Courthouse to reopen June 8

Starting June 8, the Wyoming County Courthouse will reopen to the public by appointment only, with furloughed employees returning to work. The Wyoming County Commissioners met virtually on Tuesday and shared the details, which came about as a result of Wy (read more)

Primary Day nextTuesday

Registered Republicans and Democrats go to the polls next Tuesday to cast their preferences in the Pennsylvania Primary. That is if they haven’t already asked for and cast a ballot by mail with yesterday being the deadline for that. Facing the Democrats: (read more)

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No formal parade, butno forgetting either

For the first time in 75 years, there was no formal Memorial Day parade in Tunkhannock. But that didn’t stop Francis Wilcox from organizing his own brand of saying thank you. The owner of Wilcox Farm Supply in Tunkhannock Township asked his friends and ac (read more)

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Fireman treated to parade

Nicholson firefighter Evan Herron had the scare of his life on May 10 when his company was assisting the Fleetville Fire Company on a structure fire call. He had gone inside with three others when the second floor gave way and collapsed around him. The ot (read more)

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Businesses happy to reopen with yellow phase

Glenda Shoemaker wasn’t sure what to expect on Friday when she reopened JR’s Hallmark in Tunkhannock to the public for the first time since March. “I know there’s a huge population that’s still very fearful,” she said. Fortunately, customer turnout was “a (read more)

Planners get clock ticking with tireshop

The Wyoming County Planning Commission gave its approval last Wednesday to to a submission acceptance for a land development behind McDonalds in Tunkhannock Township.The group met virtually, its action created the opportunity for an expansion of the Steve (read more)

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Keller, Corman participate in townhall

Congressman Fred Keller spoke with constituents on May 21 through a tele-townhall with special guest Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. The elected officials covered responses to the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal and state levels, as well (read more)

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Keller to see opposition in Democrat Griffin

Lee Griffin doesn’t consider himself a career politician. Running against incumbent Republican Congressman Fred Keller for a seat in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District is his first time in the political realm. “I want to serve the people and the p (read more)

Elk Lake announces graduation plans

The Elk Lake School District administration has mostly solidified its plans for graduation, but remains open to changing them if possible. During a virtual Elk Lake School Board meeting on May 21, Principal John Warnero said it’s been a long process with (read more)

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Quarantine through the eyesof an entitled teen

I turned 16 on March 22, right in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of having a gathering with friends and family, or racing to get my driver’s permit, I spent my birthday at home, receiving updates on case numbers and deaths within the United S (read more)

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Local salons, barber shops still closed

Christine Robinson doesn’t understand why she couldn’t join other members of the Wyoming County business community in reopening their workplaces on Friday. Wyoming County loosened restrictions on businesses last week as it entered the yellow phase of Penn (read more)

Library prepping for curb pickup

If you’re itching for a new book to read, you might not have to wait much longer. The Tunkhannock Public Library has begun taking back loaned out materials as it prepares to offer curbside pickup. The move was a direct result of Wyoming County loosening C (read more)

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Local progressive running as delegate

While Bernie Sanders has suspended his presidential campaign, Caroline Ries still hopes to advocate for his progressive policies at the Democratic National Convention. The 20-year-old Tunkhannock resident is on the ballot next week as a delegate committed (read more)

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Tunkhannock’s Elias named TT superstar

Twenty-five students were chosen by judges from local colleges and universities to represent the best and brightest of NEPA’s graduating classes as part of The Times Tribune’s annual Scholastic Superstar program. Thomas Elias hopes to “do the things that (read more)

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TAHS junior moving on to FBLA nationals

Jack Chilson looks forward to representing his hometown at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference for a second time. “I think it’s a great testament to our program at Tunkhannock,” Chilson said. “It’s cool to see that we’re (read more)

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Local area restaurants open for takeout only

Though Gov. Tom Wolf has halted dine-in services for restaurants and bars in Pennsylvania, establishments across Wyoming County have continued offering takeout options. As far as we know, the following establishments remain open for takeout. Those offerin (read more)

Cancellations, postponements

Bluegrass silenced The NEPA Bluegrass Festival set to open this weekend at Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannock Township, has been postponed to 2021. Sojourn Free EMHR’s Youth Heritage Sojourn down the Susquehanna River set for May 28-30 has been tentatively resch (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (2000) Wyoming County Commissioners proclaimed May 31 as ‘World No Tobacco Day.’ Large concrete overpass beams on the Route 6 Bypass project at the foot of Mile Hill are expected soon and will be installed at night to minimize traffic disrupt (read more)

911 center could lose some funding

Wyoming County could lose around 54 percent of its funding for the 911 Center because of a new formula proposed by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the county commissioners said. During a virtual work session on May 21, Commissioner Rick Wilb (read more)

Factoryville Borough looking for new councilman

With one member planning to resign, Factoryville Borough Council needs to appoint a representative for Ward 2. Sadie Rozenburg, who served as the borough’s grant writer before taking over the remaining two years of Kerri Bushnell’s term last October, will (read more)

Keystone State Games cancelled

The Keystone State Games and the PA Senior Games are canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic — for now, at least. Both summer events, which comprise a wide array of competitions for participants of all ages, were to be held in Luzerne County from Jul (read more)

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CDL program to benefit students

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A commercial driver’s license training program set to begin soon at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center has piqued the interest of Congressman Fred Keller, R-12th. During a visit to Susquehanna County on Friday, Keller toured the CDL facil (read more)