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Page 6 – Childcare center gets new playground Page 6 – Neighborhood watch prepares for Community Day Page 7 – Scranton City Council approves borrowing Page 7 – National Letter Carriers host food drive

13 ARTS Page 14 – “The Avengers” hit the big screen Page 22 – JMPP takes submissions for Dyonisia ‘12 Page 23 – Scranton Cultural Center hosts First Friday Scranton Art Auction Page 24 – Actors Circle presents ‘Night Mother’


Rob Zombie will be performing at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on May 12. See page 20.

Page 29 – East-West All-Star Game returns Page 31 – Valley View grad named PSAC


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Overeaters Anonymous meetings, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, weekly, Mon. and Wed., 7 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 9:30 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Info: (570) 587-4313. Coal Mining info sought, Carl Orechovsky, research editor of Anthracite Archives, Old Forge, is seeking information about the coal mining industry during the 1950s and ’60s in Old Forge. Anyone interested with information or photos of mine openings, buildings, miners, breakers or stories of life and workings in the mines can contact Orechovsky evenings at 702.4217 or If enough information is collected, there will be a public forum in May on “The Last Days of Coal Mining in Old Forge.” Fifth Annual St. Mary’s Classic

golf tournament, presented by Queen of Apostles Parish, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sun., May 6 at Pine Hills Golf Course, Taylor. This year’s tourney will be played in memory of Tom Bennie Sr. The cost, which is $80. For more information, contact the parish office at 457.3412, or email . Car show, The Scranton School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children will host its annual car show on Sun., May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature vendors offering crafts, food, prizes and games throughout the day. For more information, call 497.9238. A military hiring expo will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at the Kingston Armory. The event will start at 10 a.m. with a resume preparation and interview skills workshop, followed by the job fair, which will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 717.861.2640 or email

To register, visit EmploymentOutreach. The Fourth Annual Mayor’s Ping Pong Tournament will be held on Sat., May 12 in the gym at Weston Field starting at 9:30 a.m. This free event is open to the public with playing divisions starting at 12 years old and extending to an open division for the more serious competitor. Trophies will be given for the top two finalists in each age division. Those interested are asked to register by Thurs., May 10. For more information, call 348.4186 or email with your name, age, address and age. The Lackawanna County Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 5 p.m. at The Advocacy Alliance, 823 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information, call 207.9199. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAW-

BO) of NEPA is hosting the Top 25 Women in Business Cocktail Party at POSH at Scranton Club, 404 North Washington Ave., Scranton, on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. The event is to celebrate the achievements and success of the 25 women that will be honored on June 15 at the Hilton in Scranton. Info: email KidsPeace is celebrating National Foster Care Month with an open house on Friday, May 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. KidsPeace is located at 101 Pittston Ave., Scranton. For more information, 342.5444. Catholic Choral Society spring concert will be held on Fri., May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton and on Sun., May 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 339 North Maple St., Kingston For more information, call 587.2753 or visit The Big Blue Devil Golf Classic will take place May 20 at the Blue

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Quiz show tests local history knowledge IF YOU GO

ven if you think you know a lot about local history, you may end up bested by a high school student. Valley View and Riverside High School students began meeting in February to search the achieves of the Lackawanna Historical Society to craft questions for the society’s third annual “You Live Here You Should Know This!” local history game show on May 11 and 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center’s Shopland Hall. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

What: “You Live Here You Should Know This!” Local History Game Show Where: Scranton Cultural Center’s Shopland Hall, 420 N. Washington Ave. When: May 11 and 12, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for students, food and drinks available for purchase Call: (570) 344-3841 for additional details.



The Scranton Cultural Center will host “You Live Here You Should Know This!” on May 11 and 12.

knew about. And they have fun while they’re doing it, so it’s a win-win for everybody,” said Moran-Savakinus . “The Historical Society wins because we get this great entertaining program, plus we get to work with young people and hopefully instill a value in their local history interest while they’re young so they’ll continue that as they get older. And then they win because they get to learn in an entertaining way and really create something brand, new, I think, so it’s fun.” Shawn P. Murphy, fourth grade teacher and public relations coordinator at Riverside Elementary West School, served as advisor to the Riverside students and helped select those who would be involved. “I look back at students that I’m familiar with that I know are interested in this kind of stuff and are good students. They have leadership skills and they’re reliable. Some of them I

have taught, and some of them I just know from around the school district,” Murphy said. “It’s kind of like enjoying the fruits of the labor because some of the kids that participate in it were either in my class play, which is a local Taylor history play, or did things on an elementary level. It’s nice to see them all grown up and basically reaching the next level of all this kind of stuff, which is research.” Students often learn national and world history throughout their academic careers, but Murphy believes it is just as important for students to understand their own local roots as well. “If you can learn about your own area where you’re from, I think then you can make that connection to the rest of the country and world…It’s one of many programs that our school district is involved where the students can go out into the community and learn, and not just learn, but also contribute to

the community. We’re taking something, we’re learning from these resources, and we’re also leaving something behind,” Murphy said. “We hope they take away an interest in local history, first and foremost. We hope they learn about their own local history as they’re doing it, and we hope that they see that it can be fun to get involved in a local organization,” Moran-Savakinus added. The students and the contestants, they noted, won’t be the only ones learning something, as the audience often remarks about what they took away from previous shows. Responding directly to questionnaires filled out by previous audience members, the show has developed and become increasingly diverse in its knowledge base over the last three years. “Maybe there wasn’t a Gouldsboro question or maybe there wasn’t a Madisonville question – well, there will be


WNEP television personality Ryan Leckey will be hosting the event Friday and Entercom Communications’ Tony Bartocci will cover Saturday. Teams of four will answer questions in five categories – land, industry, people, recreation, and a miscellaneous category that will include photo questions – in a “Family Feud”-style format. 2009 champions Catherine Cullen, Dominick Keating, and former Scranton Mayor David Wenzel, along with 2010 champion Margo Azzarelli, will return as competitors while former news personality David DeCosmo, actor and “Behold! Scranton” creator Conor McGuigan, and State Senator John Blake will join the show, which will again be broadcast on Electric City Television. While they may be the public face of the show, Lackawanna Historical Society Director Mary Ann Moran-Savakinus was quick to give credit to the students behind the scenes. “They have to do a lot of research. It’s time-consuming. They do get very involved in and they know things about towns in Lackawanna County that I never

this year,” Murphy pointed out. “All of the students had about five municipalities to cover and they had so many questions for each municipality, so we feel it’s more well-balanced across the county this year...The audience members are going to learn lots when they’re there. That’s a great thing.” Murphy admitted that he learned much about the area right along with the students, particularly about Luna Park, which suffered a fire in 1916 that led to its closure. “Luna Park seemed so ahead of our time – the different rides that they had there, the ornate look to the park…It’s amazing when drive down Interstate 81 and you’re looking across and you can see Nay Aug Park and you’re thinking, ‘Wow, I’m driving through what used to be Luna Park.’ It blows my mind, actually,” he said. “Another neat thing is the Gertrude Hawk (Chocolates) story. I don’t want to give too much information because we’ll be giving answers to our questions!” While we live in a “fast-paced world,’ he continued, he feels that all residents should take a moment to recognize how we arrived at where we are today. “You’re in a car and you’re driving around and you just don’t pay attention to anything along the way. I think this opens up their minds to what the area used to be like and maybe gets them thinking, ‘What can it be like in the future?’” Murphy said. “It’s always good to know where you come from. It’s nice to get anyone, especially our youth, to appreciate the past.”







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Scranton baker among winners of cake challenge By DON MCGLYNN



akers from all across Northeastern Pennsylvania, and some outside the area, found their way to Scranton last week ready to put their cakes up to the challenge. The Great Chefs XXII Cake Challenge, a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center, was held on Wednesday, May 2, at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.

Eighteen bakers competed in three categories, beginner, intermediate and advanced, in this event. Each designed a cake based

on this year’s theme, “Around the World.” “I think they are gorgeous,” said Marita Lawrence, chairperson for Great Chefs Cake Challenge. “I think we are so lucky to have all these talented bakers. I think each year it gets better and better.” Lawrence explained that while this is the 22nd Great Chefs, the cake decorating competition is something added only a few years ago. In the past the Women’s Resource Center invited prominent chefs in the area to do demonstrations, but the group changed it to cake decorating and have received positive feedback from the public. “It’s fairly new. It’s just been going on a couple of years, with the cake decorating, but I think the public is really excited about this,” said Lawrence. “They love seeing the cakes. And they can also vote for their favorite cake (for the People’s Choice

Award), so I think that’s fun for people to do.” Sandy Chesak of My Mother’s Delicacies won the People’s Choice Award this year. Awards were also given out to bakers who finished in first place in the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Winners were chosen by judges Kim Morrison, a certified master sugar artist, and Colette Peters, the grand prize winner of the Food Network’s “Cake Challenge.” The cakes were judged on a numSee CAKES, Page 11


Alison and Lizzie Samudio helped out at this year’s Great Chefs XXII Cake Challenge.

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Rebirth of baseball

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See REBIRTH, Page 13


Officials from Lackawanna County, the Multi-Purpose Stadium Authority, the New York Yankees and Mandalay Baseball Properties hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for the reconstruction project on PNC Field in Moosic. From left: Anthony Zaleski, Greg Butz, Larry West, Harry Forbes, Gary Mayse, Jim Wansacz, Lonn Trost, Art Matin, Corey O’Brien, Patrick O’Malley II, Patrick O’Malley, James Timlin, Joe DeAntona and Eugene Prusinski .


PNC Field will have new look and feel in 2013 By TOM ROBINSON For Go Lackawanna SCRANTON -

The field, lower bowl and a few other items will remain, but when PNC Field reopens in 2013, it will look like a different stadium. “This is a stadium re-creation,” architect Craig J. Schmitt said during his presentation at a public hearing regarding the sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and the re-

lated stadium project. “This is not a new stadium, but when we are done, for all intents and purposes, it is going to look brand new. “Approximately 85 percent of the existing facility is going to be demolished and replaced with a new facility that is a smaller, more-intimate venue than what exists today.” Creating an open-air feel is among the extensive changes in a $43-million reconstruct-


ion project that began April 27 and continued throughout the week with steps such as ripping out seats. The process is expected to move to major demolition work in the next week or two. The entire project was on hold until funds became available when LackawannaCountysoldthefranchisetoSWBYankees LLC on April 26. SWB Yankees LLC, in

MOOSIC – Mandalay Baseball Properties chief executive officer Art Matin promised that the Scranton/WilkesBarre Yankees will try to connect with northeastern Pennsylvania’s baseball history while starting a new era at PNC Field. The groundbreaking for the reconstruction of the 23-yearold stadium, held on Monday, April 30, was hailed as a new beginning by local politicians as well as the New York Yankees and Mandalay, the two parties that purchased the baseball franchise from Lackawanna County last week. “Today we celebrate northeastern Pennsylvania’s rich baseball legacy and begin to add a new chapter,” Lackawanna County commissioner Corey O’Brien said, referencing earlier minor league teams and six baseball Hall of Famers from the region. Mandalay joined the New York Yankees in forming SWB Yankees LLC, which bought the franchise from Lackawanna County, producing some of the funds needed for the renovation and, in turn committing to a 30-year lease and future


By TOM ROBINSON For Go Lackawanna

MAN ON THE STREET Go Lackawanna asked six fifth-grade students at Charles Sumner Elementary School in West Scranton if they thought the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees baseball team should change their name in 2013, and what should it be changed to?

Peyton Cook, 10

“I think they should keep it the Yankees, because it’s a cool name, and the (New York) Yankees have the most World Series.” Jeremy Seymour, 10

“It’s been their name for centuries so they shouldn’t really change it.” Noble Ramirez, 11

“Yes, they should change the name to Lighting Bolt, because they can score really fast, and they are really fast.” Geno Salmond, 11

“They should keep it because they’re known as the Yankees.” Mia Dantone, 10

“Yes and no. I like the name Yankees, but if I were to change it, I would call it the Sparks, (because of) the Electric City.” Collin Amaya, 11


“I think they should change it to the Cheetahs, because they’re really fast, and they’re all confident.”



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Neighborhood watch gets ready for community day with guest bartending

Breaking ground for a playground at the Bellevue Childcare Center are, from left, Todd Kurilla, Michael Hanley, Kaitlin Dolan, Michael McHale and Margaret Adolfson.

Persistence PAYS OFF



University of Scranton students win grant

Children at the Bellevue Childcare Center of the United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania will have a new playground thanks to the dogged persistence of a group of University of Scranton students led by senior Kaitlin Dolan, a communication major from Olyphant. Last year, Dolan and a group of students participating in the University of Scranton’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) program attempted to obtain a grant for a playground at the United Neighborhood Center (UNC) on Emmett Street in Scranton. When their grant application failed to receive funding, Dolan took it upon herself to apply for a Pepsi Challenge Grant. Although it was one of the projects selected to compete for funding in the national grant initiative, and despite generating much community support for the proposal, the project didn’t win the competition. Still determined to secure funding for the playground, Dolan and a second group of SIFE students competed for a Lowe’s Grant awarded through a SIFE organization competition. This effort paid off. The students won a $2,000 grant from Lowe’s for the playground, which will be built this summer. Michael Hanley, executive director of UNC, said during a recent groundbreaking ceremony for the playground that a playground had been planned since the center was built, however, the center never had the funding to construct it. Dolan, junior Caroline Bligh of Basking Ridge, N.J., senior Jacqueline Sembor of Thompson, Conn., and other students in the SIFE program arranged for the groundbreaking ceremony.


Tom Coyne and Karin Foster were serving drinks at the neighborhood watch’s Guest Bartender Fundraiser on Monday.

Serving the community IF YOU GO

By Don McGlynn

Members of the West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch were found serving the community in a different way than they’re used to last week. Several members of the group took part in a Guest Bartender Fundraiser on Monday, April 30 at Kilcoyne’s in Scranton. “It’s our first fundraiser of the year,” said West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch President Karin Foster. “We have several new members so we thought it would be a good way for everyone to socialize and get to know one another.” The group was able to raise close to $500 during the event from tips and selling 50/50 raffle tickets. The money raised will go toward the second annual West Scranton Hyde Park Community Day scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at Jackson Street Skate Park. The Community Day will include a used tire collection, bicycle safety course, plant sale and a shredding event, with shredding provided by AllShred. “We have to pay for the paper shredder to come, this will defray the cost, and the paper shredder will be free to the public,” said Foster. Community Day is one of several

What: the second annual West Scranton Hyde Park Community Day When: Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. to noon Where: Jackson Street Skate Park, 1304 Jackson St., Scranton Info:

Tom Borthwick, of West Scranton was a guest bartender.

events the neighborhood watch currently has in the works. A low-cost spray and neuter clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 and June 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Jackson Street Skate Park. They are also putting together teams of cyclists to ride in the Heritage Explorers Bike Tour on June 16 at Mellow Park in Peckville. Riders are being asked to seek donations from the public to support this event, which will create awareness of the neighborhood watch to a much

larger area. In addition to the ride on June 16, team members, as well as members of the community, have been going on neighborhood bike rides every Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. Locations for the bike ride starting points are posted each week on the group’s Facebook page. The bike rides are being done in an effort to maintain a clean and safe community, which serves the overall mission of the neighborhood watch, which is to assist the Scranton Police Department by reporting criminal and suspicious activities, as well as provide the citizens a conduit of communication to voice their concerns to local officials. Since its inception, the group has accumulated over 200 members, and in an effort to keep that number growing, Foster has made the process of becoming a member as easy as possible. “There’s no membership fee, it’s free to the public, and all they have to do is See SERVING, Page 8



Recovery Plan remains incomplete By RICH HOWELLS

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SCRANTON – City Council unanimously approved the first reading of unfunded debt legislation that will approve up to $26.6 million in borrowing and refinancing during their May 3 meeting, but not before discussing the importance of the city’s now late Revised Recovery Plan and how it will play into the city’s financial future. In order to pay back 2011 debt, the city was approved to borrow $9.85 million by the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 27, and the legislation approves this borrowing as well as the refinancing of $8.6 million in existing debt for a total of $18.45 million. Up to $26.6 million could be approved depending on interest rates, the pricing on the bonds, and other factors.

Councilman Pat Rogan was absent from the meeting, so the first reading was approved with a vote of 4-0. It is expected to be given final approval with a second and third reading at council’s meeting on Thursday, May 10. Councilman Bob McGoff said that while he was “glad” to see the unfunded borrowing on the agenda, he believes the city’s Revised Recovery Plan must be tackled immediately, as it was due by April 30. “I believe that the next step, the next thing that we need to do, is to confront the Recovery Plan. Demands are being made on the city to implement a Recovery Plan and I know we don’t want to rush into something that we don’t agree with…but I believe that if we don’t begin to act, if we don’t become very proactive with this

Library Express, located on the second floor of the Mall at Steamtown, will welcome award-winning journalist, author and teacher Tom Wilber to discuss his new book, “Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of Marcellus Shale,” scheduled for release in May from Cornell University Press, on Thursday, May 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. The book is the Tom Wilber first book-length journalistic overview of shale gas development and the controversies surrounding it. Wilber, a former environmental reporter who has been covering the fracking debate from the beginning, combines a storyteller’s ear with a journalist’s eye, offering a sensitive and timely take on the issue. For a full author bio, visit http://


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Recovery Plan and we don’t put something in line that the future of the budget is in jeopardy and I think that the future economic status of the city is in great jeopardy,” McGoff emphasized. “Also, I think we ourselves start to become liable for the failures since we did include it in the budget.” At the request of the lending institutions, legislation passed during a special meeting of council on Jan. 30 required council to work closely with the mayor and the city’s Act 47 coordinator, the Pennsylvania Economy League, on a Revised Recovery Plan in order to secure a $11.5 million 2012 Tax Anticipation Note. The city declared Act 47 distressed status in 1992, last revising its Recovery Plan in 2002. Council President Janet Evans said that because the plan has rarely been adhered to in the past, she feels the


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The Scranton City Fire Department was able to stop a fire that broke out at 303 Willow St. on Monday

SERVING show up and sign a form. (Then) they’re a member,” said Foster. The West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch meets the third Thursday of every month at All Saints Auditorium, 1403 Jackson St., behind St. Patrick’s Church. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit


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The Scranton City Fire Department was able to stop a fire that broke out at 303 Willow St., Scranton on Monday morning, April 30. Crews arrived on the scene at 5:11 a.m., and the fire was under control by 6:17 a.m., according to Scranton Fire Chief Tom Davis. Davis said the fire, which is believed to have started in the basement, was ruled an arson by city fire inspector Shaun Flynn. The house was vacant, and no one was hurt during the fire.



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Campbell Soup Company and the National Association of Letter Carriers will team up on Saturday, May 12, to try and “Stamp Out Hunger.” Now in its 20th year, “Stamp Out Hunger” is a food drive, held on the second Saturday in May. In 2011, Americans donated 70.2 million pounds of food to the food drive, which marked the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected by letter carriers. To participate, leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 12. Letter carriers will collect the food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to a local Feeding America food bank or hunger-relief organization For more information about the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, visit or



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banks are more interested in the city’s audit being completed on time, as the 2010 budget was not released until 2012 and has historically been late. According to the city’s Home Rule Charter, the budget must be completed by May 31; the city expects completion of the 2011 audit by July, Council Vice President Frank Joyce added. Evans also insisted that some form of a payment plan for the Oct. 19, 2011 state Supreme Court ruling regarding delayed collective bargaining awards that are estimated to cost up to half of the city’s annual operating budget must be included in the revised plan as well. “We can’t keep raising taxes. We have to generate money within our own city, and there’s many ways to do it and many ways that were overlooked for years…I’m definitely discouraged with having to look at borrowing that amount of money, and what discouraged me a little bit is the fact that (it) doesn’t include the arbitration awards,” Councilman Jack Loscombe agreed. “I’m really worried because we’re jumping through hoops to borrow this, so I don’t know where we’re going to get that money.” Council again discussed changing the classification of the city from a second class A city to a third class city, which will allow the city to implement a commuter tax as well as possibly change the structure of city government. A commuter tax will be important to the city’s revised plan, Evans said, but Gov. Tom Corbett has not responded to at least two requests from council to certify the city’s census results from the last two years, which is legally required to making the change.



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Hilton Scranton Hotel and Conference Center recently hosted the third annual Electric City Tattoo Convention. Eighty-six artists, from as far away as Utah and South Carolina and as close as Philadelphia and New Jersey, were on hand tattooing at the convention, held April 27 to 29. In addition tattoo artists, the event featured a number of activities for the family, including Juggler Robert Smith, Magician Phil Crosson, tattoo, hula hoop, and pie eating contests; raffles; and art demonstrations.




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Matt Hiller and Chris Kearney, of Scranton, were at the third annual Electric City Tattoo Convention.

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Police captain arrested By Don McGlynn

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ber of different criteria, including how well they correspond with the theme. Winners in this year’s cake challenge were Cindy Lepo, advanced; Lynn Mazzga, intermediate; and Abby Somers, beginner. Somers, a Scranton resident, opened her own bakery, Babby Cakes, out of her home in January. She first heard about the competition last year, and decided to enter this year. She said she was surprised to go home a winner her first time entering the event. “It was exciting. I’m still excited,” said Somers. “It was a lot of fun to be there and to be able to tell people about my business.” Somers, and the rest of this year’s winners, were presented their awards in front of the crowd of over 400 people in at-



tendance for this year’s event, which also featured a silent auction. All the proceeds from the night went to the Woman’s Resource Center, a private nonprofit organization founded in 1976, serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Lackawanna and Sus-

that when she was 15 she was a victim of sexual assault by a member of the Old Forge Borough Police Department, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint states that the victim, now 23, became a member of the Old Forge Fire Department in September of 2004. The fire department is located at 310 S. Main St, Old Forge, and is attached to the police station. During her time as a member of the fire department, the victim allegedly became friends with Krenitsky, and the relationship became sexual in early 2005. A preliminary hearing for Krenitsky has been scheduled for Monday, May 9 at 11 a.m.


Old Forge Police Captain James Krenitsky, 34, of Old Forge, who has been accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl in 2005, was arraigned Thursday, May 3, and remanded to Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail. Krenitsky was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday, May 2, and has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and corruption of a minor. The woman accusing Krenitsky went to the Lackawanna County district attorney’s office on Wednesday, May 2, to report

The Department of English at Misericordia University inducted 10 students into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society during an induction ceremony. Participating in the ceremony, seated from, from left, Sarah Hauze, Sweet Valley; Amber Gulla, Plains Township; Nicole Mostik, Shamokin; Carissa Stonier, New Milford; standing, Auraleah Grega, Wapwallopen; Lisa Matriccino, West Hazleton; Gayle Sekel, Harding; Dennis Halpin, New Hartford, N.Y.; Marina Orrson, Shavertown; Laura Thomas, Scranton and Dr. Amanda Caleb, assistant professor of English.




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Students who participated in the prom included Ana Sottile, Sam Lomeo, Ronnie Surplus, Breann Barr, Tiffany Brady, Troy Kempa, Larissa Petrosk, Christian Rivera, Kellie Nash, Amy Thubborn, Adam Oakley, Charles (Chick) Hebden, Sam Donahue, Chris Delayo, Joe Gula, Julie Matthews, Jamie Hallock, Cassie Staretz, Jason Shoemaker and Mary Margaret Smith


iverside Junior Senior High School’s life skills students had an in-house prom on Wednesday, May 2. Students took a limousine bus to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel,

700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton for photos and then drove back to the high school for lunch and dancing. The prom was arranged by the family and consumer science class.

turn, agreed to lease the stadium for 30 years. “You won’t have an enclosed, dark corridor with no view to the field, which is, of course, what you have now,” Schmitt said. Schmitt compared the anticipated look to the popular Coca-ColaParkinAllentown, home of the International League rival Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, who replaced the former Scranton/WilkesBarre Red Barons as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. A power point presentation helped Schmitt create a picture of the new stadium in a more than half-hour description of the project at the public hearing at the Scranton Cultural Center on April 25. Not much will remain of the previous PNC Field, which originally opened as Lackawanna County Stadium in 1989. •Although the seats will be removed and the concrete in the area will be refurbished, the lower bowl structure will remain in place. •The playing field, which was replaced two years ago, will remain as is. •The five-year-old home locker room will be preserved. •The parking lots and existing utilities will be kept. •A groundskeepers’ bunker in left field also will be retained. “Everything else will be new,” Schmitt said. “Gone will be the entire existing hulking, steel structure and concrete ramps.” Among what will be missing will be the entire upper deck and its steep steps. Apartylevel,includingluxury suites and club seats, will be added where the current luxury box and pressbox level exists. Schmitt said the design objectives were to create a 360degree concourse, eliminate the upper deck and provide a choice of seating options whileimprovingthefanexperience while creating a signature feature.

That signature feature will be blending the outfield walkwayintothesideofthemountain,whichprovidesthebackdrop beyond the outfield. “What we believe the signature feature is now is the view out beyond the outfield wall,” Schmitt said. “In the new ballpark, we aim to enhance that feature by extending the main concourse around the outfield, connecting it to the hillside, literally marrying the hillside with the ballpark. “So, the hillside is not only a backdrop but a part of the stadium.” Without the upper deck, the stadium seating will be reduced but the addition of rail viewing and outfield lawn seating will leave it with a capacity of 10,000, matching the International League’s minimum requirement. The lawn areas will be on each side of the batter’s eye, the solid wall beyond the center-field fence to create a backdrop for hitters. There will also be a playground along the concourse in center field. The rail viewing will be provided alongside the concourse around the outfield. “There will be 7,500 fixed seats,” Schmitt said. “The balance will be made up by lawn seats and standing areas.” The three sections behind home plate will be premium seatingthatis22incheswide. Those sections will be flanked with 20-inch wide seats. Beyond the dugouts, further down the foul lines, the seats will be 19 inches wide. The renovations include one that will have an impact on play. Outfield dimensions remain the same, but the wall height will be altered from its existing 14 feet to 8 feet, 5 inches, the height at Yankee Stadium in New York. “Lowering the height makes it that much more of an intimate experience for fans enjoying the game against the rail in the outfield,” Schmitt said, “and, it does provide an opportunity that does not exist today for a player to take a stab at one of those dramatic plays where he robs a home run by reaching over the fence.”

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Mandalay Baseball and the New York Yankees,” Lackawanna County commissioner Jim Wansacz said. Matin and New York Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost were among those who joined local officials for the event. The parties worked through lengthy negotiations to revise the sales agreement for the team to make it work as well as possible for all parties involved. Trost said this was done because it is “something that is important to the citizens, it’s important to the economy and it’s important for the players that we are going to bring through our system. “We don’t just want a place for them to be and a place for them to play. We want them to be comfortable in an area.” Trost said the Yankees will seek public input to see if the team should keep the name Yankees. If the public wants a change, he said the public would be polled a second time for suggested names. Matin said the search for the next team president and general manager is underway. He is handling those responsibilities in the interim, in place of Kristen Rose, who has taken a new position within Mandalay. “It’s a very important role for the team president to be out in the community and be more accessible,” Matin said, in a commitment to another change from past Mandalay practices. Matin said the commitment is in place for the construction crews to complete work by the April 4, 2013 season opening without any need to ask the International League for schedule adjustments.


payments for maintenance and improvements to the stadium. As the company brought in to manage the Scranton/WilkesBarre Yankees, Mandalay has been criticized for its role in declining attendance and a failure to connect with local fans. Matin insisted those days are gone and, in a commitment that was not part of last week’s public meetings about the stadium, said the rebuilt stadium will honor the history of which O’Brien spoke. “We look at it and see this as a great marketing opportunity,” Matin said. “There’s such a great baseball history. “We’re actually in the new ballpark going to build a heritage wall that reflects all that all the way back to the various teams that have played here, highlighting some of the players and some of the special events.” Attendance reached its lowest point in the 22-year history of International League baseball in the region during 2011 and the Scranton/WilkesBarre Yankees are spending the entire 2012 season on the road while borrowing temporary home stadiums in six other cities. The view of the 2013 season, however, involved nothing but promise Monday. “This is a great day for Lackawanna County because it marks the beginning of the rebirth of baseball in northeastern Pennsylvania along with a continued partnership with






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Film is going to be a tough act to follow Someone is going to get in big trouble for this one. They fell asleep at the wheel. They zigged left when they should have zagged right. They just plain messed up. Hollywood let “The Avengers” slip out. You see, certain executives with deep pockets and shallow imaginations work very hard to ruin perfectly good movies. How many times have you gone into a film based on an exciting trailer, only to

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY RICH HOWELLS find the plot goes off on bizarre tangents while they slap you with dialogue written by a kindergartener? Just when you thought you’d get a great action scene, it lasts only a few short moments. Just when you thought they finally adapted your favorite book or comic accurately, they add some useless character who contributes nothing or take a beloved

one and suck all of his personality out. That’s these geniuses at work. While you’re thinking about a cohesive story, well-developed characters, and a satisfying payoff, they’re thinking about demographics, profit margins, and a very different kind of payoff. They want to maximize revenue while taking your favorite narrative and turning into a brand name they can slap on merchandise. Nobody understands this mentality more than comic book fans, who have See FILM, Page 17

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A story worth telling IF YOU GO What: Writers Showcase with Gary R. Ryman, Anne Henry, Patricia Florio, David Elliott, Tom Blomain, and Bethany Gagas, hosted by Brian Fanelli and Jason Lucarelli Where: New Visions Studio and Gallery When: Saturday, May 12, 7 p.m. Cost: Free, donations encouraged

where one of the major issues that we have to deal with is water because of lack of fire hydrants,” Ryman noted. “Friends of mine who are in the fire service have read it and they liked it because it made them remember their own experiences and their own stories, and it brought back things for them. I’ve had people read it without fire service experience and what they liked about it was essentially being able to learn what we really do and some of the things that we really see that they had no earthly idea about.” Despite his accomplishments, he admitted that he didn’t believe his book was going to be published until he wrote his name on the con-

tract after several changes in agents, editors, and publishers, finally publishing with Tribute Books in Archbald. “There were a lot of stories that aren’t in the book that I wrote. I just tried to pick the ones that I thought would help to paint the overall picture. Obviously, some are hopefully amusing, some are tragic, and some are kind of in between. That was also part of it, trying to get a balance or a mix. It wasn’t designed, obviously, to be a complete humor book, but on the other side of the coin, I don’t think

Gary R. Ryman has been a firefighter for three decades.

anybody would want to sit down and read a book that was just filled with accident and trauma after accident and trauma,” he recalled about the writing process. “I think anybody in the fire service that experiences any kind of serious incident, par-


Gary R. Ryman’s three-decade career as a firefighter may have given him pride and a wealth of knowledge to pass on to his son, but it also earned him a lot of stories. The second of three generations of firefighters, the 50year-old Scott Twp. resident spent over 30 years risking life and limb in several states, including a run as chief of the Scott Twp. Hose Company, and has been employed as a fire protection engineer for over 25 years. Now in the “twilight” of his career as firefighter, Ryman spent about four years chronicling his family’s tales in the “Fire Men: Stories from Three Generations of a Firefighting Family,” released in April 2011. “I wanted to write down some of the stories, some of my stories and some of the stories from my father, essentially just to capture them. I had no real reason, and I thought maybe it would be something down the road that my kids and maybe their kids would ultimately be interested in. So I kept writing down

the individual stories, and when I had a little over 100 pages and a lot more stories yet to tell, it started to dawn on me that maybe this was really just a book trying to get out,” Ryman explained. “I was exposed to (firefighting) as I was growing up. It was something that I always wanted to do, enjoyed immensely once I was able to get involved with it, and something that I just continued to do ever since.” With a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from the University of Maryland, he spent his early career in upstate New York learning from his fire chief father, later battled flames in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and presently mentors his son in the “family business.” “Every area can have unique challenges. I think, for example, in the area that I was in when I went to school in Maryland, we had a lot more multiple residencies – in other words, garden apartment buildings, townhouses, highrise apartment buildings, and the like. That can be contrasted with Scott Township,

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It’s also one of the only movies I’ve seen that looks and feels more like a comic book rather than an action movie starring superheroes. We not only get absolutely epic action sequences where each characters’ unique traits and abilities are on display, but we also get to see heroes battling each other before taking on the bad guys, a standard in the comics than always keeps readers debating who would win in a fight. They all don costumes that actually resemble their comic counterparts, and their actions exemplify what makes each individual great. Most importantly, the heroes are really good and the villains are really bad. The stakes are high and casualties are suffered. The one-liners are genuinely witty, and the plot and its many subplots remain interesting. You may think these would be givens, but they’re really not anymore. It also completely avoids the usual cliché story arc of: 1. Hero gets or discovers powers. 2. Hero learns to deal with these powers. 3. Hero meets villain, who is usually someone his or her alter ego is connected to. 4. Villain also comes into power, but uses it for evil or is driven mad by it. 5. Hero reluctantly fights villain. 6. Villain dies so he or she can’t come back for a sequel for no good reason. It’s not perfect, of course, as “The Avengers” takes for granted that you’ve seen all the previous films leading up to it and can easily lose those who don’t speak science fiction mumbo jumbo in parts. After an action-filled opening, the first act starts out slow until it punches into hyperdrive, which can be overwhelming

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at times, but usually in a good way. And while the main conflict is actually quite simple, there’s so little to nitpick because there’re just so many memorable moments thrown at you that you don’t care. I’ve been on rollercoasters that were less exciting and emotionally stimulating than this was, so when Whedon throws in added bonuses like the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and a hidden villain, you truly can’t ask for more. Well, maybe you can, but not from this installment in franchise filmmaking. As I said before, this is a triumph for the filmmakers, cast, and crew, but Hollywood screwed up when they released this one because, from now on, these types of movies will constantly be held up the spectacle that is “The Avengers.” They’ll actually have to hire real screenwriters now with real directors to bring these ambitious scripts to life. The action sequences will no longer be a few punches followed by a few explosions. The actors will all have to seem like they were born to play their roles as they deliver lines that will be quoted throughout pop culture for generations to come. That’s wishful thinking, of course, but considering the overwhelming financial success of the movie during is opening weekend, combined with record-setting reception in overseas markets, I think a few of those empty suits will be forced to take notice. You can pump out “Green Lantern” or “Ghost Rider” and make a few quick bucks, sure, but if you want the kind of haul that would make Donald Trump envious, you’ve got to buck conventions and give the people something they haven’t seen before. At the very least, give us another one of these. We’ve waited long enough.


this is kind of a big deal because this is the first time this has ever been done – with the rights to many comic characters spread out across many different studios, it has been legally impossible for most characters to meet in the same movie, and while crossovers are common in the source material, they’re usually too busy telling one person or team’s tale in film to add any more characters to deal with. This movie not only does so, but does it well. Each Avenger is given a moment to shine, and some in ways you wouldn’t anticipate. The arrogant Iron Man shows that he’s vulnerable. Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk, finds that being sad and lonely isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Black Widow proves that women don’t always have to be portrayed as sensitive, defenseless eye-candy. Hawkeye has an interesting role in the first half of the film that I won’t spoil, and he spends the rest of the time proving that archers are actually quite useful on a team that can harness lightning and crush buildings. Even tough guy Nick Fury shows that he has a conscience. To top it all off, Captain America is trying to adapt to a world he’s decades removed from while Thor is hoping to reconnect and reason with his adopted brother, Loki, who is hell-bent on destroying the world he loves. Combine all these subplots with the fact that none of these people can just get along long enough to save the world and you’ve got all the dramatic struggles and flaws that have been built into these characters for decades on full display. I’ve known them for that long, yet I was still genuinely surprised throughout the duration of the film, completely thrown off time after time with few moments to recover.

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endured over a decade of non-stop blockbuster adaptations of their favorite superheroes and villains…to mixed results. Sometimes we get “Iron Man,” but most times we get “Spider-Man 3.” Even with the best of the best of these movies, we make certain compromises with the big-screen portrayals of these beloved icons. We accept the excuses from suits all the time who say, “Well, this can’t be like the comic because…” We accept that they’re two different storytelling mediums. We accept budgetary limits, time constraints, and simply that they’re going to change things. We must not accept these as the standard. Not anymore. Writer/Director Joss Whedon is one of us, and it shows. “The Avengers” is two hours and 22 minutes of exactly what fans have been asking for. It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s shocking, it’s heartfelt, and it’s fun. It’s not some migraine-inducing, sloppy mess that warrants an instant reboot two years later. It’s not some mishmash of ideas by 15 different script writers directed by some hack known for buddy comedies or cheesy kids’ movies. But I digress – this is a time to celebrate, not to dwell on past grievances. “The Avengers,” as if you hadn’t already heard, is the story of how six heroes, each introduced in previous Marvel Studios films, must band together under the direction of a secretive law enforcement agency called S.H.I.E.L.D. to fight an invading alien army that was brought to Earth by a power-hungry madman with god-like powers. As I’m sure you’ve also heard,

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Mission Yoga, 544 Spruce St., Scranton. Info: (570) 3469642, ‘Splintered,’ works of Tory Utt. New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. Info: (570) 878-3970, Scratchboard illustrations by Bri Hermanson, blown glass sculptures by Michael Swanson and photographs by Timmy Walsh. Pierre’s Fine Clothing and Accessories, 424 Spruce St., Scranton. Info: (570) 3460779. ‘Material Girl,’ works by Sarah Edwards. POSH at The Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 9555890, Works by William Freeman.


AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 969-1040, ‘Intramurals,’ 10 artists refereed by Christopher Moss, continues through May. ArtWorks Gallery and Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 207-1815, ‘Round Two: sculptures and paintings from recycled materials by Shirley Thomas. B’s Floral Design, Inc. 131 Penn Ave., Scranton. Info: ‘Natural Progression,’ photography by Lynn Andreoli. Bella Faccias Personalized Chocolate and Gifts, 516 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 343-8777, ‘Confections Affections,’ work by Constance Denchy. The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 341-6761, ‘Spirited Animals’ work by Troy Weston. Chocolate Creations, Cangiano’s Italian Specialties, Ferrone Winery, and Realty Network Group, 400 Spruce St., Scranton. Info: (570) 207-2667,

.com. ‘R2R Gathering,’ handmade hula hoops. GreenBeing, 334 Adams Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 3419988, ‘Spinyl Vinyl’ a collection of work made out of reconstructed vinyl records created by Marywood University students. Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 3433000, Works by Josef Selvin. Jersey Style Subs, 401 Spruce St., Scranton. Info: (570) 955-0282, ‘Art on the Wall,’ works by Edward Kucha and Joseph Paciotti. The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 3443388, ‘Flesh and Bone,’ works of Sean Costello. Kildare’s Irish Pub, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 344-4030, Works of Jessica Smallwood. Laura Craig Gallery, 307 Linden St., Scranton, (570) 9637995. ‘American Heartland’ pastels and watercolors by northeast regional artists. Marquis Art & Frame, Scranton, 515 Center St., Scranton, (570) 344-3313, ‘Living in Colour” by Denise Thomas.



GOLackawanna ‘We’re going to make a crazy, (expletive) record,’ that’s the record that becomes your big record.” As when he was creating his Continued from page 20 first album, he now feels like he finding band members because has the creative freedom to go you need many things from down whatever dark path he them. First off, the easiest thing chooses. “There’s always demands put is to find somebody who can play their instrument well. on you because once you’re on a That’s the easiest thing because record label, you’re selling rethere’s a million great guitar cords and they’re giving you players and a million great money and you’re sort of part of drummers wherever. But then the machine. There is an expecyou’ve got to find somebody tation to deliver. That’s just the who you can get along with and reality of it all. And now I don’t then you’ve got to find some- feel that way anymore, so I feel body who looks cool onstage like somehow, and this goes and knows how to perform and back to the guys in the band, it then somebody who gets the just seems like the perfect time vibe of what you’re doing,” he to make the perfect record.” With music, movies, animaexplained. tion, and television “Nobody has to commercials under put on an act to be part of the band. “Nobody has to his belt and an upThey’re all genuine- put on an act to coming web series the “Nerdist” ly just a bunch of be part of the on YouTube channel weirdoes. They’re all super talented, band. They’re on the way, it seems creativity too, so on top of all genuinely his knows no limits. that, I get the best “I always talk bass player, the best just a bunch of about this. I haven’t guitar player, and weirdoes.” made any attempts the best drummer to do this yet, alI’ve ever had, so I’ve really hit the jackpot on this one. though I might at some point. I It really felt like pulling a slot really think that ‘House of 1,000 machine – boom, boom boom.” Corpses’ would make for a great Riding those positives vibes, Broadway play, a musical, behe plans to jump right back into cause it’s so ridiculous that I rethe studio to record one his dar- ally think that it falls right perkest and heaviest albums yet as fectly somewhere in between a follow-up to the long-awaited ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘Rocky Horror Picture “Hellbilly Deluxe 2.” “I think I’m at a point in my ca- Show.’ So that’s a goal for one reer that a lot of people get at day,” he said. Zombie’s legacy, however, he where we go out and play arenas, tour huge, make tons of leaves up to his macabre audimoney, and it doesn’t even mat- ence, as he honestly doesn’t care ter if we ever even make a re- what he’s ultimately rememcord. You’re sort of established. bered for. “It really doesn’t matter to You’ve got enough songs and enough records through the me. One thing for sure is people pipeline that it doesn’t mat- remember – it’s amazing what ter…It’s the best time to people remember. That’s the say…‘Let’s just make a (exple- funniest thing I was thinking as I tive) crazy record!’” he en- was sitting in the kitchen eating and a Charlie Chaplin movie thused. “Not that we haven’t done came on TV and I’m like, ‘Oh my that in the past, but in the past, it God, silent movies right on TV,’ was more of a thought like, you he recalled. “It seems like nothing is ever know, you’re trying to get your video on MTV. You’re trying to forgotten, even obscure things. get a song played on the radio. You see kids walking around You’re trying to do these things wearing t-shirts of obscure punk because you’re sort of still build- rock bands that broke up 20 ing your career then, and I feel years ago that you can’t believe like I’m always building it, but a they ever even heard of. So, you certain chunk of it now seems know, whatever. Someday they very solid… And it also seems build a drive-in theater on the like that weird thing, like right moon, it’ll be good – they’ll at the moment where you go, show all my movies.”

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Melissa Homboski and Troy Weston at the Bog.

Kathy Fox and Maria Lawrence at Fanciful Fox.

First Friday welcomes JMPP


Maggie O’Brien, Jenny Hill and Andrea Talarico performed in "I I I Me Me Me I I I.’


irst Friday Scranton held its monthly art walk this past Friday, May 4, and a new addition to the event was a special performance by the Jason Miller Playwright Project (JMPP). JMPP performed the short play "I I I Me Me Me I I I" four times Friday night. The play tells the story of four characters dealing with the impending end of the world. Each is dealing with this in their own way, and they are so wrapped up in themselves, and their own issues, they’re not communicating with each other. Staging "I I I Me Me Me I I I" seemed appropriate with “Apocalypse” being the theme for the JMPP’s second annual local playwrights’ invitational, Dyonisia ’12, which will run the last two weeks of September. First Friday also gave the group a platform to announce the fall event, and a chance to encourage local writers to submit one-page proposals for Dyonisia ’12, for their own short play with the same theme. In between performances, volunteers were seen handing out flyers with program guidelines and a list of other upcoming events. The deadline for Dyonisia ’12 proposals is Sunday, May 20. In addition to proposals for short plays, JMPP is also interested in proposals for multimedia pieces and scripts for full-length plays for its 2013 season. For more information on Dyonisia ’12, or any of

Kayleigh Cornell on Adams Ave., Scranton.

JMPP’s future productions, visit or email

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Cultural Center hosts First Friday Art Auction


By Don McGlynn


What: First Friday Scranton Art Auction When: Friday, May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Scranton Cultural Center, Cost: $10 Info:


Michael Lambert’s "Under Water" will be up for auction at First Friday Scranton Art Auction.


See ARTS, Page 25



irst Friday Scranton Executive Director Jeff Boris said he thinks it’s going to be hard for someone to leave the third annual First Friday Scranton Art Auction at the Scranton Cultural Center, on Friday, May 11, empty handed. Boris’ prediction is fueled mainly by the abundance of items those in attendance will have to choose from, including an estimated 40 pieces of art on the auction block, a silent auction featuring gift certificates and merchandise and a wine pull. “If you show up to the auction, for the most part, I would say (almost) every single person will come away with something,” said Boris. The art auction serves as a fundraiser for First Friday Scranton, with a portion of the proceeds raised going to the artists of the pieces being auctioned off and First Friday Scranton collecting the rest. In addition to a monthly art walk, held the first Friday of every month with art galleries and businesses around downtown Scranton displaying work, the not-for-profit organization also provides trolley bus service and a monthly guide for First Friday. Now in its third year, First Friday Scranton has done what they can to keep the art auction fresh. This year that meant moving the location of the auction from the MAC Gallery on Wyoming Ave., in Scranton, where the event was held its first two years, to the



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Albright is the place for legal resources “Laws and Institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind,” Sir Francis Bacon. Laws can be found in institutions such as libraries. This is a good thing because public libraries, often called “The People’s University,” are open to everyone free-of-charge regardless of background or income. The Albright Memorial Library makes it possible for everyone, attorneys or laymen, to find law resources quickly and easily. Law publications such as the U.S Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes Annotated, Pennsylvania Code, Westlaw, and other titles can all be found in the Reference Department. The Albright Memorial Library has been a government documents library since 1895 so we have a wide array of Federal legal resources. The United States Code is a collection of books of the permanent laws of the United States. The Code of Federal Regulations is another federal government legal resource that contains permanent regulations of different agencies in the government. The library also has United States Reports starting in 1936 which contain cases presented before The United States Supreme Court. The last of the federal government legal resources are the Statutes at Large. Every law, public and private, ever enacted by the Congress is published in this resource in order of the date of its passage. The library’s collection begins with the 1960 edition and continues through the present. The library also has a great collection of Pennsylvania legal resources. One of the most popular is the Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes, which con-

Actors Circle presents ‘Night Mother’

500 VINE tain legislative branch actions. Another series of books called the Pennsylvania Code contains judicial and executive rules and regulations. The Pennsylvania Reporter can be used to find cases heard before the Supreme Court, Superior Court and District Courts. Other state resources available in the Reference Department include the Pennsylvania Tenant and Landlord Law, Pennsylvania Child Custody, and Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Lawsource. Something many may not know is that the popular online legal database, Westlaw, is available for free at the library. Westlaw allows the user online access to state and federal law cases that can be searched by case citation or by keyword. Law forms and some of the library’s print collection are also accessible through Westlaw. One of the most useful features of Westlaw feature is the “nutshell” books on legal materials. These books are reference sources that provide quick and to-the-point information about legal issues. Some of the topics covered include real estate finance, American legal system, and elder law. The library has many other legal titles, both in the Reference Department and in the Adult Department’s circulating collection. Upcoming additions to the Reference collection include 101 Laws Forms for Personal Use, and Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning. If you have any questions about the resources mentioned in this article, please stop by the Reference Department, call us at 348.3000 ext. 3008 or email us at All of these services are free with your library card. If you do not have one, come in and get one today.


The cast of “Night Mother” includes, seated, from left Darla Germeroth, Janet Loewe, standing, Lana Kristoff, Yolana Stern, Jeff Ginsberg, John Arena and John McInerney

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ctors Circle will present “Night Mother” starting Thursday, May 10 at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton. Written by Marsha Norman, “Night Mother,” winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, explores the subjects of suicide and a tense mother-daughter relationship.

CALENDAR Continued from page 21 Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe, Info: (866) 605-7325, Dennis DeYoung, May 12, 8 p.m.,

The play tells the story of Thelma Cates, who is settling down for an ordinary, comfortable evening with her divorced daughter, Jessie, who announces that at the end of the evening, she plans to kill herself. Thelma tries everything she can think of to get Jessie to change her mind, and Jessie tries equally hard to get her mother to accept her decision, and be prepared for the aftermath. Along the way, the two women probe into their past and into every phase of

Cost: $42.75-$48.25. Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton. Dave Matthews Band, May 28, 7 p.m., $53.35-$89.90. Taylor Community Library, 710 South Main St., Taylor. Info: 562.1234 Local author John J. Zelenski will have a reading from his

their relationship, with results that are by turns surprising, moving, and even humorous. Directed by John McInerney, Actors Circle will stage the show Friday through Saturday, May 11 to 13 and 18 to 20, there will also be a preview show Thursday, May 10. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m., Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. Cost is $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students. For more information, call 342.9707. book “Walker’s Vale” on Saturday, May 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Following the reading Zelenski will take part in a discussion, question and answer session and a book signing. The book is a work of fiction which takes place in Pennsylvania and is a supernatural thriller. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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WRITERS Continued from page 15 Writers

Continued from page 23

Maria Grzybowski’s "Robins" will be up for auction at First Friday Scranton Art Auction.

Sungyoon Choi’s "Tiger" will be up for auction at First Friday Scranton Art Auction.

ly can’t wait to see what happens, personally. It should be pretty cool.” Another new feature to this year’s auction is the wine pull, which will give those in attendance a chance to win a bottle of wine donated by busi-

nesses and members of the community. A number of businesses also donated items to the silent auction. “For the most part, most people were eager to provide…whether it was items for the silent auction or sponsor


Scranton Cultural Center. “The Cultural Center had always been looking to get involved in First Friday, so they were more than happy to host for us…and we’re very thankful for that,” said Boris. “Just considering what it stands for, it’s one of the most historic buildings in Scranton so it makes us a little more visible, which is always good, especially for the arts. The arts can be a little underground at times, so it’s good to be on top of the pile going hey, check out what’s here.” Boris said he feels the change in location will also result in a change in dynamic to the auction. Whereas in years past everything was happening in one space at the same time, the Scranton Cultural Center’s setup will allow different events to be separated. “There’s space in between things, there’s walls, so you can move from event to event,” said Boris. “The events we’re going to be having and the space should work well together. I real-



support. There haven’t been too many nos, and if there have…it wasn’t a slight against us, they just weren’t able to.” “Almost every single person we approached was like, ‘First Friday is a great thing for this area.’” Amidst all the changes this year, one thing that will be the same is the return of professional auctioneer Ken Rivenburg who will once again act as master auctioneer, auctioning off this year’s collection of works, almost exclusively done by area artists. “Almost 100 percent of (the artists) are from this area, if not even just Scranton proper,” said Boris. “The one or two that aren’t, someone recommended them, so there’s ties either way. Everyone has a tie.” Live entertainment will be provided by progressive jazz fusion band Rogue Chimp, and former Lackawanna County Commissioner Mike Washo will serve as emcee. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Duffy Accessories, Green Being and New Visions Studio and Gallery, and at the door the night of the event. For more information, visit


Marywood University will present a group exhibition featuring five graduate students in Mahady Gallery located on the first floor of the Shields Center for Visual Arts on the University’s campus. The exhibition will be on display through June 15. The group exhibition features Master of Fine Arts candidates John Kolbek and Kelly Ufkin, painting; Sarrah F. Dibble, art education; Niko J. Kallianiotis, photography and Georgia Test, ceramics. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or directions, call 348.6211 ext. 2428 or visit

ticularly those involving children or neighbors or people they know or anything like that, is affected by it in one way or another. I think that to a certain degree it, and I talked about this in the book a little bit, hardens you to certain things, and on the other side of the coin, it makes you want to avoid certain things. For example, you have to work through these incidents and you have to remain focused on them in order to do the job, but because of doing all this, I guess, I don’t find movies or TV shows where the boy’s dog gets shot entertaining. Sad things like that I just avoid because I’ve seen enough real world tragedy that I really don’t go looking for it on TV for entertainment.” The finished product, however, has a happy ending. “My son had not that long before (he) turned 18, which meant he was of age to be able to ‘go inside,’ as we put

it – go into the building. You don’t know when that first time is ever going to come as far as a real situation, and I didn’t know if I would be around when that happened, as far as being on that particular incident with him,” he continued. “So when it turned out that I was and actually got to be on the line with him his first time inside, that was, to me, almost like a fairytale way of being able to end the book. But it really did happen!” While he has done several signings, the fourth free Writers Showcase at New Visions Studio and Gallery on Saturday, May 12 will mark the first time that the author will read excerpts from his book aloud to a live audience, and Ryman continues to tread on “entirely different” territory as he pursues a master’s degree in American History, researches his thesis, and begins work on a fiction novel about his soonto-be former profession. “I think it’ll be fun. I hope it gets a good reaction,” Ryman said of the reading. “All I can really bring is just my stories, and I hope that people find them interesting.”




Sunday, May 6, 2012



Road to the finals

Area college teams are still battling it out in the playoffs



GL ONLINE For daily roundups of local college sports, including results of several Saturday playoff games, see TOP STORY The Marywood University men and University of Scranton women have each qualified for National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III tennis tournaments and will learn details about their schedules and opponents this week. Marywood won the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship and advanced to the national tournament for the third straight year after its 6-0 shutout of Baptist Bible College April 28 at Northwood Racquet Club in Easton. Scranton earned its first national appearance the same day with a 5-0 win over top-seed and host Susquehanna University, 5-0, in the Landmark Conference championship. Marywood and Baptist Bible met for the CSAC championship for the second straight year. The Pacers, who won their 10th straight match to improve to 11-5 overall, swept doubles for a 3-0 lead. Scranton Prep graduate Evan Bolus, Daniel Pfafman and Ethan Jones won their singles matches to clinch the victory. They had each been part of the doubles wins. The Scranton women won their first conference title since 1999. Sophomore Devon Cohen and freshman Megan Azzalina won two matches each to help the Royals improve to 10-6. RECORD BOOK Marywood University set its women’s lacrosse season record for wins when it posted a 14th victory Wednesday, May 2.


Marywood University tennis player Todd Doran was named Player of the Year this year.

Sam Trill set the Marywood men’s lacrosse season record with 34 goals. Riley Dobel and Marcus Janda each set the Marywood record for points in a men’s lacrosse game with nine in a 29-5 rout of Rosemont College in the regular-season finale April 28. Lackawanna College set its baseball wins record with 41 in a season. PLAYOFF ROUNDUP Kellsie Davis hit a two-run homer to put Marywood University ahead in the third inning then later added a two-run single to help the Pacers to a 7-1 victory over visiting Keystone College Wednesday, May 2 in the CSAC softball quarterfinals. Marywood then rolled over second-seeded Neumann University, 15-5, in five innings Friday morning, May 4, before falling, 5-4, to top-seeded Centenary College in the afternoon winners’ bracket final. Valley View graduate Alexan-

dra Stine threw a four-hitter with six strikeouts against Keystone. Katherine King threw a complete game against Neumann when Marywood opened a 5-1 lead after one inning and 10-1 after three innings. Kim Lope and Meghin Palmer had consecutive RBI doubles in the seventh inning for Marywood to tie Centenary only to lose to a home run in the bottom of the inning. Stephanie Kreiser hit two home runs to lead Baptist Bible over Immaculata, 9-7, in the quarterfinals. The Defenders, who advanced past the first round of CSAC play for the first time ever, lost to Centenary, 15-9, and Neumann, 8-0, Friday and was eliminated. Scranton gave up five unearned runs on four errors Friday when it began the Landmark Conference tournament See COLLEGE, Page 27

Kimberly Commisso was named CSAC women’s lacrosse Player of the Year.

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COLLEGE Continued from page 26


Diana D’Achille was named a CSAC women’s lacrosse first-team all-star.

at the CSAC Championships. Lackawanna Trail graduate Collin McAndrew shot 79-80— 159 for two days to finish sixth among individuals. Marywood was seventh and Baptist Bible was last in the nine-team field. Marywood’s Paul Kania, a Riverside graduate, shot 8476—160 to finish seventh. In men’s tennis, Drew University defeated Scranton, 5-0, in the Landmark final April 28. SEASON AWARD Commisso was named CSAC women’s lacrosse Player of the Year and was joined by three Marywood teammates as firstteam all-stars. Commisso, a sophomore midfielder, was the league’s seventhleading scorer while helping Marywood go 8-0 in regular-season conference play. Senior attacker Taylor McKeown, sophomore defender Lauren Indelicato and sophomore midfielder D’Achille also made the first team. McKeown, a team captain,

earned her fourth straight firstteam, all-star berth. She was second on the team in scoring this season and has moved to seventh on the all-time NCAA Division III career scoring list. D’Achille, the team scoring leader, was a first-team choice for the second straight year. Leigh Dolcemascolo, Stephanie Naro, Sarah Caughy and Brooke Bondurant all received honorable mention. In men’s tennis, Todd Doran was named Player of the Year, Art Comstock was named Coach of the Year and Marywood landed eight of the nine spots on the first team to dominate the CSAC all-star team and post-season awards. Doran went 7-0 in numberone single in the conference and teamed with Bolus to go 6-1 at number-one doubles. Comstock led the team to its third straight perfect record in the conference. He was named Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Doran, Bolus, Pfafman, Jones and Wyatt Nolan were each first-

team, all-stars in singles. Ryan Mulqueen was a second-team choice. Doran-Bolus, Pfafman-Nolan and Mulqueen-Jones were firstteam choices as doubles teams. Baptist Bible College’s doubles team of Connor EllsworthRyan Miller was named to the second team. WEEKLY AWARDS Freshman goalie Chris Sumpter made seven saves in his first career start April 28 to help Scranton clinch a playoff berth with a 13-7 victory over Catholic University and land the Landmark Conference men’s lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week award. Azzalina, a freshman, was named Landmark women’s tennis Player of the Week after going 2-0 in both singles and doubles in the playoffs. Marywood’s Stine was named CSAC softball Pitcher of the Week. Softball player Kim Lope and men’s lacrosse player Dobel from Marywood were both

named to CSAC Honor Rolls. Freshman men’s lacrosse midfielder Matt Finor is the Scranton Athlete of the Week. Keystone named softball player Abby Cohen and golfer McAndrew its Athletes of the Week. TOP EVENTS Scranton split its regular-season softball finale Tuesday, May 1 by beating King’s College, 8-0, in the first game before losing, 4-1. Catholic eliminated Scranton from Landmark playoff contention with an 11-2 baseball victory April 29. Scranton defeated Catholic, 4-3 and 8-5, a day earlier to remain alive and secure its first back-to-back, 20-win baseball seasons in school history. Marywood clinched the first baseball playoff appearance in school history April 28 with a 4-0 win over Gwynedd-Mercy when Tim Freda and Ryan Pelle combined on a three-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader. Compiled by Tom Robinson


by suffering a 5-2 loss to fourtime defending champion Moravian. Host Susquehanna beat Catholic, 1-0, in the other semifinal. West Scranton graduate Kelly Zaccheo and Jamie Shackles each had two hits for Scranton in the loss. The Royals were eliminated with Saturday morning’s 5-1loss to Catholic. In women’s lacrosse, Diana D’Achille scored seven goals and assisted on two others to lead top-seeded Marywood to a 24-14 victory over Centenary College in the CSAC semifinals. Kimberly Commisso added five goals and an assist. Marywood (14-3) won its ninth straight. The Pacers hosted Cabrini College in Saturday’s conference final. Catholic University, the nation’s 13th-ranked team, knocked the University of Scranton out of the Landmark Conference semifinals with a 14-11 victory Wednesday. Kerry Sullivan had four goals for Scranton in the loss. In men’s lacrosse, Drew University eliminated the University of Scranton with a 15-9 win in the Landmark Conference semifinals. Taylor Nelson had three goals and three assists for the Royals, who finished 9-7. Gwynedd-Mercy College pulled away in the second half for an 11-4 win over Marywood in the CSAC semifinals. The Griffins pulled away from a 5-3 game at the half. In baseball, third-ranked Keystone College took the top seed into the CSAC playoffs, which opened Friday. The Giants avenged their only conference loss by beating Marywood University, 10-4, when Andrew Eggleston allowed just one run over eight innings. Keystone was trying to win its fourth straight title and make the NCAA Division III Tournament for the fifth straight time. Marywood was set to face Gwynedd-Mercy Saturday afternoon after Keystone played Neumann in the winners’ bracket final. In golf, Keystone shot 651 for 36 holes to finish two strokes behind Neumann in second place



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Jordan Relays help transition The close finishes and recordsetting performances Thursday night, May 3, made it clear that the Jordan Relays remain a highly competitive event. The Jordan Relays have remained relevant through 57 years and changes to the postseason schedule, however, in large part because they remain fun for the athletes involved. The Robert Spagna Lackawanna Track Conference Championship Meet is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 and the District 2 Championships follow a week later. At a time when coaches are becoming particularly cautious about just what is

KEEPING SCORE TOM ROBINSON the right workload for their athletes, the Jordan Relays remain viable as a proper transition from the regular season to the postseason. The Abington Heights girls and Valley View boys completed LTC Division 1 championship seasons Monday, April 30 then turned in Jordan Relay Class AAA titlewinning efforts three days later. “It is our girls’ favorite event of the year,” Abington Heights coach Frank Passetti said after the Lady Comets won the Class AAA girls’ title for the sixth straight year. Abington Heights was responsible for two of the six records that fell with Taylor Ross and Erin Jaeger taking part in both. “It’s kind of a relaxed atmosphere where they get to do events that they do not

normally do,” Passetti said. “It comes at a good time of the season where they finished up with their dual meet season, they’re getting ready to go into the league meet and then into districts.” Holy Cross finished second behind Scranton, a Class AAA school, in the LTC Division 2 boys’ race. Scoring against other teams of their size at the Jordan Relays, the Crusaders continued their climb in the sport with the Class AA championship. Montrose, another Class AA team that goes against a mixture of AAA and AA competition in the regular season in Division 2, won the other girls’ championship. Although many more events, including those on the field will be part of the league, district and state events to come, both the Crusaders and Lady Meteors showed they can be a factor in the postseason. “It’s a nice way to ease into the busiest time of your sea-

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Tanner, Ronnie Tomasetti and Kyle Laniewski set the Class AA boys’ record for Mid Valley in 43.51. Lakeland established the Class AA girls’ record when Tori Doyle, Sarah Larkin, Emily Williams and Cassidy Jenkins finished in 50.49. Honesdale added a Class AAA girls’ record in the 4x400 relay. Holy Cross matched Valley View by posting 56 of a possible 60 points and winning their classification in four out of six events. The Crusaders’ top athletes gave a hint that they can handle a heavy workload in a big meet. Andrew Nelson and Albert Milner were each part of three winning relays for Holy Cross. John Milner, Joe Merli and Rico Galassi were on two winners. Phillips, Wartman, Rupe, Brandon Jackson and Brandon Bednash were each part of two winning relays for Valley View.

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By TOM ROBINSON For Go Lackawanna

Western Wayne is 9-1. Holy Redeemer stopped North Pocono, 25-17, 25-17, 2518, in a battle between the Wyoming Valley Conference’s last two unbeatens on Thursday, May 3.


Scranton’s Tanner Schmidt threw a six-inning, one-hitter in a 10-0 win over Wallenpaupack.

contention for district titles. Two-time defending champion Abington Heights is the top seed in the District 2-4 Class AAA Tournament. Scranton Prep and Wyoming Seminary are both undefeated and are the top two seeds in District 2 Class AA. The order of those seeds has not been determined. Scranton defeated Wallenpaupack, 3-0, Friday, May 4 in a tiebreaker to determine the sixth seed in Class AAA. The Knights (7-5) will play at Crestwood (11-1) Monday, May 7 in the last remaining quarterfinal. The winner will face District 4 member Williamsport (13-1) Tuesday at Kirby Park. The other 11:30 semifinal Tuesday features Abington Heights against Delaware Valley, a 5-0 winner over Tunkhannock. Abington Heights is 12-0. Delaware Valley is 11-2. Valley View (9-3) and Holy Cross (8-2) won quarterfinals Friday to reach the semifinals along with Scranton Prep and Wyoming Seminary. Valley View shut out Holy Redeemer, 5-0, and Holy Cross topped Dallas, 4-1.

Jordan Furdok won, 6-2, 6-2, at first singles and Dave Lesnefsky-Nick Chesko posted a 6-1, 6-0 win at second doubles for Valley View. Tony Jadus, Travis Troiani and the doubles team of Josh Harrison-Dalton Leonard also won for the Cougars. Robby Azzarelli and T.J. Thomas won for Holy Cross at the top two singles spots while Casey Gaughan-Mike Bauman and Chris Gasper-Joe Baurys won in doubles. All the wins came in straight sets. The Class AA semifinals are set for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kirby Park. Both championship matches are scheduled for 2 p.m. that day. BASEBALL After three teams shared the lead for part of the week, Valley View and Mid Valley are tied for first in Division 1 of the Lackawanna League with 8-2 records. Old Forge fell to third place at 7-3. North Pocono leads Division1 at 9-1, but Scranton remained in contention with a pair of wins to improve to 8-2. Scranton has gotten outstand-

ing pitching lately. Joe McCarthy threw a no-hitter in a 2-1 loss to North Pocono and, in the three games since, Scranton has allowed just one run with the help of two Tanner Schmidt shutouts. Schmidt threw a six-inning, one-hitter Thursday, May 3 in a 10-0 win over Wallenpaupack. He also had a pair of hits and drove in a run. Lackawanna Trail is 8-2 and two games behind Montrose in Division 3. SOFTBALL North Pocono and Valley View remained unbeaten to hold on to the Lackawanna League Division 1 and 2 leads. Lackawanna Trail and Montrose, 9-1, are tied for the Division 3 lead. BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL Lackawanna Trail took over the Lackawanna League lead by handing Western Wayne its first loss, 25-16, 25-14, 26-24. Lyle Sweppenheiser had 12 service points and Don-Michael Demarest had 24 assists for the Lions. Lackawanna Trail is 11-1 and

WRESTLING High school wrestlers who are called for a third stalling violation will receive a stiffer penalty beginning in the 2012-13 season, according to a National Federation of State High School Associations press release. In addition to picking up two points, the opponent will receive a choice of position on the restart following the third stalling call. The NFSHSA Wrestling Rules Committee made the decision at its annual meeting last month. Most NFSHSA rules recommendations are subsequently followed by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. “The change to the third stalling penalty resulted from the committee’s desire to encourage wrestlers to wrestle aggressively by providing greater incentive not to stall,” Dale Pleimann, the rules committee chair, said in the press release. “No one likes to see a wrestler disqualified for stalling. “The hope is that by increasing the third stalling penalty, a wrestler who has been penalized twice will be encouraged to pick up the pace.” In another change, the dual meet weigh-in procedure will we adjusted to align with the random draw of starting weights.


BOYS’ TENNIS Unbeaten Lackawanna League division champions Abington Heights and Scranton Prep are among the teams in

Division 1: Abington Heights 12-0, Delaware Valley 10-2, Wallenpaupack 7-5, Scranton 7-5, Honesdale 3-9, North Pocono 3-9, West Scranton 0-12. Division 2: Scranton Prep 11-0, Valley View 8-3, Montrose 6-5, Mid Valley 3-8, Western Wayne 1-10. Division 3: Holy Cross 7-2, Dunmore 5-4, Riverside 0-9.


Lackawanna County will be well represented today, Sunday, May 6 when the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game returns after a one-year hiatus. Abington Heights coach Joe Repshis, a West Scranton graduate, will be the head coach of the East team in the game that will be played at Gateway High School in Monroeville at 2 p.m. Riverside’s Evan Prall, another West Scranton graduate who has been working with defensive backs and special teams, and Lackawanna Trail’s Steve Jervis, who has been working with the offense, are among the assistant coaches for Repshis. DeVaughn Chollette of West Scranton, J.J. Fives of Scranton Prep, Joe Dolan of Abington Heights and Mike Galantini of Valley View are all on the East roster for the game, which involves graduating high school football players. The East-West Game was held in Altoona from 2001 to 2010 for the top players not selected for the Pennsylvania roster for the Big 33 Game. Plans call for the game to rotate annually and be played in an eastern site next season. Corry Area’s Homer DeLattre is the head coach of the West for the game, which is sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh-based Red Zone Media, in conjunction with Attinick Media, will broadcast the game. It can be heard online at, and Alex Panormios will be the play-by-play announced. His broadcast team will also include Chris Kucharski, the editor of, and Eddie Walker, who is part of game broadcasts for Fox Sports Radio The Game in Scranton.


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ABOVE: Sam Pientack was named PSAC Central Player of the Year. RIGHT: Steve Arcure provides the William & Mary baseball team with leadership.

Senior Sam Pientack has been rewarded for her big season with the Bloomsburg softball team. The Valley View graduate was named PSAC Central Player of the Year. She was also named to the division’s first team. The 5-foot-9 catcher is batting .423 (71-for-168) with 11 doubles, four triples and 19 home runs. The latter mark broke a 12-yearold Bloomsburg record. She has a .875 slugging percentage. She also has 59 RBIs and 50 runs scored. The homers are tied for fourth in NCAA Division II and the slugging percentage (.875) is tied for eighth. Her RBI per game


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Riverside senior Kyle Davis has made a name for himself as the best discus thrower in Lackawanna County.

Riverside thrower seeing positive results from hard work


By TOM ROBINSON For Go Lackawanna

Through off-season work and inseason dedication, Riverside senior Kyle Davis has turned himself into the best discus thrower in the Lackawanna Track Conference. Davis has not stopped there. Continuing a process that he began when he was just another thrower trying to find a way to improve, Davis spends time on the Internet seeking out invitationals

“What he did at Wyaluswhere he can test him- competitions on April 27 ing was real impressive. and 28. self against top comDavis has gotten the He was the only one from petition. most out of his commit- Riverside there and out of Davis gets the information to new head coach Evan Prall, who gets him properly entered in the event, and then while his team has a day off, Davis heads off to competition – on his own, if necessary. With Prall unavailable last weekend because of another coaching assignment, Davis and his mother, Mary Jo, headed off to Wyalusing and Lock Haven for consecutive

ment. He set a meet record at the Lasagna Invitational in Wyalusing then suffered his first loss of the season the next day in Lock Haven while falling short by inches to take second with another impressive effort. “Kyle, for the last three years, has been going to invitationals in the winter and spring,” Prall said. “It was his idea to go up there.

24 teams, Riverside finished 17th.” Davis has also done well in the shot put, finishing first in five of six LTC Division II meets, but he feels he has his best shot at keeping up with and outperforming bigger opponents in the discus. “It’s more technique than power,” said Davis, a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder. “I See MILE , Page 34

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Good start for Mecca Freshman David Mecca, Abington Heights High School graduate, competed in five matches for the Hofstra men’s golf team. Mecca had his best round with a one-over 73 in the first round of the Lafayette Invitational. He finished tied for 18th with a second-round 81 for a 154 total. Then, in the St. Peter’s Peacock Invitational, he had a four-over 76 to tie for 27th.

Penguins even things up The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins split two games in Newfoundland to return to Wilkes-Barre tied, 1-1, in their best-of-seven Calder Cup Eastern Conference semifinal series against the St. John’s IceCaps. The teams were scheduled to play Game Three Saturday night, May 5, at the Mohegan Sun Arena, followed by a game today, Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday’s 7 p.m. game. Defenseman Joey Mormina scored the game-winner on a short-handed goal 2:38 into the third period of Wednesday’s 3-1 victory to even the series. The IceCaps won the first game, 3-1 on Tuesday, May 1. For coverage of Saturday night’s Game Three, see sports. Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees extend winning streak The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees went on a five-game winning streak April 27 through Wednesday, May 2 to improve to 14-9 in the International League and move into a battle for the North Division lead. The Yankees knocked the Lehigh Valley IronPigs out of the lead with three straight wins. Heading into the weekend, first baseman Steve Pearce was third in the IL with a .372 batting average. Former University of Scranton coach named to hall of fame Bob Bessoir, who coached the University of Scranton to men’s basketball national titles

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golf were also recognized. West Scranton grad named to all-academic team West Scranton graduate Kelly Zaccheo, a senior infielder with the University of Scranton softball team, has been named first-team District 4 All-Academic by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The team is for players from Pennsylvania. Zaccheo has a 3.8 grade point average while working toward degrees in biomathematics and philosophy. The four-year starter is having the best season of her career with a .393 average and a team-high 14 doubles. Marywood outfielder Meghan Palmer was also selected to the team. Summer baseball clinics The Electric City Baseball and Softball Academy will present the NEPA Summer Baseball Camp June 20 to 23 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Connell Park in Scranton. The cost of the camp is $150. Those post-marking their application and payment by May 20 pay only $135. For more information, visit or call 955-0471.



Lynn helps Raiders Freshman Makenzie Lynn of Carbondale had a solid first season pitching for the Ship-

Burke’s pitching in Sophomore Mike Burke was a member of the Lehigh baseball team’s pitching staff this season. The Abington Heights High School graduate worked in 13 games with two starts. The 6-foot right-hander was 1-1 with a 4.50 earned run average. He worked 30 innings and gave up 33 hits and 15 runs, all earned. He walked 11 and struck out 12. Burke picked up his victory in an 8-5 triumph over Temple. He worked 3.2 innings of relief and didn’t give up a hit or a run. The Mountain Hawks finished 18-31-1 overall with a 6-14 mark in the Patriot League.



Arcure chipping in Scranton Prep graduate Steve Arcure is not having a big season at the plate but the senior outfielder is still a valuable player for the William & Mary baseball team. The 6-foot, 170-pound lefthanded hitter, is batting .238 (24-for-101) with six doubles and two triples. He has 12 RBI and 20 runs scored and has three stolen bases. In the field, he hasn’t made an error on 48 chances. Arcure is a career .282 hitter (150-for-532), with 31 doubles, six triples and three home runs. He has 83 RBIs and has scored 97 runs. In the field, he’s made just one error on 221 chances (.995). “Steve has battled through a difficult season personally, but continues to try to be a senior leader,” said coach Frank Leoni. “He had a good stretch in the middle of the season where he was moved to third in the batting order.” Still, there is no way that Leoni will put a veteran presence like Arcure on the bench as the season winds down. “We need Steve’s contributions down the stretch as we contend for a spot in the league (Colonial Athletic Association) post-season,” the coach said.

pensburg softball team. The 5-foot-6 right-hander was 5-7 with a save and a 4.35 earned run average. She pitched in 21 games with 10 starts and three complete games. In 66 innings, she gave up 81 hits and 53 runs, 41 earned, with 21 walks and 47 strikeouts. The Raiders finished 19-26 overall and 7-9 in the PSAC East.



(1.20) is ninth. In her three seasons with the Huskies, Pientack is averaging .394 with 170 hits, 112 runs scored, 37 home runs and 134 RBI. Behind the plate, Pientack made just four errors on 428 chances (.991) this season. The versatile player was the team’s first baseman as a sophomore and third baseman as a junior. In her three seasons, she made just 21 errors on 811 chances. Bloomsburg earned an NCAA Division II Tournament berth despite the fact that the Huskies were beaten 10-9 to Indiana in the PSAC title game. IUP is also going to the tournament.




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Tradition of


By Tom Robinson For Go Lackawanna


he Valley View boys and Abington Heights and Western Wayne girls extended division championship streaks while taking titles in the Lackawanna Track Conference this season. Valley View won Division 1, giving the Cougars seven straight division championships and 48 straight conference victories dating back to their time as a Division 2 member. Abington Heights extended Division 1 streaks to six straight titles and 38 straight wins. Western Wayne has won the last five Division 2 titles. Elk Lake repeated in Division 3. Final standings: Division 1 boys: Valley View 7-0, Scranton Prep 6-1, North Pocono 5-2, Lakeland 4-3, Delaware Valley 3-4, Abington Heights 2-5, Honesdale 1-6, Wallenpaupack 0-7. Division 2 boys: Scranton 50-1, Holy Cross 4-1-1, Dunmore 4-2, Montrose 4-2, Riverside 2-4, Western Wayne 1-5, West Scranton 0-6. Division 3 boys: Mid Valley 6-0, Blue Ridge 5-1, Elk Lake 4-2, Lackawanna Trail 3-3, Mountain View 2-4, Carbondale 1-5, Susquehanna 0-6. Division 1 girls: Abington Heights 7-0, Lakeland 5-2, Wallenpaupack 4-2-1, Valley View 4-3, North Pocono 3-4, Honesdale 2-4-1, Scranton Prep 2-5, Delaware Valley 0-7. Division 2 girls: Western Wayne 6-0, Holy Cross 5-1, Montrose 4-2, Dunmore 3-3, West Scranton 2-4, Riverside 1-5, Scranton 0-6. Division 3 girls: Elk Lake 6-0, Mid Valley 5-1, Lackawanna Trail 4-2, Blue Ridge 3-3, Carbondale 2-4, Mountain View 1-5, Susquehanna 0-6.


Kyle Davis competed at the James Cross Invitational in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, May 5.

“He’s got great dedication and great heart,” Evan Prall

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have the technique down. “I’m not as strong as the shot putters. They’re all pretty big. They’re all like 6-3, 220 or bigger.” Davis was seventh in the District 2 Class AA meet last season. He was not pleased with his 2011 effort and went right back to the work in the summer, getting additional coaching on his technique. Assistant coach Ken Bednash has worked with Davis this season, including helping him match his weight training to what is most useful for the throwing events. “He’s doing a phenomenal job in the weight room,” Prall said. “He’s got great dedication and great heart. He loves the sport and is extremely coachable. “He’ll come down to the weight room at 8 o’clock after meets. He’s one of the most dedicated athletes I’ve ever had.”

Kyle Davis practices at Riverside Junior Senior High School.

After playing football as a sophomore, Davis spent the last two falls as a starter on

the soccer team. In the winter, he spent four years in the school’s successful basket-

ball program. It is in the spring, however, that Davis has excelled. He got there through the willingness to put in the extra effort in pursuit of excellence. Davis qualified for districts for the first time as a sophomore, finishing 10th. He scored points for the team on the district level for the first time last season, but is aiming toward closing out his career in the state meet. To get there, Davis will need to repeat what he has done in invitationals. Competing along with his teammates earlier this year in East Stroudsburg, he threw a career-best 160-2. Davis set the meet record of 152-5 at Wyalusing. With the league meet ahead on Tuesday, May 8 and the District 2 championships a week later, Davis is completing his preparation for the postseason.











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To place your ad call...829-7130 439




BMW 2010 K1300S Only 460 miles! Has

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

$15,000 FIRM.

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.


Custom Vehicle Operations. Very Unique, Fast Bike. 1800cc. 10,000 miles. Performance Rinehart pipes, comfortable Mustang seat with back rest and detachable rack , Kuryakyn pegs and grips, color matched frame, SE heavy breather air filter comes with HD dust cover and gold CVO owners key. Excellent condition. Silver Rush/ Midnight Black. Asking $12,500 Call Ron @ 570- 868-3330



HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON SPORTSTER CUSTOM Loud pipes. Near Mint 174 miles - yes, One hundred and seventy four miles on the clock, original owner. $8000. 570-876-2816

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Road King Classic FLHRC. Burgundy / Cream. 6 speed. Cruise control. Back rests, grips, battery tender, cover. Willie G accessories. 19,000 miles. $13,250. Williamsport, PA 262-993-4228

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

BMW ‘07 K1200 GT To place your

Low mileage. Many extras. Clean. $9,000 (570) 646-2645


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


2 WHEEL DRIVE $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026




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

442 RVs & Campers


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

Call 829-7130 to place your ad. ONL NLY NL L ONE N LE LLEADER. LEA E DER D . ONLY 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

To place your ad call...829-7130


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

FORD ‘02 F150

Extra Cab. 6 Cylinder, 5 speed. Air. 2WD. $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

To place your ad call...829-7130 MOTORHOME COACHMAN 2005 ENCORE 380DS 15,500 miles Cat engine, Allison Auto trans, New Tires, New Aluminum Wheels, new Brakes Satellite antenna. Has R-TITLE repaired in 2008. perfect condition.$74,500. Any Questions call 570-655 0804


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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


eXTRA cLEAN! 4X4. $3,995. 570-696-4377

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

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

FORD ‘04 RANGER Super Cab

One Owner, 4x4, 5 Speed, Highway miles. Sharp Truck! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377



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

506 Administrative/ Clerical

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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AWD, Black interior/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

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Part Time/Full Time for busy Insurance office. CALL LISA 570-208-5640 OR EMAIL STREMEL2@ NATIONWIDE.COM


Auto Parts

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




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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Expanding Staff - 3 Positions Available. Some experience helpful but will train. Good Pay - Great Benefits. Call Jason Kerr GSM or email jkerr@ 570-588-2000 ext 11




Drivers: Local work with Palletized Freight. Home Every Day! Minimum Weekly Pay Guarantee. CDL-A, 2 years experience. 23 years of age. #1200649 or 866-823-0357

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CARPENTERS NEEDED Call 570-654-5775

Clean SUV! 4WD $5995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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





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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

The Classified section at


ad call...829-7130


Find the perfect friend.


518 Customer Support/Client Care

Automotive Claims Assistant/ Customer Service

Applicants must have a good work ethic, should be well organized and have excellent phone skills. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively on the phone and in person. The applicant should have basic typing skills, and some data entry experience is preferred. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus. This position is a full time position. Benefit package available. PLEASE E-MAIL RESUMES TO joann.Lombardo@ pennwarrantycorp. com

527 Food Services/ Hospitality


enced COOK for 2nd Shift. Clean, modern kitchen, Good starting wages. Paid vacations. BC/BS. Apply in person 304 Kennedy Blvd. Pittston

Tom Hesser Nissan Scranton



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Logistics/ Transportation

Logistics/ Transportation

Logistics/ Transportation


Gas field/landscape drivers plus hands on labor required. Operate dump trucks & load equipment on lowboy. Deliver to job site. Must operate skid steer excavator, hydro-seed truck, etc. Will plow in winter. Must have clean driving record and pass drug test. Top Wages Paid. Call Harvis Interview Service @ 542-5330. Leave message. Will send an application. Or forward resume: varsity.harvis@ Employer is Varsity, Inc. No walk-ins. EOE


2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE Class A CDL drivers needed. Dedicated routes. Must have clean MVR; doubles endorsement. Home every day, off weekends. Benefits available. Full time local work. One year experience needed. Call Todd 570-991-0316

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 Drivers: $2,500 Sign-On Bonus Home Nightly Hazleton, PA Dedicated Run. CDL-A, 1 year experience required. Estenson Logistics. Apply: 1-866-336-9642

Director of Safety & Recruiting

BOLUS FREIGHT SYSTEMS INC., One of the areas premier transportation companies has a tremendous senior management opportunity available. This position will allow you to use your leadership, experience and skills to direct and lead our recruiting and safety programs. We are seeking qualified, experienced candidates with solid understanding of the transportation industry, DOT safety regulations and driver recruiting experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must. This senior management position offers a very competitive salary and benefit package. Please send resume to: BOLUS FREIGHT SYSTEMS INC. 700 N. KEYSER AVE SCRANTON, PA 18504 ATTN: PRESIDENT

To place your ad call...829-7130 548 Medical/Health

Part Time Clinic Coordinator (N -N ON


POSITION) For one physician medical practice in Plains, PA. Office and home work combination. Experience in front office medical practice necessary.

Part Time Person

Needed to do geriatric testing in a physician office. A few hours a week. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. PATIENCE, COMPASSION AND FRIENDLY PERSONALITY REQUIRED.

Call 570-814-0657



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GOLACKAWANNA, SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 Production/ Operations

MACHINE OPERATOR TRAINEES/PRINT OPERATOR TRAINEES A major thermoforming plastics company is seeking full time positions for Machine Operator Trainees/Print Operator trainees. Qualified candidates must possess strong mechanical aptitude with good written and oral communication skills. Starting wage, $17.62/hr with 3/4 day weeks12 hour shifts. Drug screenings and background checks are conditions of employment. Applications are accepted on-site: 8 AM-5 PM or you may forward resume to:

Fabri-Kal Corporation

ATTN: Human Resources Valmont Industrial Park 150 Lions Drive Hazleton, PA. 18202 Phone: 570-861-3303 procure@

MACHINIST Food Manufacturer Seeks Experienced Machinist Nardone Bros. Baking Co. 420 New Commerce Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706 Fax Resume 570-823-2581 Attn: Mario Nardone


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Business Opportunities


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


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Business Opportunities


Located at Wyoming Valley Mall must sell. $125,000 negotiable. Ask for Rob 570-693-3323

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Furniture & Accessories


COMPUTER DESK: Very good condition. Black with slide keyboard shelf. $45. 570-740-1412 or 570-498-0439

Call 829-7130 to place your ad. ONL NLY NL L ONE N LE L LEA E DER D . ONLY LEADER.


Antiques & Collectibles

PIANO. Luis Casali Spanish Street Piano made about 1900. 48” wide x 23” deep, x 49” tall. Front turn crank, a large barrel with tin mechanism, 55 piano notes, 5 bells, good condition. Asking $2000. Call 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. 570-333-4199

To place your ad call...829-7130 726



KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385


Logistics/ Transportation


Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER large room ductless, remote, 11,500BTU, model# LSU122CE. Outdoor & indoor units, clean & very good condition. $500. 570-388-6348

& Heat Pump 18,000.4 SEER R410 Refrigerant Wall mounted, ductless. 220 volt. One indoor, one outdoor unit with remote control. Call 570-288-0735


Antiques & Collectibles

COINS. Fine - Ex Fine 56-P, 58-P, 60D, 61-D, 63-P $75. 570-287-4135


Furniture & Accessories

Cut-Split-Delivered Large Steady Supply Available R&K Wettlaufer Logging, Inc. 570-924-3611

To place your ad call...829-7130 SOFA and oversized chair, green. Excellent condition. $350 call 570-696-4813


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* 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


Logistics/ Transportation

O/O's & CO Flatbed Drivers



Find the perfect friend.



Hazleton/Scranton, PA Growing dedicated account needs Drivers Now! SIGN ON BONUS: $1,000 after 3 months & $1,000 after 6 months for Owner Operators & company drivers. Driver Home Locations: Hazleton, PA, or surrounding Area. Miles per Week Target is 2,275. Runs will go into North east locations. $1.15 all dispatched miles plus fuel surcharge for ALL Dispatch/Round Trip Miles at $1.50 Peg, paid at $.01 per $.06 increments. Truck must be able to pass a DOT inspection. Plate provided with weekly settlements and fuel card. Also needing up to 10 Company Drivers. Excellent Benefits! .45cents a mile, with tarp pay. Flatbed freight experience required. Class A CDL drivers with 2 years of experience. Feel free to contact Kevin McGrath 608-207-5006 or Jan Hunt 608-364-9716 visit our web site



Logistics/ Transportation


Logistics/ Transportation


Logistics/ Transportation

Hiring Experienced Forklift Operators $12.25 hourly, after completion of 90 day probation period. ***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!

Mattress Queen Plush-Top Set New in Plastic Must Sell ASAP $150 Call Steve @ 570-280-9628


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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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.

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

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


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Proud of What We Do!

Maintenance Technicians Job Fair Cargill Case Ready in Hazleton, PA is HIRING for Day and Night Maintenance Techs!

12hr schedule pays up to $24.10/hr Benefits include: medical, dental, vision and 401K When: Saturday May 12, 2012 What Time: From 10:00am to 2:00 pm Where: Cargill Plant. At 65 Green Mountain Rd. Hazleton, PA 570-384-8460 “On site applications and interviews” (We are located on the last entrance of the Humboldt Industrial Park in Hazleton, PA, immediately pass Eagle Rock)

**Vocational Training or Industrial Mechanical experience REQUIRED! Cargill is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and a drug free place.

Applications will only be accepted for Maintenance Tech



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906 Homes for Sale




DOLLAR for your gold, silver, co ins, scrap jewelry, rings, diamonds, necklaces,bracelets, old antique costume jewelry. Guaranteed to be paid top dollar. WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS! 570-855 7197 570-328-3428

752 Landscaping & Gardening RIDING MOWER Murray 38702A 12 HP Briggs & Stratton. 38” Good condition. Needs electrical repair. $375 570-696-2688


Machinery & Equipment


Hay baler/ cut/ ditoner. Hay Wagon. Corn Picker. Dirt bucket. Disk, sprayer. ATV. Call 570-427-4298


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786 Toys & Games SWING SET: Rainbow Play Systems wooden swing set in good to excellent condition. Approx 14’W x 33.5’L. Contains 3 swings, 1 tire swing, 1 rope swing, trapeze / rings combo, slide, Jacob’s rope ladder and monkey bars. Also has a clubhouse with penthouse. Asking $999 or best offer. Call 570-868-5582 between 6pm &8pm

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise


FOR YOUR GOLD, SILVER JEWELRY, COINS SCRAP JEWELRY, Bring it on down for a great price. Anything old in good condition, trains, toys etc. 570-328-3428 570-855-7197

800 PETS & ANIMALS 815



Male.Ready May 20. Champion line. Call 570-788-2963


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 “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.


AKC & UKC registered. Try-lemon and white. Excellent hunters and great pets. (570) 490-1464


3 males, 1 female, $600 males $650 females. Dewormed. Ready to go. Great mothers day present! 570-328-2569


225-227 Boston Ave Double block. Wyoming Area schools. Out of flood zone. 1 side rented to long term tenant at $525 /month. Other side remodeled - move in or rent at $650/month. 3 bedrooms each side, gas furnaces, sunrooms, large yard. $149,000. Call 570-357-0042


Great for Bedding Large Steady Supply Available


Call for Pricing and Delivery Rates R&K Wettlaufer Logging, Inc. 570-924-3611


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900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 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 A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

DOUBLE BLOCK OUT OF FLOOD ZONE 3 bedrooms each side, modern kitchens with birch cabinets, lower level recreation room on one side. 3 season porches overlooking semi-private yard. New roof in 2011. $145,000 570-654-3755


AKC, 9 weeks, 1 female, & 1 male. Chocolate & White. Shots & wormed. Vet checked. Home Raised. $500. 570-864-2643


Apartments/ Unfurnished



Totally renovated 5 room apartment located on 1st floor. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/ electric range, electric washer & dryer. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting/ flooring & energy efficient windows. 1 bedroom with large closet, living room, laundry room, storage room, basement & large front porch. Easy access to I-81, airport & casino. Off street parking. No smoking. $600 + utilities & security. Call 570-762-8265


1st floor. 3 rooms + bath. Appliances included & some utilities. $520 + electric, security & references. No pets, no smoking. 570-574-9561 or 570-696-3523

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


1 bedroom. Quiet, nice neighborhood. Off street parking. Heat included. $525 Call 570-441-4101

566 Sales/Business Development


196 Foote Avenue Corner lot, bordering Foote Ave and McAlpine St. Commercial zoning. $10,000 or best offer. Please Call 610-675-9132

To place your ad call...829-7130 SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY/MONTROSE

10.66 ACRES Mostly wooded. $100,000. Well & electric, no running water. Small bunk bed cabin with baseboard heat. No septic. 610-760-1308




Apartments/ Unfurnished



Apartments/ Unfurnished


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

Freshly painted, 2 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer & water provided, off-street parking, no pets, $525/month + heat, electric & security deposit. Call (570)417-2919

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development


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

Picture a new kind of future – one where you can make an impact, not just a living. Train for a career in insurance and financial product sales with The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Financial Professional Program. You’ll learn hands-on from seasoned professionals, in the classroom and the field. And you’ll get the support you need to prepare for required licensing exams. All while receiving a generous compensation and benefits package. After your training period, you’ll have a world of opportunities – including the chance to lead your own practice. Want to make an exciting career change? If you have a strong interest in financial sales, email your resume or call me today. Lisa Hummel Agency Recruiter 32 Scranton Office Park Scranton, PA 18507 Phone 570-340-7052 Fax 570-340-7063 Code: PRUDWB_2R


2nd floor, 4 rooms, wall to wall carpet, heat, public water, sewer & recycling fees included. Tile bathroom with shower. Attic & yard. Stove & fridge furnished. Washer / dryer hookup. Good location, off street parking, No pets. 1 year lease & security, $650. Call 570-655-0530



912 Lots & Acreage

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, New Jersey and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in its workforce. Prudential is an employer that participates in E-Verify. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities.

0204417-00001-00 Ed. 7/2011







Craft Oil Corporation, a Lubricant & Oil Equipment Distributor based in Avoca, PA is looking for Experienced, Motivated, and Dependable People to Join Our Avoca Team. Craft Oil Corporation currently has the following employment opportunities available:

CDL Class B Drivers

Requirements: Valid CDL Class B license with Tanker & Hazmat endorsement. Minimum of 1 year driving experience, Tanker experience preferred. Territory includes counties throughout PA, NY, NJ, and DE.

Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable


Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130

Apartments/ Unfurnished

Move right into this beautiful 4 bedroom home in desirable Rockledge development. Many upgrades & features including modern kitchen with granite countertops, 22x20 great room, 2 fireplaces, new paint, carpet, gorgeous 2 tier deck & much more. $245,000. For more information or to schedule a viewing please Call 570-242-5381


Apartments/ Unfurnished


Modern & spacious 1st floor, wall to wall carpet. Appliances, washer & dryer hookup. Off street parking. Security, no pets. $450 month. 570-655-1606

Craft Oil is currently seeking a candidate to work directly with the Business Analyst and Controller to provide support in their departments as required. The successful candidate must have ability to work independently, be detailed oriented, manage multiple tasks, and recognize priorities. The ideal candidate should also be well versed in Accounts Payable functions. Accounts Receivable experience should include collection calls and customer account maintenance, as well as, knowledge in all other A/R functions. Strong interactive communicative skills, and computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook a must. The successful candidate must maintain a minimum of three years experience in accounts receivable/accounts payable functions.

Competitive pay with experience factored. Full benefit package including health benefits, FSA, 401K, and paid time off. Preferred method of applying for these positions is to visit our website to complete an online application. To obtain an application please visit our facility or you can visit our website at To apply in person:

Craft Oil Corporation 837 Cherry Street Avoca, PA, 18641 Fax- 570-451-0700


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GOLACKAWANNA, SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 Apartments/ Unfurnished



Beautiful, oversized executive style apartment in large historic home. Two bedrooms, one bath, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, basement storage, beautiful front porch, washer/ dryer. $1,200 monthly plus utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call 570-472-1110


Nice area. Modern, clean, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Recently painted. Refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hook up, off-street parking, no dogs. $550/ month & security, includes heat, water & sewer. 570-545-6057

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 KINGSTON


Modern 1 bedroom on the park between Market & Pierce Bridges. $555/mo + electric washer/dryer in apt. Air, Dishwasher, Free Internet, Parking, Storage. Call Jeff at 570-822-8577


Apartments/ Unfurnished


4 room apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, carpeting off-street parking, no pets. $500/ month, plus utilities, 1 month security 570-406-2789


No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Immediate Openings!


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1st floor. 1 bedroom. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Off street parking. Fresh paint. NO PETS $525 + security 570-477-6018 leave message

Apartments/ Unfurnished

30+ DAY


NORTH WILKES-BARRE FIRST FLOOR Spacious 1 bedroom with aesthetic fireplaces, new kitchens, wallto-wall, built in appliances & MORE. APPLICATION/EMPLO YMENT VERIFICATION “being considered” NO PETS/SMOKING 2 YEARS @ $625+ UTILITIES. MANAGED!

America Realty 288-1422


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



Very clean, nice, 2 bedroom. Water, sewer, stove, fridge, Garbage collection fee included. Washer/dryer availability. Large rooms. Security, $565/mo. 570-542-5610


AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Cute and clean 2 bedroom, off street parking, w/d hookup, eat in kitchen. Immaculate. $435 + utilities. 1 mo. security. NO DOGS 845-386-1011

155 W. River St. 1 bedroom, some appliances included, all utilities included except electric, hardwood floors, Pet friendly. $600. 570-969-9268



Auto Parts


Auto Parts



NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

Monday thru Saturday 6am-9pm • Happy Trails!

www.mayflower Certain Restrictions Apply*


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King’s College Campus 3 Large Bedrooms, living room, wall to wall, large kitchen & bath with tile floors. Stove, fridge, heat, water & off street parking included. Shared yard. $900 + security. That’s only $300 per person. 570-823-0589


Apartments/ Unfurnished


VICTORIAN CHARM 34 W. Ross St. 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Most utilities included. Historic building is non smoking/no pets. Base rent $700/mo. Security, references required. View at 570-762-1453


953 Houses for Rent


FOR SALE OR RENT Single home in gated retirement village. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, appliances included. Quiet 55 plus community. No Pets. One year lease. $1675/mo + utilities & security. Monthly maintenance fee included. 570-592-3023

Commercial Properties



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




Half Doubles


3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor laundry, new carpeting and paint. $590 + utilities 570-814-3838


Remodeled 3 bedroom double block. Fenced yard. Pool. $700. Includes garbage, sewer & heat. First / last month’s rent + security. No pets. References. Available May 7. Call 570-954-0655


1/2 double. 3 bedrooms. Wall to wall carpeting, washer / dryer hookup. Fenced in yard. $475 plus utilities and security. Call 570-472-2392

To place your ad call...829-7130


Parsons Section 3 bedroom. Off street parking. Pets welcome. $550/mo. Credit / Criminal check required. Call 570-266-5336

953 Houses for Rent


JACKSON TWP. 3 bedroom home on Hillside Road. $650/mo + utilities. Lake Lehman School District. No pets. Call American Asphalt Paving Co., at 570-696-1181, ext. 243 between 7:00AM and 3PM Monday -Friday


Desirable Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms $900 + electric only


Cleaning & Maintainence


We would love to clean your home. We clean around your schedule. We clean weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. We also do one time cleaning. Call Eddie 570-677-0344 or online at www. empresacleaning. com

1057Construction & Building


Sales, service, installation & repair. FULLY INSURED HIC# 065008 CALL JOE 570-735-8551 Cell 606-7489

To place your ad call...829-7130 1135

Hauling & Trucking

ALWAYS READY HAULING Moving, Deliveries, Property & Estate Cleanups, Attics, Cellars, Yards, Garages, Construction Sites, Flood Damage & More. CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER!! SAME DAY SERVICE Free Estimates 570-301-3754


Lawn Care


Affordable, reliable, meticulous. Rates as low as $20. Emerald Green 570-825-4963

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A regional multimedia company headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, we provide news, information and entertainment across multiple media platforms. Our flagship publication, The Times Leader, and several weekly and specialized publication serve the readers and advertisers of northeastern Pennsylvania well. We provide commercial and other services in the region and surrounding states. Building on our solid print foundation, we offer various multimedia products: website development; social media marketing; search engine optimization and marketing; QR code marketing and tracking; and many other services. We currently offer this employment opportunity

Weekend Customer Service Specialist Part Time Customer Service Specialist working 15 hours per week. Ideal candidate will enjoy speaking with customers to provide top-notch service in a fast-paced environment. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Answer incoming calls from customers • Make outgoing calls to current customers • Some data entry

Media Sales Consultants We need sales professionals with a strong desire to succeed. Must be able to develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients, understand and deliver clients’ media needs through all aspects of the job to differentiate us from the competition. This requires excellent customer service skills, strong organizational skills, self-motivation and high energy. We have phone sales and outside territory sales positions available. We offer base salary plus commissions and benefits.

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