The Citizens' Voice

Game Commission gathering data on turkeys
Have you seen a wild turkey? Pennsylvanians spotted 22,866 of them through the first 22 days of August and reported them to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which is conducting its first survey of the game birds this month. Mary Jo Casalena, the turkey b

W-B man seeks family Bible
In the early 1970s, my late grandfather, Andy Milz, who was suffering from dementia at the time, gave away a very old German language family Bible to a friend, possibly a former co-worker of his at Lazarus Department Store in Wilkes-Barre. The Bible conta

Frugal fall decorating: Dress up your home for autumn in style
Where has the summer gone? It’s just about time for leaves, pumpkins, apples, and cornstalks! I love summer, but getting ready for the cozy fall season is very exciting, too. Now’s the time to start planning your fall décor so you have plenty of time to w

Births 8/28/2016
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterJuly 27 A daughter to Christina and Steven Katchik. Aug. 5 Twin daughter and son to Natalie and William Costigan of Wyoming. Aug. 6 A son to Rae Ann and Joseph Lech Jr. of Harveys Lake. Aug. 7 A son to Danielle and S

More than 60 teams play cornhole at ballpark
MOOSIC — Cornhole went from the backyard to the ballpark on Saturday. More than 120 players from across the region threw their bags during the inaugural NEPA Cornhole Tournament at PNC Field. “It’s been an amazing tournament,” said T.J. Griffiths, co-foun

City police report drug-related incidents
Wilkes-Barre police reported the following incidents: n Becky Joe Weaver, 28, no address provided, was charged with possession of a controlled substance on Saturday. Officers who arrested her on an outstanding warrant allegedly found her in possession of

RailRiders fail to clinch playoff berth again in loss to Rochester
MOOSIC — Manager Al Pedrique has preached it countless times throughout the season. Leadoff walks will come back to haunt you.

Piano students of Michele Millington, Mountain Top, were presented in a recital recently for the annual spring concert. Certificates and pins were awarded to students who participated in the National Piano Playing Auditions in June. Emily Shiplett and Pai

Collins: There should be no controversy around McSorley
STATE COLLEGE - Sometimes, we get caught up in what we picture.

2016 Penn State prediction
Record: 7-5 overall, 4-4 Big Ten Bowl: New Era Pinstripe Bowl The reason: You are what you are until you prove you aren’t. In the first two seasons under James Franklin, this team has been a seven-win team. This is somewhat of a crossroads season for the


Bicyclist Dead After Hit and Run, Police Searching for SUV Driver
SCRANTON — A man is dead after he was hit while riding his bike, sparking a search for the vehicle and the driver who took off. The deadly hit and run happened early Sunday morning in Scranton, and by late afternoon, police say they had the vehicle involved. Police are still trying to track down

Beltzville Lake Striper Fishing
We’ll head to Beltzville State Park lake to do a little bit of striped bass fishing with local striper expert George Schauer.

Squirrel Hunt
We’ll get you ready for the upcoming small game seasons with a look back at a squirrel hunt that we did earlier this year.

Pennsylvania People and Places
Pennsylvania People and Places for Sunday, August 28th 2016.

Drop Tine Archery Crossbow Giveaway #2
One lucky viewer will win a Parker Enforcer crossbow courtesy of our friends at Drop Tine Archery.

Car Fires in Olyphant Ruled Arson
OLYPHANT – Officials say the cause of two car fires that burned behind a vacant building is arson. This was the scene on Underwood Road in Olyphant after 9 p.m. Saturday. The two cars were destroyed by the flames, and there’s smoke damage to the building. No word on who the cars belonged to. Investigators

Scranton Times

Pets of the Week 8/26/2016
Find a pet who needs a new home at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

Links for documents in Scranton sewer sale
Some of the key filings in the state Public Utility Commission’s review of Pennsylvania American Water Co.’s proposed purchase of Scranton’s sewer system include: — March 30, 2016: Joint application by Pennsylvania American Water Co. and Scranton Sewer Au

More than 60 teams play cornhole at ballpark
MOOSIC — Cornhole went from the backyard to the ballpark on Saturday. More than 120 players from across the region threw their bags during the inaugural NEPA Cornhole Tournament at PNC Field.

CHRIS KELLY: Cashing in
Just under three months before election day, the proud makers of EpiPen have provided a preview of what America might look like under the clueless, ruthless rule of President Donald J. Trump.

LOCAL HISTORY: 'Scrantonian Sculptor' left mark on city
His name is all but lost to history, but he left his mark inside Catholic churches across Northeast Pennsylvania.

Community comes together to celebrate Jermyn
JERMYN — Borough Councilman Dan Markey sat on the edge of the dunk tank, waiting for a ball to hit the target.

Veterans News 8/28/2016
Seeking veterans If you were or a member of your family was from Lackawanna County, in the military and based at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, contact the 9/11 Memorial Committee at

Namedropper, August 28, 2016 -- Scranton Plan, Stars in Stripes, Lockheed Martin trophy
Scranton Plan hosts festival Visitors took to the links when the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce affiliate, the Scranton Plan, conducted its annual Summer Festival at Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic. The festival, “an economic development mark

Scranton churches invite public to meeting on race relations
SCRANTON — In response to the recent surge in racial violence, the mostly black Shiloh Baptist Church and the mostly white Mary Mother of God Parish will host a Community Meeting on Race Relations on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The bands perform on water at the Wally Lake Fest
HAWLEY — With an armada of boats surrounding it, cover band the May Babies floated on Lake Wallenpaupack while rocking out songs from the Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons and Weezer.

Young Democrats collecting school supplies
SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County Young Democrats wants to make sure children in the Scranton School District have what they need to start class next month.

Times Leader

Arts at Hayfield craft festival draws crowds to Penn State Wilkes-Barre
LEHMAN TWP. — Call it a craft lover’s nirvana. There was something for everyone at the 32nd annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival at Penn State’s Wilkes-Barre campus on Sunday. Roughly 120 crafters and artisans sold everything from fall décor, jewelry, soaps, and wooden pepper mills to repurposed vintage furniture, artisan breads and even Victorian […]

New York wins Little League World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Ryan Harlost led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series title, striking out eight and limiting South Korea to five hits in six innings in a 2-1 victory Sunday. Endwell became the first U.S. winner since Huntington Beach, California, in 2011, and gave New York its first championship since 1964. […]

Automotive Today August, 2016

Community celebrates Larksville police K-9 Officer Una’s third birthday
LARKSVILLE — Larksville’s K-9 officer Una’s ears don’t match and her partner officer Joshua Evans says it is for a reason. “Her mother bit a part of her ear off after she was born,” said Evans, “and when I picked her out, I thought that must mean she was the strongest of the litter.” The […]

Sara Elizabeth Farrey and Seth Hugo Kelso engagement
Together with their families, Sara Elizabeth Farrey and Seth Hugo Kelso announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dawn and Herbert Meeker Jr., Harvey’s Lake. She is the granddaughter of Janice Gonda, Wilkes-Barre, the late John M. Gonda Jr., Hanover and Thomas Farrey Sr., Charleston, South Carolina. She is a […]

Stanley and Irene Dudeck celebrate 60 years together
Stanley and Irene Dudeck, Jenkins Township, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Stanley is the son of the late Mary and Stanley Dudeck, Plains and is retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot. Irene is the daughter of the late Tessa and Andrew Broda, Sugar Notch and was a homemaker to her children and […]

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gawelko celebrate 55th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gawelko, Hex Acres, Harding, are observing their 55th wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2016. They were married at the U.S. Army Chapel, Pattonville/Ludwigsburg, Germany. Mrs. Gawelko is the former Brigitte Kuss, daughter of Gisela and Willi Kuss, Kornwestheim, Germany. Brigitte is presently employed at the Topps Company, lnc., Scranton. Mr. Gawelko is […]

Kandace Keefer engaged to William Cornelsen
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keefer proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Kandace Keefer, to William Cornelsen. The bride-to-be is native of Swoyersville and has a sister Kelsey Keefer of West Wyoming. She is the granddaughter of Robert Hagenbach and the late Bernadeen Hagenbach, Shavertown and Barbara Keefer, Columbus, Georgia and Jake Keefer, Drums. Kandace […]

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Morris renew wedding vows
Teresa and Dave Morris recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by renewal of their vows. Family and friends gathered at St. Leos/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley, with Father Joe Long officiating. Mr and Mrs. Morris’ original wedding date is Aug. 28, 1976. They were wed by the late Father Paul Koval at Holy Rosary Church, Ashley. […]

Happy birthday Samantha Marie Baron!
Samantha Marie Baron, daughter of Greg and Sandi Baron, Brookhaven, will celebrate her eighth birthday today, Aug. 28, 2016. Samantha is the granddaughter of Carol Baron and the later Ronald Baron, of Alden and William and Terri Sarosy, Brookhaven. She has a brother, Zachary, 6.