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  • Wednesday / September 17, 2014


    Fairground Injury

    An employee of Reithoffer Shows... the supplier of rides to the Bloomsburg Fair... is recovering at the Geisinger Medical Center from injuries sustained in a work – related accident Tuesday. 23 – year old Brae Landis was in a bucket inspecting the Skyride... when his loose clothing became entangled in a guide wheel. Ride operator Rick Reithoffer telling our media partner Newswatch 16 that the accident was not due to a malfunction of the ride, but rather Landis not paying attention. Landis received a severely lacerated neck. He was transported to Geisinger by ground. The ride is expected to open on time Friday afternoon.


    Suspect Sought

    Pennsylvania State Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 31 – year old Canadensis man... now accused of murdering one state trooper and critically wounded another. State Police say Matthew Eric Frien is believe the man who pulled the trigger of a .308 caliber rifle... which killed 38 – year old Corporal Bryon Dickson.... and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass last Friday night. The shooting took place during shift change at the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks in Pike County. Frein became the main suspect when a resident walking a dog two miles from the barracks spotted a vehicle in a pond. Evidence found inside include shell casings that matched the bullets recovered in the shooting... as well as a drivers license and social security card. At last word... Frein is not in custody... and is considered armed and dangerous.


    Our Town / Bloomsburg

    Showcasing Bloomsburg on WVIA's Our Town series. There is a meeting Wednesday night... dealing with the stories and the production taking place to make sure the show is a success. WVIA Producer Lisa Mazzarella says the “white board” meeting is designed to put stories in the hands of community residents. Wednesday night's meeting gets underway at 6:30 at the Caldwell Consistory on the square in Bloomsburg. Our Town / Bloomsburg is scheduled to air December 4th.


    Line of Credit

    Pennsylvania is borrowing from the state treasury, taking advantage of a line of credit after the government's main bank account balance hit a ten year low. Now, there's disagreement over the whether the timing is a sign of a bigger problem. The state has used short term financing at least 17 times over the last 20 years according to Jay Pagni, spokesman for Governor Tom Corbett. He says it has nothing to do with the integrity or structure of the budget. But Treasurer Rob McCord and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale say its a big deal because of the timing. McCord says the use of the credit line is prudent but the early need for it is alarming.


    Nuclear Plant

    PPL's Steam Electric station in Salem Township... north of Berwick... has been removed from the list of six most – watched nuclear power plants. The big reason... the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says plant management has taken sufficient action to take care of the issues plaguing the Unit two reactor... as well as unplanned shutdowns. A report from the NRC on Monday indicated the additional scrutiny is no longer needed.


    State Spending
    State house and senate panels tackled property tax reform, spending limits and debt reduction Tuesday. It's called the Taxpayers Protection Act and it got through the state senate finance committee on a 7 to 4 vote. Senator Mike Folmer says it would limit, not reduce the growth of state spending, based on the lesser of three thresholds. It would require future excess funds to be divided between the rainy day fund and unfunded pension liabilities with the rest returned to taxpayers.


    Berwick United Way

    It's a big task... but a lot of non – profit agencies are depending on the Berwick Area United Way. They've recently launched a campaign to raise an estimated $450,000 by the end of the year. One agency dependent on United Way funding is the Berwick Salvation Army headed by Lt. Kevin Polito. In particular... the Salvation Army is dependent on United Way funding for their comprehensive emergency services program.... designed to help folks who are in need of food, shelter and heat.


    Teachers & Weapons

    Legislation which would allow teachers and other school personnel in Pennsylvania to carry guns at work is drawing a mixed reaction. At a Senate Education Committee hearing, Sen. Donald White, the prime sponsor, said the bill would give schools more options for protecting students, as well as aiding law enforcement especially in rural areas, where response times can be longer. But Sen. Anthony Williams said it's a bad idea to place this responsibility on those whose principal interest is educating children. He adds that even persons with the highest level of firearms training make mistakes, sometimes with tragic consequences.

    Medical Marijuana
    A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is awaiting a vote in the state Senate. Supporters say the active ingredient in marijuana can aid in the treatment of a number of conditions, as well as helping the body tolerate the effects of drugs for cancer or HIV. Those opposed say legalizing pot sends the wrong message about drug use and increases the potential for abuse. The bill's co-sponsor Sen. Daylin Leach, says he expects passage in the Senate, but adds he knows there are many opponents, including Gov. Tom Corbett.


    Coaldale Mayor

    The former mayor of Coaldale will spend the next nine months to three years in state prison. 75 – year old Richard Corkery was convicted in Carbon County court Tuesday after being found guilty earlier this year of watching child pornography on his work computer.


    Wilkes – Barre Police Chief

    The Wilkes – Barre Police Department has a new acting chief. Robert Hughes, Jr. was named to the job by Mayor Tom Leighton. He replaces Gerard Dessoye who retired following a 33 year career and is now the head of security at King's College. Now... the search is on for a replacement for Dessoye.


    University of Pennsylvania

    Bloomsburg University... didn't make the list.... but one PA University did. The men's magazine Playboy has released their ultra scientific list of the top party schools and the University of Pennsylvania takes the number one spot. This year is the first time Penn has even appeared on the list. Editors apparently consider many factors including, access to nightlife and musical events and creativity when planning social gatherings.


    WHLM Sports

    Southern Columbia

    Southern Columbia is the area's only unbeaten high school football team, and the Tigers are once again ranked third in the state in Class AA by the Pennsylvania Football News. Southern Columbia has outscored their first three opponents 139 to 28. This Friday the Tigers play at Danville in our high school football game of the week. Danville will bring a 1 and 2 record into the game which will be the Heartland Conference Division 2 opener for both teams.


    PHL Phillies

    In the second game of their series in San Diego Tuesday night.. the Padres just got by the Philadelphia Phillies 5 to 4. Game three is Wednesday night with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 9:35.


    Other MLB Games

    In other games Tuesday night... the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Boston Red Sox 4 to 0... the New York Mets blasted the Miami Marlins 9 to 1... and the New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 1...

  • What's Happening?


    Sept 15

    The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a panel discussion and presentation on Monday, September 15 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. The topic of the evening will be "The Deadly Trend of Methamphetamine: What Can We Do?" The program starts at 6PM. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.


    Sept 16

    The Master Gardeners of Columbia County wrap up their series of free gardening lectures at the McBride Memorial Library this Tuesday with a look at putting your garden to bed for the winter, presented by Charlotte Welliver and Dee Hranitz. The talk starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.


    Sept 17 & 18, Oct 4

    The Bloomsburg Salvation Army is taking applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance for low-income families. From 9AM-1PM, Wednesday, September 17, families with names from A-K can sign up at First Presbyterian on Market Street; families with names from L-Z can sign up on Thursday the 18th. There will be open signups the evening of the 18th from 5-7:30PM, and at the Benton Community Center on Saturday, October 4 from 9Am-Noon. For details call 570-387-4112.


    Sept 18

    The Lonely Sock Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library this Thursday night with an evening of paper embroidery with Sandra Whitmire. The meeting starts at 6:30PM in the Fireplace Lounge of the library on Market Street.


    Sept 19

    New Covenant Christian Church in Berwick is holding a free movie night this Friday starting at 7PM featuring the Superbook series for children. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. The church is at 212 West 11th street, next to Crispin Field.


    Sept 19-27

    The 159th Bloomsburg Fair runs September 20-27 at the grounds just off Route 11 in Bloomsburg. Almost every fair food imaginable, hundreds of vendors, the midway, dozens of rides, agricultural exhibits, races, wolrd-class live entertainment and so much more. It all starts with the annual Vespers service at the Free Stage, Friday night Sept 19 at 7PM. For a full list of the week's events, check out


    Sept 20, 21

    The Annual Pennsylvania Heritage Festival is this Saturday and Sunday at gates 2 & 3 of the Troy Fairgrounds, starting at 10AM each day. Come celebrate "Our Heritage In Music" with string bands, great food, juried crafters, demonstrations and much more. For more information, check out


    Sept 20

    The 25th annual Hegins Valley Arts & Crafts Faire will be held this Saturday from 9AM-3PM at the park in Hegins - rain or shine. There will be over 200 craftsmen from PA and beyond displaying and demonstrating their work, as well as a variety of foods, starting with breakfast at 7AM. Parking is just $2. For more information call 570-682-9541.


    Thru Sept 28

    Donations are being accepted for the Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale going on now until late September. The doors will be open for shopping Thursdays through Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM at the ARC storefront in the Bloomsburg Cinema Center plaza on Route 11. Donations of appliances, clothing, and other items can be dropped off 7 days a week - please no Televisions, Computers, Mattresses, Box Springs, or Exercise Equipment. All proceeds go to support A.R.C. Volunteers are still needed! Call 570-275-2313 for more information.


    Thru Oct 2

    Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for a regional college student printmaking exhibition, running through Thursday, October 2. The show features work from students of Lycoming College and Bloomsburg University.


    Oct 4 - Nov 22

    The Moose Exchange is putting out the call for your submission for Cover of a Comic, a community comic book art-inspired show, running October 6 through November 22. Come to the Antler gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg Saturday, October 4 from 11AM - 1PM to sumbit your entry. A reception will be held on Friday, October 10, from 6-8PM.


    Thru November 15

    The Danville chapter of the American Red Cross is opening nominations for this year's Robert Pursel Distinguished Citizen of the Year award, to be presented on November 15. For nomination forms, call 570-275-1441.



    Volunteers are needed to help the Lycoming Animal Protection Society no-kill cat shelter in South Williamsport. Help is needed in many areas, from basic shelter maintainece to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to



    Bloomsburg Christian Church's free library will be open every Saturday from 9:30 AM til 3:30 PM. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg.



    The free Saturday Trains program at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church will be open every Saturday from 10 AM - Noon. Check out the "talking train," the Amtrak "Pennsylvanian," and dozens of other trains and a model merry-go-round that both children and adults can play with. The church is at the corner of Pine and East Market Streets in Danville.


    The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn will be open from Noon - 4 PM every Saturday at the Sears end of the mall. The handicapped-accessible model train layouts are open to everyone. See a newly arrived American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.




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