June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Brackney Inn Burns Once Again

Fire struck a landmark Susquehanna County business once again on Saturday, June 16, the second time since October 2017, with just as devastating results. More...

Eric’s Ride Hits the Road in Stevensville

A growl filled the air. Then another, and another. They were good growls, powerful and excited. Rock music blared, kickstands flipped up. Girls in an open Jeep-like vehicle waved their hands in the air. More...

Special Sections

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the investigations listed below, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   Lucas J. Buttito, 19, Troy, is charged with statutory sexual assault and three counts of corruption of minors for incidents occurring between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, 2017 in Wyalusing. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Francis Leo and Wilma Lee Lindsey, POA, and Charles D. Tuttle, Jr. to Charles D. Tuttle, Jr., two parcels in Towanda Township for $1 on June 7.  More...

–Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas–

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or were accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

Letters

Spare Pets Trauma During Fireworks

Dear Editor:  With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind our friends and customers that some pets adversely react to the lights and noise of fireworks. More...

Floor Price Gaining Support in D.C.

Dear Editor:  In talks I had in Washington, DC today, I finally heard that there are members in the Senate who could support the $20 Floor Price (for 100 pounds of milk or cwt.), but we need to do a lot more work to obtain additional support.&nb More...

Political Cartoon

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Seniors

Three Money-Saving Travel Tips for Retirees

Though a transient lifestyle is something few people aspire to during much of their lives, come retirement, the idea of staying in a place for only a short time has more appeal.  More...

Foster Grandparents Needed

Just because you are a senior, does not mean you lost your zest for life and have nothing to offer. More...

Seniors Becoming More Tech-Savvy

Technology is the future, and digital communication has opened many doors for people around the world. Although younger generations have grown up with technology at their fingers, Baby Boomers and older adults did not. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Strengthening Families Program Returns Monday Evenings

The Abuse and Rape Crisis Center (ARCC) has announced the return of the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth aged 10-14 (SFP 10-14) to Bradford County. More...

Barclay Mountain Heritage Day Event Schedule Released

In less than two months, LeRoy Heritage Museum will host Barclay Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the community grounds next to the museum located at 257 Mill Street in LeRoy. More...

Wine & Cheese Festival Saturday

The Ninth Annual Canton Wine & Cheese Festival will take place this Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manley-Bohlayer Heritage Farm in East Canton. More...

Sports

Legion Continues Strong Play

Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 completed a successful week with a doubleheader sweep over Canton on June 19.  Earlier, Wyalusing, which improved to 5-3, had defeated Canton and lost to Troy.  Wyalusing concludes Bradford-Tioga League pl More...

There Was Joy in Ramville

It’s time to close the books on a very successful Wyalusing Valley sports year.  As pointed out by Athletic Director Brent Keyes at the Spring Sports Awards ceremony on June 5, much of the success of this year’s Wyalusing squads can More...

2018 WVHS Senior Athletes of the Year

Edsell Stood Out On the Mat, Field

There was a strong field of contenders when it came time for the voters to decide upon Wyalusing Valley High School’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year this month. More...

Education

Wibirt Receives NACo Scholarship

Following their regular meeting on Thursday, June 14, the Bradford County Commissioners took the time to congratulate recent Sayre High School graduate and 2018 valedictorian Cody Wibirt (center) for More...

Widener University Announces Graduates

Widener University conferred degrees to more than 800 undergraduates in a ceremony Saturday, May 19. Commencement was held on Memorial Field at the university. More...

Commencements Held

Saint Francis University  Kaitlyn Williams of Friendsville graduated with a Bachelor of Science Social Work Degree from Saint Francis University during the May 13 commencement exercises.  University of Scranton  More...

Breaking News - 9:29 AM

Towanda Man Sought for Leaving Woman in Burning Car  Free Access 

State police are searching for a Towanda man who reportedly crashed along Grandma Hill Road in Towanda Township on Monday night and fled the scene, leaving his female passenger in the burning vehicle.   More...

Scouts Participate in Flag Retirement Ceremony

One of the four pillars that the American Legion was founded upon is “Americanism”— defined as an attachment or allegiance to the traditions, institutions and ideals of the United States.  More...

Commissioners Praise Fire Responders After Tornado

PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL RETIREES CELEBRATES 80 YEARS

The Bradford County Board of Commissioners took time to express their gratitude for the hard work of first responders following the severe weather and an EF-2 tornado that caused major damage in Franklin, Granville and Leroy Townships on Wednesday ev More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rexford Gregory, Sr. - 2018-06-21
David Newhart - 2018-06-21
Memorial Services Set - 2018-06-21

Local News

BCTPA Conducts Regular Business Before Summer Recess

In its final meeting before a summer recess in July, the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) discussed matters regarding its second quarter budget as well as its social media and webpage outreach. More...

Monroeton Picnic Shows Appreciation for Veterans

Photos by Cain Chamberlin

Two years after World War I ended, Republican vice-presidential nominee Calvin Coolidge wisely stated in an acceptance speech, “The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.”  More...

Wysox Township Puts New Building on Hold

DCNR GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR RIVER PARK IMPROVEMENTS

Following the Wysox Township Board of Supervisors’ decision in late May to utilize more advertising resources to rebid the new township building, it has now opted to put the project on hold as engineers come up with more inexpensive options.&nb More...

Opinion

Forced Off The Road By A Speeding Porsche 550 Spyder

My dog Toby and I are enjoying a three-and-a-half-mile run around Lime Hill in Wyalusing Township Tuesday morning. More...

Our Insult Comic in the White House

The mainstream media has done a pretty good job, in my opinion, of adhering to the basic rules of journalism in reporting the news. Forget the far left and right.  More...

Lifestyles

Brownies from Troop 60833 Earn Pets Badges

Dr. Lori Smith from the Wyalusing Pet Clinic recently attended Brownie Troop 60833’s meeting to help the girls earn their Pets Badges. More...

Farm Bureau Hosts Legislative Tour

On Tuesday, June 26, the Wyoming/Lackawanna County Farm Bureau will host a legislative tour with the purpose of showcasing farmers who practice good conservation measures with their farming operations.  More...

Courthouse Clock Tower to be Renovated

Scaffolding surrounds the clock tower of the Susquehanna County Courthouse in Montrose. The tower is undergoing renovations to replace old timbers damaged by fire and age over the years. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Heidi Chamberlin. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.   More...

Jester Hill

Jack Finnerty, who works as a welder at various construction projects around the area, has been growing a very impressive beard.  However, he’s had it catch fire on a couple of occasions recently.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

ACTORS WANTED

Auditions are taking place on Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Wyalusing Valley High School’s auditorium for Wyalusing’s Community Theater upcoming production, Bye Bye Birdie. The play will be held on Aug. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, June 24, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, french toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugarfree syrup. More...

CAMP

Girls’ Hoop Camp Slated: Wyalusing Valley students Hanah Chamberlin and Emily Champluvier have slated a free girls’ basketball camp as their senior projects for June 25-28 at Layman Gymnasium. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Yes, those valedictorian talks from all our recent high school grads make for interesting reading. They all graciously thank their parents and teachers for all the survival lessons needed in a very competitive world. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The Catholic Encyclopedia says the Kingdom of God is “a tone of mind” (Luke 17) that stands for an influence which must permeate men’s minds if they would be one with Jesus and attain to his ideals.  More...

Presbyterian Church News

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people,” Ephesians 6:18. More...

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