The Citizens' Voice


A winning horse can chase away those winter blues
We are ready to purchase our “Nite at the Races” tickets for the upcoming Swoyersville Kiwanis Club’s Nite at the Races on March 3. Last year, my horse, “Pitt’s Princess,” won first place and I was thrilled! Everyone at our table made out great. It’s such



Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol delivers big prize to W-B Twp. woman
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — After being surprised at her doorstep Friday afternoon with oversized checks awarding her $1 million and $5,000 a week for life, Jo-Ann Snyder called her son to tell him she was a Publishers Clearing House grand prize winner. He posed



Beneficial Higher Education Act rewrite
Congress is preparing to rewrite the Higher Education Act (HEA), the landmark legislation passed in 1965 that signaled the federal government of the United States was committed to college access for all. The program has not been revised since 2008, so a t


COMMUNITY DIGEST
Community digest tells you what’s happening in your town. Submit listings at least one week in advance to community@citizensvoice.com, fax to 570-821-2247, mail to 75 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or call 570-821-2069. Wyoming Valley Hospice



Sex abuse charges against Lackawanna guard held for court
SCRANTON — A Lackawanna County Prison guard accused of sexually abusing two female inmates will face further court action after the women testified at his preliminary hearing Friday that they performed oral sex on the officer during encounters inside and


Edwardsville man pleads guilty to raping teen in Kirby Park
WILKES-BARRE — An Edwardsville man accused of raping a teenage girl at Kirby Park pleaded guilty to rape charges Thursday. John Bartleson, 33, pleaded guilty to rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors and making terroristic thre


Help a fearful dog overcome their issues
Last week my training tip was about dealing with fear in dogs. I was asked to write more about this subject and am happy to oblige. Fear and aggression are two common behavior problems in dogs. Sometimes, aggressive dogs can actually be reacting due to fe



Crestwood High School tackling student vaping
Locking some restrooms during class periods at Crestwood High School to curb smoking is an old tactic with a modern twist: the cigarettes these days are electronic. Crestwood School District Superintendent Joseph Gorham said in the two years that he has b


Proposed state police fee probably won’t pass
The Pennsylvania practice of allowing a majority of municipalities to rely on state police, rather than pay for their own police departments, is a symptom of much larger problems — the commonwealth’s antiquated, broken system for local governance and a bl


Pair face charges in string of robberies
Two men have been charged with a series of robberies and thefts from Walmart stores in seven counties, authorities said. Jon Beverly, 28, of Philadelphia and Maurkeece Foreman, 26, of Pottstown, are charged in connection with five robberies and fire retai


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Clams Casino Soup at Lisa’s Milltown Deli
Jackie visits Lisa’s Milltown Deli in Milton where Lisa and the staff rolled out the red carpet and made the most delicious homemade soup!  Lisa prepared her Clams Casino Soup.   Lisa will be opening a second location sometime later in 2018. 48 Broadway Street, Milton PA 570-246-5252


Winey Frog Candles
Perhaps you like Merlot, Chardonnay or Reisling.  These are wines to many but at Winey Frog Candle they are also lovely soy candles that are encapsulated in up-cycled wine bottles!  We visit the family operated business and see how they are create this “spirited” candles. To purchase Winey Frog Candles call  570-430-6376 or visit these retailers: The Galleria at Dona Michele Corner Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, PA 18644 Hours Tues.-Sat. 11am -5pm  Thurs. 11am-8pm Studio M in Kingston 133 Division St.


Picture Perfect for February 24, 2018
Here is your Picture Perfect for 2-24-2018.


Dog Sisters Separated at Adoption Find Each Other at Washington Market
SEATTLE – Two dogs that hadn’t seen each other since they were adopted to different families reunited earlier this month in a joyful, chance encounter in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, according to KIRO. Pam Corwin, who recorded the moment, wrote on Facebook, “I witnessed the coolest thing today!” “I was at my booth at Pike Place Market and two couples (who didn’t know each other) were walking towards each other with identical dogs,” Corwin said. “Suddenly, the dogs ran towards


District Two Wrestling Championships
The District Two Wrestling Championships were held at Kingston Armory.  Berwick’s Nick Yule, Lake-Lehman’s Garrett Kolb, Wyoming Area’s Robin Wrobleski and Steven Newell of Dallas advanced to the semifinals.


Scranton Prep vs Berwick girls basketball
Top Seeded Scranton Prep battled Berwick in the D2 girls basketball playoffs.  Prep avenged last season’s to Berwick in the District semifinals with a 49-41 win.


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New Wilkes-Barre music venue clears final hurdle before opening
WILKES-BARRE — A new downtown entertainment venue that will cater to local and regional artists has cleared the final hurdle for opening this spring.



Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol delivers big prize to W-B Twp. woman
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — After being surprised at her doorstep Friday afternoon with oversized checks awarding her $1 million and $5,000 a week for life, Jo-Ann Snyder called her son to tell him she was a Publishers Clearing House grand prize winner.



Rock 107 Cardboard Box Derby at Montage rescheduled
The Cardboard Box Derby at Montage Mountain Resorts is rescheduled. Originally set for this weekend, the derby will take place Sunday, March 4.



Police: Man offered Scranton officer money, pot to avoid DUI
A 35-year-old Scranton man tried to get out of a drunk driving charge Christmas night by bribing a city officer with marijuana, police said. It didn’t work.



Jury: Lackawanna County sheriff's office didn't violate employee's rights
A federal jury today ruled in favor of Lackawanna County and its sheriff’s department in a lawsuit filed by a former deputy sheriff who alleged co-workers violated his constitutional rights after they traveled to his home to check on his welfare.



Pedestrian struck, killed in South Scranton
SCRANTON — Police tape ringed the intersection of Broadway and Third Avenue in South Side as city police worked to investigate a crash that killed a man Friday night.


DEAN’S LIST
UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON LACKAWANNA COUNTY Anna M. Aldcowski, Scranton; Cara A. Anzulewicz, Scranton; Jason H. Archer, Roaring Brook Twp.; Lauren M. Archibald, South Abington Twp.; Daisy Ayala, Scranton; Farahnaz Azizi, Scranton; Matthew G. Babinski, Scrant


New superintendent, deputy superintendent named for SCI Waymart
CANAAN TWP. — The state Department of Corrections formally appointed new leadership at SCI Waymart.



Second Abington Heights strike called off until next school year
Abington Heights teachers won’t strike as planned Thursday. Under state Act 88, teachers can only strike a second time in a school year if classes let out by June 15, according to Superintendent Michael Mahon, Ph.D.


Honor rolls
ST. CLARE/ST. PAUL GRADE 8 High honors: Ayden Berndt, Caitlin Bestrycki, Daniel Bohenek, Luca Boles, Andrew Cimini Adrianna Colon, Nora Davis, Sarah Giacobbe, Abigail Gilmartin, Abigail Haggerty, Maya Hemak, Christian Kohut, Mya Maus, Maggie McGrath, Davi



Wallenpaupack students will relocate during gun blessing at nearby church
Students at Wallenpaupack Area South Elementary School will attend classes 17 miles away Wednesday while a church a half mile from their school holds a gun blessing ceremony.


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Their view: Tips should belong to workers, not their bosses

The Trump administration is under fire for proposing a Labor Department regulation that could result in hotel and restaurant employers dipping into the tips customers leave for their employees, depriving the nation’s 14 million hard-working restaurant workers of significant amounts of money each year. Critics are right: This would be a bad policy. Unfortunately, the […]

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Your view: Help put an end to puppy mills

With spring upon us many people choose to adopt a puppy. Puppy mills, or large-scale dog breeding operations, are a disgraceful, but profitable business here in America. Care of animals can be costly, so this industry ignores basic compassion by not spending money on veterinary care, safe housing, or adequate food. These helpless puppies are […]

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State addresses questions about Property Tax/Rent Rebate program

WILKES-BARRE — Now that application forms are available for eligible Pennsylvanians to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is offering some helpful tips to address commonly asked questions about the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. • What is the easiest way to determine the status of […]

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Home Instead honors Kingston resident as Caregiver of the Year

Home Instead of Luzerne County has honored Joyce Crawford, of Kingston, as its Caregiver of the Year. Caregiver of the year is a national competition held by Home Instead Senior Care headquarters in Omaha, Neb., where each franchise office from around the U.S. nominates its best caregiver. Joyce Crawford works for the Luzerne County Home […]

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Service 1st supports Red Cross’ Holiday Mail for Heroes initiative

On Veterans Day, Service 1st Federal Credit Union challenged its employees to donate 100 movies in just 10 days to support the America Red Cross’ Holiday Mail for Heroes initiative. In just a few short days, the credit union collected 104 movies. “We are proud of the men and women serving our country and protecting […]

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Greater Nanticoke Area second quarter honor roll

Eighth grade Honors with distinction Alexis Atkins, Riley E. Baird, Austin M. Blank, Lexi R. Brink, Owen F. Brown, Benjamin R. Bugdonovitch, Nico S. Czeck, Ethan J. Egenski, Gabrielle E. Eldridge, Ayden A. Everett, Lexy Felici, Kaylee K. Fenner, Frank A. Fernandez, Ryan T. Fisher, Layne P. Galey, Gelene R. Gober, Allison M. Guydosh, Cali […]

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Church briefs

ASHLEY — The Holy Name Society of St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley, will offer meatless food sales on Fridays through Lent through March 23. Halusky, pirohy, Manhattan clam chowder, cream of mushroom soup, tuna hoagies and potato pancakes mix will be available from noon to 5 p.m. in the church hall. Order […]

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Actor and awarded playwright Tracy Letts: ‘Having the time of my life’

NEW YORK — If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie — and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars — you’d better proofread the script before you send it. Letts, who has supporting roles in “Lady Bird” and “The Post,” is also […]

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Northwest Area Class of 1962 celebrates 55th class reunion

The Northwest Area High School Class Of 1962 celebrated their 55th class reunion at the home of Joseph and Janet Romano. Pictured in the first row, from left, are Irvan Post, Carol Baluta Hoover, Linda Yeager Maczuga, Joyce Snyder Puterbaugh, Luella Long Reese. Second row: Andrew Maczuga, Bonnie Wolfe Kishbaugh, Helen Kulakowski Natarelli, Albert Tkaczyk. […]

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College Life: Making friends harder as an upperclassman

It seems like the further you get in school, the harder it is to make friends. I think this is especially true for people who’ve gotten their school/social life balance figured out; if they’re taking a full load of upper level courses, there is a lot more school and a lot less social life. If […]

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