Head Football Coach Suspended
The Head Coach of the Bloomsburg varsity football team has been suspended for two games. Anthony Russo.... who had been hired to prop up a sagging football program... is serving a two game suspension after having verbal sparing with Superintendent Donald Wheeler in front of the Girl's Soccer team. It all stemmed from what happened at football practice Wednesday night. Now, Defensive coordinator Kevin Seabrook will lead the Panthers in Friday's game against Milton.
One of Danville's major businesses is closing down. Metso Corporation employees between 60 to 70 workers, but sometime next year the company is moving it's plant to York. Commissioner Ken Holdren telling our media partner Newswatch 16 he's hurt by the decision. The Danville plant makes such things as products for the mining, oil and gas industries... and Holdren says if Metso does shut down... it will be a slap in the face to Danville's economy.
One of the features at this years Bloomsburg Fair is an old fashioned barn raising... but the Amish gentleman scheduled to be here may have some reservations. Fair President Paul Reichart explains says one Amish barn raising expert has already backed out. The 161st exhibition of the Fair has a soft opening Friday.... but it will be in full swing tomorrow through next Saturday.
Two people are in custody after a probation officer discovered a one – pot meth lab inside an upstairs apartment in the 600 block of Old Berwick Road. The Press – Enterprise is reporting in their on – line edition that probation officers at stopped to check on 34 – year old Amie Traugh Ladlee. There... they found what appeared to be a one – point lab. Also in the apartment was 35 – year old Jayson McHenry... wanted on an outstanding traffic warrant. Ladlee was taken into custody for violating her probation... as well as an outstanding warrant. A State Police Clandestine Lab Response team appeared... as well as the Bloomsburg Fire Department.
Trump in Pittsburgh
In Pittsburgh Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a conference of Shale gas industry professionals that they would like him if he got to the White House. Mr. Trump bashed the Obama administration for placing too many restrictions on oil and gas exploration... and promised to free the shale gas industry by enacting a moratorium on any new regulations not needed to safeguard the public. Trump also said he would end the wars on coal and on coal miners... but added that his energy policy would make full use of traditional and renewable energy sources.
Deeper Understanding of Governments
In this busy election year, state lawmakers have unanimously passed a resolution to raise awareness of the need for deeper understanding of federal, state, and local governments. Republican Representative Kate Harper sponsored the resolution after a constituent of hers voiced concern over low voter turnout in PA. Harper says it's likely many people don't understand the roles of state and federal officials. She says her resolution encourages every citizen to better understand their government, and to exercise their right and responsibility to vote.
George Curry Movie
How do you depict a man... a coach that has meant so much to football. We'll if you're a motion picture maker... you put words, music and man to film. That's what two guys did... and one of them... Jason Genovese brings the film to life. The documentary dealing with George Curry will be shown several time's during the weekend of the 30th at the Berwick Theater on East Front Street.
Trying to Make PA a Leading Exporter
The Department of Community and Economic Development is wrapping up a two-week effort to boost Pennsylvania's status as a leading exporter. "Bringing the World to Pennsylvania" is an initiative by the DCED to promote products made in the state for sale on the world market. Department officials spent the last two weeks touring different regions of the state with international trade representatives, giving business leaders the chance to showcase their products. Last year Pennsylvania companies exported more than 39 billion dollars worth of their goods.
Businessman in Trouble
A business man from Schuylkill County was convicted of bilking an elderly couple out of more than $300,000 last year. Officials say Alfonso Picone of Tamaqua met the county at his family's restaurant... and offered to help them with their finances. They say Picone then used the couple's bank account to write check to himself. Officials started investigating after Schuylkill County Senior Services noticed something wrong with the elderly couple's finances.
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation to allow liquor-to-go sales at grocery stores and restaurants. Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) said his measure would allow any business with a valid restaurant or hotel license to purchase an expanded permit for liquor sales. Licensed businesses could sell up to three liters of spirits in a single transaction for off-premises consumption.