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Marino to vacate seat in Congress

No more Thunder or Lightning in Congress. During his election campaign, President Donald Trump nicknamed local Republican U.S. Reps. Lou Barletta and Tom Marino as Thunder and Lightning. But with Marino’s announcement Thursday of his imminent departure, C (read more)

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River search suspended for now

The search for Haley Lorenzen, the Mill City woman whose body is believed to be in the Susquehanna River, is on hold, Tunkhannock Twp. Police Chief Ed Morristell said Wednesday (Jan. 16). “We met with the family last night, and told them we were on hold r (read more)

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Winter storm something less

The National Weather Service was calling for 12-19 inches of snow this past weekend, but when it was over most parts of the county barely got half that. Not that anyone was complaining. Wyoming County EMA Director Gene Dziak said the emergency calls attri (read more)

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Eaton Twp.talks floodplain issues

Eaton Township supervisors held a public meeting on Thursday to further explain the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s revised floodplain maps to residents and address concerns. Jere Woods, floodplain administrator, ran the meeting and shared with thos (read more)

DG-Meshoppen waiver request denied

Plans for a proposed Dollar General store in Meshoppen Borough were put on hold last Wednesday night when the Wyoming County Planning Commission rejected a waiver request ahead of the company’s making a formal application. Bob Getz from GBT Realty on beha (read more)

Factoryville signs off on Commons documents

Factoryville Borough Council signed off Thursday night on a couple of contractual issues dealing with a $1.5 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant that now paves the way for a major share of the Keystone Commons development to be fu (read more)

County says no to state of emergency pay

The Wyoming County Commissioners will not allow state of emergency pay following last weekend’s snow storm, according to chairman Tom Henry. At Tuesday’s Commissioners meeting, Henry said he received a letter from correctional facility employees, which sa (read more)

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EL School Board discusses ‘Safe2Say’

The Elk Lake School Board is looking into the implementation of “Safe2Say Something” in the high school. On Wednesday, assistant high school principal John Warnero discussed the rollout of the program, which provides a safety net to schools by giving stud (read more)

Nicholson council concerned about FNB closing

The Nicholson borough council expressed concern Monday about the First National Bank branch in town set to close this spring. Borough secretary-treasurer Jessica Bower said the council has a safe deposit box at FNB, which will need to be moved to another (read more)

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New Year’s baby surprises couple

A couple in Factoryville had an exciting start to 2019, as they welcomed a baby girl into the world on New Year’s Day. Natalie Elizabeth Drake was born at 2:02 p.m. in Wyoming Valley Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds and 3.7 ounces and measuring 18.25 inc (read more)

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Longtime soup kitchen volunteer retires

After spending 11 years volunteering her time at the Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen cooking and serving soup, Joanne Walters recently hung up her apron and ladle. Walters was a volunteer at Seven Loaves from the very beginning. The longtime volunteer lived in (read more)

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Tunk Library to offer musical instruments

Tunkhannock Public Library is welcoming musical instruments into its “Library of Things.” Jerry Smith, a local musician, donated several instruments and pieces of equipment to the library on Thursday, including an electric bass guitar, an amplifier, a flu (read more)

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Local author shares thoughts about writing

T’Shaiya Gibbons’ inclusion in a series of best-selling anthologies started with a whim and a Facebook message. Work by Gibbons has appeared in two books of the “I Just Want to Pee Alone” series, which is compiled and edited by author Jen Mann. In what Gi (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Melting snow caused the Tunkhannock Creek and the Susquehanna River to approach flood stage last week. Tyler Memorial Hospital is not in danger of closing, President/CEO William Milligan Jr. said, but does have financial difficulties. (read more)

Lorenzen benefit planned

The Wyoming County community is coming together to help the family of Haley Lorenzen, the woman who moved to Mill City in November and had been reported missing on Dec. 30. Her boyfriend, Phillip Donald Walters of Mill City, was charged with homicide, and (read more)

Lorenzen benefit planned

The Wyoming County community is coming together to help the family of Haley Lorenzen, the woman who moved to Mill City in November and had been reported missing on Dec. 30. Her boyfriend, Phillip Donald Walters of Mill City, was charged with homicide, and (read more)

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Coyote Hunt marks 20th year

For the twentieth year, the District 9 Northeast Pennsylvania Trappers Association will sponsor the Coyote Hunt beginning this Friday, Jan. 25 and running through Sunday, Jan. 27. The weigh-ins will end at 2 p.m. sharp on Sunday. Bill Kalinauskis, the Dis (read more)


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River search suspended for now

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The search for Haley Lorenzen, the Mill City woman whose body is believed to be in the Susquehanna River, is on hold, Tunkhannock Twp. Police Chief Ed Morristell said Wednesday (Jan. 16). “We met with the family last night, and told them we were on hold r (read more)