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Wyoming Seminary dedicates Allan P. and Marian Sutherland Kirby Center for Creative Arts

KINGSTON — The light in the tower of Wyoming Seminary’s new arts center shined bright above the campus Saturday night.The beacon beckoned students, faculty, alumni, guests and the family of Allan P. and Marian Sutherland Kirby to the dedication of the center named after the couple who met 100 years ago as students at the private school on the West Side.The light shines whenever there is a performance at the more than $16 million center, and it beamed for the ...

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Upset-minded Mohawks lose heart-breaker in 2OT

SCOTT TWP. — Everything seemed to be going Meyers’ way in the District 2 Class A quarterfinal against Lakeland.The Mohawks’ defense was playing their best game of the season.When starting keeper David Torres left with an injury in the second half, backup and starting defender Adam Casey didn’t miss a beat.Heck, head coach Jack Nolan even pried one of his top scorers Gino Setta away from his kicking duties for the Meyers football team as...

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POLICE BLOTTER

Decomposed bodyfound in woodsHAZLE TWP. — The Luzerne County Coroner’s Office and state police are investigating the discovery of the severely decomposed body of a man in a wooded area off North Vine Street at 8:50 a.m. Saturday.Luzerne County Coroner William Lisman said there is no suspicion of foul play at this time. The identification of the body is pending the investigation.Public drunkennesscitation issued

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Wyoming Valley West’s Keating says goodbye

PLYMOUTH — One of only two female principals in Luzerne County’s 13 public high schools, Erin Keating spent her final day at Wyoming Valley West High School Wednesday with a low-key farewell of cakes, treats, banners and custom T-shirts emblazoned with her slogan of the last six years in the post.“Don’t stop believing,” the shirts said under a list of her roles within the district. Another favorite slogan, “Make good decisions,” was printed...

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Penalty kicks decides Nanticoke’s fate

COVINGTON TOWNSHIP – The North Pocono and Nanticoke coaches received word from the officials between the first and second sudden-death overtimes that they needed to prepare a list of 10 shooters – in two sets of five – in case their District 2 Class 2A boys soccer playoff game remained tied and headed into a penalty kick shootout.After getting together with his assistants and coming up with eight names, North Pocono head coach Hosiah “Dave” Davis looke...

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Dallas overwhelms Pittston Area

DALLAS — The alarm went off exactly at 2:52 of the second quarter Saturday afternoon, waking Dallas from an offensive slumber that had lasted three games.Matt Harrison’s 75-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Gattuso at that point enlivened the Mountaineers as they went on to roll Pittston Area 47-6 in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3A game.Dallas (5-4) snapped a three-game losing streak and remained in fourth place in the District 2 Class 3A standings. Three...

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Decomposed body found in Hazle Township

HAZLE TWP. — The Luzerne County Coroner’s Office and state police are investigating the discovery of the severely decomposed body of a man in a wooded area off North Vine Street at 8:50 a.m. Saturday.Luzerne County Coroner William Lisman said there is no suspicion of foul play at this time. The identification of the body is pending an investigation.

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Flames damage Hanover Township property

HANOVER TWP. — Firefighters from several area departments battled flames early Saturday at a former grocery store on the corner of Ridge and East Newport streets.Hanover Township Fire Department confirmed the building, located at 274 Ridge St., was vacant at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.Township Fire Chief Joseph Temerantz said a state police fire marshal was on the scene Saturday, but the cause is undetermined and remains under investigation....

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Defense holds strong as Royals oust Mohawks

WILKES-BARRE — Scott Dennis preaches about overcoming adversity.Holy Redeemer found itself staring at two pretty precarious spots with Meyers threatening.Two times, the Mohawks had a chance to knot the game. Two times, Dennis found out how his defense deals with adverse situations.Redeemer stopped Meyers on a fourth-and-goal from the 3-yard line at the start of the fourth quarter, and later, halted another Mohawk threat near the red zone as the Royals ea...

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Students ‘bug out’ over science

WILKES-BARRE — If you’re trying to ration your barbecue-flavored bugs, don’t offer them to hungry children.Some students at Wilkes University learned that lesson Saturday at the school’s Passport to Science open house. The three-hour event offered children in grades four through 12 an opportunity to explore ten facets of science, guided by university students, staff and professors.“This is what happens when our parents don’t feed us,&#...

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