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Keller touts LC-PNG partnership

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-PA, toured Lackawanna College’s School of Petroleum and Natural Gas in New Milford on Monday and was astounded about the great opportunity that awaits area students. “When you look at the partnership between the natural gas compan (read more)

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Dentist guilty on drug counts

A federal jury deliberated for 11 hours Tuesday before finding a former Wyoming County dentist guilty of illegally prescribing controlled substances to a woman who later died from an unrelated drug overdose. Christopher Bereznak, 50, Clarks Green, was con (read more)

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BROADBAND NEED: Unreliability hampers businesses

A reliable internet connection is critical for many modern businesses. But broadband internet isn’t always easily available in some rural areas of Pennsylvania. Along with the intricacies of growing produce, farmer Bill Banta must deal with sometimes unre (read more)

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Dietrich retires loans

The Dietrich Theater can breathe again. Theater board chairman John Keker told those in attendance at a Thursday evening ‘thank-you’ showing of Harrison Ford’s classic ‘Indiana Jones,’ that by donating to a Sustainability Campaign launched in 2018, “you h (read more)

Meshoppen man gets time for assault

A 45-year-old Meshoppen man was sentenced to time served for a simple assault that occurred in April. John David Saul Sr. appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff Wednesday and said he accepted responsibility for his actions. His A (read more)

Commissioners hear PD update

The Wyoming County Commissioners received an update regarding operations in the public defender’s office over the past year. Tim Michaels, adult public defender, attended Tuesday’s commissioners meeting to share the details of his first 14 months on the j (read more)

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Trail pitches cyber program to families

When Lackawanna Trail School District partnered with Virtual Learning Network Partners earlier this year, the hope was to give students who prefer online learning a better quality platform while potentially easing the burden of funding cyber education. Th (read more)

Factoryville grant writer resigns

Factoryville Borough Council plans to pursue a new grant writer following the resignation of Sadie Rozenberg. At Wednesday’s (Aug. 14) borough council meeting, Rozenberg informed council that she has decided to step down. Council members thanked Rozenberg (read more)

Overfield discusses road work

Overfield Township supervisors dedicated most of Tuesday’s (Aug. 13) meeting to discussing the state of township’s roads. In light of putting out paving bids this month, Supervisor Louis Marcho flipped through a slideshow of photos he took of each paved r (read more)

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Census coming to Wyoming County

U.S. Census Bureau workers nationwide have entered the beginning stages of the 2020 Census canvassing process. Through October, Wyoming County residents may see canvassers verifying home addresses for Census mailings set to go out mid-March. “That’s the b (read more)

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Mobilize Recovery convenes change makers

My name is John Fabiseski. I am person in long-term recovery. What that means to me is that my substance use condition is in remission and I have not used drugs or alcohol since Jan. 26, 2014. Directly because of my recovery I am a husband to my wife, a f (read more)

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Young ladies vie in fair queen contests

If you’re into beauty pageants, this may be your year to go to the Wyoming County Community Fair. Queen Mum Laura Anderson said a recent Queen Tea was held and the finalists have emerged for the Fair Queen contest, which is at 5 p.m. on the first day of t (read more)

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Former patient donates to children’s hospital

Tristan Jones’ reasoning behind raising money for the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital was simple: “to make the kids healthy.” Recently, Jones donated almost $300 that he raised over a few months through a collection jar at his mother’s restaurant, Kristi’s (read more)

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Artists piece together mosaics

Gail Jones always had a ‘think green’ mindset, so it’s no surprise that she incorporates these values into her art. “I just realized that I have a lot of this waste,” Jones said. “I just spent all this money on the raw material, so what can be done?” This (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was proud to have Rev. Michael Kiju Paul, in Tunkhannock to share a message about helping the people in his homeland, The Sudan, which is in the midst of a civil war. Massive concrete beams nearly 150 feet (read more)

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Tiger football accepts challenges

Last season, Tunkhannock Area High School football was challenged. They had a new head coach, with no varsity experience. They won six games, combined, in the previous four seasons. But that was in the past. Now, with a year under his belt, Mike Marabell (read more)


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Meshoppen man gets time for assault

A 45-year-old Meshoppen man was sentenced to time served for a simple assault that occurred in April. John David Saul Sr. appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff Wednesday and said he accepted responsibility for his actions. His A (read more)