Press Enterprise Archives

November 19, 2022
Area leaders hope Luzerne County contributes to costs
and M.J. MAHON Press Enterprise Writers BLOOMSBURG -- Columbia County prosecutors will seek the death penalty for...
Valley Township contractor is facing felony
MILLVILLE -- A Greenwood Township homeowner is out $4,100 after he paid a contractor to work on his roof, but the work...
Bloomsburg officials talk tampering with tire boots after tickets
By M.J. MAHON Press Enterprise Writer BLOOMSBURG -- One fall morning, Town Hall staffers were surprised when a man came...
Bloomsburg man blames custody-fight frustration
BLOOMSBURG -- Police descended on a town street here Friday and took a man into custody for sending allegedly...
‘Girls on the Run’ member has worked with pooches half her life, mom reports
DANVILLE -- Although only 10 years old, Leah Graham already has plenty of experience as a dog handler. When she was...
November 18, 2022
Wilkes-Barre suspect is locked up in Columbia County
SUMMERHILL -- A man shot his stepfather in the leg following an argument at a home on Dairy Road here Wednesday evening...
State funds may go toward $21M project
BLOOMSBURG -- Officials say Columbia County has been allotted $4 million for more flood protection in town. It's...
Bloomsburg man may get 17 years
BLOOMSBURG -- A Bloomsburg man admitted abusing an infant so badly, she suffered a brain injury. Now Christopher...
DANVILLE -- A 66-year-old Sunbury man allegedly brought fentanyl to Geisinger Medical Center when he was admitted in...
Council members expect borough electric rates to rise in 2024
CATAWISSA -- Property owners here won't see their taxes go up in 2023 if council approves the preliminary budget...
November 17, 2022
Council says group hasn’t contributed, president says little input was sought
BLOOMSBURG -- Town officials recently raised questions about the Bloomsburg Town Park Improvement Association because...
Protests raised after hike approved by some, but never put up for full vote
BERWICK -- Two months after a school director protested a $10,000 raise for a teacher, the board formally voted to...
Easton man succumbed to injuries after Tuesday crash
MAHONING TWP. -- The driver trapped beneath his overturned box truck in Tuesday night's snowstorm has died, police say...
Leaders concerned about fundraising amid inflation
Local Salvation Army volunteers have started ringing their bells outside local stores, even as leaders worry inflation...
November 16, 2022
Bloomsburg man accused of rigging company’s raffles
RUPERT -- The former fire chief of the now-defunct Montour Township Fire Co. sold raffle tickets for the company, then...
Man is found guilty of harassing daughter
BLOOMSBURG -- A jury acquitted a father charged with abusing his young daughter after she refused to try on new shirts...
Danville-area crash one of about a dozen reported as heavy snow fell
MAHONING TWP. -- A box truck skidded out of control on a snowy highway Tuesday night and overturned, pinning its driver...
BLOOMSBURG -- A Bloomsburg University bus carrying 15 students caught fire on Tuesday, but everyone escaped without...
DANVILLE -- A 15-year-old Danville Area student is charged with making terroristic threats and institutional vandalism...
November 15, 2022
Bloomsburg Fairgrounds car races essentially outlawed
BLOOMSBURG — Town officials enacted amendments to the noise ordinance last night that effectively outlaw car races at...
DANVILLE -- Several parents showed up at Danville Area's board meeting on Monday night to express concern for the...
Franklin Township school aims to get students reading
For the Press Enterprise FRANKLIN TWP. -- For a new book vending machine's first few days at G.C. Hartman Elementary...
BLOOMSBURG -- The town's annual Parade of Lights will continue this year, its new sponsor confirms. The Black Friday...
BERWICK -- A woman allegedly opened a checking account in her host's name without his knowledge, then used it to steal...
November 14, 2022
Work-around lets cops communicate, but some say it won’t be fast enough
The head of Luzerne County's 9-1-1 center says he's working to get Salem Township and Nescopeck police direct access to...
Welliver Drive project granted conditional use despite some concerns
RUPERT -- A solar farm is one step closer to being developed along Welliver Drive after officials granted an exception...
Neighbor claims living situation a ‘nightmare’ after dispute over dog
BLOOMSBURG -- An Aristes man was placed on probation Thursday and ordered to have no contact with a neighbor whom he...
Vehicle search allegedly turned up drugs
ESPY -- A Luzerne County woman named in an arrest warrant lied to police about her identity during a traffic stop here...
Officers: Suspect kicked patrol car doors, slipped out of cuffs
BERWICK -- A drunken woman who was arrested after refusing to leave a bar jumped out of a friend's car to return after...
November 13, 2022
Business owner, 42, plunged 100 feet in Salem Township
SALEM TWP. -- Police believe a man working alone in a front loader died Friday night when a slope gave way and sent the...
Ex-Anthony Township supervisor finds purpose in photos, prison outreach
ANTHONY TWP. -- Former Anthony Township Supervisor Richard "Dick" Hess has found his niche later in life. Hess worked...
Troopers OK, colleague relays
NESCOPECK TWP. -- Two State Police troopers were taken to a hospital early Saturday after their patrol vehicle was...
COOPER TWP. -- The supervisors here hope to collect about $51,000 in overdue sewer charges, but they say it will most...
November 12, 2022
Catawissa officials link two-hour limit to attracting new businesses
CATAWISSA -- Main Street's two-hour parking limit will be more strictly enforced following a clash of opinions at the...
Most unionized staff vote for higher pay, lower insurance costs
BLOOMSBURG -- Roughly 90% of Autoneum's unionized workers voted to authorize a strike Friday. The vote was a rare move...
Volkswagen crashed into neighbor’s home
BUCKHORN -- A Geisinger cardiac surgeon suffered a heart attack early Friday while backing out of his driveway and...
BLOOMSBURG -- A man arrested after he showed child pornography on his cell phone to coworkers at Burger King pleaded...
BERWICK -- A Berwick man had 46 packets of fentanyl and a host of other drugs at his home when police raided it Nov. 3...
November 11, 2022
Berwick CEO seeks government funding for transition
BERWICK -- It will take at least a year, maybe longer, for the conversion of Berwick Hospital to a mental health...
Driver, 18, allegedly had knives and pot
BLOOMSBURG -- A teenager who took her mother's SUV without permission has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor...
Supervisor and secretary: Officials have been ‘frugal’
RUPERT -- New homes and more residents working mean additional tax revenue will stave off a tax hike this year in...
MILLERTOWN -- A 20-year-old man is accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him at a home along Kindt...
November 10, 2022
Autoneum employees could approve walkout if salary contract not reached
BLOOMSBURG -- The town's auto-carpet plant could be a step closer to its first labor walkout in more than 50 years if...
Motorcyclist pleaded guilty to brandishing gun toward another driver along Route 11
BLOOMSBURG -- A Benton man has pleaded guilty to brandishing a handgun toward another motorist during a road rage...
Bloom warns of restrictions after vacating rights to Miller Avenue
BLOOMSBURG -- "No trespassing" signs have been placed around Miller Avenue in town, the spot earmarked for construction...
Judge also orders fines, parole for falsifying papers
BLOOMSBURG -- A woman who admitted forging veterinary papers as part of a horse deal with an Ohio animal lover must...
Danville woman allegedly ‘blatantly reckless’
MAHONING TWP. -- A 64-year-old Danville woman who was driving recklessly through the township on Aug. 14 had a blood-...
November 9, 2022
Luzerne County reports ballot blunder
SALEM TWP. -- Voters cast doubt about election integrity along with ballots Tuesday as more than 40 polling places in...
Robert Leadbeter is Columbia County's new representative in the Pennsylvania House, election-night results show....
From Associated Press and wire reports HARRISBURG -- Democrat Josh Shapiro led in the race for Pennsylvania governor on...
U.S. Senate control may hinge on race
HARRISBURG (AP) -- After a bare-knuckled and extraordinary campaign, it remained unclear who would come out on top in...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eager to claw back power in Congress, energized Republicans waged a grinding push late Tuesday in...
BUCKHORN -- Property owners in Hemlock Township won't see an increase in their taxes this year, but officials had to...
November 8, 2022
Acting superintendent says there’s room for improvement at last board meeting
DANVILLE -- At Harry Mathias' last board meeting as Danville Area's acting superintendent, he offered several caveats...
Ed Giannattasio, a Democrat, had a recent recurrence of multiple myeloma
Press Enterprise Editor CATAWISSA -- The Democratic candidate in today's election to represent Columbia County in the...
Crews still working on project that now has a $4,600 deficit
BLOOMSBURG -- Town pool costs have maxed out the project's $1.4 million budget, with needed equipment yet to be...
Fair officials had sought a compromise
BLOOMSBURG -- Town council members plan to vote on proposed amendments to the noise ordinance next week, despite late...
Berwick board says past choices weren’t ‘family-oriented’
BERWICK -- The high school principal says he'd like to help choose future musicals after a school director questioned...
November 7, 2022
Authorities confirm shooter committed triple homicide before dying in standoff
JORDAN TWP. -- The gunman involved in Saturday's shooting rampage killed his wife during a domestic fight at their home...
Program has grown to provide therapy to children with disabilities, veterans
For the Press Enterprise HEMLOCK TWP. -- A riding center founded after a woman injured her back while delivering a baby...
Change to digital transmissions made radios incompatible for first responders
When two 16-year-olds sped away from police in Salem Township on Wednesday toward Berwick, Salem officers couldn't...
Students learn about homelessness, make kits to donate
DANVILLE -- The Girls on the Run group at Liberty Valley Intermediate Elementary School has been collecting items for "...
DANVILLE -- Danville track and field coach Tina Bartholomew loves to run. In her view, running is much more than...
November 6, 2022
State Police confirm ‘mass murderer’ who fired rifle at woman, vehicles was killed
JORDAN TWP. -- A man with a rifle shot a woman and then began firing at vehicles near the intersection of routes 239...
Group gathers daily to traverse route that covers every Bloomsburg block
BLOOMSBURG -- Bloomsburg Walking Club doesn't believe in "the roads less traveled." They prefer "feet on every street...
Office can help with compensation claims for free, director says
BLOOMSBURG -- Marine veterans who trained or were stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina decades ago are urged to...
Officials declined to give details about removal amid allegations of mail theft
SHICKSHINNY -- The blue mailbox by the post office here is gone, and post office officials won't say why. WNEP reported...