Bloomsburg, PA
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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 May 20, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —One tenant of a Fair Street duplex leveled by a fierce early-morning fire Sunday remained unaccounted for yesterday, according to...
Published on May 20, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An intoxicated man yelling racial slurs and making threats against employees and the then owner of Good Old Days bar was locked up after...
Published on May 20, 2019 - Page 17
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg Police responded to the following calls in April: April 1 • 12:38 a.m. — Columbia Boulevard and Park Street, motor vehicle...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Scott Gotschal alleges Bloomsburg School District Superintendent Don Wheeler improperly targeted Gotschal’s wife Maureen in an attempt...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A homeless man accused of stabbing a resident who said he had tried to help him pleaded guilty to aggravated assault as part of a recent...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 9
BLOOMSBURG — Here are property transfers recorded during April at the Columbia County Courthouse: Beaver Township • Anthony L. Ridall to Nicholas...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 19
BLOOMSBURG — Here are the uncontested candidates on Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic ballots in Columbia County. The candidates in such races are...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 30
BLOOMSBURG — Students from the Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology presented their research to an audience of students, faculty...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 31
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church this week: • Monday: J. Hobbis and D. Hobbis...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 31
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Monday — St. Columba Catholic School, 11 a.m.-1...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville man identified himself as an off-duty New York City police officer as he tried to get them to respond to an assault along...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Good Old Days is staying open, but with a twist. The bar’s sign indicated this week that ownership would be changing hands. Roxana...
Published on May 17, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG —PennDOT will host a public meeting June 5 to discuss a planned reconstruction of Routes 11 and 487 in Bloomsburg. The meeting will be...
Published on May 17, 2019 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Lightstreet Road should reopen to traffic today, lifting a detour that’s been in place since April 29 so workers could put a new...
Published on May 16, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — An inmate who was hospitalized after suffering from an apparent seizure over the weekend is back in prison after being discharged from...
Published on May 16, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A Hazleton man who missed two appointments with a probation officer after being sentenced for lying to police about his identity was...
Published on May 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —The Bloomsburg Public Library has experience tracking down lost books. Tuesday, its staff tracked down the owner of a lost dog. A 2-year...
Published on May 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Starting this summer, every rental in town — student and non-student — will have to be able to pass a code inspection. Town council...
Published on May 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A prisoner smuggled a large wad of heroin into Columbia County Prison on his person just before Christmas in 2017, a jury agreed Tuesday...
Published on May 15, 2019 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG — On May 4 at the Bloomsburg American Legion, six area veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor in recognition of their service to our...
Published on May 15, 2019 - Page 12
BLOOMSBURG — Most of Bloomsburg High School’s fall sports teams have found a temporary home as its athletic complex undergoes an improvement project...
Published on May 14, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man police say holed up in a bedroom at Honeysuckle Student Apartments early Friday and fired a gun now faces criminal charges. But he...
Published on May 14, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A 19-year-old inmate from Columbia County Prison is in intensive care at Geisinger Medical Center after he suffered what appeared to be...
Published on May 14, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — As of midnight Monday, Bloomsburg is without a police chief after Lenny Rogutski resigned from the temporary position, citing back-door...
Published on May 13, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A father who admitted taking an illicit photograph of his young son, then sharing the image through Yahoo messenger and online child...
Published on May 13, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from St. Columba Church this week: • Today: Jeff Helsel and Ginny Brunozzi;...
Published on May 12, 2019 - Page 9
BLOOMSBURG — Realtor Travis Yohey has joined Villager Realty here, a press release says. He’s a graduate of Grove City College, where he studied...
Published on May 12, 2019 - Page 9
BLOOMSBURG — Tractor Supply stores nationwide are inviting farmers, craft makers and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods during...
Published on May 12, 2019 - Page 30
BLOOMSBURG —Here are this week’s volunteers: MONDAY — Info Desk: Joan Erwine, Barbara Pegg, Candy Lupini, Mary Laubach; ER Desk: Chris Knepley...
Published on May 12, 2019 - Page 31
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Monday — CCDP, Fifth Street, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.;...
Published on May 11, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A jury Friday rejected James Calderone’s insanity defense and convicted him on all charges, including attempted murder of three Berwick...
Published on May 11, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A suicidal man fired a shot inside a student housing apartment building early Friday before barricading himself in a bedroom, touching...
Published on May 11, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A Catawissa man charged with having bundles of heroin and hundreds of packets of fentanyl to sell saw most of his charges dropped in...
Published on May 11, 2019 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Carolyn Whitmire, 57, of Berwick, pleaded guilty May 3 to four counts of retail theft, disorderly conduct and theft by unlawful taking...
Published on May 11, 2019 - Page 8
BLOOMSBURG — A woman who was caught twice helping run a meth lab has been sentenced to two years of probation. Erica Rae Bonham, 40, pleaded guilty...
Published on May 11, 2019 - Page 19
BLOOMSBURG — A judge ordered a man accused of drug and alcohol charges to get an evaluation in hopes of sending him to the state intermediate...
Published on May 10, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Police say James Calderone shot at them more than 30 times with a semiautomatic rifle during a November 2015 standoff in a Berwick...
Published on May 10, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man who repeatedly stole beer from Weis Markets here was hurried out of the courtroom for a quick test when a probation officer...
Published on May 10, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg University Department of Nursing is ranked fourth in Pennsylvania by RNCareers.org. Bloomsburg is also ranked 51st...
Published on May 10, 2019 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — A 42-year-old man who vowed to take a different route the next time he drives home drunk was one of five defendants placed in the...
Published on May 9, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An updated policy to protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation nearly stalled in a Town committee Wednesday when...
Published on May 9, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick Police officer, telling a jury about a gunfight at the borough’s industrial complex, said he feared for the life of a fellow...
Published on May 9, 2019 - Page 16
BLOOMSBURG — A female inmate accused of sexually assaulting her cellmate at Columbia County Prison in March allowed her charges to be sent to county...
Published on May 8, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The lawyers for the man who allegedly shot at police officers in the BIDA complex in 2015 will tell a jury this morning that their...
Published on May 8, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Nescopeck man recently jailed on a parole violation tried to smuggle a packet of crystal methamphetamine inside Columbia County Prison...
Published on May 8, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Shoppers were briefly disrupted at a grocery store here Tuesday afternoon by a sprinkler malfunction. Local police and fire crews...
Published on May 8, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University will hold its commencement undergraduate ceremonies on Saturday for the 150th time. But this year brings some one-...
Published on May 7, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — The Pennsylvania General Assembly declared May 5-11 as “Conservation District Week.” There are 66 conservation district offices in...
Published on May 7, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man admitted that he “blew the stop sign” when police arrested him for driving drunk here early May 2, charges state....
Published on May 6, 2019 - Page 15
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • TOday — Rohrbach’s Farm Market, 2:30-4 p.m.;...