Sunday, September 25, 2022

‘I felt fortunate to be alive,’ massacre survivor says

PLAINS TWP. — James Olson rolled up the sleeve of his sweatshirt to reveal his tattoo — “Sole Survivor ’82.”

40 years later, detective haunted by Banks killings

WILKES-BARRE — Of all the ugliness he saw in the early morning hours of Sept. 25, 1982, one image remains embedded in Jim Zardecki’s mind.

Rising Light Ridge to establish new ministry campus in Bear Creek Township

BEAR CREEK TWP. — Matt Anderson, President of Rising Light Ridge, said the new ministry campus in Bear Creek Township will be more than a camp and retreat center.

NEPA GAYLA draws glittering crowd to support scholarship program

WILKES-BARRE — The 2022 NEPA GAYLA: Out of the Gaylaxy event drew a glittering crowd to Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center Grand Ballroom on Saturday night to support the NEPA Pride Project’s Scholarship Program and the NEPA Pride Project’s mission to celebrate, educate and demonstrate the power of local arts.

‘Drama’ unfolds at Little Theatre 100th anniversary gala

What might be the most dramatic physical confrontation downtown Wilkes-Barre has witnessed in 100 years began on Friday evening as Hollywood stunt woman and Kingston native Heidi Germaine Schnappauf stood at a podium and off-handedly insulted Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre.

White Haven Area Community Library marks 25 years

WHITE HAVEN — Residents converged on the White Haven Area Community Library Friday to celebrate 25 years of its existence.

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Penn State sees room for improvement after ‘inconsistent’ win over Chippewas

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State partisans may have come away with a hollow feeling on Saturday.

PSU notebook: Barney Amor filling big shoes for Lions at punter

STATE COLLEGE — The Beaver Stadium crowd was starting to grumble a bit. A 14-0 lead for Penn State had just evaporated and the Nittany Lions were about to give the ball back to upstart Central Michigan in the second quarter.

Commanders’ Wentz faces Eagles for 1st time as Hurts thrives

LANDOVER, Md. — Jalen Hurts is in a far different place as an NFL quarterback since a rocky rookie year in 2020 when he usurped Carson Wentz as Philadelphia’s starter.

PSU preview: Nittany Lions look to keep things rolling against Central Michigan

Jim McElwain knows all about that “SEC speed.”

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