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Clouds, chance of rain and thunderstorms expected this weekend

Clouds, chance of rain and thunderstorms expected this weekend

Rain is still predicted for the Wyoming Valley for the holiday weekend, but the chances have diminished slightly from earlier forecasts.The National W...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Wilkes-Barre man returning found WWII dog tag to soldier’s family

Wilkes-Barre man returning found WWII dog tag to soldier’s family

WILKES-BARRE — If it wasn’t for Facebook, the family of John Krall may have been missing his dog tag forever.Krall, a veteran of the U.S. ...

May 25th, 2017 updated: May 25th, 2017. |  


Luzerne County correctional officers to carry pepper spray

Luzerne County correctional officers to carry pepper spray

Luzerne County prison correctional officers are expected to start carrying pepper spray next week as a subduing option when inmates become confrontati...

May 25th, 2017 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Understand the true meaning of Memorial Day

My Corner, Your Corner: Understand the true meaning of Memorial Day

My job as a columnist is to entertain you, inform you, provoke thought, express feelings, bring you happy news and, sometimes, sad news.It’s not...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Only yesterday: Failure to renounce Communism stalls union negotiations

Only yesterday: Failure to renounce Communism stalls union negotiations

1949 – 68 YEARS AGOThe headline in the Sunday Dispatch read, “Communism Clause Hampers Mayor in City Labor Dispute.” The dispute in ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Monsignor John Bendik’s life one of service, laughter and love

Monsignor John Bendik’s life one of service, laughter and love

PITTSTON - Monsignor John Bendik’s office at St. John the Evangelist Church is filled with books he uses to write sermons and inspire congregant...

May 25th, 2017 updated: May 26th, 2017. |  


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    Pittston Area Baseball team donates to Miles for Michael Foundation

    Pittston Area Baseball team donates to Miles for Michael Foundation

    The Pittston Area baseball program recently made a check presentation and donation to the Miles for Michael Foundation. Pictured are members of the ba...

    May 25th, 2017 |  


    Wyoming Catholic School students participate in Catholic Cross Country League Conference Meet in Forty Fort

    Wyoming Catholic School students participate in Catholic Cross Country League Conference Meet in Forty Fort

    FORTY FORT —The Catholic Cross Country League recently held its annual Conference Meet at Luzerne County Recreational Fields in which 13 schools...

    May 25th, 2017 |  


    WVC Girls Lacrosse All-Stars released

    WVC Girls Lacrosse All-Stars released

    Wyoming Seminary’s Kate Romanowski was named WVC Girls Lacrosse MVP as selected by the coaches.Lake-Lehman’s Ron Strohl was named Coach of...

    May 23rd, 2017 |  


    Crestwood defeats Wyoming Area in District 2 Boys Lacrosse semifinals

    Crestwood defeats Wyoming Area in District 2 Boys Lacrosse semifinals

    WYOMING — When Wyoming Area closed within two goals for the second time, Crestwood goalie Reed Karaska went to work.Karaska made six of his 10 s...

    May 22nd, 2017 |  


    D2 baseball: Pittston Area narrowly edges rival Coughlin

    D2 baseball: Pittston Area narrowly edges rival Coughlin

    PLAINS TWP. — It wouldn’t have been a routine play for Pittston Area — even if the tying run for Coughlin weren’t 90 feet away...

    May 20th, 2017 updated: May 20th, 2017. |  


    Top-seeded Warriors boys lacrosse team rolls into semifinals, 17-2

    Top-seeded Warriors boys lacrosse team rolls into semifinals, 17-2

    Wyoming Area landed the top seed in the 11-team District 2 Class 2A boys lacrosse tournament, then got off to an impressive start while trying to upho...

    May 20th, 2017 |  


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    LIFE


    Nutrition Corner: Control diabetes with low-carbohydrate vegetable

    Nutrition Corner: Control diabetes with low-carbohydrate vegetable

    The number of people affected by diabetes and pre-diabetes continues to grow. In our area, 11 percent of the population — more than one out of 1...

    May 25th, 2017 |  


    Pittston YMCA recipient of donation

    Pittston YMCA recipient of donation

    Landmark Community Bank has donated $10,800 to the Greater Pittston YMCA. At the presentation, from left, are: William F. Burke, Esquire, YMCA board p...

    May 21st, 2017 |  


    PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Union men went door to door to help widows

    PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Union men went door to door to help widows

    Question:In a 1947 letter signed by C.K. to the editor of the Sunday Dispatch, a Pittston resident blamed Pittston housewives for “killing the g...

    May 19th, 2017 |  


    Nutrition Corner: Color your plate with red, white and blue vegetables for Memorial Day

    Nutrition Corner: Color your plate with red, white and blue vegetables for Memorial Day

    It’s almost Memorial Day, a day when we remember those who have died in service to the United States of America. Some folks celebrate by display...

    May 18th, 2017 |  


    Life Deconstructed: When Greek life turns into a horrible tragedy

    Life Deconstructed: When Greek life turns into a horrible tragedy

    A trillion years ago, when I attended a little vessel of academia called Penn State University, the Greek life was an integral piece of the college ex...

    May 18th, 2017 |  


    Neighborhood indoor yard sale to be held

    Neighborhood indoor yard sale to be held

    Italian Christian Church Neighborhood ‘Indoor’ Yard Sale will be held 9 a.m., June 3, at the Italian Christian Church, corner of Oak and L...

    May 12th, 2017 |  


    OPINION


    Letter to the Editor: Dupont Volunteer Fire Hose Co. president thanks to those who attended annual breakfast

    Letter to the Editor: Dupont Volunteer Fire Hose Co. president thanks to those who attended annual breakfast

    Dear Editor:The Dupont Fire Co. wishes to extend its thanks to all who attended the annual pancake breakfast and to all who supported the fund drive.A...

    March 9th, 2017 |  


    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. |  


    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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