Body parts found in Honesdale freezer identified Updated at

Human remains discovered last month in a Wayne County freezer belong to a man who, until Wednesday, had been listed as a missing person. Coroner Edward Howell said that DNA testing confirmed that the remains found early April 11 at 61 Leonard Road, Ple…

Honesdale officer sues borough for retaliation

A Honesdale police officer filed a federal lawsuit against the borough and a fellow officer, alleging he was retaliated against for supporting embattled Police Chief Richard Southerton. Richard Fuschino, a part-time detective, claims he was denied a fu…

Honesdale officer sues borough for retaliation

A Honesdale police officer filed a federal lawsuit against the borough and a fellow officer, alleging he was retaliated against for supporting embattled Police Chief Richard Southerton. Richard Fuschino, a part-time detective, claims he was denied a fu…

Business Buzz

The Wilkes-Barre hotel received the Champion CusA tomer Care Award at Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ District VII Meeting held recently in National Harbor, Maryland. This honor is bestowed upon those member properties that demonstrate and best exemplify exceptional levels of service and care.

Business Buzz

The Wilkes-Barre hotel received the Champion CusA tomer Care Award at Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ District VII Meeting held recently in National Harbor, Maryland. This honor is bestowed upon those member properties that demonstrate and best exemplify exceptional levels of service and care.

Wine and Whiskey Fest brings Pennsylvania wine makers, distillers to area

Tanya and Kevin Tenbus, of Honesdale, sample some wine at the Deer Creek Winery booth at the inaugural Wine & Whiskey Fest Saturdayat Mohegan Sun Arena.

Wine and Whiskey Fest brings Pennsylvania wine makers, distillers to area

Tanya and Kevin Tenbus, of Honesdale, sample some wine at the Deer Creek Winery booth at the inaugural Wine & Whiskey Fest Saturdayat Mohegan Sun Arena.

FNCB reports improvement, plans growth

FNCB Bancorp. Inc., the parent company of FNCB Bank, has experienced a major financial turnaround and is now embarking on a plan to build new facilities and consolidate select locations.

FNCB reports improvement, plans growth

FNCB Bancorp. Inc., the parent company of FNCB Bank, has experienced a major financial turnaround and is now embarking on a plan to build new facilities and consolidate select locations.

Woman likely to be next Wayne judge

The most prominent race in the county involves two women – longtime attorney Pamela Wilson and Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards – vying for the open judgeship. Each candidate is cross-filed as a Democrat and a Republican, and the race may …

Woman likely to be next Wayne judge

The most prominent race in the county involves two women – longtime attorney Pamela Wilson and Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards – vying for the open judgeship. Each candidate is cross-filed as a Democrat and a Republican, and the race may …

Namedropper, April 28, 2017 — Girls Night Out, Super students, Designer Purse Bingo

Members of the Wright Center’s Auxiliary, including, front from left: Mary Marrara and Gerri McAndrew, and, second row, Karen Case, with Dr. Jignesh Sheth, senior vice president for clinical operations; and Patty Swierbinski, discuss plans for a third annual designer purse bingo on Sunday, May 21 at 1:15 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hall, 403 Delaware St., Jermyn. Tickets at $25 include admission and bingo cards, and may be reserved by calling 570-230-0019 and picked up at the Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley.

Namedropper, April 28, 2017 — Girls Night Out, Super students, Designer Purse Bingo

Members of the Wright Center’s Auxiliary, including, front from left: Mary Marrara and Gerri McAndrew, and, second row, Karen Case, with Dr. Jignesh Sheth, senior vice president for clinical operations; and Patty Swierbinski, discuss plans for a third annual designer purse bingo on Sunday, May 21 at 1:15 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hall, 403 Delaware St., Jermyn. Tickets at $25 include admission and bingo cards, and may be reserved by calling 570-230-0019 and picked up at the Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley.

Rural hospitals in region report deficits last year Updated at

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council released today its survey revealing that rural hospitals Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock Twp., Barnes-Kasson County Hospital in Susquehanna, Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale and Endless Mountains Health Systems outside Montrose had negative operating margins in fiscal year 2016. Expenses rose, and the lion’s share of their reimbursements came from Medicare and Medicaid, which pay less than private insurance companies for the same treatment and procedures.

Rural hospitals in region report deficits last year Updated at

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council released today its survey revealing that rural hospitals Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock Twp., Barnes-Kasson County Hospital in Susquehanna, Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale and Endless Mountains Health Systems outside Montrose had negative operating margins in fiscal year 2016. Expenses rose, and the lion’s share of their reimbursements came from Medicare and Medicaid, which pay less than private insurance companies for the same treatment and procedures.

Shoppers Happy to Hear of Viewmont Drive Paving

Viewmont Drive is one of the busiest roads in Lackawanna County and if you ask shoppers who have to go up and down it, it is also considered one of the worst. The Viewmont Mall’s owner also owns Viewmont Drive.

Shoppers Happy to Hear of Viewmont Drive Paving

Viewmont Drive is one of the busiest roads in Lackawanna County and if you ask shoppers who have to go up and down it, it is also considered one of the worst. The Viewmont Mall’s owner also owns Viewmont Drive.

Entertainment

The weekly Mah Jongg game moves back to the Manchester Community Library from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome, from beginners to experienced players. Sessions are free.

Entertainment

The weekly Mah Jongg game moves back to the Manchester Community Library from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome, from beginners to experienced players. Sessions are free.

Child abuser pleads guilty in Wayne County

HONESDALE  – A Beach Lake man who tried to break a 4-year-old boy’s neck pleaded guilty Monday in Wayne County Court to attempted homicide and terroristic threats. Steven Frank Wojtowicz, 32, repeatedly beat and choked the boy on Nov. 7 at a residence on Perkins Pond Road, saying he was going to kill the boy and his mother and bury them in a shallow grave and swamp, according to arrest papers.

‘The worst pain you can imagine’ – Trooper Shot at…

Calling it, “the worst pain you can imagine,” the trooper who survived the ambush at the barracks describes what it was like on the night when he and another state trooper were shot. Trooper Alex Douglass, one of two shot that night, and the only one to survive, told jurors all he’s been through since the sniper attack in September of 2014.

Honesdale Church Celebrates Easter with Potluck, Musical Performance

The Tabernacle Bible Church in Honesdale held its potluck this morning, dishing up some tasty food before a Resurrection Sunday worship service. “One of my favorite Easter traditions, absolutely.

Teen sentenced for stabbing, sexual assault of 83-year-old woman

HONESDALE, Pa. — A teenager has been sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison in a sexual assault and stabbing of an 83-year-old woman in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Monroe teen sentenced for assaulting elderly woman Updated at

HONESDALE – A boy who was 15 when he stabbed, robbed and sexually assaulted an elderly woman in her Wayne County home will serve 25 to 50 years in prison. Wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, thick glasses and his hair in a large Afro, Azaiah Willia…

88-year-old man dies in tractor accident

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Lackawaxen River Trail Plans Moving Along

With the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky, it’s just about the perfect day to go for a stroll in Wayne County. “It would be so much nicer to hear birds chirping and watch the eagles fly than trying to dodge people and worrying about getting hit crossing the street,” Neugebauer added.

Project Linus: Making Blankets to Comfort Boys and Girls

Project Linus is a non-profit that gives blankets to kids all around the country. Whether they are sick or hurt, “blanketeers” work hard to make each blanket unique.

‘Swapapalooza’ to support sustainable

She will paint a nature scene on an interior door in your home. Minimum bid: $800.

Girl Scouts Collect Blankets for Rescue Animals

Lauren and Taylor Mercereau of Greentown dropped off dozens of blankets at Billy’s New Hope Barn near Honesdale on Sunday.

Arduino Day Celebration in Honesdale

A group of tech junkies came together in Honesdale for Arduino Day, a worldwide event all about an electronic board that’s used in many electronic prototypes. The Pi Crafters hosted the event at the Stourbridge Project.