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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Ukraine: More than 260 fighters evacuated from Mariupol mill

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military official said more than 260 fighters, including some who are badly wounded, were evacuated Monday from a steel plant in the city of Mariupol and taken to areas under Russia’s control.

Small wins buoy Ukraine; West says Russians losing momentum

KYIV, Ukraine — Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faces a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO and an opponent buoyed Sunday by wins on and off the battlefield.

Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest community space opens

WILKES-BARRE — The doors of First Presbyterian Church opened to the public on Sunday afternoon — not for a sermon, not for a church event, but as a space for the community to explore new things and meet new people.

Charity bike ride raises money for Habitat for Humanity

LEHMAN TWP. — The life and legacy of Spencer Martin, a longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer who devoted so much of his time and effort into building homes for those who need them, was honored Sunday morning as the 13th annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride took off from the campus of Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

Liberty Cleaners will close May 28 after 112-year run

WILKES-BARRE — Liberty Cleaners, a fixture in downtown Wilkes-Barre since 1910, will close its doors on May 28, leaving a void in the history and character of the city.

Flag pays tribute to Luzerne County man killed in a forgotten war

PLYMOUTH — There is probably no one left living in the United States who really remembers when the flag had 45 stars, as it did between 1896 and 1908.


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