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Trio sought in Pittston stabbing

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Pittston police are seeking three people in connection with a stabbing in the city last week.According to police, officers on Friday night were called to investigate a report of a stabbing on Tomato Festival Drive in the city.Two victims were treated and released from an area hospital following the 8 p.m. incident, police said. Further information about those individuals was not released.Warrants have been issued for Jose L. Pagan Adorno, Luiymol Pagan Adorno and Bobby Jo Engle, police said Tuesday night.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pittston City Police Dept at 570-654-2425 or call 911.

 

Police seek help identifying attempted bank robbery suspect

EXETER — The Exeter Borough Police Department is investigating an attempted bank robbery at Wells Fargo, 1130 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.The robbery occurred just after 4 p.m. The suspect fled the scene on foot running towards Wyoming Avenue, police said.Any who has information or who can identify the male in the photos is asked to dial 911 and request to speak to Exeter police.

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Royals advance to semis

WILKES-BARRE — There was only one option for Holy Redeemer head coach Juliann DeFalco when tasked with slowing down Wyoming Area’s Bree Bednarski - Alexis Lewis.The senior defender, who DeFalco relies on to provide a calming influence on the field, stepped up to the challenge as the No. 4 Royals bottled up the 61-goal scorer en route to a 3-1 win over No. 5 Wyoming Area in the quarterfinals of the District II AA field Field Hockey Tournament on Tuesday at Hollenback Par...

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Black Knights fend off Warriors in OT

LEHMAN — Statistically speaking, Wyoming Area was outplayed by Lake-Lehman every step of the way Tuesday night. But the Warriors turned in their best performance of the 2014 season.However, it wasn’t enough. The Black Knights erased a 1-0, second-half deficit and Nick Wnuk scored six minutes into overtime to propel Lake-Lehman into the quarterfinals of the PIAA District 2 Class 2A boys soccer playoffs.“I felt like we controlled the majo...

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The taste of victory

The Mt. Zion Fire Company, located just up the hill from the Exeter Township Municipal Building on Mt. Zion Road, has been known to save people from fires and other tragic events. One little known fact is that fire company members also save people from their own empty stomachs.The municipal building played host to the Mt. Zion Fire Company’s Annual Chili Cook off on Oct. 18, marking only the second time the fire company held the event. Mt Zion Fire Company vice-president and ...

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Historical society looking at a bright future

The Greater Pittston Historical Society took a giant leap into the future this past week. Ron Faraday, president of the society, announced last weekend at a Meet and Greet/Wine Tasting event held at Bartolai’s Winery, the society has been granted a 501(c)3 status, making it eligible for grant money that will help sustain and grow the organization.“The 501(c)3 status was critical in getting a business owner to give us some space that would give them a tax write off,̶...

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Six in running for director of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

A firm hired to find a new director for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has interviewed six candidates this week and soon plans to narrow down that list and do a second round of interviews, Lackawanna County Solicitor Donald Frederickson said Monday.He said the airport board expects to hire Barry Centini’s replacement at the Nov. 20 meeting.Centini, 65, of Plains Township, who has worked at the airport for 43 years, the last 25 as director, announce...

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Pittston Township queried about possible takeover of Grandview Drive

Developer Angela Terrana asked Pittston Township Supervisors on Monday night to adopt Grandview Drive, a roadway within Stauffer Pointe Development. The development is a planned condominium community, presently consisting of 184 units.“There have been some complaints regarding cars travelling at a high rate of speed through the development,” said Terrana, and “township control of Grandview will allow the township to implement a speed limit increasing the safety of...

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District 2 playoffs begin Tuesday for local teams

The cold, fall air can only mean one thing: playoffs. The PIAA District 2 championships begin Tuesday for all local teams participating.With tennis and golf finished in the area, field hockey, boys and girls soccer and cross country will begin their respective championships on Tuesday. The volleyball championships begin next week for Wyoming Area and Pittston Area.Field hockeyOn the heels of an 11-0 route of Elk Lake, Wyoming Area will square ...

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WA to induct 2014 Ring of Pride members Friday

Less than six points per game. Let that sink in for a second.The 1984 Wyoming Area football team’s defense was one of the best. It allowed 5.8 points per game, while the Warriors finished 11-2 that year. Now, 30 years later, that team will be honored at Wyoming Area Football Alumni Association’s annual Ring of Pride game on Friday, Oct. 24.The 2014 Ring of Pride inductees - Jeff Hague, Scott Schalles, Jim Carmody, Freddie Marianacci and Jamie Kudrako - will b...

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Nutrition Corner: How to store fall vegetables

The fall season gives us nutrient-rich vegetables like potatoes and winter squash. Some fall produce is still for sale at local farmers’ markets and road side stands. Buying large amounts of local produce like winter squashes and potatoes may be a good buy if you store them properly. Winter squashes and potatoes can be stored for weeks if done so correctly.

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WYOMING BOROUGH

WYOMING — Michael Flanagan was hired as the Wyoming Borough police commissioner here Tuesday by a unanimous vote of borough council members.Flanagan, the former police chief in Laflin, has been with the borough part-time for nearly the past decade. His plan is to get the community more involved.“I thought this would be a great opportunity to continue my leadership role in the region,” Flanagan said. “I’m looking forward to the challenge....

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Pittston Class of 1959 holds 55-year reunion

The Pittston High School Class of 1959 held its 55th anniversary class reunion on Sunday, July 20 at the Newberry Estates, Dallas. The evening featured a cocktail hour, open bar and hors d’oeuvres followed by a four hour buffet which included four stations with a variety of food. A D.J. played 50s music and a photographer took a class picture. From left, first row, are Sam Montagna, Shiela Kearny Cain, Janice Mandicott Dombrowski, Barbara Balconis Miller, Elana Lynott De Angelo, Dolores...

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THIS WEEK IN SPORTS

MONDAY, OCT. 20No local events scheduledTUESDAY, OCT. 21Field hockeyWyoming Area at HR/L-L, 4:15 p.m.VolleyballNorth Pocono at Wyoming Area, 4:30 p.m.Delaware Valley at Pittston Area, 4:30 p.m.WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22Cross CountryDistrict 2 Championships at Elk LakeTHURSD...

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WYOMING NEWS: Pasta dinner Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Wyoming Area Drama Parents will host a pasta dinner on from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria to promote the fall play “Almost Maine” in November. Tickets are $8, eat in or take out.Halloween costume partyThe West Wyoming Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold a Halloween costume party from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the nest home, 445 W. 8th St., West Wyoming. Karaoke and dance music, alo...

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LOCAL CHATTER

Pittston Area student Kristen Richards was awarded a Letter of Commendation, signifying her designation as a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The award is based on Kristen’s outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2013.

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MEET THE PATRIOTS

Each week, the Sunday Dispatch will feature senior students from Pittston Area. Each student will have an opportunity to tell the Greater Pittston area a little about themselves.Paula GossPaula Goss was born on April 2, 1997, and resides in Pittston. She can most likely be seen hanging out with Jasmine Gage, Faith Villano, Olivia Golenshi, Frank Barlotta and Trina Ralfko. Her friends are definitely the reason why she considered her high school e...

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SENIOR CITIZEN NEWS

Falls Active Adult CenterFalls Active Adult Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties, invites anyone 50 years of age and over to the following activites:Mondays: Craft Club meets from 1 to 2 p.m.Tuesdays: Brain games at lunchWednesdays: Walking group 10 to 10:45 a.m.Thursdays: Nutrition talks at lunchFridays: Geocaching activity 9:30 a.m. to noonZumba Gold Classes wi...

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