May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Correction

In a May 16 story about the Wyalusing Area School District budget, it was incorrectly reported that Richard Robinson was the sole dissenting vote. In fact, school board member Jean Vande Mark also voted against the budget. More...

Laceyville

Katy Vanderpool and Doris Canfield attended the intergenerational dance held at the Wyalusing Valley High School and enjoyed the lunch that was prepared. More...

Chris Wood Joins Hunt Engineering Team at HUNT Towanda Office

Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, P.C. (HUNT) has announced that Christopher Wood, EIT has joined the firm as the newest member of the professional engineering staff at their Towanda office. More...

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Available for WIC Participants

Maternal and Family Health Services announced that the agency’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Centers are distributing farmers’ market vouchers to WIC participants. More...

United Way Donates to Community Foundation

The United Way of Bradford County was recently awarded the $500 Bradford County Advisory Group Discretionary Fund of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers to provide a year long training series More...

State Program Offers Funds for Arts

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) announces the availability of arts funds through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program (PPA), to support public arts and cultural activities occurring between Sept. 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2014. More...

Deadline Nears for Camp FLEA Enrollment

The Sullivan and Bradford County Sheriff Departments are taking applications for the summer program called Camp FLEA (Family Life Enrichment Adventure), which will be held June 27 to 30 at Camp Brule in Sullivan County. More...

Robinson Earns Certification

Wade Robinson, Food Service Supervisor, of Pump -N- Pantry Convenience Stores, recently completed all examination and project requirements and was awarded the Certified Convenience Foodservice Manager (CCFM) professional designation. More...

Pioneer Pole Buildings Earns National Award

The accredited status requires exceptional commitment to quality and customer service. Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. has pledged to adhere to quality workmanship, state and local building codes, safety standards and ethical business practices. More...

United Way Helps Residents Save on Prescription Drugs

Free prescription cards distributed by United Way could help even more people if they knew how easy it is to get and use one. More...

Grosvenor Farm in Dimock Enters Ag Land Preservation Program

The PA Agricultural Land Preservation Easement Purchase Program of Susquehanna County, which is administered by the Susquehanna County Conservation District, has purchased the development rights on the David A. Grosvenor and Barbara R. More...

Rt. 6 Crash Sends Several to Hospital

A head-on crash on Route 6 west of Laceyville just after noon on Monday drew numerous responders to the scene. More...

No Shockers in Susquehanna Balloting

Turnout at the polls for the May 21 primary was extremely light across Susquehanna County, reported the county’s Director of Elections Laura Watts. More...

Stanton Family Donates to School

One may feel that nothing good ever comes from the passing of a loved one, especially if the loved one’s passing is too early due to cancer. More...

Congressman Visits Humane Society

On Wednesday, May 1, Congressman Tom Marino visited the Bradford County Humane Society to tour the facility and honor them for their dedication to saving lives of shelter animals. More...

Shelli O’Connor Selected as April Employee of the Month

Each month throughout the year, Bradford Tioga Head Start recognizes an employee for a job well done. More...

State Supreme Court Upholds LRC Redistricting Plan

The State Supreme Court recently affirmed Pennsylvania’s Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s (LRC) 2012 Revised Final Plan that redraws legislative boundaries based on the 2010 U.S. Census, according to State Senator Gene Yaw. More...

New License Plate for Vets

Members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have served with a U.S. Military Airborne Unit or as a World War II Merchant Mariner can now display their service with new license plates available from PennDOT. More...

Daytime Visibility Just as Important as Nighttime Visibility

Visibility is something many motorists take for granted, especially during the day, when sunlight tends to make drivers less cautious than they might be at night. More...

Not Sure What Octane Rating your Car Needs?

A variety of factors come into play when a person is deciding which new or previously owned vehicle to purchase. While body type, model year and make all are considered, shoppers should also look into what type of fuel the vehicle needs. More...

Car Thefts More Likely During Certain Times of the Year

Automotive break-ins and thefts are something no driver wants to experience. They can leave a person feeling violated, and the hassle of replacing the vehicle and the contents inside the car can bring additional stress. More...

Preventive Maintenance Helps Keep your Car on the Road

Many motorists bemoan the myriad costs associated with owning a vehicle. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price for a new car in the United States is slightly more than $28,000. More...

Camptown

Bear sighting number 2 comes from Dave Hopkins, who tells me that recently the bruin came into their yard, smashed all of their bird feeders and enjoyed the contents. More...

Nurse-Family Partnership Launches a Community Advisory Board

Nurse-Family Partnership of Bradford County, implemented by Memorial Hospital in Towanda, hosted an informational luncheon on April 17. More...

NTRPDC Coordinating Healthcare Training Programs

The Northern Tier Workforce Investment Board, in coordination with the Northeast Regional Healthcare Industry Partnership, is providing continuing education courses for area healthcare employees. More...

Raised Gardens at Memorial Personal Care Home

Volunteers recently constructed two raised garden beds on the balcony of Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home. More...

BCRAC Receives Donation From Citizens & Northern Bank

Citizens & Northern Bank has donated $10,000 to the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) to help offset the costs associated with converting its three Bradford County theatres to a digital format. More...

Gannon Employees Attend Training Conference

A team from Gannon Associates is back from CA, and the knowledge they bring back with them will help their clients negotiate the minefield of health care reform. More...

Bradford-Tioga Head Start Announces 2012-2013 Employees of the Year

Bradford Tioga Head Start recently celebrated it employees’ achievements at an Employee Recognition Luncheon held at Lambs Creek Inn on May 16. More...

Elk Lake Board Clarifies Meeting Actions

District Business Can be Done at SCCTC Meetings

As the Elk Lake School District counts down the final days of the year, the board took advantage of their May 16 second meeting of the month to hold lengthy discussion on many items that have been on their plate in recent months, a fact that was not More...

Bradford Commissioners Approve Housing Study

At their regular May 16 meeting, the Bradford County Commissioners voted unanimously to procure Delta Development Group of Mechanicsburg to conduct a detailed analysis of the housing situation in the county. More...

Hospital Employees Donate To Head Start

Employees at Memorial Hospital in Towanda donated these food items in exchange for wearing jeans to work to benefit the local Chow for Children program. More...

Chesapeake Energy Moves NEPA Operations to New Office Complex

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) recently announced the transition of the company’s local offices to its new 103-acre office complex in Athens Township, Bradford County. More...

New Computer System at County Libraries

Apollo has been recognized as the God of light and sun, truth and prophecy, healing, music, poetry, and now Bradford County’s new circulation and cataloging system. More...

Driver’s Center Holiday Schedule

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. More...

C&N Employees Honored

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Stevens Township Supervisors Hold Monthly Meeting

The Stevens Township Supervisors voted to pay off their DCED loan during their regular May meeting last Tuesday. They had obtained the loan in Dec. 2011, to purchase a road-rolling machine. More...

Spring Hill

A cloudy, cool Sunday forced the annual Spring Hill church family picnic, which was to be held at the Fiske farm, to be held in the community hall. But a nice time was enjoyed by those attending. More...

Terrytown

I was privileged to be at my great-grandson’s program for children sponsored by the Laceyville Baptist Church. Over a dozen children sang songs as parents and grandparents enjoyed. Jesse enjoys the days with the other children. More...

Beaver Meadows

Tuesday afternoon, the Marbaker sisters from the Binghamton area, Bernice Swindler, Mildred Hague, Ruth Chapman and Jane Bonczek visited Donna Bennett. Saturday morning, Jane McGee visited Rev. More...

Community Foundation of Twin Tiers Awards Grants

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) continues to put money back into communities. In 2012 a total of $65,333 was put back into the five counties they serves. More...

Housing Authority Accepting Applications

“The Housing Authority is excited to begin the first phase of this pilot program,” said Executive Director, Kelley Cevette. More...

PennDOT Safety Project Begins

A PennDOT contractor will begin a regional safety project along sections of 31 state routes in seven north central Pennsylvania counties this week. More...

Lower Voter Turnout Yields Few Surprises in Bradford County

It didn’t take long to tally the votes in Bradford County for those running unopposed on the Republican and Democratic tickets in the county’s 51 municipalities. Voter turnout was reported at well below 50 percent in all precincts. More...

Wyoming County Sentences Handed Down

Several people were sentenced last week in Wyoming County Court. All defendants were ordered to pay any court costs and fees as well as any applicable fines, and remuneration to the victims if so ordered. More...

Enrollment for Farm Programs Opens

Jason Pontillo the Bradford/ Sullivan and Susquehanna/ Wyoming County Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy More...

West Receives Sales Award

John West (left) is presented a Sales Award by Fine Line Homes founder and President, George Parmer. West completed his ninth year in 2012 as a Housing Consultant representing Fine Line Homes. More...

Wyoming County Receives Over $20K from Recycling Program

Reps. Karen Boback and Sandra Major recently announced that Wyoming County was awarded a $20,433 state grant through the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Recycling Performance Grant Program. More...

Peoples LTD Announces First Quarter Earnings

Anthony J. Gabello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples LTD, holding company for PS Bank, has announced results for the first quarter 2013. More...

Fixing a Chipped Windshield is Can be an Inexpensive Job

It takes mere seconds for a pebble or road debris to damage a windshield. What starts out as a small bullseye or chip in the glass can quickly grow into a crack that compromises the safety of drivers and their passengers. More...

Pre-Owned Can be a Smart Financial Bet

Many people look to the usedcar lots when shopping for vehicles. The allure of a lower price is what drives some consumers to purchase a pre-owned car or truck. More...

Things to Consider When Choosing a Vehicle

Buying a new automobile, be it a brand new car or a preowned vehicle, is a considerable investment. Some buyers agonize over which automobile to buy, while others tend to stick with the same make or model for years on end. More...

Items to Look for on a Vehicle History Report

A vehicle history report can be a used car buyer’s best friend. More...

USDA Announces Farm Payments Scheduled to Resume

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced recently that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, resumed on May 8. More...

Dimock

A baby boy was born to Bill and Becky Ely on May 10. His name is Colton and he weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Alice Hoover and Bill and Sheila Ely. More...

Forkston

That was some crazy weather on May 13—rain, sleet, some snow flurries, and more rain. Guess it’s true, that if you wait a few minutes in NEPA, the weather will change for you. More...

Nimble

Last Tuesday, Jean Ball of Meshoppen, my daughter, Ginger Howell of Forkston and I enjoyed lunch at Mark’s Valley View restaurant between Laceyville and Wyalusing. More...

Township Secretary Recognized at State Level

Gloria Milliron, secretary-treasurer for Windham Township, Wyoming County, has been inducted into the PA State Association of Township Supervisors Secretary Hall of Fame. More...

Yaw Announces New Field Rep. in Towanda Office

State Senator Gene Yaw recently announced the hiring of Morgan Madden who will serve as a new field representative in his Towanda District office. More...

Wyalusing

Summer break is almost here for students in the Wyalusing Area School District. June 6 is just around the corner and they seem to be getting more anxious every day to have the summer to themselves. More...

Farmers Invited to Workshop On Safe Animal Handling

Field Day at Rome’s Sundance Life Farm

Endless Mountains Resource Conservation & Development Council is partnering with the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) and the PA Women’s Agricultural Network to help farmers learn proper and safe animal handling p More...

PennDOT, State Police Launch Joint Seat-Belt Enforcement Operation

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police held a news conference recently at the PennDOT Welcome Center on U.S. More...

C&N Bank Makes Contribution to Memorial Hospital

Representatives from Citizens & Northern Bank gathered together with Memorial Hospital leaders to present a generous $20,000 check to support the new construction project on the hospital campus. More...

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