RailRiders split doubleheader with Pawtucket

MOOSIC — After losing the first game of a doubleheader, it can be hard to rebound for the second, especially the way the RailRiders dropped the opener of Saturday’s twinbill against Pawtucket at PNC Field.But gritty Scranton/Wilkes-Barre showed poise against the Red Sox, losing the first game 4-1 before winning the second 7-4.The opener was one the RailRiders would like to forget except for right-hander Bryan Mitchell, who threw the team’s first complet...

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Event lends hope to troubled Sherman Hills, Interfaith Heights

WILKES-BARRE — A troubled apartment complex had a carnival-like atmosphere Saturday afternoon for the “I Love My City Celebration.”Organizations joined together to welcome area residents and allow them to participate in recreational and informational activities at Sherman Hills Apartments. Many residents from nearby Interfaith Heights Apartments, another troubled complex, also attended the event.Both complexes have been in the news in recent years for c...

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Lottery Numbers for the week of April 19.

Pick Two, middaySunday: 7-1Monday: 7-6Tuesday: 2-1Wednesday: 8-4Thursday: 9-8Friday: 6-8Saturday:0-9Pick Three, middaySunday: 6-9-3Monday: 3-4-7Tuesday: 6-7-0Wednesday: 2-8-3Thursday: 5-6-2Friday: 5-0-3Saturday: 7-9-1Pick Four, middaySunday: 0-9-1-3...

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Plenty to see at Whole Earth Holistic and Psychic Fair in Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Reiki Master Stephen Platko challenges the listener to keep up as he bounds from topic to esoteric topic.“You have to understand that pain ain’t pain. You’re a physical hologram and you can change it,” he told the Times Leader Saturday. “This is a hologram dream.”Platko, who describes himself as a healer and teacher, is one of a number of vendors talking spirituality and enlightenment this weekend at the Whole...

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Busy week sends Nanticoke softball into first place

NEWPORT TWP. — Three days. Three games. Three victories.First place.Pulling off the trifecta proved to be difficult Saturday afternoon for Nanticoke, which needed to rally from three runs down to defeat Wyoming Valley West 6-5 in a Wyoming Valley Conference interdivisional softball game.Five consecutive hits with two outs in the fifth inning gave Nanticoke (5-1 Div. 2) just what it needed to overcome Valley West (3-5 Div. 1). Coupled with wins Thursday (...

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Wilkes University students help clean up the Wilkes-Barre, surrounding area

WILKES-BARRE — A contingent of 435 volunteers from Wilkes University showed up at 30 different public and private locations in and around the city on Saturday.They gathered garbage, cleaned, painted, repaired and otherwise toiled as they participated in the massive cleanup during the school’s fourth annual “Big Event.”The event occurred in conjunction with Wilkes-Barre’s Great American Cleanup of PA.

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US Rep. Matt Cartwright hosts Mayors Conference in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — The borough of Jim Thorpe was awarded $10 million from U.S. Department of Agriculture to revamp its sewer system on Friday, according to U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright.Cartwright pointed out that $4 million of the award is a grant with the remainder being a 3.1 percent loan over 38 years.Making sure other communities didn’t miss out on similar funding was one of the main reasons he hosted the Mayors Conference at King’s College on Saturday....

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Consumer Watchdog: Time for airlines to give back to passengers

I recently received an email from Donna Dietsch of Pittston, who had planned take a mission trip to Honduras last Aug. 1 but had to cancel due to her mother’s declining health.American Airlines agreed to grant Dietsch a credit for her $691.50 round-trip ticket, minus a $250.00 change fee, so she planned to use the $441.50 credit toward a ticket for the same trip this year. But when Dietsch called American a few weeks ago to book her Aug. 1 departure, she was told that was too...

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King’s College hosts math contest

The Newton Math Contest was recently held at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. The contest was started in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 1989 by Dr. Mohammad Nouri and has continued with the help of many local teachers in the Wilkes-Barre Area. Students from local area high schools competed in a day of rigorous mathematics. The test consisted of two parts, an individual test in the morning and a team competition in the afternoon. The individual test winners were: Peter Kulick, Scranton Prep...

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Misericordia community supports cancer awareness project

More than 90 members of the Misericordia University campus community participated in the 12th anniversary of C.A.S.U.A.L. Day (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) sponsored by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Students, parents, staff and faculty purchased and wore red shirts with a blue cancer ribbon logo or a blue ribbon pin on March 26 to raise money and awareness about the importance of screening and early detection of colon cancer. Some of the participants, from le...

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