August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Recent Drug Activity in Mehoopany and Meshoppen Results in Several Arrests

Two local men and an unspecified quantity of controlled substances were seized last Thursday at the Dandy Mini Mart in Mehoopany. The bust took place just before 1 p.m. More...

Agricultural Firm Accused of Illegal Dumping in Towanda

A company that claims to have “a strong commitment to environmental stewardship” has been charged in Bradford County with dumping chemicalladen wastewater on open ground between its Packer Avenue office in Towanda and the railroad tracks. More...

Laceyville Mayor Outlines Plans for Police Department

While the bulk of last week’s Laceyville Borough Council meeting, which extended over two-and-a half hours, was devoted to the borough’s ongoing water problems, there were other important discussions including Councilman Richard Rodgers c More...

Signs Installed at Beers Wetland Area

The Beers Family Wetland Area, a 17-acre parcel of land owned and operated by the Bradford County Conservation District, which is currently celebrating the recent installation of 11 new interpretive signs designed to educate students and the general More...

American Lung Association Offers Free Radon Test Kits

Free home radon test kits are available to residents of nine counties in northeast and northcentral PA, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection to the American Lung Association, or ALA. More...

Cheeseburger Recall Issued

Kenosha Beef International, Ltd., a Kenosha, WI establishment, is recalling approximately 37,600 pounds of frozen bacon cheeseburger patties because they may contain foreign materials— pieces of gasket material, the U.S. More...

Shell Makes Donation for Long-term Flood Recovery

The United Way of Bradford County recently received $8,000 through the Shell Oil/United Way of Pennsylvania Long- Term Flood Relief Initiative. More...

Poachers Sentenced

Six of the seven men who were caught killing and harvesting deer out of season last November were sentenced in Wyoming County Court last Friday. The seventh man, Kenneth Aden of Lake Charles, LA, was unavailable and will be sentenced at a later date. More...

BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced or placed in the ARD program in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts during July: Sentencings More...

Third Time’s a Charm for The Annual Ace Reunion

The annual Ace Family Reunion had only been held twice at Highland Park in Endwell, NY, and both times the event met with plenty of rain. Thankfully the 2012 reunion held on Sunday, August 12, was not a wet one. More...

It’s Gridiron for Gals Time Again, Aug. 26

The second annual “Day-Outfor the-Ladies” event will take place on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room of the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC), 20 Main Street in Wyalusing. More...

Stevens Township Receiving Bids for Short-Wave Radios

The Stevens Township Supervisors reviewed and awarded a contract to AM Pugh of Dallas for reprogramming some and replacing others of the township’s short-wave radios at their August meeting. Pugh was one of three bidders. More...

Re-enactors Seeking New Recruits

Bradford County’s Civil War re-enactors, the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company A, are hosting an all-day living history and recruiting day on Saturday, Aug. More...

With Food Prices, Drought Affects Farmers More than Consumers

While consumers will see increases in the prices of meat, eggs and dairy products as a result of this year’s drought, they won’t see its effects nearly as much as farmers, according to an agricultural economist in Penn State’s Colle More...

Milk Prices Rising Slightly, But Not Enough

After nine months of severe decline, milk prices paid to dairy farmers have started to increase slightly. More...

Young WomanCandidates Visit The Edge

With their summer events coming to a close, the 2013 Outstanding Young Woman candidates were recently hosted by staff at The Edge Fitness Center, located in North Towanda. More...

Verizon Supports BCRAC’s Arts in Education Program

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) recently accepted a donation from Verizon Pennsylvania in support of its arts in education programs. Representative Tina Pickett joined Verizon Director of State Government Relations, Frank P. More...

BIRTHS

Rocchi Michael and Kelly Rocchi of Allentown have announced the birth of their twins, Allie Marie Rocchi and Cameron Stanton Rocchi on June 5, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA. More...

‘Star Alumni’ of Music in Mountains to Perform

Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts will present Star Alumni of Music in the Mountains in a concert of chamber music at the David DeWire Center in Eagles Mere at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. More...

Expanded Adoption Tax Credit Still Available for Extension Filers

If you adopted a child last year and requested an extension of time to file your 2011 taxes, you may be able to claim the expanded adoption credit on your federal tax return. More...

Transportation Commission Approves 2013 Update

The State Transportation Commission recently approved an update to Pennsylvania’s 12- Year Transportation Program, which anticipates $41.6 billion being available over the next 12 years for improvements to roads, bridges, transit systems, airpo More...

Keystone College Students To Construct and Maintain Mehoopany Twp. Website

Last Wednesday night during the Mehoopany Township Supervisors’ monthly meeting, the supervisors voted to start a website for the township. The free website opportunity was discussed under “New Business.” More...

BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently pleaded guilty, were sentenced or placed in the ARD program in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts during July: Guilty Pleas More...

Terry Township Servant Celebrates 90th Birthday

A lifetime of service to the residents of Terry Township and 66 years of membership with the Evergreen Christian Church have endeared Glenn Potter to his community and brought many of his longtime friends and family members out to celebrate his 90th More...

Staff Changes Spark Discussion during Susquehanna County Salary Board Meeting

The Susquehanna County Commissioners prefaced their Aug. 8 meeting with a brief meeting of the county salary board. More...

Wyoming County Commissioners Abolish Office of Jury Commissioners

Following the signing of Act 108 into law by Governor Tom Corbett earlier this year, the Wyoming County Commissioners have abolished the office of Jury Commissioner in the county. More...

Wyoming County has New Chief Assessor

With the recent retirement of long-time Chief Wyoming County Assessor Eric Brown, the county has a new face at the helm: Catherine Voda. Voda, who was Brown’s Deputy Assessor, has worked in the Assessment Office for 25 years. More...

Corrections

The correct website address for readers interested in sponsoring and/or attending the Nov. 7 summit sponsored by the Agricultural Coalition of Bradford County as per the front page story in last week’s Rocket- Courier is www.agcoalition.org. More...

Guthrie to Offer Weight Loss Surgery Seminars

Those considering weight loss surgery can attend a free patient orientation seminar presented by Guthrie’s weight loss surgeon. More...

Peoples Releases Quarterly Results

Anthony J. Gabello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples LTD, holding company for Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing, has announced second quarter results. More...

Forestry Conservation Funding Sign-Up Deadline Nears

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has recognized the importance of forestry management in conserving our natural resources. More...

Saint Agnes School to Celebrate 135th Anniversary of Founding

On Saturday Sept. 22, 2012 there will be a Pontifical Mass at 4 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church to observe the 135th anniversary of the founding of Saint Agnes School. The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D. More...

Susquehanna County Hires New Coordinator

The Susquehanna County Commissioners met on Aug. 8 following a brief meeting of the county salary board. More...

Noxen Shooter In Custody

Police have arrested Wade Wright, 42, of Monroe Township in the shooting incident that took place Sunday evening in Noxen. Police report that at 7:45 p.m. More...

Cruisers Seeking Participants

Organizers of Cruise-In on the Parkway are looking to the Wyalusing area to freshen up their weekly gatherings, held at the Flying Cow Bakery and Café on the Merrill Parkway in Towanda. More...

Wyalusing Seniors Gather

The Wyalusing Senior Citizens met on July 17 with 34 members present. Vice-president Al Wachtendorf opened the meeting with the flag salute and a prayer. More...

University Days Set at Mansfield

University Days, a Mansfield University tradition for three decades, will continue on August 23 and 24. More...

Scouts Return from Camp Brulé

The Troop 4 Camptown Boy Scouts enjoyed their summer camp week at Camp Brulé in July where they earned many merit badges. More...

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted for Tourism-Related Projects

Non-profit organizations in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties can now apply for grant monies available through that county’s room tax fund to help finance their tourism-related projects. More...

IRS Can Help When Starting a Small Business

If you are opening a new business this summer, the IRS has some basic federal tax information to help you get started. Here are some things to consider when starting a business: More...

Sen. Yaw Announces County Recycling Grants

State Senator Gene Yaw (RLycoming) today announced that two counties in the 23rd Senatorial District will receive state funding to continue promoting recycling programs. More...

Misericordia University to Hold Open House For High School Students and Parents August 18

Misericordia University invites high school students and their parents to an open house program at the Back Mountain campus offering the opportunity to spend an informative day touring the 124-acre campus, meeting Misericordia students, faculty and c More...

Brewed Awakening Enhances Name, Ambience and Mission

When the doors to Brewed Awakening on Main Street in Wyalusing first opened in 1998, original co-owner Sherri Schreier admits that she and her co-owner sister, Bobbi Lord, had never drank an espresso or a cappuccino before. More...

Engagement Announced

Dennis and Sherre Boyanowski of Laceyville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Coleen Boyanowski, to Ronnie Sands, son of Ron and Sally Sands of Tunkhannock. More...

Intensive Home Workouts Pose Extreme Risks

High-intensity, high-impact fad workout programs have taken the nation by storm as countless Americans work to get in shape, and do so fast, without stepping foot in a gym. More...

American Red Cross Provides Food Safety Tips Following Power Outage

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. One concern about power outages is how it may affect the food in your refrigerator and freezer. More...

Wiles Park: Laceyville’s Colorful Gem

It’s a special facet of Laceyville that makes the community a nicer place to live. Wiles Park, formerly known as Rotary Park, is located between Main Street and Route 6 just off Church Street. More...

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