The Citizens' Voice

Patriots Cove in Noxen opens its waterway to veterans and their families for the first time
I can see clearly now that April began to tug at our hearts for spring fever. With the days so close to May, snow is still possible. A month that began with April Fool will soon turn into a glorious panorama with lots of community events for all ages. Kee

High School: State senators meeting with PIAA this week
It’s an argument that comes to a boiling point at least twice a year — once when the state football playoffs begin and again when the basketball championships commence.

Penn State: Senior McSorley seizes the day
Typically, a star senior player accomplishes little on a day like Saturday other than taking in a scrimmage game from the sideline.

Fiction ‘Red Alert’, James Patterson and Marshall Karp ‘I’ve Got My Eyes on You’, Mary Higgins Clark ‘Accidental Heroes’, Danielle Steel ‘The Woman in the Window’, A.J. Finn ‘Cave of Bones’, Anne Hillerman Nonfiction ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’, Michelle M

Penn State: Wade stars in move to safety
Penn State’s Blue-White Game gives freshmen and the rest of the team a chance to stand out to coaches and fans.

Allison Keeler and Steve Steransky
Allison E. Keeler and Steve D. Steransky, together with their families, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kenneth and Patricia Keeler, of Scranton. She is a graduate of West Scranton High School and ear

Stepping back in time in an old-fashioned shoe store

Police: Speeding driver struck pedestrian, fled scene in Hanover Twp.
HANOVER TWP. — A speeding driver plowed into a pedestrian Saturday night on Oxford Street, then fled the scene while the victim lay unconscious in the middle of the street, police and witnesses said. Witnesses told police the fleeing vehicle was a white F

Matthews climbs leaderboard in Mississippi
Brandon Matthews climbed seven spots from one day to the next at the North Mississippi Classic, where his three-day score of 5-under-par 211 has him tied for 10th place.

Poll representatives about Micarelli
Editor: Your recent editorial about state Rep. Nick Micarelli highlighted a rather obvious interpretation, that being that Micarelli has no shame and he could care less about what the citizens/taxpayers of Pennsylvania think about his plan to hang on to h


Teen Raises Over $10K to Pay Off Other Students’ Debt, Combat ‘Lunch Shaming’
SUMMIT, N.J. — A New Jersey high school student has raised thousands of dollars to pay off the lunch debts of students at other schools after she says she was disturbed by the so-called “lunch shaming” she saw at her previous school, according to the Jersey Journal. “Students are put to work. So they have to clean tables and mop the floors to pay for their lunch,” 16-year-old Keertana Talla, who now attends Kent Place School in New Jersey, told

Trout Season Opener (Statewide)
We’ll take you to Promised Land State Park for the statewide opening day of the trout season.

Crappie Fishing
Join us for some crappie fishing with Casey Magargle, owner of Sneaky Hollow Bait Company, aboard the brand new Crestliner fishing boat that can be yours in the Hall’s Fishing Frenzy Contest.

Pennsylvania People and Places & POL Outdoor Club Drawing
Pennsylvania People and Places and our POL Outdoor Club drawing for Sunday, April 22nd 2018.

Sneaky Hollow Bait Company Product Giveaway
One lucky member of the POL Outdoor Club will win some great soft plastic lures from our friend Casey Magargle of Sneaky Hollow Bait Company.

Police Investigating Death of an Infant in Schuylkill County
SHENANDOAH, Pa. — State police blocked off a street and searched a home in Shenandoah following the death of a baby. The Schuylkill County coroner’s office tells Newswatch 16 an autopsy will be performed to determine how the infant died. State police received a search warrant to go through the home on South Grant Street. No other information has been released on the infant’s death in Schuylkill County.

Scranton Times

Namedropper, 4/22/18
Party held to reminisce about trip Dolly and Joe Michal-czyk recently hosted an award ceremony and party at Capra Collina Winery for travelers who enjoyed a Danube River cruise from Budapest through Slovakia, Austria and Germany and another group who rece

Outpouring of support for school director
SCRANTON — Carol Oleski tells people she’s only cried four times since her cancer diagnosis in December.

News quiz
1. What historic building in downtown Scranton was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places? A. The Fourm parking garage B. Marketplace at Steamtown C. Scranton Electric Building D. Williams J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

Four old Scranton bridges in line for repairs
On their last legs, four old bridges in Scranton will be replaced in five years, costing at least $20 million.

Scholastic Superstar: Mason P. Black, Valley View
Mason P. Black Through Mason P. Black’s baseball career, he’s helped children with disabilities, taught younger children the sport and received an athletic scholarship to play Division I ball in college.

Earth Day celebration at Marketplace at Steamtown educates public about environment
SCRANTON — Honey, saplings and herbs were available for the taking at the Marketplace at Steamtown on Saturday during just one of many Earth Day celebrations around the region.

Moscow man patents redesigned pill-bottle cap
SCRANTON — A desire to make his arthritic grandmother’s pill bottles easier to open inspired a Moscow man to patent a new bottle cap design with scores of potential applications.

Central Scranton Expressway reopened Saturday night
SCRANTON The Central Scranton Expressway reopened after 11 p.m. Saturday.

Stepping back in time in an old-fashioned shoe store
At Penn-Lee Footwear in Wilkes-Barre, they do business the old-fashioned way.

75 Years Ago - Thousands view Japanese Sub in Scranton
Over 25,000 buyers of war bonds got an up-close look at a Japanese two-man suicide submarine the previous day in Scranton.

STEM event encourages girls’ interest
ARCHBALD — Middle school girls anxiously walked out onto the Valley View High School basketball court Saturday afternoon.

Times Leader

Nanticoke man requests hearing on sex assault charges
WILKES-BARRE — A man from Nanticoke accused of forcing a woman to perform a sex act requested a hearing after a negotiated plea deal was unable to be reached with the Luzerne County district attorney’s office on Wednesday. Nanticoke police earlier this month arrested William E. Plunkett II, 38, after a woman claimed he forced […]

Trooper trial day two: mother acknowledges details left out of PFA application
WILKES-BARRE — The mother of the minor who said state police Cpl. Patrick Finn touched her inappropriately didn’t mention all the details of the girl’s story when applying for a protection from abuse order, Finn’s defense said in court on Wednesday. One of the key details Peter Paul Olszewski said the girl’s mother left out […]

Liquidation firms win bid for The Bon-Ton Stores
NEW YORK — The end is near for department store operator The Bon-Ton Stores. Two liquidation firms are the victors of an auction for the bankrupt company’s assets, after the retailer failed to find a bidder willing to continue operating the business. A bankruptcy court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday to approve the sale and […]

Our View: WBPD communication sorely lacking
On Monday night much of Wilkes-Barre’s North End was plunged into chaos and fear. We know someone fired shots on Wyoming Street near the home of a city police commander who confronted him. We know no injuries were reported. We know no one had been arrested as of Tuesday night. There’s a lot we don’t […]

PennDOT launches ‘pothole blitz’ on following challenging winter
WILKES-BARRE — PennDOT is encouraging the public to report pothole locations on state roads as it begins its “pothole blitz” to make repairs. With numerous potholes appearing on area roadways following a winter and early spring with drastic temperature swings, PennDOT’s District 4 region is launching an intensive pothole-repair effort — nicknamed the “pothole blitz” […]

Woman reports being sexually assaulted inside W-B apartment
WILKES-BARRE — City police said a 26-year-old woman from Brooklyn, New York, reported she was sexually assaulted in a hallway of an apartment building on Old River Road. She reported the assault at 1 p.m. Sunday. Police said she was transported to Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Lake-Lehman School District has anonymous tip line
LEHMAN TWP. — The Lake-Lehman School District now has an anonymous tip line for students so they can take an active role in keeping their schools safe. The tip line can be used to report threats of suicide, violence, and weapons as well as issues such as drugs, alcohol, bullying, and fights at any of […]

Road work on Public Square will cause delays
WILKES-BARRE — A PPL project will close one lane of traffic on Public Square, between East Market and North Main Streets, until approximately April 26 or April 27. The project start date had been delayed due to the weather. Expect traffic delays and use caution in the area.

Brussels sprouts push nutrition in a classic Caesar salad
If you love Brussels sprouts like I do, you will love this salad. If you aren’t sure, but you are a fan of Caesar salad, then you will hopefully love it too! I’ve switched out chopped Brussels sprouts for the romaine lettuce in a classic Caesar salad and subbed toasted breadcrumbs for the classic croutons. […]

Olivia Sherrick named Northwest student of the month
Olivia Sherrick, daughter of Daryl and Laurie Sherrick, Stillwater, has been chosen as Northwest Area’s senior student of the month for April. Olivia is a talented musician and has been heavily involved in the Northwest Area music department. She sings in the chorus and was chosen to be a part of concert choir, currently serving […]

Fair and 53 F at Wilkes-Barre - Scranton, Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport, PA
Winds are East at 3.5 MPH (3 KT). The pressure is 1028.2 mb and the humidity is 27%. Last Updated on Apr 22 2018, 8:54 pm EDT.