County taxes may jump 1.5 mills

County commissioners saved the 2019 budget for the very end of Tuesday’s meeting, to announce there would probably be a tax increase, the extent of which is not exactly clear. However, it’s looking like about 1.5 mills.One mill represents a $1 increase in (read more)

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Lions get support

On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Lackawanna Trail Lions football team played in Hersheypark Stadium for the State Championship game. From the start to the very last minute of the season, the Lions were never alone. The support from the community has been overflow (read more)

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Tunkhannock marks ‘Hometown’

Tunkhannock Borough Council on Thursday gave the thumbs up to a full slate of activity through Christmas for increased exposure of the town starting with the next two days of ‘Christmas in Our Hometown’ festivities. On behalf of the Tunkhannock Business a (read more)

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Elk Lake school board critical of cyber programs

The Elk Lake School District spends more than $550,000 in taxpayer money to educate only 36 students at home in online, cyber education programs. But district school board members last week were harshly critical of the results your money gets. “I think it (read more)

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Defeat doesn’t diminish

Jordan Edwards stood somewhere near the 20-yard line after it was all said and done, almost walking in place on the turf at Hersheypark Stadium as his chin quivered, the result of some combination of the stiff, biting breeze, the early winter chill and a (read more)

Ex-substitute charged with corruption of minors

A former Tunkhannock Area High School substitute teacher was arraigned Wednesday after three underage students came forward and said he sent them inappropriate messages in September and October.Zachary T. Migliori, 31, of Falls, appeared before Magisteria (read more)

Mother accused of beating daughter

A 28-year-old Meshoppen woman is in jail after authorities say she assaulted a child last last Wednesday night.Ashley S. Paskaitis was charged by Meshoppen Police Chief John Krieg with aggravated assault, strangulation, endangering the welfare of children (read more)

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Area ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ caught after $900K stolen

For Francis and Dorri Smith, burglary was a day job. It paid well. During the span of nearly a year — Nov. 22, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2017 — the husband and wife from Scranton ransacked 26 homes and businesses in four counties in Pennsylvania, including Wyomi (read more)

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Man accused of trying to run over person in LaPlume

An Ohio man is accused of attacking people at a mobile home park, then threatening them with a knife and ramming a trailer there with a car Friday night.Justin Nicoulin, 25, 3614 Germaine Ave., Cleveland, faces charges of aggravated assault, making terror (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1998) Eight candidates were interviewed to fill the spot vacated by Don Sherwood as he heads to Congress. They are Nick Aiello, Veto Barziloski, Bill Gibbons, Debra Holod, Richard Huffsmith, Nabil Khaliffe, Steven Lee and Robert Parry. Tunkh (read more)

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Lions take state silver

Ray Melnikoff rocked Farrell’s kickoff return speedster Jourdan Townsend, dislodging the ball and Josh Brown pounced on it for Lackawanna Trail. Two plays later, Melnikoff romped into the end zone and the Lions had the game’s first points less than one mi (read more)

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