Fire Guts Home in Greentown

Fire Guts Home in Greentown

Fire gutted a home yesterday along Hemlock Grove Road in Greentown.  Fifteen fire companies from three counties fought the blaze that broke out around 1 o’clock.  Reports say the homeowner left for a few minutes and returned to find smoke coming out of the house. A section of the roof collapsed. The Red Cross was called to assist the family. A cause of the fire is still being determined.


Proposed Electronic Assembly Plant In Forest City Won’t Be Built

A proposed 47,000 square foot electronic assembly plant that was supposed to bring up to 265 jobs to Forest City is a victim of the current economic crisis in the U.S.  Pittsburgh based JEC Technologies says deteriorating economic conditions have prompted them to call off the project permanently.  Around $1.5 million needed to complete the $10.6 million project became impossible to secure.  Greater Forest City Industries President Bob McGraw said that the plant would have had a good shot at being built had the plans been announced at least a year ago.  Announcement of the proposed plant was made last March.  The electronic assembly plant was to be built in the VISION 2000 Industrial Park along Route 247.  The salaries of the jobs of designing and printing motherboards for electronics, were supposed to start at $41,000.


Lake Ariel Man Sentenced For Shooting Mother-In-Law’s Dog

A Lake Ariel man was sentenced to six months in prison for shooting and killing his mother-in-law’s dog.  John Paul Reck pleaded guilty to the charge of disorderly conduct in front of District Justice Carney in Hawley and was immediately sentenced.  The incident took place last May in Lake Ariel.  Reck is already in prison serving time on unrelated charges.