Local News - ROCKET-COURIER (2024)

Wyalusing Native Details Cross-Country Bike Ride

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY WARREN HOWELER—

It was an incredible experience. That’s how former Sullivan County Commissioner, and Wyalusing native, Donna Iannone summed up her recent cross-country bike trip. Donna, who joined a group of 24 women, biked 3,120 miles over a two-month period as part of the WomanTours group. The group began its travels on March 6, 2024 in San Diego, CA. From there, they […]

Pit Stop to Fuel Up

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

This 1954 Caribbean Packard has been owned by Michael J. Fiori, right, for 17 years. He said only 400 were made. Logan Wadick, left, is Fiori’s navigator. The two were participating in the Great Race, a nine-day, 2,300-mile rally from Owensboro, KY to Gardiner, ME, that passed through Wyalusing last Wednesday. Logan said his job is to stay on course […]

Reimagining Tyler Memorial Hospital

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY WARREN HOWELER—

The former Tyler Memorial Hospital on Russell Hill serves as a linchpin enterprise in Wyoming County. Built in 1965—with major additions in 1978 and 1985—the hospital was a beacon of quality healthcare services for rural PA. However, Commonwealth Health—the for-profit organization that first purchased Tyler in 2011—ceased operations at the facility in 2022 and much of the Tunkhannock Township building […]

Bradford Hires Interim Public Safety Director

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY JAMES LOEWENSTEIN—

At their meeting on Thursday, June 27, the Bradford County Commissioners hired an interim public safety director and were told that Cummings Lumber Co. plans to rebuild its mill, which was recently damaged by fire. Robyn Cummings, whose husband is the president of Cummings Lumber Co., stated that they intend to rebuild its mill in Troy Township so that it […]

Donnora Attorneys Request Bail Reduction

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY WARREN HOWELER—

The attorneys for alleged drug dealer Anthony Donnora are asking the court to reduce their client’s $1 million bail. In a filing with the court on June 26, Scranton attorneys Michael and Joseph Sklarosky, Sr. stated that the 79-year-old Donnora is “physically worn out by age and infirmity.” The Sklaroskys also stated in their filing that their client suffers from […]

Education Foundation Donates School Supplies

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY WARREN HOWELER—

Each year, the Wyalusing Area School District puts out its school supply lists for students at both the elementary and high schools. And with the current economic climate, it has been difficult for some families in the district to purchase those items. Enter the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF). This year, the foundation board agreed to use a portion of […]

July 4th Basket Raffle

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

Members of the Herrickville community are busy preparing for their annual 4th of July celebration. All proceeds raised benefit the Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Company. This yearly event is one of their primary fundraisers. Shown above, from left, Colleen Taylor and Bob Welliver pose with a handful of donated items that will be raffled off this year. The basket raffle […]

Meshoppen to File Complaint Against Penelec

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY JAMES LOEWENSTEIN—

Meshoppen Borough will file a complaint with the Public Utility Commission (PUC) against Penelec for failing to repair streetlights in a timely manner, the borough council decided at its meeting on Monday, July 1. Councilman Bruce Priestner said he will file the complaint on behalf of the borough. Currently, there are eight or nine streetlights in the borough that are […]

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

Library Closure: July 4-6 the library will be closed to observe the Fourth of July holiday. Happy Belated Birthday to our fearless leader, Christi Condie. We are all very thankful for everything you do to bring joy and light to this library. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! July appeared in a blink, and with it comes an awesome STEAM […]

Forkston

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

Monica Denison
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It must have been a quiet week or everyone is getting ready to celebrate the Fourth, because I don’t have much news. Almon Otten is laid up with an injury that happened at work. In addition to Almon, please keep Cheryl Clauser and all those dealing with health issues in your thoughts and prayers. John Clary of Lake Winola (better […]

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