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Issue 26— Thursday, January 21, 2021
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19-Year-Old Killed In Pa. Crash

HONESDALE — A 19-year-old man died in a one-car crash on Callicoon Road in Damascus Township, Pa., on Saturday, Jan. 9, Wayne County Coroner Edward R. Howell reported. Howell said the crash occurred at approximately 2 a.m. when the vehicle struck a tree along the edge of the roadway near the New York state border. At 4:20 a.m., Howell arrived on scene with Carol R. Lienert, Senior Death Investigator, and Mark M. James, Chief Deputy Coroner and pronounced Joseph Anthony Ducey of Damascus deceased. Ducey resided at home with his family in Damascus. Ducey was the driver of the sedan and did not have any passengers, Howell said. Pennsylvania State Police at Honesdale are also investigating this fatal crash..


WMH Curtailing Sat. Lab Services

HONESDALE — Effective immediately, Wayne Memorial Hospital is temporarily closing laboratory services on Saturdays at the Hamlin Family Health Center. Lab services will still be available Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the facility, 533 Easton Turnpike (Route 191) in Hamlin.
The temporary closure is due to staff re-allocation primarily to meet increased demand for COVID testing. Wayne Memorial is now performing close to 1,500 COVID outpatient tests per week at its Wayne County Fairgrounds site in Honesdale. Services there recently expanded to include Saturday mornings. Wayne Memorial offers PCR (polymerase-chain-reaction) tests, which are considered the "gold standard" as they offer the most accurate results available for COVID-19. The tests are sent to LabCorp for analysis.
For more information about Wayne Memorial's COVID-related services, visit COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) - Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org).













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