NEWS


Sun forecast in the Wyoming Valley as the week rolls along

Sun forecast in the Wyoming Valley as the week rolls along

The Wyoming Valley is in for a few sunny days, but fog greets the morning commuters this morning.The National Weather Service reports it was 69 degree...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Smooth going for most of the Tuesday morning commuters

Smooth going for most of the Tuesday morning commuters

The morning commute for Wyoming Valley residents is smooth going Tuesday morning.Interstates 80 and 81 show free-flowing traffic. Spots of heavy traff...

July 26th, 2016 |  


AAA: Local, national average gas prices dipped slightly overnight

AAA: Local, national average gas prices dipped slightly overnight

The local and national average gas prices dropped slightly overnight and are down a few cents from last week.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following d...

July 26th, 2016 |  


State officials say county prison’s elevator doors would have been inspected

State officials say county prison’s elevator doors would have been inspected

WILKES-BARRE — The state Department of Labor and Industry said Monday its certified inspectors examine the safety devices that prevent elevator ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Luzerne County

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Luzerne County

WILKES-BARRE — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Luzerne County.The watch is in effect until 8 p.m.Accordi...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Duryea VFW hoagie sale is Aug. 19

Duryea VFW hoagie sale is Aug. 19

DURYEA — The Duryea VFW will hold an Italian hoagie sale Friday, Aug. 19 at the post home, 492 Stephenson St.Hoagies can picked up anytime after...

July 25th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Plains Junior American Legion Baseball team competing in regional

Plains Junior American Legion Baseball team competing in regional

Seven players from the Pittston Area School District are on the Plains team that won two out of three Wyoming Valley American Legion Baseball Junior L...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Pittston Area falls to Back Mountain in Section 5 9-10 softball championship

Pittston Area falls to Back Mountain in Section 5 9-10 softball championship

OLD FORGE — Pittston Area’s run at a 9-10 Section 5 softball title came to an end Thursday against Back Mountain.The locals were only able...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Wyoming Area football to host golf tournament July 30 at Four Seasons

Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Wyoming Area football to host golf tournament July 30 at Four Seasons

WA lacrosse meeting July 27WEST PITTSTON — The Wyoming Area Boys and Girls Lacrosse Parents Organization will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday July 2...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Nanticoke defeats West Pittston for Section 5 crown, berth in state playoffs

Nanticoke defeats West Pittston for Section 5 crown, berth in state playoffs

WEST PITTSTON — Derek Cease didn’t get the job done with his arm a day earlier, so he let his bat make up for it on Thursday.Cease clobber...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Forlenzas, Wascalis, Shandra win annual St. Joseph Marello golf tourney

Forlenzas, Wascalis, Shandra win annual St. Joseph Marello golf tourney

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The 22nd annual St. Joseph Marello Parish golf tournament was held on June 12 at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course.Winners ...

July 21st, 2016 |  


First Pittston Area USTA Middle States Rally Stars tennis camp teaches fundamentals

First Pittston Area USTA Middle States Rally Stars tennis camp teaches fundamentals

HUGHESTOWN — More than 30 youngsters came out to the first Middle States Rally Stars Summer Tennis Camp sponsored by the Pittston Area girls ten...

July 21st, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Life Deconstructed: Nuggets of advice for our sons

Life Deconstructed: Nuggets of advice for our sons

Recently, my son was away on some adventure or another. I can’t remember where, but I can tell you he got there using my car, my gas and my uni-...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Man on the Street: ‘What’s your guilty pleasure?’

Man on the Street: ‘What’s your guilty pleasure?’

“Buying lottery tickets.”Cindy RonkPittston“Eating junk food and sweets.”Amanda BantaFalls“None… I don’t fee...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Yatesville man pens poem lauding athletes

Yatesville man pens poem lauding athletes

An AthleteIt starts when we are smallas one looks at a picture on the wall.Maybe it was Jim Thorpe or some other,and he or she came from somebody̵...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Hoovers celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Hoovers celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hoover of Plains Township, formerly of West Pittston, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 23. The couple was marrie...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Spinellis celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Spinellis celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Spinelli, Luzerne, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a family gathering held at Pasquale’s Restaurant, ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Peeking into the Past: Brakeman’s quick action at Coxton Yard saved lives

Peeking into the Past: Brakeman’s quick action at Coxton Yard saved lives

In a recent “Peeking into the Past,” it was noted that at least 60,000 lives were saved due to an alert broadcasted by the WPTS radio stat...

July 20th, 2016 |  


OPINION


My Corner, Your Corner: July 7 we lost ‘a giant of generosity’

My Corner, Your Corner: July 7 we lost ‘a giant of generosity’

We lost an unheralded good friend July 7.Jimmy Mulé was a great friend to so many people and one of the most generous. He was a business owner an...

July 15th, 2016 |  


The Hot Corner: Downtown Pittston a hotbed for ‘Pokemon Go’ players

The Hot Corner: Downtown Pittston a hotbed for ‘Pokemon Go’ players

It was 8 p.m. The sun was still out and Main Street in Pittston bustling with activity. It wasn’t parade day, or the Second Friday Art Walk.It s...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Maria Remembers: Our forefathers sacrificed safety for freedom

Maria Remembers: Our forefathers sacrificed safety for freedom

As dusk descended with the setting sun on Sunday, July 3, the eve of our country’s 240th birthday, the sky took on the color of bright pink, dee...

July 8th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: There’s always something going on during a Greater Pittston summer

My Corner, Your Corner: There’s always something going on during a Greater Pittston summer

This past week was a busy one. It started with the sad goodbye to Fr. Joseph Verespy of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont last Sunday.Fr. Verespy...

July 8th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: The good, the bad, the ugly and a dirty sleeping bag

Life Deconstructed: The good, the bad, the ugly and a dirty sleeping bag

As you read this column, you’ll finally come to the conclusion that I’m a colossal hypocrite.Here’s why: I really like my kids.Oh, n...

July 8th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: It’s not always fine the way it was

Life Deconstructed: It’s not always fine the way it was

I’d just spent hours on a complicated stenciling project on one wall of my dining room.These aren’t your mama’s heart and duck stenc...

July 1st, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


The Garden Mediterranean Cafe and Grill in West Pittston offers unique menu

The Garden Mediterranean Cafe and Grill in West Pittston offers unique menu

WEST PITTSTON — Jo Marie Yamin-Ali enjoyed cooking food with her family growing up, which inspired her current career path. The Scranton resident...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 29th, 2016. |  


Choo Choo’s Ice Cream opens in Dupont, grand opening is June 25

Choo Choo’s Ice Cream opens in Dupont, grand opening is June 25

DUPONT — A vacant lot is now home to the newest attraction in Dupont.Choo Choo’s Ice Cream recently opened its doors at 434 Main St. and w...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Father’s Day gift ideas abound in Greater Pittston

Father’s Day gift ideas abound in Greater Pittston

WEST WYOMING — Kristin Randazzo gave her dad a warning last week.Her father, Lou, fell and injured himself at Tunkhannock Creek — right be...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Pittston Popcorn Co. and Cups makes move from Pittston Commons to downtown

Pittston Popcorn Co. and Cups makes move from Pittston Commons to downtown

PITTSTON — The Klobeck family business recently popped into downtown.Pittston Popcorn Co. and Cups relocated from the Pittston Commons to 8 S. M...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


Vintage Vogue opens on South Main Street in Pittston, offers designer items for lower than retail prices

Vintage Vogue opens on South Main Street in Pittston, offers designer items for lower than retail prices

PITTSTON — Tina Maira-Drahus has style in her blood.Her uncle, Sam Maira, once owned a men’s clothing shop at 16 S. Main St. called Sam Ma...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


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