Mine fire journalist condemns ‘malicious vandalism’
CENTRALIA —Someone dumped and burned the tires off rims in one of the large cracks on Graffiti Highway here, according...
BLOOMSBURG — A doctor accused of endangering a patient by being intoxicated while assisting in emergency surgery, then...
Girl, 5, found wandering before, records show
BERWICK — A Berwick woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of her 5-year-old daughter, who was found...
Leaders salute patrolman’s off-duty heroism
BERWICK — A Berwick police officer on a family getaway used CPR to revive a man who had no pulse. Ptlm. Christopher...
September 29, 2018
Owner blames flood damage; Benton golf coach laments loss
BENTON — The owner of Mill Race Golf and Camping Resort announced Friday that this season looks to be its last. “...
Nightmares still trouble Orangeville 94-year-old who serves at Bloom Fair stand
BLOOMSBURG — Even now, at age 94, Eugene Derr has nightmares about the day in October, 1944 when he watched Navy...
Officers: Homeless woman said drug need fueled thefts
Press Enterprise staff BERWICK — A homeless woman who broke into a home last month, stealing guns and other items,...
Man nearly hit parked car, court papers say
BERWICK — A Hazleton man was under the influence of multiple drugs when he was pulled over for a traffic violation,...
Suspect’s lawyer fighting remaining charges over notebook
BLOOMSBURG — A man accused of having a notebook containing handwritten descriptions of child sex abuse that was found...
September 28, 2018
Bloom man sentenced to 1-2 years in county lockup, fined $5G
BLOOMSBURG — A former philosophy professor will spend 1 to 2 years in county jail for having child pornography on an...
Berwick building tour revealed pools of water, case says
BERWICK — One week after buying the Geppetto’s building on West Front Street a little more than five years ago, Wade...
Catawissa volunteers’ stand still fills chairs
BLOOMSBURG — Sharon Sober had some unexpected downtime inside St. John’s Community Church of Catawissa’s Bloomsburg...
Country Hall of Famer promoting latest album at Bloom show
BLOOMSBURG —With 21 Grammy awards, 26 million albums sold, and a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame, it’s hard to...
Sales of fentanyl detectors soar; experts question accuracy
NEW YORK — The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin...
September 27, 2018
Water a concern for Berwick officials
BERWICK — A complaint about a vacant downtown building that appears to have a leaky and damaged roof caused officials...
BERWICK — The 17-year-old girl injured in the collapse of the Masonic Building was released from the hospital Tuesday...
Amish Outlaws draw an enthusiastic crowd at Bloomsburg Fair
BLOOMSBURG — In the Amish community where Ezekiel Smith grew up, there was no electricity and all musical instruments...
Fair showcases gadgets for contraband
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair has a new exhibit this year — a replica of a teenager’s messy bedroom filled with...
Widow’s former Valley Township shop faced debt
DANVILLE — The owner of a furniture business who was arrested for failing to fulfill orders has been sentenced to...
September 26, 2018
Son of Berwick graduate was abused, authorities allege
CURRITUCK, N.C. — The father of a 5-month-old baby who died during a family vacation has been charged with murder. A...
Fairgrounds project delights Southern kids
BLOOMSBURG — In the “back older times,” second-grader Timmy Gearhart wouldn’t have had a TV, video games, or even...
Fernville woman must pay $560, do community service
DANVILLE — A Bloomsburg school director charged with stealing a luxury golf umbrella that belonged to another...
BLOOMSBURG — The decision to force a Civil War historian to remove Confederate flags from a historical display outside...
Rural Shickshinny man in federal custody on gun charge
WILKES-BARRE — The son of a retired Shickshinny Senior District Judge is in federal custody for illegally possessing a...
September 25, 2018
Civil War historian leaves Bloom Fair after order to drop Confederate flags
BLOOMSBURG — A historian and Civil War re-enactor left the Bloomsburg Fair this weekend after fair officials told him...
Officials promise protection while in Columbia lockup
BLOOMSBURG — A transgender woman expressed concern for her safety when sentenced to prison for assaulting another bar...
Police: Woman, 81, appeared to have been stricken at wheel of truck
FISHING CREEK TWP. — An 81-year-old woman who crashed into a van and a house Monday afternoon appeared to have suffered...
Contest-winning ventroliquist visits ailing kids before fair show
DANVILLE — A year after taking the top spot in Season 12 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and garnering the most votes...
Man allegedly offered to rehire woman at Super 8
VALLEY TWP. — A motel manager groped a former female employee whom he had recently fired, State Police said. Mir Y....
September 24, 2018
Scott woman allegedly hosted three underage drinking parties at home
SCOTT TWP. — A woman is accused of hosting three parties at a home in Sherwood Village where she supplied alcohol to...
Defendant awaits sentencing after repaying Elks $1G
BLOOMSBURG — An Orangeville woman has pleaded guilty to stealing about $1,000 in cash raised during a benefit gun...
Bloomsburg’s 1918 Red Cross Street Fair thrown as WWI fundraiser
EDITOR’S NOTE: One hundred years ago, American “doughboys” were fighting in France as the First World War ground on....
Man first accused of selling coke
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg University football player who was arrested for selling cocaine pleaded guilty under a...
September 23, 2018
State wants to keep money despite prosecutors dropping criminal case
DANVILLE — The traffic stop of a tailgating recreational vehicle on a remote stretch of Interstate 80 turned into the...
32-year-old charged in Catawissa fight
CATAWISSA — A bloodied, disoriented man walked into Catawissa’s police station Thursday afternoon and reported he had...
Beer-flavored confection, mix for wine slushies among offerings
BLOOMSBURG — The flavor of some Bloomsburg Fair food stands is surprisingly booze-infused this year. A whoopie pie...
Woman sentenced to life in ex-husband’s murder withdraws lawsuit over mail
WILLIAMSPORT — Maria Sanutti-Spencer indicates in a recent lawsuit that she is appealing her murder conviction to the U...
September 22, 2018
Crews tearing down Berwick building reveal kiddie pools
BERWICK — Some former tenants of the Masonic Building that partially collapsed Wednesday say it had been leaking badly...
BERWICK — Workers began demolishing the remains of the Masonic Building Friday, despite what officials said was a last-...
New case threatened
SALEM TWP. — One chapter of a four-year legal fight between the owners of a hog farm and their neighbors appears to be...
Floral fairytale, rides not to be missed at Bloom Fair
BLOOMSBURG — As the Bloomsburg Fair kicks off its 163rd year, here’s a list of the Top 10 things not to miss: Judging...
Casey opponent for Senate touts tax cuts, flood protection
BLOOMSBURG — Congress earmarked an extra $33 million for Capitol Hill security last year, just nine days after a man...
Motorcyclist first wrecked on Route 11 at Bloom
BLOOMSBURG — A minivan struck an injured motorcyclist as he tried to crawl off Route 11 after his cycle had crashed...