Coal — again — to the management of Sherman Hills. The Wilkes-Barre apartment complex’s owner seemingly continues doing everything it can to make itself a bad neighbor. The owner is fighting the release of its 150-page corrective action plan, which was required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. With Sherman Hills the source of so many of our community’s crime problems, we’d like to think the owners would want to do the right thing and show us how they plan to remedy the situation.
Diamonds to the Continuity Mentor program that exists between The Commonwealth Medical College and area medical practices. The program gives students the chance to develop a relationship with doctors and patients based around scheduled annual visits. The first and second year, the students shadow the physicians and perform initial exams. The third year, they’ll determine symptoms and develop an action plan. The fourth year, they’ll present a treatment plan.
Coal to the winter that just won’t end. Thursday’s snow and ice were another reminder that we’re still in the throes of storm season. Between slick roads, huge snowbanks blocking parking spots, and potholes galore, this is one season we’d like to forget. Is it April yet?
Diamonds to the woman who alerted two people about a fire at their home. The woman, who reportedly was walking her dog around 5 in the morning Wednesday, saw smoke coming out of a home at 1425-1427 N. Washington St. in Wilkes-Barre. She pounded on the front door, banged on the windows and rang the doorbell. That woke up a woman and her granddaughter, who were able to escape the blaze.
Coal to the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. Its lax policies set the stage for someone with drunken-driving and harassment convictions to become its dean of students. Now that Stephen Stahl is facing new, unrelated charges, it begs questions such as these: What was the school board and administration thinking? Why wasn’t Stahl’s background a deal-breaker?
Diamonds to to students who competed in the Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Bridge Building Competition earlier this week. Some 50 bridge-builders from schools across 19 counties showcased bridges made of basswood that weighed no more than 25 grams and were less than 400 millimeters long and 80 millimeters wide. Bridges were checked by professionals from area engineering firms and schools, and winners were eligible for scholarships.