The Citizens' Voice


Penn State pulls away from Illinois
Earlier in the week, Penn State coach James Franklin said turnovers would be the key to winning or losing against Illinois.


Explore the great indoors with your pet
Weather wise, it has not been an ideal summer. The weather has been extremely hot and humid, or it has been raining for much of the time. What to do with a young and energetic puppy?! Smudge is pretty chill and can adapt to being a couch potato. But a pup



Christy captured in Ohio
Shawn Christy’s roughly three-month run from law enforcement ended Friday afternoon when federal officials and police found him hiding in a wooded area in the northern Ohio community of Mifflin Twp. He was found with a knife and .380 handgun shortly after


Hazleton man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide charges
WILKES-BARRE — A Hazleton man accused of driving drunk when he caused a fatal rear-end collision in Hazle Twp. last year pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide charges. Christopher C. Ecker, 31, pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving und


Raise the stakes for repeat DUI offenders
Like most states, Pennsylvania has toughened its drunk-driving laws over the years. And, like most states, it has taken a broad view, reducing the impermissible blood alcohol level for a driver from .10 to 0.08 while engaging in broad-based enforcement su



Garcia wins it for Hazleton Area
HAWLEY — Trailing Wallenpaupack 32-31 with five minutes to play, and facing the prospects of a third one-point loss in four weeks, it was crunch time for Hazleton Area’s football team.



Mohawks beat Hawks
HANOVER TWP. — Ask anyone who knows Wyoming Valley Conference football, and they’ll tell you Meyers’ biggest rival is GAR.



WVC TENNIS ROUNDUP: Keiser key to Tunkhannock win
At Coughlin, Tunkhannock’s third singles player Meghan Keiser was crucial in determining the match.



Hanover Area amps up security as police probe possible threat
HANOVER TWP. — Security was up and attendance down at Hanover Area Junior Senior High School on Friday as police investigated a purported threat of a school shooting, according to officials. Police officers and a metal detector greeted students at the sch



DAV Chapter 102 sponsored a canteen bingo at V.A.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 102, Kingston, sponsored a canteen bingo for patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. From left, are Raymond Smith, commander; Willard Rollins, vice commander; John Sladin, trustee; Wi


WNEP


Decorating with Pennsylvania Based Irvin Lighting at the Decorating Center
See how lighting options can add to the distinctive look of your home.  We visit the Decorating Center in Mifflinburg where you learn how to add style to your décor with Irvin Lighting. Fall Open House: Thursday, October 4th : 5PM – 7:30PM Friday, October 5th: 9AM – 7PM Saturday. October 6th – 9AM – 4:30PM


Apple Pie Moonshine
Flavored moonshines are very popular.  It’s a Keeper’s Christina Hitchcock shows us how to make a delicious Apple Pie Moonshine for Fall. Buy Christina’s E-book Here —> How to Make Flavored Moonshine


Dividing Your Plants for Next Spring
Now is the time to divide your plants for next year. In order to ensure healthy plants,  Paul Epsom shows us how to divide Siberian Bugloss Brunnera, Stella D’Oro Daylily  and Garden Peony. Click Here for List —> Dividing Perennials 


Mid-Valley @ Lakeland
Mid-Valley has definitely struggled this year, and it doesn’t get any easier as the Chiefs are one of the top 16 in our Countdown


Abington Heights @ Scranton
The Knights win a tough game, 28-16


Jersey Shore @ Shikellamy
Two teams with playoff hopes still alive in District 4


Scranton Times


Firefighter hit by dump truck in Monroe Twp.
MONROE TWP. — A Kunkle firefighter was hit by a dump truck this morning while trying to slow traffic down as emergency responders handled another accident.


Man sentenced for fentanyl possession in Scranton
A man found with 90 grams of fentanyl, the deadly narcotic at the heart of the region’s opioid epidemic, will spend up to 12 years in a state prison.



Former Scranton man convicted of sexual assault
SCRANTON — A Lackawanna County Court jury deliberated less than an hour Friday before finding a former Scranton man guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Carbondale Twp. four years ago.


Carbondale teen killed in Scott Twp. wreck
SCOTT TWP. — An 18-year-old male from Carbondale died in a car crash Friday night, the coroner said.


At inauguration, University of Scranton celebrates Pilarz
SCRANTON During the first presidency of the Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., a decade ago, he requested a quote from Jesuit poet Robert Southwell be etched onto the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton.



Tree over North Abington Twp. utility lines to be removed next week
NORTH ABINGTON TWP. — A Frontier Communications crew will remove a piece of a large tree hung up on utility lines and dangling over Stone Road early next week.sai


Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Carbondale dies
CARBONDALE — The death of a Carbondale man who was struck by a car this week was ruled accidental, Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said Friday.


Police: Honesdale pair arrested with 7,000 doses of LSD, pound of marijuana
HONESDALE — A man and woman face felony charges after police responding to a domestic dispute Thursday said they found more than $40,000 worth of drugs, including about 7,000 doses of LSD and a pound of marijuana.


Police investigating skeletal remains found in wooded area of Dickson City
DICKSON CITY — Police and the coroner’s office are investigating after an ATV rider found skeletal remains Friday in a wooded area off Commerce Boulevard.



Three injured in Dickson City Denny's roof collapse
DICKSON CITY — Three people suffered injuries when the roof of a borough restaurant collapsed Friday night.


Game Commission seeks info on illegally killed bear
THORNHURST TWP. — The state Game Commission is seeking information about an illegally killed black bear that was found Thursday near Hanby Lake at Thornhurst Country Club Estates.


Times Leader


LCCC proud of No. 1 ranking
Community colleges today have taken center stage in post-secondary education and training by becoming an affordable quality pathway to a gainful career as well as a low-debt or even debt-free bachelor’s degree. More than 525,000 [...]


Too much screen time?
NEW YORK — Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie. Their new tools for managing [...]


How women who retire with their husbands often lose out
Women who retire when their husbands do may be giving up more wealth than they realize. Married women overall are still in their peak earning years in their 50s and early 60s, while married men’s [...]


Attorney William Ruzzo dead at 78
WILKES-BARRE — Renowned Luzerne County defense attorney William Ruzzo died Saturday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He was 78. A retired Luzerne County public defender, Ruzzo worked on numerous high-profile cases, including [...]


Sanders leads another Penn State second-half surge in Lions’ win
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Miles Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw for three TDs and ran for a personal-best 92 yards, and No. 10 Penn State scored [...]


WVC football: Ground game powers Wyoming Area past GAR
WILKES-BARRE — All it took was a 61-yard touchdown by GAR running back Justice Lomas for the Wyoming Area Warriors to wake up. Wyoming Area had shot themselves in the foot with penalties to cut [...]


WVC football: Big plays propel unbeaten Dallas past Valley West
DALLAS TWP. — On the third play Friday night, Dallas quarterback Michael Starbuck threw a strike to Matt Maransky behind the Wyoming Valley West defense for a 61-yard touchdown. It was a sign of things [...]


WVC football: Mohawks grind their way past Hanover Area
HANOVER TWP. — If the muddy brown slop that bordered both sidelines was any indication, the last installment of the Meyers-Hanover Area football rivalry was, by any measure, messy. The Mohawks outlasted the Hawkeyes 23-6 [...]


Tunkhannock routs Holy Redeemer
TUNKHANNOCK — The Tunkhannock Tigers scored early and often against the winless Holy Redeemer Royals on Friday night, as they carried over the momentum from their first victory last week to a dominating 36-0 win. [...]


Williamsport rolls past Crestwood
WRIGHT TWP. — The misty weather did not stop Treyson Potts from putting on a show on Friday night. Potts helped lead Williamsport to a 49-26 victory over Crestwood in a Wyoming Valley Conference interdivisional [...]


Mostly Cloudy and 63 F at Wilkes-Barre - Scranton, Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport, PA
Mostly Cloudy
Winds are North at 10.4 MPH (9 KT). The pressure is 1022.4 mb and the humidity is 60%. The wind chill is 62. Last Updated on Sep 22 2018, 1:54 pm EDT.