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Wyoming Area Primary Center students participate in mobile agricultural science lab

Wyoming Area Primary Center students participate in mobile agricultural science lab

WYOMING — Julie Albert, 7, and Damon Swartwood, 8, were both certain that if you put a popcorn kernel in water, it would sink. They learned that...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce plans ‘Meet Your Match’ event Sept. 28

PITTSTON —The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce will hold “Meet Your Match,” a bachelor and bachelorette auction, from 6 to 9:30 ...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Luzerne County property assessments questioned on repository sites

Luzerne County property assessments questioned on repository sites

New York resident Alex Zbinovsky snatched up a cavernous former factory in Wilkes-Barre in 2013 because he thought the structure had potential and the...

September 21st, 2017 updated: September 21st, 2017. |  


Pittston wants LCB hearing on noise rules

Pittston wants LCB hearing on noise rules

PITTSTON — Council members Wednesday approved requesting a hearing with the state Liquor Control Board to extend an exemption from the LCB’...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Luzerne County 911 head says center has ‘turned a corner’

Luzerne County 911 head says center has ‘turned a corner’

Three years after intense public criticism of staffing shortages, low morale and insufficient training at Luzerne County’s 911 center, officials...

September 19th, 2017 |  


County officials question employee compensation for manufacturer seeking tax break

County officials question employee compensation for manufacturer seeking tax break

While the prospect of 90 new manufacturing jobs sounds appealing, Luzerne County Council members pressed for specifics on the pay.The topic came up du...

September 18th, 2017 updated: September 18th, 2017. |  


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    SPORTS


    Wyoming Area graduate Julian Campenni coaching at Boston College

    Playing at Wyoming Area helped prepare Julian Campenni for a college career at the University of Connecticut.A season on the sidelines with the Warrio...

    September 15th, 2017 |  


    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 |  


    Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Pittston Area Basketball Booster Club meeting Sept. 18

    Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Pittston Area Basketball Booster Club meeting Sept. 18

    PA Basketball Booster Club meeting Sept. 18YATESVILLE — The Pittston Area Basketball Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 in the hi...

    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 |  


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    LIFE


    Nutrition Corner: After school snacks — do they measure up?

    Nutrition Corner: After school snacks — do they measure up?

    Labor Day brings mixed feelings of back to school. I hear parents say some children are anxious to go back, while others are not. While you are enjoyi...

    August 31st, 2017 |  


    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 |  


    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 |