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February 18. 2013 5:35PM


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‚??One Life to Live,‚?Ě a staple on the ABC soap opera lineup since 1968, is airing its final show at 2 p.m. today.
The Times Leader would like to speak to longtime fans who followed the lives of the Lord family and its associates on the long-running soap. Comments will be included in a story.
Those interested in speaking to a reporter after the final episode should contact us at: or call the city desk at 829-7180
The Courtright Neighborhood Open House will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Courtright Neighborhood in the north end offers newly constructed, energy-efficient housing at an affordable price for people of all ages. There are opportunities for purchase or rent. Contact the Housing Development Corporation of NEPA at (570) 824-4803 for eligibility for the Growing Homeowners Initiative.
A four-student team from the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Business Department will travel to State College in the latter part of March to compete in the 2nd Annual Smeal College of Business Case Competition presented by Kohl‚??s.
Led by instructor of business Terry Clemente, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre ‚??Wilkes-Bears‚?Ě team will be represented by sophomore Adam Supey, an accounting major from Dallas; junior Amy Scafella, a business administration major from Dallas; sophomore Justin Seliga, an accounting major from Nanticoke; and sophomore Ceili Jones, a business administration major from Wilkes-Barre.
The Smeal Case Competition is an undergraduate contest that challenges students‚?? knowledge, problem-solving abilities and teamwork skills to solve realistic business problems in a demanding 24-hour format. This year, 16 teams have been chosen from a pool of 40 team applications to compete at the event and four finalists will contend for the Smeal Case Cup as well as a $5,000 shopping spree at Kohl‚??s.
Township police said Thursday they charged Jesse Thomas Jopling, 21, and Patrick Merrick, 21, both of Hanover Township, with stealing a donation can from the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Oxford Street on Nov. 9.
Police said the two men were recorded by a surveillance camera stealing the donation can for world hunger.
Charges of theft, criminal conspiracy to commit theft and receiving stolen property were filed against Jopling and Merrick with District Judge Joseph Halesey.
The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education is holding a grand opening of its new administrative offices and an open house on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second floor of Tobin Hall, 501 Madison Ave.
Guests may tour the Wright Center‚??s newly renovated 15,000-square-foot office space, talk to administrators, residents, health partners and legislators to learn about the center‚??s upcoming plans and mission.
The Wright Center, formerly Scranton Temple Residency Program, provides programs that allow physicians to complete their training and begin their careers in the region. For more, visit .
The PUC on Thursday reauthorized the telephone charge residents in Wyoming County pay for their local 911 systems.
Wyoming County did not request a change in the current contribution rate of $1.50 per telephone line per month so it will remain the same for three


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