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Heller Named Acting WASD Superintendent

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | September 11, 2023

Wyalusing Area School District Business Manager Stephanie Heller will take over as the district’s acting superintendent in November following action taken by the board of education tonight (Sept. 11). Heller will assume those additional duties with the district on Nov. 29. Her start date in that new post is the day after current Superintendent Dr. Jason Bottigilieri is expected to […]

Update: 911 Service Back Up and Running in Bradford, Sullivan

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | September 07, 2023

Bradford County 911 Director Robert Repasky has announced that 911 service in his county is back up and running. The Sullivan County Department of Emergency Services also announced that Sullivan’s 911 service has been restored as of 12:30 p.m. this afternoon (Sept. 8). The issue regarding the loss of 911 service was attributed to a Verizon fiber optic line that […]

Disaster Emergency Declared in Forkston Twp.

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | September 07, 2023

The Wyoming County Commissioners on Thursday announced that they have declared a disaster emergency in Forkston Township. The declaration was the result of the damage caused by flash flooding in the township by heavy rains that fell on the region on Aug. 18. The declaration was officially issued by the county on Sept. 5. The flash flooding caused “quite a […]

Trooper Charged in Crash that Killed Troy Teacher

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | August 21, 2023

PA Attorney General Michelle Henry announced today (Aug. 21) that charges have been filed against a PA state trooper who was off-duty when he allegedly caused a fiery crash in Tioga County, PA, that killed a Troy Area School District teacher. According to the investigation, the defendant, Michael J. Brown, attempted to pass a vehicle—illegally across double yellow lines—on Route […]

Wyalusing’s Bottiglieri to be Hired by Northeastern York SD

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | August 21, 2023

Dr. Jason Bottiglieri, who currently serves as superintendent of the Wyalusing Area School District, is slated to become the next superintendent for the Northeastern York School District in Manchester, PA, according to an announcement made by officials in that district earlier today (Aug. 21). Bottiglieri is expected to be appointed by that district’s board of education during a meeting tonight […]

Police Investigating Possible Homicide-Suicide

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | August 11, 2023

State troopers are currently investigating a possible homicide-suicide that occurred at a residence on Creek Road in Tuscarora Township on the morning of Friday, Aug. 11. Troopers were dispatched to the home at approximately 9:13 a.m. after receiving a report of two deceased individuals “It is believed that the suspect, Julio Cruz, killed his longtime girlfriend, Fay Minier, before turning […]

Barclay Mountain Heritage Day Set for This Saturday

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | August 09, 2023

LeRoy Heritage Museum will host the sixth annual Barclay Mountain Heritage Day (BMHD) on this Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the community grounds/ballfield located on Mill Street in LeRoy, Bradford County. Note that the event will be held rain or shine. BMHD will highlight the mountain and educate visitors about its history […]

Tyler Memorial Hospital Sold to Ruark Family

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | August 07, 2023

Tyler Memorial Hospital, which has been mostly vacant for months, has been sold. According to a press release issued by Dunmore attorney Michael R. Mey, the Ruark family—through their Family Limited Partnership—has purchased the hospital facility on Route 6 in Tunkhannock Township from a division of Commonwealth Health Services, Inc. (CHS). “The sole purpose in making the purchase is to […]

Missing Teen Found

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | July 16, 2023

Peyton Eberlin, a 17-year-old Towanda girl who had been missing since July 6, has been found, according to her mother, Tanya. In a statement sent to the Rocket-Courier, Tanya Eberlin reported that Peyton was found at around 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 just outside of Rochester by the Greece, NY, Police Department in collaboration with the Monroe County, NY, […]

Minnie Leljedal

By warrenhoweler@gmail.com | July 14, 2023

Minnie E. (Bender) Leljedal, 97, of New Albany passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2023 surrounded by family. She was born on July 31, 1925 to Cleve and Belle (Forrest) Bender in New Albany. A graduate of New Albany High School, she continued on to graduate from Mansfield State with a degree in Home Economics. She married James “Bob” Leljedal […]