News Flash

Home

11 Stories
Posted on: April 2, 2020

County Encourages Online Registration, Mail-in Ballot Requests

An stylized image of a computer, a smartphone and tablet encourage Pennsylvanians to register to vot

As businesses and local government amend operations per the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Board of Commissioners wants to assure residents that Wayne County is fully equipped and prepared for the new June 2nd primary election date.

On Friday, March 27...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Court Suspends In-Person Filings at Prothonotary

HONESDALE (April 2, 2020) – The Wayne County Prothonotary’s Office has adjusted it operations after an Administrative Order issued by the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas requires that court filings be submitted via mail, except for ...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Gov. Wolf Grants Extension for License to Carry Permits

The logo for the PA Sheriff's Association.

Harrisburg, PA, April 1, 2020–Based on direction from Governor Wolf’s office, the Pennsylvania State Police released the following information about expired or expiring license to carry firearms permits:

  • Permits that expired on March 19...
Read on...

Home
Posted on: March 30, 2020

County Closes Recycling Center, Drop-Off Sites in Face of COVID-19

WAYNE COUNTY – The Wayne County Commissioners have temporarily closed the Wayne County Recycling Center in Beach Lake in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Once the governor issued his stay at home order for Wayne County, we decid...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Wayne County Added to Governor Wolf’s Stay At Home Order

An image stressing the importance of social distancing in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.

WAYNE COUNTY – As part of continuing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, Wayne County Commissioners have been informed that Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have added Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna and six other counties to ...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Wayne DA, Local PDs Sign Agreement for Manpower Mutual Aid

Wayne County District Attorney logo feature the scales of justice.

HONESDALE --Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced the implementation of a Mutual Aid Agreement which grants county-wide jurisdiction and enforcement powers to municipal departments amidst concerns due to the COVID-19 virus.

On March 26, 2020...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Sheriff Tweaks "License to Carry" Process under COVID-19 Restrictions

An image of the official shield of the Wayne County, PA, Sheriff's Office.

HONESDALE -- Because the Wayne County Courthouse has restricted public access, the Sheriff’s Office has decided to enact alternative policies with regard to License to Carry Firearms permit applications.

Individuals may print the PA State Applica...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: March 23, 2020

County Operations Remain Open, Public Access Restricted

A Centers for Disease Control image showing the symptoms of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

HONESDALE -- The Wayne County Courthouse and most other county buildings opened for business Monday morning, with noticeable changes in place with the health and safety of county employees and visitors in mind.

County commissioners implemented a restricted...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds Implement New Procedures

Wayne County Logo-01

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds has implemented procedures to assist the public:

COVID 19 - Register/Recorder Procedures

Read on...

Home
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Wayne County Court Issues Emergency Declaration

Wayne County Courthouse historic facade

President Judge Janine Edwards has issued an Emergency Declaration and Administrative Order regarding court operations in Wayne County. Beginning March 16th, 2020 through April 14th, 2020, court operations will include essential functions only:

Declaration...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Senior Center Activities Cancelled/Take Out & Home Delivered Meals Available

Wayne County, PA Area Agency on Aging Logo

The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging announces the cancellation of all activities at our senior centers, effective March 17, 2020 until further notice, according to Mary Ursich, MSW, Wayne County Area Agency on Aging Administrator.

“This is a pr...

Read on...

Home