‘Charter Day,’ scheduled for Sunday at Eckley Miners’ Village, postponed

ECKLEY — Charter Day, scheduled for Sunday at Eckley Miners’ Village has been postponed because of a frozen water main affecting the museum building.The program that included a showing of the feature-length version of the WVIA production “Stories from the Mines,” presented by director and writer Greg Matkosky, will be rescheduled later in the spring.Charter Day is the day the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission celebrates the transfer of...

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Dr. Nina M. Taggart: Protect your eyesight with proper diet and other preventive measures

As we get older, many of us look for ways to help keep our bodies healthy, such as exercising more, getting the proper amount of rest or losing a few extra pounds. But have you ever considered the health of your eyesight?March is Save Your Vision Month, a perfect time to think about the steps we can take to protect our vision – starting with the foods on our plate.

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Letter to the Editor: Let’s not abandon Wyoming Valley’s past and disregard our accomplishments

The Huber Breaker was a landmark in the Wyoming Valley. It was both a reminder of our industrial past as well as the struggles many faced living in the coal region.With the breaker torn down and its metal hauled away for scrap, now is the time to ask ourselves if we are letting go of our historical past too easily. While other cities are cherishing their landmarks, we are destroying ours.This is why it is crucial for those people who care about our history to support gro...

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Wilkes-Barre police: Man falls onto squad car, asks officer if he has any 'spice' to sell

WILKES-BARRE — Police arrested a man they say fell onto the hood of a police car and asked the officer if he had any synthetic marijuana to sell him. Police say the officer observed the man, later identified as Eric L. Hamilton, staggering across the back parking lot of McDonald's, 150 E. Northampton St. at about 9:28 a.m. Tuesday. ...

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PIAA Boys and Girls Basketball Glance

PIAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTBOYS SCHEDULENumbers in parentheses are district and seed followed by overall record.CLASS 4AFirst RoundSaturday, March 7Abington (1-1, 26-3) vs. JP McCaskey (3-8, 20-10), 1 p.m. Cheltenham HSWhitehall (11-2, 16-11) vs. Methacton (1-7, 2...

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Penguins ready to wrap up road trip

When the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a season-high seven goals on the road last Sunday in a 7-0 win over Bridgeport, Brian Dumoulin said the team realized something.“That showed we can deflate teams when we do that,” he said. “Every chance we got, we buried.”Granted, the 7-spot came against a Bridgeport team that is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, but this weekend the Penguins will try to deflate two teams that surround them in ...

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Misericordia set for decorated Wooster squad

Wooster certainly has the history.Misericordia’s opening opponent in the NCAA tournament has made 13 straight trips to the dance, the longest active streak in the nation for Division III. Twenty-four NCAA bids altogether. Three stops at the Final Four since 2003 and an appearance in the national championship game in 2011.“The winningest NCAA team of the 2000s,” trumpets the Wooster website and media guide — a winning percentage of nearly 85 percen...

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WVC boys basketball stars selected

The Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball coaches selected their all-star teams this past weekend for all three divisions.Crestwood senior guard Cole Wasco was named the Division I MVP. GAR guard Seth Callahan and Nanticoke guard Scott Stout were selected co-MVPs of Division II. Holy Redeemer guard Darius Washington and Meyers guard Shahee Aurelus were chosen as co-MVPs in Division III.The Times Leader All-WVC team will be announced at a future date.Wasco ...

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Holy Redeemer looks to rebound, Pittston Area hopes to keep rolling in PIAA girls basketball playoffs

Their shield was shattered.Their air of invincibility was smothered.Their dreams of a District 2 championship were destroyed.But those building blocks of self-esteem weren’t really what the Holy Redeemer Royals have been playing for during their dynamic 2014-15 season.This is.The PIAA playoffs start tonight.And Holy Redeemer still plans to be playing for a girls basketball state championship by the end of them.

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Holy Redeemer, GAR boys open state basketball playoffs this weekend

One team got its mojo back last weekend. The other needs to find its tonight.That sums up the paths Holy Redeemer and GAR have taken to the PIAA boys basketball state playoffs.Redeemer heads south on Saturday, playing traditional District 3 power and two-time district champion Trinity at 2:30 p.m. at East Pennsboro High School in Enola in a Class 2A contest. The District 2 third seed Royals regained their swagger with an impressive 64-55 win over Riverside.Mea...

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