Drugs & Gang Seminar
Illegal drugs... pervasive in our society these days.... and they're showing up more and more in Columbia County. That was a message of a meeting Tuesday night at the Berwick High School organized by Columbia County Commissioner David Kovach. Columbia – Montour President Judge Tom James was on hand... and he said society needs a new national drug policy. Other high profile speakers were on hand for the program... including Berwick Police Chief Ken Strish... and Columbia County District Attorney Tom Leipold.
Student With Knife Disarmed
A 13 – year old Bloomsburg School student faces charges and expulsion from school after allegedly pulling a knife on a teacher. The student or teacher have not been identified by Bloomsburg Police, but the Press – Enterprise is reporting in Wednesday's edition that no one was injured... and the girl was taken into custody. Superintendent Cos Curry telling the paper it was nothing more than an isolated incident.
Authorities in Shickshinny are trying to find an arsonist responsible for two pre – dawn Tuesday morning fires. An SUV belonging to the son of the Borough's Mayor went up in flames.... and a short time later... a three – alarm fire breaking out in a vacant home on North Susquehanna Avenue. The Shickshinny fire company requesting help from the Mocanaqua and Berwick fire departments to extinguish. Two other suspicious fire have leveled empty homes in Mocanaqua over the past three weeks.
Millard / Caregivers
State Representative David Millard of Millville will hold another in a series of caregiver forums Thursday night near Lightstreet. The forums are designed to provide information dealing with end of life care.... or just the care of an elderly person... and Representative Millard says sometime we don't know where to turn. A panel will be on hand.... not to give legal advice... but rather point out who to turn to in the time of need. The forum to be held at the Columbia – Montour Office of Aging on Sawmill Road near Lightstreet.
A series of bills dealing with veterans issues have been signed into law by Governor Corbett. One of them... sponsored by State Senator Lisa Baker... a Republican from nearby Luzerne County... calls for $1. 7 - million from the sale of the Scotland School for Veterans Children will help to get the newly – created Veterans Trust Fund started. The fun will provide additional money for veterans programs.
A McAdoo man is in trouble with the law. 27 – year old Justin Anderson was arrested by police after he allegedly smashed the front door of the Lackawanna College in Hazleton Tuesday. Police picking up Anderson at the school at the corner of East Broad and Cedar Streets. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries. Anderson is facing charges of criminal mischief... resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Governor Corbett has signed an execution warrant for a man convicted of murdering four people... including a Schuylkill County woman... back in 1995. The murder spree of 41 - Mark Spotz included killing his brother... June Olinger of Schuylkill County.... a woman in York County.... and a woman in Cumberland County. The Spotz execution is scheduled to take place in early January.
Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers have asked for a little more time to file briefs supporting the former Penn State assistant football coach’s bid to have child sexual abuse convictions overturned and a new trial granted. Defense attorney Joe Amendola asked Centre County Judge John Cleland for two more weeks past Friday’s deadline to file supporting arguments for Sandusky’s post-sentencing motions. Sandusky was convicted earlier this year of having sex with ten teenaged boys over a 15 – year period of time.
Southern HS Football
Southern Columbia has won 20 District 4 Class A football championships in the past 21 seasons. Friday night, the unbeaten Tigers will try for another when they play once beaten South Williamsport in the District final at Tiger Stadium. Southern Columbia coach Jim Roth is concerned with the Mounties power running game. Friday's District final kicks off at 7 O'clock. You can hear the game on Classic Rock 103.5 starting with the pregame show at 6:30.
The successful regular season of the Bloomsburg University football team is reflected in the All PSAC team that was released yesterday. Fifteen Huskies were named to the first and second teams, the most of any Eastern Division school. Leading the way was running back Franklyn Quiteh who was a first team selection for the third time. The blockers who helped Quiteh become the conference's leading rusher were well represented- four of the Huskies offensive linemen and tight end Dylan Manni were named all PSAC.
The Bloomsburg University men's basketball team plays at Penn State -Hazleton tomorrow night at 7 O'clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations starts with the Husky Warmup Show at 6:40. The Huskies lost their season opener Saturday against Pitt-Johnstown.