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Fire Co. thief gets probation

A woman whom authorities say stole more than $16,000 from a Wyoming County fire company was sentenced Wednesday to 60 months probation. Alison L. Nichols, 53, of Nicholson, appeared without counsel before President Judge Russell Shurtleff and said that if (read more)

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Search goes on in river

Search crews were out this past weekend in the Susquehanna River near Falls looking for Haley Lorenzen, the woman who went missing Dec. 30. She was believed to have been killed by her boyfriend, Phillip Walters, 31, of Mill City, after a woman came forwar (read more)

12th Dist. seat draws interest

At least two dozen people submitted their names for the Republican nomination for the May 21 special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, who resigned last month for health reasons. County Republican Party leaders in the 15 counties all or par (read more)

F’ville council hears complaints about students

The Factoryville Borough Council continues to hear complaints about rowdy students from residents living near Keystone College. Diane Mitchell, who lives near Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, said she has been impacted by parties going on at nearby tow (read more)

$209K spent to board inmates out-of-county

Wyoming County Commissioners learned Tuesday morning that more than $200,000 was spent in 2018 to house the county’s inmates outside of the county. During the Prison Board segment of the meeting, county jail warden Ken Repsher noted that the good news was (read more)

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From bowling lanes to entertainment

After suffering from multiple floods in 12 years, Belvedere Lanes on Walnut Street in Nicholson is changing up its business plan. Owner Allen Loch’s grandfather opened the bowling alley in 1960. After being the place to go bowling in Nicholson for more th (read more)

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TA musicians head to PMEA regionals

Advancing to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region IV Band Festival prompted an emotional reaction from Tunkhannock Area seniors Izzie Race and Jess Kaneski. “I cried,” said Kaneski, a flute player who will attend the festival for the first (read more)

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Wyoming County welcomes 4-H educator

After growing up with 4-H, Sarah Rae Sisson looks forward to being part of the program in a different way through her new position at Penn State Extension. Sisson took on the role of 4-H educator at the Extension office in late January. Growing up in Iowa (read more)

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Drug specialist warns of vaping effects

The Children’s Service Center is warning local communities about the dangers of vaping. Jessica Budzak, a drug and alcohol specialist with the center’s Wilkes-Barre branch, recently gave a presentation to seniors at the Falls Active Adult Center about the (read more)

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Towne & Country Grille getting new home

Towne & Country Grille is officially returning to Tunkhannock. The popular local restaurant on West Tioga Street closed in late December with plans to relocate after owner Connie Wiser was unable to come to an agreement with the building’s landlord. Wiser (read more)

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Chamber luncheon features tax talk

The 2018 tax reform in Congress implemented changes that will affect those filing their 2018 taxes this season. That’s why the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce invited master tax advisors Dawn Weller and Barbara Pollock from H&R Block to speak at this m (read more)

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Dems nominate Friedenberg for Marino seat

Democrats in the 12th Congressional District nominated a Penn State University professor from Centre County on Tuesday as their candidate in the special election to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Marino. Marc Friedenberg, 35, of Ferguson Twp., was the o (read more)

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Breaking Ground Poets express selves

To students involved in Breaking Ground Poets, poetry is not only a method of creative expression. It’s an opportunity to say the things that need to be said without judgment and discover who they are along the way. BGP begins its spring series of poetry (read more)

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Lackawanna St. Park welcomes new manager

Growing up, Robert Barrese frequented local state parks. The first state park he ever visited was the Archbald Pothole State Park. He fished at Prompton State Park with his uncle, hiked with his dad at Salt Springs State Park, and later walked at Lacka­wa (read more)

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Warriors end season with wins

The Warriors boys team finished its regular season with two strong Division IV wins, topping Blue Ridge and rival Montrose. At Blue Ridge on Thursday, Hunter Bomboy hit four 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead Elk Lake. The Warriors hit six 3-pointers (read more)


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Search goes on in river

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Search crews were out this past weekend in the Susquehanna River near Falls looking for Haley Lorenzen, the woman who went missing Dec. 30. She was believed to have been killed by her boyfriend, Phillip Walters, 31, of Mill City, after a woman came forwar (read more)