What's Hot
MOST READ
What's Going On

Calendar

Search thousands of events in our database.

Restaurants

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Nightlife

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

loading...

OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook

Staff Archives

Current Stories
  • Wings of war: Minooka native Ted Helcoski served as Navy bombardier in Pacific during WWII By his estimate, Ted Helcoski cheated death at least three or four times in 1945. At the time, he was a 19-year-old kid with little resistance to danger and excitement. Time brings gravity and perspective, though. | 11/23/2014
  • After discharge, Moosic resident kept connections to his former military life Ted Helcoski’s business with the Navy didn’t end when he resumed civilian life. | 11/23/2014
  • Weekend: Your guide to local entertainment SEASONAL ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR: today, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., departs from Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly Twp., $20, benefits the Comm. | 11/23/2014
  • AFA's annual art auction draws more than 150 people Inspiration for Joe Kluck’s award-winning piece of art came as he stood next to a pear tree his son planted. | 11/23/2014
  • Nicosia honored for 13 years as head at Shopland Hall For 13 years, Tony Nicosia brought Broadway to the 1,800-seat Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. He spent most days on the phone, convincing producers of high-profile musicals like “Mamma Mia” and “Jersey Boys” that Scranton is a perfect setting and the shows would draw large crowds. | 11/23/2014
  • Weekend: Your guide to local entertainment SEASONAL JEWELRY, GEMS AND STOCKING-STUFFERS ANTIQUE SHOW: today, Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Building, 27 N. Main St., Carbondale, $6. 570-960-2754. ANNUAL SANTA PARADE: today, 9 to 11 a.m., downtown Scranton. | 11/22/2014
  • Out&About at the annual Deutsch Institute Celebrity Champagne Brunch at St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave. at the annual Deutsch Institute Celebrity Champagne Brunch at St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave. JAKE DANNA STEVENS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER | 11/23/2014
  • Tanning booth owners say accountant failed to pay $400k taxes A Hollywood Tans franchisee found itself in the IRS hot seat, facing more than $400,000 in federal tax liens. But the owners of the company say they are victims of a lax accountant who failed to pay taxes starting in 2008. | 11/23/2014
  • Popping business in gourmet popcorn As gourmet popcorn continues to grow in popularity, popcorn shops have been popping up in Luzerne County with unique flavors ranging from Parmesan and garlic to caramel apple. | 11/23/2014
  • Icy conditions temporarily close road in Carbondale Twp. CARBONDALE TWP. — Frigid temperatures continued in the region today, with icy conditions closing a road in Carbondale Twp. for nearly an hour. | 11/22/2014
  • HS NOTEBOOK: Wilkes to compete at Millrose Games The letter stunned Ryan Wilkes. Last season’s PIAA Class AAA champion in the pole vault and The Times-Tribune Male Track and Field Performer of the Year was notified he will compete in the high school pole vault at the 108th Millrose Games on Feb. 14 at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York. | 11/23/2014
  • Veterans News 11/23/2014 Post 3474 sets breakfast benefit VFW Post 3474 breakfast benefit for Tommy Voytek Jr., today, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., post home, 110 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Monument group seeks veterans Dickson City Veterans Monument Committee searching for names and history of b | 11/23/2014
  • Pike and Wayne County Sentencings 11/23/2014 The following were sentenced by Pike County Judge Gregory Chelak: n Tyler Lee Shaffer, 19, Huguenot, NY, 12 months of probation and $600 finer for two counts of receiving stolen property on Nov. 1, 2013, and Nov. 5, 2013 in Matamoras Borough. n Christophe | 11/23/2014
  • BOYS SOCCER: Arendt comes up big in 1-1 UNICO game tie As a defender, scoring opportunities don’t present themselves very often. But when Scranton Prep’s Doug Ooms got his chance, he made the most of it. | 11/23/2014
  • Lady Royals cruise Meredith Mesaris scored 30 points to lead the University of Scranton to a 77-55 win over Muhlenberg College in the championship game of the Scotty Wood women’s basketball tournament Saturday. | 11/23/2014
  • HS VOLLEYBALL: 2014 Lackawanna Coaches' All-stars HS VOLLEYBALL LACKAWANNA LEAGUECOACHES’ ALL-STARSPlayer of the Year Jill Korgeski, Dunmore FIRST TEAM Outside Hitters Jill Korgeski Dunmore Morgan Reiner | 11/23/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Dunmore keeps moving along No amount of pressure seems to bother Dunmore. Dunmore defeated Northwestern Lehigh, 35-27, Friday night at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA tournament, adding to its already impressive postseason resume and rich playoff tradition. | 11/23/2014
  • GIRLS SOCCER: Patterson enjoys moment in sun in UNICO game Linemen dream of playing quarterback. Basketball centers want to shoot 3s. Goalies want to score. For Scranton Prep’s Kate Paterson, the last of those became a reality in Saturday’s UNICO girls senior all-star soccer game at the University of Scranton’s Fitzpatrick Field. | 11/23/2014
  • Regional businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday As Black Friday draws to an end, shoppers will shift their focus from department store chains to locally-owned shops and restaurants. | 11/23/2014
  • Santa Parade brings thousands downtown, despite chilly weather The North Pole-like cold Saturday didn’t stop thousands of people from descending on downtown Scranton to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus. | 11/23/2014
  • Local History: Local taxidermist tackled tough, high-profile projects George P. Friant’s illustrious career ultimately killed him. The lifelong resident of Scranton was just 56 when he died of arsenic poisoning, according to a Jan. 26, 1916, obituary in The Scranton Times. | 11/23/2014
  • In NEPA, boy from Afghanistan finds hope, opportunity SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — At the kitchen counter, the boy from Afghanistan reads a book and works on math homework. If he’s going to be a doctor, he knows he needs to study. Bilal Sharif’s life is nothing like what he knew for his first eight years. | 11/23/2014
  • Boscov storms New York EXETER TWP. — Al Boscov pulled his white Acura RDX into the parking lot at the employee entrance of the Reading Mall at 6:25 a.m., strode to the entrance of a chartered bus and scaled a couple steps. “Did we load all the pretzels?” | 11/22/2014
  • Habitat for Humanity rehabilitating Scranton home Volunteers are working to make a family’s dream of home ownership come true in South Scranton but still need some help to make it happen. Habitat for Humanity of Lackawanna County has been renovating a two-story house at 726 Prospect Ave. | 11/23/2014
  • School districts use social media to keep parents informed As the crisp fall weather slowly turns cold and icy, school districts in the area are tweeting, texting and calling parents and guardians to update them on weather delays or cancellations. | 11/23/2014
  • Turkey Day meal takingbigger bite out of wallet Shoppers preparing for a Thanksgiving feast could find this year’s grocery bill gobbling up more of their household budget. | 11/23/2014
  • Lawmakers weigh in on landfill expansion Lackawanna County’s elected leaders at various levels of government are taking notice of the growing dialogue about Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s proposed expansion, although many public officials are so far declining to take concrete positions. | 11/23/2014
  • Man sustains gunshot wound A man was shot near East Diamond Avenue and Fulton Court in Hazleton early Saturday. City police offered few details, except to say they responded to the area just before 5 a.m. for a report of gunshots. They found what appeared to be a bullet hole in the | 11/23/2014
  • BRIEF: Tamaqua grad Kelsey Patrick competes at NCAAs LVC’s Patrick places 102nd at NCAA meet MASON, Ohio — Lebanon Valley College junior Kelsey Patrick placed 102nd at Saturday’s NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championship. Patrick, a Tamaqua grad, covered the muddy, 6K course in 23:15.2 after gett | 11/23/2014
  • Around the Region, Nov. 23, 2014 n Ashland: The Ashland Area Rotary Club recently discussed the annual Halloween parade it sponsored for children of the Ashland area and members heard a report that Ashland and Ringtown Rotarians visited the North Schuylkill Elementary School, Fountain Sp | 11/23/2014
  • Standoff in Freeland ends with man in custody Police from Freeland and nine other communities responded to reports of a man who allegedly fired a shotgun and pointed the weapon at a person inside a Centre Street home in Freeland on Saturday night. Police swarmed a home in the 900 block of Centre Stre | 11/23/2014
  • Valley Santa: Chronic condition prompts request Cindy, a mother of two children, suffers from Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the digestive tract. She can’t work full time as a result of her disease, but she baby-sits to make money. Her grandfather helped her in the past, bu | 11/23/2014
  • For the record, Nov. 23, 2014 Marriage licenses Terrance Bethea, Coal Township, and Cecile M. Lowe, Philadelphia. Chyleen H. Chumard, Pottsville, and Diane M. Featherstone, Pottsville. Steven C. Smyth, Bethlehem, and Jill R. Gormley, Orwigsburg. Cullen J. Foley, Port Carbon, and Sierr | 11/23/2014
  • District court, Nov. 23, 2014 David J. Rossi TREMONT — A Hegins man is headed to Schuylkill County Court after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges he possessed child pornography in July. Kevin M. Poletti, 38, of 540 E. Main St., faces eight counts of sexual | 11/23/2014
  • Police log, Nov. 23, 2014 Girardville man gets scam calls GIRARDVILLE — A borough man received two scam phone calls on Oct. 20 from a company that identified themselves as Asian Pacific. Borough police said the company had the phone number 385-235-7363. The caller kept emphasizing | 11/23/2014
  • Wysox Craft & Vendor Show has good turnout WYSOX - At the second annual Craft & Vendor Show in Wysox, a sales representative from an Illinois-based company was demonstrating items that women could use if they were attacked by someone, including stun guns and pepper spray. The items, which are s | 11/23/2014
  • Bear season opens WYSOX - For at least the past 20 years, Ed White of Columbia Cross Roads has gone bowhunting for bear in Pennsylvania, but had never been successful. "Usually I am strictly a bow hunter," no matter what the prey is, the 56-year-old said. But this year, | 11/23/2014
  • Attorney's rare military memorabilia spans five decades of collecting John Krisa's hobby began when a buddy gave him several Civil War bayonets to pay off a poker debt. In the intervening five decades, the Scott Township, Lackawanna County, attorney has been busy accumulating a massive collection of military memorabilia, t | 11/23/2014
  • NEPA's Most Wanted 11/23/2014 Anthony Gutierrez Wanted by: Scranton office, state Board of Probation and Parole. Fugitive since: Nov. 13. Wanted for: Robbery. Sentenced to two to four years of incarceration. Paroled on July 30. Description: White man, 35 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tal | 11/23/2014
  • Police, Nov. 23 Two held in Luzerne jail Two men were committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility after a traffic stop Friday night in Hazleton. City police said Joseph Rogoskey, 30, of Drums was driving a stolen car when he was stopped in the area of Alter and | 11/23/2014
  • Holiday season more difficult after family’s loss Cindy, a mother of two children, suffers from Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the digestive tract. She can’t work full time as a result of her disease, but she baby-sits to make money. Her grandfather helped her in the past, bu | 11/23/2014
  • Marcellus gas now heats Scranton, Wilkes-Barre homes When temperatures dipped and area residents switched on their natural gas heat this week, that fuel came straight from Susquehanna County. UGI Energy Services Inc. recently completed its Union Dale Pipeline project, about six miles of 12-inch diameter pip | 11/23/2014
  • Man with shotgun taken into custody in Freeland Police from Freeland and nine other communities responded to reports of a man who allegedly fired a shotgun and pointed the weapon at a person inside a Centre Street home on Saturday night. Police swarmed a home in the 900 block of Centre Street shortly a | 11/22/2014
  • Rep. Toohil marries in Eagle Rock ceremony State Rep. Tarah Toohil has tied the knot. Toohil, daughter of Peter and Barbara Kay Toohil, Drums, wed Scot Burkhardt, son of Charles and Leda Stephens Burkhardt, on Nov. 1 at Eagle Rock Resort. The Rev. William “Chip” Fairchild performed the ceremony. T | 11/23/2014
  • AROUND TOWN: Ruby going back for 28th season Whatever the Houston Astros decide to call him, Eynon’s Gary Ruby knows one thing for certain. When he reports to Houston Astros preseason camp in February, he’ll be heading to his 28th major league spring training. “My position is changing,” said Ruby, w | 11/23/2014
  • Capparell, Perhonitch capture Festival of Races titles Nicole Capparell and Chris Perhonitch captured the 2014 overall titles in the sixth annual Greater Hazleton Festival of Races sponsored by the Valley Running Club. The club honored runners who participated in the eight-race series during a recent banquet | 11/23/2014
  • College Corner Penn State Hazleton junior forward Alexis Daly was named the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Player of the Week for the week ending on Nov. 18. Daly, who recorded her 1,000th career point just days after garnering the Player of the Week | 11/23/2014
  • Slick roads, accidents reported in higher elevations Icy conditions contributed to several accidents in the higher elevations of northern Luzerne County early Saturday evening, according to a Luzerne County emergency dispatch supervisor. Three accidents were reported in Lake Township, while two other accide | 11/22/2014
  • Man shot in Hazleton A man was shot near East Diamond Avenue and Fulton Court in Hazleton early Saturday. City police offered few details, except to say they responded to the area just before 5 a.m. for a report of gunshots. They found what appeared to be a bullet hole in the | 11/22/2014
  • Around The Town Carbondale AfterJulie Matylewicz Martindied in a crash at 28 in 2001, her family decided something good had to come out of the tragedy. The result was the Julie Matylewicz Martin Fund, established in 2004 to support children’s programming at the Carbondal | 11/23/2014
  • Parents appeal Scranton School District bullying decision SCRANTON — Parents who say their son was bullied by students and a teacher in the Scranton School District have appealed a judge’s decision to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. | 11/22/2014
  • "Sister Act" a smash in Scranton These nuns picked a good place to hide out. Friday night, a packed house at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple gave a warm welcome to the touring production of the hit Broadway musical “Sister Act” during its first of two days’ worth of Catholic-themed fun. | 11/22/2014
  • Websites promote Buy Nothing Day The Christmas decorations started going up in the local Rite Aid Pharmacy in October. What happened to Halloween? The Salvation Army bell ringers staked out the Mall at Steamtown entrances this week. | 11/21/2014
  • Lifestyles Side Notes 11/22/2014 Volunteers needed for light show The City of Scranton is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Holiday Light Show at Nay Aug Park. Specifically, volunteers are needed to collect donations at the light show, which will run from Friday to Wednesday | 11/22/2014
  • Best Bets 11/22/2014 Best Bets TODAY: Get in the holiday spirit: Annual Santa Parade, 9 to 11 a.m., downtown Scranton. Visit www.santaparade.net. SUNDAY: Yuletide decorating tips: Annual Holiday House Tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., departs from Waverly Community House, 1115 North A | 11/22/2014
  • Old Forge drilled by South Williamsport LOYALSOCK TWP. — Joey Gutowski, Corey Souryavong, Brendan Mozeleski and Armando Sallavanti ganged up to stop South Williamsport running back Dominick Bragalone for a 5-yard gain. | 11/22/2014
  • Dickson to flip switch on holiday lights Sunday Dickson City will mark the beginning of the holiday season by ceremonially lighting new holiday lights. The lighting, “Let There Be Lights — A Dickson City Christmas,” will be held 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Borough Building. | 11/22/2014
  • Lady Royals handle Wilkes Meredith Mesaris had 18 points and six rebounds to lead the University of Scranton to a 60-43 win over Wilkes University in the opening round of the Scott Wood women’s basketball tournament Friday. | 11/22/2014
  • Pens use fast starts to dominate Albany Maybe coach John Hynes’ locker-room speeches were particularly inspiring. Maybe the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins just enjoyed playing on a freshly resurfaced sheet of ice. | 11/22/2014
  • HS SOCCER: UNICO all-star games set Saturday Lackawanna League senior soccer players will take the pitch for the final time as high school players when the 13th annual UNICO Soccer Cup will be played today at the University of Scranton’s Fitzpatrick Field. | 11/22/2014
  • Bluestone line to expand, accept more Southwestern gas DTE Energy Co. will expand its Bluestone Gathering System in Susquehanna County, the company announced this week. | 11/22/2014
  • Scranton man charged with burglary A 22-year-old Scranton man was charged with burglary Friday for using bricks to smash windows at three downtown businesses. Joshua Calderon admitted to doing it but walked away empty-handed, city police said. | 11/22/2014
  • Thanksgiving food basket programs need help Two organizations that provide Thanksgiving food baskets to families in need are in need themselves. | 11/22/2014
  • PIAA FOOTBALL: Scores and schedule PLAYOFFS CLASS AAAA DISTRICT 2-11 SUBREGIONALQuarterfinals Easton 46, Pleasant Valley 0 Bethlehem Freedom 17, Whitehall 14 Delaware Valley 38, W. Valley West 19 Parkland 33, Stroudsburg 10 Semifinals Easton 28, Bethlehem Freedom 0 Parkland 31, Delaware Va | 11/22/2014
  • Three televisions missing from Scranton hotel SCRANTON — A South Scranton hotel reported three televisions stolen on Thursday, city police said. | 11/22/2014
  • Safeguards could have averted alleged Dickson City thefts, authority is taking measures The type of theft a suspended Dickson City Civic Center director is accused of is a “textbook kind of fraud,” preventable by the careful scrutiny by a board of administrators, a certified fraud examiner said. | 11/22/2014
  • Developer wins case over former Marian Hospital A Carbondale native will move forward with plans to turn the shuttered Marian Community Hospital into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. | 11/22/2014
  • Santa Parade Satuday Paradegoers can expect cold weather but no snow for the 22nd annual Santa Parade in Scranton. Temperatures will be around 27 degrees today when the parade starts at 9 a.m. and warm up to about 35 degrees by noon with little wind and mostly sunny skies. | 11/22/2014
  • Marcellus gas now heats Scranton, Wilkes-Barre homes When temperatures dipped and Scranton residents switched on their natural gas heat this week, that fuel came straight from Susquehanna County. | 11/22/2014
  • Where's your head? Parking meters missing in downtown Scranton Thanks to “ice sabers,” some drivers got free parking spaces Friday in downtown Scranton. On the 100 block of Penn Avenue for example, the heads of several of the nearly 1,400 city parking meters were missing from their skinny pole stand necks, granting unlimited time to a few lucky street parkers. | 11/22/2014
  • PIAA FOOTBALL: Dunmore wins, advances to Class AA quarterfinals BLAKELY — Dunmore did things the old fashioned way. It earned a 35-27 win over Northwestern Lehigh by pounding out 441 yards on the ground on 57 attempts, while attempting only two passes Friday night at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium. | 11/22/2014
  • Business Buzz, Nov. 23, 2014 Academy seeks nominations The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians needs the help of the public to choose its 2015 Family Physician of the Year. The academy seeks an extraordinary doctor who goes above and beyond to ensure the very best patient-cente | 11/23/2014
  • People on the Move, Nov. 23, 2014 Abrahamsen, Conaboy & Abrahamsen PC Edwin A. Abrahamsen Jr., personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney, presented a Workers’ Compensation Law & Practice Seminar. During the morning session, Mr. Abrahamsen focused his discussion on the interplay o | 11/23/2014
  • Age of child-sex suspect incorrect The age of Josiah James Bobb, who is accused of traveling to Scranton from Tennessee to have sex with a 14-year-old girl, was incorrect in a story on Page A3 on Wednesday. Online court records list the wrong date of birth for Mr. Bobb, who turned 26 years | 11/22/2014
  • Community Events Listings, Nov. 22, 2014 Blakely Pasta benefit: Takeout only pasta dinner and basket raffle to benefit Mike Krisler, who is battling lymphoma, Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., DeLeo’s Catering, 1119 Main St., $10, basket raffles; Theresa Slachta, 570-575-0811 or Brenda Conlon, 570-840-96 | 11/22/2014
  • Norfolk shares decline on buying news After announcing its plans to purchase the Delaware and Hudson Railway Co. line for $217 million, Norfolk Southern Corp. saw its shares decline about 0.6 percent last week to a Friday close of $115.36 per share. Shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, | 11/23/2014
  • LOCAL BRIEFS: Gaffney garners another honor LVC’s Gaffney nominated for Cliff Harris Award ANNVILLE — Lebanon Valley College senior Frank Gaffney has been nominated for the Cliff Harris Award, given to the nation’s top small-college defender. It’s the second straight year Gaffney, a Blue Mountain g | 11/22/2014
  • Tibbar Energy wants 60 percent of the groundwater available on St. Croix for 'renewable power' project ST. CROIX - A company's plan to take a significant portion of St. Croix's available groundwater, tapping into it using 22 wells to be drilled in different spots around the island, has sparked some public debate. Tibbar Energy - a company that plans to gr | 11/22/2014
  • Security breach forces local banks to issue new cards for many customers ST. THOMAS - A massive security breach has forced local banks to stop the use of thousands of their customers' cards within the territory. FirstBank, Scotiabank and Banco Popular have had to reach out to their clientele in the last week because of an ex | 11/22/2014
  • Pens use fast starts to dominate Albany Maybe coach John Hynes’ locker-room speeches were particularly inspiring. Maybe the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins just enjoyed playing on a freshly resurfaced sheet of ice. | 11/22/2014
  • Pens use fast starts to dominate Albany, 5-1 Maybe coach John Hynes’ locker-room speeches were particularly inspiring. Maybe the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins just enjoyed playing on a freshly resurfaced sheet of ice. Whatever the reason, the Penguins got off to great starts to all three periods Fr | 11/22/2014
  • Daly surpasses 1,000 points in PSU Hazleton victory Alexis Daly fired in 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting to surpass 1,000 career points in Penn State Hazleton’s 65-40 victory over PSU York in action Friday in York. Daly also sank three of her four free throw attempts and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds a | 11/22/2014
  • W-B officials defend operation that ended with police shooting HANOVER TWP. — Moments after a Wilkes-Barre police officer shot a suspected crack dealer Wednesday, Javette Uggiano received a frantic phone call from her daughter. The suspect had crashed into her PT Cruiser as he tried to escape the police officers clos | 11/22/2014
  • Police: Dallas student took photo of classmate on toilet Dallas Township police have launched an investigation at Dallas High School after a male student took a photo of a classmate on a toilet, according to a search warrant filed in the case. The photo, which was forwarded to at least one other student, depict | 11/22/2014
  • Six honored with philanthropy awards PLAINS TWP. — The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Friday recognized six people and groups for their contributions to the community at its annual Philanthropy Day awards banquet. The event, at the Woodla | 11/22/2014
  • Valley Santa: Mom, 3 kids struggle financially One-year-old Aiden was born six weeks early with multiple health problems and is finally back on track. He has a 9-year-old brother Lucas, who does very well in school and thrives at reading and math, and a 7-year-old brother Stephen, who was diagnosed wi | 11/22/2014
  • DA requests clarification on ruling in student sex case The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office is asking a judge to clarify a ruling he made in the student sex case of suspended Coughlin High School administrator Stephen Stahl. Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough recently ruled that when Stahl stands tri | 11/22/2014
  • Santa slated to sail into Scranton in Saturday parade As temperatures dip and the sounds of carols drift through most stores, it becomes more and more clear what’s right around the corner. | 11/21/2014
  • Cartwright, Casey propose reform for black lung aid U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Matt Cartwright on Thursday proposed sweeping reforms to the federal program that provides benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease. Federal law requires that coal companies compensate disabled miners who cont | 11/22/2014
  • Around the Region, Nov. 22, 2014 n Ashland: The American Hose Company is holding a Christmas toy raffle with the drawing to be held at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the firehouse. Chances are $2 each. The first prize is a Lionel Philadelphia Phillies train set, second prize is a boy’s bike with a | 11/22/2014
  • Police, Nov. 22 Charges dropped State police dropped charges of recklessly endangering another person filed in September against Nicholas Luceno of Ebervale from an incident reported by a Hazle Township employee in February. Hazleton man accused of assault A Hazleton man | 11/22/2014
  • Courts, Nov. 22 Ringtown man sees charges reduced A Ringtown man accused of assaulting four people at a borough home on Oct. 21 had some of the charges reduced and he waived his preliminary hearing to Schuylkill County Court. Christopher R. Troutman, 43, of 40 N. Sixth S | 11/22/2014
  • MC councilman hopes movie will change minds on fly ash MOUNT CARMEL - Councilman Leroy "Chico" Moser hopes a half-hour presentation on the dangers of fly ash at Thursday's borough meeting might persuade his fellow councilors to speak out against a fly ash project in Locust Summit, Mount Carmel Township. Fly | 11/22/2014
  • Former MCA director questions board regarding fight penalties MOUNT CARMEL - Former Mount Carmel Area school board director Cathy Darrup questioned the board Thursday night about the district's handbook regarding penalties for students involved in fights with other students. Darrup claimed the handbook only spells | 11/22/2014
  • New owner of Penn-Ocala calls it a 'dream come true' SHAMOKIN - The man who bought the Penn-Ocala building in downtown Shamokin at Thursday's county judicial sale described his purchase as an "investor's dream come true," if everything works out. George H. Brand, 34, of Union City, N.J., who has a degree i | 11/22/2014
  • Local, national retailers will be open Thanksgiving Day Continuing a trend that picked up steam last year, a number of national chain stores and local malls will be open on Thanksgiving Day to kick off the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Some are opening early on Thanksgiving, while others are opening l | 11/22/2014
  • Man who took truck from B&L nabbed in Pottsville COAL TOWNSHIP - A man accused of taking a truck from B&L Chevrolet-Buick on Route 61 around 5 p.m. Friday was apprehended by police in Pottsville around 10 p.m. A black 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 crew cab was removed from the dealership by a person wh | 11/22/2014
  • Retired cop pleads guilty to DUI, fleeing scene of accident ST. THOMAS - A retired V.I. Police officer who last year was accused of trying to shoot his ex-girlfriend pleaded guilty Friday to driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident. Dennis Vanterpool, 52, of Smith Bay, was arrested the eve | 11/22/2014
  • ST. CROIX - Police are investigating the armed robbery and shooting of a man late Wednesday night in the Mutual Homes housing community. V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said Friday that police are investigating the incident that occurred just befor | 11/22/2014
  • St. Croix food drive today to benefit military families ST. CROIX - In observance of Military Family Month and showing compassion for those in need before the Thanksgiving holiday, the 4-H Ambassadors and the Teen Advisory Board of the V.I. National Guard are hosting the "Race For Cans Food Drive" today to as | 11/22/2014