Press Enterprise Archives

October 1, 2022
Greenwood Township woman homeless
GREENWOOD TWP. --A firefighter donned an air tank and went into a burning home to rescue a dog Friday morning. Max the...
Fire volunteers fear wear and tear on hall
BERWICK -- The Berwick YMCA food distribution is once again looking for a new home. Unless it finds one by Monday, it...
Tattoo artist is offering indelible images at the Bloomsburg Fair
BLOOMSBURG -- Tattoo artist Isaiah Tucci didn't expect to see an 82-year-old customer stroll into his tattoo tent at...
Flower-arrangement entries provide chance to contribute and learn life skills
For the Press Enterprise BLOOMSBURG -- Prisoners at State Correctional Institution-Dallas have been entering...
September 30, 2022
Mental health facility may violate township ordinance
BRIAR CREEK TWP. -- Township supervisors said plans to turn the Berwick Hospital into a mental health facility could...
Reporters aim to out-eat inflation
With food prices up, we wondered how much it would cost to satisfy the cravings that come with the Bloomsburg Fair. So...
Legends are welcomed
BLOOMSBURG -- Those at the Bloomsburg Fair on Thursday evening could hear the announcement repeated over the...
Florida woman could be headed to state psychiatric hospital
DANVILLE -- A Florida woman charged with slashing an elderly man to death in his Cooper Township home two years ago...
September 29, 2022
Company officials mull formal closure citing training and response concerns
MONTOUR TWP. -- Montour Township Fire Company officials took the small firehouse out of service Wednesday and said it...
Show set to return in 2023 after 2,118 fans enjoy grandstand performance
BLOOMSBURG -- Trying to stay atop a bucking 2,000-pound steer is no bull to professional riders like Grayson Cole....
A new mental health program received certificate from the state
BERWICK -- The state has given Berwick Hospital permission to convert to a mental health facility. The certificate of...
Couple preparing their home for hurricane after moving to Florida
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. --Two Millville natives say they knew what to expect when they moved to Florida four years ago....
September 28, 2022
Rumors of students identifying as animals false, superintendent says
DANVILLE -- The Danville Area School District doesn't have any high school students identifying as animals or any...
Wondering just what "furries" are? You wouldn't have to travel far to see one of the biggest gatherings of furries in...
Central Columbia senior’s schedule full of Bloomsburg Fair activities
BLOOMSBURG -- This year's alternate queen at the Bloomsburg Fair is a familiar face among fairgoers. Kylie Kingston,...
Homeless suspect is accused of dropping meth in a patrol car
BERWICK -- Police say a homeless man tried to get rid of the drugs he was carrying by dumping them in a police car --...
Montour County Prison officials are exploring other options
DANVILLE -- Montour County Prison inmates deemed eligible for work release by the court aren't being allowed to...
September 27, 2022
Berwick board takes no action after concerns raised
BERWICK -- The fates of two elementary schools were discussed at a Berwick Area school board meeting Monday night,...
Farmers still keeping livestock out of love, but say sale prices nowhere near upkeep
BLOOMSBURG -- Although she has an impressive new title, Grand Champion Hog, Regina, a stocky but muscular spotted pig,...
Lauren Martz claims council wrongfully fired her in 2019
BLOOMSBURG -- Former town Manager Lauren Martz is suing Bloomsburg over her alleged wrongful firing by council in 2019...
Judge orders mental evaluation, distance from family
BLOOMSBURG -- A Hemlock Township man found guilty of frightening a woman during a threatening confrontation in her...
September 26, 2022
Blaze quickly doused in Bloomsburg on Sunday
BLOOMSBURG -- An apartment fire here Sunday afternoon is under investigation by the State Police Fire Marshal,...
Several still decide to make visit with only slightly dampened spirits
BLOOMSBURG -- In spite of overcast skies and intermittent rain, Bloomsburg Fair visitors enjoyed good food, exhibits,...
Author shares list of fair favorites and is willing to try more
BLOOMSBURG -- For the second year in a row, Alexis Gulliver posted her "guide to the Bloomsburg Fair" on Facebook and...
Suspect facing three DUIs after authorities say he agreed his actions aligned with a drug user
MIFFLIN TWP. -- An intoxicated man's pickup ran out of gas on Houck Hollow Road, blocking both lanes of traffic,...
September 25, 2022
County employees ill or in quarantine amassed 1,144 ‘free’ days since 2020
BLOOMSBURG -- Columbia County employees who come down with COVID-19 will no longer be given "free" time off to recover...
Bloomsburg vendors, some recent additions, go big with exotic flavors
BLOOMSBURG -- When it comes to fair food, the Bloomsburg fair is well known for its traditional favorites. But recently...
Volunteers organize annual donation of clothes, supplies for carnival employees
BLOOMSBURG -- "I love this, there's nothing like it," said carnival worker Dalton Martell, holding two big, plastic...
Man pleads guilty, returns motorcycle after telling police he made a ‘mistake’
BLOOMSBURG -- A man who stole his uncle's motorcycle following his death and refused to return it to the widow for more...
September 24, 2022
School board is to take up topic on Oct. 3
BERWICK -- Berwick school directors approved a new offer to help bus companies shoulder the cost of rising fuel, but...
Tunes flow, pigs race, fruit and vegetables loom large
The Bloomsburg Fair can be overwhelming. But fear not -- we've scouted out the Top 10 must-see attractions this year...
Third-party sellers cause buyers grief
BLOOMSBURG -- Some fairgoers are paying third-party ticket sellers up to nearly three times the going rate for shows,...
SALEM TWP. -- A 71-year-old woman berated a police officer, then led him on a short chase up Route 11 on Monday,...
September 23, 2022
Suspect in killing cites lies, conflict of interest in seeking different lawyer
BLOOMSBURG -- A man accused of killing of a Williamsport teen more than 20 years ago again demanded a new lawyer be...
Airport and FAA regulations cited
BLOOMSBURG -- Bloomsburg Airport manager B.J. Teichman advises people who plan to fly drones over the Bloomsburg Fair...
Grandstand superintendent: New schedule cuts costs, boosts sales
BLOOMSBURG --Fair officials say the decreased number of musical acts --all scheduled for the first days of the fair --...
BERWICK -- About 20 people gathered at the edge of the Berwick Hospital parking lot Thursday evening in a rally to keep...
September 22, 2022
Officials mulling ordinance after sound study shows the extent of decibel levels
BLOOMSBURG -- Results of a noise study showed the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds track easily exceeds levels over 65 decibels...
BLOOMSBURG -- The company that designed the town pool is now being paid to oversee the construction to make sure it's...
Three people charged with defiant trespass want to take the case to a higher state court
BLOOMSBURG -- Three people charged with trespassing last fall after they refused to wear a mask at a Southern Columbia...
Animal involved in court fight allegedly healthy
LOCUST TWP. -- A rabbit that's the subject of a court fight is safe, healthy and "enjoying life," says its owner David...
Driver facing charges after accident on South Centre Township property
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. -- Police say a tractor-trailer driver en route to the JM Smucker facility on Low Street drove onto a...
September 21, 2022
Bloomsburg school board is considering viewing to discourage hurtful language
BLOOMSBURG -- Students in middle and high school may soon be shown a short documentary meant to discourage name-calling...
Bloomsburg residents urge officials to take action at intersection of Fifth and Iron streets
BLOOMSBURG -- Town officials said they will look into putting stop signs at an intersection residents claim has become...
Woman cited for criminal mischief says she plans to appeal the case
LOCUST TWP. -- A woman who took a rabbit from a farm here was found guilty of criminal mischief and tampering with...
Interim treasurer agrees to more but voices concerns
CATAWISSA -- A Catawissa employee who was already handling two responsibilities has been given a third, as well as a...
Landscaper consulted to mull benefits, problems in borough
BERWICK -- A local landscaping company is donating 15 trees at Ber-Vaughn Park to replace those lost in a July storm,...
September 20, 2022
Woman allegedly admits to falsifying a clean bill of health in animal’s sale
BLOOMSBURG -- A Lycoming County woman forged a Millville-area veterinarian's signature on health documents in an effort...
Public Works director doesn’t expect much trouble, recommends detours
BLOOMSBURG --Work on the East Street reconstruction project will continue throughout the Bloomsburg Fair, a PennDOT...
Informants bought drugs at least 20 times over past three months, officers say
MIFFLIN TWP. -- An informant cooperated with police on an investigation, buying 56 grams of methamphetamine from...
Police say suspicious-appearing man reported
HUNTINGTON TWP. --Northwest Primary School was placed in lockout mode Monday after a suspicious-appearing man was...
September 19, 2022
Fate unclear after duo ‘caught in the middle’
BLOOMSBURG -- A Catawissa church has agreed to sell its century-old plot to the fair for $10,000 after closing last...
Police say Bloom woman admitted to taking items from shared storage unit
SCOTT TWP. -- A Bloomsburg woman, upset with her mother, took her parent's belongings from a storage unit and gave them...
Suspect allegedly claimed he was born in 2019
HEMLOCK TWP. -- A Bloomsburg man who couldn't tell police officers what year he was born when stopped along Buckhorn...
Officials ‘open to try’ utilizing space for more than movies
BERWICK -- There's more to the Berwick Theater than meets the eye, and about 15 people gathered Tuesday night to talk...
September 18, 2022
Enforcement study could change the way Bloomsburg officials go after unpaid debt
BLOOMSBURG -- Officials have hired a consultant to undertake a parking enforcement study, the results of which could...
Muralist says recent move was tough but reignited her passion
BLOOMSBURG -- A Bloomsburg woman whose murals were once prominent in area businesses said she and her husband almost...
Owner says plans for a psychiatric facility continuing
BERWICK -- The owner of Berwick Hospital rejected a "substantial" offer from an investor hoping to buy it and keep it...
Organization says it has achieved economic development goals since moving headquarters
DANVILLE -- DRIVE, an organization aimed at economic development in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union...