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Closer look: W-B Area continues to struggle

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Wilkes-Barre Area ranked last in the 38-district region on eight tests from the 2015-16 school year, including all three high school Keystone exams and five of the 14 PSSAs – eighth-grade science and math, sixth-grade English, fifth-grade English and third-grade English. Third- through eighth-graders take Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams in English language arts and math.

People on the Move

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The health system announced the promotion of Robert Cole, Ph.D. to the position senior vice president/chief analytics officer. Prior to his promotion, Cole served as chief analytics officer for the nonprofit health system.

Nicole Flaherty and Kyle Emerick

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Nicole Flaherty and Kyle Emerick were united in the sacrament of marriage on June 25, 2016, at St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, by Monsignor Joseph Rauscher. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Colleen Flaherty, of Hanover Twp.

Northeast Fair Kicks Off This Weekend in Luzerne County

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Newswatch 16 stopped by the fairgrounds Friday evening near Pittston and found people from all across the region enjoying everything from the rides, to the vendors, and the wide variety of delicious fair foods. The Northeast Fair is a major fundraiser for Pittston Township's fire and ambulance squads.

Kids to decide playhouse style at park

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Children ages 13 and under can pick from Victorian, Cape Cod or carriage house styles for the full-size playhouse. Fidelity Bank is donating and constructing the 12-feet by 20-feet feature at the Lackawanna County park in Jermyn.

Big Brothers Big Sisters scholarship

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Wyoming Area grad featured on ‘ Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show

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School ‘silences valedictorian who criticized officials’

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Passion Lounge fire ruled accidental

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Pittston Twp. bridge to reopen today

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Out and About: Edwardsville Pierogi Festival

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Audrey and Sigourney Schappell from Exeter, Macie Gerardi and AJ Morrow and Shirlee and allen Morrow from Dallas are enjoying Friday night at the 2017 Edwardsville Pierogi Festival. Mandy Speicher and Rebecca Gordon load up an order at the Konefals stand saturday afternoon.

Laflin to stay in regional police study group

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‘Our Town: Tamaqua’ debuts on WVIA

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About two dozen Tamaqua residents traveled to Pittston last night for the debut of the WVIA documentary “Our Town Tamaqua.” Residents manned the phones and took over 100 pledge calls during the two-hour program.

Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts to benefit Kirby Centera s youth program

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Former founding member of The Badlees and accomplished solo songwriter Bret Alexander will be the final featured performer in a lineup of talented local musicians for Kirby Fest.

Pittston man sentenced on drug charges

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Patriots become alumni in Pittston

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Leadership W-B holds annual awards dinner

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LOIS A. GRIMM/For the Citizens' Voice Freddie Pettit, vice president of Institutional Advancement at King's College and chair of the annual dinner and graduation, welcomes attendees. Leadership Wilkes-Barre held their 36th annual dinner and graduation to honor the class of 2017 and welcome the class of 2018.

W-B Area CTC has a new director

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The joint operating committee of the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center voted 7-4 Thursday to appoint Anthony C. Guariglia as the center's administrative director. The only other applicant to interview for the job was Coughlin High School Principal Patrick Patte, according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because of a policy that restricts naming job applicants.

Plans for joint department steam ahead

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A handicapped woman who attended her first Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Thursday night said it will be her last. NORRISTOWN, Pa.

COLTS leases buses from Lancaster, Berks to supplement fleet

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JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER COLTS' oldest buses are mostly blue and white with dashes of red or pink on some. After several breakdowns of older buses in recent weeks, the County of Lackawanna County Transit System leased three buses for $1 each from the South Central Transit Authority that serves Lancaster and Berks counties.

COLTS leases buses from Lancaster, Berks to supplement fleet

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JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER COLTS' oldest buses are mostly blue and white with dashes of red or pink on some. After several breakdowns of older buses in recent weeks, the County of Lackawanna County Transit System leased three buses for $1 each from the South Central Transit Authority that serves Lancaster and Berks counties.

Church grateful for roof aid during storm

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Dallas Baptist church was in need of a new roof. Once they gathered all of the proper building materials, 16 volunteers from the Pennsylvania-based ministry group, Baptist Builders, came to help put the roof together.

Garden in West Pittston to grow on flood-scarred land

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Gov. Tom Wolf walks with Congressman Matt Cartwright, Bob Morgan and Cassandra Coleman-Corcoran down Luzerne Ave. in WEst Pittston during tour of new streetscape.cv03wolfp4Warren Ruda / The Citizens' Voice Judy Aita talks about the West Pittston Community Garden to Gov. Wolf and Congressman Matt Cartwright.cv03wolfWarren Ruda / The Citizens' Voice Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday helped dedicate the West Pittston Tomorrow Community Garden at a property near the Susquehanna River that once contained a private home. The home was destroyed by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee in September 2011.

Wild Afternoon Featuring Wildlife in West Pittston

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Friday was a busy afternoon for first responders in one part of Luzerne County. Only that they weren't rescuing people — they were rescuing animals in distress all across West Pittston! A scared black cat found himself lodged in a chimney along Wyoming Avenue.

Pittston man accused of theft

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State high court refuses to hear appeal in McDonald’s wage case

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Hopkins debuts in PTPA production

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Ray Hopkins, son of Francis and Judey Hopkins, of West Pittston, has made his debut as Anthony Hope in Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts's version of 'Sweeney Todd.” Hopkins, a 2015 graduate of Wyoming Area, just finished his sophomore year at Temple University where he is studying theater.

Duryea resident commissioned as officer in U.S. Army

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