Press Enterprise Archives

April 13, 2016
Board votes to drop per capita levy, saving every adult in district $10
BERWICK — School directors here are planning to cut taxes next year — a move almost unheard of, especially this year,...
Rural Orangeville driver, 71, thrown from rolling vehicle, state troopers say
CLARKSTOWN — An Orangeville-area man died Monday morning in Lycoming County when he was thrown from a rolling van...
Man and wife hurt after he missed sign, hit pickup, police say
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A man and woman in their 80s were both transported to a hospital Tuesday after the man drove...
Contract offers health options similar to ones teachers receive
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A strike threatened today by Central Columbia support staff was averted Tuesday as union members...
150 turn out to hear proposed fixes for dangerous Danville-area intersection
VALLEY TWP. — Adding a roundabout along with other improvements is the best option to reduce crashes near Routes 54 and...
April 12, 2016
Berwick suspect reportedly confessed to sex abuse of 6-year-old
BERWICK — A 75-year-old borough man sexually abused a little girl eight years ago, telling police he would “play around...
Berwick Police: Weapons charge dropped here, but ATF will likely pick up case
BERWICK — A Berwick man accused of creating a homemade arsenal that included exploding arrow bombs saw his most serious...
Couple says complex is commercial project, doesn’t fit farm area
NORTH CENTRE TWP. — A couple living near the site of a proposed rodeo complex has filed an appeal in county court to...
Recent frigid nights had farmers scrambling to save buds
Fruit growers pulled all-nighters trying to save their harvest from last week’s cold snap. Now, they’re nervously...
75 turn out to plan playground overhaul
DANVILLE — About 75 people showed up Monday night in an effort to save Kidsville at the Washies playground. “I’m...
Victim mixed Xanax, marijuana wax, official says
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University freshman who accidentally overdosed in his dorm has died after spending nearly a...
April 11, 2016
Alleged accomplice tried to rip off van’s license plate, flee, charges say
SCOTT TWP. — A woman confronted for shoplifting began throwing stolen DVDs and other items all over the store, court...
Power company securing loans with area plants
BELL BEND — Talen Energy is borrowing more than $3 billion, putting its power plants in Salem Township and...
Amish family spared serious harm; horse bolts, but is rounded up, OK
GREENWOOD TWP. — An Amish family on the way to Sunday morning services escaped serious harm when a car hit their horse-...
Bloomsburg motorist faces DUI charges
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg woman who nearly struck an officer with her car as he was conducting a traffic stop along...
Completed registration forms due Friday for music contest
BLOOMSBURG — Musically talented teens will again get their chance to shine at this year’s First Columbia Teen Star...
April 10, 2016
Bloom eighth-grader’s essay leads to ‘crazy’ plea to board
BLOOMSBURG — Eighth-grader Zipporah Hornberger recently stood in front of Bloomsburg Area’s school board, shaking...
Retirement will idle Orangeville shop for the first time since 1911
ORANGEVILLE — Come Saturday, Main Street in Orangeville will be without a barber shop for the first time in 105 years...
Six prisoners seek nearly $2M from Columbia County
BLOOMSBURG — Six inmates have sued Columbia County officials for a total of $1.9 million, claiming their civil rights...
Future engineer organized project with mentors at high school, BU
BLOOMSBURG —A Central Columbia senior is a published author in an academic journal. Stephen Eyerly, 17, and his...
STATE COLLEGE — State university professors have delayed taking any strike action until after the academic year ends in...
April 9, 2016
Law enforcement, state and school officials discuss problem
FRANKLIN TWP. — Local students as young as sixth grade have been known to spread explicit images of one another, firing...
Cops: Man had surgery
FERNVILLE — A fight between two men at a bus stop left one of the combatants with facial fractures that required...
Addition will allow travel from Riverlands to Nanticoke park
SHICKSHINNY — The Susquehanna Warrior Trail is growing longer — workers have started building a new section that will...
Bloom chief promises ‘zero tolerance policy’
BLOOMSBURG — For the second year in a row,no one has applied for a large-party permit ahead of the April 16 Block Party...
BLOOMSBURG — The union that represents Bloomsburg University’s faculty as well as educators from the 13 other State...
April 8, 2016
Suit: Pets part of Berwick woman’s estate
BERWICK — A man is suing his dead sister’s boyfriend for refusing to part with her two toy poodles, court records show...
Sister pleads guilty to theft and is fined
BERWICK — The nun who made headlines across the nation when she was caught stealing at a store has now pleaded guilty...
Millville, Bloom educators transform classes using hybrid format
MILLVILLE — At certain times each day, Jennifer Snarski’s first-grade classroom at Millville transforms into three...
SCOTT TWP. —An indoor soccer facility here abruptly shut down April 1, offering refunds but little explanation,...
SHICKSHINNY — A scammer made a major mistake when she tried to trick a local man — she pretended to be calling on...
April 7, 2016
Woman’s federal lawsuit against Columbia claims unfair treatment
BLOOMSBURG — A female deputy sheriff is suing the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for sexual discrimination. Sheriff...
Spencer in-law a step nearer facing charges in area
BLOOMSBURG — Murder suspect Anthony Rocco Franklin’s stay in Argentina may soon be coming to an end. Franklin, whom...
Boards from historic county poor farm building will go into attraction
BLOOMSBURG — Officials are planning a good ol’ fashioned Amish barn-raising at the 2016 Bloomsburg Fair, after getting...
Officials: Talks progress; school would stay open
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Central Columbia is still bracing for a possible April 13 strike by about 30 cafeteria, custodian...
Millville-area man accused of cooking drug at kin’s home seeks rehab stay
MILLVILLE — A Millville-area man accused of operating a meth lab at his mother’s house is now trying to get into a...
April 6, 2016
Southern official insists executives shop for rate less than $105 an hour
FRANKLIN TWP. —Southern Columbia has been paying a plumber $105 an hour for his services, and now a school director...
Danville playground’s fate hangs in balance, fire company hosts say
DANVILLE — Kidsville at the Washies playground needs volunteers to get it ready for summer or it could be demolished....
Despite Dem drives to register residents, area Republicans gain triple the members
BLOOMSBURG — Republicans drew three times as many new voters in Columbia County as Democrats, despite concerted efforts...
Probation violator: ‘He loves his beer more than me’
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman must stay in jail for three more weeks for violating her probation by going back to a man’...
Nescopeck man worked on massive landscape jigsaw for two years
NESCOPECK — Carl Whitmire has a passion for puzzles. He once spent 500 hours over two years putting together a giant...
April 5, 2016
Talen mum on possible refit to add natural gas
WASHINGTONVILLE — The long-term fate of the coal-fired power plant here could be decided in the next 90 days. That’s...
Police: Residents insisted on doing cleanup themselves
JERSEYTOWN — The residents of a home that contained a meth lab told police they would clean up the potentially toxic...
Up to 2,000 throng Berwick church, say goodbye to storied coach
BERWICK — Mourners came from all over the country, then stood in a chilly drizzle Monday to say goodbye to Coach George...
Trio took $300 in merchandise, Tri County Lumber boss says
BERWICK — A security camera caught a thief stuffing a tool down the back of his pants before going to the counter to...
Stricken Danville driver ‘blacked out,’ police say
MAHONING TWP. — A car ended up on top of a guardrail and nearly struck a mail vehicle Monday when the driver suffered a...
April 4, 2016
Officials explain manager raises, say they’ll review their stipends
BERWICK — Berwick Area Joint Sewer Authority board members get $350 per month for a service that Danville board members...
BERWICK — Four positions became unnecessary after the Berwick Area Joint Sewer Authority made some changes in how it...
Man may block access to rural Columbia lot if dumping doesn’t stop
FISHING CREEK TWP. — Dale Ruhmel has allowed fishermen to park on his property here for a few years now, but he’s...
Suspect allegedly vandalized cells, swatted a guard
PAXINOS — A Paxinos man drilled holes in his bedroom wall to spy on young girls while they changed and used the...
Student may have been drugged
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student may have been drugged and sexually assaulted in a residence hall early...
District couldn’t find enough substitutes to stay open, super says
BERWICK — Classes at Berwick Area School District have been canceled today after too many people called off work to...
Class leads state in stock market game, at one point turning $100G into $121G
BERWICK — A team of Berwick students rocketed to lead the state in the Stock Market Game Legislative Challenge. The...
April 3, 2016
Berwick husband is accused of holding blade to woman’s throat and abdomen
BERWICK — A Berwick man accused of holding a steak knife to his wife’s throat, back and stomach fought back tears in...
Soccer spectators chase couple of scared pets after suspected DUI wreck outside Central High
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — The crowd at a soccer match rallied to chase down two frightened dogs who fled the wreckage of...
Water and sewer official: Media presents distorted information to residents
MAHONING TWP. — The township’s water and sewer authority has hired a public relations firm to give residents “more...
Teen invites other players to ‘hit a knee’
BERWICK — A 17-year-old football player organized a short tribute to Coach George Curry that drew around 125 people to...
BERWICK — The Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts closes its doors today for a three-month hiatus. But when...
April 2, 2016
Berwick mourns as Coach Curry succumbs at age 71
BERWICK — School and borough flags were lowered to half-staff Friday as Berwick mourned George Curry, the winningest...
Man racks up slew of charges after allegedly fleeing over inspection sticker
BERWICK — A driver led police on a chase out of town and back, blowing through 18 stop signs, dumping his Jeep at...
Local judge dismissed charges
DANVILLE — A state appeals court has reinstated DUI charges against a Mahoning Township woman whose case was dismissed...
Woman, two tots OK after wreck near Southern Columbia schools
LOCUST TWP. — A mother and her two small children were taken to the hospital after the woman tried to shoo a mosquito...
April 1, 2016
Harbor Freight discount chain may lease Buckhorn firefighters’ land
HEMLOCK TWP. — Harbor Freight, a discount tool and equipment chain, is in talks to lease land owned by the Buckhorn...
CATAWISSA — A man followed a stranger’s car from Bloomsburg to Catawissa, then hopped out at a stoplight and threatened...
Lightstreet Hotel owners mark 160th anniversary this weekend
LIGHTSTREET — Dating back to before the Civil War, the Lightstreet Hotel is still going strong — with two Central...
Army veteran hangs up tools at Kawneer in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — When George Beaver started at Kawneer in 1966, most of the machines he and his coworkers used to help...
Woman gets state time as Berwick son shows wound
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man stuck up for his mother as she was being sentenced for stabbing him in the chest with a...
March 31, 2016
Columbia County prisoner from N.Y. claims gang ties
BLOOMSBURG — A Columbia County inmate accused of punching his cellmate made several allegations against prison guards...
Autoneum should be protected by July, official says
BLOOMSBURG — The Autoneum auto-carpet plant here should be protected from potential floodwaters by the end of June, a...
PAXINOS — Geisinger Health System has purchased the former Paper Magic warehouse in Ralpho Township for $1.6 million...
Freshman, 19, accused of indecent exposure and harassment after Montour Hall episode
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University freshman exposed himself and masturbated while hovering next to his roommate’s bed...
Husband seeking Berwick Police records tells borough to brief pupils
BERWICK — A man involved in a court case against the borough tried to turn the matter over to a group of high school...