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  • Easter custom: Young Archbald woman carries on tradition of making Paska P aska, aka Easter Bread, remains an absolute must for local families of Eastern European heritage. However, you’d be hard pressed to find a younger expert at crafting the distinctive braided egg bread than Archbald resident Hillary Spryn. | 4/16/2014
  • Earth Day puts organic wines in mind With Earth Day around the corner, our thoughts often focus on the environment. For some of us, it may even get us thinking about the wines we drink and whether they are produced in an organic, sustainable or biodynamic manner that respects the environment. | 4/16/2014
  • Commissioners recognize OF girls basketball team OLD FORGE - The Lackawanna County commissioners recognized the Old Forge girls basketball team for its run at the state championship on Tuesday at the high school. Brief remarks were offered and a proclamation and certificates were presented to the play | 4/15/2014
  • CONCERTS UPDATE: Montage adds Fall Out Boy, Paramore Fall Out Boy and Paramore are the two latest acts set to play The Pavilion at Montage Mountain this summer. The two bands will bring their co-headlining Monumentour to the amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m., according to the venue’s website. | 4/15/2014
  • Admar finishes renovations in Pittston Twp. PITTSTON TWP. - Admar, a construction equipment rental and sales company, completed renovations on its 19,000-square-foot location on Armstrong Road. | 4/16/2014
  • WVIA receives surprise donation PITTSTON TWP. - WVIA Public Media received a surprise donation Monday - but not from the typical pledge drive. | 4/16/2014
  • Gabe's opens in Amato plaza WILKES-BARRE TWP. - One month after purchasing the largely vacant East End Centre, developer and former champion drag racer Joe Amato already has a tenant lined up. | 4/16/2014
  • Letters to the Editor 4/16/2014 Keep the faith Editor: Having worked in the area of evaluating and treating juvenile and adult sex offenders for almost 30 years, I have seen the terrific damage caused to victims and families and their struggle to recover. The secondary effects are felt | 4/16/2014
  • Voter registration deadline is Monday Voter registration deadline Monday SCRANTON - Monday is the last day to register to vote in the May 20 primary election, Lackawanna County Director of Elections Marion Medalis said. The Department of Elections office, 2400 Stafford Ave., will be open tod | 4/16/2014
  • Third bid round starts for Armory HARRISBURG - The state has launched a third round of bidding for the Watres Armory in Scranton, and this time a historic facade covenant has been dropped. | 4/16/2014
  • Old Forge closer on police chief OLD FORGE - The borough still doesn't have a police chief, but it did gain one new police officer and a dump truck at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening. | 4/16/2014
  • Lackawanna County Court Notes 4/16/2014 Marriage Licenses - Mitchell Hunter Coffman and Jocelyn Elizabeth Woodman, both of South Abington Twp. - Cal Kiefer and Lida Isis Snyder, both of Blakely. - Jeffrey Robert Leggieri, Jacksonville, N.C., and Shadeau Arianna Muia, Blakely. - Michael | 4/16/2014
  • Flipped tractor trailer shuts down I-380 southbound COVINGTON TWP. - Two unrelated car crashes, including a flipped tractor trailer, shut down I-380 southbound near mile marker 14.7, Pennsylvania State Police at Dunmore said. | 4/16/2014
  • Zummo's Cafe to get new owner SCRANTON - Zummo's Cafe will soon be under new ownership. The company is getting ready to welcome "new Zummo's Cafe owners," according to posts made Tuesday night on Facebook pages of Zummo's Cafe and Electric City Roasting Co. | 4/16/2014
  • H.S. BASKETBALL: Sunseri takes over at Lackawanna Trail Christian Sunseri spent three years helping to make Lackawanna Trail a championship contender in boys basketball as a player. Now he plans on continuing that commitment as the program’s coach. | 4/16/2014
  • H.S. ROUNDUP: Abington Heights rolls to volleyball win Kevin Schumacher had nine kills and 15 assists and Jeremy Critchley had nine digs to lead Abington Heights to a 3-1 win over Lackawanna Trail in a Lackawanna League boys volleyball match Tuesday. | 4/16/2014
  • Wilkes hires Metz as men’s hoops coach WILKES-BARRE — Izzi Metz has seen the game of basketball through a variety of lenses and has had the chance to experience coaching college basketball at the highest level in one of the sports most powerful conferences. | 4/16/2014
  • Pittsburgh sends help to local Pens As the Pittsburgh Penguins set their lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight, they sent some key reinforcements to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. | 4/16/2014
  • BasketBall to feature prominent D-I coaches St. John’s Lavin will be guest speaker at Coaches vs. Cancer gala at Mohegan Sun.No one knows better than Steve Lavin how cancer can transform a life. | 4/16/2014
  • Local College Sports 4/16/2014 Kerry Sullivan scored six goals to lead the University of Scranton to a 13-11 win over Cabrini College in a nonconference women’s lacrosse match Tuesday at Fitzpatrick Field.Meghan Kerr had four goals and four assists for the Royals (4-7). Scranton led by | 4/16/2014
  • RailRiders, Bisons will play pair Thursday; other game put off until early July RailRiders, Bisons will play pair Thursday; other game put off until early July.Well, at least the RailRiders can’t say it’s the rain that cost them another day on the baseball field.This time, winter’s temporary return got them. | 4/16/2014
  • Former Old Forge standout shifts to safety for Nittany Lions STATE COLLEGE — The ball sailed over the middle, and he read it perhaps a step faster than even the receiver did. So Brian Tomasetti sprinted, and he leaped, and had he been a few inches taller or that collision between receiver and another defender hadn’t knocked him off course | 4/16/2014
  • Pittsburgh-Columbus series pits former Baby Penguins coaches Bylsma, Richards When two former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coaches square off tonight in the first round of the NHL playoffs — Dan Bylsma for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Todd Richards for the Columbus Blue Jackets — Bylsma will be wearing a Stanley Cup ring and Richards will want one. | 4/16/2014
  • Funeral Notices 4/16/2014 BARRETT, LINDA J., Scranton, private. Arrangements: Eagen-Hughes Funeral Home, 2908 Bir­ney Ave., Scranton, PA 18505. BELLADONNA, MARIE T., Old Forge, Tuesday, Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, Robert J. Gil­lette, funeral director, Old Forge. Mass, St. Mary | 4/16/2014
  • Arrest made in September crash that killed 6-month-old in Susquehanna County A Kingsley man was charged Tuesday for a September fatal car crash that killed a 6-month-old girl in Susquehanna County. | 4/16/2014
  • Dem state House candidates refrain from rips at debate Early on, former Valley View School Director Bob Munley seemed to hint that his debate Tuesday with state Rep. Kevin Haggerty could turn lively. | 4/16/2014
  • Judge denies motion to dismiss sexual assault charges against teacher Former Scott Twp. Police Chief James Romano committed prosecutorial misconduct when he had sex with a potential witness in the sexual assault case against a fired Lakeland High School teacher, but that does not warrant dismissal of those charges against Matthew Stevens, a Lackawanna County judge ruled. | 4/16/2014
  • Scranton attorneys seeks reduced sentence for tax evasion Facing 10 to 16 months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines, Lackawanna County's former guardian ad litem is asking a judge to consider her dedication to her profession when he sentences her today for her guilty plea to tax evasion. | 4/16/2014
  • Hawaiian-themed dinner in La Plume part of Make-A-Wish dream LA PLUME TWP. - Even without a warm Hawaiian breeze blowing through Evans Hall at Keystone College, students and community members embraced the island spirit to support a local Make-A-Wish child. | 4/16/2014
  • Police: Man pilfered home of Dunmore police chief's parents DUNMORE - With assistance from the GPS tracker on an iPhone, Dunmore police arrested an Olyphant man who allegedly broke into the home of the borough police chief's parents. | 4/16/2014
  • Moosic man accused of animal abuse arrested at his home with more dogs MOOSIC - John Tanis took the collar without bark or bite. Borough police arrested the accused animal abuser Tuesday morning after arriving at his 816 Main St. home in the driving rain with a warrant and handcuffs. | 4/16/2014
  • Homicide suspect charged in jailhouse assault A Carbondale man awaiting trial for the 2012 stabbing death of another man now faces a new charge for assaulting a fellow inmate at Lackawanna County Prison. | 4/16/2014
  • After summerlike weather, a 40-degree drop and snow Precipitation and plummeting temperatures brought late-season snow and ice to Northeast Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. Rain turned to snow as temperatures dropped from a midnight Tuesday high of 65 degrees, National Weather Service hydrometeorologist Mitch Gilp said | 4/16/2014
  • Flood advisory issued for NEPA counties Small streams and drainages might jump their banks after today's rains, according to the National Weather Service. The service issued a flood advisory until 5:30 p.m. today for Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties. Streams and ar | 4/15/2014
  • Boston police investigate 2 backpacks, clear area BOSTON (AP) - Police have evacuated the area around the Boston Marathon finish line to investigate two unattended backpacks. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at | 4/15/2014
  • Market Eats: Crepelandia’s crepe factory It took Will Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby some time (and a bruised shoulder) to change his mind about crepes. And if you’re a Francophile you might have noticed a... | 4/16/2014
  • Why Michigan cannabis reformers are shy about the high We chase marijuana’s high, and are confronted with Michigan’s new lows. | 4/15/2014
  • Detroit bankruptcy 'cramdown' could end pension fight Done deal. | 4/15/2014
  • The Man Who Would Be King: ‘Maximilian and Carlota’ recounts Mexico’s last European rulers This month marks the 150th anniversary of the last attempt at European rule in Mexico. Local historian M. M. McAllen brings this fascinating story... | 4/16/2014
  • Poet Jenny Browne on Long Walks and Love Letters to Strangers The Yanaguana is not just a place forgotten in history. The waters that once satisfied the thirst of our early settlers continue to nurture deep thought... | 4/16/2014
  • Albert Alvarez Hopes You’re Horrified If Goya’s The Disasters of War impregnated the Garbage Pail Kids, Albert Alvarez’s “La Chamba/Dirty Work” would be their... | 4/16/2014
  • Detroit's 'grand bargain' in Lansing's hands now Deal to save DIA art could be a grand illusion. | 4/15/2014
  • Man charged with hoax BOSTON - Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device. Police Superintendent Randall Halstead says the man was stop | 4/16/2014
  • In Congress, big-money interest groups rule Buying a seat in Congress. | 4/15/2014
  • Dunmore Neighborhood Watch notes reckless ATV riders, graffiti on traffic signs DUNMORE - Vandals tagging street signs and people recklessly driving quads through traffic or onto sidewalks were among the latest observations Dunmore Neighborhood Watch shared with borough officials. Watch members noted the problems during the group's | 4/16/2014
  • Regional briefs, April 16, 2014 I-380 shut down after two crashes COVINGTON TWP. - Two unrelated car crashes, including a flipped tractor-trailer, shut down I-380 southbound near mile marker 14.7 late Tuesday night, state police at Dunmore said. Police also said hazardous material is o | 4/16/2014
  • Alternate lunches stay despite controversy YATESVILLE - Members of the Pittston Area School Board tried and failed to reverse an alternate school lunch policy they believe unfairly segregates students in the cafeteria. At the school board's regular meeting Tuesday night, board member Richard Gorz | 4/16/2014
  • Countryside Conservancy to push forward with trail project GLENBURN TWP. - After nearly a week of waiting, contractors from Rutledge Excavating Inc. can continue to build a 2-mile stretch of trail that snakes through the township and is central to a long-stalled project. Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously | 4/16/2014
  • More to be armed with pepper spray in federal prisons A pilot program to arm federal correctional officers with pepper spray, which gained support following the February 2013 murder of a correctional officer from Nanticoke, will be expanded to include other staffers who deal directly with inmates at United | 4/16/2014
  • Abington Heights Education Association requests fact-finding report Nearly three years after the Abington Heights teachers' contract expired, the district's education association has again asked an independent party to step in to help find a solution. President James Maria said the union requested a fact-finding report f | 4/16/2014
  • Community events list, 4/16/14 Archbald Borough recycling: Archbald recycling scheduled for Friday will be picked up Monday. Jessup Date correction: Nadine Cenci Marchegiani Foundation porketta sandwich sale, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jessup Hose Company 2, Hill Street; $3.50, advance | 4/16/2014
  • North Schuylkill may raise taxes in next school year FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - Taxpayers in the North Schuylkill School District will see a 1.1 mill increase in their real estate taxes in the 2014-15 budget year. During its April 9 meeting, the North Schuylkill school board adopted its "proposed final budget" of | 4/16/2014
  • Thoughts on Mary Barra, Mike Ilitch and more Metro Times readers' responses. | 4/15/2014
  • Municipal Authority awards contract for Mahanoy Business Park Project The Schuylkill County Municipal Authority awarded a bid for the Mahanoy Business Park Project at its meeting Tuesday. Pending governmental approval due to regulations, Michael F. Ronca & Sons Inc., Shamokin, was awarded the contract for $3,231,000. "We o | 4/16/2014
  • Mahanoy City woman charged in December stabbing death MAHANOY CITY - A Mahanoy City woman was jailed Tuesday charged with stabbing her mother's boyfriend to death in December. Kimberly Lynn Hons, 33, of 739 E. Mahanoy Ave., was formally charged with voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, both felony | 4/16/2014
  • Around the Region n McAdoo: Gary Perna Jr., Six County Firemen's Association president, has issued a reminder to all association members that the 2014 dues must be paid by June 1. For more information, call Secretary John Nilles at 570-459-2595 or email to | 4/16/2014
  • Ringtown enters energy-savings program RINGTOWN - The borough will participate in an energy-savings program through PPL Electric Utilities that could recoup any upgrade costs in about a year. Borough foreman Scott Schuetrum explained the program Monday during the Ringtown Borough Council meet | 4/16/2014
  • Saint Clair appeals open records ruling by peter e. bortner Saint Clair borough officials asked Schuylkill County Court on Monday to overturn a state Office of Open Records ruling that would require it to release copies of what it alleges are police investigations. "Police investigations and | 4/16/2014
  • North Schuylkill supervisor resigns to become superintendent at Panther Valley FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - The North Schuylkill school board accepted at its April 9 meeting the resignation of Dennis Kergick Sr., supervisor of curriculum and federal programs, who will be the new Panther Valley School District superintendent. Kergick will tak | 4/16/2014
  • Blue Mountain teacher selected for training program in France ORWIGSBURG - A Blue Mountain High School French and Spanish teacher will be one of 40 teachers in the country heading to France in June to participate in a training program to further improve their language skills. Jennifer Gipe said Tuesday that she was | 4/16/2014
  • Two people in critical condition after a after crash in North Manheim Township Two of three people injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning are in critical condition in North Manheim Township. "It was a violent crash," Pottsville fire Chief Todd March said. A supervisor at the Schuylkill County Communications Center said a ca | 4/16/2014
  • Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test After months of passionate protest, petitions and public forums, faculty, students and administration of the five Alamo Community Colleges let out a sigh of... | 4/16/2014
  • For the record Marriage licenses William M. Mooney, Minersville, and Katherine J. Shiko, Pottsville. Shon M. White, Pottsville, and Katie L. Katherine Jones, Pottsville. John A. Sadusky Jr., Pottsville, and Karen J. Ebert, Pottsville. Collin D. Manbeck, Orwigsburg, and | 4/16/2014
  • Pottsville falls to Daniel Boone BIRDSBORO - Shawn Johnson had three kills and six digs as the Pottsville's boys' volleyball team fell 25-22, 25-7, 25-18 to Daniel Boone in a Berks League Section I match on Tuesday. Dan Beruck had six assists and Kory Kleckner added three blocks for the | 4/16/2014
  • Lavin is keynote speaker for Coaches vs. Cancer event No one knows better than Steve Lavin how cancer can transform a life. The St. John's University men's basketball coach learned that the hard way in 2011. | 4/16/2014
  • Snow wipes out RailRiders' doubleheader in Buffalo Well, at least the RailRiders can't say it's the rain that cost them another day on the baseball field. | 4/16/2014
  • Bylsma, Richards are familiar foes When two former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coaches square off in the first round of the NHL playoffs tonight - Dan Bylsma for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Todd Richards for the Columbus Blue Jackets - Bylsma will be wearing a Stanley Cup ring and Richards will want one. | 4/16/2014
  • WBS Penguins welcome back valuable players As the Pittsburgh Penguins set their lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight, they sent some key reinforcements to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. | 4/16/2014
  • Pair of Wyoming Area coaches step down A pair of Wyoming Area coaches recently turned in their resignations, leaving head coaching vacancies in girls basketball and field hockey. | 4/16/2014
  • Shooting range hearing continued West Hazleton Zoning Hearing Board needs more time to resolve jurisdictional issues that were raised over a businessman's proposal for operating an indoor shooting range on Lehigh Valley Drive. A nearly three-hour zoning hearing held Tuesday over a speci | 4/16/2014
  • Neighbor fears man in condemned home Luzerne County's district attorney office will continue pursuing a case against an Ebervale man who allegedly threatened Hazle Township road crews with a bow and arrow last May as they attempted to remove debris from a street near his home. Assistant Dis | 4/16/2014
  • West Hazleton Zoning Hearing Board needs more time to resolve jurisdictional issues that were raised over a businessman's proposal for operating an indoor shooting range on Lehigh Valley Drive. A nearly three-hour zoning hearing held Tuesday over a speci | 4/16/2014
  • Smith to play softball at Bloomsburg When it came to choosing a college location played a big role for Erin Smith. The Tunkhannock senior, whose parents Barb and Greg Smith are from Towanda, liked the location of Bloomsburg and that played a role in her choice on where to play college softb | 4/16/2014
  • VSU player pleads guilty in assault on rival quarterback WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A Virginia State University football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State University's quarterback during last fall's CIAA banquet. Lamont Britt entered his plea on a charge of simple assault Tuesday. Judge De | 4/16/2014
  • History center launches observance of Civil War Heritage Month James H. "Jimmy" Blankenship Jr. from Petersburg National Battlefield spoke about the Civil War in Prince George County on Tuesday night at the Prince George Heritage Center. About 50 people came for the evening event, which launched the observance of Ci | 4/16/2014
  • Discarded smoking materials causes duplex fire CHESTERFIELD - The county Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded Monday afternoon to 13421 Woodbriar Ridge for the report of a house fire. Lt. Jason Elmore said fire crews arrived just after 3 p.m. to find a two-story duplex with hea | 4/16/2014
  • Canton grad Layng earns honor For his efforts this past Thursday and Friday at the Messiah Invitational, Canton Brian Layng was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week by the league office on Monday. Elizabethtown's Layng set a new personal recor | 4/16/2014
  • Plans for Sheetz store reviewed by planning commission Construction of the planned 6,498 square-foot Sheetz convenience store in Wysox Township is expected to begin during the spring of 2015 and be completed in the fall of 2015, an engineer representing Sheetz Inc. said. Engineer Bill Sauserman, representi | 4/16/2014
  • World War II veteran from Gillett recalls Honor Flight Korean War veteran said visit was 'amazing' World War II veteran Lynn Maynard, 92, of Gillett, said the recent Twin Tiers Honor Flight trip "was the greatest thing that's happened in a long time to me." "I loved it," he said. Accompanied by hi | 4/16/2014
  • Honor Flight trip flies veterans to Washington On Saturday, April 12, 2014, 52 World War II veterans and 26 Korean War veterans and their guardians boarded a flight at Binghamton Regional Airport and flew to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials and witness the changing of the guard at Arlington Na | 4/16/2014
  • Full of Witt WASHINGTON - No one in NBA history has coached more games with less success than Randy Wittman. He's been in charge for 519 of 'em. Won only 190. That winning percentage of .366 makes him the sole owner of last place among the 90 men who have coached at | 4/16/2014
  • Olympic swimmer decides to come out of retirement Don't expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement. Even if Phelps' comeback is a success, it will be different this time around. No more swimming seven or eight events at the Olympics or world championships | 4/16/2014
  • Pacers will rest INDIANAPOLIS - The Pacers finally have a chance to relax. With nothing at stake Wednesday night in Orlando, coach Frank Vogel plans to rest three of his starters and limit the minutes for the other two. Players and coaches are smiling again, and the stre | 4/16/2014
  • NEW YORK - Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson visited the New York Jets on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Johnson was officially released by the Titans on April 7, three days after the team inform | 4/16/2014
  • Coroner: W-B fire victim died of carbon monoxide poisoning A Wilkes-Barre woman died early Tuesday morning of carbon monoxide poisoning following a fire at her Wyoming Street home. Wilkes-Barre Fire Chief Jay Delaney said firefighters responded to 276 Wyoming St. around 11:30 p.m. Monday and found Laurie Merrit | 4/16/2014
  • Wyoming Area teachers return to picket line EXETER - The Wyoming Area School Board unanimously rejected an arbitration decision on a new teachers contract at Tuesday's meeting. As a result of the 7-0 vote with two board members absent, teachers will have a one-day strike today. Only seniors will | 4/16/2014
  • Pepper spray program to expand to prison staffers A pilot program to arm federal correctional officers with pepper spray, which gained support following the February 2013 murder of a correctional officer from Nanticoke, will be expanded to include other staffers who deal directly with inmates at United | 4/16/2014
  • Discount fashion retailer headed to East End Centre WILKES-BARRE TWP. - One month after purchasing the largely vacant East End Centre, developer and former champion drag racer Joe Amato has a tenant lined up. Gabriel Brothers, a discount fashion retailer, has signed a lease with Amato Properties to open | 4/16/2014
  • Flood authority addresses levee fee criticism Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority officials on Tuesday responded to criticism about their fee structure being inequitable by saying bills are tabulated based on property assessments and the fee is not meant to be a "cash cow." County Council Vic | 4/16/2014
  • Glodzik company ordered to pay $8K Financial troubles for Leo Glodzik III continue to mount. An $8,380 judgment was levied against one of his companies Tuesday morning in Luzerne County Court related to a lien filed Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The state | 4/16/2014
  • W-B parking authority records subpoenaed The focus of federal investigations in Wilkes-Barre has expanded to the Wilkes-Barre City Parking Authority as authorities have subpoenaed all records related to a controversial 2012 proposal to lease the city's parking assets - an effort that eventuall | 4/16/2014
  • Margaret Mary 'Meg' (Miller) Finlan April 13, 2014 Margaret Mary "Meg" (Miller) Finlan of Ashland passed away peacefully Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements. For additional information, visit www. | 4/16/2014
  • Daniel J. Cervasio April 15, 2014 Daniel J. Cervasio, 49, of Hazleton, and a guest at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hazle Township, passed away Tuesday morning. Funeral arrangements will be private and are under the direction of John J. Pusti Funeral Hom | 4/16/2014
  • Correction, April 16 An episode of "American Greed" on the Luzerne County kids-for-cash scandal will not air tonight at 9 on CNBC due to the NHL playoff schedule. A new airtime was not available. | 4/16/2014
  • Mary Ann C. Billig April 14, 2014 Mary Ann C. Billig, 70, of 542 E. First St., Hazleton, passed away Monday evening at St. Luke Pavilion, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Margaret (Bronsage) Wolchesky. Mary Ann was a longtime member | 4/16/2014
  • Claire Janov Barker April 14, 2014 Claire Janov Barker, 69, of Pottsville, and formerly of Mahanoy City, died unexpectedly Monday at Schuylkill Medical Center South, Pottsville. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home, Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.jarrettfune | 4/16/2014
  • Jeff Ackerman April 14, 2014 Jeff Ackerman, 31, of Hazleton passed away unexpectedly at his home Monday. Memorial service details will be announced by the Hazle Chapel of Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home. Check for updates at www | 4/16/2014
  • HSVB, April 16 Hazleton Are came up short on its road trip to Nanticoke, getting dropped in three straight sets. The Trojans scored wins of 16-25, 19-25, 9-25 in this Wyoming Valley Conference match Tuesday afternoon. Leading the Cougars was Brett Barron 23 assists and | 4/16/2014
  • Police log, April 16, 2014 Pottsville police investigate crash Pottsville police were called to a crash that occurred about 3 a.m. Tuesday in the unit block of North 25th Street, just off Route 209. Police said Michael Tumitsa, 29, of Mar Lin, was driving a Polaris quad ATV north | 4/16/2014
  • Redevelopment authority seeking firm to advertise Market Street Square WEST PITTSTON - After getting no bites for the Market Street Square complex during a competitive-bidding period, the Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority decided Tuesday it would seek a commercial real estate firm to market the historic property. The | 4/16/2014

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