Times Leader P.M. Update: Friday, June 11

Kevin Carroll is here with your P.M. Update looking ahead to Saturday’s E-Edition: The Edwardsville Pierogi Festival is underway, a look at where our local baseball and softball teams will be playing in Monday’s PIAA semifinals and more.


RailRiders offense comes too late in second straight loss to Buffalo

Trey Amburgey’s streak continued. On Friday night, it wasn’t enough for the RailRiders.

PIAA sets semifinal details for Lake-Lehman, Wyoming Area baseball; Tunkhannock softball

Only a few times in history has the Wyoming Valley Conference had multiple baseball teams reach the state semifinals.

Djokovic hands Nadal third loss in 108 French Open matches

PARIS — Sprinting, sliding and stretching, anticipating each other’s moves for four sets and more than four hours, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal produced a masterpiece in the French Open semifinals.

H.S. Baseball: Wyoming Area overcomes misfortune to defeat ELCO in PIAA 4A quarterfinals

CENTER VALLEY — There was a sense of trouble as the ball was launched off the bat of ELCO’S Reilly Peiffer in the third inning.

Tunkhannock softball blanks Hamburg to power into PIAA Class 4A semifinals

Tunkhannock waited all the way until the bottom of the ninth inning Monday to produce the only run it needed to get through the first round of the PIAA Class 4A softball tournament.

PIAA baseball: Lake-Lehman shuts down Trinity in quarters; MMI’s season ends

Lake-Lehman coach Mike Sholtis said he expected a low-scoring game when the PIAA Class 3A state baseball tournament opened Monday.

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    Southern rock heroes headline Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival

    An all-star collection of Southern rock heroes, plus mouthwatering ribs, cold beer, wine and spirits, are on tap for the upcoming 11th annual Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival.

    ‘Key Lime Pie’ offers sweetness with a little bit of bite

    ”You’re not doing anything to ‘healthy this up,’ are you?” my husband asked earlier this week, as I whisked together the filling ingredients for “Key Lime Pie.”

    ‘My lifelong friends are from GAR’

    If Ron Honeywell from GAR’s class of 1971 says he played saxophone in the marching band, you believe him.

    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.

    Voitek TV & Appliances more than 60 years of business and family

    KINGSTON — In the back of Voitek TV & Appliances, there’s an old newspaper advertisement cut out and framed on the wall, with the caption “Welcome to the Family.”

    Liz Weston: How to be a better long-distance caregiver

    Long pandemic lockdowns forced many older adults to become comfortable with video calls to stay connected with family. That in turn means that long-distance caregivers have a better way to see how their loved ones are faring.

    Luzerne woman charged with choking dog, trespassing at cookout

    LUZERNE — Borough police charged a woman on allegations she attended a cookout uninvited and choked a dog earlier this month.

    Court Briefs

    Most charges dismissed against woman in straw purchases of firearms

    Man facing two homicide charges in county court

    WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes-Barre man who city police allege was recorded by a surveillance camera randomly shooting into a crowd killing two men and injuring a third will face criminal homicide charges in Luzerne County Court.

    Plea deal offered in child’s death

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County prosecutors have offered a plea deal for a man they allege caused the death of his son eight years after being violently shaken inside a Wilkes-Barre residence in 2011.

    Police: Mattress set ablaze during domestic dispute

    WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a man they allege ignited a mattress on fire during an argument with his girlfriend early Thursday morning.

    Hitting the trifecta: Lobster, Gruyere and mmmmm…

    I first used Gruyere cheese in a four-cheese pizza, and it became an instant favorite. Which is why, when I looked for a lobster mac and cheese recipe, this one jumped out the moment I came across it online.

    Want a different kind of chocolate cake? Beet it!

    I carved my way through butter to get to red beet chocolate cake.