Town of Bloomsburg Vs. Mull
There is a special meeting of Bloomsburg Town Council Thursday night... and it deals with the fate of newly – hired administrator Ron Mull. Mull was hired by the town in January... but he apparently didn't get off on the right foot with staffers. Since being placed on leave March 9th... a $300 an hour Philadelphia labor attorney has been investigating Mr. Mull's actions to see if he violated any of the town's policies. Mayor Dan Knorr says the special Bloomsburg Town Council meeting will take place Thursday night at six O'clock in Council Chambers and start with an executive session to talk about Mull's future status with the town.
Eleven years after being fired as police chief of Scott Township over performance issues... a despondent 58 – year old Steven Keller threatened to take his own life in a roadside standoff on the north side of the Catawissa Bridge. The Press – Enterprise is reporting in Wednesday's edition... Keller had pulled his K-Cab shuttle bus off of Route 42... and when an officer checked the situation... he saw Keller with a handgun. Officers from nearby townships arrived... as well as the County's SWAT team. But Keller surrendered without incident... and was admitted to Geisinger Medical Center for observation. No charges will be filed.
Investigators are still trying to determine what started a fire in Shenandoah on Tuesday which took four lives. The fire broke out on the first floor of 117 East Coal Street.... quickly spreading to three adjoining row homes. The dead included a 28 – year old woman... her ten year old son and two nephews aged ten and seven months. An eight year old youngster was able to get out of the house by breaking a window.
Fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a blaze which extensively damaged a double – block home in the 14 – hundred Market Street in Ashland. Four people were in the home when the fire broke out early Tuesday morning. All getting out safely... and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
Teen Star Competition
It was a huge success last year.... and this year's First Columbia Teen Star competition is expected to be top notch. First Columbia Bank's Maria Valles says applications are now being accepted for the competition which begins April 20th... and culminates May 20th at the Haas Center on the Bloomsburg University campus.
Hazleton police have charged three juveniles in the alleged brutal beating of a 13 – year old girl earlier this month. Cops says the gang – related incident happened at Atmiller Park. That's when the girl was abducted... put into a car and driven to the park where she was allegedly beaten by three 9th graders. One has surrendered... .while police continue to look for two others.
The Bloomsburg University baseball team swept a home doubleheader from Clarion Tuesday. The Huskies defeated the Golden Eagles 16 - 8 in the first game and 6 - 5 in the nightcap. Bloomsburg now has a record of 13-11. The Huskies play a home doubleheader Friday afternoon against Shippensburg.
Undefeated in dual meets last season, the Southern Columbia boys track & field team opened this season with a 103 and a half to 46 and a half win over Central Columbia on Tuesday. It was the first meet on the new artificial surface track at Tiger Stadium. Southern Columbia coach Lanny Conner talked to our Jim Doyle saying the new track surface had led to less leg injuries... and has allowed athletes to get on the track during January and February. In the girls meet, it was Central Columbia 85 and a half and Southern Columbia 64 and a half.
The NCAA Division one women's basketball tournament is down to the final four. Baylor and Stanford made it with wins on Monday night. On Tuesday night... Connecticut defeated Kentucky 80 to 65... and Notre Dame downed Maryland 80 to 49.