April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

DeSisti Lawyers Request Competency Test

Potential jurors and members of the media left the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda a bit confused on Monday. The jury selection for the Commonwealth vs. John DeSisti was underway by 9 a.m. More...

Teen Escapes Abduction Attempt in Wysox

State police at Towanda are looking for a man who attempted to abduct a 16-year-old girl in the Sherwood Groves parking lot along Route 6 in Wysox Township at about 5 p.m. on Monday. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Irene Sowden - 2014-08-21
Ralph Fenton - 2014-08-21

Local News

Bradford County

2012 Primary Election Candidate Roundup

Just over 20 percent of registered Bradford County voters went to the polls on Tuesday. More...

Wyoming County

2012 Primary Election Candidate Roundup

In Wyoming County, the fact that the candidates who will be on the November ballot in the Presidential election have been pretty much decided, coupled with the less than pleasant weather, meant that less than 30 percent of the registered voters exerc More...

Susquehanna County

2012 Primary Election Candidate Roundup

The voters in Susquehanna County turned out to represent both parties almost equally in Tuesday’s primary, despite a mix of snow and cold drizzle that swept through the area. More...

Lifestyles

Young Named ‘Good Citizens’ Award Winner at Northeast

The recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution “Good Citizens” Award for Northeast Bradford High School is Davis Samuel Young. He is the son of Chris and Martha Young of LeRaysville. More...

Elk Lake High School Student in Regional Orchestra

Christian Sprout, 15, a sophomore at Elk Lake High School, recently participated in PMEA District 9 Regional Orchestra, held from March 24-26 at Williamsport Area High School. More...

BIRTHS

Hamm Macey Matthews and Timothy Hamm of Towanda are proud to announce the birth of a son, Mayson James Hamm on April 15, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. *** Isbell More...

Dining and Entertainment

Top Hats For Top Acts

Whipples Performing Arts (WPA) dancers (from left) Cheyanne Kasmierski, Callysta Messner, Autumn DePietro, Britnee Zionkowski, Jordan Mahon and Natalie Markovitz represent the Mad Hatters in one of m More...

Classical Guitar’s Greatest Hits Concert at the Dietrich

As famously said by Fredric Chopin, “Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two.” On Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m., local guitarist Jay Steveskey will delight audiences at the Dietrich Theater with his guitar as he presents a con More...

Friday Night at the Museum Program Begins May 18

The Bradford County Historical Society is set to begin another new season of Friday Night at the Museum programs. The first program of the 2012 season is entitled “Broadway Favorites Acapella,” scheduled for Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. More...

Sports

Local Little League Receives Equipment Donation

Many are still dealing with the damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee’s flood that swept through our community last September. More...

Rams Find Way to Win

Despite a team-wide hitting slump, the Wyalusing Valley baseball team won three straight games and was well on its way to a fourth when the skies opened during the second game of the Don Engle Tournament at Central Columbia on April 21. More...

Thinclads Split with Towanda

In a meet held under miserable weather conditions at Peterson Stadium, the Wyalusing Valley girls’ track team dominated Towanda on April 24. More...

Education

MILITARY & EDUCATION

Airman Pedro Graduates from Basic Training Air Force Airman Richard W. Pedro, III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

So many people need to be thanked for making the library’s first ever Bingo night a success: Cheryl Chamberlin, Kristin Hollenback, Jeremiah Curley, Sandra McFall, Amanda Newell and Sue Moody for being awesome runners and taking care of the tab More...

WVHS Junior-Senior Prom Set for April 28

The annual Wyalusing Valley High School Junior-Senior Prom is set to take place at St. Basil’s Hall in Dushore on Saturday, April 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Two Local Ambulances Teaming Up

“It’s something we’ve been talking about for months,” Laceyville Fire Chief Brad Fassett said Tuesday afternoon. More...

Doris Williams Honorary Chair At Wyalusing’s Relay for Life

Wyalusing resident Doris Williams, a long-time and well-known member of the community, has accepted a nomination to serve as the Honorary Chairperson of this year’s Relay for Life. More...

Log Sealed and Buried in Pipeline

STI Group in Towanda reported to state police at Towanda that someone inserted a log in a section of a natural gas pipeline that was being installed along Ridge Road in Orwell Township, Bradford County, between March 23 and April 12. More...

Key 2012 Road and Bridge Projects Outlined

After a year that witnessed more road and infrastructure damage than any since 1972, PennDOT’s long-range 2011 plans were challenged from the start. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Harassment Alleged Brian Ellis, 45, Tully, NY, was charged with harassment on April 16 when he reportedly threatened a 65-year-old Windham Township, Bradford County, woman by telling her that he was going to punch her in the mouth and shoot her. 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 Robert Babcock to Jennifer Lynn Parkhurst and Joseph Barna in Tuscarora Township for $43,200 on April 6. More...

Letters

Generosity Aids in Flood Recovery

Dear Editor: To date, flood recovery efforts in the Wyalusing area are still continuing, but have slowed considerably. Three homes have been completed, two homes are still pending because of issues and several homeowners have yet to move forward. More...

Crucial Dairy Bill on Table Today

To All Members of the U.S. More...

Ginny Mathis

Camptown 746-3259

I am pleased to report that Margie Tompkins is at the Skilled Nursing Rehab at Towanda Memorial, and that her two broken knee bones are on the mend. She got there from Sayre on Friday and was welcomed by the administrator, Randy. More...

Columns

The Way I See It

Natural Gas Filling Stations For Trucks are No Pipe Dream

Perhaps you recall what I wrote in this column in early March about how Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon’s plans to build a nationwide network of natural gas filling stations. More...

Rick's Report

A Refresher Course in Civil Duties

More than 80 people waited in a chilly fog outside the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda on Monday morning before passing through security one-by-one and climbing the staircase of the rotunda, only to wait in another line to register as potential More...

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

The Max Gannon campus has many activities scheduled for the weeks ahead showcasing our students’ achievements, skills, and competitive spirit. Check out the district webpage for upcoming dates. WVES will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Bake Sales

Bake Sale, sponsored by the Over the Hill Gang on May 3 at Peoples State Bank, Rt. 6, Wyalusing, starting at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. R17-2p/S18p More...

Benefits

Annual Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes, May 5, 10 a.m. 3.5 mile walk in Montrose. Registration, 9:30 a.m. Meet at Pump ‘n Pantry. Visit www.walktocurejuvenilediabetes.org or self-sponsor on walk day. Call 570-289-4062 for more information. More...

Bingo

Pampered Chef Bingo, Sunday, May 6, 1 p.m., Wyalusing Fire Hall. Benefits American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Reservations: $20 for 20 games ($25 at door). More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect,&rdquo More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

A visit to the new Elementary School is like a walk into a new world, with tall ceilings and wide halls you feel like a tourist; but that’s not all. Every room has a list of ways to act in the school, conduct one’s self. More...

Public Invited to Take Part In World Day of Prayer

The 61st annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 3, and be observed locally on the steps of the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda at noon. More...

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