Longtime fans thrilled as Donny and Marie Osmond perform in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Her shirt said, simply, “Donny Forever.” And for Christine Morreale, 48, of Plains Township, it seemed as if she’d been waiting almost that long to see her hero, Donny Osmond, in person. “She’s a little bit obsessed,” her friend Krisiti Katchik, 34, of Wilkes-Barre, noted with a fond smile. “She’s passionate,” added another […]

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Bill Jones, local United Way CEO: 10 things you might not know about me

Jones, 53, has been the president and CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley since 2012. 1. Although I am improving, I am technologically challenged. Because Al Gore claimed to invent the internet, I never voted for him. 2. Nothing is better than a glass of chocolate milk. Nothing is more unappetizing than a […]

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Rally for Charlottesville scheduled for Sunday night in Public Square

WILKES-BARRE — “Rally for Love,” an event inspired by the three deaths and chaos in Virginia on Saturday, will be held Sunday from 8 to 9 p.m. in Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square. A Facebook post Saturday by the rally’s organizers invites people to attend “a peaceful gathering to unite in community, tolerance and love in response […]

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Taylor Swift trial: Mom says she didn’t want incident to define daughter’s life

DENVER (AP) — Taylor Swift’s mother and confidante took the witness stand Wednesday, saying she and her daughter’s managers had told the bosses of a disc jockey accused of groping the singer-songwriter that they hoped he would be fired but didn’t ask them to do so. Andrea Swift said during her emotional testimony at a […]

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Frankie Warren, Magic 93 DJ: 10 things you might not know about me

Warren, 58, has hosted the the Magic Morning Show at WMGS-FM since November 1988. He is a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School in Wilkes-Barre. 1. I was named after Frank Sinatra. My dad was a big fan — so am I — and our basement basically was a “Sinatra Shrine” when I was a […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ creators address fears their new HBO series glorifies racism

NEW YORK — No scripts have been written, not even an outline. But HBO’s announcement on Wednesday that the creator-showrunners of “Game of Thrones” will follow up that massive hit with an HBO series in which slavery remains legal in the modern-day South drew fire on social media from those who fear that telling that […]

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Charlene Adamchick, owner of Bingo’s Hoagies: 10 things you might not know about me

Adamchick, 50, has owned the Swoyersville sandwich shop for nearly a decade. The deli promotes itself as “Home of the $2.50 Hoagie.” 1. I am the mother of one son, and the grandmother of four beautiful grandchildren who are the light of my life. 2. I love to cook and bake. I love to feed […]

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Power ON: Welcome to our blog on video games

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of gaming blogs by Times Leader reporter Travis Kellar, 27. The blogs will be published on Saturdays on timesleader.com. I like to think of myself as a guy of many titles, whether it’s journalist, weightlifter, runner, or even uncle. I also proudly claim the title of […]

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Will Beekman, Kirby Center: 10 things you might not know about me

Will Beekman, executive director of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre: 1. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a New York Mets fan, but not everyone knows the extent of it. I once skipped a final exam during my senior year at Penn State and drove to Queens to see the […]

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Dayne Marae, Fox56 News: 10 things you might not know about me

Dayne Marae, 27, sits alongside Ryan Cummings, 36, as a news anchor at Wilkes-Barre-based Fox56 TV. You can catch them every weeknight at 10. Keep reading to find out the first thing people say to her when they see her in person. Also, even though she has a self-described horrible memory, read about the TV […]

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