Mifflinville: A Historical Haven in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Nestled in the scenic heart of Columbia County, Pennsylvania, the village of Mifflinville stands as a living tribute to early American history. Named in honor of Thomas Mifflin, Pennsylvania's first Governor, this quaint village is steeped in a rich historical narrative that dates back to the late 18th century. It beckons history buffs and travelers alike with its well-preserved architecture and storied landmarks, each whispering tales of a bygone era.
Police search for two suspected of dog theft in Columbia County
MONTOUR TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA CO. (WOLF) — Police are searching for two suspects accused of stealing a dog in Columbia County. Montour Township Police Department said that a dog was stolen on Friday, Nov. 17, around 3:30 p.m. in the area of Catawissa American Legion in Montour Township. Anyone able...
2 Pa. spots make list of ‘Best College Town Real Estate Markets’: report
According to Money, some families have begun to buy homes close to their kid’s college in order to save on dorming while grappling with high tuitions. A separate report has now found which college towns have the best real estate potential with two in Pennsylvania ranking quite high. HireAHelper...
Santa's Reindeer Preparations at a Columbia County Farm
Discover how Santa's reindeer are trained for their big Christmas Eve flight at Spruce Run Farm in Pennsylvania. From health check-ups to flight training, get an inside look at the preparation process and meet some of the famous reindeer in person.
Man arrested in Adams County for impersonating a cop had ghost gun, ice pick: police
A convicted felon from Columbia County was arrested in Adams County by state police Friday and charged with impersonation of a public servant, among other charges alleged in an affidavit. Johnny Jackson, 55, of Berwick, Pa., faces a felony charge of possession of a firearm, misdemeanor charges of firearm not...
Readying the reindeer | Check It Out With Chelsea
Newswatch 16's Chelsea Strub found a farm in Columbia County where some of Santa's best performers spend their time.
Motorcycle collides with deer in Columbia County
SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — According to Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) a man riding a Harley Davidson collided with a deer last Saturday. PSP says on Saturday, November 18, 62-year-old Jeffrey J. Laubach, of Benton, Columbia County, was traveling on his motorcycle along State Route 487 (Camp Lavigne Road), in Sugarloaf Township around 5:31 […]
House moving will close portion of Route 61 on Tuesday
Route 61 (Mount Carmel-Centralia Road) will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 28 between Mount Carmel Borough in Northumberland County and Sugarloaf Township in Columbia County as a company moves a frame house. The closure will be between East Fifth Street in Mount Carmel Borough and Myers Street in Centralia, Sugarloaf Township. The house, which is being moved by Wolfe House & Building Movers, LLC, will be a load that is 75-feet long, 33-feet wide, 18-feet high, and weighs 90,000 pounds. Related reading: From one family to the next: A house moves down the road The roadway is expected to be closed for approximately 15 minutes. A detour using local roads will be in place while the roadway is closed. The load is expected to come through at 9 a.m., weather permitting.
Bloomsburg Health Alert: Regular Sleep Schedules Can Help You Live Longer. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Shelandra Bell, Family Medicine. says, "Having a consistent sleep schedule may be more important than the number of hours you sleep for good health." Doctor's Expert Insights About Sleep Health and Your Health in Pennsylvania. Know this: "Creating and maintaining a regular sleep schedule has many...
Motorists are advised that a portion of Route 61 (Mount Carmel-Centralia Road) will be closed today in Mount Carmel Borough and Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County, and Conyngham Township, Columbia County, for an overside load.
PennDOT to hold job fair Dec. 12
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold a job fair for those seeking employment with the department in Columbia and Montour counties. The job fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12, at the Columbia County Maintenance Office, 45 Lunger Drive, Bloomsburg.
Thanksgiving Tradition Continues with Annual Run for the Diamonds in Berwick
• The 114th annual Run for the Diamonds took place in Berwick, Columbia County. • Over 1100 participants took part in the 9-mile road race. • The race has been a Thanksgiving tradition in the town for almost half of its history.
Running for the diamonds in Berwick
BERWICK, Pa. — It's a Thanksgiving tradition in one part of Columbia County - the Berwick Run for the Diamonds. More than 1,000 people laced up their running shoes on Thursday morning for one of Berwick's longtime Thanksgiving traditions. "It's just a classic. It's just one of those, it's...
Susquehanna Valley United Way Announces Two New Hires
SUNBURY – The regional United Way announced some new personnel this week. The Susquehanna Valley United Way, which covers Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour and Columbia counties, has some new staffers on board, and they may be familiar faces to some in The Valley. The United Way reported this week,...
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Columbia to ring in holiday season with Christmas events, sales
The Susquehanna River isn’t just a summertime escape. Its neighboring towns are a holiday destination, too. “A renaissance is occurring in downtown Columbia,” says Bill Kloidt, executive director of Columbia Economic Development Organization. Kloidt credits this to factors like the creation of the Merchants Association of Columbia, led by its president, Don Murphy (who’s also at the helm of restoring Hotel Columbia).
Columbia County Man Found Guilty on Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges
• Philip Malencore, a man from Columbia County, has been found guilty of multiple animal cruelty charges. • He was convicted after a bench trial in Columbia County. • Malencore was found guilty of 29 charges, including aggravated cruelty to animals and neglect of animals.
Area non-profits see major funding boost
Harrisburg, Pa. — Local non-profits, including Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Loyalsock Foundation, will receive more than $1 million in funding through a state program that helps revitalize neighborhoods, officials announced Monday. The program, through the Neighborhood Assistance Program, offers tax credits to businesses that contribute financially to non-profit organizations. In total, NAP approved $36 million in tax credits to programs throughout the state. Penn College in Lycoming County...
Mobile food pantry slated for Central Pa. in 2024
A mobile food pantry is expected to start serving Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties early next year. The partnership between Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Geisinger and Giant Foods hopes to provide food for at least 75 households once the project begins. CSO, a partner agency of the Central PA Food Bank,...
This Pennsylvania town is home to less than 10 people. Do you know where it is?
PENNSYLVANIA, (WTAJ) — How many people would you expect to live in the smallest town in Pennsylvania? Pennsylvania has an estimated population of 12.97 million, according to the United States Census Bureau. The largest city in Pa., Philadelphia, has an estimated population of 1.56 million. The smallest city in Pa., on the other hand, only […]