NEWS


Avoca honors police chief for decade of service

Avoca honors police chief for decade of service

AVOCA — Marking a decade as the borough’s police chief, Dave Homschek was recognized by council Thursday.Homschek was presented with a pla...

September 14th, 2017 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Stephanie Jallen has always inspired me

My Corner, Your Corner: Stephanie Jallen has always inspired me

Who inspires you?So many people have inspired me throughout my lifetime, starting with my parents. My dad showed me what it’s like to be a kind ...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Bill Harden named police commissioner in Exeter Borough

Bill Harden named police commissioner in Exeter Borough

EXETER – Bill Harden sees co-workers as family and, on Sept. 13, he assumed the position of patriarch of the Exeter Police Department.Harden, 51...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Lawsuit alleges Pittston woman’s death due to negligient medical care

Lawsuit alleges Pittston woman’s death due to negligient medical care

WILKES-BARRE — A Pittston woman’s family has filed a lawsuit alleging the woman’s sepsis-related death in January 2016 was the resul...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Peeking into the past: Man saves co-worker from certain death

Peeking into the past: Man saves co-worker from certain death

1948 – 69 YEARS AGOTwenty-four gentlemen from the Pittston area traveled to Cape May, NJ to do some deep sea fishing. They boarded a boat captai...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Cost of Luzerne County’s new record storage facility questioned

Cost of Luzerne County’s new record storage facility questioned

WILKES-BARRE — Another $700,000 can be spent renovating Luzerne County’s new record storage building in Hanover Township now that the coun...

September 13th, 2017 |  


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    SPORTS


    Pittston Area field hockey Senior Day is Sept. 18

    Pittston Area’s field hockey team will celebrate Senior Day eEpt. 18 with a 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 game against visiting...

    September 15th, 2017 |  


    Orlando lifts Warriors over Patriots in overtime boys soccer game

    Orlando lifts Warriors over Patriots in overtime boys soccer game

    HUGHESTOWN – Wyoming Area and Pittston Area raced up and down the field for 40 minutes, but were unable to break their 1-1 tie in the second hal...

    September 15th, 2017 |  


    John ‘Beno’ Borzell Drive for Excellence Golf Tournament is Sept. 16 in Falls

    John ‘Beno’ Borzell Drive for Excellence Golf Tournament is Sept. 16 in Falls

    FALLS — The John “Beno” Borzell Drive for Excellence Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 at Emanon Country Club, 543 Old...

    September 14th, 2017 |  


    JetSurge Power Cleaning advances to second half finals in Yatesville Bocce League

    JetSurge Power Cleaning advances to second half finals in Yatesville Bocce League

    YATESVILLE — The second half playoffs in the Yatesville Bocce League continued this week with JetSurge Power Cleaning defeating the Dyller Law F...

    September 14th, 2017 |  


    Book It Through Pittston run/walk honors memory of Tom and Dianne Tigue

    Book It Through Pittston run/walk honors memory of Tom and Dianne Tigue

    PITTSTON — The 2017 Book It Through Pittston Run/Walk was held Sept. 10 in memory of the late Tom and Dianne Tigue. The Tigues’ grandchild...

    September 13th, 2017 |  


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    LIFE


    Maria Heck Life Deconstructed: What’s with these women in nursery rhymes?

    Maria Heck Life Deconstructed: What’s with these women in nursery rhymes?

    Editor’s note: This week’s installment of Life Deconstructed is a reworked version of a column posted by Maria Heck several years ago. Mar...

    August 31st, 2017 |  


    Life Deconstructed: Soon the house will be free of my boys (sob!)

    Life Deconstructed: Soon the house will be free of my boys (sob!)

    The boys are going back to school and I’m weeping. Again. I know. I know! We’ve already ascertained I’m a hypocrite of the worst kin...

    August 23rd, 2017 |  


    Nutrition Corner: Simple ways to eat healthy on campus

    Nutrition Corner: Simple ways to eat healthy on campus

    Whether you are returning to campus or an incoming freshman, you have a lot going on. Purchasing textbooks, reading syllabi and finding your class bui...

    August 23rd, 2017 |  


    Peeking into the past: Quick action saved lives of three young men

    Peeking into the past: Quick action saved lives of three young men

    QuestionDupont residents remembered that, prior to 1952, 16-year-olds received a dose of castor oil as punishment for breaking what city regulation?19...

    August 17th, 2017 |  


    Life Deconstructed: A proud mom moment during a weekend with my daughter

    Life Deconstructed: A proud mom moment during a weekend with my daughter

    I recently attended a bridal shower in Philadelphia with my daughter. I skipped out of town early, looking forward to having a whole hotel room to mys...

    August 17th, 2017 |  


    Nutrition Corner: Why and how men should eat tomatoes

    Nutrition Corner: Why and how men should eat tomatoes

    Lycopene, a natural occurring compound found in tomatoes, typically headlines as a prostate cancer preventive. This phytochemical has been the spotlig...

    August 17th, 2017 |  


    OPINION


    Wyoming Area Scholarship Committee thanks entire community

    Wyoming Area Scholarship Committee thanks entire community

    Dear Members of the Wyoming Area Community,“It’s OK to come from a small town,” resonated at the Eighth Annual Scholarship Celebrati...

    June 7th, 2017 |  


    Member of American Legion Post 477 in Pittston thanks public for support during Memorial Day ceremonies

    Member of American Legion Post 477 in Pittston thanks public for support during Memorial Day ceremonies

    Dear Editor,The American Legion Post 477 would like to thank all who came out to support the Memorial Day weekend ceremonies.We would also like to tha...

    June 2nd, 2017 |  


    Pastor of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church in Duryea thanks vendors and customers for yard sale success

    Pastor of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church in Duryea thanks vendors and customers for yard sale success

    Dear Editor,On behalf of the Parish Family of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, Duryea, Iwould like to thank everyone who helped make ...

    May 3rd, 2017 |  


    West Pittston resident thanks West Pittston Police Sgt. Michael Turner for work during Winter Storm Stella

    West Pittston resident thanks West Pittston Police Sgt. Michael Turner for work during Winter Storm Stella

    Dear Editor,Just a while back, we got paralyzed by a nasty winter storm.As my neighbors and I dug ourselves out, I noticed a familiar face in an unfam...

    April 19th, 2017 |  


    Jenkins Township Chairman thanks municipal departments for efforts during winter storm Stella

    Jenkins Township Chairman thanks municipal departments for efforts during winter storm Stella

    Dear Editor,On behalf of the Jenkins Township supervisors, I would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and assistance during the recent Stell...

    March 23rd, 2017 |  


    Letter to the Editor: Dupont Volunteer Fire Hose Co. president thanks to those who attended annual breakfast

    Letter to the Editor: Dupont Volunteer Fire Hose Co. president thanks to those who attended annual breakfast

    Dear Editor:The Dupont Fire Co. wishes to extend its thanks to all who attended the annual pancake breakfast and to all who supported the fund drive.A...

    March 9th, 2017 |  


    BUSINESS


    Growth, nursing shortage leads to recruitment at NEPA hopitals, clinics

    Growth, nursing shortage leads to recruitment at NEPA hopitals, clinics

    WILKES-BARRE — Two health care providers announced major recruitment efforts within a month of each other, bringing more than 300 nursing and su...

    February 18th, 2017 |  


    Pittston Denny’s celebrates grand opening with meal deals

    Pittston Denny’s celebrates grand opening with meal deals

    PITTSTON — No, you didn’t wake up in the past.Denny’s Pittston location near WalMart off Highway 315 opened in September, but the of...

    February 7th, 2017 updated: February 7th, 2017. |  


    Joe Agolino Jr. opens Legacy Baking Co. next to father’s restaurant in West Pittston

    Joe Agolino Jr. opens Legacy Baking Co. next to father’s restaurant in West Pittston

    WEST PITTSTON — Legacy Baking Co. hopes to live up to its name.The bakery, owned by Joe Agolino Jr., his wife Cristina and Charles Sammon, held ...

    January 31st, 2017 updated: February 1st, 2017. |  


    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 |