Three numbers regarding COVID-19 vaccinations came up repeatedly during a Geisinger media update on the pandemic Friday: Vaccinated people are five times less likely to get infected, 10 times less likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times less likely to die.
HAZLETON — Down two points and struggling to move the football against the Wilkes-Barre Area defense, Hazleton Area quarterback Tyler Wolfe did what has worked so often for him and the Cougars this year.
Father Columba Stewart, O.S.B., executive director of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML) at St. John’s University, will deliver The University of Scranton’s Fall Lecture in the Humanities on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center. He will present “Recovering the voices of our ancestors: preserving the world’s endangered manuscript heritage.”
Wilkes University faculty and staff members were honored with the 2021 President’s Awards for Excellence. The awards, presented by Wilkes President Greg Cant on Aug. 25, recognize individuals who reflect excellence in their work based on the University’s core values. This is the sixth year for the awards program.
The idea of gaining wealth in flashy ways isn’t new. After all, Charles Ponzi, for whom Ponzi schemes were named, defrauded investors more than 100 years ago with a get-rich-quick scheme built on a foundation of lies. Today, speculative investments, multilevel marketing companies and other risky efforts to turn a profit still lay seductive traps.
HARRISBURG — Former Luzerne County Children & Youth director Joanne Van Saun pleaded guilty to child endangerment and obstruction offenses related to failing to investigate hundreds of reports of child abuse and neglect cases and covering up the cases with false reports.
WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Judge David W. Lupas ignored a request by a defense attorney for a sentence of 43 days of time already served for a Dallas man who admitted to viewing and sharing child pornography.