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 January 19, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Nescopeck man who stole about $8,155 from a man he was supposed to be taking care of has been given a chance to avoid a felony record...
Published on January 19, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man expected to go on trial next week for attempting to sexually assault a young girl ended his case with a guilty plea Friday in...
Published on January 19, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Police are looking for three white males in their late teens or early twenties who robbed a high school student on his way home from...
Published on January 19, 2019 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — A Montour Township man pleaded guilty to sending obscene pictures of himself to a 13-year-old girl even though he was warned to stay...
Published on January 18, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An Ashland man pleaded guilty to charges of breaking into a church in Centralia last spring. Edward R. Harter, 31, was identified as...
Published on January 18, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man and a woman caught on surveillance video entering a laundromat with two children to pry open coin boxes have been identified as...
Published on January 18, 2019 - Page 8
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg High School freshman who stayed after school for extra help with his studies was robbed of his sneakers as he made his way...
Published on January 17, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man and woman, with two small children in tow, broke into coin boxes on washing machines at a laundromat here Tuesday night and then...
Published on January 17, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Wednesday for threatening to slit his wife’s throat outside the public assistance...
Published on January 17, 2019 - Page 17
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Police responded to the following calls Dec. 1-12: DEC. 1 • 11:55 a.m. — 300 block Fair Street, attempted break-in •...
Published on January 16, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A 16-year-old girl who disappeared two weeks ago returned home Tuesday night, Town Police said. A guardian of Amisha Swire, Bloomsburg...
Published on January 16, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Former Scoutmaster and aviation enthusiast George Dalious always dreamed of being a pilot. He took flying lessons years ago but never...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — After nearly two years, work on the floodwall expansion project will likely begin next month, officials say. Town Council voted Monday...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A town man is accused of stealing a cellphone while visiting an inmate at Columbia County Prison, arrest papers say. Thomas Allen, 34,...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau (CMVB) has published its 2019 Travel Guide. The 80-page publication is the bureau’s “key image...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — The AGAPE Center, 19 E. Seventh St. here, is again sponsoring its Project Frozen — Sharing the Warmth. The center is open from 8 p.m.-8...
Published on January 14, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man threatened to slit his wife’s throat as they argued outside the public assistance office on East Seventh Street here, town...
Published on January 13, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A push to ban alcohol during fair week was nearly forced to a vote after shareholder Fred Trump demanded the board take action at...
Published on January 13, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man convicted of stealing beer from Weis Markets was arrested again for shoplifting beer from the same store, court papers...
Published on January 13, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County Sheriff Tim Chamberlain will take over as The Bloomsburg Fair’s new superintendent of Parking and Police after narrowly...
Published on January 13, 2019 - Page 9
BLOOMSBURG — This year’s Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble classroom show will take students on a tour of the solar system and beyond. “Star Tours!...
Published on January 13, 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 January 13, 2019 - Page 30
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from Trinity Reformed and St. John’s Lutheran churches this week: • Monday:...
Published on January 13, 2019 - Page 31
BLOOMSBURG — Here are local Bloomsburg University students named to the dean’s list for the fall semester: Benton • Andrew Cross, biology; •...
Published on January 13, 2019 - Page 31
BLOOMSBURG — On Jan. 6 at the Bloomsburg American Legion, four veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor in honor and recognition of their service to our...
Published on January 12, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The family of Amisha Swire says the 16-year-old went missing more than a week ago, and they’re asking anyone who may have spotted her to...
Published on January 11, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A driver lost control of his car, hit a curb, and flipped over in the McDonald’s parking lot late Wednesday night, police say. Driver...
Published on January 10, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A night of English Country Dancing will take place at the St. Paul Episcopal Church social hall at Main and Iron streets Friday from 6:...
Published on January 10, 2019 - Page 11
BLOOMSBURG — Beginning in March, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will perform “Star Tours!: Explore the Mysteries of the Universe,” its 41st annual...
Published on January 8, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —Dianne Mordan was heartbroken to learn someone had broken into her beloved 150-year-old, one-room schoolhouse on the Bloomsburg...
Published on January 8, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — An autopsy conducted on a 15-year-old girl found dead in her home on Saturday turned up no evidence of foul play or suicide, said the...
Published on January 8, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Elks Lodge is again sponsoring a Free throw contest for all boys and girls ages 8 to 13 years on Sunday at the Bloomsburg...
Published on January 7, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A contractor who accepted down payments for work that was never done was sentenced to state prison recently. Nicholas D. Brown, 36, of...
Published on January 7, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — District officials here brought in counselors and opened the high school Sunday morning to help students and staff cope with the death...
Published on January 7, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from Shiloh Bible and St. Luke’s Lutheran churches this week: • Today: Janet...
Published on January 6, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A 15-year-old girl was found dead in her home here by a family member Saturday afternoon, a coroner said. Authorities are investigating...
Published on January 5, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man sobbed while pleading with a judge for help with his meth addiction as he was being sentenced for burglarizing a Briar...
Published on January 5, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A former high school state wrestling champion from Georgia who was arrested for selling marijuana here pleaded guilty and was sentenced...
Published on January 5, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who fought with police officers while trying to break into Bob’s Philly Style Subs has pleaded guilty to attempted...
Published on January 5, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man was charged with driving drunk when town police spotted his car swerving near West Main Street and Fort McClure...
Published on January 4, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg special education teacher could face up to 17 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday to having sexual...
Published on January 4, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Three people were placed on probation Thursday as first-time offenders entering Columbia County’s ARD program. All must perform...
Published on January 3, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg teen was charged with stealing a toolbox from the back porch of a residence on West First Street here, arrest papers say...
Published on January 3, 2019 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG — The members of the Bloomsburg Fair Association are to meet Jan. 12 to choose directors in four contested elections. They are: •...
Published on January 2, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Michael Smith had finally decided it was time. Due to his worsening health, Smith was reluctantly going to sell Smitty’s Steaks, the...
Published on January 2, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — Two civil suits were recently filed in local district courts. Defendants in such cases sometimes settle claims soon after they are...
Published on December 31, 2018 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Millville woman testified that her ex-boyfriend threatened to kill her and told her he had “a bag of dead cats for you” when she broke...
Published on December 30, 2018 - Page 26
BLOOMSBURG — Central Columbia had wins from Marcus Long (106 pounds), Jacob Busch (160), Isaac Gensemer (170), Dylan Devlin (182) and Alex...
Published on December 30, 2018 - Page 32
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Monday — No service. • Tuesday — No service...
Published on December 29, 2018 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — After several terse meetings and hours of negotiations over the last month, Town Council voted to approve a $17 million budget at a...