NEWS


Showers and thunderstorms, possible windy conditions and heavy rainfall today for Luzerne County

Showers and thunderstorms, possible windy conditions and heavy rainfall today for Luzerne County

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for today for several counties in northeastern Pa., including Luzerne.The NWS indi...

August 21st, 2016 updated: August 21st, 2016. |  


County looking to stop repeated bankruptcies being used to avoid paying property taxes

County looking to stop repeated bankruptcies being used to avoid paying property taxes

Property owners can automatically get their real estate out of Luzerne County tax auctions by filing for bankruptcy, but the county’s tax-claim ...

August 20th, 2016 updated: August 20th, 2016. |  


Destiney Seville, of Plymouth, crowned 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen

Destiney Seville, of Plymouth, crowned 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen

PITTSTON — Area girls vied for the chance to be named the 2016 Tomato Festival Queen, but the crown could only go on one head.That head belonged...

August 20th, 2016 |  


Additions, changes to annual Pittston Tomato Festival help continue its success

Additions, changes to annual Pittston Tomato Festival help continue its success

PITTSTON — Hot temperatures didn’t stop the crowd from having some fun as the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival kicked into high gear o...

August 20th, 2016 updated: August 20th, 2016. |  


Sunny and warm today, rain on Sunday for Wyoming Valley

Sunny and warm today, rain on Sunday for Wyoming Valley

The forecast for the weekend calls for a mixed bag, with sunny skies and warm temperatures today with a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday ...

August 20th, 2016 |  


Nature’s Way Purewater Systems in Pittston Twp. changes name to USHydrations

Nature’s Way Purewater Systems in Pittston Twp. changes name to USHydrations

PITTSTON TWP. — Nature’s Way Purewater Systems has changed its name to USHydrations.Officials said the change better fits the company̵...

August 19th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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 |  


Upon Further Review: Gary Vogue set Dupont Little League home run record in 1976

Upon Further Review: Gary Vogue set Dupont Little League home run record in 1976

August 2006Lakeland High School senior Mark Bucklaw won the annual Pittston Tomato Festival 5K run with a time of 16:47. Wilkes-Barre’s Jeff Ref...

August 19th, 2016 |  


H.S. Football: Batch of athletes return to Wyoming Area gridiron

H.S. Football: Batch of athletes return to Wyoming Area gridiron

WEST PITTSTON — Wyoming Area had a knack for losing close games last season. The Warriors finished 3-7 last season and lost three games by 10 po...

August 19th, 2016 |  


H.S. Football: Confidence building for younger Pittston Area squad

H.S. Football: Confidence building for younger Pittston Area squad

YATESVILLE —It hasn’t been the easiest road for Pittston Area head coach Jim Norris. But following an 0-10 season, Norris enters his third...

August 19th, 2016 |  


H.S. girls tennis: Pittston Area expects to contend in strong Wyoming Valley Conference

H.S. girls tennis: Pittston Area expects to contend in strong Wyoming Valley Conference

YATESVILLE — After struggling through a 4-9 season last year when the team lost 10 seniors to graduation, Pittston Area’s rebuilding proce...

August 18th, 2016 |  


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LIFE


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 |  


Life Deconstructed: Revisiting our favorite Uncle Phil and his comments on helicopter parenting

Life Deconstructed: Revisiting our favorite Uncle Phil and his comments on helicopter parenting

Since my youngest child has matriculated, he assumes this means he’s advancing toward a life of complete independence and solitude, but with my ...

August 18th, 2016 |  


LaRissa Perks, Scott Cronick to exchange vows

LaRissa Perks, Scott Cronick to exchange vows

Gregory and Constance Perks, of Mays Landing, N.J., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, LaRissa Perks, to Scott Cronick of Somer...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Nutrition Corner: Tips for saving money at the grocery store

Nutrition Corner: Tips for saving money at the grocery store

Looking for some extra spending money? School is starting soon and with it comes school shopping. School shopping can cost extra dollars depending on ...

August 17th, 2016 |  


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 |  


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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