BREAKING NEWS: Tunkhannock in Series Final Four

PORTLAND,ORE. - Tunkhannock knocked off the team from the Philippines in seven innings Monday night, 2-1, to advance to the semifinals of the Little League Softball World Series on Tuesday at 9:30p.m., when they will meet a team from Oregon. The other sem (read more)

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Area drenched by rains

Wyoming County declared a state of emergency at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, due to the recent flooding threatening the area, thanks to rain that never seemed to want to end. Wyoming County Commissioner Tom Henry reported that the action was taken as a precauti (read more)

Georgia man charged with involuntary manslaughter

A 41-year-old Georgia man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for his role in a crash that led to the death of a 93-year-old woman last August. Marvin Nicholas Flowers of Rex, Ga., was driving a truck-tractor with an attached orange semi-traile (read more)

Laceyville has its own water woes

The heavy summer rainfall is causing considerable problems in Laceyville Borough. Unfortunately, according to Council President Randy Brigham, there is no easy solution to the situation, due to lack of funds. The question arose during the borough council (read more)

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Hope Coalition advances in drug war

The Wyoming County Hope Coalition continues its on-going efforts to combat the opioid crisis throughout the area. The coalition met at the Dietrich Theater on Thursday, where members split into subcommittees to discuss various courses of action the group (read more)

County changes Meshoppen’s grant status

The Wyoming County Commissioners voted on Thursday to change a Legacy grant application from Meshoppen Borough from ‘approve’ to ‘discuss’ status. Commissioners Tom Henry and Judy Mead voted to shift the status of the $5,000 Legacy grant. Meshoppen Boroug (read more)

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4H bench remembers

A new bench was unveiled at the Wyoming County Community Fairgrounds on Saturday, honoring the memory of Brianna Smarkusky of Nicholson. Smarkusky was an active member of the Grow ‘Em and Show ‘Em 4H Club of Wyoming County. Smarkusky was attending Wilkes (read more)

Mehoopany mulls action on delinquencies

The Mehoopany Township Supervisors reported at their meeting on Wednesday that they have met with solicitor Paul Litwin to discuss courses of action to collect delinquent sewer bills. Supervisor Ryan Visneski said they had spoken to Litwin for about an ho (read more)

Girl Scout council sells part of Camp Archbald

As a group works to save a beloved Girl Scout Camp in Susquehanna County, the regional council sold a part of it to someone with a special connection to the historic camp. In November, the regional council Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, which c (read more)

Monroe Twp. gets cases for school trophies

Monroe Township supervisors met Monday evening, Aug. 6. Supervisor Dale Wright reports that there has been no new word on the Dietz Mountain Bridge. Wright said that when he attended the equipment show at Lazy Brook, he was informed that paperwork had not (read more)

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Seniors must be cautious when using opioids

The opioid crisis has touched every aspect of society - even its senior citizens. “When I provide lists of opioids to people, many who are taking prescription drugs tell me ‘I didn’t know that was an opioid,” explained Rachael Wydra, a Population/Behavior (read more)

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Behavior modification can help solve many cat problems

You have a cat that is not only a pet, but also a friend. Said cat provides companionship and warmth and perhaps even a bit of support when needed. However, your cat also has one or more idiosyncrasies which can make him - or her - a challenge to live wit (read more)

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Ambulance squad highlights readiness

A set of wrecked cars kept emergency crews busy at the Tunkhannock Community Ambulance Association on Saturday. With almost surgical precision people used hydraulic tools to open doors that had been crushed shut, safely remove the vehicles’ batteries, and (read more)

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Martial arts school marks 30 years

Robinson’s Martial Arts of Tunkhannock held its 30th anniversary celebration on Saturday at Lazybrook Park. Students from the school and their families enjoyed a cookout and music provided by a DJ. People from other states showed up to congratulate owner (read more)

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Attorney moves into Tunkhannock

After five years of practicing law in Montrose, attorney Jason Beardsley will soon open up an additional office in Tunkhannock. “I practice a wide variety of different types of law,” Beardsley explained. “I’m a criminal defender, I do civil litigation, fa (read more)

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Checking on vision in clear focus

Participants at the Falls Active Adult Center received free glaucoma screenings on Thursday, then heard a presentation on ‘Making Vision a Healthy Priority.’ The screenings and the presentation were provided by Denise Culver of Northeast Sight Services of (read more)

From our Early Files

20 Years Ago (1998) U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., fielded constituents’ questions at a public forum in the Wyoming County Courthouse on Wednesday. The Elk Lake school board and its business manager who permitted money manager John Gardner Black to make (read more)

Tunkhannock Active Adult Center news

The following is a listing of activities planned for the Wyoming County Active Adult Center in Eaton Township, south of Tunkhannock, through the end of August. The director is Rachel Kiwak. The center is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/W (read more)

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Communities celebrate their old-time baseball hero

Brothers Jay and Scott Mathewson finally got to see the hometown of baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson. Jay Mathewson of Atlanta and Scott of St. Louis, and Scott’s son, Jack, came to Factoryville and neighboring Keystone College in La Plume (read more)

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Girls in Series final four

PORTLAND, ORE. - Erin Van Ness stood on third base just waiting for a chance to score. She knew she could count on her friend Ella McNeff to bring her home. The Tunkhannock all-stars found themselves trapped in a scoreless game heading into an extra innin (read more)


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Claverack customers entertained at picnic

WYSOX - At Claverack Rural Electric’s annual meeting on Saturday, Mike Stevens gave a humorous speech about some of the more memorable stories he has reported on while hosting WNEP-TV’s “On the Pennsylvania Road” segment over the past 30 years. (read more)