Letter to the Editor: Chemicals used in natural gas drilling undisclosed, despite doctor’s concern

Dr. Alfonso Rodriguez has sought to obtain a comprehensive list of ingredients used in shale gas extraction at a site in Bradford County.Dr. Rodriguez wishes to determine the best treatment for a patient of his who he believes has suffered serious medical problems as the result of being splashed with fracking flowback liquid. It seems that no such list exists. Apparently, the drilling company, Chesapeake, does not know what chemicals made up the substances it used to drill and frac...

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Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Trout Unlimited stepping up efforts to protect wild trout streams

There’s a reason to protect Coal Creek in Plymouth Township.Wild trout.They’re present in Coal Creek, as confirmed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Unassessed Waters Initiative - an ambitious program that surveys waterways for the presence of naturally reproducing trout populations. Most of the time these are simply small, cold-water streams - some of which have never been named, that are usually overlooked or forgotten.

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I.L. schedule has a new look this season

If you think the International League schedule looks a little different this season, that’s because it does.For the first time the league is using an unbalanced schedule in an effort for teams to have more home games on weekends, and it helps with more convenient travel plans as well.The biggest difference in the new format is the number of games each team plays opponents. In previous seasons, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre played fellow North Division foes 16 times each, w...

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Berwick rallies in 6th to top Pittston Area

BERWICK — Berwick scored two times in the bottom of the sixth to rally for a 3-2 victory over Pittston Area in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 softball Saturday morning.It was the second one-run win in two days for Berwick (4-1), which defeated Tunkhannock 14-13 on Friday.Moriah Lynn pitched a complete game for the Dawgs. She also had two of her team’s four hits and its only RBI.Abbey Bradigan was 2 for 3 with two RBI for Pittston Area. Mindin...

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Kyle Davies, RailRiders shut down Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Kyle Davies weaved together five strong innings and the offense backed up their right-hander with 12 hits as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders shut out the Syracuse Chiefs 6-0 on Saturday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium.The RailRiders (4-6) took a 2-1 advantage in the four-game series with the win. The Chiefs dropped to 4-6.Davies (1-0) stymied the Chiefs, allowing just two hits and a walk in his SWB debut. He fanned six hitters. Former RailRiders...

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Angelers hit the water for start of trout season

Lucas Kasloski was doing a bit of hunting on Saturday’s statewide opener of trout season.The Kingston resident walked Harveys Creek with rod and reel hunting for a certain kind of trout. Soon after the 8 a.m. start Kasloski caught and released three trout and then kept a fourth - a rainbow measuring 12 inches.But what he really targeted were the trophy browns and golden rainbows that were stocked in the creek.“Last year I kept trout to eat, and thi...

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Kyle Roller more concerned with performance than numbers

For the second time in little more than a week, Kyle Roller ripped a double and drove home a run Friday.He followed that up with another hit Saturday, raising a .333 batting average that was already the best among Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and tied for 14th-highest in the International League.This strong start to his 2015 season comes after Roller blasted 17 home runs and finished with 51 RBI while playing 104 games for the RailRiders last year.But thos...

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Philosophy professor nabs first in King’s 5K

WILKES-BARRE — Greg Bassham and Angela Cazonie ran to wire-to-wire wins in the King’s 5K Run on Saturday in Kirby Park.Bassham, a 56-year-old professor of philosophy at King’s, broke the tape in 20:49. He outran second-place finisher, Jeff Baron, 54, of Bear Creek, by 47 seconds. Tom Smith, 37, of Barnesville, finished third in 23:23.“At my age a victory is pretty rare,” Bassham said. “I started out too fast. I was running at a 6:07-pe...

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Penn State notebook: Kickers take center stage before Blue-White Game

STATE COLLEGE — First it was the theme for “Rocky”. Later, it was Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”.As the field goal tries got farther and farther away, the music blaring over the Beaver Stadium speakers got louder and louder.Penn State began the post-Sam Ficken era by trying to rattle its rookie kickers.Before Saturday’s Blue-White Game, the Nittany Lions trotted out the early favorite for the job, Joey Julius, along with ...

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Akeel Lynch and backfield running straight into Penn State’s spotlight

STATE COLLEGE — Time and again, Akeel Lynch followed a long run by Bill Belton last season with one of his own.Now Lynch is the one leading the way.And if Saturday’s annual Blue-White game was any indication, Penn State’s running game will be left in pretty sturdy shape.While projected backup Nick Scott had the most rushing yards and the highlight-reel touchdown run of the day, it was Lynch who actually started it all.

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