‘Switzerland of America,’ Jim Thorpe beckons

It’s hard to imagine there are many people in Northeastern Pennsylvania who haven’t been to Jim Thorpe at least once.


The eagle lands at Torrey Pines for Oosthuizen, Hughes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eagle putts looked familiar for a Saturday at Torrey Pines in June, even with Tiger Woods nowhere in sight.

Dave Jolley: Fathers, their children and baseball – a tradition as old as the game itself

Fathers, sons and daughters, and baseball. That’s a timeless trifecta as old as the game itself, and a tradition to be celebrated not only on Father’s Day but every day.

H.S. Baseball: Wyoming Area comes up short, falls to New Castle in Class 4A championship game

STATE COLLEGE — Similar situation. Different result.

Allen’s home run gives RailRiders ninth straight win over Syracuse

Not even a rain delay and an abrupt grand slam was enough to end the RailRiders’ mastery of the Mets.

Curry, Harris help 76ers stay alive, hold off Hawks to force Game 7

ATLANTA — Seth Curry hit six 3-pointes and scored 24 points and the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers avoided elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinal series by beating the Atlanta Hawks 104-99 in Game 6 on Friday night.

Tunkhannock softball rallies to force extras before falling in state championship game

STATE COLLEGE — Hitless through five innings. Trailing by three runs going to the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings. Still down two as they came down to their final out.

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    ‘Switzerland of America,’ Jim Thorpe beckons

    It’s hard to imagine there are many people in Northeastern Pennsylvania who haven’t been to Jim Thorpe at least once.

    Life at Full Throttle: Celebrating Dad, and all the lessons he taught

    Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to all dads — today we celebrate you! My dad is not only celebrating Father’s Day, but also his 80th birthday, which is a few weeks away. I’d like to tell you about my dad and the many valuable lessons he’s taught me. Dad was always a bit of a tough character, larger than life, friendly, and funny, with a bit of a temper.

    Around Town: NEPA Signs, an event you won’t want to miss

    One of my favorite events of the year is fast approaching.

    Rethinking tequila

    LONDON — Love it or hate it, tequila conjures up strong feelings in many drinkers.

    Liz Weston: Should you save less for retirement?

    Gwen Merz was fresh out of college in 2014, working an information technology job she hated, when she decided early retirement was the answer. She socked away every dollar she could, saving as much as 70% of her income so that she could quit when she was 35.

    Hazleton LaunchBox, Invent Penn State resources help local seed startup grow

    HAZLETON — Through her experiences with the Hazleton and Happy Valley LaunchBoxes and other Invent Penn State resources, startup founder Krista Schneider received the guidance to grow a gardening hobby into a start-up business.

    Hazleton shooting suspect jailed without bail

    HAZLETON — City police say they arrested Nino Vasquez Gomez, 25, on charges he shot another man when he randomly discharged several rounds from a firearm Thursday night.

    Alleged drug dealing duo hid on roof

    WILKES-BARRE — When drug agents executed a search warrant at a residence on South Hancock Street, a man and a woman attempted to conceal themselves on the roof.

    Warrant issued for man who ignited furniture on fire

    WILKES-BARRE — An arrest warrant was issued for Corey Daniel Boltz, 23, on charges he intentionally ignited furniture on fire and damaged a fence outside a residence on East Thomas Street Wednesday.

    Ross Township woman charged with stealing vehicle in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman from Ross Township was arraigned on carjacking charges, alleging she stole a vehicle by threatening a man Wednesday.

    Cooking oil stolen from Dallas Township restaurant

    DALLAS TWP. — Township police reported Thursday two men driving a maroon Ford Econoline van had stolen cooking oil from CK’s Cantina & Grill last week.

    Serving nutritious hummus with colorful veggies, fruit

    You may have noticed less beef, chicken and pork — and higher prices — in the meat aisle at your favorite supermarket lately.

    Very ripe bananas? Why not bake a banana cake?

    When I heard that my sister, who lives in West Chester, intended to whip up some pumpkin bread for her family’s Easter dessert, my first thought was, “Hey, I’ve got a can of pumpkin in the cupboard. I’ll bake some pumpkin bread, too, and even though we’ll be more than 100 miles apart for Easter dinner this year we can all have the same dessert.”