County dodges weather bullet

Wyoming County experienced high winds and rain with warning of a potential tornado Sunday night, but damage paled in comparison to other areas. “When you look at other counties, we dodged another bullet,” said Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency Di (read more)

Keystone negotiating townhome rentals

Factoryville Borough Council learned Wednesday night (April 10) that changes are coming to the townhouses near Keystone College, which includes 202-206 College Ave. Mayor Gary Evans and borough manager Mary Ellen Buckbee recently met with the owner of the (read more)

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Miraculous gifts of life

Thousands of Pennsylvania residents are awaiting life-saving organ transplants right now, and countrywide, around 20 people will die before it’s their turn on the wait list. In celebration of Donate Life Month and Blue and Green Day, Tyler Memorial Hospit (read more)

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Child porn nets 6-15 year sentence

TUNKHANNOCK - A 49-year-old Noxen man was sentenced Wednesday to 6-15 years in state prison for possessing and disseminating child pornography. George Lee Deiter, of Wilson Road, appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff in Wyoming County Court in (read more)

TAHS graduation date set for June 14

The Tunkhannock Area School Board gave its approval for a high school graduation date of June 14 for this year’s senior class. “According to the state department of education, we will have enough hours, but we are cutting it close,” Superintendent Heather (read more)

Overfield officials hear bar complaints

Overfield Township supervisors heard from members of the public Tuesday (April 9) who had concerns about what they consider a nuisance establishment in the neighborhood. Paul Davis said he repeatedly sees cars driving into his front yard that are coming o (read more)

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TAHS all-staters reach the top

Having been involved in Tunkhannock Area music programs together since middle school, it was only natural that Jordana Bach and Nathan Johnson would reach their biggest musical achievement together as seniors. Last week, Bach and Johnson traveled to Pitts (read more)

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Centenarian recalls very full life

A lifelong Tunkhannock resident recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Jean Wynd DeWolfe, who resides in the local United Methodist Homes, was born on April 4, 1919, to James and Eva Kneller Wynd, when Woodrow Wilson was president. DeWolfe graduated from (read more)

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Getting S.M.A.R.T. about retirement

It’s never too early to start saving for retirement. In fact, the earlier, the better. This was one of the main takeaways at the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce’s April Business Series Luncheon, which featured a presentation from George Dillman, invest (read more)

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Students keeping on top of medications

Those in the pharmacy world know that taking medications is oftentimes met with confusion. That’s why students in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University formed groups and traveled to 17 area senior centers last Wednesday (April 10), including (read more)

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Helping children: a social worker’s purpose

For Janine Fortney, the most rewarding aspect of social work becomes apparent when she sees children successfully growing and developing following a case or circumstance. “Despite what has happened, they can live healthy lives,” she said. Fortney, who ser (read more)

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TA students learn of career pathways

Tunkhannock Area High School wants students to know there are multiple pathways to take after graduation. On Thursday, students gathered in the high school gym for the Post-Secondary Career Pathway Fair, which TA Director of Career Technology Education Gr (read more)

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Lackawanna Trail honors its ‘good guys’

Lackawanna Trail High School honored approximately 140 students in grades 7-12 on Friday morning, April 12, at the annual Good Guys breakfast program. Students were nominated for recognition for having displayed good character, work ethic, and positive at (read more)

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Commissioners recognize 911 dispatcher

The Wyoming County Commissioners recognized Brad Killian, a dispatcher in the county’s 911 center, for being named “2019 Trainer of the Year” by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials. Killian began his career in 1983 working for a priv (read more)

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Issues impacting our planet on Earth Day

Keystone Professor Dr. Robert Cook has been teaching a course on global change for over 20 years, but over two decades, the main issues impacting our planet that need to be addressed have stayed the same. “Climate change and biodiversity are clearly at th (read more)

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Kiwanis pack prizes

The Tunkhannock Kiwanis Club held its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Baumgartner Little League Complex in the outfield of the Schultz ball park. The Kiwanis had a bag of candy for all the kids, as well as some special prizes for those who selected three ra (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Congressman Don Sherwood has unveiled a new Internet worldwide web home page to give citizens access to info on governmental agencies. Elk Lake Educational Support Personnel Association has filed an unfair labor practice against the di (read more)

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Trail ends Lady Warriors streak

Lackawanna Trail defeated Elk Lake, 83-57, to hand the Lady Warriors their first loss in Division IV since 2014, ending the winning streak at 25 straight meets.“I was aware of their streak, and the girls were very excited about their victory on Wednesday, (read more)

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Bench warrants

Wyoming County has bench warrants for the following individuals. Please contact the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department at 570-996-2265. If a call is received during non-business hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as poss (read more)