TASD taking bids on buildings

The Tunkhannock Area School District will begin taking bids on the purchase of the Evans Falls and Mill City Elementary School buildings on Aug. 19. The school board voted 6-1 on a resolution for the next step in the sale of two buildings that ceased to o (read more)

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BREAKING NEWS: Dentist guilty on drug counts

WILKES-BARRE ­— 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, Clark (read more)

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Area man charged with rape

A 36-year-old Tunkhannock man is in jail after police say he raped a woman last Thursday. Thomas Aaron Crawford of Eastwood Road was arrested last Friday morning and arraigned before on-call Magisterial District Judge Carl Smith. He faces multiple felony (read more)

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EL board adds new members

The Elk Lake School Board has filled its two vacant board seats. At Wednesday’s (Aug. 7) board meeting, Tyler Emmerich officially took his oath of office to represent Springville Township, a seat that longtime board member Eric Emmerich left vacant in Jun (read more)

Hydrant agreement under review

As the NE Marcellus Aqua Midstream waterline enters its final phase, Triton Hose Company officials have been reviewing an agreement for a related project that would place fire hydrants north of the borough in Tunkhannock Township. Along with the waterline (read more)

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Annual survey monitors river health

Procter & Gamble continued in its efforts to monitor the Mehoopany plant’s potential impacts on the Susquehanna River last week. A team from Stroud Water Research Center was out on Wednesday and Thursday collecting macroinvertebrates from the river for te (read more)

Tunkhannock Borough nearly ready for natural gas

UGI Utilities will soon connect Tunkhannock Borough customers to natural gas for the first time. Last week, UGI introduced gas into the pipeline that Linde Corp installed beneath the borough as part of the GET Gas program’s first phase. Phase one included (read more)

Commissioners benefit from CCAP conference

The Wyoming County Commissioners returned from the annual County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania conference and trade show with fresh ideas for Wyoming County. Since the conference ran from Aug. 4 to 7, last Tuesday’s commissioners meeting was r (read more)

Trail to hold cyber school meeting

Lackawanna Trail administrators have been preparing for the start of a new school year, as well as the launch of the district’s new cyber school program. Tomorrow, Aug. 15, the district plans to host a meet and greet in the high school library at 6:30 p.m (read more)

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Holcombe supportive when duty calls

When Matt Austin and Brandi Ryce founded Holcombe Energy Resource 10 years ago, they wanted to prioritize taking care of employees who have made sacrifices for the United States. “When we get an application and it is a service member or a veteran, that ce (read more)

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Teachers become citizen scientists at KC

Bernadine Salak has attended several classes with the Keystone College Environmental Education Institute over the years to advance her science classroom. Most recently, the Delaware Valley High School teacher attended KCEEI’s Citizen Science Summer Course (read more)

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County Chamber takes library outside

Opportunities at Tunkhannock Public Library go beyond the bookshelves. Graduates of the inaugural class of Leadership Wyoming, a program offered through the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, helped “Take the Library Outside.” “The idea was that we have (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Elk Lake students returning to school later this month will notice tighter security in a safety push in the wake of fatal shootings at a Colorado high school earlier in the year. USDA Secretary Dan Glickman made a declaration of a drou (read more)

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Pair inducted into Hall of Fame

A pair of Tunkhannock coaches were inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame at Wilkes-Barre Sunday night. Christine (Button) Strumski, who helped introduce softball into the Tunkhannock Little League organization back in the 1970s and Jane Hel (read more)

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