July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Wyoming County 911 Upgrade Approved

An upgrade to Wyoming County’s 911 Center’s infrastructure was approved on Tuesday. More...

PA Turnpike Tolls to Increase

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission this week approved a 2013 rate schedule that will result in overall toll-revenue growth of three percent. More...

Youths Assist With Flood Cleanup in Homets Ferry

A youth group from White Stone, VA, recently spent three days in the Homets Ferry area to assist with ongoing flood recovery. More...

Tax Preparers Urged to Test Soon

The Internal Revenue Service announced that more than 33,000 Pennsylvania tax preparers have now registered with the agency, as required by recent regulations, but about 12,000 of them must take an IRS competency examination by Dec. More...

Website Offers Farm Safety Tips

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is part of a consortium of 74 land-grant universities offering answers to hundreds of agriculture-related safety and health questions for the new farm-safety section of a national website. More...

Orthopaedic Institute at Geisinger Earns Gold Seal of Approval

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) has officially earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval Disease Specific Care for Hip Fracture, Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint More...

Great Wine, Food and Music Enjoyed by Wine Festival Guests

Conditions were near perfect for the annual Black Walnut American Legion Winefest, held on the Post 510 grounds along Route 6 on July 21. More...

Wildlife Art Show Set

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Wildlife Art Show is slated from Aug. 3-5 at the agency’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area visitor center. The hours for the free show are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

LPGA Legend Nancy Lopez Featured at Women’s Clinic

Guthrie will be sponsoring a Woman’s Health Day Clinic, in conjunction with Dick’s Open PGA event, on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin, NY. More...

Sullivan County Arts Council Taking Applications for Expo

The Sullivan County Council on the Arts (SCCA) is accepting applications for its annual juried Fall Art Expo. More...

Bridgewater Baptist Church Returns to Dimock Camp Meeting

Dimock Camp Meeting invited them back. “Them” are the congregation, ministers, musicians and staff from the Bridgewater Baptist Church of Montrose. More...

Retired State Workers Meet

The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees, consisting of counties Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Clinton, Lycoming and Tioga met at Green Gables, New Milford, Susquehanna County for a delicious chicken barbecue. More...

Marcellus Shale Update to be Held at Warren Center Senior Center

Interested in learning what is happening with Marcellus Shale activity in our area? On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, a representative of Talisman Energy, Inc. More...

Yaw Joins Senate Aviation Caucus

Several members of the state Senate joined together to form a new committee that will examine ways to promote and strengthen the aviation industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, according to Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Some Crops Faring Better Than Others in Drought, Farmers Should Plan Ahead

This year’s drought has had varying effects on crops in different parts of the state, according to a crop specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

Chrizma Salon Holds Unique Fundraiser For Bradford County Humane Society

There were many pies thrown during the Chrizma Salon fundraiser for The Bradford County Humane Society. More...

Senator Introduces Bill to Assist Soldiers’ Children

One year ago on July 18, three Pennsylvania National Guardsmen were killed in Afghanistan, including one young father who had moved out of state just a short time before his death. More...

Pickett Satellite Office Hours Announced for August

Rep. Tina Pickett announced her monthly schedule of satellite office hours in Susquehanna and Sullivan counties for the month of August. More...

M’s Roadside Market and Greenhouse in Monroeton Busted for Selling ‘Cloud 9’

Despite the fact that Pennsylvania outlawed the sale of synthetic cannabis, along with bath salts, last summer, the operator of M’s Roadside Market & Greenhouse at the junction of Routes 220 and 414 in Monroeton was charged on July 10 for s More...

Elk Lake School Board Plans, Expands Teacher Review

At the monthly meeting of the Elk lake School Board on July 19, Elk Lake High School principal Ken Cuomo gave a presentation to the board and visitors on a new plan to evaluate teacher performance. More...

EPA Completes Final Round of Drinking Water Sampling in Dimock

RESIDENTS WILL BE DISCONNECTED FROM ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that it has completed its sampling of private drinking water wells in Dimock. More...

Bradford County Dental Health Services Expands Staff

The mission of the Bradford County Dental Health Services is to provide dental health prevention, education and treatment for people who receive medical assistance, United Healthcare HMO, and individuals with no insurance who meet certain income guid More...

Area Police Target Aggressive Drivers

Numerous northcentral Pennsylvania police agencies will conduct aggressive-driving enforcement activities as part of a statewide wave through Aug. 16. More...

IRS: Vacation Rental Revenue Reportable

Income that you receive for the rental of your vacation home must generally be reported on your federal income tax return. However, if you rent the property for only a short time each year, you may not be required to report the rental income. More...

Area Roadwork Scheduled

A PennDOT contractor will begin a regional safety project along sections of nearly a dozen routes in six northcentral Pennsylvania counties next week. More...

Massage Therapy Contributes $200

Linda Davis, Licensed Massage Therapist, hands $200 over to Bonnie Simonds, Medical Advocate with the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center. More...

Capture the Susquehanna In a Photo Contest

Do you spend time on the Susquehanna River, stroll through quaint river towns, or hike, bike, camp, and bird watch along her banks? The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) wants to see your photos of life along the Susquehanna. More...

Silo Gas Could be Common This Summer

Farmers Urged to be Aware of Potential Hazard

A unique set of circumstances that could lead to a heightened threat of deadly gas again is being created in silos across the Northeast, according to a farm-safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

WVHS Class of 1957 Holds Reunion

The Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1957 held its 55th reunion on July 7, 2012 at the RiverStone Restaurant in Towanda. Nineteen class members were able to attend. More...

Susquehanna Singers Plan Patriotic Fall 2012 Season

The 2012 Fall performance of the Susquehanna Singers will center on a patriotic theme with anticipated performances on Veterans’ Day weekend Nov. 10 and 11. More...

Sara Romanik Providing Music at Standing Stone

The Standing Stone Vesper Church welcomes Sara Romanik as their special guest on Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Airman Brewer Graduates From Lackland AFB

Air Force Airman James B. Brewer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX More...

IRS Offers Tips on How to Fix Errors Made on Your Tax Return

If you discover an error after you file your tax return, you can correct it by amending your return. Here are 10 tips from the Internal Revenue Service about amending your federal tax return: More...

Free Food and Big Prizes Enjoyed at Annual Cabot Picnic

Crowds numbering in the thousands thronged the Harford Fairgrounds on July 21 for the Annual Cabot Community Picnic. The free event was sponsored by Cabot Oil & Gas as part of their community outreach program. More...

Parents Can Help Start a Successful School Year

As many kids are gearing up to begin a new school year, Prevent Blindness America wants to encourage parents to add “get my child’s eyes checked” to the their list of things to do. More...

4-Hers Learn Through Hands-On Experience

Susquehanna County

The Susquehanna County 4-H Dairy Leaders and Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County recently organized a two-day, overnight camp for sixty-two 4-H dairy club members from Susquehanna, Wyoming, and Wayne Counties on Wednesday, June 27 More...

Shale Study Focused On Landowners

Ownership of the land in Pennsylvania counties with the most Marcellus Shale natural-gas drilling activity is concentrated among relatively few residents and people living outside the counties, according to a study by researchers in Penn State’ More...

OYW Finalists Enjoy Mini Golf

The Country Cottage was the place to be to find a competitive game of mini golf in the annual event between the 2013 OYW Finalists and OYW Committee/Chaperone members. More...

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