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Josh Kosin attempts to dunk over Imhotep Charter’s Nigel Grant on Wednesday. STORY: Page 27

Page 5 – Council approves rental registration Page 8 – Tobyhanna celebrating a century Page 12 – County records system updated

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25 SPORTS Page 25 – AH volleyball moves to Lack. League Page 27 – Holy Cross falls short in semis Page 28 – ROBINSON: Celebrate top athletes Page 37 – Youth hockey team in national playoffs

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Nights on the town well-deserved Our respite came in the mail. Last week, my wife’s aunt sent an adorable invitation to the house. The special greeting was to request our daughter’s presence at her home from Friday night into Sunday afternoon. “Bring your brother and his stuff,” she added at the end. I’m not sure who was more excited about being away for the weekend – the kids or the grown-ups. Being a parent is consuming. Any good one will tell you that. With both parents working in most households today, ours is no different. My days are filled with headlines and deadlines, my nights with clean dishes

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CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES and playtime. Swap the hours around and you’ve got my wife’s schedule. So the opportunity to have the kids away for a bit was welcome. Lynz and I rarely get out, and when we do it’s either to the grocery store or with our respective friends on solo nights away from home. Friday and Saturday were different. We kicked off the weekend with a few drinks and some excellent music from our good friend, Mat Burke. The Abington Heights grad and I have

been close since he was one of my most reliable photographers at The Abington Journal. Now, a musician with a few discs under his belt, Mat was one of the opening acts for a headliner comprised of his buddies playing at The Keys. Catching up with Mat over a few brews as the missus sipped her Captain and coke was a great change. It was fun to see how Mat’s style and stage persona have evolved. His set list, built on original material and fantastic covers of hits by Alkaline Trio and Bouncing Souls, helped fuel a playlist that made deadline more bearable. On Saturday, we were set to travel to Wilkes-Barre for a production of “Chicago” starring another dear friend, Dane Bower.

Dane and I trace our roots to a college improv group as the only two members with enough knowledge of the alphabet to perform the AlphaLine skit forward and backward. Without seeing the show at the time of this writing, I’m sure we’re in for another treat. Dane knows how to command an audience, and this will be one of the few times I haven’t shared the stage with him. It is odd not having the kids around, though, and old habits die hard. I still found myself tip-toeing past their doors Saturday morning on my way to the bathroom, only to realize that there was no one to sneak past. This weekend provided a nice break, but it will be good to have them back home again.

CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES needs more date nights. Email him at chughes@golackawanna.com

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Slow response time to an East Mountain fire prompted the rehiring of 12 men back to the Scranton Fire Department. Returning men to the fire service helped reopen Engine 10.

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ast week’s decision from City Hall to rehire 12 men to the Scranton Fire Department was an easy one. “We still don’t have any money, but I’m not going to have somebody die,” Mayor Chris Doherty said Thursday. The March 16 decision came after 13 people were displaced from a fire on Swetland Street on March 12 that met appropriate response times. A second fire on March 16 was different, however. It took crews 10 minutes – almost twice the proper response time – to reach last week’s structure fire at 1125 Froude Ave. in the East Mountain section of the city. The engine company that would have responded first, Engine 10, had been permanently closed since January after council did not revise Doherty’s proposal to eliminate 29 fire fighters in the 2012 budget.

Word quickly came down from City Hall later that day authorizing the rehiring of 12 men, who were put into service on Saturday, March 17. “The mayor met with the unions. The biggest problem was staffing,” explained Fire Chief Tom Davis on Thursday. “We rode with two men for the past 10 years. When they went to court, they were handed down a four-man staffing (requirement per apparatus). The mayor asked them if they would go to three for the simple reason that we could open another company. If they agreed, he said he would bring back the 12 men. That’s exactly what happened. “They were darn relieved and happy to come back.” While fire fighters stationed at the reopened Engine 10 on East Mountain Road on Friday afternoon could not comment on being rehired by the city, two of the men who were among the dozen first hired in Feb. 2003 couldn’t help but smile.

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Plan was in place Doherty had directed Deputy Fire Chief Al Lucas to build a plan in January on how the city could rehire men through savings from a retiree prescription savings grant approved by council in Dec. 2011. The plan was projected by council to save $600,000, but officials questioned if and when that money would materialize. It’s now believe the city should receive those funds in June. “There were 13 positions in the budget based on council’s funding of the prescription rebate plan,” Lucas said Friday. “I was asking the administration, ‘If this is going to be real, I really need those 13 men to reopen Engine 10.’” The Oct. 2011 Supreme Court ruling concerning past arbitration and the city’s status as a distressed municipality included the language that required four fire fighters working on each apparatus. “On Mayor Doherty’s direction, I

“Three out of the four structures, they’re gone,” White said at about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday morning as fire crews continued to pour water onto the structures to eliminate hot spots that continued to erupt. The first call came in at 11:06 p.m. and the blaze occupied fire fighters for hours. The last company didn’t clear the scene until 8:04 a.m., according to the Scranton Fire Department website, www.scrantonfire.com. Crews spent parts of the day Wednesday and Thursday demolishing those structures. White estimated that 50 men from Scranton and Dunmore responded to the fire. Twenty-six men initially responded from the city. Chief Tom Davis said Thursday that the fire was ruled arson through a joint investigation by the Scranton and Pennsylvania State police departments. Fire crews were able to respond quickly after Engine 7 was cleared from an initial investigation called in at 10:54 p.m. to 1019 Albright Ave. for reports of a trash can on fire, according to www.scrantonfire.com. Crews spotted the fire on Langstaff, allowing them to respond in just over two minutes after the 11:06

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CRANTON – Fire filled a North Scranton neighborhood as smoke billowed across the city late Tuesday night in a blaze that inspectors determined was deliberately set. Four homes on Langstaff Place, off Providence Road, were hit by the fire that Assistant Fire Chief Jeff White said began in 604-06 Langstaff Pl.


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No charges in local officer investigation CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

SCRANTON – The Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office will not file criminal charges against a Scranton police officer that was placed under investigation in late February. The Pennsylvania State Police confirmed on Feb. 22 that they were investigating the officer. District Attorney Andy Jarbola said Friday, March 23 that the “allegations that came to us were thoroughly investigated by the state police, and we are of the opinion that the conduct does not rise to the level of crime that can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.” Police Chief Dan Duffy said he was informed by the district attorney’s office that the officer would not be charged at about 3 p.m. The personnel matter, he added, would be under internal investigation. The officer in question, who both Jarbola and Duffy declined to identify, will be placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the department’s investigation. Duffy did not clarify if the officer would be paid or unpaid and estimated that an investigation could be completed in as little as two weeks. “Internal department violations can go anywhere from a verbal reprimand on up to termination,” Duffy said of possible repercussions for violating policy, procedure, rules, and regulations. Findings in personnel matters are not made public, he added. If the conduct rises to the level of termination, the suggestion would be handed over to Mayor Chris Doherty. “The only person that can hire and fire is the mayor,” Duffy said. The case has offered a complex problem to the department, the chief acknowledged. “It’s not routine for one of our own to be investigated for criminal matters. When we receive internal complaints, it’s not uncommon for us as a police agency to police our own to ensure that we’re doing what’s appropriate,” he said. “We have a tremendous department with a phenomenal group of people, and this is a rarity.” Duffy said he was pleased that the state police and district attorney’s office found no criminal conduct. He said no officers have been reassigned to other duties after the beginning of the investigation.

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stops before he was detained by police. Owens, who allegedly told police his name was Jamie, also allegedly swore at and “flipped off” The following criminal complaints police during the incident. were filed in Lackawanna County He was arraigned March 16 on one Court between Feb. 9 and March 19. All information is derivative of police count each of providing false identification, disorderly conduct, and affidavits, all charges are pending following preliminary hearings, and all harassment, and he was released on suspects are presumed innocent until $2,500 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is set for March 26. proven guilty. Hotel guest touched worker State worker allegedly bilked inappropriately businesses South Abington Police say MahThe Attorney General’s Public Cormoud Bakr Aqeel, 28, of Jackson ruption Unit arrested James McDonnell, 53, of Sanderson Ave., Scranton, Street., Scranton, allegedly grabbed an auditing supervisor with the State the buttocks of a hotel employee at the Inn at Nichols Village on March Workman’s Insurance Fund, on six 17. Aqeel allegedly asked to women counts of filing false statements of to come into a bathroom on the third financial interest, five counts of bribfloor of the hotel and asked her to ery, three counts of restricted activities, and two counts each of conspir- “come in to ‘see something.’” The employee, believing something was acy and dealing in proceeds of unbroken, entered the bathroom and lawful activity. Aqeel allegedly asked her to show McDonnell’s wife, Michelle, 44, is him her privates. She refused, and also charged with two counts of conwhen she turned to replace a trash spiracy. bag, he allegedly grabbed her butAuthorities allege Mr. McDonnell tocks. solicited and accepted bribes from Aqeel was arraigned March 17 on businesses between 1999 and 2011 in charges of indecent assault, disexchange for reductions in worker’s orderly conduct, and harassment. He compensation insurance premiums. Further, Mrs. McDonnell was allegedly was held for $5,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for March 26. placed on the payroll of some affected businesses as a “ghost employee” Providence burglar wanted copper to arrange the payments. The McDonnell’s allegedly received pipes Police arrested 24-year-old Chrismore than $80,000 through the topher Burton, of Roach Court, scheme. Scranton, on March 17 after he was Both were arraigned March 19 and discovered inside a condemned proppreliminary hearings are set for March 26. Mr. McDonnell was released erty at 1152-54 Providence Rd., Scranton. Burton allegedly admitted on $50,000 unsecured bail, and Mrs. to police that he was “trying to steal McDonnell was released on $10,000 the copper pipes and (was) going unsecured bail. into the house because he needed Thief eyed dental hygiene money for food.” He also told police that he had smoked synthetic mariPolice allege Francis Robert Lomjuana that morning. bardo, 49, of South Webster Ave., Burton was arraigned March 17 on Scranton, attempted to steal two charges of theft by unlawful taking, packs of Crest whitening strips from receiving stolen property, criminal the K-Mart store in Moosic on March trespassing, and criminal mischief. 16. In an interview with police, LomHe was held for $10,000 bail, and a bardo allegedly said he stole the preliminary hearing is set for March items worth $54.99 each to sell for 26. $30 because “he needed the money for rent.” The retail theft was LombarKids’ clothes, intimates shoplifted do’s second, according to the comHolly Jill Huey, 36, of Tedrick plaint. Street, Pittston, allegedly attempted He was arraigned March 16 on one to steal $177.88 in toddler’s clothing count of retail theft and released on $5,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary and intimate apparel including bras and socks from the K-Mart on Moosic hearing is set for March 26. Street on March 17. When she was Man spit on doughnut shop stopped by loss prevention officers customers in the parking lot, she refused to Twenty-two-year-old Jeremy Owens, return to the store and fled with of South Main Street, Old Forge, alleg- another woman in a blue Pontiac G6. When police stopped the vehicle at a edly spit on two women inside the Curry Donuts on Wyoming Avenue on nearby Fidelity Deposit and Trust March 16 and yelled derogatory terms Bank on Birney Avenue, Huey was in the passenger seat and the alleged at bystanders waiting at nearby bus

stolen items were in plain sight inside the car. Huey was arraigned on March 17 on two counts each of retail theft, receiving stolen property, and driving with a suspended license. She was released on $2,000 unsecured bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for March 26. Driver waived handgun at woman Anthony J. Allen, 31, of Royal Oaks Drive, South Abington Township, allegedly waived a hand gun at a woman driving along Sanderson Avenue on Feb. 9. The victim, Mary Ellen Walsh, told police that the driver of an older model Mercedes Benz honked his horn at her while she was stopped at a stop sign and began “waving a black hand gun at her.” She told police that he wasn’t pointing the hand gun at her but that the incident caused “extreme fear.” Police seized two weapons from Allen’s vehicle following a traffic stop with permission from Allen and his girlfriend, Rebecca Segall. Allen was arraigned Feb. 9 on charges of terroristic threats. The preliminary hearing has been continued twice, and the current hearing is set for April 23. Allen posted $5,000 bail on Feb. 10. Woman waives lip-biting hearing Talisa Nicole Collins, 24, of Stafford Ave., Scranton, waived a March 6 preliminary hearing on allegations that she bit her boyfriend’s lip following an argument. Police said Corey Cureton’s lip “was only attached by a small piece of skin.” Collins allegedly told police that she “bit his lip in self defense. Police said the injury would likely require plastic surgery. Collins was arraigned March 1 and waived all charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct on March 6. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. Stabbing case moves forward A man accused of stabbing a woman outside the St. Francis of Assisi soup kitchen on March 3 waived his hearing on March 21. Bruce Timothy Wild, 39, of Luzerne Street, Scranton, allegedly stabbed Donna Fuller earlier this month “because he was accusing her of seeing another man.” Wild was located by police near the railroad tracks on the 300 block of Olive Street. He was arraigned March 12 and waived all charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, and reckless endangerment at a March 21 preliminary hearing. He was held for $5,000 bail. - CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES


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Christopher Trevisani speaks to council about the proposed senior housing development in the city’s Green Ridge section on March 15.

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$1 million in improvements invested with a cap at $10 million. Council agreed with Trevisani that the project would be a significant improvement to a troubled area. “When I condemned this for the Scranton Redevelopment Authority, there were a lot of delinquent taxes on the building that was there. The neighbors were complaining at that time because of drug addicts, fires in the building,” council solicitor Boyd Hughes recalled. While Trevisani presented council with a petition signed by neighbors saying that they would be in favor of such a development, several citizens who spoke during council’s subsequent meeting were opposed to granting the LERTA, saying that taxpayers were more in need of a break than a large developer. Council has yet to introduce legislation to approve the LERTA but seemed largely in favor of it. “It seems like a very noteworthy project from first glance. The $700-800 a month range for rent does seem affordable, and the creation of some green space is definitely something that I believe would benefit that neighborhood,” Councilman Frank Joyce said.

Insurance services approved, but questioned

Firemen reinstated Council expressed approval of Mayor Chris Doherty’s reinstatement of 12 firefighters laid off in the 2012 budget. Council President Janet Evans emphasized that the mayor had to make the reinstatements, but council will provide and approve legislation for their funding, which is currently being drafted. She said the union had to agree to reduce the number of personnel per apparatus from four to three in order to provide increased fire protection. The positions will be paid for with Urban Development Action Grant funds, contingency funds, and funds set aside for unemployment, street salting and snow removal, and overtime. A prescription health care savings grant worth $600,000 will be used to reimburse the budgetary accounts.

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SCRANTON – City Council discussed granting a New Yorkbased developer tax abatement on a planned senior housing development in the Green Ridge section during a public caucus held before council’s March 15 meeting. According to Christopher Trevisani, director of development for Affordable Senior Housing Opportunities of New York, Inc., the $8 to $10 million project would contain 121 one- and twobedroom apartment units at $700 to 800 a month including heat and hot water. The 115,000square-foot, three-story building wouldbelocatedonalotonDelawareStreetandDicksonAvenue, a portion of the former Daron Northeast site. “This proposed use is kind of an ideal situation. It’s surroundedbyanexistingresidentialcommunity and it’s in need of some type of development. I think industrial use is inappropriate there,” Trevisani said of the zoning of the proposed building site. The “self-sustaining building” would contain exercise rooms, a private post office, and other amenities to “cater to (the) needs” of seniors and would employ three to five full-time staff

members. The venture would be the company’s second in Pennsylvania, the first located in Erie. “It is on an old coal mine, so we do have some very extensive foundation costs,” Trevisani pointed out. “The cost of developing the facility construction is in the $10 to $15 million dollar range.” To help pay down this cost, the company is seeking approval of a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Act program, which providers developers with a real estate tax freeze as opposed to tax elimination offered through the Keystone Opportunity Zone program. The Scranton School Board of Directors approved the LERTA last September, but the program must be approved by at least two taxing bodies, leaving either the city or Lackawanna County. “Affordable Senior Housing is obligated under the statute to pay the current real estate taxes. If it were to acquire this site and develop this site, the current real estates on the land portion would be paid. It’s the improvement portion that would be postponed in accordance with the LERTA statute,” Atty. Frank Hoegan explained, adding that the LERTA would give a oneyearyeartaxabatementforevery

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SCRANTON – City Council unanimously repealed an old ordinance and gave final approval to a new rental registration program on March 22 that will add fees and stronger provisions to a previously ineffective law. Council believes the previous rental program dissolved in 2008 due to employment cuts within the city, and penalties for noncompliance lacked weight and enforcement. It took over a year for the legislation to materialize before its passage on Thursday. Property owners will now owe an annual rental registration fee of $15 per rental unit and an annual permit fee of $50 per site. The ordinance lists the duties of owners and requires all owners to obtain a minimum of $50,000 in fire legal liability insurance and “casualty insurance in an amount sufficient to either restore or remove the building.” Several city officials are authorized to enforce the program, and the Licensing, Inspections, and Permits department may close a rental unit if multiple violations of the ordinance occur, among other provisions. Councilman Bob McGoff met with Councilman Pat Rogan during the week to decide on amendments based on feedback from council and the Greater Scranton Board of REALTORS. “The safety inspection was included so that it would not hinder property owners and enforce unnecessary inspections for properties that were up to code and operating with of the safety of the tenants in mind,” McGoff explained. While he said some things “maybe have been left out,” amendments can be made in the future to address those issues as they arise, including the possible hiring of a program coordinator. Rogan said it was a “good first step” that will hopefully “cut down on some of the blight in our neighborhoods.”

In other business, council unanimously approved the first reading of a contract with Knowles Associates, LLC for insurance brokerage services from April 1 through March 31, 2013, a contract which was put out to bid at the request of council, through Knowles was the lone bidder, Councilman Jack Loscombe said. Examining the coverage, he said the buildings, not including the content of the Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine St., and the Nancy K. Holmes Branch Library, 1032 Green Ridge St., are insured “for well over” $4 million, but he questioned the city’s insurable interest in the libraries. “Since the deeds are in the hands of the Library Authority, that has taken the insurable interest away from the city, as we do not have the deeds. I was just wondering if we could check with them, if the Library Authority could be billed for that part of the insurance policy. That was one of the reasons they wanted to form an authority, so they could properly insure their buildings. It just doesn’t seem right when all the other authorities handle their own insurance,” Loscombe said.

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SCRANTON – With the deadline to file federal and state taxes quickly approaching, a core group of students and volunteers continue to gain valuable experience while helping residents of Lackawanna and Wayne counties. TheUniversityofScrantoncontinued its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program this year with a kick-off in February. Since that time, accounting majors and volunteers have traveled the area to help senior citizens and those with low-to-moderate incomes with free assistance in filing their local, state, and federal tax returns. “We do tax returns pretty much all over the county,” said Joe Hammond, University of Scranton adjunct professor of accounting and coordinator of VITA, noting that the program began in the 1970s. VITA served more than 1,500 people in 2011, returning more

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program enters its final week Monday. University of Scranton, Brennan Hall, Room 111 – no appointment necessary Mon., March 26 and Wed., March 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tues. March 27, noon to 6 p.m.; and Fri., March 30, 9 a.m. to noon. University of Scranton, Brennan Hall, Room 111 – appointments required Sun., April 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make appointments by calling the United Way at (570) 343-1267, ext. 222. JASON RIEDMILLER PHOTO

Accounting majors Rory Lynch and Mark McNally review documents inside Brennan Hall as part of the University of Scranton’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

than $1.3 million to the community, according to the University of Scranton. “We’re at 1,300 and change now,” Hammond said this week. “More than likely, we’ll go over 1,500 again.” The program reaches many

more residents from Taylor to Honesdale with the help of volunteers and interpreters trained through the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. United Way President Gary Drapek said the Scranton-based program has been recognized by

the Internal Revenue Service as one of the best programs in the state. University accounting majors who work on the program walk away with priceless perspectives on how to file tax returns. Senior accounting major Mark McNally, a native of Pocono Pines, first volunteered in 2011. “I’ve learned tons of skills for

doing tax returns. It’s good experience,” McNally said this week between returns he filed at Brennan Hall on the university’s campus. The work, McNally admitted, can be stressful, especially on busy days. “You get a return, finish it, and you’re immediately on to another return.” People, however, are almost always appreciative of the service provided. “We get a lot of people that say it’s a great service. ‘This saves me a lot.’ If feels great to hear that,” McNallysaid,addingthatareturn prepared by a commercial organization can cost about $200. “It’s a really great marriage of a need in the community and qualified people to address that need,” Drapek said. As tax time approaches, the system is still in high demand. VITA served 42 people on Monday. The service ends with an appointment-only session on April 1.

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CORPORATE LADDER Regional Hospital names employees of year

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director of information technology, worked for Regional from 1997 to 2008 and was rehired in 2010 as executive director of information technology. He manages the day-to-day operations of the information technology department and the telecommunications department. Korea was tasked with completing multiple information technology conversions with the hospital ownership change in 2011. He completed the IT cutover in four months while also maintaining daily operations. His technical knowledge, experience and professionalism have been described as exceptional. Korea lives in Duryea with his wife, Kelly, and their children, Marissa and Mark.

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Bauman, Laurie Cadden, and Jason Morrison to the Board of Directors. Bauman serves as the executive director of the Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) and Government Services Manager for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA). He has over 15 years experience providing professional project and contract management services and program development for private, non-profit and government entities. He serves on the board of directors of the Greater Scranton YMCA and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) NEPA Chapter, as well as several other nonprofit advisory boards. Bauman is also an adjunct faculty member at Marywood University. Cadden is owner of Laurie Cadden Enterprises and a real estate agent at ERA Real Estate in Scranton. At Laurie Cadden Enterprises, she is responsible for securing sponsorships, working with media partners, planning and organizing special events, and

Send news about recent promotions, awards, or new hires in your organization to news@golackawanna.com, via fax at (570) 558-0854, or by phone at (570) 558-0113.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Northeast Broadcast Employment Fair, Mon., March 26, 4-6 p.m., WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. ‘Women and Health Disparities,’ Fri., March 30, noon, Medical Sciences Building of The Commonwealth Medical College, 525 Pine St., Scranton. Cost: Free. Info: www.thecommonwealthmedical.com. Alley-Oop for Autism, 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament to benefit the Northeast Regional Autism Center, hosted by The Commonwealth Medical College, Sat., March 31, Lackawanna College Student Union, 500 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Registration from 8-8:45 a.m., games begin at 9 a.m. Cost: $40 per team before March 29. Info: www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/ basketball. Marley’s Mission Hoops for Hope Tournament, Sat. and Sun., March 31 and April 1, Scranton High School, 63 Munchak Way, Scranton. 3-on-3 format with one alternate player. Cost: Sixth to eight grade or high school division, $80 per team; adult teams, $120. RSVP by March 24.

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finding and meeting with potential sponsors. Cadden holds professional membership in the Greater Scranton Board of Travis Realtors and is a local radio and television host with WILK radio and Electric City Television. She also volunteers on various community boards, including Scranton Tomorrow, Friendship House, the Community Intervention Center, YMCA, and the Society of Irish Women, among others. Morrison is currently the secretary for development at the Diocese of Scranton where he assists Diocesan parishes, departments, and ministries in their development efforts. He was previously executive director of the Lackawanna Bar Association and has a wide range of experience in the areas of stewardship, donor relations, and Catholic school development. He serves on the board of directors of St. Joseph’s Center and is involved in various other community activities.

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Three employees of Regional Hospital of Scranton are being honored as top employees of the year. Employee of the Year Patricia Slusser, RN, intensive care unit (ICU), has worked at Regional since 1997. She was nominated by ICU Nurse Manager Maureen Kane who says that she is a strong resource for the department and the hospital. Slusser lives in Yatesville with her husband, Shawn, and their infant daughter, Mia. Clinical Manager of the Year Gordon Travis, RNFA, BSN, director of surgical services, has worked at Regional since 1986. He was nominated by Patricia Dei Tos, chief nursing officer, who notes that since Gordon began to manage surgical services in 2008 he has created an atmosphere of mutual respect and developed a first-rate staff where clinical competency and compassion are highly valued. Travis serves as a youth soccer coach in Archbald. He and his wife, Rosemary, have three children - Kristin, Erin, and Daniel. Non-Clinical Manager of the Year Gerald J. Korea, executive

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he Tobyhanna Army Depot will celebrate 100 years of military presence in the Poconos this summer -- a milestone that was uncertain 17 years ago. In 1995, the depot found itself on a short list of U.S. military installations identified by an independent review panel charged with deciding which facilities to close.

Residents and leaders throughout northeastern Pennsylvania rallied around the region’s largest employer and staved off closure. “It was an emotional time,” said James Antonelli, 54, of Sugarloaf Township, who has worked at the depot since 1985. Robert Katulka, 48, of Mountain Top, started a year after Antonelli and recalled the fight to save his workplace. “There was a lot of activity and a lot of interest both in the depot and with local officials. In some ways it was very exciting; in some ways stressful,” Katulka said. “It was a display of what the area can do when they focus on a common task. It was an example of a shining moment.” While thousands of their neighbors work at the facility, it wasn’t until they almost lost the depot that area residents really understood what it meant for the region’s economy. “That (1995) was the first time the community realized what was here,” said Antonelli. Large regional footprint Sue Rudat, 50, of Duryea, said the depot’s footprint is so large – drawing employees from an 11 county area – that rallying around it is unusual. “It took the BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Commission) to pull it together,” said Rudat, who has worked at the installation for seven years. While Tobyhanna was spared in the 1995 and more BRAC closures in 2005, other regions weren’t so lucky. But their loss was northeastern Pennsylvania’s gain. More than 100 workers were transferred from California’s McClellan Air Force Base to Tobyhanna. As depots and work performed at bases nationwide were cut, Tobyhanna continued to pick up new contracts, which in the military world means survival

since there are Department of Defense line items specific to depots. Depots operate on revenue generated from contracts with the armed forces, not dedicated allocations. “We operate as a business. Depots are the closest thing in government to the private sector. It’s our corporate philosophy that has made the organization successful,” said Col. Charles C. Gibson, commander of the Tobyhanna Army Depot. That business philosophy also dictates that there’s always a better, more efficient way to do things and employees are urged to come up with ideas and methods that could achieve that goal. “Tobyhanna has survived and grown because of the quality of its products and services, and the efficiency and productivity of our workforce. We constantly stress to our managers and employees that we must continually improve in all areas of our operations if we are to remain the best value for our customers,” Gibson said. Emphasis on quality Thinking back to1985, Katulka recalled “it was a different world … there were many more depots.” But as technology has evolved and conflicts have raged in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Bosnia, the depot has continually met the challenges and stepped up production. “Our employees take pride when repairing equipment for our war fighters,” Gibson said. “Best quality, lowest cost, ontime delivery. Our foremost mission is providing the highest quality support to our armed forces, but we also believe we have an obligation to the people of northeastern Pennsylvania to maintain Tobyhanna as a key component of the regional economy.”

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The Tobyhanna Army Depot employs more than 5,500 people.

PUBLIC INVITED The Tobyhanna Army Depot will open its gates to the public on Sat., June 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a celebration of the army’s century long affiliation with Tobyhanna. Guided tours of the depot, a car show, Humvee rides, historic military equipment and vehicles will be on display, a children’s carnival and drop-ins from the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team will be part of the celebration. There will also be a 5K run and parade at the depot.

Katulka, a Meyers High School graduate, said the region’s work ethic is partly to credit for the depot’s success. “I’ll stack our people up against any installation in the country,” Katulka said. When the discussion turns to the potential loss of Tobyhanna and its impact on the region, the word multiple people interviewed for this story used was “devastating.” Antonelli said that what a major downsizing or closing “would do to the local unemployment rate, the local tax base, the value of people’s homes, I would think it would be a significant negative impact. ‘Devastating’ would probably be a good word.” Steve Zaricki, with the NEPA Alliance, an economic development organization serving the region, said Tobyhanna is unique in that it impacts people and businesses in such a large geographic area. “I’m not familiar with any other

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A helicopter is on display at theTobyhanna Army Depot.

industry that comes close to these numbers,” Zaricki said after reeling off the economic impact associated with the depot. More than 5,500 people are employed by the Monroe County facility and some estimates show that it generates $4.4 billion in regional economic activity. Other than Wyoming Countybased Procter and Gamble, Zaricki said nothing even comes close. “Four point four billion dollars,” Zaricki said, “is a lot of money.” Unique position now Even with the challenges and uncertainties the depot has faced over its history, those working there believe its future is safe. “There’s really no other facility that can duplicate what Tobyhanna has,” Rudat said. “So that’s an

advantage we have within the (Department of Defense).” The depot has become so essential that shutting it down would not only hurt the region but could hurt the military, too. “This is an enduring installation,” said Katulka. “That’s not me saying that. That’s the Army that’s said that. We’re going to be around in some shape or form. Like everything else we’re going to continue to evolve. … We’ll be around. We think we have a bright future not withstanding the challenges that we’ve got ahead of us.” Those challenges, Antonelli said, include “declining defense budgets, the changes to the Army force structure. As they go down there will be less need for our equipment. Disposable technology means big changes. Money’s driving most of it.”


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Maj. Gen. William D. Razz Waff; John Belcher, military affairs constituent adviser to U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta; Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty; and Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig cut the ceremonial ribbon outside the Scranton Armed Forces Reserve Center on March 22.

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SCRANTON – With a hearty “hooah” at the request of Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig, members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and United States Army Reserve filled a brand new assembly hall with the battle cry on Thursday, March 22, during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Scranton Armed Forces Reserve Center. The new $25 million, 125,000-square foot complex will be the home of multiple National Guard and Army Reserve units. “Together, the soldiers of these diverse units will use the state-of-the-art facility to ensure that the Army continues to provide ready and trained troops to support our nation,” said master of ceremonies Nick Taylor of the 99th Regional Support Command The construction of the new center at 3401 Olyphant Ave., Scranton, was the result of a base realignment and closure act approved in 2005 that replaced reserve and guard centers with consolidated armed forces centers across the county. In Scranton, the Watres Armory an Adams Avenue and Serrenti Memorial Army Reserve Center on Colfax Avenue were closed, along with an additional Army Reserve center in Wilkes-Barre. “In doing this, we’re trying to make sure we have the best possible facilities in the 21st century for our soldiers who will be using these buildings,”

explained Maj. Gen. William D. Razz Waff, commanding general of the 99th RSC. Waff lauded the “beautiful, historic” Watres Armory, commonly referred to as “The Castle” on Wednesday. “You great soldiers come together and make this your new military home,” he said. “Bring that same spirit of the Castle with you and use this wonderful facility to continue to keep those skills honed that you have so well polished.” “I have spent many times in the Castle, and it is indeed historic. It’s a beautiful, but very old, facility. We will miss the history,” Craig, adjutant general of Pennsylvania and commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard, added. “Guard and reserve soldiers have served together on the battlefield, from World War II to the current day, and now they have a place to work together and train together in the same environment.” While the ribbon cutting was just held Thursday, the center played a critical role as the site of the state’s emergency active duty mission in response to flooding caused by tropical storms in Sept. 2011. The center was built on the site of a former culm dump, according to Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty. “We are thrilled with the investment the military has made in this site,” he said. “It will change the neighborhood, and it has changed the neighborhood.”

p.m. call. It’s unclear if the trash fire and arson are connected in any way. The fire spread quickly, Davis said. “Unfortunately, when you have a fire that’s coming out windows and doors, it’s so hot that the exposures are going to go, and that’s exactly what happened,” he said. No lives were lost and no injuries were reported from Tuesday’s blaze. Among the 19 people displaced by the blaze were four adult consumers, two supported living tenants, and two staff members from Keystone Community Resources at a home at 608 Langstaff Pl. The agency serves both children and adults with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and autism. “We’re really happy for the first responders who got there and did such a great job,” said Don Barney, director of clinical services at KCR. “The good news from out point of view is that everyone came out safely… We’re really proud of our staff and their response.” KCR operates “about 50 homes around Scranton” that are designed to provide resident consumers and tenants various

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Crews battle the massive fire along Langstaff Place late Tuesday night.

levels of assistance with daily living skills. Those displaced Tuesday will soon be transi-

tioned into a permanent home after leaving temporary housing.

“Unfortunately, when you have a fire that’s coming out windows and doors, it’s so hot that the exposures are going to go, and that’s exactly what happened.” — Chief Tom Davis

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put together what could be done to keep three men on a piece and what that would do,” Lucas said. “The safety language is very important and will come back into play once we financially get back on our feet. We haven’t given up on the safety language. At this point, we said if we could get these 12 guys back that we would relax the standards that have been put forth by the Supreme Court.” Baptism by fire The men were needed soon after being put back into fire com-

panies across the city on Tuesday night when Davis said an arsonist torched one home on Langstaff Place in the Providence section that spread to three neighboring homes. Additional men on duty, coupled with the agreed-upon three men per piece of fire equipment, put two other engine companies in service to fight the 11 p.m. fire until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Money talks The “totally unacceptable” response time on March 16 caused by company closures was key to last week’s action by Doherty. A mild winter and savings from the retiree prescription plan didn’t hurt the cashstrapped city either.

“Through (Urban Development Action Grant) money, I had $95,000. We’ve had a good winter and saved almost $200,000 in plowing and salt,” Doherty explained. Both Doherty and Davis said they hope a Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will bring more men back. “We put in for the SAFER grant, and I was in Washington Tuesday where I met with Sen. (Bob) Casey, went to the vice president’s residence, and made our plea,” Doherty said. Davis said last week that the city has applied for $12 million in SAFER grants.


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Toddler killed in fall SCRANTON - Authorities say a toddler died after falling from the window of a fifth-floor Scranton apartment on Monday Officials in Scranton said 2-year-old Brian Kochis fell more than 60 feet from an open window of a relative’s apartment at about 10:40 a.m. Monday. Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said following an autopsy performed Tuesday that Kochis died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries from the fall, and the manner of death was accidental. Police Lt. Martin Crofton said the child was visiting his great-grandfather, Charles Williams, at his apartment in the Washington West complex, 537 N. Washington Ave. Williams told police his great-grandson liked to look out the window at cars traveling on Wyoming Avenue behind the building, which is operated by the Scranton Housing Authority. The boy was pronounced dead at 11:01 a.m. in the emergency department of Community Medical Center in Scranton. STEVE MOCARSKY / smocarsky@timesleader.com

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CRANTON – Blinded by the desire to help their friends attain wealth, board members of First National Community Bancorp grantedmillionsofdollarsinquestionableloanstofellowbankdirectorsand other insiders who later defaulted, said two attorneys who filed a lawsuit on behalf of shareholders Wednesday.

The unsound lending practices, which included loans to former Luzerne County Judge Michael Conahan, helped fuel significant losses at the bank and cost shareholders more than $50 million, said attorneys Joseph Solfanelli and Todd O’Malley of the O’Malley and Langan law firm. The lawsuit seeks to force the bank to turn over all records related to loans made to board members and persons or businesses related to them, known as “insider” loans by federal regulators. The suit, filed on behalf of shareholder Lori Gray of Pottstown, seeks to recover losses the attorneys contend were the result of “egregious” conduct by board members, whom they allege breached their fiduciary duty to protect the interests of shareholders by making unsound loans that led the bank to lose $44.3 million in 2009.

The bank’s stock fell from $18.95 in December 2007 to just $3.85 per share as of Monday. Some of those losses are attributed to a large volume of insider loans made to directors and/or their family members, Solfanelli said. “The most plausible explanation is, in their desire to help friends, their vision became blurred and they approved loans theyotherwisewouldnothaveapproved,” Solfanelli said. “If this was the directors’ own money and they desired to help a friend acquire wealth, I would applaud them. But they didn’t risk their own money.Seventypercentofthemoneytheyrisked belonged to shareholders.” The bad loans include $4.5 million in debt guaranteed by Conahan, who served on the bank board until he was indicted on corruptionchargesin2009,andrealestate developer Michael G. Cestone, who also served on FNCB’s board until 2009. That money was used by W-Cat, a corporation owned by Conahan, former Judge Mark Ciavarella, attorney Robert Powell and others, to fund the failed Sanctuary townhouse project in Wright Township. Cestone’s construction company was the builder for the project. First National Community Bancorp is the parent company of First National CommunityBankofDunmore,whichwas once controlled by area business magnate Louis DeNaples. DeNaples, the former owner of Mount

Airy Casino Resort, served on the bank’s boardfordecadesbeforesteppingdownas chairman in 2008 after he was charged with perjury for allegedly lying to state officialsinvestigatinghissuitabilitytoholda gaminglicense.Thechargewaslaterwithdrawn, but federal regulators have barred DeNaples’ return to the board. His brother, Dominick, now chairs the board. Steve Tokach, president and CEO of FNCB, did not return a phone message Thursday seeking comment on the lawsuit. In a letter to Solfanelli, attorneys for the bank said a committee has been formed to investigate questions raised by the attorneys.Thatcommitteehasnotyetcompleted its report. The suit, filed in Lackawanna County Court, is based partly on the annual report FNCB, which is publicly traded, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Dec. 2011. The report showed the bank had made $105.7 million worth of loans to insiders as of the end of 2009, a figure that equaled 128 percent of its net assets. More troubling, Solfanelli said, is that $8.9 million worth of the loans FNCB made to insiders are in default and are uncollectible.Another$7.5millionininsider loans have been deemed to be at high risk for default. Solfanelli said the amount of insider loans FNCB made is way out of line with See FNCB, Page 15


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otherbanks.HepointedtoFirstFidelity Bancorp of Scranton as an example. That bank has just $2.5 million in loans to insiders, which equates to about 5 percent of its net worth, he said. A banking consultant contacted by The Times Leader concurred with Solfanelli’s assessment. Stuart Greenberg, a banking

story, • discussing new words to build vocabulary, • asking open-ended questions, • and visiting your local library to find other books and materials. Throughout the year, many local events will be held including author visits; library and museum programming for families; and activities for parents, early child care providers, and educators. O’Hora will be touring Lackawanna County Library System libraries on Thursday, April 26. He will speak at the Abington Community Library at 10 a.m., the Carbondale Public Library at 1 p.m., and Lackawanna County Children’s Library at 6 p.m. He will present a slide show, read from his books, and draw characters from “Stop Snoring, Bernard!” Registration is required and can be made by contacting individual libraries. Reach the Abington Community Library at (570) 587-3440, the Carbondale Public Library at (570) 282-4281and the Lackawanna County Children’s Library at (570) 348-3000, ext. 3015. For further information, go to www.lclshome.org or www.paonebook.org. These programs are available to the community, free of charge. If you don’t have a library card, come in and sign up for one today! ‘500 VINE’ focuses on library events and services. Find it biweekly in Go Lackawanna.

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J. Cestone Jr., Joseph Coccia, Dominick DeNaples, Louis DeNaples, Joseph Gentile, and J. David Lombardi. Solfanelli and O’Malley said they don’t know yet what role each director played in causing the problems at the bank. That information will come out as they obtain documentation, they said. The attorneys say their investigation into FNCB’s banking practices was spurred by the bank’s refusal to provide documents. The lawsuit asks a judge to order the bank to turn over the information.

Who knew otters snore? Poor Bernard is just trying to get some shut eye, but all of his otter friends are yelling “Stop Snoring, Bernard!” “Stop Snoring, Bernard!” has been chosen as Pennsylvania’s “One Book, Every Young Child” selection for 2012. It was written and illustrated by Zachariah O’Hora for children ages 3 to 6. Published in 2011, this engaging book follows the loveable sea otter Bernard as he tries to find a place in the zoo where his loud snoring won’t disturb the other animals. “Stop Snoring, Bernard!” encourages young readers to appreciate what makes each of us different. The book is O’Hora’s first for children and is the recipient of the 2011 Society of Illustrators’ Founders Award. This is the seventh year of “One Book, Every Young Child,” a valuable program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. In its inaugural year, “One Book, Every Young Child” won the coveted, national John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award. The statewide program officially kicks off on Tuesday, March 27 and emphasizes the importance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books. The goal is to increase awareness among parents, other family members, and the early childhood community of the need for practices that promote early literacy development. Activities include • Reading with children daily, • engaging children in the

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The new Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston, will host Spring Break for Autism on Friday, March 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event benefits the Northeast Regional Autism Center at Friendship House and the autism services it provides. Beer, wine, light fair, and music will be provided. Tickets are $25 or $250 for a table of ten, or $30 at the door. For more information, call (570) 342-8305, ext. 2063 or visit www.friendshiphousepa.org. Committee members planning the event include, from left, seated, Deb Dudley, director of development at Friendship House; and Peter Sabia. Standing, Sue Keating and Patti Duguay. consultant based in Baltimore, Md., said insider loans typically should not exceed 20 to 30 percent of a bank’s net worth. “One hundred plus percent? That’s way too high,” Greenberg said. “It doesn’t pass the smell test.” The lawsuit targets directors who were on the board during the time frames in which the insider loans were made and the losses were sustained. In a letter to the bank, Solfanelli identified those directors as Conahan, Michael G. Cestone, Michael

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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) 341-0205, 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) 344-3313, 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. Laura Craig Gallery, 307 Linden St., Scranton, (570) 963-7995. ‘Open Your Heart,’ small works to benefit the American Heart Association. Marquis Art & Frame, Scranton, 515 Center St., Scranton, (570) 3443313, www.marquisartframe.com. ‘Shine,’ paintings by Leigh Pawling. New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. Info: (570) 878-3970, www.newvisionsstudio.com. Adult figure drawing, fourweek class, Wed., March 28-April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $100. ‘Nature’s Finest Art,’ works of Dana Gabel, Mark Charles Rooney, Amy Lynn Wyman, and Bethel Wyman, continues to March 30.

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Easter egg hunt set BULLS HEAD NEIGHBORS SPONSOR ANOTHER HUNT

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CRANTON – Event organizers at Matthew’s Mission expected about 100 children and families to attend their first Easter EGGstravaganza in 2011. “We did it last year, and over 2,000 people showed up,” recalled Scranton resident Kathleen Haikes.

Needless to say, the group is prepared for a crowd when the Easter egg hunt filled with other activities returns to Harmon Field in South Scranton on Saturday, March 31. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at about 2 p.m. Matthew’s Mission is named for Haikes’ brother, Matthew James Newell, who passed away at age 24 on Aug. 19, 2010, while vacationing with family in Avalon, N.J. Haikes said her brother, who lived with Down syndrome,

The Weston Field/Bulls Head Residents Group will present an Easter egg hunt on March 31 at noon at the Weston Field House. The event is free for children from 2 to 12. For more information, call (570) 348-4186.

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Juggler Rob Smith performs during the 2011 Easter EGGstravaganza for Matthew’s Mission. The event returns on March 31.

died in his sleep after suffering a grand mal seizure. “My two sisters, my brother, and I felt that we should do something to keep his name alive. He always donated his own money to St. Joseph’s Cen-

ter or the autism center (at Friendship House). We wanted to do that work for him,” she said. Their work quickly began with a “Breakfast with Santa” in Dec. 2010 and expanded with the egg hunt last April. The organization has found success through word-of-mouth and social networking. “The support from the community is absolutely amazing,” Haikes said. This year, the Easter EGGstravaganza will welcome former television star Chris Burke, who portrayed Charles “Corky” Thatcher on the 1990s ABC program “Life Goes On.” Burke, a goodwill ambassador for the Na-

tional Down Syndrome Society, will perform with John DeMasi on Saturday. In addition, the March 31 event will offer face painting, kids’ crafts, juggler Rob Smith, music from DJ Pat Dougher, a raffle for special prizes, and more. “It’s a great day, and it’s a great way to celebrate Matt’s life. Everything about the day has my brother Matthew in mind,” Haikes said. Past proceeds raised by Matthew’s Mission have aided St. Joseph’s Center, Friendship House, families of children with special needs, and the Scranton Police Department’s K9 Division.

The Matthew’s Mission Easter EGGstravaganza is Sat., March 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harmon Field on Meadow Avenue in South Scranton. There is a $2 charge for anyone entering the field. For more information on the organization, search for Matthew’s Mission on Facebook or email matthewsmission@yahoo.com

Save money by shopping second hand

If you ask a fashion expert where to find the best deal on brand name clothing or accessories, they will probably respond with the name of a consignment shop. Faced with an economic meltdown, bargain hunters are tossing aside department store coupons and heading to a local consignment stores. Shoppers can find steals on high end items by big brand designers like Coach, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuiton, and Prada. Consignment shopping is the new black for retail shoppers. Years ago, people would be embarrassed to shop second hand, but now they are bragging about their finds and the money they are saving. It seems that people are trying to upstage each other with finding the best deals. Not only will you be shocked by the price tag but also by the quality of the item. Most items still have original price tags attached. Consignment stores are selective about the items that they sell and make sure they are in good shape and carry authentic brand names. Many stores specifically market women, men, or children and sell mostly clothing

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and accessories. Think about buying a $300 Coach purse for only $40 that is in excellent condition. Buying second hand is a terrific way to save on kids clothing, since most of the clothing is still in great condition. If you’re looking to find a great gift, stop by a consignment shop where you can find some great costume jewelry for under $5.

The advantage of buying in a consignment shop is that there is something new almost every day. The disadvantage, however, is that items sell out very quickly and only come in one size. Consignment selling is a great way to earn extra money. People who previously gave away clothing are looking for an opportunity to cash in on their unwanted clothing. A consignment operates by splitting profits 50/50 with the original owner. It’s a great way to earn money on items that are just sitting in a closet. Most consignment stores require an appointment to review items, but some may also be looking for specific items. I recommend calling ahead to make sure that the items are in good shape. With the rise in social media, many consignment shops are posting and tweeting when hot items come into stores. Check out some of the Facebook pages for local consignment shops to see some of the items in stock. Do you know of a great consignment shop? Share with us at www.facebook.com/ golackwanna.


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hen Director Angela Franek asked her West Scranton High School drama students what play they wanted to perform this season, they had only one word in mind – “Grease.” “My seniors are a great group, and they wanted to do this play for four years, and they’re such a good group of kids that I really picked it because they like it, and it’s a popular show. Everybody likes ‘Grease,’” Franek explained. Set in 1959, the popular musical follows the story of two teenagers, Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko, who unwittingly meet again at the fictional Rydell High School after a summer romance. Zuko is a member of the greaser gang the T-Birds, and Dumbrowski joins their female counterparts, the Pink Ladies. While they both pine for

Members of the West Scranton High School production of ’Grease’ rehearse numbers featuring The Pink Ladies, above, and The T-Birds, left.


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Any fanboy will tell you – let the Wookiee win. Some in the entertainment industry have learned this valuable lesson this past week, while others stubbornly fight against the wingman that has helped them become what they are today. My first example is the season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” For much of the second season of the series, which follows a group of survivors during the zombie apocalypse, I heard a lot of the same criticism from fellow fans: “They need less drama and more zombies.” Humans have always been the more important aspect of any zombie mythos, but I could concede that a little more action, or at least accuracy to the comic series on which it’s based, could have been added. Spoilers ahead. It’s great that the comic’s creator, Robert Kirkman, approved of many television adaptations personally, but a few deviations seemed unnecessary. Why did they transform Lori from a sympathetic mother who makes a mistake in a moment of emotional weakness to a Lady Macbeth-like manipulator? Why kill off Dale so much earlier in the show and leave us with awful characters like T-Dog? In the end, the show won fans like me over because the finale gave us all what we wanted. Zombies attacked en masse, and comic nerds got their first glimpse of the katana-wielding Michonne and a parting shot of the prison where the characters will seek shelter next, a major plot point in the source material. Reviews the next day were overwhelming positive. If something worked the first time, after

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all, why mess with it too much? Director Michael Bay has yet to learn this lesson. Bay, responsible for the big action, no plot “Transformers” movies as well as other lackluster remakes, announced recently that his upcoming reboot of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” would make the titular characters aliens instead of mutants. This, by default, would not make them turtles, as those are creatures originated from Earth, or ninjas either, considering those came from Japan. It screws up the title and makes the premise that much more outrageous. Having an entire planet of walking, talking, pizza-eating turtles doesn’t make these four very special anymore. Will they have to stop by a rat planet to pick up their wise Master Splinter? It raises more questions than it answers, the main being, “Why change what has been held true in adaptation after adaptation?” When you only have two hours to tell a story about those rad reptiles fighting the armor-clad Shredder and his Foot Clan, why waste time with the origin no one asked for? Fans flooded the Internet with instant criticism, but Bay quickly responded. “Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.”

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A “richer world”? This is coming from the guy who put testicles on a robot. They’ve already rebooted this franchise so many times that it’s become more of a steel-toed stomping at this point, and while he assumingly has co-creator Kevin Eastman’s support, Peter Laird didn’t seem as open to the idea on his blog: “I think a planet of turtles is not, in and of itself, a bad idea for some kind of science fiction/ fantasy story. But as a way to explain any aspect of the backstory of TMNT, I think it is awful and unnecessary.” He encouraged fans to wait and see, though, unlike actor Robby Rist, who voiced Michelangelo in the original live action films. Rist called it the “rape of our childhood memories.” While I wouldn’t exactly use that terminology, I understand the emotional investment, similar to the outrage gamers felt when com-

pleting “Mass Effect 3.” The best-selling video game has made national news since its March 6 release because its developers promised an ending to the popular series that would give closure to fans and answer their burning questions, not a confusing, plot hole-laden conclusion. One fan even filed a false advertising complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, which brings up a valid point – Why are salesmen allowed to lie about entertainment but not about cars and other products that suck up our hard-earned money? Maybe it’s because entertainment is subjective, but with the invention of the Internet, there’s just no excuse these creators have for not knowing what the majority of people want. BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka has backpedaled, saying that the team is working “on a

number of game content initiatives” that will attempt to fix what they have broken, but guys like Bay have an attitude like they know what’s best, which, in the long run, just doesn’t pan out. The reason that most film franchises only last three or four movies is because they paint themselves into corners with sloppy writing that goes against what fans expect. You make your money on name recognition alone, but when the substance doesn’t live up to its title, these entertainment know-it-alls have to go back to the drawing board when the writing was on the Facebook wall the entire time. Take a cue from “The Walking Dead” and just give fans what they want. The masses aren’t exactly right about a lot of things, but when it comes to our movies, games, comics, books, and television shows, let that big hairy beast have his way. If you do, he’ll always have your back in the end.

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Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 344-1111, www.scrantonculturalcenter.org. ‘South Pacific,’ Sun., March 25, 1 and 6 p.m. Cost: $37, $47, $57. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. ‘The Goonies,’ Sat., March 31, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Cost: Free.

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GOLackawanna a very tight-knit group of friends, and the T-Birds love clowning around. They are the T-Birds,” Haggerty concurred. This doesn’t mean, however, Continued from page 17 that the West Scranton Players each other, their social groups haven’t had to practice hard. and ensuing drama may keep Auditions and production started in mid-January, with them apart. “I think they like the little the 44 actors in the show rehearsing Monday love story in the through Thursshow. And they like IF YOU GO day from 6 to 9 their groups of p.m.. friends and the WHAT: The West Scranton Players “When I’m here dances. There’s a lit- Present “Grease” rehearsing 6 to 9 tle bit of rivalry and WHERE: West p.m., I’m in front, gossip that high Scranton High and then on Saturschool kids can re- School, 1201 Luzerne days I come in and late to. It’s a little St., Scranton work on the set, different from the WHEN: March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., and then my prep movie. That’s how April 1 at 2 p.m. high school kids COST: $8, adults; $5, periods, I’ll do the program. And are,” Franek contin- students, military, and seniors; free, then I’m running ued. children under 5. to the Salvation Seventeen-yearArmy looking for old seniors Galen Tickets are available costumes, I went Haggerty and John in the main office or at the door. to AC Moore toKearny, respectiveday looking for ly playing wire to hang Sandy and CAST something from Danny, not Galen Haggerty – Sandy the batons – it’s only resem- Nicole James – Rizzo just a lot of little ble the iconic Victoria Kusy – Frenchy details to make a roles played Aryssara Bryndzia – Marty really good by Olivia Rachel Fitz – Jan show,” Franek Newton-John John Kearny – Danny said. and John Tra- Chris Galdieri – Kenickie Christian Luciano – Roger “It’s hard for volta in the fa- Isaac Charleson – Doody the kids, too, bemous 1978 Justin Luciano – Sonny cause some of film adapta- Marisha Lozada – Cha-Cha them have track tion, they Andrew Simpson – Johnny Casino 3 to 5 p.m. and agree that then they come they also re- Asialena Bonitz – Regina Starr here 6 to 9 p.m., late to their Kelsie Kiehart – Miss Lynch or some are in characters. Mike Baranowski – Eugene baseball. It’s all “‘Grease’ is Layla Bryndzia, Shania Burns – Patty Simcox day after they’ve one of those been in school things that Alex Lozada – Teen Angel all day, so it’s reeveryone grew up with, so when we had ally a demanding schedule for a chance to pick what we want- these couple of months.” She also acknowledged the ed to do, ‘Grease’ was the first thing that popped in all our dedication of the stage and heads,” Kearny enthused. “Be- lighting crews, the live band ing torn between wanting to led by musical director Ken do the right thing and wanting McGraw, dances led by choreto fit in with your friends – I ographer Dave Ragnacci, students and faculty selling tickcan definitely relate to that.” “It’s one of my favorite mo- ets, ads, and refreshments, and vies…It’s so lighthearted and the school’s textiles class, who fun. All the songs are usually handmade the ’50s poodle upbeat and happy,” Haggerty skirts. “Seeing everything come toadded. The rest of the cast had no gether is the fun part,” she adtrouble getting into their char- mitted. The players also found acters, either. “My boys, the T-Birds, they themselves coming closer toact kind of goofy, and the Pink gether “like rama lama lama ka Ladies girls are cliquey and get dinga da dinga dong” throughtogether and have their pajama out the production, resulting parties and dances,” Franek in a show that’s likely to stand out from other versions of the pointed out. “With the Pink Ladies, we’re crowd-pleasing play.

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With a shaggy beard, gauged ears, and tattoos running up and down his arms, William James looks more like a hardcore punk rock singer than a poet. That isn’t a coincidence. It took him many years to come to terms with being labeled a poet, writing his “preteen angst” out in middle school before taking writing more seriously in college. “That wasn’t necessarily trying to write poems. That was, ‘I want to be in a punk rock band and all I can do is yell, so I’m going to write song lyrics and hope that somebody will start a band with me,’” James admitted. Many failed bands later, he began to realize that penning poetry wasn’t as far away from his original goal as he has originally thought. “The lyricist of a band will end up writing far more than what his musician bandmates can keep up with, so he’ll have this whole backlog of words written, and at some point you decide, ‘What the hell? I might as well let them stand on their own merit, put them in a chapbook, and say that now I’m a poet, too,’” he explained. Residing just outside of Pittsburgh, James discovered the city’s slam poetry scene in 2007, which he felt had a mindset towards structure that “really, really appealed to the leftover remnants” of his “angsty, teenage punk rock years.” He has

WHAT: Writers Showcase with William James, Keith Gilman, Charlie O’Donnell, Reena Ranells, Rachael Goetzke, Sandee Gertz Umbach, hosted by Brian Fanelli and Jason Lucarelli WHERE: New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton WHEN: Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. COST: Free

since become a member of the Steel City Slam and the host of the Young Steel Youth Slam. “After years and years and years of trying to figure out how to be a poet, I realized that it wasn’t as difficult as I was making it out to be…There’s this whole other world that doesn’t have to follow rules of rhyme scheme and form. I mean, I couldn’t even spell ‘iambic pentameter,’” he joked. He found his own voice through stubborn persistence, writing thousands of pages constantly, expanding his influences to classic poets, and immersing himself in the vibrant and diverse writing and poetry scene in his area. He eventually took his act on the road, performing nationally at over 300 readings, slams, and even punk shows with accompaniment from bands. Now 29, he finds inspiration in man’s struggle to survive at all costs. “Any time I’m performing in front of an audience, be it of one

or one thousand, everything that I write and everything that I perform can essentially, in some way, be traced back to the basic premise of this whole being alive and being human thing is kind of an awful struggle and it’s difficult. The only way we’re ever gong to get through it is to kind of hold each other up, so let’s do this thing,” he explained. The parallels between music and poetry also continue to this day for James. Much like he turned to his favorite bands to get through these hard times, he has found that his own work has had the same impact on others. “They say to me, ‘You had that poem that you closed your set with that was talking about when you tried to commit suicide and you didn’t, and I’ve never told anybody this, but I was there just not too long ago,’” he said. With three self-published chapbooks and a new mini-chapbook under his belt, James is currently working with an editor on a full manuscript and will make his third appearance in Scranton at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., at its third free Writers Showcase on Saturday, March 31, He promises the show will have all of the “energy” and “violence” of the punk rock shows that inspired his origins as a writer. “I’m just going to get up, I’m going to stand in the middle of the floor, and I’m going to yell at you, and it’s going to sound like poetry.”

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Slam poet William James, right, will perform as part of a writers’ showcase at New Visions Studio and Gallery on March 31.


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bington Heights moves another program to the Lackawanna League while North Pocono hangs on for one final season in the Wyoming Valley Conference in one of its sports this spring. The move by Abington Heights from the WVC to the Lackawanna in boys’ volleyball, where it will now be by far the league’s largest school, leaves North Pocono behind as the latest Lackawanna County school playing in the WVC.

the girls did at first.” The Comets return many experienced players, including starters Mike Pacyna, James Connolly, Jake Roba, Mike Pettinato, and Kevin Schumacher. Pacyna, a senior, and Roba, a junior, are middle hitters. Connolly is an outside hitter. Pettinato

will be a setter and Schumacher the libero although each has experience at the other’s position. North Pocono returns seven seniors – goalkeeper Meghan Utter, midfielders Michelle Stefanelli and Kaylee Banfield, forward Desirae Santarsiero, and backs Lizzy Lisiecki, Alyssa Ha-

mill, and Carly Mischello – and sophomore forward Alissa Kincel on what is otherwise a young girls’ soccer roster that has expanded to 33 players. North Pocono begins WVC play in boys’ volleyball Monday at Wyoming Area and in girls’ soccer Thursday at Wyoming

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North Pocono went 14-2 and finished second in the 17-team league last season when Abington Heights was13-3 and tied for third. North Pocono also remains in the WVC for girls’ season, which heads into what is expected to be its final season of spring competition. The Lady Trojans were 7-4-2 last year to finish second in Division 3. Mike Labagh is in his first season as coach of the Abington Heights boys, but he is able to share some experiences with his players. “I definitely think they need to get used to playing different teams,” Labagh said. “I think there is more competition in the WVC than in the (Lackawanna League).” Labagh was also the coach last fall when the Abington Heights girls made the same transition. The Lady Comets went 9-7 in the WVC in 2010 then moved to face smaller schools in the Lackawanna League, only to have their record slip to 7-6. “They might have been caught a little by surprise,” he said of the girls’ team. “They might have gotten caught being a little too comfortable. “I don’t think the boys will be taking the season as lightly as

Seminary. Winter sports will have been over for less than a week when the spring sports season moves into league play with openers Monday and Tuesday in the Lackawanna League. Boys’ tennis opens Monday. Boys’ volleyball and boys’ and girls’ track open Tuesday. Baseball and softball are still a week away from league openers. Abington Heights and Scranton Prep were each unbeaten division champions in boys’ tennis last season when Holy Cross defeated Dunmore in a playoff to win Division 3. Defending District 2-4 Class AAA team champion Abington Heights opens at home against Wallenpaupack, Scranton Prep is at Western Wayne, and Holy Cross is at Elk Lake. Lackawanna Trail went 11-1 to win the Lackawanna League boys’ volleyball title last season. It opens at Mountain View while Abington Heights is home with Blue Ridge. The eight-team league also includes Elk Lake, Western Wayne, Susquehanna, and Forest City. The Valley View boys and Abington Heights girls will try to continue long runs of success after taking Lackawanna Track Conference Division 1 titles last season. Dunmore won the Division 2 boys’ title last season when Western Wayne won the Division 2 girls’ title and Elk Lake swept the Division 3 titles. Valley View, which also won last season’s District 2 Class AAA boys’ title, has won six straight division titles and 41 straight conference meets, beginning with its time in Division 2. Brandon Jackson is back after winning a 300-meter hurdles district title. Abington Heights has won five straight division titles and 31 straight league meets in Division 1 girls. Tuesday’s track openers include Lakeland at Valley View, Wallenpaupack at Abington Heights and Dunmore at Scranton.

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Imhotep Charter swats away final shot for 37-35 win to advance to final ETHLEHEM – Holy Cross fought off serious foul trouble and a height disadvantage of more than three inches per player to give itself several shots at pulling out a victory over defending state champion Imhotep Charter Wednesday night. The Crusaders were unable to convert those chances down the stretch, however, and fell just short of a first state title game appearance with a 37-35 loss at Liberty High School in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA boys’ basketball semifinals. Although neither team resorted to holding the ball, the Crusaders and Panthers scored just one point apiece in the final 3:42.

With each misfire offensively, Holy Cross fought to get the ball and another shot at the lead. Ryan McGoff alone drew an offensive foul, made a steal, and tracked down a loose offensive rebound in the backcourt for three additional possessions in the final two minutes. “You can’t beat the effort,” Holy Cross coach Al Callejas said. “They’re an incredible group of kids. “They’re not going to fold. They never fold.” The Crusaders managed to get Josh Kosin, who scored a team-high 14 points, an open 18-footer with 17 seconds left and a one-point deficit. It bounced off the See CRUSADERS, Page 29

ABOVE: Connor Collejas and Josh Kosin react to the Crusaders’ close loss in the PIAA semifinals. AT LEFT: Josh Kosin shoots over Imhotep Charter’s Nigel Grant.

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Title trips special, no matter the outcome Rebekah Campo had a career full of highlights before she ever settled in for the start of the Class AA girls’ 100-yard breaststroke at last weekend’s Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Campo’s qualifying effort in the event earlier in the day on March 17 had clinched a seventh individual state medal to go along with the five relay medals she had already won at Scranton Prep. Three of those medals, including one from a relay, was silver. Another, from a relay race two years ago, was gold. It is hard to say anything was missing from one of the most prolific careers, in terms of state medals, of any Lackawanna County high school athlete ever. But Campo did enter the Kinney Natatorium pool for her last event with the Classics still searching for her first individual gold medal. By finishing just 1:03.84 later, faster than any of the other finalists, she was able to exit the pool and take in her last appearance on the state medal stand from the top step. Campo completed a stellar weekend for Scranton Prep girls’ swimmers and a successful winter for Lackawanna County’s best high school athletes and teams. She stands alone, however, with the title of “state champion.” No other District 2 individual had won a state title this school year and only Wyoming Seminary’s field hockey squad had done so from the district as a team. One more look at Campo’s career reminds of just how special an athlete it often takes to claim that title. Campo earned the first two of her dozen state medals as a freshman in 2009, taking fifth in the 50 freestyle and sixth as a member of the 200

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TOM ROBINSON freestyle relay. The fifth-place finish was the first of three state medals as a sprinter in the 50 freestyle. The first gold came a year later as part of a four-medal day in the first half of the Class AA competition. Campo joined Emma Blake, Maria Telincho, and Megan Jones for a time of 1:37.79 to win the 2010 state 200 freestyle relay. She also placed fourth in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 butterfly. Last season, Campo picked up individual medals in the same two events. She was second in the butterfly, the first of two straight silver medals in that event, and sixth in the 50 freestyle. A senior season that got off to a rocky start for Campo ended about as well as it conceivably could have. Scranton Prep finished fifth in the final team standings with the help of a secondplace finish in the 200 medley relay and fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay on the first day. Campo was part of those teams, along with repeating her butterfly silver medal March 16. With a day to prepare for one last event, she closed her high school career in style. She led the 32 breaststroke swimmers in qualifying, then was first again among the eight finalists. A long climb to the top had been completed. Others came close but never got to or could not get back to the top. Lackawanna Trail’s Eric Laytos went on one of the most improbable runs ever as a 215-pound sophomore in 2010, winning a Class AA state wrestling championship. After slipping back to eighth last season, Laytos remained unbeaten all the way to the state final. See ROBINSON, Page 29

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There is no guarantee, however, regardless of the accomplishments or efforts along the way. When Laytos arrived at his second state final, he ran into a three-time champion making the uncommon move down in weight as a senior. Laytos wound up settling for second place. Campo had a similar experience in the butterfly where she was second each of the last two years to Margaret Gruber of Mars, the state record-holder in the event. The top team effort of the winter was turned in by the Holy Cross boys, who finished the equivalent of a tie for third place as one of two semifinal losers in Class AA. The Crusaders managed to battle on even terms with an Imhotep Charter team that should have outrebounded them and kept the bigger Panthers from getting to the rim. On the other end, however, a few too many shots rolled out and Holy Cross was unable to overcome serious foul troubles in a 37-35 loss to the defending state champions from Philadelphia.

A team that started 5-3 won 20 of its next 22 and claimed the Lackawanna League Division 2 championship along the way. Nothing else will match the glory of a state championship, but there were many winter efforts of which to be proud. Scranton Prep sophomore Mia Nonnenberg finished second in the 200 individual medley and third in the 500 freestyle. Nonnenberg joined Campo, Kaitie Voitik, and Telincho for the two medal-winning relay teams. Scranton’s Mark Granahan finished seventh in the state at 160 pounds for the county’s only Class AAA wrestling medal. Unlike their team sport counterparts, top-eight finishers in most individual sports receive medals. The other county teams to make it to the final eight in their class in basketball were Abington Heights in Class AAA boys and Old Forge in Class A girls. The Crusaders, Comets, and Lady Devils all have key players returning, which provides no guarantees for the future. Finding a path to the top, however, is much more manageable when part of the climb has been made in the past.

The streak reached 12 points when Casey Gaughan hit a runner in the lane 30 seconds into the second quarter. Kosin went to the bench with his second foul a minute later and the Crusaders did not score for 5:37 while the Panthers rallied to tie. When Kosin returned later in the quarter, he was called for his third foul while chasing a loose rebound. Gaughan picked

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Each had 27 rebounds. Imhotep Charter committed 20 fouls to18 by Holy Cross but had more free throw attempts, 22-16. The Crusaders committed 15 turnovers to 13 by the Panthers. Holy Cross shot 34.4 percent while Imhotep Charter shot 33.3 percent from the floor. “The key was whether we were going to get enough turnovers caused to make up for the fact that they were a better shooting team,” Noble said. The turnover difference was minute, but so was the difference in shooting percentage. “We broke their pressure,” coach Callejas said. “We ran into trouble finishing. “That’s where we had our problems.” Connor Callejas hit two of three free throws for the last Holy Cross lead just 16 seconds before Jordan’s 3-pointer. Kosin went 1-for-3 from the line over the next minute. The Crusaders turned the ball over twice then missed consecutive shots while still trailing by a point. Brandon Austin, who finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, hit the front end of a one-and-one with 15.5 seconds left for the final point. Holy Cross had a 17-7 lead early in the second quarter when foul trouble slowed its momentum. Kosin opened the game with a 3-pointer from the top of the key. The Crusaders closed the first quarter on a 10-point streak which featured four more points by Kosin before McGoff and Jones hit 3-pointers in the final 37 seconds for a 15-7 lead.

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back rim. Unable to get the ball to Kosin coming out of a timeout with 8.2 seconds left, the Crusaders instead got a drive to the basket by Connor Callejas. Deion Evans blocked the shot with three seconds left. Al Callejas thought there was a foul on the play, which would have given two fouls shots to Connor Callejas, who was 6-for-6 from the line. “I was fine with Connor’s shot,” coach Callejas said. “He should have gone to the line. “That’s my opinion.” The blocked shot resulted in a loose ball that was not recovered by either team before the time ran out. “Deion Evans is our ninth or 10th guy,” Imhotep Charter coach Andre Noble said. “He doesn’t play much, but he came up with a great block at the end of the game.” Holy Cross managed just three points – all on free throws – after Kosin took in a Connor Jones lob pass and scored inside for a 32-20 lead with 4:54 remaining. Kamani Jordan’s 3-pointers from the right side with 3:42 left gave the Panthers a 36-34 lead and was the last field goal. “We had a lot of good looks that just didn’t go,” coach Callejas said. “Sometimes it goes that way.” The teams ended nearly even statistically.

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“Sam is a great athlete,” coach Susan Kocher said. “She’s doing a good job leading as a senior, and we expect her to do that. We’re also looking for her to stay consistent with her batting. Obviously she has tremendous power, but we look for her to lead by example with consistent play both offensively and defensively.” Pientack hit .394 with eight home runs and 31 RBI last season and .357 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI as a sophomore. Her 29 career homers rank fifth in the Bloomsburg record book. The Huskies also got a big effort from sophomore Chrissy Belko (Old Forge) in the first 18 games. She hit .304 (21-for-69) with six doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored. She saw limited action with the team last season. “Chrissy has improved tremendously from her freshman year to her sophomore year,” Kocher said. “She came in this year playing like a veteran and doing a great job leading on the field. She has amazing power.”

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Pens goalie wins 100th Scott Munroe picked up his 100th career American Hockey League victory when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Binghamton Senators, 3-2, March 18. The Penguins are home again today against the Springfield Falcons. Two teams with former Lackawanna League players in their starting backcourts reached the second round of the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament before being eliminated. Louisville, with Abington Heights graduate Becky Burke, and Delaware, with Dunmore graduate Lauren Carra, each won once. Burke had a team-high 14 points in a 67-55 win over Michigan State. She had five points in the final game of her career, a 72-68 loss to Maryland. Carra had 12 points in a 73-42 rout over host Arkansas-Little Rock, the first NCAA Tournament win in Delaware

and Mike Striefsky; Holy Cross’ Ryan McGoff; and two players from Montrose. The Lackawanna League girls’ basketball game is scheduled for Monday night at Forest City. Vince Bucciarelli of Abington Heights and Al Smith of Montrose will serve as coaches.

Basketball all-star games set Lackawanna Trail’s Andrew Kettel and Scranton’s Tony Battaglia will serve as coaches for the Lackawanna League All-Star Game Tuesday at Valley View. A 3-point shooting contest at 7 p.m. will be followed by the game at 7:30. Kettel will coach the Blue team, which includes North Pocono’s Jack Williams and Justin Haddix, Lackawanna Trail’s Stephen Miller and Matt Lochen, Abington Heights’ Patrick Calvey and John Vassil, and Valley View’s Cory Callejas and Brian Lalli, along with players from Delaware Valley, Honesdale, and Blue Ridge. Battaglia will have Malik Draper, Terry Turner, and Joe McCarthy from his team; along with Riverside’s Jerry Kincel; West Scranton’s Malcolm Sweeting; Dunmore’s Jordan Dempsey; Scranton Prep’s Mike McDonald and Matt Walsh; Lakeland’s Alex Filarsky

Montrose falls in semifinals Karli McFatridge scored 20 points Tuesday night to lead York Catholic to a 60-37 victory over Montrose, the last District team left in the state girls’ basketball tournament, in a Class AA semifinal. Montrose was led by Myra Lattimore with 17 points and six rebounds. The Lady Meteors (27-3) had a 26game winning streak broken.

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The winter sports season came to an end when Lackawanna College dropped two games at the National College Athletic Association Division II women’s basketball tournament in Peoria, Ill. to finish in a tie for the 13th through 16th spots in the country. Lackawanna fell to Cincinnati State, 91-68, Tuesday and Lake Land, 66-56, Thursday. Cincinnati State rallied from a six-point deficit by scoring 62 second-half points. Megan Campbell had 16 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, and four blocked shots. Terika Turner had 10 points, 10 rebounds, and six steals against Cincinnati State, then 16 points and 12 rebounds against Lake Land in the final game of the Scranton High graduate’s Lackawanna career. The Lady Falcons finished 22-9.

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Both University of Scranton tennis teams were picked to finish second in the Landmark Conference this season. The men’s team was picked behind four-time defending champion Drew University. Tim McGurrin, a junior from Scranton Prep, and David Teres were each first-team conference all-stars last season when Teres was also named Landmark Rookie of the Year. The Royals opened the league schedule March 18 when they defeated Goucher, 9-0. Scranton was 2-2 overall heading into Saturday’s second conference match, against Drew. The women’s team was picked behind Moravian, which it lost to 5-4 in last season’s championship match. Elisha Connell is back after earning second-team, all-star honors last year. The Royals were 1-0 in the Landmark and 4-3 overall heading into the weekend. Marywood is off to a 1-5 start in non-league play, but the two-time defending champion Pacers are favored to win the Colonial States Athletic Conference men’s title. Marywood won last year’s title in the championship match against Baptist Bible College. BBC won the only CSAC match contested so far this season and is picked to finish third out of eight teams. Caleb Evans, a former CSAC Rookie of the Year, was a first-team, all-star last season. Keystone, which is 0-1, was picked to finish fifth. The Marywood women’s team is 1-2 in its abbreviated spring season schedule.

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Lackawanna’s Kim Yencho was named NJCAA District O Coach of the Year in women’s basketball.

WEEKLY HONORS

Nicholas DeFebo received three awards for the March 16 game in which he set a Marywood University strikeout record with 17 in a 12-2 win

over Philadelphia Biblical University. DeFebo was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Pitcher of the Week Honor Roll along with being selected Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Region Pitcher of the Week and CSAC Pitcher of the Week. DeFebo took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of the game and finished with a five-hitter. He became the first Marywood player to receive weekly recognition from the ECAC or NCBWA. A total of four Marywood athletes were honored by the CSAC. Diana D’Achille was named women’s lacrosse Player of the Week while men’s lacrosse player Sam Trill and baseball player Nicholas Pasqualichio were named to the Honor Rolls for their sports. D’Achille, a sophomore midfielder, had nine goals, including the 100th of her career, and two assists in two CSAC wins. Pasqualichio, an Abington Heights graduate, went 11-for-24 (.458) with four doubles, three triples, a homer, 10 runs, and 13 RBI when the Pacers went 5-1 for the week. Trill made the Honor Roll for the second straight time. Scranton had four players honored by the Landmark Conference. Freshman Megan Azzalina was the women’s tennis Player of the Week, McGurrin was the men’s tennis Player of the Week, Christine Capalbo was named softball Pitcher of the Week, and Ben Worthington was named men’s lacrosse Player of the Week. Azzalina went 5-0 in singles and 4-1 in doubles to help Scranton go 4-1. McGurrin won three times each in singles and doubles. Capalbo won all four of her starts with 16 strikeouts and four walks in 27 innings. Keystone named softball player Sara Schraden and baseball player Michael Meszoros its Players of the Week. Schraden helped the softball team to its best start ever at 8-3. She went 2-1 as a pitcher during the week and batted .455 (5-for-11) with four RBI and three runs scored. Meszoros allowed one hit in shutout innings of a 4-0 win over Messiah College.

TOP GAMES

Capalbo threw a four-hitter in the second game to help Scranton to a shut out of Keystone College in a softball doubleheader sweep, 9-0 and 3-0, on Wednesday. Kyle Frank scored two goals in the first quarter and another early in the second to help Scranton to a 13-8 men’s lacrosse victory over Centenary College Wednesday. Scranton High graduate Shane Miller went 5-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, and five RBI Tuesday when Marywood extended its baseball winning streak to six with a 19-hit outburst in a 9-4 win over host King’s College. Emily Goss and Kerry Sullivan scored five goals each and Scranton scored seven times in the first 10 minutes of Tuesday’s 19-4 women’s lacrosse rout of Misericordia University. - Compiled by Tom Robinson

SPORTS

Locals reach NCAA tourney

history. The junior had seven points in a 70-64 loss to Kansas that ended a 21-game winning streak by the seventh-ranked Blue Hens.

Lady Falcons drop two to end season

ARTS

SPORTS BRIEFS

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which plays out of the Revolution Ice Centre in Pittston, won the Nike Bauer Invitational and Silver Stick International tournaments this year. The Knights are 65-4-7, including 23-1-1 since the New Year. They have outscored opponents, 500-141, on the season. The team for players born in 1997 or later includes Louis DeNaples III and Paul DeNaples from Moscow, Patrick West from Dickson City, and Elijah Latimer from Carbondale. The national tournament field is split into two six-team pools in which each team plays three games. The Knights are in the National pool with Shattuck St. Marys, the St. Louis Blues, Belle Tire Hockey Club, the Mid-Fairfield Blues, and the Amherst Knights. Registration and practice are set for Tuesday. The Knights will travel there early in the day. The Knights open Wednesday at 10:05 a.m. against MidFairfield. They face St. Louis Thursday and Belle Tire Friday. The top four teams in each pool advance to Saturday morning’s quarterfinals. The semifinals are Saturday night, followed by the Sunday championship game.

LOCAL COLLEGE SPORTS ROUNDUP

NEWS

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 1997 AAA hockey team has lost just once this calendar year. With a berth at the USA Hockey Under-14 Tier I National Championships at stake, the Knights emphatically avenged that loss in the Atlantic District championship series. The Knights handled the Philadelphia Junior Flyers twice in the same day, 5-2 and 11-2, March 17 at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. to earn their shot at a national championship. The USA Hockey Tier I youth titles will be decided Wednesday through Sunday at Williamsville, N.Y. in the Buffalo area. This is the first shot at a national tournament for any of the teams in the five-year-old Knights program. Scott Lewis, an Erie native who moved to the area in 1993 to manage the Olympia Sporting Goods store when the Steamtown Mall opened, is the assistant coach and team manager. “This is the first appearance by any team at any level from this area, let alone at the highest level of Triple-A (Tier I),” Lewis said. Daniel Sprong, a native of Finland who came to the team

from Canada, led the way in the best-of-three district championship series. He had a goal and two assists in the first win then two goals and two assists in the second. Alex Rowella had a goal and an assist in each game. Cody Petawabana also had a goal and an assist in the opener. Ivan Provorov led the second game rout with five goals and an assist. Denis Smirnov joined Sprong in producing two goals and two assists. The team is coached by Alex Vasko, a former professional player from the Ukraine who lives in Union Dale after spending some time in Scranton. “Obviously, kids coming over from Russia and Canada where our coach has all the contacts, has helped,” Lewis said, “but also, a lot of our local kids go to Montreal to train in the summer.” The Knights are ranked first nationally among Bantam Major teams, according to www.youthhockeyreports.com. They are listed second nationally by www.myhockeyrankings.com behind ShattuckSt. Mary’s, a Faribault, Minn. prep school which has the defending national U-18 champions and also placed its U-16 team in the championship game last year.

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MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with 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

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MERCEDES 1975

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Motorcycles

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Motorcycles

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

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COLEMAN POP UP CAMPER 1991. Very good condition. Used very little. $950. 570-825-2665

Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. Warranties until 2016 SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

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FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

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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

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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.

2.5i

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439

Call Chuck at 570-466-2819

2012 SUBARU

$0 Down Payment $0 Security Deposit $269 1st Month Payment $125 Registration Fees

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Project/ Program Management

CADILLAC `99 ESCALADE 97k miles. Black

Project/ Program Management

Junior Achievement of Northeastern PA, Inc. Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania is currently seeking to fill the position of Capstone Manager to plan and oversee all aspects of capstone programs, including JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. Bachelor’s degree in education preferred, people-oriented, selfstarter with the ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time are required. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to mturlip@janepa.org. No phone calls please. EOE

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Logistics/ Transportation

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CHEVY `99 SILVERADO

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CHEVY ‘10 EQUINOX LT

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FORD ‘02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

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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

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HONDA ‘09 CRV LX

CHRYSLER ‘02 TOWN & COUNTRY V6. Like new!

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FORD ‘08 ESCAPE XLT

Leather, alloys & moonroof $16,995

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

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

Clean SUV! $5995 WD. Extra cab. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

GMC ‘04 ENVOY

Good Miles. Extra Clean. $10,880

FORD ‘06 ESCAPE XLT

MITSUBISHI `11

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

or/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only Low Miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $22,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT

Supercharged 59,000 miles, fully loaded. Impeccable service record. $36,000 570-283-1130

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

TOYOTA ‘08 4 RUNNER

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

HONDA ‘05 CRV

4WD, AUTO, CRUISE. $12,940 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

509

MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER

451

AWD. Third row seating. Economical 6 cylinder automatic. Fully loaded with all available options. 93k pampered miles. Garage kept. Safety / emissions inspected and ready to go. Sale priced at $7595. Trade-ins accepted. Tag & title processing available with purchase. Call Fran for an appointment to see this outstanding SUV. 570-466-2771 Scranton

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Auto Parts

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Highest Prices Paid In CA$H

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans TRD 4 WD Extra Cab $22,500

FREE PICKUP

570-574-1275

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

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CABINET MAKERS/ FINISHERS NEEDED

An architectural woodworking company located in Kingston, PA is looking for Experienced Custom Woodworker/ Cabinetmaker & Finishers. Great pay & benefits. Only solid, mature & positive people should apply. Call: 570-283-5934 or email: agata@ 4daughters.net

518 Customer Support/Client Care

509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTERS NEEDED Call 570-654-5775

542

Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVER/WAREHOUSER Full time position. Local work. CDL required with 1 year experience. Straight truck & material handling. Benefits included. Apply in person at: Specialty Products and Installation Co. 2 Stevens Road Wilkes-Barre, PA EOE

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CATV INSTALLERS/ TECHS NEEDED

Experience preferred but will train the right candidate. Must have a valid drivers license. We supply company vehicle and tools. Must be available to work 6 days/week. Company offers a voluntary Health Benefit Package and 401K Plan. Competitive wages. Please call Stephanie @ 888-514-8883 or fax resume to 570-517-5003

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

LANDSCAPING

SEASONAL HELP Full time, must have

clean driving record. Experience a plus. Call for an appointment. 570-472-0472

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538

Janitorial/ Cleaning

HOUSEKEEPERS, FLOOR CARE AND LAUNDRY

Healthcare Services Group is currently looking to fill full time and part time positions. Please apply in person at Golden Living East Mountain, 100 East Mountain Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

542

Logistics/ Transportation

Drivers CDL-A: Local Hazleton dedicated route! Home every night! Great Pay, Benefits! Estenson Logistics Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642

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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

DRIVERS

533 1 Owner, moonroof & alloys. $23,775 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

TOYOTA ‘09 TACOMA

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

4x4. Sunroof. Like new. $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD2V6. ‘04Clean, EXPLORER

GMC `05 SAVANA

1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Price reduced $10,250. Call 570-474-6028

451

No experience necessary. Must have clean criminal & MVR. Will train. Sign On Bonus & Safety Bonus.

HDI METALS

39 S. Prospect St. Nanticoke PA • 570-735-1487 GOLD - SILVER COINS - JEWELRY Buying Daily 11AM - 6PM No nonsense guarantee We will beat any competitors advertised price by up to 20%

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No experience necessary)

We Offer: • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401k Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre


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DRIVERS

Due to our continued growth, Bolus Freight Systems is expanding its fleet of company drivers. Company drivers will enjoy dedicated runs or regional runs. You can be home every night or every weekend, the choice is yours. You can earn in excess of $1400 per week, and you will be driving a new or late model truck. Part time and weekend work also available. This is a career opportunity for dependable drivers to work for an industry leader and one of the highest paying companies in the business. We offer a performance bonus, paid vacations and holidays, medical and life insurance as well as 401K. For more information call: 1-800-444-1497 ext 721 or hit ‘0’ and ask for Carl or Joe D.

TRUCK DRIVER Full Time

R EQUIREMENTS : 2 years Truck Driving Experience, able to drive 20’ box truck, must be able to meet DOT requirements, must be able to work flexible hours, must be able to meet physical requirements. Pay based on experience. Standard benefits available to include medical, dental and vacation. Apply at: U’SAGAIN RECYCLING 486 S. EMPIRE ST. WILKES-BARRE 570-270-2670

548 Medical/Health

PART TIME RN for 11-7 shift PART TIME CNA for 3-11 shift

554

Production/ Operations

MACHINIST

To perform maintenance on trim dies/ casting dies. Experience running lathes, milling machines. Dayshift, 401K, health benefits. Bardane Manufacturing Co., Jermyn, PA

600 FINANCIAL 610

Business Opportunities

Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUES 3 piece Mahogany stack bookcase with drawer, 6ft x 20” hand carved Hitler made of pine, Dersuhrer carved on bottom signed by carver Gallagher. Needs some repair. Tiffany style lamps with stained glass shades, caramel in color. 1912 Gustave Stickley rocking chair with new rush seat, tag on bottom. Jewelry armoire, (4) 1912 chairs, original paint with newly rushed seats. 12 OldPA metal hunting licenses, 1927 & up. Two Oak bow china closets, one very ornate. Lots of smalls. 134 Route 11 Larksville, PA 570-283-3987 570-328-3428

Appliances

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*Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income *Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs *Veterans Financing Program * Accounts available through 0ut Wilkes-Barre & Scranton

570-824-5774

Janpro.com

630 Money To Loan “We can erase your bad credit 100% GUARANTEED.” Attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission say they’ve never seen a legitimate credit repair operation. No one can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. It’s a process that starts with you and involves time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc. gov/credit. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

Antiques & Collectibles

STREETLIGHT R-A-G 1960’s, very good condition. $75. 570-468-3052

Building Materials

PATIO PAVERS about 300 8” x 16” gray pavers & 30 red ones. All brand new selling for $1.42 at Lowes. Selling for $1 each. Prefer to sell as a lot. 570-735-2661

WALK IN TUB With seat and door.

Two years old, used very little. Paid $5,000, sell for $2,000. 570-899-9723

720

Cemetery Plots/Lots

CEMETARY PLOTS 4 Plots at Saint Mary’s Polish Cemetary in Plymouth, PA. 570-368-2272

Clothing

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING: Boys - Newborn to 7, Girls Newborn to 7-8. Very good condition, call for details 570-466-6499 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 JUICE EXTRACTOR Waring, commercial quality, stainless steel blade, internal mechanisms plus powerful 550 motor. Easy to disassemble & dishwasher safe. Citrus juice attachment PCA45 Excellent condition, bought for $200. Sell for $120. OBO 735-2661 MINI FRIDGE Haier, 19” cubed with freezer. $55 obo. Roomba automatic vacuum, original still in box, never used $125. 570-824-6533

To place your ad call...829-7130 OVEN Rotisserie, Set it and forget it. Used only once. $20. 826-0830

712

708

716

726

FIRE YOUR BOSS!!!!

700 MERCHANDISE

duty case in the Dallas area for 3-11 and 11-7 shifts. Call Jessica at 451-3050 for immediate interview.

708

710

Call Bonham Nursing & Rehab Center 864-3174 Ask for Linda or Lynette

RNS AND LPNS needed for private

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Baby Items

SEAT Pink Bumbo seat with tray $20. 2 Fisherprice Jumperoo’s, $50. each. 570-814-0980

716

Building Materials

BRICKS solid paver ready for Spring, for sidewalks, red color with variations. Approximately 936 available. $0.30 each. 696-1267.

COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 COAT Leather, medium-extra large. Brown, new, very heavy. $75. 570-468-3052 DRESSES fancy, semi, prom, size 5-7 tea length, cute. colors are mint, buttercup, & brown satin. $75 each. 570-823-2709

744

Furniture & Accessories

BED Queen, White metal, excellent condition, paid $500. asking $100. Is 5 years old. 570-371-3148 BEDROOM SUITE. Beautiful 3 piece birch queen size. Unusual modern design boasts headboard with two large cabinets, integrated night stands with pull out shelves, large mirror & large 8 drawer dresser with mirror. A must see at $700. 570-814-4835 DESK old wooden desk 1 drawer need to be fixed. Top part of desk need to be finished. Needs to go asap asking $50 or best offer call 570-239-8356 DINING ROOM SET Antique 8 piece matching, mahogany, good condition, 75 years old. $350 OBO. 570-474-6947 KITCHEN TABLE with 5 chairs. Wood with leaf, medium brown $65. 570-468-3052

744

Furniture & Accessories

DESK: small computer desk - light oak & metal $25. Wood bench, storage, beautiful waiting for your finish, back & arm rests. $155.Bistro Set, French country white & oak, 2 swivel chairs, table, countertop tall 42” Solid wood $155. 570-824-6533

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 LOVESEAT & matching Recliner. Brown suede, excellent condition, almost new. $200. KITCHEN TABLE & CHAIRS Black metal with oak venere top. Great condition. $50. 570-328-3234 LOVESEAT blue & tan shades $30. Sofa, blue floral $50. End Table octagon, closed storage, light bottom, fruitwood top. $35. Wicker peacock chair, brown $40. All in good condition. 570-693-2329 LOVESEAT Green stripe, $50. 570-675-3890 MATTRESS & box spring, full set, new in bag $349. Call after 10am 570-602-1075 Mattress Set, BRAND NEW, Queen P-Top $150. Can Deliver 570-280-9628 MATTRESS TOPPER Very thick, brand new, with gel & feathers. Full size. $75. AIR MATTRESS full size, new with pump. 19” rise. $45 SOFA beige with rust tones, 8 way hand tied springs. Great condition. $300. 823-2709 PATIO SET Rattan, Floral. 1 couch, 1 loveseat, 3 end tables, glass tops, lifetime fabri-coat. Excellent condition. 570-903-8596

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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

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

750

Jewelry

DIAMOND RING 1 carat, size 8, hardly worn. $750. OBO 570-655-5049

JACK IS PAYING TOP DOLLAR !!!!! for gold and silver, diamonds, platinum, watches. Also buying scrap jewelry. Cash on the spot!!!!! We make house calls. 328-3428, 855-7197 or visit us 134 Route 11 Larksville, Pa

754

Machinery & Equipment

BATTERY: Auto Craft Gold size 34/ 78, 800 cca - never used, truck junked. $70. 570-824-6533 FREEZER, commercial Frigidaire, heavy duty. $150. FREEZER Upright Frigidaire, excellent condition. $150. 570-929-1634 SEWING MACHINE portable, new box $52. Call after 10am. 602-1075

756

Medical Equipment

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Walker, seated, great condition, $200. Cane: $30; Foot Spa $20. Call 570-735-2867

Pride Mobility

Recliner / Lift Chair. Excellent condition. $400 firm. Call 570-696-2208 between 9am-8pm

SCOOTER: LIKE NEW. Indoor - Outdoor.

$800. Neg. HOSPITAL BED: Electric. Like new. $400. Negotiable. Call 570-735-2867

758 Miscellaneous BACK MASSAGER brown. Folds up. Homedics, newer. $5. 570-693-2329 COMPOST BIN Wood, painted red. Free. 675-3890 DRAPES lined, white pinch pleat 120x84” 1 pair, new. $35. 570-693-2329 GRILL Gas, Charbroil $50. FISH TANK 29 gallon $40. 570-474-5164

758 Miscellaneous REAR WINDOWS 1955 Chevy, 1 tinted, 1 clear, black glass. Good condition. $80 for both. 825-3371 RIMS: Honda 4 pair 15” will fit any model Accord, Civic, & Del-Sol. Brand new. Asking $200. 570-239-6011 WALL MURAL Tuscan, beautiful, same as the one at local Bartolei Wine place. Brand new in box, comes with paste and is supposed to be easy to remove. $99. BOOKS South Beach & Atkins for life diet book, hard cover. New York Times best seller. Both retails at $24.95, selling for $12 each. WOK hand hammered with stand & lid. Used twice. $40. PANCAKE PAN $5. 735-2661

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 762

Musical Instruments

DRUM sticks, cymbals, First Act brand drum, red. $20. Accordion, blue, $20. Both like new other then sticks have dents as expected. 735-2661 PIANO upright, antique dark wood, bench included $50. 570-693-2329

768

Personal Electronics

APPLE I-POD NANO very little used. Ear buds complete with radio for use without the ear buds. $50. REMOTE CAR STARTER Bulldog, Model RS502 $50. 570-826-0830

770

Photo Equipment

NIKON D3100 Excellent condition. 18-55 mm lens, 50 mm manual lens, plus filters, grip, battery/charger, & more. Asking $600 obo. 570-362-2568.

776 Sporting Goods BIKE girls 20” pink with white tires & pink rims. 1 front hand brake & pedal brakes. Used only a few times. $45. Includes Schwinn water bottle holder 735-2661

BIKE Murray, 20” 18 speed, Herculite micro-Alloy, $50. CAMPING TENT sleeps 6, $50. HAMMOCK FRAME metal, $15. CAMPING COTS 2 metal framed, $15 each. 570-824-0591 SCOOTER 2002 Golden Tech, 3 wheels, runs good. $100. Call 655-1070

776 Sporting Goods

FISH FINDER Toughest Underwater System. On screen water temperature & direction display. 65” of cable with infrared red LED bulbs. New, never used. $200. 825-5386 TURKEY BOX Calls, assorted woods, new listed $35. selling $20 each. 570-287-2073

780

Televisions/ Accessories

TELEVISION Panasonic, 52” projection screen. Very good condition. $150. 328-3234

784

Tools

LASER GUIDE Retrofit for most 10” miter saws, works great! $8. 696-1267

To place your ad call...829-7130 PAINT SPRAYER with gun extension, 2 extension ladders, drop cloths, 4’ ladder, lights, extension pole & more. Call for price 570-262-0708 SCROLL SAW Craftsman, $85. Delta table saw converted to a router shaper table with Craftsman router attached. $90. 570-288-9260

786 Toys & Games BICYCLE Girl’s 16” Barbie bike by Dynacraft with training wheels. $45. firm. 570-696-4020 DOLLS 18” American Girl look alikes with 2 outfits $20. 570-693-2329

786 Toys & Games AT M K I D S B A N K pink, $20. Like new. Sells for $35 at Toys-R-Us. LEAPFROG Leapzone turbo twist spelling wand. Needs 4 AA batteries. $10. SPONGEBOB BUNDLE Alarm clock & electronic book of 5 games, selling both for $20. TWILIGHT DELUXE Scene it dvd game, like new, $20. On Toys-R-Us website for $44. 22 KIDS VHS movies lot & VHS stand $2. each or all for $35. Stand is $5. LITTLE TYKES Snacks & Snow cones cart. beverage dispenser, snack vending tubes, cash register, scale, cutting boards, retails for $80. Used twice. $40. OBO. 735-2661


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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

815

Dogs

Carol is paying

906 Homes for Sale

912 Lots & Acreage

BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

WATERFRONT LAND LIQUIDATION!

TOP DOLLAR

For your gold and silver, gold and silver coins, rings, bracelets, scrap jewelry Guaranteed highest prices paid. Also Makes Housecalls 570-855-7197 TWIN JOGGER Infant stroller in good condition at fair price. 675-0528 call after 5:30pm.

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

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.

BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!!

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Pure Bred & Mixes $400 and up 570-250-9690

FREE PICKUP

288-8995

To place your ad call...829-7130

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

KITTENS free to a good home. 2 sisters, Trixie & Pixie. Short haired. 570-472-1646

815

Dogs

DOG Free, Very good with kids and other dogs. 6 1/2 years. needs loving home preferably fenced yard. Call 570-355-5198.

JACKVetRUSSELL PUPPIES bred and

raised. 3 males left. First shots/ dewormed. Ready to Go! $400. 570-417-1192

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

DALLAS

3 bedroom home, 2 full baths, living & dining rooms and extra large kitchen. Basement has a new 16’ x 26’ room with recently installed waterproofing system. House has it’s own well and septic system. Gas heat, replacement windows throughout. New roof, siding & gutters installed in ‘08. Large storage shed on property. New stone patio, all on a 165’ x 420’ lot. Twenty minutes from Tunkhannock or Wilkes-Barre. House located at 319 Overbrook Rd. $199,000 Call 570-675-1982

March 31st! 7 acres – 400 ft Riverfront $69,900 Cooperstown, NY! Nice woods, gorgeous setting! $5,000 off for cash! Free kayak! Call now! (888) 793-7762 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com

915 Manufactured Homes

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.

To place your ad call...829-7130 EXETER For sale by owner 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in great neighborhood. $105,000 570-332-3122

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WYOMING

DOUBLE BLOCK

Easily converts to single home. New roof, electric, windows & 2 car garage. Remodeled. 66 x 100 feet, fenced lot, $140,000. 570-693-2408

909

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

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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Logistics/ Transportation

Apartments/ Unfurnished

HUNLOCK CREEK

Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in quiet country setting. $20,000. Financing available Call 717-439-7716

JENKINS TWP. Ouiet Cove

Trailer Park Double wide 24’ x 40’,3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, off-street parking, $26,000 Call 570-655-6740

PITTSTON

2 bedrooms. All appliances included. All utilities paid; electricity by tenant. Everything brand new. Off street parking. $700 + security & references. Call 570-969-9268

542

Logistics/ Transportation

2nd floor, 5 rooms, wall-to-wall carpeting, window dressings, stove, refrigerator, & garbage disposal. Washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking. No pets, no smoking. $650/month + security. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-574-1143

542

Logistics/ Transportation

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.

941

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

560 Quality Assurance/Safety

560 Quality Assurance/Safety

BEAR CREEK

HARDING

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

2nd Floor. 2 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, balcony off newly renovated kitchen with refrigerator & stove, Pergo floors, central air, newly painted, offstreet parking, no pets. $600 per month plus utilities, & 1 month security deposit. 570-239-1010

FORTY FORT

Coming Attractions America Realty Rentals

Available 30, 60 +/- days. Redone efficiency, 1 bedrooms, some with gas fireplaces, with appliances, laundry. Managed Services! $500 + utilities and up! MUST PROVIDE: EMPLOYMENT/ APPLICATION VERIFICATION/ NO PETS OR SMOKING. 2 YEAR LEASES.

288-1422

KINGSTON

2 bedroom. Newly renovated. Oak floors. Gas stove. Refrigerator. Washer/dryer hookup. Bath with shower. 3 paddle fans. $575 plus gas, electric & water. No Pets. References required. Call 570-406-9395 or 570-779-4609

To place your ad call...829-7130 533

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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

Apartments/ Unfurnished

To place your ad call...829-7130

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. 560 Quality Assurance/Safety

941

WEST PITTSTON

NANTICOKE

1st floor. 1 bedroom, electric water and heat included. Off street parking. Freshly painted, w/d hookup. $575/mo., lease and security required. NO PETS 570-477-6018 leave message

941

EAST MOUNTAIN RIDGE

(Formerly Pocono Park) and San Souci Park. Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOneSales.net Call (570)250-2890

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941

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION is seeking qualified applicants for

Fixed Operations Manager/Service Director

Multiple limited-term Transportation Construction Inspector (TCI) positions are available from April through December (with the possibility of overtime) in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne & Wyoming counties.

Expanding automotive dealership is seeking an experienced

TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR

TCI’s perform technical duties in testing and inspecting materials and inspecting work on roads, bridges, or other transportation projects to assure compliance with established standards and contract specifications. Minimum Experience & Training Requirements: One year of experience as an Engineering Technician; or two years of construction inspection work which required reading and interpreting plans and specifications, and graduation from high school; or one year of construction inspection work which required reading and interpreting plans and specifications and an associate degree in an appropriate engineering technology; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or training which provides the required knowledges, skills, and abilities. Starting Hourly Rate: $17.38 To schedule the civil service test for this job title, apply online with the State Civil Service Commission at www.scsc.state.pa.us or call 717-783-3058 to request a paper application. Interested individuals may also contact PennDOT, District 4-0 at (570) 963-4034 for more information or visit a local CareerLink Office for assistance. Pennsylvania is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Promoting Workforce Diversity

Fixed Operations/ Service Director. Applicants must

be experienced with all/any related programs & processes. Must be a team player.

Salary, 401k Plan and Benefits. Submit your resume in confidence to:

Box 3040 c/o Times Leader 15 North Main Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711


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Apartments/ Unfurnished

30+ DAY

BEING REMODELED

NORTH WILKES-BARRE FIRST FLOOR EFFICIENCY / 1 BEDROOM, BRAND NEW FLOORING, CARPETING, MODERN/APPLIANCES, ELECTRIC/GAS FIREPLACE. APPLICATION/EMPLO YMENT VERIFICATION “being considered” NO PETS/SMOKING 2 YEARS @ $500+ UTILITIES. MANAGED!

America Realty Rentals

288-1422

KINGSTON E. W alnut St.

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

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KINGSTON

Available Now Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment in nice neighborhood. Wall to wall carpeting. Plenty of closet space. All kitchen appliances, including dishwasher & garbage disposal. Nice pantry area off kitchen. Washer / dryer hookup. No pets. No smoking. $450 + utilities & security. Call 570-406-9243 Leave Message All Calls Returned Same Day

KINGSTON

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

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

MOUNTAIN TOP Centrally located 1st

floor, 1 bedroom apartment. Basement washer / dryer hookup. Kitchen includes fridge, range and microwave. Offstreet parking, back yard. No pets. $500 + security & utilities. 570-474-0388 570-417-8751

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425 West 8th Street New 1st floor 2 bedroom with off street parking, washer/ dryer hook up, stove included. No pets. $550/mo + security. Sewer & garbage included, other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458

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Half Doubles

KINGSTON

25 1/2 Penn St. 1/2 Double, 2 bedroom. Newly remodeled. Gas Heat. Washer & dryer hookup, yard, parking. Section 8 Not Approved. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-1530

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KINGSTON 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath

on quiet street; kitchen with range, refrigerator; 1st floor laundry; storage space; off street parking; credit check, lease, and security; $660 month; call 570-575-9936 KINGSTON

PRISTINE & SPACIOUS

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, brand new w/w carpeting thruout, full eat-in kitchen, Private yard with rear deck, attic & basement storage. Close to Jr. High. $700 mo + utilities, security, lease. No pets. 570-793-6294

KINGSTON

Sprague Ave. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor duplex, New w/w carpeting & hardwood floors. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hookup, basement storage. Reduced! $540/month + utilities, security, lease & NO PETS. 570-793-6294

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Commercial Properties

DOLPHIN PLAZA

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

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

950

PLAINS

NEW LUXURY DUPLEX This beautiful, completely renovated 2 bedroom luxury apartment could be yours! All new high end amenities include: hardwood floors, gorgeous maple kitchen cabinets with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Stacked washer/dryer. All new tile bath. Large screened-in porch. Many large, convenient closets. Central A/C. New gas heating system. Huge attic for storage. “Must See!” $850 + utilities, lease & security. NO PETS. Call for appointment. 570-793-6294

Half Doubles

WILKES-BARRE EAST END

Clean and freshly painted. 3 bedrooms, spacious kitchen, hardwood floors, near amenities. Full basement, stove & refrigerator, washer/dryer hookup, no pets. $625/month, + utilities & security. Call 570-328-3516 570-825-0046

953 Houses for Rent

DUPONT

7 room house with 3 bedrooms, 1 full tile bath. Large kitchen with beautiful oak cabinets. Brand new stove, carpeting, flooring, draperies & windows. Washer/dryer hook up on 1st floor. Single car detached garage. Large yard. Gas heat. Pets OK, no smoking. $900/ month, + utilities & security. Close to airport, I81 & casino. 570-762-8265

HARVEYS LAKE

2 small bedrooms, all appliances, security & 1st. Available 4/1. NO PETS. 570-762-6792

NANTICOKE Desirable

974 Wanted to Rent Real Estate

Kingston, Forty Fort or Bear Creek Area Responsible couple. Non-smokers. Seeking to rent a single home or half double. Call 570-822-8361

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DOUBLE WIDE IN PARK 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer hookup, pets negotiable. $650 + $260 lot rent/month, plus utilities & security. Credit & background check. 570-406-7318

962

Rooms

WEST PITTSTON

Rooms for rent in large, furnished Victorian Home. Hardwood floors. Modern kitchen, bath & laundry. Off street parking. $500 + security. All utilities, cable & internet included. Month to month lease. Call 570-430-3100

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Masonry

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