Airport considering system to allow travelers to retain prohibited items

AVOCA — A new system, if enacted, would allow air travelers to send prohibited items home to themselves, avoiding confiscation.


PSU gameday: Tight end trio providing a boost for Lions headed into Villanova game

A player wearing No. 44 was suddenly in place to take the snap on the goal line for Penn State. Alarm was setting in for Auburn.

H.S. Football: Hazleton Area rallies to defeat Dallas in overtime

DALLAS TWP. — Hazleton Area’s Matt Buchman had a split second to figure out a complex problem. His calculations were correct.

H.S. Football: Berwick stuns Williamsport with overtime victory

BERWICK — It wasn’t just one lopsided loss that had the Berwick Bulldogs annoyed and angry.

H.S. Football: Wyoming Area posts emphatic rebound, blanks Crestwood

WRIGHT TWP. — A week after taking multi-year defending state champ Southern Columbia to the limit, Wyoming Area showed no signs of physical or mental fatigue on Friday night, rolling through Crestwood 27-0 at Crestwood High School.

H.S. Football: Lake-Lehman returns from hiatus with win over Hanover Area

LEHMAN TWP. — It was as if Lake-Lehman had to start its season anew.

H.S. Football: Wyoming Valley West turns back Tunkhannock’s second-half rally

Wyoming Valley West jumped out to a 20-point lead at half-time, only to hold off a valiant comeback attempt by Tunkhannock on Friday night, securing a 20-15 victory on the road.

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    Our View: DCED’s ‘Culinary Trails’ worth exploring

    This week the state Department of Community and Economic Development announced a tally of taste bud tours, a curious and quirky “Culinary Trails” program designed, according to a media release, to “allow travelers to more fully immerse themselves into what it means to be a Pennsylvanian through our food legacy and traditions.”

    St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church taking orders for Oct. 2 food festival

    St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 South Main St. , Wilkes-Barre, is taking pre-orders for various Middle Eastern food items. Menu items such as kibbee and stuffed grape leaves can be found on the church website at stmaryorthodox.com . Orders can be placed by following the link on the website, or by calling 570-823-6692, or 570-829-7090. Various desserts will be available for purchase at the time of pick up. All orders must be picked up at the church hall on Oct. 2 between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. All CDC rules will be followed. Shown are members of St Mary’s food festival committee:Norman Namey, Jenell Fort, John Moses, Alyssa Fort, Kate Namey and the Rev. George Alberts.

    Why is opera still relevant today?

    East Stroudsburg University’s Provost’s Colloquium Series, an intellectual experience that promotes dialogue among ESU faculty, staff, students, and community, continues for the Fall 2021 semester with a presentation by James Maroney, Ed.D., associate professor of music, and Eugene Galperin, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics.

    Candlelight Vigil to be held in Plains Township

    In honor of the National Day of Remembrance for those who lost their lives to murder, a candlight vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Birchwood Park Gazebo in Plains Township.

    Greg Barrouk joins Lewith & Freeman as director of commercial real estate

    KINGSTON — Virginia Rose, CEO of Lewith & Freeman, announced Monday that Greg Barrouk has joined their Kingston office as the director of commercial real estate services.

    Carnival CEO discusses cruise lines, the pandemic, politics

    Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry.

    Liz Weston: How to negotiate your way to a richer life

    Negotiating is an important personal finance skill that can help you earn more and pay less. Whether you’re discussing a job offer, dickering at a car dealership or just trying to work out a budget with your significant other, the ability to bargain effectively can have a huge impact.

    ‘You took a great man from us’

    WILKES-BARRE — Tremaine Jamison apologized to the family of Devon Brown who died from a gunshot wound during a scuffle at a kindergarten graduation party in May 2017.

    Plymouth man arrested on plan to kill ex-girlfriend

    HANOVER TWP. — A Plymouth man was arrested on allegations he planned to kill his ex-girlfriend with a fatal dose of heroin to prevent her from testifying against him at a court proceeding Thursday.

    Man arrested on allegations he abused mother

    PITTSTON TWP. — Township police arrested a man they allege abused, neglected and assaulted his 73-year-old mother for more than two years.

    Dallas man illegally in U.S. indicted on firearm offenses

    SCRANTON — A man from Dallas was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on firearm offenses.

    Court Briefs

    Corruption charges withdrawn