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  • What you need to know about the planned expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill. | 8/20/2014
  • Church listings: Aug. 23-24, 2014 All Saints All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12th and Scott streets, Kulpmont. Pastor - The Rev. Alfred J. Bashore. Worship service - 9 a.m. Participants - Richard Kovach, lector; Marsha Karnes, acolyte, altar guild and communion assistant. Assump | 8/23/2014
  • Senior citizen activities: Week of Aug. 24, 2014 Shamokin-Coal Township Monday - Morning cards, 8:30 a.m.; poker, 9:30 a.m.; game show, 11 a.m.; world news, noon; crafts, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday - Morning cards and games, 8:30 a.m.; Walk-a-Mile 9:30 a.m., game show, 11 a.m.; bridge, noon. Wednesday - Mornin | 8/23/2014
  • Annual cookout shows appreciation for state legislators DINWIDDIE - Legislators put aside their political differences Thursday as they gathered at a small farm to focus on farming and agriculture. Over 150 people gathered at the home of local farmer Alvin Blaha to meet their legislators and to discuss local | 8/23/2014
  • City police: Shots fired from replica handgun Hazleton police responded to a report of multiple shots fired in the area of 12th and North Laurel streets around 11:14 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, officers heard more gunshots and found that Darwin Liranzo, 36, of Hazleton, was intoxicated and firing a | 8/22/2014
  • Hundreds turn out for funeral of firefighter, bandmate Songs of the choir drifted out of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, bells rang and the pallbearers, led by bagpipers, carried in Aaron Leshko ahead of firefighters, family and friends in the Hazleton Area High School band. Leshko died Monday from a | 8/22/2014
  • Hero's service for Aaron: Fire companies, police, band take part in teen’s funeral Songs of the choir drifted out of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church in McAdoo, bells pealed and the pallbearers, led by bagpipers, carried in Aaron Michael Leshko ahead of firefighters, family and friends in the Hazleton Area High School Marching Ba | 8/23/2014
  • Supreme Court sides with gov't in local man's open-records case The state Supreme Court on Thursday set the record straight on exactly when the clock starts ticking for an agency to respond to a Right-to-Know (RTK) request. According to the opinion rendered by the court, agencies have five business days from the time | 8/22/2014
  • Semi flips, shuts down Scranton road SCRANTON — A dump truck driving with its bed raised hit power lines and flipped on its side Friday, briefly shutting down traffic on Keyser Avenue. No one, including driver Dale Tuttle, 54, of Honesdale, was injured in the crash, which occurred about 6:20 | 8/23/2014
  • City councilman changes mind; no cell tower on his property After drawing heavy criticism from fellow council members, Scranton Councilman Pat Rogan announced Friday night he is no longer pursuing a contract with Verizon Wireless to erect a cell tower on his land. “Although everything I have pursued has been legal | 8/23/2014
  • Prescott staff gets cold for ALS challenge It was a question Principal Albert O’Donnell had never asked his students at William Prescott Elementary School. “Who would like to dump?” Every hand went in the air on Friday afternoon as Mr. O’Donnell, 10 teachers and staff members and a member of the S | 8/23/2014
  • Lackawanna County cops using new tactics to bust drunken, high drivers Police departments and the district attorney’s office in Lackawanna County are beefing up efforts to stop impaired drivers, employing several new tactics to cut down on the dangerous practice. Anyone arrested under suspicion of DUI whose blood alcohol lev | 8/23/2014
  • Appropriate shoe can aid bunions Q: I have a painful bunion. What is the best way to treat it? A: A bunion occurs when two bones in your foot no longer line up properly. Normally, a bone in the foot lines up straight with the first bone in your big toe. With a bunion, the joint where tho | 8/23/2014
  • SWB RAILRIDERS GAME REPORT 8/22/2014 RailRiders Buffalo ab r h bi ab r h bi Pirela 1b 5 2 3 2 Pompey cf 5 3 2 0 Flores lf 5 0 1 0 Gose rf 4 2 1 2 Refsnyder 2b 5 0 2 2 Gillespie lf 5 2 3 2 Almonte cf 5 1 1 0 Hague 3b 5 1 2 3 Sizemore 3b 4 1 1 0 Wallace 1b 3 0 0 0 Romine c 4 0 0 1 Goins 2b 4 0 | 8/23/2014
  • $entry.name Marco Nieto eagled the first hole and birdied No. 7 to lead Scranton Prep to a 7-2 win over Valley View in a Lackawanna League Big School Division golf match on the front nine at the Scranton Muni on Friday. Anthony Stambone had three birdies for Valley V | 8/23/2014
  • Gemski steps down as Crestwood coach For five decades, Elvetta Gemski has been the face of the storied Crestwood field hockey program. Boasting more than 600 wins, five PIAA championships and inductions into both the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and Pennsylvania Sports halls of | 8/23/2014
  • AG, county investigating former worker The state attorney general’s office is investigating a former employee of the Lackawanna County Office of Economic and Community Development in a probe related to irregularities in paperwork submitted to the state. The county opened its own internal inves | 8/23/2014
  • Commissioner finalist for job at Goodwill Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey O’Brien was one of four finalists to take over the top job at Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the man who has the job decided to stay on. Goodwill president and CEO Gerald T. Langan decided to rem | 8/23/2014
  • Flag raised for LaFesta Italiana | 8/23/2014
  • $entry.name Jose Pirela did everything he could to help Scranton/Wilkes-Barre get a much-needed win Friday, falling just a single short of a cycle. The offense pounded out 11 hits to go along with Pirela’s big night, but a pair of five-run innings by Buffalo was too | 8/23/2014
  • $entry.name PPL workers and emergency crews were called to Stauffer Industrial Park in Taylor about 9 a.m. Friday for electrical wires pulled down by a Lackawanna County Roads and Bridges dump truck. The driver forgot to lower the truck’s bed, which pulled the live w | 8/23/2014
  • Drug detectives bust city man and woman Dawud Stevenson denied all knowledge of narcotics when detectives knocked on his door Thursday night. Then a bundle of heroin packets stamped “Unforgiven” fell out of his shorts. Mr. Stevenson, 37, 1506 E. Gibson St., Scranton, and Tonisha Groves, 38, sam | 8/23/2014
  • City police investigate theft SCRANTON — Lisa Brack invited a man over for a few beers Wednesday night and woke up with nearly $1,000 in possessions missing, city police said. The man, known as “Robert,” was gone, acting Capt. Glenn Thomas said. Two cellphones, each valued at $100, we | 8/23/2014
  • Copper pipe stolen from city home gutted by fire SCRANTON — A city home gutted by fire last month was broken into and burglarized, police said. Police responded to 920 S. Ninth Ave. at 6:45 p.m. Thursday after they received a report that copper pipe had been stolen from the home, acting Capt. Glenn Thom | 8/23/2014
  • Dunmore restaurant cited DUNMORE — The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited a Dunmore restaurant Monday for a liquor law violation, the bureau said Friday. Mecca’s Place, 22 Erie St., failed to have the board-approved manager complete Responsible Alcohol Manage | 8/23/2014
  • Man sought in connection to fatal fire wanted for child pornography PETERSBURG - Alexander Hill, who is wanted in connection to an April house fire where a family of four was found dead, is also wanted on charges of possessing child pornography. Petersburg Bureau of Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt said police issued cha | 8/23/2014
  • CASCOM gets new commanding general FORT LEE - The U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command welcomed its new commanding general, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, during a change of command ceremony Friday morning. Lyons is taking the place of Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, who has been at Fort Lee si | 8/23/2014
  • Shooting near VSU restricts campus ETTRICK - Police are investigating an early morning shooting that took place near the entrance of Virginia State University and left one person shot in the leg. According to Chesterfield police, the shooting occurred around 3:15 a.m. Friday in the 20400 | 8/23/2014
  • What’s next in Fergusonif no charges? FERGUSON, Mo. — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury | 8/23/2014
  • Ferguson fallout: A call for police ‘body cams’ NEW YORK — What if Michael Brown’s last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that ca | 8/23/2014
  • Petersburg schools move to 10-point grading scale PETERSBURG - The city's students will be graded on a 10-point scale for the 2014-2015 school year. The School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to make the change. School officials said changing the grading scale would make students more competit | 8/23/2014
  • Police say Osbourne Road robbery a fake CHESTER - Police have now charged two men - who initially claimed they were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night - with filing false police reports. In a statement Friday afternoon, spokeswoman Elizabeth Caroon said detectives obtained warrants against Alv | 8/23/2014
  • 2 arrested on prostitution charges DINWIDDIE - Two women were arrested on prostitution charges Aug. 20. The Dinwiddie Sheriff's Office said that Crystal Nicole Updike, 25, and Lori Anne Terescheniko, 43, both of the 19000 block of Hope Drive in Sutherland, were arrested together at the E | 8/23/2014
  • Pirela can’t help RailRiders snap skid Jose Pirela did everything he could to help Scranton/Wilkes-Barre get a much-needed win Friday, falling just a single short of the cycle. | 8/23/2014
  • West condemns Russia over aid convoy LUHANSK, Ukraine — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a “direct invasion,” and the U.S. | 8/23/2014
  • Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq; Sunnis pull out of talks BAGHDAD — Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large | 8/23/2014
  • Regional Briefs, August 23, 2014 Susquehanna hit with flash floods CHOCONUT — Several vehicles were stranded in flash floods Thursday night in Susquehanna County, and one passenger required a rescue from local fire departments, said Paul Johnson, the county’s emergency management agency | 8/23/2014
  • Arson-murder rap tossed; man set free HARRISBURG — A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge’s ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science. | 8/23/2014
  • Senior community center looks toward move to new location in Schuylkill Haven SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Seniors who attend the Schuylkill Haven Senior Community Center said they think the new location at the Senior Neighborhood Community Center in the borough will have many benefits. The center, which has been located in the basement of S | 8/23/2014
  • Gemski steps down as Crestwood coach From the 1970s to today, everyone who has known Pennsylvania field hockey has known of Elvetta Gemski. | 8/23/2014
  • Comets name Siegel wrestling coach Gary Siegel won the 1978 PIAA wrestling title at 112 pounds, the first Crestwood athlete in any sport to earn state gold. | 8/23/2014
  • Schuylkill Haven borough council approves name for amphitheater The Schuylkill Haven borough council approved Wednesday the naming rights for a yet-to-be-built amphitheater at The Island in the borough, but not without some disagreement. All council members present voted to name the structure the “Annie Wise Memorial | 8/23/2014
  • Gemski one of the great coaches in WVC history There was no news conference when legendary Crestwood field hockey coach Elvetta Gemski resigned her position Thursday night. | 8/23/2014
  • Gemski’s impact felt at all levels of sport The resignation of Crestwood field hockey head coach Elvetta Gemski was met with sadness from prominent figures in the Wyoming Valley Conference. | 8/23/2014
  • Mahanoy hoops coach steps down FOUNTAIN SPRINGS — “Sometimes life throws you a curveball that is unexpected.” Ty Wartman, the man who was chosen to succeed legendary Mahanoy Area head boys’ basketball coach Mickey Holland, said those words Friday from his Fountain Springs home. Wartman | 8/23/2014
  • High school football teams scrimmage Area football teams conducted their second scrimmages Friday evening. | 8/23/2014
  • Big Diamond Speedway races | 8/23/2014
  • Penn State Schuylkill welcomes new students SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Penn State Schuylkill welcomed its new students Friday. Resident halls opened their doors at 9 a.m. for students to start moving in. “It was exciting this morning,” Jodi Staller, coordinator of public information, said Friday. “People s | 8/23/2014
  • Governor announces nominees for vacant row offices Gov. Tom Corbett announced nominations Friday for two vacant Schuylkill County row offices: Ann Dudish for recorder of deeds and Thomas Campion for clerk of courts. “Both Ann and Tom have demonstrated a commitment to professional excellence and a dedicati | 8/23/2014
  • Farmers report productive 2014 growing season The 2014 growing season may have started late and wet in the spring, but overall weather conditions improved during the summer to make it a very productive season for Schuylkill County farmers. Tanner Delvalle, extension educator at the Penn State Extensi | 8/23/2014
  • B-Mets' Burgamy named postseason all-star The Binghamton Mets are proud to announce Brian Burgamy has been named to the 2014 Eastern League Postseason All-Star Team. The veteran infielder, who has spent time at third base, second base and first base this season, was regarded as the top utility | 8/23/2014
  • Two teams at 64 to lead crowded TCC TOWANDA - There were familiar names at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of the Towanda Country Club Invitational Friday. Defending champions Mike Dalton and Tim Rose were co-leaders with Matt Bedosky and Keith Chesk at 64 while six teams we | 8/23/2014
  • Towanda third, Mansfield fourth at invitational Towanda took third at the Coudersport Invitational. The Black Knights scored 260 as a team, just two behind second place Elk County Catholic (258) while Mansfield was fourth at 268. Bradford scored 251 to win. Nick Innocenzo led the Knights with an 83 w | 8/23/2014
  • Hazleton Area finds support with community service program If professional athletes can do it, Hazleton Area High School athletes can — and should — do it, too. District Athletic Director Fred Barletta received tentative school board approval of a plan that would add a community service requirement to varsity spo | 8/23/2014
  • Wartman resigns from boys basketball post at Mahanoy Area “Sometimes life throws you a curveball that is unexpected.” Ty Wartman, the guy who was chosen to succeed legendary Mahanoy Area head boys basketball coach Mickey Holland, said those words on Friday from his Fountain Springs home. Wartman was alluding to | 8/23/2014
  • Park Place Road plan for Mahanoy Twp. nearly complete The planning for the proposed Park Place Road drainage project is almost complete so that solicitations for bids can be announced in the near future. The Mahanoy Township supervisors were updated during Thursday’s meeting on the project by township secret | 8/23/2014
  • Luzerne County paid $1,245 to abortion clinic Luzerne County paid a Bethlehem abortion clinic more than $1,000 for services rendered last year, according to records obtained by The Citizens’ Voice, a Times-Shamrock newspaper. The county’s check register shows the county cut a $1,245 check to the Alle | 8/23/2014
  • Gemski resigns at Crestwood From the 1970s to today, everyone who has known Pennsylvania field hockey has known of Elvetta Gemski. Boasting more than 600 career wins, five PIAA championships and inductions into both the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and Pennsylvania Spor | 8/23/2014
  • Helen (Aponick) Zancusky Aug. 22, 2014 Helen (Aponick) Zancusky, 96, of Shenandoah Heights passed away peacefully early Friday morning at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice Center, 17th Street, Allentown. Born in Shenandoah on July 7, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Andrew | 8/23/2014
  • Miriam Isaacs Aug. 21, 2014 Miriam “Midge” (Stewart) Isaacs, 87, of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Thursday. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Gertrude Stewart; the beloved wife of Thomas; the loving mother of Cheryl Durham (Barry), Thomas Isaacs J | 8/23/2014
  • Richard P. Hoppy Aug. 22, 2014 Richard P. Hoppy, 81, of Drums, passed away Friday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton, following a one-year illness. Born in West Hazleton on July 19, 1933, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Wojcik) Hoppy, and spent the past | 8/23/2014
  • John “Jackie” Costello Aug. 21, 2014 John “Jackie” Costello of Hazle Township and formerly a resident of Milnesville, passed away Thursday evening in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton after a brief illness. Jackie was born and raised in Milnesville, the son of the late John and S | 8/23/2014
  • Neil J. Bove Aug. 22, 2014 Neil J. Bove, 90, of Hazleton passed away Friday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Monday’s edition of the Standard-Speaker by Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton. | 8/23/2014
  • Bernice Bakelaar Aug. 21, 2014 Bernice Bakelaar, 93, formerly of Sugarloaf, died Thursday at St. Luke Pavilion, Hazleton, where she had been a guest. She was born in McAffee, N.J., daughter of the late George and Mary (Hritzko) Homan. She was a member of Good Shepherd Rom | 8/23/2014
  • D-II ADA ANNOUNCES 2013-14 ACADEMICS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS ETTRICK - The Division-II Athletics Directors Association (D-IIADA) announced the 2013-14 Virginia State University recipients of the D-IIADA Academic Achievement Awards. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplis | 8/23/2014
  • Sterling property transaction requires county’s agreement A day after CityVest announced it was signing away the deed to the former Hotel Sterling property, Luzerne County solicitor David Pedri sent a letter back with one message: not so fast. State law, he said, requires both parties to sign off on any real est | 8/23/2014
  • Wyoming County woman killed in Dallas Twp. wreck A 78-year-old woman was killed Friday morning in a two-car accident in Dallas Township, according to the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office. Shirley Zajkowski, of Monroe Township, Wyoming County, died around 11:10 a.m. after police said she was partially eje | 8/23/2014
  • Hazleton teen remembered by fellow firefighters, community Songs of the choir drifted out of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church in McAdoo, bells pealed and the pallbearers, led by bagpipers, carried in Aaron Michael Leshko ahead of firefighters, family and friends in the Hazleton Area High School Marching Ba | 8/23/2014
  • Indicted W-B police officer suspended Wilkes-Barre officials suspended a city police officer Friday, a day after the officer and four others were charged with taking out fraudulent loans in a bank fraud scheme. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Thomas M. Leighton announced Friday that Officer Jason Anthony, | 8/23/2014
  • Authorities hit W-B man with more child porn charges A Wilkes-Barre man arrested last Friday for trying to send child pornography through email also took pictures of a partially nude 8-year-old girl with his cellphone, police said Thursday. Scott L. Savage, 40, of 180 Stanton St., was charged with more than | 8/23/2014
  • Nanticoke man faces charges for allegedly beating girlfriend A Nanticoke man beat his girlfriend so badly that she couldn’t get out of bed, police said. Nanticoke police arrested Michael Zagora, 42, of 60 W. Green St., on Thursday for allegedly striking Linda Spence in the head and ribs. Officers responded to the G | 8/23/2014
  • AG accuses Wilkes-Barre man of lying about injuries A Wilkes-Barre man lied about his injuries in order to receive state compensation, according to the Office of the Attorney General. John P. Durkin, 40, of 168 Maiden Lane, was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Martin Kane for allegedly | 8/23/2014
  • Biasi, Karmonick vow to maintain tight bond One of the things many high school athletes don’t realize until later in life is that the young men and women they call teammates also will be among the best friends they’ll have throughout their lives. They share unbridled team joy, love and a lifelong b | 8/23/2014
  • Former interim finance head questions Luzerne County’s payment to abortion clinic Luzerne County paid a Bethlehem abortion clinic more than $1,000 for services rendered last year, according to records obtained by The Citizens’ Voice. The county’s check register shows the county cut a $1,245 check to the Allentown Women’s Center on Sept | 8/23/2014
  • Federal fraud charges for five in Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre officials suspended a city police officer Friday, a day after the officer and four others were charged with taking out fraudulent loans in a bank fraud scheme. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Thomas M. Leighton announced Friday that Officer Jason Anthony, | 8/23/2014
  • Reading Anthracite receives grant for county projects Two companies in Schuylkill County have been approved for more than $1 million in state funding for rail freight improvement projects. Gov. Tom Corbett announced Aug. 15 that funding was approved for 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sus | 8/23/2014
  • Around the Region, Aug. 23, 2014 n McAdoo: Cub Scouts Pack 643 will holds its annual car wash and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Boyer’s Market. Donations may also be dropped off beginning at 9:30 a.m. n Nuremberg: The Hazleton Area Public Library’s Nuremberg branch will reope | 8/23/2014
  • Program to explore assassination, funeral of Lincoln A program on the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, Pottsville. “This is a program that we sponsored in conjunction with Batesville Casket Company, Indiana,” Brian Lef | 8/23/2014
  • New business manager appointed in Blue Mountain School District The Blue Mountain School District has a new business manager this school year. Michael Sokoloski, Ashland, was appointed by the school board at a work session Aug. 14, Superintendent Robert Urzillo said Thursday. “As a candidate, he (Sokoloski) was very q | 8/23/2014
  • YOUR OPINION Scary sneak peekat Scranton futureEditor: It’s the fourth year of Mayor Bill Courtright’s administration, and he again finds himself in court:Visiting Judge: “Mr. Mayor, I have bad news for you.” The police union has sued, requiring you to move police hea | 3/21/2014
  • LACKAWANNA COUNTY COURT NOTES MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Carl Angelo Puscavage and David Joseph Steinkirchner, both of Pittston. ■ Thomas G. Johnson and Heather Lynn White, both of Waymart. PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS ■ Ann M. Regan, Dickson City, to Walter J. and Anna Lee Hydash, Lackawanna Count | 8/23/2014
  • Community Event Listing, Aug. 23, 2014 Abingtons Hymn sing: Countryside Community Church hymn sing, Sunday, 6:30 p.m., 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, ice cream social follows; 570-587-3206 or www.countryside -church.org. Archbald Bus trip: Knights of Columbus Council 2644 fundraiser bus t | 8/23/2014
  • Gemski's accomplishments are many There was no news conference when legendary Crestwood field hockey coach Elvetta Gemski resigned her position Friday. Just an email from a school superintendent confirming the news. Now wouldn’t be a good time for a big to-do anyway. The Crestwood field h | 8/23/2014
  • Sen. Toomey congratulates VFW on 100 years of service and sacrifice WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is honoring the 100th anniversary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and is commending its members for their courage and sacrifice in service to the United States and their steadfast support of and | 8/23/2014
  • Propane flaring scheduled Propane flaring scheduled During the week of Aug. 25, GTP will be flaring off propane at the south end of the plant. The flaring will be monitored by both GTP and Flynn Energy personal. Flaring will be conducted between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Fr | 8/23/2014
  • PennDOT will be performing maintenance work at the following locations: SR 1055, Battle Creek Road, Windham Twp., Bridge Work SR 4030, Doty Hill Road, Southcreek/Ridgebury Twp., Base Repairs SR 3021, Windfall Road, Granville/Leroy Twp., Base Repairs SR 0 | 8/23/2014
  • History Fair to be held in Sayre On Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Sayre Historical Society will host the fourth annual History Fair at its museum location at 103 S. Lehigh Avenue, Sayre, Pa. - rain or shine. New this year will be an expanded antique car exhibit, items from the | 8/23/2014
  • The end of August heats up with Trace Adkins concert at Tioga Downs Country music superstar Trace Adkins will perform live on the outdoor summer concert stage on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at Tioga Downs, Nichols, N.Y. The 8 p.m. concert also features his band, the Sarepta Gentlemen's Club, and the vocal duo, Jill & Kate. Wit | 8/23/2014
  • Canton considers county tourism promotion resolution CANTON - Canton Borough Council is among the municipalities that haven't yet made a formal decision on the county's tourism promotion resolution, but will the matter soon become a moot point? On Friday, county commissioner Doug McLinko said the county is | 8/23/2014
  • Canton Borough kicks off 150th anniversary celebration CANTON - Canton Borough got a headstart on its 150th anniversary celebration Friday evening with a free swim at the War Memorial Pool. Pool manager Kari Koval estimated that about 60 people showed up to splash around and have fun. "There's not usually th | 8/23/2014
  • End of summer fireworks to light up Sayre Sunday SAYRE - The red, white and blue of Fourth of July has faded to a summer memory as we roll toward the end of August but on Sunday an explosion of colors is set to illuminate the night sky in Sayre. While many were disappointed in January when the Sayre F | 8/23/2014
  • No strike yet for Athens educators ATHENS - As of the end of the 2012-2013 school year, the 169 teachers represented by the Athens Area Education Association have been working under an expired contract. The past few months have seen negotiations between the AAEA and district come to a sta | 8/23/2014
  • SAES to host Meet the Teacher nights COAL TOWNSHIP - Shamokin Area Elementary School will host Meet the Teacher nights to allow parents and guardians to visit their children's classrooms to meet the teachers and learn more about the curriculum, school rules and policy. The schedule has been | 8/23/2014
  • Numbers don't indicate second SCI meal boycott COAL TOWNSHIP - Mid-week meal figures at SCI-Coal Township don't indicate that a second dining hall boycott was carried out by inmates calling for improved conditions at the state lockup. According to Decarcerate PA, an anti-prison advocacy group, a boy | 8/23/2014
  • Northumberland County row officers win preliminary injunction SUNBURY - The row officers who filed a lawsuit against the county after their salaries were cut and their insurance premiums were raised last fall have won a preliminary injunction because the county failed to file a brief on time. Northumberland County | 8/23/2014
  • Municipal authority sues LMSD over oil spill SUNBURY - A lawsuit accuses Line Mountain School District of negligence for allegedly failing to install an "adequate pressure gauge" on a fuel pump that malfunctioned, spilling 1,250 gallons of heating oil into a municipal sewer system. Lower Mahanoy To | 8/23/2014
  • The cost of oil spill at former Dalmatia Elementary School The Lower Mahanoy Township Municipal Sewer Authority says it is owed $143,453.65 for damages and cleanup of a heating oil leak at the former Dalmatia Elementary School building, owned by Line Mountain School District. A breakdown of the authority's bill | 8/23/2014
  • Sound Off: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 Flu vaccine People are terrified of the Ebola virus when, in reality, more people die each year from the flu, for which there is a vaccine. People foolishly choose to ignore getting it. Go figure. The playground Why is the Shamokin Street playground not | 8/23/2014
  • Noteworthy: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 Number corrected for Italian fest ATLAS - One of the phone numbers listed in a story Friday about the inaugural Mount Carmel Township Italian/Tyrolean Festival, scheduled for Sept. 6, was incorrect. For information on the memorial booklet, call Dauna at | 8/23/2014
  • Police Blotter: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 DUI STONINGTON - State police said charges are pending against an unnamed 38-year-old person from Pearl Street, Shamokin, who is in prison on an outstanding bench warrant and is suspected of driving under the influence in relation to a traffic stop at 1: | 8/23/2014