Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate down to 6.9 percent in May

WILKES-BARRE — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point over the month, to 6.9 percent in May.


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.

Tunkhannock set to return plenty of talent to make another run at a state title

STATE COLLEGE — Tunkhannock coach Bob Hegedty would be just fine with a rematch.

RailRiders settle things down for eighth straight win over Syracuse

No need for another huge comeback. Or any heroics in extra innings.

H.S. Softball: Tunkhannock takes on Beaver for PIAA Class 4A state championship

Tunkhannock entered the high school softball season young but with a reputation. Seven of the starters were part of a team which finished second at the Little League Softball World Series in 2018.

H.S. Baseball: After improbable comeback, Wyoming Area preps for 4A state championship game

Down to their final out and a storm quickly approaching, the Wyoming Area Warriors appeared doomed in Monday’s PIAA Class 4A semifinal game.

Wyoming Area baseball live on TV (PCN); Tunkhannock softball live online (PCN Select)

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will be televising the Wyoming Area state championship game and the five other PIAA baseball title games live.

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    Cauliflower ‘Tabbouleh’ a light, refreshing crowd-pleaser

    After serving that rich and decadent key lime pie last week, I figured the Times Leader taste testers needed something light and oh-so-good-for-us.

    Kirby Center announces ‘Come Back to the Kirby’ film series

    WILKES-BARRE – The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its post-pandemic reopening with a “Come Back to the Kirby” film series.

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    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.

    Liz Weston: What to do if you save too much for retirement

    Many Americans don’t save enough for retirement, but it’s entirely possible to save too much — at least according to the IRS.

    Zavada & Associates provides valuable personal service for clients

    FORTY FORT — Ray Zavada, president of Zavada & Associates in Forty Fort, said the tax preparation/accounting firm provides a valuable personal service in a timely and courteous manner to all of their clients.

    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.

    Police: Four men attempted to lure girl into vehicle

    WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating a report four men attempted to lure a girl into their vehicle in the area of North Washington and Beatty streets Wednesday night.