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SWB in an Empire State of mind Area Yanks’ name new for season By PAUL SOKOLOSKI psokoloski@timesleader.com

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees aren’t just getting out of town this season. They’re getting a new name. The top minor league baseball affiliate of the New York Yankees will play as the Empire State Yankees this summer, Inter-

national League officials announced Wednesday. “I wouldn’t call it a name change. It’s an alternate name,” said International League President Randy Mobley, who assured the team will still be known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on official league documents. “The formal name

of the team has not changed, will not Mason, who generated the idea to call the Triple-A Yankees something other change.” than Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for this But the name on the uniforms, summer. “We thought it would be a neat hats and logos will. marketing idea.” “We felt we should do someNew York Yankees general managthing to comer Brian Cashman called the team memorate this the Empire State Yankees in rehistoric seaports as far back as November. son,” said Rochester General See EMPIRE, Page 12A Manager Dan

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 91st largest metro area by population, 86th in exports. By MARK GUYDISH mguydish@timesleader.com

Retired Pakistani army officer’s research finds wifely rivalry rife at hideout.

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — Osama bin Laden spent his last weeks in a house divided, amid wives split apart by suspicions. On the top floor, sharing his bedroom, was his youngest wife and favorite. The trouble came when his eldest wife showed up and moved into the bedroom on the floor below. Others in the family who Bin Laden were crammed into the three-story villa compound where bin Laden would eventually be killed in a May 2 U.S. raid, were convinced the eldest wife intended to betray the al-Qaida leader. The picture of bin Laden’s life in the Abbottabad compound comes from Brig. Shaukat Qadir, a retired Pakistani army officer who spent months researching the events and says he was given rare access to transcripts of Pakistani intelligence’s interrogation of bin Laden’s youngest wife, who was detained in the raid. Qadir was also given rare entry into the villa, which was sealed after the raid and demolished last month. Pictures he took showed the villa’s main staircase spattered with blood, windows protected by iron grills and the 20foot-high walls around the villa. Qadir’s research gives one of the most extensive descriptions of the arrangements in bin Laden’s hideout when U.S. SEAL

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names,” said Rich Tattersall, 59, whose father, Richard “Mickey” Tattersall, owns the East End property. “People around here, people aren’t free with their last names. They’re known by one name and that’s it.” A mailbox to the building lists seven tenants, including José Herrera and William Aponte. Luzerne County Acting Coroner Bill Lisman said his office was having a difficult time locating family. The intensity of the blaze destroyed identification cards and items that may have been useful in finding family members, Lisman said.

WILKES-BARRE – They were known only as José and Willie, two men described as beer-drinking buddies who kept to themselves. Friends and neighbors remembered the pair Wednesday, a day after they died from smoke inhalation at 37-39 Pine St., where they were roommates in second-floor rental unit. “I didn’t know their last See FIRE, Page 12A

U.S. exports grew by more than 11 percent in 2010, according to a new report released today, and the Scranton/WilkesBarre Metropolitan Area got a decent piece of the export pie. The report, “Export Nation 2012” issued by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, emphasizes that the 100 largest metropolitan areas “powered the nation’s export growth.” Com- “We sell bined, those areas provided 63 products in percent of man- Europe, ufacturing export sales in Japan, 2010, the re- Panama, port says. the West The ScranIndies and ton/WilkesBarre metro ar- Singaea is the 91st largest by pop- pore.” ulation, yet Joan Brown ranked 86th in A. Rifkin Co. export sales for International 2008, reaping Sales Manager $2.3 billion from exports, the report data show. Perhaps more important, exports made up10 percent of the area’s “gross metropolitan product.” All that exporting accounted for 21,368 jobs, according to the report, which tabulates “direct export production jobs” as well as export-supported jobs, such as those transporting goods used in production. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre does not fare well in salaries for export jobs, though. The average wage in the leading local export industry is $31,679, which ranks 95th in the nation. The average salary for leading export industry jobs in the 100 largest metro areas is $66,449; the average for the country is $45,463. But the picture’s not that simple, warned Michael Horvath, international trade manager for NEPA Alliance. “You have to look at the economies of the regions,” Horvath said. “We don’t make Philadelphia or New York City wages See EXPORTS, Page 12A

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‘American Pickers’ are looking for local leads By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Producers of the popular cable television show “American Pickers” have asked Luzerne County officials for leads on “interesting characters with interesting items” that may be featured in upcoming tapings in Pennsylvania. The History Channel documentary series follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel the country poking through decrepit barns, backyard debris and private collections for antiques they often describe

as “rusty gold.” They chat with prospective sellers – some bordering on hoarders -- about the history and memories associated with their antiques and their shared interest in collecting old stuff. After convincing the owners to See PICKERS, Page 12A

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Airman 1st Class David Warren of Nanticoke served 5 1/2 months in Iraq and Kuwait. By JOE DOLINSKY Times Leader Intern

PITTSTON TWP. – A son reunited with his family Wednesday after a tour in the Middle East. Airman1st Class David Warren, 21, of Nanticoke was greeted by friends and family at the WilkesBarre/Scranton International Airport after returning home from 51/2 months of service in Iraq and Kuwait. A 2008 graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School, Warren worked locally for two years before deciding to enlist in the Air Force Reserve. His mother, Sharon, recalls that day. “He just came home one day

and said ‘Mom, I joined the Air Force,’ ” she said. David’s father, a retired first sergeant in the Plymouth National Guard, never went overseas during his time of service. “I was proud. But I was also worried,” she said. Warren spent the majority of his time overseas as a vehicle operator, participating in convoy operations and movements of various supplies and munitions. His position called for him to be proficient in cleaning, servicing and operating military vehicles, overseeing the loading and unloading of personnel and cargo and preparing operator records and reports. Specifically, Warren said he drove tractor-trailers trucks full of supplies from Kuwait into bases throughout Iraq. “I was through about five different bases in five months,” he said.

Balloons and digital camera in hand, Sharon said she was just looking forward to having her son home. Other than through email, David and his mother had little to no contact while he was overseas. “I just wanted to see him,” she said. “And see him safe.” Warren spent his fair share of time in the air the past week. He flew out of Kuwait before landing at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for a four-day debriefing period. Warren then boarded a 12-hour flight straight into Dallas, before catching a short flight to his reserve base in Oklahoma. From there, Warren would finally board the flight that reunited him with his family. “After all the flying, I’m looking forward to just being home,” he said. “And sleep in my own bed.” Contemplating his first taste of

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Airman 1st Class David Warren gives his grandmother Bernie Macijczak of Nanticoke a kiss after arriving at the W-B/Scranton Airport on Wednesday morning. At right, his father, cousins, nieces and nephews wait to greet him.

stateside cooking in more than five months, Warren said he is most looking forward to wings at Green Street’s Restaurant in Nanticoke. He picked a great day to fly home. “Tonight’s wing night,” he said. His return home is short-lived,

however. Warren will be returning to Oklahoma March 27 for seven months. After his enlistment in the Air Force Reserve is completed in three years, Warren said he plans to go to school in hopes of becoming a parole officer.

Nanticoke fills vacant WIB chairwoman defends salaries seat on City Council By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Council President Stephen Lesley Butczynski appointed Duda stressed that if the grant is to position that opened when awarded, the city would be unMargaret Hydock resigned. der no obligation to continue

By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

NANTICOKE – City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to appoint Lesley Butczynski to fill the seat vacated by the recent resignation of Councilwoman Margaret Hydock. Council also authorized the filing of a FEMA grant application that will provide funds to hire three additional firefighters for three years.

POLICE BLOTTER EDWARDSVILLE – Two men were arrested Monday on drug trafficking charges by the state Office of Attorney General’s Luzerne County Drug Task Force and police in Edwardsville and Kingston. Anthony Santiago, 27, of Spruce Street, Kingston, and Jean Marie Johns, 60, of Church Street, Kingston, were arraigned by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston on numerous drug offenses. They were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 bail each. Edwardsville police said Santiago and Johns were arrested after a three month investigation alleging they were peddling crack cocaine, according to the criminal complaints. WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Police cited Christine Johnson, 38, with harassment after her boyfriend, Scheid Nour, claimed she grabbed his hand and put it through a window during an argument in their Kidder Street residence on Sunday. • A 17-year-old boy told police he was assaulted by three males in the area of Beaumont and North Washington streets on Monday. The teen was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. • Police said Randy Rosadao, 27, of Mill Street, was cited with harassment after Vivienne Mills claimed he pushed and grabbed her during an argument on Minden Place on Sunday. WILKES-BARRE – A man was arraigned Wednesday in WilkesBarre Central Court on charges he sold heroin. Kenneth Lamar Warren, 44, last known address as 39 Pine St., Wilkes-Barre, was charged with six counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $30,000 bail.

the employment of the three firefighters beyond that threeyear period at taxpayer expense. The council also voted to authorize City Clerk Holly Cirko to execute Hazard Mitigation Grant program documents on behalf of the city. City officials stated Slusser Brothers Construction Co. will begin work on the Alden Road improvement project next week. The Alden Road work is part of a $2 million dollar road improvement project in the city. In other business, Interact, the junior arm of the Nanticoke Rotary Club, gave notice it will be filing the necessary permit applications to conduct a farmers market on the first weekends of June, July and August in the city’s Patriot Square as a way to attract patronage for Nanticoke businesses.

Martha Herron, chair of the Luzerne-Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, issued a statement Wednesday defending the salaries paid to employees who work for the board. County union representative Paula Schnelly had urged county council members during Tuesday’s work session to examine the board’s employee pay increases. Herron said the staff did not have pay increases for at least three years before raises were granted in 2010. The pay increases, which ranged from 7.14 percent to 27.59 percent, stemmed in part from a July 2010 increase in working hours from 32.5 hours per week to 37.5 and a staffing compensation analysis, Herron said. Executive Director Lucyann Vierling currently receives $77,250, according to information supplied by the board. Herron said a 2010 Pennsylvania WIB Association survey showed executive director salaries ranged from $63,000 to $110,000, with the average around

Elizabeth A. Dankulich March 7, 2012 lizabeth A. Dankulich, 66, of Orange, Franklin Township, E passed away, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in her home. Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth O’Donnell Harmon. She was educated in the West Pittston schools. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at the call center for JC Penney. Mrs. Dankulich was also a former member of the Moose Lodge #1207, West Pittston. Preceding her in death was her spouse, Paul A. Nenish. Surviving are her daughters, Sharon Evans, Moosic, Deborah Bur-

ton, Orange; grandchildren, Terry and Melissa Evans, Adam and Jeremy Burton. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Jeffrey Klansek, chaplain of Commonwealth Hospice, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Friends may call Friday 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 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor, Pa 18517.

$91,300. The compensation for the four remaining board employees: Trina Moss, $37,096; Patti Lenahan, $61,800; Marla Dotto, $43,260; and Sheryl Charbonneau, $37,000. Past county commissioners, and now county council members, appoint members to serve on the 33-member WIB, which oversees a $7.4 million budget, job placement and training programs and CareerLink centers in both coun-

Catherine R. Gula March 6, 2012 R. Gula, 95, a resident C atherine of Swoyersville, passed away on

Tuesday evening, March 6, 2012, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her beloved husband was the late Andrew A. Gula, who passed away on December 27, 1997. Born on July 30, 1916, in WilkesBarre, Catherine was a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Sokol) Tonart. Catherine was raised in WilkesBarre, and was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, class of 1934. Following high school, she attended the former Wilkes-Barre Business College. Prior to retirement in 1979, Catherine was employed as a secretary for the former United Pants Factory, Swoyersville. Catherine was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. In addition to her parents and husband, Catherine was preceded in death by son Richard Gula; daughter Elaine Cunius; brother, Frank Tonart; sister Helen Ras. Catherine is survived by son Raymond Gula of Swoyersville; daughter Catherine Clamar and her husband, Ernest, of Jackson Township; sister Josephine Kemmerer of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Cathy

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Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, North Wilkes-Barre, and held membership in the Brookside American Legion, Post 837, of Wilkes-Barre. Enjoying the outdoors, he is remembered by family as being an avid gardener and also enjoyed various crafts in his free time. He was preceded by his father, Michael, in 1992; and by his mother, Mary, in 2008. Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Carol Dippre, and her husband, Nate; nephews, Scott and Kevin Dippre, all of Hunlock Creek; uncle, Joseph; aunt, Celestine Yachim, of the Miners Mills section; and several cousins. Funeral services for Mickey will be private and at the convenience of his family with committal in Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas. The John V. Morris Family is honored to care for Dr. Petyak and family at this time. To send his sister Carol and her family online words of comfort and support, please visit our family’s website by visiting www.JohnVMorrisFuneralHomes.com.

artin L. Devaney, 64, of Oak Street, in Wilkes-Barre, died M Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his

for four years, and served as a judge of elections for district 15-5 for four years. home. He will be greatly missed by his Born April 14, 1947, in Wilkes- wife, the former Annette Lacey; Barre, he was a son of the late Ed- daughter, Amy, and her husband, ward P. and Mary Louise Laufer De- Doug Clark, Beaumont; grandchilvaney. dren, Alex and Devan; brother, EdA 1965 graduate of E.L. Meyers ward P. Devaney Jr., Port Jervis, High School, Marty earned his bac- N.Y.; sister, Maribeth, and her huscalaureate degree from King’s Col- band, Joseph Angeli, Wilkes-Barre; lege. several nieces, nephews, and Marty was an insurance adjuster friends. for Crawford and Company for 32 Celebration of Marty’s Life will years in Erie, St. Louis, Louisville, be held Saturday at 6 p.m. in Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre/ McLaughlin’s - The Family Funeral Scranton offices. Service, 142 S. Washington St., He then worked for Nationwide Wilkes-Barre. Visitation will be held Insurance for nearly six years before at McLaughlin’s on Saturday from 3 accepting a position with the Visit- to 6 p.m. ing Nurses Association. Memorial donations are preMarty was a member of High ferred, and may be made to Medical Point Baptist Church in Larksville. Oncology Associates Prescription He was also a member of the North- Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., east Pennsylvania Claims Associ- Kingston, PA 18704-5527, or Hosation, which he served as a past pice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltipresident, and CPCU Society, more Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA which he served as a past treasurer. 18702-7901. Permanent messages Marty also coached Teener and memories can be shared with League Baseball for 15 years, and Marty’s family at www.celebratehisSouth Wilkes-Barre Girls Softball life.com.

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Clamar, Ernest Clamar and Frank Cunius and his wife, Suzanne; greatgrandson, Derek Cunius; numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Laurels Health and Rehabilitation Center, Kingston, for the kind and compassionate care they bestowed upon Catherine while she was a guest there. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, pastor, officiating. A private interment service for the family will immediately follow the Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Swoyersville. Family and Friends are invited to call on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. For additional information or to send the family of Mrs. Catherine R. Gula an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com. At the request of the family, flowers are kindly asked to be omitted.

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Dr. Michael J. Petyak Jr. r. Michael J. “Mickey” Petyak Jr., Ph.D., 64, of the North End section of the city, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully Tuesday afternoon, March 6, 2012, in his residence following a prolonged illness. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, on June 10, 1947, to the late Michael and Mary (Yachim) Petyak. Michael was a graduate of the James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, and attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from the former Wilkes College, where he also earned his teaching certificate. He furthered his education by attaining a master’s degree in education from the Pennsylvania State University, State College. The pinnacle of his educational career came when he earned his Ph.D. in instructional design systems at Penn State. Dr. Petyak was self employed and held various governmental contracts in instructional design prior to his retirement, including the Mamoth Army Base in New Jersey. Previously, he also taught at Wilkes University. He attended Holy Assumption of

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his seven-year prison sentence for bribery, extortion and other corruption offenses. In a motion filed Wednesday, Munchak’s attorneys argue that he is not a flight risk and does not pose a Munchak public danger, that Munchak’s appeal questions a substantial law or fact and was not filed to delay his prison sentence, and that a favorable ruling in Munchak’s appeal would likely reverse or reduce his sentence. Munchak, 65, was convicted in June 2011 of eight of 21 counts against him, and was sentenced to seven years incarceration on Jan. 30. Prosecutors said Munchak and fellow former Commissioner Robert Cordaro used their positions to extort money from companies doing business with the county. He is scheduled to report to start serving his sentence April 3. HARRISBURG

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Six months after Irene and Lee devastated portions of eastern Pennsylvania, federal assistance for recovery topped $500 million, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency announced this week. Statewide, 94,385 people have registered for assistance through FEMA, and have been approved for $139.9 million in individual assistance grants, $126.7 million in housing assistance and $13.1 million in dental, medical and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance. An additional $18 million also has been approved to reimburse governments for repairs to public infrastructure. The U.S. Small Business Administration approved $93.5 million in low-interest disaster loans and the National Flood Insurance Program has distributed $301.2 million in claim payments. In Luzerne County, there were 3,316 registrations awarded $14,022,212 in housing assistance and $1,674,214 in other assistance. Municipalities were awarded $3,668,000 in public assistance grants, and $19,115,600 in Small Business Administration loans were approved. Loans and grants totaled close to $38.5 million in the county. WASHINGTON

Marino honored in D.C.

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, was honored Wednesday by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund at a reception in Washington. Marino received the Legislative Leader Award for proposing animal protection legislation in 2011. The award was presentMarino ed at a U.S. Capitol reception. Marino, and U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, R-Ohio, introduced legislation that makes it a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight and imposes additional penalties for taking minors to such events. The bill has not become law and is in the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. LUZERNE COUNTY

Outage reporting mobile

Electric outage reporting for PPL Electric Utilities customers has gone mobile. The utility recently rolled out a new mobile website that makes it easier for customers to use their smartphone or other mobile device to access and use key features of the utility’s online OutageCenter – reporting a power outage, checking the status of that outage or viewing outage information for the service area. The mobile site is: m.pplelectric.com.

Mundy aims to close up tax dodge

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LOCAL Regional competition draws hundreds of students vying for trip to state finals

Feds OK $15 million to county HUD must approve action plan before releasing cash, to be used to deal with storm damage.

State rep. drafting bill to close infamous ‘Delaware loophole,’ cut corporate tax.

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HARRISBURG – State Rep. Phyllis Mundy wants to close the Delaware loophole for good, but proposed legislation won’t get that done, she said Wednesday. “Basically, this is about tax fairness,” Mundy, D-Kingston, said. “Individual citizens don’t have the wherewithal and can’t utilize these loopholes and tax avoidance schemes to avoid paying their taxes.” The loophole allows corporations doing business in multiple states to avoid paying Pennsylvania’s corporate net Mundy income tax by setting up shell companies in Delaware and some other states to hold copyrights, patents and trademarks. Companies often use Delaware because it does not tax royalty income. Mundy, the Democratic chairwoman of the House Finance Committee, said she is drafting legislation that would close the loophole and cut the corporate tax by 30 percent over six years, beginning in 2014. “The bottom line is this: If everybody paid their fair share, everybody would pay less. But multi-state corporations need to contribute their fair share so everyone can pay less,” Mundy said. Legislation introduced earlier this year, claiming to eliminate the much-maligned tax-avoidance scheme, would not only fail to close the so-called Delaware loophole, but would also create new ways for corporations to avoid paying their fair share of taxes in Pennsylvania, Mundy and House Democratic leaders said during a Capitol news conference Wednesday. State Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana, introduced House Bill 2150 in January, claiming the proposal would close the loophole.Mundy and House Democratic leaders, however, said the Reed bill is just “smoke and mirrors” that does little to bring true tax fairness to Pennsylvania. “A close inspection of Representative Reed’s House Bill 2150 shows it is nothing more than window dressing,” Mundy said. Mundy said the Reed bill would still permit companies to deduct expenses for trademarks, copyrights and patents by simply claiming it is for a legitimate business purpose. She said the bill also would allow multi-state corporations to claim a credit for taxes paid in other states and deduct that expense in Pennsylvania. And it allows companies to shift income out of state by deducting interest on loans from related companies, another tax avoidance strategy used by corporations, she said. Mundy said tax avoidance schemes are so effective at reducing the tax burden for big, multistate corporations that 85 percent of corporations in Pennsylvania now pay less income tax than a family earning around $36,000 a year. “This statistic is even more appalling when you consider that 70 percent of corporations pay no corporate net income tax at all in Pennsylvania,” Mundy said. “That is just plain wrong.” Mundy said her legislation would reduce the corporate net income tax from 9.99 percent to 6.99 percent over six years, beginning in 2014.

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Gavin Malampy of Pittston Area Middle School keeps a close eye on his team’s tower while he and partner Hunter Booth conduct a stress test.

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LEHMAN TWP. – Hunter Booth dreds of middle and high school stucarefully poured fine gravel into a dents who vie for a trip to the state bucket suspended by a chain connect- championships. ed to a tower on a table Greater Nanticoke Area stuabove him. Abruptly, a beam dents Kristofer Seiwell and in the balsa wood tower Katherine Mash thought they’d snapped, startling Booth and done well in the water bottle his teammate Gavin Malamrocket contest until one soared py. so high bystanders gasped. “We To see The goal may have been to video, visit just lost,” Seiwell said. test their tower design to the www.times Undaunted, he, too, promised leader.com he’d be back. breaking point, but actually hearing it break was another Crestwood Middle School matter. students Emily Lehman and Undaunted, the Pittston Middle Nick Andrews managed to just miss School students said the tower held the target with a projectile launched up “about as well as we expected,” from their small trebuchet in the considering they designed it “by trial “storm the castle” contest, and immeand error,” as Malampy put it. diately started problem solving. “I Besides, Wednesday’s regional would drill holes into the main arm,” Science Olympiad at Penn State Lehman said of possible redesigns. Wilkes-Barre was their first, they Across the gym, Dallas Middle noted, though they vowed it would School students Abby Zondlo and not be their last. Rachel Habib set up their “mouse trap The regional grab bag of brainvehicle,” driven by, well, a straining events – from anatomy to water quality – routinely draws hunSee SCIENCE, Page 4A

The federal government has approved a $15.7 million allocation to Luzerne County to help repair damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. County Community Development Director Andrew Reilly said his office will oversee the funding because it comes from “This is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban essentially Development, or HUD. gap fundThe county now must submit an action ing for plan to HUD for its ap- things not proval before receiving covered by the funding. The money may be used for di- other … saster relief, long-term funds.” recovery, restoration of Andrew Reilly infrastructure and County housing and economic community revitalization in the ardevelopment eas most impacted by director Irene and Lee, according to a federal release. “This is essentially gap funding for things not covered by other federal and state funds,” Reilly said. He said he will schedule meetings with county Chief Engineer Joe Gibbons, county Flood Protection Authority Executive Director Jim Brozena and county Manager Robert Lawton to draft a list of proposed projects and estimated costs. Brozena said he would like to use a portion of the money to cover a local match required to purchase and demolish flood-prone properties. Municipalities have been submitting properties for proposed buyout to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. If approved, the total costs of these buyouts would exceed $20 million, officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide 75 percent of the funding for approved properties, and the state will kick in 22 percent, Brozena said. “There’s still a 3 percent match unaccounted for, and this money could be used to fill that gap,” Brozena said. Brozena and Gibbons also would like to use some of the funding to demolish an abandoned railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River in Exeter Township. The county Redevelopment Authority had hired a company in 2007 to remove the structure in exchange for the steel scrap value. That demolition never occurred. Authority officials said the bridge was in danger of collapsing back then, which could create a dam if the river rises. County officials say the bridge sustained additional damage in September. “I’d really like to get that bridge down. It’s a concern,” Gibbons said. Removing debris on Susquehanna See FED MONEY, Page 6A

They’re living on with prayer, priest says of family Sexton and Bishop Tikhon Fire would have killed them had of the Diocese of Philadelphia they been home instead of at held a special Service of church, priest says of family. Thanksgiving for the fireBy JERRY LYNOTT jlynott@timesleader.com

Bishop Tikhon holds a cross and listens Wednesday as the Rev. Adam Sexton holds his youngest child, Seamus, at a special service of thanksgiving at St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church in Nanticoke.

fighters of Nanticoke and surrounding communities who responded to the alarm. The bishop understood Sexton’s reasoning.. “I think that’s what you saw in father’s actions, that prayer to the Lord and service to him is always foremost,” said the bishop. “But we don’t neglect taking care of the needful things like putting out a fire.” His trip to the church was not unusual, he said. Having a small diocese, he is able to travel to most of the parishes. “I did come here more spe-

NANTICOKE – Church really was the best place to be Sunday for the Rev. Adam Sexton, his wife and eight children. The rectory where they lived next door to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church caught fire while Sexton was conducting the morning service. He continued on without a second thought of stopping the liturgy. Instead the chaplain of the Nanticoke Fire Department said he put his faith in the firefighters. See CHURCH, Page 7A

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about truck traffic. Chuck Kovalick, a resident, calculated 1,460 individual trips for all the windmill components and said he thought a BP representative should be attending township meetings to let them know how they intend to handle traffic and other concerns. Residents are also dealing with damage from last spring’s heavy rains that flooded Bowman’s Creek. State Department of Environmental Protection inspectors dubbed a Route 29 bridge near the township limits to be in critical condition because of the flood. Plans are in place to begin repairs, but supervisors and residents agree some very important factors are being overlooked as Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contractors prepare for repairs, including the accumulation of heavy debris in the creek that could be relieved by dredging and the increased frequency of heavy rain storms. Jon O’Connell

Borough council Tuesday night appointed the Don Wilkinson Tax Agency to collect the borough’s recently established mercantile tax. The agency will collect the $500 tax being levied on all borough businesses making $500,000 or more at a 2 percent rate. Wilkinson already collects delinquent taxes for the borough at a rate of 10 percent. In other business, the council voted to table several measures. The borough’s three person civil service commission, which has had only two members for most of 2011, is now down to one after the council tabled nominations for the two open positions, citing a procedural misunderstanding. The council also tabled moROSS TWP. tions to award a new refuse contract, and to accept the resignation of Debra Serbin as borough open records officer. B. Garrett Rogan Tuesday night, supervisors NOXEN TWP. approved an ordinance to place a weight limit on Niemchick Road after reports of increased truck traffic. Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance to place Property leased by BP along a 20-ton weight limit on Niemstate Route 29 has sparked chick Road. The goal is to inconcern among some township crease safety and protection residents. The energy company is using from overweight trucks. Chairman Stan Davis said the property to store windmill supervisors have had reports of components for its Mehoopany an increase of truck traffic enterwind farm slated to begin full ing and leaving Hunlock Sand construction this year, and resiand Gravel, Sweet Valley. dents expressed they worried

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Razing of Wells Fargo Bank to start today

The demolition of the Wells Fargo Bank Building at Main and Union streets is scheduled to begin this morning at 7 by the Penn Earthworks Co. of Hazleton, it was stated at Tuesday night’s council meeting by Rick Harmon, zoning officer. Harmon’s report came after a discussion on the need to update existing ordinances and to adopt fees that contractors will have to remit to execute demolition scheduled on other flooddamaged properties. The rates adopted by council encompass $250 for a single dwelling, $300 for a double, $500 for a commercial structure and $1,000 for building in the flood plain. The fee schedule came on the

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heels of a special request by an officer of Wells Fargo, who asked council to abandon designated parking spaces on West Union and Main streets in order to provide a driveway into an ATM unit that is intended to replace the bank. After Mayor Beverly Moore commented that the bank had not applied for a driveway permit, council voted to table the request and forward its proposal to solicitor Jeff Malak for review. In another flood aftermath issue, Melissa Weber, secretarytreasurer, said representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency are scheduled to be in the borough on April 12, 8 a.m., to conduct inspections on restoration work and to see if flood relief funds are being used properly. Weber said FEMA had been doing some spot checking recently, but its inspectors were denied entry into an unspecified number of houses. Tom Huntington WEST PITTSTON

Sex offender ordinance repealed due to ruling

Borough council Tuesday night repealed the West Pittston Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Ordinance. The ordinance was in effect for just under a year, but state Supreme Court rulings now have sex offender residency regulated beyond the borough. Councilman Jim Rose said it was “unfortunate we have to repeal this.” The awarding of contracts for the York Avenue Sewer System Project was not completed at

this month’s meeting and will be tabled until April or a special meeting, if necessary, due to the overwhelming amount of bids, eight in total. The council wished to examine the bids fully without a time limit. A community meeting will be held, the date undetermined, to explain the details of the plan to residents. Also, council assigned members to committees. Councilman Peter Albano was assigned as the chairman of the Administration Committee, Councilman

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Middle School: 1st – Stroudsburg Junior High School Continued from Page 3A 2nd – Wayne Highlands Middle mouse trap. The little rig trav- School eled smoothly but veered to the 3rd – Park Forest Middle School left. The duo showed no disap- 4th – J.T. Lambert Intermediate School pointment, though. 5th – Mount Nittany Middle “It was fun,” Zondlo said with School a smile. “It was hard,” Habib 6th – Abington Heights Middle added. School Abington Heights High 7th – Wilkes-Barre Academy

School student Matt Remus opted for the new helicopter competition with teammate Kristen Lydon. The twin prop vehicle rose to the ceiling of the racquetball court, looking like it would hang for a long, competitive time, but seemed to abruptly lose steam and drop after 33 seconds. “We did all right, I guess,” Remus said afterward, still smiling. The Olympiad is intended to spark interest in science. Lydon

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A woman wearing zombie makeup and a wedding dress sits and speaks on the phone Tuesday while waiting for a friend to join the 2012 Zombie Walk during the Purim festival in Tel Aviv, Israel. About 250 participants marched in the city during the annual event.

VIENNA — Satellite images of an Iranian military facility appear to show trucks and earth-moving vehicles at the site, indicating an attempted cleanup of radioactive traces possibly left by tests of a nuclear-weapon trigger, diplomats told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The assertions from the diplomats, all nuclear experts accredited to the International Atomic Energy Agency, could add to the growing international pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, which Tehran insists is for peace-

ful purposes. While the U.S. and the EU are backing a sanctions-heavy approach, Israel has warned that it may resort to a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities to prevent it from obtaining atomic weapons. Two of the diplomats said the crews at the Parchin military site may be trying to erase evidence of tests of a small experimental neutron device used to set off a nuclear explosion. A third diplomat could not confirm that but said any attempt to trigger a so-called neutron initiator could only be in the context of trying to develop nuclear arms. The diplomats said they suspect at-

tempts at sanitization because some of the vehicles at the scene appeared to be haulage trucks and other equipment suited to carting off potentially contaminated soil from the site. The images, provided by member countries to the IAEA, the U.N’s nuclear watchdog, are recent and constantly updated, one of the diplomats said. The diplomats all asked for anonymity to discuss sensitive information. The IAEA has already identified Parchin as the location of suspected nuclear weapons-related testing. In a November report, it said it appeared to be the site of experiments with conventional

high explosives meant to initiate a nuclear chain reaction. It did not mention a neutron initiator as part of those tests, but in a separate section cited an unnamed member nation as saying Iran may have experimented with a neutron initiator, without going into detail or naming a location for such work. In contrast, the intelligence information shared with the AP by the two diplomats linked the high-explosives work directly to setting off a neutron initiator at Parchin. In explaining such a device, the agency’s November report said that “if placed in the center of a nuclear core of an implosion-type nuclear device and compressed, (it) could produce a burst of neutrons suitable for initiating a fission chain reaction.”

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Six British soldiers were killed when their armored vehicle exploded in southwestern Afghanistan, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Wednesday. It was the biggest loss of life for British forces in the country since a plane crash in 2006. The soldiers were on patrol in Helmand province at the time of the blast Tuesday evening. British Prime Minister David Cameron said the deaths marked a “desperately sad day for our country.” The attack is certain to fuel calls for the acceleration of a planned withdrawal of all U.S.-led coalition troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. The war has become increasingly unpopular in the United States and among its NATO partners in Europe. BEIRUT

Official tours Syrian site

The U.N. humanitarian chief got the first look inside the shattered district of Baba Amr, Syria, on Wednesday but found most people already had fled the rebellious neighborhood in Homs following a devastating military siege. Activists accuse the government of sealing off Baba Amr for nearly a week while it tried to cover up evidence of atrocities over the past month. The New York-based U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos arrived in Damascus Wednesday, then headed to Baba Amr, which the military wrested from rebel control last Thursday. Homs is one of the strongholds of Syria’s year-old uprising to oust authoritarian President Bashar Assad. CRYSTAL SPRING, PA.

Cops: Trooper was attacked

State police say a trooper fatally shot a motorist from Maryland who attacked him after a traffic accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Police said Wednesday that Daryl Jerome Berry, 45, of Columbia, Md., and the other motorist were arguing when the trooper arrived at the scene of a collision in the eastbound lanes in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County,. Police said Berry approached the trooper Tuesday night with a pair of aggressive dogs, then hit him repeatedly with a flashlight. The trooper fired, killing Berry, police said. An autopsy performed at Lehigh Valley Medical Center found Berry suffered three gunshot wounds. State police did not identify the trooper, who was flown to Altoona Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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ight-year-old Michael Leiby of Greenville, S.C., counts each step Wednesday as he walks through a sea of 1,000 shoes set up by The Step-Up Campaign in honor of Disability Advocacy Day at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. ‘He’s really into numbers,’ said his mother, Susan Leiby. ‘It’s part of his disability.’ Michael was born with autism and a condition called neurofibromatosis. The display illustrates for legislators just how many people need help. The Step-up Campaign was sponsored by The Arc of South Carolina and The Autism Society.

Very big solar storm headed this way

Vatican nixes closings of 13 churches

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Event, set to arrive today, could disturb power grids and airplane flights, Prediction Center says.

WASHINGTON — The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST today, according to forecasters at the federal government’s Space Weather Prediction Center. They say the storm, which started with a massive solar flare, is growing as it speeds outward from the sun. “It’s hitting us right in the nose,” said Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National

Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Scientists say the sun has been relatively quiet for some time. And this storm, while strong, may seem fiercer because Earth has been lulled by several years of weak solar activity. “This is a good-size event, but not the extreme type,” said Bill Murtagh, program coordinator for the space weather center. The solar storm is likely to last through Friday morning, but the region that erupted can still send more blasts our way, Kunches said. He said another set of active sunspots is ready to aim at Earth right after this. But for now, scientists are waiting to see what happens today when the charged particles hit Earth at 4 million mph. NASA solar physicist Alex Young added, “It could give us a bit of a jolt.” But he

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This extreme ultraviolet wavelength image provided by NASA shows a solar flare. An impressive solar flare is heading toward Earth.

said this is far from a super solar storm. The storm is coming after an earlier and weaker solar eruption happened Sunday, Kunches said.

FBI chief criticizes NYPD probe in N.J.

Scrutiny of Muslims has hurt agents’ work in among Islamics, official says. The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. — The New York Police Department’s clandestine surveillance of Muslims has damaged the public’s trust in New Jersey law enforcement and jeopardized some of the relationships agents had sought to build in the community since Sept. 11, the head of the FBI in New Jersey said Wednesday. Michael Ward, the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s

Newark Division, emphasized, however, that his agency has an overall good working relationship with the NYPD. He said two NYPD investigators had been assigned to the New Jersey-based Joint Terrorism Task Force for years and operated under clear guidelines and engaged in regular interagency briefings. Ward said he learned about some of the activities conducted by a different NYPD intelligence division through a series of reports by The Associated Press detailing the department’s secret surveillance of mosques, Muslim-owned businesses and college campuses

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Zuhdi Jasser on Monday was one of dozens of activists in NYC showing support for NYPD Muslim surveillance.

across the Northeast. He said it was those types of activities that risk undermining a key aspect of law enforcement: the ability to enlist the trust and cooperation of the public. “What we’re seeing now with the uproar that’s occurring in New Jersey, is that we’re

starting to see cooperation pulled back,” Ward said. In response to Ward’s criticism, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said ongoing relationships with Muslims in the region have led to the arrest of several suspected terrorists in New Jersey and elsewhere.

CLEVELAND — The Vatican has taken the extraordinary step of overruling the closing of 13 parishes by the Cleveland Diocese, a lawyer who fought the cutbacks said Wednesday. The move represents a rare instance in which Rome has reversed a U.S. bishop on the shutdown of churches. The Congregation of the Clergy ruled last week that Bishop Richard Lennon had failed to follow procedure in the closings three years ago, attorney Peter Borre said. The 13 Roman Catholic churches were among 50 shut down or merged by Lennon, who said the eight-county diocese could no longer afford to keep them open because of declining numbers of parishioners and a shortage of priests. Most of the 13 parishes are in Cleveland itself, many in poor, inner-city neighborhoods. Many had been founded by Irish, Hungarian or Polish immigrants, some in neighborhoods that are now heavily black and non-Catholic. Parishioners challenged some of the closings and reacted with protests and the creation of a breakaway congregation. The bishop can appeal to the Vatican’s high court. It was not clear whether he could simply restart the process, correct the procedural errors and close the churches all over again. Nor was it clear where the diocese would find the money to operate the churches if it were to lose.

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Osama bin Laden, seen in an undated image from video seized from the walled compound of bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and released by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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commandos stormed in, killing bin Laden and four others. His account is based on accounts by an official of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency who escorted him on a tour of the villa, the interrogation transcription he was allowed to read, and interviews with other ISI officials and al-Qaida-linked militants and tribesmen in the Afghan-Pakistan border region. The compound where bin Laden lived since mid-2005 was a crowded place, with 28 residents — including bin Laden, his three wives, eight of his children and five of his grandchildren. The bin Laden children ranged in age from his 24-year-old son, Khaled, who was killed in the raid, to a 3year-old born during their time in Abbottabad. Bin Laden’s courier, the courier’s brother and their wives and children also lived in the compound. The 54-year-old bin Laden himself seemed aged beyond his years, with suspected kidney or stomach diseases, and there were worries over his mental health, Qadir said he was told by ISI officials and an al-Qaida member. Bin Laden lived and died on the third floor. One room he shared with his youngest wife, Amal Ahmed Abdel-Fatah al-Sada, a Yemeni who was 19 when she married the al-Qaida leader in1999. Another wife, Siham Saber, lived in another room on the same floor that also served as a computer room, Qadir told AP. The arrival of his eldest wife, Saudi-born Khairiah Saber, in early 2011 stirred up the household, Amal said in her ISI interro-

gation, according to Qadir. There was already bad blood between Khairiah, who married bin Laden in the late 1980s, and Amal because of bin Laden’s favoritism for the younger Yemeni woman, Qadir said he was told by tribal leaders. Even ISI officials who questioned Khairiah after the raid were daunted by her. “She is so aggressive that she borders on being intimidating,” Qadir said he was told by an ISI interrogator. Amal stayed close to bin Laden as he fled Afghanistan into Pakistan after the 2001 U.S. invasion. She took an active role in arranging protection for him and bin Laden wanted her by his side, the tribal leaders told Qadir. Khairiah fled Afghanistan in 2001 into Iran along with other bin Laden relatives. She and others were held under house arrest in Iran until 2010, when Tehran let them leave in a swap for an Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan’s frontier city of Peshawar. Khairiah showed up at Abbottabad in February or March 2011 and moved into the villa’s second floor, Amal told interrogators. Khalid, bin Laden’s son with Siham, was suspicious, according to Amal. He repeatedly asked Khairiah why she had come. She told him, “I have one final duty to perform for my husband.” Khalid immediately told his father what she had said and warned that she intended to betray him. Amal, who shared Khalid’s fears, said bin Laden was also suspicious but was unconcerned, acting as if fate would decide, according to Qadir’s recounting of the interrogation transcript. There is no evidence Khairiah had any role in bin Laden’s end. Accounts by Pakistani and U.S. intelligence officials have made no mention of her. U.S. officials

have said the courier inadvertently led the CIA to the Abbottabad villa after they uncovered him in a monitored phone call. The courier, a Pakistani known by his pseudonym Abu Ahmed alKuwaiti, lived with his wife and four children on the villa’s first floor. His brother, his wife and three children lived in a guest house in the compound. Al-Kuwaiti, his brother and the brother’s wife were killed in the raid. Bin Laden had two marriages before Khairiah that ended in divorce and had more than 20 children with his various wives. Amal gave her interrogators details on bin Laden’s movements after fleeing Afghanistan. Her account underscored that bin Laden did not stay long in Pakistan’s tribal-run regions on the border where the United States long presumed he was holed up. She and bin Laden hid for months in 2002 in Salman Talab, a suburb of Kohat, a northwest Pakistani border town. There bin Laden was visited at least once by Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the 9/ 11 mastermind arrested in Rawalpindi on March 1, 2003. Amal said they moved constantly to avoid being spotted for several months in South Waziristan, a border region. In 2004, she and other family members went to Shangla, 80 miles northwest of the capital Islamabad. Bin Laden joined them by doubling back through Afghanistan because it was feared he could be identified if he crossed Pakistan. Later in 2004, they moved to Haripur, only 20 miles from Islamabad. After several months there, they moved in the summer of 2005 to the villa in Abbottabad. The wives and bin Laden family members who were in the villa during the raid remain in Pakistani custody.

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WILKES-BARRE – A Luzerne County prison guard was acquitted Wednesday of drug-related charges in a case in which prosecutors claimed he sold cocaine to a fellow guard. Christopher Walsh, 29, of Pittston, was found not guilty of one count each of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance after a Luzerne County jury deliberated for about an hour. Prosecutors withdrew a charge of criminal conspiracy. Walsh’s family embraced after the jury was ushered out, while the prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Tim Doherty, shook hands with Walsh and his attorney, Michael Butera. Walsh had been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the charges, prison Warden Joseph Piazza has previously said. Piazza said Wednesday he will discuss with the prison’s lawyer and the Attorney General’s Office what the next step will be regarding Walsh’s employment. Walsh was charged in March 2011along with three other prison workers after an investigation. After hearing testimony from a number of witnesses before a grand jury, prosecutors said Walsh allegedly sold cocaine to corrections officers a number of times. Butera said Wednesday in his closing argument that Walsh never sold or gave cocaine to anyone. Butera said that for jurors to convict his client, they would have to believe the testimony of former fellow guards John Gonda and Joseph Ciampi, who were admitted drug users. Butera called them “snitches” for the government. The attorney said Ciampi initi-

ated every recorded conversation with his client, and Ciampi was the one “running to a lawyer” when he was served a Walsh subpoena to appear before the grand jury. “If you aren’t guilty, why do you run to a lawyer and pay $3,000?” Butera asked jurors. “Those are the actions of a guilty man.” Ciampi had resigned from his guard position at the prison and was not charged in the investigation. Butera also told jurors that prosecutors had no cocaine to show jurors as evidence because Walsh never had any. “We’ve never had a chance to test cocaine because (prosecutors) don’t have it. It doesn’t exist. … Where is the cocaine?” Butera said. Doherty, who presented the testimony of federal agents as well as Ciampi and Gonda during the trial, said during his closing argument there was sufficient evidence to convict Walsh. “This is a case about public trust … of public corruption,” Doherty said. Doherty said both Gonda and Ciampi walked away from the case with tarnished reputations and embarrassment, having nothing to lose or to gain. “Gonda himself was imprisoned at the hen house he was supposed to be watching (when he was a guard),” Doherty said. Gonda, 40, of White Haven, 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. He was released from prison in July 2011, according to court papers, and paroled to the county’s Day Reporting Center.

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NANTICOKE – A financial audit at Luzerne County Community College has revealed a discrepancy in one of the school’s accounts, prompting an investigation by city police. After an annual audit at the school, college officials asked its business consultants to assist in looking into the discrepancy. The amount of money missing from the school’s Public Safety Training Institute has not been released. Nanticoke police have asked the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office to meet with them regarding the funds. A meeting is scheduled for today, District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said. Nanticoke Detective Capt. William Shultz did not return a phone call Wednesday seeking comment.

In an email, a college spokesperson said that after college officials reviewed information from the business consultants it was turned over to the Nanticoke Police Department. Money had gone missing from the school in September 2008 when Peter Moses, was charged with stealing more than $17,000 and two laptop computers from the school. Moses, who was the associate dean of administration and auxiliary services, oversaw the cafeteria and Educational Conference Center and was paid about $73,000 a year. A Luzerne County jury convicted Moses of related charges in July 2010, and he was later sentenced to four to 23 months in county prison. His conviction and sentence is on appeal in state Superior Court. He has remained free on bail.

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cifically because of the fire and to be with the community and to be with father,” said the bishop. The blaze temporarily displaced Sexton, his wife, Angie Rae, and children: Alyscia, 12, Jacob, 11, Raeman, 10, Josiah, 8, Ilia, 6, Bede, 4, Gabriel, 3, and Seamus, 1. They are staying in a hotel and next week plan to move into a rectory of a closed Catholic church in Nanticoke until their place is rebuilt. Support for the family is coming from all over the country, said Sexton, who acknowledged being overwhelmed by it. “I’m not accustomed to being fussed over,” he said. Recalling the fire, Sexton said his initial reaction was

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A group of nine Wilkes University students and two advisers planned to spend this week in rural Eastern Kentucky patching leaking roofs, installing new bathroom fixtures and performing other repairs for those who can’t afford to do it themselves. That was before last Friday, when tornados tore through the towns where they had planned to volunteer. The Wilkes group still made the trip to Kentucky, but members are now helping Kentucky residents pick up their lives amid the scattered debris. The volunteers arrived in Flat Gap, Ky., on Sunday, around 36 hours after at least 45 tornados began touching down in the Midwest and South. The group had been scheduled to spend spring break volunteering with a housing team for the Christian Appalachian Project, a Kentucky-based nonprofit, but learned shortly before leaving Pennsylvania they would instead be working with a disaster relief team. On Monday they were among the first outside volunteers to start recovery work in Saylersville, Ky., where they helped raze the walls and sort through the fragments of what had been a Catholic church. “Complete and utter devastation doesn’t even come close to it,” said Campus Interfaith Coor-

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dinator Caitlin Czeh.“Right across the street from the church there are two houses that are obliterated. There’s nothing but the foundation left. The only way you know there was a house there is because there’s a driveway. There are some clothes and debris up in the trees, but otherwise there’s no sign that there were houses there. And then right next door there’s houses that haven’t been touched at all. It’s very heartbreaking,” she said. “The biggest thing to me is how much destruction the tornado did,” said volunteer Devoni Novak, 21, of Laceyville, a junior at Wilkes. “I’ve never seen so much damage from one thing in one area. “Today we worked on somebody’s private home, and we just helped them clean up their yard. They actually just built a garage, and when the storm came it left just the foundation. We were

cleaning materials from the garage out of trees.” This was the second natural disaster the volunteers have seen this year, but they found it difficult to compare the destruction to the flood that inundated several Wyoming Valley communities in September. “It was a little bit of shell shock seeing all the damage that was done,” said sophomore Emily Saliba, 19, of Scotrun. “It was just so widespread down here, so much was ruined.” Shock was the most common emotion volunteers described in relaying their experiences this week. “We did so much,” Saliba said of the group’s first day efforts sorting through the rubble that was once a church, “but there’s so much more to be done.” Sophomore Jaclyn Palummo, 20, of Chester, N.Y., said the initial shock had begun to wear off

by Tuesday, but that in its absence, other emotions have crept in. “The first day in the church we were all together, trying to get everything done,” Palummo said. “Today was more the emotional part, because we were with one family. They told us their story; where they were. So it hit us harder today just seeing how everyone was reacting to what happened to their home.” The volunteers will remain in Kentucky through Friday. Despite the emotional challenges they face, many said they are glad for the opportunity to make a difference. “I don’t know if you can compare and say it’s worse or not as bad,” Novak remarked of the tornado disaster and the September flood. “Because people have their lives on hold. I think it’s fortunate that people came out and helped the survivors in both cases.”

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not to panic. He felt “an enormous peace” upon seeing the smoke, he said. Still he had concerns for the firefighters. “I could tell by the look of the flames this was a very awful basement fire,” he said. “Basement fires, as most people know, are lethal and had we been asleep we would have all been dead. Thank God we were not asleep and we were here praying instead.” The rectory could be repaired, he said he thought that morning. “The firefighters couldn’t be. The only thing to do was to continue to pray and to urge my people to pray for them because these are our protector.” Sexton and the bishop and parishioners joined some of the firefighters after the service at the fire department’s Station 4 on Espy Street, a block away from the church.

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CHERYL A. COOK, 55, passed away, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Cheryl enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her family. She greatly loved her dog, Pepper. Preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Shirley Yoder Sarfine; husband, Anthony, and infant sister, Donna Marie. Surviving are children, Patricia London, WilkesBarre; Anthony Cook, Alden; and Jessica Cook, Wilkes-Barre; four grandchildren; brother, Ricky Sarfine, Northumberland; sister, Sharon Simon, Wilkes-Barre; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com to submit condolences. HARRY A. ZIMMERMAN JR., 44, Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, March 5, 2012. He was born on November 23, 1967, in Jacksonville Township, N.C. Harry was employed for the past two years as supervisor for Flagger Force Traffic Control Services. Prior to that, he was employed as an assistant manager for local Wal-Mart stores. Harry was preceded in death by his mother, Caroline (Roper) Zimmerman; sisters, Anne Marie Klinger and Frances East. Surviving are his father, Harry A. Zimmerman Sr., Wyoming; daughter, Fiona Zimmerman, Swoyersville; sister, Mary Claire Rogers, Oklahoma. A memorial visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. To send the family an online condolence, visit www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com. JEREMY S. RACKLEY, 31, of Mountain Top, passed away, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Arrangements are pending from and entrusted to Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. MARJORIE L. EVANS, 69, a resident of Kingston Commons, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, in WilkesBarre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. LEONARD T. BOWDITCH, 91, formerly of Center Street, Hanover Section of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., Nanticoke. JOHN CHARLES FAST, 57, a resident of Birchwood Estates in Exeter, died Tuesday evening March 6, 2012, at his residence. Anyone with information pertaining to his immediate family, please contact the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office at 825-1664.

DENNIS H. SMITH, Exeter, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012, in the Highland Manor Nursing Home in Exeter. Born in Phoenix, Ariz., on November 7, 1950, he was a son of the late Charles and Virginia Mason Smith. Dennis worked as a taxi driver. Surviving are two sons, Dennis Smith Jr., Forkston; Richard Smith, Elk Lake; two daughters, Christine Roberts, Tunkhannock; Lois Smith, Brighton, Colo.; three brothers, Mike Smith, Wilkes-Barre; Randy Smith, Factoryville; Shannon Smith, Phoenix, Ariz.; and sister, Shari Smith, Strausstown, as well as 10 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com. LORALU RICHARDS, 76, formerly of Warrior Run and Askam, died Monday, March 5, 2012, in North Miami Beach, Fla. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. HELEN ZIOMEK, 86, Plymouth, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. She attended Plymouth schools and was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul U.C. Church, Plymouth. She retired from American Cigar Co., Mountain Top. Preceded by parents, Wesley and Anastacia Storuschak; husband, Frank; sisters, Ella Storuschak and Catherine Lucas. Surviving are daughters, Ellen Ziomek, Larksville, and Linda Butcher, Hanover Township; grandson, Jared Wesley Butcher, with whom she resided; nephew, Nick Lucas; and niece, Joyce Devitt. Private funeral will be held from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth. Visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com to submit condolences. HELENA COLABELLA, 90, of Nanticoke Villa, died Monday, March 5, 2012, in the Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born on November 30, 1921, in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Stephania Stefaniak Adamski. Preceding in death are sisters, Martha and Florence, and brothers John and Ignatius. Surviving are husband, Frank Colabella, Nanticoke; brother Joseph, Tulsa, Okla.; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the secondary site of St. Faustina’s Parish (St. Mary of Czestochowa Church), Nanticoke. Final interment will be in the parish cemetery, Nanticoke. Friends may call tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

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day morning, March 7, 2012, in the Golden Living Center, East Mountain, after a courageous 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Old Forge on February18, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Pepsin Williams. She was a graduate of Old Forge High School, class of 1953, where she was a majorette. She was also a graduate of Bradford Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre. Florence was first employed as a seamstress for Perfect Maid Apparel, Old Forge, until her marriage to Albert Stuchkus on June 25, 1960. She later worked as a salesperson for the Hickory Farms store for many years until her retirement. Florence enjoyed traveling, going shopping down the line and baking pies. Her greatest joy was helping to raise her grandsons and being a loving grandmother. They meant the world to her and she gave it her all to spend as much time as she could with her family. She also enjoyed being a home beautician to her family and friends for many years. She was a member of the former Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, which is now Our Lady of Hope Church. Florence was preceded in death by her brothers, James, and Thomas; sisters, Romaine Falzone, Jean (Chi-Chi) Goliembeski, Esther Jackimowicz, Eleanor Becker, Ann Felicianni and Dolores (Dolly) Lutkowski. A special thanks to Nancy Piccolotti for always keeping her beautiful; and Liz Corradino for all her extra help; Dr. Frank Olshemski; Dr.

Maurer Biscotti and his wife, Mary; Ann Marie Gavaghan; the staff at Wesley Village; Golden Living Center; and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart. Surviving are her loving husband of 51 years, Albert V., at home; son, John T. and his fiancée, Anne Sobeski, Pittston; daughter, Lisa Dieso and her husband, John, WilkesBarre Township; sister-in-law Zaira Williams, Old Forge; grandsons, Scott and Brandon Stuchkus; numerous nieces and nephews. Florence’s funeral will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek. Friends may call Friday 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or the Luzerne County, S.P.C.A. , 524 E. Main St., WilkesBarre, PA 18702. Condolences may be offered or directions accessed at www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.

Albert W. Raughley Jr. March 6, 2012 W. Raughley Jr., 61, of PlyA lbert mouth, passed away Tuesday,

March 6, 2012, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Trenton, N.J., he was a son of Marie “Dee” Taylor of Yardville, N.J., and the late Albert W. Raughley Sr. Known also to friends and family as “Moose” and “Buddy,” Al founded the Plymouth Girls’ Traveling Softball League, and was an ardent supporter of young women in sports. Al loved animals, and will be sadly missed by his cat, Beano, and dog, Oreo. Surviving, besides his mother, are son, Scott Taylor, Hamilton Square, N.J.; daughters, Debra Raughley, Trenton, N.J., Wendy Newton, Columbia, Md., Catherine Malloy, Kingston, Mary Jo Raughley, Plymouth; nine grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jo Benedetti and Joanne Taylor, both of Yardville, N.J. Al’s family would like to thank

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March 6, 2012, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Butkiewicz and Genevieve McTavich Butkiewicz. Christine was employed at Wyoming Valley West School District. Throughout her life, she greatly enjoyed attending concerts and was an avid Oakland Raiders fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clem Kushinski; and niece, Shauna Butkiewicz Adamski. Surviving are her children, Carrie Burkel and her husband, Joseph, of Plymouth, and Kevin Kushinski of Hunlock Creek; grandson, Gavin Kushinski; sisters, Diane Long and her husband, Jerry, of Plymouth; Lynn Butkiewicz of Larksville; and Karen Thompson of Connecticut;

Hospice of the Sacred Heart and all of their friends and neighbors for all the help and support they have given. Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Plymouth Girls’ Softball League or Hospice of the Sacred Heart. Arrangements are by Yeosock Funeral Home, Plains Township.

brother, Thomas Butkiewicz Jr. of Plymouth; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends may call Friday morning from 7:45 a.m. until funeral time at 8:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 71 N. Franklin St., Ste 106, Wilkes-Barre, PA, phone 570825-7763, in Christine’s name. Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com for directions or to submit online condolences to Christine’s family.

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died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born in Kingston, daughter of the late Walter and Julia Skammer Lelokas. She was a graduate of Kingston High School, and worked for many years at Old River Road Bakery at the Midway and Narrows Shopping Center stores. Loretta loved bowling and participated in leagues at Puhlick’s Bowling Alley in Edwardsville; she also enjoyed fishing with her late husband, Jerome. She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Annunciation Church, and currently St. Ignatius Church,

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Burial will be held in honor of Nancy on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Marello Parish (St. Rocco’s R.C. Church). There will be no calling hours. Online condolences can be made at GrazianoFuneralHome.com

Chauncey A. Rowlands March 6, 2012 hauncey Alcott Rowlands of Wanamie passed away on Tuesday, C March 6, 2012, in the Department of

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township. He was born on December 17, 1920, in Plymouth, to Elizabeth Stubblebine Rowlands and Haley Rowlands. He was a graduate of Plymouth High School. Chauncey was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in Okinawa. He was employed as a machinist of Vulcan Iron Works in WilkesBarre. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Plymouth, where he was a deacon and an active member. He was married to Pauline Makowski, whom he called “Polly O.” They were married for 59 years. In addition to his parents, Chauncey was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; and daughter Joyce Federici; siblings, William, Thomas, Clarence, Howard, Daniel, Anna and Elizabeth. Surviving are his children Deborah Ginocchietti and her husband, Anthony, Wanamie, and Thomas

Rowlands, Wanamie. He has four grandchildren, Scott Federici, Tracey Federici Prince, Leslie Ginocchietti, and Ryan Ginocchietti. He also has six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at noon in the Williams-Hagen Funeral Home, 114 W. Main St., Plymouth, with the Rev. David Quisenberry officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations can be made to the Christian Church, Plymouth, or the Luzerne County SPCA in Plains Township.

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Loretta P. Kolaski P. Kolaski, 89, of CourtL oretta dale and formerly of Kingston,

2012 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Nancy was born on March 13, 1930 in Pittston, daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (Arfanella) Colondo. She was a 1947 graduate of the Pittston High School. Nancy worked in the garment industry until she retired in 1994. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Austin Dominick. Surviving her are daughters, Marylou and her husband, Martin Heaney, Plains Township; Carol and her husband, Henry Goldowski, Kingston; and granddaughter, Maria Heaney. Funeral services are entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. A Mass of Christian

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God Church, 477 3rd St., Moosic. MUTH – Miriam, funeral 8:45 a.m. Friday in the Jacobs Funeral Service, 47 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Family and friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. RIVERA – Abel, friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. ROLLMAN – Florence, celebration of life 8:30 a.m. Saturday in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Nicholas. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in McLaughlin’s. SCARANTINO – Ignatius, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish at St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. today in the funeral home.

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FUNERALS BURKE – Kenneth, funeral 9 a.m. Friday in the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 211 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Worship Center of Nativity Parish, Duryea. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. today. COLABELLA – Helena, funeral 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the secondary site of St. Faustina’s Parish (St. Mary of Czestochowa Church), Nanticoke. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today. ECKENRODE – Raymond, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville. FISCHER – Theodore, Shiva 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at 604 Wildflower Drive, Plains Township. GERMAN – Leonard, Shiva 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at 445 N. Gates Ave., Apt. 1, Kingston. GRODIS – Ruth, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. JOHNSTON – Robert, memorial service 11 a.m. Friday in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service Friday in the funeral home. LEWIS – Janice, memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday in E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service. MONELLI – Margaret, graveside services 9 a.m. today in the Marcy Cemetery, Foote Avenue, Duryea. MOSES – Hope, funeral 11 a.m. Friday in the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., WilkesBarre. Services at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., WilkesBarre. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. MUGFORD – Ruth, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Moosic Assembly of

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Kingston. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Jerome; son, Gerald; sisters, Marian Verosky and Bette Vonsavage. She is survived by her sons, John and his wife, Lyn, Kingston, and Edward and his wife Theresa, Courtdale; four grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church. Interment will be in the St. Mary’s Annunciation Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

lizabeth Scott, 82, of Clifford E Township, died early Wednesday morning, March 7, 2012, in the

Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George M. Zuk, who died in 1959; and second husband, Dean C. Scott, who died in 2005. Born December 18, 1929, in Forest City, she was a daughter of the late Wasyl and Mary (Milnachuk) Evanishyn. She was a graduate of the Forest City High School, and worked as a cashier in the dietary department of the Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale, for 25 years before her retirement. Elizabeth was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Dundaff. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking and baking. She had a love of animals and was known to take in strays and nurse them back to good health throughout her life. She is survived by one daughter, Cheri Davidowitz, Kingston; four sons, George Zuk II, Brewerton, N.Y.; Joseph Zuk, Clifford; Michael Zuk, Clifford, and Dean Scott, Clifford Township; two sisters, Mary Steponitis, Waymart, and Penny Williams, Union Dale; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by one grandson, George Zuk III; two sis-

ters, Annie Wolfe and Stella Kloptosky; two brothers, Michael and Walter Evanishyn. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, celebrated by the Rev. Dennis Swencki, pastor of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Dundaff, officiating. A visitation will follow the funeral service on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. For directions, to send online condolences to the family or to view her online memorial scrapbook, please visit www.parisefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

Edward J. Elmy March 5, 2012 dward J. Elmy, 89, formerly of E Sugar Notch and Altoona, passed away on Monday, March 5,

2012, in Hampton House, Hanover Township. He was born in Sugar Notch on April 11, 1922. He was a son of the late George and Mary Rodack Elmy. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater, from October 1942 to May 1946, and attained the rank of TEC 5. He was preceded in death by his sisters Florence Montigney and Irene Mayo; brother George Elmy; infant brother, John Elmy; and nephew, Mark Chesney. He is survived by his sisters Regina Diveglia, Altoona; Eleanmor Messimer, Nanticoke; brother Henry Elmy, Sugar Notch; numerous nieces and nephews.

Military funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley, with the Rev. Carol Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Victorious Romney vows to fight on By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney said Wednesday he’s “prepared to fight all the way” to become the Republican presidential nominee after padding his delegate count on Super Tuesday. Supporters of his chief rival, Rick Santorum, tried to elbow Newt Gingrich out of the race in an effort to give conservatives a clear alternative to the GOP front-runner. Gingrich, who won only his home state of Georgia in Tuesday’s balloting across 10 states, said Wednesday he’s pressing ahead and will “wait and see how the race goes.” He headed for Alabama and Mississippi, hoping to pick up more southern delegates next week. Super Tuesday gave Romney a narrow victory in pivotal Ohio and wins in five other states, while Santorum laid claim to three states. Rep. Ron Paul won none. The split decision refreshed questions about Romney’s appeal to conservatives, and guaranteed more convulsion ahead as Republicans struggle to settle on a candidate to take on President Barack Obama. Leaders of a super political action committee supporting Santorum said it’s time for Gingrich to step aside and let Santorum go head-to-head with Romney. If Gingrich remains in the race “it’s only a hindrance to a conservative alternative to Romney,” said Stuart Roy, an adviser to the Red, White and Blue Fund. “And Romney simply won’t be the conservative alternative to Obama.” The PAC has spent about $3 million on TV ads helping Santorum’s White House bid, and Roy

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and Mississippi, pointed to his wins in the West, the Midwest and the South as proof he can win across this country. Romney, in an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” insisted he’s “getting the kind of support across the party that I need to become the nominee.” His campaign announced that Romney raised $11.5 million in February, the second-best month ever for the campaign. Still, that’s not substantially ahead of Santorum, who raised $9 million in February. Gingrich, in a morning appearance on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio program, said there’s no evidence Santorum could defeat Romney even in a one-on-one competition. “If I thought he was a slam dunk to beat Romney and to beat Obama, I would really consider getting out,” Gingrich said. “I don’t.” Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said Alabama and Mississippi, which vote on March 13, are must-win states for the former House speaker, although he stopped short of saying Gingrich would get out of the race if he lost there. To that end, Gingrich dropped plans to campaign Friday in Kansas, which holds caucuses Saturday, to focus on the southern states. Vice President Joe Biden next week will begin a series of speeches laying out themes for Obama’s re-election campaign, beginning in Ohio. The Obama campaign also plans to release a 17-minute documentary on Obama’s first term by director Davis Guggenheim, whose credits include the Academy Award-winning “An Inconve-

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nient Truth,” about Al Gore’s global-warming campaign. In addition to claiming Ohio, Romney scored a home-state win in Massachusetts, and triumphs in Idaho, Vermont, Alaska, and Virginia. Santorum laid claim to Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota. Gingrich’s win in Georgia, which he represented for several terms in Congress, was his first victory since South Carolina on Jan. 21. Paul, the veteran congressman from Texas, had pinned his hopes on winning Idaho and Alaska but fell short in both. Ohio was the marquee matchup, and for good reason. No Republican has won the presidency without carrying the state in the general election. With 99 percent of Ohio precincts reporting, Romney had 38 percent to Santorum’s 37 percent, an uncomfortably close margin for a candidate who had spent nearly four times as much

money as his rival in the state. In all, 419 delegates were at stake across the 10 states: Romney picked up at least 212; Santorum got 84, Gingrich 72 and Paul at least 22. That gave the former Massachusetts governor 415, more than his three rivals combined. Santorum was second with 176, Gingrich had 105 and Paul had 47. It takes 1,144 delegates to win the nomination. In Oklahoma, Democratic officials were reviewing party rules to determine if the president lost a delegate to anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, who got 18 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary. Obama got 57 of the Oklahoma vote, and the rest of the state’s vote was fractured. Under party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he got more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Until Tuesday, Obama had won all Democratic delegates awarded so far.

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OTHER OPINION: GAS DRILLING

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But there are questions HE FEDERAL Environmental Protection about water quality that alAgency is stepping ready have been raised in where Pennsylvania’s Pennsylvania, and that is why government, and its regulato- the EPA is undertaking testing ry agencies, such as the De- of some water supplies. There is no other question partment of Environmental Protection, fears to tread: the but this: Is the water in the area in which fracking occurs goMarcellus Shale regions. The battle lines are clearly ing to be safe for human use during and after drawn. Pennsylvania the drilling? had established a There is no other The EPA is not clear “drill, baby, question but this: meddling if there drill” attitude reIs the water in the are legitimate garding the massive, questions regardnatural gas forma- area in which ing an activity like tion. Its allowance fracking occurs fracking. And for minuscule drill- going to be safe there are legitiing fees comes with for human use mate questions in a freight of controls Pennsylvania and that remove control during and after elsewhere. from local munici- the drilling? There are parts palities and property of Pennsylvania in owners and place them in the hands of the drill- which people have been using bottled water for years due to ing industry. The EPA is maintaining a tainted drinking water supplimore environmentally friend- es. Does the blame rest with ly view, questioning whether the hydraulic-fracturing tech- the drilling industry? The nology used to release the gas problems reportedly began ochas detriments, both long- and curring after the coming of the industry, but the argument of short-term. There already is one EPA coincidence can be made. study, criticized by the indus- Without empirical evidence – try, that ties questions about routine scientific collection of water quality to the process of data – there can be no real anfracking. That’s not some- swer. We find the EPA’s additional thing Pennsylvania’s politicians – or the gas industry – oversight both welcome and want to hear, and arguments of necessary. this type will face heavy artilLebanon Daily News lery in this state.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “If I thought he was a slam dunk to beat Romney and to beat Obama, I would really consider getting out. I don’t.” Newt Gingrich One of the three main contenders for the Republican presidential nomination explained Wednesday why he has not exited the race, saying there’s no evidence that Rick Santorum could defeat Mitt Romney even in a one-on-one competition.

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T HAPPENED AGAIN last week: Gasoline prices jumped more than a dime a gallon. Motorists soon could be pumping $4-a-gallon fuel into their vehicles. And as prices continue their relentless rise across the United States, Republicans are revving up their allegations that President Barack Obama’s energy policies are responsible for the rising costs. Oh, really? Obama must be one powerful guy then, because drivers in Canada, England, Japan, Germany and other countries also are paying higher and sometimes near-record prices this winter for gasoline. And with the enormous taxes and fees imposed in many of those nations, the cost of filling up on, say, $6.88-a-gallon gasoline in Japan easily outstrips what U.S. motorists are paying. EDITORIAL BOARD

In reality, the GOP’s attacks on Obama are politically motivated hyperbole. Many Republicans – and even some Obama supporters – don’t want to acknowledge this: The president of the United States has very little immediate effect on the price of oil because it’s sold on a worldwide market that’s influenced by complicating factors outside a president’s control. The two biggest at work right now are the continued tensions with Iran, which have sent the price of crude soaring past $110 a barrel, along with the increased demand for oil in China and other developing nations. Other factors include the recent closings of several East Coast refineries and speculation in financial markets on gasoline prices. The Kansas City Star

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Davy Jones leaves behind an incredible gift of music IT SEEMS that not a week goes by without the death of a celebrity grabbing the headlines. Of course, some of those headlines are bigger than others. The recent passing of Whitney Houston garnered so much interest that her funeral was carried live on major news channels. And while the death of Davy Jones on Feb. 29 didn’t grab quite as much attention, I was glad to see that it wasn’t passed off as a simple footnote. Indeed Jones’ death at age 66 was treated as a significant loss to the world of pop culture, and though we all would have liked to have seen him around for another 25 years, I’m glad that in death the ex-Monkee is getting his due. The Monkees, at least initially, were not an actual band, but in fact put together for a TV show in order to capitalize on the success of The Beatles and films such as “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help.” But something quite remarkable happened along the way. The Monkees became a very good band. The Monkees had albums that topped the charts for months. They had singles that hit No. 1. And they made some terrific pop music. It was the mid-’60s, an incredibly exciting time for rock ’n’ roll, and The Monkees were right there in the middle of it. Yes, we probably all know the story: They used a lot of outside songwriters, and they didn’t play most of the instruments on their first few albums. In a time when acts such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were writing their own material and playing their own music, that cost The Monkees some street credibility and critical acceptance. But

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ALAN K. STOUT having professional songwriters write the hits and having polished studio musicians play on the records always has been pretty common in pop. That’s how Elvis Presley did it. He found good songs, he got great players to record them and he sang them. Perhaps by the late ’50s, with the arrival of Buddy Holly, and later with the arrival of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, people might have thought that pop music had become an art form strictly for songwriters, but it hasn’t quite worked out that way. The charts, even today, are still usually sprinkled with a few pop singers. The Monkees, however, were more, and while recently listening to some of their old hits, I was reminded of how much I used to like them. “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” is a fabulous pop song. And tunes that I really hadn’t heard in years such as “Papa Gene’s Blues” – written by Monkee Mike Nesmith – are definitely catchy. And of course there was “Last Train To Clarksville,” “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone” “I’m A Believer” “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and Jones’ signature number, “Daydream Believer.” It’s all good stuff. By all accounts, when The Monkees toured – and played their own instruments – they did just fine. And when they were able to get more creative control of their recordings, write their own material and play on their albums, they also did just fine. And, man, could they sing. Some of them – particularly Jones – sang very well.

Alan K. Stout has helped to cover rock and pop music for The Times Leader and The Weekender since 1992. Reach him at astout@102themountain.com.

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It was nice to see some of this discussed last week as people reflected on Davy Jones. Good for him. The man – who genuinely seemed like a nice guy – had earned it. When The Times Leader asked me for a few thoughts, I mentioned how much l liked the TV show when I was a kid, how I thought the group’s music was really a terrific brand of ’60s pop, and I shared a story of the time I saw The Edge of U2 perform “Daydream Believer” in concert. The crowd of 70,000 went wild. This was in 1997, and at the time, I remember wondering if Jones knew that the biggest and most critically acclaimed band in the world was playing his most famous song every night. Well, a quick YouTube search answered my question. At one show on that same tour, Jones was in attendance and Edge brought him to the stage to sing it with him. At one point, the entire crowd sings along and Edge does an “unworthy” bow toward Jones. A lot of people showed Davy Jones a lot of love last week, and while that’s very kind, I’m glad that U2 and that enormous crowd allowed him to feel it while he was still here. And the fact that he was still touring as late as last summer indicates that he probably still felt that love quite often. RIP, Davy Jones. When some of us hear your songs, we are kids again, sitting in front of our little record players as your albums spin. We are, once again, daydream believers, falling in love with music. And that’s not a bad gift for anyone to have left us.

ith major changes occurring in our local health care environment, and as we observe National Patient Safety Awareness Week, it is important to remember that safety, transparency and accountability must remain paramount for patients and their families. Unfortunately, medical errors remain a rampant epidemic in America, and Pennsylvania’s hospitals continue to be dangerous places. Yet, organized medicine and its big business allies continue to deflect public attention from the system’s shortcomings by continuing an unfounded assault on the legal rights of patients and their families. In 2010 more than 218,116 patient safety “events” occurred in our hospitals, according to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Of those, 7,508 were “serious” enough to result in injury or death, in-

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cluding wrong-site surgeries, instruments left inside patients and medication mixups. However, only 1,491 medical malpractice lawsuits were filed. Thus, only about 20 percent of potential claims for harm resulted in legal action. In fact, since 2002, the number of malpractice lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania has dropped by 50 percent, while the number of patient safety events in our hospitals has steadily risen. Although patients remain at high risk, it is the insurance industry that has benefited most. In 2010-2011, insur-

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Herrera and Aponte were found by firefighters on the third floor, where they often sat on kitchen chairs on a rear porch drinking beer, friends said. Lisman said alcohol played a role in their deaths, but he did not elaborate. The coroner listed carbon monoxide intoxication as the cause of death. Guadalube Salinas, who lives across the street, said she learned of the fire while she was at work on Wednesday. She knew the two only by their first names despite José growing up in the same Mexican town, Sinaloa, as her husband. “José never talked about his family, never,” Salinas said. “They were always together and would say hi. I know they always drank beer.” Herrera and Aponte lived in the building for five to six years, said Kathy Evans, who lives next door on Maxwell Street. Like her brother, Rich Tattersall, and Salinas, Evans said she did not know their last names. ‘Mickey Money’

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part with some items and negotiating cash purchases, the men tally their estimated profits at resale for the show’s viewers. While Wolfe and Fritz sometimes make cold calls when they spot juicy prospects some would describe as eyesores while they’re driving around -- an approach they call “free-styling” – the men also plan trips around leads, said Jodi Friedman, of the show’s producer, Cineflix Inc. “Some of the best ways Mike and Frank found places to pick is through word of mouth,” Friedman said. She told county council members in a recent e-mail the pickers

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here, but we don’t have Philadelphia or New York costs of living, either.” While much of our local export business comes from large national companies that have plants here, smaller businesses are seeing growth as well. For example, exports account for about 4 percent of total sales at A. Rifkin Co. on the San Souci Parkway in Hanover Township, according to International Sales Manager Joan Brown. An employer of about 102 people, A. Rifkin has manufactured security bags, the kind banks and businesses use to transport money and documents, since 1892. “We sell products in Europe, Japan, Panama, the West Indies and Singapore,” to name a few, Brown said. “We’ve been doing it a long time, though it has really picked up in the last 10 years or so.” Brown credited the Internet, which made it easier for people to find the company, and NEPA Alliance, which provides assistance in opening new markets – something that can be as simple as finding a good broker that deals in the country. Horvath said it’s important for small companies to realize there is help available in tapping foreign markets. Pennsylvania has offices in 20 countries that can be contacted for advice and assistance, and NEPA Alliance keeps a long list of experts to help answer specific questions. In fact, he said, for more than 30 years NEPA Alliance has been providing a variation on one proposal in the Brookings report: Creation of “Metropolitan Export Initiatives,” described as “ground-up collaborative efforts by regional business, civic, and political leaders to create and implement strategic plans for boosting exports in U.S. regions.” The report also calls for more – and more consistent – funding for transportation infrastructure, better and quicker collection and dissemination of export data for metro areas and more free-trade agreements with other countries – a political hot-button issue for

front of so many Yankees fans across the region.” Hence the name changing to Empire State Yankees. “As long as they change it Continued from Page 1A back next year,” warned Jim Gel“They’ll be with the Empire soichter, a Scranton/WilkesState Yankees, our Triple-A Barre Yankees season ticket team that will be nomadic,” holder from Wilkes-Barre. He’s not the only NortheastCashman said to the New York Daily News when talking about ern Pennsylvania baseball fan concerned with the name prospects last year. Mason said he pitched the change. “I don’t love it,” said local Yanidea to SWB Yankees President Kristen Rose and Mandalay, kees fan Ryan Novick of Wilkeswhich operates the SWB Yan- Barre. “They’re supposed to be our team.” kees. He said both They still are, Moparties embraced “I wouldn’t call bley insisted. This is the suggestion, and just a way for New took it to the parent it a name York state to better New York Yankees. change. It’s an market an out-ofNot only did the partown product. ent Yankees approve alternate “It’s all in the the proposition, Ma- name.” course of having a son said, they’re the Randy Mobley little bit of fun with ones who came up International League with the name Empresident it,” Mobley said. “People shouldn’t pire State Yankees. take it too seriously. “The next step is try to come up with some mer- If it had been a suggestion to chandise to go along with it,” make a hard-and-fast name Mason said. “We’ll have two dif- change, that would have been a ferent caps, two different tops problem.” It’s no problem to some area just for this season.” That’ll only highlight a year of fans – especially those who reldifference for the top farm team ished watching the Columbus of the parent New York Yankees. Clippers play in Moosic as the Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Triple-A affiliate of the parent Triple-A team was forced from Yankees before moving to Scranits Moosic home, where the Yan- ton/Wilkes-Barre in 2007. “We’d go (to the since-rekees spent the past five seasons, due to planned renovations esti- named PNC Field) when the mated to take place through this Clippers came in,” said Ryan Savka, from the Scranton area. summer. That left the Triple-A Yankees “Changing their name doesn’t scrambling to find alternate really bother me.” But some people aren’t buysites to play home games this season, and most of them will be ing into the idea of a one-year at stadiums in New York state. name change, while fearing this Rochester’s Frontier Field will may be a strong sign the ScranYankees host 37 home games for the Tri- ton/Wilkes-Barre ple-A Yankees, while 10 more could be gone for good. “I don’t believe them now,” will be played in Syracuse, seven Novick said. “Why would they in Batavia and six in Buffalo. That means 60 of the team’s change their name for one year? 72 “home” games will be played It basically shouldn’t be anyin New York state this season, thing but Scranton/Wilkesand 84 of the team’s total of 144 Barre. If they’re going to leave, games will be played in upstate they should leave now.” Mason doesn’t envision the New York. “We’re looking forward to call- Triple-A Yankees going anying Rochester and upstate New where but back to Scranton/ York our primary home for the Wilkes-Barre when upgrades are 2012 season,” New York Yankees completed in their PNC Field COO Lonn Trust said in a state- home. “It’s just a one-year deal,” Mament, “and the opportunity for our Triple-A team to play in son said.

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Horvath said United States companies have been slow at times to get involved in international trade because, historically, the country has been a “self-contained production and consuming market. “A lot of companies didn’t have to sell offshore,” Horvath said. “But in today’s economy you have to look at markets around the world. Some of our products are

“They were good people,” Evans said. “My father would give them ‘Mickey Money’ for food, milk and stuff like that.” Evans and Rich Tattersall said their father made up his own money he would give to Herrera and Aponte for food and other necessities. “My father had a deal with the store down there (Stop and Go on North Sherman Street). You can turn in the Mickey Money for food and my dad would go and pay the bill,” Rich Tattersall said. “That’s how my dad prevented them from buying beer with Mickey Money,” Evans said. Evans and Rich Tattersall said the two men enjoyed sitting in the rear yard drinking beer, grilling steaks and hamburgers and listening to music. Evans said they also had a soft spot for cats, often throwing food in the yard for the felines. Several cats were seen walking up the steps to the second floor apartment where Herrera and Aponte had lived. Mickey Tattersall stopped by Wednesday afternoon and sat at the same table in the yard consuming a beer in honor of Herrera and Aponte. He said he had no insurance on the building.

Property records indicate Mickey Tattersall purchased the building in 1988. Rich Tattersall said there were multiple smoke detectors throughout the structure. Tenants are being provided housing by the Red Cross at a local motel for three to five days. State police deputy fire marshal Trooper Ron Jarocha said the cause of the fire remains undetermined. It is believed the fire started in the apartment where Herrera and Aponte lived.

are looking for leads – “lots of ‘em.” “I figured the council members would be the perfect way to get the word out in your area,” she wrote. Friedman said in an interview Wednesday she has contacted officials in counties throughout the state. Visits to Pennsylvania should be scheduled within the next three months. The duo have visited areas in western Pennsylvania and Gettysburg in previous seasons of the show. “We’re open to the entire state. We’re contacting each county because they’re each unique and special,” she said. She stressed Wolfe and Fritz only pick private collections – not stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or any places open to the public. She sup-

plied a list of items sought by the pickers (see box). “We’re also looking for any oddball or interesting historical items you can think of,” she said. The pickers currently are not looking for farming/agricultural items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves or country primitives, she said. People with items to sell should e-mail their name, phone number, town, state and pictures to JFriedman@cineflix.com. Photos of large collections will stand the best chance of catching producers’ attention, rather than single shots of one or two items, she said. Cineflix doesn’t have the resources to personally respond to all e-mails because of the quantity submitted, but Friedman said the producer will contact individuals

Code enforcement actions The building has been cited several times since 2002 by the Wilkes-Barre Code Enforcement Office. Citations include cockroach infestation, and piles of trash, discarded rugs, appliances, mattresses and tires outside the building. The building was cited as a public nuisance after a kitchen fire inside an apartment unit on Oct. 16, 2008, according to city records. An apartment unit in the building was posted by the city as unfit for human habitation in December 2010 when the unit was found without basic equipment, including heating and sanitary facilities.

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needed overseas. “If you run a company and don’t sell overseas you have to ask yourself why you aren’t looking at the possibility,” Horvath said. “American products are still looked at as quality and innovative, and the rest of the world wants to have these products. If you are not exporting you should look into it, and if you are you should be expanding.”

POLICE BLOTTER KINGSTON – A man was arraigned Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on charges he burned his girlfriend with a cigarette and provided a false date of birth to police. Sean William Simpson, 20, address listed as homeless, was charged with simple assault, harassment and false identification to law enforcement. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. Police arrested Simpson after his girlfriend, Karen Hall, claimed he burned her with a cigarette during an argument on Tuesday. Police allege Simpson provided a wrong date of birth when he identified himself, according to the criminal complaint. CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER

Richard Tattersall and John Fixmer sit at the back of the property where they said they sat many times and partied with the two men who passed away in Tuesday’s fire.

Anyone with information asked to call the Luzerne County about Herrera and Aponte is Coroner’s Office at 825-1664.

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HANOVER TWP. – JerDon’s Auto Sales, Sans Souci Parkway, reported an unknown person drilled holes in gasoline tanks on three vehicles and stole about 20 gallons of gasoline from Friday to Monday.

dents about the opportunity. “If they were to select one or two my; early Boy Scout items; classic Anyone with items to sell should areas to pick in Northeastern email their name, phone number, motorcycle memorabilia; sports Pennsylvania, I think it would be town, state and pictures to JFried- memorabilia; Houdini items; old great national exposure,” Mackin man@cineflix.com. rodeo items; airline collectibles said. •Some of the items sought by the (Pan-Am, TWA, etc.); late 1970s He’s already among the show’s pickers: motor scooters; old adand early military items; extraorvertising signage; motorcycles; devotees. dinary mobster memorabilia; pre-1960s bicycles, TV merchan“It’s a neat show. It would be firefighter collectibles; pre-1940s dise and vintage diner collectibles; telephones and Christmas items; pretty cool if we’re picked,” he pre-1950s vending machines and folk art; early Halloween items; said. western/equestrian gear; pinball Hawaiian/Tiki collectibles; musical Mackin believes the county’s ruand slot machines; old movie instruments; Civil War antiques; ral areas are dotted with numerous posters; unusual radios; antique pre-1970s neon signs; strange casino/gaming machines; vintage antique-filled barns, garages and woodcarvings; and casino tables. movie memorabilia, advertising estates like those featured on past •The pickers are not looking for items, concert posters/T-shirts, episodes of the show. The properfarming/agricultural items, tools, police officer collectibles, BB ty owners must reach out to the glassware, appliances, tractors, guns/cap guns, sports collectables, producers because the county crocks, stoves or country primelection memorabilia, gas pumps can’t force anyone to participate, and collegiate collectibles; taxider- itives. he said. “People are more than welcome and Visitors Bureau, said he was al- to refer other people, but we want “if it looks like a good lead.” Merle Mackin, executive direc- so notified about the upcoming to ensure people are interested in tor Luzerne County Convention visit and has been telling area resi- hearing from a producer,” she said.


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PIAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hoping to become a part of history Today, nine Wyoming Valley Confer- joined by a pair of third-place finishers. When going through the history of Nine WVC wrestlers head to Hershey In Class 3A, which starts this afterthe tournament, it’s impossible to leave ence wrestlers begin the quest to betoday to compete in the 75th come No. 50 for the area during the his- noon at 4, one regional champion, a pair out past greats from the area. annual state tournament. of second-place medalists and a bronze From Thomas Jennings, the first state toric event.

champion from the Wyoming Valley as a Kingston High School member in 1939, By DAVE ROSENGRANT through the last champion crowned drosengrant@timesleader.com from the Wyoming Valley Conference, HERSHEY — The 75th PIAA Wres- Hazleton Area’s Nate Eachus in 2007, tling Championships begin today at Gi- wrestlers walked away with gold medals 49 times. ant Center.

BASEBALL

Swindal embarks on new journey

All participating contestants have something working in their favor as to why they can be the milestone-marker. Starting off in Class 2A, which begins at 9 a.m., three WVC grapplers will step on the mat after winning a Northeast Regional championship and will be

medalist are participating. The four regional titlists – Dallas’ Dominic DeGraba (Class 2A, 106 pounds), Meyers’ Vito Pasone (2A, 113), LakeLehman’s Austin Harry (2A, 126) and See WRESTLING, Page 4B

N AT I O N A L F O O T B A L L L E A G U E

Saying goodbye

The former Yankees partner now runs a youth academy in the Dominican Republic. By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

TAMPA, Fla. — The man who was once heir apparent to run the New York Yankees stood on the suite level at Steinbrenner Field as employees and friends stopped to shake hands and say hello. These days, Steve Swindal works with players who hope to become Yankees — or Red Sox or Cardinals or anywhere else in the big leagues. Married to one of George Steinbrenner’s daughters, Swindal was a general partner of the team from 1998-06 and chairman of the Yankees’ parent company. Steinbrenner designated him as his successor in June 2005. Everything changed on Feb.15, 2007, when Swindal was arrested early in the morning for driving under the influence. His wife, Jennifer, filed for divorce the following month, the Yankees bought out his ownership stake that November and George Steinbrenner turned control of the team over to son Hal Steinbrenner not long after. “I’m always going be pulling for the Yankees,” Swindal said. “That’s never going to go away.” Now 57, Swindal found his way back into baseball. He helped launch a youth academy in the Dominican Republic, one that has had 40 prospects sign with major league organizations. In a land where Major League Baseball has expressed concern about shady buscones — combination trainers/scouts/agents/guardians — Swindal’s company has been praised for its treatment of teenage prospects. “It’s a strange turn,” he said. “Life is going to be full of turns and changes. It’s how you deal with it that’s important. I had the best 10 years of my life with the Yankees, of my professional life. I don’t regret a minute of it.” He was at the ballpark Sunday for the Yankees’ spring training home opener to watch his daughter, aspiring Broadway actress Haley Steinbrenner Swindal, sing the national anthem. His son works for the Yankees, in stadium operations in New York. Thinner than in his Yankees days, and with a salt-and-pepper goatee, Swindal stood near the elevators on the suite level, wearing a North Carolina cap, for an interview outside the press box doors. Every two minutes someone stopped to say hello and ask how he was doing. He formed the company, the International Academy of Professional Baseball, in December 2009 with Abel Guerra, the Yankees’ former vice president of international operations; and Hans Hertell, the former U.S. ambassaSee SWINDAL, Page 4B

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay (left) hugs quarterback Peyton Manning after announcing that the team will release Manning after a news conference on Wednesday in Indianapolis. Manning missed the entire 2011 season with a neck injury.

Colts, Manning part ways after 14 years By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Now that Peyton Manning’s 14-year run with the Indianapolis Colts is over, the only four-time MVP in NFL history will turn his attention to finding a new team. Manning and the Colts ended their successful partnership with a tearful goodbye Wednesday, when team owner Jim Irsay released the star quarterback rather than pay a whopping $28 million bonus while there are lingering questions about his health. “We all know that nothing lasts forever,” Manning said. “Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL.” Another reality: Manning is sure to command plenty of offers on the open market as one of the most coveted free agents in league history — assuming he

shows he is fine after a series of neck operations that forced him to miss all of last season. Arizona, Miami, Seattle, Tennessee, Washington and the New York Jets all have been rumored as possible destinations; Manning’s former offensive coordinator in Indianapolis, Tom Moore, worked for the Jets as a consultant last season. “I’m throwing it pretty well. I’ve still got some work to do; I’ve got some progress to make,” Manning said. “But I’ve come a long way. I’ve really worked hard. I can’t tell you the hours and the time I’ve put in.” He turns 36 this month, but his importance to the Colts’ success was never more apparent than in 2011, when their record plummeted to 2-14 without him. “Peyton is on the mend to try to resume his career,” Irsay noted.

Manning and Irsay each paused frequently, fighting tears and their voices shaking, as they appeared together at a news conference at the Colts’ team complex. It was an unusual and awkward scene, two men whose NFL lives have been so closely intertwined, standing side-by-side in jackets and ties as they told the world they were splitting up. “This has not been easy for Jim,” Manning said, “and this has certainly not been easy for me.” A few hours after the news conference, the Colts issued a statement giving the official news. The stark first sentence: “The Indianapolis Colts today released quarterback Peyton Manning.” Indianapolis needed to cut Manning this week to avoid paying him a bonus from the $90 million, five-year contract See MANNING, Page 4B

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kentucky, Syracuse head toward March Madness with momentum

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

would be laced will be a tremendous debate.” Though Hathaway, the former athletic director at defending national champion Connecticut, did not get specific, among those lumped into consideration for the other top seeds are Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio State and Michigan State. The brackets come out Sunday evening, with the tournament starting Tuesday. When Hathaway was pressed about his Kentucky-Syracuse statement, he tried to back off. AP PHOTO “I don’t want to say anyone should feel secure,” he said. “If I did, those two Syracuse’s Kris Joseph dunks against coaches would get after me and say we Louisville during a game on Saturday. At 30-1 overall, the second-ranked took away some motivation.”

Even the chairman of the tight-lipped NCAA selection committee can’t deny this simple fact: Heading into this week’s conference tournaments, there’s Kentucky and Syracuse, and then everybody else. In a teleconference to preview Sunday’s release of the NCAA tournament pairings, committee chairman Jeff Hathaway all but handed two of the four top seeds to the Wildcats and Orange, each of whom entered their conference tournaments with a record of 30-1. “I think we all agree that if the season ended today, we know who the two best teams are,” he said Wednesday. “If you’re looking at 3 and 4 on the first line and the entire second line, we have the same handful of teams in mind but where they See MADNESS, Page 5B

Orange have a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament all but locked down.

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Empire State of mind hijacks Triple-A Yanks

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hey can make our Triple-A baseball team play a silly season that’s bound to feel lame. For one summer, they can take away our game. But they can’t remove our name. No matter where Northeastern Pennsylvania’s pro baseball team plays, it’ll proudly be known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yank … Oh, wait. They took that, too. Somewhere in the mad scramble to find new homes for this year’s games, the name Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fell off their shirts. Since those letters apparently were hopelessly scattered all across New York, the team will now be known as the Empire State Yankees. That slick switch was announced Wednesday at a press conference in Rochester, where the Scranton/WilkesBarre – err, Empire State Yankees – will play 37 “home” games this season. It’s only for a season, they tell us. It’s only for marketing purposes, they say. It’s only for fun, they insist. It seems the joke’s on us. “People shouldn’t take it too seriously,” said International League president Randy Mobley, who signed off on the name change. “I wouldn’t call it a name change,” Mobley corrected. “It’s an alternate name. The formal name of the team has not changed, will not change.” The league president went on to reassure Northeastern Pennsylvania’s minor league baseball fans that their team will still be known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in all league proceedings. But everywhere else, it’s an Empire State identity, baby. Which may make some dollars and sense. The whole idea is based on a marketing scheme drummed up by Rochester general manager Dan Mason, who shrewdly saw a chance to earn some extra capital. When the Triple-A Yankees were forced out of their PNC Field home this season by a stadium renovation project – and sound the sirens as soon as the first shovel drops on that – the team turned to New York for refuge. The Triple-A Yankees will use six different sites – including New York ballparks located in Batavia, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse – to host most of their 2012 home schedule. “When we first heard we were going to be hosting their games, a lot of different thoughts run through your head,” Mason said. “We felt we should do something to commemorate this historic season. “One of the things we talked about with Scranton was coming up with a nickname we could use here,” Mason continued. “We thought it would be a neat marketing idea.” That suggestion was immediately embraced by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre officials. Mason said he pitched his plan to Mandalay, which operates the SWB Yankees, and to team president Kristen Rose. Both eagerly took the thought to the parent New York Yankees, who came up with the Empire State name. For a Keystone state team. “It’s just a one-year deal,” Mason said. “The franchise is still the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.” “If it had been a suggestion to make a hard and fast name change,” Mobley said, “that would have been a problem.” Maybe this is just a short-term solution for New York towns to sell an out-of-state team to their local fans. Or maybe it’s a signal that Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre’s problems with bringing the Yankees back are only starting.

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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L O C A L C A L E N D A R H.S. WRESTLING PIAA Championships at Giant Center, Hershey COLLEGE SOFTBALL Carroll vs. Misericordia (Clermont, Fla.), 11 a.m. Simmons vs. Misericordia (Clermont, Fla.), 1 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL Lebanon Valley vs. Misericordia (Fort Pierce, Fla.), 3:30 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Medaille vs. Misericordia (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), 10 a.m. COLLEGE TENNIS King’s at Kissimmee, Fla.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL PIAA Class 3A Tournament Abington Heights vs. Northern Lehigh, 7:30 p.m., Lackawanna College Scranton Prep vs. Danville, 7:30 p.m., Shamokin H.S. PIAA Class A Tournament Susquehanna vs. Faith Christian, 6 p.m., Scranton H.S. H.S. GIRLS BASKETBALL PIAA Class 4A Tournament Abington Heights vs. Upper Darby, 6 p.m., Lackawanna College PIAA Class 2A Tournament Montrose vs. Wyalusing Valley, 7:30 p.m., Scranton H.S. Dunmore vs. Christopher Dock, 6 p.m., Coatesville H.S. Mid Valley vs. Mount Carmel, 6 p.m., Shamokin H.S. HS WRESTLING PIAA Championships at Giant Center, Hershey WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Division III tournament Third round King’s vs. Emmanuel, 5 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Lebanon Valley vs. Misericordia, 9 a.m. Arcadia vs. King’s (Salisbury, Md.), 10 a.m. Stevenson vs. Wilkes (Salisbury, Md.), 10 a.m. Emerson vs. Misericordia (Fort Pierce, Fla.), 11 a.m. Frostburg State at Wilkes (Salisbury, Md.), Noon Shenandoah at King’s (Salisbury, Md.), Noon MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Misericordia at Tampa, 7 p.m. COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL PIAA Class 2A Tournament Meyers vs. Athens, 3:30 p.m., Pittston Area H.S. Riverside vs. Loyalsock, 3 p.m., Williamsport H.S. Holy Cross vs. Southern Columbia, 6:30 p.m., Marywood University H.S. GIRLS BASKETBALL PIAA Class 3A Tournament Nanticoke vs. Shamokin, 6 p.m. Shikellamy H.S. Honesdale vs. Southern Lehigh, 3:30 p.m., Marywood University PIAA Class A Tournament Old Forge vs. Morrisville, 5 p.m., Marywood University HS WRESTLING PIAA Championships at Giant Center, Hershey COLLEGE SOFTBALL D’Youville vs. King’s (Salisbury, Md),10 a.m. Washington and Jefferson vs. King’s (Salisbury, Md.), Noon Shenandoah vs. Wilkes (in Salisbury, Md.), Noon Wilkes at Salisbury (in Salisbury, Md.), 2 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL Delaware Valley vs. Misericordia (Fort Pierce, Fla.), 9 a.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Cazenovia 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 5, Onet-le-Chateau to Mende, France (same-day tape)

GOLF

2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, Cadillac Championship, first round, at Doral, Fla. 6:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open, first round, at Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (same-day tape)

MLB BASEBALL

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

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

11:30 a.m. BTN – Big Ten Conference, first round, Iowa vs. Illinois Noon ESPN — Big East Conference, quarterfinal, Syracuse vs. Connecticut WQMY --- ACC Tournament, opening round, Wake Forest vs. Maryland 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Big 12 Conference, quarterfinal, Kansas St. vs. Baylor 2 p.m. BTN – Big Ten Conference, first round, Indiana vs. Penn State ESPN — Big East Conference, quarterfinal, Cincinnati vs. Georgetown WQMY --- ACC Tournament, opening round, Boston College vs. North Carolina State 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Big 12 Conference, quarterfinal, Kansas vs. Oklahoma-Texas A&M winner 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Big Ten Conference, first round, Northwestern vs. Minnesota 7 p.m. ESPN — Big East Conference, quarterfinal, Marquette vs. Louisville-Seton Hall-Providence winner, at New York WQMY --- ACC Tournament, opening round, Virginia Tech vs. Clemson 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Big Ten Conference, first round, Purdue vs. Nebraska 9 p.m. ESPN — Big East Conference, quarterfinal, Notre Dame vs. USF-Rutgers-Villanova winner WQMY — ACC Tournament, opening round, Georgia Tech vs. Miami

NBA BASKETBALL

8 p.m. TNT — Orlando at Chicago 10:30 p.m. TNT — Dallas at Phoenix

NHL HOCKEY

7 p.m. CSN — Florida at Philadelphia NHLN --- Tampa Bay at Washington PLUS --- N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey 7:30 p.m. MSG — N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with 2B David Adams, OF Zoilo Almonte, RHP Dellin Betances, LHP Cesar Cabral, C Francisco Cervelli, 2B Corban Joseph, RHP George Kontos, 3B Brandon Laird, OF Justin Maxwell, OF Melky Mesa, RHP Brad Meyers, RHP William Mitchell, RHP Ivan Nova, SS Eduardo Nunez, SS Ramiro Pena, RHP David Phelps, RHP Michael Pineda, C Austin Romine and RHP Cory Wade on one-year contracts. SEATTLE MARINERS — Announced the retirement of INF Carlos Guillen. International League SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE YANKEES — Announced team will be called Empire State Yankees this season.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Dallas G Jason Kidd $25,000 for for public criticism of officiating after Monday’s game.

FOOTBALL

National Football League INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Released QB Peyton Manning. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released CB Marcus Trufant.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned F Chris Connor to Grand Rapids (AHL). Extended their affiliation agreement with Grand Rapids (AHL) for five years through the 2016-17 season. American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Norfolk RW Eric Neilson three games, Norfolk LW Pierre-Cedric Labrie two games, Springfield C Adam Mair three games and Springfield D Greg Amadio two games and fined each club undisclosed amounts for their actions during pregame warm-ups before Saturday’s games. BINGHAMTON SENATORS — Recalled F Corey Cowick from Elmira (ECHL).

SOCCER

Major League Soccer CHICAGO FIRE — Signed D Arne Friedrich. FC DALLAS — Named Fernando Clavijo technical director.

H O C K E Y National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers............... 65 42 16 7 91 180 137 Pittsburgh .................... 65 39 21 5 83 209 168 Philadelphia ................ 65 37 21 7 81 213 193 New Jersey ................. 66 37 24 5 79 184 176 N.Y. Islanders.............. 66 28 29 9 65 155 195 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 65 39 23 3 81 214 154 Ottawa .......................... 68 35 25 8 78 209 201 Buffalo.......................... 66 30 28 8 68 163 186 Toronto ........................ 66 30 29 7 67 198 206 Montreal....................... 67 25 32 10 60 174 189 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida .......................... 65 31 22 12 74 163 184 Winnipeg...................... 67 32 27 8 72 176 187 Washington ................. 66 32 28 6 70 175 188 Tampa Bay................... 66 31 29 6 68 187 226 Carolina ....................... 66 25 27 14 64 175 200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis....................... 67 42 18 7 91 174 132 Detroit .......................... 67 43 21 3 89 211 156 Nashville ...................... 66 38 21 7 83 188 171 Chicago........................ 68 36 25 7 79 203 200 Columbus .................... 66 21 38 7 49 156 216 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 67 41 18 8 90 211 166 Colorado ...................... 68 35 29 4 74 178 181 Calgary ........................ 67 30 25 12 72 164 185 Minnesota.................... 67 28 29 10 66 144 187 Edmonton .................... 66 26 34 6 58 175 198 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas ........................... 67 36 26 5 77 179 180 Phoenix........................ 67 33 25 9 75 173 170 San Jose ...................... 65 33 24 8 74 181 166 Los Angeles ................ 66 31 23 12 74 147 143 Anaheim ...................... 67 29 28 10 68 170 188 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday's Games Edmonton 3, San Jose 2, SO Boston 5, Toronto 4 New Jersey 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Philadelphia 3, Detroit 2 Carolina 4, Washington 3, OT Columbus 3, Phoenix 2 Ottawa 7, Tampa Bay 3 St. Louis 5, Chicago 1 Los Angeles 5, Nashville 4 Colorado 7, Minnesota 1 Calgary 5, Montreal 4 Dallas 5, Vancouver 2 Wednesday's Games Buffalo 3, Carolina 2 OT Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 2 Today's Games Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Montreal at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Friday's Games Florida at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.

American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s .............. 57 35 15 5 2 77 191 165 Worcester.............. 57 25 21 4 7 61 150 154 Manchester ........... 60 29 28 0 3 61 155 174 Portland ................. 58 27 25 3 3 60 163 192 Providence............ 60 26 28 3 3 58 148 174 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Norfolk ................... 60 39 18 1 2 81 214 159 Penguins.............. 59 33 19 2 5 73 188 179 Hershey ................. 59 31 19 4 5 71 197 172 Syracuse ............... 58 24 26 4 4 56 182 190 Binghamton........... 60 24 32 2 2 52 162 189 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Bridgeport ............. 57 32 19 3 3 70 175 158 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 .................. 60 32 21 4 3 71 174 145 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 Abbotsford ............ 59 31 22 3 3 68 145 154 San Antonio .......... 58 32 23 2 1 67 146 155 Houston ................. 57 27 18 3 9 66 158 157 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. Wednesday's Games Binghamton 2, Toronto 0 Chicago 5, Milwaukee 2. Peoria 4, Oklahoma City 3 OT Grand Rapids at Texas, late Houston at Abbotsford, late Today's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games Hershey at St. John’s, 6 p.m. Norfolk at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Bridgeport at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Springfield at Manchester, 7 p.m. Penguins at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Albany at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Worcester, 7:30 p.m. Binghamton at Rochester, 7:35 p.m. Lake Erie at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Peoria at Abbotsford, 10 p.m.

B A S K E T B A L L National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia ................... 22 17 .564 Boston ............................ 20 17 .541 New York ....................... 18 20 .474 Toronto ........................... 12 26 .316 New Jersey .................... 12 27 .308 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami............................. 29 9 .763 Orlando ......................... 25 15 .625 Atlanta ........................... 23 15 .605 Washington .................. 8 29 .216 Charlotte ....................... 5 31 .139 Central Division W L Pct Chicago......................... 32 8 .800 Indiana .......................... 23 14 .622 Milwaukee..................... 15 23 .395 Cleveland...................... 13 23 .361 Detroit ........................... 13 26 .333 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio.................. 25 12 .676 Memphis ....................... 22 15 .595 Dallas ............................ 23 17 .575 Houston ........................ 21 18 .538 New Orleans ................ 9 29 .237 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City ............. 30 8 .789 Denver .......................... 22 17 .564 Minnesota..................... 20 19 .513 Portland......................... 19 19 .500 Utah............................... 18 19 .486 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers .................. 22 14 .611 L.A. Lakers..................... 23 15 .605 Phoenix .......................... 17 20 .459 Golden State .................. 15 20 .429 Sacramento ................... 12 26 .316 Tuesday's Games Charlotte 100, Orlando 84 Atlanta 101, Indiana 96 Boston 97, Houston 92, OT Detroit 88, L.A. Lakers 85, OT Miami 108, New Jersey 78 Dallas 95, New York 85 Wednesday's Games Utah 99, Charlotte 93 Toronto 116, Houston 98 Washington 106, L.A. Lakers 101 Philadelphia 103, Boston 71 Miami 89, Atlanta 86 Oklahoma City 115, Phoenix 104 Minnesota 106, Portland 94 Chicago 106, Milwaukee 104 New Jersey 101, L.A. Clippers 100 San Antonio 118, New York 105 Cleveland at Denver, late New Orleans at Sacramento, late Memphis at Golden State, late Today's Games Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.

GB — 1 31⁄2 91⁄2 10 GB — 5 6 201⁄2 23 GB — 71⁄2 16 17 181⁄2 GB — 3 31⁄2 5 161⁄2 GB — 81⁄2 101⁄2 11 111⁄2 GB — — 51⁄2 61⁄2 11

AMERICA’S LINE

MEETINGS

BY ROXY ROXBOROUGH

Crestwood Football Booster Club will be meeting Sunday at 6 p.m. at Tony’s Pizzeria. Any questions, please call Sherry at 855-6938. Dupont Softball/Teeball will hold a coaches meeting for all interested in coaching teeball or softball this year. The meeting to be held at Dupont Borough building on Monday. Teeball coaches will meet at 6pm and Softball coaches at 6:30pm. For info call Bob 881-8744. Duryea Little League will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the VFW on Stephenson Street. This is a mandatory meeting for all coaches to discuss the upcoming season. Hanover Area Cheerleader Booster Club will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Hanover Area Wrestling Booster Club will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, all varsity, junior varsity and elementary parents are invited to attend. Heights Packers Booster Club will be meeting Sunday at 7 p.m. at Stanton Lanes Meeting Room. Kingston/Forty Fort Little League will be meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Kingston Rec Center. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Nanticoke Area Little League will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. today at Nanticoke High School. Board Members are to meet at 7 p.m. Pittston Area Baseball Booster Club will meet on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at Lizza’s Mezzo Mezzo in Pittston. All parents of players in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend and participate. Any questions contact Brian at 457-3693. Wyoming Area Baseball will be holding a meeting for parents of baseball players who are attending the Martinsburg, West Virginia trip on Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in the library at the High School. Wyoming Area Softball Parents will conduct a parent meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Room 164.Revello’s pizza fundraiser, Meet the Warrior Night and the ziti dinner/craft show plans will be discussed. All parents of selected players grades 7th thru 12th are urged to attend.

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. Follow Eckstein on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vegasvigorish. UNLV

NBA Favorite

Points

Underdog

BULLS

7

Magic

Idaho

Mavericks

3

SUNS

New Mexico St

College Basketball Favorite

Points

Underdog

Big 10 Conference Tournament

9.5

Wyoming

Western Athletic Conference Tournament 4.5

Hawaii

7

Nevada

11.5

Utah St

4

Fresno St San Jose St Louisiana Tech

Big West Conference Tournament

Illinois

2

Iowa

Indiana

13

Penn St

Northwestern

2.5

Purdue

9.5

Cal-Santa Barb

10

Pacific

CS-Fullerton

7.5

Cal-Irvine

Minnesota

Long Beach St

20

Cal-Davis

Nebraska

Cal-Poly SLO

5

Cal-Riverside

Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament

Mid American Conference Tournament

Maryland

4

Kent St

3.5

W Michigan

NC State

12.5

Boston College

or Kent St

13.5

No Illinois

Clemson

2.5

Virginia Tech

Ohio U

9.5

Toledo

Miami-Florida

6.5

Georgia Tech

or Ohio U

11.5

C Michigan

Wake Forest

Big East Conference Tournament Syracuse

6

Friday Connecticut

Georgetown

2.5

Cincinnati

Marquette

4.5

Seton Hall

Notre Dame

1.5

S Florida

Big 12 Conference Tournament Baylor

2

Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Temple

7.5

Massachusetts

St. Joseph’s

1.5

St. Bona

Saint Louis

6

LaSalle

Xavier

2

Dayton

NHL

Kansas St

Kansas

13.5

Texas A&M

Favorite

Odds

Underdog

Missouri

10

Oklahoma St

DEVILS

Islanders

Texas

1

Iowa St

-$175/ +$155

CAPITALS

-$160/ +$140

Lightning

FLYERS

-$175/ +$155

Panthers

BRUINS

-$200/ +$170

Sabres

Kings

-$135/ +$115

BLUE JACKETS

Rangers

-$125/ +$105

SENATORS

BLUES

-$180/ +$160

Ducks

PREDATORS

-$160/ +$140

Avalanche

STARS

-$110/$110

Sharks

COYOTES

-$210/ +$175

Wild

OILERS

-$135/ +$115

Canadiens

CANUCKS

-$200/ +$170

Jets

Southeastern Conference Tournament Lsu

2

Arkansas

Alabama

9

S Carolina

Mississippi Mississippi St

3.5

Auburn

5

Georgia

Conference USA Tournament Southern Miss

6

E Carolina

Tulsa

1

Marshall

Memphis

15.5

Utep

C Florida

1

Uab

or C Florida

7

Tulane

Pac 12 Conference Tournament Washington

1.5

Arizona

11

Usc

California

13

Arizona St

or California

Oregon St

3

Stanford

Oregon

13.5

Colorado

or Oregon

1.5

Utah

Mountain West Conference Tournament San Diego St

7.5

Colorado St

4

New Mexico

15.5

Boise St Tcu Air Force

REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS

Friday's Games New Jersey at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Utah at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Portland at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New York at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 9 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. NBA LEADERS THROUGH MARCH 6 Scoring G FG FT Bryant, LAL ............... 38 397 246 Durant, OKC ............. 38 377 242 James, MIA............... 37 376 240 Love, MIN.................. 36 298 257 Westbrook, OKC...... 38 337 193 Wade, MIA ................ 29 249 152 D. Williams, NJN ...... 38 283 197 Ellis, GOL.................. 34 284 142 Aldridge, POR .......... 36 318 140 Griffin, LAC ............... 36 310 143 Howard, ORL............ 40 309 210 Nowitzki, DAL........... 36 260 166 Paul, LAC .................. 31 224 121 Lee, GOL .................. 34 268 116 Parker, SAN.............. 36 263 155 Jennings, MIL........... 38 263 113 Gay, MEM ................. 37 283 103 Jefferson, UTA ......... 34 278 80 Irving, CLE ................ 32 223 108 Bosh, MIA ................. 35 250 140 FG Percentage FG Chandler, NYK ............................ 147 Pekovic, MIN............................... 144 Howard, ORL .............................. 309 Gortat, PHX ................................. 249 Bynum, LAL................................. 229 James, MIA ................................. 376 Nash, PHX................................... 183 Griffin, LAC.................................. 310 McGee, WAS .............................. 188 Boozer, CHI................................. 271 Rebounds G OFF DEF Howard, ORL.......... 40 149 450 Love, MIN................ 36 150 343 Bynum, LAL ............ 34 115 323 Cousins, SAC ......... 37 170 253 Griffin, LAC ............. 36 115 283 Gortat, PHX ............. 37 101 291 Humphries, NJN..... 36 132 244 Noah, CHI ............... 39 150 257 Gasol, LAL .............. 38 115 278 Monroe, DET .......... 39 162 236 Assists G Nash, PHX..................................... 34 Rondo, BOS .................................. 27 Calderon, TOR.............................. 38 Paul, LAC ....................................... 31 Rubio, MIN..................................... 39 D. Williams, NJN ........................... 38 Parker, SAN................................... 36 Wall, WAS...................................... 37 Rose, CHI ...................................... 30 Lowry, HOU ................................... 37

PTS 1090 1066 1022 913 899 653 853 754 777 764 828 726 610 652 690 720 698 636 596 647

AVG 28.7 28.1 27.6 25.4 23.7 22.5 22.4 22.2 21.6 21.2 20.7 20.2 19.7 19.2 19.2 18.9 18.9 18.7 18.6 18.5

FGA 214 252 545 442 411 679 340 587 358 519

PCT .687 .571 .567 .563 .557 .554 .538 .528 .525 .522

TOT 599 493 438 423 398 392 376 407 393 398

AVG 15.0 13.7 12.9 11.4 11.1 10.6 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.2

AST AVG 369 10.9 276 10.2 327 8.6 258 8.3 322 8.3 309 8.1 286 7.9 289 7.8 231 7.7 269 7.3

B A S E B A L L Major League Baseball Spring Training Glance AMERICAN LEAGUE ...............................................................W L Pct Boston ................................................... 3 0 1.000 Detroit.................................................... 5 0 1.000 Seattle ................................................... 5 1 .833 Los Angeles ......................................... 2 1 .667 Oakland................................................. 4 2 .667 Kansas City .......................................... 3 2 .600 Toronto.................................................. 3 2 .600 Baltimore............................................... 2 2 .500 Cleveland.............................................. 2 2 .500 Minnesota ............................................. 3 3 .500 Texas .................................................... 2 2 .500 New York .............................................. 2 3 .400 Tampa Bay............................................ 1 4 .200 Chicago................................................. 0 3 .000 NATIONAL LEAGUE ..................................................................W L Pct Houston................................................... 4 1 .800 Milwaukee ............................................... 2 1 .667 San Francisco......................................... 3 2 .600 Chicago ................................................... 2 2 .500 Cincinnati ................................................ 2 2 .500 Los Angeles............................................ 1 1 .500 New York ................................................ 2 2 .500 Washington ............................................ 2 2 .500 Philadelphia............................................ 2 3 .400 Pittsburgh................................................ 2 3 .400 Colorado ................................................. 1 2 .333 Miami ....................................................... 1 2 .333 Arizona .................................................... 1 4 .200 Atlanta ..................................................... 1 4 .200 San Diego ............................................... 1 4 .200 St. Louis .................................................. 0 2 .000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Tuesday's Games Detroit 3, Miami 1 Washington 5, Atlanta 2 Philadelphia 7, Toronto 0 Houston 4, N.Y. Mets (ss) 1

Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2 Pittsburgh 7, N.Y. Yankees 4 N.Y. Mets (ss) 8, St. Louis 6 Boston 5, Baltimore 4 Chicago Cubs 11, Colorado 4 San Francisco 8, L.A. Dodgers 4 Kansas City (ss) 7, San Diego 4 Oakland 6, Milwaukee 0 Seattle 8, Cincinnati 6 Cleveland 3, Kansas City (ss) 2 L.A. Angels 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Texas 16, Arizona 3 Wednesday's Games Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 Washington 3, St. Louis 3, tie Houston 10, Philadelphia 3 N.Y. Mets 7, Miami 0 Baltimore 6, Minnesota 0 Detroit 5, Atlanta 1 Toronto (ss) 3, Boston 3, tie Toronto (ss) 8, Pittsburgh 6 Chicago Cubs 6, Kansas City 4 San Francisco 8, Colorado 6 Texas 6, San Diego (ss) 2 Milwaukee 10, Chicago White Sox 6 Seattle 6, L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, L.A. Dodgers 3, tie San Diego (ss) 5, Cincinnati 0 Cleveland 10, Arizona 2 Thursday's Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (ss) vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Tampa Bay (ss) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Friday's Games St. Louis vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Washington vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m.

A U T O

R A C I N G

NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, standings March 10 — Sam’s Town 300, Las Vegas March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day 300, Bristol, Tenn. March 24 — Royal Purple 300, Fontana, Calif. April 13 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 27 — Richmond 250, Richmond, Va. May 5 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. May 11 — Darlington 200, Darlington, S.C. May 20 — Iowa Spring 250, Newton, Iowa May 26 — History 300, Concord, N.C. June 2 — 5-hour Energy 200, Dover, Del. June 16 — Alliance Auto Parts 250, Brooklyn, Mich. June 23 — Road America 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. June 29 — Feed the Children 300, Sparta, Ky. July 6 — Subway Jalapeno 250, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 14 — New England 200, Loudon, N.H. July 22 — STP 300, Joliet, Ill. July 28 — Indy 250, Indianapolis Aug. 4 — Iowa Summer 250, Newton, Iowa Aug. 11 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 18 — NAPA Auto Parts 200, Montreal Aug. 24 — Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 1 — Atlanta 300, Hampton, Ga. Sept. 7 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250, Richmond, Va. Sept. 15 — Dollar General 300, Joliet, Ill. Sept. 22 — Kentucky 300, Sparta, Ky. Sept. 29 — Dover 200, Del. Oct. 12 — Dollar General 300, Concord, N.C. Oct. 20 — Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas City, Kan. Nov. 3 — O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 10 — Wypall 200, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 17 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla. Driver Standings 1. Elliott Sadler, 89. 2. Austin Dillon, 79. 3. Trevor Bayne, 72. 4. Cole Whitt, 71. 5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 66. 6. Sam Hornish Jr., 63. 7. Tayler Malsam, 62. 8. Michael Annett, 51. 9. Benny Gordon, 49. 10. Joe Nemechek, 42.

Ashley/Newtown Little League will be holding another registration at the Hanover High school in the cafeteria on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This year registrations will be $40 per child or $60 per family for little league and $65 per child or $90 per family for junior and senior league baseball. 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. 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. Nanticoke American Legion Baseball will hold sign-ups Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Nanticoke legion hall on West Broad St. in 11. Jeremy Clements, 41. 12. Justin Allgaier, 40. (tie) Blake Koch, 40. 14. Eric McClure, 38. 15. Brian Scott, 37. 16. Casey Roderick, 35. (tie) T.J. Bell, 35. 18. Mike Bliss, 34. (tie) Joey Gase, 34. 20. Danny Efland, 31. Sprint Cup schedule and standings March 11 — Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas March 18 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. March 25 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. April 1 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. April 14 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 22 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. April 28 — Richmond 400, Richmond, Va. May 6 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 12 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 19 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 19 — x-Sprint All-Star, Concord, N.C. May 27 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 3 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. June 10 — Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa. June 17 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 24 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 30 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 7 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 15 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 29 — “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard, Indianapolis Aug. 5 — Pennsylvania 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 12 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 19 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 25 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 2 — AdvoCare 500, Hampton, Ga. Sept. 8 — Wonderful Pistachios 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 16 — Geico 400, Joliet, Ill. Sept. 23 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sept. 30 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 7 — Good Sam Club 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 13 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 21 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 28 — Tums Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 4 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 11 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. Driver Standings 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. (tie) Mark Martin, 71. 8. Joey Logano, 70. 9. Kyle Busch, 66. 10. Carl Edwards, 63. 11. Bobby Labonte, 58. 12. Brad Keselowski, 52. (tie) Jeff Burton, 52. (tie) Paul Menard, 52. (tie) Tony Stewart, 52. 16. Dave Blaney, 51. 17. Clint Bowyer, 47. 18. Ryan Newman, 46. 19. Regan Smith, 45. 20. Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose (tie) 43.

Nanticoke. Eligible participants will be between the ages of 13-18, and reside in the Nanticoke, Northwest or Hanover areas. Registration fee is $100. Any questions, please call Joe at 814-1430. South Wilkes-Barre Little League will be holding its final signups for this season today 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. 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 Athletes for Better Education (AFBE) will be hosting a regional basketball tournament in the Hazleton area March 24-25. There will be seven age groups for both boys and girls: U10, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 and U18. Each team will be guaranteed four games. There are a limited number of spots available in each division, so a quick response is advised. The deadline is March 18. For more information or to register, visit www.afbe.org or contact Jason Bieber at 866-9062323 or e-mail jbieber@afbe.org. 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. Kingston/Forty Fort Little League will hold field clean-up days on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at the Forty Fort Little League Field on Tripp Street and March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Hamilton Park Little League Field on Dorrance Street. Coaches and parents are encouraged to volunteer. For information call Herb at 287-2969. Nanticoke Girls Parents is sponsoring a bus to the State Basketball game on Saturday. Cost is $17 which includes transportation and a hoagie. Money is due at the time of registration. Tickets are not included and seating is limited. For further information contact Mike at 417-3878 or Tom at 574-5354. Valley Regional Girls Softball League will hold its annual open house Saturday at 3 p.m. for new players and their parents. The event will be held at the Freedom Park Softball Complex in Drums. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to tlsports@timesleader.com or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

B O X I N G Fight Schedule 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. At Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Victor Cayo vs. Nate Campbell, 10, junior welterweights. At Reliant Arena, Houston (HBO), Erik Morales vs. Danny Garcia, 12, for Morales’s WBC junior welterweight title; James Kirkland Vs. Carlos Molina, 12, junior middleweights. At Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, Hernan Marquez vs. Rodel Mayol, 12, for marquez’s WBA World flyweight title. March 27 At Tokyo, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai vs. Yota Sato, 12, for Sor Rungvisai’s WBC super flyweight title. March 30 At Mahsantucket, Conn. (ESPN2), Hanky Lundy vs Dannie Williams, 10, lightweights; Elvin Ayala vs. Hector Camacho Jr., 10, middleweights. March 31 At Lima, Peru, Jose Alfredo Rodriguez vs. Alberto Rossel, 12, for the interim WBA World light flyweight title. April 4 At Yokohama, Japan, Koki Kameda vs. Noudly Manakane, 12, for Kameda’s WBA bantamweight title; Tomonobu Shimizu, vs. Tepparith Singwancha, 12, for Shimizu’s WBA World super flyweight title.


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McIlroy, Tiger on the hunt at Doral By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

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Hockey fans pause to take pictures of a statue depicting Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux outside the Consol Energy Center before Wednesday night’s game between the Penguins and the Toronto Maple Leafs in Pittsburgh.

DORAL, Fla. — Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are at Doral to build momentum in different ways. McIlroy is the new No. 1 in golf after winning the Honda Classic. He is not concerned with how long he can stay there as much as he is winning the Cadillac Championship in his last tournament before Augusta National. “This is a World Golf Championship, and it’s my last event before the Masters,” McIlroy said. “I’d love to give myself a chance to win here again this week, and go into that three-week break with a lot of confidence.” Woods is coming off a 62, the lowest final round of his career, hopeful that it’s the strongest sign yet that he is close to a full return to form that made him No. 1

longer than anyone. For both, last week is nothing but a memory, albeit a happy one. “Doesn’t count,” Woods said Wednesday before going out for a practice round on the TPC Blue Monster at Doral. “That tournament is over with, whether you missed the cut or won the tournament. It’s over. Now we’re on to a new week, a new golf course, and have to learn it and be ready by Thursday.” What remains to be seen is which moment is more meaningful going forward. Not only was it the best score for Woods in more than two years, it was nearly nine shots better than the average score in the final round at windswept PGA National. He ended his big charge with a 5-iron that was exquisite, finishing 8 feet away

for eagle. But he still didn’t win, and hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since September 2009. Woods is coming up on a stretch of courses he knows well. He is a threetime winner at Doral, and it’s the only tournament he regularly plays that he has never finished out of the top 10. Two weeks later is Bay Hill, where he has won a record 10 times. And while statistics can be meaningless, especially this early in the year, Woods took note of the fact that he’s No. 1 in total driving, which is a combination of accuracy (No. 5) and distance (No. 14). “Now it’s on to other aspects of the game,” Woods said. “You have to take up and focus on the weaknesses, make them strengths. And we’ve done that, and we still have some more weakness-

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UM may have broken rule ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan’s football program might have violated a secondary NCAA rule. Spokesman Justin Dickens confirmed Wednesday that the school’s compliance department has been notified a rule may have been broken by receiver Roy Roundtree and linebacker Kenny Demens. The two posted messages on their Twitter accounts to congratulate a recruit. Roundtree and Demens tweeted to linebacker Mike McCray of TrotwoodMadison High School in Ohio after the highly touted prospect decided to play for the Wolverines. NCAA rules prohibit messages being sent to recruits through social media from accounts affiliated with someone from the school.

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Temple to join Big East NEW YORK — Temple will join the Big East for football next season, with all its other sports moving to the conference in 2013. The school announced the switch Wednesday. Temple has played in the MAC in football and the Atlantic 10 for other sports. Adding the Owls allows the Big East to replace West Virginia, which is leaving for the Big 12, on its football schedule next season. Temple previously played in the Big East in just football but was pushed out in 2004 because the program was struggling badly. The Owls turned their fortunes around in the MAC. BASEBALL

Fenway Park earns listing on Historic Places register BOSTON — The century-old home of the Boston Red Sox is being listed on the National Register of Historic Places to help ensure decades of new thrills. Fenway Park has seen heart-stopping wins and crushing defeats and hosted baseball greats Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski. The register listing means changes to Fenway are subject to review by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. The Red Sox say they sought the designation and are pleased the ballpark “will be counted among America’s most treasured historical places.” Fenway was built during the Golden Age of Ballparks. Its first official game was played April 20, 1912. It’s the nation’s oldest operating major-league baseball stadium. It hasn’t always been so revered. In the 1960s, it faced possible demolition. In the 1990s, there were plans for a new park on the South Boston waterfront. NFL

Seahawks release Trufant RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks have released cornerback Marcus Trufant, who missed most of last season with a back injury. Seahawks general manager John Schneider says the team decided to release Trufant on Wednesday to give him an opportunity to “explore the full window of unrestricted free agency.” Drafted by Seattle with the 11th overall pick in 2003, Trufant started all but one of the 124 regular-season games he played with the Seahawks. He also started all nine postseason games he played with the team.

es to look at and to fix.” There is talk of a potential rivalry, which is possible despite Woods and McIlroy being a generation apart. Rivalries aren’t always determined by head-to-head meetings as much as how often players win. That’s why Woods and Phil Mickelson established the best rivalry of their generation. “I’m going to let other people make the comparisons,” McIlroy said. “I’m not going to try and compare myself to anyone else. I’ve never said that I want to be the next anyone. I just want to be the first Rory McIlroy, however good that turns out to be. Then, I’ll try my best to win tournaments and to win majors and to be the best player in the world. “There’s still a long road ahead, and I feel like I can accomplish a lot more.”

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Texas starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws during the second inning against the San Diego Padres in a spring training game on Wednesday in Peoria, Ariz. It was his debut after signing a nine-figure contract with the Rangers.

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Yu Darvish struck out three in two scoreless innings and made a run-saving play in his spring training debut during the Texas Rangers’ 6-2 win over a split squad of San Diego Padres on Wednesday. The Rangers spent more than $107 million this winter to land the 6foot-5 right-hander who was a dominant pitcher for seven years in Japan. Darvish’s stated goal is to become the world’s best pitcher. Pitching exclusively out of the stretch, Darvish threw 36 pitches, 26 for strikes. He allowed two hits, both doubles. He struck out his first batter, Cameron Maybin, looking, and his last, John Baker, swinging. He also made two nice defensive plays, one which prevented a run in the second.

less innings as Washington and St. Louis played to a tie. Cardinals reliever Lance Lynn gave up a tying, two-run homer to Carlos Maldonado in the ninth. The game was called after nine innings. Zimmermann allowed three hits and walked one in his exhibition debut. St. Louis prospect Shelby Miller made the first spring training start of his career. He gave up a leadoff double to Ian Desmond and an RBI single to Jason Michaels, then retired the side in order in the second inning. Daniel Descalso homered for St. Louis.

Astros 10, Phillies 3 CLEARWATER, Fla. — Vance Worley gave up two runs in his first start of spring training and Philadelphia was roughed up Houston. Worley, who finished third in the Tigers 5, Braves 1 National League Rookie of the Year LAKELAND, Fla. — Miguel Cabre- voting in 2011, allowed singles to ra hit his first home run of the spring each of the first two batters of the and Ryan Raburn had a two-run triple game and allowed a run in each of his two innings. Worley wasn’t too conin the Detroit’s victory over Atlanta. cerned as he was working on his new Raburn tripled against Atlanta starter Brandon Beachy in the second split-fingered changeup. Jordan Schafer and J.D. Martinez inning. Beachy gave up four runs over led the Astros. Schafer, who started two innings in his first start. off the game with a single and scored Cabrera drove a pitch from Jairo the first run, went 3 for 4. Martinez Ascancio over the berm in the left had two hits and three RBIs. field corner. Houston right-hander Bud Norris Rookie Jacob Turner walked four threw three hitless innings in his first and didn’t make it through the secstart of the spring. ond inning in his first start. Left-hander Andy Oliver pitched Blue Jays (SS) 8, Pirates 6 three shutout innings for Detroit. BRADENTON, Fla. — Pittsburgh Orioles 6, Twins 0 starter Jeff Karstens tossed three scoreless innings, but the Toronto SARASOTA, Fla. — Baltimore newcomer Wei-Yin Chen made a neat Blue Jays’ split squad rallied from a debut, pitching two scoreless innings four-run deficit for a victory. Making his exhibition debut, Karas the Orioles beat Minnesota. stens gave up two hits and struck out Chen, a native of Taiwan, pitched one. in Japan the last four seasons. Backed by solo homers from Pedro Robert Andino and Adam Jones had RBI singles. Jai Miller hit a three- Alvarez and Garrett Jones, the Pirates led 4-0 after three innings. Starling run double in the eighth. Marte hit a two-run shot in the sevIn his second spring start, Carl enth for Pittsburgh. Pavano allowed a run and six hits in Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek althree innings. In five innings, Pavano has given up three runs and nine hits. lowed three runs on four hits in two innings. Nationals 3, Cardinals 3 (9 inn.) Toronto’s Yan Gomes hit a solo homer in the seventh that broke a VIERA, Fla. — Jordan Zimmermann struck out three in three score- 4-all tie.

Red Sox 3, Blue Jays (SS) 3 (9 inn.) DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto shortstop Omar Vizquel’s throwing error gave Boston two runs and helped the Red Sox tie a split squad of Toronto Blue Jays in a game halted after nine innings. Singles by Lars Anderson and Kelly Shoppach in the Boston fourth and a wild pitch by Francisco Cordero put runners on second and third with two outs. Vizquel fielded Juan Carlos Linares’ grounder and threw low to first, the ball skipping past Edwin Encarnacion. Ryan Sweeney’s sacrifice fly in the third inning gave Boston the early lead. Encarnacion’s two-run single put the Blue Jays ahead. Rays 4, Yankees 0 TAMPA, Fla. — James Shields sailed through his first spring training start. The Tampa Bay right-hander pitched two perfect innings, and the Rays beat the New York Yankees. Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs and three hits over two innings during his Yankees’ spring training debut. New York signed the former Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher to a $10 million, one-year contract. The Rays are playing without Evan Longoria, who has a bruised right hand. Stephen Vogt, who had 105 RBIs at Double and Triple-A last season, drove in a pair of runs with a triple off Kuroda during a three-run second. He finished 3 for 3. Mets 7, Marlins (SS) 0 JUPITER, Fla. — Justin Turner homered, had three hits and drove in three runs for New York in a win over a Miami Marlins split-squad that did not include former Mets star Jose Reyes. Jonathon Niese pitched two hitless innings and struck out two for the Mets. Turner had two RBI singles in his first two at-bats before homering to left field off of Rob Rasmussen. Reyes, who left the Mets for the Marlins, was in Miami for the other split-squad game.

NEW YORK — Senior Henry Sims and freshman Otto Porter each scored 20 points to lead No. 13 Georgetown to a 64-52 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday in the second round of the Big East tournament. Sims grabbed 13 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Hoyas (23-7), who will play fourth-seeded Cincinnati in the quarterfinals on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Georgetown lost to eventual champion Connecticut in the second round of last year’s Big East tournament. Ashton Gibbs had 14 points for the 13th-seeded Panthers (17-16), who went through two 8-minute scoring droughts during the game and couldn’t recover from Georgetown’s 16-2 run to close the first half that gave the Hoyas a 31-23 lead. Louisville 61, Seton Hall 55 NEW YORK — Peyton Siva had 14 points and six steals, and Louisville held off Seton Hall to reach the Big East tournament quarterfinals, leaving the Pirates to sweat out Selection Sunday as they hope for an NCAA tournament bid. Kyle Kuric added 13 points and Gorgui Dieng stuffed Seton Hall inside with six blocks and 10 rebounds to help the seventh-seeded Cardinals advance to play ninth-ranked and second-seeded Marquette on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Russ Smith scored five of his 11 down the stretch as Louisville (23-9) thwarted Seton Hall’s late charge to stop a two-game skid. Jordan Theodore scored 17 and Herb Pope had 11 points and 15 rebounds to lead the 10th-seeded Pirates (20-12), sitting tenuously on the NCAA bubble. Seton Hall shot just 33 percent — including 3 of 19 from 3-point range — and lost for the 10th time in its final 15 games. Lehigh 82, Bucknell 77 LEWISBURG — Gabe Knutson blocked Cameron Ayers’ baseline layup attempt with 7 seconds left and C.J. McCollum scored 29 points to help Lehigh hold off Bucknell to win the Patriot League tournament. After Mackey McKnight missed two foul shots, the Bison trailed 7877 and had a chance to take the lead, but couldn’t get the ball into leading scorer Mike Muscala. LIU 90, Robert Morris 73 NEW YORK — Julian Boyd scored 18 points, Jason Brickman had 11 assists and Long Island University’s fast-breaking Blackbirds made it two straight Northeast Conference championships with a victory against Robert Morris. In a rematch of last season’s NEC title game thriller, Boyd and the Blackbirds (25-8) didn’t need overtime to fend off the Colonials (24-10) this year and earn another NCAA bid. And they drew New York’s most famous basketball fan to their little gym on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Spike Lee jumped from his seat, arms raised, when Boyd hit a 3 pointer that put LIU up 68-54 with 6:20 remaining. Velton Jones, RMU’s leading scorer, was knocked hard to the floor in the opening minutes and appeared to come away with sore ribs. He played most of the game and scored 10 points, though he shot 3 for 12.


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Christian sophomore Richie Cerebe (35-2), the No. 5 seed from the Southeast Region. Here’s a look at the nine Notes: Harry, now a two-time Wyoming Valley Conference state qualifier, is coming off his wrestlers competing in the first Northeast PIAA Championships at the Regional Giant Center in Hershey today championship through Saturday with their and his second profile of accomplishments and straight disa size-up of their respective trict title. He brackets: enters this CLASS 2A weekend with a 73-9 career Dominic DeGraba, Dallas Harry record. (106) – Grade: 11 Record: 42-8; School Notes: Harry is trying First bout: Wilson Area junior to be the first sophomore from Jaryd Flank (37-4), who is the No. 5 seed from the Southeast Lake-Lehman to win a state medal since Matt Dragon took Regional. fifth at 130 in 2003. He became Notes: A the first regional champ for the two-time reBlack Knights since Dragon and gional qualAndy Josuweit both won gold ifier, DeGraba in 2005. A state championship claimed his would be the fifth all-time for first district title two weeks Lehman and the first since Scott Davis won in 2007. The ago and DeGraba last state medal for Lehman claimed his first regional title last weekend was Shane Stark’s third-place in 2010. to qualify for the PIAA ChamSizing up the bracket: pionships for the first time. His Three-time defending state 42 wins are the most of any champion Jimmy Gulibon (22-1) WVC wrestler this season. In his first two varsity seasons, he from Derry Area is on the opposite side of Harry, so the two has 80 wins. School Notes: He is the first could only meet in the finals. In Harry’s half of the bracket, the Mountaineer to qualify for the only two state placewinners state tournament since John from last year are Schuylkill McCue advanced at 215 in 2006. A state title for DeGraba Valley’s Arty Walsh (36-3) and Central Cambria’s Ben Rager would be the first in wrestling (35-2), who both took fifth, but in Dallas’ school history. A are facing off in the preliminmedal would be Dallas’ first aries. Gulibon is ranked first in since Matt Gingo placed sevthe state according to Premier enth in 1999. PA Rankings, while Walsh is Sizing up the bracket: The second, Rager fourth and Hadefending state champion, nover’s Ian Brown (35-2) third, Jason Nolf from Kittanning is who will have to go through now wrestling at 113. The two top-ranked grapplers according Gulibon to reach the finals. Andy Schutz, Wyoming to Premier PA Rankings, Darian Area (132) – Grade: 11 Record: Cruz (39-2) from Bethlehem 30-3; First bout: South HunCatholic and Justin Patrick tingdon junior Brennan Shields (35-1) from Ligonier Valley are (35-8), the No. 2 seed out of on the opposite side of DeGrathe Southwest Regional. ba. Notes: Schutz is making his A first-round win for DeGraba first state appearance after a would likely set up a quarterfithird-place showing at last nal bout against the thirdweekend’s regional tournaranked wrestler in the state in ment. Last month, he wrapped Boiling Springs freshman Korup his schoolbin Myers (44-3). record third Vito Pasone, Meyers (113) – district chamGrade: 12 Record: 33-4; First pionship and bout: Bishop McDevitt sophocurrently has more Terrence White (34-9), 96 career who is the No. 5 seed from the wins. In 2010, Southeast Schutz placed Region. fourth in the Notes: A Schutz region. four-time School Notes: Wyoming regional qualifier, Pasone is Area has never crowned a state champion in wrestling. The now a threeWarriors only have four state time state medalists in school history and qualifier and Pasone Schutz could be the first medwill be trying alist since Don Morgan claimed to improve on last year’s sevthird in 1996. enth-place showing. He’s comSizing up the bracket: ing off his first regional chamSchutz’s first opponent, pionship, which followed a Shields, is unranked according runner-up finish in 2011 and a to Premier PA Rankings, while third-place showing in 2009. the Warriors standout is 10th. School Notes: Pasone is a But possibly waiting for Schutz four-time District 2 champion in the quarterfinals is Biglerand holds the Meyers record ville’s Laike Gardner (38-4), for most career wins with 142. who is ranked fourth according A state title would add to the Mohawks’ District 2 record of 13 to the publication and was the state runner-up last year. Beand would be the first for the thlehem Catholic’s Randy Cruz Mohawks since Joe Rovelli in (38-2) and Benton’s Colt Cotten 2004. (33-2) are ranked first and Sizing up the bracket: Pasone is ranked third in the state second, respectively and sit on according to Premier PA Rank- the opposite side of the bracket. Then there’s Claysburgings. The first two ranked acKimmel’s James Dodson (37-0) cording to the publication – atop the bracket as the lone Kittanning’s Jason Nolf (39-0) and Trinity’s Ryan Diehl (37-0) – unbeaten in the weight and Reynolds senior Dylan D’Urso are on the opposite side of Pasone. With a win over White, (36-1), who placed third a year Pasone may see Ligonier Valley ago. Darren Stucker, Meyers junior Joshua Patrick in the quarters. The Mohawk defeated (145) – Grade: 12 Record: 24-5; First bout: Fort LeBoeuf senior Patrick 7-4 in last year’s first Kody Pace (44-8), who enters round. But Patrick has to get past Boiling Springs’ Joseph as the second seed from the Byers, who was second in the Northwest Region. state at 103 last year. Diehl won Notes: Stucker, who is partica state title last year in West ipating in his first state tournaVirginia, while Nolf won a gold ment, placed fourth in the at 103 last year. region last weekend and is a Austin Harry, Lake-Lehman two-time District 2 Class 2A (126) – Grade: 10 Record: 37-1; champion. The three-time reFirst bout: Philadelphia-Mont gional qualifier now has a pair

in the state according to Premier PA Rankings, one spot ahead of Hoffman. Perry Hills (31-0) from Pittsburgh Central Catholic placed fourth last season and is ranked first according to PPR. He could be waiting for Hoffman if both advance to the semifinals. Wilson (West Lawn) sophomore Hunter Hatlee (37-6) or Bellefonte junior Nicholas Shawley (36-7), who both did not qualify last year, could see Hoffman in the quarters. Chris Wesolowski, Pittston Area (285) – Grade: 12 Record: 21-12; First bout: Kiski Area sophomore Shane Kuhn (34-4), who enters as the second seed from the Northwest Region. Notes: Wesolowski, the No. 2 seed the Northeast Regional, is making his first trip to Hershey. He also advanced to regionals last weekend for the first time after a runner-up showing at districts. His last five losses have all come to Coughlin’s Wesolowski Brad Emerick (39-0). He hasn’t lost to anyone other than Emerick since December. School Notes: Wesolowski is CLASS 3A trying to become just the secKyle Hankinson, Crestwood ond state champion for the Patriots and could join his (145) – Grade: 12 Record: 27-3; coach, James Woodall, in that First bout: Canon-McMillan category; Woodall’s title came senior Dario Dobbin (36-9), in 1999. The last medalist for who wrapped up the second Pittston Area was Robbie Robseed from the Southwest Reinson, who placed second in gion last weekend. 2008. Notes: Making his first state His half of the bracket: Weappearance, Hankinson is a four-time regional qualifier and solowski’s first opponent is the runner-up from the Southwest a two-time district champ. He Region and did not qualify for enters this weekend with 95 the PIAA’s last season. Chamcareer wins after finishing bersburg senior Dawson Peck (10-0) is ranked first in the state second at the according to Premier PA RankNortheast Regional Tour- ings after knocking off defending state champion Averee nament last Robinson (38-3) in the South weekend. Central Regional final. Peck was School also runner-up last year to Notes: A gold Hankinson Robinson. Josh Duplin (34-1) medal would be the fourth all-time for Crest- from Westmont Hilltop placed wood and the team’s first since fifth in the state last year. Brad Emerick, Coughlin Joe Kemmerer in 2004. A state medal would be the first for the (285) – Grade: 11 Record: 39-0; First bout: McDowell sophoComets since Jake O’Hara more Scot Augustine (34-7), placed third in 2009. Sizing up the bracket: East- who is the third seed from the Northwest Region. on’s Mitchell Minotti (37-0) is a Notes: Emerick has won defending PIAA champion, several gold medals this season while Chambersburg junior and would love to leave HerGarett Hammond (35-4) was shey with one more. He’s comrunner-up a year ago. Haming off his first regional and mond and Hankinson could district championship and is square off in the quarters if participating in his first state both are victorious in the first event. He has the most wins in round. After those two, only his bracket Hankinson’s first opponent was and is the only a state medalist last year takunbeaten ing seventh. No other participawrestler with nt in Hankinson’s half of the more than 10 bracket were state qualifiers in wins in the 2011. weight class. Chad Hoffman, Hazleton ChambersArea (195) – Grade: 12 Record: burg’s Dawson 34-4; First bout: P.J. Steinmetz Emerick Peck is 10-0. (39-3), a junior from Council School Notes: A state title Rock South and the Southeast for Emerick would be the first Regional champion. Notes: Hoffman is coming off in school history for the Cruhis second saders. Last year, Josh Popple straight thirdwas runner-up and became just place showing the third wrestler in school at the Northhistory to advance to the state east Regional final. Tournament to His half of the bracket: A become a win in the first round for the two-time state fifth-ranked wrestler in the qualifier. He state according to Premier PA Hoffman took eighth at Rankings would likely set up a states last year and enters with match against defending state 108 career victories. champion Averee Robinson School Notes: Hoffman is (38-3) from Susquehanna looking to become just the Township. Cody Klempay (38-1) second PIAA Champion in Hafrom Canon-McMillan took third zleton Area history joining Nate in the state last year and is Eachus in 2007. The last medranked third in the state. Klemalists for the Cougars came in pay and Robinson are the only 2010 when Pat LaBuz took sixth two in Emerick’s side of the and Jared Kay placed third. bracket who were state qualSizing up the bracket: Hoff- ifiers last season. man’s first opponent didn’t qualify for this event last season, but he is still ranked fourth

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room is lined with banners honoring some of the team’s greatest stars, including, of course, Manning himself, flanked by Pro Football Hall of Famer members Eric Dickerson and John Mackey. Clearly, this was not an easy goodbye for Manning. He even got choked up while discussing all of the Colts employees he’ll no longer be around, pausing to collect himself while noting: “We’ve got the greatest equipment guys in the world.” “I think about those type of re-

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he signed in July, although both owner and player insisted the decision was not really about money. The Colts are widely expected to begin moving on by taking Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in April’s draft. Irsay repeatedly used the word “rebuilding” and acknowledged:

“We’re definitely a few years away.” Manning won’t retire and hopes to be playing in the NFL at the start of next season. Still, he said Wednesday: “I’ll always be a Colt. I always will be. That’ll never change.” The announcement was made in a room at the Colts’ complex normally reserved for celebratory news conferences, such as the hiring of a new coach or general manager — two other major steps Irsay took recently. The

of regional medals and enters the PIAA Championships with 87 career wins. School Notes: A state title would be the first for the Mohawks since Joe Stucker Rovelli was crowned titlist in 2004. Stucker could join teammate Vito Pasone as a state medalist. Pasone took seventh last year. Sizing up the bracket: Stucker’s first opponent qualified for last year’s tournament, but didn’t place. A win for Stucker could set up a bout with Juniata senior Zach Beitz (38-1), who is ranked first in the state according to Premier PA Rankings and finished third in the state last year. Hughesville’s Kyle Barnes (37-0), the lone unbeaten in the weight and is ranked second in the state, sits atop the bracket, while Stucker is near the bottom. Only two others in the bracket – Ryan Todora (35-9) from Bethlehem Catholic and Joe Hibbler (32-5) from Seneca – were placewinners last year. They are both on Stucker’s half of the bracket.

lationships — not necessarily always on the field, and the touchdown throw to win the game. It’s the behind the scenes. The laughs. The stories. The times spent together. Those are the memories. Those aren’t going away. Those will be with me for the rest of my life.” Manning forever will be thought of around these parts as No. 18, the quarterback who led the Colts to an NFL championship, barking out signals while waving his arms at the line of

THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com STATE WRESTLING MEDALS A list of individual PIAA wrestling medals won by District 2 schools School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Abington Heights 2 1 1 0 1 Berwick 0 5 2 2 2 *Bishop Hoban 0 0 0 1 0 *Bishop O’Hara 1 0 0 0 1 Blue Ridge 0 1 0 1 0 Coughlin 0 3 3 1 2 Crestwood 3 1 1 4 2 Dallas 0 0 1 0 1 Delaware Valley 1 0 3 3 1 Elk Lake 0 0 0 0 0 *Forty Fort 10 18 0 0 0 GAR 1 2 0 0 0 Hanover Area 2 5 2 1 2 Hazleton Area 1 1 2 2 2 Honesdale 1 1 1 0 0 *Kingston 8 5 0 0 0 Lackawanna Trail 1 0 2 1 2 Lake-Lehman 5 2 4 7 4 Meyers 13 3 3 5 1 Montrose 1 1 0 0 1 *Mountain View 0 0 0 0 1 Nanticoke 1 0 0 0 0 *Northwest 0 1 0 0 0 Pittston Area 1 2 3 0 2 *Plymouth 1 2 0 0 0 Scranton 0 0 1 0 0 Scranton Prep 0 0 0 0 0 Susquehanna 0 0 0 0 0 Tunkhannock 0 0 0 0 1 Valley View 0 2 2 0 0 Wallenpaupack 0 0 0 0 0 West Scranton 0 1 0 1 1 Western Wayne 0 0 0 1 1 Wyoming Area 0 0 1 1 2 Wyoming Valley West 3 5 2 1 1 * Programs no longer exist

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Coughlin’s Brad Emerick (3A, 285) – are significant in many ways. The three 2A titlists mark the first time that’s happened in District 2 since Berwick’s trio of Tyler Perry, Nick Venditti and Aaron Karns won gold medals in 2007. The last time three regional winners were crowned from three different schools occurred in 2004. A pair of state champions from the WVC were crowned that year in Meyers’ Joe Rovelli (2A) and Crestwood’s Joe Kemmerer (3A). Four regional winners from four different schools hasn’t happened for the conference since 2007, which also saw a pair of PIAA champions crowned in Lake-Lehman’s Scott Davis (2A) and Eachus (3A). It just so happens that all four schools that fielded those past champions are wrestling this weekend. That could be a good omen for the nine WVC stars. There are many other bright spots for WVC participants as well. Emerick (39-0) is one of just 11 undefeated wrestlers in the 3A tourney. The last unbeaten from the WVC to enter states was Emerick’s teammate, Josh Popple, who advanced to last year’s state final. Emerick is joined in his bracket by Pittston Area’s Chris Wesolowski. When they both made the regional final, it marked the third straight year and the fourth time in five years that two D2 wrestlers wrestled for a regional title in the same weight. Seven of those eight participants walked away with a state medal the same year. Then there’s Crestwood’s Kyle Hankinson (3A, 145), who may have won a regional title if he didn’t run into a defending state champion in Easton’s Mitchell Minotti in the regional finals bout. Hankinson, along with Meyers’ Darren Stucker, haven’t wrestled in many matches this

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dor to the Dominican Republic. (Hertell was bought out by the other two this year). In exchange for a percentage of any eventual signing bonus, the academy houses, feeds, schools and trains potential players on a complex in Boca Chica that includes a full field and an infield. The company also rents a house in Panama and uses a field across the street, then sends players to the Dominican comscrimmage to change a play after reading the defense — something he did as well as any QB. He’ll be remembered, too, for his record four MVP awards, his 50,000 yards passing and his 200 consecutive starts. Most of all, Manning will be the guy in the horseshoe helmet who turned around a franchise and transformed a basketball-loving city into a football hotbed that hosted the Super Bowl a month ago. And during that Super Bowl week, the hottest topic of conver-

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season due to injuries so they may be overlooked in their respective brackets. But if they had participated in a full season, they may be close to combining for 80 wins. They were both fourth-place finishers in the region in 2011 and are ready for a state run. How about Hazleton Area’s Chad Hoffman at 195 in Class 3A? The senior, along with Pasone, are the only returning state qualifiers from 2010. Hoffman placed eighth last year, while Pasone was seventh. When a wrestler places one year, he often improves the next season. The last time a Cougar qualified for states in back-to-back seasons was Pat LaBuz in 2009 and 2010. LaBuz was cruising in the tournament before dropping out in the semis with an injury. He still placed sixth his second year. The last Mohawk to improve on his state performance was Rovelli after taking second in 2003. DeGraba enters the event with the most wins of any conference qualifier with 42. The last to lead the league in wins and advance to states was Popple. Wyoming Area’s Andy Schutz (2A, 132), a third-place finisher at regionals, is the first in school history to win three District 2 golds. He surpassed Don Morgan (1996 grad) and four other two-time district champs. Morgan is also the last Warrior wrestler to qualify for states when he took third in 1996; that place is the highest in school history. So with history on Schutz’s side could more be on the way? Don’t forget about Harry. The Lehman sophomore became the first freshman from the WVC in recent history to win a match in the state tournament last season. The last sophomore from all of District 2 to win a few matches was Lackawanna Trail’s Eric Laytos, who capped his that 2010 season with a state gold at 215 in Class 2A. With so much history being talked about this weekend, it may bode well for the locals to add to it. plex when they are ready. It also employs a scout in Venezuela. “Some of these students have never gone to schools or dropped out at the third- or fourthgrade level. We try to give them some life skills,” Guerra said, describing how they attend night school during the week and Dominican schools on the weekend. Rafael Perez, MLB’s director of Dominican operations, calls it “the nicest academy of any agent,” saying it’s similar to the complex the Yankees had built right across the street. “And they produce a lot of players.” sation was Peyton Manning, not his younger brother Eli, who wound up leading the New York Giants to the title. “There will be no other Peyton Manning,” Irsay said, adding that he hoped Wednesday’s joint appearance would serve to “honor incredible memories and incredible things that he’s done for the franchise, for the city, for the state.” This marks the end of a strong marriage between a player and team.


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District 2 tournament in need of change Now that the District 2 playoffs are done, there needs to be a few fixes prior to the next two-year cycle. First, if the district keeps the same format, it needs to seed the teams in Class 3A and 2A regardless of whether they play in the Wyoming Valley Conference or Lackawanna League. There is absolutely no way GAR and Riverside should have played in the first round of the 2A playoffs. By getting the WVC No. 2 seed, GAR drew a tougher openinground opponent than WVC No. 3 seed Hanover Area, which played Lakeland out of the Lackawanna League. Class 4A also needs some tinkering. District 4’s Williamsport was seeded fourth because it had a worst overall record than Delaware Valley, the third seed. That made top-seeded Scranton, considered District 2’s best team, face Williamsport in the semifinals where it lost in overtime.

JOHN ERZAR NOTEBOOK Williamsport went on to demolish DelVal 54-22 in the title game. A possible change could be making Williamsport no lower than the third seed as long as its overall record is above .500. The Millionaires play an independent schedule that is much tougher than many around here. After talking with and listening to several WVC coaches about district playoffs, as well as diatribe by one coach on why his team missed the playoffs while another made it, let’s just say they’re not a happy bunch overall.

ranked in the latest state rankings by The Patriot-News in Harrisburg. Meyers moved up from seventh to fifth in Class 2A. Holy Cross dropped from ninth to 10th. Riverside is an honorable mention. The only glaring omission is GAR. Although the Grenadiers’ season is over, their only losses were to Meyers twice and to Riverside in overtime.

ANOTHER REMINDER Once again, Meyers’ Class 2A first-round game with Athens has been moved to Pittston Area High School. Tipoff is 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

THE BLACK HOLE Scranton Prep’s consolation prize for finishing second in the D2-3A playoffs? A trip to Shamokin High School for a 7:30 p.m. game on Friday. Shamokin has an excellent facility and ample parking. The problem is the high school may be the hardest place on earth to find. And the hardest to leave because of a maze of one-way streets around the school. The stories of lost travelers to this school are too many to mention.

STATE RANKINGS Only three District 2 teams are

BEST AND WORST There are only three unbeaten

Wyoming Valley coaches name divisional all-stars

teams among the 128 in the state playoffs’ four classifications. District 1 champion Chester (27-0) is the only unbeaten in Class 4A. In 3A, there are two – D7 champ New Castle (26-0) and D10 champ General McLane (24-0). As for the worst record, it belongs to D2-A champion Susquehanna (8-15). The only other sub-.500 teams are D2-A second seed Old Forge, D3-A third seed Camp Hill (12-14), D7-A fifth seed Sewickley Academy (11-12) and D12-4A second seed John Bartrum (11-15). To put that number in perspective, there have been four sub.500 teams in the state tournament in the past five seasons combined. Oddly, two of them – Clairton in 2011 and Camp Hill in 2007 – won opening-round games.

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The Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball coaches recently selected their all-stars for their three divisions. The Times Leader will select an all-WVC team at a later date. Division I: Hazleton Area senior Travis Buckner was selected as the divisional MVP. Joining him on the first team were Crestwood’s John Fazzini, Pittston Area’s Steve Stravinski, Wyoming Valley West’s James McCann and Coughlin’s Marcus Cobb. Second team selections were Hazleton Area’s Sal Biasi and Tyler Plaksa, Crestwood’s Chris Fazzini, Wyoming Valley West’s Jaquan Ingram and Pittston Area’s Steve Sklanka. Honorable mention choices were Coughlin’s Nate Oliver, Crestwood’s Brady Gallagher and Mike Judge, Pittston Area’s Jordan Houseman, Hazleton Area’s Frankie Vito and Wyoming Valley West’s Brett Good. Hazleton Area’s Mike Joseph was named Coach of the Year. Division II: Dallas senior Shane Dunn was selected for divisional MVP honors. Also selected to the first team were Tunkhannock’s James Hawk, Holy Redeemer’s Will Cavanaugh and Ryan DeRemer and Dallas’ Paul Brace. The second team consisted of Wyoming Area’s Lou Vullo, Dallas’ Bob Saba and Jason Simonovich, and Tunkhannock’s Brian Stephenson and Austin Yanora. Honorable mention picks were Holy Redeemer’s Dalton Ell and Christina Choman, Tunkhannock’s A.J. Bevan, Berwick’s Jimmy Gaizick and Wyoming Area’s Bart Chupka. Dallas’ Doug Miller was selected Coach of the Year. Division III: Meyers junior Ryan Krawczeniuk was named the divisional MVP. Other first-team allstars were Meyers’ Rasheed Moore and Eugene Le-

STATE PREDICTIONS Taking a stab at this season’s state champions: Class 4A, Chester; 3A, Neumann-Goretti; 2A, Imhotep Charter; and A, Constitution.

wis, Hanover Area’s ShaQuille Rolle, GAR’s Darrell Crawford and Northwest’s Devon Mazonkey. The second team was GAR’s Isaiah Francis and Matt Sharpe, Lake-Lehman’s Pete Borum, Nanticoke’s Kevin Zaykoski and Wyoming Seminary’s E.J. Flippen. Honorbale mention selections were GAR’s Christian Skrepenak and Shaliek Powell, Lake-Lehman’s Kevin Bohan and Chris O’Connor, Meyers’ Fabian Smith, Wyoming Seminary’s Sean Callahan, Northwest’s Garret Yustat and Nanticoke’s Luke Casey and Joey Yudichak. Meyers’ Pat Toole was selected Coach of the Year.

All-Star Game seniors named The coaches picked rosters for the WVC Senior All-Star Game, which will be played March 30 at Holy Redeemer High School. Coughlin’s Mike Day will coach the East team. Dallas’ Doug Miller will coach the West. East Roster: Coughlin – Marcus Cobb; Crestwood – John Fazzini and Mike Judge; GAR – Darrell Crawford, Shaliek Powell and Matt Sharpe; Hanover Area – ShaQuille Rolle and Martin Steve; Meyers – Eugene Lewis and Fabian Smith; MMI Prep – George Gera; Nanticoke – Joey Yudichak and Kevin Zaykoski; Pittston Area – Steve Sklanka and Steve Stravinski. West Roster: Berwick – Jimmy Gaizick; Dallas – Paul Brace, Shane Dunn and Bob Saba; Holy Redeemer – Will Cavanaugh, Christian Choman, Ryan DeRemer and Dalton Ell; Lake-Lehman – Kevin Bohan and Chris O’Connor; Northwest – Christian Foley and Garret Yustat; Tunkhannock – A.J. Bevan and James Hawk; Wyoming Area – Lou Vullo; Wyoming Seminary – Josh Lefkowitz; Wyoming Valley West – James McCann.

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PHILADELPHIA — Evan Turner scored a career-best 26 points, helping the Philadelphia 76ers rout the Boston Celtics 103-71 Wednesday night to maintain their lead in the Atlantic Division. Before tip-off, Turner denied a radio report that a mystery problem was causing his inconsistent play. Then Turner went out and proved he’s just fine. He shot 11 of 19 and grabbed nine rebounds. Six Sixers scored in double figures, including Elton Brand (18), Lou Williams (15) and Nik Vucevic (14). Vucevic’s 12 rebounds were a high for the rookie. Andre Iguodala had 10 points, eight assists and seven boards. Wizards 106, Lakers 101 WASHINGTON — Roger Mason led a spirited fourthquarter comeback with nine points in the period, Kobe Bryant lost his shooting touch down the stretch, and the Washington Wizards rallied from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit Wednesday night to stun the Los Angeles Lakers. Bulls 106, Bucks 104 MILWAUKEE — Derrick Rose drilled a long jumper at

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He said injuries or a suspension, each of which the committee considers when making up the bracket, could change the picture. “The bottom line is, everyone today knows that if the season ended, we would say those two teams are the best in the country,” Hathaway said. As is typical in the lead-up to Selection Sunday, the chairman talked a lot about process but offered few specifics or promises. He said the Big Ten, widely perceived as the strongest conference top to bottom this season, would not receive special consideration for a top seed. “The fact of the matter is, conference RPI and conference rankings are not brought up in the rating room at all,” Hathaway said, speaking to a change the selection committee made in the time since he joined five years ago. He said the knee injury to freshman Branden Dawson of Michigan State, denying the Spartans of an eight-point, fourrebound player as they head into the postseason, could play into

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the buzzer, powering the Chicago Bulls to a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jeff Slanovec threw out the potential game-tying run at the plate to end the game and lift the Misericordia baseball team to an 8-7 win over Susquehanna on Wednesday in Fort Pierce, Fla. Frank Santarsiero added two hits and three RBI while Mike Impellittiere added three hits for the Cougars. Ryan Cacchioli added two hits for the Cougars (8-1), who won their sixth straight game. Corey Lee earned the win with 12⁄3 innings of scoreless relief and Gabe Noyalis pitched the ninth to pick up the save.

Raptors 116, Rockets 98 TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points as the Toronto Raptors used a rare offensive outburst to beat the Houston Rockets. Timberwolves 106, Trail Blazers 94 MINNEAPOLIS — Wes Johnson scored 19 points to back AP PHOTO Kevin Love’s 29 points and 16 rebounds in the Minnesota Boston Celtics forward Sasha Pavlovic (11) reaches in as PhiladelTimberwolves’ victory over the phia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) drives with the ball in the second half of an NBA game Wednesday in Philadelphia. Portland Trail Blazers. Heat 89, Hawks 86 MIAMI — LeBron James had 31 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 18 points and set up Udonis Haslem for an alley-oop dunk with 12 seconds left, and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks.

Jazz 99, Bobcats 93 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson had 31 points and nine rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the Charlotte Bobcats. The Jazz controlled the paint, where they outscored the Bobcats 54-36 and outrebounded them 43-34.

Thunder 115, Suns 104 OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points, James Harden added a careerhigh 30 off the bench and the Oklahoma City Thunder roared back for a victory over the Phoenix Suns for their 14th straight home win.

Nets 101, Clippers 100 NEWARK, N.J. — Jordan Farmar hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 0.2 seconds left and the New Jersey Nets squandered an 18-point, second-half lead before beating the Los Angeles Clippers.

their seeding. “The ... great thing about this situation is, we’re going to have the ability to see Michigan State play without him” in the Big Ten tournament, Hathaway said. Two years ago, Purdue lost two of its last five games heading into the tournament after high-scoring forward Robbie Hummel tore up his knee late in the season. The committee dropped the Boilermakers, once a top-seed contender, into a No. 4 seed and conceded Hummel’s injury made Purdue a different team and affected their decision. Hathaway said committee members have been instructed to look at teams on their own merits, without lumping them into the usual categories — midmajors vs. BCS or ‘power’-conference teams. The number of mid-majors that earn at-large bids is always widely scrutinized. Last year, there were seven — one fewer than in 2010, but three more than in 2009 — and VCU made the Final Four. Meanwhile, mid-major Butler has been in the last two finals, though the Bulldogs struggledthisyearandaren’texpected to make the tournament. Among those on the bubble this year are South Florida, Mia-

mi, Texas, North Carolina State and Colorado State. The Rams’ fate might be as telling as anyone’s.Theyarealow-profile,midmajor team with 18 Division I wins, only three of which were awaygames.YettheyhaveanRPI rating of 22 and the eighth most difficult strength of schedule. “We look at the body of work, front to back, beginning to end,” Hathaway said. “We put them up against other teams that are being considered for selection. That’s the bulk of the work. That’s why we spend so many

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THE TIMES LEADER

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

Apple’s ‘new iPad’ features sharper screen, more bulk could cause confusion for buyers, particularly since the older model, the “iPad 2,” will still be sold. But the naming practice is consistent with Apple’s practices for the iPod. New models were simply called “iPod,” and consumers were left to figure out which generation of the product they were looking for.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple gave the new iPad a bunch of new features but no new name. When it goes on sale next week in the U.S. and several other countries, it will be “the iPad” or perhaps “the new iPad” — not “iPad 3” or “iPad HD,” as some had speculated. The lack of a new name

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The new iPad revealed Wednesday has, as expected, a sharper screen, driven by a faster processor. What was more surprising was that the new features mean the tablet computer will be slightly thicker and heavier than the iPad 2, because it needs a larger battery. Prices aren’t changing from the previous models. They will

vibrant colors than previous models. The new iPad will go on sale March 16 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A week later, it will go on sale in 25 more countries.

start at $499. Versions capable of accessing cellular networks will cost $629 to $829. Apple is keeping the basic model of the iPad 2 in production and dropping the price to $399. Apple said the new display will be sharper than the average living room high-definition television set, and show more

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Bemis gets energy grant

HARTFORD, Conn. — The parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos announced Wednesday it has refinanced debt of about $1 billion, buying it more time, an analyst said, amid hopes that business will strengthen with an improving economy. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which owns casinos in Uncasville, Conn., and Plains Township, said it has negotiated with lenders the exchange of several notes, extending the due date for repayment to 2016 and 2018. The earliest notes were due next year. Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, chairman of the authority’s management board and Mohegan Tribal Council, said the deal is expected to win approval from investors. In addition to renegotiating debt of $961.8 million, the tribal gaming authority said it also established $225 million in credit. Several Indian-run casinos are struggling to refinance debt after being caught short when the economy went into recession in December 2007. Keith Foley, an analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, said the gaming authority did not reduce its debt load but won time for more flexibility. Foley praised the gaming authority for not seeking debt forgiveness, which could have alarmed investors demanding a full return on their money. Mitchell Grossinger Etess, chief executive of the authority, said in an interview that the deal gives the tribal business more time to develop its business and pay down debt. He said the gaming authority also sought to fulfill its obligations to its lenders.

Bemis Polyethylene Packaging Division, West Hazleton, received a $7,454 grant from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania that will help Bemis find ways to use waste heat to offset other energy consumption and reduce manufacturing costs. Bemis makes flexible packaging for the bakery industry at its plant in the Valmont Industrial Park. Ben Franklin Technology Partners announced a total of $330,873 in grants and investments. Bemis was the only Luzerne County firm to receive aid.

Borrowing bounces back

The Federal Reserve says consumer borrowing rose by $17.8 billion in January after similar gains in December and November. Total consumer borrowing has climbed back to a seasonally adjusted $2.5 trillion. That nearly matches the pre-recession borrowing level. The January gain was driven by $20.7 billion increase in category that mostly measures demand for auto and student loans. It was the biggest increase for that category since November 2001. Borrowing on credit cards fell $2.9 billion in January after four months of gains.

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Companies are poised to boost employment as confidence in the economy climbed to the highest level in a year, a quarterly survey of chief financial officers showed Wednesday. The projected increase in hiring in the survey of CFOs is about double what is needed to absorb population gains and keep the unemployment rate steady, said John Graham, director of the survey and a finance professor at Duke University. That means, by this time next year, joblessness may dip as low as 7.5 percent, he said.

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can handle all of that. The powerful dual-core processor allows you to multi-task effectively, so I suppose you could pretend to be attending a video conference while watching a movie on Netflix. Oh, and it’s a TV too, and a pretty good one, sporting LED backlight technology, a 240Hz refresh rate, and full HD and 3D capabilities – all in a relatively compact chassis. The ES8000 comes in sizes ranging from 46 inches to 75 inches – the smaller model can be found for about $2,700, while the 75-inch display will set you back $7,600. Pretty pricey for a TV these days – the bells and whistles are certainly worth a few extra dollars, but in a year or so, you might be able to pick one up for half the price.

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– so now instead of needing to use a remote, you can just yell at the TV – and it will listen. stopping. It’s also got facial recognition techThe latest models from Samsung nology, thanks to the integrated webhave been at the forefront of many of cam, so if you like to have the volume these changes, and its ES8000 LED TV is no exception. A so-called “Smart cranked all the way up, the contrast TV,” the ES8000 was announced at the turned all the way down, and the sound set to “Theater” mode all the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in time, you don’t need to go into the Las Vegas. settings. The webcam can also recogWhat makes the ES8000 so smart? nize gestures, allowing users to conWell, it’s got quite a bit in common trol the TV silently without a remote. with the latest tablet computers – it’s While voice command and gestural got a webcam, a dual-core processor control can be useful, having grown up and much, much more. in an Italian household, it’s easy for It has voice recognition technology

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There’s been an increasing convergence between the good ol’ TV and hightech computers, and Luddites beware, it shows no signs of

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ohn Qiu, who owns the new Akeno Sushi restaurant with his wife, Teresa, explains the menu to Jack Jones of Luzerne Bank during Wednesday’s grand opening. The restaurant is at 72 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, in the University Corners complex. In addition to sushi, Japanese hibachi dinners are available. Akeno will be open for lunch and dinner every day. Call 825-8880 for more information.

Survey predicts hiring

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me to see how these features could cause problems, too. It’s also got apps (no big news there, since TVs have been sporting apps for some time), but what sets this one apart is that it’s designed for video conferencing and calls from the ground up – so whether it graces a living room or a conference room, you don’t need any extra equipment, since the TV’s integrated hardware and apps 10-YR T-NOTE 1.98%

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AKLAND, Calif. — When the world finally collapses, it may be under a massive pile of ripped jeans from Abercrombie & Fitch. When archaeologists from space sift through our ashes on this cold dead rock, they will not find remains of the days of yore: the French cuffs, the sterling-silver tie bars, the sleek pencil skirts and silk blouses of the mid 20th century. No, those were replaced long ago with mutilated denim and logo Tshirts adopted for any occasion, devolving further into the rumpled, faded, polka-dot pajama bottoms tucked into black socks on a 42-year-old man at the Nob Hill in Alameda, Calif.

“I guess it is kinda bad, huh,” he said recently, hanging his head in mock shame and chuckling at his public display of apathy — not daring to reveal his identity for fear of his wife’s mortification. “Well, isn’t the world supposed to end this year? Then who cares, right? I might as well be comfortable when it happens.” Somewhere along the line, Casual Fridays have become Casual Every Day with spiffy outfits relegated to the likes of attorneys, wait staff and TV news anchors. Fashion forward sometimes goes fashion sideways, careening over the embankment of good taste and down the slippery slope to sloppy. “It looks likes people just don’t care anymore. People are very sloppy,” said Armando Osorio, 35, of Berkeley, Calif., who likened current style to the “before” looks on a makeover show. He says he dresses down — See CASUAL, Page 2C

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Pajama pants and other casual fashions are a growing trend. These shoppers are seen in Union Square.

Remember when everyone used to dress up for church? For the theater? For a nice dinner out? Yes, this happened in Northeastern Pennsylvania, too. Those days may seem long gone, but not everyone is sounding an alarm. “Lifestyles have changed. Now everyone’s running all the time,” Ruth Corcoran, owner of Cork Bar and Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre, said. “Whatever people have on at the given time that they’re going to eat is just fine to wear out.” Corcoran said she has noticed a shift from the time Cork opened about five years ago. “People were dressing up on Friday and Saturday nights, but now they reserve that for really special occasions, like anniversaries, birthdays, first dates.” But what about occasions that seem to cry out for respect, perhaps in the form of proper attire? “Some people dress better for a first date than they would to come to someone’s service,” funeral director Debbie Strish Katra, of the George Strish Funeral Home in Ashley, said. “I think people think that it’s more acceptable. I personally would not wear jeans to a viewing or wake, because I believe it’s proper to wear something that you wouldn’t just wear around the house.” Katra, who has been in the business since the 1980s, said she also has seen a change in the past four or five years, particularly for viewings. She hasn’t noticed many folks wearing sweatpants or the ever-popular pajama pants to viewSee LIFESTYLE, Page 2C

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ings or funerals but has definitely noticed an influx of jeans and even sneakers. “It depends on the values of the individual, and over the years those values have shifted, so you will see changes like this,” she said. One place where sweatpants have been popping up more is at church, as witnessed by Monsignor Joseph Rauscher of Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre. He agrees with Corcoran that casual clothing is attributable to face-paced lifestyles. “People don’t have as much time to be formal,” he said. “It would certainly be nice if people were a little more careful about some of their clothing, but honestly, I’m just happy that they’re in church. Sometimes they may not look appropriate, but I would rather them be there than not.” Society as a whole has become more accommodating of the casual look. “The perception of customers has changed,” Gary Edwards, chef and owner of Fire and Ice in Trucksville, said. “For the most part they’re more accepting of what others are wearing.” “I believe it also depends on the venue, especially when it comes to restaurants. For us, we have many different menu items. You can come in and grab a salad and some pizza, or you can sit down and have lobster. We have a variety of menu items, and we see a wide variety of the way customers dress as a result.” “The word is comfort,” Helene Runco of the Broadway Theatre League of Scranton said. “Some feel as comfortable in a suit as others feel in jeans and sneakers. We have become more accepting of this type of individuality.” “Jeans, to me, are dressing up,” Amy Dickerson, marketing director at the Scranton Cultural Center said. “I have my pair of ‘nice jeans’ that I wear out. I wear dressy clothes to work every day, so when I go out on the weekends I want to be comfortable.” Is it possible, though, that dressing up could make a comeback? If the way 5-year-old Morgan Masulis of Pittston likes to outfit herself is any indication, the next generation might just bring fancy dress back. “She will never wear pants,” Morgan’s mother, Katie, said. “It’s always been that way; I have no idea why.” Morgan has a simple explanation: “Dressing up this way is fun,” she said. “I just like to.” Morgan hasn’t embraced the princess trend, in the form of gowns or tiaras, but her everyday

but neatly — for his job at a lumber company. But when he steps out on the weekends, it’s J. Crew for casual and a suit or sport coat for special events. “Yeah, it takes a little effort to look nice. And that’s the problem,” he said. “We have become way, way, way too lazy.” To be sure, clothing choice depends on the occasion or line of work. You’d look loony wearing a suit to a beach party or repairing a car. And casual wear isn’t inherently bad. It’s less stuffy, there’s room for more creativity and individuality than in decades past, and it’s hands-down much more comfortable at the office. But those still nursing a small flame at the shrine of style say it’s disappointing to see more and more holey jeans at the symphony and chic restaurants. “I find it sad to see people in jeans at the theater,” said Michael Pagan, general manager for Harry Denton’s Starlight Room atop the Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Francisco, a place where it was once expected for guests to dress up for a night out. But now? “Someone in a suit certainly wouldn’t be out of place here, but you’d be surprised at what people wear,” Pagan said. “Tourists you can understand. They’ve been on a long flight, so they come in wearing shorts and stuff. But even people out for the night — club girls dress up in the Kim Kardashian kind of little dresses, but at the same time you’ll get the soccer-mom type, almost to the point of wearing sweats, carrying backpacks, bad hair. The trend has gone way down for style.” One venue where commonsense fashion should surely rule the day is in a court of law. But on some doors at Wiley Manuel courthouse in Oakland, Calif., there are signs reading: “NO shorts; NO tank tops or tube tops; NO pajama pants/sweats; NO exposed stomachs.” If Perry Mason were alive — and real — this would probably kill him. “Defendants don’t care anymore. For some, it’s no different than going to McDonald’s,” said Superior Court Judge Larry

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Dresses or skirts with tights are Morgan Masulis’ preferred attire. The Pittston 5-year-old is one local resident clearly not embracing the casual trend.

Five-year-old Morgan Masulis loves dresses and dressing up, on an everyday basis.

wardrobe generally consists of skirts and tights, forget the jeans. A casual observer of today’s young girls might decide dressing up is back and so are “girly girls,” as party dresses and tights and pretty shoes are increasingly spotted outside of formal affairs, but perhaps only time will tell. When those of Morgan’s generation and mindset grow up and make their own trends, maybe we’ll see a societal shift. Until then, the firmly casual will continue to ask: Who am I hurting? “No one,” Deborah Cohen, 38, of Wilkes-Barre said as she shopped at Wal-Mart recently in Phillies pajama pants, sneakers and a sweatshirt. “I’m looking to be comfortable, not impress somebody.”

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Goodman, who has presided over criminal cases for 29 years. He prefers a casual look himself, opting for golf shirts and khakis under his robes to put jurors at ease, he said. But there’s casual, and then there’s his pet peeve: people in saggy pants. “I told a guy the other day, ‘You’re already on probation and you come in my courtroom like that? I don’t need to see your underwear.’ ” Etiquette and public speaking coach Holly Rauser of Morgan Hill (www.ConsiderEtiquette.com) says inappropriate dressing is a sign of a breakdown in respect, for oneself and others. “The ‘Me’ Generation has become the Age of Rudeness,” she said. “We have overdone the selfesteem movement and forgotten to teach that other people have worth, too. We need to treat others with the respect that we ourselves demand.” In some cases, people feel embarrassed for looking good. Sue Fox, an etiquette expert in Pleasanton, Calif., (www.EtiquetteSurvival.com) and author of “Etiquette for Dummies,” recently had a woman shop clerk actually apologize for being too dressed up because she’d just come from a funeral. “When did dressing nicely become something you have to apologize for?” Fox asked. Indeed, the rules governing fashion decorum have become increasingly less stringent over the decades, notably in menswear, said style maven Dyanna Dawson, who blogs about San Francisco and New York street fashion (www.TheSF-

Style.com). “A lot of men will wear jeans and casual shoes to their 9-to-5,” and that’s great, she said. But some of her male friends here say they feel “oddman out” if they ever dare wear a suit to work. The casual look “has allowed for more freedom of self-expression in the ways people choose to dress,” Dawson said. “But the flip side is people who feel like they’d be ostracized in some way for dressing too well.” Fox says research shows people behave better when they’re dressed up. “And it doesn’t have to be expensive clothes,” she said. “Just a clean ironed shirt for a dinner party or a job interview, tucked into nice slacks. How you dress, groom yourself and handle yourself in public are all part of your ‘packaging.’ Yes, you should wear what you like, but just because you love wearing shorts and sports sandals doesn’t mean that you should wear them to the opera in the city.” While it’s been trendy the past few years for high-school kids to wear pajama pants to class,

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Cameron Michael Gruden, son of Tracey and Frank Gruden, WilkesBarre, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, March 8. Cameron is a grandson of the late Joseph Ziegler Sr. and Teresa and Joe Kyle, all of Wilkes-Barre; and Frank Gruden and the late Catherine Gruden, Scranton. He has two brothers, Gavin, 7, and Benjamin, 3, and a step-brother, Andrew.

Caden Joseph Hoban, son of Joseph and Robyn Hoban, Mountain Top, is celebrating his first birthday today, March 8. Caden is a grandson of Joseph Mendygral and Barb and Ron Wilson, Hanover Township; Wayne Poncheri and Karen Hoban, Drums; and Joseph and Dorothy Hoban, North Wales. He is a great-grandson of Marie Beckley, Luzerne.

Frank A. Colonna

Bianca R. Murphy

Frank Anthony Colonna, son of Frank and Debby Colonna, Forty Fort, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, March 8. Frank is a grandson of Edward and Linda George, Wilkes-Barre, and Frank and Marilyn Colonna, Forty Fort. He is a great-grandson of Nancy Bender, Laurel Run. Frank has a sister, Sarah Lynn, 10.

Bianca Rose Murphy, daughter of Ben and Lauren Murphy, Laflin, celebrated her third birthday March 7. Bianca is a granddaughter of John and Jean Murphy, Warrior Run; Janine Zaremski, Laflin; and the late Robert Zaremski. She is a greatgranddaughter of Rose Rubino and Irene Stook, both of Laflin.

Cameron C. Kohut

Jason A. Tebbe

Cameron Charles Kohut, son of Robert and Lisa Kohut, Jenkins Township, is celebrating his ninth birthday today, March 8. Cameron is a grandson of the late John and Wanda Kohut, Taylor, and Walter and Doris Pega, Exeter. He has a brother, Marius, 13.

Jason Andrew Tebbe, son of Debbie and Clay Tebbe, Gambrills, Md., is celebrating his fifth birthday today, March 8. Jason is a grandson of Helen Pojunis, Lyndwood; the late Joseph J. Pojunis; and Shirley and Bob Tebbe, Breese, Ill. He has a sister, Erin, 8, and a brother, Scott, 6.

Dylan M. Bevan Dylan Matthew Bevan, son of Jeff and Jennifer Bevan, Nanticoke, is celebrating his first birthday today, March 8. Dylan is a grandson of Brian and Anne Marie Bevan, Nanticoke; Donna Koneski, Drums; and the late Matthew Koneski.

BIRTHDAY GUIDELINES Children’s birthdays (ages 1-16) will be published free of charge. Photographs and information must be received two full weeks before your child’s birthday. To ensure accurate publication, your information must be typed or computer-generated. Include your child’s name, age and birthday, parents’, grandparents’ and greatgrandparents’ names and their towns of residence, any sblings and their ages. Don’t forget to include a daytime contact phone number. Send to: Times Leader Birthdays, 15 North Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

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IN BRIEF DALLAS: The Misericordia University Department of Physics is hosting a presentation by Dr. Michael Orleski, assistant professor of physics at Misericordia University, for the first mini-meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers Central Pennsylvania Section at 7 p.m. Tuesday in room 206 of the Hafey-McCormick Science Building on campus. The presentation is free and open to the public. Dr. Orleski, who has a doctorate in astrophysics from Lehigh University, is presenting, “An Introduction to Stars and Exoplanets.’’ Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact the university at www.misericordia.edu or call 6746400. HAZLETON: The Hazleton Area Garden Club is offering the Michele T. Fellin Scholarship to a student who resides in Luzerne, Carbon or Schuylkill counties. The $1,000 award is in memory of past President Michele Fellin, who served 2009-10. To qualify, the student must be a high school senior planning to further his or her education in any one of the following majors, horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental science, city planning, land management and related subjects. College-level or graduate students already enrolled in any of the aforementioned majors may also apply. The applicant must be enrolled at an accredited college or university, or, if a high school senior, accepted for the fall semester of 2012. Both male and female students can apply. For an application, write to L. Scatton, 357 W. 30th St., Hazle Township, PA 18202, or email requests to loriluv2@yahoo.com. Note “HAGC Scholarship” in the subject line. The deadline for submitting applications is April 16. The Hazleton Area Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District II/III and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Membership is open to all regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity or religious affiliation. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month at Most Precious Blood Church Social Hall, 131 E. 4th St., Hazleton. KINGSTON: Wyoming Seminary Upper School is holding an informal Open House from 1-3 p.m. March 24 on its Kingston campus. The Open House will feature tours of the campus, opportunities to meet teachers and students and information on admission and financial aid. Visitors should report to the Admission Office in the Stettler Learning Resources Center on North Sprague Avenue. Pre-registration is not required. For more information call the Admission Office at 270-2160.

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Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors plan craft show The Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors annual spring craft show will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 31 at the Lake-Lehman Jr./Sr. High School, Old Route 115, Lehman. A wide variety of vendors will sell handmade Easter candy and fudge, handcrafted silver and beaded jewelry, matted pictures, candles, pottery, wood crafts, spring floral wreaths, apparel, doll clothes, quilted and crocheted pieces, pet-related gift items, purses, soaps, folk art, hand-painted items and more. A silent auction will feature items donated by all craft vendors. A bake sale and a variety of hot foods will be served all day in the cafeteria. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the Lake-Lehman music program. For more information, call 4772935; visit www.lake-lehmanmusic.com; or email bandcraftshow@gmail.com. Helping with the craft show, from left, are Luke Hummel, Zack Zaleskas, Kate Pelton, Matt Miller, Katie Kaminski, Nina Jones, Rebbecca Osiecki and John Hospodar.

St. Nicholas-St. Mary School to offer after-school program Sister Mary Catherine Slattery, principal, St. Nicholas-St. Mary School, recently announced plans to provide an after-school program for students beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. A planning committee, consisting of teachers in the school, has begun working on the details. Registrations for inclusion in the after-school program are now being accepted. For more information, or to register, call the school office at 823-8089 during regular school hours. Planning committee members, from left, first row, are Slattery, Janine Halchak, Sister Immacolata Scarogni, Mollie McDermott and Lydia Wojtowicz. Second row: Kathy Rother, Jennifer Jones and Heather Fehr.

REUNIONS

Nanticoke High School

Editor’s note: To have your announcement published in this column please submit the information to Reunions, The Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 1871 1. E-mail submissions must be sent to people@timesleader.com. Please type “Reunion News” in the subject line. The deadline is each Monday for all copy.

Class of 1962 will mark its 50th anniversary reunion with a celebration on Sept. 29 at the Wyoming Valley Country Club. Of the 175 class members, addresses are only needed for the following, George Bedford, Marlene Cieplic, Maureen Clark Phillips and Joan Legins Stankovic. Anyone with information, contact Joan Hudachek Newman at 735-8804.

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Class of 1949 is holding a spring luncheon meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lone Star Steakhouse, 805 Kidder St., WilkesBarre Township. All classmates, spouses and friends are invited. For reservations or more information, call Betsy Rodack at 823-2750.

Meyers High School Class of 1961 is holding a luncheon get together at 1 p.m. March 20 at the Café Restaurant (near the Woodlands Inn and Resort) Route 315, Plains Township. All class members, spouses and friends are invited. Class of 1963 is having a get together at 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the American Legion Post 815, 54 Chestnut St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Families, friends and other classmates are welcome. Contact Maddy at 829-1529 with any questions.

Class of 1962 will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion, 62 Newport St., Glen Lyon, to continue plans for the 50th anniversary reunion. All classmates are invited. Contact information is needed for the following class members, Joan Kirschner Potoeski, Mary Lou Krauser, Simon Makarewicz, Paul McGahagan, Darlene Prince Curwood, Ada Rule Kozlowski, Joseph Spack, Sandra Yemzow Scmalz and Marilyn Ziemba Featherstone. Contact Stanley Czapracki at 735-5147 or email to Newportclassof62@gmail.com.

Pittston High School Class of 1957 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tony’s Pizza, City Line Plaza, Pittston. Plans will be discussed on the 55th anniversary reunion to be held Sept. 2 at Fox Hill Country Club.

All class members are invited.

Plains High School and Sacred Heart High School Classes of 1960 are holding a St. Patrick’s Day get together at 6:30 p.m. March 17 at Bettelli’s Villa, 560 Kidder St., WilkesBarre. All class members and guests are invited. Call Roberta Pryor Ricardo Schloemer at 829-4821 to make reservations.

Plymouth High School Class of 1956 reunion planning committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Grotto Pizza, Edwardsville. Plans for the 56th anniversary reunion to be held in August will be discussed. All classmates are invited.

West Pittston High School Class of 1950 is holding its 62nd anniversary reunion Aug. 17, 18 and 19. The reunion celebration will take place Aug. 17 at Glenmaura Country Club. A pizza party will be held on Aug. 18 at the home of George Miller and a brunch will take place on Aug. 19 at a place to be decided. Reminder postcards have been mailed. The next planning meeting is March 21. Members of the planning committee are George Miller, George Brown, Paul Minnelli, William Prebula, Janet Dymond, Muriel Allford, Marie Melvin, Angle Pellicotti and Jasmine Mikita.


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The meanings behind misspellings of names remain curiously obscure Dear Abby: I’m writing to respond to the letter from the mother of the 12-year-old boy whose grandmother can’t spell his name right. (“His Name Is Joe!”; Jan. 4). The same thing happened to my husband. His grandmother spells his name with a C instead of a K. I have always put K on our cards and letters to her, but I think at her age she’s stuck in her habit. Once she sent my husband a beautiful silver money clip for which she had spent several hundred dollars. She had it engraved with the wrong initials — including the C. She’s such a sweet, lovely woman that I insisted he never make reference to the cor-

DEAR ABBY ADVICE rect spelling of his name again. Engraved items can rarely be returned, and I knew how hurt she’d be knowing she had spelled his name wrong. He called and thanked her profusely for such a generous gift, and we’ve never brought up the matter since. — Anne in Texas Dear Anne: Thank you for writing. I guessed that the grandmother might not have been pleased with the name the boy had been given. Other readers also had hunches about why the grandmother would continue to misspell it. Their comments:

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Dear Abby: I suspect that Grandma doesn’t like that particular spelling of the child’s name. These days people have come up with unusual spellings for common names. Instead of Rebecca, you have Rebekka. For Ashley, you have Ashlee, Ashleigh and Ashli. Karen can now be Caryn or Caren. This makes it especially difficult for anyone with an unusually spelled name. You can bet that no one will get it right. So I imagine this is Grandma’s way of expressing her disapproval of the spelling of the child’s name. — Only the Spelling Has Been Changed Dear Abby: My sweet grandmother misspelled my name every time she wrote to us. She had only a third-

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grade education, raised four girls alone after her husband died and continued to maintain the family farm. She wrote with a pencil that was sharpened with a knife and spelled my name — Karen — the way it sounded to her, “Kron.” I was never insulted. I always laughed about the fact that it looked as if my name were that of a cave person. Of course, I knew she loved me unconditionally. Maybe that is why “HNIJ” seems to have a problem with her son’s grandmother. Could it be she feels Grandma doesn’t show enough love to the boy? — Cave Woman Kron Dear Abby: My late mother and my father-in-law both misspelled my

children’s names. Mom even took liberties with MY name after I was married. I don’t think either one was sending me a message. They just weren’t familiar with the particular spelling. “HNIJ” should give Grandma a framed photo of her grandson with his name (and date of birth, maybe) on a label at the bottom. Seeing his name daily may be all the woman needs to learn the correct spelling. — Been There, Too To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)

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grey, 6 cyl., AWD 07 Chrysler Aspen LTD, silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 07 DODGE DURANGO SLT, blue, 3rd seat 4x4 07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT, blue grey leather, 7 pax mini van 06 BUICK RANIER CXL burgundy & grey, leather, sunroof, AWD 06 PONTIAC TURRANT black/black leather, sunroof, AWD 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4 dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 05 FORD ESCAPE XLT Silver V6, 4x4 05 HYUNDAI SANTAFE silver, V6, AWD 05 FORD EXPLORER XLT blue, 3rd seat, 4x4 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD

4X4 Black/black leather, sunroof 04 FORD FREESTAR, blue, 4 door, 7 passenger mini van 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, black, black leather, 3rd seat, AWD 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 03 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT, 4 door, green, tan, leather, 4x4 03 FORD WINDSTAR LX green 4 door, 7 pax mini van 02 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS white, auto 4x4 02 FORD F150 XLT Reg. Cab Truck, red, 6 cyl. auto, 4x4 02 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, Sage, sun roof, autop, 4x4 02 CHEVY 2500 HD reg. cab. pickup truck, green, auto, 4x4 01 CHEVY BLAZER black, 4 door 01 FORD RANGER XLT X-CAB, red, auto,V6, 4x4 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT black & brown, brown leather 4x4 99 ISUZI VEHIACROSS black, auto, 2 door AWD 98 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO SE, silver, V6, 4x4 96 CHEVY BLAZER, black 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK

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CHEVY ‘08 IMPALA LT

FORD `91 MUSTANG

Alloys, CD player power seat $9440

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CHEVY ‘95 ASTRO

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

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

GT Hatchback. 5.0 Auto. Rebuilt drivetrain. New professional paint job. Good looking. Runs strong. $5,500 570-283-8235

GEO `93 PRIZM

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

FORD `93 MUSTANG

Fox Body 5.0L. 5 speed. Dark blue. White top & interior. Totally original. $6,500. Call 570-283-8235

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

CHRYSLER ‘04 SEBRING CONVERTIBLE

Silver, 2nd owner clean title. Very clean inside & outside. Auto, Power mirrors, windows. CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. 69,000 miles. $4900. 570-991-5558

CROSSROAD MOTORS 570-825-7988

700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4x4, Bighorn 6 cyl., 14k, factory warranty. $21,999 ‘11 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 3950 miles. Factory Warranty. New Condition. $17,499 ‘10 Dodge Nitro SE 21k alloys, cruise, tint, factory warranty $18,599 ‘09 JEEP LIBERY LIMITED Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,199 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $11,399 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed. AWD. Factory warranty. $12,499 ‘08 CHRYLSER SERBIN CONV TOURING 6 cyl. only 32k $11,999 ‘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 $7999 ‘02 DODGE CARAVAN 87k, 7 passenger $4499 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,599 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

SPORT V8, 4WD,

4.7 3rd row seat, runs good, needs body work 570-902-5623

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

CHEVY ‘86 CAPRICE CLASSIC 2 door, clean &

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

HONDA ‘03 ACCORD EX Leather, moonroof $9,977

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CHRYSLER `06 300

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

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

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CHRYSLER `04 SEBRING LXI CONVERTIBLE

tags, insurable. Excellent condition. 90,000 miles. $7,000 570-823-7176

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130

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

CHEVROLET `08 DODGE `02 DURANGO IMPALA Excellent condition, new tires, 4 door, all power, 34,000 miles. $13,500. 570-836-1673

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF WILKES-BARRE ZONING HEARING BOARD A public hearing will be held in City Council Chambers, Fourth Floor, City Hall, 40 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., Daylight Savings Time, relative to the following zoning appeal application: a) CONTINUED HEARING: Mark Coal Street Associates, L.P. for the property located at 410 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. for a variance to reduce the number of required parking spaces from 124 spaces down to 104 spaces and a variance to waive the required off-street loading berth in order to construct a 10,000 square foot building for a proposed restaurant on an existing land development site within a C4 (heavy commercial) zoning district. b) CONTINUED HEARING: Sean Fogarty for the property located at 280 South River Street for a change in nonconforming use from the former “Lacy Printing” business with 1006 square feet of warehousing space for Weber Books to a company specializing in fire and water damage restoration and 1006 square feet of warehousing space for Weber Books within an S-1 (special purpose) zoning district. c) Thomas J. Sod: Diamondtech, Inc. for the property located at 30 Gould Lane/ Rear 59 Parrish Street for a variance to establish a business to cut and polish granite including retail sales of tile within an R-1 single-family zone. d) Intermetro Industries Corporation for the property located at 648 and 650 North Washington Street for a variance to establish a general parking area within an R-1 zone. A special exception to establish a parking area at another location relevant to the location of the principle use. Requesting variances to waive both side yard setbacks from the required 15 feet down to 3 feet; to waive the front yard setback from the required 20 feet down to 3 feet and to waive the rear yard setback from the required 20 feet down to 5 feet relevant to the proposed nonresidential parking area abutting a residential zone. A variance to waive one handicap accessible parking space. A variance to waive the minimum width of the one-way traffic aisle reduced from 18 feet down to 16 feet for vehicular access to 60 degree angle stalls. A variance to reduce the required separation distance between driveways from 40 feet down to 35.7 feet. e) Mount Zion Church for the property located at 138-142 Hill Street for a special exception under section 218 (Uses Not Addressed Within Ordinance) of the Wilkes-Barre City Zoning Ordinance to establish an 8’ x 16’ clothing drop-off shed on a vacant lot within an C-N zone. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AT SUCH HEARING. CASES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE CALLED IN THE ORDER LISTED ABOVE. DISABILITIES NOTICE: This Hearing is being held at a facility which is accessible to persons with disabilities. Please notify Ms. Melissa Popson, Human Resources Director, if special accommodations are required. Such notification should be made within one (1) week prior to the date of this hearing. Ms. Popson can be reached at (570) 208-4194 or by FAX at (570) 208-4124 or by e-mail at mpopson@wilkes-barre.pa.us By Order of the Zoning Hearing Board of the City of Wilkes-Barre William C. Harris, Director of Planning & Zoning/Zoning Officer THE CITY OF WILKES-BARRE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER THOMAS M. LEIGHTON, MAYOR


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412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

HONDA ‘05 CIVIC COUPE 4 cylinder, auto

601 Green Ridge St, Scranton

MARZAK MOTORS

TOYOTA ‘02 CAMRY SE

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

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

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

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

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995

HYUNDAI ‘06 ELANTRA Tan, 4 door,

clean title, 4 cylinder, auto, 115k miles. Power windows, & keyless entry, CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. $3990. 570-991-5558

HYUNDAI ‘07 SANTE FE

AWD, auto, alloys $15,950

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

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

9999999

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

9999999

570-955-5792

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

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

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

NISSAN `08 XTERRA

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

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

Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

SATURN ‘07 ION2

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

KELLY

$12,880

DESOTO CUSTOM ‘49 4 DOOR SEDAN

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

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE 2.0 automatic, air 67k miles $6400. 570-466-0999

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 `77 COUPE

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

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

CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD

All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

MERCEDES ‘29

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

restoration. Rides and looks new. Exceptionally clean. A/c, pb, ps, pw, 51K $13,900 OBO 570-563-5056

CHRYSLER ‘48 WINDSOR

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

MERCEDES 1975

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

SUBARU FORESTER’S

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TOYOTA `07 AVALON 48,000 miles, one

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

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

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

Boats & Marinas

MIRRORCRAFT ‘01 FISHING BOAT LOADED. 30 hp

Johnson, Bow mounted trolling motor, 2 fish finders, live well, bilge, lights, swivel seats and trailer. Garage kept. $6500.

Call Chuck at 570-466-2819

Job Seekers are looking here! Where's your ad? 570-829-7130 and ask for an employment specialist

SEA NYMPH ‘91

17’ Deep V, 40 HPH Johnson electric motor, electric anchor, 3 fish finder manual downrigger, excellent condition. $3295 570-675-5873

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$49,000

SUBARU `03 CHEVY ’77 CORVETTE Red & red, all OUTBACK LEGACY original. No hits, 3.0L H6 engine. LL SUBARU `05 FORESTER

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

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

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

MAZDA 3 ‘08 Extra clean. 5

KELLY 875 W. Market St.

TOYOTA 09 COROLLA LE

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

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570-301-3602 speed. 41K miles $13,999

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

MERCURY 2008 GRAND MARQUIS LS TOYOTA ‘09 COROLLA S 23,000 original miles, all power, Auto. 4 Cylinder.

WANTED!

ALL JUNK CARS! CA$H PAID

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

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

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

PONTIAC `04 VIBE

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

1 Owner, only 38k miles $9,995.

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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

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

439

Motorcycles

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

439

Motorcycles

HARLEY DAVIDSON

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

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

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

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

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON DYNA-WIDE GLIDE 200 miles, must

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

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH.

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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CHEVY ‘05 SILVERADO

CHEVY ‘10 EQUINOX LT

FORD 04 F150

4x2. Nice Truck! $11,999

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

CHEVY ‘99utility, BLAZER4 Sport

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

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

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

FORD ‘08 ESCAPE XLT

Leather, alloys & moonroof $16,995

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

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

FORD2V6. ‘04Clean, EXPLORER

GMC ‘04 ENVOY

Good Miles. Extra Clean. $10,880

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

AWD. 1 owner. $16,670

BUICK ‘04

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

CADILLAC `99 ESCALADE 97k miles. Black with beige leather interior. 22” rims. Runs great. $8,500 Call 570-861-0202

CHEVROLET `04 COLORADO Z71

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

DODGE `01 RAM

4 x 4 off road & tow package, after market ram air functional hood. Headers, advanced performance chip. Oil always changed with synthetic Royal Purple. Satellite radio with two 1,000 watt amps. 10” Memphis bass speakers. Clarion Speakers throughout. Almost 200,000 miles, runs good, some rust. $2,800 570-499-5431

DODGE `07 GRAND CARAVAN A/C, 110,000 miles,

power locks, power windows, $6,200. 570-696-2936 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. 73,000 miles. New Michelin tires. $14,000 (570) 477-3297

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

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

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

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

TOYOTA `90 PICKUP High mileage with

new trans., carb, tires. Silver body with no rust. Excellent throughout. $2,200. Call 570-287-8498

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

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

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

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

506 Administrative/ Clerical

LEXUS 08 RX350

876 Schechter Dr.

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

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

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

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

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

SR5 V6 TRD 4WD $10,220

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

JEEP19,000 ‘08 LIBERTY miles

TOYOTA `96 SR5

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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

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To place your ad call...829-7130 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

COORDINATOR

DALLAS OFFICE The Manager of the Dallas Office plans, organizes, and provides oversight and accountability for operation of the office. We need a strong manager with leadership skills and a proactive, participative management style. Knowledge and experience of medical practice management systems is desirable. Applicants must have a minimum of 2-4 years in a leadership role with direct staff management. APPLY ONLINE: www.icare specialists.com SUBMIT RESUME: HR Dept. 703 Rutter Ave. Kingston, PA 18704 Fax: 570-287-2434

522

Education/ Training

CHILDCARE TEACHERS

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527 Food Services/ Hospitality

AGOLINO’S RESTAURANT

West Pittston Needs Experienced

WAIT STAFF

Call 655-3030 Ask for Joe Jr. or Joe Sr.

AUTO SERVICE DIRECTORY

468

Auto Parts

310

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

472

Auto Services

$ WANTED JUNK $ VEHICLES LISPI TOWING

KELLY

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Call 829-7130 To Place Your Ad BANKRUPTCY

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4X2. 4 cylinder Auto. $6,999

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Attorney Services

ASSOCIATE WANTED:

TOYOTA 04 TACOMA

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310

TRANSPORTATION

Hampton Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre

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

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

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

506 Administrative/ Clerical

518 Customer Support/Client Care

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SUBARU `03 BAJA Sport Utility 4 door

HONDA ‘09 CRV LX

CHRYSLER ‘02 TOWN & COUNTRY V6. Like new!

JEEP 04 WRANGLER

6 cylinder. 5 speed 4x4 $9,999

KELLY

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KELLY

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

451

FORD ‘06 ESCAPE XLT

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

CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

6 cylinder. Auto. 4x4. $10,999

JEEP ‘07

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

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD ‘02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $17,575

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

451

JEEP 03 WRANGLER X 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

HARLEY MERCEDES-BENZ `73 DAVIDSON ‘01 CHEVY `99 SILVERADO 450SL with Electra Glide, Ultra Auto. V6 Vortec. 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

451

We pick up 822-0995

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527 Food Services/ Hospitality Private Golf Club in Sugarloaf, Pa is seeking an experienced

BANQUET MANAGER

for its upscale dining facility. Must have experience in booking functions and the overall operations of the dining room during service. Also must have excellent communication skills, team building ability, lead by example, and be able to manage change effectively. This is a year-round position. Please send resumes to: vccchefs@ptd.net or call 788-1112 ext. 118 to set up an interview.

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

Lawn Mower Mechanic Full or Part Time.

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PRO FIX, Rt 11, Larksville 570-288-0476

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

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12 950*

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#Z 2658, Vortec 4300 V6 A utom atic w / O verdrive, D eep Tinted G l ass, FrontA uxil iary S eat, H ich B ack A uxil iary B ucketS eats

12 995*

$

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2007 FOR D F- 150 X L T SU P ER CAB 4X 4 O N LY

33K M ILES

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11 999*

$

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2006 GM C CAN YON SL R EGU L AR CAB 4W D

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#Z 2582, 3.5L, A utom atic, A ir, PW , PD L, A lum . W heels, C D , Bedliner, Fog Lam p s, O nly 42K M iles

14 999*

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2007 FOR D R AN GER SU P ER CAB 4W D

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www.wegotused.com #12026B, V8, A utom atic, A ir, PW , PD L, Running Boards, C ruise, Tilt

$

19 999* ,

2005 CH EV Y EX P R ESS 3500 CAR GO

#12069A , 6 C yl., A utom atic, A ir, Fog Lam p s, Rear Jum p Seats, C D / M P3, PW , PD L

548 Medical/Health

16 999*

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CNAs

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2008 CH EV R OL ET SIL V ER AD O 1500 EX TEN D ED CAB 4W D

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#Z 2646, 6.0L V8 4 Sp eed H D A utom atic, FullFloor C overing , A ir, A M / FM / Stereo, FrontReclining BucketSeats

15 950*

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24 950* ,

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23 958

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2012 CH EV R OL ET SIL V ER AD O 2500 H D R EGU L AR CAB 4X 4

2006 JEEP L IBER TY 4X 4

1-O w ner

O N LY 90 M I LES

#Z2596A , 3.7LV6 A utom atic, A ir C onditioning, PW , PD L, Tilt, A M /FM /C D , A lloy W heels, 42K M iles

12 995

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2007 FOR D EX P L OR ER L TD SP OR T TR AC 4W D

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#12211A , 6.0L V8, A utom atic, A ir, Suspension Pkg., PW , PD L, C ruise, Tow ing Pkg., SteelW heels

28 999

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2008 FOR D F250 SU P ER D U TY P OW ER STR OK E D IESEL L AR IAT CR EW CAB

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Education/ Training

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Education/ Training

EDUCATION 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

O N LY 39K M I LES

#12253A , V8, 4.6L A utom atic, A ir, PW , PD L, Tilt, Leather, Running Boards, RoofRack, A lloys

22 999*

$

,

2009 CH EV R OL ET SIL V ER AD O 1500 EX TEN D ED CAB Z71

#12299A , Pow erstroke D iesel , Leather, N avig ation, Running B oards, A l l oys, Pow er O p tions, Tinted W indow s

37 675*

$

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2009 CH EV R OL ET SIL V ER AD O 1500 EX TEN D ED CAB 4W D

#12398A , V8, A utom atic, A ir, C ruise, PW , PD L, C hrom e G rill

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24 895

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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

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

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

Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVER/ WAREHOUSE PERSON Apply Within

504 South Main St. Wilkes-Barre

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#12356A , 5.3L V8, A utom atic, A ir, PW , PD L, H eated M irrors, EZ Tailgate Pkg., H D Trailering Pkg.

IT/Software Development

Entry Level Network Administrator

542

Dedicated, energetic, and passionate Certified Nurse Assistants needed

O N LY 28K M I LES

536

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

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

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$

17 999* ,

2007 CH EV R OL ET 5500 4X 4 D U R AM AX D IESEL CR EW CAB D U M P TR U CK O N LY 19K M I LES

#Z 2637, D uram ax 6600 D iesel, 6 Sp eed M anualTrans., Rear Locking D ifferential, C ruise C ontrol, H i-Back BucketSeats

53 900* ,

2007 CH EV R OL ET SIL V ER AD O 3500 4W D D U M P TR U CK

#Z 2643, Vortec 6.0L V8 5 Sp eed M anual Transm ission, Snow Plow Prep Packag e, W heel Flares, Locking Rear D ifferential, C loth Bench

$

28 895* ,

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518 Customer Support/Client Care

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28 999*

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#Z2635, 6.6L D uram ax D ieselA llison, A utom atic, 12’D um p Body, A ir, C ruise, A M /FM Stereo

DEADLINE: March 12, 2012 or until the positions are filled.

•1-800-444-7172 V A L L E Y 821-2772 601 K id d e rS tre e t, W ilke s -Ba rre , P A CHE V ROL E T

Scan From M obile Device For M ore Specials

Mon.-Fri. 8:30-7:00pm; Sat. 8:30-5:00pm

EXIT 170B OFF I-81 TO EXIT 1. BEAR RIGHT ON BUSINESS ROUTE 309 TO SIXTH LIGHT. JUST BELOW WYOMING VALLEY MALL.

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).

Interested candidates may submit their resumes via email to

careers@gwcwarranty.com or by fax at 570-456-0967

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

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Logistics/ Transportation

542

Logistics/ Transportation

TRUCK DRIVER

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. GENERAL

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

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

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

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

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

Water Truck Driver

EXPERIENCED WATER TRUCK DRIVER WANTED FOR NIGHT SHIFT EMPLOYMENT. GREAT PAY OFFERED. CONTACT PAT AT 570-237-0425

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

548 Medical/Health

DIRECT CARE WORKER Allied Services

In-Home Services division has parttime weekend night shift hours available in Luzerne County. Minimum of one (1) year home care experience and valid PA driver’s license required. If interested, please apply online at: www. allied-services.org or call Trish Tully at (570) 348-2237. BILINGUAL INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. ALLIED SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

Part Time. Current Firefighter, EMT and EVO certifications required. Email resume to KUNKLE31@EPIX.NET. KUNKLE FIRE CO., INC.

LAKESIDE NURSING CENTER

245 Old Lake Rd Dallas, PA 18612 (570) 639-1885 RN- Full Time or Part Time 11pm-7am RN- Every Other Weekend 7am-3pm CNA- Part Time 3pm-11pm CNA- Part Time 11pm-7am E.O.E

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.

KEYSTONE GARDEN ESTATES

100 NARROWS RD ROUTE 11, LARKSVILLE

551

Other

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

in the life of a child by becoming a foster parent. Full time and weekend programs are available.

FCCY 1-800-747-3807 EOE

Golf Course VLaborers W YOMING

ALLEY

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

PAY CASH DAILY

Part time Assistant & Delivery Person. Familiar with Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre area. Call 570-824-7598

554

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

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! 573

Warehouse

Warehouse Maintenance Lead

Experience in warehouse racking, general electrical and plumbing. Will lead team to maintain warehouse conditions in safety and cleanliness. APPLY IN PERSON AT:

100 SLOCUM AVE. EXETER, PA 18643 E.O.E. M/F/D/V

White Haven Ambulance/Medic22 P T P ART

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ARAMEDIC

POSITIONS AVAILABLE. IF INTERESTED PLEASE CALL 570-443-9499

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Other

The Northwest Area SD is accepting applications for the following positions: *CLEANER SUBSTITUTES *CAFETERIA SUBSTITUTES *CUSTODIAL/ MAINTENANCE SUBSTITUTES Please submit a cover letter of interest, resume, and clearances, to the attention of: DR. RON GREVERA, SUPERINTENDENT, NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 243 THORNE HILL ROAD, SHICKSHINNY, PA 18655. E.O.E.

JOBS,Apply JOBS, JOBS

Community Family Service 102 Martz Manor Plymouth

600 FINANCIAL 610

Business Opportunities

NEPA FLORAL & GIFT SHOP Including delivery van, coolers, all inventory, displays, computer system, customer list, website and much more. Turn key operation in prime retail location. $125,000 For more information Call 570.592.3327 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


TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com 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.

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Antiques & Collectibles

Antiques & Collectibles

COINS. Washington quarters ‘32-’34D, ‘35, ‘36, ‘36D-37. $90. 570-287-4135

566 Sales/Business Development

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $

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

710

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

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

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130 MINI FREEZER works good. $50. 570-336-2944

566 Sales/Business Development

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

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

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

Other

Appliances

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Cemetery Plots/Lots

Maple Lawn Section of Dennison Cemetery. Section ML. $450 each. 570-822-1850

AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS

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710

CEMETERY PLOTS (3) together.

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

700 MERCHANDISE 708

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Other

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 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 STOVE coal burning stove Old fashioned antique white Dickson kitchen stove with warming closet has 6 lids. $650. 570-735-2081

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Building Materials

BATHROOM matching sink set Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror & medicine cabinet $80. 570-331-8183 DOOR 36”x80” solid wood, 6panel exterior/interior, natural oak finish, right or left with hardware $200. Handmade solid wrought iron mail box stand with fancy scroll $100. 570-735-8730 570-332-8094

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Earn Extra Cash For Just A Few Hours A Day. Deliver (No Collections)

Available routes: Duryea

$630 Monthly Profit + Tips 164 daily / 161 Sunday

Adams Street, Bluebery Hill Development, Cherry Street, Foote Avenue, New Street

Lehman/Lehman Twp. (MOTOR ROUTE)

$1200 Monthly Profit + Tips

140 daily papers / 175 Sunday papers Firehouse Road, Lehman Outlet Road, Meeker Road, Loyalville Road, Red Oak Drive, Spruce Tree Road

Pittston/Hughestown

$500 Monthly Profit + Tips 131 daily / 128 Sunday

Cemetary Street, Center Street, Griffith Street, Lambert Street, Searle Street

Forty Fort

$600 Monthly Profit + Tips 131 daily / 154 Sunday

E. Pettebone Street, W. Pettebone Street, Slocum Street, Virginia Terrace, Welles Street

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

570-829-7107

Other

HAONOVER GREEN

CEMETERY 2 LOTS asking $1,000. For more info call (610) 366-8463

726

Clothing

COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 TOP COAT size 46 reg Harbor light from New York. gray, zip out lining excellent condition $50. 570-814-4315

730

Computer Equipment & Software

COMPUTER, Dell Windows XP 3GHZ processor, 120 GB hard drive, fast, better than 7. $150. 570-824-7354

732

Exercise Equipment

STATIONARY BIKE Weslo pursuit 350 $50. PROFORM XP 160 elliptical machine $200. please leave message @ 823-9320 STATIONERY exercise bicycle $50. 570-735-2081 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.

744

Furniture & Accessories

HUNTLEY furniture pieces, 2 - corner lighted china cabinet & buffet, blond mahogany accented with shabby chic painted accent design, versatile pieces. Motivated seller. $300. OBO. 570-466-6481

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MATTRESS SALE

We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 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 WATER BED queen size, platform, with 6 storage drawers, bookcase & headboard. New queen beige linens in package asking $60. 570-823-2691

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Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

WAGAN MINI STEPPER battery powered unit with 4 readout specs. $35. 570-287-8498 WORKOUT SYSTEM SM 3000 IMPEX Powerhouse Smith machine includes 275 lbs. weights with holder, bar bell, set of dumb bells, excellent condition $450. 417-8390

736

Firewood

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

742

CVS Drugstore. Saturday, March 10th 9am - 3pm Inside Craft Show Lunch available, W elsh cookies for sale. EDWARDSVILLE

Furniture & Accessories

BED FRAME & metal headboard, blue, twin size. $10. 570-235-6056 BED SET Twin complete, hardly used, excellent condition. was in our spare bedroom. $150 570-814-4315 BEDROOM SET 4 piece, triple dresser, triple chest, frame, headboard + nite stand. Medium color solid wood, very heavy, etching on top of all pieces + individual scrolling, excellent condition, must see. Moving too large for room $375. 258-0568 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 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. DESK: wood computer desk , pull out keyboard tray, lower shelf to hold tower off the floor, slotted CD holders in the side pillars along with shelves, 31 1/2”w x 19 1/2”d x 55 1/2 “h $40. READING LAMP, hangs on wall wooden base $20. 570-650-8710 DINING TABLE & HUTCH, solid oak, with glass lighted top. Excellent condition. $850. Call 570-690-4484

FUTON: good condition, asking $50. Please leave message @ 823-9320 LAMPS (2) parlor stand up, grey metal & black. $25 each. 570-740-1246 TABLE, Magazine, maple with marble top 21” x 6’ $300. 570-735-8730/ 570-332-8094

SWOYERSVILLE

600 CHURCH ST SWOYERSVILLE, PA SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012 8:00-4:00 DIRECTIONS: Wyoming Ave. or Back Rd. to Shoemaker to Church. Entire Contents Of House including furniture, lots of kitchenware, large crocks, jewelry, vintage Sylvania TV, electronics, lots of household, patio set, nice upright freezer, religious, antique child’s wagon, fitness Quest exercise bike like new, Toro 3hp snowblower, (2) 1992 Lincoln Town Cars, nice condition, base -ment & garage ITEMS & MORE! CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED! SALE BY COOK & COOK ESTATE LIQUIDATORS WWW.COOKANDCOOKESTATELIQUIDATORS.COM

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EXETER

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.

HERITAGE GALLERIES 52 Carr Ave. DALLAS, PA Across from Dallas Agway on Rt. 415

TUES. - SAT. 10-6

or by appointment

674-2646

WEST WYOMING FLEA MARKET 6th Street

OPEN SPACE YEAR ROUND

748 Good Things To Eat FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR. SIGN UP NOW

750

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

OUTSIDE

752 Landscaping & Gardening

- $10

GARAGE/BASEMENT SALE 1007 Morgan Drive,

Pineridge Estates, WILKES-BARRE Friday, 3/9 9:00-1:00 Contents of garage/basement including riding mower, yard tools, weight bench, Pool table, children’s bedroom sets, grills, miscellaneous household items

566 Sales/Business Development

Medical Equipment

758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

WANTED

CANES & walking sticks, new batch. Over 40 available, made from slippery maple trees. $4-$5 each. Over 200 Christmas & household items. Includes, Christmas trees, lights, cups, flowers, vases, wreaths, ornaments & more! Samsonite belt massager for weight loss, all for $60. 570-735-2081

ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS

Pride Mobility Lift Chair purchased June/2010. Excellent condition. Color is close to hunter green. Extremely heavy & will need several people to move it. $400. Firm Cash only please. Call 570-696-2208 between 9a-8p

HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!!!

758 Miscellaneous BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard 6’ cab $15. Gong Show movie DVD $10. 5 storm windows $10. each. 570-740-1246

BIRD CAGE, very big 24”lx17”wx31”h, like new. $80. 814-4315

548 Medical/Health

FREE REMOVAL Call Vito & Ginos Anytime 288-8995

COLLEGE BOOKS American Pageant Psychology Personal Management Process Fundamentals of management Science Algebra for college students Little Brown Book on composition $5. each. 570-655-9474

CANOE Grumman all aluminum 15’ $900.570/388-6812

GLASS DOOR. 4 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183

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:

Jewelry

AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT ACRES OF PARKING

SPACES

756

C.S.A. www.hails familyfarm.com 570-721-1144

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

756 60 JACKSON ST Sat., March 10 9 to 3 Lots of Princess House brand new in boxes, Solid Oak Dining Room Suite, kitchen table & chairs, tent & camping gear, household items, knick knacks, etc. See listing on Scranton Craigslist. com for photos.

Medical Equipment

LIFT CHAIR by Pride, like new Brown fabric. $400. 570-824-0999 LIFT CHAIR, new purchased 12/2011, never used, original cost $870 will sell $500 cash. 570-693-3104 WHEELCHAIR. JET 3 ULTRA power. Hardly used, 2 rechargeable batteries. $800. 570-458-6133

566 Sales/Business Development

recruiter@friendshiphousepa.org

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

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

250 PEPE COURT Jupiter Moon Studios March 9th & 10th 9:00am - 2:00pm March 11th 9:00am - 1:00pm (Wyoming Avenue to Lincoln, left on Memorial, right on 250 Pepe Ct) Variety of household, home decor, jewelry, & vintage items.

KINGSTON

HUGE MULTI FAMILY INDOOR

22 1/2 E. Union St. Sat & Sun March 10 and 11 8am - ??? Various household, tools, computer desk, bench with storage baskets, lots more. Watch for signs, no early birds please.

FURNISH FOR LESS

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

Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

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

Furnaces & Heaters

HEATERS 2, 1 kerosene radiant 10 with manual & pump $75. 1 carbon fiber electric, new in box, never used, free standing or wall mountable $49. 570-636-3151

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DALLAS 10TH ANNUAL SPRING CRAFT SHOW 15 Foster St. behind

746

PLAINS

HILLDALE SECTION 747 N. Main St. (Corner of N. Main & Saylor Ave.) Saturday, March 10 8am - 3pm INDOOR & HEATED Lots of additional inventory, kitchen table, 3 piece living room set, holiday decorations, electronics & much more!

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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FREE AD POLICY

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. 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

NIKON RANGEFINDER archers choice with neoprene case. Excellent shape. $100.570-336-2944 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. POPCORN butter dispenser, Server brand, lighted front. Very good condition $295. 570-636-3151 SHOP VAC wet/dry, 16 gallon, filters & attachments included, very good condition, $25. 570-696-1030. 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 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. 570655-3197 WHEELS: Windstar factory aluminum wheels with tires p21565r16 $200. 570-696-2212

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Tools

WELDER Lincoln electric 220 ac/dc arc welder, single phase, 60 hertz, 230 volts, 50 amps, 225 amps hc or 125 amps dc at 25 volts, 79 volts max on wheels code# 8811702 $400. 570-7358730/ 332-8094

786 Toys & Games CAR. Flyer box car in ok box. $20 570-574-0172 KID TRAX 18 months + 6 volt power system in box, never opened, battery charger included $80. 570-328-4927

794

Video Game Systems/Games

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

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

ANTIQUES

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

TOP DOLLAR

For your gold and silver, gold and silver coins, rings, bracelets, scrap jewelry Guaranteed highest prices paid. 570-855-7197

VITO’S & GINO’S

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 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 POOL TABLE, excellent condition, paid $1,200; asking $350. 283-2045 POOL TABLE, Sears championship table & accessories. FREE. 288-9609 SPORT BOW: Hoyt ultra, new strings & cables. Drop a way rest & lighted sights. Excellent condition. $150. 570-336-2944

780

Televisions/ Accessories

TV 36” 34”W, 29 1/2” H, 25” D. Great working TV. Manufactured by Sears $55. 14” RCA 14 w X 13” h X 14” D $20. Opentech Miracle phone for the hearing impaired, instructional video $20. 570-288-8689 TV 63” SAMSUNG DLP HD 1080, excellent condition. Very light usage. $850. 570-690-6087 TV LG 47LW6500 3D Smart 240hz, 8 pairs of glasses, built in WIFI, perfect condition, 2 months old. Gets excellent reviews. $1000. Call /text 570-472-1309

784

Tools

SNOW THROWER Ariens 7hp electric start, tire chains, 24” cut just serviced, runs well $395. 570-636-3151

Dogs

PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE

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906 Homes for Sale

ASHLEY

BACK MOUNTAIN

CENTERMORELAND Wyoming County Home with 30 Acres

DALLAS Newberry Estates

EDWARDSVILLE

GELN LYON

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

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

Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website. Corgi’s, Pembroke Males & Females. Reds & Tri’s. shots & wormed, $400$495. Pics avail. 570-799-0192

GOLDEN RETRIEVER mix. 6 months. Male all shots with crate. Likes dogs, cats and kids. Needs room to run. $150. 570-287-815 leave message

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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

CARS, TRUCKS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995

WANTED JEWELRY

bright blue eyes. 13 weeks old, very loveable, first shots. $150. READY TO GO! 570-313-2109

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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

WILKESBARREGOLD

(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538

Highest Cash PayOuts Guaranteed Mon-Sat 10am -6pm Closed Sundays

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

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

London PM Gold Price

Mar. 7th: $1,677.50 Visit us at WilkesBarreGold.com Or email us at wilkesbarregold@ yahoo.com

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

HUSKY & PIT BULL MIX PUPPIES Five females with

Cats

CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped

VALLEY CAT RESCUE

824-4172, 9-9 only

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KITTY: Snowy, adopt free pure white male DSH, needs loving home 20 months old, playful all around good kitty. Beautiful, small young adult. Fully veted, papers call Nina, 570-851-0436

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

840

Pet Services

SPRING TRAINING SEASON IS HERE!’ Have some fun

with your dog! PUPPY CLASS & BASIC Starts March 17th BEGINNER AGILITY & THERAPY DOG Start March 24th & 25th Call Mary at 570-332-4095 or Phyllis at 570-814-9317

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.

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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

ASHLEY

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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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

Coldwell Banker Gerald L. Busch Real Estate 570-288-2514 DALLAS

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

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

DALLAS

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

DALLAS

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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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

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

Smith Hourigan Group (570) 696-1195

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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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

DURYEA

AVOCA

P E N D I N G

Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130 796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

BUYING 11am to 6pm

39 Prospect St • Nanticoke

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

BEAR CREEK TWP.

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

BEAR CREEK TWP.

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

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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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HANOVER

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

DALLAS OAK HILL

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

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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

HANOVER 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

S O L D

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

HANOVER TWP

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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

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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BEAR CREEK

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

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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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

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BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

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.

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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 11-1977 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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

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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

P E N D I N G

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

HANOVER TWP.

* 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

HANOVER TWP. HUGHESTOWN REDUCED 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

HANOVER TWP.

Enjoy nature in 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

JENKINS TWP

1252 Main St.

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

$59,500

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Kingston

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

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

JENKINS TWP.

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KINGSTON MOTIVATED SELLER

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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KINGSTON ATHERTON AVE

LAKE NUANGOLA Lance Street

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

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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MOUNTAINTOP

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

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PITTSTON

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

COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-474-2340 Ext. 55

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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

JENKINS TWP.

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

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

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JENKINS TWP.

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

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

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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

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

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

KINGSTON KINGSTON

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

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 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

570-288-6654

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

MESHOPPEN Novak Road

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

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

NANITCOKE

3 bedroom, 1 bath. Nice opportunity for a starter home or investment property. Needs work, but columns, moldings, and leaded glass windows are intact. 12-133 $42,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

LAFLIN

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

LAFLIN 24 Fordham Road

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

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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

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

4 Fordham Road 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

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MOOSIC

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

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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

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 NEW PRICE $182,500 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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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 NANTICOKE

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

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

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NEWPORT TWP.

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

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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 PITTSON

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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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

PITTSTON REDUCED 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

PITTSTON Nestled on just under an acre just minutes from 81S this colonial offers 2194 sq. ft. of living area plus a finished basement. Enjoy your summer 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

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

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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

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MOUNTAINTOP REDUCED 10 E. Second St. Property in nice neighborhood. Includes 4 room apartment over garage. MLS 12-253 $75,000 Charles J. Prohaska EXT 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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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

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31 Tedrick St. Very nice 3 bedroom with 1 bath. This house was loved and you can tell. Come see for yourself, super clean home with nice curb appeal. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3544 Reduced to $76,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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

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

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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

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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

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30 E. Charles St. 3 story home has 2 bedrooms with possibly a third bedroom in the walk up attic. Some replacement windows, gas heat and hotwater. Hardwood floors in the upstairs. An adjacent parcel of land is included in this price. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-776 $39,900 Call Angie 570-885-4896 or Terry 570-885-3041

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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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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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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SHAVERTOWN 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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* 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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Well maintained raised ranch in Midway Manor. Good size level yard with shed. Large sunroom/laundry addition. Lower level family room with wood stove. 11-4178 $163,700 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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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

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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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

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

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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

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

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

WEST WYOMING

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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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

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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WILKES-BARRE 495-497 S. Grant St

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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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. 11-4464 $65,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

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

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

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

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

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

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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 11-2253 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

Beautifully maintained double block on large landscaped lot. Newer roof and windows, hardwood under carpet, ceiling fans, plaster walls and ample off street parking. Live in one side and let rent from other side help pay your mortgage. Must see! 12-816 $108,000 Call CHRISTINE KUTZ for details 570-332-8832

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

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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

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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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584 Wyoming Ave.

25 St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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Three large offices along with a reception area with builtin secretarial/paralegal work stations; a large conference room with built-in bookshelves, kitchenette and bathroom. Lower level has 7 offices, 2 bathrooms, plenty of storage. HIGHLY visible location, off-street parking. Why rent office space? Use part of building & rent space- share expenses and build equity. MLS#11-995 REDUCED TO $399,000 Judy Rice 570-714-9230 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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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

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

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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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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

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

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

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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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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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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

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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;?. MLS 11-4271 $40,000 John Polifka 570-704-6846 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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

BEAR CREEK

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

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

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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 WILKES-BARRE 98-100 Lockhart St

DALLAS

$129,900 SPECTACULAR WATER VIEW! 2 acres overlooking Huntsville Reservoir. Building site cleared but much of woodlands preserved. Perc & site prep done. 11-2550. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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

HUGHESTOWN Cleared lot in StaufGreat Investment Opportunity. Separate utilities. Motivated seller! MLS 11-4330 $80,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000 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!

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

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

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156FORGET X 110 X 150 X 45 THE

GROUNDHOG, SPRING IS ON ITS WAY! BUILD NOW! DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 $32,000 atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

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

TUNKHANNOCK Approximately

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

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

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 V E

ECHO ALLEY STATES 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

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

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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

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60 DAY COMING

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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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

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

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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

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ATTRACTION

NORTH WILKES-BARRE

Apartments/ Unfurnished

ASHLEY

74 W. Hartford St 1 bedroom + computer room. 2nd floor. Fridge, stove, washer/dryer included. Wall to wall carpet. No pets. Security, application fee. $550/month plus 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

FORTY FORT

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

APARTMENT Located off the lake. Stackable washer & dryer, all utilities included. $695/ month. Call 570-675-4600 or 570-639-2331 KINGSTON & Surrounding Areas WYOMING 1 bedroom, 1st floor, newly remodeled, quiet neighborhood. Off street parking, $500/month. KINGSTON: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Near Market St. & shopping. $450-$465. WILKES-BARRE 2 bedroom apt. Off street parking. $460. 4 bedroom 1/2 double, newly remodeled $675. Apartments include appliances. Credit check/references/ lease required. Tina Randazzo Property Manager 570-899-3407

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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

ST. E.Light, WALNUT bright, 1st

floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Air Conditioned. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $765 + utilities. Call. 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 1/2 DOUBLES 3 bedrooms, back yard. Separate utilities. No pets. Background & security. $750/month. 570-242-8380 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.

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LARKSVILLE

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Cute and clean 2 bedroom, off street parking, w/d hookup, eat in kitchen. Immaculate. $435 plus utilities. 1 month security. 845-386-1011

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

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LUZERNE

Spacious 1 bedroom. Off street parking. Laundry hookups. No pets, no smoking. Garbage included. $450 + utilities. Call 570-696-3368 Midtowne Apartments

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

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PITTSTON

PITTSTON

Modern 1st floor. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new carpeting, gas hot water heat, off street parking. $650/ month + utilities. No pets, no smokers, background/credit check required. Call 570-881-4078 PLAINS

MODERN 1ST FLOOR

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.

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

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

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

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP

PITTSTON HUGHESTOWN Completely remod-

eled, modern 1 bedroom apt. Lots of closet space, with new tile floor & carpets. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. Oil heat, nice yard & neighborhood, no pets. $600 / month includes water & sewer. $1,000 deposit. 479-6722

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

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

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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 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

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WYOMING

TOWNHOUSE

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

944

Commercial Properties

DOLPHIN PLAZA

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

FORTY FORT

Fully built-out & furnished Doctor’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

72 W. River St. Smith Hourigan Group

OFFICE SPACE PLAINS

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

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

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

WILKES-BARRE Modern, 1st floor

apartment. 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, offstreet parking. No pets, no smokers. Security & credit/ background check required. $550/ month + utilities. 570-881-4078

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

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom single family HANOVER Š2 bedroom Š4 bedroom, large NANTICOKE Š2 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included KINGSTON Š3 Bedroom Half Double McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

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

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

GLEN LYON

3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpeting, laundry room, yard, nice deck. $500 + utilities, security & references. No Pets. Call 570-592-3100

HANOVER TOWNSHIP Nice 3 bedroom. Off

street parking. Nice area. $575/month Call (570)825-4198

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

ONE MONTH FREE 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, washer /dryer, front & rear porches, full basement & attic. Offstreet parking, no pets, totally remodeled. Close to schools & shopping. $900/month, + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-824-7598

ARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE

GREAT LOCATION! Close to all

Major Highways Commercial space for lease 21,600 sq. ft. Distribution/ Warehouse/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

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

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

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HARVEYS LAKE 2.5 bedrooms,

2 baths, all appliances, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, washer/dryer on premises, single car attached garage. No pets. $1,100/month + security. Water, sewer & garbage paid. Call 570-855-2687

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1st. Quality Construction Co.

Senior Citizens Discount!

570-606-8438 ALLOLDER HOMES SPECIALIST

825-4268. Remodel / repair, Interior painting & drywall install DAVE JOHNSON Expert Bathroom & Room Remodeling, Carpentry & Whole House Renovations. Licensed &Insured

570-819-0681

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 SOUTH Nice, spacious 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath half double. Close to schools, Wilkes U & downtown WilkesBarre. Eat in kitchen. Rear handicap ramp. 2nd floor laundry hook-up. Full basement. Off street parking. $850 + utilities. Call 570-793-9449

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, wall to wall carpeting, $800/month, + utilities, & $1,000 security deposit. Call 570-693-2804

953 Houses for Rent

LARKSVILLE

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

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

570-288-6654

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 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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OR RENT TO OWN. Crestwood school district. I do have a cat. Need 2+ bedrooms. Call with all offers. 570-406-7318

953 Houses for Rent

WILKES-BARRE

ROLLING MILL HILL 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

962 Need to rent that Vacation property? Place an ad and get started! 570-829-7130

WEST PITTSTON

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

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

WILKES-BARRE

2 bedroom, stove, w/d hookups, parking, gas heat. No pets. $520 + utilities. 570-868-4444

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.

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

FLORIDA

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

HARVEY’S LAKE

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

QUAIL HOLLOW VILLAGE TIME SHARE

Beech Mountain Lakes, Drums PA. Great Price! Call 570-954-8795

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eled 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

953 Houses for Rent

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PLYMOUTH Completely remod-

WP

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

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

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

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

315 PLAZA

GREENBRIAR Well maintained ranch style condo features living room with cathedral ceiling, oak kitchen, dining room with vaulted ceiling, 2 bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths, master bedroom with walk in closet. HOA fees included. $1,000 per month + utilities. MLS#11-4063. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

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

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DALLAS

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

PLYMOUTH

RETAIL LEASE Available

WYOMING

950

122 Willow St.

WILKES-BARRE

1st floor 2 bedroom apartment. Heat, hot water, water, sewer, garbage & snow removal included. $850 + security & references. Call 570-371-8300

NANTICOKE

953 Houses for Rent

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

PLAINS

WAREHOUSE/LIGHT MANUFACTURING OFFICE SPACE WILKES-BARRE SOUTH Spacious 3rd floor, 2-3 bedroom, hardPITTSTON wood floors, heat & Main St. hot water included. $695/month + security. Call 570-704-9482 after 4:30 p.m

Garages

KINGSTON

WILKES-BARRE

Large 1 bedroom apartment. Modern kitchen. Safe neighborhood. Pets welcome. Water included. $425 + $625 security. Call 570-239-9840

947

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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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Building & Remodeling

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

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION

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

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

Need a Roommate? Place an ad and find one here! 570-829-7130

Concrete & Masonry

D. Pugh Concrete

SPRING BUILDING/ REMODELING?

Call the Builder Industry Association for a list of qualified members

call 287-3331 or go to

www.bianepa.com

1030

Carpet Cleaning

Alan & Linda’s Carpet and/or Chair Cleaning

2 FOR $39

570-826-7035

1039

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.

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

1054

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

1042

Cleaning & Maintainence

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

1054

Concrete & Masonry

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

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

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

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR

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

1078

Dry Wall

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

MIRRA DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

1132

Handyman Services

Mark’s Handyman Service

Give us a call

We do it all! Licensed &Insured

570-578-8599

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Hauling & Trucking

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299 A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582 AAA Bob & Ray’s Hauling: Friendly & Courteous. We take anything & everything. Attic to basement. Garage, yard, free estimates. Call 570-655-7458 or 570-905-4820

(570) 675-3378 1084

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

1093

1132

AFFORDABLE

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

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

DO IT ALL HANDYMAN

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

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

Hauling & Trucking

FREE SCRAP METAL REMOVAL Services include:

general hauling, attics, basements, garages, and estate clean out. Call Ray’s Recycling 570-735-2399

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

Mike’s $5-Up

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

570-826-1883

1141

Heating & Cooling

HEATING, A/C & REFRIGERATION REPAIR Services. Commer-

cial / Residential. Licensed & Insured. 24-7 Free Estimates. Call 646-201-1765 mycohvac.com

1156

Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY

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

Excavating

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

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ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL

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

CASTAWAY HAULING JUNK REMOVAL

823-3788 / 817-0395

HAUL ALL& H

AULING PAINTING SERVICES.

Free Estimates. 570-332-5946

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

www nepalong termcare.com

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

1183

Masonry

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

Wannamakeyour cargofast? Place anadin Classified! 570-829-7130.

1189 Miscellaneous Service

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

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995 1195

Movers

BestDarnMovers Moving Helpers Call for Free Quote. We make moving easy. BestDarnMovers.com 570-852-9243

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Painting & Wallpaper

“AA+ C LASSICAL”

All phases. Complete int/ext paint & renovations Since 1990 Free Estimates Licensed-Insured 570-283-5714

M. PARALIS PAINTING

Int/ Ext. painting, Power washing. Professional work at affordable rates. Free estimates. 570-288-0733

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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

1252

Roofing & Siding

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

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

1276

Snow Removal

SNOW

PLOWING ŠCommercial

ŠIndustrial ŠResidential 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

Mountain Top

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

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

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

1297

Tree Care

ZOMERFELD TREE SERVICE, INC.

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


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