Still no word as to what cause a weekend fire that extensively damaged a Briar Creek Township bar and restaurant on Route 93. The Castawayz's went up in flames midday Saturday... forcing four people to flee from the bar... as well as a tenant who lived in an apartment above the business. No one was injured.
Two more hearings are expected to be held this month dealing with a proposal to increase the cost of construction project that would trigger prevailing wage for those working on the job. Right now... it stands at $25,000... but State Representative David Millard of Berwick wants that limit raised to $100,000 before union – type wages kick in. A hearing was held in Stroudsburg last week... with hearings now set for Williamsport and Johnstown later this month.
The Susquehanna River can be a great assert to the communities along it's banks... but it can also cause devastation... as we found out two years ago. Now... Lewisburg – based SEDA – COG is holding a workshop on the Bloomsburg University campus later this month dealing with the river and understanding flooding impacts... so says the organization's Trish Carothers. The Susquehanna River Town Workshop to be held September 30th at the Kehr Union on the B-U campus.
Investigators say they don't know the cause of a fire in Ashland early Monday morning... making eight people homeless. The apartment building was located on West Centre Street... and despite investigators visiting the scene... no one seems to have a concrete answer. There were no injuries in the early morning blaze.
State Police are looking for a jewelry thief who made off with an estimated 15 – hundred dollars from a Barnesville home.. south of Hazleton. Police says the crook broke into the Maple Street home either late Sunday night or early Monday morning... making off with an assortment of jewelry.