Nelson Ruiz, a resident of Shohola, was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of defrauding the New York City School District out of approximately $2.7 million. He must also repay the money.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said that Ruiz also bribed a Department of Education (DOE) employee in furtherance of the fraud scheme. Read more
A new session of classes will begin with orientation at the Tri-State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC) facility at Shohola Business Center, 7pm. Registration prior to orientation is recommended. For a schedule of classes and times, and an application form visit www.tristatedogobedienceclub.org or call 570/296-5594.
The Delaware Valley School District and Pike County commissioners have voted to support Shohola Township’s real-estate tax abatement program. As reported in our May 9 issue, the commissioners had already approved the program, the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act (LERTA) plan for the entire county. However, in order to go into effect in any given locality, the plan must also be approved by the township in question and the affected school district. This has now happened in Shohola. Read more
Shohola Township Park & Recreation Committee hold clean-up day at the Township Building, 8am-3pm. 570/559-7394.
Ladies Aid Penny Social at Saint Jabobi's Church. Doors open at 2 pm, drawings start at 3pm. Refreshments served after.
Pike County Advanced Life Support (ALS) will remain the primary provider for Shohola Township—for now—despite concerns by some officials about its professionalism and sustainability. Township supervisors, after a lengthy discussion at their March 14 meeting during which they considered going with a different provider, tabled the matter for a second straight month. Read more
The American Lung Association’s 8 session program at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, 7:30pm. Register: 570/559-7608.
The Shohola Township Board of Supervisors is considering cutting ties with its ambulance provider, Pike County Advanced Life Support (ALS), due to “problems at scenes.” The news came as a shock to the ambulance service. Read more
Shohola Twp. Volunteer Fire & Rescue Annual February Thaw Chicken BBQ, 4-7pm. Tickets: $10. 570/559-7525.
Shohola Township supervisors have approved advertising a public hearing for a proposed local tax abatement law.
“The law could give Shohola a fighting chance to compete for businesses that are seeking to locate in the Tri-State area, and specifically in Shohola, by giving such companies a tax break,” said Michael Sullivan, director of the Pike County Economic Development Authority (EDA).
The hearing will be held at the beginning of the township council meeting on February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Read more