News from Berwick

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — An 88-year-old man shot himself to death two days after his wife died of natural causes, the coroner said.

Fred D. Creasy was found Thursday in his home at...

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — District Judge Richard Knecht has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in these civil complaints, ordering the defendants to pay the amount listed.


 | By Susan Schwartz
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — School directors here want to pay off two loans early, hoping the state will reimburse the district for almost half of the $5.7 million.

For several years, explained ...

 | By Susan Schwartz
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — Once again, Berwick is planning to advertise for new police officers, hoping the third time will be the charm.

But it’s not clear how the borough will go about it.


Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — Borough Police responded to the following calls from March 8-11.

March 8

• 2:36 a.m. — 1000 block North Vine Street, burglar alarm

• 3:02 a....

 | By Susan Schwartz
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — Residents who want to split from Hazleton Area School District have been sounding out school directors here to see if Berwick Area School District would take them in.


 | By Julye Wemple
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — For months, Dawn and Mark Keifer and business partner Mike Digiandomenico walked past the old Weikel’s Restaurant on Walnut Street.

Together, the trio purchased the building...

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — Borough Police responded to the following calls from Feb. 26-March 4.

Feb. 26

• 3:01 a.m. — 400 block East Eighth Street, domestic

• 3:17 a....

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — First Reformed UCC, 301 W. Second St., will not hold services this Sunday because of a lack of parking and for the safety for its parishioners, officials said. Services will resume...

 | By Susan Schwartz
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:00

BERWICK — A couple was chased out of bed and into the freezing predawn Wednesday after their central vacuuming system caught fire.

Brielle Concini, 35, and her boyfriend, Jeff Ashworth...