Friday, March 24, 2023

Johnson College announces 2-year associate’s degree in aviation technology

PITTSTON TWP. — Dr. Katie Leonard, Johnson College’s President and CEO, Thursday said the aviation technology industry expects rapid-paced growth within the next decade.

Wright Center to host presentation on Turkey quake relief

SCRANTON — Shortly after February’s devastating earthquakes in Turkey, Dr. Chaitanya Rojulpote purchased airfare to Istanbul.

Democrats, marchers press gun violence debate at Pa. Capitol

HARRISBURG — Anti-gun violence advocates rallied Thursday and packed into a friendly legislative hearing in Pennsylvania, where a politically divided government has fought firearms policy to a virtual standstill for decades, and rising gun violence has gripped the state’s largest city.

Sterling site garage funding request put to Luzerne County

One of the pending eligible American Rescue Plan funding requests before Luzerne County Council would help construct a 250-car public garage at the former Hotel Sterling site.

Utility issue means Hanover Area Memorial Elementary going remote Friday

HANOVER TWP. — Due to a utility issue, Hanover Area’s Memorial Elementary school will operate in remote only status Friday, the district announced late Thursday afternoon. All other district schools will operate normally with students in classrooms.

Prison for Pa. rioter charged in Pelosi laptop theft

WASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania woman linked to a far-right extremist movement was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison for storming the U.S. Capitol, where she invaded then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office with other rioters.

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Kansas State’s Nowell breaks NCAA tournament assist record in OT win over Michigan State

NEW YORK — Markquis Nowell broke the NCAA Tournament record for assists in a game with 19, his last two on spectacular passes in the final minute of overtime, and Kansas State beat Michigan State 98-93 on Thursday night in a Sweet 16 thriller at Madison Square Garden.

Local Roundup: Hazleton Area softball routs Nanticoke Area

Hazleton Area scored 10 runs in the first inning on the way to defeating Nanticoke Area 19-4 Wednesday in four innings via the 15-run rule in high school softball.

Gonzaga’s Timme, UCLA’s Jaquez to meet one more time in West Region semifinals

LAS VEGAS — Drew Timme and Jaime Jaquez Jr. grew up in different states, yet often came across each other at AAU tournaments, sometimes as roommates.

NYC guards lead Michigan State, K-State to Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK — Stories of New York City point guards have an almost mythical quality.

Astros star Altuve has surgery on broken thumb, a WBC injury

Houston Astros star Jose Altuve had surgery Wednesday on his broken right thumb, an injury that occurred in the World Baseball Classic and will significantly delay the second baseman’s 2023 debut.

Final Match Play event begins in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Keegan Bradley extended his dubious streak to 16 matches over 11 years without winning in the Dell Technologies Match Play. He sure felt like a winner Wednesday.

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