Sunday, August 7, 2022

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.”

Autopsies show 5 of 10 Nescopeck fire victims died of smoke inhalation

Autopsies were performed Saturday on five of the 10 people who died in a Friday morning house fire in Nescopeck, according to the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office.

Safe at home

WILKES-BARRE — When Mayor George Brown thanked George Toma for travelling back to Wilkes-Barre to accept the key to the city, Toma’s response moved the mayor.

‘You’ll feel on top of your game’

Michael Chiazza chuckles as he remembers the advice a downtown Wilkes-Barre hairstylist once gave his father, who had been planning a career as a barber.

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Larksville’s Two Pillars Athletics cultivates community, record-breaking results

LARKSVILLE — Two Pillars Athletics on East Luzerne Avenue breeds monsters.

PFBC spawns rainbow trout to produce next generation of stocked fish

Staff and at the Huntsdale State Fish Hatchery near Carlisle, Cumberland County (Penn Township) this week conducted the spawning of Rainbow Trout.

RailRiders throw 3-hit shutout of Buffalo; Dietrich suspended for 50 games

One of the most eventful nights of Jhony Brito’s tenure with the RailRiders was also a successful one.

Pittston Area 8-10 softball ready to play for Eastern Regional championship

The Pittston Area 8-10 All-Stars are happy to be in this position, no matter the opponent.

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