The Citizens' Voice



Little League Roundup: Tunkhannock softball wins regional opener
Even at the Eastern Regional tournament, runs are proving hard to come by against Tunkhannock — and so are hits.







Residents against sober house
Editor: We are not a group opposed to people getting help and rehabilitation. We are concerned residents and taxpayers of the Borough of Luzerne and County of Luzerne opposed to an unlicensed sober house in a residential neighborhood owned by someone not



Out & About at Leadership W-B Dinner and Graduation
Leadership Wilkes-Barre honored the Class of 2018 recently during the 37th annual dinner and graduation at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Plains Twp.


November: One month's toll
Twenty-two people died of drug overdoses in Luzerne County in November 2017, according to the county coroner’s office. The Citizens’ Voice is naming only those whose families agreed to be interviewed. n Nov. 1: Matthew Swiderski, 29, from Nanticoke. n Nov



Ice business keeps its cool during hot temperatures
SWOYERSVILLE — Heat waves in July may have slowed some people down, but not workers at Bayo’s Ice Co. As temperatures soared into the 90s this month, workers inside the Swoyersville company quickly filled bags of ice and stacked them in 40-degree rooms to


Marriage Licenses
David J. Nutaitis, Hanover Twp. and Leeann M. Traub, Hanover Twp. Vanessa Dawn Heeter, Wilkes-Barre and David J. Buckley, Wilkes-Barre. Mariya Azhar, Tobyhanna and Keshawn C. Davis, Tobyhanna. Bradley C. Frame, Hanover Twp. and Brittany Lynn Williamson, H


Social media and school board scandal
Everybody knows the drill by now. Celebrity A, Politician B or Journalist C posts something untoward on social media. Twitter mobs gather. Advertisers balk. Careers and reputations are ruined. Trouble is always just a “share” button away when you’re tryin


Business Buzz
Local college to offer scholarships Lackawanna College will provide two full-tuition scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to clients from Maternal and Family Health Services in an effort to continue to provide affordable, high-quality educational op


Court Notes 7/22/18
MORTGAGES n Patrick M. Hadley from FNCB Bank, $80,000; Poole Street, Pittston Twp. n Daniel A. Lello et al. from Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, $100,000; Penn Avenue, Dupont. n Nicholas Wilk from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. et al., $193,


WNEP


Al’s Susquehanna Guide Service
We’re hitting the Susquehanna River for catfish with Al Casal of Al’s Susquehanna Guide Service.


Al’s Susquehanna Guide Service #2
We’re back at it with Al Casal of Al’s Susquehanna Guide Service catching catfish on the Susquehanna River.


Pennsylvania People and Places
Pennsylvania People and Places for Sunday, July 22nd 2018.


Parker Tornado Xtreme Crossbow Giveaway
We’re picking the second winner in the Drop Tine Archery crossbow giveaway.  This lucky winner will be taking home a Parker Tornado Xtreme crossbow.


Friends and Family Celebrate Business Owner’s 97th Birthday
TUSCARORA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Friends and family came together to celebrate with a man beloved by the community and to grant him a wish. Local business owner John Parys of Laceyville celebrated his 97th birthday Sunday. People ate cake and celebrated the day with Parys at his farm shop, Parys Farm Equipment, near Laceyville. A friend of John’s reached out to Newswatch 16 after he confided in her that his dream was to be on the news when he turns


Joe Arrives in Boston for Go Joe 21
BOSTON — WNEP meteorologist Joe Snedeker and his entourage have arrived in historic Boston. The crew spent some time at Faneuil Hall Sunday. Joe already met one viewer from Bradford County while he’s staying in Beantown. Joe will hit the road on Monday for his charity bike ride home. Go Joe 21 raises money for kids and adults with disabilities helped by St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton. The route home winds through the New England area, down to New York


Scranton Times



Vehicle smashes department store entrance
SCRANTON — A vehicle smashed into the glass entrance outside Boscov’s at the Marketplace at Steamtown sometime around 5 a.m. today. Whether anyone was badly hurt remains unclear. Reached this afternoon, city police and fire officials could offer no inform



Namedropper 7/22/2018
Ride through Rockies for brother John Edward O’Malley is riding more than 500 miles on the Colorado Trail through eight mountain ranges and six national forests from Denver to Durango to support a University of Scranton scholarship established in honor of



Scranton solar company eyes national market
Rob Loven almost runs out of fingers when he counts off the clearances he needs before building a solar array in Pennsylvania.


Police: Man pointed pellet rifle at person walking dog
SCRANTON — A man was charged Saturday after pointing a pellet rifle at another man who was walking his dog, causing that man to fear for his life, police said.


Long-hidden history emerging from Steamtown collection
Steamtown National Historic Site historian Patrick McKnight donned a pair of archivist gloves and delicately turned the pages of the aged journal in front of him.


NEPA's Most Wanted Fugitives 7/22/2018
Name: Daniel Wolf Wanted By: Lackawanna County Adult Probation/Parole Office Fugitive since: Dec. 18


Business Briefcase
July 31: The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Networking Committee luncheon program, noon-1 p.m., Martin’s Restaurant in West Hazleton, Ting Oh, owner and physical therapist at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, will present on hearing loss and


Father, son craft custom fishing rods, flies at Archbald shop
ARCHBALD — From Pittsburgh Steelers colors to a stack of skulls to match a client’s tattoos, Mike Kozlowski has decked out his goods to suit his customers’ tastes for years. But the work he does goes beyond aesthetics.


Business Buzz
Local college to offer scholarships Lackawanna College will provide two full-tuition scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to clients from Maternal and Family Health Services in an effort to continue to provide affordable, high-quality educational op


Scavenger hunt highlights Scranton’s murals
SCRANTON — Murals in the Electric City received much attention Saturday during a scavenger hunt to support an initiative to add to the city’s already existing public art.


All-class reunion brings generations of Lake Consolidated School graduates together
JEFFERSON TWP. — Years of class composite photos that once hung in the halls of Lake Ariel’s Lake Consolidated School lined tabletops at the Hen’s Nest in Mount Cobb, where Doris Bortree Goerlitz dined at a table with several of her former students.


Times Leader


Expert is touring Luzerne County schools to give safety tips
EXETER — Simple things like trimming shrubs or tinting classroom windows so people don’t see in can buy valuable time that saves lives when someone targets a school for a deadly attack, Mason Wooldridge said [...]


Demand for second ice rink at Toyota SportsPlex discussed
The ice hockey competition portion of this week’s Keystone State Games Festival of Sports won’t be held in hosting Luzerne County because it does not have two rinks under one roof — a shortcoming that [...]


SPCA In Focus: Nonprofit director discusses need for volunteers
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second and concluding part of our interview with SPCA of Luzerne County Executive Director Todd Hevner PLAINS TWP. — In Sunday’s edition we heard from Todd Hevner about the primary [...]


Luzerne County Council meeting on the road
Luzerne County Council members will take their Tuesday meeting on the road at the Dallas Emergency Management Agency building on Route 118. The session kicks off with a public hearing at 5:45 p.m. on a [...]


Biz Q&A: Talking with Misericordia’s new business dean, Charles Richardson Jr.
Charles Richardson Jr. practices what he preaches and understands what he teaches. Misericordia University’s new dean of the College of Business comes to the school with a resume rich in business and academic experience. Richardson [...]


Good news? It’s easier to get into the top 1 percent here than in many other counties
If you are looking to be in the top 1 percent income-wise in Luzerne County, you need to earn at least $270,058 a year, according to a new report. That may sound like a lot, [...]


Keystone State Games present a path to recognition for both traditional and non-traditional sports
Just under two weeks before the full-blown start of the Keystone State Games and Jeff Labatch was raving about a sport hardly anyone has heard much about. “For pickleball, we have over 100 participants,” said [...]


Visitors bureau head says numerous things to do for Keystone athletes
So you’re here for the Keystone Games. Congratulation, and welcome to Northeastern Pennsylvania. But, when you’re not competing, what is there to do in the area? Thankfully, the Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau is [...]


Keystone State Games Festival of Sports major economic boost, official says
Millions of dollars will be pumped into the local economy from this week’s annual Keystone State Games Festival of Sports, said Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Janet Hall. Modeled after Olympic games, [...]


Around Town: With bazaar food, friends and live music, life is good
What’s more of a tradition in NEPA than an annual church bazaar? They’ve evolved over the years, of course, to include new foods and full-band performances. Even with so many church consolidations happening in recent [...]


A Few Clouds and 73 F at Wilkes-Barre - Scranton, Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport, PA
A Few Clouds
Winds are Northeast at 6.9 MPH (6 KT). The pressure is 1012.6 mb and the humidity is 90%. Last Updated on Jul 22 2018, 6:54 pm EDT.