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GOP speaker blasts Tunk district

It was supposed to be a pre-election pep talk for local candidates, but persons attending Sunday night’s annual GOP dinner got something more. The New York Times bestselling author and Fox News commentator Nick Adams dropped a salvo to the Tunkhannock Are (read more)

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Change of venue sought

The attorney for the man charged with the homicide of Haley Lorenzen has asked that the venue for an upcoming trial be changed from Wyoming County. Attorney Tim Michaels said during pre-trial motions Tuesday morning for his client Philip Daniel Walters, 3 (read more)

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Rotary Festival a good time

Around 3,000 wine connoisseurs gathered near Tunkhannock Saturday afternoon for the annual Rotary Harvest Wine Festival. Now in its 12th edition, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the civic group that serves beyond self to make Tunkhannock a better p (read more)

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State takes over local C&Y case

The Wyoming County Commissioners said on Tuesday that the state has taken over a case involving Wyoming County Children & Youth Services. In the public comment period of Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners heard from a woman with concerns about how a cas (read more)

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Keystone's Boehm touched many lives

Edward G. ‘Ned’ Boehm Jr., was memorialized Saturday morning at Keystone College, by a broad swath of individuals whose lives were clearly touched by him during his 18-year tenure (1995-2013) as president.In welcoming remarks, current KC President Tracy B (read more)

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7.5-20 years prison for death by drug delivery

A 39-year-old Tunkhannock woman was sentenced Wednesday morning to seven and a half to 20 years in state prison for her role in a drug delivery resulting in death. Angelena Jay Tatem, of Maple Avenue, according to court records, furnished fentanyl, to Sam (read more)

TASD buildings still looking for buyer

The Tunkhannock Area School Board is still looking for buyers for a pair of elementary schools that were closed in the wake of consolidation following the 2017-18 school year. TASB President Phil Farr said the board’s building and grounds committee opened (read more)

Man killed in Friday wreck

State police are investigating a fatal crash Friday afternoon on Route 29 in Wyoming County.Leland J. Cook, 66, of Tunkhannock, was driving south near Church Road at 2:37 p.m. when Bianca M. Rubino crossed into oncoming traffic and struck him head on, tro (read more)

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Wisnosky Jewelers to close showroom

For the past 26 years, Wisnosky Jewelers has been around for all of the important moments, from engagements and anniversaries to holidays and birthdays. “It’s really interesting to reflect and it’s kind of freaky for me because you don’t realize how many (read more)

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New Factoryville councilman sworn in

Factoryville Borough Council member Kerri Bushnell resigned from her position last week, but her seat on council did not remain vacant for long.“We appreciate all she’s done for council. A very dedicated member,” said council president Charles Wrobel at t (read more)

From our Early Files

20 Years Ago (1999) Congressman Don Sherwood has helped secure a $400,000 congressional appropriation for a new radiology lab at Tyler Hospital. Judy Mead and Donna LaBar feel now is an opportune time to apply for streetscaping funds to upgrade Tioga Stre (read more)

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Google tools encouraged for business

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce hopes local businesses can “grow with Google.” Last Tuesday, (Oct. 8) Grow with Google speaker Randi Penfil explained just how to do so through the chamber’s monthly Business Series Luncheon at Shadowbrook Resort in (read more)

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Area seniors warned of identity theft

More than 10 million Americans have their personal information stolen each year, including names, social security numbers, bank accounts and credit card numbers. “More often than not, this happens as a result of us simply being careless because we’ve let (read more)

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Assistance sought for Make-A-Wish program

A group that grants wishes to critically ill children needs help. The nonprofit Make-A-Wish Foundation seeks volunteers in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming counties. The volunteers serv (read more)

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Trail dominates Hawks LIONS PRIDE

Lackawanna Trail coach Steve Jervis felt his team wasn’t physical enough in last week’s loss to Old Forge. It responded Friday night. Trail dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage and handled Hanover Area, 35-0, in a non conference game at Lions Pri (read more)

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7.5-20 years prison for death by drug delivery

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A 39-year-old Tunkhannock woman was sentenced Wednesday morning to seven and a half to 20 years in state prison for her role in a drug delivery resulting in death. Angelena Jay Tatem, of Maple Avenue, according to court records, furnished fentanyl, to Sam (read more)