Afternoon Update: H.S. football tab on its way

By: Joe Soprano

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It’s Wednesday and that means that the high school football season is just a little more than 48 hours away.

You won’t want to miss our annual high school football preview, which will be inserted into Thursday’s Times Leader.

John Erzar and the sports staff preview each and every team in the Wyoming Valley Conference from Berwick to Wyoming Valley West. Schedules, rosters, etc. Everything you could possibly want to know about the upcoming high school football season, but were afraid to ask will be in our tab.

So remember to pick up tomorrow’s Times Leader.

Speaking of sports, you can read staff writer Derek Levarse’s story on the Penn State quarterback battle online right now. Tomorrow, Derek will have more news about the Nittany Lions as they prepare to open the season against Syracuse on Saturday.

Over in news, staff writer Roger DuPuis will take a look at what can be done to improve the safety at the Sherman Hills apartment complex. Sherman Hills was the site of the shooting of two children on Saturday.

A Pittston man is feeling lucky to be alive today after he made a stop at a Monroe County bank.

Edward Joseph Shucosky was sitting innocently in his truck when a 17-ton slab of concrete fell on top of it Tuesday. He spent more than an hour trapped in the driver’s seat of his vehicle.

Today, he told reporter Andrew M. Seder that he was discharged from the Lehigh Valley Hospital without even a broken bone.

Those of you that were planning on attending the hearing on Jerry Sandusky’s appeal next month (why anyone would want to I don’t understand) won’t have to go out to the Dallas High School. The appeal has been moved to the Luzerne County Courthouse.

According to an Associated Press report, Superior Court Judge Jack Panella said the move was prompted by a high level of media interest in the cases to be argued that day. It also keeps the court from hearing the appeal of a convicted sex offender who met at least one of his victims through his work with a high school football team on a high school campus.

Well, that’s it for today.

As always, if you have a complaint, comment or question, call me at 570-829-7164 or email me at

Have a good night.

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