News from Bloomsburg

 | By Julye Wemple
Sunday, December 9, 2018

BLOOMSBURG — Mounting legal fees and decreasing property tax revenues are partly to blame for a 9 percent property tax increase in next year’s proposed budget, officials say.

Council...


 | By the Press Enterprise staff
Saturday, December 8, 2018

BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg’s Jake Leonardo (106 pounds), Berwick’s Nick Yule (126), Central Columbia’s Isaac Kester (132) and Mount Carmel’s...


 | By GERI GIBBONS
Saturday, December 8, 2018

BLOOMSBURG — Police called Matthias Kahn a “lucky man” on Friday night after someone shot into his car while he was sitting in it on Center Street, and he escaped injury.

“He was...


 | By GERI GIBBONS
Saturday, December 8, 2018

BLOOMSBURG — In 1973, self-described “former hippie” Penny Pomfret started the Magic Carpet Preschool on Barton Street with the belief that a lot of learning comes simply from play and spending...


Thursday, December 6, 2018

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University will offer a second “Over 60” informational program for those 60 years and older on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 8:30-10 a.m. in the Assembly Room of Monty’s on...


 | By Julye Wemple
Thursday, December 6, 2018

BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg University Council of Trustees voted to borrow $3 million to head off a “serious system failure” in its aging student union building.

Replacing the HVAC...


 | By Michael Lester
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BLOOMSBURG — Milco Industries’ future in garment production is uncertain now that it has sold its clothes manufacturing factory in El Salvador, Milco Vice President Joe Iurato confirmed Tuesday...


 | By Leon Bogdan
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BLOOMSBURG — A man posing as a fireman who went door-to-door collecting funds for the Bloomsburg Fire Department was allowed to enter Columbia County’s ARD program as a first offender.

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 | By Julye Wemple
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University broke ground Tuesday on a $33 million, four-story building that will house art studios, classrooms, and administrative offices.

The 131,000-square-...


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BLOOMSBURG — A woman concealed small packets of drugs inside herself in preparation for being lodged in the Columbia County Prison, arrest papers say.

Drugs including small amounts of...