Press Enterprise Archives

August 19, 2018
Area governments must pay back $82G collected on BU-owned Greenly Center
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County, Bloomsburg, and the Bloomsburg Area School District have been ordered to pay back more...
Two classrooms, hallway damaged in high school blaze, officials say
UNION TWP. — A fire damaged two classrooms and a hallway at Northwest Area High School on Saturday, which may delay the...
Mom of teen’s pal allegedly claimed to be caseworker
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman is accused of identifying herself as a caseworker with Children and Youth so she could get...
Berwick 37-year-old charged with reckless endangerment
BERWICK — A Berwick man who doused his kitchen with gasoline during a domestic dispute claimed he had no intention on...
Michigan men pulled over near Danville exit and are locked up on $100,000 bail each
LIBERTY TWP. — Two men from Michigan were jailed Thursday after they were busted with 38 pounds of marijuana inside...
August 18, 2018
Website raised funds for Berwick graduate’s late son
COROLLA, N.C. — The father of a 5-month-old boy who died suddenly after falling ill on vacation has been arrested on a...
Phone call sent resident, family racing to burning Briar Creek trailer
BRIAR CREEK — Miranda Whitehair was dropping off her mother, Diane, and brother, Mitchell, at work at the Berwick...
South Centre plant’s production floor had taken on water
BLOOMSBURG — The rains that swamped South Centre Township Tuesday night shut down production at Sekisui SPI until...
BLOOMSBURG — A Schuylkill County man was jailed here Friday for resisting arrest, charges say. Here’s what arrest...
BERWICK — A Brooklyn man who fled from a traffic stop reportedly threw a lawn mower at police during the chase,...
August 17, 2018
Official: Plan from ‘11 flood limited damage
SUGARLOAF TWP. — Engineers will have to inspect one of two bridges damaged by floodwaters at Camp Lavigne to determine...
BENTON — Columbia County Emergency Management Agency will open a Multi-Agency Resource Center for any individual or...
‘Bad year’ gets worse for Montour County widow
EXCHANGE — Sandy Brink was about to fall sleep at her home Monday night in the village of Exchange when she heard a...
Sugarloaf Township man facing charges
SUGARLOAF TWP. — A man angered he could not find a chainsaw allegedly attacked his father in a driveway July 26....
Pancreatic cancer claims singer Aretha Franklin at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of...
Police: Vehicle certificate put on with packing tape
NORTH CENTRE TWP. — An Orangeville man stopped for a fraudulent inspection sticker, had stuck it to his windshield with...
August 16, 2018
Tab in Conyngham Township may rise
LOCUSTDALE — Ousted Conyngham Township Secretary Linda Tarlecki cut herself taxpayer-funded checks totaling more than $...
South Centre, Scott townships suffer unusual flooding
LIME RIDGE — The heavy rains Tuesday falling on already saturated fields overwhelmed drainage systems near here,...
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Area School District saw its athletic fields swamped as the Susquehanna River crested here...
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man facing charges in a violent armed robbery last fall has pleaded guilty in a shoplifting...
Homeless man allegedly pushed and stole from ex, fled police
BERWICK — A homeless man pushed his ex-girlfriend to the ground and stole her eyeglasses and $200, police said. The...
August 15, 2018
Hard-hit Benton digs in, mops up
BENTON — As a group of neighbors stood outside Tuesday recounting how floodwaters smashed into their homes in the 200...
Newcomers, vets decide to leave west end
BLOOMSBURG — Thick mud, sump pump hoses, and moving trucks lined the west end of town Tuesday as residents surveyed the...
PennDOT has issued long-term detours to several roads due to Monday’s flooding, including Millville Road, between Route...
Man allegedly found twice in same shed
BERWICK — A Berwick man who told police he was a heavy heroin user was charged with loitering and possession after...
Man was chaplain at GMC, Sacred Heart Villa in ‘70s and ‘80s
Press Enterprise Managing Editor HARRISBURG — Father Arthur Long, a Jesuit priest who served as a chaplain at...
See the grand jury report and responses at https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/report/
August 14, 2018
Rush of water sparks Benton-area rescues
BENTON — Rapidly rising creeks poured into Benton and the surrounding countryside Monday, sending people scrambling to...
BLOOMSBURG — Bolstered by last month’s close call with the rising floodwaters of Fishing Creek, some residents of the...
MAINVILLE — Heavy downpours overnight Monday quickly flooded two creeks here, which set homeowners and township workers...
Reduced property values and water pressure among concerns aired over proposed development
MAHONING TWP. — Neighbors expressed concerns about decreased property value and other issues if a developer builds...
August 13, 2018
Berwick settles fuss after confusion over directing traffic in Briar Creek
BERWICK — Council members had to step in when volunteer fire police directing traffic at a motorcycle run accidentally...
Driver injured in what neighbors say is third pig truck to wreck on Route 42 Narrows
MONTOUR TWP. — A tractor trailer hauling 168 pigs overturned down an embankment, injuring the driver and setting...
Head Start moving to former Berwick elementary; offices eyed for building
BERWICK — The former 14th Street School will once again be an educational facility; the Head Start program for...
48-year-old stopped at 6:13 p.m.
BERWICK — A Shickshinny man driving erratically had a blood-alcohol level four times the legal limit, police said....
Bloom biker’s injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening, officer says
BLOOMSBURG —A motorcyclist hit the back of a car stuck in slow-moving traffic at a traffic light here Sunday, police...
August 12, 2018
Court records: Berwick officer disciplined after probe of alleged affairs
BERWICK — Testimony in the recent federal trial of a Berwick heroin dealer focused nearly as much on the alleged...
WILLIAMSPORT — A federal jury recently found a Berwick man guilty of intending to sell 280 bags of heroin he bought in...
Customer: ID thief ordered $800 iPad
LIME RIDGE — For Marialana Lenhart, Walmart’s website has often given her an easy way to place orders she then picks up...
Bloom woman’s sons allegedly strayed into street
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A Bloomsburg woman, who police say was under the influence of methadone, allowed her two sons, ages...
Pastor of church in Riverside forced to have towering ash taken down
RIVERSIDE — A colossal ash tree that predates the borough by a century and likely started to grow when Benjamin...
August 11, 2018
Riverside couple: Benton-area man took $18G for work he never did, failed to repay the sum
RIVERSIDE — Randy Strouse and his wife hired an acquaintance to remodel the kitchen in their home, but the contractor...
Official: Town plans to add bulb-out
BLOOMSBURG —As a PPL contractor’s crew began packing up their equipment on Iron Street Thursday afternoon, Deb Brennan...
Neighbors complain about dust and trash from plant
BERWICK — Council members vowed to file a lawsuit if Wise Foods, Inc. doesn’t fix its alleged property maintenance...
HETLERVILLE — A man claims he talked to an angel for advice about where he could score crystal meth, and the angel...
Judge sends resisting arrest, aggravated assault charges to court
BERWICK — A man accused of attacking police officers and medics who revived him after an alleged overdose may have been...
August 10, 2018
Authorities: Elysburg staffer swapped saline for fentanyl
DANVILLE — A cardiac invasive specialist at Geisinger replaced a vial of fentanyl with saline, then administered the...
Townhouses, cottages considered for Mahoning Township resort
MAHONING TWP. — The group that purchased the former Frosty Valley Country Club wants to build upscale townhouses and...
Nescopeck man given probation after assault
DANVILLE — A man choked his girlfriend and demanded the password to her phone because he suspected her of talking to...
BERWICK — A Nescopeck man who made a left turn onto a one-way street, traveling in the wrong direction, was high,...
Police say patron on parole ranted, claimed to own business
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man with a history of making threats was arrested after he told bar staff he was going...
August 9, 2018
Rural Stillwater couple summons firefighters from jobs
BENTON TWP. — A rural Stillwater couple lost 20 years of artwork and tens of thousands of dollars in supplies when a...
Jackson Township resident sends assault and weapon case to Columbia County court
BLOOMSBURG — A transgender woman arrested for pepper spraying another woman outside Good Old Days says her gender...
MAHONING TWP. — An $8,000 thermal imaging camera disappeared from a fire scene last week, and the fire chief believes...
Northumberland County: Closing Elysburg spot saves $9G
ELYSBURG — Senior citizens who frequent Elysburg’s senior center will have to find a new place to socialize after Sept...
VALLEY TWP. — A Williamsport woman and a Philadelphia man had 100 bags of crack cocaine in their car during a traffic...
August 8, 2018
Local farmers say they’re suffering on front line of Trump tarriff battle
For the Press Enterprise NORTH CENTRE TWP. — Dave and Delroy Artman collected more than $10 a bushel for their last...
Geisinger says it will investigate claims of injury to woman, 26
DANVILLE — A 26-year-old woman was injured during surgery to remove her gallbladder when a Geisinger surgeon cut her...
Impact shoves truck up embankment, into Danville-area cemetery
VALLEY TWP. — A man lost control of his Ford Mustang GT during a rainstorm Tuesday and collided with a pickup hauling a...
Man allegedly also punched girlfriend in face
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man allegedly pushed his girlfriend down the stairs and punched her, then fled....
Company’s safety system held down flames with mist, chief says
SALEM TWP. — Firefighters from nine municipalities rushed to Western International Gas Tuesday when “a couple” of...
August 7, 2018
Robbers use pizza ruse to burst into Bloom home, steal hundreds in cash
BLOOMSBURG — A fake pizza delivery driver and two armed men forced their way into a home early Monday and tied up the...
Owner pleads guilty to bilking customers; has given back $14G
DANVILLE — The owner of a failed furniture business in Valley Township pleaded guilty to theft in court here Monday for...
Berwick woman has shot to clear record
DANVILLE — Probation was ordered Monday for a Berwick woman who reacted to her firing from the Geisinger Health System...
Bloom suspect pestered clerk, made noise at motel, charges say
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Police were called three times in three separate incidents in one day to deal with a Bloomsburg man...
Berwick suspect charged with having heroin and syringe
BERWICK — A Berwick woman who was hiding in a bathroom when officers arrived to serve a warrant was in possession of a...
August 6, 2018
Bloom shop owners lament unfriendly business climate
BLOOMSBURG — A year-long fight over a shade tree has a couple lamenting the unfriendly business atmosphere created by...
Impact slammed small vehicle against neighbor’s home, injuring driver
VALLEY TWP. — John Hack was just settling down to watch a NASCAR race on TV Sunday afternoon when a feed truck carrying...
Revived user tried to hit, bite cop, EMT, charges say
BERWICK — A man allegedly spit and vomited in the faces of a police officer and EMT when he was revived from a drug...
Son, 5, allegedly in car during attack
BERWICK — A Berwick man attempted to stab his estranged wife’s boyfriend in the front passenger seat of her car on June...