Friday, January 21, 2022

Applications for vacant Luzerne County Council seat due Feb. 3

Republicans interested in filling a vacant Luzerne County Council seat have until Feb. 3 to apply, according to information released by the county Thursday.

Crestwood superintendent, business manager resign for new jobs

WRIGHT TWP. — Crestwood School District Superintendent Robert Mehalick and Business Manager Peter Bard both submitted their resignations to the School Board at Thursday’s monthly meeting. The board approved unanimously, with President Barry Boone praising the work of both men, saying Mehalick’s deep care for the district “goes unchallenged,” and that Bard “led the district from the brink of bankruptcy to stable ground.”

Gubernatorial candidate Corman visits Hanover Area High School

HANOVER TWP. — State Sen. Jake Corman, a Republican candidate for governor, stopped by Hanover Area High School Thursday and was greeting with a squad of cheerleaders rooting him on, the school mascot offering a fist bump, and members of the band striking up a short tune as he headed to the auditorium

Poll: Biden approval hits new low at one-year mark

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The Woodlands sold to investment group

PLAINS TWP. — The Woodlands Inn and Resort has been sold.

Pittston Memorial Library officials kick off 2022 Sustainability Campaign

PITTSTON – Pittston Memorial Library officials held a special meeting on Tuesday evening kicking off the 2022 Sustainability Campaign fundraising effort looking to raise $40,000 for operational costs.

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