2021-07-29

2021-07-29 E-Edition

Cheers Greet Snedeker During Wyalusing Visit


The chant was quiet when it began. “Go Joe, go,” the children at the Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center repeated. Then it got louder. Finally, those chants turned into cheers and applause as WNEP-TV’s Joe Snedeker rode his bicycle into the Route 6 center as part of his travels through Wyalusing on Thursday, July 22 as part of this year’s Go […]

Ex-Coroner Charged with Stealing $431.9K


On Wednesday, July 28, former Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carman was charged with stealing $431,913 from Western Alliance Emergency Services. At the time that he stole the funds, which was between January 2014 and April 1, 2019, Carman served as CEO of Western Alliance Emergency Services (WAES), a nonprofit ambulance service based in Troy Township, according to a press release […]

Tyler to Cut Over 100 Jobs

Acute Inpatient, ER, Surgical Services to be Dropped

This story was first reported on our website on Monday, July 26. To receive free breaking news emails sign up at www.rocket-courier.com and click the “newsletter sign-up” link at the top of the page. Over 100 jobs will be eliminated at Tyler Memorial Hospital after facility officials announced on Monday, July 26 that the Tunkhannock facility will end its acute […]

Terrytown Man Survives Lightning Strike at Fair


It was just supposed to be a normal day at the Troy Fair for Phillip Crouthamel of Terrytown. The 75-year-old was enjoying his trip to Alparon Park when it started to rain. Crouthamel had been on the park for over three hours and decided to head for home when the rain began. “I went out the gate, turned the corner […]

Penelec Workers Honored for Saving Woman’s Life


At around 4:50 a.m. on Friday, June 25, Loretta Stevens was awakened by a sound. The sound in question was a smoke alarm, which was alerting her that her home on Echo Beach Road in Asylum Township had caught on fire. Loretta tried to escape, but she was unable to get from her second-story bedroom to the first floor. It […]

Wysox Man Killed in Turnpike Cycle Crash


A Wysox motorcyclist was killed in an accident last week that, according to published news reports, involved a car operated by a candidate for PA governor, Charlie Gerow. According to a press release from the Chester County Coroner’s Office, Logan Carl Abbott, 30, of Bradford County was operating a motorcycle on Wednesday, July 21 when he was killed in a […]

Volunteers Needed for Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration


After a one-year absence due to the pandemic, the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department is excited to bring its annual firemen’s celebration back to the community. But before the 2021 event can take place, firefighters are asking for the community’s help, as volunteers are needed to help with the set up before the celebration is held from Aug. 10 -14. […]

Former Wyoming County DA Skumanick Passes Away


This story was first reported on our website on Monday, July 26. To receive free breaking news emails sign up at www.rocketcourier.com and click the “newsletter sign-up” link at the top of the page. George Skumanick, Jr., who served as Wyoming County’s district attorney for 20 years, passed away on Thursday, July 22 at his Tunkhannock home. Skumanick, a 1979 […]

Securing Assistance for Storm Damage is a Problem


At the Bradford County Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday, July 22, Commissioner Doug McLinko called for a change in the formula that determines whether federal and state aid can be released to address damage from a storm. Under the current formula, a very high total amount of storm damage must have occurred in the state before the county can apply for […]