BREAKING NEWS: Auction prices affirmed

Dobrinski Brothers, the high bidders in Saturday’s auction for two former elementary school buildings in the Tunkhannock Area School District had their purchases affirmed by the school board Tuesday night. Prior to a vote being taken, two of the three cou (read more)

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TA buildings on auction block

A pair of former elementary school buildings in the Tunkhannock Area School District went on the auction block Saturday afternoon, with high bids offered from the same bidder. Dobrinski Brothers of Falls which is involved in site excavation, construction (read more)

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County to counter offer

The Wyoming County Commissioners plan to present a counteroffer of $125,000 to the Tunkhannock Area School Board for the purchase of the former Mill City Elementary School. At an auction on Saturday, the board received an offer of $110,000 from Dobrinski (read more)

School bus driver faces charges

A 26-year-old bus driver for the Wyalusing Area School District was arrested for endangering the welfare of children following a school bus accident in Windham Township on Dec. 13. State police said that around 4:30 p.m., Brandon Harvey of Sugar Run was d (read more)

LT aims for ‘unified front’ on cyber costs

The Lackawanna Trail School Board hopes to form a “unified front” with other school boards in the region regarding the issue of cyber charter school reimbursements and accountability. At Monday’s meeting, board member Brian Petula said he has been in touc (read more)

EL ‘20-‘21 taxes won’t exceed index

The Elk Lake School Board has adopted a resolution for the 2020-21 fiscal year, promising not to exceed an Act I tax index of 3.5 percent. Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education limits tax increases through indexes for individual school distr (read more)

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Land buy boosts region’s trail options

Countryside Conservancy plans to expand its reach at Lackawanna State Park with a 1-mile single-trail hiking and biking loop. The trail will be tied into the existing system at the park, Countryside Conservancy Executive Director Bill Kern said. The conse (read more)

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Looking ahead to the 2020 Census

It’s almost time to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census. While the window of opportunity is short, the information collected informs decisions that impact every community in America. The Census is used to count populations, allocate federal funds and apportion (read more)

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Ooms: Region facing workforce challenge

Teri Ooms anticipates that the region will deal with a “workforce challenge unlike anything we’ve faced before” over at least the next two decades.But this challenge isn’t specific to northeastern Pennsylvania, she said. As the baby boomer generation reti (read more)

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Farm Show a magnet for local winners

As the Pennsylvania Farm Show marked its 104th year in Harrisburg last week, some Wyoming County residents took home awards. The show ran from Jan. 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, giving residents across the state an opportunit (read more)

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PSU student documents Show

Growing up on a small farm in Susquehanna County, Dana Nunemacher has always cared about agriculture. Now as a journalism student at Penn State University, she has been spreading the word about one of Pennsylvania’s leading industries. “I love agriculture (read more)

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Benefit to help in times of need

Lifelong Lake Winola resident Paula Vandorick is a well-known face of kindness and generosity within her community, having always been involved in helping others in their times of need. The wife of John and mom to Kelcy and Hunter loves crafting, painting (read more)

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Local woman gaining by losing

Michele Krupinski lost 200 pounds and gained a whole new life. The Montrose woman made the commitment seven years ago to get healthier. Through her previous employer, Endless Mountains Health Systems, Krupinski opted into a program for employees led by in (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (2000) Procter & Gamble announced its largest expansion in 20 years at its Mehoopany plant to bring on two new production lines with 500 temporary employees during construction and 350 permanent workers once the lines are ready. Former New Ag (read more)

Luzerne County Head Start gets funding grant

Luzerne County Head Start received a $4.69 million federal funding grant this week, according to U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic. The grant, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide 50 percent of the funding for the agenc (read more)

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County Hope Coalition sets 2020 goals

The Wyoming County Hope Coalition has new plans in mind for 2020 to end the opioid epidemic. Since 2017, the coalition has brought together medical and social service providers, elected officials, law enforcement and those in recovery from substance use d (read more)

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Trail captures home tourney

Lackawanna Trail and Montrose both finished 5-0 with the Lions taking the team title in the home tournament on a tiebreaker of most points scored. The teams chose not to wrestle each other because of an upcoming Lackawanna League Division II match between (read more)

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‘Leadership Wyoming’ launches in 2016

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Attention all local entrepreneurs: a new Leadership Wyoming Program will be launched in 2016 to provide you with an opportunity for obtaining valuable information about the region’s developmental potential.“Leadership Wyoming will enhance knowledge of com (read more)