January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

District Warns Parents of Skin Infection Outbreak

Robo-calls were made to parents in the Wyalusing Area School District warning of an outbreak of skin infections at the high school. More...

Oil and Gas Hearing Rescheduled

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that a public hearing to accept testimony on proposed oil and gas regulations, which was scheduled for Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. More...

February is ‘Wyoming County Reads’ Month

Wyoming County Commissioners

The Wyoming County Commissioners presented a Proclamation read by Chairman Tom Henry Tuesday morning for the Wyoming County Reads program, which is celebrating its tenth year. More...

Wyalusing Township Supervisors Reorganize

Lanny Stethers submitted his Oath of Office as he was elected to serve another sixyear term as supervisor in the 2013 General Election. More...

Bradford County 4-Her Wins Best of Show

Katherine Porter of Sayre won Best of Show in the Youth and 4-H Fashions With A Flair Fashion Show for the third year in a row at the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, Jan. 4. She is the daughter of Dr. Burdett and Cynthia Porter. More...

Beta Rho Members Enjoy Christmas Chapter Meeting

A festive holiday atmosphere at The Inn at Montrose was the setting for the December meeting of the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. The freshly-fallen snow added to the holiday atmosphere for the meeting. More...

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Recognizes Donors for Holiday Love Light Tree

Each year Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary sponsors a Love Light Tree event during the holidays. Anyone can sponsor a light on the Love Light Tree in memory or in honor of a loved one. More...

Cargill, Branhaven License Patents And Genomics Tools for Cattle

Cargill, Inc. More...

Penn College of Technology Announces Dean’s List

The following have been named to the Fall Dean’s List at Penn College of Technology in Williamsport. More...

WYALUSING VALLEY MUSEUM ASSOCIATION

Jan. 13th marked the 150th anniversary of the death of composer Stephen Foster. His music was immensely popular during his lifetime and ensuing generations up to this day. More...

Kent Upham Named to SUNY Geneseo’s President’s List

Kent Upham from LeRaysville, was named to the President’s List at The State University of New York at Geneseo for the 2013 fall semester. More...

SCCTC Donates Handmade Toys for Tots

The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) donated toys made by the students from the Carpentry/Cabinetmaking program to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Many toys were donated and then distributed by the U.S. More...

Guthrie Continues to Host Scholarship Challenge

Guthrie is proud to announce that “Scholarship Challenge,” the long-running high school quiz, will now be held annually in the Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie Sayre campus. More...

2014 Tax Season to Open January 31

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced plans to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds. More...

AG DePasquale Releases Audits for School Entities

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced the release of an audit report for the Northern Tier Career and Technology Center in Bradford County. More...

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants Available

Grants to Commonwealth residents under Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), are still available. More...

Stevens Twp. Holds Reorganization Meeting

In their reorganizational meeting, the Stevens Township Supervisors welcomed Randy Campbell back to a new term on the board and voted him in as chairman. Dave Kithcart became vice-chairman again and Ken Sharer returned to roadmaster. More...

Pictures in Wood Coming to Dietrich

The Sherwood Gallery at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock welcomes the unique artwork of Dennis Gold, Pictures in Wood with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Head Start Receives Donation

Bradford Tioga Head Start’s funding was recently reduced by $147,000 due to the sequestration so donations from Hitachi Metals Automotive Components (HMAC) and Hitachi Foundation couldn’t have come at a better time. More...

Project/Program Grants Available Through CFTT

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) has grant funds available for Bradford County, PA. Two different grants are currently available; The Bradford County Discretionary Fund and The Ben Franklin Trust Fund. More...

County Library to Host Monthly Book Discussion

The monthly book discussion at the County Library will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21. The selection, The Mapping Love and Death, by Jacqueline Winspear is the seventh Maisie Dobbs mystery and the winner of the 2011 Historical Mystery Award. More...

Photo Presentation to be held Highlighting Streams and Trails in the Endless Mountains

Not everyone can hike the many scenic sites and paths in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but they can experience their beauty and adventure by attending one of Jeff Mitchell’s photographic presentations. More...

PA House Representative Scholarships Available

High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, Rep. Tina Pickett announced. More...

Wyalusing Board OK’s Preliminary Budget

Wyalusing Area School District Business Manager Tom Witiak presented the proposed preliminary budget for the 2014- 2015 school year at the school board meeting Monday night. More...

Building Contract Awarded

Susquehanna County Commissioners

At their Jan. 8 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners made a final decision to award the contract for construction of a new rear entrance canopy at the county courthouse to Rock Boulder, Inc., Binghamton, NY. More...

Joint Committee Hearing will Highlight Changes to Federal Flood Insurance Program

With flood insurance premiums on the rise following passage of the federal Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, state Senator Gene Yaw has said that the proposed changes could be disastrous for home and property owners throughout Bradfo More...

New Local Red Cross Chapter Director Named

The American Red Cross Northeast Pennsylvania Region announces Terese M. DeLaPlaine as the new Executive Director for the Bradford-Sullivan Chapter and the Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties Chapter. Ms. More...

Agriculture Conservation Easement Funds Approved

Bradford County Commissioners

Bradford County Commissioners Daryl Miller and Mark Smith addressed several items during the brief meeting Thursday, Jan. 9. Commissioner Doug McLinko was absent from the meeting. More...

Keystone College to Host Admissions Information Session

Keystone College will host an Admissions Information Session on Saturday, Jan. 18. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Admissions Office and a campus tour departs at 11 a.m. More...

Low-Interest Loans Now Available For Farm Operating Expenses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes and guarantees loans to promote build and sustain family farms. More...

Recipient of Melvin Jones Award

At the December 3 meeting at the Wyalusing Hotel, members of the Wyalusing Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs met to honor Lioness member and Leo Club advisor Beth Trowbridge for the work she does for the organization. More...

P&G Donates over $66K to Susquehanna United Way

P&G recently completed their 2013-2014 community campaign and United Way of Susquehanna County (UWSC) was fortunate to be on the receiving end of $66,220.64 from both active and retired P&G employees. More...

Wayne Felter Turns 70

Yvonne Sickler stopped by Bob’s Restaurant in Wyalusing last Thursday morning with two containers of homemade cupcakes in honor of Wayne Felter’s 70th birthday. More...

AES Armenia Mountain Wind Participates in United Way Campaign

United Way of Bradford County is thankful to AES Armenia Mountain Wind (AES AMW) for their support of the 2014 United Way Campaign. More...

PA Liquor Control Board Announces School Alcohol Awareness Video Contest

As part of the ongoing effort to educate young people about the alternatives to underage drinking, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) unveiled a new contest that asks students to get creative with their digital cameras and smartphones. More...

Red Cross Issues Top Five Flu Prevention Steps

Flu season is here and more and more people across the country are getting sick. The American Red Cross urges people to get vaccinated now and offers tips everyone can follow to help prevent the spread of the flu. More...

Visions Federal Credit Union Donates to 4-H

Susquehanna County 4-H was recently presented with a very gracious donation from Visions Federal Credit Union. Visions Federal Credit Union has a branch office on Route 706 in Montrose. More...

Yaw Announces Opening of DCNR Grant Program

State Senator Gene Yaw recently encouraged municipalities, pre-qualified land trusts, non-profits and other eligible agencies within his Senate District to apply for state recreation and conservation grants through the Department of Conservation and More...

Giant Rooster Continues to Make Wyalusing Rounds

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) established the Rooster Fundraiser back in the fall with the use of Becky and Kevin Smiths’ rooster they had purchased from Sanford and Son Antiques. More...

Irish Appellations of Appalachia Subject of Talk

Pól Ó Murchú will give a talk on what the real names are behind the appellations that are used in Béarla (English language). More...

Collection Sites Announced For Ronald McDonald House

It is time to collect food, money and other needed items for the Ronald McDonald House in Danville. The Bradford/Sullivan County Farm Bureau will be celebrating Food Check-Out Jan. 20 to Feb. 16. More...

Family Donates to Humane Society

Emily, Jacob and Lucas Girven of Bradford County decided for their birthdays this year that they did not want presents for themselves, but instead wanted to help the animals at the Bradford County Humane Society. More...

PA State Police Change Cadet Eligibility Requirements

In an effort to entice active-duty military members and veterans and those with full-time law enforcement experience, the Pennsylvania State Police announced recently they are changing cadet admission eligibility requirements, effective immediately. More...

Online Oil and Gas Well Mapping Tool Unveiled

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it has published a new online “Oil and Gas Mapping Tool” on its website. More...

Mark Smith Raises Over $230K for Lieutenant Governor Bid

Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith has raised over $230,000 for his campaign for Lieutenant Governor. In the month of December alone, he raised over $80,000. More...

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