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  • Search for accused cop killer continues this morning | 9/20/2014
  • High School Football Scores Week 4 | 9/18/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Abington Heights at Delaware Valley MILFORD — One big play on special teams didn’t satisfy Austin Cernek. So, he decided to deliver the knockout blow. | 9/20/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: North Pocono at West Scranton North Pocono coach Greg Dohlon credited his players for making the big play. West Scranton coach Brian Fahey tipped his cap to Dohlon for calling it. | 9/20/2014
  • Video Slideshow: Blooming Grove Video slideshow of powerful photos from the week since the Blooming Grove ambush. | 9/19/2014
  • What If? Site ponders life's great mysteries using math, science and silliness | 9/19/2014
  • Weekend: Places to go and things to do CLUBS ARLO'S TAVERN, Uniondale: today, Zack Savage; Sunday, Mike MiZ Band. BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp.: today, That 90’s Band. BAR ON OAK, 900 Oak St., Pittston: today, Latin Night; Tuesday, Line Dancing with Danny Star; Wednesday, | 9/20/2014
  • Best Bets 9/20/2014 TODAY: Lace up your sneakers: Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania Race for Cure, 8:30 a.m., Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, downtown Scranton. www.komennepa.org. SUNDAY: Cocktails for a cause: Kathleen’s Crusade Benefit, 3 to 7 p.m., Radisson at | 9/20/2014
  • Births 9/20/2014 MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITAL EDWARDS: A son, Sept. 13, to Lewis Jr. and Ashley von Storch Edwards, Dalton. GIERULSKI: A son, Sept. 13, to Christopher Gierulski and April Richards, Scranton. GOVORI: Twin sons, Sept. 12, to Fatmir Govori and Flutra Mehmeti, Scrant | 9/20/2014
  • Datebook 9/20/2014 Today King’s College: The Idea of a Catholic College:Charism, Curricula and Community conference, today, Wilkes-Barre; keynote address, by the Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., Friday, 8:30 a.m., third floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Pet Adoption Event: 11 a | 9/20/2014
  • Movie Times 9/20/2014 Cinemark 20, Moosic: The Maze Runner (PG-13): 12:10, 1:05, 2:55, 3:50, 5:40, 6:35, 8:25, 9:20; in XD: 2, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15;This Is Where I Leave You (R): 1:40, 4:35, 7:10, 9:50; Tusk (R): 12:10, 2:45, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30;A Walk Among the Tombstones (R): 11: | 9/20/2014
  • Out&About at Actors Circle’s production of “The Cocktail Hour” at Actors Circle’s production of “The Cocktail Hour” at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd. JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER | 9/20/2014
  • Scranton board sets application deadline for board position SCRANTON — People interested in being the next city school director have until noon Oct. 3 to apply. Board President Kathleen McGuigan resigned on Monday, and the board had 30 days from then to appoint her successor. | 9/20/2014
  • Juvenile facing charges in Scranton burglary SCRANTON — One juvenile faces burglary and theft charges after police say he broke into a home early Friday. | 9/20/2014
  • Tire companies reach settlement SCRANTON — Two companies that sell tires have reached a settlement that ends a federal lawsuit. Tire Discounters Inc., based in Cincinnati, sued Moosic-based Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Centers last month for using the slogan “out the door with more | 9/20/2014
  • Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. | 9/19/2014
  • Letters to the Editor 9/20/2014 Horrid journalism Editor: On Sept. 11, Sarah Hofius Hall wrote in a Times-Tribune article about the Scranton School Board that solicitor John Minora circulated the new teachers contract and Directors Bob Sheridan, Carol Oleski and I signed it “sight unsee | 9/20/2014
  • History paints Corbett’s numbers as ominous Here’s a comparison of the last time a Pennsylvania governor ran for re-election and this year and why Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is really up against it as he tries to rally to win a second term. Upfront, we’ll concede one point — this is likelier to tu | 9/20/2014
  • Manhunt focus tightens in Monroe County BARRETT TWP. — Anthony Abuiso Sr. heard the soft sounds of the forest behind him — a bird sang and an acorn fell on a roof. A voice whispered urgently behind him: “Sir, could you please go inside?” It wasn’t a request. | 9/20/2014
  • Shots fired near area where police are searching for Frein Police have roads near Eric Frein’s neighborhood closed off tonight and earlier told residents in Barrett and Price townships to stay inside their homes. | 9/19/2014
  • Corbett defends education spending in editorial board meeting Gov. Tom Corbett acknowledged Friday he never replaced expired federal funding spent on basic public school education with new state money because that would have required raising taxes, but again argued he never cut education spending. | 9/20/2014
  • UMass's Whipple impressed with Hackenberg Asked how well his fledgling offensive line matches up against Penn State’s defensive line, Mark Whipple minced no words. | 9/20/2014
  • Group won’t stop its cemetery plan The Islamic Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania is proceeding with plans for a Muslim cemetery in Larksville and has not been contacted about a borough council resolution to prevent burials at any new cemeteries in the borough, the president of the Islamic Association said Friday. | 9/20/2014
  • Lackawanna County Court Notes 9/20/2014 MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Jessica Lynn Kobesky and Robert Jerry Galli, both of Olyphant. ■ Peter Christopher Mills Sr. and Kandy M. Mills, both of Scott Twp. ■ Corban Knight Rinker, Thornhurst, and Heather Lynn Parker, Forest City. PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS ■ John | 9/20/2014
  • Fire destroys North Scranton apartment building A morning fire destroyed a four-unit building in North Scranton on Friday. Firefighters battled the blaze at 1234 Cooper St., which is just off Providence Road and across the street from Providence United Presbyterian Church. The fire in the abandoned str | 9/20/2014
  • Scranton looking for funding for West Lackawanna Avenue bridge project On most afternoons, cars whiz by Russ Fulton as he pushes his patient, Ralph Vanzile, in a wheelchair across the West Lackawanna Avenue bridge in Scranton. | 9/20/2014
  • Reward offered for Frein's capture Starting Friday, the FBI activated hundreds of billboards throughout Pennsylvania and five other states in an effort to catch a man accused of killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding Trooper Alex T. Douglass. | 9/20/2014
  • Week of raw emotion follows ambush In 90 seconds a week ago: A Pennsylvania State Police trooper lost his life to a sniper’s bullets, and his wife and children lost a husband and father. Another trooper fell, grievously wounded. | 9/20/2014
  • Retired FBI profiler predicts hunt for Frein to end soon Described by police as a survivalist, Eric Frein is more likely a “weekend warrior” rapidly falling apart under the pressure of the massive manhunt, a retired FBI profiler predicts. | 9/20/2014
  • YOUR OPINION 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: LFC Standings Week 4 LACKAWANNA FOOTBALL CONFERENCEDivision I Div Overall Points W L W L PF PA Scranton 2 0 3 1 136 68 Delaware Valley 1 0 3 1 149 80 North Pocono 1 0 3 1 72 82 Valley View 0 0 2 1 75 54 Scranton Prep 0 1 3 1 116 57 Abington Heights 0 1 2 2 78 95 Wallenpaupack | 9/20/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Riverside at Hanover Area HANOVER TWP. — Hanover Area forced three turnovers and came away with a 6-0 win over Riverside on Friday night in a nonconference game. “We were able to compete for 48 minutes against a very good Hanover football team,” Riverside coach John Fox said. “I’m | 9/20/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Lakeland at Nanticoke NANTICOKE — Even though Lakeland was leading by one point at halftime, it sure didn’t feel that way. Nanticoke had been in control of the game, allowing just one first down and one big play for a touchdown. Then, Michael Lowry stepped up. The Chiefs’ soph | 9/20/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Tamaqua tops Haven in OT TAMAQUA — It had the look and a feel of one of those fantastic finishes. Schuylkill Haven passed its way through the heart of the Tamaqua defense and was on the verge of a come-from-behind victory. A missed extra point, however, sent the game to overtime. | 9/20/2014
  • Muhlenberg keeps Pottsville winless Pottsville had just scored a touchdown on its biggest play of the season. Muhlenberg’s players did not panic. “We’re a young team, so you don’t always get that,” Muhlenberg head coach Rich Kolka said of his team’s reaction. “We had an answer score, which | 9/20/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Mahanoy edges Minersville MINERSVILLE — A win is a win, even if it is by just one point. That was the case for Mahanoy Area on Friday night in a thrilling, 21-20 victory over Minersville in an Anthracite Football League game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Mason Ryan scored a pair o | 9/20/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Mount Carmel rolls over Central Mountain CM (1-3) 14 7 0 7 — 28MC (3-1) 14 7 20 13 — 54 CM —Justin Neff 37 run (Myers kick) MC —Kelley 47 pass from Panko (Bielski kick) CM —Neff 85 kick return (Myers kick) MC — Panko 6 run (Bielski kick) CM —Neff 32 pass from Bitner (Myers kick) MC —White 9 pass | 9/20/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Vikings dominate Upper Dauphin ELIZABETHVILLE — Williams Valley’s Matt Miller and Albert Wolfgang might not have been familiar names when the season started four weeks ago. Both, however, are quickly building their reputations. There is still plenty of football left, but the Vikings fi | 9/20/2014
  • High School Football Roundup HEGINS — Ryan Carroll scored two second-half touchdowns Friday night to help Jim Thorpe rally past Tri-Valley 20-14 in a non-league game at Bulldog Stadium. Carroll scored on a 13-yard run in the third quarter to tie the game at 14. With 9:20 to play in t | 9/20/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Indians cash in turnovers, top Eagles ORWIGSBURG — There is a reason coaches put so much emphasis on winning the turnover battle — because it can be the difference between victory and defeat. That was certainly the case for Blue Mountain in Friday night’s 21-14 loss to fellow Anthracite Footb | 9/20/2014
  • Wellsboro rolls past Sayre WELLSBORO - The Green Hornets rolled to their fourth straight win, scoring 50 first-half points on their way to a 63-0 win over Sayre on Friday. The Green Hornets started things out at 5:37 of the first quarter when Levi Mack scored on a 20-yard run. Th | 9/20/2014
  • Muncy too much for Canton MUNCY - The Muncy Indians jumped out to a big lead early over the visiting Canton Warriors as they celebrated a victory on their homecoming night. Muncy used a balanced offense along with a stellar defense to dominate the Warriors as they posted the vict | 9/20/2014
  • Troy's defense stymies Wyalusing TROY - No one - not the fans, not the players, not the coaches - will forget the Wyalusing Rams that showed up to Alparon Park last night. Despite the 25-0 final score, the visiting team fought hard. They gave their all, but in the end they came up short | 9/20/2014
  • Manuel sets rushing record in Tioga victory TIOGA CENTER, N.Y. - Tioga celebrated its 2014 home opener at Haggerty Field Friday night with a 56-6 rout of Candor and a record-setting performance by junior Jesse Manuel. Manuel entered the game needing 195 yards to eclipse the school's career rushing | 9/20/2014
  • Burleigh throws for 342 as North Penn tops Athens BLOSSBURG - With Athens keying on the North Penn-Mansfield running game the Panthers went to the air on Friday night in a 40-12 victory over the Wildcats. Bo Burleigh completed 16-of-22 passes for a career-high 342 yards in the Panthers victory. "Our of | 9/20/2014
  • Knights rally past Hughesville in OT HUGHESVILLE - The last time Towanda made the trek down to Lycoming County two weeks ago, it left with a lopsided loss to South Williamsport in a game that was never close and had no drama at all. Friday night's game with Hughesville was a polar opposite | 9/20/2014
  • Mead, CV roll past Bucktail WESTFIELD - Cowanesque Valley grabbed their first win of the season in royal fashion with a 42-0 win over Bucktail in a game that could have been entitled the "King and his Quarter." The Indians scored all their points in the first quarter - with four co | 9/20/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Old Forge at Lake-Lehman LEHMAN TWP. — In the first half of Friday’s game. A.J. Cantarella seemed to be everywhere. The 6-foot-7 senior contributed to Old Forge’s first-half offense with a touchdown catch, a 36-yard field goal and two extra points, and the No. 6 Blue Devils beat | 9/20/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Running game, offensive line boost Dunmore DUNMORE — A pair of talented running backs and a strong offensive line carried Dunmore to victory Friday. Sal Marchese and Colin Holmes combined for 164 yards rushing and a pair of first-half touchdowns as the No. 8 Bucks powered their way to a 28-7 win o | 9/20/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Honesdale at Carbondale Area CARBONDALE — Alex Evanitsky had 138 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and Josh LoBasso had a pair of key fourth quarter rushing scores and two interceptions to help No. 9 Honesdale overcome a sluggish start and cruise to a 42-16 victory over Carbondale | 9/20/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Rupinski, Spartans run past Marian FOUNTAIN SPRINGS — The biggest question mark facing North Schuylkill entering the season was who would take over the reins as the Spartans’ primary ballcarrier. Over the first three weeks of the season, senior John Rupinski took over that role. Friday nig | 9/20/2014
  • Kenya: Year after attack, guards remained unarmed NAIROBI, Kenya — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi’s Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work Mr. Odhiambo was paid to do — search purses and bags, mostly — | 9/20/2014
  • BC-PA--FatalPickup-Tract Police: 3 killed in crash GAP, Pa. — A Pennsylvania highway collision between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck Friday killed three people and injured two others, authorities said. The crash occurred on state Route 340 at 8:20 a.m., when the westbound | 9/20/2014
  • Officials: CIA haltsspying in Europe WASHINGTON — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security | 9/20/2014
  • Notre Dame picks up first win The Notre Dame Crusaders piled up 435 yards on the ground in a 42-6 win over Odessa-Montour on Friday. After starting the year 0-2 the Crusaders opened division play with a victory. "We stayed with our blocks better offensively and we tightened up some | 9/20/2014
  • Accessibility of polling places has improved Most accessibility problems at polling places in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties are minor and readily fixable, according to a survey conducted by the Center for Independent Living in Scranton. Center representatives discussed the is | 9/20/2014
  • Parking-meter cashup in Carbondale Revenue from parking meters in downtown Carbondale increased significantly in the year since the meters were reactivated. Before being updated in December 2012, the city’s meters generated about $6,000 a year in coins, according to Mayor Justin Taylor. In | 9/20/2014
  • Sanofi raises $83,000 SCRANTON — VaxServe and Sanofi Pasteur helped raise $83,000 Thursday for the Boys & Girls Club of NEPA, Employment Opportunity and Training Center and Marley’s Mission at the “Jazzin’ It Up” event at Posh. The event sought to raise money for organizations | 9/20/2014
  • Breaking Benjamin sells out show in triumphant return It only took the first few notes of “So Cold” to know Breaking Benjamin had made a triumphant return. The packed crowd shouted their love as the band took the stage in Northeastern Pennsylvania for the first time since 2010 at the sold out show Friday nig | 9/20/2014
  • Community Event Listing, Sept. 20, 2014 Covington Twp. Clothes closet: Daleville United Methodist Church clothes closet, Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 423 Dorantown Road (near junction of Routes 435 & 502), free clothing available for men, women and children. Dickson City Halupki dinner: St. Mary’s | 9/20/2014
  • Ballard withdraws plea for Pottsville homicide Anthony M. Ballard changed his mind Friday in a packed Schuylkill County courtroom and will go to trial on, instead of admitting to, charges that he killed a Pottsville teen in June 2013 in the city. “Mr. Ballard does not wish to go forward” with his plea | 9/20/2014
  • Pottsville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. sold as owner enters retirement Coca-Cola has always been a part of Robert A. Crosswell’s life. The president of the Pottsville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. said he remembers drinking 6.5 oz. bottles of Coke as a child and when he first started working at his parents’ company sweeping floors | 9/20/2014
  • Manhunt focus tightens in Monroe County CANADENSIS — Anthony Abuiso Sr. heard the soft sounds of the forest behind him — a bird sang and an acorn fell on a roof. A voice whispered urgently behind him, “Sir, could you please go inside?” It wasn’t a request. Abuiso turned around and saw a scene f | 9/20/2014
  • Fire damages shed behind Pottsville buildings A fire started at a vintage boiler room behind the offices of The Republican-Herald in Pottsville late Friday afternoon. The blaze sent a cloud of gray smoke over the newspaper’s offices at 111 Mahantongo St., owned by Pottsville Republican Inc. and Necho | 9/20/2014
  • Sayre pulls away from Liberty; Waverly downs Tioga SAYRE - The Redskins hosted Liberty for a Friday night game with Sayre winning 6-2. The Mountaineers struck first as Sean Upham scored off a Nathan Tice assist. Freshman Sam Wheeler scored at the 27:55 mark unassisted with a shot at the top of the 1 | 9/20/2014
  • Pens traning camp preview PITTSBURGH — When Robert Bortuzzo turned pro in 2009, his first head coach was Todd Reirden. For each and every one of the 75 games Bortuzzo has played in the NHL, Dan Bylsma has been behind the bench. Neither was anywhere in sight when Bortuzzo took to t | 9/20/2014
  • The Spartan way KINGSTON — The momentum had clearly shifted. | 9/20/2014
  • Northwest gets past GAR WILKES-BARRE — What began as a Homecoming celebration for GAR ended with a heartbreaking 14-10 loss to visiting Northwest after a last-ditch drive in the waning seconds fell short. | 9/20/2014
  • Blue Devils blank Black Knights LEHMAN TWP. — In the first half of Friday’s game. A.J. Cantarella was seemingly everywhere. | 9/20/2014
  • PRINCE GEORGE - Jordan Nase rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries as Prince George improved to 3-0 for a second consecutive season with a 38-22 win over John Marshall on Friday night. Malaki Gurley threw for 114 yards and a TD for the R | 9/20/2014
  • Armstrong shuts down Colonial Heights COLONIAL HEIGHTS - It wasn't the night that the Colonial Heights football team was hoping for. After a 2-0 start, the Colonials were on the right track, but the Armstrong football team had other plans on Friday night in Colonial Heights. The Wildcats shu | 9/20/2014
  • Lakeland tops Montrose in boys soccer Michael Besten scored on a penalty kick and added an assist to lead Lakeland over host Montrose, 2-0, in a showdown of Lackawanna Soccer League Division III boys unbeatens Friday. Michael Tomcykoski also scored for Lakeland. Brendan Buck had 13 saves for | 9/20/2014
  • LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Keystone tops Wilkes for first time in women's volleyball Keystone College women’s volleyball team won twice Friday in the first half of a quad-match this weekend at the Gambal Athletic Center in LaPlume. The Lady Giants defeated SUNY-Purchase College, 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-12), then posted another three-game swe | 9/20/2014
  • Hanover Area roll past Riverside HANOVER TWP. — Led by a stout defense that forced three turnovers, Hanover Area came away with a 6-0 win over Riverside on Friday night at Gayewski Memorial Stadium. | 9/20/2014
  • Hazleton Area falls to Williamsport WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Millionaires have suffered through some lean years during the past decade. | 9/20/2014
  • Prep Roundup HANOVER 28, HOPEWELL 14 HOPEWELL 0 0 7 7 - 14 HANOVER 7 0 7 14 - 28 SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER HAN: Mallory 57 run Flippen kick THIRD QUARTER HP: Trevillian 7 pass from Hill Irbin kick HAN: Cheatham 1 run Flippen kick FOURTH QUARTER HAN: Cheatham 1 r | 9/20/2014
  • Warriors get first win WEST PITTSTON — Wyoming Area rattled off 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter behind stout defense and its running game to defeat Tunkhannock, 17-7, Friday night. | 9/20/2014
  • Comets’ offense lights up Patriots YATESVILLE — Variety is the spice of life, and Crestwood is applying that concept to its ground attack. The Comets run the ball, and run it often. Quarterback Jay Popson is the ringleader. Tailback Frank Aigeldinger is the home-run hitter. The rest of the crew is not too shabby, either. | 9/20/2014
  • Lakeland top Nanticoke Area NANTICOKE — Although Nanticoke Area was trailing by a point going into the half, it sure didn’t feel that way. | 9/20/2014
  • Blue Raiders outlast 'Canes in OT It had the look and a feel for one of those fantastic finishes. Schuylkill Haven’s football team had passed its way through the heart of Tamaqua’s defense and was on the verge of a comeback victory. Yes, the Hurricanes can throw the ball, effectively, too | 9/20/2014
  • H.S. FOOTBALL: Rupinski, Spartans run past Marian The biggest question mark facing North Schuylkill entering the season was who would take over the reins as the Spartans’ primary ballcarrier. Over the first three weeks of the season, senior John Rupinski took over that role. Friday night, he put an excla | 9/20/2014
  • H.S. Tennis Hazleton Area 2, Hanover Area 2 - Hazleton Area and Hanover Area both forfeited the No. 3 singles match to produce a tie. Stephanie Mazurek blanked Gabrielle Keating 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and Sophia Losen edged Lauren Richmond 6-6(3-7), 7-5, 6-4 in th | 9/20/2014
  • H.S. Soccer Pittston Area 2, Hazleton Area 0 - Pittston Area overcame Hazleton Area’s early defensive pressure to score a goal in each half and edge the Lady Cougars in action Friday inYatesville. Emily Malone, Madison Polumbo and Michelle Stojkov anchored Hazleton A | 9/20/2014
  • FYI A fire on Friday night which knocked out power at The Pottsville Republican-Herald, the Standard-Speaker’s sister publication in the Times-Shamrock chain, greatly impacted our ability to provide complete high school football coverage in today’s edition. D | 9/20/2014
  • Comets pummel Patriots, 62-14 YATESVILLE — Variety is the spice of life, and Crestwood is applying that concept to its ground attack. The Comets run the ball, and run it often. Quarterback Jay Popson is the ringleader. Tailback Frank Aigeldinger is the home-run hitter. The rest of the | 9/20/2014
  • Youth Summit students to host meetings, focus on driver's education efforts High school students will be hosting their own town hall meetings throughout the county in October. The three student-run meetings are being held as part of the annual Schuylkill County Youth Summit. Students will be discussing their projects and their ef | 9/20/2014
  • Pottsville Area middle school teachers create model lesson plans This year, the state Department of Education is requiring public school teachers across the state to develop innovative lesson plans called Student Learning Objectives. Last year, eight teachers at Pottsville Area’s D.H.H. Lengel Middle School came up wit | 9/20/2014
  • Around the Region, Sept. 20, 2014 n Ashland: St. John’s Kimmel’s Church, 1263 Deep Creek Road, will stage a fall bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the church. The event will include arts and crafts, used books, a rummage sale, fundraiser cookbooks, soup, baked goods and chow-chow. A | 9/20/2014
  • St. Padre Pio healing Mass displays relic SHENANDOAH — The Padre Pio Healing Ministry of Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Church in Shenandoah hosted the celebration of a healing Mass on Friday evening in St. Casimir Roman Catholic Church, which included a second class relic of St. Padre Pio and a vis | 9/20/2014
  • Mahanoy Township recycling bins to be removed MAHANOY CITY — The recycling bins behind the Mahanoy Township Municipal Building will be removed in early October due to people not using them properly. The announcement was made at Thursday’s meeting of the township supervisors, which followed an adverti | 9/20/2014
  • Road bids rejected in Schuylkill Haven SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — The borough council heard comments on the possibility of adding fluoride to the water during their Wednesday meeting. “I am against the fluoridation in the water. It causes a lot of health problems,” resident Krista J. Essler said. Essl | 9/20/2014
  • MCA rolls MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Area head coach Carm DeFrancesco was concerned about his team playing a 'trap' game against Central Mountain this week, and for a half, his concerns were realized. But the Red Tornadoes (3-1) flexed their muscles in the third | 9/20/2014
  • Local man hits hole-in-one Golfer hits ace at Schuylkill CC ORWIGSBURG — Scott Driscoll recorded a hole-in-one while golfing at Schuylkill Country Club. Driscoll aced the 129-yard No. 16 with a 9-iron. He was playing with Calvin Stoudt, Mike Muncy and Tyler Cook. | 9/20/2014
  • Seals blank Indians SELINSGROVE - What could have happened to make Shamokin head coach Pat DiRienzo disavow his team's game against Selinsgrove Friday night? Nothing good. DiRienzo struggled to find any positives in the Indians' 49-0 Heartland Conference Division I loss to | 9/20/2014
  • Tigers blast Danville DANVILLE - In Danville's first drive of the game, the Ironmen looked like a formidable matchup for Southern Columbia. Danville marched from the Tigers' 30-yard line to their one on 10 plays, including two first downs. But the Ironmen couldn't finish the | 9/20/2014
  • $entry.name Asked how well his fledgling offensive line matches up against Penn State’s defensive line, Mark Whipple minced no words. “We don’t,” he said earlier this week. Thing is, Massachusetts’ first-year head coach knows he might have bigger worries than just bl | 9/20/2014
  • Billportrallies pastCougars WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Millionaires have suffered through some lean years during the past decade. After Friday night’s come-from-behind win over Hazleton Area, they may have turned the corner. Sophomore running back Elliottt Walker amassed 233 to | 9/20/2014
  • Eagles fall to Juniata HERNDON - Chantz Swartz. ... Remember that name. You can bet your last dollar everyone at Line Mountain will. Without a doubt, he was the difference maker in the Indians 47-21 Tri-Valley League victory over Line Mountain Friday night, a game the Indians | 9/20/2014
  • Sarvis looks to college students, young voters Despite a loss to Terry McAuliffe last year in his run for governor, Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis, 38, is back this election season running for the U.S. Senate seat for Virginia against Democrat incumbent Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gilles | 9/20/2014
  • Water nearly shut off at Conyngham borough building The Conyngham Borough Authority attempted to turn off the water at the borough building Thursday afternoon for nonpayment. The borough owes about $1,000 on its water bill, said Conrad Falvello, an attorney for the authority, and had been notified in writi | 9/20/2014