Dean accused of sex with student claims alibi
Stephen Stahl, the suspended dean of students for Coughlin High School, claims to have an alibi to allegations he had sex with a student a decade ago inside a classroom closet. At the time prosecutors say the incident occurred, Stahl was at a viewing.
Take 2: Movies to watch during October
Halloween is upon us, and that brings out all the frights and fears of the season. Movies are a great way to celebrate – whether at the cineplex or in the safety of one’s residence. Then again, doesn’t most horror movies take place at home? Here are my top five horror movies, in no particular order:
Season of Hope event set Nov. 22
Fellin’s Jewelers has once again donated a piece of jewelry for the Diamond Draw at the 11th annual Season of Hope Casino Gala, which will take place Nov. 22 at the Valley Country Club. The Diamond Draw is a highlight of the evening where guests can donat
Cougars reign as District 2-4 3A cross country champs
DIMOCK – A youthful Hazleton Area boys cross country team didn’t wince at the thought of being an underdog or an underrated group of runners Wednesday. With a team featuring three freshmen, two juniors and a senior stacked against huge odds, the Cougars r
‘Carrie, the Musical’ continues at PTPA
If you don’t want ghouls jumping out at you on a haunted trail but still want to have a good scare during the Halloween season, the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts has a solution. The theater group’s production of “Carrie, the Musical,” continues
Jeddo Tunnel focus of mine pollution program
Studies since the 1950s have said the acid mine water rushing out of the Jeddo Tunnel is too expensive to treat, so Peter Haentjens has a different idea. Use the water to replenish supplies and generate power, and the tunnel to control flooding. “The Jedd
Getting there: The rain is back for another day
The rain didn’t go away. NEPA is in for another cool, wet morning commute
The National Weather Service says showers will stick around mainly before 11 a.m. Today’s high will be near 50.
Weekend Entertainment Guide
SEASONAL REAPER’S REVENGE HAUNTED ATTRACTION: weekends through Nov. 2; Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 11 p.m., Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m., Reaper’s Revenge, Montdale, $35. Visit www.reapersrevenge.net. DRACULA'S FOREST HAUNTED HAYRIDE: Fridays, Saturdays and Sund
PIAA GOLF: Scranton Prep earns silver
If not for a hole in one by Jack Mitchell of St. Joseph’s Prep, Scranton Prep might have won it all. Mitchell’s ace on the fifth helped the champion to a three-stroke victory over Scranton Prep, which became the first team to earn a medal at the PIAA cham
Celebrity chef partners with casino on eatery
Chef, restaurateur and best-selling cookbook author Guy Fieri, host of the popular Food Network program, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” has partnered with Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on the casino’s recently opened Guy Fieri’s Mt. Pocono Kitchen.
Best Bets 10/23/2014
TODAY: Spooktacular flick: Halloween-Themed Movie Series, “Frankenstein,” 6 p.m., and “The Bride of Frankenstein,” 7:15, Scranton Public Library, 500 Vine St., free with a library card. Visit www.albright.org. 570-348-3000, ext. 3008. FRIDAY: A night at t
Pittston Twp. manufacturer wins grant
Interstate wins $470,000 grant PITTSTON TWP. — Interstate Building Materials received a $470,000 state grant to expand its manufacturing operations in the township, state Sen. John Yudichak announced Wednesday.
Letters to the Editor 10/23/2014
Hard to comment without disclosure Editor: Beginning this week, the Lackawanna County commissioners will hold four required public hearings on the proposed 2015 county budget.
Lackawanna County Court Notes 10/23/2014
MARRIAGE LICENSE ■ Erika Castillo and Victori Fernando Salazar, both of Scranton. PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS ■ John Muffley, Moscow, to Jason Verrastro, Dunmore; a property at 611 Mill St., Dunmore, for $51,000. ■ Carolyn Babcock, personal representative of th
United Way campaign enters lull period with strong numbers
The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties continues to keep pace with its $3.575 million goal. With four weeks remaining in the 2014 campaign, the United Way achieved 61.1 percent of its goal, or more than $2.18 million as of Wednesday.
Lady Royals win 400th soccer game
The University of Scranton women’s soccer team earned the 400th victory in program history with a 2-0 victory over Penn State-Berks on Wednesday.
Big Ten Notes: Blackshirts back, all right
Decades ago, it became one of the great traditions at one of the most traditional football programs in the country. When the defense played well at Nebraska, its members earned their Blackshirts.
Marywood University honors its leader
Marywood University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been renamed after a religious and educational leader, alumna and Dunmore native.
New county police radio system operational
An overhaul of Lackawanna County’s 911 police-radio system means Greenfield Twp. Police Chief Paul Fortuner can finally be reasonably certain someone will respond when he makes a call on his radio.
Regional Briefs 10/23/2014
Sexual predator gets prison time TUNKHANNOCK — A 24-year-old Nicholson man already serving time for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy in 2010 will spend an additional 11 to 40 years in prison for abusing other children.
CLASS AA XC: Scranton Prep sweeps team titles
DIMOCK — It turned out to be a banner day for the Scranton Prep cross country teams. Both squads came away with Class AA titles Wednesday at the District 2 Championships at Elk Lake High School.
CLASS A XC: Holy Cross, Elk Lake dominate
DIMOCK — Holy Cross girls were certainly disappointed when they lost to Elk Lake by one point during the Lackawanna League cross country regular season. But as Mackenzie Greenfield pointed out after that defeat, no one remembers the regular season.
Heroin and gun found on wanted felon
Lackawanna County detectives charged a 28-year-old from a Chicago suburb Tuesday after learning he’s been selling heroin from hotels in Pittston and planned on selling drugs in Scranton.
Scranton planners recommend SAPA adoption
The Scranton Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a recommendation to city council that it finally adopt the Scranton-Abingtons Planning Association Comprehensive Plan.
County grants awarded to Scranton park, other projects
A nature-themed playground Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority plans to largely install in Scranton within two months was one of the latest recipients of the Lackawanna County Community Re-Invest Program grant.
Analyst: Keep Frein guessing, keep pushing him
Swiftwater was not Eric Matthew Frein’s first choice for a hiding place. Two recent potential sightings of the 31-year-old could mean the manhunt is reducing the fugitive’s options, said Gregg O. McCrary, a retired criminal profiler with the FBI.
Lackawanna County Prison Board concerned about suicides
Three inmates have taken their own lives at Lackawanna County Prison so far this year, prompting concerns from the prison board on Wednesday about whether the jail is doing enough for mentally ill prisoners.
Ostrowski wants to make government more accessible to public
In his campaign travels throughout the sprawling 11th Congressional District, which stretches from Cumberland County in the south to Wyoming County in the north, Andy Ostrowski has been telling people that he is "the alternative to Lou Barletta."
Namedropper, Oct. 23, 2014
City-wide mission planned in city The Catholic parishes of the Scranton area will conduct a first-of- its-kind city wide-mission in November. The event calls for parishioners from every part of the city will join in prayer and worship during the week of N
Season ends for Athens girls with loss to Shik
HUGHESVILLE - It's not the way top seeded Athens expected the season to end.
But a youthful group of Shikellamy Braves took it right to the three-time Northern Tier League Champions Wednesday night and left the Wildcats wondering what might have been.
Wellsboro boys advance in district playoffs
The Wellsboro boys advanced to the District 4, Class A boys' soccer quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over South Williamsport on Wednesday.
After a scoreless first half Sean Dooley put the Green Hornets ahead at 66:10 off a Tanner Runyan assist.
Troy fights back, but falls to Lewisburg
HUGHESVILLE - Troy knew that even though they were the higher seed, they were the underdog against Lewisburg.
But that didn't stop the Trojans from giving their opponents all they could handle.
But Wednesday night, the No. 5 Green Dragons came out strong
Dallas boys rally to make states
DIMOCK — The future was uncertain for Dallas’ boys cross country program following last season. The Mountaineers graduated the entire varsity seven from a team that placed third at districts, most notably state champion Dominic DeLuca.
D4 Cross-country Championships shaping up to be a wet, wild day
The District IV Cross-country Championships will be wet and chilly this morning thanks to a Nor'easter off the New England coast.
And with bad weather anything can happen.
Coming into the day there should be a lot of familiar faces on the podium.
Tioga field hockey falls in sectionals
TIOGA CENTER, N.Y. - The Tigers were the three seed in the Section IV playoffs, but they knew that sixth-seeded Greene would be a tough test.
"It's more of a fluke that they were a six seed than it would be for them to be state championship contenders,"