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Theme park CEO says job is about making memories

Jul 12

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Standing in the shadows of a $30 million roller coaster that flips, drops and spins its riders, the head of the nation's fourth-biggest amusement park company points to another addition at Cedar Point he's proud of too — a shady...

Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

Jul 12

WASHINGTON — When many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask your doctors about their financial situation.

Adjunct professors pushing for better pay, benefits

Jul 12

MIAMI — Kim Laffont worked three jobs and spent 3 hours a day commuting last semester.

Early childhood screenings offered with support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation

Jul 12

A hearing assessment program for at-risk preschool children will begin in the fall thanks to support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Jul 12

The Commonwealth Medical College recognized John Szarek, Ph.D., professor and director of clinical pharmacology; Karen Stine, administrative assistant for Institutional Advancement, and Bill Reuther, building and grounds maintenance, for their...

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Jul 12

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America can learn some lessons from those who have done it well

Jul 12

The Internet contains some amazing videos that showcase the innovations Germany has made in manufacturing. Immense robot-like machines produce precision automobiles, sophisticated railway cars, aircraft parts and a variety of other heavy-duty industrial...

Shopping in the cyber-market

Jul 12

Businesses hope to catch more customers with the Internet
KINGSTON — Social media, two little words that encompass the ability to connect with more than a billion people worldwide for free. What entrepreneur would not want his or her business to be linked on a network like that?

Frank Grillo: from soap fave to leading man

Jul 12

Back in 2008, Frank Grillo was still best known for his three-year stint on “Guiding Light” when he found himself on the set of “Pride and Glory” sharing scenes with such heavy hitters as Edward Norton, Nick Nolte, Colin Farrell and Jon...

Budget season finally over for Luzerne County school districts

Jul 12

Year was full of surprises for districts trying to manage balance sheets
When Gov. Tom Corbett belatedly signed the state budget into law Thursday, a complex process closed and the picture for area districts finally cleared:• Ten of 11 Luzerne County districts raised taxes.

Proposed Dominion Cove Point natural gas export terminal in Md. would send Marcellus Shale gas to Japan, India

Jul 12

Proposed export terminal would send Marcellus gas to Japan, India
A pair of pending federal permit applications are just about the only things delaying gas drawn from Susquehanna County to be shipped to Japan and India.

Bikers honor veterans with a visit

Jul 12

Annual Forgotten Warriors Motorcycle Run stops at VA
PLAINS TWP — More than 100 bikers stopped at the Veteran Affairs Community Living Center Saturday as part of the 14th annual Forgotten Warriors Motorcycle Run.

Kickboxing helped turn woman's life around

Jul 12

Katie Stapleton is training for her first amateur bout
When she first walked into the World Class Boxing gym in Kingston, 5-foot, 7-inch Katie Stapleton weighed just 93 pounds.

Pediatric health fair a fun time for children

Jul 12

EDWARDSVILLE — A pediatric health fair held on Saturday provided area youngsters with the opportunity to have fun while learning about healthy food choices, dental health, hand washing, bicycle safety and even how to dial 911 from a cellphone.

Corbett veto exposes GOP divisions in Harrisburg

Jul 12

HARRISBURG — The relationship between Gov. Tom Corbett and his fellow Republicans in the Legislature took a turn toward the dysfunctional this week as they traded insults about leadership following his decision to veto millions from the General Assembly's...

Expert: Pa. didn't address fracking's health impacts

Jul 12

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.

Dweezil Zappa does his father proud at Kirby Center

Jul 12

WILKES-BARRE — Like a lot of things that are challenging or outside the norm, the music of Frank Zappa is not for everyone.

Juveniles cited for shoplifting

Jul 12

WILKES-BARRE —Police reported the following:

Fatal crash in Wayne County

Jul 12

BERLIN TWP. — One man died from injuries suffered in a crash late Friday night in Wayne County, state police said.

Arrest warrant issued in Dollar General theft

Jul 12

HANOVER TWP. — Police issued an arrest warrant for Patrick Michael Merrik of Wilkes-Barre in connection with a retail theft on July 4 at the Dollar General Store on the Sans Souci Parkway.

W-B Crime watch schedules meetings

Jul 12

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch has announced the following meetings.• East End: 7 p.m. July 14 at Primitive Methodist Church, 79 Laurel St.

Seminar to address Castle Doctrine, concealed carry law

Jul 12

NANTICOKE — The Luzerne County District Attorney's Office will host a Concealed Carry Law and Castle Doctrine seminar from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 28.

UGI stands down storm response team

Jul 12

WILKES-BARRE — UGI's electric division Saturday night said it returned to normal operations and released the crews contracted to restore power to more than 15,000 customers affected by Tuesday's storm.

New law requires infants to be screened for congenital heart defects

Jul 12

A simple test can save your baby's life. The screening only costs a few dollars, and because of a recent law, every new baby born in Pennsylvania will receive it.

Networks change names to attract viewers

Jul 12

TUNED INGeri Anne KaikowskiStaff columnist
If you blinked this week, you probably didn't know the Biography Channel was rechristened FYI by parent network A&E to reflect its commitment to lifestyle programming. It's not the only channel getting a name change this year.

Blue Cross of NEPA to host new member nights next week

Jul 12

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is hosting welcome events at its retail stores for new members who have purchased BCNEPA coverage through the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) open enrollment period.

Plains Twp. resident named manager of engineering firm

Jul 12

James Bonczek of Plains Township has been named manager of the Forty Fort office of Barry Isett & Associates Inc., a multi-discipline engineering and code enforcement firm located at 150 Welles St.

Public invited to learn more about 'Driving Not Knowing' and 'Pitchfork'

Jul 11

If you've been thinking of rural Tunkhannock as a place to find homegrown corn, cabbages and cows, there's something else you can add to the list: movies.

LeBron James' returning home to Cavs

Jul 12

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James' fans and former haters in Ohio have every reason to rejoice now that the four-time NBA MVP has decided to bring his considerable talents back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Lottery Numbers for Friday, July 11

Jul 12

MIDDAY DRAWINGDaily Number - 0-4-4Big Four - 2-0-1-1Quinto - 4-7-6-0-3Treasure Hunt01-19-21-28-29EVENING DRAWINGDaily Number - 3-1-8Big Four - 0-3-4-6

United Way helps Wyoming Valley campers expand horizons

Jul 12

Organization has provided more than $86,000 in funding for Jewish Community Alliance's Day Camp
DALLAS TWP. – Rick Evans grabbed a microphone Friday and faced the crowd of campers looking on.

Police get tough on aggressive driving

Jul 12

FORTY FORT — Lead-footed drivers beware, some area police departments are stepping up traffic enforcement through the end of next month as part of a state funded program.

Deck by detour: Mountain Top couple's kitchen dreams instead result in unplanned back porch

Jul 12

Felicia Bierzynski got a back porch by accident and couldn't be happier about it.

Turnout for day camp pleases Plains Twp. commissioners

Jul 12

PLAINS TWP — The township commissioners praised the success of the Plains Municipal Park day camp during Thursday's regular meeting.

Mayor says Plymouth needs more part-time police officers

Jul 12

PLYMOUTH — At Tuesday's council meeting, Mayor Dorothy Petrosky cited the number of calls to 911 from the borough in June to show the need for more part-time police officers.

Edwardsville to repair old sewer line

Jul 12

EDWARDSVILLE — The borough council unanimously approved a new technique to repair a collapsing old terra cotta sanitary line on the lower half of Summit Street Thursday night.
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