NEWS


Luzerne County prison oversight options debated in light of mounting problems

Luzerne County prison oversight options debated in light of mounting problems

Luzerne County officials are debating how to step up oversight of the county prison system in light of recent high-profile problems.Amid ongoing strug...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 25th, 2016. |  


Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library donate $1,000 for Book It Through Pittston 5K Run/Walk

Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library donate $1,000 for Book It Through Pittston 5K Run/Walk

PITTSTON — The Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library donated a $1,000 Gold Sponsorship to the Book It Through Pittston 5K Run/Fun Walk which ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Wyoming Area begins to talk teachers contract

Wyoming Area begins to talk teachers contract

EXETER — Contract negotiations began Tuesday for between the Wyoming Area School Board and the teachers union.With the current contract set to e...

August 24th, 2016 |  


AAA: Average gas prices continued to climb overnight

AAA: Average gas prices continued to climb overnight

Average gas prices continued to climb overnight, and the local and state averages are up nearly 10 cents from last week.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Chance of showers, thunderstorms expected as the weekend approaches

Chance of showers, thunderstorms expected as the weekend approaches

The chance of rain will plague the Wyoming Valley as the weekend approaches.The National Weather Service indicated it was 59 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. a...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Luzerne County prison overtime flagged as budgetary concern

Luzerne County prison overtime flagged as budgetary concern

Overtime is “trending very high” at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility and expected to run about $300,000 over budget by the end of ...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


SPORTS


Avoca Ancient Order of Hibernians sponsoring golf tournament Sept. 3 in Taylor

Avoca Ancient Order of Hibernians sponsoring golf tournament Sept. 3 in Taylor

The Avoca Ancient Order of Hibernians will sponsor the Thomas P. Durkin Memorial Open with an 8 a.m. shotgun start Saturday, Sept. 3 at Pine Hills Gol...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Wyoming Area’s soccer program hosts Meet the Warriors night Aug. 21

Wyoming Area’s soccer program hosts Meet the Warriors night Aug. 21

EXETER — Wyoming Area’s soccer program hosted a Meet the Warriors event Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria.Mem...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Sean Robbins returns as Wilkes-Barre Triathlon champion

Sean Robbins returns as Wilkes-Barre Triathlon champion

LEHMAN TWP. — While the 35th annual Wilkes-Barre Triathlon may not have been the most meaningful to Sean Robbins, it turned out to be one of his...

August 21st, 2016 |  


Chris McCabe avenges last year’s second-place finish to conquer Pittston Tomato Festival 5K

Chris McCabe avenges last year’s second-place finish to conquer Pittston Tomato Festival 5K

PITTSTON — Last year Chris McCabe wasn’t happy with his second-place finish in the Pittston Tomato Festival 5K Run.So this year, at the 18...

August 20th, 2016 |  


H.S. tennis: Wyoming Area girls poised to continue successful run

H.S. tennis: Wyoming Area girls poised to continue successful run

After two straight seasons in double figures in wins, Wyoming Area again has a chance to rank among the top girls tennis teams in the Wyoming Valley C...

August 20th, 2016 |  


H.S. golf: Mix of experience, newcomers on Wyoming Area team

H.S. golf: Mix of experience, newcomers on Wyoming Area team

Wyoming Area returns four players with starting experience, including a pair of three-year starters, as it prepares to open the Wyoming Valley Confere...

August 20th, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Peeking into the Past: 1959 stock plan included retrieving bodies from Knox Mine in Pittston

Peeking into the Past: 1959 stock plan included retrieving bodies from Knox Mine in Pittston

In a recent Peeking into the Past we noted that in 1963, the Glider Inn, Browntown, won the National Division pennant in the Greater Pittston Slow-Pit...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Nutrition Corner: Learning how to cook and enjoy leafy greens

Nutrition Corner: Learning how to cook and enjoy leafy greens

A few weeks ago, I wrote on the importance of knowing your salad greens. Today I would like to give pointers on how to enjoy cooked leafy greens, whic...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Wilkes-Barre Academy receives EITC donation from Landmark Community Bank

Wilkes-Barre Academy receives EITC donation from Landmark Community Bank

Landmark Community Bank, through the EITC program, contributed to Wilkes-Barre Academy’s pre-k program. At the presentation, from left, are: Cap...

August 20th, 2016 |  


Misericordia University to hold nine fall prevention workshops in September

DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University is giving senior citizens an opportunity to learn how to prevent falls in and out of the home with nine fr...

August 19th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Another fruitful festival has come and gone

My Corner, Your Corner: Another fruitful festival has come and gone

After four days, 51 weeks of planning come to an end Sunday.I stopped by the Pittston Tomato Festival grounds on Wednesday evening out of curiosity. T...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Man on the Street: ‘Who is someone you admire?’

Man on the Street: ‘Who is someone you admire?’

“My mother. She’s a strong, solid, secure figure.”Amanda BegleyPittston“My mom and dad for the job they did raising me.”...

August 18th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Peeking into the Past: Sports adversaries from Pittston schools reunite in Japan in 1953

Peeking into the Past: Sports adversaries from Pittston schools reunite in Japan in 1953

1953 - 63 Years AgoMrs. and Mrs. John Borini of Pittston Township had three sons serving in the armed forces. Pvt. Stephen Borini served with the infa...

August 17th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Is it strange to celebrate a tomato? I think not

My Corner, Your Corner: Is it strange to celebrate a tomato? I think not

New York City celebrates New Year’s Eve on Times Square.Pasadena has the Tournament of Roses Parade.New Orleans has Mardi Gras.In Greater Pittst...

August 17th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: What should I be when I grow up?

My Corner, Your Corner: What should I be when I grow up?

Figuring out what you want to do in life is never an easy thing.As early as middle school, guidance counselors asked my classmates and me what we woul...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Maria Remembers: ‘Mama, why don’t I have a sister?’

Maria Remembers: ‘Mama, why don’t I have a sister?’

I asked Mama why I didn’t have a sister many times in my younger years. Perhaps it was after spending hours alone playing with cutout dolls, or ...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: In this election season, here’s where my vote is going

Life Deconstructed: In this election season, here’s where my vote is going

I am not, by nature, a political animal. I will never openly comment about my affiliations, nor would I expect anyone to care what they are. I’m...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Peeking into the Past: Women’s shorts called inappropriate attire for Pittston City streets in 1960

Peeking into the Past: Women’s shorts called inappropriate attire for Pittston City streets in 1960

1950 - 66 Years AgoOn June 25, 1950, the North Korean Army attacked South Korean forces. In quick response, the United States readied armed forces to ...

August 11th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Fallen corrections officer Kristopher Moules was ‘a coach, mentor, friend’ at MVP Sports Academy in Exeter

Fallen corrections officer Kristopher Moules was ‘a coach, mentor, friend’ at MVP Sports Academy in Exeter

EXETER — Kristopher Moules had two passions in life — upholding the law and playing baseball.One place where he could often be found was t...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Kelly Services opens new location on Centerpoint Boulevard in Jenkins Township

Kelly Services opens new location on Centerpoint Boulevard in Jenkins Township

JENKINS TWP. — After several relocations in Lackawanna County, Kelly Services has a new home.The business officially moved into its new facility...

July 29th, 2016 updated: July 29th, 2016. |  


Chiseled Fitness Studio in Pittston offers workouts for all ages, will hold free classes Aug. 1-6

Chiseled Fitness Studio in Pittston offers workouts for all ages, will hold free classes Aug. 1-6

PITTSTON — When Ashley Faraday was in college, she said she didn’t struggle with the “Freshman 15,” she struggled with the ...

July 22nd, 2016 updated: July 22nd, 2016. |  


Reruns Consignment Shop opens in Wyoming, offers clothing and more

Reruns Consignment Shop opens in Wyoming, offers clothing and more

WYOMING — Owning a business has become a tradition in Courtney Brenner’s family.Brenner, 39, recently opened Reruns Consignment Shop locat...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

SCRANTON — Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced Wednesday, July 13 will be the seventh annual Iced Coffee Day to support ...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Kathleen Noss, D.O. joins Partners in Pediatrics in Pittston

Kathleen Noss, D.O. joins Partners in Pediatrics in Pittston

PITTSTON — Kathleen Noss, D.O., has joined Geisinger’s Partners in Pediatrics, 57 N. Main St., Pittston, to serve as a pediatrician, carin...

July 7th, 2016 |  


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