Make bypass help traffic and economy

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PennDOT’s plan to use the existing four-lane stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike from South Abington Twp. to Pittston Twp.

Regional briefs, April 30, 2016

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Authorities found Ralissa Gibson, 30, dead in her residence at 724 Church St. early Wednesday. An autopsy is complete, but the cause and manner of death are still pending, according to the coroner’s office.

White rights advocate’ wins second term on county’s Republican committee

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A Luzerne County Republican committeeman who describes himself as a “white rights advocate” won another term in Tuesday’s primary election and also said he voted for Donald Trump for president. Smith, a Pittston resident who insists he’s not a racist or white supremacist, said Trump “put immigration into the forefront of his candidacy” when explaining his vote for Trump.

Pa. Turnpike panel, PennDOT unveil next step in effort to ease I-81 congestion

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This map shows the proposed links between the Turnpike and I-81that would attract more vehicles onto the current Northeastern Extension and help ease congestion on I-81. More than 70,000 vehicles a day use portions of I-81 through the Scranton region, while the Northeastern Extension carries only about 10,000 vehicles a day.

a s Readersa Choice results are in, celebrate Thursday with…

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Cooper’s won 10 awards including Best Restaurant and Best Bar. Cooper’s Waterfront Seafood House co-owner Paul Cooper, left, and general manager Nicole Best sit in the dining room overlooking the river in the restaurant in Pittston.

County council votes to introduce blighted property ordinance

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Luzerne County Council voted to introduce a blighted property ordinance at its meeting Tuesday, allowing the proposed law to move forward for discussion and amendments. The law would create a group that would review blighted properties and create a list of those properties.

Most local uncommitted GOP delegates supporting Trump

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Of the six uncommitted Republican delegates elected from the 11th Congressional District and the 17th Congressional District, five support Donald Trump for president and one is leaning for Trump, according to incomplete unofficial results. The apparent 11th winners are former Luzerne County Councilman Rick Morelli of Sugarloaf Township and Columbia County residents Andrew Shecktor and David J. McElwee, according to unofficial results.

Two men hospitalized after Scranton crash

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The crash happened at Pittston Avenue and Corey Street at about 11:40 a.m., city police Lt. Marty Crofton said.

Yard waste to garden gold

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MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE Site manager Nick Kratz drives a front end loader to dump a load of compost at the Earth Conservancy composting site in Newport Township off Kirmar Avenue just north of Glen Lyon. MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE A compost site worker drives a front end loader to dump a load of compost at the Earth Conservancy composting site in Newport Township off Kirmar Avenue north of Glen Lyon.

Pastry Shop Gives Back for Earth Day

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“It’s really exciting to make something out of these long thin pieces of latex. People go what? They think it`s incredible,” said T.J. Belt of Dallas.

Ashley officials deny retaliation against officer

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Borough officials on Thursday denied allegations in a federal lawsuit that they retaliated against a police officer for trying to organize a union. John H. Urbanski of Nanticoke filed the federal complaint in December alleging the borough and its leaders violated his right to free speech and retaliated against him by cutting his hours after he began union organization efforts last June.

Pittston effort for JFK statue underway

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Julio Caprari, president of the Knights of Columbus John F. Kennedy Council said the city has approved the idea for a life-size bronze statue of the former president and a proposal to rename Kennedy Boulevard in his honor. The Knights of Columbus, the local chapter of its women’s organization the Jacquelines and the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick have worked with the city’s redevelopment authority to get the project rolling.

Mosca Bundler Survives Flood, Keeps Strapping Five Years Later

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Murph has seen all sorts of equipment in his 10+ years of managing the mail room at a Pennsylvania facility but nothing surprised him more than the durability of the ROMP-4 following a soaking from Tropical Storm Lee in September, 2011. Independent Graphics is a family owned commercial printer founded in 1980.

St. Jude School

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The fifth grade class at St. Jude School traveled to the JA Mericle Family Center for Enterprise Education in Pittston to be a part of the “real world” and hold “real jobs,”. During their day at BiztownA , St. Jude students were in charge of running five of the businesses – NBT Bank, JA CafA©, Highmark, Web Wizards, and Gertrude Hawk Candies.

Pittston Area board approves employee conduct policies

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Following the suspension of two Pittston Area School Board employees, the school board voted Tuesday to approve conduct and disciplinary policies. Last month, the board hired former Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. as special counsel for an investigation that could result in the termination of a suspended professional employee.

Pittston Area board approves employee conduct policies

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Following the suspension of two Pittston Area School Board employees, the school board voted Tuesday to approve conduct and disciplinary policies. Last month, the board hired former Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. as special counsel for an investigation that could result in the termination of a suspended professional employee.

Wyoming Valley

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Pittston Hospital Nurses’ Alumni spring dinner meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Grotto Restaurant, Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville. Appetizers will be served at 6, guest speaker Rose Maneachi will address the gathering at 6:30 and dinner will be served at 7. Cost is $22.

Beyer-O’Brien

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The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary Beth Beyer and the late Dennis Beyer of Hanover Township. She is the granddaughter of the late Jerome and Joan McKeown and the late Donald and Alice Beyer.

Anglers flood streams and lakes for trout season’s first day

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Mike Petsko of Pittston holds up trout that he caught at HIllside Park in South Abington Township, Pa., on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer Two anglers try to spot fish from the Myrtle Street Bridge over the Roaring Brooke during the first day of trout season in Scranton, Pa., on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Namedropper, April 15, 2016

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March marked 99 years since the chartering of the Pittston chapter of the American Red Cross. And, to mark the milestone, the chapter loaned its original “Minutes Book” to the Greater Pittston Historical Society for permanent display.

County council rejects motion to disband manager search team

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Luzerne County Council on Tuesday rejected a motion of no confidence in a citizen committee that is working to help choose a new county manager. Council also approved an agreement that raises wages for the county’s 911 emergency dispatchers and forgave part of a loan that will allow the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce to sell the Innovation Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Namedropper, April 13, 2016

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Second place was a tie between JK Designs and Posh, and third place was awarded to MCR Productions during the fundraising event at at Posh at the Scranton Club. Eloise Butovich of Central Park Flowers was on hand to accept the Peoples’ Choice Award from Historical Society Executive Director Mary Ann Moran Savakinus and trustees Don Frederickson, Michael Gilmartin, Linda Lynett, Dalida O’Malley, Ella Rayburn and E laine Shepard .

The Weight Guesser and the deep history of Rocky Glen

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SUBMITTED IMAGE / JACK SMILES COLLECTION The manicured grounds of Rocky Glen Amusement Park, with the roller coaster and other rides in the background, are depicted in this vintage postcard. A lot of local Baby Boomers have such fond memories of Rocky Glen, the legendary amusement park near Moosic, they feel as if they grew up there.

What to do in Wilkes-Barre, April 7-17

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ADULT COLORING NIGHT, April 11, 6 p.m. Supplies provided but feel free to bring your own fine tip markers or colored pencils. Tea and dessert will be served.

Suquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston opening new tasting room with rotating draft list

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Fred Maier, of Susquehanna Brewing Company, draws a beer from an English cask system in his company’s new tasting room set to open March 5. An assortment of Susquehanna Brewing Company beer on draft at the company’s new tasting room.

Blight fight: Housing summit brings city leaders together

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Leaders of Luzerne County‘s cities gathered Tuesday to discuss ways to fight housing blight and refurbish downtowns and neighborhoods. The housing summit at Pittston Memorial Library was the first of several such gatherings local officials and business leaders hope to organize, said Mike Lombardo, former mayor of Pittston and a member of the city’s redevelopment authority.

Supporters Rally For Their Candidate As PA Primary Approaches

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Political leaders hope moving the primary up from May to April will increase Pennsylvania‘s impact on the presidential election. With the Pennsylvania primary just three weeks away, supporters of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump came out in droves to the Holy Cross Athletic Association to volunteer for his campaign.

Affordable things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend

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George Wesley’s Grateful Dread Experience. $5-$8. The George Wesley Band will perform at 10 p.m. April 8 at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 North River Street Plains.

Exeter couple sentenced for stealing from Pittston youth soccer organization

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An Exeter couple who admitted to stealing more than $44,000 from the Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer Organization were sentenced Monday. Edward Koch, 36, was sentenced to 12 to 36 months in prison followed by two years of probation, while his wife, Kathryn Koch, received two years in the Intermediate Punishment Program, the first three months on house arrest.

Man jailed for stealing from youth soccer group

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An Exeter couple who admitted stealing more than $44,000 from the Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer Organization were sentenced Monday. Edward Koch, 36, was sentenced to 12 to 36 months in prison followed by two years of probation.