Photo and Story Rick Hiduk Volunteers from the Meshoppen Fire Company and the FWM Emergency Squad (above) blocked the southern end of Meshopany Ridge Road on Saturday after an unscheduled release of highly pressurized natural gas occurred at the Manning Compressor Station in Washington Township, Wyoming County. The sudden releaseContinue Reading

Photos and story by Rick Hiduk Residents of Rabbit Hollow in Washington Township return to their vehicle after being told by first responders from Meshoppen and Mehoopany that there has been an incident at the recently constructed UGI natural gas compressor station on Meshopany Ridge Road. (update link below) TheContinue Reading

Photo and Story by Rick Hiduk Wyoming County Commissioners (from right) Tom Henry, Ron Williams, and Judy Meade proclaimed the county’s observance of April 13 to 19 as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. They were joined at the meeting by Wyoming County 911 staff members (from left) Brian Miller, DebiContinue Reading

(Mehoopany) – Connection for Oil, Gas & Environment in the Northern Tier, Inc. (COGENT) is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for pipeline emergencies training. These funds will be used for training first responders in Bradford, Sullivan,Continue Reading

Photos and Story by Rick Hiduk The Wyoming County Commissioners chambers at the courthouse in Tunkhannock were filled on March 11, as representatives from Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services (MH/DS), several elected officials, and clients served by the agency joined the regular meeting of the commissioners for aContinue Reading

Thousands of miles of underground pipelines buried underneath Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier present new challenges to area first responders. COGENT, a locally-based organization proactive in pursuing productive partnerships among those involved in and affected by the natural gas industry, will receive funds from the state to provide specialized training for localContinue Reading