Regional Briefs 5/23/2013
3 seniors charged in drug conspiracy
WRIGHT TWP. - Three seniors were charged Wednesday with conspiring to sell hundreds of prescription pills to other students at Crestwood High School.
No national Google win for Dunmore girl
NEW YORK CITY — The Dunmore Elementary Center sixth- grader who won the “Doodle 4 Google” Pennsylvania championship did not win the national contest.
Man sentenced for extortion
SCRANTON — A Bradford County man was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation, the first six monthsto be served on home confinement, for attempting to extort a Marcellus Shale drilling company by threatening to report an alleged environmental violation.
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Waverly PD recognizes officers
The Waverly Police Department recently honored officers during its annual recognition ceremony, according to information from the department.
Officer Nate Harvey was recognized as Officer of the Year and
Ross shares memories of veterans
As she cleans the dirt and salt from winter out of the engraved bricks in the Sayre Theatre's front plaza, theater manager Margie Ross often reflects on the people attached to them.
This year, with Memorial Day approaching, Ross was attracted to the bric
Local Brief 5/23/2013
Anti-DUI measures scheduled locally for Memorial Day weekend
The Bradford County DUI Task Force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to a press release from the Towanda Bo
Vote tallies corrected for Sayre School Board
The correct unofficial results for the Democratic race for Sayre School Board are Richard Jennings 178; Kay S. Husick 158; Donald F. Skerpon 171; James B. Osborn 197; and
For one day, WISL back on the air Classics in parade, at park
Third in a series
SHAMOKIN - For the first time in nearly 10 years, listeners can turn their radios to 1480 AM on Saturday and hear Shamokin's "Morning Mayor" broadcasting live.
With the assistance of brothers Jim and Frank Treese and their Radio Anthra
New rule limits farm checks spending to state produce only
The state has a new rule regarding the farm checks given out to low-income people over age 60.
"This year, people can only use them to buy produce grown in Pennsylvania," Kathy Leahy, regional multi-services center manager with Diakon Community Services
Ground broken for bank building; housing development in the works
DEER LAKE - The Union Bank and Trust Co. won't be opening its new West Brunswick Township location until the end of the year, but a traffic light will be installed on Route 61 by the end of July.
During a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday morning, bank
369 jobs coming to Humboldt Industrial Park
HUMBOLDT - A popular clothing retailer will build a massive distribution center in Humboldt Industrial Park and plans to hire 369 people over the next four years.
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. also expects to add 600 additional workers at the proposed 1
Bruce 'Nick' Diettrick celebrates 92nd birthday
Bruce "Nick" Diettrick is celebrating his 92nd birthday today.
He was born on May 22, 1921 and lived in Berwick most of his life.
He received a basketball scholarship at Temple University and served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1944. After his ser
Retailer to add 369 jobs in area
A popular clothing retailer will build a massive distribution center in Humboldt Industrial Park and plans to hire 369 people over the next four years.
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. also expects to add 600 additional workers at the proposed 1 million-sq
Primary results: Auditor
Neither party had anyone filed as a candidate for a six-year auditor term. The primary had 19 write-ins from the Republican side and four write-ins for the Democrat side.
Neither party had a candidate for a six-year auditor
Lehigh Twp. tax collector primary
Unofficial results from the Carbon County Election Bureau show that Teresa M. Barna received 80 votes for Lehigh Township tax collector.
Barna, a Republican, was the only candidate from either party on Tuesday's primary election ballot. S
Nesquehoning tax collector primary
Patricia Vito received 303 votes in her bid to score a place on the November general election ballot for Nesquehoning tax collector, according to unofficial results from the Carbon County Election Bureau.
Vito, the incumbent tax collector, w
Summit Hill tax collector primary
Summit Hill Democrats gave incumbent tax collector Alice Kane 337 votes in Tuesday's primary election, the Carbon County Election Bureau reported in its unofficial tally.
She faced no opposition on either ballot.
Voters can petition for new school board primary
If voters think a mistake by election officials altered the outcome of a close primary for the Hazleton Area School Board on Tuesday they can petition county courts for a new election or other relief.
Voters have until June 10 to file petitions in Schuyl