March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Worker Suffers Fatal Head Injury at P&G

The first reports of a man who had been crushed in a paper making machine and who was unconscious at Procter & Gamble’s Mehoopany plant came mid-afternoon on March 24. Ambulance and emergency personnel responded to the scene. More...

Herrick Residents Voice Opinions on Proposed Expansion of Compressor Station

At the public hearing conducted by Pennsylvania DEP at the Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Company on March 22, about 30 residents listened to commentary from representatives of Southwestern Energy and Angelina Gathering Company about the proposed ex More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Orrin Phinney, Jr. - 2014-09-18
Thomas MacDonald - 2014-09-18
Floyd Furman - 2014-09-18
Doreen Potter - 2014-09-18
Timothy Robinson - 2014-09-18
Mark Shingler - 2014-09-18

Local News

Drug Treatment Court Graduates Six from Program

– Wyoming/Sullivan County –

Last Thursday, March 22, six participants were graduated from the Wyoming/Sullivan County Drug Treatment Court in an evening, which has become a welcome celebration of determination, support and success. More...

Historical Readings and Songs Mark Celebration at County’s Museum

Numerous interesting elements of Bradford County’s history were brought together at the Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) Museum on Pine Street in Towanda on March 24. More...

Community Match Fund Kicked Off by Cabot

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation hosted a luncheon on March 23 at the Community Foundation building in Montrose for community leaders and hopefully prospective donors, as well as to announce the kick-off of their plan to help raise funds for the new E More...

Letters

In Support of New Abortion Law

Dear Editor: The “Women’s Right to Know” bill requires that ultrasounds be offered 24 hours before an abortion takes place. More...

Varying Opinions on Gas Call for Respect

Dear Editor: I am responding to last week’s letter about gas companies and whining. Isn’t it time that we stop this and respect each other? More...

Ginny Mathis Spring Hill 746-3259

A quieter week on the hill after a very busy last couple of weeks, but Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, April 1 and the many special services, UMW meets, the Sportsman’s Banquet and the funeral of Norm Hoffman, so there will be much news next More...

Columns

Reflections Of Nature

Birds Nest in Different Ways to Protect Young

During our church service one Sunday, anyone that looked out the window would have seen house finches carrying nesting materials back and forth. There are as many types of nests as we have species of birds. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Recognize These Eyes?

Last week’s eyes were Sherri Schreier and she was known by many. Ticket winners were Connie Barzona, Katy Stoddard, Barbara Fenton, Marilyn Ross, Tony Turner and Tom Miller. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

Alice Wickhammer of Jester Hill offers insight into your day-to-day traumas.

DEAR ALICE: I’m a 15-year-old girl, and I’m trying to convince my parents that it’s okay for me to get a small tattoo. I’m not planning to get something weird, like the devil or a snake, or anything like that. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

St. Agnes Holds Team Trivia

Sixteen teams of trivia enthusiasts recently attended the first Annual St. Agnes School Team Trivia Night at JFK Hall to test their knowledge of trivia and compete for plaques presented to the two top scoring teams. More...

Wyalusing Easter Egg Hunt Planned

Boy Scouts Pack 8 and their parents stuffed more than 5,000 Easter eggs with prizes last Thursday at the Wyalusing Valley Fire Hall in preparation of the annual Wyalusing Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the fire department, which will be held at noon on More...

Casey Gow Featured in Theatre Production

Casey Nicole Gow, of Montrose, was featured during the 2011-2012 Wilkes University Theatre season. Gow held the role of Marmie and Hag in “Little Women” and Mrs. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord was celebrated this past Sunday, March 25. This feast commemorates the moment when the Second Divine Person of the most Holy Trinity assumed human nature in the womb of the Virgin Mary. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

April 1 is April Fool’s Day, a day for practical jokes. It is also Palm Sunday, the day when crowds laid their clothes and palm branches on a dusty road as Jesus road by on a donkey. It was in some way an April Fool’s joke on the crowd. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge,” (Psalm 62:7-8). More...

Breaking News - 3/30/2012 2:55 AM

Emergency Crews Respond to Gas Compression Station Fire  Free Access 

No Serious Injuries Reported

Thick black smoke billowed from the Lathrop Compressor Station 4685 about a half-mile north of Springville, Susquehanna County on Thursday afternoon. More...

Bradford County Braces for Impact Fee Vote

On March 22, Bradford County Commissioners unanimously approved the scheduling of a Thursday, April 12, vote to accept or reject the impact fee associated with HB1950 (Act 13), a piece of legislation crafted in Harrisburg and passed into law in Febru More...

Former Camptown School To House Gas Workers

Southwestern Energy has assumed ownership of the former Camptown Elementary School building and will finalize design plans over the next few weeks for renovating the building for use as worker housing. More...

Laceyville’s Cleaner and Greener Event Set for Saturday, May 5

Laceyville’s annual Cleaner and Greener Day, when volunteers pick up litter from the streets and highways, has been set for Saturday, May 5, starting at 9 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Thefts Under Investigation State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of $1,500 from Wendy’s Restaurant in Wysox Township between October and December 2011 by an employee. More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

(Note: In DUI prosecutions in Pennsylvania, the intoxication rate for non-commercial drivers is a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08. For a commercial driver (truck, bus, etc.) the legal rate is .04. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

Deed Transfers John and Deborah Wheeler to Sara Thomas in Sayre Borough, Third Ward for $1 on March 15. Ivan W. Douglas to Danielle L. and Scott C. Cunningham, two parcels in Wilmot Township for $1 on March 15. More...

Opinion

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Guest Commentary

Obamacare in the Supreme Court 101

On Monday—two years after President Obama signed Obamacare into law—the Supreme Court began hearing arguments challenging the health law’s constitutionality. More...

Rick's Report

Streambed Cleanup Ultimately Comes Down to Funding—and DEP

For the past few weeks, I have been communicating with residents and elected officials throughout our readership on the topic of stream mitigation. More...

Lifestyles

Rehfeldt Celebrates 91st Birthday

Carl Rehfeldt, 927 South Main Street, Towanda, celebrated his 91st birthday with family and friends. More...

BIRTHS

Warner On Monday, March 12, 2012 at 3:39 a.m., Callee Paige Warner became a big sister to Lacee Elizabeth, weighing in at 7 lbs. 5 oz. She was 21 inches long. The proud parents are Donny and Tiffani Smalser Warner of Towanda. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Towanda Jr./Sr. High School Drama Club Presents ‘Anything Goes’

Cast photo from a recent rehearsal of the Towanda Jr./Sr. High School Drama Club’s annual spring musical. More...

Elk Lake Students to Present ’60s Comedy

A cast comprised of more than 20 students hopes to invoke some nostalgia among audience members of this week’s stage production of ’60s Mania. More...

Lorraine Repsher Laceyville 869-1334

Everyone is invited to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. for the first “Make a Craft Day.” Crafts for kids and adults with a special program for ages two to seven that includes an egg hunt. More...

Sports

Lady Rams Reload For New Season

With only five girls back from a team that came within a couple innings of playing for a state championship, it would be easy to think Wyalusing Valley’s softball team is entering a rebuilding year. More...

The End Zone Seat

PIAA Change Has Pros And Cons

The PIAA recently voted to expand its cross country championships from two classifications to three. Starting with this fall’s championships, boys’ and girls’ championships will be run in Class A, AA and AAA. More...

Record Field Runs for Charity

It was probably no surprise that Northeast Bradford cross country star Sam Williams won the Pink Panther 5K at the high school on Saturday, March 24. More...

Education

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

What great artwork was found outside the library last Friday morning. The story hour kids had a great time celebrating Spring with sidewalk chalk and their imaginations. We’ve had many positive comments from patrons coming into the library. More...

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