Letter to the Editor: Trooper tragedy being ‘exploited for a certain effect,’ writer says

Eric Frein, the alleged shooter of two state troopers, has truly endangered the gun rights of all law-biding Americans.Supposedly he had planned this attack on the police for months but left his parent’s vehicle in a pond along with his driver’s license and Social Security card. The media claims that the alleged shooter was telling people that he wanted to kill police and do mass shootings.In this day and age, you would wonder why the police were not warned a...

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Letter to the Editor: Family of Melissa and Dr. Joseph Zarlengo extend gratitude for condolences and support

The family of Melissa Zarlengo and Dr. Joseph Zarlengo thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during the loss of our loved ones.We appreciate all the flowers, Mass cards, cards, food and donations sent to us.Melissa and Joe will be missed by all who loved them, but they will live in our hearts forever.Love never dies.Diane MettlerDallas

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Charles Albano, Ray Savokinas appointed to West Pittston council

WEST PITTSTON — Charles Albano and Ray Savokinas were appointed to fill two seats on the borough council during a special meeting Tuesday night.The two fill positions that were left vacant by the Sept. 2 resignations of Barry Hosier and Barry Stankus.Albano, of 123 Linden Street, will fill Hosier’s seat, and Savokinas, of 28 Miller Street, will fill Stankus’ seat. Both new members are Republicans, in accordance with the rule stating that replacement cou...

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Two WVC grads helping Orange field hockey

Veteran Syracuse University field hockey coach Ange Bradley felt a little deja vu when she was talking about current players Kati Nearhouse and Serra Degnan.Nearhouse (Nanticoke) is playing forward with the 7-3 Orange this season as a grad student after a standout three seasons at Old Dominion where she was a two-time second team All-American. Sophomore Degnan (Lake-Lehman) is in her second season starting for the team on defense.“...

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D2 tennis pairings announced

Wyoming Seminary and Scranton Prep always seem to meet in the finals of the District 2 Class 2A tennis tournaments whether it’s singles, doubles or team.If things play out the way of the seedings, the teams will be represented once again in the singles finals later this week at Kirby Park.On Monday night, the draw was held for the singles events with the Classics’ Emily Jonsson grabbing the No. 1 seed and the Blue Knights’ Madison Nardone getting the No...

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Nittany Lions licking their wounds during bye week

The icepacks, the braces, the protective sleeves. They’re all evidence of why James Franklin is happy to see his team hit a bye week.But the Penn State coach is being realistic here. As much as it might help to have the weekend off, he knows it’s not going to be a panacea for the Nittany Lions. Not with some of the issues still facing the team.“Here’s a pretty good example of one of the things we’re working with here,” Franklin said Tu...

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Dea ready to learn

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach John Hynes uses a lot of words to describe rookie forward Jean-Sebastien Dea.Goal scorer.Playmaker.Good skater.But one word in particular is mentioned numerous times when Hynes talks about the scoring sensation fresh out of juniors.Smart.“He understands the game with and without the puck,” Hynes said. “He’s got a real high hockey IQ.”

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Nargoski’s late goal leads Mohawks to victory

WILKES-BARRE — David Nargoski netted the game-winner in the 53rd minute leading Meyers to a 3-2 victory over MMI Prep on Tuesday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division III boys soccer match. Gino Setta scored two goals for the Mohawks, while keeper, Adam Casey, made seven saves during the win.Andreas Boosalis and Joey Synoski struck the net for the Preppers.GIRLS SOCCERWyoming Va...

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Crestwood wins battle of top WVC teams

WRIGHT TWP. – She laughed about it.It’s a question Julie Murphy probably doesn’t get asked often. Maybe questions about her defensive play, hustle and digs. But what about that set-winning kill?“It doesn’t happen often. I was so proud of that shot,” she grinned. “I give credit to my team because they had confidence in me.”She only had two kills on the night, but no two swings were bigger.Murphy’s...

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Cougars come through in shootout

ANNVILLE — The Misericordia University field hockey team knocked off 16th-ranked Lebanon Valley, 3-2 in a penalty shootout Tuesday night.Hannah Harvey and Suzhaunna Lerch had goals in the first half for the Cougars while Lindsay Hischak and Melanie Fry converted their attempts in the shootout with Fry accounting for the game-winner.Angela Pasquini made 11 saves in goal and stopped four of five attempts in the shootout....

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