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  • Municipalities preparefor the winter season Streets crews and municipal leaders said they are prepared for the onslaught of winter but are crossing their fingers that it is nowhere near as bad as last year’s snowy weather. “It was one of the worst as far as ice and cold,” Dan Kelly, Pottsville supe | 10/25/2014
  • House sustains smoke damage in East Norwegian Township A quick call to 911 on Friday prevented heavy fire damage to a home in East Norwegian Township. Fire crews responded to reports of smoke coming from the second floor of 20 Hillside Road at 10:56 a.m. Pottsville fire Chief Todd March said Donna Hamblen liv | 10/25/2014
  • Drivers hit pumps for lowest prices in 44 months CRESSONA — Drivers are hitting the pumps to fill up their vehicles as gas prices are at its lowest in more than three years. “I don’t think they are very bad right now,” Sue Riegel, Lake Wynonah, said Friday at Chestnut Street Market, Route 183, in Cresso | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Reading downs Pottsville READING — Pottsville’s challenging 2014 football season hasn’t been without its bright spots. Take for example the Crimson Tide’s drive to start the second half against Reading on Friday night. Pottsville moved the ball effectively on the ground and throu | 10/25/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Honesdale at Western Wayne S. CANAAN TWP. — Josh LoBasso could sense his team needed a spark. So he took matters into his own hands. Breaking tackles and then his opponent’s hearts, LoBasso ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns, recovered a fumble on the goal line and had an interce | 10/25/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Wallenpaupack at Wyoming Area WEST PITTSTON — Wallenpaupack managed to overcome a slow start on its way to a 24-5 nonleague victory over Wyoming Area on Friday night. Quarterback John Steffan led the way for the No. 7 Buckhorns (5-4), passing for 123 yards and two touchdowns. “We chal | 10/25/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL:Riverside edges Lakeland to win third straight TAYLOR — For all its mistakes, Riverside probably shouldn’t have been hanging around in its Division II game with visiting Lakeland. The Vikings turned the ball over four times and twice were stopped on downs at midfield. Yet, when Matt Fallon recovered a | 10/25/2014
  • HS SPORTS: Lackawanna Trail at Mid Valley THROOP — Lackawanna Trail was a team on a mission Friday night. Having lost three of their previous four games, the Lions came to Spartan Stadium intent on putting together a better performance. Lions defensive back Cooper Rosiak delivered with a play tha | 10/25/2014
  • Social Security rationale remains a mystery Approve pipeline Editor: It is simply ridiculous for the Obama administration to continue dragging its feet on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. We have waited five years for this important addition to our nation’s energy infrastructure. That is l | 3/21/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Valley View at West Scranton Valley View head coach George Howanitz credited a pregame meal of bagels and bananas for giving his team the energy it needed to halt a five-game losing streak Friday night. More likely, it was the Cougars’ ability to click in all three phases of the game | 10/25/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Scranton at Wyoming Valley West KINGSTON — Another slow start for Valley West was certainly cause for concern, particularly with the Spartans playing what was essentially a playoff game. No. 3 Scranton (6-3, 5-1 Division I) came out and controlled the clock, scored two quick touchdowns | 10/25/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Dunmore at Montrose MONTROSE — Dunmore scored on 4 of 5 first-half possessions and cruised to a 53-21 win over Montrose in a Division II game Friday at Memorial Stadium. The fifth-ranked Bucks (8-1, 4-0 Division II), who clinched a tie for the division title with the win, st | 10/25/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Susquehanna at Carbondale Area CARBONDALE — After being held in check for three quarters, the Carbondale Area Chargers found some offense in the fourth quarter in a 15-5 victory over sixth-ranked Susquehanna in a Lackawanna Football Conference Division III game Friday night. “I told th | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Spartans clinch AFL title SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — North Schuylkill steamrolled another opponent Friday evening. This one, though, had a little more meaning to it. Bobby Grigas threw for 172 yards and three touchdowns, while Pat Gownley had a key early-game interception to lead North Sc | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Mahanoy runs over CMVT MAHANOY CITY — Mahanoy Area finally put an end to a four-game losing streak. Now the team is thinking about the playoffs. The Golden Bears are in a position to qualify for the postseason after defeating Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 28-0 in a non-league game F | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Yordy lifts Nativity past Bucktail SAINT CLAIR — A year ago at this time, Jeff Yordy’s golf season had just finished. Over the winter, the three-sport Nativity star decided he wanted to put football on a resume that includes basketball and baseball, too. That resume just got a little nicer | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Minersville defense holds off Panther Valley MINERSVILLE — It might not have been the most glamorous victory, but Minersville will take it. Behind a strong defensive effort Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium, the Battlin’ Miners emerged with an 8-0 win over Panther Valley in a battle between | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Marian blanks Shenandoah Valley SHENANDOAH — There were 2 minutes and 35 seconds to play when Marian head coach Stan Dakosty watched his second-string offense take a knee three times. That was enough to run out the clock at Shenandoah Valley’s Memorial Stadium, a fitting end to the Colt | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Lehighton blows by Tamaqua TAMAQUA — Lehighton just wants a chance to make the District 11 playoffs. The Indians’ playmakers and their defense boosted those chances Friday night. Wyatt Clements, Tyler Cann and Tyler Crum each scored two touchdowns and Lehighton’s defense forced fou | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Blue Mountain defeats Jim Thorpe JIM THORPE — What a difference a year can make. One year after Jim Thorpe clinched the Anthracite Football League championship with a victory in Week 9, the Olympians find themselves on the verge of postseason elimination after visiting Blue Mountain unle | 10/25/2014
  • Police: Man lied about Frein asking for faked documents to cross Canadian border A man is facing charges after police say he lied about suspected cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein seeking fake documents to change his identity. Just six days after the ambush at Blooming Grove state police barracks that killed Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II, 38, | 10/25/2014
  • Keystone landfill opponents hope zoning law can stop expansion DUNMORE — Plans to expand Keystone Sanitary Landfill may violate the borough’s zoning law that restricts the height of structures, opponents of the expansion say. Proponents, however, argue the landfill is not a structure. Keystone has applied for state D | 10/25/2014
  • FERC issues final environmental review for Constitution Pipeline A brand-new, 124-mile pipeline from Susquehanna County to New York is one step closer to being laid in the ground after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement Friday. Constitution Pipeline would have “so | 10/25/2014
  • Police: City man used child as human shield against pepper spray Police charged a Scranton man with using his son as a human shield Thursday to ward off an officer’s pepper spray. Taron Boddie, 35, 420 Genet St., argued with Scranton School District employees at South Scranton Intermediate because Mr. Boddie did not br | 10/25/2014
  • Radisson at Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton seeks $2.5M gaming grant for renovations Scranton is seeking more than $5 million in state gaming grants to renovate four downtown landmarks. The grants are available under the PA Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, and the city acts as a sponsoring, pass-through agency for them. While there’ | 10/25/2014
  • Sports bar takes DAV place in Dickston City The former Disabled American Veterans club in Dickson City will get a new life as a sports bar. Lindsey Mellow, a veteran worker at bars and restaurants, hopes to open the Happy Valley Sports Bar in December. For now, the building at 516 Storrs St. is bei | 10/25/2014
  • Widow settles with bars for overserving dead husband On the night of Feb. 4, 2010, Thomas Speicher had too much to drink. During his drunken drive home early the next morning, he was thrown from his Jeep and killed in a one-car crash in Carbondale. Now the bars where he was drinking that night have agreed t | 10/25/2014
  • Clarks Summit police to enforce aggressive driving CLARKS SUMMIT — Borough police will target aggressive driving for a month. From Sunday through Nov. 22, police will look for aggressive drivers on North and South State streets and roads that feed into those streets. The patrol is part of the Pennsylvania | 10/25/2014
  • Throop man arrested for threating to kill girlfriend THROOP — Police arrested a man they said threatened to kill his girlfriend. Before midnight on Tuesday, Shawn Farabaugh, 519 George St., came home drunk and began arguing with his girlfriend, Traci Hanos, police said. The argument continued into the early | 10/25/2014
  • Scranton woman arrested for attacking boyfriend SCRANTON — A city woman was arrested after police said she attacked her boyfriend in a car on the McDade Expressway. On Wednesday, Jennifer McGreevy, 330 13th Ave., was riding in a car with Daniel Jezorwski when the two began to argue about her drinking. | 10/25/2014
  • Purse snatcher sought in city SCRANTON — A thief stole a 50-year-old woman’s purse Thursday while she spoke with him in a dark West Side alley at 11:15 p.m., police said. The victim told police she was in an alley near West Scranton High School when the man, whom she does not know, gr | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. Football Roundup for Oct. 25 ALMEDIA — Dominic Farronato scored a 1-yard touchdown run in overtime to lift Mount Carmel to a thrilling, 24-17 victory over Central Columbia in a Heartland Conference Division II game Friday night. Tom Bielski kicked a 26-yard field goal to tie the game | 10/25/2014
  • Hamburg's girls' tennis team advances at states HERSHEY — Hamburg’s run through the PIAA Class AA Team Tennis Tournament continues. The Hawks, the third seed out of District 3, won their third straight elimination match, defeating Indiana 3-2 on Friday in the state quarterfinals at the Hershey Racquet | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Williams Valley tops Line Mountain MANDATA — Line Mountain’s road to the postseason became a bit more difficult Friday night. The Eagles, who entered the night riding the crest of a three-game winning streak, put up some impressive numbers — everywhere but on the scoreboard — in a 29-7 Tri | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Tri-Valley routs East Juniata HEGINS — It was a surprising start for junior Jared Buchanan on Friday night. Finding himself behind center as Tri-Valley’s starting quarterback against East Juniata, Buchanan fit into the role easily and wound up with a first half to remember. Buchanan a | 10/25/2014
  • Lehighton thumps Blue Raiders TAMAQUA — Lehighton just wants a chance to make the District 11 playoffs. The Indians’ playmakers and their defense boosted those chances Friday night. Wyatt Clements, Tyler Cann and Tyler Crum each scored two touchdowns and Lehighton’s defense forced fou | 10/25/2014
  • Miners zip Panthers for second win MINERSVILLE — It might not have been the most glamorous victory, but Minersville will take it. Behind a strong defensive effort Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium, the Battlin’ Miners emerged with an 8-0 win over Panther Valley in a battle between | 10/25/2014
  • Colts blank Blue Devils There were 2 minutes and 35 seconds to play when Marian’s head coach Stan Dakosty watched his second-string offense take a knee three times. That was enough to run out the clock at Shenandoah Valley’s Memorial Stadium. Long before that the Colts had packe | 10/25/2014
  • Bears move closer to playoff berth, beat CMVT MAHANOY CITY – Mahanoy Area finally put an end to a losing streak that included the last four games. Now the team is thinking about the playoffs. The Golden Bears are in a position to qualify for the post-season after defeating Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 28 | 10/25/2014
  • Johnson makes return to State College All these months later, Larry Johnson Sr. says he knew the score. Even after 18 years on the Penn State sideline. Even after recruiting them out of the slump of the early 2000s. Even after he stepped in to keep the program and as much of the 2014 recruiti | 10/25/2014
  • PIAA TENNIS: Scranton Prep into AA semis; Abington Heights falls in quarters Scranton Prep advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA team tennis tournament with a 5-0 win over Sewickley Academy on Friday evening in Hershey. It is the second year in a row the Classics (18-1), who had straight-sets wins in every match, have ma | 10/25/2014
  • $entry.name CORRECTION Wrong player A player in a soccer summary in Sunday’s paper was incorrectly reported to The Times-Tribune. Elizabeth Nolen is Dunmore’s goalkeeper. | 10/25/2014
  • HS SOCCER: Christman's two second-half goals, Show's goalkeeping lift Abington Heights to Class AA semis CLARKS SUMMIT — It took nearly 42 minutes for Abington Heights to get off its first shot off Friday. That first shot turned out to be the first goal and proved to be the difference. Ally Christman scored both goals and Johanna Show had seven saves to lift | 10/25/2014
  • Blue Mountain teacher reinstated ORWIGSBURG — The Blue Mountain school teacher accused of inappropriate conduct with a male student and who later had charges withdrawn against her has been reinstated Thursday by the school board. Lisa Barnes was charged with one count each of corruption | 10/25/2014
  • Mahanoy Area approves firms for school bus garage project MAHANOY CITY — The Mahanoy Area school board retained architectural and engineering firms to begin work on a new school bus garage for the school district at its Monday meeting. The school board contracted with AEM Architects Inc., Reading, for architectu | 10/25/2014
  • Around the Region, Oct. 25, 2014 n Girardville: Curbside recycling in the borough is set for Friday. All recyclables can be placed out in one day, according to a press release from borough hall. Acceptable items include newspapers and cardboard, clear, brown and green glass and metal can | 10/25/2014
  • Crestwood, Hazleton Area students learn about local jobs Students from the Hazleton Area and Crestwood school districts got an opportunity to hear what jobs are available locally at the second annual “Jobs For You” Expo at Hazleton Area High School on Friday. State Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, who, along with Part | 10/25/2014
  • Jury finds Mahanoy City man guilty of one false alarm charge POTTSVILLE — Tyler J. Mooney triggered a false alarm in Mahanoy City in October 2013, but not one in September 2013, a Schuylkill County jury ruled Monday. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated less than an hour before finding Mooney, 20, of Ma | 10/25/2014
  • Schuylkill County commissioners approve $56G lighting project POTTSVILLE — The Schuylkill County communications center and the adult probation office will be getting a lighting upgrades. The county commissioners approved a contract with McClure Co., a PPL Electric subsidiary, at a public meeting Wednesday evening. M | 10/25/2014
  • Magisterial employees protest proposed job cuts Faced with a budget proposal that would gut the county’s magisterial district court staffing, judges and their staffs appeared in force before Luzerne County Council on Tuesday night with one message: Don’t do it. Court Administrator Mike Shucosky told co | 10/25/2014
  • Ringtown man arraigned after 4 people assaulted FRACKVILLE — A Ringtown man was jailed Wednesday charged with assaulting four people at his home Tuesday afternoon. Christopher R. Troutman, 43, of 40 N. Sixth St., was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Christina E. Hale on charges of four felony co | 10/25/2014
  • Former Hazleton police chief defends robbed guard A former Hazleton police chief said people are making unfair comments on social media about an off-duty Intrepid Detective Agency guard who was robbed at gunpoint at Ninth and James streets in the city Monday night. Robert Ferdinand, general manager of th | 10/25/2014
  • Enrollment forces Hazleton Area to hire more teachers With this year’s historically high student enrollment in the Hazleton Area School District, the board of education is tackling the need for more teachers, more paraprofessionals and more classroom aides. Student enrollment surpassed 11,000 students as the | 10/25/2014
  • Poly Prep tops Sem KINGSTON — Wyoming Seminary spent the last three seasons on hiatus from football, but the program returned to the varsity level this season. | 10/25/2014
  • Dawgs hold off Crusaders WILKES-BARRE — After the Coughlin defense forced a turnover on downs with less than three minutes left, the next few plays would determine the outcome of Friday’s game. | 10/25/2014
  • FEMA: Emergency drill at PPL nuclear plant went well Staff at the PPL Susquehanna Steam nuclear plant in Salem Township and local and state emergency responders are prepared for an emergency situation. Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 3 Spokesman Peter Herrick Jr. said last week’s exercise went we | 10/25/2014
  • Comets rout Millionaires WILLIAMSPORT- Crestwood moved one step closer to finishing the regular season undefeated following a 56-20 victory over Williamsport. | 10/25/2014
  • Authorities: Inmate commits suicide in Schuylkill County Prison A man found hanging inside his cell at the Schuylkill County Prison on Tuesday committed suicide, authorities said Friday. Pottsville police said officers were called to the jail about 9:40 p.m. for a report of an attempted suicide. The investigation dete | 10/25/2014
  • Police: Man lied about Frein asking for forged identity to cross Canadian border A man is facing charges after police say he lied about suspected cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein seeking getting fake documents to change his identity. Michael Vincent Abuiso, 48, 4908 Route 447, Canadensis, approached police on Sept. 18, just six days afte | 10/24/2014
  • Wallenpaupack shuts down Warriors WEST PITTSTON — Wallenpaupack managed to overcome a slow start on its way to a 24-5 victory over Wyoming Area on Friday night. | 10/25/2014
  • Daniel Boone rallies to win over Cougars BIRDSBORO — Hazleton Area got itself in a shootout with Daniel Boone on Friday night. Trouble was, the Blazers had just a little too much ammunition for the Cougars. | 10/25/2014
  • Luzerne County to sell Hazleton's Broad Street Business Exchange The Broad Street Business Exchange building in Hazleton is on the market. Luzerne County on Friday issued a request for proposals on the building at 100 W. Broad St., which was assessed in 2008 at $2.9 million. The property at West Broad and South Laurel | 10/25/2014
  • Running back carries Lake-Lehman past Hanover Area HANOVER TWP. — Lake-Lehman ran the ball inside and around the Hanover Area defense, a vintage performance from a run-happy team after some early-season hiccups. The team’s breakaway backfield threat, Joey Vigil, was injured and watched from the sideline in flip-flops. | 10/25/2014
  • On high alert: Hazleton Area takes action with suspected mumps case The Pennsylvania Department of Health has found a suspected case of mumps at Drums Elementary/Middle School, according to the top official in the Hazleton Area School District. The determination means that students who are at risk for contracting the dise | 10/25/2014
  • Rangers shut out Tigers SHICKSHINNY — Northwest Area avoided a trap game with a business-like 56-0 win over an undermanned Tunkhannock squad on Friday night. | 10/25/2014
  • Spartans rally past Scranton KINGSTON — Another slow start for Valley West was certainly cause for concern, particularly with the Spartans playing what was essentially a playoff game. | 10/25/2014
  • Blazers outgun Cougars BIRDSBORO — Hazleton Area got itself in a shootout with Daniel Boone on Friday night. Trouble was, the Blazers had just a little too much ammunition for the Cougars. The Berks League team and District 3 playoff contender erased a 20-14 second-quarter defi | 10/25/2014
  • Maddon’s family, friends surprised by departure from Rays Ed Morgan spent most of his Friday afternoon watching ESPN. | 10/25/2014
  • Youth Football The Freeland Whippets A Division team used several defensive stops on the final drive of the game to defeat Heights 28-24 in a first-round playoff game. Brian Zayas, Cody Shade, and Danny Marvin made key tackles to stop Heights on the final drive and Jose | 10/25/2014
  • Registrations, Aug. 9 For a complete list of registrations, please see our web site at www.standardspeaker.com. ❒WEST HAZLETON YOUTH BASKETBALL - Signups for the West Hazleton Youth Basketball League will be held today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the | 10/25/2014
  • H.S. Volleyball Crestwood 3, MMI 0 - Crestwood posted a 25-10 triumph in set three to close out the regular season with a sweep of MMI on Friday. The Lady Comets took set one 25-11 before battling to a 25-18 win in set two to set up the decisive game. Bryanna Hurn had 13 | 10/25/2014
  • Genco, Prep end Lady Comets’ season SCRANTON — When Scranton Prep needed to find some momentum on Friday, Jess Genco showed the Lady Cavaliers the way. Genco fired in a goal apiece to start both halves of play and helped guide Scranton Prep to a 3-1 victory over Crestwood in District 2 Clas | 10/25/2014
  • Authorities: Inmate commits suicide in Schuylkill County Prison By FRANK ANDRUSCAVAGE A man found hanging inside his cell at the Schuylkill County Prison on Tuesday committed suicide, authorities said Friday. Pottsville police said officers were called to the jail about 9:40 p.m. for a report of an attempted suicide. | 10/25/2014
  • People filling oil tanks paying less PORT CARBON — Drivers are not the only people taking advantage of lower prices as residents are starting to fill their oil tanks before the winter. “This is a busier fall season because people are trying to jump on the lower prices,” Shannon Masser, an of | 10/25/2014
  • WBS Penguins blank Springfield WILKES-BARRE TWP. —As goalie Matt Murray sat in his locker after Friday night’s game, one of assistant coach Alain Nasreddine’s sons came up to him with a puck and a pen, looking for an autograph. The younger generation of Nasreddines has a good eye for t | 10/25/2014
  • Army Prep tackles Lackawanna College Army Prep scored the game-winning two-yard touchdown run with 2:36 remaining to rally and defeat Lackawanna College, 36-34. Faustin Saucedo went 27 for 44 for 443 yards and three touchdowns and Ka-Raun White hauled in nine receptions for 128 yards and a s | 10/25/2014
  • Regional briefs for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 Drill at nuclear plant goes well WILKES-BARRE — Staff at the PPL Susquehanna Steam nuclear plant in Salem Twp. and local and state emergency responders are prepared for an emergency situation. Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 3 spokesman Peter H | 10/25/2014
  • LACKAWANNA COUNTY COURT NOTES MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Michael Andrew Freund and Marielle Munley, both of Olyphant. ■ Chad Michael Northup, Dalton, and Ashley Marie Ellett, Carbondale. PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS ■ Kenneth R. and Victoria A. Knelly, Lackawanna County, to Jeffrey L. and Noelle Ma | 10/25/2014
  • Community Events Listings, Oct. 25, 2014 Archbald Halloween Spooktacular: Borough Halloween Spooktacular March, Sunday, 2-4 p.m., High School Plaza Park, Church and Salem streets; parade, 2:30, infants to 12-year-olds accompanied by adult; free food, music, games, prizes, treat bags. Fleetville | 10/25/2014
  • For the record, Oct. 25, 2014 Marriage licenses Brian R. Kurtz, Summit Hill, and Tawny L. Heckman, Summit Hill. Norman R. Wagner Jr., Cressona, and Dana R. Shoemaker, Cressona. Francisco J. Pimentel Gomez, Minersville, and Stephanie Rodriguez, Minersville. Jesse A. Kline, Minersville, | 10/25/2014
  • Spartans cruise to 9th win SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — North Schuylkill steam rolled another opponent Friday evening. This one have a little more meaning to it. Bobby Grigas threw for 172 yards and three touchdowns, while Pat Gownley had a key early-game inception to lead North Schuylkill t | 10/25/2014
  • Maddon news leads to watching, waiting Ed Morgan spent most of his Friday afternoon watching ESPN. Carmine Parlatore, too. Other local baseball fans were glued to their iPhones or in front of their computers for a better understanding of the news they were hearing about one of Hazleton’s favor | 10/25/2014
  • Unbeaten Comets overwhelm Billport WILLIAMSPORT- Crestwood moved one step closer to finishing the regular season undefeated following a 56-20 victory over Williamsport. Frank Aigeldinger rushed for 261 yards and three touchdowns while Tanner Kahlau added 126 yards on the ground and two sco | 10/25/2014
  • DA drops 3 sets of charges for thefts Schuylkill County prosecutors have withdrawn three sets of charges against a Deer Lake man who is awaiting sentencing in two other cases, including one in which he purportedly took more than $200,000 from a car dealer. Robert D. Schappell Jr., 42, had bee | 10/25/2014
  • Police: Man lied about Frein asking for forged identity to cross Canadian border A man is facing charges after police said he lied about suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein seeking to get fake documents to change his identity. Michael Vincent Abuiso, 48, of 4908 Route 447, Canadensis, approached police on Sept. 18, just six days a | 10/24/2014
  • Gametracker: Live football scores For game updates, visit our CV Gameface facebook page and follow us on Twitter @cvgameface. Sign up for Scoresflash to have scores delivered to your cell phone or email. | 10/24/2014
  • Vera E. Slane October 24, 2014 Vera E. Slane, 95, of Buck Run, passed away Friday afternoon at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street. Arrangements will be announced by Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, Minersville. | 10/25/2014
  • Frances M. Adams Frances M. Cordingly Adams, 95, formerly of Providence Place, Pottsville, died Thursday afternoon at Schuylkill Center Genesis Eldercare, Pottsville. She was born in Dorchester, Mass., Feb. 13, 1919. Frances was employed as a seamstress for Evan Piccone. | 10/25/2014
  • Police log, Oct. 25, 2014 Shenandoah man charged for drugs SHENANDOAH — Shenandoah police filed charges against a borough man after an incident at 23 N. Main St. about 12:15 a.m. Oct. 14. Police said Jesus A. Santos, 34, of 113 N. West St., was charged with possession of a counter | 10/25/2014
  • Criminal court, Oct. 25, 2014 A state prison inmate faces more time behind bars after being convicted Wednesday in Schuylkill County Court of assaulting a fellow inmate in October 2013. Muhammud B. Hill, 30, did not react as a jury found him guilty of aggravated assault and simple ass | 10/25/2014
  • District court, Oct. 25, 2014 Rebecca J. Margerum ELIZABETHVILLE — A Harrisburg man is headed to Dauphin County Court after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday on numerous charges resulting from an incident in March 2009 involving three children in Lykens Township. Denn | 10/25/2014
  • Deeds, Oct. 25, 2014 Deeds North Union Township — Eagle Rock Resort Co. to Cirila Mendoza and Dennise Yoro; Lot 52AV1, Eagle Rock; $24,900. Eagle Rock Resort Co. to Marlou and Maria Grace Medrano; Lot 5AV1, Eagle Rock; $27,900. Eagle Rock Resort Co. to Felicitas E. and John D | 10/25/2014
  • Frederick A. Waldner October 22, 2104 Frederick A. Waldner, 72, of Camp Hill, passed away Wednesday at Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg. Born Oct. 23, 1941, he was a son of the late Harold and Josephine Romberger Waldner. He was a 1959 graduate of Ashland Area Joint High | 10/25/2014
  • Randy Schaeffer Randy Schaeffer, 64, of Reading, passed away Wednesday at the Reading Hospital. Born in Paradise, he was a son of the late Stewart E. and Lucille C. Dubbs Schaeffer. Surviving are his spouse, Bill Bateman; a son, Tom Bateman, Reading; a sister, Linda K. B | 10/25/2014
  • Jason J. Pesavage October 22, 2014 Jason John Pesavage, 36, of 425 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, died Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown area. Born in Shenandoah, Sept. 7, 1978, he was a son of Mary Hysock and the late Joseph Pesavage. Jason was employed as a handym | 10/25/2014
  • Kayla Joy O'Donnelll Kayla Joy O’Donnell, 26, of 701 Altamont Blvd., Frackville, passed away Wednesday morning in Shenandoah. Born in Shamokin, Sept. 7, 1988, she was a daughter of Sean and Lori Hubler O’Donnell, Frackville. She was a 2007 graduate of North Schuylkill High Sc | 10/25/2014
  • James D. Eisenhart October 23, 2014 James D. “Jim” “Smoky” Eisenhart, 85, passed away in the Village of Central on Thursday surrounded by his family. He was under the care of Columbia Montour Hospice. Born Nov. 12, 1928, in Frackville, he was the son of the late Walter and | 10/25/2014
  • Helen E. Blahosky October 22, 2014 Helen E. Blahosky, 95, formerly of Saint Clair, died Wednesday at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville. Born in Saint Clair, Sept. 20, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Mroczka Blahosky. She grew up on East Hancock Street in | 10/25/2014
  • Ann C. Buchinsky October 24, 2014 Ann C. (Bokunewicz) Bushinsky, 85, formerly of Shenandoah Heights, passed away peacefully Friday morning at Luther Crest, Allentown. Arrangements will be announced upon completion by Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah. | 10/25/2014
  • Thomas again pleads guilty to third-degree murder WILKES-BARRE — For the second time this week, Shauntae Thomas has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. Thomas, 38, of Reno Lane, pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison for the April 2013 shooting death of Derrick Cottle, w | 10/25/2014