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New Towanda State Police Barracks given conditional approval by Bradford County Planning

NORTH TOWANDA TOWNSHIP — The Bradford County Planning Commission gave a 90-day conditional/preliminary approval to the development of a new Towanda State Police barracks in their most recent meeting on Tuesday evening.


Three Towanda men facing assault charges

Three Towanda men’s assault left a victim with facial fractures, a brain bleed and lacerations to the head and face along with severe swelling of the victim’s right eye following an incident on Ames Avenue in Monroeton on Feb. 17.


Bradford County: Resistance to shooting range continues

NORTH TOWANDA — Resistance to Bradford County’s proposed shooting range near the county library followed the project to the county planning board Tuesday, which granted the endeavor a 90-day extension on its previously approved conditional preliminary plans.


Where does Pennsylvania rank in solar jobs?

Although jobs in the solar industry were down nationally in 2018, Pennsylvania was among states that saw job gains in 2018. According to The Solar Foundation, U.S. solar jobs fell by nearly 8,000 to 242,343 workers in 2018, down 3.2 percent from 2017.


Going through the pain of predictions

Every year that I have been on the wrestling beat I sit in front of my computer a few days before districts and I ask myself the same question, “Do I really want to put myself through all this pain?”


Man who led police on chase in Athens arraigned on felony charges

Athens Township Police have charged Cody Patrick Church, 28, of New Milford, with felony fleeing or attempting to elude police among other felony, misdemeanor and summary offenses following a incident that took place in Athens Township in August.


PA Fracking Wastewater Turned into Clorox Pool Salt

In 2013 Eureka Resources built a Marcellus Shale wastewater treatment facility near Towanda (Bradford County), PA with a capacity to treat up to 10,000 barrels of wastewater per day (see Eureka Resources Building PA’s Biggest Marcellus Wastewater Plant). Among the products produced at the “Standing


Commercial flight hits record 801 mph over Pennsylvania

A record breaking jet stream above New York City Monday night provided a turbo boost to a commercial flight to hit record speeds. With help of a rapid tailwind of a blazing 231 mph, Virgin Atlantic Flight 8, traveling from Los Angeles to London hit 801 mph! That could be a record a high speed for a


Five Pennsylvania locations top nation’s worst bottlenecks

Five Pennsylvania locations made the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) top 100 most congested bottlenecks for trucks in the United States. The locations are I-76 at I-676 in Philadelphia, I-81 at I-83 in Harrisburg, I-476 at I-95 in Philadelphia, I-76 at I-476 in Philadelphia and R


Storm brings up to 10 inches of snow to Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say the winter storm that has dumped as much as 10 inches of snow on the commonwealth has also disrupted transportation and prompted school and other closures in Pennsylvania.


Last remaining Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Pennsylvania closes

Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Hanover has closed. Assets from the restaurant at 342 Eisenhower Drive in York County are part of a liquidation auction, according to the website Auction Nation. Bidding in the auction ends Feb. 21 and includes assets such as kitchen equipment, tables, booths, high chairs


United Way slays $540K goal for second year

TOWANDA — Victory was celebrated Wednesday as United Way of Bradford County representatives gathered to revel in raising $540,000 to benefit the community for the second year in a row.


Westminster man sentenced for rape of York College student in Pennsylvania

A Westminster man on Wednesday was sentenced to serve 17 to 34 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for a forcible rape while he was a student at York College. Ethan Rippey, 23, was sentenced by York County Court Judge Craig Trebilcock to serve 7.5 to 15 years on one count of rape and 9.5 to 19 year


Elbridge mom and son continue to recover from ‘flying wheel’ accident in Pennsylvania

An Elbridge mother and son hurt in a freak accident driving in Pennsylvania continue to recover in the hospital. Michael Griswold, 36, his wife Heather and their three children were driving from Elbridge to Pennsylvania to see friends last Friday when a tire and partial axle flew through their winds


PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike issue commercial vehicle bans, restrictions

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have issued phased vehicle bans and restrictions for Wednesday as a winter storm hits across Pennsylvania. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, commercial vehicles (including buses) were banned from I-70 in Fulton County, and I-99 from I-80 to the turnpike.


Wyalusing, PA LNG Export Plant Making Progress

Last November MDN brought you the exciting news that New Fortress Energy is planning to build an LNG (liquefied natural gas) liquefaction EXPORT plant in landlocked Wyalusing (Bradford County), PA (see Big News! Marcellus LNG Export Plant Coming to Landlocked NEPA). What’s happening with the $800 mi


Slippery Conditions in Central Pennsylvania

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Driving conditions were dangerous in some parts of central Pennsylvania on Wednesday. A van carrying students home from school swerved and hit a tree along Beaver Lake Road just outside Hughesville.


100 West Water Apartments to open in April: An inside look

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - 100 West Water Apartments located at 100 West Water Street in Downtown Elmira, N.Y. have now reached their final stages in construction. These new apartments offer many high-end finishes and amenities that include:


Here's how Pennsylvania is doing midway through flu season

Sixteen adult deaths associated with influenza have been reported to the state Health Department in the last two weeks, rounding out what in the previous two years has been peak flu season.


Southern Poverty Law Center counts 36 active hate groups in Pennsylvania in 2018

The state of hate in Pennsylvania exploded onto the world stage last year with the October shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. The shooting is believed to be the single-worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.