County addresses MAT clinic

The Wyoming County Commissioners heard from Tunkhannock Borough Council members on Tuesday, who had concerns about medication-assisted treatment in the area. “We’re getting a lot of concerns about the Trehab/MAT clinic going in town,” said council member (read more)

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Voters go to polls

All Wyoming County voters go to the polls next Tuesday, May 21, to cast their vote in a special election for a U.S. Congressman in the 12th District of Pennsylvania to fill a seat that has been vacant since Tom Marino stepped down in January for personal (read more)

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Prom reminder: Crash reveals consequences

Tunkhannock Area High School seniors saw how one poor decision could lead to devastating consequences Monday morning with a drunk driving vehicle crash simulation. The simulation depicted four students in a car together after prom, but TA High School Prin (read more)

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Drug dealer gets at least 45 months

A 29-year-old Nicholson man who escaped from police custody last August after authorities found 630 packets of heroin in his home, was sentenced Wednesday to 45 months-12 years in state prison and $5,500 in fines. Ryan Forrest Kiernan, of Lenape Lane, app (read more)

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Peace Corps enlarges volunteer horizon

Like most recent college graduates, Jacob Siegel was considering what to do next. “I still felt young and felt like I should travel around,” said Siegel. “I wanted to travel around, but if I had the opportunity to maybe do something good, that would be go (read more)

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County introduces mobile 911 center

Following problems that ensued during a 2017 fire at the Procter & Gamble warehouse in Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County 911 received letters requesting a resource to improve emergency operations. The solution was a mobile 911 command center. Last Tuesda (read more)

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KC observatory keeps folks looking up

Clouds may have obscured the stars at Keystone College’s observatory Saturday night, but they didn’t obscure Ryan Mulligan’s enthusiasm for space. Accompanied by her dad and brother, the 9-year-old from Clarks Summit caught a quick glimpse of the moon thr (read more)

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Making Chamber business Google-savy

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce wants to encourage local businesses to utilize Google services. That’s why instead of a guest speaker, this month’s Business Series Luncheon at Shadowbrook Resort featured a live-stream webinar titled “Drive Business (read more)

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Tunkhannock Ford moving to Eaton Twp.

Tunkhannock Ford received a green light on its plans to move its operations to Eaton Township. During a conditional use hearing Tuesday night (May 8) that coincided with the township’s regular monthly meeting, Eaton Township supervisors voted unanimously (read more)

Eaton updates road work

Eaton Township supervisors provided an update last Tuesday (May 7) on upcoming road work. Supervisors plan to prioritize road work in Eaton Hills, Frear Hill, Dymond Terrace and more. “It looks like before Memorial Day we’ll be doing all our planned roadw (read more)

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Hope Coalition addresses addiction stigma

Addressing the stigma around addiction is one of the many goals of Wyoming County’s Hope Coalition. At last Thursday’s (May 9) meeting, its members did just that. “I think what you’ve seen in the last couple weeks is if you thought the stigma was dead, yo (read more)

Factoryville adopts rental ordinance

Factoryville Borough Council adopted an inspection of rental properties ordinance on Wednesday (May 8). The purpose of the ordinance is to “assure that rental housing in the borough of Factoryville is decent, safe and sanitary” and “operated and maintaine (read more)

Wyoming County guilty pleas

Entering guilty pleas Friday morning before President Judge Russell Shurtleff in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas:*Reed Scott Atkins, 18, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to small amount of marijuana on Dec. 29, 2018.*Justin Kyle Bowen, 32, of Tunkh (read more)

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Former cop enters ARD

A former Lehman Township police officer who was charged last October with driving under the influence has been given the chance to have the charges expunged from her record. Alaisha Sherwood, 29, of Noxen, once worked for the Lehman Twp. police department (read more)

Trail tries to hold line on taxes

The Lackawanna Trail School Board made good Monday night on its promise to try to hold the line on taxes to support a proposed final budget for 2019-20. The vote was unanimous for a proposed $21.6 million budget which business manager Keith Glynn said inc (read more)

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3 compete for 2 LTSB seats

Three candidates are campaigning for two seats on the Lackawanna Trail School Board in the upcoming primary election on May 21. This includes incumbents David Thorne and Joseph Strauch, as well as newcomer Brian Petula. All three candidates are cross-regi (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Future plans for the Tunkhannock Public Library were unveiled at the home of Dave Whipple on May 8 by architect Thomas Horlacher. Whipple serves as Phase One chair and is reaching out to present and former trustees before approaching t (read more)

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NTIEC receives grant for mentoring

The Northern Tier Industry and Education Consortium was awarded a multi-year grant in December 2018 totaling $15,000 from Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation to assist with their Wyoming County Community Mentoring for At Risk Youth program. T (read more)

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RONALD DEREMER Nov. 18, 2018

Ronald Charles DeRemer, 71, of Monroe Township, passed away Nov. 18, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born in Monroe Township on May 18, 1947, and he was the son of the late Charles and Lena Traver DeRemer. Ronald was married to the form (read more)

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DONALD KULICK May 8, 2019

Donald Kulick, 85, of Tunkhannock, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Geisinger South Hospice of Wilkes-Barre. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Kroll Kulick, on Jan. 18, 2007. Born in Edwardsville on Aug. 10, 1933, he was the son of the late Jos (read more)

TASB looking at 2-mill tax increase

The Tunkhannock Area School Board voted 6-2 Thursday night for a proposed final budget of $49 million for 2019-20 that would see an increase in the property tax bill by two mills. Lori Bennett and Bill Weidner voted against the measure and Rob Parry was n (read more)

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Lady Tigers clinch with milestones

A sixth inning rally secured the Wyoming Valley Conference softball Division 2 championship on Thursday for the Lady Tigers with the win over Berwick. Tunkhannock has fired off 13 straight wins, including three this week, behind pitchers Kendra Schultz an (read more)


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Drug dealer gets at least 45 months

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A 29-year-old Nicholson man who escaped from police custody last August after authorities found 630 packets of heroin in his home, was sentenced Wednesday to 45 months-12 years in state prison and $5,500 in fines. Ryan Forrest Kiernan, of Lenape Lane, app (read more)