Press Enterprise Archives

February 3, 2023
Bloomsburg public meeting set for Feb. 13
BLOOMSBURG -- With two months of public meetings and open houses planned to discuss an overhaul of zoning regulations,...
Traffic light may ease congestion during events at the west end
BLOOMSBURG -- Bloomsburg Fair officials are considering a traffic light and other changes to the west end of town to...
MARC official cites inflation, less giving
ANTHONY TWP. -- Montour Area Recreation (MARC) Director Bob Stoudt is working only 28 hours a week for the foreseeable...
Orangeville woman accused of felony
BLOOMSBURG -- An Orangeville woman caught shoplifting, taking a little more than $1,000 worth of groceries during...
Danville woman, Berwick man charged with theft, receiving stolen property
Press Enterprise Staff Report SOUTH CENTRE TWP. -- Police say a pair of thieves broke into the bedroom of a jailed man...
February 2, 2023
Man serving time for deaths of Columbia County women pleads guilty in Michigan
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN -- A serial killer already serving life sentences for murdering two Columbia County women...
Victim claims group followed, pointed gun at him in June
BERWICK -- A man wanted for his alleged role in robbing a Bloomsburg teen last June was arrested at gunpoint here...
Special Olympics’ bocce competition pairs area special-needs students with their peers
By GERI GIBBONS Press Enterprise Writer DANVILLE -- A crowd gathered Wednesday in the Danville High School gym,...
SCOTT TWP. -- A woman seen sleeping inside her car near the gas pumps at Short Stop Mart along Fowlersville Road last...
Driver gets prison time following crash
BLOOMSBURG -- A Berwick man who fled from State Police while driving drug-impaired before crashing into a stone wall in...
February 1, 2023
Zoning may let student housing spread
BLOOMSBURG -- Neighborhood residents oppose proposed changes to the town's zoning ordinance that could remove...
Lawmaker to serve out Gordner’s remaining term
SUNBURY -- Republican state Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver of Sunbury decisively defeated moderate Democratic candidate...
Technical glitch is partly to blame, official explains
BLOOMSBURG -- The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced Tuesday it's launched an investigation into...
MILLERTOWN -- Sharlet Johnson has been a poll worker for more than 30 years, and despite Tuesday being her 99th...
January 31, 2023
If work isn’t finished, town will charge contractor $1,000 a day
BLOOMSBURG -- A new deadline is set for completion of the overdue Norris E. Rock Memorial Pool project. An amended...
BU professor’s paper on trilobite tridents gets national news coverage
BLOOMSBURG -- A trident jutting from the head of an ancient arthropod was likely used to joust with male counterparts,...
Creditors left out of early filings will be given new deadline to submit claims
BERWICK -- Berwick Hospital's owner has agreed to let a government bankruptcy watchdog investigate its records....
Plea deal reached after alleged sexual assault
BLOOMSBURG -- A Berwick man was placed on probation for two years and fined a total of $1,300 on charges of lewdness...
Woman accused of rambling incoherently, cursing at dispatchers
BLOOMSBURG -- An Orangeville-area woman allegedly phoned the 9-1-1 emergency line here a dozen times in the middle of...
January 30, 2023
Report shows subsidiary wrongly denied multiple insurance claims
DANVILLE -- The state has fined Geisinger $125,000 after one of its subsidiaries denied insurance claims that should...
Upper Deck selects Nescopeck man’s drawings for WandaVision set
NESCOPECK -- A local artist has been tapped by trading card giant Upper Deck to draw one-of-a-kind additions to its...
Officers say suspect showed up at police station after speeding away from traffic stop
BLOOMSBURG -- A Bloomsburg man who allegedly fled a traffic stop downtown a few hours before claiming he had been...
Berwick suspect charged with making threats
Press Enterprise staff report BERWICK -- A woman used a metal pipe to threaten another woman she thought was having sex...
Scott Township officers stop suspect with five pending cases
Press Enterprise staff report SCOTT TWP. -- Police say they pulled over a man who already had five pending criminal...
January 29, 2023
Bloomsburg officer pulled victim from Fishing Creek
BLOOMSBURG -- A Bloomsburg police officer helped pull a man out of the chilly, swollen waters of Fishing Creek early...
Official: Impact sent motorist into passenger’s seat
and M.J. MAHON Press Enterprise Writers MIFFLIN TWP. -- A Berwick driver is in critical condition at Geisinger Medical...
TALMAR -- After moving back to the area to continue her late parents' farming legacy, Diana Brown watched their beloved...
Danville woman, 45, is charged in McDonald’s flap
HEMLOCK TWP. -- A Danville woman left her granddaughter in an SUV while she went to pick up food at McDonald's, police...
BLOOMSBURG -- Police say a woman locked herself in a bedroom and summoned help after a man against whom she has a...
January 28, 2023
Food For Friends turns giveaway into a ‘family’ effort
CATAWISSA -- You're never too old to help your community. The volunteers with the Food For Friends Food Bank are living...
Trucking firm’s head is ‘brainstorming’ ideas after purchase
BERWICK -- The owner of a 6.2-acre wooded tract of land near the old Kmart recently cleared it of trees and brush as he...
Benton police, store manager dispute social media claims
BENTON -- Police here say they've received no complaints about fraudulent charges being traced to area gas stations,...
ORANGE TWP. -- A man who recently attempted suicide choked and threatened to kill his wife Tuesday at their home here,...
January 27, 2023
Commissioners to leave $358G in Columbia County coffers
BLOOMSBURG -- Columbia County Commissioners allocated the remainder of the county's pandemic grant money last week,...
School boosters argue many proposed improvements not necessary
NESCOPECK -- Parents rallying Thursday night to save Nescopeck Elementary said they don't want all the improvements an...
Prisoners prevented from using computers without supervision
BLOOMSBURG -- The Columbia County president judge scolded the public defender and the prison attorney Wednesday after...
Suspect, 23, is also accused of raping a child
ORANGE TWP. -- A Berwick man accused of raping a child last year faces charges of forcing a woman into performing sex...
Lime Ridge man, 55, plowed through yard and flower garden
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. -- A school van driver apparently blacked out at the wheel before crashing in a front yard off Old...
January 26, 2023
Libertarian seeking write-in votes in Tuesday’s election
BLOOMSBURG -- Two women, one a seasoned lawmaker and the other seeking elected office for the first time, are vying to...
Proposed zoning changes draw concerns about security, aesthetics
DANVILLE -- Geisinger and the Sisters of Ss. Cyril and Methodius laid out their plans Wednesday night for a behavioral...
DANVILLE -- Montour County commissioners have not yet made a decision about how they will spend about $102,000...
DANVILLE -- This month, a Danville woman won $1 million on a $20 scratch-off ticket at Puff Tobacco Products on Mill...
January 25, 2023
Berwick detective says mother changed story about baby
BLOOMSBURG -- Several hard blows to the head killed infant Amara Diaz, a pathologist testified Tuesday. Prosecutors...
Meeting set for tonight is about planned behavioral health project
MAHONING TWP. -- Officials are worried about an increase in traffic should a behavioral health facility be constructed...
Ambulance company blames understaffing
HUNLOCK TWP. -- A 90-day closure notice was released Monday by Hunlock Creek Ambulance Association, an emergency team...
Man in dispute over paper alley is fined for disorderly conduct
DANVILLE -- A Danville man in a dispute with his neighbor over a paper alley off East Market Street threw water in her...
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. -- A Bloomsburg man assaulted his octogenarian step-father Dec. 16, ripping his T-shirt and tearing...
January 24, 2023
Group to air concerns before meeting on possible Nescopeck school closure
NESCOPECK -- There is a hearing coming up on whether to close Nescopeck Elementary School, and parents are holding a...
Free YMCA program in town geared toward kids with disabilities
BLOOMSBURG -- The Bloomsburg YMCA launched its new Adaptive Recreation Pilot Program Wednesday. Geisinger Health Plan...
Number of districts, looser rules debated
BLOOMSBURG -- A number of residents floated ideas, voiced objections and expressed a little bit of optimism at Monday...
Man allegedly claimed pet part of dead mother
Press Enterprise staff report DERRY TWP. -- Driven by the need to come to terms with his mother's death, a grieving...
Borough spent too much at once on demolitions
BERWICK -- Because it spent too much grant money demolishing derelict buildings, the borough has been ordered by...
January 23, 2023
Businesses receive calls claiming overdue PPL bills
BERWICK -- At least two businesses recently received a call from someone claiming to be a PPL representative on his way...
ORANGEVILLE -- When Peter Mastroianni got a text Jan. 5 from a friend asking for help, he didn't think twice....
Contractor, painters step up after Vision Home Builders closes mid-job
ORANGE TWP. -- One family says they weren't sure they would ever see their dream home take shape after a builder went...
Administrators are hoping to eliminate $10 per capita tax despite $1.4M deficit
LIME RIDGE -- Central Columbia administrators hope they won't have to raise taxes for the third year in a row, and they...
‘Watch me slit my throat,’ husband allegedly said
Press Enterprise staff report LIME RIDGE -- A man arguing with his wife about his drinking held her down, then grabbed...
Draft addresses home businesses, ‘tiny homes,’ solar panels, more
BLOOMSBURG -- A draft of proposed zoning changes in town shows property owners may be able to operate home businesses...
January 22, 2023
Rain adds erosion woes, maintenance at MARC
STILLWATER -- Dorothy Morris, an owner of Jerry's Engine Repair, is usually busy selling snowblowers at two locations...
Student, teacher and father say suspension should be lifted
BLOOMSBURG -- Supporters of James Dunkelberger, Columbia Montour Vo-Tech's suspended Assistant Director of Student...
Shickshinny-area widower who sought ‘mercy’ also sentenced to house arrest, probation
BLOOMSBURG -- A rural Shickshinny man with a history of six drunken driving convictions was sentenced here Thursday to...
BLOOMSBURG -- When caught taking chicken from Weis Markets, a woman also stole the identity of her Floridian twin...
Tickets are to go on sale this month for Sept. 25 performances
BLOOMSBURG -- The musical group STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas is opening for Richard Marx at the Bloomsburg Fair on...
January 21, 2023
Borough manager: Little League to keep up maintenance
BERWICK -- The borough now owns Fowler Field. The Berwick Athletic Association transferred the iconic baseball field,...
Behavioral health facility plan is on Wednesday agenda
DANVILLE -- Danville-area residents with concerns or questions about a proposed behavioral health facility will have a...
Insurance to cover repairs after mishap over holiday
SUNKEN HEIGHTS -- Several classrooms were damaged when a pipe burst over the holiday break inside W.W. Evans Memorial...