News from Berwick

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK — Borough employees are forbidden from using cell phones while driving on borough business, even if they’re using hands-free equipment, council decreed Monday.

The new policy...


 | By Susan Schwartz
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK — A former borough public works employee who took a $31,032 lump sum payment when he retired may return the money in exchange for being allowed back into the pension program under an...


 | By The Press Enterprise Staff
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK — A Berwick man slashed the husband of a woman he was seeing at her apartment about 10 p.m. March 29, according to court documents.

Christopher Ruckle, 34, of 1240 Ferris Ave.,...


 | By Susan Schwartz
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK — Police and a judge gave some advice to a man accused of dancing on the sidewalk while high on meth as his 2-year-old almost ran into traffic.

“You know you overdosed two times...


 | By Susan Schwartz
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK — A 20-mile chase with a pregnant woman inside the car started with an attempt at a routine traffic stop, charges say.

Briar Creek Township Police filed new charges against...


Thu, 05/17/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK — The American Red Cross and community partners will install free smoke alarms and provide home fire safety education to families in Berwick on Friday.

Tomorrow’s event is part...


Thu, 05/17/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK — The following civil complaints have been filed in the offices of District Judge Richard Knecht.

The defendants in such cases sometimes settle claims soon...


 | By Julye Wemple
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK —Thelma Allen, 68, watched Tuesday’s storm from inside her 1551 First Ave. home. When the rain and winds subsided, she went outside to survey the damage.

She spotted wires on...


 | By Susan Schwartz
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK — An eye doctor is closing his office downtown, shifting his patients to a newly refurbished eye-care center with cutting-edge technology in Scott Township.

“All my patients...


 | By GERI GIBBONS
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 00:00

BERWICK — A Berwick resident was willing to lend $20 to an acquaintance — instead police say she stole $5,000 from him.

Carolyn Whitmire, 56, who is listed as “homeless,” allegedly...