A reminder about traffic on Saturday in Bloomsburg as Bloomsburg University celebrates homecoming. Take extra precautions while driving around the town. There will be more people around for the weekend activities. The homecoming parade starts at 11:45 from the Bloomsburg hospital parking lot. It will travel down Lightstreet road and head west on Main Street then down Market Street to Town Park. Police will begin to detour traffic on Saturday morning at 10:30. Parking will be allowed on the parade route.
Friday night the Bloomsburg University Celebrity Artist Series kicks off with the group Motown and More featuring “Souled Out.” You''l hear all your favorite Motown hits and as the name indicates...more. The show starts Friday night at 8pm at Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts. For tickets look for the link, right here, on the WHLM website.
Finding a Solution
There were two drug arrests on Thursday in Hazleton and police say over one thousand baggies of heroin were confiscated. The drug problem in our area has been well documented but it's a problem state-wide. A state house subcommittee is trying to find answers. They are holding public hearings on the subject. Three meetings in all. Some say it's a treatment problem and some say a law enforcement problem. Gary Tennis from the state office of drug and alcohol programs said the two have to work hand in hand.
You need look no farther than the Bloomsburg Fair to know that agriculture is the number one industry in Pennsylvania. State Agriculture Secretary George Greig was in Mercersburg on Thursday to add to Pennsylvania's 480,000 acres of preserved farmland accumulated over 25 years. Greig said the program is important to insure the state stays strong in agriculture and farms are passed down through the generations.
Because of the heavy Latino population in Hazleton there is sometimes a communication problem when it comes to emergency workers like EMS and firefighters. That can mean a dangerous situation in trying to diagnose a health problem or understand why the fire department was called out in the first place. To bridge that gap some Hazleton firefighters are learning Spanish. They say it will help the emergency worker and also the victim.
The state has been working to promote the use of natural gas as a vehicle but despite the large supply of natural gas it hasn't caught on as quickly as some hoped. For one thing the infrastructure for natural gas isn't there and also the cost of the vehicles is keeping some people away. Jim Warner of the Lancaster Solid Waste Authority says they are getting 14 new natural gas trucks and building a fuel station. He says natural gas will catch on because of its supply and lower cost.
Bloomsburg High School failed to upset unbeaten Southern Columbia in the WHLM game of the week. The final was 50-13 Tigers. The Wagner's Trophies and Engraveables Player of the Game was Southern's Adam Feudale.
In Bulldogs action on Classic Rock 103.5, Berwick put up 48 unanswered points against the Millionaires of Williamsport, final: 48-7.
In other local games, Montoursville beat Danville 21-10, Central Columbia beat Central Mountain 36-16, and Vo-Tech fell to Muncy 47-14. You can hear all the details in the WHLM Friday Night Football Update:
On Saturday the Bloomsburg Huskies play Millersville in the homecoming game. Coverage starts at 1:30 pm with the Husky Tailgate Show.