Christmas in July event raises money for Plymouth Township fire squad

PLYMOUTH TWP. — A Christmas in July craft show at the Plymouth Township Fire Rescue Tilbury station on Saturday was more than simply an opportunity for area residents to do some early Christmas shopping. It was a chance for some much needed fundraising for the township’s fire department which often falls short. Longtime firefighter Merrit […]

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Former WNEP-TV anchor Burke tells LCCC grads it’s OK to stay local

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A former WNEP-TV news anchor told more than 800 graduates on Tuesday to follow their dreams, but it’s OK to stay local, while the college president reminded them of the importance of kindness. With glittery mortarboards sporting phrases such as “I did it” and “I eaRNed it” atop the heads of graduates […]

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Nanticoke Historical Society gives citizens ‘virtual tour’

NANTICOKE — With the power of a projector and over 10,000 photos, a few people were able to be transported back into Nanticoke’s past, when gas was 30 cents a gallon and Woolworth’s was the biggest name in department stores. On Sunday, interested residents were able to visit the St. Faustina Cultural Center at 38 […]

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For Hanover Township’s Patty Phillips, running was more than a resolution

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Forget the self-help books, gym memberships and fad diets — all one local woman needed to change her life was a pair of running shoes. Since Patty Phillips started running 32 years ago she has completed 35 marathons, including 13 Boston Marathons and all 21 Steamtown Marathons in Scranton. The walls of […]

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Wyoming Valley Montessori School student receives priceless gift

KINGSTON — Thoughts of toys dance around most little girl’s heads during the holiday season, but for 8-year-old Haley Jacob, a new liver was on her list to Santa. In 2014, Haley was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, a disease that caused her body to attack its own liver. Haley’s parents Glen and Lisa administered medications […]

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State Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera makes a stop at GNA

NANTICOKE — Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera told area lawmakers and school officials gathered at Greater Nanticoke Area High School on Tuesday that he was there only to listen. And while he did hear quite a bit from those in attendance, Rivera also made sure to deliver a clear message of his own. “Investment […]

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‘Miracle of Bethlehem’ performances draw hundreds to Nanticoke

NANTICOKE — Admittedly, Jim Botsko once had second thoughts of portraying Jesus in the annual showing of “Miracle of Bethlehem” at the Cultural Centre of St. Faustina. “But that was six years ago,” Botsko said with a chuckle Friday, before the first of three scheduled weekend performances. Botsko believed back then he was too old […]

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Nanticoke police: Woman alerted bystanders to robbery by honking car horn

NANTICOKE — City police are asking residents to be especially cautious while shopping during the holiday season, noting a woman was robbed outside a store Wednesday evening. A 72-year-old city resident reported to police that after she finished grocery shopping at the Weis supermarket, 1 Weis Plaza, a man opened the front passenger door of […]

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Veterans honored at LCCC

NANTICOKE — Military personnel, family, friends and public were able to hear about the work of the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center at a Veterans Day ceremony Thursday during a service at Luzerne County Community College. Alberto Morales, a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm and a counselor with the center, talked for about 25 […]

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State Rep. Gerald Mullery successfully defends 119th District post

NEWPORT TWP. — Gerald Mullery won a fourth term in the state House of Representatives Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Justin Behrens. According to unofficial results, Mullery, 46, of Newport Township, received 10,747 votes to 7,015 votes for Behrens, a U.S. Army veteran and director of a social work forensic team. Mullery gave a victory speech […]

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