NEWS


Greater Pittston basketball players receive first-team all star honors

Three basketball players from Wyoming Area and two from Pittston Area received first-team honors when Wyoming Valley Conference coaches selected their...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Exeter’s Wyoming Area Catholic School celebrates Seuss Week starting Feb. 27

Exeter’s Wyoming Area Catholic School celebrates Seuss Week starting Feb. 27

EXETER — Wyoming Area Catholic School’s student body will grow by two next week when it welcomes a new instructor, Cat in the Hat, and his...

February 24th, 2017 |  


WVIA premieres one-hour documentary ‘Our Town: Pittston’ Feb. 23

WVIA premieres one-hour documentary ‘Our Town: Pittston’ Feb. 23

PITTSTON — “We’ve come home to our town, Pittston, on WVIA.”Lisa Mazzarella’s introduction to WVIA-TV’s “Our...

February 24th, 2017 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Pittston is beaming with pride

My Corner, Your Corner: Pittston is beaming with pride

I’ve now been present for two tapings of the Our Town series at WVIA-TV — West Pittston in 2015 and Pittston this past Thursday. The pride...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program hosting pet hospice class in Pittston

Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program hosting pet hospice class in Pittston

DURYEA — Comforting the owner over the loss of a pet is no easy task. Luckily, some people are willing to do just that.Volunteers of Tracey̵...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Jenkins Township/Yatesville Crime Watch Polish dinner is April 1 at Jenkins Township fire hall

Jenkins Township/Yatesville Crime Watch Polish dinner is April 1 at Jenkins Township fire hall

JENKINS TWP. — Jenkins Township/Yatesville Borough Crime Watch will hold a Polish dinner-themed fundraiser Saturday, April 1 at Jenkins Township...

February 24th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Hazleton Area’s Jimmy Hoffman wins ‘hyped’ districts wrestling match

Hazleton Area’s Jimmy Hoffman wins ‘hyped’ districts wrestling match

WILKES-BARRE — The stage was set for the main event. All eyes were focused on the center mat in the Kingston Armory on Saturday for the District...

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


Colin Pasone, Hanover Area wrestling make history at Class 2A tourney

Colin Pasone, Hanover Area wrestling make history at Class 2A tourney

WILKES-BARRE — Nick Hannon knew the stakes.The Hanover Area heavyweight needed a pin. Not a technical fall. Not a major decision. Not a regular ...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Ashby hits 1,000th, leads Lady Patriots in different direction in rematch

EXETER – Pittston Area was headed down a path eerily similar to the Lady Patriots’ first loss of the girls basketball season.If they conti...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Wyoming Area earns title shot with semifinal hockey victory

WILKES-BARRE – Susquehanna Valley had the best record in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Hockey League, but the Stampede suffered its o...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Wyoming Area roughed up by Dallas in disappointing girls basketball finale

Wyoming Area roughed up by Dallas in disappointing girls basketball finale

EXETER — Wyoming Area used the 2016 tournament to establish itself as District 2’s up-and-coming girls basketball program.Once in that pos...

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


Brandon Matthews ninth in PGA Tour Latin America debut

Dupont’s Brandon Matthews made a successful PGA Tour Latin America debut, holding the early lead before placing ninth at the Avianca Colombia Op...

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


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LIFE


Nutrition Corner: Make your own cleaning supplies to tidy up your home

Nutrition Corner: Make your own cleaning supplies to tidy up your home

The days are a bit longer and we can see a few more areas in our homes that might need a little attention. Finding the right cleaner is half the battl...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Happy birthday Sarah Piasecki!

Happy birthday Sarah Piasecki!

Sarah Piasecki, daughter of Leo and Marie Piasecki, Duryea, is celebrating her fifth birthday today, Feb. 20, 2017. She is the granddaughter of Leon a...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Hughestown Lions Club hosts Upper Valley Eye Bank

Hughestown Lions Club hosts Upper Valley Eye Bank

The Hughestown Lions Club hosted the Upper Valley Eye Bank meeting and presented a donation. At the presentation, from left, are: Steve Vitek, secreta...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Pittston resident receives Spirit of Holy Cross Award

Pittston resident receives Spirit of Holy Cross Award

Anne Noone, a Pittston resident who has served in various positions at King’s College since 1966, was selected to receive the Spirit of Holy Cro...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Life Deconstructed: Dear diary, If I could turn back time …

Life Deconstructed: Dear diary, If I could turn back time …

Last week, as I was searching the asylum high and low, trying to locate my missing orthotics, (seriously), I came across the best thing ever: my high ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Nutrition Corner: Stay active to keep healthy

Nutrition Corner: Stay active to keep healthy

The daylight is now getting just a bit longer. It is a great time to get motivated to be more active if you have not already. New Year resolutions mig...

February 14th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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. |  


Your voice: Country needs to turn back to God

Your voice: Country needs to turn back to God

Reading the article last Sunday “Changes in American religion” by James A. Haught reminds me of reading Time Magazine in my high school li...

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


Your voice: Left-wingers showing their hypocrisy

Your voice: Left-wingers showing their hypocrisy

Left-wingers showing their hypocrisyPresident Obama has stated: “Because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s mind about the...

January 14th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Reflecting on loved ones lost in 2016 and new beginnings

My Corner, Your Corner: Reflecting on loved ones lost in 2016 and new beginnings

As I look back at 2016, I say good-bye and good riddance.There are many who had a great 2016, and to those I say good for you and I hope 2017 is even ...

December 30th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


Businesses on Main Street in Pittston to offer plenty of deals on Small Business Saturday

Businesses on Main Street in Pittston to offer plenty of deals on Small Business Saturday

PITTSTON — Black Friday is the day for major retailers’ deals, but one can also find plenty of sales at locally-owned shops during Small B...

November 17th, 2016 |  


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