The Citizens' Voice

‘Throw away’ society causing problems
Editor: During my childhood, we often joked about how contaminated the Susquehanna River was from the old coal mines in the area. People have joked about a person’s hair changing color from swimming in the Susquehanna. But many people still get their drin

Court Notes
PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS n Alan Gogola et al. to Daniel Luzon et al., $123,900; Hazle Twp. n Kathryn Nan Deibel to Jose L. Garcia Rosario, $84,000; Wilkes-Barre. n Delbert Coslett to Christopher L. Emmons, $144,000; Kingston. MORTGAGES n Christopher L. Emmon

Man found singing naked facing charges
HANOVER TWP. — A drunken man who was found singing naked outside Lee Park Towers is facing disorderly conduct charges, according to police. Officers contacted Daniel J. Drury, 54, around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday after getting the report of a naked man singing

West Side police to dispose of drugs with incinerator
KINGSTON TWP. — Police on the West Side of Luzerne County now have a new way to dispose of drugs and paraphernalia: burn them up in an incinerator. The Back Mountain Police Association on Wednesday unveiled the device, officially called the “Drug Terminat

Misunderstood as he is gifted, Frazier is here to work
SCRANTON Breaking news: Clint Frazier’s Instagram is just undergoing a little fine-tuning.

Country star Chris Young kicks off summer concerts at Montage this weekend
COuntry mega ticket shows Saturday, Aug. 3: Dierks Bentley with Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes Friday, Aug. 16: Florida Georgia Line with Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen and Canaan Smith Thursday, Sept. 19: Jason Aldean with Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay S

NIGHTLIFE THURSDAY, JUNE 20 Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Toby Creek Trio Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune Cooper’s Se

Movie Times
Friday, June 21 Cinemark 20 & XD, Moosic: Aladdin (PG): 9:10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:40; Anna (R): 11:50 a.m., 2:50, 5:40, 8:40, 11:30; Child’s Play (R): 11:20 a.m., 1:45, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10, 11:30, 11:50; Dark Phoenix (PG-13): 10:15 a.m., 1:

Bazaar Listings: June 20, 2019
We’ve got the details on bazaars, fairs and festivals in Northeast Pennsylvania this summer: Firwood United Methodist Church Annual Festival, June 20, 6 to 9 p.m.; June 21, 6 to 10 p.m.; 399 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. Games, silent auction, food and mo

County finds computer workaround to allow real estate transactions
A workaround discovered Wednesday will allow Luzerne County to record deeds for the first time since a cyber attack forced the shutdown of the county computer network three weeks ago, according to county Manager David Pedri. A property assessment database


‘Clash for Cash’ Is This Weekend at Mohegan Sun Pocono
One of our area’s largest fitness competitions is back this weekend at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Convention Center near Wilkes-Barre. The fifth annual Clash for Cash takes place on Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. It’s expected to bring 140 exercise enthusiasts together from three states. They’ll compete for prizes by performing various workouts, all to find out who is the fittest. The charity fitness competition benefits this fall’s WNEP’s Ryan’s Run. It helps kids and adults with

RailRiders Game Goes to the Dogs
MOOSIC, Pa. — Some four-legged fans packed PNC Field in Moosic Wednesday night. People got to bring their dogs along to check out New York Yankees star Aaron Judge and the rest of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Part of the ticket sales for “Waggin’ Wednesday” went to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in Lackawanna County.

Fisherman Discovers Two Human Legs in Susquehanna River
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Lycoming County Coroner says a fisherman made a gruesome discovery in the Susquehanna River. Parts of two human legs were found in the water last month, and now investigators want to know who they belonged to. The coroner says the legs were found near the Hepburn Street Dam the evening of May 11. Jim Bryan of Cogan Station fishes that spot often and was there the night before that discovery. “Earlier, the night before and then

Farewell to Dallas Elementary School
DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Stacks of boxes line the hallways of Dallas Elementary School in Luzerne County. The smiling faces on the students don’t just mark an end to the school year, but the end of classes forever at this building in Dallas Township. “We’re turning a page in history, and I think that we’ll look back on the Dallas Elementary School with many, many fond memories and look forward to the Dallas Intermediate School to make more memories,” said

Boulder Field On The Pennsylvania Road
A pile of rocks may not sound like a thing of beauty in nature, but Jon Meyer found a spot on the Pennsylvania Road where a bunch of boulders have created a rare find in Carbon County.

Low Rolling Deuces Wild: WBS Roller Derby Going to Ireland
On this track, she’s not Brandy Ralston. She’s “Tea Baggins.” You need a nickname in roller derby and a competitive spirit. “I’m a big one up-er,” Ralston said. “I wanted to one up our all-stars because they went to Colorado last year. So I wanted to go out of the country and be better than them.” So, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby League President made some calls. She’s taking her B-level team, the Low Rolling Deuces to Ireland, setting up two

Scranton Times

Farmers market vouchers available for WIC recipients
SCRANTON — Maternal and Family Health Services are distributing farmers market vouchers to Women, Infants and Children program participants. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program helps families buy fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure good health for mot

Cartwright touts legislation to speed up mine land reclamation funding
Pennsylvanian Congressional representatives are promoting a bill that would speed up disbursement of funding to reclaim abandoned mine land. The bill — H.R.2156 — would speed up distribution of money already in a fund called the Abandoned Mine Land Fund.

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS n Robert C. Sickler to Richard E. Gdovin and Deborah M. Gdovin, property in Eaton Twp., for $50,000. n Patricia Skurkis to Donald H. Madden and Alice J. Madden, property in Overfield Twp., for $20,000. n Claude T. Norris and Patricia

Lackawanna County Court Notes
MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Corey Robert Nealon, Charlotte, N.C., and Alexandra Maria Eld, Regementsgatan, Östersund, Sweden. ■ Dustin Jeffrey Dangelo and Elizabeth Kelly Gallagher, both of Mount Pleasant, S.C. PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS ■ Mark B. Phillips, administra

Scranton High graduate honors 223 school shooting victims at graduation
Grace McDonnell will never attend prom. Joaquin Oliver will never graduate. Shana Fisher won’t get the chance to have children or a career. Mackenzie Mangan sobbed as she wrote each name, and those of 220 other school shooting victims since the Columbine

Namedropper, 6/20/19
High notes Volunteer Mikki Weiss was awarded by the Pike County commissioners for her work, time and effort devoted to establishing the Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force. “Without Mikki’s determination in forging strategic partnerships that have

90 Years Ago - Lighting strike kills 16 year old West Scranton boy
June 20, 1929 Storms hit area; teen killed in bed A strong thunderstorm caused the death of a West Scranton teen and property damage in Scranton and Dunmore. Austin Kenny, 16-year-old valedictorian of the class of 1929 at St. Patrick’s High School in West

Lakes at county parks to open Saturday
SCRANTON — The lakes at the county’s parks will officially open Saturday and remain open through mid-August. The swimming areas of lakes at Aylesworth Park, Merli-Sarnoski Park, and Covington Park will be open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Archbald Yard/garage sale: Archbald Borough holding its annual borough-wide, including Archbald, Eynon, Sturges and Nebraska sections of town, yard and garage sale, Saturday, July 6, 8 a.m.-noon; anyone wishing to participate may set up their residence on

Times Leader

Iran shoots down US drone
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing [...]

Our View: Praise to WB for moving on firefighter hires
More with less, more with less. The workplace mantra has become a tired old insult to anyone in this country who actually has to earn a living, save for that small band of sole proprietors [...]

Firearm offense filed against alleged serial mugger
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police refiled a firearm offense against Ravone Davis, accused of robbing a man outside United Check Cashing in February. Davis, 31, was initially charged with robbery, illegal possession of a firearm [...]

Bubbles and books delight kids at Osterhout sale
WILKES-BARRE — Oh, how the bubbles shimmered, with hints of pink, green and gold. And, how large they were — many so big a kid could have fit inside; a few even big enough for [...]

Suit filed by Wilkes-Barre police officer to have K-9 dog retired to him
WILKES-BARRE — A city police officer who promised not to roll over when his K-9 dog was taken from him through a reassignment kept his word and sued to have the animal returned. Officer Kevin [...]

Effort underway to stop demolition of stone railroad bridge in Ashley
ASHLEY — Carey’s Patch is a unique neighborhood because the only way in and out is through an imposing one-lane stone arch beneath the Culvert Street Bridge, according to officials and residents. A plan to [...]

‘Shivaun Show’ to benefit Wyoming Valley Art League
WILKES-BARRE — The “Shivaun Show — the life and times of a California girl who landed in Wilkes-Barre and just won’t leave” — will hit the stage Saturday night at the Circle Centre for the [...]

Victory Sports to open its 9th season Friday
WEST PITTSTON — Victory Sports will open its ninth baseball season on Friday at the West Pittston Little League field. The first game between the Yankees and Phillies begins at 5:15 p.m. and the second [...]

Pittston man charged with discharging shotgun at daughter’s boyfriend
PITTSTON — City police charged a man they allege discharged a shotgun during a confrontation with his daughter’s boyfriend. Kenneth John Feeney, 48, of Thistle Street, Pittston, admitted he fired a single shotgun round into [...]

Crestwood appoints new member, advertises for superintendent again
WRIGHT TWP. — Crestwood School Board opened Wednesday’s meeting by appointing former Board Member Al Miller to finish the term of Joseph Kaminski, who resigned May 29. The board also voted to advertise for a [...]

Mostly Cloudy and 69 F at Wilkes-Barre - Scranton, Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport, PA
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Winds are Northeast at 3.5 MPH (3 KT). The pressure is 1003.4 mb and the humidity is 90%. Last Updated on Jun 20 2019, 3:54 am EDT.