Tobyhanna Army Depot specialists cut hours from procedure with innovation

TOBYHANNA TWP. — Out-of-the-box thinking helped three Tobyhanna Army Depot visionaries realize a goal of minimizing human errors by reducing human participation in a testing process. It was an innovative idea made real by information technology specialists Brian Medwetz, of Mountain Top, John Kostiak, of Avoca, and Patrick Noel, of Waymart, who work in the […]

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Adidas overtakes Jordan Brand for No. 2 spot behind Nike in U.S. sneaker sales

In a rapid rebound, Adidas has moved past Jordan Brand to reach No. 2 in U.S. sneaker sales. According to the market-research firm NPD Group, the German-based apparel company, which was struggling just a couple of years ago, has returned to being second behind industry goliath Nike. Jordan Brand is a subsidiary of Nike. “This […]

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Site of former chain restaurant in Wilkes-Barre to open as Valley Diner

WILKES-BARRE — The site of a former franchise restaurant on Kidder Street will be transformed into the Valley Diner. A sign outside the vacant Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon is advertising the new business, saying it will be “coming soon.” Lone Star closed in January 2015. BV Belk Properties of Charlotte, N.C., has advertised the […]

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Property transfers recorded in Luzerne County Sept. 11 to Sept. 15

The following real estate transactions have been recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of Sept. 11, 2017: • Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and Owen Loan Servicing LLC to Reynaldo Diaz-Rodriguez, 57-59 N. Pine St., Hazleton City, $78,000. The following real estate transactions have been recorded in […]

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Apple unveils iPhone X, but will you pay $1,000 for it?

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest and most expensive phone — the iPhone X. With a price starting at $999 and a host of new features, the phone will be a big test for both Apple and consumers. Will people be willing to shell out really big bucks for […]

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National Toy Hall of Fame selects 12 finalists for induction

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — No-frills toys including the paper airplane, sand and play food are among 12 finalists vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame. The contenders for the Class of 2017 were announced Tuesday. Also up for the honor are the board games Risk and Clue, the Magic 8 ball, […]

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Apple likely to test the bounds of iPhone love with newest model

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life. The unveiling of a dramatically redesigned iPhone will likely be the marquee moment today […]

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Property transfers from the week of September 4, 2017.

The following real estate transactions have been recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of Sept. 4, 2017: • Mikhail Chinkaylo to Adam and Kimberly Fraley, 160 Kimberly Lane, Kingston Borough, $146,280. • Arden E. Fahey and Luzerne County Tax Claim Bureau to Ashrqat Ahmad Shehadeh, 139 W. […]

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Lego determined to get leaner

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — For Lego, it’s time to break down the blocks and start again. After building up sales aggressively since a near bankruptcy in 2004 through new ventures like films and new toy lines, the company seems to have hit a peak. Its sales are now falling for the first time in 13 years […]

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In ‘Gasland’ community, new tests revive old drilling debate

DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) — The well water at Ken Morcom and Kim Grosso’s house is laced with so much explosive methane that a Pennsylvania environmental regulator who went there to collect samples this summer decided it would be safer to coast her SUV down the driveway. Morcom and Grosso want to leave but doubt they […]

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