August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Representative Pickett Thanks Supporters

Aug. 18 marked the 11th Annual Friends of Rep. Tina Pickett Barbeque at the Tom and Diane Elliott farm in Rome Township. Supporters attending Rep. Pickett’s event traveled from no less than ten counties throughout the Commonwealth. More...

Commissioners Hope to Hire New Warden in Early September

Funding Approved for Seven Streamside Cleanup Sites

The Wyoming County Commissioners’ Warden Search Committee hopes to be able to name a new warden for the county jail early next month. About 30 applications were received in June once the position became vacant. More...

Tax Tips for Recently Married Taxpayers

If you’ve recently updated your status from single to married, you’re not alone—late spring and summertime is a popular period for weddings. Marriage also brings about some changes with your taxes. More...

Passarelli Attends Career Camp

Tunkhannock Area High School junior Anthony Passarelli is back home after participating in a national career exploration camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Rochester Institute of Technology. More...

Six Tips Offered for Charitable Taxpayers

Contributing money and property are ways that you can support a charitable cause, but in order for your donation to be tax-deductible, certain conditions must be met. More...

Drivers Urged to Watch For Students, Buses

As the new school year begins, PennDOT reminds drivers to remain vigilant as students and school buses return to the roadways. More...

Agriculture Department Honors Five Longstanding Farm Families

Agriculture Secretary George Greig recognized five farm families, who have been working their farms for more than a century, on Thursday, Aug. 16 during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, the state’s largest outdoor agricultural event. More...

Yaw Pleased with Revised Marcellus Shale Inheritance Tax Policy

State Senator Gene Yaw applauded the recent decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue to revisit their policy concerning the taxation of mineral rights and natural gas interests for Pennsylvania inheritance tax purposes. More...

Wyoming County Fair Holds Strong History Despite War Closing and Location Changes

The first Wyoming County Fair was held in 1857 in Eaton Township at the current location of Sire Power. More...

Wyalusing High School Homeroom List 2012-2013

Grade Seven, HR 42, Mr. More...

Record 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale in Bradford County

At the Bradford County 4- H/FFA Livestock Sale, held on Wednesday, July 25, 120 buyers spent almost $149,000 on market animals. Fifty-six pigs, 12 lambs, 23 steers, two pens of meat rabbits and 12 goats crossed the auction block. More...

Geisinger Awarded Grant to Study Abdominal Aneurysms

Geisinger Clinic has been awarded a three-year grant in the amount of $2.9 million from the state Department of Health’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) grant program for Collaborative Research on Translational Genomics. More...

New Hotel in Wysox Takes Shape

Constructed one board at a time, the future Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel on Route 6 in Wysox Township now has a third floor. More...

Tyler Memorial Hospital Recognized For Infection Control Efforts

3M Corporation’s Infection Prevention Division recently recognized Tyler Memorial Hospital’s Central Supply Department for adopting an Every Load Monitoring (ELM) policy to ensure proper sterilization of medical instruments, implantable d More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

There will be a Trustees meeting tonight at 7 p.m. We thank the Fiske/Lyke reunion for their donation and Arrow United for theirs in memory of Christopher Sands. Our last story hour for now will be this Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Leaf Miners Busy Browning Locust Leaves

This has been an interesting summer. Across Pennsylvania, temperatures have set new records, while, depending on where you live; rainfall has either exceeded or not reached expectations. More...

Ten Helpful Tax Tips

School’s out for the summer, and summer is a popular time for people to move—especially families with children. More...

Natural Gas Seminar Set for September 14

A Natural Gas Vehicle Seminar is planned for Friday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill. More...

DEP Offers Small Business Advantage Grants, Says Pickett

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is again accepting applications for its Small Business Advantage Grant Program to aid small businesses looking to conserve energy and prevent pollution, said Rep. Tina Pickett. More...

New PennDOT Contract Saves Nearly $6.5 Million Annually; Maintains Environmental Stewardship

A recently negotiated contract for vehicle emissions and safety inspection station management services will save the state approximately $1 million annually and could save vehicle owners nearly $5.5 million. More...

Credit Card Thief Sought by Police

READERS WITH HELPFUL TIPS ARE ASKED TO CALL TROOPER JEFFREY SREDENSCHEK AT 570-265-2186.

State Police at Towanda are hoping to identify the shorter woman (wearing white) in this series of surveillance photos who has been using a debit card belonging to a 45-year-old woman who had inadvertently left it on the counter at the Dandy Mini Mar More...

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

—CHESTER MUMMAU— Wyalusing Area School District

The new school year of the Wyalusing Area School District will start on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Kindergarten orientation will be held on Thursday, Aug. More...

Omission

Sherri Schreier asked for a clarification on the formation of Loaves and Fishes Ministries, the nonprofit organization that operates Brewed Awakening Eatery and Espresso Bar on Main Street in Wyalusing. More...

Trio Eludes Towanda Police, Apprehended Next Morning in Ulster

Gerald Bradley Perry, 28, Elmira, NY, faces numerous charges in association with a traffic stop on York Avenue in Towanda on Aug. 15 that evolved into a police chase through the borough and the temporary disappearance of three suspects. More...

Insurance Firm Announces Promotion of Fisk to VP

Henry Dunn Insurance, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Kathy E. Fisk to the position of Vice-President of Employee Benefits. More...

Area Firemen Receive Grants

State Senator Gene Yaw announced that 10 volunteer fire departments and associations in the 23rd Senate district will be the recipients of state funding. More...

Troy Fair Winners Named

Vegetable, Rabbit and Beef Contestants Honored

A record number of 423 vegetables and herbs were entered in competition at the 137th Troy Fair. The week-long display was held in the Exhibition Building near Gate 3. More...

Blue Cross Supports Local United Way

The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is committed to supporting nonprofit agencies that respond to the needs of its neighbors throughout the region. More...

Kiwanis Wyoming Co. Fair

2012 Daily Gate Ticket Cost

(Daily Admission $10 - 24 months and older) (Under 24 months - Free) FREE Admission on Wed. August 29, 2012 for Seniors 62 and older. Gate Hours: Open Daily at 8 AM - Close at 11 PM. Stands open at 11:00 AM daily. More...

Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair Announces Entertainment Schedule

The 27th Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair will be held from Wednesday to Monday, Aug. 29 to Sept. 3, at the fairgrounds in Meshoppen. Organizers of the event promise “the most entertaining schedule” the fair has ever presented. More...

Curb Back-to-School Tragedies with These Simple AAA Tips

As summer draws to a close and the classroom bell rings in the new school year, 55 million children across the United States will head back to school. More...

‘Grace Notes’ and Rev. Keeney At Dimock Camp Meeting Sunday

A local quartet of women who are favorites at Dimock Camp Meeting and who call themselves “Grace Notes” will be sharing their musical gifts and talents with everyone at the Dimock Camp Meeting on Sunday evening, Aug. More...

American Red Cross Blood Services Appoints Maria Elena Geyer as Chief Executive Officer

The American Red Cross announced recently its appointment of Maria Elena Geyer as chief executive officer of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Blood Services Region. More...

End is Near for Laceyville’s Water Woes

In round two of Monday night’s public meeting in Laceyville that was called to discuss the community’s water problems, but instead began with an at times fiery 45-minute inquest of the borough police department, the topic eventually turne More...

Rep. Pickett Announces September Office Hours

Staff from Rep. Tina Pickett’s will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 29, for special office hours at the Sullivan County Courthouse from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., she announced recently. More...

Nursing Students Recognized

On Aug. More...

Alycia Johnson Becomes Bride of Matthew Pardoe

Alycia Johnson and Matt Pardoe were united in marriage on March 24, 2012 at the Crowne Royal Plaza Hotel on the beach in West Melbourne, Florida. The wedding was a beautiful outdoor ceremony at 11 a.m. More...

Committee Members Make Baby Blankets

At the recent Troy Fair, members of the Community Service Project Committee of the Northern Tier Counseling Psych Rehab Program presented the Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center, based in Towanda, with six baby blankets that they made by hand. More...

DEP to Begin Air Quality Forecasting in Eight Additional Areas

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) began forecasting earlier this month for ozone for eight additional areas across the state, which will help to protect residents who have health concerns that could be worsened by poor air quality. More...

Anniversary Event Planned at Gallery

A special celebration of a decade of art, music and poetry is slated for Friday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Blue Heron Gallery in the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce Building at 20 Main Street. More...

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