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Attorney admits mistakes on invoices, says she will work with county to rectify errors

Double trouble: Attorney billing probed

By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER tmorgan@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – Lax oversight of a special Luzerne County legal services fund permitted an attorney who was paid more than $144,000 in 2011to double bill the county dozens of times for travel to the courthouse, a Times Leader investigation revealed. The billing practices employed by attorney Angela Stevens of Kingston played a significant role in causing the county fund, which was allotted $125,000, to over-

spend its budget by nearly $209,000 last year. Hundreds of invoices reviewed by The Times Leader Stevens revealed Stevens repeatedly billed the county for dozens of trips she made to the county courthouse to deliver petitions for payment for legal fees, even though those petitions appear to have been delivered in a

single trip. The newspaper also uncovered discrepancies in bills relating to time Stevens claimed to have spent gathering information regarding the number of hours she spent on a case so that she could create the bills. The issues with the invoices were never detected by county or court officials because neither the judge who signed the court orders approving the payments, Tina Polachek Gartley, nor two county offices that processed them, ever re-

viewed them for accuracy or reasonableness. County officials were unaware of the double billings until a Times Leader reporter advised them of the results of a review of 469 invoices Stevens submitted in 2011. In an interview Tuesday with The Times Leader and President Judge Thomas Burke, Polachek Gartley said she was distressed to learn of the newspaper’s findings. See ATTORNEY, Page 12A

Prison union’s concession offer rejected County interim manager cites issues with stipulations of deal that would have saved jobs targeted for layoff. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

A packed auditorium of teachers, politicians and concerned citizens overcrowded the King’s College’s Burke Auditorium to discuss the threat posed by gangs to the area.

Getting streetwise at forum on gangs

rell Dones, during the two-hour program at King’s College. “Nobody but nobody is not affected by gangs,” said Dones, an instructor in the bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit. He warned the more than 250 people in the audience about the presence of gangs locally despite the distance from New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, where AIMEE DILGER PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER they have strongholds. D. Darell Dones of the FBI in Quantico, Va., was the keynote speaker at “Just because you don’t see ’em,

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WILKES-BARRE – While police continue to investigate whether the machete attack near GAR High School earlier this month was gang-related, several hundred people attended a forum Thursday night on how to prevent the spread of gangs in their communities and schools. Teachers, parents, school and law enforcement officials heard from local and national gang experts, including FBI agent D. Da- See GANGS, Page 6A

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the Operation Gang Up program Thursday night at King’s College. Dones is an instructor in the bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit.

Luzerne County Interim Manager Tom Pribula has rejected the prison union’s proposal to give up 3 percent raises in exchange for reduced layoffs, though the final call may come from county council. The manager makes decisions about staffing and layoffs under the new home rule charter, but council approves collective bargaining agreements, and the proposal would alter an existing union contract. Prison union representative Tony Seiwell said Thursday the county won’t see future union-generated concessions from his members if the proposal falls Pribula through. Pribula said county INSIDE: Our management had con- View: A positive cerns about union stipu- step, 11A lations required as part of the concession, though he declined to go into further detail. “The management had serious issues with it,” said Pribula, who plans to brief county council about the matter during an executive session Tuesday. Without concessions, the county will proceed as planned with layoffs at the facility, Pribula said. The prison union – LIUNA Public Service Employees’ Union Local 1310 -- said it would lose 16 workers to layoffs. Three non-union managers are also slated for layoff, the union said. The layoffs are among an estimated 56 throughout the county required by the recently adopted 2012 budget, which contains a 2 percent tax hike. The union’s proposed agreement said See PRISON, Page 6A

Postal Service delivers bad news to Scranton processing center It is unclear how many of the facility’s 300 jobs would be lost if it eventually closes. By GERARD HETMAN Times Leader Correspondent

or vehicle maintenance operations at the center. It is unclear how many of the Scranton Mail Processing and Distribution Facility’s 300 jobs would be lost. According to U.S. Postal Service spokesman Ray Daiutolo, Thursday’s announcement about the Stafford Avenue facility comes after studies nationwide of more than 400 similar centers. The potential closure would be the second in three years in this region. A mail processing center in Wilkes-Barre was closed in Octo-

SCRANTON – The U.S. Postal Service said it plans to close the mail processing center in Scranton and move operations to the Lehigh Valley as part of a cost-saving consolidation plan. The transfer, according to the Postal Service, would not affect retail service, business mail entry See POSTAL, Page 6A

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February 22, 2012 John Koschella, 85, a resident of Swoyersville, passed Jawayoseph peacefully Wednesday morn-

ing, February 22, 2012 in Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. His loving wife is Leona B. (Treckiewicz) Koschella. Together, Joseph and Leona shared 56 beautiful years of marriage. Born on April 12, 1926, in Swoyersville, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Drobenak) Koshella. A lifelong resident of Swoyersville, Joseph received his education at the former Holy Trinity School, Swoyersville. A United States Army veteran, Joseph honorably served his country during World War II. Throughout the war, he was stationed in Central Europe and the Rhineland. He was the recipient of the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Upon his honorable discharge on July 23, 1946, Joseph had attained the rank of Private First Class. Prior to his retirement in 2008, Joseph was employed for 41 years as a wastewater analyst for Inter Metro Industries Corporation, WilkesBarre. Joseph was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville. A proud veteran, Joseph was a 60year member of the American Legion, Andrew Lawrence Post 644, Swoyersville, holding membership with the post’s Home Association. Additionally, he held membership with the Steel Workers of America. An avid gardener, Joseph greatly enjoyed tending to his apple trees. He was also an avid walker, usually walking two miles every day. Family was always at the center of Joseph’s life, and he cherished each moment he had with his loved ones. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. In addition to his parents, Joseph and Mary Koshella, Joseph was preceded in death by his grandson, David Mishkel, who passed away on November 3, 2011; his brother, John Koshella; his sisters Margaret McDermott, Ann Kasyan and Rose Koshella.

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In addition to his loving wife, Leona, Joseph is survived by his children, James Koschella, of Boston, Massachusetts; Joan Mishkel and her husband, Ken, of Yorktown, Virginia; Sharon VonFrantzius and her husband, Ted, of Tamarac, Florida; Lisa St. Clair and her husband, Lee, of Swoyersville; his grandchildren, Steven Mishkel; Seth, Hana, Nora and Noah St. Clair; his sisters Mary Stasik, of New Jersey and Helen Brozowski, of Plymouth; numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Swoyersville, where Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For additional information or to send the family of Mr. Joseph John Koschella an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home web-site www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704.

ASHLEY – Borough council voted on Thursday to solicit bids for a new dump truck for the street department. Councilman Joe Gorman voted yes but stated he had reservations about proceeding with an actual vehicle purchase until the borough had an opportunity to review actual 2012 tax re-

ceipts. “I’d feel more comfortable holding off until we actually know where we stand,” said Gorman. “And maybe if we wait until later in the year, we can get a better deal when plow trucks are in less demand.” In another matter, borough Solicitor Bill Vinsko announced the properties at 70 N. Main St. and 55-57 N. Main St. will be offered for sale at minimum bid amounts of $2,000 and $40,000, respectively. The bids must be in by March 3. Council members also an-

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The next council meeting is March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Fireman’s Park.

nounced they’re seeking immediate bids for repairs to a stormdamaged manhole drain on Culvert Street that is spewing raw sewage into nearby Solomon Creek. Council President Jim Mullin said the bid process will be over today and work will begin as soon as possible to correct the damaged storm drain and stop the sewage leak.

New Turkey Hill opens in Plains Twp.

The new Turkey Hill Minit Markets store opened Thursday morning at 16 S. Main St., Plains Township The 4,000 square-foot store, which will employ 30 people, replaces Turkey Hill’s original location in Plains at 15 Maffett St. The new 24-hour store features 12 filling stations for gasoline, grocery products and a grab-and-go menu from the Real Time Café. Grand opening festivities continue with radio remotes on March 2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and March 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

February 22, 2012 enry R. Manarski, 86, of HudH son, passed away in peace with his family at his side on February 22,

2012. Henry was born in Plains on February 27, 1925. He was the son of the late Frank and Stella (Senderovicz) Mlynarski. He was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1943. Henry was drafted by the U.S. Army after high school and fought in Europe during World War II as a member of the 127th A.A.A. Gun Battalion. After the war he settled in Plains and married the former Leona Considine of Hudson in 1953. Henry was active in local politics for much of his life, having served 22 years on the school boards of both Plains and Wilkes-Barre Area, and was also active in many other political organizations in Plains throughout his life. Henry was a member of the Plains American Legion Post 558 for over 60 years. He was employed for many years in the Assessors Office of the Luzerne County Courthouse. Henry enjoyed a long retirement and always cherished the time he was able to spend with his five grandchildren. He was a life-long member of the former St. Joseph Church, Hudson and a current member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains. He was preceded in death by a sister, Natalie Pliscott of Exeter. In addition to his wife, Leona, Henry is survived by daughters, Karen Caffrey and her husband, Jo-

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seph, Hudson; Debra Manarski, Hudson; son, Mark Manarski, and his wife, Virginia, Plains; and grandchildren, Caitlin, Matthew, Joseph, Erica and Benjamin. Also surviving are brothers, Albert Mlynarski of Manville, N.J., and Edward Manarski of Swoyersville. Henry’s funeral will be conducted on Monday at 9 a.m. from the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark Street, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hudson. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.Condolences or directions may be accessed atwww.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.

Joseph P. Schmieg February 22, 2012 P. Schmieg, 79, formerly of Jberoseph Exeter and a resident of the TimRidge Nursing facility, Plains

Township, passed away Wednesday February 22, 2012 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Exeter, on December 8, 1932, and was the son of the late Louis and Margaret Kaiser Schmieg. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston, a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School, Scranton and a 1959 graduate of Wilkes University. Joe was a Staff Sergeant with the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a caseworker for the Department of Public Welfare. Joe was a member of the Plains American Legion Post 558, Plains.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Sean J. Pace, and brother-in-law, Harry J. Pace Sr. He is survived by his sister, Mary Margaret Pace of Exeter; nieces, Cathy Morgan and her husband, Chuck, and their sons, Chucky and Colby, of Moosic; Margie Pace of Exeter; Patty Pace of Exeter; nephew Harry J. Pace of Exeter, also the family pets, Happy, Charger and Mulatto. A blessing service will be held Saturday, February 25, at noon at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Friends may call for visitation from 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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• Officers cited Richard Wren, was injured in a fall. While en route to an area emergency of Wilkes-Barre, with harassroom, police allege, Zuczyk spit ment after Christine Ferris reported he pushed her into a wall in the face of a medic. FREELAND – State police • Brennan Abraham of charged Michael Mokshefski Jr., and struck her in the face inside Wilkes-Barre said someone stole 27, of Blakeslee, with aggravated a South Grant Street residence a Toshiba laptop and an mp3 on Tuesday. assault and said he dragged a player from his vehicle at 424 • Kathleen Loftus reported police officer with his pickup New Grove St. at 12:38 a.m. Wednesday a window was truck on Ridge Street on ThursTuesday. smashed on her vehicle while it day afternoon. • A school bus and car collidOfficer Matthew Williams was was parked on Joseph Lane. ed Wednesday morning at the • Keith Putnam, of South flown by helicopter to Geisinger intersection of Amber Lane and Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Washington Street, reported North Sherman Street. Wednesday a window was Plains Township, where he was The bus driver, Keith Shaver smashed on a U-Haul rental treated for head injuries and truck that was parked in the area of Wyoming, said he stopped at a released. stop sign on Amber Lane around of 94 Carey Ave. Around 3 p.m. Williams was 11:35 a.m. and proceeded • Susan Hankey reported interviewing Mokshefski in his through the intersection when Jeep Comanche while investigat- Wednesday a window was smashed on her vehicle that was the bus was struck by a Saturn ing a disturbance on Ridge sedan driven by Joseph Langan parked on South Meade Street. Street and asked the driver to • David Richards, of Hanover of Wilkes-Barre. turn off the ignition, state police Langan said he stopped at a Township, reported Tuesday a said. When Williams reached in sign on North Sherman Street and tried to turn off the ignition, man punched him in the face in the area of North Main and East and then went through the inMokshefski drove away, dragBennett streets. Richards report- tersection when the bus struck ging the officer approximately ed the man asked him for money his car, police said. 100 feet before he fell off and Langan suffered moderate struck his head, state police said. before he was assaulted. • Officers arrested Mark Zuc- injuries and was taken to a local Mokshefski was apprehended zyk of Mountain Top on charges hospital, police said. near Effort, where he got out of of public drunkenness, resisting his Jeep and fled into a wooded WILKES-BARRE TWP. – A arrest and aggravated assault at area along state Route 940, 12:50 a.m. Saturday at the Hard- man was arraigned Wednesday police said. on charges he used a credit card ware Bar, 14 S. Main St. Police said medics were called to police belonging to his former employWILKES-BARRE – City poer. headquarters because Zuczyk lice reported the following: David Joseph Smith, 44, of Scott Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned by District Judge Michael Dotzel on 29 counts each of theft, forgery and access February 23, 2012 device fraud. He was released on ogi W. Krywokulski, 96, of Al- over 71 years, the former Annabelle his own recognizance. toona, passed away Thursday (Garman) Krywokulski; his daughTownship police said Michael February 23, 2012 at the Golden Liv- ters, Nancy Munski and her husSivilich Jr., of USAgain Clothes ing Center, Wilkes-Barre. band, Thomas, of Avoca, and MaCollection System, reported in He was born in Altoona, on No- ryann McGill and husband James, vember 18, 1915 and was the son of of Langhorne, Pa.; son-in-law, CharDecember that a former employthe late Alex and Carrie Krywokulee, identified as Smith used the les Wytiaz, of Pittsburgh; 13 grandski. company’s credit card to make children; six great-grandchildren, Logi was a member of the Ukraiunauthorized purchases, accordnian Church, Altoona, Pa. He at- and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at ing to the criminal complaint. tended Altoona schools and was rePolice allege Smith used the tired as an electrician for the Penn- the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements have been sylvania Railroad, Juniata, Pa. USAgain Clothes credit card In addition to his parents, he was entrusted to Kiesinger Funeral Sermultiple times at three busipreceded in death by his son Ste- vices Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Dunesses in the township in the phen and his daughter Kaye Wytiaz, ryea. amount of $4,731 from NovemOnline condolences may be made and his brothers, Nick and Charles ber to December, the criminal to www.kiesingerfuneralservicesKrywokulski. complaint says. Logi is survived by his wife of .com.

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Man allegedly told police 90 people were living in the walls of West Pittston home

Trial set in bath salts incident By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

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Charged with selling pot A man was arraigned Thursday in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on charges he sold marijuana. David J. Schultz, 38, of Country Pine Estates, was charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and a single count of communications facility. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $5,000 bail. Township police allege Schultz sold marijuana from his residence in the trailer park on Wednesday. A search of the house trailer, with the help of a police canine, allegedly uncovered a large amount of marijuana and contraband, according to the criminal complaint. Schultz was arrested at a bowling alley in Wilkes-Barre Wednesday night.

WILKES-BARRE – An Edwardsville man who police say was high on bath salts when he called police to say there were “90 people living in the walls” will stand trial in March on related charges, a county judge said Thursday. Robert Hospodar, 30, of Franklin Street, will face charges of disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of children at a trial to be held the week of March 26, Judge Joseph Sklarosky, Jr., said. Hospodar’s attorney, Paul Galante, said at this point he is requesting a trial, but he and his client have been discuss-

ing a possible guilty plea. Hospodar and Amber Sutton, 27, of Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, were charged after police said they were hallucinating on bath salts and nearly cut their 5-year-old daughter with knives they were using to stab people they believed were living in the walls of their apartment. The girl was not injured and full custody of the child has been given to Sutton’s mother, police said. Sutton had been entered in the county’s Treatment Court program as a result of the charges, but was removed

from the program in late December. A county judge said in October Sutton failed to appear for court and a warrant for her arrest was issued. She was taken into custody in December. Judge William Amesbury said Sutton will be lodged at the prison “until further order of the court.” Police said they responded to the couple’s apartment in March 2011 “for a report of 90 people living in the walls.” Hospodar, Sutton and their daughter were in the apartment. Police said the adults were holding knives and other knives were on the floor. Hospodar and Sutton “exhibited extremely paranoid behavior,” police said.

Bruce Lefkowitz, owner of Harrold’s Pharmacy, 1 of 2 bidders for former site of Old River Road Bakery. By BILL O’BOYLE boboyle@timesleader.com

Kulick’s release imperiled

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$23 million for rail projects Two freight-rail improvements in Luzerne County will receive funding as part a $23 million state allocation announced Thursday by Gov. Tom Corbett. Corbett said the improvement will help businesses expand and improve operations. Pittston Industrial Corbett LLC, also known as Interstate Distribution Center, will receive $700,000 to construct and rehabilitate track to increase rail access, a release from Corbett said. The Delaware & Hudson Railway Co. will receive $3 million to build and repair track related to infrastructure development in Luzerne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties, the release said.

Each said the other was on bath salts, according to the affidavit. “They were pulling drywall off the walls and sticking their heads in the walls describing the people in which they claimed they saw. They were plunging knives into the holes in the walls attempting to stab the people,” according to the affidavit.

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Federal prosecutors are seeking to revoke the supervised release of former mob associate Robert Kulick based on his alleged use of alcohol that led to his arrest on charges of violating a protection from abuse order his wife had obtained. U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith on Thursday asked a federal judge to issue a court order directing Geisinger Medical Center to release Kulick’s medical records relating to his admission to hospital’s WilkesBarre location on Feb. 14. Kulick was taken to the hospital after his arrest for calling and threatening his estranged wife, Michele Kulick Mattioli-Kulick. At the time of his arrest, Robert Kulick was found to possibly be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Smith said. Kulick pleaded guilty in September 2009 to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was released from prison in March 2011after serving 17 months. He was also ordered to serve two years on supervised release. As a condition of his release, he was ordered to refrain from excessive use or alcohol, according to court records. Smith said the U.S. Probation Office applied for an arrest warrant for Kulick on Feb. 15 for violating conditions of his supervised release. The medical records are needed as evidence at a hearing that will be held to determine if he violated those conditions, Smith said.

Robert Hospodar’s attorney, Paul Galante, said at this point he is requesting a trial, but he and his client have been discussing a possible guilty plea.

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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, center with yellow hard hat, talks with Hazleton Casting Co. President Michael Leib on Thursday morning. From left are state Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Butler Township, Toomey and Leib.

Toomey raps overregulation By BILL O’BOYLE boboyle@timesleader.com

HAZLETON – Michael Leib employs 116 people at his company’s two locations, but he said if it weren’t for government overregulation, he would be hiring more. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey on Thursday toured Leib’s Hazleton Casting Co. to discuss how government regulation is affecting small businesses. Toomey said came away with a clearer picture of how red tape really holds back smallbusiness growth. “No question, overregulation hinders growth,” Toomey said. “And (the Obama) administration has come up with more regulations than we’ve ever seen before.” Toomey toured the full-service foun-

“Too many regulations are costing us jobs, growth and money. … This was a fascinating tour; these are goodpaying jobs, and this is a good industry.”

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dustry.” Toomey praised Leib and his operation, noting the company has found a way to grow and to sell its products overseas. The freshman senator said he came to Hazleton to have a discussion on the effects of overregulation on small businesses. Leib said if current regulations were in effect in 1989 when he was starting out, he would not have been successful. “We’re all for providing a healthy and safe environment, but we need common sense, too,” he said. Leib said he sells mining equipment and pumps to power generation companies and drilling companies. He has

dry for ferrous and special alloys that pours materials needed for machine parts. Leib has another location in Weatherly. “Too many regulations are costing us jobs, growth and money,” he said. “This was a fascinating tour; these are good-paying jobs, and this is a good in- See TOOMEY, Page 6A

WILKES-BARRE – Bruce Lefkowitz, owner of Harrold’s Pharmacy, wants to move his family’s 65-year-old business down the street to the former site of the Old River Road Bakery. Lefkowitz and his legal counsel, Frank Hoegan, presented the idea to City Council on Thursday night. Lefkowitz is one of two bidders looking to purchase the former bakery. The two bids were: Lefkowitz, doing business as 250 W H A T ’ S Old River Road N E X T Properties LLC, City Council will $50,000; and Dar- hold a work sesren Stucker, doing sion March 6 and a business as Beek- regular meeting March 8 in council man Street Proper- chambers, City ties LLC, at Hall. $52,000. Stucker did not attend the council meeting and his bid was not made available for public inspection. Lefkowitz brought an architect’s rendition of what the property would be like if he were the successful bidder. He called it his “vision of the property” and said it would have a positive impact on the community. He said he already has a party interested in his current building at 179 Old River Road. “My family has been committed to South Wilkes-Barre for more than 65 years,” Lefkowitz said. “We thought it was fitting that we take a look at the property.” Lefkowitz and Hoegan said they were not overly concerned about Stucker’s higher bid. “The criteria in the bid sheets said consideration will be given to the highest and best use for the property,” Hoegan said. “Also important is the bidder’s ability to get financing.” Frank Sorick, president of the WilkesBarre City Taxpayers’ Association, enSee PHARMACY, Page 6A

Pittston man allegedly had sex with teen girls Police say investigation of one encounter led to information on others. By EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

PITTSTON – An inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility was charged Thursday with having sexual encounters with four teenage girls, including a 13-year-old girl who claimed he threatened her. Carlos Antonio Rios, 19, of Parsonage Street, Pittston, was arraigned on four counts of statutory sexual assault and a

them. Police retrieved single count of invol- Police allege the ring from Rios’ 29untary deviate sexual Rios presyear-old girlfriend. intercourse. He was Police allege Rios remanded to the coun- sured a 13pressured a 13-year-old ty prison for lack of year-old girl girl into having sex in$1.2 million bail. into having side a Riverview MaRios has been jailed sex in late nor apartment in late since Sunday on a tresDecember. She said he passing charge when December. slapped her, called her he was caught by ponames and threatened lice at the Riverview Manor apartment complex, to kill her if she told anyone. Rios told police he only lecwhere he formerly resided. Rios had been ordered to stay tured the 13-year-old and two away from the apartment com- other female juveniles about sex. He believed the girl was 17 plex, police said. He allegedly gave three teens years old, not 13. During the investigation inthe same promise ring only to have it returned when the girls found out he was cheating on See GIRLS, Page 6A

Carlos Rios, after his arrest by Pittston police Thursday afternoon. Rios, 19, of Parsonage Street, Pittston, was arraigned on four counts of statutory sexual assault and a single count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. He was remanded to the county prison for lack of $1.2 million bail.

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Romney, Santorum fan out after debate. Obama tackles gas woes. The Associated Press

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Leslie Perez enjoys the Velcro wall Thursday during the Gay Straight Alliance student organization carnival at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla.

MESA, Ariz. — Launched by a bitter debate, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are powering into a crucial stretch of Republican primaries and caucuses, one man badly needing money and the other anxious to win over conservative voters. Romney was turning his focus Thursday to tea partyers in Michigan, his birthplace, where cash-strapped Santorum is waging an unexpectedly strong challenge. Romney’s been put on the defensive in the auto-building state over his opposition to the government’s bailout of car makers. Romney took a pounding on the auto issue in Wednesday night’s debate, and President Barack Obama’s re-election

campaign piled on Thursday. Obama released a 2 0 1 2 TV ad in Michigan accusELECTION ing Romney and the other GOP candidates of turning their backs on an industry that supports more than 1 million workers in the state by opposing the bailout. In other political news: • Obama arrived in Florida Thursday to promote an energy strategy that the administration says will reduce dependence on foreign oil in the long term. But Obama’s pitch had a subtext: the federal government can do little to halt the current rise in gasoline prices. A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that though Obama’s approval rating on the economy has climbed, 58 percent disapprove of what he’s doing on gas prices. Republicans have seized on the issue, citing Obama’s decision to reject a

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks at the Associated Builders and Contractors National Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix on Thursday. He was later to speak at a tea party event in Michigan. AP PHOTO

permit for a cross-country oil pipeline as evidence of a misguided policy. • An Associated Press-GfK poll shows 65 percent of the people asked favor Obama’s plan to require people making $1 million or more pay taxes equal to at least 30 percent of their in-

come. Just 26 percent opposed Obama’s idea. Yet by 56 percent to 31 percent, more embraced cuts in government services than higher taxes as the best medicine for the budget, according to the survey, which was conducted Feb. 16 to 20.

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exercise, killing seven Marines in one of the deadliest military training accidents in years. There were no survivors in the latest in a series of crashes involving troops from Camp Pendleton, officials said Thursday. Two Marines were aboard an AH-1W Cobra and the rest were in a UH-1 Huey utility helicopter when the crash occurred Wednesday night near the Chocolate Mountains along the California-Arizona border, said Lt. Maureen Dooley with Miramar Air Base in San Diego. Six of the victims were from Camp Pendleton — the largest base on the West Coast — and one was from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona. Their identities will not be released until their families have all been notified.

Manning also defers a choice of whether to be tried by a military jury or judge alone. The Associated Press

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Bombs and deadly shootings relentlessly pounded Iraqis on Thursday, killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 225 in a widespread wave of violence the government called a “frantic attempt” by insurgents to prove the country will never be stable. Cars burned, school desks were bloodied, bandaged victims lay in hospitals and pools of blood were left with the wounded on floors of bombed businesses after the daylong series of attacks in 12 cities across Iraq. The assault demonstrated how vulnerable the country remains two months after the American military left and put the onus for protecting the public solely in the hands of Iraqi forces. LONDON

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Obama apologizes; protests rage 2 U.S. soldiers die amid violent protests over burning of copies of Quran. By AMIR SHAH and PATRICK QUINN Associated Press

as foreign forces disrespect for Afghan laws and culture. In a letter sent to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Obama expressed his administration’s “regret and apologies over the incident in which religious materials were unintentionally mishandled,” White House national security council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. Karzai’s office said Obama called the Quran burnings “inadvertent,” adding that the U.S. “will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.” U.S. apologies for the desecration — and an appeal from Karzai for calm — have failed to temper the anger of Af-

The United States, Europe and Arab nations are preparing to demand that Syrian President Bashar Assad agree within days to a ceasefire and allow humanitarian aid into areas hardest hit by his regime’s brutal crackdown on opponents. U.S., European and Arab officials were meeting in London on Thursday to craft details of an ultimatum to Assad that diplomats said could demand compliance within 72 hours or result in additional as-yet-unspecified punitive measures, likely to include toughened sanctions.

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama apologized Thursday for the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. military base this week, as violent protests raging nationwide led a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform to kill two U.S. troops. The Afghans’ furious response to the Quran burning — three days of riots in several cities nationwide — reflected theangeratwhattheyperceive

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A man who claimed to be the new manager of a Denny’s restaurant in Wisconsin then cooked himself a cheeseburger and fries is facing charges. Police say 52-year-old James Summers, wearing a tie and carrying a briefcase, claimed he was sent by Denny’s corporate office Tuesday to be the new manager at the restaurant in Madison. The current manager told him he must have the wrong restaurant. Summers told her she apparently had not received the memo about the change in leadership. Authorities say the manager called her supervisors while Summers helped himself to a meal. WISC-TV says police were summoned and took Summers into custody. Officers say they found a stun gun on his belt. Summers is charged with disorderly conduct, drug possession and possessing an electric weapon.

By ANDY BROWNFIELD Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama woman is under guard at a hospital after she gave birth following her arrest in the death of her 9-year-old stepdaughter, who authorities say was forced to run for three hours as punishment for lying about eating a candy bar. Jessica Mae Hardin, 27, was transferred from the Etowah

County Detention Center to a hospital on Wednesday, sheriff’s office spokeswoman NataSavannah lie Barton Hardin said. Etowah County District Attorney Jimmie Harp confirmed that Hardin had given birth hours after she was arrested.

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ghans, who staged rallies in seven provinces Thursday, sparking clashes with Afghan police and security forces that

left at least five demonstrators dead. Seven protesters were killed in clashes on Wednesday.

Hardin and her mother-inlaw, 46-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard, were arrested and charged with murder on Wednesday in the death of Savannah Hardin. Roger Simpson, who lives up the hill from the doublewide trailer where Savannah lived with Jessica and her father Robert Hardin, said he saw the girl running in the yard. When emergency vehicles

FORT MEADE, Md. — An Army private declined to enter a plea Thursday to charges he engineered the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. Pfc. Bradley Manning also deferred a choice of whether to be tried by a military jury or judge alone. Military judge Col. Denise Lind presided over the 50-minute hearing at Fort Meade near Baltimore. She didn’t set a trial date but scheduled another court The 24-yearsession for old native of March 15-16. Defense at- Crescent, torney David Okla., allegedCoombs pro- ly gave Wikiposed a trial Leaks website date sometime in April. He more than said the govern- 700,000 docment’s pro- uments and posed calendar could push the video clips. start of the trial to Aug. 3, a date that Coombs said could jeopardize his client’s right to a speedy trial. Manning has been in pretrial confinement since May 2010. He faces 22 counts, including aiding the enemy. That charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. The others carry a combined maximum of more than 150 years. The 24-year-old native of Crescent, Okla., allegedly gave the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks more than 700,000 documents and video clips. Defense lawyers say Manning was emotionally troubled and shouldn’t have had access to classified material nor have been sent to Iraq for a tour of duty.

Joyce Hardin Garrard, 46, left, and Jessica Mae Hardin, 27, are shown in a combo photo from the sheriff’s department. AP PHOTOS

arrived at the home hours later, he said he thought they were there for the pregnant woman. Savannah had a bladder condition common to young

girls that meant she shouldn’t have chocolate because of the caffeine content, Harp said. He said there is no evidence that the condition contributed to her death.

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don’t mean they’re not there,” said Dones. “You just gotta know what to look for.” Changes in a child’s or student’s behavior, the wearing of certain colors, having unexplained cash, jewelry or clothing, could be signs of gang involvement or “Just beinfluence, cause you he said. Dones don’t see spent the ’em, don’t past few days visitmean with ofthey’re not ing ficials from there.” Hazleton Area and D. Darell Dones Of the FBI WilkesBarre Area school districts and the Luzerne Intermediate Unit and liked what he saw in terms of the programs in place. He also lauded the efforts of state Sen. John Yudichak and U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta who joined together in “Operation Gang Up.” The local initiative discussed at the forum calls for community and law enforcement cooperation to address the issue of gangs. “This is not a paper tiger. This is something that we could be proud of and I know it’s going to work,”

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State Sen. John Yudichak, background, and U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta were on hand Thursday night at the King’s forum.

said Dones. He acknowledged it will take time and effort to accomplish the goals of the initiative whose number one priority is to keep down criminal violence. Barletta, a Republican and former Hazleton mayor, said he and Yudichak, a Democrat, put politics aside and asked the community to

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the roughly 300 members were willing to give up raises for the rest of this year if the county agreed to: • Lay off only five newer union employees who are in probationary status. • Impose no further layoffs, furloughs or job eliminations of non-probationary union workers for budgetary reasons through the rest of the contract, or until Dec. 31, 2013. • Recall the five probationary union workers before the three

come together to send a message about gang activity. “And that message is not in our neighborhood, not in our schools and not with our children,” he said. The program, the second of five to be presented locally, was planned well in advance of the Feb. 9 assault in which a 15-year-old GAR student nearly had his left hand

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ber 2009. About100 of the 230 employees found work at the Scranton center. “Implementation of these decisions is contingent on congressional approval of a revised service standard for first-class mail, which would make such consolidations possible,” Daiutolo said Daiutolo said no final decision on consolidations can be made before May 15, which marks the end of a five-month moratorium on postal facility closings and consolidations. The moratorium was agreed upon last year between the Office of the Postmaster General and a group of U.S. senators to give Congress time to study and enact legislation to shape the future of Postal

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sold to companies working in the Marcellus Shale region. “When they first came here, our business really picked up,” Leib said. “But lately it’s kind of leveled off.” Leib said with less regulations, he could hire more people and expand his business. “It’s so complex,” he said of wading through the regulations and filing all required paperwork. Leib began his company

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with 40 employees and has managed to triple the work force over the years. He said his business has the potential for more growth. Toomey recently launched a public service campaign called “Had Enough?” to help Pennsylvanians find solutions to government excess and overregulation. “Federal red tape is imposing burdensome, unfunded mandates on local cities, townships and counties,” Toomey states on his website. “Government waste, fraud and abuse continue eating up taxpayer dollars at a time when

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put on the county’s upset sale in March. Tyler Hammond, who has filed a lawsuit against the city regarding the former bakery, asked council at its January meeting why a portion of the property can’t be sold separately. Hammond did not submit a bid. Bob Kadluboski, the city’s former towing contractor and a frequent critic of city government, asked if he could inspect the bid packets before they were open. “I want to make sure they weren’t tampered with,” Kadluboski said. “You know how corrupt it is here.” Council Chairman Mike Merritt assured Kadluboski the bids were sealed and asked him to return to his seat. Linda Urban, George Avenue, asked council to produce documentation that shows benefits given elected officials are legal. Urban said she contacted the state Public Employee Retirement Association and was told municipalities are required to offer only elected officials a salary. City officials receive a pension and health benefits, and Urban said accepting the benefits is illegal. “Who authorized these benefits?” Urban asked. “How have you been able to pull this off?” Urban said the benefits should stop, and she promised court action would be taken if council doesn’t act.

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dorsed the Lefkowitz bid. “This will return the property to the tax rolls and improve the neighborhood,” Sorick said. Lefkowitz said he believes in South Wilkes-Barre and he presented letters of support from residents of the city and petitions signed by hundreds of people. “We intend to take an eyesore and turn it into something really nice,” he said. “This will be great for the city and great for our business.” The property was taken off the Sept. 22 county tax sale and listed for public sale after the county, city and WilkesBarre Area School District agreed to put it out for bid, even though the city still owes $13,054 to the county in back taxes. The city would carry the balance until the property is sold, at which time it would pay the county. The city originally intended to sell the building for $38,000 to Leo A. Glodzik, owner of LAG Towing – the city’s towing contractor – but that deal was terminated during the summer. The Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas has ruled the property must be sold within six months or it will be

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been made. Discussion sought Councilman Rick Morelli said he believes council will want to ensure the matter is thoroughly discussed before any final decision. Morelli said council members demanded concessions, and the handling of this first offer will set the tone for future proposals. “If this isn’t handled properly,

Continuing to fight Gallagher also praised Casey, who petitioned the Office of the Postmaster General on Wednesday to further study the consolidation issue. “He’s been great to work with,” Gallagher said of Casey, who was among the group of senators to push for the moratorium in 2011. “He sees the good work that we do here. “We need Congress to pass legislation that lets the postal service serve the American people,” Gallagher added, citing a 2006 congressional ruling that

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volving the 13-year-old, police learned Rios dated and had sexual encounters with a 14-yearold girl in June, and a 15-yearold girl and a 14-year-old girl in November and December, the criminal complaints say. In an unrelated case, Rios is

it could jeopardize us going back and opening up agreements with other unions, which would put us in the same bind,” Morelli said. Council members have publicly put employees on notice that further cuts will be necessary in 2013, in part because this year’s use of $1.4 million in past borrowed funds to help repay debt won’t be an option again. Pribula said he believes written notice has been given to all employees scheduled for layoff. He said he will provide a specific layoff count in the near future and plans to brief council on the layoffs Tuesday evening.

forces the postal service to pay nearly $6 billion annually towards retirement costs for future employees. “We are paying for 75 years worth of retirements over just 10 years … many people we are paying for won’t even be born for decades to come.” Casey and other local legislators fear the potential economic hit the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre area would take if the center is closed. “Sen. Casey continues to be concerned about the significant impact that the closure of the Scranton Processing Facility would have on the community, which is why he believes an independent review of the numbers used to justify the closings is needed,” Casey’s press secretary, John Rizzo, said. “We have until May 15, and we are going to keep fighting,” Gallagher said. “We want to keep leading the nation in mail processing.”

make the center ready to accept the proposed changes in operations. “The Lehigh Valley facility can’t match the standard of service we have here in Scranton,” Gallagher added. “Our facility is a regional and national leader in the processing of first-class mail.”

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facing trial in Luzerne County Court on charges of simple assault and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery for his alleged role in beating a man delivering Chinese food on Lyons Lane, Pittston, on June 25, according to arrest and court records. Rios was released from jail on Oct. 14, when a county judge modified his bail from $10,000 straight to unsecured

In an unrelated case, Rios is facing trial in Luzerne County Court on charges of simple assault and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery…. on the conspiracy to commit robbery case, court records say. A preliminary hearing on the latest charges is scheduled for Feb. 29.

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save the money from raises while ensuring employee and public safety is not compromised from reduced staffing. Seiwell said it is “unprecedented” for a single county union to come up with a concession on its own, and the county won’t “get such cooperation again” if this proposal dies. He said the administration challenged unions to make concessions and “doesn’t know how to handle it” now that one has

many households are watching every penny they spend. This is not how government is meant to work.” An Associated Press story Thursday said Toomey isn’t endorsing anyone in the GOP presidential campaign, but he likes Mitt Romney’s newly floated tax plan and calls Rick Santorum’s support for his 2004 election foe “ancient history.”

www.timesleader.com An architect’s rendering of a new Harrold’s Pharmacy that would be built on the site of the former Old River Road Bakery if the city accepts a bid from Bruce Lefkowitz, owner of the pharmacy.

Council members have publicly put employees on notice that further cuts will be necessary in 2013, in part because this year’s use of $1.4 million in past borrowed funds to help repay debt won’t be an option again.

operation is faster and more cost-efficient than the work being done at the Lehigh Valley facility. “If you take the volume of mail we process every day in Scranton and dump it at the Lehigh Valley plant, you are going to break the back of that facility,” Kevin Gallagher, president of the American Postal Workers Union for Scranton and Northeast Pennsylvania, said of the proposed changes. “We have gone to (U.S. Sen. Robert) Casey with numerous facts about our operations that prove the postal service can save massive amounts of money by keeping this service at the Scranton facility.” Gallagher said the cost of sorting1,000 pieces of first-class mail at the Scranton center is $6.29 less than at the Allentown facility. He also said doing necessary expansion and renovation work at Allentown will take “at least a year” in order to

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severed. Police charged a 16year-old boy as an accomplice in the assault. They are looking for the 19-year-old man who allegedly swung the machete. “That incident brought more attention to effort,” said Yudichak, and gave the presenters at the forum the opportunity “to try and take that negative and turn it into a positive.” Brian Lavan, a former city police officer who is the director of police operations and security for the WilkesBarre Area School District, said the district does not have a problem with the presence of gangs that affects the daily operations of the schools. The district 12 years ago placed school resource officers in the schools and had the officers trained in gang awareness, he explained. Since then, students have been arrested for possession of weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia, assaults and theft. “I can tell you in 12 years all the incidents the SROs investigated none were directly, directly involved with gang activity,” said Lavan. But the district’s students are influenced by gangs, he acknowledged. “We’re a reflection of our neighborhoods,” he said. “What goes on in WilkesBarre comes into our schools. We are public schools.”

Forgoing the raise from management prison workers if there’s an opportunity to restore March forward will save $400,000 this year and about employment. $500,000 in subsequent years, Union seeks commitment he said. Union members are givSeiwell said he sees no reason ing up the raise and also the base salary the county would have an issue corresponding with the proposal. The union bump-up going forward, he said. “That’s $5 million over 10 would never agree to sacrifice guaranteed raises without a years,” Seiwell said. Asking the county to recall commitment that no more employees would be laid off union workers before the three through the rest of the agree- management workers is fair because “we’re the ones losing,” ment, he said. “Why would they give back he said. The county would also cut raises if in two more months they could lay more people off?” costs through layoffs – the exact Seiwell said. “If anything, dollar amount isn’t clear – but they’re unreasonable,” he said of Seiwell said the prison union proposal allows the county to the administration. Service operations.

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JOHN ROBERT WARD, age 71, of West Scranton, passed away Wednesday evening, February 22, 2012, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township. He is survived by his wife, the former Jo Ann Anderson. Also surviving are his daughters, Brenda Drobenak of Hummelston, and Jacqueline Small and Joyce Wormuth and husband Randy, all of Delco, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., West Scranton, with services to follow. Entombment in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst, will be private. Please visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence. GERALDINE J. VALATKA, 75, of Hamilton, N.J., passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Hamilton, N.J., Continuing Care Center. Born in Edwardsville, she was the daughter of the late Humphrey and Josephine Lukachik. Gerri was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Gerri was very involved in many charities and was a Eucharistic Minister. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Thomas R. Valatka, formerly of Pringle; her devoted 11 children; 21 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and three brothers. Gerri will be sadly missed by all. WALTER S. CIOLEK, 70, of Swoyersville, passed away Wednesday evening, February 22, 2012, at the inpatient unit of Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. MARTHA OLSHEFSKI, 92, of Spruce Street, Alden, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., Nanticoke. BRIAN JOSEPH KELLEY, 42, of Hanover Township, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at his home. Arrangements are pending and entrusted to Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.

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lbert R. Hartzell, 78, of Valley View Drive, Hunlock Creek, A passed away Wednesday evening

at home. He was born on February 7, 1934, the son of the late Henry and Gertrude Sipple Hartzell. He was owner and operator of Hartzell Transmission and Auto Repair of Hunlock Creek for more than 45 years. Albert enjoyed hunting and fishing, and especially flying helicopters. He was a certified helicopter pilot. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Eugene; sisters Betty Edwards, Lorraine Shusta, Marjorie Pickett; infant sister Lucille and infant brother Junior. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Lola Hill Hartzell, daughters Deborah Bruno and her husband, James, and family of Hunlock Creek; Liza Morganti and her husband, Joseph, and family of Hunlock Creek, sister Dorothy Masters of Doylestown, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. from the Charles L. Cease Funeral Home, 634 Reyburn Road Shickshinny, with the Rev. C. Glenn Neely of the Reyburn Bible Church officiating. Interment will be in Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. For directions or online condolences please visit www.charleslceasefuneralhome.com.

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inda Marie Thomason Woodyatt, 52, of Tunkhannock, died Tuesday evening after a 15-month battle with cancer. The daughter of the late Delmo and Mary Cable Thomason, Linda was born on October 3, 1959, in Ypsilanti, Mich., and is survived by her husband, John H. Woodyatt; son, Waylon Thomason of Bowling Green, Ohio; brothers, Eric and Michael Thomason of Florida, Chris Thomason of Ohio, and four grandchildren. Having had a lifelong passion for horticulture and gardening, she was a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Creek Side Conservancy. A gathering of friends and family will take place on Sunday, February 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. For directions and on line condolences, please visit www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Arbor Day Foundation, 211 North 12th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, would be appreciated. Their website may be found at www.arborday.org.

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Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born on October 31, 1929, in Nanticoke he was a son of the late Dominic and Filomena Nardozzo Cardone. He graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1947. Mr. Cardone served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He later graduated from Wilkes College earning a BS in Business Education and later earned a master’s degree, also from Wilkes College. From the mid 1950s into the 1960s, Marty also had been a disc jockey at WNAK Radio, Nanticoke, with the show “Weeks Hits in Review.” In 1960, he established Marty’s Pizza, first at its initial location in West Nanticoke and later, East Broad Street, Nanticoke, which he took great pride in operating for 45 years. He served on the faculty of Northwest High School as a business teacher, retiring from that position in 1989. He was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Lucy Bonavita, whom he married on September 25, 1954; a son, Commander Daryle Cardone, USN, and his wife, Kate, Virginia Beach, Va.; two granddaughters, Gianna Maria Cardone and Emma Elizabeth Saunders; his brother, Joseph Cardone, and his wife, Justine, Piscataway, N.J.; nephew, Damian Cardone, and

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his wife, Lizzy, and niece, Adria Long, and her husband, Brian, all of New Jersey, and several cousins. Funeral services will begin Saturday at noon from DavisDinelli Funeral Home, 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, main site, 520 South Hanover Street, Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash as celebrant. Private interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Nanticoke. Visitation will be today from 5 to 9 p.m. and after 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. A Christian wake service will be held today at 8 p.m. Contributions in Mr. Cardone’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 111 S. Independence Mall E Ste 411, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2521.

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tal, Scranton. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Mabel Weiss Rigle. Lou was a graduate of Exeter High School, Class of 1943, and he attended Bucknell University. He along with his wife, Fedora, were proprietors of Lou Rigle’s Market in Exeter for 17 years. He also worked as a manager of National Accounts with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pa. Lou also worked as a congressional aide for the former Rep. Paul Kanjorski. He was a charter member of the Exeter Lions Club holding various offices. He was instrumental for organizing the Exeter Little League and the Exeter Tax Payers Association. And the Recreation Club of St. Anthony’s Church. He served as president of the Holy Name Society of St. Anthony’s Church and was chairman of the Red Cross Blood Drive in Exeter, along with being an active blood donor. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Doris Talamelli, Anna Richey, Margaret Carpenter, and brothers Nathan and Robert Rigle. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Fedora Paci, and daughters, Janice and her husband, Joseph Zekoski, Kent, Ohio; Lois Wilson, Philadelphia; Lynn and her husband, John Pfeil, Lancaster; brother Irving and his wife, Agnes

Rigle, Forty Fort; grandchildren, Joy and her husband, Ryan Snyder; Joseph and his wife, Maria Zekoski; Josiah, Esther, Micah, Caleb and Elijah Wilson; and Jameson and Geoffrey Pfeil; great-granddaughter, Taylor Zekoski; great-grandsons, Leo Zekoski, A.J. Snyder and J.P. Snyder. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Funeral services with interment will commence at the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville, immediately following. Donations, if desired, may be made to Bancroft Development Office, 800 N. Kings Hwy., Suite 201, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, in memory of Elijah Wilson’s grandfather, Louis Rigle. To send the family expressions of sympathy or condolences, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

February 21, 2012 M. Reilly, of the Parsons secR ose tion of Wilkes-Barre, passed

away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. She was born March 21, 1915, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Thomas J. Reilly Sr. and Rose McDermott Reilly. She was a graduate of Coughlin High School and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. She attended Hunter College, graduated from College Misericordia, and did postgraduate work at Johns Hopkins University. Rose was employed as a registered nurse in New York City for several years and later served as the Assistant Chief of Nursing Services for the Veterans Hospital, Plains Township. An active member of the former St. Dominic’s Church, she enjoyed playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her brother, Major Thomas J. Reilly Jr., U. S. Army; sister, Captain Alice R. Reilly, U. S. Navy; nephews, Thomas J. Reilly III, David G. Reilly. Surviving are her grandnephews, Thomas J. Reilly IV and his wife, Li-

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February 22, 2012 athleen A. Bixby, age 76, of SorK ber Mountain, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at

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acqueline Jean Myers, age 84, formerly of Harveys Lake and Forty Fort, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas, surrounded by her family. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Sylvia Purcell Orme. Jackie was raised by her maternal grandmother from the age of 7 when her mother, Sylvia, passed away. Jackie was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. In her early years, she worked at a lace mill in Wilkes-Barre and for the former Helen K. Salzburg Candy Company. In later years, Jackie was employed by First Eastern Bank in their Computer Center in WilkesBarre. She was a member of Forty Fort United Methodist Church and active in many of the church’s clubs and annual events including the Couples Club. She and her husband hosted its annual picnic at their home at Harveys Lake for a number of years. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband of 44 years, Melvin M. Myers. Surviving are sons, Richard D. Myers and wife Janice; Moneta, Va.; Bruce K. Myers and wife Cheryl, Dallas; daughter, Pamela Bernoski and husband Daniel, Ewing, N.J.; grandchildren, Daniel and Brenda Bernoski, Gabrielle and Isaiah Myers; great-grandson, Jonas Bernoski. Funeral services will be held

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Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main Street, Shavertown. The Reverend Donald A. Roberts, Pastor of Forty Fort United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery, Trucksville. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Meadows Nursing Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the excellent care, kindness and compassion Jackie received. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 55 W. Center Hill Road, Dallas, PA 18612 or the Forty Fort United Methodist Church, 26 Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 187044042.

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the Rev. L. D. Reed officiating. Kathleen’s family will receive family and friends immediately following the service at the church. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contribution be sent to the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church at the above address. Funeral arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek. Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.

Helen (Magarowicz) Krushka February 22, 2012 elen (Magarowicz) Krushka, of H Shickshinny, passed into the loving arms of her Lord on February

22, 2012 at home. Born May 22, 1934 in Mocanaqua, she was a daughter of the late Ignatius and Helen (Kazanecki) Magarowicz. Helen was a graduate of the former Shickshinny High School. She worked for several area garment factories, first at MacGreagor’s, Nanticoke, then at Sea Isle, Glen Lyon, and Country Maid, Berwick, and was last employed in the cafeteria at the Garrison Elementary School, Shickshinny. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary’s Church, Mocanaqua. She was the caretaker of her family, friends, neighbors and especially her faithful companion, Buster. She will be missed by all. “We love you, Coccie.” She was preceded in death by her brothers, Stanley and Joseph Magarowicz, and sisters Mary Lafrican and Elizabeth Dorris. Surviving are a sister, Rose Garnier, New York; nieces, Mary Cutro

ary 22, 2012 at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Hospice Community Care, after a short illness and surrounded by her loving family. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Andrew and Rose Shupshinsky Mattey. She was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church ( St. Barbara Parish) and was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. Preceding her in death were her sister Sandra Jean Panuski and maternal grandparents, Joseph and Anna Shupshinksky and paternal grandparents, Andrew and Mary Mattey. Surviving, in addition to her parents are her sisters Lori and her husband, Dr. William Chromey, Exeter, and Sheri and her husband, George McCracken, Peabody, Mass.; nephews, Kyle Chromey, Weston McCracken and Michael Panuski; and nieces, Lauryn Chromey and Samantha Panuski. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with a Mass of Christian Burial to be concelebrated by the Rev. Paul McDonnell, O.S.J.; and by her uncle, Rev. Joseph J. Mattey, and also the Rev. Dwane Gavitt. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schooley Street, Exeter. There will be no public visitation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. To send the family expressions of sympathy or condolences please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

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the Lakeside Nursing Center, Harveys Lake. Mrs. Bixby was born November 11, 1935, in Luzerne, and was the daughter of the late Manley and Kathleen Banta Smith. She had been employed by the former General Cigar Co., Kingston. Kathleen was an active member of the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Harveys Lake, where she taught Sunday school for over 30 years. She enjoyed shopping, yard sales and flea markets. Her daughter, Kathleen Lamoreaux, died February 15, 2011. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Ross Bixby Sr.; son Ross Bixby Jr. and his wife, Maria, of Sorber Mountain, brother Harry Smith of Harveys Lake; grandchildren, Tanya, Jesse, Bobbi and Vinnie; three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. from the Emmanuel Assembly Of God Church, 239 Church Road, Harveys Lake, with

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and Jeanne McGann; nephews Patrick, James, Michael and Joseph Dorris; and many great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, February 27, 2012, at 9:15 a.m. from the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 110 Chestnut St., Berwick, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary’s Church, 150 Main St., Mocanaqua. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mocanaqua. A visitation will be held Sunday at the funeral home from 3 to 7 p.m. For additional information, or to send condolences, please visit www.mayofh.com.

Kanyuck, 92, of WestampG eorge ton, N.J., passed away Tuesday,

Feb. 7, 2012, at Virtua Memorial Hospital, in Mt. Holly, N.J., after a recent illness, surrounded by his family. Mr. Kanyuck was born in Nanticoke to the late John and Mary (Dzurica) Kanyuck. He was married to his beloved wife of 51 years, the former Theresa Lerda, who preceded him in death in 2002. Mr. Kanyuck graduated from Nanticoke High School. He proudly served in the Army for 20 years, earning the rank of sergeant first class. George served in World War II and the Korean War, and was stationed around the world, including England and France. He was the recipient of many ribbons and metals, including the Army’s Commendation Ribbon and Metal Pendant for his superior service to increasing operational efficiencies. Following his Army retirement, Mr. Kanyuck was employed by United Aero Products in Burlington, N.J., for 20 years. He was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword and many other word puzzles. He was predeceased by brothers Dan and Russell; and sisters, Ethel and Vilma. Mr. Kanyuck is survived by three daughters, Karen (Marc) Krisch, Cheryl (Jim) Cronce and Mary Kanyuck; and grandchildren, Megan Theresa Cronce, Marc Alexander Krisch and James Patrick Cronce Jr., each of whom were his pride and joy. He is also survived by a brother, William Kanyuck, in Raritan, N.J.; cousins and many nieces/nephews. Funeral Services were held on Monday February 13, at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1308 Mt. Holly Road (Route 541), Burlington, N.J., followed by a church service with the

Rev. Harald Peeders, STM, presiding. Interment was held at the NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations, in George’s name, to Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Arrangements were made with Ed Kaelin IIII at the Lee Funeral Home, Mt. Holly.

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CHUDOBA – Charles, celebration of life 10 a.m. today in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., WilkesBarre. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Leo the Great, Ashley. Service of remembrance 11 a.m. Saturday in St. James Episcopal Church, Collegeville. GRAMBERG – Joseph, funeral 2 p.m. today in the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. KILE – Barbara, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. MOHR – Mary, memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday in The Dallas United Methodist Church. ORGANEK – Frances, funeral 9 a.m. Saturday in the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today. PARENTE KAUFMAN – Gladys, funeral and viewing 10 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, 97 Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. ROTHSTEIN – Beulah, memorial gathering 1 p.m. Sunday in Temple B’nai B’rith, Kingston. RUPCHIS – Robert, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. SCOREY – William, memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday in the Christian Assembly Church, 195 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. SHAW – Winifred, funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Friends may call 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. VANDORICK – Robert Sr., celebration of life Mass 10 a.m. March 3 in St. Mary of the Lake Church, Lake Winola. Friends may call at the church 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. SWANBERRY – Francis, friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 679 Carey Ave., Hanover Township. VERESPY – Ruth, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. WILLIAMS – Patricia, funeral 10:15 a.m. today in the Hugh B. Hugh & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Cabrini Church, Carverton. Friends may call 9 a.m. until service time today in the funeral home. More Obituaries, Page 2A

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Man owes $18,857 restitution after plea Robert West, 25, with a last Robert West, 25, charged with known address of Andover forgery, robbery, theft by Street, Wilkes-Barre, entered the deception, writing bad checks. plea to two counts of forgery and By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – A man charged in several different cases, including the robbery of a city deli, pleaded guilty Thursday to related charges and will be required to pay thousands of dollars in restitution.

theft by deception, and one count each of robbery and bad checks before County Judge Joseph Sklarosky, Jr. As part of his plea agreement, West will be required to pay $18,857 in restitution. He will be sentenced on the charges on April 4, Sklarosky said. According to court papers, on

July 10 police said West entered the Hazle Beer and Deli in Wilkes-Barre and purchased a 50cent bag of chips. A store clerk said that when she opened the register West reached over and grabbed three $10 bills. The clerk screamed, and West tried to push her away to grab for more money, police said. Police said West took his sister’s vehicle without her permission, and used it to flee the scene. In the other charges against

Mormon baptism of Anne Frank claimed Alleged proxy baptism of Jewish teen who died in Holocaust decried by church.

SALT LAKE CITY — A new claim has surfaced that the Mormon church has posthumously baptized a Holocaust victim, this time Anne Frank. The allegations come just a week after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apologized when it was brought to light that the parents of Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal were posthumously baptized by church members at temples in Arizona and Utah in late January. Mormon researcher Helen Radkey, who revealed the Wiesenthal baptisms, said this week she found Frank’s name in proxy baptism records dated Feb. 18, showing the ritual was performed in the Santo Domingo Tem-

ple in the Dominican Republic. The Mormon church almost immediately issued a statement, Frank though it didn’t mention Frank by name. “The Church keeps its word and is absolutely firm in its commitment to not accept the names of Holocaust victims for proxy baptism,” the Salt Lake City-based church said. Church officials did not return telephone calls and emails from The Associated Press on Thursday. A spokeswoman for the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam declined comment. Larry Bair, the president of the Mormon temple of Santo Domingo, said Thursday he had looked into the reports but was unable to verify that Frank had been baptized. If it did occur, Bair told the AP, “it was a mistake.”

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by the county’s Day Reporting Center, Polachek Gartley said.

WILKES-BARRE – A Jenkins Township man who was Tasered nearly a dozen times in an April incident in which police say he was using synthetic drugs known as bath salts was sentenced Tuesday to two years probation. Gustavo Nieves, 32, of Main Street, was sentenced on a charge of simple assault by Judge Tina Polachek Gartley. An officer said he was injured while trying to arrest Nieves. He pleaded guilty to the charge in December. Nieves must attend anger management and be supervised

HANOVER TWP. – Charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment were withdrawn against Paul Daniel Czerniakowski, 45, of Wilkes-Barre, on Tuesday. Hanover Township police charged Czerniakowski after his wife, Michelle Czerniakowski, stated he assaulted her at their Lee Park Avenue residence on Jan. 23.

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WILKES-BARRE – A Shickshinny man charged with 42 counts relating to child pornography pleaded guilty Thursday to the charges. Dennis R. Rustay, Jr., 33, of

West: • Police said that in April he purchased several items from Beiter’s Electronics and Grand Central in Wilkes-Barre Township, including two televisions, with checks he knew would not go through due to insufficient funds. • On May 17, West opened an account at Choice One Federal Credit Union, and deposited checks belonging to another person, police said.

• Police said that in June, West made $3,599 worth of purchases from Sears and Best Buy, using a credit card that belonged to his father. • In July, police said, West visited the Gold Collection kiosk in the Wyoming Valley Mall and used several checks to purchase more than $8,800 worth of jewelry. Police said the checks belonged to West’s parents and he was not authorized to use their account.

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Mossville Road, entered the plea before Luzerne County Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. Rustay will undergo an evaluation by the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board and will be required to register his address under Megan’s Law. Rustay will be sentenced on June 15. According to court papers, Rustay, a former fire company volunteer, was charged in February 2011 after America Online Inc.’s legal department reported

one of its users, “foreman175,” attempted to e-mail child porn images, including 17 photos of young females under the age of 18, investigators said. WILKES-BARRE – Two experts who assisted in the homicide case of 37-year-old Lamont Cherry will receive $16,500 for their services in the case. Judge Tina Polachek Gartley said in court papers filed Thursday that doctors Marguerite M.

Salam-Host and Michael D’Ambrosio, will receive $3,000 and $13,500, respectively, for their work on the case. Cherry was convicted of thirddegree murder in the May 2009 death of a 1-year-old girl and later sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. The two doctors were compensated for their “expert opinions, research and testimony” at the request of Cherry’s attorneys.

The City of Wilkes-Barre will hold a public meeting February 27, 2012 in City Council Chambers of Wilkes-Barre City Hall at 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to present information on the proposed Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report which details the activities related to the expenditures of the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Services Grant and HOME funds during fiscal year ending December 31, 2011. Included in this report are financial summary reports and goals and accomplishments of the above Federally financed programs. All interested persons and agencies are invited to attend and present their views and comments. Data concerning the proposed report is available for inspection by the public at the Wilkes-Barre Office of Economic & Community Development, Wilkes-Barre City Hall, and 40 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 beginning Febraury 27, 2012. Citizen comments regarding this report will be accepted beginning February 27, 2012 and ending March 28, 2012. The finalized report will be submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development no later than March 31, 2012. Wilkes-Barre City Hall is a facility which is accessible to persons with disabilities. Non-English speaking and/or disabled persons who require special accommodations should notify Ms. Melissa Popson at (570) 208-4194 or TSD (570) 821-1111

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Suspect in teen rape faces trial in June Victim told police that Hernan Torres repeatedly assaulted her over 3 years. By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – A West Hazleton man charged with having sexual intercourse with a teen girl over a three-year period will face a June trial, a county judge said Thursday. Hernan Torres, 40, of Tamarack Street, will face a jury on charges of rape, incest and two counts each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault, Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. said. Torres is represented by attorney Barry Dyller. As- The girl said sistant Dis- she tried to trict Attorney Jenny stop the asRoberts is saults, but prosecuting Torres would the case. hit her to Dyller said Thursday he make her expects to comply. file a number of motions in the case and has yet to view a videotaped interview of the now 15-year-old girl. Torres was charged in August 2011 after a woman told police she believed Torres sexually assaulted her daughter. The girl later told police in an interview that from around May 2008 to August 2011, Torres had repeatedly assaulted her inside his West Hazleton home. The girl said that the abuse began first as Torres inappropriately touching her and that they first had sexual intercourse in June 2009. The girl said she tried to stop the assaults, but Torres would hit her to make her comply. Torres told the girl repeatedly not to tell anyone about the abuse, court papers say, and that Torres would physically harm her if she did. The incidents happened a least three times a week for two years, the girl told investigators.

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Bria Elizabeth Shuella, daughter of Joseph and Mary Shuella, Larksville, is celebrating her seventh birthday today, Feb. 24. Bria is a granddaughter of Joseph and Dorothy Mangan, Hanover Township, and Jeanne Hann, Kingston. Bria has a brother, Landon, 2 months.

Ashley Kate Songaila, daughter of Tom and Lori Songaila, Harding, is celebrating her ninth birthday today, Feb. 24. Ashley is a granddaughter of Wally and Carole Songaila, Swoyersville; Barbara Yencha, Pittston; and Richard Yencha, Tunkhannock. She is a great-granddaughter of Sophie Wanat, Inkerman. Ashley has a brother, Ryan, 13.

The Geisinger LifeFlight helicopter crew recently presented a helicopter landing and safety seminar to Luzerne County Community College EMT and paramedic students. The seminar was held at the college’s Public Safety Training Institute helipad. Students in attendance received 2.0 continuing education credits toward maintaining certification. Participants, from left: Wendy Franklin, EMT instructor; Andrew Kopco, firefighter; Nanticoke Fire Department; Travis Temarantz, firefighter, Nanticoke Fire Department; Rob Cooper, pilot, Geisinger LifeFlight; Darlene Murawski, clinical coordinator, paramedic program; Mark Ercolani, instructor, paramedic program and flight nurse, Geisinger LifeFlight; Marty Mahon, flight paramedic, Geisinger LifeFlight; Ed Gromelski, instructor, paramedic program and flight nurse, Geisinger LifeFlight; Chet Prymowicz, firefighter, Nanticoke Fire Department; Chandler Prymowicz, firefighter, Nanticoke Fire Department; and Kevin Kopco, firefighter, Nanticoke Fire Department.

TUNKHANNOCK: The Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus will hold a special Guest Night for all area men from 7-9:30 p.m. March1in the Tunkhannock Baptist Church Education Building on Church Street, midway between the Baptist church and the Methodist church. This is a free opportunity to learn what is involved in singing barbershop. Attendees will be introduced to this American art form of four-part, a cappella harmony and get to sing some classic barbershop songs with the chorus and some short “tag” tunes which feature close harmonic arrangements. Quartet singing will also be demonstrated. No ability to read music is required. Refreshments will be served. The Endless Mountains Chorus is preparing for its 34th annual show, “Fun with Harmony,” to be held April 28 at the Tunkhannock Area High School. This is a chance for more area men to be a part of the show. For more information, call 570-8368595.

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Ryan Geoffrey Swanberry, son of Michael and Sariya Swanberry, Cairo, Egypt, is celebrating his seventh birthday today, Feb. 24. Ryan is a grandson of Janice Swanberry and Francis Swanberry, both of Wilkes-Barre, and Mona St. Leger, Alexandria, Va. He is a great-grandson of Helen Swoboda, Wilkes-Barre. Ryan has a sister, Alyssa Nicole, 4.

Joshua Joseph Stochla, son of John and Tammy Stochla, Larksville, is celebrating his third birthday today, Feb. 24. Joshua is a grandson of Mary Ida Gilbert, Kingston; Elizabeth Stochla, Edwardsville; and the late Joseph J. Stochla, former mayor of Edwardsville. He has two brothers, Jonathan, 9, and Heath, 5, and a sister, Maggie, 1.

Volunteers, employees honored at Allied Services Allied Services Integrated Health System recently held a luncheon to honor the employees and volunteers of the month for January and February. Honored employees and volunteers, from left, first row: Matthew Santamouris, Allied Rehab Hospital; Cindy Dolchek, Allied Terrace; Derek Traver, Corporate Services; the Rev. Peter Caliguiri, Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center; Bonnie Maciak, Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center; and Rosemary Trescavage, Allied Rehab Hospital. Second row; William P. Conaboy, president and chief executive officer, Allied Services; John Ayers, Corporate Services; Ed Salva, Corporate Services; Jenna Osborn, Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center; Deb Monelli, Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center; Amanda Matticks, Behavioral Health; Jim Simpson, Behavioral Health, Candice Weiss, Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center; Kelly Washeleski, In-Home Services; Bob Ames, vice president, Community Services; and Jana Gardner, Vocational Services.

NANTICOKE: The 2012 Relay for Life of South Valley, 5:30 p.m. at the Luzerne County Community College Educational Conference Center. The event will take place June 23-24 at the college’s campus. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For information call the academic affairs office at 740-0490 or 800-377-LCCC, ext. 7490. WILKES-BARRE: The Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wyoming Valley, noon at Boscov’s. Lunch will begin at noon with a business meeting chaired by President Martha Warnagiris at 1 p.m. New members welcome.

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Learning Works program helping area students The local chapter of Volunteers of America launched a new after-school program that is helping Wilkes-Barre Area School District students from low-income families. Learning Works is designed to teach skills that lead to school success, present a variety of career paths, provide a hands-on work opportunity and help families prepare their children for high school and beyond. Local middle school students called Learning Workers spend an afternoon once a week, January through May, on the King’s College campus, where college student volunteers tutor and mentor them on a one-to-one basis. Volunteers of America has two fulltime Learning Coaches and a graduate intern who conduct regular home visits. Certified teachers and coaches provide additional tutoring for all children in the home and help parents set and reach monthly goals geared toward school success and family bonding. Students in fifth through eighth grade at Dodson Elementary, Kistler Elementary and Meyers Junior/Senior High schools participate in the after-school program and approximately 70 more receive academic help in the home. Learning Works is funded by the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board. The grant was provided through the Youth Workforce Investment Board for Luzerne/Schuylkill Counties. Volunteers of America staff and King’s College personnel planning activities for the Learning Works program, from left, first row: Summer Krochta, administrative director, Volunteers of America; Shannon Doyne, project manager, Learning Works Program, Volunteers of America; and Giselle Hage, Learning Works coach, Volunteers of America. Second row: Dr. Bill Bolan, director of the Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning at King’s College; Heather Elphick, AmeriCorps VISTA member and volunteer at King’s College; and Dr. Russell Owens, assistant professor of education and coordinator of the education fast track program at King’s.

Members of the Riverstreet Manor Council recently donated $500 to the local American Red Cross Flood Relief Fund. Participants, from left, first row: Shirley Loffler; Beverly Singer, president, Resident Council; and Theresa Letinski, vice president, Resident Council. Second row: Holly Eichhorn, administrator; Betty Russell; and Joe Krulick, activity director.

Meadows Manor residents get Valentine’s Day treat The residents of The Meadows Manor, a personal care facility in Dallas, were serenaded by a barbershop quartet from the WilkesBarre Barbershop Harmony Society before their evening meal on Valentine’s Day. Members of the barbershop quartet, from left, are Bill Zdancewicz, Justin Shaffern, David Schooley and Phil Brown.

Piano students give holiday concert at Keystone Gardens Piano students of Christine Leandri recently performed a holiday sing-a-long program of Christmas carols for the residents of Keystone Gardens in Larksville. Participants, from left, first row, are Saige Stempien, Michael Bufalino and Samantha Bufalino. Second row: Leandri, Christina Citkowski, Peter Khoudary, Lauren Fletcher, Kathryn Cusatis and Cody Swan.

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LTHOUGH IT cannot show some flexibility until the be heralded as a county can get on better finanbreakthrough, some- cial footing deserves praise. thing noteworthy Their concern for fellow emtook place this week in Luzerne ployees’ livelihoods is comCounty’s governmental affairs. mendable. The proposed deal, however, A union group signaled it was willing to scale back. Specifical- packed too many stipulations ly, the county’s prison union to be palatable. Among other workers offered to forego 3 per- things, it would have barred adcent wage hikes for the year, as ditional layoffs or job eliminaper their contract, in order to tions of certain union workers for budgetary limit the number of reasons through expected layoffs with- The proposed deal, in the lockup. however, packed too the rest of the contract, which An estimated 16 union workers are many stipulations to expires Dec. 31, 2013. likely to lose their be palatable. The county’s jobs as a result of a reinterim manger, cently approved 2012 county budget. The much-de- Tom Pribula, on Thursday indibated budget – which includes cated the plan was a no-go, ala 2 percent tax increase – will though he declined to elaborate compel the county’s various de- on why until county council dispartments to soon drop an esti- cusses the matter. Even so, let’s hope the inmated 56 workers. Many residents had called for no tax in- volved parties don’t lose sight crease this year, which would of the larger development – have meant shedding more they’ve started to explore necessary, if previously taboo, opthan 100 jobs. Against this backdrop, union tions. Don’t stop talking. Don’t start shouting. employees apparently have Find compromise. seen the writing on the prison The county residents who wall and taken the rare step of drawing up a possible conces- pay this government’s bills – sion. For that, they should be and depend on its services – are applauded. Their willingness to counting on nothing less.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “My feeling right now is that she’s seen her day, and it probably ought to come down.” Eugene Kelleher The Luzerne County councilman, while interested in learning the cost of “mothballing” the former Hotel Sterling in downtown Wilkes-Barre, said demolition seems more likely for the empty building. He and the 10 other council members are continuing this month to weigh their options for handling the landmark property at Market and River streets.

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seen record enrollment amid the higher tuition and costs at private and public universities. When matched with the needs of local employers through apprenticeships and internships, community colleges become the perfect vehicle to train a workforce. A key component of Obama’s latest community college plan would institute a “pay for performance” incentive program to ensure that career-training students find jobs. It also would promote training of entrepreneurs, provide grants for state and local governments to recruit companies and support paid internships for low-income students. There couldn’t be a better time to emphasize community colleges’ role in reducing unemployment. They will be key to filling some of the 2 million vacant manufacturing jobs expected through 2018, mainly due to baby-boomer retirements. Congress shouldn’t want to be an impediment. The Philadelphia Inquirer

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An unsettling reaction to Chris Brown’s Grammy night WITHIN MINUTES of singer Chris Brown’s appearance on the 2012 Grammy Awards – as he moved liquidly to his new single, “Turn Up the Music” – the phrases womanbeater and chrisbrownbeatswomen began trending worldwide on Twitter. What that means is that people with Twitter accounts sent those phrases to their followers, in enough numbers that they showed up on every Twitter user’s home page. To achieve “trending” was a victory for those who wanted to protest Brown’s appearance on stage. They said his brutality three years earlier should have disqualified him from a Grammy platform; he performed twice during the show – clearly a favorite of the show’s producers. On the eve of the 2009 Grammys, news broke about Brown beating his then-girlfriend and fellow pop star, Rihanna. The images of her beautiful, badly bruised face were heart-rending. The incident would later lead to felony assault charges for Brown, to which he pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of community service, probation and counseling – a light-seeming sentence. At the 2012 awards show, Brown won his first Grammy, for best R&B album. Afterward, the 22-year-old took to Twitter to tell off his critics: “Hate all u want becuz I got a Grammy now! That’s the ultimate ———

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mix. Before the tweets from these young women, we could fool ourselves into believing that they had more self-respect. At one ANNE MICHAUD time, women were believed to stay in abusive relationships for financial reasons or out of fear. The women’s movement – with off!” But Brown’s was not the most disturbing its push for access to paychecks – and the greater availability of women’s shelters reaction of the night. That came from at were supposed to have won our freedom. least 25 women on Twitter: “chris brown Now, the Grammys, and the Chris Brown can punch me whenever he wants.” And, “chris brown can beat me all he wants ... I’d twitterati, are glorifying a man who put his then-girlfriend in the hospital. do anything to have him, oh my.” More disturbing still are the rumors that This is really disturbing. Could these Rihanna herself is seeing him again. Gossip women really understand what they are columns report that they spent Valentine’s saying? Could they have been in abusive night together. This is a woman who found relationships before and are volunteering the strength to leave him once. for more? That seems unlikely. More probSurely, Brown could be a changed man. ably, they are making the age-old mistake of He was only 19 in 2009, and the court orconfusing emotional intensity with love, dered him into counseling. But if his anger and passion. and narcissism have eased, there is no pubBut the problem with that, of course, is lic sign of it. He seems unrepentant. that it seldom ends with one blow. U.S. The only public message is that the government statistics from 1976-2005 state that 30 percent of all the murders of women Grammys organization rewards batterers – and so do their fans, and perhaps, their are the result of “intimate partner vioex-girlfriends. These are horrific lessons for lence.” And what doesn’t kill women – or our daughters and sons. men – in abusive relationships, can cripple them for life. Think of Whitney Houston, recently dead of an assumed drug overdose, Anne Michaud is interactive editor for Newsday who became hooked on drugs during an Opinion and a member of the paper’s editorial allegedly abusive 15-year marriage. Abuse, board. Readers may send her email at anne.midrugs, self-loathing – they can be a toxic chaud@newsday.com.

am not sure what state Rep. Phyllis Mundy’s primary opponent thinks he can offer the 120th District that Rep. Mundy cannot, other than an opportunity for the Republican Party to win the November election. If Democrats nominate Phyllis Mundy, the seat will remain in Democratic hands; if not, all bets are off. Rep. Mundy is an unusual legislator who approaches issues such as health care and the Marcellus Shale from an impartial scientific perspective instead of a partisan political one. She has offered a genuine solution to our nation’s runaway health care costs, and it aligns perfectly with the approach recommended by the Automotive Industry Action Group, American Society for Quality, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and other nonpartisan entities. This legislation would encourage health care providers to implement quality-management systems similar to those in widespread use by industry, which would reduce preventable harm to patients and also the associated malpractice lawsuits. The latter would in turn reduce doctors’ malpractice insurance premiums enor-

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mously. Nationwide implementation of these quality systems would reduce health care costs 30 to 60 percent (the portion wasted by inefficiencies and avoidable medical mistakes), or $2,500 to $5,000 per American – not per family, but per individual – annually. The outcome would be much lower health care costs for patients, and higher salaries for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. I encourage Democrats to give careful thought to what the challenger says or thinks he can do better, and whether he can command the kind of widespread respect that Rep. Mundy has earned from Republicans as well as Democrats.

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am not sure why we need another study or meeting of the minds to decide the fate of the former Hotel Sterling in downtown Wilkes-Barre. We have paid for study after study for a plan to save it. Then we have paid for studies that deemed it unfit to rehabilitate and claimed the only choice was to raze it. We need a more common-sense approach as a solution to the Sterling. I suggest we open it to the homeless. In return for shelter, they have to make repairs to the units they occupy. We will pay for the heat and water for one year, and then they would assume that expense (divided among the number of tenants). I realize this idea will not be liked by a lot of people who are trained to think the homeless are not worth trusting, but it has worked in other areas. And if implemented under the proper conditions, you might be surprised what will happen. If they raze the hotel, they will have many costly studies and development plan charges before there is ever a new structure built or other use for the property. In the meantime, there will be no taxes or other money reaped for the taxpayers. John T. Banks Wilkes-Barre


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Stacks of bills attorney Angela Stevens submitted for representing parents in Children and Youth cases sit on a table in the Luzerne County Controller’s Office.

ATTORNEY FEES These are the total amounts paid by Luzerne County in 2011 from a special legal services fund to attorneys who represented parents of children taken by Children and Youth Services. The Luzerne County Controller’s office provided the data.

since there was a court order approving them. Polachek Gartley said she did not review each of the petitions because the attorneys were taken at their word. Each attorney was required to sign a document, known as a verification, under penalty of law attesting to the accuracy and reasonableness of their charges. They could be subject to charges of perjury if the information was not correct. The judge said she believed the verification provided an adequate “safeguard” to ensure charges were accurate. Asked why neither she nor her staff performed even a cursory review of invoices to see if any “red flags” jumped out, Polachek Gartley said that was not feasible. The petitions were among hundreds of motions and court orders that would be presented to her daily for her signature, she said, and there was not time to cross check one petition against another, as a reporter had done. “You have to submit itemized bills and verify under penalty of perjury this is your sworn time,” Polachek Gartley said. “We made it clear. You are on your honor under penalty of law.” County officials react Pribula on Thursday denounced the court for its lack of oversight, saying it had the obligation to reviewthedocumentsto ensure charges were appropriate. “To trust attorneys to say their bills are 100 percent accurate is absurd. I don’t care if they are officers of the court,” Pribula said. “Someone from the court needed to attest to the accuracy of the bills.” Griffith said he’s also upset the fund was not more closely scrutinized. As controller, Griffith is known as an avid watchdog of county spending. He has frequently refused to issue payments if he questions the appropriateness of a bill. In this case, he said he did not review the invoices because he believed that had already been done by the courts. Regardless, he was not in the position to determine the reasonableness of the charges. “When the bills come over, I don’t know what an attorney is doing in court. My position is to

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Kingston attorney Angela Stevens billed unusually high total hours for travel time to and from the Luzerne County Courthouse and county offices at Penn Place for delivery and pick up of “petitions for payment” for her work. Here are four samples, from October 2011. She billed $55 per hour in increments of 0.1 hour (6 minutes).

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Attorney Fees Aregood-Schonfeld, Daniel $26,396 Arnone, Christopher $736 Bolus-Grosek, Debra $4,254 Brown, Jami T. $8,656 Conser, Janet $633 Davison, Robert $21,805 Delaney, Paul $24,852 Height, Amanda $2,063 Lehman, Qiana $7,100 Loftus, Matthew $176 McNelis, Edward P. $13,753 Moore, Jennifer N. $894 Pendolphi, Michael $1,966 Salavantis, Stefanie $7,358 Stevens, Angela $144,554 Terrana, Joseph J. $8,465 Watt III, William $8,096 Yeager Pierce, Laureen $52,362 TOTAL $334,117

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Burke also expressed concern charge for travel time, but they and said he intended to contact cannot charge the full fee for the Interim Luzerne County Manag- travel to multiple clients for a siner Tom Pribula to suggest he re- gle trip, he said. “If I’m going to visit a judge and quest a forensic audit of the account, based on The Times Lead- it takes me 20 minutes to go to the courtroom for him to sign a peter’s findings. “This is a serious concern that ition and I have 50 petitions, I only requires further inquiry on the get travel time for one petition, part of appropriate county offi- not the other 49,” Stretton said. cials,” Burke said. “It is my sug- “She should not be billing the gestion (the county) undertake same hour every time for every an independent forensic audit to fee petition. That would be confirm if any improper pay- wrong.” Stevens’ invoices show she did ments were made.” In an email Thursday, Stevens just that dozens of times. For instance, on Aug. 17, 2011 said she had reviewed some of the records The Times Leader ques- Stevens sought payment of $33 tioned and determined she had, for .60 hours (36 minutes) for in fact, made errors in the bills. time she spent traveling to the She also sent a fax to Pribula ad- county courthouse from her office to deliver petitions for payvising him of the issue. In her email, Stevens said travel ment for June to Polachek Gartime entries were included on tley. Stevens listed that fee on each each individual bill “as a matter of course” without knowing which of 19 payment petitions she had petitions would be delivered in filed on behalf of clients, resulting in a total payment of $627 ($33 x groups. “When petitions were deliver- 19). That equated to pay for 11.4 ed in groups the final bills should hours of work. Two days later, Stevens returnhave been adjusted to reflect a single charge for delivering all the ed to the courthouse to pick up 31 fee petitions for petitions. Unfortunately, these ad- “If I’m going to vis- work performed in February and June justments were that had been apnot made,” Ste- it a judge and it proved by Polavens wrote. “My of- takes me 20 minchek Gartley. She fice will work with charged $22 for .40 the county to recti- utes to go to the hours (24 minfy the error. We will courtroom for him utes) for travel also re-evaluate to sign a petition time on each of the our internal billing 31 invoices, resultprocedures so that and I have 50 peting in a payment of this error is not reitions, I only get $682. peated in the futravel time for one Between Aug. ture.” 22 and 23, she Stevens’ law petition, not the charged an addipartner, James Pytional $2,420 in rah, said he be- other 49. She fees for trips she lieves the billing should not be billmade to deliver 30 errors were an fee petitions to the oversight. He said ing the same hour Clerk of Courts the office has be- every time for evand Prothonogun a comprehentary’s offices in the sive review of all its ery fee petition. main courthouse, billings with the That would be and to the Register county. wrong.” of Wills and Public “Based on everyAttorney Sam Stretton Defenders Office thing I’ve seen, it Legal ethics expert located at the Penn appears as if cerPlace building. On tain routine enAug. 31, she tries like travel time and fees to prepare petitions charged another $2,937, which ingot carried over across files,” Py- cluded delivery and preparation rah said. “We are going to under- fees for 39 petitions. A similar pattern of billing was take a comprehensive review of all these records . . . We want to get repeated in numerous other months in 2011, including Februthis right.” ary, April, June, July, October, Pool of 18 lawyers September, November and DeStevens, a member of the bar cember. since November 2001, was among 18 attorneys the county retained Other charges The newspaper also uncovered last year to represent parents whose children had been taken by other questionable charges, inChildren and Youth Services cluding 11 separate invoices she based on allegations of abuse or submitted for travel time to the law office of attorney Andrew neglect. The attorneys, who were paid Lentowski in Wilkes-Barre to pick $55 per hour, were required to file up the files of11clients on Oct. 27. petitions each month detailing Stevens charged $38.50 for .7 the work they performed, such as hours (42 minutes) for each of the meeting with clients and attend- 11clients, netting a fee of $423.50. Other questions revolve ing hearings. The newspaper’s investigation around the amount of time Steshowed Stevens collected at least vens claimed to have spent gath$38,517 in fees solely for work she ering information so she could performed in creating and deliv- prepare her fee petitions. For instance, Stevens claimed ering her fee petitions to Polachek Gartley and several county to have prepared 46 fee petitions offices, including $7,293 in Au- on Oct. 31, each of which took one hour to prepare. That’s not possigust and $8,860 in October. Rules of legal ethics allow an at- ble given there are only 24 hours torney to charge for travel and in a day. She made similar claims time spent creating a bill, said at- for bills prepared in July and torney Sam Stretton of West March. In her email response, Stevens Chester, an expert in legal ethics.

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make sure there is a payment authorization and court order,” Griffith said. “If there is an affidavit from two people, one who is a judge and one who is an attorney who did the work, who am I to question it?” Floraalsosaidhedidnotreview the invoices because the money to pay the attorneys, while it was held in his account, was not his department’s money. He was simply the conduit through which the funds, which came from the county’s general fund, were disbursed. “All they were doing was utilizing a line item in my budget simply as a pass through so the invoices could get paid,” Flora said. “The court reviews the invoices for the purpose of determining the reasonableness of the bill.” Safeguards not utilized Pribula and Griffith said they were also upset because they believed Burke and Polachek Gartley were trying to deflect criticism by pinning blame on county officials for failing to follow suggestions the court made when setting up the fund. In the interview Tuesday, Polachek Gartley said she suggested to the county the attorneys hired be paid a set salary, but the county opted to go with an hourly rate instead. There also was no contract established that set the parameters for what were permissible and non-permissible charges, and no cap was placed on the amount an attorney could charge. Burke made note of Polachek Gartley’s recommendations in a memo he sent to Pribula on Wednesday seeking the forensic audit. Burke suggested the county revisit the court’s recommendation that the county engage lawyers on a fixed contract. “Judge Gartley has argued strenuously in the past that this approach would optimize meeting the goal of cost containment,”

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Burke said. Pribula said Thursday he was “livid” when he received the memo because that statement insinuates county management officials were somehow responsible for the issues with the fund. “They are trying to push it back on the county. Why the hell did they let it get out of control like this?” Pribula said. “They want to be autonomous, but when something blows, they want to blame someone else.” Told of Pribula’s comments, Burke said his intent was not to cast blame on county officials. He acknowledged there were issues with the court’s oversight of the fund. “There was a protocol in place. The court relied primarily on the attorney verification attached to the fee petitions. In hindsight, it’s realized perhaps there could be a system with better controls to review submissions,” Burke said. Burke said he believes issues with oversight arose partly due the tremendous workload the court, which was down three judges, carried in 2011. He noted that in addition to handling family court matters, Polachek Gartley was also heavily involved in criminal court cases, including several homicide trials. “You had an extraordinarily busy judge playing an administrative role in this area, coupled with a docket that was relentless in both family court and criminal court area,” Burke said. “Over the past two years, no judge in the history of this county has ever worked harder or taken on more responsibility.” Regardless of who was at fault, Burke said the key issue now is to audit the fund to determine if improper payments were made and to address changes that need to be made. “It’s evident that better controls should be in place regarding this process,” he said.


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Braun has suspension overturned By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — National League MVP Ryan Braun’s 50game suspension was overturned Thursday by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das, the first time a baseball player successfully challenged a drug-related penalty in a grievance. The decision was announced Thursday by the Major League Baseball Players Association, one day before the 28-year-old outfielder was due to report to

spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers. Braun’s urine tested positive in October for elevated Braun testosterone, and ESPN revealed the positive test in December. Braun has insisted that he did not violate baseball’s drug agreement. “I am very pleased and re-

lieved by today’s decision,� he said in a statement. “It is the first step in restoring my good name and reputation. We were able to get through this because I am innocent and the truth is on our side.� MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred said management “vehemently disagrees� with Das’ decision. Das, who has been baseball’s independent arbitrator since 2000, informed the sides of his decision, but did not give them a

written opinion. He has 30 days to do so. “Today the arbitration panel announced its decision, by a 2-1 vote, to sustain Ryan Braun’s grievance challenging his 50game suspension by the commissioner’s office,� a statement from the players’ association said. Manfred and union head Michael Weiner are part of the arbitration panel, and management and the union almost always split their votes, leaving

Das, the independent panel member, to make the decision. “MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man,� Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said on Twitter. “Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free� Brewers closer John Axford added on Twitter: “All I can say is that Braun has exemplary character is continuing to han-

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Penguins Paul Thompson (top center) and Brian Gibbons (9) descend on the Monarchs net in the second period of Thursday’s AHL game at Mohegan Sun Arena with the Penguins Brian Gibbons scoring the eventual goal.

WBS gets shootout victory over Monarchs By TOM VENESKY tvenesky@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Scott Munroe raised his hands in relief as the puck rang off the crossbar in the final round of the shootout. Prior to that, Munroe had been through a nightmare of a game as the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins edged out a 7-6 shootout win over the Manchester Monarchs on Thursday. “I’m going to take these two

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points, put them under my pillow, go to sleep and try to forget about it,� Munroe said. “Probably the greasiest, weirdest win

of my career.� The shootout win improves the Penguins to 32-16-2-5 and moves them two points ahead of idle Norfolk for first place in the East Division and one point behind St. John’s for the conference lead. It was valuable, but not pretty. Despite outshooting Manchester 15-5 in the first period, the Penguins wound up down by two goals thanks to a rare turnover from Brian Strait and a

defensive breakdown in front of the net. But the Penguins tightened things up in the second period with four goals in a 10-minute span. Brandon DeFazio scored at the five minute mark to make it 2-1, and the floodgates opened as Brian Gibbons, Jason Williams and Cody Chupp all connected to make it 4-2 Penguins

FOUR TO GO Meyers standout Vito Pasone, who is a two-time state qualifier taking seventh last year, is shooting for his fourth consecutive District 2 championship. With three more wins, he will accomplish the feat and become just the 23rd wrestler in D2 history to do so. He is the Mohawks’ all-time wins leader with 136 and is in the 113-pound bracket. The previous two seasons he participated at 112, while his freshman year he was at 103. SHOOTING FOR THREE Andy Schutz, a junior at Wyoming Area, is going for his third consecutive district title See WRESTLING, Page 6B

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Championship Saturday Freedom Conference tournament Women’s championship Misericordia at King’s 1 p.m. Saturday Scandlon Gymnasium Men’s championship Wilkes at Misericordia 4 p.m. Saturday Anderson Center • Winners earn an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. • Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students with ID. Children under 6 get in free.

Mountaineers have solid chance for consecutive titles for first time since 1974.

Dallas is trying to turn back the clock to the 1970s once again. Last year, the Mountaineers claimed their first district team championship since 1974. That title followed one in ’73. With five returning regional qualifiers – including three district seconds from last year– and seven wrestlers with at least 20 wins entered into today’s District 2 Class 2A Tournament at LakeLehman, the District 2 MountainClass 2A eers could be Tournament positioned When: today and tomorrow for another at championLake-Lehman ship run. H.S. Repeating Times: won’t be an Wrestling easy task begins at 5 though. p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday. Western The finals are Wayne slated for 6:30 claimed the p.m. Class 2A Admission: $6 Duals chamadults; $4 pionship students earlier this month with a criteria win over Lake-Lehman. The Wildcats defeated Dallas 36-28 in that tournament, but during the regular season Lehman only beat Dallas by one point.

Misericordia and Wilkes men, Misericordia and King’s women to play for titles.

The Wilkes men needed to hit triple digits in overtime. Both Misericordia teams trailed in the second half before taking control. The King’s women were just two seconds away from elimination. And all of them won. They did it the hard way, but four local college basketball teams that made it to the postseason have advanced to set up a one-of-a-kind championship Saturday of basketball. It begins at 1 p.m. in WilkesBarre when King’s hosts Misericordia at Scandlon Gymnasium for the Freedom Conference women’s title. After that, it’s a short trip up Route 309 to Dallas for the Freedom Conference men’s final between Misericordia and Wilkes at 4 p.m. at the Anderson Center. The winner of each game will earn a spot in the NCAA tournament, which opens next week – a 64-team field for the women and 62 teams for the men. Both contests will serve as a rubber match. The Wilkes and Misericordia men split their regular-season series, as did the King’s and Misericordia women. The home team won all four games. The King’s women are the most recent of the four to capture

A repeat could be possible for Dallas

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Roush Fenway Racing will have three cars at the front of the season-opening Daytona 500. Matt Kenseth won the second of the twin 150-mile qualifying races Thursday with a

bold pass of teammate Greg Biffle. The victory gave Kenseth a spot on the second row for Sunday’s race — right behind teammates Carl Edwards and Biffle. Tony Stewart, the defending NASCAR champion, won the first race and will line up next to Kenseth at Daytona International Speedway. Biffle was leading headed into the final lap, but he tried to block Kenseth, who dove to the inside and used a push from Jimmie Johnson to take

the lead. “Well, we were going so much faster that we were going to go by him regardless,� Kenseth said. “I think that was his only hope, is to try to get up the track, try to line my front bumper up where I had to push him. The problem was, I was going too fast. Even if I wanted to slow down, which I didn’t want to on the last lap, I couldn’t have.� See DAYTONA, Page 7B

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L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS HS BOYS BASKETBALL DISTRICT 2 CLASS 4A Quarterfinals Wyoming Valley West vs. Williamsport, at Berwick, 7:30 p.m. DISTRICT 2 CLASS 3A Quarterfinals Crestwood vs. Pittston Area, at Wyoming Area, 7 p.m. Tunkhannock vs. Abington Heights, at Carbondale, 6 p.m. Dallas vs. North Pocono, Pittston Area, 7:30 p.m. Holy Redeemer vs. Scranton Prep, at Carbondale, 7:30 p.m. HS GIRLS BASKETBALL DISTRICT 2 CLASS 4A Quarterfinals Hazleton Area vs. Williamsport, at Berwick, 6 p.m. DISTRICT 2 CLASS 2A Riverside vs. Meyers, at Scranton, 6 p.m. Dunmore vs. Wyoming Seminary, at Scranton, 7:30 p.m. Mid Valley vs. Lake-Lehman, at Pittston Area, 6 p.m. HS WRESTLING District 2 Class 2A Championships at Lake-Lehman, 5 p.m. District 2 Class 3A Championships at Hazleton Area, 5 p.m. National Prep Championships

SATURDAY, FEB. 25 HS BOYS BASKETBALL DISTRICT 2 CLASS 2A Quarterfinals Riverside vs. GAR at Scranton, 2:30 p.m. Holy Cross vs. Hanover Area, at Lackawanna College, 1 p.m. Dunmore vs. Meyers, at Wyoming Area, 1 p.m. HS GIRLS BASKETBALL DISTRICT 2 CLASS 3A Quarterfinals Holy Redeemer vs. Dallas, at Pittston Area, 2:30 p.m. Crestwood vs. Honesdale, at North Pocono, 1 p.m. Nanticoke vs. Valley View, at Pittston Area, 1 p.m. Pittston Area vs. Scranton Prep, at North Pocono, 2:45 p.m. DISTRICT 2 CLASS A Quarterfinals MMI Prep vs. Blue Ridge, at Scranton, 1 p.m. HS SWIMMING District 2 Diving Championships, at Wilkes-Barre CYC, 10 a.m. HS WRESTLING District 2 Class 2A Championships at Lake-Lehman, 11 a.m. District 2 Class 3A Championships at Hazleton Area, 11 a.m. National Prep Championships COLLEGE BASEBALL Widener vs. King’s at Diamond Nation, NJ., 2 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Freedom Conference Championship Wilkes at Misericordia, 4 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Freedom Conference Championship Misericordia at King’s, 1 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE King’s at Neumann, 1 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE King’s at Hood College, 3 p.m. COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD MAC Indoor Championships, TBA

SUNDAY, FEB. 26 COLLEGE WRESTLING Metropolitan Tournament at Elizabethtown, 10 a.m.

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AUTO RACING 11 a.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 12:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 2 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Drive4COPD 300, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 4 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for NextEra Energy Resources 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 7:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, NextEra Energy Resources 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla.

BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Junior lightweights, Juan Carlos Burgos (28-1-0) vs. Cristobal Cruz (39-12-3), at Dover, Del.

GOLF 10:30 a.m. TGC — LPGA, Women’s Champions, second round, at Singapore (same-day tape) 2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, third round matches, at Marana, Ariz. 6:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Mayakoba Classic, second round, at Playa del Carmen, Mexico (same-day tape)

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Loyola (Md.) at Rider YES — Columbia at Yale 9 p.m. ESPN — Marquette at West Virginia

MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Boston U. at Vermont 10 p.m. NBCSN — North Dakota at Denver

NBA 9 p.m. TNT — Exhibition, Rising Stars Challenge, at Orlando, Fla.

NHL 7 p.m. MSG, PLUS — N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders PLUS2 — Vancouver at New Jersey

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. FSN, ROOT — Baylor at Kansas

WOMEN'S COLLEGE GYMNASTICS 8 p.m. BTN — Nebraska at Minnesota

H O C K E Y National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers............... 58 38 15 5 81 161 118 New Jersey ................. 59 35 20 4 74 168 162 Philadelphia ................ 59 33 19 7 73 198 181 Pittsburgh .................... 60 34 21 5 73 186 160 N.Y. Islanders.............. 60 25 27 8 58 140 176 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 58 36 20 2 74 194 134 Ottawa .......................... 62 32 22 8 72 190 185 Toronto ........................ 61 29 25 7 65 182 186 Buffalo.......................... 60 26 27 7 59 150 176 Montreal....................... 61 24 27 10 58 160 167 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida .......................... 59 27 20 12 66 146 165 Winnipeg...................... 62 29 26 7 65 157 175 Washington ................. 60 29 26 5 63 161 173 Tampa Bay................... 59 27 26 6 60 166 197 Carolina ....................... 61 23 26 12 58 160 184 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit .......................... 62 41 18 3 85 194 145 St. Louis....................... 60 36 17 7 79 152 121 Nashville ...................... 60 35 19 6 76 168 155 Chicago........................ 61 33 21 7 73 191 179 Columbus .................... 60 18 35 7 43 142 198 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 61 39 16 6 84 199 150 Calgary ........................ 60 28 23 9 65 143 161 Colorado ...................... 61 30 27 4 64 155 169 Minnesota.................... 60 27 24 9 63 134 156 Edmonton .................... 59 23 30 6 52 159 178 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose ...................... 59 32 20 7 71 172 149 Phoenix........................ 60 30 21 9 69 157 151 Los Angeles ................ 61 27 22 12 66 129 135 Dallas ........................... 60 30 26 4 64 155 167 Anaheim ...................... 61 26 25 10 62 157 173 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday's Games Ottawa 5, Washington 2 Boston 4, St. Louis 2 Colorado 4, Los Angeles 1 Thursday's Games Anaheim 3, Carolina 2, SO Minnesota 3, Florida 2, SO Vancouver 4, Detroit 3, SO San Jose 2, Toronto 1 St. Louis at Nashville, late Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, late Dallas at Chicago, late Phoenix at Calgary, late Philadelphia at Edmonton, late Today's Games Vancouver at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 7 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m. Colorado at Detroit, 7 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Calgary, 10 p.m.

American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s .............. 52 33 13 5 1 72 174 147 Manchester ........... 57 28 26 0 3 59 148 165 Worcester.............. 51 24 18 4 5 57 136 134 Providence............ 54 25 23 3 3 56 130 148 Portland ................. 53 24 23 3 3 54 149 176 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Penguins.............. 55 32 16 2 5 71 180 167 Norfolk ................... 54 33 18 1 2 69 192 148 Hershey ................. 55 29 17 4 5 67 187 165 Syracuse ............... 52 21 23 4 4 50 166 172 Binghamton........... 53 21 29 2 1 45 145 173 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Connecticut........... 53 26 17 5 5 62 160 151 Bridgeport ............. 51 28 18 3 2 61 155 140 Albany .................... 52 24 20 5 3 56 134 153 Springfield ............. 53 24 25 2 2 52 152 166 Adirondack............ 52 24 25 2 1 51 144 153 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................ 54 30 19 2 3 65 152 145 Chicago ................. 52 30 18 1 3 64 153 132 Peoria .................... 54 29 22 2 1 61 164 151 Milwaukee ............. 51 26 22 2 1 55 144 138 Rockford................ 53 21 26 2 4 48 151 179 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto .................. 54 30 18 4 2 66 160 133 Lake Erie ............... 55 27 24 2 2 58 137 153 Rochester.............. 54 24 21 6 3 57 158 165 Hamilton ................ 53 24 24 1 4 53 137 160 Grand Rapids........ 51 21 21 5 4 51 163 168 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City...... 53 34 14 2 3 73 156 113 Houston ................. 53 25 16 3 9 62 143 144 Abbotsford ............ 52 28 20 3 1 60 125 131 San Antonio .......... 53 28 22 2 1 59 137 148 Texas ..................... 53 23 26 2 2 50 158 172 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday's Games Grand Rapids 4, Hamilton 2 Rochester 5, Hershey 2 Oklahoma City 5, Texas 1 Thursday's Games Lake Erie 4, Hershey 2 Penguins 7, Manchester 6, SO Today's Games Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Portland at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Lake Erie at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Norfolk at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. St. John’s at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Bridgeport at Springfield, 7:30 p.m. Albany at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m. Providence at Worcester, 7:30 p.m. Adirondack at Rochester, 7:35 p.m. Abbotsford at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Peoria, 8 p.m. Rockford at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Grand Rapids at Toronto, 5 p.m. Portland at Worcester, 7 p.m. Providence at Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Connecticut at Springfield, 7 p.m. Albany at Manchester, 7 p.m. Norfolk at Hershey, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Adirondack at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Penguins, 7:05 p.m. Lake Erie at Rochester, 7:35 p.m. Abbotsford at Chicago, 8 p.m. Houston at Texas, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Rockford, 8:05 p.m. San Antonio at Peoria, 8:30 p.m. Penguins 7, Manchester 6, SO Manchester............................................ 2 0 4 0 — 6 Penguins .............................................. 0 4 2 0 — 7 First Period Scoring – 1. MCH, Juston Azevedo 12 unassisted 12:55. 2. Stefan Legein 9 (Vey) 18:21. Penalties – WBS, Despres (delay of game) 9:34; WBS, Chupp (slashing) 15:06. Second Period Scoring – 3. WBS, Brandon DeFazio 8 (McDonald, Mormina) 5:00. 4. WBS, Brian Gibbons 9 (Thompson, Lerg) 9:08. 5. WBS, Jason Williams 9 (McDonald, Bortuzzo) 12:04. 6. WBS, Cody Chupp 1 (Gibbons, DeFazio) 15:30. Penalties – MCH, Deslauriers (cross-checking) 7:06; MCH, Campbell (interference) 12:29; MCH, Mullen (charging) 18:56. Penalty Shot – WBS, Williams – NG, 14:29. Third Period Scoring – 7. MCH, Linden Vey 15 (Czarnik, Mullen) 4:05. 8. WBS, Jason Williams 10 (Lerg, Street)

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B A S K E T B A L L DISTRICT 2 BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE CLASS 4A (two advance to states) Today's game No. 5 Wyoming Valley West (11-12) vs. No. 4 Williamsport (14-8), 7:30 p.m. Berwick M.S. Saturday's game No. 3 Delaware Valley (17-5) vs. No. 6 Wallenpaupack (8-14), 4:30 p.m. North Pocono H.S. Wednesday, Feb. 29 (Sites & times TBA) No. 1 Scranton (18-4) vs. Valley West/Williamsport winner No. 2 Hazleton Area (18-4) vs. DelVal/Wallenpaupack winner Saturday, March 3 Championship, site & time TBA CLASS 3A (two advance to states) Today's games WVC No. 1 Crestwood (13-9) vs. WVC No. 5 Pittston Area (13-9), 7 p.m. Wyoming Area H.S. WVC No. 3 Tunkhannock (14-9) vs. Lackawanna No. 2 Abington Heights (19-5), 6 p.m. Carbondale H.S. WVC No. 2 Dallas (14-8) vs. Lackawanna No. 3 North Pocono (11-13), 7:30 p.m. Pittston Area H.S. No. 4 Holy Redeemer (10-12) vs. No. 1 Lackawanna Scranton Prep (16-6), 7:30 p.m. Carbondale H.S. Tuesday, Feb. 28 (Sites & times TBA) Crestwood/Pittston Area winner vs. Tunkhannock/ Abington winner Dallas/North Pocono winner vs. Redeemer/Prep winner Friday, March 1 Championship, site & time TBA CLASS 2A (three advance to states) Saturday's games Lackawanna No. 1 Holy Cross (20-4) vs. Lackawanna No. 5 Montrose (18-8), 2:30 p.m. Lackawanna College WVC No. 2 GAR (20-2) vs. Lackawanna No. 3 Riverside (20-2), 2:30 p.m. Scranton H.S. Lackawanna No. 2 Lakeland (17-8) vs. WVC No. 3 Hanover Area (10-11), 1 p.m. Lackawanna College WVC No. 1 Meyers (20-2) vs. Lackawanna No. 4 Dunmore (19-7), 1 p.m. Wyoming Area H.S. Wednesday, Feb. 29 (Sites & times TBA) Holy Cross/Montrose winner vs. GAR/Riverside winner Lakeland/Hanover Area winner vs. Meyers/ Dunmore winner Saturday, March 3 Championship game, site & time TBA Third-place game, site & time TBA CLASS A (two advance to states) Tuesday, Feb. 28 (Sites & times TBA) No. 1 Susquehanna (6-15) vs. No. 4 MMI Prep (4-16) or Forest City (2-20) No. 2 Old Forge (7-14) vs. No. 3 MMI Prep (4-16) or Forest City (2-20) Friday, March 2 Championship, site & time TBA

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia ................. 20 14 .588 New York ...................... 17 18 .486 Boston........................... 15 17 .469 Toronto ......................... 10 23 .303 New Jersey .................. 10 25 .286 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami............................. 27 7 .794 Orlando ......................... 22 13 .629 Atlanta ........................... 20 14 .588 Washington .................. 7 26 .212 Charlotte ....................... 4 28 .125 Central Division W L Pct Chicago .......................... 27 8 .771 Indiana............................ 21 12 .636 Cleveland ....................... 13 18 .419 Milwaukee ...................... 13 20 .394 Detroit ............................. 11 24 .314

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By ROXY ROXBOROUGH CIRCULAR REPORT: On the NHL board, the Capitals - Canadiens circle is for Washington forward Alexander Ovechkin (questionable). BOXING REPORT: In the WBA super welterweight title fight on May 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is -$650 vs. Miguel Cotto at +$450; in the WBA/IBF welterweight title fight on May 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Amir Khan is -$450 vs. Lamont Peterson at +$350; in the WBO welterweight title fight on June 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is -$400 vs. Timothy Bradley at +$300. IONA

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio ................... 23 10 .697 Dallas.............................. 21 13 .618 Houston.......................... 20 14 .588 Memphis ........................ 19 15 .559 New Orleans .................. 8 25 .242 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City ............. 26 7 .788 Portland......................... 18 16 .529 Denver .......................... 18 16 .529 Minnesota..................... 17 17 .500 Utah............................... 15 17 .469 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers .................. 20 11 .645 L.A. Lakers..................... 20 13 .606 Golden State .................. 13 17 .433 Phoenix .......................... 14 20 .412 Sacramento ................... 11 22 .333 Wednesday's Games Oklahoma City 119, Boston 104 Indiana 102, Charlotte 88 New Orleans 89, Cleveland 84 Toronto 103, Detroit 93 Sacramento 115, Washington 107 Orlando 108, New Jersey 91 New York 99, Atlanta 82 Chicago 110, Milwaukee 91 Houston 93, Philadelphia 87 Minnesota 100, Utah 98 Golden State 106, Phoenix 104 L.A. Lakers 96, Dallas 91 L.A. Clippers 103, Denver 95 Thursday's Games Miami 102, New York 88 Atlanta 83, Orlando 78 San Antonio at Denver, late L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, late Today's Games No games scheduled

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T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL Major League Baseball Players Association MLBPA—Announced the 50-game suspension of Milwaukee OF Ryan Braun was overturned by by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das. American League NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with 3B Eric Chavez on a one-year contract. National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with OF Jason Bourgeois, RHP David Carpenter and LHP Wesley Wright on one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Claimed OF Matt Angle off waivers from Baltimore and added him to the 40-man roster. Placed RHP Rubby De La Rosa on the 60-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Promoted Kevin Gregg to manager, baseball communications.

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National Football League TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Named Ron Cooper secondary coach.

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National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS—Re-signed F Todd Bertuzzi. FLORIDA PANTHERS—Recalled RW Michal Repik and C Jonathan Matsumoto from San Antonio (AHL). Assigned D Nolan Yonkman to San Antonio. NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Recalled F Casey Cizikas from Bridgeport (AHL). Activated D Travis Hamonic from injured reserve. Sent G Kevin Poulin and D Aaron Ness to Bridgeport. PHOENIX COYOTES—Reassigned F Matt Watkins to Portland (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Claimed F Tim Wallace off waivers from the New York Islanders.

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Wyoming Valley West Baseball Booster Club will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Murphy’s Pub, Swoyersville. Parents of players are encouraged to attend. Wyoming Chapter of ASA Umpires will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Konefal’s Restaurant. Tipsy Turtle Over 50 Softball Team will meet Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Jenkins Township Turtle. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS South Wilkes-Barre Little League will be holding sign-ups for this season Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign-ups will be held at two locations: Firwood Church, 130 Old River Road, and at Stanton Bowling Lanes. Players ages 4-14 are elgible. Any player residing in the Mayflower section of Wilkes-Barre is eligible. Cost is $60 per family for T-ball through Little League, $55 or $80 for family for Junior league. There will also be a $30 deposit for a lottery ticket fundraiser. More information can be found at www.swblittleleague.com. Nanticoke American Legion Baseball will hold sign-ups on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Honey Pot Legion Field, Nanticoke. Eligible participants will be between the ages of 13-18, and reside in the Nanticoke, Northwest or Hanover Area school districts. Registration fee is $100. Any questions, call Joe at 814-1430. Plymouth West Side Fast-Pitch Softball will be holding sign-ups Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Plymouth Borough Building. Cost is $35 for the first child and $50 for family. For more information, call Shawn at 406-2385. Plymouth Little League will hold registration Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Plymouth Hose Co. No. 1, Gaylord Ave. Registration fees are $35 per player or $50 per family. For more information, call Mike Spece at 328-4612. Hanover Area Little League will hold final registration Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the cafeteria at Hanover Area High School. All children residing in Warrior Run, Sugar Notch and Hanover Twp., 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. Cost for Junior/ Senior league, ages 13-16, is $65 per player. E-mail questions to hanoverareall@yahoo.com. Swoyersville Softball Slow-Pitch League will be holding sign-ups Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the borough building on Main Street for girls ages 7-17. For more information, call Craig at 2878074. Northwest Little League registrations will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. – Noon at the Northwest High School cafeteria. For more information, visit eteamz.com/ nwall. Mountain Top Area Little League Baseball and Softball will hold its final registration Saturday from 1-3:30 p.m. at Crestwood High School. Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 6-15 (by April 30). For additional information, call Terry at 823-7949 or visit www.mountaintoparealittleleague.com. Nanticoke Area Little League will be having final registration on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the GNA Elementary Center cafeteria. Three proofs of residency are required for all players. If there are questions, please call Wade at 735-0189 or visit www.nanticokelittleleague.com. Ashley/Newtown Little League will be holding registrations for the upcoming season on Saturday from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Hanover Area High School cafeteria. Registrations will be $40 per child or $60 per family for little league and $65 per child or $90 per family for junior and senior league baseball. Remember to bring along a copy of birth certificate and three forms or proof of residency to meet Little League requirements.

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Vest, others eye district titles By JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leader

During his first two District 2-4 Class 3A diving championships, Wyoming Valley West junior Collin Vest was chiefly concerned with making it to states. Two district crowns in the bag, Vest’s degree of difficulty nearly assures himself a trip to the PIAA swimming and diving championships in Lewisburg. But Spartans diving coach Rob Jacobs cautions that Vest won’t be easing up anytime soon. “Collin is doing more difficult dives at districts in preparation for PIAAs,” Jacobs said. “He isn’t coming in thinking that he has it made. He knows that on the diving board, when you take that hurdle, you don’t know where you’re going to land.” Vest seeks to break Mike McGinley’s 30-plus year diving record at districts at the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center in Wilkes-Barre. The 11-round District 2 Class 2A boys and girls championships begin Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by the Class 3A championships at 3 p.m. Oddly enough, the focus at Saturday’s district meet will be on

UP NEXT District 2 Diving Class 2A 10 a.m. Saturday Wyoming Valley CYC Class 3A 3 p.m. Saturday Wyoming Valley CYC

Vest’s teammate Ibrahim Ismail. Since only seven schools compete at the Class 3A level, only one automatic qualifier is awarded to District 2. Ismail must post a higher score than all non-qualifying divers in the state for one at-large slot. “What he has been doing is upping his degree of difficulty,” Jacobs said. “He’s working on cleaner entries and staying relaxed.” Vest continued his torrent, record-breaking diving career this season and hovered around the 350 mark towards the end of the season. Ismail joined what Jacobs called “a handful of divers in the state” when he eclipsed a 300 score with a 302.7 in the Spartans’ final meet against Hazleton Area. Boasting a season-high 254 mark, Dallas’ Sarah Zerfoss also

looks to defend her title as a returning two-time Class 2A district winner. Zerfoss limped her way to a district crown a year ago with her foot in a cast. The Mountaineer senior broke her toe in early February 2011 and was sidelined for three weeks prior to the meet. “She has some new dives,” Dallas diving coach Matt Nonnenberg said. “She could break over 400. It just depends on what kind of dives she makes. She’s been working hard in practice.” Zerfoss’ top competition – Lake-Lehman’s Brinley Williams – is unavailable to dive Saturday due to a stress fracture. Holy Redeemer’s Olivia Vitali scored a win over Dallas earlier this month and looks to be a potential threat. Hanover Area boasts Ashlynn Heller, who qualified for states a year ago with a secondplace showing. Wyoming Valley West’s Karina Zabresky and Delaware Valley’s Kristiana Brush look to be the favorites at the girls Class 3A level. Zabresky narrowly defeated Brush, last year’s district runnerup, at the Ray Willis Invitational on Jan. 23. “The two of them should be

DISTRICT 2 GIRLS BASKETBALL

Valley West wins opener easily By JOHN MEDEIROS jmedeiros@timesleader.com

YATESVILLE – Wyoming Valley West moved one step closer to a state tournament berth, and got a little work in as well. The Spartans led throughout – and maintained a double-digit lead for the final 24:04 – in a 6530 triumph over Delaware Valley in a District 2 Class 4A girls basketball quarterfinal game at Pittston Area on Thursday. The victory sends Valley West (19-5) into the semifinals against the winner of the quarterfinal between Wallenpaupack (14-8) and Scranton (5-17) tonight. “It was our normal routine,” Valley West coach Curt Lloyd said of playing on Thursday, a day ahead of the rest of the district. “But after coming off such a high on Monday (the Wyoming Valley Conference Division I championship game), it was a bit tough to focus. This was a first for me, having such a quick turnaround.” Tara Zdancewicz had a gamehigh 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. She was one under her season average of 17.0 points at halftime. Her 25 points was her third-best outing of the season, trailing just a 28-point night against Abington Heights on Jan. 23 and a 26-point game at Crestwood on Feb. 6. Both of those games were also Valley West wins, with the Abington Heights victory kicking off the Spartans’ current 10game win streak. The Spartans mixed up defenses throughout the night and held Delaware Valley (4-19) to 21 percent shooting from the field – including just 15 percent in the second half, which saw the bulk of Valley West’s 38-7 run. Center Olivia Hoffman spent some time at the top of the Spartans’ 1-3-1. “We did that with Olivia at Crestwood in the second half, and just a trip or two Monday,” Lloyd said. “She has such a long wingspan that she creates a mismatch with the long passes. She’s unique that she’s a big player who can move at the top.” Valley West appeared to run a number of offensive sets as well,

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dle this in an unbelievable manner.” An evidentiary hearing on Braun’s appeal was held Jan. 1920 in New York, ending the day before the player accepted the NL MVP award at a black-tie dinner. “We provided complete cooperation throughout, despite the highly unusual circumstances. I have been an open book, willing

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Tara Zdancewicz of Wyoming Valley West eyes the basket as Delaware Valley’s Patricia Pacella (left) and Megan Braunagel attempt to block the shot during Thursday’s District 2 Class 4A playoff game at Pittston Area High School.

getting in a makeshift practice as the game wore on. Eight Spartans had baskets in the game and seven posted assists. “Other than our three starting seniors, we’re so young,” Lloyd said of getting all of his players into the game. “We don’t have any juniors, so we are predominantly sophomores and freshmen. It’s great to get them a little time in a playoff game.” Kate Smicherko had nine points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Spartans, who shot 53 percent from the field and enjoyed a 24-8 advantage in turnovers through three quarters. Taylor Reilly matched a season high with eight points. Cassie Smicherko added seven points, and Olivia Hoffman had four blocks and six points. Senior Megan Braunagel, a 6to share details from every aspect of my life as part of this investigation, because I have nothing to hide,” Braun said in his statement. “I have passed over 25 drug tests in my career, including at least three in the past year.” A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that, after being informed of the positive result, Braun asked to have another urine test taken, and that the second test was within normal range. During the hearing, Braun’s side challenged the chain of cus-

foot-1 center, was the lone bright spot for the Warriors. She had eight of her 11 points in the first half and finished with nine rebounds. “We are always working on getting Megan the ball in practice,” Delaware Valley coach Gina Lee said. “Her effort was outstanding.” Delaware Valley finished with losses in 14 of its final 15 games. Wyoming Valley West 65, Delaware Valley 30 DELAWARE VALLEY (30): Pascella 0 2-4 2, Cadigan 1 0-0 2, Midlarsky 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Hartey 1 1-1 3, Noto 0 0-0 0, Murphy 0 1-2 1, Walter 1 0-0 2, J. Peters 0 0-0 0, E. Peters 1 3-4 5, Kennedy 2 0-0 4, Braunagel 4 3-5 11, Hammond 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 10-16 30. WYOMING VALLEY WEST (65): Judge 0 0-1 0, C. Smicherko 3 0-0 7, Reese 3 0-1 6, Reilly 2 4-4 8, K. Smicherko 3 2-2 9, Kane 1 0-1 2, Lupinski 0 0-0 0, Zdancewicz 9 6-8 25, Piazza 1 0-2 2, Hoffman 3 0-0 6, Usefara 0 0-0 0, Simonson 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 12-19 65. Delaware Valley ........................ 7 10 6 7 — 30 Wyoming Valley West.............. 18 15 20 12 — 65 3-Point Field Goals— WVW 3 (C. Smicherko, K. Smicherko, Zdancewicz)

tody from the time the urine sample was collected by Comprehensive Drug Testing Inc. to when it was sent nearly 48 hours later to a World Anti-Doping Agency-certified laboratory in Montreal, the person said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because what took place in the hearing is supposed to be confidential. Baseball’s drug agreement states that “absent unusual circumstances, the specimens should be sent by FedEx to the laboratory on the same day they are collected.”

neck and neck,” Jacobs said. “The Delaware Valley girl is a great diver, and it should probably play out to the final dive.” The District 2 Class 2A boys championships should be highlighted by a set of new faces. Lake-Lehman freshman Matt Edkins posted one of the highest scores in the Wyoming Valley Conference with a 264 and appears to be one of the favorites in a wide-open field. “He’s a little nervous but he’s a hard worker,” said Erin Yurko, a first-year diving coach at LakeLehman. “He listens to what I have to tell him so he’s a joy to work with. I don’t think he understands how well he is capable of doing on Saturday.” Edkins’ top competition will be Dallas sophomore Patrick Madaya, who has a season-high 236 score. Madaya missed most of his freshman season after breaking his toes on a dive in his second meet. “Patrick’s entries are perfect,” Nonnenberg said. “Come district time, he might sneak in there.” Holy Redeemer’s Mike Pahler will also be one of the favorites on the boys’ side.

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at the end of the second period. “We had a little more urgency in our game,” said head coach John Hynes. “We didn’t take our offensive chances for granted and made them count.” The offensive explosion continued into the third period, and the Penguins needed it after Manchester’s Linden Vey scored at 4:05 to close within one. But the Penguins responded quickly when Bryan Lerg blew by a defender at the blueline, gloved down a loose puck and raced into the right faceoff circle. Lerg quickly passed behind a Manchester defenseman in the slot to Williams, who was wide open for the one-timer to make it 5-3. Sixteen seconds later Zach Sill picked off a clearing pass from Manchester goaltender Jeff Zatkoff in the middle and sent a slapshot into the net to make it 6-3. But it was far from over. “I wasn’t feeling good at all about the lead,” Hynes said. “I thought we were good, but we were sleepy at times.” With less than half the period remaining, Manchester’s Robert Czarnick scored on a breakaway to make it 6-4. Six minutes later, Vey scored his second goal for the Monarchs with a shot from the point to make it 6-5. Munroe could sense the momentum had changed as the Penguins still clung to a one-goal lead with four minutes left. “I kept looking at the clock thinking ‘why is this taking so long,’” he said. “It was a bit of a grind because I felt like I was doing the right things, but it just wasn’t going my way.” Then, with 48 seconds left, Manchester’s Trent Hunter scored to tie things up, 6-6, and force overtime and eventually a shootout. “You don’t expect to be in a game where you score six goals and end up in a shootout,” Munroe said. Vey connected for Manchester in the first round of the shootout, and Geoff Walker and Lerg scored in the following two rounds to give the Penguins the advantage. In the fifth and final round, it was up to Munroe to earn the win and the extra point for the Penguins as he faced Manchester’s Brandon Kozun. Positive tests for performanceenhancing drugs have been relatively rare under the major league testing program, with just two others in 2011: Tampa Bay outfielder Manny Ramirez and Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo. Ramirez at first retired rather than face a 100-game suspension for a second positive test. Wanting to return this year, he is serving a 50-game penalty — the length was shortened because he missed most of last year. “It has always been Major League Baseball’s position that no matter who tests positive, we

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DISTRICT 2 BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW CLASS 4A Outlook: Scranton (18-4) overcame a season-ending injury to Karlon Quiller and an illness to superstar Terry Turner to gain the first seed. The Knights have been favored to win the tournament since the season tipped off. Hazleton Area (19-4) had its 12-game winning streak snapped by fifth-seeded Wyoming Valley West (11-12) on Feb. 17. The Cougars wasted a 10-point fourth-quarter lead in that game but recovered to defeat Crestwood for the WVC Division I title. That Valley West rally epitomized the team’s season, as the Spartans have been up and down for the most part. Fourth-seeded Williamsport (14-8) has lost four games by four points or less, including a pair of one-point setbacks. Three losses by third-seeded Delaware Valley (17-5) have come at the hands of Scranton. Two were by 20 or more points, the other by three. Sixth-seeded Wallenpaupack (8-14) won seven of its first 10 games, but it’s been downhill since then. The Buckhorns’ firstround opponent, DelVal, defeated them by 36 two weeks ago. Dark Horse: Williamsport only because of its fourth seed. The Millionaires are probably the second or third best team in the tournament. Upset Special: Delaware Valley over Hazleton Area. DelVal has close wins recently against Abington Heights and Scranton Prep. If the Warriors can keep it close, which could be a tough task, they shouldn’t be rattled at the end. Best Opening Game: Valley West vs. Williamsport. Williamsport defeated Valley West 65-49 on Jan. 25, but considering the way the Spartans came back to defeat Hazleton Area after previously being blown out twice, they could make this game interesting. Prediction: Scranton to defeat Hazleton Area for the title, with both moving to the state tournament. CLASS 3A Outlook: Abington Heights (19-5) and Scranton Prep (16-6) looked like the favorites early in the season. The gap has closed, however, to the point where it’s anybody’s tournament. Even North Pocono (11-13), which has a victory over a very good but hurting at the time Scranton team. Crestwood (13-10) has defeated the other four WVC reps – Dallas (14-8), Tunkhannock (14-9) and Holy Redeemer (10-12) once and Pittston Area (13-9) twice. The Comets are playing the best of the WVC bunch at this time, winning nine of their last 11. Dark Horse: Pittston Area. Only two of the Patriots’ 13 victories have come against teams with a winning record. But they have two one-point losses and two two-point losses against strong opponents. Upset Special: Redeemer over Prep. The Royals have been and up-and-down team as expected with all new faces in the lineup. But if they put it all together, they can knock off Lackawanna’s top seed. Best Opening Game: Crestwood vs. Pittston Area. Pittston Area’s Steve Stravinski, the WVC Division I scoring champ, had his two worst league games against Crestwood in 52-50 and 49-37 losses. If he can break out, this game could go down to the wire. Prediction: Abington to defeat Prep for the title. Crestwood to defeat Dallas for third place and the final state berth. CLASS 2A Outlook: Of the three WVC teams involved in the eight-team tournament, WVC second seed GAR (20-2) drew the toughest assignment in Lackawanna No. 3 Riverside (20-3). All of the defending champion Vikings’ losses have come against Holy Cross, the Lackawanna’s top seed. GAR hasn’t made it past the round of eight in two of the past three seasons. WVC No. 1 Meyers (20-2), which handed GAR its only losses, also has a tough task with Lackawanna No. 4 Dunmore (19-7). Dunmore has allowed 60 or more points only three times this season. WVC No. 3 Hanover Area (10-11) has struggled against better competition and its opponent, Lackawanna No. 2 Lakeland (17-8), has won 11 of its last 13. Lackawanna No. 1 Holy Cross (20-4) had its three-season reign end last year. The Crusaders have won eight in a row, including victories over Dunmore, Lakeland and Riverside. Their opponent, Lackawanna No. 5 Montrose (18-8), has lost three of its last four. Dark Horse: Dunmore because it has a defense that could slow down up-tempo opponents. Upset Special: Dunmore over Meyers, if the Bucks can slow down the Mohawks. Best Opening Game: GAR vs. Riverside. The loser deserves a better fate. Prediction: Holy Cross to defeat Meyers for the title. GAR to top Lakeland for third place and the final state spot. CLASS A Outlook: The field is among the weakest in recent seasons, with no team close to the .500 level. Five-time defending champion Old Forge (7-14) lost a coin flip with Susquehanna (6-15) for the No. 1 seed. The Blue Devils open with No. 3 seed Forest City (2-20). Susquehanna gets No. 4 seed MMI Prep (4-18). The Blue Devils appear to be the favorite once again. They have a four-game losing streak, but three of the losses have been by three points or less. Plus, they’ve played two quality teams – Dunmore and Riverside – tough in the second-half season. MMI Prep, the WVC’s only team in the bracket, could guarantee itself a place in the state tournament with a win against Susquehanna. No sites or times have been set for the semifinals, which will be played Tuesday. Dark Horse: MMI has played well in some of its losses and looks like the only team that can knock off either top seed. Upset Special: Really, nothing appears to be an upset unless someone knocks off Old Forge. Best Opening Game: Susquehanna vs. MMI Prep. Prediction: Old Forge to defeat Susquehanna for the title, with both teams moving to states. -- John Erzar

will exhaust all avenues in pursuit of the appropriate discipline. We have been true to that position in every instance, because baseball fans deserve nothing less,” Manfred said. “As a part of our drug testing program, the commissioner’s office and the players’ association agreed to a neutral third party review for instances that are under dispute. While we have always respected that process, Major League Baseball vehemently disagrees with the decision rendered today by arbitrator Shyam Das.” Braun hit .312 with 33 homers

and 111 RBIs last year and led Milwaukee to the NL championship series, where the Brewers lost to the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers are counting on his offense following the departure of Prince Fielder, who became a free agent and signed with the Detroit Tigers. Braun already was signed through 2015, but the Brewers gave him a new deal running through 2020 that added $105 million and guaranteed him a total of $145.5 million over a decade.


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DETROIT — Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the game with 15.4 seconds left in regulation and Alex Burrows had the only score in a shootout, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory that snapped the Detroit Red Wings’ NHL-record 23-game home winning streak. Detroit hadn’t lost at Joe Louis Arena since Nov. 3 against Calgary. The NHL-leading Red Wings hold a one-point lead over Vancouver in the Western Conference. The Canucks have won an NHL-high 21 games on the road this season. A sold-out crowd stood during the shootout, which started with Roberto Luongo stopping Jiri Hudler’s shot and Jimmy Howard going low to smother David Booth’s attempt. Henrik Zetterberg missed the net on Detroit’s second attempt and Alexander Edler was denied. Todd Bertuzzi, who signed a two-year extension with the Red Wings, couldn’t put his team ahead and Burrows took advantage with a backhand. Detroit was 16 seconds away from getting the win in regulation, but the Canucks pulled Luongo to have an extra skater in the Red Wings end for a faceoff. Sedin took a slap shot from the slot that Howard never saw after his teammates failed to clear the puck when it was behind the net. Justin Abdelkader scored with 6:14 left in the third period to give Detroit a 3-2 lead — 20 seconds after Vancouver’s Cody Hodgson tied the game. Newly acquired defenseman Kyle Quincey scored to put Detroit ahead 6:05 into the third period and Darren

Helm had a goal 11:16 into the game to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead. Sedin tied it at 1 at 13:34 of the second and Hodgson tied it again, getting credit for a goal that went in off the right skate of Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall. Quincey, in the first game of his second stint with the Red Wings, couldn’t hide his smile on the bench after putting them ahead 2-1. The Red Wings, who drafted Quincey in 2003, acquired him for a first-round pick and prospect Sebastien Piche from Tampa Bay on Tuesday in a three-team trade with Colorado. Luongo made 33 saves and Howard had 40 stops. Detroit led 1-0 after the first period despite being outplayed. Vancouver outshot the Red Wings 17-5 in the first, but defenseman Kevin Bieksa had the puck poked away by Helm and his fluttering wrist shot got past Luongo at 11:16. Detroit didn’t do much with three power plays in the first, going scoreless and getting only one shot combined with an extra skater. The Red Wings looked out of sync, missing playmaking center Pavel Datsyuk for a second game. Datsyuk, the team’s leading scorer, is expected to be out for two weeks after right knee surgery Tuesday. Sedin tied the game at 1 at 13:34 of the second. He slid the puck around Howard and into the net while engaged with defenseman Ian White. The Red Wings were fortunate the game was tied after Quincey was called for two penalties in the first half of the second period and Drew Miller put Vancouver on another power play, holding the Canucks scoreless each time they had an extra skater in the period.

Detroit outshot the Canucks 15-8 in the second period, but had nothing to show for it. The Red Wings created more chances in the third period, especially when Abdelkader swiped at a puck in the crease that Luongo didn’t cover.

Ducks 3, Hurricanes 2 RALEIGH, N.C. — Saku Koivu scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Anaheim over Carolina. Corey Perry, who reached 30 goals for the third time in his career, and Luca Sbisa scored in regulation for Anaheim. Jerome Samson and Jamie McBain had goals for Carolina. Jonas Hiller had 30 saves for the Ducks, who went 5-1-2 on their eight-game, 15-day road trip. Anaheim improved to 2-22-2 when trailing after two periods. Carolina’s Justin Peters, starting his second straight and playing in his fourth consecutive game because Cam Ward is injured, made 35 saves. The Hurricanes’ Jiri Tlusty assisted on Samson’s goal to extend his point streak to nine games, two short of the longest run since the club moved to North Carolina from Hartford in 1997. Wild 3, Panthers 2 SUNRISE, Fla. — Matt Cullen and Erik Christensen scored in the shootout in Minnesota’s victory against Florida. Cullen and Kyle Brodziak scored in regulation, Dany Heatley had two assists, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots for the Wild. Christensen scored the first goal in the shootout, followed by Cullen. Backstrom stopped Kris Versteeg and Sean Bergenheim to seal the win. Cullen is 7-for-13 in shootout attempts this sea-

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son. The Wild won for just the second time in nine games. Bergenheim and Mikael Samuelsson scored for the Panthers, who got 26 saves from Jose Theodore. Florida has lost four straight.

Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots for the Predators. Stewart got the only goal of the opening period, then Josi and Wilson gave Nashville a 2-1 lead. Just 34 seconds after Wilson’s goal, Sobotka tied it.

Stars 3, Blackhawks 1 CHICAGO — Michael Ryder scored on a deflection with 5:02 left in regulation as the Dallas Stars rallied with three goals late in the game to defeat Chicago, ending the Blackhawks’ fourgame winning streak. Tied at 1, Ryder got behind Chicago’s defense and redirected Mike Ribeiro’s shot between Corey Crawford’s left pad and the near goal post. Dallas’ Loui Eriksson was credited with a goal 74 seconds later that made it 3-1. He scored after Ryder’s shot deflected off Chicago defenBlues 3, Predators 2 seman Brent Seabrook’s skate. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dallas’s Steve Ott scored Shootout goals by T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald pushed on a deflection midway St. Louis past Nashville. through the third to tie it at Chris Stewart and Vladi1. mir Sobotka scored for St. Stars backup Richard BachLouis in regulation. Roman man made 26 stops in his Josi and Colin Wilson had first start since Feb. 2, a goals for Nashville. stretch of 11 games. Jaroslav Halak made 25 Marian Hossa scored Chisaves for the Blues, then was cago’s lone goal and Corey perfect in the shootout, stop- Crawford finished with 22 ping Wilson and Martin Erat. saves. Sharks 2, Maple Leafs 1 TORONTO — Patrick Marleau scored two goals, and San Jose sent stumbling Toronto to its seventh loss in eight games. James Reimer started in goal against the Sharks and made 24 saves, but his record dropped to 11-9-4. Marleau was the only player to beat him with a pair of second-period goals that lifted the Sharks (32-20-7) to their first win in five games. Antti Niemi made 29 saves. Jake Gardiner scored for the Maple Leafs (29-25-7), who are 1-6-1 since Feb. 7.

MIAMI — Jeremy Lin was no match for the Miami Heat. Forcing Lin into easily the worst game of his remarkable run as New York’s starting point guard by running streams of defenders at him, Miami topped the Knicks 10288 on Thursday night — the eighth straight win for the NBA-leading Heat. Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and LeBron James finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Miami, which will go into the All-Star break with the NBA’s best record (27-7). Lin’s final line: 1 for 11 from the field, eight points, three assists — a far cry from the 23.9 points and 9.2 assists he had been averaging over his first 11 games in the Knicks’ rotation, when he breathed immeasurable life into a team that was floundering. Hawks 83, Magic 78 ATLANTA — Josh Smith scored 22 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help Atlanta snap a three-game skid with an win over Orlando. Jannero Pargo added 15 points and Willie Green had 14 for the Hawks. J.J. Redick finished with 13 points and Dwight Howard had 12 for the Magic, who had won two straight and six of seven. The Magic recovered from a 10-point second quarter by scoring 25 in the third to pull within three heading into the final period. Howard’s lay-in cut the lead to 69-68 with 4:42 left, but the Magic never got any closer.

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Chavez signs deal with Yankees

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Veteran corner infielder signs for one year with New York, where he played in 58 games last season. By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer

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TAMPA, Fla. — Eric Chavez spent the offseason wondering where — and if — he might play again. There was only one place he really had in mind. Chavez was back with the New York Yankees on Thursday after agreeing to a $900,000, one-year deal. The 34-year-old Chavez said retirement was a possibility, but he was happy to return to the Yankees after playing 58 games with them last season. “If there was no interest at all, in my mind I was probably going to shut it down,” Chavez said. “I wouldn’t say ‘here or nowhere’ — but this was obviously

coming back to a place I was familiar with. ... I knew this was going to be a good team, obviously a team that was going to have an opportunity to go back to the playoffs.” Chavez Once a centerpiece in Oakland, Chavez was already considering retirement after the 2010 season, his 13th with the Athletics. He ended up signing a minor league deal with New York and was able to work his way into a part-time role for the Yankees. Chavez hit .263 with two homers and 26 RBIs last year, starting 33 games at third base and also playing a bit at first. “He adds depth to our club, and if you give Alex (Rodriguez) a day off, this guy’s a player,” manager Joe Girardi said. “You know he’s going to catch it. He’s got very good hands.” Chavez is a six-time Gold Glove win-

ner, but he broke a bone in his left foot on May 5 after just 17 games and didn’t return until July 26. That was part of a disturbing pattern for Chavez, who has played only 122 games over the last four seasons. He’s also had shoulder and back problems. “I actually felt that when he got hurt we missed him,” Girardi said. “He was playing really well for us. He plays an excellent third base, swings the bat. The big thing about Chavvy is keeping him healthy. Last year was kind of a freaky thing that he had. We hope that he’s beyond the freaky things, but you don’t know.” Chavez played in the postseason five times with Oakland. He didn’t play much for the Yankees in last year’s Division Series loss to Detroit, striking out in a Game 2 loss in his only at-bat of the series. New York’s status as a perennial World Series contender made it an attractive

franchise for Chavez. “It’s the winning, it’s the way everybody goes about their business here — it’s very professional — and it became too appealing for me not to come back again,” he said. “It took a long time, but I’m happy the way things worked out. The team looks fantastic. It looks like it’s in good position to win a lot of ballgames again.” Chavez said he found out in recent weeks that it might be realistic to come back to the Yankees. “There were a few other teams. I don’t know how serious it was. I don’t even know how serious it was an interest on my part,” Chavez said. “This was the spot that — if I was going to come back — I wanted it to be.” NOTES: Right-hander Phil Hughes is part of a logjam of starting rotation candidates after New York acquired Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda in the offseason.

Utley hopes to stay healthy

Mets’ Bay is hoping to return to old self

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Chase Utley’s batting average and slugging percentage have dropped each season since 2007. He’s played in fewer games the last two years and spent more time on the disabled list. Is the five-time All-Star on the decline? “I’m always looking for ways to improve. I haven’t come to the conclusion that I need to change things,” Utley said after the Philadelphia Phillies practiced on Thursday. “I think what I’m doing now is putting me on track to contribute like I have in the past.” The biggest question surrounding Utley is his health. The second baseman missed the first 46 games last season because of a right knee injury. Though he returned in late May, Utley clearly wasn’t himself. He batted just .259 with 11 homers and 44 RBIs in 103 games.

Outfielder has really struggled at the plate in his two seasons with the Mets. By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press

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Montero looking to develop PEORIA, Ariz. — At first glance, it’s easy to see the potential in Jesus Montero. The Seattle Mariners’ prized acquisition in an offseason trade with the New York Yankees is an imposing presence. He’s a catcher and designated hitter listed at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, and the ball jumps off his bat with a crack audible across the Mariners’ spring training facility. The 22-year-old Montero went 20 for 61 in 18 games with the Yankees after a September call-up last season. He hit four home runs. When the Mariners went in search of offense combined with youth and promise, Montero was their target. The team hopes to develop him as a catcher, with veteran Miguel Olivo providing some power and handling the pitching staff while Montero works on his defense and game-calling. METS

Beltran will pay up JUPITER, Fla. — Carlos Beltran plans on paying New York Mets lefty and former teammate Jonathan Niese in person for a $10,000 nose job. Beltran, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, said Thursday that he’ll have a check for Niese when his new team plays the Mets in spring training. The clubs are about a 40-minute interstate drive apart in Florida. “I did get the bill, yeah,” Beltran said. “I want to go there and give it to him personally.” Beltran maintained he didn’t recommend surgery last summer, but he did offer to foot the bill after Niese said the procedure wasn’t a priority. “He came to me the day after the conversation and he said ‘Are you sure you’re going to pay for it?”’ Beltran said. “I said, ‘Well, I’ll pay for it if you’re going to do it.’ I guess he was happy that he didn’t have to pay $10,000 for his nose.” GIANTS

Lincecum says he’s healthy SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — San Francisco right-hander Tim Lincecum went all out during his bullpen session Thursday and reported that he felt just fine. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner said he took a precautionary route after feeling some tightness in his back earlier in the week. Giants closer Brian Wilson also aired it out during his bullpen session. -- The Associated Press

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Miami Marlins’ Jose Reyes signs autographs at spring training in Jupiter, Fla., Thursday.

Reyes reeling in Marlins’ fans

Free agent shortstop has spring training crowds buzzing as he brings his batting title to Miami’s lineup. By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer

JUPITER, Fla. — Despite a new haircut and new uniform, Jose Reyes was easy to recognize on his first day at spring training Thursday. Several dozen fans shouted Reyes’ name as they clustered along a practicefield fence at the Miami Marlins’ complex, and when he walked over to sign autographs, the tumult resembled a New York subway station at rush hour. “Don’t push! Don’t push!” one fan said. “Make a line, for God’s sake!” said another. That’s why the Marlins signed Reyes: to cause a commotion. They figure he’ll

do it on the bases, leading off and using his speed to disrupt defenses, like last year with the New York Mets when he won the NL batting championship. There’s also the Big Apple-style buzz he’s bringing to the Marlins, a franchise in transition after finishing last in NL attendance each of the past seven years. The Marlins anticipate sellout crowds this season in their new ballpark, and they’re being touted as potential playoff contenders thanks to an offseason spending spree. The biggest deal was a $106 million, six-year contract for Reyes, and the shortstop already ranks among the most popular players with Marlins fans. His No. 7 jersey has become a common sight in Miami. “They haven’t seen me play here yet,” he said. “When they see me play, they’re going to fall in love with me, because I’m a guy who gives 100 percent every day.”

They loved him in New York, where he made the All-Star team four times and hit .337 last season with 39 steals and an NL-high 16 triples. He had been with the organization since age 16, but the cash-strapped franchise didn’t make a serious offer when he became a free agent this offseason. Marlins officials began courting him in person at a New York hotel at midnight, only moments after the signing period began. He sealed his deal with Miami at the winter meetings, and Reyes is now so eager to start earning his big salary that he reported for camp three days before the first full-squad workout. “This is my new team, my new family,” he said. “It’s a good feeling.” Reyes sported closely cropped hair after having his dreadlocks shorn to comply with the Marlins’ dress code. He said he likes the new look, but his daughter needed time getting accustomed to it.

Series MVP ready to get back to baseball By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer

JUPITER, Fla. — The offseason has been a whirlwind for suddenly famous St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese. After rocketing to stardom as the NL championship series and World Series MVP, the team’s No. 6 hitter got the red carpet treatment all over. There was a late-night sitdown with David Letterman, an appearance on the Country Music Awards and countless interviews. He savored them all. The biggest honor was getting recognized at the Texas-Missouri football game not long after the Cardinals finished off the Texas Rangers. “Seeing the highlights on the Jumbotron, that crowd on its feet for two minutes or however long it was, that was incredible,” Freese said Thursday, a big grin on his face. “That was an amazing feeling.” Another highlight was visiting his alma mater, Lafayette High School, in St. Louis County. “I had a great time in L.A. and all that,” Freese said, “but the stuff that

The celebrity appearances didn’t halt completely, but Freese had his priorities straight. He arrived at spring training a few days early, ready to work on an encore for a magical October that probably can’t be topped. “It would have been a shame to not have taken advantage of the things that he was able to do and see, because some people never, ever, experience that in their lifetime. Most don’t,” manager Mike Matheny said. “He had that timeframe and then it ended and he got pretty diligent. If you look at him, he looks in as good a shape as I’ve ever seen him.” Freese hit five homers and drove in 21 runs in the postseason, becoming the AP PHOTO sixth player to be named MVP of a league championship series and World St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese handles a grounder Tuesday Series in the same season. Rather than during spring training baseball in Jupi- worry about heightened expectations, ter, Fla. he’ll concentrate on just doing his part. When he began lifting weights with really hits home is stuff that’s closer to teammates Matt Holliday and Chris Carpenter in St. Louis, “it was go time, home.” Around Thanksgiving, he decided it was 2012.” That’s the way it’s got to be. that baseball would always come first.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Jason Bay signed with the New York Mets following an All-Star 2009 season in Boston that was also one of the best of his career. Two years and a $66 million investment later, Mets management is still waiting to see if he’ll ever display that kind of talent in Queens. Bay After posting 20 or more home runs in six of his first seven major league seasons — including four with 30-plus — concussion, rib and shoulder issues culminated in Bay hitting just 18 total homers the past two years for the Mets. But after a summer of virtual training isolation spent hitting off a “tee-like contraption” and concentrating on the basics, Bay said Thursday he’s hopeful people will get to see the player he knows he can be. “I’m trying to approach (the season) like any other one,” he said. “The first year I came in, I was kind of the new guy and then last year, coming off the concussion, I’m just trying to get back to it, and I did it this offseason. Not really trying to work on anything new. But just trying to do what I’ve always done. That’s the way I’m gonna approach it, regardless of what’s happened in the past.” There’s no question that a lot could be riding on Bay making a significant improvement with the Mets doing very little in the way personnel tweaking this offseason. The Mets have about half of their payroll this year promised to Bay, pitcher Johan Santana and third baseman David Wright. So another year of subpar production could bring about wholesale change. Those aren’t sentiments lost on Bay. “I think everybody knows we have some work to do — no question,” Bay said. “I don’t think anybody (in the clubhouse) thinks any differently. ... Are we the No. 1 favorite for the division? Probably not. But I don’t think it’s out of the realm of truth that we can be pretty good.” Aside from the injuries, another thing that has slowed Bay’s production with the Mets, he said, was tinkering with his batting stance last season.


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DelVal is big hurdle Tiger Woods is eliminated by Nick Watney for WVC wrestlers By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

FOUR TO GO There has only been one wrestler from the Lackawanna League to win four district championships, West Scranton’s Dave Morgan from 2001-04. Delaware Valley’s C.J. Palmer is looking to tie Morgan’s mark and become just the 23rd wrestler in the entire district to accomplish the feat. SHOOTING FOR THREE Jamie Scarantino has quietly had a nice career for Pittston Area. After taking fifth in his first district tournament as a freshman, he has won two championships in row. Now, the 103-pounder is looking for his third straight title. He enters as the top seed in his bracket with a 24-5 record and enters with 103 career wins. He is the only wrestler in the 3A tournament looking to earn the accolade. A REPEAT PERFORMANCE After finishing third in the district his first two years, Crestwood’s Kyle Hankinson claimed his first title in 2011 and placed fourth at regionals. Now, he’s gunning for his second straight D2-3A title. He’s the No. 3 seed at 145 entering with a 22-2 record and 91 career wins. GOING FOR FIRST GOLD The top wrestlers don’t always win district championships. Just as Chad Hoffman.

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The Hazleton Area senior placed eighth at the PIAA Championships last season and is the district’s only returning state medalist in Class 3A. He did all that last year without winning a district title, being a two-time third-place finisher. He may be in line for his first district title this weekend at his home gym. He’s the top seed at 195 with a record of 28-3 and has 102 career wins. Wyoming Valley West’s Kyle Krasavage is in a similar situation as Hoffman. His previous two seasons he placed second, including a trip to states in 2010, and was one win away from states last year. Entering with 90 career wins and a 26-2 mark this season, he is the No. 2 seed at 126. Coughlin’s Brad Emerick (285 pounds), the only unbeaten in Class 3A at 33-0, may have the best chance to win his first district gold. The junior is seeded first in his bracket and no one in his weight has less than five losses. He took third last year. Also placing third last year and being a No. 1 seed this time around is Crestwood’s Bob Gray. A senior, he’s 18-14 this season and sits atop the 113-pound bracket. Second-place finishers from last year looking for their first gold medal are Coughlin’s Billy Poray (113) and Frankie Mahmoud (138) and Crestwood’s Roger Legg (182).

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when he takes the mat today at 132. With a 24-2 record, the Warrior currently has 90 career wins. He could have his hands full with Dallas’ Steven Mingy (22-18) and Meyers’ Jeff Nealon (25-9) also seeded in the bracket. He won golds at 119 the previous two years. A REPEAT PERFORMANCE Winning a district title is an achievement for any wrestler, winning two is twice as nice. Five grapplers are up for that honor this weekend, but only four can win. That’s because Lake-Lehman’s Nick Shelley (21-3) and Dallas’ Bill Dixon (26-5) are both in the 160-pound weight class and both are seniors. Shelley’s teammates Bryan Carter (15-2, 152) and Austin Harry (30-1, 126) are also looking for their second straight. As is Meyers senior Darren Stucker (18-4, 145), who missed out on states last year by one win.

ROOKIE STEPPING STONE Keep an eye on the following freshmen who pulled upsets throughout this season and could pull off a few more and grab a gold medal: Coughlin’s Bobby Hawkins (103); Hazleton Area’s Larry Romanchik (113); Crestwood’s Dan Ritz (126); and Wyoming Valley West’s Cody Cordes (145). The foursome have combined for a 94-30 mark. LOOKING AHEAD The top four placewinners advance to the Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament at Freedom High School in Bethlehem March 2-3.

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upper-hand are Lake-Lehman’s John Tomasura (106) and Jimmy Stuart (113). They are both seeded second in their respective brackets. Hanover Area’s Dominic Vitale, seeded fourth at 138, is also an intriguing candidate entering with a 24-7 record. GAR’s Zac Faust, a 220-pounder, is in a weight with just five wrestlers, but the top seed is Lackawanna Trail’s Eric Laytos, a state champion in 2010. LOOKING AHEAD The top three placewinners from the Class 2A tournament advance to the Northeast Regional Tournament, which will be held March 2-3 at Williamsport High School.

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It might take a group effort by all seven Wyoming Valley Conference Class 3A teams to knock off Delaware Valley from the top of District 2 at this weekend’s individual tournament at Hazleton Area. The Warriors, who rolled to the district duals title earlier this month and won two meets at the PIAA Championships, are the runaway favorite to claim their first team title in school history this weekend. They enter the tourney with six No. 1 seeds and three No. 2s. No other team has two top seeds and just two other schools have two second seeds. The defending team champion is Pittston Area, which was third in the WVC Division I standings this season. The two teams ahead of the Patriots, Coughlin and Wyoming Valley West, were both blasted by DelVal at district duals. Coughlin is looking for its first team championship since 1995, while a win for the Spartans would be their first since 2002. It won’t be easy for the WVC to stop Delaware Valley, which ran away with the team trophy at last weekend’s Lackawanna League Tournament winning by 127 points over the second-place Abington Heights.

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MARANA, Ariz. — The roar resonated across Dove Mountain from fans packed around the 18th green as Tiger Woods, needing a birdie on the last hole to stay in his match, hit a shot that dropped out of the Arizona sky and landed 5 feet from the hole. That was followed by silence. Woods missed the putt so badly that it never even touched the hole. No one was more surprised than Nick Watney, who removed his cap to shake hands with Woods after a 1-up victory Thursday in the Match Play Championship. It was the third straight time in this fickle event that Woods failed to get out of the second round, and it raised more questions about his ability to make key putts that once seemed so automatic. “I was fighting the blocks all day with my putter,” said Woods, who missed three putts inside 10 feet on the last six holes. “Left-toright putt, I took it slightly shut right there, and I knew it — and blocked it open.” Watney was so sure that Woods would square the match that he already had his yardage book out, checking the hole loca-

McIlroy, the No. 2 seed, made only three birdies but won two straight holes with par to put away Anders Hansen and advance to the third round. He plays Miguel Angel Jimenez, the 48-year-old Spaniard who beat PGA champion Keegan Bradley. • Dustin Johnson, headed for defeat in the opening round until outlasting Jim Furyk in 20 holes, blasted Francesco Molinari early and rolled to a 7-and-5 win. “I was definitely in a better mood,” Johnson said of the short day. Johnson has played two medium-length players in Furyk and Molinari. Next up is another pea shooter, Mark Wilson, who breezed to a win over Robert Rock of England. • Steve Stricker celebrated his 45th birthday in style. Two down on the back nine, he rallied to catch Louis Oosthuizen, then won the match with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that had so much break even Stricker wasn’t sure he could make it. He will play Hunter Mahan, who never trailed in beating Y.E. Yang. • Ernie Els, one day after becoming only the third No. 64 seed to win, had another short day that precedes a long flight home. He lost, 5 and 4, to Peter Hanson of Sweden.


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Reserve Andre Dawkins scored 22 points and freshman Austin Rivers added 20 to lead No. 5 Duke to a 74-66 victory over No. 15 Florida State on Thursday night. The win kept the Blue Devils (24-4, 11-2) tied with No. 7 North Carolina for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference while Florida State (19-8, 10-3) dropped a game behind. Dawkins scored 18 points over the last 11:23 of the first half, going 5 of 7 from 3-point range as Duke took a 39-32 lead. The Blue Devils took the lead for keeps at 17-15 on a layup by Rivers with 10:44 remaining in the half. Ryan Kelly added 13 points and Miles Plumlee had 10 for Duke, which shot 42.3 percent from the field, including 13 of 28 from 3-point range. Michael Snaer had 18 points for the Seminoles, while Bernard James added 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots. Snaer, whose first of two buzzer-beating game-winning 3-pointers this season ended Duke’s 45-game home winning streak 33 days ago, sat out the last 9:49 of the first half after drawing his second personal foul. The Seminoles, who have never won an ACC title, beat Duke and North Carolina last month. But they never got a shot at any last-second heroics Thursday although they got within three points twice, the last at 61-58 with 4:17 left on a three-point play by James. Dawkins scored 12 points in a 3-minute span that sparked a 14-4 run midway through the half that gave the Blue Devils a 26-17 lead. The 6-foot-4 Dawkins hit successive 3s just 24

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Robby Gordon and Michael McDowell earned the two spots up for grabs in the first race, while Joe Nemechek and Dave Blaney each raced their way into the 500 in the second qualifying race. Two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip failed to qualify for the race after wrecking as he tried to return to the track surface after a late pit stop. The accident means it will be the first time since 1972 neither Darrell Waltrip or Michael Waltrip will be in NASCAR’s biggest race of the season. “I just went the wrong way and lost the car,” said a dejected Waltrip. “I feel like I let everybody down. I don’t know what to say. It’s just sad.” The two qualifying races could not have been more different, and both were far calmer than Saturday night’s exhibition Daytona 500. That race was the first display of new rules NASCAR implemented to break up the twocar tandem racing that fans vehemently opposed. But the return of pack racing led to three multi-car accidents and a sling-shot pass at the end of the race that gave Kyle Busch the win over Stewart. The first race on Thursday had one early five-car accident that began when McDowell ran into David Gilliland, who shot directly into Juan Pablo Montoya and Paul Menard. Menard then questioned the style of racing NASCAR has created. “It’s a mess out there,” said Menard, who was also wrecked in the Shootout. “NASCAR is trying to dictate physics. Physics says two cars are going to push and they’re trying to make rule changes to keep us from doing it, so it’s kind of hybrid pack racing and tandem racing. It’s causing a pretty unsafe situation.” On the last lap of the race,

seconds apart a bit later to give the Blue Devils their largest lead of the half, 39-26. Duke led 53-40 6 minutes into the second half. Dawkins finished 6 of 9 and Rivers was 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Florida State was just 4 of 15 from long range, 12 of 12 at the free throw line and shot 39.7 percent overall. Florida State, which had won 10 of its last 11 games, was unbeaten in six previous conference home games while Duke was undefeated in six league road games. Murray St. 80, Tennessee St. 62 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Isaiah Canaan scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half, and No. 14 Murray State routed Tennessee State, avenging the Racers’ lone loss this season. The Racers (27-1, 14-1 Ohio Valley Conference) blew a 13point lead in losing 72-68 on Feb. 9. They used a 14-0 run over the final 2:31 of the first half Thursday with four Racers each hitting a 3-pointer in blowing open a tight game. WOMEN’S ROUNDUP Delaware 71, George Mason 53 NEWARK, Del. — Elena Delle Donne had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 9 Delaware coasted past George Mason to stretch its winning streak to 15. The Blue Hens (25-1, 16-0 Colonial Athletic Association) scored the game’s first six points and never trailed. Delle Donne outscored George Mason 22-21 in the first half and finished 9 for 16 from the field, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc, and went 7 for 8 at the

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foul line. It was a redemptive performance for the 6-foot-5 junior, who tallied a season-low 12 points on 4-for-19 shooting in a 40-39 win over Drexel on Sunday. She did hit the game-winner in that game with 2 seconds left. Arkansas 72, Tennessee 71 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Lyndsay Harris scored 20 points and hit a pair of free throws with 6 seconds left to help Arkansas beat No. 10 Tennessee in overtime. Shekinna Stricklen hit a layup for Tennessee with 48 seconds left to play to cut Arkansas’ lead to 70-69. The Lady Vols got the ball back when Keira Peak lost it out of bounds under the Arkansas basket. Peak fouled Stricklen, who missed both of her free throws with 10 seconds left. Kamiko Williams fouled Harris, who sealed the win for Arkansas (21-6, 10-5 Southeastern Conference). Georgia 87, Mississippi 52 ATHENS, Ga. — Meredith Mitchell scored 20 points and 18th-ranked Georgia pulled away in the second half for a Southeastern Conference victory over Mississippi. Jasmine Hassell added 15 points and Anne Marie Armstrong and Khaalidah Miller had 14 apiece for the Lady Bulldogs (21-7, 10-5), who came

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Results Thursday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (6) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 60 laps, 135.3 rating, $55,725. 2. (2) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 60, 85.8, $40,725. 3. (3) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 60, 80.4, $35,725. 4. (13) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 60, 97.7, $30,725. 5. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 60, 66.9, $28,725. 6. (21) Michael McDowell, Ford, 60, 87.6, $26,325. 7. (12) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 60, 108.6, $25,225. 8. (10) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 60, 90.3, $24,225. 9. (25) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 60, 56.2, $24,200. 10. (16) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 60, 83.6, $24,175. 11. (4) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 60, 101.2, $24,150. 12. (5) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 60, 76.6, $24,125. 13. (11) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 60, 59.3, $24,100. 14. (9) David Ragan, Ford, 60, 53.3, $24,075. 15. (7) Aric Almirola, Ford, 60, 91.8, $24,050. 16. (17) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, accident, 59, 65.7, $24,025. 17. (20) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 59, 92.9, $24,000. 18. (19) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, accident, 51, 59.6, $23,950. 19. (15) David Stremme, Toyota, vibration, 27, 32.1, $23,925. 20. (24) Mike Wallace, Ford, engine, 23, 34.2, $23,900. 21. (18) Terry Labonte, Ford, vibration, 12, 31.7, $23,850. 22. (23) David Gilliland, Ford, accident, 8, 36.3, $23,825. 23. (14) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, accident, 8, 37.1, $23,775. 24. (8) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, accident, 8, 41.8, $23,750. 25. (22) Landon Cassill, Toyota, vibration, 3, 24.9, $23,725. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 159.104 mph. Time of Race: 0 hours, 56 minutes, 34 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.209 seconds. Caution Flags: 3 for 8 laps. Lead Changes: 8 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: C.Edwards 1; T.Stewart 2-3; C.Edwards 4; D.Earnhardt Jr. 5-9; M.Ambrose 10-14; D.Hamlin 15; T.Stewart 16; D.Hamlin 17-42; T.Stewart 43-60. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): D.Hamlin, 2 times for 27 laps; T.Stewart, 3 times for 21 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 time for 5 laps; M.Ambrose, 1 time for 5 laps; C.Edwards, 2 times for 2 laps. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

Results Thursday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (7) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 60 laps, 120 rating, $56,726. 2. (18) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 60, 103.7, $41,713. 3. (6) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 60, 117.6, $36,713. 4. (16) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 60, 97.2, $31,713. 5. (1) Greg Biffle, Ford, 60, 130.9, $29,713. 6. (9) Joey Logano, Toyota, 60, 101, $27,313. 7. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 60, 93.4, $26,213. 8. (3) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 60, 86.6, $25,213. 9. (8) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 60, 75.2, $25,188. 10. (10) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 60, 71.7, $25,163. 11. (5) Mark Martin, Toyota, 60, 67.5, $25,138. 12. (14) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 60, 72.9, $25,113. 13. (4) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 60, 66.3, $25,088. 14. (15) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 59, 62.7, $25,063. 15. (24) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 59, 50.4, $25,038. 16. (19) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 59, 47.4, $25,013. 17. (17) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 59, 51.4, $24,988. 18. (2) Casey Mears, Ford, 59, 48.6, $24,938. 19. (22) Robert Richardson Jr., Toyota, 58, 36, $24,913. 20. (20) Bill Elliott, Toyota, 58, 37.5, $24,888. 21. (13) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 57, 45.3, $24,838. 22. (11) Tony Raines, Ford, vibration, 9, 29.1, $24,813. 23. (21) David Reutimann, Toyota, vibration, 6, 29.9, $24,763. 24. (23) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, engine, 4, 23.5, $24,738. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 194.175 mph. Time of Race: 0 hours, 46 minutes, 23 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.209 seconds. Caution Flags: 0 for 0 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: G.Biffle 1-3; M.Kenseth 4-12; J.Logano 13-17; Ky.Busch 18-22; G.Biffle 23-59; M.Kenseth 60. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): G.Biffle, 2 times for 40 laps; M.Kenseth, 2 times for 10 laps; J.Logano, 1 time for 5 laps; Ky.Busch, 1 time for 5 laps. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

with Stewart trying to hold off Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a race to the checkered flag, Danica Patrick was wrecked as the pack raced down the backstretch. Patrick was hit by Aric Almirola as they raced along the backstretch. The contact sent her car sliding across the track and into an inside retaining wall. Her Chevrolet lifted off its wheels as it hit the SAFER barrier, which noticeably softened the blow. She was not injured and will make her Daytona 500 debut on Sunday. “It happened really quick,” she said. “We were just looking to finish, to be honest, and unfortunately that wasn’t the case. It felt pretty big. I don’t

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know what it looked like.” Stewart, who owns Patrick’s car, said he tried to watch her race from his rearview mirror. “I got to see a replay of it, but I didn’t see how it started,” he said. “The little bit I could see, I thought she did a good job. There wasn’t any doubt in my mind she would do that. It’s hard for her now because she’s trying to gain the confidence of the guys around her that she’s solid and is going to make good decisions. “She’s trying to gain the other drivers’ confidence.” The second race was caution-free and had very little action until the end, when Kenseth passed Biffle for the win. It made it unclear what the Daytona 500 will look like, but Stewart, who is 0 for 13 in this race, said he’s not been holding back during SpeedWeeks and will race hard on Sunday.

into the game tied for third in the league with Arkansas, LSU and South Carolina. Purdue 60, Michigan 49 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Brittany Rayburn scored 15 points to help No. 22 Purdue break a three-game losing streak with a victory over Michigan. Rayburn hit double figures for the 88th time in her career. Chantel Poston added 12 points and Courtney Moses 11 for the Boilermakers (20-8, 10-5 Big Ten). Michigan State 73, Nebraska 53 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Klarissa Bell scored 19 points to pace Michigan State to its third straight victory with a decision over No. 23 Nebraska. Taylor Alton hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points for the Spartans (18-10, 10-5 Big Ten), who shot 52 percent (29 of 56) and went 9 of 18 from long range. Porsche Poole added 13 points and nine assists. Kentucky 53, South Carolina 50 LEXINGTON, Ky. — A’dia Mathies scored 21 points and the No. 13 Kentucky women defeated South Carolina. The win give the Wildcats a 17-0 home record this season, the third time in program history they have gone undefeated at home.

a conference championship, last winning in 2003. Wilkes and coach Jerry Rickrode won the league in 2001. Misericordia joined the Freedom Conference in 2008-09. Both the men’s and women’s programs are looking for their first title. On the men’s side, the Cougars (20-6) have won 11 straight after beating FDU-Florham 76-73 in the semifinals. Wilkes (17-8) topped Eastern 103-98 in overtime. “It’s pretty evenly matched teams. You could probably pick it out of a hat and have just as much luck,” Misericordia coach Trevor Woodruff said. “It’s going to be a grind. It’s going to be two physical teams – tough, interior teams. It’ll probably come down to who makes the few extra jump shots, the few extra free throws one way or the other. “I expect it to be a terrific college basketball game.” The Colonels, meanwhile, are heating up offensively. They shot an impressive 32-of-62 (52 percent) from the floor in 45 minutes against the Eagles on Wednesday. “I thought we did a decent job in the second half, getting into our half-court offense,” Rickrode said after the game. “Now we didn’t get into it late in the game because they kept fouling us, but once we were in it, we moved the ball well – especially around the perimeter – and were able to find some open threes. “We did a good job shooting the ball and knocking down our free throws late.” Though the game happened back in November, Wilkes has the distinction of handing Misericordia its worst loss of the season at 78-50. “We erased that one,” Woodruff said with a smile. “That one (makes) you just throw your hands up. It was over that quick. “I tried to watch (the film) leading into our second game

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Jobless applications steady

Weekly applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged and the four-week average of applications fell to its lowest level in four years last week. The figures add to evidence that show the job market is improving. No states reported significant increases in unemployment applications. For the week ended Feb. 11, Pennsylvania showed the second-largest decline in applications, 3,789, due to fewer layoffs in the construction, retail, scientific and technology services and entertainment industries. State data lags one week behind the national data.

P&G cutting 5,700 jobs

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSON AP Retail Writers

LOCAL STORES ESCAPE CLOSINGS

NEW YORK — Sears said Thursday that it’s unloading some of its profit-busting stores, but the retailer fell short of revealing how it plans to woo shoppers back into its remaining ones. Investors have long speculated the troubled retailer could sell off its massive real estate holdings to generate extra cash. But industry watchers say that will do little to solve Sears’ main problem: Rivals have been able to lure customers away from the chain because of its drab stores and unexciting merchandise. “The image is atrocious. The stores are

No local Sears or Kmart stores are on the expanded list of locations to be closed released Thursday. The additional 15 stores are concentrated in the Midwest and South; none is in Pennsylvania.

Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Inc. said Thursday it plans to cut 5,700 jobs over the next year and a half as part of a cost-cutting plan. The job cuts equal about 10 percent of the company’s non-manufacturing workforce, and are expected to be complete by the end of the fiscal year that ends June 2013. The cuts include 1,600 jobs that P&G announced earlier this month. Other parts of the cost-cutting plan include streamlining operations and cutting costs related to packaging and materials.

Hometown and Outlet stores as well as some hardware stores in a deal expected to raise $400 million to $500 million. In a separate deal, Sears will sell11stores to the real estate company General Growth Properties for $270 million. The company also said it plans to cut inventory by $580 million. Shares soared 19 percent Thursday on the news, despite that the company also reported a $2.4 billion loss for the fourth quarter that was much worse than what Wall Street analysts had expected. Industry watchers weren’t as impressed as Wall Street. They said that Sears’ biggest problem is that the company hasn’t invested in its stores.

old and they’re run down. They don’t look like a nice place to visit,” said Ron Friedman, a partner in the retail and consumer products industry group of accounting firm Marcum LLP in New York. As part of a plan to turn around the company, Sears, based outside of Chicago, said on Thursday that it will spin off its smaller

BUILDING BLOCKS CUTS RIBBON FOR EXPANSION

Oil sands survives test

A European Union committee failed Thursday to reach a definite decision on labeling oil derived from oil sands as worse for climate change than crude oil — a proposal vigorously opposed by officials in Canada, where such oil is produced. Canada had threatened to take the EU to the World Trade Organization if it singled out that type of oil as worse for the environment than others. But the European Commission contends that science justifies its proposal.

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NEW YORK — Pepsi is hoping to win back soda drinkers with a compromise. Some people don’t like the calories in regular soda, but loathe the taste of zero-calorie diet drinks. So the nation’s No. 2 cola company is rolling out “Pepsi Next,” a cola that has about half the calories of regular Pepsi at 60 calories per can. The cola, which is slated to hit store shelves nationally by the end of March, is Pepsi’s biggest product launch in

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ubeen Saeed, center, is surrounded by employees, students and members of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber as she cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of the expanded Building Blocks Learning Center in Plaza 315, Plains Township. Saeed said the larger facility will accommodate more than 100 families and employ eight additional full-time and four additional part-time teachers.

Customers have been leaving TMobile USA, the country’s No. 4 cellphone company, for the last two years. Now that all three of the bigger carriers have the iPhone, that stream has turned into a flood. The company on Thursday said it lost a net 526,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter. Worse, it lost a net 802,000 subscribers on contract-based plans, which are the most lucrative. That’s an unheard-of figure for an industry that was characterized by rapid growth for more than a decade.

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The next building to go up in the CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park will be hard to miss. Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services on Thursday announced construction of a 120,416-square-foot speculative “flex” building, saying it is the first project in the new CenterPoint East Phase IIC section. Because it will be highly visible from I-81 and I-476, there will be more emphasis on the exterior appearance, said Mericle spokesman Jim Cummings. “Nice exterior finishes and high-end glass” will be used both to impress passing drivers and “so that it will be attractive not just to manufacturers and distributors, but to office and medical tenants,” Cummings said. Flex buildings are designed to offer varied amounts of space, accommodating one or many tenants. “Pretty much all the buildings we construct are designed so they can be subdivided,” Cummings said. Occasionally a tenant will want the entire building, but more often “multiple businesses of different types” take smaller spaces. Work is well under way on the new project site, a 22.78-acre parcel located at 501-575 Keystone Ave. in Jenkins Township, a Mericle release stated. Mericle Vice President Bob Besecker estimates the building will house four to eight tenants and more than 100 jobs when fully occupied. The space can be subdivided as small as 12,083 square feet. Besecker said the building will be ready for tenants in late summer. Cummings said Mericle is seeing a lot of interest in spaces from 5,000 to 30,000 square feet. “We just need to stay ahead of demand and have something to show when companies come calling,” he said. The building will be the 20th developed by Mericle in CenterPoint since 2005 and will grow the total square feet constructed in the park to 5.5 million. Close to 3,000 people work in CenterPoint. While declining to provide a figure, Cummings said the occupancy rate in CenterPoint is higher than state or national levels. NATURAL GAS $2.62

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50° 27°

40° 23°

38° 31°

TUESDAY Cloudy

MONDAY Partly sunny

SUNDAY Sunny, gentle winds

SATURDAY Mostly cloudy, windy

WEDNESDAY Rain possible

47° 32°

50° 35°

REGIONAL FORECAST Syracuse 42/28

Today’s high/ Tonight’s low

New York City 54/35 Reading 57/32

Atlantic City 66/39

Yesterday Average Record High Record Low

Heating Degree Days*

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

50/39 39/22 69 in 1985 -2 in 1964 20 701 3675 4533 4419

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

Precipitation

Yesterday Month to date Normal month to date Year to date Normal year to date

Sun and Moon

Sunrise 6:46a 6:45a Moonrise Today 7:38a Tomorrow 8:05a Today Tomorrow

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 62-64. Lows: 35-36. Showers likely today. Showers will end early tonight.

Philadelphia 63/36

Temperatures

The Finger Lakes

Highs: 37-45. Lows: 22-28. Cloudy with a mix of rain and snow today. Cloudy skies and snow showers tonight.

Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 68-72. Lows: 35-42. Showers and a chance of thunderstorms today. Decreasing clouds tonight.

trace 0.35” 1.68” 2.25” 4.05” Sunset 5:48p 5:49p Moonset 8:52p 9:52p

Susquehanna Stage Chg. Fld. Stg Wilkes-Barre 2.80 -0.15 22.0 Towanda 1.76 -0.05 21.0 Lehigh Bethlehem 3.07 0.75 16.0 Delaware Port Jervis 3.06 -0.06 18.0 First

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54/45/.00 63/50/.00 43/19/.00 50/39/.03 77/54/.00 57/52/.00 46/37/.04 81/70/.00 66/48/.00 63/50/.00

Today Tomorrow 26/15/s 59/35/sh 65/39/sh 41/33/sh 37/28/rs 70/34/sh 36/26/sn 39/27/rs 61/38/s 40/22/s 37/27/sn 82/70/pc 61/42/c 42/25/rs 65/49/s 74/52/s 87/69/s 35/24/sn 30/15/sn

30/22/c 56/32/s 48/32/pc 42/27/c 32/23/sn 54/29/s 32/26/pc 32/27/sn 64/42/s 55/26/pc 35/21/sf 82/70/s 59/45/sh 37/26/c 70/42/s 64/51/s 79/67/pc 33/25/pc 29/22/pc

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

67/38

40/22

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54/35

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Highs: 44-54. Lows: 24-30. Cloudy skies with showers likely today. Showers early; otherwise, mostly cloudy tonight.

Poughkeepsie 48/30

30/15 37/27

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Highs: 60-68. Lows: 35-39. Showers likely today. Showers will end early tonight.

Pottsville 51/28

Harrisburg 58/31

39/24

The Poconos

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Towanda 45/28

State College 50/27

49/38

TODAY’S SUMMARY

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Scranton 44/26

THURSDAY Cloudy

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WORLD CITIES

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57/38/s 50/28/s 62/48/c 53/32/s 63/39/w 42/34/s 68/51/pc 79/52/s 35/25/sn 49/36/sh 43/30/s 49/25/pc 58/40/pc 64/51/s 57/44/s 45/34/sh 70/52/pc 76/45/s 48/33/pc

Today Tomorrow 75/46/pc 32/29/sn 35/28/sf 55/49/c 90/75/t 77/49/s 65/45/s 83/72/sh 55/43/pc 44/34/sh

74/44/pc 32/13/sn 32/20/c 57/50/c 92/74/s 82/53/pc 65/44/pc 82/72/sh 53/43/sh 37/33/c

Area rainfall amounts this morning range from 3 to 6 tenths of an inch with more showers on the way for this afternoon. Later in the day, the wind will shift to the west and strengthen up to 30 m.p.h. Under partial clearing tonight, temperatures will drop to near freezing, then strong, gusty winds will continue through the day tomorrow. Snow showers will develop during the day then diminish Saturday night. Sunday will feature sunshine and light winds. For most of next week, temperatures will trend back above normal with odds favoring more rain at midweek. - Tom Clark

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NOTICE TO THE TAXPAYERS AND RESIDENTS OF WYOMING AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, LUZERNE AND WYOMING COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of School Directors of Wyoming Area School District, Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, Pennsylvania (the "School District"), proposes to adopt at a meeting of the Board of School Directors that is to be held not more than thirty (30) days nor less than three (3) days from the date of advertisement of this Notice a resolution (the "Resolution") authorizing, among other things, the incurrence of nonelectoral indebtedness of the School District to be evidenced by certain bonds of the School District (the “Bonds”). The caption and summary of the Resolution to be considered by the Board of School Directors of the School District at such meeting is as follows: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS OF WYOMING AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, LUZERNE AND WYOMING COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA, SETTING FORTH ITS INTENT TO ISSUE A SERIES OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES OF 2012, OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,550,000) PURSUANT TO THE ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT DEBT ACT, 53 PA.C.S., CHAPTERS 80-82, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED (THE "ACT"); FINDING THAT A PRIVATE SALE BY NEGOTIATION IS IN THE BEST FINANCIAL INTERESTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT; DETERMINING THAT SUCH BONDS SHALL EVIDENCE NONELECTORAL DEBT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT; SPECIFYING THAT SUCH INDEBTEDNESS IS TO BE INCURRED TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR A CERTAIN PROJECT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING: (1) CURRENTLY REFUNDING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S OUTSTANDING GENERAL OBLIGATION NOTE, SERIES OF 2005; AND (2) PAYING THE COSTS AND EXPENSES OF ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS; SETTING FORTH THE REASONABLE ESTIMATED USEFUL LIVES OF THE CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT ARE TO BE REFINANCED BY THE BONDS; ACCEPTING A PROPOSAL FOR THE PURCHASE OF SUCH BONDS AT PRIVATE SALE BY NEGOTIATION; PROVIDING THAT SUCH BONDS, WHEN ISSUED, SHALL CONSTITUTE A GENERAL OBLIGATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT; FIXING THE DENOMINATIONS, DATED DATE, INTEREST PAYMENT DATES, MATURITY DATES, INTEREST RATES AND REDEMPTION PROVISIONS (IF APPLICABLE) AND PLACE OF PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SUCH BONDS; AUTHORIZING SPECIFIED OFFICERS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CONTRACT WITH THE PAYING AGENT FOR ITS SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE BONDS; SETTING FORTH THE SUBSTANTIAL FORM OF THE BONDS EVIDENCING THE DEBT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND ATTESTATION OF SUCH BONDS; PROVIDING COVENANTS RELATED TO DEBT SERVICE APPLICABLE TO SUCH BONDS TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY THE ACT AND PLEDGING THE FULL FAITH, CREDIT AND TAXING POWER OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SUPPORT THEREOF; CREATING A SINKING FUND IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH BONDS, TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY THE ACT; DESIGNATING THE PAYING AGENT TO BE THE SINKING FUND DEPOSITARY; PROVIDING A COVENANT TO INSURE PROMPT AND FULL PAYMENT FOR SUCH BONDS WHEN DUE; SETTING FORTH REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF ONE OR MORE INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS BY SPECIFIED OFFICERS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT (IF APPLICABLE) AND THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN U.S. TREASURY OBLIGATIONS OR ANY OTHER SECURITIES OR INVESTMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE INVESTMENT OF PROCEEDS OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING SPECIFIED OFFICERS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DO, TO TAKE AND TO PERFORM CERTAIN SPECIFIED, REQUIRED, NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE ACTS TO EFFECT THE ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PREPARATION OF A DEBT STATEMENT AND BORROWING BASE CERTIFICATE, AND THE FILING OF SPECIFIED DOCUMENTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ALL AS REQUIRED BY THE ACT; DECLARING THAT THE DEBT TO BE EVIDENCED BY SUCH BONDS, TOGETHER WITH ALL OTHER INDEBTEDNESS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WILL NOT BE IN EXCESS OF ANY APPLICABLE LIMITATION IMPOSED BY THE ACT; AUTHORIZING PROPER OFFICERS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DELIVER THE BONDS UPON THE APPROVAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; SETTING FORTH CERTAIN COVENANTS PRECLUDING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM TAKING ACTIONS WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE BONDS TO BECOME "ARBITRAGE BONDS" OR "PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS," AS THOSE TERMS ARE USED IN THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED (THE "CODE"), AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER; DESIGNATING THE BONDS AS "QUALIFIED TAX-EXEMPT OBLIGATIONS" UNDER SECTION 265(B) OF THE CODE; AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF BOND INSURANCE (IF APPLICABLE) AND SETTING FORTH THE PROVISIONS, IF ANY, REQUIRED TO BE INCLUDED BY THE BOND INSURER; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTINUING DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE AND COVENANTING TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS THEREOF; APPROVING THE FORM OF AND RATIFYING THE PREPARATION, USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF A PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY THE PURCHASER IN CONNECTION WITH THE MARKETING OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING WHEN THIS RESOLUTION SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE PREPARATION, EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF ALL OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND THE TAKING OF ALL OTHER REQUIRED ACTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEALING OF ALL RESOLUTIONS OR PARTS OF RESOLUTIONS INSOFAR AS THE SAME SHALL BE INCONSISTENT HEREWITH. A copy of the full proposed text of the Resolution described above, which includes a copy of the substantial form of the Bonds evidencing the nonelectoral indebtedness to be incurred by the School District, may be examined by any citizen at the office of the Secretary of the School District located at 20 Memorial Street, Exeter, Pennsylvania 18643, on any regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., prevailing time. The Resolution currently on file will be completed by insertion of certain information and will be amended prior to adoption by the Board of School Directors to reflect the details of the proposal for the purchase of such indebtedness (the "Purchase Proposal") presented to the Board of School Directors of the School District at such meeting by the Purchaser of the Bonds (the "Purchaser"). 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LEGAL NOTICE Beginning in March of “2012”, the Board of Supervisors will begin with a redesigning of the way their bi-monthly Supervisors Meetings are held. Meeting dates will remain the same – the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30P.M. at the Municipal Building. The first Meeting of the month is going to become a work session for the Board, where issues requiring official action will be discussed and considered without any intention of taking official Board action or having a formal Board Meeting. It will be open to the Public. However, questions or comments may only be made on the items being discussed. The second scheduled Meeting of the month will be a formal Board Meeting, where the Board will take action, if needed, on anything that was discussed at the work session. Nancy Y. Balutis Secretary-Treasurer LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Dallas Borough Council will accept Sealed Bid Proposals at the Dallas Borough Municipal Building, 25 Main Street, Dallas, PA 18612 for the rental of a quantity of approximately twenty (20), forty (40) yard roll off trash containers for the Borough’s annual Spring Clean Up planned for May 7 to May 12, 2012 All bids shall be clearly marked “Spring Clean up Proposal”. A certified check or bid bond in the amount of ten (10%) percent of the bid and proper proof of insurance must accompany the bid. Bid packages can be obtained by contacting the Dallas Borough Administration Office. Bids must be received no later than 4:00 PM Friday, March 16, 2012 and all sealed bids will be opened and read aloud at the Borough Council Work Session meeting to be held at 7:00 PM Monday, March 19, 2012 in Council Chambers. Dallas Borough Council reserves the right the accept or reject any and all bids and to waive technical irregularities in any bid. Contact the Dallas Borough Manager at (570) 675-1389 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with any questions pertaining to this notice or the bid specifications. Tracey M. Carr Dallas Borough Manager

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150 Special Notices

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LEO’S AUTO SALES 92 Butler St

ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been issued by the Register of Wills Office in and for Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, on October 26, 2011, in the Estate of Florence G. Delmonico, de-ceased, late of Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, who died on March 14, 2009. All those having claims or who are indebted to said Estate are to make the same known to Michele Delmonico, c/o Thomas M. Marsilio, Esquire, to the address below. Thomas M. Marsilio, Esquire MARSILIO LAW OFFICES 15 Darling Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-2510 (570) 824-9949

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Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! ESTATE NOTICE Estate of DOLORES M. PAZUHANICH, late of the City of WilkesBarre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, deceased. The said Dolores M. Pazuhanich died on December 31, 2011. LETTERS TESTAMENTARY in the above named Estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to the Estate are requested to make immediate payment and those having claims are directed to present the same without delay to the undersigned or their attorney within four months from the date hereof and to file with the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County, Orphans’ Court Division, a particular statement of claim, duly verified by an affidavit setting forth an address within the county where notice may be given to claimant. Mark Pazuhanich, Executor 502 Resica Falls Rd. East Stroudsburg, PA 18302 ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE OF ROBERT S. NAPLES, SR. a/k/a BOB NAPLES, deceased, late of the Borough of Wyoming, PA (died December 24, 2011). Letters Testamentary having been granted, all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent shall make them known and present them, and all persons indebted to the decedent shall make payment thereof to Donna Ulrich or to Raymond W. Ferrario, Attorney for the Estate, Suite 528, Scranton Life Building, 538 Spruce Street, Scranton, PA 18503-1816. RAYMOND W. FERRARIO, P.C.

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Travel

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Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-825-8253

‘01 PONTIAC SUNFIRE GT

2 door, 4 cyl., auto, sunroof, rear spoiler $2,350

‘00 HYUNDAI ELANTRA WAGON

4 cyl ,auto, $1,950 Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER

GMC ‘99 YUKON

4 WD, 115,600 mi. runs 100%, fully loaded. Vehicle comes complete w/power wheel chair lift in rear. $3400 OBO 570-299-5920

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AUDI `01 A6 QUATTRO

123,000 miles, 4.2 liter V8, 300hp, silver with black leather,heated steering wheel, new run flat tires, 17” rims, 22 mpg, German mechanic owned. $6,495. OBO. 570-822-6785

AUDI `04 A6 QUATTRO

3.0 V6. Silver. New tires & brakes. 130k highway miles. Leather interior. Heated Seats. $7,500 or best offer. 570-905-5544

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AUDI `05 A4 1.8T

Cabriolet Convertible S-Line. 52K miles. Auto. All options. Silver. Leather interior. New tires. Must sell. $17,500 or best offer 570-954-6060

BEN’S AUTO SALES RT 309 W-B Twp. Near Wegman’s 570-822-7359

09 ESCAPE XLT $11,495 10 Suzuki sx4 $11,995 09Journey SE $12,495 07 RANGER 4CYL $6,995 04 XL7 4X4 $8,995 10 FUSION SEL $13,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

BMW `01 X5

406

ATVs/Dune Buggies

HONDA`09 REKON

TRX 250CC/Electric shift. Like New. REDUCED $3,650. (570) 814-2554

POLARIS`03 330 MAGNUM Shaft ride system.

True 4x4. Mossy oak camo. Cover included. $3,000 negotiable. Call 570-477-3129

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Autos under $5000

CHEVY ‘00

Cavalier Z24 Black 2 door, 134,000 miles. Runs great, has new water pump. Needs tires & A/C switch. Asking $1500 570-233-2117

DODGE `02 NEON

SXT. 4 door. Automatic. Yellow with black interior. Power windows & locks. FWD. $3,500. Call 570-709-5677 or 570-819-3140

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Octagon Family Restaurant

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651

570-779-2288

FEATURED FEATURED LENTEN MENU ITEMS

Potato & Cabbage Pagach Haluski Fresh & Fried Shrimp Fried Cod Homemade Pierogies

Home of the Original ‘O-Bar’ Pizza

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

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BMW `99 M3

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

BMW ‘98 740 IL

White with beige leather interior. New tires, sunroof, heated seats. 5 cd player 106,000 miles. Excellent condition. $5,300. OBO 570-451-3259 570-604-0053

CADILLAC `05 SRX All wheel drive,

traction control, 3.6 L V-6, power sunroof, autostick, leather interior, auto car starter, factory installed 6 CD disc changer, all power, memory seat. 39,000 miles. $21,000 570-453-2771

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CADILLAC ‘00 DTS Tan, satellite

radio, leather, moon roof, loaded excellent condition. 136k miles. $4,995.

570-814-2809

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

CHEVROLET `04 CORVETTE COUPE Torch red with

black and red interior. 9,700 miles, auto, HUD, removable glass roof, polished wheels, memory package, Bose stereo and twilight lighting, factory body moldings, traction control, ABS, Garage kept - Like New. $25,900 (570) 609-5282

CHEVROLET `08 IMPALA Excellent condition, new tires, 4 door, all power, 34,000 miles. $13,500. 570-836-1673

BMW `04 325i

Automatic. Dark blue with black interior. Showroom condition. 20,000 original miles. Garage kept. $14,900 (570) 814-8106

Power everything, air, am/fm cd, excellent condition. $6000 570-654-4901

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250 General Auction

CHEVY ‘04 IMPALA

AUCTION

Sunday February 25th @ 5:00pm Route 924 Sheppton Pa (868 Center St.)

Solid cherry Harden dining room set; 11 like new jewelry display cases; 3 living room sets; conference table; kitchen sets; pine bedroom set; leather recliner; oil paintings; lots of glassware; collectables; kitchen gadgets; pair of ornate side chairs; oak Hoosier with jars; large curio; diecast toys; Hess trucks; cast iron; starting outside with lots of flats & boxlots of sports cards, Nascar, glassware & collectables. Partial listing AU1839-l

J & J AUCTION 570-384-4041 Note. Check web site jandjauction.net for pictures and listing.

PUBLIC AUCTION

Saturday, March 3, 2012 10:00 AM Stan’s USED Restaurant Equipment 1313 Meylert Ave., Scranton, PA

OVER 1,000 ITEMS Electric lift, Desk lift, Rolalift, racks, stools, restaurant equipment, slicers, coolers, metal tables, wooded table, much more............ LAG AUCTION SERVICES (570) 883-1276 or www.lagauctions.com Lic.# AU002629L BUYER’S PREMIUM


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CHEVROLET ‘06 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

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

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YOMING VALLEY

197 West End Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706

825-7577

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SAVE ON THESE GREAT PRE-OWNED VEHICLES!

Cars

Chevy Cobalt 61K...................$7,495 Chevy Aveo 84K .....................$6,950 Mitsubishi Lancer 75K ...$6,495 Nissan Altima ......................$6,450 Dodge Stratus .....................$5,995 Hyundai Elantra ................$5,995 Saturn Ion.................................$5,895 VW Jetta ....................................$5,495 Chevy Malibu ........................$5,450 Suzuki Forenza 86K ...........$5,275 Mitsubishi Eclipse ..........$4,695 Buick Regal 86K ....................$4,550 Pontiac Sunfire Moonroof..$4,250 Nissan Sentra ......................$3,895 Ford Escort .............................$2,450

4x4’s & Vans

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09, 10 & 11 CHEVY AVEOS

09 CADILLAC CTS

Miles as low as 10,000

All Wheel Drive, Sunroof, 38K Miles

$29995

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2005 CHEVY EQUINOX

PRICE REDUCED!

01 Ford Windstar LX .............$4,495 MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM

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PER MONTH

Hyundai Sonata Pacific Blue Pearl, 11,332 Miles $23,495 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Silver, 46,05 Miles $15,495 Ford Focus SE 25,000 Miles $14995 Chevrolet Equinox LS Cardinal Red Metallic $18,995 Chevrolet Aveo LT Sport Red, 12,895 Miles $13,995 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71 LT Black, 1 REDUCED Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Loaded, 30K Miles $29995 Cadillac CTS4 3.6L DI Black Raven, 37,743 Miles $29,795 Chevrolet Aveo Aveo5 LT Sport Red, 19,117 Miles $13,995 Chevrolet Equinox LT Navy Blue Metallic 44,407 Miles $20,995 Chevrolet Impala LT White, 59,560 Miles REDUCED Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Granite Metallic 45,872 Miles $32,990 Ford Focus SES Ebony Clearcoat, 30,008 Miles $13,495 Kia Spectra EX Bright Silver $10,995 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Loaded Black Z-71 $19995 Chevrolet Impala LS White, 54,694 Miles $13,995 Chevrolet Malibu Classic LS Dark Gray, 47,352 Miles $12,995 Chevrolet Uplander LS Red Metallic, 56,776 Miles $13,995 Chevrolet Impala LT White $14,995 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck White 48,697 Miles $17,995

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Shenandoah

649 GOLD STAR HWY SHENANDOAH PA

www.rinaldicars.com

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JER-D ON’S

S A NS S O UC I A UT O M A RT (Sans Souci P kw y N ext to N im rod H aven)

924 61

H anover Tw p., P A 18706

81

270-3434

*Offers not in conjunction. Sales tax & tags not included. Must qualify for all available rebates, including $1000 Customer Loyalty rebate. Price Reflects $3500 Cash or Trade equity applied. * Excludes internet and market based prices. **$249 per month for 39 month lease, $2000 customer cash, residual value $12495, 12K miles per year. ***$199 mo for first three payments, regular payments for remainder of loan depending upon customer creditworthiness. Maximum dealer participation $1000 first 3 payments. Can not be combined with any other offer. †Up to total of $2000. Sale Ends 2-29-12

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2012 GMC TERRAIN ALL WHEEL DRIVE

#312028

UP TO 34 MPG HWY

SALE:

FORD `08 ESCAPE

XLT. 56,800 miles. Grey metallic with grey cloth interior. 2WD. Auto. Power windows & locks. Dual air bags. A/C. Alloy Wheels. Excellent condition. $14,500 Trades Welcome 570-328-5497

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CHEVY ‘09 IMPALA

LTZ, Grey, leather, heated seats, sunroof. Bluetooth, AM/FM, CD, Bose speakers. 35,000 miles. 18 mo. warranty remaining. $17,000 OBO After 4pm call 570-430-3041

2011 CHEVY

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LAREDO 46K Miles

Auto Parts

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NEW CHEVY SILVERADOS

2006 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE

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LIST

$28,999*OR $299 LEASE IT

39 Month Lease, 12K Miles Per Year, $2700 Due at Lease signing + Tax & Tags. Includes All Rebates.

2012 GMC ACADIA SL ALL WHEEL DRIVE

2012 GMC SIERRA 1500 W/T 4X4 $28,480 $781 BERGER DISCOUNT $2,000 GMC REBATE $1,000 TRADE ASSISTANCE $1,000 GM LOYALTY

SALE:

LIST

#312066

$23,699*

UP TO 27 MPG HWY

$35,990 $1,291 BERGER DISCOUNT $1,500 GMC REBATE $500 GMC BONUS $500 GM LOYALTY

SALE:

$32,199*

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*Loyalty - You must own or trade a 99 or newer GM Product Vehicle. **Trade Assistance must trade a 99 or newer car or truck.

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2012 BUICK REGAL

2012 BUICK LACROSSE PREMIUM I GROUP INMADE THE

UP TO 37 MPG HWY SALE:

UP TO 32 MPG HWY

$26,999 $249 *OR

LEASE IT

#712012 39 Month Lease, 12K Miles Per Year, $1850 Due at Lease signing + Tax & Tags. Price Includes Loyalty Rebate.

USA

#712018, LEATHER HEATED SEATS, 3.6L V-6, CHROME WHEELS

SALE:

$31,999

*

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2012 BUICK VERANO

3

IN STOCK

UP TO 34 MPG HWY

SALE:

$23,470

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CHEVY ‘09 COBALT LS

HONDA ‘03 ACCORD EX

343-1959

1009 Penn Ave Scranton 18509 Across from Scranton Prep

1 Owner, Cd & Cruise, PW, PL $10,590

Leather, moonroof $10,750

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09 4 door, alloys, seafoam blue. 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 07 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, navy blue, auto, alloys 06 VW PASSAT 3.6 silver, black leather, sunroof, 66k miles 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER, mint green, V6, alloys 06 DODGE STRATUS SXT, red 05 VW NEW JETTA gray, auto, 4 cyl 04 NISSAN MAXIMA LS silver, auto, sunroof 03 DODGE STRATUS SE Red 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 99 CHEVY CONCORDE Gold 98 MAZDA MILLENIA green

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grey, 6 cyl., AWD 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 BUICK RANIER CXL burgundy & grey, leather, sunroof, AWD 06 PONTIAC TURRANT black/black leather, sunroof, AWD 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4 dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 05 FORD ESCAPE XLT Silver V6, 4x4 05 HYUNDAI SANTAFE silver, V6, AWD 05 FORD EXPLORER XLT blue, 3rd seat, 4x4 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD

4X4 Black/black leather, sunroof 04 FORD FREESTAR, blue, 4 door, 7 passenger mini van 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, black, black leather, 3rd seat, AWD 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 FORD WINDSTAR LX green 4 door, 7 pax mini van 02 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS white, auto 4x4 02 FORD F150 XLT Reg. Cab Truck, red, 6 cyl. auto, 4x4 02 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, Sage, sun roof, autop, 4x4 02 CHEVY 2500 HD reg. cab. pickup truck, green, auto, 4x4 01 CHEVY BLAZER black, 4 door 01 FORD RANGER XLT X-CAB, red, auto,V6, 4x4 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT black & brown, brown leather 4x4 99 ISUZI VEHIACROSS black, auto, 2 door AWD 98 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO SE, silver, V6, 4x4 96 CHEVY BLAZER, black 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK

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

CHRYSLER ‘04 SEBRING CONVERTIBLE

Silver, 2nd owner clean title. Very clean inside & outside. Auto, Power mirrors, windows. CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. 69,000 miles. $5500. 570-991-5558

CROSSROAD MOTORS 570-825-7988

700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 3950 miles. Factory Warranty. New Condition. $17,599 ‘10 Dodge Nitro SE 21k alloys, cruise, tint, factory warranty $18,799 ‘10 DODGE CARAVAN SXT 32K. SilverBlack. Power slides. Factory warranty. $16,699 ‘09 J EEP L IBERY LIMITED Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,399 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $11,599 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. Factory Warranty. $11,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed. AWD. Factory warranty. $12,699 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,199 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner. Just traded. 65K. $12,799 ‘06 FORD FREESTAR Rear air, 62k $8099 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,599 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

DODGE ‘07 CALIBER

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

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

EAGLE `95 TALON

Only 97,000 Miles. Full custom body kit, dark green metallic with gray interior. Dual exhaust, 4 coil over adjustable struts. All new brakes, air intake kit, strut brakes, custom seats, custom white gauges, 2 pillar gauges, new stereo, alarm, custom side view mirrors. 4 cylinder automatic, runs excellent. $8,500. Call 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 (evenings)

FORD `95 TAURUS

99K, V-6, runs good, new brakes. Good tires, all power. $1,700 570-714-5386

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

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

HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S

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

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HONDA ‘05 CIVIC COUPE 4 cylinder, auto

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

HONDA ‘08 ACCORD 4 door, EXL with

navigation system. 4 cyl, silver w/ black interior. Satellite radio, 6CD changer, heated leather seats, high, highway miles. Well maintained. Monthly service record available. Call Bob. 570-479-0195

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412 Autos for Sale

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TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT 112K miles. Blue, 5

601 Green Ridge St, Scranton

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FORD ‘04 EXPEDITION 4 door, black with tan leather, loaded with options, 144k miles. $7899 FORD ‘04 Taurus 4 door, white with gray interior, loaded, 145k miles $4500 DODGE ‘00 1500 V8 magnum, black, runs great $3995 LINCOLN ‘00 Towncar, 4 door, leather interior, 117k miles $3995 CADILLAC ‘99 50th Gold Anniversary Sedan Deville. Red with tan leather, loaded. $3995 MERCURY ‘96 GRAND MARQUIS 4 door, gold with tan cloth intertior, only 50k miles. Loaded. Must See! $4200

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MERCEDESwith `92 500gray SEL White

leather interior, 17” custom chrome wheels, 4 new tires, new breaks front & rear. Full tune-up, oil change & filters done. Body and interior are perfect. Car has all the options. 133,850 miles. Original price: $140,000 new. This is the diplomat version. No rust or dings on this car Garage kept. Sell for $9,500. Call: 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 Evenings

NISSAN ‘07 SENTRA SE One Owner Bluetooth - Smart Key $10,900

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

HYUNDAI ‘11 SONATA GLS, 1 Owner, only 11k miles $18,800

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

PORSCHE `01 BOXSTER S Biarritz white, convertible,new $58,000, 3.2 liter, 6 cylinder, 250HP. Loaded with all the extra options. Less than 15,000 miles. $21,000 570-586-0401

SAAB 9.3 ‘99

5 speed convertible. 130,000 miles Runs excellent, everything works, 25 mpg. Like new, recently inspected, new tires. Dependable, fun & economical transportation. $3,250. 570-639-1121 or 570-430-1095

SAAB 900`98 Low mileage, 25

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

JAGUAR `00 S TYPE

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

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LEXUS `98 LS 400

Excellent condition, garage kept, 1 owner. Must see. Low mileage, 90K. Leather interior. All power. GPS navigation, moon roof, cd changer. Loaded. $9,000 or best offer. 570-706-6156

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

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mpg, 5 speed convertible. Perfect shape, everything works. New stereo, recent inspection, good tires. Very dependable, no rust FUN IN THE SUN! $3,950 570-639-1121 or 570-430-1095

SATURN ‘07 ION2

Newly inspected, good condition. Dealer price $7500. Asking $5500. 570-574-6880

SCION `06 XA

67,000 miles, power windows & locks, great gas mileage. $8,200/OBO 570-606-5634

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SUBARU ‘10 IMPREZA OUTBACK SPORT

33,000 miles, new inspection & tires. 5 speed wagon. Balance of 6 year, 100,000 mile warranty and tire and wheel insurance. $19,000 OBO 570-814-9400

TOYOTA ‘00 SOLARA SE SUPER CLEAN All power, new

tires, new back brakes. 125,000 miles. $6,400 negotiable. 570-417-8353

TOYOTA ‘02 CAMRY SE 1 Owner, only 38k miles $10,920

570-301-3602

MAZDA ‘02 626LX

Sedan, auto, power windows & locks, CD, 4 cylinder. 122,000 miles. Good on gas. $3,000. 570-472-2634

PONTIAC `96 FIREBIRD 105,000 miles,

auto-matic,, black with grey interior, new inspection. $4,000, OBO. 570-706-6565

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

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

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

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

VOLKSWAGEN `04 Beetle - Convertible

GREAT ON GAS! Blue. AM/FM cassette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Newly Reduced $14,000 570-479-7664 Leave Message

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VOLKSWAGEN `09 BEETLE Excellent condition,

20,000 miles, all power, sun roof, kayak and bike rack included. $14,900. 570-864-2300

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CADILLAC `77 COUPE

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

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Motorcycles

BMW 2010 K1300S

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

$15,000 FIRM.

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HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL

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

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP 4 CYLINDER Very Good Condition! $5,500. 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

Chrysler ‘68 New Yorker

Sedan. 440 Engine. Power Steering & brakes. 34,500 original miles. Always garaged. Reduced to $5995 Firm. 883-4443

DESOTO CUSTOM ‘49 4 DOOR SEDAN

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 ‘05 SCREAMING EAGLE V-ROD Orange & Black.

Used as a show bike. Never abused. 480 miles. Excellent condition. Asking $13,500 or best offer. 570-876-4034

alarm with extras. $10,500. or best offer. Tony 570-237-1631

HARLEY DAVIDSON

‘08 FLHTCU. Ultra classic, mint condition. white & black pearls. 6,500 miles. Reduced to $17,500 Call Bill 570-262-7627

HYOSUNG `04 COMET YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

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

FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

1,000 miles documented #380 Highly collectable. $28,500 570-472-1854

MAZDA `88 RX-7

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

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Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUS BARGAIN!!

AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 22,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New inspection. Like new, inside & out. $13,000. (570) 540-0975 Buick `06 Rainier CXL BURGUNDY & GREY, LEATHER SUNROOF, AWD

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CHEVY `00 SILVERADO

CHEVY ‘08 3500 HD DUMP TRUCK 2WD, automatic.

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $19,000. 570-288-4322

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FORD ‘02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

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

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FORD ‘06 ESCAPE XLT

4x4. Sunroof. Like new. $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

CHEVY ‘03 SILVERADO

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

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CHEVY ‘05 SILVERADO

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

CHEVY ‘10 EQUINOX LT

Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $17,900

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

CHEVY’ 99 ASTRO AWD. 98,000

miles, rear heat and air, loaded. Michelin tires, garage kept, excellent condition. $5000 OBO 570-822-4580 570-332-4643

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FORD ‘08 ESCAPE XLT

Leather, alloys & moonroof $17,800 PW & PL $17,490

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CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

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

CHRYSLER ‘02 TOWN & COUNTRY V6. Like new!

$4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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4.0-ATM, 4WD, 128,000 miles, full power, minor body & mechanical work needed for state inspection. Recent radiator & battery. $2,500. OBO. 570-239-8376

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JEEP ‘07

Grand Cherokee 1 owner, alloys, PW & PL $17,490

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

KIA ‘10 SOUL

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MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER

AWD. Third row seating. Economical 6 cylinder automatic. Fully loaded with all available options. 93k pampered miles. Garage kept. Safety / emissions inspected and ready to go. Sale priced at $8,995. Trade-ins accepted. Tag & title processing available with purchase. Call Fran for an appointment to see this outstanding SUV. 570-466-2771 Scranton

Sunroof Leather Excellent condition!. 116,000 Miles $7200. 570-814-8793

Too many options to list. Runs & looks excellent. $10,995 570-655-6132 or 570-466-8824

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER Red, XLT, Original

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

der. $8,995 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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JEEP ‘97 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER FORD ‘02 ESCAPE 4WD V6 ARMADA Automatic Excellent condition.

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

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AWD. 1 owner. $16,900

1 owner, moonroof, alloys $15,990

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

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HONDA ‘09 CRV LX

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

TOYOTA ‘07 YARIS

CHEVY `10 SILVERADO

4 Door Crew Cab LTZ. 4 wheel drive. Excellent condition, low mileage. $35,500. Call 570-655-2689

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JEEP ‘04 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4x4. Auto. 6 cylin1500. 4x4. 8’ box. Auto. A/C. 121K miles. $5,995. 570-332-1121

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Cadillac `07 Escalade, pearl white, black leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 (570) 343-1959

250. 157 Miles. Excellent Condition. $1,200. Call 570-256-7760

To place your ad call...829-7130 3 on the tree with fluid drive. This All American Classic Icon runs like a top at 55MPH. Kin to Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Imperial Desoto, built in the American Midwest, after WWII, in a plant that once produced B29 Bombers. In it’s original antiquity condition, with original shop & parts manuals, she’s beautifully detailed and ready for auction in Sin City. Spent her entire life in Arizona and New Mexico, never saw a day of rain or rust. Only $19,995. To test drive, by appointment only, Contact Tony at 570-899-2121 or penntech84th@ gmail.com

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HARLEY DAVIDSON `03

100th Anniversary Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $18,000. OBO 570-706-6156

DAVIDSON ‘05 CHEVROLET `’57 HARLEY V-ROD VRSCA Blue pearl, excellent condition, BEL AIR 3,100 miles, factory 2 door, hardtop, im-

maculate, full restoration, white with red interior $48,500 570-237-0968

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Accounting/ Finance

ACCOUNTING / FINANCE MANAGER Hazleton Area

School District is seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual, able to work independently as well as part of a Business Office team. This position will be full-time (12 month). The Accounting/ Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the accounting, payroll, debt management, federal financial reporting, monitoring financial accounting of all funds, including construction projects. Strong management and communication skills are required. This position will be a part of the Business Office located within the district Administration building. A Bachelor degree in Accounting and a C.P.A. are required with a minimum of five (5) years experience in school district business and knowledge of Annual Financial Reporting. A strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, is a must, in addition but not limited to, accounting software packages and computerized reporting. Act 24, 34, 114 and 151 clearances are required. Starting salary will be $75,000. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Mr. Anthony Ryba, Secretary / Business Manager, HASD Administration Building, 1515 West 23rd Street, Hazleton, PA, 18202-1647, no later than Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. For additional information reference our website at http:// www.hasdk12.org/ postings. Hazleton Area School District Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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SUMMER LABORERS Part-time, summer

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The Northwest Area SD is accepting applications for the following positions: PART-TIME CAFETERIA (4 HOURS/DAY) PART-TIME CAFETERIA (3.5 HOURS/DAY) Deadline: Until Filled Salary: As per terms of current Collective Bargaining Agreement Please submit a cover letter of interest, resume, and clearances, to the attention of: Dr. Ron Grevera, Superintendent, Northwest Area School District 243 Thorne Hill Road, Shickshinny, PA 18655. E.O.E.

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Logistics/ Transportation

Growing HVAC Firm Seeks

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 www.energyt.com

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IT/Software Development

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Janitorial/ Cleaning

CLEANING POSITIONS Immediate openings

Wilkes-Barre/ Kingston area. $10/ hour-$11/hour after 90 day probation. Shifts available from 3pm to 12am Part time or full time Call 570-970-7420 & leave a message.

HOUSEKEEPER Flexible schedule.

Experience required. Please send resume & 3 references to: 275 Memorial Hwy PO Box 301 Dallas, PA 18612

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Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVER NEEDED Independent Contractor

Excellent pay with a growing company. Call 570-820-0414

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 transportation.com or emailed to jmantik@cds transportation.com or you can apply in person at CDS Transportation Jerilyn Mantik One Passan Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-654-6738

Lowboy Driver CDL Required

Opening for Lowboy Driver-CDL Required. Must have good driving record. We offer Top Wages and Benefits Package. Apply in person & ask for Paul or Mike. FALZONE TOWING SERVICE, INC. 271 N. SHERMAN ST., WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702 570-823-2100

TRACTOR-TRAILER DRIVERS Home 48 hours EVERY Week

Hiring company drivers and Owner-Operators to run out of Hazleton Pa. Home 48 hours weekly, run NY to NC. Pickup & delivery, drop & hook, and terminal-to-terminal runs. Full company benefit package. Company $1,250 gross weekly, Owner-operator $2,350+ after fuel take home weekly. HOUFF TRANSFER is well known for outstanding customer service, safety, and reliability. Requires 5+ years experience, Hazmat, safe driving record. OwnerOperator equipment less than 5 years old. Info Ed Miller @ 877-234-9233 or 540-234-9233. Apply www.houff.com

NOW HIRING: CLASS A OTR COMPANY DRIVERS Van Hoekelen Greenhouses is a family owned business located in McAdoo, PA. We have immediate openings for reliable full-time tractor trailer drivers, to deliver product to our customers across the 48 states. Our premier employment package includes: • Hourly Payincluding paid detention time, and guaranteed 8 hours per day • Safety Bonus$.05/mile paid quarterly • Great Benefits100% paid health insurance, vision, dental, life, STD, 401K, vacation time, and holiday pay. • Pet & Rider Program • Well maintained freightliners and reefer trailers • Continuous yearround steady work with home time Requirements are: Valid Class A CDL, minimum 1 year OTR experience, must lift 40lbs, and meet driving and criminal record guidelines PLEASE CONTACT SHARON AT (800)979-2022 EXT 1914, MAIL RESUME TO P.O. BOX 88, MCADOO, PA 18237 OR FAX TO 570-929-2260. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.VHGREEN HOUSES.COM FOR MORE DETAILS.

O/O'S & CO FLATBED DRIVERS SIGN ON BONUS Hazleton/ Scranton, PA

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

548 Medical/Health

CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE Allied Services Heinz Rehab, Wilkes-Barre currently has opportunities for Full or Part-Time Certified Nurse Aides on the 11 pm - 7:30 am shift. Competitive pay rates commensurate with experience plus shift differential. Excellent benefits package. If interested, please apply online at www.allied services.org Bilingual individuals encouraged to apply. Allied Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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548 Medical/Health LITTLE FLOWER MANOR AND ST. LUKE’S VILLA have the following positions available. RN Supervisor – part time & per diem, 3-11P and 11P-7A Certified Nurse Aides – full, part time & per diem, 7A-3P and 11P-7A Dietary Aides/Porters – 6A-2P & 4-7P Resident Assistant (St. Therese Residence) – part time 5-9PM LPN - Personal Care (St. Luke’s Villa) part time 3-11P Activity Aides (Little Flower Manor) – part time 8A-4PM, 12-8PM, 38PM & every other weekend Apply: Little Flower Manor 200 S. Meade St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 pmelski@lfmstr.com fax: 570-408-9760 EOE

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PHYSICIAN SUBSTITUTE Physician Substitute

position available in a growing, face paced and successful plasma collection facility. This position is responsible for providing instructions and explanations, medical evaluations, and counseling to potential and current plasmapheresis donors. Potential employee must be a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania, CPR certified, and must have good communication and problem solving skills. Interstate Blood and Plasma offers an excellent work environment, competitive wages and benefits package. The hours will be afternoons into early evenings. Fax resume to 570-823-7366 or email apanzarella@ interstate bloodbank.com

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Other

ORGANIST/ MUSIC DIRECTOR

for vibrant Protestant Church in Kingston. Must be proficient on 3 Manual Pipe Organ & Choral Direction. Part time, no benefits. Salary $20,000 + based on education & experience. Job description at www.cocu4u.org or call 287-2522. Send resume to: SEARCH COMMITTEE, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704 or email to personnel@ cocu4u.org EOE

SEXTON

Part time. general cleaning, routine maintenance, repairs, lawn care, snow removal. 570-287-8440

518 Customer Support/Client Care

SETTLEMENT AGENT United One Resources is seeking candidates for a full-time Title Insurance Settlement Agent. The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast paced environment, work independently, have excellent organizational and communication skills and an eagerness to excel. Prior settlement experience is required. We offer a competitive salary, mileage reimbursement, and a comprehensive benefit package. Please forward your resume to: iwanttowork@unitedoneresources.com

United One Resources, Inc. 270 North Sherman Street Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702 EOE M/F/D/V 512

Business/ Strategic Management

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Other

PARTS PERSON WANTED: We are looking for

an experienced parts person to join our team. Responsibility’s include: parts ordering, inventory, data entry, clerical Day shift, great working environment: Apply in person ONLY. EOE Calex 58 Pittston Ave Pittston, PA

PLASMA DONORS NEEDED

INTERSTATE BLOOD AND PLASMA 665 CAREY AVE WILKES-BARRE IMMEDIATE PAYMENT CALL WITH QUESTIONS 823-4119

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Keystone Garden Estates

100 Narrows Rd Route 11 Larksville, PA 18651 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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Production/ Operations

KMS FAB LLC Has immediate openings for the positions listed below.

- Laser Operators - Turret Operators - Press Brake Operators - Punch Press Operators - General Machine Operators Please email your resume to: kbrunges@ kmspa.com or fill out an application at KMS, FAB, LLC. 100 Parry Street Luzerne, PA. 18709 E.O.E.

MANUFACTURING POSITION

A well-established local manufacturer is looking for full time experienced Machine Operator for 3rd shift. Must have valid drivers license. A comprehensive benefit package, which includes 401K. Applications can be obtained at: American Silk Mills 75 Stark Street Plains, PA 18705

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President/CEO, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Growth Partnership & Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, (Wilkes-Barre, PA) The Greater Wilkes-Barre Growth Partnership (GWBGP) and Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce (GWBCOC) is seeking a President/CEO who will serve as the Chief Executive overseeing economic development and member services for a service territory of 280,000 and a membership base of 1,000. Applicants are encouraged to find out more about our dynamic organization at www.wilkes-barre.org. The future President/CEO, who will report to the Board of Directors, will bring with him/her a strong record of execution and exceeding goals. He/she must possess strong finance and analytical skills and the ability to self-educate, evaluate and assess new opportunities that will drive the mission of the organization. This CEO will have outstanding leadership skills, which will allow him/her to build a culture that rewards performance and motivates a team of professionals to become a national role model in community service and development. The candidate will have a proven track record of building partnerships with key community members and demonstrate they have a 24/7 entrepreneurial mindset. The new CEO will focus on three key goals for the next five years: 1. Job creation through company recruitment, retention, expansion and entre preneurial development activities; 2. Provide Compelling Chamber Membership Programs and Services through membership retention, public advocacy and focused program development; and 3. Ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the organization through multiyear operating campaigns, maximizing real estate asset base and attracting public support for new initiatives. Experience and Qualifications: 1. CEO or equivalent experience: 5+ years successful experience as a Chief Executive Officer and/or 10+ years of senior management experience with in a private company, economic development organization, chamber of commerce and/or similar non-profit organization. 2. Membership Experience: Must have experience successfully managing a membership based organization. 3. Real Estate Development & Management: Must have experience in the development and management of industrial/commercial land and mixed-use downtown projects. 4. Fund Raising: Raised public funding or private equity or significantly participated in a similar process in order to provide for the successful growth of an organization. 5. Education: BS/BA degree or higher, or equivalent. Additional industrial specific professional development and continuing education preferred. Interested and qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to: trishw@wilkes-barre.org with "President's Position" in the subject line. Only electronic submissions which follow these guidelines will be accepted.

BEAUTY

neer Trainee. This position is responsible for the collecting of incentive (piece rate) data for production employees. Data collected includes, units produced, downtime, etc. Correct data is entered into a computer system and calculated for submission to payroll.

The Woodhouse Day Spa is currently hiring for Full Time Massage Therapists. Position requires outstanding customer service skills and must be available days, evenings and Saturdays. Please apply in person at the spa. Monday-Friday 9-6 387 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. EOE

The successful candidate is mathematically inclined; has the ability to multitask; work in a team environment; is highly organized; has excellent communication skills, data entry skills and is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. We offer competitive wages and benefits. Send resume or apply in person between 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday to: jobs@goldentech.com

401 Bridge Street Old Forge, PA 18518

Production/ Operations

PRODUCTION WORKERS Local window man-

ufacturing company is seeking experienced line operators. Starting rate depends on experience. Attendance and Productivity Bonus are potential. Health, Dental, Vision & 401K Plan available upon full time status. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to join a great team! Apply in person to: INTERSTATE BUILDING MATERIALS, INC. Attn: Director of HR 322 Laurel St. Pittston 18640

566

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE:

WNEP-TV has a rare opportunity for an experienced Account Executive. Candidate must have excellent organization, presentation, and negotiation skills. New business is a must. Minimum 3 yrs. media sales required. See details on our website: www.wnep.com/ business

Garden Center Work with plants & garden supplies. Must have knowledge of Annuals, Perennials and Fertilizers. Hours will vary seasonally. Retail Must have cash, register and sales experience. Excellent communication skills needed. Apply in person, no phone calls please. Dundee Gardens 2407 San Souci Pkwy Hanover Twp, PA. Hours: 9:30am-5pm

RETAIL CLERK

HARROLD’S PHARMACY, A GREAT PLACE TO WORK! Part time (22 hours/ week), front end customer service, experience required. Send resume to: Harrold’s Pharmacy 179 Old River Road Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Or Fax: 570-824-8730

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Antiques & Collectibles

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $

Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544 RETIRED DEPARTMENT 56 Season’s Bay Village 9 buildings, 28 accessories. Purchased price $1261. 70% sale price $890. 570-868-5886

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Appliances

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

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

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

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

(570) 819-1966 MICROWAVE GE Profile over the range $70. Kenmore Elite dishwasher $60. Brass Tiffany Chandelier $50. Hunter Ceiling Fan $20. All very good condition. Manuals included. 570-814-5300 RANGE: Kenmore electric 30”36”x26”-black, 10 months old. $270.

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LIQUOR LICENSE

and equipment for sale. Luzerne Co. By appointment only 570-824-3223 LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE. Luzerne County. $23,000. 570-574-7363

LUZERNE COUNTY BAR / NIGHTCLUB For lease. Operating

daily. Full kitchen. A-1 location. Owner has other interests. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-357-0926

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Baby Items

GLIDER ROCKING CHAIR, honey colored wood with tan cushions, $100. Graco highchair, Windsor pattern. $45. Graco Car Seat $45. Infant 5 piece bedding, light green, yellow,& ivor, comforter never used $50.654-8042 SWING, Graco, Graco infant car seat with base, Recaro convertible car seat, entire neutral farm themed nursery set with lamp & accessories all $15 each. Fisher Price baby monitor, and changing table mattress $5 each All in great condition. 570-735-4876

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Building Materials

SINK, single bowl, great condition, 1 white, 1 tan. $10. 570-262-7923

726

Clothing

COAT

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

744

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MATTRESS SALE

We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 MICROWAVE stand/ kitchen cart. White with wood top, cabinet & shelf. Like new. $40. 570-696-4494 ROCKER, wood/tapestry, $75. RECLINER, Burgundy velour cloth, $125. SOFA, chair, ottoman, 3 tables, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 6 PM 570-675-5046

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets DUPONT 220 CENTER ST Sat. & Sun. 2/25 & 26 Starting at 8am

DUPONT

ANNUAL FISH FRY & CHINESE AUCTION SPONSORED BY Y.M.S. OF R BRANCH #2

FRIDAY FEB. 24TH SERVING 3-7 PM TAKE OUTS START AT 2PM $8. PER PERSON HOLY MOTHER OF SORROWS CHURCH HALL 212 WYOMING AVE DUPONT COME JOIN US & ENJOY CALL 654-4262 FOR MORE INFO DAY OF DINNER CALL 654-0345

BED, twin complete, solid wood mission style bed with . All in excellent condition. $200. 299-9628. COUCH 2 loveseats, 1 reclining chair, 1 chair with ottoman. All for $199. Very good condition. 570-824-7314

EDWARDSVILLE Vendor & Craft Market 681 Main Street space available . Open every day but Monday. DESIGNER CLOTHING, CARS, TOYS, SOFT AIR GUNS, AVON, ELECTRONICS ANTIQUE FURNITURE. MANY COLLECTIBLES & MORE CALL TO RESERVE SPRING AND SUMMER OUTDOOR SPOTS.

570-417-1269 570-855-2703

E D WA R D S V I L L E

Collector’s Market Now Open! 378 Main St

FLEAMARKET & BID BOARD

Open Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm 570-718-1123 Minutes from Wilkes-Barre. Antiques, Collectibles, toys & MUCH MORE! Bid Board, Sunday, February 26, 12 noon

KINGSTON

90 First Ave Saturday, Feb 25 Starting at 10am 1 Day Sale! Dining room set with 6 chairs & breakfront. Sleeper sofa. recliner, bedroom suite & much more! MOUNTAIN TOP 400 Alberdeen Rd Sunday February 26 9:00 till 1:00

FURNISH FOR LESS

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607

LARKSVILLE

10 2nd Street Saturday 2/25 8 am to 4 pm DIRECTIONS: Rte 11 to Main Street, to Nesbitt to 2nd St. Entire Contents Of House, Apartment & Garage. Furniture including, kitchen, living room & bedroom, kitchenware, glassware, lamps, holiday, Chenille spreads, toys, sports memorbilia, decorator items, tools & primitive benches, Lots of garage items & much much more. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED SALE BY COOK & COOK ESTATE LIQUIDATORS www.cookandcookestateliquidators.com

WEST WYOMING FLEA MARKET 6th Street

OPEN YEAR ROUND SPACE AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT ACRES OF PARKING

OUTSIDE

Small pieces of country furniture, sofa & loveseat, kid formica cabinets, bedroom dresser & headboard, media cabinet, Christmas outside/inside decorations & other items.

Screen is in excellent condition, $100. Jagermeister basecall cap, never worn, $10. Motorcycle helmet, black with sharp royal blue design on it, Size XL, $30. 484-239-8507

Pizza stone bakeware, 14 1/2”, from Home & Garden Party, never used $20. Lasagna stoneware, 8” x 12”, from House of Lloyd, excellent condition $10. 570-333-4325 POLAR-CARE 300cold-therapy-unit, new, (breg) $60. PREMIUM knife collection 10 boxed knives including clever, new $30. 570-489-2675

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SEWING machine 1949, Kenmore in original desk type cabinet comes with original manual, has not been run for decades; needs check-up. Pics available via e-mail $49. 570-696-1410 TIRES 2 215/70R15 snowtires on rims from 2000 Chevy Venture $80. 570-474-0935

SPACES

776 Sporting Goods

- $10

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

Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 8am-4pm

BUYING/SELLING ALL US & FOREIGN COINS

CURRENCY POSTCARDS STAMPS GOLD & SILVER We Give FREE Appraisals

(No obligations, no pressure)

GOLF CLUB NEW MUST SEE! $30. 570-574-5690 PULL-CART for golf bag, good condition $15. 570-788-2388 after 5 pm.

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Stereos/ Accessories

SUB WOOFER Powered car subwoofer. Very powerful, 2 power acoustic subwoofers, 2 Pyle 1800 watt amps. Custom cabinet with see through acrylic front. $250. or best offer. 328-6059.

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Televisions/ Accessories

Over 35 years as a respected local coin dealer.

TV from 1950; beautiful pecan all wood cabinet with doors. $49. 570-696-1410

HERITAGE GALLERIES

TV R.C.A. 14” color with remote $25. 570-696-1661

Across from Dallas Agway on Rt. 415 Look for blue & white signs

BIKE boy’s 20”, needs part. Was $80. Asking $25. 570-574-5690

or call for appointments

ICE SKATES ladie’s ice skates size 6 $5 TV Teddy with 6 interactive videos $20. 570-696-3368

52 Carr Ave. DALLAS, PA

Furniture & Accessories

BED - NEW PLUSH set, still in original plastic Must sell. $150. Can Deliver. 280-9628

746 Garage Sales/ 758 Miscellaneous Estate Sales/ IPOD Touch 16 G Flea Markets Generation 1 or 2.

LOVESEAT blue, clean, like new $25. 570-574-5690

Retro Mid-Century Modern Furniture, housewares, collectibles, women’s clothing/vintage jewelry, glass ware & Christmas items

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TAX REFUND COMING?

KITCHEN DINING TABLE oak laminate and chrome with 6 chrome & wicker chairs and leaf. $150. 457-3486

FREEZER upright by Frigidaire. Asking $50. 696-4978

600 FINANCIAL Business Opportunities

Furniture & Accessories

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WASHER Kenmore, white, $50. Side by side refrigerator with water ice dispenser, 28 cu ft. Beige color $100. Both very good condition. 262-6283

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674-2646 758 Miscellaneous WANTED ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS

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786 Toys & Games

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Video Game Systems/Games

SONY PLAYSTATION 2 console. Everything included. Works 100%. Includes 4 games, all cables, & carrying case. Best offers accepted. $60. 570-905-2985.

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

ANTIQUES

1 item or entire contents of homes. 814-3371/328-4420

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: WANTED

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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 timesleader.com, or email to classifieds@ timesleader.com or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls.

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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. $1,000 per month + utilities. MLS#11-4063. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

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REDUCED 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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3174 $94,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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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. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-2850 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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 $119,900 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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

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3 Bedroom 1.5 bath ranch with new windows hardwood floors finished basement 2 car garage and a finished basement. MLS 11-3610 $139,900 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

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12 Spring St. Enjoy the nice yard in this 2 bedroom home in Newtown. Double lot with off street parking, 2 year old furnace, nicely maintained. Lots of possibilities. Great value for the price. MLS 11-4488 $39,900 Call Connie EILEEN R. MELONE REAL ESTATE 570-821-7022

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146-148 Regal St Š Newer kitchens Š Large baths Š Tenant occupied Š 3 bedroom each side. Call for appointment $74,900 MLS# 10-4598 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

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

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WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2012 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM WHERE: The Men’s Wearhouse 185 Centerpointe Boulevard Jenkins Township, Pa. 18640

285 Lyndwood Ave. Brick 3 bedroom Ranch with full finished basement. Home features large modern kitchen, 3 nice size bedrooms, all with closets, hall coat closet, w/w, modern bath, ceiling fans, fenced yard. Private driveway, newer furnace. Assessed value and taxes recently reduced! MLS 12-222 $89,900 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494

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20 Knox Street Two homes, front & rear, on 1 lot. One car garage, patio. Front home has 3 bedrooms, huge kitchen, lots of storage and a workshop in the basement; Rear home features new kitchen, 2 bedrooms and good storage space. Call for appointment $78,900 MLS# 10-4597 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

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

Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708

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

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Eastern Industries, Inc., a local highway contractor, is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

Estimator/Project Manager for Clifford, PA office

Distributor Truck Driver

You can also apply on-line at www.tmw.com

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

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These positions offer health, dental, vision, life, disability and 401K after 30 days. Applications/resumes may be submitted to Nicole Brewer, Eastern Industries, Inc., PO Box 280, Clifford, PA 18413 or nbrewer@eastern-ind.com Eastern Industries is an equal opportunity employer and encourages male/female/disadvantaged/veterans/minorities to apply.

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Inspector Wanted The Dallas Area Municipal Authority (DAMA) is now accepting applications for an individual to perform residential inspections for illegal connections of sump pumps, roof drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater into the DAMA public sewer collection system. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: schedule and conduct residential inspections for potential infiltration and inflow sources; complete an inspection report; advise homeowner and DAMA personnel when illegal connections are identified. Inspection program is to be coordinated with DAMA Executive Director and Sewer Division Supervisor. Applicants must have knowledge of building sewer plumbing and own a vehicle for transportation to and from inspections. The position offers a per diem rate of payment per inspection. Resume along with requested per diem rate to be charged DAMA per inspection 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 March 2, 2012.

TMW is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DAMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on any basis whatsoever.

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LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE Research and Development Technician Local manufacturer seeks a Technician for their Research and Development IN CLASSIFIED! Department. This position is responsible to assist in the implementation of Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

20 Dexter St., Nice starter home with shed M OVE -I N R EADY ! 3 bedroom. Fenced yard. Security system. Roof 2006. Hanover Area Schools. This home would be eligible for the LUZERNE COUNTY GROWING HOMEOWNERS INITIATIVE. Seller will help with closing cost expenses. MONTHLY PAYMENT $191 ON A 30 YEAR MORTGAGE- HOW CAN YOU BEAT THAT? MLS #11-3023 $39,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

Office Clerk

General Warehouse Dry Cleaning/Laundry 1st, 2nd and 3rd Shifts Available

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CDL with “N” tank endorsement required 171 Boland Avenue Motivated seller! Well kept starter home with nice size rooms, 2nd floor replacement windows and great yard with possible off street parking from alley access. MLS 11-3043 $59,900 570-675-4400

The Men’s Wearhouse Distribution Center located in the Center Point Industrial Park in Jenkins Twp, PA has the following SEASONAL positions available:

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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 realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3071 $315,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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

263 Trapper Springs Beautiful setting on a corner lot in Beech Mt resorts area. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home has plenty of extra space in the finished basement which includes washer dryer hookup, fireplace, walk out patio. The 1st floor master bedroom has large master bath with jacuzzi tub. Breakfast nook with lots of windows, a partial wrap around deck and another deck off the dining room or family room, living room also has a fireplace. $179,900. 11-1243 Call Louise Gresh 570-233-8252 CENTURY 21 SELECT GROUP 570-455-8521

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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

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 570-322-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath raised ranch home in quiet setting on Pine Run Road, Laurel Run. Close to everything. Single car attached garage, 3 season sunroom, economical propane heat, central air, basement with fireplace. New carpeting and flooring, freshly painted, Hanover Area School District. Ready to move in! $125,000. Call 570-474-5540

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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. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-4554 $39,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

548 Medical/Health

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. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3422 $175,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Very well maintained 2-story home with 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, large eat-in kitchen and 1.5 baths. This home also has a first floor laundry room, ductless air conditioner, gas steam heat and a fenced yard. This is a beauty! Make an appointment today! MLS#11-4433 $79,900 Karen Altavilla 570-283-09100 ext 28

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Kingston

KINGSTON

1252 Main St.

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

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Finished Walk-Out Basement, Single Car Garage Nice corner lot

$59,500

Call Vince 570-332-8792 JENKINS TWP.

KINGSTON

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-79 $78,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-296 $199,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

JENKINS TWP.

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

JENKINS TWP.

548 Medical/Health

Children's Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is currently looking for:

BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST CONSULTANTS Must have Master’s Degree in a Clinical field.

FULL-TIME THERAPEUTIC STAFF SUPPORT WORKERS Bachelor’s Degree/Associate Degree in Human Services. Provide 1:1 interventions & support to children. (Experience working with male adolescents beneficial)

Full-time benefits include: competitive pay, health insurance, paid holidays & vacation days.

EOE Please send, fax or e-mail your resume & letter of interest to: Children's Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Attn: Susan Hurd 104 Woodward Hill Road, Edwardsville PA 18704 Email shurd@cbhsinc.com or Fax to 714-7231

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3404 $99,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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Social Worker, BS

Kingston Commons, a Long Term Care Nursing Facility is seeking an experienced Social Worker. Experience in discharge planning, MDS 3.0 and Medical Assistance approval process is a plus. This is a full-time position with benefits. Send or e-mail resume to:

Kingston Commons

615 Wyoming Ave. Kingston, PA 18704 570-288-5496 Administrator@kingstoncommons.com E.O.E. • Drug Free Workplace

KINGSTON K INGSTON C OMMONS COMMONS A NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION

KINGSTON COMMONS Hiring for the following positions: NURSING Full-Time Staff Development, R.N. Wound Care, R.N

RN’s & LPN’s Part-Time & Per Diem All Shifts

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 realtyinc.com. MLS 12-210 $389,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

KINGSTON 171 Third Ave

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

615 Wyoming Ave. Kingston, PA 18704 • (570) 288-5496 don@kingstoncommons.com E.O.E. • Drug Free Workplace

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KINGSTON

431 Chestnut Ave. Charming 2 story single family home with upgrades, including new kitchen cabinets, furnace, hot water heater, 200 amp electric, 2 car detached garage. Walk up attic for additional storage space. MLS 11-4106 $129,900 Jay A. Crossin EXT 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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 @

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BUTLER ST. Large double, great older home with all modern updates. Pantry, kitchen, living room, formal dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Collect $1300 rent from other side. $195,000 570-288-4203

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Completely remodeled, spacious 4-5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with tons of original character. Desirable Kingston neighborhood. Hardwoods throughout, 2 zone central air, 2 gas fireplaces, finished basement, new vinyl fence. Crown molding, ample storage, many built-ins. A must see! $275,000 Call for appointment 570-417-6059

177 Third Ave. Neat as a pin! 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, end unit townhome with nice fenced yard. Bright Spacious kitchen, main level family room, deck w/ retractable awning. Gas heat/central air, pull down attic for storage and 1 car garage. Very affordable townhome in great central location! MLS 11-1282 $134,500 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON TWP

573 Carverton Rd Privacy & serenity! This 40 acre estate features living room with fireplace & hardwood floor; family room with vaulted ceiling & fireplace; 1st floor master bedroom & bath with jetted tub & stall shower; panelled den; dining room with stone floor & skylight; 3 additional bedrooms & 2 baths. Central Air, 3 outbuildings. $725,000. MLS 11-4056 Call Nancy Judd Joe Moore 570-288-1401

LAFLIN

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

KINGSTON MOTIVATED SELLER

LAFLIN

794 Woodland Drive Deceptively spacious. Very well kept. Quiet location. Move in condition. Attractive neighboring properties. Modest taxes. Newish furnace and roofing. Nicely fenced yard. $129,900. 11-4547 Call Dale Williams FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-256-3343 KINGSTON 799 Floralon Drive

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MOUNTAIN TOP

MOUNTAINTOP

12 First St. Very well kept home in a nice neighborhood. New kitchen with Corian counter tops. Newly painted rooms. MLS 12-267 $85,000 Charles J. Prohaska EXT 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP 4 bedroom ranch, hardwood floors, 1.5 bathrooms, formal dining & living rooms, finished basement family room with dry bar, exercise room, & workshop. Two car garage. MLS# 12-5 $161,200 Call Vieve

LUZERNE

570-239-6236, ext. 2772, MOUNTAIN TOP

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

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21 Forest Road Fairview Heights ranch featuring 3 spacious bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, fireplace, 1st floor laundry, floored attic with walk-in cedar closet, 2 car attached garage. Newer roof, furnace, water heater and more! Sellers are licensed real estate agents. MLS 11-3419 $169,000 Tony Desiderio 570-715-7734 Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307 MOUNTAIN TOP

New Listing Split level, 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths, partially finished family room, gas heat, air, enclosed rear porch, attached garage. Family neighborhood. 12-97 $120,000 Go To The Top... CALL JANE KOPP! JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-41 $119,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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Lovely brick ranch home in great development. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. All hardwood floors, brand new roof. 2 family rooms suitable for mini apartment. 1st floor laundry, sunroom, central air, alarm system, 1 car garage. Very good condition. 11-2437 $200,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

Reduced to $149,900. Owner Says Sell! Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide on 2 acres with detached 2 car garage. Thermal windows, wood burning fireplace in TV room, walk-in closet, full basement, front and rear decks. Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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220 Wright Ave Modern 3 bedroom rancher. Woodburning fireplace in living room. Gas heat. Central air conditioning. Aluminum siding. Newer roof. Nice yard. Extras. (FHA financing: $3,322 down, $542 month, 4.25% interest, 30 years.) Seller willing to assist with buyer's closing costs, up to 6% of purchase price! MLS 11-4225 $94,900 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

806 Nandy Drive Unique 3 bedroom home perfect for entertaining! Living room with fireplace and skylights. Dining room with builtin china cabinets. Lower level family room with fireplace and wetbar. Private rear yard withinground pool and multiple decks. MLS#11-3064 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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

MOUNTAINTOP

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

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(570) 629-6100 2920 Route 611, Tannersville, Pa 18372

130 CHURCH ROAD The feel of a true colonial home with double entry doors off the foyer into the living room and dining room. Spacious kitchen breakfast area, family room leading to a fenced rear yard. 3-season room with cathedral ceiling. Hardwood floors, fireplace, recently remodeled 2.5 bath and 2-car garage. Located on 3.77 acres, all the privacy of country living yet conveniently located. MLS#12-165 PRICE REDUCED $183,900 Jill Jones 696-6550

NANITCOKE

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 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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215 Patriot Circle Townhouse. Very good condition. 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath, living room with gas fireplace and hardwood floors. Kitchen offers new stainless steel appliances, tile floor, laundry area, dining room with built in corner cabinets. MLS 12-238 $124,900 James Banos Realtor Associate COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-991-1883 MOUNTAIN TOP 3071 Ablerdeen Rd OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2/26 1PM TO 3 PM

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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

566 Sales/Business Development

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AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS

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38 W. Walnut St. Charming 4/5 bedroom with 1.5 baths. Beautifully appointed kitchen w/granite counter tops, cherry cabinets and hardwood floors. Gas fireplace in living room, leaded glass windows in living room and dining room. Nice back deck, 2 car garage and 4 season front porch. MLS 11-4103 $179,900 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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Immaculate 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 1 acre. Beautifully landscaped. Inground pool with solar heat. Custom Cherry cabinets. Hardwood floors. Family room with gas fireplace. 1 mile to golf course. MLS 11-1483 $210,000 Linda Cuono 570-715-7743

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

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

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Acclaim

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Own a Pocono Vacation Home

(Skiiing, water sports, outdoor recreation, lake fronts, farms and charming cottages)

$324,900 252 Frantz Hill Road, Scotrun, PA

Well Maintained Farm House with pond, Barn and out buildings on 15 plus acres of wood and fields. Located in Scotrun minutes from I-80. Call Charles Marzzacco (570) 242-7744. Lic# RS068523A

$279,000 255 Summit Ave., Pocono Manor, PA Reminiscent of the 1900’s and “the Magic Garden,” copious stone work, pine floors, secret passageways, tree lined border with natural stone walls. Partners are PA Real Estate Agents. Call Charles Marzzacco (570) 242-7744. Lic# RS068523A

$249,000 13 Park Ave., Pocono Summit, PA Lakefront!!! Perfect home to relax or entertain. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room w/ walkout to Lake. Low taxes, large wraparound deck. Call John Cioc (570) 8563309 Lic#RS-297036


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NANTICOKE

PITTSTON

PITTSTON TWP.

203 W. SOUTH ST Well kept 6 room brick fRont ranch, 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen, separate dining room, 1.5 modern baths, large fenced level lot with prIvate drive. all appliances. MLS 12-331 $115,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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20 NEW STREET

NEW, NEW LISTING Attractive Bi-level

with 2 bedrooms and room for another. 2 full baths, gas forced air heat, ventless gas fireplace & sauna. Move in condition, $123,000 MLS 12-193 Barbara Young Call 570-466-6940

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459 Broad St. 3 bedroom 1 bath attractive home in great location, hardwood floors 100x144 lot asking $109,900 570.970.0650 jtdproperties.com

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

1195 Sutton Road Attractive, wellmaintained saltbox on 2 private acres boasts fireplaces in living room, family room & master bedroom. Formal dining room. Large Florida room with skylights & wet bar. Oak kitchen opens to family room. 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths. Finished lower level. Carriage barn PRICE REDUCED $425,000 MLS# 10-3394 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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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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238 S. Main St. Ten room home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, great driveway, central air, large yard. A must see home! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-477 $139,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

570-714-6119 NANTICOKE

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED! 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. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 11-2887 $164,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

PITTSTON

Raised Ranch in good condition with 3 bedrooms, modern bath and gas heat. Large fenced yard, rear deck, 1 car garage and off street parking for 3 more cars. New roof, windows and bath. Basement is partially finished. MLS 12-130 $99,900 Call Patty Lunski 570-814-6671 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES 570-735-7494 NEWPORT TWP.

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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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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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3544 Reduced to $76,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

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12 Windy Drive New construction in the exclusive Slocum Estates. Stucco exterior. All the finest appointments: office or 5th bedroom, hardwood floors, crown moldings, 9' ceilings 1st & 2nd floor. Buy now select cabinetry & flooring. MLS #11-1987 $499,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

SHAVERTOWN

PLYMOUTH

Recently remodeled single family home with 1st & 2nd floor baths, modern kitchen, large family room with hardwood floors. $70,000 MLS # 10-4618 Call Michael Nocera

3 Lehigh St. N Nice neighborhood surrounds this MOVE-IN READY 3 bedroom 2 story. Wood floors. Builtin garage. Dallas School District. MLS #11-4470 $80,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

PLYMOUTH

This 4 bedroom 2 story has a full bath on the 1st floor and rough in for bath on 2nd floor. An enclosed side patio from the kitchen dinette area & side drive are a big plus. MLS 12-553 Only $34,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

570-288-6654 PRINGLE

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 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 SHAVERTOWN 2 Oak Drive Vacant land ready to build. One of the last lots left in this Back Mountain development. (1) one acre lot. Call for details. MLS 11-1488 $62,400 Christine Pieczynski 570-696-6565

SHAVERTOWN 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Luxury 1,950 sq ft end unit Townhome in sought after River Ridge. Gas heat, A/C, Hardwood & wall to wall. Marble tile master bath with jetted tub & separate shower. $189,500 Call 570-285-5119

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3894 $82,000 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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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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234 UNION ST Previously a double block converted into one very roomy, totally remodeled single family home. New carpeting & flooring throughout. 2 updated full baths, one in master suite. Nicely level fenced yard with very large deck & patio fort entertaining. Zoned commercial. $131,900 MLS 11-3575 Barbara Young Call 570-466-6940

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3 bedroom, 2.5 bath log sided Ranch on almost 2 acres. Lower level is 3/4 finished. $210,000 MLS-11-4038 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

66 Post Office Road Charming ranch on 1 acre lot. Modern kitchen, living room with gas fireplace, lower level finished, large deck with above ground pool, nicely landscaped. MLS#11-2627 $164,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

SHICKSHINNY

SWEET VALLEY Great new construction on 2 acres with 1 year builders warranty! 2 story home, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, master with whirlpool tub, living room with gas fireplace, dining room with tray ceiling, kitchen, breakfast room & laundry room. 2 car attached garage, open porch & rear deck. $275,000 MLS 11-2453 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 SHICKSHINNY

Nice country bi-level on 40 acres with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen, living room, family room, office & laundry room, plus attached oversized 2 car garage with workshop, rear deck & 3 sheds. $319,900. MLS-11-1094 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 SWEET VALLEY

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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

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 10-2463 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3403 $59,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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Price Reduced! 168 Elizabeth Street Sturdy ranch in Oregon Section. 3/4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Price $89,000. Call Stephen 570-814-4183

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PITTSTON TWP. REDUCED A lot of house for the money. Corner home with lots of space. 9 rooms, 2 1/2 baths, a bonus room of 42’ x 24’. This home is conveniently located near major highways, airport and shopping. Two car detached garage and nice yard. $75,500 MLS# 10-4350 Call Michael Nocera

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-4068

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A home starts with location and school district. Triple A neighborhood and Dallas School District. Deceiving looking from the exterior-make an appointment to see this 3600+/-SF home on three floors. Lots of oak on the first floor, kitchen, moldings, doors, floors. Second floor with 4 bedrooms & bonus room with skylights & separate computer area, storage space and walk-in closets. Very appealing! Finished lower level game room with ½ bath, three season room off kitchen and large adjacent deck for entertaining, separate office/den on first floor. Dual heating and air systems, public utilities. MLS#11-4064 $349,900 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

Very nice Ranch home with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen, dining room & living room. Plus propane fireplace in living room, french doors in dining room and large deck with a view. $159,900 MLS 12-287 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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

Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 1 acre with large family room on lower level. property has small pond an d joins state game lands. $141,900 MLS 11-4085 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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

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SWOYERSVILLE 137 Post Office Rd Great home on 3 acres with additional 5 acres available. Mostly level - one third Wooded. Full Dry Basement ready for Finishing. Central Air & Vac, 2 1/2 Bath with Whirlpool in the First Floor Master. Generator Package for Emergency Power Supply. Lg 20 x 12 Shed. MLS 11-3369 $219,500 570-675-4400

SWEET VALLEY

60 Watkins St Home features 4 bedrooms, 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 Reduced $99,500 Call Al Clemonts 570-371-9381

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570-714-6119 5411 Main Road Commercial zoned property on busy corner. Country Colonial home with detached 2 car garage, with additional office space and entrance door. Perfect property for home based business. Eat in kitchen with brick gas fireplace, large dining room and living room with coal stove. Finished basement with 2 rooms & 1/2 bath. Old fashioned root cellar off the kitchen. Large paved parking area. MLS 11-2554 $188,000 570-675-4400

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

SWOYERSVILLE

78 Maltby Ave. Wonderful family home in a great neighborhood. A large master suite and family room addition make this home a must see! There is an inground pool and attached in-law suite. MLS 11-4572 $228,000 Call Kelly Connolly-Cuba EXT. 37 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770

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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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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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-255 $39,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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TRUCKSVILLE

18 Atlantic Ave. Large 2 story home with 2 baths, attached garage. Being sold as-is. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-4475 $49,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

TRUCKSVILLE WEST WYOMING

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 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

W. PITTSTON New Listing. Opportunity knocking. Stately 2 story, river front home located on Susquehanna Ave. New heat, new electrical, 1st floor studded, 2nd floor good condition. Call Joe Mantione 570-613-9080

WAPWALLOPEN 359 Pond Hill Mountain Road

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

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438 Tripp St

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

WEST WYOMING

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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-157 $254,860 Call Michele Reap 570-905-2336

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WHY PAY RENT? Nice half double with eat in kitchen, nice yard, shed and off street parking. $49,900 MLS # 11-1910 Call Michael Nocera

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WILKES-BARRE 100 Darling St

Nice two bedroom single, gas heat, enclosed porch, fenced yard. Close to downtown & colleges. Affordable at $39,500. Call TOWN & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 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 realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3290 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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 WILKES-BARRE 185 West River St

NEW PRICE $99,900 Spacious, quality home, brick two story with 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces, den, heated sunroom off living room, screened porch off formal dining room, modern eat-in kitchen, garage. Many extras. Sacrifice, owner relocating out of state MLS 11-2474 JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481 WILKES-BARRE

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SWOYERSVILLE

“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 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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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

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

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Why pay rent when you can own this 1/2 double? 3 bedrooms. Eat in kitchen. New roof installed 12/11. $49,900 MLS# 10-2780 Call Michael Nocera

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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

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WILKES-BARRE 241 Dana Street

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WILKES-BARRE PARSONS Reduced - $69,900

WYOMING

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths with textured ceilings, updated kitchen, all appliances including dishwasher, tiled bath with whirlpool tub, 2nd floor laundry room. Replacement windows. DRASTIC REDUCTION $60,000 MLS# 11-88 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

Smith Hourigan Group (570) 696-1195

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

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 HALF DOUBLE

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

WILKES-BARRE

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Move right into this spacious 3 bedroom with 2 full baths. 4th & 5th bedrooms are possible in the finished attic. Hardwood floors under carpet. basement is partially finished. $37,500. MLS 12-494 Call Al Clemonts 570-371-9381

527 S. Franklin St. If you’re looking for a large home with Victorian charm, come and see this 4 bedroom with many great features. Cedar closet in Master bedroom, enclosed 2nd floor sun porch, full bath and bedroom on 3rd floor. Beautiful woodwork, newer appliances and water heater. Additional fenced side yard offers may possibilities. MLS 11-2495 $125,000 Call Connie for a look EILEEN R. MELONE REAL ESTATE 570-821-7022

WILKES-BARRE

35 Murray St. Large well kept 6 bedroom home in quiet neighborhood. Off street parking, good size back yard. Owner very motivated to sell. MLS 10-3668 $77,000 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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

Handyman Special Extra large duplex with 7 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, screened porch, full basement and 2 car garage on double lot in Wilkes-Barre City. $58,000. ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

Great 4 bedroom home with new kitchen, furnace and bath. Laundry room off kitchen. Newer windows and roof. Hardwood on first floor. Off street parking. Older one car garage. Walk up attic. MLS 11-1478 $69,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

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Large well maintained gas heated multi-unit property. 2 apartments, air conditioned office suite, 3 car garage with office area. Close to General Hospital. 11-1268 Price reduced to $165,000 ROTHSTEIN REALTORS Call Bernie 888-244-2714

WILKES-BARRE Large, stately brick 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

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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

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Nicely maintained in move-in condition! Hardwood floors in living room, dining room & family room. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Security system, central air, gas heat! Nice room sizes! Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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EDWARDSVILLE

768 Lewis Road Dallas school district - Lovely cedar sided ranch home on 2.7 acres with gorgeous setting overlooking pond. Heated in ground pool, 2 car garage, plus one car garage with workshop, central A/C, finished basement. Loft area overlooking 2 story living room, hot tub. $5,000.00 carpet allowance. 10-3570 $275,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

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263 Lawrence St Recently updated, 2 unit with off street parking. 1st floor unit has nicely maintained living room & eat-in-kitchen. One bedroom & bath. 2nd floor unit has modern eat-in-kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living/dining room combination. Security system. Deck with a beautiful view of the Valley, fenced in yard & finished lower level. All appliances included. A must see! MLS #12-518 $ 92,000 Call Christina @ (570) 714-9235

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

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

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Nicely remodeled fully rented Duplex, near schools, hospital, parks & bus route. Separate utilities and off street parking. MLS 12599 $96,500. CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-793-9449 Call Steve Shemo 570-718-4959

Well maintained 2 story home with a finished lower level and a gas fireplace. New carpets and a walk-up attic, great for storage. $65,000 MLS# 11-4529 Call Michael Nocera

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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

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PINE RIDGE ESTATES 1007 Morgan Drive Beautiful two-story traditional home located high & dry in Pine Ridge Estates, one of WilkesBarre’s newest developments. Features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, master suite with walk-in closet, 9’ ceilings and hardwoods on 1st floor, family room with gas fireplace, two-car garage and deck. MLS#11-3479 $229,900 Karen Ryan 570-283-9100 x14

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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 realtyinc.com. Reduced to $89,000 MLS #10-3872 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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

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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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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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3450 Reduced $159,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-219 $39,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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View this view! You no longer have to go into the city to watch the 4th of July fireworks! Enjoy home ownership. Architecturally built split level, living room with beamed ceiling and wood burning fireplace, large dining room with hardwood flooring, tiled office with glass views, two bedrooms, two baths, family room, hobby room, green house, fish pond, raised gardens, grape vines, fruit trees, 1+/- acres of property, 2-car detached garage. MLS#11-1079 REDUCED TO $229,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

LUZERNE Over 10,000SF of storage space in two buildings. Room to build another building, professional, car wash, restaurant, salon. Minutes from Cross Valley Expressway Exit 6. Survey, storm water/drainage control plan and soil and erosion sedimentation control plan completed if you choose to build a building on the property. Also a portion is available for rent. MLS#10-320 REDUCED TO $199,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

NANTICOKE

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

PLAINS

107-109 E. Carey St. High traffic, high potential location with enough space for 2 second floor apartments. A stones throw away from the casino. Large front windows for showroom display. Basement & sub - basement for additional storage or workspace. PRICE REDUCED $99,500 MLS# 10-1919 Call Stanley (570) 817-0111 COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-474-2340 PLYMOUTH

155 E Walnut St. Good investment property knocking on your door. Don't miss out, come and see for yourself. Also included in the sale of the property is the lot behind the home. Lot size is 25X75, known as 147 Cherry St. $82,000 MLS# 10-2666 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 WEST WYOMING 331 Holden St 10-847

HUGHESTOWN

BEAR CREEK

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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-208 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

115 New St. Office building with over 2600 sq. ft. can be divided for up to 3 tenants with own central air and utilities and entrances. New roof. 20-25 parking spots in excellent condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-607 $249,900 Call Tom

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716

P E N D I N G

PITTSTON JENKINS TWP.

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 realtyinc.com. MLS 11-2912 NEW PRICE $84, 500 Fred Mecadon 570-817-5792

909

LAFLIN

LARKSVILLE

WILKES-BARRE Pine Ridge Estates

570-714-6119

WILKES-BARRE 60 Saint Clair St

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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285 Blackman St Great property. Priced to sell quickly and in move-in condition! Easy access to Interstate 81 & shopping! 11-3215 $36,500 570-675-4400

262 Stucker Ave & Extra Lot (3rd street after baseball field) 7 room (3 bedrooms), 1 1/2 baths. Lower Level has family room and 1 car attached garage. To settle Estate. Drastically reduced. Original price $119,900, now reduced $69,900. 10-2472 Call Joe Bruno 570-824-4560 JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

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Restaurant/Bar for sale. 8,525sf. Turnkey with seating for 125, bar area seats 24, includes all equipment, fixtures, two walk-in coolers, furnishings, kitchen equipment, & liquor license. Two apartments with long term tenants, gas heat, handicap accessible, high traffic area. MLS#11-4332 $499,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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P E N D I N G

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

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Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

WILKES-BARRE

Duplex, can convert to single. Steel siding, new roof, new furnace, garage large lot. Reduced $59,900 Castrignano Realty 570-824-9991

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

WILKES-BARRE

BACK MOUNTAIN/ HARVEYS LAKE

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 realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3156 $84,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

Many possibilities for this building. 40 + parking spaces, 5 offices, 3 baths and warehouse. $249,000 with option to lease Maria Huggler Classic Properties 570-587-7000

For Lease: Professional Office 1625 SF 2200 SF

Very clean, landscaped, well managed multi-tenant professional office with excellent access to highway system. Attractive base rate. Just off Laird Street near Woodlands Inn. Contact Griff Keefer 570-574-0421

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Income & Commercial Properties

WYOMING 14 West Sixth St.

Former upholestry shop. 1st floor in need of a lot of TLC. 2nd floor apartment in good condition & rented with no lease. Storage area. Off street parking available. PRICE REDUCED! $65,000 Contact Judy Rice 714-9230 MLS# 11-572

WYOMING PRICE REDUCED!

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 realtyinc.com MLS #10-4339 $169,900 Call Charlie VM 101

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912 Lots & Acreage BEAR CREEK

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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-114 $64,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

DALLAS

$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 570-674-9950 DALLAS 63 acres. Wooded parcel. 5,000’ roadfront on 2 paved roads. Level & rolling. In Dallas Twp. $425,000 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 DALLAS

Lot 2 Marlington Ct THINKING OF BUILDING? .76 acre beautiful building lot on a culde-sac in desirable neighborhood. Covenants apply. Public utilities. Dallas School District. MLS #11-4401 $ 64,900 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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

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912 Lots & Acreage

912 Lots & Acreage

LAFLIN Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

SHAVERTOWN 1 Oak Dr. Vacant land ready to build. One of the last lots left in this Back Mountain development. Just over (4) four acres. Call for details. MLS 11-1486 $82,400 Christine Pieczynski 570-696-6565

156 X 110 X 150 X 45

FORGET THE GROUNDHOG, SPRING IS ON ITS WAY! BUILD NOW! 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 realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

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Apartments/ Furnished

1 bedroom, refrigerator & stove provided, off-street parking, no pets, $700/ month, utilities paid, Call 570-675-0860

HUDSON 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, It's that time again! Rent out your apartment with the Classifieds 570-829-7130 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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

Wilkeswood Apartments 1 & 2 BR Apts

Level *7.5 acres* building lot with a mountain view. Great for horses or organic farming. MLS 12-306 $59,000 570-675-4400

TUNKHANNOCK Approximately

4 acres. Perk Tested & Surveyed. Well above flood level. Mountain View. Clear land. $45,000. Bill 570-665-9054 WILKES-BARRE PARTLY CLEARED VACANT LOTS: LOT #13 E. Thomas St. Approximately 0.57 acre MLS #11-2616 $32,000. LOT #18 E Thomas St., Approximately 0.73 acre. MLS #11-2615. $35,000 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

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WYOMING FIRST ST.

4 building lots each measuring 68x102 with public utilities. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-439 $39,900 EACH Call Charlie 570-829-6200

2 & 3 BR Townhomes

570-822-2711

www.liveatwilkeswood.com KINGSTON

SDK GREEN ACRES HOMES 11 Holiday Drive

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

FREE

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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

915 Manufactured Homes

PITTSTON TWP. 95 Redman

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

930 Wanted to Buy Real Estate

WEST PITTSTON House Wanted

Need Owner finance. Flood house OK. Will repair. Please contact 570-212-8370

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EAST MOUNTAIN APARTMENTS Regions Best Address

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.

822-4444

www.EastMountainApt.com

288-6300

www.GatewayManorApt.com

IN THE HEART OF WILKES-BARRE

Immediate Occupancy!!

Efficiencies available @30% of income

MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS

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

Please call 570-825-8594 D/TTY 800-654-5984

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

ASHLEY

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

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room apartment located on 1st floor. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/ electric range, electric washer & dryer. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting/ flooring & energy efficient windows. 1 bedroom with large closet, living room, laundry room, storage room, basement & large front porch. Easy access to I-81, airport & casino, off street parking. No smoking. $650 + utilities & security. 570-762-8265

DURYEA Updated 1 bedroom

apartment & den, neutral pottery barn colors, open-plan living, dining & kitchen area, all appliances, hardwood floors, parking. $655. 570-451-1982

FORTY FORT

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

FORTY FORT 1st floor, 2 bedroom,

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

FORTY FORT

277 River Street 1 bedroom, modern. $500/month. Heat, electricity & water included. Security. 570-690-2721

FORTY FORT 2nd floor, 2 bed-

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

room, 1 1/2 baths, large living & dining room. Eat-in kitchen with washer/dryer hookup. Kitchen appliances included + AC units. Enclosed porch. Cable + internet also included. Off street parking. No smoking, no pets. $850 + security & utilities. Available March 1. Call 570-762-3031

AVOCA

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.

2nd floor modern 2 bedroom, fridge, stove, w/d, heat and garbage incl. Off street parking. No pets $575/mo. lease and security. 570-479-1203

AVOCA

Two 1 bedroom, 2nd floor apartments. Refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking, no pets. $475 & 450/per month. Water & sewer paid, security & references required. 570-457-5251

BACK MOUNTAIN Cozy 1 bedroom.

Heat & Appliances. $475/ month. 570-574-2588

DALLAS

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

DUPONT Totally renovated 5

DALLAS

SHICKSHINNY

TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com

2nd floor. 2 bedroom, living room & kitchen. Laundry room. Tenant pays utilities. First, last, & security. $570/mo. 570-956-7571 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

DUPONT

1 bedroom, offstreet parking, no pets. $450/month. Heat paid. 1 month security. Call 570-655-2306

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AMERICA REALTY

288-1422

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Great location, 1 bedroom apartment in residential area, all utilities included. $600/month + security. 908-482-0335 HANOVER TWP. 30 Garrahan St.

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR UNIVERSITIES

2nd floor, 2 bedroom, off street parking & quiet back yard. $650/month heat & water included. security & references required. Call Rich @ 570-542-7620

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KINGSTON 705 Nandy Drive

Modern, clean 2 bedroom, all appliances, central air, & off-street parking, No pets / NonSmoking $660/ month + utilities 570-696-3915

KINGSTON

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

CLEAN -FRESH PAINT

New carpet 1st & 2nd floor. Bathroom renovated, 3 bedrooms, spacious living room, nice kitchen, laundry room with washer/ dryer hook-up. $795 /month + utilities + security. No pets/ smoking. Credit & background check. 908.246.9434

KINGSTON Division St. Spacious 3 Bedroom, 1 bath, living room, dining room, large eat-in kitchen, porch & yard. Gas heat. Convenient to bus & stores. No Pets. Security & lease. $650+ utilities. Call (570) 814-8800.

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E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 3rd

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

KINGSTON

Near Kirby Park, attractive 1st floor, 2 bedroom duplex. 1.5 baths, washer/ dryer, refrigerator, range, dishwasher. Basement, off street parking, large covered porch. No pets. References & credit check. Includes gas heat, sewer & water. $650 + electric. Call 570-474-5892

KINGSTON

Newly renovated. 3 bedroom. Wall to wall carpet. Screened in porch. Off street parking. Fridge, stove, washer & dryer included. Sewer, lawn maintenance & snow removal also included. $750 + utilities. Call (570) 807-7204 LEAVE MESSAGE

1/2 Double. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Gas heat. Fully carpeted. 4 closets. Yard. Parking. Washer/ dryer hookup. No Section 8. No pets. $725 + utilities. 570-714-1530

KINGSTON

PRIME LOCATION 1st floor, 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 porches. Range, fridge, w/d, basement, yard, off street parking. $650/mo plus utilities, lease & security. Garage & extra parking $40. 570-417-7659

KINGSTON

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

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM

1 bedroom. Available now. $425 + security & electric. Call 570-829-0847

KINGSTON 2nd floor, 5 rooms,

KINGSTON Wyoming Avenue

KINGSTON

new stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. Off-street parking. Clean, no pets. $575/month, plus utilities. 1 year lease & security required. Call 570- 574-2602

KINGSTON floor, 1 bed-

3rd room. Stove, fridge, electric heat. Tenant pays electric. No smoking. Single occupancy. No section 8. Background & credit check / references required. $425 / month + security. Call 570-283-1761 after 6:00 pm

Apartments/ Unfurnished

LARKSVILLE Very nice, clean, 2

bedroom. Hardwood floors, w/d hookup, stove, fridge, dishwasher. Off street parking. $600 + security & utilities. No pets. 570-954-5903

2nd floor, 1 bedroom, appliances, laundry room. $410 + electric. Security & references. 570-696-1600

LARKSVILLE

3 bedroom, 1 bath. $725, with discount. All new hardwood floors and tile. New cabinets/bathroom. Dishwasher, garbage disposal. Washer/dryer hook-up. Off street parking. Facebook us at BOVO Rentals 570-328-9984

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LUZERNE

1 bedroom, wall to wall, off-street parking, coin laundry, water, sewer & garbage included. $495/ month + security & lease. HUD accepted. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

LUZERNE Clean and spacious

1st floor. 2 bedrooms, off street parking, w/d hookup. Plenty of storage. Incl. stove, fridge, sewer and garbage. $650/mo plus security and references. No pets 570-466-4176 570-388-6468

LUZERNE

Modern, ground floor, one bedroom apt. Includes heat, & hot water.$660. 570-817-8169

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MOUNTAIN TOP

1 bedroom with full kitchen. Remodeled recently, first floor, ample parking. Hot water, sewer & garbage included. On Rt 309 - close to all amenities! No pets. Non smoking. $560/month + security & references. 570-239-3827

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room, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. No pets. $450/month, heat, water, & hot water incl. 570-855-3958 leave message.

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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.

KINGSTON Penn St.

2nd floor, w/w carpet, stove, refrigerator. Some off street parking. Utilities by tenant. No pets. $600 per month. 1 year lease & security. References. Call 570-288-4987 or 570-466-7639

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PITTSTON APARTMENT

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen, refrigerator & stove provided, off-street parking, no pets/ smoke free. $500/month+ utilities, security and lease required. 570-237-0190

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

PLYMOUTH 1st floor, 2 bedroom efficiency. Large bath, living room, galley kitchen, Closets, washer/ dryer, stove & fridge. $365/month Call 570-954-0505

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PLYMOUTH 2 bedroom apt.

Heat, water, stove & fridge included. Near bus stop. $600/month No smoking or pets. Credit and background check, security & references required. Call (570) 592-2902

PLYMOUTH

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom,washer/dryer hook-up, enclosed porch, off-street parking, $475 per month + security & utilities. Call 570-821-9881

PLYMOUTH

Center Avenue Efficiency. 1st floor, heat, hot water, refrigerator & range included. $395/ month + security & references. No pets 570-779-2257 PLYMOUTH Large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly painted. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge & range. $500 + security. Call Bernie 888-244-2714

WEST PITTSTON

Spacious, updated 1 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. Recently renovated. Sewer & appliances included. Off street parking. Security. No pets. $475 + utilities. 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

WILKES-BARRE

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

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!!

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WILKES-BARRE bedroom apart-

2 ment, heat & hot/ cold water included, off-street parking. Clean spacious private entrance. $535 /month. Security deposit of $600 required. Background check done for an appointment. 570-814-3138

WILKES-BARRE

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

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LAFAYETTE GARDENS

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

WILKES-BARRE

Modern, 1st floor apartment. 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, offstreet parking. No pets, no smokers. Security & credit/ background check required. $550/ month + utilities. 570-881-4078 WILKES-BARRE Short Term OK! Studio near Wilkes. Furniture available. Lease till June or August. $450. All utilities included. 570-826-1934 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

www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

WILKES-BARRE/NORTH Quiet neighborhood. LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

WILKES-BARRE / KINGSTON Efficiencies, 1 & 2

Apartment near Mohegan Sun, Mall & Arena. 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen & bath. Recently remodeled. New Stove, washer, dryer & fridge. included. Heat, hot water, sewer & recycling fees included. Off street parking. $600 /mo. + security. References, credit & background checks required. Call 570-861-2264

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

WYOMING 2nd floor 2 bedroom, recently remodeled, washer & dryer hookup, off street parking. $525 month, water & sewer included. call 714-7272

WILKES-BARRE

WYOMING BLANDINA

72 W. River St.

Spacious 1st floor, 1 bedroom in an Historic Colonial house. Next to Barre Hall on Wilkes Campus. Hardwood floors. Washer & dryer. Off street parking. $675 + security. 570-991-1619

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APARTMENTS Deluxe 1 & 2 bedroom. Wall to wall carpet. Some utilities by tenant. No pets. Non-smoking. Elderly community. Quiet, safe. Off street parking. Call 570-693-2850

WYOMING Large 2 bedroom,

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Center City WB

FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET! Why pay extra for

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

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

PITTSTON

OFFICE SPACE Attractive modern

office space. 2 suites available. Suite A-4 offices, plus restroom and storage includes utilities, 700 sq. ft. $650/month Suite B-2, large offices, 2 average size offices, plus restroom and storage plus utilities, 1,160 sq. ft. $1000/month Call Charlie 570-829-6200

RETAIL BUILDING

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

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

WAREHOUSE/LIGHT MANUFACTURING OFFICE SPACE PITTSTON Main St.

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

Half Doubles

FORTY FORT

26 Oak Street 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, all appliances provided, washer/ dryer hookup, garage parking, fenced yard, pets OK, $795/month, plus utilities. Call 570-415-5555

HANOVER TWP.

$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

HANOVER TWP.

$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

KINGSTON 5 bedrooms,

2 bathrooms, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, $745/per month, plus utilities, security & lease. Call 570-338-2207

KINGSTON New bath, kitchen,

living room, dining, 2 ½ bedroom. Water, sewer & recycling included. New Gas fireplace. New flooring & ceiling fans. Washer/dryer hookup. $740 + security & lease. Call after 6pm 570-479-0131

WYOMING 72’ x 200’ VACANT

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

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NANTICOKE

Available heated storage space. Great for boat or car storage. $65 / month. Call 570-650-3358

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Half Doubles

DURYEA

1st floor, lease, security, section 8 accepted. Handicap accessible, $695 + electric. All other utilities included. 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

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PLYMOUTH

LARKSVILLE

3 bedrooms, all appliances, gas heat. Includes sewer & garbage. Offstreet parking, no pets. $625/month + utilities, 1st, last & security. NO SECTION 8 570-762-7650

NANTICOKE

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

2 bedroom, 1 bath. New rugs, fridge stove dishwasher. Very large fenced yard with utility shed. $650/mo + security Utilities by tenant Call Brian 570-299-0298

PLAINS

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

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OFFICENTERS - Pierce St., Kingston

For Rental Information Call:

1-570-287-1161

DRUMS

NANTICOKE Desirable

WEST PITTSTON

HANOVER TWP Modern 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath. Driveway. Gas heat. Lease. No pets. No smoking. $725 + utilities. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

porch, yard. $750 monthly. available march 1st. (516) 507-9403 or 516-582-9719

1/2 double, 7 rooms & bath, hardwood floors, natural wood work, garage. Great neighborhood. Non smokers, No pets. Call 570-655-2195

WYOMING Newly remodeled 3

(570) 288-6654

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

HARVEY’S LAKE Live on the lake this summer in a 2 bedroom lake house! Living room with wood fireplace and dining room overlooking lake. No smokers. References, credit check 1 year lease. $1200 month. 570-696-5417

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BACK MOUNTAIN

JACKSON TWP. 3 bedroom home on Hillside Road. $695/mo + utilities. Lake Lehman School District. No pets. Call American Asphalt Paving Co., at 570-696-1181, ext. 243 between 7:00AM and 3PM Monday -Friday

HUNLOCK CREEK 3 bedroom, 2 bath

on 1 acre. New carpet & paint. Full basement. Detached 1.5 car garage. Front porch and spacious rear deck. Water, sewer included. $850/ month + 1st & last. 570-332-8922

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

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

PITTSTON 3 bedrooms, 1 bath,

off-street parking, no pets, total gas, includes cable & garbage. All appliances included. $700 + utilities & $700 security. Call 570-709-9765

PITTSTON

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, gas heat, stove, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets fenced yard. $825/ month, plus utilities & security. Call 570-430-7901

PITTSTON TWP.

Single family ranch home. 3 bedrooms. Quiet area, large deck, private driveway. $750/month + security & utilities. 570-883-7220

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SWOYERSVILLE

124 Perrin St 2 bedroom single. Gas heat. New appliances including washer & dryer. Shed. No pets. $675 + utilities, security, lease, references & background check. Call 570-406-1353

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WEST PITTSTON

617 LUZERNE AVENUE 2 bedrooms, completely renovated, 1.5 baths washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking, no pets, $600/month, plus utilities, & security deposit. Call 570-655-9543

WILKES-BARRE

One 4 bedroom $750 One 3 Bedroom $625 One 2 bedroom $580 Plus all utilities References & security. No pets. 570-766-1881

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH

Great neighborhood, 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen & bath. Wall to wall carpet. $625 + security & utilities. Call 570-856-3700

959 Mobile Homes

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

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WILKES-BARRE

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

965

Roommate Wanted

SEEKING PROFESSIONAL FEMALE TO LIVE WITH SAME. Private bedroom, share bathroom and kitchen. Quiet neighborhood. $400 a month.No pets or kids. References required. Call 570-362-2572.

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

HARVEY’S LAKE

WYOMING

BOAT SLIPS for rent at Pole 155. Call 570-639-5041

Carpet, tile bath, appliances, washer / dryer hookup, sewer, parking by front door. $600 + Utilities, Security & Lease. No smoking, no pets. 570-693-0695

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

TOWNHOUSE

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MOBILE HOME LOTS

For rent in the quiet country setting of Hunlock Creek. $290/month. Water, sewer & trash included. Call Bud 570-477-2845

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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 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / Repair Masonry, stucco, & concrete

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Building & Remodeling

All types of residential remodeling. Kitchens & baths. Specializing in Windows & Vinyl Siding. Solar light tunnels. 30 years experience. BBB. PA025042 Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-287-1982 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) 855-2506

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1030

Carpet Cleaning

Carpet and/or Chair Cleaning

2 FOR $39

570-826-7035

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Chimney Service

A-1 1 ABLE CHIMNEY Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured 570-735-2257

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now!

NEED A NEW KITCHEN OR BATH???? HUGHES Construction

Roofing, Home Renovating. Garages, Kitchens, Baths, Siding and More! Licensed and Insured. FREE ESTIMATES!! 570-388-0149 PA040387

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION

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

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

Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

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GARAGE DOOR Sales, service,

Alan & Linda’s

OME MPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Professional Office Rentals

953 Houses for Rent 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

SCRANTON/NORTH 3/4 bedrooms.

Shedlarski Construction H I

Full Service Leases • Custom Design • Renovations • Various Size Suites Available Medical, Legal, Commercial • Utilities • Parking • Janitorial Full Time Maintenance Staff Available

953 Houses for Rent

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KINGSTON

ONE MONTH FREE 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, washer/dryer on premises, front & rear porches, full basement & attic. Offstreet parking, no pets, totally remodeled. $1,000/month, + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-824-7598

953 Houses for Rent SAND SPRINGS Golf Community Townhouse. Modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 stall garage. 3 minutes to interstates 81 & 80. $1350 + utilities. Call 570-582-4575

3 bedroom, 1 bath. Located on Academy St. New paint, carpet & windows. $700 + utilities & security. Small pet OK with extra security. Off street parking . Call 570-760-6410

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OLD FORGE 22 Connell St

109 Chittenden St. Two - 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled homes. Off street parking, $450 per unit plus security. Utilities by tenant. Call Brian 570-299-0298

Commercial Properties

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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

1042

Cleaning & Maintainence

BACK MOUNTAIN COMMERCIAL Cleaning Services For your free estimate dial 570-675-2317

1054

Concrete & Masonry

C&C Masonry and Concrete. Absolutely free estimates. Masonry & concrete work. Specializing in foundations, repairs and rebuilding. Footers floors, driveways. 570-766-1114 570-346-4103 PA084504

Williams & Franks Inc Masonry contractors. Chimney, stucco & concrete. Cleanouts and hauling service. 570-466-2916

Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

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

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Dry Wall

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

MIRRA DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

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Hauling & Trucking

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299 A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582 AAA Bob & Ray’s Hauling: Friendly & Courteous. We take anything & everything. Attic to basement. Garage, yard, free estimates. Call 570-655-7458 or 570-905-4820

(570) 675-3378 1084

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC 570-829-4077

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

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Handyman Services

All Your Home Repair Needs Call now and save 10%. Licensed & Insured. Carpentry, Drywall, Painting, Plumbing, Tile & more. 570-406-3339

BOB’S RADIATOR COVERS Are you tired

of looking at those ugly radiators? Call for a free estimate. 570-709-1496

DO IT ALL HANDYMAN

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

Mark’s Handyman Service

Give us a call

We do it all! Licensed &Insured

570-578-8599

The Handier Man

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

299-9142

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Hauling & Trucking

HAUL ALL& H

AULING PAINTING SERVICES.

Free Estimates. 570-332-5946

Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY

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

1162 Landscaping/ Garden TREE REMOVAL Stump grinding, Hazard tree removal, Grading, Drainage, Lot clearing, Stone/ Soil delivery. Insured. Reasonable Rates 570-574-1862

1189 Miscellaneous Service

Electrical

Licensed, Insured, No job too small.

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ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL

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

CASTAWAY HAULING JUNK REMOVAL

823-3788 / 817-0395 FREE SCRAP METAL REMOVAL

Services include: general hauling, attics, basements, garages, and estate clean out. Call Ray’s Recycling 570-735-2399

Mike’s $5-Up

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

570-826-1883

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

570-693-3932

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Heating & Cooling

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

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

Sell your own home! Place an ad HERE 570-829-7130

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

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995 1195

Movers

BestDarnMovers Moving Helpers Call for Free Quote. We make moving easy. BestDarnMovers.com 570-852-9243

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Painting & Wallpaper

“AA+ C LASSICAL”

All phases. Complete int/ext paint & renovations Since 1990 Free Estimates Licensed-Insured 570-283-5714

M. PARALIS PAINTING

Int/ Ext. painting, Power washing. Professional work at affordable rates. Free estimates. 570-288-0733

Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

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Paving & Excavating

EDWARD’S ALL COUNTY PAVING & SEAL COATING

Modified stone, laid & compacted. Hot tar and chips, dust and erosion control. Licensed and Insured. Call Today For Your Free Estimate

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520

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Roofing & Siding

GIVENS CONSTRUCTION New roofs and

repairs. Shingles, rubber, slate, metal roofs, terracotta, and many others. Licensed and Ins. Free estimates 570-239-8534 PA 010925

J.R.V. ROOFING

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*

Jim Harden

570-288-6709

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

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Snow Removal

SNOW

PLOWING ŠCommercial

ŠIndustrial ŠResidential ŠDRIVEWAYS ŠSIDEWALKS ŠSALTING

VITO & GINO’S 570-574-1275

1282

Tax Preparation

TAX PREPARATION by Law School

Graduate with Tax Certificate Reasonable Call 570-793-6210

1297

Tree Care

ZOMERFELD TREE SERVICE, INC.

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


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The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader 02-24

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