Monday, August 8, 2022

Lights, camera, NEPA: Area filmmaker to debut two new projects

Fresh off his role on the team behind the Agnes 50th anniversary documentary, Lackawanna County-based filmmaker Bob Savakinus is part of two new productions set to debut at a Scranton-area drive-in this month.

‘An opportunity to grow the Jeep family’

WILKES-BARRE — The first annual Jeep Fury Fest brought Jeep aficionados to Kirby Park Sunday, for a chance to show off their vehicles and learn more about their favorite rides.

Toma receives standing ovation at local HOF induction

WILKES-BARRE — George Toma, the legendary head groundskeeper at all 56 NFL Super Bowls, was inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame John Louis Popple Chapter Sunday with 13 other local sports notables.

Families, lawmakers fear ‘devastating impact’ of First Hospital shutdown

KINGSTON — Jennifer Mickle-Symons said her 17-year-old son has been doing well in his treatment at First Hospital.

Experts: First Hospital closure a potential catastrophe

The announced closure of First Hospital may have seemed sudden, and the promises of Commonwealth Health to help all patients reassuring. But local people who teach and work in the mental health care field say this development has been years — if not decades — in the making, likely will be hard to permanently fix, and could be “catastrophic” in the short term.

Making the world a better place, one loaf at a time

“Now I’ve been smiling lately, thinkin’ about the good things to come. And I believe it could be, something good has begun. Oh, peace train sounding louder, glide on the peace train, hoo-ah, ee-ah, hoo-ah, come on now, peace train.”

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Little League: Pittston Area falls to Caln Township in Eastern Regional title game

WRIGHT TWP. — Pittston Area received two cracks at the Little League 8-10 Softball Eastern Regional title by having some offensive outbursts throughout the week-long tournament.

James Franklin talks training camp battles at Penn State media day

A week into training camp, Penn State coach James Franklin broke down the biggest questions for the Nittany Lions during Saturday’s preseason media day.

Newcomer Michael Beltre hits first Triple-A homer to help lift RailRiders to win

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated the Buffalo Bisons 5-1 on Saturday evening at PNC Field to improve to 54-50, matching a season-high four games above .500.

David Jolley: Celebrating the life of Bill Russell, a giant on and off the court

The recent passing of basketball great Bill Russell was much more than the loss of a basketball legend. Given Russell’s monumental contributions to the NBA and its fans as a player and coach, his legacy is secure. It’s his role as a social activist, often considered controversial, that sets him apart well beyond sports.

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