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Winter storm buries county

A record snowfall hit northeast Pennsylvania last Tuesday and Wednesday (Mar. 14-15), causing one weather-related death, and business to grind to a halt, vehicles slowed to a crawl and most local school districts closed for four days. (read more)

Petition signals concern

While the state Department of Environmental Protection continues its technical review of a proposed gas drilling waster water recycling plant for Braintrim Twp., concerned townspeople have circulated a petition objecting to its location. (read more)

County settles lawsuit

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Wyoming County officials reached a tentative settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by a former 911 center director who alleged her 2014 firing violated the Family Medical Leave Act. (read more)

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TA grad puts expectant giraffe on stage

For the past 15 months, zoologist Allysa Swilley watched as April, a giraffe in her care, advanced through various stages of pregnancy. (read more)

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‘Unshackled’ is once local man’s story

“I received a life sentence, and along the way, I found life.” (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1997) Tunkhannock Township supervisors on March 18 named Bernie Griff of Mehoopany the first police chief the township has had in five years. The Lackawanna Trail grad has been on the township force since 1988. An emergency readiness drill T (read more)

Pastor sees self as good listener

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“I’ve been going to church all my life - singing in choirs and doing lay service,” explained Leslie Bullock, the new pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Nicholson. Bullock assumed her duties as pastor on March 1. “Ash Wednesday,” she said. Bullock has (read more)

Irish fare helps church with funds raise money

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The luck of the Irish descended upon Mehoopany United Methodist Church on St. Patrick’s Day, during the church’s annual corned beef and cabbage dinner. About 100 people had shown up at the church by 5 p.m. on Friday, taking advantage of the traditional Ir (read more)

Film reveals the dangers of HPV

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Do you have the Human Papilloma Virus? If so, there’s a chance you could be at risk of developing some form of cancer. According to Cheryl McGovern, chair of the Wyoming County Cancer/Tobacco Partnership, about 80 percent of the population under age 50 ha (read more)

Repayment program boosts KC applications

A commitment by Keystone College to pay the student loans of some graduates has led to greater interest and more applications. The Keystone Commitment Loan Repayment Assistance Program begins with first-time, full-time freshmen starting this fall. In the (read more)

Judge: Cop should be dismissed from suit

A federal magistrate judge recommended the Tunkhannock Township police department and an officer be dismissed from a federal lawsuit that claimed the officer needlessly deployed a stun gun at a man fighting with a neighbor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Ca (read more)

Commissioners praise emergency response

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The Wyoming County Commissioners had the highest praise for all the people who assisted during the snow storm which struck the area last week. At the beginning of meeting on Tuesday, Commissioner Tom Henry said that all involved in keeping the roads clear (read more)

Mehoopany Township set to restore iron fence

The Mehoopany Township supervisors voted Wednesday (March 8) to restore an iron fence which was removed by the township about four years ago from the Barnes Cemetery on Dunlap Hill. Chairman Bill Henning reported that solicitor Paul Litwin had informed th (read more)

Snow removal keeps boro busy

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In addition to keeping the roads clear, the problem of how to remove the massive amounts of snow left by last week’s winter storm proved a considerable challenge to local maintenance crews. Tunkhannock Mayor Norman Ball reported that he declared a snow em (read more)


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