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 February 20, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Maryland man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing child porn and criminal use of a computer while living with a friend here last...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — When Janet Knoblauch called 9-1-1 to report the house next door to her home in Nescopeck was burning, she was dismayed to learn her...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student found staggering along Penn Street was cited for public drunkenness and underage drinking, according to...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — The BU Players of Bloomsburg University will be performing “Good Kids” from Feb. 27 through March 3 at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County’s property tax rate now ranks as the second-lowest in the state among similarly sized counties. Columbia County rose...
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Former Mayor Eric Bower is throwing his hat back into the political ring less than a year after pleading no contest to charges he...
Published on February 18, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — When B. Jane Boyer first sat at a dispatcher’s desk in 1981, all she had was a phone, a radio, and a large map that she used to work out...
Published on February 18, 2019 - Page 17
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Police responded to the following calls from Jan. 8-14: JAN. 8 • 12:11 a.m. — 500 block East Fair Street, unwanted patient...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man facing up to five years in prison for violating parole was sentenced to an additional 4 to 12 years for fighting with...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, stood in front of a packed audience at Bloomsburg University not as an...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 9
BLOOMSBURG — Here are property transfers recorded during January at the Columbia County Courthouse: Beaver Township • Michael Bongrazio to Larry...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 30
BLOOMSBURG — Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from Wesley UM Church this week: • Monday: No delivery. • Tuesday: Billee Horn and...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 30
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 February 16, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A town man allegedly tried to carjack a vehicle Friday morning on Main Street only to be scared off when he pulled open a door and a dog...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Five gunshots heard early Friday on Pine Street here sent police rushing to the neighborhood, but no suspect or suspects could be...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man surrendered to be charged Friday for allegedly beating a boy with a stick while attempting to rob him near the...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student was fined $300 after he was observed urinating in a parking lot off Iron Street here, district court...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A judge approved the $750,000 sale of the former Danville Elementary School to Montour County for a new government center Thursday....
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An 18-year-old high school dropout accused of damaging historic buildings and the Skyride at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds wiped away tears...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The driver charged with killing a man in a head-on crash while high hobbled into court Wednesday morning, using crutches to keep weight...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Council here put a hold on adopting new fees at Monday night’s meeting when several members pointed out “ridiculous” additions,...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Two people accused of using children as lookouts while they burglarized laundromats here have sent their charges on to Columbia County...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 22
BLOOMSBURG — Travis Elmore scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Bloomsburg University to an 80-64 win over Cheyney on Wednesday in men’...
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A teenage girl “stared evil straight in the eye” when Dr. Abraham J. Layon sexually harassed her in his Geisinger office in August 2017...
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Two teenagers who caused at least $7,650 in damages and stole artifacts from buildings at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds told police they...
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — Free workshops are being offered throughout the county to assist farmers in writing manure management plans, as required by the...
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — The death of a 15-year-old girl found dead in her home last month is still under investigation, officials say. Matilda Fabian, a...
Published on February 12, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — After last week’s zoning board hearing left many residents without an outlet to voice their concerns over a proposed drug and alcohol...
Published on February 12, 2019 - Page 1
EDITOR'S NOTE - This story has been corrected to accurately reflect the charges that were dropped as part of a plea deal between Dr. Abraham Layon...
Published on February 12, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A dozen kids learned a lot about basic anatomy — and how not to be squeamish — while dissecting rats at the Children’s Museum here...
Published on February 12, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — ABC News’ John Qui??ones said he had one main message Monday night in his speech at Bloomsburg University: “To remind you that anything...
Published on February 12, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A winter storm that began overnight will bring a mix of precipitation best described as a “slushy mess,” says National Weather Service...
Published on February 12, 2019 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A fundamental shift is occurring in agriculture as producers adopt management practices to improve soil health, a press release says....
Published on February 11, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — State and county officials are planning a “one-stop” event at the courthouse here later this month for people who want to apply for REAL...
Published on February 11, 2019 - Page 14
BLOOMSBURG — Two injury defaults were costly for the Bloomsburg University wrestling team in a 28-13 loss to Rider University on Sunday. After...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A statewide constable organization alleges Columbia County sheriff’s deputies illegally seized a constable’s gun when the constable...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 9
BLOOMSBURG — After more than a year, 100 payments and seven car owners, the Revolving Car Loan Program has reached a milestone: it’s paying for...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 30
BLOOMSBURG — Here are Bloomsburg High School honor roll students for the second marking period: High Honors • Ninth grade — Remedy Allport,...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 31
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Monday — St. Columba Catholic School, 9 a.m.-1 p...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 31
BLOOMSBURG — Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from Good Shepherd United Methodist Church this week: • Monday: Chang Roh and Jim...
Published on February 9, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A man says he received what he believes was a scam call Friday morning: a robotic woman’s voice stating that a warrant had been issued...
Published on February 9, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A North Centre Township man was paroled after serving 320 days in prison for shooting another man with a shotgun in Briar Creek two...
Published on February 9, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Seven people were accepted into Columbia County’s ARD program as first-time offenders. All will remain on probation for a year with a...
Published on February 9, 2019 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG — Fifty children, including nine infants and seven toddlers, were evacuated from the Columbia Child Development Program on Fifth Street...
Published on February 8, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Nearly 70 residents packed a zoning board hearing at Town Hall Thursday night to listen to testimony about a proposed drug and alcohol...
Published on February 8, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman who failed to report an address change as required of convicted Megan’s Law offenders was sentenced to 9-24 months in...
Published on February 8, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Author, broadcast journalist and motivational speaker John Qui??ones will speak at Bloomsburg University for the annual Martin Luther...
Published on February 7, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man threw two firecrackers at a rabbit from his vehicle as he drove around the campus of Bloomsburg University, a citation...
Published on February 7, 2019 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — A man walking with a bicycle along East Street late at night had a meth pipe in his backpack, according to court papers. Benjamin...
Published on February 6, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A 39-year-old man arrested and jailed for burglarizing a Locust Township home last month was discovered “with injuries” in the prison...