Times Leader Media Group launches Times Leader Cares program

WILKES-BARRE — The Times Leader Media Group is pleased to announce the Times Leader Cares program, a new initiative designed to give back to our community and support local charities.

Crestwood’s Ben Ziegler wins first District 2 boys tennis singles title in school history

WILKES-BARRE — Ben Ziegler’s day almost ended in the semifinals.

RailRiders’ win streak snapped by Lehigh Valley’s ninth-inning home run

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pitchers had escaped jams all night long on Wednesday. Needing to pull it off one more time in the ninth, the RailRiders finally faltered.

Local Roundup: MMI Prep baseball defeats Wyoming Area on Senior Day

A pair of seniors made MMI Prep’s Senior Day a success Wednesday.

Welcome back: RailRiders blank IronPigs in first home game since September 2019

Pro baseball is back in Northeast Pennsylvania. And it comes with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre playing as well as anyone in the newly christened Triple-A East league.

H.S. Softball: Tunkhannock walks off Pittston Area this time with three-run seventh

TUNKHANNOCK — The similarities were uncanny. The outcome, though, was different.

Boys tennis: Chesman, Hamel, Ziegler will represent WVC in D2 singles semifinals

MOSCOW — Two freshmen with alternate educational plans are among the three players who will represent Wyoming Valley Conference high schools when the District 2 boys tennis singles tournament semifinals and finals are conducted Wednesday at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Your view: Cyber schools aren’t free

    The purpose of this letter is to inform Greater Nanticoke Area taxpayers that cyber school tuition is not free. Cyber schools cost taxpayers and each local school district a significant amount of money annually.

    Flying Aces Motorcycle Club presents donation to CASA

    The Flying Aces Motorcycle Club of Weatherly recently presented CASA of Luzerne County with a check from a breakfast held to benefit and support CASA of Luzerne County. The Flying Aces, a club founded in 1953, raised $380 for CASA on April 25.

    Act Out Theatre Group presents ‘Rent School Edition’ and ‘Aladdin Kids’

    Rent School Edition and Aladdin Kids, Act Out Theatre Group’s repertory productions, will take place May 14 to 16 at the theatre, 150 E. Grove Street in Dunmore. Act Out has been working and following the recommendations of the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring Rent School Edition and Aladdin Kids to the stage.

    Not from a box, but worth the wait: Beef Stroganoff from scratch

    I have made beef Stroganoff in the past, if you count “Hamburger Helper” in college as “making” the dish. Otherwise, this stab at the recipe from my brother’s collection (“Uncle Jake’s Favorite Recipes”) was my first try, and considering how late I started cooking thanks to work demands, the boxed stuff sure would have been a smarter choice time-wise. MT & I ended up not having dinner that night until 9 p.m.

    Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

    WASHINGTON — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the South Pasadena, California, station, harkening back to his daily commute into LA before the coronavirus pandemic.

    Liz Weston: 8 ½ birthdays that can affect your finances

    You hit a lot of milestone birthdays when you’re young. There’s your first birthday, of course, and also the one where you turn 10 (finally, double digits!). At 13, you’re a teenager. At 16, you’re probably thinking about driving. At 18, you can vote; at 21, you can get into bars.

    Hirthler recognized by Barron’s as a 2021 top financial advisor

    WILKES-BARRE — Michael Hirthler of Jacobi Capital Management in Wilkes-Barre was recently recognized among the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in America by Barron’s.

    ‘Brothel’ shut down by Wilkes-Barre Township police

    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police say they shut down a modern day brothel that was also used to package and peddle illicit narcotics.

    Man, 18, sentenced for robbery of college students, firing shots at party

    WILKES-BARRE — The young age of Amadu Sullaman Jalloh and the fact no one was injured when he randomly discharged a firearm at a house party was a benefit for his lesser sentence.

    Detective wrote letter in support of defendant sentenced for home invasion

    WILKES-BARRE — A home invasion at a South Franklin Street residence almost cost Ibrahim Ibn Sharif his life.

    Patient charged with punching nurse

    WILKES-BARRE — A man from Texas was arraigned Wednesday on charges he punched a nurse while a patient at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital earlier this year.

    Martial arts teacher charged with more child sex offenses

    PITTSTON — Luzerne County detectives and city police allege David John Williams developed a pattern of providing alcohol and marijuana to girls he stands accused of sexually assaulting.