Trail board votes for tax-raising budget

The Lackawanna Trail School Board voted 5-4 Monday night for a 2018-19 proposed $21.2 million budget that will see taxes go up 2.7 percent in the Wyoming County part of the district and 3.09 in Lackawanna County.In voting no, board member Karl Beichler sa (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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WHOLESALE FUN: Olympics made Special

Tunkhannock Area High School hosted the Area P Special Olympics on a bright and sunny day Tuesday with 16 schools celebrating more than 400 athletes. The athletes ranged from preschool to adults, but the smiles were the same for all ages.Angel Hawley, alo (read more)

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Indecent assault yields prison time

A 56-year-old Mehoopany man was sentenced to at least a year in state prison for an indecent assault of juvenile female in 2015 and 2016. Peter Kelly, of Bridge Road, appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff Wednesday and said, “I’ (read more)

TA school board forwards teachers pact

The Tunkhannock Area School Board signed off on a collective bargaining agreement with its teachers Thursday night and is giving its teachers a week to respond. Board member William Prebola said the proposal offers pay increases of 2.6 percent for the pre (read more)

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Habitat for Humanity builds homes

Thanks to the generous efforts of Endless Mountains Habitat for Humanity, Tina Swingle and Jared O’Neill recently took possession of their first house. The couple were presented the keys to their new home on Russell Road in Mehoopany Township on Friday by (read more)

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Smart911 a very smart idea

Wyoming County residents are being encouraged to take advantage of an advanced communication system which provides information to dispatch centers from participants if they have to call 9-11. According, to Jeff Porter, who oversees Wyoming County’s emerge (read more)

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KEYSTONE: Plea made for growing up moments

Best-selling author Gregory Maguire - the writer who gave the characters from “The Wizard of Oz” a back story - asked the 298 graduates of Keystone College to be patient with themselves because they are smarter than they know. “You can’t really learn that (read more)

Mehoopany still looking for replacement supervisor

The Mehoopany Township supervisors are continuing their efforts to find a replacement for George Kavaliauskas, who resigned as supervisor last month. Supervisors Ryan Visneski and Roy Darling read letters of interest from local residents Donald E. Grogesk (read more)

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Historical Society to open ‘West Wing’

Visitors this Sunday to the 27th Open House of the Wyoming County Historical Society in Tunkhannock are in for several treats, as the building’s West Wing is being opened to the public for the first time. For years after the Society opened in the old Harr (read more)

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Mock trial teaches students about law

Two Lackawanna Trail sixth graders accused of throwing rocks at vehicles were found guilty of various offenses by a jury of their peers in Wyoming County Court on Friday. Hunter Patterson, 12, and Kolbe Soltis, 12, were each found guilty by a jury made up (read more)

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Three men and a Lemon Twp. community

It’s easy to imagine John A. Allan, James A. Doherty and Andrew P. Gavin raising glasses to toast the first bottle of Aldovin Apple Brandy filled at their Old Sam Distillery in February of 1935. The three friends, golfing and drinking buddies, were born i (read more)

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Eyewitness accounts shared of Battle of Wyoming

Members of the Tunkhannock Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution got a bird’s-eye view of the Battle of Wyoming on Saturday, thanks to a presentation by Mary Jo Elliott. Elliott, of Springville, is the wife of Russ Elliott, a direct descenda (read more)

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County Chorus delivers powerful performance

Singers from eight school districts in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties joined their voices on Thursday, May 3, at the Blue Ridge High School for the annual County Chorus festival. Choral works in a variety of styles were directed by Andrew Ryne Dutko, ju (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1998) Don Sherwood claimed a decisive victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary election for the 10th Congressional District and will face in November Patrick Casey who ran unopposed on the Democratic ballot. Incumbent Gov. Tom Ridge and U.S. Sen. Ar (read more)

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Keystone heading to NCAAs

The Giants baseball team earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Regionals in Harwich, Massachusetts. The tournament begins Thursday, with the Championship game on Sunday. Keystone finished the regular season with its tenth straight Colonial States Athletic (read more)


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Indecent assault yields prison time

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A 56-year-old Mehoopany man was sentenced to at least a year in state prison for an indecent assault of juvenile female in 2015 and 2016. Peter Kelly, of Bridge Road, appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff Wednesday and said, “I’ (read more)