P&G answers new call

Procter & Gamble is ramping up its fight against the corona virus in a big way, and its Mehoopany plant will have a substantial role in that fight. P&G Charmin and Family Care communications spokesman Loren Fanroy in Cincinatti confirmed Friday that “P&G (read more)

BREAKING NEWS: Wyoming County reports first case

Wyoming County reported its first positive case of the coronavirus on Thursday. As of noon Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,211 additional positive cases of COVID-19 - including one in Wyoming County - bringing the statewide tota (read more)

Gas prices plummet 60 cents/gal in March

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Gasoline prices in Wyoming County plummeted to their lowest level in 11 years, a survey of all 16 open* service stations this past weekend revealed.The average price of a gallon of 87 octane, dropped 60.4 cents to $2.019 from the $2.623 a gallon consumers (read more)

Schools closed indefinitely

All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday.Wolf closed all schools in the state starting March 16 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Wolf said all schools will remain closed for students (read more)

Trail revives meal distribution program

After a two-week hiatus, the Lackawanna Trail School District will continue offering meals to students during the statewide school shutdown. During the first week of the shutdown which began on March 16, district officials and volunteers offered daily bre (read more)

Man dies in SUVaccident

A 59-year-old Dalton man died in an early Wednesday morning crash in Falls Township.Wyoming County Deputy Coroner Eric Kukuchka pronounced Mark Hunsinger, 59, dead from blunt force trauma.Tunkhannock Township Police Chief Ed Morristell said that a call we (read more)

New station opens

While stores are closing all around us, Craig Keller made the decision to open a new service station with a soft opening Tuesday. His D&C Fuel Sales station on the south side of Route 6, opposite Keystone Caps, opened with gas, diesel and non-food items o (read more)

Advice for Class of 2020

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When we first heard about the Coronavirus, most of us took it as a joke. It was not our problem, and it was not expected to be one. Yet now, as graduating seniors, we find it directly affecting us. As a fellow student and Class President, I know that whil (read more)

Dietrich Theater adapts to temporary closure

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Since the community can’t come to the Dietrich Theater, its staff decided to bring the Dietrich Theater to them. “As a hub for entertainment, gathering and education in the community, while we can’t do it in person, we still want to connect the best way w (read more)

County recycling service out of commission for now

The Wyoming County Recycling Center has temporarily halted operations under county measures taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19. “We processed what we could on Monday and Tuesday and that was that,” Wyoming County Recycling Coordinator and Waste Directo (read more)

Facebook page ‘pays it forward’

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Even with social distancing, Erin believes everyone can still unite as a community. Acknowledging widespread efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, she turned to social media and created the Facebook group “Pay it Forward Wyoming County PA” as a hub for (read more)

Pump N Pantry stores closed

All Pump N Pantry convenience stores will be closed Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m., Denise Lyons, assistant manager of the Tunkhannock Hunter Highway store, said. Nine locations, including hers, will reopen Friday with limited hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for (read more)

Do-it-yourself great, but know limits

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If you’re stuck inside like most people in the time of coronavirus, spend some time on your home. Dan Gay of Gay’s True Value in Tunkhannock said many customers walking into his store have a do-it-yourself project in mind. The store is open during the cor (read more)

Disinfection service up with pandemic rise

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Infectious disease disinfection isn’t a new service for Disaster Blaster, but current circumstances have certainly made it more relevant. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the world, commercial clients have been reaching out to the local company f (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (2000) The fourth fire in three months on the Keystone College campus has area residents concerned, although the latest one was ruled accidental.With the help of a $400,000 state grant, a tire dump in Clinton Township should finally get clean (read more)

Restaurants remain open for takeout only

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Though Gov. Tom Wolf has halted dine-in services for restaurants and bars in Pennsylvania, establishments across Wyoming County have continued offering takeout options. All of the following establishments remain open for takeout. Those offering delivery s (read more)

Elk Lake reaches out to missed students

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Two and a half weeks out of school has Elk Lake educators and administrators missing their students.That’s why Darcy Howell mailed letters to all 20 students in her second grade class at Elk Lake Elementary School last week. The idea struck Howell when on (read more)

News carrier extends hand to those in need

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Jennifer Gower wants to deliver more than the news. Last week, the Times-Tribune carrier included a note with her newspapers. “My hope is everyone is safe and secure,” she wrote. “Stay safe. Stay well and we’ll get through this together.” If someone on he (read more)

Food bank offers help for vulnerable seniors

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The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank and the Area Agency on Aging are doing their part to help residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. To aid those who are considered highly vulnerable to the virus, volunteers spent Saturday morning preparing boxes o (read more)

Trehab takes telehealth approach

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Interrupting the recovery process can have an adverse effect on individuals experiencing substance use disorder and their families. That’s why Trehab has turned to telehealth for its drug and alcohol outpatient services in response to the COVID-19 pandemi (read more)

Organizations reaching out in pandemic

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Gail Davis really doesn’t like letting people down. But when COVID-19 got in the way of the fifth annual Endless Mountains Empowerment Summit at Elk Lake High School, it looked like that might happen. Davis, the nonprofit’s founder, was hoping for 300 wom (read more)





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BREAKING NEWS: Wyoming County reports first case

Wyoming County reported its first positive case of the coronavirus on Thursday. As of noon Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,211 additional positive cases of COVID-19 - including one in Wyoming County - bringing the statewide tota (read more)


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