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  • Urinating man sentenced to jail time A Scranton man will spend up to four years in prison for urinating on a 3-year-old and making the child drink his urine. On Wednesday, Lackawanna County Judge Vito Geroulo sentenced James Matthew Acevedo-Schneider, 24, to one to four years in state prison | 10/2/2014
  • Scranton man sentenced to prison for sex with 12-year-old A Scranton man will spend seven to 20 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in a downtown parking garage. James Lloyd, 35, who pleaded guilty June 5 to aggravated indecent assault of a person under 13, was sentenced Wednesday in | 10/2/2014
  • Meet Ember, the newest member of the Scranton Police Department All it takes is one drop of 2-month-old evaporated gasoline on a rag, and Ember will find it. The Scranton Police Department unveiled the black Labrador retriever, its newest member, at a demonstration in front of police headquarters Wednesday. The 20-mon | 10/2/2014
  • Former Carbondale teacher sentenced to probation A former band teacher was sentenced to three years of probation for smoking marijuana with his students and buying them alcohol. Steven Wayne Dixon, 27, 1013 N. Irving Ave., Scranton, was sentenced by Judge Vito Geroulo on Wednesday. The Carbondale Area J | 10/2/2014
  • $entry.name PLAINS TWP. — Since Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has added amenities like a $50 million hotel, President Mike Bean said more people are coming from farther distances and staying longer. His goal is for the casino to continue to draw more out-of-town dollar | 10/2/2014
  • Tigers, Angels will be last AL teams standing It was arguably the most exciting night in baseball history — Sept. 29, 2011 — and I had a front row seat in the first-base dugout at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. | 10/2/2014
  • YOUR OPINION Approve pipeline Editor: It is simply ridiculous for the Obama administration to continue dragging its feet on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. We have waited five years for this important addition to our nation’s energy infrastructure. That is l | 3/21/2014
  • United Way numbers encouraging as campaign hits halfway point The 2014 United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Campaign jumped out to a fast start as the fundraiser reached the halfway point Wednesday. The campaign achieved 37.6 percent of its goal, or more than $1.3 million, heading into the second half. Though | 10/2/2014
  • Ex-Lakeland teacher gets jail time for sex with student Matthew Stevens spoke at length in Lackawanna County Court about the changes in his life since his arrest for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. When the ex-Lakeland Junior-Senior High School band teacher finished, Judge Vito Geroulo | 10/2/2014
  • CTC teachers plan strike for next week Teachers at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County plan to walk the picket line next week, the union president said Wednesday. Union leaders are planning a strike after teachers rejected a tentative agreement on Monday. The strike announcement | 10/2/2014
  • Drug bust snares Lacakwanna County prison guard A Lackawanna County prison guard is among 14 people, including several others with ties to law enforcement, charged Wednesday in connection with a major anabolic steroid ring, the state attorney general’s office announced. Nick Baloga, 44, 2223 Capouse Av | 10/2/2014
  • Couple sentenced in assault case SCRANTON — A Clarks Summit couple was sentenced to community service on Wednesday for beating a Scranton man with a metal bar over a debt. Ian Castrogiovanni, 37, and Heather Wagner, 28, both of 316 Summit Ave., were sentenced by Judge Vito Geroulo to 50 | 10/2/2014
  • NEPA volunteer project completes more than $230,000 in projects SCRANTON — The non-profit NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania announced Monday the completion of two home-repair projects that resulted in $232,900 worth of volunteer labor. Each rehabilitation project aimed to improve the homes of moderate-income, el | 10/2/2014
  • Scranton Redevelopment Authority accepts annual audit SCRANTON — An annual audit of the Scranton Redevelopment Authority found no major problems or deficiencies but noted the agency “struggles” to meet financial obligations. Conducted by Murphy, Dougherty & Co. Certified Public Accountants of Moscow, the aud | 10/2/2014
  • Handgun found in dorm room SCRANTON — Detectives from the Lackawanna County district attorney’s office announced Wednesday that they arrested a Lackawanna College student last week after finding a .22-caliber handgun in his backpack Sept. 25. Detectives also found bullets in a plas | 10/2/2014
  • Monday last day to register to vote SCRANTON — Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, Lackawanna County Director of Elections Marion Medalis said. The Department of Elections office, 2400 Stafford Ave., will be open daily today, Friday and Monday from 9 a | 10/2/2014
  • HS SOCCER: Three girls teams remain unbeaten Scranton Prep hiked its perfect mark to 9-0 behind a hat trick from Cara Griffith in Lackawanna League Division I soccer Wednesday. Lakeland and Mountain View also kept their unbeaten marks intact, Lakeland tripping Holy Cross, 2-0, and the Lady Eagles so | 10/2/2014
  • HS ROUNDUP: WEstern Wayne knocks Dunmore volleyball from ranks of unbeaten Led by Rebecca Carmody, Kristin Thorpe and Anna Krenitsky, Western Wayne beat visiting Dunmore in four sets Wednesday, handing the Lady Bucks their first loss of the Lackawanna League volleyball season. Carmody had 14 kills, seven blocks and eight digs, w | 10/2/2014
  • HS TENNIS: Washburn excited about opportunity A year after not playing in the singles tournament, Brigid Washburn is eager to start this one. After leading Wallenpaupack to a berth in the District 2 Class AAA playoffs, the No. 1 singles player on her team earned one of the top eight seeds for the cha | 10/2/2014
  • LOCAL COLLEGE: Marywood soccer team posts shutout Marywood University’s stingy defense extended its shutout streak to 207 minutes and the Pacers opened the Commonwealth States Athletic Conference men’s soccer season with a 5-0 win over visiting Baptist Bible College on Wednesday. Justin Sunseri and Patri | 10/2/2014
  • FB: Juniata-TV game moved to Hegins Dawgs-Juniata football game moved to Hegins HEGINS — A delay in an ongoing field-improvement project at Juniata High School has forced Friday’s Tri-Valley League football game between Tri-Valley and Juniata to be moved to Bulldog Stadium in Hegins. Juniat | 10/2/2014
  • High School Soccer Roundup LEHIGHTON — Pine Grove’s biggest games of the regular season are over the next six days. But the first, the Cardinals had to get past Lehighton. It was no problem for Pine Grove’s high-powered offense. Rachel Edge scored four times to lead the Cardinals t | 10/2/2014
  • High School Girls' Volleyball Roundup HOMETOWN — In a head coaching matchup pitting father against son, Marian’s girls’ volleyball team defeated Mahanoy Area 25-10, 25-11, 25-18 in a non-league match on Wednesday. Marian, coached by John Fallabel, continued its season-long dual-match streak o | 10/2/2014
  • H.S. GIRLS' SOCCER: Degrassi leads Crimson Tide past Tamaqua TAMAQUA — It would have been easy for Pottsville to look past Tamaqua with two of its biggest games of the regular season coming up. That would have been a mistake, too. A loss could have crippled the Crimson Tide’s hope for a another trip to the Schuylki | 10/2/2014
  • 13 charged in steroid rings includes Coal Township man The Attorney General’s Office and law enforcement charged 13 people, including a probation officer and four current or former corrections officers, with running two transcontinental anabolic steroid rings. Among the defendants is Matt Valanoski, 25, of 83 | 10/2/2014
  • Commissioners approve vote to increase supervisors in 2 townships Three township supervisors or five? Voters in two Schuylkill County townships will answer that question at the polls next month. The county commissioners gave their approval Wednesday for the following referendum question to be added to ballots in East Un | 10/2/2014
  • Barefield plans demolition, window replacement projects Before the city’s Historical Architectural Review Board on Wednesday, the chief executive officer for Barefield Development Corp. asked for a recommendation to demolish a former community hub, the former Kep’s Corner at 1 N. Second St. “It’s in bad shape. | 10/2/2014
  • Law enforcement officials review proper procedure SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Former Sullivan County District Attorney Max P. Little told about 50 police officers and prosecutors on Wednesday that good courtroom work is the key to getting convictions. “The jury looks at the prosecuting officer for guidance,” Litt | 10/2/2014
  • Hunting banned in manhunt area The state Game Commission banned hunting in a 349-square-mile area spanning parts of Pike and Monroe counties after state police discovered explosives in the area left by suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein. “There’s some pretty obvious dangers associ | 10/2/2014
  • Infant hospitalized; Andreas man jailed A man from Andreas is in Schuylkill County Prison after he was charged with injuring a 4-month-old boy from New Ringgold. State police at Frackville said Travis Garris, 25, of the 100 block of Bolichs Road, Andreas, was arraigned Wednesday by Magisterial | 10/2/2014
  • County to remove flooring at former beauty school The former Empire Beauty School in downtown Pottsville will soon be a “clean slate” before being remodeled into a home for Schuylkill County human service agencies. Bids were opened Wednesday at the commissioners’ work session to remove flooring consistin | 10/2/2014
  • Yuengling aims to open gift shop in former ice cream factory next year In late 2015, D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. will wrap up a more than $2 million renovation project and reopen its former ice cream factory building as a new gift shop and museum, Richard L. “Dick” Yuengling Jr., the brewery’s president, said Wednesday. “When | 10/2/2014
  • MLB PLAYOFFS: Giants blank Pirates in NL wild card PITTSBURGH — Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National Lea | 10/1/2014
  • Namedropper, Oct. 2, 2014 Best buddies help plan Buddy Walk Daniel O’Brien and Mikie Perry are among those helping to plan the 13th annual Parents of Down Syndrome of NEPA Buddy Walk for their senior project. The Buddy Walk steps off Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lakeland High School in Sco | 10/2/2014
  • Two troopers injured as 19th day of manhunt winds to a close PRICE TWP. — A helicopter landed at the scene of an intense manhunt Wednesday night after two troopers were injured in an accident, officials said. “A Medivac helicopter was requested for a medical assist” for two troopers who suffered “non-life threateni | 10/2/2014
  • High school cross country roundup WEATHERLY — Adam Bahrey set a course record and teammate Willie Streisel finished 1 second later as Mahanoy Area swept Marian and Weatherly on Wednesday to take command of the Schuylkill League Division II boys’ cross country race. Bahrey ran an 18:42 on | 10/2/2014
  • Schuylkill League girls' cross country Schuylkill League Girls’ Cross Country | 10/2/2014
  • Boys cross country standings Schuylkill League Boys’ Cross Country | 10/2/2014
  • Police seek info on robbery suspect Butler Township police released a description of the suspect who robbed an undisclosed amount of money from National Penn Bank on South Hunter Highway on Tuesday. The masked suspect, believed to be a white male, entered the bank at about 4 p.m., vaulted o | 10/2/2014
  • Two troopers injured during Frein manhunt PRICE TWP. — A helicopter was called to the scene of an intense manhunt Wednesday night after two troopers were injured, officials said. “A medevac helicopter was requested for a medical assist” for two troopers who suffered “non-life-threatening injuries | 10/2/2014
  • No ruling in budget legal dispute Hazleton’s 2015 budget is due in less than a month, but a city official reported no progress in resolving a dispute over this year’s spending plan after appearing before a Luzerne County judge on Wednesday. Lawyers involved in Hazleton’s ongoing budget di | 10/2/2014
  • One firefighter treated and released after Valmont blaze A firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion while responding to a blaze Tuesday that damaged duct work and two ovens at a metal plant in Valmont Industrial Park, Hazle Township’s fire chief said. The firefighter was treated and released from Lehigh Vall | 10/2/2014
  • Around the Region n Barnesville: The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. recently welcomed a new member, Mary Ann Laughlin, during a meeting at the Ryan Township Fire Company. n Hamburg: A “Wine Walk in Downtown Hamburg,” sponsored by the revitalization group Our To | 10/2/2014
  • County sees slight increase in jobless rate Although there was a slight increase in the unemployment rate, Schuylkill County has shown an improvement over the year. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.1 of a percentage point to 6.7 percent in August, according to the latest figures rel | 10/2/2014
  • Agreement reached in Pine Grove expulsion hearing PINE GROVE — An expulsion hearing for a Pine Grove Area High School student came to a conclusion Wednesday when both sides reached an agreement. “We came to a resolution. We’re not at liberty to discuss any of the particulars,” Sudhir Patel, attorney for | 10/2/2014
  • Three injured in city crash Two people were flown to a regional trauma center and a third person was taken to a local hospital for treatment after two cars collided at Poplar and Hawthorne streets in Hazleton on Wednesday night, city police said. Police said that a silver Honda Civi | 10/2/2014
  • Pension denied to former court clerk Another court, another loss for former Luzerne County Clerk of Courts Robert Reilly. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel has upheld a ruling by a Luzerne County judge that denied the longtime elected official his pension because he was busted on corrup | 10/2/2014
  • Hazleton man gets eight years in prison A Luzerne County judge has determined a Hazleton man is a sexually violent predator and sentenced him to up to eight years in prison. Earl Kozich, 29, of South Fulton Court, will spend four to eight years in prison for having sexual relations with a 9-yea | 10/2/2014
  • Two townships consider changes to supervisor counts Three township supervisors or five? Voters in two Schuylkill County townships will answer that question at the polls next month. East Union Township Supervisor Dennis Antonelli said he circulated a petition calling for a referendum question that asks the | 10/2/2014
  • Luzerne attorney suspended for 2 years The state Supreme Court has suspended a Luzerne County attorney for two years following his no-contest plea on charges he tried to coerce two teenage girls to have sex with him at a motel. Robert Zanicky, 41, of Drums, consented to the punishment followin | 10/2/2014
  • Atheist group's ad to appear on COLTS bus An atheist organization repeatedly rebuffed by the County of Lackawanna Transit System will finally see one of its advertisements on a COLTS bus. The difference this time? The word “atheists” appears nowhere in the ad, which instead just promotes the NEPA | 10/2/2014
  • Mary Simmons Sept. 30, 2014 Mary Simmons, 92, formerly of McAdoo, passed away Tuesday afternoon at The Patrician, Hazleton. Born in McAdoo, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Ella (Lishka) Natishin. She was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, | 10/2/2014
  • Martha Sachse Schreiner Sept. 30, 2014 Martha Sachse Schreiner, wife and mother, passed away Tuesday from complications from dementia. She was born May 19, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Robert L. Sachse and Alma Lambert Sachse of Conyngham. Martha and her husband, Glen, | 10/2/2014
  • Laurel K. Polinsky Sept. 30, 2014 Laurel K. Polinsky, 81, a guest at Mountain City Health and Rehabilitation Center, 403 Hazle Township Blvd., Hazle Township, passed away Tuesday at the center. Born Nov. 27, 1932, in Oneida, she was a daughter of the late the late Nicholas | 10/2/2014
  • Peters services announced A memorial service for Frederick E. Peters, 87, of Conyngham, who passed away Aug. 30 due to heart complications, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums. Interment will follow in Co | 10/2/2014
  • Shirley (Fisher) Larock Oct. 1, 2014 Shirley (Fisher) Larock, 79, formerly of Sugarloaf, passed away Wednesday morning at The Laurels Senior Living Community, Hazleton, where she had been a resident for the past seven years. Born in Fern Glen on Aug. 14, 1935, she was the daught | 10/2/2014
  • Albert Kollesar Sept. 27, 2014 Albert Kollesar, 90, of the North End section of Wilkes-Barre, formerly of the Freeland area, was reunited with his beloved Anna in eternal life Saturday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following an illness. Born Oct, 10, 1923, i | 10/2/2014
  • Mary M. Bobeck Sept. 30, 2014 Mary M. Bobeck, 86, of West Hazleton passed away Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown. She was born in Crystal Ridge, daughter of the late George and Lottie (Wojciechowski) Bunk, and resided in West Hazleton f | 10/2/2014
  • Midget Football Tri-County Pee Wee ❏ Jim Thorpe 19, Hazleton 7 - Luis Teron scored on a 20-yard run and Dalton Burkhardt added the conversion to account for the Cougars scoring. Jeffrey Carswell led the defense with five tackles, Devon Rossi had a fumble recovery and Jas | 10/2/2014
  • Jr. High Basketball Schuylkill League Eighth Grade ❏ Weatherly 46, Nativity 25 - Emily Zoscin dropped in 19 points and Megan Peifer added 14 in the victory. Allison Clarke tabbed nine points for Nativity. ❏ Tamaqua 28, Panther Valley 7 - Kayla Sherry knocked down six points | 10/2/2014
  • Junior High Football Hazleton Area 42, Tunkhannock 14 - Several Cougars played a part in their rout of the Tigers. Ryan Wolk threw touchdown passes to Damon Horton and Nolan Schnieder, Damon Horton and C.J. Kapuschinsky both rushed for a touchdown and Matt Fisher scored on a | 10/2/2014
  • Jr. High Cross Country Derian Stianche finished first overall in 9:25 to lead the Tamaqua boys in junior high cross country action against Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Wednesday. Mac Kramer, CMVT’s lone runner, came in second in 11:12. Charles Kabana was third with a time of 12:07. | 10/2/2014
  • H.S. Volleyball WVC ❏ Hazleton Area 3, Lake-Lehman 1 - The Lady Cougars beat the host Lady Black Knights 25-19, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23. Cindy Quetteriez contributed eight assists, Alivia Roberts added 10 kills, Julia Rudenko served four aces and Maggie Bono had 15 digs. Non | 10/2/2014
  • H.S. Soccer WVC Boys ❒ Dallas 5, Hazleton Area 4 - Donald Michalisin fired in an unassisted shot with less than three minutes remaining (37:54) to lift Dallas to the victory in conference action Wednesday. Johnathon Pozniak netted a pass from Phil Veet 5:19 into the | 10/2/2014
  • H.S. Cross Country Boys ❏ North Schuylkill 24, Lehighton 31; North Schuylkill 24, Pottsville 31- Mike Baketter finished first overall for Lehighton (18:12), but the Spartans’ Chris McCormick (18:18) and George Anthony (18:18) finished third and fifth, respectively, adding t | 10/2/2014
  • Hunting banned in search area The state Game Commission banned hunting in a 349-square-mile area spanning parts of Pike and Monroe counties after state police discovered explosives in the area left by suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein. “There’s some pretty obvious dangers associ | 10/2/2014
  • Court upholds ruling denying Reilly’s pension Another court, another loss for former Luzerne County Clerk of Courts Robert Reilly. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel has upheld a ruling by a Luzerne County judge that denied the longtime elected official his pension because he was busted on corrup | 10/2/2014
  • Students selling cards for troopers’ families The words “honor” and “duty” hung over the teenagers mingling in Joe Lakkis’ classroom at the Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center. The classroom, part of the law enforcement department, is set up like a police squad room. The students were dressed | 10/2/2014
  • Probation officer, guards among those charged in steroid ring The state Attorney General’s Office and local law enforcement Wednesday charged 13 people, including a probation officer and four current or former corrections officers and a local football star turned NFL hopeful, with running two transcontinental anabol | 10/2/2014
  • Former magistrate’s secretary accused of selling steroids, painkillers to informant A former secretary of a Luzerne County district magistrate was charged Wednesday for selling steroids and painkillers. Kristen Pietrzyk, 27, who worked at the office of Magisterial District Judge Alexandra Kokura Kravitz in Pittston, was charged Wednesday | 10/2/2014
  • Study: More gas wells in area leads to more hospitalizations WILKES-BARRE — The more natural gas wells in an area, the more of its residents end up in the hospital. So indicate the results of an unreleased study that was revealed at a state Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing at King’s College on Wednesday o | 10/2/2014
  • Game commission bans hunting in search area The state Game Commission banned hunting in a 349-square-mile area spanning parts of Pike and Monroe counties after state police discovered explosives in the area left by suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein. “There’s some pretty obvious dangers associ | 10/2/2014
  • Troopers hurt during Frein search PRICE TWP. — A helicopter was called to the scene of an intense manhunt Wednesday night after two troopers were injured, officials said. “A Medivac helicopter was requested for a medical assist” for two troopers who suffered “non-life threatening injuries | 10/2/2014
  • Misericordia alumni support former field hockey and softball athlete after stroke Planning for a fun-filled alumni weekend took an unexpected detour this summer for a group of former Misericordia University field hockey and softball teammates. Cathy Valonis Riggs, Class of 1996, said the group discovered one of their classmates, Lakela | 10/2/2014
  • After two failures to enact commuter tax, Scranton officials might try again Scranton has had two strikes for a commuter tax but may yet take another swing at one, officials said Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday struck down the city’s 0.75 percent commuter tax under state Act 205 to shore up pensions, because the city would have impo | 10/2/2014
  • Weinstock lifts Seminary past Wyoming Area in OT At Wyoming Area, Becca Weinstock scored in overtime to lead Wyoming Seminary to a 2-1 win over Wyoming Area on Wednesday afternoon. | 10/2/2014
  • Lake-Lehman's Hockenbury sets Pittston Area course record At Pittston Area, Lake-Lehman’s Dominic Hockenbury broke the course record, completing the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 32 seconds in WVC cross country on Wednesday. | 10/2/2014
  • Mohegan Sun president eyes tourist dollars PLAINS TWP. — Since Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has added amenities like a $50 million hotel, President Mike Bean said more people are coming from further distances and staying longer. His goal is for the casino to continue to draw more out-of-town dollar | 10/2/2014
  • Tona powers Crusaders past Trojanettes At Solomon/Plains, Mary Tona scored four first-half goals and Emma Sukowaski had two goals and an assist to lead Coughlin to an 8-0 victory over Nanticoke Area in WVC girls soccer on Wednesday. | 10/2/2014
  • Hanover Area blanks Pittston Area At Hanover Area, Shalianna Rios had 10 service points and 17 digs to lead Hanover Area to a 3-0 win over Pittston Area in WVC girls volleyball on Wednesday. | 10/2/2014
  • Rookie forwards show chemistry in preseason win WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have had their share of promising rookie forwards over the last few years. | 10/2/2014
  • Lackawanna County Court Notes MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Andrew Davis Edwards, Moscow, and Susan Elizabeth Krisanda, Scranton. ■ Richard Francis Piercy Jr. and Lauren Elizabeth Cadden, both of Simpson. ■ Gerald Paul Williams and Mary Louise Tully, both of Carbondale. ■ Jeffrey Lingobardo, Cl | 10/2/2014
  • Community Events Listings, Oct. 2, 2014 Duryea Sewer authority: Borough Sewer Authority meeting Monday, 7 p.m., Municipal Building. Hawley 5K walk/run: Hawley Public Library Run to Read 5K, Saturday, 9 a.m., Bingham Park; T-shirts, $12/pre-registration, library or online at www.waynelibraries.o | 10/2/2014
  • Lawyer suspended after no contest plea in sex case The state Supreme Court has suspended a Luzerne County attorney for two years following his no contest plea on charges he tried to coerce two teenage girls to have sex with him at a local motel. Robert Zanicky, 41, of Drums, consented to the punishment fo | 10/2/2014
  • Line painting planned in Kingston Twp. today Kingston Township officials say Interstate Road Marking will be painting lines on certain roads in the township starting around 7 a.m. Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to avoid the following roads, if possible: Atherholt Drive, Bunker H | 10/2/2014
  • W-B man faces animal cruelty charges A man abandoned a group of dogs inside a Wilkes-Barre residence where they were deprived of food or water until two died, according to authorities. Luzerne County animal control officials allege Deron M. Isaac abandoned four dogs at 211 Bowman St. as far | 10/2/2014
  • Corrections & clarifications 10/2/14 Due to a page production issue, a paragraph of Elizabeth Skrapits’ “Back Mountain Bits” column was omitted from Wednesday’s print edition. The column can be viewed in its entirety at citizensvoice.com. | 10/2/2014
  • Acting W-B Twp. fire chief confident funding will be restored Acting Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief Danny Harkenreader said he met with Mayor Carl Kuren Wednesday and is optimistic there will be an agreement to restore township funding to the volunteer fire department. Township council voted to cut off funding Tue | 10/2/2014
  • Capparell, Mahanoy teams shine in SIAL meet Marian freshman Tina Capparell cruised to yet another solid cross country victory on Wednesday, outkicking every other girl in a Schuylkill League meet with Mahanoy Area and Weatherly in Weatherly. Just as she has done all season long, Capparell was no ma | 10/2/2014
  • Tigers, Angels will prevail in ALDS It was arguably the most exciting night in baseball history — Sept. 29, 2011 — and I had a front row seat in the first-base dugout at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. As members of the Tampa Bay Rays leaned closer to the clubhouse television, we co | 10/2/2014
  • Manhunt costs a future topic HARRISBURG — State officials aren’t ready yet to provide estimates of how much the extended manhunt for suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein in the Poconos is costing taxpayers. But that doesn’t mean the issue of providing the Pennsylvania State Police | 10/2/2014
  • Study: Gas wells impact health of nearby residents WILKES-BARRE — The more natural gas wells in an area, the more of its residents end up in the hospital. So indicate the results of an unreleased study that was revealed at a state Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing at King’s College on Wednesday o | 10/2/2014
  • Frein may have previously hid in woods to avoid theft charge WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — This isn’t the first time Eric Matthew Frein fled to avoid prosecution. The Canandensis man suspected of shooting two Pennsylvania state troopers was set to go to trial in Schuyler County, New York on theft charges on April 6, 2006. B | 10/2/2014
  • John W. Stotten October 1, 2014 John W. Stotten, 81, of Mahanoy City, passed away Wednesday at Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. Born in Mahanoy City, June 19, 1933, he was a son of the late John and Susan Popick Stotten. He was of the Protestant faith. John was a | 10/2/2014
  • Dennis L. Sever Dennis L. “Sheik” Sever, 68, of Arnots Addition, Saint Clair, died Tuesday at home. Born in Pottsville, July 22, 1946, he was a son of the late Frank and Joan Berry Sever. A 1964 graduate of Saint Clair High School, he was a crane operator at Bethlehem St | 10/2/2014
  • Mary E. Maurer September 30, 2014 Mary E. Maurer, 89, of Golden Living York Terrace, formerly of Valley View, passed away Tuesday at Golden Living York Terrace. Born April 7, 1925, in Valley View, she was a daughter of the late George D. and Mamie Koppenhaver Wenrich. A | 10/2/2014
  • Lawrence R. Margetanski Lawrence R. Margetanski, Lykens, passed away Monday at Coudersport. Born in Lykens, Oct. 22, 1941, he was a son of the late George and Mabel Miller Margetanski. He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Romaine Worhacz. Larry was a graduate of t | 10/2/2014
  • Andrew Hardee September 29, 2014 Andrew Hardee, 61, of Zion Grove, passed away unexpectedly Monday at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Cemetery, Ringtown. Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Ringtown, has assisted Andrew’s fam | 10/2/2014
  • Births, Oct. 2, 2014 Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street To Isaac Price and Brandi Schell, Pottsville, a son, Sept. 8. To Bill Wallace and Jennifer Lynn Ferraro, Pottsville, a daughter, Sept. 11. To Charals Schrader and Kayla Leibel, Pottsville, a daughter, Sept. 1 | 10/2/2014
  • Police, Oct. 2, 2014 Police report multiple incidents HOMETOWN — Rush Township police reported the results of several incidents handled recently in their coverage area. On Sept. 23, police said a 6:15 p.m. vehicle stop on Claremont Avenue resulted in Joseph Komar, 20, of Weat | 10/2/2014