Stuart Tank Association
The Stuart Tank Association of Berwick has just gotten possession of a building at the corner of Third and Vine Streets in Berwick. It was at one time a Jewish Synagogue and then the American Red Cross...
David Kovach says there's a lot of work to be preformed. Now... according to Mr. Kovach... there is a possibility of acquiring a second Stuart tank for their collection. The Stuart was built at the former Berwick A-C&F plant in the early 40's... with an estimated 15 thousand produced.
Fred Gaffney / Mr. Trump
At 12 noon today.... President – elect Trump becomes President Trump. There are some lingering concerns in the business community what a Trump presidency means. Fred Gaffney of the Columbia – Montour Chamber of Commerce says the biggest concern is the modifying of Obamacare. Mr. Gaffney pointed out that the stock market has improved since Mr. Trump was elected.
Of Pennsylvania's five Democratic U.S. Representatives, only one will be there to watch the inauguration of Republican Donald Trump. Congressman Matthew Cartwright (D-PA-17) says he is not critical of his Democratic colleagues who are boycotting the presidential inauguration, especially the man who started the movement, Georgia Congressman John Lewis. Cartwright says part of his reason for attending is that he feels it's his duty to go as an elected representative.
He's been a Donald Trump supporter from the beginning.. and now he's looking forward to Friday's inauguration. Lou Barletta of Hazleton has been a part of Trump's transition team. Barletta said he feels good about his decision to endorse Trump. After Trump was elected, Barletta was being considered for a position in Trump’s cabinet, but decided to withdraw from consideration to stay in his seat in congress.
A mother and grandmother are charged with endangerment after two toddlers were found near busy East Street in Bloomsburg back in December. 24 – year old Elizabeth Rhone and her mother, 56 year old Jeanne Benjamin were arrested and charged. Police say on December 20th, a two-year-old and a three-year-old were found by a good Samaritan wandering near the roadway. The children were wearing pajamas with nothing on their feet. The pair are locked up in the Columbia County Prison awaiting further court action.
Dauphin County Robbery
The man arrested this week for a bank robbery in Dauphin County is from Northumberland County. State police say 25 – year old Jacob Snyder of Coal Township held up a BB&T Bank branch Tuesday morning in the borough of Pillow in Dauphin County. After a brief chase, Snyder was caught near Trevorton.
Natural Gas Hike
UGI Penn Natural Gas is asking the state for a rate hike. The company filed a request with the Public Utility Commission to raise base rates by 10 percent. UGI says the money from the hike will go to maintain and improve natural gas services, as well as pay for new programs. If the hike is approved, the bill for an average customer would go from about $79 a month to about $87 a month.
Luzerne Co. Fire
A Luzerne County woman is dead... after a fire swept through her mobile home Thursday morning. It happened in a home on Fourth Street in Birchwood Estates in Exeter. Police tell us one woman living inside the home did not make it out. Family members say that Donna Mishanski was the only person in the home at the time of the fire.