Redeemer Secures Spot In 12th Straight District Final

U.S. 10/31/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE — Meyers took its best shot to knock out the 11-time defending district champ.In the end, Holy Redeemer showed why it’s one of the best Class 2A girls volleyball teams in the state of Pennsylvania.Skylar Osenkarski finished with a match-high 17 kills, Julia Andrejko and Maddie Lewis keyed big ...

Franklin: McSorley ‘a Great Example’

Football 10/31/18, 00:01

Coming off his first real injury scare, Trace McSorley rallied Penn State to a victory Saturday before his head coach called him “the best player in college football.”James Franklin doubled down on his starting quarterback Tuesday, even as he twice declined to provide an update on the apparent knee injury ...

New Technology Part Of Remodel At Pittston Twp. McDonald’s

Tech 10/31/18, 00:01

PITTSTON TWP. — McDonald’s on Route 315 in Pittston Twp. is the latest restaurant in the fast food chain to be remodeled and to add new technology like digital self-order kiosks. The two new kiosks allow customers to browse the menu and tailor their meal the way they want. As ...

Cougars Score First Win Over King’s, Remain Perfect In MAC Conference

Football 10/28/18, 01:25

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — In a season loaded with firsts, the Misericordia University football team accomplished yet another as the Cougars posted a 41-23 victory over host King’s College in a Middle Atlantic Conference matchup Saturday at McCarthy Stadium.With the win, Misericordia won its seven straight game in improving to 7-1 ...

Crestwood Seniors Have Led Program To New Heights

Soccer 10/28/18, 01:19

WRIGHT TWP. — It’s gotten to the point where Crestwood is a girls soccer powerhouse.But it hasn’t always been that way.The Class of 2019 has played a big role in the Comets’ emergence as a top program, posting a 47-6-2 record in Wyoming Valley Conference regular season matches over the ...

Experience In Home Country Helps Olund Adjust To AHL Game

Hockey 10/28/18, 01:19

WILKES-BARRE — Linus Ölund didn’t have to look very far to find his hockey role model.Originally from Gavle, Sweden, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward gravitated toward Washington Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom — who hails from the same city. Ölund would go so far as to say he’s the current face of ...

McSorley Fights Through Injury

Football 10/28/18, 01:19

STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin offered up the highest of praise for his quarterback Saturday night.“Trace McSorley, he’s the best player in college football,” Penn State’s head coach said. “I don’t care what anybody says. He’s as tough as it gets.”The senior showed why Saturday, coming back from what looked ...

Rain, Cold Doesn’t Stop Fans For Meyers-GAR Rivalry Game

Football 10/28/18, 01:19

WILKES-BARRE — On a cold and rainy day, generations of Grenadiers and Mohawks united as one on a muddy field in Miner Park for a tailgate party prior to the final rivalry game between GAR and Meyers high schools.Later, the final crop of football players to don the schools’ uniforms ...

Matthew Nogin, 17 year-old, Travels To Africa To Volunteer At Hospital

U.S. 10/21/18, 06:49

Matthew Nogin spent his summer differently than many other teenagers. Nogin, 17, a senior at Wyoming Valley West School, flew to Africa over the summer to volunteer at four hospitals there. He walked through child dialysis wards in impoverished communities, where he learned that most children will die before they get a ...

Analysis: Pence Visit Signals GOP Sees Path To Victory Over Cartwright

U.S. 10/18/18, 23:11

Vice President Mike Pence’s planned visit to Luzerne County next week sends a strong signal that Republicans think they can knock off Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright in the Nov. 6 election. Facing the potential loss of at least four Republican-held seats elsewhere in Pennsylvania, party types have viewed beating Cartwright ...

Opioid-related Hospitalizations Soar

Treatment 10/17/18, 04:04

One in 37 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania in 2017 were related to opioids, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. According to the report, the number of opioid-related hospital admissions more than doubled from 14,711 in 2008 to 29,958 in 2015, figures that are ...

More Charges Filed In Firebombing Of Children And Youth Building

U.S. 10/05/18, 00:47

A federal grand jury this week indicted a Plains Twp. man on additional charges related to a firebombing at the Wilkes-Barre office of Luzerne County Children and Youth Services last year.Philip W. Finn Jr., 48, already faced charges of stalking, making threatening interstate communications and causing malicious damage to federal ...

Grant Will Help Area Students Grow

U.S. 10/01/18, 00:07

Two hundred area fourth graders will get an opportunity to replicate backyard gardens that coal-patch ancestors created to feed families and hold down company store food bills. Anthracite mining history will be revisited in depth as part of the unique project that will have kids planting and nurturing their own ...

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