NEWS


Sunny skies, chance of showers and thunderstorms expected into the midweek

Sunny skies, chance of showers and thunderstorms expected into the midweek

Sunshine is expected in the Wyoming Valley for the beginning of the week, but the chance of showers and thunderstorms will return by the midweek.The N...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Mostly sunny and hot today, slight chance of rain tonight in the Wyoming Valley

Mostly sunny and hot today, slight chance of rain tonight in the Wyoming Valley

Sunshine and hot temperatures are expected today with a slight chance of rain tonight in the Wyoming Valley.The National Weather Service indicated it ...

August 28th, 2016 |  


Luzerne County tax-auction deserters a concern

Luzerne County tax-auction deserters a concern

A woman bid $6,000 at Luzerne County’s free-and-clear tax auction last week, thinking she had landed a Wilkes-Barre residential structure at a b...

August 27th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


Sunshine, hot temperatures continue today and Sunday in the Wyoming Valley

Sunshine, hot temperatures continue today and Sunday in the Wyoming Valley

Sunshine and hot temperatures are expected today and Sunday in the Wyoming Valley.The National Weather Service indicated it was 71 degrees as of 8:54 ...

August 27th, 2016 |  


College admissions counseling business Better Your Odds holds grand opening Aug. 26 in Pittston

College admissions counseling business Better Your Odds holds grand opening Aug. 26 in Pittston

PITTSTON — Marie Donnelly knows what the college admissions process is like.A graduate of King’s College, she holds degrees in English, sc...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Education, veterinary care are keys to solving feral cat issues in Greater Pittston

Education, veterinary care are keys to solving feral cat issues in Greater Pittston

Feral and stray cats have been an issue in Luzerne County for years, and this year has been no exception.According to information provided by Peggy No...

August 26th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


H.S. football: Wyoming Area shuts out Wallenpaupack, 32-0, in first game of the season

H.S. football: Wyoming Area shuts out Wallenpaupack, 32-0, in first game of the season

WEST PITTSTON — Freshman receiver Brian Williams scored two touchdowns on special teams as the Wyoming Area Warriors shut out the Wallenpaupack ...

August 27th, 2016 |  


H.S. tennis: Pittston Area, Wyoming Area start fast to open season with wins over Coughlin

H.S. tennis: Pittston Area, Wyoming Area start fast to open season with wins over Coughlin

YATESVILLE — It was a healthy start to the 2016 girls tennis season for local teams.Both Pittston Area and Wyoming Area won their opening matche...

August 27th, 2016 |  


H.S. football: Keemar Woodruff, Pittston Area fall short of Crestwood on opening night

H.S. football: Keemar Woodruff, Pittston Area fall short of Crestwood on opening night

WRIGHT TWP. — Keemar Woodruff wasn’t a household name prior to Pittston Area’s first game of the 2016 high school football season.He...

August 27th, 2016 |  


WVC football: Wyoming Area shuts out Wallenpaupack, 32-0

WVC football: Wyoming Area shuts out Wallenpaupack, 32-0

WEST PITTSTON — Freshman receiver Brian Williams scored two touchdowns on special teams as the Wyoming Area Warriors shut out the Wallenpaupack ...

August 26th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


Three-tiered running attack lifts Crestwood past Pittston Area

Three-tiered running attack lifts Crestwood past Pittston Area

WRIGHT TWP. — Crestwood’s triple threat running the football was a little too much for Pittston Area to overcome in the first game of the ...

August 26th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


Roberts’ Repairs earns bye in Yatesville Bocce League

Roberts’ Repairs earns bye in Yatesville Bocce League

YATESVILLE — Roberts’ Repairs won their last two matches and wrapped up the second half title in the regular Yatesville Bocce League seaso...

August 26th, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Yatesville man pens back-to-school poem

Yatesville man pens back-to-school poem

The RealmA teacher at the helmin charge of a classroom of rowdy kids, sometimes like bedlam.They must control everythingand sometimes may even make us...

August 25th, 2016 |  


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 |  


OPINION


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 |  


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 |  


BUSINESS


Mohegan Sun Pocono casino’s new property assessment contested

Mohegan Sun Pocono casino’s new property assessment contested

The owner of the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino has filed an assessment appeal, arguing Luzerne County’s new $152.5 million tax assessment on the Pla...

August 1st, 2016 |  


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 |  


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