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 September 23, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Ed and Peg Folk were married more than a dozen years when they realized their longtime love of flowers would become more than a passing...
Published on September 22, 2020 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University had five new cases of coronavirus over the weekend — half of its previous low total of new diagnoses since...
Published on September 21, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Gaming devices and claw machines, such as those typically found at bars and gas stations, have joined theaters, carnivals and concerts...
Published on September 21, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Already facing a tax increase, finances exasperated by coronavirus and needing to reconcile a nearly $500,000 deficit this year, Town...
Published on September 20, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s TreeFest, a holiday tradition for more than 30 years, will continue this year, but with a few...
Published on September 20, 2020 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville man came to his estranged wife’s residence Aug. 22, demanding the passcode to her cell phone, police said. Michael Baylor...
Published on September 20, 2020 - Page 23
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library is offering limited bookmobile services in the Benton, Millville, Mifflinville and Catawissa areas...
Published on September 19, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A proposed integration of Bloomsburg University and two other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education schools likely will mean job...
Published on September 19, 2020 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg University reported Friday it has had 10 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus since Wednesday, matching the fewest new cases...
Published on September 19, 2020 - Page 18
BLOOMSBURG — Members and guests of Beth Israel Congregation will mark Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, at the...
Published on September 18, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Just as the election season heats up, Ben Philips has developed a new product he hopes will find a market among supporters of President...
Published on September 18, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University has asked Columbia County for $500,000 of the county’s remaining $884,000 in COVID-19 relief money to test...
Published on September 17, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University officials reported 14 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the campus’s total cases to 331 among students...
Published on September 17, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University is suddenly in the mix for possible cost-saving consolidation with two other state-run universities that could...
Published on September 17, 2020 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — Paige Temple scored four goals and assisted on another in Bloomsburg’s 7-1 win over Southern Columbia in high school girls soccer...
Published on September 16, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has set the stage for its new season of theater workshops next month, bringing the art of acting and...
Published on September 16, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man wearing a distinctive ghost mask from the “Scream” series of horror movies robbed a Market Street convenience store late Monday,...
Published on September 16, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An Espy man pleaded guilty Monday to approaching his neighbors while naked and holding a rifle held above his head in a bizarre event...
Published on September 16, 2020 - Page 8
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg University will continue with remote education through Nov. 24, officials announced Tuesday evening. That date marks the end...
Published on September 15, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University reported 10 new cases of coronavirus Monday — which marks a steady decline in infections. The new cases bring the...
Published on September 15, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — When Bloomsburg Fair announced it had canceled this year’s event, the annual livestock sale was suddenly in jeopardy. But after months...
Published on September 15, 2020 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A Market Street convenience store closed abruptly at about 10 p.m. Monday, with police vehicles from several departments converging on...
Published on September 14, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man accused of firing shots in a Bloomsburg neighborhood last December was notably calmer when he agreed to a plea deal in Columbia...
Published on September 14, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Shortly after he started working as a Bloomsburg Elementary school custodian, Ed Carper was asked to fill in for an ailing crossing...
Published on September 13, 2020 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Five out of 152 establishments in the Press Enterprise coverage area were found to be out of compliance with State Department of...
Published on September 13, 2020 - Page 19
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library is offering limited bookmobile services in the Benton, Millville, Mifflinville and Catawissa areas...
Published on September 12, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University reported 23 new cases of coronavirus Friday — a slight increase from the 19 cases reported Wednesday, but still...
Published on September 12, 2020 - Page 18
BLOOMSBURG — Members and guests of Beth Israel Congregation will welcome Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, Sept. 18-19. Services welcoming year...
Published on September 12, 2020 - Page 18
BLOOMSBURG — For the third year, Congregation Beth Israel is holding a contest to find a shofar blower for the Jewish High Holy Days, and the public...
Published on September 11, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Students applying to Bloomsburg University next semester won’t need to turn in scores from standardized tests in a new “comprehensive”...
Published on September 11, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick landlord accused of trying to stab two tenants with a screwdriver and threatening a third with a handgun saw his bail reduced...
Published on September 10, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —Flood protection efforts for Bloomsburg hit another milestone Wednesday. Local and state officials dedicated the newest section of a $...
Published on September 10, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University on Wednesday reported 19 new COVID-19 cases since Monday — continuing a sharp drop from the numbers students were...
Published on September 9, 2020 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg’s Brooke Keister was the key cog at No. 2 singles, and Dana Lee and Sarah Bower made it a clean sweep for the Panthers in...
Published on September 8, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Eighteen more Bloomsburg University students have tested positive for coronavirus, the school reported Monday, bringing the total to 265...
Published on September 8, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A statewide harness-racing record was set on the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds track Monday when No Name Yankee, a 3-year-old trotter, zipped...
Published on September 7, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — On Jan. 5, 2019, Jim Fabian came home from work to find his only child, 15-year-old Matilda, dead in bed. The mysterious death of the...
Published on September 7, 2020 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — East Street’s railroad grade crossing construction is scheduled for later this month. East Street/State Route 487 adjacent to State...
Published on September 7, 2020 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — The State Conservation Commission is accepting applications for the 2020-21 REAP tax credit program. Farmers are eligible to apply for...
Published on September 6, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Stephanie Severn, owner of Steph’s Subs on East Main Street, said business has fallen off markedly since Aug. 17, the day before the...
Published on September 6, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg University football team’s first-ever game at East Stroudsburg in 1915 was a chaotic one, ending after less than two...
Published on September 6, 2020 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG — Here are Columbia County property transfers recorded July 1-10: Beaver Twp. • Robert W. Wells and Donna L. Wells to Jay Willen, $1,...
Published on September 5, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County’s sheriff’s department may help town and university police patrol Bloomsburg to break up large off-campus parties to...
Published on September 5, 2020 - Page 17
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania announces these local students who received their academic degrees on Aug. 8 in a virtual ceremony...
Published on September 4, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Defense attorneys for men accused in two unrelated murders are calling for their charges to be dismissed after the Columbia County...
Published on September 4, 2020 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG —Columbia County public defenders tried to move a hearing on the dismissal of two murder cases behind closed doors. But President Judge...
Published on September 3, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Forty-nine more students and another employee at Bloomsburg University have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since Monday, the biggest jump...
Published on September 2, 2020 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A prayer breakfast will be held on Saturday at 7:15 a.m. at the Morris Family Restaurant at 6035 Columbia Boulevard. Tom Kobeck will...
Published on September 1, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — State education officials Monday recommended that Columbia County’s school districts make efforts to reduce class sizes to separate...
Published on September 1, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg University on Monday reported 49 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus among students — a spike of nearly 30% —since Friday....