The Citizens' Voice



ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Aaron Bennett, Coughlin Basketball
Coughlin boys basketball opened up its new season on Friday with a thrilling 42-41 win at home over Lake-Lehman, thanks to a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from senior Aaron Bennett.


Need to ship gifts? Get it done early
National delivery services are gearing up for a busy holiday season handling millions of packages, but they warn to ship them early in order to get to their destinations on time. “The sooner you mail the better,” said Karen Mazurkiewicz, U.S. Postal Servi



PHOTOS: Nanticoke hosts Christmas parade, tree lighting
The City of Nanticoke hosted its annual Christmas parade tree lighting event Sunday. The parade made its way from the Greater Nanticoke Area High School along Green Street to Patriot Square, where the tree was lit and Santa visited with children. There we


Court notes 12/10/18
MORTGAGES n Thomas J. Mosca et al. from Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, $150,000; Doe Drive, Dallas. n Roxanne Lee Gulich et al. from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. et al., $167,117; Chase Road, Jackson Twp. n Arkadiy Menaker from Citizens B


Revenue down at W-B’s Hollenback Golf Course
WILKES-BARRE — Expenses at Hollenback Golf Course were down this year, but so was daily golf play and overall revenue. The city-operated golf course had $220,873 in expenses as of Oct. 31 this year — nearly $17,000 less than the $237,796 spent as of the s



This Holstein’s plea: ‘Stand beside me when you measure my size’
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — As I stood in the midst of enormous Holstein steers leisurely munching hay at a spanking new barn at Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York, I thought about Knickers, the already fading meme of bovine gigantism. I was surrounded by Knicke


Questions on sleep, sodium and cherries
Hello, dear readers. Once again, you’ve filled our overflowing mailbox with questions, concerns and some kind words (thank you, as always, for those), so let’s get right to business: ■ “I’m in my mid-50s and am having trouble sleeping. Melatonin was effec


Price of hacked election isincalculable
Pennsylvania was one of the state’s targeted by Russian hackers who tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And even now, 80 percent of the state’s voters cast their ballots on electronic devices that do not provide a separate paper trail to



PHOTOS: King's College hosts annual breakfast with Santa
King’s College hosted its 22nd annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday at the school’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of King’s alumni and friends were invited for a hot breakfast and pictures with Santa Claus. Th


VALLEY SANTA: Single mother trying to find work struggles to buy gifts
Jill, a single mother, does not have any money to buy Christmas gifts for her three children. “I am currently enrolled in CareerLink seeking employment. I have little to no income to provide for the holidays,” Jill wrote in a letter to Valley Santa. “It h


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Vintage Christmas on Display
WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — People came out to Northumberland County for some holiday fun Sunday afternoon. The annual Christmas Open House was held at the Cameron House near Milton. The event, hosted by the Milton Historical Society, featured a new exhibit of vintage Christmas decorations, spanning from the 1930s to the 1980s. There was also a Santa workshop with decorations for sale.


Hanukkah Torch Run in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Hanukkah celebrations continued in Luzerne County. The annual torch run was held in downtown Wilkes-Barre Sunday evening. Runners carried torches through the city to the Jewish Community Center to light the community menorah to celebrate the last night of Hanukkah. “I take great pride in the fact that I’m asked to do this and I have done it for many years,” said Richard Goldberg of Wilkes-Barre. After the lighting, people headed into the JCC for dinner and


Kid Rock pays off layaways for 350 families at Nashville Walmart
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Walmart shoppers received an early holiday gift thanks to Kid Rock. The singer paid off all of the remaining layaway balances at the Dickerson Pike Walmart, the store said, “bringing incredible joy to about 350 families in Nashville.” Kid Rock said he was inspired by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, who recently paid off more than $430,000 in layaways at an Atlanta Walmart. “Great idea!” he wrote in a tweet to Perry. “I followed your lead


Weeks After California Wildfire, Woman Finds Her Dog Waiting at Their Home’s Remains
The loyalty of dogs to their masters and homes is the stuff of legend, and here’s more heartwarming proof. It’s a dog story with a happy ending from the site of California’s Camp Fire, which started November 8 and eventually killed 85 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Andrea Gaylord of Paradise, the town all but lost to the blaze, was among those who had to flee, leaving behind her two dogs, blond shepherd brothers Madison and Miguel. The fire


Dotti-Lou Meats
We’ll head to Bradford County and the home of Dotti-Lou Meats.  Owners Vince and Jerilynn Scavazzo are creating magic with their smoked venison products.


Venison Italian Meatloaf
Jake’s heading to the kitchen to cook you up his venison Italian meatloaf. JAKE’S ITALIAN MEATLOAF 2 pounds ground venison. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. 1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs (add slowly). 1 cup grated Italian cheese. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion. 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley. 1 tablespoon garlic powder. 1 tablespoon teaspoon Italian seasoning. 2 eggs 1 teaspoon Salt 1 tablespoon pepper Hot red pepper flakes (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Put on


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Lackawanna County Award ceremony: NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania will honor three community leaders with the Gov. Robert P. Casey Medal for a Lifetime of Service, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Hilton Scranton and Conference Center in downtown Scranton. Honore



Volunteers are bustling at Toyland Workshop
SCRANTON — The sounds of Toyland Workshop are soft bustling; its scents are disinfecting wipes and Lysol. A dozen or so volunteers at Outreach, a nonprofit social services agency, scrubbed and sorted thousands of donated used toys for the organization’s a



50 Years Ago - Meteor observed in the sky over Northeast Pennsylvania
Dec. 10, 1968 Meteor observed As people headed home from work the evening of Dec. 9, a meteor streaked across the sky of Northeast Pennsylvania. The fireball was orange with a yellow and blue tail. Some people reported seeing the object drop from the sky



For the holidays, you can't beat someone else's home
With Christmas creeping around the corner, the frenzy to finalize holiday plans — or to find a retreat from the hustle and bustle — is underway. For those interested in escaping the house for a cozy stay close to home, or looking to help traveling family



Kwanzaa festival founder: Black people need to show unity
SCRANTON — A Kwanzaa festival in Scranton wasn’t just overdue, it was necessary, said Rashida Lovely. The dance instructor and entrepreneur hosted her first festival to celebrate the city’s black community and culture Sunday at Newave Studios, the center


Lecture topic: making Scranton more walkable
SCRANTON An urban-design expert in making cities more walkable will speak Wednesday at the University of Scranton. Jeff Speck, a city planner, consultant and author of the 2012 book “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time,” will


Scranton teachers ask to resume negotiations as district includes no raises in budget
Scranton teachers want a new contract, but the district’s proposed budget does not include any money for raises. Teachers, who have worked under an expired contract since September 2017, last negotiated with the district more than two months ago. “I’m abs



School Notes
Abington Heights Men’s formalwear can be costly. To help Abington Heights students defray that cost, freshman Ronald “RJ” Thomascreated the Men’s Closet by RJ at the high school. The female students have a similar program, Halley’s Closet, RJ said, adding



Scranton city, school district explore sharing of services
SCRANTON — The city and school district have identified several areas for potential sharing of services to save money and become more efficient, officials said. A joint committee with two members each from Scranton City Council and Scranton School Board w


Police: Man stabbed in Duryea home Saturday night
DURYEA Borough police are searching for three suspects in connection with a Saturday night stabbing. Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Pettebone Street about 9:20 p.m. for a report of a man who had been stabbed inside a residence, Duryea police


Who's New
MOSES TAYLOR AURIEMMA: A daughter, Dec. 1, to Nicholas Auriemma and Megan Gowe, East Stroudsburg. CARROLL: A son, Dec. 2, to Shawn and Nicole Paradise Carroll, Throop. CASEY: A daughter, Nov. 28, to Sean and Amanda Weitz Casey, Old Forge. DEMIAN: A son, N


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Penn State adds another WVC alum as a preferred walk-on in Rob Dwyer
For the second time in a week, a local football standout has accepted a walk-on invitation from Penn State. Former Wyoming Valley West quarterback Rob Dwyer, who played a post-graduate season this fall at Wyoming [...]


Our view: Don’t forget Toys for Tots this holiday season
Throughout its history, the United States Marine Corps have taken on some of the more difficult tasks the military has had to handle. That fact led the Marine Corps to rely on “The Few. The [...]


NFL roundup: Eagles stunned in overtime by Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas — Amari Cooper’s impact on Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott has been dramatic. The new No. 1 receiver for the Cowboys shook up the NFC East race, too. Prescott threw his third touchdown pass [...]


Local roundup: Wyoming Valley Clutch stays undefeated
WILKES-BARRE — The Wyoming Valley Clutch, led and owned by former Wyoming Valley Conference standouts Dave Jannuzzi and Chris Shovlin, beat the Scranton Shamrocks 132-109 on Sunday in ABA play. “It means the world for [...]


Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos [...]


Connor McGovern takes top OL honors at Penn State awards banquet
Connor McGovern was one of several Penn State players to be honored at Sunday’s annual awards banquet as the former Lake-Lehman standout won the Dick Maginnis Memorial Award given to the Nittany Lions’ outstanding offensive [...]


Penguins post big rally in Hershey, prevail in shootout for 3rd straight win
Down by three goals late in the second period on the road, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins put together one of their most impressive surges of the season, rallying for a 5-4 win over Hershey in a [...]


Wilkes-Barre area in focus for efforts to improve transit, walkability
WILKES-BARRE — Local entities including the Luzerne County Transportation Authority, the Diamond City Partnership and LiveWell Luzerne (a YMCA program) have earned the praise of a national nonprofit for their efforts to promote public transit [...]


Luzerne County farmer to lead Pa. Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher Committee
Luzerne County farmer Raleigh Masters has been elected the new state chairman of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Committee, the organization announced last week. With that move, Masters, of Sugarloaf, also [...]


Senate’s residency fight drags out tension of election
HARRISBURG — For the Pennsylvania Senate, the election didn’t necessarily end at 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. The chamber’s Republican majority is questioning the residency qualifications of a newly elected Democrat who flipped a Republican-held [...]


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Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1020.1 mb and the humidity is 85%. Last Updated on Dec 10 2018, 4:54 am EST.