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  • The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale wraps up this weekend. Hours are 10AM - 4PM Today under the Grandstand at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

     

    The annual Hazleton Street Machine & Muscle Car Show-N-Go has been rescheduled to their rain date, this morning. Registration opens at 8AM at the Laurel Mall. The ride moves out at Noon, ending at Quaker Steak & Lube in Buckhorn.

     

    The 21st annual Dr. O's Victory Ride at Camp Victory is today. Registration and breakfast opens at 8AM. The worship service starts at 9, the ride moves out at 10. The ride returns to Camp Victory for a BBQ chicken lunch - free for ride participants, just $7 for non-riders.  



  • It's the last day of the 17th annual Northumberland County Fair at Tall Cedars Grove on Seven Points Road in Sunbury. Parking, admission, and entertainment are all free. Hours are 9AM - 10PM.

     

    The Grand Opening of West Berwick Elementary School kicks off this morning with a parade of students from Orange Street and 14th Street schools along Washington Street, starting at 9:30. The parade will end at the new school on Sycamore Street with a dedication at 10AM. Parking will be provided at Orange Street School and St Joseph's Church.

     

    The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale wraps up this weekend. Hours are 10AM - 4PM Today and Sunday under the Grandstand at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

     

    The 7th annual AGAPE Palooza is today at the Bloomsburg Town Park. From 11AM - 6PM there will be vendors, food, live music, pony rides, and more.

     

    The 2nd annual Southside Fire Co. Wine & Brew Fest is this evening at the Carnival grounds on Avenue D in Riverside. Enjoy the day with beer, wine, and food vendors, crafters, live entertainment and more from 2-7 PM. Tickets are $20 at the gate.

     

    The Dream Machines motor club will hold a cruise-in this evening at the Columbia Mall parking lot in Buckhorn. Drive in from 5:30-6PM, the show will run until 9PM.

     

    Come to Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and see their latest exhibit, Alternatives - Uncommon Photographic Processes by Robert Brown. The gallery on Center Street is open Thursdays through Sundays. A reception will be held this evening starting at 6PM.

     

    The Exchange Gallery presents their latest community art exhibition: Are We There Yet? The show, based around the theme of travel, will run at the gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg through September 30. A reception will also be held this evening starting at 6PM.

     

    The annual Hazleton Street Machine & Muscle Car Show-N-Go has been rescheduled to their rain date, this Sunday. Registration opens at 8AM at the Laurel Mall. The ride moves out at Noon, ending at Quaker Steak & Lube in Buckhorn.

     

    The 21st annual Dr. O's Victory Ride at Camp Victory is Sunday. Registration and breakfast opens at 8AM. The worship service starts at 9, the ride moves out at 10. The ride returns to Camp Victory for a BBQ chicken lunch - free for ride participants, just $7 for non-riders.  



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    Barletta Comes Through

    Congressman Lou Barletta has announced that local fire departments in Bloomsburg and Aristes have received federal grants to help with recruitment and personal protection equipment. The Bloomsburg Fire Department will receive a grant of $131,500 from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. Aristes Fire Company #1 will receive $42,072 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Bloomsburg’s grant will aid in recruiting efforts for additional firefighters, while the Aristes grant will purchase personal protection equipment, such as helmets, eye protection, and turnout gear. Both grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency within the Department of Homeland Security.

     

    University Strike

    The word “strike” has been in the air at 14 – run schools of high learning... including Bloomsburg University. In Bloomsburg Thursday... state Chancellor Frank Brogan... says he wants to see the university professors fairly compensated for the work they do. Meantime... the State System has presented to the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties a proposal that would provide a cash payment to all full-time permanent and temporary faculty this year.... and raises in each of the following two years—all contingent on cost savings.


    Pedro Rivera

    It was move in day Thursday for the students who plan to live at Elwell Hall on the Bloomsburg Univeristy campus. There to greet them was Pedro Rivera... the commonwealth's secretary of education.

    But what do you get out of this. Moving in take place Friday at other dormitory's on the BU campus.

     

    Jack Wall

    A 75 – year old Berwick man.. arrested earlier this year for sexual offenses involving a juvenile... has once again been arrested by borough police. Jack Wall was charged with indecent assault and the corruption of minors. Wall was arraigned... with bail set at $25,000 in both cases. He did not post bail... so he was sent to the Columbia County Prison.

     

    Drug Abuse

    Following hearings across the state dealing with opioids and drug abuse... a series of bills to await legislators when they arrive in Harrisburg for special session. For Columbia County lawmaker David Millard... the special session can't arrive soon enough. Drug abuse and the use of opioids ranks up there as a major problem in PA.

     

    Prescription Drug Monitoring

    Pennsylvania has joined most other states by launching its prescription drug monitoring program Thursday. State officials say the program gives medical practitioners another resource to make life right for their patients... and curb the state's opioid addiction plague. Those with the power to write a prescription can now check their patient's history in a database... before writing another prescription for powerful drugs. Prescribers that fail to use the new system may face licensing sanctions by the PA Department of State.

     

    Audit
    An audit of the state Department of Education has found the process appealing charter school payments is unclear. The report from Auditor General Eugene DePasquale centers on what happens when a school district rejects a charter school's funding request. It's appealed to the state Department of Education, a process DePasquale refers to as confusing and nonsensical. The audit shows 82 percent of school district appeals from the last five years, totaling 3-point-5 million dollars, still listed as unresolved as of last December.

    Children's Health Insurance
    The state's website for the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, has gotten a bit of a facelift. Chip covers PA kids dot com now features a coverage map to show eligible families which insurance providers are available county by county. The new site also prominently links to social media, which the Department of Human Services hopes will give people easier access to useful information. And the site is now responsive... so it will be more convenient to use on mobile devices.

     

    Ashland Fire

    An investigation is underway into a fire in some row homes in Ashland Thursday afternoon. The blaze started around 1 PM on Center Street. 10 fire companies were called in to battle the fire that investigators say started on a mattress on the second floor of this home. The fire was intense, in part, because it was spreading quickly, but also because it was spreading to the home of the Ashland fire chief right next door. 14 people will now need new places to stay. Most had insurance and are being helped out by the Red Cross.

     

    Hazleton Landlord

    A landlord has been arrested in Luzerne County for allegedly taking rent and a security deposit for an apartment that was condemned almost two years ago. Margarita Murarescu of West Hazleton was charged Thursday with theft and receiving stolen property. Court papers show she took $1,400 from two people who planned to move into the apartment in early August on North Broad Street in West Hazleton. The building was condemned in October of 2014.

     

    Orangeville Woman

    An Orangeville woman remains in critical condition after a one-car accident in northern Columbia County. 36-year-old Megan Long was traveling south on Route 42 on August 12th in Pine Township.

    State police say the SUV she was driving drifted off the roadway, struck a culvert, and rolled several times. Long was ejected from the vehicle and taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

     

    New Website

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced this week the launch of a new website where you can read data about the state government. The site is called OpenDataPA. Wolf said the site was created to promote more transparency in state government. The site includes information on job creation, school performance, and infrastructure projects.

     



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  • Major Leage Baseball

    The Philadelphia Phillies wrap up road play against the Mets this afternoon. Game time is at 1:10 PM. You can hear all the action starting with the pregame show on the WHLM stations at 12:35.



  • High School Football

    The 2016 high school football season kicked off Friday night with all area teams in action. At Crispin Field in Berwick, Frank Sheptock made his Bulldogs head coaching debut as they shut out Hazleton Area 44-0. Danville and Bloomsburg renewed their rivalry at Panther Stadium in the whlm game of the week as the Ironmen downed the Panthers 24-14. In other area games, Central Columbia beat Mifflinburg 21-20, Southern Columbia beat Shamokin 47-20, and Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech fell to Panther Valley 40-18.

     

    Major League Baseball

    The Philadelphia Phillies are on the road to play the Mets. Tonight's first pitch flies at 7:10. You can follow the Phillies starting with the pregame show at 6:35



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    High School Football

    The 2016 high school football season kicked off Friday night with all area teams in action. At Crispin Field in Berwick, Frank Sheptock made his Bulldogs head coaching debut as they shut out Hazleton Area 44-0. Danville and Bloomsburg renewed their rivalry at Panther Stadium in the whlm game of the week as the Ironmen downed the Panthers 24-14. In other area games, Central Columbia beat Mifflinburg 21-20, Southern Columbia beat Shamokin 47-20, and Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech fell to Panther Valley 40-18.

     

     

    MLB Games

    In major league baseball Thursday night... the Pittsburgh Pirates just got by the Milwaukee Brewers 3 to 2... and the New York Mets trounced the St. Louis Cardinals 10 to 6.

     

    PHL Phillies

    The Phillies had the day off. Friday they open a series in New York against the Mets. We’ll join that game in progress following the WHLM High School football game of the week.

     



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