May 8, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Search for Missing Man Ends in River at Meshoppen

The body found in the Susquehanna River Thursday, May 1, at Meshoppen was identified as Thomas Yates, 46, who went off the Laceyville bridge into the flood swollen river for unknown reasons in the early morning hours of March 30. More...

Thousands Attend Gas Expo

Between 2,500 and 3,000 people from counties across the northeast region converged on the Wyoming County Fairgrounds for the annual Business, Gas & Job Expo on Wednesday, April 30. More...

Legion Post Donates Weapons to Local Police

Wyalusing-Laceyville Chief of Police Scott Perry says that a recent donation of firearms to local police levels the playing field between local police and the bad guys. More...

Hill Country Artists Reorganize

The first meeting of the new season for Hill Country Artists was held recently at the Claverack Building in Montrose. The program was presented by Barry Singer, artist from Factoryville. More...

Mitchell Spends Spring Break In Chicago

Katherine Mitchell of Springville is one of 37 generous Baldwin Wallace University (BW) students who gave up 2014 Spring Break week to make a difference in four diverse U.S. cities. More...

When the Red, Red Robin...

Maybe this wayward robin was looking for a warm nesting site or maybe it was just a bit nutty, but for reasons unknown, it opted to build a nest inside Camptown residents Glen and Beverly Murphys’ backyard grill. More...

May is National Dog Bite Prevention Month

The Postal Service is reminding customers to keep their dog properly leashed and restrained when mail is delivered to their home, especially in May during National Dog Bite Prevention Month. More...

BCHS and Grovedale Winery Present “Pints for Pups”

Enjoy wine? Like microbrews? Come out on Saturday, May 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. to the Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing to support the Bradford County Humane Society’s Pints for Pups Event. More...

SBDC to Host Training Seminar Assisting Small Business Start-Ups

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will hold the training seminar “The First Step: Starting Your Business” on Tuesday, May 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Bradford County Annual 4-H Benefit Auction Set for May 17

The Annual 4-H Building Auction will be held on Saturday, May 17th at 11 a.m. This auction is used to raise the much-needed funds for the necessary maintenance and repairs of the Linda Ballard Hollander 4-H Memorial Building. More...

Sergeant Stephen Rought

Stephen Rought was a sergeant in company A of the 141st PA Regiment. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for capturing the flag of the 13th North Carolina at the Brock Road during the Battle of the Wilderness on May 6, 1864. More...

Corrections Officers Recognized

The Wyoming County Commissioners signed a proclamation at the May 6 Prison Board meeting declaring this week (May 4-10) as “Corrections Employee Week.” More...

Brian Keeler to Debut New Book at Grovedale

Brian Keeler’s new book, Dramatic Color in the Landscape, published this month by North Light Books, a company based in Cincinnati, Ohio but with International affiliates, was designed as an instructional and learning tool to be of help to aspi More...

Wyalusing Twp. Residents Polled Regarding Natural Gas Service

Wyalusing Township Supervisors’ Chairman Marvin Meteer advised that he has followed up with a representative of the Leatherstocking Gas Company regarding their conversation last year about the possibility of expanding distribution of natural ga More...

Hundreds Gather for National Day of Prayer

Hundreds of students filled the steps of the Bradford County Courthouse Thursday, May 1 to participate in the National Day of Prayer. More...

Wyalusing Renews Police Contract with Laceyville

At its monthly meeting Monday night, the Wyalusing Borough Council voted 4-1 to renew its contract for police coverage by the Laceyville Borough Police Department. More...

Clean-Up Day Set for May 10 in Tuscarora Township

Supervisors Pat Beebe and Emil Cogswell and Secretary Susan Berkeley attended the April township meeting. Also attending were auditors Amy Huffman and Agnes Hitchcock. Auditor Vickie Vannan was unable to attend due to illness. More...

Students to Present Recital

On Wednesday, May 14, the Wyalusing Valley High School Advanced Placement Music Theory class will present a recital in the Kenneth S. Williams auditorium. The recital begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. More...

Personal Care Home Hires New Staffers

Despite recent rumors about the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home being on the market, the facility is alive and well and still in the hands of Barbara and Terry Keeney. More...

Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival Debuts New Logo

The Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in September with a new logo, courtesy of a talented designer with treasured local ties. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Mark your calendars for May 21 at 7 p.m. We have the great pleasure of hosting local author Donna Hill. Donna is going to be here telling of her new novel, The Heart of Applebutter Hill. More...

Monroeton Public Library Names Jacob Haney Geek of the Week

Jacob Haney started coming to the Monroeton Public Library when he was 8 months old for story time. Six years later, he has a difficult time choosing just one thing he geeks. More...

During Civil War: Forest Becomes Inferno at Battle of the Wilderness

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of articles covering the campaigns of the PA 141st Regiment 150 years ago during the Civil War. The regiment was comprised of men from the Northern Tier counties of Pennsylvania. More...

Sons of Union Veterans To Host Bus Trip May 24

On Saturday, May 24, the Private Silas Gore Camp 141, Bradford County’s Sons of Union Veterans representatives, will host a bus trip to Harrisburg. More...

Lack of Water and Sewer Payments Plague Meshoppen Borough

Meshoppen Borough Council could be forced to post multiple shut-off notices in the upcoming weeks due to an abundance of unpaid water and sewer bills throughout the municipality. More...

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