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  • Thursday / April 24, 2013

    Double Murder

    Two Sweet Valley residents are in custody... charged with murdering a father and his son. Holly Crawford and James Roache were picked up by State Police at Shickshinny. The dead are identified as 73 – year old Ronald Evans and his 43 – year old son... Jeff. The incident taking place at a home on Sunset Lake Road in the Hunlock Creek area early Wednesday afternoon. Crawford and Roache are both behind bars in Luzerne County.

     

    Conceal Carry

    State Representative Kurt Masser held a Concealed Carry seminar Wednesday night in Ranshaw... in neighboring Northumberland County. Representative Masser says it's an important issue. On hand for the seminar... Northumberland County D-A Tony Rosini... as well as Montour County Sheriff Ray Gerringer and Northumberland County acting sheriff Robert Wolf. All answered questions dealing with the concealed carry law.

     

    Orwigsburg Company

    A company based in neighboring Schuylkill County has been accused by the federal government of illegally sending equipment to Iran. Hetran, Incorporated of Orwigsburg and it's chief executive officer are facing charges of sending a piece of equipment to that country used to manufacture cars and aircraft.

     

    Danville Drug Seminar

    There is a drug problem in the region among teens and young adults... and that's why a drug and alcohol seminar will be held Thursday night in Danville. Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn says he sees it all. Thursday night's seminar begins at 6:30 at the Danville Middle School auditorium. In addition to the program... there will be vendors on hand talking about treatment programs available in the area.

     

    Democratic Candidates

    Can the three other candidates for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania governor overcome frontrunner Tom Wolf ? WHLM's B.J. Small says former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf has outspent and outpolled Rob McCord, Katie McGinty and Allyson Schwartz into a double-digit lead, now less than four weeks away from the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Dr. Terry Madonna, a political science professor at Franklin and Marshall College says it could be a race if next poll shows Wolf's lead down to 12 or 13 points. He expects the candidates to step up their contrast and compare tactics.

     

    Republican Challenger

    Now that a judge has ruled that Bob Guzzardi can stay on the Republican primary ballot for governor, the challenger to incumbent Tom Corbett is reassessing his chances. Guzzardi, the Montgomery County businessman and lawyer, who has called himself a "minor nuisance," will be on the Republican ballot May 20th, after a challenge to his paperwork. Guzzardi has done no fund-raising, and may be the longshot of longshots. Yet he talks optimistically about the possibility of getting support from fired-up Republicans. The judge's ruling allowing Guzzardi, is being appealed to the state Supreme Court.

     

    Turkey Hill Robbery

    Wilkes – Barre police are investigating a robbery which happened in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say a man strolled into the Turkey Hill on South Main Street. He produced a note demanding money... saying he was armed. The clerk handed over the cash and the robber fled. No one was hurt in Wednesday afternoon's stick up of that Wilkes – Barre Turkey Hill.

     

    Road Work

    A PennDOT maintenance crew in Columbia County is scheduled to perform roadway base repairs... starting next week... along Fisherdale Road/Tyson School Road in Cleveland and Locust townships.

    A large milling machine will be used to remove failing areas of roadway, and new blacktop will be placed on the surface. Traffic will be detoured during the work, scheduled Monday and Tuesday of next week... weather permitting.

     

    WHLM Sports

    BU Softball

    The Bloomsburg University softball team split a doubleheader Wednesday with Shippensburg on the BU Campus. The Raiders won the opening game 5 to 1... but BU roared back in the second... defeating Shippensburg 11 to 1. On Thursday, the blue and gold take on Kutztown at the Jan Hutchinson Field on the upper campus.

     

    HS Baseball

    High School baseball Wednesday... Berwick blanked Dallas 3 to nothing...

     

    HS Softball

    High School Softball... Hazleton downed Berwick 9 to 4.

     

    PHL Phillies

    The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies last night 5 to 2. The two teams wrap up their four game series Thursday night in LA. Catch all the action on the WHLM Stations starting with the pre – game show at 9:35.

     

    Other MLB Games

    Other games from Wednesday... the Boston Red Sox downed the New York Yankees 5 to 1... the Cincinnati Reds dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5 to 2... and the New York Mets handed the St. Louis Cardinals a loss with a score of 3 to 2.

     

    NHL

    In the NHL playoffs... in quarter final action Wednesday night... the Columbus Bluejackets went into overtime, but they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 to 3. The series is tied at two games apiece.

     

  • What's Happening?

    April 21

    Toddler Time is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Monday morning. Bring your kids ages 18 months to 3 years old at 9:15 AM for twenty minutes of stories, music, movement, and fun! All children must be accompanied by and adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    April 21

    The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a community forum this Monday at the McBride Memorial Library on Market Street in Berwick. The topic will be "Addictions, recovery, and spirituality," with a panel featuring Rev. John Baumgartner of Reformers Unanimus, Rev. Aaron Hastie, and Lt. Kevin Polito of the Berwick Salvation Army. Everyone is invited. The talk starts at 6 PM.

     

    April 22

    This Tuesday at 6:30 PM. the Moose Exchange will present a screening of "Play Again" - a documentary focused on how growing dependance on the virtual world affects our connection to the natural world. The screening will take place at St. Paul's Episcopal church in downtown Bloomsburg. It's free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 570-317-2596.

     

    April 22

    The Penn State Master Gardeners of Columbia County contiue their monthly series of free gardening classes at the McBride Memorial Library on Tuesday evening. This month the topic will be Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels. The program runs from 6 - 7:30 PM. Call to reserve your seat at 570-752-2241. The library is at 500 Market Street in Berwick. 

     

    April 23

    Bring your good listeners age three to five to the Bloomsburg Public Library on Wednesday for Storytime at 10:00 AM. A coloring project will follow the half hour of stories. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The Library is on Market Square in Bloomsburg.

     

    April 23

    It's time to register for the 2014 First Columbia Teen Star musical competition, coming up on June 1 in the Haas center, Bloomsburg University. Two top winners will be selected this year - one vocalist and one instrumentalist. First place in both wins $1,500. It's open to any high school student who attends school in Columbia County. Deadline for registration is Wednesday April 23. For more information call 570-387-3464.

     

    April 23

    PA CareerLink in Carbon County and the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Center are holding a Job Fair this Wednesday from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall.  Go to  www.carboncareerlink.org for more information.

     

    April 23

    A candlelight vigil will be held this Wednesday night for the students affected by the recent sexual abuse scandal at CM Vo-Tech. There will also be speakers in recognition of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. The vigil starts at 8 PM at the offices of Richard Knecht at 339 West Front St. in Berwick.

     

    April 24

    Celebrate Earth Day this Thursday at the Bloomsburg Public Library. Aleea and Haley will share stories and a craft project. It starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street.

     

    April 24

    The Bloomsburg Rotary Club is holding their 21st annual Golf For Kids charity scramble at 9AM Saturday, May 3rd at the Links at Hemlock Creek. $80 entry fee per golfer includes a round of golf, refreshments, and steak! Event sponsorships are also available. Deadline for entry is Thursday, April 24. Call Mike at 570-784-3410 to enter and for more information.

     

    April 25, 26, 27

    The Kidsburg rebuilding project is looking for special help this week with prepatory and foundation work for the Big Build coming up on April 30th. Help is needed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 25, 26, and 27 in getting the grounds ready to build Kidsburg 2.0 - for more information call Deb at 301-518-7089, or go to Kidsburg.org

     

    April 26

    The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship will hold a meeting this Saturday morning at the Spirit Life Church at 1338 Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg. Guest Speaker will be Earl Mattern. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 570-799-0231.

     

    April 26

    The 36th annual Renaissance Jamboree in Downtown Bloomsburg us coming up on Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM, rain or shine. There'll be tons of food, free entertainment, music, vendors and much more fun for the whole family. Remember to please leave your dogs at home and no skating or skateboarding.

     

    April 26

    Stop by the Moose Exchange booth during this Saturday's Renaissance Jamboree in downtown Bloomsburg and enter for a chance to win a handmade quilt vlaued at $2800! Raffle tickets for the quilt are just $5 each - or three for $10. All proceeds will go to rebuilding the Moose Exchange main building.

     

    April 26, May 3

    Central Susquehanna Sight Services will be holding a basket drawing at several upcoming area festivals. The gift basket includes gift certificates and discounts from many area businesses and is valued at $300! Tickets are just $3 each, or get two for just $5. Come see them this Saturday at the Bloomsburg Renaissance Jamboree and the Lewisburg Arts Festival, and check them out next Saturday at the Danville Spring Fling.

     

    April 26

    The free Saturday Trains program, now in its ninth year at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, will be open as usual on Saturday from 10AM to Noon with its talking train, the Amtrak Pennsylvanian, and dozens of other trains and a model merry-go-round that children and adults can play with. Christ Memorial Episcopal is at the corner of Pine and East Market streets in Danville.

     

    April 26

    Emmanuel Dutch Hill Bible Church in Bloomsburg is holding a coffee house evening this Saturday at 6:30 PM. $5 admission gets you into the live music, coffee and other refreshments. For more information call 570-951-7875.

     

    April 26

    Shiloh Bible Church in Almedia will host the Whery Family in concert this Saturday evening at 7PM. A free will offering will be taken up during the concert. For more information call 570-784-3675. Shiloh Bible is at 123 Church Street. 

     

    April 26

    Town Hill United Methodist Church in Shickshinny is holding an ice cream social this Saturday from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. There will be homemafe pies, cakes, ice cream, and soups and sandwiches. Take-outs are avalable. For more information, call 570-864-2401.

     

    April 26, May 4

    The Dream Machines Motor Club and Mopar Muscle of Central PA will be Cruising For Victory on Sunday, May 4th from 9 AM - 3:30 PM. 100% of the proceeds from the Cruise-In will benefit Camp Victory. The cruise-in will be on rain or shine at the camp in Millville. Early registration is $10 per vehicle or $12 the day of the cruise. Deadline for early registration is April 26. For more info and contact infomation, visit CampVictory.com

     

    April 27

    The Bloomsburg High School Student Ambassadors are hosting a gift card bingo at the Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Sunday, April 27. Doors open at Noon, the games start at 1 PM. Cost is $20 - there will be 20 games to play and 20 $100 gift cards to win. The Fire Hall is at 911 Market Street. 

     

    April 28

    Come to the Bloomsburg Cinema Center on Monday, April 28 and catch a screening of the Bloomsburg University student and faculty film "Love In Bloom, One Last Time." The 7 PM showing is a special fundraiser for Camp Victory. Tickets are just $5 each. For advance tickets and more information, email Dr. Ganal - send it to RGanal@BloomU.edu

     

    April 30

    The BU Department of Art and Art History will be holding portfolio reviews for High School Art Exhibition and Scholarships on Saturday, May 3rd on the Univerity campus. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 30. For more information, call 570-389-4646, or email: JGodeke@BloomU.edu

     

    April 30

    The Kidsburg Rebuilding project will soon be coming to a head. Wednesday April 30th through Sunday May 4th will be Rebuild Kidsburg Week - and they need volunteers and crew captains organized now! If you are interested in helping with construction, call Deb at 301-518-7089, or go to Kidsburg.org

     

    May 3

    MetroCast Communications will host their third Giving Back 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, May 3 starting at 9AM at the Summerhill Road Fire Company in Berwick. Funds raised from the event this year will go to local organizations focusing on drug abuse prevention. Registration will be open the morning of the run from 7:30 - 8:45. Entry fee is $25 - breakfast will be served after the race. For more information call 570-802-5660 or visit NEPARunner.com

     

    May 3

    The 28th annual Danville Spring Fling gets under way on Saturday May 3rd, rain or shine, from 9 AM - 5 PM. It's one of the oldest craft fairs in the region, and almost 200 vendors will be on hand to display their wares. The festival will wrap up with the running of the River Towns Marathon. For more information all 570-284-4502.

     

    May 8-25

    The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present their next offering on the Alvia Krause stage, "Good People," running May 8 - 25. The show is full of humor, pathos, and suspense, takes a look at the class system still present in today's America, and will make you ask yourself, "what makes some people Good People?" For tickets and showtimes call the box office at 570-784-8181 or visit BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    TFN

    Musicians are Wanted to join the Danville Community Band. The band includes players of all ages - and you don't have to be from Danville to join in. For more information, call 570-275-3520, or visit DanvilleCommunityBand.org

     

    TFN

    MC Federal Credit Union is accepting donations on behalf of the Dissinger family, who tragically lost three young boys in a house fire on April 4th. If you would like to help, donations came be made to the Dissinger Family Loss Donation Fund at any branch of MC Federal Credit Union, mailed to their main branch at 230 Walnut Street in Danville, or made by phone, by calling 570-275-6155. 

 

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