Bart & Urby’s owner says parking vital to Wilkes-Barre business

WILKES-BARRE — Brian Urbanas, who operates Bart & Urby’s pub on South Main Street, said Friday his future depends on parking.Urbanas, 34, has owned and operated the bar/restaurant for eight years. He said recent concerns about free parking being allowed in the vacant lot adjacent to his business has him concerned.“If they turn it over to a private individual, we would probably lose it for parking for our customers,” Urbanas said. “If that ha...

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The Anthracite Cafe opens the Coal Bin

WILKES-BARRE — Patrons of the Anthracite Cafe will be able to be seated in the Coal Bin starting today.The Coal Bin is not a black dusty coal storage area, but rather a bright sunny, airy, new 800-square-foot dinning area in the longtime restaurant located off Scott Street. Regular and new customers will find an additional 12 tables totaling 48 seats.“We have the happiest staff and clientele in the Valley,” said Mike Prushinski, owner of The Anthracite ...

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Notre Dame president addresses King’s conference

WILKES-BARRE — University of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins told a large gathering at King’s College Friday that students should choose a Catholic institution because it teaches values and its graduates possess a moral purpose.Jenkins gave the keynote address at the two-day conference — “The Idea of a Catholic College: Charism, Curricula and Community.” The conference concludes today.Jenkins also praised King’s and its continui...

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Reports: Police have trooper shooting suspect cornered

Law enforcement apparently had state trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein trapped inside a house in Monroe County not far from his parents’ home Friday night.Police surrounded a home where they believed Frein was hiding, a local government official told CNN.The national Cable News Network, followed by other media outlets on-scene, reported the development shortly after 9:30 p.m.The home, which was broken into, is not far from Frein’s family ...

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Letter to the Editor: Absenteeism policy at Wyoming Valley West School District seen as blow to civil rights

A new school year brings a variety of changes in districts across Luzerne County.A new attendance and truancy policy is in place for students going back to school in the Wyoming Valley West School District.“We are going to step it up and be aggressive,” Superintendent Charles Suppon said. The new policy is a response to increases in unexcused student absences, he said, adding the state Department of Education is holding local districts responsible for student...

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Nittany Lions’ strong start powered by defense

As far as nicknames go, it’s not a bad one.Bob Shoop was a popular topic of conversation around Penn State this week, as the architect of a Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 11 in the country after three weeks.“His gameplans are phenomenal,” Valley View’s Nyeem Wartman said. “He’s like a mad scientist.”Fellow linebacker Brandon Bell laughed when he heard it.“I think Nyeem said it earlier,” Bel...

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Blue Devils frustrate Lehman

LEHMAN TWP. — The first time they touched the ball, the Lake-Lehman Black Knights moved it methodically down the field, almost pushing their way into the red zone.They went backwards from there.A determined and opportunistic Old Forge defense kept Lehman off the scoreboard and the Blue Devils broke things open with a couple long-distance running plays to batter the Black Knights 33-0 on the black turf of Lake-Lehman High School.“Right now, I’...

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Royals, Preppers clinch golf divisions

LEHMAN TWP. Holy Redeemer clinched the Wyoming Valley Conference Class 2A Division III golf title on Friday after avenging last week’s loss to Wyoming Seminary with a 177-200 win at Huntsville Golf Club.Ryan Crossin earned medalist honors with a 41 for the Royals.MMI 189, Hanover Area 207Sam Harman carded 41 to earn the medalist at Wyoming Valley Country Club (par 35) and lead the Preppers, who are headed to the WVC...

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Spartans topple Berwick

KINGSTON — As badly as Wyoming Valley West’s Sean Judge felt, there was time for redemption Friday night.It came just eight plays later.Judge hauled in a 52-yard TD pass in the third quarter for the go-ahead score — and just shortly after his fumble helped give Berwick the lead — as Valley West posted a 31-21 victory over the Dawgs in a Wyoming Valley Conference interdivisional game.“At first it felt awful making that fumble,̶...

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Crestwood’s offense explodes in win over Patriots

YATESVILLE — It’s been quite the stretch for Crestwood.After putting up 62 points while taking down Coughlin last week, the Comets exploded for another nine touchdowns in a 62-14 win over Pittston Area Friday night at Charley Trippi Stadium.Crestwood (4-0) ran for 560 yards on 57 carries - that’s 9.8 yards per carry - while the offense put up a total of 655 yards. Frank Aigeldinger continued to roll with 180 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback J...

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