School auction prices affirmed

Dobrinski Brothers, the high bidders in the Jan. 11 auction for two former elementary school buildings in the Tunkhannock Area School District, had their purchases affirmed by the school board last Tuesday night (Jan.15). Prior to a vote being taken, two (read more)

Boro hires full-time officer

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The Tunkhannock Borough Police Department has promoted one of its part-time officers.In a special mid-month meeting on Jan. 15, Tunkhannock Borough Council unanimously approved Rick Stevens as a full-time officer in the department. Council members Scott D (read more)

Help for the homeless

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With Martin Luther King Jr. Day being “a day on, not a day off,” it was only fitting for Keystone College to promote civic engagement among its students on Monday. For the ninth year, the college teamed up with My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group from Hop Bot (read more)

F-ville man gets probation

A 30-year-old Factoryville man who authorities claim stole more than $20,000 in lottery tickets and winnings from a Tunkhannock business was sentenced in Wyoming County Court to four years probation so he could pay some of the money back. John James Smith (read more)

Drug court grads get community boost

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The area turned out in droves Thursday night as six individuals graduated from the Wyoming-Sullivan County Drug Treatment Court after a rigorous 30 months of getting their lives back together. President Judge Russell Shurtleff said he was elated by the re (read more)

Planners OK time extension requests

The Wyoming County Planning Commission met last Wednesday (Jan. 15) and approved three time extension requests on construction projects throughout the county. Up first was an event center at the Silver Springs Ranch in Monroe Township. The developers inte (read more)

Water company conclusion pending

A legal matter regarding Winola Water Company may be on its way to a resolution. In November of 2018, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission filed an emergency order against WWC stating it failed to correct water conditions for its customers after the (read more)

Students meet author

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The Tunkhannock Area Intermediate Center has once again sponsored its ‘Readers Meeting Writers’ program for interested students. This year famed author Susan Campbell Bartolletti spoke to 165 sixth grade students and taught a writing workshop for 18 buddi (read more)

Dalton seeking input on signs

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Dalton Borough Council hopes for input from residents as it replaces two “Welcome to Dalton” signs on Routes 6 and 11. After driving by countless times, council member Eric Johnson couldn’t help but take notice of the signs, which had fallen into disrepai (read more)

Service trip inspires nursing student

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As a nursing student, Haley Melan is no stranger to helping those in need. So when the opportunity came up to travel to Jamaica on a service trip through her university, she thought it would be a satisfying way to begin her final semester. “Never have I g (read more)

Monro Muffler becomes Tire Choice

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The Monro Muffler Brake in Tunkhannock has undergone changes as part of Monro Inc.’s reimaging of more than 200 stores. On Dec. 10, the local Monro Muffler Brake location was officially transformed into The Tire Choice, another one of Monro Inc.’s 10 bran (read more)

NT prioritizes workforce development

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The Northern Tier Workforce Development Board has received a Business-Education Partnership grant totaling $131,006 from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to continue local partnerships between school districts and the business community. Go (read more)

Flood maps in final stages

Wyoming County could expect the Federal Emergency Management Agency to officially implement changes to its floodplain maps by this fall. FEMA introduced updated preliminary maps to the county in August of 2018 as part of a larger flood study of the upper (read more)

County informs community of Act 77 changes

Under Act 77 of 2019, voters could expect having to adapt to election reforms going into effect for the April 28 primary. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the election reform bill last October in hopes of making voting more convenient and secure for Pennsylvania resi (read more)

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Drug court grads get community boost

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The area turned out in droves Thursday night as six individuals graduated from the Wyoming-Sullivan County Drug Treatment Court after a rigorous 30 months of getting their lives back together. President Judge Russell Shurtleff said he was elated by the re (read more)