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Official Opening Day at Bloomsburg Fair

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- The fun has officially begun at what's been a September staple for more than a century and a half. We headed to the heart of Columbia County on Saturday to check out the official opening day of the Bloomsburg Fair. "We, like, come every year," said Mya Kinney of Orange

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2017-09-24 03:25:13

Bloomsburg Fair kicks off with flair

Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Maria Runge and her granddaughter Leah Daniels, 4, Numidia, pet a German Shorthair puppy held by Vikki Breech of Catawissa at the dog show exhibit on Friday at the Bloomsburg Fair. Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Foot traffic stops as a horse and his jockey make their way t

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-22 22:58:57

Combined Nazi-Confederate flag burned in demonstration outside Bloomsburg court house

Activist Gene Stilp burned a combined flag representing both Nazi Germany and the Confederate States of America outside of the Columbia County Courthouse in downtown Bloomsburg. The demonstration drew a crowd of roughly three dozen, including journalists, and at least one counter-protester, who was

PENNLIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 18:03:08

State declares Bloomsburg Fair ride unsafe

BLOOMSBURG - A ride sitting at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds will remain idle throughout the upcoming fair because state officials feel it is unsafe. The state Department of Agriculture had declared that type of ride unsafe, following a fatal accident involving the same type of ride that broke apart at

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-22 01:29:55

'It's the flag of the white supremacist': activist set to burn 'Nazi-Confederate' flag in Bloomsburg

Gene Stilp was going to burn his homemade Nazi-Confederate flag Friday regardless of if he received permission from the Columbia County commissioners, but he learned Thursday that he didn't need any such permit. Stilp is set to burn the hand-crafted flag at 11 a.m. Friday at the Columbia County Cour

PENNLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 21:57:28

TobyMac kicks off star-studded Bloomsburg Fair lineup

BLOOMSBURG - If the first-ever appearance of TobyMac at the Bloomsburg Fair was a "test," he has surpassed expectations before making it to the stage according to the fair president. "We normally try to get a Christian group for the Sunday night," said Paul Reichart. Social media has helped spread

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-21 17:42:00

Bloomsburg Fair Nears; Vendors Begin to Set Up

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds are bustling with activity this time of year. With the 162nd Annual Fair just days away, vendors were busy setting up in the "Arts and Crafts Building" on Wednesday. Eyewitness News spoke with Joe Merante who makes soaps and candles

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:10:20

Summer-like fair weather will turn colder Thursday

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BLOOMSBURG FAIR Bloomsburg Fair Director David Millard, left, greets guests exiting the Caleb Barton House while Director Scott Edwards hands out gift bags Friday. BLOOMSBURG - The forecast for the early days of this year's Bloomsburg Fair is for, well, fair weather. According

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Trisha Krieger and Andrew Bailey

LEWISBURG - Announcement is made of the engagement of Trisha Krieger and Andrew Bailey, both of Lewisburg. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Susan Krieger, of Sunbury, and the late Robert Krieger Jr. She is a 2006 graduate of Selinsgrove Area High School, and a 2010 and 2017 graduate of Bloomsburg

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-24 06:00:00

Committed to service to country

WATSONTOWN - It was a desire to continue serving his country, and his community, that led Dave Ferguson to join the American Legion. That same desire to serve has led him to yet another layer of responsibility within the legion. Ferguson, who is in his fourth year as commander of American Legion Pos

MILTON DAILY STANDARD - 2017-09-23 13:00:00

Document: Fentanyl found at SCI-Coal

COAL TOWNSHIP - An internal document indicates fentanyl was found in SCI-Coal Township the same day of a suspected overdose of an inmate who died two days later. An incident log for July 26 describes inmate Rafe Anthony Dunn Jr. being taken to the emergency room at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Soup kitchen serves meal at new location

DANVILLE - After 24 years of serving free noon-time meals at Mahoning Presbyterian Church to those in need, Danville's Jubilee soup kitchen has moved to Trinity Lutheran Church, on E. Market Street. Saturday was the second meal offered at Trinity, said Jubilee soup kitchen director Nancy Davies. "I

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-23 20:41:47

St. Ambrose makes wine fest a tradition

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Just before noon Saturday, Mandi Clauser of Schuylkill Haven was sipping cherry wine and thinking about chocolate. "It's some good stuff. If you paired it with a bar of chocolate, it would be amazing," she said at the second annual St. Ambrose Wine Festival, sponsored by the St. A

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2017-09-24 08:16:00

Luzerne County restaurant inspections Sept. 10-16: Food stored for undetermined time

The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According the agency: "any inspection is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-

TIMES-LEADER - 2017-09-23 20:04:21

Supervisors seeking solution to Lily Road drainage trouble

STEPHANIE BETTICK/STAFF PHOTO Two large underground drainage pipes were placed part-way up the driveway of Ronald Schreffler, who said water runoff on Lily Road, Paxinos, has caused damage to his property for years. PAXINOS - Shamokin Township supervisors are working with four state agencies to deve

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Olympic social media Emmy winner has local ties

submitted photo Caroline Engle, right, is pictured together with her sister, Hannah, and grandmother, Marge Herman, a few years back. OVERLOOK - The mention of "Emmy Awards" doesn't typically conjure up thoughts of the coal region. Yet, Caroline Engle, who has local ties to the Shamokin area, has wo

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Time for county, township to work together

With a self-imposed deadline to get the new Northumberland County Prison up and running at the former Northwestern Academy site in Coal Township next summer, it is unfortunate county commissioners and Coal Township officials have entered into an unnecessary shoving match. Over the past few weeks, bo

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-24 06:00:00

Statues were even controversial in 1890

Recent calls for the removal of statues honoring Confederate heroes have sparked controversy and heated arguments. I'm not an advocate of removing the statues, but it's worth pointing out Union patriots vigorously opposed erection of Confederate monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield. It took congr

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00


Federal agents from the Lewisburg prohibition offices made another of their periodical visits to Kulpmont yesterday afternoon and as a result located more than forty barrels of beer in two "beer drops." In a garage in the rear of 722 Chestnut street the agents located 21 full barrels of the amber be

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Woman in handcuffs after Kulpmont shooting

KULPMONT - A woman was in handcuffs outside a home on Maple Street in the borough late Saturday while a helicopter landed at the Terry Miriello sports complex to transport a man believed to have suffered a gunshot wound. A shooting was reported at about 10:45 p.m. at 654 Maple St., which is one stre

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00