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Fatality in Wyoming County
An unidentified person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 29 in Eaton Township in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2019. Mere minutes after the crash, first responders worked on the vehicles, as Triton Hose Company, state police, and other emergency crews raced to the scene. No other information was available Friday evening.
(Update 10-12-19): A press release issued by the state police at Tunkhannock reports that Leland J. Cook, 66, of Tunkhannock, Pa., is the person who died in the accident.
Police reported that Cook was driving a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta south on state Route 29 on Friday around 1:37 p.m. Heading north at the same time was a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe operated by Bianca M. Rubino, 30, of Harveys Lake, Pa.
The report indicated that the Hyundai crossed over the double yellow line of the road about 819 feet south of Church Road, striking the Volkswagen head-on in the process.
Police said that Cook was not wearing his seatbelt when the accident occurred, and died as a result of fatal injuries he suffered as a result of the crash. Rubino was wear her seatbelt when the collision occurred, and suffered suspected minor injuries. Rubino was evaluated at the scene by EMS, but was not transported.
That report did not indicate if any charges are pending in the case. Tpr. Jordan Chiochio investigated.
Tunkhannock Fall Fest
Quilts were once again featured at the United Methodist Church during the Tunkhannock Fall Fest. A record 125 quilts were on display this year, topping the previous year’s record of 115. In addition, the Fall Fest featured a number of activities and crafts for the public.
Noxen Fall Fest
A car show was the main attraction this year at the Noxen Fall Fest, with vehicles of all shapes, sizes and makes on display.
Wyoming County Courthouse hosts works of local Photographers
Works from photographers Ariana Lizza, Dennis Montross, and Jen Staskiel are on display through January at the Wyoming County Courthouse.
This is the main intersection of Tunkhannock Borough in Pennsylvania. I recorded this at 10 times normal speed, which means that for every minute you see, 10 minutes have actually passed. Don’t you wish the traffic would go this fast in real time?
Twice a year, the Humane Society of Wyoming County conducts a rabies clinic, allowing people to have their beloved dogs and cats inoculated against the dread disease.
The Tunkhannock Area High School held its Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 11, 2019. Go Team!
Open Mic Night
Everyone is a star during Open Mic Night at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Among those who strutted their stuff included Linda Mennicuccy, John Smith, and Tony Sykes. Performers Timothy Zieger and his buddy Zach rounded things out for a very entertaining evening.
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Montross Hadsall!
IOn Oct. 1, 2019, former Wyoming County Commissioner Charlotte Montross Hadsall turned 101. On that day, the current Wyoming County Commissioner paid Charlotte a visit, giving her a little present. Charlotte is the first woman to serve as a Wyoming County Commissioner, having been appointed to fill the unexpired term of her late husband, Jack Montross, who died in office.
Boy Scout Troop 186 and Cub Scout Pack 186 of Meshoppen are sponsoring a Haunted House every Friday and Saturday in October. The event starts at the Forkston Grange, and features a hayride to the Haunted House at the Windy Valley Pavilions. The house features a slew of scary scenes and situations, and is definitely not for the faint of heart!
On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, the Wyoming County Hope Coalition held Recovery Celebration – in recognition of the efforts of everyone involved in helping people recover from drug addiction.
Hundreds of kids and adults attended the Touch-A-Truck event at Lazybrook Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Sponsored by the Dietrich Theater, the event allowed people to get up close with trucks, buses, fire engines, and other large vehicles.
Folks enjoyed the food, music and fun at the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce’s FallFest Mixer on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Shadowbrook in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.
Hanging at the jail
Greg Spencer recently gave an entertaining account of two men hanged for murder at the old Wyoming County Jail in the 19th century. Greg’s talk was part of the Historic Walking Tour, sponsored by the Dietrich Theater.
St. Patrick’s Church of Nicholson held a harvest festival on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Fourth Friday fun
Merchants in downtown Tunkhannock once again open their doors and hearts to the public during the Fourth Friday of the month with special events and attractions.
Creekside Gardens in Tunkhannock, Pa., is a place of many magical moments. In addition to the butterfly release held a few weeks ago, kids enjoyed decorating pumpkins, while adults could take advantage of the bargains offered by the farmer’s market.