Bloomsburg, PA
News from BLOOMSBURG

Bloomsburg, Columbia County's seat, is the only incorporated town in Pennsylvania. The relaxed rural atmosphere characteristic of central Pennsylvania is balanced by stimulating cultural and recreational activities.


Published on September 19, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Philadelphia man who grabbed cash registers at two local businesses in robbery attempts pleaded guilty Friday to both crimes, but he...
Published on September 18, 2019 - Page 14
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg had goals from Emma Wagner and Lindsey Fogelsanger, who scored with five seconds left in the game, to lead the Panthers to a...
Published on September 17, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A new amendment aimed at easing recovery for those living in the floodplain was quietly approved Monday night, nearly two months after a...
Published on September 17, 2019 - Page 17
BLOOMSBURG — The ninth annual 500-piece covered bridge puzzle has arrived, the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau announced Monday. This year’s...
Published on September 16, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Starting today, Kidsburg will be closed indefinitely, as construction crews begin removing trees in preparation for the new floodwall....
Published on September 16, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — About two dozen people cleared out of the Capital Bar and Grill early Sunday after a man wanted in Florida threatened to “shoot this...
Published on September 16, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Nearly 1,000 homes scattered throughout town lost power Sunday night after a transformer explosion at PPL’s electric substation on...
Published on September 16, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A woman shaking and crying hysterically told police a man shoved her to the ground early Sunday, court papers say. Witnesses told...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A decade ago, Bloomsburg’s “blueprint” for the town included making the town a friendly place for walkers and bikers. Now it’s one...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A new worship community has taken root in downtown Bloomsburg. Calling their new “seed church” The Table, this Evangelical Christian...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University freshman was found dead Saturday morning after falling down the steep rocky cliff below the Crag Mansion. A...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 9
BLOOMSBURG — Here are property transfers recorded during July at the Columbia County Courthouse: Beaver Township • Tricia A. Miernicki to Jon R....
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 26
BLOOMSBURG — Madison Whitesell scored the game-winning goal for Central Columbia just minutes into the second half to take down Bloomsburg, 2-1....
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 30
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Monday — Columbia County Christian School, 10:30...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 30
BLOOMSBURG — Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church this week: • Monday: Joyce Brobst and Connie Foust;...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 31
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County Hare Raisers Rabbit and Poultry 4-H Club’s 2019 Poultry Achievement Show was held Aug. 24 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 31
BLOOMSBURG — On Sept. 7 at the Bloomsburg American Legion Post 273, five veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor. Their military stories follow: •...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 33
BLOOMSBURG — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in the Horticultural Building at the Bloomsburg Fair.
Published on September 14, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Autoneum is due a $60,000 property tax refund after reaching an agreement with the town, Columbia County and the Bloomsburg Area School...
Published on September 14, 2019 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — CMSU Behavioral Health Services will sponsor a 5K Recovery Walk today, beginning at 10 a.m. in Bloomsburg Town Park. The event will...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A developer wants to challenge whether the town improperly limited the spots where substance abuse treatment facilities, homeless...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 11
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University is looking to improve in all aspects of the game against Edinboro this week, but the biggest focus for the Huskies...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 11
BLOOMSBURG — In the first half against South Williamsport, Bloomsburg’s defense was flawless. But unfortunately for the Panthers, a few lapses in...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man who admits he’s a “kleptomaniac” has stolen seafood worth thousands of dollars from local grocery stores over the past six months...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — Now in its 27th year, Project Discovery is a comprehensive theater education program with a mission: Make sure every student from every...
Published on September 11, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Although he said he’d not heard from his court-appointed attorney in nine months, convicted killer Anthony “Rocco” Franklin’s request...
Published on September 11, 2019 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — The Animal Resource Center’s yard sale at Skatetown Road in Espy will be closed beginning Sept. 21 for Fair Week and will reopen...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University grounds crew employee is accused of stealing a student’s backpack, keys and wallet from the school’s Student...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Catawissa teen has pleaded guilty to being disorderly by making a gun threat at Southern Columbia Area High School last winter. But...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A local playwright is using a traditional Japanese art form to tell an American story. Elizabeth Dowd, long-time member of Bloomsburg...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — While the fate of the town pool is still undecided, a special meeting Monday night gave residents and officials a chance to air concerns...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — The following citations were filed in the office of District Judge Russell Lawton: • Leslie Smith, 33, 252 Whitehall Road, Bloomsburg,...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — The McDowell Institute and the Health and Wellness Center are co-sponsoring Bloomsburg University’s mental health and awareness day...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — Thirteen non-profit groups have been awarded grants by the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation, a press release says. The BACF awards...
Published on September 9, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County’s 24 volunteer fire companies have pooled their money to seek nearly $1.6 million in federal grants that would pay for...
Published on September 9, 2019 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University had plenty of chances to cash in on goals, but the No. 9 ranked huskies fell in overtime, 2-1, against Bellarmine...
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student told campus police that she was sexually assaulted by another student after she allowed him to spend the...
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man reportedly pulled a gun during a fight among several people at a large gathering here early Saturday, and investigators are asking...
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A driver seen crossing into oncoming traffic lanes and “jerking” his van down East Street was arrested for driving drunk when police...
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG — PPL has awarded the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum $50,000 for improving access for visitors with disabilities, exhibits, and building...
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG — Madelyn P. Kriner-Calluso of Bloomsburg has been notified by the state Board of Funeral Directors that she has completed all the...
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 23
BLOOMSBURG — Some teams struggle to shake off the rust in the first game of the season, which was the case for Bloomsburg University on Saturday....
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 29
BLOOMSBURG — Join the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County for their annual Fall into Gardening event on Saturday at the Ag...
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 30
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Monday — St. Columba School, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.;...
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 30
BLOOMSBURG — Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church this week: • Monday: J. and D. Hobbis; V. Evert and...
Published on September 7, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The site of an old town dump discovered during construction of the floodwall here yielded another surprise this week — radioactive dirt...
Published on September 7, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County has itself a new covered bridge. The commissioners recently agreed to buy the Wagner Covered Bridge from Todd Zeisloft...
Published on September 7, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — One of the teen vandals who went on a spree through the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in January pleaded guilty Friday, and will get a chance...
Published on September 7, 2019 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Stefan A. Shaw, 18, and Dale C. Price, 18, both of Philadelphia, were cited for disorderly conduct after police caught them smoking...
Published on September 6, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —After years of planning and months of construction, Sekisui and Bloomsburg University officially opened the Professional Experience Lab...