2014-06-26

Zoning Approval for Wysox Sheetz Imminent



Wysox Zoning Officer Kurt Lafy said he will likely be approving the zoning permit for the new Sheetz in Wysox this week. The Bradford County Planning Commission already approved design plans for the new Sheetz, a renowned gas station and convenience store, before they reached Lafy’s desk in April. Lafy said he initially found some inadequacies in the plans that […]

PennDOT Summer Projects Underway



Representatives of Penn- DOT Engineering District 3-0 sat down with the Rocket-Courier last week to provide an annual report and inform the public regarding upcoming road and bridge projects in Bradford and Sullivan Counties. Assistant District Executive of Maintenance Eric High said it was a grueling winter for PennDOT to keep up with, setting several snow accumulation and low-temperature records. […]

Laceyville Council Postpones Action in Police Incident



The public portion of Friday evening’s (June 20) special meeting called by the Laceyville Borough Council lasted less than 10 minutes. The meeting had been called in the wake of an incident on June 12 where Laceyville Police Officer Matt Chamberlain was photographed outside Wyalusing’s Dandy Mini Mart allegedly selling an AK47 rifle that was in the trunk of Laceyville’s […]

Safety Urged in Work Zones



PennDOT officials ask everyone to drive safely, especially when navigating through construction areas. Talking or texting on cell phones, driving while intoxicated and distractions inside the vehicle heavily increase chances of being involved in a motor vehicle crash. According to PennDOT, there were 67 fatal crashes in District 3- 0 in 2013, with 57 being in passenger vehicles, eight on […]

Ben Franklin to Visit Local Libraries



“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” said Benjamin Franklin on the importance of learning. Benjamin Franklin will be dusting off his kite as he makes his way to eight libraries thoughout the county from July 1st through July 3rd. Dr. Franklin will be promoting the Summer Reading Program by reading the book, How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning. […]

Governor Signs Chesapeake Bay Agreement



Governor Tom Corbett recently joined executives from Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to sign the latest iteration of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. “This agreement is a sensible way to approach improving both the water quality and the environment of a region that means so much to all of us,” Corbett […]

Unique Quilt Marks PS Bank’s Centennial



Pamela Jones Quentin and Nancy Jones presented a quilt to Wyalusing’s PS Bank this week that commemorates the bank’s century-long history by listing all of the bank’s former and current directors on the quilt’s squares. Quentin and Jones have a close connection to the bank’s history. Their grandfather (grandfather-in-law in Nancy’s case), Roy Grover Cleveland Jones, founded the bank in […]

Prothonotary ‘Stirs the Pot’ With Commissioners Again



The Bradford County Commissioners announced during their meeting on Wednesday, June 11, that citizens may once again be able to apply for U.S. passports. The Prothonotary’s Office at the courthouse stopped taking passport applications last fall, citing a lack of staff. Bradford County Prothonotary Sally Vaughn has placed blame on the commissioners for the discontinuation of the passport service at […]

Tunkhannock Residents Concerned About Silica Sand Drop-Off Site



Although it wasn’t on the agenda for discussion, a number of Tunkhannock area residents still expressed opposition to the planned location of a silica sand drop during the Wyoming County Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, June 18. The location of a work site containing a silica sand dropoff, proposed by D&I Silica of Sheffield, would be near the intersection of […]

GTP Donates $5K To LIFE Center



The Friends of Fitness Committee is pleased to announce that GTP (Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.) has joined in the support of the LIFE Center campaign with a $5,000 contribution. The donation will fund construction and equipment for the LIFE Center by assisting the Friends of Fitness in reaching its goal of matching the $500,000 challenge grant from Kenneth and […]