Man pleads guilty in assault cases

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A 36-year-old Tunkhannock man could face nine years in prison and $20,000 in fines after pleading guilty last Friday to unlawful restraint and simple assault.Thomas Aaron Crawford of Eastwood Road appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff in the W (read more)

Pedestrian hit by car

A pedestrian in a marked crosswalk on East Tioga Street near its intersection with Pine Street was hit by a vehicle early Saturday evening during Tunkhannock’s ‘Christmas in Our Hometown’ activity. Jennifer Daubert, 46, of Tunkhannock, was hit by a vehicl (read more)

Toy drive spreads cheer

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With wish lists in hand, representatives of up to 20 companies filled up carts at Walmart with toys and clothes in hopes of making Christmas special for hundreds of children in need. Cabot Oil & Gas hosts this annual holiday drive in partnership with the (read more)

‘Colewell’ captures local community life

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When it came time for writer and director Tom Quinn to find a shooting location for ‘Colewell,’ he sought out a town that could relate to the struggles told in his fictional, yet realistic story. “When I found Noxen, it felt much like the story I wanted t (read more)

Wreaths across America to stop at Sunnyside

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‘Wreaths across America’ is coming to Tunkhannock.Starting at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, there will be a brief ceremony in front of the Sunnyside Cemetery office after which volunteers will fan out to lay wreaths across the expansive cemetery, off Sunnysi (read more)

Tunk Boro to pursue bridge project

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Tunkhannock Borough Council plans to pursue improvements to the bridge that connects the borough and Eaton Township over the Susquehanna River. “The project is a go with most of the costs covered by a grant,” council president Bob Robinson said at Thursda (read more)

County offers recreation grant opportunity

The Wyoming County Commissioners have set aside $50,000 from its Marcellus Legacy Fund awards to offer grant opportunities for local greenspace and recreation projects. The county receives this Act 13 funding specifically for recreation projects, accordin (read more)

LT board swears in new member

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The Lackawanna Trail School Board swore in Brian Petula as a new board member on Dec. 4 while electing David Thorne as board president for another year. Petula, as well as returning board members Thorne, Robert Minick, Michael Mould and Joseph Ross, took (read more)

Elk Lake restricts use of ‘bus notes’

Starting Jan. 1, the Elk Lake School District will begin restricting the use of bus notes, superintendent Kenneth Cuomo announced at last week’s school board meeting. The move, Cuomo said, is designed to lessen the load on the district’s administrative st (read more)

Bethlehem Journey a TUMC gift

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When it comes to putting on the Journey to Bethlehem in Tunkhannock each year, the mission for Deborah Kintner is to bring at least one person to God. “I did that last year,” she recalled. “One person came to me and didn’t even know the story of the birth (read more)

Traffic delays possible in ‘Journey to Bethlehem’

Tunkhannock residents are being alerted to possible traffic delays which may result during the presentation of ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ by the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. (See story page 7.) The event will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 an (read more)

Steering committees benefit TAHS classes

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At Tunkhannock Area High School, the class of 2023 hopes to set a precedent in leadership for future students through steering. “We all wanted to do something for the grade,” said Cole Stauffer, president of the Class of 2023 Steering Committee. “I think (read more)

Holiday tree honors Nicholson veterans

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A Christmas tradition has returned to American Legion Nicholson Memorial Post 953 even bigger than before. For several years, the Legion has decorated its Veterans Tree at the World War II Veterans Monument on State Street for the holiday season, but it h (read more)

Cutting up deer the Wright way

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Nestled in a snow-caped corner of Monroe Township, Wright’s Cut-up is a poorly kept secret to hunters in the area.Since 1999, Dale Wright, alongside his sons Eric and Scott, nephew Tom, and staff member Cheryl Goble, the small butcher has been providing d (read more)

Gallery 13 Tattoo also a hub for art

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At Gallery 13 Tattoo in Tunkhannock, Eric Brocious hopes to promote more than just body art. Last week, the business formerly known as Tunkhannock Tattoo moved from its Warren Street location to a space on 13 E. Tioga St., which Farmers Insurance recently (read more)

County Chamber shows member appreciation

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The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce took time out Thursday to thank its members for a good 2019. In a breakfast at Stonehedge Country Club, outgoing board chair Bill Hampton reviewed some of the high moments in the year almost completed. That was follo (read more)

Gasoline prices remain flat across November

A survey of all 18 service stations in Wyoming County this past weekend revealed that gasoline prices have remained flat across November.The 87 octane, dropped 1.3 cents to $2.743 from the $2.756 a gallon consumers paid in the county five weeks ago, a sur (read more)

From Our Early Files

20 Years Ago (1999) Wyoming County Commissioners plan to raise property taxes by 1.5 mills when they pass the 2000 budget of $7.94 million at the end of the year. An 18-year-old Tunkhannock student grabbed a classmate in school and said he wished he had “ (read more)

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Two decades on the prowl

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Twenty years ago, John Glenn was a standout quarterback and linebacker for Lackawanna Trail’s first District 2 Class A championship. Today he is still combing the football sidelines with the NFL contending Seattle Seahawks - a team that has given him a pa (read more)