TL’s McGinley guest reader for WVIA’s Virtual Storytime

PITTSTON TWP. — The Times Leader’s own Mike McGinley is among those taking part in a WVIA digital project that brings children’s stories to young people and their families via the internet.


Vegas trades Fleury to Chicago as goalie carousel spins

Reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Marc Andre Fleury has been traded from Vegas to Chicago and is contemplating his future, according to his agent.

With Simone Biles out, ROC wins women’s team gymnastics

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles came to Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. It all came to a stunning halt in the women’s gymnastics final on Tuesday night with an uncertain vault.

Northern lights: Alaska teen shocks with Olympic swim gold

TOKYO — Alaska is renowned for its majestic natural beauty. The snowy peaks. The glistening glaciers. The sparkling fjords.

US men seek momentum after promising Olympic performance

TOKYO — Sam Mikulak walked off the floor, turned his palms up and laughed.

Russia edges Japan, China for gold in men’s gymnastics

TOKYO — Nikita Nagornyy huddled with the rest of the Russian men’s gymnastics team, stared at the scoreboard and waited.

Oklahoma, Texas move toward leaving Big 12

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference and leaving the Big 12 behind.

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    Your view: What will the unvaccinated cost you?

    I had a call from my brother-in-law yesterday. He is one of the kindest, most considerate humans I have ever known and has a remarkable intellect. He is also able to be anxious about anything that threatens his family. He asked if it was safe for him to visit his 10-year-old granddaughter in Georgia without putting her at risk for COVID. I told him that the risk was minimal since he was vaccinated, still wore masks and avoided populated venues. He is driving from Duchess County, New York to Athens, Georgia to avoid airport crowds and will not go to restaurants. The probability of his being a vector for the virus is minimal.

    MMI senior earns first place in Voice of Democracy competition

    MMI senior Natalie Graham earned first place in the District 11 VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest.

    Scranton Tennis Club names champions

    Phil Mercurio and Jody Jackman recently captured the 50 and Over Singles titles at the Scranton Tennis Club, while Steve Lehan and Kathleen McKenna took the Mixed A Doubles crown and Jerry Hahn and Jackie Caraballo won the Mixed B Doubles title as part of the annual Club Championships.

    Life at Full Throttle: You’ll find an explosion of flavors at Bank + Vine

    Fresh, seasonal, and inventive are all words that come to mind when I think of Bank + Vine in downtown Wilkes-Barre. With a strong focus on farm-to-table and a flair for melding flavors, Chef Chad Gelso is hitting it out of the park with his unique menu.

    Woodhouse Spa: An escape from the crazy day-to-day life

    KINGSTON — Everyone deserves to be pampered, right?

    Liz Weston: We deserve a better credit reporting system

    In some ways, the U.S. credit reporting system has improved. Credit freezes, which lock our credit information to deter identity theft, are now free and fast. We have free weekly access to our credit reports, courtesy of the credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, until April 20, 2022. Free credit scores provided by banks, credit card issuers and other companies allow us to easily monitor for signs of fraud and other problems.

    Community Bank ‘flagship’ building under construction near arena

    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Barbara A. Maculloch, president of Pennsylvania Banking for Community Bank N.A., this week said the new, modern and conveniently located building being built near the Mohegan Sun Arena will allow the bank to provide its customers with the best experience possible.

    Suspected ‘serial killer’ charged in Michigan with 2005 killing

    A man who prosecutors say meets the definition of a serial killer after the bodies of two women were found in Butler Township was charged Tuesday with the killing of a Michigan woman missing since 2005.

    Dunmore man charged with robbing Wilkes-Barre bank

    WILKES-BARRE — A man from Dunmore in Lackawanna County was charged with robbing the M&T Bank branch near Coal Street on Friday.

    Arrest records: Alleged robber forced juvenile to eat burnt skin

    SHICKSHINNY — More details were released Monday following the weekend arrest of Jonathan Paul Evans, 25, accused of branding two juveniles with a hot knife during a robbery.

    Tunkhannock man charged with DUI related crashes after leaving adult night club

    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A Tunkhannock man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving involving separate crashes after leaving an adult night club Friday night.

    Ashley tax collector charged with DUI

    ASHLEY — Borough police filed drunken driving charges against Robert W. Shoemaker, 67, following a crash at the Ashley Little League Field on Conyngham Street last month.