Aldi’s, two others get green light

The Wyoming County Planning Commission gave the green light Wednesday night to three substantial land developments: an Aldi’s Food Market in Eaton Township, a Dollar General store in Lemon Township, and a D&C Fuel Station and Convenience Store in Tunkhann (read more)

Memorial Day services set

Across Wyoming County, like much of the United States, communities and veterans groups will take time out with solemn services and/or parades to remember those who have gone before. But the weekend will be more than just a remembrance. In parts of the cou (read more)

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TOUCH-A-TRUCK: Kids get hands-on training

A steady downpour on Saturday failed to dampen the enthusiasm of those participating at the Touch-a-Truck event held at Lazybrook Park. People - mostly young children - had the opportunity to get a taste of being a gear jammer, a police officer, a firefig (read more)

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Marino vs. Friedenberg for Congress

Last Tuesday’s Primary set the plate for the November election as incumbent Republican Tom Marino of Williamsport and Democrat Marc Friedenberg of State College won their respective party’s nominations for the 12 Congressional District. Presently part of (read more)

Property taxes heading up in Elk Lake district

If you live in the Elk Lake School District, you can expect your school taxes to go up. The Elk Lake School Board on Thursday approved a final proposed budget of $20.9 million for 2018-2019 school year. Included is a tax increase of 6.63 percent for those (read more)

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Tuesday storm causes minor disruptions

An electric storm with high winds passed through Wyoming County last Tuesday (May 15) knocking out power to around 2,200 customers including the Wyoming County Courthouse.First Energy spokesman Scott Surgeoner reported that the high winds and falling tree (read more)

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Day appointed Mehoopany supervisor

Loren Day is the newest supervisor in Mehoopany Township. Day was appointed to the position during a meeting of the vacancy committee on Thursday to choose a replacement for George Kavaliauskas, who resigned in April. Remaining commissioners Ryan Visneski (read more)

Astronomy Day clouds obscure view, but not enthusiasm

BENTON TWP. - Outer space was just a little bit closer for a group of kids at Keystone College’s observatory Saturday night. The Lackawanna Astronomical Society hosted an Astronomy Day program at the college’s Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory. Seven ki (read more)

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Mechanic rises to tech challenge

When Phil Simmons started working as a mechanic at Sherwood Chevrolet nearly 30 years ago, he used ratchet wrenches and other traditional tools to fix vehicles. Today, Simmons still uses such items when he works on cars. But the technological advancements (read more)

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Art show celebrates special gifts

The latest exhibit at the Endless Mountains Council of the Arts gallery features a variety of artists and styles from Keystone Community Resources. An open house was held Saturday for an exhibit that runs through May 27. Paintings and sculptures on displa (read more)

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Fishing derby bring lots of smiles

About 12 folks were casting their lines in Lovelton in a man-made pond on Sunday, hoping to catch some trout. Just about every participant went home with something that day, thanks to the North Branch Trout Derby Association, which sponsors a fishing derb (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1998) Former Lackawanna Trail High School student Ryan Matushin was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening to shoot students and blow up the school. Money and shortage of volunteers are causing Lake Winola and Falls fire companies to cons (read more)

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Zarte, Novak take ‘Crush Cancer 5K’

Some 51 runners braved the pouring rain for a good cause at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds Saturday as Mario Zarte was the first male and Devoni Novak the first female to cross the finish line in the ‘Crush Cancer’ 5K Run.Some 62 had pre-registered for th (read more)

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PD Franko steps awayfrom post

The Wyoming County Commissioners on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Steve Franko as public defender. Franko had previously turned in his resignation to the salary board. It will become effective on June 1. Commissioner Tom Henry said that Franko had n (read more)

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Trail’s James grabs gold at districts

Elk Lake and Lackawanna Trail sent substantial teams to last Thursday’s PIAA District 2 AA Track Meet in Scranton, with Trail’s Tory James the only one to come away with a gold medal, breaking away from the pack in the 800 meters to finish at least four a (read more)

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Aldi’s, two others get green light

The Wyoming County Planning Commission gave the green light Wednesday night to three substantial land developments: an Aldi’s Food Market in Eaton Township, a Dollar General store in Lemon Township, and a D&C Fuel Station and Convenience Store in Tunkhann (read more)