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Resident: Official lied about records

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“The Penn State community loves Joe Paterno and always will. ’’ – Michael Day 1973 graduate

Saying goodbye

Joseph Wielgosz alleges W-B administrator perjured self on existence of card statements. NCAA BASKETBALL




76ERS 103 WIZARDS 83 CELTICS 87 MAGIC 56 BULLS 110 NETS 95 DALLAS GIVES JACKSON HIS SAY Feeling he didn’t get an opportunity to present his case, ex-Dallas football coach Ted Jackson asked for and received a due process hearing before the school board Monday Jackson night. Does he want to continue on for a 29th season as Dallas’ head football coach? “Yes,” he said. The school board will have to make a decision on Jackson during a general purpose meeting at 7 a.m. Wednesday.


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Margaret Bigham, left, and Jake Bigham, from near Charleston, S.C., pause in remembrance around a statue of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus Monday in State College. Paterno died Sunday morning.

Memorials are expected to draw thousands By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE — Joe Paterno’s family said Monday the legendary football coach will get a two-day viewing and a public memorial this week on the Penn State campus, two months after the university summarily fired him over the phone. The family gave no details on who might be invited or asked to speak at the memorial Thursday at the basketball arena, which can hold 16,000 people. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said the specifics were still being worked out with the Paternos.

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Students at Penn State Wilkes-Barre have a moment of silence outside the Hayfield House on Monday afternoon.

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Groups vie for some of Mericle settlement cash Programs must serve clients 20 years old and younger. By BILL O’BOYLE



A city resident said he plans to file a private criminal complaint charging City Administrator Marie McCormick with perjury, alleging she provided a false affidavit regarding the existence of credit card statements of cards held by several city officials. Joseph Wielgosz said he has evidence that 15 credit card Wielgosz statements that McCormick said did not exist actually do exist. He obtained the statements through a subpoena he issued directly to FIA Card Services, which maintains copies of the statements of the cards issued by Bank of America. Wielgosz filed a court petition seeking to compel the city to provide the statements, which were for cards held by Mayor Tom Leighton, McCormick and former city administrator J.J. Murphy. He withdrew the petition at a hearing Monday before Luzerne County Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. after he acknowledged he already had the documents. Wielgosz said he expected his petition would be dismissed but went ahead with the hearing because he wanted to get out in pub-

park. The Pittston Memorial Library will submit an application, as will the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, Arc of Luzerne County and the Maternal Family Health Services Agency. All of these groups and others attended Monday night’s public forum at King’s College held by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, steward of the money that comes from a settlement reached with Robert Mericle. The commission describes Mericle, the developer of the two detention centers connected BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER with the case, as “a cooperating defendant in a scheme that Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Director Mi-

WILKES-BARRE – Applicants seeking funding from a $2.15 million settlement resulting from the Luzerne County juvenile justice corruption case will come from a variety of agencies and organizations. Because of funding cuts, the county District Attorney’s Office is interested, as is the Public Defender’s Office. The United Ways of Wyoming Valley and Greater Hazleton are interested, as is the city of Nanticoke, which is seeking help to build a skateboard See MERICLE, Page 10A

chael Pennington reviews details of the $2.15 million from a settlement with Robert Mericle at a forum at King’s College on Monday.

Chesapeake to lower gas production Company to cut by 30 percent the number of drill rigs active in NEPA Marcellus Shale area. By RON BARTIZEK

Faced with decade-low natural gas prices that have made some drilling operations unprofitable, Chesapeake Energy is reducing its commitment to natural gas production, and will cut back by 30 percent the number of drilling rigs active in the MarcellusShalearea in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Chesapeake, the nation’s second-largest natural gas producer, said Monday it plans to cutitscurrentdailyproductionby8 percent. Over a year, that means the company would produce the same or slightly less natural gas in 2012 than it did in 2011. Chesapeake produces about 9 percent of the nation’s natural gas. The company said it would reduce its drilling activity in soSee CHESAPEAKE, Page 10A





$1 million grant aids flood recovery, workers Grant helps to put people to work and get damaged public property back in shape. By BILL O’BOYLE

Duryea Mayor Keith Moss can’t say enough about the workers hired through a National Emergency Grant deployed in the past month to repair damage to public property caused by the 2011 twin floods of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. “They’re doing a fantastic job,” Moss said. “They’re hard workers.” The Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board secured a

$1,050,255 grant that temporarily expands the services of a program that employs people who have lost jobs due to large, unexpected economic events. Moss said about eight workers have been in Duryea cleaning storm drains and the river bank where the flooding occurred. State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, said the program has many benefits. “Not only did these funds allow for unemployed workers to enhance their work skills, their efforts significantly contributed to the flood recovery efforts in many communities, including the outstanding work in Duryea that I recently witnessed,” he said.

In early December, Moss said, the work force board hired two crews with 22 workers in Schuylkill County and three crews with 34 workers in Luzerne County that have begun projects in four municipalities. Plans call for hiring a total 100 workers who will work in municipalities that have requested assistance. To date, 11 municipalities in Luzerne County and seven in Schuylkill County submitted multiple projects where help is needed. According to Trina Moss, WIB project coordinator, people who lost jobs directly because of the flood receive priority on the work crews. Also eligible are people who have been unemployed be-

TO GET HELP Municipalities in Luzerne and Schuylkill counties that wish to apply for help or learn more about the flood repair work funded through the National Emergency Grant may contact Luzerne/ Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Project Coordinator Trina Moss at (570) 822-1101, ext. 297 or by email at

cause their workplace moved from the region or individuals who exhausted unemployment benefits. The grant provides temporary employment up to a maximum of 1,040 hours or six months on the job. Moss said workers can utilize the services of the Pennsylvania

CareerLink system. Once registered, participants have access to workshops that can help them update resumes, investigate training programs and search for employment. Moss said three of the first 34 participants hired for crews in Luzerne County already have found full-time jobs and left the program. An additional 33 workers have been assigned to projects in Pittston, Nanticoke and West Pittston. In Fairmount Township, workers have hauled debris from along several streams and reopened drainage ditches. Crews in Butler Township have cleaned debris along the banks of the Little and Big Nescopeck creeks.

LCCC reports on accreditation work Trustee details steps college is taking after being put on probationary status.

By SUSAN DENNEY Times Leader Correspondent

NANTICOKE – Luzerne County Community College Trustee Susan Unvarsky detailed the steps being taken to restore the college’s accreditation with Middle States Commission on Higher Education at the Board of Trustees meeting’s work session Monday. The college was put on probationary status in 2011. In her presentation, Unvarsky said there was only a slim chance the college’s accreditation would be fully restored. “There is pressure on accreditation agencies by the federal government to be thorough,” she said. College President Thomas Leary said of Middle States, “They have the best interests of institutions in mind. We will have a fair assessment from them.” “The progress we will make will only make this a better institution,” Leary said. Unvarsky said the college, with the help of several consultants, was working to provide documentation in the areas that Middle States said needed improvement. General education, which includes courses such as English, mathematics and history, was an area in which the college needed to provide additional documentation. Unvarsky said general education was being given more prominence and it was being tied to the college’s mission. Other areas that were of concern to Middle States were as-

sessment of students and institutional assessment. In the area of administration, Unvarsky pointed out three administrative positions had been added. The college now has a dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, a dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and a dean of Enrollment Management and Student Development. She said five administrative positions were eliminated. According to Middle States, she said, “We cut expenses. We erred on the side of keeping tuition low.” She also said the questions Middle States had were not about the quality of education or the skills being taught at LCCC. She said that the college’s final report to Middle States was due on March 1. A committee will visit the campus on March12 and13, and the final outcome will be provided to the college on June 28. Unvarsky said there were four possible outcomes. A “show cause” action notice was the worst possible action, and in her opinion unlikely. Middle States could put the college on continued probation, which would show progress by the college but would also indicate there was more work to be done. The college could be upgraded to a “warning” status, which is better than a continued probation. This status would recognize significant progress with work needed in a few areas. Chairman Joseph Rymar praised Unvarsky for her work on the accreditation review. “We’re going in the right direction.” In regular session, the trustees approved using a portion of the Plant Fund Restricted Net Assets for the completion of the Campus Building Renovations Project.

WSCTC eyes grant for gas field jobs training

Pact with Susquehanna County school will enable West Side to apply for funds. By JANINE UNGVARSKY Times Leader Correspondent

PRINGLE -- With an eye towards preparing students and the community for emerging employment opportunities in the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry, the joint operating committee of the West Side Career & Technology Center approved an agreement that could open up new sources of grant funding. Administrative Director Nancy Tkatch said the agreement with the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center will enable West Side to apply for grant funds that are currently available only to schools in closer proximity to the gas field. “As a career and technology center, we have an obligation to our students and our local community to begin preparing not only our students but also adults who have been displaced or are looking for new positions in this industry that is just in its in-

fancy,” Tkatch said, noting that the partnership opens up the possibility of grant funding to help with training that West Side cannot currently apply for because Luzerne County schools aren’t eligible. “We think we can help our community get ready for these new opportunities,” Tkatch said. Tkatch and the board also recognized students who qualified for state-level competition in Future Business Leaders of America. Several of the students and their parents were present at the meeting, at which the board also approved expenses not to exceed $4,442 for 14 students and their advisors to go to Hershey for state FBLA competition in April. In other business, the board: •Appointed John Sromovsky as hall monitor effective Jan. 24 at a salary of $10 for 6.5 hours per day without benefits. •Accepted resignation letters from guidance counselor Robert Yatsko and plumbing/pipe fitting instructor Kenneth Scavone. •Accepted the retirement letter of Elizabeth Wesley, accounts payable secretary, effective June 29.

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, talks to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during the GOP debate Monday at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.

Romney, Gingrich clash

Republicans get hot and personal as they look toward next contest in Florida. By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms Monday night in a crackling campaign debate, the former Massachusetts governor tagging his rival as a Washington “influence peddler,” only to be accused in turn of spreading falsehoods over many years in politics. “You’ve been walking around the state saying things that are untrue,” Gingrich told his rival in a two-hour debate marked by occasional interruptions and finger-pointing. The event marked the first encounter among the four remaining GOP contenders — former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul shared the stage — since Gingrich won the South Carolina primary in an upset last weekend. His double-digit victory reset the race to pick a rival to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama this fall, and the next contest is the Jan. 31 Florida primary. It is a state Romney can ill afford to lose, and he was the aggressor from the opening moments, saying Gingrich had “resigned in disgrace” from Congress after four years as speaker and then had spent the next 15 years “working as an influence peddler.” In particular, he referred to the contract Gingrich’s consulting firm had with Freddie Mac, a

government-backed mortgage giant that he said “did a lot of bad for a lot of people and you were working there.” Romney also said Gingrich had lobbied lawmakers to approve legislation creating a new prescription drug benefit under Medicare. “I have never, ever gone and done any lobbying,” Gingrich retorted emphatically, adding his firm had hired an expert to explain to employees “the bright line between what you can do as a citizen and what you do as a lobbyist.” Romney came back with the $300,000 that Gingrich’s consulting firm received in 2006 from Freddie Mac, the government-backed mortgage giant. And when Gingrich sought to turn the tables by inquiring about the private equity firm that Romney founded, the former Massachusetts governor replied: “We didn’t do any work with the government. ...I wasn’t a lobbyist.” As for the Medicare prescription drug benefit, Gingrich expressed pride in having supported it. “It has saved lives. It’s run on a free enterprise model,” he said in a state that is home to millions of seniors. At times, the other two contenders on stage were reduced to supporting roles. Asked if he could envision a path to the nomination for himself, Santorum said the race has so far been defined by its unpredictability. He jumped at the chance to criticize Romney and Gingrich for having supported the big federal bailouts of Wall Street in 2008. He also said both men had abandoned conservative principles by supporting elements of “cap and trade” legislation to

curb pollution emissions from industrial sites. “When push came to shove, they were pushed,” he said. Paul sidestepped when moderator Brian Williams of NBC asked if he would run as a thirdparty candidate in the fall if he doesn’t win the nomination. “I have no intention,” he said, but he didn’t rule it out. Paul has said he will largely bypass Florida to concentrate on states that are holding caucuses. Hit at the outset with Romney’ charge that he had resigned Congress in disgrace and went on to a career peddling his own influence, Gingrich said two men who had run against the former governor in the 2008 campaign, John McCain and Mike Huckabee, had said he couldn’t tell the truth. The polls post-South Carolina show Gingrich and Romney leading in the Florida primary. Romney began airing a harshly critical new campaign ad and said the former House speaker had engaged in “potentially wrongful activity” with the consulting work he did after leaving Congress in the late 1990s. Gingrich retorted that Romney was a candidate who was campaigning on openness yet “has released none of his business records.” He followed up two hours before the debate by arranging the release of a contract his former consulting firm had with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. for a retainer of $25,000 per month in 2006, or a total for the year of $300,000. The agreement called for “consulting and related services.” Despite Romney’s attempts to call Gingrich a lobbyist, the contract makes no mention of lobbying.

NYC man confesses to killing Texas dancer The Associated Press

GOSHEN, N.Y. — A sex offender suddenly admitted Monday that he suffocated an aspiring dancer from Texas he met at a Manhattan nightclub, stuffed her body into a laundry basket and dumped her 85 miles away in the woods near Scranton. Accepting a manslaughter conviction in a plea bargain after three years of non-cooperation, Michael Mele said that after he picked up 25-year-old Laura Gar-

za in December 2008, she became upset in his upstate apartment when she saw a picture of his girlfriend. “She wanted to leave. I didn’t want to drive back,” said Mele, 26. “She started to get a little louder. I put my hand over her mouth and partially her nose, and shortly after that, she stopped yelling, stopped moving, and I realized something bad had happened.” He said he then panicked.

“I put her in a laundry basket and put a blanket over it,” before carrying the body to his Infiniti SUV and driving to a remote area outside Scranton, where he dumped it, he said. Garza’s remains weren’t found for more than two years. Orange County Judge Nicholas De Rosa agreed to sentence Mele to 23 years in prison for manslaughter and at least 16 months more for tampering with evidence — Garza’s body.

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Service at cathedral set

he Diocese of Scranton will host an Ecumenical Celebration on T Wednesday, at 12:10 p.m. in the Ca-

thedral of St. Peter, Scranton. There will be no 12:10 p.m. Mass that day. Catholic Television will broadcast the service live. The service is being held in conjunction with the worldwide Week of Prayer for Bambera Christian Unity. Bishop Joseph C. Bambera will preside and the Right Rev. John E. Mack, Bishop-Ordinary of the Central Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Mack Church, will deliver the message. Clergy from other Christian traditions and ecumenical agencies also will participate. Music will be provided by Holy Rosary School students, Duryea.


Recovery group to meet

Shickshinny’s Long-Term Community Recovery committee will host a Community Design Workshop today at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Northwest Area High School Cafeteria. Community members, partner agencies and organizations can comment on the project options that the six community working groups have been focusing on. WILKES-BARRE

No plan for $14M grant

Luzerne County leaders have yet to determine a proposed action plan for nearly $14 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds that the county is eligible to receive. Congress approved more than $200 million in emergency funds on Friday to be used by communities in states that sustained damage from tornadoes, flooding and wildfires last year. Acting County Manager Tom Pribula said that until the county receives details on the grants, it cannot make any decisions. He said the county was trying to get more details from Washington. SCRANTON

Geisinger, CMC deal OK’d

The full merger and integration of Community Medical Center in Scranton and all of its affiliates into Geisinger Health System has received approval from the state Attorney General and the Department of Health. The Federal Trade Commission completed its review in November and found no objection to the merger. Following board meetings at CMC and Geisinger later this month, the effective date for the new partnership is anticipated to be Feb. 1.



LOCAL Council eyes 2% hike, 56 cuts County manager hire set tonight By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Luzerne County Interim Manager Tom Pribula presented his third 2012 budget amendment proposal to county council Monday: a two percent tax hike with 56 layoffs. The scenario would also require council to use $1.4 million in capital funding borrowed with interest in the past to help repay debt. The option may be doomed for a lack of majority votes. The council will meet tonight with plans to hire Robert C. Lawton as the first permanent home rule manager at a salary of $110,000, according to the

meeting agenda. Lawton, of Rio Vista, Calif., will start working here on Feb. 21, the agenda said. Six of the 11 council members said last week that they would not Lawton support a tax increase. Councilman Edward Brominski said around11p.m., after two hours of budget discussion, that he will reverse his stance to provide the majority vote. Brominski said he is not pleased and said he would pay the tax increase for any property owners who genuinely can’t afford

W H AT ’ S N E X T County council will meet at 6:01 tonight in the county Emergency Management Agency building to select a manager.


are “offensive to taxpayers.” A solution was not reached by press time because no options appeared to have majority vote. Council Chairman Jim Bobeck said the council is running out of time because the amendment must be adopted by Feb. 15, and he said he has faith in Pribula’s recommendation. Pribula said the budget adopted by commissioners would have resulted in a lawsuit from court branches. His latest revision restored funding for court branches to $21.87 million, which results in cuts of about $1.17 million from 2011. The budget inherited from commis-

The increase would amount to about $10 more on a property assessed at $100,000. However, Councilman Rick Williams, who was not among the six, revealed during a straw vote after 11 p.m. that he won’t support the plan because he doesn’t want to use capital funding to pay debt. Williams also said he supports union workers but believes they need to show more “shared sacrifice.” He said union contracts are loaded with benefits that See COUNCIL, Page 7A

DA’s office: No plea deal for Cease Charges

in office incident pulled

Woman who claimed she stabbed a man to death in self-defense would go to trial Feb. 6 on related charges. By SHEENA DELAZIO

WILKES-BARRE – Attorneys in the case of a woman who claims she stabbed a man to death in self-defense said Monday no plea had been worked out in the case. Sherry Ann Cease, 43, of Prospect Lane, Plymouth, had been scheduled to appear before Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley, where attorneys had previously said Cease would enter a plea agreement. As of Monday, Deputy District Attorney Alexis Falvello said no plea had been worked out, and she was ready to proceed to the trial – tentatively scheduled to begin Feb. 6. Cease was charged with third-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in November 2010 in the stabbing death of John Wolfe, 59. Investigators allege Cease stabbed Wolfe twice in the chest inside his house on Prospect Street. He died while being transported by ambulance to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. The coroner’s office ruled his death a homicide. Investigators were suspicious of Cease’s claims that Wolfe choked her, despite a witness who saw Wolfe’s right hand gripping her throat. Photographs of her neck more than six hours after the argument did not depict any injuries, trauma, redness or bruises, state police said. At the time of Cease’s arrest, Wolfe’s daughters said they were convinced their father was a murder victim. They described him as a kind-hearted, gentle person who wouldn’t hurt anyone. He also suffered from heart and lung disease and numerous other medical issues that left him barely able to walk, they said. “My father did not have a violent bone in his body,” Tanya Wolfe had said at an April arraignment. “He was the type who would give you the shirt off his back or the last dollar in his pocket if you needed it.” According to court papers, Cease’s nephew, Charles Jess Arnold, 25, of Ply-

Firearm charges against Michael Kozloski, 28, withdrawn by DA’s Office. By EDWARD LEWIS


Sherry Ann Cease, of Plymouth, is escorted into the Luzerne County Courthouse on Monday for a hearing before Judge Tina Polachek Gartley.

mouth, told investigators he was with Cease when they arrived at Wolfe’s house after 11 p.m. Nov. 30. Arnold said Wolfe was drunk when an argument erupted with Cease about boxes and bags inside the house. Arnold and Cease walked up the stairs to the second floor, where Cease noticed her television on the floor. She went

downstairs to confront Wolfe, and a second argument broke out. Arnold said he heard Cease yell, “Get away from me, John. Leave me alone.” Arnold walked down the stairs and said he noticed Wolfe had his hand around Cease’s neck, the complaint says. He said he then saw Cease stab Wolfe twice in the chest.


Vehicle break-ins probed

Borough police said Monday they have received multiple complaints regarding vehicle break-ins over the past several days in the area of West Sixth Street, Fifth Street Manor and Shoemaker Avenue. Also a vehicle was stolen on Sunday from the 400 block of Shoemaker Avenue and later recovered in Duryea. Residents are asked lock car doors and report suspicious activity by calling 693-1211 or Luzerne County 911. WILKES-BARRE

Law clerk is appointed

A Luzerne County judge has made a new appointment to her staff to serve as a full-time law clerk. The appointment, made by President Judge Thomas Burke, is for Josianne Aboutanos to serve as a law clerk on Judge Jennifer Rogers staff. Rogers had previously appointed two part-time law clerks to split the duties earlier this month, who have since resigned, Burke said Monday. Aboutanos will receive $64,328 per year plus benefits, according to the order.

Second lawsuit filed against Nanticoke bar Ricky Wells of Mountain Top says he was badly beaten in incident in which woman was slashed. By SHEENA DELAZIO

WILKES-BARRE – A second lawsuit has been filed against a Nanticoke bar and its owner in which a Mountain Top man says he was injured in a New Year’s Eve incident that also resulted in the face of his friend being severely slashed. Ricky Wells says Paul Halliday, owner of the Prospect Street Café, was negligent the night of the attacks in that a security guard was not properly trained and a list of barred patrons was not kept. The suit, filed by Wells’ attorney, David Selingo, on Monday, seeks unspecified damages on two counts of negligence. The suit mirrors that of Jennifer Mieczkowski, of Nanticoke, who claimed in a suit filed Jan. 13 that the bar and Halliday were negligent for allowing inside a person who Mieczkowski claims injured her, despite the fact the person was under the legal

drinking age, and that employees did nothing to stop the attack. Mieczkowski alleged a woman slashed her face after Mieczkowski went to the aid of a friend who fell off a bar stool. Wells’ lawsuit says the tavern had been the site of nine incidents involving disturbances at or adjacent to the bar, and had received16 citations over an unspecified period of time prior to the incident. The suit says Halliday entered into an agreement with the state Liquor Control Board that called for him to employ a security guard, provide training and maintain a list of persons who were barred from the tavern. Wells alleges in the suit that he and Mieczkowski were at the tavern to pick up beer to take out when they saw some friends and decided to sit down with them and order a drink. Mieczkowski, the suit says, noticed a female friend get knocked off a bar stool, and went to her aid when she was assaulted by an attacker. Wells says in the suit that he tried to intervene but was grabbed by a security guard and dragged outside, where he was

beaten, causing several injuries. A police report of the incident said Wells was beaten with a pool cue. The suit says Wells suffered a fractured jaw, pain, anxiety, loss of sleep and depression as a result of the attack. The suit alleges negligence in that Halliday and the bar failed to have a security guard undergo proper training and wear proper clothing. The suit also alleges Halliday and the bar failed to enforce the barred patron list, allowed underage patrons into the bar, served those underage patrons and failed to keep the premises “under control.” Nanticoke Detective Capt. William Shultz said Monday the police are continuing the investigation and there have been no new developments. Halliday could not be reached for comment. Michael Yelen, an attorney who has previously represented the bar regarding its liquor license, said Monday he had no comment on any personal injury action and was unaware of the newest lawsuit. Sheena Delazio, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 829-7235.

It remains unknown why the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office withdrew firearm offenses against Michael Kozloski, who Pittston Township police alleged fired a round into a tax office earlier this month. Felony counts of discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure and illegal possession of a firearm, and a misdemeanor count of possession of a weapon were withdrawn against Kozloski during a preliminary hearing on Friday. Kozloski, 28, is facing one felony count of aggravated assault and two misdemeanor counts of simple assault, reckless endangerment and possession instruments of crime in Luzerne County Court. Attempts to reach First Assistant District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce and Assistant District Attorney Mark Makowski were unsuccessful on Friday and Monday. Makowski withdrew the charges via speakerphone during the preliminary hearing. Township police allege a partially nude Kozloski fired a round from a rifle that passed into a private residence used as the municipal tax office on East Oak Street on Jan. 7. The bullet struck a medicine cabinet in a bathroom and became lodged in a wall, according to the criminal complaint. Kozloski aimed the rifle at an officer and ejected a live round from the gun before he was apprehended, the criminal complaint says. Police said the incident lasted about 45 minutes. Kozloski’s attorney, Jonathan Ursiak, said after the hearing that he believed his client was under the influence of a controlled substance, possibly bath salts, a synthetic drug. Court records indicate Kozloski has received leniency in the past from authorities. A simple assault charge that was filed against Kozloski by Pittston police in April 2009 for the beating of a man with a baseball bat was amended by the District Attorney’s Office to disorderly conduct in November 2009, court records say. Kozloski was sentenced to three to 12 months in jail in July 2004 on a criminal conspiracy charge when Pittston police alleged he negotiated a sale price during a heroin transaction, acSee CHARGES, Page 8A



















Address during election year gives president best chance so far to offer a vision for a second term

Obama to take on fiscal anxiety By BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent


No ‘fracking’ way in New York state

Gillie Waddington of Enfield, N.Y., raises a fist Monday during a rally against hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, N.Y. About 600 people registered to lobby lawmakers on various bills related to the technology known as ‘fracking.’ Many people are pushing a bill that would ban fracking.

WASHINGTON — Eager to command center stage in a year dominated by Republican infighting, President Barack Obama is polishing a State of the Union address that will go to the heart of Americans’ economic anxiety and try to sway voters to give him four more years. He will speak tonight to a nation worried about daily struggles and unhappy with his handling of the economy. Obama’s 9 p.m. EST address before a politically divided Congress will be built around ideas meant to appeal to a squeezed middle class. He is expected to urge higher taxes on the wealthy, propose ways to make college more affordable,

offer new steps to tackle a debilitating housing crisis and try to For in-depth help U.S. manucoverage of facturers expand President hiring. Obama’s Designed as a State of the way for a presiUnion, visit dent to update www.times the nation and during his 9 recommend p.m. adideas to Condress. gress, the State of the Union address has become more than that, especially during that one window when the address falls during the re-election year of an incumbent. It is televised theater — and Obama’s biggest, best chance so far to offer a vision


President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event Thursday at the Apollo Theatre in New York.

for a second term. He will frame the campaign to come as a fight for fairness for those who are struggling to keep a job, a home or college savings and losing faith in how the country works. The speech will be principally about the economy, featuring the themes of manufactur-

ing, clean energy, education and American values. No matter whom Obama faces in November, the election is likely to be driven by the economy, and determined by which candidate wins voters’ trust on how to fix it. More people than not disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy.

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Roe v. Wade is marked

The overarching political goal is to give voters a contrast between his vision of a government that tries to level the playing field and those office-seekers who, in his view, would leave people on their own. Without naming them, Obama has in his sights those after his job, including Republicans Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The presidential campaign sets an unmistakable context for the speech, right down to the nation’s income gap between haves and have-nots. Obama will speak a few hours after Romney, a former governor and businessman whose wealth is in the hundreds of millions of dollars, will release tax records for 2010 and 2011.


housands of abortion opponents marched to the Supreme Court on Monday in chilly, soggy weather to mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the decision legalizing abortion. The “March for Life” has been held every year since 1974, a year after the landmark Supreme Court ruling. It’s consistently one of the largest protests of the year in Washington, although weather likely kept this year’s numbers down a bit. House Speaker John Boehner told thousands of people gathered on the muddy National Mall on Monday afternoon that he’s one of 12 children. He says his anti-abortion views aren’t political; they’re part of his identity.

Two seniors lawmakers give warning as EU agrees on oil embargo against Iran.


McAdoo pair plead guilty

A 20-year-old McAdoo man and his father have pleaded guilty to federal charges of harassing Sarah Palin’s Alaska attorneys by phone. Shawn Christy and his 48-year-old father, Craig Christy, appeared in U.S. District Court in Anchorage Monday to enter their pleas to one count each of making harassing telephone calls. A sentencing date hasn’t been set. U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess last week denied a motion by the Christys to reassign the case to another judge. Their only options were to go to trial or plead guilty. Burgess rejected binding plea deals in December that would have allowed the men to avoid prison time. Prosecutors say the Christys were upset about state restraining orders issued on behalf of Palin, who served as Alaska’s governor from 2006 to 2009 and was the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate. TUCSON, ARIZ.

Giffords saying good-bye

On a bittersweet day for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the outgoing congresswoman spent her final hours in Tucson as the city’s U.S. representative, finishing the meeting she started on the morning she was shot and bidding farewell to constituents who supported her through a long recovery. Giffords, wearing an olive-green jacket and a bright turquoise scarf, spent time Monday at her office with other survivors of the rampage that killed six people and injured 13. She hugged and talked with survivors, including Suzi Hileman, who was shot three times while trying to save her young friend and neighbor, 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green. The little girl died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Giffords announced Sunday that she would resign from Congress this week to focus on her recovery. OLYMPIA, WASH.

Gay marriage nears OK

Washington’s Legislature has enough votes to legalize gay marriage with a statement from Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen Monday who said she will support the measure, becoming the 25th vote needed to pass the bill out of the Senate. The House already has enough support, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has endorsed the plan. Washington would become the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriages, following New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Washington state has had a domestic partnership law since 2007, and an “everything but marriage” law since 2009.

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firefighter is lowered onto the Costa Concordia cruise ship from an helicopter, off the tiny Giglio island, Italy, on Monday. Italian officials said two more bodies have been pulled from the wreckage of the liner that capsized off the Tuscan coast, bringing the number of confirmed dead to 15. The national civil protection agency official in charge of the search said divers recovered the bodies of two women from the ship’s Internet cafe.

Supreme Court rules police need warrant for GPS The justices say government needs a search warrant from a judge first. By DAVID G. SAVAGE Tribune Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday put the brakes on the government’s use of high-tech monitoring devices to track motorists, ruling unanimously that police and the FBI violated the Fourth Amendment by attaching a GPS device to a Jeep owned by a drug suspect. The justices all agreed that the government needs a search warrant from a judge before it seeks to track a suspect by secretly installing a device on his car.

They were divided, however, as to what level of tracking would require a search warrant. Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking for a five-member majority, said the police erred because they attached the tiny device to the vehicle. He said the Fourth Amendment was intended to protect against government searches on private property. “We hold that the government’s installation of a GPS device on a target’s vehicle, and its use of that device to monitor the vehicle’s movements, constitutes a ’search,’ ” Scalia said. “The government physically occupied private property for the purpose of obtaining information.” Such a search is unconstitutional unless officers obtained a search warrant from a judge. Chief Justice John G. Ro-

berts Jr. and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor joined Scalia’s opinion. Meanwhile, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said he would go further and rule that the “long-term monitoring” of the vehicle with a tracking device violated the Fourth Amendment regardless of whether the device was attached to a car. He took the view that the government violated a motorist’s right to privacy by tracking his movements for weeks on end. Under Alito’s approach, police would need a search warrant for any use of a tracking device, whether or not it was attached to the car. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan joined his opinion.

Southern storms leave 2 dead, 100 hurt Possible tornado outbreak strikes Alabama area hit hard last year. By JAY REEVES Associated Press

CLAY, Ala. — Violent weather including possible tornadoes roared across the heart of Alabama on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 others. Searchers went door-to-door calling out to residents, some of whom lived along a path near the deadly twisters that devastated the area last year. The storms flattened homes, knocked down trees and peeled off roofs in the middle of the night in the rural community of Oak Grove, which was touched by both storms. The area near Birmingham has a history of being a tornado alley going back decades. In a sign the state has become all too familiar with severe weather, officials had to reschedule a meeting Monday to receive a report on their response to the spring twisters. As dawn broke, residents surveyed the damage and began cleaning up across

several parts of central Alabama. The governor declared a state of emergency. Oak Grove was hit hard in April when tornadoes killed about 240 people statewide, though officials said none of the same neighborhoods was struck again. The storm his several miles from the twister in the spring. Amber Butler and her family hid in her sister’s brick home as the storm approached about 3:30 a.m. “I just so speechless now, I don’t know what to do,” she said. Butler’s own home was destroyed. “God Bless our friends and neighbors who have come to help. We’ve lost everything we had,” she said. Butler lived near 83-year-old Bobby Frank Sims, who was killed when his home was leveled by a tree. The storm system stretched from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, producing hail, strong winds and rain. Possible tornadoes were reported in Arkansas on Sunday night. Jefferson County, Ala., where Oak Grove and Clay are located, suffered the most damage Monday. In April, about 20


Rescue workers help a family after a severe storm ripped through the Trussville, Ala. area early Monday.

people were killed in the county, most of them close to Oak Grove, a sprawling, unincorporated rural area.

TEHRAN, Iran — Two Iranian lawmakers on Monday stepped up threats their country would shutter the strategic Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the world’s crude flows, in retaliation for oil sanctions on Tehran. The warnings came as EU nations agreed in Brussels on an oil embargo against Iran as part of sanctions over the country’s controversial nuclear program. The measure includes an immediate embargo on new contracts for Iranian crude and petroleum products while existing ones are allowed to run until July. Iran has repeatedly warned it would choke off the strait if sanctions affect its oil sales, and two lawmakers ratcheted up the rhetoric on Monday. Lawmaker Mohammad Ismail Kowsari, deputy head of Iran’s influential committee on national security, said the strait “would definitely be closed if the sale of Iranian oil is violated in any way.” Kowsari claimed that in case of the strait’s closure, the U.S. and its allies would not be able to reopen the route, and warned America not to attempt any “military adventurism.” Another senior lawmaker, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, said Iran has the right to shutter Hormuz in retaliation for oil sanctions and that the closure was increasingly probable, according to the semiofficial Mehr news agency. “In case of threat, the closure of the Strait of Hormuz is one of Iran’s rights,” Falahatpisheh said. “So far, Iran has not used this privilege.” Monday’s EU measure also includes a freeze on the assets of Iran’s central bank as part of sanctions meant to pressure Tehran to resume talks on its uranium enrichment, a process that can lead to making nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes. For its part, the United States has enacted, but not yet put into force, sanctions targeting Iran’s central bank and, by extension, the country’s ability to be paid for its oil. About 80 percent of Iran’s oil revenue comes from exports and any measures or sanctions taken that affect its ability to export oil could hit hard at its economy. With about 4 million barrels per day, Iran is the second-largest producer in OPEC.








Man in horse case pleads not guilty Cops: Man threatens Thomas Barret Lyle Wilson, 28, of Wilkes-Barre, charged in Oklahoma case. By SHEENA DELAZIO

A man who had been practicing as a veterinarian in the Wyoming Valley pleaded not guilty in Oklahoma court last week to a charge of sodomy in a case where investigators say he had sex with a horse. Thomas Barret Lyle Wilson, 28, with a last known address of Terrace Street, Wilkes-Barre, entered the plea before a district judge in Tulsa County. Wilson, who initially had been charged on Oct. 21, 2010, is next scheduled to appear in court on

March 26 on the “crimes against nature” charge. An Oklahoma State University alumni article identified Wilson as working as an associate smallanimal veterinarian in Dallas. A call to the Back Mountain Veterinary Hospital on Monday about Wilson’s employment there revealed he is “no longer with” the animal hospital, the woman who answered the phone said. It was unclear Monday whether Wilson still has any professional veterinary affiliations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Investigators alleged in court papers that in September 2009 Wilson had been working at the Legacy Equine Centre in Glenpool, Okla., while studying at Oklahoma State University.

Court papers indicate a doctor working at the center on Sept. 14, 2009 was checking on horses at the clinic via a live video feed from a barn and observed Wilson having sex with a horse. The doctor recognized Wilson and approached him about the incident. “I’m glad you caught me,” Wilson allegedly told the doctor, according to court papers. “I need help.” Investigators say Wilson graduated from OSU with a doctorate of veterinary medicine in July 2010, and that he was most recently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania. Wilson’s attorney, Robert Wyatt of Oklahoma City, could not be reached for comment

Monday. Wilson had previously been held at the Tulsa County jail on $100,000 bail, but his bail was posted in December. Court records indicate Wilson appeared in court last Thursday and pleaded not guilty. Wilson obtained his license to practice veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania on Oct. 1, 2010. That license expires in November, according to the state Board of Veterinary Medicine. The license lists no disciplinary actions had been taken against Wilson. When applying for a license, the state requires an applicant to list any criminal charges, and asks for signatures of two veterinarians recommending the applicant to receive a license.

Butler Twp. supervisor eyes facing Toohil in fall T H E 11 6 T H D I S T R I C T

Ransom Young, on township board for 28 years, seeks Dem nomination for seat. By ANDREW M. SEDER

BUTLER TWP. -- Butler Township Supervisor Ransom Young, 57, has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for representative from the state’s 116th legislative district. That seat is currently held by firstterm Republican Tarah Toohil, a fellow Butler Township resident. Young has been a member of the Butler Township Board of Supervisors for 28 years and previously served as chairman. “I’m proud of the fact that Butler Township boasts one of the

Composed of the city of Hazleton; the townships of Black Creek, Butler, Conyngham, Dorrance, Hollenback, Huntington, Nescopeck, Salem, Sugarloaf and Union; a portion of Hazle Township; and the boroughs of Conyngham, Nescopeck, New Columbus and Shickshinny.

lowest property taxes in Luzerne County. I’ve worked hard over the years to make sure we’ve kept taxes low while still providing the services the citizens of the township deserve,” Young said in a release. “Despite our low taxes we’ve managed to build and maintain a full-time police force, provided recreational facilities and maintained good roads and invested $17.7 million to update

our sewage treatment plant.” Young owns and operates a fourth-generation family farm. He is married to the former Deborah Jones. Without naming Toohil, an attorney, he said he is the best choice for office “because I understand the issues and will represent the diverse people of the 116th district, from Huntington Mills to Hazleton. I am a farmer, worked blue-collar jobs and I have balanced budgets in local government.” His announcement brings to four the number of state House

seats in Luzerne County that will have competitive races. Republican Pete Mailloux, from Fairview Township, announced a run for the 121st District, currently represented by Eddie Day Pashinski, D-WilkesBarre. Republican Rick Arnold, from Rice Township, launched his campaign for the 119th District, represented now by Gerry Mullery, D-Newport Township. And today, Aaron Kaufer will announce his candidacy for the Republican nod in the 120th District, represented by Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston.

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WILKES-BARRE TWP. – A man facing unrelated trespass and assault charges was arraigned Monday on allegations he threatened to stab a woman. Township police arrested Lee David Antonik, 35, after Tracy Bogacki said he threatened to stab her Sunday night with two kitchen knives inside her residence on Cherokee Square. Bogacki told police she kicked Antonik out of her residence after an argument about household chores. Antonik was arraigned by District Judge Michael Dotzel in Wilkes-Barre Township on charges of simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail. Court records say Antonik is facing simple assault and harassment charges filed by Nanticoke police alleging he beat a man with a pool stick at the Prospect Street Café on Dec. 20. The charges were mailed to Antonik with a preliminary

on Dec. 11 that allege he punched out two windows at a house trailer in Mount Lookout Park, court records indicate. According to the latest criminal complaint: Tracy Bogacki told police she asked Antonik to leave her residence after an argument about doing household chores. Antonik left and later returned with beer he consumed while watching television. Bogacki told Antonik to leave a second time and he chased her to a bedroom in which she barricaded herself. Bogacki waited several minutes and left the bedroom. When she ran out of the house, she said, Antonik jumped on her, pulling a clump of hair from her head. Antonik went into the kitchen, grabbed two knives and told Bogacki, “Get the (expletive) away from me before I stab you,” according to the criminal complaint. Police said Antonik left the house and allegedly smashed a lamp against Bogacki’s car. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feb. 1 before Dotzel.

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RONALD SMITH, 64, formerly of New York, New York, died Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Kingston Commons. Ronnie was born in Algoma, W.Va., on March 29, 1947. He was the son of the late John W. and Eugertha O. (Wright) Smith. Ronnie was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1966 to 1969. He was employed by the New York City Transit Authority as an electrician. Ronnie was preceded in death by sisters Mary and Betty; brothers John, Sylvester, Posey, James, Kenneth and Charles. Surviving are his children, Ronald and Thais; several grandchildren; sisters Shanolia, Shirley and Eugertha; brother Claude; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Bronx Refuge Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Bronx, N.Y. Interment was held in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y. Arrangements are by the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. CECELIA B. STEINARD, 90, Dallas, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 at The Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Golden McMahon. Cecelia attended the Philadelphia schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Frank Steinard, in 1959 and by a daughter, Patricia Schroyer; sisters, Marie Duffy, Alice Eddis and Ann Coffey, and brothers, Thomas, Leo and Vincent. Surviving are sons, Richard and his wife, Terry Steinard, Bensalem; James Steinard, Easton; daughter, Janice Keen, Shavertown, and Barbara and her husband, David Andrews, Shickshinny; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Beverly National Cemetery, N.J. Arrangements are by the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. ANNA M. STEMPIEN, 88, a guest at ManorCare, Kingston, died Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Hospice Care of VNA, St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Grovoska Skirchak. Anna was formerly employed at RCA, Mountain Top and was a former member of St John’s R O Church, Hanover. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Stempien; brothers, Frank Skirchak, and Andy Skirchak. Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Julia Brulo, Plains; Mrs. Mary Warga, Old Bridge, N.J.; nephews, Joseph Brulo, Pittston, Richard Brulo, Plains; and nieces. Funeral will be held at the convenience of the family from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main Street, Plains. There will be no calling hours.

DOROTHY MAUDE WILDONER, age 101, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012. Maude was a longtime member of Hunlock Creek United Methodist Church as well as organist and choir director. She was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Wildoner, and daughter Shirley Wildoner Wasenda. She is survived by her daughter CoraJayne Cory, son- inlaw Raymond Wasenda, sister Ruth Englehart; grandchildren, Heather (Paul) Sparrow, Don (Christa) Cory, Brenda Wasenda and Brian Wasenda; great-grandchildren, Madison and Dalton Sparrow, Sarah and Donnie Cory, and Alexandre Wasenda. Maude always had a smile on her face and served as an example to those around her. She will be missed, and her memory cherished by family and friends. The life celebration will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hunlock Creek United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. RICHARD B. COSGROVE, 87, of Pittston Township, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Visitation will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Care and Concern Clinic or to the Greater Pittston Food Pantry at 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. PATRICK M. CASEY, 69, of Lackawaxen Township, Pa., passed away Friday, January 20, 2012 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. He was a self-employed carpenter, attended Queen of Peace Church, Hawley, Pa., was a fourth-degree Knight and member of the Knights of Columbus Council 797, Hawley, and a U.S Air Force Vietnam veteran.The son of the late Thomas and Catherine (Grogen) Casey, he was born July 15, 1942, in Wilkes-Barre. He was married to Diane (Gerdus) Casey. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Patrick Casey and his wife, Tracey, of Scranton, Richard Starks of Florida, daughter Lechia Saaf of Florida; six grandchildren, Shaughn, Madelyn, Aidan, Noah, Tia, Richard Jr.; great-granddaughter Hailey, and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, Pa.

Norma F. Bigelow January 23, 2012 F. Bigelow, age 85, of ShaN orma vertown, passed away Monday,

kins and brothers Wesley E. and Cloyd W. Myers. January 23, 2012. Surviving are her son, Merl C. Born in Shavertown in her family (Butch) Bigelow, and wife Carole, home, where she would reside her Tunkhannock; daughter, Jan E. entire life, Norma was a daughter of Goeringer, and husband Dr. Bruce the late Cloyd K. and Elizabeth Ca- M. Goeringer, Dallas; grandchilruthers Myers. dren, Holly Bigelow and husband She was a graduate of Beaumont Matt Olivier, Emmaus, Pa.; Megan High School. C. Zimmer and husband Mark, Norma married Merl H. Bigelow Greenwood, Ind.; Eric A., Brian M. in September of 1944. They cele- and Adam M. Goeringer, all of Dalbrated 62 years of marriage before las; brother Dale K. Myers, Tunkhis death in February of 2007. hannock; sisters Betty L. Myers, She was a member of the Order of Mountain Top, and Nancy A. Smith, the Eastern Star, Dallas Chapter Tunkhannock; numerous nieces 396, receiving a 50-year pin in recog- and nephews. nition of her many years of service. Private funeral services will be In earlier years, she worked with held at the convenience of the famRainbow for Girls and received its ily. The Reverend Charles H. Grube Grand Cross of Color in 1971. Nor- will officiate. Interment will be ma was also a sustaining member of made in Orcutt Cemetery, Monroe Meadows Nursing Center Auxilia- Township. ry, Dallas. Memorial donations, if desired, Norma was a member of St. may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas. Research Foundation, Eastern She was an exceptionally devoted Pennsylvania Chapter, 225 City Avemother and grandmother. Norma nue, Suite 104, Bala Cynwyd, PA was certain to share in all activities 19004 or to St. Paul’s Lutheran and achievements involving her Church, RR 4 Box 627 A, Dallas, PA children and grandchildren. She 18612-0802. will be deeply missed by her family. Arrangements have been entrustPreceding her in death, in addi- ed to Harold C. Snowdon Funeral tion to her parents and her husband, Home Inc., 140 N. Main Street, ShaMerl, were sister Nettie Myers Hop- vertown.

Odette A. Neuman December 19, 2011 A. Neuman, 92, formerly O dette of North Pennsylvania Avenue,

Wilkes-Barre, died Monday, December 19, 2011, at Highland Manor Nursing Center, Exeter. Ms. Neuman was born in Paris, France, daughter of the late Henry L. and Marcelle Corbet Neuman. She graduated from Forty Fort High School and Penn State University and attended the University of Chicago. She had been employed by TWA, New York City; Shering Corp., Elizabeth, N.J.; and operated Odette’s Travel, Wilkes-Barre, for some time.

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In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Renee Lesley. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Marcelle Norwood and her husband, David, West Chester, and Mrs. Mary Seyfert and her husband, Stephen, Kingston; a grandchild, Miriam Elbonne, and several nieces. Private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.












Charles S. Medico Jr.

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January 20, 2012

(Tank) Medico Jr., 65, of C harles West Pittston, passed away Sun-

day, January 22, 2012 surrounded by his family. Born in Pittston on October 30, 1946, he was the son of Beatrice DeGuair Medico of West Pittston and the late Charles L. Medico. A lifelong resident of West Pittston, Charles was affiliated with his family business, Medico Industries Inc. He held the position of Secretary/Treasurer of Medico affiliate Louis Cohen and Son Inc., a regional scrap metal recycling firm. Charles was a graduate of West Pittston High School, class of 1965, and a graduate of Williamsport Community College. His affinity to his alma mater remained with him throughout his life as he gave generously of his time and resources to the West Pittston Little League, Wyoming Area athletic programs, as well as numerous civic projects throughout the Wyoming Valley. He was a member of St. Barbara’s Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter. Charles cherished his lifelong friends, most all of whom can recount memorable moments playing cards, trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Whether it was fast cars, heavy equipment or engrossing himself in work, nothing trumped his love and devotion to his family. A compassionate husband, loving father and proud papa, his family made him glow with pride. Through his children he created a legacy; through his grandchildren he came to know unending happiness. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 29 years, Deborah Parada Medico; sons, Joseph Medico, California; Charles S. Medico III, West Pittston; daugh-

enny Joy Graff, 49, of Olyphant, P and formerly of Duryea, died unexpectedly Friday at home.

ters, Charlene Medico, California; Marlena and her husband, Frank Nockley Jr., Shavertown; grandchildren, Frank Nockley III and Alexandra Nockley; brother, Larry Medico, Shavertown; sister, Tina, and her husband, atty. William Anzalone, Shavertown; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Barbara’s Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Memorial Street, Exeter. Those attending the funeral Mass are asked to go directly to the church on Thursday morning. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church Center. Memorial donations in Charles’ name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN38105. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. Online condolences may be made at

Sarah E. Zurinski January 21, 2012 E. Zurinski, 99, formerly S arah Luzerne, passed away in her

sleep on Saturday at ManorCare, Kingston. Born in Windber, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Zilma Redpath Platt. She was a member of the Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. Prior to her retirement, she was a housekeeper for many different families of the area. She volunteered at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains Township. A former member of St. Ann’s Altar and Rosary Society and the Marine Corps Women’s Auxiliary, Kingston. Sarah was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Zurinski, in February 1974, and sons, Martin Yanchunis, Francis Yanchunis and Daniel Yanchunis. She is survived by daughters, Rita Kolp of Harveys Lake, Orba June Vincent of Louisiana, and son Louis Yanchunis of California; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Taylor of California, and brother, Robert O’Rourke, of Carlisle, Pa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael Zipay officiating. Interment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Lehman. There will be no viewing. Family and friends are asked to go directly to church. Family would like to send a heartfilled thanks to the staff of ManorCare and hospice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. To light a virtual candle or leave a message of condolence for her family, please visit

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day, January 19, 2012, at Hospice of Cincinnati-Blue Ash. She was a resident at Mason Christian Village in Mason, Ohio, for the past three years. She was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Baloh. Mary and her husband Leonard owned and managed Leonard’s Market in Luzerne for 20 years. Prior to retirement, she was active in many community organizations, including the Women’s Auxiliary of the Luzerne Fire Department, the United Retail Grower’s Association and the American Legion Auxiliary. During her retirement years, Mary was an avid bridge player and also enjoyed a variety of other card games and card playing groups. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Simchick; her daughter, Joanne Skursky; her brothers, John, Victor and Frank Baloh and her sister, Marge Sokoloski. She is survived by her daughter Peggy Rahl and her husband Steve of Liberty Township, Ohio; her son Leonard Simchick and wife Jeanne of Hastings on Hudson, New York and son-in-law Eugene Skursky, Forty Fort. She was the beloved grandmother of five grandchildren, including Ken Rahl (wife Amy), Scott Rahl (wife Amy), Jonathan Skursky and Katrina and Georgia Simchick. She also had five great-grandchildren, including, Olivia, Rachel, Adam, Nathan and Natalie Rahl. Mary is also survived by her sister Ceil Suponcic, her brother Joseph Baloh and many nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the fam-

Born in Toms River, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Irene (Stelma) and Arthur R. Hadley Sr. She was a 1980 graduate of Pittston Area Sr. High School, Yatesville, and attended Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke. Penny was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot for over 25 years as a Customer Service Representative in the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tobyhanna Distribution. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant (the former St. Patrick’s Parish). Penny was a loving mother, sister and friend who will be sadly missed. With a heart of gold, she tended to other’s needs before hers and could always be counted on in times of need. She enjoyed entertaining and opening her home to friends and taking trips near and far with the ones she loved. She will be remembered for her bright smile and outgoing personality that was unmatched. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Hadley Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Ashley Graff, Milton; a son, David

Graff, at home; a brother, Wayne Hadley, Olyphant: companion, Wayne Monroe, Tobyhanna; one uncle, two aunts, a nephew and cousins. The funeral will be Thursday, January 26, from the Ruane & Regan Funeral Home, 1308 Grove Street, Avoca, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 529 Stephenson Street, Duryea. Friends are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Phoenix and Evans Streets, Duryea. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. To leave an online condolence, visit

Ella V. (Bogert) Linton January 22, 2012 Ella V. (Bogert) Linton, 67, of Old Tioga Turnpike, Stillwater, died peacefully Sunday evening, January 22, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospice Unit following a very brief illness. Born April 13, 1944, in Bloomsburg, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Nettie V. (Savage) Bogert. Mrs. Linton had worked for the Magee Carpet Company in Bloomsburg and later was a nurse’s aide at the Klingerman Nursing Center in Orangeville. She had also worked as a custodian for the Benton Foundry for a few years. She was a devout Christian and enjoyed writing letters and having pen pals. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed wildlife, feeding

and watching the birds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon M. Linton, on December 26, 2006. Surviving are her daughter, Stephanie Steinruck, and her husband, Charles “Rick,” of Cedar Lake, Indiana; a brother, John Bogert, and his wife, Marlene, of Naples, Florida; and her beloved dog, Ellie; also two step-grandsons and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28, at noon at the McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (Rt. 487). A viewing will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at McMichael’s. Burial will be in the New Columbus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Imerman Angels, 400 W. Erie, Suite 405, Chicago, IL 60654 ( (One-on-one nationwide cancer support connecting cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.) For online condolences, please visit our website

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ily. Arrangements are provided by the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Memorial donations can be made to The Christian Benevolent Association, c/o the Compassionate Care Fund, 411 Western Row Road, Mason, OH 45040, or Hospice of Cincinnati – Blue Ash, 4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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January 19, 2012 Mr. Maynard “Sam” Bowman, age 69, of 143 Shannon Hill Rd., Meshoppen, Pa., passed away Sunday afternoon, January 22, 2012 at his home in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County. Sam was born in Laceyville, Pa., on August 5, 1942, the son of the late Maynard J. Bowman, who passed away on September 12, 1998 and Minnie V. Hawley Bowman, who passed away on September 20, 2005. He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, class of 1961. Sam worked as a machinist foreman for Cornell Manufacturing and later named Pendu Manufacturing for over 25 years and retiring in 2008. He also was a truck driver and a heavy-equipment operator for Sam VanDeMark, Burt

Smith and Art Shelley. Sam thoroughly enjoyed his retirement with his grandsons in which they took pleasure in working on and showing antique tractors and engines. In addition, he was a member of Endless Mountains Antique Power Association. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Virginia A. Kirk, whom he married on August 24, 1963; his daughter, Beth Polovitch of Nicholson, Pa.; his grandsons, Eric Polovitch of Springville, Pa., and Alex Polovitch of Nicholson, Pa.; his brother, Merton (Mert) Bowman, and his wife, Karen, of Lawton, Pa., and his sister, Mary Lee Goodwin of Mehoopany, Pa. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial services and interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations can do so to Endless Mountains Antique Power Association, in care of Carl Bedford, 4732 SR 87, Mehoopany, PA 18629.

FUNERALS CAPOZZA – Peter, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. CLARK – Marian, funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. COSGROVE – Richard, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday in St John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. HILGERT – William, friends may call 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today in the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. JONES – Kenyon, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. KACPRZAK – Lillian, friends may call 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today in the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Martha’s Church,

Stillwater. KRELL – Matushka, funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Resurrection Cathedral, 591 N. Main St., WilkesBarre. MCHUGH – Marie, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. today in St. Benedict’s Church, Parsons. Friends are invited to go directly to church. NADOLNY – Elizabeth, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home 136 Maffett St., Plains Township. Divine Liturgy and Requiem Services at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. PESTA – Lillian, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., WilkesBarre. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch. Friends may call 9 a.m. until time of service. SHOTWELL – Thomas Sr., funeral 10 a.m. today in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge

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Mary Richards January 21, 2012 ary Helen Richards, 95, of Wilkes-Barre, entered in to M eternal rest Saturday morning, Ja-

nuary 21, 2012 at her home. Born November 8, 1916, in Richmond, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Wilkens) Richards. She attended Meyers High School, and was employed by Bass Manufacturing, Plymouth, as a presser for many years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Ruth Richards, Elizabeth Wheeler, Marguerite Panzino, and a brother, George Richards, and her loving niece Linda Yelland. Surviving are her sister Dolores

Richards, at home; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Lawn Cemetery’s Chapel, Hanover Township, with Pastor Don Hartshorne, of the Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, officiating. Friends are welcome to attend the funeral services at the Chapel on Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to The Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., Mountain Top, and Hanover Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bethesda Congregational Church, 37 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville.

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ley Village, died Sunday afternoon at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. Born February 12, 1920, she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret Hersh Pace. She was a graduate of Meyers High School and WilkesBarre General Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Associated Internists, Kingston. For many years she was a member of the Dallas United Methodist Church, Dallas, and recently a member of the Wyoming Avenue Christian Church, Kingston. She was a longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star, a District Deputy to the area Rainbow Girls, and a member of the Gideons International. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fay E. Hopkins, and second husband, Percy Love; son Bruce Hopkins; her brother Lawrence Pace. She is survived by her son Donald Hopkins (Mary Ann), Dallas; daughter, Barbara Hopkins Apaliski (George), State College; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She also is survived by Percy Love’s children, Richard (Kay), Dallas, and Nancy Miller (Ken) Miller, Shavertown; seven grand-




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the commissioner-approved budget would have forced the court to cut $5 million with unionmandated raises added in. The staff reduction under the proposal presented Monday would actually total 78, but Pribula said 22 positions have already been eliminated through retirements and the elimination of row officer positions. Council members expressed their distaste for the tax increase, but some said they saw it as the only solution. Council members engaged in emotional debate with union representatives. Staff reductions would total about 100 without the tax increase, Pribula said.




The council also spent nearly three hours Monday publicly interviewing 16 citizen applicants for two unpaid seats on the new Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission. “We have a lot of fine candidates, and we have a lot of talking to do,” said council Vice Chairwoman Linda McClosky Houck, who served as moderator. The commission will police the yet-to-be-adopted ethics code. The council must choose a Republican and Democrat citizen representative. Five Republicans were interviewed: William Cech, Kingston; Nancy DiGiovanni, Wilkes-

Barre; Margaret Hogan, Exeter Township; Jennifer Johnson, Harveys Lake; and Diane Sivelly, Laflin. The 11 Democrats: Mario Fiorucci Jr., Sugar Notch; Ray Gustave, West Wyoming; Vito A. Forlenza, Hughestown; Frank Haduck, Bear Creek; Richard Heffron, Dallas; Bruce Simpson, Wilkes-Barre; Renee Taffera, Larksville; John Castagna, Butler Township; Edward Klem, Plains Township; John Lenahan, Kingston; and Constantine Wayda, Ashley. In the matter of the county manager, Lawton is expected to be in the area, though it’s unclear if he will attend the council meet-

ing, which begins at 6:01 p.m. today in the county Emergency Management Agency building, Water Street, Wilkes-Barre. The agenda also says council members plan to make the following appointments to the county election board: John C. Ruckno, Republican, four-year term; Thomas J. Baldino, Democrat, four-year term; John F. Newman, Republican, two-year term, and Barbara J. Williams, Democrat, two -year term. Council also plans to appoint the following assessment appeal board members, the agenda says: Donald Warren, four-year term; Neil Allen, four -year term; and Patrick Musto, two-year term.

Court hears challenges to Pa. assembly districts State’s high court has the final say on the new House and Senate district maps. By MARC LEVY Associated Press

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HARRISBURG — Challengers to the new district boundaries for Pennsylvania state senators and representatives told state Supreme Court justices Monday that mapmakers cannot possibly justify their reasons for splitting some counties and towns, but lawyers for the mapmaking commission responded that tossing out its plan would throw an established process into disarray. The state’s high court has the final say on the new state House and Senate district maps, which were produced last month by the five-member Legislative Reapportionment Commission in a once-a-decade exercise that takes into account population shifts under the 2010 Census. Critics of the maps say they

lean too heavily toward political party considerations or protecting existing officeholders, instead of common-sense districts that keep counties, municipalities and wards together as the constitution requires unless it is “absolutely necessary.” They say that alternative maps they drew have fewer splits than the map drawn by the reapportionment commission, and that the high court should not approve it this time just because it has turned away each challenge to the commission’s maps in the last 40 years. “This court has evidence that the final plan appears to have more splits than the (state) constitution allows,” said lawyer David Montgomery, who was representing a Harrisburg city councilwoman who wants to run for the state House. But lawyers for the commission said their highest priority was ensuring that the population of each district is as equal as possible — also required by the con-

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POLICE BLOTTER HANOVER TWP. – A Bear Creek Township man was arraigned Monday on charges he assaulted his wife inside her Lee Park Avenue residence. Paul Daniel Czerniakowski, 47, of Meadow Run Road, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of simple assault. He was arraigned by District Judge Michael Dotzel in WilkesBarre Township and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. Township police arrested Czerniakowski after Michelle Czerniakowski claimed he choked her during an argument inside 229 Lee Park Ave. just after 3 a.m. Monday, according to the criminal complaint. Michelle Czerniakowski said she nearly passed out when she was allegedly choked. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 31 before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township. RYAN TWP. – State police at Frackville said they recovered a Chevrolet Blazer that was parked unattended along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Sunday. State police said Dominic Ceppa of Hanover Township had reported the vehicle stolen. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call state police at Frackville at 8745300.

COURT BRIEF WILKES-BARRE – A Luzerne County judge on Monday denied the request of a man sentenced for his role in a $3.6 million cocaine distribution ring to have his sentence reduced. Judge Thomas Burke denied the request of John Ricci, 38, sentenced in December to seven to 14 years in state prison. Prosecutors say Ricci participated in the drug ring operated by members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, which distributed cocaine throughout the area beginning in July 2008. In court papers filed shortly after his sentencing, Ricci said he should be given a reduced sentence because he has no “significant criminal history” in that the drug charges are the first felony charges he has faced; and because Ricci has testified for prosecutors on several occasions at local preliminary hearings and before the statewide grand jury against a number of his co-defendants.

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PLAINS TWP. – The state Commonwealth Court has upheld a Luzerne County judge’s ruling that denied payment of unused sick leave to the former zoning and code enforcement officer for Plains Township. Richard Piekutowski had filed the appeal, seeking to recoup $16,865 for roughly 128 days of unused sick time he had accumulated when he resigned from the position in April 2005. An arbitrator originally ruled in Piekutowski’s favor in 2009, but the township appealed to the decision to Luzerne County Court. A judge overturned the ruling in December 2010, finding that Piekutowski’s employment contract with the township did not provide for that benefit. In his appeal to the Commonwealth Court, Piekutowski argued his contract stated he was entitled to 15 sick days a year, which he could accumulate up to 150 days. The contract did not specifically state whether he could cash in unused days, however. Because it was silent on that issue, Piekutowski argued that created an ambiguity. Under contract law, any ambiguity must be interpreted against the township, thus entitling him to the benefit. The Commonwealth Court disagreed. The court said the fact there was no agreement regarding payment for unused sick days meant no payment was offered, therefore there was no ambiguity.

EDWARDSVILLE – Jaren Nathaniel Morris, 22, of Hillside Avenue, was arraigned Monday on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail. Police allege Morris assaulted Marty Roberts during an argument in his residence at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the criminal complaint. A preliminary hearing is



scheduled on Feb. 1 before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston. NEWPORT TWP. – Two people were arraigned Monday on charges they assaulted each other during an argument. Bradley James Buchanan, 26, of Rock Street, Newport Township, and Ashley Mooney, 24, of South Meade Street, WilkesBarre, were charged with simple assault and harassment. Buchanan and Mooney were



jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $1,000 bail each. Township police allege Buchanan claimed Mooney kicked him, and Mooney claimed Buchanan slammed her on the floor and dragged her down stairs inside his residence just after 9 p.m. Sunday, according to the criminal complaint. Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Feb. 1 before District Judge Donald Whittaker in Nanticoke.


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cording to court records. A county judge in January 2003 dismissed charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief against Kozloski after his then lawyer, John Pike, argued prosecutors did not establish a case against him.

Those charges filed by Wilkes-Barre police related to a home invasion involving a gun in March 2002. The District Attorney’s Office in April 2003 withdrew a charge of possession of a controlled substance against Kozloski, who had been accused by state police of passing prescription tablets at a Wyoming Area football game in September 2001, court records say. Kozloski is free on $50,000 bail.


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HE COACH warned us not to show off. Yet, apparently in an effort to be first and flashy, a young man prematurely and erroneously reported on Saturday night that the old, cancer-stricken football coach had died. Far worse, several so-called professional media outlets abandoned the basic rules of journalism and fueled the rumor, no doubt adding to the family’s distress. The coach wanted us to be patient and to play fair. Even the coach’s bosses couldn’t seem to show restraint and to exercise fair play during early November when the masses called for a pound of flesh. Amid blistering public criticism and ample confusion, these purported “leaders” chose first to save face. They fired the then-84-year-old coach. Only later, they said, would they gather the facts. The coach urged us to stick with the game plan. Like another run up the middle, consistently extending a legal right such as “due process” to individuals doesn’t usually bring the crowd to its feet. The bleacher sitters instead holler for instant results, preferably with high drama. In the coach’s final days on the field,

many people assigned guilt and extended blame far and wide. Certain editorial writers The coach and talk show yappers fanned the frenzy. A governor and others obliged the mob, implying swift action was needed to ensure the “safety of children.” This week, the morally righteous might be seen backpedaling as they file past the coach’s coffin. The coach told us to keep perspective. In life, there are many more important things than games and scores. But, confronting a painful loss toward the end of last season, rioters took to State College’s streets, seemingly oblivious to what mattered most: alleged child victims. The coach of Penn State University’s football program for 45 years, a famed and feisty man imbued with all the usual human frailties, didn’t want us to be like him, but to work to become our better selves. It seems we will need more practice, Coach. Much more practice.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I think you’re going to see the establishment go crazy in the next week or two.” Newt Gingrich The contender for the Republican presidential nomination predicted Monday that his momentum after a weekend victory in South Carolina’s primary would rankle certain members of the GOP hierarchy who don’t want to see him win.


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OR ALL THE Harrisburg politicians who proclaim they’re doing the will of the people, there’s a jarring disconnect with key reforms and policies that a majority of Pennsylvanians favor. The many issues that voters say they want state lawmakers to address, yet which they haven’t, include a crackdown on illegal handgun trafficking, levying a tax on natural gas drillers, campaign-finance reform and an end to backdoor tactics in the Legislature. But now a Carlisle-based activist is trying to connect the dots between state policy and what the opinion polls say. Former state legislative aide Tim Potts, a cofounder of the grassroots reform group Democracy Rising PA, has launched a political committee that, uniquely, will craft its agenda based solely upon a consensus of current public opinion. While Potts’ fledgling Majority Party PA group will raise campaign funds, its greater impact could be as a bully pulpit.


The initiative could serve as a way to focus Pennsylvania’s leaders on key public concerns that, with the state capital overrun by special-interest groups, simply do not get addressed. For one thing, Potts’ website – – will serve as a useful clearinghouse for any issue that is polling over 60 percent in two or more reputable polls. An inherent problem with Potts’ idea is that policymakers could well be whipsawed by conflicting voter sentiments. Nor should elected officials have to march in lockstep with fickle or misguided majority opinion if, in their best judgment, the state needs to be led in another direction. (A good example would be recent polling that shows overwhelming support for a voter ID law that, clearly, would deny the franchise to many.) Where Potts is on target, though, is in trying to counter policy-making that consistently ignores reforms that most citizens favor. The Philadelphia Inquirer

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A united effort will help strengthen our community I AM not sure if his or her name was Ms. Garmin, Mr. Tomtom or Sir Magellan, but I would like to shake the hand of the person who invented the GPS navigation system! In recent weeks, I have been in Virginia, Maryland, Pittsburgh, State College and Philadelphia. Without any problems, thankfully, my GPS unit kept me from getting lost and successfully guided me to my destinations. All of us, from time to time, need some guidance and direction. Sometimes, all we need is a small computer with great satellite mapping software. In more serious times of conflict, confusion or trouble, however, many people will seek directions and advice from their faith, family, friends and other professionals, including professionals in the nonprofit, socialservices sector. One critical and meaningful way people work together to provide direction to and improve our community is through the United Way of Wyoming Valley. Through the United Way, thousands of people give, volunteer and advocate to provide the support and direction that improves our quality of life. I am honored and humbled to have been selected by the United Way Board of Directors in what was a lengthy national search for new leadership. It truly will be a privi-




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income and health – the most essential building blocks for a better quality of life. Locally, the United Way is committed to being meaningful and ambitious in reaching BILL JONES our greatest aspirations. I am truly looking forward to working with the many dedicated lege to serve the United Way, this wonderful board members, countless volunteers, gencommunity we call home and the hardwork- erous donors and the hardworking staff in ing agencies that strive every day to advance the efforts to be an agent of positive change and to advance the common good. the common good. In talking with people all across our comLocally and throughout the nation, the United Way is a well-recognized and trusted munity, I know that we share similar values and we all want the same things – great name in the nonprofit sector. While many schools, a vibrant local economy, strong people associate the United Way with a fall fundraising campaign supported by employ- stable families, safe neighborhoods, access to health care, reduction of the poverty ers of all sizes, the organization is so much levels, the ability to age without worry, etc. more. The United Way recognizes that we These are the types of issues and vision are all connected with and dependent on we’ll be working toward every day at United each other – we “Live United.” The impact in the community, therefore, is much deeper Way. In time, I hope to share stories of the and more profound than most realize. impact the United Way is making in our Every day in the Wyoming Valley, the community. The stories are powerful. United Way is engaged in recruiting people We are all travelers on the paths and jourand organizations with the passion and commitment to get things done. Daily, there neys of life. We are traveling together. A GPS unit can help, but what we really need are many discussions and a great deal of is each other. planning taking place to address the most The United Way invites you to join us. pressing needs we face. We are working to There is a lot you can do. You can give, you create lasting change. can advocate and you can volunteer. That is This year, across the country, the United what it means to LIVE UNITED. Way movement will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its founding. Its mission to “improve lives” has not changed in all that Bill Jones is the president and CEO of the United time. Today, the organization is focusing its Way of Wyoming Valley. He can be reached at direction on the critical issues of education, 829-671 1 ext. 230.

am writing this letter in great hope that it might resonate in the minds of people who currently are not voting. Day after day people from all walks of life come through the doors of my business and complain. They complain about the economy, jobs, corruption and our current elected officials: senators, congressmen and the president. They say there is no hope and that our representatives are all a bunch of thieves and liars. This might be true of some, but not all. The people of this great country have a duty and responsibility to ourselves and our families to vote. It is not our privilege to vote; it is our right. Now consider if all of those people who don’t vote, would. Do you think that would make a difference? People talk about term limits; the people have the ability to create term limits. If you don’t like the job your representative is doing, vote him or her out of office. We have allowed our representatives to gain so much power by not doing our job.

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So I urge you: Take the time. Study the issues. Look at the candidates. Look at their records, not paid commercials. And vote your conscience. Learn about the system and how it works. Please don’t say my vote doesn’t matter. Of all Americans eligible to vote, 22 percent are not even registered; of those registered, only 35 percent vote. The shame is on us. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, consider your responsibility to vote. Get involved and exercise your right.

nce again our president plays the blame game. Looking to forward his re-election bid and overlooking what’s best for our country, he attempted to stall an important decision until after November’s elections. Congress tried to hold his feet to the fire by asking for a more timely decision. So now he rejects the Keystone Pipeline, the jobs it would provide, the energy resources it would bring, and he blames the Republicans? Gas prices have doubled during his administration because President Obama lacks the courage to do the right thing. In this instance, he has sacrificed the good of the American people to gain support of far-left, radical environmentalists. He does not deserve re-election, but, mark my words, this decision will be reversed regardless of who wins. He is the most spineless politician to ever occupy the White House.

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But many alumni and students say Paterno was treated shabbily by the Board of Trustees in November, and trustees and other members of the administration might not be made to feel welcome at the memorial for the 85year-old coach, who died Sunday of lung cancer. “I don’t think it’s going to be heavily laden with administration and trustees,” said trustee Linda Strumpf, who lives in New York and will not attend. “This is something the family is putting together and not the university. I don’t think the university wants to be in a position to tell them what a memorial service looks like.” But trustee Al Clemens said he will be there to honor a man he described as a good friend. “This is really a family thing, and so we’re just going to go as individuals,” Clemens said. “Joe’s a great guy. No matter was the situation was in the last two months, it doesn’t take away from what he’s done through history for so many people. He’s just been tremendous.” The viewing will be held today and Wednesday at a campus spiritual center, followed by a private funeral Wednesday afternoon. The public memorial will be at the Jordan Center and is expected to draw thousands. Michael Day, a 1973 Penn State graduate from Hagerstown, Md., whose father taught there and whose four children all have Penn State degrees, said the trustees were wrong to fire Paterno and he believes they will ultimately be replaced. He said he hopes they don’t attend. “I think the Penn State community is separate from the Penn State Board of Trustees,” he said. “The Board of Trustees has separated itself from the Penn State community, and the Penn State com-

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involved judicial kickbacks and two for-profit youth detention centers.” Senior U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik designated the commission as administrator of the funds. Mark Zimmer, commission chairman, addressed about 50 people in the McGowan School of Business Burke Auditorium. “Unfortunately, this money will never right the wrongs inflicted on the youth and their families who were victimized,” Zimmer said. “But it will help the community move forward by investing in programs and initiatives that will benefit the children and youth living in Luzerne County today.” Zimmer, a former Wayne County district attorney, said maxi-

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lic that McCormick had “lied” about the existence of the statements. “The bottom line is they lied. They said the documents don’t exist. I have them. That’s perjury,” Wielgosz said. Leighton adamantly denied there was any intent to conceal the statements from Wielgosz. Leighton said Bank of America mistakenly advised McCormick the statements did not exist. The city was in contact with the bank throughout the day Monday to try to find out what happened, but had not gotten an explanation as of the close of business. “I can’t emphasize enough that no one in my administration tried to hide anything,” Leighton said. “Marie McCormick relied on a letter she received from the bank. She would never do anything to mislead the public.” The dispute centers on an affidavit McCormick provided on Oct. 20 in response to a request Wielgosz had filed under the state’s Right to Know Act. McCormick had contacted Bank

Erroneous reporting began with Twitter post by student journalist and spread.

Novice reporters have long been admonished to double-check a news tip, even if the tip happens to be that your mother says she loves you. In the case of Joe Paterno’s death, some forgot the basics. The result was a chain reaction of misreporting that grew blindly from a student journalist’s Twitter post erroneously suggesting that Paterno, 85, had succumbed to lung cancer on Saturday night. The legendary former Penn State football coach actually died Sunday morning, about 14 hours after some media sources had already declared him dead. Two inaccurate reports occurred locally. WBRE-TV 28 broke into regular programming just after 9 p.m. Saturday to report Paterno had died. Dawn Miller, WBRE producer, said there were three sources reporting Paterno’s death before anchor/reporter Eric Deabill went on air during regular programming. Miller said, the NBC affiliate’s news wire service and a tweet from Onward State, a student run online news organization serving the Penn State campus, were the source of information Saturday night. WBRE retracted the report of Paterno’s death after learning it was inaccurate, Miller said. Go Lackawanna, a weekly newspaper published by Impressions Media, the parent company of The Times Leader, posted on its website that Paterno died Saturday night. Loran Lewis, a professor in the communications studies department at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, said social media and the rush to be first creates

problems. “It’s always been part of the media to be the first one with the scoop,” Lewis said. “The downside of that great rush with new technologies and social media, everything happens so quickly. There are few gate keepers in between the reporters and the publication. There used to be two or three editors that will look at a story before it goes out. Now you can send it out unmonitored.” The premature reporting suggests the “me-too” nature of the news media in a digital age. It also says much about the power of Twitter, a favorite tool of journalists for quickly spreading commentary and news — including, it turns out, the inaccurate kind. The domino that tipped over the entire line on Saturday was a tweet from a student-run Web site, Onward State, that covers the State College community. “Our sources can now confirm: Joseph Vincent Paterno has passed away tonight at the age of 85,” the site reported via Twitter around 8:45 p.m. Almost immediately, the information was picked up and relayed as fact by a series of Web sites, including, the Huffington Post and the Daily Beast. Based on these postings, other journalists jumped in with tweets of their own. Except Onward State had gotten some seriously bad information. In a posting on the site on Sunday, Davis Shaver, Onward’s founder, explained that one of his writers, whom he would not identify, had received the information about Paterno’s death around 8 p.m. He said the information came from a source, whom Shaver also would not identify, who said that Paterno’s passing had been confirmed in an e-mail sent to Penn State athletes by a high-ranking school official. Times Leader reporter Edward Lewis contributed to this report.

rates, improve the coordination of youth services in Luzerne County and provide opportunities for community partnerships to teach youth new skills. Carol Hussa of the WilkesBarre YMCA said she will review the information to see what the best fit would be for the agency. Lisa Baumann and Kathy Krivenko of Maternal Family Health Services said funding for the agency’s home visitation program for first-

time and at-risk mothers would help up to 210 families in the county. “PCCD will not use any of this funding for administrative costs,” Zimmer said. “The entire $2.16 million ($100,000 interest has accrued) will go to the applicants.” Applications must be in by March 14 and funding will be approved by the middle of June with July 1 as the start date for all funded projects.


vania and northern West Virginia yield other hydrocarbons, such as propane, ethane and butane, Grove said. Other dry gas regions will see larger cutbacks. Overall, Chesapeake will reduce the number of rigs working in dry gas regions by half, with fields in Arkansas and Texas losing 60 percent of their active rigs. The company’s plan also calls for a cut of 500 million cubic feet of gas per day, about 8 percent of its current production, in two drilling regions in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. The move is designed to reduce the glut of natural gas in the country, and therefore increase prices. But analysts caution that drillers historically have reneged on plans to cut output in times of low prices, bowing to pressure from investors to increase production. Extreme weather for two winters and two summers kept natural gas prices high by boosting demand for home heating and power generation. But this season’s mild winter weather, especially in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, has crimped demand and led to a glut. Natural gas futures slipped to $2.32 per 1,000 cubic feet last week, their lowest levels since 2002. Also, even as drillers avoid drygas regions, they are aggressively increasing drilling in regions rich in oil and other liquids. Those regions also produce large amounts of natural gas, which will help keep total natural gas production high and will likely keep prices relatively low. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

By PAUL FARHI The Washington Post


Tributes surround a statue of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus Monday in State College.

munity loves Joe Paterno and always will. So it’s appropriate for the Penn State community to honor Joe Paterno in this service.” Paterno was fired Nov. 9 after he was criticized over his handling of child sex-abuse allegations leveled against former assistant Jerry Sandusky in 2002. Pennsylvania’s state police commissioner said that in not going to the police, Paterno may have met his legal duty but not his moral one. Bitterness over Paterno’s removal has turned up in many forms, from online postings to a note placed next to Paterno’s statue at the football stadium blaming the trustees for his death. A newspaper headline that read “FIRED” was crossed out and made to read, “Killed by Trustees.” Lanny Davis, lawyer for the board, said threats have been made against the trustees. Janice Hume, a journalism professor at the University of Georgia, said that staging an appropriate memorial creates a dilemma similar to the one faced by Paterno’s obituary writers: how to address the scandal without letting it negate his entire career.

PCCD INFO PCCD, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, is the state’s leading agency for criminal and juvenile justice policy issues. The agency helps to coordinate the work of state and local justice agencies by increasing communications, distributing state and federal crime prevention funding, strengthening communities, supporting essential law enforcement support services, and offering financial support to victims of crime. For more information, visit or call 717-7050888.

mum grants of $200,000 over two years are possible. He said programs qualifying must serve clients 20 years old and younger. He said the only exclusion would be for groups affiliated with Mericle and or his businesses and family members. “Because of drastic cuts, I think everybody is looking for help,” of America to request copies of 21 statements Wielgosz had sought, but were not in the possession of the city. Affidavit in question McCormick’s affidavit said she received a letter from Bank of America representative Donna Durkin. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Times Leader, states that 20 of the 21 requested statements did not exist because there were no balances due, therefore no statement would have been generated. Wielgosz and Charlotte Raup, who reviewed the statements with Wielgosz, remained suspicious because there were several instances in which payments were made on cards, but were not reflected on any statement. Those suspicions led Wielgosz to subpoena FIA Card Services, which he was permitted to do by virtue of the petition to compel he had filed. FIA Card Services provided him 15 statements that McCormick, based on the Bank of America letter, said did not exist. Wielgosz never got to present that portion of the case at Monday’s hearing, however, because

PUBLIC MEMORIAL EVENTS Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno will be buried Wednesday, and his family has scheduled three days of public memorial events this week. Paterno died Sunday at age 85, less than three months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. In a schedule released by a family spokesman, the first public viewing will be held today, a 10-hour session starting at 1 p.m. at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State campus. Another viewing will take place for four hours Wednesday starting at 8 a.m. A private funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m.

that day. Finally, a memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Jordan Center, the basketball arena next to Beaver Stadium. Tickets to “A Memorial For Joe” are free, but demand is expected to be very high. Two tickets per person will be made available at 10 a.m. today and can be ordered online ( tickets) or by phone (1-800-NITTANY). Parking information for all three days is also available on The Big Ten Network will have live coverage of Thursday’s memorial.

“I think it’s probably very difficult to strike the right balance,” she said. Clemens said the board will later consider more lasting tributes to Paterno, including scholarships in his name. Because of his generosity to the school, his family name is already on the library and a spiritual center. There has also been a movement over the past few years to change the name of Beaver Stadium to Joe Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium, and on Monday the man behind it,

Warren W. Armstrong, a 1960 graduate and retired Allentown advertising executive, said he would renew his efforts. Some are suggesting renaming the street leading to the stadium Paterno Way. A family spokesman said the Paternos’ focus this week is on the viewing and funeral plans and they do want to weigh in on any ideas for a permanent memorial right now. But “I would say the family would welcome a conversation on that,” Dan McGinn said.

said Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis. “I’m here to listen to what PCCD has to say. I’d like to get some funding for our juvenile division.” Cheryl Sobeski and Kris Nardi of the Public Defender’s Office said they will seek funding for the agency’s college mentoring program. “This could provide an opportunity for us to expand the program,” Sobeski said. Carol Crane, representing the Pittston Memorial Library, said a grant would help implement an inter-generational family program. “We’re seeing more and more grandparents raising their grandchildren,” Crane said. James Gidosh, a local skateboarding enthusiast, and Holly Quinn, Nanticoke city administrator, are hopeful a grant would help build a skateboard park that’s been on the books for a couple years.

“We’re hoping to phase-in a skateboard park,” Quinn said. In 2009, Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan were charged with federal racketeering and related crimes. Mericle, a cooperating defendant involved in the scheme, pleaded guilty and, as part of his sentence, has agreed to pay $2.15 million toward programs that benefit the welfare of youth in Luzerne County. The money will be allocated through a competitive grant process. Research-based projects that have proven to be effective will receive priority consideration. Michael Pennington, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency director, said funds may be requested to implement or expand community-based programs including, but not limited to, initiatives to help prevent delinquency and lower truancy

the hearing was solely to decide the issue of his motion to compel the city to provide the statements. Since he already had them, legally, there was no issue to resolve. Leighton said the city had no idea Wielgosz had obtained the statements until the start of the hearing. He said he wished Wielgosz had advised the city of that beforehand, which would have allowed it to investigate the matter to find out why McCormick was given incorrect information. “We want to know why they couldn’t find (the statements) for us, but they could find them for someone else,” Leighton said. Wielgosz and Raup, who attended Monday’s hearing, questioned why the city had to go to Bank of America at all. It should have had copies of the statements, Raup said. “Why were so many statements missing in the first place? Aren’t they required to maintain their own records?” Raup said. “This is not, nor should it have ever been, Bank of America’s place produce city records.” Leighton said he could not explain why the city did not have copies of the statements. He said he’s continuing to look into the

matter, but suspects they may have been misplaced given the volume of bills the city takes in annually. “They could have been attached to something else by mistake,” he said. “We get thousands of vouchers ranging from paving streets to buying a hammer or a shovel.” Suspicions raised Wielgosz had suspected the city withheld the statements because officials did not want the public to know what was charged to the cards. A review of the statements shows total new charges of $5,218 to Murphy’s credit card over five statements. The bulk of the charges were for hotel stays in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and New York City. There were no new charges on Leighton’s or McCormick’s cards, only payments. Wielgosz said the amount of the charges was not issue. The fact remained he was told the statements did not exist. “If they are going to lie about something that doesn’t matter, what kind of crap are they going to give me for something that does matter?” he said.

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called “dry gas” areas where few other products are extracted. That includes Northeastern Pennsylvania, where the company plans to have12 operating drill rigs by the second quarter of 2012, down from 17 now, said Brian Grove, Chesapeake’s senior director-corporate development. In a release announcing the cutbacks, Chesapeake said it would defer completion of some dry gas wells that have been drilled but not completed. Grove said that will not be the case here, and the company expects to drill about 140 wells this year in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The company has 194 producing wells in the region. Employment will not be reduced, Grove said. “We have more than 1,500 employees in Pennsylvania and more than a dozen facilities. While some employees will be redirected in their activities (e.g. drilling crews), no layoffs are planned.” Other activities will be adjusted to match the slower pace of drilling, Grove said, “but projects under way will continue as normal.” Leasing will slow as well. “While we are not actively seeking large amounts of new acreage, a limited amount of leasing activity will continue in many areas to complete planned drilling units,” Grove said. While Northeastern Pennsylvania wells produce dry gas, those in southwestern Pennsyl-








Jackson presents his story to board Dallas administration and longtime football coach spar on war of words. By PAUL SOKOLOSKI

DALLAS – Is Ted Jackson the ranting, raving, out-of-control coach his superiors make him out to be? Or is he simply the victim of a supersensitive Dallas school district? The Dallas school board will have to decide during a general purpose meeting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, after both sides presented distinctly varying descriptions of the events that caused the Dallas board to open Jackson’s job as head football coach after 28 seasons leading the Mountaineers.


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Only one thing is certain. Jackson wants to continue on for a 29th season as Dallas’ head football coach. “Yes,” he answered firmly. Jackson But his status remains on shaky ground, after the Dallas school board voted 8-1 to open its head football job during a regular meeting last month. Feeling he didn’t get an opportunity to present his case, Jackson asked for and received a Loudermill hearing – part of the due process requirement that must be provided to a government employee prior to removing or impact-

ing the employment right – held Monday at the Dallas Middle School. “My goals were to put Dallas football on the map,” Jackson said at the start of his testimony. There’s little question Jackson did that, with just one losing season during his tenure to go along with a state title and two trips to the District 2 championship game over the last three seasons. “He’s a very well-respected gentleman,” Meyers athletic director Mike Namey – who once taught with Jackson at Plains Jr. High, testified before the Dallas board. But Dallas principal Jeff Shaffer and the school’s athletic director Nancy Roberts painted the picture of a man far

from gentle. “I had concerns about his judgment, his temperament,” Shaffer said. He listed three major points that Jackson’s camp contends influenced the board’s original vote. Shaffer contends Jackson publicly embarrassed a superior – athletic director Roberts – when pregame introductions were neglected during a home district playoff game against Scranton Prep this past season. “He was so upset, he really wasn’t hearing what I was saying,” Roberts told the board, accusing Jackson of waving his arms in an angry display at the time. “He was saying, ‘Only at DalSee JACKSON , Page 3B


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Seven-point run before halftime catapults Hazleton Area to win over WVW. By JOHN ERZAR

BERWICK – The crack came a bit earlier this time. Right at the end of the second quarter to be exact. And once again, Hazleton Area widened the chasm enough for Wyoming Valley West to freefall into Monday night. Hazleton ArHAZLETON ea went on a sevAREA en-point run to end the first half, taking the lead WYO. VALLEY for good as it captured the WEST Wyoming Valley Conference Division I boys basketball first-half title with a 70-46 victory. “It’s huge,” Hazleton Area coach Mike Joseph said of the special playoff game victory at the Berwick Middle School. “I told them it’s something you can put in your back pocket and in the savings account right now. “But we’re only halfway there. We have seven games in the second-half that we’ll start preparing for one at a time.” Hazleton Area (6-1 Div. I, 12-3 overall) defeated Valley West 7143 last Tuesday. The Spartans, though, were without standout guard James McCann (shoulder injury) for that game and looked like a different team early on in the rematch. Forward Jaquan Ingram was strong on the boards and, along with some timely shooting by



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Penn State coach Bill O’Brien was back in his new office in State College on Monday after helping the New England Patriots reach the Super Bowl a day earlier. Today, O’Brien will attend a public viewing for Joe Paterno, who died Sunday morning.

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Today, Bill O’Brien will pay his respects to his predecessor. Tomorrow, the work begins to honor him. Penn State’s new head coach is back in State College and will attend a public viewing for Joe Paterno today at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on campus. O’Brien is charged with taking up for Paterno, who died Sunday morning of lung cancer at age 85. O’Brien was able to speak with the former coach by phone before he was admitted to the hospital for the final time. On the night O’Brien was officially hired by Penn State, Paterno gave his fellow Brown University alum, his blessing.

“It means a lot,” O’Brien told The Times Leader on Monday. “Here’s a man that was the coach for 61 years, 46 as To see the complete head coach. I can’t say transcript of enough of how he did it the inhere – how people feel terview, visit www.times about him. It’s really portant for us to hold up that same standard of excellence.” That begins with a commitment. The 42-year-old Massachusetts native still has an old one of those to finish first. On Wednesday night, he will fly back to New England and on Thursday he will begin preparing for Super Bowl XLVI.

For O’Brien it will be one final game – Feb. 5 in Indianapolis against the New York Giants – as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator. While he will have two more weeks of splitting time between two jobs, O’Brien was emphatic that his future lies in Happy Valley. “No question,” he said. “When I took the job, I don’t believe Penn State was hiring a coach for the next three years. I believe they were hiring a coach for a little bit longer than that. “Obviously you take everything dayby-day, but I intend to be here a long time.” Fortunately for O’Brien, the Patriots have been through this before. In DeSee O’BRIEN, Page 5B

JoePa’s death leaves his record for others to debate O P I N I O N By SALLY JENKINS The Washington Post


Wyoming Valley West’s Chris McCue (10) attempts a layup in front of Hazleton Area’s Frankie Vito during Monday’s game.

Joe Paterno could outtalk anybody in that Brooklyn beat cop’s voice of his. But the lung cancer and the chemo had left him breathless, and what emerged in two days of conversations with him, the last interview he would give, sounded like a series of sighs. Some of them satisfied, some of them regretful, all of them aware that his life was drawing to a close and 85 years were being relentlessly and reductively defined. Paterno studied his own end, and knew it wasn’t going to be storybook. So much for the old-fashioned narrative he had built, of bookish yet vigorous young men filling a stadium in the center Pennsylvania, men he had uplifted such as Franco Harris and Lydell Mitchell and Brandon Short, autumn leaves swirling softly over their heads. See JENKINS, Page 5B


A t-shirt with the likeness of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is seen in front of Bar Tour Shirts Monday in State College. Paterno, a sainted figure at Penn State for almost half a century but scarred forever by the scandal involving his longtime assistant, died Sunday at age 85.


Broken heart contributed to Joe’s death


hey say he had nothing to live for anymore. They say his spirit broke. They say being kicked off Penn State’s sidelines killed Joe Paterno. “I’m not going to say that,” said Harry Hamilton, a former Nanticoke Area star who played defensive back for Paterno at Penn State in the early 1980s. “(But) I’m not going to disagree with that.” There is no medical evidence to support such supposition. Dejection is never listed as a cause of death. “No,” said Dr. David Greenwald, who practices oncology and internal medicine at Medical Oncology Associates in Kingston. “Patients don’t actually die from a broken heart.” But having one can whittle away at the will to live. Especially for an 85year-old college football icon who’s suddenly an outcast. “I’m not a doctor,” said Hamilton, who instead became a lawyer after playing in the NFL with the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “But I am a human being. And I would think from what I know of Joe Paterno, I think there was a profound disappointment in there that really, those making the decision did not handle it in a much better and deserving fashion.” He means the people on Penn State’s board of trustees, who fired Paterno in the middle of his 46th season in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal that shook the university. That made those who once played for Paterno shake with anger. “Where was the due process?” demanded Lance Hamilton, Harry’s brother who starred at Meyers, played under Paterno and is also currently an attorney for the U.S. Army. “To me, it seemed some people were reacting a little quickly and disgruntled. The due process wasn’t there for him.” Even Sandusky, charged with sexually abusing 10 young boys, gets to defend himself in court. Paterno didn’t even get to debate. He was handed a piece of paper with a phone number, and when he dialed it, Paterno was tersely told his services were no longer needed as Penn State’s football coach. Was he served a death sentence? Paterno was dismissed from Penn State on Nov. 9. Just days afterward, the man who spent 61 years carving a legendary, Hall of Fame career as a head coach and assistant was diagnosed with lung cancer. They called it treatable at the time. “We don’t know anything about his lung cancer,” said Greenwald, who didn’t treat Paterno but works with cancer patients daily. “If it is advanced, you can offer something to the patient, but you can’t cure it. So yes, it’s treatable. “It’s a different way of saying you can’t cure it.” Certainly, there was no way to heal Paterno’s pain over losing the coaching life he loved. He died Sunday, little more than two months after he was dismissed. “Joe’s always been a fighter,” Lance Hamilton said. “Could this (firing) have added to some of the emotional strain? Could this have added to his inability to fight cancer? “Undoubtedly.” “We see it every day,” agreed Greenwald. “Old people just don’t want to try – ‘Don’t waste energy on me, I lived long enough.’ I’m not sure it’s a broken heart. I think it’s more indirect as opposed to direct.” But there’s an unequivocal correlation here. When they told Joe Paterno his time was up at Penn State, he lost his life. Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at



L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS BOYS BASKETBALL Dallas at Wyoming Seminary, 7:15 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Pittston Area at Scranton, 7:15 p.m. HS BOWLING Hazleton Area at Berwick, 3 p.m. HS RIFLE Berwick at East Stroudsburg North, 4 p.m. HS SWIMMING Wyoming Valley West at Holy Redeemer, 4 p.m. Berwick at Wyoming Seminary, 4 p.m. Dallas at Lake Lehman, 4:30 p.m. Hazleton Area at Hanover Area, 4:30 p.m. Valley View at Delaware Valley, 4:30 p.m. Elk Lake/Wallenpaupack at West Scranton, 4:30 p.m. Scranton at Tunkhannock, 4:30 p.m. Abington Heights at Scranton Prep, 7 p.m. HS WRESTLING (all matches 7 p.m.) Berwick at Pittston Area Coughlin at Crestwood Wyoming Area at Nanticoke Honesdale at Meyers WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 BOYS BASKETBALL Williamsport at Wyoming Valley West, 7:15 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Jim Thorpe at MMI Prep, 7:15 p.m. HS SWIMMING Nanticoke at Dunmore, 4 p.m. Meyers at Wyoming Area, 4 p.m. Pittston Area at Coughlin, 4:30 p.m. HS WRESTLING (all matches 7 p.m.) Crestwood at Berwick Coughlin at Hazleton Area Hanover Area at GAR Dallas at Lake-Lehman Pittston Area at Tunkhannock Wyoming Area at Nanticoke MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PSU Schuylkill at PSU Hazleton, 8 p.m. Stevens at Luzerne CCC, 8 p.m. Misericordia at King’s, 8 p.m. PSU Wilkes-Barre at PSU Worthington, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Eastern at Wilkes, 6 p.m. Misericordia at King’s, 6 p.m. PSU Scranton at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. PSU Schuylkill at PSU Hazleton, 6 p.m. THURSDAY, JAN. 26 GIRLS BASKETBALL Crestwood at Hazleton Area, 7:15 p.m. Dallas at Wyoming Valley West, 7:15 p.m. Hanover Area at GAR, 7:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Lake-Lehman, 7:15 p.m. Northwest at Wyoming Seminary, 7:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Pittston Area, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Berwick, 7:15 p.m. HS SWIMMING Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Seminary, 4 p.m. Valley View at Pittston Area, 4 p.m. Towanda at Tunkhannock, 4:30 p.m. HS BOWLING Pope John Paul II at Hazleton Area, 3 p.m. HS RIFLE Berwick at Bethlehem Freedom, 4 p.m. HS WRESTLING Meyers at Nanticoke, 7 p.m. COLLEGE WRESTLING Lycoming at King’s, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 27 BOYS BASKETBALL Coughlin at Holy Redeemer, 7:15 p.m. Berwick at Wyoming Area, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Dallas, 7:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Crestwood, 7:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Tunkhannock, 7:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Nanticoke, 7:15 p.m. GAR at Hanover Area, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Northwest, 7:15 p.m. Meyers at MMI Prep, 7:15 p.m. HS WRESTLING Wyoming Valley West at Berwick, 7 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PSU Greater Allegheny at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 8 p.m. PSU Fayette at PSU Hazleton, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PSU Greater Allegheny at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. PSU Fayette at PSU Hazleton, 6 p.m. COLLEGE SWIMMING Misericordia at Messiah, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, JAN. 28 GIRLS BASKETBALL Moravian Academy at MMI Prep, 3:15 p.m. Allentown Central Catholic at Holy Redeemer, 4:15 p.m. HS WRESTLING Berwick at Allentown Duals, 9 a.m. Wyoming Seminary at Gilman Duals Tunkhannock at Husky Duals Crestwood at Garden Spot Tournament Hanover Area at Lake-Lehman, 7 p.m. Wyoming Area at Dallas, 7 p.m. Pittston Area at Hazleton Area, 7 p.m. Blue Ridge at GAR, 7 p.m. HS SWIMMING Hazleton Area at Tamaqua, noon MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Delaware at Luzerne CCC, 3 p.m. PSU Greater Allegheny at PSU Hazleton, 3 p.m. Wilkes at Delaware Valley, 3 p.m. PSU Fayette at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 3 p.m. FDU-Florham at Misericordia, 3 p.m. DeSales at King’s, 3 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Delaware CCC at Luzerne CCC, 1 p.m. PSU Greater Allegheny at PSU Hazleton, 1 p.m. DeSales at King’s 1 p.m. FDU-Florham at Misericordia, 1 p.m. Wilkes at Delaware Valley, 1 p.m. PSU Fayette at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 1 p.m. COLLEGE SWIMMING Elizabethtown at King’s, 1 p.m. COLLEGE WRESTLING Yeshiva Tri-Meet Gettysburg at Wilkes, 11 a.m. King’s at Scranton, 1 p.m.

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Announced club owners completed a unanimous vote on the two-year contract extension of commissioner Bud Selig through Dec. 31, 2014. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Promoted Buddy Bell to vice president, player development and special assignments, Nick Capra to director of player development and Kirk Champion to minor league field coordinator. Agreed to terms with RHP Brian Bruney, LHP Leyson Septimo, LHP Eric Stults, C Damaso Espino, C Hector Gimenez, INF Dallas McPherson, INF Ray Olmedo and OF on minor-league contracts. NEW YORK YANKEES—Acquired RHP Michael Pineda and RHP Jose Campos from Seattle C-DH Jesus Montero and RHP Hector Noesi. TEXAS RANGERS—Signed LHP Mitch Stetter and RHP Sean Green to minor league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Recalled G-F Christian Eyenga from Canton (NBADL). DALLAS MAVERICKS—Recalled G Dominique Jones from Texas (NBADL). NEW YORK KNICKS—Recalled C Jerome Jordan and G Jeremy Lin from Erie (NBADL). American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS—Signed LHP Joe Harris and RHP Dan Blewett. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Signed INF Rico Washington. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Fired defensive backs assistant Alvin Reynolds. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Named Tim Hauck defensive backs coach. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Named Brian Schottenheimer offensive coordinator and Gregg Williams defensive coordinator. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Named Raheem Morris defensive backs coach. Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS—Released RB Joffrey Reynolds. Arena Football League ORLANDO PREDATORS—Signed WR Buddy Farnham. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Activated LW R.J. Umberger off injured reserve. Recalled LW Dane Byers from Springfield (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Recalled D Peter Harrold from Albany (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Reassigned D Evan Oberg to Norfolk (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned D Tomas Kundratek to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League AHL—Suspended Hamilton D Garrett Stafford one game for his actions in a Jan. 21 game against Toronto. CONNECTICUT WHALE—Signed F Randy McNaught. NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Recalled D Kevin Quick from Florida (ECHL).

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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Michigan at Purdue 8 p.m. YES — Baylor at Oklahoma 9 p.m. ESPN — Kentucky at Georgia NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. MSG — New York at Charlotte NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. MSG2 — Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers PLUS --- Buffalo at New Jersey PLUS2 --- Toronto at N.Y. Islanders 7:30 p.m. CSN — Philadelphia at Florida 8 p.m. ROOT — Pittsburgh at St. Louis 9 p.m. NBCSP — Minnesota at Colorado TENNIS 9 p.m.

ESPN2 — Australian Open, quarterfinals, at Melbourne, Australia 3:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, quarterfinals, at Melbourne, Australia




National Football League Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 New England 23, Baltimore 20 N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17, OT Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC, 7 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis New England vs. N.Y. Giants, 6:20 p.m.

B A S K E T B A L L College Basketball Men's Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: ..........................................Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (61).............. 19-1 1,620 2 2. Missouri (2) ................. 18-1 1,532 5 3. Syracuse (2)................ 20-1 1,506 1 4. Ohio St......................... 17-3 1,411 6 5. Kansas ......................... 16-3 1,383 7 6. Baylor ........................... 17-2 1,234 3 7. North Carolina ............ 16-3 1,232 8 8. Duke............................. 16-3 1,176 4 9. Georgetown ................ 16-3 1,045 10 10. Michigan St. .............. 16-4 1,009 9 11. Murray St................... 20-0 925 12 12. UNLV ......................... 18-3 886 14 13. San Diego St............. 17-2 832 16 14. Florida........................ 15-4 709 17 15. Creighton................... 18-2 682 19 16. Indiana ....................... 16-4 609 11 17. Marquette .................. 16-4 517 21 18. Mississippi St............ 16-4 422 18 19. Virginia....................... 15-3 414 15 20. Michigan .................... 15-5 396 20 21. Saint Mary’s (Cal) .... 19-2 345 24 22. Kansas St. ................. 14-4 252 25 23. Florida St................... 13-6 244 — 24. UConn ....................... 14-5 203 13 25. Wisconsin.................. 16-5 182 — Others receiving votes: West Virginia 96, Gonzaga 82, Vanderbilt 40, Louisville 35, Harvard 32, Wichita St. 28, Cincinnati 20, Illinois 11, Middle Tennessee 9, Dayton 3, Iona 2, Long Beach St. 1. Ballots Online: Men's College Basketball Schedule Today's Games EAST UMBC at Boston U., 7 p.m. E. Michigan at Buffalo, 7 p.m. SOUTH SC State at Hampton, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at Norfolk St., 7 p.m. Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. Longwood at Florida Gulf Coast, 7:05 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia, 9 p.m. Miami at Georgia Tech, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Akron at Ball St., 7 p.m. Michigan at Purdue, 7 p.m. South Florida at Marquette, 8 p.m. W. Illinois at Nebraska-Omaha, 8 p.m. Bradley at S. Illinois, 8:05 p.m. SOUTHWEST Baylor at Oklahoma, 8 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Houston Baptist, 8:05 p.m. Iowa St. at Texas, 9 p.m. FAR WEST San Diego St. at Wyoming, 8:30 p.m. Seattle at UC Irvine, 10 p.m.

National Basketball Association GB — 41⁄2 5 61⁄2 71⁄2 GB — — 1 ⁄2 9 1 9 ⁄2 GB — 21⁄2 71⁄2 71⁄2 101⁄2 GB — — — 1 ⁄2 61⁄2 GB — 11⁄2 21⁄2 4 6 GB — 1 31⁄2 41⁄2 41⁄2

H O C K E Y National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers............... 46 30 12 4 64 129 96 Philadelphia ................ 47 28 14 5 61 159 140 Pittsburgh .................... 48 27 17 4 58 149 125 New Jersey ................. 47 26 19 2 54 128 134 N.Y. Islanders.............. 46 19 21 6 44 112 136 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 46 31 13 2 64 168 97 Ottawa .......................... 50 27 17 6 60 154 153 Toronto ........................ 47 23 19 5 51 144 144 Montreal....................... 48 18 21 9 45 123 132 Buffalo.......................... 48 19 24 5 43 117 148 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida .......................... 47 22 15 10 54 120 133 Washington ................. 47 25 19 3 53 131 134 Winnipeg...................... 48 22 20 6 50 123 138 Tampa Bay................... 47 20 23 4 44 132 163 Carolina ....................... 50 17 24 9 43 128 158 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit .......................... 48 32 15 1 65 155 109 St. Louis....................... 47 29 12 6 64 121 96 Chicago........................ 49 29 14 6 64 161 141 Nashville ...................... 48 28 16 4 60 133 125 Columbus .................... 47 13 28 6 32 112 155 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 48 29 15 4 62 155 120 Colorado ...................... 50 26 22 2 54 129 141 Minnesota.................... 48 23 18 7 53 112 124 Calgary ........................ 49 23 20 6 52 120 136 Edmonton .................... 47 17 26 4 38 118 138 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose ...................... 45 26 14 5 57 129 108 Los Angeles ................ 49 23 16 10 56 107 110 Dallas ........................... 47 24 21 2 50 125 136 Phoenix........................ 49 21 20 8 50 127 132 Anaheim ...................... 47 18 22 7 43 124 143 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday's Games Boston 6, Philadelphia 5, SO






(Statistics are for WVC divisional games only; divisional and overall records in parentheses) DIVISION I


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia ................... 11 5 .688 Boston ............................ 6 9 .400 New York ....................... 6 10 .375 New Jersey .................... 5 12 .294 Toronto ........................... 4 13 .235 Southeast Division W L Pct Orlando........................... 11 4 .733 Atlanta............................. 12 5 .706 Miami .............................. 11 5 .688 Charlotte ........................ 3 14 .176 Washington.................... 2 14 .125 Central Division W L Pct Chicago......................... 15 3 .833 Indiana .......................... 11 4 .733 Cleveland...................... 6 9 .400 Milwaukee..................... 6 9 .400 Detroit ........................... 4 13 .235 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Memphis ........................ 9 6 .600 Dallas.............................. 10 7 .588 San Antonio ................... 10 7 .588 Houston.......................... 9 7 .563 New Orleans .................. 3 13 .188 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City................. 13 3 .813 Denver.............................. 12 5 .706 Utah .................................. 10 5 .667 Portland ............................ 9 7 .563 Minnesota ........................ 7 9 .438 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers .................. 9 5 .643 L.A. Lakers..................... 10 8 .556 Phoenix .......................... 6 9 .400 Sacramento ................... 6 11 .353 Golden State .................. 5 10 .333 Sunday's Games Boston 100, Washington 94 L.A. Clippers 103, Toronto 91 New Jersey 97, Charlotte 87 Milwaukee 91, Miami 82 Indiana 98, L.A. Lakers 96 Monday's Games Philadelphia 103, Washington 83 Boston 87, Orlando 56 Chicago 110, New Jersey 95 Oklahoma City 99, Detroit 79 San Antonio 104, New Orleans 102 Houston 107, Minnesota 92 Atlanta 97, Milwaukee 92 Dallas 93, Phoenix 87 Sacramento at Portland, late Memphis at Golden State, late Today's Games New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m. Wednesday's Games New York at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at Utah, 9 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.



COUGHLIN (1-5, 4-11) Marcus Cobb..................................... Nate Oliver......................................... Phil Trout............................................ Devon Davis ...................................... Connor Flaherty ................................ Eric Heffers........................................ CRESTWOOD (4-2, 7-8) John Fazzini ...................................... Steve Roberts ................................... Chris Fazzini...................................... Mike Judge ........................................ Brady Gallagher ................................ Josh Jones ........................................ HAZLETON AREA (5-1, 11-3) Travis Buckner .................................. Sal Biasi ............................................. Frankie Vito ....................................... Tyler Plaksa....................................... Adam Hauze...................................... Hunter Samec ................................... PITTSTON AREA (3-3, 10-4) Steve Stravinski ................................ Steve Sklanka ................................... Jordan Houseman ............................ Shaun McDermott ............................ Mason Gross..................................... Chris Kovaleski ................................. WYO. VALLEY WEST (5-1, 7-7) James McCann ................................. Jaquan Ingram .................................. Jonathan Gimble............................... Brett Good ......................................... Ryan Hoinski ..................................... Chris McCue......................................

G 6 6 6 6 6 5 G 5 6 5 6 6 6 G 6 6 6 6 4 6 G 6 6 6 6 5 2 G 5 6 6 6 5 6

FG 34 25 15 15 19 7 FG 22 19 14 14 9 6 FG 34 31 30 16 13 7 FG 44 30 27 13 10 2 FG 23 26 22 15 12 13


BERWICK (1-5, 3-11) Kyle Miller .......................................... Jimmy Gaizick................................... James Morrison ................................ Zach Ladonis..................................... Will Morales....................................... Eric May ............................................. DALLAS (5-1, 9-4) Shane Dunn....................................... Paul Brace ......................................... Jason Simonovich ............................ Bob Saba ........................................... Don Behm.......................................... Matt Ross........................................... HOLY REDEEMER (3-3, 6-9) Ryan DeRemer ................................. Shahael Wallace ............................... Will Cavanaugh................................. Mike Prociak...................................... Dalton Ell............................................ Christian Choman............................. TUNKHANNOCK (3-3, 9-6) James Hawk...................................... Brian Stephenson ............................. Tyrin Alguire ...................................... Austin Yanora.................................... A.J. Bevan ......................................... Jordan Faux....................................... WYOMING AREA (0-6, 1-13) Lou Vullo ............................................ Jordan Zezza..................................... Dan Newhart...................................... E.J. Driving Hawk ............................. Mike Carey ........................................ Joe Adonizio......................................

G 4 6 5 6 5 5 G 6 6 6 6 6 6 G 6 6 6 6 5 6 G 6 6 2 6 6 6 G 6 6 6 6 6 6

FG 18 18 16 11 8 8 FG 32 32 28 16 14 5 FG 29 22 16 17 11 9 FG 31 21 5 13 13 9 FG 33 17 16 12 8 5


3s 2 7 5 0 0 5 3s 7 12 2 1 5 2 3s 6 16 5 1 0 0 3s 14 9 5 10 1 0 3s 5 0 1 7 0 2

FTM 15 7 11 5 12 2 FTM 26 2 9 7 9 0 FTM 11 1 14 14 2 3 FTM 10 15 9 1 7 2 FTM 13 13 3 6 11 3

FTA FT% PTS PPG 28 .536 85 14.2 12 .583 64 10.7 25 .440 48 8.0 9 .556 35 5.8 18 .667 40 6.7 2 1.000 21 4.2 FTA FT% PTS PPG 30 .867 77 15.4 4 .400 52 8.7 17 .529 39 6.5 14 .500 36 6.0 12 .750 32 5.3 2 .000 14 2.3 FTA FT% PTS PPG 19 .579 85 14.2 4 .250 79 13.2 21 .667 79 13.2 17 .824 47 7.8 6 .333 28 7.0 7 .429 17 2.8 FTA FT% PTS PPG 13 .769 112 18.7 20 .750 84 14.0 15 .600 68 11.3 2 .500 37 6.2 8 .875 28 5.6 2 1.000 6 3.0 FTA FT% PTS PPG 19 .684 64 12.8 23 .565 65 10.8 6 .500 48 8.0 12 .500 43 7.2 13 .846 35 7.0 5 .600 35 5.8

3s 11 5 0 0 4 2 3s 4 3 1 10 0 1 3s 16 2 10 0 3 0 3s 0 0 5 10 1 6 3s 8 1 1 0 0 1

FTM 9 10 6 5 2 0 FTM 16 13 12 4 7 6 FTM 5 7 8 9 8 12 FTM 12 12 0 4 2 4 FTM 20 7 6 2 3 2

FTA FT% PTS PPG 13 .692 56 14.0 17 .588 51 8.5 9 .667 38 7.6 8 .625 27 4.5 2 1.000 22 4.4 2 .000 18 3.6 FTA FT% PTS PPG 29 .552 84 14.0 25 .520 80 13.3 18 .667 69 11.5 5 .900 46 7.7 13 .538 35 5.8 8 .750 17 2.8 FTA FT% PTS PPG 7 .714 79 13.2 10 .700 53 8.8 13 .615 50 8.3 13 .692 43 7.2 13 .615 33 6.6 18 .667 30 5.0 FTA FT% PTS PPG 22 .545 72 12.0 25 .480 64 10.7 1 .000 15 7.5 7 .571 40 6.7 6 .333 29 4.8 11 .363 28 4.7 FTA FT% PTS PPG 22 .909 94 15.7 15 .467 42 7.0 9 .667 39 6.5 13 .154 26 4.3 4 .750 21 3.5 5 .400 14 2.3

GAR (6-1, 14-1) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Isaiah Francis .................................... 7 41 0 11 20 .555 Darrell Crawford................................ 7 29 19 4 9 .444 Christian Skrepenak......................... 7 35 0 2 12 .167 Shaliek Powell................................... 7 22 3 10 14 .714 Matt Sharpe....................................... 7 22 4 11 16 .688 Zach Ellis ........................................... 7 11 4 6 10 .600 HANOVER AREA (4-3, 6-9) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% ShaQuille Rolle ................................. 7 50 3 28 39 .718 Jeorge Colon..................................... 7 24 1 24 33 .727 Austin Bogart..................................... 7 16 11 1 1 1.000 Jacob Barber..................................... 7 21 4 6 10 .600 Ch-ron Smith ..................................... 2 4 2 0 0 .000 Martin Steve ...................................... 7 10 0 4 8 .500 LAKE-LEHMAN (4-3, 9-6) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Pete Borum........................................ 7 40 0 12 25 .480 Chris O’Connor ................................. 6 32 0 7 16 .438 Kevin Bohan ...................................... 7 26 4 8 15 .533 Jared James...................................... 7 25 3 11 25 .440 Adam Dizbon..................................... 7 9 6 0 2 .000 Jared Novitski.................................... 4 7 0 0 0 .000 MEYERS (7-0, 13-2) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Eugene Lewis.................................... 7 63 1 15 27 .556 Rasheed Moore ................................ 7 46 1 17 28 .607 Ryan Krawczeniuk............................ 7 31 8 21 28 .750 Alex Pape .......................................... 7 11 0 6 6 1.000 Fabian Smith ..................................... 6 9 1 4 8 .500 Dominic Johnson .............................. 7 9 7 2 4 .500 MMI PREP (0-7, 3-12) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% George Gera ..................................... 7 22 3 8 9 .889 Cory Rogers ...................................... 7 18 8 8 9 .889 Aaron Kollar....................................... 7 16 6 1 4 .250 Charlie Karschner............................. 7 18 3 0 0 .000 Alex Van Hoekelen........................... 6 7 1 3 6 .500 Tim Connors...................................... 6 3 0 6 8 .750 NANTICOKE (2-5, 4-11) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Kevin Zaykoski.................................. 6 30 2 7 15 .467 Luke Casey........................................ 7 28 0 20 32 .625 Joey Yudichak................................... 7 14 5 28 34 .824 15 25 .600 Zak Matulewski ................................. 6 17 3 Brandon Kairo ................................... 4 7 0 4 6 .667 Brian Bevan ....................................... 4 3 1 3 7 .429 NORTHWEST (3-4, 5-10) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Devon Mazonkey.............................. 7 45 7 25 37 .676 Christian Foley .................................. 7 18 5 23 32 .718 Kyle Cragle ........................................ 5 13 5 1 2 .500 Garret Yustat..................................... 5 7 5 6 12 .500 Dalton Tomko .................................... 7 7 6 2 2 1.000 Jeff Nelson......................................... 7 7 1 4 5 .800 WYOMING SEMINARY (2-5, 5-7) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% E.J. Flippen ......................................... 6 24 0 17 20 .850 Seth Callahan ..................................... 7 23 13 14 21 .667 Josh Lefkowitz .................................... 7 23 0 4 10 .400 Jason Ellis ........................................... 7 19 7 4 6 .667 Alex Barilla .......................................... 7 17 0 7 12 .583 Sam Hwang......................................... 7 9 0 1 5 .200

PTS 93 83 72 57 59 32 PTS 131 73 44 52 10 24 PTS 92 71 65 64 24 14 PTS 142 110 91 30 23 26 PTS 55 52 39 39 18 12 PTS 69 76 61 52 18 10 PTS 122 64 32 25 22 20 PTS 65 73 50 49 41 20

PPG 13.3 11.9 10.3 8.1 8.4 4.6 PPG 18.7 10.4 6.3 7.4 5.0 3.4 PPG 13.1 11.8 9.2 9.1 3.5 3.5 PPG 20.3 15.7 13.0 4.3 3.8 3.7 PPG 7.9 7.4 5.6 5.6 3.0 2.0 PPG 11.5 10.9 8.7 8.6 4.5 2.5 PPG 17.4 9.1 6.4 5.0 3.1 2.9 PPG 10.8 10.4 7.1 7.0 5.9 2.9

CAMPS Electric City Baseball & Softball Academy Winter Hitting League for baseball and softball players will be held at Connell Park beginning on Feb. 5. Each session meets for four consecutive Sundays. Cost is $125 per player. For more information, call 878-8483 or visit MEETINGS Crestwood Football Booster Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at King’s Restaurante. Any questions, please call Melanie at 606-4223. GAR Memorial High School Football Booster Club will meet this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the choral room at the high school. New members are welcome. . Hanover Area Little League will be hosting its monthly meeting on Feb 1 at the high school cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. Please do not park in the circle. Everyone is invited to attend. . REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Hanover Area Little League will be holding registration for the 2012 season on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, Monday, February 13 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm and Saturday, February 25, from 10:00am until 12:00pm in the cafeteria at the Hanover Area High School. All children residing in Warrior Run, Sugar Notch & Hanover Twp., excluding Preston & Newtown, ages 4-16 as of April 30, 2012 are eligible to play. Registration costs are $45 per player (ages 4-12) or $75 per family of 2 or more. Cost for Junior/Senior League ages 13-16 is $65 per player. All new players are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate for age verification purposes. Any questions please email Kingston/Forty Fort Little League will hold registrations for all baseball and softball divisions on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kingston VFW, across the street from Thomas’ Market. A copy of a birth certificate for all new players and copies of three current proofs of residency are required. Interested managers and coaches should bring a copy of a driver’s license and must apply at this registration. Visit for registration and medical release forms, fees, and fundraising information. For any additional questions, call 331-4817 or 714-4035. Maximum Impact Sports Training will be having spring softball travel team tryouts for ages 12, 14 and 16 today, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 from 3-5 p.m. Those looking to register must call 822-1134. Moosic Mets Baseball will be holding winter tryouts late in January or early February summer/fall teams. Online registration is now being taken for ages 8 and up. For more information and to register online, visit Mountain Top Area Little League will be holding registrations for both baseball and softball on Saturday, Jan 28 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Feb. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All registrations will take place at the Crestwood High School. Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 6 through 16 and participants must turn 6 by April 30. For additional dates, fees or information, call Terry at 823-7949 or visit Nanticoke Area Little League sign up dates for boys and girls 4-18yrs old will be Jan.28 and 29, 11am-3pm at Nanticoke Ed. Ctr. Gym, Feb.11 and 12 11am-3pm at Newport Twp. Firehouse, Feb.25 and 26,11am-3pm at Nanticoke Elementry Cafeteria. Children from Nanticoke, Newport Twp., Plmouth Twp. are eligiable, all players must have copy of birth certificate and 3 proofs of residency. More infoformation go to or call Wade at 570-735-0189 or Dave at 570 262-5970.Cost is $40 for 1,

B O X I N G Fight Schedule Jan. 27 At Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Wash. (ESPN), Ruslan Provodnikov vs. David Torres, 10, junior welterweights; Ji-Hoon Kim vs. Yakubu Amidu, 10, lightweights. Jan. 28 At Turning Stone, Verona, N.Y., Brian Minto vs. Tony Grano, 10, NABF heavyweight title eliminator. At Springfield, Mo., Cory Spinks vs. Sechew Powell, 12, IBF junior middleweight title eliminator. Feb. 3 At Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas (ESPN2), Edi-

son Miranda vs. Isaac Chilemba, 10, light heavyweights. Feb. 4 At Frankfurt, Germany, Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Steve Cunningham, 12, for Hernandez’s IBF cruiserweight title; Enad Licina vs. Alexander Alexeev, 12, for the vacant European cruiserweight title; Eduard Gutknecht vs. Vyacheslav Uzelkov, 12, for Gutknecht’s European light heavyweight title. At San Antonio (HBO), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Marco Antonio Rubio, 12, for Chavez’s WBC middleweight title; Nonito Donaire vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., 12, for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title; Vanes Martirosyan vs. Troy Lowry, 10, junior middleweights. Feb. 10 At Uncasville, Conn. (ESPN2), Demetrius Andrade vs. Derek Ennis, 12, IBF junior middleweight eliminator. At Buenos Aires, Argentina, Luis Alberto Lazarte vs. Johnriel Casimero, 12, for the interim IBF junior flyweight title. Feb. 11 At Houston (HBO), Jose Miguel Cotto vs. Jose Luis Castillo, 10, welterweights. At Las Vegas (SHO), Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto, 12, welterweights; Gary Russell Jr. vs. Dat Nguyen, 10, super featherweights; Erislandy Lara vs. Ronald Hearns, 10, middleweights. Feb. 17 At College Park Center, Arlington, Texas (ESPN2), John Molina vs. Marvin Quintero, 10, lightweights. At Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, Calif. (SHO), Thomas Dulorme vs. Jose Reynoso, 10, for the vacant NABF welterweight title; Michael Oliveira vs. Milton Nunez, 10, middleweights. Feb. 18 Feb. 18 At Brondby, Denmark, Brian Magee vs. Rudy Markussen, 12, for the interim WBA World super middleweight title. At Olympic Hall, Munich, Vitali Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora, 12, for Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight title.

$60 for family, $50 for Jr. Sr. Northeast Bearcats U18 College Showcase Team is looking for a couple players to complete their roster of 10-11 players for summer college showcase exposure events. For more information and/or a private tryout, call Mark at 7047603. Pittston Township Little League will hold registrations for the upcoming 2012 season on the following dates: Jan. 24, 26, 31, and Feb. 2. Registration will take place at the Pittston Township Municipal Building from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Fee is $50 per player and $75 per family. Little League Divisions include: Little League, Girls Softball, and Junior/Senior Little League. All new players must provide a copy of birth certificate and proof of residency. T-Ball players must be age 5 by May 1. Questions can be directed to Art at 570-635-6996. Plains Little League will be holding registration for players 4 years of age and older at the Plains American Legion. Dates and times are as follows: Wednesday Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m.; Sunday Feb. 12, 1-3 p.m. Interested volunteers/coaches must have their driver’s license/photo ID at registration. West Side Little League (Luzerne, Courtdale, Pringle, Edwardsville, Larksville) will be holding a registration Saturday January 28 from 10am-noon at the Luzerne Borough Building on Academy Street. Girl’s softball will also be included this year. Three proofs of residency are needed. New players must provide a birth certificate copy. Interested managers and coaches should provide a copy of a driver’s license. Fees, ages and fundraising information can be found at or by calling Chris at 570-8523900. Wyoming Valley Vipers Travel Softball Organization is looking for a few more girls for its 10 and under team. Pitching is a plus. Contact Doug at 570-240-6893 or Ed at 570-417-1119. Valley Regional Girls Softball League is holding registrations for girls who are between the ages of 5 and 18 as of Jan. 1 who want to play recreational softball. Registrations are underway for the 7U, 10U, 13U and 18U divisions. For registration forms, contact John Podlesney at 570-233-4520 or e-mail Returning players should be receiving a registration form via e-mail. Registration fee is $50 for one girl with a discount for a second from the same family. There are no fundraisers. All practices and games are held at the Freedom Park softball complex in Drums. UPCOMING EVENTS Crestwood Comets Football Banquet will be held Sunday Jan. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center at 77 East Market St. in Wilkes-Barre in the Empress Embassy Ballroom. Misericordia Baseball will host a hot stove session Friday Feb. 24, from 7-9 p.m. Hitting and pitching presentations followed by Q&A and open discussion. Light refreshments provided. All are welcome; RSVP by 2/22 to The Lady Patriot Basketball Booster Club is having a Parent & Friends Night Out at the Red Mill on Friday Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. The team coaches will be the guest bartenders. There will be chances to win gift baskets, a 50/50 raffle, and tickets will be sold to win a 32-inch flat screen. Tickets for the TV are $5 each or 3 for $10. Hanover Area Quarterback Club will be hosting their end of year banquet on Sunday Jan. 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Reservations must be made by Jan. 27. For more information, please call Sharon at 510-9190. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees have finalized their four-player trade sending AllStar pitcher Michael Pineda to the Yankees in exchange for young slugging prospect Jesus Montero. The Mariners and Yankees completed the deal on Monday after all players completed physicals with their new teams. Seattle also sent 19-year-old pitching prospect Jose Campos to New York with 24-year-old pitcher Hector Noesi coming back to Seattle. Pineda was an All-Star in his rookie year after a blistering start to his first season, before going through expected rookie struggles. Pineda went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA and led all of baseball in holding right-handed batters to just a .184 average. He struck out 173 in 171 innings.

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las.’ I felt like he was talking about me directly. After the game, I received phone calls from people very upset I had been treated that way.” Gary Steier, who served as a Dallas assistant this past season, said Jackson simply offered a shoulder shrug and a low grumble while perplexed about the inactivity before the game. “In my humble opinion,” said Steier, who did a dead-on imitation of Jackson during the proceedings, “there wasn’t anything overtly done that would be constituted embarrassing.” Also, Shaffer said Jackson didn’t accept – at least verbally – the school’s decision to suspend his son, assistant football coach Ted Jackson Jr., for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties assessed to Dallas multiple times during the season. And equally alarming, Shaffer indicated, was Jackson threatening to boycott coaching a game after Ted Jackson Jr. was forced to give up his position as Dallas’ head basketball coach. “I felt I was betrayed in a way there,” said Jackson, who insisted he was told the one-game suspension of his son would be the only punishment handed down by Dallas directors. “I said, ‘I accepted the first one, I’m having trouble accepting this one.’ I talked to my coaches, talked to my wife, said I don’t know if I could do this. I don’t know if I could do the kids justice.” Jackson wound up coaching the game anyway, after his son urged him to do so, he said. Now the board will have to sort it all out. “We have to deliberate (Monday night) before we decide anything,” board member Dr. Bruce Goeringer, who cast the only vote in Jackson’s favor during the original vote, said after Monday’s hearing. “We don’t have a decision until we deliberate on what was said.” Whether those words will swing the game Jackson’s way is anyone’s guess. “It’s hard to tell,” Jackson said. “I think our guys presented a great case. It’s hard to read. They (board members) already made the decision to open the job once, 8-1. It’s hard to change their minds. “I thought we rebutted every negative thing and turned it into a positive thing,” Jackson continued. “All the things that brought my evaluation down, I thought we withstood.” Times Leader sports writer John Erzar contributed to this story.


Pittston Area’s Jordan Houseman, right, makes a behind-the-back pass around Scranton Prep’s Mike McDonald to teammate Steve Stravinski trailing the play in a non-conference boys basketball game Monday night.

Spartans girls work OT to knock off Abington The Times Leader staff

PLYMOUTH – Tara Zdancewicz tallied 28 points Monday night to lead Wyoming Valley West to a 70-62 overtime victory against Abington Heights in a girls basketball game. The Spartans trailed 19-9 after the first quarter and was down by seven heading into the fourth quarter, but came back to force overtime. Valley West then outscored the Comets 15-7 in the extra session to pull out the victory.

Area effort with 19 points.

MID VALLEY (55): Quinones 0 2-4 2, Terracella 7 12-15 27, Collins 2 2-2 7, Drotausky 1 0-0 3, Jackson 3 2-2 8, Repaldo 0 0-0 0, Keyasko 1 4-4 6 Kuse 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 22-27 55. HANOVER AREA (41): Smith 0 1-2 1, Mizenko 4 0-0 8, Zuranski 3 0-0 7, Grohowski 0 0-0 0, Kaminsky 0 0-0 0, Miller 2 1-3 6, Tuzinski 7 3-6 19, Mashei 0 0-0 0, McCary 0 0-2 0. Totals 16 5-13 41 Mid Valley ..................................................... 9 12 15 19 — 55 Hanover Area ............................................... 13 7 5 16 — 41 3-Point Field Goals— VAL 3 (Terracella, Collins, Drotausky); HAN 4 (Tuzinksi 2, Miller, Zuranksi)

Pittston Area 60, Scranton 45 Grace O’Neil racked up 26 points and five three-point field goals to lead Pittston Area to a win over Scranton.

ABINGTON HEIGHTS (62): Hoyt 6 2-4 18, Coles 0 4-8 4, Nealon 1 0-0 3, Rosencrance 3 0-0 6, O’Donnell 7 3-3 19, Toro 2 2-2 6, Shook 1 0-0 2, Cacciamani 1 2-2 4. Totals 21 13-19 62 WYOMING VALLEY WEST (70): Judge 3 0-0 6, C. Smicherko 1 6-8 9, Ashley Gober 0 0-0 0, Reese 1 1-2 3, Reilly 2 2-4 6, K. Smicherko 4 4-4 16, Kane 0 0-0 0, Lupinski 0 0-0 0, Zdancewicz 11 6-12 28, Piazza 0 0-0 0, Hoffman 1 0-2 2. Totals 23 19-32 70 Abington Heights ................................... 19 7 17 12 7 — 70 Wyoming Valley West .......................... 9 17 10 19 15 — 62 3-Point Field Goals— AH 7 (Hoyt 4, O’Donnell 2, Nealon); WVW 5 (K. Smicherko 4, C. Smicherko)

PITTSTON AREA (60): Balchune 0 0-0 0, Barber 1 3-6 5, Fer4eck 0 1-2 1, Waleski 4 0-0 8, Mitchell 0 0-0 0, Silinskie 0 0-0 0, Rabender 0 0-0 0, O’Neil 7 7-10 26, Hopkins 4 4-5 12, Owens 2 0-0 4, A. Brady 2 0-0 4. Totals: 20 15-23 60 SCRANTON (45): Bloom 0 0-0 0, McAndrew 2 0-0 4, Russell 0 1-2 1, Chickeletti 1 0-0 2, Cetiawan 1 0-0 3, Foster 7 2-2 19, Morrison 0 0-0 0, McHugh 5 5-6 16. Totals: 16 8-10 45 Pittston Area................................................. 18 14 13 15 — 60 Scranton........................................................ 7 8 11 19 — 45 3-Point Field Goals— PIT 5 (O’Neil 5); SCR 5 (Foster 3, Cetiawan, McHugh)

Nanticoke 39, Berwick 27 Nanticoke led 17-12 going into halftime but managed to defeat Berwick. Katie Wolfe totaled 26 points for Nanticoke

BOYS BASKETBALL Scranton Prep 44, Pittston Area 42 Scranton Prep led 18-17 going into half-time but managed to maintain the lead to defeat Pittston Area on Monday night.

BERWICK (27): Davenport 10-0 2, Welsh 0 1-2 1, Bridge 1 5-6 7, Palermo 2 0-0 4, Sheptock 4 0-0 8, Floryshak 2 1-2 5, Steeber 0 0-0 0, Rinehimer 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 7-10 27 NANTICOKE (39): Sugalski 2 0-0 4, Wolfe 9 8-10 26, Schinski 1 0-0 2, Gow 2 2-4 7, Higgins 0 0-0 0, Brassington 0 0-0 0, Yalch 0 0-0 0; Holl 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 10-14 39 Berwick ............................................................ 2 10 8 7 — 27 Nanticoke ........................................................ 6 11 11 11 — 39 3-Point Field Goals— NAN 1 (Gow)

Mid Valley 55, Hanover Area 41 Danielle Tuzinski led the Hanover

SCRANTON PREP (44): Templec, 3 4-4 10, Bannonn 2 0-0 4, Fives 4 6-8 14, Rose 0 0-0 0, J. Walsh 0 0-0 0, M. Walsh 4 2-4 10, Belt3 0-0 6. Totals: 16 12-16 44 PITTSTON AREA (42): Houseman 1 0-0 2, Schwab 1 0-0 2, Delaney 0 0-0 0, Sklanka 3 0-0 7, McDermott 3 1-2 9, Stravinski 6 1-2 13, Gross 3 0-0 6, Emmett 1 0-0 3. Totals: 17 2-4 42 Scranton Prep ................................................ 8 9 15 12 — 44 Pittston Area ................................................... 9 11 9 13 — 42 3-Point Field Goals— PIT 6 (McDermott 2, Stravinski 2, Sklanka, Emmett)


PSU-Wilkes-Barre women hold off LCCC The Times Leader staff

LEHMAN TWP. – Penn State WilkesBarre women’s basketball team jumped out to a 16-point lead at halftime then held on for a 65-61 victory over LCCC on Monday night. Tiaira Brathwaite accounted for 10 points for Penn State and Michelle Vowler recorded three three-point field goals. LCCC’s high scorer was Alexis Barsh with six points.

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center Jonathan Gimble, the Spartans (5-2, 7-8) took a 29-28 lead with 2:01 left until halftime. Then came Hazleton Area’s 7-0 run started by an inside basket by Adam Hauze and ended when he made a steal and tossed a quick pass to Frankie Vito, who dropped in a layup at the buzzer. In between, Vito nailed a three-pointer on a kickout pass. Valley West cut the deficit to 36-32

Misericordia 74, Marywood 57

Christine Marks had a career-high 36 points to lead the Cougars to their fifth straight. Marks added 17 rebounds and Hannah Seely had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Jesse Robinson added 10 points. The Cougars improved to 9-7 while handing Marywood its first home loss of the season. early in the third, but failed two times down court and the Cougars took off from there. Everyone got involved to pump the lead to 47-35 entering the fourth. Hazleton Area then took control two minutes into the fourth quarter. Travis Buckner led Hazleton Area with 23 points, followed by Sal Biasi with 14 and Tyler Plaksa with 12. “Mike does a great job. He has some great players there,” Valley West coach George Reimiller said. “Buckner had an All-American game tonight. He was probably in the high 20s. And they took our man James and kind of shut him


Wilkes 75, Cedar Crest College 62

Freshman Elena Stambone scored 20 points and Allison Walsh added her fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds, as Wilkes University snapped a nine-game losing skid with a victory at the Marts Center. The win marks the final non-conference contest of the year for Wilkes. Wilkes moves to 5-12 overall following the win while Cedar Crest drops to 3-15 overall. down. Jon had a pretty good game, but we didn’t get much inside to Jaquan. Every time we threw into him, they doubled him down.” Gimble had 13 and Brett Good scored 10 for Valley West. McCann, coming off a 29-point performance against Pittston Area, was held to six. Hazleton Area 70, Wyoming Valley West 46 WYOMING VALLEY WEST (46): McCann 2 1-2 6, Hoinski 3 1-2 8, Good 4 2-2 10, Ingram 2 3-5 9, Gimble 6 1-1 13, C.McCue 1 0-0 2, Gibson 0 0-0 0, Baur 0 0-0 0, E. McCue 0 0-0 0, Sands 0 0-0 0, Abudurruzzaq 0 0-0 0, Anderscavage 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 8-12 46. HAZLETON AREA (70): Plaksa 3 6-6 12, Biasi 5 2-2 14, Vito 4 0-0 9, Hauze 1 4-7 6, Buckner 10 3-3 25, Joseph 0 0-0 0, Gil 0 0-0 0, Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Samec 1 0-0 2, Pataki 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 15-18 70. Wyoming Valley West.................................... 18 10 7 11 — 46 Hazleton Area ................................................. 14 20 13 23 — 70 3-Point Field Goals— WVW 2 (McCann, Hoinski); HA 5 (Biasi 2, Vito, Buckner 2).

Freshman Sara Skammer has quickly become a key performer with the Rutgers University women’s gymnastics team. Skammer (Dallas and the United Sports Academy) kicked off her college career by competing in a season-opening loss to New Hampshire. She totaled 36.975 in AllAround, third best on her team. She competed in just the vault and bars the next two meets, losses to West Virginia and Penn, but saw her scores improve in both events – 9.550 to 9.745 in the vault and 9.250 to 9.500 on the bars. “Sara is adapting well to college gymnastics and is continuing to make improvements each week,” coach Louis Levine said. “She has plenty of potential to be successful here in multiple events.” The coach feels that Skammer has dealt with her busy schedule. “She’s learning how to adjust to the rigorous schedule that is collegiate gymnastics,” Levine said. “She has to balance practice, classes, study hall and meets and that’s a big challenge for a freshman.” Levine feels that Skammer fits in well with the team chemistry. “Our team is tight-knit in and out of the gym,” he said. “Sara fits in the model of what I am looking for as a Rutgers gymnast. I’m expecting her to continue to improve as the season progresses and push for a spot on the allaround.” The Scarlet Knights host Temple, Ursinus and Southern Connecticut Saturday in New Brunswick, NJ. ACCORDINO ON A ROLL – The Hofstra wrestling team is 8-0 in dual meets thus far this season and red-shirt junior Justin Accordino (Coughlin) is one of the wrestlers that is leading the charge. Accordino had a big weekend in the Colonial Athletic Association Duals in Fairfax, VA. The Pride defeated Old Dominion, George Mason and Boston University and Accordino scored victories at 149 pounds in all three matches – 8-4 decision against Old Dominion, a pin in a season-best time of 29 seconds against George Mason and a 15-0 major decision against Boston University. “I’m very proud of Justin in recent weeks,” coach Rob Anspach said. “He seems to be turning the corner and has become a very consistent wrestler at all three positions.” Accordino is 16-8 overall and 14-6 since moving back to 149 pounds after starting the season at 157. He’s won six straight. “With his winning streak, Justin is wrestling with more confidence and is wrestling the way that we knew he could. With continued hard-work and improvement, we think he can reach his goals in March.” Those goals are the CAA Championship Saturday, March 3 in Binghamton, N.Y. and the NCAA Championship March 15-17 in St. Louis. HARDING WAITS HIS TURN – Brandon Harding (Dallas) is a freshman with the powerful Lehigh men’s swim team which is 7-2 in dual meets thus far this season. His main swims are the breaststroke and butterfly. “Brandon has continued to improve in the 100 breast and 100 fly as well as investigating new events like to the 200 breast and 200 fly,” coach Rob Herb said. “But with a strong team, he will need to wait his turn as he continues to work hard as a freshman. I do expect big things from him and our intention is to see him start next year.” Harding did exceptionally well in the class room the first semester (3.5 grade point average). “Brandon brings some strong character, is a hard worker, coachable and enjoys his team,” Herb said. “Those are all of the right ingredients for success at Lehigh.” POPPLE LEADS THE WAY – Senior Morgan Popple (Coughlin) is a member of the women’s diving team at Bucknell. She had her best scoring effort this season against La Salle when she finished third in the 1-meter (221.10) and seventh in 3-meter (191.78). She finished third in both dives against George Washington but her scores were not as high. “Morgan has matured a lot over her time here,” diving coach Errol

ON CAMPUS BILL ARSENAULT Carter said. “She has shown some great leadership qualities helping our four freshmen divers.” Carter calls Popple “the model Skammer student-athlete” who continues to work hard at everything she does both in the pool and in the class room. The coach feels that her diving efforts have been hindered by injuries and the need to take time away from the sport. “Morgan is a very good diver and a valuable member of the team,” Carter said. “She’s a great example not only for the young divers but for the team in general.” The Bison will compete in the Navy Invitational Saturday in Annapolis, MD and then return to Annapolis for the Patriot League Championships Feb. 16-18. KUHL QUALIFIES – Senior Amanda Kuhl (Hanover Area) is off to a good start with the Pittsburgh women’s track team. She has already qualified for the Big East Championships in the 400 meter dash. However veteran coach Alonzo Webb sees Kuhl helping the Panthers in another way. “I feel that Amanda will be most helpful to the team on relay duty, possibly the 4-by-800 or the DMR,” he said. “She’s a great team player and is willing to do whatever is needed to help the team be successful.” Kuhl is doing the job in the class room as well. “Amanda is actually going to graduate after only three years and is already applying to grad schools for communications,” Webb said. Pittsburgh will compete in the Penn State Open Friday and Saturday in State College. STONIER GOING THE DISTANCE – Sophomore Jeremy Stonier (Tunkhannock) is planning to concentrate on distance races for the Keystone men’s track team according to head coach Michael Badway. Stonier kicked off the indoor season by posting marks of 10:56.39 in the 3,000 and 17:45.73 in the 5,000 at the Orange and Maroon Classic at Susquehanna. “Jeremy will be focusing on the distance events this year,” Badway said. “Our big goal for him is to get him the school record in the 10,000 meters during the outdoor season while also getting his time in the 5,000 meters into the low 16s. He is extremely focused and determined to getting his time down in the 5,000 this season.” The Giants are off until Saturday, Feb. 4 when they compete in the East Stroudsburg Invitational. DUO HELPING RAIDERS – Shippensburg sophomore Kayla Mantush (Hazleton Area) and freshman Cierra Plesner (Dallas) have already qualified for the PSAC Indoor Track Championships. Mantush bettered the PSAC standard when she posted a 5-1 effort in the high jump at the Bison Opener at Bucknell. “Kayla continues to improve,” coach Dave Osanitsch said. “She was a PSAC qualifier indoors and outdoors as a freshman and is looking to become a conference place winner this year.” Plesner kicked off her college career with a PSAC qualifying time in the 60 meter dash (8.29), also at the Bison Opener. “Cierra had a nice performance in her college debut and has a strong work ethic and that should help her down the road as she develops in the short sprints,” Osanitsch said. The Raiders return to Lewisburg for the Bucknell Open Friday and Saturday. The PSAC Championship is Feb. 25-26 in Edinboro. Bill Arsenault covers local athletes who compete on the collegiate level for The Times Leader. Reach him at Please provide the name of the athlete, his current college and the high school he attended when suggesting someone for coverage.











Danica’s focus turning toward NASCAR events She will not run in this year’s Indy 500 and will race in NASCAR’s Coca Cola 600. By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

CONCORD, N.C. — Danica Patrick became a worldwide sensation as a rookie at the Indianapolis 500, challenging for victory and becoming the first woman to lead laps in the showcase race. Those Indy days are fading fast. Patrick’s shift to stock cars is long under way and her ties to IndyCar were cut even further Monday — she said she won’t run in this year’s Indy 500.

Her focus is entirely on NASCAR, and on May 27 she’ll race in the Coca-Cola 600. She said skipping the InPatrick dy 500 was a “business decision.” “I hope to do it in the future, the Indy 500 that is, and maybe it will be a double,” she said. “But at this point in time, after a lot of conversations, it’s just going to be the Coke 600 and I think it’s going to be a big challenge. It’s just is something that didn’t work out, as far as the business side of things. ... For this year, it just didn’t happen.”

Patrick led 19 laps late and finished fourth in 2005. She was a career-best third in 2009. When she jumped full time to NASCAR she said the Indy 500 was still under consideration. Her NASCAR season includes the full second-tier Nationwide Series schedule for JR Motorsports and 10 races in the elite Sprint Cup Series for StewartHaas Racing. Patrick had previously announced eight of her races. The Coca-Cola 600 — Patrick jokingly called NASCAR’s longest event of the season “The Coke 6,000,” — is the ninth announced race. The Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 are both May 27. “We didn’t tell her she couldn’t

run the 500. It was left up to her,” team co-owner Tony Stewart said. “It shows how dedicated she is to making this transition.” Stewart, Robby Gordon and John Andretti have all tried to run both events on the same day. Stewart, NASCAR’s three-time champion, completed the double twice: In 1999, he was ninth at Indy and fourth at Charlotte, and in 2001, he was sixth at Indy and third at Charlotte. He’s not tried Indianapolis since, and has let go of his childhood dream of winning the 500. He has twice won the Brickyard 400, NASCAR’s race at the storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “The hard part for me was you



MELBOURNE, Australia — Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka reached the Australian Open semifinals when she held her nerve despite trouble with her serve in a 6-7 (0), 6-0, 6-2 win over No. 8 Agnieszka Radwanska on Tuesday. It was only her second win in six Grand Slam quarterfinals. She’s never gone further than the semis, and next meets the winner of Tuesday’s later match between No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and defending champion Kim Clijsters. The 22-year-old Belarusian extended her winning streak this season to 10 matches, including a title at Sydney where she beat Radwanska in the semifinals. “I’m really glad I could stay tough and finish the match,” she said. “I’m just really happy to be in the semifinals to give it all out there.” Azarenka lost just 12 games in the first four rounds. But she had six double-faults and made 38 unforced errors during her 2hour match against Radwanska. The first set featured eight service breaks, and there were 15 overall in the match. Azarenka’s double-fault helped give Radwanska a 6-0 lead in the tiebreaker, followed by a wild errant backhand by Azarenka on set point. But Azarenka, who can attain the No. 1 ranking by the end of the tournament, won the next seven games to move closer to the victory as the temperature increased to 93 at Rod Laver Arena. Radwanska is now 0-5 in Grand Slam quarterfinals. Five-time champion Serena

Williams is already out of the tournament. Her 17-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended in a 6-2, 6-3 loss to No. 56-ranked Ekaterina Makarova. The margin equaled the biggest Grand Slam defeat of Williams’ 17-year career. Makarova will face three-time major winner Maria Sharapova in an all-Russian quarterfinal. Sharapova rallied past Sabine Lisicki 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 before defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic fended off a resurgent Lleyton Hewitt in a dramatic last match of the day, winning 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. With Hewitt’s loss, Australia’s chances of celebrating a home singles winner were over. American hopes had already evaporated with the defeat of Williams — her first in Melbourne since 2008 and earliest since 2006. “I can’t even describe how I served, to be honest,” said Williams, who finished with seven double-faults, including four in one game in the second set. “My lefty serve is actually better than that. Maybe I should have started serving lefty.” Williams tried not to blame her left ankle injury from a tuneup tournament in Brisbane two weeks ago. But she didn’t move well and seemed to have particular difficulty running to her left. She said if it hadn’t been a Grand Slam, she wouldn’t have played at all. “Usually I play myself into the tournament,” Williams said. “But I don’t have a huge problem with an injury. So this is a completely different situation. Usually it’s easier for me to play myself in because I’m usually physically OK.”


Syracuse recovers, wins The Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Kris Joseph scored 17 points Monday night, and No. 3 Syracuse recovered from its first loss of the season by beating Cincinnati 60-53, giving coach Jim Boeheim a notable career win. The Orange (21-1, 8-1 Big East) used a late 12-2 run to pull away from the Bearcats (15-6, 5-3), who failed to turn the energy from their first home sellout into a signature win. Instead, Boeheim came away with career victory No. 877, moving him ahead of Adolph Rupp into sole possession of fourth place on the Division I coaching list. Syracuse was coming off a 67-58 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday that ended the best start in school history and cost the Orange their No. 1 ranking. Joseph had three driving baskets during the 12-2 run midway through the second half that made sure there would be no losing streak.

Kentucky back at No. 1 in AP poll Kentucky, the only team in last week’s top four not to lose over the weekend, is back on top of The Associated Press’ college basketball poll. The Wildcats, who were ranked No. 1 for two weeks earlier this season, moved up one place Monday after receiving 61 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Missouri, which got two No. 1 votes, jumped from fifth to second, while Syracuse, which was in first place for the last six weeks, dropped to third after losing at Notre Dame, its first loss this season. The Orange were No. 1 on two ballots. Ohio State and Kansas moved up two places to fourth and fifth and were followed by Baylor, which fell three places after losing two games last week, North Carolina, Duke, Georgetown and Michigan State. Duke dropped four places after losing to Florida State at home.

he continued. “It makes you want 30-hour days and 400-day years and we always want to do more than what we’re capable of doing, but the reality is you have to pick at some point and choose your career path. This is what I’ve done and what she’s doing now.” But Stewart said so long as Indianapolis Motor Speedway makes it logistically possible for Patrick to attempt both races, she may eventually run the race again. He said he has no interest in fielding a car for her, citing how much he’s already doing with all his other teams. The IndyCar Series would also welcome back its most recognizable driver to its biggest event of the season.


Azarenka into semis at Australian Open By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer

make that decision when you sign up to do (NASCAR),” Stewart said. “The decision you make, you have to come to peace with yourself with saying ‘I’m not going to do this.’ That was my childhood dream anyway. It may be a different scenario and feeling for her. But it was hard knowing when I signed that (NASCAR) contract that I was writing off the opportunity to go race at Indy. “It’s figuring out at the end of the day what do you really want to do. I guess that’s the part that even though it was hard to watch opening day of practice at Indianapolis, I’m enjoying what I’m doing, too, and this is what I want to do at the end of the day,”

Current slate produces up to 7 familiar games


Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins calls to his team as they play the Wizards Monday night in Philadelphia.

76ers dominate early, rout hapless Wizards The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Elton Brand had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Jrue Holiday also scored 17 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to 103-83 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Jodie Meeks added 15 points and Andre Iguodala had 11 assists. The Sixers led by 30 in the first half and easily cruised to their third win of the season against the hapless Wizards. Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 17 points. They lost their third straight game and remained the NBA’s only winless road team at 0-7. The Sixers are one of the league’s early-season surprises and are counting on this week’s slate of home games to fatten their record. After the Wizards, they play New Jersey, Charlotte and Detroit, four of the five worst teams in the Eastern Conference.

added 15 points in the opener of Atlanta’s five-game road trip. Bulls 110, Nets 95 CHICAGO — Derrick Rose and Richard Hamilton each scored 22 points to lead the banged-up Chicago Bulls to an easy victory over the New Jersey Nets. Hamilton set season highs in points and assists (10). Rose added eight assists and hung with Deron Williams after missing four games with a sprained left big toe.

Thunder 99, Pistons 79 OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook and reserve James Harden each scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons for their fourth straight blowout win at home. Spurs 104, Hornets 102 NEW ORLEANS — Tim Duncan sank a 13-foot running hook in a lane with 1.4 seconds left to finish with a season-high 28 points, and the San Antonio Spurs sent the New Orleans Hornets to an eighth straight loss.

Celtics 87, Magic 56 BOSTON — Paul Pierce and former Magic forward Brandon Bass each scored 19 points to carry the injury-riddled Boston Celtics to a win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. The Magic set franchise lows Rockets 107, for points and field goals (16). Timberwolves 92 Hawks 97, Bucks 92 MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Martin scored 31 points to lead MILWAUKEE — Joe Johnthe Houston Rockets to their son scored 15 of his seasonseventh straight victory, over high 28 points in the fourth Minnesota in coach Kevin quarter, rallying the Atlanta McHale’s first game back at Hawks to a victory over the Target Center since he was Milwaukee Bucks. Josh Smith had 19 points and fired by the Timberwolves in 2009. 13 rebounds, and Jeff Teague

Wyoming Valley West and Hazleton Area played Monday for the Wyoming Valley Conference Division I first-half title. Why? Why does the WVC use the antiquated scheduling of splitting the basketball season into two halves? Well, there are two main arguments, and neither holds much weight. The first is, “It’s the way we’ve always done it.” Well, high school football players used to wear leather helmets at one time. The other is, “It gives us something to play for.” Strange, I’ve looked at a lot trophy cases in high schools and never seen one for being a WVC divisional first-half basketball champion. Consider this: Hazleton Area and Valley West had already played during the first-half season. Then they played for the first-half title. Then will again in the second-half season. And if they tie again, they would play for the second-half title. And pending the outcome of that game, they could play again for the overall divisional title. And then possibly again in the District 2/4 Class 4A playoffs. And, as remote as the possibility is, once again in the PIAA Class 4A tournament. That’s seven times. Seven times! The two teams could spend nearly a quarter of their seasons playing each other. (And the possibility of being in a tournament together isn’t included). The solution is simple and one the Lackawanna Conference is considering – eliminate playing first-half and second-half seasons. As it stands now, WVC halfseason titles can be decided more on the luck of the draw – that is, who a team plays in crossover games with the other division – rather than which team is truly the best. A 13-game season will solve this problem in Divisions I and II. Play everybody in your division twice and in the other once. Division III will play its divisional foes twice for a 14game season. Thus the possibility of a dead week between the first-half and second-half seasons is eliminated or can be used for exhibition play or as make-up dates. Then that week between the end of the regular season and the District 2 playoffs can be used for two things – any games needed to break divisional ties

JOHN ERZAR NOTEBOOK or to determine an overall WVC championship tournament. Yep, an overall WVC championship tournament. Take the three divisional champions plus a wild card, seed them and have them play for an overall WVC title at one of the local colleges. Forget PIAA classifications; it’s not that pertinent when it comes to basketball. GAR’s victory over Valley West on Dec. 21 proved it. It’s time to do something different because the old way, quiet frankly, is getting old. SLOW, STEADY PROGRESS Three wins might not seem like much, but for Berwick (310) they are. The Dawgs won a total of three games in the past two seasons. Granted, Berwick’s wins aren’t against top-flight competition. It has defeated Montoursville, Midd-West and Wyoming Area – which were a combined 3-31 entering this past weekend. But progress has to start somewhere. SPOILER ROLE Coughlin (4-11) might be the team that decides the WVC Division I second-half title. The Crusaders lost to Pittston Area by seven and to Crestwood and Valley West by eight during the first-half season. Hazleton Area was the only divisional team to blow out the Crusaders, winning 75-47. The Crusaders lack two things – a big guy to control the inside and a traditional point guard to match up with other main ball handlers in the division. They are basically a team of off-guard and small-forward type players. But if they can cut down their turnovers, something that haunted them in a 65-52 loss to Dallas on Friday, they could pull off an upset or two. First-year coach Mike Day, who ironically was one of the best big men to play for Coughlin, said after the loss that the team needs to learn how to win. It could be a painful lesson at the expense of a contender. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Three WVC teams will be switching PIAA classifications over the next two years. GAR will move from Class 2A to 3A, while Holy Redeemer and Nanticoke will fall from 3A to 2A.

Leafs goaltender Gustavsson shuts out Islanders The Associated Press

TORONTO — Matthew Lombardi scored two goals and Jonas Gustavsson made 25 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Islanders 3-0 on Monday night in the first game of a home-and-home series. Phil Kessel also scored for Toronto (24-19-5), which moved into an eight-place tie in the Eastern Conference with the idle Washington Capitals. The Leafs stopped Islanders

forward John Tavares’ 12-game point streak — the longest run in the NHL this season — and snapped a three-game winning streak for New York (19-22-6). Tavares notched eight goals and 13 assists during his spurt, and helped the Islanders to an 8-4 mark. Hurricanes 2, Jets 1 RALEIGH, N.C. — Jeff Skinner and Tim Brent scored first-

period goals for the Carolina Hurricanes, who held off the Winnipeg Jets. Carolina won its third straight at home heading into the NHL All-Star break. Kyle Wellwood scored at 13:47 of the second period for the Jets’ only goal. Since giving up four power-play goals in five chances at Nashville on Jan. 7, Carolina has gone eight games without allowing one.

Red Wings 3, Blues 1 DETROIT — Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues for their 17th straight home win — the NHL’s longest single-season streak in 36 years. The Red Wings’ spurt is the fourth longest overall. Detroit (33-15-1) has won seven in a row and leads the NHL with 67 points.














Big Ten, Penn State not a dream matchup at start By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer

A comfortable member of the Big Ten for more than two decades, it’s easy to forget that Penn State wasn’t readily welcomed by everyone in the conference. “I’ve been to Penn State,” said Bob Knight, then the coach at Indiana, when Penn State was first invited to join the league in 1990. “And Penn State’s a camping trip. There’s nothing for about 100 miles.” Rick Bay, then Minnesota’s ath-

letic director, was hoping that the Big Ten didn’t expand. And that if it had to, he hoped the addition wouldn’t be Penn State. “I don’t think it’s a done deal,” he said. “Maybe it’s some wishful thinking on my part.” Even Indiana’s president said he would vote against bringing Penn State aboard. So it wasn’t as if all the Big Ten’s coaches and administrators sang ‘We Are The World’ and offered a warm hug to the Nittany Lions. The math didn’t work — how do

you schedule 11 teams? The travel was a pain — ever try to get to State College, Pa.? And there was the troublesome problem of what to call the new entity. The Big11? The Big Misnomer? The pragmatist in the grand design was Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. In 1990, he’d already been in charge of the Nittany Lions for 24 years — and, amazingly, would remain coach for 22 years more. Penn State had been an independent for 106 years before it

joined the Big Ten. The Big Ten hadn’t added a school since Michigan State in 1949. Paterno knew the change would be difficult on everyone. “The (Big Ten’s) presidents made an invitation and we accepted it,” Paterno said then. “It’s not going to be easy, though. I have a lot of empathy for coaches and athletic directors who have to make this happen. The easy part was done by the presidents. The hard part has to be worked out by others.” For the record, not everyone in

Son: JoePa upbeat, fought cancer to end The Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE — Joe Paterno was upbeat and confident in his final days and didn’t die broken-hearted over his firing in November as Penn State’s longtime football coach, his son said Monday. Scott Paterno said his Dad was “serenely calm,” before his death from lung cancer on Sunday, antsy to leave the hospital so he could start planning a vacation with his wife, Sue. Above all, he didn’t die bitter over his firing in November after 46 years as Penn State’s football coach, an abrupt dismissal that came amid a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. During a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Scott Paterno said his father’s health had deteriorated by Friday afternoon, prompting the family to announce Saturday that the 85-year-old Paterno was in serious condition. He died the following morning. “He wanted his family in his room. He wanted to be around people. He wanted to talk,” the son said. “He wanted to have people, even when he had trouble speaking, he wanted people around him talking. How are your kids? It was so natural. It was like we were having dinner around the kitchen table. It just happened to be his hospital bed.” And, he said: “Even at the end when it was clear that he passed a line of no return, it was never a moment of bitterness. It was never a moment of fear. He was serenely calm, even right up to the end.” The Paternos would have been married six decades this year. Along with their five children, Sue Paterno was at her husband’s bedside at Mount Nittany Medical Center when he died. “If there’s any message I think my father would pass on to everybody at this point, it’s



Penn State students comfort each other while attending a candle light memorial service in remembrance of Joe Paterno at a statue of Paterno on the Penn State University campus Sunday.

wife, Sue, and son, Jay, on Monday to express his condolences. The White House says the president recalled fond memories of when he first met Coach Paterno and said he and first lady Michelle Obama would keep the Paterno family in their prayers.

A likeness in tribute to former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is seen in front of restaurant near the Penn State campus Monday in State College.

‘let’s build this thing up.’ He was so positive and so confident at the end of his life that the things that were important about this place would endure. “And that’s why he was at peace,” Scott Paterno said, before joking, “That, and (that) my mother was willing to put up with him all these years.”

molester and that Paterno, when told of an incident involving Sandusky and a small boy in the Penn State showers, Continued from Page 1B did his duty but no more, passing the report to his superiors. “There’s the kind of stories I The only way to give the tragewish we could tell,” Paterno dy the gravity it deserved was to whispered. topple the icon who behaved so But a modern grotesquery fallibly. intervened, and there were too “You got what you got,” he many other boys who allegedly says he told himself, after he had been damaged. was fired by the board of trustFor most of his 61 years as a ees in November. “You did football coach at Penn State, about as much as you can do, on Paterno built a record of thorthe field and off the field.” ough decency and good inYet Paterno also understood tention. He loved his wife, reared five nice children, taught he was the face of a terrible inaction. He had done more his students well. He turned down big money for the role of a than some people, yet less than he should have when he failed tenured professor, and strolled to press his superiors about every day from his modest Mike McQueary’s report of home to his unpretentious office. He acquired real power and seeing Sandusky doing something sexual to a small boy in generally tried not to abuse it, the Lasch football building. and if he sometimes he did, he “I should have said ’Hey covered for it by insisting on where are we with this thing?’ “ paying for his ice cream cones. He set out to prove that staying Paterno said. He described in one place could be as reward- himself as paralyzed by the unthinkable subject matter. He ing as climbing to the next had “backed away,” he said, and rung. He meant to walk away trusted his bosses to handle it. sooner. He stayed too long. “I didn’t know which way to He stayed so long that he go,” he said. “And rather than became more of an ideal to his get in there and make a mistake followers than a person. Then . . .” the horrific happened, and the A week ago, Paterno invited quaint success story in the this reporter into his home peaceful hamlet was destroyed because he wanted to defend his by allegations that Jerry Sandrecord and give his version of usky, Paterno’s assistant coach events in the Sandusky case. He for 30 years, was a serial child

Obama offers condolences to Paterno’s family WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has offered his condolences to the family of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The White House says the president spoke with Paterno’s often seemed to be trying to explain his actions to himself as much as to others. It was a difficult conversation because it was not only his first interview on the subject of Sandusky but quite possibly the last interview he would ever give. His health was clearly precarious, and his answers often trailed off or wandered. Shortly afterward he failed badly, and slipped in and out of consciousness over the next few days. The enraged who demand hard answers as to why Paterno didn’t do more will have to wait until eternity. Why didn’t he follow up? “I don’t know,” he said. You will have to decide for yourself if Paterno could have reached the age of 85 in modern society without ever really knowing what man-boy sodomy was. “I had never heard of, of, rape and a man,” he said. For what it’s worth, there was genuine distress in his voice when he said it. And it’s hard to overstate just how insulated Paterno was. His home was a time warp, all old wood and creaking floorboards. But he most likely overstated his ignorance. He did, after all, belong to a Catholic Church wracked by pedophilia scandals. Still, I thought I understood what he meant. He seemed to reflexively recoil from such deviancy; it baffled him, and to

Pa. lawmakers honor late Joe Paterno with silence HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state lawmakers are remembering late college football coach Joe Paterno, recalling his commitment to students. State senators and House representatives held moments of silence in their chambers Monday and listened to remarks from two Penn State alumni in honor of Paterno, major college football’s winningest coach. House Speaker Sam Smith says he’ll remember the dignity and humbleness of a man who turned down the riches of an NFL coaching contract so he could make a difference in the lives of Penn State students. connect it to a longtime colleague was almost impossible. “It was shocking for me, and too, sadness,” Paterno said. “Was he sick? I don’t know. I don’t even know if he’s guilty.” It would be a mistake to think that Paterno didn’t care enough about the potential victims. “I’m sick about it. I think about a 12-year-old boy, a 10-year old boy. In the shower, a physical touching, it’s sickening.” According to Paterno’s wife Sue, the two of them spent agonized hours talking about whether, if Sandusky is guilty, they should have noticed something. If nothing else, Paterno said, maybe the Sandusky scandal would help drag the subject out of it dark corner. It was one of the last sentiments he expressed. On the final morning he would ever spend at home, he sat propped in bed and insisted on answering a few more questions. That’s how important it was to him to talk. In just a few hours he would be taken to the hospital, and remain there until he died Sunday morning. “I’m happy in one sense that we called attention, throughout this state, and throughout the country probably, that this is going on,” he said. “It’s kind of been like a hidden thing. So maybe that’s good.” According to a family spokesperson, it was among his last

Happy Valley was sold on a conference affiliation, either. One caller to a radio talk show said, “I think Penn State took a step down. I see Penn State giving everything to the Big Ten and getting nothing back in return.” For years, Penn State had tried to create an Eastern conference, but had failed. Most neighboring schools didn’t look at football the same way Penn State did. Plus, there were differences in size, academic goals and geography to address. At least the Big Ten was com-

prised of like universities in contiguous states. Still, even Penn State alumni were lukewarm to the lack of established rivalries and having to travel over 1,000 miles to watch the Nittany Lions play at Minnesota. “It’s been mixed,” said Peter Weiler, then Penn State’s executive director of the alumni association. “But the temperature is changing. This thing has been percolating for a while. When it first hit the streets, the reaction is completely different than what you have now.”

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cember 2004, then-offensive coordinator Charlie Weis was hired as head coach at Notre Dame but stayed on staff with New England throughout the playoffs. The Patriots wound up beating the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, and the team has essentially followed the same model with O’Brien. “I’ve been very fortunate in New England that I have a guy who (head coach Bill Belichick) has assigned to me as a de facto administrative assistant for things related to Penn State,” O’Brien said. “What we’ve put together here has been really good.” Of course, it doesn’t leave much time for sleep. During a “normal” work day, O’Brien spends the early morning hours and late night hours focusing on Penn State, with time spent on the Patriots in between. That’s how it worked for Weis, who famously said that he bought an air mattress for his office in Foxborough during his stretch of double-duty. Sadly, the makeshift bed was not left behind for O’Brien. “No,” he said with a laugh. “I try to sleep… One rule I have, I absolutely have to get a least one hour of sleep in my own bed with my wife.” In his waking hours, O’Brien has been busy making recruiting calls and finalizing details for his new coaching staff. Penn State has announced eight out of nine members of the staff, and O’Brien said a decision on the last spot will be made after the Super Bowl. In a hectic media scrum after his introductory press conference earlier this month, O’Brien had said he would be calling the plays on offense in his first year. Subsequent Penn State releases said that there would not be an offensive coordinator named. On Monday, O’Brien said both of those things were not necessarily true and that no final decisions had been made.

“That’s something we’re going to discuss what we’ll do fulltime,” O’Brien said. “Yes, I’m going to be very involved with the offense, but as far as playcalling, that depends on where I go with that (last coaching) spot.” O’Brien said there “might be” an offensive coordinator named, but followed it up by saying that “titles don’t mean anything.” “What’s important on staff is that each guy on staff understands their roles. … Every guy on staff will know his role. I’m in the process of still defining some of those roles.” As far as the players he inherits from Paterno, O’Brien will head to today’s memorial along with them. And remember what has made Penn State so successful in the past. “He cared so much about his players,” O’Brien said of Paterno. “He cared about them way more off field than as just football players. He knows he had good football players, but he taught them how to be men off the field. “Obviously we’ll try to do the same.”

lucid remarks to anyone outside of his immediate family. Paterno’s critics will say his inaction in the Sandusky case ruined his legacy and that he had the power to do more. But Paterno denied he was the ultimate moral authority in Happy Valley. He had always tried to refrain from flexing his muscle, he insisted. “In all the years I’m here, we went the way the university wanted,” he said. One reason I suspect Paterno decided to talk with me, as opposed to another writer, was because it brought his career full circle. In 1968 a Sports Illustrated writer named Dan Jenkins went to State College to do a story on a rising coach who had turned a cow college into a national football power, yet who emphasized academics like an Ivy Leaguer. No fewer than five times, Paterno asked, “How’s your father?” I replied that my father is 82 and still typing, and didn’t like the idea of retirement either. Back in 1968, Paterno told my father, “We’re trying to win football games; don’t misunderstand that. But I don’t want it to ruin our lives if we lose. I don’t want us ever to become the kind of place where an 8-2 season is a tragedy. Look at that day outside. It’s clear, it’s beautiful, the leaves are turning, the land is pretty, and it’s quiet. If losing a game made me miserable, I

couldn’t enjoy such a day.” Had that perspective gotten lost? Did Paterno feel that somewhere along the line, football had become too important, and somehow allowed a real tragedy to go overlooked? “Well, I don’t think it got lost,” he said. “I just think there was a series of situations that maybe people, a little bit, maybe they neglected something, and maybe they got a little bit frustrated. Whether they had good intentions or not, you’d have to ask them.” His record will show that he was a great, indomitable champion who amassed a record 409 victories, as well as an intelligent advocate who worked tirelessly for poor and minority athletes his whole career. It will show that he was utterly devoted to his players, regularly graduated more than 75 percent of them, and had 47 academic all-Americans. It will show that he made mistakes and omissions, one of them possibly truly costly. It will show that he mostly maintained his perspective and remained true to himself. “He didn’t preach one thing and live a different way,” Sue said. It will show that he was not a statue made of bronze, and that he was defined as much by what he failed to do and say, as by what he did. Which merely made him, in the end, human.

“When I took the job, I don’t believe Penn State was hiring a coach for the next three years. I believe they were hiring a coach for a little bit longer than that. Obviously you take everything day-by-day, but I intend to be here a long time.” Bill O’Brien Penn State football coach







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Giants’ Coughlin has special feeling for team By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants’ are Tom Coughlin’s team. The Maras and Tischs own the NFC champions. General manager Jerry Reese built them and made them Super Bowl ready. This team though is all Coughlin. The expression the players have used in their recent fivegame run to the title game is “all in,” and it’s all in Tom’s way. They have bought in 100 percent with their 65-year-old coach, and he is enjoying every second of it. When the Giants (12-7) ended the Patriots’ 20-game regularseason winning streak at home in November, Coughlin was hoisted in the air by his players. He loved it. When they went through a four-game losing streak right after that, he kept them together. And when they won Sunday, they hugged. Speaking on a conference call Monday, Coughlin said he has a special feeling and a special vibe for this team, which has overcome injuries and adversity to reach the Super Bowl. “I talk about an atmosphere that has been created, the cooperation between the players and the coaches and the harmony that is a great feeling that exits,” Coughlin said. “It has been that type of feeling that has sustained us over the course of the year,

but even more; that has seen people grow closer together.” Coughlin senses a true bond among the players, one that has them all working for a common goal. “On Saturday night they were locked in as well as any team that I have ever been associated with,” said the coach who led the Giants to a Super Bowl win over the Patriots in 2008, “You could hear a pin drop in the meeting rooms when I visited. It started out with special teams, then offense and defense. I walked around and I listened to the meetings. You could really feel and sense the focus and concentration. Those are things I appreciate.” Looking toward the Patriots, Coughlin said the Giants last game with New England seems like it too place a long time ago. He also noted Tom Brady and company are riding a 10-game winning streak. “They are an outstanding football team,” Coughlin said. “Without question to be able to play at home and beat a Ravens team that was playing so well and so physical and so on, they are playing very, very well.” Defensive end Justin Tuck said the Giants came into the playoffs playing their best football, much like the Packers a year ago. “We were a team, I felt, going into the playoffs, that no one

By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer


New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin reacts during the first half of the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in San Francisco.

wanted to play,” Tuck said in an interview with WFAN. “We wanted to play the 49ers. We wanted to play Green Bay. We wanted the competition. That’s who we are. That’s how we’re built.” Coughlin says his team knows what it wants. “I understand young people and all that goes with that, but these guys have been able to really create a very strong businesslike approach to what they’re do-

ing,” Coughlin said. “Whether you use the word fellowship or whatever word you want to use, there’s a strong, strong feeling among this group. It’s been a great source of pride for all of us as coaches.” The team arrived back in New Jersey early Monday after a loud and happy flight during which Coughlin said the players exchanged high-fives, shook hands and shared a look into each other eyes.

Ex-Viking boss Tice won’t interview for Raiders job ALAMEDA, Calif. — Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice will not interview for the Oakland Raiders vacant head coaching job as originally planned. Tice had been scheduled to meet with Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie on Tuesday at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. But the Bears said Monday that interview won’t take place because the Raiders have moved onto the “second phase” of their interview process. McKenzie has been searching for a replacement for Hue Jackson, who was fired Jan. 10 after

going 8-8 in his only season on the job. McKenzie fired Jackson on his first day on the job, saying he wanted his own man as head coach. The Raiders have been tightlipped about the search, but McKenzie told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that a hiring could come this week. McKenzie is at the Senior Bowl scouting for the draft. McKenzie has already interviewed Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, Philadelphia offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, former Miami interim coach Todd Bowles, New Orleans offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. and Green Bay linebackers coach Winston

Moss for the job. ESPN reported Monday that Allen would get a second interview, which is expected to be held this week at the Senior Bowl. The Broncos finished 20th in the league in total defense this season and were 24th in the league in scoring defense at 24.4 points per game in his first year as coordinator in Denver. Allen has been secondary coach the previous three seasons with the Broncos. He has also


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According to the November 2011 Nielsen survey, WNEP-TV, channel 16, has the highest-rated local newscast in the nation for its 5:30 a.m., 6 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts. In addition, the Moosic-based station ranked first among all ABC affiliates for ratings for its 5 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Nielsen ratings and shares are based on a percentage of the total households in a market. These rankings mean that WNEP has the highest percentage of viewers in its market in these time periods, and its numbers beat all other stations in the country.

By ROB GILLIES Associated Press

TORONTO — The new chief executive of Research in Motion said Monday that drastic change is not needed, even as the once iconic maker of the BlackBerry smartphone confronts the most difficult period in its history. The Canadian company turned the smartphone into a ubiquitous device that many couldn’t live without. But following the departure of Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, who stepped down as co-CEOs and co-chairmen, Thorsten Heins assumes the chief executive role at a time when Americans are abandoning their Blackberrys for flashier touch-screen phones such as Apple’s iPhone and various competing models that run Google’s Android software. RIM’s U.S. market share of smartphones dropped from 44 percent in 2009 to10 percent in 2011, according to market researcher NPD Group. The company still has 75 million active subscribers, but many analysts believe the company will lose market share internationally, just as it has in the U.S. Heins, formerly a little known chief operating officer who joined RIM four years ago from Siemens AG, replaces RIM’s founders after the company has lost tens of billions in market value. Balsillie acknowledged in December that the last few quarters have been among the most challenging times the company has seen. Even so, Heins said on a conference call on Monday that he didn’t think significant change was needed. He said the leadership change was not a “seismic” event. Heins said he’s committed to switching the company’s phones over to a new operating system, which is expected late this year. That’s the same plan favored by Lazaridis and Balsillie, who announced Sunday they would step down from the top jobs, but serve in other roles. Heins said RIM has to improve its U.S. marketing to go beyond the traditional corporate customer. “I want us to have a bit more of an ear towards the consumer market, understand trends, and not just do what the Street is telling you,” Heins said. Shares of RIM fell 8 percent, or $1.39 cents to $15.61, following his remarks. The stock had initially moved up almost 4 percent in premarket trading. Heins’ top priority will be to release smartphones that run the company’s long-awaited Blackberry10 software. “I will do everything I can to make that happen, but I cannot commit to a very specific date. But, yes, we will ship BlackBerry devices later this year on BlackBerry 10,” he said.

Tablet sales skyrocket

Tablets and e-readers were a popular gift over the holidays, so much so that the number of people who own them nearly doubled between mid-December and January, a new study finds. A report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, released on Monday, found that 29 percent of Americans owned at least one tablet or e-reader as of the beginning of this month. That’s up from 18 percent who said the same in December. The percentage of people who own a tablet jumped to 19 from 10 between mid-December and early January. Ebook reader ownership also rose to 19 percent from 10 percent of U.S. adults.


Apple takes aim at the textbook market If you thought Apple was satisfied with its current hegemony over consumer electronics, you’d be wrong. It’s getting into the textbook market with the launch of the latest version of its iBooks software. Textbooks, especially at the college and graduate level, are pretty expensive – due both to their specialized nature and distribution, and their captive audience. The markup on textbooks hovers in the 30 percent range. And what do you get for the exorbitant fee? In some cases, not much. I can recall spending more than $100 on a single textbook, only to have the professor tell us he wasn’t going to use it for the class. With iBooks 2 and its companion program, iBooks Author, Apple hopes to change that equation. iBooks Author is aimed at “educators and small publishers” according to Apple, and allows them to create interactive presentations that can be uploaded to the iBooks Bookstore in a special “textbook” category. It’s not just for college stu-

Texas Instruments plans to close computer-chip factories in Houston and Japan in a cost-cutting move that will lay off about 1,000 workers. The layoffs represent about 3 percent of the 34,800 workers that Texas Instruments employed as of Sept. 30. Closing the factories in Texas and Hiji, Japan, will save Texas Instruments about $100 million annually. The closures are scheduled to occur within the next 18 months.

Buffett: Tax policy wrong

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said he doesn’t blame Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for paying only about 15 percent of his income in taxes, saying it was misguided federal law that allowed very wealthy people who make a living “shoving around money” to pay a lower rate than average Americans. “It’s the wrong policy to have,” Buffett told Bloomberg TV on Monday.



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tors, it’s an entirely new way to reach students, although some elementary and high schools are struggling to find enough funding to keep their buildings maintained, to say nothing of handing out iPads to students. On the flip side, this could be an indication that perhaps Apple’s vision of a future dominated by iPads isn’t coming to fruition as rapidly as it would like. When it released the original iPad, it was billed as a “magical” device, that would replace books, laptops and newspapers in just a few years. We heard about how it would “change everything.” But it seldom works out that way. At the least, iBooks and iBooks Author are new tools that educators can take advantage of, and that’s not a bad thing. Perhaps we’ll soon see the return of an era when every teacher has an Apple on the desk, of one kind or another.


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Halliburton fleeing gas The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Halliburton can’t move away from natural gas fast enough for investors. The energy services company, a pioneer in North America’s shale gas boom, on Monday warned that more customers will scale back gas production this year due to low prices. The forecast lowered the company’s stock price by 3 percent. The shift away from natural gas “will have a shortterm impact on our margins,” CEO Dave Lesar told investors. But it also comes with some long-term benefits. Halliburton, which drills wells and gets them ready for production, is moving with the industry to focus on fields that hold more oil than gas. That should generate higher revenues than before since oil production tends to be more intensive, allowing Halliburton to charge higher contract rates.


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WEDNESDAY Partly sunny

Partly sunny

43° 34°

43° 27°

37° 27°

SATURDAY Partly sunny

SUNDAY Snow squalls possible

38° 30°

Syracuse 40/28

New York City 51/33 Reading 47/26

Atlantic City 53/34

Yesterday Average Record High Record Low

49/32 33/18 68 in 1906 -8 in 1936

Heating Degree Days*

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24 821 2757 3329 3261

*Index of fuel consumption, how far the day’s mean temperature was below 65 degrees.


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Sun and Moon

Sunrise 7:22a 7:21a Moonrise Today 7:49a Tomorrow 8:18a Today Tomorrow

The Finger Lakes

Highs: 33-40. Lows: 20-28. Chance of rain or snow showers. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 51-52. Lows: 28-30. Mostly sunny. Mostly clear tonight.

Philadelphia 52/33



Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 52-60. Lows: 30-40. Mostly sunny. Mostly clear tonight.


0.12” 1.27” 1.73” 1.27” 1.73” Sunset 5:10p 5:11p Moonset 7:00p 8:04p

Susquehanna Stage Wilkes-Barre 4.31 Towanda 2.85 Lehigh Bethlehem 3.07 Delaware Port Jervis 3.47

Chg. Fld. Stg -0.32 22.0 0.14 21.0 0.75








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46/37/.00 59/36/.00 30/1/.00 37/32/.00 90/64/.00 45/37/.00 45/37/.00 52/46/.00 50/39/.00 46/39/.00

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ALMANAC Recorded at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport River Levels, from 12 p.m. yesterday.




The Jersey Shore

Wilkes-Barre 42/21


29/21 58/47

The Poconos

Poughkeepsie 45/26

24/13 35/26

30° 15°

Highs: 50-55. Lows: 30-35. Partly to mostly sunny. Mostly clear tonight.

Pottsville 41/26

Harrisburg 42/28


Highs: 38-46. Lows: 21-24. Partly to mostly sunny and breezy. Clear to partly cloudy and breezy tonight.

Albany 42/27

Towanda 42/18

State College 39/25



Binghamton 40/20

Scranton 41/22

MONDAY Flurries

30° 25°

REGIONAL FORECAST Today’s high/ Tonight’s low

NATIONAL FORECAST: A storm system will bring rain, snow and breezy to windy conditions to the Pacific Northwest today. Rain and snow may be heavy at times. An upper-level trough of low pressure and increased Gulf moisture will also combine to trigger showers and thunderstorms over the southern Plains and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Some storms may be severe.

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44/39/sh 57/39/c 31/10/s 33/24/pc 82/60/pc 50/37/r 36/27/pc 57/51/c 62/46/pc 53/46/c



Mexico City Montreal Moscow Paris Rio de Janeiro Riyadh Rome San Juan Tokyo Warsaw

75/46/.00 37/9/.00 12/1/.00 50/41/.00 95/75/.00 63/39/.00 59/48/.00 82/74/.01 48/34/.00 36/32/.00

Today Tomorrow 70/49/sh 54/34/s 64/58/t 62/41/sh 58/38/c 31/21/pc 80/59/pc 65/41/pc 39/25/pc 47/45/r 44/30/pc 41/33/sn 71/60/t 65/48/pc 56/44/pc 44/41/r 81/58/pc 60/38/pc 54/36/s

63/51/pc 55/44/sh 69/59/sh 55/42/s 44/33/pc 41/26/c 78/61/s 68/45/s 40/32/pc 54/44/r 39/35/rs 45/34/c 66/46/t 74/49/pc 58/44/pc 49/39/r 80/62/s 64/43/s 47/37/s

Today Tomorrow 74/44/pc 37/28/rs 8/-2/s 46/41/sh 90/73/s 61/38/s 57/43/sh 81/70/pc 42/33/sh 33/26/sf

Key: s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sn-snow, sf-snow flurries, i-ice.

74/42/s 28/15/pc 5/-5/pc 51/43/sh 91/73/pc 64/40/s 52/38/s 80/69/sh 45/33/s 30/22/sf

Above average temperatures will continue all this week with dry weather today and Wednesday. The annual trend of our average high and low temperatures is now at its lowest point. It will begin to slowly trend upward in early February. Each of the past four months have ended up having above average temperatures and, so far this month, we are running 2.5 degrees above. The new longrange forecast for next month is showing our area with odds favoring warmer-thannormal conditions. If that’s correct, we would end up having six straight months with above average temperatures. - Tom Clark



42° 35°


THURSDAY Rain likely


avoid ineffective workouts

Almost any exercise is good exercise. That said, some people waste time on routines that aren’t best for reaching their goals, trainers say. Here are general tips from Shaun Knight, a certified athletic trainer in Virginia Beach, Va.: Think about variety, not just time. Keeping your body guessing is the best way to torch calories. “If

you ride an exercise bike at the same level for an hour, it may not be beneficial — especially given the time you’re putting in,� Knight says. “Your body will get used to it and start to think it’s easy.� Add different elements. Instead of running at a steady pace for an hour, you might run for 20 minutes, bike for 20 minutes and run

stairs for another 20. For strength-training, you could rotate between push-ups, squats and rowing machines. Switch up intensity. Increase your speed or resistance for short bursts of time. Even if you’re just walking on a treadmill, you can make the incline steeper. Focus on more than one muscle group. Your abdominal muscles won’t look great from crunches alone — you need a full-body aerobic workout too. You also

won’t effectively tone your legs just by using sit-down resistance equipment; instead, try a standing “cable column� machine that requires balance and works muscles from different angles. Schedule time with a trainer. Even if you can afford just one session, you can learn correct form for favorite exercises to prevent wasted energy and injury. Understand your goals. If you want to lose weight, exercises that isolate one muscle group —

biceps curls or calf lifts — won’t be much help. But if you’re trying to tone your arms or calves, those curls and lifts are important. Shorten breaks. Resist the urge to rest for more than a minute or two between machines during circuit training. And cut socializing by putting on headphones until your workout is done. — MCT Information Services








Next ‘Call the Doctor’ topics Balance and dizziness are the topics on the next “Call the Doctor� at 7 tonight on WVIATV. Moderator George Thomas will be joined by Jorge Gonzalez, Bloomsburg University; Dr. Marcus Myers; Jeff Walter, director of the Otolaryngology Vestibular and Balance Center at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville; and Sondra Morgan, Allied Services. Viewers may call in questions during the live show at (800) 326-9842 or submit their questions online at An encore broadcast of this episode will air at 2 p.m. Sunday on WVIA-TV.


Urgent care centers open Geisinger Health System recently opened two new urgent care centers in Luzerne County. They are Urgent Care at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township and Careworks After-Hours Care in Mountain Top. Hours for the Urgent Care at Geisinger Wyoming Valley are 6 to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 3 to 11 p.m. on weekends. Patients should enter through the Pearsall Heart Hospital entrance. Hours for the Careworks After-Hours Care in the Geisinger Medical Laboratory in the Weis Shopping Plaza are 5 to 11 p.m. Monday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Beginning in February, the center will be open seven days a week. Free hearing tests The Hope Center, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville, will begin free hearing tests and audiology evaluations on Wednesdays by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 696-5233 or email Lupus Foundation slates Conference Call Series The Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, Pocono/Northeast Branch will hold a free Winter Wellness Conference Call Series beginning Wednesday . Patients with lupus and other autoimmune diseases are invited to call in to any one or all three sessions from their home or cell phone. Topics are as follows: Jan. 25, “Too Tired to Shop or Cook?� with registered dietitian Joy Tetlak-Adelstein; Feb. 9, “Exhausted at the Thought of Exercise?� with physical therapist Susan Dwyer; and Feb. 21, “Coping During the Darker Months� with clinical psychologist Dr. Theresa Kovacs. All sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. To join the calls, dial (888) 405-0990 at the start of the session and then dial 3030 when prompted. For more information, contact the Lupus Foundation at (888) 995-8787. Health briefs are limited to nonprofit entities and support groups. To have your health-oriented announcement included, send information to Health, Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., WilkesBarre, PA 18711-0250; by fax: 8295537; or e-mail Information must be received at least two weeks in advance.

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CrossFitters sometimes take to the streets for workouts, as here at Harbor Steps in downtown Seattle, Wash. As the devotees go through a workout called Donkey Kong, passers-by tend to stare.

Train like a caveman BY JOSH NOEL Chicago Tribune


hen it’s workout time at Core Fitness Chicago, out comes the sledgehammer. And the 80pound bag of mulch. And the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee — for pushing across a rooftop parking lot while someone steps lightly on the brake. As if it even needs to be said: Don’t even bother looking for a treadmill. If such exercise sounds ambitiously modern, it’s not; those tools are meant to imitate the way humans stayed healthy 10,000 years ago. Called Paleo, primal, caveman or — the umbrella term of the moment — ancestral, the regimen replaces contemporary “working out� with real-life movementsthatourPaleolithicancestorsused to survive: pushing, pulling, lifting, squatting, bending, walking and the occasional high-intensity sprint. Hence, pushing an SUV and pounding tires with a sledgehammer, both of which are central to Core Fitness Chicago’s

Jim Evans embraces CrossFit’s primal philosophies with a motley collection of equipment.

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Is your back bothering you? Research shows that moving can be the best medicine. Here, Prevention reveals three ways to send pain packing. 1: Stretching: A recent study found that stretching is just as effective as yoga at reducing back pain. Stretching of any kind, whether static(youholdthepose) or dynamic (you move through a complete range of motion), can help improve flexibility and decrease back-pain risk and symptoms. 2: Yoga: Two recently published studies found that people who practiced yoga had less pain and more mobility than those who

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classes. Those class offerings include “Train Like Jane� for women and “Primal Training� for men. “The first time I saw it,itjustintimidatedme,�saidTriciaKeller, 22, who has taken the “Train Like Jane� class for a year. Now she drags the weighted sled as fiercely as anyone. “I feel like if I went back to a regular gym, I wouldn’t see these kinds of results and I’d get burned out,� she said Ancestral exercise, which for many people includes a diet component heavy on meats and vegetables and forsaking dairy and grain, slowly has crept into the mainstreaminrecentyears.TheCrossFit exercise regimen, which includes many primal philosophies, has developed a strongnationalfollowing,andtherecently formed Ancestral Health Society held its first Ancestral Health Symposium during two days in August. See CAVEMAN, Page 2C

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Human tears are thought to be unique in the animal kingdom, in that they’re often tied to our emotional state — but that’s not the only special property they possess. Proteins in tears can protect against harmful bacteria, and now a team of University of California-Irvine researchers has shown how. Lysozymes are antiseptic proteins found in a number of bodily fluids, including tears. Their antibacterial properties were first identified by Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin, in the 1920s, but it was unclear how these proteins could take out bacteria much bigger than them. The body’s defensive army of white blood cells, after all, protects by engulfing and destroying invading bacteria; lysozymes must work by a very different mechanism. Now, in a paper released online Thursday by the journal Science, researchers have found that these proteins work by using “jaws” to chew through cell walls, destroying the bacteria in the process. Figuring this out was no easy task: As the protein binds with the molecule it’s affecting, it undergoes subtle shape changes that can tell researchers what exactly the protein is doing. The problem is, this process is hard to keep track of. The scientists had to build a tiny transistor and stuck a single protein molecule on its carbon-nanotube live wire, essentially tracking the electronic “noise” the protein gave off as it shifted around. The technique they used will, they hope, also be useful in detecting cancerous molecules, long before conventional detection methods would pick up signs of the disease.

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More than 500 people came togetherfromacrossthecountry in Los Angeles for the symposium, which included seminars suchas“OrganicFitness:Howto Train Like a Hunter-Gatherer.” The next Ancestral Health Symposium will be at Harvard University in August. “There’s a natural community coming together around these ideas,” said Brent Pottenger, a medicalstudentwholivesinBaltimore and is co-founder of the Ancestral Health Society. No two adherents will agree exactly on the ideal ancestral exercise routine. For every person who swears by barefoot running (Paleolithics didn’t have shoes as we know them, after all), a handful of others will call the notionabsurd.Buttherearemostly commonalities, and at the top of the list is that the modern notion of exercise has gone astray. Theargumentisthis:Whenhumans began planting crops and building societies after nearly 2 million years of hunting and gathering,webetrayedourgeneticdispositions. And as technology has improved — from elevators to email — we’ve only done ourselves a greater disservice by becoming more sedentary. We’ve made up for it with a misguided








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Ancestral exercise also places emphasis on short bursts of weightbearing intensity, however, such as pushing a weighted sled or poundingatirewithasledgehammer.The most dedicated adherents create backyard gyms that can involve carrying rocks, lifting tree branches and using “adult monkey bars” for chin-ups, climbing and dips. Keli Roberts, a spokeswoman for San Diego-based American Council on Exercise, said many of the concepts of ancestral exercise, such as interval training and natural body movements, are admirable but should not come at the expense of cardiovascular exercise. “You’d be hard-pressed to find scientific evidence that supports interval training without cardio,” Roberts said. ACE recommends low-intensitycardioexercise,suchasbriskwalking, five times each week for 30 minutes or high-intensity cardio, such as jogging or swimming, three times each week for 30 minutes.

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for the coming year. There is a $5 donation to join or renew.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m., Jan. 31 in St. Anthony’s Center. Vic Malinowski will preside. New members welcomed at the previous meeting are Virginia Craig, Cathy Leaks and Fran Lepo. Fifty-fifty winners were Virginia Craig, Rosemary Golinski, Maureen Gosart, Johanna Malinowski and Ann Mattei. Winnings from the special bingo game were shared between Charlie Cheskiewicz and Mary Kovaleski, who also won the jackpot game. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to Mount Airy Casino on Feb. 15. Pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome. For more information contact Johanna at 655-2720.

MOUNTAIN TOP/WILKESBARRE: The AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the Marian Sutherland Library, Mountain Top, and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, is providing free tax preparation and e-filing for federal and state income taxes for area residents. This service is available to all taxpayers with lower and middle incomes with special attention to those aged 60 and over. Taxpayers are not required to belong to AARP to be eligible for this service. Copies of 2010 tax returns, social security statements, W-2, 1099’s, interest or dividend income statements and property tax receipts for 2011 must be supplied. Appointments are required. Tax assistance will be available at the Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top, on Mondays Feb. 6 to April 9. Call 678-5436 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday to make an appointment. Do not call the library for an appointment. Tax assistance will be available at the Good Shepherd Church, 190 S. Main St., WilkesBarre, on Thursdays Feb. 2 to

KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center’s council will meet at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. The “Health at Any Size” nutrition class continues at 10 a.m. Thursday. The center is starting a Zumba Gold class with a certified instructor to be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. Cost is $2. Membership renewals are due

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THE TIMES LEADER April 12. Call 678-3504 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday to make an appointment. Do not call the church for an appointment. PITTSTON: The Heartland Home Health and Hospice Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Pittston Senior Center. The group meets once a month and all are welcome to share experiences and support members who are going through a difficult time. The Pittston Senior Center is seeking donations of 4-ply yarn. Donations can be dropped off at the center 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or arrangements can be made for pickup. WILKES-BARRE: The Firwood Senior Citizen Club will hold a “brown bag” meeting 1 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Firwood United Methodist Church, Old River Road and Dagobert Street. A comedy program will be presented after the business meeting. New chairmen appointed at the last meeting are Regina Molotoris, membership; Marilyn Matthews, sunshine; Catherine Jones, program; Maureen Chamberlain, trips; and Helen Roberts, publicity.

A 25th anniversary party will take place at 1 p.m. March 1 in the meeting room. Members wishing to attend must sign up and pay at the February meeting. Cost is $11. Joyce Perez is chairman. Upcoming trips planned are Feb. 15 Victorian High Tea, Abagail’s Tea Room, Reading; April 18 Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster; May 16 Sands Casino, Bethlehem; June 10-14 Port Royal Hotel, Wildwood Crest, N.J. Non-members are welcome on trips. Call Maureen at 824-6538 for details. WILKES-BARRE: The Rainbow Seniors will meet Feb. 20 at the Albright United Methodist Church. Servers are Charles and Doris Hughes and Jean Langley. New officers installed at the previous meeting are: Angelo Ricci, president; Jerry Fiorucci, vice president; Bernadine Ricci, treasurer; Dorothy Coach, recording secretary; Betty Krasnahill, membership; Doris Hughes, sunshine report; Joan Krasnahill, telephone committee; Charles Hughes, publicity; Bernice Krasnahill, door collection; Aldona Smith, piano; Edward Evans, club and church liaison; and the Rev. Dr. James Harring, piano.


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Zumba classes scheduled at Pittston Senior Citizens Center Zumba Gold classes are now being held 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pittston Senior Center, 441 N. Main Street, Pittston. Classes are designed for those 55 years of age or older. Cost for center members is $2 per class and $3 per class for nonmembers. For more information, or to register for the class, contact Connie or Hazel at 655-5561. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Nancy Cronick and Anita Lopresto. Second row: Beryl Stover, Karen Orzello, Geri McNulty, Mary Policare and Mary Hoinski.

and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visit the SPCA of Luzerne County online at


Wesley Village packs food bags for Salvation Army Residents at the Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility on United Methodist Homes’ Wesley Village Campus recently helped pack 140 bags of food for a party that the West Pittston Salvation Army hosts for the homeless each Christmas. This is the second year the campus has provided assistance for the event. Packing bags, from left, are residents Clara Zajulka and Margaret Kolakoski.

Volunteers, residents enjoy holiday party at Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center

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Volunteers at the Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center, Dallas, shared their holiday spirit with residents at the annual holiday party sponsored by the Auxiliary. Residents enjoyed delicious pastries, seasonal beverages and entertainment provided by George Rittenhouse. At the party, from left, first row: Irene Meren, volunteer; Betty Sorchik, volunteer director; Florence Berlot, Lillian Geurin and May Mackey, residents; and Leicha Cilvic, activity staff. Second row: Marilyn Gregorski, volunteer director; Fran Dierolf, Cindy Gitschlag, Joan Doran and Virginia Clark, volunteers; Rittenhouse; Florence Howie, family member; Cynthia Sickler, activity staff; and Nancy Space, activities director.


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Father’s patient instruction gave teen confidence behind the wheel Dear Abby: Like “I’d Rather Walk in Houston” (Nov. 12), I learned to drive as a high school senior. My father taught me in a local park. As I learned to operate the car, I gained confidence, but I was still not ready for street traffic. He said I was a “slow learner,” but didn’t force me onto the streets. After several more rounds in the park, I was able to face traffic. Yes, I was uneasy, but having Dad in the passenger seat boosted my confidence. I drove with supervision for several months to get accustomed to the controls. My solo drive was prom night. By the time I arrived at my date’s home I felt as if I had showered in my tux!

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Dear Abby: I had many of the same fears. I was afraid something bad would happen if I was driving alone in the car. Even though I was 18, I didn’t feel old enough or responsible enough to be driving. Once I got my license, I loved driving! If I had realized earlier what a sense of freedom and maturity getting my license would give, I would have gotten it the day I turned 16. — Also a Late Driver Dear Abby: “Rather” has good reason to fear driving: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens. In 2009, about 3,000 teens ages 15 to 19 were killed and 350,000 were treated in emergency rooms. After graduation she can choose a col-


lege in an urban area with sidewalks, bicycle lanes and good public transit and minimize the need to drive. People who walk are less likely to experience many health problems. They are not the ones who should consider talking to a therapist. Rather, it is those drivers who account for the 65 percent of trips under a mile that are taken by car. — Promoting Transportation Safety Dear Abby: If “Rather” wants to drive and just needs to get past the initial fear that comes along with the enormous responsibility, then your advice was on target for how to get over her insecurity. However, if she just prefers to walk, I can tell her from personal experience that a per-

son can function just fine, especially in a large city. I took driver’s ed when I was 16 and never got comfortable driving, nor did I feel the need to get my license. I am now 33, living in a large city. I walk to my job, the grocery store and anywhere else I need to go. If I choose to venture farther, there is public transportation. I am self-sufficient. I have never yearned to have my driver’s license, and I am totally comfortable being a pedestrian. — Happy On Foot in Milwaukee To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)



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LINCOLN `88 132,000 MARK VII Approx.

miles. To date I have done repairs & preventative maintenance. In the amount of approx. $4,500, Not including tires. There is approx. 20 Sq. In. of surface rust on entire car. I would be happy to describe any or all repairs. All repair done by certified garage. FINAL REDUCTION $3,200 570-282-2579

PONTIAC ‘00 GRAND AM White. 4 door. 4

cylinder. Auto. AM/FM/CD. 155,000 miles. Extra snow tires on rims. New brake and inspection. Runs very good! $2,500 570-466-7427

SUZUKI ‘06 SWIFT RENO 4 cylinder. Automatic. 4 door. $4,800 (570) 709-5677 (570) 819-3140


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11 AUDI S5 QUATTRO CONVERTIBLE Sprint blue/black, tan leather, auto, 7 speed, turbo, 330 HP, Navigation, AWD 09 CHRYSLER SEBRING 4 door, alloys, seafoam blue. 08 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE, blue, auto V6 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 07 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, navy blue, auto, alloys 07 CHRYSLER 300 LTD, AWD, silver, grey leather 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER, mint green, V6, alloys 06 NISSAN MAXIMA SE silver, V6, sunroof 06 DODGE STRATUS SXT, red 05 CHRYSLER 300C TOURING, black, gray, leather 05 DODGE NEON SXT, red, 4 cyl, auto 05 CHEVY IMPALA LS burgundy, tan leather, sunroof 05 VW NEW JETTA gray, auto, 4 cyl 05 CHEVY MALIBU MAXX, white, grey leather, sunroof 04 NISSAN ALTIMA SL, 3.5 white, black leather, sun roof 03 SAAB 9-3, silver, auto, sunroof 03 VW JETTA GLS, black, auto, sunroof 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 02 MUSTANG GT, V8, green, black leather, 5 speed 01 VW JETTA GLS, green, auto, 4 cyl 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 00 PLYMOUTH NEON purple, 4 door, auto 98 MAZDA MILLENIA green 98 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, black


08 JEEP COMPASS SPORT, silver, 4 cyl, auto, 4x4 08 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB, white, 5.7 Hemi, 4 door, 4x4 08 CADILLAC ESCALADE black, black leather, 3rd seat, navigation, 4x4 07 CHRYSLER ASPEN LTD, silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 07 DODGE DURANGO SLT, blue, 3rd seat 4x4 07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT, blue grey leather, 7 pax mini van 06 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR XLS, AWD, blue auto, V6 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4 dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 05 FORD F150 XLT, extra cab, truck, black, V8, 4x4 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT, blue, grey leather, 4x4 05 BUICK RANIER CXL gold, tan, leather, sunroof (AWD) 04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS, burgundy, auto (AWD) 04 FORD FREESTAR, blue, 4 door, 7 passenger mini van 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, silver, black leather, 3rd seat, AWD 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, 4x4 black, black leather, 3rd seat, 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 03 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT, 4 door, green, tan, leather, 4x4 03 GMC SAFARI, 7 passenger mini van, gray (AWD) 03 FORD WINDSTAR LX green 4 door, 7 pax mini van 02 CHEVY 2500 HD reg. cab. pickup truck, green, auto, 4x4 01 FORD EXPLORER SPORT XLT, gold, sunroof, 2 door, 4x4 01 F150 SUPERCREW XLT, green, 4 door, V8, 4x4 truck 00 GMC SIERRA SLE, extra cab, pewter silver, V8, 4x4, truck 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT black & brown, brown leather 4x4 98 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO SE, silver, V6, 4x4 96 CHEVY BLAZER, black 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK

VW `87 GOLF Excellent runner

with constant servicing & necessary preventative maintenance. Repair invoices available. Approx 98,131 miles. Good condition, new inspection. $2,300. Call 570-282-2579

AUDI `96 QUATTRO A6 station wagon.

143k miles. 3rd row seating. $2,800 or best offer. Call 570-861-0202

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4 Door 3.2 VTEC 6 Cylinder engine Auto with slapstick. Navigation system. 57k miles. Black with Camel Leather interior. Heated Seats. Sun Roof, Excellent condition. Satellite Radio, Fully loaded. $18,000. 570-814-2501

ACURA `06 TL White Diamond

80K original miles, 1 Owner, Garage Kept, Camel Leather Interior, 3.2L / 6 Cylinder, 5-Speed Automatic, Front/Rear & Side Airbags, ABS Navigation System, 8Speaker Surround System, DVD /CD /AM/FM/ Cassette, XM Satellite Radio, Power & Heated Front Seats, Power Door Locks & Windows, Power Moonroof, 4 Snow Tires Included!.... And Much, Much, More! Car runs and looks beautiful $16,500 Firm Call 239-8461

BMW `01 X5

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

BMW `07 328xi Black with black

interior. Heated seats. Back up & navigation systems. New tires & brakes. Sunroof. Garage kept. Many extras! 46,000 Miles. Asking $20,500. 570-825-8888 or 626-297-0155 Call Anytime!

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AWD, 6 cylinder, Silver, 55,000 miles, sunroof, heated seats, Bose sound system, 6 CD changer, satellite radio, Onstar, parking assist, remote keyless entry, electronic keyless ignition, & more! $16,500 570-881-2775


Silver beauty, 1 Owner, Museum quality. 4,900 miles, 6 speed. All possible options including Navigation, Power top. New, paid $62,000 Must sell $45,900 570-299-9370


Metallic gray, sunroof, leather, Bose Satellite with CD radio, heated seats, traction control, fully loaded. Remote Start. 50k miles. $16,995 or trade. (570) 639-5329


SS2. Fully load, V8, jewel red with white stripes on hood & trunk, list price is $34,500, Selling for $29,900. Call 570-406-1974

CHRYSLER `06 300

4 door sedan in perfect condition. Full service records. All luxury options and features. 25.5 MPG. $12,800. Call 570-371-1615


BMW `99 M3with Convertible

Silver, 2nd owner clean title. Very clean inside & outside. Auto, Power mirrors, windows. CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. 69,000 miles. $5900. 570-991-5558

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

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CADILLAC ‘00 DTS Tan, satellite

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HYUNDAI ‘06 ELANTRA Tan, 4 door,


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

LEXUS `01 ES 300


80,000 miles, excellent condition, all options. Recently serviced. New tires. $9,300. 570-388-6669

Beautiful, 4 door. Power steering & brakes. 8 cylinder. Excellent condition. $3,000. Negotiable. 570-762-3504

clean title, 4 cylinder, auto, 115k miles. Power windows, & keyless entry, CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. $3900 570-991-5558

JAGUAR `00 S TYPE 4 door sedan. Like

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


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driven, last Cutlass off the GM line. Crimson red with black leather interior. Every available option including sunroof. Perfect condition. 300 original miles. $21,900 or best offer. Call 570-650-0278



9 S. Keyser Ave Taylor, PA 18517 Where Taylor meets Old Forge 02 Dodge 1500 RAM Conversion Van Fully equipped. See the USA in this beauty. 90K. Only $6,775 04 Chevy Tahoe This beauty is fully equipped & almost brand new. Reduced $17,850 99 Buick Century Custom 4 door. Air. Auto. New inspection. Gold in color. Only $2,375 01 Chevy Impala 4 door. V6. Air. Auto. Alloys. Like new. Bright Red. $4,675 00 Ford Tarus SE 4 door. Air. Auto. Alloys. Just traded. Now $3,975 00 Pontiac Grand Pre V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. Moonroof. Local Trade. Just $5,875 02 Chrysler Sebring LXI 2 door. V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. A true sports car! 60K. Now $5,775 02 Buick Century Custom 4 door. V6. Auto. Air. Leather. 70K. Like New. $5,775 01 Pontiac Montana Van V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 3rd row seating. Nice! $3,975 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cylinder. Auto. Air. Alloys. 4WD. New Inspection. Only $3,475 95 Chevy Blazer V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 4WD. New inspection. Only $2,875 94 Oldsmobile Royale 88 4 door. V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 60K. Inspected. $3,475


White. New manual transmission & clutch. Front wheel drive. 165k highway miles. Great on gas. Good condition, runs well. $3,000 or best offer 570-331-4777

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



70,000 original miles. Leather interior. Excellent condition. $2,500. Call 570-282-4272 or 570-877-2385



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removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $28,000. Call 825-6272


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Guaranteed Low Fees Payment Plan! Colleen Metroka 570-592-4796


Attorney Services

Bankruptcy $595 Guaranteed Low Fees Atty Kurlancheek 825-5252 W-B ESTATE PLANNING /ADMINISTRATION

Real Estate & Civil Litigation Attorney Ron Wilson 570-822-2345 Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959

DIVORCE No Fault $295 Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006




Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884


350 V8. Original owner. Automatic transmission. Rare tuxedo silver / black vinyl top with black naugahyde interior. Never damaged. $6,000. Call 570-489-6937


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

Restored. Ford Blue with tan canvas top. $15,225 570-339-1552 after 5:00pm


Auto Parts

Harry’s U Pull It

AS ALWAYS ****HIGHEST PRICES***** PAID FOR YOUR UNWANTED VEHICLES!!! DRIVE IN PRICES Call for Details (570) 459-9901 Vehicles must be COMPLETE !!

Plus Enter to Win $500.00 Cash!! DRAWING TO BE HELD DECEMBER 31

150 Special Notices

415 Autos-Antique & Classic


VOLVO `95 940 FORD ‘28 MODEL A Sport Coupe. Rumble Seat. STATIONWAGON Professionally Looks and runs like




415 Autos-Antique & Classic

150 Special Notices

Octagon Family Restaurant

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651


Wednesday Jan. 25 Special

.35 cent Wings

In House Only. Minimum purchase of a dozen.

Wednesday-Sunday Open at 4 pm

Home of the Original ‘O-Bar’ Pizza

Legals/ Public Notices

Legals/ Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Harveys Lake Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public meeting on February 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Harveys Lake Borough Building. Harveys Lake Zoning Hearing Board will hear testimony on the application from Kenneth M. Pollock, regarding a property at 247 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake, PA 18618. Applicant is requesting a variance, necessary to demolish and rebuild a patio area that will include a privacy wall, and trellis. The proposed structures do not meet the dimensional regulations for side yard setback in the R1-A zoning district. Copies of the application can be reviewed at the Harveys Lake Municipal Building during regular business hours. Andy Luzetski Zoning Officer


Legals/ Public Notices


Legals/ Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LUZERNE COUNTY ZONING HEARING BOARD HAS RECEIVED APPLICATION FOR THE FOLLOWING VARIANCES FROM THE LUZERNE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE. 1. Michael J. Baclasky, 1219 Spring St., Avoca, PA, requests a Use Variance to have three (3) apartment units in an existing building at 181 Main St., Avoca Borough located in a Two- Family Residence District. 2. Maria Carey, 31 Hilltop Dr., Shavertown, PA, requests a Use Variance to operate a pet grooming salon business in an existing building, at 273 Kelly St., Luzerne Borough,, located in a Community Business District. 3. David Fisher, 222 N. Mountain Rd., Sweet Valley, PA, requests a Front Yard Variance -required 50 ft., requested 20 ft., to build a side and rear residential addition, at that address, Lake Township, located in a Conservation District. The County of Luzerne does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or familial status in employment or the provision of services. A Public Hearing will be held by the Board on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 7:00 P. M. in the County Council’s Meeting Room of the County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, PA, to hear these appeals. The Luzerne County Courthouse is a facility accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (570) 825-1635, TDD 825-1860). The files on these cases may be examined at the Luzerne County Planning Commission, Room 208, Penn Place Building, East Market Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA, between the hours of 9:00 A. M. and 4:00 P. M.





3900 MILES!

2,000 MILES!




















FREE STATE INSPECTION AS LONG AS YOU OWN THE CAR! *Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends JANUARY 31, 2012.

CALL NOW 823-8888 1-800-817-FORD Overlooking Mohegan Sun 577 East Main St., Plains

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B



Commercial Trucks & Equipment

CHEVY ‘89 2500 SCOTTSDALE Pickup Truck with

insulated refrigerated box, cooling unit. 5 speed, rebuilt 8 cylinder. $2,500. Box only an option. 570-333-4827

GMC ‘98 SIERRA 3500 4WD Stake Side, 350 V8, Auto. 75,000 miles on current engine. 12' wood bed, body, tires, interior good. Excellent running condition. New generator, starter, battery. Just tuned and inspected. $6,900. Call 570-656-1080




150 CCs. 4,700 miles. 70 MPG. New battery & tires. $1,500; negotiable. Call 570-288-1246 or 570-328-6897





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

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HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘01 Electra Glide, Ultra


527 Food Services/ Hospitality


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

527 Food Services/ Hospitality


Auto Parts



NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

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

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

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2WD. Extra cab. Highway miles. Like new! $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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


Like new, 28,000 miles, loaded Asking $12,700. 655-1569

CHEVROLET `08 EQUINOX LT AWD. 92,000 miles.

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

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

price! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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


$5,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $12,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031

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


seats. Extra Clean! $3,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

V6. Silver. CD changer. Power locks. Keyless entry. $12,000 (570) 814-0462



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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


1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Very clean. $10,750. Call 570-474-6028

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SPORT. Rare. 5 speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518

(No Collections)

Available routes: Hazleton (MOTOR ROUTE)

$650 Monthly Profit + Tips

39 daily papers / 51 Sunday papers

East Broad Street, Franklin Street, Chruch Street


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


$400 Monthly Profit + Tips


22 daily / 38 Sunday

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

Bernard Avenue, York Town Drive, Samuels Avenue

To find a route near you and start earning extra cash, call Rosemary at

JEEP 03 WRANGLER X 6 cylinder. Auto. 4x4. $10,999


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


Logistics/ Transportation

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


Black Beauty! $6,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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


2 door. 4x4. 6 cylinder. Auto. Like new! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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


Accounting/ Finance


Growing company seeks dynamic manager for loan servicing department. Individual must possess excellent communication and writing skills, ability to manage, coach, and inspire a department of 15 to 20 people. Experience in Customer Service, general knowledge of IT, consumer collections, FDCPA, skip tracing, and Excel. Individual must possess high energy and have the ability to motivate staff. Schedule flexibility required. Salary plus generous bonus structure. Blue Cross PPO/ Disability/Life Insurance/401k + match/ Discount Travel Please email or fax resume to hr@sundance or 877-329-7861

1 owner vehicle!! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


Education/ Training


Red & silver, One owner, garage kept, well maintained. Loaded with too many options to list! 68,000 miles. Asking $11,200. 570-239-8389


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


Sport Utility 4 door pickup. 68K. AWD. 4 cylinder. 2.5 Litre engine. 165hp. Bedliner & cover. Premium Sound. $10,700. Call 570-474-9321 or 570-690-4877


85K. 4x4. Auto. Nice, clean interior. Runs good. New battery & brakes. All power. CD. $6,800 570-762-8034 570-696-5444

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, CD player, leather interior, tinted windows, custom wheels, $13,000 Call 570-829-8753 Before 5:00 p.m.

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

ALL JUNK CAR & TRUCKS WANTED Highest Prices Paid In Cash!!!

in the Pharmacy Technician program. Must have minimum 3 years work experience in a pharmacy. Teaching experience a plus, but not required. Fax resume to: 570287-7936 Email to jgiovannini@ or mail to Director of Education Fortis Institute 166 Slocum Street Forty Fort PA 18704


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Immediate opening for full time diesel mechanics/road technicians. 1st/2nd/3rd shifts available. WilkesBarre area. Must have own tools, PA class 8 inspection license preferred but not necessary. Competitive wage/ benefits. 401k. Call now: 570-592-0088 Openings for


Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Williamsport area. 100% pre-employment drug testing. Competitive wages. Health, dental, vision, and 401k. Send resume to: Franchelli Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 1668 Plains, PA 18705 E.O.E.

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FREE REMOVAL Call V&G Anytime 288-8995

Kingston based general practice. Experience necessary. Please send resumes to: c/o Times Leader Box 2885 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale


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


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West Side, semi retired & home makers welcome, will train. 570-288-8035



Business/ Strategic Management

Marketing/ Product


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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

Our Call Center is expanding in Wilkes-Barre. Immediate openings for day & night shifts. Excellent base rate + lucrative bonus plan. Call 570-825-9402


Business/ Strategic Management

BOROUGH MANAGER The Borough of Berwick is currently accepting resumes for the position of Borough Manager. The Manager oversees planning, directing, and managing the activities of the Borough. The Manager shall have direct supervision over various departments including City Hall, codes enforcement, and public works. Other duties include grant writing, attendance at committee and council meetings, personnel management, budgeting, and other managerial tasks. Job descriptions can be picked up at Berwick City Hall, 1800 North Market Street, Berwick, PA 18603 or by visiting Applicants must have a Bachelors Degree in Business, Public Administration or a related field plus at least five years experience in a business setting. A Masters Degree or prior municipal government experience is preferred. Send resumes to Attn: Borough Manager Search Committee, no later than February 3rd at 12:00 PM. Resumes can also be sent via PDF format to There is a residency requirement within 15 miles of Borough line within 1 year of hire. EOE.

506 Administrative/ Clerical

506 Administrative/ Clerical

Full Time Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant PA Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly held real estate and development firm, seeks a Full Time Receptionist/A.A. to support the management team at Wyoming Valley Mall in WilkesBarre Township. Duties include, but not limited to filing, telephones/customer service/gift card sales, general secretarial duties, ordering office supplies, maintaining contact with tenants, employees and contractors in the field, maintaining employee files, and interaction with other departments. This position requires a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience. Candidate must be very proficient in MS Office & Windows, (Word, Excel, etc); must have excellent interpersonal & communication skills; be able to work independently; be flexible, and highly organized, and be able to handle multiple work assignments and direction from multiple departments. Familiarity with Certificates of Insurance a plus. Aptitude and willingness to learn other computer programs also desired. Send resume with salary history to: WYOMING VALLEY MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICE 29 Wyoming Valley Mall Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Attn: Charles D. Balko email NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EOE

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

Cars in Color

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570.822.8870 875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243



CHEVY ‘99utility, BLAZER4 MAZDA 03 MPV VAN Sport V6. CD Player.

CADILLAC `99 FORD `04 EXPLORER Eddie Bauer Edition ESCALADE 59,000 miles, 97k miles. Black

Certified Nurse Assistants




25’ travel trailer A/C. Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995


Do you enjoy helping others? Would you like a career in healthcare? We are looking for Full Time-Part Time-Per Diem CNAs to provide quality care For our residents All Shifts Available! Call 877-339-6999 x1 Email Apply in person 395 Middle Road Nanticoke

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

door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

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

Part Time Evening & Weekend



92 V-twin, 1507 cc, extras $6000. 570-883-9047

garage kept! Golden Anniversary - silver/black. New Tires. Extras. 19,000 miles. Must Sell! $10,000. 570-639-2539

Do you enjoy working in the food service industry and helping others? Here is the perfect opportunity to Grow your career! Call 877-339-6999 x1 Email Apply in person Birchwood Nursing & Rehab 395 Middle Road Nanticoke

Auto Parts


Auto. V6 Vortec. Standard cab. 8’ bed with liner. Dark Blue. 98,400 miles. $5,500 or best offer 570-823-8196

4x4. Extra clean. Local new truck trade! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

‘03 Dyna Wide Glide Excellent condition -



2 door. New brakes, shocks & exhaust. 4 wheel drive. 92,561 miles. Asking $3,200 or best offer (570) 823-0881


Dietary Aide


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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


excellent condition, 3,100 miles, factory alarm with extras. $10,500. or best offer. Tony 570-237-1631


1,100 cc. 1,900 miles. Full dress. Shaft driven. Garage kept. Excellent condition. $6000. Health Problems. Call 570-654-7863

HARLEY 2011 HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘05 V-ROD VRSCA HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Blue pearl, Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023


HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH.

good condition. 23K miles. $8,500. Call 570-510-1429

Classic, many chrome accessories, 13k miles, Metallic Emerald Green. Garage kept, like new condition. Includes Harley cover. $12,900 570-718-6769 570-709-4937





548 Medical/Health Community Home Supervisor Full Time to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities in a community home in the Nuangola area. Supervisory Experience is necessary, paid training is provided. Valid drivers license is required. For information or application, call IMPACT SYSTEMS, Inc. at (570) 829-3671 Drug free workplace EOE


National Organization

Experience and understanding of the IT Healthcare Industry preferred. Meet business hiring targets in a timely fashion providing innovative solutions for hardto-fill requirements. Develop and maintain relationships within the industry while staying current with best practices. Competitive base salary plus incentive compensation. Apply to: c/o Times Leader Box #2920 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250 or email to: hcitrecruiter@

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delivering & instructing on Medical Equipment & Supplies. Full time position, requires some on call. Must be detail oriented, good verbal & written skills a must. Resumes to info@caregivers or 674-8500.


Needed immediately. Full time, part time & per diem positions. Covering Luzerne & Lackawanna counties. Competitive salary, mileage reimbursement. Pleasant working conditions. For interview call Superior Health Services at 570-883-9581

Lakeside Nursing Center is looking for: •R.N.s for Full Time 7am-3 pm •R.N.s every other weekend 7am-3pm •C.N.A.s for Part Time 3pm-11pm PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON 245 Old Lake Road Dallas, PA 18612. Call (570) 639-1885 for directions. E.O.E.


Production/ Operations

FABRI-KAL CORPORATION Full-time positions

with competitive compensation and benefits. For Hazleton & Mountaintop Plants

•Industrial Electrician •Maintenance Mechanic •Material Handler/ Forklift EEO Employer

Drug & Alcohol Testing and background checks are conditions of employment. Apply in person Mon-Fri 8am-5pm By mail to: Fabri-Kal Corp. HR Dept 150 Lions Drive, Hazle Township PA 18202 By FAX 570-501-0817 Email – hrmail@hazleton.

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Manufacturer seeks inspector to test, analyze, maintain, compare and submit reports to achieve highest quality standards. Send resume: c/o The Times Leader Box 2910 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


Sales/Retail/ Business Development

NOW HIRING: AUTO SERVICE TECHNICIANS Gateway Ford in Tunkhannock is expanding and we need 2 Experienced Technicians to join our service team. We offer health insurance, paid vacation and ford certified training. Call 570-836-3135 Email Ask for Paul

569 Security/ Protective Services


Join Vector Security Patrol and become a name on a winning team. We have career opportunities for Security Officers and those wishing to begin a career in the security field with openings for Part Time hours in Wilkes-Barre and Noxen. Previous security experience a plus. EOE 800-682-4722

Find the perfect friend.


We need a reliable professional who will efficiently screen patients for their visit and perform patient testing. Ideal candidate will be a friendly, calm person who will constantly strive to do accurate work. Experience a plus. Extensive on the job training will be provided APPLY ONLINE: www.icare

The Classified section at

Call 829-7130 to place your ad.

SUBMIT RESUME: HR Dept. 703 Rutter Ave. Kingston, PA 18704 Fax: 570-287-2434


548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

MERCY CENTER NURSING UNIT, INC. Mercy Center Nursing Unit, Inc., a Long Term Care facility, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid Atlantic Community, is committed to the care of the elderly in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing settings. Mercy Center Nursing Unit, Inc. is seeking the following positions:


3-11 Part Time- 6 days per pay-EOW 5-9 Part Times-EOW Per Diems Available All Shifts


Per Diem All Shifts


Per Diem Available All Shifts


PM Dishwasher Competitive salary and compensation package which includes health insurance including Vacation, sick time and personal days, 403B retirement, credit union, tuition reimbursement. Partial Benefits available for part-time employees. If you are interested in joining a compassionate and professional organization, fax resume to 570-674-3132; email to: hresources@mcnu. org, apply in person at Mercy Center, Lake Street, Dallas; or call 570-675-2131 ext. 378. Mercy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employers





Immediate openings for part-time work in Dallas and Laflin


Local manufacturing plant Up to 22.5 hours per week Flexible shifts and days Shifts pay $10.15/$10.40/$10.46 per hour Must be a minimum of 18 years of age


Employment applications can be obtained at:

Offset Paperback Mfrs., Inc. 2211 Memorial Hwy. Dallas, PA 18612

566 Sales/Business Development



566 Sales/Business Development

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

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

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

Business Opportunities

INVEST IN YOURSELF WITH JAN – PRO Quote from current Franchisee, “I started with a small investment & I have grown my business over 600%. It definitely changed my life and I would recommend Jan-Pro.” * Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income * Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs * Accounts available throughout WilkesBarre & Scranton



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SALES/CLASSIFIED The Times Leader – Impressions Media is seeking a highly energetic, sales motivated, detail oriented, multi tasking individual full time to work in our Classified Department to sell advertising to private individuals and commercial advertisers. Candidate Expectations:

• Team Player • Goal Oriented • Excellent Sales & Customer Service Skills • Strong Organizational Skills • Self-Motivated • Excellent Spelling, Grammar and Typing Skills • Experience with Word, Excel, email and internet searches • Work independently and within daily deadlines.

If you meet the above requirements send your resume to: The Times Leader Linda Byrnes, Classified Sales Manager 15 N. Main Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18711 Email: Fax: 570-831-7312 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

DRYER GE electric white 6 cycle inside light $50. 570-902-5598


ELECTRIC RANGE SEARS KENMORE 30” SMOOTH TOP, SELF CLEANING. $150.00 570-763-9874 MICROWAVE. GE. Countertop, white. 1.4 cf, 1100 watts. Like new $35. 570-474-6028 STOVE: GE self cleaning electric, almond $100 OBO. GE self defrosting refrigerator, almond $200 OBO. Hotpoint washer, white 4150 OBO. 570-693-1304 WASHER & DRYER $100.00 570-855-5803


Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER WINDOW, $25. 570-779-1215


Antiques & Collectibles


Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544 COINS: Buffalo nickels, 1 roll from the 20’s &30’s. All have dates, some mint marks. $40. 570-262-0708 NORMAN ROCKWELL 13 cups, 6 plates, boxes for all. $20. 570-474-6028 SEWING MACHINE. (1) Singer Vintage factory with sewing table $25. OBO. (1) Singer touch & sewing machine with sewing table. $20 OBO 570-824-7314

STAMP collecting supplies, black backed mounts, individual stamp sizes as well as strips, retails over $125 sell for $50. Old stamp collecting catalogues 1981 us SPECIALIZED $15. 1981 us., un., bRIT., cOMMONWEALTH 415. 1983 us., Canada, Gr. Britain & Commonwealth, UN $15. all excellent condition. 3 for $40. 570-823-6035



Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162




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


We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


630 Money To Loan

CONVECTION OVEN Ge Profile Stainless 30” built in oven. Never used or installed. $999. 570- 678-7075

566 Sales/Business Development


Kenmore Elite. White. FRONT LOAD. Like new. Electric dryer. Storage drawer on bottom of each. $800 for both 570-261-5120 Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke


Baby Items

BABY ITEMS: Baby crib/toddler bed, white no mattress $30. Snap & go $25, Travel System with 2 bases great condition $70. 570-693-3028 BABY SWING Graco, with comfort care, excellent condition $45.740-1392 BABY WALKER Baby walker with lights & music, hardly used $25. 570-735-6527. CHILD CARRIER Kelty Kids FC 3.0 frame child carrier like new! $100. 570-333-0470 WALKER/RIDER with seat, basket, adjustable handles, blue & black $60. East set pool, kit 10’x30” pump included, includes ladder $50. 570-852-3474


Building Materials

FAUCET kitchen sink Chrome. Pullout sprayer. 1 handle for hot & cold. 1 year old. Nice. $40. 570-606-6624 SINK, bathroom, blue with hardware. $30. 570-825-2599


Cemetery Plots/Lots


6 Plots Available May be Separated Rose Lawn Section $450 each 570-654-1596

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Impressions Media is a local, multi-media company. We publish our flagship publication, The Times Leader, as well as several other publications. Our digital business comprises several news websites as well as marketing/advertising products for the small to mid-size business locally and nationally. We also offer a variety of commercial services. We have the following employment opportunities:

Digital Sales Director Immediate opening for a strong leader for our Digital Products team. Must have solid digital sales experience, with knowledge of SEO/PPC Marketing. Candidate must possess: • • • • •

Willingness to sell and lead others Track record of prospecting and closing Ability to develop sales partnerships Strong motivational and training skills High energy level


LOTS FOR SALE 6 lots available at Memorial Shrine Cemetery. $2,400. Call 717-774-1520 SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY

724 Cellular Phones


Brand new with 64GB Memory and Apple iPad 2, 64GB with wifi-3g this are factory unlocked with Complete accessories (Well packed & sealed in original company box) and can be used with any network provider of your choice Email: or skype: wg.fields for more information.



Full Time Media Consultants

CLOTHING, women’s size 14. 3 pair slacks & 2 skirts, $10. Large, 10 tops and 1 skirt, $20. Like new. 570-474-6028

We need high energy, full time sales professionals with excellent customer service skills and a strong desire to succeed. Base salary plus commissions and benefits.

COAT Andrea Viccari black leather 3/4 length coat, XL $60. Penquins duffel bag, red/black $30. 570-852-3474

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





COATS: girl’s winter coats size mediumlarge 20 available $10 each. Ladies black leather coat size small $99.99 570-735-5087 FUR COAT full length natural chrystal fox fur, size mediumlarge, shawl collar $800 or best offer. 570-457-6472 FUR COAT, long ma made approximate size 14, beautiful, must see asking $60. 570-779-1977 JACKETS new, never worn , with tags & bag, Dennis Basso black faux fur pelts size 2x-3x $75. Denim embroidered light blue jacket, new, never worn size 2x-3x $35. 570-779-1215 JEANS men’s LL Bean Denim - flannel lined, never worn 38wx30l $25. 570-735-5274

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Computer Equipment & Software

COMPUTER. Dell optiplex GXa and large computer desk. All for $60 570-344-1207 PRINTER HP Photosmart 2570 all in one series, extra ink cartridges, cables $75. Logitech keyboard, mouse, cables $20. Westinghouse L1928 NV 19’ LCD flat panel monitor $100. 570-287-4905


Exercise Equipment

GYM Home Weider $125. 570-829-2599 PROFORM 825 elliptical exercise machine, great computerized settings $75. 762-4914 PROFORM BIKE & ELIPTICAL CROSSTRAINER PLUS PROFORM CROSSWALK (TREADMILL) 380 $250.00 570-829-2628


Furnaces & Heaters

COAL STOVE Harman insert with accessories, 3 year old stainless steel chimney liner with cap. All for $500. Dimensions of coal stove 23 ½ H x 26 ¾” W x 10 ½” D. Plate will cover standard fireplace. 570-574-4816 HEATER, tower quartz, electric, $15. 2 Hoover vacuum cleaners $30 each or $50 both. 570-825-5847 HEATER. Hot water. Gas, 40 gallon tank. GE, 2 years old. $150 firm. 570-7791215 after 6pm


Furniture & Accessories

BAKER’S RACK green metal with 2 wicker baskets for storage. Excellent condition, asking $100. Large living room lamps (2) brass base with cream colored shade, brand new asking $30 each or $50 for pair. 570-239-6011. BED FRAME & metal headboard, blue, twin size. FREE. 570-235-6056 BEDFRAME cherrywood headboard queen size. New, moving, used 3 months paid $400 selling for $100. 570-654-1691 BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in bags! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!! ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 56wx71h, glass doors, 2 lights, $200. 570-735-5482 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 63.5”h x 53”w. Looks brand new . Must see, asking $100. 570-235-6694 ENTERTAINMENT center solid oak, leaded glass door, 2 shelves, large bottom drawer, solid brass handles, 26” TV opening, like new $100. 592-4858


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Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 ROCKING CHAIR wood with blue seat cushion & back. clean & well taken care of in a smokefree home. Excellent condition & works perfect. $90 570-824-3310 SCHOOL DESK $20. 570-825-5847 SOFA & LOVESEAT floral print, good condition. $200. for both or best offer. 570-466-8756 SOFA /floral Broyhill, excellent condition $185.570-740-1392 SOFA BED LIKE NEW - $250.00 570-829-2628 VANITY with mirror & 2 glass shelves. Excellent condition. $25.. Adult walker. Like new. $15. 570-735-6527.

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29 OAK DRIVE Sat., Jan. 28th 9am - 2pm & Sun., Jan. 29th 11am - 2pm Oak kitchen set with tile inlay, large oak shelving unit, oak futon, walnut dining set, credenza, dresser & bed, garden tractor, organ, vintage percolator set, TV’s - including flat screen, lamps, stereos, glider rocker with Ottoman, DVD’s, luggage, new kid’s clothes & toys, Wedding craft supplies, cameras, sleds, collectibles including Lionel Train Set, new Fajita maker, something for everyone!



TENNIS BRACELET 10kt gold diamond & onyx tennis bracelet. $399. 570-735-5087


Machinery & Equipment

SNOW THROWER 21” SINGLE STAGE. WORKS VERY WELL. $125.00 570-763-9874 SNOW THROWER. Snow Joe. Brand new, never used. $85. 570-779-4246

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COMFORTERs, (2), twin plaid $30. 570-829-2599

The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. One Submission per month per household. You may place your ad online at, or email to classifieds@ or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls.

MANICURE TABLE professional salon with dust vest storage drawers both side grey $50. SEWING MATERIAL Quilted large rolls assorted colors .05 & .10 each 570-902-5598 PING PONG TABLE asking $40. 570-825-5847 RECORDS: FREE 33’S 45’S SOME 8tracks & cassettes call 570-905-4405 SEWING machine Singer in cabinet, attachments + 18 discs for various patterns $50. 570-474-6028 STEAM CLEANER/ FLOOR, super power, Euroflex $65. 570-740-1392 TIRES/snows 4- 13” $160. 2 - 185/75r/14 $95. 2 - 2-205/70r /14 $105. 2-225/75R /15 $125. 2-215/65r /15 $125. 2-205/70r /15 $125. 2-195/65r /14 $110. All season 2-265/70r/17 $150. 570-969-1481 VHS MOVIES children’s Olsen twins 3 pack $20. 5 Disney movies $5. each. HONDA CAR RIMS 4 pair 15” will fit any model Accord, Civic & Del-Sol cars. Brand new $250. or OBO. 570-239-6011 WHEELS AND TIRE SET (4) factory 5 spoke with good mounted tires for Ford Windstar p21565r16 $250. 570-696-2212 WINE JUGS. 25 One gallon glass. $15 for all. 825-3408


Office Equipment

EPSON workforce 500 printer new in box 5 featuresprint/scan/copy/fax/ photo including. cable retail $90 sell for $35. 819-4951 FAX MACHINE Excellent. Sacrifice. $50. 570-540-0175 OFFICE FURNITURE Conference Room table, 4 chairs $100. 6 desk & chairs $100 per set. Metal Filing cabinets-$50. Nice condition Call 570-690-7912


Personal Electronics


Photo Equipment

CAMERA. Brownie Kodak movie. Model #2-8mm. Still in box. $25. 570-826-1415




SNOW BLOWER Craftsman 3 HP auger propelled, 120v electric start, like brand new $200. neg. 570-654-6283

SNOW THROWER Craftsman 5HP, 24” $250 Kerosene heater, can & extra wick $30. 570-868-0440 SNOWBLOWER. 8 HP, heavy duty, Simplicity, electric start & light. Paid $1300 sell $550. 474-6028

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POOL TABLE barley used $75. 570-417-5256

DISHES, service for 8, plus extras. Delicate pattern with silver edge. Barely used. Perfect condition. $200. 570-347-2830

SCROLL SAW Craftsman $90. Delta saw converted to a router,, shaper table with router $95. Details call 570-288-9260

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BAND SAW 12” Craftsman, Rockwell drill press, Craftsman power table saw. 10” Craftsman belt & disc sander, all standing units $800. package deal. 570-822-8646



824-4172, 9-9 only KITTENS (3) free to good home. 570-575-9984 KITTENS, FREE, 7 weeks old, litter trained. 570-417-1506





baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. 570-212-0398

PAYING TOP DOLLAR for Your Gold, Silver, Scrap Jewelry, Sterling Flatware, Diamonds, Old High School Rings, Foreign & American Paper Money & Coins. WE WILL BEAT PRICES! We Buy Tin and Iron Toys, Vintage Coke Machines, Vintage Brass, Cash Registers, Old Costume Jewelry, Slot Machines, Lionel Trains & Antique Firearms. IF YOU THINK IT’S OLD BRING IT IN, WE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE. COME SEE US AT 134 RTE. 11, Larksville 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

The Video Game Store 28 S. Main W.B. Open Mon- Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929 / 570-941-9908


Guaranteed Buying all video games & systems. PS1 & 2, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, Coleco, Sega, Mattel, Gameboy, Vectrex etc. DVD’s, VHS & CDs & Pre 90’s toys,

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$350 each. 7 weeks old. Dewormed. Call 570-836-1090 DOG free to good home, Chihuahua Tox Fox Terrier, male, 4 years old. 570-362-0263


AKC Reg. Family raised, wormed, shots, etc. $475. 717-933-4037


Six month old male, very good with kids. Free crate. $350. 570-328-1528

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Parents on premises Shots Current. $400 570-250-9690 Poms, Yorkies, Maltese, Husky, Rotties, Golden, Dachshund, Poodle, Chihuahua, Labs & Shitzus. 570-453-6900 570-389-7877



FERRET $100. 570-472-1007


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BIRD CAGES $25. 570-362-0263

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CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

Pre 1975. Call 856571-3618 or email trebor_crane@yahoo .com to let me know what you have. Top prices paid and I PAY CASH!

776 Sporting Goods

ICE FISHING EQUIPMENT. 2 hand auger, 7 tip-ups, 2 jig poles, 2 ice scoops, ice cleats. $125 for all. 570-826-1415


All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped

BICYCLE, older 10 speed, Schwinn $50. 570-829-2599

CORNING WARE roaster, baking dishes with lids, much more. $125. New Brevetti deep fryer from tv shopping show $35. New Wolfgang Puck bistro hand stand mixer with stainless steel bowl, color red $25. Pressure cooker Bravitte used once, like new $50. LA-MACHINE food processer $15. 570-779-1215



TELEPHONE, Mobile 1993 Motorola cellular one. Carry type. New in box. $25. 826-1415

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$1 Gold Coin paying $100 to $500 & up $2.50 Gold Coin paying $600-$1,000 & up $3 Gold Coin paying $500 to $1,000 & up $5 Gold Coin paying $600 to $3,000 & up $10 Gold Coin paying $1,200 to $2,200 & up $20 Gold Coin paying $1,900 to $4,000 & up Also paying top dollar for scrap gold & silver.




CAT/ADULT neutered, spayed, loving, kids & people friendly, urgent, would bring. 570-977-9167

1100 Walnut Street Great starter or investment home. Nice neighborhood. Property sold in as is condition. MLS#11-215. $23,000 (570) 885-6731 (570) 288-0770

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3 bedroom, 1 bath 2 story in good location. Fenced yard with 2 car detached garage. Large attic for storage. Gas heat. $79,900 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411


Delightfully pleasant. This home has been totally remodeled, a great buy for your money. New modern kitchen with all appliances, living room and dining room have new hardwood floors. Nice size 3 bedrooms. 1 car garage. Be sure to see these values. MLS 11-2890 $65,000 Call Theresa Eileen R. Melone Real estate 570-821-7022 AVOCA

30 Costello Circle Fine Line construction. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Colonial. Great floor plan, master bedroom, walk in closet. 2 car garage, fenced in yard. 2 driveways, above ground pool For additional info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3162 $248,500 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280


314 Packer St. Remodeled 3 bedroom with 2 baths, master bedroom and laundry on 1st floor. New siding and shingles. New kitchen. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3174 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

AVOCA Renovated 3 bedroom, 2 story on corner lot. New roof & windows. New kitchen, carpeting & paint. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace & garage. All appliances included. A MUST SEE. $119,000. 570-457-1538 Leave Message

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1215 Mountain Rd. Well maintained ranch home set on 2 acres with apple trees on property. This home offers 3 bedrooms, sunroom & enclosed porch. Lower level with brick fireplace. 2 car garage. $172,500 MLS# 11-2436 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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

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167 Center St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2 story home with garage and driveway. Newer kitchen and bath. For more info and phot os visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3561 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


DURYEA 314 Edward St


6650 Bear Creek Blvd Well maintained custom built 2 story nestled on 2 private acres with circular driveway - Large kitchen with center island, master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets, family room with fireplace, custom built wine cellar. A MUST SEE! MLS#11-4136 $299,900 Call Geri 570-696-0888


Meadow Run Road Enjoy the exclusive privacy of this 61 acre, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. Elegant formal living room, large airy family room and dining room and gorgeous 3 season room opening to large deck with hot tub. Modern eat in kitchen with island, gas fireplace, upstairs and wood burning stove downstairs. This stunning property boasts a relaxing pond and walking trail. Sit back and savor the view MLS 11-3462 $443,900 Sandy Rovinski Ext. 26 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

23 Rice Court If you've reached the top, live there in this stunning 3,900 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 4 bath home in a great neighborhood. Offers formal living room, dining room, 2 family rooms, florida room, and kitchen any true chef would adore. Picture perfect condition. The basement is heated by a separate system. SELLER PROVIDING HOME WARRANTY. MLS#11-1005 $349,900 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

1360 Lower Demunds Rd. A grand entrance leads you to this stunning Craftsman style home on 11+ acres complete with pond, stream & rolling meadows. This dramatic home is in pristine condition. The 2 story great room with stone fireplace & warm wood walls is one of the focal points of this home. Offers modern kitchen/baths, formal dining room & family room. Recently built 3 car garage with guest quarters above is a plus. You’ll spend many hours on the large wrap around porch this Fall, Spring & Summer overlooking your estate. Rarely does a home like this come on the market. MLS# 11-1741. $499,000 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883


138 White Birch Ln Charming two story on nice lot features, living room, dining room with hardwoods, modern Oak kitchen, first floor family room, 4 large bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half baths. Deck overlooking level rear yard. 2 car garage. Gas heat, Central air. (11-3115) $310,000 Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

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Wonderful neighborhood, 4 bedroom, 10 year old home has it all!. Extra room on first floor, great for mother in law suite or rec room. Modern oak kitchen, living room, central air, in ground pool, fenced yard, attached 2 car garage. Great home! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-3732. $239,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

38 Huckleberry Ln Blueberry Hills 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace, 2 car garage, large yard. Master bath with separate jetted tub, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island, lighted deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3071 $315,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

EDWARDSVILLE 192 Hillside Ave

Nice income property conveniently located. Property has many upgrades including all new replacement windows, very well maintained. All units occupied, separate utilities. For more info and photos visit:www.atlas 11-3283. $89,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752


44 Orchard St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath single, modern kitchen with appliances, sunroom, hardwood floors on 1st and 2nd floor. Gas heat, large yard, OSP. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1866 $137,999 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280


908 Primrose Court Move right into this newer 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhome with many upgrades including hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. Lovely oak cabinets in the kitchen, central air, fenced in yard, nice quiet neighborhood. MLS 11-2446 $123,000 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770


620 Meadows Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living at Newberry Estate - tennis, golf & swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Spacious condo at a great price. Possibilities for 3rd bedroom and bath on lower level. Pets welcome at Meadows. MLS#12-18 $ 149,900 Call Geri 570-696-0888


Charming 4 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on 1 1/4 acre on a private setting. Close to schools and shopping. Living room with beautiful stone fireplace and built ins. Hardwood floors throughout. Master suite on 1st floor. Kitchen has cherry cabinets with tile floors. Screened porch. Detached 2 car garage. $365,000 For appointment 570-690-0752

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548 ADAMS ST. Charming, well maintained 3 bedroom, 1 bath home located on a quiet street near Blueberry Hills development. Features modern kitchen with breakfast bar, formal dining room, family room with gas stove, hardwood floors in bedrooms, deck, fenced yard and shed. MLS#11-2947 $107,500 Karen Ryan 283-9100 x14

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263 Lawrence St Recently updated, this 4 bedroom home offers modern kitchen with Oak cabinets, 2 baths, deck with a beautiful view of the Valley, fenced in yard and finished lower level. All appliances included. A must see. MLS#11-4434 $ 92,000 Call Christina @ (570) 714-9235


274 Hillside Ave. PRICED TO SELL. THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE. Great starter home in move in condition. Newer 1/2 bath off kitchen & replacement windows installed. MLS11-560. $52,000 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 EDWARDSVILLE

548 Green St. Are you renting?? The monthly mortgage on this house could be under $500 for qualified buyers. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1st floor laundry. Off street parking, deep lot, low taxes. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3983 $64,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


619 Foote Ave. Fabulous Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ultra modern kitchen with granite counters, heated tile floor and stainless appliances. Dining room has Brazilian cherry floors, huge yard, garage and large yard. Partially finished lower level. If you’re looking for a Ranch, don’t miss this one. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4079 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


56 Wyoming Ave Well maintained 4 bed, 2 bath home located on large .85 acre lot. Features open floor plan, heated 3 season room with hot tub, 1st floor laundry, 2 car garage and much more. 11-3641 Motivated Seller! $179,500 Call Jim Banos COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-991-1883

Great Walnut street location. 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms. wall to wall carpet. Gas heat. 2 car garage. Deck & enclosed porch. MLS 11-2833 $89,900 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 HANOVER



400 Shrine View Elegant & classic stone & wood frame traditional in superb location overlooking adjacent Irem Temple Country Club golf course. Living room with beamed ceiling & fireplace; large formal dining room; cherry paneled sunroom; 4 bedrooms with 3 full baths & 2 powder rooms. Oversized in-ground pool. Paved, circular drive. $550,000 MLS# 11-939 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

2-3 bedrooms. 1.5 baths, Every Floor PROFESSIONALLY updated. NEW: Corian counters, tile kitchen and tile powder room, red oak and Brazilian tiger oak hardwood floors, oak doors, trim and crown molding throughout home, radiant bath tile floor, granite vanity, and tile shower, concrete patio. 95% efficient gas furnace and high efficient central air. All new appliances included, no water during September flood, buyers assist negotiable $145,000. Serious Inquiries only 570-654-0393


Cute 2 story, 2 bedroom 1 bath home. $15,000 570-780-0324 570-947-3575

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122-124 SHORT ST. OUT OF THE FLOOD ZONE! Very nice double-block on a quiet street. Good income property for an investor or live in one side & rent the other to help with a mortgage. #122 has living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a full bath. #124 has living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths & a family room with free-standing fireplace. Off-street parking on one side. Taxes are currently $1,516 on assessed value of $68,700. MLS#11-3694 PRICE REDUCED TO $59,900 Mary Ellen & Walter Belchick 570-696-6566

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2 unit duplex, 2nd floor tenant occupied, 1st floor unoccupied, great rental potential. Separate entrances to units, one gas furnace, new electrical with separate meters for each unit. The 1st floor apartment when rented out generated $550 per month. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-4247. $52,000 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

577 Nanticoke St. Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 story home in quiet neighborhood. This home features an enclosed patio with hot tub, enclosed front porch, walk up floored attic with electric. 2 coal stoves and much more. All measurements approximate. MLS 10-4645. $80,900 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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362 Susquehanna Ave Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths and kitchen, granite countertops, all Cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances and lighting, new oil furnace, washer dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

Great multi-family home. Fully rented double block offers large updated rooms, 3 bedrooms each side. Nice location. MLS 114390 $129,900 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824


187 South Street 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, modern kitchen, security system, beautifully landscaped patio, pond & above ground pool. Great neighborhood! Close to major highways. MLS #11-2370 $124,500 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

EXETER REDUCED HANOVER TWP Modern 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath. Driveway. Gas heat. Lease. No pets. No smoking. $750 + utilities. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769 128 JEAN ST. Nice bi-level home on quiet street. Updated exterior. Large family room, extra deep lot. 2 car garage, enclosed rear porch and covered patio. For more information and photos visit: www. MLS 11-2850 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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3 Bedroom 1.5 bath ranch with new windows hardwood floors finished basement 2 car garage and a finished basement. MLS 11-3610 $154,900 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100 HANOVER TWP.

311 Lockville Rd Stately brick 2 story, with in-ground pool, covered patio, finished basement, fireplace, wood stove 3 car attached garage, 5 car detached garage with apartment above. MLS#11-1242 $719,000 Call Joe or Donna, 613-9080


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27 Spring St Great home. Great location. Great condition. Great Price. MLS#11-4370 $54,900 Call Al Clemonts 570-371-9381

Smith Hourigan Group 570-714-6119 HANOVER TWP.

476 Wyoming St. Nice 3 bedroom single home. Gas heat. COnvenient location. To settle estate. Reduced to $34,900 Call Jim for details

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5 Raymond Drive Practically new 8 year old Bi-level with 4 bedrooms, 1 and 3/4 baths, garage, fenced yard, private dead end street. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3422 $175,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

189 Rock St. Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and large rooms. Nice old woodwork, staircase, etc. Extra lot for parking off Kenley St. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3404 $99,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


94 Ferry Road Nice vinyl sided 2 story situated on a great corner fenced lot in Hanover Twp. 2 bedrooms, 2 modern baths, additional finished space in basement for 2 more bedrooms or office/ playrooms. Attached 2 car garage connected by a 9x20 breezeway which could be a great entertaining area! Above ground pool, gas fireplace, gas heat, newer roof and “All Dri” system installed in basement. MLS #11626. $119,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Multi-family. large 3 unit building, beautifully updated apartments. Two 3 bedroom apartments & one efficiency apartment. Great location also offers street parking. This is a must see. $139,900. MLS 114389. Call/text for Details Donna Cain 570-947-3824



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This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is in the desired location of Jenkins Township. Sellers were in process of updating the home so a little TLC can go a long way. Nice yard. Motivated sellers. MLS 11-2191 $89,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340


95 Pulaski St. Large home on nice sized lot. Newer windows, walk up attic. 3 bedrooms, nice room sizes, walk out basement. Great price you could move right in. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-4554 $39,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

* NEW LISTING! * 3-story home with 4 car garage. Hardwood floors, sun parlor with magnificent leaded glass windows, 4 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen with pantry, formal dining room, gas heat. MLS #11-4133 $84,500 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565



Fantastic view from the deck and patio of this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath vinyl sided 2 story home. Four years young with so many extras. A dream home! MLS# 11-2429 $299,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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133 Frangorma Dr Bright & open floor plan. 6 year old 2 story. 9' ceiling 1st floor. Custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Family Room with 14' ceiling & fireplace. Convenient Back Mt. location. MLS# 12-127 $349,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

211 Hillside One Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living in a beautifully maintained townhouse, 3/4 Bedrooms, family room with fireplace out to deck. Bright & airy kitchen, finished lower level, Tennis, Golf & Swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Maintenance free living. PRICE REDUCED! $199,000 MLS# 10-1221 Call Geri 570-696-0888


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199 Circle Drive Very well kept 3 bedroom Bi-level in Hex Acres. Finished basement, oversized 1 car garage, above ground pool with deck and full privacy fence. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-217 $139,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



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NEW ON THE MARKET! All brick & stone English Tudor on Corner Lot Breathtaking Views! 3 bedrooms, finished lower level, attached 2 car garage. In ground pool. Gas heat & central air. Must See! $385,000. 570-822-8704 or 570-498-5327

2032 ROUTE 92 Great Ranch home surrounded by nature with view of the river and extra lot on the river. Large living room and kitchen remodeled and ready to move in. Full unfinished basement, off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-79 $78,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


21 Spring St. 2 or 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home. Large fenced yard with shed, 50x200’ lot. 3 off street parking spaces. By Owner $99,900 570-825-9867


4 Widener Drive A must see home! You absolutely must see the interior of this home. Start by looking at the photos on line. Fantastic kitchen with hickory cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and tile floor. Fabulous master bathroom with champagne tub and glass shower, walk in closet. 4 car garage, upper garage is partially finished. The list goes on and on. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-210 $389,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

KINGSTON 171 Third Ave

So close to so much, traditionally appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome with warm tones & wall to wall cleanliness. Modern kitchen with lots of cabinets & plenty of closet space throughout, enjoy the privacy of deck & patio with fenced yard. MLS 11-2841 $123,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

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2 story in good condition with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, fenced yard & new gas heat. REDUCED TO $39,900 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411


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Pole 165 Lakeside Drive A truly unique home! 7,300 sq.ft. of living on 3 floors with 168' of lake frontage with boathouse. Expansive living room; dining room, front room all with fireplaces. Coffered ceiling; modern oak kitchen with breakfast room; Florida room; study & 3 room & bath suite. 5 bedrooms & 4 baths on 2nd. Lounge, bedroom, bath, exercise room & loft on 3rd floor. In-ground pool & 2story pool house. Air on 3rd floor. $1,149,000 MLS# 10-1268 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

Large charmer had been extensively renovated in the last few years. Tons of closets, walk-up attic & a lower level bonus recreation room. Great location, just a short walk to Kirby Park. MLS 11-3386 $129,000 Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127

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KINGSTON 68 Bennett St



13 Fordham Road Totally remodeled custom brick ranch in Oakwood Park. This home features an open floor plan with hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, family room, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, office with private entrance, laundry room on first floor, tons of closets and storage areas, walk-up attic, great finished basement with fireplace, builtin grill, in-ground pool, cabana with half bath, an oversized 2-car garage & a security system. Renovations include new: windows, gas furnace, central air, electrical service, hardwood floors, Berber carpeting, freshly painted, updated bathrooms & much, much, more. $399,700 Call Donna 570-613-9080

459 Bennett St. Very nice 5 bedroom, 2 story home in nice area of Luzerne. Off street parking for 4 cars. 1st floor master bedroom & laundry. Replacement windows on 2nd floor. 5 year young full bath. Modern kitchen w/breakfast bar, oak cabinets. Basement always DRY! All measurements approximate MLS11-3745 $122,900 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Great duplex on nice street. Many upgrades including modern kitchens and baths, plus ceiling fans. Both units occupied,separate utilities. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-3284. $74,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752


76 N. Dawes Ave. Use your income tax rebate for a downpayment on this great home with modern kitchen with granite counters, 2 large bedrooms, attached garage, full basement could be finished, sun porch overlooks great semi private yard. A great house in a great location! Come see it! . For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-41 $119,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


REDUCED! 40 N. Landon St. Residential area, 4 bedroom plus 2 in attic totaling 6. 1 1/2 baths. Half block from schools. All new rugs and appliances, laundry room, two car garage, off street parking, $119,900. Call 570-829-0847

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This charming 3 story has plenty of potential and is within 1 block of Wyoming Ave. Put in your own finishing touches. Priced to sell! MLS 12-48 $ 34,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769



Charming, well maintained. Front porch, foyer, hardwood floors, granite kitchen, 4 bedrooms, living room/large dining room, 2 fireplaces, 2.5 baths, sun room, basement with plenty of storage. Private English style back yard. $195,000 570-472-1110

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210 Beechwood Dr Rare brick & vinyl tri-level featuring 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, family room with fireplace, rear patio, sprinkler system, alarm system & central air. MLS#11-2819 $199,000 CALL DONNA 570-613-9080

LAFLIN 24 Fordham Road

Lovely cedar shingle sided home on large corner lot in a great development. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, 1st floor family room, finished lower level. Hardwood floors throughout, huge living room & family room. 1st floor laundry room & office, gas heat, nice deck, above ground pool, 2 car garage. 11-3497 $295,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444 LAFLIN

5 Rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath; central air, rear patio; 1-car garage all on a fenced lot. $139,900 Call Donna 570-613-9080


33 Valley View Drive 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, 2 car garage, new roof & hot water heater, above ground heated pool, finished basement. $210,000 Contact Melissa at 570-430-8263

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803 Aspen Drive Brand new carpet in lower level family room! Hardwood on 1st floor dining room, living room, bedrooms & hall! Large rear deck. Master bedroom opens to deck! Private rear yard! Basement door opens to garage. MLS #11-2282 $199,000 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323


Greystone Manor. Ten year old home with attached apartment. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Kitchen, living room, dining room & den. Apartment has 1 bedroom, bath, living room, dining room, private entrance. 3 car garage, front porch, large decks. Total 2,840 square feet. On cul-de-sac. Call BOB RUNDLE for appointment.


290 REYNOLDS ST. KINGSTON PRICE REDUCED! Brick front 2-story in a desirable Kingston neighborhood. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths will give you all the room you need for family, guests or just room to spread out! The living room has a fireplace to enjoy a cozy evening, formal dining room & large eat-in kitchen for family dinners or a quiet morning breakfast. Many upgrades were done by the owner prior to listing and the house is freshly painted inside and the carpets were cleaned. All you need to do is move in and enjoy the upcoming holidays and many more years. Call today for an appointment. For more information and photos, go to prudentialreal and enter PRU2A8T2 in the “Home Search”. Price Reduced to $148,900. The seller is motivated and says “Make me an offer”. MLS#11-364 Reduced to $148,900 Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566

Very comfortable 2 bedroom home in move in condition. Great sun room, large yard, 1 car garage. Deeded lake access. Reduced $119,000 Call Kathie MLS # 11-2899

(570) 288-6654


330 Charles St. Very nice 2 bedroom home in move in condition with updated kitchen and baths. Nice yard with shed and potential off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3525 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


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29 Valley View Dr. MOTIVATED SELLER Raised ranch on corner lot. Spacious two car garage. Modern kitchen & bath, tile floors. Energy efficient Ceramic Heat. MLS#11-2500 $174,900 Call Julio Caprari: 570-592-3966


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168 Mill St. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths. 7 rooms on nice lot with above ground pool. 1 car garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3894 $82,000 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

Meticulously maintained ranch home in convenient Mountain Top location. Features include 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, charming foyer entrance, bright & beautiful living room, dining room opens to modern eat-in kitchen, new sun room addition, large family room, manicured lawn with beautiful hardscape in front. Large shed, large unfinished basement with half bath. MLS#11-3607 $159,900 Chris Jones 570-696-6558

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38 Frothingham St. Four square home with loads of potential and needs updating but is priced to reflect its condition. Nice neighborhood. Check it out. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3403 $62,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


182 Robert Street Nice single or duplex. Gas heat. Detached garage. This home is “high and dry”, and available for immediate occupancy. Call Jim for details. Affordable @ $104,900 TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

92 Tompkins Street Totally remodeled 2-story; 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, deck, rear fence. MLS# 11-2770 NEW PRICE! $99,900 CALL JOE OR DONNA 570-613-9080


414 Grove Street E Remodeled 2 story with new oil furnace, windows, electric kitchen, bath, door, flooring, paint. OSP. Seller will pay 1st year property tax. MLS#11-2760 $85,500 Call Al Clemonts 570-371-9381

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East Noble Street Nice two family on the east side. Gas heat. Detached 2 car garage. Affordable @ $69,500. Call Jim for details TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

NANTICOKE Reduced - $89,000

25 Shea St CAPE ANN: Large & Bright, 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, Carrara glass bathroom, finished lower level, family room (knotty pine) with bar. Oil heat, very large lot. Estate. View the mountains from the front porch. #112970. BIG REDUCTION! NEW PRICE $89,000 Go To The Top... Call JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481 PITTSON

NEW PRICE 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms & bath, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, new windows, gas heat. MLS # 11-4369 $74,500 Call Donna 570-613-9080 New Homes From


10 Garfield St. Looking for a Ranch??? Check out this double wide with attached 2 car garage on a permanent foundation. Large master bedroom suite with large living room, family room with fireplace, 2 full baths, laundry room, formal dining room, vaulted ceilings throughout and MORE! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 10-2463 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200




10 Norman St. Brick 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large family room with fireplace. Lower level rec room, large driveway for plenty of parking. Just off the by-pass with easy access to all major highways. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-2887 $164,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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31 Tedrick St. Very nice 3 bedroom with 1 bath. This house was loved and you can tell. Come see for yourself, super clean home with nice curb appeal. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3544 Reduced to $79,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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1610 Westminster Road. DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION Paradise found! Your own personal retreat, small pond in front of yard, private setting only minutes from everything. Log cabin chalet with 3 bedrooms, loft, stone fireplace, hardwood floors. Detached garage with bonus room. Lots to see. Watch the snow fall in your own “cabin in the woods.” For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-319 $279,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Luxury 1,950 sq ft end unit Townhome in sought after River Ridge. Gas heat, CAC, Hardwood & wall to wall. Marble tile master bath with jetted tub & separate shower. $199,500 Call 570-285-5119 PLAINS

95 William St. 1/2 double home with more square footage than most single family homes. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, ultra modern kitchen and remodeled baths. Super clean. For more information and photos visit www.atlas realtyinc. com MLS 11-2120 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


FOR SALE: $257,500


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Private country living, with easy access to interstate. Relax and enjoy this comfortable A-Frame home. Jacuzzi, large deck & gorgeous pond. Great for entertaining inside and out. For more photos and info visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3285 $249,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752


LUXURY TOWNHOME New construction: 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, large entry with cathedral ceiling, upstairs laundry. Oak kitchen cabinetry, granite counters & stainless steel whirlpool appliances. Open floor plan is great for entertaining. Upgrades include hardwood floors & gas fireplace. Two walk-in closets & master suite with private bath features cherry/ granite double vanity, jetted tub. Attached garage, full basement, a great location; minutes to I-81 & Turnpike off 315, 7.5 miles north of Mohegan Sun.


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63 Clarks Lane 3 story Townhome with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, plenty of storage with 2 car built in garage. Modern kitchen and baths, large room sizes and deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4567 $144,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



4 Genoa Lane There is much attention to detail in this magnificent 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2 full bath all brick home on double corner lot. Large family room with brick fireplace, all oak kitchen with breakfast area, master suite, solid oak staircase to name a few. MLS #11-3268 $525,000 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-07770


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Enjoy the quiet life in this spacious 3 bedroom home on double lot. Features hardwood floor in dining room, covered patio, oversized 2 car garage, family room with fireplace & finished, walk out basement with another fireplace. MLS# 11-1873 $160,000 Michael Slacktish 570-760-4961

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$34,900 Call Colleen

* NEW LISTING! * Great space in this 2-story coveted Dallas neighborhood! Lots of oak on 1st floor, door, moldings, kitchen, beams; finished basement, 3-season room, bonus room on 2nd floor with computer nook. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, office on 1st floor, dual heat/air units. MLS#11-4064 $349,900 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565



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74 Mack Street Modern 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths with a 1 car garage and fenced yard. Combination living room/ dinning room with hardwood floors. Modern kitchen with Corian counter tops and tiled backsplash. Modern tiled bath. First floor bonus family rooms. New carpeting throughout. Finished lower level with 1/2 bath. Shed included. MLS 11-4241 Reduced $109,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468


20 Maple Drive An immaculate 4 bedroom split level situated on a .37 acre manicured lot in a quiet neighborhood. Features include a Florida room with wet bar & breakfast area, spacious eat-in kitchen with sliders to deck/ patio, formal living room, dining room, family room, central a/c, & 2 car garage. Many amenities. Don't miss this one! MLS #11-1374 $ 229,900 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

950 Center St. Unique property. Well maintained - 2 story 10 year old set on 3.56 acres. Privacy galore, pole barn 30x56 heated for storage of equipment, cars or boats. A must see property. GEO Thermal Heating System.Only 10 minutes from interstate 81 & 15 minutes to turnpike. MLS#11-3617 $249,900 Call Geri 570-696-0888



74 W. Carey St. Affordable home with 1 bedroom, large living room, stackable washer & dryer, eat in kitchen. Yard with shed. Low taxes. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4068

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TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2

bedrooms, huge modern kitchen, big TV room and living room, 1 bath, attic for storage, washer, dryer & 2 air conditioners included. New Roof & Furnace Furnished or unfurnished. Low Taxes! Reduced $115,900 FINANCING AVAILABLE

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52 Barber Street Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in the heart of the town. With new carpets, paint, windows, doors and a modern kitchen and bath. Sale includes all appliances: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Nice yard and superb neighborhood. Priced to sell at $89,900 or $433.00 per month (bank rate; 30 years, 4.25%, 20% down). Owner also willing to finance 100% of transaction with a qualified cosigner Call Bob at 570-654-1490


OUT OF FLOOD ZONE Estate. Nice brick front ranch home on a corner lot. 1 car attached garage, circle driveway, central air. 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath with 2 showers, Full basement with brand new water proofing system that includes a warranty. Great location. MLS 11-2127 $108,500 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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408 Cragle Hill Rd. This is a very well kept Ranch home on 6 acres, central air, rear patio and 1 car garage. This is a 3 parcel listing. MLS 11-4273 $157,900 Jackie Roman 570-288-0770 Ext. 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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SWEET VALLEY 570 Grassy Pond Rd

Nice country bi-level on 40 acres with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen, living room, family room, office & laundry room plus attached oversized 2 car garage with workshop, rear deck & 3 sheds. Borders state game lands. MLS 11-1094. $319,900 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141





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3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, gas heat, Central Air, master bath with whirlpool tub & shower, lovely landscaped fenced yard, 1 car garage. Great Location. MLS#11-3533 Call Nancy Palumbo 570-714-9240


46-48 Helen St

Well maintained double block on quiet street, great neighborhood. Perfect home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage, or would make a good investment, with separate utilities & great rents. Vinyl replacement windows, vinyl aluminum siding, walk up large attic from one side, lower front & rear porches, with two rear upper enclosed porches. $119,900 Call Ronnie 570-262-4838

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100 Warren St 16,000 sq. ft. commercial building with warehouse / offices. Great location. 1 block west of Route 93. Approximately 3 miles from 80/81 intersection. Many possibilities for this property storage lockers; flea market; game/ entertainment center; laundromat; auto garage. $119,000 Call Karen at Century 21 Select Group - Hazleton 570-582-4938


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Nice ranch in very well maintained, quiet neighborhood with finished basement, hardwood floors, and big, fenced back yard with deck. REDUCED PRICE $94,900 MLS# 11-4025 Joseph P Gilroy Real Estate (570) 288-1444 Ask for Holly Kozlowski (570) 814-6763

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1 Willow St. Attractive bi-level on corner lot with private fenced in yard. 3-4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Finished lower level, office and laundry room MLS 11-2674 $104,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

4 bedroom home features a great yard with over 2 acres of property. Situated across from a playground. Needs some TLC but come take a look, you wouldn’t want to miss out. There is a pond at the far end of the property that is used by all surrounding neighbors. This is an estate and is being sold as is. No sellers property disclosure. Will entertain offers in order to settle estate. MLS 11-962 $64,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340


PLYMOUTH 41 Bank Street Very nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a large lot on a quiet street with off street parking. Move-in condition. Don't miss this one! MLS #11-4055 $69,000 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

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120 Barber St. Nice Ranch home, great neighborhood. MLS 11-3365 $109,000 Call David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 SWOYERSVILLE

120 Barber Street Nice ranch home! Great neighborhood. MLS#11-3365 $109,000 (570) 885-6731 (570) 288-0770

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611 Dennison St., High & Dry! Lovely three bedroom, two bath bi-level offers plenty of closet space, tiled kitchen & lower level floors, security system and very economical gas heat. Lower level has family room, laundry area and office or fourth bedroom. This home was NOT FLOODED! MLS#12-8 $144,500 Karen Bernardi 283-9100 x31

220 Linden St. Large 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths. Detached garage, inground pool. Home needs work on the first floor, 2nd is in very good condition. Kitchen cabinets ready to be reinstalled. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-78 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716



18 Atlantic Ave. Large 2 story home with 2 baths, attached garage. Being sold as-is. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4475 $59,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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438 Tripp St

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Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $7,750 down, $785/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490


550 Johnson St. Nicely landscaped corner lot surrounds this brick front Colonial in desirable neighborhood. This home features a spacious eat in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths including Master bedroom with master bath. 1st floor laundry and finished lower level. Enjoy entertaining under the covered patio with hot tub, rear deck for BBQ’s and an above ground pool. Economical gas heat only $1224 per yr. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-157 $254,860 Call Michele Reap 570-905-2336

2 Story, 3 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 bath single family. Large eat-in kitchen, 1st floor laundry, hardwood floors, newer furnace & water heater, 1 car garage. Off street parking. Quiet one way street. $49,900 MLS 11-4171 Call Jim Banos Coldwell Banker Rundle 570-991-1883





260 Brown Street Move right into this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in very good condition with modern kitchen and bathrooms and a 3 season sunroom off of the kitchen. MLS 11-4244 $64,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 WILKES-BARRE

Lot 39 Mayock St. 9' ceilings throughout 1st floor, granite countertops in kitchen. Very bright. 1st floor master bedroom & bath. Not yet assessed. End unit. Modular construction. MLS #10-3180 $179,500 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

Cozy (2) unit home with parking for (3) vehicles. Enclosed rear fenced-in yard, shed, washer & dryer, refrigerator included. Nice clean units! Home can be converted back to a single family home. MLS#11-4047 $49,900 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20


Lawrence St. Nice 3 unit property. Lots of off street parking and bonus 2 car garage. All units are rented. Great income with low maintenance. $139,900 MLS# 10-2675 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

WYOMING 40 Fifth st WILKES-BARRE 298 Lehigh Street Lovely 2 story with new roof, furnace, water heater, new cabinets and appliances. Whole house newly insulated. Nice deck and fenced-in yard. Call Chris at 570-8850900 for additional info or to tour. MLS 11-4505 $82,000 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

39 W. Chestnut St. Lots of room in this single with 3 floors of living space. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with hardwood floors throughout, natural woodwork, all windows have been replaced, laundry/pantry off of kitchen. 4x10 entry foyer, space for 2 additional bedrooms on the 3rd floor. Roof is new. MLS 11-325 $69,900 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Nice home, great price. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood floors, off street parking, Approx 1312sq ft. Currently rented out for $550 monthly, no lease. Keep it as an investment or make this your new home. MLS 11-3207 $46,000 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824



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Beautiful 5 bedroom home, with 2 full baths w/linen closets. Modern kitchen with breakfast area and snack bar. Large pantry closet. Home features, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, 1st floor office area, living room, dining room, finished room in basement, walk up attic. 1 car garage, rear deck, fenced yard, ductless A/C. Call for your appointment today. MLS 10-4635 $92,000 Call Patty Lunski 570-735-7494 EXT. 304 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494

Former Blessed Sacrament Church, Rectory and paved parking lot. 4,372 square foot Church 1,332 square foot Rectory. Parking for 40 vehicles. Three adjacent lots for one price. $160,000 MLS#11-4037 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

1334 Main St. 1 story, 2,600 sq. ft. commePrcial building, masonry construction with offices and warehousing. Central air, alarm system and parking. Great for contractors or anyone with office/storage needs. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3156 $84,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200




191 Andover St. Lovely single family 3 bedroom home with lots of space. Finished 3rd floor, balcony porch off of 2nd floor bedroom, gas hot air heat, central air and much more. Must see! MLS 11-59 $66,000 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


This very nice 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has a large eat in kitchen for family gatherings. A great walk up attic for storage and the home is in move-in condition. MLS 11-1612 $63,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

Very nice 2 family, one side move in the other rented separate utilities, 6 rooms each side plus 1/2 bath upstairs each side. Wonderful neighborhood plus short walking distance to Wyoming Avenue. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-4027. $124,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

Parsons Section 32 Wilson St No need for flood or mine subsidence insurance. 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Aluminum siding. Corner, 105’x50’ lot. Fenced in yard. Appraised at $57,000. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-826-1458 for appointment

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12 Reid st. Spacious Bi-level home in semi-private location with private back yard. 3 season room. Gas fireplace in lower level family room. 4 bedrooms, garage. For more informtion and photos visit wwww.atlas MLS 10-4740 $149,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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Nice home located on a quiet street. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath well kept & ready for new owner. MLS 12-73. $55,000. Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824


25 St. Mary’s St. 3,443 sq. ft. masonry commercial building with warehouse/office and 2 apartments with separate electric and heat. Perfect for contractors or anyone with storage needs. For more information and photos log onto www.atlas Reduced to $89,000 MLS #10-3872 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101


1400 North Washington St Nice 2 story in need of some TLC with low taxes, near the casino. Roof is 5 years young. Newer water heater (installed '09), replacement windows throughout, 100 AMP electric, tiled bath, wall-towall carpeting entire 1st floor. $54,000. 11-4455. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770



WILKES-BARRE 116 Amber Lane Very nice Bi-level home with newer laminate floors, vaulted ceiling, 2 large bedrooms. Finished lower level with 1/2 bath and laundry room. Large family room built in garage, and wood pellet stove. No sign, alarm system. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3290 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

89-91 Hillside St. Out of the flood plain, this double has potential. Newer roof and some windows have been replaced. Property includes a large extra lot. MLS 11-3463 $87,000 Call Roger Nenni Ext. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 5770-288-0770


WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St

$42,900 272 Stanton Street 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, 1 1/2 baths. Laundry room with washer & dryer, eat in kitchen includes refrigerator, stove, & dishwasher, built in A/C unit, fenced in yard, security system. MLS #11-4532 GO TO THE TOP... CALL JANE KOPP JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

Price reduced to $43,000, below market value! Modern kitchen & bath, enclosed rear patio. Nice, clean and well maintained; family room can be converted to a 3rd bedroom. Just move right in! MLS#11-3652 $43,000 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20



28 S. Woodhaven Dr Beautiful 4 bedroom home. Peaceful surroundings. Lake view. 11-1253. $179,000 Darcy J. Gollhardt, Realtor 570-262-0226 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 Ext. 1352

Just on the market this 2 story offers a modern kitchen, formal dining room, 1st floor laundry plus 2/3 bedrooms On 2nd floor. Affordably priced at $ 27,900.00 MLS 12-50 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

Come take a look at this value. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Sit back & relax on the rear deck of your new home. MLS 1275. $42,500. Call/ text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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89-91 Hillside Ave. Out of the flood plain this double has potential. Newer roof & some windows have been replaced. Property includes a large extra lot. Square ft. approximate. MLS 11-3463 $67,000 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

366 Pierce St. Commercial building for sale. Highly desirable corner location with parking for approximately 25 vehicles. Would be attractive for any retail or commercial operation. MLS 11-2763 $300,000 Jay A. Crossin Extension 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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33 Market St. Commercial/residential property featuring Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom, in good condition. Commercial opportunity for office in attached building. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3450 Reduced $159,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716


33 Market St. Commercial/residential property featuring Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom, in good condition. Commercial opportunity for office in attached building. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3450 Reduced $159,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716


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94 Church St. Spacious double block, one with one side owner occupied, 2nd side needs cosmetic care. Off street parking for 2 vehicles, walking distance to the downtown. Pool and patio deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3292 $76,500 Call Bill Williams 570-362-4158

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Rear 49 James St. Two 2 bedroom apartments, fully rented with separate utilities on a quiet street. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-219 $39,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


SALE OR LEASE PRICE REDUCED Modern office building, parking for 12 cars. Will remodel to suit tenant. $1800/mo or purchase for $449,000 MLS 11-751 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

GARAGE Swoyersville

Four-bay garage with attached 725SF office, also large garage now used for storage. Presently being used as auto sales, repair and storage. Property has security fence and exterior lighting. One acre lot. MLS # 10-2413 $215,000 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20

WEST WYOMING 584 Wyoming Ave.


Three large offices along with a reception area with builtin secretarial/paralegal work stations; a large conference room with built-in bookshelves, kitchenette and bathroom. Lower level has 7 offices, 2 bathrooms, plenty of storage. HIGHLY visible location, off-street parking. Why rent office space? Use part of building & rent space- share expenses and build equity. MLS#11-995 REDUCED TO $399,000 Judy Rice 570-714-9230 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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64-66 Dorrance St. 3 units, off street parking with some updated Carpets and paint. $1500/ month income from long time tenants. W/d hookups on site. MLS 11-3517 $109,900 Call Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


406-408 Front St. 4,400 SF commercial building with storefront and living space on the 2nd floor. This building can be used for commercial applications or convert it into a double block. Property being sold “AS IS”. MLS 11-4271 $40,000 John Polifka 570-704-6846 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141


166 Vine St. Nice three family home in good location, fully occupied. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-220 $49,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


35 Tannery St Two properties in one! House comes with additional a joining lot (approx 40 x 75) with potential to build or park 10-15 cars. Would make great professional space. New roof in 2010. $49,900. 11-4379. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


285 Wyoming Ave. First floor currently used as a shop, could be offices, etc. Prime location, corner lot, full basement. 2nd floor is 3 bedroom apartment plus 3 car garage and parking for 6 cars. For more information and photos go to www.atlas MLS #10-4339 $169,900 Call Charlie VM 101

912 Lots & Acreage

BACK MOUNTAIN 3.37 acre wooded

lot. Public sewer. Underground utilities. Close to 309. Asking $59,900 Call 570-885-1119


423 E. Church St. Great 2 family in move in condition on both sides, Separate utilities, 6 rooms each. 3 car detached garage in super neighborhood. Walking distance to college. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200

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414 Front St. Move right into this modern office building featuring 4 offices, receptionist office, large conference room, modern kitchen, storage room, full basement, central air, handicap access. 2 car garage and 5 additional off street parking spaces. This property is also available for lease. Lease price is $675/mo + $675 security deposit. Tenant pays all utilities. Sells for $89,900 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 5 Mountains Realty 42 N. Main St. Shickshinny, PA 570-542-2141


379-381 Sixth St. Perfect first home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage. Would also make a nice investment with all separate utilities and nice rents. Large fenced yard, priced to sell. Don’t wait too long. Call today to schedule a tour. MLS 11-1453 REDUCED!! $84,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSS REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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1255 Laurel Run Rd. Bear Creek Twp., large commercial garage/warehouse on 1.214 acres with additional 2 acre parcel. 2 water wells. 2 newer underground fuel tanks. Currently zoning is residential For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-208 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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912 Lots & Acreage MOUNTAIN TOP Several building lots ready to build on! ALL public utilities! Priced from $32,000 to $48,000! Use your own Builder! Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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4 buildable residential lots for sale individually or take all 4! Buyer to confirm water and sewer with zoning officer. Directions: R. on E. Franklin, R. on Lawn to L. on Harford. $22,500 per lot Mark Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE PARTLY CLEARED VACANT LOTS: LOT #13 E. Thomas St. Approximately 0.57 acre MLS #11-2616 $32,000. LOT #18 E Thomas St., Approximately 0.73 acre. MLS #11-2615. $35,000 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183


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38 Wedgewood Dr. Laurelbrook Estates Lot featuring 3.22 acres with great privacy on cul-desac. Has been perc tested and has underground utilities. 4 miles to PA Turnpike entrance. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-114 $64,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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ASHLEY PARK Double wide home. 3 season deck & carport, new. Appliances, many upgrades, near Rts 81, 309 & Hanover Industrial Park $54,500. Serious Calls Only. (570) 826-0887


Laurel Run & San Souci Parks, Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, Call (570)250-2890

DALLAS 63 acres. Wooded parcel. 5,000’ roadfront on 2 paved roads. Level & rolling. In Dallas Twp. $425,000 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 HARDING Mt. Zion Road One acre lot just before Oberdorfer Road. Great place to build your dream home MLS 11-3521 $29,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

JACKSON TWP 1 acre with well, septic and driveway in place. Asking $42,000. Make reasonable offer. DEREMER REALTY 570-477-1149

LAFLIN Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME one of the last

on available lots in desirable Laflin. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino & shopping. DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 $34,900 atlas Call Keri Best 570-885-5082


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74 W. Hartford St 2 bedroom. 2nd floor. Fridge, stove, washer/dryer included. Wall to wall carpet. No pets. Security, application fee + utilities. $550/month. 570-479-2559


Available Now 1st floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Washer dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. Water Included.$575 + utilities & security. No pets. TRADEMARK REALTY GROUP 570-954-1992


Available Now 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Washer dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. Water Included.$575 + utilities & security. No pets. TRADEMARK REALTY GROUP 570-954-1992

ASHLEY TWO APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, $550 month + utilities. No pets. OTHER APTS AVAILABLE IN NANTICOKE 570-868-6020

MOUNTAIN TOP Crestwood Schools! 126 Acres for Sale! Mostly wooded with approx. 970 ft on Rt. 437 in Dennison Twp. $459,000 Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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AVOCA APARTMENTS 2 2 2 2 2 2 1008 or 1010 Main St.

Brand new ½ Double. Gorgeous luxury living. Gas heat & central air. ½ basement. Hardwood floors throughout. Brand new appliances. Tons of private off street parking. 2 bedroom 1 ½ bath with rain shower. Large yard with Back deck. $900 month + utilities Non Smoking No Pets Appointment only



2 bedroom near Misericordia. Newly renovated. Stove & refrigerator included. Some utilities by tenant. $575 + security, references & lease. No Pets, no smoking. Call (570) 298-2478 or (570) 417-0144


2 bedrooms, no pets. $650/mo + utilities & security. Trash & sewer included. Call 570-674-7898


Modern 1st floor, 1 bedroom with all appliances. Off street parking. No pets. $550 per month + utilities. 570-639-1462


Š Large 3 bedroom 2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517 Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


Two bedroom 1 bathroom apartment on Apple St. $600/month + utilities. Available 1/15. (570) 815-5334



175’x130’ sloping lot with some trees. Public sewer, water, gas. $9,500. To settle Estate. 570-2875775 or 332-1048


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2 bedroom with basement for storage. Private entrance with rear yard. All appliances included. Washer, dryer, sewer included. Pets considered. $425/month + 1 month security. Call 570-606-7884 between 9am & 9pm or Call 570-256-7837 before 9am & after 9pm

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2 large bedrooms. Large kitchen. Full basement. $575 + utilities. 1 month security. References. Section 8 ok. 609-947-0684


3/4 bedrooms, water & sewer. Offstreet parking. $500 /month + security. Tenant pays for trash, electric, gas heat & registration fee. Call 570-814-7562


1st floor, 1 bedroom, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, no pets. Heat, hot water & trash paid, other utilities by tenant. $550/ month, + security. and 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, fully carpeted. Stove & refrigerator. No pets. Heat, hot water & trash paid, other utilities by tenant. $495/ month + security. 570-655-9852


1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS Very nice, clean, great neighborhood, hardwood floors, a/c, washer /dryer with newer appliances, storage, 1st/last/security with one year lease. References required. $650$695 + utilities. Water/sewer by owner, no pets, non-smoking. Call 202-997-9185 for appointment

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AVAILABILITY FIRST FLOOR $465 + utilities. Managed. 1 Bedrooms. Small, efficient, modern, appliances, laundry, gas fireplaces, courtyard parking. 2 YR SAME



FORTY FORT Available March 1 2nd floor, spacious, well maintained, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, in convenient nice neighborhood. Large living/dining area, large eat in kitchen with w/d hookup. Front porch, screened back porch. Great closet/storage space,w/w carpeting, central air, off street parking. $900/month plus utilities. Call 570510-4778 from 9am-5pm for an appointment.


Newly renovated 1st floor apartment. 1 bedroom, refrigerator & stove provided, no pets, $475/per month, plus utilities + security. 570-443-0543


2 Bedroom apartment and 1/2 double for rent! Call 570-561-5836 for details.



1st floor studio efficiency. Remodeled eat-in-kitchen and bath. Livingroom/ bedroom combination. Laundry room hook up available. All appliances, heat, hot water, & trash included. $415/ month + security. Call 570-822-6737


TOWNHOUSE 2 bedrooms, cherry hardwood floors, stainless appliances, European tile kitchen & bath. Parking, A/C, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, balcony $790/month. Call 570-650-0278


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HUGHESTOWN Immaculate 4 room,

Bring Rover or Kitty & move right in to this second floor 1 bedroom apartment. Off street parking. Coin laundry. Great location. $450 + gas & electric. 570-262-1577

refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, full basement, no pets. $625/month, water & sewer paid, security. 570-829-5378

2 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor apartment overlooking park. Washer/dryer hookup. Stove & fridge included. No pets. Non smoking. $550/month + utilities & security. Call (570) 457-2227

Apartments Available WILKES-BARRE, 2 bedroom near Mohegan Sun. New carpet, deck off kitchen, spacious! $510 + utilities WILKES-BARRE, Duplex building. 1st & 2nd floors available. 2 bedroom, dining room, living room, off street parking. $460 + utilities WILKES-BARRE, 4 bedroom 1/2 double. Off street parking, yard, remodeled. $650 + utilities All Include:

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570-899-3407 Tina Randazzo, Property Mgr


109 N. Thomas Ave Efficiency with separate kitchen. Modern. Heat, garbage & hot water included. $475, lease, security. 570-474-5023


2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Refrigerator & stove provided. Offstreet parking. $515/month includes water. No pets. Call 570-779-1684


2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. Heat, water & sewer included. Some pets okay. Off street parking. $750. 570-332-5215


3 bedroom, 1 bath, modern kitchen, new carpeting, freshly painted, new appliances. $635 + utilities. Call 570-239-3887


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HUDSON 2 bedrooms, 1 bath,






Immediate Occupancy!!

Efficiencies available @30% of income


61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 • Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation

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Cozy 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartment Heat, hot water & electric included. Laundry in basement, non-smoking, no pets. Off-street parking. $650. + 1 month security, lease & $40 credit check required. Call for appointment 570-762-3747

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E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 3rd

floor, 2 bedrooms, carpeted, security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $715. 570-287-0900


Great Location – 3rd Avenue. 2.5 bedroom, 1 bath, Living room, Dining room, central air, large sunroom, private backyard deck, offstreet parking, washer & dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal. $675 + utilities. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. 570-283-1736

KINGSTON Recently renovat-

ed 2 bedroom. Living room & dining room. Convenient off street parking. All new appliances. Water & sewer included. $575 + utilities, security & references. No pets. Call 570-239-7770

KINGSTON Spacious 3rd floor,

2 bedrooms, porch, off street parking. Heat & water included. New fridge & stove. Pet Friendly. $550 + security. Call 570-287-5282

LARKSVILLE 3 bedroom, 1 bath.

$725, with discount. All new hardwood floors and tile. New cabinets/bathroom. Dishwasher, garbage disposal. Washer/dryer hook-up. Off street parking. Facebook us at BOVO Rentals 570-328-9984

LUZERNE 41 Mill Street.

Convenient to Cross Valley, large 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, large living room with ceiling fan, large bath with shower, utility room with washer & dryer, large closets professionally organized, off street parking, no smoking $595 + utilities. 570-288-3438


SAINT JOHN Apartments 419 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre

• Secured Senior Building for 62 & older. • 1 bedroom apartments currently available INCLUDES ALL UTILITIES. • YOU regulate heat & air conditioning • Laundry Room Access • Community Room/Fully equipped kitchen for special events • Exercise Equipment • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Garage & off street parking • Computer / Library area • Curbside public transportation


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Kingston “A Place To Call Home” Spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts 3 Bedroom Townhomes Gas heat included


24hr on-site Gym Community Room Swimming Pool Maintenance FREE Controlled Access Patio/Balcony and much more... Call Today for Move In Specials. 570-288-9019


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MCADOO Newly constructed

1 & 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartments. Modern kitchen: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. Private laundry. Off street parking. No pets. Includes heat, water, garbage & sewer. References & security deposit required. $850 Call (570) 929-2843 for appointment


1 Bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

MOUNTAIN TOP 1 bedroom apart-

ments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

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New 2nd floor 1 bedroom apartment. Stove & fridge included. Located on Rt 309. $500 + security. 570-417-4476

NANTICOKE 2 bedroom, 1st

floor. Large eat in kitchen, fridge, electric stove, large living room, w/w carpeting, master bedroom with custom built in furniture. Ample closet space. Front/back porches, off street parking, laundry room available. No dogs, smoking, water, sewer, garbage paid. $525/mo + gas, electric, security, lease, credit, background check. (570) 696-3596


2nd Floor apartment for a tenant who wants the best. Bedroom, living room, kitchen & bath. Brand new. Washer/dryer hookup, air conditioned. No smoking or pets. 2 year lease, all utilities by tenant. Sewer & garbage included. Security, first & last month’s rent required. $440.00 570-735-5064


2nd floor, 1 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. No pets. $470/month, heat, water, & hot water incl. 570-855-3958 leave message.


603 Hanover St 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. No pets. $500 + security, utilities & lease. Photos available. Call 570-542-5330


Available Mar. 1. Nice starter apt. or great for downsizing into retirement. 1st floor, 2 bedroom, non smoking. W/w carpeting, all appliances, off street parking. W/d, porch and back yard. Electric heat. $490/mo., water, sewage incl. Tenant pays other utilities. 1 month security and references. 570-650-3358


E. State st Immaculate spacious, 2 bedroom on 1st floor, modern kitchen and bath, w/d hookup. Ample storage. $585/mo incl. water, garbage sewer 239-2741

NANTICOKE Ready Immediately!

Spacious 2nd floor non smoking, 2 bedroom. W/w carpeting, all appliances incl. w/d. Electric heat. Tons of storage, off street parking. Yard and porch. $480/mo, 1 month security, references. Water and sewage incl. tenant pays other utilities 570-650-3358

PITTSTON 1 bedroom efficien-

cy. Brand new appliances. All utilities included except electric. Move in now! $595. Call 570-969-9268


1 bedroom, 1st floor. Water, sewer & garbage included. $400/month. Available the first week of February. Call (570) 313-8332

PITTSTON 2 bedroom, 2nd

floor, bath, kitchen, living room. Heat & water included. $575/month. 1st month & security. No pets. 570-451-1038


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PITTSTON 2nd floor, 2 bed-

rooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/ dryer hookup, pets negotiable. $525/ month, water and sewer paid, security and lease required. Call after 4pm. 570-237-6277

PITTSTON 3 bedroom, 2 sec-

ond floor. Includes fridge, range, sewer, trash, washer & dryer hook up. $575 + security Call Bernie 888-244-2714


Modern, clean 2 bedroom. Large master bedroom with smaller 2nd bedroom. Large kitchen with plenty of cabinets. Large living room and large closets. $550/mo + utilities. Owner pays sewer and garbage. 1 year lease required. NO PETS Call Charlie 570-829-1578

PLAINS 1 bedroom, 1 bath,

refrigerator & stove off-street parking, no pets. $450/ month, Heat, 1 month security. 570-388-6468 570-466-4176

To place your ad call...829-7130 PLAINS 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234

PLAINS Remodeled

2nd floor, 1 bedroom apartment. Two Off street parking spots. New kitchen & bath. Pergo floor. Laundry room with Washer / dryer. Plenty of storage. Fenced in yard, pets negotiable. $675 + security & utilities. Call 570-690-2579


2 bedroom, 1 bath. 1st floor. Newly painted. $575 + security. Includes fridge, range, heat, water & sewer. Call Bernie 888-244-2714


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WEST PITTSTON Attractive 1st floor 1

bedroom. Newly renovated, tile kitchen, laundry room, off street parking. Security & references. Non smokers, no pets. $600 + utilities. 570-655-4311

West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


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

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PLYMOUTH Newly remodeled, 3

WILKES-BARRE $495/month. Utili-

ties included. Security deposit, 1 year lease, 1st floor, 1 bedroom. Call (570) 290-9791 WILKES-BARRE 1 bedroom, 1st floor, private driveway. Great location. $400 + electric. By application. 570-954-0505


1 bedroom, all utilities included, no pets. Background check. $475/month + security. Call 570-822-9625

rooms & bath. Heat, hot water, stove, refrigerator, electricity & garbage included. Close to bus stop & stores. $535 /month, $535/security. 1 year lease. No Pets.570-779-2258 after 12:00 p.m.

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1.5 bedroom, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove provided, no pets, . Heat & water paid. $560/month + security deposit. Call 570-829-1598

2 bedroom, private setting with pond. 1.5 baths. Ultra modern kitchen with appliances, dishwasher & microwave included. Plenty of closet & storage. Washer/dryer hook up. Private drive. $1,100/month. Water, sewer & garbage included. Security deposit required. Call 570-760-2362


2nd floor, 4 large rooms, 2 bedrooms. Carpeting, stove, fridge, w/d hookup. Off street parking. Hot water and water included. Gas heat paid by tenant. No pets or smoking. Security & lease. $475/month. Call 570-675-7836


New 1 bedroom, 1st floor. Quiet area. All appliances included, coin-op laundry. Off street parking. No pets. $430. Water/sewer included. Security & references. Call 570-239-7770


Roomy 1.5 bedroom. Extra large walk in closet. Equipped with range, refrigerator, washer/dryer. New tile bath. Security, references/lease. No pets. $575/mos. Utilities by tenant. 570-287-5775 570-332-1048


2nd floor. 2 bedroom. Appliances. Enclosed porch. 2 car garage. $600/ month + security and utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call (570) 333-4363

WARRIOR RUN 2 bedrooms, stove,

washer/dryer hookup. Sewer, water & garbage paid, electric by tenant. $440 /month, + lease & security. Close to HANOVER INDUSTRIAL PARK 570-301-8200


2 bedroom. Washer, dryer, stove & fridge included. Heat and water also included. Call 570-430-3095

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KING’S & WILKES Meyers Court. 3 bedroom end unit townhouse. $720 + utilities. For more info visit: or call 570-288-3375


CONVENIENT TO KING’S AND WILKES One room studio, utilities included, $495/month, + security & lease. View additional information at or Call Jim at 570-288-3375

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SAVE MONEY THIS YEAR! 113 Edison St. Quiet neighborhood. 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy. Heat & hot water included. $625 Call Aileen at 570-822-7944


MAYFLOWER AREA 1 bedroom with appliances on 2nd floor. Nice apartment in attractive home. Sunny windows & decorative accents. Off street parking. No pets, no smoking. Includes hot water. $400 + utilities 570-824-4743



Large, spacious 1 or 2 bedroom. Appliances and utilities included. Off street parking. $650. Call 570-704-8134




264 Academy St 1.5 bedrooms, newly renovated building. Washer & dryer available. $600/per month includes heat, hot water and parking. 646-712-1286 570-328-9896 570-855-4744


460 Scott Street 2 units. Fridge & stove included. Washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. No pets. Security, application fee + utilities. 1 bedroom 1st floor, $450. 1 bedroom 3rd floor, $400. 570-479-2559

WILKES-BARRE spotless living

A room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedroom, bath, yard, basement, off street parking. Irving Place. $430 + utilities. 570-266-5336


425 S. Franklin St. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio apts. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence and all doors electronically locked. Studio $450. Water & sewer paid. One month / security deposit. Call 570-793-6377 or 570-208-9301 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment. Or email shlomo_voola

WILKES-BARRE Clean, 2 bedroom,

duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking $475 + utilities. Call 570-868-4444

Mayflower Section 1 bedroom apartment available. Nice Area. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. Storage. Rent with option to buy. No pets. Call 570-823-7587


Street 2nd floor. 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, new paint & flooring, eat in kitchen with appliances, laundry facilities, enclosed porch. Heat, hot water and cable included. $520 + electric & security. No pets. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE North Franklin St.

2 or 3 bedroom second floor, kitchen, living room, washer/dryer hookup, sun porch, and rear fenced yard. Renovated with new floor coverings, and paint. Tenant is responsible for water, gas (heat, & hot water), and electric. $575 month Call Ken @ 570-706-6145 to schedule a viewing.


1 bedroom, kitchen, bath, living room, new floors. Very clean. Washer, dryer, stove, fridge. No Pets. $450 + utilities & security 570-822-1408


apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-332-5723


STUDIO NEAR WILKES Lots of light, loft bed, wood floors. $425/month, all utilities included. No pets. 570-826-1934


“UPPER N. MAIN Join our family offering efficient, stylish, compact 1 bedrooms, Victorian building, parking laundry. NO PETS/ SMOKING/LEAS ES REQUIRED. Details upon request for applicants. Starting at $465 + utilities



Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š1 bedroom efficiency water included Š2 bedroom single family Š6 bedroom large half double HANOVER Š2 bedroom NANTICOKE Š2 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included PLAINS Š1 bedroom water included KINGSTON Š3 Bedroom Half Double LUZERNE Š2 bedroom water included OLD FORGE Š2 bedroom water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

Commercial Properties



Suscon Road. Available 02/01/12, 3,000 square feet, parking lot, 4 bay, Call 570-237-6548 for details.

room, Kitchen & Bath. Recently remodeled. New stove, washer, dryer & fridge included. Heat, hot water, sewer, recycling fees & off street parking included. $600/Mo. + security. References, credit & background checks also required. Call 570-861-2264


1 bedroom 2nd floor at $675/month. Off street parking. Non smoking. No pets. Bonus walk up attic with tons of storage. Heat, water, garbage, sewer included. 1 month security, credit check & references. 1 year lease. Please call Donna 570-613-9080

WYOMING Updated 1 bedroom.

New Wall to wall carpet. Appliances furnished. Coin op laundry. $550. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727


Commercial Properties


Rte. 315 1,200 - 2,000 SF Office / Retail Call 570-829-1206


OFFICE/ STOREFRONT 1079 Wyoming Ave., available immediately, utilities provided. $300/month with security deposit. Call 570-693-2804 for an appointment KINGSTON

FORMER KARATE STUDIO 1,000 sf with full

bathroom, kitchen, large waiting area & super big studio area. All for $495/month + utilities. 570-706-5628




Available immediately, a total of 800 square feet, 2 to 4 offices. Clean,quiet, safe. Off street parking, all utilities included. $400-$600/month. 570-288-6644 570-499-3137


1280 sq ft. 3 phase power, central air conditioning. Handicap accessible rest room. All utilities by tenant. Garbage included. $900 per month for a 5 year lease. 570-735-5064.



Available for professional office. Private restroom. Use of waiting room & conference room. Heat, air, off street parking, plowing included. $300/month. Call (570) 929-2843 for appointment

Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!


Half Doubles


TWO APARTMENTS AVAILABLE - 2 & 3 bedroom. Tile kitchen & bath. Off street parking. Washer/dryer hook up. $600/700 + utilities. 570-237-2076


AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 1,500 SQ.FT. 1350 River Road Excellent location for small business or office. Will remodel to suit tenant. Call 570-760-3714 or 570-237-5664


WILKES-BARRE TWP 12,000 sf. Route 309. Exit 165 off I81. 570-823-1719


750 & 1750 square feet and NEW SPACE 3,500 square feet OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

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12,000 sq. ft. building in downtown location. Warehouse with light manufacturing. Building with some office space. Entire building for lease or will sub-divide. MLS #10-1074 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101


CURRENTLY USED AS A BEAUTY SALON High traffic location, gas heat, air. $595/month with 1 month security & 1 year lease. 570-388-6468 570-466-4176


72’ x 200’ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT 233 Wyoming Ave, Rt. 11 (1/4 mile from proposed Walmart) For Sale or lease. $96,000. 570-388-6669


1 bedroom, living room, dining room kitchen. Totally remodeled. 1st floor. Washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. $600/month + security. 570-299-7103


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3 bedroom. $650 plus utilities 570-299-5471

WEST WYOMING 3 bedroom, 1.5

bath, quiet area, off street parking. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. $650/mo + security and references. Utilities by tenant. 570-430-3851 leave message


176 Charles St TOWNHOUSE STYLE, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Not Section 8 approved. $550/ month + utilities. References & security required. Available now! 570-301-2785


322 New Hancock 3 bedroom. 1 bath. Available April 1st. Call for details. Call (570) 819-1473


63 Elizabeth Street Recently remodeled 1st floor apartment. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Gas heat. Washer/ dryer hook up. Fridge, dishwasher & stove. No pets. $600/mos + utilities. First & last months rent + 1 month security. 570-472-9453


ALDEN / NANTICOKE Modern. 3 Bed-

Large 4 bedroom, quiet neighborhood. Freshly painted, new w/w carpet throughout. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup $650 month . 570-239-9840


half double. 1,400 sf. $695 + utilities. Pets considered. No CEO. Section 8 welcome. 570-899-8173


Half Doubles

rooms. Gas Heat. Hookups. Parking. Large yard. No Pets. $519 + utilities Security $300 570-824-8786

2 bedroom apartment, Carey’s Patch, completely remodeled. Appliances included with washer & dryer. Full yard & off street parking. No smoking. $650. Call Will at 570-417-5186


3 bedrooms. Large kitchen, living room and dining room. Basement. Yard. Washer/dryer hook up. Gas heat. New carpeting. $635/ month + security & utilities. Some pets ok. 908-392-2494 FORTY FORT 3 bedroom, excellent condition, great location. Off street parking. Washer/ dryer included. $650 + utilities. By application. 570-954-0505


3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new wall to wall carpeting, freshly painted, partial A/C, gas heat, large fenced in yard, walking distance to Kingston Corners. All appliances, off-street parking, no pets. $700/month, plus utilities, & 2 months security. Application & references. Call 570-639-4907


Modern 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, appliances included, fenced in back yard, no pets, off street parking, $650/month + 1st month, security & lease. Available 1/25 (570) 262-3234


2 bedroom half double. 1 new full bath. Quiet neighborhood. Close to everything. Walk in closet. Large living room. Eat in kitchen. All new flooring. New appliances. Washer / dryer hookup. Off street parking. References, Credit & Background Check. No smoking, no pets. $600 + utilities & Security. Call 570-408-4848


233 Hughes St 2 bedroom half double, Off street parking. Oil heat. Nice area. Section 8 accepted. $550 + utilities. Call 570-780-3009



Nice 3 bedroom with eat in kitchen & walk up attic. Walking distance to school & parks. $700/month + utilities & 1 month security. (570) 793-9449 WYOMING 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, gas heat, new carpeting, range & laundry hook ups. Credit check required. $675/month + utilities & security. Call Florence 570-715-7737

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307


Newly remodeled 3 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove provided, no pets, w/w carpeting, $800/ month, plus utilities, & $1,000 security deposit. Call 570-693-2804

953 Houses for Rent


3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch with 1 car garage on 2 acres. New heating system. $1,050/month

Rent to Own or Purchase Option Available!

Call (570) 574-9167


Country setting 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom house. Inside completely renovated, stove and fridge included, washer and dryer hook up $700 + utilities & security deposit call Chris 570-614-4214



4 bedroom. 1.5 bath. 2 car garage. Beautiful wooded 2 acre lot. Fenced back yard. Full basement. Attic for storage. Washer, dryer, fridge & freezer. Large deck. $1,200/month + utilities (water & garbage paid). No cats. References & credit check required. 570-262-0571 John



953 Houses for Rent

953 Houses for Rent



GREENBRIAR Well maintained ranch style condo features living room with cathedral ceiling, oak kitchen, dining room with vaulted ceiling, 2 bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths, master bedroom with walk in closet. HOA fees included. $1,200 per month + utilities. MLS#11-4063. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195


SAND SPRINGS Golf Community Luxurious 1900 sq. feet Townhouse. Modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 1 stall garage. 3 minutes to interstates 81 & 80. $1400 + utilities. Call 570-582-4575


Single family. 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen, new bath, new carpeting and vinyl. Refinished hardwood floors. Parlor, dining room and office. Gas heat. Off street parking, front porch, big back yard, w/d hookup. $720 + utilities, landlord pays garbage & sewer. 1 month security. References, background check , 1 year lease required. Call (570) 498-7428 leave message.

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 EXETER 1812 Scarboro Ave Completely remodeled 1/2 double, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, all hardwood floors & tile, modern kitchen including fridge, stove, dishwasher, disposal, modern baths, gas heat, washer dryer hookup in private basement, large porch, driveway, nice yard, great neighborhood, $795 + $1000 security, no pets. Call 570-479-6722


17 DURKEE ST. 3 bedroom, 1½ bath. Kitchen with appliances. 1,050 sq. ft. Washer/dryer. 1 car garage, hardwood, parking, yard & patio. $800 + utilities.



3 bedroom townhouse, behind VA Hospital. Alll new everything. Kitchen appliances, parking. $850 + utilities. Call Joe 570-592-1606


3 bedroom, 2 full bath, large modern kitchen with appliances, living room, dining room, breakfast nook, large yard with deck. Washer/dryer hook up. Water, sewer, garbage & snow plowing included. No pets. Non smoking. Security deposit, references & credit check required. $1,100/per month + utilities. 570-639-5761

HUDSON/PLAINS Single 2 bedroom.

Gas Heat. $675/ month + utilities. Section 8 accepted. 570-825-5451

HUNLOCK CREEK 3 bedroom on 1

acre. New carpet & paint. Full basement. Detached 1.5 car garage. Front porch and spacious rear deck. Water, sewer included. $950/ month + 1st & last. 570-332-8922


Commercial Properties

A spotless 4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath cape on Dawes Ave; Fenced yard, basement, Off-street parking. $685 + utilities. Call 570-266-5336

953 Houses for Rent


Available immediately, 6 room single family home, $600 + 1 month security. 570-650-4628

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Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric


PENN LAKE WATER FRONT HOME Large Traditional Home On Peaceful Penn Lake. Three Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With A Full Basement, & Veranda Overlooking The Lake. Crestwood School District. Enjoy The View And All Your Favorite Lake Activities. Asking $1,400 Per Month Plus Utilities. To Schedule A Convenient Appointment. Call MOUNTAINLIFE REAL ESTATE 570-646-6600.

PITTSTONranch Beautiful

home with attached garage. 3 bedroom 1.5 baths All new tile, hardwood floors, granite counters, paint & carpets. Closest house rental to new that you will find. We handle all property maintenance. No Pets. $1,100 per month. Utilities Not Included Call 570-237-0425


3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets, $475/month plus utilities, lease and security. Nice neighborhood. Call 570-287-2405 SWOYERSVILLE Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995 / month. 570-479-6722 WEST PITTSTON

2 bed, 2 bath ranch with new kitchen & beautiful river view. Appliances included $1,200/mos + utilities. MLS# 11-4275 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891

WEST WYOMING 429 West 8th Street

New 2 bedroom with off street parking, private patio, washer/dryer, stove included. No pets. $575/mos + security Sewer & garbage included other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458


Commercial Properties



Home for rent, new construction. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Full basement. 1 acre lot. 5 minutes from I-80 & Pa Turnpike. $1,250 + utilities. Call 609-929-1588


Single 3 bedroom 1 full bath, living room, dining room,. kitchen, wall to wall carpet and hardwood floors. Washer dryer hookup. Single garage, corner lot. Lawn maintenance included $775 plus utilities. Available February 570-287-5333 after 6:30 pm




Cozy Single House 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, wall to wall carpeting, all appliances included. Screened in patio. NO PETS. $650/month plus utilities & one month security. 570-762-7535. After 5:00 p.m. Call: 570-826-0872



Single Story Home 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Appliances incl. Off street parking. Large kitchen. $650/mo+ utilities & security. 262-6283


Lovely little house, ready to rent. 1 bedroom, living room, eat in kitchen, bath, cellar, washer/dryer hook up, parking right outside. Security, references. $465/mo. NO PETS. 772-465-9592, 772-709-9206 570-693-3963

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Small trailer with 1 ½ bedrooms. Private fenced lot with shed. Appliances included. $500 month + 1 month security. Tenant pays electric, gas & water. Available immediately. No pets. 570-477-5747


Newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Large kitchen with stove, water, sewer & garbage included. $545 + 1st & last. 570-332-8922


Crestwood School District. Great geta-way. 2 bedroom mobile home with an 18x18 3 season sunroom. Large deck, situated on 2+ acres. Quiet setting. Location conveniently close to Jack Frost, Big Boulder & White Water Challengers along with I-80, I-81 & PA Turnpike. Stove, fridge, washer / dryer, dishwasher & microwave included. Water & sewer by landlord. Tenant covers electric & propane. Pet friendly with landlord approval (additional deposit required). 6 month lease required. $750 + security. 570-4740388 OR 417-8751




Furnished room in private home includes meals & laundry. $65 weekly plus help with yard, some cooking. Must be clean, no drugs. 570-561-9121

KINGSTON HOUSE Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $340. Efficiency at $450 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331

WILKES-BARRE Furnished room for

rent. Close to downtown. $90/week + security. Everything included. Call 570-704-8288 570-704-8381

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Commercial Properties



Boca Raton Available March/April Beautiful 5 room home with Pool. Fully furnished. On canal lot. $600 weekly. If interested, write to: 120 Wagner St. Moosic, PA 18507

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Professional Services Directory


Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

Roofing, siding, gutters, insulation, decks, additions, windows, doors, masonry & concrete. Insured & Bonded.

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570-299-7241 570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / Repair Masonry, stucco, & concrete

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A-1 1 ABLE CHIMNEY Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured 570-735-2257

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now!


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All Types Of Work New or Remodeling Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-406-6044

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570-332-0077 Custom excavating, foundations, land clearing, driveways, storm drainage, etc.


Handyman Services

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

COZY HEARTH CHIMNEY Chimney Cleaning, Rebuilding, Repair, Stainless Steel Lining, Parging, Stucco, Caps, Etc. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 1-888-680-7990 570-840-0873

Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. 570-287-4067

Full Service Leases • Custom Design • Renovations • Various Size Suites Available Medical, Legal, Commercial • Utilities • Parking • Janitorial Full Time Maintenance Staff Available

Chimney Service

For All of Your Remodeling Needs. Will Beat Any Price! BATHROOMS, KITCHENS, ROOFING, SIDING, DECKS, WINDOWS, etc. 25 Yrs. Experience References. Insured Free Estimates. (570) 332-7023


Professional Office Rentals



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


COMPLETE MAINTENANCE Roofing, siding, plumbing, electric, drywall, painting, rough and finished carpentry, lawn service and more. Residential & Commercial 570-852-9281

DOPainting, IT ALL HANDYMAN drywall,

plumbing & all types of interior & exterior home repairs. 570-829-5318

Dry Wall

MIKE SCIBEK DRYWALL Hanging & finishing, design ceilings and painting. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 328-1230

MIRRA DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

(570) 675-3378 1084

#1 FOR ALL YOUR CONSTRUCTION NEEDS Interior & exterior painting. All types of remodeling, & plumbing. Front and back porches repaired & replaced Call 570-301-4417



Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Service Changes & Replacements. Generator Installs. 868-4469


Property & Lawn Maintenance

LICENSED & INSURED FREE ESTIMATES All types of interior and exterior home & business repairs 570-406-3339

The Handier Man

We fix everything! Plumbing, Electrical & Carpentry. Retired Mr. Fix It. Emergencies 23/7



Hauling & Trucking



Free Estimates. 570-332-5946


Hauling & Trucking

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299


TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL DEMOLITION Estate Cleanout Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE SMALL AND LARGE JOBS! 570-823-1811 570-239-0484


823-3788 / 817-0395 VERY CHEAP JUNK REMOVAL! Licensed, Insured & Bonded. Will beat any price, guaranteed! Free Estimates. Over 10,000 served.





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

1162 Landscaping/ Garden TREE REMOVAL Stump grinding, Hazard tree removal, Grading, Drainage, Lot clearing, Snow plowing, Stone/Soil delivery. Insured. Reasonable Rates 570-574-1862

1189 Miscellaneous Service

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!!


288-8995 1195


BestDarnMovers Moving Helpers Call for Free Quote. We make moving easy. 570-852-9243


Painting & Wallpaper

AWESOME INTERIORS Quality Interior &

Exterior Painting. Owner Present on Every Job. Satisfaction Guaranteed. 36 Years Exp. 570-885-3614 FREE ESTIMATES DAVID WAYNE PAINTING

Prices starting at $100/room. 570-762-6889


Int/ Ext. painting, Power washing. Professional work at affordable rates. Free estimates. 570-288-0733




& HOME BUILDER “SAME DAY SERVICE” Why Pay more? Interior & exterior. We do hardwood floors, furnaces, water heaters - all your home remodeling needs. Pay when you’re pleased. All work guaranteed. Free Estimates. 570-899-3123


Plumbing & Heating


Boilers, Furnaces, Air. 0% Interest 6 months. 570-736-HVAC (4822)


Roofing & Siding


570-824-6381 Roof Repairs & New Roofs. Shingle, Slate, Hot Built Up, Rubber, Gutters & Chimney Repairs. Year Round. Licensed/Insured ŠFREE EstimatesŠ *24 Hour Emergency Calls*

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New Roofs & Repairs, Shingles, Rubber, Slate, Gutters, Chimney Repairs. Credit Cards accepted. FREE ESTIMATES! Licensed-Insured EMERGENCIES

WINTER ROOFING Special $1.29 s/f Licensed, insured, fast service 570-735-0846


Snow Removal


PLOWING ŠCommercial



VITO & GINO’S 570-574-1275


Tree Care

TOP’S TREE SERVICE, LLC Total Tree Work. Free Estimates, Fully Insured. 570-520-4073

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