High cost of county jail calls

Inmates in county jails sometimes pay a high price to make phone calls, especially in Wyoming County, according to a report released Monday.An inmate’s 15-minute phone call from the Wyoming County Correctional Institution costs $12.20, according to an ana (read more)

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7th graders doubly certified

Tunkhannock Area seventh graders in the STEM Academy were recognized Thursday for being the first full grade level in the state to receive dual certifications in Heartsaver CPR and “Stop the Bleed.”All 175 students in the seventh grade class underwent the (read more)

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Victim’s family thankful for area support

The circumstances are difficult but the family whose daughter went missing at the end of December and is believed to be in the Susquehanna River, came back to Wyoming County from Oregon this weekend to give thanks for the love and support offered them. On (read more)

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Grant provides jumpstart on higher education

Lackawanna Trail students will have the opportunity to get a jump on their careers and postsecondary education through a state grant and partnership with Keystone College. Department of Labor & Industry Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Ci (read more)

Boro updates on pipeline, water line

Tunkhannock Borough Council was updated on the UGI pipeline and the Northeast Marcellus waterline Thursday night. Council president Bob Robinson said Linde has been moving along nicely with construction of the UGI pipeline that will allow residents to rec (read more)

Eaton addresses sidewalk ordinance

Issues with the sidewalk ordinance and water pumping on Church Road were among the main topics discussed at last Tuesday’s (Feb. 5) Eaton Township supervisors meeting. Roadmaster Paul Rowker said Eaton Township’s sidewalk ordinance has been a continual ha (read more)

LT Board hears from VLN representative

Lackawanna Trail school board got more information about a new cyber platform, which it is expecting to vote on next month. Last week at the board’s work session, superintendant Matthew Rakauskas brought up the possibility of the district switching from t (read more)

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WC Reads begins with book discussion

Wyoming County Reads kicked off Wednesday (Feb. 6) with its first book discussion about ‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker. A group of readers gathered at the Tunkhannock Library for the yearly program, which encourages reading across the county by hostin (read more)

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63 years: Secrets to a long marriage

In their 63 years of marriage, Ralph and Joan Anderson were never big celebrators of Valentine’s Day. For the past five or six years, the couple has been making the holiday special for others by helping Karen Passarelli, who owns Mayflower Florist in Tunk (read more)

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Singing valentines set

Those looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for their loved one this year can look to Chordial Connection. The barbershop quartet is offering “singing valentines” as a gift for any type of relationship, whether it’s romantic, familial or just a friend (read more)

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Chamber fosters women’s empowerment

The Dietrich Theater was a hub for women’s empowerment Friday as the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce hosted part one of the Leadercast Women series. More than 50 attendees heard from four powerful women: Jess Ekstrom, Marilyn Tam, Ritu Bhasin and Celes (read more)

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Danielses share love for art, photography

New works are on display in the Wyoming County Courthouse art gallery. In an opening reception on Friday afternoon, local Tunkhannock artists Bob and Lavona Daniels greeted guests and discussed their work, which will remain on display at the courthouse un (read more)

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County Chorus triumphs over weather

After two postponements for inclement weather, singers from high schools in Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties raised their voices together on Thursday, Jan. 31, at Elk Lake High School for the 2019 County Chorus Festival. Several of the schools were closed (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Money is in hand, paperwork has begun and all indications are that a new Wyoming County recycling center will be in operation by fall in Tunkhannock Township. The Everhart Museum in Scranton has announced a partnership it has planned w (read more)

Magistrates reports

Magisteria1 DistrictJudge David Plummer Justin Kyle Bowen, 31, of Tunkhannock, was charged by Tunkhannock Township Cpl. John B. Zdaniewicz with terroristic threats in connection with an incident on Jan. 26 in Falls Township. His preliminary hearing was se (read more)

Snow days push TA end past mid-June

If your kids have been enjoying their snow days off from school, take heart. It’s going to cost them in terms of less summer vacation. The Tunkhannock Area School Board approved a revised calendar last Thursday night that accounts for snow days taken on N (read more)

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‘Stop the Bleed’ donation

Monday’s Lackawanna Trail School Board meeting began with a donation of “Stop the Bleed” kits for the district before board members heard from Jamie Marshall of VLN Partners. Kathryn Bommer, trauma outreach coordinator at Geisinger Community Medical Cente (read more)

Tigers sink Patriots on the road

On Wednesday, the Tigers took down the Patriots in both girls and boys meets. The girls won in a close 94-82 battle, while the boys sank Pittston, 132-29. Tunkhannock boys took first place in every event in the road contest. For the girls, the Lady Tigers (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)