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Superior Court denies Walters’ appeal

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has denied an appeal by the attorney defending Phillip Walters, the Mill City man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend 14 months ago and then disposing her body in the Susquehanna River. Timothy Michaels filed a pet (read more)

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Elections off to slow start

Though Pennsylvania plays a key role in presidential elections, campaign activity for 2020 likely won’t pick up throughout the state until closer to the April primary election. “By the time Pennsylvania votes, 34 states will have already voted and about 7 (read more)

EL updates evaluation model

The Elk Lake School District has eliminated its “one size fits all” model for evaluating teachers, according to Superintendent Ken Cuomo. During an Elk Lake School Board meeting on Feb. 19, Cuomo explained how the current evaluation model does not take di (read more)

Conditional OK granted to treatment plant

The Wyoming County Planning Commission granted preliminary approval for a Lake Carey Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tunkhannock Township, with several conditions needing to be met. A time extension request had been granted by the planners in January to the (read more)

County approves video arraignment system

The Wyoming County commissioners have approved the purchase of a video conferencing system in the county jail for arraignments. During Tuesday’s commissioners meeting, Commissioner Rick Wilbur said this includes a one-time purchase of a computer and monit (read more)

CDL program begins March 30

The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center has reached the final steps of offering a new commercial driver’s license training and testing program for adults. The SCCTC has begun advertising for the program, which is scheduled to begin on March 30 (read more)

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Mock trial engages TAHS students

Aspiring to land a future career in criminal justice, it was fitting for Madison Nestor to join the Tunkhannock Area High School Mock Trial Team. Nestor joined in her sophomore year at the suggestion of a friend who knew about her career goals. Now as a s (read more)

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Tunkhannock Florist passes on the torch

Karen Passarelli believes a community flower shop could touch a lot of lives. In her 25 years with Mayflower Florist in Tunkhannock—15 as an employee and 10 as the owner—she has done just that by providing flowers for special occasions and sad times, too. (read more)

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Trail board members advocate fairness

Each school district that Harry Mathias Jr. represents through the Pennsylvania School Boards Association differs, but their administrations and elected leaders share at least one concern. They believe cyber charter schools not only fail students seeking (read more)

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Proposal expands workers comp eligibility

Brian Oppelt Jr., the fire chief at Plymouth’s Elm Hill Hose Company #3, knew he would be covered by workers’ compensation if injured while on a call. He didn’t realize those who did not go out on response calls, but still worked as active members of the (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (2000) Judy Cooper and Dave Ragnacci have agreed to serve as co-chairs of the Community Campaign phase of fundraising for the new Tunkhannock Public Library. Tunkhannock Area School Board members have voted to have all-day kindergarten in the (read more)

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Driver shortages impact bus industry

Despite being an essential element to any school, finding school bus drivers has become a challenge for some companies. “Recently in the south central part of the state, there’s been massive bus driver outages and shortages where they couldn’t get the kid (read more)

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21 Lions, Tigers excel at Districts

HAZLETON - In an unprecedented occurrence for a District 2 AA tournament, Wyoming County’s two high schools qualified 21 wrestlers this past weekend to advance in the march to Hershey, with 12 Lions and nine Tigers qualifying for the honor. One Tiger, how (read more)




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Tunkhannock Florist passes on the torch

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Karen Passarelli believes a community flower shop could touch a lot of lives. In her 25 years with Mayflower Florist in Tunkhannock—15 as an employee and 10 as the owner—she has done just that by providing flowers for special occasions and sad times, too. (read more)