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 Old Newport streets.Hanover Township Fire Department confirmed the building, located at 274 Ridge Street, was vacant at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.A department official said the early morning blaze is still under investigation, and a cause has not yet been determined.The ex-commercial structure ...

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Meyers Class of 1952 hosts reunion celebration

The Meyers High School award-winning Class of 1952 celebrated its 62nd anniversary and its newly acquired Octogenarian status at a festive and gala event held on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Wyoming Valley Country Club. Forty-three registered for the historic event, 30 class members and 13 spouses and guests. Classmates at the event, from left, first row, are Claire Rollman Kotula; Jane Gilbert Lewis; Florence Carr Keplinger; Katy O’Kane Mras, secretary-treasurer; Evelyn Casper Kaczmarek; Do...

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Murray, Lispi

Gina Elizabeth Lispi and Michael Murray were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in a private ceremony performed by Magistrate Diane Malast, Plains Township, at their residence. A reception followed at St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.The bride is the daughter of Albert and Kathleen Lispi, Plains Township. She is the granddaughter of Gela Lispi and the late Albert Lispi, Yatesville; Kathleen Wysocki, Plains Township; and the late Charles Wysocki.Mr. Murray is...

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Police: Alleged robber showed a knife during Trucksville holdup

A man wearing a ski mask showed a gas station employee a knife and demanded money from the cash register Friday night, Kingston Township police reported.Police say the white male, also wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, entered It’s a Lifesaver Sunoco in Trucksville just before 9 p.m and took off on foot with the register tray. Police said the tray contained an undetermined, but small amount of money.No injuries were reported in the alleged robbery....

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Pa. to monitor travelers from West Africa for Ebola virus

Pennsylvania health officials will order any travelers with potential Ebola virus exposure in West Africa to stay off commercial buses, trains and other mass transportation for at least 21 days, according to protocols released Friday.The commonwealth is among six states that will broaden monitoring next week for people who enter the United States from outbreak-stricken Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The six states account for 70 percent of up to 150 people who arrive each day fr...

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Dallas Township scores DCNR park grant

The board of supervisors announced Oct. 21 that the township was awarded a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Grant in the amount of $24,500, part of the master plan to improve the township’s parks.“This is wonderful,” said supervisor Liz Martin. “We would love to do some type of wildlife trail in Kunkle.”

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Royals take 2-1 World Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.Cain’s RBI groundout three batters in put the Royals ahead, and Kansas City expanded its lead to 3-0 in the sixth when Alex Gordon hit an RBI double off Cain and scored on Eric Hosmer’s single off left-h...

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GOP candidate Joseph Albert refers to Sen. John Blake as ‘sob’ in email

In a public email gaffe, a Republican candidate for a state office on Friday used the term “sob” to refer to his political opponent, the incumbent state senator.Scranton insurance salesman Joseph Albert, who is attempting to unseat state Sen. John Blake, D-Archbald, in the 22nd Legislative District in November, sent what he referred to as “a personal email” to Kingston resident Charles Urban in which he referred to Blake in the not-so-flattering manner.

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Stray cat blamed for crash in Duryea

DURYEA — A driver said a stray cat was to blame for her crashing into a utility pole, causing the pole to split in two and onto the car along with live electrical wires, according to police.Chief Nick Lohman and officer John Luciano were dispatched to a one-car motor vehicle crash just before 11 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Railroad Street.The female told police she swerved to miss a cat and struck the utility pole, which split in half and left live wires and ...

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Czech act ‘Slapstick Sonata’ opens USA tour in Wilkes-Barre

Walking toward a group of friends Friday night, Brother Jim Miller exited the F.M. Kirby Center and pulled a strange object from his pocket.“I got hit,” he said with a conspiratorial grin, revealing he had kept one of the green badminton birdies that members of the Prague-based troupe Cirk La Putyka had sent zinging into the audience during the United States debut of Slapstick Sonata, a zany show of physical comedy set to classical music.Trained in acrobatics...

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