Woman likely to be next Wayne judge

Posted by Beach Lake News.

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 not be decided until the November general election if each candidate wins one of the two party nominations.

Child abuser pleads guilty in Wayne County

Posted by Beach Lake News.

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.

Family Scrambles To Escape As Road Gives Way In Wayne County

Posted by Beach Lake News.

It was a frightening ride for family driving along State Route 1011 also known as Adams Pond Road in Berlin Township Friday afternoon after their vehicle fell into a hole in the roadway. “Driving over and boom, it hit and I tried to put it in reverse because the cones were there and everything and it just revved up and I knew the tires were off the ground,” said Peter Alvarez of Paupack Township, who was driving his fiance, their baby and 8-year old son.

Family Scrambles To Escape As Road Gives Way In Wayne County

Posted by Beach Lake News.

It was a frightening ride for family driving along State Route 1011 also known as Adams Pond Road in Berlin Township Friday afternoon after their vehicle fell into a hole in the roadway. “Driving over and boom, it hit and I tried to put it in reverse because the cones were there and everything and it just revved up and I knew the tires were off the ground,” said Peter Alvarez of Paupack Township, who was driving his fiance, their baby and 8-year old son.

Couple Facing Sex Charges Involving Boys in Wayne County

Posted by Beach Lake News.

A husband and wife in Wayne County were in court Tuesday on a slew of sex charges involving children. Much of the content in the hearing was graphic and shocking.

State police nab Honesdale area man with heroin and ex-camp counselor

Posted by Beach Lake News.

A Honesdale area man who threw a bottle at his girlfriend ended up arrested for having two bricks of heroin and a shotgun after she fearfully texted her mother who alerted police, Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards said Tuesday. Russell E. Compton, 21, of Beach Lake, and Daniela McGinn, 19, of Short Hills, New Jersey, hung out together for almost two weeks after she was fired July 5 as a counselor at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp and called him to pick her up, Ms.

State police nab Honesdale area man with heroin and ex-camp counselor

Posted by Beach Lake News.

A Honesdale area man who threw a bottle at his girlfriend ended up arrested for having two bricks of heroin and a shotgun after she fearfully texted her mother who alerted police, Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards said Tuesday. Russell E. Compton, 21, of Beach Lake, and Daniela McGinn, 19, of Short Hills, New Jersey, hung out together for almost two weeks after she was fired July 5 as a counselor at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp and called him to pick her up, Ms.

Moving up

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Safe Haven says that in her interim role, Heij saw the organization through the worst part of the current budget crisis, determined to help in maintaining services and keeping the agency’s doors open. “I am aware that this is a transition period for this organization, this county, and this state,” said Heij.

Namedropper, Feb. 2, 2016

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton employees honored for 35 years of service include, seated, from left: Joanne Valenches, Dorothy Schield, Joseph Pusateri, Rose Murphy and Karen Williams. Standing: Michele Uhranowsky, Lorraine Staple, Judy Sanloski, John Petrini, Mark Lucas, Christine Kohanski, Linda Jennings, Sandra Hill, Karen Calpin and William Schoellig.

Namedropper, Feb. 2, 2016

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton employees honored for 35 years of service include, seated, from left: Joanne Valenches, Dorothy Schield, Joseph Pusateri, Rose Murphy and Karen Williams. Standing: Michele Uhranowsky, Lorraine Staple, Judy Sanloski, John Petrini, Mark Lucas, Christine Kohanski, Linda Jennings, Sandra Hill, Karen Calpin and William Schoellig.

Man charged after Vandling crash

Posted by Beach Lake News.

A Beach Lake man is charged with DUI and aggravated assault by vehicle stemming from an October crash that left another person with life-threatening injuries. Spencer Wahl, 27, 151 Bavarian Hill Road, is accused of crashing his car into a utility pole and tree on Main Street in Vandling about 11:15 p.m. on Oct. 2. Witnesses reported the vehicle passed two others “at a high rate of speed approximately 75 to 85” mph in an area with a 25 mph speed limit before missing a turn and hitting the pole, according to court documents.

Man charged after Vandling crash

Posted by Beach Lake News.

A Beach Lake man is charged with DUI and aggravated assault by vehicle stemming from an October crash that left another person with life-threatening injuries. Spencer Wahl, 27, 151 Bavarian Hill Road, is accused of crashing his car into a utility pole and tree on Main Street in Vandling about 11:15 p.m. on Oct. 2. Witnesses reported the vehicle passed two others “at a high rate of speed approximately 75 to 85” mph in an area with a 25 mph speed limit before missing a turn and hitting the pole, according to court documents.

Free Methodist Church grows in Wayne County

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Finding the Free Methodist Church provided a “comfortable and energized” atmosphere, Ms. Hugaboom became a member.

Free Methodist Church grows in Wayne County

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Finding the Free Methodist Church provided a “comfortable and energized” atmosphere, Ms. Hugaboom became a member.

World War II Vet Saw Pearl Harbor Firsthand

Posted by Beach Lake News.

All these years later, the sights and sounds of that day are still like a fresh memory for some of those who were there, including a veteran from Wayne County. Every year on this day, we see this film footage, the images from Pearl Harbor: the burning, sunken ships, the horror after America came under attack.

World War II Vet Saw Pearl Harbor Firsthand

Posted by Beach Lake News.

All these years later, the sights and sounds of that day are still like a fresh memory for some of those who were there, including a veteran from Wayne County. Every year on this day, we see this film footage, the images from Pearl Harbor: the burning, sunken ships, the horror after America came under attack.

Wayne County man cited after leaving scene

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Borough police cited a 21-year-old Beach Lake man after they said he left the scene of an accident before police arrived. Police said Tyler Jacob struck a parked vehicle after losing control of his vehicle on Aug. 8 in Honesdale.

Wayne County man cited after leaving scene

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Borough police cited a 21-year-old Beach Lake man after they said he left the scene of an accident before police arrived. Police said Tyler Jacob struck a parked vehicle after losing control of his vehicle on Aug. 8 in Honesdale.

Big Eddy Film Fest to Showcase New Documentaries

Posted by Beach Lake News.

It will include the Catskills premiere of a new documentary on the last surviving Jewish resort in Monticello, “Welcome to Kutsher’s.”  “Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict,” directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, delves into the bohemian life and storied loves of the black sheep of the Guggenheim family, the notorious art collector Peggy Guggenheim. A fascinating woman who championed her era’s most important artists, writers, and filmmakers, Guggenheim assembled the premier collection of 20th-century modern art while bravely living by her own rules.

Big Eddy Film Fest to Showcase New Documentaries

Posted by Beach Lake News.

It will include the Catskills premiere of a new documentary on the last surviving Jewish resort in Monticello, “Welcome to Kutsher’s.”  “Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict,” directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, delves into the bohemian life and storied loves of the black sheep of the Guggenheim family, the notorious art collector Peggy Guggenheim. A fascinating woman who championed her era’s most important artists, writers, and filmmakers, Guggenheim assembled the premier collection of 20th-century modern art while bravely living by her own rules.

Regional briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 15

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Borough police cited a 21-year-old Beach Lake man after they said he left the scene of an accident before police arrived. Police said Tyler Jacob struck a parked vehicle after losing control of his vehicle on Aug. 8 in Honesdale.

Regional briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 15

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Borough police cited a 21-year-old Beach Lake man after they said he left the scene of an accident before police arrived. Police said Tyler Jacob struck a parked vehicle after losing control of his vehicle on Aug. 8 in Honesdale.

Dollar General Expanding in Wayne County

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Three new Dollar General stores are popping up in Wayne County alone right now. In the U.S. the company plans to open more than 700 new stores.

Dollar General Expanding in Wayne County

Posted by Beach Lake News.

Three new Dollar General stores are popping up in Wayne County alone right now. In the U.S. the company plans to open more than 700 new stores.

Namedropper for Wednesday, June 3

Posted by Beach Lake News.

From left, President elect Ellen Keefer, retired state trooper Marty Robbins and President Leroy Spoor gathered at the spring luncheon of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Wayne Chapter. From left, St. Marty’s Villa Chaplain Father Peter Menghini and Captain Harry Newak at a special Mass to dedicate and bless a pink alabaster Sacred Heart of Jesus statue placed in the nursing home’s chapel.

Namedropper for Wednesday, June 3

Posted by Beach Lake News.

From left, President elect Ellen Keefer, retired state trooper Marty Robbins and President Leroy Spoor gathered at the spring luncheon of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Wayne Chapter. From left, St. Marty’s Villa Chaplain Father Peter Menghini and Captain Harry Newak at a special Mass to dedicate and bless a pink alabaster Sacred Heart of Jesus statue placed in the nursing home’s chapel.

Park service seeking volunteers

Posted by Beach Lake News.

BEACH LAKE, PA – The National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River are looking for volunteers to donate a few hours of their time at some of the busiest Upper Delaware River boat launches and access points on weekends throughout the summer visitor season, from June 13 through September 6. Those who enjoy spending time outdoors, consider themselves to be a “people person” and have extra time on their hands, are encouraged to sign up to be a watershed steward. Among the duties of a watershed steward will be helping to stop the spread of invasive species, which are a growing threat in the Delaware River.

Park service seeking volunteers

Posted by Beach Lake News.

BEACH LAKE, PA – The National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River are looking for volunteers to donate a few hours of their time at some of the busiest Upper Delaware River boat launches and access points on weekends throughout the summer visitor season, from June 13 through September 6. Those who enjoy spending time outdoors, consider themselves to be a “people person” and have extra time on their hands, are encouraged to sign up to be a watershed steward. Among the duties of a watershed steward will be helping to stop the spread of invasive species, which are a growing threat in the Delaware River.

Wayne County sentencings

Posted by Beach Lake News.

The following were sentenced by Wayne County Senior Judge Robert J. Conway: a Albert Stanat, 56, Moscow, 48 to 96 months in a state correctional institute and submit to the drawing of a DNA sample for person not to possess/use firearms on June 4 in Salem Twp. a Brian Wonesky, 25, Beach Lake, one to 12 months in the Wayne County Correctional Facility, $57.88 in restitution and a drug and alcohol evaluation for theft by unlawful taking between Aug. 8-10 in Palmyra Twp.

Wayne County sentencings

Posted by Beach Lake News.

The following were sentenced by Wayne County Senior Judge Robert J. Conway: a Albert Stanat, 56, Moscow, 48 to 96 months in a state correctional institute and submit to the drawing of a DNA sample for person not to possess/use firearms on June 4 in Salem Twp. a Brian Wonesky, 25, Beach Lake, one to 12 months in the Wayne County Correctional Facility, $57.88 in restitution and a drug and alcohol evaluation for theft by unlawful taking between Aug. 8-10 in Palmyra Twp.