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Abington’s Melanie Coles takes a layup defended by Upper Darby’s Brianna McGilian. See PIAA boys and girls basketball tournament results on Page 24.

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Page 4 – COLTS riders supportive of fare hike Page 6 – Police train for active shooters, more Page 7 – Scranton school board approves contract Page 8 – Go, TL parent co acquired by Versa

12 ARTS Page 12 – History essay winners honored Page 14-15 – CLICK: St. Patrick Parade Page 16 – Class offers eBay selling tips Page 20 – Dunmore man has sweet dreams

23 SPORTS Page 23 – Local Yankees take Empire nickname Page 24 – AH Comets advance in state tourney Page 25 – Royals take another step in NCAA

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News nose still serves me well

I’m the kind of person who really enjoys coming out in advance of a major story, but sometimes the news has to develop first. Four weeks ago, I met with two members of the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office about a perceived resurgence in the use and abuse of synthetic drugs in the area. After all, Scranton police made several arrests involving synthetic marijuana. One man even allegedly tried to get his delivery of “bath salts” early by breaking into a Clarks Summit post office. It was intended to be an indepth look at how the agency would partner with local police to eliminate “spice,” “potpourri,”

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CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES “incense,” and other man-made drugs hiding under fake names. The evidence was mounting, so the questions were warranted. I was told I was on par with my suspicions, which is one of the nicest compliments a reporter can receive. Politely, I was asked to come back to the DA’s office in a few weeks when they could provide more information and, politely, I obliged. Little did I know that they were already two weeks into a six-week sting that came to a head on

Thursday. “Operation: Chemical Reaction” began at 9:30 a.m. that day with raids on eight businesses and two residences in Lackawanna County. The multi-agency effort began for the same reason that my questions arose: an influx of reported and suspected activity. “Now you know why we couldn’t say anything,” Deputy District Attorney Robert Klein said with a smile after Thursday’s press conference, and I smiled back. We both knew I was sniffing out a story while the office was effectively doing its job, and that felt great. It’s not the first time that it’s happened in the last month. A cover story a few weeks ago examined the link between cam-

paign contributions and the reapplication process for top jobs in Lackawanna County. While I believe commissioners when they say they don’t examine campaign records as part of the interview process, they were important questions to ask in a region perceived to be teeming with corruption. Another news agency carried a similar story this week, just a few days after the announcements were made that14 officials – some of whom were campaign donors – were rehired by the new administration. In this highly competitive business, the opportunity to be first and be dead-on with such an important story can be rare. I hope to continue giving all I have to keep our readers informed.

CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES loves journalism. Email him at chughes@golackawanna.com.

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Above: Thursday’s raid on synthetic drugs sellers was the results of a joint effort by local law enforcement. From left, seated, Throop Chief Keith Jones, Archbald Chief Tim Trently, Dickson City Chief Will Bilinski, Taylor Chief Len Mickavicz, and Scranton Chief Dan Duffy. Standing, Deputy Director of the Lackawanna County Communication Center Rich Barbolish, Blakely Chief Guy Salerno, Lackawanna County Deputy District Attorney Robert Klein, and Lackawanna County Detective Bill Weichel. Below: Scranton officers including Cpl. Rich Bachman and Chief Dan Duffy, at left, search a vehicle outside P&K Novelty on Main Avenue in West Scranton. By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

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CRANTON — Law enforcement agencies throughout Lackawanna County took part Thursday morning in raids on eight businesses and two homes allegedly tied to the distribution of synthetic drugs in northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawanna County Deputy District Attorney Robert Klein and First Assistant District Attorney Gene Talerico said about 70 police officers and members of the district attorney’s office began the multi-jurisdictional effort dubbed “Operation: Chemical Reaction” at about 9:30

a.m. on March 8. Teams executed search warrants at homes at 126 N. Bromley Ave., West Scranton, and 135 S. Washington St., Taylor. Businesses involved included: • Smokes 2 Go, 1332 Main St., Dickson City, • Smokes 2 Go, 1610 Route 6, Dickson City, • Smokes 2 Go, 1255 Route 6, Dickson City, • Smokes 2 Go, 1114 S. Washington Ave.,


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COLTS: Riders supportive of fare increase SUBMIT COMMENTS

SCRANTON – Only a handful of people have commented during public hearings held by the County of Lackawanna Transit System on proposed fare increases due to inflation, but officials say those who have were supportive of the slight increase. COLTS proposed that full cash fares should increase from $1.25 to $1.50 on July 2 and again to $1.75 on July 1, 2013. Transfers will go up a quarter in both 2012 and 2013, and a new Day Pass will be added on July 2 for $3.50, which will increase to $4 on July 1, 2013. Seniors and children will continue to ride for free. The first meeting was held on March 6 in the COLTS board room, 800 North South Rd., Scranton, though no members of the public attended. Only six signed in at a March 7 meeting at The Mall at Steamtown on the second floor, next to the Variety Shop. A final meeting at the mall is scheduled for March 24, and the 30-day comment period ends April 5. Only written comments are accepted, and residents can submit comments to COLTS Fare Increase, 800 North South Rd., Scranton, Pa., 18504, or via e-mail to info@coltsbus.com with “Fare Increase” in the subject line. The first commenter, James Dermaris, a 75-year-old retired Carbondale resident, told the

Mail your thoughts on proposed fare increases to: COLTS Fare Increase, 800 North South Rd., Scranton, Pa., 18504 or email info@coltsbus.com with ‘Fare Increase’ in the subject line. Comment period ends April 5.

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James Dermaris of Carbondale, left, speaks with COLTS Executive Director Robert Fiume about proposed changes in the system’s bus fares during a March 7 hearing at the Mall at Steamtown.

COLTS board on Wednesday that it was “about time” fees increased, as this is the first in more than 17 years. “I come to the mall; I go to shop and spend the day. There’s nothing in Carbondale. It’s a small town,” Dermaris said, adding that he takes the bus to Scranton almost every morning. “The morning bus is crowded. Sometimes it’s like standing room only…Even if they raise it to $2, it’s no problem there. That’s reasonable compared to gas prices.”

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standing for the most part, I think,” Wintermantel said. Average riders, she said, are seniors and people who commute five days a week. “We’re starting to see more people that have cars just utilize the buses, which is good, whereas before I think the average rid-

er didn’t have a car. They relied on the bus to get to and from work,” she noted. COLTS will also be rolling out route changes in the first week of July, through information on these changes will likely not be available until late spring, Wintermantel said. These changes are unrelated to the fare increases, she continued. “The fare increases were something that was recommended by (the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation). They recommended that we update the fares to kind of get in line with other similar-sized agencies in the state. One doesn’t really have anything to do with the other,” she said. “We actually thought that since we’re making the changes, we might as well do all the change at the same time. That was more the thinking with the timing.”

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Evans: Recovery plan coming along Councilman Pat Rogan

“I have a sneaky feeling that the administration is going to play gameswithusandtrytobackcouncilintoacornerandtrytopassaRecovery Plan with very little input from council, one that contains massivetaxincreasesforthepeople and further cuts public safety. I believe the mayor is going to … once again threaten payless paydays,” Rogan said, adding that he hopes council’s suggestions will be heard and included in the final plan. “It seems that the administration runs out of money always at the most convenient times for them to try and get something out of council.” Council Vice President Frank Joyce said that Tax Collector Bill Courtright has continued making deposits of real estate tax revenue into a lockbox in Fidelity Bank to paybackthe2012TANbyJune30, receiving notification that $2,818,320.73 was deposited into the lockbox on March 6, which consisted of $2,769,111.24 from 2012 and $49,209.49 from 2011. Northeast Revenue Service, LLC, which collects delinquent taxesonbehalfofthecity,alsosent the city a check in the amount of $130,459.93 received on March 7

for the month of February, Joyce added. In order to pay back 2011 debt, the city was approved to borrow $9.85 million by Senior Judge Jerome Cheslock of the Lackawanna CountyCourtofCommonPleason Jan.27.Evanssaidthattheadministration is continuing to work toward a financial agreement with lending institutions to obtain the unfunded debt borrowing, which must then be approved by the state DepartmentofCommunityandEconomic Development and submitted to council for its approval. “One designed use of these funds will be payment in full to Pennstar Bank to settle litigation against the Scranton Redevelopment Authority and the city of Scranton,” Evans noted. SRA issues addressed, SAFER grant application filed Council unanimously gave final approval on Thursday to legislationtoexecuteandenterintoasettlement agreement between the city, the Scranton Redevelopment Authority, and Pennstar Bank to settle litigation filed against the city by Pennstar concerning a defaulted $2,296,570 credit loan and

security agreement. Evans chastised the authority for its lack of “transparency” and “accountability,”sayingthatcouncilreceived “curt answers” whenever theyrequestedacaucuswiththeauthority on its defaulted loan, which was “doomed to failure” because “thecollectionratewasunfeasible,” among other matters. Council voted down legislation 4-1 to reappoint Jack Emiliani of Scranton to the Redevelopment Authority for an additional five year term, with Councilman Bob McGoff dissenting, as a result, but the move is largely symbolic. Council has voted down authority appointments unsuccessfully in the past, as those appointments are decided solely by the mayor and only formally approved by council through legislation. In other city business, Evans said the city has applied for funding for 50 additional firefighters under the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant from the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency,whichwould return the number of firefighters in the city to 150 and reopen fire stations, though comparable municipalities typically receive 12 to 15. While she had no timeline as to when this money could be received or implemented, she said it may occur as early as the fall of 2012. Council also unanimously voted to table a $435,200 state grant on behalf of the United Neighborhood Community Development Corporationforarealestatedevelopmentprojectknownas“500Cedar,” citing unanswered questions about the project.

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SCRANTON – Taking a cue from other cities across the country who asking higher education institutions and other non-profits for payments in lieu of taxes, Council President Janet Evans said at council’s March 8 meeting that she would like to request assistance from the Lackawanna County Assessor’s Office in locating and identifying vacant and taxable properties owned by large tax-ex-

empts in the city not used for educational or research purposes. Evans’ request to the county commissioners and the assessor’s office via letter, asking for a reply by April 4, comes on the heels of council’s Feb. 16 meeting, when she publicly requested that tax-exempts pay their “fair share” in order to help the financially distressed city, citing efforts by the mayor Rhode Island to increase PILOTs from Brown University and other institutions.

Council’s current four-member “supermajority” made the solicitation of PILOTs from nonprofits a priority of their first two years in office, increasing payments from $100,000 in 2009 to over $200,000 in 2010 and 2011. Council was successful in increasing the University of Scranton’s annual $110,000 contribution to $175,000. Continued requests from council and the mayor to nonprofits have been “ignored,” Evans said. Evans specifically named the University of Scranton, May-

wood University, Lackawanna College, Johnson College, Geisinger-Community Medical Center, and defense industry contractor General Dynamics in the letter. She also requested a joint meeting with the county commissioners, Deputy Director of Appraisals John Foley of the county assessor’s office, Mayor Chris Doherty, Superintendent of the Scranton School District William King, and Scranton School Board President Bob Lesh regarding PILOTs.

DRUGS Continued from page 3

• Smokes 2 Go, 740 Oak St., Scranton, • St. Tropez, 2258 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, • the flea market at Sugerman’s Plaza, 600 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Eynon, • and P&K Novelty, formerly known as Jay Bee Kingdom, 512 S. Main Ave., West Scranton. The district attorney’s office said Friday that 11 arrests were made as a result of the sting. The amount of synthetic marijuana taken off of the shelves was “voluminous.” Packages of synthetic marijuana were sold for $15 to $30, depending on the size and potency of the product. “We’re still in the process of going through all of the evidence,” Klein said. In the “small sample” of “box after box” of evidence, packages stamped with a biohazard symbol and sold under the names “Flame,” “Captain America,” and “Nightmare” filled two tables in a conference room at the Lackawanna County Communications Center on Thursday afternoon. Police seized at least 9,300 packets of synthetic marijuana in Thursday’s operation, according to criminal complaints. Issues rise again Northeastern Pennsylvania was hit by a surge of synthetic drug abuse in early 2011. Government agencies united to pass local ordinances banSee DRUGS, Page 11

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Council seeks assistance for PILOT pay

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P&K Novelty in West Scranton was among the businesses raided Thursday.

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SCRANTON — As the deadline to form a Revised Act 47 Recovery Plan quickly approaches, City Council President Janet Evans said at council’s March 8 meeting that despitetheirpastpoliticaldifferences,sheisworkingcloselywithMayor Chris Doherty to come up with a “fair and feasible” plan. At the request of the lending institutions, legislation passed during a special meeting of council on Jan. 30 requires council to work with the mayor and the city’s Act 47 coordinator, the Pennsylvania Economy League, on a revised plan in order to secure a $11.5 million 2012 Tax Anticipation Note. The city declared Act 47 distressedstatusin1992,lastrevising its Recovery Plan in 2002. Evans said PEL submitted its latest revisions, approximately threepagesinlength,tothemayor and council earlier that week, though she said much of the Nov. 2011 revisions, which council largely rejected, remain intact. She stressed that the document is a “work in progress.” “The mayor and I have been in weekly contact throughout the past several weeks regarding a variety of significant city issues including the development of a Revised Recovery Plan as a joint effort,” Evans said. PEL has requested a caucus with council to discuss the revisions,thoughCouncilmanPatRogan was not as positive as Evans about the ongoing discussions, blaming Doherty’s “mismanagement” for the city’s financial state.

“I have a sneaky feeling that the administration is going to play games with us and try to back council into a corner and try to pass a Recovery Plan with very little input from council, one that contains massive tax increases for the people and further cuts public safety. I believe the mayor is going to … once again threaten payless paydays.”

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DUNMORE – The Dunmore Borough Zoning Board unanimously approved variances for Paul and Dorothy Marriotti of 16 Butler St., Old Forge, to operate a private, for-profit academy school and playground located at 919 E. Drinker St. during their March 8 meeting. The academy will have a limit of 28 children per session between ages 3 and 5, with a maximum of 10 kindergarten students. Mrs. Marriotti, the lead teacher and school direc-

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Scranton Police Fire Inspector Martin Monahan, left, and Special Operations Group Commander Sgt. Steve Marino participate in training scenarios Wednesday at John Marshall Elementary.

Training scenarios prep Scranton police

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SCRANTON – Two Scranton police officers burst into the second floor classroom and opened fire on an active shooter. After being subdued, Assistant Scranton Fire Chief Al Lucas got up from the floor and brushed off the bright orange marks left by the “simunition” rounds used in one of several real-life training scenarios enacted Wednesday. A seven-week training program that began Feb. 29 will put every officer in the Scranton Police Department to the test is real-life scenarios. “It’s simulations of situations that we would run into as police officers,” said Police Sgt. Pat Gerrity, head of the department’s training unit. “This is as close as we’re going to get to a real-life, deadly force encounter without actually being in one.” The use of the simulated live ammunition in each scenario

adds to the impact of the training. “Because they hurt, it adds to the stress. Your body acts differently to stress than it does when you’re not stressed,” Gerrity explained. “We want to get the officers used to being under that stress and being able to perform professionally.” Scenarios differ but generally include domestic disputes, working with people in a mental health crisis, or – in the case of Wednesday’s training involving Lucas, Scranton Fire Marshall Martin Monahan, and Special Operations Group Commander Sgt. Steve Marino – an active shooter in a school setting. Volunteers like Lucas or other Scranton police officers portray victims and suspects. Police used the now-closed John Marshall Elementary School on Oram Street for a portion of their training this week, but Gerrity said abandoned homes set for demolition and

other buildings in the city have been used in the past. Officers enter their simulation with no knowledge of a suspect’s intent or emotion. How they respond impacts how a victim or possible criminal could respond. Gerrity explained that officers must use all tools at their disposal to succeed in the field. Police are instructed to use verbal commands and other tactics to deescalate a tense situation before using force. “Not everything we do ends up in a shooting,” Gerrity emphasized. “The majority end up where no shots are fired at all.” Officers often tell instructors that they want more of this type of training. Gerrity said the confidence given to officers through real-life scenarios like the ones that played out Wednesday are irreplaceable. “They know they can do the job with the skills that we give them,” he said.

The following criminal complaints were filed between March 2 and March 7 in Lackawanna County Court. All accounts are derivative of police reports, all charges are pending following preliminary hearings, and all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Rape of girl, 9, alleged

Michael Mercado, 52, of Spring Street, Moosic, is charged with allegedly having sex with a 9-year-old girl “more than 10 times.” The girl told interviewers at the Children’s Advocacy Center that Mercado assaulted her several times in two rooms at the Spring Street home. Mercado was arraigned March 2 on charges of rape, aggravated indecent assault of a minor, assault of a minor, and indecent exposure. He was held for $150,000 bail, and a March 7 preliminary hearing was continued to April 25.

Woman’s lip split in assault

Police allege Elmo Baldassari, 43, of September Drive, Dunmore, threw a purse with “heavy metal decorations and clasps” at Kara Schmidt during a domestic dispute on March 2. The purse split Schmidt’s lip “to the point where when her mouth was closed you could still see her teeth.” Schmidt further alleged that Baldassari “threw her on the ground” twice. Baldassari was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, false imprisonment, disorderly conduct, and

tor, said that there are no plans to expand the number of children enrolled or to expand the building. In fact, the property was first designed and constructed to be used as a school. To ensure student safety, all parents will be issued a handbook in the start of the school year that they will be required to read through and sign. The handbook will contain instructions on how to enter and exit the property. Additional signs will advise other drivers of the proper route around the school.

harassment on March 3. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for March 12.

Dunmore chief injured in attempted arrest

Chief Pat Reese of the Dunmore Police Department injured his right knee as he and another officer had to retreat from a vehicle driven by a suspected drug dealer on Feb. 25. Police set up a controlled purchase of cocaine through a confidential informant. When they attempted to stop approach the vehicle after a traffic stop, the driver, later identified as Toy Garrett, 38, of Winola Road, Clarks Summit, put his car into reverse and quickly drove toward the officers. Garrett was arraigned March 2 on two counts each of possession of and delivery of a controlled substance. He was held for $25,000, and waived a March 8 preliminary hearing.

Alleged Scranton heroin dealer nabbed

Rhiad Belford is charged with five counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count each of criminal use of a communication facility, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia after a March 1 arrest that completed a three-month investigation. Belford, 31, of Prospect Avenue, Scranton was arraigned on the aforementioned charges on March 2. He was held for $100,000 bail, and a March 8 preliminary hearing was continued to March 29. - CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES


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Board appoints Director Barrett’s wife to new job, accepts resignation of Brian Jeffers By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

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SCRANTON – A new threeyear contract with the Scranton Federation of Teachers was unanimously approved by the Scranton School Board on March 5. The deal, reached over two lengthy days of negotiations in late February, is retroactive to Sept. 1, 2011 and includes no increase this year, a 1.5 percent salary increase in 2012-13, and another 2 percent increase in 2013-14, Director of Personnel Services John Vail said Tuesday. In addition, athletic coaches will be paid an additional $50 in both 2012-13 and 2013-14, and the hourly rate paid to teachers for supervision of extracurricular activities will increase from the current rate of $29 to $29.50 beginning next school year. Union and board officials were equally congratulatory in the process that newly appointed solicitor Atty. John Minora called a “difficult contract in difficult times.” “I’d like to thank the Scranton Federation of Teachers, the teachers’ negotiating team, and the teachers and paraprofessionals for doing what’s best for the district and putting our children first by getting them back to school without a strike,” Board Member and Labor Relations Committee Chair Atty. Jason Shrive said. The SFT threatened a strike beginning Feb. 27 if negotiations were unsuccessful. The board also granted one grievance filed by the SFT, but details of the issue were not disclosed Monday.

Megan Barrett, the wife of Scranton School Board Vice President Nathan Barrett, was appointed as coordinator of Student Data Management and Pennsylvania Information Management System Monday by a 7-0 vote with Mr. Barrett abstaining. Efforts to reach Director of Personnel Service John Vail regarding Mrs. Barrett’s revised salary were unsuccessful.

Director’s wife appointed

On March 5, board members: • Unanimously appointed spring sport coaches at Scranton and West Scranton high schools; and Northeast, South Scranton, and West Scranton intermediate schools. • Recognized the West Scranton Intermediate School 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball team for their undefeated regular season. • Recognized the West Scranton High School wrestling program for its 500th win. • Honored Scranton High seniors Dan and John Clark for being awarded full-tuition merit scholarships to the University of Scranton worth an estimated $150,000 each. • Unanimously agreed to continue funding two auditor positions in the Scranton Single Tax Office. • Unanimously approved an agreement for payments in lieu of taxes from 1539 North Main Street Inc., the group working to develop the former North Scranton Junior High School into living units. • Unanimously approved Millennium Healthcare Consultants as a healthcare provider.

Capital improvements An approved roof replacement project at Neil Armstrong Elementary School will cost an estimated $1,296,000, according to a document from The Palumbo Group presented at Monday’s meeting. In addition, Peters Design Group estimated that subsurface grouting and floor replacement in the West Scranton Intermediate School gym will cost $800,000. The district will invest $18,669 into repairs and upgrades for the sound system in the West Scranton High School auditorium. Work will be com-

pleted by Endeavor Audio and Lighting Services, Dickson City. Scranton will also pay for a share of the $18.1 million building renovation project at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, 3201 Rockwell Ave., Scranton. The district is one of nine that participate in the center’s operation. In Dec. 2011, directors said their share of a new printing press for the center was 34.54 percent. Jeffers resigns Board members unanimously accepted the resignation of Brian Jeffers, the recently appointed Lackawanna County director of community relations. Jeffers served the board for 10 years and leaves open a term that does not expire until 2013. The district will accept resumes for the open seat until noon on March 23, and a vote on his replacement is expected at the board’s April 2 meeting.

Minora appointed SSD solicitor By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

SCRANTON — The Scranton School District appointed Atty. John Minora as its solicitor Monday, March 5, by a 6-2 vote. Minora, who has served as interim solicitor since the termination of Atty. Harry McGrath in November, will be paid a $3,500 monthly retainer and $85anhourforlegalworkperformed at the request of the district. Board members Bill Fox and Atty. Jason Shrive both voted against Minora’sappointment,statingthat they would have preferred to see the position put out via a request for proposals and not as a criticism ofhisworkinthelastthreemonths.

In defending the appointment, Board President Bob Lesh said Minora has saved the district $2 million in healthcare costs and helped settle a teachers’ contract dispute. “With these accomplishments in suchasmallamountoftime,Icannot think of another person that I would prefer to be our solicitor,” Lesh said. Lesh said the district would save approximately $1,500 a month in legal retainers alone, compared to McGrath’s former contract. Additionally, Minora will not receive health care or retirement benefits as McGrath had. No limit was put on Minora’s contract, which was effective March 6.

High school uniform policy tabled ‘This was the beginning of something,’ Scranton school board president laments.

By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

SCRANTON – School directors tabledavotetobringafulluniform policy to the district’s two high schools on Monday following concerned comments from a parent and student. Theboardfirstaddressedthepossibility of expanding their uniform policy that currently applies to students in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade at the Feb. 27 work session. The change would have replaced a current dress code policy at ScrantonandWestScrantonhighschools. Dorian Stevens, a parent of two children and a working paraprofessionalinthedistrict,saidthechange to uniforms is not necessary. “If this policy is enforced, there’s no problem,” Stevens said, referring to the existing dress code. West Scranton High School junior class president Kelsey Maconeghy added that school officials effectivelyenforcetheexistingpol-

icy, contrasting the opinions shared by Board President Bob Lesh and Director Kathleen McGuigan last month. “Please do not punish the students that actually follow the rules,” Maconeghy said. She added that a uniform policy, whichwouldhavebeeneffectiveat thebeginningofthe2012-13school year if directors did not table the motion by a 7-1 vote on March 5, would be particularly costly to the Class of 2013 who would have to purchase specific clothes to fit the policy for only one year. Lesh, a County of Lackawanna Transit System bus driver and the lone dissenter, disagreed stating that he often sees students getting onandoffbusesdowntownthatdo not conform to the dress code. “Something needs to be done as far as the way kids dress in this district,” he said. “The way our kids come to school is atrocious. Not all kids, but something needs to be done. “By tabling this, I think we just shelved it and nothing’s going to be done.”

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WILKES-BARRE – Impressions Media announced March 5 that it has been acquired by Versa Capital Management LLC. Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites, and digital media businesses that serve communities in northeastern Pennsylvania. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. Prashant Shitut has been named president and CEO of the company, effective immediately. Shitut has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He has held a variety of senior leadership roles at the company, working under different corporate ownerships prior to becoming president in early 2009. He was a recipient of the company’s “Executive of the Year” award in 2007. He completed his graduate studies in Scranton and serves on the boards of a variety of community organizations. “We are very pleased to have consummated the acquisition of Impressions Media,” commented Gregory L. Segall, chairman and CEO of Versa Capital Man-

small to mid-size businesses. Website development, social media marketing, search engine optimization ,and QR code marketing are among many services provided by the company. In leveraging its state-of–theart manufacturing facility, the company also provides printing, packaging, and related services to publishing houses in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Shitut cited several achievements, including a recently published Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) report that showed that The Times Leader and its branded editions reached more than 70,000 homes on Sunday, and more than 40,000 homes daily, on a five-day average. The Times Leader online audience has continued to grow, too. According to Google Analytics, timesleader.com saw more than 783,000 unique visitors for September 2011, an increase of 26 percent compared to September 2010. “This success allows us to be an active partner in the community, presenting events such as Great Women of NEPA and the

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advertisers. “It is exciting to begin this new chapter in our continuing growth with an experienced partner such as Versa,” said Shitut. “We see great opportunity to grow as a multimedia company in Northeastern Pennsylvania.” Shitut credited the employees of Impressions Media for “excellent work.” He added: “They did not get distracted by rumors and remained focused on their mission to serve our readers, clients and the community. I am very proud of their achievements, which are reflected through our audience growth, market share gains and overall standing in the community.” Impressions Media owns and operates The Times Leader, The Sunday Dispatch in Pittston, The Dallas Post, The Abington Journal, Go Lackawanna, and several shoppers and niche publications, as well as many websites. The company also has a thriving new media business. In addition to the news and information websites, the company has launched several digital marketing and advertising products for


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Region in top 100 areas in exporting

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 91st largest metro area by population, 86th in exports. MARK GUYDISH mguydish@timesleader.com

U.S. exports grew by more than 11 percent in 2010, according to a new report released this week, and the Scranton/WilkesBarre Metropolitan Area got a decent piece of the export pie. The report, “Export Nation 2012” issued by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, emphasizes that the 100 largest metropolitan areas “powered the nation’s export growth.” Combined, those areas provided 63 percent of manufacturing export sales in 2010, the report says. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metro area is the 91st largest by population, yet ranked 86th in export sales for 2008, reaping $2.3 billion from exports, the report data show. Perhaps more

important, exports made up 10 percent of the area’s “gross metropolitan product.” All that exporting accounted for 21,368 jobs, according to the report, which tabulates “direct export production jobs” as well as export-supported jobs, such as those transporting goods used in production. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre does not fare well in salaries for export jobs, though. The average wage in the leading local export industry is $31,679, which ranks 95th in the nation. The average salary for leading export industry jobs in the 100 largest metro areas is $66,449; the average for the country is $45,463. But the picture’s not that simple, warned Michael Horvath, international trade manager for NEPA Alliance.

“You have to look at the economies of the regions,” Horvath said. “We don’t make Philadelphia or New York City wages here, but we don’t have Philadelphia or New York costs of living, either.” While much of our local export business comes from large national companies that have plants here, smaller businesses are seeing growth as well. For example, exports account for about 4 percent of total sales at A. Rifkin Co. on the San Souci Parkway in Hanover Township, according to International Sales Manager Joan Brown. An employer of about 102 people, A. Rifkin has manufactured security bags, the kind banks and businesses use to transport money and documents, since 1892. “We sell products in Europe, Japan, Panama, the West Indies and Singapore,” to name a few, Brown said. “We’ve been doing it a long time, though it has real-

ly picked up in the last 10 years or so.” Brown credited the Internet, which made it easier for people to find the company, and NEPA Alliance, which provides assistance in opening new markets – something that can be as simple as finding a good broker that deals in the country. Horvath said it’s important for small companies to realize there is help available in tapping foreign markets. Pennsylvania has offices in 20 countries that can be contacted for advice and assistance. For more than 30 years NEPA Alliance has been providing a variation on one proposal in the Brookings report: Creation of “Metropolitan Export Initiatives,” described as “ground-up collaborative efforts by regional business, civic, and political leaders to create and implement strategic plans for boosting exports in U.S. regions.”

The report also calls for more funding for transportation infrastructure, better and quicker collection and dissemination of export data for metro areas and more free-trade agreements with other countries – a political hot-button issue for some who argue such agreements cost American jobs. Not true, said Darlene Robbins, president of the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association. “America has a manufactured goods trade surplus with our trade agreement partners,” Robbins wrote in an email. “Over the last three years we have sold them about $70 billion more in manufactured goods than we have bought from them. That supports U.S. jobs. During that same time, our manufactured goods trade with countries with which we DON’T have trade agreements was in deficit by $1.3 trillion.”


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Pa. Superior Court panel set for Scranton

DRUGS Continued from page 5

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The Smokes 2 Go at 135 S. Washington Avenue in South Scranton was one of five shops in Lackawanna County raided March 8.

SYNTHETIC DRUG ARRESTS • Vipulkumar Patel, 24, 135 S. Washington St., Taylor, charged with one count each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, held for $200,000 bail. Hearing set for March 15. • Bardel Patel, 46, 135 S. Washington St., Taylor, charged with three counts of delivery and one count each of possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia, held for $200,000. Hearing set for March 15. • Kaushal Patel, 34, 135 S. Washington St., Taylor, charged with one count of conspiracy, held for $150,000 bail. Hearing set for March 15. • Hitesh Pravin Patel, 25, 135 S. Washington St. Taylor, charged with two counts of delivery and one count each of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, bail unknown. Hearing set for March 15. • Suresh Khyatri, 42, 135 S. Washington St., Taylor, charged with two counts of delivery and one count of possession of a controlled substance, held for $200,000 bail. Hearing set for March 15. • Girishkumar Ambalal Patel, 34, 135 S. Washington St., Taylor, charged with two counts of delivery and one count each of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, bail and hearing date unknown. • Nileshkumar M. Patel, 27, 135 S. Washington St., Taylor, charged with two counts of delivery and one count each of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, held for $225,000 bail. Hearing set for March 15. • Manoj Kumar Tailor, 49, 135 S. Washington St., Taylor, charged with two counts of delivery and one count of possession of a controlled substance, held for $25,000 bail. Hearing set for March 15. • Kathryn A. Lachance, 51, 126 N. Bromley Ave., Scranton, charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, held for $250,000 bail. Hearing set for March 15. • Patrick Lachance, 70, 126 N. Bromley Ave., Scranton, charged with three counts of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, held for $250,000 bail. Hearing set for March 15. • Joseph Nataloni, 62, 216 W. Elm St., Dunmore, charged with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, held for $200,000 bail. Hearing set for March 15.

Investigation ongoing Klein indicated that Thursday’s raids and arrests were the

start of something larger originating in Lackawanna County. “This investigation will lead to additional investigations going up the chain,” he said. He acknowledged that additional retailers still exist, but he issued a warning to those that remain. “If anyone out there in Lackawanna County is still selling these products after they see this, let them be on notice,” Klein said. “Synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic drugs are illegal in Pennsylvania and they’re not going to be tolerated in Lackawanna County. We will find you, and we will prosecute you.”

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Most cases are evaluated by the court papers filed in the case along with a transcript. Oral argument is scheduled at different times throughout the year. “Most people are familiar with how trial courts operate in that the witnesses appear, jury trials occur and there is some type of verdict,” Stevens said. “The Lackawanna session will give people the opportunity to see and hear legal arguments in an appellate court setting.” The entire state Superior Court’s nine judges met for an en banc meeting in April 2011 at the MMI high school in Freeland. Stevens said at the time it was the first time the ninejudge panel met in a high school. Stevens said summaries of each case will be provided to all those in attendance at Tuesday and Wednesday’s sessions. The sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

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uct was still for sale. Some time between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, a glass panel on the front door of P&K Novelty was also broken in. Duffy said the door was scheduled to be boarded up by the city’s Department of Public Works on Friday. “People still showed up at these businesses,” Dickson City Chief Will Bilinski added. “They were asking when would they reopen. “My comment to them was, ‘Hopefully never.’”

A state Superior Court threejudge panel is set to convene in Lackawanna County this week to hold a community session open to the public. President Judge Correale Stevens and judges Jack Panella and Sallie Updyke Mundy will hear arguments in a variety of cases on March 13 and 14 at the Mellow Theater on Vine Street in Scranton. “While our regular courtrooms are in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, our judges are committed to taking court session into various counties, law schools and have even held sessions in a high school setting,” Stevens said in a release Monday. Appeals that will be held next week include termination of parental rights, a third-degree murder conviction, landlord-tenant issues, the legality of a police search and a juvenile delinquency case. “All our court sessions are open to the public, and the Mellow Theater is a beautiful facility. We will remain available after the cases are heard for a question-and-answer period about the court and its decision-making, especially if there are students who attend,” Stevens said. The high court hears about 8,000 appeals a year and decides cases in panels of three judges, assigned randomly.

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Users not shy Police chiefs gathered at Thursday’s press conference said many suspected users of synthetic marijuana approached and even entered the shops, passing marked patrol vehicles in an attempt to purchase the drugs. Scranton Police Chief Dan Duffy said that “numerous” individuals walked into P&K Novelty as officers were packaging socalled “spice” as evidence, even asking some officers if the prod-

“The Lackawanna session will give people the opportunity to see and hear legal arguments in an appellate court setting.”

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ning the sale and possession of “incense” and “bath salts,” or synthetic marijuana and synthetic methamphetamine, respectively. Synthetic cannabinoids were deemed a controlled substance under Schedule1in a law passed by the Pennsylvania legislature in Aug. 2011. But a recent resurgence in the abuse of the substances concerned law enforcement officials. “We had seen more and more instances of criminal activity and people having bad reactions to the use of these products and complaints from the community as well as complaints coming into different police agencies that were on the rise,” Klein said. That started the six-week investigation that culminated Thursday. In addition to being illegal in Pennsylvania, synthetic cannabinoids often carry unknown compounds. “There are so many variations, and people are having serious reactions that are much more magnified,” Klein said. “Synthetics can have a lot more potency than a lot of the other common street drugs that you see.” Despite the danger, they quickly became a drug of choice for those in the probation and drug treatment community because they weren’t appearing on drug tests. “One of the things that we find with our drug users is that they’re running to these synthetics because of the perceived difficulty that we can’t find out that they’re using them,” Klein said. “That misconception is flawed. We have testing available now to determine if people are using synthetic drugs.”

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MEETING NOTICES ARCHBALD

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• Work session, Wed., March 14, 7 p.m., 400 Church St., Archbald.

BLAKELY

• Zoning board, March 12, 6 p.m., borough building, 1439 Main St., Peckville.

CLARKS SUMMIT

• Zoning hearing board, Tues., March 13, 7 p.m., council chambers, 304 S. State St. Business includes proposed variance for surfacing of off-street parking at 211-13 N. State St.

DICKSON CITY

• Borough council, Tues., March 13, 7 p.m., administration building, 801 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City.

DUNMORE

• Borough council, Mon., March 12, 7 p.m., Dunmore Community Center, 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore.

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• Planning commission, Wed., March 14, 7 p.m.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

• Commissioners meeting, Wed., March 14, 10 a.m., sixth floor, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton. • Board of Elections, Wed., March 14, noon, sixth floor, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton, to prepare for April 24 primary election. • Housing Authority, Thurs., March 15, 5:30 p.m., 2019 W. Pine St., Dunmore.

MID VALLEY

• School board, work session, Thurs., March 15, 6:15 p.m., board room, Mid Valley Secondary Center, Underwood Road, Throop.

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• Borough Council, Mon., March 12, 7 p.m.

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NORTH POCONO

• School board work session, Mon., March 12, 7 p.m., North Pocono Intermediate School library, 701 Church St., Moscow. • School board meeting, Wed., March 14, 7 p.m., North Pocono High School auditorium, 97 Bochicchio Blvd., Covington Twp.

RIVERSIDE

• School board, Mon., March 12, 7 p.m., Riverside Jr-Sr High School library, 310 Davis St., Taylor.

SCOTT TOWNSHIP

• Sewer and water authority, second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., civic center, 1038 Montdale Rd. • Board of supervisors, Thurs., March 15, 6:30 p.m., Joe Terry Center, 1038 Montdale Rd. Hearing concerns request by Canio and Susan Padula to operate a dog breeding facility at 345 Stone Rd.

SCRANTON

• City council, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 340 N. Washington Ave. • Zoning appeals, Wed., March 14, 6 p.m., council chambers, 340 N. Washington Ave. Business includes: 1. Bill Jordan, 829 S. Irving Ave., Scranton, seeking use and dimensional variances to build a storage garage at 819 Beech St. 2. Geremia Gil, 2 Grand St., Scranton, seeking use variances for an auto sales and service business at 535 N. Keyser Ave. 3. 402 N. Washington LLC, Scranton, seeking use variance to convert a commercial building at 829-31 Adams to residential apartments.

Essay contest winners honored

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Eight Scranton School District students who placed in the regional Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest shared their work with an audience gathered at the Lackawanna Historical Society on Tuesday, March 6. This year’s contest challenged writers to imagine they knew a hero from the War of 1812, according to past essay contest chair and Scranton City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Mary Jane Memolo of Scranton. South Scranton Intermediate student Olivia Glogowski won the state competition in 2011, according to Memolo, and was honored this year as an eighth grade student. Winners of the 2012 state competition are expected to be announced some time in April. Essay winners include, from left, front, Angelina Wheeler, second place, fifth grade, Isaac Tripp Elementary; T.J. Gingerlowski, second place, seventh grade, South Scranton Intermediate; Jarod Cipriano, second place, sixth grade, SSIS; and Shaun M. Hopkins, first place, sixth grade, SSIS. Back, Mrs. Joseph D’Amato; Matthew Sueta, first place, seventh grade, SSIS; Olivia Glogowski, second place, eighth grade, SSIS; Haileigh Finnerty, first place, eighth grade, SSIS; Sophia DiBileo, first place, fifth grade, Isaac Tripp; Mrs. Clinton E. Frable; and Mrs. Ellen Clendenning. Below: Sophia DiBileo, left, and Angelina Wheeler share their essays.

TAYLOR

• Zoning board, Mon., March 12, 6:30 p.m., municipal building, 122 Union St., Taylor. Business includes variance request by Michael and Linda Ericson for a proposed mono pole billboard at Railroad Court.

THROOP

• Planning commission and Gas and Oil committee, Mon., March • Borough council, mid-month 12, 7 p.m., municipal building, meeting changed to Mon., 1528 Newton Ransom Blvd., March 12, 6 p.m., municipal building, 436 Sanderson St. Clarks Summit.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Stroke survivor and recovery group, Tues., March 13, 6 p.m. Charles Luger Outpatient Build-

ing of Allied Service, Moffat Drive, Scranton. Info: Patty Frangella at (570) 341-4312. Pirogie sale, Fri., March 16, noon-4 p.m., St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 706 Hill St., Mayfield. Cost: $6 per dozen. Info: (570) 876-0730. Basketball tournament, to benefit the Baptist Bible College

division of Restore Her, Sat., March 24, registration at 5:30 p.m., play begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds help raise awareness about and provide aid to the victims of human trafficking. Cost: $5 per team or $3 per individual before March 24; and $8 per team or $5 per individual on the day of the event. Info:

Clayton Baltzer at (614) 9355813 or clayton.baltzer@my.bbc.edu. ‘The View’ with a Scranton Attitude: Let’s Hear it from Both Sides, Fri., March 30, 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Cost: $6. Overeaters Anonymous meet-

ings, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, weekly, Mon. and Wed., 7 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 9:30 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Info: (570) 5874313. Submit your events to news@golackawanna.com, via fax at (570) 558-0854, or over the phone at (570) 558-0113.


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500 VINE director of operations. “The history of the Lackawanna Valley is the history of American immigration during the heyday of the nation’s industrial preeminence. The Scranton Public Library’s digital archives will make that history accessible to a world-wide audience. It is a pleasure to play a small role in making this possible.” According to Thomas, the library’s main goal for the LVDA is to make sure that it is continually changing and growing. With this in mind, visitors to the site will see several changes. In addition to the new collection, LVDA’s web site and blog have been enhanced thanks to funds from the LHVA grant. “I think visitors will like the way the front end looks, and the blog will allow for greater participation from the community,” Soden said. Additional collections are being developed and will debut later in the year. The first will include videos of famous poets, including 2010-11 U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin, who read their work in Scranton from the 1970s through the 1990s. The second will focus on Hurricane Diane which ravaged the area in 1955. This will be a multi-media collection featuring TV footage, photographs, and video interviews with witnesses of the disaster.

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TIME TRAVEL is a favorite theme of science fiction novels and a dream of those who have any interest in local history. Wouldn’t you like to go back to Dec. 21, 1916 and attend a Scranton Symphony Orchestra concert? It would be incredible to see how Scranton Lace was manufactured in the early years of the 20th century. While physicists may tell you that time travel is impossible, a new collection in the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives, “From Lace Makers to Coal Miners: Life in the Lackawanna Valley 1866-1920,” is the next best thing. The LVDA was first unveiled by the Scranton Public Library in Nov. 2011 and contains high quality images of photographs, books, maps, and other items pertaining to the history of the Lackawanna Valley and surrounding areas. “From Lace-Makers to Coal Miners” was funded by a grant from the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. The collection contains 40 items all from the Scranton Public Library. “These items are really hidden treasures that most visitors to the library never get to see. This collection gives you a great snapshot of Scranton when it was at its peak,” said Martina Soden, the library’s assistant head of reference and LVDA collection/metadata manager, The grant also funded scanning equipment which will enable the library to scan historical items in-house instead of sending them away to an outside scanning center. “We have reached the next phase where we can take on new projects at a lesser cost because we don’t have to worry about shipping as many items to someone outside of the area,” said Scott Thomas, the library’s head of information technologies and LVDA project coordinator, adding adds that some outsourcing may still be required for fragile or very large items. “We are excited to assist with such an innovative project,” says Dan Perry, LHVA’s

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Several thousand people arrived in downtown Scranton on Saturday, March 10, sporting their best green clothing and Irish spirit to celebrate the 51st annual Scranton St. Patrick Parade. The annual event stepped off at 11:45 a.m. and ended just after 3 p.m. Parade Director Jamie Hailstone said the event included about 50 musical acts, including eight local marching bands and 15 pipe bands – surpassing last year’s record number of pipe and drum corps by one. About 11,000 people were expected to march in Saturday’s event.

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1. Hudson Valley Pipe and Drum band; 2. Rebecca, Angelina, Jenna and Marina Topa of Moscow with their dog Heidi; 3. Victorian Big Wheelers; 4. Parade Marshall Tinothy J. Pryle; 5. Civil War reenactors, including Bob Savakinus, march; 6. Sad Sack the Clown; 7. Jack Flicas; 8. Second Street Irish Society Pipes and Drums, Philadelphia.


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1. The Color Guard from the 28th Division Marine Corp Band; 2. Pat Finerty of the Tom Petty Appreciation Band at The Bog Parade Party; 3. Jeff Hopkins, Brian Langan, Conor McGuigan, and Brian Craig, all of Scranton; 4. Nicole Suchter and Ryan Husvar of Scranton; 5.Jim Carroll and Dana Kinter; 6. Modified K9 Pit Bull Rescue; 7. Union generals march with other Civil War reenacters; 8. Griffin Pond Animal Shelter; 9. Paradegoers line the streets of Scranton.


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By RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

More than 90 million worldwide active users turn to the online auction and marketplace website eBay.com every day for discounts and deals on pretty much everything, but a Lake Ariel man also uses it to bring in extra income with techniques he plans to share at an upcoming seminar in downtown Scranton. Jason Richner, 39, has been actively buying and selling on eBay since 2003, quickly becoming a PowerSeller and TopRated Seller. A PowerSeller must have a minimum of 100 transactions and $3,000 in sales over the past 12 months and maintain positive feedback of 98 percent or higher over the same amount of time, according to the website. “I started selling on eBay just to liquidate some clutter around the house, and slowly I started to recognize that ridding myself of this unnecessary junk was actually rather profitable,” Richner recalled. “One out of seven families are actually below the poverty line right now in America, and with gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon in northeast Pennsylvania, most individuals are looking for other ways to generate income, and eBay is the perfect venue for doing that.” A member of the Air Force Reserve working full-time for the U.S. Social Security Administration in Wilkes-Barre, Richner utilizes his supplemental income from eBay for practical things such as gas or funding hobbies like his coin collection. He said the auction site provides great opportunities for cash-strapped college students to senior citizens living on fixed incomes. “There’s someone like myself who may have a good job Monday through Friday but is also faced with a 60-mile commute back and forth to work, and on the weekend, they can dedicate a Saturday or a Sunday to selling some unwanted tools that have been laying around the garage to fill up the gasoline tank once a week,” he added. One of his top selling items is

Jason Richner will lead a seven-hour information session on how to use eBay to build supplemental income.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Fundamentals of Selling on eBay Seminar with eBay Education Specialist Jason Richner WHERE: Mayfield Conference Room at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton WHEN: March 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. COST: $89.99 per person, price includes “bring a friend for free” deal

a case for iPods or other MP3 players, and with “a moderate amount of work,” he estimated that others can make take-home profit of $7,000 to $10,000 a year. He noted that making just $20 a day adds up to $7,300 a year, or

$608 a month. “eBay is probably the only part time job that you could have that only requires a few basic tools that most of us already have anyway, such as a laptop or desktop computer, a digital camera, and a printer,” he emphasized. His success led him to launching a seven-hour “how to” seminar that will focus on laying the foundations for successful sales on eBay and equipping beginners with the basic knowledge they’ll need to “test the waters of selling.” The class will be held on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mayfield Conference Room at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center and will cost $89.99 per person, which includes a “bring a friend for free” deal. “I have the experience of almost10 years that I can help new sellers understand, such as developing a title that will help sell their item, providing detailed

important buzzwords in a description of what you want to sell…and how to, after you liquidate your personal inventory, find sources where they can go and find items that are extremely cheap to buy low and sell high,” Richner, a trained eBay Education Specialist, said. Rare and unusual items can be lucrative, he said, but brand name items are also big moneymakers. For sellers, he believes their first 100 transactions are the most important, as they build a reputation, and opening sales up to foreign markets can increase a seller’s profits substantially. “eBay Inc. has a global presence in 39 markets including the United States, and one thing that I have been able to capitalize on is that I have shipments going out to foreign countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, and Indonesia. On a weekly basis, I’m probably sending out four or five items over-

seas. Because the United States is in a downward economy, our dollar is rather weak right now, and so in some places such as the United Kingdom, they’re finding that their purchasing power can go further by buying on eBay here in the U.S.,” he continued. Richner stressed that selling on eBay is not a “get-rich-quick” scheme and that it requires real work to become a prosperous, but it’s work that he finds both exciting and fun. “Most of us can relate to the fact that when we were young, we may have been having lemonade stands or selling Girl Scout Cookies, so I think the majority of Americans have an innate entrepreneurial spirit,” he mused. “Let’s start with emptying out our closets and cleaning the clutter from underneath our bed. With this class, I’m confident that they’ll be able to hit the road running instead of walking.”


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Model hopefuls line up at the Shoppes at Montage for a casting call held March 8 for the reality television program ’America’s Next Top Model.’

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An open casting call for The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” was held at the Shoppes at Montage on Thursday, March 8 for the reality show’s 19th cycle. The upcoming “college edition” is seeking girls from all walks of life, all parts of the nation, and all types of continuing education who will be invited to show their school spirit — and their modeling chops — to Tyra and the judges. The girls will vie for a prize package that will launch their modeling careers as well as help them continue to earn their degree. Casting calls held in northeastern Pennsylvania in the past have proved remarkably successful. A similar event held in July 2010 discovered Brittani Kline from Beech Creek, who ended up winning Cycle 16. The show’s 18th cycle and first ever “British Invasion” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW. 2. Bricelda Taveras of Scranton. 3. Trennei Adams of Scranton. 4. Katie Truckenbrod of Scranton. 5. Sierra Marshall of Scranton. 6. Brittany LaBadie of Scranton. 7. Kya Haas of Scranton. 8. Ashley Jeffrey of Scranton.


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After picking up the guitar in high school and starting a band in college, it took singer Leigh Kakaty many years to find bandmates that were as dedicated to making music as he was. Even after forming what would become Pop Evil from other local rock bands in Muskegon, Mich., in 2001, it took them until 2008 to release their debut album, “Lipstick on the Mirror.” But when their songs immediately started peaking in Active Rock radio, Kakaty knew their hard work would pay off. “It’s very blue-collar, obviously, in the state of Michigan. So I guess people were more frugal with their money and what they want to spend it on in the live music scene and stuff. We had to make a livingplayingcoversforthelongesttime and kind of gently introducing our original music to people. With the course of time and with radio we finally became popularbackathome,kindofthebigfish in the small pond, so to speak, and just caughttheattentionfromthere,”Kakaty explained. Pop Evil gave away a special edition of the album in May of 2008 as a “thank you” to their loyal fans for their support. “We wanted to make an opportunity to our hometown fans to feel a little closer and to feel part of it, and I guess that’s the Michigan blue-collar way. We’re just veryproudofwherewecomefrom,very proud of the people that have helped get us to where we are,” he emphasized. ByJuneof2009,thebandwasal-

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WHAT: Pop Evil, Otherwise, Lansdowne WHERE: Three Kings, 603 Scranton/ Carbondale Hwy, Mayfield WHEN: March 14, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. COST: $9.79

ready opening for legendary heavy metalbandJudasPriest,butultimately,they were unhappy with the production of their first record and overcame record companyissuestoenlistGrammy-nominated producer Johnny Karkazis to help themworkontheir2010follow-up,“War of Angels,” and establish a definitive sound. “The first thing in the meetings when we were getting ready to launch this album was we wanted to make sure that we had an identity. I think that’s the hard thingforanynewband,nottosoundlike other bands,” Kakaty noted. “Whoever we were as Pop Evil, as musicians, and as brothers at that moment in time – that was literally the best we could do…It’s a true indication of a growing band. I think it’s an awesome sort of biography into who we were as people and a band coming into some sort of musician manhood.” Influenced as much by bands like Guns N’ Ros-

es and Pantera as much they were by contemporaries like Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, and Nickelback, Kakaty hopes that Pop Evil can help bring rock music back into the mainstream with its accessibility and relatable lyrics. “We just try to write great hooks. I think what Johnny K helped us do was sit us down and say, ‘We’re not going to try and write rock and pop songs. We’re going to try and write great songs that have catchy hooks and have catchy melodies that allow people to sing.’ Try to call it the one-time-listen records – whether you like the song or not, you know when you hear a song once or twice, you can sing a word or two or you canhumamelody.That’swhatwe’retrying to do – write songs that take people away and they can escape from their everyday life and hopefully have a good time,” he said. The help of some old pros certainly hasn’t hurt their mission; Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars wrote “Boss’s Daughter” with the band, a single that is becoming one of their biggest to date. “TobeabletoworkwithMickandhave him not only write a song with him but now a song that ended up being a single nowIthinkit’s14inthecountryrightnow, one of the highest songs we’ve had, and it could arguably be one of the biggest song we’ve ever had - to have Mick

be a part of that, to be part of that Motley Crue legacy in some way is pretty humbling. It’s crazy,” Kakaty said. Never resting on their laurels, they spend a majority of their time on the road playing constantly to “stay relevant” despite each member of the band supporting a family back home. Pop Evil stopsatThreeKings,603Scranton/Carbondale Hwy, Mayfield, on March 14 with Otherwise and Lansdowne. “Attheendoftheday,there’snogreater form of advertisement than getting out there and meeting people and people seeing you….That’s what this is about – proving to people. This is America. It’s about ‘prove it to you’ mentality. It’s not about ‘Giveittome.Giveittome.’It’s,‘Proveitto me.Proveittome.’Imean,Americansare smart. They don’t just blow their money just to do it. They’re very finicky and very picky on what they want to spend their money on.” Onceofftheroad,PopEvillikelywon’t slow down, with plans to possibly enter the studio again as early as the end of the year. “We’re excited to go do this next record to hopefully have it be that much better. We have such a higher standard now that we’ll always have from that time period for us…It makes you look forward to maybe the songs that we haven’t written yet that will be a part of our future,” he said. “At the end of the day, whether we make money or whether we don’t, we love what we do, we love playing together, and we love writing music. I think that’s the thing that motivates us.”


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F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 32 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Info: (570) 826-1100, www.kirbycenter.org. Cirque D’Or, Sun., March 25, 3 p.m. Cost: $21.50, $31.50, $41.50, $61.50. KISS Theater Company, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Kingston. One Last ‘One Laugh at Least,’ Sat., March 17, 7-8:30 p.m. and 9:30-11 p.m. Cost: $15. Reservations at (570) 970-8553. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 344-1111, www.scrantonculturalcente-

r.org. Ballroom dancing, to benefit the Choral Society of NEPA, Fri., March 16, 8-11 p.m. Cost: $10. Info: Rick Walling at (570) 417-7036.

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Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. Info: Timothy Smith, (570) 346-6400. Timothy Smith, organist, Sun., March 11, 3 p.m. Cost: Free, donations accepted. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. The Fresh Beat Band, Wed., March 21, 3 and 6 p.m. Cost: $25, $35. New Visions Studio and Gallery. ShamRock Show 2, with Blinded

Passenger, Silhouette Lies, This forming Arts. is a Movement, Sarah Yazkanin, Best of Second City, Fri., March and Chuck Silsby (of The Way), 23, 8 p.m. Cost: $28. Fri., March 16, 8-11:30 p.m. Cost: Scranton Cultural Center. $5. Up and Coming Comedy series, Sat., March 24, 7 p.m. cocktail hour, 8 p.m. show. Cost: $16.

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Go ahead. Ask. Right now. Because if you have cancer, you need to go where seven world class doctors constantly review your case. And weigh in on your progress.Where our team asks questions and listens to what you have to say.Where our doctors lead you to the most appropriate treatment, even if it isn’t here. And do everything humanly, and scientifically, possible to replace your fear with hope.

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AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 969-1040, www.artistsforart.org. Paintings by Heather Martyak and Annmarie Ciccarelli. ArtWorks Gallery and Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 207-1815, www.artworksnepa.com. Works of David Bender, through March 29. Beko Sushi and Grill, 414 Spruce St., Scranton. Info: (570) 3410205, www.bekosushi.com. ‘Paint the Town,’ paintings by Sheila Sankar. The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 341-6761, www.thebogscranton.com. ‘Coal Country,’ photographs of Moira Hauer. Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center Street, Scranton, (570) 3443313, www.cameraworkgallery.org. ‘Factorium: A Pictorial Essay of American Factories,” photographs of Rebecca Battle, continues to April 2. The Fanciful Fox, 342 Adams Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 558-3001, www.fancifulfox.com. ‘Personal Works of Derek Zielinski,’ charcoal and oils. Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Rd., Clarks Summit. Art auction, benefiting Rotary Club of the Abingtons, Fri., March 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Info: Donald Myer at (570) 586-1317 or Norbert Mayr at (570) 335-2467. Laura Craig Gallery, 307 Linden St., Scranton, (570) 9637995. ‘Open Your Heart,’ small works to benefit the American Heart Association. Marquis Art & Frame, Scranton, 515 Center St., Scranton, (570) 344-3313, www.marquisartframe.com. ‘Shine,’ paintings by Leigh Pawling. New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. Info: (570) 878-3970, www.newvisionsstudio.com. ‘Nature’s Finest Art,’ works of Dana Gabel, Mark Charles Rooney, Amy Lynn Wyman, and Bethel Wyman, continues to March 30. Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 348-6278, www.marywood.edu/galleries. ‘Michael Mirabio: Lost Voices,’ in the Suraci Gallery, continues to March 18. ‘Photography on Campus,’ in the Mahady Gallery, continues to


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CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

DUNMORE – Travis Langlois’ entrance into the world of commercial baking started with a bet that he accepted at his job. “Somebody baked something, brought it in, and I looked at it and said, ‘Oh, that’s Betty Crocker.’ She looked at me and said, ‘You can’t do better,’” the 23-yearold Dunmore resident and 2006 Valley View graduate recalled. The next day, he carried a triple-layer, chocolate covered cherry cheesecake into the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel where he works as a server. It garnered some choice words from the co-worker along with a reaction he didn’t expect. “People started asked to buy it,” he said. It wasn’t long after that Sept. 2011 challenge that he had business cards and menus printed along with a Facebook page developed to promote the Tra-Lang Cheesecake Company. Baking out of his Electric Street apartment, Langlois currently offers 10 year-round flavors and 15 seasonal varieties of cheesecake. He filled 30 orders on Thanksgiving and another 50 on Christmas. “Right now, I have four weddings this year, and I just picked up a bridal shower,” he said. To make the business a bit more original, he’s crafted some off-the-wall varieties, including peppermint bark and chocolate mudslide cheesecakes. Langlois said the idea for unique flavors comes first, and the process follows. “I worry about actually making it after. I figure that if I can think it up, I can make it into a cheesecake,” he said. He’s taken requests for some very unusual varieties, including a cheesesteak cheesecake complete with an Italian bread crumb crust, steak, and sautéed peppers. The cheesecakes cost $25,

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SHOW SUPPORT Vote for Travis Langlois and the Tra-Lang Cheesecake company in the ‘Get on the Shelf’ contest at www.getontheshelf.com/product/3612/GourmetCheesecakes or text ‘3612’ to 383838. Donate to his Kickstarter campaign at http://kck.st/xekjGZ.

$30, and $35 for 8-, 9-, and 10-inch dishes, and they’re available in more traditional flavors like Oreo cookie, New York style, and chocolate peanut butter. Whoopie pies and cake pops, which were recently added to his menu, cost $7.50 per dozen. He has plans to begin baking scones, cupcakes, muffins, and breads in the future. Despite a move to aid family in Harrisburg on March 25, Langlois said he intends to keep baking to build a new clientele as well as maintain orders in northeastern Pennsylvania when returning on a monthly basis. He plans to come back and help create jobs in the region close to his one-year anniversary in business. “I like Dunmore. I’d like to come back and open a bakery here,” he said. To continue the dream, he’s looking for help from folks on the Internet. Langlois is currently involved in a crowd funding campaign through www.kickstarter.com and the “Get on the Shelf ” promotion through Walmart. The first online effort will help fund an environmentally-friendly storefront with equally green packaging to ship his baked goods across the country. The second could land him opportunities to sell his products through www.walmart.com or even in Walmart

Travis Langlois holds a mint chocolate chip cheescake in his Dunmore kitchen. Also pictured are a banana roster cheesecake with caramel rum sauce and Milano cookie Whoopie pies.

stores. When baking that first cheesecake last year on a

bet, Langlois said he never saw himself building a business.

“It took on a mind of its own,” he said. “But I was enjoying it. I still am.”


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Sucked in by ‘Comic Book Men’ THEY FINALLY got me. My parents, my siblings, my friends — they all watch at least one, but usually several,ofthelatestbreedof reality shows. Whether it’s “Pawn Stars” or“AmericanPickers”or“StorageWars,” everyone I know is watching some program about buying and selling old junk. Not all of them are bad per se, but when I watch TV on rare occasions, staged “real life” situations aren’t exactly my ideal form of entertainment. Then AMC pulled a fast one on me, like a seller being talked into unloading an antique for a quarter of its value. “The Walking Dead” is one of those shows that I couldn’t help but love, both as a comic book geek and a zombie fan. AndsinceIdon’tworkonSundays,itwas inevitable that I would get hooked on the series, along with its subsequent live talk show “Talking Dead.” While it’s bogged down by time constraints, commercial breaks, and incessant clips, I almost always stick around, mainly because host Chris Hardwick of “The Nerdist Podcast” fame does a great job of keeping the conversation interesting. But “The Walking Dead” ends at 10 p.m. and “Talking Dead” conveniently doesn’t start until midnight, so what does AMC sandwich in between? Another comic book show. There goes my productivity. “Comic Book Men,” which premiered Feb. 12 after the return of “Walking Dead”’s second season, is another “unscripted” reality show — the twist is that this one takes place in a comic shop, specifically Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash in Red Bank, N.J. Owned by cult movie writer/director Kevin Smith, the shop is run by his longtime friend Walt Flanagan and two employees, Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen. Smith’s friend and fellow writer/director Bryan Johnson constantly hangs out at the store, so he rounds out the “cast” of the program. The show’s main focus is the buying and selling of things — in this case, comics and related collectibles. In fact, they appraise and purchase so many of these items from customers that even Walt jokes about how no one ever buys anything from them. The same elements that prevent me from watching other appraisal shows of its kind are still present in “Comic Book Men,” however. One thing all reality shows are guilty of is that all the real life “drama” is clearly staged. The customers who come through the

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY RICH HOWELLS door, on the other hand, are likely legitimate, though I’m sure they plan out when and how they will arrive sothatthecameraswillbeready.(I doubt the guy who shows up in Batmobile replica just happened tobedrivingbythebiggestcomic store in New Jersey.) It also just so happens that every time the boys at the shop can’t determine what something is worth, they have an “expert” on that particular thing who is just a phone call away. Weirdly enough, I actually met the girl with the strange and colorful butterfly hairdo in the third episode while waiting in line to meet Simon Pegg at a book signing in New York City last year, sowhenshecameintosellher“Transformers” statue, I believe that she’s just a fan who just wanted to be on the show. The set-up situations and how some customers overact for the camera crew really take me out of the whole thing. While true “reality” may be much more boring, life running a comic store is likely interesting enough. Having worked many years in retail myself, I can attest that you get a lot of legitimate crazies walking through the door. Infact,oneofthebetterpartsthisshow that makes it stand out is something that isn’t staged at all. Smith now makes a pretty good living as an Internet radio personality with his own podcast network. Each member of the “cast” participates in a recording of a companion podcast entitled “The Secret Stash,” which often details their misadventures at the storeoranalyzesthelivesofsuperheroes. It’s a clever way to set up the scenes from the store while incorporating Kevin into the show, as he lives on the opposite coast and isn’t present at the Stash every day, though they don’t exactly let him be himself. Any fan of his movies, from “Clerks” to “Dogma” to “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” knows that he’s much louder than his quiet film counterpart, and usually every word out of his mouth is a curse or lewd sexual reference. On network television, that part of his personality is notably missing, replaced by “safe” terminology chopped in editing. Not to nitpick, but the editing is so poor that they always cut these clips down to the same formula – Kev asks a

question, someone answers it, someone else delivers a witty retort that makes it into a joke at their expense, cut to someone laughing at them. It’s like a forced laugh track using the proper cue. Again, just let realitybereality—they’reallnaturallyfunny guys, so the coercion isn’t necessary. Though, as you’ve probably noted, I kept tuning in. That’s mostly due to its time slot, but it’s a program that knows its audience well despite relying heavily on reality show clichés. I’ve traveled to the Stash before, as it’s only a few hours away from here, and I’m

a longtime fan of Smith’s work, so it was almost impossible for me to not enjoy “Comic Book Men.” Knowing how easy it is to get suckedintohoursofclutter-sellingtelevision, however, I wasn’t ready to give up my Sunday evenings without a fight. As its preceding show will tell you, it seems we all get bitten in the end. Now I’m wondering just how much those “Star Wars” figures in my back room are worth. If you see me pop up in Season 2, then you’ll know it’s bad.


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Abington Heights’ 400 freestyle relay team members Emma Gromelski, Vanessa Lempicky, Sydney Gualtieri, and Morgan Muller celebrate their March 3 win.

medals Friday and Saturday. They did their best to make Scranton Prep a contender before settling for third place in the division and second place in the District 2 Class AA Championships standings. Without the team depth to provide more points, they were often battling overwhelming odds. The efforts they produced kept their team competitive, but now is their chance to focus strictly on their own success at the state championships. Nonnenberg, who broke the 34-yearold record that Olympian Sue Heon set while swimming at Abington Heights, used that time to earn the state’s top seed in the 500-yard freestyle. Campo is seeded first in the 100 breaststroke.

Scranton Prep has its own team element for the final week of the season. The Classics put their top four together for relay teams that are seeded second (200 medley) and third (200 freestyle) in the state. Nonnenberg adds a second seed in the 200 IM and Campo a third in the 100 fly. The week ahead will emphasize the strength of four standouts who likely will push Scranton Prep to near the top of the team standings in the state. Last weekend showed how a group effort could bring an Abington Heights team to a share of the top spot in the northeastern part of the state.

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scored at least one of the team’s 279 points. Sydney Gualtieri stood out with the only district title and only individual state berth. Emma Gromelski and Vanessa Lempicky joined her on two district championship relay teams and were also part of the closing second-place relay effort that lifted the Lady Comets from behind and into a tie for the team title. Rachel Smertz and Morgan Muller were each part of a first- and second-place relay team while also scoring in two individual events. Chloe Sweeney led a group of girls who scored points in two individual events. That group included Krista Brickel, Annie Gromelski, Eliza Burdick-Risser, and Jessica Mahler. Divers Quinn Gibbons and Marissa Gretz joined Kasey Feather and Kristie Furiosi in providing points in one event. The two winning relay teams and Gualtieri, a freshman, learned Thursday that they are seeded near the bottom of their events on the highly competitive Class AAA level. That makes the state championships in Bucknell University more about being a reward for the effort each of the entries put into leading a set of strong team accomplishments. Mia Nonnenberg, Rebekah Campo, Kaitie Voitik, and Maria Telincho head to Bucknell expected to compete for state

(at Bucknell University) CLASS AAA GIRLS (Wednesday, Thursday) Abington Heights 200 medley relay team, 200 freestyle relay team Sydney Gualtieri, Abington Heights, 100 breaststroke CLASS AA BOYS (Friday, Saturday) Scranton Prep 200 medley relay Ryan Sebastianelli, Scranton Prep, 100 butterfly CLASS AA GIRLS (Friday, Saturday) Scranton Prep 200 medley relay team, 200 freestyle relay team Kaitie Voitik, Scranton Prep, 200 freestyle Mia Nonnenberg, Scranton Prep, 200 individual medley, 500 freestyle Rebekah Campo, Scranton Prep, 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke Megan Carey, Holy Cross, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke

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THE DISTRICT 2 Swimming and Diving Championships can be about pursuing many different goals. Like the track and field and wrestling championships, which combine individual competition with team scoring, the focus can be on either individual or team excellence. District championships can also be about the culmination of a pursuit of the biggest available local championships or simply taking care of the first step to position oneself for a shot at larger accomplishments on the state level. The Abington Heights and Scranton Prep girls’ swim teams left Wilkes-Barre last weekend with different but equal reasons to be proud of their accomplishments. The Lady Comets celebrated teamwork; the Classics individual success. For the most part, it was the end of a championship run for Abington Heights. For four talented Scranton Prep swimmers, it may have only been a beginning. Abington Heights’ depth and the points piled up primarily by the four Scranton Prep standouts left the teams tied when they met in the regular season. As schools with different enrollments, they took separate paths for the postseason. Abington Heights followed up its Wyoming Valley Conference Northern Division championship by claiming a share of the District 2-4 Regional Class AAA title with Hazleton Area. A total of 14 Abington Heights girls

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county commissioners and the Lackawanna County Stadium Authority board to change the actual name. The nickname change Wednesday will benefit the New York area, Wansacz said, which is a marketing approach to making the team favorable to the area in which the team is playing. When the 2012 season is over, Wansacz said the nickname will be dropped. Frank Tunis, solicitor of the stadium authority, and Jim Timlin, chairman of the stadium authority board, did not return phone calls seeking comment about the nickname Thursday. “We felt we should do something to commemorate this historic season,” said Rochester General Manager Dan Mason on Wednesday, who generated the idea to call the Triple-A Yankees something other than Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for this summer.

“We thought it would be a neat marketing idea.” New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman called the team the Empire State Yankees in reports as far back as November. Rochester’s Frontier Field will host 37 home games for the Triple-A Yankees, while 10 more will be played in Syracuse, seven in Batavia and six in Buffalo. That means 60 of the team’s 72 “home” games will be played in New York state this season, and 84 of the team’s total of 144 games will be played in upstate New York.

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Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz said Thursday he and fellow Commissioner Corey O’Brien aren’t concerned about a nickname change for the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees. “It’s not a name change, it’s a nickname change,” Wansacz said. “There’s a lot of confusion. (The team) cannot change its name without our approval.” Now the commissioners are focused on making sure there will be baseball in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2013. “Right now, we don’t have a deal on the table” with the Yankees, Wansacz said Thursday. “Will there be baseball in 2013? That’s what we’re concerned about.” Franchises sign player development contracts with parent companies, in this case the New York Yankees, for either two or four years. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are at the end of its player development contract this year, and there is a

possibility the team might not play in the area. As long as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees aren’t sold, the area is still guaranteed to have a Triple-A franchise. A current agreement with the Yankees stipulated the team will lease the stadium for at least 30 Triple-A baseball seasons, two possible 10-year lease renewal options, and pay annual rent to the authority for $750,000. On Wednesday when International League officials announced the Triple-A Yankees would be called the Empire State Yankees while they call a Rochester, N.Y., field home for the 2012 playing season while their Moosic home undergoes renovations. Lackawanna County signed a construction contract with EwingCole in August 2011 for improvements to the 22-year-old stadium, formerly known as Lackawanna County Stadium, worth $28.7 million. Thefranchisewouldneedtheapprovalof


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ARTS

NEWS

Abington boys dump Northern Lehigh

TOM ROBINSON For Go Lackawanna

JASON RIEDMILLER/FOR GO LACKAWANNA

SCRANTON — Abington Heights took the lead by running off 19 straight points to start the second quarter. The Comets stayed there by going 11-for-14 from the line in the final 1:37. Sophomore guard J.C. Show was a big part of both stretches and scored a team-high 20 points to lead Abington Heights past Northern Lehigh, 62-54, Friday night in the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA boys’ basketball tournament. Show got help from Jason Bamford and Kevin Elwell in producing the second-quarter run. He joined Elwell, John Vassil, and Pat Calvey for the big finish. Lucas Price, a 6-foot-7 junior center, picked Abington Heights apart on the perimeter in the first quarter. He scored 14 of his 21 points to help the Bulldogs to a 20-9 lead. The Comets scored the next 19 points with Show (nine) and Bamford (five) producing the

Abington’s TJ Murray puts up two over North Lehigh’s Lucas Pierce.

MORE ONLINE For results of Saturday’s state games involving the Holy Cross and Riverside boys, see www.golackawanna.com/sports.

first 14 of the streak. “That was a lot of fun,” Show said of the streak. “A lot of people may have counted us out. “There was a lot of game left, but they were giving it to us.” The Comets turned things around with the streak that gave them a 28-20 lead on Elwell’s 3-

pointer with 1:51 left. After the Bulldogs scored for the first time in the quarter, Elwell added a three-point play for a 31-22 lead. John Vassil came off the bench to help shut down Price. “John Vassil did a great job for us when he first went in,” Abing-

ton Heights coach Ken Bianchi said. “We put him on (Price). “He just never gives up.” Northern Lehigh rallied to take a 42-41lead into the final six minutes. Bamford hit one of two free throws to put Abington Heights ahead to stay, 44-43, with 3:58 left. The free throw started a streak of eight straight points – the last five by Show, who hit a 3-pointer for a 51-43 lead with 2:39 left. The Bulldogs scored the next four points and eventually got as close as 57-54 with 30 seconds left, but the late foul shooting kept Abington Heights on top. Show was 4-for-6 late while Vassil and Elwell were 2-for-2 and Calvey was 3-for-4. “The key to winning was three things,” Bianchi said. “We couldn’t get clobbered on the boards, which we sometimes do. “We had to take pride in our defense, and we had to be disciplined.” Price, Devin Glose and Caleb Johnson all grabbed at least seven rebounds, but none had more than eight for the Bulldogs.

After giving up 20 points in the first quarter, the Comets allowed just four in the second quarter and 28 total the rest of the game. And, they turned the ball over only six times all night. Bamford finished with 12 points and five blocked shots. T.J. Murray had 10 points. Elwell added nine points and Vassil eight. The Comets advance to Tuesday’s second round where they will face District 3 champion Berks Catholic (28-2). Berks Catholic is in the first year as the merger of Reading Central Catholic and Reading Holy Name. The Saints feature Division I recruits Marquis Marshall, the son of former NBA player Donyell Marshall, and 6-foot-9 Donovan Jack. MORE CLASS AAA Danville closed with a 12-4 flurry to defeat Scranton Prep, 61-50, Friday night in Shamokin. Scranton Prep cut an eightpoint deficit after three quarters to 49-46 but had its comeback See BOYS, Page 25

PIAA GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Lady Comets, Bucks, Meteors advance

SPORTS

TOM ROBINSON For Go Lackawanna

SCRANTON – Abington Heights and Dunmore knocked off District 1 opponents from the Philadelphia suburbs to highlight a 4-2 start by Lackawanna League teams in thePennsylvaniaInterscholasticAthleticAssociation girls’ basketball tournament. Abington Heights, in Class AAAA, and Dunmore and Montrose, in Class AA, all advanced to the second round with victories Friday night. Forest City made it through a preliminary round Tuesday to reach Saturday’s first full round in Class A. CLASS AAAA Abington Heights held Upper Darby scoring leader Tyra Polite to just two free throws for three quarters on the way to a 50-40 victory Friday night at the Lackawanna College Student Union. “The defense was the key,” Abington Heights coach Vince Bucciarelli said. “I thought Lauren Hoyt did a great job on their best ballplayer.” Hoyt also contributed five points, three assists, and four steals while earning praise

from Bucciarelli for dealing with Upper Darby’s pressure man-to-man defense. Melanie Coles led the way for the Lady Comets with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and three steals. She had the team’s only three field goals in the fourth quarter when Abington Heights was able to maintain its10-point lead despite going just 7-for-14 from the line. TiffanyO’Donnelladded13points,including 3-for-4 at the line in the fourth quarter, and had six assists. Breanna Toro, who had nine rebounds and three blocked shots, and Katherine Rosencrance, who drew the other main defensive assignment, had eight points each. O’Donnell’s 3-pointer broke the last tie with 3:18 left in the first quarter and started a 7-2 run to close the quarter with a 14-9 lead. The Lady Comets were up 20-9 before Upper Darby closed the half with a 10-2 run. O’Donnell had five points while Toro and Rosencrance added four each when Abington Heights took charge in the third quarter. It was O’Donnell who keyed an11-2 run to a 33-23 lead early in the half. She set up Toro for the first two baskets then scored the next five points before Coles made a steal for the final basket.

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Abington Heights will face District 3 second-place finisher Central Dauphin in Tuesday’s second round. Central Dauphin (17-10) beat Northeast from Philadelphia, 50-36. Kate Fitzpatrick had 18 points for Upper Darby. Wallenpaupack was eliminated by Upper Dublin, 57-35, in the preliminary round. CLASS AAA District 2 champion Honesdale played a first-round game Saturday at Marywood University. CLASS AA Molly Burke scored 19 points and went 5for-6 from the line down the stretch when Dunmore traveled to Coatesville Friday night to knock off District1champion Christopher Dock, 50-43. The Lady Bucks are seeking a second straight state championship game appear-

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The Abington Lady Comets celebrate their win on Friday.

ance and the third in school history. FreshmanJillianKorgeskiadded12points to help Dunmore (24-4) bounce back from having its streak of District 2 championships ended at six with a loss to Montrose. Dunmore moves into Tuesday’s second round against District 3 champion York Catholic, which had represented the east in the See GIRLS, Page 28


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GOLackawanna

Late 3 lifts Royals to Elite Eight

Staff reports

Farrell raced up the left sideline and released the game-winning shot from in front of his own bench. “We practice that situation and generally the kids know just to get it and push it,” Scranton coach Carl Danzig said. “We don’t want to call a timeout and let the other team set up. “I saw Travis get a clean look and figured we go into OT if he missed.” Farrell completed a 17-point effort and made a second venture into overtime in three NCAA games unnecessary.

The Royals used a Matt Swaback 3-pointer to end regulation and force overtime in their tournament opener last weekend. Ross Danzig, a freshman from Abington Heights, added 14 points. Tommy Morgan had nine points and 10 rebounds. Scranton won its sixth straight and 11th in the last 12 games to improve to 23-7 overall. The Royals needed another win Saturday to reach the Final Four next weekend in Salem, Va. Joey Kizel, who hit the tying basket with six seconds left, led Middlebury with 21 points.

Ryan Sharry, who averaged nearly 20 points and 10 rebounds, battled foul trouble and only produced 13 points. “We were happy that we were able to neutralize Sharry,” Danzig said. Scranton led by six early in the second half before Middlebury moved ahead by a point twice. Dan Hilferty and Danzig hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Scranton ahead by five with 11:51 left. Kizel had Middlebury’s final nine points.

LOCAL COLLEGE SPORTS ROUNDUP

Falcons fly to NJCAA regional title

SEASON PREVIEW Strong finishes in 2011 and impressive starts in 2012 give reason to believe that this could be a successful season for local college baseball teams. Keystone College is coming off an appearance at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III World Series

Scranton graduate Tyler Buckley struck out 10 in eight innings of a 3-1 win over NJCAA Division I power Eastern Oklahoma State College as part of a 4-2 record against strong competition in a trip to Tennessee. Corey Gorman, Robert Della Polla, and Rocky Sawyer each had double-figures strikeout games in their first appearances for Scranton. The Royals allowed just five runs in their most recent three wins. Both Keystone and Scranton are now in Florida for a series of games. Marywood, which is just getting back from Florida, used strong pitching to get off to a 5-1 start. Michael Ciavarella and Nicholas DeFebo had complete games Tuesday in a doubleheader sweep of Geneva College, 4-0 and 3-2, in Fort Pierce, Fla. The Pacers extended the winning streak to four games Thursday morning. They allowed just six runs in those games. Baptist Bible College was swept, 10-2 and 9-4, by Gallaudet College in its season opener. The Defenders are not part of the CSAC in baseball. WEEKLY HONORS Scranton’s Butler was named Landmark Conference baseball Player of the Week. Butler had a game-ending grand slam among his three

homers and 11 RBI in Scranton’s 4-0 start. He hit .483 (7-for-16) with six runs scored and two stolen bases. Keystone’s Rob Rogers was named to the CSAC baseball Honor Roll after striking out eight and giving up just two hits in five scoreless innings. Marywood’s Taylor McKeown was named to the CSAC women’s lacrosse Honor Roll after scoring six goals and adding an assist in the season opener. Scranton goalie Kathleen Smart was named Landmark Conference women’s lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week after making eight saves in a 1312, season-opening win over Haverford. TOP GAMES Sarah Caughy and McKeown scored four goals each Wednesday to help Marywood improve to 3-0 with a 15-11 women’s lacrosse victory at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. Kerry Sullivan scored five of the 16 straight goals Scranton used to pound Neumann University, 16-5, in women’s lacrosse Tuesday. Union County College defeated Lackawanna, 60-53, March 3 in the NJCAA Region XIX Division II women’s basketball championship game at Lincroft, N.J. Scranton High graduate Terika Turner had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Falcons in the loss. — Compiled by Tom Robinson

fall short as three players fouled out. Andrew Andreychuk scored 27 points for the Ironmen, who have won 23 straight since an 0-2 start. Mac Temples scored five of his 17 to keep the Cavaliers within 16-14 after one quarter. Danville hurt Scranton Prep with 3-pointers while opening the lead to 31-22 at halftime. The Cavaliers finished 18-8. CLASS AAAA Delaware Valley, the lone District 2 survivor from the District 2-4 tournament, pulled off an upset in Tuesday’s preliminary round. The Warriors knocked off Council Rock, 53-46, in overtime to earn a Saturday game against District 3 champion Chambersburg. CLASS AA Meyers, Holy Cross, and Riverside represented District 2 in Saturday’s opening round. CLASS A Old Forge won a preliminary round game Tuesday before being eliminated Friday night. Brian Tomasetti scored 28 points in a 68-63 victory over host Antietam in Reading. The Blue Devils lost, 48-30, to the School at Church Farms, the District 1 champion, Friday at Plymouth-Whitemarsh. Old Forge opened a 32-10, second-quarter lead in Tuesday’s game, then held on from there. Dave Argust scored 15 points and J Argonish added 14 in the win. Argust had 13 to lead the Blue Devils (9-16) in Friday’s loss. Church Farm led just 5-2 after one quarter but stretched its advantage to 21-9 at halftime and rolled from there. District 2 champion Susquehanna took a five-point halftime lead before falling, 57-41, to Faith Christian Friday night at Scranton High School. The Sabers, who won their first district title since 1961, got 15 and 14 points from Andrzej Tomczyk and Cole Mallery, a pair of juniors. RICK NOTARI also contributed to this report.

SPORTS

TOP STORY Lackawanna College captured the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIX Division II men’s basketball title March 3 with a 7968 victory over Essex County College in Lincroft, N.J. DeAndre Albritton was named tournament Most Valuable Player after leading the Falcons to victory with 21 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. Antione Hackman added 17 points and Vincent Roux 10 in the win. Lackawanna’s Raru Archer was named Region XIX Division II Coach of the Year. Both the Lackawanna men and women are in action this weekend in district tournament play, trying to advance to the national tournament.

and opened the season nationally ranked. Lackawanna College came within one run of reaching the NJCAA Division II World Series last season. The University of Scranton used strong pitching and the power hitting of Scranton High School graduate Sean Butler to get off to a 4-0 start in for the first time since 1959. Pitching also excelled early to help Marywood win five of its first six games. Three-time defending champion Keystone was selected as the preseason Colonial States Athletic Conference favorite in a poll of CSAC coaches. The Giants were 38-12 last season when they were one of the last four teams contending for a national title. Keystone opened the season ranked 16th by d3baseball.com, which named second baseman and returning CSAC Player of the Year Esteban Meletiche a pre-season All-American. Meletiche had three hits, four walks, and two stolen bases in the team’s 1-1 start. Neumann University was picked second in the seventeam league. Marywood was picked to finish fifth. Lackawanna improved to 6-5 with Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of Cecil College, the team that kept the Falcons out of the NJCAA Division II World Series last year.

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BOYS NEWS

Travis Farrell’s 3-pointer at the final buzzer Friday night continued the University of Scranton’s post-season dramatics and moved the Royals into the Elite Eight for the first time in 24 years with a 58-55 victory over host Middlebury College in an NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament game in Vermont. Middlebury, the nation’s fourth-ranked team, recovered from a five-point deficit in the final 45 seconds and tied the game with six seconds left.

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Burke, Louisville hope for NCAA berth

SPORTS

ARTS

NEWS

ON CAMPUS

BECKY BURKE and her Louisville teammates will be sitting in front of the television Monday night. BILL ARSENAULT Burke (Abington Heights) and the Cardinals will be watching the NCAA Division I This was Dende’s first season as a starter. Afwomen’s basketball selection show in hopes of ter seeing limited action his first two seasons gaining an at-large berth to the big dance. Louisville (22-9) is ranked 19th in the coun- with the Yellowjackets, he was a super sub last tryandplaysinthetoughBigEastConference. season.Comingoffthebench,heaveraged11.7 points a game and hit 56 of 124 The fact that the Cardinals were 3-pointattempts(45.2).Hehada beaten 68-61 in overtime by No. career-high 29 points against 13-ranked St. John’s in the league Emory last year. quarterfinals last weekend shouldn’t hurt their chances. DOYLE FALLS SHORT Burke has had an outstanding Kutztown junior April Doyle senior season. She’s second on (Lakeland) captured the shot the team in scoring (11.6) and put at the PSAC Indoor Chamhashit79of2033-pointattempts pionships for the third straight (.389). She’s second on the team year. She won this year’s event in minutes played (32.5) and is with a toss of 46-1/2. It was her also averaging 3.1 rebounds a best throw of the season and was game with 37 assists and 26 an NCAA Division II provisional steals. qualifying mark that put her in The 5-foot-11 guard had a cathe top 20 in the nation. Howevreer-high 28 points in an 89-62 er, her name wasn’t picked to victory over Syracuse. She tied a compete in the national tournaschool record by making eight 3ment. point baskets (in 13 attempts) in Doyle won last year’s shot put thatgame.Shealsohit4of6from championship with a toss of 43-4 outsidethearcina20-pointeffort Becky Burke ½. Two years ago, she took the tiin a 75-62 triumph over DePaul. Burke has scored 1,268 points in her career tle with a toss of 43-1 ½. Doyle will now concentrate on the outdoor to rank 11th all-time at Louisville. Her 247 3season which begins with the Shamrock Invipoint baskets rank third. tational this Thursday and Friday in Conway, DENDE WRAPS IT UP S.C. She will be shooting for her third straight Chris Dende came up big for the Rochester shot put title and will also compete in the hammer and discus. men’s basketball team this season. Dende (Scranton Prep) started all 25 games for the Yellowjackets, who finished17-8 overall THRAN HELPS SEAHAWKS The UNC-Wilmington men’s swim team and 8-6 in the University Athletic Association. The6-foot-3,200poundguardwasthirdonthe captured its11th straight Colonial Athletic Asteam in scoring (10.8) and hit 56 of128 3-point sociation Championship, and sophomore attempts (.439). He also averaged 3.6 re- Gabe Thran came up with a solid effort for the bounds and had 40 assists, 36 steals and 11 Seahawks. Thran(AbingtonHeights)wasamemberof blocked shots. He was an All-UAA honorable the 400 free relay which not only finished first mention. Dende finished with a flourish in the final butsetameetrecordwithatimeof2:57.34.He two games, scoring18 points in an 81-74 victo- also helped the 800 free relay finish third ry over Carnegie Mellon and wrapping up his (6:39.50). Thran also picked up points individually career with 21 points in a 92-73 triumph over Emory. He had a career-high six 3-point bas- when he finished second in the 200 freestyle kets against Emory and was10-for-12 from out- (1:37.98), seventh in the 100 freestyle (45.15) and 14th in the 50 freestyle (21.12). side the arc in the final two games.

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state final five straight times before the Lady Bucks filled that role last season. York Catholic, which won its seventh straight District 3 title, is 26-3. Montrose advanced with a 57-41 victory over Wyalusing at Scranton High School Friday. Dallas Ely, who went 5-for-10

from 3-point range, had 28 points and five steals to lead the Lady Meteors. Montrose won its 24th straight to improve to 25-2 overall. Freshman guard Meghan Gilhool, often the shortest player on the floor, contributed 11 rebounds and eight assists. The Lady Meteors face District 12 champion Carver Engineering & Sciences from Philadelphia (17-5) in Tuesday’s second round. MountCarmelimprovedto26-0

PIAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Laytos’ HS career set for stellar finish at tourney Staff Reports

Lackawanna Trail’s Eric Laytos found himself in what was arguably the most-anticipated bout of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Wrestling Championships when he brought his high school career to a close Saturday afternoon at the Giant Center in Hershey. Laytos, who in 2010 became the first sophomore to ever win a Pennsylvania title in the old 215-pound weight class, ran into an opponent with even more impressive credentials. Richland’s John Rizzo came in as a two-time defending champion, winning both titles in the 285-pound weight class before dropping down to 220 of Class AA. For the matchup to happen, Rizzo had to rally in one bout and rely on the good sportsmanship of an opponent to escape another. Rizzo defeated Fort LeBoeuf’s Evan Daley, 13-6, in Friday’s semifinals but was called for an illegal slam as time expired. Although the clock had run out, Daley was placed on a two-minute injury timeout. If he was unfit to continue at that point because of an injury, he would have been awarded a win by disqualification because of being hurt by the illegal move. Daley and coach Tim Simon told officials to stop the injury clock before the two minutes was up and said he would be able to continue. That decision allowed Rizzo to wrestle for a third straight title while Simon moved to the consolation bracket. Laytos arrived in Hershey with the only unbeaten record at his weight class and rolled into the finals with two straight victories. The Lackawanna Trail senior wrestled only 33 seconds Thursday. That is the time he needed to pin Camp Hill’s Gus Bostdorf. Laytos pinned Matt Mongera of Se-

and avenged its most recent loss when it defeated Mid Valley, 63-43. The loss ended the career of Danielle Terranella, Mid Valley’s alltime leading scorer. Terranella scored 26 points to push her career total to 1,730. Alison Varano scored 24 points for Mount Carmel, which was eliminated by Mid Valley in the same round last year. Kim Andruscavage added 20 points. CLASS A

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neca in 4:43 to repeat the result from when they met in the 2010 state final. The win clinched a third straight state medal for Laytos. The second state final appearance was clinched Friday night with a 7-2 decision over Cochranton’s Cameron Cyphert. The win improved Laytos, Lackawanna Trail’s career leader in wins, to 38-0 on the season. Rizzo took a 41-1record into the final after posting one pin and two decisions, including 5-4 over Halifax’s Joey Kaufman in the first round. Scranton’s Mark Granahan earned a medal in Class AAA while Michael Carr of Abington Heights had his season come to an end with losses in his first two bouts. Granahan was set to wrestle Saturday night to determine whether he finished seventh or eighth in the state at 160 pounds. The top eight finishers in each weight class receive medals. Granahan gained his medal by winning two straight after a first-round loss. The senior fell, 7-3, his opener against Zach Zavatsky of Greater Latrobe, the same opponent he was facing Saturday night for seventh place. Granahan came back to defeat Tyler Hendricks of General McLane, 7-4, and Colton Peppelman of Central Dauphin, 7-2. He then lost by the ultimate tiebreaker, 6-5, to Ringgold’s Jake Wisener. Carr, a junior, lost two straight by technical fall at 152 pounds. He was beaten, 18-1, in 2:44 by Central Dauphin’s Garrett Peppelman, then, 15-0, in 3:59 by Boyertown’s Jon Neiman.

Carly Erdmann scored all 16 of her points in the first half Tuesday when Forest City defeated Hershey Christian, 40-21, in Hershey in a preliminary round game. The Lady Foresters had failed to produce a field goal in the entire first half of their District 2 championship game last week. Forest City led 13-5 after one quarter and 29-9 at halftime. “We hit some threes and we played good man-to-man defense,”

Forest City coach Carl Urbas said. Erdmann had two 3-pointers and Cassandra Bendyk, who finished with 10 points, had one during the first half. The Lady Foresters played Saturday against District 1 champion Delaware County Christian. District 2 champion Old Forge was facing Morrisville. BRIDGETTE ROBINSON and ROB TOMKAVAGE also contributed to this report.


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24 950*

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2007 FOR D EX P L OR ER L TD SP OR T TR AC 4W D

12 995*

2005 CH EV Y EX P R ESS 3500 CAR GO

#11908A , V8, A utom atic, A ir, PW , PD L, C ruise, O nStar, Pow er Seats, Tow ing Pkg ., A lloy W heels

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2006 GM C CAN YON SL R EGU L AR CAB 4W D

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16 999*

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$

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#Z2661, 4.3LV6 A utom atic, A ir, FullFloor C overing, PW , PD L, C loth Seats, O nStar, C ruise, O nly 49K M iles

#11952A , V8 A utom atic w / O D , A ir, C D , Leather, PW , PD L, Rem ote Keyless Entry, D eep Tinted G lass, Low M iles

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2006 GM C ENV OY D ENAL IX L 4W D

2006 JEEP L IBER TY 4X 4

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“Braun” W heelchair Lift

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18 900*

$

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22 999*

$

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#12211A ,6.0LV8,A utom atic,A ir,Suspension Pkg., PW ,PD L,C ruise,Tow ing Pkg.,SteelW heels

$

28 999* ,

2009 CH EV R OL ET SIL V ER AD O 1500 EX TEND ED CAB Z71

#Z2596A ,3.7LV6 A utom atic,A ir C onditioning, PW ,PD L,Tilt,A M /FM /C D ,A lloy W heels,42K M iles

12 995*

$

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Open House Directory The Greater Scranton Board of REALTORS®, Inc.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2012 12-1:30PM

$162,900 12-1:30PM

513 Sanderson St., Throop

Coldwell Banker Town & Country Dir: I-81 S/US-6 E toward Wilkes-Barre. PA-347 N exit, EXIT 188, toward Throop. Left on PA347/N Blakely St/O’Neill Hwy. Continue to follow PA-347 N/O’Neill Hwy.Turn left onto Sanderson St. MLS#11-4283

1-3PM

8 Landmark Dr., Mt. Cobb

1122 Taylor Ave., Dunmore

$439,000 12-2PM

Realty Network

Realty Network

Dir: Rte 81 to 380 to exit 1 for Rte 435. Take to left onto Rte. 348. Go through traf- Dir: From Montage Mtn. Rd, turn right on fic light and follow to a left into Mack Es- Glenmaura Nat’l Blvd, second right onto Joyce Drive, house on right. MLS#12-336 tates. Signs. MLS#12-395

$139,000 1-3PM

109 Townhouse Pl., Roaring Brook Twp. Lewith & Freeman

$259,000 1-3PM

415 Rt. 106, Greenfield Twp.

222 Pleasant View Dr., Greenfield Twp. Coldwell Banker Town & Country

$289,900 1-3PM

416 S. Turnpike Rd., Dalton ERA One Source Realty

Dir: From Montage Mtn Rd, pass businesses and turn right on Glenmaura Nat’l Blvd, turn right on Fitgerald and second right onto Joyce, property on left by bend. MLS#12-319

$164,900 1-3PM

Dir: South Blakely to a left on William. Turn Coldwell Banker Town & Country right on Buenzli Ct. There are 2 off street park- Dir: Route 307 to Blue Shutters Road, right on ing spaces there. Please enter through the rear Velview, left into Crestwood Townhouses, mid- Dir: Rt 247 N to intersection at Finch Hill ,turn right on Rt106 home on left. MLS#11-5493 gate. MLS#12-481 dle building. MLS#12-935

1-3PM

$459,000

24 Joyce Dr., Moosic

115 Joyce Dr., Moosic

Realty Network

$124,900 1-2:30PM

Coldwell Banker Town & Country

$369,000 12-2PM

$252,900

173 Ryan Hill Rd., Lake Ariel Coldwell Banker Town & Country

Dir: Exit 8 Rte 84 to Rte 348E, four miles to left on Maplewood Rd, one and one half miles bear rt on Fernwood Rd to rt on Ryan Hill Rd, top of hill, sign on left. MLS#11-2248

$442,000 2-3:30PM

911 Old Logger Rd., Moscow Century 21 Sherlock Homes

$85,900

657 E. Pine St., Olyphant

Coldwell Banker Town & Country

Dir: Route 690 to Sunrise Blvd entrance of Har- Dir: From Main Street Olyphant, Left on Burke Dir:Rt 247 to Haney Rd ,turn right on Pleasant Dir: Route 6 & 11. Turn right onto South Turnpike mony Hills across from School. Follow to end, Bypass (towards Jessup) right on East Pine. View dr. house on left. MLS#12-397 Road. Home is on the right. MLS#12-909 left on Old Logger, house on left. MLS#11-5487 Home on Right. MLS#11-5112

2-3:30PM

$299,900 3-4:30PM

603 Clover Ln., Moscow

Lewith & Freeman Dir: I-380 towards Moscow, follow Route 435 into Moscow, right at entrance to Harmony Hills (Hideaway Drive) left on Pin Oak Lane, property on corner of Pin Oak and Clover Lane. MLS#10-4396

$149,900

414 W. Elm & Butler St., Dunmore

Coldwell Banker Town & Country Dir: Corner of W. Elm st and Butler .From Wheeler turn on to Butler go @4 blocks the house will be on the left. MLS#11-5015

SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH, 2012

12-2PM

$324,900 1-2:30PM

$218,500 2:30-4PM

$109,900

15 Pearl Dr., Spring Brook Twp. 825 Shady Lane Rd., Clarks Summit Realty Network

Dir: From Rt 307, turn onto Rt 690 (heading towards Maple Lake UMC). Turn left onto Harriet Dr and then left onto Pearl Dr (after stop sign). Last house on left. MLS#12-92

Prudential Preferred Properties 824 Brook St., Scranton Dir: From Morgan Hwy, turn right onto Realty Network Shady Lane Rd, go 1/2 mile, home on right. From N Blvd, turn onto Shady Dir: Pittston Ave to Brook St (McCarthy Land Rd, go about 1 mile, home on left. Flowers). Go all the way to the top. Sign. MLS#12-713 MLS#12-820

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WANTED ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

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412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

BMW `01 X5

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

HONDA ‘03 ACCORD EX

HYUNDAI ‘11 SONATA

LINCOLN ‘05 TOWN CAR 39K miles. Looks &

TOYOTA ‘02 CAMRY SE

4.4i. Silver, fully loaded, tan leather interior. 1 owner. 103k miles. $8,999 or best offer. Call 570-814-3666

BMW `99 M3

Convertible with Hard Top. AM/FM. 6 disc CD. 117 K miles. Stage 2 Dinan suspension. Cross drilled rotors. Cold air intake. All maintenance records available. $11,500 OBO. 570-466-2630

CADILLAC ‘08 DTS EXTRA CLEAN & SHARP! $20,900 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

CHEVY ‘07 IMPALA LS Only 40k miles $12,280

DODGE `02 DURANGO SPORT

310

Attorney Services

Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959

4.7 V8, 4WD, 3rd row seat, runs good, needs body work 570-902-5623

FORD `95 CROWN VICTORIA V-8, power windows

& seats, cruise control. Recent inspection. Asking $1,000. Call 570-604-9325

412 Autos for Sale

CHEVY ‘08 IMPALA LT Alloys, CD player power seat $9440

409

Autos under $5000

LEO’S AUTO SALES 92 Butler St Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-825-8253

‘01Pickup FORDTriton F150V8, XLT

ADOPT Adoring couple longs to adopt your newborn. Promising to give a secure life of unconditional and endless love. Linda & Sal 1 800-595-4919 Expenses Paid

412 Autos for Sale

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

March 5. Female German Shepherd. Young. Red collar. No tags. On PA Turnpike in Moosic, off Birney Ave. . Was struck by car. Was taken to clinic. Call 570-881-4287 FOUND. DOG Pomeranian mix. Floppy ears. Black and tan. Female about 7 yrs old. Near Ricketts Glen. 570-696-9809

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auto, 4x4 Super Cab, all power, cruise control, sliding rear window $6,250.

‘04 CHEVY MALIBU CLASSIC 4 door, 4 cylinder,

auto, good condition. 120k. $3,250

‘00 HYUNDAI ELANTRA WAGON

4 cylinder, auto, $1,750 Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

To place your ad call...829-7130 DODGE ‘07 CALIBER

AWD, Alloys, PW & PL, 1 Owner $12,950

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

GTRedCONVERTIBLE with black

Leather, moonroof $9,977

GLS, 1 Owner, only 11k miles $18,800

top. 6,500 miles. One Owner. Excellent Condition. $17,500 570-760-5833

To place your ad call...829-7130 412 Autos for Sale

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

CROSSROAD MOTORS

HONDA ‘05 CIVIC COUPE 4 cylinder, auto

570-825-7988

700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4x4, Bighorn 6 cyl. 14k, factory warranty. $21,999 ‘11 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 3950 miles. Factory Warranty. New Condition $17,499 ‘10 Dodge Nitro SE 21k alloys, cruise, tint, factory warranty $18,599 ‘09 JEEP LIBERTY LIMITED Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,199 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 AutomatiC 24k Factory Warranty! $11,399 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed AWD. Factory warranty. $12,499 ‘08 CHRYLSER SERBIN CONV TOURING 6 cyl. only 32k $11,999 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,199 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner. Just traded. 65K. $12,799 ‘06 FORD FREESTAR Rear air, 62k $7999 ‘02 DODGE CARAVAN 87k, 7 passenger $4499 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,599 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S Excellent condition

inside & out. Garage kept. Regularly serviced by dealer, records available. Option include alloy wheels, decklid spoiler, sport seats, interior accent lighting (blue), Nose mask and custom cut floor mats. Dark grey with black interior. 56K highway miles. REDUCED! $13,300. Call 570-709-4695

Gas $aver! $9,450 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

HYUNDAI ‘07

SANTE FE AWD, auto, alloys $15,950

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

JAGUAR `00 S TYPE

4 door sedan. Like new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,000 Call (570) 288-6009

LEXUS `01 LS 430 Fully loaded with ultra-luxury package. Excellent condition. Black. 127,000 miles, $14,500 570-788-3191

412 Autos for Sale

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE

To place your ad call...829-7130

2.0 automatic, air 67k miles $6400. 570-466-0999

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

Greater Hazleton™ Health Alliance

1 Owner, only 38k miles $9,995.

runs perfect! $13,500 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 SUBARU FORESTER’S

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To place your ad call...829-7130 412 Autos for Sale

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

8

to choose From

starting at $11,450 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

412 Autos for Sale

VOLVO 850 ‘95 WAGON

Runs good, air, automatic, fair shape. $1,800. 347-693-4156

548 Medical/Health

112K miles. Blue, 5 speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629

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548 Medical/Health

The Greater Hazleton Health Alliance has the following full time openings:

Physical Therapist -- FT Medical Technologists/Med. Lab Tech -FT/PT Critical Care Nurse Manager - FT Pharmacy Director -- FT Home Health (RN) Manager -- FT Trauma Program Coordinator - FT IS Programmer Analyst -- FT RN’s -- FT/PT (OR, ED, Med./Surg., Home Health, Telemetry)

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TOYOTA ‘09 COROLLA S Auto. 4 Cylinder. $12,880

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

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CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD

All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

MERCEDES ‘29

Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884 hell-of-adeal.com

CHEVY ’77 CORVETTE Red & red, all

original. No hits, restoration. Rides and looks new. Exceptionally clean. A/c, pb, ps, pw, 51K $13,900 OBO 570-563-5056

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

GOLACKAWANNA, SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012 415 Autos-Antique & Classic

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. Reduced price to $26,000. Call 570-825-6272

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MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

6 cylinder automatic. 52k original miles. Florida car. $1500. 570-899-1896

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

MAZDA `88 RX-7

CONVERTIBLE 1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

MERCEDES 1975

Good interior & exterior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $1,300 or best offer 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

Motorcycles

BMW 2010 K1300S

Only 460 miles! Has all bells & whistles. Heated grips, 12 volt outlet, traction control, ride adjustment on the fly. Black with lite gray and red trim. comes with BMW cover, battery tender, black blue tooth helmet with FM stereo and black leather riding gloves (like new). paid $20,500. Sell for

$15,000 FIRM.

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL

Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

Must Sell! Appraised for $9,200 • All original

45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727

421

Boats & Marinas

MIRRORCRAFT ‘01 FISHING BOAT LOADED. 30 hp

Johnson, Bow mounted trolling motor, 2 fish finders, live well, bilge, lights, swivel seats and trailer. Garage kept. $6500.

Call Chuck at 570-466-2819

442 RVs & Campers WINNEBAGO ‘02 ADVENTURER 35 Foot, double slides, V-10 Ford. Central air, full awnings, one owner, pet & smoke free. Excellent condition and low mileage. $68,000. Call 570-594-6496

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CADILLAC `99 ESCALADE 97k miles. Black

with beige leather interior. 22” rims. Runs great. $8,500 Call 570-861-0202

CHEVY `99 SILVERADO Auto. V6 Vortec.

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH. King of the Highway! Mint original antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $7,995 OBO 570-905-9348

To place your ad call...829-7130

FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. REDUCED TO $6,500. 570-579-3517 570-455-6589

439

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

12,000 miles. With windshield. Runs excellent. Many extras including gunfighter seat, leather bags, extra pipes. New tires & battery. Asking $4,000 firm. (570) 814-1548

442 RVs & Campers

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, , awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130

Standard cab. 8’ bed with liner. Dark Blue. 98,400 miles. $4,999 or best offer 570-823-8196

CHEVY ‘10 EQUINOX LT

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

Luxury people mover! 87,300 well maintained miles. This like-new van has third row seating, power side & rear doors. Economical V6 drivetrain and all available options. Priced for quick sale $6,295. Generous trade-in allowances will be given on this top-of-the-line vehicle. Call Fran 570-466-2771 Scranton

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

Red, XLT, Original non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

GMC `05 SAVANA 1500 Cargo Van.

AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Price reduced $10,250. Call 570-474-6028

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD ‘08 ESCAPE XLT

Leather, alloys & moonroof $16,995

MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

GMC ‘04 ENVOY

Good Miles. Extra Clean. $10,880

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

HONDA ‘09 CRV LX AWD. 1 owner. $16,670

Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $17,575

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

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560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

To place your ad call...829-7130 JEEP ‘97 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

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Unison Engine Components is seeking experienced CNC Machine Operators to support the Wilkes-Barre facility. Qualifications: -Qualified candidates must be able to set-up and operate various types of CNC Lathes and Milling with minimum training. -Complete product inspection -Must be able to read blueprints. -Ability to use normal tooling including various micrometers, calipers, height gages, indicators and unique gages. -Perform production with good quality and maintaining high efficiency. -Maintain accurate record keeping. -Candidate needs to be able to work in a teaming environment. -Work safely and contribute to the safety culture. -Meeting the high standards for quality -Maintain equipment and work area in a safe, clean, and orderly condition. We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage, gain share program, vacation & holidays. Starting rates range from $17.55 to $22.20 plus shift differential based upon experience.

Complete application at Luzerne County Careerlink, 32 East Union St, Wilkes-Barre. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! EOE M/F/D/V

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EMERY WATERHOUSE located in Portland, Maine, is expanding to a new distribution center in Pittston, Pennsylvania and is searching for a seasoned Warehouse Operations Manager. Emery is a 179 year old distributor of Hardware & Building Materials in the Northeast Duties & Responsibilities: • Knowledge of warehouse methods, equipment & systems • Responsible for space optimization, accuracy, and damage-free performance • Implementation of realistic performance expectations and measurements for each task type • 3PL experience and demonstrated ability to interact with clients • Project management experience • Establish a safe work environment and work practices • Strong leadership experience and the ability to motivate a team • Degree preferred

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Experience not necessary will train. Must have good eye-hand coordination, attention to detail, manual dexterity. Must keep work neat and clean will be in a factory environment ERG STAFFING SERVICE 570-483-4167 235 Main St. Dickson City, PA

To place your ad cal . 829-7130 RADIO PRODUCTION DIRECTOR The Bold Gold

Media Group has an immediate opening for radio production director in our Scranton area facility. The successful candidate will manage the production department, including voicing and producing commercials. The production director works closely with the sales, programming and promotion departments and with station clients. A high level of organization and a sense of creativity is required. Knowledge of Scott Studios, Adobe editing and FTP is a plus, as is experience in radio production. APPLY BY EMAIL WITH RESUME TO: BSPINELLI@ BOLDGOLDMEDIA.COM. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER —-M.F.


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STAFF ACCOUNTANT

1298 Keystone Blvd. Pottsville, PA 17901 Phone: 570-544-3140 • Fax: 570-544-8084 Fanelli Brothers Trucking has established a new and increased driver pay package and an increased sign on bonus. Due to additional business, Fanelli Bros. Trucking Co. is adding both regional and local drivers to our Pottsville, PA terminal operation. Drivers are home most nights throughout the week. Drivers must have 2-3 years of OTR experience, acceptable MVR and pass a criminal background check.

• .38 cpm for qualified drivers • $1,500 sign on bonus • Paid vacations and holidays • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance • 401K Plan

Contact Gary Potter at 570-544-3140, Ext. 156 or visit us at 1298 Keystone Blvd. • Pottsville, PA

Position Requirements: • B.S. degree in Accounting • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in general accounting • CPA Preferred • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint • Experience with PeopleSoft or JD Edwards financial software a plus Interested individuals should apply to: mrusso@key-stone.com or Fax: 570-655-8115 E.O.E. M/F/D/V

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700 MERCHANDISE

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NEPA FLORAL & GIFT SHOP Including delivery van, coolers, all inventory, displays, computer system, customer list, website and much more. Turn key operation in prime retail location. $125,000 For more information Call 570.592.3327

630 Money To Loan

Inside Claims Adjusters GWC Warranty, a national vehicle service contract provider located in Wilkes-Barre, is looking for Inside Claims Adjusters. Qualified candidates must possess knowledge of the automotive repair industry, excellent communication and negotiation skills, and demonstrated ability to set priorities. Experienced Franchised Dealer Service Writers, Managers and Technicians are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Join Our Team at Allied Services! • • • • •

Variety of positions available in the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton Area:

RNs & LPNs Certified Nurse Aides Physical Therapists/PT Assistants Occupational Therapists/COTAs Speech Therapists

• • • •

Behavioral Health Workers Direct Care Workers Resident Assistants Food Service Workers

Competitive Salary commensurate with experience. Full Benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, tuition reimbursement, 401k. If interested, please apply online at: www.allied-services.org Allied Services Human Resource Department 100 Abington Executive Park, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 Fax (570) 348-1294 For more information, please contact Human Resources at (570) 348-1348 or 1-800-368-3910

Miracles in rehab performed daily.™ Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Allied Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Company offers a competitive starting salary and benefits package including medical benefits and 401(k).

Interested candidates may submit their resumes via email to

careers@gwcwarranty.com or by fax at 570-456-0967

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Antiques & Collectibles

COIN silver gun Spencer repeating rifle on front, some history on back. Approximately 0.678 oz .999 silver. $35. 570-262-0708 COINS. Washington quarters ‘32-’34D, ‘35, ‘36, ‘36D-37. $90. 570-287-4135 HESS TRUCKS ‘89’09 $30. each. Still in box. Excellent. Playboy book ‘87-’11 $30. 570-822-4866

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FREEZER 16 cu. ft. upright, works, older, not frost free, good for cabin, etc. FREE 333-4199

FREEZER Frigidaire 23 cu. ft. upright in great condition $100. G. E. refrigerator in good condition $100. $150 for both. 592-1193. MINI FREEZER works good. $50. 570-336-2944 PRESSURE COOKER, electric Wolfgang Puck Bistro Collection 7.5 quart complete with inner basket for steaming, instruction/ recipe book and additional glass lid for serving. Never used. $50. 570-283-3574

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570-735-1487 WE PAY THE MOST IN CASH

BUYING 11am to 6pm

CDL Class A Regional and OTR Routes Home daily Benefit package includes: paid holiday and vacation; health, vision, and dental coverage. Candidates must be 23 years of age with at least 2 years tractor trailer experience. Drivers paid by percentage. Applications can be filled out online at www.cdstransportation.com or email to: jmantik@cdstransportation.com or you can apply in person at CDS Transportation Jerilyn Mantik One Passan Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-654-6738

39 Prospect St • Nanticoke 468

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BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $300 AND UP

$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN, DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!

NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

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New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

GENE’S RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES 60 Day Warranty Monday-Friday 8:00PM-5:00PM Saturday 8:00AM-11:00AM Gateway Shopping Center Kingston, PA

(570) 819-1966

Military Spouses take advantage of MyCAA training dollars. V.A. Approved

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REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool side by side, white, ice & water in the door, brand new, must sell, $575. call 4724744 or 824-6533

We Put Americans Back To Work

Interested in a career as an IT or healthcare professional? New Horizons has programs for new or experienced individuals.

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STOVE coal burning stove Old fashioned antique white Dickson kitchen stove with warming closet has 6 lids. $650. 570-735-2081 WASHER: Maytag. 3 years old, great condition $125. OBO. 570-905-1709 WATER HEATER Used tall 40 gallon gas, GE, 7 months old. Great condition. Selling for $100. 570-510-5600

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Olympia Chimney Supply, Inc. is a locally owned and operated manufacturer of stainless steel chimney relining and venting systems located in Scranton. We are currently accepting resumes and applications for the following positions: • Sheet Metal Fabricators • Pickers/Packers • Warehouse Personnel • Sales Professionals • Shift Leaders • Customer Service • Engineers/Draftsmen Representatives and Technical Advisors Please stop by our booth to drop off your resume or fill out an application. You can also submit your resume via email or fax to Human Resources at dmhamilton@olympiachimney.com or (570) 496-8894

Baby Items

CRADLE & SWING: baby girl purple fisher Price purchased at Babies R Us. paid $169. asking $70. Excellent condition. 570-301-3484 or 570-631-6635 PAMPERS 2 cases boys Ez Up Pampers size 4t-5t 78 count. $35. 570-675-5878

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Building Materials

BASEBOARD Marley 6’ electric baseboard heaters, 2 each. Model 2546 WC. Like New, $40 for both. 824-5588

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Hiring Experienced Forklift Operators $12.25 hourly. ***STRAIGHT DAY SHIFT OR NIGHT SHIFT (12 hour shifts ave. 42 hours per week) ***75 cent night shift pay differential offered. ***Pay increase based on skill development. Take charge...LEARN AND EARN! XLC Services, LLC (Logistics) is seeking experienced Forklift Operators - MUST HAVE 1 YEAR FULL TIME EXPERIENCE - with great employment history to work at their Mehoopany, PA location. The following skills are necessary for these positions. • High School Diploma/GED • Computer Skills • Valid Driver’s License • Criminal Background Check • Pass Pre-Employment Drug Screen & Physical All full-time positions come with the following benefits: medical, 8 paid holidays, 401k after 1 year, and paid vacation. Pay increases based on skill development.

CHIMNEY SUPPLY Inc

712

EVERY THURSDAY IN MARCH from Noon-4pm at the Tunkhannock Public Library

Interested Applicants can Apply Online at www.XLCServices.com. Interviews scheduled Monday thru Friday. Call 800-472-1013 or walk-ins welcome at Job Fairs.

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DOOR 36”x80” solid wood, 6panel exterior/interior, natural oak finish, right or left with hardware $200. Handmade solid wrought iron mail box stand with fancy scroll $100. 570-735-8730 570-332-8094 METAL POST 9’x8” filled with concrete. FREE. 262-9273 SINK, bathroom includes new faucet 18”x24” $15. 570-696-1030

720

Cemetery Plots/Lots

CEMETERY PLOTS

(3) together. Maple Lawn Section of Dennison Cemetery. Section ML. $450 each. 570-822-1850

HAONOVER GREEN

CEMETERY 2 LOTS asking $1,000. For more info call (610) 366-8463

726

Clothing

COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 TOP COAT size 46 reg Harbor light from New York. gray, zip out lining excellent condition $50. 570-814-4315

730

Computer Equipment & Software

COMPUTER, Dell Windows XP 3GHZ processor, 120 GB hard drive, fast, better than 7. $150. 570-824-7354

732

Exercise Equipment

STATIONARY BIKE Weslo pursuit 350 $50. PROFORM XP 160 elliptical machine $200. please leave message @ 823-9320

®

GET ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS!

STATIONERY exercise bicycle $50. 570-735-2081

McLane, a $28 billion supply chain services leader, is looking for qualified Class A Drivers to become part of our valued team. McLane’s uniformed drivers are well recognized and trusted throughout the U.S. for their knowledge, accuracy, and professionalism.

Do you have what it takes to help drive our team? Class A Drivers

TEETER hang ups inversion table. Like new, used very little. Paid $300, sacrifice for $125. I can’t use due to medical problem. If interested call 836-0304.

• Earn more money with more at-home time • “We’re here to stay” -as a McLane teammate, you’ll be working in a stable, secure environment • Multi-stop deliveries primarily located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey • Great pay and benefits - $55,000 to $60,000 in the first year; medical, dental, vision, life and 401(k) • We’re offering a $3000 sign-on bonus

WAGAN MINI STEPPER battery powered unit with 4 readout specs. $35. 570-287-8498

Requirements:

•• HS HSdiploma diploma or GED or GED levels of experience encouraged to apply • All Two years driving experience record and great customer service skills •• Clean Cleandriving driving record and great customer service skills

Find out more or apply to become a valued Teammate by contacting: John Hart, McLane People Department by phone: (570) 330-8400, or email: jfhart@mclaneco.com

Building Materials

EOE, M/F/D/V

WORKOUT SYSTEM SM 3000 IMPEX Powerhouse Smith machine includes 275 lbs. weights with holder, bar bell, set of dumb bells, excellent condition $450. 417-8390


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HEATERS 2, 1 kerosene radiant 10 with manual & pump $75. 1 carbon fiber electric, new in box, never used, free standing or wall mountable $49. 570-636-3151

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Furniture & Accessories

ALL NEW Queen P-Top Serta Made Mattress Set, still in original plastic. Must sell. $150. Can Deliver 570-280-9628 ANTIQUE hall tree with bevel mirror brass coat or hat hooks with hinged seat storage bin 6’ high, excellent condition asking $300.570-655-9472 ARMOIRE Large, sturdy white wicker armoire. 42” wide X 90” high. Very good condition. $55. Call 570-675-4777 BED SET Twin complete, hardly used, excellent condition. was in our spare bedroom. $150 570-814-4315 BEDROOM SET 4 piece, triple dresser, triple chest, frame, headboard + nite stand. Medium color solid wood, very heavy, etching on top of all pieces + individual scrolling, excellent condition, must see. Moving too large for room $375. 258-0568 CHINA CABINET mfg. Reaser Furniture Co. Gettysburg, PA 10/2/1928, never been resurfaced, original lock & key $125. OBO. 570-262-9273 CLOCK, mantel, Working. $45 570-574-0271 DESK: Solid light oak roll top, matching desk chair on rollers. 46”WX21”in depth, drawers plus pencil drawer. Roll top compartment has an organizer. Excellent condition. $350. 262-0668. DESK: wood computer desk , pull out keyboard tray, lower shelf to hold tower off the floor, slotted CD holders in the side pillars along with shelves, 31 1/2”w x 19 1/2”d x 55 1/2 “h $40. READING LAMP, hangs on wall wooden base $20. 570-650-8710 DINING TABLE & HUTCH, solid oak, with glass lighted top. Excellent condition. $850. Call 570-690-4484 DINING TABLES (3) with extensions $20. each 60’s console record player with 8 track & radio $35. Antique dressing table with mirror $35.570-825-3888 KITCHEN TABLE, 4 chairs $25. 570-825-8256

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FURNISH FOR LESS

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 FUTON: good condition, asking $50. Please leave message @ 823-9320 HUNTLEY furniture pieces, 2 - corner lighted china cabinet & buffet, blond mahogany accented with shabby chic painted accent design, versatile pieces. Motivated seller. $300. OBO. 570-466-6481 LAMPS (2) parlor stand up, grey metal & black. $25 each. 570-740-1246 ROCKER, wood/tapestry, $75. RECLINER, Burgundy velour cloth, $125. SOFA, chair, ottoman, 3 tables, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 6 PM 570-675-5046 SOFA & matching chair. Excellent condition. $165. 570-822-3082 SOFA and Love Seat. Brown. $450. 570-235-9287 after 3PM TABLE, Magazine, maple with marble top 21” x 6’ $300. 570-735-8730/ 570-332-8094

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746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

BUYING/ SELLING ALL US &

Foreign Coins Currency Postcards Stamps Gold & Silver •TOP DOLLAR for Silver Dollars •TOP DOLLAR for all United States, Canadian, & Foreign Coins & Paper Money •Gold Coins greatly needed •Proof & Mint Sets •Wheat Backs & Indian Heads •All Types of Old Coins •Gold & Silver Jewelry & Bullion •Sterling Silver •Local Postcards NO ONE WILL MATCH OUR PRICE$ We Give FREE Appraisals (No obligations, no pressure) Over 35 years as a respected local coin dealer.

HERITAGE GALLERIES 52 Carr Ave. DALLAS, PA Across from Dallas Agway on Rt. 415

TUES. - SAT. 10-6

or by appointment

674-2646

748 Good Things To Eat FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR. SIGN UP NOW

C.S.A. www.hails familyfarm.com 570-721-1144

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TODDLER BED Step 2 Firetruck, like brand new. Asking $75. OBO 592-8218 TODDLER/youth bed, Lightning Macqueen complete includes bedding to match, used at grandmom’s $100. 570-675-5878 WATER BED queen size, platform, with 6 storage drawers, bookcase & headboard. New queen beige linens in package asking $60. 570-823-2691

750

Jewelry

RINGS. 36 ladies and mens. $5 each 570-574-0271

To place your ad call...829-7130 752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWNMOWER 21” MTD 5 hp, looks & runs like new, very light & easy to push. Not self propelled. Just services & ready for the season. $70. OBO. 570-283-9452 NORWAY SPRUCE 8-9’ $99.00 Dug fresh. Delivery And Planting Available. 570-498-6209

756

Medical Equipment

LIFT CHAIR, new purchased 12/2011, never used, original cost $870 will sell $500 cash. 570-693-3104

Pride Mobility Lift Chair purchased June/2010. Excellent condition. Color is close to hunter green. Extremely heavy & will need several people to move it. $400. Firm Cash only please. Call 570-696-2208 between 9a-8p

758 Miscellaneous BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard 6’ cab $15. Gong Show movie DVD $10. 5 storm windows $10. each. 570-740-1246 BIRD CAGE, very big 24”lx17”wx31”h, like new. $80. 814-4315

To place your ad call...829-7130 CANES & walking sticks, new batch. Over 40 available, made from slippery maple trees. $4-$5 each. Over 200 Christmas & household items. Includes, Christmas trees, lights, cups, flowers, vases, wreaths, ornaments & more! Samsonite belt massager for weight loss, all for $60. 570-735-2081 CANOE Grumman all aluminum 15’ $900.570/388-6812 CAR/TRUCK PARTS ’40’s, 50’s hoods, fenders, engine parts $995. Firm. 570-883-4443

758 Miscellaneous

776 Sporting Goods

784

MOWER Honda $150. 20” alum ladder $75. 12.000 btu air conditioner $150. Milw 3/4’drill $50. Heavy air mover $50. 18 volt Ryobi tool set with 2 batteries, $200. Cast iron free & dumbells wiights $75. heavy duty grinder $75. Large dog coop $50, small coop $35. 570-823 -9553

COBRA S-9 irons, steel, reg 6-7-8-9W $100. firm. Vintage Yonex woods graphite head shafts 1-3-5 $60. Slazenger cart/bag slotted $25. 570-829-4016

WELDER Lincoln electric 220 ac/dc arc welder, single phase, 60 hertz, 230 volts, 50 amps, 225 amps hc or 125 amps dc at 25 volts, 79 volts max on wheels code# 8811702 $400. 570-7358730/ 332-8094

POOL TABLE Harvard 79”x44” 2 cue sticks & wall mount Cue stick holder Excellent condition. $100. 570-430-1396 POOL TABLE: 8’ fair condition. Felt top useable but needs repair. Included: 1 pool stick, 2 sets of pool balls. Asking $250. Call (570) 823-9320 and leave message.

To place your ad call...829-7130 POPCORN butter dispenser, Server brand, lighted front. Very good condition $295. 570-636-3151 SHOP VAC wet/dry, 16 gallon, filters & attachments included, very good condition, $25. 570-696-1030. STAMP collecting magazines. U.S., 158 DIFF. ’83-’11, all for $5. Canada, 138 DIFF. ‘92-11, $5. United Nations 94 DIFF., ‘93-’11, $4. 570-654-1622 TRAMPOLINE 14’ new enclosure 2 years old, paid $400 asking $175. obo like brand new. 570-905-1709 WHEELS aluminum factory 16”set of [4] mint condition off 2011 Kia Forte with lug nuts $500. Snap-On 3/4” torque wrench with case excellent condition $375. 570-

CIGAR HUMIDOR upright armoire style with front door & top door, dark oak holds 100 cigars Excellent condition. $50. 570-655-9472

WHEELS: Windstar factory aluminum wheels with tires p21565r16 $200. 570-696-2212

COLLEGE BOOKS American Pageant Psychology Personal Management Process Fundamentals of management Science Algebra for college students Little Brown Book on composition $5. each. 570-655-9474

AMP HEAD Marshall JCM2000 dual super lead dsl 50 watt tube. works & sounds great! $725 call rick 283-2552

GOLF CLUBS & BAG $125.00 Nissan truck bed extender $100. Tires 16” 2 for $45. Bathroom sink antique $75. Mink collar persian lamb coat $100. (12) wine gal wine jugs $12. 570-346-8515 MAGAZINES 50 Sports Illustrated including 3 swimsuit issues. Miscellaneous dates varying from ‘08-’11 $40. 570-417-9913 NIKON RANGEFINDER archers choice with neoprene case. Excellent shape. $100.570-336-2944

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Musical Instruments

Personal Electronics

BLUETOOTH HEADSETS 1 Plantronics 240 Explorer 1 Jabra BT2035 new in original packaging. Asking $30 each. 570-675-1153

776 Sporting Goods ARCHERY. Bow $40 570-574-0271 BIKE RACK: Thule cars or SUVS, holds 4 bikes $50. Yakima bike rack fits class 3 hitch holds 4 bikes $100.. Surf rod and reel combo $75. 570-655-9472

DRIVER Callaway Lefthand Razr Hawk Draw 10.5 graphite shaft, 60 regular flex, head cover. excellent condition. $135. 570-881-1001.

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 EVERLAST HEAVY BAG with chain $35. 570-954-2712

GOLF BALLS-play/ practice, excellent condition 165+ ballsall for $17. 570-561-5432 GOLF CLUBS. Nike Slingshot OSS, 4AW Iron set graphite. Regular flex. Excellent condition. $200 negotiable. 735-3762 POOL TABLE bar room size slate pool table. $600. Call Jack 570-824-9166 POOL TABLE, 7ft with accessories, good condition. $200 OBO 570-674-3794 POOL TABLE, excellent condition, paid $1,200; asking $350. 283-2045 POOL TABLE, Sears championship table & accessories. FREE. 288-9609 SPORT BOW: Hoyt ultra, new strings & cables. Drop a way rest & lighted sights. Excellent condition. $150. 570-336-2944

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TV 63” SAMSUNG DLP HD 1080, excellent condition. Very light usage. $850. 570-690-6087 TV LG 47LW6500 3D Smart 240hz, 8 pairs of glasses, built in WIFI, perfect condition, 2 months old. Gets excellent reviews. $1000. Call /text 570-472-1309

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786 Toys & Games CAR. Flyer box car in ok box. $20 570-574-0172 KID TRAX 18 months + 6 volt power system in box, never opened, battery charger included $80. 570-328-4927

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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: WANTED ALL JUNK CARS, TRUCKS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 800 PETS & ANIMALS 805

Birds

Tools

SNOW THROWER Ariens 7hp electric start, tire chains, 24” cut just serviced, runs well $395. 570-636-3151 SNOW THROWER Craftsman 5HP, 24” 2 stage $175 Mtn Top 570-239-2037

810

Cats

CAT black male, beautiful, friendly, clean, neutered, shots, 7 years old. FREE to good home 570-313-0330 KITTY: Snowy, adopt free pure white male DSH, needs loving home 20 months old, playful all around good kitty. Beautiful, small young adult. Fully veted, papers call Nina, 570-851-0436

To place your ad call...829-7130 815

Dogs

Video Game Systems/Games

MICROSOFT XBOX console. 3 games. All power and video cables. Wireless Gamepad. Works great. $75 or best offer. 570-871-8241.

Televisions/ Accessories

TV 36” 34”W, 29 1/2” H, 25” D. Great working TV. Manufactured by Sears $55. 14” RCA 14 w X 13” h X 14” D $20. Opentech Miracle phone for the hearing impaired, instructional video $20. 570-288-8689

Tools

PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website. Corgi’s, Pembroke Males & Females. Reds & Tri’s. shots & wormed, $400$495. Pics avail. 570-799-0192

GOLDEN RETRIEVER mix. 6 months. Male all shots with crate. Likes dogs, cats and kids. Needs room to run. $150. 570-287-0815 leave message

GOLDEN SETTER PUPPIES!!

1 female, 3 males left, vet checked and 1st shots call 570-417-3107

PINEAPPLE CONURES

Hand fed, hand raised, tame, sold elsewhere for $399. On sale for $199 each. Call 570-472-3914

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Pure Bred & Mixes $375 and up 570-250-9690


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566 Sales/Business Development

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Other

Other

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Diane M. Mozloom

Independent Sales Director 31 E. Pettebone St. Forty Fort, PA 18704 570-288-7857 570-430-8586 dmmmk@aol.com www.marykay.com/dmozloom

Sandra Husband

Ind. Future Executive Sr. Sales Director

05-2781 © 2012 Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwesteren Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (NM) (life and disability insurance, annuities) and its subsidiaries. Northwesteren Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), a subsidiary of NM, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, and member of FINRA and SIPC. Kevin R Palmiter, District Agent(s) of NM. Managing Director are not in legal partnership with each other, NM or its affiliates. Kevin R Palmiter, Registered Representative(s) of NMIS. FORTUNE® magazine, March 21, 2011.

523 Carverton Rd. Wyoming, PA 18644 Office: 570-696-3676 Cell: 570-417-7333 sandyhusband@gmail.com www.marykay.com/shusband

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906 Homes for Sale

EXETER

HUSKY & PIT BULL MIX PUPPIES Five females with

906 Homes for Sale Having trouble paying your mortgage? Falling behind on your payments? You may get mail from people who promise to forestall your foreclosure for a fee in advance. Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. Call 1-877FTC-HELP or click on ftc.gov. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

COMING

“America Realty”

102 IDA CIRCLE Six year old 4 bedroom home, 3 baths. Two car garage, eat-in kitchen, living, dining & family rooms, office/study, utility room & fireplace. Gas forced air furnace, central air, unfinished basement, fully landscaped, & deck. $265,000. forsalebyowner .com Call 800-843-6963 Listing #23758584

MANAGED SERVICES! BRAND NEW KITCHENS, CARPETS, featuring appliances, laundry, some aesthetic fireplaces, parking. NO PETS/SMOKING/EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION/2 YEAR SAME RENT/ PLUS UTILITIES 1st Floors. 1 Bedroom Rents start at $500.

288-1422

HARDING

SWOYERSVILLE 19 Bohac St.

2-3 bedroom. New bath with laundry 1st floor. Large living room. Finished lower level. Full walk up attic. Air conditioning. Nice yard, 1 car garage. Low taxes. Gas heat. A must see. $95,000 Call 570-760-1281 for appointment

Income & Commercial Properties

NANTICOKE

4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 unit apartment buildings. Fully occupied. City license and occupancy permits issued. Very well maintained. Some have new windows, roofs, coinop washer/dryer. 570-736-3125

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions!

941

together. Each has its own utilities on 2.5 + acres. 3 car garage with 3 large attached rooms. For Sale By Owner. $239,900 Call (570) 788-5913

Available April 1 New 3 room apartment. All utilities included except electric. No smoking & no pets. $650 + security and references. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 570-954-1200

SUGARLOAF REDUCED!!!! 2 houses. Must sell

60 DAY FORTY FORT AND NORTH WILKES-BARRE

909 529 SR 292 E For sale by owner Move-in ready. Well maintained. 3 - 4 bedrooms. 1 ¾ bath. Appliances included. 2.87 acres with mountain view. For more info & photos go to: ForSaleByOwner.com Search homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. For appointment, call: 570-310-1552

Apartments/ Unfurnished

ATTRACTION

bright blue eyes. 13 weeks old, very loveable, first shots. $150. READY TO GO! 570-313-2109

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

941

Renovated 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. New carpeting and paint. Fridge & stove. Water Included. $600 + security & utilities. Call 570-240-6620 or 570-388-6503

KINGSTON 72 E. W alnut St.

3rd floor, located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bathroom. 2 large and 1 small bedroom, lots of closets, built in linen, built in hutch, hardwood floors, fireplace, storage room, yard. New washer/ dryer, stove & fridge. Heat and hot water included. 1 year lease + security. $950 570-406-1411

E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 1st

floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Air Conditioned. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $765 + utilities. Call. 570-287-0900

Spacious, Modern & Stylish

BEAR CREEK

Apartments/ Unfurnished

2 story 2 bedroom apt. Oak kitchen with snack bar plus all appliances, 1-1/2 baths, in-home office, of street parking, large maintenance free yard. $950 month includes heat/hot water budget & sewer. Rest of utilities by tenant. Sorry no smoking or pets. Lease, security & references. 570-824-9507.

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

SWOYERSVILLE Must see! Brand

LARKSVILLE

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Cute and clean 2 bedroom, off street parking, w/d hookup, eat in kitchen. Immaculate. $435 plus utilities. 1 month security. 845-386-1011

LARKSVILLE

Very clean 2nd floor. 2 bedrooms. Heat included. $500/month. Call 570-696-2357 Midtowne Apartments 100 E. 6th Street, Wyoming PA 18644

new 1st floor, 3 bedroom. Comparable to a Ranch home. Large living room, stove, fridge dishwasher, w/d, laundry room, A/c and heat. Your dream home. W/w carpeting, hardwood floors, off street parking, large back yard. All utilities paid except electric. $1075/mo + security & references 570-287-3646

WILKES-BARRE 5 rooms & bath,

second floor, newly remodeled. Off street parking. No pets. Security, lease & references. $600 + gas & water. Electric included. Call for appointment 8 am to 5 pm 570-822-8158

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms - Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

Housing for

Extremely Low & Very Low Income

Elderly, Handicapped & Disabled. 570-693-4256 ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED Rents based on income. Managed by EEI

NANTICOKE Large 1st floor,

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove top, & sunroom large pantry. No pets. $650/month, all utilities included, security & credit check required. Call 484-602-8924

KINGSTON

LAFLIN

Apartments/ Unfurnished

941

NORTH WILKES-BARRE

North Washington Large 1 bedroom apartment, hardwood floors, appliances in kitchen. Big living room, eat in kitchen. All renovated. Parking space available. $630/month, utilities included. Call Steve at 570-793-9449 or Agnes at 347-495-4566

SCRANTON

Green Ridge Area Modern, nice, clean. Fresh paint, new carpet. 3 bedrooms (1 small) living room, kitchen, bath,& laundry room. Fresh paint, new carpet. $600, includes sewer. No pets. 570-344-3608

WILKES-BARRE

1 bedroom. Heat & hot water included. $550 month + security required 973-879-4730

WYOMING

Wyoming Ave 2nd floor, large newly remodeled, 2 bedroom 1 bath. All appliances, w/d hardwood floors. $615/mo + utilities. No pets, security and references . 570-954-2972

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Commercial Properties

DOLPHIN PLAZA

Rte. 315 1,000 & 3,800 Sq. Ft. WILL DIVIDE OFFICE / RETAIL Call 570-829-1206

566 Sales/Business Development

944

Commercial Properties

Center City WB

FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET! Why pay extra for

internet? Our new leases include a FREE high speed connection! Affordable modern office space at the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include internet, heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning all without a sneaky CAM charge. Parking available at the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. 300SF to 5000SF available. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577

953 Houses for Rent

HARVEYS LAKE

2.5 bedrooms, 2 baths, all appliances, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, washer/dryer on premises, single car attached garage. No pets. $1,100/month + security. Water, sewer & garbage paid. Call 570-855-2687

NANTICOKE

Desirable Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms $936 + electric only

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

To place your Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 ad cal . 829-7130 NANTICOKE

315 PLAZA 1,750 SQ. FT. & 3,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

Renovated 3 bedroom single home with new carpeting, fresh paint, deck, off street parking, washer / dryer hookup. No pets, No Smoking. $650 + utilities. 570-466-6334

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548 Medical/Health

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548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

880 SR 6 Tunkhannock, PA 18657

746 Jefferson Avenue Scranton, PA 18510

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

128 W. Washington Street Nanticoke, PA 18643

Explore exciting career opportunities in clinical, ancillary, and administrative support services in three facilities serving Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Learn more about Regional Hospital of Scranton; Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock and Special Care Hospital, Nanticoke. We offer excellent working conditions, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package, with a generous paid time off plan, tuition reimbursement and on-site employee gym. Interested candidates please submit your resume to: Gretchen Eagen – Human Resources Regional Hospital of Scranton 746 Jefferson Avenue Scranton, PA 18501 Apply Online: www.regionalhospitalofscranton.net 570-348-7045 (Fax). Regional Hospital of Scranton, Tyler Memorial Hospital and Special Care Hospital do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or publication in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Explore exciting career opportunities with a leader in Heavy Construction Services & Products, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. GOH was founded in 1952 and has grown to over 40 locations throughout PA and southern NY. Some of the positions we are currently looking to fill in the Eastern and Northeastern regions of PA include: • Plant Leaders • Tri-Axle Drivers • Superintendent • Regional Transportation Manager • Service Truck Driver – Paving • Bituminous Plant Tech. • Mechanics • Laborer • Foreman Sr. • Aggregate Technician • And many more! We offer competitive wages and one of the best benefit packages in the state. To learn more or to apply prior to visiting us at the job fair, you may visit our website: www.gohcareers.com. GOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females and Minorities are encouraged to apply. An Equal Opportunity Employer


GOLACKAWANNA, SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012 953 Houses for Rent

WEST PITTSTON

Wonderful 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with off street parking, central air. All appliances & sewage included. Screened in rear porch. No Pets, No Smoking. $875 + utilities, security & references. (570) 602-8798 or (570)362-8591

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

HARVEYÂ’S LAKE

LAKEFRONT fully furnished. Wifi, cable. Weekly, monthly. Season 2012 starting June 570-639-5041

QUAIL HOLLOW VILLAGE TIME SHARE

Beech Mountain Lakes, Drums PA. Great Price! Call 570-954-8795

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1141

Heating & Cooling

HEATING, A/C & REFRIGERATION REPAIR Services. Commer-

cial / Residential. Licensed & Insured. 24-7 Free Estimates. Call 646-201-1765 mycohvac.com

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Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY

Long Term Care Insurance products/life insurance/estate planning. Reputable Companies. 570-580-0797 FREE CONSULT www nepalong termcare.com

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Tree Care

ZOMERFELD TREE SERVICE, INC.

Tree removal, trimming, stump grinding. Demolition Hauling & excavating. 570-574-5018

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Logistics/ Transportation

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Production/ Operations

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Production/ Operations

Train in Schnecksville, or receive CDL training at these additional locations: Berks Career & Technology Center and CAT-Pickering Campus in Phoenixville 554

Production/ Operations

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Production/ Operations

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Production/ Operations

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A Proud American Manufacturer

Production/ Operations

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Production/ Operations

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Golden Technologies, Inc. has been manufacturing durable medical equipment in our area over 26 years. We are proud to be the largest facility in the world dedicated solely to the manufacturer of lift chairs. We provide many local jobs which help strengthen our region’s economy.

We are seeking candidates for Production positions in; Quality, Warehouse, and Assembly. We also employ more skilled positions as Sewers, Upholsterers, Customer Service Representatives, Technical Service Representatives, Sales and other Office Positions. We offer Competitive Wages, Medical, 40lk, Paid Time off, Holidays and are located right between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Please stop by our booth at the job fair and see what opportunities are available Send your resume or apply in person at our Old Forge Facility between 9am-4:30pm M-F: Send resume to jobs@goldentech.com or Apply within:

401 Bridge Street • Old Forge, PA 18518 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer


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*$189 PerM o n th p lu s ta x, 39 m o n th lea s e; 12,000 m iles p eryea r; Res id u a l= $12,459.20; M u s t b e a p p ro ved thru N M AC @ T ier1; $1,999 Ca s h D o w n o rT ra d e E q u ity (+ ) p lu s regis tra tio n fees ; T o ta l d u e @ d elivery $2,202.50. $1330 N is s a n L ea s e Reb a te in clu d ed .

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