January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

New Milford Man Charged With Criminal Homicide

State police at Gibson arrested Benjamin Ball, 26, New Milford, on Jan. 14 and charged him with criminal homicide in the death of his mother, Lisa Ball, 52, same Washington St. address. More...

School Delay and Closing Process Explained

The Wyalusing Area School District (WASD) has been a large topic of conversation of late within the community. More...

Driver Cited in Rt. 6 Tractor-Trailer Crash

A section of Route 6 near the Wyoming County Fairgrounds between Braintrim Township and Meshoppen was closed for most of the day on Thursday, Jan. 15 due to a tractor-trailer rollover that occurred around 9 a.m. More...

Elk Lake School District Will Keep Old Stage

In the final moments of their brief Jan. More...

PHEAA Offers Free FAFSA Completion Sessions

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), is offering Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Sessions throughou More...

Registration for Walk Across Pennsylvania Set for March 27 by Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension will once again be taking a virtual walk—this year visiting the natural beauty of Pennsylvania State Parks. Gather your family and friends or co-workers to form a team of up to five. More...

Crop Conference to be Held on February 10 in Towanda

Agronomic crop producers are invited to the 2015 Crop Conference being held on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Wysox Fire Hall, 110 Lake Road, Towanda, PA 18848 (Wysox for GPS). More...

PLCB Accepting Applications For Alcohol Education Grants

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is currently accepting applications from community organizations, law enforcement agencies, colleges and universities and schools for two-year grants aimed at preventing underage and dangerous drinking. More...

Close Announces Candidacy Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts

Dawn Close, a resident of Rome and a life-long Republican, has announced she is a candidate for the Office of Prothonotary/ Clerk of Courts of Bradford County. More...

Relay for Life Plans Kickoff on Feb. 7

Everyone knows how prevalent and heart-wrenching cancer is. A local group is aiming to help those affected by it. The committee organizing the annual Wyalusing Relay for Life has started working on the 2015 events. One is coming soon. More...

Commissioners Field More Gas Industry Questions

Susquehanna County

Visitors to the Susquehanna County Commissioners’ meeting on Jan. 14 again brought concerns over various aspects of the ongoing gas industry activity in the county, which they maintain are adversely affecting residents. More...

WVHS Students Singing With District 8 Chorus

Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) Senior Chorus members Bretny Seamon, Maggie Poost and Wesley Ballard have worked very hard this year on their singing skills. More...

DEP Study Shows Little Potential for Radiation Exposure from Oil and Gas Development

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced the results of its Technologically- Enhanced, Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM) Study, which analyzed the naturally occurring levels of radioactivity associated with More...

Now Showing: Nesting Pennsylvania Bald Eagles

Streaming Video Available at PA Game Commission’s Website

The eagle cam is back and better than ever. More...

Garrett Mosier Graduates from Basic Training

Air Force Airman Garrett S. Mosier graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX. More...

SCCTC Teacher Passes Educators’ Review

John Gazzillo recently passed his Council of Educators review for Temple University. He is working toward his Vocational I certification. Mr. Gazzillo is a Building Trades 2 teacher at the Susquehanna County Career & Technical Center (SCCTC). More...

Recommendations for Reducing Illegal Dumping in Pennsylvania

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has released its recommendations for reducing illegal dumping in Pennsylvania today at the 16th Annual Joint Fall Conference of the Keystone Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the Pennsylvania More...

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Celebrates Grants

The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition—the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth— recently cele-brated the approval of more than $23 million in Growing Greener Environmental S More...

Leadership Program Explores History of Wyalusing

On Monday morning, students in the Wyalusing Youth Leadership Program were on the move again, visiting the Wyalusing Valley Museum and the Wyalusing Public Library. The lesson for the day was the importance of history and heritage to a good leader. More...

Traffic Fatality in Middletown Township

State police investigated a fatal accident occurring along Guiton Road in Middletown Township, Susquehanna County, on the night of Jan. 16. More...

Jerry Burke Named 2015 PA Auctioneer of the Year

It’s not often one sees an emotional Jerry Burke – but his family will attest to such a rare occurrence, which happened on Friday, Jan. More...

Vaughn Not Running For Re-election in 2015

In a press release issued earlier today, Bradford County Prothonotary and Clerk of Court Sally Fairchild Vaughn announced that she would not seek re-election and will be stepping down at the end of this year. More...

Pygmy Goats Invade Route 6

A number of people have been recently spotting a group of pygmy goats that have been roaming along Route 6 and the area near PenMart and Bowling Alley Road in Wyalusing Township. More...

Barrett Seeks Another Term as County DA

Republican Daniel J. Barrett announced Tuesday that he is running for re-election as Bradford County District Attorney. Barrett issued the following written statement as part of his announcement. More...

DEP Announces Settlement with Range Resources for Water Withdrawal

The Department of Environmental Resources (DEP) has entered into a $1.75 million dollar settlement agreement with Range Resources for failure to keep proper water withdrawal records and for exceeding the amount of water withdrawn under an approved DE More...

Elk Lake Debaters Bring Home Trophies

After a rough start to the second half of the season the previous weekend, the Elk Lake Forensics Team came out strong at the 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tournament at Meyers High School on Jan. 17. More...

Applications for 2015 PA House Scholarships Now Available

High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, Rep. Karen Boback announced recently. More...

Jewelry Box to be Raffled

Don Johnson of Sugar Run holds the handcrafted, solid cherry jewelry box that he made and donated to the Wyalusing Public Library for a Valentine’s Day fundraising raffle. More...

Route Investigations for Oversize-Overweight Moves in Bradford County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 3 is currently working with two separate entities on oversize/overweight load (Super Load) moves in Bradford County. More...

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Re-Accredited as OSHA VPP Star Site

Guthrie is pleased to announce that Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has been re-accredited as an OSHA VPP Star site, the highest level of distinction. The hospital is one of only ten hospitals in the US to achieve this award. More...

New ProCare Hosts Open House

The new ProCare Physical Fitness & Performance facility in Tunkhannock opened on Monday, Jan. 19 and held an open house the following evening to welcome the public and potential clients. More...

DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehi More...

Scholarship Support Available to Attend PASA Conference

Continuing education is essential to growth in many professions, particularly in the agricultural sector. More...

Friends of NRA Banquet Set for May 16 at Troy

The Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA) have moved their annual banquet, which was usually held at the Ulster Firehouse, to the Alparon Park Exhibit Hall at the Troy Fairgrounds. More...

Wyalusing Driver Honored at FMP Banquet

Five Mile Point Speedway recognized its 2014 track champions on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Claude Garrison Memorial American Legion Post 1645 in Binghamton, NY. More...

Yaw Named to Key Senate Committee for 2015-16 Legislative Session

State Senator Gene Yaw has been named to seven key Senate committees whose jurisdiction has a direct impact on the economy and the lives of every Pennsylvanian. More...

Births

Rosato Matt and Elizabeth (Miller) Rosato of Vestal, NY proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Liliana Charlotte, who was born on Dec. 31, 2014 at 8:35 p.m. at the Wilson Regional Medical Center. More...

Hawk Insurance Welcomes Next Generation into Family Business

Tyler Emmerich, son of Eric and Robin Emmerich, has joined the Hawk Insurance Agency. Emmerich comes from an accounting background in the private and public sector in Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of Penn State University. More...

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