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Dixon announces run for Luzerne County Council

Dixon announces run for Luzerne County Council

Marc Dixon, of Wright Township, has announced his run for Luzerne County Council.A Republican, Dixon, 47, is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, and...

April 24th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


Cloudy skies, rain in the forecast through the midweek

Cloudy skies, rain in the forecast through the midweek

The chance for rain is expected to linger in the Wyoming Valley through the midweek.The National Weather Service reported that it was 44 degrees as of...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Luzerne County Council to discuss sale of more tax-delinquent properties

Luzerne County Council to discuss sale of more tax-delinquent properties

The proposed sale of 31 tax-delinquent Luzerne County properties is up for discussion at Tuesday’s county council work session.Twenty-eight of t...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


State Representative Karen Boback speaks to Wyoming Rotary in Trucksville

State Representative Karen Boback speaks to Wyoming Rotary in Trucksville

TRUCKSVILLE — State Representative and Rotarian Karen Boback recently spoke about the state budget process to the Wyoming Rotary Club at Fire an...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Wyoming Valley Levee fee increasing this year; public meeting scheduled

Wyoming Valley Levee fee increasing this year; public meeting scheduled

The Wyoming Valley Levee fee is rising this year, impacting 14,153 Luzerne County property owners who are protected by the flood-control system along ...

April 21st, 2017 |  


Friends of Pittston Library Book Sale April 28 and 29

Friends of Pittston Library Book Sale April 28 and 29

PITTSTON — What do gardens and the Pittston Memorial Library have in common? They both need weeding.Library Director Patricia Joyce said weeding...

April 21st, 2017 |  


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    SPORTS


    Wyoming Area girls track and field team places second at North Pocono Invitational

    Vanessa Shedlock and Jalen Rhodes won individual events Friday night to lead the Wyoming Area girls to a second-place finish out of 14 teams in the fi...

    April 22nd, 2017 updated: April 22nd, 2017. |  


    Wyoming Area girls lacrosse team climbing through the standings

    Wyoming Area girls lacrosse team climbing through the standings

    WYOMING – The growing pains are over for the Wyoming Area girls lacrosse program.Mixing veterans who started the program in 2015 with talented n...

    April 21st, 2017 |  


    Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: WWE Panthers registrations are April 29

    Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: WWE Panthers registrations are April 29

    WWE Panthers registrations are April 29EXETER — The WWE Panthers will hold an early registration special from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April ...

    April 21st, 2017 |  


    Wyoming Area Catholic School third and fourth-grade girls basketball team takes second place in tournament

    Wyoming Area Catholic School third and fourth-grade girls basketball team takes second place in tournament

    The Wyoming Area Catholic School third and fourth-grade girls basketball team recently won the second-place trophy in the March Madness Basketball Tou...

    April 20th, 2017 |  


    Christal Zermaine, Charlene Aquilina break four hours in Boston Marathon

    Christal Zermaine and Charlene Aquilina each finished in less than four hours and placed in the top half of the field Monday in the 121st annual Bosto...

    April 20th, 2017 |  


    Times Leader 2017 wrestling all-stars

    Times Leader 2017 wrestling all-stars

    J.J. White, Wyoming Valley WestFreshman, 106 poundsWith a 34-7 record, White picked up a District 2 Class 3A title and a WVC Tournament gold in his ro...

    April 17th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


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    LIFE


    PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Nun held as prisoner of war gets approval to visit family

    PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Nun held as prisoner of war gets approval to visit family

    1948 - 69 Years AgoDupont High School held its first all-sports banquet at the Dupont Community House. Coach Guy S. Costello awarded letters to team m...

    April 20th, 2017 |  


    Pittston Class of 1965 to hold birthday party

    Pittston Class of 1965 to hold birthday party

    Pittston High School Class of ‘65 will hold a 70th Birthday Party, July 22, at Coopers Cabana, Pittston. All classmates and spouses are invited....

    April 19th, 2017 |  


    Nutrition Corner: Use quick protein to make a rich breakfast

    Nutrition Corner: Use quick protein to make a rich breakfast

    We all know it’s important to eat a healthy breakfast. Some people respond to that with, “I am not hungry first thing in the morning”...

    April 19th, 2017 |  


    Nursing alumni to hold spring dinner

    Nursing alumni to hold spring dinner

    Alumni spring dinner meeting for the Pittston Hospital Nursing Alumni will be held 6 p.m., April 27, at Konefal’s Restaurant, 458 Main St., Edwa...

    April 17th, 2017 |  


    Mariah Dunn and Ryan Fletcher engagement

    Mariah Dunn and Ryan Fletcher engagement

    Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Mariah Dunn and Ryan Fletcher.The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Mary Ann Dunn...

    April 15th, 2017 |  


    OPINION


    Your view: Oppose radar/lidar for local police departments

    Your view: Oppose radar/lidar for local police departments

    I urge all state senators and representatives to vigorously oppose SB 279 and SB 251, which will allow local police departments to use radar and lidar...

    February 23rd, 2017 |  


    Bartoli family thanks Pittston Area birls basketball coaches and players for continued support of daughter, Ellie

    Bartoli family thanks Pittston Area birls basketball coaches and players for continued support of daughter, Ellie

    Dear Editor,We wanted to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Coach Kathy Healey, Assistant coaches, Mark Casper and Joe Chacke, ...

    February 23rd, 2017 |  


    Their view: Trump just pushing back against media bias

    Their view: Trump just pushing back against media bias

    Is this my lot in life for the next four (or more) years? The night Donald Trump won the White House, I strapped in for an expected journey of defendi...

    February 22nd, 2017 |  


    Capitol roundup: Bill would severely limit women’s health care options, Wolf says

    Capitol roundup: Bill would severely limit women’s health care options, Wolf says

    Gov. Tom Wolf this week joined women’s health advocates and medical professionals to denounce the fast-tracking of Senate Bill 3, which the gove...

    February 18th, 2017 |  


    Your view: Some songs for the inauguration

    Your view: Some songs for the inauguration

    The editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, depicting the Red Army choir singing at President Trump’s inauguration struck a chord in my m...

    January 14th, 2017 updated: January 16th, 2017. |  


    Your voice: Tired of paying taxes

    Your voice: Tired of paying taxes

    Taxes, taxes, and more taxes. Why should I keep paying?The new year has not even come, and I am being taxed again.Now, can someone answer me this ques...

    January 14th, 2017 updated: January 16th, 2017. |  


    BUSINESS


    Joe Agolino Jr. opens Legacy Baking Co. next to father’s restaurant in West Pittston

    Joe Agolino Jr. opens Legacy Baking Co. next to father’s restaurant in West Pittston

    WEST PITTSTON — Legacy Baking Co. hopes to live up to its name.The bakery, owned by Joe Agolino Jr., his wife Cristina and Charles Sammon, held ...

    January 31st, 2017 updated: February 1st, 2017. |  


    Pet Valu, focusing on natural and holistic pet products, opens in Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming

    Pet Valu, focusing on natural and holistic pet products, opens in Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming

    WYOMING — A store that puts clients’ health and nutritional needs first recently opened in the Midway Shopping Center.Those clients may ha...

    January 25th, 2017 |  


    Summer Hill Botanicals in Wyoming started with an itch, grew into skin-care business

    Summer Hill Botanicals in Wyoming started with an itch, grew into skin-care business

    WYOMING — It all started with an itch.Scott Douglas, of Bloomsburg, said he developed an allergy to commercially made skin care and hair care pr...

    December 23rd, 2016 |  


    Businesswoman: Grocery chain holding up opening of ‘bounce house’ in Wyoming

    Businesswoman: Grocery chain holding up opening of ‘bounce house’ in Wyoming

    WYOMING — Aubrey and Michelangelo Ginocchietti have nearly everything they need to start their new business, Super Bounce LLC, in the Midway Sho...

    December 2nd, 2016 |  


    Carlos Ledee-Diaz named Employee of the Month at Golden Technologies, Inc.

    Carlos Ledee-Diaz named Employee of the Month at Golden Technologies, Inc.

    OLD FORGE — Carlos Ledee-Diaz has been named Employee of the Month for November at Golden Technologies, Inc.Ledee-Diaz has been employed at Gold...

    November 23rd, 2016 |  


    Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Autumn Breakfast Meeting held Thursday, Nov. 18 in Exeter

    Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Autumn Breakfast Meeting held Thursday, Nov. 18 in Exeter

    EXETER — The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce held its annual autumn breakfast meeting Friday, Nov. 18 at St. Anthony Parish Center, where t...

    November 18th, 2016 |  


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