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  • Manhunt for Frein: Timeline of events Friday, Sept. 12, 10:50 p.m. ■ State police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II, 38, and Trooper Alex T. Douglass, 31, are shot by an unknown person at thestate police barracks in Blooming Grove Twp. Cpl. Dickson dies. Saturday, Sept. 13 ■ State police Commissioner | 10/31/2014
  • SUPPORT, THANKS FLOW AS MANHUNT ENDS As news spread Thursday of accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein’s capture, the efforts of police and others who combed the woods of Monroe and Pike counties over the past seven weeks were praised while residents were relieved. Police say Mr. Frein ambush | 10/31/2014
  • Chalk Talk: Pro Left 3 Trap, Hanover Area By Steve Bennett Staff Writer There is no secret that the key to the success of the Hanover Area football rests on the shoulders of its offensive line and the team’s ability to run the football. One of the more popular plays head coach Ron Hummer likes to | 10/31/2014
  • Frein lives up to initial police assessment On the day the world learned his name, state police described Eric Matthew Frein as a self-taught survivalist with a familiarity with the deep woods surrounding his Pocono Mountains home. He proved that and more in the 48 days he eluded one of the largest | 10/31/2014
  • Neighbors describe Frein capture BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — After weeks of scouring large swaths of rough terrain and thickly wooded forest, authorities captured accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein by surprise Thursday evening in an open field not far from an airplane hangar where he hid. U | 10/31/2014
  • Bogeyman arrested for Halloween Eric Frein was taken alive Thursday, an outcome almost no one expected. That he surrendered was even more remarkable, considering all the speculation about his survival skills and determination to remain free or die. The news was a stinging rebuke to bar | 10/31/2014
  • Dickson's parents relieved at Frein's capture EXETER TWP. — As news of the capture of her son’s accused killer played across her TV screen, Darla Dickson decided not to wake her husband. He slept soundly in the bedroom, unaware that state police had just captured Eric Matthew Frein, the 31-year-old C | 10/31/2014
  • Chris Kelly: Loyalty offers a cut above “Baby’s heads have no hair; Old men’s heads are just as bare. Between the cradle and the grave; Lies a haircut and a shave.” — Samuel Hoffenstein, (1890-1947) As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. | 7/13/2014
  • Namedropper, Oct. 31, 2014 Marywood Sem alumnae brunch The Country Club of Scranton provided the setting for the Marywood Seminary Alumnae Association’s annual brunch meeting. Patricia Rosetti was installed as president, succeeding Joan McAndrew. Marie Barrett is corresponding secr | 10/31/2014
  • HS VOLLEYBALL: Dunmore falls to Holy Redeemer WILKES-BARRE — Top-seeded Holy Redeemer needed one more win to cap off an undefeated season and capture the District 2 Class AA girls volleyball championship. The Royals rose to the challenge, defeating second-seeded Dunmore, 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-22), on | 10/31/2014
  • $entry.name HS SOCCER District 2 BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS CLASS AAA Quarterfinals Wyoming Valley West 7, Pittston Area 1 Delaware Valley 4, Scranton 0 Abington Heights 6, Hazleton Area 0 Williamsport 2, Wallenpaupack 0 Semifinals Wyoming Valley West 4, Delaware Valley 3 | 10/31/2014
  • Elementary students compete in ‘food fight’ FRIEDENSBURG — Students from elementary schools in the Blue Mountain and Schuylkill Haven Area school districts are busy collecting food for those less fortunate this week. On Thursday, third-grade students from Blue Mountain Elementary West were packing | 10/31/2014
  • Eric Frein in police custody BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — After weeks of scouring large swaths of rough terrain and thickly wooded forest, authorities captured accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein by surprise Thursday evening in an open field not far from an airplane hangar where he apparently hid. | 10/31/2014
  • Tamaqua, North Schuylkill high school students evacuate after bomb threats FOUNTAIN SPRINGS — Two county school districts had to deal with bomb threats Thursday. North Schuylkill students were sent home early, while Tamaqua Area moved its students to a different building until the school was cleared. The threats follow two days | 10/31/2014
  • Suspected killer cuffed; DA will seek death penalty in trooper’s murder BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — After weeks of scouring large swaths of rough terrain and thickly wooded forest, authorities captured accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein by surprise Thursday evening in an open field not far from an airplane hangar where he appare | 10/31/2014
  • Judge won't dismiss fired detective's suit against district attorney A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former Lacka- wanna County detective who claims he was fired for political reasons. Robert Mazzoni filed suit in December 2011 against District Attorney Andy Jarbola, alleging Mr. Jarbola | 10/31/2014
  • Airport board told of bear shooting PITTSTON TWP. — When a helicopter pilot spotted a family of black bears on the grounds of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport last week, officials said staff had no choice but to remove the potential threat. Airport staff shot and killed a 275 | 10/31/2014
  • Corbett proclamation cut manhunt red tape HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett quietly issued a disaster emergency proclamation Sept. 18 to cut red tape so search dogs from New York State could be used in the manhunt for suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, who was captured alive Thursday evening. T | 10/31/2014
  • Meck Haunted Mill to terrify on last weekend SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Those who like to be absolutely frightened and are looking for a way to spend their Halloween weekend inexpensively may consider visiting the Meck Haunted Mill, for the last weekend of a haunted walk through the house of Drake, the vamp | 10/31/2014
  • Glenburn bank robbed again GLENBURN TWP. — A woman robbed an Abingtons bank on Thursday with a stun gun, police said. Police responded to People’s Security Bank, 494 N. Gravel Pond Road, at 10:10 a.m. for a report of a robbery. The woman is described as about 5 feet 3 inches, mediu | 10/31/2014
  • Scranton seniors remember Halloween traditons When Bernard Karmolinski was growing up Northeast Pennsylvania the 1940s, Halloween wasn’t about trick-or-treating or dressing up, it was about causing mayhem. The 86-year-old joyfully told stories of tipping over outhouses, ripping up fences and lighting | 10/31/2014
  • Proposed gas plant would start in 2017 An article on Thursday’s front page should have said a proposed natural gas plant in Jessup will start operations in 2017 if approved. Also, the article should have said energy developer Invenergy uses selective catalytic reduction and catalytic oxidation | 10/31/2014
  • Honorary blood drive scheduled SCRANTON — To honor a Jessup mother of five, Valley View graduate and licensed practical nurse, Geisinger Blood Center is sponsoring a blood drive. Rose “Pookie” Fowler was killed in July 2011 in a one-car crash on the Casey Highway. She worked at Geising | 10/31/2014
  • Gun stolen from car in Clarks Green CLARKS GREEN — South Abington Twp. police seek information about a hand gun stolen from a Jeep. Todd Williams , 38, 222 Fairview Road, told police that his 9 mm Glock was taken from the center console of his Jeep sometime between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7 | 10/31/2014
  • Cop arrested for second DUI waives hearing SCRANTON — David Matthew Clark, a part time police officer in Jessup and Honesdale arrested in Carbondale for a second DUI in June, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday. Mr. Clark, 145 Father John Drive, Lake Ariel, hit several parked cars w | 10/31/2014
  • Scranton PD to enforce agressive driving Police to target aggressive driving SCRANTON — City police will target aggressive driving on two days in November. On Nov. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. and again on Nov. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m., enforcement will be concentrated on heavily traveled roads like the Centra | 10/31/2014
  • WBS Penguins scouting report SCOUTING REPORT WBS Penguins at Norfolk Admirals When: 7:30 tonight and 7:15 p.m. Saturday Where: The Scope On the air: The games will be broadcast on 103.1 FM and 910, 930 and 980 AM with Mike O’Brien calling the action. About the Penguins: The Penguins | 10/31/2014
  • Pocono Raceway gets August date for IndyCar race From the time the checkered flag fell in July and Juan Pablo Montoya won the Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco, there was speculation as to whether the IndyCar Series would be return to Pocono Raceway. The answer finally came Thursday. IndyCar officials | 10/31/2014
  • Shutout gives Seminary 1st district title since 2002 SCRANTON — Playing with a one-goal lead late in the first half, Wyoming Seminary was still looking for a momentum shifter. | 10/31/2014
  • Royals a sweeping success WILKES-BARRE — Top-seed Holy Redeemer needed one more win to cap off an undefeated season and capture the District 2 Class AA girls volleyball championship for the eighth straight season. | 10/31/2014
  • Spartans fall in final SCRANTON — The clock tick-tocked away on Valley West’s season, and an avalanche of scoring opportunities fell by the wayside. | 10/31/2014
  • Pittston Area claims AAA title KINGSTON — Defense, more specifically the play of goalkeeper Taryn Ashby, helped Pittston Area capture the District 2 Class AAA championship over Williamsport on Thursday night. | 10/31/2014
  • Marian tops Nativity, repeats district crown MINERSVILLE — Marian senior Alex Stroia kept striking the ball, even though Nativity sent two girls at her to block her attempts. By the finish of Thursday’s District 11 Class A championship girls’ volleyball match at Minersville Area High School, Stroia | 10/31/2014
  • Colonels try to regroup EDWARDSVILLE — By any measure, Wilkes is coming off its most disappointing defeat of the Trey Brown era, a 46-0 whitewashing at the hands of a 1-5 Lebanon Valley team. | 10/31/2014
  • PPL Center is jewel of AHL venues There’s only one possible complaint about the new $177 million PPL Center in Allentown, a venue the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins visited for the first time Wednesday night. | 10/31/2014
  • Pocono Raceway gets August date for IndyCar race LONG POND — From the time the checkered flag fell in July and Juan Pablo Montoya won the Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco, there was speculation as to whether the IndyCar Series would be return to Pocono Raceway. The answer finally came Thursday. IndyC | 10/31/2014
  • Pocono Raceway gets August date for IndyCar race From the time the checkered flag fell in July and Juan Pablo Montoya won the Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco, there was speculation as to whether the IndyCar Series would be return to Pocono Raceway. The answer came Thursday. IndyCar officials release | 10/31/2014
  • PIAA Cross Country Championships When: Saturday Where: Parkview Cross Country Course, Hershey Race times: Class A girls, 9:30 a.m.; Class AA girls, 10:15 a.m.; Class AAA girls, 11 a.m.; Class A boys, 11:45 p.m.; Class AA boys, 12:30 p.m.; Class AAA boys, 1:15 p.m. Course length: 5,000 me | 10/31/2014
  • Students conduct 3rd, final meeting FRACKVILLE — Students will be taking a variety of new ideas with them when they meet again at the next Schuylkill Youth Summit. The last of three student-run meetings was held Thursday at the community room in the Schuylkill Mall. The meetings are part of | 10/31/2014
  • Gubernatorial candidate Wolf makes campaign stop in city Education and creating employment opportunities are just two things Tom Wolf spoke about that were important to him in his speech Thursday at the Humane Fire Company in Pottsville. “Let us be the ones to tell the world if you do it right and you have what | 10/31/2014
  • Around the Region n Andreas: Schuylkill on the Move, which promotes steps toward good health through walking, will sponsor “Baer’s Rocks Adventure” from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9. Participants, according to an SOM release, will “stand on top of the Blue Mountain and get a full-ci | 10/31/2014
  • Pottsville beer distributor announces closing Brewers’ Outlet will be closing its doors Nov. 15. After 51 years in business, the Pottsville beer distributor announced Thursday on its Facebook page that the warehouse and retail store at 30 N. Claude A. Lord Blvd. is being sold and eventually demolishe | 10/31/2014
  • HS SOCCER: Mountain View girls make it four D-2 titles in a row PALMYRA TWP. — It could have been time to panic. Sixty-five minutes deep into the District 2 Class A girls soccer championship, Mountain View was still looking for its first goal. The Lady Eagles had chances, but Lakeland goalie Emily Sashko already had d | 10/31/2014
  • Montrose runs out of gas Playing with a one-goal lead late in the first half, Wyoming Seminary was still looking for a momentum shifter. The Blue Knights got what they were looking for and used it to carry them to a district championship. Geronimo Maspero scored with 10 seconds l | 10/31/2014
  • Conaboy excitedto playvs. Lions On Saturday afternoon, Sal Conaboy will live a dream. It just isn’t necessarily his. When he starred at Abington Heights, wearing the blue and white uniforms that look almost identical to Penn State’s, he played with many friends who would have counted pl | 10/31/2014
  • $entry.name Coming into Thursday’s boys District 2 Class AAA championship game, Abington Heights played eight one-goal games on the season, winning five of them. The Comets were used to playing in tight situations and once again found themselves in one at Scranton Me | 10/31/2014
  • Rush Township man questions police on crimes HOMETOWN — Eugene Fritz has lived on Fairview Street in Rush Township for 82 years, and he is fed up with the rash of robberies in the general area where he lives. He wants township police to do something about it. Fritz made his feelings known at Monday’ | 10/31/2014
  • PIAA XC: Holy Cross girls eye second state title Last year, the Holy Cross girls cross country team was a bit of an unknown around the state. When you win a championship, though, you quickly lose your anonymity. So this year, the Lady Crusaders have had to deal with having the proverbial target on their | 10/31/2014
  • PIAA TENNIS: District 2 players back in action in Hershey Players from the Lackawanna League have reason to be excited coming off a successful weekend during the team championships at the Hershey Racquet Club. Abington Heights senior Tyra Abdalla will play in the PIAA Class AAA singles tournament, while Scranton | 10/31/2014
  • Vogan, Pacers down Keystone Kimberly Vogan scored a pair of goals to lead Marywood University to a 3-0 victory over Keystone College in a Colonial States Athletic Conference women’s soccer game Thursday. Jordan Salgado also scored for the Pacers, who outshot Keystone, 19-4. Victoria | 10/31/2014
  • Paranormal specialists discuss the supernatural with students Bill DeFrancesco remembers picking up the telephone and hearing his sister’s boyfriend on the other end. “Billy, tell your sister I’ll be right down.” And then the line went dead. The call shouldn’t have ever come — especially since the caller had lost hi | 10/31/2014
  • Hazleton man wins ‘Best Bagger’ in annual competition In 45 seconds, Matt Nonnemacher of Boyer’s Markets in Hazleton packed two sacks of groceries and won a trophy as Pennsylvania’s Best Bagger at the annual championships in Harrisburg on Oct. 19. Speed, technique and presentation counted in the judging, but | 10/31/2014
  • W-B/S Airport Authority Board questions bear killings PITTSTON TWP. — When a helicopter pilot spotted a family of black bears on the grounds of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport last week, officials said staff had no choice but to remove the potential threat. Airport staff shot and killed a 275 | 10/31/2014
  • Police: Man jailed after using counterfeit money A Delaware man was sent to Schuylkill County prison in lieu of bail Wednesday after allegedly using counterfeit money to buy merchandise at several local stores. Rush Township police in Schuylkill County said Wayne J. Sanders Jr., 30, of Wilmington, Delaw | 10/31/2014
  • CAPTURED: Eric Frein in custody after 48-day manhunt BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — With his face covered, accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein was whisked into the Blooming Grove state police barracks in Pike County, the place where police say he ambushed troopers nearly seven weeks ago. Frein, 31, 308 Seneca Lane | 10/31/2014
  • Missing Hazleton boy found on South Pacific island A 9-year-old Hazleton boy who had been reported missing has been found in the island country of Niue in the South Pacific Ocean. According to the FBI’s Seattle office, authorities are working to reunite Billy Hanson with his mother. The boy’s father, Jeff | 10/30/2014
  • Manhunt for Frein: Timeline of events Friday, Sept. 12 at 10:50 p.m. ■ Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II, 38, and Trooper Alex T. Douglass, 31, are shot by an unknown person at thePennsylvania State Police barracks at Blooming Grove, Pike County. Saturday, Sept. 13 ■ State Po | 10/31/2014
  • Dickson's parents relieved at Frein's capture EXETER TWP. — As news of the capture of her son’s alleged killer played across her TV screen, Darla Dickson decided not to wake her husband. He slept soundly in the bedroom, unaware that state police had just captured Eric Matthew Frein, the 31-year-old C | 10/31/2014
  • Regional briefs for Friday, Oct. 31 REGIONAL BRIEF King’s, LCCC finalize agreement WILKES-BARRE — King’s College and Luzerne County Community College officials finalized a five-year agreement that guarantees students pursuing specific associate degree programs at the community college will | 10/31/2014
  • Genevive McGrew Genevive McGrew, 89, of Ashland, passed away Thursday at Rest Haven nursing home, Schuylkill Haven. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland. | 10/31/2014
  • William H. Kodash October 29, 2014 William H. “Kody” Kodash, 69, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Wednesday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street. Born Feb. 24, 1945, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Whalen Kodash. He was the husband of Connie J. Bac | 10/31/2014
  • Stella Guditus October 29, 2014 Stella Guditus, 90, of Allentown, died Wednesday at Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall. Born in Maizeville, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anne Fedosh Gumrot. She was the devoted wife of the late Charles W. Guditus, who died earlie | 10/31/2014
  • Delaware man faces charges for using counterfeit money HOMETOWN — A Delaware man was jailed Thursday charged with using counterfeit money in Rush Township. Wayne J. Sanders Jr., 30, of Wilmington, was arraigned on numerous charges and committed to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $25,000 straight cash bail | 10/31/2014
  • Hazleton Area asks to hire 2 police officers Hazleton Area School District asked Schuylkill County Court on Thursday to allow it to hire two Luzerne County men as additional police officers. In separate petitions, the district asked the court to authorize the hiring of Thomas John Major, Wyoming, an | 10/31/2014
  • Police log, Oct. 31, 2014 Vehicle stolen, driven into pond State police at Frackville are investigating a vehicle theft from B’s Automotive in Pottsville. Police said someone stole a silver 2001 Plymouth Neon from the business on Railroad St. between 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Tue | 10/31/2014
  • Deeds, Oct. 31, 2014 Deeds Blythe Township — Joseph and Cindy Minrod to Amanda Correll; 224 New Philadelphia Road, Kaska; $42,000. Cass Township — Louise De’Fazio, individually and as executor of the Estate of Frederick Tomann, to Kimberly A. Cooper; 46 White Lane; $58,000. J | 10/31/2014
  • Umphrey’s McGee to light up Kirby Center tonight Umphrey’s McGee just released their eighth studio album — if you count an auto parts shop as a studio. Joel Cummins, founding member and keyboardist, said “Similar Skin” is only kinda-sorta their eighth, since the first “studio” album was actually recorded | 10/30/2014
  • Eastern Conference Ratings CLASS 4ANorthern Division dc-Stroudsburg 9-0 1100dc-Delaware Vy. 8-1 1140dc-Wyo. Vy. West 7-2 890e-Scranton 6-3 730d-Pleasant Vy. 6-3 710e-E. Stroud So. 4-5 450 Southern Division dc-Easton 9-0 1320dc-Gov. Mifflin 8-1 1070dc-Whitehall 7-2 960dc-Freedom 7-2 | 10/31/2014
  • District 2, 11 FB Rankings District 2-4-11 SubregionalCLASS AAAA Rec Pts Avg x-Easton 9-0 1320 146.7 x-Stroudsburg 9-0 1100 122.2 x-Delaware Valley 8-1 1040 115.6 x-Whitehall 7-2 960 106.7 x-Freedom 7-2 920 102.2 x-Parkland 7-2 890 98.9 x-Wyo. Valley West 7-2 890 98.9 Scranton 6-3 | 10/31/2014
  • King’s, LCCC finalize dual admission program King’s College and Luzerne County Community College officials finalized a five-year agreement that guarantees students pursuing specific associate degree programs at the community college will be granted admission to King’s to pursue a bachelor’s degree. | 10/31/2014
  • Bad news, bears: Officials justify killing animals at airport PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — When a helicopter pilot spotted a family of black bears on the grounds of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport last week, officials said staff had no choice but to remove the potential threat. Airport staff shot and killed a | 10/31/2014
  • State police probe missing evidence from Shickshinny Borough Police Department SHICKSHINNY — Crime tape cordoned off the entrance to the defunct Shickshinny Borough Police Department on Thursday as state police investigated missing evidence in a methamphetamine case that was slated for trial this week, officials confirmed. The trial | 10/31/2014
  • Frein lives up to initial police assessment On the day the world learned his name, state police described Eric Matthew Frein as a self-taught survivalist with a familiarity with the deep woods surrounding his Pocono Mountains home. He proved that and more in the 48 days he eluded one of the largest | 10/31/2014
  • Slain trooper’s family finds peace in capture EXETER TWP. — As news of the capture of her son’s alleged killer played across her TV screen, Darla Dickson decided not to wake her husband. He slept soundly in the bedroom, unaware that state police had just captured Eric Matthew Frein, the 31-year-old C | 10/31/2014
  • H.S. Football Quick Hitters Player of the Week Crestwood senior running back Frank Aigeldinger continued his dominant season last Friday night, rushing for 261 yards and three touchdowns in just 14 carries to help power the visiting Comets past Williamsport 56-20. Aigeldinger now ha | 10/31/2014
  • Improving Cougars close out season in Berwick After coaching for a combined 59 years in a total of 733 Eastern Pennsylvania high school football games, George Curry and Mike Brennan will finally meet on the football field for the first time this evening at Crispin Field in Berwick. As for senior star | 10/31/2014
  • Week 10 H.S. Football Capsules North Schuylkill at Panther Valley WHO: North Schuylkill Spartans (9-0, 8-0) vs. Panther Valley Panthers (1-8, 1-7) WHAT: Anthracite League game WHEN/WHERE: 7, tonight; Panther Valley Stadium, Lansford LAST YEAR: North Schuylkill 48, Panther Valley 21 THE | 10/31/2014
  • AFL Standings Leag All W L W L x-North Schuylkill 8 0 9 0 Lehighton 7 1 7 2 Blue Mountain 6 2 7 2 Jim Thorpe 6 2 7 2 Marian 5 3 6 3 Tamaqua 4 4 5 4 Schuylkill Haven 3 5 4 5 Mahanoy Area 3 5 4 5 Minersville 2 7 2 7 Panther Valley 1 7 1 8 Shenandoah Vy. 0 9 0 9 Oct. 24 R | 10/31/2014
  • Police, Oct. 31 Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued releases reporting the following incidents. Anyone with information can contact police at 570-459-4940 or call 911. ■ A snowblower was stolen from the 800 block of Peace Street between Saturday and Sunday. ■ A hit | 10/31/2014
  • Habitat for Humanity seeks buyer for new home The Hazleton Area Habitat for Humanity is seeking a family for a home that could be ready in a few weeks. President Tony Sulkevich said those interested should attend an open house Sunday at 2 p.m. at the soon-to-be-available home at 590 Peace St. in Hazl | 10/31/2014
  • Kathleen R. Stamm Kathleen R. Stamm, 56, of Pottsville, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street. Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Rose Marie Schultz Stamm. Kathleen was a 1976 graduate of Minersville Ar | 10/31/2014
  • Julia T. Lopata Julia T. Pietkiewicz Lopata, 87, of Summerville, N.C., died Sept. 23 at Summerville Medical Center. Born in Shenandoah, Jan. 21, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Antonina Federowicz Pietkiewicz. She married Adelbert “Chubby” Lopata on Dec. | 10/31/2014
  • Rosemary H. (Zangari) Horey October 28, 2014 Rosemary H. (Zangari) Horey, 58, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening at her residence surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Ashland, Feb. 12, 1956, she was a daughter of the late Rocco a | 10/31/2014
  • Doris Geist October 29, 2014 Doris Geist, 74, of 298 Hill Road, Hegins, passed away Wednesday morning at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Mowry, Feb. 18, 1940, she was a daughter of the late William G. and Berdine Reinoehl Manhart. She attended the former | 10/31/2014
  • Catherine E. Clews October 29, 2014 Catherine E. Clews, 94, of 19th and Centre streets, Ashland, passed away Wednesday at home. Born in Mahanoy City, Aug. 11, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Nellie Shaeffer Snyder. She graduated from Mahanoy City High School | 10/31/2014
  • Catherine F. ‘Cathy’ Buchkarik October 29, 2014 Catherine F. “Cathy” Buchkarik, 64, of Jonestown, Cass Township, fell asleep in The Lord with a smile while holding her husband’s hand on Wednesday evening at Genesis Schuylkill Center, Pottsville. She was surrounded by her family with ca | 10/31/2014
  • Barry W. Brassington October 30, 2014 Barry W. Brassington, 64, of Barnesville, passed away peacefully Thursday at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Jacksons Patch, May 20, 1950, he was a son of the late William and Mary Hillabush Brassington. Upon gradua | 10/31/2014
  • Births, Oct. 31, 2014 Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street To William and Jaime Aungst Engleman, Pottsville, a son, Oct. 7. To Sophia Covach and Wendy Enloe, Shenandoah, a son, Oct. 11. To James and Jessica Snyder Bova, New Ringgold, a daughter, Oct. 11. To Nicklaus | 10/31/2014
  • School district petitions Schuylkill court for additional police officers Hazleton Area School District asked Schuylkill County Court on Thursday to allow it to hire two Luzerne County men as additional police officers. In separate petitions, the district asked the court to authorize the hiring of Thomas John Major, Wyoming, an | 10/31/2014
  • City authority to proceed with energy savings program Hazleton City Authority authorized a facilities management company to move forward with a project that will apply savings realized from replacing outdated boilers, lighting and building systems toward costs of new, energy-efficient equipment. The authorit | 10/31/2014
  • Butler Twp. increases Halloween police patrols Butler Township police will increase patrols tonight for Halloween. Officers will be patrolling during the township trick-or-treating event and remind motorists to use extreme caution while driving due to increased pedestrian traffic in the area. | 10/31/2014
  • Charlie Weaver Jr. Oct. 27, 2014 Charlie Weaver Jr., 62, of White Haven died peacefully Monday morning at his home, after a valiant battle with cancer. Born the son of Charles and Janet Krewson Weaver, of White Haven, he was a graduate of MMI Preparatory School in Freeland | 10/31/2014
  • Susan Luckanavage Oct. 29, 2014 Susan Luckanavage, 92, of Tresckow died Wednesday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. She was born in Tresckow, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Myelock) Mizenko. Susan was a member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo. She was prece | 10/31/2014
  • Barry W. Brassington Oct. 30, 2014 Barry W. Brassington, 64, of Barnesville passed away Thursday, peacefully, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Barry was born in Jacksons Patch on May 20, 1950, a son of the late Mary (Hillabush) and William Brassington. He was | 10/31/2014
  • Cartwright, Moylan face off in fight for congressional seat PITTSTON TWP. — U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, a freshman Democrat finishing his first term representing the 17th Congressional District, defended his record during a debate Wednesday against Republican challenger David Moylan. Cartwright, formerly a trial la | 10/31/2014
  • Manhunt for Frein: A timeline | 10/30/2014
  • IndyCar returning to Pocono Pocono Raceway announced Thursday that the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to ‘The Tricky Triangle’ for the 2015 Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco on Sunday, Aug. 23. Additionally, tickets to the 2015 IndyCar events at Pocono Raceway are on sale now, | 10/31/2014
  • Fillies capture 3rd straight D11 volleyball crown MINERSVILLE — Marian senior Alex Stroia kept striking the ball, even though Nativity sent two girls at her to block her attempts. By the finish of Thursday’s District 11 Class A championship girls’ volleyball match at Minersville High School, Stroia had 1 | 10/31/2014
  • ‘Survivor’ to hold local casting call Nov. 17 Do you have what it takes to be the sole survivor? The CBS reality television series “Survivor” will hold a casting call on Nov. 17 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Plains Township. Aspiring contestants can register and audition from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at | 10/31/2014
  • Umphrey’s McGee’s performance blends light show with progressive rock tunes Umphrey’s McGee lit up the Kirby Center on Thursday evening — quite literally. An impressive, psychedelic light show melded with the band’s progressive rock tunes during the performance at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-B | 10/31/2014