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 August 6, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Town Council Committee is proposing a new task force that will serve as a think tank for Bloomsburg Municipal Airport. The...
Published on August 5, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The last week of conditioning practice for the Bloomsburg Area High School football team has been canceled after officials discovered...
Published on August 5, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — It was business as usual for the town’s historic review board Tuesday night, despite recent calls for the board to undergo broad changes...
Published on August 5, 2020 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A project to improve two railroad crossings in town will shut down two intersections from Saturday through Aug. 12. Motorists should...
Published on August 4, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County Prison is getting an upgrade to its closed circuit surveillance system and its showers, but officials say those updates...
Published on August 3, 2020 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG — State Rep. David Millard will host a drive-thru Senior Expo Aug. 12 from 9-11 a.m. at the fairgrounds here, rain or shine. Columbia...
Published on July 31, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A 27-year-old woman with a long history of drug abuse and arrests hung herself in a shower stall in Columbia County Prison on Wednesday...
Published on July 31, 2020 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — With the good health of the people in our community as by far the most important factor, The Exchange, Downtown Bloomsburg Inc. (DBI),...
Published on July 30, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The cancellation of this year’s Bloomsburg Fair will cost the town dearly — about $220,000, officials tallied. It’s not just the fair —...
Published on July 30, 2020 - Page 12
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg AYSO Region 504/UK International soccer camp for players ages 4-16 will be held from 5-8 p.m. today through Friday at the...
Published on July 29, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A plan for Bloomsburg University students to return to campus this fall had one “glaring” omission, officials say. The “Back to Bloom”...
Published on July 29, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — After months of uncertainty, Bloomsburg Fair announced Tuesday it has canceled this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic,...
Published on July 28, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — After seeing participants at several Bloomsburg Fairgrounds events ignore social-distancing guidelines and mask mandates, Town Council...
Published on July 28, 2020 - Page 14
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg’s Dylan Harris pitched a gem and notched the win on the mound, Trystan Crawford earned the save, and Luke Zeisloft doubled...
Published on July 26, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The owner of Columbia Colonnade said he plans to demolish part of the building to make way for a project that will change the whole...
Published on July 26, 2020 - Page 12
BLOOMSBURG — Here are Columbia County property transfers recorded in May: Beaver Twp. • Michael A. Hanaway, Robin M. Mensch (NKA Robin M. Banja...
Published on July 26, 2020 - Page 12
BLOOMSBURG — A longtime member of the board of directors of Rural Business Innovation recently stepped down, a press release states. John Yoder...
Published on July 24, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An annual dog show at the Bloomsburg Fair is bringing 1,800 dogs and their owners over a four-day period to the fairgrounds, organizers...
Published on July 24, 2020 - Page 8
BLOOMSBURG — For the first time in program history, Bloomsburg University’s women’s volleyball team earned a Team Academic Award for the United...
Published on July 23, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — More than 50 statewide organizations representing the LGBTQA community collectively emailed Bloomsburg Fair President Randy Karschner...
Published on July 23, 2020 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — When Mary Almy, a transgender woman, moved to the Bloomsburg area about four years ago, someone warned her that people in the area...
Published on July 21, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Facebook post by the Bloomsburg Fair mocking state Health Secretary Rachel Levine sparked outrage Monday as it spread widely on social...
Published on July 21, 2020 - Page 14
BLOOMSBURG — Xander Shaffer pitched a complete-game shutout and Berwick defeated Bloomsburg, 10-0, in Senior RBI baseball Monday afternoon. Shaffer...
Published on July 20, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A move to disband the town’s historical review board stalled at a Town Council meeting last week, but it’s been put “on notice” it needs...
Published on July 19, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Benton Volunteer Fire Company treasurer Gary Elliott said it was easy selling french fries, the only item on the menu at his company’s...
Published on July 19, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — With the traditional start of classes only a month away, schools are working to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic — busy...
Published on July 19, 2020 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville man who crashed his 2006 Ford Mustang onto the curb on West Main Street on May 29 told police that he had been trying to...
Published on July 18, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Across the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Friday, volunteer firefighters from nearly a dozen companies and other vendors set up food stands more...
Published on July 17, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — When West End Ale Haus opened again in June after being limited to take-out customers for about 10 weeks because of the coronavirus...
Published on July 17, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County commissioners on Thursday earmarked $3 million of the county’s federal coronavirus funding for small business assistance...
Published on July 16, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Students will return to Bloomsburg University campus this fall on a modified schedule that will allow for social distancing while still...
Published on July 16, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Fall sports for teams playing in the Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference, which includes Bloomsburg University, have been suspended...
Published on July 15, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The hometown station of a multiple fire company carnival at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds this weekend has pulled out of the event, citing...
Published on July 15, 2020 - Page 11
BLOOMSBURG — Camp Invention, a nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to W.W. Evans Elementary School the week of July 27. A program of...
Published on July 14, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An antiquated ordinance banning drag shows has been updated following a hearing before Town Council’s meeting Monday night. Members...
Published on July 14, 2020 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — Even with changes required by the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomsburg Fair officials think it will be an event fit for a queen when it has...
Published on July 14, 2020 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — Luke Zeisloft knocked in a pair of runs and was one of three Bloomsburg players to collect at least two hits during an 11-2 win over...
Published on July 13, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble is getting $51,930 through the National Endowment for the Arts. The local theater group was one of 36...
Published on July 13, 2020 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Kayla Young, 21, of 1010 Old Berwick Road, was cited for public drunkenness after town police say she was shouting and stumbling in the...
Published on July 13, 2020 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG — Sam Staib drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Bloomsburg’s Junior RBI League baseball team to a 4-3 win...
Published on July 12, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The owner of a restaurant who officials say has been a roadblock for a plan to create a pedestrian walkway and small park downtown says...
Published on July 12, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Attendees at the 33rd 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals shed their protective masks Saturday and reveled in high-powered, high-riding American...
Published on July 12, 2020 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A man wanted on several bench warrants fled from his house when Northumberland County Sheriff’s deputies came to his home to try to...
Published on July 11, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — In 1920, watchmaker Frank Sneidman took over a small jewelry shop on Main Street. Originally home to AB Hess Jewelry Store and its...
Published on July 11, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — State Police at Bloomsburg are seeking to extradite a man from Alabama to face charges he molested a Greenwood Township boy six years...
Published on July 11, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals is taking over Bloomsburg Fairgrounds this weekend in a “test run” for future gatherings, event...
Published on July 10, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble’s fall and Christmas shows have fallen to the new coronavirus pandemic, but the group says it hopes to put...
Published on July 9, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A proposed downtown “pocket park” and pedestrian walkway has hit a snag, with at least one nearby property owner opposing the plan. The...
Published on July 8, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair has lost another main grandstand show. Singer Pat Benatar announced she will postpone the rest of her 2020 tour,...
Published on July 8, 2020 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Conservation District has launched a new program aimed toward improving and enhancing the county’s open spaces and...