PARMA, Ohio — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud. Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, nearly as tall as his Parma home. Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He […]
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WILKES-BARRE — Some of the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board’s most regular and vocal critics were absent from Monday night’s meeting. School board members shouldn’t take that as a sign that the group is backing down though, according to attorney Ruth Borland. “After last year when we stopped having some debate practices to come to these […]
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A local nonprofit is partnering with Penn State Wilkes-Barre to offer a training program with classes focused on environmental technologies without the cost of traditional college tuition. Earth Conservancy, an organization based in Ashley, is launching its Environmental Workforce Training Program. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program will allow […]
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, to be the nation’s drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Trump told reporters at a Rose Garden […]
It’s high time to admit Pennsylvania’s system of government is irreparably broken. Look no further than the current budget mess that’s dragged on for almost four months longer than it ever should have. We know rehashing the details of the financial morass might make most readers’ eyes glaze over, so we will keep the numbers […]
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WILKES-BARRE — The new Luzerne County central court building opened next to the prison on Water Street on Monday morning. The court, which has been in the works for more than year, was established so it would be more efficient to process magisterial-level criminal cases, Luzerne County President Judge Richard Hughes said. Police will escort […]
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Two proposed new Luzerne County government positions have been rejected by past administrations. The first — a $96,000 chief operating officer — was shot down by council when prior county manager Robert Lawton requested the position in 2015 under the title of an assistant or deputy county manager. Prior county councilman Rick Morelli had been […]
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Adding another fee on Luzerne County real estate transactions would hurt people buying homes and refinancing, a representative of the county’s Association of Realtors Association told council members. A fee of up to $15 was suggested on deeds and mortgages recorded in the county to create a fund to demolish blighted properties in the county’s […]
WASHINGTON — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase was met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers who said the math was flawed. Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis claims […]
WILKES-BARRE — A man accused of a string of armed robberies in the Hazleton area pleaded guilty to two of them on Monday. Kurt Mumie, 30, was arrested in April after police said he robbed two Hazleton convenience stores and an individual in West Hazleton, allegedly brandishing a handgun in all three cases. Mumie pleaded […]
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