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  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976. | 4/20/2014
  • petersburg house fire leaves four dead PETERSBURG - An early morning house fire that killed four family members is being investigated as a possible homicide by the Petersburg Bureau of Police. The fire occurred around 3:30 a.m. at 721 Harding St. Two engines and a fire truck responded from t | 4/20/2014
  • Why cannabis reformers are shy about the high We chase marijuana’s high, and are confronted with Michigan’s new lows. | 4/15/2014
  • Local history: Coal fires plagued the region for decades The headline on Oct. 5, 1966, was clear — State Orders: Stop Pollution The accompanying article reported “relief may be on the way for residents” menaced by noxious fumes coming from a burning culm dump owned by the Baker Colliery in the Bellevue section of Scranton. | 4/20/2014
  • Kids bowl 'strikes against autism' at fundraising event Amy Talarico’s autistic son Joey Scheuermann used to communicate primarily through sign language, but that started to change four years ago when they got an iPad. | 4/19/2014
  • A Question of Faith Sister Geraldine DiNicola joined the religious life at 15. Today, a family might be stunned to see a daughter choose a life of poverty, chastity and humble obedience at such a young age, but given the atmosphere of the 84-year-old Dunmore native’s childhood, it wasn’t so surprising at the time. | 4/20/2014
  • Orders of religious women serving in the Diocese of Scranton The Diocese of Scranton is home to 14 orders of religious women. They are:Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM)Founded: 1845, by the Rev. Louis Florent Gillet and Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin in MichiganPresent standard attire: Modern c | 4/20/2014
  • Sister remain hopeful as fewer women joining religious orders The time when a woman would graduate from high school and head to the convent as an 18-year-old postulant ended long ago.Today, women looking to join religious orders tend to have more life experience before becoming novitiates. | 4/20/2014
  • Nuns face same challenges at aging U.S. society At the end of a selfless vocation nourishing the minds, bodies and souls of others, aging nuns face the same concerns as anyone else growing older. | 4/20/2014
  • Life as nun a fulfilling journey toward social goals Sister Angela Kim walks with those she serves.That journey started with a single step many years ago in South Korea, where as a young woman living in a large Methodist family, she wondered what sort of life would have a lot of value for her. | 4/20/2014
  • Animal advocate: Salem Twp. woman turns childhood passion into a way of life Meet Terri FlorentinoAt home: She lives in Salem Twp. with her husband, Edward, and their twin daughters, Amy and Heather. She also has a son, E.J., who serves in the Navy, and five dogs, Mirk, Echo, Deja, Wyn and Tulley. | 4/20/2014
  • Kids’ bookputs moon on display ‘Oliver Knows All Aboutthe Moon. Do You?’Author: Amy FaatzPublisher: FiesenPressPages: 32Price: $36 hardcover; $11.47 paperback Honesdale resident Amy Faatz recently published her first book, “Oliver Knows All About the Moon. | 4/20/2014
  • Waverly Wellness sets book signing Waverly Wellness will host a book signing Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at its facility on Lily Lake Road, Waverly Twp.Nancy Marcinik will sign copies of her book, “Seeking Jesus in Spite of Yourself: Overcoming Abuse, Divorce, an Affair, and Loss of Faith. | 4/20/2014
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  • Container gardening good option for landscape color in early spring The weather has been cold, then warm, then cold again, with intermittent rain, snow and harsh winds. What is a gardener to do now? It is too early for most annuals and vegetables to be planted outside. | 4/20/2014
  • Think food safety when eating out How can you know if your favorite restaurant is following safe food practices? Unless you’re in the kitchen when your food is being prepared, you really don’t know. | 4/20/2014
  • What we're reading 4/201/2014 What we’re readingHere are the most requested adult fiction books in the Lackawanna County Library System.1. “Takedown Twenty,” by Janet Evanovich: Stephanie Plum is searching for Jersey mob boss Uncle Sunny Sunucchi.2. “Cross My Heart,” by James Patter | 4/20/2014
  • Do It: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania CLUBSARLO'S TAVERN, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: today, Joe Statuto.BAZIL, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Wednesdays, Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet. | 4/20/2014
  • As technology evolves, so does real estate industry As one of the original members of Semian & Gress Real Estate in 2005, Nell Donnelly–O’Boyle participated in the formation of a mega-real estate office in downtown Scranton on the ground floor of a former bank. | 4/20/2014
  • Winston case: where’s NCAA? The New York Times has done what the Tallahassee police failed to do in 2012 — thoroughly investigate a sexual assault allegation against Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston. | 4/20/2014
  • Letters to the Editor 4/20/2014 Many questions,one certaintyEditor: When someone tells you it is not about politics, can a person infer that it is about politics? | 4/20/2014
  • Harrisburg may develop Washington-like gridlock Still more than a month away, the hotly contested Democratic primary is finally moving into high gear. Over the next several weeks, Pennsylvania voters will be treated (if that’s the word) to a veritable barrage of political ads, press releases, debates a | 4/20/2014
  • Around The Towns 4/20/2014 DunmoreA group of Dunmore High School students recently gave the Dunmore Community Center a little more personality.The students visited the building and painted an array of sporty “Looney Tunes” characters on the walls inside the entryway.Chris Kearney, | 4/20/2014
  • NEPA's Most Wanted 4/20/2014 Robert PierreWanted by: Lackawanna County Domestic Relations.Fugitive since: Nov. 18, 2010.Wanted for: Nonpayment of child support; $51,009.91 owed. | 4/20/2014
  • Covington Twp. crash injures 4 COVINGTON TWP. — Two adults and two children were rushed to hospitals Saturday after the SUV they were in left the road and was wedged between trees. | 4/20/2014
  • Woman arrested for DUI, fleeing from Jessup police JESSUP — A Blakely woman was arrested early Saturday after police said she fled from the scene of a bar fight in Jessup, sparking a brief car chase. | 4/20/2014
  • Brush fire sweeps through Moosic MOOSIC — A brush fire swept through a wooded area of the borough Saturday, but firefighters helped by an air tanker kept it from damaging nearby property. | 4/20/2014
  • Valley View’s Venesky chooses Rutgers Lineman is school’s latest to commit to Division I program.Zach Venesky will carry on a tradition of excellence, both as a member of the Valley View Cougars and as a lineman from the Lackawanna Football Conference. | 4/20/2014
  • Infield hits power offense in RailRiders’ victory MOOSIC — RailRiders hitting coach Butch Wynegar leaned forward in his chair and, with only a tinge of amusement, answered a question about swinging bunts by saying that the RailRiders do practice them every day in the batting cage. | 4/20/2014
  • Penguins drop season finale Team loses to Utica on Saturday; will face Binghamton in first round.The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will begin the playoffs in the same building where their division title hopes ended not that long ago. | 4/20/2014
  • Gagnon ready for Boston Marathon LOCAL RUNNERS IN BOSTON MARATHONJeffrey Bachak, 26, M, MayfieldMichael Batyko, 27, M, ScrantonJim Cadden, 50, M, South Abington Twp.Anthony J. Cerminaro Sr., 77, M, JermynDavid Chick, 34, M, Roaring Brook Twp. | 4/20/2014
  • RailRiders Game Report 4/20/2014 Lehigh Valley RailRiders ab r h bi ab r h biGillies cf 4 1 2 1 Flores cf/rf 4 0 0 0Thomas rf 3 0 0 0 Pirela 2b 4 1 2 0Franco 1b 4 0 0 0 Almonte lf 4 1 1 0Brignac 2b 3 1 1 0 Canzler 1b 4 1 2 0Castro lf 4 1 2 1 Joseph dh 3 0 0 0Susdorf dh 4 0 1 0 Garcia 3b | 4/20/2014
  • U of S drops twinbill to Moravian Moravian College scored 19 runs to earn a baseball doubleheader sweep against the University of Scranton, 7-3 and 12-1, on Saturday. | 4/20/2014
  • H.S. TENNIS: Occhipinti brings passion to the court Dunmore’s Occhipinti plays with passion.Tom Occhipinti is a patient tennis player whose methodical approach masks a burning competitive spirit. | 4/20/2014
  • HS SOFTBALL 4/20/2014 Lakeland’s Cassidy Jenkins turned in an outstanding individual performance and the Lakeland boys had the best team effort at the 88th Jack Roddick High School Invitational at Shippensburg University. | 4/20/2014
  • H.S. SPORTS: Glance 4/201/2014 BOYS TENNISLACKAWANNA LEAGUEClass AAA W LAbington Heights 10 0Delaware Valley 9 1North Pocono 6 3Wallenpaupack 5 3Scranton 4 4West Scranton 0 8Classs AA W LScranton Prep 8 1Valley View 8 | 4/20/2014
  • HS Softball Leaders 4/20/2014 Division I Batting AverageCasey Pearce, Valley View .636Kelsey Killeen, Scranton .615Dominique Emmett, Abington Heights .611Rachel Gilmore, Abington Heights .583Molly Kerber, Scranton .571Runs Batted InCasey Wrobel, Abington Heights 8Blayse Cho | 4/20/2014
  • Comets set for field makeover Abington Heights baseball coach Bill Zalewski could hardly contain his excitement when talking about it.The Comets’ home field will receive a makeover April 29 as part of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ Adopt-A-Field program. | 4/20/2014
  • Carbondale's Gardus adding elements to game Two changes. Watch Carbondale junior shortstop Audry Gardus and that’s what you’ll see in her game. One is obvious, the other far more subtle, but both are helping her earn the respect of players and coaches in the Lackawanna League, as well as her teammates. | 4/20/2014
  • Jeter Memories: Rob Crain Each week, one RailRiders player, coach or front office member shares their favorite story about Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who has announced that he will retire after a brilliant 20-season career at season’s end. | 4/20/2014
  • Burawa dominant early in Triple-a career A week earlier, he had, by his own standards, the nearly perfect inning.Ten pitches. Nine strikes. Two strikeouts. Three up. Three down. Arguably the most impressive RailRiders rookie padding his dominant early season resume. | 4/20/2014
  • H.S. TRACK NOTES: Records fall; LTC athletes shine at ESU Lackawanna Track Conference athletes put on a show at the eighth annual Red & Black Invitational at East Stroudsburg University last week.Several performers took home first places at the event that featured 21 schools. | 4/20/2014
  • H.S. TRACK: Honor roll HONOR ROLLBOYSDivision I110H: Jon Galaydick (AH) 15.84100: Frazon Isaac (SCR) 11.341600: Kyle Perry (SP) 4:39.74400: Alex Karam (SP) 53.08300H: Jon Galaydick (AH) 42.74800: Anthony Nardone (SP) 2:02.74200: Eric Inthavong (VV) 2 | 4/20/2014
  • H.S. TRACK: Holy Cross pole vaulters Ware and Marsh are two of a kind Ultimately, they are two of a kind.They’re two people with different personalities and similar athletic abilities, who have developed a lifelong friendship through track and field. | 4/20/2014
  • AROUND TOWN: Meckwood stood out as player, teacher If he had been born in another era, thousands of Riverside High School students wouldn’t have been nearly as fluent in Spanish, nor would they have a basic understanding of the root of so many words we use in everyday conversation. | 4/20/2014
  • 30, 20 and 10 years ago: A look back at sports headlines 30 years agoLackawanna Junior College’s Felicia Brown traveled to Los Angeles to accept the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association’s Women’s Player of the Year trophy. The event was emceed by former UCLA women’s great Anne Meyers. | 4/20/2014
  • Pets of the Week 4/20/2014 Find a pet who needs a new home at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. | 4/20/2014
  • Geisinger CMC cleans up on Earth Day SCRANTON — To thank its neighbors for their patience during an expansion and renovation, Geisinger Community Medical Center and its lead contractor, Alvin H. Butz, will be sprucing up the neighborhood for Earth Day. | 4/20/2014
  • Namedropper 4/20/2014 St. Francis boardto host the hostsSt. Francis of Assisi Kitchen Hosts‑for‑a‑Day will be honored at an appreciation reception on Wednesday, April 30, at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. | 4/20/2014
  • Pike and Wayne County Sentencings 4/20/2014 The following were sentenced by Pike County President Judge Joseph F. Kameen:■ Terry L. Powers, 50, Milford, three to 23½ months in county jail and $200 fine for retail theft on Dec. 1 in Westfall Twp.■ Alissa J. McDermott, 33, Matamoras, 72 hours to six | 4/20/2014
  • Split decision on records request WILKES-BARRE — It is a split decision on whether the West Side Career and Technology Center must release records of credit-card purchases made by its former administrative director. | 4/20/2014
  • Veterans News 4/20/2014 VFW Post 5937to meet todayDickson City VFW Post 5937 meeting, today, 3 p.m., American Legion Post 665, 901 Main St.; agenda: election of officers and discussion of annual scholarship presentation after the Memorial Day ceremony.DAV Chapter 1 to meet Monda | 4/20/2014
  • Dickson City Boy Scouts donate diapers to charities Boy Scouts of America Troop 322 in Dickson City will make many needy parents happy.As a community service donation, the troop on Saturday distributed 161 cases of Pampers diapers to local charities, said the troop’s Assistant Scoutmaster David LaVerne. | 4/20/2014
  • New superintendent sees Mid Valley as family THROOP — Situated in his new blue office surrounded by mementos from his career, Jim Tallarico, Mid Valley’s new superintendent, said his philosophy is to treat the school district like one big family. | 4/20/2014
  • Chris Kelly: Parents step in to do what state refuses: Spend money on education Norman Amsler was my high school civics teacher. We called him “Stormin’ Norman” long before most people ever heard of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Stormin’ Norman was passionate about civics. We were 16. | 4/20/2014
  • Body found in Ransom pond RANSOM TWP. — Officials are investigating after a property owner discovered a partially decomposed body in a private pond Saturday afternoon. | 4/20/2014
  • Courtright's first 100 says shaped by crises Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright entered office with a top priority of reversing the city’s financial slide, but soon found himself knee-deep in water, snow and potholes. | 4/20/2014
  • New Catholics find renewal on Easter As Easter marked a renewal of life for Christians, more than 100 people throughout the Diocese of Scranton — including seven in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton — began life as Roman Catholics on Saturday. | 4/20/2014
  • Notre Dame girls 4th at Waite-Molnar ELMIRA, N.Y. - The Notre Dame girls track and field team took fourth at the Waite-Molnar Invitational Saturday. The Crusaders scored 72 points while Elmira won with 153. Notre Dame's Jenny Smithers won the 100 hurdles in 17.15 while teammate Mia Herlan | 4/20/2014
  • NEB wins Christiansen Tire Tournament LERAYSVILLE - The first couple weeks of the season Northeast Bradford showed promise on the baseball diamond but were unable to break into the win column. Then on Saturday, at their Christiansen Tire Tournament, they broke into the win column in a big w | 4/20/2014
  • Driver wins at Big Diamond before track tire rule takes effect FORESTVILLE - In addition to winning Friday night's 358 modified feature at Big Diamond Speedway, Boyertown's Ryan Watt made another kind of history. Adding his name to Ryan Godown's as feature victors in the 2014 season, Watt may have become the last 35 | 4/20/2014
  • D'Agostino handcuffs Blue Mountain ORWIGSBURG - Pine Grove pitcher Kobe D'Agostino scattered four hits and Brian Reichert hit a two-run double in the Cardinals' three-run third inning as Pine Grove defeated Blue Mountain 5-2 in a Schuylkill League Division I game Saturday. D'Agostino stru | 4/20/2014
  • Blue Devils, Panthers split twinbill LANSFORD - A pair of struggling high school softball teams met Saturday in a non-league doubleheader. Shenandoah Valley and Panther Valley left a little better than they arrived as each notched its first win of the season by splitting the twinbill. Estep | 4/20/2014
  • Police seek female suspect in stabbing case REINERTON - State police at Schuylkill Haven were searching for a woman suspected of stabbing a man numerous times Saturday after a domestic dispute in Porter Township, according to state police Cpl. David Mayes. "The injuries were not life-threatening," | 4/20/2014
  • Blessing of Easter foods an important tradition to many families SHENANDOAH - On Holy Saturday, many churches had the makings of the Easter Sunday feast brought to them for the traditional blessing of the foods for the family celebrations of the holiest day on the Christian calendar. The blessing of baskets filled wit | 4/20/2014
  • Towanda baseball falls in Dunn Field Tourney final Towanda baseball falls in Dunn Field Tourney final ELMIRA, N.Y. - The Towanda Black Knights got their offense going in the first game on Saturday as they topped Notre Dame 4-2 to make the final of the Dunn Field Tournament. In the final Edison defeated the Black Knights 8-1. The Black Knights shuffled th | 4/20/2014
  • Wellsboro blanks Canton; Towanda edges Susquehanna The Wellsboro Green Hornets edged Canton 2-0 in an NTL softball game on Saturday. The Green Hornets got both their runs in the fourth inning. Sarah Ingerick and Alexa Singer scored the runs and Singer had a double in the game, while Paige Carr had a hit | 4/20/2014
  • WBS Pens drop finale Loss sets up postseason matchup with rival B-Sens | 4/20/2014
  • NEB grad Carlsen hits NCAA mark for MU Kelsey Carlsen hit an NCAA Provisional mark in the javelin and Mike Robinson and Joelsen Resimo each won their events to lead Mansfield track and field at East Stroudsburg's All-American Invitational on Saturday. Carlsen, a Northeast Bradford graduate, | 4/20/2014
  • Zawatski selected Swimmer of the Year When The Citizens' Voice named Valley West standout Ed Zawatski its boys swimmer of the year last spring, the then-sophomore set the bar for his junior season just as high as he possibly could. | 4/20/2014
  • Grego named Swimmer of the Year Most varsity swimmers would be perfectly content with a sophomore season that ends with them earning four silver medals at the district meet and their team winning the overall championship. | 4/20/2014
  • Marriggi helps Coughlin past Lake-Lehman At Lake-Lehman, Dave Marriggi went the distance, scattering five hits and helped his own cause with three singles, to lead Coughlin to a 5-3 win over Lake-Lehman in WVC baseball action Saturday afternoon. | 4/20/2014
  • RailRiders get past IronPigs MOOSIC -- Sometimes, home runs propel an offense. Sometimes, a series of doubles, combined with some hard-hit singles, do the trick. It was neither for the RailRiders on Saturday night at PNC Field. Simply, it was the balls Lehigh Valley infielders could | 4/20/2014
  • SCHOOL OF ROCK "How do you get the rope up there?" That is a question I hear often when I am out with friends rock climbing. | 4/20/2014
  • RailRiders win battle with IronPigs MOOSIC - RailRiders hitting coach Butch Wynegar leaned forward in his chair and, with only a tinge of amusement, answered a question about swinging bunts by saying that the RailRiders do practice them every day in the batting cage. | 4/20/2014
  • 12MONTHS OF . . . MARATHONS Imagine waking up every day at 4 a.m. just to run 10 miles. Joe Gagnon does just that. | 4/20/2014
  • The Extra Mile: 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE Base Price: $38,700 Price as tested: $43,825 We're driving the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE this week, and up front I'll admit this car surprised the heck out of me. Fusion Energi works on electric, gas or a combination of both and for a full week of drivi | 4/20/2014
  • Mounties swept by Bloomsburg Courtney Bauder's leadoff home run in the opener started the day off with a bang for the Mansfield University softball team but the afternoon ended in a whimper for the Mountaineers with a pair of losses to Bloomsburg in a PSAC East doubleheader at Hele | 4/20/2014
  • DEERFIELD, Ill. - Never mind all they overcame. The only obstacle that matters now for the Chicago Bulls is the one in front of them. The Bulls head into Sunday's playoff opener against the Washington Wizards as one of the hottest teams in the NBA. They | 4/20/2014
  • Shepherd Stadium to get more upgrades COLONIAL HEIGHTS - One of Colonial Heights most historical sites in Shepherd Stadium has been approved for more updating. Over the course of five years including 2013 through 2018, the city has approved gradual improvements that will help enhance the his | 4/20/2014
  • Ravens coach honored OXFORD, Ohio - John Harbaugh likes the pose on his bronze statue. The Baltimore Ravens coach was added to Miami University's Cradle of Coaches on Saturday. He unveiled a sculpture of himself with right arm raised in triumph on the Baltimore sideline - so | 4/20/2014
  • British golfer finds a groove to take a two-shot lead HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over | 4/20/2014
  • Lady Cougars blank Crestwood; SV, PV split Hazleton Area rolled over Crestwood 10-0 in Wyoming Valley Conference Division I softball action Saturday afternoon. In non-league softball games yesterday, Panther Valley and Shenandoah Valley split a doubleheader, and North Schuylkill was blanked by Mi | 4/20/2014
  • Reynolds leads B-Mets to win Matt Reynolds collected a career-high four hits and dashed home with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to lead the Binghamton Mets past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Reynolds went 4-for-4 and extended hi | 4/20/2014
  • Registrations, April 20 For a complete list of registrations, please see our web site at www.standardspeaker.com. ❒ VALLEY CHIEFS FOOTBALL SIGN UPS - Registration for both flag and regular season football and cheerleading will be held Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. until at | 4/20/2014
  • Preppers shut out Seminary MMI shut out Wyoming Seminary 2-0 in Wyoming Valley Conference baseball action Saturday. Meanwhile, Minersville defeated Shenandoah Valley 9-1 in a Schuylkill League game Saturday. On Thursday, Weatherly blanked Moravian Academy 3-0 for its first win of | 4/20/2014
  • College Corner Senior pitcher Tommy Mariano allowed a first-inning run on a pair of hits but nothing more as the Moravian College baseball team knocked off its third nationally-ranked opponent of the season with an 8-1 victory over No. 6 Kean University in non-conferen | 4/20/2014
  • Briefs, April 20 For a complete list of briefs, please see our web site at www.standardspeaker.com. ❐ LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION AT WVC - Wyoming Valley West is offering a Lifeguard Certification and a Lifeguard Re-Certification Class on Monday at the Wyoming Valley West | 4/20/2014
  • Port Carbon bridge to close, detour route patched PORT CARBON - Motorists who drive through Port Carbon will have to become familiar with a detour around the Pottsville Street Bridge, which will close for its replacement. "The closure is expected to occur sometime the morning of Tuesday, April 22," Rona | 4/20/2014
  • $37K bid awarded for Tremont demolition project TREMONT - Blighted properties have been a problem in Tremont Borough for several years, and two recent properties at 58 and 60 E. Main St. are a constant reminder of the eyesore, and safety hazard, they can become. Such properties can also become an unex | 4/20/2014
  • Little Pens blanked by Utica, 2-0 The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will begin the playoffs in the same building where their division title hopes ended not that long ago. The Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Peter Andersson and Pascal Pelletier scored and Joacim Eriksson made 27 s | 4/20/2014
  • Refurbished Evergreen gears up for April 27 Back in the day the phrase "Think Green for Evergreen" was the popular signoff when the races concluded each week at Evergreen Raceway. It has been a long time since those words where uttered by the track announcer as the 1/3-mile paved oval had gone thr | 4/20/2014
  • Cougars scratch out win over Comets Hang around the Wyoming Valley Baseball Conference long enough and you're going to find out that there are few gimmies. Hazleton Area has a target on its back because it's being pegged as the team to beat, and that even makes it more challenging. No team | 4/20/2014
  • Around the Region n Friedensburg: American Red Cross Blood Services, Northeast Pennsylvania Region, will hold a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the Friedensburg Fire Company, 1357 Long Run Road. People who are 17 or older (16 with parental permission in Pennsylv | 4/20/2014
  • Hawk Mountain celebrates Easter with raptor egg hunt DREHERSVILLE - Vivian Conner, 9, of Orwigsburg, loves birds, raptors in particular, and showed up for a special egg hunt at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary on Saturday with a finger puppet of an eagle on her finger. "I don't know why. It just became somewhat of | 4/20/2014
  • Police probe hearing center robbery Schuylkill County Crime Stoppers and Pottsville police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man responsible for an April 8 armed robbery at a city business. The robbery occurred just after 10 a.m. at Ambrose Hearing Center, 434 E. Norwegia | 4/20/2014
  • N. Towanda Twp. Supervisor Robert Sheets remembered as a very active community volunteer Local officials remembered Robert Sheets, the longtime chairman of the North Towanda Township supervisors, as a very active community volunteer and a people person. Sheets, 75, died Friday morning at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Sheets "was a good su | 4/20/2014
  • Fire destroys barn, burns 15 acres CHERRY TOWNSHIP - A woman on Saturday was burning some trash in Cherry Township, which accidentally started a 15-acre grass fire that destroyed a large barn on her family's farm, the Dushore fire chief said. The barn, which was used for feed storage, was | 4/20/2014
  • Searching for Easter eggs Two egg hunts on Saturday in Towanda and Monroeton featured a total of over 3,000 eggs, each with a prize inside. Volunteers spent 1 1/2 hours placing candy inside 1,500 Easter eggs for the Towanda-Wysox Kiwanis' Easter egg hunt, which was held Saturday | 4/20/2014
  • Police, April 20 Woman faces theft charge A woman faces one count of theft after money wasn't deposited into a Sugarloaf Township business account in February. Township police said they filed the charge against Jill M. Yurcho, 31, Conyngham, on Thursday. According to pol | 4/20/2014

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