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Tax hike of 2% reduces layoffs


Former Massachusetts governor takes big step toward GOP nomination. By DAVID ESPO and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney routed Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding smartly from an earlier defeat and taking a major step toward the Republican presidential nomination. Despite the one-sided setback, the former House Romney speaker vowed to press on. Romney, talking unity ELECTION like a nominee, said he was ready “to lead this party and our nation.” In remarks to cheering supporters, the former Massachusetts governor unleashed a strong attack on President Barack Obama and said the competitive fight for the GOP nomination “does not divide us, it prepares us” for the fall. “Mr. President, you were elected to lead, you chose to follow, and now it’s time to get out of the way,” he declared. Returns from 98 percent of Florida’s precincts showed Romney with 46 percent of the vote to 32 percent for Gingrich, the former House speaker. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had 13 percent, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul 7 percent. Neither mounted a substantial effort in the state. For the first time in the cam-

County council has votes for budget change to cut layoffs to 56 from 106. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Luzerne County government layoffs will be reduced from an estimated 106 to 56 because two county council members agreed Tuesday to providethevotesneeded for a 2 percent tax in- W H A T ’ S NEXT crease. Council members The Luzerne County Harry Haas and Elaine Council tentatively Maddon Curry had op- plans to unveil the posed a tax hike in a 2012 amended straw vote last week but budget Monday. The said they have reconsi- amendment must be passed before dered based on further Feb. 15. See a chart analysis of the layoff im- of budget changes pact. and estimated County Interim Man- layoffs at www.tiager Tom Pribula al- ready sent new budget totals to managers Tuesday morning based on the expectation that a council majority would now support his pro-


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nnie Yudichak is seemingly amazed by one of the acts at the Good Shepherd Academy Talent Show on Tuesday A morning at the Kingston school. Below left, brother and sister team Bianca and John Cantando do a Tango. Below right, Morgan Luksic and Madison Guido perform a piano duet. The show was just one of a number of activities this week at area Catholic schools as part of Catholic Schools Week. For additional photos, visit

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Scranton CMC hospital merger is complete Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton comes into existence. By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES

SCRANTON -- Patients heading to one hospital in Scranton won’t have to learn a new name as a result of a health care system merger. Officials with Community Medical Center unveiled their new name – Geisinger-Community Medical Center – on Tuesday, hours before the merger with the Danville-based system became official. “We both saw the depth of that name,” said CMC president and CEO Robert P. SteigSee MERGER, Page 12A



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3 local incumbent congressmen in fine fiscal shape entering campaign Holden, Barletta, Marino have healthy war chests as they seek parties’ nominations. By ANDREW M. SEDER

Incumbents in the 10th, 11th and 17th U.S. congressional districts have plenty of cash on hand to mount re-election bids entering this year, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Tuesday was the deadline for year-end reports to be sent to the commission. U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, the 10-


Barletta term incumbent in the 17th, has the largest war chest, but it’s only about half the amount with which he entered his last election year. The campaign for Holden, DSt. Clair, received $99,885 in donations during the final quarter of 2011, and listed $35,249 in expenditures in the same period. It list-



ed$337,274cashinhandasofJan. 1, the lowest starting total in an election year since he began 2004 with $350,202. At the start of 2010, the campaign had $674,088 in its coffers, and in 2008, it had 779,047. Challengers in both the primary and general elections those



two years ate away at his reserves. In 2008, he defeated Republican Toni Gilhooley, a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper, garnering 64 percent of the vote. In 2010, he See FINANCES, Page 12A INSIDE: Urban running?, Page 12A




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SUGARLOAF TWP. – State police at Hazleton said they PLAINS TWP. – Assault arrested Chad Fancher, 36, of charges were filed Tuesday against a Pottsville man accused Conyngham, on evidence of by state police of attacking two drunken driving after a traffic stop on Interstate 81 north at security officers at Mohegan 2:25 a.m. Tuesday. Sun at Pocono Downs casino. State police allege Fancher State police gaming enforceshowed signs of intoxication. ment office alleged Andrew John Grohol, 56, was asked to DORRANCE TWP. – State relinquish a slot machine he police at Hazleton reported was not playing on Thursday. jewelry and cash were stolen Grohol stood up and tossed a during a burglary at the residrink at a security officer, a dence of Catherine Brazinski on 21-year-old woman, and Acher Road on Monday or punched her twice in the head, Tuesday. state police allege. State police allege Grohol left the casino HOLLENBACK TWP. – Meand punched the security direclissa Leming, of East Country tor. Road, reported to state police at Charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly con- Hazleton on Tuesday that her son, Eric Leming, 24, had taken duct were filed against Grohol prescription pills and fled in her with District Judge Diana Mavehicle. last in Plains Township.

KINGSTON – A man was arraigned Monday on charges he sold heroin on Pierce Street. Anthony Martin Korsakas, 48, of North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a communication facility. He was arraigned by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston and released on $50,000 unsecured bail. Police in Dallas Township and Kingston allege Korsakas sold heroin on Pierce Street on May 10, 2011, according to the criminal complaint. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feb. 8 before Roberts. WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Jared Kramer reported Tuesday a television was stolen during a burglary at his residence on Parrish Street. • Brianna Bunchalk reported Monday a window was smashed on her vehicle while it was parked in a Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority Parking Lot on East Northampton Street, across from Wilkes-Barre R/C Theaters. A purse was taken

COURT BRIEFS HANOVER TWP. – A retired state police trooper accused by township police of drunken driving waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Joseph Halesey on Tuesday. Bernard Kizis, 47, of Mountain Top, waived two counts of driving under the influence to Luzerne County Court. Township police allege Kizis showed signs of intoxication after a traffic stop on Main Road on Sept. 25, according to a police news release. Court records indicate Kizis is facing a drunken driving charge in county court that was filed by Fairview Township police on July 13. Kizis retired from the state police on Nov. 1. WILKES-BARRE – An attorney for a woman who claims she stabbed a man to death in self-defense has asked for her Feb. 6 trial to be continued to a later date. Attorney Demetrius Fannick said in court papers filed Tuesday that he was requesting a continuance because numerous items of evidence have not been either returned or examined by the state police crime lab. Fannick said prosecutors had no objection to the trial being continued. Cease signed a waiver of her speedy trial right Tuesday. Her trial must now be held before Oct. 13. Cease was charged with thirddegree murder and voluntary manslaughter in November 2010 in the stabbing death of John

HAZLE TWP. – A girl suffered a minor injury in a twovehicle crash at West 23rd and North Laurel streets on Tuesday, state police at Hazleton said. State police said Larry D. Daniel, 24, of Hazleton, operating a 2002 Ford Explorer, was stopped at the intersection and pulled in front of a 2006 Kia Sportage, operated by Thomas Zieminski, 59, of Hazleton, at 9 a.m. Daniel and passengers, Carmela Claybrooks, 24, of Hazleton, and three children, a 1-yearold girl, a 7-year-old boy and a 6-month-old girl, were not injured. The 7-year-old boy in the vehicle was not in a child safety seat, state police said. A 6-year-old girl, a passenger in Daniel’s vehicle, suffered a minor injury. State police did not say if she required medical treatment. Zieminski was not injured. HAZLETON – State police at Hazleton said Andre Duvall Turner, 22, of Bronx, N.Y.C., failed to return to the MinSecHazleton Community Corrections Center on West Broad Street on Monday. Anyone with information about Turner is asked to call state police at Hazleton at 4593890. 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. A county judge has not yet made a ruling on Fannick’s request. WILKES-BARRE – A Taylor man charged with his role in the robbery of a food delivery person was sentenced Tuesday to 15 to 30 months in state prison. Brad Huzzard, 19, was sentenced on a single count of robbery by Luzerne County Senior Judge Hugh Mundy, who said Huzzard must serve his sentence concurrently to one he is serving in Lackawanna County. The details of that case were unknown Tuesday. According to court papers, on June 25, an order was called in to Golden Star Chinese Restaurant in Pittston to be delivered at a residence on Lyons Lane, a dark alley near Main Street. Police said that when the employee, Ping Zheng, arrived in the alley, Ronald Kevin Perschau, Carlos Rios and Huzzard assaulted him. Police said the three men placed a pellet gun to Zheng’s throat and struck him in the head while demanding money. Zheng was taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, where he was treated for injuries. Rios, 19, of Exeter, is awaiting trial on related charges while Perschau, 19, of Pittston, was sentenced last month to 4 1/2 to 9 years in state prison on robbery and firearms charges.



Personnel moves at LCTA Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Transportation Department continues to be assimilated. By STEVE MOCARSKY

KINGSTON – The Luzerne County Transportation Authority on Monday made a slew of personnel changes as the authority continues to assimilate the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Transportation Department. And some non-union employees who worked for the department before the Jan. 3 consolidation are seeing substantial salary increases after going several years without any raises in pay. Jim Darr, who was director of the transportation department, was named assistant executive director/Shared Ride Division for the authority. Darr’s salary shot up 14 percent – from $50,000 to $57,000. Lou Uritz, who was making $19,096 as a scheduler for the de-

partment’s shared ride program, was hired as the authority’s new procurement manager. His new salary is $42,000. The scheduler position was eliminated. Colleen O’Brien, who will continue in her position as manager of client services in the consolidation, will receive an 18.9percent pay increase, from $36,010 to $42,800. Authority Executive Director Stan Strelish said the raises include adjustments to compensate the former transportation department employees for having to contribute more toward their health insurance. Department employees paid only 10 percent toward those premiums, but, as transportation authority employees, they will have to pay 15 percent, as per an agreement with the county and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which encouraged and is overseeing the consolidation, Strelish said. The authority board also created two new positions. The board hired Renee Craig,

formerly assistant director of Hazleton Public Transit, as human resources director at a salary of $50,000. Strelish said he and other authority employees had been performing the duties that Craig will assume, but the creation of the position was necessary when authority staffing doubled from 80 to 160 employees with the consolidation. And the board hired Joe Roselle as information technology director. Strelish said Roselle had worked as a private contractor for the authority for 20 years and the consolidation created the need for a full-time staffer. His salary was not immediately available. The board also authorized the buyback of up to 60 sick days, a week of vacation days and two personal days from former transportation department employees. Strelish said the county had no limit on the buy-back of unused sick days and vacation days and will have to cover the buyback costs for any days in excess of the authority’s caps.

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Actor Sean Penn, left, accompanied by Haiti’s President Michel Martelly, speaks Tuesday during a special ceremony at the national palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Penn ambassador for Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Actor Sean Penn has been named ambassador at large for Haiti in recognition of his humanitarian work since the 2010 earthquake. The Hollywood star received the honor from Haitian President Michel Martelly at

a special ceremony Tuesday evening at the National Palace. Martelly thanked Penn for keeping the spotlight on the Caribbean nation. The president joked that the “only downside” to Penn’s new position is that he can no longer call the actor by his

first name. Now Penn will be called “Ambassador.” Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization was set up a few months after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake to oversee a settlement camp where thousands of people displaced by the disaster lived.

Ex-PSU prof charged with $3M fraud The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — The Department of Justice has charged a former Penn State University professor with fraud, false statements and money laundering relating to $3 million in federal research grants. The Justice Department said in a release Tuesday that Craig Grimes, 55, of Raleigh, N.C. allegedly defrauded the National Institutes of Health between 2006 and 2011, while he was a

professor of Material Science and Engineering at Penn State. Grimes allegedly used a company he owned in State College to request a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, but never delivered on a promise to send $510,000 of that to Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center. The Justice Department said that the clinical studies and trials called for in the grant were never done. Grimes also allegedly made false statements on a $1.9 mil-

lion Department of Energy grant application, claiming there was no other funding when he had received a grant from the National Science Foundation. If convicted, Grimes faces up to 35 years in prison and a fine of $750,000. A message left at a number listed for Grimes was not immediately returned. A spokeswoman for Penn State did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Deaths of both of Pa. clergyman’s wives ruled homicides The Associated Press

TANNERSVILLE — The death of the first wife of a Pennsylvania pastor charged with killing his second wife is now also classified as a homicide, authorities said. Arthur Schirmer, 63, former pastor of Reeders United Methodist Church in Jackson Township, is awaiting trial in northeastern Pennsylvania in the July 2008deathofhissecondwife,Be-

tty Jean. The1999 death of his first wife, Jewel Schirmer, was originally said to be “undetermined,” but the cause of death was amended earlier this month by the deputy coroner in Dauphin County, where she died at a hospital, according to the Pocono Record. The couple lived in neighboring Lebanon County at the time. John Leahy, chief detective in the Lebanon County District At-

torney’s office, told the newspaper Monday that Jewel Schirmer’s death had been reclassified to“homicide.”Hesaidhehadnot seen the amended death certificate and did not know the cause, but added that the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. Arthur Schirmer’s attorney has said that his client denies that foul play was involved in either death.

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MUNICIPAL BRIEFS EXETER – Refuse stickers are on sale 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the borough office. The price of the sticker is

$150 for residents under 65. Senior citizens, if 65 years old by March 31, 2012, are offered a discounted price of $110. These prices are effective until Feb. 28. As of March 1 through 31, the price will increase to $180 for those under 65 and $130 for senior citizens. As of April 1 through 30, stickers will be in the penalty phase and the cost

will increase to $250 for everyone. By May 1, the delinquent list will be turned over to the chief of police and citations will be issued. A fine, plus the $250 refuse bill, must then be paid. Payments can be mailed into to the Refuse Office, 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643. The sticker calendar will be mailed. Include a self addressed

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Callahan of A’s to speak

Avoca native Dick Callahan, the Oakland Athletics professional baseball team’s public address announcer, will return to the Greater Pittston Area for the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick 98th Annual Banquet to be held on Saturday, March 17 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort. Callahan grew up in Avoca in the area of St. Mary’s Church and was a member of the 1958 graduating class from Scranton Prep. He moved to California to join the insurance business and get involved in Callahan public broadcasting. He also had been the voice of basketball at St. Mary’s College in San Francisco’s East Bay for 34 years, spent 19 years announcing for the Golden State Warriors in Oakland and has been the Athletics’ public address announcer since 2004. Ten years ago he also became the public address announcer for the University of California’s Golden Bears. Banquet tickets are available any Wednesday night at the Pittston Knights of Columbus from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. or by contacting any active member of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.



Deal would mean hundreds of dollars extra for area taxpayers, figures show

Casey pushes for payroll tax cut By BILL O’BOYLE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bob Casey wants families to be able to “keep more money in their pockets,” but with an end-of-February deadline approaching, Casey said the time to finalize an extension of the payroll tax cut “is now.” Casey, D-Scranton, held a teleconference Tuesday in anticipation of the second meeting of the Payroll Tax Cut Conference Committee. Casey, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, released a new report that details how much money would stay in the

pockets of one- and twoearner families at a county-level based on median wage and salary income Casey per worker. He said the tax cut affects 160 million Americans. The committee released county-by-county data on the impact of the payroll tax cut extension, which costs the federal government about $10 billion per month. Casey said the cuts lowered the rate at which employees’ Social Security earn-

ings are taxed from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. In Luzerne County, the average salary was listed at $26,555 and the average tax cut would be $443 for one worker and $885 for two. Casey said many economists have observed that failing to extend the payroll tax cut would slow economic growth this year and cost the economy jobs. “There remains a great deal of work to be done,” Casey said. “But this would mean hundreds of dollars for families who are struggling.” Casey said Democrats and Republicans have not yet agreed

on specifics – not even at the committee level. Casey said he has been assured that the payroll tax cuts will not adversely affect the Social Security trust fund. “The evidence is more than compelling that this will have no adverse effect on Social Security,” he said. With the deadline approaching, Casey said there has always been a sense of urgency to reach an agreement. “At least on the Democratic side of the aisle,” he said, “there has been no resistance to the idea that the payroll tax cut is needed.”

Candlelight vigil in memory of slain woman held at courthouse


Barletta helps unveil bill

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, joined his colleagues on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to unveil a $260 billion, five-year reauthorization and reform of transportation programs that will create jobs and rebuild infrastructure in the district and the nation. The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7) will Barletta be the largest transportation reform bill since the Interstate Highway System was created in 1956, if it becomes law. According to Barletta’s statement, the act will reform and streamline transportation programs, cut red tape in the project approval process, increase states’ flexibility to fund critical needs and encourage private sector participation. HARRISBURG

County gets $15.5M in aid

Luzerne County residents have received more than $15.5 million in federal assistance related to tropical storms Irene and Lee, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. County residents received a total of $15,167,436 in housing and other needs assistance related to Lee, and $430,672 in housing and other needs assistance related to Irene, according to FEMA data released Tuesday. Statewide, FEMA has approved $138 million in individual assistance grants for temporary housing, home repairs, property losses, medical costs and other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance. Pennsylvania residents have also received more than $267.6 million in National Flood Insurance Program claims, $642,018 in Disaster Unemployment Assistance and more than $8.9 million in Public Assistance grants, FEMA announced, and The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $90,336,700 in low-interest disaster loans. DIMOCK TOWNSHIP

Cabot raps EPA decision

Natural gas driller Cabot Oil & Gas on Tuesday responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to test well water in Dimock for contamination from gas drilling. In its response, Cabot questions the EPA’s sampling methodology and alleges the agency disregarded more recent data that better demonstrates the current conditions of water wells in the area in favor of data from several years ago. The drilling company also suggested the EPA took some data points in the evaluation of previous water samples that led the agency to reinstate water deliveries to four Dimock residents, suggesting the EPA selectively chose data on substances it was concerned about in order to reach a result it had predetermined.

PAYROLL TAX CUT IN NEPA Data from U.S. Sen. Bob Casey show how much average workers in each county will save in the next 10 months if the payroll tax cut is extended through December. Additional take-home pay Median one dual County annual income income salary family family Carbon $28,101 $468 $937 Lackawanna $26,401 $440 $880 Luzerne $26,555 $443 $885 Monroe $28,367 $473 $946 Schuylkill $26,901 $448 $897 Sullivan $24,002 $400 $800 Wyoming $25,241 $421 $841 State $29,618 $494 $987 Mark Guydish/The Times Leader


Registered nurses back 3-year pacts with raises Contract affects 340 nurses who are SEIU members and work at Geisinger Wyoming Valley or South Wilkes-Barre. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER

Luzerne County Drug Task Force in the McDonald’s parking lot. Authorities allege they found 70 heroinpacketsinsideavehicleYardwasoperating, and $1,178 in his pocket. A passenger in the vehicle, Donald Davis Arnold, 21, of Carey Avenue, WilkesBarre, had $1,295, authorities allege. Arrest records indicate Yard had been under investigation by the task force and state police for several months on allegations he was peddling heroin in the area. Township police, Kingston police

Registered nurses at Geisinger Wyoming Valley and South Wilkes-Barre voted overwhelmingly Monday to ratify a three-year contract that gives them raises totaling 8 percent over the life of the agreement. The pact also provides them more input in staff/patient ratios, the union representing the nurses announced. The agreement was reached less than a month after negotiations began, drawing praise from hospital and union officials who commended each other for the willingness to compromise. “We had a good Raises will be 3 give and take dur- percent the first ing the negotia- year and 2.5 pertions. We had a cent each of the contract that was fair to both sides, following two and when that hap- years, said Frank pens, you come to Kratz, a regisan agreement,” tered nurse who said Dave Jolley, vice president of helped negotiate public relations for the pact. Also, the Geisinger. contract gives The contract, which impacts nurses more say about 340 nurses in determining who are members appropriate staff/ of the Service Empatient ratios. ployees International Union, provides for raises of 3 percent the first year and 2.5 percent each of the following two years, said Frank Kratz, a registered nurse who helped negotiate the contract. More important, Kratz said, the contract gives nurses more say in determining appropriate staff/patient ratios. It also, for the first time, includes language that defines the circumstances under which nurses can be mandated to work overtime. “A consensus was reached between management and nurses in deciding what is the best staffing ratio and to develop measures to make sure they are not exceeded,” Kratz said. “That was our biggest focus. … They were open to examining it.” Kratz said the hospital would not agree to a set number of staff/patient per unit, but did agree to set up a council consisting of five nurses and five management officials that will review staffing needs to determine appropriate levels. “The important thing is that surges that were so outrageous that nurses couldn’t keep up with patients’ safely

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Deborah Ankudovich and her grandson Gavin Lohnes, 3, participate in Tuesday’s candlelight vigil at the Luzerne County Courthouse for Patricia Moreton, who was murdered on Jan. 31, 2006. Ankudovich is a sister of Moreton’s.

Justice delayed

Patricia Moreton killed 6 years ago By MATT HUGHES

WILKES-BARRE – Relatives and friends of murder victim Patricia Moreton gathered Tuesday in solemn remembrance of the woman whose homicide, now 6 years old, remains unsolved. About 30 of them, clutching candles and photos of Moreton, prayed, reminisced and exchanged tearful hugs on the south lawn of the Luzerne County Cour-

thouse. “She was just a great person,” said Florence McDonald, Moreton’s lifelong friend. “…She didn’t deserve what she got. No way. She didn’t do nothing to deserve this.” Moreton, then 35, was found dead from a single gunshot wound inside her residence at 340 Hazle Ave. See MORETON, Page 4A


Catherine Spielmann participates in Tuesday’s candlelight vigil for her daughter Patricia Moreton.

Area street gang member hit with drug-selling charges Dexter Kenneth Yard, 23, is accused of selling heroin in apartment complex, restaurant. By EDWARD LEWIS

HANOVER TWP. – A member of the G-Stone Crip street gang was hit with more charges Tuesday on allegations hepeddledheroininanapartmentcomplex and a fast food restaurant. Dexter Kenneth Yard, 23, of Marion Terrace apartments, was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey on four

counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and two counts each of possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a comYard munication facility. The state police Vice and Narcotics Unit alleges that Yard, also known as Jersey and Junior, sold heroin near the Marion Terrace community room on Oct. 4 and at McDonald’s on the Sans Souci Parkway on Oct. 18. Yard was arrested Saturday by the



Paula Abdul makes exit from ‘X Factor’ She is the third celebrity to leave disappointing Simon Cowell show on Fox.

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LOS ANGELES — Paula Abdul joined the exodus from Fox’s disappointing “The X Factor,” attributing her departure to business trumping all else. Abdul said Tuesday she won’t return to “dear friend” Simon Cowell’s singing contest when it begins its second season later this year. Her announcement followed Monday’s exits of fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones. “I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations,” Abdul said in a measured statement. She and others involved with the show understand the situation, she said, adding, “Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured” working on “X Factor.” In a separate statement, Cowell didn’t address the reason for the changes but thanked the exiting trio “for everything they

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should be a thing of the past with this new contract,” Kratz said. “We applaud Geisinger for taking that bold measure.” Jolley said patient safety has always been the primary concern of the hospital. Officials are pleased they were able to resolve that and other issues with the union. “The medical center has always been very detailed in ensuring staffing is appropriate for the number of patients and level of care the patients need. We did

did last year.” Cowell and Antonio “L.A.” Reid remained on the judging panel. There was no immediate Abdul word from producers on who might fill the open seats. Cowell returned Abdul’s good wishes and said he expected he and his former “American Idol” teammate would work on another project in the near future. Despite respectable ratings, “X Factor” has failed to achieve popularity similar to Fox’s “American Idol,” which Cowell left to import “X Factor” from the U.K. to the U.S. He had predicted his new show would be a blockbuster. Money is an issue: Aside from its talent contracts, the show’s first season was expensively promoted and lavishly produced. Whether Cowell, others producers and the network will open sufficiently deep pockets when they go in search of stars to replace Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger is an open question. agree to a labor management council to discuss staffing patterns,” he said. Kratz said the union also made significant strides in getting the hospital to establish more specific guidelines regarding when management can mandate a nurse to work overtime. By law, a hospital can mandate overtime under certain circumstances, such as an unexpected emergency involving mass casualties. But there was a disagreement over the interpretation of the law in other, less serious circumstances, Kratz said. The new contract more clearly defines those situations and sets specific procedures management








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on January 31, 2006. The acting coroner ruled her death a homicide, but no suspects were immediately identified and no charges have been filed to date. “One of the things that really bothers me the most is that this person (More“Until we ton’s killer) walks the get some streets today,” said Cathy Steclosure, phens, one of we’re just Moreton’s four sisters. “It keeping doesn’t have to on.” be my sister; Eleanore Eddy my mother’s Longtime friend daughter. It of Moreton could be one of someone else’s family members next time. Six years is a long time.” Stephens added that she hopes the vigil will inspire someone with information about the case to tell the police. “Somebody out there knows something, so we’re hoping somebody says something,” she said. Eleanore Eddy, Cathy Stephens’ mother-in-law and a longtime friend of Moreton’s, said her friends and relatives plan to continue to hold an annual vigil until Moreton’s killer is brought

to justice. “Until we get some closure, we’re just keeping on,” she said. Tuesday’s vigil also provided a chance for friends and relatives to remember Moreton’s life and feel closer to her. “I think it’s a symbol, showing

that even though she’s gone, she’s still with us, no matter what,” said Moreton’s daughter, 18-year-old Brittany Evans. “It’s one of those gone-but-not-forgotten things, and there’s nothing that can describe the bond between a mother and a daughter.”

must follow. “You can’t mandate a nurse to stay longer on their shift because of improper planning or holes in the schedule,” he said. “Managers will have a set of tasks they

have to perform before they mandate a nurse.” Kratz did not have the exact vote, but said the contract was approved nearly unanimously. He credited the union’s chief ne-

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and the task force allege Yard sold 10 heroin packets outside his Marion Terrace apartment on Sept. 13 and in a pharmacy’s parking lot on Market Street, Kingston, on Oct.14, according to arrest records. Court records say Yard is facing drug delivery charges from when he allegedly sold heroin at building in the 332 Sherman Hills apartment complex on July 29, 2010, and near the Huber Street Playground, WilkesBarre, on Jan. 27, 2011. Yard allegedly continued to peddle heroin in Hanover Township and Kingston while he was free on bail on the drug delivery charges. Yard was sentenced by a Luzerne County judge on Oct. 25, 2010, to 24 months probation on a conspiracy charge to deliver marijuana on Buckingham Avenue, Luzerne, in March 2010, according to court records. After he was arraigned on the latest criminal complaint filed by state police, Yard waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the drug charges filed by Hanover Township police and the county drug task force. Yard was unable to post $80,000 bail and is being held in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing on the charges he sold heroin near a Kingston pharmacy is scheduled today before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston.


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Mark Berndt allegedly tied children up and fed them from a spoon that possibly contained his semen. By RICHARD WINTON Los Angeles Times


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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff attends a wreath laying ceremony Tuesday at the Jose Marti monument in Havana, Cuba. Rousseff is in Cuba for a visit emphasizing economic cooperation. In the background is an iron sculpture of Cuba’s revolutionary hero Ernesto ’Che’ Guevara.

LOS ANGELES — A Miramonte Elementary School teacher who taught for three decades in South Los Angeles told students they would be playing “a game” before tying them up and feeding them from a spoon that contained what might have been his semen, sources said. Mark Berndt, 61, who is charged with lewd acts on 23 children and was taken into custody Monday, told the children the spoon contained something sugary and sweet, but authorities said they believed the substance was his semen, said the sources, who declined to comment on the record because the investigation is ongoing.

Berndt was fired in March and was being held Tuesday on $2.3 million bail. A spoon recovered from a trash bin in Berndt’s classroom is a key piece of evidence, Berndt said Capt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “Early in the investigation, special victims bureau detectives recovered a blue plastic spoon and an empty container from the trash within the suspect’s classroom,” Parker said. “The recovered items tested positive for semen.” Through further investigation, the suspect’s DNA was obtained and tested, and officials said it matched that of the DNA found on the spoon and container. Berndt’s arrest capped a nearly yearlong investigation by the L.A. County sheriff’s special victims unit.

Students are escorted to a waiting bus as they leave Miramonte Elementary School after classes Tuesday in Los Angeles. Former teacher Mark Berndt, 61, was charged Monday with lewd conduct with 23 children and is jailed on $2.3 million bail.


The investigation began when a photo processor turned over to authorities pictures of some alleged acts of bondage and the spoon-feeding, officials said. The 23 alleged victims are both boys and girls and ranged in age from 7 to 10. The crimes occurred between 2008 and

2010, Parker said. Investigators recovered photos from the processor and Berndt’s home that allegedly showed the students bound and blindfolded and some with large Madagascar cockroaches crawling on them inside the school setting, Parker said.



U.S. strikes kill 4 militants

Sandusky to learn names of accusers


.S. airstrikes targeting leaders from Yemen’s active al-Qaida branch killed four suspected militants, including a man suspected of involvement in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, officials said Tuesday. Missiles struck a school and a car late Monday in the southern Abyan province, Yemeni security and military officials said. Large swaths of the province have fallen under the influence of al-Qaida as the militants exploit a security vacuum stemming from an uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh that began last year. Yemeni officials said one of the suspected militants killed was involved in the bombing of the USS Cole in October 2000, which killed 17 American sailors and injured 39 others. They identified him as Abdel-Monem alFathani. The attack on the U.S. destroyer was carried out while it was in the Yemeni port of Aden for refueling.

By late Friday, ex-PSU assistant coach’s lawyer will have list of 10 names, AG’s office says. By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press


Protesters must have notice

A federal judge said Tuesday that the U.S. government must notify one of the last major Occupy encampments if it intends to clear a downtown park of protesters. The decision from U.S. District Judge James Boasberg means the protesters will have an opportunity to challenge their eviction beforehand. Protesters remained Tuesday at McPherson Square, the city’s main Occupy site, a day after the National Park Service began enforcing a ban on camping on federal park grounds. TEHRAN, IRAN

Inspectors skip nuke sites

Visiting U.N. inspectors did not visit any of the country’s nuclear sites, Iran’s official news agency reported Tuesday, concentrating instead on talks with officials. IRNA quoted an unnamed Iranian official as saying the team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency conducted negotiations with Iranians and did not visit the sites where uranium is being enriched. He said the talks were held in a “positive and constructive atmosphere.” Tension has been building over Iran’s nuclear program. The U.S. and its allies charge that Iran is using its uranium enrichment facilities to produce material for nuclear weapons. Iran has declined to abandon its enrichment labs, saying it seeks to operate the reactors only for energy and medical purposes, not for making weapons. NEW YORK

Komen cuts off organization

The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its financial partnerships with numerous Planned Parenthood affiliates. The result is a bitter rift, linked to the national abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women. Planned Parenthood says the cutoff, affecting grants for breast exams, results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion groups. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion activists. The Komen grants, which totaled about $680,000 last year and $580,000 in 2010, went to at least 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates for breast-cancer screening and related services.



eople pass snow-covered palm trees Tuesday at lake Lungolago in Lugano, Switzerland. After a period of relatively mild weather, a cold spell that has reached central and eastern Europe has left at least 36 people dead, cut off power to towns and snarled traffic.

Rebels near Damascus crushed

U.N. talks about demanding Syrian president to cede control, but Russia signals it will veto any resolution.

Rebels take their position behind a wall as they fire their guns during a battle with the Syrian government forces, at Rastan area in Homs province on Tuesday. Syrian troops pushed back rebels Tuesday on the outskirts of Damascus.

By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press

BEIRUT — Syrian troops crushed pockets of rebel soldiers Tuesday to take back control of the eastern suburbs of Damascus as Western diplomats took up a U.N. draft resolution demanding President Bashar Assad halt the violence and yield power. The U.N. Security Council met Tuesday to discuss the draft, backed by Western and Arab diplomats. But Russia, one of Assad’s strongest backers, has signaled it would veto action against Damascus. “The Western draft Security Council resolution on Syria does not lead to a search for compromise,” Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov wrote Tuesday on Twitter. “Pushing this resolution is a path to civil war.” Russia has stood by Assad as he tries to crush an uprising that began nearly 11


months ago. In October, Moscow vetoed the first Security Council attempt to condemn Syria’s crackdown and has shown little sign of budging in its opposition. Moscow’s stance is motivated in part by its strategic and defense ties, including weapons sales, with Syria. Russia also rejects what it sees as a world order dominated by the U.S. The fallout from the conflict in Libya is a factor, as well. Russia fears the new mea-

sure could open the door to eventual military intervention, the way an Arabbacked U.N. resolution led to NATO airstrikes in Libya. The fact that rebels made it to the doorstep of Damascus, the seat of Assad’s power, was a dangerous development for the regime. The military launched a swift offensive Monday and on Tuesday crushed the remaining resistance in Zamalka and Arbeen.

Park ranger uses stun gun on man walking dogs Man was allegedly walking cused of walking his two small dogs without a leash in violaanimals without a leash, tion of park rules. which is against park rules. The National Park Service The Associated Press

MONTARA, Calif. — At least one witness is shaking her head in disbelief at a federal park ranger’s use of a stun gun over the weekend on a Northern California man ac-

said the ranger hit Gary Hesterberg with the stun gun on Sunday at Rancho Corral de Tierra in San Mateo County after Hesterberg gave her a false name and then tried to walk away. But Michelle Babcock told the San Francisco Chronicle

the ranger never gave Hesterberg an explanation as to why he was being detained and then hit him with the stun gun in the back. “He just tried to walk away,” Babcock said. “She never gave him a reason. ... It didn’t make any sense.” Hesterberg was arrested on evidence of failing to obey a lawful order, having dogs offleash and knowingly providing

false information, according to Howard Levitt, a spokesman for the park service. Levitt said the ranger, who has not been identified, asked Hesterberg to remain at the scene, and he repeatedly tried to leave. She was able to stop him after deploying the stun gun, Levitt said. The ranger was trying to educate residents about the leash requirement, he said.

HARRISBURG — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will learn by the end of the week the names of the 10 young men he is charged with having sexually abused, according to a court document filed late Monday by state prosecutors. The attorney general’s office said that the alleged victims’ names will be delivered to Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amendola by the close of business Friday, a process that would apparently avoid disclosure through public court records. Sandusky, 68, is awaiting Attorney trial on charg- Slade es he committed a range of McLaughlin, abuse against who repre10 boys over a sents “Victim 15-year period, 1,” said Amenincluding alleged sexual dola told him assaults on Tuesday he Penn State needs the property. He has denied the names to prepare Sandallegations. The names usky’s legal of the 10 defense and young men were not dis- does not inclosed in the tend to publigrand jury re- cize them. ports, which listed them as victims Nos. 1 through 10. “The only statement I have is, he knows who they are,” said Jeffrey Fritz, a lawyer for the young man called Victim 4 in the first grand jury report. “But putting that aside, my understanding of criminal procedure is, he’s entitled to that.” Attorney Slade McLaughlin, who represents “Victim 1,” said Amendola told him Tuesday that he needs the names to prepare Sandusky’s legal defense and does not intend to publicize them. “I would think that most media personnel would keep the information private even if it were made public by Amendola, but there are always a few bad eggs in every barrel, so who knows,” McLaughlin said.

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Appeal extension sought By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER

Citing their responsibilities within the Luzerne County Public Defender’s Office, attorneys for former Judge Mark Ciavarella are seeking an additional 45 days to file a legal brief detailing the issues they wish to raise in Ciavarella’s appeal of his conviction on corruption charges. Al Flora Jr., chief public defender, and William Ruzzo, a part-time assistant public defender, say they need the additional time to ensure they can fulfill their commitments within the Public Defender’s Office as well as their duty to effectively represent Ciavarella. The motion, filed by Ruzzo, notes that Ruzzo is involved in several homicide cases, while Flora,asheadoftheoffice,isinvolved in “unusually time consuming administrative budget and case management matters.” Flora, who is part-time, is among numerous department heads in the county who are trying to adjust staffing and spend-

ing in their departments based on significant reductions in their budgets Flora and Ruzzohavesaid Ciavarella they are working on Ciavarella’s appeal in the evenings and on weekends. Contacted Tuesday, Flora said his work with the Public Defender’s Office is also stretching into the evening hours as he attempts to deal with the budget challenges. “I have a bunch of stuff here tonight I have to go over. This past weekend,allIdidfortwodayswas work on the budget,” Flora said. Flora has been court-appointed to represent Ciavarella at a rate of $125perhour,whichispaidbythe federal government. Ciavarella’s appeal is pending before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which directed the defense to file its brief by Feb. 8. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has concurred with Flora and Ruzzo’s request for the 45-day extension.






County wants juvie lawsuit motion tossed

Lawyer for juveniles wants ex-commissioner Skrepenak, county put back into juvie suit. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER

SCRANTON – An attorney representing Luzerne County in the “kids for cash” lawsuits has asked a federal judge to deny a motion that seeks permission to appeal the dismissal of the county and former commissioner Greg Skrepenak from one of the suits. Attorney Timothy Myers of Blue Bell said an appeal on behalf of four plaintiffs represented by attorney Robert Keach will do nothing to advance the case and could impede resolution of a $17.75 million settlement reached with real estate developer Robert Mericle, one of the defendants in the suits. Keach, of Amsterdam, N.Y., adamantly defended his actions,

saying he believes he has a strong factual basis to support his claims against the county and Skrepenak. The dispute centers on U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo’s ruling in November that dismissed the county and Skrepenak from the lawsuit Keach filed on behalf of Angela Rimmer Belanger, Kelly Farmer and their sons. The judge had previously dismissed the county as a defendant in seven other lawsuits related to the juvenile justice scandal. Keach is seeking to appeal the decision in his case to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He must obtain Caputo’s approval first, however, because the case is pending. Appeals normally can only be filed once a case is resolved entirely. In court papers filed Monday, Myers argues Keach’s motion is meritless. He noted Keach filed

the Rimmer Belanger and Famer suit in July 2010, after Caputo had already dismissed the county from other similar suits. “They came to this fight a year and a half late … with a claim that had already been dismissed by the court,” Myers said. “The court keeps telling them over and over again you can’t bring this claim. But they keep bringing this claim.” Keach said his lawsuit is different from the others, which named the county as a defendant, but not Skrepenak. Keach said his lawsuit also makes specific allegations that Skrepenak and other county officials were directly involved in the scheme that included kickbacks to two county judges, whereas the other suits sought to hold the county liable for failing to properly oversee em-

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weekend, Connie’s focus always remained on her students and making their lives intellectually and emotionally richer. The role simply could not define her; she defined the role, instilling her magic and joie de vive whether presenting at a board meeting, dining with a prospective donor, or dancing in the hallways with her girls. Connie generously devoted her time and considerable energies as a board member of several schools: Cristo Rey New York High School; Old Westbury School of the Holy Child; School of the Holy Child, Rye, New York and the NativityMiguel Network of Schools. Connie’s role as an educator was broad-reaching, and her expertise and wisdom were frequently sought by colleagues. When Connie received word her breast cancer had metastasized she took a breath, said, “All right, what’s the plan?” and pushed on. Never one to feel sorry for herself, she personified grace, exhibiting strength and courage, and ultimately teaching all those who surrounded her how to combat this horrid disease and act on one’s faith. She openly talked about dying, wishing she could live longer simply because there was so much more she wanted to do, yet accepting God’s plan and embracing her spiritual journey. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, the late Elizabeth O’Malia Bush and John Charles Bush of Wilkes-Barre. She is survived by her sisters, Betsy Atkins and her husband, Ken, of Larksville; Molly Carey and her husband, Jack, of Wilkes-Barre; Joan Bush and her partner, Karen Mason, of Philadelphia, and Ellen Quinlan Bush of Moosic; niece, Jennifer James, and her husband, Michael, and their daughter, Connie’s great niece and precious joy, Olivia Mary, of Camp Hill; and nephew, JT Carey IV, and his wife, Jamie, of Philadelphia. Celebration of Connie’s Life will be held Friday beginning at 9 a.m. in McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Family and friends are invited to join in visitation at McLaughlin’s on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Cornelia Connelly Center, 220 E. Fourth St., New York, NY 10009, which stands as the most tangible example of how Connie paid it forward. Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Connie’s family at

Carl Rifenbery January 30, 2012 January 30, 2012, Mr. O nCarlMonday, Rifenbery passed away in

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, with his children each holding one of his strong hands. He was born to William and Stella Mowery Rifenbery on May 16, 1922, in Luzerne, and lived his entire life in that town. Carl graduated from Luzerne High School, where he played trumpet in the band. By the time he was a senior, he had mastered “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White.” He graduated from Wyoming Seminary Dean School of Business, knowing full well that he would never work in an office. He was a foreman in a defense plant in New Jersey and declined a deferment from military service when it was offered him. When his friends joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, Carl joined the U.S. Army, being most reluctant to be near water. The U.S. Army made a medical Corpsman of him, and assigned him to various troop ships transporting the wounded from the European and Pacific theaters. This “landlubber” made several Trans-Atlantic crossings on the Queen Mary and the USS Dogwood. After three years on the water, Carl left the Army and apprenticed as a carpenter with Pethick Construction Co. and later became a foreman with Rex Craft Interiors. After retirement, he continued to work as the crossing guard at the only traffic light in Luzerne. Carl was a member of the Carpenters Union, Local 645, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Luzerne Volunteer Fire Company. He coached the A’s baseball team of the L.C.P. Little League, and made sure that every kid got a chance to play. On June 15, 1946, Carl married Carrie Eicke and thus began a most

rs. Mary M. Baginski, of Plains Township, passed away Monday, January 30, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born August 15, 1921, in WilkesBarre, she was a daughter of the late John and Agatha Doktor Zaklukiewicz. Mary attended Wilkes-Barre area schools and was employed in the area garment industry. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township, and its Altar and Rosary Society. She also belonged to the Mother’s Guild at Ss. Peter and Paul School, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and the Polish National Alliance. Mary enjoyed watching the Pennsylvania Polka, New York Yankee baseball, Penn State football and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester, on September 8, 2008; grandson Michael Baginski; brothers, Stanley, Andrew, John, Eugene, George, and Frank Zaklukiewicz; and sister Victoria Dobash. Surviving her are son, John, and his wife, Eileen, Flushing, N.Y.; daughters, Barbara Brennan, Middletown, Pa.; her caregiver, Lorraine Baginski, at home, and her fiancé, Charles Popovich; Mary Ann Aufiero, Ashley, and her fiancé, Joseph Garvey; grandchildren, Matthew Aufiero and his wife, Kristin; George Aufiero and his wife, Mi-

Christopher Moore, 21, M ichael passed away Friday, January 27,

chell; John Chester, Christopher and Maura Baginski; Rhett Brennan; great-grandchildren, Kayla Aufiero, Claire Aufiero, Jennifer Aufiero, and George Adam Aufiero; and sister Christine Zingaretti, Philadelphia. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, Plains Township. The Rev. Joseph Gryskewicz, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Family and friends may call today at the Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township, PA 18705.

Diane Pascucci January 28, 2012 iane Pascucci, 66, of Binghamton, passed away Saturday D morning, January 28, 2012, in Our

Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She was a member of Sts. John and Andrew Church, Binghamton. Diane was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Wilkes-Barre, class of 1962. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Pascucci, and her parents, Stephen and Nancy Leo. She is survived by two sons, Bob and Vincent Pascucci, Binghamton; her daughter, Cara Pascucci, Syracuse; two granddaughters, Nina and Gianna; her sister and brother-inlaw, Addie and Tom Walsh, Shavertown; her nephews Thomas and Debbie Walsh, Daniel Walsh, Scott and Jodie Walsh; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:15 a.m. from The Leon Pucedo Funeral Home Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott, and at 11

January 30, 2012 a.m. at Sts. John and Andrew Church, where a funeral Mass will be held. Entombment will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. The family will receive friends at the Pucedo Funeral Home today from 4 to 7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Pascucci may be made to a charity of one’s own choice.

January 31, 2012

Wyoming Valley Hospital, Plains Township. She was born in Old Forge, June 8, 1924, and was a daughter of the late Americo (Max) and Evelyn (Astolfi) Matterazzi. Gloria was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. She attended Old Forge schools. Gloria had a very strong work ethic, and throughout her life she worked for Hitchners Biscuit Company, Sally Blouse Factory, and for the family business, Max Café, Old Forge. Gloria’s life was her family and friends by whom she will be sadly missed. In addition to her parents, and her husband of over 50 years, Edward Resavy, who passed away in October of 1996, her brother Elmo

Matterazzi precedes her in death. Surviving her are son, Edward, and his wife, Alice Resavy, of Duryea; sister, Ann Shamanski, of Illinois; nieces, Jackie Hatala, Donna Sullivan and Deborah Davis; several nieces and nephews. Her loyal friend, her dog, Buddy, also survives Gloria. A blessing service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Fr. Andrew Sinnott, of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, 524 E. Main St., WilkesBarre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be made to

FUNERALS beautiful love story. They raised two children in a house Carl remodeled from top to bottom. Their fondest hope was to live together in that Charles Street home forever. In addition to Carrie, Carl is survived by his daughter, Jane, and her husband, David Phillips, and by his son, Jeff, and his wife, Angie, all of Luzerne. He was so proud of his grandchildren, Major Stephen Carl Phillips, U.S. Army; Heather Rifenbery, Luzerne; Tiffany Rifenbery, Courtdale, and Megan Phillips Richards, Canterbury, Conn. Carl was a larger-than-life man in so many ways. He will be missed. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Luzerne Methodist Church, Bennett St., Luzerne, and to share memories with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Wyoming Valley Children’s Association was important to Carl, so his family asks that any donations be made to that agency. Funeral arrangements are by the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel, Plymouth.

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BULLARO – John F. Sr., Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. today in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. Military honors will follow the Mass. Rosary recited at the church a half hour before Mass. LOGAN – Helen, celebration of life 9 a.m. today in McLaughlin’s - The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Ignatius, Kingston. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. MANGINO – Eleanor, Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Thursday in the Church of St. Nicholas. Family service at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in McLaughlin’s - The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., WilkesBarre. MAZZARELLA – Nora, Memorial Mass 9:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. RACE – Joan, celebration of life 1 p.m. today in the Centermoreland United Methodist Church. Friends may call noon until the time of service. ROGO – Jennie, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. today in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. Relatives and friends may call 9:30 a.m.

2012 in his home in Charlotte, N.C. Born November 26, 1990, in Kingston, Mike was a son of Martin E. Moore Jr., Shavertown, and Cathy Turner Wright, Nanticoke. He was a graduate of Dallas High School, class of 2009. Mike loved nature and was currently in his junior year studying Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina Charlotte Campus. Mike was kind, generous and had a big heart. He loved spending time with his family and friends, being out in nature, collecting comics, reading books, listening to music, watching movies, writing poetry, and putting a smile on everyone’s face. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Martin E. Moore. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brother, Martin E. Moore III, Shavertown; sister, Michelle Moore, and her fiancé, Dave Tuite, Pittsburgh; grandparents, Len and Nancy Stone, Hunlock Creek; Shirley and Harry Brown, Charlotte, N.C.; uncles, Brian Moore, Mooresville, N.C.; Eric Moore and wife Michelle, Cornelius, N.C.; Ronald and Bonnie Turner, Bloomingdale; Leonard Stone, Nanticoke; Timothy Stone, Hunlock Creek; stepfather, Ted Wright, Nanticoke, several loving cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown, PA 18708. The Rev. Daniel C. Gunn, pastor of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, WilkesBarre, will officiate. Friends may call Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Main St., 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

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ate morning on Monday, January 30, 2012, Constance Marie Bush, best known as Connie, journeyed to her spiritual home as her family and dear friends exalted in her grace and love one last time at the home of her sister and brotherin-law, Betsy and Ken Atkins of Larksville. A teacher in spirit, action and deed her entire life, Connie injected verve and vigor into everyday life, transforming the mundane into cherished occasions filled with laughter and joy. She was our gift for 57 years. Connie approached life with gusto from the time she raised herself upright for the first time and ran, not walked, into toddlerhood. The sprint encompassed attending St. Ann’s Academy, where she developed her life-long passion for the violin at the age of 7, as a member of the orchestra before graduating from Bishop Hoban High School, and then matriculating to College Misericordia, where she earned summa cum laude honors in 1976 with a bachelor degree in music. After a short stint on Wall Street with Kidder Peabody, Connie followed her heart and entered the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, where she taught at Rosemont School of the Holy Child in Rosemont, Pa., and Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, N.J., before moving to New York City to teach at the Nativity Mission Center on the Lower East Side. In 1993, Connie co-founded the Cornelia Connelly Center, an allgirls middle school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Connie played with the Bronx Symphony Orchestra and traveled to Europe each winter to play violin with the Manhattan String Quartet. She spent weeks each summer cooking meals for 82 girls and counselors at the Camp Holy Child in Lake Placid, N.Y.; and frequently sped back to Northeast Pennsylvania after working a 70-hour week to prepare a gourmet dinner complete with Martha Stewart accompaniments for her family. Unlimited exuberance emanated from Connie, and all who surrounded her felt the largeness of her spirit. Nearly 20 years ago, Mary Claire Ryan and Connie founded the Connelly Center and created an extraordinary partnership. Connie taught while Mary Claire directed and fund raised. Connie delighted in the middle school girls who populated her classrooms and relished mentoring the young teachers who sought her counsel. Connie met emotional meltdowns of students and teachers alike with arms extended, a comforting hug, and a reassuring voice. She was the master at defusing tense situations with love, respect, and genuine kindness. In 2005, when Mary Claire gave up her post as director, Connie assumed the role with much trepidation. Teacher defined her self-image, not administrator. Like most challenges in life, Connie forged ahead, created her punch list, and vigorously propelled the school into its second decade. Whether striving to place graduates in appropriate high schools or chauffeuring soon-to-be high school graduates to college visits on a

until Mass today. ROMALDINI – Barbara, funeral 9 a.m. Thursday in the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Rocco’s Church St. Joseph Marello Parish), Pittston. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. WATKINS – Elizabeth, funeral 10 a.m. Thursday in the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Calling hours 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday. WEYHENMEYER – Sandi, memorial service 11 a.m. today in St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, Mountain Top. WILLIAMS – Richard, funeral 10 a.m. today in Maple Hill Cemetery Chapel, St Mary’s Road, Hanover Township. YEAGER – Edith, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Relatives and friends may call 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service today.

ichard J. Borofski II, 63, of Drums, passed away Monday R evening, January 30, 2012, in his resi-

dence following a lengthy illness. Born in Nanticoke on March 10, 1948, he was a son of Eleanore (Maguda) Borofski, Nanticoke, and the late Richard J. Borofski. He spent the past 10 years in Drums after moving from Mountain Top. Richard was a 1970 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and went on to obtain a master’s degree and ABD from Boston College. He worked as an administrator for the Internal Revenue Service. Richard was a member of Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Drums. While in Mountain Top he served on the finance committee of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church. He was an avid University of Pittsburgh football fan and also a baseball fan of the Boston Red Sox. He was active with the Mountain Top Little League when his children were younger. Richard was preceded in death, in addition to his father, by an uncle, Norman J. Borofski. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, to whom he would have been married 40 years on August 12, 2012, the former Sylvia Rizzo; daughter, Megan Greenawalt, and her husband, Adam, Pittsburgh; son, Richard J. III, Wilkes-Barre; two grandchildren, Adele and Nora Greenawalt; brother, David, and his wife, Paula, Nanticoke; sister, Cheryl Moss, Nanticoke; two nephews, David Borofski and Robert Moss; and niece, Breanne Moss. His funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Drums. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday morning from 10 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Mail gift to: Office of Institutional Advancement, 128 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15260, and please note Richard’s name on the memo line of donation check, or visit Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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Man arraigned in Ashley slashing Maurice Anthony Porter, 25, surrendered Tuesday at a district judge’s office.

WILKES-BARRE – A city woman who police say placed her two young children in a taxi to be taken to another residence was sentenced Tuesday to two years in the county’s Intermediate Punishment Program. Holly Karpien, 38, of North Washington Street, was sentenced by Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley on two counts of endangering the welfare of children. Karpien must serve the first six months of her sentence under house arrest with an electronic monitor and must complete 30 hours of community service. Karpien pleaded no contest to the charges in November.


Maurice Porter, left, leaves district court in Hanover Township after he was arraigned on aggravated assault charges on Tuesday.

other woman in the house did not want Bree to go by herself, and Taylor got on the phone with Porter. Taylor claimed Porter told him “he has guns” and threatened to kill him. Porter arrived at the apartment building after the phone call. Taylor told police he went outside and Porter got out of a vehicle and lunged at him, slashing

his face with a box cutter. Police said there was blood spatter outside the apartment and down Conyngham Street where Taylor chased after Porter’s vehicle. Taylor suffered a large laceration from his forehead to his chin that required numerous stitches, the complaint says. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feb. 7 before Halesey.

According to court papers, on March 30 a Burgit taxi driver told police that a young girl and infant child were transported to a relative’s home in South WilkesBarre. After an investigation, police said they learned a 10-year-old girl and 8-month-old infant were driven to a Jones Street home without adult supervision. When a relative at that home did not answer the door, the cab driver returned to Karpien’s residence. Police said a second taxi was called, and that’s when police were notified. Police said the temperature was about 20 degrees that night, and the 10-year-old was dressed in pajamas, slippers and a jacket while the 8-month-old was wear-

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WILKES-BARRE – A lawsuit filed in December against the Glen Summit Company, several of its officers and Luzerne County was dropped without explanation Monday by the attorney who filed it in Luzerne County Court. Jack Dean, an attorney for several of the defendants named in the suit, said Tuesday the discontinuance likely came after objections to the lawsuit were filed last week. Those objections included that Richard Manning’s filing was an “unintelligible complaint” and a “misguided, juvenile, unsuccessful attempt at a derivative action.” The discontinuance of the case came at the request of Manning, a resident of the Glen Summit community. . Manning filed the lawsuit against residents and former board directors Catherine Hourigan, David Hourigan, Ruth Hughes and her husband, Luzerne County Judge Richard Hughes, as well as Luzerne County Director of Assess-

ments Anthony Objections included land, was filed about 18 years after the sale Alu and Luzerne that Richard Manand is outside the County, Fairview statute of limitaTownship and ning’s filing was an the Crestwood “unintelligible com- tions. Mark Bufalino, School District. plaint” and a “miswho is the lead attorThe suit also guided, juvenile, ney for the defendnames any preants, was traveling sent, past and fu- unsuccessful atTuesday and could ture board direc- tempt at a derivnot be reached for tors that Man- ative action.” comment. ning said would Manning alleged in have been named the suit that beginning 25 as the suit progressed. A call to Manning’s resi- years ago, a specific “group” dence Tuesday was answered began to form and control the by a woman who identified company, selecting people to herself as Manning’s wife, and serve on the board of directors said the matter had been dis- at their discretion. Manning alleged that apcontinued and gave no explapeals made to the county’s tax nation before hanging up. The law firm of Elliott assessment office by Glen Greenleaf & Dean asked a Summit land owners were judge to dismiss the lawsuit in “corporate chicanery” and that its objections filed last week, “negotiations” with the assessciting a number of problems ment office and Alu resulted in “unrealistically low values bewith the original filing. Those problems, the attor- ing assessed on (Glen Summit neys wrote, include “vague … Company’s) real property allegations of” wrongful ac- holdings -- thus resulting in tions, a “lack of capacity to grossly undervalued assesssue,” that the filing didn’t con- ments.” Manning alleged that four form with law or rules of the court, that there was “insuffi- parcels the corporation owned cient specificity” in the filing were not assessed high and that the lawsuit wasn’t enough. Manning said he brought his properly served on some parconcerns about the values to ties. The objections also include the school district, and that that a certain area of the law- “nothing was ever done about suit, in regards to the sale of the revised assessed values.”

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Trust will allow drilling Conservation group changes subsurface extraction policy to protect its property.

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press

LAPORTE — When federal regulators approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Pennsylvania’s pristine Endless Mountains, they cited the operator’s assurances that it would make sparing use of eminent domain as it negotiated with more than 150 property owners along the pipeline’s route. Yet a few days after winning approval for its $250 million MARC 1 pipeline in the heart of the giant Marcellus Shale gas field, the company began condemnation proceedings against nearly half of the landowners — undercutting part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval rationale and angering landowners. Some of the landowners are now fighting the company in court, complaining that Central New York Oil and Gas Company LLC steamrolled them by refusing to negotiate in good faith on monetary compensation and the pipeline’s location. Their attorneys say CNYOG has skirted Pennsylvania’s eminent domain rules. The company, a subsidiary of Inergy LP of Kansas City, Mo., insists it’s trying to reach a “fair settlement” with all property owners and wants to be a good neighbor. The dispute could foreshadow eminent domain battles to come as more pipelines are approved and built to carry shale gas to market. The company promotes the MARC 1 pipeline as key infrastructure in developing the Marcellus Shale. The MARC1, a highpressure steel pipeline 30 inches in diameter, will connect to major interstate pipelines and the company’s own natural gas storage facility in southern New York state. CNYOG hopes to start construction soon and finish by July, but it awaits permits from Pennsylvania environmental regulators and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It also needs to answer the legal challenge from residents. Many of the complaining landowners say they favor natural gas drilling and some have leased land to gas drillers. What rankles them is that FERC has invested CNYOG with the power of eminent domain, taking away their bargaining power. “Once the government becomes involved, this is what happens. Because you lose that leverage,” said Amy Gardner, who, with her husband, faces condemnation of part of their 175-acre parcel in Sullivan County. The Gardners say CNYOG offered less than a third of the amount that another pipeline company had previously paid them to install a gathering line on their land. The difference? Gathering lines — smaller pipelines that take gas from the wellhead to



Lisa Richlin of LaPorte is in court trying to get a gas company to move a proposed entrance road for a pipeline away from her home.

a transmission line or processing facility — are not regulated by the federal government and companies that operate them don’t have condemnation power. Amy Gardner said a company representative who made them the lowball offer told them to “take it or leave it.” Amounts offered by CNYOG range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the amount of property taken. Court papers filed by CNYOG in late December say it valued damages at 37 con-

The North Branch Land Trust may allow natural gas to be extracted from beneath one of its properties in Wyoming County. The conservation nonprofit has updated its subsurface fossil fuels and minerals extraction policy to allow subsurface gas drilling on land trust properties on a case-by-case basis. Executive Director Paul Lumia said Tuesday the change in policy is actually an effort to protect its property from the industrial activities associated with surface drilling activities. The land trust owns 667 acres of land on the Vosberg Neck, an oxbow bend in the Susquehanna River surrounded by pristine wilderness located in Washington Township, Wyoming County. The property, bequeathed to the land trust in 2006 by Ernest E. Howland, is the largest owned by the organization and stretches nearly two miles along the riv-

er. Drilling has been active in the surrounding region, and several adjacent landowners have signed leases with gas companies. According to Lumia, the land trust hopes that if it allows subsurface drilling under the property, it will be able to negotiate with drilling companies to keep surface drilling, and the associated roads, trucks and pipelines away from the Vosberg Neck. “We’ll discuss with any gas company who’s doing the drilling up there the possibility of doing non-surface leasing if we can effect change to keep surface drilling off of it,” Lumia said. “It may never happen; we may not do it ... (but) as the gas companies ratchet up their operations and make the decision to drill in and around that land, we want to be at the table and we want to affect the outcome.” The change deletes a clause in the land trust’s subsurface extraction policy added two years ago, which stated the trust would not engage in subsurface leasing. “Our policy always allowed us

to look at a subsurface leasing agreement if the time was right,” Lumia said, adding the trust’s board did not feel the time was right in 2010 because drilling was not occurring as close to its land then as it is today. Those who have placed properties into conservation easement through North Branch Land Trust have always had the option of allowing subsurface extraction, and Lumia said 80 percent to 90 percent of easement holders in drilling regions have signed subsurface lease agreements. Surface drilling, like all surface industrial and commercial development, is forbidden on eased properties. Lumia said the land trust stands to profit if a gas company exercises a lease on one of its properties. While that would benefit the trust and allow it to purchase more property for conservation, Lumia said potential financial gain is not the main reason for the change in policy. “If we don’t come to the table, we may see truck traffic coming through our property, drilling rigs coming through to our property, and we don’t want to see that,” he said.


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Place pressure on pay-to-play


ID DOZENS OF cor- punishing elected officials – rupt public officials the ones who wield the power, from Northeastern abuse the public trust and ultiPennsylvania accom- mately cheat the taxpayers. To plish their dirty deals with hook these “big fish,” prosecushakedowns or with handshak- tors sometimes allow the small fry to get immunity for their es? Did they prey on unwitting cooperation, to plea to lesser business owners? Or did they crimes or to slip away. Maybe the law needs to be discover, once in office, plenty of unethical sorts lining up and changed. Perhaps penalties could be inoffering cash for creased for busigovernment con- Are the region’s nessmen and tracts and other fa- political bosses that businesswomen vors? daunting and strong? who shirk their Are the region’s legal obligation political bosses Or are too many of to report public that daunting and our business owners officials who strong? that weak? lean on them for Or are too many kickbacks. of our business More immediately, however, owners that weak? That desresidents of Luzerne County perate for work? need to pressure their chamber That dishonest? Those questions have cross- of commerce chiefs, top busied many people’s minds, and ness leaders and other influenlips, as they watched a stream tial community members to of former public servants – in- address what appears to be a cluding ex-commissioners largely unchecked, pay-to-play from Lackawanna and Luzerne atmosphere. Ask what they have done to counties, disgraced Luzerne County judges and other big- kick corruption from within wigs – sent to prison for illegal their ranks. Demand that greaactions. Few of their partners ter emphasis be placed on rein crime – or, should we say, porting procedures and selfvictims – have been similarly policing efforts pertaining to punished or, in some cases, suspected corruption. Urge discussions on ethics and faireven identified. That’s, in part, due to the ness. Force a change in the culture federal legal system. Prosecutors trying to root out corrup- now. Or, later, you can forget tion understandably give high- about things operating any beter priority to pursuing and ter.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We accused each other of betrayal and thievery and lies and treachery. And it was all true.” David Lee Roth The on-again, off-again lead singer of the volatile rock group Van Halen discussed his bandmates’ relationships during an interview prior to next week’s release of “A Different Kind of Truth.” The reconstituted band is set to start an arena tour on Feb. 18.


Whew! Heat is on for Pa. gardeners

MARY, MARY, QUITE contrary,” asks a children’s rhyme, “how does your garden grow?” When contrary Mary grows up and becomes a real gardening enthusiast, she will find that it takes more than silver bells and cockle shells. It takes the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. That is the map that guides gardeners in the United States – an estimated 80 million of them – and farmers on what they can safely plant where they live. The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week updated the map for the first since 1990, and it might be that climate is the contrary one. The new map is generally 5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer throughout much of the country. It includes 13 zones, with the addition of zones 12 and 13. The plant hardiness zones represent the average annual extreme minimum temperatures, which best indicate EDITORIAL BOARD

whether certain plants are a good bet to survive winter in specific locations. Being an average, they don’t record the lowest temperature for a location. Pittsburgh, which was in Zone 5 (minus-20 to minus-10) is now in Zone 6B (minus-5 to 0 degrees). The new map does raise the question of whether climate change might be involved. That conclusion might be too much of a leap. The USDA points out that some of the zone changes are the result of more sophisticated methods for mapping, including algorithms that for the first time factor in changes in elevation and closeness to large bodies of water. Still, world temperatures have been rising. In the midst of a mild winter, what’s happening is something for gardeners to debate as they wait for spring. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Prothonotary calls budget bogus, harmful to county


ords cannot express how disappointed I am that the Luzerne County Council apparently is about to make an uneducated decision that will compromise the county’s judicial system and other services. It is unfortunate that the council, in my opinion, inherited the past administrators’ many years of blatant mishandling of funds. Former commissioner and current council member Stephen A. Urban suggests that the commissioners’ budget is realistic. If that is true, then it would confirm that the former administration failed the taxpayers miserably by not implementing their bogus budget years ago instead of digging the financial hole deeper and deeper with irresponsible spending. During my past and present terms, I repeatedly have demonstrated my concern about wasteful spending. Starting with my 1998 term, one of my many outspoken challenges was the county policy of having a photographer on the payroll. The Times Leader supported my concern and implemented a policy that it would not publish a photo submitted by the county-paid photographer, but instead offered to send its own as needed. It was then that the county photographer became history. Immediately upon taking office in January 2010, I challenged and stopped the misspending of approximately $900,000 from the records retention fund. I reported my findings to the Secret Service. I challenged part-time employees (mostly solicitors) receiving full-time benefits, and over the years this concern received some consideration. I challenged overpaying for supplies, repairs, etc., and reduced our costs these past two years by about $170,000; meanwhile, we have increased our revenue by more than $500,000. I have made e-filing available with the goal to becoming productive in a costefficient manner. Without the proper staff to train and support the system, the success of e-filing will be doomed. In the foreseeable future, when e-filing is running full force with the proper staffing, the county should be able to drastically increase revenue while cutting costs. If our staff is reduced, we would have to eliminate the passport department that generates approximately $65,000 of revenue. Those passport employees would be needed for processing time-sensitive legal documents. Maintaining organization for our warehoused documents would be a service we could no longer provide. These are only a few of my concerns about our ability to give excellent service.

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The bogus budget that was passed by the former administration is doomed for failure. Shame on the commissioners’ administration. Carolee Medico Olenginski Luzerne County prothonotary

Rotating pool of lawyers could ease court burden


e have been watching with interest The Times Leader’s series of articles about the Luzerne County Public Defender’s Office. It appears that the attorneys in the office have heavy caseloads and, as a result, their clients might or might not be getting the best legal representation. We think that a simple solution can be found in the system that we physicians use at our hospitals. When a patient arrives at the hospital without a physician, he or she is assigned to a primary doctor, on a rotating basis, who is responsible for the patient’s medical care while hospitalized. We refer to this as a “service call,” as the majority of time neither the hospital nor the doctor is compensated for the patient’s care. We feel that is our duty, and part of our Hippocratic Oath, to care for those folks who are in need of care but unable to afford it. Every doctor on staff participates as part of his or her agreement of being granted privileges to practice medicine. In the same way, we feel that the less fortunate who need legal help should be assigned an attorney who has been admitted to the bar in Luzerne County. Again, these attorneys would be assigned on a rotating basis, so as not to overburden any one attorney. We believe this would benefit not only the folks in need of legal representation, but also would alleviate the overburdened Public Defender’s Office. Such a program should be created with adequate deliberation of all parties involved and instituted in an incremental fashion. It would be fitting that less complex cases be assigned to the rotating pool, while more complex cases are assigned to the Public Defender’s Office.


Although this plan would often lead to no compensation for the attorneys involved in the rotating pool, it would benefit not only our overburdened Public Defender’s Office, but also the citizenry of Luzerne County. It is just one more opportunity for folks in our community to lend a helping hand to one another. Dr. Nicholas D. Giordano President and Dr. Joseph J. Andrews Immediate past president Luzerne County Medical Society Wilkes-Barre

Student learns altruism through Coach Paterno


never met Joe Paterno. In fact, when I arrived at Penn State University as a freshman from sleepy Mountain Top five months ago, all I knew of “JoePa” was that he was a great football coach who donated a library to the university. I was fortunate to be a member of the Blue Band last semester and was fully immersed in Penn State’s football culture, allowing me to glean a little more about the man behind the glasses. But there was still more I didn’t know. What I didn’t know was, unfortunately, revealed to me through the worst circumstances when Paterno succumbed to lung cancer on Jan. 22. After attending both the candlelight vigil on that Sunday and the memorial service last week I gained true perspective on exactly who Joseph Vincent Paterno was. He was possibly the world’s only altruist. He took the responsibilities of Penn State’s head coach and shouldered more of his own. Being the coach wasn’t about winning; it was about molding men through a team sport. It was about being the person who made sure their academics were in line. It was about supporting the faculty who wanted to improve the university and about asking students he knew how their studies were going. Joe made it his personal mission to better the lives of everyone to whom he spoke. As a result, he even bettered the lives of people he didn’t know. People like me. I did not meet Joe. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t learn something from him. After witnessing only a small fraction of the lives he touched, Coach Paterno taught me that your life won’t have meaning with trophies on the wall, records in the book or money in the bank. Life has meaning only if the lives of others do, too. Because that’s the right way – the Paterno way. Matt Harkenreader University Park






Urban may take on Holden He is reportedly circulating petitions to face incumbent U.S. rep. in primary. By BILL O’BOYLE

WILKES-BARRE – Former Luzerne County Commissioner Stephen A. Urban is reported to be circulating nominating petitions in the 17th Congressional District, apparently joining Lackawanna County attorney Matt Cartwright in a challenge to Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Holden. Urban, a Republican-turnedDemocrat, is one of 11 Luzerne County Council members. He did not return messages left on his cellphone since Friday. Kathy Kane, chairwoman of the Luzerne County Democratic Committee, said Tuesday she “has heard” that Urban is circulating petitions. “But I haven’t seen them,” she said. “I’ve only heard that he is running.” Eric Nagy, Holden’s campaign manager, said his staff had learned that Urban was circulating petitions to earn a spot on the April 24 Democratic Primary bal-


Stephen A. Urban is a Luzerne County Council member.

lot. “As with Matt Cartwright, we welcome Mr. Urban to the race,” Nagy said. Kane said the Luzerne County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold an informational meeting Tuesday and all known candidates have been asked to attend or send representation. The 17th District has a new look – 75 percent of the municipalities are new even to Holden, including Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Scranton and several other municipalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.



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first had to defeat political activist Sheila Dow Ford in the primary. He then held his seat by beating Republican challenger state Sen. Dave Argall 56 to 44 percent. Holden already is facing a primary challenge for the Democratic nomination, from Moosic lawyer Matt V I E W T H E Cartwright, R E P O R T S who announced his To see the campaign finance candidacy reports filed by on Jan. 24. congressional The filing candidates go to deadline for http:// his first paign ficampaignfinance nance report – detailing Jan. 1 through March 31 figures -- is April 15, less than 10 days before the April 24 primary election. Luzerne County Councilman Stephen A. Urban is reported to be circulating nominating petitions. Now a Democrat, he once ran for the state Senate and lieutenant governor as a Republican. The 17th District will include Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Easton and Pittston next year thanks to redistricting maps that were approved last year by the state legislature. The one Republican to con-

On the Republican side, Laureen Cummings, a Tea Party organizer from Old Forge, is planning to get into the race in an effort to unseat Holden, of St. Clair, who is seeking his 11th term in Congress. Cummings, 47, a divorced mother of four, owns a private duty nursing agency. She was an organizer of the Tea Party groups in Scranton, Carbondale and Throop. “My message is I am for fiscal responsibility, education and I am pro-life,” she said. “I want to make sure we get GOP representation to cut the excessive spending in Washington.” Urban, 59, served as a Luzerne County commissioner from 2000 until the end of 2011, when he took office on county council. He ran as a Republican for lieutenant governor in 2010, as well as for state Senate against John Yudichak. At the end of 2010, Urban switched to the Democratic Party, saying the GOP did not support him in his campaigns. Potential primary candidates need 1,000 valid signatures on the petitions, said Matthew Keeler, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of State.

CARNEY OUT April Beeman Metwali, former chief of staff and campaign adviser to former U.S. Rep. Chris Carney, D-Dimock Township, said after considering running in either the 10th or 11th districts, her

former boss “has decided not to seek office this year. He looks forward to remaining engaged in the conversation about the future of our region and our nation.”

firm she has entered the race is Tea Party activist Laureen Cummings of Old Forge, who recently dropped her bid to run for U.S. Senate. She didn’t raise any money in 2011, so no report was filed.

liam Vinsko, who lives in the 17th District but is seeking the 11th District office, reported raising $20,574 and spending $34,580 so far. He started the year with $52,786 on hand.Vinsko said the first few months of fundraising have been successful but added that it “will really get into gear this quarter.” Ted Gumina, a Democrat from Swoyersville, announced his efforts to unseat Barletta in late January, so no year-end campaign finance report was mandated. In the 10th District, which beginning next year will not include any of Luzerne County, incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, so far has one declared opponent. Phillip Scollo, a Democrat from Dingman Township in Pike County, told the News Eagle newspaper in Hawley that he is embarking on an “exploratory expedition” to assess the feasibility of running for the seat. Marino, also in his first term in Congress, reported $194,781 cash on hand entering this year. His campaign raised $68,717 in the fourth quarter of 2011 and spent $46,602.

Lou Barletta and Tom Marino The campaign for freshman U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, reported $269,498 in the bank at year’s end. His campaign raised $146,978 in the fourth quarter and spent $101,803. The campaign also reported an outstanding debt of $85,102. Of that, $72,500 was in personal loans Barletta made to his campaign. “Rep. Barletta’s campaign posted another successful fundraising quarter,” said campaign manager Lance Stange Jr. “Lou’s grassroots organization and financial support will allow him to start 2012 in a very strong position.”Of the two Democrats looking to unseat Barletta in the 11th District, only one had a functioning campaign last year and was required to file an endof-year report showing campaign finances. Wilkes-Barre attorney Wil-


Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney James McMonagle Jr. complained about staff cuts during the county council meeting at the Emergency Management Agency building on Water Street in WilkesBarre on Tuesday night.

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posal to raise taxes and use $1.4 million in capital funding to help repay debt. The tax increase will amount to about $10.50 more on a property assessed at $100,000. Property taxes are currently 5.215 mills, or $521 on a $100,000 property. The capital funding and $1.7 million from the tax hike will essentially cover a $3 million increase in county debt repayments totaling $24.3 million this year, Pribula said. Six of 11 council votes are required to amend the budget. Council members Jim Bobeck, Tim McGinley, Linda McClosky Houck and Eugene Kelleher also support the tax hike. Dozens of union workers in the audience applauded their decision. Maddon Curry said she opposed a tax increase “all along” but changed her mind because she’s convinced services would be compromised. “It’s my greatest fear that we will be cutting services and ultimately hurting the most vulnerable citizens of the county,” she said. Haas said the thought of raising taxes makes him “shudder” because he’s conservative, but he believes additional cuts must be made “surgically” over time. “It’s not professional to come in and make rampant cuts right from the get-go,” he said.


Kelleher said he’d prefer to see the capital funding spent on technology but supported the plan because more time is needed to work through solutions. “The taxpayers have to have a good government, and it cannot function if we cut so many people that the government is not going to function properly,” he said. McGinley said he supports the plan because he doesn’t want to jeopardize services. McClosky Houck said council members were elected to make county government more efficient, but that can’t be done in a month. Robert Lawton, the newly hired manager, will need time to restructure, she said.

Bobeck said he and the other council members who supported the tax hike are trying to give the new home rule government “a chance to figure itself out” -- not to save jobs. Council members Rick Morelli, Edward Brominski, Stephen A. Urban, Rick Williams and Stephen J. Urban voted against the tax hike. Williams said taking bond proceeds to pay debt service is a “bad practice” that will hurt the county’s efforts to obtain a credit rating needed to lower interest rates on outstanding debt. Stephen A. Urban, a former commissioner, said county taxes were raised 25 percent in recent years, and he is skeptical

of verbal promises from union members that they will work on future savings with county officials. Prison union representative Tom Boram told council Tuesday his union will negotiate savings with county officials. He challenged prison Warden Joseph Piazza’s assertion that the union has rejected his efforts to obtain concessions and said he hopes safety is not compromised by cuts. The prison is slated to lose 14 positions under the revised budget. “Local 1310 is willing to sit down with this board and help establish trust again in county government, but it will not be at the total expense of our membership,” Boram said.

Assistant District Attorney James McMonagle Jr. said he could make more money in the private sector with 18 years of legal experience, but he is willing to earn the equivalent of $40 per hour because he is committed to public service. “As a county employee, I have to ask, why is it our fault that the county has almost $500 million in debt and a $24 million debt service?” Paula Schnelly, of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, union, said most of the workers in the audience were afraid to speak. She accused council of “hurting the little guy” and asked the members to look into the faces of people who would be losing their jobs. The revised $120.7 million spending plan cuts $4.5 million compared to last year’s $125.2 million budget. Spending would have been capped at $118.7 million with the no-hike budget that originally had majority council support. The district attorney’s budget will decrease $409,100 to $4.4 million under the new plan, instead of $680,000 in the previous version. Spending in court branches will be reduced $1.7 million, from $23.6 million budgeted last year to $21.8 million. An estimated 17 layoffs would be required in court offices. County Deputy Court Administrator Michael Shucosky, who attended the meeting, said court officials must review the latest figures before commenting. The district attorney and courts have the option to sue over budget cuts.

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paign, exit polls showed a gender gap, and it worked to Romney’s advantage. He was leading Gingrich 51-29 among women voters, and was winning men by a far smaller margin of 41-36. Ominously for the thrice-married Gingrich, only about half of women voters said they had a favorable view of him as a person, compared to about eight in 10 for Romney. As in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, about half of Florida primary voters said the most important factor for them was backing a candidate who could defeat Obama in November, according to exit poll results conducted for The Associated Press and the television networks. Not surprisingly, in a state with


Mitt Romney celebrates his Florida primary election win at the Tampa Convention Center, Tuesday.

Newt Gingrich pauses as he speaks during a Florida Republican presidential primary night rally, Tuesday in Orlando.

an unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent, about twothirds of voters said the economy was their top issue. The winner-take-all primary was worth 50 Republican National Convention delegates, by far the most of any primary state so

ma in a nation struggling to recover from the deepest recession in decades. That belonged to Romney when he captured the New Hampshire primary three weeks ago, then swung stunningly to Gingrich when he countered with a

far. That gave Romney a total of 87, to 26 for Gingrich, 14 for Santorum and four for Paul, with 1,144 required to clinch the nomination. But the bigger prize was precious political momentum in the race to pick an opponent for Oba-


Hospital staff applaud the merger of Geisinger and CMC, creating GeisingerCommunity Medical Center on Tuesday in Scranton. A joining ceremony is set for Friday.

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meyer in recalling his conversations with Geisinger President and CEO Dr. Glenn Steele. “Community Medical Center has represented, in the eyes of this community, an organization that’s transcended three centuries. There’s a name there that’s important to retain.” Steigmeyer called the merger and unveiling of the new name by eight workers collectively representing more than 158 years of service to the Scranton hospital a “100-year move for this region.” Geisinger’s clinical innovations have

South Carolina upset11days later. Now it was back with the former Massachusetts governor, after a 10-day comeback marked by a change to more aggressive tactics, coupled with an efficient use of an overwhelming financial advantage to batter Gingrich in tele-

helped make them internationally renowned, Steigmeyer said. “It’s organizations like Geisinger and others who are really setting the tone for the future of health care,” he said. “We’re fortunate that there is a fellow Pennsylvania non-profit corporation here that we can work with,” he said. The merger is expected to bring new investment in neurosciences and additional clinical capabilities focused on cardiovascular care, a greater emphasis on partnerships with primary care physicians, and new attention to general and surgical subspecialties to meet the needs of the area’s population. Plans for physical facilities include improved intensive care and surgery environments and a “significant investment

vision commercials. Gingrich brushed aside any talk of quitting the race. “We are going to contest everyplace,” he said, standing in front of a sign that read “46 states to go.” The race now turns to Nevada, where Romney won the state’s caucuses four years ago and is favored to repeat his triumph this Saturday. Caucuses in Colorado, Minnesota and Maine follow, with primaries in Wisconsin on Feb. 21 and in Michigan and Arizona at the end of the month. Santorum was already in Nevada Tuesday night, campaigning for the state’s caucuses on Saturday. “Newt Gingrich had his chance. He had his shot,” he said. Now Republicans are “looking for a different conservative.” Santorum and Paul both also campaigned in Colorado on Tuesday as Florida Republicans were voting. The state has caucuses on Feb 7, the same day as Minnesota.

in information technology” through a capital commitment of $158.6 million from Geisinger. Steigmeyer said CMC’s management team will continue to be developed as it adds new faces, including a permanent chief financial officer and others to be announced in the coming weeks. Today’s merger completes a process that began with the development of a strategic plan in the fall of 2010, Steigmeyer said. CMC and Geisinger built a collaborative framework in early 2011, and the systems worked with regulators over the last seven months after signing a comprehensive integration agreement in the summer of 2011. A joining ceremony is set for Friday.








The final countdown for recruits

Eugene Lewis (7) will sign with Penn State today.

Call of Lions to be answered by Lewis, 17 others By DEREK LEVARSE

For one last day, Penn State’s recruiting efforts will be defined as much by the players who will not be coming to Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions are set to finalize their class of 2012 today on national signing day, led by local standout Eugene Lewis, who is rated as Penn State’s top prospect by recruiting services Scout and Rivals. Eighteen players, including Lewis,

are expected to send in a letter of intent to Penn State today. A 19th, Pittsburgh-area tight end/tackle Jesse James, graduated early from high school and is already enrolled at University Park for the spring semester. The effects of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and the overhaul of the Lions coaching staff, however, have been evident. Six high-profile players who had given verbal commitments to Penn State before November will instead sign to-

day with other schools, with many heading to join rival Ohio State and new coach Urban Meyer. “Obviously we’re in a transition period, and there’s always going to be guys who decide to go elsewhere,” Penn State coach Bill O’Brien told The Times Leader last week. “If they don’t want to be at Penn State, that’s their opinion, their See RECRUITS, Page 3B


Slow and steady plan goes awry Grenadiers able to create opportunities, break game open at Lake-Lehman.





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Pete Borum of Lake-Lehman shoots over GAR’s Christian Skrepenak (45) during Tuesday’s game.

Crawford turned a turnover into a fastbreak layup, GAR (2-0 Div. III, 15-1 overall) was up for good, 16-15 at 4:53 of the second quarter. Lehman (1-1, 10-7) didn’t help itself by playing into the


Fine’s wife facing sex allegations

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Crusaders at top of very talented heap By DAVE ROSENGRANT

Division I championship and get the conference’s top seed for this weekend’s District 2 Class 3A Duals Tournament. The win was also Coughlin’s first against Pittston Area in at least 12 years, according to Stahl. Coughlin claimed its first division title since winning the East Division in 2004 and is co-champions with Wyoming Valley West, which claimed its first division championship since winning the West Division in 1999. The Crusaders (5-1 D-I) get the top seed based on winning the head-to-head matchup with the Spartans (5-1). Valley West will be the No. 2 seed and Pittston Area (4-2) is seeded third.

YATESVILLE – Coughlin coach Steve Stahl can only been seen wearing a neck tie on important occasions. Tuesday’s meet against Pittston Area was the biggest of the season in so many ways that the fifth-year head coach pulled out the navy blue tie once again -- and he even utilized a secret weapon. The Crusaders knocked off the Patriots, 39-27 at a packed house at Pittston Area to claim a share of the Wyoming Valley Conference See TOP, Page 3B

LIVE High School Basketball Tune into Service Electric’s Ch. 2 • Thurs. Feb. 2nd: Girls Basketball Nanticoke @ Wyoming Seminary 7:15pm • Fri. Feb. 3rd: Boys Basketball Tunkhannock @ Holy Redeemer 7:15pm For a complete schedule go to

The Wyoming Valley Conference released its new broadcast policy Tuesday, which can impose fees of up to $600 per event on broadcasters of high school sporting events. Radio broadcasts are set for a fee of $25 per event, as is webcasting, which is defined by the WVC as “live video streaming.” Televised football, basketball and wrestling events can carry fees of up to $600 for a live broadcast and $200 for a delayed broadcast that is not on the same calendar day. The policy was passed by the WVC athletic directors at their recent athletics council meeting. “This is a product of the current economic situation facing school districts,” Berwick athletic director Tim Honeywell said. “State funds are being cut. Some schools are charging their athletes participation fees. District 2 eliminated all of its junior high championships. “We’re looking for ways to offset costs to member schools.” The policy was something of a shock to area broadcasters, who usually do not face a decision regarding broadcast fees until the District 2 playoffs and PIAA championships. “Well, $25 a broadcast doesn’t sound like anything, but it sets a bad precedent,” said Jim Doyle, longtime voice of the Berwick footSee FEE, Page 4B


Coughlin wins its first division title in 8 years, earns top seed in Duals.

League creates broadcast fee table

WVC members may ask broadcasters to pay up to $600 for rights to games.


LEHMAN TWP. – The strategy wasn’t anything new to GAR. The idea – this time attempted by Lake-Lehman on Tuesday night – was to pay special attention to GAR perimeter threat Darrell Crawford and make the Grenadiers pump the brakes on their fast-paced offense. And like on other occasions, it worked … for awhile. Crawford triggered a 22point second quarter with nine points as GAR raced past Lehman 60-37 for a Wyoming Valley Conference Division III victory. “You just have to let the game come to you,” said Crawford, who led a trio of Grenadiers in double figures with 17 points, “and play hard and play good defense and get out on transition. Hopefully, you score points that way.” That pretty much summed up Tuesday’s game. Once



Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a football during the NFL’s media day for Super Bowl XLVI on Tuesday in Indianapolis.

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Affidavit: Assistant coach’s spouse had intercourse with Syracuse basketball players. By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer

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PHILADELPHIA — Bryan Little had the only goal during a shootout, lifting the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. The Jets have won six straight games in Philadelphia, including four when they were the Atlanta Thrashers, since a 5-3 loss on Jan. 21, 2009. The franchise has beaten the Flyers in nine of the last 10 meetings. Chris Thorburn scored his first goal in nearly a year for Winnipeg’s lone tally in regulation. Brayden Schenn scored for Philadelphia in regulation. The Flyers have gone to a shootout in three straight games, winning one.

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS HS SWIMMING Coughlin at Dunmore, 4 p.m. Nanticoke at Wyoming Area, 4 p.m. Pittston Area at Meyers, 4:30 p.m. HS WRESTLING (all matches 7 p.m.) Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Area Wyoming Seminary at Wyoming Valley West MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL King’s at Eastern, 8 p.m. Wilkes at Misericordia, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL King’s at Eastern, 6 p.m. Wilkes at Misericordia, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 2 BOYS BASKETBALL Dallas at Pittston Area, 7:15 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Berwick at Crestwood, 7:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Tunkhannock, 7:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Hanover Area, 7:15 p.m. Meyers at Northwest, 7:15 p.m. MMI Prep at GAR, 7:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Wyoming Seminary, 7:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Dallas, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Wyoming Area, 7:15 p.m. HS SWIMMING Wyoming Seminary at Valley View, 4:30 p.m. Dunmore at West Scranton, 4:30 p.m. HS BOWLING Berwick at Milton, 3 p.m. HS RIFLE All Star Tournament, 4 p.m. HS WRESTLING Loyalsock at Nanticoke, 7 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Penn College at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 8 p.m. PSU Scranton at PSU Hazleton, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Penn College at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. PSU Scranton at PSU Hazleton, 6 p.m.

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Islanders 5, Hurricanes 2 RALEIGH, N.C. — John Tavares scored two goals and had two assists to lead the New York Islanders over the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Cleveland ....................... 8 12 .400 Detroit ............................. 4 19 .174 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Dallas.............................. 14 8 .636 San Antonio ................... 13 9 .591 Houston.......................... 12 9 .571 Memphis ........................ 10 10 .500 New Orleans .................. 4 17 .190 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City............... 16 4 .800 Denver............................ 14 6 .700 Utah ................................ 12 7 .632 Portland .......................... 12 9 .571 Minnesota ...................... 10 11 .476 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers .................. 12 6 .667 L.A. Lakers..................... 12 9 .571 Phoenix .......................... 7 13 .350 Golden State .................. 6 12 .333 Sacramento ................... 6 14 .300 Monday's Games Chicago 98, Washington 88 Philadelphia 74, Orlando 69 Miami 109, New Orleans 95 Minnesota 120, Houston 108 San Antonio 83, Memphis 73 Milwaukee 103, Detroit 82 Dallas 122, Phoenix 99 Utah 93, Portland 89 L.A. Clippers 112, Oklahoma City 100 Tuesday's Games Boston 93, Cleveland 90 Indiana 106, New Jersey 99 Atlanta 100, Toronto 77 New York 113, Detroit 86 Denver at Memphis, late Sacramento at Golden State, late Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, late Today's Games Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Memphis at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at New York, 8 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

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NHL 7:30 p.m. NBCSP — N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo ROOT — Pittsburgh at Toronto

B A S K E T B A L L H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL Wyoming Valley Conference Division Division I .................................. W L x-Hazleton Area (6-1).............. 2 0 Crestwood (4-2) ....................... 1 1 Wyoming Valley West (5-2).... 1 1 Coughlin (1-5) .......................... 1 1 Pittston Area (3-3) ................... 0 2 Division Division II................................. W L Holy Redeemer (3-3)............... 2 0 x-Dallas (5-1)............................ 1 1 Tunkhannock (3-3) .................. 1 1 Wyoming Area (0-6) ................ 1 1 Berwick (1-5) ............................ 0 2 Division Division III................................ W L GAR (6-1).................................. 2 0 x-Meyers (7-0).......................... 2 0 Wyoming Seminary (2-5)........ 2 0 Lake-Lehman (4-3) .................. 1 1 Northwest (5-10) ...................... 1 1 MMI Prep (0-7) ......................... 0 2 Hanover Area (4-3).................. 0 2 Nanticoke (2-5)......................... 0 2

Devils 4, Rangers 3, SO NEWARK, N.J. — David Clarkson scored the tying goal for New Jersey in the final minute of regulation, and Ilya Kovalchuk netted the only goal in the shootout as the Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Kovalchuk and Zach Parise also scored in regulation for the Devils, who trailed 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2.

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x – won first-half title. Tuesday's results Coughlin 76, Wyoming Valley West 63 Crestwood 49, Pittston Area 37 Dallas 55, Berwick 45 GAR 60, Lake-Lehman 37 Hazleton Area 75, Tunkhannock 58 Holy Redeemer 42, Wyoming Area 26 Meyers 71, Hanover Area 49 Northwest 53, Nanticoke 32 Wyoming Seminary 38, MMI Prep 34 Thursday's Game Dallas at Pittston Area, 7:15 p.m. Friday's Games (7:15 p.m.) Coughlin at Hazleton Area Crestwood at Berwick Hanover Area at Lake-Lehman Northwest at Meyers GAR at MMI Prep Tunkhannock at Holy Redeemer Wyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West Wyoming Seminary at Nanticoke


National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia ................... 15 6 .714 Boston ............................ 10 10 .500 New York ....................... 8 13 .381 New Jersey .................... 7 15 .318 Toronto ........................... 7 15 .318 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami .............................. 16 5 .762 Atlanta............................. 16 6 .727 Orlando........................... 12 9 .571 Washington.................... 4 17 .190 Charlotte ........................ 3 18 .143 Central Division W L Pct Chicago .......................... 18 5 .783 Indiana............................ 14 6 .700 Milwaukee ...................... 9 11 .450

Top 25 Schedule All Times EST Tuesday's Games No. 1 Kentucky 69, Tennessee 44 Illinois 42, No. 9 Michigan State 41 No. 15 Marquette 66, Seton Hall 59 No. 16 Virginia 65, Clemson 61 No. 19 Wisconsin 52, Penn State 46 No. 5 North Carolina at Wake Forest, late No. 25 Vanderbilt at Arkansas, late Today's Games No. 6 Baylor at Texas A&M, 9 p.m. No. 8 Kansas vs. Oklahoma, 9 p.m. No. 11 UNLV vs. Colorado State, 10:30 p.m. No. 13 Creighton vs. Illinois State, 8:05 p.m. No. 14 Georgetown vs. UConn, 7 p.m. No. 17 San Diego State vs. Boise State, 10 p.m. No. 20 Indiana at No. 23 Michigan, 6:30 p.m. No. 21 Florida State vs. Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. Thursday's Games No. 7 Duke at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. No. 10 Murray State vs. Southeast Missouri State, 8 p.m. No. 12 Florida vs. South Carolina, 9 p.m. No. 18 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) vs. San Diego, 10 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga at BYU, 11 p.m. Friday's Games No games scheduled Saturday's Games No. 1 Kentucky at South Carolina, 6 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse vs. St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, Noon No. 3 Ohio State at No. 19 Wisconsin, 2 p.m. No. 4 Missouri vs. No. 8 Kansas, 9 p.m. No. 5 North Carolina at Maryland, 4 p.m. No. 6 Baylor at Oklahoma State, 1:30 p.m. No. 10 Murray State at UT-Martin, 7 p.m. No. 11 UNLV at Wyoming, 4 p.m. No. 12 Florida vs. No. 25 Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. No. 13 Creighton at Northern Iowa, 5 p.m. No. 14 Georgetown vs. South Florida, 11 a.m. No. 15 Marquette at Notre Dame, 1 p.m. No. 16 Virginia at No. 21 Florida State, 1 p.m. No. 17 San Diego State vs. TCU, 10 p.m. No. 20 Indiana at Purdue, 7 p.m. No. 22 Mississippi State vs. Auburn, 4 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga at Pepperdine, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games No. 7 Duke vs. Miami, 3 p.m. No. 9 Michigan State vs. No. 23 Michigan, 1 p.m.

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Women's Top 25 Schedule All Times EST Tuesday's Games No. 2 Notre Dame 71, No. 13 Rutgers 41 DePaul 86, No. 14 Louisville 61 Today's Games No. 1 Baylor at Missouri, 8 p.m. No. 18 Texas A&M at No. 25 Texas Tech, 8 p.m. Thursday's Games No. 4 Stanford at Arizona State, 9 p.m. No. 5 Duke vs. Wake Forest, 7 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky vs. Mississippi, 7 p.m. No. 8 Tennessee vs. South Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 9 Maryland vs. Boston College, 7 p.m. No. 12 Delaware at UNC Wilmington, 7 p.m. No. 15 Purdue vs. No. 16 Nebraska, 7 p.m. No. 19 Penn State vs. Indiana, 7 p.m. No. 20 Gonzaga vs. Portland, 9 p.m. No. 21 Georgia vs. Mississippi State, 7 p.m. No. 22 BYU at Pepperdine, 10 p.m. No. 24 Georgia Tech at N.C. State, 7 p.m. Friday's Game No. 23 North Carolina vs. Virginia, 8:30 p.m. Saturday's Games No. 1 Baylor at Kansas State, 8 p.m. No. 3 UConn vs. No. 13 Rutgers, 7 p.m. No. 4 Stanford at Arizona, 4 p.m. No. 10 Green Bay vs. Milwaukee, 8 p.m. No. 14 Louisville at West Virginia, 4 p.m. No. 17 Georgetown at Cincinnati, 2 p.m. No. 18 Texas A&M vs. Kansas, 8 p.m. No. 20 Gonzaga vs. San Diego, 5 p.m. No. 22 BYU vs. Saint Mary’s (Cal), 4 p.m. Sunday's Games No. 2 Notre Dame vs. DePaul, 1 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky at LSU, 3 p.m. No. 7 Miami vs. Clemson, 2 p.m. No. 8 Tennessee vs. Auburn, 2 p.m. No. 12 Delaware vs. VCU, 2 p.m. No. 15 Purdue vs. Illinois, 2 p.m. No. 19 Penn State at Minnesota, 3 p.m. No. 21 Georgia at Alabama, 3 p.m. No. 25 Texas Tech vs. Missouri, 2 p.m.

the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara had power-play goals and Chara also had an assist for the Bruins.

P.A. Parenteau and Matt Moulson scored power-play goals to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead after two periods and help New York move two points ahead of Carolina at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.

Sabres 3, Canadiens 1 MONTREAL — Paul Gaustad had a goal and two assists to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a win over Montreal. Ryan Miller made 27 saves for Buffalo, which won its second straight road game following a 12-game losing streak away from home.

Pittsburgh 5, Toronto 4, SO PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin tied it with 6 seconds left in regulation and then scored the lone shootout goal to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night. Malkin’s 27th goal capped a furious third-period rally by the Penguins, who trailed by three with 13 minutes to play.

Flyers’ goalie Ilya Bryzgalov follows the puck as theJets’ Andrew Ladd jumps out of the way on Tuesday, in Philadelphia.

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H O C K E Y National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers............... 48 31 12 5 67 135 100 Philadelphia ................ 49 29 14 6 64 163 144 Pittsburgh .................... 50 29 17 4 62 157 131 New Jersey ................. 49 27 19 3 57 133 139 N.Y. Islanders.............. 49 20 22 7 47 120 145 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 48 32 14 2 66 175 105 Ottawa .......................... 53 27 20 6 60 160 164 Toronto ........................ 50 25 19 6 56 155 152 Buffalo.......................... 50 21 24 5 47 122 150 Montreal....................... 50 19 22 9 47 131 137 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington ................. 49 26 19 4 56 139 141 Florida .......................... 48 22 15 11 55 122 136 Winnipeg...................... 51 23 22 6 52 126 144 Tampa Bay................... 49 22 23 4 48 140 168 Carolina ....................... 52 18 25 9 45 132 164 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit .......................... 50 33 16 1 67 160 117 Nashville ...................... 51 31 16 4 66 145 131 St. Louis....................... 49 29 13 7 65 124 102 Chicago........................ 50 29 15 6 64 162 144 Columbus .................... 49 13 30 6 32 115 163 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 49 30 15 4 64 158 122 Minnesota.................... 50 24 19 7 55 119 131 Colorado ...................... 51 26 23 2 54 131 144 Calgary ........................ 50 23 21 6 52 120 137 Edmonton .................... 49 18 26 5 41 122 142 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose ...................... 47 27 14 6 60 131 110 Los Angeles ................ 50 24 16 10 58 111 111 Dallas ........................... 48 25 21 2 52 126 136 Phoenix........................ 50 22 20 8 52 130 134 Anaheim ...................... 48 18 23 7 43 124 144 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games New Jersey 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Winnipeg 2, Philadelphia 1, SO Pittsburgh 5, Toronto 4, SO Boston 4, Ottawa 3 N.Y. Islanders 5, Carolina 2 Buffalo 3, Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3, OT Nashville 5, Minnesota 4 Detroit at Calgary, late Anaheim at Phoenix, late Colorado at Edmonton, late Chicago at Vancouver, late Columbus at San Jose, late Today's Games N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 8 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Carolina at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Nashville at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.




The Lake-Lehman Baseball Booster Club will hold its next meeting this Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Harvey’s Lake Grotto. Topics of the meeting include donation dropoff fates, ongoing/upcoming fund raisers and volunteers to help with the fund raisers. The Dallas Softball Booster Club will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Leggio’s Restaurant in Dallas. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. All parents of girls in grades 7-12 who will be playing this season are uged to attend. For more information, please call Brent at 793-1126 or Bill at 498-5991.

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American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s .............. 44 27 11 5 1 60 150 129 Manchester ........... 47 25 20 0 2 52 125 128 Worcester.............. 42 20 13 4 5 49 113 110 Portland ................. 44 21 18 2 3 47 121 137 Providence............ 45 20 20 2 3 45 104 128 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Penguins.............. 45 26 13 2 4 58 145 133 Hershey ................. 44 25 12 4 3 57 163 131 Norfolk ................... 45 26 16 1 2 55 157 130 Syracuse ............... 42 19 17 3 3 44 139 138 Binghamton........... 46 20 24 1 1 42 126 143 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Bridgeport ............. 44 22 17 3 2 49 129 130 Connecticut........... 44 19 16 4 5 47 130 134 Albany .................... 43 19 16 5 3 46 111 129 Springfield ............. 44 21 20 1 2 45 130 133 Adirondack............ 44 21 21 1 1 44 123 132 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................ 46 26 16 2 2 56 133 123 Chicago ................. 44 24 16 1 3 52 128 115 Peoria .................... 45 22 20 2 1 47 135 133 Milwaukee ............. 42 22 18 1 1 46 120 112 Rockford................ 46 20 21 1 4 45 137 154 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto .................. 45 23 17 3 2 51 126 113 Rochester.............. 44 19 17 5 3 46 120 132 Grand Rapids........ 43 18 17 4 4 44 136 138 Hamilton ................ 43 19 19 1 4 43 105 128 Lake Erie ............... 45 20 22 2 1 43 107 125 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City...... 45 29 11 2 3 63 135 100 Houston ................. 44 21 11 3 9 54 120 120 Abbotsford ............ 44 25 16 3 0 53 109 108 San Antonio .......... 44 24 18 2 0 50 112 119 Texas ..................... 43 20 20 1 2 43 128 132 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday's Games Western Conference 8, Eastern Conference 7, SO Tuesday's Games No games scheduled Today's Games No games scheduled Thursday's Games Abbotsford at Rochester 7:05 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Texas at Houston, 8:05 p.m.

Lightning 4, Capitals 3, OT TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 33rd goal at 2:45 of overtime, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a victory over Washington.

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Birdie Average 1, Robert Garrigus, 6.67. 2, Martin Laird, 6.25. 3, Brandt Snedeker, 5.88. 4, Matt Kuchar, 5.75. 5, Ryan Moore, 5.67. 6, Lee Janzen, 5.50. 7 (tie), Bob Estes , John Senden and Hunter Mahan, 5.25. 10, Ben Crane, 5.20. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Brett Quigley, 24.0. 2 (tie), Bobby Gates and John Huh, 36.0. 4 (tie), Rocco Mediate, Arjun Atwal and Scott Brown, 42.0. 7, Keegan Bradley, 43.2. 8 (tie), Ben Crane, Steve Wheatcroft and Anthony Kim, 45.0. Sand Save Percentage 1 (tie), Brett Quigley and Aaron Baddeley, 87.50%. 3, Gary Woodland, 83.33%. 4, Jonas Blixt, 82.35%. 5, Daniel Chopra, 80.00%. 6, Blake Adams, 79.17%. 7 (tie), Geoff Ogilvy and D.J. Trahan, 75.00%. 9, Steve Stricker, 73.33%. 10, 2 tied with 71.43%. All-Around Ranking 1, Jeff Maggert, 250. 2, John Senden, 273. 3, Matt Kuchar, 278. 4, Carl Pettersson, 293. 5, Robert Garrigus, 303. 6, Brandt Snedeker, 313. 7, John Rollins, 324. 8, Harrison Frazar, 349. 9, John Huh, 362. 10, Zach Johnson, 366. PGA TOUR Official Money Leaders 1, Johnson Wagner (3), $1,573,133. 2, Brandt Snedeker (2), $1,236,800. 3, Steve Stricker (2), $1,142,000. 4, Mark Wilson (3), $1,099,500. 5, Martin Laird (2), $745,200. 6, Kyle Stanley (3), $695,575. 7, Harrison Frazar (3), $608,000. 8, John Rollins (3), $556,868. 9, D.A. Points (3), $470,063. 10, Sean O’Hair (2), $462,000.

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G O L F PGA Tour Statistics Scoring Average 1, Jeff Maggert, 68.64. 2, Brandt Snedeker, 68.77. 3, John Senden, 68.91. 4, Corey Pavin, 69.20. 5, Johnson Wagner, 69.36. 6, Brendon de Jonge, 69.40. 7, Carl Pettersson, 69.41. 8, Brian Gay, 69.43. 9, Steve Stricker, 69.50. 10, Stewart Cink, 69.54. Driving Distance 1, Jamie Lovemark, 323.3. 2, Kyle Stanley, 315.7. 3, Jason Kokrak, 314.6. 4, Ryan Palmer, 310.5. 5 (tie), Robert Garrigus and Charlie Beljan, 309.8. 7, Graham DeLaet, 308.8. 8, Bubba Watson, 308.6. 9, Harris English, 308.5. 10, Carl Pettersson, 307.8. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, John Senden, 75.45%. 2, Matt Kuchar, 74.07%. 3, Jason Dufner, 73.17%. 4, Scott McCarron, 72.46%. 5, Joe Durant, 72.22%. 6, Chez Reavie, 70.00%. 7, Mark Wilson, 69.72%. 8, Paul Goydos, 69.57%. 9, Nick O’Hern, 69.09%. 10, 2 tied with 69.01%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Martin Laird, 81.94%. 2, Jonathan Byrd, 80.56%. 3, Bubba Watson, 79.86%. 4, Mark Wilson, 79.44%. 5 (tie), John Senden and Bill Haas, 79.17%. 7, Webb Simpson, 78.47%. 8 (tie), Lee Janzen, Sean O’Hair and Graham DeLaet, 77.78%. Total Driving 1, John Senden, 17. 2, Matt Kuchar, 41. 3, Bo Van Pelt, 44. 4, Robert Garrigus, 49. 5, John Rollins, 54. 6, Jason Dufner, 58. 7, Ryan Palmer, 64. 8, Graham DeLaet, 65. 9, Roberto Castro, 73. 10, John Huh, 74. Strokes Gained - Putting 1, Marc Turnesa, 2.738. 2, Scott McCarron, 2.162. 3, Hunter Haas, 1.965. 4, Johnson Wagner, 1.743. 5, Jeff Maggert, 1.617. 6, Briny Baird, 1.478. 7, Martin Flores, 1.430. 8, Rory Sabbatini, 1.372. 9, Ben Crane, 1.260. 10, Nick O’Hern, 1.156.

Feb. 3 At Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas (ESPN2), Edison 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. 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 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. At American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas (SHO), Paul Williams vs. Nobuhiro Ishida, 12, junior middleweights; Tavoris Cloud vs. Gabriel Campillo, 12, for Cloud’s IBF light heavyweight title. At Durango, Mexico, Jorge Arce vs. Lorenzo Parra, 12, for Arce’s WBO bantamweight title.

REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Harvey’s Lake Little League will hold registrations on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Harvey’s Lake Municipal Building. For more information, call Chris at 466-3234. Back Mountain Little League will be holding registration for baseball and softball players Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Dallas Middle School Cafeteria. All players that turn five years old prior to May 1 are eligible. Players need to bring proof of address and new players need a birth certificate. There will be a Candy Fundraiser along with the registration fee. If there are any questions about registration, please leave a message on the Hotline, 696-9645, and someone will get back to you. Hanover Area Little League will be holding registration Monday, Feb. 13, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. until noon in the cafeteria at the Hanover Area High School. All children residing in Warrior Run, Sugar Notch and Hanover Township, excluding Preston and Newtown, ages 4-16 as of April 30, are eligible to play. Registration costs are $45 per player (ages 4-12) or $75 per family of two 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. Email for more information. Mountain Top Area Little League Baseball and Softball registrations will be held on the following dates: Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Crestwood High School; Thursday, Feb. 16 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Crestwood HS; Saturday, Feb. 25 from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Crestwood HS Baseball & Softball programs for boys & girls ages 6 through 15, must turn age 6 by April 30. For additional dates, fees, info call Terry 823-7949, or visit our website at Pittston Township Little League will hold registrations on the following dates: Feb. 2, 7, and 9. Registration will take place at the Pittston Township Municipal Building from 6-8 p.m. each day. Fee is $50 per player, or $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 655-6996. Plymouth Little League will be holding signups this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Plymouth Boro Building, Saturday Feb. 18 from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Plymouth Hose Co. #1, Gaylord Ave. You will need to bringa copy ofbirth certificate and copies of three current proofs of residency as these are required. Registration fees are $35 per player or $50 per family. For more information please contact Mike Spece at 570-328-4612.

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Filled mats, stands a sign sport is in boom mode EVEN THOUGH the Wyoming Valley Conference was finishing a run of four state champions in 2004 and 2005, programs were struggling to fill lineups. Longtime coaches were saying publicly how difficult it was to get kids out. The sport was the butt of jokes emerging about the number of forfeits during each dual. In just a few years, the numbers are back up and the sport is beginning to generate the interest it once had with athletes and fans. Sure there are still forfeits in duals – mostly in the upper weights – but huge strides have been made recently. You don’t need much more evidence than looking at last week’s dual pitting Dallas and Lake-Lehman. The gym in Lehman Township was near capacity and there was just one forfeit, which is a


NOTEBOOK far cry from two years ago when the Black Knights gave up as many seven forfeits during meets. Last weekend, the Mountaineers hosted Wyoming Area and again only one forfeit was given up, this time by the Warriors. In most of their other duals this season, the Warriors didn’t allow any free points. Those are three schools from Division II, which generally is the weaker division. “It’s a good sign for wrestling in general that we’re starting to get full lineups,” Dallas coach Mike Richards said. “It’s better for the fans. It’s better for everyone. It’s good for the whole conference and the whole district in general to have more and more spots filled.” Looking for more proof, how about

last night’s dual between Coughlin and Pittston Area for a share of the Division I championship. The crowd brought down the house in Yatesville in an intense meet, which consisted of no forfeits. It wasn’t that long ago that the Crusaders were getting sparse crowds for home meets, now fans are flocking to opposing gymnasiums and they could’ve stayed home and watched Tuesday’s meet on television. The reasons for the rocketing in the sport’s interest in the Wyoming Valley Conference are fairly noticeable. First and foremost, the junior high teams and elementary programs are grabbing vast interest. Secondly, wrestlers are becoming more dedicated to wanting to win gold medals. The fan base may not be as big as those for a high school boys basketball game or as rowdy as a dual in District 3, 4 or 11, but it sure is pleasing to see similarities in both categories.


lead after a takedown with 49 seconds left in the third period. Ardo managed an escape with 10 ticks left and notched a takedown with 2 seconds remaining for the victory. After Ardo’s thrilling win, the Crusaders won five of the next eight bouts to secure the victory. Billy Poray’s tech fall at 113 with two matches left put the score out of reach in Coughlin’s favor at 35-21.

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More than half of the Valley West team and head coach Steve Barber were in attendance watching the action. “High school wrestlers, you don’t know day to day, they could come in with their minds set or they could be on and off. Tonight, we wrestled like Coughlin should be wrestling,” Stahl said. “Tonight was a great night. Not only for our kids. Our fans, we had great fans here and they did their job.” For the biggest dual of the year so far, Stahl went to football and baseball standout Joey Parsnik to spark his team. Parsnik, who won the WVC title last year before losing out on the postseason due to an injury, was given time off to begin the wrestling season. Parsnik, who has been in the wrestling room for about a month, wrestled his first match of the season Tuesday, stunning Patriots coach James Woodall. He then went out and pinned Pat Nallin in the 182-pound bout in the seventh match of the night in a crucial swing. “We wanted to give him a big rest after football,” Stahl said. “I was surprised when I saw him weigh in, but I thought since he weighed in they were going to send him out there,” Woodall said. “But I still wasn’t 100 percent sure.” Another critical bout came at

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hands of the Grenadiers. Instead of trying to slow down the tempo, the Black Knights went along for the ride. The result was some easy baskets and a 12-3 GAR run that led to a 32-20 halftime advantage. “We’ve won some big games this year, we’ve beaten some good teams,” said Lehman coach Brian Cutter, whose team had its four-game winning

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choice. We just want guys who want to be here. And we have a very good class coming in.” Recruits who had been eager to join the Lions, even trying to recruit other top players to Penn State, found themselves looking elsewhere after allegations of sexual abuse hit the university and Joe Paterno was fired. All but two members of Paterno’s former staff also departed after O’Brien was appointed two months later. Four of Penn State’s top targets from the fall – OL Joey O’Connor, DB Armani Reeves, DL Tommy Schutt and LB Camren Williams – are all expected to sign today with the Buckeyes. They will likely be joined in Columbus by Harrisburg-area defensive end Noah Spence,

MYTYCH’S METHOD In last weekend’s meet against Dallas, Wyoming Area fans were puzzled as to the method coach Steve Mytych was using for his two-time District 2 Class 2A champion Andy Schutz. Turns out, Mytych, the Warriors’ first-year mentor and very knowledgeable and experienced grappler, wanted Schutz to wrestle a bigger and taller opponent to start prepping for the postseason. Schutz weighed in at 134.5 pounds and was too heavy to wrestle at 132. Mytych bumped his grappler up to 145, where he faced a lanky Zach Macosky from Dallas. Schutz still managed a 6-2 victory and pleased his coach in the process. “You have to finish the right way. If you take the easy way out against a lesser guy that might work, but against a bigger guy you have to finish the right way every time. If you don’t, the weight will just outweigh the incorrect finish,”

Coughlin 39, Pittston Area 27 106 – Jamie Scarantino (PA) maj dec Bobby Hawkins 10-0; 113 – Billy Poray (Cou) tech fall Dave Deleo 16-1, 3:47; 120 – Tyler Lutecki (PA) pinned Ed Ciprich 2:59; 126 – Brandon Butry (Cou) maj dec Dan Gambini 10-2; 132 – Brad Rush (PA) pinned Zach Hinkle :33; 138 – Frankie Mahmoud (Cou) pinned Tyler Koval 1:58; 145 – Dom Gulius (Cou) pinned Kevin Wesolowski 1:17; 152 – Angelo Lussi (PA) tech fall Nick Davi 16-1, 4:32; 160 – Frank Ardo (PA) dec Troy Vannucchi 6-5; 170 – Paul Cole (Cou) dec Sam Falcone 6-2; 182 – Joey Parsnik (Cou) pinned Pat Nallin 2:18; 195 – John Olson (Cou) dec Eric Danaher 9-2; 220 – John Minich (PA) dec Jordan Phillips 3-0; 285 – Brad Emerick (Cou) pinned Chris Wesolowski :42 Note: Match started at 132 pounds.


Pittston Area’s John Minich, left, takes on Coughlin’s Jordan Phillips in the 220-pound bout Tuesday in Yatesville.

Lake-Lehman 65, Hanover Area 16 The Black Knights clinched at least a share of the WVC-II championship with an easy victory over the Hawkeyes. Lehman is 5-0 in the division and will win the title outright for the first time since its 2001 West Division crown with a victory over Wyoming Area tonight. Josh Sayre (132) and Bryan Carter (152) earned pins for LakeLehman, while Austin Harry won via tech fall at 126.

145. Woodall bumped Kevin Wesolowski away from Frankie Mahmoud at138 so he could face Dom Gulius in the dual’s third match. With the score tied 6-6 after falls from the Patriots’ Brad Rush (132) and Mahmoud (138), Gulius went out and pinned Wesolowski in the first period for an early 12-6 lead for Coughlin. “Wesolowski was giving up a lot of weight and we thought that was the better matchup than against Frank Mahmoud – which is a classic matchup because they’ve wrestled so much

– but we bumped him up and it didn’t work out for us very well,” Woodall said. “All-in-all it was a great match and Coughlin did everything right to win that match.” Back-to-back victories at 152 and 160 by Angelo Lussi (technical fall) and Frank Ardo (decision) gave Pittston Area a 14-12 advantage. But that was the last time the Patriots would lead in the contest. Ardo’s win was the most exciting of the night in a back-and-forth bout with Troy Vannucchi. Vannucchi took a 5-3

streak snapped. “That’s the biggest problem; we don’t always keep our head and stick to the game plan. If we would have done what we did in the first quarter, we would have been fine.” Lehman’s deliberate pace led to an 11-10 lead after the initial eight minutes. The final two Lehman points came when guard Kevin Bohan stumbled through his dribble and managed to push a pass to Jared James inside. But once GAR started rolling in the second, the momentum

carried into the third quarter. “Once we realized where we had to be on the floor against the gimmick (defense), we started putting points up,” GAR coach Paul Brown said. “They were trying to take Darrell out of the game, obviously. The problem is we have a couple other people who can score besides Darrell.” Matt Sharpe, Crawford’s backcourt mate, added 12 and forward Shaliek Powell tossed in 11. Obscured a bit in the running game was an inside battle between two guys better known for

their football skills – GAR’s 6foot-10, 340-pound Christian Skrepenak and Lehman’s 6-6, 315-pound Pete Borum. Borum had 13 points, a team high, compared to Skrepenak’s three. Skrepenak, though, won the rebound battle 7-5.


State recruits – TE J.P. Holtz (Pitt) and QB Skyler Mornhinweg (Florida) – will also be headed elsewhere. As a result, O’Brien and his new staff have had to scramble to round out the class, adding eight new names since taking over in early January. QB Steven Bench, DB Da’Quan Davis, OL Wendy Laurent, DB Jordan Lucas, RB Akeel Lynch, DL Evan Schwan, WR Jonathan Warner and DB Trevor Williams have all come aboard in the past month. And Penn State still had to sell the new program to the rest of the incoming class, including Valley View linebacker Nyeem Wartman and receiver Malik Golden, both of whom were considering a switch this past month. “I’ve had, the staff and myself, a very, very positive reaction from prospects and their families,” O’Brien said. “It’s been pretty ensuring to see. O’Brien has been limited in

the recruiting realm since his hiring. Much of his time has been tied up with his other job as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. He will spend signing day in Indianapolis as he helps the Patriots prepare for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI matchup against the New York Giants. O’Brien will take over fulltime at Penn State on Monday after flying back east. “This is about the Patriots this week,” O’Brien said Tuesday at Super Bowl media day. “I’m thrilled to be the head coach at Penn State, but I’m really focused on the Patriots and trying to do the best we can to put together a great game plan on Sunday. “I’ll get a fax of our signees. I already have a pretty good idea of who they’re going to be. Again, it’s really more about the Patriots (this week) and making sure we’re ready for practice, meetings and Sunday’s game. So it’s day-today.”

QB Steven Bench.............Cairo, Ga. DB Da’Quan Davis.......Towson, Md. DL Derek Dowrey...Winchester, Va. DL Brian Gaia ..........Baltimore, Md. WR Malik Golden...Cheshire, Conn. *TE Jesse James ........McKeesport OL Austin Johnson..Richland, N.J. DB Jake Kiley .New Hampton, N.H. OL Wendy Laurent.Princeton, N.J. WR Eugene Lewis ...Wilkes-Barre DB Jordan Lucas.Worcester, Mass. RB Akeel Lynch Athol Springs, N.Y. DL Jamil Pollard ......Westville, N.J. DL Evan Schwan............Harrisburg OL Anthony Stanko ..Warren, Ohio WR Jon Warner ........Camas, Wash. LB Nyeem Wartman......Archbald TE Brent Wilkerson.......Hyattsville, Md. DB Trevor Williams .Baltimore, Md. * - Already enrolled at PSU

who is one of the highest rated players at any position in the country. Spence never committed to Penn State but was widely considered a favorite to land with the Lions before the scandal broke. Two other former Penn

106 – Brad Glazenski (Han) maj dec John Tomasura 13-2; 113 – Jimmy Stuart (LL) won by forfeit; 120 – Zeb McMillan (LL) won by forfeit; 126 – Austin Harry (LL) tech fall Shane Elick 20-2; 132 – Josh Sayre (LL) pinned Chris Jones 3:26; 138 – Jake Winters (LL) won by forfeit; 145 – Josh Winters (LL) won by forfeit; 152 – Bryan Carter (LL) pinned Anthony Eck :53; 160 – Robert Wright (LL) won by forfeit; 170 – Nick Shelley (LL) won by forfeit; 182 – Steve Radzwilla (Han) won by forfeit; 195 – Derek Dragon (LL) won by forfeit; 220 – Dillon Ropietski (Han) won by forfeit; 285 – Jamie Aldrich (LL) won by forfeit

GAR (60): Francis 1 0-0 2, Crawford 7 0-0 17, Sharpe 5 2-6 12, Powell 5 0-1 11, Skrepenak 1 1-6 3, Ellis 3 0-0 6, Ricks 1 0-0 2, Dempsey 1 2-2 5, Harvey 1 0-0 2, Washington 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 5-15 60. LAKE-LEHMAN (37): Bohan 4 0-2 8, James 4 0-0 9, Poepperling 1 0-0 2, Dizbon 1 0-0 3, Borum 5 3-4 13, Hilllman 0 0-0 0, Novitski 0 0-0 0, Boyle 0 2-2 2, Spriggs 0 0-0 0, Katchko 0 0-0 0, Davenport 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 5-8 37. GAR............................................. 10 22 12 16 — 60 Lake-Lehman............................. 11 9 7 10 — 37 3-Point Field Goals— GAR 5 (Crawford 3, Powell, Dempsey); LL 2 (James, Dizbon)

Mytych said. “And that’s what he did to finish the match rather than just the guy falling over for you.” A RARE TREAT Wyoming Seminary spends most of its season traveling all over the country to take part in tournaments or dual meets. Today, the Blue Knights will travel less than four miles to Plymouth to face Wyoming Valley West, a rival in many other sports. Seminary is highly-ranked nationally by several outlets and already has three seniors committed to Division I programs next year in Dom Malone (Northwestern), A.J. Vizcarrondo (West Virginia) and Evan Botwin (Duke). Tonight’s meet will be the second time this season the Knights stayed in the area. They had a home meet on Jan. 7, but that was the same day as the WVC Tournament, which ironically was won by the Spartans.


Neighbors tangle for top spot tonight Misericordia, Wilkes engage in rematch of 28-point win by Colonels in conference opener. The Times Leader staff

One week later, and first place is back on the line. A four-game winning streak for Misericordia and back-to-back losses for Wilkes have opened up the Freedom Conference men’s basketball race, which continues when the local rivals face off at 8 p.m. today. The women’s teams will tip-off at 6 p.m. at Misericordia’s Anderson Center. Wilkes had raced out to first place by starting 6-0 in the league. But Eastern halted the run last Wednesday and the Colonels were then shocked by cellardwelling Delaware Valley on Saturday. The Colonels held a nine-point lead in the final minute over the weekend in Doylestown, but the host Aggies pulled out the comeback to force overtime, eventually winning 95-85. Last season, Wilkes endured a similar loss to the Aggies, only to bounce back and get a critical win at DeSales to help push the team into the playoffs. A Freedom Conference tournament berth remains likely for the Colonels (13-5, 6-2), who remain tied for first with Eastern (13-6, 6-2). Right behind both of them is Misericordia (13-6, 5-3). After a rocky start to January, the Cougars have rattled off four straight wins, including a muchneeded last-second victory against King’s on the road. The Colonels hammered Misericordia back in November’s conference opener by a score of

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rie Fine. Davis said players joked about it and it seemed to be an openly known fact that Laurie Fine had sex with basketball players. A lawyer for Laurie Fine said the accusations were “disgusting.” After Davis and his step-brother, Mike Lang, accused Bernie Fine of molesting them when they were boys, Boeheim vehemently defended his longtime friend and assistant coach. He said Davis was lying to cash in on the publicity generated by a sexual abuse scandal unfolding at Penn State University. The Hall of Fame coach later backed off, saying he based his defense on loyalty and two previous claims of abuse against Fine that authorities could not substantiate. Boeheim apologized after a third accuser came forward at the end of November and a years-old audiotape surfaced of a phone conversation between Davis and

W O M E N ’ S M AT C H U P WILKES (5-14, 0-8) No 3 13 21 32 24

Player Amanda Pawlowski Whitney Connolly Angela Palmerio Megan Kazmerski Allison Walsh

Pos G G G G F

Ht 5-2 5-7 5-8 5-8 5-10

PPG 3.8 8.8 5.2 12.9 7.8

Yr Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr.

MISERICORDIA (10-8, 6-2) No 10 13 15 00 33

Player Tyann McDaniel Hannah Seely Katie Drayton Jesse Robinson Christine Marks

Pos G G G G F/C

Ht 5-3 5-6 5-6 5-8 6-1

PPG 11.3 10.9 1.4 10.9 21.0

Yr Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

M E N ’ S M AT C H U P WILKES (13-5, 6-2) No 1 4 31 30 34

Player Jourdon Wilson Matt Mullins Jeremy Hartman Paul Huch Kendall Hinze

Pos G G G/F G/F C

Ht 5-10 6-1 6-3 6-5 6-5

PPG 10.9 15.8 3.6 15.1 13.9

Yr Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr.

MISERICORDIA (13-6, 5-3) No 10 12 33 23 21

Player Matt Greene Chris Undersinger Jeff Slanovec Ethan Eichhorst Steve Artzerounian

Pos G G G F F

Ht 5-9 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-5

PPG 8.4 5.1 9.8 17.3 10.8

Yr So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

78-50. Tonight’s game, however, will be at Misericordia, where the Cougars are 8-1 on the season. On the women’s side, Misericordia (10-8, 6-2) remains comfortably in the playoff picture after holding off FDU-Florham on Saturday, giving interim coach Dave Martin his first win with the team. The Lady Colonels (5-14, 0-8) snapped a recent nine-game slide with a non-conference win over Cedar Crest and are looking for their first league victory. Elsewhere, both the King’s women’s and men’s teams face big tests when they travel to Eastern tonight for games at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively. Laurie Fine that some have interpreted as Fine acknowledging Davis was abused by her husband. In December, Davis and Lang filed a slander suit in state court. The affidavit filed Monday repeatedly makes the point that Davis believes Boeheim knew or should have known what his players were up to. He also believes Boeheim should have backed his accusations. “He knew or purposefully chose to ignore Fine and his wife’s behavior,” Davis said in the affidavit. “He had every reason to know that I was telling the truth, but he instead lashed out at me and called me and my brother liars.” A lawyer for Boeheim did not return calls seeking comment. Kevin Quinn, a spokesman for the university said: “We will respond to the plaintiffs’ lawsuit and their various allegations at the appropriate time.” The court document also says Davis spoke directly to Bernie Fine about his wife’s sexual relationships with players and that “Bernie Fine did not react in the slightest.”












Comets clamp down to clinch win Season-best effort JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leader

Fazzini capped the quarter with a floating jumper, followed by a tenacious block at the other end of the court to close the half. “Our scoring came in pockets,” Atherton said. “Someone like Brady Gallagher hits a big three, or Mike Judge had a nice baseline drive. It kept some nice spacing for us, though.” The Comets pulled ahead for good in the fourth quarter on points scored off consecutive Pittston Area charging violations. Stravinski’s 12 points made him the only player in double digits for the Patriots. In total, Pittston Area produced a mere 12 field goals. “I think it was a little bit of a combination of a lot of things,” Pittston Area coach Al Kiesinger said. “They’re very good defensively. I thought we were lethargic on the offensive end tonight. “Offensively, I thought we had some looks. I thought we had too many looks we passed up, to be honest with you. But we’re passing instead of shooting the ball.” A lackluster offensive output overshadowed an otherwise strong defensive performance that pushed the Patriots’ losing streak to four consecutive games. “I thought defensively we did a nice job, holding them to 49 FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER points,” Kiesinger said. “Most games you should win if you Pittston Area’s Jordon Houseman jumps between two Crestwood could keep the other team to 49 players as he tries to get to the basket Tuesday. points.”

WRIGHT TWP. – Keeping a streaking shooter off his game is an art form. For Crestwood, it was a collective effort. The Comets’ stingy defense kept Pittston Area’s Steve Stravinski – fresh off a 36-point performance against Tunkhannock on Friday – to 12 points en route to a 4937 boys basketball victory over the Patriots. “I thought we did a good job. Our perimeter defense played well,” Crestwood coach Mark Atherton said. “Stravinski just came off that big game, too. I thought John Fazzini did a great job on him, and the whole team did a nice job coming off screens and helping John.” Crestwood’s defense stymied the Patriots, holding them scoreless through the first four minutes of the second and third quarters. Pittston Area scored six points off two three-pointers in the second quarter. “Defense is what we feed off of,” Atherton said. “Our energy was pretty good the whole time. You just try to hope Pittston doesn’t get runs. They’re an up-and-down team, and I thought we took away some of the things they like to do.” John Fazzini carried the Comets on both sides of the ball, leading all scorers with 18 points. Chris Fazzini chipped in with 12 points. Crestwood broke open a tied Crestwood 49, game with a seven-point run to Pittston Area 37 PITTSTON AREA (37): Houseman 2 3-4 8, start the second quarter. Chris

Schwab 1 1-2 4, Sklanka 1 0-0 3, McDermott 1 1-2 3, Stravinski 4 2-2 12, Gross 3 0-0 7. Totals: 12 7-10 37. CRESTWOOD (49): Gallagher 2 0-0 8, Jones 0 2-2 2, Wasco 0 2-3 2, Judge 2 0-0 4, Roberts 1 0-0 3, J. Fazzini 5 7-8 18, C. Fazzini 5 1-5 12, Prohaska

0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 14-20 49. Pittston Area ................................. 10 6 10 11 — 37 Crestwood..................................... 10 9 13 17 — 49 3-Point Field Goals— PA 6 (Stravinski 2, Gross, Sklanka, Houseman, Schwab); CRE 5 (Gallagher 2, Roberts, J. Fazzini, C. Fazzini)


Holy Redeemer girls remain perfect

The Times Leader staff

HAZLETON—In a matchup between two undefeated teams, the Holy Redeemer girls squad came away with a 106-80 victory against Hazleton Area on Tuesday. The Royals were paced by Rachel Finnegan, who set pool records with her victories in the 100 fly (1:01.05) and the 100 back (1:01.28). The team of Julie Ann Mahle, Bethany Chmil, and Elizabeth and Rachel Finnegan broke another pool record with its time of 1:53.31 in the 200 medley relay. The Royals also clinched a pool record in the 200 free relay when Bethany Chmil, Melissa Cruz, Lucy Reilly and Elizabeth Finnegan posted a time of 1:44.31. For Hazleton Area, Felicia Grego set a team record with her 1:01.28 performance in the 100 breaststroke. Holy Redeemer will clinch a conference championship with a win over Dallas on Feb. 7. 200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HR, (Julie Ann Mahle, Bethany Chmil, Rachel Finnegan, Elizabeth Finnegan) 1:53.31; 2. HAZ; 3. HAZ; 200 FREE – 1. HAZ, Shaina Grego 2:05.72; 2. HAZ,

Shelby Sanko; 3. HR, Lucy Reilly; 200 IM – 1. HAZ, Felicia Grego 2:16.77; 2. HR, Mahle; 3. HR, B. Chmil; 50 FREE – 1. HR, E. Finnegan 25.26; 2. HAZ, Hailey Kendall; 3. HAZ, Doni Matrone; DIVING – 1. HR, Olivia Vitali 206.35; 2. HR, Kelsey Williams; 3. HAZ, Kayla Jadush; 100 FLY – 1. HR, R. Finnegan 1:01.05; 2. HAZ, Becca Yannes; 3. HR, Nell Chmil; 100 FREE – 1. HAZ, Sanko 57.41; HR, Melissa Cruz; 3. HR, Reilly; 500 FREE – 1. HAZ, S. Grego 5:35.32; 2. HR, Alexa Kalafut; 3. HAZ, Alex Podlesney; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. HR, (B. Chmil, Cruz, Reilly, E. Finnegan) 1:44.31; 2. HAZ; 3. HR; 100 BACK – 1. HR, R. Finnegan 1:01.28; 2. HR, Mahle; 3. HAZ, Yannes; 100 BREAST – 1. HAZ, F. Grego 1:11.49; 2. HR, B. Chmil, 3. HAZ, Katelynn Pleban; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. HR, (R. Finnegan, Reilly, Cruz, Mahle) 3:54.21; 2. HAZ; 3. HR.

Hanover Area 110, Lake-Lehman 67

Kayla Keating placed first in the 50 free (26.72) and the 100 breast (1:18.10) to lead Hanover Area to a victory against LakeLehman. Sami Sabol (200 free, 100 fly) and Amanda Lopez (200 IM, 100 back) each notched two wins for Lake-Lehman.

200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HAN, (Sara Belles, Brianna Good, Kim Pericci, Kayla Keating) 2:07.21; 2. LEH; 3. HAN; 200 FREE – 1. LEH, Sami Sabol 2:08.59; 2. HAN, Johnna McGovern; 3. LEH, Sam Sharon; 200 IM – 1. LEH, Amanda Lopez 2:40.43; 2. HAN, B. Good; 3. HAN, Gabby Keating; 50 FREE – 1. HAN, K. Keating 26.72; 2. LEH, Jolisa Copeman; 3. HAN, M. Good; DIVING – 1. LEH, Brinley Williams 192.80; 2. HAN, Ashlynn Heller; 3. LEH, Amanda Mathers; 100 FLY – 1. LEH, Sabol 1:05.87; 2. HAN, Pericci; 100 FREE – 1. HAN, B. Good 1:01.86; 2. HAN, Belles; 3. LEH, Sharon; 500 FREE – 1. HAN, McGovern 6:32.02; 2. HAN, Marsha Geiser; 3. LEH, Lindsay Williams; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. HAN, (Belles M. Good, McGovern, Pericci)

1:57.32; 2. HAN; 3. LEH; 100 BACK ��� 1. LEH, Lopez 1:10.67; 2. HAN, Belles; 3. HAN, M. Good; 100 BREAST – 1. HAN, K. Keating 1:18.10; 2. HAN, Caitlyn Bogart; 3. HAN, M. Good; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. HAN, (Pericci, McGovern, B. Good, K. Keating) 4:17.72; 2. LEH; 3. HAN.

5:10.70; 2. HAZ, Cunningham; 3. HR, Evans; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. HAZ, (Steiner, Genetti, Hicks, Cunningham) 1:36.19; 2. HR; 3. HAZ; 100 BACK – 1. HR, Smith 59.74; 2. HAZ, Hicks; 3. HR, Lehman; 100 BREAST – 1. HR, Vrabec; 2. HAZ, Gennetti; 3. HAZ, Farley; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. HAZ, (Cunningham, Farley, Valkusky, Paisley) 3:30.37.


Hanover Area 87, Lake-Lehman 50

Hazleton Area 107, Holy Redeemer 73

Ryan Paisley contributed to three record-breaking performances as Hazleton Area won. Paisley set records in the 200 IM (2:03.48) and the 100 free (48.26). He also teamed with Tyler Farley, Troy Valkusky and Jeff Hicks to set a team record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:43.65. For Holy Redeemer, Michael Pahlen took the diving competition while Cody Smith (100 backstroke) and Terry Vrabec (100 breaststroke) also won events.

200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HAZ, (Ryan Paisley, Tyler Farley, Troy Valkusky, Jeff Hicks) 1:43.65; 2. HR; 3. HAZ; 200 FREE – 1. HAZ, Valkusky 1:53.05; 2. HAZ, Dan Cunningham; 3. HR, George Evans; 200 IM – 1. HAZ, Paisley 2:03.48; 2. HR, Cody Smith; 3. HAZ, Dakota Jespersen; 50 FREE – 1. HAZ, Farley 23.96; 2. HR, Mike Dubinski; 3. HAZ, Stephen Genetti; DIVING – 1. HR, Michael Pahlen 234.7; 2. HAZ, Edward Kovac; 100 FLY – 1. HAZ, Hicks 59.30; 2. HR, Terry Vrabec; 3. HAZ, Pat Lehman; 100 FREE – 1. HAZ, Paisley 48.26; 2. HR, Dubinski; 3. HAZ, Kyle Steiner; 500 FREE – 1. HAZ, Valkusky

Carl Daubert swam strong and picked up individual wins in the 50 free and the 100 free to help Hanover Area past Lake-Lehman. Jayce Temperine (100 fly, 100 back) and Adam Zapotok (200 free, 500 free) each contributed with two first place finishes. For Lake-Lehman, Connor Daly finished first in the 200 IM (2:24.05) and the 100 breast (1:14.07).

200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HAN, (Carl Daubert, Jayce Temperine, Dave Williams, Tim Saltz) 2:02.75; 2. LEH; 200 FREE – 1. HAN, Adam Zapotok 2:39.43; 2. HAN, Christian Tenza; 3. HAN, Jared Jones; 200 IM – 1. LEH, Connor Daly 2:24.05; 2. HAN, Williams; 50 FREE – 1. HAN, Daubert 26.80; 2. LEH, Chris Edkins; 3. HAN, Saltz; DIVING – 1. LEH, Matthew Edkins; 2. LEH, Dustin Zeiter; 100 FLY – 1. HAN, Temperine 1:07.39; 100 FREE – 1. HAN, Daubert 1:00.98; 2. HAN, Saltz; 3. LEH, C. Edkins; 500 FREE – 1. HAN, Zapotok 6:54.35; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. LEH, (Jon Ellenberger, C. Edkins, M. Edkins, Daly) 1:52.82; 2. HAN; 100 BACK – 1. HAN, Temperine 1:06.19; 2. LEH, M. Edkins; 3. LEH, Dustin Zuler; 100 BREAST – 1. LEH, Daly 1:14.07; 2. HAN, Williams; 3. HAN, Jones; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. HAN, (Temperine, Daubert, Zapotok, Williams) 4:11.47.


Strong finishing kick for Mounts; Spartans set marks in a contest seemingly made for such a moment. The two teams traded the DALLAS – While the Wyoming Valley West boys swim team lead five times during the meet, was busy turning in four record- neither taking a lead bigger setting performances in a meet than five points. Even when the Spartans managed to finish first against Dallas, it was the girls in the final three events, the teams that provided the real Mountaineers scored secondexcitement of the meet. and third-place points and, in Holding a three-point lead entering the final event, Dallas one instance, did so in recordsetting fashion. needed to prevent Wyoming In the 100 backstroke, Dallas’ Valley West from placing two Kaylin Augustine swam to a relay teams in the top-three of school record of 1:05, finishing the 400 freestyle relay. Thanks second and earning four of the to Sarah Fasulka’s effort swimeight points scored by the ming third leg for her quartet, Mountaineers in the event. The the Mountaineers finished second and third, picking up six finish proved a testament to the squad’s desire to win, no matter points to secure a 93-92 win how the points are scored. over the Spartans. “I think they’re going to take “That third leg of the race away a lot of confidence from was huge for us,” Dallas coach this,” Mosier said. “I think Romayne Mosier said. “Before they’re going to see that they that last race, I told the girls can come together as a team that we could do this, that we and really accomplish a lot.” could still win it if we gave it The Wyoming Valley West our best.” Fasulka’s decisive effort came boys team didn’t need any By MATTHEW SHUTT For The Times Leader

dramatics but certainly enjoyed a team effort in a 118-67 win. The Spartans set four pool records in the victory. “We’ve been getting the pool in the morning and again in the evening,” Wyoming Valley West coach Frank Tribendis said. “We’ve been pushing pretty hard in practice lately so it’s good to see some results out of it, to see that extra work paying off.” Colin Vest scored 329.45 points in diving and Ed Zawatski finished the 50 freestyle in 21.60 seconds to set individual records. Zawatski led off the 200 medley relay team that also included Paine Fleisher, Thomas Missal and Cory Himlin that finished in 1:42. Missal and Zawatski were also part of a 400 freestyle relay team that included Robert Jacobs and Alex Himlin. They finished in 3:26 to cap the boys side of the meet.


Wyo. Valley West 118, Dallas 67 200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. WVW (Zawatski, Fleisher, Missal, Himlin) 1:42, 2. WVW, 3. DAL; 200 FREE – 1. DAL Wagner, 1:52, 2. WVW Greenwald, 3. WVW Jacobs; 200 IM – 1. DAL Matusiak 2:09, 2. WVW Missal, 3. WVW Fleisher; 50 FREE – 1. WVW Zawatski, 21.6, 2. DAL Chielli, 3. WVW Taren; DIVING – 1. WVW Vest 329.45, 2. WVW Ismail, 3. DAL Madaya; 100 FLY – 1. DAL Chielli, 55.9, 2. WVW Missal, 3. WVW Yeninas; 100 FREE – 1. WVW Zawatski 48.9, 2. DAL Stepniak, 3. WVW Himlin; 500 FREE – 1. DAL Wagner 5:09, 2. WVW Greenwald, 3. WVW Jacobs; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. DAL (Stepniak, Matusiak, Wagner, Chielli) 1:32, 2. WVW, 3. WVW; 100 BACK – 1. WVW Himlin 59.2, 2. DAL Stepniak, 3. WVW Klemish; 100 BREAST – 1. WVW Fleisher 1:05, 2. DAL Luksic, 3. DAL Matusiak; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. WVW (Missal, Jacobs, Himlin, Zawatski) 3:26, 2. DAL, 3. WVW.


Dallas 93, Wyo. Valley West 92 200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. WVW (Plant, Gaylets, Pavlick, Fishe) 2:07, 2. DAL, 3. DAL; 200 FREE – 1. DAL Barry 2:08, 2. WVW Holena, 3. DAL Berger; 200 IM – 1. DAL Lindsey, 2:30, 2. WVW Plant, 3. WVW Galyets; 50 FREE – 1. WVW Fishe 25.9, 2. DAL Adams, 3. WVW Ellsworth; DIVING – 1. DAL Zerfoss 244.35, 2. WVW Zabresky, 3. DAL Luzetski, 100 FLY – 1. WVW Hanadel 28.7, 2. DAL Augustine, 3. DAL Lindsey; 100 FREE – 1. WVW Fishe 58.8, 2. WVW Ellsworth, 3. WVW Chapman; 500 FREE – 1. DAL Barry 5:49, 2. WVW Holena, 3. WVW Chipego; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. DAL (Augustine, Adams, Kelly, Barry) 1:49, 2. WVW, 3. DAL; 100 BACK – 1. WVW Hanadel 1:04, 2. DAL Augustine, 3. DAL Lombardo; 100 BREAST – 1. WVW Gaylets 1:20, 2. DAL Adams, 3. DAL Fasulka; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. WVW (Fishe, Plant, Holena, Hanadel) 3:56, 2. DAL, 3. DAL.

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WILKES-BARRE – Marcus Cobb and Nate Oliver each netted 20 points to lead Coughlin to a 76-63 victory over Wyoming Valley West in Wyoming Valley Conference Division I boys basketball Tuesday. Phil Trout followed with 13 points for the Crusaders, whose point total was their highest of the season. For the Spartans, Jaquan Ingram scored 20 points while James McCann contributed with 16 points. Jonathan Gimble had 13 points.

WYOMING VALLEY WEST (63): McCann 5 5-5 16, Hoinski 3 0-0 6, Ingram 7 6-6 20, Gimble 5 5-8 13, C.McCue 0 0-1 0, Baur 1 0-0 2, Gibson 0 3-4 3. Totals 23 19-24 63. COUGHLIN (76): Heffers 1 2-2 5, Cobb 7 5-8 20, Davis 4 0-0 8, Trout 2 8-10 13, Flaherty 1 0-0 2, McDonald 3 0-0 6, Oliver 6 6-8 20. Totals 24 21-28 76. Wyoming Valley West ................... 10 10 22 23 — 63 Coughlin ............................................ 21 17 16 22 — 76 3-Point Field Goals— WVW 1 (McCann); COU 7 (Heffers, Cobb, Trout, Oliver 4)

Meyers 71, Hanover Area 49

Ryan Krawczeniuk and Eugene Lewis each scored 13 points to lead Meyers to a victory over Hanover Area. Fabian Smith and Rasheed Moore followed with 12 points apiece. For Hanover, Jacob Barber tallied a game-high 19 points. Michael Steve and Troy Everetts each contributed with 10 points.

HANOVER AREA (49): Wickizer 1 0-0 2, Bennett 2 0-0 5, Bogart 0 0-0 0, Kerestes 1 0-0 2, Hoolick 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-0 0, Barber 7 3-3 19, Everetts 4 2-3 10, Sharif 0 1-2 1, Marcincavage 0 0-0 0, Steve 4 1-3 10. Totals 19 7-11 49. MEYERS (71): Smith 5 0-0 12, Pape 1 0-0 2, Kendra 0 0-0 0, Krawczeniuk 4 5-7 13, Szafran 2 0-0 4, Moore 6 0-1 12, Johnson 2 0-0 6, Pittman 0 0-0 0, Smallcomb 0 0-0 0, Havard 1 0-0 2, Steward 3 1-2 7, Labatch 0 0-0 0, Wilson 0 0-0 0, Lewis 6 1-1 13. Totals 30 7-11 71. Hanover Area................................... 7 9 12 21 — 49 Meyers............................................... 25 24 14 8 — 71 3-Point Field Goals— HA 4 (Berber 2, Steve, Bennett); MEY 4 (Smith 2, Johnson 2)

Dallas 55, Berwick 45

Shane Dunn netted 18 points to lead Dallas to a win over Berwick. Jason Simonovich followed with 14 points. For the Bulldogs, Eric May finished with 12 points.

BERWICK (45): Melito 1 0-0 2, Edwards 1 0-0 2, Gaizick 2 2-2 6, Clausen 1 0-0 2, May 4 1-2 12, Curry 0 0-0 0, Ladonis 4 1-2 9, Morales 0 0-0 0, Pierce 1 0-0 2, Fenstemacher 0 0-0 0, Gensel 3 0-2 7, Dalo 1 1-2 3. Totals 18 5-10 45. DALLAS (55): Behm 3 0-0 6, Brace 1 0-0 2, B. Saba 4 1-2 9, Simonovich 6 2-4 14, Dunn 7 4-8 18, M. Saba 0 0-1 0, Ross 1 3-4 6, Ostrum 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 10-19 55. Berwick.............................................. 14 11 8 12 — 45 Dallas ................................................. 13 14 13 15 — 55 3-Point Field Goals— BER 4 (May 3, Gensel); DAL 1 (Ross)

Hazleton Area 75, Tunkhannock 58

Travis Buckner finished with a game-high 30 points as Hazleton Area earned a win over Tunkhannock. Tyler Plaksa followed with 16 points. For Tunkhannock, James Hawk netted 22 points. Brian Stephenson had 12 points while Austin Yanora chipped in with 10. TUNKHANNOCK (58): Christy 0 0-1 0, Zaner 0 0-0 0, Faux 1 0-0 3, DeWitt 1 0-1 2, Yanora 3 2-2 10, Franklin 3 1-1 7, Stephenson 6 0-0 12, Hawk 9 4-5

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ball team and broadcaster of WVC and Heartland Conference events for WHLM radio. “It’s always going to be there, and it could grow to something that could prohibit a broadcaster from coming to games. “It’s really unprecedented.” It could actually be a bargain. The New York City Board of Education recently negotiated a deal with Cablevision, owner of MSG Network and MSG Varsity network, for the broadcast rights to the city schools’ home sporting events for a sum of $500,000 over the next two years. “The $25 fee, we feel, is minimal,” Honeywell said. “But every little bit helps us. When you take $50 here, $100 there, $200 … it all adds up. There’s all kinds of expenses when you have a game. There are costs that this could offset. The host school is empowered by the WVC to waive or adjust fees as it seesfit.Thefeeissimplyseenbythe league as a countermeasure for lost revenue at the gate. “When we discussed the impact of televised broadcasts, we reached a consensus that they cost us about 150 adults,” Honeywell said of football. “Looking at $4 per ticket, we thought that was a fair number. We’re not trying to gouge anybody. It’sincumbentonustolookatallrevenue sources.” During the football season, there

22, Bevan 1 0-0 2, Kristunas 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 7-8 58. HAZLETON AREA (75): Plaksa 7 2-3 16, Biasi 3 1-2 7, Joseph 0 2-2 2, Hernandez 0 0-0 0, Pataki 0 0-0 0, Vito 4 0-1 9, Wright 1 0-0 2, Hauze 1 0-0 2, Gil 1 0-0 3, Barlow 0 0-0 0, Buckner 13 2-5 30, Samec 2 0-0 4. Totals 32 7-13 75. Tunkhannock ................................... 14 13 15 16 — 58 Hazleton Area.................................. 15 24 26 10 — 75 3-Point Field Goals— TUN 3 (Yanora 2, Faux); HA 4 (Buckner 2, Vito, Gil)

Holy Redeemer 42, Wyoming Area 26

Chris Choman netted 10 points to lead Holy Redeemer to a road win against Wyoming Area. For Wyoming Area, Mike Carey led his team with eight points.

HOLY REDEEMER (42): DeRemer 1 0-0 3, Boutanos 1 0-0 3, Wallace 3 3-4 9, Medico 0 0-0 0, Kane 1 0-0 2, Cavanaugh 3 1-2 9, Ell 2 0-0 4, Banas 0 0-0 0, Morrison 0 0-0 0, Choman 4 2-2 10, Prociak 0 2-6 2. Totals 15 8-14 42. WYOMING AREA (26): Adonizio 0 1-2 1, Gushka 0 0-0 0, Newhart 0 0-0 0, Vullo 3 0-0 9, Je. Zezza 0 0-0 0, Jo. Zezza 1 0-0 2, Walkowiak 1 0-0 2, Carey 3 0-0 8, Klus 0 2-2 2, Driving Hawk 0 0-0 0, Kirby 0 0-0 0, Chupka 2 0-1 4. Totals 10 3-5 26. Holy Redeemer ................................. 11 4 10 17 — 42 Wyoming Area ................................... 10 2 7 7 — 26 3-Point Field Goals— HR 2 (Cavanaugh 2); WA 3 (Carey 2, Vullo)

Wyoming Seminary 38, MMI Prep 34

Wyoming Seminary held MMI Prep scoreless in the first quarter and allowed Prep just five points throughout the first half in a win at home. E.J. Flippen led the Blue Knights with 10 points. Brad Sedor and Seth Callahan each chipped in with seven. MMI’s Charlie Karchner led all scorers with 17 points.

MMI PREP (34): Kollar 3 2-2 8, Rogers 1 0-0 3, Wenner 0 1-2 1, Marchetti 0 0-0 0, Connors 3 0-0 8, Karchner 7 17, Gera 0 0-0 0, Kupsho 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 3-4 34. WYOMING SEMINARY (38): Hwang 2 0-1 4, Flippen 3 4-5 10, Gonzalez 1 0-0 3, Sedor 3 1-3 7, Lefkowitz 0 2-3 2, Callahan 2 1-2 7, Barilla 2 1-2 5. Totals 13 9-16 38. MMI Prep .......................................... 0 5 14 15 — 34 Wyoming Seminary........................ 11 11 6 10 — 38 3-Point Field Goals— MMI 6 (Karchner 3, Connors 2, Rogers); WS 2 (Callahan 2, Gonzalez)

Northwest 53, Nanticoke 32

Northwest took control in the second quarter to post its second win of the season over Nanticoke. Devon Mazonkey had 17 and Chris Foley 14 for the Rangers. Kevin Cragle added 10. Kevin Zaykoski had 14 for Nanticoke.

NANTICOKE (32): Yudichak 0 0-0 0, Reakes 0 2-2 2, Zaykoski 6 1-1 14, Myers 0 0-0 0, Casey 2 3-4 7, Bevan 3 1-2 8, Matulewski 0 0-0 0, Seise 0 0-0 0, Malashefski 0 1-2 1, Williams 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 8-11 32. NORTHWEST (53): Mazonkey 7 2-2 17, Foley 6 1-5 14, Yustat 2 0-0 6, Nelson 1 0-0 2, Cragle 4 0-0 10, Sirak 0 0-0 0, Tomko 0 0-0 0, Volkel 0 2-2 2, Feno 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 5-11 53. Nanticoke............................................. 7 5 12 8 — 32 Northwest ............................................ 6 15 15 17 — 52 3-Point Field Goals— NAN 2 (Zaykoski, Bevan); NWT 6 (Mazonkey, Foley, Yustat 2, Cragle 2)


Despite a team-high 22 points and 17 rebounds from Nicole Maximowicz, LCCC was unable to defeat Harrisburg. Michelle Bugonowicz followed with 17 points while Chelsea Cormier chipped in with 10 points. are at least10 outlets handling radio broadcasts for WVC games and as many as five television outlets. But the struggles of economically challenged schools are not the problem of broadcasters. WNEP dropped coverage of the Schuylkill League basketball championship this year because of the imposition ofarightsfeethatwasnotinplacein 2011. Others could follow suit with coverage changes. “I don’t think people are staying home to listen to games on the radio,” Doyle said. “You could probably argue that a televised game, especiallywhentheweatherisinclement, could cost you some people.” There has been little made in the past about rights fees, which are standard when the postseason begins. A District 2 football playoff game can cost from $1,500 to $3,000 to televise, and an Eastern Conference game could fetch $1,500. PIAA tournament fees could go as high as $3,500. “We’re looking at the best interest of the kids,” Honeywell said. “We’re not going to make everybody happy. Wilkes-Barre cut junior high programs. We had a 10 percent budget cut. Schools are charging players to play. “We’re not just picking on (broadcasters). They’re allowed to make money. And they are making money. They are not in the business to lose money. We knew it would not be taken lightly, but we want them to respect our decision. Our students and our schools are our top priority.”










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stadium and listen to the interviews over a headset. “We can’t hear all of the questions, so we have to guess,” said Lee Clifford, who brought his sons, 10-year-old Ben and 8-yearold Nick. “I guess lots of people can get a pass to a media event.” Even people who carry their own disco ball, as the camera crew from Telemundo did. Media day has never been the stuff of Woodward and Bernstein. But it’s gone from off-the-wall to downright goofy in recent years, the tipping point coming four years ago when a reporter from Mexico’s TV Azteca showed up in a wedding dress from a slasher movie in hopes of winning Tom Brady’s heart. Imagine asking Vince Lombardi if he could name three Kardashians. Gronkowski actually did pretty well — he got Kim and Khloe right away, but needed a few more seconds to come up with Kourtney. Or getting John Elway to salsa dance, as New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz did with singer Ciara. There were no brides or proposals for Brady this year, although the fashion-conscious QB did talk about having his nails painted. “They were pretty easy on me,” Brady said when asked what it was like to grow up with three older sisters. “They dressed me up a few times in their clothes and painted my nails once, but it was nice.” Most of the players were good sports about the whole thing, knowing what they were in for when they arrived at Lucas Oil Stadium. Even the normally dour Belichick managed a chuckle or two. “It’s kind of catching me off guard,” Patriots cornerback Sterling Moore said. “I definitely thought he’d be a little more strict in his interviews.” He might have been a little more cranky if he’d heard Welker when the receiver was asked if he knew how to spell Belichick’s last name.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waves to the crowd after participating in Tuesday’s media day in Indianapolis.

“Tough one. B-E-L-I-C-H-I,” Welker said, and then paused. “K. Wait, that right? Is it CK?” Told Belichick’s name ended in “CK,” Welker smacked his head. Umenyiora fared better with the other Elis, naming Plaxico Burress’ little boy, Elijah. As for Gronkowski and Madonna, he wasn’t crazy for that question. Silly stuff, to be sure. But the fans loved every minute of it. Parents let their kids skip school — Zane Bishop, a high school senior, had his head buried in a book during the break, cramming for his AP Government exam Wednesday — and the tickets were in such high demand people were actually scalping them. “It’s such an intimate experience,” said Nick Lowery, a Patriots fan who drove from Columbia, Mo. “This is really cool.” Unlike the NFL draft, when rowdy New Yorkers waste no opportunity to heckle picks and boo players, the fans were on their best behavior. Most in the crowd of 7,300 were Colts fans, with many sporting Peyton Man-

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SUPER BOWL NOTEBOOK what if he breaks free for long touchdowns after grabbing acrobatic receptions? If you want to know the secret to the success of Wes Welker and the New England Patriots, it may be right under your nose. Or his. His good-luck mustache. “Somebody on Twitter told me, ‘you know, every time you’ve gone with the mustache we haven’t lost a game,’ “ Welker said Tuesday, “And so I was like, ‘you know what, you’re right. Time for a playoff ‘stache.’ So this has kind of been the deal and it’s gotten us to this point so we got to keep on rocking it.” Welker said he sported a mustache for about a month during the 2007 season. The Patriots were 18-0 before their quest for a perfect season ended with a 17-14 loss to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. NOT JOCK ROCK To celebrate their touchdowns at home, the Patriots have been playing a cover version of the song “Rock and Roll Part II.” Don’t expect to hear it Sunday at the Super Bowl. The NFL controls the music played during the game, according to league spokesman Brian McCarthy, and that song, written and recorded by Gary Glitter in 1972, won’t be heard at the game. In 2006, the league advised its teams not to use the Glitter version after the artist whose real name is Paul Gadd was jailed in 2006 for molesting two girls in Vietnam. Gadd has been listed as a sex offender since 1999 in Britain. Some teams also have used a version of the song by other artists at their games.

Excellent opportunityEstablished Restaurant for sale in busy shop ctr. Business only. MLS#11-2782 PAT G 788-7514

6000+ SF former furniture store, plus apt. & lots more space. High traffic area. Combined w/12 Davenport. MLS#11-3865 RAE DZIAK 714-9234

Currently business on 1st flr, 3 BR apt. on 2nd flr. Lg garage in rear w/storage. Owner financing or lease purchase available. MLS#11-4015 ANDY 714-9225

High traffic Route 11 w/6000 SF Showroom/Garage, & Apt above. MLS#11-2106 ANITA REBER 788-7501

4 Sty brick office bldg, more Great location for professional 3 BR, Ranch w/gar+ Great location on busy Rte Prime location Established turn-key office. Private drive in rear. Zoned C-3. attached bldg. Zoned HWY COMM. Ideal ZONED HWY COMMERCIAL- 4 BR Cape 309! Office Bldg w/1500 SF of space than half rented. High traffic area. 2 lots restaurant w/2 apts. Business & included for pkg. MLS#11-1045 Property being sold "as is". MLS#10-4362 for office or sm business. MLS#10-4367 Cod on 100x556 lot. MLS#11-229 & 2270 SF warehouse. MLS#11-2094 building priced to sell! MLS#11-130 TINA 714-9251 ANDY 714-9225 or MARGY 696-0891 RAE 714-9234 ANITA REBER 788-7501 RAE 714-9234 ANDY 714-9225

Well built 2 story - 8000 SF bldg. Prime location/high traffic area. Add’l pkg available. 1st flr office/commercial space & 2 apts on 2nd flr. MLS#11-508 RHEA SIMMS 696-6677

- MOVE-IN READY - MOTIVATED 5700 SF in Prime downtown SELLER. Use the entire bldg or rent space location. Suitable for office/residence. Full out. 10 offices, 3 baths, OSP. MLS#11-4371 basement, private parking, Zoned C3. TRACEY 696-0723 or JUDY 714-9230 MLS#11-345 MARGY 696-0891

3.895 Acres on W-B Blvd- 700 front feet provides excellent exposure. Utilities, access road, possible KOZ opportunity. MLS#111346 VIRGINIA ROSE 2889371

Lg Commercial warehouse & office space w/over 3.5 acres. Owner financing or lease purchase available. MLS#11-4014 ANDY 714-9225

Outstanding brick bldg! Parking for 7-10 cars. MLS#08-2790 PEG 714-9247

Commercial opportunity awaits your business. Main flr is 10,000 SF w/offices, reception area & rest rms. 2nd flr storage. Plenty of pkg on this 4.62 acre parcel. MLS#10-1110 JUDY 714-9230

Turnkey restaurant/bar. Liquor license & inventory included + 3 Apts. MLS#11-3895 MIKE 970-1100 or BETTY 970-1119

Established restaurant/bar. Equip & liquor license included + 3 Apts. MLS#11-3896 MIKE 970-1100 or BETTY 970-1119

Creative business investment opportunity. 10,000 SF bldg on 3 acres. MLS#11-3121 SUSAN LONGO 714-9264

Prime location former Convention Hall. Wonderful opportunity for professional offices. Pkg for 100+ cars. Zoned Hwy Business. MLS#11-3654 MARGY SIMMS 6960891

Rental space - office & Attractive office space 32,000SF, Prime Location Prime location on 2800 SF Office bldg w/3 bay 30+ parking, including trailer spaces warehouse, 500SF to 15000SF. MLS#09- in excellent condition. Good visibility. 1900SF - 12 pkg spaces. MLS#09- Memorial Hwy. Unique space-many garage. Plenty of pkg. Visible from Rt 2115 For "rent" only. MLS#10-4503 MLS#08-1305 3085 possibilities. Zoning B-2. MLS#11-669 309 & 81. MLS#11-851 MATT 714-9229 BARBARA M 696-0883 VIRGINIA ROSE 288-9371 MARGY 696-0891 MARK 696-0724 JUDY 714-9230













Rays ship Offense awakens as Upset eludes Nittany Lions IF Canzler Knicks blast Pistons to Indians The Associated Press

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND — The Indians have added an MVP to their roster, and a possible replacement at first base. Cleveland acquired versatile Russ Canzler, a Hazleton native and the top player in the International League last season, on Tuesday from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash. The 25-yearold Canzler played four positions — right and left field, third and first Canzler base — last season for Triple-A Durham, where he batted .314 with 18 homers and 83 RBIs in 131 games for the Bulls. Canzler made his major league debut for the Rays on Sept. 11 and had one hit in three games. He was expected to be on Tampa Bay’s roster this season, however, the club re-signed first baseman Carlos Pena and free agent infielder Jeff Keppinger, making Canzler the odd man out. The Rays designated him for assignment last week after signing Keppinger. Canzler led the International League in doubles (40) and slugging percentage (.530), finished second in runs (78) and third in hits (149). He appeared in 41 games in right field, 33 in left, 40 at third base and 17 at first. He could be an answer at first for the Indians, who have been deeply disappointed in Matt LaPorta. The two may compete for the starting job at first this spring, and Canzler’s versatility could help him win a utility spot with Cleveland. Canzler was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2004 and signed as a minor league free agent by Tampa Bay before last season.

quarter and eventually led by as much as 18 in the fourth. George, who shot 8 of 11 in this one, scored 21 points to lead the Pacers to a 108-94 win against the Nets on Jan. 2.

Celtics 93, Cavaliers 90 CLEVELAND — Paul Pierce scored 20 points, Ray Allen had 12 in the third quarter and the Boston Celtics avenged a disappointing loss to Cleveland two days ago by barely holding off the Cavaliers. The Celtics, who blew an 11-point lead at home Sunday in the final four minutes and lost by one, led by 22 late in the third quarter.

Hawks 100, Raptors 77 TORONTO — Joe Johnson Pacers 106, Nets 99 needed just three quarters to match his season high with 30 INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored a career-high 24 points, Tracy McGrady scored 15 against his former team and points to lead the Indiana the Atlanta Hawks recorded Pacers in a win over the New their sixth consecutive victory Jersey Nets. over the Raptors, beating Danny Granger had 21 Toronto. points and seven rebounds Atlanta’s leading scorer, and Roy Hibbert had 18 points Johnson has averaged 30 and 14 rebounds for the Pacpoints in his past four games ers, who went on a 12-0 run against Toronto. midway through the third


Memorabilia stolen from Cappelletti The Associated Press

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Southern California authorities are investigating the theft of sports memorabilia and jewelry from the home of former football star John Cappelletti, the 1973 Heisman Trophy winner from Penn State. Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said Tuesday that the burglary occurred on or around Jan. 20 at Cappelletti’s home in Laguna Niguel. Amormino says he cannot say

specifically what items were taken but they do relate to Cappelletti’s playing days at Penn State and NFL years with the Los Angeles Rams and the San Diego Chargers. The spokesman says Cappelletti released a statement describing some of the items as irreplaceable and saying he would consider offering a reward for their return. Burglaries are not common in Laguna Niguel, an upscale community about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Illinois 42, No. 9 Michigan St. 41 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Brandon Paul shook off a poorshooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a victory over No. 9 Michigan State. Paul had two chances to extend the lead for the Illini (16-6, 5-4 Big Ten) but he missed the front end of 1-and-1s with 26 seconds and 11 seconds to play. No. 1 Kentucky 69, Tennessee 44


Penn State’s Jermaine Marshall (11) and Wisconsin’s Jared Berggren go for the ball in the second half Tuesday in State College.

Vander Blue scored 16 points LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshand Darius Johnson-Odom man Anthony Davis had 18 added 14 for the Golden Eagles points, eight rebounds and (19-4, 8-2 Big East), who exseven blocked shots as toptended their winning streak to ranked Kentucky beat Tenseven games. nessee to extend the Wildcats’ home winning streak to 48 No. 16 Virginia 65, games. Clemson 61 Kentucky (22-1, 8-0 SouthCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — eastern Conference) got off to a sizzling start by hitting its first Mike Scott scored 23 points, including four free throws over 11 shots over the opening 11 the final 16.8 seconds, and had minutes as the Wildcats won 10 rebounds as No. 16 Virginia their 14th straight overall in rallied and then hung on to another dominating performbeat Clemson. ance. Joe Harris added 19 points No. 15 Marquette 66, for Virginia (18-3, 5-2 Atlantic Seton Hall 59 Coast Conference), which used MILWAUKEE — Jae Crowd- a 19-3 second-half run to take command. The Cavaliers reacer had 20 points and 12 rehed 18 victories before the end bounds, helping No. 15 Marquette rally from a sluggish first of January for the first time since 1981-82. half to beat Seton Hall. 941




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LEGAL NOTICE LAKE LEHMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF ACT 1 REFERENDUM Pursuant to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publishes an index percentage applicable to the School District. The School District real estate tax increase for the next fiscal year is limited to the index percentage unless the proposed tax rate is approved by voters pursuant to a referendum or the School District qualifies for an Act 1 exception. As a result of special circumstances covered by an Act 1 referendum exception, a tax rate percentage increase above the index is required to balance the School District budget for the next fiscal year. This tax increase is required to provide a quality education program as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget. The School District intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education or the County Court as required by Act 1 for exceptions allowing an increase of the real estate tax as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget. The Preliminary Budget is available for public inspection at the School District offices, 1237 Market Street, Lehman, Pennsylvania, as well as the School District website at On written request by any School District resident or taxpayer, the School District will provide a copy of the referendum exception applications upon filing with the State.



By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points in his return to the lineup, Landry Fields added 16 of his 18 in a flawless first half, and the New York Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 113-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Tyson Chandler had 17 points and Amare Stoudemire 15 for the Knicks, whose slumbering offense awoke in just their second victory in 11 games. They shot 60 percent from the field — amazingly the first time they bettered 50 percent all season — and fell just a point short of matching their highest-scoring effort.

STATE COLLEGE — Jordan Taylor scored 18 points, including a key 3-pointer from the top of key with 1:44 left, to help No. 19 Wisconsin hold off Penn State 52-46 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight victory. Taylor made six free throws over the final minute, helping the Badgers (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) overcome an early nine-point deficit. Trailing 40-38, Penn State (10-13, 2-8) missed on three tries to tie or take the lead. Jon Graham missed two foul shots before Jermaine Marshall misfired on a 3 and missed a layup after grabbing his own rebound. Penn State coach Patrick Chambers wore jet-black Nike sneakers on the sideline, sporting a look like late Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno.

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The City of WilkesBarre is seeking a Finance Director. The successful candidate will meet the qualifications for the position as outlined in the Job Posting Notice which is available in the Human Resources Office, second floor, City Hall and at Interested applicants may submit a standard application with references and cover letter no later than February 10, 2012 to: City of Wilkes-Barre Melissa Popson, Human Resources Director 40 E Market Street. Wilkes-Barre PA, 18711 The City of WilkesBarre ensures that applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability or family status.

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412 Autos for Sale


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PONTIAC `04 VIBE 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

PORSCHE `85 944

Low mileage, 110,000 miles, 5 speed, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD changer, leather interior, rear defroster, tinted windows, custom wheels, $8,000. (570) 817-1803


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Condo with architect designed interior on 3 floors. Large, well equipped tiled kitchen with separate breakfast room, den with fireplace-brick & granite hearth. Open floor plan in living/dining area. 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Lower level has den or 4th bedroom with family room & bath. Recently sided; attached 2-car garage, walk-out lower level, decks on 1st & 2nd floor; pets accepted (must be approved by condo association). Country Club amenities included & private pool for Meadows residents. MLS 12-203 $269,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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548 Medical/Health

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Large, stately brick home in Historic District. Large eat-in kitchen, dining room 2 fireplaces, 5 full baths & 2 half baths. Huge master with office. Large 3rd floor bedroom. 2 story attic. Custom woodwork & hardwood floors. Leaded glass, large closets with builtins. Needs some updates. With large income apt. with separate entrance. Call for appointment. ASKING $300,000 Call 570-706-5917


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Apple makes key pick

TRAVEL Cruise ship disaster off the Italian coast spooks some passengers


Stocks get off to hot start

In what was mostly a slow and steady climb, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.4 percent in January and the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 4.4 percent, the best performances for both indexes to open a year since 1997. The Nasdaq gained 8 percent for the month, its best January since 2001. Investors were encouraged by modest improvement in the U.S. economy, including the lowest unemployment rate in almost three years. An unexpected drop in consumer confidence dragged stocks down slightly on the final day of the month.

By ADAM SATARIANO Bloomberg News

Airline pensions at risk

The federal pension-insurance agency filed $91 million in liens against American Airlines property in a bid to pressure the company to save its retirement plans instead of dumping the obligations on the agency. The agency said Tuesday it was forced to file liens when American, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November, paid only $6.5 million of a required contribution of nearly $100 million toward its pension plans last week. American’s pension plans cover about 130,000 employees and retirees.


The grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia lies on its side off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. Costa Crociere SpA offered uninjured passengers $14,460 each to compensate them for lost baggage and the psychological trauma they suffered after their cruise ship ran aground and capsized.

Cruise bookings sink

Pfizer profit falls by half

Pfizer Inc.’s fourth-quarter profit fell by half because it sold less Lipitor, the cholesterol fighter that’s the biggest drug ever to go off patent, and took some one-time charges. The landing was softened by cuts in its sales force and other costs, but the drugmaker on Tuesday lowered its 2012 forecast due to the strengthening dollar and bigger-than-expected price cuts in two emerging markets, China and Turkey. Generic competition to about a dozen drugs reduced revenue 4 percent to $16.75 billion, from $17.35 billion.



EW YORK — The frightful images of a sinking Italian cruise ship have scared off some cruise passengers, at least temporarily, during the industry’s peak booking season. Travel agents — who book more than two-thirds of cruise passengers worldwide — have been nervously watching bookings ever since the Costa Concordia, which is owned by Carnival Corp, ran aground on Jan. 13. On Monday, they got a new reason to be nervous: bookings fell significantly for Miami-based Carnival Corp. after the Costa accident. Attention is now focused on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which reports earnings on Thursday. An increase there could show that passengers

European jobless rate up

Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro ended 2011 at a record high, official figures showed Tuesday, a day after EU leaders acknowledged they would have to boost economic growth with the same urgency that they had shown in combating their nations’ debts. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, said the 10.4 percent unemployment rate in December was unchanged at its highest level since the euro was launched in 1999.



By DEREK KRAVITZ AP Real Estate Writer

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices fell for a third straight month in nearly all cities tracked by a major index. Prices dropped in November from October in 19 of the 20 cities tracked, according to the Standard & Poor’s/CaseShiller home-price index released Tuesday. The steepest declines were in Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit. Phoenix was the only city to show an






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ed with daily reports of the accident, have been particularly skittish. They accounted for about 38 percent of Carnival’s revenues last year. Jaime Katz, an analyst at Morningstar, noted there were big discounts on some seven-day cruises out of Rome while other trips had raised prices. Discounts depend on which company is operating the ship and where it is traveling. Katz added that first-time cruisers might also be more hesitant to book. A major unnamed online travel agent has also seen cruise call volume fall 30 percent, Barclay’s analyst Felicia R. Hendrix wrote in a note to investors. She also noted cancellations in the U.S. are up 10 to 15 percent. That’s because savvy travelers are backing out of trips now in anticipation of getting the same cruise later for less.

are fleeing Carnival over safety fears. A decrease could indicate an overall distrust of all cruise lines. Nearly 11 million Americans took a cruise last year, generating an estimated $14.5 billion in revenue for the industry, according to PhoCusWright, a travel research firm. Like the rest of the travel industry, cruise lines are still recovering from the Great Recession. 2012 was supposed to be a year of moderate growth. Carnival won’t say exactly how much bookings have dropped, but it disclosed Monday that in the 12 days following the Concordia capsizing there was a percent decline “in the mid-teens compared to the prior year.” Reservations hit a low on Jan. 16, the company said in its annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Europeans, who have been bombard-

Home prices in most U.S. cities fall in November


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increase. The declines partly reflect the typical fall slowdown after the peak buying season. Still, prices fell in 18 of the 20 cities in November compared to the same month in 2010. Only Washington and Detroit posted year-over-year increases. Prices in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Seattle and Tampa dropped to their lowest points since the housing crisis began. And prices have fallen 33 percent nationwide since the RUSSELL 2000 792.82

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housing bust, to 2003 levels. The Case-Shiller index covers half of all U.S. homes. It measures prices compared with those in January 2000 and creates a three-month moving average. The November data are the latest available. Home prices tend to follow sales, which are still below healthy levels. And a large number of vacant homes are sitting idle on the market, which means prices will likely stay unchanged for several

6-MO T-BILLS .08%

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years, said Paul Dales, at Capital Economics. Dales said prices might not rise consistently until 2015. He said lower unemployment and better pay raises are essential to a full housing rebound. Conditions are improving for those in position to buy a home. Job growth is up, prices are down, mortgage rates are at record lows and rental prices have risen sharply since the housing bust.

10-YR T-NOTE 1.80%




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SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple said Tuesday it has named the chief executive officer of the largest British consumer-electronics retailer to run its stores, ending more than seven months of searching for an executive to oversee international expansion. John Browett will start at Apple in April as senior vice president, the company said in a statement. The hiring marks the first outside senior executive appointment by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook. Browett replaces Ron Johnson, who Browett left the world’s most valuable technology company last year to become CEO of JC Penney. Browett, who had been CEO of Dixons Retail since 2007, will lead Apple’s 361-store business as it builds more sites outside the United States Of the company’s 40 new locations this year, 30 will be abroad. Apple is using the stores to fuel an expansion in China, where outlets in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong are among the company’s most trafficked locations. "It’s not surprising that they found someone from outside the U.S., given that they’re going for quite significant growth in Europe and Asia-Pacific," said James Cordwell, an analyst at Atlantic Equities Service in London. Apple, which opened its first retail outlets more than a decade ago, now generates more sales per square foot than luxury chains such as Tiffany & Co. The stores had $6.1 billion in sales in the quarter ended Dec. 31, up 59 percent from the year-earlier period. Part of Apple’s strategy in expanding outside the U.S. will be to keep putting stores in heavily trafficked areas, even if it means paying the highest real-estate prices. Its stores on Fifth Avenue in New York, near the Louvre in Paris and on Regent Street in London attract hundreds of people who line up for introductions of new iPads or iPhones. Store traffic reached 110 million visitors in the holiday period -- almost equivalent to the population of Mexico.




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NATIONAL FORECAST Morning showers, partly cloudy in the afternoon.

40° 25°

40° 22°

Wilkes-Barre 51/31

Pottsville 55/32

New York City 58/37 Reading 60/36

Heating Degree Days*

Yesterday Month to date Year to date Last year to date Normal year to date

56/31 34/19 63 in 1916 -7 in 1948 21 1038 2974 3668 3573

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


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Sun and Moon

Sunrise 7:15a 7:14a Moonrise Today 11:45a Tomorrow 12:29p

Today Tomorrow

The Finger Lakes

Highs: 43-49. Lows: 21-29. Cloudy skies with a chance of showers today. Mostly cloudy tonight.

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 61-62. Lows: 40-41. Cloudy skies with a chance of showers today. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight. Atlantic City 60/40

Yesterday Average Record High Record Low



Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 60-66. Lows: 42-49. Cloudy skies with a chance of showers today. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.


0.00” 1.90” 2.37” 1.90” 2.37” Sunset 5:19p 5:21p Moonset 2:00a 2:55a

Susquehanna Wilkes-Barre Towanda Lehigh Bethlehem Delaware Port Jervis

Stage 8.44 5.09

Chg. Fld. Stg -1.83 22.0 -0.92 21.0











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




The Jersey Shore

Poughkeepsie 56/29



40° 28°

Highs: 58-63. Lows: 39-42. Cloudy skies with a chance of showers today. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

41/26 44/31

The Poconos

Philadelphia 61/41



Highs: 50-58. Lows: 29-32. Cloudy skies with a chance of showers today. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

Albany 48/28

Towanda 52/30

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State College 53/32

TUESDAY Partly sunny

40° 25°

Syracuse 46/29

Scranton 50/29

40° 25°

MONDAY Wintery mix possible

REGIONAL FORECAST Today’s high/ Tonight’s low

Mostly sunny

43° 32°

SUNDAY Partly sunny

SATURDAY Partly sunny


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The mild temperatures will continue today, but there is a chance for a passing rain shower this morning. A cold front is moving across Pennsylvania this morning, producing some rain showers but nothing heavy. High temperatures this afternoon will once again climb into the 50s. The clouds will clear out behind the front later today, affording us some afternoon sunshine. Slighty colder air moves in tonight and some flurries are possible. You can expect above normal temperatures the rest of the week. - Kurt Aaron

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From left: Green Goddess dressing, warm and creamy bacon dip and spinach avocado dip are game-day crowd-pleasers.



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ave you ever been to a party where dips weren’t served? Me, neither. They’re mainstays at gatherings, and they’ve come a long way from the days of sour cream mixed with packaged soup or salad dressing mixes.

We’re sticking with creamy dips with a few twists. Dips often taste rich be-

cause they’re based on ingredients such as mayonnaise, cream cheese and sour cream, all of which add fat and calories. Simply substituting reduced-fat versions can lighten the fat and calorie load considerably. You can reduce it further by substituting nonfat Greek-style yogurt in place of sour cream. Spinach Avocado Dip calls for nonfat plain Greek-style yogurt. It’s pureed with ripe avocados and mixed with a sauteed spinach mixture, making a creamy and slightly tangy dip. For an appetizers spread, it’s nice to have a selection of warm, cold, savory and spicy dips, plus plenty of options for dipping, including vegetables, baked pita chips and crackers. Jim Bologna, executive chef at the Townsend Hotel in Michigan, offers an idea for an easy Chickpea Aioli Dip, a cross between hummus and aioli: Mash cooked chickpeas in a blender until smooth with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, Dijon mustard, roasted garlic and mint. If the mixture is too thick, add more olive oil. “This works great as a veggie dip served with pita bread, pita chips or grilled veggies,” he said. •••

⁄4 cup low-fat mayonnaise ⁄4 cup low-fat sour cream or crema Mexicana 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar 1 tablespoon lime juice Zest of 1⁄2 lime 2 green onions, roughly chopped (green and white parts) 1 ⁄2 cup chopped cilantro 1 pickled jalapeno pepper, seeded, optional Salt and pepper to taste FOR SERVING Assorted small sliced vegetables on skewers To make the dressing, put all ingredients in a blender and puree on high for about 1 minute; pour into serving bowl and refrigerate for two hours or up to three days. Best served cold or at room temp. Adapted from “On a Stick” by Matt Armendariz ($16.95, Quirk Books). Tested by Susan M. Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen. Analysis per 2 tablespoon serving: 30 calories (63 percent from fat), 2 grams fat (1 gram sat. ), 2 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein, 80mg sodium, 6mg cholesterol, 0 grams fiber .

CRUDITES WITH GREEN GODDESS DRESSING Makes: 3 cups dip Preparation time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 minutes FOR DRESSING

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Game for a lighter snack? Give popcorn chicken a try By ROCCO DiSPIRITO For The Associated Press

The big game on Super Bowl Sunday usually brings with it big eats. As a nation, in just one day we consume millions of pounds of potato chips, tortilla chips, pretzels, popcorn and nuts. And don’t even get me started on the guacamole, chicken wings, baby-back ribs, pizza, dips, chili and subs. But a few smart choices can have you enjoying Super Bowl-style snacks without doing quite so much damage to your New Year’s resolutions. My buffalo popcorn chicken is a good example. It puts a delicious, low-calorie spin on a game-day favorite — chicken wings. Typical AP PHOTO wings rack up 549 calories This popcorn-chicken recipe and 30 grams of fat per serv- puts a delicious, low-calorie ing (you’d have to do the spin on a game-day favorite: wave about 2,000 times to chicken wings. burn those off). My version has just 264 calories and 14 grams of fat per serving. Traditionally, chicken wings are deep-fried. Combine that with the usual bleu-cheese dip accompaniment, and you have a caloric nightmare. Mine are served with low-fat bleu-cheese dressing, and I swear you won’t taste the difference. To reduce fat and calories, I use my flash-frying method, which is easy to master. See CHICKEN, Page 3C

In this dip, protein may offset caloric penalties WHETHER YOU’RE rooting for the New York Giants or the New England Patriots, this weekend’s Super Bowl could be a good excuse to cheat on your New Year’s resolution. You can enjoy many delicious party flavors with friends and family, such as traditional chicken wings, pizza or chips and dip. I chose a personal favorite recipe of mine because of the flavor and ease of preparation. Although this recipe is not light on

CHEF’S CORNER THOMAS COOK RAMADA INN calories, it does boast high protein and mixes well with some adult beverages. More important, if you choose to order delivery, it’s a snack sure to entertain guests until your long-awaited food arrives. ••• CHICKEN CHEESE DIP 3 cans chicken, 10 ounces each, or chick-

en leftovers 16 ounces cream cheese, softened 8 ounces ranch dressing 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (substitute pepper jack cheese for extra spicy dip) 4 ounces hot sauce of choice 1 bag Tostitos Scoops Combine ingredients in mixing bowl with cream cheese softened. Bake in oven-safe dish with desired quantity for 20 minutes in pre-heated conventional oven at 375° or until firm with light brown crust on top. Editor’s note: If you are a chef who would like to contribute a recipe to Chef’s Corner, contact or 570-829-7283.



Maybe the protein in this chicken cheese dip will justify departing from your New Year’s resolutions in time to enjoy it on Super Bowl weekend. Chef Thomas Cook prepared this at the Ramada Inn. Scoop chips are his serving suggestion.



DIPS Continued from Page 1C

8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened 2 cups low-fat sour cream 6 slices cooked, crumbled bacon 1 1⁄2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese blend 1 cup chopped green onion Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Place mixture in 1-quart baking dish. Cover. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling and hot. Instead of a baking dish, you can slice about a 1⁄4-inch piece off the top of a round sourdough loaf; set the piece aside. Hollow out the loaf; cut up the bread to serve with the dip. Spoon the dip into the hollowed-out crust. Replace the top slice. Wrap the bread bowl in foil and bake in the preheated 400-degree oven for 30 minutes. Adapted from Daisy Sour Cream recipes. Tested by Susan M. Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen. Analysis per 2 tablespoons of dip: 57 calories (66 percent from fat), 4 grams fat (2 grams sat. fat), 2 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein, 100mg sodium, 13mg cholesterol, 0 grams fiber.


SPINACH AVOCADO DIP Makes: 2 3⁄4 cups dip Preparation time: 15 minutes Total time: 40 minutes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup finely chopped shallots 1 tablespoon minced garlic 10 ounces spinach, rinsed well, tough stems removed Coarse salt and ground pepper 2 medium-ripe Hass avocados 1 cup nonfat Greek-style yogurt 1 tablespoon plus 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Add shallots and garlic, stirring often; cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Add spinach and about 3⁄4 teaspoon salt. Cook, covered, until spinach is wilted, about 4 minutes. Uncover. Cook until liquid evaporates, about 7 minutes. Refrigerate about 25 minutes. Puree avocados, yogurt, lemon juice and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt in food processor. Season with pepper. Finely chop cooled spinach mixture and stir into avocado puree. Serve with snap peas and bread. From Martha Stewart Living magazine, December 2011 issue. Tested by Susan M. Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen. Analysis per 2 tablespoons of dip: 46 calories (57 percent from fat), 3 grams fat (0 grams sat.), 3 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein, 46mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol, 2 grams fiber. Beautiful New Homes Priced From $275,000 to $595,000









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Starting with skinless chicken thighs, I microwave the thighs until cooked through. Microwaving the chicken first means it doesn’t need to sit in the oil for nearly as long. Next, they are dunked in low-fat egg white, then dredged through a blend of whole-wheat flour and cornmeal. After that, the frying takes just 12 seconds. Traditional methods call for 10 to 15 minutes. By cooking the chicken before it hits the oil, it needs little time in the oil. And that means it absorbs very little of it. Nothing goes better with wings — or in this case, thighs — than beer. But drink a few

Don’t be afraid to serve vegetables and fruit with low-fat and lowsodium dips, and other creative low-cal foods. brews, and you’ll have to climb the stadium steps for an hour to burn them off. Instead, consider serving low-calorie beers at your party. There are some great ones out there. As for the rest of your Super Bowl offerings, don’t be afraid to serve vegetables and fruit with low-fat and low-sodium dips, and other creative low-cal foods. With some thoughtful planning and delicious dishes, you’ll be sure to score with food and football fans alike. •••




BUFFALO-STYLE POPCORN CHICKEN Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 1 quart grapeseed or corn oil 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs Salt and ground black pepper 2 egg whites 1/4 cup fine ground yellow cornmeal 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce 1 bunch celery, trimmed and cut into 4- to 5-inch lengths 1/2 cup low-fat bleu-cheese dressing In a large, heavy pot over medium, heat the oil to 400 F. Use a thermometer to monitor the oil temperature. Meanwhile, cut each chicken thigh into 4 to 5 even chunks. Season the chunks on all sides with salt and pepper, then arrange them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Flip the chicken pieces and move those on the outer edge of the plate to the center and vice versa.




Microwave on high again until the chunks are just cooked through, about another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes depending on your microwave. Let the chicken cool to room temperature. While the chicken cools, in a medium bowl beat the egg whites until foamy, about two minutes. In a separate large bowl, mix the cornmeal and flour, then season with salt and pepper.

bowl, add the buffalo sauce and toss to coat well. Serve the chicken with celery and bleu-cheese dressing for dipping. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 264 calories; 14g fat (2g saturated); 75mg cholesterol; 13g carbohydrate; 27g protein; 3g fiber; 74 mg sodium.

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Devin Dean Weghorst, son of Eric and Angela Weghorst, Wilkes-Barre, is celebrating his fourth birthday today, Feb. 1. Devin is a grandson of Dean and Alice Weghorst, Wilkes-Barre, and James Gormley and the late Elizabeth Gormley, Lakewood, Wash. He is a great-grandson of Bill and Barbara Woodworth and Lucille Weghorst, all of WilkesBarre. Devin has a sister, Brianna, 9, and a brother, Christopher, 7.

Isabella Melissa Bigger, daughter of Cynthia J. Stofey, Plains Township, and John R. Bigger IV, Luzerne, and stepdaughter of Tara Bigger, is celebrating her sixth birthday today, Feb. 1. Isabella is a granddaughter of Jean Stofey and the late Joseph Stofey, Plains Township; Donna and David Ferguson, Luzerne; and John Bigger, Dallas. She has a brother, Joshua, 4.

Wyoming Area Kiwanis plans Mardi Gras party

Harveys Lake residents’ walk benefits Candy’s Place Ashley Haddle and Jessica Show, both of Harveys Lake, organized the first Harveys Lake Walk-A-Thon in August to raise money for Candy’s Place, The Center for Cancer Wellness, Forty Fort. At the check presentation, from left, are Haddle; Show; and Nicole Farber, center coordinator, Candy’s Place.


Brian A. Malet Brian Aiden Malet, son of Brian and Rachel Malet, Exeter, celebrated his fourth birthday Jan. 23. Brian is a grandson of Barbara Malet and Daniel Yurchak, Wyoming; Raymond Adamavage, Hanover Township; and the late Carol Adamavage. Brian has a sister, Kaitlyn, 7.

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Gillian Worosilla Gillian Worosilla, daughter of Dawn and Casey Nolan, Laflin, and Gary and Diana Worosilla, Pittston Township, is celebrating her 13th birthday today, Feb. 1. Gillian is a granddaughter of William and Barbara Dankulich, Pittston, and Richard and Fran Worosilla, Pittston Township. She has a brother, Alex, 16.

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Caleb J. DeFazio Caleb James DeFazio, son of John and Christina DeFazio, West Haven, Conn., is celebrating his third birthday today, Feb. 1. Caleb is a grandson of Stanley and Karen Peck, Harding, and Colleen DeFazio, Pittston.

IN BRIEF KINGSTON: First Friday Group of Assumpta Council, Knights of Columbus will attend the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Friday at St. Ignatius Church. Rosary recitation will start at 7 a.m. Breakfast will take place after the Mass at Ollie’s Restaurant, Edwardsville. For reservations, call Chet Daniels at 696-2096. LAFLIN: The Oblates of St.

Joseph Seminary, Route 315, will host its monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at 7 p.m. Thursday, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The Holy Hour consists of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, private adoration, recitation of the rosary with vocation theme meditations, scriptural reflection, general intercessions and benediction. For more information, contact the seminary office at 654-7542.

Spaghetti and Pasta Dinner 46:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., WilkesBarre. Choice of five pastas and five sauces. Salad, dessert and beverages included. Takeouts available. Adults pay $7; $5 for children 5 to 12 years old; children younger than 5 years dine free. Call 824-1674 Thursdays.

bers at the Post home. For more information call Clarence J. Michael at 675-0488 or the Post home at 675-6542. All-You-Can-Eat Soup and Salad Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Mount Zion Road, Harding. A variety of soups, chili, salads, beverages, breads and dessert will be served. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $5 for children. Pierogie Sale, Tuesday, St. Michael’s Church, Church and Winter streets, Old Forge. Cost is $6 per dozen. Orders due by Feb. 3. Pick up 2-5 p.m. in the church hall. To place orders, call Dorothy at 562-1434, Sandra at 457-9280, Al at 562-3965, or the church hall at 457-2875.


Community Lunch Program for White Haven Residents 1 1:30 a.m.-noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 418 Berwick St., White Haven. This ministry is supported through volunteers and donations. Doors open at 10 a.m. for coffee and close at 1:30 p.m. Contact the Rev. Dawn Richie of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 443-9424 for more information. Soup, Bake and Book Sale, 8 a.m-6 p.m. Thursday, Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood, Hanover Township. Take outs only. Cost is $7 per quart. Soup of the month is vegetable beef. Pre-orders are appreciated and can be made by calling Judi at 825-6914 or Barry at 831-5593. Pig Roast, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672. Dancing to follow 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Donation of $8 for adults and $5 for children is requested. Take outs available. Tickets may be purchased from committee mem-

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, Feb. 1 1, Sylvania Lodge, Reyburn (Shickshinny). Cost is $9 for adults. Children under 12 are free. Welsh Cookie Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1 1, The Bennett-Derr United Methodist Church, Chapel and New Grant streets, WilkesBarre. Cost is $3.50 per dozen. Cookies must be pre-ordered by emailing or calling 823-1469 by Feb. 8. All-You-Can-Eat-Spaghetti Dinner, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 1 1, The Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church, 1011 Mountain View Drive, Lehman. Cost is $8 for adult and $4 for children younger than 12. Reservations and tickets are required in advance. Contact Sabrina Major at 371-1058. Baked Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 1, Loyalville United Methodist Church, Loyalville Road, off Route 29 South, nine miles from Noxen. Cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. Take outs available. Call ahead at 477-3521 and leave name, phone number, number of dinners and pickup time. Soup Sale, Feb. 1 1, First English Baptist Church, 58 Prospect St.,

The Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club is holding its fourth annual Mardi Gras party from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Gober’s Deco Lounge, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter. The public is invited. Cost for adults is $20. Price includes select beverage choices and a Cajun buffet which includes Cajun chicken, jambalaya, southern style green beans, jalapeño/cheddar corn bread, red beans and rice and dessert items, King cake, rice pudding and bourbon peach cobbler. The buffet will be served from 7-9:30 p.m. Mardi Gras drinks, including Hurricanes and other Bourbon Street concoctions, will be available at the cash bar. Entertainment by CNR from 7:30-11 p.m. Basket raffles and door prizes will be awarded and a king, queen and jester will be named. Tickets are available from club members or at the Deco Lounge but are limited to 100 patrons. Some of the planning members, from left, are Mike Coolbaugh, Dawn Marie Crake and Steve Harmanos.

Nanticoke. Chicken noodle and beef vegetable soups available. Cost is $6 per quart. Pick up from 2-4 p.m. To order call 7354642. Ethnic Sampling, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 1 1, Luzerne United Methodist Church, 446 Bennett St., Luzerne. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children and can be purchased by calling the church at 287-6231. Valentine’s Day Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 1, Mountainview Community Church, N. Lehigh Gorge Road, White Haven. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12. Takeout orders are available from 4:30 p.m. and should be preordered. Tables are available for two people or groups. There will be music and crafts for children and Valentine’s Day attire is suggested. To make a reservation, call 443-2443 or email Halupki (Piggie) Dinner, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 1 1, St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Social Hall Cafeteria, 522 Madison St., WilkesBarre. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Take outs available 4-5 p.m. Soup Sale, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 19, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wood Street, Pittston. Homemade soups for pick up only. Cost is $7 per quart. Soup choices are chicken noodle, chili or Manhattan clam chowder. Call 655-2505 to place orders by Feb. 12. Potato Pancake and More Sale, noon-5 p.m. Feb. 18, Breslau Hose Co. #5 Ladies Auxiliary, 299 First St., Hanover Township. Sale includes potato pancakes, pierogies, haluski, red clam chowder and home-made baked goods. Spaghetti Dinner, 3:30-6 p.m. Feb. 18, The Huntsville United Methodist Church, 2355 Huntsville Road, Shavertown. Cost is 7.50 for adults and $4.50 for children younger than 6. Take outs available 3-6 p.m. and dine in from 4-6 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll and beverage. Call 477-3748 for

tickets. Soup and Salad Dinner, 4-7 p.m. Feb. 18, Four Seasons Golf Club dining hall, Schooley Avenue, Exeter. Sponsored by Valley Lodge No. 499. Admission is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children younger than 12. There will be a variety of soups, fresh rolls, salad, hot and cold beverages and desserts. Pierogie Sale, Feb. 19 and March 18, Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church, 269 E. Main St., Plymouth. Cost is $7 per dozen for potato cheese pierogies. Farmer’s cheese pierogies will be made March 4 for $9.50 per dozen. Pick-up time is 4-6 p.m. To order, call 690-5411. Potato Pancake Sale, Exeter Borough Hose Co. 1, 1405 Susquehanna Ave., Exeter. Sale starts Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, and continues every Friday through Good Friday. Pierogies, haluski and weekly specials will be offered. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Good Friday noon-8 p.m. Phone orders can be made by calling 602-0739. Ash Wednesday Fish Dinner, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 22, St. Andre Bessette Parish, Father Zolcinski Hall, 666 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Takeouts available from 3:30 p.m. Cost is $8. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be ordered by calling Mary at 823-4988. Proceeds will benefit the parish St. Vincent De Paul Social Concerns Committee. Fish Fry, 2-6:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent starting on Feb. 24, Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church, 269 E. Main St., Plymouth. Cost is $7.50. Take out or eat in. For more information, call 690-5411. Spaghetti Dinner, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 26, St. Faustina Kowalska’s Catholic Church (alternate site, St. Mary’s gym, lower level), 1030 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Cost is $8 and includes spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and drink. Eat in or take out. To purchase tickets call Mike Yalch at 417-3878 or the parish office at 735-4833.


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263 LAWRENCE STREET, EDWARDSVILLE Recently updated, this 4BR home offers modern kitchen w/oak cabinets, 2 baths, deck w/a beautiful view of the valley, fenced in yard & finished lower level. All appliances included. A must see! MLS# 11-4434 CHRISTINA 714-9235 $92,000 Dir: Wyoming Avenue to Pringle St, L on Grove, R on Lawrence, house on R.



PINE RIDGE ESTATES Close to work & shopping!! Almost new traditional home in a gorgeous neighborhood. All mod conveniences, 2 stry foyer, granite Kit w/ss appls, open flr plan, gas FP w/stone hearth & 2nd flr lndry. Lg MSTR Ste w/sitting area, whirlpool tub w/shower, walk-in closet, walk-out LL. A must see gem! MLS# 11-138. JOAN 696-0887 $249,900

Spectacular 3br 2 1/2 bath twin on great lot offers beautiful hardwood floors on 1st flr and stunning kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appl. Large master suite with wonderful bath & closet. All modern amenities, stately entry and staircase, composite deck, central air, gas heat, 1 car garage. MLS# 11-2000

HARVEYS LAKE REDUCED! Breathtaking beauty - 88 feet of lake frontage. 5BR home w/new Master Suite & gourmet kitchen, exceptional boathouse w/dream view. MLS# 11-605 VIRGINIA ROSE 714-9253 $950,000

SHAVERTOWN NEW LISTING! Inviting 6BR, 5 bath farm home on 39+acres w/great open floor plan, modern kitchen & bath, wideplank floors, stone fireplace. MLS# 12-279 SHAVERTOWN NEW CONSTRUCTION! ElRHEA 696-6677 egant stucco exterior - all finest appoint$650,000

SHAVERTOWN Bulford Farms custom built brick 2sty, 5BR, 4 full & 2 1/2 baths home on 4acres w/ open flr plan. Quality thru-out includes mod kitchen w/island & granite open to FR w/FP & bar. Walls of windows overlook grounds, 2stry fyr, sunken LR w/ FP, 1st flr office. Finished LL w/2nd kitchen, rec rm & wine cellar. Amazing storage, 4 car garage, tennis court & large patio. MLS# 09-4567 TINA 714-9277 or VIRGINIA 714-9253 $750,000

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WYOMING Traditional meets modern! 4BR authentic Tudor w/every amenity overlooking gorgeous private grounds w/in-ground pool, mature trees & gardens. A must see! MLS# 11-3957 MARCIE 714-9267 $474,000

SHAVERTOWN Spacious home. Wonderful flr plan & elegant detail throughout. Fantastic 2 story great rm w/gas FP, great kitchen, MSTR on 1st flr, 5BRs, 5 baths & great finished LL w/custom cabinetry. MLS# 11-3697 MARGY 696-0891 $445,000

HARVEYS LAKE NEW LISTING! Live the life in this charming Chalet on approx 50’ of PRIME LAKEFRONT situated on a deep level lot. 3BRs, 2 bath, dock, fireplace, coal stove, awesome view of lake. You will love it! MLS# 12-263 MARK 696-0724 $399,000

MOUNTAINTOP Spectacular 2 story in excellent condition with upgrades galore! A true beauty & great value! MLS# 11-3758 LISA 715-9335 $359,900

MOUNTAINTOP New Construction! 3000SF, 4BR, 2.5 bath home LR/DR, FR w/gas fireplace, 2 zone gas heat & A/C, 2 car garage. Nice lot. MLS# 11-3114 MATT 714-9229 $349,900

DALLAS Smashing Contemporary Townhouse combines luxury & comfort. 1st floor Master, 3-4BRs, fabulous kitchen. MLS# 11-343 DEANNA 696-0894 $258,500

DALLAS REDUCED! Beautifully maintained Townhouse. 3-4BRs, FR w/FP, HW flrs & crown mldgs, finished LL. Maintenance free - golf, pool & tennis! MLS# 11-2608 GERI 696-0888 $199,000

MOUNTAINTOP Charming 4BR, 3.5 bath in great Mountain Top neighborhood. Modern kitchen & baths plus huge recreation room & great outdoor space for your family to enjoy! Come check it out! MLS# 11-3289 ANDREA 714-9244 $276,900

MOUNTAINTOP An opportunity to make it your own! This 3BR, 1.5 bath on large lot w/detached garage, lower level FR & more! MLS# 11-3596 JUDY 714-9230 $149,900

SWOYERSVILLE Well maintained 3BR, 1 3/4 bath home in move-in condition. Beautiful woodwork, HW floors w/lots of character. MLS# 11-2132 MARY M. 714-9274 $119,900

PLYMOUTH NEW LISTING! Very nice kitchen w/Island is the focal point for this 2BR Cape Cod. Move right in! Potential for 3rd BR. MLS# 12-117 JUDY 714-9230 $95,900

PLYMOUTH Very nicely kept 3BR, 2 bath, 2 story home on a quiet one way street with a new kitchen, new wiring, newer roof, fenced yard w/above ground pool & OSP. A must see! MLS# 11-4519 MARY M. 714-9274 $85,000

WANAMIE Unique property, well maintained, 2 story, 10yrs old. Privacy galore, 3.6acres. Pole barn 30x56 for storage of equipment, cars & boats. MLS# 11-3617 GERI 696-0888 $249,900

WILKES-BARRE Elevations is a new Condominium Living that features: 1 & 2BR lofts & flats w/high ceilings, open flr plans, quality finishes, secured indoor parking w/direct elevator access. PEG 714-9247, VIRGINIA 714-9253 or RHEA 696-6677 $201,900

WILKES-BARRE NEW LISTING! Beautiful 3 story brick home designed by Alfred Kipp. Spacious rms, handsome millwork & architectural detail. Zoned R-3. Currently studio/office & residence. Great city location! Many possibilities. MLS# 12-112 MARGY 696-0891 $245,000

HANOVER TWP. Gracious all brick 3+BR traditional. LR & DR divided by 2sided brick FP. H/W floors throughout, screened sun porch, 2 car garage on manicured corner lot. MLS# 10-3804 DEANNA 696-0894 $199,500

WILKES-BARRE Pretty 3BR, starter in showroom condition w/lovely modern kitchen & appliances, 2 porches & lot extends to next street. MLS# 11-3519 DEANNA 696-0894 $59,500

WILKES-BARRE Nicely maintained offices & garage. 2400SF w/overhead door. Great for many uses. Near highways. MLS# 11-4561 JUDY 714-9230 $159,000

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Woman in love with fiance’s identical twin is now in double trouble Dear Abby: I am 26 and have been dating “Mike” for four years. We met in our senior year of college and recently became engaged. I���m looking forward to being married and starting a family, but there’s one “small” problem. I’m in love with Mike’s identical twin brother, “Matt.” Mike and Matt are identical in appearance, but Matt is funnier, more outgoing and affectionate than my fiance. I didn’t know he existed until a year ago because they had a falling out at their high school graduation and didn’t reconcile until recently. When I met Matt, I knew right

DEAR ABBY ADVICE away he was the one for me, but I continued dating Mike because I didn’t want to ruin his re-established relationship with his brother. Matt reciprocates my feelings. He has told me he’s in love with me and wants to date me. I know I shouldn’t have accepted Mike’s proposal, but I don’t want to hurt him or start another fight between him and his twin, but I also don’t want to be married to the wrong man for the rest of my life. I’m unsure what to do. The wedding date has been set. Help! — In Love With the Double


Dear In Love: You should have put the brakes on the relationship with Mike the minute you realized you were attracted to Matt. The engagement should be ended immediately. That you would not only continue to date Mike but also accept his proposal of marriage knowing you were more attracted to his twin was cruel. If Matt starts seeing you after the breakup, it will probably cause a permanent rift between them. It will be interesting to see what happens when you become available because with some people the “apple” that’s just out of reach is the one that’s most enticing — and you may wind up married to neither brother. Dear Abby: My 4-year-old son made a snowman in our front yard and then


went inside to take a nap. Our neighbor came over with his son — age 16 — to talk to my husband. When I brought my 3-year-old daughter outside to see the snowman her brother made, I was horrified to see it was now “anatomically correct”! I asked my husband who did it, and he said it was the neighbor’s son. My husband thought it was funny and that I was overreacting. I think the behavior was inappropriate, and the fact that my daughter saw it and wondered what was “hanging on the snowman” was no laughing matter. If the neighbor wanted to make an X-rated snowman, he should have made it in his own front yard. Do you think I’m being too sensitive? — Fails to See the Humor

Dear Fails To See The Humor: Yes, I do. While I agree the neighbor boy’s “artistic endeavor” was in poor taste, it provided an opportunity to answer your daughter’s question in a matterof-fact way and explain there are anatomical differences between boys and girls. You could also have explained that private parts are not supposed to be displayed in public, and asked your husband to remove them. Seeing the snowman would not traumatize your daughter as much as seeing you shocked and upset. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, selfaddressed 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.

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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! $1,999. 570-466-7427

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

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YAMAHA `07 RHINO 450. , 6 ft. snow

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98,000 miles. Good running condition. $1,500 (570) 287-8766

FORD `95 F150

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HYUNDAI ‘00 ACCENT 4 cylinder. 5 speed. Sharp economy car! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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2 door. 6 cylinder. Auto. 112K 4x4. New tires. $2,150


4 door. 4 cylinder. Auto 88K $1,850


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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

ACURA 06 TSX Leather. Moonroof. $9,880

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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

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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



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

Silver beauty, 1 Owner, Museum quality. 5,900 miles, 6 speed. All possible options including Navigation, Power top. New, paid $62,000 Must sell REDUCED! $39,500 FIRM 570-299-9370


Leather. Heated seats. DVD Player. $10,450


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A6 station wagon. 143k miles. 3rd row seating. $2,800 or best offer. Call 570-861-0202

Selling your Camper? Place an ad and find a new owner. 570-829-7130

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!

CADILLAC ‘00 DTS Tan, satellite

radio, leather, moon roof, loaded excellent condition. 137k miles. $6000.

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

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

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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

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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

V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1 owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556


91,000 miles. Looks & runs like new. $2,300 or best offer, please call 570-702-6023

Civic LX. 81,000 miles, usual options, economical 4 cyl. 1.7 liter engine, runs great. Includes studded snows & regular tires. $9875 570-855-0095




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700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 3950 miles. Factory Warranty. New Condition. $17,799 ‘10 DODGE CARAVAN SXT 32K. SilverBlack. Power slides. Factory warranty. $16,899 ‘09 J EEP L IBERY LIMITED Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,499 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $11,799 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. Factory Warranty. $11,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed. AWD. Factory warranty. $12,899 ‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4x4. Regular Cab. 63K. Factory Warranty $12,899 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,399 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 60k. Factory warranty. $9,399 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner. Just traded. 65K. $12,799 ‘05 SUZUKI VERONA LX Auto. 64K. Factory warranty. $5,099 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,599 ‘99 J EEP L ARADO LTD Leather. 75K $4,799 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

HONDA 08 ACCORD 15K miles. Auto.

Excellent condition! $15,999 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

LEXUS `01 ES 300

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


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Town Car Limited

Fully loaded. 50,000 miles, Triple coated Pearlized White. Showroom condition. $14,900. (570) 814-4926 (570) 654-2596





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

HYUNDAI ‘06 ELANTRA Tan, 4 door,

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

Grey, Mint condition. 35K miles. New, allseason tires. Sirius radio. 2 sets of mats, including cargo mats. $18,400. Call 570-822-3494 or 570-498-0977

Boat? Car? Truck? Motorcycle? Airplane? Whatever it is, sell it with a Classified ad. 570-829-7130


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

PONTIAC `04 VIBE 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


Low miles. AWD. $12,750

LINCOLN ‘05 TOWN CAR 39K miles. Looks & runs perfect! $13,500 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227


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PORSCHE `85 944

Low mileage, 110,000 miles, 5 speed, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD changer, leather interior, rear defroster, tinted windows, custom wheels, $8,000. (570) 817-1803

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT 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

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

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


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

VOLKSWAGEN ‘11 JETTA 24K miles. Like

New! Auto. Leather. $15,999 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

VOLVO `95 940 STATION WAGON Looks and runs like new. Sun roof, CD loader, all power. 98,000 miles, $2,950. OBO 570-702-6023


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


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LEGAL NOTICE Advertisement for Bid Contractors are invited to submit SEALED BIDS for the bidding of the Project to Renovate and Reconstruct North Penn High School and Renovate Blossburg Elementary School for the Southern Tioga School district. BIDS ARE INVITED ON A LUMP SUM BASIS FOR THE FOLLOWING CONTRACT: Contract Contract Contract Contract Contract Contract Contract

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Sealed bid proposals for construction of the Renovate and Reconstruct North Penn High School and Renovate Blossburg Elementary School will be received by the Southern Tioga School District, 241 Main Street, Blossburg, PA 16912 until 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 7, 2012, C/O Mr. Keith Yarger, Superintendent. Faxed bids will not be accepted. No award of the contract will be made at the bid opening. A Pre-bid conference and site walk will be held. Bidders will meet at the North Penn High School Auditorium, located at 300 Morris Street, Blossburg, PA 16912, on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 10:00 am. A brief meeting will be held, followed by an optional site visit. Additional Site visits will be held on January 19, 2012 and February 2, 2012 starting at 1:30 pm. Bidder’s proposals must be accompanied by a certified check, certified bank treasurer’s check, bank cashier’s check, or bid bond in the form included with the bidding documents. A satisfactory corporate surety shall provide security in an amount equal to 10% of the base bid together with the aggregate sum of all additive alternates. The surety shall name as payee or obligee the Southern Tioga School District. Notice is hereby given that the Renovate and Reconstruct North Penn High School and Renovate Blossburg Elementary School for which construction proposals are being solicited hereby is a Construction Project constituting public works and is subject to applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage and other applicable Acts. All proposals shall be irrevocable for sixty (60) days after bid opening date, unless delayed due to required approvals of another governmental agency, sale of bonds, or the award of a grant or grants, in which case bids shall be irrevocable for one hundred twenty (120) days. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any or all informalities, defects, errors, omissions, mistakes or irregularities in proposals, to reject any or all proposals or parts thereof and to make awards as may be deemed in it’s best interest. PRIME CONTRACTORS can obtain a compact disc with the Contract Documents by contacting Fran Theis, Reynolds Construction Management, 3300 North Third Street, Harrisburg PA 17110 by email at or fax (717) 238-9410. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required. Checks are to be made payable to Reynolds Construction Management. In addition to the check for non-refundable deposit, the Bidders shall include a non-refundable check, in the amount of $40.00, made payable to Reynolds Construction Management to cover the cost of shipping and handling, or shall provide the Construction Manager with their Federal Express or UPS account number. Faxed questions should be directed to: Quad3, Attn: Lynn Duszak at 1-570-829-3732 or emailed at Questions submitted within four (4) working days prior to the bid date may not get answered. Bids will be opened and read aloud shortly after 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in the High School Auditorium. Construction Documents are available for review at the following locations: Mid-Atlantic Builders Exchange 2501 North Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17110 Ph. 717-234-3255 Fx. 717-234-3316

Reading Builder’s Exchange 222 North Kenhorst Blvd. Reading, PA 19607 Ph 610-775-1421 Fx 610-696-1256

Associated Builders and Contractors Assoc. Reynolds Construction Management, Inc. Rapho Business Park, 3300 North Third Street 135 Shellyland Road Harrisburg, PA 17110 Manheim, PA 17545 Ph 717-238-5737 Ph 717-653-8106 Fx 717-238-9410 Fx 717-653-6431 Quad3 37 North Washington Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 Ph 570-829-4200 Fx 570-829-3732

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North Eastern Contractors Association (NEPCA) 1075 Oak Street, Suite 3 Pittston, PA 18640 Ph 570-655-5905 Fx 570-655-5960

McGraw Hill Dodge 600 Waterfront Drive Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Ph 866-222-5073 Fx 866-222-5076 Drawings, specifications and addenda may also be viewed on-line and downloaded (free of charge) at by all Prime Bidders as well as their subcontractors and vendors. New users should click on the New Registration button and fill in all of the required information to obtain access to the bid documents. Access to the plans should be granted within two (2) business days. All bidders are advised that they use these documents contained on this webs site at their own risk and are expected to check periodically for any addenda or revisions that may be posted.

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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

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415 Autos-Antique & Classic


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


All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000


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

FORD ‘28 MODEL A Sport Coupe.

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


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

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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


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


Commercial Trucks & Equipment




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

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

MOTO cc. GUZZI `03 1,100 1,900

miles. Full dress. Shaft driven. Garage kept. Excellent condition. $6000. Health Problems. Call 570-654-7863


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


17’ box. Excellent running condition. Very Clean. $4,300. Call 570-287-1246

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


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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


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


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

SUNLINE SOLARIS `91 25’ travel trailer A/C.

Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $18,880

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


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


Sport utility, 4 door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

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

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

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


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

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles.


Auto Parts

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘01 Electra Glide, Ultra 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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

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

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HARLEY DAVIDSON `03 All Junk NIGHTTRAIN Cars & New rear tire. Very

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

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Eddie Bauer Edition 59,000 miles, 4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $12,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031


Eddie Bauer Edition 59,000 miles, 4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $12,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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AWD. 1 owner. $16,900

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Leather. Moonroof. One owner. $11,990

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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JEEP 04 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4x4. Auto. 6 cylinder. $8,995 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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Attorney Services


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



R/T. AWD. Alloys. $14,880



Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD 02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

CADILLAC `99 DODGE 05 RAM 1500 ESCALADE Quad Cab SLT, 97k miles. Black with beige leather interior. 22” rims. Runs great. $8,500 Call 570-861-0202



442 RVs & Campers

CHEVY ‘89 2500 SCOTTSDALE Pickup Truck with CHEVY `00 BLAZER insulated refrigerat- 2 door. New brakes,

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Legals/ Public Notices

Legals/ Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Dallas Borough Council, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, will consider for adoption the following Ordinance #1-2012, at a meeting to be held on February 15, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. in the Dallas Borough Municipal Building at 25 Main Street, Dallas, PA 18612. AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, REGULATING THE PLACEMENT AND USE OF DONATION BOXES IN THE BOROUGH OF DALLAS, PENNSYLVANIA. A copy of the full text of the Ordinance is available for public inspection Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Dallas Borough Administrative office. Any questions pertaining to this notice should be directed to the Dallas Borough Manager at (570) 675-1389 By Order of, Lee Eckert Dallas Borough Council President

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Octagon Family Restaurant

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651


Big Game S pecial!

2 Large Pizzas & 1 bucket of wing $27.95 (Dine in or out)

Large Pizza & a Dozen Wings $13.95 (Dine in only from 6:30-9)

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Auto Parts


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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 FEBRUARY 29, 2012.

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B


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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


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


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JEEP ‘06 WRANGLER Only 29K miles! $15,880

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

MAZDA 03 MPV VAN V6. CD Player.


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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TOYOTA 02 TACOMA 4WD. SR5. TRD. V-6. $10,880

NISSAN 09 ROGUE SL Leather. Moonroof. Alloys. $18,880

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

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

The Client Care Coordinator ensures proper staffing of all client cases with field employees, and works closely with the Caregiver Supervisor and Client Care Manager to ensure client satisfaction with services. REQUIREMENTS: • Must enjoy helping seniors. • Must exhibit warm and congenial, professional attitude in daily activities. • Must be flexible regarding workdays and hours. • Must be able to learn quickly in busy office. • Must be well organized, detail-oriented and team oriented. • Excellent customer service and telephone skills. • Must have ability to effectively motivate staff and multi-task. • Must have computer skills including, Word, Excel. Power Point a plus. • Must be able to type 50+words per minute. • Experience managing employees and homecare/home health experience a plus but not necessary. Your duties will include, scheduling employees, maintaining records, assisting with recruitment, hiring, and orientation, participating in the on-call rotation, preparing reports, and corresponding with clients and caregivers.

We offer opportunity for advancement, and benefits. For consideration email a resume to

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


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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTER/HELPER Full time. Residential

remodeling. Experience helpful. Must have valid PA Driver’s license and reliable transportation. $12/hour to start. Holidays and one week paid vacation after one year. Call Monday through Friday 68pm. 570-696-2494


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

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA is seeking the following positions with excellent wage and benefit package:


Part-time, day shift, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Unit Secretary

Medical assistant training or previous experience as a unit secretary in a health care setting. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Full time, 9a.m.-5:30 p.m. *Every other weekend & rotating holidays required. *

Dietary Aide

Part-time, flexible hours between 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Jewish Home 1101 Vine Street Scranton, PA 18510

Or email: EOE



- Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance - 401K - Quarterly Safety Bonus - Paid Holidays - Paid Vacation Apply within or online: GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation 8283 Hwy 29 Montrose, PA 18801 570-278-7118 www. gassearchdrilling. com

100 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Suite 106 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 P: 570-829-1180 We are now hiring for the upcoming season starting March 1st for CERTIFIED FLAGGERS. Hours Monday-Wednesday, 9am- 2pm


Education/ Training


Experience preferred. Full time & Part Time. Dallas & Wilkes-Barre locations. 570-905-3322

527 Food Services/ Hospitality


EXPERIENCED BANQUET MANAGER CHEF Please send resume or call for interview appointment: Attn: Bob Edgewood in the Pines Golf Club 22 Edgewood Ln Drums Pa. 18222 570-788-3149


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


to correctly install a convertible top on 60’s GM cars. Call 570-954-0749



Director of Clinical Education Full Time

RN Supervisor

Full Time 3pm-11pm



Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Visit our website for job postings.


Production/ Operations

COMMERCIAL APPLICATOR For turf fertilization

program at a landscape company. Must be experienced. State certification a plus, but will train the right individual. Apply by mailing resume to: Green Valley Landscaping, Inc. 52 Reese St., Plains, PA 18702-1823 Or by email to: greenvalleyland EOE

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SERVICE TECHNICIAN Energy Technologies, Inc. is expanding and has an immediate opening for an experienced commercial service technician. Become part of the success of this Linc franchise where service is central to our business. Benefits include top pay, flexible health insurance plan, retirement plan, vacation, company truck, continuous training, bonus incentives, and a professional atmosphere. Stop in to fill out an application or send resume to: Mr. Chad Davis Service Manager ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 591 North Hunter Highway Drums, PA 18222 (570) 788-3845 Ext. 23

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548 Medical/Health

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Available routes: Hazleton (MOTOR ROUTE)

$650 Monthly Profit + Tips


$400 Monthly Profit + Tips 22 daily / 38 Sunday

Bernard Avenue, York Town Drive, Samuels Avenue

Laflin/Miners Mills

$660 Monthly Profit + Tips 139 daily / 150 Sunday

Baltimore Drive, Briar Creek Road, Pocono Trailer Ct., Wildflower Drive, East Main Street, Scott Street, East Thomas Street

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



Janitorial/ Cleaning

HOUSEKEEPER General cleaning,

laundry & babysitting. Experience a plus. Non-smoker. Must have car & references. Dallas Area. Replies to: c/o The Times Leader Box 2925 15 N. Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250



graduate (at least 3.3 GPA) with at least 3 years proven writing & research skills. Email resume to FinalJusticeLLC


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

CDL-A Waste hauling to

landfill. Call Brian at Harvis 542-5330 for application or forward resume to:

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548 Medical/Health

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Visiting Angels is looking for experienced compassionate and reliable caregivers to work in the homes of the elderly. Shifts available in Wilkes-Barre, Shickshinny and Plymouth. Second and Weekend shifts immediately available. Must have reliable vehicle, valid drivers license references and experience. call 570-270-6703 today! Or email

And start earning extra CASH! EOE


The Greater Hazleton Health Alliance has the following openings:

Physical Therapist - FT ICU Nurse Manager - FT Trauma Coordinator - FT Dietary Director - FT Home Health (RN) Manager - FT RN’s - FT/PT/Casual

Excellent benefit package for full time employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement and defined contribution plan.

Candidates interested in joining our team can forward their resume in confidence to: Employment Applications are available for download from our web site at

700 E. Broad Street, Hazleton, PA 18201

Our Heart is in Healthcare

Education/ Training


Education/ Training


Head Coach – Boy’s Volleyball

Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Develop and implement a district-wide philosophy of the teaching of the game of volleyball at all levels of the program. Year-round work on developing the program is a must. Experience coaching on the varsity level is preferred. For clearance information and application process, visit > Employment page. Mail application packet to: Mr. Frank Galicki, Superintendent, Dallas School District, PO Box 2000, Dallas, PA 18612 Complete application packets, including letter of interest, district application, references, letters of recommendation, current Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances, must be received by DEADLINE: February 13, 2012

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Logistics/ Transportation

LOOKING TO GROW DRIVERS WANTED! 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


CDL-A: Local Dedicated route! Home every night! Great Pay, Benefits! Estenson Logistics. Apply: 1-866-336-9642

548 Medical/Health


Local household goods & high value products moving company is hiring Class A, Class B and Non CDL drivers. All positions available local, regional & over the road. Excellent income potential along with health care, vacation and holiday pay. Must have clean driving record, no DUI’s within the last two years, & pass drug test. Driving school graduates are encouraged to apply. Please stop by our office: Matheson Transfer 157 Welles St Forty Fort PA 18704


39 daily papers / 51 Sunday papers

East Broad Street, Franklin Street, Chruch Street

Please send resumes to: 512 Forest Road Hazleton PA 18202 Attention: Human Resources

Production / Operations

Recondition and test business telephones. Good eyesight, hearing and attention to detail necessary. Should be self-motivated and team player.


Positions are on a 12 hour shift rotation (6-6). These shifts work every other weekend and will have the ability to have up to 15 days off per month. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. E.O.E.

Production/ Operations

Dietary Aides

50 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Wilkes-Barre Fax: 570-825-9423 or

Manufacturing facility in the Hazleton area looking for experienced Industrial Maintenance Technicians. Successful candidates will have experience in manufacturing facility. Candidates must have a strong background with industrial electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics, be a self starter and possess good trouble shooting skills. Previous experience working on Blow Molding Equipment preferred.



Hydroseed and soil erosion control experience helpful. Valid driver’s license a must. Top wages paid. Unlimited overtime. Apply in person 8am-4pm Monday-Friday 1204 Main Street Swoyersville Varsity, Inc. Must have I.D. No calls please.

Full Time Position With Benefits

Golden Living Center Summit

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Per Diem

Per Diem Competitive Salary & Benefits Package



GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation is looking for the following positions:

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades


IMMEDIATE opening for Concrete Laborer to perform a wide range of duties including but not limited to: strips and cleans concrete forms, pours concrete, shovels, vibrates, and finishes. Apply in person. McCarroll Precast 1129 Old Route 115 Dallas, PA Call 570-675-2717 ext. 2. Email Resume to mccarrollprecast@

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Phone: 344-6177, ext.140/Fax: 344-6859



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Visiting Angels, a Senior Home Care Agency is dedicated to offering seniorcitizens the opportunityto age in place athome.Ourphilosophy is to never compromise on providing high quality services. Our system allows seniors to afford a top quality caregiver who is thoroughly screened and experienced. Because of our commitment to service and quality we are growing. We are seeking a Client Care Coordinator to join our team.

Highest Prices Paid In Cash!!!

Moonroof. Alloys. CD Player. $16,900

Only 13K miles! Remote Starter. $18,880

Client Care Coordinator



RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT Supercharged

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

457 Wanted to Buy Auto


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Help Wanted The Dallas Area Municipal Authority (DAMA) is now accepting applications for a full-time Collection System Operator to work in DAMA’s public sewer division. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: operation and maintenance of sewage pumping stations and wastewater collection system lines; routine maintenance of vehicles and related equipment; building and grounds maintenance; locating and marking sewer lines; and all other assignments as issued by the Sewer Division Supervisor. Applicants must be able to work outdoors under varying weather conditions. Basic computer skills are required and a CDL is a plus. The position offers competitive wages and an excellent benefit plan including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and holidays, and a retirement plan. Applications are available on DAMA’s web page at or at our office, and may be submitted by regular mail, or in person Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the business office of DAMA, located at 530 South Memorial Highway, Shavertown, PA 18708. Applications must be received no later than February 15, 2012. DAMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on any basis whatsoever.

CHILDREN’S SERVICE CENTER OF WYOMING VALLEY, INC Local leader in providing a full continuum of behavioral health care to children/ adolescents and their families has the following position available:

Associate Director of Admissions •Master’s degree in

Human Service field •10+ years of experience in public or private service agency •2-4 years supervisory experience •Thorough knowledge of clinical assessments and third party insurances •Thorough knowledge of current social, economic and mental health / intellectual disabilities problems / issues and available resources A full job description can be accessed on our website at CSC is dedicated to creating a therapeutic living and learning environment for all clients and team members. Through implementation of the innovative Sanctuary Model of trauma informed care, Children’s Service Center strives to provide safe, democratic environments that are emotionally intelligent and socially responsible for all members of our community. More information on the Sanctuary Model can be accessed at www. Pease send résumé and letter of interest to: Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley, Inc.; Attn: HR Generalist 335 S. Franklin Street WilkesBarre, PA 18702 Phone: (570) 825-6425 Fax: (570) 301-0929 Email: Drug Free Work Place- EEO

EXPERIENCED HOME HEALTH RN Full/Part time covering Luzerne & Lackawanna counties. Also currently hiring CNAs & HHAs. Call Jessica at 570-4513050 for an immediate interview. EOE


Part Time. Current Firefighter, EMT and EVO certifications required.

To apply, call 570-675-3334

Kunkle Fire Co., Inc.


Wilkes-Barre Area, PA: Full-time, experienced and expert skills in dispensing and selling luxury eyewear. Must have a great sense of style. Saturday hours until 2:00 P.M. required. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. References required. Send resume via email to: opticalmgr2012@

TIMES LEADER 548 Medical/Health

JOIN OUR TEAM AD ALLIED SERVICES! We have the following opportunities: Heinz Rehab, Wilkes-Barre •RN - PT, All Shifts •RN/LPN - PT 3pm–11:30pm, Call-in, All Shifts •RN/LPN/CNA Call-in, All Shifts •CNA PT, 7am–3:30pm PT, 11pm–7:30am, Call-in, All Shifts •Physical Therapist - FT Outpatient •Occupational Therapist - FT, Inpatient Heinz Rehab, Out-Patient Clinics •Physical Therapist - FT, Tunkhannock Outpatient Clinic $5000 sign-on bonus •Physical Therapy Assistant - FT, Mountain Top Outpatient Clinic Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center, Scranton •RN - FT, evening and weekend program. Call-In all shifts •CNAs - FT, days, evenings, & nights. Call-In all shifts •Physical Therapist/ PT Assistant - FT, up to $5000 sign-on bonus •Physical & Occupational Therapists Call-in, days, evenings, & weekends We offer: Competitive pay rates commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefits package. All positions must be PA state licensed. For more information and to apply, visit us at or Phone 800•368•3910 Bilingual individuals encouraged to apply. Allied Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Miracles in rehab performed daily.™

PERSONAL CARE 30-35/week. Polish

or Russian language a plus. Call Eva at 570-793-6685 or 570-829-3528





Full & Part Time. Morning & Afternoon Shifts Available. K-9 Korner Inc. 734 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. (SR309) 570-829-8142 Come in to fill out an application. Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-4pm

HOT JOBS Customer Service,

Telemarketing, Help Desk, Desktop Engineers, Sr Manager of Deployment Svcs, Forklift, Warehouse, Picking/Packing, Carpenters&Helpers Warehouse Director, Marketing Analyst, Business Developer, Machine Operators, CNC Programmers, General Labors & Welders Top $ & Benefits Email Resume to: CoreyRupp@ or 570.208.7000


Production/ Operations

SIDEL PROCESS TECHNICIAN Local Plastic Manufacturer looking for an experienced Sidel Blow Mold Machine Process Technician. Responsibilities will include the operation and set up of production machinery and processing of quality product for a manufacturer of blow molded bottles. Previous experience operating Sidel Machines required. Must have strong mechanical ability. We offer a competitive wage/benefit package that includes: health, dental, life and insurance, paid vacations, holidays, 401(k). Please send resume & salary requirements to: Pretium Packaging, LLC 512 Forest Road Hazleton, PA 18202 Attention: Human Resources khalterm@ EOE


Sales/Retail/ Business Development

COUNTER HELP Full Time / Part Time

For Quadrapelegic. Must be able to lift. Full time or part time. 570-574-0815

Master Garment Cleaners 570-287-6118



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RN’s/LPN’s needed for a pediatric case in Hazleton, PA. All shifts available, especially overnights. Trach and vent experience preferred. Full time hours, competitive rates, weekly pay!

CareGivers America 570-585-4627



Richwood Industries, an established manufacturer of high quality conveyor components is seeking a full-time field sales representative must live in Armstrong or Somerset county area. Must be motivated, organized, energetic. Previous industry experience helpful. Salary, commission and 401K. Send resume to: Sales Secretary Richwood, P. O. Box 1298, Huntington, WV 25714 Email: info@



HARROLD’S PHARMACY, A GREAT PLACE TO WORK! Full/part time position Send resume to: Harrold’s Pharmacy 179 Old River Rd Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Or fax: 570-824-8730


Business Opportunities

RN SUPERVISOR TAX REFUND COMING? Full Time 3pm-11pm LPN Part Time 3pm-11pm CNA Part Time 11pm-7am CNA’S

Per Diem All Shifts


796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise




BUYING 11am to 6pm

39 Prospect St • Nanticoke


Business Opportunities

LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE. Luzerne County. $23,000. 570-574-7363

MOSS COLLECTOR who owns/or has

access to large tract (s), private woodlands. Must I.D. moss & ecoharvest in bulk, dry & deliver to Honesdale. 570-253-4704

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BRACELET beautiful red rhinestone nobler bride or valentine day bracelet crystal rhinestone, silvergilt, alloy only $10 570-332-8014



Antiques & Collectibles

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $ Old Toys, model kits,

Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544

HELMET. NFL Anniversary, full size. Signed by 10 Hall of Famers. Sell $300. 570-817-8981 NAUTICAL themed decoration, 15 large wooden sailing ship models, 6 medium /small ship models, model sea birds, sailor figures, assortment of lightboxes, paintings, plaques, large boat shaped coffee table with oars 4.5’x 2’w, wooden steering wheel, wooden steering wheel with gauges, standing boat shaped shelving unit, 5’tlx18”w, . 1 captain statue, ship floats & more. $200. 823-7957 PEDAL INDY CAR 1980s era black Copenhagen Aj Foyt & red 1980s era Marlboro plastic Indy pedal car. Great collectibles!! $100. each (570) 696-3988




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


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: girl clothes, dresses, jeans, coats, tops, shoes, gently worn, variety of brand names, sizes 1 year, 18 months & 2 years all or piece by piece. Graco neat seat adjustable high chair $10. Diaper Genie never used, $10. Symphony inMotion mobileFarmyard 0-5 mos. $10. Bumper guards with matching blanket, pink & brown plush, circle design pattern, $8. Reclining 3 stage feeding seat, The First Years blue & white $5. VTech Bouncing Colors Turtle from colors to playful melodies, fun sounds, & active play reward movement while enhancing coordination, motor skills & balance $5. Playskool Sit N Spin $5. All clothes & baby items from a smoke /pet free home. Take all for $100. Call 570-709-9863


BOOTS UGG blue & tan sweater boots, brand new, size 6, $65. 570-675-1777. BOYS CLOTHING Gap carpenter jean shorts 8 slim, Gap pocket cargo khaki pants size 8, Old Navy Khaki pants never worn size 8 slim, camouflage shorts size 7, Old Navy checkered golf shorts size 7. 2 pair Arizona checkered golf shorts size 8. Like new. From smoke/pet free home, $25. for all. 570-709-9863


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


Computer Equipment & Software

PRINTER Epson Stylus color 760 3 extra black ink cartridges. Prints well. $25. 570-574-2604



Bridal Items

Exercise Equipment

BICYCLE universal fitness exercise bicycle, computer, excellent condition. $25. 570 696-1703 TREADMILL Lifestyler Expanse 2000 0-10 MPH speed, 2.5 hp motor, power incline, programmable speed & incline. Paid $1,000. Sacrifice for $375. 570-675-4777


Furniture & Accessories

ANTIQUE hall tree with bevel mirror brass coat or hat hooks with hinged seat storage bin 6’ high, excellent condition asking $375.570-655-9472 BED, queen size sleigh style, pine comes with 2 matching nightstands $400. 570-288-4451 BEDROOM SUITE Vintage, 4 piece. Make up table and dresser w/etched glass mirrors, end table and wardrobe $100. 570-902-5244 BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in bags! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!! ENTERTAINMENT center, solid oak 4’ with glass showcase. Beautiful condition. $200. 570-388-6603 FARMHOUSE TABLE rustic antique, 2 side benches. Seats up to 8. Perfect for country decor. Asking $375. 570-905-3048


* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 LAZYBOY SET attractive, comfortable swivel recliner rocker $125. Recliner $125. Double recliner sofa $200. Brown, scotch guarded, excellent condition. 954-3879


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Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898



NECKLACE Judith Ripka 20” silver necklace was $200 sell $100 Braided 20” silver Omega was $200 sell $100. both never worn. 570-288-7078

VALENTINES DAY is just around the

corner. Are you looking for that special gift for the man or women in your life or just a friend? We have gold, gold filled, silver, rings, necklaces, watches, trinkets for both men & women so why not come in & see us?

Bring this ad & we will give you an extra 10% off your purchase of $50 or more.


Visit us as 134 Rt. 11, Larksville or call 570-855-7197


Medical Equipment

LIFT POWER WHEEL CHAIR LIFT for SUV or pick up truck. Brand new, used only 7 times. Still in vehicle. Cost over $3,000 installed, will sell for $1,000. Crane type. 570-217-7755

758 Miscellaneous

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

570-574-1275 CIGAR HUMIDOR upright armoire style with front door & top door, dark oak holds 100 cigars Excellent condition. $50. 570-655-9472 DISHES Imperial China #745 Wild flower W. Dalton Service for 12 plus extra serving pieces 94 pieces in all $450. 570-639-2911


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.


Name brand tobacco product blends. Only 45¢ per pack, including Winston, Marlboro, Kool, Skoal, RedMan and half/half, etc. Free delivery. To order have CC or check info ready. Call 570-614-3877

786 Toys & Games CHRISTMAS DOLL on 3 wheel bicycle, blonde hair, blue eyes, 18” H $25. DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL musical items, lunch box, lunch tote bag all $10. 570-696-1927



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


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Photo Equipment

CAMERA Minolta Maxxum 8000i 35mm film camera with 2 lenses, off camera flash unit, very good condition reduced $275. 570- 788-2388

776 Sporting Goods CROSS BOW Horton with case, bolts, tips 4 x red dot scope used 1 season Excellent condition. $300. Bike rack fits class 3 hitch holds 4 bikes, new $269. sell for $150. 570-655-9472 CROSS BOW LEGEND exercise machine, very good condition, sacrifice $200.570-788-2388 ICE FISHING COVERALLS size medium, downfilled, never worm, $95. 570-288-3546 POOL TABLE. Solid Slate. Gandy professional. 5x9. $995 FIRM. 570-8834443 evenings. SKIIS Rossignol 146 cm. with Salomon bindings, size 9-12, excellent condition , used 2x complete asking $225. 570 239-1501



(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538

Highest Cash PayOuts Guaranteed Mon-Sat 10am -6pm C l o s e d S u n d a ys

1092 Highway 315 Blvd (Plaza 315) 315N .3 miles after Motorworld

We Pay At Least 80% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry

London PM Gold Price

Jan. 31: $1,744.00

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810


CAT FREE neutered short hair male calico house cat. 4 years old. Belonged to elderly woman. 570-954-3574

CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

824-4172, 9-9 only

COMPOUND SAW Craftsman with folding metal stand $225. 457-7854 SNOWBLOWER. MTD 2 cycle, single stage, 21” cut, 4.5hp, runs well. $100.570-690-5253


3 males, black&tan, tails done, dew claws removed. Shots, and ACA registered. Ready NOW. 570-542-4006 PUG PUPPY. Friendly, 6 month, male. comes with cage and papers. $300.570-287-6162

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale




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

Excellent blood lines. Born Christmas Day. Hypoallergenic breed, does not shed. 2 males black & tan. 4 females - 2 white, 2 brindle (silver & white). See and choose your puppy now! Ready to go week of 3/4. Males & Females $550/each $100 deposit. Breed requires total bonding with new owner. Puppies must be placed between 10 and 12 weeks of age. 570-843-5040

Poms, Yorkies, Maltese, Husky, Rotties, Golden, Dachshund, Poodle, Chihuahua, Labs & Shitzus. 570-453-6900 570-389-7877


Pet Supplies

PET RAMP indoor, light weight, sturdy foam, 2 multipositional sections, non slip surface, holds over 250lb. Great for arthritic pets. Paid $150. Asking $75. 570-578-0759

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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 BACK MOUNTAIN

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 2.2 baths & FANTASTIC “Great Room” with built in bar, private brick patio, hot tub & grills! 4 car garage with loft + attached 2 car garage. Situated on over 6 acres of privacy overlooking Francis Slocum with a great view of the lake! Lots of extras & the kitchen is out of this world! MLS#11-3131 $625,000 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 BACK MOUNTAIN

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

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RAT TERRIER, female, wonderful companion dog. Needs to be the only pet in the home. Free to good home. 947-4226

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


BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

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

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 BEAR CREEK

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

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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


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


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


3 bedroom brick Cape Cod, with 2 baths, on a corner lot near Dallas Schools, with easy access to shopping. MLS# 12-12 $125,000 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 DALLAS



CATS FREE adult, all spayed & neutered, owner passed away, desperately needs good homes. 570-735-2243

Cape Cod, with detached 2 car garage on 2 acres of country living! Dallas School District. $137,500 MLS# 11-4446 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950






You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

Visit us at Or email us at wilkesbarregold@

All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped


This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from “The World of Pets Unleashed”


SONY COMPONENT SYSTEM, MP3, radio & cassette. Like new, small, silver, $50. 570-288-1157.

TV 37” lcd Insignia with remote, works great $175. neg. 570-288-3352

Place your pet ad and provide us your email address

Male & female available. Ready 02/21. Will hold with deposit. $575 570-714-2032 570-852-9617

Stereos/ Accessories

Televisions/ Accessories

Call 829-7130


GUITAR Martin j15 like new with Martin gold pickup must see $700. Firm. 570-709-9009



Musical Instruments

PIANO. Fischer apartment sized baby grand. Walnut. Good condition. Must sell. $700, OBO 570-675-3327 or 570-406-1809


796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

POTTERY COLLECTION McCoy, some unique pieces $300. 570-779-3841



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

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

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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

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Charming 2 bedroom Cape Cod in Franklin Township. L-shaped living room with hardwood floors, eat in kitchen & private driveway. $119,900 MLS#11-3255 Call Joe moore 570-288-1401

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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 DALLAS


100% Financing Wooded and private Bi-Level. This home features 1 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 bath & nice updates. plenty of room on your private 2 acre lot. 100% USDA financing eligible. call for details. REDUCED PRICE $166,000 Call Cindy King 570-690-2689


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Four bedroom Colonial with hardwood floors in formal dining and living room. Modern eat in kitchen, finished basement with 24” x 30” recreation room. Deck, hot tub and ceiling fans. MLS#11-4504 $229,900 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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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

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale


EXETER OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Feb. 5th 1PM to 2:30PM 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

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Nice size four bedroom home with some hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 car garage & partially fenced yard. Close to everything! $92,900 MLS# 11-1977 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty

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DURYEA Cute 2 story, 2 bedCondo with architect designed interior on 3 floors. Large, well equipped tiled kitchen with separate breakfast room, den with fireplace-brick & granite hearth. Open floor plan in living/dining area. 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Lower level has den or 4th bedroom with family room & bath. Recently sided; attached 2-car garage, walk-out lower level, decks on 1st & 2nd floor; pets accepted (must be approved by condo association). Country Club amenities included & private pool for Meadows residents. MLS 12-203 $269,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565


room 1 bath home. $15,000 570-780-0324 570-947-3575


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

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

EXETER 1021 Wyoming Ave

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







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 DALLAS

NEWBERRY ESTATE ORCHARD EAST Two bedroom condo, 2nd floor. Living/dining room combination. 1,200 square feet of easy living. Two balconies, one car garage nearby. Security system, cedar closet, use of in ground pool. $109,000 MLS#11-4031 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

DURYEA 1107 Spring Street Superb two story with 3 bedrooms & 1 ½ baths. Hardwood floors, gas heat, vinyl siding, large yard with garage. Call Jim for details. Offered at $169,500 Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708

DALLAS School District DURYEA

100% Financing Wooded and private Bi-Level in Dallas School District. This home features 1 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 bath and nice updates. Plenty of room on your private 2 acre lot. 100% USDA Financing Eligible. Call for details.

REDUCED PRICE $166,000 Call Cindy King 570-690-2689


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

DURYEA 314 Edward St

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

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

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


(570) 288-6654 HANOVER TWP. 10 Lyndwood Ave

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.

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

Double block with both sides having nice secluded yards and decks. Close to area schools. Wood floors just redone on owners side. Wonderful opportunity to live in one side and rent the other side to help pay your mortgage! MLS#11-4537 $65,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 HANOVER TWP.

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

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307 HANOVER TWP. LIBERTY HILLS

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 HANOVER TWP.

570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708

DURYEA REDUCED! 167 Center St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath2 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

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Towne & Country Real Estate Co.

DUPONT Open floor plan, raised ranch. Newly rebuilt in 2009. Located in nice neighborhood close to everything! MLS# 11-2928 $109,500 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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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


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

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HANOVER TWP. 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


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


WILDFLOWER VILLAGE TOWN HOME: 2-3 bedrooms. 1.5 Vinyl sided 4 bedroom spacious home with a great eat in kitchen, 1 3/4 baths & much more. Near the local schools. PRICE REDUCED $119,900 MLS# 11-1144 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 EXETER


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

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 HANOVER

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


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

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


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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





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

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

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

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

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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

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


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


* 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


A Classy Move-in Ready 5 bedroom, with recent updates including flooring, bathroom, recessed lighting & many new widows. Woodburner on brick hearth, eat in kitchen, formal dining room. Good room sizes, fenced yard, patio, private driveway, walking distance to park, shopping, public transportation, restaurants, etc. MLS #11-4283 $132,900. Call Pat today @



KINGSTON 171 Third Ave 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

JENKINS TWP 2 Owen Street

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

Smith Hourigan Group (570) 696-1195 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 JENKINS TWP.

2 W. Sunrise Drive PRICED TO SELL! This 4 bedroom has 2 car garage with extra driveway, central air, veranda over garage, recreation room with fireplace and wet bar. Sunroom For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-296 $199,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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



3 bedroom bi-level with two modern, full baths & one 3/4 bath. Living room with fireplace and skylights, built in china cabinets in dining room. Lower level family room with fireplace and wet bar. Large foyer with fireplace. MLS#11-3064 $289,500 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath Brick “Cape Cod” with oversized 2 car garage with loft for storage. MLS#11-4162 $179,900 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 KINGSTON

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

KINGSTON 58 S. Welles Ave


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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


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 KINGSTON 68 Bennett St

4 Orchard St. 3 bedroom starter home with 1 bath on quiet street. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-254 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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

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Well maintained one owner home located near schools & shopping. Home features 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room & foyer, with ductless air conditioning on the first floor. 2-car detached garage and basement ready to be finished. All appliances are included along with the first floor laundry. MLS#11-97 $129,000 Everett Davis (570) 417-8733

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RARE OPPORTUNITY! This one you can’t match for overall charm, utilization and value. The beautifully carpeted, gas fireplace living room makes you want to sit down and relax. The dining room opens to a Florida room with a gas fireplace. There is a modern kitchen and 2 modern bathrooms. Three spacious bedrooms on the second floor with a walkup attic. Completely finished basement with wet bar! The home features many upgrades including windows, roof, landscaping and driveway. Also a one car detached garage and gazebo. Great Kingston location with low taxes and located near school and shopping. MLS#11-4552 $172,900 Everett Davis (570) 417-8733

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

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MOSCOW 331 Gudz Road

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

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



10 E. Second St. Property in nice neighborhood. Includes 4 room apartment over garage. MLS 12-253 $79,000 Charles J. Prohaska EXT 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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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


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 MOUNTAIN TOP

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 $192,000 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323



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VACANT LAND 333 OAKMONT LANE 1.15 acre, level lot, #254, on cul-de-sac, in Laurel Lakes. Underground electric, phone & cable. Ready for your new home in 2012! MLS# 11-4465 $39,900 Call Christine Kane 570-714-9231


3 bedroom, 1 bath. Nice opportunity for a starter home or investment property. Needs work, but columns, moldings, and leaded glass windows are intact. MLS #12-133 $42,000 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 NANTICOKE

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



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.

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

570-474-2340, Ext. 11


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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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 $79,900 Go To The Top... Call JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

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


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


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





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




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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NANTICOKE 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

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



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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

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



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NEW LISTING Beautifully redone farmhouse with two 2 car garages, one with a mechanic pit, electric, water, and studio apartment above. New roof, furnace, well, wiring, kitchen, bath & hardwood floors. Beautiful views. NOT A DRIVE BY! $189,000 MLS#11-4420 Call CHRISTINE KUTZ Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950



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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 REDUCED! $64,500 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

PLAINS 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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Five bedroom Contemporary has a vaulted ceiling in living room with fireplace. Hardwood floors in dining & living rooms. 1st floor master bedroom with walk in closet. Lower level family room. Deck, garage, separate laundry. $257,500 MLS#12-170 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401


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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

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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


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


NEW LISTING 3 bedroom Townhouse in “Rivermist” with 2.5 bath, 1 car garage & all new carpeting & painted interior throughout! MLS#11-3153 $178,600 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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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

* 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

60 Watkins St Home features a master bedroom on 1st floor with large walk in closet, ceiling fans, screened porch, sunroom and workshop. New 200 amp service, interior paint & laundry area in basement. MLS#12-128 $105,000 Call Al Clemonts 570-371-9381


SHICKSHINNY 1128 Bethel Hill Rd

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 $99,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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



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


A dollhouse in historic Patterson Grove Campground with country charm. Many recent updates. Cute as can be. Patterson Grove on web www.patterson 11-4376 $27,000 Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127


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 SHAVERTOWN

Well maintained raised ranch in Midway Manor. Good size level yard with shed. Large sunroom/laundry addition. Lower level family room with wood stove. MLS #11-4178 $163,700 Call Christrine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950



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


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


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



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


Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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“New Listing”! 3 bedrooms, 1 bath home on double lot. One car garage, two 3 season porches, security system & attic just insulated. MLS #12-31 $90,000. Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 SWOYERSVILLE

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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


NEW PRICE $196,500


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

Smith Hourigan Group 570-714-6119


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15 EMERSON DRIVE GLENMAURA Beautiful brickfaced 4 bedroom Colonial. Spacious, open floor plan. Tile floors, fireplace, two car garage. MLS# 12-295 $350,000 Call Stacey Lauer 570-262-1158

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Sunday February 5th 12pm to 2pm 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. Laflin Road to Fordham Road, on right. $399,700 Call Donna 570-613-9080

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51-53 Milbre St Nice home. A tenant would help pay the mortgage or use as an investment property or convert to a single family. Great location, worth your consideration. Full attic, walk out basement by bilco doors. Bathrooms are on the first floor. MLS 12-298 $99,500 Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127

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

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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 $115,500 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824


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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

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WAPWALLOPEN 359 Pond Hill Mountain Road






Meticulous twostory home with double lot and 2-car garage. Eat-in kitchen with laundry area; first floor tiled full bath, nicely carpeted living/dining rooms; three bedrooms on second floor, gas heat, recently roofed, great starter home for you. Move in and enjoy not paying rent. MLS#11-3400 REDUCED TO $99,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565


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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


Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in nice neighborhood. Many updates. Landscaped & fenced yard with pool, large deck & koi pond! $99,700 MLS#11-2253 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 TUNKHANNOCK

Very nice rustic log home. Finished lower level with private entrance. Perfect for in-law apartment, second income, or small business with zoning approval. Beautiful stone fireplace with propane insert, full length front porch, new roof, and logs just stained & sealed this year. Fish Bowman’s Creek right from the rear of your own property! MLS#11-4220 $165,000 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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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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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

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 WILKES-BARRE



313 Race St. This home needs someone to rebuild the former finished basement and 1st floor. Being sold as is. 2nd floor is move in ready. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-255 $39,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

$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 WILKES-BARRE

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


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




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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Beautifully maintained double block on large landscaped lot (5 lots). Many updates, hardwood under carpet, ceiling fans, plaster walls and off street parking for 9! Must See! MLS#11-2651 $110,000 Call Christine Kutz for details. Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 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

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

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


WILKES-BARRE 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


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 WILKES-BARRE

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

Good starter home that has been family owned & maintained since the 1950’s. Large eat in kitchen, formal dining room, & 3 bedrooms. MLS #12-272 $49,500 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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

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


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



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 WILKES-BARRE South

1702 W. Eighth St. 1 story Ranch with 100x200 lot, paved driveway, new energy star replacement windows. Excellent starter home. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-2912 NEW PRICE $84, 500 Fred Mecadon 570-817-5792




71 George Ave. Nice house with lots of potential. Priced right. Great for handy young couple. Close to just about everything. Out of flood zone. MLS 12-195 $76,000 Call Roger Nenni EXT 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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. $49,900. 11-4455. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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

Income & Commercial Properties

AVOCA 438 Tripp St

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


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

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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



WILKES-BARRE Large, stately brick

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

home in Historic District. Large eat-in kitchen, dining room 2 fireplaces, 5 full baths & 2 half baths. Huge master with office. Large 3rd floor bedroom. 2 story attic. Custom woodwork & hardwood floors. Leaded glass, large closets with built-ins. Needs some updates. With large income apt. with separate entrance. Call for appointment. ASKING $300,000 Call 570-706-5917 WILKES-BARRE

3 bedroom, 2 story, with brick & stucco siding. Beautiful hardwood floors. Semi-modern kitchen. Finished basement with fireplace. Covered back porch. Priced to sell. $79,900. MLS 11-2987 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 WILKES-BARRE

Want to live in the city? Look at this home! Well kept and clean two-story in this desirable Wilkes Barre neighborhood. Hardwood flooring, great size, eat-in oak kitchen with all appliances & first floor laundry. Open floor plan on first floor with living/ dining area. Modern baths & three large bedrooms. Plus bonus twin bunk beds built-in. Well insulated-gas heat, fenced yard, offstreet parking. MLS#11-2659 REDUCED TO $79,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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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


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

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


Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, with 3 season porch and detached 1 car garage. Good starter home in well established neighborhood. Family owned for many years. MLS#11-4464 $65,000 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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


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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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


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 EDWARDSVILLE

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

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

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1012 Wyoming Ave. SUPER LOCATION Needs work. Priced to sell. Great for your small business or offices. Very high traffic count. Property is being sold IN AS IS CONDITION. Inspections for buyers information only. Property needs rehab. MLS 11-4267 $84,900 Roger Nenni 570-288-0770 Ext. 32 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770


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



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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

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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


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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584 Wyoming Ave.

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



WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St

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

WYOMING 40 Fifth st


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



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

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PITTSTON 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

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


Kingston Wellness Center / professional offices. -Modern Decor and Loft Style Offices -Four Lane Street Frontage -100+ Parking -Established Professional & Wellness Businesses On-Site -Custom Leases Available -Triple Net Spaces Available: 600SF, 1400SF, 2610SF, and 4300SF. 4300SF Warehouse Space available Built to Suit. Call Cindy 570-690-2689

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



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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


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912 Lots & Acreage

912 Lots & Acreage


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


“Great Business Location” $168,500 B-2 zoning, just off the Dallas Highway. 1st floor has 4 spacious rooms, stone fireplace & powder room & 2nd floor has 1 bedroom apartment with 1 & 3/4 baths. Ample paved parking area. Ideal for Nail & Beauty Salon, retail business or professional office. Owners are PA licensed Realtors. MLS#11-4356 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 GARAGE Swoyersville

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

COURTDALE 175’x130’ sloping lot

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

DALLAS 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


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


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. May require zoning approval. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-208 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


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

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


915 Manufactured Homes


Double wide home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 3 season deck & carport, new appliances, many upgrades, near Rts 81, 309 & Hanover Industrial Park $54,500. Serious Calls Only. (570) 826-0887

ASHLEY PARK Laurel Run & San

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


$135,000 SPECTACULAR WATER VIEW! 2 acres overlooking Huntsville Reservoir. Building site cleared but much of woodlands preserved. Perc & site prep done. MLS # 11-2550. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 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

HARVEYS LAKE SELLER SAYS SELL! Land with LakeView 90' x 125' Lot with View of the Lake. Sewer Permit Required. $19,000 MLS# 10-2523 Call Cindy 570-690-2689

2 bedroom. Vinyl siding, shingled roof. Clean. NEEDS NO WORK. Minutes from I81 & Turnpike. Excellent Condition. $19,900. 570-851-6128 or 610-767-9456


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ŠShort or long term ŠExcellent Neighborhood ŠPrivate Tenant Parking Š$600 includes all utilities. No pets. 570-822-9697

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570-675-4400 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

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

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

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


Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

Roofing, siding, gutters, insulation, decks, additions, windows, doors, masonry & concrete. Insured & Bonded.

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-299-7241 570-606-8438

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

ASHLEY 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


We Care about the place you call home, & we want you to care about it too!! 2 & 3 bedrooms, reserved parking. Short block to bus stop. $650 & 725 rent includes heat/ water/sewer & trash. Application, references, background check, smoke free, pet free, lease + security. Call Terry 570-824-1022


2 bedroom, first floor, large modern eat in kitchen with appliances, bath, carpeting, ample parking, $495.



Cozy 2 bedroom. Heat & Appliances. $575/ month. 570-574-2588

DALLAS 2 bedrooms, no

pets. $650/mo + utilities & security. Trash & sewer included. Call 570-674-7898

DALLAS 2396 Lower Demunds Road 2nd floor. 2 bedroom+ spare room, large living room and kitchen. Laundry room, upper back deck with yard. Off street parking. Tenant pays utilities and garbage. First, last, & security. $550/mo 570-956-7571


Building & Remodeling


Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. 570-287-4067



Carpet Cleaning

Alan & Linda’s

825-4268. Remodel / repair, Interior painting & drywall install 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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished



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


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

FORTY FORT 1st floor, 2 bed-

room, gas heat, nice kitchen, optional garage. Washer/dryer included $685/month. Call after 6 p.m. 570-220-6533


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

DURYEA bedroom apart-

1 ment + den in converted school. 10 ft. ceilings, open plan Living Room, Dining area & modern Kitchen, all appliances, mini-blinds, neutral colors, hardwood floors, laundry, off-street parking. $675. Call 570-451-1982

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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


2 bedroom, modern kitchen and bath, Includes OSP stove, fridge, heat, water, sewer. No Pets. $650. 570-693-1294



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Immaculate 4 room, 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


1st floor. Large 2 bedroom. Remodeled. Stove refrigerator. Washer/ dryer hookup. $675 Heat included. Call 570-814-0843 or 570-696-3090


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


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




rooms. 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



Light, 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

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 remodeled, 3 bedroom 1/2 double with carpet, paint, 1.5 bath, washer/ dryer hook up, gas heat, $700 + utilities. Call 570-814-0843 or 570-696-3090


KINGSTON Recently renovat-

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

HUDSON 2 bedrooms, 1 bath,

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

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


Handyman Services

GARAGE DOOR Sales, service,

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


Dry Wall


Hanging & finishing, design ceilings and painting. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 328-1230


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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

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ASHLEY Available Now

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All Types Of Work New or Remodeling Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-406-6044




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


SPACIOUS 1/2 DOUBLES 3 bedrooms, back yard. Separate utilities. No pets. Background & security. $750/month. 570-242-8380


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Spacious 3rd floor, 2 bedrooms, porch, off street parking. Heat & water included. New fridge & stove. Pet Friendly. $550 + security. Call 570-287-5282


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Very nice, 3 rooms and bath. No pets. Non-smoking. All utilities & parking included.$575/mo. Call 570-287-3985


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

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.


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


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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. 570-542-5330


Nice 2 bedroom apartment. 221 Pine St. $520/month, sewer & garbage included, security deposit required. Call 610-393-7884


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, 1st floor.

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

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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

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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


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 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234


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


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


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


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


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

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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


DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

(570) 675-3378

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Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Service Changes & Replacements. Generator Installs. 868-4469




570-332-0077 Custom excavating, foundations, land clearing, driveways, storm drainage, etc.


Hauling & Trucking

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299 #1 FOR ALL YOUR CONSTRUCTION NEEDS Interior & exterior painting. All types of remodeling, & plumbing. Front and back porches repaired & replaced Call 570-301-4417

COMPLETE MAINTENANCE Roofing, siding, plumbing, electric, drywall, painting, rough and finished carpentry, lawn service and more. Residential & Commercial 570-852-9281


Painting, drywall, plumbing & all types of interior & exterior home repairs. 570-829-5318


Property & Lawn Maintenance

LICENSED & INSURED FREE ESTIMATES All types of interior and exterior home & business repairs 570-406-3339

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We fix everything! Plumbing, Electrical & Carpentry. Retired Mr. Fix It. Emergencies 23/7





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


TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL DEMOLITION Estate Cleanout Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE SMALL AND LARGE JOBS! 570-823-1811 570-239-0484


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Free Estimates. 570-332-5946

Mike’s $5-Up

Removal of Wood, Trash and Debris. Same Day Service.


VERY CHEAP JUNK REMOVAL! Licensed, Insured & Bonded. Will beat any price, guaranteed! Free Estimates. Over 10,000 served.


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Running your own business? Spread the word with an ad here! 570-829-7130

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

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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



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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WEST PITTSTON 2 bedroom. Wash-

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


2nd floor, 1 bedroom kitchen, living room, bath, and attic storage. Refrigerator and stove provided. Heat, water, and sewer included. Quiet neighborhood, out of flood zone. No pets. $540/month lease, 1st., security deposit, and references required. 570-466-1545


WILKES-BARRE 460 Scott Street


Spacious 1 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. Recently renovated. Sewer & appliances included. Off street parking. Security. No pets. $500/month + utilities & gas heat. 570-586-0417 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

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

WILKES-BARRE / KINGSTON Efficiency 1 & 2

bedrooms. Includes all utilities, parking, laundry. No pets. From $390 to $675. Lease, security & references. 570-970-0847


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


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A spotless living 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


Clean, 2 bedroom, duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking $475 + utilities. Call 570-868-4444 WILKES-BARRE


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 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.

bath, laundry room. $800. All appliances & utilities except electric included. Call 570-574-3065

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


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“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

AMERICA REALTY 288-1422 WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom 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 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

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AVAILABLE NOW!! Recently renovated, spacious, wood floors, all kitchen appliances included, parking available. 2 bedroom $500 + utilities. Call Agnes 347-495-4566 570-793-9449


by General Hospital 3 bedroom. All renovated. 1,200 sf. Parking space. $730/month + utilities, negotiable. Call Agnes 347-495-4566 570-793-9449

WYOMING 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


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Wilkeswood Apartments 2 & 3 BR Townhomes



Commercial Properties

Center City WB


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


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

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


OPPORTUNITY 1,500 square foot available for rent. Restaurant with some equipment. Excellent street visibility at the Hazle & Park Triangle. Also, Middle East Bakery for sale or rent. call Pete for details at 570-301-8200 WILKES-BARRE


Immediately. High traffic volume & great visibility on Wilkes-Barre Blvd. 1900 sq. ft., in Wilkes Plaza, with plenty of parking. $2,000 / monthly. Call Terry Eckert LEWITH & FREEMAN 570-760-6007


1000 SF - 5000 SF Space Available. 5000 SF Warehouse Space with loading docks, office, heat, and plumbing. $3.60 - $12 sf/yr + NNN, lease negotiable. Call Cindy King 570-690-2689



Rte. 315 3800 SF, will divide Office / Retail Call 570-829-1206



available immediately, utilities provided. $300/month with security deposit. Call 570-693-2804 for an appointment

Laird St. Complex, Will divide for multiple tenants. Reasonable rates. Easy Interstate access. Lease 132,500 sq.ft., 12 loading docks, 30 ft ceilings, sprinkler, acres of parking. Offices Available 570-655-9732 ext. 312

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


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COMMERCIAL LOT 233 Wyoming Ave, Rt. 11 (1/4 mile from proposed Walmart) For Sale or lease. $96,000. 570-388-6669

Half Doubles


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


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.

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


EXETER Recently remodeled

Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!


Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!


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




12,000 sf. Route 309. Exit 165 off I81. 570-823-1719

315 PLAZA 1750 sf former Physician Office. OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206


Half Doubles


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


3 bedrooms, 1 bath, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, $575/ month, plus utilities. Section 8 OK Call 610-393-7884


1 bedroom, living room, dining room kitchen. Totally remodeled. 1st floor. Washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. $575/month + security. 570-299-7103

4-5 bedroom half double with large rooms. Off street parking. Yard. $800 + utilities. Call 570-299-7103


221 Boland Ave 1 bedroom. $325+utilities Call Mark at (570) 899-2835 (917) 345-9060


Half Doubles


Newly remodeled 3 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove provided, no pets, w/w carpeting, $800/ month, plus utilities, & $1,000 security deposit. Call 570-693-2804

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BEAR CREEK TWP 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


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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


322 New Hancock 3 bedroom. 1 bath. Available April 1st. Call for details. Call (570) 819-1473

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

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WAREHOUSE/LIGHT WYOMING Updated 1 bedroom. New Wall to wall MANUFACTURING carpet. Appliances furnished. Coin op laundry. $550. Heat, OFFICE SPACE water & sewer included. Call 570-687-6216 or PITTSTON 570-954-0727 Main St.


1 & 2 BR Apts



TWO BEDROOM UNIT For lease, available immediately, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, 2nd floor. $500 per month + utilities, references, security & background check 570-735-4074 Leave message

WILKES-BARRE WILKES-BARRE SOUTH 1.5 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 bedroom, kitchen,

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

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Available February 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. New paint & carpet, enclosed porch. Heat, hot water, sewer & garbage included. $625 + security. Section 8 Welcome. 570-589-9767

WILKES-BARRE WILKES-BARRE SOUTH 1 bedroom, all utili1 bedroom, 1 1/2 ties included, no pets. Background check. $475/month + security. Call 570-822-9625


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

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

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street parking. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. No pets. $650/month + utilities & security 570-474-9248


half double. 1,400 sf. $695 + utilities. Pets considered. No CEO. Section 8 welcome. 570-899-8173


with eat in kitchen & walk up attic. Walking distance to school & parks. $700/month + utilities & 1 month security. (570) 793-9449

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

953 Houses for Rent


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. 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

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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

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Desirable Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $900 + electric only


Beautiful ranch 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

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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


Large 1 family house, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living & dining rooms, extra room, eat-in-kitchen, finished attic. Backyard & driveway. Washer/ dryer hookup. $750/ month + utilities, 1 month security. Call 609-356-8416

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Two 3 Bedrooms $675-$625 One 2 bedroom $585. Plus all utilities References & security. No pets. 570-766-1881


36 TRENTON COURT 3 bedroom townhouse, behind VA Hospital. All new everything. Kitchen appliances, parking. $850 + utilities. Call Joe 570-592-1606

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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



Single 2 bedroom. Gas Heat. $675/ month + utilities. Section 8 accepted. 570-825-5451


A spotless 4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath cape on Dawes Ave; Fenced yard, basement, Off-street parking. $685 + utilities. Call 570-266-5336


Available immediately, 6 room single family home, $600 + 1 month security. 570-650-4628

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


KINGSTON HOUSE Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $340. Efficiency at $450 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331


Single 2 bedroom. Gas Heat. $675/ month + utilities. Section 8 accepted. 570-825-5451


Furnished room for rent. Close to downtown. $90/week + security. Everything included. Call 570-704-8288

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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


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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$650/month, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living dining room & eat in kitchen. Appliances, washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. Water, sewer & recyclables included. Security, references & credit check. No pets. 570-824-3223


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. $675/month, plus utilities, & 2 months security. Application & references. Call 570-639-4907


1207 Prospect St 3 bedrooms. Hardwood floors. Eat-in kitchen with appliances, including dishwasher. 1.5 bath. Washer/dryer hook up. Basement & front porch. Sewer & garbage included. No pets. No smoking. $625 + utilities & security. 570-814-1356

953 Houses for Rent


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