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Man charged with homicide

A 31-year-old Wyoming County man is charged with criminal homicide in the death of a Falls Twp. woman. Phillip Donald Walters, of 1560 Route 307, Mill City, Falls Twp, is charged in the death of former live-in girlfriend Haley Maree Lorenzen, 24. Investig (read more)

Washington Twp. body identified

Authorities have confirmed the identity of a man whose remains were discovered Dec. 26 in Washington Township.Coroner Tom Kukuchka said the man’s name was Michael Cronauer, 23, of Laceyville, and next-of-kin had been notified.He was identified by a finger (read more)

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TASB gets update on pump station

Tunkhannock Area School Board on Thursday night got an update on plans to have a pipeline supporting a water pump station in the borough and how that might change traffic patterns in the near future affecting school buses within the district. Shane Powers (read more)

Trail board taps into recognitions

The Lackawanna Trail School Board had a regular meeting Monday night, where students, the Factoryville Fire Company and the school board itself was honored. Board president David Thorne began the meeting by recognizing the high school football team, who w (read more)

Factoryville trying to clear Commons project

Factoryville Borough Council’s first meeting of the new year included talk of a special meeting about the Keystone Commons, as well as a state grant closeout. Solicitor Paul Litwin said a special meeting is needed for the Keystone Commons, to approve a do (read more)

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Search for missing woman continues

A second day looking for the body of a woman allegedly murdered on Dec. 30 and then dumped in the Susquehanna River, turned up empty on Saturday, Jan. 12. Around 4:30 p.m., Wyoming County EMA director and Lake Winola Fire Chief Eugene Dziak sa (read more)

Wyoming County sentences, Jan. 9

President Judge Russell Shurteff handed down a number of sentences Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas in Tunkhannock. *Casey Leigh Fox, 23, of Laceyville, was sentenced to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for (read more)

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Observatory to open for eclipse, ‘super moon’

Keystone College is opening up its observatory to astronomy enthusiasts outside of regular hours for January’s total lunar eclipse. The Thomas G. Cupillari ‘60 Observatory, located a few miles from the La Plume campus, will open to the public at 9:30 p.m. (read more)

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New year, new plans for Hope Coalition

The Hope Coalition is entering its second year and continuing in its efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Wyoming County. The organization formed last February and has been meeting monthly to discuss progress on goals from its individual subcommittees (read more)

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Doctor discusses seasonal disorder, flu

This season can take a toll on not only one’s physical health, but their mental health, too. With winter still well underway, Dr. Michael Brown of Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock discussed seasonal affective disorder and the flu. Seasonal affective (read more)

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EMCA gallery show hosts five artists

The works of five local artists debuted Jan. 6 for a display this month at the Endless Mountains Council of the Arts gallery in Tunkhannock. ‘Five for the New Year’ brings together area artists whose efforts deserved to be displayed, Gallery Director Mari (read more)

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Chamber heads north to explore SCCTC

Members of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce took a trip north Wednesday (Jan. 9) to the Springville/Dimock campus of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center for its monthly Business Series lunch. The Chamber members were treated to a fin (read more)

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‘New’ Bridge Church extends reach

A church in Nicholson recently changed its name to better convey its purpose. As of Jan. 1, the Nicholson-based Trinity Assembly of God Church is now Bridge Community Church of Nicholson. Pastor Sean Heuer explained that he and others within the congregat (read more)

MLK Day opportunities volunteer opportunities

People in search of volunteer opportunities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day can look to Keystone College in Factoryville and St. Patrick’s Church in Nicholson. Both are holding events to benefit My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group, where volunteers can help ma (read more)

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Fiddler making way to perform at Falls

Musician Dennis Thorne has been performing publicly since 1970, playing in bands like Mixed Emotions, Cover Tunes and Country Rebels throughout the decades. He performs at the American Legion in Dallas every other Friday and also plays class reunions and (read more)

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Downtown Sundry offers array of goods

At Downtown Sundry, offering a broad range of products is key. The new shop on 81 Warren St. in downtown Tunkhannock opened its doors with a soft opening on Black Friday. Owner Dave Anderson said that for him and his wife Cristina, opening a shop in the t (read more)

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Warning about hypothermia, staying warm

The Falls Active Adult Center hosted a “Lunch and Learn” event last week about hypothermia awareness and staying warm. Mary Reeves, LSW, admission director of the Gardens at Tunkhannock, presented the informational session to a group of seniors at the cen (read more)

Monroe reorganization changes little

Monroe Township supervisors reorganized last Monday (Jan.7), and want you to know there are no new taxes for Monroe Township for 2019. Bill Patton was nominated as chairman, Walter Derhammer as vice-chairman, and Dale Wright as roadmaster. In the reorgani (read more)

County head start not impacted by government shutdown

Luzerne County Head Start received $9.1 million in federal funds and will not be impacted by the ongoing federal government shutdown, Executive Director Lynn Biga said. The $9.1 million is the annual federal allocation for Head Start and Early Head Startp (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) After many years of local kids sleigh riding down the slopes at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort in Tunkhannock Township, the property is now off limits to the public. Downtown Tunkhannock merchants want borough officials to do something abo (read more)

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Tiger Faux eclipses 1,000 mark

Tyler Faux, a senior who has been a mainstay in Tunkhannock’s starting lineup since his freshman year, hit his 1,000 career point last Thursday, Jan. 10, in his hometown high school gym by draining a three pointer in the fourth quarter of a 56-33 win over (read more)


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Man charged with homicide

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A 31-year-old Wyoming County man is charged with criminal homicide in the death of a Falls Twp. woman. Phillip Donald Walters, of 1560 Route 307, Mill City, Falls Twp, is charged in the death of former live-in girlfriend Haley Maree Lorenzen, 24. Investig (read more)