Press Enterprise Archives

March 4, 2019
Scott caretaker allegedly stole $2G through debit card entrusted to her
SCOTT TWP. — A caretaker is accused of stealing about $2,200 from her neighbor who trusted her with a debit card to run...
Alleged victim says he wanted suspect out of Slavonic club
BERWICK — An alleged assault victim testified he was trying to get his assailant permanently banned from the American...
HEMLOCK TWP. — A 37-year-old man was drunk when he punched his father in the face during a family dispute Sunday,...
Police: Messages referred to ‘killing (a) few people’ at Bloomsburg-area business
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A man recently fired from a local business told a former co-worker he would be “killing (a) few...
March 3, 2019
Supers must vote by month’s end or shielding kicks in automatically
SALEM TWP. — Supervisors here are holding a public hearing Monday on whether to designate 536.6 acres as part of an...
Danville-area teen allegedly vowed to kill his grandmother
MAHONING TWP. — A Mahoning Township man threatened to kill his family in a series of messages sent to the Danville...
Danville team’s skit about car that runs on olive oil among scores at Odyssey of Mind
BERWICK — Danville sixth-grader Abril Xu and four of her classmates brought the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci to life...
Rescuers cut windshield to cut driver free from wreckage
MIFFLIN TWP. —A Berwick woman had to be cut from her car after it slid off a steep, snowy road here and struck a tree...
Impact of social media has role in ‘Good Kids’
BLOOMSBURG —“Good Kids,” presented by the Bloomsburg University Players, ventures into the uncomfortable subject of...
March 2, 2019
Judge cites ‘common sense’ in sexual misconduct case
BLOOMSBURG — A judge dismissed complaints of negligence against a former Geisinger doctor convicted of harassing a...
Store co-owner fears fallout from brand’s decision
BERWICK— Nike shoes, clothing and backpacks make up roughly a quarter of the sales at Harry’s Sporting Goods. And as...
Police say they also found hundreds of used heroin packets
For the Press Enterprise SALEM TWP. — When police found more than 100 used heroin packets inside a woman’s apartment...
BRIAR CREEK — A Berwick man who attempted to steal nearly $1,000 worth of items from Giant market was caught after his...
Area residents banked $145,703 in winnings for December
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man won $4,000 playing the iLottery game called Super Gems, state records show. That made...
March 1, 2019
Data: Stock slide left health system with $156M deficit
DANVILLE — Geisinger had an extraordinarily successful first six months of its current fiscal year, when you consider...
Southern students make effort to be kind following classmate’s suicide
FRANKLIN TWP. — Students at Southern Columbia High School have been on a mission to make kindness cool in the months...
Facebook users can vote with emojis
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair is asking for the public’s help picking its final act of this year’s grandstand lineup...
‘Peanuts’ pianist composed piece for March 7 service
BLOOMSBURG — The late jazz pianist who composed music for over a dozen “Peanuts” TV cartoons starring Charlie Brown and...
Man faces drug charges in arrests within weeks
BERWICK — A Berwick man was arrested twice in less than a month for numerous drug charges involving meth, court papers...
February 28, 2019
Developer: Warehouse lease has ‘take back’ clause
BLOOMSBURG — A hot tub manufacturer has signed a multi-year lease for the former Windsor Foods plant, effectively...
Kick the Sweet campaign calls on Berwick area to improve diet
BERWICK — A can of Coke has nine teaspoons of sugar in it. Drink two 2-liter bottles, and you’ve downed a pound of...
Charges: Danville woman, 67, yelled homophobic slurs
DANVILLE — A 67-year-old Danville woman harassed a male neighbor because of his sexual orientation, charges say. Mary...
President’s ex-lawyer tells Congress he has no ‘direct evidence’ of collusion with Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the president’s former lawyer on Wednesday cast him as a...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un projected optimism Wednesday as...
February 27, 2019
Rescuers pluck woman from frigid water
MONTOUR TWP. — A woman was rescued from a frigid Susquehanna River after she jumped from the Catawissa river bridge...
Bloom-area suspect allegedly supplied fentanyl-laced heroin
WILLIAMSPORT — A Bloomsburg-area man has been charged with supplying the combination of heroin and fentanyl that killed...
Louisiana company to take over
DANVILLE — Geisinger is farming out its home health and hospice business to a large Louisiana-based for-profit company...
Diocese ‘open’ to idea to save Berwick’s Holy Family, board boss says
BERWICK — A four-person delegation with hopes of saving Holy Family met with Bishop Ronald Gainer and members of his...
Police: Woman flown to Geisinger Monday lost control of car on curve
DANVILLE — A woman who was airlifted due to injuries she suffered in a rollover crash near Wilburton No. 1 on Monday is...
February 26, 2019
Berwick Area Little League steps up to help
BERWICK — School directors were braced for a contentious meeting Monday night when dozens of baseball fans crowded into...
Cops: Brothers fought over child at parents’ home in Elysburg
ELYSBURG — A Friday night fight between twin brothers at the home of their parents ended with one brother firing...
Fabric shelter breaks from straps, lands in Berwick neighbor’s yard
BERWICK — Monday’s strong winds blew a Berwick couple’s fabric carport into their neighbor’s tree. Jared Minner, of...
Bloom residents, dog escape blaze in apartment building
BLOOMSBURG — An apartment fire sparked by a cigarette blown into a hole in the wall Monday caused smoke and damage in...
MIFFLIN TWP. — A 23-year-old who injured his foot in a car crash three weeks ago died Saturday when a clot from a...
February 25, 2019
Man is accused of charging $240, including $43 to a dating website
MONTOUR TWP. — A man is accused of making over $240 in fraudulent charges on a woman’s debit card, including a $43...
Suspect admitted tearing off chunk of skin during fuss with girlfriend’s kin
BLOOMSBURG — A man admitted biting “a chunk of skin” off a finger of his girlfriend’s stepfather when he was turned...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man is accused of selling two antique cameras and other items stolen from an unlocked garage...
She allegedly had meth, heroin when identified in traffic stop
BERWICK — A Nescopeck woman with four warrants out for her arrest was charged with several drug offenses when the...
February 24, 2019
Fair overseers will host Easyriders in June, take charge of beer sales
BLOOMSBURG — A motorcycle rally will be rolling into town in June, bringing thousands of bikers to the fairgrounds for...
Long-ago lawman’s emblem joins historic collection in Catawissa
CATAWISSA — The borough’s controversial police chief was suspended from duty in February 1938 when council’s president...
Area districts making decisions on how to handle new water rule
A new state law will require schools to either begin testing for lead in drinking water or opt out with discussion at a...
Alleged resister struck with police weapon
BLOOMSBURG — A police officer struck a man twice with a baton after the man allegedly became aggressive toward the...
Bloom man has history of heroin and theft charges
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man was ordered to be evaluated for a drug recovery program when he pleaded guilty to...
February 23, 2019
Police chief: Crime stays steady, cops busy
BERWICK — Drug use here skyrocketed in 2018, the police chief says, even though he feels the overall amount of crime...
Bloomsburg woman hoping to capitalize on downtown foot traffic
BLOOMSBURG — A sub shop owner is banking on fresh ingredients and foot traffic to drive business to her new downtown...
BLOOMSBURG — A drunken teen berated a police officer with racial slurs and kicked another officer in the shin as he was...
Briar Creek man locked up in Columbia County
BERWICK — A Briar Creek man had three bags of crystal meth in his pocket when police pulled him over Thursday night for...
Berwick couple hosting foster children to stay with relatives
BERWICK — No one was injured during a trailer fire that displaced a family of five here Friday night. Rick Arner,...
February 22, 2019
Group seeking artists’ input for Bloomsburg landmark
BLOOMSBURG — Five years after the Moose Exchange was nearly destroyed in a fire, plans to restore and revitalize the...
Listening session is a start, priest says
ELYSBURG — JoAnn Sassani attended Bishop Ronald Gainer’s listening session Thursday night looking for answers on how...
Scene of fire could host live, seasonal events
BLOOMSBURG — Just down the block from the Moose Exchange, the Community Strategies Group hopes to develop a “pocket...
NORTH CENTRE TWP. —Police say they caught two men who tore up the township’s only park when the suspects allegedly...
Ashland fire destroys six houses, renders others uninhabitable
ASHLAND — A four-alarm fire destroyed six houses and significantly damaged two more here Thursday. The fire in the...
February 21, 2019
Man cleared of resisting arrest during Bloom school protest
BLOOMSBURG — A jury found a Bloomsburg man guilty of defiant trespass for refusing to leave school grounds during a...
Police: Meth, heroin, pot, brass knuckles, ledger, more found
ROARING CREEK TWP. — A man clocked driving 13 mph above the speed limit with a suspended driver’s license early...
Local driver’s service truck rammed into disabled rig on I-80, police say
LIGHTSTREET — A Berwick truck driver was critically hurt when his service truck slammed into the rear of a disabled...
Police: Woman had 200 bags of powerful opioid
WAPWALLOPEN —Police want the public’s help in locating a Wapwallopen woman who allegedly tried to bring 200 bags of...
Support for same-sex marriage, gay ministers defies church ban
The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly convenes Sunday for a high-stakes, three-day meeting likely to...
February 20, 2019
Nescopeck fire report highlights dispatch hitch
BLOOMSBURG — When Janet Knoblauch called 9-1-1 to report the house next door to her home in Nescopeck was burning, she...
SALEM TWP. — When a fire broke out at 111 E. Sixth St. in Berwick in December, Salem Township firefighters were able to...
Salem mart manager said she was denied a raise, charges say
For the Press Enterprise BERWICK — A former convenience store manager admitted stealing money from the cash register...
But Montour rec group faces a constant grind to find funds despite recent grants
WASHINGTONVILLE —Four years after his organization took over the Montour Preserve, the Montour Area Recreation...
Three people taken to hospital after chain-reaction crash in Benton
BENTON — A minivan was crushed between a pickup and tractor-trailer Tuesday in a chain-reaction crash along Route 487...
Ex-Bloom visitor to register as sex offender
BLOOMSBURG — A Maryland man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing child porn and criminal use of a computer while living...
February 19, 2019
Bower says he wants to help Bloom and put prostitution scandal in past
BLOOMSBURG — Former Mayor Eric Bower is throwing his hat back into the political ring less than a year after pleading...
Resident fighting blaze overcome by smoke; crews save Scott home
SCOTT TWP. — An out-of-control cooking fire sent a man to the hospital and left enough smoke and water damage to...
Bloom work could even start this week
Press Enterprise Managing Editor BLOOMSBURG — The owners of the Pizza Hut here plan to start rebuilding now that their...
Woman and grandson escaped unhurt; two of five dogs still missing after weekend house fire near Rohrsburg
GREENWOOD TWP. — A woman had plugged in an electric frying pan to dry when it caught on fire, leading to a blaze that...
Man shoved his way past pair at security checkpoint
MIFFLINVILLE — When a man caused a commotion at the Orlando International Airport on Saturday, he pushed his way past a...