TASB hears charter school plea

Tunkhannock Area School Board heard Thursday from representatives of a group that is potentially interested in starting a charter school in the Mehoopany Elementary School once it is vacated next summer. (read more)

Assault yields 7-14 year sentence

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A 22-year-old Laceyville man was sentenced Friday to 7-14 years in state prison for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child sometime between Jan. 1 and Feb. 16. (read more)

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Roadwork creates delays

Folks driving through the center of Tunkhannock continue to bear up stoically with the delays caused by repairs being made to Tioga Street throughout the borough. (read more)

County spending $400K for upgrade

Wyoming County Commissioners on Tuesday approved spending $400,000 to Phase II of the upgrading of equipment for the county’s emergency communications system. Jeff Porter, who oversees the county’s emergency communications center, explained that during Ph (read more)

Macullough shares bank success story

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Barbara Yonchiuk Macullough took people attending last Wednesday’s Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on a whirlwind nearly 38-year journey from assistant bank teller to president. (read more)

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TAMS sixth grader in fight for her life

Before Kara Cook reached first grade she had two heart surgeries, fought off a cancerous brain tumor and even endured a bone marrow transplant. (read more)

Prostate cancer treatment options more varied

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The detection and treatment of prostate cancer has changed over the last few years. In a presentation given at the Tunkhannock Active Adult Center last Wednesday, Patricia Lawless of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, explained that at one time it w (read more)

Restaurateur brings life skills to T-town

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Although he’s only 29, Ron Yonkoski brings a lifetime of restaurant experience to his latest endeavour - Roni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant. Located on the corner of East Tioga Street and Bridge Street, Yonkoski purchased what was Newsies Pizza on Sept. 4. Bu (read more)

Russell Hill Church marks 120 years

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The Russell Hill United Methodist Church is marking its 120th birthday this weekend and you are invited to a special service on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. followed by an outdoor picnic. The food is provided. You just need to bring yourself, family membe (read more)

Beekeeping a sweet deal for local couple

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What started out as a home cure for a bad allergy turned into an extensive hobby and business for Joe and Sandy Murphy of Clarks Summit.Like many other people, Sandy is sensitive to pollen.“Every year at this time, she would suffer from a runny nose, and (read more)

Christian, Muslim exchanges share bond

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Christian and Islam ideals were expressed and exchanged at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Tunkhannock on Sunday, during an interfaith dialog geared to provide a greater understand between peoples of the two religions.‘Know Your Neighbors: An Interfaith D (read more)

Pedestrian struck by school bus in Tunkhannock

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A pedestrian struck by a school bus in Tunkhannock Friday afternoon was transported to the hospital. Tunkhannock Borough Police Chief Keith Carpenter reported that the bus struck school employee Jason Azarovich as he was walking along Tiger Drive, between (read more)

Student drop-off levelback to normal at LTEC

Folks dropping their kids off at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary School during the first few days of school had to deal with a bit of an overcrowding problem in the parking lot. Normally, about 40 to 45 parents drop their children off at the elementary at (read more)

Early morning crash claims man

An early Tuesday morning crash claimed the life of a Drums man in Meshoppen Township. Wyoming County Coroner Tom Kukuchka said that Joseph Patrick Ward, 56, was heading west on Rt. 6 and died of multiple trauma from a head-on collision with a tractor-trai (read more)

Mehoopany Township facing insurance increases

Insurance costs are going to be biting deeper into the Mehoopany Township budget next fiscal year. Jeff Kyle, vice-president of Marketing for DGK Insurance, which underwrites the township’s policy, informed the supervisors at their meeting on Wednesday th (read more)

Mountain View school board suspends principal

Mountain View Elementary Principal Christine Kelly was officially suspended from her position, with pay, by the school board at the Monday, Sept. 11, meeting. Kelly was arrested on theft charges nearly two weeks ago by Susquehanna County detectives after (read more)

Man pleads guilty in 2015 fatal crash in Susq. Co.

A 60-year-old Tioga man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanors in Susquehanna County for his role in a fatal 2015 crash. Arlan Taft pleaded guilty to two counts of recklessly endangering another person and a traffic violation, District Attorney Robert (read more)

Love of goats turns into thriving business

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“I call it my hobby gone wild,” said Rachel Aumick about Maaa’s Handmade Goat Milk Soap. As the name implies, Rachel makes soap, using milk supplied from her herd of seven dwarf Nigerian goats. What started as a means of using the milk blossomed into a sm (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1997) The State Senate has confirmed the appointments of Carl Smith and Russell Shurtleff as district justices in Wyoming County. (read more)


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