January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Fire Destroys Popular Montrose Restaurant

Residents of Montrose Borough and the surrounding area woke up to sad news on Jan. 7. A fast-moving fire had destroyed the landmark Original Italian Pizzeria (OIP) and Restaurant on Main Street.  Fire broke out at approximately 11 p.m. More...

Wyalusing Rotary Hosting Venison Dinner Jan. 27

A venison dinner, sponsored by the Wyalusing Area Rotary Club to benefit Wyalusing’s Helping Hands Food Pantry, and also to thank everyone who donated to Hunters Sharing the Harvest, will be held on Saturday, Jan. More...

Correction

In last week’s edition, it was incorrectly stated that Laceyville Borough Mayor Phil Brewer reported they had installed new parking meters. More...

Governor Declares Opioid Crisis a Statewide Emergency

Gov. Tom Wolf, on Wednesday, took another step forward in bolstering the fight against heroin and opioid addiction by signing a statewide disaster declaration to enhance state response, increase access to treatment, and save lives. More...

Book, Film Collaboration to Highlight Stephen King Works

The Dietrich Theater and Tunkhannock Public Library announced the pairing on Tuesday of two Stephen King movies and the novels that inspired them as the focus of this year’s Wyoming County Reads program. More...

Area Roadwork Scheduled

Roadwork Projects  Sullivan County   More...

Dimock

Brilliant sunshine is flooding the room as this news is being typed. The light is blinding but it is very cold. Temperatures hover around zero and dip below that at night. Perhaps it will be warmer on Wednesday when you read your Independant. More...

Forkston

The weather forecasters are calling for temperatures above freezing this week. That will seem like a heat wave.  More...

Snowy Main Street in Early 1900s

Here’s a look back at downtown Wyalusing on a snowy morning in the early 1900s, likely prior to 1914 when Peoples State Bank began operating in the building on the corner of Church and Main Str More...

BeST Transit Utilizing New Scheduling Software

In efforts to improve and continue to meet the transportation needs of Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga counties, BeST Transit is excited to announce a switch to a new scheduling/dispatching software.  More...

Governor Wolf Signs ‘Bingo Law’

The PA NewsMedia Association (PNA) has some good legislative news to kick off the New Year. Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 411 (R-Klunk), now Act 66, which allows organizations to advertise their Bingo prizes and dollar values in newspapers. More...

Energy Supplier Fined for Violating Do-Not-Call List

On Friday, Dec. More...

Sullivan County Invites Area Artists to Exhibit Their Work

Sullivan County artist Dan Curry is looking for entries in the first public art exhibit that will be held at Sullivan Terrace.  He is interested in displaying a diverse sample of any hangable art from artists who wish to join the exhibit.  More...

Act 79 of 2017 now Law, Easing Burden of Epilepsy Suffers

Legislation exempting Schedule V epilepsy drugs from having to be queried as part of the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was signed into law recently, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw.  More...

Towanda Graduate Attends Basic Training

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Commissioners Note HRA Authority Shuffle, IT Needs

Wyoming County Commissioner Tom Henry reported on Tuesday that about 45 applications have been received in response to the announcement that Tom Katchur would be stepping away as the county’s IT guru. More...

PSP Searches for Suspect Who Wrote $25K in Bad Checks

State police at Dunmore and surrounding counties are searching for a man who has reportedly been passing bad checks at various hardware stores and Weis Markets in the tri-state area.  According to police, Timothy August started purchasing chains More...

Students Learn about Rocket-Courier

Students in Melissa Bennett’s gifted education class at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School recently learned about the Rocket-Courier’s 131-year history and how the paper is produced f More...

Thomas Frazier Running for PA State Representative

Thomas Frazier, a Mehoopany resident and member of the Republican Party, recently announced that he is running for PA State Representative in the 117th Legislative District.  More...

NTSWA to Resume Electronics Recycling

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) has announced they can again accept certain items for electronics recycling. More...

Nimble

Nancy Comstock spent Sunday through Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Emmie Petronio and her husband, Vince in NY. The couple welcomed their first baby, Oliver Robert, on Dec. 31.  More...

Bradford County Producers May be Eligible for Emergency Conservation Program Assistance

A July 24, 2017 storm has caused severe flood damage in the northeast area of Bradford County. More...

Rushville

Happy belated birthday wishes to Fran Lutz on Jan. 3.  Cayden Bennett also celebrated on Jan. 8 as did NadaLynn Aukema on Jan. 9.  Today is Pete Brozonis’s birthday, so if you see him be sure to wish him Happy Birthday. More...

Beaver Meadows

What a relief, warmer temperatures have arrived. However, once Sunday rolls around, 20 degree daytime temperatures are predicted. More...

Celebrate the New Year with Free Flowering Trees

Residents in your state can ring in the New Year with ten free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2018.  By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crab More...

Blood Shortage Prompts Urgent Donations

Severe weather forces blood drive cancellations causing thousands of donations to go uncollected.  This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an a More...

Jenningsville

Wow what a cold start for the New Year 2018. Not much going on as it was much too cold to venture outside for any activities. I am not sure how the ice fishing is going. More...

Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting

Home to legions of paddlers, anglers and other outdoors enthusiasts in north central PA, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 PA River of the Year. More...

EMHR to Receive $225,000 Grant

Endless Mountain Heritage Region, Inc. More...

Commonwealth Hospitals Modifying Visitation Schedule

Commonwealth Health has modified its visitation guidelines during the cold and flu season.  In order to protect its patients and to prevent the spread of disease to the community, Commonwealth Health is asking people who are sneezing, coughing, More...

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