Bloomsburg School Options
Bloomsburg School District officials are looking at their options in the aftermath of the September flooding. One question they are now asking is should the high school and middle school be moved to higher ground. Bloomsburg School's Superintendent Coz Curry stressed that the idea is in it's infancy. He says there is a long process ahead to investigate this idea further including coming up with options, weighing those options, and deciding what would be best.
A Tour Of Bloomsburg
Two sets of well known Washington eyes were in Bloomsburg on Monday. House Speaker John Boehner and Congressman Lou Barletta met with town officials and residents regarding the September flooding. They toured Reiter Automotive and the west end of Main Street by the fairgrounds. Boehner had been in Bloomsburg back in 2010 as part of Barletta's campaign, so he was able to see the flood damage.
Readying For Winter
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission wants you to “Prepare Now.” Their latest program is aimed at making homeowners aware of what they need to do to prepare for the cold winds of winter that are not too far off. Pamela Witmer, Commissioner of the PUC, says there are programs for low income customers and even budget plans that can help spread out the costs of winter heating. The PUC's idea is to get people to take action BEFORE the big heating bills come in the mail.
WHLM Traffic: I-80 Travel
PennDOT is advising motorists that the eastbound and westbound lanes from mile 241 to 242 on Interstate 80 in Columbia County will have daylight signing patterns switching from right to left lanes to perform concrete barrier resetting and line panting. The work will last from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through Wednesday.
WHLM Traffic: Back Branch Road
PennDOT asks for patience during flood recovery projects. Motorists are advised that Route 4008, Back Branch Road, in Bloomsburg is officially closed while emergency flood repairs continue. The contractor is working six days a week to expedite the flood repairs. In the meantime, PennDOT asks motorists to find alternate routes. The contractor is expected to have the road reopened to traffic by early next week.
WHLM Sports: High School Football
The Bloomsburg High School football team is preparing for Friday night's District 4 Class AA semifinal game at Towanda. The Panthers have won four straight games and will take an 8-2 record into the game, while Towanda is 9-1. You can hear Friday's game starting with the pregame show at 6:30 on News Radio 930, 94.7, 104.3 as well as www.whlm.com. Friday night's other district semi-final will be Lewisburg at Mount Carmel.
WHLM Sports: BU Basketball
The Bloomsburg University men's and women's basketball teams will play their home openers Wednesday night against The University of the Sciences. The action at the Nelson Field House begins with the women's game at 6:00 pm. You can hear both of those games on the WHLM Stations beginning with the pregame show to the women's game at 5:40.