May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Business to Business in Sugar Run

People representing Wyalusing area businesses who attended the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce’s recent Business-to-Business gathering hosted by Endless Mountain Outfitters in Sugar Run a More...

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...

Diocese Suspends Priest Following Wyalusing Incident

Officials at the Diocese of Scranton announced last week that they suspended Father Daniel J. Doherty, in the wake of an alleged May 17 incident at the Wyalusing Borough Park. More...

Motorists Urged To Avoid Distractions

As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, PennDOT urges motorists to drive distraction free, and remind drivers of the state’s law banning text-based communication while driving. More...

DEP Reminds Pool Owners To Handle Waste Water Safely

Private and public pool owners, as well as pool management companies, should remember that chlorinated wastewater must be handled responsibly, acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said today. More...

United Way of Susquehanna County Celebrates Campaign

The United Way of Susquehanna County recently hosted its campaign celebration event at Lackawanna College-New Milford Campus to give thanks to the community for the generous contributions donors made towards this year’s campaign. More...

Taking Healthcare Into Area Homes

Memorial Hospital’s Home Health and Hospice Agency recently purchased two new automobiles for staff to use when traveling to homes throughout the region to provide professional health care serv More...

Bids Received for Reconstruction of Three Tuscarora Township Roads

All supervisors, the secretary, and six citizens attended the May township meeting. Two sales representatives also attended as a large road project is now in the process. More...

School Bus Inspection Slated

In the summer months, the Pennsylvania State Police engage in an annual school bus inspection campaign as required under the PA Vehicle Code. More...

PennDOT: ‘Share the Road’

With temperatures rising and more motorcycles traveling on Pennsylvania roadways, PennDOT is urging motorists to share the road and watch out for motorcycles throughout the riding season. More...

United Way Has Workshop

The United Way of Susquehanna County (UWSC) hosted an Emergency Preparedness Workshop on May 4 at the Lackawanna College New Milford Center. More...

Towanda Post Office Hosting Job Fair Wednesday, June 5

Did you ever consider working for the Postal Service? If so, you’re invited to attend an informational job fair next week. Due to many retirements, there are now many vacancies to be filled. More...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

JUNE 2Rick Ellis, Laceyville, PARussell Sollick, Ocala, FLKeith Dixon, Meshoppen, PAGeorge Robinson, New Albany, PAWallace Andrew Baker, Ithaca, NYJeff Overfield, Meshoppen, PALinda Passmore, Montrose, PAHeidi Zander, Riegelsville, PAAlexis Vaskas, W More...

Drug Treatment Court Grads Celebrate New Beginnings

The Wyoming County Drug Treatment Court has been in existence for six years, and more than 150 residents of Wyoming and Sullivan Counties have participated in the exceptional program since it began. More...

Thunderstorm Brings Down Tree on Truck

Gusty thunderstorms on May 22 caused problems throughout the area. More...

Memorial Hospital Names Administrator

Gail Brown, RN, BSN, NHA, has been named Administrator of Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda. More...

Foster Grandparent Program Offers Training for New Volunteers

The Foster Grandparent Program provides loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special needs at volunteer stations in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties. More...

Cicadas Predicted to Appear in 17 PA Counties

One of the world’s most mysterious insects is about to invade the skies over wooded areas in eastern Pennsylvania and other states, but an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences says it’s not a cause for alarm. More...

Wyoming County Mourns EMT’s Death

The unexpected and tragic death of Tunkhannock EMT chief Tom Gruen last Thursday led to a week of mourning in Tunkhannock and the surrounding area. More...

WVHS Activities Building would Become Maintenance Center

What’s been commonly known as the Activities Building at the Wyalusing Valley High School is expected to become a maintenance building and storage facility once the proposed LIFE Fitness Center is constructed. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Tighten Purse Strings

In an effort to keep Wyoming County on its planned fiscal track and within its 2013 budget guidelines, the Wyoming County Commissioners on Tuesday pushed back the proposed hiring of a replacement Administrative Assistant in the Sheriff ’s Offic More...

Final Tally Determines Wysox Race

With all votes from last week’s election counted and confirmed by the Bradford County Board of Elections, including write-ins, the contest for a seat on the Wysox Township Board of Supervisors has become clear. More...

Water Quality Linked to Milk Production

A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue. More...

No Injuries in Rollover Crash

Meshoppen firefighters inspect a vehicle that flipped onto its roof on Route 6 west of the Wyoming County Fairgrounds on May 24. More...

Library Story Hour Graduation

Graduation was held this past Friday morning at the Wyalusing Public Library for story hour participants. It was celebrated with a pizza party, playing games and blowing bubbles. More...

Eastern Star Celebrates 105 Year

This year marks the 105th anniversary of the founding of Tunkhannock Chapter 74 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Wyoming County. More...

Lackawanna Signs Transfer Agreement

Lackawanna College has signed a transfer agreement with The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to allow Lackawanna students to automatically enroll in Pitt-Bradford’s bachelor degree programs if they meet certain criteria. More...

Boppys Donated to Bradford County Nurse-Family Partnership

The Boppy Company, maker of the award-winning Boppy Feeding and Infant Support Pillow, has donated 100 Boppy slipcovered pillows to the Bradford County Nurse-Family Partnership administered by Memorial Hospital, Inc. More...

Good Grief Day Camp Offered June 11-13

Good Grief Day Camp will be held at the Vesper Church Spiritual Life Center in Standing Stone June 11, 12, and 13. The setting is a perfect location for the camp including indoor and outdoor activities. More...

Towanda Man Recovering From Beating

Blake Dieffenbach, of Troy, turned himself in to Towanda Borough Police on Monday evening after being charged with attempting to kill a Towanda man on Saturday evening. More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Discuss Housing Funds

At their regular meeting on May 22, the Susquehanna County Commissioners approved Resolutions 2013-07 and 2013-08, both of which are related to funding for housing to be developed in the county by the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Auth More...

Many Honored at Tunkhannock Parade

Before those lining Tioga Street in Tunkhannock could even hear the echoes of the advancing high school marching band’s percussion section on Monday, the sound of applause began to build as a color guard comprised of members of American Legion More...

BIRTHS

Thurston Harley Benjamin and Timothy Thurston of Towanda are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Riley May Thurston on May 14, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. *** Nickeson More...

First Citizens Community Bank Aids in Tornado Relief

In an effort to help the countless number of people suffering from the devastation in Oklahoma caused by Monday’s rare EF5 tornado, First Citizens Community Bank has announced that it will accept donations through Friday, June 14 and will match More...

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