Press Enterprise Archives

September 3, 2018
Berwick board seeking bids to replace roof
NESCOPECK — It appears that elementary students will continue to be taught at the borough school here, and the...
Woman opens second restaurant in Orangeville-area ‘sweet spot’
ORANGEVILLE — Her 17 years working at the Bloomsburg Applebee’s, her business degree and an old cash register for sale...
Ex-Wapwallopen man, 71, may face prison, $40G fines
For the Press Enterprise WILKES-BARRE — The co-owner of a former dog breeding business in Wapwallopen pleaded guilty...
Suspect trespassed at charity drop-off, police say
BERWICK — A Wapwallopen man who ran from police for trespassing at the Salvation Army tripped over an officer’s foot as...
N.C.’s Duke University blocked name of small California winery
Never get between a university and its trademarks. That’s the lesson dozens of people learn every year when they...
September 2, 2018
Suspect allegedly leapt on woman’s bed, threatened her life in son’s view
BERWICK — A Nescopeck man broke into a home Saturday morning, jumped atop his ex-girlfriend on her bed, wrapped his...
Berwick vigil aims to combat stigma of opioid deaths
BERWICK — The last time Brenda Titus saw her son, Jeremy, in June, “he looked good. He looked healthy.” Then the call...
Berwick native performs drag for peers, keeps squadron in ship shape
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story about Joshua Kelley, a sailor from Berwick, was prepared for NBC News. To see more photos of...
Supers say markings near school bus stops will keep pupils safer
MAHONING TWP. — Mahoning Township workers painted new crosswalks on Bloom Road near school bus stops, making it safer...
Husband allegedly questioned her about suspected affair while parked in Centralia
CENTRALIA — A man beat up his wife in a car in the woods here Friday evening after picking her up from work and...
September 1, 2018
Berwick mom feels ‘horrible;’ says service-dog-in-car case should be tossed
BERWICK — A woman cited for leaving her son’s service dog in a car during a heat wave took the complaint to court...
Calios in Bloomsburg aims to offer good food within 15 minutes
BLOOMSBURG — Bruce Wray’s calzone restaurant, Calios, has only been in town for a few months and open less than two...
Berwick mayor says monument to be moved
NESCOPECK — It appears the AMVETS Post 93 here has closed its doors. Representatives of the club, which supported...
Thomas Beaver Free Library names director
DANVILLE — The Thomas Beaver Free Library has a new director, and she brings three decades of experience to the role....
WASHINGTONVILLE — Two people were taken to a hospital after a three-vehicle accident on Route 54 in northern Montour...
August 31, 2018
Bloomsburg neighbor got sewer plant official’s attention
BLOOMSBURG — Leane Coladonato trucked three, 5-gallon buckets of sewage up Main Street Thursday morning and delivered...
Millville man admits simple trespass and public drunkenness in Bloomsburg flap
BLOOMSBURG — A Millville man tried to force his way into a woman’s East Street apartment here before injuring himself...
Accident occurred at Mount Carmel High
MOUNT CARMEL — A teacher and two students were hurt in a minor accident during a science class at Mount Carmel Area...
Witnesses say truck went out of control at Scott Township business
SCOTT TWP. — John Andrezze was in the checkout line at Renco Ace Hardware Thursday afternoon when the building shook...
August 30, 2018
State giving grant to anthracite operation near Centralia
Press Enterprise Managing Editor CONYNGHAM TWP. — With help from state taxpayers, a mining company plans to reopen an...
Son refused to take the stand against Almedia resident
BERWICK — An Almedia man no longer faces charges that he tied up his adult son and imprisoned him for three days, after...
DANVILLE — Geisinger health system is raising its minimum wage for workers by $1 to $11, effective Sept. 30. About...
History buff regrets lack of support for saving Nescopeck house
NESCOPECK — The Cooper House’s days are numbered — and so are its windows. The landmark stone house along Route 93 at...
NEW YORK (AP) — The store isn’t dead for Home Depot, Kohl’s, Best Buy or Target. Many traditional chains have posted...
August 29, 2018
Columbia leaders grudgingly acknowledge $1M mandate
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County officials reluctantly conceded Tuesday they’ll be forced to spend up to $1 million to buy...
Danville man must pay $300, gets shot at clearing record
BLOOMSBURG — A eye doctor who admitted prescribing Oxycodone and Adderall to his husband was ordered to pay a $300 fine...
Councilman urges Bloom to write FEMA on beset couple’s behalf
BLOOMSBURG — Some 30 years ago, Paul Polk purchased a house on Barton Street for his wife, Marie, because it was near...
Man allegedly crashed with alcohol, drug in his system
MONTOUR TWP. — A Bloomsburg man involved in a one-car crash while under the influence of a controlled substance told...
Parent company Commonwealth Health signs a deal to accord in-network access to health plan
WILKES-BARRE — People with health insurance issued by the UPMC Health Plan are now able to use it at Commonwealth...
August 28, 2018
Man who reportedly threatened Trump denies weapons charges
WILLIAMSPORT — An Oklahoma man who reportedly talked about assassinating Donald Trump just days before the president’s...
PennDOT expects flood-damaged roads can be fixed in time for Bloomsburg’s big attraction that opens in September
BLOOMSBURG — The iron bridge that crosses Fishing Creek on Millville Road and the roads leading up to it should be open...
Defender: Youth’s description didn’t match the accused
BERWICK — A homeless man threw gang signs and spoke gibberish when police were questioning him about the alleged rape...
Super: Growths in elementary were not dangerous
MILLVILLE — The school year is set to begin Wednesday for students here, after tests in the elementary school came back...
Investigator looking into Huntington Township blaze
For the Press Enterprise HUNTINGTON MILLS — A State Police fire marshal is looking into a suspicious fire that...
August 27, 2018
Former Weis staffer allegedly helped two women cheat store
BLOOMSBURG — A former Weis Markets worker, accused of stealing an estimated $24,000 from its Beer Cafe, is now charged...
Bloom man completed nearly 8,000 miles on three long-distance trails for rare honor
BLOOMSBURG — Gabe Genovese was packing his hiking gear in the middle of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming the...
Vagrant accused of attack on mentally disabled 17-year-old in parked box truck
BERWICK — A homeless man raped a 17-year-old mentally disabled boy in a box truck after injecting him with meth,...
BLOOMSBURG — A man suspected of drunken driving appeared to be reading a Service Electric bill that he pulled out of...
BERWICK — Wise Snack Foods has begun removing some of the debris that had built up around its factory, says one of the...
August 26, 2018
Neighbors try new argument in Salem hog operation fight
SALEM TWP. — Supervisors here have been told they should address neighbors’ complaints about odors by forcing the Will-...
Police: Berwick man forged client’s checks, looted PalPal account
ALMEDIA — A Berwick man is accused of forging checks and misusing a PayPal account to steal $8,155 while working as a...
Disaster-recovery volunteers sweep into northern Columbia flood zone
ELK GROVE — As residents in northern Columbia County still grapple with the overwhelming mess left by recent flooding,...
Limited manpower hampered response, fire chief says
ELK GROVE — A fire gutted a home in the small village of Elk Grove on Saturday afternoon. It appears the blaze broke...
Maverick lawmaker, presidential hopeful was 81
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed...
August 25, 2018
Thief gets state time after taking WWII veteran mementos
BLOOMSBURG — An emotional burglary victim recently recounted how his house in Catawissa Township was ransacked by a...
BU athletes, volunteers help recent town transplant
BLOOMSBURG — Lancaster transplant Fran Petersen panicked when floodwaters hit her West Main Street home here last week...
Catawissa-area, Montour County incidents alleged
DANVILLE — A former prison guard already accused in two rapes allegedly broke into a Catawissa-area home, jumped on the...
Feds not afraid of safety risks in Salem Township
Press Enterprise Managing Editor SALEM TWP. — The contract between Talen and the unionized operations, maintenance,...
August 24, 2018
Sexual harassment, retaliation are alleged
WILLIAMSPORT -- An ousted Bloomsburg University dean claims he was fired in retaliation for counseling a secretary who...
Businessman gives 400 acres in Montour County to game commission
LIBERTY TWP. — The hunting opportunities along the northern side of Montour Ridge have expanded with the donation of...
Berwick mom says pet is less noisy than dogs
BERWICK — The owner of a rooster defended her bird upon learning council members were considering banning them from the...
HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf agreed to participate in just one debate before the Nov. 6 election with his...
Briar Creek Township secretary says Verizon was notified
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A tree that fell on lines along Water Dam Road during recent heavy rains was still hung up...
August 23, 2018
Truck lost control near Aristes, officials say
ARISTES — Two people were killed Wednesday morning when they were thrown from their pickup, which lost control around a...
Men also in Berwick, Danville, Elysburg, BU
HARRISBURG — Three former priests from St. Columba church in Bloomsburg were among hundreds of Roman Catholic clergy...
Crater has closed business on Front Street in Berwick
BERWICK — A large sink hole roughly 10 feet deep and 10 feet wide opened under the retaining wall at Burger King...
Press Enterprise Managing Editor MILLVILLE — The schools here will not open on their scheduled first day today because...
Democratic Party activist accused of theft to apply for program, lawyer says
BLOOMSBURG — A former supervisor and Democratic Party activist accused of stealing quarters from his employer by...
August 22, 2018
Benton, Central and Vo-Tech beef up security
Press Enterprise Managing Editor SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — As school starts this year, Benton and Central Columbia school...
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Area School Board has unanimously voted to hire its own temporary school security guard...
Abuse took place as child’s mom slept in same bed, charges say
CATAWISSA — A man is accused of fondling a 9-year-old girl in his apartment here while her mother lay asleep in the...
Woman allegedly kept dogs, cats in squalid conditions
For the Press Enterprise SWEET VALLEY — A woman here cropped dogs’ ears, shortened their tails and performed other...
Officials hope classes can begin during Labor Day week after fire at high school
UNION TWP. — School officials are hoping classes at Northwest Area School District will be able to start the week of...
With push from PETA, beasts bust out of their cages
After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Mondelez International...
August 21, 2018
Berwick shop owner who allegedly fled and fought police facing meth charges
BERWICK — The initial call to the Mystery Box Saturday was routine — a burglary alarm had been activated, and police...
Grad of Central and BU will see three-novel sci-fi series published
MAIN TWP. — Central High School and Bloomsburg University graduate Ryan Van Loan is about to become a published author...
Council says jeweler must bear removal, replacement costs
BERWICK — The tree blocking the sign to Nespoli Jewelers can be cut down, council members voted Monday. “It totally...
Bonds OK’d to improve security, athletic fields
BLOOMSBURG — School directors here unanimously approved funding Monday night for a $20 million project to improve...
Group calls off Saturday’s scheduled festival to focus on aid
BENTON — Since Friday, AGAPE has been serving two free meals a day here to help those still recovering from last month’...