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has held a variety of senior leadership roles at the company, working under different corporate ownerships prior to becoming president in early 2009. He was a recipient of the company’s “Executive of the Year” award in 2007. He completed his

graduate studies in Scranton and serves on the boards of a variety of community organizations. “We are very pleased to have consummated the acquisition of Impressions Media,” commented See OWNER, Page 10A

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im McGraw, Bob Burns and Bill Davis, from PJ’s Window Cleaning Inc., of Plains Township, clean the glass at PNC Bank on West Market Street in Wilkes-Barre on Monday. Temperatures didn’t get above 40 Monday, and will remain in the 40s today, but they’ll be pushing 60 on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Visions for a better West Pittston shared Members of community hit by September flooding get together to discuss their ideas for recovery and beyond.

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EXETER – Picture a revitalized West Pittston, with historic streetlights, a community recreation center, new storefronts, a riverfront park with a boat launch and a beach … the list can go on and on. That’s what close to 200 residents of the

flood-ravaged borough did on Monday night after they packed into the Wyoming Area High School cafeteria for a visioning meeting organized with the help of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. West Pittston Council President Barry Hosier explained that the FEMA Long-Term Community Recovery Team invited borough officials to have the town and its residents and business owners participate in a disaster recovery program that has “proven itself throughout the country.” When the Susquehanna River overflowed its banks in September after Tropical Storm

Lee, several towns in Luzerne County suffered major flood damage, and West Pittston was among the worst-hit. Since January, a steering committee – a volunteer group of citizens “who really have a vision for West Pittston, know what it was and hope to get it back again” – has been working with the FEMA team to set a plan in motion for the town’s recovery. “The only way to do that is not through our elected officials or anyone else except the citizens of West Pittston. It’s your town, it’s what See VISION, Page 10A

WASHINGTON — On the eve of their Super Tuesday showdown, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum strained for an edge in Ohio on Monday and braced for the 10 primaries and caucuses likely to redefine the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Newt Gingrich, though winless for more than a month, campaigned in Tennessee and issued a stream of signals that he intended to stay in the race. In a race marked by unpredictability, Romney’s superior organization and the support of an especially deep-pocketed super PAC allowed him to compete all across the Super Tuesday landscape and potentially pick up more than half of the 419 delegates at stake. Santorum cast the race in biblical terms, his David vs. Romney’s Goliath. Even that “is probably a little bit of an understatement,” he added. By contrast, Romney projected confidence. “I hope that I get the support of people here in Ohio tomorrow, and in other

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states across the country. I believe if I do, I’ll get the nomination,” he said. Primaries in Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia, Oklahoma and Tennessee plus caucuses in Idaho, North Dakota and Alaska make today the busiest day of the primary season. Unlike previous Republican campaigns, when a primary winner would typically win all of a state’s delegates, allocations this year generally reflect the split in the popular vote. As a result, several candidates may be See SUPER, Page 10A

Flooding, not snow, causes State could figure in Moon Lake Park’s future lost days this school year WHERE’S THE WHITE?

Recent season snowfall totals * 2011-12: 18.5 in. 2010-11: 55.4 2009-10: 48.5 2008-09: 31.4 2007-08: 42.2 2006-07: 49.1 Historical avg.: 35.4 * Through March 5 SOURCE: National Weather Service, Binghamton, N.Y.

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State Sen. Yudichak and state Rep. Mullery are looking to state agencies for help.

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Francis X. Antonelli, a Hazleton Area School District employee for 41 years, said this is the first school year he can remember not a single day of classes being canceled due to snow. Charles Suppon has been with the Wyoming Valley West School District for 36 years and this is the first school year he can recall there was not one early dismissal or delayed start caused by ice or snow. “It’s atypical for Northeast Pennsylvania, if you think about it,” Suppon said. “It’s absoluteSee SCHOOL, Page 10A INSIDE: Calendars still need tweaking, Page 10A

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park on weekdays due to cuts in the county’s security department. The park will be open Saturday and Sunday only, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township, and Mullery, D-Newport Township, would like to see the park open during the week and manyoftheservicesthatitonceoffered brought back. Considering the financial constraints faced by the county, state involvement may be crucial to the park’s survival, they said. The county and several state agencies, including the Pennsylva-

State Sen. John Yudichak and state Rep. Gerald Mullery have reached out to several state agencies and Luzerne County to bring the two sides together to discuss options to keep the county-owned Moon Lake Park open. Beginningthisweek,thecounty closed the Plymouth Township See MOON LAKE, Page 7A

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Course changes at Dallas approved

High school to add more elective courses such as food preparation and electronics. By SARAH HITE shite@timesleader.com

DALLAS TWP. – The Dallas School Board approved changes to the high and middle schools’ course offerings for the 2012-13 school year at a meeting Monday. In the high school, major changes include the addition of several classes to accommodate the opportunities made availaW H AT ’ S ble since the NEXT completion of the new The next board meeting will be at high school 7 p.m. March 12 in building last the administration September. building next to Board Wycallis ElemenPresident tary. Catherine Wega said the school was designed to include facilities for more elective courses, such as in the fields of electronics, prototyping, food preparation and others. Wega also said the high school has fostered a relationship with the West Side Career and Technology Center in Pringle in which Dallas students can take classes part-time at the institution as electives. “Traditionally, if students wanted to take classes at the technology center, they would have to remove themselves from Dallas and enroll there,” said Wega. “Now, if a student wants to take one or two technology courses at the technology center that we don’t offer, they can do that and still remain Dallas students.” Wega said transportation has already been accommodated for the arrangement, and there will be discussion as to whether the relationship will be reciprocal for Dallas students attending the West Side Career and Technology Center. At the middle school, two foreign language courses offered in eighth grade – conversational French and introductory French – will be eliminated, said Principal Thomas Duffy. He said this is part of aligning the curriculum with the high school foreign language department, which is in the middle of restructuring. The following four courses in the foreign language department will be offered to seventh grade: exploration of word origins, introduction to Spanish, cultural geography and exploration of critical and contemporary world languages. Duffy said these courses would not require a change in staffing at the middle school. In other business, the board also hired Paul Dumond as assistant high school football coach with a stipend of $3,976, and Rich Dumond as middle school assistant football coach with a stipend of $2,725.

MUNICIPAL BRIEFS LAKE TWP. – The 2012 county and municipal taxes will be mailed on March 24. Any resident not receiving their tax bills should contact the tax collector immediately. All residents 18 years old and older should receive a Personal Per Capita Tax. Tax office hours, during the rebate, will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon on April 14, May 12 and May 19.

Council clerk spot may be filled Permanent position would aid county council in its duties. Job description coming. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Some Luzerne County Council members are recommending the county seek applicants for a permanent council clerk position. The council members, part of a special clerk to council subcommittee chaired by Councilman Tim McGinley, said during a Monday night meetW H AT ’ S ing that NEXT council did The County Counnot have cil will hold a work enough session at 6:30 time to contonight in the county’s Emergen- centrate on the position cy Management Agency building, in the initial 185 Water St., transition to Wilkes-Barre. home rule. Roughly 40 people had applied when the position was advertised by the home rule transition committee, but the council opted for a temporary clerk, selecting former commissioner executive assistant Colette Check. The committee wants to present a job description to council for final approval later this month so the position may be publicly advertised around April 15. Applications would be due May 15, with a target of selecting someone by June 15. The clerk should prepare council meeting minutes, update the council on state issues impacting counties and report happenings at ancillary county board and au-

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The first members of the new Luzerne County Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission are sworn in by county Judge Dick Hughes on Monday at the courthouse. From left: county Manager Robert Lawton, citizen members Bruce Simpson and Margaret Monahan Hogan, county District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and county Controller Walter Griffith.

thority meetings, the committee agreed. Committee members said the clerk will handle more than secretarial duties, and they recommend seeking someone with a college degree or equivalent relevant experience. County Manager Robert Lawton said his staff will prepare most of the council meeting agendas, which will free up the clerk to handle other work. Employees who were recently laid off due to budget cuts will be notified of the opening in case they’re qualified and interested in applying, the committee agreed.

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to expose questionable activity, misuse or waste of county funds and alleged corruption. Simpson suggested one of the citizen representatives serve as chairperson, and the commission agreed and unanimously appointed Hogan. Commission members plan to discuss the proposed ethics code at the next meeting, which was scheduled at 5 p.m. Monday in the county’s Emergency Management Agency building. The proposed ethics and personnel codes may be viewed on the council section of the county website at www.luzernecounty.org.

The possibility of a council clerk secretary position has been mentioned, but committee members agreed they don’t want to add another position at this time. Also Monday night, the first members of the county’s new Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission were sworn in at the county courthouse: Lawton, county Controller Walter Griffith, District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and citizens Margaret Monahan Hogan and Bruce Simpson. The commission, created by the home rule charter, will police the new ethics code. This code encourages workers and officials

Dorrance Twp. extends land development request Button Oil Co. is seeking to place propane tank depot at Dorrance exit of I-81. By TOM HUNTINGTON Times Leader Correspondent

DORRANCE TWP. – Acting on a request from attorney John G. Dean, supervisors voted unanimously Monday night to grant a 60-day extension on a land development application filed by Edward and Sandra Button, of Button Oil Co. The application involves a proposed propane tank depot that Button is seeking to establish in the township at the Dorrance exit of Interstate 81. That matter has been contested by Alan Snelson, township

zoning officer, and is currently being considered by District Judge Ronald Swank of Mountain Top. A hearing was conducted in Swank’s court in mid-January, but Swank has yet to render a decision. Snelson contends Button has not complied with prevailing township code. The extension was discussed briefly at the February supervisors meeting, but according to the meeting agenda, a vote was carried over to this month. In another legal matter, the supervisors stated that according to correspondence from Luzerne County Court, a case filed against them by Kevin Casey, of Small Mountain Road, has been dismissed by the court against all defendants. At issue is the proposed expansion of the Pennsy Supply Co. Inc., which is lo-

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they have no problem with the aspect of blasting when the Nuangola sewer project is implemented. Royce Engler, chairman, said that because only a small segment of the project will pass through Dorrance in an area which is sparsely inhabited, he has no issue with the prospect of blasting. The supervisors said applications are being accepted for an individual to succeed Patricia Ostrowski as an alternate member of the zoning hearing board. Ostrowski resigned recently. Also, the board approved a $100 donation to the Wright Township Recreation Organization for fireworks on July 3 and announced that the annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 17 at the township baseball field.

The board will next meet at 7 p.m. April 2.

cated adjacent to Casey’s property. Casey and his attorney, William Higgs of Mountain Top, said, however, the matter is far from over. Higgs said he plans to appeal the court’s decision and, if necessary, will re-file the complaint. Casey contends the supervisors are biased against him and, instead, are supportive of Pennsy’s proposed expansion. Casey said the supervisors have been conducting “private meetings” on the quarry, which is a violation of the opening meetings law and his civil rights. The supervisors reiterated

Forty Fort tables vote to pay construction company Council wants to ensure Welles Street improvement project has no issues. By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

FORTY FORT -- Borough council agreed to table a vote to authorize the payment of $148,000 to Popple ConstrucThose mailing payments who want a receipt should mail both portions of the bill with a selfaddressed, stamped envelope. Payments can also be dropped off at the township municipal building when the tax office is closed. A secure mail slot has been installed for your convenience. The tax collector’s office will be closed Thursday to March 19. LUZERNE – Garbage pickup will remain on Tuesdays. There was an error on the recycling pick up schedule for the months of March and April.

tion Co. for work on the Welles Street improvement project until council can determine if all work has been satisfactorily completed and all safety issues have been adequately addressed. Also, authorization was granted to Council President Joe Chacke to execute loan documents with Landmark Bank on a five-year, $68,000 note at 2.9 percent for the purchase of a new Department of Public Works

truck. Council also agreed to Pennsylvania American Water Co.’s request to waive all permit fees for upcoming water main improvements in the borough. In other business, council vot-

ed unanimously to temporarily increase the borough clerk’s hourly wage from $9.75 to $11 effective immediately. The raise will remain in effect until a borough manager is hired and adequately trained. Council agreed to re-hire retired DPW employee Dan Zukosky on a part- time basis to fill current openings due to the unexpected illness of another DPW employee.

McLaughlin. McCann, 33, is charged in the June 2011 crash that killed 64-year-old Aloysius McLaughlin. Police said McCann was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer that struck and killed McLaughlin, who was working as a landscaper in front of a home at 173 Third Ave. in Kingston at the time. Prosecutors say McCann had cocaine and prescription medications

in her system at the time of the incident. Court papers detailing the complaint and reasons for it have not yet been filed. Lombardo could not be reached for comment Monday. The writ of summons indicates the lawsuit stems from a motor vehicle accident and will request monetary damages outside the arbitration limits.

W H AT ’ S N E X T Council next meets at 7:30 p.m. April 2.

COURT BRIEF WILKES-BARRE – Papers filed Monday in county court indicate the family of a man who died in a hit-and-run crash will be filing a lawsuit against the driver who struck the man. Attorney Michael Lombardo filed a writ of summons – a legal document that notifies a person of a pending suit – against Karen and Joseph McCann on behalf of his clients, Rosemary and Aloysius

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rian Kelly, a retired Marywood University professor from WilkesB Barre, is once again challenging U.S.

Sen. Robert P. Casey, this time as a write-in candidate. Kelly, 64, withdrew from the race in mid-January after his campaign team projected they would not be able Kelly to get the required number of signatures to get on the Pennsylvania primary ballot. “The people are more fed up with Bob Casey Jr. as each day goes by, and they cannot stand that our country is so sick, and there is no healer out there yet who can make us well,” Kelly said. Kelly is a former IBM senior systems engineer, an information technology consultant and a retired Marywood professor. He is the author of 46 books that are mostly technical in nature.

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LOCAL Sterling fees W-B council’s call City attorneys say it’s the City Council, not the mayor, who’ll decide whether to waive demolition fees. By BILL O’BOYLE boboyle@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – City Council and not Mayor Tom Leighton will decide whether to waive $50,000 in city permit fees for the demolition of the Hotel Sterling, the city’s two attorneys said. “It’s definitely council’s decision,” Tim Henry said. “Before any permit fees can be waived, it has to go before City Council,” Bill Vinsko agreed. A majority of council members inter-

viewed Monday said they would oppose dropping the fee, which would be paid by Luzerne County. They cited the city’s financial investment in the Sterling. The issue will be discussed at City Council’s work session tonight and at the regular meeting Thursday. Drew McLaughlin, the city’s administrative coordinator, said the $50,000 in fees would be paid by the contractor, not the county directly. Council Vice Chairman Bill Barrett said he understands the county is trying to save money, but the city has a put a lot into the Sterling. Barrett said the city paid for safety inspections and engineering reports, in addition to allocating some gaming funds to the project. “I think the $50,000 waiver is a little

W H AT ’ S N E X T • Wilkes-Barre City Council will hold a work session tonight at 6, Council Chambers, 4th Floor, City Hall. • Council’s regular meeting is Thursday at 6 p.m., same location. Public comment is allowed at Thursday’s meeting.

“We need to come to some kind of agreement,” he said. Councilman George Brown said the permit fees should stand. He said that if the county walks away, the city will have to look at its options. “I’m always open to ideas,” he said. One council member – Tony George, District B – says the building needs to come down and the city should waive the fees to expedite demolition. George said the city should retain control over the demolition to ensure safety is maintained. Councilwoman Maureen Lavelle isn’t sure how she’ll vote on the issue. She said she will have questions when the

bit much to ask for,” Barrett said. Barrett said he is willing to work with the county to come to “some type of an agreement.” He said he is concerned about expenses the city will incur during demolition. “I don’t think we should waive it – $50,000 is a lot of money,” said Council Chairman Mike Merritt. But he is open to further discussion with the county. See STERLING, Page 4A

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ASD mini-grants available

State Rep. Karen Boback has announced the availability of minigrants to support children and adults who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. The grants are provided by the Bureau of Autism Services within the Boback Department of Public Welfare. The maximum minigrant of $500 can be used for the following services between March 1 and Aug. 31: respite care, summer camp programs, autism or advocacyrelated conferences, workshops or training opportunities, recreational or community programs and safety modifications or adaptations for home and/or community integration. For applicants age 18 and older, grants can be used to help pay for college-level coursework, job coaching and public transportation to support group meetings or organized social activities. Applications must be submitted by mail by April 15. Grants will be awarded on a firstcome, first-served basis, and awardees will be notified by mail beginning in mid-May through the end of June. For additional information about the mini-grant program or for an application, visit RepBoback.com. DURYEA

Crime Watch to meet

The Duryea Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold its monthly meeting March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Duryea Municipal Building, Main Street. Guest speaker will be Joseph Lynch, intra-governmental coordinator of the Luzerne County 911 Communication System. WILKES-BARRE

Crime Watch schedule set

The Wilkes-Barre City Crime Watch schedule for the week: • Park Ave Towers, today, 2 p.m.; • Rolling Mill Hill/Mayflower/ Iron Triangle, today at 7 p.m., St. Andrews, 316 Parrish St., speaker Pat Rushton, Victims Raup Resource Center • Valley View High Rise, Thursday at 2 p.m., Valley View Terrace, 215 High St. For more information, call Charlotte Raup, Crime Watch president, at 822-4583. LA PLUME

Keystone sets breakfast

Keystone College alumni are invited to return to campus and enjoy a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 24, at 9 a.m. in the Fireplace Lounge, Hibbard Campus Center, followed by a tour of the Sugar Shack, the college’s maple sugaring operation. The breakfast and tour is $10 per person and advanced reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, contact Christina Fenton-Mace at 945-8162.

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he new size of Wyoming Valley West’s State Street Elementary School has taken shape as construction continues in Larksville. The school district is nearly doubling the capacity of the building, from about 600 students to close to 1,200, which will allow the district to close two of its aging elementary schools. The project’s cost is $28 million.

Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend New storage Plymouth’s Carla Santos arrested after fight that children in house called “worse than the rest.” By EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

PLYMOUTH – A woman was arrested Monday on charges she stabbed her boyfriend in the chest during an argument that children inside the house described as “the worst fight ever, worse than the rest,” according to the criminal complaint. Carla Santos, 26, of East Main Street, was arraigned by Nanticoke District Judge Donald Whittaker on two counts each of aggravated assault and simple assault, and a single count of reckless endangerment. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $150,000 bail. Police allege Santos stabbed Stephen Hollman in the chest inside their residence just after 1 a.m. Hollman was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Med-

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ical Center, Plains Township. Hollman suffered a collapsed lung from the stabbing, police said. Santos initially claimed Hollman was stabbed while wrestling with a dog in the

rear yard. Court records in an unrelated case indicate Hollman is scheduled for a trial in Luzerne County Court on charges he assaulted Santos and damaged her property in their residence on June 25. According to the criminal complaint: When police arrived they found Hollman lying on the floor and bleeding from his torso yelling for help. Santos initially told police she did not know what happened and said Hollman was stabbed while wrestling with a pet dog in the backyard. Blood spatter and a bloody knife were found on the floor, and the rear door appeared to have been kicked in, police said.

Police said six children found in a second-floor bedroom described the argument as “the worst fight ever, worse than the rest,” the complaint says. Police said Santos later admitted she stabbed Hollman during an argument after he pushed her against a kitchen sink. She said Hollman sent her threatening messages while she was in New York on Sunday. She said that when she arrived home, she heard Hollman, whom she described as being a “very jealous guy,” walk up the stairs and he began arguing with her. She went downstairs because children were on the second floor. Santos said Hollman searched a garbage can looking for something, and she locked him outside before he kicked open the rear door, according to the complaint. Santos said she grabbed the knife to scare Hollman, telling police, “It was something that wasn’t supposed to happen.” A preliminary hearing is scheduled on March 14 before Whittaker.

Court rules state police did not break labor law Troopers who conducted own probe of superior were disciplined, though discipline report later rescinded. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER tmorgan@timesleader.com

The Pennsylvania State Police did not commit an unfair labor practice when a commander took disciplinary action, which was later rescinded, against two troopers who conducted their own investigation of a superior, a state appellate court has ruled. The investigating troopers claimed their superior had been dumping personal trash in a Dumpster at the state police barracks in Wyoming. The state Commonwealth Court on Monday upheld a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board ruling that dismissed a complaint that was filed by a union on behalf of state police troopers Gerald Williams and Joseph Plant. Williams and Plant alleged Capt. John Dougherty, former commander of Troop P in Wyoming, wrongly is-

sued disciplinary action reports against them in June 2009 after finding they had initiated an unauthorized investigation into Capt. William Oliphant, who they claimed was dumping garbage into the Dumpster. Williams and Plant, both of whom were officers with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43, alleged the action was motivated by animus toward the union, as well as to dissuade other troopers from reporting wrongdoing of superiors. According to the Commonwealth Court ruling, Dougherty had issued the actions based on the results of a separate investigation into Oliphant, which concluded the allegations against him were unfounded. Dougherty later began to question the accuracy of the investigation into Oliphant. He concluded that Oliphant had, in fact, dumped personal trash. Nevertheless, Dougherty determined Williams and Plant had violated procedure by failing to get authorization to investigate Oliphant. Based on totality of the circumstances, Dougherty determined dis-

ciplinary action was not warranted against the troopers, however, and rescinded the disciplinary action reports. In their complaint to the Labor Relations Board, Williams and Plant claimed the investigation into Oliphant was a “sham,” and that Dougherty’s actions were based on an antiunion bias. The Labor Relations Board dismissed the complaint, finding there was insufficient evidence to support the bias allegations. The union then appealed to the Commonwealth Court. In a 15-page opinion, the court agreed with the Labor Relations board that Dougherty had provided sufficient evidence that he had a valid, non-discriminatory reason for issuing the disciplinary report. The court said, at best, the union had “proved a suspicion” of anti-union animus, but that was not sufficient to meet its burden of proof. “Evidence proving suspicion and conjecture does not constitute substantial evidence of anti-union bias,” the court said.

for records still unknown State experts have deemed Thomas C. Thomas Building unsuitable.

By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – Luzerne County officials plan to get records out of the Thomas C. Thomas Building because it was deemed inappropriate for document storage, but the time frame and new location are still unknown. State archive experts advised the county in June 2010 to find another space because the leased downtown Wilkes-Barre structure suffers temperature extremes, lacks security, leaks and is a fire hazard. County records stored at the Union Street property include wills and other estate files dating back to the 1700s and old marriage license applications, officials said. The county records improvement committee, which now includes County Manager Robert Lawton, discussed Monday the possibility of temporarily housing the records in a county facility while permanent options are explored. The county-owned former Valley Crest Nursing Home in Plains Township and former juvenile detention center off River Street near the courthouse were mentioned as both temporary and permanent options by some committee members. Committee Chairman Dominick DePolo provided an e-mail from county Chief Engineer Joe Gibbons indicating the Valley Crest complex doesn’t have a suitable spot to accommodate record storage. Building a new record facility somewhere else on the 62.35-acre property may be the best option, Gibbons said in the e-mail. Construction of a new record facility at the detention center site would cost an estimated $3.4 million, according to a prior outside engineering assessment. The site is close to the courthouse, above the flood plain and would replace a liability with a needed structure, but See RECORDS, Page 4A


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Pa. Superior Court panel set for Scranton next week By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

Council is also considering a Recreation Board and is seeking interested residents. By GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent

SWOYERSVILLE -- Borough Council on Monday approved funding for two borough police officers to attend the Pennsylvania Officers Association Conference on Narcotics in Harrisburg later this month. “We are proud that our officers can continue to participate in stateW H AT ’ S wide conferNEXT ences in order to remain curCouncil next rent and promeets at 6:30 vide the best p.m. April 2. services to our community,” said Council President Ron Alunni. In another matter, resident John Likon of Scott Street said a tree near his residence had been damaged in September by high winds and that it was now in contact with live wires. He said he had contacted UGI and was told the wires were the responsibility of either the water or cable company. Alunni indicated the council would contact both companies to ascertain who was responsible for the wires and would assist in having the damaged tree removed. In another matter, Councilman Joe Onzik said the council was looking into forming a Recreation Board and that interested residents should contact the borough. Additionally, resident William Coniglio of Sydney Street told council that zoning officer Joseph Ruscavage failed to apply zoning ordinances fairly to borough residences. Coniglio presented council with several letters which he said indicated there had been ongoing conflict between him and Ruscavage for the last several years. Alunni said to Coniglio that zoning meetings were the appropriate forum in which to address zoning matters. Ruscavage said he would be glad to address any specific issues that Coniglio presented during a zoning meeting.

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the parcel is landlocked and difficult to access from River Street, the study said. The county unsuccessfully tried to negotiate a reduction in the county’s $8,600 monthly rent for the Thomas C. Thomas prop-

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matter is discussed this week. “We’ve paid county fees in the past,” she said. “My decision will be based on what is in the best interests of the city.” Luzerne County Council members are weighing options on how to proceed. The county can provide $1 million for demolition, mothball the building for possible future development or do nothing. The county has a stake in the property because of $6 million in community development loans for the project. If the county walks away, the city, which condemned the 114year-old structure, could be forced to come up with the demolition cost, placing a lien against the property to recoup its costs when the site is developed. Leighton’s letter Mayor Leighton sent a letter to James Bobeck, chairman of the county council, explaining how

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Fire broke out at the St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church rectory at 106 Welles St. in Nanticoke on Sunday at 11 a.m. as the Rev. Adam Sexton was giving the liturgy at the church.

Fund to aid fire dept.’s chaplain Times Leader staff

NANTICOKE – A fund has been established for the city fire department’s chaplain and his family after a blaze caused significant damage to their residence on Sunday. The Rev. Adam R. Sexton was giving the liturgy at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church at Welles and Front streets in the Hanover section of Nanticoke when a fire erupted at the rectory at106 S. Welles St. Firefighter Greg Grzymski said the department responded to the blaze at about 11 a.m.

while Rev. Sexton, his wife, and his eight children were attending services. A neighbor spotted the fire and called 911. Grzymski said there is “significant damage” to the rectory. When Sexton was told about the fire, he continued with the service while worrying about the safety of the firefighters, Grzymski said. He said an investigation determined the fire was accidental. A firefighter suffered a minor injury, Grzymski said. Sexton has been the fire de-

partment’s chaplain for about three years. Monetary donations can be made to the Adam Sexton Fire Fund at Vantage Trust Federal Credit Union, 158 S. Market St., Nanticoke, to help with the family. Grzymski said children’s clothing and toys can be dropped off at the Nanticoke Fire Headquarters on East Ridge Street. Sexton has six boys, ages 16 months, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 11 years old, and two girls, ages 10 and 12.

Jackson Twp. to move ahead with sewer project By SARAH HITE shite@timesleader.com

JACKSON TWP. – The board of supervisors approved a motion to move forward with the Bulford Road sewer project at a meeting Monday. Supervisor Al Fox said the project is almost ready to begin. It includes installing a sewer system for 19 residences because the current system has failed. The project’s costs will be split between the 19 residences and the township. Fox said at previous meetings that no grants were available for the project, and the state Department of Environmental Protection had suggested the plan as the only viable measure to complete the project. One Bulford Road resident, Mary Docery, questioned why the township could not find alternate sources of funding. Fox said after holding several meetings, most of the residents erty, officials said Monday. DePolo said the county’s record improvement fund, which comes from a fee on recorded deeds, has $115,000, and it would cost an estimated $40,000 to move records elsewhere. Past county commissioners had allocated $2 million in borrowed bond funding for a record facility. Plans to buy the former Two the city has spent thousands of dollars to commission two independent structural engineers’ reports that state the building is “a clear and present danger to the public safety of Wilkes-Barre.” Based on the report, the city implemented a detour around the Sterling to protect the public until a permanent solution to the problem could be resolved. He said the detour cost $13,000 to set up and $5,000 a month to maintain. Leighton said waiving permit fees on the project was never discussed during any conversations dating back to September 2011. “This 11th-hour requirement is an unreasonable demand,” Leighton said. The mayor said he is willing to work with the county, noting the city has more than $300,000 invested in the project. “I continue to have conversations with county officials and county council and I remain confident that we can reach a mutual agreement and move this project forward to better the city and the county,” Leighton said.

involved understand and have been compliant. Supervisor John Wilkes Jr. said at a previous meeting that the project benefits just those Bulford Road citizens, and the cost-splitting plan alleviates what residents would have to pay by themselves. The board also heard from Paul Pasonick, an engineer from Larksville Borough, about possibly tying into the township’s sewer system for five homes in the Valley View Estates development. He said engineers have devised several ways to correct sewage problems in the development, and one includes connecting a low-pressure system into the township’s sewer map. The board told Pasonick he can work on the plan with the township’s engineer. The plan would need to be approved by Jackson Township, the Dallas Jacks Cycle & Powersports building on North Washington Street for record storage were halted late last year because committee members wanted to leave the decision up to the new home rule administration. Also Monday, the committee voted to pay Harrisburg-based Maher Duessel the last $4,000 of its $17,800 payment to complete a forensic audit of past record fund payments. Committee members and county solicitors are reviewing the audit and will discuss whether further action is warranted. The draft audit concluded the fund paid Wayne, Pa.-based LRW PHONE: (570) 823-2211

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Area Municipal Authority and the state DEP. Solicitor Jeff Malak said the township is working with Larksville Borough to resolve issues regarding outstanding payments for services rendered to Steele Road in the borough. Larksville is to pay $400 yearly in liquid fuels funds to Jackson Township for maintenance of the road. Larksville has not made a payment since 2005. According to a letter from Larksville’s solicitor, the borough would like to pay its outstanding balance in installments and requests the borough be billed from now on to ensure payment. Solutions Group, also known as Little Red Wagon, $856,000 more than authorized by its records consulting contract. Former county Clerk of Courts Robert Reilly, who pleaded guilty as part of the federal corruption probe, had authorized payments to LRW for consulting work without consent from fellow record improvement committee members, county officials have said. Reilly has said he didn’t obtain a public vote on all expenditures because other records committee members failed to attend meetings – a claim that at least two members have denied.

A state Superior Court threejudge panel is set to convene in Lackawanna County next week to hold a community session open to the public. President Judge Correale Stevens and judges Jack Panella and Sallie Updyke Mundy will hear arguments in a variety of cases on March 13 and 14 at the Mellow Theater on Vine Street in Scranton. “While our regular courtrooms are in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, our judges are committed to taking court session into various counties, law schools and have even held sessions in a high school setting,” Stevens said in a release Monday. Appeals that will be held next week include termination of parental rights, a third-degree murder conviction, landlord-tenant issues, the legality of a police search and a juvenile delinquency case. “All our court sessions are open to the public, and the Mellow Theater is a beautiful facility. We will remain available after the cases are heard for a questionand-answer period about the

POLICE BLOTTER WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Police said Latanya Saudners was cited with harassment after a 51-year-old woman claimed Saudners jumped on her knee, causing injury, at 46 Madison St. on Sunday. • Police said Randy Rosado, of Wilkes-Barre, was cited with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after they investigated a disturbance at Turkey Hill on East Main Street on Sunday. • Police said Jovaughn Davey, of Hanover Township, was arrested on evidence of drunken driving after a traffic stop at Blackman and Brown streets at 11:23 p.m. Sunday. • Kevin Taylor reported Sunday a global positioning system was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in the area of 313 E. Northampton St. • A man stole a bicycle from a 13-year-old boy in the area of 8 S. Main St. on Sunday. • Wayne Long, of Park Avenue, reported Sunday three bags of groceries he set down at 300 Park Ave. were stolen. FOSTER TWP. – Juan C. Fernandez, 37, of Long Pond, was not injured when he lost

HAZLETON – City police said items were stolen from a vehicle when it was parked at the Wyoming Street Parking Garage n Saturday. HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following: • Janelle Skipalis, of Scureman Street, reported a rear window was smashed at her house on Saturday, and a basement window was smashed on Friday. • Police said they are investigating an armed robbery involving a 17-year-old boy at South Main and Knox streets Sunday night. The teen told police he was approached by a white male, 17 to 18 years old, about 6 feet tall, brandishing a knife at about 10:30 p.m. The suspect demanded the teen boy to empty his pockets. The teen was injured during a struggle with the suspect, police said. The suspect was wearing a hooded sweatshirt over his head and sweat pants.

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President Obama stresses need for unity and diplomacy against Iran, while PM Netanyahu says Israel is ‘master of its own fate’

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Syrian refugees recount horror

U.S. Sen. John McCain says United States must lead airstrikes against Syria. By HUSSEIN MALLA and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press

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Injured bullfighter makes comeback

Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla performs Sunday during a bullfight in the southwestern Spanish town of Olivenza. Padilla, who lost sight in one eye and has partial facial paralysis after a terrifying goring returned to the bullring five months after his injury. AP PHOTO

MOSCOW

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ith police helicopters hovering low over central Moscow and W security forces blanketing the streets,

at least 20,000 protesters gathered Monday to accuse Vladimir Putin of stealing Russia’s presidential election and demand his immediate resignation. The Central Election Commission reported that Putin, seeking to regain the presidency after four years as prime minister, won in the first round Sunday with 64.7 percent of the vote. The result puts Putin, who previously served eight years as president, on track to possibly serve two new sixyear terms. Both international and Russian observers said they had detected numerous serious irregularities. And the opposition movement that sprouted in response to reports of widespread cheating in parliamentary elections in December said it would step up its protest campaign.

BAGHDAD

25 police gunned down

Assailants waving the battle flag of al-Qaida gunned down 25 policemen Monday in a brazen and well-orchestrated challenge to government control over a strategic town fraught with Iraq war symbolism. The attack replicated tactics used by Sunni insurgents during the war and appeared aimed at reasserting al-Qaida’s grip now that the Iraqis can no longer rely on American help. The attackers drove through the town of Haditha claiming to be government officials and methodically executed guards and commanders. After half an hour they escaped into the desert, leaving a terrified populace demanding protection. Local authorities imposed a curfew and deployed troops. LUFKIN, TEXAS

Nurse accused in killings

A prosecutor says an East Texas nurse accused of killing five kidney dialysis patients by injecting them with toxic bleach violated the trust of a noble profession. Angelina County District Attorney Clyde Herrington laid out the accusations Monday during opening statements in the trial of Kimberly Saenz. The 38-year-old nurse is charged with capital murder in the April 2008 deaths and aggravated assault in the case of five other patients injured at the DaVita Dialysis clinic in Lufkin. Prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty if she’s convicted. TEHRAN, IRAN

Ex-Marine to be retried

Iran’s Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of an ex-U.S. Marine who was sentenced to death on charges of working for the CIA, a news agency reported Monday. The case has added even more tension to U.S.-Iran relations, as Washington and its allies press ahead with sanctions over Iran’s contentious nuclear development program, and Iran threatens punishing retaliation if it is attacked. Amir Hekmati, 28, was sentenced to death in January, the first American to receive a death penalty since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. Hekmati was born in Arizona. His parents are of Iranian origin. Iran accuses Hekmati of receiving special training while serving at U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

2 leaders, 2 priorities By ANNE GEARAN AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON — The United States and Israel agree that diplomacy is the best way to resolve the crisis over potential Iranian nuclear weapons, President Barack Obama said Monday, an optimistic view that Israel’s leader declined to publicly endorse. “Both the prime minister and I prefer to solve this diplomatically,” Obama said as he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began several hours of White House consultations. The U.S. will consider all options in confronting what it sees as the unacceptable outcome of an Iranian bomb, Obama said. Netanyahu used a brief, cordial session in front of the White House cameras to remind his host that Israel will decide for itself how to confront a looming threat that both unites and divides the longtime allies. Israel, he said, must remain “the master of its fate.” That was a pointed reference to the main question hanging over Monday’s

high-stakes meeting: Whether to try to although the U.S. is committed to Israel’s stop an Iranian bomb by with a military security it does not want to be dragged attack in the next several months. Many into another war. Obama is unlikely to in the Israeli government lean toward spell out U.S. “red lines” — markers that striking very soon, a course would trigger a military rethe Obama administration sponse — despite Israeli pressees as dangerously prema- “Israel and sure to do so. ture. America stand “It is profoundly in the UnitLooking directly at Obama, ed States’ interest to prevent Netanyahu said Iran is right together.” Iran from obtaining a nuclear about one thing: Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu weapon. We do not want to see the United States are indistin- Israeli prime minister a nuclear arms race in one of guishable as Iran’s enemies. about the stance the most volatile regions in the “We are you and you are against Iran world. We do not want the posus,” he said. sibility of a nuclear weapon Obama will try to persuade falling in to the hands of terrorNetanyahu to slow quickening pressure ists, we do not want a regime that has among many in his hawkish government been a state sponsor of terrorists being to attack Iran’s disputed nuclear develop- able to feel that it can act more aggresment sites. sively,” Obama said. Each man tried to display unity despite Obama previewed the Oval Office policy and personal differences, but end- meeting with a speech Sunday to Amered up putting some of their divisions on ican supporters of Israel, a key constitudisplay. ency in this election year. “Israel and America stand together,” Obama said he doesn’t want war but inNetanyahu said. sists he would attack Iran if that was the The president is expected to tell Neta- only option left to stop that nation from nyahu in private at the White House that getting a nuclear weapon.

Wider sharing of heart care decisions advised Patients may find treatment worse than disease, says doc who helped draft advice. By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer

A heart device might save your life but leave you miserable. That awful possibility is the reason for new advice urging doctors to talk more honestly with people who have very weak hearts and are considering pumps, pacemakers, new valves or procedures to open clogged arteries. Too often, patients with advanced heart failure don’t realize what they are getting into when they agree to a treatment, and doctors assume

they want everything possible done to keep them alive, says the new advice, published Monday by the American Heart Association and endorsed by other medical groups. It calls for shared decision making when patients face a chronic condition that often proves fatal and they need to figure out what they really want for their remaining days. If they also have dementia or failing kidneys, the answer may not be a heart device to prolong their lives. “Patients may feel that the treatment was worse than the disease,” said Dr. Larry Allen of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, who helped draft the new advice.

“Even if it goes well, people are left with an electrical cord coming out of their belly” and a higher risk of stroke and bleeding from the nose or throat, Allen said. Many high-tech treatments are available to treat advanced disease. But they usually don’t slow its progression, they just keep people from dying. And that means living longer with steadily worsening symptoms. Patients don’t often understand that when they agree to gadgets like an implanted defibrillator, which shocks a heart back into normal rhythm. “Defibrillators don’t AP FILE PHOTO actually make people feel better — it doesn’t treat the un- Former Vice President Dick derlying heart failure. All it Cheney shows equipment for does is abort sudden death,” his heart pump in 2011. Allen said.

QAA, Lebanon — Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring Lebanon on Monday said they feared they would be slaughtered in their own homes as government forces hunted down opponents in a brutal offensive against the opposition stronghold of Homs. With world pressure at a peak in the crisis, U.S. Sen. John McCain called for airstrikes against Syria. He said the United States has a moral and strategic obligation to force out Assad and his loyal- “The Unitists. “The only re- ed States alistic way to do should lead so is with foreign airpower,” an internaMcCain said tional effrom the Senate fort … floor. “The United States through should lead an airstrikes international effort to protect on Assad’s key population forces.” centers in SySen. John ria, especially McCain in the north, through airstrikes on Assad’s forces.” The U.N. refugee agency said Monday that as many as 2,000 Syrians crossed into Lebanon over the last two days to flee the violence in their country. In the Lebanese border village of Qaa, families with women with small children came carrying only plastic bags filled with a few belongings. “We fled the shelling and the strikes,” said Hassana Abu Firas, who came from al-Qusair, in Homs province “What are we supposed to do? People are sitting in their homes and they are hitting us with tanks,” Firas said. “Those who can flee, do. Those who can’t will die sitting down.” Lebanese security officials say more than 10,000 Syrians are believed to be in the country. One official said as many as 3,000 are believed to have crossed in recent days because of violence in Homs, though it is unclear how many have returned to Syria. Inside Lebanon, many Syrians fear agents from their own country’s security services. Stories have circulated of kidnappings and collaboration between Lebanese and Syrian security forces. As international condemnation mounts, the Syrian regime agreed to allow in two prominent international emissaries it had previously rebuffed — former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the new special envoy to Syria, and U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos.

Tornado damage may doom tiny towns Some communities left with so little, people wondering whether rebuilding worth it. By JASON KEYSER Associated Press

MARYSVILLE, Ind. — This tiny Indiana farm town has no mayor, no school and no shopping center. And after last week’s deadly tornadoes, it has virtually nowhere left to live. Nearly every home in Marysville was destroyed or so badly damaged it will probably have to be torn down — a realization that raised an emotional question for people still gathering belongings from the debris: Is it worth rebuilding a place that has so little? In some of the tiny communities smashed by the violent

weather, the idea hangs in the air, raising doubts even among families who have lived in the same place for generations. Before it was erased by the storm, Marysville had been a hub of farming activity in deep southern Indiana since the mid-1800s. But as they surveyed the devastation, some townspeople concluded it would be easier to abandon the village and look for work in Louisville, Ky., 30 miles to the south. “I think this community is pretty much gone. I don’t think anyone will rebuild. A lot of people had no insurance,” Scott Meadors said Sunday as he salvaged belongings from the storm’s aftermath. When a bigger population center such as Joplin, Mo., is crippled by tornadoes, there is

rarely any question about rebuilding. Larger cities typically have greater resources and defined downtowns to serve as focal points. But this flyspeck village may have suffered a mortal blow. Sean Gilbert says there’s nothing to do but move away. He doubts little if anything will be rebuilt in Marysville, a town of a few hundred inhabitants that was struggling economically even before Friday’s storms, which killed 40 people in five states. Gilbert, who works at a restaurant in the Louisville suburb of New Albany, is staying with a brother who already lives there. He’s planning to move there permanently, though his parents are intent on staying. Other nearby communities risked losing population, too.

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Rhonda Dixon clears out items from the Morgan County Home Health Agency, Monday in West Liberty, Ky.

In Chelsea, home to a few churches, a general store and a collection of far-flung farms, some had decided to move on. One was Erin Boyner, whose husband, John, was among four area people killed in the storm. She felt she had nothing to re-

turn to, said friends who were helping pile and burn the scraps that used to be her home. Neighbor Shane Caldwell, a police officer, had already made a deal to sell his property and move to Hanover, a larger town nearby where he works.


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REMY DEL CORRO DOROMAL, 75, Plains Township, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Cadiz City, Philippines, September 19, 1936, he was a son of the late Pedro V. Sr. and Maxima Del Corro Doromal. Preceding him in death are sister, Elizabeth Banes; brothers, Pedro Doromal Jr., Nelson and Macpet Doromal. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Marcelina Atutubo Doromal; daughter, Leah Bayuga; sons, Cassius and Renier Doromal; granddaughter, Janea; sisters Letty Venter, Daisy Jacob; brothers Douglas, Petmax and Enrique Doromal; numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 28 Memorial Ave., Exeter. Arrangements are by the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. NANETTE WARNICK BARTOW JONES, age 85, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012. Born and raised in Pennsylvania she attended Kingston High School and graduated from Penn State University in 1949. She married William W. Jones in 1952 and raised three daughters. Nanette retired after 16 years as a social worker for the state of Florida in Palm Beach County. She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Jones. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Jones, Linda Connor and Gail Starr, and five grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, Ga. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Hanover Township at a later date. KENNETH C. BURKE of West Pittston, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, from an illness. Funeral arrangements are pending by H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 211 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. IGNATIUS M. SCARANTINO, 92, of Pittston, passed away Sunday evening, March 4, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston.

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ANN G. KNIEVEL, 92, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Fort Pierce, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 24, 2012, with family at her side. Surviving are daughter, Karen Bonnell (Roy), Naples, Fla.; stepdaughters, Jeanne Roper (John), Newburgh, N.Y., and Judith Himes, Fairfield, N.J.; and niece, Mary Jane Uhing (Richard), Nanticoke. Preceding her are husband, Lawrence “Larry” Dobson; second husband, Albert Knievel; sister, Margaret Evans; brothers, Robert and Pearre Griffith. Born in Nanticoke, she trained to be a nurse and served in World War II as Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. A memorial service will be held in Naples, Fla., at a future date. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Care Club of Collier County or The Alzheimer’s Support Network (both in Naples, Fla.) or to the hospice of your choice. ABEL E. RIVERA, 40, of Moosic, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. He is survived by his longtime companion, Ann Marie Cox. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., on January 7, 1972, he was a son of Euripides and Dorothy Brandon Rivera. Abel worked as a mechanic for D & S Auto Sales in Scranton. Besides being a car fanatic, he was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is also survived by his three children, Jacob, Noah and Karrine Rivera, at home; and his sister, Alicia Rodgers of Columbia. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 10 a.m. and noon in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence. FLORENCE P. ROLLMAN, 97, formerly of Washington Square Apartments in Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Little Flower Manor. Arrangements are pending from McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service. Full obituary information will be published in tomorrow’s edition of this newspaper and later today at www.celebrateherlife.com. ROBERT D. WILLIAMS, 73, of Luzerne, passed away peacefully Monday, March 5, 2012, surrounded by his family in the WilkesBarre General Hospital, after a short illness. Arrangements are pending from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. RUTH J. MUGFORD, Eynon, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Regional Hospital, Scranton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Moosic Assembly of God Church, 477 3rd St., Moosic, co-conducted by the Rev. David O’Brien and the Rev. Russell Grant. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moosic A.O.G.’s Memorial Fund, 477 3rd St., Moosic, 18507. Visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.

Joseph Kichilinsky March 4, 2012 Kichilinsky, 87, of WyomJ oseph ing, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born February 4, 1925 in Wyoming, he was the son of the late Stanley and Stella Haddick Kichilinsky. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Mar-Val Industries in Exeter. Joseph was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church of St. Barbara’s Parish, Exeter. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and an active member of the church. He was a Senior Altar Server for many years and participated in numerous church activities. He was preceded in death by his

brother, Walter Kichilinsky. Surviving are his wife, of 58 years, the former Bernice Zikosky; son, Joseph Kichilinsky, Wyoming; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecilia’s Church of St. Barbara’s Parish, Exeter, with the Rev. Paul A. Mc Donnell officiating. Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church. Military honors will be conducted by the AM VETS Honor Guard Post 189 of Greater Pittston. Private interment will be held in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Exeter. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are by Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

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child; sisters, Peggy Brodbeck and her husband, Billie, Hughestown; Emily Healey, Pittston; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with Billie Brodbeck officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.

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on Saturday morning, March 3, 2012 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie was a loving, cherished wife, mother and a trusted and true friend. Born in Meridian, Miss., she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Willie Mae Cato Ivy. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Wilkes-Barre, for the past 49 years and was an avid proclaimer of the Good News of the Kingdom. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Willie Mae Ivy, her dear brother Cecil Earl Ivy, and sister Mary Louise. Surviving is her husband, Eugene Gostinski; sons, David Gostinski and wife Michelle, of Mansfield; James Gostinski and wife Sharon, of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; Joseph Gostinski of Binghamton, N.Y.; and daughter, Tracy Krane, and husband Joel, of Venice, Fla.; grandchil-

L. Shreve, 74, a resident of R obert Wapwallopen, was welcomed

dren, Heather, Deanna, Jessica, Candace, Morgan, Cole and Stella Blue; sisters, Eloise Robinson of Mississippi, Juanice Singleton of Tennessee, Mae Bracken of Alabama; and brother George Lamar Ivy of Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1240 Scott St, Wilkes-Barre. Arrangements are entrusted to the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne.

Janice B. Lewis February 10, 2012 B. Lewis, 79, of WilkesJ anice Barre, passed away on Friday,

February 10, 2012, in the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township. She was born February 23, 1932, in Hazleton, a daughter of the late William “Frank” Bommer and Mary Schlier Bommer. A U.S. Navy veteran, she served during the Korean War and later was employed as a social worker for the Commission on Economic Opportunity in Wilkes-Barre. She was a loving mother and grandmother who cared about the wis; sister, Louis Young, Elizabethpoor and less fortunate. town; niece, Mary Louise Royer. In addition to her parents, she A memorial service will be was preceded in death by her brothconducted Saturday at 11 a.m. er, Pierce Bommer. in E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, Surviving are her sons, Garnell 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. SerLewis and his wife, Alba, Atlanta, vices will be conducted by the Rev. Ga.; Paul Lewis and his partner, Diane Sickler. Friends may call SatJames Ladd, Wilkes-Barre; grand- urday from 10 a.m. until the time of children, Rory and McCarthy Le- the service.

Jonathan P. Doerr March 2, 2012 P. Doerr, 47, of HenryJ onathan ville, died on Friday, March 2,

2012, in Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Jonathan worked as an alarm technician at Vector Security for more than 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Liptak); parents, Donald and Elizabeth Doerr; two sons, Andrew and Michael Doerr; step-daughter, Corinne Morris-Skidmore; grandson, Darien Morris; sister, Jennifer Vasey; and two brothers, David and Stephen Doerr. There will be a viewing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Calvary Bible

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Church, 9 Three-Points Garden Road, East Stroudsburg. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery, East Stroudsburg. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 65 E. Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018, or to Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries of Allentown, 798 Hausman Road, Suite 300, Allentown, PA 18104. Arrangements are by William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg, www.wmhclarkfuneralhome.com.

into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Mr. Shreve was born in Harrisburg, son of the late Maxwell R. and Eleanor Long Shreve. Robert was a self-employed contractor from 1970 to 1989, retiring due to ill health. Following his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, tinkering in his tool shop, garage and yard sales and metal detecting. He was a member of the Cross Valley Assembly, Forty Fort, where he had been a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He faithfully served wherever and whenever needed and his life was his church. Robert loved the Lord with all his heart and his strong faith has strengthened and comforted all of those in his life. In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his brothers, Maxwell Jr., Howard, Richard and Joseph Shreve. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Shirley L. Imes Shreve, at home; children, Robin Burridge and her husband, Glen, Wapwallopen; Christine Shorts and her companion, Shawn Sakowski, Wilkes-Barre; David Dennis, Hazleton; Kelly Halchak and her husband, Anthony, Wapwallopen; Rebekah Kondraski and her companion, Gerald Williams, Plymouth; Robert Shreve and his companion, Shari Nelson, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Laura Parker and her husband, Matt; the Rev. Glen Burridge Jr. and his wife, Angela; William Burridge and his

companion, Michelle Kusy; Jessica Burridge; Sarah Shorts; Jason Shorts and his companion, Cheryl Lucas; Kayla Sakowski; Melissa Bellomo and her husband, Mario; Anthony Halchak Jr.; Charlie Halchak and his companion, Kim Masselli; Coty and Megan Knapp; Kylie and Robbie Shreve; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Madison Parker, Seth and McKenzie Burridge; Emily, Matthew, Jordyn and Ashley Shorts, and Charlie Halchak; brothers and sisters, Esther Baker, Larry and Arthur Shreve, Grace Himes, Noami Miller, Martha Sillik, Wilmer Shreve, and Ruth Taylor; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with service at 11 a.m. in the Cross Valley Assembly, Forty Fort. The Rev. James Levkulich will officiate, and interment will be in Stairville Cemetery, Dorrance. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. prior to the funeral Thursday in the funeral home.

Eugene D. Hogan March 4, 2012 (Gene) D. Hogan, 53, PlyE ugene mouth, died Sunday, March 4,

2012, in Kindred Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre. Born March 4, 1959, he was the son of Eleanor Vaselin Hogan and the late Eugene Hogan. He was a graduate of Bishop O’Reilly High School, Kingston, class of 1977, and attended Luzerne County Community College. He worked alongside his father at the Bull Run Garage, Plymouth, and eventually becoming proprietor of Bull Run Garage-Sunoco. He was a member of All Saints Parish, Plymouth. He was a former Plymouth Borough controller and councilman. He served as Plymouth Borough Democratic Party Vice-Chairman for the past five years. He was a Democratic Committeeman from 1988. Preceded in death was his father, Eugene Hogan, May 13, 2007. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife of 18 years, the former Helene Simonds; brothers, Robert (Jeanne), Shavertown; John (Lisa), Shickshinny; Patrick (Michelle),

Shavertown; and Kevin, Kingston; sister, Nancy Snyder, Plymouth; numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. in Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Willow St., Plymouth. The Rev. Robert Kelleher will officiate. Interment will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Larksville. Friends may call Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home.

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FUNERALS ADAMS – Robert Sr., funeral 9 a.m. today in the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. BENSCOTER – Dagmar, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. BUYNAK – Stephen, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday in the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Stanislaus Kostka worship site of St. Andre Bessette Parish. Visitation and remembrances 5 to 8 p.m. today. DEGILIO – Raymond, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. FISCHER – Theodore, Shiva 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today through Thursday, and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, at 604 Wildflower Drive, Plains Township. GEORGE – John, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Services at 11:30 a.m. St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. GERMAN – Leonard, Shiva today through Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at 445 North Gates Ave., Apt. 1, Kingston. GOODMAN – William Sr., funeral 10 a.m. today in the Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. GULCZYNSKI – Jane, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Bednarski & Thomas Funeral Home, 27 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish. MARIANO – Grace, Mass of Chris-

tian Burial 10:30 a.m. today in the Mercy Center Chapel, Dallas. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the service. ORLOSKI – Leonard, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Church. A family viewing 9 to 10:30 a.m. today in the funeral home. PAGLIANITE – Dorothy, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, William St., Pittston. ROWLANDS – David, memorial service 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Relatives and friends may call 5 until service time Wednesday in the funeral home. SKORONSKI – Phyllis, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today. STOUT – Sarah, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Relatives and friends may call Wednesday 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. WALKER – Alfonzo, funeral noon Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Wilkes-Barre, 48 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call Wednesday 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. ZLUCHOWSKI – Michael, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday in Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today.

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Raymond Eckenrode of Luzerne passed away Monday, March 5th at the Lakeside Nursing Center, Dallas. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he is a son of the late Charles and Mable Stoltz Eckenrode. Prior to retirement, Ray was employed at the Acme Warehouse in Forty Fort. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the YMCA Wilkes-Barre. Ray was a supporter of the American Red Cross blood drives. Ray was also a big supporter of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. He also loved animals and could be seen walking his dogs, Mitzi, Lady, Bella, Casey and Tiny around the neighborhood. Ray’s family would like to thank Dr. Multani and the staff at Oncology Associates, Dr. Schulman and the staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, The Hospice of the Sacred Heart, St. Luke’s Villa, Lakeside Nursing Home, and all of their friends and neighbors for all the help and support they gave. He was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Robert; and sisters, Doris Staley, Ruth Abend, Betty Reiser and Mable Zennario.

Surviving are his wife, the former Frances Busch, with whom he celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on New Year’s Eve; daughters, Marianne Williams of Dallas; Nancy Bednar and her husband, David, of Mountain Top; step-son, Joseph Skameritz, and his wife, Theresa, of Mountain Top; grandchildren, David Bednar, Mountain Top; Daniel Bednar, San Diego, Calif.; Kelly Bednar, Lake Mineola, Fla.; William Bednar, Virginia Beach, Va.; Melissa Kizer, Exeter; and Bernie Williams, Pittston; and great-grandson, Nathan Kizer. Funeral for Ray will be held Thursday at10 a.m. in the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. James Quinn officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas. Family and Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening in the funeral home. Memorial Contributions can be made the Luzerne County SPCA, Plains Township.

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EPA’s Dimock tests divisive Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. and its supporters are at odds with the federal agency. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press

DIMOCK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s testing of scores of water wells will give residents of this small Suquehanna County village a snapshot of the aquifer they rely on for drinking, cooking and bathing. The first EPA test results, expected this week, are certain to provide fodder for both sides of a raging 3-year-old debate over unconventional natural gas drilling and its impacts on Dimock, a rural crossroads that starred in the Emmy Award-winning documentary “Gasland.” A handful of residents are suing Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., saying the Houston-based driller contaminated their wells with potentially explosive methane gas and with drilling chemicals. Many other residents of Dimock assert the water is clean, and that the plaintiffs are exaggerating problems with their wells to help their lawsuit. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, a pro-drilling group called Enough is Enough contends the agency’s “rogue”

Philadelphia field office has allowed itself to be a pawn of trial lawyers seeking a big payout from Cabot. More than 300 people signed it. “Dimock Proud” signs dot lawns throughout the village in Susquehanna County, one of the most intensively drilled regions of the Marcellus Shale gas field. The same group recently launched a website aimed at dispelling what it contends is the myth that Dimock’s aquifer is contaminated. Residents who have been clamoring for federal intervention say the attacks on the EPA — which have come not only from their neighbors but from Cabot and Pennsylvania’s environmental chief — are groundless. “Since the EPA’s investigation began, Cabot and (state regulators) have undertaken a shameless public campaign against the EPA’s attempt to rescue the victims who are now without potable water and prevent their exposure to hazardous constituents now present in the aquifer,” one of their lawyers, Tate Kunkle, wrote recently. Cabot spokesman George Stark said the company opposed the EPA testing because it creates a false impression about Dimock. “It’s the notion that there must be something wrong there in or-

der for the EPA to either do testing or to deliver water. I think it causes more concern, more mistrust, more misinformation about the industry overall,” he said. In addition to testing scores of water wells, the EPA is paying to deliver fresh water to four homes where the agency cited worrisome levels of manganese, sodium and cancer-causing arsenic. Brian Oram, an independent geologist and water consultant from Northeastern Pennsylvania, said he is puzzled by the agency’s rationale for being in Dimock, since the substances that EPA said it’s most concerned about are naturally occurring and commonly found in the regional groundwater. Nevertheless, Oram supports the EPA testing because it will provide water quality data the parties can trust, and against which future drilling can be measured. Cabot asserts the high methane levels that its own testing has consistently found in the Dimock water wells are naturally occurring and easily remediated. But state regulators have cited “overwhelming evidence,” including chemical fingerprinting, that linked the methane in Dimock’s water supply to improperly cemented gas wells drilled by Cabot.

Sandusky getting only some records Ex-PSU coach wanted prosecutors’ documents to aid defense in abuse case. By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Jerry Sandusky is getting some of the prosecution records he wants to help prepare his criminal defense on child sex abuse charges, but the Attorney General’s Office argued in a court filing Monday that he shouldn’t be provided with other material. The 15-page response by state prosecutors said the former Penn State assistant football coach has no right through the court discovery process to records that consist of grand jury matters, pertain to ongoing investigations or amount to private personal information. They also said Sandusky should not get psychological evaluations regarding purported victims or juvenile arrest records for someone who isn’t a “charged victim.” “The prosecution is not re-

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nia Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources along with the House Game and Fisheries Committee and Governor’s Office, have been contacted by the legislators over the last few days. “We’regoingtobringtogetherall of the parties that can add to the discussion of keeping it a public park and expanding the hours,” Yudichak said. “That’s our goal for the short-term. There needs to be a strong partnership with the county and state.” Mullery said he began reaching out to state agencies after several constituents raised concerns about the park during a public forum he held last week with the Fish and Boat Commission. Talks between the county and state would be a starting point for finding a way to keep the park open, Mullery said. “MoonLakeisasourceofveryaffordablerecreationforfamilies,”he said. “We reached out because something needs to be done imme-

quired to turn over every piece of evidence which might possibly assist the preparation of the defense,” wrote senior deputy attorney general Jonelle H. Eshbach. The document was dated last Wednesday but docketed by Centre County court officials on Monday. Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, said Monday he was reviewing the prosecution’s latest filling and expected to soon add to his request for more information before the trial. Sandusky, 68, is scheduled to go on trial in mid-May on 52 criminal counts accusing him of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15year period. He is confined to his home while awaiting trial and denies the allegations against him. Eshbach said Sandusky’s lawyers have already been given a report of a 1998 investigation of Sandusky by university police, a probe begun after a woman complained that he had showered with her son. No charges were filed as a result. Eshbach said that report was turned over but without psychological reports, juve-

nile arrest records, phone numbers and addresses. She said that if the judge handling the case disagreed with the decision by prosecutors to withhold some records, he should first review them in private before ruling on their disclosure. Amendola said the judge would likely conduct a hearing on pretrial issues next week. The prosecution filing also said that polygraphs haven’t been administered in the Sandusky case and that more than 52,000 emails were obtained. The attorney general’s office refused to disclose a witness list, saying everyone named in the documents could be called to the stand. Grand jury material and related investigative records can only be disclosed by getting permission from the judge who supervises the secret panel, Eshbach wrote. Prosecutors agreed to provide Sandusky with his own employment records and said his lawyers can make arrangements through the state police to view several photographs at issue.

diately considering trout season opens in April and then you have Memorial Day weekend, which are two busy times for the park.” Luzerne County security chief John Robshaw said his department will figure out a way to ensure the park’s gates are opened and closed daily by the time trout season opens on April 14. Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton said he remains open to any alternative strategies to keep the park operating without additional county funding. Prior county commissioners have said they unsuccessfully requestedastatetakeoverofthefacility. Possible alternatives include having state agencies manage certain aspects of the park. Kingston resident Norm Gavlick, who is a commissioner with the PFBC, suggested the possibility of his agency managing the lake and the land around it for fishing and boating. “It could be a way for the county to take that part of the park and not have to worry about it,” Gavlick said, adding the agency already manages a handful of lakes in the county. “If there’s interest with the county we can certainly discuss the possibilities. I think it has poten-

tial.” Wilkes-Barre resident Jay Delaney, who represents the Northeast Region on the PGC’s board, was also interested in the possibility of enrollingsomeoftheparkproperty in the agency’s public access program. The PGC currently manages numerous properties throughout the state that are publicly or privately owned, including Earth Conservancy property in Luzerne County and Beltzville State Park in Carbon County, which is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “This has the potential for a very goodpartnership,andIsupportthe concept,” Delaney said. “It can work, but it always takes a facilitator to bring these things together.” Yudichak and Mullery said they will continue to work to bring both sides to the table. Selling or allowing a private entity to operate the park aren’t options that Yudichak favors. “It concerns me when I hear outright sale or privatization,” he said. “We’ve had good preliminary discussions with DCNR, and these state agencies certainly have a wealth of experience in running theseoperations.That’swhyIwant their input.”

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Jury picked for Christopher Walsh, 29. Another guard to be tried in June. By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – A Luzerne County jury was selected Monday to hear the case of a county prison officer charged with selling drugs to another guard, while a fellow guard will face trial in June on related charges. A trial for Christopher Walsh, 29, of Pittston, began with jury selection, and will continue through Thursday on three drug-related charges, Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. said. Jason Fierman, 36, of WilkesBarre, also appeared in Luzerne

County Court on Monday when he was scheduled to stand trial. His attorneys asked for a continuance to prepare for the case, granted by Senior Judge Kenneth Brown. Brown scheduled Fierman’s two-day trial to begin in June on charges he provided drugs to inmates and other guards in the same investigation. Both men are suspended without pay pending the outcome of the charges, prison Warden Joseph Piazza has previously said. Walsh is represented by attorney Michael Butera, while Fierman is represented by attorneys William Ruzzo and Basil Russin. Deputy Attorney General Tim Doherty is prosecuting both cases. The two men were charged in March 2011 along with two other prison workers, after a 13-month

investigation. After testimony from a number of witnesses before a grand jury, prosecutors learned Walsh allegedly sold cocaine to corrections officers a number of times. Doherty said Monday several federal agents, as well as Joseph Ciampi and John Gonda, will testify at the trial this week. Gonda, 40, of White Haven, also a former guard, was sentenced in November 2010 to one to two years in county prison on charges relating to a $3.6 million cocaine distribution ring based in Ashley and run by members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Gonda was released from prison in July 2011, according to court papers, and paroled to the county’s Day Reporting Center. Ciampi offered testimony to the

grand jury during the investigation and had resigned from his position at the county prison as a guard. Ciampi was not charged in the investigation. In the case against Fierman, prosecutors say he would bring prescriptions of Suboxone to at least one inmate locked up at the prison. Prosecutors say they learned through grand jury testimony that Fierman was supplying the drug to the inmate from 2006 to 2008, a total of about 60 pills. Kevin Warman, 51, of Edwardsville, who had worked as a nursing supervisor at the prison, is scheduled to appear in county court on Thursday on one charge relating to dispensing controlled and noncontrolled drugs to corrections officers and other prison employees.

Man charged with stealing $2,800 in lawn ornaments Michael Anthony Laury allegedly took the items from Dundee Gardens last year. By EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

HANOVER TWP. -- A Nanticoke man accused by Hanover Township police of stealing more than $2,800 worth of items from Dundee Gardens last year was arraigned Monday. Michael Anthony Laury, 33, last known address as East Main Street, was arraigned on two counts of theft, and unrelated counts of receiving stolen

property, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and harassment. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 total bail. Laury was apprehended by Newport Township police Sunday night. Hanover Township police allege Laury stole $2,800 worth of lawn ornaments from Dundee Gardens in early May, according to the criminal complaint. Police received information that the stolen items were inside Laury’s residence. A search warrant was served at the East Main Street residence on May

20, when police recovered most of the stolen items, including stone and bronze statues, ceramic and plastic flower containers, an outdoor fireplace, bird baths, and a rose bush, the criminal complaint says. Laury’s girlfriend, Kyla Higgins, 23, who formerly resided at the East Main Street residence, was sentenced Oct. 6 to six months in the county’s accelerated rehabilitation program, a special probationary program for first-time offenders, on a criminal conspiracy charge. Police alleged Higgins acted as a lookout when Laury stole

the lawn ornaments from the garden center, the complaint says. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on March 13 before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township.

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Michael Daniel Mokshefski Jr. Street on Feb. 23. Williams was talking to allegedly dragged a police Mokshefski, who was seated in officer with his vehicle. his idling Jeep Comanche. WilBy EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

FREELAND – A man accused of dragging a police officer with his vehicle waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Gerald Feissner on Monday. Michael Daniel Mokshefski Jr., 27, of Blakeslee, waived to Luzerne County Court two counts each of aggravated assault and simple assault, and one count each of reckless endangerment, fleeing or attempting to elude police, careless driving and reckless driving. State police at Hazleton withdrew an aggravated assault count against Mokshefski. According to state police: Freeland police Chief Nadine Sist and Officer Matthew Williams were investigating a disturbance involving Mokshefski and three other men on Ridge

liams told Mokshefski to turn off the Jeep’s ignition. When Mokshefski refused, Williams reached in to turn off the ignition key. Mokshefski sped away, dragging Williams about 100 feet before the officer fell and struck his head, state police said. Williams was flown to Geisinger Wyoming Medical Center, Plains Township, where he was treated and released. Mokshefski was pursued on state Route 940 driving the Jeep erratically toward Blakeslee. He abandoned the Jeep and ran into a wooded area, state police said. Mokshefski was apprehended by troopers from Hazleton, Fern Ridge and Lehighton barracks after a massive search. He remains jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail. A formal arraignment is scheduled on May 18 in county court.

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OUR OPINION: DISTRACTED DRIVING

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U READY? Text messages – those brief and usually trivial blasts of information – shouldn’t be deadly to sender or receiver, but they can be if they divert a driver’s eyes from the road. A new law that goes into effect Thursday for motorists in Pennsylvania seeks to prevent needless tragedies by making it illegal, punishable with a $50 fine, to write, send or read a textbased message while driving. Proponents of safe roadways might consider this development 2G2BT (translation: too good to be true). At best, however, this weak law will serve as a deterrent to certain device-toting drivers, while others will go right on LOL-ing and ?-ing. Enforcement will be lax; scofflaws simply can deny they were texting, instead saying they were dialing numbers to place a phone call. Pennsylvania, the 35th state to ban texting while driving, still has not cracked down generally on the use of handheld cell phones by drivers. Certain communities, including Wilkes-Barre, have responded more aggressively than the state government, passing ordinances that forbid most all cell phone use while behind the wheel. Yet drivers routinely can be spotted flouting these local

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rules as they zip along city streets. Meanwhile, the fatalities mount. During 2010 in Pennsylvania, there reportedly were about 13,800 crashes in which distracted driving of some type played a role. Sixty-eight people died. Logic, not a single law or even series of laws, should stop any rational, mature person from thinking he or she can safely operate a moving vehicle while sneaking frequent peeks away from the road. At 55 mph, it takes only a few seconds for your car or truck to go the length of a football field. If not watching the road, you won’t see the stopped vehicle ahead. Or the dog darting into traffic. Or the bicyclist. No text message, ridiculous or serious, is so important that it should ever cause you to take a hand off the steering wheel and potentially endanger a life. The best way to stop distracted driving caused by e-devices is for common-sense people to make the behavior socially unacceptable – like lighting up a cigarette near a baby. Tell violators it’s reckless. It’s wrong. It’s AYOR (at your own risk).

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Fifty countries have mandatory labeling. We’re one of the only developed countries that doesn’t.” Megan Westgate The executive director of the Non-GMO Project, a group that verifies and labels products as free of genetically modified ingredients, recently questioned why American consumers typically have less access to that information about their foods than their counterparts in China and Russia. At least 18 states are now considering laws that would make the labels mandatory.

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benefit Mitt Romney, $14 million on Newt Gingrich’s campaign and $5 million to help Rick Santorum. Super-PACs are so infrequently required to disclose donors and spending that voters didn’t know their true influence in this election season’s early primaries until after the dust had settled. The big PACs’ more troubling siblings, so-called “issues advocacy” organizations, don’t have to disclose donors at all. U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, DMd., introduced a bill requiring the super-PACs and shadow groups to disclose donors and spending every 24 hours on the Web. Van Hollen’s legislation is simple. It merits strong bipartisan support and rapid passage. If it fails, voters might surmise that some secretive groups already may own their representatives. The Philadelphia Inquirer

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adio talk show host Rush Limbaugh managed to get himself involved in another controversy, but other than using a poor choice of words, he was correct in denouncing Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke for her testimony before Congress. What the mainstream broadcast media failed to let their viewers know, and you had to read Ms. Fluke’s biography to realize, she is a left-wing feminist activist. Though she graduated from Cornell University, she apparently picked Georgetown University Law School to attend after reading about its health care policies, noting that birth control and contraception devices were not covered. Georgetown University is a Jesuit institution. The conclusion I drew from reading about Ms. Fluke is that her choice of a college institution to attend seemingly was to bring it to its knees and eventually intimidate it. That’s what bully activists do. Mr. Limbaugh needs to think more clearly before settling on a choice of words to use in the future. Ms. Fluke needs to stop being so cheap and pay for her own contraception, if that’s what she believes in. Hugh E. McGee Williamsport

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n Jan. 28 on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton, a group of concerned people gathered to protest the University of Scranton’s invitation to former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies, whose record is very pro-abortion. There was no protest forthcoming from the area, so a very concerned person, Mr. Jim Burke, arranged a most dignified program that was supported by the Wyoming Valley Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life. The American Society of Tradition, Family and Property provided music with a full band including bagpipes. Prayers followed. Mr. Burke delivered a timely message. About 150 people attended. John Richie of the society showed the crowd a list of more than 8,000 names of people who protested the actions of the university. Can the university overlook the fact that many of these families would have young people who just might have attended the university in the future? News media were in attendance, but not much got into print. The crowd would have been greater had

people known of the rally. A recent article in The Times Leader stated the committee handling the pro-life prayer breakfast, being held on the same day as the rally, said they might announce it at the breakfast, but no announcement was forthcoming. So sad. We applaud Mr. Burke for his concern in arranging this rally, and we also applaud Bishop Joseph Bambera for speaking out in defense of the unborn and informing the university that its decision to give a platform for Margolies was unacceptable. Betty Caffrey President Wyoming Valley Chapter Pennsylvanians for Human Life Wilkes-Barre

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n February, Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled his budget proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The governor’s proposal is a starting point in discussions to craft a state budget, and we appreciate the very difficult challenges that confront Gov. Corbett and the General Assembly in this year’s budget process. As a part of his plan, Gov. Corbett proposed many changes to a variety of state programs. For example, the governor proposed the use of block grants in the human services budget. The administration believes that the state should give more flexibility at the county level. Under the proposed change, the Human Services Development Fund Block Grant would consolidate seven individual human service programs into one block grant. The affected programs include mental health services programs, intellectual disability programs, behavioral health service, homeless assistance, the human services development fund, and drug and alcohol programs. Funding for these programs has been reduced by 20 percent in this year’s budget. In a related development, the state Department of Public Welfare recently announced its intention to invoke its expedited rule-making authority in order to achieve additional savings. Other programs that will be affected

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include subsidized child care eligibility; subsidized child care hearings, overpayments and absence charges; revisions to the special allowance for supportive services requirement; and changes to the state supplementary payment levels. To assist our county in dealing with these issues, the United Way of Wyoming Valley and the United Way of Greater Hazleton will be conducting a town hall meeting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Burke Auditorium on the campus of King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. In Luzerne County, the United Way system annually provides nearly $4 million of support to our area’s health and human services infrastructure. The meeting will feature a presentation by Tony Ross, president of the United Way of Pennsylvania, explaining the governor’s budget proposal, a panel discussion regarding the ramifications and a question-andanswer session. Panelists will be Monsignor Joseph Kelly of Catholic Social Services, Gene Brady of the Commission on Economic Opportunity, Susan Dinofrio of the Child Development Center and Mary Dysleski of Luzerne County Human Services. Charles Barber of The Luzerne Foundation will be the moderator. This is a very important discussion in a very difficult year. Our hope is to have a meaningful dialogue and gain a better understanding of how we can continue to advance the common good in light of the proposed budget cuts. The public is invited to attend. Please contact Gayle by calling (570) 829-6711 ext. 231 or via email at gyedinak@unitedwaywb.org. Bill Jones President United Way of Wyoming Valley and Pat Ward President United Way of Greater Hazleton

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ow could ultraconservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh be so ignorant of women’s health care issues? After all, he has been married four times to four different women over the past 35 years. Perhaps his numerous marriages have clouded his judgment. Because when it comes to a woman developing cystic ovaries and/or endometriosis, marital status is not a factor. Too bad he apparently did not know this. Maybe then he would have thought twice before verbally assaulting Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, who had the courage and conviction to speak up for women’s health care rights. Maureen P. Thede Dallas


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able to claim success once the Super Tuesday results are known. Romney kept his focus on the economy in a final sprint across Ohio, the state that has drawn the most attention and television advertising. Pre-primary polls show him with momentum in a close race with Santorum. “Other people in this race have debated about the economy, they’ve read about the economy, they’ve talked about it in subcommittee hearings,” Romney said dismissively of his opponents. “But I’ve actually been in it. I’ve worked in business, and I understand what it takes to get a business successful and to thrive.” Santorum, who narrowly lost Michigan to Romney last week, said that no matter how much his rival spends, “conservatives will not trust him, will not rally around him this primary season. ... We will be the nominee.” He said he looked forward to the day when Gingrich drops out and clears the way for him to challenge Romney one-on-one. “And when we do that, we’ll win,” Santorum said. Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, was having none of it. Seemingly confident of a primary victory in Georgia, where he launched his political career more than three decades ago, he

unveiled a new television commercial in Tennessee promising to reduce the rising cost of gasoline. Eager to demonstrate his staying power, he said the commercial would soon begin running in Alabama and Mississippi, which hold primaries next week, and he announced a list of supporters in Kansas, where caucuses are on the schedule for Saturday. Gingrich linked oil, Iran and war in remarks at a rally in Alcoa, Tenn. “We should indicate calmly and decisively that any threat to close the Straits of Hormuz would be considered an act of war and we will eliminate the government of Iran,” he said. About 20 percent of the world’s oil exports pass through the Straits of Hormuz. The fourth man in the race, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, campaigned in Idaho after a weekend visit to Alaska, where he hopes to claim his first victory of the campaign. Romney has won four contests in a row, including a double-digit victory in Washington state caucuses on Saturday. He has 203 delegates in the Associated Press count, while Santorum has 92, Gingrich 33 and Paul 25. It takes 1,144 to win the nomination at the convention in Tampa, Fla., next summer. Romney’s itinerary on Monday underscored the extent to which the campaign for the nomination has changed from closely watched statewide contests into to an all-out battle for individual delegates. While he hoped to win the Ohio primary outright, he ar-

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ly incredible.” Throughout Luzerne County, school calendars have been kept mostly intact thanks to a mild winter. Joanne LaBounty, a hydrometeorologist with the National Weather Service in Binghamton, N.Y., said 18.5 inches of snow has fallen at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Pittston Township since July 1, 2011. The historical average by this point of the season is 35.4 inches. Even with snow a rare sight in these parts this winter, Mother Nature was still able to alter the school schedule. Historic flooding caused almost all of the 11 school districts in Luzerne County to close for at least one day in September. Schools in some districts, like Lake-Lehman, became recovery centers for flood victims. At seven, Wyoming Area canceled the most days of school because of the flood. Only the Crestwood School District in Mountain Top is currently able to say that not one day of school has been canceled this academic year. Plenty of flood days Raymond Bernardi, superintendent at Wyoming Area, said he had originally set the last day of school for June 1, with the ex-

ture, a super PAC that backs Gingrich, nearly $470,000. In Georgia, where Gingrich acknowledged he must win, the pro-Romney super PAC spent about $1.5 million in hopes of holding the former House speaker below 50 percent of the vote, the threshold needed to maximize his delegate take.

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you want to see in the future,” Hosier said. Judy Aita, co-chairwoman of the visioning meeting – the first flood recovery meeting for the entire community – was heartened by the attendance. She said a FEMA team member told her Monday’s meeting was the bestattended town meeting the team has ever had in Pennsylvania. FEMA recovery team leader Shea Christilaw, a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, said she “expected no less … because I know how passionate you are about your community.” Christilaw said the first step was to come up with things they would love to see in West Pittston and then share their ideas. The next step would be to come to a consensus. “Those are the things we want to tackle first,” she said. Each table of 10 to 14 citizens was asked to write down and/or draw some of their favorite things in the community – West Pittston’s assets – on the white paper tablecloths covering their tables. In about 10 minutes, words such as library, beautiful homes,

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FEMA representative Debbie Lesinski, center, listens to Sandra and Trent Grove during a brainstorming session for West Pittston at a meeting held at Wyoming Area High School on Monday.

river, bridges, tree lawns and people helping people were scrawled down with colored markers, along with pictures of some of these things. They were then given about 20 minutes to brainstorm – draw and write down things they would love to see in their hometown if they had an unlimited budget. Joan Pribula said several people at her table want to see an hispectation that snow days would be added to the end of the calendar and school would dismiss the first or second week of June. “I thought we’d get snow, but instead we got flood,” Bernardi said. The seven days will be added to the end of the school calendar, and if there are no snow days before April 10, that day will also be used as a makeup day. The last day of school is tentatively set for June 12, but graduation will take place June 8. Crestwood Superintendent Dave McLaughlin-Smith said he cannot recall a school year making it through to June without a day off because of weather. With the last day of school in the district scheduled for June 8, there’s only three months standing in the way of history. “This year was a little unusual,” said Dallas Superintendent Frank Galicki. “We certainly lucked out with the snow days.” He said there have been years when cancelling just one or two days due to snow was seen as catching a break. But this is the first time he can recall entering March without a snow cancellation. But Antonelli offered a word of caution. “It’s early as winters go in NEPA,” he said, noting that in 1997 Hazleton Area and most other area districts had to cancel classes in April because of a snowstorm. Snowstorms in April also closed some area schools in 2000.

toric bank building saved. Anita and Angelo Montante drew pictures of a youth center and a park with walking trails. Linda Abner, whose suggestions included a beach and picnic area at the riverfront, noted that her home was not damaged by the flood. “I just feel an obligation to pay it forward because we were spared,” she explained as her reason for attending. Other ideas ranged from fixing

potholes to creating themed storefronts, building a levee with walking and bicycle trails to athletic fields, a swimming pool, an expanded library. The small teams picked the top three ideas at their tables and a leader from each table shared them with the room. Recurring themes were flood protection – whether in the form of a levee or removing islands from the river thought to exacer-

bate flooding – as well as betterpaved streets, sidewalks and tree parks, things to attract businesses, better street lighting, a community center and recreation venues, including a revitalized riverfront. The participants were asked to come back to the next meeting at St. Cecilia’s Center on March 19 to help continue the process and help come to a consensus on which projects to pursue. Lisa Scalzo, whose York Avenue home took on 3 feet of water in the flooding, said she attended the meeting looking for some hope. “The town is a mess. It’s awful. It’s been discouraging. I just want to see what the possibilities are.” After the meeting ended, Scalzo said the “overwhelming attendance was encouraging and comforting. I guess I’m a little excited – cautiously excited – about the idea of improving infrastructure and bringing some more modern amenities.”

School calendars still must be tweaked Area districts have many different plans for making up days lost because of flooding. By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

In a typical year, most school districts begin figuring out when to schedule makeup days for snow days that caused the cancellation of classes. And while this has been anything but a typical year, districts still have to tweak calendars because of weather. In past years, there have been so many weather days that other days on the calendar that were to be “off” days such as Holy Thursday or Presidents’ Day have been used as makeup days. In Northwest Area School District, rather than adding makeup days for the three flood-caused cancellations from September to the end of the calendar in June, the district will have students attend classes on April 2, 3 and 4. Those days were to be scheduled off for spring break in the week leading up to Easter Sunday, but now students will be off only April 5, 6 and 9. Hanover Area had to cancel two days of classes in September after the Susquehanna River crested at 42.66 feet, topping the record set during Tropical Storm

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Agnes in 1972. They’ll be made up on Easter Monday and Holy Thursday, so the last day of classes will remain June 6 with graduation June 8. Lake-Lehman School District also canceled two days in September and will make them up on June 4 and 5, pushing the final day of classes to June 6 with graduation scheduled for June 13. Hazleton Area was set to dismiss on May 31, but will add a day to make up for a September cancellation due to the flood. The last day of classes is now June 1. Wilkes-Barre Area had two flood-caused cancellations and will likely add them to the end of the school year, Superintendent Jeff Namey said. He said the matter will be brought before the board at next Wednesday’s meeting. Wyoming Valley West needed to close school for three days because of the flooding, but rather than making them up in June, the district scheduled in-session days March 9, which will be a half-day, April 10 and April 11. June 7 is still the scheduled date for graduation and June 8 is the scheduled final day of classes for all grades. Greater Nanticoke Area had to cancel two days because of flooding in September. Superintendent Tony Perrone has asked the

Department of Education to grant the district a reprieve for those two days, but he said he has not heard back on his request. Districts in Pennsylvania are required to have 180 student in-session days each academic year. Perrone said he doubts the state will allow it, so he’s looking at either adding the days to the end of the school year, which is currently set to be June 6, or by scheduling classes during Easter break. Pittston Area had three school days lost to flooding and will make them up in June. The last day for classes and graduation is now June 8. Dallas was already in a jam because it started its school year later than normal to allow completion of the district’s new high school, which opened Sept. 14, so the lack of snow days will help the situation. Dallas Superintendent Frank Galicki said the flood days will take the last day of classes from the originally intended June11to the now scheduled June 13. “Hopefully, we don’t get any snow days,” Galicki said, noting how late into June classes already are scheduled to occur. He said the district would, if need be, figure out a way to get the students out by mid-June, even if it means Saturday classes or using scheduled off days.

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Saints payments to players similar to stickers on helmets for pre-teens to Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott. By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer

To Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott, the thousands of dollars New Orleans Saints players were paid under their bounty system from 2009-11 is not all that different from the helmet stickers handed out at lower levels of the game. Little rewards for big plays are as

much a part of football as runs and passes. “I never played the game to take away somebody’s livelihood. Have I hurt people? Yes. I got paid Williams to make interceptions. I got paid to cause fumbles. And I got paid to make big hits,” said Lott, who was with the 49ers, Raiders and Jets during his NFL career from 198194. “It goes back to when I was 10. Somebody said that if you did one of those

things, you would get a sticker on your helmet. In college, they gave you that recognition if you did well,” Lott said in a telephone interview Monday. “So, no. I’m not really surprised by it.” Nor, it seems, should anyone. “The fact that guys in a football locker room would talk about and reward each other when they take one of their opponents out of the game — that’s not surprising at all. It probably happens from the high school level on up. This is not an odd thing. Now the cash rewards and the coach approval? That formalizes it and takes it to another level,” said Jay Coakley, professor emer-

itus in the sociology department at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. “But we shouldn’t be surprised at all that the football culture would give rise to someone wanting to take another player out, even if there weren’t something extra on the line,” Coakley added. “That’s just obvious.” Commissioner Roger Goodell summoned former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to meet with NFL investigators Monday to discuss whether he also offered bounties while See BOUNTIES, Page 6B

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Drug use was fine at Syracuse?

Orange program reports violations, use of ineligible players after failed tests. The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University has self-reported possible violations of its internal drug policy and an NCAA inquiry is under way, according to school officials. Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs for the university, says the inquiry does not involve current student-athletes. In a report Monday, Yahoo said a three-month investigation it conducted showed that the Syracuse men’s basketball program failed to adhere to the drug policy while playing ineligible players over the past decade. The report, which citied anonymous sources, said at least 10 players since 2001 had tested positive for a banned recreational substance or substances. The sources said all10 players were allowed to practice and play at times when they should have been suspended by the athletic department, including instances when some may not have known of their own ineligibility. The report did not identify See SYRACUSE, Page 6B

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‘Nails’ gets three years in prison By GREG RISLING Associated Press Writer

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. — Disgraced ex-New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra on Monday was sentenced to three years in a California state prison after pleading no contest Dykstra to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig sentenced Dykstra after refusing to allow him to withdraw his plea and said the scam to lease high-end automobiles from dealerships by providing fraudulent information and claiming credit through a phony business showed sophistication and

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Andy Schutz, top, of Wyoming Area flips Lake-Lehman’s Austin Harry during a match in December.

Schutz aiming to make history for Warriors By DAVE ROSENGRANT drosengrant@timesleader.com

Ten days ago, Andy Schutz set a schoolrecord with his third consecutive District 2 championship. Three days ago, the Wyoming Area junior became the first Warrior to qualify for the PIAA Championships in more than 10 years. Beginning Thursday, he will try to become just the fifth grappler in school history to earn a state medal. As a freshman, Schutz placed fourth at the Class 2A Northeast Regional and last year, he finished one win shy of reaching the medal bout. But this year, he finally got over that hump. He enters the state tournament with a 30-3 record this season and 96 career wins. “That was the happiest I ever was to

Rory McIlroy

See NAILS, Page 5B

Up Next What: PIAA Championships When: Thursday through Saturday Where: Giant Center, Hershey Local Flavor: Nine wrestlers from the WVC will participate. At Stake: The top eight in each weight class earn a state medal.

was the first in Drexel history to earn four NCAA Championship bids. Assistant coach Joe Rovelli won a state title for Meyers in 2004, was state runnerup in 2003 and took eighth in 2002. He was a four-time state qualifier before a solid college career at Hofstra, where he was a four-time national qualifier. Both have played an important role for the 132-pounder this season. “They just help on everything, with my whole technique and everything,” Schutz added. “My whole wrestling game has just improved so much. These guys are Division I wrestlers so they know it all to say the least.” Only five other Wyoming Area wrestlers have won two district championships, with the most recent being in 1995

take third-place,” Schutz said about his 4-3 victory over Bucktail freshman Demetri Probst on Saturday night. “It’s never easy down there, but Hershey was the overall goal.” Helping him along in the process is first-year head coach Steve Mytych, who was a four-time state qualifier and twotime state medalist, taking fourth as a junior and eighth as a sophomore. All four years, he won at least one match at the PIAA Championships. After that run, he See SCHUTZ, Page 5B

GOLF

Young McIlroy takes No. 1 ranking, ‘Boy Wonder’ hype right in stride By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Rory McIlroy made quite a first impression in America, even when he lost. He made his pro debut on American soil in the Arizona desert at the 2009 Match Play Championship. As a 19-yearold, McIlroy advanced to the quarterfinals and threw everything he had at Geoff Ogilvy until losing on the 17th hole. Ogilvy, who went on to win his third World Golf Championship that week, recalls riding back to the clubhouse with his caddie, Allistair “Squirrel” Matheson, both of them realizing that the landscape was about to change. “I played so good that day,” Ogilvy said Sunday morning from his home in California. “I birdied 15, 16 and 17 and halved all three holes. We were way un-

der par that day. Both Squirrel and I said, ‘This guy is going to be unbelievable.’ And then Squirrel said, ‘If you want to be No. 1, you’re going to have to be better than this guy.’ Because not many people in the world will be better than that.” Never mind that Tiger Woods was No. 1 in the world by miles, and would go on to win seven times that year. There was something special about this freckled-face kid with brown curls spilling out from under his cap, who played the game with a delightful mixture of joy and reckless abandon. “Since that first day I saw him play, he was a level above us,” Ogilvy said. Their premonition came true when McIlroy won the Honda Classic in fashion befitting the No. 1 player in the world. See MCILROY, Page 6B

PAUL SOKOLOSKI OPINION

Mountaineers have truly made a splash

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ust for the record, Jake Chielli wants everyone to know he’s not swimming upstream at a football school. Neither are any of his Dallas High School teammates anymore. Not after the Mountaineers captured their third consecutive District 2 Class 2A boys swimming and diving championship this weekend. That’s the type of dominance the Dallas football program’s become known for. But swimming? That’s a sport normally submerged under Dallas’ perennial gridiron success. Until the boys in the pool started making such a splash. “People in the school respect the swimmers. Even the football players,” said Chielli, who transferred from Wyoming Seminary to Dallas prior to his sophomore school year. “I used to play football myself. I stopped when I came to Dallas, just because I wanted to pursue swimming.” It seems as if Chielli made the right decision. He captured his third straight district championship in the 50-yard freestyle Friday, then came back to conclude his district run by swimming the leadoff leg – and gaining a body-length lead – for Dallas championship 400-yard freestyle relay team. That helped the Mountaineers to a district team three-peat unprecedented in their swimming history. “A lot of hard work went into this,” Chielli said. That’s obvious. Because before head coach Romayne Mosier took over the program and Chielli came aboard in 2010, Dallas wasn’t exactly a destination for district medals. “I had no idea we would blossom to this point,” Chielli laughed. “But I can tell you that it’s great. I just had a lot of great teammates. We all know the fact of our accomplishments. We never would have expected it.” Those teammates changed with time. Last year’s talented, senior-laden roster stuffed with 23 swimmers who went unbeaten through two Wyoming Valley Conference seasons gave way to a group of 11 boys in 2011-12 speckled with underclassmen. The Mountaineers still kept winning. “We had less boys this year,” Mosier said. “But we had quality.” That was enough to warrant another trip to the state championships for a contingent of Dallas boys determined to uphold the winning tradition Chielli and his first group of Mountaineers teammates started. “They knew they had to do their best to maintain their title for a third straight year,” Mosier said. It was a bunch of different names standing up for Dallas as this year’s district finals. Junior Brian Stepniak, a pitcher off the baseball team whose older sister Stacey once starred for the Dallas girls, captured the 100-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke. Fellow junior Marcus Wagner won the 500 and 200 freestyles for Dallas. Sophomore Patrick Gelso and freshman Reid Luksic both earned big team points with top-five finishes in two separate events. And then there was Chielli, winning the 50 free and leading two relay teams to victory in his final run through district waters. “I was just trying to give it my all,” Chielli said, “leave it all in the pool. “And go out with a bang.” That’s a sound normally heard on football Saturdays around Dallas. But as the Mountaineers proved in the pool, you don’t have to wear a helmet to impact a football school.

Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at psokoloski@timesleader.com.


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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

BULLETIN BOARD MEETINGS Nanticoke Area Little League will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Nanticoke High School. Board Members are to meet at 7 p.m. Heights Packers Booster Club will be meeting Sunday at 7 p.m. at Stanton Lanes Meeting Room. Crestwood Football Booster Club will be meeting Sunday at 6 p.m. at Tony’s Pizzeria. Any questions, please call Sherry at 855-6938. Dallas Softball Booster Club will be holding a meeting today at Leggio’s in Dallas at 7 p.m. Parents of girls in grades 7-12 who will be playing should attend. For more information, call Bill Kern at 4985991 or Brent Berger at 793-1126. Luzerne County Federation of Sportsmen will meet at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 609, corner of Lee Park Ave and St. Mary’s Rd. Interested sportsmen are cordially invited and club delegates are urged to attend. Wyoming Area Baseball - Meet the Warriors Committee will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. in room 129 at the high school. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Wilkes-Barre Girls Softball League will hold registrations today at Rodano’s on Public Square from 6-8 p.m. The fast-pitch league accepts girls born between July 1, 1994, and Dec. 31, 2007, for its four divisions of play. There is no residency requirement. For more information, call 822-3991 or log onto www.wbgsl.com. Swoyersville Little League Baseball and Softball ages 5-12; junior division, ages 13-14; senior division, ages 13-16; will hold registrations Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the borough building. Cost is $30 for T-Ball and $50 for other leagues. Family rate is $10 for each additional child, but doesn’t apply to junior or senior divisions. For more information, call Dave at 899-3750. Beginner to Intermediate Field Hockey Players will have hold signups for the upcoming season beginning April 15 to May 20. There will be a total of 6 training/game play sessions every Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will have gear & sticks for sale for those who have never played. To register visit our website: www.kapowfh.com and print/complete/mail the Youth Spring Training Flier on the Homepage. Wyoming Valley NEPA Warriors Basketball Organization will hold tryouts today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with registrations for tryouts starting at 5:30 p.m. The tryouts are open to boys in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and will be held at Good Shepherd Academy, 316 N. Maple Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704. Players are asked to ware a shirt with a number. Cost is $10. For more information visit www.NEPAWarriors.com South Wilkes-Barre Little League will be holding its final signups for this season on Thursday at the parent teacher conference at Kistler and Heights elementary schools. Players ages 4 through 14 are eligible to play.Cost is $45 per player, $60 per family for t ball through little league, and $55 or $80 for family for Junior league. There will also be a $30 deposit for lottery ticket fundraiser. More information on our web site at www.swblittleleague.com.

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOFTBALL Elizabethtown at Misericordia (in Myrtle Beach), 9 a.m. Immaculata at King’s (in Myrtle Beach), 9:30 a.m. Swarthmore College at King’s (in Myrtle Beach), 11:30 a.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Wilkes at Trinity Washington, Noon Catholic University at Misericordia 2 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASEBALL Penn State Berk at King’s (in Myrtle Beach), 9 a.m. Penn State-Harrisburg at Wilkes (in Myrtle Beach), 9 a.m. Lebanon Valley at Misericordia (in Myrtle Beach), 4 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Berry at Misericordia 7 p.m. COLLEGE TENNIS Kings at Kissimmee, FL, TBA

WENESDAY, MAR. 7 WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOFTBALL Miami University at King’s (in Myrtle Beach), 9:30 a.m. Bluefield College at King’s (in Myrtle Beach), 11:30 a.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASEBALL Averett University at Wilkes (in Myrtle Beach), 9 a.m. Susquehanna at Misericordia (in Myrtle Beach), Noon COLLEGE TENNIS Kings at Kissimmee, FL, TBA

THURSDAY, MAR. 8 HS WRESTLING PIAA Championships at Giant Center, Hershey WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOFTBALL Moravian at Misericordia, 11 a.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASEBALL Lebanon Valley at Misericordia, 3:30 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSS Medaille at Misericordia, 10 a.m. COLLEGE TENNIS Kings at Kissimmee, FL, TBA

FRIDAY, MAR. 9 HS WRESTLING PIAA Championships at Giant Center, Hershey WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOFTBALL Lebanon Valley at Misericordia, 9 a.m. Arcadia at King’s (in Salisbury, Md.), 10 a.m. Stevenson at Wilkes (in Salisbury, Md.), 10 a.m. Emerson at Misericordia, 11 a.m. Frostburg State at Wilkes (in Salisbury, Md.), Noon Shenandoah at King’s (in Salisbury, Md.), Noon MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Tampa at Misericordia, 7 p.m. COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA

SATURDAY, MAR. 10 HS WRESTLING PIAA Championships at Giant Center, Hershey WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOFTBALL D’Youville College at King’s (in Salisbury, Md),10 a.m. Washington and Jefferson at King’s (in Salisbury, Md.), Noon Shenandoah at Wilkes (in Salisbury, Md.), Noon Salisbury University at Wilkes (in Salisbury, Md.), 2 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASEBALL Delaware Valley at Misericordia, 9 a.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE

Hanover Area Little League will be holding an additional registration for this season on Saturday from 9:30 am until 11:00 am in the cafeteria at the Hanover Area High School. All children residing in Warrior Run, Sugar Notch & Hanover Twp., excluding Preston & Newtown, ages 4-16 as of April 30, 2012 are eligible to play. Registration costs are $45 per player (ages 4-12) or $75 per family of 2 or more. Cost for Junior/Senior League ages 13-16 is $65 per player. Northwest Area Little League final registrations will be held at the Northwest High school cafeteria today from 6-8 p.m. visit www.eteamz.com/nwall for info. Nanticoke Area Little League will have final tryouts for 7 through 12 year old girls softball at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ed. Center Cafe. Boys baseball tryouts will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the same location. Anyone not on a major team must tryout. Please call Wade 735-0189 for more information. Sign ups for t-ball, coach pitch and 13 through 16 year old boys and girls will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 10 at fieldhouse behind the high school. Plains Soccer Association will hold registrations for our upcoming 2012 Fall Soccer Season from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Plains American Legion, Carey Street, Plains, on the following dates: March 25, April 1, April 11 and April 15. Age groups from U6 thru U18 will be accepted. Eligible players must be 4 years of age by Aug. 1, 2012. New players must show proof of age. Forms can be printed in advance at our web address www.plainssoccer.com. LEAGUES County Line Girls Softball League is a newly formed ASA REC league comprised of teams from Dupont, Taylor, Minooka and Scranton, the league is looking for teams in age groups from 7 to 17 interested in playing. For more info call Bob at 881-8744. UPCOMING EVENTS Freeland MMI’s Annual Basketball Tournament will be held March 9-11. The tournament will have four divisions: seventh grade boys, seventh grade girls, eighth grade boys and eighth grade girls. The cost for the tournament is $150 and all teams are guaranteed three games. For more information, call Joe at 814-1350 or by email at freelandnews@hotmail.com. Freeland YMCA will host various basketball tournaments throughout March and April. The schedule is as follows: March 9-11 is fourth grade boys, March 16-18 is seventh grade boys, March 23-25 is fifth grade boys, March 30-April 1 is fourth and sixth grade girls, April 13-15 is sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys. The cost for all tournaments is $125 and all teams are guaranteed three games. For more information, contact the YMCA at 636-3640 or by email at freelandymca@verizon.net. Applications and more information is available at freelandymca.com. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

Cazenovia College at King’s, 1 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE King’s at Lycoming, 1 p.m. COLLEGE WRESTLING NCAA Division III Tournament, 10 a.m.

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CYCLING 4:30 p.m. NBCSN — Paris-Nice, stage 3, Vierzon to Le Lac de Vassiviere, France (same-day tape)

MLB BASEBALL

1 p.m. SNY — Preseason, St. Louis at N.Y. Mets

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Noon ESPN2 — Big East Conference, first round, teams TBD, at New York 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Big East Conference, first round, teams TBD, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Sun Belt Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Hot Springs, Ark. 9 p.m. ESPN — Horizon League, championship game, teams and site TBD ESPN2 — Summit League, championship game, teams TBD, at Sioux Falls, S.D.

NBA BASKETBALL

7:30 p.m. YES — New Jersey at Miami 8:30 p.m. MSG — New York at Dallas

NHL HOCKEY

7 p.m. CSN — Detroit at Philadelphia MSG2, PLUS --- N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey 9 p.m. NBCSN — Minnesota at Colorado

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

7 p.m. ESPN — Big East Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Hartford, Conn.

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Lendy Castillo, RHP Casey Coleman, RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Marcos Mateo, RHP Jeff Samardzija, RHP Casey Weathers, LHP Jeff Beliveau, LHP John Gaub, LHP Scott Maine, LHP James Russell, LHP Travis Wood, C Welington Castillo, C Steve Clevenger, INF Darwin Barney, INF Adrian Cardenas, INF Starlin Castro, INF Bryan LaHair, INF Junior Lake, INF Anthony Rizzo, INF Josh Vitters, OF Tony Campana, OF Dave Sappelt and OF Matt Szczur on one-year contracts.

FOOTBALL

National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Released CB Domonique Foxworth.

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AMERICA’S LINE BY ROXY ROXBOROUGH CIRCULAR REPORT: On the NBA board, the Hawks - Pacers circle is for numerous Atlanta injuries. Follow Eckstein on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vegasvigorish. NO LINE REPORT: On the NBA board, there is no line on the Heat - Nets game due to Miami guard Dwyane Wade (questionable) and forward Chris Bosh (probable). BOXING REPORT: In the WBA super welterweight title fight on May 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is -$700 vs. Miguel Cotto at +$500; in the WBA/IBF welterweight title fight on May 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Amir Khan is -$500 vs. Lamont Peterson at +$400; in the WBO welterweight title fight on June 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is -$400 vs. Timothy Bradley at +$300. or N Texas

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3.5

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Horizon Conference Tournament VALPARAISO

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11

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-$160/ +$140

BLUE JACKETS

FLYERS

-$125/ +$105

Red Wings

CAPITALS

-$150/ +$130

Hurricanes

Favorite

DEVILS

-$110/$110

Rangers

Bruins

-$155/ +$135

MAPLE LEAFS

LIGHTNING

-$120/ even

Senators

BLUES

-$150/ +$130

Blackhawks

PREDATORS

-$145/ +$125

Kings

AVALANCHE

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-$185/ +$165

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1.5

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BUFFALO BILLS—Signed WR Stevie Johnson to a contract extension. DALLAS COWBOYS—Desginated LB Anthony Spencer as the franchise player. DENVER BRONCOS—Designated K Matt Prater as the franchise player. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Agreed to terms with DE Robert Mathis. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Designated K Josh Scobee as the franchise player. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Designated WR Dwayne Bowe as the franchise player. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Designated WR Wes Welker as the franchise player. NEW YORK GIANTS—Designated P Steve Weatherford as the franchise player. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Re-signed OL Jeremy Zuttah to a four-year contract. TENNESSEE TITANS—Designated S Michael Griffin as the franchise player. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Released OL Junius Coston.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League DALLAS MAVERICKS—Recalled F Sean Williams from Texas (NBADL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Recalled D Doug Janik, F Chris Conner and G Jordan Pearce from Grand Rapids (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Recalled F Andreas Engqvist from Hamilton (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned G Braden Holtby to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League GRAND RAPID GRIFFINS—Announced G Tom McCollum was reassigned to the team from Toledo (ECHL). Recalled D Bryan Rufenach from Toledo.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION—Waived MF Ryan Kinne and forward Zack Schilawski. PHILADELPHIA UNION—Signed F Cristhian Hernandez.

COLLEGE

BROWN—Announced it will not renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Jesse Agel. GEORGE WASHINGTON—Fired women’s basketball coach Mike Bozeman. NEBRASKA-KEARNEY—Named Andy Siegal offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. SAINT AUGUSTINE’S—Announced it will not renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Ken Spencer. WINTHROP—Fired men’s basketball coach Randy Peele.

H O C K E Y

East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Norfolk ................... 60 39 18 1 2 81 214 159 Penguins.............. 58 33 18 2 5 73 186 174 Hershey ................. 59 31 19 4 5 71 197 172 Syracuse ............... 58 24 26 4 4 56 182 190 Binghamton........... 59 23 32 2 2 50 160 189 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Bridgeport ............. 56 31 19 3 3 68 172 156 Connecticut........... 58 29 19 5 5 68 172 160 Albany .................... 58 27 22 6 3 63 150 165 Adirondack............ 58 28 27 2 1 59 158 165 Springfield ............. 59 27 27 3 2 59 166 181 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................ 58 31 19 3 5 70 163 155 Chicago ................. 58 31 22 2 3 67 161 149 Peoria .................... 60 31 26 2 1 65 177 165 Milwaukee ............. 57 30 23 2 2 64 162 147 Rockford................ 59 26 26 2 5 59 164 187 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto .................. 59 32 20 5 2 71 174 143 Rochester.............. 59 28 22 6 3 65 172 175 Lake Erie ............... 60 30 25 2 3 65 148 168 Grand Rapids........ 56 25 22 5 4 59 179 177 Hamilton ................ 58 26 26 1 5 58 145 174 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City...... 58 35 17 2 4 76 167 133 San Antonio .......... 58 32 23 2 1 67 146 155 Abbotsford ............ 58 31 22 3 2 67 139 147 Houston ................. 56 26 18 3 9 64 151 151 Texas ..................... 57 25 28 2 2 54 168 182 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday's Games Penguins 3, Adirondack 2 Lake Erie 2, Charlotte 1, OT Connecticut 3, Manchester 2 Portland 3, Worcester 2, SO Texas 4, Abbotsford 1 Syracuse 2, Albany 1 Bridgeport 6, Providence 3 Hershey 2, Springfield 1, OT Hamilton 1, Grand Rapids 0 Chicago 4, Oklahoma City 1 St. John’s 5, Binghamton 2 Rochester 3, Toronto 2, OT Monday's Games No games scheduled Today's Games Manchester at Portland, 11 a.m. Houston at Abbotsford, 4 p.m. Bridgeport at Worcester, 7 p.m. St. John’s at Penguins, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Binghamton at Toronto, 11 a.m. Oklahoma City at Peoria, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m. Grand Rapids at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Abbotsford, 10 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers............... 64 42 15 7 91 179 133 Pittsburgh .................... 64 38 21 5 81 207 167 Philadelphia ................ 64 36 21 7 79 210 191 New Jersey ................. 65 36 24 5 77 180 175 N.Y. Islanders.............. 66 28 29 9 65 155 195 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 64 38 23 3 79 209 150 Ottawa .......................... 67 34 25 8 76 202 198 Buffalo.......................... 65 30 27 8 68 162 183 Toronto ........................ 65 30 28 7 67 194 201 Montreal....................... 66 25 31 10 60 170 184 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida .......................... 65 31 22 12 74 163 184 Winnipeg...................... 66 31 27 8 70 173 186 Washington ................. 65 32 28 5 69 172 184 Tampa Bay................... 65 31 28 6 68 184 219 Carolina ....................... 65 24 27 14 62 171 197 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis....................... 66 41 18 7 89 169 131 Detroit .......................... 66 43 20 3 89 209 153 Nashville ...................... 65 38 20 7 83 184 166 Chicago........................ 67 36 24 7 79 202 195 Columbus .................... 65 20 38 7 47 153 214 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 66 41 17 8 90 209 161 Colorado ...................... 67 34 29 4 72 171 180 Calgary ........................ 66 29 25 12 70 159 181 Minnesota.................... 66 28 28 10 66 143 180 Edmonton .................... 64 25 33 6 56 170 192 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix........................ 65 33 23 9 75 170 165 Dallas ........................... 66 35 26 5 75 174 178 San Jose ...................... 64 33 24 7 73 179 163 Los Angeles ................ 65 30 23 12 72 142 139 Anaheim ...................... 66 28 28 10 66 166 186 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday's Games Dallas 3, Calgary 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3 N.Y. Islanders 1, New Jersey 0 Chicago 2, Detroit 1 Florida 4, Ottawa 2 Philadelphia 1, Washington 0 Colorado 2, Minnesota 0 Monday's Games Phoenix 2, Pittsburgh 1 Winnipeg 3, Buffalo 1 Edmonton at Anaheim, late Today's Games Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. Montreal at Calgary, 9 p.m. Dallas at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts St. John’s .............. 56 34 15 5 2 75 Worcester.............. 56 25 20 4 7 61 Manchester ........... 60 29 28 0 3 61 Portland ................. 58 27 25 3 3 60 Providence............ 60 26 28 3 3 58

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GA 163 151 174 192 174

B A S K E T B A L L National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia ................... 22 16 .579 Boston ............................ 19 17 .528 New York ....................... 18 19 .486 Toronto ........................... 12 25 .324 New Jersey .................... 12 26 .316 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami............................. 28 9 .757 Orlando ......................... 24 14 .632 Atlanta ........................... 22 15 .595 Washington .................. 8 28 .222 Charlotte ....................... 4 31 .114 Central Division W L Pct Chicago......................... 31 8 .795 Indiana .......................... 23 12 .657 Milwaukee..................... 14 23 .378 Cleveland...................... 13 22 .371 Detroit ........................... 12 26 .316 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio ................... 25 12 .676 Memphis ........................ 22 15 .595 Dallas.............................. 22 16 .579 Houston.......................... 21 17 .553 New Orleans .................. 9 28 .243 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City ............. 29 8 .784 Denver .......................... 21 17 .553 Minnesota..................... 19 19 .500 Portland......................... 18 19 .486 Utah............................... 17 19 .472 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers .................. 22 13 .629 L.A. Lakers..................... 23 14 .622 Phoenix .......................... 17 20 .459 Golden State .................. 14 20 .412 Sacramento ................... 12 25 .324 Saturday's Games Atlanta 97, Oklahoma City 90 Orlando 114, Milwaukee 98 Washington 101, Cleveland 98 Indiana 102, New Orleans 84 Memphis 100, Detroit 83 Dallas 102, Utah 96 Minnesota 122, Portland 110 Sunday's Games Boston 115, New York 111, OT L.A. Lakers 93, Miami 83 New Jersey 104, Charlotte 101 Toronto 83, Golden State 75 L.A. Clippers 105, Houston 103, OT Chicago 96, Philadelphia 91 Phoenix 96, Sacramento 88 Denver 99, San Antonio 94 Monday's Games Utah 109, Cleveland 100 Orlando 92, Toronto 88 Golden State 120, Washington 100 Chicago 92, Indiana 72 Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 91 Minnesota 95, L.A. Clippers 94 Milwaukee 97, Philadelphia 93 Sacramento at Denver, late New Orleans at Portland, late Today's Games Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m. Houston at Boston, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Miami, 7:30 p.m. New York at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

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Today's Games EAST Penn at Princeton, 7:30 p.m. TOURNAMENTS Atlantic 10 Conference first round, at campus sites Big East Conference first round, at New York Big Sky Conference semifinals, at regular-season champion Horizon League championship, at higher seed Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first round, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Summit League championship, at Sioux Falls, S.D. Sun Belt Conference championship, at Hot Springs, Ark. Wednesday, March 7 TOURNAMENTS Big East Conference second round, at New York Big Sky Conference championship, at regular-season champion Big 12 Conference first round, at Kansas City, Mo. Conference USA first round, at Memphis, Tenn. Mid-American Conference second round, at Cleveland Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinals, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Northeast Conference championship, at higher seed Pacific-12 Conference first round, at Los Angeles Patriot League championship, at higher seed Southland Conference first round, at Katy, Texas Southwestern Athletic Conference first round, at Garland, Texas Thursday, March 8 TOURNAMENTS Atlantic Coast Conference first round, at Atlanta Big East Conference quarterfinals, at New York Big Ten Conference first round, at Indianapolis Big 12 Conference quarterfinals, at Kansas City, Mo. Big West Conference first round, at Anaheim, Calif. Conference USA quarterfinals, at Memphis, Tenn. Great West Conference first round, at Chicago Mid-American Conference third round, at Cleveland Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinals, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Mountain West Conference first round, at Las Vegas Pacific-12 Conference quarterfinals, at Los Angeles Southeastern Conference first round, at New Orleans Southland Conference semifinals, at Katy, Texas Southwestern Athletic Conference first round, at Garland, Texas Western Athletic Conference first round, at Las Vegas Friday, March 9 TOURNAMENTS Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals, at Atlanta Atlantic 10 Conference quarterfinals, at Atlantic City, N.J. Big East Conference semifinals, at New York Big Ten Conference quarterfinals, at Indianapolis Big 12 Conference semifinals, at Kansas City, Mo. Big West Conference semifinals, at Anaheim, Calif. Conference USA semifinals, at Memphis, Tenn. Great West Conference semifinals, at Chicago Mid-American Conference semifinals, at Cleveland Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinals, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Mountain West Conference semifinals, at Las Vegas Pacific-12 Conference semifinals, at Los Angeles Southeastern Conference quarterfinals, at New Orleans Southwestern Athletic Conference semifinals, at Garland, Texas Western Athletic Conference semifinals, at Las Vegas

Women's College Basketball Today's Games EAST Columbia at Cornell, 7 p.m. Dartmouth at Harvard, 7 p.m. Penn at Princeton, 5 p.m. TOURNAMENTS Big East Conference championship, at Hartford, Conn. Big West Conference first round, at campus sites Northeast Conference semifinals, at campus sites Southland Conference first round, at Katy, Texas Southwestern Athletic Conference first round, at Garland, Texas Summit League championship, at Sioux Falls, S.D. Sun Belt Conference championship, at Hot Springs, Ark. Wednesday, March 7 TOURNAMENTS Big 12 Conference first round, at Kansas City, Mo. Conference USA first round, at Memphis, Tenn. Horizon League quarterfinals, at campus sites Mid-American Conference second round, at Cleveland Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinals, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Mountain West Conference first round, at Las Vegas Pacific-12 Conference first round, at Los Angeles Southwestern Athletic Conference quarterfinals, at Garland, Texas Western Athletic Conference first round, at Las Vegas Thursday, March 8 MIDWEST Arkansas at SIU Edwardsville, 8 p.m. TOURNAMENTS Big Sky Conference first round, at Pocatello, Idaho Big 12 Conference quarterfinals, at Kansas City, Mo. Colonial Athletic Association first round, at Upper Marlboro, Md. Conference USA quarterfinals, at Memphis, Tenn. Great West Conference first round, at Chicago Mid-American Conference third round, at Cleveland Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinals, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Missouri Valley Conference first round, at St. Charles, Mo. Pacific-12 Conference quarterfinals, at Los Angeles Southland Conference semifinals, at Katy, Texas Southwestern Athletic Conference quarterfinals, at Garland, Texas Friday, March 9 TOURNAMENTS Big Sky Conference semifinals, at Pocatello, Idaho Big South Conference first round, at High Point, N.C. Big 12 Conference semifinals, at Kansas City, Mo. Big West Conference semifinals, at Anaheim, Calif. Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinals, at Upper Marlboro, Md. Conference USA semifinals, at Memphis, Tenn. Great West Conference semifinals, at Chicago Horizon League semifinals, at campus sites Mid-American Conference semifinals, at Cleveland Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinals, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinals, at St. Charles, Mo. Mountain West Conference semifinals, at Las Vegas Pacific-12 Conference semifinals, at Los Angeles Southland Conference championship, at Katy, Texas Southwestern Athletic Conference semifinals, at Garland, Texas Western Athletic Conference semifinals, at Las Vegas

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 Results Sunday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (13) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 312 laps, 130 rating, 47 points, $238,016. 2. (8) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 312, 134.7, 44. 3. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford, 312, 96.4, 41. 4. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 312, 120.5, 41. 5. (28) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 312, 109.4, 40. 6. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 312, 117.2, 39. 7. (25) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 312, 92.3, 38. 8. (30) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 312, 94.9, 37. 9. (1) Mark Martin, Toyota, 312, 106.4, 36. 10. (9) Joey Logano, Toyota, 312, 95.5, 34. 11. (5) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 312, 87.2, 33. 12. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 312, 74.9, 32. 13. (26) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 312, 94.7, 32. 14. (29) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 312, 73.1, 30. 15. (19) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 312, 78.7, 30. 16. (17) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 312, 70.3, 28. 17. (24) Carl Edwards, Ford, 312, 78, 27. 18. (15) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 311, 69, 26. 19. (41) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 311, 57.4, 25. 20. (3) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 311, 76.7, 24. 21. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 310, 67.1, 23. 22. (2) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 310, 93.5, 23. 23. (23) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 309, 55.4, 21. 24. (42) Mike Bliss, Ford, 309, 50.7, 0. 25. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 309, 44.6, 20. 26. (35) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 309, 41.6, 18. 27. (40) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 308, 47.4, 17. 28. (36) David Gilliland, Ford, 308, 42.6, 16. 29. (43) David Stremme, Toyota, 306, 36.5, 15. 30. (16) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 306, 48.5, 14. 31. (20) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 303, 55.9, 13. 32. (14) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, engine, 295, 73.4, 12. 33. (11) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, engine, 291, 78.2, 12. 34. (10) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 274, 53.1, 10. 35. (22) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 272, 45.9, 9. 36. (32) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, engine, 248, 53.9, 8. 37. (21) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, engine, 212, 55.3, 8. 38. (33) Josh Wise, Ford, vibration, 110, 30.1, 6. 39. (31) Casey Mears, Ford, accident, 109, 47.5, 5. 40. (38) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 62, 30.6, 0. 41. (39) Robby Gordon, Dodge, brakes, 33, 30.4, 3. 42. (27) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, brakes, 29, 29.4, 2. 43. (37) Michael McDowell, Ford, brakes, 8, 27.3, 1. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 110.085 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 50 minutes, 35 seconds. Margin of Victory: 7.315 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 35 laps. Lead Changes: 25 among 13 drivers. Lap Leaders: M.Martin 1;T.Stewart 2-10;J.Johnson 11-16;K.Harvick 17-59;J.Johnson 60;M.Bliss 61;D.Ragan 62;J.Johnson 63-64;Ku.Busch 65-66;J.Johnson 67-112;Ky.Busch 113-140;K.Harvick 141-144;Ky.Busch 145-168;K.Harvick 169-183;B.Keselowski

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184-186;D.Hamlin 187;J.Gordon 188;M.Kenseth 189;J.Burton 190-196;M.Truex Jr. 197-206;J.McMurray 207;K.Harvick 208-228;D.Hamlin 229;M.Truex Jr. 230-248;K.Harvick 249-253;D.Hamlin 254-312. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Harvick, 5 times for 88 laps;D.Hamlin, 3 times for 61 laps;J.Johnson, 4 times for 55 laps;Ky.Busch, 2 times for 52 laps;M.Truex Jr., 2 times for 29 laps;T.Stewart, 1 time for 9 laps;J.Burton, 1 time for 7 laps;B.Keselowski, 1 time for 3 laps;Ku.Busch, 1 time for 2 laps;J.Gordon, 1 time for 1 lap;M.Martin, 1 time for 1 lap;M.Kenseth, 1 time for 1 lap;M.Bliss, 1 time for 1 lap;D.Ragan, 1 time for 1 lap;J.McMurray, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. D.Hamlin, 89;2. G.Biffle, 83;3. K.Harvick, 81;4. M.Kenseth, 79;5. D.Earnhardt Jr., 72;6. M.Truex Jr., 71;7. M.Martin, 71;8. J.Logano, 70;9. Ky.Busch, 66;10. C.Edwards, 63;11. B.Labonte, 58;12. B.Keselowski, 52. 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. Sprint Cup Leaders Through March 4 Points 1, Denny Hamlin, 89. 2, Greg Biffle, 83. 3, Kevin Harvick, 81. 4, Matt Kenseth, 79. 5, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 72. 6, Martin Truex Jr., 71. 7, Mark Martin, 71. 8, Joey Logano, 70. 9, Kyle Busch, 66. 10, Carl Edwards, 63. 11, Bobby Labonte, 58. 12, Brad Keselowski, 52. 13, Jeff Burton, 52. 14, Paul Menard, 52. 15, Tony Stewart, 52. 16, Dave Blaney, 51. 17, Clint Bowyer, 47. 18, Ryan Newman, 46. 19, Regan Smith, 45. 20, Aric Almirola, 43. Money 1, Matt Kenseth, $1,732,748. 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $1,210,800. 3, Greg Biffle, $986,963. 4, Denny Hamlin, $984,907. 5, Jeff Burton, $710,725. 6, Martin Truex Jr., $682,616. 7, Kyle Busch, $680,529. 8, Kevin Harvick, $658,122. 9, Tony Stewart, $595,700. 10, Carl Edwards, $558,207. 11, Paul Menard, $525,315. 12, Ryan Newman, $518,217. 13, Jimmie Johnson, $516,795. 14, Brad Keselowski, $509,590. 15, Marcos Ambrose, $495,766. 16, Jeff Gordon, $484,910. 17, A J Allmendinger, $478,675. 18, Clint Bowyer, $478,266. 19, Joey Logano, $466,088. 20, Juan Pablo Montoya, $459,982.

G O L F World Golf Ranking Through March 4 1. Rory McIlroy.................................... 2. Luke Donald.................................... 3. Lee Westwood................................ 4. Martin Kaymer................................. 5. Steve Stricker ................................. 6. Webb Simpson ............................... 7. Jason Day........................................ 8. Dustin Johnson............................... 9. Charl Schwartzel ............................ 10. Hunter Mahan ............................... 11. Adam Scott.................................... 12. Phil Mickelson .............................. 13. Bill Haas ........................................ 14. Matt Kuchar ................................... 15. Graeme McDowell ....................... 16. Tiger Woods ................................. 17. Nick Watney .................................. 18. Sergio Garcia................................ 19. Brandt Snedeker .......................... 20. Keegan Bradley............................ 21. K.J. Choi........................................ 22. Justin Rose ................................... 23. Bubba Watson .............................. 24. Mark Wilson .................................. 25. Ian Poulter ..................................... 26. Paul Casey.................................... 27. Peter Hanson................................ 28. Alvaro Quiros................................ 29. David Toms................................... 30. Thomas Bjorn ............................... 31. Bo Van Pelt ................................... 32. Louis Oosthuizen ......................... 33. Simon Dyson ................................ 34. Robert Karlsson ........................... 35. Martin Laird ................................... 36. Rickie Fowler ................................ 37. Anders Hansen............................. 38. John Senden ................................ 39. K.T. Kim......................................... 40. Fredrik Jacobson ......................... 41. Jason Dufner ................................ 42. Sang-Moon Bae............................ 43. Aaron Baddeley ............................ 44. Paul Lawrie.................................... 45. Francesco Molinari....................... 46. Zach Johnson ............................... 47. Ben Crane ..................................... 48. Geoff Ogilvy .................................. 49. Kyle Stanley .................................. 50. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano ..... 51. Miguel Angel Jimenez ................. 52. Retief Goosen .............................. 53. Ryo Ishikawa................................. 54. Y.E. Yang ...................................... 55. Jonathan Byrd ............................... 56. Darren Clarke ............................... 57. Robert Rock.................................. 58. Gary Woodland ............................ 59. Greg Chalmers ............................. 60. Rafael Cabrera-Bello................... 61. Jim Furyk....................................... 62. Matteo Manassero........................ 63. Robert Allenby.............................. 64. Kevin Na........................................ 65. Ernie Els ........................................ 66. George Coetzee........................... 67. Spencer Levin .............................. 68. Nicolas Colsaerts ......................... 69. Charles Howell III......................... 70. Ryan Moore................................... 71. Joost Luiten .................................. 72. Johnson Wagner.......................... 73. Sean O’Hair................................... 74. Alexander Noren .......................... 75. Vijay Singh ....................................

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B O X I N G Fight Schedule Today At Hobart, Australia, Daniel Geale vs. Osumanu Adama, 12, for Geale’s IBF middleweight title; Billy Dib vs. Eduardo Escobedo, 12, for Dib’s IBF featherweight title; Kali Meehan vs. Travis Walker, 12, heavyweights. March 10 At Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico (SHO), Orlando Salido vs. Juan Manuel Lopez, 12, for Salido’s WBO featherweight title; Miguel Angel Garcia vs. Bernabe Concepcion, 12, featherweights. March 16 At Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, Calif. (ESPN2), Kendall Holt vs. Tim Coleman, 10, welterweights. At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, Calif., Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Ramon Ayala, 10, for Figueroa’s WBO Intercontinental Youth lightweight title. March 17 At Madison Square Garden, New York (HBO), Sergio Gabriel Martinez vs. Matthew Macklin, 12, middleweights; Donovan George vs. Edwin Rodriguez, 10, super middleweights; Magomed Abdusalamov vs. Jason Pettway, 10, heavyweights. At Cancun, Mexico, Roman Gonzalez vs. Raul Garcia, 12, for Gonzalez’s WBA World flyweight title. At Los Mochis, Mexico, Antonio DeMarco vs. Miguel Roman, 12, for Demarco’s WBC lightweight title. March 23 At Tucson, Ariz. (SHO), Diego Magdaleno vs. Miguel Beltran, 10, for Magdaleno’s NABF super featherweight title. March 24 At Johannesburg, South Africa, Nkosinathi Joyi vs. Katsunari Takayama, 12, for IBF minimumweight title; Takalani Ndlovu vs. Jeffrey Mathebula, 12, for Ndlovu’s IBF super bantamweight title. At Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn, N.Y. (NBCSN), Zab Judah vs. Vernon Paris, 12, junior welterweights; Sergei Liakhovich vs. Bryant Jennings, 10, heavyweights. At Atlantic City, N.J., Mariusz Wach vs. Tye Fields, 12, for Wach’s WBC International heavyweight title; David Price vs. Josue Blocus, 12, heavyweights.

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Madoff could cost Mets $83M

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Judge orders National League team to pay back fictitious profits from fraudulent investment scheme. By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer

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The Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols hugs the Oakland Athletics’ Manny Ramirez before a spring training game Monday in Phoenix. RED SOX

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NEW YORK — The New York Mets’ owners must pay up to $83 million to the trustee recovering money for Bernard Madoff investors, a judge said Monday, though he expressed doubt that the trustee will succeed in proving at a trial this month that he’s entitled to as much as $300 million more. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff issued his four-page ruling to narrow the subject of a March 19 trial in Manhattan that results from Trustee Irving Picard’s effort to force the club’s owners to pay as much as $1 billion into a fund established to repay thousands of investors cheated of billions of dollars during Madoff’s

decades-long fraud. Last year, Rakoff had ruled that the team’s owners wouldn’t owe more than $386 million to other Madoff investors. He made it clear then that they would likely owe up to $83 million but said the trustee must prove that the Mets’ owners “willfully blinded” themselves to Madoff’s fraud to get more. His ruling Monday determined that the exact amount up to $83 million won’t be left to the jury but will be decided by him in a future written decision, likely after he hears more from lawyers on both sides. Rakoff rejected a request by lawyers for the Mets’ owners to say Picard wasn’t entitled to more money, a ruling that would have eliminated the need for the trial. But he said he “remains skeptical that the trustee can ultimately rebut the defendants’ showing of good faith.” He said he was concerned that much

of the evidence offered by both sides in court papers so far would not be admissible at trial. “Conclusions are no substitute for facts, and too much of what the parties characterized as bombshells proved to be nothing but bombast,” he wrote. Amanda Remus, a spokeswoman for Picard, said the trustee and his lawyers were aware of Rakoff’s order and were reviewing it. Sterling Partners, a business entity that includes the Mets’ owners, said in a statement: “We are preparing for trial. We look forward to demonstrating that we were not willfully blind to the Madoff fraud.” The trustee previously sued the Mets’ owners, saying they had to know Madoff was acting illegally. Lawyers for the Mets’ owners have repeatedly said that their clients had no idea Madoff wasn’t investing their money as he said he was. Nearly 5,000 investors were deceived

in the fraud by the former NASDAQ chairman, who told them their $20 billion investment had grown to $68 billion by November 2008. Weeks later, he revealed his fraud, confessing that only several hundred million dollars were left. In his lawsuit, Picard said the Mets’ owners received $83.3 million in fictitious profits and $301 million in principal in the two years before a bankruptcy filing was made regarding the Madoff assets. Rakoff’s rulings limiting what Picard can collect have been encouraging to the Mets’ co-owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, who have said they were victims of Madoff’s fraud. The Mets announced last year that they were considering selling up to 25 percent of the franchise because of “uncertainty” caused by the lawsuit. Despite the upcoming trial, the tension surrounding the team over the Madoff issue seems to have relaxed.

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will be shut down this week to let his left wrist heal and it’s unlikely he’ll be ready to play by opening day. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Monday that Crawford would held out for five to seven days because inflammation. Crawford had surgery on his wrist in mid-January. Coming off a disappointing season, Crawford was an early arrival at spring training this year. He had been throwing and swinging a bat but had to limit his activities last week after he developed soreness in his wrist. “He was examined and determined that he should curtail his swinging and his throwing,” Valentine said. The Red Sox begin the season April 5 at Detroit. PIRATES

McCutchen deal close

PITTSBURGH — A person close to the situation says the Pittsburgh Pirates are closing in on a new contract with All-Star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen. The proposed six-year, $51.5 million deal would keep McCutchen with the Pirates through the 2017 season with a club option for 2018. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details were still being ironed out and McCutchen needed to pass a physical. The 25-year-old hit .259 in 2011 and posted career highs in home runs (23) and RBIs (89) while adding 23 stolen bases. He would have been eligible to become a free agent following the 2015 season. The contract was first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. McCutchen is considered the linchpin of a core group the Pirates are relying on to turn the franchise around. RANGERS

Darvish signs with Topps

NEW YORK — Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has reached a multiyear deal with Topps that grants the company exclusive rights for autographed trading and game-used memorabilia cards The deal announced Monday is the first in the United States for Darvish, Japan’s top pitcher before he got a six-year contract from the two-time defending American League champions. Topps vice president of marketing Mark Sapir says Darvish “transcends baseball on a global scale.” Topps will also use Darvish for social media and on packaging and promotion for the company’s products Darvish says he’s excited to see his rookie card with him wearing a Rangers jersey. The 25-year-old right-hander was a two-time Pacific League MVP in Japan. He had a 93-38 record with a 1.99 ERA in 167 games the past seven seasons. MINOR LEAGUES

Former exec, major leaguer Mincher dies at 73

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Former Southern League president and Major League Baseball player Don Mincher has died after a long illness. He was 73. Southern League vice president Lori Webb says Mincher passed away Sunday at his Huntsville home. Mincher spent 13 years in the major leagues and was a two-time American League All-Star. He played for the 1972 World Series champion Oakland Athletics and had stints with the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Texas Rangers, Seattle Pilots and Washington Senators. Mincher served as general manager, broadcaster and owner of the Double-A Huntsville Stars, a Southern League franchise.

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton during a spring training game against the New York Yankees on Monday in Clearwater, Fla.

Blanton sharp in Phillies’ win vs. Yanks The Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Joe Blanton threw two shutout innings for Philadelphia, and third baseman Placido Polanco drove home the game’s first run as the Phillies defeated the Yankees 9-3 on Monday. For both Blanton and Polanco, it was their first chance to get on the field after injury-plagued 2011 seasons. The 31-year-old Blanton allowed two hits and struck out one. The Yankees got their first look at offseason acquisition Michael Pineda, who allowed one hit one in two scoreless innings. The 23-year-old right-hander was acquired from Seattle in a trade that sent catching prospect Jesus Montero to the Mariners. Angels 9, Athletics 1 PHOENIX — His first time up for the Angels, Albert Pujols hit an RBI double. The new Angels slugger finished 2 for 3, ending his spring debut by popping up with the bases loaded in the third inning of Los Angeles’ win over an Oakland Athletics split-squad. “That was fun,” Pujols said of batting in each of the first three innings. “Hopefully we get to do that a lot this season.” Left-hander C.J. Wilson, the Angels’ other big free-agent acquisition, tossed two scoreless innings in his spring debut. Pujols agreed to a $240 million, 10-year deal over the winter, leaving the St. Louis Cardinals after 11 seasons. Oakland starter Brad Peacock was charged with four runs and four hits in 1 2⁄3 innings. Tigers 4, Blue Jays 2 LAKELAND, Fla. — AL MVP Justin Verlander pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut, leading the Tigers to the victory. Verlander gave up one hit and struck out one. He was the unanimous AL Cy Young Award winner last year after going 24-5, including a no-hitter at Toronto. A day after launching nine home runs against Atlanta on a windy day, the Tigers were held to a pair of extra-base hits — a double by Delmon Young and a triple from Quintin Berry. Marlins 4, Cardinals 3 JUPITER, Fla. — Josh Johnson retired the first five batters but failed to make it through the second inning in his first game since May for the Marlins, who beat the Cardinals in the spring training opener for both teams. After a smooth start, Johnson gave up a single, a

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double and a walk, and departed with the bases loaded. He threw 41 pitches, including third strikes to Jon Jay and Matt Holliday in the first inning. Braves 10, Astros 5 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jason Heyward hit a two-run single and Jair Jurrjens pitched two innings to help Atlanta get the win. Heyward is trying to bounce back after he hit just .227 with 14 homers and 42 RBIs last year. Jurrjens gave up two runs and three hits in his first game since his season was cut short by a balky right knee. Dan Uggla homered and Brian McCann had two hits for Atlanta, which scored six runs in the last three innings. Reds 12, Indians 7 GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Joey Votto and Jay Bruce each drove in a pair of runs against Justin Masterson, powering the Reds to the victory. Bruce singled, doubled and walked. Mariners 13, Padres 7 PEORIA, Ariz. — Dustin Ackley had three hits to help Seattle get the win. Hitting in the leadoff spot, Ackley doubled to left-center against Dustin Moseley in the first inning. Ackley, who scored two runs, singled to right in the third and also tripled to center to start the fifth. Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin doubled, singled and walked in his spring debut. Royals 7, Rangers 6 SURPRISE, Ariz. — Elvis Andrus went 3 for 3 and scored three times in the Rangers’ loss. Derek Holland, who won 16 games for Texas last season, allowed one run and three hits over two innings in his first spring start. Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer to trim Texas’ lead to 6-3 in the fifth. Derrick Robinson added a two-out, two run single in the sixth, and pinch-hitter Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered a two-run double with two out in the ninth to give the Royals the victory. Orioles (ss) 3, Rays 1 PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Wade Davis got off to a strong start in his campaign to keep his spot in Tampa Bay’s rotation, pitching two scoreless innings. Alfredo Simon and three other Orioles pitchers combined to limit the Rays to one hit until the ninth inning, when Pedro Strop allowed a leadoff single to Jeff Salazar and Stephen Vogt’s one-out RBI double.

Athletics (ss) 8, Cubs 7 MESA, Ariz. — Josh Reddick collected two more hits and Brandon Allen drove in another run for Oakland. Reddick has at least one hit in each of his three exhibition games, and Allen already has eight RBIs this spring. Non-roster invitee Yordy Cabrera led off the ninth inning with a home run against right-hander Tony Zych, lifting the Oakland split-squad to the victory. Blake DeWitt hit a three-run homer off A’s starter Bartolo Colon in the second inning. Jeff Baker added two hits, including a double, and scored two runs for Chicago. Dodgers 6, White Sox 4 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Chad Billingsley pitched two scoreless innings for the Dodgers. Billingsley, likely to be the Dodgers’ No. 2 starter behind NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, gave up only a single to Alexei Ramirez. Dodgers star Andre Ethier hit a double in his first at-bat of the spring against Philip Humber. Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 5 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Gerardo Parra led off the game with a double and later hit a solo home run in the Diamondbacks’ loss. Parra, a Gold Glove winner in 2011, is now the fourth outfielder for Arizona behind newcomer Jason Kubel. Parra homered off Jhoulys Chacin. The Rockies won in the bottom of the ninth when Ben Paulsen hit a solo home run off Jonathan Albaladejo. Nationals 3, Mets 1 PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Rick Ankiel hit his first spring homer and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets. Ankiel, who is working on a more relaxed batting stance, connected against Dillon Gee in the second inning, driving a 2-0 fastball over the left-field wall. The top of the batting order accounted for the Mets’ only run in the first inning. Pirates 10, Orioles (ss) 3 SARASOTA, Fla. — Brian Matusz pitched two ineffective innings in his spring debut, and a splitsquad of Baltimore Orioles lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Matusz yielded three runs and six hits, but allowed just one hard-hit ball — an RBI double by Josh Harrison in the first. He struck out three and walked none.


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Bulls blow away Pacers in third

VCU wins CAA over top-seeded Drexel

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CHICAGO — Luol Deng scored 20 points, teaming with Derrick Rose in a decisive third-quarter rally that sent the Chicago Bulls to their seventh straight victory, 92-72 over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Rose added 13 points and nine assists, hitting three 3pointers while Deng had two in the third as the Bulls blew open a close game. Joakim Noah had 17 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a dominating 60-32 edge on the boards. Chicago outscored the Pacers 20-4 on second-chance points. John Lucas III scored 13 points, one of three Chicago reserves in double figures. Paul George scored 21 points for Indiana, which had a six-game winning streak snapped. George Hill scored 17 points off the bench. Jazz 109, Cavaliers 100 CLEVELAND — Al Jefferson scored 25 points, Gordon Hayward added 23, and the Utah Jazz beat Cleveland, sending the Cavaliers to their sixth straight loss. Utah snapped a six-game road losing streak with only its fourth victory away from home in 17 games. Rookie Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 22 points — 21 in the second half. He scored 13 points in the third quarter. Jefferson was 9 for 16 from the field and had 13 rebounds. Magic 92, Raptors 88 TORONTO — Dwight Howard had 36 points and 13 rebounds, Ryan Anderson added 19 points and 13 boards, and the Orlando Magic beat the Toronto Raptors. J.J. Redick scored 13 points, making a key 3 pointer in the final 10 seconds, and Jameer Nelson had 11 for the Magic, who have won five of seven and nine of 12. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 for the Raptors, who have not won back-to-back games since road wins over Phoenix and Utah on Jan. 24 and 25. Toronto has gone 6-13 since. Jerryd Bayless scored 15 and

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James Johnson had 13 for Toronto, while Aaron Gray had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Warriors 120, Wizards 100 WASHINGTON — Monta Ellis scored 25 points and Klay Thompson added 18 to lead the Golden State Warriors in a rout of the Washington Wizards. David Lee had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Golden State, which had six players in double figures. Ellis was 10 for 16 from the floor and didn’t play at all in the fourth quarter as both teams rested their starters. The Warriors ended their sixAP PHOTO game road trip with a 3-3 record. The Indiana Pacers’ Paul George gets a pass by the Chicago Bulls’ It was Golden State’s highJoakim Noah and Carlos Boozer during the first quarter in Chicaest-scoring game since beating go on Monday. Toronto 138-100 on March 25, 2011. Kings extend contract of coach Smart Thunder 95, Mavericks 91 OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final eight points to escape with a victory over the Dallas Mavericks and run their home winning streak to 13 games. Westbrook answered Dirk Nowitzki’s fourth 3-pointer of the final period by hitting one of his own from the right wing to get Oklahoma City within 91-90 with 2:25 remaining, and Dallas didn’t score again. Serge Ibaka hit two free throws with 46 seconds left to give Oklahoma City the lead, and Jason Terry missed two shots down the stretch for the Mavericks. Nowitzki finished with 27 points but didn’t touch the ball on a key possession when Dallas was down by two with 13 seconds left. Timberwolves 95, Clippers 94 MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love had 39 points and 17 rebounds to carry the Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Darko Milicic had 13 points in a spot start for the injured Nikola Pekovic and Michael Beasley scored all nine of his

DENVER — Keith Smart already had the full support of his players. Now, the Sacramento Kings coach has the backing of the organization to go with it. President of basketball operations Geoff Petrie announced Monday the team extended Smart’s contract through the 2012-13 season. The 47-year-old Smart stepped in when Paul Westphal was fired in early January. For Smart, this was another chance to show his leadership skills on the bench after the Golden State Warriors let him go last April after one solid season. He appreciates the opportunity, even if he didn’t think another shot would happen this soon. “Many coaches in the NBA, front office people called me after that happened (in Golden State) and said, ‘You did a great job. You coached that team. You showed that you could coach in the NBA. You will get another opportunity,”’ Smart said Monday night before a game at Denver. “(The players) have responded pretty well to what I’ve been doing. They take constructive criticism and take a pat on the back well. We are trying to build something that will last a long time — not a quick fix deal.”

points in the fourth quarter for the Wolves. Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds, but scored just four in the final period for the Clippers. Mo Williams scored 19 points for Los Angeles, which outrebounded Minnesota 52-43. Three of the Clippers’ 14 losses this season have come to Minnesota. Chris Paul had a chance to tie the game with 2.7 seconds left, but he missed the third of three free throws and Ricky Rubio corralled the rebound. Bucks 97, 76ers 93 MILWAUKEE — Beno Udrih hit a go-ahead jumper with just under a minute left, and the Milwaukee Bucks held

off a late comeback to beat the Philadelphia 76ers. Brandon Jennings had 33 points and Drew Gooden added 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who have been stuck in a funk for a little more than a month. Since beating the Miami Heat on Feb. 1, Milwaukee had lost 12 of its last 16 games coming into Monday night’s game. Lou Williams had 26 points for the 76ers, who were coming off a narrow home loss to Chicago on Sunday and have lost eight of 10. Williams almost single-handedly brought the 76ers back in the game in the final minutes, but the 76ers couldn’t complete the comeback.

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King’s posts pair of softball shutouts in S.C. The Times Leader staff

King’s picked up its first sweep of the season, defeating Penn State Harrisburg 13-0 and Penn College 16-0 in college softball play Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Against PSU-Harrisburg, Rachel Zinni was 2-for-3 with two runs, three RBI, a triple and a home run, while Kaitlin Siegfried went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs and three RBI. Tina Seber was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI, while Amanda Cardone finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. Robin Klingerman was the winning pitcher, allowing three hits with two strikeouts in five innings. Amanda Cardone enjoyed a big game against Penn College with a 4-for-4 showing. She hit a home run, double and drove in four, while Rebecca Taylor was also 4-for-4 with three runs, two RBI and a double. Brittany Haight picked up the pitching win, allowing one hit with six strikeouts in four innings and Annie Erndl pitched one inning of scoreless relief and struck out one batter. With the wins, the Monarchs improved to 3-1 and will play Immaculata and Swarthmore today in South Carolina.

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Misericordia 5, Muhlenberg 4

Kristi Seiler hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead Misericordia to a win over Muhlenberg in Clermont, Fla. The Cougars rallied for three runs in their last at-bat for their first win of the season as Jess Armillay picked up the win in relief of Mindy LaBarre, who started and went seven innings. Mallory Getts, Caitlin Cromley and Seiler all had two hits, and Cromley led off the

eighth with a single and came home on Seiler’s game-tying homer. Nikkie Boccia and Shawnna Beil sandwiched walks around Megan Hardy’s single to load the bases before pinch-runner Jen Cory scored the game-winning run on an error. Misericordia is 1-3 and will face Elizabethtown and Moravian today.

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Wilkes 19, Penn State Abington 12

Wilkes split a pair of games, recording its first win of the season . Eric Bidwell went five innings, allowing eight runs to record the win while Carmen Lopresto, Joe Dantas and Tay Sidler each homered for the Colonels in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Dan Pisanchyn added four hits, while Stephen Ruch and Scott Skammer contributed three hits each. Catholic 7, Wilkes 1

Freshman starter Marc Perry kept the Colonels in a scoreless tie heading into the sixth, but the Catholic bats then came alive, scoring four runs in the frame. Perry went 5 2⁄3 innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs while striking out two. Matt Ruch and Mike Olerta led the offensive attack with two hits each, including a double. Wilkes (1-3) will be back in action Wednesday with a game against Penn State Harrisburg.

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Wilkes claimed two of three doubles

matches and followed by taking four of six singles flights to post a win over John Carroll on the opening day of its spring break trip to Hilton Head Island, S.C. In doubles play, Alex Makos and Clarke Freeman posted an 8-6 win over Ryan Mullaney and Sean Graham at No. 1. Brandon Helfrich and Brendon Blachowski grabbed Wilkes’ second doubles win at No. 3 with an 8-2 victory over Eric Grimaldi and Cass Stadnik. In singles competition, Makos, Zack Telljohann, Freeman and Dakkota Deem all claimed two-set wins. Freeman’s 6-4, 6-3 decision over Michael Hulseman at No. 4 clinched the dual victory for the Colonels. With the win, Wilkes improves to 2-0 and returns to action Wednesday with matches against Bridgewater (Va.) at 8:15 a.m. and Penn State Behrend at 3:15 p.m.

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Wilkes 5, John Carroll 4

After falling behind 4-2 following doubles play and three singles flights, Wilkes rallied to win the last three singles matches at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Melanie Nolt and Sara Lynn posted an 8-3 win over Maria Ciccolini and Cassie Simmelink at No.1 doubles, while Anna Mitchell and Ana English recorded an 8-2 win over Hannah Baumwell and Katelyn Hill at No. 3. John Carroll took the first three singles matches to take a 4-2 lead with three matches left. From there, Alexis Donner posted a 6-0, 4-0 (injury) win at No. 5 to bring the Lady Colonels to within one, 4-3. Ally Kristofco tied the match at 4 with a 7-6, 9-7 (2) win at No. 3, and Mitchell clinched the victory with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Erin Davies at No. 4. Wilkes moves to 3-0 on the season and will return to action today against Moravian.

RICHMOND, Va. — Darius Theus had a career-high 16 points and five steals and Troy Daniels made four huge free throws in the final 19 seconds, allowing VCU to hang on and beat top-seeded Drexel 59-56 Monday night in the championship of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. VCU (28-6) was the biggest story of last year’s NCAA tournament, when coach Shaka Smart’s team reached the Final Four after being one of the last teams picked for the field. The Rams won’t have to wait for an at-large bid this season, but Drexel made it interesting after falling behind by 16 at halftime. The Dragons (27-6), who had won a school-record 19 in a row and not lost since Jan. 2, got to within a point on Chris Fouch’s 3-pointer with 12.7 seconds to play. Daniels made a pair from the line with 18.9 seconds left and two more with 11.9 seconds to go, and Frantz Massenat’s 3-point try just before the buzzer was off the mark, leaving Drexel hoping for an at-large invitation into the field of 68. Treveon Graham added 13 points and Daniel 11 for the Rams. Loyola (Md) 48, Fairfield 44

Kentucky again a runaway No. 1

Kentucky, Syracuse and Kansas are the top three teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for a second straight week. Kentucky, which finished unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference, is a runaway No. 1 for a seventh straight week, receiving 63 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. Big East champion Syracuse, which received two first-place votes, is second for the sixth consecutive week. Kansas, the Big 12 champion for an eighth straight season, is followed by North Carolina, Missouri, Duke, Ohio State, Michigan State, Marquette and Michigan. Gonzaga, at No. 24, and Iowa State, at 25th, are the week’s newcomers. Gonzaga was out the last two weeks, while Iowa State is ranked for the first time since the opening week of 2005-06. Louisville, which was ranked as high as fourth this season, dropped out from 19th, while Virginia was 24th.

John’s contest in the title game Tuesday night. Notre Dame will be looking for its first Big East tournament championship. Notre Dame (30-2) got a measure of revenge on the Mountaineers (23-9), who ended the Irish’s 21-game winning streak on Feb. 12 by beating them 65-63 in South Bend. It was the lone blemish on their Big East season. On Monday night, Devereaux Peters, who had four points and missed seven of her eight shots in the loss, had seven by the half as Notre Dame led 37-19.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Erik Etherly had 10 points and seven rebounds to lead LoyolaMaryland back into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1994 with a 48-44 win over Fairfield Monday in the MAAC championship game. The second-seeded Greyhounds (24-8) trailed by four at halftime, but opened the second half on an 11-1 run. Loyola held Fairfield without Dayton 56, a point for almost 8 minutes St. Bonaventure 53 and then held on for its fifth PHILADELPHIA — Justine win in six games. Raterman scored 13 points and Rakim Sanders scored 12 Dayton rebounded after blowpoints and Ryan Olander had ing a 22-point lead to beat No. 11 for Fairfield (19-14), which 16 St. Bonaventure to win the upset the tournament’s top Atlantic 10 tournament chamseed, Iona, in Sunday’s semipionship and clinch a bid to the finals. Maurice Barrow added NCAA tournament. 10 points and 13 rebounds in The Flyers (23-6) dominated the losing effort. early and never trailed until Loyola shot just 33 percen, but held Fairfield to 29 percent the final minutes. The Bonnies (29-3) had their 18-game winand just six second-half field ning streak snapped and must goals. wait for an at-large bid for the WOMEN’S ROUNDUP program’s first spot in the Notre Dame 73, NCAA tournament. West Virginia 45 The Flyers, playing in their HARTFORD, Conn. — Nata- second straight A-10 title game, earned at-large berths to the lie Novosel scored 18 points and Kayla McBride added 15 to NCAA tournament each of the last two seasons. Not this seahelp third-ranked Notre Dame son. They mobbed each other, beat No. 25 West Virginia in hugged and danced all over the the semifinals of the Big East court as the “conference chamtournament. pions” sign was taped to the The Irish will play the winbackboard. ner of the Connecticut-St.

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Spartans’ Green named Big Ten’s top player The Associated Press

PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Michigan State’s Draymond Green was chosen as player of the year in the Big Ten by two panels, one comprised of media, the other made up of coaches. Green averaged 16.2 points and a league-best 10.5 rebounds as the Spartans shared the regularseason title with Michigan and Ohio State. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo was selected as coach of the year for a third time as the Spartans finished 24-7 and 13-5 in the league after starting the season unranked. “This is a little bit of a surprise. ... There were a lot of deserving guys,” Izzo said. Joining Green on both the coaches and media first team were conference scoring leader John Shurna of Northwestern, Ohio State star Jared Sullinger and Purdue’s Robbie Hummel. The coaches selected Wisconsin guard Jordan Taylor to the first team, and the media gave the nod to Tim Frazier of Penn State. There was a split for freshman

of the year: the media tabbed Trey Burke of Michigan, and the coaches chose center Cody Zeller of Indiana. Zeller led conference freshmen in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 boards per game. Burke averaged 14.6 points and 4.6 assists for the Wolverines. The coaches also honored Ohio State’s Aaron Craft as defensive player of the year, and D.J. Byrd of Purdue as sixth man of the year. On the media’s second team were Zeller, Burke, Taylor, Matt Gatens of Iowa and Ohio State’s William Buford, who made the game-winning shot in a 72-70 victory over Michigan State on Sunday. Tim Hardaway Jr. of Michigan, Keith Appling of Michigan State, Northwestern’s Drew Crawford, Craft and Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State comprised the media’s third team. Zeller, Burke, Buford, Thomas and Frazier are on the coaches’ second unit. Brandon Paul of Illinois, Gatens, Hardaway, Appling and Crawford made up the third team.


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Wignot saves his best for last Owen Wignot wrapped up his career with the Siena College men’s basketball team and he went out in style. Wignot, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound senior forward, came up with his biggest game – and biggest shot – of his career to help the Saints defeat Manhattan 84-82 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship last Saturday in Springfield, Mass. Siena was beaten 70-60 by Loyola (Md.) in the semifinals Sunday. Wignot had a career-high 22 points in his 121st game as a Saint, but none of the points were bigger than the long three-point basket he hit from the left wing to tie the game at 78 with eight seconds left in regulation. “Owen has been a great player in our program,” Siena coach Mitch Buonaguro said. “It was his moment.” Wignot wasn’t the go-to player prior to the big shot. “We set a play up, if I got it I was supposed to look inside for O.D. (Anosike),” he said. “I tried to hit Evan (Hymes) back and he gave it back to me. I just shot it. It went in. I’m just happy I made it.” The Saints then outlasted Manhattan in the overtime. “As a senior, you’ve just got to keep pushing,” Wignot said. “If we lost, we’d have been done.” The season ended the next night against Loyola. Wignot had 16 points in six rebounds in his final Siena game. For the season, Wignot averaged 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and had 20 blocks. Siena finished 14-17. ACCORDINO GAINS BERTH – Despite being beaten in the championship match, Hofstra’s redshirt junior Justin Accordino earned a berth in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Accordino (Coughlin) earned the spot after his performance in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships last weekend in Binghamton, N.Y. Seeded second, Accordino scored a major decision in the first round and defeated No. 3 seed Zac Cibula of Rider 7-2 in the semifinals. Then, he was beaten by No. 1 seed Donnie Vinson of Binghamton 12-3 in

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extensive planning. “He obviously didn’t have the money to get the vehicles,” Ulfig said. “His conduct was indeed criminal.” Dykstra, 49, has had a series of recent legal troubles and the prison sentence is part of a postcareer downward spiral for the stocky slugger known as “Nails” that has included a stint at a sober living facility. In a rambling and impassioned plea for probation, Dykstra said he has tried to make amends for his past transgressions and said he would be cleared of any wrongdoing had his motion to withdraw his plea been granted. “I’m doing everything in my power to be a better person,” he said. Dykstra, wearing a gray suit with a blue shirt, was immediately remanded to custody as he walked into the court’s back room, hands in his pockets. Dykstra has earned nearly a year’s worth of credit toward his sentence for time already served. Following the hearing, defense attorney Andrew Flier said Dykstra was singled out because he’s a celebrity. “No way this wasn’t a proba-

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and 1996 by Don Morgan, who won gold medals at 112 and 125, respectively. Schutz won his first two district golds at 119. He opens the state tournament against Brennan Shields, a 35-8 junior from District 6 South Hun-

ON CAMPUS BILL ARSENAULT the finals. Accordino will take a 21-9 record into the NCAAs, set for March 15-17 in St. Louis. In 2009, Accordino earned a berth in the nationals and posted a 2-2 record. He missed out the last two seasons because of injuries. BERTH FOR O’HARA, TOO – Columbia junior Jake O’Hara (Crestwood) also earned a berth in the Division I NCAA Wrestling Championships in St. Louis. O’Hara earned the spot with a fifth-place finish in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships last weekend in Princeton, N.J. Wrestling in a tough 157pound weight class, O’Hara was beaten 7-4 in the consolation semifinals but captured fifth place with a 6-5 decision. Had he finished sixth, he still would have won a berth because the powerful weight class will send six wrestlers from the EIWA to the nationals. “Jake wrestled a great tournament and he’s a guy that should be in the NCAA Tournament,” coach Carl Fronhofer said. “He got it done this weekend so he didn’t have to wait around for the qualifying process.” This will be O’Hara’s first NCAA trip and he’ll be joined by two teammates. “I’m proud of Jake and I’m proud of the whole team,” Fronhofer said. BIG SHOT FOR SWABACK – Scranton senior Matt Swaback has scored 237 points this season, but none were bigger than the three he scored last Friday. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound center from Kingston (Wyoming Seminary) hit a three-point basket with 1.2 seconds remaining in regulation in a NCAA Division III first-round game against Messiah. The Royals went on to win 70-67 in overtime, and followed that by defeating Becker 69-41 to earn a spot in the Sweet 16. The basket against Messiah was his only one of the game. He had nine points in the Becker victory. On the season, Swaback is

averaging 8.2 points and 4.1 rebounds a game. He leads the team in blocked shots with 26 and has 43 assists and 19 steals. Hitting from three-point range is not new for the senior. He’s connected on 53 of 128 (.414) this season. Scranton (22-7) will meet Middlebury in the round of 16 Friday. SECOND FOR NOVAK – Lindsey Wilson College freshman David Novak (Tunkhannock) finished second overall in the Mid-Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Road Race hosted by the Blue Raiders recently in Columbia, Ky. Novak finished 17th in the road race portion and second in the criterium to earn 85 points for his team in the event which drew 20 colleges. Novak is currently ranked fourth in the MWCCC, the Blue Raiders in second place. The team returns to action March 17-18 in a road race at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. FAZZINI A KEY RESERVE – The Stonehill men’s basketball team, fresh from capturing the Northeast-10 Tournament title, is seeded second in the NCAA Division II East Regionals and junior Adam Fazzini (Crestwood) is a key player off the bench for the 21-8 Skyhawks. In fact, you could call him a “super sub.” The 6-foot-7, 195-pound guard had nine points, six rebounds, a blocked shot and an assist in 27 minutes in Stonehill’s 73-61 victory over UMassLowell in the championship game. He had 15 points (hitting four-of-eight 3-point shots), three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 30 minutes of action in a 73-60 triumph over Adelphi. NE-10 teams Lowell, Adelphi and Franklin Pierce will join Stonehill in the East Regionals. On the season, Fazzini is averaging 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds with 18 assists and 24 steals. He’s hit 61 of 134 3-point attempts (45.5) and had a career-high 22 points in a game against Holy Family earlier in the season. SZPYNDA GETTING BETTER – Sophomore Erica Szpynda (Berwick) wrapped up the indoor season in fine style in the shot put for the Widener

tionary case,” Flier said. “To give him state prison is outrageous. I find it disgusting.” Dykstra initially pleaded not guilty to 25 counts after police arrested him and found cocaine, Ecstasy and synthetic human growth hormone at his Los Angeles home last April. He changed his plea in October to no contest and in exchange prosecutors dropped 21 counts. Prosecutors said Dykstra and his accountant, Robert Hymers, 27, provided information at two dealerships from a man they claimed was a co-signer but who had not authorized his name to be used. The leases were not approved. However, at another auto dealer, Dykstra, Hymers and Christopher Gavanis, 30, a friend of Dykstra’s, were able to drive off with three cars by providing fraudulent information to the dealer. Hymers and Gavanis have entered no contest pleas as well and are awaiting sentencing. Ulfig noted Dykstra wasn’t dissuaded the first two times with the scam and “hit a home run” the third time. Those cars, Flier argued, were later returned and only depreciated in value. In arguing for the maximum four-year sentence, Deputy District Attorney Alexander Karkanen said Dykstra has used his charm and celebrity status to get what he wants and has never

been accountable for his actions. “I’m glad Lenny Dykstra has been held responsible for his behavior,” Karkanen said outside of court. “This is a first for him.” Dykstra still faces federal bankruptcy charges and is scheduled to stand trial this summer. He filed for bankruptcy a few years ago, claiming he owed more than $31 million and had only $50,000 in assets. Federal prosecutors said that after filing, Dykstra hid, sold or destroyed more than $400,000 worth of items from the $18.5 million mansion without permission of a bankruptcy trustee. Dykstra, who spent his 12-year career with the Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, also has pleaded not guilty to indecent exposure charges for allegedly exposing himself to women he met on Craigslist. Dykstra said he didn’t deserve to be put in jail on trumped-up charges and said he wasn’t able to go to the funeral of his mother who died while he was incarcerated awaiting trial. He noted that he chose to go into a drug rehab center, volunteers his time with a college baseball team and has paid nearly $20 million in taxes. “I do have remorse for some of the things I’ve done,” he said. “But because I wasn’t a perfect person am I a criminal? Everyone wants to make me out to be a monster.”

tingdon. “It’s a tough bracket,” Schutz said. “It’s brutal. They all are at states, but we’re just going to work hard and see what we can do this week.” Of his three losses this season, two have come to Lake-Lehman’s Austin Harry, who claimed his first regional title last weekend as a sophomore at 126. Harry is 37-1 this season with that lone loss

coming at the hands of Schutz in the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament. Over the last two years, Harry and Schutz have squared off seven times with Schutz holding a 5-2 advantage. “We both push each other and it’s good to get matches like that, the wins and losses they matter, but it’s good to get the experience,” the Warrior said.

women’s track team and is looking forward improving even more this spring when the Pride heads outdoors. Szpynda posted a career-best toss of 41-11 1⁄4 to finish second in the shot at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championship last weekend at The Armory in New York City. She just missed the NCAA Division III qualifying distance. Prior to that, she finished third in the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship. Her 38-11 ¾ effort was good for a second-place tie but a decision by the judges dropped her to third. The Pride will open the outdoor season March 24 at West Chester. Szpynda, who finished second in the shot at last year’s MAC Outdoor Championships, also competes in the discus in the spring. FLANAGAN DANCING – Junior Alyssa Flanagan (Hazleton Area) and her Bloomsburg women’s basketball team will face Indiana (Pa.) in the first round of the NCAA Division II Championships on Friday in Edinboro. Bloomsburg defeated IUP 75-67 in the PSAC semifinals. The Huskies (26-5) earned an at-large berth after losing the PSAC title game 74-58 to Edinboro last Saturday. Flanagan, a 5-foot-5 point guard, has started all 31 games and leads the team in assists with 130. She’s averaging 4.9 points with 120 rebounds and 42 steals. Sophomore Brianna Dudeck (Hazleton Area) is a reserve on the squad. She’s played in 24 games off the bench and is averaging 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds with 11 assists and 10 steals. Bill Arsenault covers local athletes competing on the collegiate level for The Times Leader. Reach him at billarsenault70@msn.com.

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Penguins hold on, win sixth straight

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PITTSBURGH — Zybnek Michalek and Chris Kunitz scored three minutes apart in the first period, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory. The Penguins extended the NHL’s longest current winning streak by holding off a late charge from the suddenly slumping Coyotes. Ray Whitney scored 21st goal of the season, but Phoenix dropped its third straight after going unbeaten in regulation in February to surge to the top of the Pacific Division. Mike Smith recovered after a shaky start to finish with 26 saves, but the Coyotes couldn’t stop the Penguins from improving to 10-1 in their last 11 home games. Phoenix outshot Pittsburgh 37-28 and tilted the ice on several occasions, but Fleury continued his brilliant play in winning his sixth consecutive start. He has stopped 163 of the last 168

shots he has faced. Fleury has 35 wins, one behind Nashville’s Pekka Rinne for the league lead. The Coyotes’ surge in February, when they went 11-0-1, coincided with spectacular play from Smith, but his slipped in March. He was beaten by only two shots from one of the league’s most potent offenses, but the Penguins are playing so well that every miscue by an opponent is magnified. Jets 3, Sabres 1 WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Blake Wheeler scored the deciding goal on a breakaway in the third period and Bryan Little had three assists in the Winnipeg Jets’ victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Andrew Ladd and Chris Thorburn also scored and Ondrej Pavelec made 23 saves for the Jets (32-27-8), who maintained their hold on eighth place in the Eastern Conference and stretched their over Washington to three points. Corey Tropp scored for Buffalo, and Ryan Miller stopped 28 shots.

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The last time the WilkesBarre/Scranton Penguins took on the St. John’s IceCaps for a weekend series, it was a scorekeeper’s nightmare. Both games were played in Newfoundland in January, and the first matchup saw two penalty shots and three shorthanded goals (including one on a penalty shot and two during the same penalty kill). The Penguins won that game, 6-4, and in a rematch the next night they opened the game with yet another shorthanded goal and both teams combined for 60 minutes of penalties. The Penguins won that game with an overtime tally from Ben Street. Tonight, when St. John’s skates onto the ice at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the Penguins are expecting a return to normalcy. Fans may not see two penalty shots and three shorthanded goals in the game, but they will see a tight contest between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. “It’s probably going to be a lot more structured because both

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teams have seen each other now and know what to expect,” Street said. Brandon DeFazio, who scored the game-winning goal in the Penguins 3-2 win against Adirondack on Sunday, predicts a lowscoring battle… maybe. “I would expect a playoff atmosphere at this point in the season, but you never know,” he said. Even head coach John Hynes couldn’t rule out the possibility of something unusual happening in tonight’s game. “I’m not sure what to expect as far as the calls go and what happens,” he said. But there is one thing that the Penguins can bank on -- they will be facing a team that sat atop the Eastern Conference standings for months until Norfolk bumped it down to second. “This is a team we’re trying to catch,” Street said. “It’s a possible playoff opponent and, for us, the two points are huge. “It’s a tough opponent and a good benchmark game for us to see where we’re at and what we

need to work on.” The IceCaps are tied with the Penguins for the best road winning percentage in the league (.750). Hynes said that’s a sign that St. John’s is a mentally tough team with players who know how to be successful in the challenging environment of an opponent’s rink. The key to beating a strong road team, DeFazio said, is for the Penguins to establish their game early. “It’s your home rink so you don’t worry about what they do on the road,” he said. “At home, there’s no excuse for us not coming out with energy and being ready to play.” Notes • The Penguins held a short practice at the arena Monday. Goaltender Scott Munroe, who returned to action Sunday after missing the last two games with a lower body injury, didn’t practice. “It was just a maintenance day for him and he should be good to go,” Hynes said. • D Brian Strait was called up to Pittsburgh on Monday. Despite missing one of his top defensemen, Hynes still has nine blueliners on the roster. “We have some health right now so there will be an opportunity for someone to get in the lineup and play more minutes,” he said.

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ST. CATHARINES, Ontario — Connor Crisp allowed 13 goals — and was selected the first star. And he deserved the honor in an unusual Ontario Hockey League game. The 17-year-old forward was pressed into goal as an emergency replacement when Erie Otters starting goalie Ramis Sadikov was injured early in a 13-4 loss to the Niagara IceDogs on Sunday. “Well, I’m a road hockey goalie, ball hockey goalie, but that’s the first time I’ve put on goalie equipment and played on ice since I was 5 years old,” Crisp said. The Pennsylvania club dressed only one goalie after backup Devin Williams sustained a head injury in a game against Saginaw. Sadikov was knocked out 1:45 into the game Sunday. IceDogs for-

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He didn’t flinch when Woods went birdie-eagle for a 62, his best final round ever, and nearly nine shots better than the average score Sunday. McIlroy could hear the roar from a mile away, gathered himself and then rolled in a birdie putt. He followed with three par saves over the last five holes for a two-shot victory, elevating him to No. 1 in the world. McIlroy became the 16th player to become No.1, ending the 40week reign of Luke Donald, who sent a congratulatory message on Twitter by telling Boy Wonder, “Enjoy the view.” McIlroy is the second-youngest player to be No. 1 in the world ranking — Woods was 21 when he first reached the top after the U.S. Open in 1997. And it should be noted that Woods only stayed at No. 1 for one measly week. After trading places with Ernie Els, Greg Norman and eventually David Duval, Woods finally established himself as the best by staying at No. 1 for more than five years. It’s too early to call McIlroy the next Tiger. Even though there are similarities in their age, it is worth pointing out their differences. McIlroy reached No. 1 in his 115th tournament that count toward the ranking; Woods reached the top in his 21st tournament. McIlroy won for the fifth time in his career, including a U.S. Open he won at Congressional by eight shots with a record score (268). When Woods played 115 tournaments, he already had won five majors and 32 tournaments around the world. Even as Woods appears to be

ward Alex Friesen received a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct on the play. With no backup on the bench the Otters had to either dress a player for the rest of the game or forfeit. Enter Crisp, who hadn’t played this season after undergoing shoulder surgery, but was designated the backup goalie prior to the game. “Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be playing today,” Crisp said. Following a 20-minute delay while he donned goalie equipment, Crisp stepped onto the ice and almost slipped, then fell while taking warmup shots. “My feet are still cramped, I can hardly walk right now,” Crisp said. “Rammer’s skates were three times too small and not getting closer to regaining full form, his gallery was double the size of the crowd following McIlroy in the final round, and not just because Woods has made south Florida his new home. Woods remains compelling. No one has ever won more majors so quickly, and there remains interest whether he can make it all the way back. Four players have been No. 1 since Woods abdicated his throne 16 months ago — Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and now McIlroy. The difference is that McIlroy is so young, and already has accomplished so much. He might only have five wins, but three were in the United States, including a major. Not everyone accepted Westwood as the world’s No. 1 player during his two stints that covered 22 weeks because he never won a major. There is no correlation between No. 1 and winning majors, it only seemed that way because Woods was at the top for so long and had won 14 majors before he turned 33. That’s why Donald, despite being No. 1 longer than anyone besides Woods in the last 15 years, was slow to gain proper respect. It took him winning the money titles on two tours before Donald got his due. Kaymer had won a PGA Championship, yet remained an enigma. With McIlroy, there is no debate. “He’s got a game that people think is world No. 1,” three-time major champion Padraig Harrington said. “That’s why nobody is going to have any complaints about Rory being world No. 1. He won a major at a young age. He’s got the game. Yeah, you can compare him with Tiger. He’s still got

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working for other teams. Goodell was not at the meeting. After the league made its investigation public Friday, Williams admitted to, and apologized for, running a bounty pool of up to $50,000 over the last three seasons, rewarding players for knocking targeted opponents out of games. The league now wants to know whether Williams — who recently left the Saints to become defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams — ran a similar scheme while a head coach or assistant with the Titans, Redskins, Jaguars and Bills. Current Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who played under Williams in Washington, said a player could get rewarded for knocking a player out of a game with a clean hit, but only after the fact — not as a pre-planned “bounty.” Sometimes players wrote each other checks for such plays. “It wasn’t always Coach Williams” who paid up, Alexander said. Several players described their profession as ripe for this to happen: a violent workplace with plenty of cash floating around. “Everybody knows those things have been around. Some people just unfortunately got caught with their hand in the cookie jar,” said Kyle Turley, an offensive lineman from 1998-07 for the Saints, Rams and Chiefs and one of hundreds of former players who are plaintiffs in concussion-related lawsuits against the league. “It happens a lot on special teams, where they prey on those young guys — the ‘expendables’ as I like to call them — who want some extra money or want to prove their worth so they can stick around longer.” Think of it as an incentive system run amok. “A lot of business firms try

wide enough. That’s probably why I couldn’t skate.” Crisp made six saves in the first period, 12 in the second and 14 in the third, which ended with a standing ovation and the firststar selection. “It was appreciated so much — beyond words,” Crisp said. “Honestly, it was embarrassing to let some of those goals in, but I think the IceDogs’ fans knew. I can’t say enough about how fun and classy that was. Ryan Strome led Niagara with five goals and an assist. Still, Crisp was the star. “As soon I got on the bus I called my parents and as soon as they picked up the phone they 120 were laughing,” Crisp said. “It’s definitely something I will never forget.” a lot to do. And there’s no doubt that Tiger’s 14 majors are very impressive. “But if you’re going to win a lot of majors, you’ve got to start winning them early,” Harrington said. “At 22 years of age, the world No. 1, a major in the bank, he’s going to play a lot of majors where he’ll be the favorite.” Harrington won his first major at Carnoustie in 2007, when McIlroy was an 18-year-old amateur who played bogey-free in the opening round for a 68 and went on to be the low amateur. At the trophy presentation that day, Harrington said he was happy to get his major before this kid from Northern Ireland started winning one. “There’s very few players as good as him at his age out there winning tournaments,” Harrington said. “There are guys with potential, but he’s already delivered. And he has a good balance in his life. He doesn’t look like a guy who is going to burn out. He looks like he’s going to be here for a while.” Not since Woods has anyone shown this much potential at such a young age. McIlroy has worked hard on his short game, particularly his putting inside 6 feet, which had kept him from winning more. In his last 12 tournaments, he has won three times (one of them the Shanghai Masters, which was unofficial). Only once he has finished out of the top five. This is the consistency required of the No. 1 player in golf. McIlroy has consistency and power, a lethal combination. And there doesn’t appear to be any swing changes along the way. “He’s a very good player, very young, still learning,” Westwood said. “I think he’s got a fairly bright future.”

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IRS warns of tax scam Retirees should beware of a new scheme in which they are tempted by unscrupulous people to file federal tax returns for refunds they don’t deserve, said an Internal Revenue Service spokesman. “Promoters claim they can obtain for their victims, often senior citizens, a tax refund or nonexistent stimulus payment based on the American Opportunity Tax Credit, even if the victim was not enrolled in or paying for college,” the IRS warned. “Promoters may charge exorbitant upfront fees to file these claims and are often long gone when victims discover they’ve been scammed,” according to the IRS.

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BP shares hit their highest level in a year Monday after the company’s announcement that it reached a settlement with victims of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP shares closed up 46 cents at $47.96. BP expects to pay out at least $7.8 billion as part of the settlement with money from the $20 billion compensation fund that it established. BP still has to resolve claims by the U.S. government, Gulf states and its partners in the Deepwater Horizon project.

A man touches a statue of a charging bull in Shanghai, China, that is similar to the Wall Street Bull in New York City. China has trimmed its economic growth target to 7.5 percent from an 8 percent goal in place since 2005.

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More of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers say they are dropping his program after the conservative talk show host’s derogatory comments about a Georgetown law student. On Monday, AOL Inc. and Tax Resolution Services Co. were the eighth and ninth companies to say that they will suspend advertising on Limbaugh’s program, one of the most popular radio shows in the country. AOL, an Internet portal that runs the TechCrunch blog and the Huffington Post, said Monday that Limbaugh’s comments “are not in line with our values.”

WITH A RUMORED launch date for the iPad 3 closing fast, many current iPad owners are wondering just how much tablet envy they’ll have to endure, or whether an upgrade will be worth the cost. The iPad 2 added front and rear cameras, a streamlined chassis, and a few other modest improvements, but as an upgrade goes, it was not earth shattering. So what do people have to look forward to in the latest Apple tablet? Although notorious for “leaking” specifications or “losing” devices prior to launch, Apple keeps a pretty tight lid on some of its new product releases, so it’s impossible to say what the final specifications of the device will be until it’s actually out in the wild. But it is possible to look at some of the inevitable minutia produced during hardware procurement, the capabilities listed in Apple’s Software

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lowing five interest-rate increases from October 2010 to July 2011 aimed at slowing inflation. China’s government plans a budget deficit of 800 billion yuan ($127 billion), or1.5 percent of GDP, Wen said. The Ministry of Finance in January gave preliminary budget data indicating a 2011deficit of 519 billion yuan, or 1.1 percent of GDP. “The biggest hurdle facing China’s economy now is that the government’s income is too high and the people’s income is too low,” Zong, 66, chairman of Hangzhou Wahaha Group and a member of China’s legislature, said in the interview.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- General Motors plans to begin taking orders in April on pickups that run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, potentially reducing costs for users. The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended-cab pickups will be offered with a 6.0-liter, V-8 engine that can “seamlessly” transition between natural gas and gasoline, the Detroit-based automaker said Monday. A vehicle such as the ones GM will offer can save a driver $6,000 to $10,000 in fuel costs over a three-year period because CNG is cheaper than gasoline, said Joyce Mattman, director of GM commercial product and specialty vehicles. The bi-fuel option will expand GM’s customer base for CNG products, said Mattman, who declined to say how many CNG pickups GM plans to sell. Natural gas costs on average one-third less than conventional gasoline and there are 1,000 CNG-fueling stations in the United States, of which about half are open to the public, according to Washington-based trade group Natural Gas Vehicles for America. GM said bi-fuel pickups will be offered to both commercial and retail customers and be delivered late this year. The pickups will have tanks that can hold the equivalent of 17 gallons of CNG and a 36-gallon tank of gasoline, giving the vehicles a combined range of more than 650 miles, said Mike Jones, product manager for GM’s fleet and commercial operations.

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WEDNESDAY Clear, warmer

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Labor and delivery classes Hazleton General Hospital will offer labor and delivery classes from 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday beginning this Wednesday through March 28 at its Family Birthing Center. The classes, recommended after the sixth month of pregnancy, are designed to provide information on pregnancy, labor and birth, anesthesia, Cesarean birth, post-partum experience, baby care, and infant/child safety. It will also acquaint the expecting mother with HGH’s obstetrical unit and staff, including their lactation consultant. Other information includes a tour of the maternity department, car seat safety, labor and birth preparation, relaxation and breathing techniques, toning exercises, infant care, breastfeeding, and infant/child CPR. The expectant mother is encouraged to attend with the father or labor partner. Fee is $40 per couple delivering at HGH; and $50 for patients not delivering at the hospital. Call 501-4200 to register.

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Turtle helps troubled kids come out of their shells By DIANE C. LADE Sun Sentinel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Dr. Mitch Spero’s therapy partner is up to his old tricks this afternoon. He crawls across the room on his belly to bulldoze through a toy block wall built by a young client. Then he rolls over. And plays dead. Unusual behavior — especially for a turtle. Florida, the three-toed box turtle who lives next to the printer in Spero’s Plantation, Fla., office, has a talent for ca-

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Q: I’ve had hives with itching and facial swelling for the past 10 months. I’ve been to four MDs and have had many blood tests to see what I may be allergic to. All tests show nothing and I’ve decided to seek help from a homeopathic specialist. Can you help? —S.F., San Diego A: Chronic hives are pretty tough to figure out. They’re most often from an allergic reaction to a food, food additive/ preservative, drug or insect sting. One in five people will have them at some point in life. They generally don’t last for more than a day or so, and usually respond nicely to an antihistamine. Most of the time, we can figure out the cause — like a new soap or perfume, or a new medication — but sometimes the cause isn’t obvious, and the hives persist for months or years. You’re likely familiar with over-thecounter antihistamines like Benadryl, Claritin/Alavert, Zyrtec or Allegra. If they don’t help, we usually add a second antihistamine like Zantac or Pepcid. Even though they help with heartburn and ulcers, they’re also a type of antihistamine. The combination of using a traditional antihistamine along with an ulcer medication like Zantac or Pepcid has been shown to be effective in more than half of those with hives. A short course of prednisone may be helpful as well. A fair number of folks with chronic hives will have spontaneous clearing of the hives in as mysterious a fashion as when they first appeared. Dr. Mitchell Hecht is a physician specializing in internal medicine. Send questions to him at: "Ask Dr. H," P.O. Box 767787, Atlanta, GA 30076. Due to the large volume of mail received, personal replies are not possible.

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Q: Do you think that high fructose corn sweetener is bad? —R.B., Philadelphia A: Despite the widespread use of high fructose corn sweetener, blamed by some for the obesity epidemic seen in adults and children, there have not been any studies showing that fructose is different than sucrose (table sugar). While we’re probably consuming too much sugar overall, the teaching to date has been that sugar is sugar. That paradigm might shift a bit with a new comparison study that seems to show a difference between the two. Researchers at the University of Florida evaluated the effect of 24 ounces of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) versus sucrose-sweetened soft drinks on 40 men and women, and found a difference between how the two affect the body. They found that the makeup of the sugars resulted in how much fructose was absorbed by the body. Sucrose is 50 percent fructose and 50 percent glucose bonded together as a complex carbohydrate, while HFCS is a mixture of 55 percent free fructose and 45 percent free glucose. The researchers showed that HFCS soft drinks result in significantly higher fructose blood levels than sucrose-sweetened soft drinks. The HFCS soft drinks resulted in a higher uric acid level and a 3 mm greater rise in the systolic blood pressure. High uric acid levels are not only a risk factor for gout, but are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, heart disease and kidney disease. I would not view HFCS as evil, but I think it’s a good idea to put healthy limits on the consumption of all sugar sweetened beverages and foods, with the goals of a balanced diet that avoids putting on excess weight and adequate exercise. Obesity has more to do with inadequate exercise/ activity than sugar.

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Fundraisers for Jayden Jayden, a 7-year-old who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, will be receiving a diabetic alert dog named Rocky Bowser to help identify dangerous blood sugar problems for him. Jayden’s mother, Sara, needs to raise $1,000 to pay off the balance of the alert dog. The following fundraisers will be held: • “Party for Jayden,â€? 5-8 p.m., March 22, Rodano’s, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Cost is $20 and includes food and drinks. • “Dance for Jayden,â€? by the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA at its second annual Zumbathon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for participants with a student ID. The two-hour event will feature a silent auction, giveaways and refreshments. For tickets to either event or to make a donation, contact Sara May at Sara.May@solidcactus.com or call the WilkesBarre Y at 823-2191, ext. 222. Coupon books available The American Lung Association is offering books that contain coupons from participating Burger King restaurants and sports and amusement parks. The book, a $50 value, can be obtained for a $1 donation. Books contain five coupons for either a value-size french fry or value-size soft drink redeemable at participating Burger King restaurants now through June. The book also contains coupons for two tickets to any game of the Erie SeaWolves, Harrisburg Senators, Lancaster Barnstormers, State College Spikes, Washington Wild Things, Wilmington Blue Rocks or York Revolution between April and July, as well as reduced admissions of $8 (for up to four people) to Hersheypark and $2 (for up to four people) to ZooAmerica during the 2012 season. Books can be ordered through the mail by sending $1 per book plus $1.25 postage and handling for up to five books; $2 postage for up to 10 books and $4 postage for more than 10 books to: American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic, 3001 Old Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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HEALTH PEOPLE Geisinger Health System was recently recognized with a number two national ranking on the IMS 2012 Top 100 Integrated Health Systems list as well as inclusion in the list of the top 15 health systems in the country by Thomson Reuters. Published in the Jan. 21, 2012 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, the 13th annual IMS ranking identifies the 100 most integrated health networks. In addition to its num-

ber two ranking nationally, up from number 12 in 201 1, Geisinger also attained the number one ranking for the Northeast. This is the eighth consecutive year Geisinger has been included on the list. Members of the Misericordia University Occupational Therapy Program’s 2011 graduating class recently achieved a pass rate higher than the national average among first-time test takers for the National Board of Certification in Occupational

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ogy and clinical director, Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Program, Allied Services Integrated Raymond Health System at the Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, will be presenting at the annual conference of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology this month in Las Vegas. Dr. Raymond’s presentation is

entitled “The Importance of Serial Neuropsychological Assessment in the Differential Diagnosis of Mixed Dementia.” InterMountain Medical Group has announced Dr. Michael Moclock, family practitioner, has opened a new office at 239 S. Mountain Blvd., Suite 600, Mountain Top. His office will be located in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital’s all-new Mountain Top Campus, which will include primary care physician office space and comprehensive outpatient services,

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including diagnostic imaging, laboratory services and therapy. Dr. Moclock earned his bachelor’s Moclock degree from DeSales University, Center Valley, and his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. He completed his residency in family medicine at Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, Kingston.

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Ask anyone at the gym what you should do for a better looking stomach,andthey’llreplywithone of the most common fitness myths there is: “You should do crunches for your abs.” The truth is that crunches do not work, and they’re one of the most dangerous exercises for your lower back to boot. Why crunches don’t work Crunches don’t address the real reason you don’t like the way your stomach looks. Right now, you’ve already got a four-pack or a sixpack — even if you’ve never exercised a day in your entire life, and you have terrible nutrition. If you can’t see your abs, the problem is that there is too much fat between

the skin and the muscle. If you cut your body fat in half, your stomach will look way better, even if you don’t do any crunches whatsoever because you are removing the fat that is hiding your abs. The key to a better stomach is fat loss. There is no such thing as “spot reduction” that will make the fat overtopofthemgoawaywithoutreducing the other fat on your body. Fat loss is like a bathtub full of water. If you take a big scoop out, you do not end up with a scoopsized hole in the water; instead the water level of the tub goes down as a whole. This is how fat-loss works; if you cause your body to lose fat, then your body-fat levels go down everywhere. Sure, fat loss isn’t perfectly uniform, but crunches are not going to do anything to undo

how your genes like to lose fat. The keys to fat loss Nutrition. You can’t out-train a bad diet unless you are an 18 year oldmale.Primarilycutoutthesugar and flour. Simple carbs make you fat and hungry. Resistance training. You want moves that recruit maximum muscle mass, so you stimulate maximal increase in your metabolism after you workout. So, crunches could be called a resistance exercise, but they targetverylittleofyourbody.Aplank would be a much better choice as it involves your legs, butt, arms and shoulders. High intensity interval training. Short sprints and longer rests repeated over and over again (a 30second bike sprint, 60-second slow

peddling, repeated for 10 rounds). Like resistance training, high intensity interval training will also give you a nice metabolic boost after your workout to help melt the fat off your midsection. Other exercise such as walking, jogging, etc. Do not start with the lowest priority activity. This is where everyone starts, and startingwiththeleastimportantkindof exercise is one of the big reasons most people get no results. Move onto this category if you have more than 5 or 6 hours per week for exercise. If you don’t have that much time, ignore “other stuff.” Why crunches aren’t safe The world’s leading expert on lower back pain is Dr. Stuart McGill. He studies where low back pain and injuries come from, how

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shows and YouTube. Television star and animal lover Ellen DeGeneres featured his “greatest tricks” video on her talk show. David Letterman, known for his “stupid pet tricks” segment, called him for an audition. And he’s been profiled for the Japanese version of “Animal Planet.” Florida’s latest career move? Spero, a child and family therapist, hopes to star Florida in a book series aimed at helping children overcome loss and trauma. Anxious or shy youngsters who might be afraid of a dog giggle when they get to hold a turtle that, following Spero’s hand commands, will wave at them or give them a high-five. If Florida can come out of his shell, Spero tells them, or bravely push his way through obstacles like toy block walls, well, so can they. “Even though a turtle doesn’t necessarily understand feelings, I can use him to help children learn about theirs,” said Spero, who started college wanting to be a veterinarian. He’s finished and self-published the first book, “Florida The Turtle Who Thinks He’s A Dog Finds his Feelings” ($9.43, plus tax and shipping) and is selling it at FloridaTheTurtle.com. Future volumes may find Florida dealing with divorce or a family death. Florida’s calling card so far, however, has been his repertoire of atypical tortoise moves. Plucked from an obscure South

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Florida pet store in 1983, Florida soon proved he was uncommonly attentive and friendly. Grabbing at lettuce in Spero’s hand, he reared back on his haunches, sat up like a terrier, and the rest was history. Florida even has flown coach class to film the “Today” show in New York City, and had to spend the night in a dresser drawer when the hotel couldn’t turn up a terrarium as originally promised. He spent most of his on-camera appearance the next day trying to

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playing with Florida helps Spero’s young patients relax and open up. One of Pet Partners’ board members is a therapist in practice with a lizard. To be fair, if any reptile has good people skills, it probably would be the box turtle. Dale R. Jackson, a senior research zoologist at Florida State University, said they generally are friendly and very food motivated. Spero’s early lettuce feedings likely got Florida in the habit of eagerly following his hands, Jackson said, and his unusually high, round shell causes him to “roll over” when he stretches too high. “I’m not sure if I would call them tricks,” Jackson said. “But if the turtle is helping out children, that’s great.” A trained turtle is a great icebreaker, Spero said, when his new young patients think an office visit means getting a shot or something else scary. Florida also serves as a role model. Annika Wible, a 9-year-old from Plantation who has been seeing Spero since her parents divorced, remembers thinking about Florida stretching his neck far out of his shell after she had been hurt in gymnastics and wanted to quit. “I thought, well, there is a turtle out there and he can do all these things,” she said. “I think Florida inspires kids.”

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paying the salaries of shoe-company employees) that you shouldn’t swap out running shoes for tennis shoes, or basketball for lacrosse, or soccer for volleyball, or Zumba for racquetball. With each sport, feet move in different ways, and shoes need to provide support or flexibility for such endeavors. Thus, the $17.5 billion that Americans spent on athletic shoes in 2010, according to the National Sporting Goods Association. “Where a running shoe needs to be flexible, a court shoe needs to be a little more firm because of what you’re trying to do,” says Conway, 52, who lives in Arlington. “In basketball, there’s a lot of forward, backward, side-to-side. You need a firm sole of a shoe to give support through those motions.” A tennis shoe needs support to compensate for side-to-side movements and toe cushioning for the sport’s stop-and-go movements, says Angie Brown, director of rehabilitation services at Medical City Dallas Hospital. “If it doesn’t fit and you’re constantly coming to a stop quickly, your foot can hit the end of it and get jammed into the toe area,” Brown says. “You’re getting blood under your toenail and you can lose the toenail.” If you have a hammertoe — that is, toes curled under — or bunions, the pain and foot trauma could be even worse, she says. As purchasing manager for Run On, Katie Pyle’s vocation is shoes. An athlete from a young age, Pyle has known the importance of buying sports-specific shoes. She would never, she says, have dreamed “of wearing a running shoe to compete in a basketball game or a softball cleat to a soccer game.” Pyle, 32, says specific shoes give what every athlete wants: an edge. “It could be in the form of preventing injury or a better grip on the surface or increasing speed. Could you use a running shoe to play basketball? Sure, and you may even make a few shots.” Similarly, says Pyle, who lives in McKinney, “you could bring a Toyota Prius to go off-roading in rugged terrain. But the person who shows up in a four-wheeldrive Land Rover stands a better chance every time. That’s what a Land Rover is built for.” Maybe nothing bad will happen if you don’t wear the right shoe. But you could end up pay-

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ing a visit to Brown or one of her fellow physical therapists. “If your shoes don’t fit right, you can end up getting blisters and then jam your toe and then you start to run or walk funny because you’re compensating for the shoe,” says Brown, 42, of Allen, Texas. That could lead to pain or injury in the ankle, hip and lower back. “It might start as knee pain,” she says. “‘Why does that hurt?’ Because you’re walking funny. ‘Why am I walking funny?’ Because your shoe doesn’t fit.” Here are some tips on how to buy the right shoe: • Do your research on what type of shoe is best for your sport. You’ll have more of an idea of what to look for. This doesn’t entail asking friends what they wear, because your feet are not their feet. • Seek help. At running stores such as Run On and Luke’s Locker, employees are trained to watch customers walk or run, and offer a selection of shoes most likely to fit according to their gait and how they move. Sporting goods stores have shoes arranged by sport. • Bring your old shoes. The wear pattern on their soles can help experts determine how you’ve worn them down; i.e., if you pronate (walk inward on your shoes) or supinate (walk on the outsole). • Shop at the end of the day. Feet swell; the pair of shoes that fits fine at 10 a.m. will probably be too snug by dusk. • Try them on. Walk around the store. Jog up and down the aisles. If you just take them for looks alone, you won’t care about appearance once your feet start hurting. • Buy the right size. Yes, even if it is bigger than what you think you wear. In running and walking shoes, you’ll need a pair at least a half to full size larger than usual. It’s no reflection on your weight. Really. • Make sure they’re comfortable NOW. Don’t tell yourself, “Oh, they’ll stretch.” You should be able to put them on and start walking right this very minute.

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en’s soccer coach at Texas Chriscushion there?” • What he and the team wear: tian University; Conway of Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute Prince T22 • What to look for: Comfort. BASKETBALL • The expert: Brian Conway, “Soccer shoes should feel like a member of the board of directors glove on your hand,” Bell says. of Dallas-based National Athletic “They need to be a happy balance between Trainers’ Associsnug and ation not too • What to look tight. You for: “You want a want to be bend in the foreable to foot because strike the you’re on your toes ball propera lot,” says Conly.” Or playing tennis. Or sashaying way, also director • Cauof sports medicine Nike Tiempo Legend IV Elite through your aerobics class. tions Confor Ben Hogan way: “People try to get a smaller WHAT’S BEST FOR YOUR Sports Therapy Institute. • What else to look for: A broad shoe because they feel like if it’s GAME? Additional advice from experts toe box, which, as its name im- compact and they kick, the ball plies, is where the toes are. “As will explode off. But to play you on buying sport-specific shoes. you move and cut, your feet will have to be able to move. You can’t TENNIS • The expert: Marty Berry- spread out. If it is too narrow, move if the shoe is tight.” • What else to look for: The man, tennis coach at Collin Col- your foot can’t work the way that proper shoe for the proper suris most beneficial.” lege “The heel face, Bell says. For a hard ground, • What to counter is the you need a shoe with a molded, look for: Duracurve in the rubber-type bility, good back of the cleat, he says. traction. “In soft shoe. It needs to For tennis, you’re be a lot firmer ground, you stopping on a and more snug need a shoe dime and gometal than in a run- with ing in the othstuds for better ning shoe.” er direction,” • Anything traction. says Berry- Nike Zoom Hyper Fuse • Anything Brooks Ghost else? Lace-ups man, who’s coached for 34 years. “You want a over Velcro. “Tightening the lac- else? Quality, says. shoe to grip the court but to re- es keeps your foot where it’s sup- Bell “Look to make sure the craftsposed to be.” lease so the athlete can move.” • What he wears: He hasn’t manship is to your liking, as well • What else to look for: “Make sure the cup inside the shoe that played basketball for a while, he as the material used to make the says, but his teenage son wears shoe.” In other words, check for holds the foot doesn’t slip.” details like even stitching. “If • Anything else? “Generally Nike Zoom Hyper Fuse. you’re buying a shoe and have SOCCER tennis players will be on the balls • The expert: Eric Bell, wom- money to afford a decent one, go of their feet. Is there adequate

for the more expensive because it’s made better,” he says. “It should last you a season.” • What he wears: Nike Tiempo Legend IV Elite (The school has a contract with Nike.) RUNNING • The experts: Kerry Little, Dallas Luke’s Locker training coordinator, and Duncan Cragg, shoe manager for its Mockingbird Lane location. • What to look for: A shoe that feels like an extension of your foot. It should support your foot so your toes aren’t cramped, yet fit snugly enough so you have to untie it to take it off. • What else to look for: A heel that fits snugly, but with a thumb’s width between the end of your toe and the shoe. If the heel slips, check out nrunnersworld.com to learn the simple but effective “runner’s loop” way of lacing your shoes. • Anything else? Plan on buying a new pair every 300 to 400 miles, Little says. One test: Turn your shoe over. Press on the midsole, what she calls “the sweet spot in the middle of the ball of the foot.” If it feels mushy, “like foam rubber instead of responsive rubber,” Cragg says, it’s time for a new pair. • What she wears: Brooks Ghost

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For more information, including participating Burger King locations, call (800) 9320903 extension 35 or visit: lunginfo.org/funpacs. All monies raised support programs and services of the Lung Association. Breast cancer expert to speak Dr. Susan M. Domchek, director of the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the featured presenter and keynote speaker at “A Health Seminar on Breast Cancer Prevention and Detection” on March 16. The two part event, which is presented by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, begins with a featured presentation by Dr. Domchek from 9-11 a.m. in the Leo Moskovitz Theater on the fourth floor of the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The second part will be held during the Medical Grand Rounds at the McGowan Conference Room on the second floor of the Ancillary Building at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, from noon to 1 p.m., with Dr. Domchek as keynote speaker. Sessions qualify for PSNA CEU. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 969-6072. Tickets are $10 per person, and checks may be made payable to Komen for the Cure®, Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate. Parking is available in the University of Scranton Parking Pavilion on Mulberry Street on Level 4 and above.

website at www.unitedwaywb.org or can be picked up at the United Way office in WilkesBarre. Local businesses and agencies that would like a large quantity of cards for their employees and/or clients can call the United Way at 829-6711, ext. 237 to place an order. The FamilyWize card is accepted at more than 60 pharmacies in the Wyoming Valley. A complete listing can be found on United Way’s website.

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ADA training session The Americans with Disabilities Act will be the focus of an upcoming “Breaking Barriers” training sponsored by the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Intellectual Training Council on Quality. The free three-hour session will be held from 1:304:30 p.m. March 20 at the Luzerne County West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Presenters include Keith Williams and Tom Shaffer, both of the Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living. They will explore ways to effectively communicate with and assist people with disabilities, both physical and deaf and hard of hearing. To register for the free training, call the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program at 8259441 or toll free (800) 816-1880. FamilyWize cards available The FamilyWize card, which lowers the cost of medicine by an average of 30 percent or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan, is being distributed through the United Way. There are no applications, fees, a waiting period, or age and income requirements. Cards can be printed from the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s

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Sebastian P. Evans Sebastian Paul Evans, son of Scott and Jennifer Evans, White Haven, is celebrating his fifth birthday today, March 6. Sebastian is a grandson of Jean Evans and the late Paul Evans, Bristol; the late David Cool Sr., St. Johnsville, N.Y.; and Karen Cool, Dolgeville, N.Y. He is a great-grandson of Margaret Bissett, Dolgeville, N.Y. Sebastian is the adopted grandson of Catherine Penska and the late Joe Penska, White Haven. He has a sister, Isabella, 7, and a brother, Mitchell, 2.

Jillian K. Hitchcock Jillian Kate Hitchcock, daughter of Tom and Amy Hitchcock, Endicott, N.Y., celebrated her fifth birthday March 1. Jillian is a granddaughter of Tony and Sharon DeMaranville, Larksville, and John and Sonya Hitchcock, Peckville. She is a great-granddaughter of Helen DeMaranville, Larksville. Jillian has a sister, Allison, 7.

Greater Hazleton Health Alliance provides heart education

In observance of National Heart Month, the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA) held ‘Embrace Your Heart,’ a heart-health awareness educational program that focused on the signs and symptoms of heart disease in women and the role that fitness and healthy eating play in heart health. A variety of medical professionals discussed steps that women can take now to prevent heart disease in the future. Free health screenings were also available to attendees. The program was held at the Hazleton Health and Wellness Center. Some of the participants, from left: Barbara Hunsinger, lead/coordinator, Cardiology Associates; Megan Scherer, chief administrative officer, Hazleton Health and Wellness Center; and Laura Jones, nurse manager, Hazleton Health and Wellness Center.

Name: Scruffy Sex: male Age: young adult Breed/type: schnauzer mix About this dog: neutered; up to date on shots

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How to adopt: Call or visit the Hazleton Animal Shelter, 101 N. Poplar St., Hazleton. Phone 4540640. Hours for adoptions are 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Business

hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Wish List: donations of cat food, cleaning supplies, paper products, and blankets are in need.

‘Judi H. Rock On 2’ committee donates to cancer institute The planning committee for ‘Judi H. Rock On 2,’ a dance party and fundraiser held on Feb. 4, recently presented a check for $27,000 to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The committee consists of friends and family of Judi Perry Hartridge, Dunmore, who lost her battle with cancer in 2007. At the check presentation, from left: Peggy LaBelle; Beth Troy; Tony Vergnetti; Patty Vergnetti; Dana Morris, event co-chair; Pat Troy; Bob Durkin, president, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Sharon LaBelle; John Hartridge, event co-chair; Paul LaBelle, honorary event chair; and Carmel D’Angelo.

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Sky Patience Grella, daughter of Nicole Sholcosky and John C. Grella, Avoca, is celebrating her seventh birthday today, March 6. Sky is a granddaughter of John and Nancy Grella, Avoca, and Joseph and flora Sholcosky, Dickson City. She is a greatgranddaughter of the late Frances Cavalari, Avoca.

Joey Gibbons, son of Jenny Derr, Swoyersville, and Joe Gibbons, Plains Township, is celebrating his 1 1th birthday today, March 6. Joey is a grandson of John and Susan Frohman, Swoyersville, and Joe and Gloria Gibbons, Wilkes-Barre. He has two sisters, Kayley, 12, and Larissa, 2.

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Colton Smith, son of Jim and Melissa Smith, is celebrating his second birthday today, March 6. Colton is a grandson of Michael and Ann Berish and Teresa Biros, all of Pringle, and James and Jackie Smith, Pittston. He is a great-grandson of Caroline Rukstalis, Courtdale.

Adam Hoover, son of Damian and Janice Hoover, Lehman, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, March 6. Adam is a grandson of Alvah and Carol Hoover, Shickshinny Lake, and Eugene and Patricia Kane, Swoyersville. He has a brother, Evan, 7.

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Church, Father Nolan Hall day room. New members are welcome. Dues for 2012 are due. The next trip will be to Mount Airy on March 22. Money for trip is also due. For more information call Otto at 474-0641. MOUNTAIN TOP: The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Program from12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Course is only open to previous participants who have taken the course around three years ago. Cost is $14 per person, with a $2 discount for AARP members. Students should bring drivers licenses to the class along with checks payable to AARP and AARP membership cards, if applicable. To register, contact Pat Pisaneschi at 868-6732 or ppisanes@epix.net.

Cost is $2 for center members and $3 for non-members. To register call Connie Andrews. Donations of four-ply yarn are being sought. Yarn can be dropped off 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the center, or arrangements can be made for pick up. PLAINS TWP.: Plains Senior Citizens Project Head will meet at1 p.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul school cafeteria, Hudson Road. Hostesses are Alice Paulich, Dominick Pape, Virginia Pasquarielo, Phylliss Shillabeer and Barbara Silvi. Hostesses should report at 11:30 a.m. New members welcome. At the last meeting members received a long-stem rose presented by President O’Connor in honor of Valentine’s Day.

PLYMOUTH: The Plymouth Shawnee Senior Citizens will meet PITTSTON: Pittston Senior Center, 441N. Main St., will present at1p.m. Thursday at the First Welsh Baptist Church, West Shawa program on colon cancer by the nee and Girard avenues. A musical Northeast Cancer Institute at11:15 group from Wyoming Valley West a.m. Thursday. The public is inHigh School will perform. The Rev. vited. Anita J. Ambrose will preside at the The St. Patrick’s Day special business meeting. Members are dinner and party will take place on March15. Dinner reservations must reminded to bring a sandwich. Beverages will be provided. be made a day in advance. A $2 donation is requested for the dinner. PLYMOUTH: The Senior CitiCost of the party is $3. Music will be provided by Donna and Bill Arnold zen’s Friendship Club of St. Mary’s will meet at1p.m. Monday at the and light refreshments will be Holy Child school building on served. Willow Street. Reservations are being accepted A trip is planned for June17-19 to for the trip on April18 to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. Cost is $72 the Birkshires in Massachusetts. The trip includes lodging at and includes motor coach transCrowne Plaza Hotel; full-course portation, full-course dinner and breakfasts and dinners daily; visits comedy show. Reservations can also be made for the following trips, to the Shrine of Divine Mercy, June12, Ace in the Hole Products at home of St. Faustina’s relics; Norman Rockwell Museum and origiThe Royal Manor; July 22, Woodnal studio; Nutcracker Castle; lock Pines; and Sept. 9-13, WildSanta’s Toy Factory; Yankee Candle; wood/Atlantic City. For more Baarion Christmas Village; Shakers information contact Connie AnVillage; and tours of Stockbridge, drews at 655-5561. Zumba Gold classes are held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tanglewood, Berkshires and more. All taxes and gratuities are included. Call Ann at 779-3203 for reservations. Trip is open to all. The next meeting will be at1 p.m. March19. Servers are Barbara Orlowski, Maggie Panek, Janice Perfetto, and Felix and Regina Pietrzykoski. SWOYERSVILLE: Swoyersville Senior Citizens will meet at1p.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity social hall. Refreshments will be served in observance of St. Patrick’s Day. Bingo will also be played. New members are welcome. At the last meeting, the winners of the 50-50 fundraiser were Mario Zucca, Arlene Gomba and Eleanor Hudak. WILKES-BARRE: The Father Nahas Senior Citizens Club will meet at1:30 p.m. today in the church hall of St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St. Plans for spring and summer activities will be discussed. Servers are Sadie Bergstrasser, Hal Morrash and Joan Kaufer. Pinochle players are need. A trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, is being planned. Sadie Barkovitz is in charge of the trip. For more information call 825-6210 or 829-3023. WYOMING: The Wyoming, West Wyoming Seniors will meet at1:30 p.m. today at St. Monica’s meeting center. Frank Perfinski will conduct the meeting. Servers are Helen Markert, Nancy Marcy and Paul Delaney. Dues will be collected. Refreshments will be served after the meeting and bingo will be played. New members welcome. At the last meeting 50-50 winners were Angie Matruzzo, Joann Kwasny and Paul Delaney. Bingo jackpot winners were Angie Mastruzzo and Joann Kwasny.

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LEGAL NOTICE DEADLINES Saturday 12:30 on Friday Sunday 4:00 pm on Friday Monday 4:30 pm on Friday Tuesday 4:00 pm on Monday Wednesday 4:00 pm on Tuesday

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FOUND March 5. Female

German Shepherd. Young. Red collar. No tags. On PA Turnpike in Moosic, off Birney Ave. . Was struck by car. Was taken to clinic. Call 570-881-4287 RELIGIOUS ARTICLE found on Hazle Street, WilkesBarre, on Nov. 5th. Call to describe. 570-829-0776

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LEGAL NOTICE ESTATE OF BENJAMIN J. CZARNECKI, JR. DECEASED (Died on 01/02/ 2012). Late of Forty-Fort, Luzerne County, PA. Letters Testamentary have been granted and all creditors shall make demand and all debtors shall make payment without delay to to CAROLINE MAGISTRO, EXECUTRIX or BRIGID E. CAREY, ESQUIRE, PO Box 3838, Scranton, PA 18505-0838.

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified! ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Alan James Finlay a/k/a Alan J. Finlay, Deceased. Late of Dallas Twp., Luzerne County, PA. D.O.D. 1/27/12. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to Evelyn M. Finlay, Executrix, c/o John R. Latourette, Jr., Esq., 1500 Market St., Ste. 3500E, Phila., PA 191022101. Or to her Atty.: John R. Latourette, Jr., Dilworth Paxson LLP, 1500 Market St., Ste. 3500E, Phila., PA 19102-2101.

By order of the Board, Albert Gordon Secretary to the Board

JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO DIANE GONZALEZ that on February 27, 2012 the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued an order setting a hearing for March 12, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. to be held at the Penn Place Building located at 20 N. Pennsylvania Boulevard, Wilkes-Barred, on the rule to show cause regarding the judicial sale petition NO. 9564-2010 of Petitioner Northeast Revenue Services, LLC as agent for the Lucerne County Tax Claim concerning property identified as P.I.N. 73-H10 NW2-014-015-000 located at 352 Madison Street, Wilkes-Barred, Pennsylvania 18705 John G. Dean, Esq. Elliott Greenleaf & Dean 201 Penn Ave Suite 202 Scranton PA 18503 Attorney for Petitioner Northeast Revenue Services, LLC.

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NOTICE OF NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the report of the auditors of the Northwest Area School District for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011 was filed in the office of the Prothonotary of Luzerne County and the same will be confirmed absolutely unless an appeal is taken therefrom within thirty (30) days of this notice. The audit report is available for public inspection at the administrative office of the school district.

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LEGAL NOTICE

A Public Hearing of the Wyoming Area School Board has been changed to Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. The Wyoming Area Board will hold the hearing on the question of closure of the Sarah J. Dymond Elementary School located at RR1 Box 304, Sutton Creek Road in Harding, Pennsylvania and/or the John F. Kennedy Elementary School located at 50 Penn Avenue, Exeter, Pennsylvania will be held in the cafeteria of the Secondary Center, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter, Pennsylvania. By Order of the Board

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition to Change Name in the above case wherein MIRIAM ELISE ELBONNE is seeking a name change to ANNA CLAIRE KARENINA, will come on for hearing on the 23 day of April, 2012, at 9:30 o’clock am in the 3rd floor, Main Courthouse. Any person desiring to object to the Petition may appear at the hearing or file a written response or objection with the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania whose address is 200 N. River Street, WilkesBarre, PA 18711. Any response or objection must be filed on or before the 23 day of April, 2012.

LEGAL NOTICE The Housing Authority of the County of Luzerne will conduct its monthly Board Meetings at Kingston Manor, 250 First Avenue, Kingston, PA, at 12:00 noon on the following dates in 2012: Tuesday March 13, 2012 Tuesday April 10, 2012 Tuesday May 8, 2012 Tuesday June 12, 2012 Tuesday July 10, 2012 Tuesday August 14, 2012 Tuesday September 11, 2012 Tuesday October 9, 2012 Tuesday November 13, 2012 Tuesday December 11, 2012 If the meeting is changed to another date, such date will be published in the legal section of local newspapers. David J. Fagula Executive Director BID NOTICE REQUEST FOR ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE PROPOSALS The Housing Authority Of The City Of Pittston Is soliciting proposals to provide maintenance on three elevators. Proposals must be received no later than 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the address identified below. Specifications and submission requirements can be obtained from: WILLIAM J. LISAK Executive Director Housing Authority Of The City Of Pittston 500 Kennedy Blvd. Pittston, PA 18640 Telephone: (570) 655-3707

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ESTATE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the ESTATE OF ELLIS FREDERICK VILLIARD late of Dallas, Luzerne County, Pa., deceased, have been granted to the undersigned and the undersigned requests all persons having claims against said estate to make known the same to the undersigned or the attorney and all persons indebted to said decedent to make payment to the estate without delay. Frederick L. Villiard, Jr. 161 McKinley Drive Broadway, VA 22815 Personal Representative William S. Dick, Esquire Dick, Stein, Schemel, Wine & Frey, LLP 13 West Main Street, Suite 210 Waynesboro, PA 17268

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Retired Male, 60’s, seeks well endowed female for lifetime companion. Photo if possible. Reply to: Mike T. P.O. Box 4102, Wyoming, PA 18644

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Prayers

SAINT JUDE NOVENA May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Saint Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Saint Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this 9 times a day. By the eighth day, your prayer will be answered. Say it 9 days and never was it known to fail. Publication must be promised. EL

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A caring, married couple promises a secure future. Unconditional love and happy home near beaches and great schools. Expenses paid. Allison & Joe 877-253-8699

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Full size 4 wheel drive trucks

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for heavy equipment, backhoes, dump trucks, bull dozers HAPPY TRAILS TRUCK SALES 570-760-2035 542-2277 6am to 8pm

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ATVs/Dune Buggies

YAMAHA `07 RHINO 450. , 6 ft. snow

GREEN plow, winch, mud bottom mounts, moose utility push tube, windshield, hard top, gauges, side mirrors, doors, 80 hours run time. Like new. $6,999. 570-477-2342

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‘00 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

2 door hatchback, 1.8 turbo, 5 speed transmission, AC power steering and windows, moon roof, new brakes, tires, timing belt, water pump and battery. Black on black. 116,000 miles $4,500 570-823-3114

CADILLAC `94 DEVILLE SEDAN

94,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, air bags, all power, cruise control, leather interior, $3,300. 570-394-9004

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Good Used Cars & Trucks. Highest Prices Paid!!! Call V&G Anytime 574-1275

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

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

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

Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-825-8253

‘97 FORD ESCORT 4 door, 4 cyl, auto. 119K miles. $1,850

‘00 HYUNDAI ELANTRA WAGON 4 cyl ,auto, $1,750

74,600 miles. $4500. AWD Loaded. 570-693-2371

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

Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas 9 Days/ 8 Nights 4/19-4/27/ 2012 Only $581.00 per person Includes all taxes & fees. First come, first served, subject to availability! “I sailed the ENCHANTMENT in May 2011 and its fabulous!” Joanne Schall 300 Market St., Kingston, Pa 18704 570-288-TRiP (288-8747)

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

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

CHEVY ‘08 IMPALA LT Alloys, CD player power seat $9440

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

CHEVY ‘95 ASTRO

MARK III CONVERSION VAN. Hightop. 93K. 7 passenger. TV/VCP/Stereo. Loaded. Great condition. $3,495 (570) 574-2199

CHEVY`10 CAMARO

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

CHRYSLER `04 SEBRING LXI CONVERTIBLE

Low miles - 54,000. V6. FWD. Leather interior. Great shape. A/C. CD. All power. $7,200. Negotiable (570) 760-1005

CHRYSLER `06 300

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

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FORDClean `90&MUSTANG sharp. 68,000 miles. $4,500.

CHEVY ‘86 CAPRICE CLASSIC 2 door, clean &

$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN, DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN! Auto Parts 468 Auto Parts

NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

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

HONDA ‘05 CIVIC COUPE 4 cylinder, auto

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

HONDA 07 FIT Auto. 4 door. Keyless entry. Hatchback. $10,999

sharp. Landau roof. $2,000 570-269-0042

CHEVY ‘07 IMPALA LS Only 40k miles $12,280

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

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

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

LINCOLN `88 MARK VII

LINCOLN ‘98 CONTINENTAL Beige, V8 engine,

DODGE ‘07 CALIBER

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

CHEVY ‘04 IMPALA

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

Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER

Approx. 132,000 miles. To date I have done repairs & preventative maintenance. In the amount of approx. $4,500, Not including tires. There is approx. 20 Sq. In. of surface rust on entire car. I would be happy to describe any or all repairs. All repair done by certified garage. FINAL REDUCTION $3,200 570-282-2579

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

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

LEO’S AUTO SALES 92 Butler St

VW `87 GOLF

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09 ESCAPE XLT $11,495 10 Suzuki sx4 $11,995 09Journey SE $12,495 $8995 07 FOCUS SE 04 XL7 4X4 $8,995 10 FUSION SEL $13,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

Leather, moonroof $9,977

KELLY

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

HYUNDAI ‘06 ELANTRA Tan, 4 door,

GEO `93 PRIZM

HONDA `02 PILOT Inspected, ‘12 tags, insurable. Excellent condition. 90,000 miles. $7,000 570-823-7176

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clean title, 4 cylinder, auto, 115k miles. Power windows, & keyless entry, CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. $4200 570-991-5558

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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of Harveys Lake Borough shall convene a public hearing on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 7:00pm at the Harveys Lake Borough Municipal Bldg., 4875 Memorial Hwy., Harveys Lake, PA 18618. The purpose of the public hearing shall be to consider and solicit public input and comment on an ordinance to amend the Harveys Lake Borough Zoning Ordinance. The subject ordinance repeals and then replaces the current Article 12 Floodplain Management with a new Article 12 Floodplain Management. A copy of the full text of the proposed ordinance is on file and available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Times Leader Newspaper, 15 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, at the Luzerne County Law Library, Luzerne County Court House, 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 and at the Harveys Lake Borough Municipal Building, 4875 Memorial Hwy., Harveys Lake, PA 18618. Notice is further given that the Harveys Lake Borough Council shall consider adoption and enactment of the above Ordinance at a Borough Council meeting scheduled for March 20, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. at the Harveys Lake Borough Municipal Building, 4875 Memorial Hwy., Harveys Lake, PA 18618. Mrs. Susan Sutton Harveys Lake Borough Secretary PUBLIC NOTICE THE COUNTY OF LUZERNE INVITES QUALIFIED AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING: DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES FUND CATEGORICAL & SPECIALIZED SERVICES RESPONSES FOR THE LISTED REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE LUZERNE COUNTY PURCHASING DEPARTMENT, C/O FRANK A. PUGLIESE, JR., 20 NORTH PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, WILKES BARRE, PA 18701 BY APRIL 4, 2012 BY 4:00 P.M. RFP packages may be obtained at the offices of Luzerne Purchasing Department in the Penn Place Building, 20 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes Barre, Pa 18711, FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN RFP REJECTION. RFP’S MAY BE RECEIVED WEEKDAYS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM. ONLY (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS). THE COUNTY OF LUZERNE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, FAMILY, AND HANDICAPPED STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES. THE COUNTY OF LUZERNE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. FRANK A. PUGLIESE, JR, DIRECTOR PURCHASING DEPARTMENT ADVERTISEMENT PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF: COUNTY MANAGER


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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

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HYUNDAI ‘07 SANTE FE

AWD, auto, alloys $15,950

570-825-7988

700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4x4, Bighorn 6 cyl., 14k, factory warranty. $22,200 ‘11 NISSAN ROGUE S 4WD, 18k Factory Warranty. $19,599 ‘11 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 3950 miles. Factory Warranty. New Condition. $17,499 ‘10 Dodge Nitro SE 21k alloys, cruise, tint, factory warranty $18,699 ‘10 DODGE CARAVAN SXT 32K. SilverBlack. Power slides. Factory warranty. $16,599 ‘09 J EEP L IBERY LIMITED Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,299 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $11,499 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. Factory Warranty. $11,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed. AWD. Factory warranty. $12,599 ‘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 ‘00 CHEVY MALIBU LS leather, 98k $3,7990 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

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

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

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LINCOLN ‘06

SUBARU `05 FORESTER

Town Car Limited Estate Sale Fully loaded. 50,000 miles, Triple coated Pearlized White. Showroom condition. $13,500 or best offer (570) 654-2596

WANTED!

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PT CRUISER ‘06 82k miles, blue 4 door $6595 FORD ‘04 Taurus 4 door, white with gray interior, loaded, 145k miles $4500 LINCOLN ‘00 Towncar, 4 door, leather interior, 117k miles $3995 SATURN ‘98 4 door, burgundy, 85k 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 interior, only 50k miles. Loaded. Must See! $4200

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570-955-5792 MAZDA 3 ‘08 Extra clean. 5

speed. 41K miles $13,999

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SLC 80,000 miles, sunroof, excellent condition. PRICE REDUCED $9,000. 570-489-8026

MERCURY `97 TRACER 51,000 miles, New tires, battery, great condition. $2500. Cell 970-708-0692

MERCURY 2008 GRAND MARQUIS LS 23,000 original

miles, all power, leather interior. NADA book value $17,975. Priced for quick sale to settle estate. $15,950, or best offer. Car is in mint condition. 570-735-4760 570-954-1257

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CHEVY ’77 CORVETTE Red & red, all

original. No hits, restoration. Rides and looks new. Exceptionally clean. A/c, pb, ps, pw, 51K $13,900 OBO 570-563-5056

Excellent condition. Priced to sell! $6,195. 570-594-3975

SUBARU FORESTER’S

CHRYSLER ‘48 WINDSOR

4 door, completely original, trophy winner. $11,200 FIRM 570-472-3710

DESOTO CUSTOM ‘49 4 DOOR SEDAN 8

to choose From

starting at $11,450 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

TOYOTA `07 AVALON 48,000 miles, one

owner, garage kept, excellent condition. $15,500. 570-474-9076

TOYOTA ‘02 CAMRY SE 1 Owner, only 38k miles $9,995.

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

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

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

TOYOTA 09 COROLLA LE

Keyless entry, well equipped including alloy wheels $12,999

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

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

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

MERCEDES 1975

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

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. Reduced price to $26,000. Call 570-825-6272

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

NISSAN `08 XTERRA

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

LEXUS `01 LS 430 Fully loaded with ultra-luxury package. Excellent condition. Black. 127,000 miles, $14,500 570-788-3191

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

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE

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

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

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Octagon Family Restaurant

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651

570-779-2288

THURSDAY SPECIAL

Large Pie for $6.95 In House Only

Home of the Original ‘O-Bar’ Pizza

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

OLDSMOBILE `97 CUTLASS SUPREME Museum kept, never

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

PONTIAC `02 FIREBIRD 42,000 miles,

garage kept 18’ chrome wheels, Raptor hood with a Ram Air package. $10,000, negotiable (570) 852-1242

PONTIAC `04 VIBE

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

PORSCHE `85 944 Low mileage,

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

SUBARU `03 OUTBACK LEGACY 3.0L H6 engine. LL

Bean Edition Wagon. 1 owner. Garage kept. $7,500. Call 570-371-4471 or 717-503-4965

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

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

VOLVO 850 ‘95 WAGON Runs good, air, automatic, fair shape. $1,800. 347-693-4156

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

CADILLAC `77original COUPE 70,000

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

CHEVROLET `’57 BEL AIR 2 door, hardtop, im-

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

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

CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD

All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

MERCEDES ‘29

Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884 hell-of-adeal.com

Must Sell! Appraised for $9,200 • All original

45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727

421

Boats & Marinas

SEA NYMPH ‘91 17’ Deep V, 40 HPH

Johnson electric motor, electric anchor, 3 fish finder manual downrigger, excellent condition. $3295 570-675-5873

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

439

Motorcycles

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON

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

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON DYNA-WIDE GLIDE 200 miles, must

see. Anniversary Edition. $11,000. 570-269-0042

POLARIS ‘00 VICTORY CRUISER 14,000 miles,

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

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

442 RVs & Campers

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

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

FOREST RIVER ‘10 SURVEYOR 234T 24’ Travel trailer.

Sleeps 7, two queen beds, tinted windows, 17’ awning, fridge, microwave, oven/range, sofa bed, water heater. A/C, one slide out, smoke free, only $14,995. 570-868-6426

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

Buick `06 Rainier CXL BURGUNDY & GREY, LEATHER SUNROOF, AWD

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1009 Penn Ave Scranton 18509 Across from Scranton Prep

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BUICK ‘04

Rendezvous Heritage Edition, leather, sunroof, 3rd seat 1 Owner, local trade $7495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

CHEVY `99 SILVERADO

Auto. V6 Vortec. Standard cab. 8’ bed with liner. Dark Blue. 98,400 miles. $4,999 or best offer 570-823-8196

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CHEVROLET `04 COLORADO Z71

Full 4 door, all wheel drive, 5 cylinder, automatic, A/C, all power. 1 owner, well maintained, 122K miles. $11,750. 570-466-2771

CHEVROLET `05 SILVERADO LT Z71 Extended cab,

automatic. 4x4. Black with grey leather interior. Heated seats. 59,000 miles. New Michelin tires. $14,000 (570) 477-3297

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

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

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. $17,575

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

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

FORD `97 WINDSTAR

GL. 71K miles. 3.8V6 A1 condition. Auto, cruise, tilt. All power accessories. Traction control. 3 remotes. Like new tires & brakes. $3,150 570-3138099/457-5640

FORD ‘02 ESCAPE

4WD V6 Automatic Sunroof Leather Excellent condition!. 116,000 Miles $6800. 570-814-8793

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

GMC ‘04 ENVOY

Good Miles. Extra Clean. $10,880

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

JEEP ‘97 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 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

JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 cylinder 4 WD, air

conditioning power windows, door locks, cruise, dual air bags, tilt wheel, AM/FM/CD. keyless remote. 130k miles. $5400. 570-954-3390

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

KELLY

875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

FORD ‘02 F150

JEEP 04 WRANGLER

6 cylinder. 5 speed 4x4 $9,999

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

FORD 04 F150

4x2. Nice Truck! $11,999

KELLY

KELLY

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

CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER

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

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

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

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

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

KELLY

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

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MITSUBISHI `11

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

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

SUBARU `03 BAJA

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

SUZUKI `03 XL-7

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

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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

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

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

TOYOTA ‘02 TACOMA

SR5 V6 TRD 4WD $10,220

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

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

Navigation. Back up camera. 45K miles. 4 WD.

FORD2V6. ‘04Clean, EXPLORER

JEEP ‘07

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

451

LEXUS 08 RX350

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

343-1959

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451

CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

1009 Penn Ave Scranton 18509 Across from Scranton Prep

‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

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

451

ACME AUTO SALES

HARLEY DAVIDSON

CADILLAC `99 GMC ‘98 SIERRA 3500 97k ESCALADE miles. Black 4WD Stake Side, 350 V8, Auto. 75,000 miles on current engine. 12' wood bed, body, tires, interior good. Excellent running condition. New generator, starter, battery. Just tuned and inspected. $6,900. Call 570-656-1080

451

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

FORD ‘06 ESCAPE XLT

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

FORD ‘08 ESCAPE XLT

Leather, alloys & moonroof $16,995

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

JEEP19,000 ‘08 LIBERTY miles

4x4. Auto, $17,7900 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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

TOYOTA 04 TACOMA 4X2. 4 cylinder Auto. $6,999

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TOYOTA `96 SR5

Will sell for parts, or whole truck. $800 570-667-7021

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

AUTO SERVICE

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DIRECTORY

HONDA ‘09 CRV LX AWD. 1 owner. $16,670

FORD `04 EXPLORER

Eddie Bauer Edition 59,000 miles, 4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $8,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031

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Attorney Services

DIVORCE No Fault $295 divorce295.com Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

TOYOTA ‘09 TACOMA TRD 4 WD Extra Cab $24,900

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

457 Wanted to Buy Auto WANTED

Good Used Cars & Trucks. Highest Prices Paid!!! Call V&G Anytime 574-1275

506 Administrative/ Clerical Hampton Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre

876 Schechter Dr.

FRONT DESK We are currently

seeking highly responsible & outgoing people to join our Front Desk team. Full Time available for 2nd & 3rd shifts. Responsibilities include: *Creating computerbased reservations & guest check-ins *Answering phones in a professional manner *Providing top quality customer service If you are a motivated, dependable, team player looking for a great place to work, PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON between 8am & 4pm

OFFICE CLERICAL

H. A. Berkheimer, a local tax administrator, is currently seeking FT Office Support Clerks for our Scranton Office. Duties include processing tax forms, answering taxpayer inquiries on the phone and in person, and clerical duties. Salary $9.04 /hour. Qualified candidates should possess strong data entry skills, previous clerical experience and customer service skills. We offer paid training, a comprehensive benefits package, and a business casual work environment. Fax resume to: 610-863-1997 Or email: ahelfrich@ hab-inc.com No Phone Calls Please. EOE

TRANSPORTATION

ASSOCIATE WANTED: Duties include but are not limited to Customer Service, Clerical, Routing, Billing etc: Transportation, Warehouse & Logistics back round experience preferred. M-F Day Shift Office Environment . Apply in person or via email: Calex 58 Pittston Ave Pittston, PA or hr@calexlogistics.com EOE

507 Banking/Real Estate/Mortgage Professionals

CLERK/TELLER PART TIME

Credit union has opening for a part time Clerk/Teller. Requires attention to detail & excellent customer service skills. PLEASE SEND RESUME TO: PG&W EMPLOYEES FCU ATTN: CAROLE FISCHER 265 S. MAIN ST. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18701 EMAIL: CFISCHER@ PGWEFCU.ORG / EOE

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509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Roofers, Siding & Experienced Carpenters

Must have valid drivers license. Local work. Call (570) 287-5313 or apply within at 197 Courtdale Ave. Courtdale, PA 18704

522

Education/ Training

CHILDCARE TEACHERS

NEEDED EXPERIENCE PREFERRED. FULL TIME & PART TIME. MOUNTAIN TOP LOCATION. 570-905-3322

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

Cafeteria Workers THE NUTRITION GROUP at Wilkes-Barre Area School District and Wilkes-Barre Career & Tech Center are accepting applications for Cafeteria Workers. Wilkes-Barre Career & Tech Center has an IMMEDIATE OPENING 4 days a week/4 hours a day. Wilkes-Barre Area School District and Wilkes-Barre Career & Tech are accepting applications for SUBSTITUTE cafeteria workers. Applicants must be able to lift at least 20 pounds and work on their feet in a busy kitchen environment for the duration of the shift. Interested applicants may call WBASD Food Service at 826-7115 or WBCTC Food Service at 822-4131 Ext.108 for information or to pick up an application at the WBASD Food Service Office at Heights-Murray Elementary School, 1 Sherman Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702.

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Line Cooks & Dishwashers Please Apply in Person PERKINS RESTAURANT HIGHWAY 315 PITTSTON

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

INVISIBLE FENCE INSTALLERFence” “Invisible

technology keeps dogs safer. Training is provided to operate ditch witch and install underground wire and components. Full time physical job. Must have good math skills, clean driving record and be courteous. Must pass physical & drug test. Call or email Brian at Harvis Interview Service for application or questions: 542-5330 or ifnepa. jobs@gmail.com SIMMONS COMPANY maker of world famous Beauty Rest Mattress is actively recruiting for a

Maintenance Mechanic

at our plant in Hazleton, PA. We are looking for individuals to repair & maintain machinery, perform building maintenance, order & stock parts, complete scheduled projects, work within budgets and adhere to all OSHA regulations. Must demonstrate the ability & willingness to work safely, take initiative, multi-task and work independently and as part of our team. 3-5 years experience in a production/manufacturing environment, welding, fabrication & electrical knowledge required. Computer experience a plus. Interested applicants can forward resume to: JKelly@ Simmons.com For further info call (570) 384-8506 & leave a message.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012 PAGE 3D IT/Software Development

Entry Level Network Administrator

Manufacturing company is looking for an Entry Level Network Administrator who sets up, configures, and supports internal and/or external networks. Develops and maintains all systems, applications, security, and network configurations. Troubleshoots network performance issues and creates and maintains a disaster recovery plan. Recommends upgrades, patches, and new applications and equipment. Provides technical support and guidance to users. The successful candidate must work independently; have 2 to 3 years prior experience. Must have working knowledge of fundamental operations of windows based servers, Windows XP, Windows 7, Networking Microsoft office; prior experience handling customer questions is a must. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Send resume and salary history to: C/O TIMES LEADER BOX 3025 15 N. MAIN ST. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18711-0250

538

Janitorial/ Cleaning Looking for

JANITORS

Full and part time to work 5 days/ week in WilkesBarre area. Please call Carl at (302) 743-0512

542

Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVER CLASS A CDL

HD SUPPLY MOUNTAIN TOP, PA Apply online at www.hdsupply. com/careers Job Req # 69703 Minimum 2 years experience required Flatbed experience helpful. Clean driving record. 5 day work week, home nightly. Competitive pay, great benefits AA/EEO

DRIVERS

CDL-A Required.

Full time position. No overnight. Apply in person. AQUA LEISURE POOLS 185 N. WILKES-BARRE BLVD., WILKES-BARRE (570) 822-1188

Drivers Needed to Service Accounts Will train. Excellent

salary plus commission. Cash daily. Medical benefits plus pension. Work locally or nationwide. Call between 8am-6pm. Job info 201-708-6546 Manager 732-642-3719

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

GENERAL

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

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

TRUCK DRIVER Full Time

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

542

Logistics/ Transportation

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. GASSEARCH DRILLING SERVICES CORPORATION IS LOOKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

WATER TRUCK & WINCH TRUCK DRIVERS

•Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance •401K •Quarterly Safety Bonus •Paid Holidays •Paid Vacation APPLY WITHIN OR ONLINE:

GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation 8283 Hwy 29 Montrose, PA 18801 570-278-7118 WWW.GASSEARCH DRILLING.COM

542

Logistics/ Transportation

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

548 Medical/Health Village at Greenbriar Assisted Living

Personal Care Aides 2:30pm-11p 11PM-7:30AM

Cook-Part Time 6AM-10AM

Dietary Aide

Part Time APPLY WITHIN: 4252 Memorial Highway Dallas, PA 18612

REGISTERED NURSE Correctional Care, Inc, an established local medical company has an immediate opening for full time Registered Nurses at the Lackawanna County Prison for the 3:00pm to 11:00pm shift. We offer competitive salaries including shift differentials, full benefits package, paid time off and adequate staffing levels. Correctional nursing experience helpful but not necessary. Please fax or mail resume and salary history to Correctional Care, Inc, 4101 Birney Ave, Moosic, PA 18507 Attn: Human Resources, Call 570-343-7364, Fax 570-343-7367.

Residential Care Aides

Part time positions. Dayshift, 11p-7a and weekend only shifts available. Looking for caring & compassionate people for Alzheimer’s assisted living facility. Must be a high school graduate. Reliable applicants need only apply. No phone calls please. APPLY WITHIN.

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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!

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Triad Isotopes, Inc., the fastest growing radiopharmaceutical company in the nation, is seeking a

PART TIME DRIVER/ LAB WORKER for its Wilkes-Barre

pharmacy. Safe and timely delivery of products and various lab duties; Shifts vary- avg 20 hrs/wk, rotating weekends. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Position additionally requires light, occasional physical effort to move, lift & deliver containers up to 65lbs., ability to operate a company provided vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license. Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. Applications taken 10:00 - 01:00 at: Triad Isotopes – 300C Laird Street. No phone calls please. EOE/AA/DFWP

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Production/ Operations

RADIO PRODUCTION DIRECTOR The Bold Gold

Media Group has an immediate opening for radio production director in our Scranton area facility. The successful candidate will manage the production department, including voicing and producing commercials. The production director works closely with the sales, programming and promotion departments and with station clients. A high level of organization and a sense of creativity is required. Knowledge of Scott Studios, Adobe editing and FTP is a plus, as is experience in radio production. APPLY BY EMAIL WITH RESUME TO: BSPINELLI@ BOLDGOLDMEDIA.COM. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER —-M.F.

566

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

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

SUN, FUN & $$$: Make $1,500 -

$3,000 weekly. Must have a dependable pick-up truck and cell phone. National Company. No Gimmicks. Call Mike at 386-846-9485

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569 Security/ Protective Services

SECURITY OFFICER OPPORTUNITIES O I PEN

For a fast paced eye surgery center. Pre-Op, Operating room & Post-Op areas needed. Operating room experience preferred. Email Resume to Loretta@ buccivision.com Subject Line: Per-Diem

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COUNTRY CLUB Seasonal positions. Golf Course or Landscape experience is preferred but not necessary. Call 823-0740 for an interview.

Banquet Servers & Waitstaff Seasonal & Part

Time Positions. Experience preferred. Flexible schedule.

Snack Bar Attendant

Seasonal position from April to November. Hourly rate, plus tips. Daytime hours. Pick up an application at the Wyoming Valley Country Club or download one at our website www.wvcc1896.com

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

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Business Opportunities

PATENTED GOLF TRAINING DEVICE with 20 exclusive claims, for sale by Senior Individual. Respond to Box 3020 Times Leader 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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

726

Clothing

COAT

700 MERCHANDISE 702

Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER, large, used one season. $115 570-822-9617

708

Antiques & Collectibles

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $ Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544

COIN silver gun Spencer repeating rifle on front, some history on back. Approximately 0.678 oz .999 silver. $35. 570-262-0708

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130 FOOTBALL CARDS NY Giants, 70 cards, $7. College football players on pro teams, Penn State. 207 cards $15. Moving out of state, must sell. 570-313-5214 YEARBOOKS: From Northwest High ‘73, ‘76, ‘77 & ‘78. Souderton High ‘61. South Hills High ‘50. MMI Prep ‘84. $25 & up. 570-825-4721

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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

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

732

Exercise Equipment

STATIONARY BIKE Weslo pursuit 350 $50. PROFORM XP 160 elliptical machine $200. please leave message @ 823-9320 TEETER hang ups inversion table. Like new, used very little. Paid $300, sacrifice for $125. I can’t use due to medical problem. If interested call 836-0304.

736

Firewood

FIREWOOD. Will beat any price! Delivered. Stock up now or for next year 570-239-6244

744

Furniture & Accessories

ANTIQUE hall tree with bevel mirror brass coat or hat hooks with hinged seat storage bin 6’ high, excellent condition asking $300.570-655-9472 ARMOIRE Large, sturdy white wicker armoire. 42” wide X 90” high. Very good condition. $55. Call 570-675-4777 BED FRAME & metal headboard, blue, twin size. $10. 570-235-6056 BEDROOM SET: 6 piece, black lacquer, includes, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 nightstands & headboard. $400 570- 814-5477 BRAND NEW Queen p-top mattress set, still in original plastic. Must sell. $150. Can Deliver 280-9628 CLOCK, mantel, Working. $45 570-574-0271

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DESK, wooden $25, CHAIR, fabric, $30 Mini Blinds, brand new in boxes, 3 burgundy, 3 ivory, 2 white, $10 each. 31x64. 693-1304

FREEZER 16 cu. ft. upright, works, older, not frost free, good for cabin, etc. FREE 333-4199

DESK: Solid light oak roll top, matching desk chair on rollers. 46”WX21”in depth, drawers plus pencil drawer. Roll top compartment has an organizer. Excellent condition. $350. 262-0668.

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

DINING TABLES (3) with extensions $20. each 60’s console record player with 8 track & radio $35. Antique dressing table with mirror $35.570-825-3888 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 MINI FREEZER works good. $50. 570-336-2944 PRESSURE COOKER, electric Wolfgang Puck Bistro Collection 7.5 quart complete with inner basket for steaming, instruction/ recipe book and additional glass lid for serving. Never used. $50. 570-283-3574 REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool side by side, white, ice & water in the door, brand new, must sell, $575. call 4724744 or 824-6533

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Baby Items

CRADLE & SWING: baby girl purple fisher Price purchased at Babies R Us. paid $169. asking $70. Excellent condition. 570-301-3484 or 570-631-6635 PAMPERS 2 cases boys Ez Up Pampers size 4t-5t 78 count. $35. 570-675-5878

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Building Materials

BASEBOARD Marley 6’ electric baseboard heaters, 2 each. Model 2546 WC. Like New, $40 for both. 824-5588 BATHROOM matching sink set Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror & medicine cabinet $80. 570-331-8183 PORCH & STEPS $80, STEPS. $40.For Mobile Home. Negotiable 570-693-1304 WINDOW. Double hung. Low E, Argon gas. White. 28 1/4 x 45, still in box. $100 570-288-7753

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* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 FUTON: good condition, asking $50. Please leave message @ 823-9320

GIRL’S BEDROOM SET

Antique white distressed finish, felt lined drawers, 2 night stands, dresser with mirror, lingerie chest. gently used. $1000. Yatesville 570-654-1616 LAMPS (2) parlor stand up, grey metal & black. $25 each. 570-740-1246 LIFT CHAIR, new purchased 12/2011, never used, original cost $870 will sell $500 cash. 570-693-3104 SOFA and Love Seat. Brown. $450. 570-235-9287 after 3PM

548 Medical/Health

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Furniture & Accessories

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

RETRO/MID CENTURY MODERN BEDROOM SET INCLUDES FULL BED COMPLETE, 2 NIGHT STANDS, MIRRORED DRESSER AND FULL DRESSER ASKING $350 OBO (570) 655-1546 ROCKER, platform rocks and swivels. $125. CHAIR, wooden rocking with beautiful detailing. $150. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, good condition. $30 570-822-5391 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 TODDLER BED Step 2 Firetruck, like brand new. Asking $75. OBO 592-8218 TODDLER/youth bed, Lightning Macqueen complete includes bedding to match, used at grandmom’s $100. 570-675-5878

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets BUYING/ SELLING All US & Foreign Coins

Currency Postcards Stamps Gold & Silver •TOP DOLLAR for Silver Dollars •TOP DOLLAR for all United States, Canadian, & Foreign Coins & Paper Money •Gold Coins greatly needed •Proof & Mint Sets •Wheat Backs & Indian Heads •All Types of Old Coins •Gold & Silver Jewelry & Bullion •Sterling Silver •Local Postcards NO ONE WILL MATCH OUR PRICE$ We Give FREE Appraisals (No obligations, no pressure) Over 35 years as a respected local coin dealer.

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Jewelry

752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWNMOWER 21” MTD 5 hp, looks & runs like new, very light & easy to push. Not self propelled. Just services & ready for the season. $70. OBO. 570-283-9452 WHEELBARROW. New. Red with wood handles. $65 negotiable. 693-1304

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Medical Equipment

BED, Hospital with rails. $250. CHAIR, Jazzy, grey, purple & blue. $500. Neg. 570-693-1304 BLOOD PRESSURE UNIT - A/C D/C power; monitors blood pressure and heart beat $100. 570-829-1611 LIFT CHAIR by Pride, like new Brown fabric. $400. 570-824-0999

Pride Mobility Lift Chair purchased June/2010. Excellent condition. Color is close to hunter green. Extremely heavy & will need several people to move it. $500. Firm Cash only please. Call 570-696-2208 between 9a-8p WHEELCHAIR. JET 3 ULTRA power. Hardly used, 2 rechargeable batteries. $800. 570-458-6133

758 Miscellaneous WANTED ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS

HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!!! FREE REMOVAL Call Vito & Ginos Anytime 288-8995

BED. $35, TABLES (2) end, $20. LAMP, $5. SHEETS, twin (5 sets) $18, JACKETS, (2) women’s, $12. $100 for all will sell separately. 570-822-9617 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard 6’ cab $15. Gong Show movie DVD $10. 5 storm windows $10. each. 570-740-1246 CANOE Grumman all aluminum 15’ $900.570/388-6812 CIGAR HUMIDOR upright armoire style with front door & top door, dark oak holds 100 cigars Excellent condition. $50. 570-655-9472 GLASS DOOR. 4 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183 GOLF CLUBS & BAG $125.00 Nissan truck bed extender $100. Tires 16” 2 for $45. Bathroom sink antique $75. Mink collar persian lamb coat $100. (12) wine gal wine jugs $12. 570-346-8515 MAGAZINES 50 Sports Illustrated including 3 swimsuit issues. Miscellaneous dates varying from ‘08-’11 $40. 570-417-9913

RINGS. 36 ladies and mens. $5 each 570-574-0271

NIKON RANGEFINDER archers choice with neoprene case. Excellent shape. $100.570-336-2944

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

Friendship House is looking for qualified candidates to join the new and exciting Early Childhood Clinical Home Team for Trauma Informed Care. The team will provide services and interventions that are sensitive to trauma histories of the youth and family and promote healing and recovery in the community. Mental Health Professionals: The clinical professionals on the team are Master’s degree prepared clinicians. Training and experience in family systems and trauma informed care preferred. Must have one of the following licenses/certifications: 1. License in social work 2. License in psychology 3. License as a professional counselor 4. License in nursing with additional certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner 5. Certification as a national board certified counselor. Behavioral Health Worker: The BHW is a bachelor’s prepared individual with at least 2 years experience in a clinical setting. Under the supervision of the MHP, the BHW implements the individualized interventions, conducts observations of youth, tracks progress on treatment objectives, provide group and family sessions under the direction of the MHP, and performs case management and crises intervention functions. Both the Mental Health Professionals and Behavioral Health Workers are full-time positions and require a flexible schedule.

Please submit a resume to:

Cemetery Plots/Lots

CEMETERY PLOTS

(3) together. Maple Lawn Section of Dennison Cemetery. Section ML. $450 each. 570-822-1850

recruiter@friendshiphousepa.org


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Education/ Training

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Education/ Training

DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT - EOE www.dallassd.com

SPECIAL EDUCATION AIDES - Classroom Aide - Personal Care Assistant For clearance information and to download a district application, refer to the district web site, www.dallassd.com, Employment page. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, district application, references, letters of recommendation, Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances and any other supporting materials to: Mr. Frank Galicki, Superintendent, Dallas School District, PO Box 2000, Dallas, PA 18612 DEADLINE: March 12, 2012 or until the positions are filled.

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

Inside Claims Adjusters GWC Warranty, a national vehicle service contract provider located in Wilkes-Barre, is looking for Inside Claims Adjusters. Qualified candidates must possess knowledge of the automotive repair industry, excellent communication and negotiation skills, and demonstrated ability to set priorities. Experienced Franchised Dealer Service Writers, Managers and Technicians are particularly encouraged to apply. The Company offers a competitive starting salary and benefits package including medical benefits and 401(k).

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FREE AD POLICY

WHEELS aluminum factory 16”set of [4] mint condition off 2011 Kia Forte with lug nuts $500. Snap-On 3/4” torque wrench with case excellent condition $375. 570-

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. MOWER Honda $150. 20” alum ladder $75. 12.000 btu air conditioner $150. Milw 3/4’drill $50. Heavy air mover $50. 18 volt Ryobi tool set with 2 batteries, $200. Cast iron free & dumbells wiights $75. heavy duty grinder $75. Large dog coop $50, small coop $35. 570-823 -9553 POOL TABLE Harvard 79”x44” 2 cue sticks & wall mount Cue stick holder Excellent condition. $100. 570-430-1396 POOL TABLE: 8’ fair condition. Felt top useable but needs repair. Included: 1 pool stick, 2 sets of pool balls. Asking $250. Call (570) 823-9320 and leave message. STAMP collecting magazines. U.S., 158 DIFF. ’83-’11, all for $5. Canada, 138 DIFF. ‘92-11, $5. United Nations 94 DIFF., ‘93-’11, $4. 570-654-1622 TIRES. Studded snow (2) Traction King plus/10 ply. 245-75-16-M&S. Lightly used. $149. Additional set, not studded, $89. 570-333-4827 VACUUM CLEANER The Garry with attachments, 3 extra bags $40. 570-824-0999

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Other

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Musical Instruments

AMP HEAD Marshall JCM2000 dual super lead dsl 50 watt tube. works & sounds great! $725 call rick 283-2552

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

DRUMSET Ludwig barely used, very little signs of usage! Includes bass drum (23”), snare, hi-hats (14”), ride (16”) & crash (18”) Avanti symbols with stands, 2 toms (12/14”), floor tom (16”) & foot pedal. Burgundy color finish. However, missing throne. $400 firm. Great buy for it’s condition! Call 570-855-3382.

776 Sporting Goods

DRIVER Callaway Lefthand Razr Hawk Draw 10.5 graphite shaft, 60 regular flex, head cover. excellent condition. $135. 570-881-1001. EVERLAST HEAVY BAG with chain $35. 570-954-2712 GOLF CLUBS. Nike Slingshot OSS, 4AW Iron set graphite. Regular flex. Excellent condition. $200 negotiable. 735-3762

784

Tools

SNOW THROWER Craftsman 5HP, 24” 2 stage $175 Mtn Top 570-239-2037

786 Toys & Games

794

Video Game Systems/Games

Duryea

MICROSOFT XBOX console. 3 games. All power and video cables. Wireless Gamepad. Works great. $75 or best offer. 570-871-8241.

164 daily / 161 Sunday

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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165 daily papers / 216 Sunday papers Main Road, State Route 118, Trojan Road, Grassy Pond Road, Evergreen Est. Jackson Hill Road, Mooretown Road

Hunlock Creek (MOTOR ROUTE)

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$500 Monthly Profit + Tips 131 daily / 128 Sunday

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Dogs

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Now Hiring for Full Time 7-3, 3-11 & 11-7

Sapa, the world’s leading supplier of value added aluminum profiles, has an opening at its Mountain Top location for a Production Supervisor on our weekend (5th shift, 3-13 hour days, Friday/ Saturday/Sunday nights, 6pm to 7am). The successful candidate will be responsible for supervision of the operations on the manufacturing shop floor. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting and possess leadership skills that promote teamwork, accountability, and continuous improvement within a work group. Qualified applicants should send a resume with salary requirements to Teresa.mandzak@sapagroup.com or mail resume to:

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Sapa Extruder, Inc. 330 Elmwood Avenue Mountain Top, PA 18707 Attn: Human Resources E.O.E No Phone Calls Please

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As proven leaders in early childhood education and family development, Luzerne County Head Start is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for over 1000 children and families in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals to become a member of the Head Start Team as a CLASSROOM SUBSTITUTE in our preschool centers! We have vacancies in following areas: Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke and West Side. Visit our website at www.lchs.hsweb.org for details. Submit resume/cover letter and 3 letters of reference to LCHS, ATTN: Human Resources, PO Box 540, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0540. Fax #570-829-6580. Current ACT 34, ACT 151 and FBI Clearances are required for employment. E.O.E. M/F/V/H. NO PHONE CALLS

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566 Sales/Business Development

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

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

WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS MANAGER EMERY WATERHOUSE located in Portland, Maine, is expanding to a new distribution center in Pittston, Pennsylvania and is searching for a seasoned Warehouse Operations Manager. Emery is a 179 year old distributor of Hardware & Building Materials in the Northeast Duties & Responsibilities: • Knowledge of warehouse methods, equipment & systems • Responsible for space optimization, accuracy, and damage-free performance • Implementation of realistic performance expectations and measurements for each task type • 3PL experience and demonstrated ability to interact with clients • Project management experience • Establish a safe work environment and work practices • Strong leadership experience and the ability to motivate a team • Degree preferred

Apply by attaching your resume to an email to knason@emeryonline.com

PRODUCTION WORKERS Sapa Extruder, Inc., a manufacturing facility that extrudes, anodizes and fabricates aluminum, located in Mountain Top, is looking to hire Production Workers for its 5th shift-(3-12 hour days, Friday/Saturday/ Sunday; 6:45pm-6:45am). Starting rate is $13.81 per hour which includes shift differentials. Positions are operator positions that can expect 4 raises within the next two years (contract and step raises). Minimum 3rd year rate $18.59, maximum 3rd year rate $21.56. Prior experience in a manufacturing setting is a plus. Must meet minimum hiring requirements. If you feel you would qualify as a candidate, please submit a resume to:

Teresa.mandzak@sapagroup.com Or send a resume to:

Sapa Extruder, Inc.

330 Elmwood Avenue Mountain Top, PA 18707 Attn: Teresa Mandzak - Human Resources Manager E.O.E. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

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CHOW PUPPIES

Sweet, affectionate, loving puppies. Second shots & papers. $300/each. 570-466-2252 570-954-1231

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Pure Bred & Mixes $375 and up 570-250-9690 Poms, Yorkies, Maltese, Husky, Rotties, Golden, Dachshund, Poodle, Chihuahua, Labs & Shitzus. 570-453-6900 570-389-7877

WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER Male, 8 weeks old, ready for a good home. $550. 570-374-6828

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Auto Parts

AS ALWAYS ***HIGHEST PRICES*** PAID FOR YOUR UNWANTED VEHICLES!!!

ARCHERY. Bow $40 570-574-0271 BIKE RACK: Thule cars or SUVS, holds 4 bikes $50. Yakima bike rack fits class 3 hitch holds 4 bikes $100.. Surf rod and reel combo $75. 570-655-9472

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WHEELS: Windstar factory aluminum wheels with tires p21565r16 $200. 570-696-2212

CAR. Flyer box car in ok box. $20 570-574-0172

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900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 906 Homes for Sale Having trouble paying your mortgage? Falling behind on your payments? You may get mail from people who promise to forestall your foreclosure for a fee in advance. Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. Call 1-877FTC-HELP or click on ftc.gov. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

We currently offer this employment opportunity:

The Circulation Sales/NIE Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day sales activities within the circulation department. This position will coordinate all of our circulation sales programs, develop sales material and work with our sales force to continue building our audience base. The position will also coordinate our Newspapers in Education program, working with local schools and businesses to provide newspapers to students. The ideal candidate will have strong sales ability, creativity and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that is goal-driven. This position requires excellent customer service skills, strong organizational skills, self-motivation and high energy.


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

Remodeled 2 or 3 bedroom home. Large yard. Nice porch. Low traffic. Not in flood area. Asking $82,000. Deremer Realty 570-477-1149

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906 Homes for Sale

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CENTERMORELAND Wyoming County Home with 30 Acres

DALLAS Newberry Estates

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

This country estate features 30 acres of prime land with a pretty home, ultra modern kitchen, 2 full modern baths, bright family room, den, living room & 3 good sized bedrooms. Property has open fields & wooded land, stream, several fieldstone walls & lots of road frontage. Equipment and rights included. $489,000.

BEAR CREEK 10+2ACRES with homes.

Good for primary home, vacation or investment. Property includes: 10.2 acres (3 separate parcels) bordering state game lands House with master bedroom suite, large kitchen, oversized living room, family room, guest bathroom, oversized deck (24 x 32). Private Guest House with living room/kitchen combo, large bedroom, bathroom. Outbuilding for storage & covered pavilion. email: csmith7433@ aol.com 570-472-3152 BEAR CREEK

TO SETTLE ESTATE 94 CAREY STREET Great starter home. Well cared for 2 story, 3 bedroom half double. Gas heat, low taxes. $39,000 Call 570-735-8763

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214 Gedding St. Cozy Cape Cod home with 2 bedrooms, 1st floor laundry, nice yard with deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-668 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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620 Meadows Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living at Newberry Estate - tennis, golf & swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Spacious condo at a great price. Possibilities for 3rd bedroom and bath on lower level. Pets welcome at Meadows. MLS#12-18 Price Reduced $139,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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

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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

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.co m MLS 11-2850 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

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

3 bedroom Ranch. A/C, oil heat, hardwood floors. Finished basement. Near golf course & Charter School. $199,900. 472-3710

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

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

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

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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

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Double side by side. New roof, replacement windows, many updates, detached 3 car garage. Priced to sell!! $72,000 MLS# 12-685 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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

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

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125 McAlpine St Ideal starter is this appealing two bedroom 2 story with large lot and 1.5 car garage. Plenty of off street parking, in solid neighborhood. MLS 11-4313 PRICE REDUCED $79,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

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Electric heat, hardwood floors, finished basement near golf course. $189,900 570-472-3710

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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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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 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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1252 Main St.

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

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KINGSTON

Highland Hills 8 Patrick Road Magnificent custom built tudor home with quality throughout. Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 story living room with fireplace and library loft. Dining room, family room and 3 season sunroom which overlooks professionally landscaped grounds with gazebo and tennis/basketball court. Lower level includes recreation room, exercise room and 3/4 bath. Enjoy this serene acre in a beautiful setting in Highland Hills Development. Too many amenities to mention. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-723 $399,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

Located within 1 block of elementary school & neighborhood park this spacious 4 bedrooms offers 1450 sq. ft of living space with 1.75 baths, walk up attic, and partially finished basement. Extras include gas fireplace, an inground pool with fenced yard, new gas furnace & more. 11-823

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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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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY FEB. 26 1PM-3PM 133 Frangorma Dr Bright & open floor plan. 6 year old 2 story. 9' ceiling 1st floor. Custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Family Room with 14' ceiling & fireplace. Convenient Back Mt. location. MLS# 12-127 $344,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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

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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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3 bedroom ranch. Remodeled kitchen. Added family room. Master bedroom with 1/2 bath. Beautiful oak floor. 3 season room. Deck & shed. Garage. 114476. 100x150 lot. $154,900. Call Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

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

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REDUCED 619 Foote Ave. Fabulous Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ultra modern kitchen with granite counters, heated tile floor and stainless appliances. Dining room has Brazilian cherry floors, huge yard, garage and large yard. Partially finished lower level. If you’re looking for a Ranch, don’t miss this one. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-4079 $154,900 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 $123,000 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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1 GRANDVIEW AVE Hanover Twp. Discover the values in this welcoming 3 bedroom home. Some of the delights of this very special home are hardwood floors, deck, fully fenced yard & screened porch. A captivating charmer that handles all your needs! $97,500 MLS 11-3625 Michael Slacktish 570-760-4961

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

19 Lee Park Ave. Nice 3 bedroom single with 1.5 baths. Home site on large lot, with private drive and 2 car detached garage. Home features large eat in kitchen, 1/2 bath on 1st floor, living room and family room with w/w. Bedroom closets, attic for storage, replacement windows, full concrete basement and gas heat. MLS 12-541 $79,900 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES, INC. 570-735-7494 Ext. 304 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671

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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

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29 Landon Ave N Striking curb appeal! Beautiful interior including a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, modern kitchen, all new carpeting on the second floor, extra large recently remodeled main bath, serene back patio and spacious yard. MLS#11-3075 $144,900 Call Mary Price 570-696-5418 570-472-1395

Kingston

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

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108 Lathrop St. 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 KINGSTON

JENKINS TWP. KINGSTON 58 S. Welles Ave

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

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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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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

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

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

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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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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

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MOUNTAIN TOP

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

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

Nestled on just under an acre just minutes from 81S this colonial offers 2194 sq. ft. of living area plus a finished basement. Enjoy summer your evenings on the wrap around porch or take a quick dip in the above ground pool with tier deck. The covered pavilion is ideal for picnics or gatherings And when the winter winds blow cuddle in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy a quiet night. MLS 11-2260 Priced to Sell, $185,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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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Wonderful starter home in a convenient neighborhood. Home features many updates including new windows, roof, kitchen & carpets. Offstreet parking with large yard. Located near schools and shopping. Low taxes & priced to sell! MLS#12-515 $109,900 Everett Davis 696-2600 417-8733

KINGSTON

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

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

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! 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 LAKE NUANGOLA Lance Street

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

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

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

Lovely, nearly completed, renovated Victorian farmhouse sits high on 7.81 acres featuring panoramic pastoral views, high ceilings, original woodwork, gutted, rewired, insulated & sheetrocked, newer roof, vinyl siding, kitchen and baths. Gas rights negotiable. Lots of potential with TLC. Elk Lake $119,900 MLS# 11-525 Call 570-696-2468

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

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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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

VACANT LAND 333 OAKMONT LANE 1.15 acre, level lot, #254, on cul-de-sac, in Laurel Lakes. Underground electric, phone & cable. Ready for your new home in 2012! MLS# 11-4465 $39,900 Call Christine Kane 570-714-9235

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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

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130 West Green St 4-5 bedroom, 2 bath home features new windows & entry doors, 1st floor laundry, hardwood floors & ceiling fans. Outdoor features include vinyl siding, large front porch & rear deck, fenced & level rear and side yards with swing set, off street parking. Dry walkout basement includes coal stoker stove, workshop and storage area. New 200 amp service. 12-22 James Banos Realtor Associate COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-991-1883 NANTICOKE 23 W. Grand Street

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175 Oak Street NEW FURNANCE 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1st floor laundry room, 3 season porch, fenced yard and off street parking. MLS#12-721 $89,000 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC PITTSTON

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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

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

Adorable home with charm & character. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, family room with gas fireplace. 3 season room, fenced in yard with rear deck & shed. $119,000 MLS#12-498 Michael Nocera 570-357-4300

20 NEW STREET 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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New Listing. Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Spectacular kitchen w/tile radiant heat floor, center island, appliances. Beautiful cabinets and counters. 1st floor mudroom/laundry. Master bedroom w/double lighted closets, modern bath w/jacuzzi tub and shower. 4 zone gas heat + AC/heat pump. New roof, siding, windows, flooring, fencing. Walk up attic, full partially finished basement. Off street parking. MLS 12-333 $94,500 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES 570-735-7494 Patricia Lunski, X304 (C) 570-814-6671

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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

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

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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

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 $159,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

PITTSTON

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

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38 Frothingham St. Four square home with loads of potential and needs updating but is priced to reflect its condition. Nice neighborhood. Check it out. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3403 $59,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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New Homes From $275,000$595,000 570-474-5574 PITTSTON REDUCED

NOXEN

PRICED TO SELL Brick ranch with large living room, 3 bedrooms, sun room, deck, full basement, sheds and garage on 0.54 acres in Noxen. $135,000. Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

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Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-5412

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 $79,000 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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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

$34,900

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

PLYMOUTH

1 Willow St. Attractive bi-level on corner lot with private fenced in yard. 3-4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Finished lower level, office and laundry room MLS 11-2674 $99,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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SAND SPRINGS

NEW LISTING! Great price! 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, only 3 years old. Located in Sand Springs Golf community. Master bath & second floor laundry. Kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Basement can be easily finished with walkout sliding doors. Why pay new construction prices? Save thousands! Home is cleaned & ready for occupancy! MLS#12-775 $218,500 Paul Pukatch 696-6559

SHAVERTOWN

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

SHAVERTOWN

PLYMOUTH

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

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

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PLYMOUTH

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

Well maintained aluminum sided double block, gas heat, & an additional lot. Tenant pays all utilities. $92,900 MLS 12-347 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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906 Homes for Sale

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

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Totally Remodeled 3 Bedroom home on large lot on a wellkept street in movein condition! Home Includes 1 1/2 Modern Baths w/ stone countertops, tile floors, spacious kitchen with all new appliances & plenty of countertop space! New carpet throughout! MLS 11-3473 $57,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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

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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

41 Bank Street Very nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a large lot on a quiet street with off street parking. Move-in condition. Don't miss this one! MLS #11-4055 REDUCED! $64,500 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

Spacious 1791 sq. ft. 1/2 double with wrap around porch, shed & garage. Semi modern kitchen & bath. 3 bedrooms with gas heat and plenty of storage. $24,900. Possible rent to own Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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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 Christine Kutz 570-332-8832


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EDWARDSVILLE

If you’re looking for country living with peace and quiet and beautiful mountain views, this is the home for you! Only minutes from town, featuring large eatin kitchen, formal dining room & living room, all with hardwood floors. There are three bedrooms and a laundry in addition to two full baths. Master bath skylight. Gas heat. Central Air. $300 lot rent/month and that includes water, sewer and garbage removal. MLS#10-4421 $65,000 EVERETT DAVIS 417-8733

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$193,500

Luxurious End Townhouse

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

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1128 Bethel Hill Rd

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

Beautiful setting in a fabulous location. Well maintained 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits on a full beautiful acre of land. 3 car garage with a breezeway, first floor master bedroom suite and a great porch to sit and relax on all while enjoying your new serene surroundings. This is a MUST SEE! 12-392 $225,000 Call Tony Wasco 570-855-2424 Trademark Realtor Group 570-613-9090

SUGARLOAF REDUCED!!!! 2 houses. Must sell

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

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

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20 Maple Drive REDUCED! An immaculate 4 bedroom split level situated on a .37 acre manicured lot in a quiet neighborhood. Features include a Florida room with wet bar & breakfast area, spacious eat-in kitchen with sliders to deck/ patio, formal living room, dining room, family room, central a/c, & 2 car garage. Many amenities. Don't miss this one! MLS #11-1374 $ 219,000 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

Featured on WNEP’s Home & Backyard. Move right into this 3 bedroom, 2 bath immaculate home with custom maple eat in kitchen, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, Jacuzzi tub, 2 fireplaces, abundance of storage leading outside to a private sanctuary with deck/pergola & Koi pond. Off street parking. MUST SEE. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-733 $189,900 Call Keri 570-885-5082

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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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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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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

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SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP 570-696-5412 WEST WYOMING

Great Investment. Quiet street close to everything. Nice size rooms. Both sides currently rented. Off street parking in back with a 1 car garage. $89,900. MLS 114207. Call Donna for more information or to schedule a showing. 570-947-3824

WILKES-BARRE HALF DOUBLE

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

SWOYERSVILLE

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

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“New Listing”! 3 bedrooms, 1 bath home on double lot. One car garage, two 3 season porches, security system & attic just insulated. MLS #12-31 $90,000. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

SWOYERSVILLE

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

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

WANAMIE

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

438 Tripp St

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

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

WYOMING

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

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 Pine Ridge Estates

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WHITE HAVEN

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

570-714-6119 WILKES-BARRE

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

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

Move in condition. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Corner lot. $132,900 MLS 12-428 Call Stephen 570-613-9080

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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

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WE BUY HOMES 570-956-2385 Any Situation

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

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WILKES-BARRE

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

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

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

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AVOCA

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

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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

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

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Nice double block in good condition with 2 bedrooms on each side. New vinyl siding. Bathrooms recently remodeled. Roof is 2 years old. Fully rented. Tenants pay all utilities. MLS11-580.$53,500 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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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

KINGSTON

584 Wyoming Ave.

M OTIVA OTIVATED S ELLER !

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

KINGSTON

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

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

60 Kulp St. 3-4 bedroom, 2 story home with well kept hardwood floors throughout. Private driveway with parking for 2 cards and nearly all replacement windows. MLS 11-2897 $59,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

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

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

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4 Oliver Road Located in the back part of Oliver Road in a very private part of North Lake in Sweet Valley. Yearning to be restored, lake front cape cod in a very tranquil setting was formerly used as a summer home. MLS 11-2113 $93,500 Jay Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23

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

TAYLOR

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

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

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

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

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

EDWARDSVILLE

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

Nice duplex zoned commercial, can be used for offices as well as residential. All separate utilities. Keep apt. space or convert to commercial office space. Adjacent lot for sale by same owner. MLS 11-2176 $85,900 Jay A. Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23

LAFLIN

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

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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

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

REDUCED 414 Front St. Move right into this modern office building featuring 4 offices, receptionist office, large conference room, modern kitchen, storage room, full basement, central air, handicap access. 2 car garage and 5 additional off street parking spaces. This property is also available for lease. Lease price is $675/mo + $675 security deposit. Tenant pays all utilities. Sells for $85,900 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 5 Mountains Realty 42 N. Main St. Shickshinny, PA 570-542-2141 INCOME/ COMMERCIAL PROPERTY NANTICOKE

Unique investment opportunity. Vacant storefront which can be used for office, retail, etc. with a 3-room, 1 bedroom apartment above. Other side of the building is a 6room, 3 bedroom home. Perfect for owner occupied business with additional rental income from apartment. Newer roof & furnace, hardwood floors, off-street parking, corner lot. MLS#12-780 $44,900 Karen Ryan 283-9100 x14

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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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Income & Commercial Properties

PITTSTON

Duplex. Aluminum siding, oil heat, semi - modern kitchens, long term tenant. On a spacious 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 150â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lot. Motivated Seller. REDUCED. $37,900 Anne Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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PITTSTON

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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WEST WYOMING

379-381 Sixth St. Perfect first home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage. Would also make a nice investment with all separate utilities and nice rents. Large fenced yard, priced to sell. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait too long. Call today to schedule a tour. MLS 11-1453 REDUCED!! $84,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSS REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 98-100 Lockhart St

Great Investment Opportunity. Separate utilities. Motivated seller! MLS 11-4330 $80,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000

WILKES-BARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE 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

WYOMING PRICE REDUCED!

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

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

912 Lots & Acreage

BACK MOUNTAIN Dallas Area

Building lots available. Lot/home packages. Call for details. 570-675-4805 BEAR CREEK

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

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

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DALLAS AREA

3 lots. 70 x 125. City water and sewer, gas available. $36,500 per lot. 570-675-5873 Earth Conservancy Land For Sale 61 +/- Acres Nuangola - $99,000 46 +/- Acres Hanover Twp. $79,000 Highway Commercial KOZ Hanover Twp. 3+/- Acres 11 +/- Acres Wilkes-Barre Twp. 32 +/- Acres Zoned R-3 See additional land for sale at: www.earth conservancy.org 570-823-3445 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

915 Manufactured Homes MOUNTAINTOP 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, sunroom, a lot of new. Asking $30,000. Call leave message 570-406-7318

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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

SHAVERTOWN

ECHO VALLEY ESTATES Double wide modular, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, gas heat, central air, corner lot. New roof, furnace, & water heater. Two sheds. $42,900 Call 570-696-1582 to set an appointment.

WHITE HAVEN

PITTSTON

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

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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

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HUGHESTOWN

Cleared lot in Stauffer Heights. Ready for your dream home just in time for Spring! MLS 12-549 $32,500 Call Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

1977 2 bedroom Schult. No pets. $6000 570-851-2245

930 Wanted to Buy Real Estate

WEST PITTSTON

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

JACKSON TWP 1 acre with well, septic and driveway in place. Asking $39,900. Make reasonable offer. DEREMER REALTY 570-477-1149

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 $32,000 atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

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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DALLAS 1 bedroom,

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

HUDSON 2 bedrooms, 1 bath,

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

WILKES-BARRE

FULLY FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT

Â&#x160;Short or long term Â&#x160;Excellent Neighborhood Â&#x160;Private Tenant Parking Â&#x160;$600 includes all utilities. No pets. 570-822-9697

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60 DAY COMING ATTRACTION

â&#x20AC;&#x153;America Realtyâ&#x20AC;?

New Homes From $275,000$595,000 570-474-5574

SHAVERTOWN LAND Harford Ave.

4 buildable residential lots for sale individually or take all 4! Buyer to confirm water and sewer with zoning officer. Directions: R. on E. Franklin, R. on Lawn to L. on Harford. $22,500 per lot Mark Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

TUNKHANNOCK Approximately

4 acres. Perk Tested & Surveyed. Well above flood level. Mountain View. Clear land. $45,000. Bill 570-665-9054

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

915 Manufactured Homes

DALLAS

Valley View Park 403 South Drive 1984 single wide 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. End lot. Large deck. New roof, windows & doors. All appliances included. $12,500 or best offer. Call 570-675-2012

FORTY FORT

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

FORTY FORT Single level rear

house (behind owners). Approximate 1100 sq ft. 1 car off street parking. 2 bedroom, 1 Bath, Living room with electric fireplace. Storage areas. Very quiet. Washer, dryer, fridge, stove. Owner pays water, rec, sewer. No smoking or pets. $600/mo + security deposit. 570-212-8770 or 570-283-1614 FORTY FORT

VERY NICE

2 bedroom 2nd floor, ½ mile from Cross Valley. Gas heat, washer-dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, large deck, off street parking, carpeting, ceiling fans, attic storage, tile bath. $650/ month + utilities. Available April 1. Security deposit & references required. Call 570-578-1728.

bedroom apartment in residential area, all utilities included. $600/month + security. 908-482-0335

NORTH WILKES-BARRE

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP Great location, 1

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MANAGED SERVICES! BRAND NEW KITCHENS, CARPETS, featuring appliances, laundry, some aesthetic fireplaces, parking. NO PETS/SMOKING/EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION/2 YEAR SAME RENT/ PLUS UTILITIES 1st-2nd FLOORS. Rents start at $550. (1 Bedroom) Up!l

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ASHLEY

74 W. Hartford St 2 bedroom. 2nd floor. Fridge, stove, washer/dryer included. Wall to wall carpet. No pets. Security, application fee. $550/month + utilities. 570-472-9494 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 Totally renovated 5

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

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

40 Pierce Street 1st floor. 2 bedroom. Heat, hot and cold water, trash included. $725/mo. Cats considered. Call (570) 474-5023

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

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Wilkeswood Apartments 1 & 2 BR Apts

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KINGSTON

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 PRIME LOCATION

1st floor, 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 porches. Range, fridge, w/d, basement, yard, off street parking. $620/mo plus utilities, lease & security. Garage & extra parking $40. 570-417-7659 KINGSTON

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM

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 LAFLIN

Spacious, Modern & Stylish

2 story 2 bedroom apt. Oak kitchen with snack bar plus all appliances, 1-1/2 baths, in-home office, of street parking, large maintenance free yard. $950 month includes heat/hot water budget & sewer. Rest of utilities by tenant. Sorry no smoking or pets. Lease, security & references. 570-824-9507.

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 Midtowne Apartments 100 E. 6th Street, Wyoming PA 18644

Housing for

Extremely Low & Very Low Income

Elderly, Handicapped & Disabled. 570-693-4256 ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED Rents based on income. Managed by EEI

MOUNTAIN TOP

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.

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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

NANTICOKE

2 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, offstreet parking, $495 per month+ utilities, security, lease. HUD accepted. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

NANTICOKE

603 HANOVER ST. 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. No pets. $400 + security, utilities & lease. Photos available. 570-542-5330

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NANTICOKE

Cozy 1 bedroom, modern eat-in kitchen, all appliances including dishwasher, skylight, pantry, walk-in closets, modern bathroom. $470 includes garbage. Call (570) 239-2741

NANTICOKE

Large 1st floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove top, sunroom & large pantry. No pets. $650/month, all utilities included, security & credit check required. Call 484-602-8924

NANTICOKE/ALDEN

Spacious 1 bedroom, quiet neighborhood, off-street parking, newly renovated. All appliances included. $460/month. Call 570-441-4101 NUANGOLA

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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!! Adorable year round lake cabin available for 1 year lease. 854 sq.ft. with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Also features 10x25 screened porch, off street parking & appliances. Lake access. Security deposit required. $700/month + utilities. Call Pam Mcgovern 570-474-6307 or 570-715-7749

www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

WILKES-BARRE 72 W. River St.

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP

PITTSTON

Modern 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Kitchen with all appliances, new deck. Gas Heat. No smoking, no pets. $500 + utilities & security. Call 570-714-9234 PLAINS

MODERN 1ST FLOOR

2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. Washer/dryer hookup. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234

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PLYMOUTH

2 bedroom apartment. Heat, water, stove & fridge included. Near bus stop. $600/month Two room efficiency, all utilities included. $425/month No smoking or pets. Credit and background check, security & references required. Call (570) 592-2902

SCRANTON Green Ridge Area

Modern, nice, clean. Fresh paint, new carpet. 3 bedrooms (1 small) living room, kitchen, bath,& laundry room. Fresh paint, new carpet. $600, includes sewer. No pets. 570-344-3608

SWOYERSVILLE

Must see! Brand new 1st floor, 3 bedroom. Comparable to a Ranch home. Large living room, stove, fridge dishwasher, w/d, laundry room, A/c and heat. Your dream home. W/w carpeting, hardwood floors, off street parking, large back yard. All utilities paid except electric. $1075/mo + security & references 570-287-3646

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

Spacious 1st floor, 1 bedroom in an Historic Colonial house. Next to Barre Hall on Wilkes Campus. Hardwood floors. Washer & dryer inside unit. Off street parking. $750 + security. 570-991-1619

WILKES-BARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE

111 Carey Avenue 1 bedroom, 1st floor. Living room, kitchen & bath. Fridge & stove included. Washer dryer hookup. Off street parking for 1 car. Tenant pays utilities. Ready May 1. $375 + security. 570-270-3139

WILKES-BARRE

2 bedroom apartment, 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

5 rooms & bath, second floor, newly remodeled. Off street parking. No pets. Security, lease & references. $600 + gas & water. Electric included. Call for appointment 8 am to 5 pm 570-822-8158

WILKES-BARRE

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

LAFAYETTE GARDENS ! S AVE 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

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Kingston â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Place To Call Homeâ&#x20AC;? Spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts 3 Bedroom Townhomes Gas heat included

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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

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE Â&#x160;1 bedroom water included Â&#x160;2 bedroom water included Â&#x160;2 bedroom single family HANOVER Â&#x160;2 bedroom Â&#x160;4 bedroom, large NANTICOKE Â&#x160;2 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON Â&#x160;Large 1 bedroom water included KINGSTON Â&#x160;3 Bedroom Half Double McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH

Spacious 3rd floor, 2-3 bedroom, hardwood floors, heat & hot water included. $695/month + security. Call 570-704-9482 after 4:30 p.m

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WYOMING

1st floor 2 bedroom apartment. Heat, hot water, water, sewer, garbage & snow removal included. $850 + security & references. Call 570-371-8300 WYOMING 2nd floor 2 bedroom, recently remodeled, washer & dryer hookup, off street parking. $525 month, water & sewer included. call 714-7272

WYOMING

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Commercial Properties

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

TOWNHOUSE

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

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

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FORTY FORT

Fully built-out & furnished Doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Approximately 2,000 square feet. Available in April. Contact Colleen 570-283-0524 OFFICE SPACE HANOVER TWP. Ultra-modern professional office space. Approximately 850 sq. ft. Plenty of parking. All utilities included. Can be furnished. Easy access location. $850/month Call Linda @ 570-474-6307 or 570-715-7743

Smith Hourigan Group

OFFICE SPACE PLAINS

WILKES-BARRE

GREAT LOCATION!

close to all Major Highways Commercial space for lease 21,600 sq. ft. Distribution/ Ware-house/Retail / Offices, etc + large 80,000 sq. ft. parking lot fenced in with automatic dusk to dawn lighting system. Will divide. Call 570-822-2021. Ask for Betty or Dave WILKES-BARRE

RETAIL LEASE Available

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

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NANTICOKE

Total space 30,000 sf. Build to suit. Perfect for Doctors suite, day care, etc. High visibility. Lots of parking. Rent starting $10/sf. MLS 11-4200 Call Nancy or Holly JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

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

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

950

Half Doubles

ASHLEY

57 W. Hartford St. 3 bedroom, large modern, no pets. Security/lease. $575+ utilities 570-332-1216 570-592-1328

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

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

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288-6300

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953 Houses for Rent

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

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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

PLAINS 2 bedroom, modern quiet, w/w, w/d hookup, gas heat. $500. No pets. Security & lease. 570-332-1216 570-592-1328

PLYMOUTH

Completely remodeled 2 bedroom half double with 2 new tile baths. Granite countertops, maple kitchen cabinets & new appliances included. Central air and new gas furnace. No pets. $775 + utilities & security. Call 570-466-1660

PLYMOUTH

122 Willow St.

Very clean and comfortable ½ double for rent. Large, level fenced yard. Quiet neighborhood. Rental application, verification of employment / income & credit check required. Tenant is responsible for all utilities except sewer. Call today for your private showing MLS 12-426 $550/ month plus security deposit Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566 Walter Belchick 606-2600 ext. 301

WEST PITTSTON 1/2 double, 7 rooms

& bath, hardwood floors, natural wood work, garage. Great neighborhood. Non smokers, No pets. Call 570-655-2195

WILKES-BARRE 133 Garden Ave.

1/2 double, 6 rooms. $600/plus utilities. No pets. 570-824-3721

WILKES-BARRE/SOUTH

Nice 3 bedroom with eat in kitchen & walk up attic. Walking distance to school & parks. $700/month + utilities & 1 month security. (570) 793-9449

WYOMING Newly remodeled 3

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

953 Houses for Rent

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

EXETER

COTTAGE HOUSE GREAT, QUIET LOCATION

Ranch style, 1 or 2 bedrooms. Living room, large kitchen. New dishwasher, fridge, stove & microwave, washer/dryer hookup Gas heat, great back yard, off street parking, shed, lots of storage. Freshly painted. Utilities by tenant, $750/per month, + security 570-328-0784

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

LARKSVILLE Conveniently locat-

ed. Spacious 4 bedroom single. Gas heat. Off street parking. Lease, no pets. Security. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

NANTICOKE Desirable

Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms $936 + electric only

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

NANTICOKE

Renovated 3 bedroom single home with new carpeting, fresh paint, deck, off street parking, washer / dryer hookup. No pets, No Smoking. $650 + utilities. 570-466-6334

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! 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

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WANTED TO RENT

OR RENT TO OWN. Crestwood school district. I do have a cat. Need 2+ bedrooms. Call with all offers. 570-406-7318 WILKES-BARRE Duplex RENTAL first & second floor for rent. Kitchen, bedroom, living room & bath in each apartment. Included is refrigerator & stove in each apartment. First floor tenant has use of washer & dryer. Off-street parking. Heat, water & sewer included in the rent. Tenant responsible for electric only. Applicant to provide proof of income and responsible for cost of credit check. 1st floor rent is $600 per month, 2nd floor is $575 per month. Louise Laine 283-9100 x20

WEST PITTSTON 617 L A UZERNE

VENUE

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

WEST PITTSTON Wonderful 3 bed-

room, 1 bath home with off street parking, central air. All appliances & sewage included. Screened in rear porch. No Pets, No Smoking. $875 + utilities, security & references. (570) 602-8798 or (570)362-8591

3 bedroom, 1 bath home with large eat-in-kitchen, hardwood floors, washer/dryer included, drive, nice yard. NO PETS. $750/month + security. Utilities separate. Credit and background check required. 570-606-8361

959 Mobile Homes

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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Rooms

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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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.

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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

ALLOLDER HOMES SPECIALIST

570-819-0681

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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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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

Shedlarski Construction H I OME MPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

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

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Building & Remodeling

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Concrete & Masonry

Williams & Franks Inc

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call 287-3331 or go to

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Carpet Cleaning

Alan & Linda’s 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.

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

FLORIDA

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

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DAVE JOHNSON Expert Bathroom & Room Remodeling, Carpentry & Whole House Renovations. Licensed &Insured

Boca Raton Available March/April Beautiful 5 room home with Pool. Fully furnished. On canal lot. $600 weekly. If interested, write to: 120 Wagner St. Moosic, PA 18507

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

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

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

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

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Cleaning & Maintainence

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

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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

D. Pugh Concrete

All phases of masonry & concrete. Small jobs welcome. Senior discount. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 288-1701/655-3505

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

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR Sales, service,

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

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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

DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

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Electrical

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC

Licensed, Insured, No job too small.

570-829-4077

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

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Excavating

All Types Of Excavating, Demolition & Concrete Work. Large & Small Jobs FREE ESTIMATES (570) 760-1497

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Handyman Services

All Your Home Repair Needs No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured Free Estimates RUSSELL’S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 570-406-3339

BOB’S RADIATOR COVERS Are you tired

of looking at those ugly radiators? Call for a free estimate. 570-709-1496

DOPainting, IT ALL HANDYMAN drywall,

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

Mark’s Handyman Service

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We do it all! Licensed &Insured

570-578-8599

Hauling & Trucking

Junk-Be-Gone We Haul It All! Residential Commercial No Job Too Big Or Small! Free Est. W-B based 570-237-2609/ 570-332-8049

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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

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Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY

Long Term Care Insurance products/life insurance/estate planning. Reputable Companies.

MIRRA

(570) 675-3378

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AFFORDABLE JUNK REMOVAL

Cleanups/Cleanouts Large or Small Jobs FREE ESTIMATES (570) 814-4631

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

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1162 Landscaping/ Garden TREE REMOVAL Stump grinding, Hazard tree removal, Grading, Drainage, Lot clearing, Stone/ Soil delivery. Insured. Reasonable Rates 570-574-1862

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Masonry

KEN’S MASONRY All phases of brick/block, chimney restoration, replacement of steps. FREE ESTIMATES 570-458-6133

1189 Miscellaneous Service

CASTAWAY HAULING JUNK REMOVAL

VITO’S & GINO’S

HAUL ALL

WANTED

823-3788 / 817-0395 HAULING & PAINTING SERVICES. Free Estimates. 570-332-5946

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

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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

CARS, TRUCKS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995

Roofing & Siding

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

Serra Painting Book Now For Spring & Save. All Work Guaranteed Satisfaction. 30 Yrs. Experience Powerwash & Paint Vinyl, Wood, Stucco Aluminum. Free Estimates You Can’t Lose! 570-822-3943

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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 Mountain Top

PAVING & SEAL COATING Patching, Sealing, Residential/Comm Licensed & Insured PA013253 570-868-8375

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Roofing & Siding

Wanted: ALL JUNK

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EVERHART CONSTRUCTION Roofing, siding, gutters, chimney repairs & more. Free Estimates, Lowest Prices 570-855-5738

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

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

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Snow Removal

SNOW

PLOWING ŠCommercial

ŠIndustrial ŠResidential ŠDRIVEWAYS ŠSIDEWALKS ŠSALTING

VITO & GINO’S 570-574-1275

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Tax Preparation

TAX PREPARATION by Law School

Graduate with Tax Certificate Reasonable Call 570-793-6210

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Tree Care

ZOMERFELD TREE SERVICE, INC.

Tree removal, trimming, stump grinding. Demolition Hauling & excavating. 570-574-5018

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