Friday, August 19, 2022

Luzerne County committee discusses Nanticoke/West Nanticoke bridge plans

Replacement of the Nanticoke/West Nanticoke Bridge over the Susquehanna River came up during Luzerne County Council’s Strategic Initiatives Committee meeting this week.

Crestwood makes business manager acting superintendent

WRIGHT TWP. — Barely five months after landing the job as business manager, Natasha Milazzo was appointed as acting superintendent by the Crestwood School Board at Thursday’s regular monthly meeting, effective immediately.

‘Eat, drink and be merry’

PITTSTON – The 39th annual Pittston Tomato Festival got underway Thursday evening at 5 p.m. and it didn’t take long until the grounds began to fill up. Throngs of people began to arrive early in the evening for food, music, and a kiddie carnival, a first for the festival.

State announces $1.5 million project at Seven Tubs

PLAINS TWP. — State officials opted to announce a $1.5 million infrastructure project for the Seven Tubs Recreation Area in a parking lot that has long been far too small to accommodate visitors, who often leave lines of parked cars along busy State Route 115 outside the park entrance.

Active shooter training conducted at Rice Elementary School

RICE TWP. — The “Bubba” exercise went fast. Real local police officers rapidly swept through the hall of Rice Elementary School, checking rooms until gunfire rang out and a crowd ran screaming from a room they hadn’t reached. In a blur the training officers recognized the “shooter” had tried to escape by running with the crowd, and more shots were fired as he slumped to the floor.

Oz, in Avenue Diner visit, predicts GOP to retake Congress in November

WYOMING — Dr. Mehmet Oz Thursday told a crowd gathered at the Avenue Diner in Wyoming Borough that Pennsylvania and the country are not headed in the right direction, but after the November mid-term elections, when he predicts the Republican Party will control of Congress, “we again will elevate our nation.”

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Buchner leads way in Freeman’s first season with No. 5 Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It’s been nearly six decades since a first-year head coach and a new starting quarterback faced similar stakes at Notre Dame.

LeBron James sticking with Lakers on 2-year, $97.1 million deal

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent announced Wednesday.

Local roundup: RailRiders trio head to Yankees following historic comeback

Less than 24 hours after being part of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre baseball history, three RailRiders players were suiting up in the Bronx.

RailRiders erase nine-run deficit en route to biggest comeback win in franchise history

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders completed the biggest comeback in franchise history on Tuesday night, rallying from a 9-0 deficit to beat the St. Paul Saints 10-9 on Tuesday night at CHS Field.

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