The Citizens' Voice



Oleksy showcasing toughness at Penguins camp
CRANBERRY TWP. — In a day and age when NHL teams seem enamored with puck-moving, offense-first defensemen, Steve Oleksy has found a way to stand out for another reason at camp. Thanks to a preseason shakeup that has the Penguins split into teams and scrim



Back Mountain
The Back Mountain Chamber’s Cultural Event Committee hosted its fourth annual musical showcase recently. More than 300 guests enjoyed the music of Jimmy and the Parrots, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band from the New York/New Jersey area. The band, led by Jimm


Hazleton restaurateur, Louis J. Beltrami, dies at 82
For Louis J. Beltrami, life was about wearing many hats — noted restaurateur, a political voice of the people and above all else, devoted family man. “Booty” Beltrami, of Drums, passed away on Sunday, leaving a crater in the greater Hazleton landscape whe



At Lake-Lehman, Nick Wnuk scored two late goals to help the Back Knights pull to a comfortable 4-1 victory on Monday in WVC boys soccer. Kyle Naugle tallied Lehman’s other two goals. Inmer Vasquez scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs. FIRST HALF: Inmer V



Mountain Top area
Mountain Top Welcome Club recently donated $1,500 to the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library. The Mountain Top Welcome Club can be found on Facebook. The club welcomes new members. From left, are Allison Latagliata, library director, and Pam McGovern, Welcome



Wyoming Valley
Denison House Harvest Festival will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, on the Denison House grounds, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort, featuring a variety of 18th Century crafts and skills. Among the newest exhibitor/demonstrators this year will be demonstrations of colon


Palmer never lost touch with the common fan
In the age of hundreds of television and internet channels and unfettered social media, personal branding is as routine as practice and physical workouts for modern professional athletes. That makes the legend and legacy of Arnold Palmer all the more rema


Bill creates 2nd judgeship in Wayne County
HARRISBURG — Wayne County would get a second Court of Common Pleas judge if a court expansion bill makes it across the finish line this legislative session. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Monday creating judgeships in Wayne and four other



TAU inducts new officers
The Tau chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International inducted two new members, Noelle Imbrogno and Mary Rose Karaffa, during their meeting Saturday, Sept. 10, at Palazzo 53 Restaurant in Pittston. DKG is a professional honor society of key wom


We all need to be more responsible
Editor: Regarding your (online) headline “Congressman’s Daughter Jailed after Dispute at Hair Salon” (Sept. 23), I find the events of this story really, really sad, and your coverage almost as tragic. The Citizens’ Voice, how about balanced reporting on p


WNEP


Fun at the Bloomsburg Fair with WNEP
The Bloomsburg Fair is now underway through Saturday in Columbia County.  It’s the largest fair in the state of Pennsylvania.  Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey stopped by the event to check out some of the highlights this week and share how you can be apart of several WNEP-TV broadcasts.   The News Station has several shoots planned at the fair.  Both, are taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28.  WNEP 2’s “Coaches Corner” is planning to tape a segment at our WNEP location


Students Come Together for Watch Party of Presidential Debate
SCRANTON — It was round one for the two people who want to win the race to the White House. The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew a large crowd inside the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton. “I think it’s very exciting,” said Carson Clabeaux, the president of the College Republicans. “It’s the first time we get to see both candidates on the same stage for ninety minutes. Prepared remarks but no


School Closed Due to Water Main Break
WEST PITTSTON — Wyoming Area Intermediate Center on Montgomery Avenue in West Pittston will be closed Tuesday, September 27th, due to a water main break. All other schools in the district will be open.


YMCA Officially Opens in Mifflinburg
MIFFLINBURG — It’s not just a place to break a sweat, as Adrienne Breed’s feet hit a treadmill at the Mifflinburg YMCA she sees it as sanity. Breed has been working out in the building for years when it was still  home to a 24 hour gym. On Friday The Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, Union County branch in Miffinlinburg officially opened to the community. “I think most Y’s are very community oriented, which a lot of gym’s aren’t, so that makes a


Golf Community Remembers Arnold Palmer
POCONO TOWNSHIP –Tucked away in the Pocono Mountains you’ll find The Inn at Pocono Manor. Over the years, several golf greats have walked the fairways including four-time Masters champion Arnold Palmer. “He was the guy that took golf to a whole different level back in the 60’s. He’s the guy that’s responsible for television. His charisma was unlike anybody’s,” Greg Wall of The Inn at Pocono Manor said. Greg Wall is the PGA Director of golf at The Inn at


$100,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Scranton
SCRANTON — A $100-thousand dollar Powerball winner was sold at a Turkey Hill in Scranton. The winning ticket matched four of the five white balls and the red powerball in Saturday’s drawing. The ticket buyer also purchased the power play option, which doubled the prize from fifty to a hundred grand. The Turkey Hill on North Main Avenue gets $500 for selling the ticket. The winner has one year to claim their prize.


Scranton Times



Unidentified victims exhumed
HANOVER TWP. — The cases went cold in the ’70s and ’80s, but members of law enforcement hope modern technology can help give names to the bodies of four victims that have gone unidentified for decades. Pennsylvania State Police exhumed four bodies Monday


Lackawanna County Court Notes
MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Jaclyn B. Bewick and Matthew B. Rhoades, both of Dunmore. ■ Jenny Elizabeth Fitzmaurice and Stephen John Nicolosi, both of Hummelstown. ■ Mark William Yanchik and Melissa Anne Lowry, both of Orlando, Fla. ■ Christopher Worobey and Dawn


Community Events Listings, September 27, 2016
Clarks Summit Women meet: Women of Trinity Lutheran Church meeting, Wednesday, noon, parish hall, light lunch and beverages (provided) followed by bible study of the Book of Acts; Joyce, 570-222-3041 or coolcats@nep.net. Dickson City Registration night: C



Fair vendor with Nazi flag speaks out
BLOOMSBURG — As Lawrence Edward Betsinger prepared to pack up the Nazi flags, SS pins and Confederate memorabilia from his stall at the Bloomsburg Fair, he claimed he had been set up. The 72-year-old registered sex offender’s stand sparked a social media



Scranton board likely to approve tax break for Scranton Lace redevelopment
Plans to turn the old Scranton Lace property into a 192-unit residential complex will likely have the support of the Scranton School Board. The project, called Laceworks Village, will include building new townhomes and converting salvageable buildings for



Students react to first presidential debate
Sergey Gnilopyat Age: 19 Supporting before debate: Clinton Supporting after debate: Clinton Perceived winner: Clinton Comment: “Personally I think Hillary won that debate. ... I saw Hillary talking a lot about policy and specifics. And Trump, whenever he



Ceremony marks year-old Lackawanna County Vietnam War memorial
Veterans and public officials gathered at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in Scranton on Monday to mark the first anniversary of a plaque dedication commemorating local residents who died during the Vietnam War. The monument honoring the 52 Lackawanna



Namedropper, Sept. 27, 2016 -- Casey medal, Super students, UNICO bocce
10th Casey event honorees named NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania will honor four community leaders, one posthumously, with the Gov. Robert P. Casey Medal for a Lifetime of Service, in a special 10th-anniversary event. The service of the late Meg Cu



University of Scranton Democrats, Republicans gather for debate watch party
University of Scranton students from different ends of the political spectrum came together Monday to watch the first presidential debate. College Democrats and College Republicans hosted about 150 students at the University’s Moscovitz Theater Monday eve


Man charged in relation to stolen dirt bike
SCRANTON — A city man is charged with stealing a dirt bike over the weekend. A woman reported a red Honda XR taken about 1:40 p.m. Sunday, police said. Officers arrested George Dunbar, 18, Garfield Avenue, about a half hour later as he rode the bike on No


Police: Man kicked officer during arrest
DUNMORE — A borough man faces felony assault charges for kicking a Dunmore police officer during an arrest Monday, authorities said. Michael Pierre, 28, 215 Prospect St., seemed drunk when officers responded to a report of a man hitting a door with a meta


Times Leader


AP Fact Check: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in first debate
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying. A look at some of the claims in the debate and how […]


Slugfest Round 1: Clinton, Trump battle over taxes, race and terror
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a “racist lie” about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a “typical politician” as he sought to capitalize on Americans’ frustration with […]


APNewsBreak: Firm hopes to be 1st with skill-based slots
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game. GameCo tells The Associated Press it is ready […]


AP FACT CHECK: Clinton on jobs
WASHINGTON (AP) — A claim from the presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts: CLINTON: “Independent experts have looked at what I’ve proposed and looked at what Donald’s proposed, and basically they’ve said this: that if his tax plan…were to go into effect, we would lose 3.5 million jobs and maybe have […]


APNewsBreak: Firm hopes to be 1st with skill-based slots
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game. GameCo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that […]


Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008 record
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years. After days of sandbagging and erecting an extensive system of flood barriers, residents and officials in Iowa’s second largest city […]


Man rescued after week at sea to be reunited with family
BOSTON (AP) — A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter will be reunited with his family in Boston, while his mother is still unaccounted for and presumed dead. Nathan Carman, of Vernon, Vermont, is expected to arrive in Boston on Tuesday morning […]


Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate
Views from around the world on Monday’s first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: ___ AUSTRALIA MILTON GAN, a Sydney-based photographer, said it seemed like Trump was trying to rein in his temper for the first 15 minutes, then went off the rails. “He started interrupting Clinton, he started interrupting […]


Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene
HOUSTON (AP) — A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Nine people were injured during Monday morning’s shootings on the street […]


Man rescued after week at sea to be reunited with family
BOSTON (AP) — A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter will be reunited with his family in Boston, while his mother is still unaccounted for and presumed dead. Nathan Carman, 22, of Vernon, Vermont, is expected to arrive in Boston on Tuesday […]