The six candidates for the three Bloomsburg Town Council seats spoke... now it's up to the voters to decide. At the Bloomsburg Fire Hall last night... questions were asked... such as the most pressing problems facing the town in the next three to five years. The candidates also faced questions of the rental housing ordinance... now in effect... as well as revitalizing the downtown. Voters go to the polls November 5th.
Two years after the Lee flood... the Bloomsburg Airport... is open to general aviation traffic. The warm temperatures and sunny skies of the past couple of days have seen many aircraft owners get their single and twin – engine planes out of their hangers.... or from their tie downs... for one last flight before cold weather sets in. Traffic into and out of the airport has been severely hampered during the past couple of months due to the re-alignment and lengthening of the runway... and the lack of fuel... forcing pilots to go to other airports to fill their tanks.
Jim Cawley Hospitalized
PA Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley is waking up Tuesday morning in Harrisburg Hospital. He was rushed to the hospital after complaining of being lightheaded Monday while presiding over the state senate. Now... doctors are awaiting results from a battery of tests administered to the 44-year-old state official shortly after he was admitted. A Cawley spokesperson said doctors kept Cawley at the hospital as a precaution until all of the tests are finished.
Animal shelters and pet adoption are the focus this week, so the state capital is going to the dogs. It began Sunday and runs through Saturday... the week being designated as Adopt a Shelter Pet Week in Pennsylvania. A Bring Your Dog to Harrisburg rally will take place at the capital this morning. The event is to announce a package of bills designed to protect pets. One of the bills will close a loophole surrounding ownership of dog kennels. The Bring Your Dog rally on the capital steps begins at midday.
If you get a chance to drive down Main Street in Bloomsburg.... what a difference 24 hour makes. Students from area school spent the Monday decorating store display windows with a number of Halloween scenes. At the WHLM studios... Brandon Conrad and Ava Guffy spent a couple of hours painting a scene with a couple of orange pumpkins and a wagon wheel. Ms. Guffy said it was great to get out of school for a couple of hour... and to learn at the same time. The windows will be judged for their originality.
Apple Harvest Health Fair
The folks at the Columbia – Montour Office of Aging are getting out of their building Tuesday for the annual Apple Harvest Health Fair at the Espy Fire Hall. The couple of hundred that attend the event will meet old friends... as well as take a look at services offered by agencies... and have an opportunity to get their yearly flu shot. Agency director Kathy Lynn says Bloomsburg University nursing students will provide the injections. The event begins at 9 O'clock and runs through early afternoon.
The unbeaten Bloomsburg University football team has retained the number 6 spot in nation in the American Football Coaches Association poll. The only other PSAC team in the top 25 is West Chester which is 13th. The Huskies play Cheyney Saturday afternoon at 2 0'clock at Danny Hale Field in Redman Stadium.
Danville is the first area high school football team to win a championship this season. With Friday's 45-7 win over Shikellamy... the Ironmen clinched the Heartland Conference Division I title. This Friday Danville is at home against Bloomsburg in the WHLM Game of the Week.
The District 4 high school soccer playoffs get underway this week. Tuesday night... in boys' Class A... Millville plays defending district champ East Juniata at Central Columbia. In girls Class A, Benton plays Sayre in Williamsport.
Monday night in the NFL... the New York Giants picked up their first win of the season... defeating the Minnesota Vikings 23 to 7.
Game one of the World Series will be played Wednesday night with the St. Louis Cardinals taking on the Red Sox in Boston...