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County Manager Lawton, Mayor Leighton talk about landmark, reach no decisions.

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HEALTH CARE LAW: Decision, expected in June, will affect the way virtually every citizen receives, pays for medical care

Court appears divided

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Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton met with Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton on Wednesday afternoon to introduce himself and discuss the Hotel Sterling, among other issues. Lawton and Leighton said no decisions were reached on the Sterling, and another meeting may be necessary. Lawton will present his recommendation on the county’s future involvement in the downtown Wilkes-Barre landmark on Lawton April 10. Several wellplaced insiders say there’s a growing sentiment among the county administration and county Leighton council toward walking away from the project instead of investing more funding on demolition or additional preservation. The city is involved because it hasn’t been able to reach an agreement with the county needed to proceed with demolition of the building. The delay largely stems from the city’s unwillingness to forgive an estimated $50,000 in demolition permit fees. Leighton said the city can’t afford to give up the fees, which would be paid by the demolition contractor, though he is open to negotiations to waive the fee in exchange for county assistance in other projects. The mayor has stressed the city already agreed to provide about $250,000 in state gaming funds toward demolition. “We always had a great working relationship with county officials, and I look forward to that continuing with the new form of government,” Leighton said. The city could end up footing the bill for demolition if the county doesn’t get involved because the city condemned the structure and the Sterling’s nonprofit owner, CityVest, is out of funds. CityVest is expected to file for bankruptcy if the county doesn’t agree to take over the project. See STERLING, Page 12A

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Those who filed are challengers to Holden, Barletta. May 15 is filing deadline for incumbents. By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

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Susan Clark of Santa Monica, Calif., who opposes health care reform, stands with a red hand painted over her mouth Wednesday to represent what she said is socialism taking away her choices and rights, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington.

Centerpiece of law requires insurance for all By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Concluding three days of fervent, public disagreement, a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology will now wrestle in private about whether to strike down key parts or even all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care law. The justices’ decision, due this June, will affect the way virtually every American re-

ceives and pays for care. The court wrapped up public arguments Wednesday on the overhaul, which is designed to extend health insurance to most of the 50 million Americans now without it. The first and biggest issue the justices must decide is whether the centerpiece of the law, the requirement that nearly all Americans carry insurance or pay a penalty, is constitutional.

Wednesday’s argument time was unusual in that it assumed a negative answer to that central question. What should happen to other provisions, the justices and lawyers debated, if the court strikes down the requirement? If the justices are following their normal practice, they had not even met to take a preliminary vote in the case before all argument concluded. Questions at the court this

week days showed a strong ideological division between the liberal justices who seem inclined to uphold the law in its entirety and the conservative justices whose skepticism about Congress’ power to force people to buy insurance suggests deep trouble for the insurance requirement, and possibly the entire law. See COURT, Page 12A

HHS official makes house call Area residents attending two meetings Fed official visits Valley to explain what with Director Joanne Corte Grossi, who Affordable Care Act may mean for locals. By MATT HUGHES mhughes@timesleader.com

oversees HHS’s operations in six states, voiced support for some of the bill’s most sweeping changes and concerns about others. But mostly, they had questions about how the bill will affect the health care they are receiving and their access to care. Grossi first spoke to a crowd of approximately 50 people at the Kingston Senior PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Center about how the bill will impact Medicare coverage in particular, and said Carolyn Tavella asks a question of Health

As the U.S. Supreme Court debated the constitutionality of the federal health care reform bill Wednesday, the bill also stirred debate in the Wyoming Valley, as the regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services came to town to explain the Affordable Care Act’s consequences for health care consumers in Pennsylvania. See AFFECT, Page 12A

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Matthew Cartwright, the Moosic attorney trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, a fellow Democrat, earned more than $352,000 last year in salary from his family’s law firm. That’s more than double the $174,000 salary Cartwright of the congressional seat he’s trying to win. The financial data were included in Cartwright’s 2011 financial disclosure statement Holden that all non-incumbent candidates for U.S. House were required to file by last Saturday. The statements include all income Barletta earned last year, in addition to assets and unearned income such as retirement plans, rental income, dividends and capital gains. Al- Stilp so listed are any liabilities, such as outstanding loans, credit card debt and mortgages. Cartwright is challenging Holden, D-St. Vinsko Clair, for the party nomination in the17th Congressional District. Holden, as an incumbent, is not required to file his 2011 financial disclosure until May 15. According to Holden’s 2010 statement, the former Schuylkill County sheriff earned, in addition to his congressional salary, See FINANCE, Page 12A

Say you’ve just won half a billion What’s next? Be careful, experts say. By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press

while you’re jumping up and down. Then make a photocopy and lock it in a safe. At the very least, keep it where you know it’s protected. A Rhode Island woman who won a $336 million Powerball jackpot in February hid the ticket in her Bible before going out to breakfast. Q: What next? A: Relax; breathe; take time to think about your next move. Don’t do anything you’ll regret for the next 30 years, like calling your best friend or every one of your aunts, uncles and cousins. It doesn’t take long to be over-

With a half-billion-dollar multistate lottery jackpot up for grabs, plenty of folks are fantasizing how to spend the money. But doing it the right way — protecting your riches, your identity and your sanity — takes some thought and planning. Making sure you don’t blow the nation’s largest-ever lottery jackpot within a few years means some advice is in order before the Mega Millions drawing Friday, especially if you’re really, really, really lucky. Q: What do I do with the ticket? A: Before anything else, sign the back of the ticket. That will stop anyone else from claiming your riches if you happen drop it See MILLIONS, Page 8A

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Witness describes fatal fight in Hazleton Man testifies he saw Rodolfo Hiraldo Perez stab Vladimir Ruiz in January 2011. By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE–AlterickLand saw the fight between Angel Sanchez and Vladimir Ruiz on Jan. 16, 2011on Wyoming and Green streets in Hazleton. Land, a security guard at a nearby restaurant, testified Sanchez was getting the upper hand in the fight and Ruiz, 21, couldn’t get up as Sanchez was punching, kicking and stomping him. “(Sanchez) didn’t let him get up,”

Land testified in the second day of Rodolfo Hiraldo Perez’s trial on homicide charges relating to Ruiz’s death. “Out of no Perez where, (Perez) pullsoutaknifeandstabbed(Ruiz),” Land said. “In my opinion, the fight was over. It should have been stopped. Then (Perez) came out of nowhere.” Prosecutorsinthecaseareexpected to finish calling witnesses today. Defense attorneys will then present their opening statement and begin calling witnesses. Sanchez, 21, pleaded guilty Mon-

day to a third-degree murder charge inRuiz’sdeathandwillbesentenced in May. He was scheduled to stand trial with Perez this week. Land testified he knew Sanchez and Ruiz fought the day before and had a feeling they were going to finish what they started in a fair fight, without weapons, on Jan.16. Butthen,Landsaid,hesawPerez, 25, with the kitchen knife, several inches in length, and called police. “It shouldn’t have happened,” Land said of the fight that escalated into a deadly stabbing. Prosecutors also called Ramon Penntotestify,withtheassistanceof an interpreter. Penn owns the Penn Palace nightclub outside of which the fight occurred.

Penn testified he knew Sanchez because he had lived near his business and said he spoke to Sanchez the night of the homicide in his business’s kitchen. He said he told Sanchez he knew of the fight he had with Ruiz the day beforeandwarnedSanchezhedidn’t wanthiminsidehisclubcausingany problems. Sanchez, Penn said, told him he didn’t need to worry because Sanchez “had his people ready” in case anything happened. Penn said he left for the night, but returned around 2 a.m. when he was notified of an incident outside his bar.Ashorttimelater,hetestified,he received a call from Sanchez asking him not to hand over surveillance

video to police. Prosecutors also called as a witness a forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on Ruiz the day after his death. Gary Ross testified he watched surveillance video of the assault on Ruiz and said the injuries Ruiz sustainedwereconsistentwiththebeating he saw in the video. Ross testified Ruiz was severely beaten and stabbed, and received massive facial and blunt force trauma. Ross said that had Ruiz not received a stab wound to his heart, he could have died from the assault injuries. But,Rosstestified,Ruizreceiveda stab wound, ultimately causing his death.

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KINGSTON – Even though its proposed Alternative Learning Center’s building project failed, the Luzerne Intermediate Unit is fully committed to serving at-risk students, LIU Executive Director Hal Bloss said Wednesday evening. He told the LIU Board of Directors the unit has mandated an Alternative Education Task Force composed of representatives of member school districts. Over approximately three years, the task force will research the needs of at-risk students, develop a plan for addressing those needs and then implement that plan to maximize academic potential and modify behaviors, Bloss said. Bloss also lauded Filomena Covert, LIU director of curriculum and instruction, for working to align the unit’s

The LIU Board of Directors will meet April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

common core standards with national standards. Compliance with these standards makes students ready to move into college or career better equipped to succeed. Bloss also said he expected the LIU budget to be passed this summer with a 5 percent reduction in spending. Bloss also announced his retirement, effective next year. Tony Grieco, assistant executive director, will take over that position, and the assistant executive director position will not be filled. Bloss said it has been a pleasure to serve with others willing to work diligently to make education better for all those students served by the LIU.

POLICE BLOTTER WILKES-BARRE – Police on Wednesday afternoon cited Laquita Barnes, 25, with disorderly conduct after they said they forcibly moved her aside to allow Luzerne County Children and Youth Services caseworkers to take custody of her children. Police said they were called to assist Children and Youth caseworkers at Barnes’s residence at the rear of 400 Scott St. around 3:15 p.m. and served a court order to take custody of the children. Barnes became belligerent and refused to surrender the children, prompting police to move her out of the way, police said. She was placed under arrest, issued a citation and released at the scene, police said.

Street, received late Tuesday night from someone claiming to be an officer with the Pittsburgh Police Department’s traffic division. The woman said someone sounding like a young male stated her nephew had been arrested for drug possession during a traffic stop. The caller asked the woman to post bail for her nephew through Western Union. While the caller was providing a routing number to wire $2,000, the woman hung up. Police warned against giving information out over the phone and asked anyone who has a similar request for money to contact them through Luzerne County 911.

HAZLE TWP. – Sandra Montanari, 60, of Weston, was cited Wednesday with retail theft, state police said. LARKSVILLE – Police on Montanari was detained by Wednesday advised residents of a possible telephone scam. Kmart loss prevention personnel around 9:40 p.m. for Detective John Edwards the theft of three items said he was notified by Joseph Carey of a call his moth- worth a total of approximately $65, state police said. er, Florence Carey of Pace

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PARIS — An intense and controversial restoration of the last great work by Leonardo da Vinci goes before the public on Thursday at the Louvre Museum revealing “The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne” in the full panoply of hues and detail painted by the Renaissance master 500

years ago. The 18-month-long restoration of the painting that da Vinci labored on for 20 years until his death in1519 will go a long way to raising “Saint Anne” to its place as one of the most influential Florentine paintings of its time and a step towards the high Renaissance of Michelangelo. The cleaning has endowed the painting portraying the Virgin Mary with her mother, Saint Anne, and the infant Jesus with new life and luminosity. Dull, faded hues were transformed into vivid browns and lapis lazuli that

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House rejects bipartisan budget Republicans will push their own plan, with deeper spending cuts. By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The House voted decisively late Wednesday to reject a bipartisan budget mixing tax increases with spending cuts to wring $4 trillion from federal deficits over the coming decade. The 382-38 roll call paved the way for Republicans to muscle through their own, more stringent budget today, a measure that would blend deeper spending reductions in safety-net programs for the poor with a plan to dramatically overhaul Medicare. The vote also underscored the partisan polarization dominating Washington this election year, with leaders of both parties showing little inclination to compromise and let the other side claim a victory.

The bipartisan measure rejected Wednesday was patterned on a plan by President Barack Obama’s 2010 deficit commission and was written by moderate Reps. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, and Jim Cooper, DTenn. “This is the only bipartisan way to solve the nation’s problems,” Cooper said. “When you know you have a good deal is when the left and right are pounding the snot out of you, and that’s what’s happening today,” LaTourette. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was the only lawmaker to speak against the plan, saying it relied too heavily on tax increases and not enough on spending cuts. The plan won praise from outside budget experts. But GOP leaders have been unwilling to stray from party principles on taxes, while top Democrats have shown no give on cuts to social programs. The bipartisan alternative was similar to a proposal crafted

by former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, a Democrat, and former GOP Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, co-chairmen of Obama’s deficit commission, whose package ended up being ignored by lawmakers. The measure, like the Simpson-Bowles plan, called for a tax overhaul that would bring the top tax rate down from 35 percent to 29 percent or lower, financed by repealing various tax breaks, deductions and credits. Overall revenue would rise by $1.2 trillion since the money raised by eliminating dozens of tax breaks would exceed the revenue lost by lowering rates. The vote came shortly after the Republican-run chamber unanimously rejected Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget for next year in a roll call forced by GOP lawmakers to embarrass Democrats. Republicans have opposed Obama’s budget all year, criticizing its tax increases on the wealthy and saying it lacks sufficient spending cuts.

had visitors awe-struck. “It’s unbelievable, so beautiful. Now you have that same feeling as when you enter Michelangelo’s restored Sistine Chapel. Look at the blue!” one visitor, Odile Celier, 66, said on Wednesday. The exhibit brings together some 130 preparatory drawings and studies by da Vinci and his apprentices — something curator Vincent Delieuvin likened to “a police investigation” — tracing the painting’s conception and AP PHOTO revealing to experts today the the entire development over the last A man views ‘The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne’ by Leonardo 20 years of da Vinci’s life. da Vinci, at the Louvre Museum in Paris on Tuesday.

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Free chicken pox shots

he Wilkes-Barre City Health Department will provide free T chicken pox vaccinations to Wilkes-

Barre students during three clinics scheduled for April. New state immunization regulations that took effect last August require children in all grades to receive a second dose of the chicken pox vaccine. The deadline to comply with the regulation is May 1. While the state Health Department established the new regulations, enforcement is up to individual school districts. The city health department will be at Coughlin High School on Monday between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Kistler Elementary School on Friday, April 13, between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; and at the Kirby Memorial Health Center between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Children in need of the vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Advanced registration can be completed online at: http://www.wilkes-barrehealthclinics4U.com, or individuals can also call 877-PA HEALTH (877-7243258) for additional information.

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County 911, Harveys Lake in stalemate Dispatching protocol creates snag By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Luzerne County 911 Executive Director Dave Parsnik said there’s a simple way to rectify an ambulance dispatching disagreement in Harveys Lake, and he can’t fathom why it won’t be followed. The county’s new $1.8 million computer-aided dispatch system is set up to allow each municipality to designate the first two responders to be summoned to an emergency, he said. The county now requires responders to inform 911 when they’re unavailable

“All we want them to do is tell us when they’re not in service,” Parsnik said. Instead, the Harveys Lake ambulance wants 911 to simultaneously summon its unit and Kunkle ambulance, a practice that’s been in place for years. The 911 system is programmed to contact responders one at a time, in part so multiple responders won’t be called to an emergency, potentially wasting resources, Parsnik said. Borough residents could be impacted by the disagreement because the second responder isn’t summoned until up to nine minutes pass without action by the

so the system will automatically contact the next available unit on the list. Parsnik said Harveys Lake ambulance is first on the borough list but does not want to alert 911 when it’s unavailable. This notification of unavailability requires a quick call to a 911 supervisor, Parsnik said, noting that all responders in the 75 other municipalities are complying. The Kunkle ambulance is second on the borough list but would be called first if the Harveys Lake ambulance indicates it’s unavailable, he said. See 911, Page 12A

9 11 M A N A G E R R E S I G N S Luzerne County 911 intragovernmental coordinator Joseph Lynch has resigned effective April 5. County 911 Executive Director Dave Parsnik said Lynch accepted another position with better pay, noting that county non-union employees have not received raises in several years. Lynch receives $35,500 in his county position. “He’s a true professional. He is an integral part of our communications and is very knowledgeable about emergency response,” Parsnik said. Lynch started at 911 in 2000 as a telecommunicator, according to news archives.

Kiosk will mark the spot where a ball hit by N.Y. Yankee legend Babe Ruth landed after he blasted it out of Artillery Field in 1926

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Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will have extra time to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), according to the state’s Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander. The federally funded program was slated to end March 30, but the state extended the program through April 13. Cash grants are based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. In addition to proof of income and household size, applicants must provide a recent bill or a statement from their fuel dealer verifying their customer status and the type of fuel used. The income limit for a one-person household is $16,335; add $5,730 for each additional person. Apply for a LIHEAP grant online at www.compass.state.pa.us; residents can also apply in-person at county assistance offices. For answers to questions, call the statewide toll-free hotline at 1-866-857-7095. WILKES-BARRE

‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake Day’

Luzerne County Council has proclaimed Saturday “Bowl For Kids’ Sake Day” in the county. The proclamation has been made for the 30th anniversary of Bowl For Kids’ Sake, which is the largest annual fundraiser of Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge. All proceeds help provide mentors to the young people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. This year’s event will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stanton Lanes in Wilkes-Barre. For more information about Bowl For Kids’ Sake and the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, call 824-8756. PLAINS TOWNSHIP

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The Plains Township Parks and Recreation Board is accepting applications for summer employment. Applicants must be residents of Plains and must either be presently enrolled in college or graduating high school students attending college in the fall of 2012. College students must submit proof of enrollment. Qualified applicants can pick up applications at the Plains Township Municipal Building, 126 N. Main St., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All applications must be received by April 20.

Griffith tells council most of the financial audits must be done by outside companies. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

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Planners Jim Ryan, Janet Layman-Hall, Merle Mackin, Tony Thomas Jr. and Clem Norman work on placement of a marker to commemorate the legendary home run hit by Babe Ruth at Artillery Field in 1926 at Artillery Park.

Honoring ‘The Bambino’s’ feat By BILL O’BOYLE boboyle@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – The spot where Babe Ruth’s legendary longest home run came to rest will be marked for posterity. Former city councilman Tony Thomas Jr. said Wednesday that a kiosk will be placed at the site of the disputed homer in Kirby Park. The three-sided marker – which cost $3,600 -- will be erected in time for a dedication ceremony during the city’s Cherry Blossom Festival next month. According to a story that ran on Oct. 13, 1926 in the Wilkes-Barre Morning Record, Ruth was at Artillery Park to play in an exhibition game between Hughestown and Larksville. Ruth played for Hughestown and he challenged Larksville hurler Ernie Corkran to throw him his best stuff -- a fastball right down the heart of the plate. Ruth hit the ball that some say was still rising when it cleared the fence -- a distance of 400 feet from home plate.

Wyoming Area School District Superintendent Raymond J. Bernardi announced April 10 will now be used as a flood makeup day and will be a full day of school for all students within the Wyoming Area School District. The day was originally listed on the school calendar as closed for Easter vacation/first snow makeup day. The last student/teacher day is scheduled for Monday, June 11, with graduation being held Friday, June 8.

“When I hit that ball, it felt as if it was going to be the best clout I ever took at one,” Ruth was quoted in the Record story. Ruth never retracted the story and 85 years later, the feat will be memorialized. Clem Norman of Larksville came up with the idea and approached Thomas in 2007. “When I heard the story, I thought this is an amazing baseball event,” Norman said. “And the ball was hit by arguably the best baseball player who ever lived.” Thomas said 14 donors have given $3,100 – another $500 is needed to complete the job. Donations can be sent to the Luzerne Foundation, he said. The kiosk has been built. Jim Ryan, the city clerk, said it is in its shipping box waiting to be unpacked and erected. Merle Mackin, executive director of the Luzerne County Visitor’s Bureau, said the kiosk will be a tourist attraction. “I’m sure many people will come to visit this site,” Mackin said. “Sports his-

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tory is big.” Thomas said he remembers hearing the legend for many years. “I’ve been hearing about this home run since I was a kid,” Thomas said. “So we decided to mark the spot.” Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, will attend the dedication on April 28, Thomas said. When she spoke at a Teeners’ League Baseball banquet in 2009, Tosetti was asked about plans to place the marker. “I think it would be great to have a marker at Kirby Park,” Tosetti said. “It would honor my grandfather and also bring national attention to Wilkes-Barre and its people.”

LCTA authorizes study of intermodal center Move comes after a man was killed by erations of the intermodal” at a cost not to W H A T ’ S N E X T exceed $12,500. The LCTA board meets next at 3 p.m. May 15 a bus that was backing up. Reilly During public comment, Valerie Kepn- in the administrative offices, 315 NorthAssociates of Pittston will do study. er, of the citizen-formed Public Transpor- ampton St., Kingston. The Ridership Com-

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KINGSTON – Six months after an 86year-old pedestrian was killed when a bus backed over him, the Luzerne County Transportation Authority board has authorized a study of its operations at the James F. Conahan Intermodal Transportation Center. Without discussion on the issue, the board voted unanimously Tuesday to have Reilly Associates, a Pittston-based a professional engineering, environmental, surveying and inspection firm, “conduct a study to suggest enhancements for the op-

tation Advisory Council, said she hears regularly from bus drivers that the intermodal is “causing some serious issues with people being safe,” and asked if the study was safety-related. Solicitor Joseph Blazosek said the study would “take a look at our operations and give us some suggestions (and address) some concerns.” He noted that other entities work at the intermodal as well, such as Martz Trailways, and the intermodal also contains a parking garage. “We’re trying to just see how our part might fit in a little better,” he said. The board likely discussed the study during a closed-door session preceding

mittee will meet there at 2 p.m. on the same date and also at a time yet to be decided in April.

the meeting, during which Blazosek said personnel and litigation were discussed. The authority, the city of Wilkes-Barre and the designer of the intermodal are being sued by the family of Edward Rehill of Wilkes-Barre, who was killed when a bus backed over him at the intermodal in September. Kepner suggested that Reilly Associates meet with the Ridership Committee to discuss concerns and ideas. Authority See LCTA, Page 12A

Luzerne County Controller Walter Griffith has released his plan for audits that will be completed in 2012. The schedule, presented to county council Tuesday, is required by the new home rule charter. His audit list: • 17 magisterial district judges’ offices. • Assessor’s office. • Prison commissary fund. Griffith • Special legal fees of the court. • Home rule transition committee. He also plans to complete performance audits of the following: Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bureau of Elections, Human Resources Department and sheriff’s office weapons. The performance audits will determine if laws, policies and procedures are being followed, he said. For example, Griffith said he wants to see if human resources is following the county personnel code. The election bureau audit will check the time and attendance records of employees, and he said he will examine the same records in other offices as time allows. Griffith told council most of the financial audits must be completed by outside companies because the three workers in his office don’t have educational qualifications needed to complete them according to recognized governmental auditing standards – a new requirement under the county’s home rule charter. The outside companies would be paid from a $50,000 consultant allotment in his 2012 budget. Griffith said about 20 to 80 hours of continuing-education credits over two years would be required to meet the standards. He wants to use money in his budget to provide this education training for his workers. Griffith highlighted several examples of audits completed by his office since he became controller in 2010 that have saved the county money and increased the tracking of expenses. County Councilman Stephen A. Urban said the home rule charter allows the controller to audit outside boards and authorities, and he advised Griffith to audit Luzerne County Community College, which receives $6 million in county funding annually in addition to money for capital projects. Griffith said he agrees but can’t commit to additional audits because of budgetary cuts in his office.


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HARRISBURG -- A bill requiring juvenile court judges to go on record with their reasons for placement is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature. “It is important that we put into law protections that prevent any repetition of the ‘kids for cash’ scandal that tainted the juvenile justice system in Luzerne

County,” said Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, the bill’s sponsor. Senate Bill 818 stems from one of dozens Baker of suggestions that emerged from the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice, a special state commission set up to examine the judicial system in the wake of the scandal, Baker said. “Requiring a judge’s reasoning to be part of the record will allow

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ment. Currently, Pennsylvanians can order wines from state liquor stores but typically must pick up the shipment there. The bill now goes to the House, where a spokesman for the Republican majority says it will be tied to a bill to privatize liquor and wine sales that’s been bottled up for months. Steve Miskin says that legislation isn’t expected to surface before lawmakers break next week for a spring recess.

judicial officials and advocacy groups to detect imbalance or misconduct if sentences are being handed out that are inconsistent with the offense, ” Baker stated. The vote on SB-818 was 48-0. State Sen. John Yudichak, D-

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Scientists: Weather disasters ahead Global warming contributing to worse droughts, deluges, storms and other calamities all over the globe.

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON — Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of climate scientists says in a report issued Wednesday. The greatest danger from extreme weather is in highly populated, poor regions of the world, the report warns, but no corner of the globe — from Mumbai to Miami — is immune. The document by a Nobel Prize-winning panel of climate scientists forecasts stronger tropical cy-

clones and more frequent heat waves, deluges and droughts. The 594-page report blames the scale of recent and future disasters on a combination of man-made climate change, population shifts and poverty. In the past, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, founded in 1988 by the United Nations, has focused on the slow inexorable rise of temperatures and oceans as part of global warming. This report by the panel is the first to look at the less common but far more noticeable extreme weather changes, which recently have been costing on average about $80 billion a year in damage.

“We mostly experience weather and climate through the extreme,” said Stanford University climate scientist Chris Field, who is one of the report’s top editors. “That’s where we have the losses. That’s where we have the insurance payments. That’s where things have the potential to fall apart. “There are lots of places that are already marginal for one reason or another,” Field said. But it’s not just poor areas: “There is disaster risk almost everywhere.” The scientists say that some places, particularly parts of Mumbai in India, could become uninhabitable from floods, storms and rising seas.

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Security guards wait for their assignments near a stone lion sculpture Wednesday at a park in Beijing, China. The stone lion, called a Shishi, or an imperial guardian lion, are a common decorative figure in China, often standing outside the entrances to restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and other structures. PHILADELPHIA

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A Florida jury has found a teenager guilty of first-degree murder in the slayings of two British tourists last April. It took the jury two hours to reach a verdict Wednesday against 17-year-old Shawn Tyson. He faces a life sentence. Tyson was convicted of shooting 25-year-old James Cooper and 24-yearold James Kouzaris. They were vacationing in Sarasota and spent an evening drinking when they got lost and walked into a housing project where Tyson lived. Witnesses testified Tyson intended to rob the men but shot them instead. KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

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A major Afghan militant group is following in the Taliban’s footsteps by suspending talks with the United States and the Kabul government, another setback to efforts toward a peaceful resolution to the decade-long war. The insurgent faction Hezb-i-Islami was abandoning talks because they had produced nothing “practical,” said the group’s European representative, Qaribur Rahman Saeed. Earlier this month, the Taliban announced it was breaking off dialogue with the U.S. Part of the U.S.-led coalition’s exit strategy is to gradually transfer security responsibility to Afghan forces. Another tack is to pull the Taliban and other militant factions into political discussions with the Afghan government. ST. JOHNSBURY, VT.

Plow driver, wife accused

A Vermont snowplow driver who wanted to “get a girl” was accused Wednesday along with his wife of luring a popular prep school teacher from her home by pretending their vehicle had broken down, beating and strangling her, stripping her body naked and throwing it into the Connecticut River. Allen Prue, 30, and Patricia Prue, 33, of Waterford, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Melissa Jenkins, whose SUV was found idling along a remote road near her St. Johnsbury home on Sunday with her unharmed 2-year-old inside.

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In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI meets Wednesday with revolutionary leader and longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in Havana.

Pope rips Cuba at Mass Benedict XVI demands more freedom for the Catholic Church in Cuba. By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press

HAVANA — Pope Benedict XVI demanded more freedom for the Catholic Church in communist-run Cuba and preached against “fanaticism” in an unusually political sermon before hundreds of thousands at Revolution Plaza, with President Raul Castro in the front row. Later, the president’s brother, revolutionary leader Fidel, grilled the pontiff on changes in church liturgy and his role as spiritual leader of the world’s Catholics, a Vatican spokesman said. Benedict’s homily was a not-so-subtle

jab at the island’s leadership before a vast crowd of Cubans, both in the sprawling plaza and watching on television. But he also clearly urged an end to Cuba’s isolation, a reference to the 50-year U.S. economic embargo and the inability of 11 American presidents and brothers Fidel and Raul Castro to forge peace. “Cuba and the world need change, but this will occur only if each one is in a position to seek the truth and chooses the way of love, sowing reconciliation and fraternity,” he said. The remark built upon the famed call of his predecessor, John Paul II, who said in his groundbreaking 1998 visit that Cuba should “open itself up to the world, and may the world open itself up to Cuba.” With the country’s leadership listening from front-row seats, Benedict referred to

the biblical account of how youths persecuted by the Babylonian king “preferred to face death by fire rather than betray their conscience and their faith.” He said people find freedom when they seek the truth that Christianity offers. “On the other hand there are those who wrongly interpret this search for the truth, leading them to irrationality and fanaticism; they close themselves up in ‘their truth’ and try to impose it on others,” he said from the altar in front of an image of Cuba’s revolution hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara. The comments were an unmistakable criticism of the Cuban reality, said the Rev. Joseph Fessio, a former student of Benedict’s, even if the pope didn’t mention the government by name.

JetBlue suspends captain who had outburst Clayton Osbon has been taken off active duty pending a review. The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — A JetBlue captain who yelled about a bomb and urged passengers to pray on a Las Vegas-bound flight has been suspended, the airline said Wednesday. Clayton Osbon has been taken off active duty pending a review of the incident, JetBlue Airways spokeswoman Allison Steinberg said. Passengers wrestled Osbon to the ground after his bizarre rant, as a co-pilot shut him out of the cockpit and took command of the Tuesday morning flight from New York. Passengers first noticed something was wrong when

Osbon stormed out of the cockpit and tried to force his way into an occupied bathroom. The captain’s co-workers tried to calm him as he became more jittery, coaxing him to the back of the plane while making sure he didn’t return to the plane’s controls. Then he sprinted up the cabin’s aisle, ranting about a bomb, screaming “They’re going to take us down!” and urging confused passengers to pray. “Nobody knew what to do because he is the captain of the plane,” said Don Davis, the owner of a Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based wireless broadband manufacturer who was traveling to Sin City for a security industry conference. “You’re not just going to jump up and attack the captain,” Davis said.

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Emergency workers tend to a JetBlue captain that had a ‘medical situation’ during a Las Vegas-bound flight from JFK International airport on Tuesday.

But four men did just that, using seat belt extenders and zip tie handcuffs to restrain and pin Osbon to the floor for

more than 20 minutes while the co-pilot and an off-duty pilot who was aboard landed the plane in Amarillo, Texas.

BAGHDAD — Arab countries, divided over how to stop Syria’s bloodshed, plan to call for the Syrian regime to halt its crackdown on civilians, let in humanitarian groups and free detainees, according to recommendations Wednesday by foreign ministers preparing for a summit this week. Even before Arab heads of state began their summit today in the Iraqi capital, Syria sharply The U.N. rejected any measures they says that take. A Syrian over the Foreign Ministry spokesman, past year, Jihad Makdes- more than si, said Damas9,000 peocus would “not deal with any ple have initiative” that been killed might come out of the 22- in the viomember Arab lence. League. The rejection reflected Damascus’ refusal to work with the League after the pan-Arab body suspended Syria’s membership as punishment for the bloody crackdown on protesters demanding the ouster of President Bashar Assad. The U.N. says that over the past year, more than 9,000 people have been killed in the violence. Meanwhile, Syrian activists said Wednesday a government offensive in northern Syria during which troops overran a major opposition stronghold has left behind scenes of destruction, with corpses in the streets, homes burned to the ground and shops that have been pillaged and looted. Reports were of 40 people dead in Saraqeb, was the latest in a string of opposition strongholds to fall to ruthless assaults by the better-equipped Syrian military. Most of those strongholds and areas around them have since seen renewed flare-ups in violence. Arab countries are divided over how aggressively to intervene in Syria’s turmoil. Gulf nations, particularly Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are believed to want to start providing weapons to Syria’s rebels and even carve out a “safe area” inside the country that the opposition can use as a staging ground. Iraq, the host of this week’s summit, is more cautious. Baghdad’s Shiite-dominated government is close to Iran, Assad’s closest ally, and is wary of hurting those ties.

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everal Roman Catholic priests have testified in a landmark clergy-abuse case, including one who said Wednesday that he found pornography and a lewd letter to a boy in the rectory. The priests are prosecution witnesses in the trial of a longtime supervisor in the Philadelphia archdiocese, Monsignor William Lynn. The former secretary for clergy is charged with endangering children by allegedly helping the church cover up abuse complaints. The Rev. Joseph Okonski told jurors Wednesday that he found a box of pornographic magazines and videos in another priest’s bedroom in 1995. Okonski said he informed his pastor, who did nothing. But he soon called an archdiocesan official after finding the sexually explicit letter to a seventhgrade boy, which purported to be from a classmate and asked if the boy wanted oral sex.


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Stabbing suspect’s probation revoked Man again facing and a county judge resentenced him to three to six months in the county’s Intermediate Punishment Program and two years probation. Judge William Amesbury said Dunaj will be eligible for parole in June and his probation would begin in September. Dunaj is incarcerated at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. Dunaj had been charged with criminal trespassing in November 2010 when he entered the Mark Drive, Hanover Township, home of Lisa Scoffone through a window. Police said Scoffone called them three times notifying them

By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – A man charged last week with stabbing his girlfriend multiple times was resentenced this week for a violation in a criminal trespassing case involving the same woman. The probationary sentence of Joseph Dunaj, 27, with a last known address of Kelly Street, Luzerne, was revoked Tuesday,

Man charged in gruesome 5-person homicide in SF By TERRY COLLINS Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors on Wednesday filed murder charges, with allegations of robbery and burglary, against a man accused of killing five people inside a San Francisco home. Binh Thai Luc, 35, was charged with five counts of murder with special circumstances of committing multiple murders, robbery and burglary, according to court documents. Luc faces an additional special circumstance of lying in wait in the death of 32-year-old Yuan Ji “Vincent” Lei, the documents show. Those enhancements make Luc eligible for the death penalty if convicted, though prosecutors have not yet said whether they plan to pursue that sentence. The Vietnam native was arrested Sunday after five bodies were found Friday at a crime

Dunaj was violating a protectionfrom-abuse order. Dunaj was originally sentenced on the charge in May 2011 to eight to 16 months in the county’s IPP with the first eight months on house arrest, as well as an additional two years probation. Court papers indicate Dunaj violated his sentence in July when he did not report to probation that he was taking Xanax, a drug commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. The second, and most recent violation, came last week when Dunaj was charged with stabbing

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he waived his right to a preliminary hearing, sending two retail theft counts to county court. In that case, township police allege Irace stole about $250 in electronics from Kohl’s Department Store on Dec.10, 2011, according to arrest records. According to the latest criminal complaints: Wilkes-Barre police say Irace stole two power tool kits valued at $458 from The Home Depot on Spring Street on Feb. 22. Nanticoke police allege Irace entered Weis Market on Feb. 5, 2009, and walked out of the store without paying for several packages of meat. Irace got into a vehicle driven by his girlfriend. When she realized he stole meat, Irace told her, “Don’t worry, I do this all the time,” according to the criminal complaints. The retail theft charges filed against Irace are graded as felonies because he has more than three prior retail theft convictions. Irace remains jailed at the county prison for lack of $10,500 bail. Preliminary hearings for the latest criminal complaints are scheduled for April 4 before District Judge Donald Whittaker in Nanticoke and April 5 in Central Court.

NANTICOKE – Keith Allen Irace may have told his girlfriend, “I do this all the time,” when he fled Weis Market with packages of meat he allegedly stole. Shortly after he allegedly made the statement, WilkesBarre Township police arrested him and charged him with stealing items from two department stores on multiple days, according to court records. Irace, 40, last-known address as Harding, was arraigned Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on charges he stole items from The Home Depot in Wilkes-Barre and food items from Weis Market in Nanticoke. Court records say that since 2008, Irace has had seven separate retail theft convictions based on arrests by police in Wilkes-Barre Township and Wyoming, and state police at Tunkhannock. He is also facing drug charges in county court for allegedly selling heroin and crack cocaine to state police troopers within an hour on Dec. 8, 2010, in Wilkes-Barre, and a retail theft charge by WilkesBarre Township police alleging he stole a television valued at $350 from Target on March 20, Edward Lewis, a Times Leader staff 2011. writer, may be reached at 829-7196.

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NESCOPECK – A labor union has stepped into the fray after borough council’s firing of Police Chief Jim Disidoro earlier this month. Councilman Paul Nye, chairman of the police committee, said Wednesday council has been served notice of a grievance Teamsters Local 764 of Milton registered on behalf of the 71-year-old Disidoro. The grievance alleges discrimination. The firing followed residents’ complaints about ongoing criminal activity in the borough. Nye said the police committee met in late February and it was at that time, he said, the panel voted to recommend to council that Disidoro be replaced. Council concurred with

He added that at the time of a 6-1 vote on March 12. Nye said officer Mike Eyer, council’s vote to oust Disidoro, who has served Nescopeck for the chief asked the reasons “be one year and who also works kept quiet.” Council tried to comply with part-time for Weatherly, is the officer in charge. Nye said the his request, Nye said. But since then there has committee, been substanwhich also Nye said the police committee tial public disconsists of met in late February and it was cussion about councilmen Dick Powlus at that time, he said, the panel Disidoro’s disand Dave voted to recommend to council missal that did not originate Madara, has that Disidoro be replaced. from council plans to seek members, but candidates for Council concurred with a 6-1 from Mayor chief. He said vote on March 12. Tim Kelchner no applicaand other offitions have been received, but there hasn’t cials. As an example, Nye referred been an effort to advertise the to comments by District Judge position. Nye said the Teamsters repre- John Hasay of Shickshinny, who sents all five members of the po- in defense of Disidoro was quotlice department, all of whom ed as saying the former chief are part-time. The documents knows where all the addicts, contain the signature of union thieves and sex offenders live and who they are. official James Little. Nye stated that if Disidoro Commenting on the grievance, Nye said council members knew about such situations, believe that, after reviewing the “what has he done about them? facts, it “acted with just cause.” Nothing that we saw.”

COURT BRIEFS SCRANTON – A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Daniel Pruveadenti, 26, of Hanover Township, to 95 months in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. U.S. District Judge James Munley also placed Pruveadenti on probation for life. Pruveadenti pleaded guilty to the crimes in December, admitting he used a computer to download and share images of child pornography between 2003 and March 8, 2011. A federal grand jury indicted Pruveadenti and his brother Derek, 22, last year after an investigation conducted by an Internet crime unit of the FBI and the Pennsylvania State Police. Last month, Munley sentenced the younger brother to five years in prison for his guilty plea to using a computer to download images of child pornography. He also was placed on probation for 20 years. The brothers must comply

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WILKES-BARRE – A city man charged with threatening two women and carrying a stolen gun was acquitted Wednesday of several related charges. James Rish Featherstone, 32, of Irving Place, was found not guilty of charges of possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license and terroristic threats after a Luzerne County jury deliberated for 35 minutes. Featherstone was represented by attorneys Ferris Webby and Danielle Bruno. Assistant District Attorney Frank McCabe prosecuted the case. Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. granted a request for a judgment of acquittal on additional charges of harassment and driving with a suspended license. Featherstone was charged in May 2011after police said he was carrying a stolen .357-caliber handgun when he threat-

PLAINS TWP. – Two men accused by state police at Wyoming with throwing rocks, potatoes and plumbers putty at passing vehicles on Interstate 81 waived their rights to preliminary hearings Wednesday before District Judge Diana Malast. Samuel Gensel, 20, of WilkesBarre, and Robert Dalessandro Jr., 21, of Plymouth, each waived 19 counts of propel missiles at occupied vehicles, 15 counts of criminal mischief and four counts of criminal conspiracy to Luzerne County Court. State police withdrew a charge of underage drinking against Gensel and furnishing alcohol to a minor against Dalessandro. The two men are accused with throwing items striking at least 19 vehicles and tractor trailers traveling in the southbound lane of Interstate 81 in Plains Township on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9, according to the criminal complaints.

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Romney begins to mop up Gingrich decides to scale back campaign and Santorum eyes No. 2 spot on ticket. By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — After a three-month struggle, Mitt Romney edged into the mop-up phase of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, buoyed by Newt Gingrich’s decision to scale back his campaign to the vanishing point and Rick Santorum’s statement that he would take the No. 2 spot on the party ticket in the fall. Romney campaigned by phone for support in next week’s Wisconsin primary while he shuttled from California to Texas on a fundraising trip, praising Gov. Scott Walker, for “trying to rein in the excesses that have permeated the public services union.” The governor faces a recall election in June after winning passage of state legislation vehemently opposed by organized labor. Romney aides eagerly spread the word that former President George H.W. Bush would bestow a formal endorsement today, although they declined to say whether former President George W. Bush has been asked for a public show of support. Seven months before Election Day, there was ample evidence of a preparation gap with the Democrats. A spokesman at the Republican National Committee said the party had recently opened campaign offices in three states expected to be battlegrounds this fall and would soon do the same in seven more. By contrast, Obama’s re-election campaign has 18 offices in Florida, nine in Michigan, a dozen in Ohio, 13 in Pennsylvania and seven in Nevada, according to officials. While Romney was campaigning in last winter’s Iowa caucuses, Democrats claimed to have made 350,000 calls to vot-

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ers as part of an early organizational effort. And while Romney is still raising money for the second half of the primary campaign, Obama recently reported $84 million in the bank for the general election. Not that Romney was leaving the primary wars behind. He and Restore Our Future, a super PAC that supports him, were outspending Santorum and his allies on television by a margin of more than 4-1, with an attack-heavy diet of television ads. There was no let-up in Santorum’s criticism of Romney, whom he said is “completely out of sync with America” and “uniquely disqualified” to lead the party against President Barack Obama. But after absorbing defeats in a string of industrial states in the past month — Michigan, Ohio and Illinois — he said of Wisconsin: “I think we’ll do well here. The question is how well.” Washington, D.C., and Maryland also hold primaries next week, but Santorum is not on the ballot in the first contest, and he has little if any campaign presence in the second. There are 95 delegates at stake in the three contests. For the first time, Santorum on Monday seemed to acknowledge

publicly that his quest for the presidential nomination may end in failure. Asked in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network whether he would consider running as Romney’s vice presidential ticketmate, he said: “Of course. I’ll do whatever is necessary to help our country.” Gingrich took an even more obvious step toward the campaign exit, although he struck a defiant note one day after announcing that he would support Romney if the front-runner can win a majority of delegates by the time the primary season ends in June. “For some reason everybody in the establishment is chanting that Santorum and I should quit. Romney has to earn this. It’s not going to be given to him,” he said. At the same time, his aides were explaining that he had pushed out his campaign manager, trimmed his staff by one-third and would cut back on personal campaign time in primary and caucus states in favor of contacting unpledged delegates. The Associated Press tally showed Romney with 568 delegates and on a pace to reach the required 1,144 in the remaining primary and caucus states. Santorum has 273, and Gingrich135.

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BETTY J. RORICK, 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in Hart Heritage of Forest Hill after an extended illness. Mrs. Rorick was the beloved wife for over 48 years of the late Frederick C. Rorick Sr.; devoted mother of Frederick C. Rorick Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Bel Air, Md.; Donald P. Rorick Sr. and his wife, Mary, of Wetumpka, Ala., and Judy Falzone and her husband, Tom, of Elizabethton, Tenn.; grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 16; and great-great-grandmother of one. Betty is also survived by her companion, Dr. Jack K. Reynolds. A Memorial Liturgy will be held on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas. Memory Tributes may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com. ALLAN M. RAPCZYNSKI, formerly of Toms River, N.J., and a resident of Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Brick, N.J., passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, N.J. Allan was born January 4, 1961, in Hoboken, N.J., to Romaine Smar Rapczynski of Brick, N.J., and the late Cyprian Rapczynski. He attended school in Dumont, N.J. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are guardians, Sandra Rapchinski Boris and her husband, Joseph, Wilkes-Barre, and Patricia Rapchinski, of Brick, N.J.; and several cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel at St. Mary’s Cemetery, S. Main St., Hanover Township. The Rev. John S. Terry will be celebrant. Arrangements were entrusted to the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, WilkesBarre.

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obert T. Lynady, of Kingston, formally of Carbondale, passed away peacefully in Hospice Community Care Thursday, March 22, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 21, 1924, in Carbondale, son of the late John and Ruth Carden Lynady. He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. Prior to his retirement in 1986, he was employed by Acme Markets initially as a meat cutter and later in management as a meat manager, meat specialist and meat district superintendent. Bob was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 717 Tank Battalion, Athens, Ga., as a Staff Sergeant. He served in the European Theater of Operation in two major engagements, Rhine Crossing and Ruhr Pocket, in which he received two battle stars. Bob was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. He was also a member of VFW Post 283, Kingston. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, RoseMary (Walsh); granddaughter, Brooke Elizabeth Kraynak; brothers, William, John (Jack), Donald, Thomas; and sister, Jeanne. He is survived by daughters, Roseanne Kraynak (Michael), Forty Fort; Shannon McEvoy (James), Kingston; son, Robert Jr. (Kerry), Morrisville, Pa.; grandchildren, Shane and Zachary Kraynak, Colleen and Ryan Lynady; sisters-inlaw, Helen and Mary; numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Wilkes-Barre General Hospital ICU and eighth-floor nurses and staff, Dr. Edward Carey and all of the specialists associated with his care. We would also like to thank the entire staff of Hospice Community Care for their extraordinary care during his most difficult time. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish Church, Bennett Street, Luzerne, with Father Michael Zipay, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Wilkes-Barre; the American Cancer Society, Wilkes-Barre; or Hospice Community Care, WilkesBarre.

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helma Katherine Clark Christiana, age 88, of Lehman Township, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Mrs. Christiana was born July 29, 1923, in Kingston, and was a daughter of the late Lee and Mabel Andress Clark. She was a member of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Pikes Creek. Thelma was preceded in death by her one true love, her husband, Harold, who died in 1973. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Jean Mayglothling and Agnes Goodwin. Surviving are her daughter, Nan-

cy J. Christiana of Lehman Township; son, Jeff Christiana of New Castle; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek, with her pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Brown, officiating. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that, if desired, memorial contributions may be sent to the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 5876 Main Road, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621, or the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 Main Street, Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be made at www.clswansonfuneralhome.com.

Anthony J. Charnosky March 27, 2012 Anthony J. Charnosky, 90, a M r.resident of North River Street,

Wilkes-Barre, passed into Eternal Life Tuesday morning, March 27, 2012, in the Inpatient Unit of Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre following an illness. Born August 12, 1921, in WilkesBarre, he was a son of the late Andrew and Rose (Pointek) Charnogusky. Educated in the city schools, he was a graduate of the James M. Coughlin High School, WilkesBarre, and furthered his education by attaining a degree from the Wilkes-Barre campus of Penn State University. Until his retirement, he was employed by the IBM Corporation of Owego, N.Y., as an electronic laboratory technician for over 20 years. Previously, he was employed by the RCA Service Company in Wilkes-Barre for two years. A veteran of World War II, Anthony proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant in Italy as a pilot of the famous B-17 bomber aircraft. He was a member of Saint Andre Bessette Parish Community, having previously attended the former Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, North WilkesBarre.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Anthracite Post 283 of Kingston, a member of the Wyoming Valley Art League, the Wilkes-Barre Senior Citizens Club, the North End Taxpayers Association and the Cherry Rod & Gun Club of Nordmount. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Rose Charnogusky, Lossie Balita, Regina Sweinberg, Marie Payne, Frank, Andrew and Lawrence Charnosky. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Charnosky will be conducted on Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Saint Stanislaus Kostka worship site of Saint Andre Bessette Parish. The Rev. Michael J. Kloton, Parochial Vicar, will serve as celebrant. Procession will follow to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dorchester Drive, Dallas, where Rites of Interment with Military Honors will be accorded. Relatives and friends may join Anthony’s family for visitation and remembrances Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. until the time of services. To send Mr. Charnosky’s family online words of comfort, please visit our family’s website at www.JohnVMorrisFuneralHomes.com.

Joseph A. Plisko March 27, 2012 A. Plisko, 75, of Wyoming, J oseph passed away on Tuesday, March

27, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Dupont, he was a son of the late George and Helen Radziewicz Plisko. Mr. Plisko was a graduate of Dupont High School, and a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, Avoca. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force, and a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Avoca Post 8335. He then worked at Consolidated Cigar and most recently at Ingersoll Rand Warehouse in the parts and distribution area. Joseph was preceded in death by his brothers, Andrew, George, Edward; and infant sister, Anna Plisko. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, the former Rosemary Barnhart; daughter, Mary Helen Plisko, and

her husband, John Glod, Laflin; son, Joseph Plisko, Avoca; step-daughter, Barbara, and her husband, Marty Straub, Shavertown; step-son, Robert Botteon, and his wife, Tina, West Pittston; granddaughter, Shannon Thomas, Laflin; stepgrandchildren, Celeste , Ashley and Matthew Straub, and Anthony Botteon. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Hawthorne St., Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladika, as celebrant. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. To send the family an expression of sympathy or online condolences, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

FUNERALS BARTNICKI – Helen, funeral 9 a.m. Friday in the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Queen of the Apostles Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. BENOVITZ – Madge, Shiva at the home of Jane and Peter Feinstein, Shavertown, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; and Friday 2 to 4 p.m. CARABALLO – Hector, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Bednarski & Thomas Funeral Home, 27 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today. ENDZA – Leonard, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer ( Corpus Christi Parish) Route 92, Harding. HERBINSKI – Rosemarie, funeral 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge. Mass 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, West Grace and Lawrence Sts., Old Forge. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today. JACHIMIAK – Jean, Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. today in the chapel at The Little Flower Manor Nursing Center, 200 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call today in the chapel, 8 a.m. until the time of services JENNINGS – Alice, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Meshoppen. Family and friends may call at the church at 9 a.m. until the time of the service. KRAMER – Sylvia, Shiva 7 to 9 p.m. today in the home of her son, Richard, 121 S. Thomas Ave., Edwardsville. LAYAOU – Alan, memorial service 4 p.m. April 14, in the Centermore-

land United Methodist Church. MANGAN – Joseph, funeral Mass 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of St. Elizabeth in Bear Creek . Viewing 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. MILLS – David Sr., memorial services 10 a.m. April 16. in St. Thomas More Church,105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. MILNES – Eugene, funeral 10 a.m. Friday in the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, Church Street, Tunkhannock. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. today in the SheldonKukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St, Tunkhannock. MILUNAS – Michele, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. today in St. Jude Church, Mountain Top. MURRAY – John Sr., funeral 11 a.m. today in Church of Christ Uniting, 190 Sprague Ave., Kingston. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. POLAK – Evelyn, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. PLUSKIE – Norma, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Therese’s Church, Pioneer Avenue and Davis Street, Shavertown. Friends may call 8 to 9:30 a.m. today in the funeral home UNGUREIT – William, Christian Wake Service 2 p.m. today in the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. WARGO – Theodosia, Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. today from Holy Spirit Parish/St. Adalbert’s Church, Glen Lyon. WILSON - Denise, memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Baptist Church, 105 Hill St., Wilkes-Barre.

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oanne Glushefski, 44, a resident of Hanover Township, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 28, 2012, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on September 5, 1967, in Wilkes-Barre, Joanne is a daughter of John T. and Antoinette (Shortz) Basar, of Hanover Township. Joanne was a graduate of Penn State University, and was also a graduate of Wilkes University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Education. She went on to further her education at King’s College, where she received a master’s degree in Reading. Joanne was currently pursuing her doctorate in Education at Marywood University, Scranton. A truly hard worker, Joanne was employed for 13 years as a reading specialist and district reading supervisor for the Hanover Area School District. Additionally, Joanne worked side by side with her family at their business, Hanover Nursery. Dedicated to her profession, Joanne served as the director of Title One, a federal and state education program. Also, she held membership with the Keystone State Reading Association as well as the International Reading Association. Joanne had many enjoyments in life, especially cooking, gardening and watching her beloved son, Scott, play baseball. Family was of the utmost impor-

tance to Joanne, and she treasured each moment she had with her loved ones. Joanne will forever be remembered for her abounding generosity and kindness. Surviving, in addition to her parents, John T. and Antoinette Basar, are her husband, John J. Glushefski, with whom she would have celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on November 21, 2012; son, Scott Glushefski, at home; sisters, Lisa Rakowski and her husband, Robert, of Hanover Township; Linda Cromer and her husband, Joseph, of Warrior Run; nephew, Noah Rakowski; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John L. and Joan Glushefski, of Hanover Township; best friend, Sharon Pericci; and her beloved dog, Winston. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the MamaryDurkin Funeral Service Corp., 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at10 a.m. in Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township, with the Rev. Kevin P. Mulhern officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. At the family’s request, flowers are to be omitted. Memorial Donations may be made to the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.

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whelmed by long-lost friends, charities and churches wanting to share your good fortune. You’ve waited a lifetime to hit the jackpot; you can wait a few days before going on a spending spree. Q: So whom should I tell first? A: Contacting a lawyer and a financial planner would be a lot wiser than updating your Facebook status. Make sure it’s someone you can trust and, it’s hoped, dealt with before. Oklahoma City attorney Richard Craig, whose firm has represented a handful of lottery winners, says it’s essential to assemble a team of financial managers, tax experts, accountants and bankers. Q: Remind me, how much did I win? A: As it stands now, the Mega Millions will pay out a lump sum of $359 million before taxes. The annual payments over 26 years will amount to just over $19 million before taxes. Q: How much will I pay in taxes? A: This partly depends on where you live. Federal tax is 25 percent; then there’s your state income tax. In Ohio, for example, that’s another 6 percent. And you might need to pay a city tax depending on the local tax rules. So count on about a third of your winnings going to the government. Q: Should I take the cash payout or annual payments? A: This is the big question, and most people think taking the lump sum is the smart move. That’s not always the case. First, spreading the payments out protects you from becoming the latest lottery winner who’s lost all their money. Don McNay, author of the book “Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers and What to Do When You Win the Lottery,” says nine out of 10 winners go through their money in five years or less. Q: But what if I’m good at managing the money? A: Invested properly, the lump sum option can be a good choice. There’s more planning that you can use to reduce estate taxes and other financial incentives. Others, though, say that with annual payments, you are taxed on the money only as it comes in, so that will put you in a lower tax bracket rather than taking a big hit on getting a lump sum. And you still can shelter the money in tax-free investments and take advantage of tax law changes over the years. Q: Should I try to shield my identity? A: Absolutely. This will protect you from people who want you to invest in their business scheme or those who need cash in an emergency. Lottery winners are besieged by dozens of people and charities looking for help. “There are people who do that for a living. Unless you understand that, you can become a

For the first time in U.S. lottery history, an estimated jackpot has reached half-a-billion dollars. That would be a 5 followed by eight zeros – which looks like this: $500,000,000. If you had the time and energy to pile all that money in a single stack of $1 bills, it would start at the bottommost spot of the ocean and tower above Mount Everest. Even with the lump sum payout of $359 million, paid out at the rate of $1 every minute, you wouldn’t get the entire amount owed for over 600 years. Your odds of winning with a single ticket are 1 in 175.7 million. You’re about 200 times more likely to be struck by lightning this year. For those of you keeping score at home, the previous lottery record was a $390 million Mega Millions jackpot won March 6, 2007, by 2 tickets. By comparison, tonight’s Powerball jackpot is a “paltry” $50 million.

victim very quickly,” says Steve Thornton, an attorney in Bowling Green, Ky., who has represented two jackpot winners. Q: So how can I protect myself? A: Again, it somewhat depends on where you live. In Ohio, you can form a trust to manage the money and keep your winnings a secret. In other states, you can form a trust but still be discovered through public records. And a few states require you to show up and receive your oversized check in front of a bunch of cameras, making it impossible to stay anonymous. Thornton set up a corporation in the late 1990s to protect the identity of a client in Kentucky who won $11 million. Q: Is it OK to splurge a little? A: Sure, it’s why you bought a ticket, right? But remember that if there’s a new MercedesBenz in the driveway, your neighbors will probably be able to figure out who won the jackpot. Q: How much should I help my family and others? A: It’s certainly a natural desire to help relatives in need and take care of future generation. But use extreme caution when giving out your money. Jack Whittaker, a West Virginia contractor who won a nearly $315 million Powerball jackpot in 2002, quickly fell victim to scandals, lawsuits and personal setbacks. His foundation spent $23 million building two churches, and he’s been involved in hundreds of legal actions. “If you win, just don’t give any money away, because the more money you give away, the more they want you to give. And once you start giving it away, everybody will label you an easy touch and be right there after you. And that includes everybody,” Whittaker said five years ago.

Bluegrass standout Scruggs dead at 88 He pioneered the modern banjo sound known as ‘Scruggs picking style.’ By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Entertainment Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, who helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe in the 1940s and later with guitarist Lester Flatt, has died. He was 88. Scruggs’ son Gary said his father died of natural causes Wednesday morning at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital. Earl Scruggs was an innovator who pioneered the modern banjo sound. His use of three fingers Scruggs rather than the clawhammer style elevated the banjo from a part of the rhythm section — or a comedian’s prop — to a lead instrument. His string-bending and lead runs became known worldwide as “the Scruggs picking style” and the versatility it allowed has helped popularize the banjo in almost every genre of music. The debut of Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys during a post-World War II performance on The Grand Ole Opry is thought of as the “big bang” moment for bluegrass and later 20th-century country music. Later, Flatt and Scruggs teamed as a bluegrass act after leaving Monroe from the late 1940s until breaking up in 1969 in a dispute over whether their music should experiment or stick to tradition. Flatt died in 1979. They were best known for their 1949 recording “Foggy Mountain Breakdown,” played in the 1967 movie “Bonnie and Clyde,” and “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” from “The Beverly Hillbillies,” the popular TV series that debuted in 1962. Jerry Scoggins did the singing. After the breakup, Scruggs used three of his sons in The Earl Scruggs Revue. The group played on bills with rock acts like Steppenwolf and James Taylor. Sometimes they played festivals before 40,000 people. In a July 2010 interview, Scruggs said in the early days, “I played guitar as much as I did the banjo, but for everyday picking I’d go back to the banjo. It just fit what I wanted to hear better than what I could do with the guitar.” At an 80th birthday party for Scruggs in January 2004, country great Porter Wagoner said: “I always felt like Earl was to the fivestring banjo what Babe Ruth was to baseball. He is the best there ever was, and the best there ever will be.” Scruggs, born Jan. 6, 1924, in Flint Hill, N.C., learned to play banjo at age 4. He appeared at age 11 on a radio talent scout show. By age15, he was playing in bluegrass bands. “My music came up from the soil of North Carolina,” Scruggs said in 1996 when he was honored with a heritage award from his home state. He and Flatt played together in Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, then left to form the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1948. In Loving Memory

STEPHEN M. KUTZ March 29, 1958 ~ Dec. 9, 2011

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House OKs fixes for storm-damaged spans HARRISBURG — The state House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize millions of dollars to fix bridges damaged in last year’s back-to-back storms, although the measure requires Senate approval. The House voted 193-to-3 for a bill that covers dozens of projects in 14 counties in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. The work includes repair, replacement, clearing blockage, debris removal and relocating a stream back under a bridge. The list of projects would be paid for with $50 million from the state’s Motor License Fund, supplementing federal support. Two of the projects are in Luzerne County: • The Nanticoke/West Nanticoke Bridge was allocated $275,000 • Debris removal and repair work to bridges along state Route 239 in the Shickshinny area was allocated $515,000. During brief debate, the ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee said the bill showed the need for a more comprehensive approach to improving the state’s infrastructure.

“We certainly want to be supportive of folks who have had some bad things happen to them in the flood,” said Rep. Joe Markosek of Allegheny County. “It’s the funding of this — we’re basically robbing Peter to pay Paul.” The bridges were destroyed or damaged by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, storms in August and September that killed 18 people and affected thousands of homes and businesses. The vote sent the measure to

POLICE BLOTTER ASHLEY – Police on Monday filed drunken driving charges against Carl D. Yeager, 33, of Hanover Township, after an investigation of a crash on North Main Street on Feb. 28. Yeager was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, and one count each of reckless endangerment, reckless driving, careless driving and speeding. The charges were filed with District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township and mailed to Yeager. Police allege Yeager, driving a Chevrolet Blazer, was speed-

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POLICE BLOTTER DALLAS TWP. – Township police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Turkey Hill store on state Route 415 Wednesday morning. A man entered the store at 12:37 a.m. and told a clerk, “I want your money,” police said. Police said the suspect fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash. No weapon was shown. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Dallas Township police at 674-2000. HAZLE TWP. – Jonathan Evancho of Hazle Township said someone took his driver’s license from the Turkey Hill at the corner of Route 309 and 28th Street sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday. HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following: • Charles Warman of Diamond Avenue said Saturday the front door to his apartment was kicked open Tuesday. No entry was made into the residence, police said. • Angela Patla of WilkesBarre said her pickup was broken into and a purse containing cash, credit cards and other items was stolen from inside while the truck was parked on Fellows Avenue near the Wyom-

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K, MR. PEANUT lov- drive like one), and most reers, if ever there were cently, learning to talk (no a time to come out of salty language, we trust). The exhibit gives us all a your shell, this is it. The Luzerne County Histor- chance to reconnect with his ical Society Museum has original roots. Sorry, but this subject practimounted an exhibit honoring one of Wilkes-Barre’s most fa- cally demands cracking a few puns. mous native sons. It’s all at the museum, one of True, the monacled mascot isn’t quite a real person, our area’s most underapprethough he does periodically ciated gems, nestled behind the Osterhout come to life for paFree Library at 69 rades and special ocS. Franklin St. in casions. But the city Sorry, but this and county rightly subject practically Wilkes-Barre. The exhibit lay claim as his birth- demands cracking comes as Obici’s place, thanks to the a few puns. adopted town preinventive and hardpares to host a working Italian immigrants Amedeo Obici and Peanut Pals convention in July, Mario Peruzzi, founders of a congregation of people who are, well, nuts about Mr. PeaPlanter’s Peanut Co. in 1906. If you grew up here you like- nut and all he represents. The exhibit opens Saturday ly have memories of the delicious aroma of roasted peanuts and runs through October. A wafting from one of the nut preview reception takes place shops; you may also have me- Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. mories of memorabilia dedi- at $20 per person, $15 for Hiscated to the dapper legume: A torical Society members. So grab your walking cane bowl, a bank, a pencil … maybe a drinking cup with that dash- and stroll on over for a little nostalgia. And consider joining top hat serving as brim? First conceived in 1916, Mr. ing or donating to the HistorPeanut has undergone a few ical Society. It’s worth more mutations, acquiring a nutmo- than peanuts. Oops, did it again. bile (here’s hoping he doesn’t

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We are the eyes and ears for our neighbors. We watch out for our neighbors and we call police and retreat. That rule has been in place for 25 years.” Charlotte Raup The head of the Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Coalition discussed conduct rules barring members patrolling streets from using firearms, as occurred in a controversial Florida shooting.

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ELPING victims of human trafficking, some who have suffered rape and forced prostitution, put their lives back together requires providing them with a full range of reproductive services, including contraception and abortion. That guidance ought to help move a U.S. Senate bill reauthorizing the Trafficking Victims Protection Act passed by the Judiciary Committee last fall but stalled by political wrangling over reproductive rights in the House. The $130 million appropriation is smaller than previous spending, but toughens enforcement and increases funding for victim assistance. The Senate bill is far better than the effort in the House where misguided Republican modifications make it untenable. The House bill, for example, shifts financing for victims’ services to the Justice Department from the Department of Health and Human Services. The latter agency is being punished by conservative Republicans for rejecting a $2.5 million EDITORIAL BOARD

grant request from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; the conference wants the money but refuses to refer trafficking victims to abortion providers and family planning services or make other reasonable accommodations. Partnerships with faithbased organizations, law enforcement and nonprofits are integral in fighting human trafficking and slavery. But victims need a level of service. During the George W. Bush administration, Congress passed laws three times to fight human trafficking and slavery. Bipartisanship on an important issue has now given way to Republican obstructionism over reproductive services. Republicans are missing the big picture. Efforts to combat human trafficking are working. A national trafficking hotline is helping law enforcement rescue victims and connect potential victims with services. Congress must move swiftly on the Senate bill.

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Time for reform in Wilkes-Barre Area School District THE CITY of Wilkes Barre is improving. A nationally ranked college, a hospital with state-of-the art medical facilities and a university steadily growing. A city with natural beauty, parks, recreation. A prospering city depends on availability of higher education, quality medical facilities, recreation and a first class K-12 school system; an awesome responsibility for the board of education and superintendent. There is too much at stake; the future of our youths and the rebirth of a city. The former and present boards fail to recognize the magnitude of the problem. Fraud, nepotism, and incompetence in the city school district victimize our children. It is inconceivable that the board and superintendent may be oblivious to the depth of their problems that need to be prioritized and solved. Does anyone realize what the priorboard’s behavior did to the credibility of the board? The most recent disregard for taxpayers’ dollars:The district paid its solicitor $325,000 in 2011with no written contract or major litigation – a solicitor under investigation for possible fraud. This district appears to be a magnet for corruption and incompetence. The board continues to do piecemeal studies and pours millions into the patchwork repairs. The board forgives nearly a half-million dollars in taxes on a city-owned property. Job preservation keeps the superintendent from mentioning a deplorable creditability problem with the public and this board. He shares in this creditability problem. The motion to close Meyers without valid

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RICHARD HOLODICK data was irresponsible. There is no argument that the students deserve and need safe and quality facilities. There is no argument that to achieve the necessary facility upgrades or a new school a public vote will be needed. It’s not rocket science to figure that when the board of education lacks credibility. in a city of citizens living on fixed incomes, a bond issue might fail. Electing a sitting board member and accused felon (who later pleaded guilty) president in 2009; enacting a policy that colleges will have to pay for student teachers; the inability to complete a hiring policy; these are not positive board actions. Renewing the superintendent’s contract for four years without a formal evaluation or even a written contract is certainly questionable. Restoration of integrity has to be number one. Leadership starts at the top; formal evaluation of the superintendent is needed. He was at the helm when all this occurred. Board credibility can be enhanced by evaluation of the superintendent and staff and subsequent action. The implementation of a hiring policy will go a long way in the eyes of the public. This cannot be solved exclusively internally. Seeking the publics’ input and ignoring the advice must cease. Until reinstatement of the trust occurs, no progress can be made in this once award-winning district. Second to credibility are facilities, which

Richard Holodick is a retired teacher and administrator living in Wilkes-Barre.

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impact curriculum, motivate learning and instill pride for community, students, faculty and support staff. This in turn motivates families and business to come to the city. A district-wide study of every school and building is required before any decisions are made that involve building and/or renovations. The study will produce a master facility plan in line with the funding capabilities of the district and taxpayers. It will identify the maximum use of present facilities based on present and future enrollments and curriculum requirements. At this time, closing a school is not practical based on an internal evaluation of space and schedules. There is a lot more involved such as social issues, discipline concerns involved in moving students and the potential flight out of the district by students and parents against sending their children to another school in the district. In the event that two or three existing schools are to remain, renovations must be planned. Updating only one school creates a parity problem; you don’t want to create a situation in which where you live determines the quality of the building and curriculum. Step back, do the comprehensive study and make the decisions based on documented facts. Time will allow for gaining credibility. Time will allow for gaining supportable facts. And with any luck the time may see a turn around in the economy. Then, perhaps, a bond issues passes, as reasonable people presented reasonable facts make reasonable decisions.

e would like to say a special “ThankYou” to everyone for coming out and supporting Making A Difference Ministries Christian Coffee Houses in the Wyoming Valley. As of today, we have three coffee houses operating and two others will start soon. For further information on these coffee houses, please visit our website www.unitybymusic.org or call (570) 899-2264. The Coffee House Ministry started in January, 2010 at the Bake House in Kingston and was moved to River Of Life Fellowship Church in Lehman Township in March, 2010. This coffee house, named EKKLESIA, is held every Friday night. The second coffee house is located in Mountaintop at New Life Community Church and opened June, 2010. This coffee

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house is held every second Friday of the month from April through October. Two Marys Christian Coffee House is held at The Salvation Army every third Saturday of each month. Two additional coffee houses will be opening shortly. The Ministry has helped The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, WilkesBarre Racing, NEPA Cycling, Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Bridge, Mother Teresa Haven Program and many other orga-

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nizations. We are a nonprofit and 501(c)3 Ministry. Thank you to all of the Christian bands that donate their time and talents to help bring Christ to the public through their music. The Ministry is reaching out to the youths in our area and will help local churches that wish to have a one-day retreat or rally. Training and workshops will be available for those who wish to focus on Leadership Training in Youth Ministry. This will allow each participating Church to incorporate what they have learned in the workshop, and they will be able to focus more on the needs of today’s youth. These workshops will be presented by a newly appointed member to our Ministry Team who has worked consistently and successfully with the youth in both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties for a number of years. Stephen L. & Gail Perillo Wilkes-Barre


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the bill would help senior citizens in several key ways. According to Grossi, the bill will: • Eliminate co-pays for preventative and wellness services such as mammograms, colonoscopies and flu shots; • Entitle Medicare recipients to a free annual wellness visit to help develop a wellness plan; • Reduce the cost of prescription drugs through automatic discounts that go into effect when a Medicare Part D member enters the “donut hole” in coverage, and completely close the gap by 2020; • Make Medicare more affordable by aggressively fighting fraud. The bill would not, Grossi stated emphatically, create “death panels” to determine a person’s access to potentially life-saving procedures or impose age limits on those procedures. But that reassurance didn’t keep audience members from expressing skepticism. “I know what I hear,” said Carolyn Tavella, of Plains Township. “They’re showing us all the wonderful things that can be done and they’re not telling us the rest.” In fact, several Medicare recipients attending said the biggest problem is that the government hasn’t done a good job explaining what the bill will do. Dolores Brown of Kingston said she believes everyone should have access to affordable health care and that she finds the bill is overly complicated. “I don’t like the fact that it came out with all that secrecy,” Brown said. “(The bill) was 2,000 pages… I think you should know what you’re signing into law, and 2,000 pages? I don’t think they read it all.” Tom Dombroski of Shavertown was skeptical that seniors would get the message about the coverage available to them. “The only way you can get preventative services is if you go to your doctor and say, ‘I want to be on a set schedule,’ ” Dombroski said. “…The only thing a primary care doctor will tell you is, we’d like you to get a yearly exam; no echocardiogram, none of that unless you have an existing condition.” Later Wednesday, Grossi also participated in an awareness meeting hosted by the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, a non-partisan coalition promoting access to health care in Pennsylvania, and spoke about broad-

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$19,288 from his Schuylkill County retirement system pension. He also listed income from dividends, capital gains and interest but listed only one investment that he made more than $1,100 on that calendar year. He did not list any rental properties or outstanding debts, mortgages or loans. Cartwright reported $352,281 in salary from the Munley, Munley and Cartwright law firm in Scranton and $506 in royalty payments for a book he co-authored in 2011 called “Litigating Business and Commercial Tort Cases.” In addition to earning dividends and interest from numerous investments, only two Vanguard funds netted him more than $5,000 last year. On his liabilities list, Cartwright notes outstanding balances on two credit cards, both totaling between $15,001 and $50,000. He also lists a line of credit through Penn Security Bank valued between $500,001 and $1 million that was taken out in December and a mortgage

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The cleared 3.34-acre parcel may fetch only enough to cover the additional $1 million demolition costs incurred by the county, officials have said, raising questions about the likelihood the county will recoup any of the $6 million owed by CityVest.

er impacts of the bill. Grossi said the bill will: • Help rein in insurance costs by requiring state approval for a company to raise premiums by 10 percent or more in a year; • Prevent insurers from denying coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions by 2014; • Make insurance more affordable for the middle class through subsidies and by creating exchanges where companies will compete to insure individuals and small businesses; • Allow young adults to remain on their parents’ health care policy until the age of 26; • Eliminate lifetime and annual care limits; • Expand Medicare availability; • Require insurers spend 85 percent or more of their income on patient care. The roughly 10 attendees of that meeting at the Kirby Health Center in Wilkes-Barre were generally more supportive of the bill, but shared concerns about its impacts and the affordability of health care in general. Rich Perry works with a rapid response team for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor and Industry that prepares employees of companies when mass layoffs are announced. He said health care is a major concern for workers facing job loss, and that many laid-off workers cannot afford to continue purchasing health care through the U.S. Labor Department’s COBRA program. He said he hopes the law will make coverage more affordable for the unemployed, but isn’t sure if it will. “There’s certain things that I agree with and things that I think need to be changed,” he said. “I can’t say if it’s the right law or if it’s going to be too expensive for the country like Social Security.” Others said there is a definite need to expand coverage locally. Anne Marie McNulty, coordinator for the Back Mountain Free Medical Clinic, said the clinic has seen “a huge explosion” in the number of patients seeking care in the past two years, with patients tripling in number from four or five a week to 15 or 16. Diane Smith, a teacher, said she has seen a similar phenomenon in local schools. “I have students who for whatever reason ... aren’t getting the health care they need or are going in and out of emergency rooms,” she said. “And they’ve got to be able to do this better.” Rodrigo Gerada, director of the Peace and Justice Center at the Kirby Health Center, said he hopes the bill will ensure that patient health will remain the focus of care.

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make a final plea for the court to uphold the entire law, which he said would “secure the blessings of liberty” for millions of Americans by providing them with affordable health care. Verrilli told the court that Congress had made a policy decision to fight the high cost of medical care through the new law. “I would urge the court to respect that judgment,” he said. Paul Clement, the lawyer for the states challenging the law, retorted that it would be a strange definition of liberty to make people who may not want it buy health care insurance. And he called Congress’ threat to cut all Medicaid funding from states that refuse to expand the program “a direct threat to our federalism.” Not since 2000, when the court resolved the Bush v. Gore dispute over Florida election returns that sealed George W. Bush’s election as president has a Supreme Court case drawn so much attention. In their questions Wednesday, liberal justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer took issue with Clement, who was asking that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be tossed out in its entirety. “What’s wrong with leaving this in the hands of those who should be fixing this?” asked Sotomayor, referring to Congress. Chief Justice John Roberts also spoke about parts of the law that “have nothing to do with any of the things we are” talking about. For example, Ginsburg observed that the act deals with issues such as black lung disease. “Why make Congress redo those?” she asked. “There are

many things” that have “nothing to do with affordable health care.” But Clement said the court would be leaving “a hollow shell” if it decided to excise the several key provisions. “The rest of the law cannot stand,” he contended. Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy also asked hard questions of Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler that indicated they are at least considering Clement’s arguments. Kneedler said that the only other provisions the court should kill in the event the mandate is stricken are the two that bar refusing coverage to sick people and limiting the charges to old or sick people. Justice Antonin Scalia suggested many members of Congress might not have voted for the bill without the central provisions, and he said the court should not go through each and every page to sort out what stays and what goes. “What happened to the Eighth Amendment?” Scalia asked, referring to the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. “You really expect us to go through 2,700 pages?” In the afternoon arguments, the liberal justices made clear they would vote to uphold the Medicaid expansion, for which the federal government would pay almost all the costs. Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, Ginsburg and Breyer voiced strong disagreement with the states’ contention that the expansion of the joint state-federal program would be unconstitutionally coercive. “Why is a big gift from the federal government a matter of coercion?” Kagan asked.

11th district challengers In the 11th congressional district, two Democrats are vying for the right to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, in the fall. Like Holden, Barletta isn’t required to file his 2011 documents until mid-May. According to his 2010 disclosure, when he still served as mayor of Hazleton, he listed tens of thousands of dollars in interest and dividends. He also listed rental income of between $50,001and $100,000 for a property he owns at 322 Rocky Road that is rented by Interstate Road Management Corp. In association with that property, he also listed a mortgage valued between $100,001 and $250,000 through Wachovia Bank and a line of credit from First National Bank in Har-

risburg of between $100,001 and $250,000. Barletta will square off against the winner of the April 24 Democratic primary between WilkesBarre attorney Bill Vinsko and suburban Harrisburg political activist Gene Stilp. Vinsko, according to his 2011 financial statement, earned more money working as the WilkesBarre city attorney than he did from the private practice he owns with his brother Brian. He reported $46,841 in earnings from the city and $35,000 in earnings from Vinsko & Associates P.C. He also listed salaries from Riverfront Abstract Co., $4,560, and VPharm Inc., $11,769. He has a 50 percent ownership stake in the abstract company located at 318 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, and serves as president of VPharm, a local pharmacy that serves nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. He also listed income through a rental property he owns in Brant Beach, N.J. He collected between $15,001 and $50,000 on the property last year. Three separate mortgages were taken out for that property. One through Hudson City Savings Bank was for between $250,001 and $500,000. Two others, through the Wilkes-

Barre City Federal Credit Union, were each valued between $50,001 and $100,000. Five business loans were also reported; one from First National Community Bank for between $50,001 and $100,000 and one through PennStar Bank in the same dollar range. Loans from Luzerne Bank and M&T Bank were listed at values between $100,001 and $250,000, and a loan from Fidelity Bank was between $500,001 and $1 million. An outstanding student loan through Sallie Mae, incurred in 2000, is also listed totaling between $15,001 and $50,000. And finally, a credit card issued by Bank of America has an outstanding balance of between $15,001 and $50,000. Vinsko also listed an 8 percent ownership stake in Sandlex Corp., a Wilkes-Barre company that sells items including portable ladders. He reported no income from that company last year. “I am a small-business owner. I have prepared budgets. I have hired and dealt with employees. I have seen the effect health insurance premiums and the economy has on people and businesses. I am committed to using my expe-

riences, both individually and as a business owner, to be the voice of the people in Congress,” Vinsko said. Stilp, a Wilkes-Barre native who now lives in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, listed $19,100 in income last year, all through contracts for supplying inflatable balloons that he owns or giving presentations. He does not list any loans, mortgages, credit card debts or income from rental properties. He does list dividends earned from dozens of investments he has made, including stocks he owns in companies ranging from communications companies such as AT&T and Verizon to food companies such as Pepsico, Kraft Foods, General Mills and Smuckers. He said he often owns just a handful of shares in companies so he has the right to attend board meetings and speak his mind. Stilp noted that he drives a1997 Buick and “we’re not wealthy, but we do invest in retirement.” He said that when he left his job writing legislation for the state House Democratic Caucus, he took his pension and invested it wisely. He added that inheritances from family members also are a source for his varied investments.

An appraisal hasn’t been completed on the projected post-demolition value of the property at the corner of River and Market streets. Prior county commissioners set aside $1 million in community development funding to cover the teardown, but some are concerned the tab will increase if unforeseen problems are encountered. The county also would foot the

bill to market, maintain and insure the property once it takes ownership after demolition. CityVest’s insurance on the property expires in November. The demolition plan, to be prepared by Quad Three Group, will be complex because an aging, brick city-owned storm/sewer system runs beneath the roadway near the Sterling. The structure’s basement walls must be preserved and braced be-

cause they serve as retaining walls that will support River and Market streets after the building is gone. The building would have to be dismantled in sections because implosion could damage the structural integrity of other old buildings nearby. The neighboring Sterling Annex, which was purchased and mothballed by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry for future re-

use, also must be protected. Lawton declined to preview his recommendation, saying he is still gathering information and projected costs of all options. Council members want to reach majority consensus on the Sterling’s fate on April 10 to provide direction to county offices involved in the project, including community development and the county engineer’s office, which would oversee demolition.

through the same Scranton-based bank taken out in 2005 to purchase an office. That loan was between $100,001 and $250,000. The winner of the Holden/ Cartwright race would take on likely Republican primary winner Laureen Cummings, a nurse and Tea Party advocate from Old Forge. She is running unopposed. Efforts to reach her for her filing were unsuccessful.

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The divide on the court reflects a similar split in public opinion about the law, which Congress approved two years ago when Democrats controlled both houses. The justices’ decision is sure to become a significant part of this year’s presidential and congressional election campaigns, in which Republicans have relentlessly attacked the law. Both liberal and conservative justices appeared on Wednesday to accept the administration’s argument that at least two important insurance changes are so closely tied to the must-havecoverage requirement that they could not survive without it: provisions requiring insurers to cover people regardless of their existing medical problems and limiting how much those companies can charge in premiums based on a person’s age or health. Less clear was whether the court would conclude the entire law, with its hundreds of unrelated provisions, would have to be cast aside. The justices also spent part of the day considering a challenge by 26 states to the expansion of the federal-state Medicaid program for low-income Americans — an important feature which alone was expected to extend coverage to 15 million people and which no lower court has rejected. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. took a few seconds at the end of the Medicaid argument to

first responder. Harveys Lake Deputy Emergency Management Agency Coordinator Rich Williams said the simultaneous dispatch has successfully worked in the borough for decades, and he believes the county has a legal obligation to honor the borough’s wishes. Williams said he won’t address Parsnik’s statements about availability notification because they’re irrelevant. “The law clearly states the county plan shall be designed to meet the individual needs of each community and agency. As far as I’m concerned, the Luzerne County 911 center is in violation of the law,” Williams said. Parsnik said the county has legal authority to design and implement a 911 dispatch system, and he sees no reason to make a protocol exception for Harveys Lake. Williams said the Harveys Lake ambulance relies completely on volunteers and receives back-up from Kunkle when a full crew isn’t available. Kunkle has no problem responding simultaneously to a Harveys Lake call when it may not be needed, he said. County Manager Robert Lawton said he’s in the process of discussing the matter with all parties to reach a resolution. The county’s new computerized dispatch system pinpoints available responders in emergencies, allowing dispatchers to focus more on speaking to callers. Parsnik said the county has no preference for any particular responders. The system contacts the closest available unit if there’s no response from the first two selected by municipalities, he said.

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Executive Director Stanley Strelish said that would be a good idea. In other business, the board: • Awarded the workman’s compensation insurance policy to the Housing And Redevelopment Insurance Exchange at a cost of $278,368 – an approximate $88,000 increase from the previous year because the authority added about 80 employees with the consolidation with the Luzerne County Transportation Department in January. • Approved closing the administrative offices on April 6 for Good Friday but maintaining regular bus service that day. • Approved sending 10 employees to the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association conference in Lancaster in April. Chairwoman Mary Susan Riccetti presented a certificate of commendation to shared ride program driver Richard Matyas. Jim Darr, assistant executive director/Shared Ride Division, read a letter from the program coordinator of Northeast Counseling commending Matyas for “going above and beyond standard operating procedure” when he checked on a client who did not show up for an appointment and found her lying on the floor. Matyas contacted police and program staff and the woman was treated at a hospital and admitted to an intensive care unit. His actions helped prevent a much more serious situation, Darr said. In his director’s report, Strelish informed the board that: • Dominic Cusatis, whom former county commissioners appointed to the board last year, told him he was not interested in the position and that he would inform county council so council could appoint someone else. • Ridership for February increased 11 percent over ridership in February 2011, which Strelish linked to higher gasoline prices.


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SWB Yankees’ future in question sioner Jim Wansacz said Wednesday. “If we cannot come to an agreement that’s acceptable to both parties, there probably will not be baseball. “That’s cold hard facts.” Stadium reconstruction, originally estimated to start March 20, needs to begin soon for it to be completed in time for the 2013 season. International League president Randy Mobley said Wednesday that the Yankees will not be able to conduct a second season likethe2012seasoninwhichtheywillrotate to a variety of temporary home sites. “Wehavecommunicatedthatfromthevery onset of the discussion on this scenario,” Mobleysaid.“Thisisnotsomethingthatthe league will be interested in repeating a sec-

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WiththeScranton/Wilkes-BarreYankees days away from the start of spending the entire 2012 season on the road, the team’s status for the 2013 season and beyond is unsettled. The Lackawanna County commissioners and the Lackawanna County Multi-Purpose Stadium Authority are running out of time tocompletethesaleofthefranchisetoajoint venture between Mandalay Baseball Properties LLC and Yankee Global Enterprises LLC in order to help fund a planned reconstruction of PNC Field in Moosic. Negotiations continue on an almost daily basis. “Ifwecancometoanagreementthatisacceptable to both parties, we can start construction,” Lackawanna County commis- See STADIUM, Page 6B

New York views season-long road trip as a one-time option By PAUL SOKOLOSKI psokoloski@timesleader.com

TAMPA, Fla. — The New York Yankees relented to letting their Triple-A team become road warriors for one season. They have no intention of turning this into a double play. “We sure as heck don’t want to be on the road again in 2013,” said Mark Newman, the senior vice president of baseball operations for the New York Yankees, who run their minor league system. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees will spend their entire Triple-A season on the road this summer while their home

stadium of PNC Field is scheduled to be renovated. That prospect has been the talk of minor-league camp this week as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are wondering how they’ll handle never being home for a full year. “All my teammates, everybody in camp, says it’s going to be hard,” said Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre starter Manny Banuelos, one of the top pitching prospects for the parent New York Yankees. The SWB Yankees will use six different sites – including International See YANKEES, Page 6B

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Former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien will transfer to Wisconsin for the fall. By DEREK LEVARSE dlevarse@timesleader.com

Looking for a new team to play for, Danny O’Brien took two trips to Penn State in the past two weeks. His next visit to Happy Valley will be in a Wisconsin uniform. The former Maryland quarterback has made up his mind and will transfer to WisO’Brien consin, picking the Badgers over the Nittany Lions. “We’re excited that Danny has chosen to attend Wisconsin,” Badgers coach Bret Bielema said Wednesday. “The first thing we did when we were aware of Danny’s interest was to try and find out what type of person he was and if he would fit into our program. From our dealings with him and all the things I have heard from those who have been around him, he is a tremendous person and has great character. “He had a fantastic visit and our current players who met him came away impressed. Having See O’BRIEN, Page 4B

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Ashley Dunbar of Dallas (24) and Lindsey Humanik of Coughlin both stretch out for a ball on Wednesday in a WVC game.

Mountaineers strike in OT to best Coughlin By JOHN ERZAR jerzar@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE — The opportunity was so incredible that surely overtime wouldn’t last longer than a minute Wednesday afternoon. Dallas has its two best players – Colleen McDonald and Ashley Dunbar – on the left and in the middle. On the right was prom-

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“I don’t really even know how to comment on that,” Dunbar said with a smile. “But we redeemed ourselves.” Dunbar provided the redemption, scoring about seven minutes later by angling in a shot from deep on the right side as Dallas defeated rival Coughlin 1-0 in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1-A girls soccer

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‘Van Rose Memorial’ on for May

Pocono Downs will hold a Derby Day race honoring the late Times Leader reporter. By JOHN MEDEIROS jmedeiros@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE — Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is making final preparations for its upcoming season and the racetrack has some new events on tap for the 2012 race season. One of the biggest additions to the card will be the Van Rose Memorial, a race named in tribute for the former Times Leader sportswriter, who died in December. Clarence Van Rose II covered events and handicapped races at Pocono Downs dur- Rose ing his nearly 30 years on the staff of The Times Leader. Born and raised in Kentucky, Rose grew up with a love of horses and the sport of kings. The Van Rose Memorial Pace will be part of the biggest day of racing at the track. The race will be held Saturday, May 5 – Kentucky Derby day. Pocono Downs will hold two live racing cards, with the first going off at 11 a.m. Then, after the Derby is run, an evening slate of races is set for the Downs. The Van Rose Memorial will run during the night session of races. “It will be very big and will become a yearly event,” said Jennifer Starr, racing marketing manager for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “There will be a $50,000 purse.” Overall, the track will feature 135 days of live racing this season, starting with its opening day on Tuesday. Live racing will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. During July and August, there will be Sunday events as well, and there will be racing on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 3). Pocono Downs will have more than $1.5 million on the line during races on Saturday, June 30, when the Ben Franklin for Aged Pacers, the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot, the James Lynch Memorial and the Max Hempt Memorial will all be staged. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will hold a press conference today to announce the other big events at the track.

Late spring debut still gives reason to celebrate As the final swing he took sent a pitch sailing beyond the left field fence, Nick Swisher started whooping it up. But he doesn’t have to knock the ball out of the park to find fun on a baseball field. His infectious enthusiasm came bursting out once again Wednesday, when Swisher made his first day back from a spring training injury seem like the first day he ever put on a baseball uniform. He leaped mock frustration. He laced base hits. He laughed at his own shortcomings, telling one teammate his wheels were churning while

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PAUL SOKOLOSKI OPINION legging out a double, while lavishing praise on others for executing even the simplest of baseball routines. Most importantly, Swisher seemed to make everyone around him smile. And he wasn’t even among his regular teammates in camp for the New York Yankees, but competing in a minor league intrasquad game featuring Triple-A players who will be on the roster of the Scranton/WilkesBarre Yankees. It didn’t matter to Swisher. Because whenever he runs out to a baseball field, he always seems to

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have the time of his life. “I know how lucky I am to be on that field,” said Swisher, who is entering the final season of his contract with the New York Yankees. “This could be my last year here. I just want to give it everything I’ve got. “When you’re 50 years old and sitting in a rocking chair,” Swisher continued, “you’re going to have a lot of stories. I want to make sure I can remember them.” The Yankees should remember what they’ve got when it comes time to go looking for a new right fielder for next year. JOSEPH BROWN III/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Because they are not going to find anyone more valuable to a clubhouse Nick Swisher hits a home run in a Yankees minor-league intrasquad game on Wednesday in Tampa. Swisher had missed much of the spring with an injury.

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T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended free agent minor league SS Jose Torres 50 games after testing positive for Dehydroepiandrosterone. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Released INF Cristian Guzman. Reassigned OF Fred Lewis to their minor league camp. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Placed RHP Felipe Paulino on the 15-day DL. MINNESOTA TWINS—Released RHP Joel Zumaya. NEW YORK YANKEES—Claimed C Craig Tatum off waivers from Arizona. National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Optioned RHP Enerio Del Rosario to Oklahoma City (PCL). Reassigned INF Brian Bixler, INF Scott Moore and INF Angel Sanchez to minor league camp. Released INF Joe Thurston from his minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with OF Tito Polo, 2B Fredys Padilla, 3B Gustavo Barrios, SS Jesus Ronco and OF Angelo Del Castillo on minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Optioned C Yasmini Grandal to Tucson (PCL). Reassigned LHP Alex Hinshaw to minor league camp. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—PLaced RHP Drew Storen on the 15-day DL.

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National Football League MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Re-signed WR Devin Aromashodu to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed CB Ronde Barber.

H.S. GIRLS SOCCER North Pocono at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. Honesdale at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. MMI Prep at Tunkhannock, ppd. to April 20 Meyers at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Crestwood at Hatboro-Horsham, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS Holy Redeemer at Pittston Area, 4 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Meyers, 4 p.m. Wyoming Area at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Coughlin at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Holy Redeemer at Delaware Valley Tunkhannock at Coughlin H.S. LACROSSE Dallas at Delaware Valley, time TBD COLLEGE BASEBALL Keuka at King’s, 3:30 p.m. Polytechnic (N.Y.) at King’s, 4 p.m. Penn State York at PSU Wilkes-Barre (doubleheader), 2 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE GOLF Misericordia at Moravian, noon WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Lebanon Valley at Misericordia, 4 p.m. King’s at Cedar Crest, 4 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Neumann at Misericordia, 3 p.m. Lebanon Valley at Wilkes, 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 H.S. BASEBALL Wyoming Valley West at Dallas, 4 p.m. Coughlin at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Hazleton Area, 4:15 p.m. Berwick at Troy, 4:30 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Coughlin at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Berwick at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Berwick at North Pocono Crestwood at Hazleton Area Delaware Valley at Nanticoke COLLEGE BASEBALL Wilkes at Manhattanville, 3:30 p.m. Misericordia at FDU-Florham, 3:30 p.m. Delaware Valley at King’s, 3:30 p.m. COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD Misericordia at Danny Curran Invitational, 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 H.S. BASEBALL Parkland at Hazleton Area, Noon H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Bellefonte at Dallas, 11 a.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER North Pocono at Coughlin, 11 a.m. East Stroudsburg South at Delaware Valley, 12:30 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Wyoming Area at Northwest, 11 a.m. Hazleton Area at Parkland, Noon H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Wyoming Valley West Invitational, 9 a.m. H.S. LACROSSE Dallas at Danvile v. Selinsgrove & Danville, time TBD COLLEGE BASEBALL FDU-Florham at Misericordia, Noon Manhattanville at Wilkes, 1 p.m. King’s at Delaware Valley, 1 p.m. Penn State Beaver at PSU Wilkes-Barre (doubleheader), 2 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Oberlin at King’s, 1 p.m. Misericordia at Alvernia, 3:30 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE King’s at Lebanon Valley, 1 p.m. Wilkes at Rosemont, 1 p.m. Misericordia at Albright, 3 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Manhattanville at Wilkes, Noon Delaware Valley at King’s, 1 p.m. Misericordia at FDU-Florham, 3 p.m. COLLEGE TENNIS Misericordia at Manhattanville, tba King’s at FDU-Florham, 11 a.m. Wilkes at Eastern, 1 p.m. COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD Misericordia at Danny Curran Invitational, 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, APR. 1 COLLEGE TENNIS Arcadia at King’s, Noon Wilkes at Marywood, 1 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL PSU Hazleton at PSU Wilkes-Barre (doubleheader), Noon

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NCAA Men National Tournament Glance All Times EDT EAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At TD Garden Boston Thursday, March 22 Syracuse 64, Wisconsin 63 Ohio State 81, Cincinnati 66 Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Ohio State 77, Syracuse 70 SOUTH REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At The Georgia Dome Atlanta Friday, March 23 Baylor 75, Xavier 70 Kentucky 102, Indiana 90 Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Kentucky 82, Baylor 70 MIDWEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Friday, March 23 North Carolina 73, Ohio 65, OT Kansas 60, N.C. State 57 Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Kansas 80, North Carolina 67 WEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 22 At US Airways Center Phoenix Louisville 57, Michigan State 44 Florida 68, Marquette 58 Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Louisville 72, Florida 68 FINAL FOUR At The Superdome New Orleans National Semifinals Saturday, March 31 Kentucky (36-2) vs. Louisville (30-9), 6:09 p.m. Ohio State (31-7) vs. Kansas (31-6), 8:49 p.m. National Championship Monday, April 2 Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.

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DES MOINES REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa Saturday, March 24 Tennessee 84, Kansas 73 Baylor 83, Georgia Tech 68 Regional Championship Monday, March 26 Baylor 77, Tennessee 58 RALEIGH REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At PNC Arena Raleigh, N.C. Sunday, March 25 Maryland 81, Texas A&M 74 Notre Dame 79, St. Bonaventure 35 Tuesday, March 27 Regional Championship Notre Dame 80, Maryland 49 KINGSTON REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At The Ryan Center Kingston, R.I. Sunday, March 25 UConn 77, Penn State 59 Kentucky 79, Gonzaga 62 Regional Championship Tuesday, March 27 UConn 80, Kentucky 65 FINAL FOUR At Pepsi Center Denver National Semifinals Sunday, April 1 Notre Dame (34-3) vs. UConn (33-4), 6:30 p.m. Baylor (38-0) vs. Stanford (35-1), 9 p.m. National Championship Tuesday, April 3 Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m.

H O C K E Y NHL At A Glance All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-N.Y. Rangers........... 77 49 21 7 105 213 172 x-Pittsburgh ................ 76 47 23 6 100 256 200 x-Philadelphia............. 76 44 24 8 96 241 213 New Jersey ................. 77 43 28 6 92 208 201 N.Y. Islanders ............. 76 32 33 11 75 185 227 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 76 45 28 3 93 249 186 Ottawa .......................... 77 39 28 10 88 236 227 Buffalo.......................... 77 38 29 10 86 202 210 Toronto ........................ 77 33 35 9 75 217 242 Montreal....................... 77 29 34 14 72 199 214 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida .......................... 76 37 24 15 89 189 208 Washington ................. 77 38 31 8 84 206 219 Winnipeg...................... 77 35 34 8 78 207 227 Tampa Bay................... 76 35 34 7 77 216 260 Carolina ....................... 77 31 31 15 77 205 228 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis ................... 77 48 20 9 105 199 147 x-Detroit....................... 77 46 26 5 97 239 191 Nashville...................... 77 44 25 8 96 219 202 Chicago ....................... 77 42 26 9 93 231 222 Columbus.................... 77 25 45 7 57 181 252 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Vancouver................ 76 46 21 9 101 230 187 Colorado...................... 78 40 32 6 86 201 207 Calgary ........................ 77 35 27 15 85 191 212 Minnesota ................... 76 31 35 10 72 161 210 Edmonton.................... 76 31 36 9 71 206 223 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose ...................... 76 39 27 10 88 210 196 Dallas ........................... 76 41 30 5 87 202 203 Phoenix........................ 77 37 27 13 87 200 202 Los Angeles ................ 76 37 27 12 86 175 165 Anaheim ...................... 76 32 33 11 75 191 212 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday's Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Winnipeg 2 Columbus 4, Detroit 2 Los Angeles at Calgary, late Dallas at Edmonton, late Colorado at Vancouver, late San Jose at Anaheim, late Today's Games Washington at Boston, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Florida at Minnesota, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

AHL At A Glance All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts St. John’s .............. 67 39 20 5 3 86 Manchester ........... 69 35 31 0 3 73 Portland ................. 68 31 29 3 5 70 Providence............ 68 31 30 3 4 69 Worcester.............. 66 28 27 4 7 67 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts x-Norfolk................ 69 48 18 1 2 99 Hershey ................. 68 38 20 4 6 86 Penguins.............. 68 39 22 2 5 85 Syracuse ............... 68 32 27 4 5 73 Binghamton........... 69 27 37 3 2 59 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts Bridgeport ............. 67 34 24 3 6 77 Connecticut........... 67 33 23 6 5 77 Adirondack............ 68 33 31 2 2 70 Albany .................... 68 29 28 6 5 69 Springfield ............. 68 31 31 3 3 68 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts Chicago ................. 67 37 25 2 3 79 Charlotte................ 66 33 24 3 6 75 Peoria .................... 68 36 29 2 1 75 Milwaukee ............. 66 34 27 2 3 73 Rockford................ 68 32 29 2 5 71 North Division

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MEETINGS Checkerboard Inn Golf League will hold an organizational meeting on Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Checkerboard Inn in Trucksville. All members must attend or contact the league. 2012 dues will be collected & the starting date will be April 10th. Any questions can be directed to Frank at 675-7532. Kingston/Forty Fort Little League will be meet Sunday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at the Kingston Rec Center. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Forty Fort Soccer Club will hold a meeting regarding the upcoming fall season on Sunday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Forty Fort Borough Building basement. Volunteers are needed to fill some vacant positions. All parents are invited to attend. Hanover Area Quarterback Club will be holding a meeting TODAY at 7 p.m. at Majors League Sports Bar in Sugar Notch. Nominations for Board Members along with the preparation of the upcoming season will be discussed. All parents of players are encouraged to attend. The Jenkins Twp Little League Ladies Auxiliary will hold its opening meeting on Tuesday, April 3rd, at 6:00 at the field house. The agenda will be: Reorganize 2012 ladies auxiliary board, introduce team moms, opening day kitchen preparations, donations for food stand, scheduling ladies kitchen, and fundraiser. All parents are urged to attend. Nanticoke Area Little League will hold is monthly meeting on April 4 at High School Cafe for 7:30 p.m. Board Members will meet at 7 p.m. South Wilkes-Barre Little League will meet Sunday April 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the Riverside Cafe on Old River Road. There will also be a stand meeting at this time to discuss the plans for the up coming season. If you are interested in volunteering please plan on attending. The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association will conduct a special meeting on Tuesday, April 3rd, at 6:30 pm at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Room 164. Final plans for the annual Ziti Dinner/ Craft Fair will be discussed. Parents of players in grades 7th thru 12th are urged to attend. Nanticoke 12th Man Football Club will be meeting on TODAY at 7 p.m. at the Nanticoke City Building, East Ridge Street, Nanticoke. All members and new members are encouraged to attend.

UPCOMING EVENTS Jenkins Twp Little League will host its annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 12th. Registration Fee is $75 per Person and $300 per team. Registration fee includes green fee, cart fee, unlimited free driving range, hog dog & refreshments at the turn, Italian buffet dinner menu, and a hole in one prize on all Par 3’s. For more information and registration form please go to www.jenkinstwplittleleague.com. The Hanover Area Baseball team will have a Night at the Races on Saturday at the Warrior Run Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the races start at 7 p.m. All money raised will go to the baseball team. Freeland YMCA Basketball Tournaments are as follows: Mar 30-April 1 for 4th and 6th grade girls; April 13-15 for 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys. All tournaments cost $125 and all teams are guaranteed three games. For more information please contact Freeland YMCA at 636-3640, freelandymca@verizon.net, or at freelandymca.com. 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.

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For the first time in 87 years, the Knights of Columbus Council 372 of Pittston is hosting the International Bowling Tournament at Chacko’s Lanes in Wilkes-Barre. Entertainment at the Council Hall will continue every Saturday during the tournament with the kitchen being open. March 31 BUILDING TRUST has "Matt and John Duo from American Fire" from 8 p.m.midnight. On April 14, "Rub Yer Soul" will be there from The Times Leader strives to 8:30-11:30 p.m., and on April 21 "Maros" will perform from correct errors, clarify stories and 5-7 p.m., followed by Karaoke with JR and Friends from update them promptly. Sports 7:30-11 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and support the corrections will appear in this bowlers and enjoy good food and entertainment at the spot. If you have information to help us correct an inaccuracy or Council Hall afterward. Pictured, from left: James Rooney and John Hrichson are the International Hall of Fame Memcover an issue more thoroughly, bers. Len Pribula, Sr. (middle) is the last surviving founding call the sports department at 829-7143. member of the Bowling League founded in 1948.

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GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto .................. 68 38 23 4 3 83 193 156 Rochester.............. 67 32 24 7 4 75 199 197 Lake Erie ............... 69 32 27 3 7 74 165 190 Grand Rapids........ 66 30 26 6 4 70 212 210 Hamilton ................ 68 30 31 2 5 67 165 204 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City...... 68 41 18 4 5 91 197 158 San Antonio .......... 68 36 27 3 2 77 178 187 Abbotsford ............ 68 35 26 3 4 77 166 183 Houston ................. 68 32 23 4 9 77 182 185 Texas ..................... 67 29 34 2 2 62 199 219 x-Clinched Playoff Berth NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday's Games Albany 2, Rochester 1 Portland 4, Manchester 1 Syracuse 2, Adirondack 1, SO Hershey 5, Binghamton 2 Norfolk 2, St. John’s 0 Milwaukee 3, Houston 2, OT San Antonio 3, Hamilton 2 Today's Games Lake Erie at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Hamilton at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Abbotsford, 10 p.m.

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Penguins looking to stay sharp for stretch run After dropping two of three With a likely playoff date over the weekend, Hynes gave his coming up against Hershey, players Monday off and using the the Pens hope to tighten play. rest of the week to sharpen up arBy TOM VENESKY tvenesky@timesleader.com

With the regular season winding down and the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton all but assured of meeting the Hershey Bears in the first round of the playoffs, Penguins coach John Hynes ran his team through a short, high-tempo practice on Wednesday at Coal Street.

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eas of their game that need improved. This time of year, he said, is all about staying sharp and keeping upbeat. “This is the best time of year. There’s always something to look forward to, whether it’s the postseason or areas you want to improve,” Hynes said. “The guys are pretty focused and we’re looking to build some good habits this week.” The Penguins will hit the road

Friday to face Connecticut and then travel to Albany for a Saturday matchup. Two of Hynes’ top four defensemen – Brian Strait and Simon Despres – remain in Pittsburgh, but he isn’t worried about any disruption to team chemistry if a couple of new faces are needed on the blueline this weekend. In fact, Hynes said the situation may actually play into the Penguins favor. “You’re getting a player that’s excited to be in there and they have some urgency in their game because they want to stay in and capitalize on the opportunity,” he

said. Cody Wild and Philip Samuelsson remain the two likely choices to fill in for Despres and Strait. Carl Sneep remains out with an injury and Hynes said he is still considered day-to-day. Because it’s been a while since Wild and Samuelsson were in the lineup, much of Wednesday’s practice was spent simulating game action. “The first couple shifts of a game for them are important. It’s when they get their feet under them and get established,” Hynes said. “We try to simulate live game situations in practice to

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Warriors squads defeat Grenadiers

King’s lacrosse wins at home The Times Leader staff

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The King’s men’s lacrosse team defeated visiting Immaculata 18-6 at McCarthy Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Mike O’Brien paced the Monarchs’ offense with four goals and three assists while Lenny Fox and Pat Bonnot both scored three times. Kieran McMahon (two goals) and A.J. Bungert (two goals) rounded out the scoring for King’s.

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Misericordia 21, Mount St. Mary 6

Lee Blair and Sean McGuigan combined for nine goals in Misericordia’s rout of Mount St. Mary. McGuigan scored five goals with an assist and Blair added four goals and an assist Patrick Johnson tallied nine saves in goal for the Cougars.

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King’s 9, Albright 0

King’s swept the doubles competition to start the match before winning all six singles bouts without dropping a set in a win at Albright. Chris Cozzillio, Tim Carroll, Nick Conte were all winners in both doubles and singles for the Monarchs. Cozzillio and Carroll teamed up for a 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles while Conte paired with Matt Grassi for a 8-6 decision at second doubles. The Monarch team of Andy Panzitta and Brendan Thornton were 8-2 victors at No. 3 doubles.

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Albright 5, King’s 2

The Lady Monarchs’ lost to Albright in a match that was halted due to darkness with two singles matches not completed. In doubles, the King’s team of Katie Rossowski and Vanessa Wagner won 8-1. Rossowski posted a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles for the Lady Monarchs’ singles victory.

help ease them in, but it’s always Springfield. • An agreement was reached a little bit different getting into a this week to sell the Wheeling game.” Nailers to a local ownership NOTES group, avoiding relocating the • Rookie goaltender Patrick team to another city. The Nailers Killeen was assigned to Wheel- are the ECHL affiliate of the Pening on Wednesday afternoon, in- guins. The news was well-received by dicating that Brad Thiessen’s return from Pittsburgh should hap- Hynes. “It’s great news. The affiliation pen soon. Killeen posted a 2-2-0 record with the Penguins with a we’ve had has been great,” he 2.93 goals against average and a said. “The way we’ve been able to have that philosophy and player .871 save percentage. On Sunday he made 17 saves in depth in the organization has the third period to lead the Pen- been key over the last couple of guins to a 5-3 comeback win over years.”

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Hanover Area’s Christian Pack is tagged out by Berwick first baseman Steve Kuchka during a preseason high school baseball game on Wednesday. Results were unavailable.

Crestwood volleyball tops Dallas The Times Leader staff

The Crestwood boys volleyball team came through with a 3-1 victory (25-16, 24-26, 25-23, 25-7) against Dallas at Crestwood’s middle school. The Comets were led by a 20-kill performance from Jake Prohaska. The senior also added seven service points service points and four blocks. Nick Banos tallied 41 assists, eight points, and six kills for the Comets, while Nick Powell (11 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs) and

Pete Kelly (14 points, 7 digs) also helped in the victory. For Dallas, Aaron Weir led the way with 17 kills and six blocks. Corey Schressler (11 kills, 5 blocks) and Matt Diaco (13 digs, 6 points) were also key players for the Mountaineers.

Evonna Ackourey, Cara Pricher and all Melissa Tucker chipped in with a goal for the Mountaineers while Dana Jolley had 11 saves in goal.

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SINGLES -- 1. L.J. Sidari (HAZ) def. Jordan Herbert 6-2, 0-6, 6-1; 2. Josh Herbert (TUN) def. Donald Tedesco 6-4, 6-3; 3. Rob Hug (TUN) def. Kurtis Miesowitz 6-2, 6-4 DOUBLES -- 1. Brent Cristy/Cory Dulsky (TUN) def. Mario Notaro/Anthony Sidari 6-4, 6-1; 2. Matt Stroney/Colby Rome (TUN) def. Jose Aruns/Nick Franzosa 6-1, 6-0

Midd-West 17, Dallas 7

Madeline Mulhern’s four goals were not enough to overcome Midd-West on the road.

BOYS TENNIS Tunkhannock 4, Hazleton Area 1

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cal of many played by the two programs that are tied with six district titles each. Both teams had opportunities and both played physical, with a bit of the contact escaping the eyes of the officiating crew. “We get pretty amped up, pretty nervous,” Dallas keeper Amber Yang said of playing the Crusaders. Coughlin’s best scoring chance in the extra period came midway through. Marissa Lercara struck a direct kick from the right side, bouncing it in front of Yang. Two Crusaders made runs on the ball, but neither could get to it. The missed chance, along with a scoreless overtime tie with Berwick on Monday and a shutout loss to Berwick in last year’s D2 title game, extended Coughlin’s streak without a goal to 269 minutes. “It’s our fault,” Coughlin coach Joe Spagnuolo said. “We have to get the ball in the net when we have our opportunities. You don’t have to be an Einstein to figure that out.” There hasn’t been much wrong about Coughlin’s defense, which has allowed just three goals in its last five games dating back to last year’s postseason. Sax, like her counterpart Yang, came up with some outstanding stops until Dunbar connected on the tough-angle shot. “It was a pretty good game for the second game of the year for both teams,” Dallas coach Chris Scharff said. “Neither team has

the Sony Ericsson Open, 6-4, 6-1. Williams’ serve lacked its usual velocity, and by the final game she wasn’t even chasing after shots in the corner. The tournament was Williams’ first since the U.S. Open

last August, where she withdrew after being diagnosed with a fatigue-causing autoimmune disease. Williams is ranked No. 134 and projected to climb next week back into the top 90.

the overall college-level players with five or six players who can dominate a game, so we have to nip and grind you can call it.” Dallas ........................................................................................ 0 0 1 — 1 Coughlin.................................................................................... 0 0 0 — 0 First OT: 1. Dal, Ashley Dunbar (Ashley Strazdus), 88th min. Shots: DAL 21, COU 13; Saves: DAL 10 (Amber Yang), COU 19 (Amanda Sax); Corners: DAL 4, COU 4.

Lake-Lehman 3, Wyoming Valley West 1 Shoshana Mahoney scored a pair of goals for the Black Knights, while Nikki Sutliff also scored and registered an assist. Alyssa Shaver scored unassisted for the Spartans.

3200 RELAY -- 1. WA (Radzwilka, Filipiak, Barush, O’Malley) 9:54, 2. GAR; 110 HURDLES -- 1. GAR Crawford 15.5, 2. GAR Powell, 3. GAR Chintalla; TRIPLE JUMP -1. GAR Crawford 43.5, 2. WA Lanunziana, 3. WA Bone; 100 -- 1. GAR Benton 11.9, 2. WA Peoples, 3. WA Haley; 1600 -- 1.GAR Oldziejewski 5:11, 2. WA Filipiak, 3. WA O’Malley; SHOT PUT -- 1. GAR Soto 40’5, 2. WA Bartoli, 3. WA Burton; 400 -- 1. GAR Benton 52.1, 2. WA PArdini, 3. WA Haley; 400 RELAY -- 1. WA (Kintz, Condry, Pegg, Limley) 50.7; 300 HURDLES -- 1. GAR Soto 43.0, 2. GAR Powell, 3. WA Joseph; POLE VAULT -- 1. WA Flynn 11’6, 2. WA Schmitz, 3. WA Hardine; DISCUS -- 1. WA Burton 121’10, 2. WA Bartoli, 3. GAR Gresham; LONG JUMP -- 1. GAR Crawford 21’8, 2. WA Schmitz, 3. WA Bone; 800 -- 1. GAR Oldziejewski 2:21, 2. WA Radzwilka, 3. WA Pardini; 200 -- 1. GAR Benton 23.6, 2. WA Haley, 3. WA Peoples, 3200 -- 1. GAR Oldziewjewski 11:43, 2. WA Filipiak, 3. WA Barush; JAVELIN -- 1. WA Smith 138’9, 2. WA Skupsky, 3. WA Pacowski; 1600 RELAY -- 1. GAR (Taylor, Soto, Crawford, Benton) 3:42, 2. WA; HIGH JUMP -- 1. WA Schmitz 5’6, GAR Powell, 3. WA Lenkaitis

Meyers 105, Nanticoke 32

Meyers took finished first in all but three events in a home win over Nanticoke. Ryan Brown (110 hurdles, triple jump, 1600 relay, long jump) was a four-time winner for the Mohawks while Matt Snyder (1,600 run, 3,200 run) picked up two wins.

3200 RELAY -- 1. MEY 10:13; 110 HURDLES -- 1. MEY Brown 18.2, 2. MEY DiMaggio, 3. NAN Mark; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. MEY Brown 38’9, 2. MEY Townes; 100 -- 1. MEY Arnone 11.2, 2. MEY Blake, 3. MEY Edward; 1600 -- 1. MEY Snyder 5:10, 2. NAN Allabaugh, 3. NAN Barako; SHOT PUT -- 1. NAN Bracero 39’9, 2. NAN Stevenson, 3. MEY Havard; 400 -- 1. MEY Labatch 56.4, 2. NAN Fisher, 3. NAN Plantamura; 400 RELAY -- 1. MEY (Hernandez, Arnone, Edward, Blake) 48.1; 300 HURDLES -- 1. NAN Mark 48.6, 2. MEY DiMaggio, 3. NAN Allabaugh; POLE VAULT -- 1. MEY kozub 9’6; DISCUS -- 1. NAN Perez 43’4, 2. MEY Kishbaugh, 3. MEY Kropp; LONG JUMP -- 1. MEY Brown 18’10, 2. MEY Townes; 800 -1. MEY Wilson 2:17, 2. MEY Robertson, 3. NAN Allabaugh; 200 -- 1. MEY Arnone 23.7, 2. MEY Blake, 3. MEY Edward; 3200 -- 1. MEY Snyder 12:21, 2. NAN Darako; JAVELIN -- 1. MEY Kropp 130’6, 2. MEY Townes, 3. NAN Pedro; 1600 RELAY -- 1. MEY (Arnone, Blake, Labatch, Brown) 4:24; HIGH JUMP -- 1. MEY Robinson 5’6

Holy Redeemer 98.5, Lake-Lehman 50.5

Holy Redeemer swept four events in a win over LakeLehman at home. David Gawlas (100 dash, 200 dash, 400 relay, 1,600 relay) was a four-time winner for the Royals. Jacob Bevan (1,600 run, 800 run, high jump) brought home three first-place finishes for the Black Knights.

Lake-Lehman ............................................................................. 2 1 — 3 Wyoming Valley West .............................................................. 1 0 — 1 First half: 1. LL, Shoshana Mahoney (Nikki Sutliff) 8th min; 2. LL, Sutliff (penalty kick) 19th; 3. WVW, Alyssa Shaver 23rd; Second half: 4. LL, Mahoney (Torey Frederick) 78th. Shots: LL 22, WVW 10; Saves: LL 8 (Danae Sutliff), WVW 19 (Margaret D’Angelo); Corners: LL 1, WVW 3.

Crestwood 4, Holy Redeemer 1 Gabby Termini totaled two goals and an assist in Crestwood’s win on the road over Holy Redeemer. Sarah Andrews notched a goal and an assist for the Comets. Emily Schramm scored for the Royals.

Crestwood................................................................................... 2 2 — 4 Holy Redeemer.......................................................................... 0 1 — 1 First half: 1. CR, Gabby Termini (Sarah Andrews) 22nd min, 2. CR Hannah Coffin, 34th. Second half: 3. CR G. Termini (Olivia Termini) 62nd; 5. CR, Andrews (G. Termini), 67th; 6. HR Emily Schramm (Erin Gruber), 68th. Shots: CR 16, HR 9; Saves: CR 8 (White), HR 12 (Emily Becker, Brianne Frascella); Corners: CR 4, HR 7.

WEST PITTSTON — The Wyoming Area boys track and field team earned a close 79-71 win field over GAR at home on Wednesday. The Warriors won the 3,200 relay and 400 relay and finished both second and third in 11 events. Darrell Crawford (110 hurdles, triple jump, long jump, 1600 relay) was a four-time winner for the Grenadiers while Shakir Soto (shot put, 300 hurdles, 1600 relay) was a three-time winner.

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Coughlin’s Ivy Nulton (5) wins a ball in the air against Dallas’ Ashley Dunbar (24) during Wednesday’s game.

Delaware Valley 3, Hazleton Area 1 bumped the lead back to two goals four minKyrsten Brockmann scored two goals and utes later. Kelly Cappello added another as the War- Hazleton Area ............................................................................ 0 1 — 1 Delaware Valley ......................................................................... 2 1 — 3 riors topped Hazleton Area. First half: 1. DV, Kyrsten Brockmann, 20th min; 2. DV, Kelly Cappello, 38th; Second half: 3. HA, Carissa Leitner, 64th; 4. DV, Brockmann Carrisa Leitner scored for Hazleton Area, (Amy Ahlers), 68th. Shots: HA 13, DV 20; Saves: HA 12 (Megan Baranko), DV 9 (Emimoving the Cougars within 2-1 midway ly Davis); Corners: HA 4, DV 4. through the second half. But Brockmann

3200 RELAY -- 1. HR (Villani, Cudo, Kabacinski, Freeze) 13:38; 110 HURDLES -1. HR Mark 19.0, 2. HR Kane, 3. HR Chackan; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. HR Banas 39’3, 2. HR Wert, 3. LL Novitski; 100 -- 1. HR Gawlas 11.0, 2. LL Eury, 3. HR Ross; 1600 -- 1. LL Bevan 4:55, 2. HR Ford, 3. LL Sutton; SHOT PUT -- 1. LL Jones 40’11, 2. HR Fulton, 3. HR Foy; 400 -- 1. HR Gdovin 55.9, 2. HR Mark, 3. LL Shaw; 400 RELAY -- 1. HR (Gawlas, Vallani, Ross, Bond) 45.0, 2. LL; 300 HURDLES -- 1. HR Kane 46.9, 2. HR Mark, 3. HR Chackon; POLE VAULT -1. LL Pinkerton 8’6, 2. HR Foy, 3. LL Tramell; DISCUS -- 1. LL jones 112’9, 2. HR Foy, 3. LL Bush; LONG JUMP -- 1. HR Wert 17’8, 2. HR Banas, 3. HR Bono/LL Novitski; 800 -- 1. LL Bevan 2:12, 2. HR Frazee, 3. HR Vallani; 200 -- 1. HR Gawlas 22.6, 2. HR Villani, 3. LL Eury; 3200 -- 1. HR Kabincinski 13:49, 2. HR Ambrulavage, 3. HR Ford; JAVELIN -- 1. LL Bush 132’5, 2. LL Hizney, 3. HR Martin; 1600 RELAY -- 1. HR (Gawlas, Vallani, Godovin, Mark) 3:44, 2. LL; HIGH JUMP -- 1. LL Bevan 6’0, 2. HR

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Wyoming Area outdistanced GAR to pick up a win at home. Sara Radzwilka (400 dash, 800 run) was a two-time winner for the Warriors. Quieterriua Gross (110 hurdles, long jump) won twice for GAR.

3200 RELAY -- 1. WA (Kazmerick, Hiedacavage, Gober, Grecorio) 15:00; 110 HURDLES -- 1. GAR Quie. Gross 16.5, 2. WA Shemanski, GAR Forst; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. WA Shinel 31’8, 2. WA Bott, 3. GAR Rocha; 100 -- 1. GAR Taylor 14.2, 2. WA Bott, 3. GAR Oldziejewski; 1600 -- 1. WA Hiedacavage 6:27; SHOT PUT -- 1. WA DiMattia 20’2, 2. GAR Hartman, 3. WA Alberigi; 400 -- 1. WA Radzwilka 62.8, 2. GAR Caruso, 3. GAR Forst; 400 RELAY -1. GAR (Gross, Gross, Taylor, Twyman) 5:31, 2. WA; 300 HURDLES -- 1. WA Shemanski 57.7, 2. GAR Forst; POLE VAULT -- 1. WA Argenio 7’6, 2. WA Stackhouse; DISCUS -- 1. WA McGuire 78, 2. GAR Hartman, 3. WA DiMattia; LONG JUMP -- 1. GAR Quie. Gross 15’9, 2. WA Stackhouse, 3. WA Shiner; 800 -- 1. WA Radzwilka 2:36, 2. GAR Oldziejewski; 200 -- 1. GAR Quin. Gross 28.7, 2. WA Shemanski, 3. GAR Taylor; 3200 -- 1. No Competitors; JAVELIN -- 1. WA Kazmarick 89’5, 2. GAR Hartman, 3. WA Hiegius; 1600 RELAY -- 1. GAR (Caruso, Gross, Gross, Twyman) 43.4; 2. WA; HIGH JUMP -- 1. WA Stackhouse 4’8, 2. WA Hiedacavage, 3. GAR Rocha

Meyers 98, Nanticoke 31

Meyers won all but two events and swept the 200 meter dash and long jump in a win at home over Nanticoke. Amilyn Konopki (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Tess Sauer (100 dash, 200 dash) and Mackenzie Winder (shot put, discuss) were all twotime winners for the Mohawks. Chelsea Swanberry (400 dash, 400 relay) was a twotime winner for the Trojans.

3200 RELAY -- 1. MEY 12:21; 110 HURDLES -- 1. MEY Konopki 17.3, 2. MEY Quinones, 3. NAN Englehart; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. No Competitors; 100 -- 1. MEY Sauer 12.7, 2. MEY Wilborn, 3. NAN Swanberry; 1600 -- 1. NAN Morgis 5:57, 2. MEY Moses, 3. NAN Gronkowski; SHOT PUT -- 1. MEY Winder 26’11, 2. MEY Wolsieffer, 3. MEY Brown; 400 -- 1. NAN Swanberry 69.8, 2. MEY Quinones, 3. MEY Springer; 400 RELAY -- 1. NAN (Eron, Chalker, Gronkowski, Swanberry) 66.0; 300 HURDLES -- 1. MEY Konopki 54.2, 2. NAN Englehart; POLE VAULT -- 1. No Competitors; DISCUS -- 1. MEY Winder 68’11, 2. NAN Dougherty, 3. Wolsieffer; LONG JUMP -- 1. MEY Quinones 14’2, 2. MEY Springer, MEY Mahalak; 800 -1. MEY Martinez 2:38, 2. MEY Hernandez, 3. NAN Morgis; 200 -- 1. MEY Sauer 27.1, 2. MEY Wilborn, 3. MEY Springer; 3200 -- 1. MEY Kwok 14:10, 2. NAN Gronkowski; JAVELIN -- 1. MEY Wolsieffer 92’7, 2. MEY Brown, 3. NAN Vaugherty, Gurzynski; 1600 RELAY -- 1. MEY 4:57; HIGH JUMP -- 1. MEY Mahalak 4’8, 2. MEY Quinones

Holy Redeemer 113, Lake-Lehman 33

Holy Redeemer swept four events and won all but three in a win over Lake-Lehman at home. Julia Wignot (high jump, triple jump, long jump) was a three-time winner for the Royals.

3200 RELAY -- 1. HR (Murry, Bernardi, Gill, Kusakavitch) 13:39; 110 HURDLES -- 1. HR Boich 17.6, 2. HR Warnigaris, 3. HR Mirra; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. HR Wignot 32’10, 2. LL Mathers, 3. HR Slavoski; 100 -- 1. HR Mar. Kusakavitch 13.2, HR Mel. Kusakavitch, 3. LL Mathers; 1600 -- 1. HR Durako 5:40, 2. HR Lagatski, HR Nitowski; SHOT PUT -1. LL Spencer, 2. HR Hilenski, 3. LL Runner; 400 -- 1. LL Bartuska 68.9, 2. HR Mirra, 3. HR Digiovine; 400 RELAY -- 1. HR(Wignot, Mar. Kusakavitch, Mel. Kusakavitch, Mal. Kusakavitch) :52; 300 HURDLES -- 1. HR Boich 55.4, 2. HR Warnagaris 56.1, 3. LL Faux; POLE VAULT -- 1. LL McMonagle 6’0; DISCUS -- 1. HR Boich 118’8, 2. LL Spencer, 3. LL Ritsick; LONG JUMP -- 1. HR Wignot 15’6, 2. LL Mathers, 3. HR Mel. Kusakavitch; 800 -- 1. HR Mal. Kusakavitch 2:30, 2. HR Gill, 3. LL Gromel; 200 -- 1. Mar. Kusakavitch 28.3; 2. HR Ell, 3. HR Pikul; 3200 -- 1. HR McCole 13:54, 2. HR Durako, 3. HR Logotski; JAVELIN -- 1. HR Boich 109’3, 2. HR Desiderio, 3. LL Spencer; 1600 RELAY -- 1. HR (Murry, Bernardi, Mar. Kusakavitch, Mel. Kusakavitch) 4:42, 2. LL; HIGH JUMP -- 1. HR Wignot 4’6, 2. LL Faux, 3. HR Williams


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Cultures will clash in commonwealth Kentucky-Louisville game will pit two hated rivals, playing for a spot in the title game. By COLIN FLY AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. — This Bluegrass State rivalry runs deep, and the divide is wide. Just 70 miles apart, Lexington and Louisville are worlds apart when it comes to college basketball. Come Saturday when the Cardinals and Wildcats meet at the Final Four in New Orleans, a berth in the national title game is just the beginning. Here, the game is likened to a civil war. Pick a side: Wildcats or Cardinals. Rupp’s Runts or the Doctors of Dunk. Dan Issel or Wes Unseld. John Calipari or Rick Pitino. “If the excitement and frenzy and turbulence that’s been stirred up in Kentucky this week could be harnessed, we could solve our energy crisis,” Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor. “Basketball fans from Kentucky have been waiting their whole lives for this game.” This is the grudge match to end them all. It’s the fifth time the schools will meet in the NCAA tournament — the two sides have split the four previous meetings — and it pits Louisville coach Pitino against one-time friend and now frosty foe Calipari. Not to mention Kentucky freshmen phenoms Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who have been steady in taking the Wildcats to the top, vs. a ragtag flock of Cardinals who’ve won eight straight with a rotating cast of mostly unknowns such as Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng. “It’s not about (Pitino) or I; it’s about these players,” said Calipari, who’s in his second consecutive Final Four still searching for the national title that’s eluded him. “Hopefully we both have our teams ready to play, and I think we will, and we’ll go at it.” The Cardinals (30-9) lost this year’s matchup vs. the Wildcats (36-2) 69-62 on Dec. 31. Even

though there is much more on the line Saturday, it will be difficult for the game to be much more intense. “There’s going to be so much pressure on the players,” former Louisville forward Earl Clark said. “It’s going to go down in history. Kentucky is the No. 1 team, and Louisville is like the Cinderella of the tournament.” Kentucky blue dominates most of the state of more than 4.3 million basketball-crazed fans, surrounding the outnumbered Cardinals fans who have fortified a stronghold in the state’s largest city. The fan bases are about as different as they can be, and Pitino is one of the few who knows what it’s like on both sides of the aisle. He coached Kentucky for eight years, bringing the ’Cats back to the pinnacle of greatness with an NCAA title in ’96. He’s been at Louisville for the last 11 years and is heading to his second Final Four with the Cardinals. “It’s two different entities, really, it’s two rabid fan bases,” Pitino said. That was oh so clear this week when two senior citizens duked it out at a Georgetown dialysis clinic. A 68-year-old Kentucky fan and 71-year-old Louisville fan were arguing Monday about who will win Saturday’s game when the discussion quickly got out of hand. Georgetown police Lt. Robert Swanigan says the Kentucky fan flipped off the Louisville fan, prompting the Cardinals fan to punch him in the face. Though police were called, Swanigan said the Kentucky fan declined to file charges. The fight likely wouldn’t surprise Kentucky coach Calipari, who lovingly compares Wildcats fans to piranhas — yes, the flesheating fish. “If you’re going to attack Kentucky, just be right,” Calipari said of a fan base that feeds off every little bit of information about his school and dissects every game tape three times. “I’m just telling you: piranha — wahp-wahpwahp-wahp-wahp-wahp. They’ll come and eat your yard, your house. These people are nuts.”

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Anthony helps Knicks top .500 Bulls 98, Hawks 77 NEW YORK — Carmelo ATLANTA — Luol Deng Anthony and the New York scored 22 points and led a Knicks climbed above .500 for flurry of 3-pointers to help the first time since mid-JanuNBA-leading Chicago blow out ary in overwhelming fashion, Atlanta for another road victoscoring 21 straight points in ry. the third quarter and routing Deng was 5 of 8 from bethe Orlando Magic 108-86 on yond the arc and the Bulls Wednesday night. finished 9 of 16 to improve to Anthony and Iman Shumtheir NBA-best record away pert each scored 25 points for from home to 21-6 and their the Knicks (26-25), who won overall mark to 41-11, even for the eighth time in nine while missing star Derrick games despite playing without Rose for the eighth straight the injured Amare Stoudemire game with a shoulder injury. and Jeremy Lin. New York The Bulls haven’t missed a outscored Orlando 65-30 in the beat, winning six times withmiddle two quarters and has a out their MVP. winning record for the first Celtics 94, Jazz 82 time since it was 6-5. The Knicks moved 2 1/2 BOSTON — Kevin Garnett games ahead of Milwaukee for scored 23 points and added 10 the eighth and final playoff rebounds, and Rajon Rondo spot in the Eastern Conference had 14 assists to lead Boston and pulled within 2 1/2 of past Utah for the Celtics’ fifth Philadelphia and Boston for win in six tries. first place in the Atlantic DiviThe Celtics moved into a tie sion. New York could get Stou- with Philadelphia atop the demire back before the end of Atlantic Division. the season, announcing Former Celtic Al Jefferson Wednesday that he could be had 18 points and 12 rebounds back in two to four weeks after for the Jazz. non-surgical treatment for a Timberwolves 88, bulging disk in his back. Bobcats 83 Jameer Nelson scored 17 points and JJ Redick had 15 for CHARLOTTE, N.C. — the Magic, who had their Kevin Love had 40 points and three-game winning streak 19 rebounds in Minnesota’s snapped. Dwight Howard had victory over Charlotte. 12 points for the Magic, who Love scored 14 points in the had won 14 of the previous 17 fourth quarter and the Timmeetings. berwolves led the entire secThe Associated Press

ond half. Luke Ridnour had a seasonhigh 14 assists and added 15 points for Minnesota. Nets 100, Pacers 84 NEWARK, N.J. — Deron Williams had 30 points and nine assists and injury-ravaged New Jersey beat Indiana in a game the Nets finished with eight healthy players. Rookie MarShon Brooks added 17 points and Gerald Green had 14 as the woeful Nets won for the second time in eight games and handed the Pacers their second loss in six. Pistons 87, Cavaliers 75 CLEVELAND — Tayshaun Prince matched a season high with 29 points and rookie Brandon Knight added 16 to help Detroit beat Cleveland , handing the Cavaliers their fifth straight loss. Prince made four 3-pointers and added eight rebounds for the Pistons. Rookie Kyrie Irving had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Cleveland. Raptors 105, Nuggets 96 TORONTO — Andrea Bargnani scored 26 points, Jose Calderon had 10 points and 10 assists and Toronto snapped a nine-game losing streak against Denver dating to March 2007. Ty Lawson had 26 points and nine assists for Denver.

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than Swisher. He has given the Yankees three very good seasons, hitting .274 with 81 homers and 256 RBI while scoring 256 runs over that span and throwing in some terrific defense in right field. “I feel I’ve done pretty well,” Swisher said.

Those numbers drop drastically in the playoffs, where Swisher carries a lifetime .169 batting average with four homers and six RBI in 38 postseason games. But it’s not always about numbers, especially with Swisher. Because the confidence and inspiration he brings to a team with his attitude alone is immeasurable and invaluable. “It’s a big season for this team,” Swisher, 31, said. “You

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and an assist, and the New York Rangers moved to the top of the NHL standings with a 4-2 victory over the fading Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. Brian Boyle and Derek Stepan also scored, and Marian Gaborik added a pair of assists for the Rangers (49-21-7), who lead Pittsburgh by five points in the Eastern Conference. New York is tied with Western Conference-leading St. Louis with 105 points, but the Rangers have the edge because of one more non-shootout victory. Spencer Machacek and Bryan Little scored for the Jets (35-34-9), who are 10th in the East with 76 points. Winnipeg went 0-4 against New York this season. Buffalo is currently eighth in the East with 84 points, followed by Washington, which is come into camp the first day and expect to win a World Series. There aren’t many other clubs that can say that. “It’d be hard to say there’s a better team out there than us,” Swisher said without blinking. He’s feeling a lot better himself now. Swisher returned to the field for the first time since suffering a groin injury that kept him out of action for the past week, and he made up for lost time by batting for each team

two points behind. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves for the Rangers, who swept a two-game trip following a win at Minnesota on Tuesday. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 24 shots for Winnipeg. The Jets have five games remaining, all against conference opponents. They will head out for a four-game road trip, starting at Carolina on Friday, and close out the regular season at home on April 7 against Tampa Bay. Winnipeg is on its first three-game, home-losing streak of the season. The Jets had all three power plays in a scoreless first period, including a two-man advantage for 1:44, and outshot the Rangers 11-4., but failed to score. They had another advantage 27 seconds into the second period on a boarding call against Boyle, but couldn’t beat Lundqvist. That changed soon after when Winnipeg connected for during Wednesday’s minor league exhibition between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and a group of Double-A players in New York’s farm system. Swisher didn’t waste much time getting re-acclimated to making contact in minor league camp, drilling a firstpitch single to center field off Manny Banuelos, one of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s top pitching prospects. Swisher followed that up with three more hits on a 4-for-8 day that included

a pair of quick goals. Machacek fired a shot between Lundqvist’s pads at 3:58 and Little redirected a pass 56 seconds later for his 23rd goal of the season that made it 2-0. The Rangers quickly responded with a short-handed goal and a power-play tally. Blue Jackets 4, Red Wings 2 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Allen York stopped 29 shots and earned his first NHL victory in an emergency start, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday night after being routed in Detroit two days earlier. Columbus’ top goalie Steve Mason was injured Wednesday morning when he was struck in the mask by a shot from teammate Colton Gillies. With Curtis Sanford already out with a leg injury, the Blue Jackets turned to York, who spent time this season in ECHL and American Hockey League. two walks and ended with his opposite-field homer while batting left-handed. “You come over here for five or six innings, it’s great,” Swisher said. “It’s nice to come over here and get all this work in. I’m not trying to do too much right now, we’ve still got a lot of time left before the season starts.” He always seems to be having the time of his life when he’s on a baseball field. You hear guys say all the time it

graduated from Maryland in just three years, you know right away that he is a smart kid.” O’Brien checked out Madison over the weekend before making a second stop in State College on Monday for the Lions’ first spring practice. The 2010 ACC freshman of the year also visited Ole Miss and had been linked to Vanderbilt as a potential landing spot. But in the end, the decision came down to Wisconsin and Penn State, two teams with question marks at quarterback. Speaking on a conference call Wednesday, O’Brien said the Badgers jumped out in front after his trip there this weekend. On the advice of his high school coach, he went back to Penn State on Monday so he could see a live practice at both schools before making a final choice. “It was a very tough decision,” O’Brien said of turning down the Lions. “I think it came down to Wisconsin and them. It was a pretty similar situation in a lot of respects. Great people, great players, I felt good (at Penn State). “But there was no denying after I took the Wisconsin visit, especially after talking with my family about it, that Wisconsin was home.” Originally from Minnesota, O’Brien played his high school ball in North Carolina before committing to the Terrapins. He had a highly successful debut for head coach Ralph Friedgen and offensive coordinator James Franklin in 2010, throwing 22 touchdowns as a rookie. But Maryland fired Friedgen after the season and chose UConn coach Randy Edsall as his replacement over Franklin, who went to Vanderbilt. O’Brien struggled in the new offense in 2011and fell out of favor with the new coach before an arm injury ended his season. Eventually released from his scholarship, O’Brien was free to transfer with two years of eligibility still remaining. He can suit up for the Badgers immediately, provided he completes his undergraduate degree this spring and enrolls in a graduate program not offered at Maryland. A big plus for O’Brien with the Badgers was how smoothly they incorporated another graduate transfer quarterback, Russell Wilson, into their offense last year. Wilson, another former ACC quarterback, arrived in Madison in 2011 and started right away, helping the Badgers edge Penn State for the Leaders Division title, win the Big Ten championship and play in the Rose Bowl. O’Brien could help swing the division race in Wisconsin’s favor again this year, sharing a huddle with tailback Montee Ball, the returning Heisman finalist. “As is the case with any player who joins our program, we have not promised Danny anything other than the chance to come in during the fall and compete for the starting quarterback position,” Bielema said. “He understands that and is excited for that opportunity.” But with Wilson gone and veteran backup Jon Budmayr still battling shoulder issues, O’Brien is a strong bet to be the Badgers’ starter in 2012. That includes a Nov. 24 trip to Beaver Stadium to close out the regular season. The Lions, meanwhile, will hold an open competition between Matt McGloin, Rob Bolden and Paul Jones before naming a starting quarterback. “We haven’t done a lot. But when we have done some things, it’s been apparent to me that these guys are studying, that they want to learn,” Penn State coach Bill O’Brien said. “They’re able to communicate, and you can tell that it’s going to be a fun spring just watching these guys develop through 15 practices.” isn’t about the money for them, right before they go chasing it. With Swisher, it’s always been about having fun in the game. And chasing championships. “I’m really excited to get the season going,” Swisher said. Then again, it’s hard to curb his enthusiasm whenever a game’s being played. Paul Sokoloski is a columnist for The Times Leader. Reach him at psokoloski@timesleader.com


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Discussions on bounties persist Coaches and players will keep the dialogue going when they meet next month. By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

PALM BEACH, Fla. — NFL coaches plan to go right at the league’s most sensitive subject — bounties — when they get together with players next month. Although a few shied away from commenting at owners meetings this week about the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program, under which players were rewarded for big hits on specific opponents, most coaches said they found it important to discuss. And not only with the media, but with their teams. “The whole league will talk about it,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday. “The commissioner wants the entire league to make sure it’s discussed — to go forward using it as an example, to stress there is no place for that in our league.” Several coaches echoed Coughlin, with the hope they will need to bring it up only once to their players. Clubs will gather for workouts in mid-April. “It’s definitely necessary to mention it,” said Ron Rivera, whose Carolina Panthers play the Saints twice a year. “The precedent has been set by the commissioner and they need to understand that and it is not to be broached again. Going forward, we won’t have to go over these things again.” Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell for the 2012 season and twice has apologized for his role in the bounty program. His former defensive coordina-

tor, Gregg Williams, is barred indefinitely for overseeing the system. Williams was hired as defensive coordinator in St. Louis earlier this year. Joe Vitt, Payton’s assistant head coach, was suspended for six games, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis got eight games, and the team was fined $500,000. New Orleans also loses a second-round pick in each of the next two drafts. One of the NFL’s most physical teams — and most fined — is Pittsburgh. Star linebacker James Harrison was suspended one game in 2011 for a hit to a defenseless player, Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. Harrison was deemed a repeat offender, and he frequently has been fined by Goodell for illegal hits. Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said he’s heard of other teams supposedly placing bounties on the Steelers. “That talk has been around, but for us, it’s not something that we’ve engaged in,” Tomlin said. “We’ve always been somewhat amused by it, not that it’s amusing, of course.” Seattle coach Pete Carroll spent 15 years working in the NFL before going to Southern California for nine successful seasons in college football. He returned to the pros in 2010. He misses the aura that surrounded some players with a tough-guy image, but recognized that times change. “The lore of the players that were unique, there’s not a place for that in a way,” he said. “Those of us who are the oldschool guys, we miss that. We miss the uniqueness of the tough guys and the way that they were able to demonstrate that. But now, it just doesn’t fit.”

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PALM BEACH, Fla. — Giants coach Tom Coughlin wasn’t exactly gloating. Well, maybe he was. Asked at the NFC coaches breakfast about all the attention the New York Jets have been getting with their trade for Tim Tebow and contract extension for Mark Sanchez — in other words, their budding quarterback controversy — Coughlin simply smiled and said: “You know who won the Super Bowl even if we’re not on front page. New Yorkers know.” Coughlin also says he doesn’t believe in rotating quarterbacks. “I don’t have a lot of experience with that,” Coughlin said, smiling at the thought he has Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner. “Once you start to develop your guy, you like him to have the ball in his hand.” Coughlin seemed aghast when asked if he would take the ball out of his starting QB’s hands for, say, 20 snaps a game. “With our guy?” he said. “I

don’t do hypotheticals.” Not so theoretical is the coach getting a contract extension. Giants owner John Mara said the team expects to work out an extension for the 65-year-old Coughlin very soon, probably within a month or so. It likely will be the final contract for Coughlin, who last year received an extension through 2012. “There’s talk,” Coughlin said, “and quite frankly, it will get done.” He indicated it will be for several years. Coughlin also said he wouldn’t discount Bill Parcells, his former boss and longtime confidant, considering the interim coach’s role with the New Orleans Saints. “I had one conversation (after the Super Bowl) with Bill and it was as if he had the league and all the key situations in your games and the other games on the tip of his tongue,” Coughlin said. “He knew the ins and out of our season. It seemed like he knew the ins and outs of every teams’ seasons.”

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Even though the NFL’s new rule for postseason overtime has never come into play, it’s being expanded for the regular season, too. NFL owners passed the playoff overtime rule for the regular schedule Wednesday. All games that go into overtime now cannot end on a field goal on the first possession. The opposing team must get one series, and if it also kicks a field goal, the extra period continues. Of course, if it fails to score it loses, and if it gets a touchdown, it wins. The rule has not been a factor since it was instituted in 2010, with only two playoff games going to OT. One ended on the first play, Tim Tebow’s 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas for a Denver victory over Pittsburgh. The other had several possessions for each team before the Giants beat the 49ers in the NFC title game this season. The vote on adopting the new overtime rule was 30-2. Owners also have given the replay official permission to review turnovers just as he reviews all scoring plays. Other rules changes: a team will lose a down for illegally kicking a loose ball; too many men on the field becomes a dead ball foul; and a player receiving a crackback block is now considered a defenseless player and the hit will result in a 15-yard penalty. Not passed were proposals to have the booth official handle video reviews rather than the referee, and outlawing the horse-collar tackle made on quarterbacks

surprising. But competition committee chairman Rich McKay said the ownership “didn’t think this can impact on player safety.” “The rule was developed for the open field tackle when a defender has the chance to do something else,” he said. “He’s also able to use the runner’s momentum against him. We didn’t think that applied to the pocket, didn’t see the injury risk.” Several bylaw changes were tabled until the league meetings in May, including expanding preseason rosters to 90, designating one player suffering a major injury before Week 2 of the season as eligible to return from injured reserve, and moving the trading deadline back two weeks. McKay expects them to pass at the next meetings in Atlanta. “There were good ideas and suggestions, no resistance,” he said. “We’ll work on the language.” Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated the league’s strong stance against non-contract bonuses such as the Saints’ bounty program that got coach Sean Payton suspended for one year and cost New Orleans a $500,000 fine and two second-round draft choice. Goodell said the league will not allow any cash payments between players, whether the clubs are involved or not. “It’s not permissible and we are going to take that out of the game,” he said. Goodell expects to speak with players’ union head DeMaurice Smith before the end of the week and hopes to have the NFLPA’s recommendations on punishment for players involved in the bounties by then or soon after. The league will be scheduling additional hearings.

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If you are a JUVENILE who appeared before former Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. at any time from January 1, 2003 through May 28, 2008 --- or --If you are the PARENT/GUARDIAN OF A JUVENILE who appeared before former Judge Ciavarella during this time, YOU COULD RECEIVE BENEFITS FROM A SETTLEMENT with Robert K. Mericle and Mericle Construction, Inc. A partial settlement has been entered into on behalf of juvenile and parent/guardian Settlement Class Members with Mericle Construction, Inc. and its president, Robert K. Mericle (referred to in this notice as the “Mericle Defendants”). The Mericle Defendants will pay $17.75 million into a Cash Settlement Fund with the potential of up to an additional $1.75 million. This Notice is a description of important terms of the Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA” or “Agreement”), but it does not set forth every term of that Agreement or modify that Agreement. You may obtain a copy of the entire MSA at www.kidswinsettlement.com. If you believe you qualify to receive a payment as part of this settlement, you may submit a Proof The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania authorized this notice.

HOW DO I RECEIVE A PAYMENT? You must submit a Proof of Claim form to the Claims Committee in order to receive a payment. You will also have to sign an authorization to release records to the Claims Committee so it can verify your information and calculate your payment. The Proof of Claim Form must be submitted to the Claims Committee post-marked no later than May 13, 2012. You will not be permitted to participate in the Settlement if you miss this deadline. HOW MUCH WILL I RECEIVE? Settlement Class Category

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This settlement resolves all claims against the Released Parties, which includes the Mericle Parties and Luzerne County Parties. The Mericle Defendants have not admitted to doing anything wrong, and the Court has not found that the Mericle Defendants have done anything wrong. Howin the MSA, from any potential liability and to end all further litigation by the Juveniles and the Parents against these parties. The class action and individual lawsuits will continue against certain Non-Released Parties, as Care (“PACC”) and Western PA Child Care (“WPACC”).

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Dustin Ackley’s 11th-inning RBI single lifted Seattle to the win in the MLB opener. The Associated Press

TOKYO — A change in continents failed to help the Oakland Athletics on opening day. The A’s lost their eighth straight opener, 3-1 in 11 innings to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night, as Dustin Ackley homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, “They got bigger hits than we did at the end,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “We hit some balls hard, but they just didn’t get in.” Felix Hernandez combined with two relievers on a six-hitter as Major League Baseball opened its season in Tokyo for the fourth time. The A’s became the first team to lose eight straight openers since Philadelphia from 198592, according to STATS LLC. Oakland was just 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position. Last year, the A’s hit .266 with runners on second or third, 22 points above their overall average. After finishing 12th in runs in the league with 645, Oakland opted not to re-sign Japanese slugger Hideki Matsui. Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, who signed a $36 million, four-year contract with the A’s, was 1 for 3 with a seventh-inning double and two strikeouts in his major league debut. Cespedes’ double was the last hit for Oakland until Seth Smith singled with two outs in the 11th off Brandon League, who struck out Kurt Suzuki to end the game. A capacity crowd of 44,227 at Tokyo Dome was a sea of flashbulbs every time Ichiro Suzuki came to bat. He got a standing ovation when he took his position in right field in the final inning. The 38-year-old Suzuki set a big league record with 10 consec-

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ond time.” Mobley was recently quoted by Baseball America that constructionhadtobestartedbyApril1for the Yankees to return to Moosic for the 2013 season. He clarified in a phone interview with The Times Leader that April 1 is a target date that the parties involved need to come close to meeting. “April1is not an absolute deadline,”hesaid.“Iguessit’smoreofa gauge date that we can’t go much past that. “That’s what I’m being told. That’s not a date that I established or the league established.” According to Mobley, the date comes from the Yankees and from estimates provided by EwingCole, which has been hired to complete the renovations. “Work needs to be underway very, very soon after April1for the facility to be ready to go for Opening Day 2013,” Mobley said. “The conversations I’ve had in recent days are still optimistic that they will be able to begin some work soon after April1.” There are, however, matters

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Seattle closer Brandon League (43) celebrates with catcher Miguel Olivo after beating Oakland in Tokyo on Wednesday.

utive 200-hit seasons before falling short last year. “He’s a hitting machine,” said Oakland manager Bob Melvin, who managed Ichiro Suzuki with the Mariners in 2003 and 2004. “It doesn’t matter where he bats in the lineup. That’s what he does — hit.” Seattle and Oakland complete their two-game series Thursday. The rest of the big league teams start to get going April 4, when the renamed Miami Marlins open their new ballpark against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. “It was very special to open in Japan,” said Ichiro, who spent nine seasons in Osaka with the Orix Blue Wave. “I wanted to have fun and give the fans something at this special time and wanted to share a special moment with them.” In the 11th, Brendan Ryan doubled, Chone Figgins sacrificed and Ackley singled to center. Jerry Blevins relieved, Ackley stole second and Ichiro singled for a two-run lead. Mariners 3, Athletics 1, 11 innings, Seattle Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Figgins 3b 4 0 1 0 JWeeks 2b 5 0 1 0 Ackley 2b 5 2 2 2 Pnngtn ss 5 1 2 0 ISuzuki rf 5 0 4 1 Crisp lf 5 0 0 0 Smoak 1b 5 0 0 0 S.Smith dh 4 0 1 0 JMontr dh 4 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 5 0 1 1 Carp lf 4 0 0 0 Reddck rf 4 0 0 0 C.Wells lf 0 0 0 0 Cespds cf 3 0 1 0 Olivo c 4 0 0 0 Allen 1b 4 0 0 0 MSndrs cf 4 0 1 0 Cowgill pr 0 0 0 0 Ryan ss 4 1 1 0 Rosales 1b 0 0 0 0 Sogard 3b 4 0 0 0 Totals 39 3 9 3 Totals 39 1 6 1 Seattle......................... 000 100 000 02 — 3 Oakland ...................... 000 100 000 00 — 1 E—Ackley (1), Sogard (1). DP—Oakland 1. LOB— Seattle 4, Oakland 7. 2B—Ryan (1), Pennington (1), K.Suzuki (1), Cespedes (1). HR—Ackley (1). SB— Ackley (1), M.Saunders (1), J.Weeks (1), Pennington (1). CS—Ryan (1), Cowgill (1). S—Figgins. IP H R ER BB SO Seattle F.Hernandez............ 8 5 1 1 0 6 Wilhelmsen W,1-0 .. 2 0 0 0 0 2 League S,1-1........... 1 1 0 0 0 2 Oakland McCarthy ................. 7 6 1 1 0 3 R.Cook ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Balfour ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Fuentes .................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Carignan L,0-1 ........ 1⁄3 2 2 2 0 0 Blevins...................... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 HBP—by F.Hernandez (Cespedes, S.Smith). Umpires—Home, Tom Hallion;First, Jeff Nelson;Second, Marvin Hudson;Third, Dan Bellino. T—3:04. A—44,227 (42,000).

that still need to be finalized to complete the $14.6 million sale of the franchise. Wansacz declined to discuss those issues. “I’m not going to negotiate a $40 million deal in the newspapers,” he said. The agreement tentatively would include a 30-year lease for the Yankees to use the rebuilt stadium. The sale of the team has to come first because that money is being used to pay for part of the project. The project was estimated to cost $28.7 million when the plans were approved. “Nothing is going to start until we have the negotiations complete,” Wansacz said. “We are in negotiations every single day.” Wansacz said the parties discussed the situation twice Tuesday and that county lawyers were in touch with the Yankees and Mandalay on Wednesday. “Things seem to get done close to a deadline,” Mobley said. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre season, which includes home games at six different sites, is scheduled to begin with an April 5 game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

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MESA, Ariz. — Hazleton Area grad Russ Canzler is currently battling for a spot on the Cleveland Indians 25-man roster. The right-handed hitting outfielder and infielder is in a battle with former Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankee Shelley Duncan for the starting left field position. Canzler is an option to play at first base as well. As of Wednesday, the Indians had 41 players on their roster, but the number is expected to shrink significantly by the end of the week. The 25-year-old Canzler is batting .268 (11-for-41) this spring with two RBI and five runs scored. He was hitting .435 on March 15 before going into a 1-for-18 slump over his last eight Cactus League games. Duncan, primarily an outfielder, is hitting just .190 (8for-42) this spring with five home runs and 15 RBI. On Wednesday, the Indians fell to the Cubs, 2-0. Canzler, who play left and first base, went hitless in four at-bats, while Duncan was 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter and designated hitter. For the Cubs, Jeff Samardzija rebounded from a subpar effort in his previous start to give up three hits in six sharp innings. The right-hander gave up seven runs on 10 hits in his last start against Colorado on March 23. Samardzija also hit a triple to lead off the fifth inning but was stranded. The Cubs scored two runs on four hits in the sixth. Bryan LaHair and Joe Mather each drove in a run against Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin. Leadoff man Jason Kipnis had two of the Indians’ five hits, including a double. Cardinals 9, Tigers 5 JUPITER, Fla. — Adam Wainwright struggled for 4 2-3 innings in his final tuneup against big league hitters as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5 on Wednesday. Wainwright, coming off reconstructive surgery on his right elbow that sidelined him

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League ballparks in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and Lehigh Valley to play home games – and will be “unofficially” nicknamed the Empire State Yankees for 2012. But since construction at PNC Field hasn’t even started yet, and with the International League opening 2012 play next week, there’s an underlying fear the stadium may not be ready in time for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to return for the start of next season. And if that’s the case, Newman suggested some type of arrangement must be made to find New York’s top farm team a regular home park. “We made concessions for this season while work is being done on the (Moosic) facility,” Newman said, “with the expectation we would be playing in a beautiful park next year. This is going to be a tough season. And to do that twice would be very, very difficult.” An even tougher feat has been drawing fans to PNC Field.

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for the entire 2011 season, had pitched 16 innings without allowing an earned run this spring before the Tigers broke through. Twins 11, Phillies 7 FORT MYERS, Fla. — Justin Morneau extended his recent resurgence at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a two-run homer in Minnesota’s win over Philadelphia. Morneau has spent time at designated hitter the last week, trying to recapture his swing. He’s also left the door open for a permanent shift away from first base. It’s working. The 2006 AL MVP is 7 for 14 in his last four games with a double and three home runs after a slow spring start. Yankees 5, Braves 5 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and Brandon Beachy pitched a spring-high six solid innings as Atlanta and New York played to a 10-inning tie. Astros 6, Marlins 3 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Lucas Harrell gave up an unearned run in five innings to pitch Houston past Miami. Blue Jays 9, Orioles 3 DUNEDIN, Fla. — Eric Thames hit a two-run double and Toronto tagged Dana Eveland, then roughed up Alfredo Simon in beating Baltimore.

Nationals 3, Mets 2 PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Jordan Zimmermann pitched six shutout innings, Jayson Werth hit his fourth home run of the spring and Washington beat the New York Mets. Reds 5, Angels 4 GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Dan Haren and Bronson Arroyo made solid starts, and Ryan Ludwick’s two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Cincinnati a victory over Los Angeles. Giants 4, Dodgers 1 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Brandon Crawford and Nate Schierholtz homered to help San Francisco beat Los Angeles. Brewers 7, Diamondbacks 1 PHOENIX — Zack Greinke scattered five hits over seven innings, doubled and drove in a run to lead Milwaukee over Arizona. Padres 13, White Sox (ss) 2 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Yonder Alonso, Chase Headley and Andy Parrino homered to lead San Diego past a Chicago split squad. Rockies 8, White Sox (ss) 5 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jamie Moyer threw 92 pitches over four innings, the latest step in his comeback bid, and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer to help Colorado beat a split squad of White Sox.

“This is going to be a tough season. And to do that twice would be very, very difficult.” Mark Newman New York Yankees senior vice president for baseball operations

After attaining record-setting attendance figures during their first season in Moosic in 2007, the SWB Yankees have slipped to near the bottom of the International League’s attendance ranks during the past two seasons – despite a run of four straight playoff appearances that was broken last season. The SWB Yankees attracted two sellout crowds during a rehab appearance by New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez last

summer, but on most nights had trouble attracting 2,000 actual fans to home games. That poor showing also has the Yankees concerned about their Triple-A team’s future prospects in Northeastern Pennsylvania. “We like Scranton, we like the people there,” Newman said. “(But) a city has to support it’s Triple-A club because it’s a Triple-A club and they play well. Not just because someone’s there on rehab.”

LOS ANGELES — Magic Johnson is about to learn $2 billion only buys you so much. Now he’ll need to bring the Los Angeles Dodgers the same success he brought the Lakers. News that Johnson and his partners agreed to purchase the team sparked a groundswell of excited chatter and optimism Wednesday that the man who ran “Showtime” could restore luster to the once-proud franchise. The amount Johnson and his partners are paying would be mind-blowing if it was just for the team itself. But it also gives Johnson’s group the right to reel in future riches from TV and real estate. “A big part of the purchase price is all those other things,” said David Carter, executive director of USC Sports Business Institute. “You’ve got a great piece of property you can develop and make a game-day experience around Chavez Ravine. A likely billion-dollar cable (television) rights deal that will come out of it makes it a very unique sale.” Current owner Frank McCourt hand-picked Johnson’s group to buy the Dodgers Tuesday, just five hours after MLB approved three finalists in a bankruptcy auction. The deal is one of several steps toward a sale of the team by the end of April, subject to approval by a federal bankruptcy judge. “The interest in this franchise and its historic sale price are profound illustrations of the great overall health of our industry,” baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said. “This has been a long, difficult process, and I once again want to thank the great Dodger fans for their loyalty and patience.” Selig has the right to review the final agreement. Johnson’s group would gain the ability to sell the Dodgers’ local broadcasting rights starting with games in 2014. It likely would use money gained from the rights sale – or from the team’s own network with outside investment – to pay down the acquisition debt. The team’s debt stood at $579 million as of January. Johnson is seemingly a perfect fit. He lives locally, he knows what it takes to win championships, and he’s proven he can succeed in real estate, retail and entertainment. “He’s well-grounded and well-respected,” Carter said. “You have a strong presence in the community, he’s connected to city hall, and has a good relationship with the media. All these things are important and will help the community get over Frank.”

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Congress gave final approval to a popular, but controversial, bill that aims to make it easier for small businesses to access investment capital, sending President Barack Obama one of his top job-creation priorities in a rare burst of bipartisanship. Swift passage had been sought by both Republicans and Democrats intent on scoring a political victory on the jobs front. The House approved the measure 380-41 -- an overwhelming majority, but with nearly twice as many detractors as an earlier version, despite Senate efforts to beef up protections for investors.

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer

Foxwoods Resorts Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods buildings loom behind a barn in Mashantucket, Conn. Once one of America’s wealthiest communities, the Mashantucket Pequot Indian reservation revived by the resort casino is reeling from a financial reversal that began in 2010.

The number of Asians with at least $100 million in disposable assets overtook North America’s tally for the first time as the world’s "economic center of gravity" continued moving east, Citigroup’s private bank said. About 18,000 "centa-millionaires" were in Southeast Asia, China and Japan at the end of 2011, compared with 17,000 in North America and 14,000 in Western Europe, the bank said Wednesday. The world economy’s center of gravity has moved from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in 1980 to a point near the Suez Canal today, the report said, citing calculations by Danny Quah of the London School of Economics.

Tribe sees losses

Mashantucket Pequots’ Foxwood struggling with debt exceeding $2 mand. Foxwoods completed a major, casino has debt exceeding $2B. billion, payments to members stop- costly expansion with the 30-story By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — For two decades, the Mashantucket Pequots lived like Indian gambling royalty. Luxury cars abounded on their tiny, gated reservation of colonial and ranch-style homes in the woods of southeastern Connecticut. The tribe’s Foxwoods casino, the largest in the Western Hemisphere, allowed members to live without concern for money, generating shared revenue stipends that once exceeded $100,000 annually for each adult. This month, with Foxwoods

Euro fund may get boost

The 17 countries that use the euro are debating building up their new rescue fund to its full euro 500 billion ($670 billion) capacity faster than originally planned as part of a broader effort to beef up the currency union’s financial firewalls. Under current plans, the countries’ capital payments into the fund would be spread out until 2015. That would mean that, when it comes into force in July, authorities would only be capable of lending out about (euro) 200 billion in new rescue loans.

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ped. The tribe has opened a food pantry for needy families, counselors have provided guidance on how to pursue jobs and members have been left to ponder the end of what once seemed a sure bet. “I was poor before. I can be poor again,” tribal member Gina BrownCongdon, 59, said. “I’m not happy, but you have to deal with what life gives you.” The new austerity is a result of financial troubles at Foxwoods, which has been in talks to refinance its debt. After years of unparalleled success drawing gamblers from across New England and New York, the casino began struggling with increased competition and slackening de-

MGM Grand hotel and casino at the height of the recession in 2008. The resort has four hotels, more than 6,300 slot machines and 360 tables with 15 different types of games in six casinos. The tribe that runs the Mohegan Sun casino, a nearby Connecticut rival of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, has kept up payments despite financial strains, said Bruce “Two Dogs” Boszum, chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council. He declined to say how large the payments are, but he said they began modestly to help members improve their lives and have grown slowly — an approach he said other tribes could learn from.

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WASHINGTON — A growing number of chief executives at large U.S. companies say they are more optimistic about the economy and plan to step up hiring. The brighter view from the boardroom comes after the best three months of job growth in two years. The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that a survey of its CEO members found that 42 percent expect to hire over the next six months. That’s up from 35 percent three months ago. Nearly half plan to spend more on machinery and other capital equipment and more than 80 percent expect their sales to rise. Both those figures are much higher than three months ago. The chief executives’ overall outlook on the economy improved sharply from the end of last year. The group’s outlook index jumped to 96.9 in the current January-March quarter. That’s up from 77.9 in previous quarter and the highest reading since last spring. The group is an association of the leaders of the 200 biggest U.S. companies. The fourth quarter survey’s finding that only 35 percent of CEOs planned to add jobs was the lowest in 5 quarters. Yet the next three months saw the biggest job gains in two years. It suggests that most of the gains came from smaller companies, rather than the large corporations that make up the Roundtable’s membership. Research shows that small and particularly new businesses create most of the new jobs in the United States. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees account for about 65 percent of jobs created in the past 20 years.

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waking hours on Facebook. How productive of you. Then it struck me. Employers might demand access to this information as well. What better way to determine exactly where their employees are at any given time. “Hung over again, Jenkins? Don’t bother to lie, it’s all here. You were at the corner bar for four hours.” We live in an era that will likely see the end of all manner of personal privacy, and perhaps the most disturbing thing is that we’re getting used to it. It doesn’t matter if you have nothing to hide. The mere fact this information is being documented could easily give someone an unexpected dimension of control over the most innocent person’s life. Before long, you won’t even be able to leave the house on a sick day without getting called on it … even if you really are sick.

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this information could change my behavior. What would you do if you noticed that (and these statistics are completely made up) you spend more than half of your life at work, or that you send three times as many emails as you receive? It probably won’t be long before Facebook and Twitter offer similarly detailed insights into the time you spend on their platforms, and before long, it will be all over the place. Ah, you spend 70 percent of your 10-YR T-NOTE 2.20%

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NATIONAL FORECAST Cloudy, clearing later

Partly sunny, rain late

65° 37°

TUESDAY Sun, a T-storm

70° 50°

Syracuse 45/26

New York City 58/37 Reading 58/33

Yesterday Average Record High Record Low

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68/41 51/32 83 in 1945 9 in 1923

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ALMANAC Recorded at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport 0.04” 2.27” 2.27” 5.20” 6.67” Sunset 7:26p 7:27p Moonset 1:19a 2:05a

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River Levels, from 12 p.m. yesterday.

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“It makes me recognizable.” • “It keeps me warm in the winter.” • “I’m just lazy.” • All reasons a few locals have decided to become bearded and mustachioed men, some having been on the journey for 10-plus years now. Jeremiah Hornbaker, 34, of Mercersburg is definitely recognizable, having not only a beard that nearly touches his chest but a mane of curly hair that falls past his shoulders. Hornbaker can pinpoint the exact day he decided to start growing it. “May 26, 2000. As soon as I got out of the Army I was like, ‘That’s it.’ There were a couple different facial-hair styles at first, but I settled on the full, long beard.” His beard has actually garnered so much attention it’s snagged him photos in National Geographic and Life Magazine. “I work in the art department for television and movies, and a lot of it deals with military things,” he said. “They like to use me for photographs where I’m in period clothes because my hair is the real deal, as opposed to using someone with a fake beard.”

Zach Kraynak is another guy whose facial hair scored him recognition and photos for a calendar produced independKraynak ently by a facialhair enthusiast in Portland, Ore. The 25-year-old Forty Fort resident found that he was entered, without his knowing, into several mustache groups on Facebook, which led to his invitation to be in the calendar. His curly facial adornment, held up with hair wax, is hard to miss right now, even though Kraynak’s hair is trimmed to the shortest it’s been in some time due to a funeral he had to attend. “I first grew it out in 2010, and I’ve had a beard that’s between 4 See HAIR, Page 2C

Popularity of water rising at restaurants By SANDRA PEDICINI The Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — John Hickey used to think a meal wasn’t complete without a Diet Coke. Now the 58-year-old Floridian has a new choice beverage: water. “It makes a big difference when you get that bill,” he said. Watching their wallets and waistlines, Americans are ordering more free tap water when they eat out. That’s cutting into bottom lines at restaurants, which draw hefty profits from beverages. Beverage purchases have declined 6 percent since 2006, according to research company NPD Group, and more people are ordering water. In the past two years, orders of water have gone up 3.2 percent while purchases of sodas, coffee and other beverages have declined 3.6 percent. Portions — and prices — of drinks such as sodas have gone up through the years, and “consumers believe the cost of beverages in restaurants has gotten too expensive,” said Warren Solochek, a vice president with NPD. Julie Maire agrees. She is drinking wa-

ter at just about every meal these days. The Florida administrative assistant used to prefer iced tea, but often it didn’t seem worth the price, she said. “It used to irritate me I would pay $2.50 or $3 for a glass of iced tea, and it was mediocre,” she said. Restaurants have taken notice. At Tony Roma’s, drink orders have “definitely declined,” marketing director Monique Yeager said. “It’s harder and harder for people when they go out to buy full meals during times like this.” Dick Larsen has seen more requests for water at his Nature’s Table chain, based in Orlando, but he thinks consumers are thinking more about the health of their bodies than their bank accounts. “I think everyone knows how healthy water is,” he said. Indeed, many consumers say they started drinking water to cut calories and sugar or because it hydrates them better. Mike Torres, 51, of Apopka, Fla., said he made a conscious decision to drink more water, spruced up with lemon, at restaurants several years ago because he

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Mane attraction? Not for some women

By ERYN BROWN Los Angeles Times

My husband likes to let his beard grow in. In this way, he’s like a lot of young(ish) men you might find these days on sports fields and in hipster bars. The hairy look has even had its day in Hollywood — in the run-up to the 2010 Oscars, my Los Angeles Times colleagues Chris Lee and John Horn pondered who should win the Oscar for best beard. “A new style muse for the entertainment industry’s alpha males has emerged,” they wrote: “Grizzly Adams.” Now the psychologists are chiming in — and the news isn’t great for the hirsute ones. In a recent experiment, Paul Vasey of Canada’s University of Lethbridge and Barnaby Dixson of New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington found that while beards may be stylish, and are probably a mark of alpha males, they aren’t necessarily a key tool for attracting the ladies.

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Jeremiah Hornbaker will never shave, ‘unless the money’s right,’ he’s joked. His signature look has grabbed him national attention with pictures in National Geographic and Life magazine.

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By SARA POKORNY sweet alternative. wasn’t getting enough of it. spokorny@timesleader.com But the frozen treats are what “I do enough sodas at home,” he said. catch most customers’ eyes. Local restaurant Some restaurants are fighting the “We sell a fair share of slushies,” operators hoping to trend by spicing up beverHansen said. tempt diners away age offerings. Friday’s offers blue raspberry, from the free water McDonald’s added mango peach lemonade, strawberry are looking beyond smoothies and specialtypical sodas and iced lemonade, Red Bull Passion (with ty coffee. Wendy’s addpassionfruit puree) and Red Bull teas. ed all-natural lemonRuby (with Ruby Red syrup). At TGIFriday’s in ade. Another local eatery finding sucWilkes-Barre, adventure is And there is even a highcess in its slushies is Sonic, which the name of the beverage tech twist: Coca-Cola Freeschurns out lemon, lemonberry, game. tyle, a machine that offers strawberry and lime slushies, all of “We do have people more than 100 beverages and which use actual fruit combined looking for something encourages customers to mix with the slush. Cherry, grape, ordifferent to try,” Friday’s a nearly limitless number of ange, blue coconut, watermelon and general manager Jennifer concoctions. Hansen said, “so we try to Powerade Mountain Blast slushies, Solochek called the Freesmeanwhile, also are combinations of provide a variety.” tyle “an excellent example” of crushed ice and flavoring. The Arnie P. is a mixtrying to get more people in“Slushies remind me of being a ture of fresh-brewed lemterested in drinks again. Still, onade and iced tea, named kid,” 25-year-old Gary Jeffery of eateries will have a hard sell for famed American golfer West Wyoming said. “I think of with customers used to no summer and cooling off with a Arnold Palmer. Coca-Cola longer ordering them, he said. has been a staple at restau- drink like that.” “If I’ve been able to get away Other drinks ending in “ade” also rants for years, but Friday’s with drinking water, and it’s throws in some chocolate healthier for me, why would I syrup for Chocolate Coke, a See BEVERAGES, Page 2C go back?” he asked. FOTOLIA.COM PHOTO


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and 5 inches, as well as a very long and curled mustache,” he said. “I’m growing it back out to be that way again.” Facial-hair maintenance is key for these guys and, fortunately, not strenuous. “I wash it every night, but I don’t use shampoo,” Hornbaker said. “It dries it out. I just use conditioner.” “I use soap, shampoo and 2in-1 conditioner,” Kraynak said, “because my hair is naturally curly so it can get really tangled. I have to comb it every day.” Beginning the growth of such abundant facial hair is probably the toughest part of the process. “You need patience and to be committed,” Hornbaker said. “Throw away all your trimmers and scissors.” “If you’re self conscious about it, do the beard and mustache combo,” Kraynak said. “When I started growing my mustache I hit this weird ‘scumstache’ phase for eight or nine days. I

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was ashamed to even look at children. Thankfully it kept growing, and I got past it.” “You’ve got to make sure to keep it trimmed, too. It’ll get in your mouth; food can get stuck in it. With great beards comes

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“Women ... do not rate bearded faces as more attractive than clean-shaven faces,” the researchers wrote in the journal Behavioral Ecology. To assess how beards affected perceptions of men’s age, attractiveness, social status and aggressiveness, Vasey and Dixson showed people of European descent in New Zealand as well as Polynesians in Samoa pictures of the same men, with and without full beards, as they displayed neutral, smiling and angry facial expressions. Both men and women said that with beards, the men looked older and more aggressive than they did with their beards shaved. The viewers also ascribed higher social status to the men when they were bearded than when they were baby-faced. Women said the clean-shaven faces were more attractive than the whiskery ones.

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Vasey and Dixson wrote that their research suggested that beards did not evolve in early humans because women found bearded men more attractive (as Charles Darwin believed). Rather, natural selection favored bearded faces because hairier men were more successful at conveying aggression and securing loftier social status. The scarier guys, not the cuter ones, got the girls. “These findings suggest that beards play a stronger role in signaling a man’s age, social status and potential threat than in augmenting physical attractiveness,” they wrote. But don’t worry, hubby. I still think you’re cute.

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Redeemer students excel at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition Maeve Dickinson

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Maeve Dickinson, daughter of Brian and Sandra Dickinson, Hanover Township, celebrated her third birthday March 28. Maeve is a granddaughter of LaVonne Walter, Palm Harbor, Fla.; Joseph Walter, Williamsport; Mae Dickinson, Tunkhannock; and the late Harold Dickinson. She has a sister, Dominique, 10, and two brothers, Bryandt, 12, and Breion, 7.

Neil Ryan Massaker, son of James and Carrie Massaker, Kingston, is celebrating his seventh birthday today, March 29. Neil is a grandson of Dan and Carol Sekel, Forty Fort, and the late James and Dorothy Massaker, Plymouth Township. He is a great-grandson of George Kerestes Sr., Wilkes-Barre. Neil has a sister, Sarah, and a brother, Erik.

Holy Redeemer High School was awarded the Large School Percentage Award at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) regional meeting recently held at King’s College. The award is presented to the school with the highest percentage of students earning first place in the competition. Of the 20 Holy Redeemer students who participated, 15 received first-place awards. All first-place winners are eligible to participate in the state competition in May at Penn State University. Students earning first-place awards are Emily Becker, first place and perfect score, mathematics; Amanda Halchak, Maria Khoudary, Hailey Noss, Bryce Partlow and Sarah Williams, mathematics; Arvind Murali, microbiology; Michael Gatusky, biology; Caitlin Croke, physics; John Kane and David Tomaszewski, chemistry; Theodosia Seasock and Stacey Warga, botany. Warga also received a Perseverance Award for six years of PJAS participation. Olivia Gregorio was awarded the Junior High Excellence Award in general biology, a first-place award and a perfect score. Gaetano Buonsante was awarded the Junior High Excellence Award in mathematics, a first- place award and a perfect score. Matthew Sipsky was awarded an $8,000 scholarship to King’s College, a Perseverance Award for three years of PJAS participation and a second-place in mathematics. Second-place winners were Brianna Scorey and Christina Springer, mathematics; Ann Cosgrove and Ian Dysinger, chemistry. Faculty sponsors were Joni Clarke, Mary Humiston, Diane Jones, Linda Rakauskas, Steven Wise, Joseph Suchocki and Keith Zielen. PJAS participants, from left, first row, are Springer, Scorey, Buonsante, Halchak, Noss, Tomaszewski, Gatusky, Dysinger, Murali, Khoudary, Cosgrove, Croke and Williams. Second row: Suchocki, Sipsky, Gregorio, Becker, Warga, Seasock, Partlow, Kane, Zielen, Humiston, Jones, Clarke, Rakauskas and Wise.

Students of the Month named at Crestwood Middle School

Ryan Sinex Ryan Sinex, son of Robert and Natalie Sinex, Dallas, is celebrating his first birthday today, March 29. Ryan is a grandson of Harry and Judy Gulich, Dallas, and Mark and Marilyn Sinex, Emmaus. He has twin brothers, Ben and Aaron, 3.

Brian Baddick, principal of Crestwood Middle School, recently announced the January Students of the Month. Award-winning students, from left, first row, are Zachary Metzger, Alyssa Cuono, Emily Lehman, and Zack Matson. Second row: Cara Jarmioloski, Megan Parsons, Ashley Paranich and Samantha Forgatch.

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Assistance training session via SAP Commonwealth Approved Trainers April 30, May HUNLOCK CREEK: The 1 and May 2 at the Luzerne Northwest Area Intermediate Intermediate Unit AdminisSchool PTO is holding its trative Offices, 368 Tioga annual auction Saturday at the Avenue. former Hunlock Creek EleThe training will enable mentary building near Route facilitators to work with local 11. Auction begins at 10 a.m. school districts who wish to and registration starts at 9 enhance or develop local elea.m. Proceeds from the aucmentary student assistance tion will be used to purchase teams. materials and supplies for the For more information conchildren. tact Mary Jo Shisko, profesItems to be auctioned insional development consultclude local business donations, ant, LIU, at 760-4458. crafts, autographed photos, items from celebrities and MOUNTAIN TOP: The sports figures, hotel accommoCrestwood School District is dations and tickets for theme holding kindergarten regisparks, sporting events, mutration for the 2012/2013 seums, theaters and other school year 9-11:30 a.m. and attractions in Pennsylvania 1-3 p.m. April 23-24 at Fairand the East Coast. Lunch and refreshments will view Elementary School and 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. April be available. 25-26 at Rice Elementary Directions from Route 11, School. turn at Hunlock Harveyville Children must be five years Road/Main Road; go approximately three miles; turn left at old by Sept. 1. Children will Sunset Lake Road; school is on receive academic, hearing, speech and vision screenings. the left. Parents should bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, KINGSTON: The Luzerne Intermediate Unit is hosting a immunization records and three-day Elementary Student proof of residency.

Lake-Lehman band alumni plan reunion There will be a reunion meeting for alumni of the Lake-Lehman Band 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grotto Pizza, Harveys Lake. The meeting is for anyone who was in the band under John Miliauskas. Class representatives are needed to contact band members. A reunion open house is planned 1-5 p.m. June 16 at the Lake-Lehman High School. Donations to cover costs can be sent to LakeLehman Band Alumni, c/o Virginia Piatt Ide, 65 Boyle Road, Dallas, PA 18612. Any members interested in planning the reunion are invited to attend. Contact Ginny Piatt Ide at 570-639-2587 or gmide@ yahoo.com or Mary Beth Duffy Tomko at tomko5@comcast.net. At the March meeting, from left, first row, are Joan Fielding Titus, Carol Martin Rosser, Ginny Piatt Ide, Kathleen Stefanowicz Covert and Debbie Lansberry Misson. Second row: Charles Kasko, MaryAnn Kasko Lugiano, Mary Beth Duffy Tomko and Brian Kinney. Third row: David Scott, Jim Pall, Earl Cunningham and Bill McIntosh. Lisa Halliday and Carlene McCaffery are also on the planning committee.

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Class of 1951 will meet for a luncheon 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Costello’s, Gateway Shopping Center, 67 S. Wyoming Ave., Edwardsville. All classmates, spouses and friends are invited. For reservations call Gill at 824-9425 or Marilyn at 288-3102.

Plains Memorial and Sacred Heart High School Classes of 1961 will hold a monthly get together

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St. Ann’s Academy Alumnae Association will meet 12:30 p.m. April 14 at the Best Western East Mountain Inn. Final plans for the spring luncheon in May will be discussed.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE NOTICE OF U.S. MARSHAL’S SALE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs. MICHAEL B. EDWARDS Civil #11-CV-1519 Public notice is hereby given, that by virtue of an Order dated January 09, 2012, issued out of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on a judgment rendered in Court on January 09, 2012, in the amount of $143,451.50 plus interest from November 04, 2010 in favor of The United States of America and against MICHAEL B. EDWARDS, the following described real estate, located at 169 West Mount Airy Road Shavertown, PA 18708, shall be offered for sale. To obtain a complete legal description please contact Jillian Hill at 215-825-6305. PROPERTY LOCATION: 169 West Mount Airy Road, Shavertown, PA 18708, Parcel/Folio # E8S5-008-001. The above-mentioned properties offered up for sale on April 05, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the steps located at the South Main Street Entrance of the Max Rosenn US Courthouse, which is located at 197 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder by the U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. And I will, accordingly offer the real estate for sale to the highest and best bidder, for cashier's check or teller's check. The following terms of sale apply to all of the above listed properties. Terms of Sale: Ten percent (10%) of the highest sum bid must be deposited by the highest bidder in cashier's check or certified check with the Marshal immediately. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid in cashier's check or certified check within thirty (30) days after Marshal’s Sale Otherwise, the purchaser will forfeit their deposit and the Marshal may settle with a second bidder who has made the required deposit at the Marshal's Sale and thereby registered their willingness to take the property at the highest price bid, provided such second bidder deposits the balance of the purchase price within 10 days after notice from the Marshal of the first bidder's default. If no second bid be registered, the property may be sold again at the risk of the defaulting bidder, and in case of any deficiency in such resale, the defaulting bidder shall make good the same to the person injured thereby and the deposit shall be forfeited and distributed with the other funds created by the sale. Bidder must have proceeds immediately available and on his person in order to bid, bidder will not be permitted to leave the sale and return with proceeds. The successful bidder takes the real estate subject to, and shall pay all taxes, water rents, sewer charges, municipal claims, and other charges and liens not divested by the sale and must also pay all state and local realty transfer taxes or stamps, to the extent the fund created by the sale is insufficient to pay such transfer taxes. Distribution of Proceeds: A Schedule of Proposed Distribution of the proceeds of sale will be filed with the Marshal within ten (10) days of confirmation by Court Order of the sale. No Schedule of Distribution will be filed if the property is sold to the Plaintiff for costs only. The Marshal shall distribute the proceeds of sale in accordance with the proposed Schedule of Distribution unless written exceptions are filed with the Marshal not later than ten (10) days after the filing of the proposed schedule. For information concerning the amount that Plaintiff intends to bid, for information regarding the status if this sale, the exact location of the sale in the courthouse, or for other information you may contact: Daniel Varland at Daniel.Varland@ stl.usda.gov, or Jillian Hill at 215-825-6305 or JHill@kmllawgroup.com. For a complete list of all properties offered for sale by the Department of Agriculture go to: http://www.resales.usda.gov/ The sale may be postponed in accordance with Pa. R.C.P. 3129.1 et seq. for up to 100 days. Please contact Daniel Varland or Jillian Hill, Paralegal, with KML Law Group, P.C., at the above phone numbers prior to the scheduled sale date to confirm that the sale will proceed. Dated March 5, 2012. Martin Pane, United States Marshal, Middle District of Pennsylvania.


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AUDI `05 A4 1.8T

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AUDI `96 QUATTRO

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08 ESCAPE 4X4 $12,495 09Journey SE $12,495 07Spectra EX $9,495 10 FUSION SEL $13,995 07 FOCUS SE $8,495 05Stratus SXT $6,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

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CHEVY TRAILBLZAER LS, SILVER, 4X4 FORD EXPLORTER LTD black/tan

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sport silver, grey leather, 3x4 sunroof 00 CHEVY SILVERADO XCAB, 2WD truck, burgundy 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT black & brown, brown leather 4x4 99 ISUZI VEHIACROSS black, auto, 2 door AWD 96 CHEVY BLAZER, black 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK

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BMW ‘98 740 IL White with beige

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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

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

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HYUNDAI ‘07 SANTE FE

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CHEVY 08 IMPALA LTZ

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CHRYSLER ‘04 SEBRING CONVERTIBLE

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HONDA `07 ACCORD SPECIAL EDITION

4 cylinder, low mileage, fully equipped, excellent condition. $13,250 570-654-8371

HONDA ‘01 CIVIC

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SPRING STREET AUTO 570-825-3313

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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 LIBERTY LIMITED Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,199 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 AutomatiC 24k Factory Warranty! $11,399 ‘08 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Touring 6 cyl only 32k $12,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed AWD. Factory warranty. $12,499 ‘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

HONDA ‘02 CIVIC EX

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

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HONDA ‘05 CIVIC Sedan, red exterior,

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SPRING STREET AUTO 570-825-3313

HONDA ‘08 ACCORD

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JAGUAR `00 S TYPE

TOYOTA ‘09 COROLLA S

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

JAGUAR `02 S-TYPE One owner, like new, well maintained & inspected. 77,000 miles. $6,500 570-313-9967

LEXUS `01 ES 300 80,000 miles,

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

WANTED!

ALL JUNK CARS! CA$H PAID MERCEDES ‘99 BENZ S320exterior, Silver 570-825-3313

MERCURY `05 SABLE LS PREMIUM Moon roof, alloys, all power, 24 valve V6. Original owner, perfectly maintained, needs nothing 49,200 miles. $9,995 570-474-6205

NISSAN `05 SENTRA SE/R 2.5L 4cylinder.

Black. Moonroof. Remote Start. Runs excellent. 102K. Well maintained. $5,900. Negotiable. 570-457-5838

PONTIAC `02 FIREBIRD 42,000 miles,

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

PORSCHE `85 944

Coupe. Low mileage, 110,000 miles, 5 speed, performance chip, extra exhaust system, abs, a/c, power accessories, Radio/CD changer, leather interior, rear defroster, tinted windows, custom wheels, $5,750. (570) 817-1803

SUBARU FORESTER’S

BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!!

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288-8995

train. New professional paint job. Good looking. Runs strong. $5,300 570-283-8235

HYUNDAI ‘04 ELANTRA 7 Black exterior, automatic , 4-door, power doors, windows, mirrors R-title $4,500

SPRING STREET AUTO 570-825-3313

to choose From

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

FREE PICKUP

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

VOLKSWAGEN ‘04 TOUREG 95k, V-8 , HID Headlights, 1 owner never in accident, loaded super clean, $13,999.

SPRING STREET AUTO 570-825-3313

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

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

CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE

to choose From

starting at $12,400 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

421

Boats & Marinas

SEA NYMPH ‘91 17’ Deep V, 40 HPH

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

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

439

Motorcycles

BMW ‘07 K1200 GT

Low mileage. Many extras. Clean. $9,000 (570) 646-2645

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘01 Electra Glide, Ultra Classic, many chrome accessories, 13k miles, Metallic Emerald Green. Garage kept, like new condition. Includes Harley cover. $12,900 570-718-6769 570-709-4937

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2004 FLSTF FAT BOY Original owner - only

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

9,500 miles! Excellent condition. Never dumped or abused. Stage one carb kit installed along with exhaust and air filter. Sissy bar. 2 full face helmets included. Lots of chrome. $9,999 or best offer. Call 570-332-2285

DESOTO CUSTOM ‘49 4 DOOR SEDAN

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH.

$49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD

All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

MERCEDES ‘29

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

FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

HEAVY DUMPTRUCKS

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

SPRING STREET AUTO

CARS,

EQUIPMENT

Auto. 4 Cylinder. $12,880

loaded r-title. $6,999.99

WANTED

DODGE `00 DURANGO SPORT 4.7 V8, 4WD, 3rd

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

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

GLS, 1 Owner, only 11k miles $18,800

Wanted: ALL JUNK

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

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

570-301-3602

TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

row seat, runs good, needs body work $1900. 570-902-5623

AWD, auto, alloys $15,950

& seats, cruise control. Recent inspection. Asking $1,000. Call 570-604-9325

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

CHEVROLET `99 `91 MUSTANG Fastback. 5.0 MONTE CARLO GTFORD Z34, V6, white, all Auto. Rebuilt drive-

power with power sunroof. CD player, cloth interior. High mileage. $1,500. 570-332-8909

412 Autos for Sale

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

CHEVROLET `08 IMPALA Excellent condition, new tires, 4 door, all power, 34,000 miles. $11,999. 570-836-1673

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

421

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. $5,900.

Call Chuck at 570-466-2819

SILVERCRAFT Heavy duty 14’ aluminum boat with trailer, great shape. $1,500. 570-822-8704 or cell 570-498-5327

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

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

HONDA ‘84 XL200R 8,000 original miles,

excellent condition. $1,000. 570-379-3713

POLARIS ‘00 VICTORY CRUISER 14,000 miles,

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

SUZUKI ‘02 INTRUDER VS 800 CRUISER

Mileage 6,300 $3000 388-2278

439

Motorcycles

451

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

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

BUICK ‘04

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

CHEVROLET `04 COLORADO Z71

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

DODGE `01 RAM

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

CHEVY ‘10 EQUINOX LT

Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $17,575

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

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

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

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

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

CHEVY ‘04 MONTE CARLO Silver with Black

Leather, Sunroof, Very Sharp! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

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

CHEVROLET `99 TAHOE 151,000 miles, 4

door, towing package. CD player, good condition. $2,600. Call 570-636-2523 after 4:00 p.m.

CHEVROLET ‘02 BLAZERexterior, Maroon

4wd , looks & runs great, 58k r-title. $4,500.

SPRING STREET AUTO 570-825-3313

CHEVROLET ‘05 TRAILBLAZERexterior, EXT LS White

entertainment package, front & rear heat & A/C 119k RTitle $8,999.99.

SPRING STREET AUTO

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

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

CHRYSLER ‘02 TOWN & COUNTRY V6. Like new!

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

FORD `95 F150

Regular cab with cap, only 90,000 miles. One owner, runs great. $3,000 570-735-2243

FREE CONSULT

Guaranteed Low Fees Payment Plan! Colleen Metroka 570-592-4796 Atty. Mike Anthony Vehicle Accidents D.U.I., Bankruptcy Reasonable Fees 825-1940 W-B Bankruptcy $595 Guaranteed Low Fees www.BkyLaw.net Atty Kurlancheek 825-5252 W-B DIVORCE No Fault $295 divorce295.com Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B

FORD `10 F150 BLACK KING RANCH

4X4 LARIAT 145” WB STYLESIDE 5.4L V8 engine

Electronic 6 speed automatic. Brown leather “King Ranch” interior. Heat/cool front seats. Power moonroof, rear view camera, 18” aluminum wheels, tow package, navigation system. 23,000 miles. Asking $33,000 Call Jeff @ 570-829-7172

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

FORD ‘02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

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

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

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

GMC `05 SAVANA

1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Price reduced $10,250. Call 570-474-6028

AUTO SERVICE

570-825-3313

CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER

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

DIRECTORY

FORD `94 F150 High top conversion

van, burgundy, very well maintained. Gently driven, nice condition. $2,200. 570-829-6417

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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. $2,300 570-499-5431

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NEW ALL NEW FORD FOCUS

Remote Keyless Entry, Pwr. Door Locks, Air, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, Side Impact Air Bags, CD, Message Center, MyKey

FORD FIESTA SE

Auto., Air, CD, Pwr. Mirrors, Advanced Trac with Electronic Stability Control, Cruise, PDL, Side Curtains, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, 15” Alum. Wheels, Tilt Wheel

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FORD REBATE................500 OFF LEASE REBATE........500 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP......70 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP......76

FORD REBATE...............1,500 OFF LEASE REBATE...........500 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.....891

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 3/31/12.

ALL NEW FORD FOCUS SE

Auto., CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, PL, PW, 16” Steel Wheels, Tilt Wheel, Instrument Cluster, Message Center, Keyless Entry, AC, Pwr. Side Mirrors, Fog Lamps, MyKey

ALL NEW FORD FOCUS SEL

SEL, Auto., CD, Anti-Theft Sys., AC, Side Curtain Air Bags, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, Instrument Cluster, Message Center, PW, PL, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Pwr. Side Mirrors, Fog Lamps, MyKey, Convenience Pkg., Perimeter Alarm, SYNC

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24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 3/31/12.

FORD REBATE.............2,000 OFF LEASE REBATE........500 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP. . .391

FORD REBATE.............2,000 OFF LEASE REBATE........500 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP. . .486

Auto., CD, Alum. Wheels, Tilt Wheel, PW, PL, Safety Pkg., 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Anti-Theft Sys., Sirius Satellite Radio, Side Impact Air Bags, Keyless Entry, Message Center, Pwr. Seat,

FORD REBATE.............1,500 FORD BONUS REBATE.......500 FMCC REBATE................500 OFF LEASE REBATE.....1,250 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.....445 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.......871

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 3/31/12.

CD, Alum Wheels, Tilt, PW, PDL, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Anti-Theft Sys., Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Message Center,

FORD REBATE..............1,500 FORD BONUS REBATE.......500 FMCC REBATE................500 OFF LEASE REBATE.....1,250 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP...1,445 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP. . . .1,231

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 3/31/12.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 3/31/12.

XLT, Safety Canopy, Side Impact Safety Pkg., Pwr. Driver’s Seat, Auto., PW, PDL, CD, Air, Fog Lamps, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, 16” Alum. Wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg.,

FORD REBATE.............2,000 FORD BONUS REBATE.......500 OFF LEASE REBATE.....1,250 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP......195 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP. . .786

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 3/31/12.

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

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B


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TOYOTA ‘09 TACOMA TRD 4 WD Extra Cab $22,500

2011 CHEVY AVEO LT

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2007 CHEVY EXPRESS

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#11640A ,V6 A utom atic,A /C ,PW ,PD L,Pow er H eated M irrors,C ruise C ontrol,FrontH eated Seats,Low M iles

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16 999* ,

2007 CHEVRO LET CO LO RADO EXTENDED CAB 4W D Z71 ONE O W N ER

#Z2661,4.3LV6 A utom atic,A /C ,FullFloor C overing, PW ,PD L,C loth Seats,O nStar,C ruise,O nly 49K M iles

$

17 900* ,

2004 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500 HD EXTEND ED CAB 4W D ONE

#Z2505A ,3.7LI5,A utom atic,D eep Tinted G lass,O ffRoad Pkg., Insta-Trac 4x4,PW ,PD L,A ir,C astA lum inum W heels,46K M iles

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17 999* ,

2011 D O DG E D AKO TA

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O N LY 14K M ILES

#12177A ,V8 A utom atic,A /C ,PW ,PD L,Running Boards, Tonneau C over,Bedliner,A lloy W heels,C D ,O nly 48K M iles

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#11908B,3.7LV6 A utom atic,A /C ,PW ,PD L,FrontBucket Seats,A M /FM /C D ,Fog Lam ps,A lloy W heels

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2010 H O NDA CRV EX-L SPO RT 4W D

2009 FO RD EDG E SEL AW D O N LY 26K M ILES

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RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT

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

#Z2663, 2.2LA uto., A /C , PW , PD L, O nStar, Traction C ontrol, C D , Luggage RoofRails

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NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

TOYOTA ‘08 4 RUNNER

DOUBLE CAB 4X4

Model #8339 Stock# 44502 (4.6L V8, Automatic) MSRP: $32,030 LOW PAYMENT!

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

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

NO DOWN PAYMENT!

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JEEP `08 LIBERTY SPORT 45,000 miles, good JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 cylinder 4 WD, air

NO DOWN PAYMENT!

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condition, automatic. $13,500 570-675-2620

Model #4432 Stock# 44451 MSRP: $25,010

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HONDA ‘09 CRV LX

2012 CAMRY L

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2004 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 REG CAB 2W D

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A+E GROUP

Has the following positions available:

ARCHITECT Registered archi-

506 Administrative/ Clerical

ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING

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PART TIME MEDICAL BILLING Experienced med-

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508

Beauty/ Cosmetology

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570-956-8937

HAIR STYLIST OR NAIL TECH Experienced with clientele. 570-474-7208 leave message

509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTER Experienced Full-time position Please fax resume to 570-718-0661 or e-mail to employment@ ruckno.com

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509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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CIVIL ENGINEER

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

LANDSCAPE PERSONNEL Hydroseed and

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542

Logistics/ Transportation

CDL CLASS A TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED Local trucking

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509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

542

Logistics/ Transportation

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!

TRUCK DRIVER Full Time

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

TRUCK DRIVER

Sign on bonus for experienced drivers working in the gas & oil industry Located in Tunkhannock we are seeking experienced drivers who have a clean MVR and excellent safety record. Call 570-298-0924

TRUCK DRIVER

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: •Must have valid CDL license •Drives tractor with capacity of more than 3 tons to transport and deliver cargo •Maintains contact with base to receive dispatch instructions •Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations •Keeps record of products transported and obtains customer signature or collects payment for goods delivered and delivery charges •Secures cargo for transport and operates equipment on vehicle to load, unload, or disperse cargo •Loads and unloads truck manually •Cleans vehicle •Reports any problems or repairs that need to be addressed COMPETITIVE BENEFIT PACKAGE

is now hiring – PA Blasters/Shooters Required: Valid PA Blaster’s License OR 1. 21 years of age 2. 1 year blasting experience (general experience working with explosives) AND 3. Ability to pass the Notice of Clearance by successfully completing the US Dept. of Justice Employee Possessor Questionnaire (felony criminal background check) Please email resume to US.landjobs@cggveritas.com, or apply online and view job description at www.cggveritas.com/careers (Keyword: shooter) or call 832-351-8904 or 403-819-6136.

522

Education/ Training

522

Education/ Training

All qualified individuals are asked to forward their resumes to: Medico Industries, Inc., Attn: Human Resources 1500 Highway 315 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. EOE.

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WANTED School Bus Driver For PM sport runs. Experienced. Call 570-655-3737 or 570-654-3681

548 Medical/Health MD Office seeking

Exciting opportunity supporting an Autism and behavioral program in Northeastern PA!

Education Director Master Degree in Special Education or related field preferred. Leadership skills, administrative experience and creativity a must! Please send or e-mail your resume and educational background to:

c/o The Times Leader Box 3055 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

LPN/RN for part time work,

16-20 per week. OB experience preferred but not required. Email resume to: ccharney@epix.net

MEDICAL BILLER

For Urology Office. Send resume to Audra Yanchuck 1155 Route 315 Wilkes-Barre, 18702

Medical Front Office Billing Receptionist Full time for

Kingston doctor’s office. Experience required. Reply to: The Times Leader Box 3050 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012 PAGE 7D 548 Medical/Health

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT Medical office expe-

rience necessary. 20 hours per week. Resume with references to: c/o Times Leader Box 3060 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

PITTSTON HEAVENLY MANOR

Needs experienced Med Techs and Aides. Apply 9am-2pm. 51 Main Street, Pittston.

Part time

Radiology Technician X-ray tech with C-

arm experience is needed 1 day a week in our Edwardsville location. Responsibilities include assisting the clinician while operating the C-arm during pain management procedures, ordering stock and monitoring supply level. Prior pain management experience a plus. Please send resumes to TCC22@epix.net or mail to ACTIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT 420 Main Street Edwardsville, PA 18704

Part/Full Time

EMT’s, Paramedics, Van Drivers, Dispatchers

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Production/ Operations

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A well-established local manufacturer is looking for full time experienced Loom Fixer for 2nd shift. A comprehensive benefit package, which includes 401K. Applications can be obtained at: American Silk Mills 75 Stark Street Plains, PA 18705

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Full or Part Time MACHINE OPERATOR Benefits for full time. Send resume or apply in person, Monday-Friday 8:30a - 6pm, Saturday 9a-1:30pm to: Luzerne Optical 180 N. WilkesBarre Blvd. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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Looking for a full time Weaver for 2nd shift (2:00 PM – 10:00 PM). Will train the right individual. Benefit package available. Must have valid driver’s license. Applications can be obtained at: American Silk Mills 75 Stark Street Plains, PA 18705

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566

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

TSR

Agents No Cold Calling! Write your own Paycheck!! Part-time hours for full-time income and benefits. $12.00/hour

+ unlimited

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706

Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

COOKBOOKS 3 boxes 25-30 books. $20 per box. 570-287-1436

708

Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUES 3 piece Mahogany stack bookcase with drawer, 6ft x 20” hand carved Hitler made of pine, Dersuhrer carved on bottom signed by carver Gallagher. Needs some repair. Tiffany style lamps with stained glass shades, caramel in color. 1912 Gustave Stickley rocking chair with new rush seat, tag on bottom. Jewelry armoire, (4) 1912 chairs, original paint with newly rushed seats. 12 OldPA metal hunting licenses, 1927 & up. Two Oak bow china closets, one very ornate. Lots of smalls. 134 Route 11 Larksville, PA 570-283-3987 570-328-3428

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FIRE YOUR BOSS!!!! “WORK FOR YOURSELF” INVEST IN YOURSELF WITH JAN – PRO

*Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income *Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs *Veterans Financing Program * Accounts available through 0ut Wilkes-Barre & Scranton

570-824-5774

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$ ANTIQUES BUYING $

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

TURN KEY OPERATION

Located at Wyoming Valley Mall must sell. $125,000 negotiable. Ask for Rob 570-693-3323

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706

Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

BUNNY Granny dressed on a rocker 14” h $8. ANGELS dressed, on a bench 13” h $10. BUNNIES Porcelain, dressed on white wicker bench 16” each $15 BASKET wicker, standing with silk florals for spring, fall & winter $15 BUNNIES Avon, porcelain faces & floppy bodies, 4 adult & 2 children on double wooden bench. $85. 570-287-4994

COAT

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

732

Exercise Equipment

738

Floor Care Equipment

FLOOR STEAMER Euroflex, sanitizer, new in box $55 570-740-1392

744

Furniture & Accessories

BEDROOM SET 3 piece queen size bed complete. Good condition. Asking $500 obo. Call 570-654-2111 BEDROOM SUITE. Beautiful 3 piece birch queen size. Unusual modern design boasts headboard with two large cabinets, integrated night stands with pull out shelves, large mirror & large 8 drawer dresser with mirror. A must see at $700. 570-814-4835 CHAISE LOUNGE CHAIR, oatmeal micro, suede, excellent condition. $325. 570.240.3552

COIN .999 silver coin with henry rifle, buffalo & frontiersman on front. some gun info on back. $35. 570-262-0708, OR 570-823-1738

DINING ROOM SET by Thomasville. 6 chairs, table, 2 leafs, custom table pad. Good condition asking $850. 570-592-8218

TRUCKS, Hess, boxed 1990-2011, 21 pieces, $425. D. Earnhardt, Jr., Daytona Win, Boxed, $275., Pixar Cars, 2nd series, 25 cars & rack, $140, Mag Wheel Clock, $45, Beanie Babies, 75 piece bag, $225. 570-654-7752

FURNISH FOR LESS

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

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

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

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

STOVE - MAYTAG

30” white, electric, coil top, 2 years old, like new $250. obo. DISHWASHER 24” white, 2 years old $150. obo. RANGE HOOD Braun, white $50. obo. 570-574-3899

712

Baby Items

CRIB BED SETS (2). 1 set has nautical pattern for boy, other set has zoo pattern for girl or boy. Each set includes comforter, bed skirt, bumper, valances, diaper bag & mobile. Each set is 570-762-6322 SWING Graco, with music & comfy cove seat. $35 740-1392

720

Cemetery Plots/Lots

CEMETARY PLOTS 4 Plots at Saint Mary’s Polish Cemetary in Plymouth, PA. 570-368-2272

726

* 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 HUTCH solid oak, Mission style, lighted, glass doors & shelves. Excellent condition. $350 obo. 570-902-9274 KITCHEN SET table, 4 chairs, good condition $50. 570-821-5916

MATTRESS SALE

We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $139 Full sets: $159 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 Mattress Set, BRAND NEW, Queen P-Top $150. Can Deliver 570-280-9628 PATIO FURNITURE Wood, great condition. 60” round table & bench $30. 2 arm chair with cushions $12. 1 side table $5. chaise lounge with cushion $15. Matching umbrella with stand $15. call after 6 pm. 570-474-5905 RECLINER burgundy leather $5. 570-287-2517

Line up a place to live in classified! 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

TABLE light oak, plus 6 cushioned chairs. Made in America, excellent condition $850 SOFA Broyhill, floral, new condition. no stains/odors. $175 570-740-1392 TABLE. Kitchen and 4 chairs, serving cabinet. Table 48x12, leaf. Medium oak, excellent condition. $225 570-696-4494

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets DALLAS

Building Materials

BATHROOM matching sink set Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror & medicine cabinet $80. 570-331-8183

Clothing

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING: Boys - Newborn to 7, Girls Newborn to 7-8. Very good condition, call for details 570-466-6499

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

1360 Old Rte 115 Sat & Sun 9am-5pm 1/2 mile from Penn State WilkesBarre Campus. Luggage, clothing, glassware, TV, furniture, mower & more! Everything must go!! DALLAS

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

WILKES-BARRE

EXETER

250 PEPE COURT Jupiter Moon Studios March 29th, 11am - 3pm March 30th & 31st 9am - 2pm (Wyoming Avenue to Lincoln, left on Memorial, right on Pepe Court) Estate items added weekly. Household, home decor, jewelry & vintage.

EXETER

271 Harland Street Sat., March 31st 8 am-2 pm Four Family Garage Sale. Baby & women’s clothes, shoes, desk, exercise machine. You name it, we have it!

EXETER

EASTER EGG GRAB 1950 Wyoming Ave.

Surprise the Kids & Hop on Down to the Warehouse Market behind Kurlancheek Furniture & across from Sabatini’s Pizza. Every child gets to grab one prize-filled Easter Egg & a chance to win a $30 Toys R Us Gift Card. Parents, the Easter Bunny didn’t forget you! Win prizes from pizza to movie tickets! Don’t forget to treat yourself to a Chocolate Panana, & wash it down with a Candy Apple Cider. The Pananaman is open Sundays 9 to 4, and the Easter Egg Grab is from 2 to 2:30. Egg supplies are limited so get here early. Visit us at www.pananaman com to see a list of prizes.

Roper Refrigerator (white) * Amana Refrigerator * 36” Toshiba TV with Custom Made Stand * Sony TV KV20 & Wall Stand * RCA TV * Sony CDP-CX200 Disc Changer * Toshiba VCR M784 *Cassette Player *Sony DVD/VCR Combo * Harmon Prologic Receiver 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver * Sony Receiver * JBC Sub Woofer * Custom Bookcase, Frank’s Mfg. * Dinnette Set with Baker’s Rack. 570-655-0266.

MOUNTAINTOP 615 Pin Oak Drive Sat., March 31st 8am-1pm Furniture, children’s & baby items, Vera Bradley totes & accessories, home decor, jogging stroller, lamps, decorative lawn items & patio furniture.

NANTICOKE

443 Old Newport St Saturday, March 31 8am - 1pm Garage/Estate Sale. Lots of Women’s, boy’s & girl’s clothing. Collectibles. Furniture. Tools. Too much to list - everything must go!

PARSONS

20 Riverside Drive Sat., March 31st 7am-3pm Housewares, furniture, Holiday decorations, vintage items including old books and records.

WILKES-BARRE

252 S. Sheridan St. March 30th & 31st 8-3 both days. Gigantic yard sale. Furniture, household items, antiques, tools & more. Off Empire St., Mayflower Section

WILKES-BARRE

63 Conwell St. (off Old River Rd.) Sat. March 31 8:00am-3pm. Contents of lovely home. Living room, sofas, wingback chairs, tables, Curio cabinets, secretary desk, lamps, art, Cut crystal, china, glassware, collectibles, Sideboards, mini bar, apt. kitchen set, Electric stove, washer, hospital bed, holiday, King size brass bed, mahogany bedroom furniture, Blanket chest, entertainment center, tvs, Full side bed, linens, toys, Mink coat, xxl woman’s clothing. Too much to list, all priced to sell!

WILKES-BARRE 97 Kado Street Sat., March 30th 8am-2pm Two bedroom suites, living & dining room furniture, contents of entire house. PLAINS

96 Wyoming St. Sat., 8am-12pm Tools, ladders, tobacco cards, baseball cards, coins, banks, pictures, knick-knacks, bottles, Easter Stuff & much more!

WILKES-BARRE FRANKLIN TWP. BASEMENT SALE 705 Coon Road Around the back Sat., March 31st, 9 am - 1 pm LET’S MAKE A DEAL!

77 Helen Street Sat., 3/31 9-1 Living room furniture, dishes, glasses, old sewing machines, numerous tools, 2 table saws.

WEST PITTSTON

HUDSON, PA

93 NEW STREET SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 8AM-4PM DIRECTIONS: HUDSON RD TO HUDSON GARDENS Entire Contents Of Home including retro kitchen set, 1920's bedroom set, nice cedar chest, antique oak dresser, mahogany dressers, antique oak wardrobe, antique floor model radio, over 4ft. tall Jesus figure from a church, kneeler, religious prints, primitive benches, glassware, records, benesch cast iron coal stove, garage items & much more! CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED! SALE BY COOK & COOK ESTATE LIQUIDATORS WWW.COOKANDCOOKESTATELIQUIDATORS.COM

KINGSTON

261 Pringle Street March 31st, 9-3 Kitchen set, massage table, sewing machine, household, jewelry, CDs, records, etc.

SALVATION ARMY INDOOR FLEA MARKET 17 S. Penna. Ave APRIL 14TH 8AM TO 2PM

INDOOR YARD SALE

INDOOR 51 Birch Street Elmcrest Saturday March 31st 8am-2pm Priced to sell household items, furniture, power tools, tree stands, clothes, books, & much more

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

JENKINS TOWNSHIP

WEIDDER 2 person exercise, must disassemble. $125 TREADMILL spacesaver, $50. 570-825-0283

COUCH/LOVESEAT Burgundy velvet, like new. $250 CHAIR green velvet, $50. 822-5460

716

700 MERCHANDISE

Clothing

CAMERA Polaroid, Kodak, collectors item, 1960’s $40. 570-740-1392

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 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

726

605 4th Street Thurs, Fri. & Sat. March 29, 30 & 31 9am - 5pm Between Atlantic & Philadelphia Aves. Collectible dolls, toys, everything & anything. Cash only please!

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WEST WYOMING FLEA MARKET 6th Street

OPEN YEAR ROUND SPACE AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT ACRES OF PARKING

OUTSIDE SPACES - $10 Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 8am-4pm

Over 40 Vendor Tables Food Concessions, Bake Sale, & Silent Auction. 570-824-8741

WYOMING

SPRING FAIR

Saturday, March 31 10am To 4pm Wyoming United Methodist Church 376 Wyoming Ave. Ave. Enjoy over 20 Crafters and Vendors. Raffle, Prizes/Cafeteria will be open.

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

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

750

Jewelry

JACK IS PAYING TOP DOLLAR !!!!! for gold and silver, diamonds, platinum, watches. Also buying scrap jewelry. Cash on the spot!!!!! We make house calls. 328-3428, 855-7197 or visit us 134 Route 11 Larksville, Pa


THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

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

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

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

551

Other

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Other

754

TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com

Machinery & Equipment

CANNON Uni-Troll Downriggers (2) &nbsp; like new condition, used 2 seasons & nbsp; 8 lb balls included. No bases $275. 570-262-0716

756

Medical Equipment

LIFT CHAIR Golden electric in forest green, very good condition $95. ADULT DIAPERS 6 packs, 3 large & 3 medium. $5 each or $20 for all. 570-287-1436 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Walker, seated, great condition, $200. negotiable. Cane: $30; Foot Spa $20. Call 570-735-2867

551

Other

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

Warrior Run

$700 Monthly Profit + Tips 133 daily / 151 Sunday

Allenberry Drive, Front Street, South Main Street, Orchard Street, Somerset Drive

Exeter

$430 Monthly Profit + Tips

90 daily / 98 Sunday / 66 Sunday Dispatch Donnas Way, Aster Court, Buttercup Court, Slocum Avenue, Fairway DRive

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

570-829-7107

756

Medical Equipment

Pride Mobility

Recliner / Lift Chair. Excellent condition. $400 firm. Call 570-696-2208 between 9am-8pm

SCOOTER: LIKE NEW. Indoor - Outdoor.

$800. Neg. HOSPITAL BED: Electric. Like new. $400. Negotiable. Call 570-735-2867 WHEELCHAIR & thick cushion $30. 570-287-1436

758 Miscellaneous WANTED ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS

HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

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

COLORING BOOKS. Large 17” x 22”. “The Triumph of Christ”, 26 for $3.25 each, or $50 or best offer for all. 570-693-1918

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Fixed Operations Manager/Service Director Expanding automotive dealership is seeking an experienced

Fixed Operations/ Service Director. Applicants must

be experienced with all/any related programs & processes. Must be a team player.

Salary, 401k Plan and Benefits. Submit your resume in confidence to:

Box 3040 c/o Times Leader 15 North Main Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

DINNERWARE service for 6, white & yellow with floral design. $20. SPOONS collector, 18 different ones, must take all. $35. 570-696-1927

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130 DISHES: Phaltzcraft Yorktown pattern Service for 16 plus creamer & sugar, butter dish, salt & pepper. May be split. $60. for all. Call 570-868-3866 DOG KENNEL 8 x 12. Also canopy roof. Must be disassembled. $250. 570-735-8521. FLOOR LAMP For seasonal affected disorder. Use to supplement light during dark winter hours. Used 2 hours. Like new. Originally $129, sell for $30. Call after 6pm. 474-5905. FOOD SLICER New Heavy Duty 10” Commercial Restaurant/Home 240W /110V electric meat deli food slicer $250. 562-1801

533

Installation/ Maintenance/

533

Installation/ Maintenance/

SHIPPING/RECEIVING DEPARTMENT

Part Time and Full Time on First & Second Shift (Sunday-Thursday) We are seeking energetic individuals with distribution experience and a great work ethic for 1ST/2ND shift. We offer benefits and a competitive starting wage with potential for rapid increase based on performance. Interested individuals should apply in person at:

784 533

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

FOR EXPANDING GM DEALERSHIP

Seeking an experienced SERVICE MANAGER for busy expanding GM dealership. Applicant must be experienced with all GM related programs and processes. Must be Customer Service Oriented and a team player. • Salary • Benefits • 401k Plan

E.O.E. M/F/D/V

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

533

EXPERIENCED SERVICE MANAGER

Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. 100 Slocum Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 570-655-4514 Fax: (570) 655-8115

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Please send resume to Box 3035 c/o Times Leader, 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

All inquires confidential.

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIANS

468

Auto Parts

468

NEEDED

Valley Chevrolet Is Seeking Class A and B Technicians. GM Experience Preferred. ASE Is A Plus Inspection License & Own Tools Required We Offer: • Competitive Compensation Program (Potential earnings over $20/hour)

• Benefits • Uniforms

Apply in Person to Jerry Kruszka 8:30am - 4:30pm

VALLEY CHEVROLET SERVICE COMPLEX

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

DRIVE IN PRICES

Call for Details (570) 459-9901 Vehicles must be COMPLETE!! PLUS ENTER TO WIN $500 CASH!! DRAWING TO BE HELD LAST DAY OF EACH MONTH

221 Conyngham Avenue, Wilkes-Barre 566 Sales/Business Development

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www.wegotused.com 566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

PIPE. All size pipe and straight taps. Also drill bits. $1-$10 570-735-5290 SCAFFOLD. Rolling, folding. 8’ High 6’ long, 2’ wide. Excellent condition. $400 570-735-5290 TILLER Craftsman 5 H.P Front Tine. $150 570-735-5274

786 Toys & Games KID TRAX Girls, for 18+ months, 6 volt power system, Battery charger included. Brand new box, never opened. $80 570-328-4927

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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

ANTIQUE TOYS WANTED

Lead soldiers, tin wind-up, German, cast iron, large pressed steel trucks, Tootsie toy, Dinky. Larry - Mt. Top 474-9202 Carol is paying

TOP DOLLAR

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

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.

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

GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS Clothes, boat, motors, appliances. Call 570-606-8438 or 570-793-4351

DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

GAS TANKS LP propane 100 lbs full and spAce heaters $450. neg. 570-301-3801

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE

570-301-3602

CALL US! TO JUNK YOUR CAR

CA$H

ON THE

Tools

PAINT SPRAYER with gun extension, 2 extension ladders, drop cloths, 4’ ladder, lights, extension pole & more. Call for price 570-262-0708

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE Auto Parts INCLASSIFIED!

FREE AD POLICY

BEST PRICES IN THE AREA

PICKUP

288-8995 554

Production/ Operations

554

Production/ Operations

554

Production/ Operations

554

Production/ Operations

554

Production/ Operations

$POT,

Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

KITCHEN FOR SALE 10’ x 10’. Oak cabinets, island, countertops, all appliances, and hutch. $2,000 for all, OBO. Will separate. 570-868-8374 ROLLATOR Brand new seat with storage, hand brakes, never used. $75 570-824-5595 SEATS Set of tan leather 3rd row, for 2003 Escalade. Like New. Asking $600. Call 570-592-8218 TANNING BED Full size, like new, excellent condition $800. 332-4869 WHEELS Toyota Scion 16” steel 5 lug 4 total, brand new. $100. 570-287-1642

762

Musical Instruments

PIANO Roland, black, excellent condition, plays violin, xylophone, organ, etc. $500. 570-262-0979 PIANO Wurlitzer 42” console, French Provincial style, beautiful brown cherry finish, excellent condition, $350. 570-574-3750 PIANO, upright with bench in excellent condition, $600. 570.240.3552

766

Office Equipment

We currently offer this employment opportunity:

Packaging Shift Supervisor A Full Time Shift Supervisor for our Packaging Department is responsible for insertion and packaging of our print products with a primary goal of servicing our distribution operation. In this fast-paced environment, we strive to achieve superior deadline performance, high efficiency and good customer service through planning, organization, and staff development. The ideal candidate will have a high level of energy and enthusiasm. Some mechanical aptitude along with manufacturing process or inventory management experience is desirable. Good communication, problem solving, and computer skills are required. Must also have a sense of urgency and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented manufacturing environment. This is a night shift position that offers opportunity for career development and advancement. We are dedicated to safe practices in the workplace. We offer a salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and 401k. Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to:

COMPUTER DESK Oak. $50 OBO 570-825-0283 COMPUTER DESK with 3 drawers. Free. 696-4159

776 Sporting Goods

745351

548 Medical/Health

758 Miscellaneous AQUARIUM 90 gallon beautiful wood canopy & base, all glass, black frame. It is pre-drilled with the MegaFlow™ Overflow System. to connect to your wet dry filter. Also a 125 gallon All-Glass Aquarium brand in a black frame. The approximate size of the aquarium is 72” W x 18” D x 22” H. $350. Make an offer for either or both aquariums. Dallas. (W) 570-200-1340 (H) 570-675-5292

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GOLF CLUBS 1 set of ben Hogan golf irons, graphite shaft. BH model. Very good shape $50. 570-655-3512

Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.


TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com 796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

WANTED JEWELRY

815

Dogs

ROTTWEILER 1 year old. AKC

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012 PAGE 9D

906 Homes for Sale

AVOCA

(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. 28th: $1,676.00 Visit us at WilkesBarreGold.com Or email us at wilkesbarregold@ yahoo.com

800 PETS & ANIMALS Cats

CATS & KITTENS

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

YELLOW LABRADOR PUPPIES Adorable black &

yellow puppies ready to go on 03/31. Raised with kids and other pets. 8 weeks old. 570-351-4469 or 570-903-5032

845

Pet Supplies

DOG IGLOO dog house for larger size dog in good condition $20. 735 6638

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DOG KENNEL 10’lx6’wx6’h $175. neg. 570-301-3801 PET RAMP Indoor light weight, sturdy foam ramp, 2 multipositional sections, non slip surface, holds over 250lb. Great for arthritic pets. Paid $150. Asking $65. 570-578-0759

12 weeks & up. All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped

1215 South St. Spacious 4 bedroom home with in law suite with separate entrance. Large lot, large room sizes. Split system A/C in family room. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-963 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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AVOCA

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

AVOCA

VALLEY CAT RESCUE

900 Line up a place to live REAL ESTATE FOR SALE in classified! 824-4172, 9-9 only

Dogs

PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE Call 829-7130

143 Nevel Hollow Road Great country living in this 3 bedroom, 2 & 1/2 bath home with 1 car attached garage, large entertainment room lower level. Plus a 30'x30' detached garage with open 2nd floor ready to finish & mechanics pit in one stall. MLS 11-4124 $195,000 570-675-4400

Private & beautiful lovely brick chalet on 11.85 acres. Custom brick work, tongue & groove interior & oversized 3 car garage. Features whirlpool tub, heated sunroom, kitchen island & hickory cabinets, laundry room. Basement is plumbed & ready to finish. MLS# 12-817 $315,000 Call Ken Williams Five Mountain Realty 570-542-8800

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.

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. ASHLEY

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

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP

raised. 3 males left. First shots/ dewormed. Ready to Go! $400. 570-417-1192

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548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES Vet bred and

RN Supervisors

Now Hiring for 3-11 & 11-7 2-3 years nurse staff management experience preferably in LTC

LPNs

Part Time 7-3 & Per Diem 11-7

CNAs

Part Time 7-3, 3-11 & 11-7 1-2 years experience preferred, long term care experience is a plus Excellent Pay Rates & Great Benefits To apply or to learn about our endless career opportunities in nursing Call 877-339-6999 x1 Email Jobs@horizonhrs.com Or visit us and apply in person 395 Middle Road, Nanticoke

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DALLAS

20 Fox Hollow Drive Well maintained two story with fully finished lower level awaits its new family. 4-6 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 fireplaces. One year home warranty included. Wonderful neighborhood. $270,000 MLS #11-3504 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

DALLAS

906 Homes for Sale

DUPONT

244 Overbrook Rd. Great starter home - move-in condition 3 bedroom. All appliances included. Rear Deck with Mountain View. MLS 12-234 $109,000 570-675-4400

468

Auto Parts

BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $300 AND UP

$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN, DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!

NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

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

901 Main St. Stately 4 bedroom home with beautiful woodwork, extra large rooms with gas heat and nice yard. MLS 12-884 $79,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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DALLAS

Step out of your spacious lower level family room to your large fenced backyard with 2 tiered patio. This 3 bedroom country setting on over 1 acre of land also features 2 car detached garage with loft. $230,000 MLS 11-3657 Barbara Young Call 570-466-6940

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

Bright & spacious raised ranch on level lot in cul-desac. Tiled foyer. Living room with fireplace. Lovely oak kitchen opens to dining area with 4 skylights & beamed ceiling. French doors to deck. Large family room plus craft room. Huge garage w/plenty of space for workshop. MLS#12-606 $179,000 Call Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733 Smith Hourigan Group Mountain Top

AVOCA

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

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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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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

Practically new ranch home in beautiful St. John’s Estates. Just a few minutes from Rts. 80 & 81. This home features tile floors thruout the spacious living area. Green area behind the property and no building lots on one side makes for a beautiful country setting with the conveniences of public water & sewer. Spacious back yard with walk-in access to basement. 2 decks & a covered patio. MLS 12-162 $237,000 Chris Jones 570-696-6558

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DURYEA 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 $309,860 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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

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235 Pfouts Street Well cared for 1/2 double with gas heat, modern kitchen, 1st floor full bath & laundry area. Fenced yard, detached garage, front porch, back yard patio & newer roof. MLS 11-3436 REDUCED $42,000 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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

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

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

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530 Cherry Drive Spacious 2 bedroom townhome with hardwood floor, gas heat, central air, end unit with one garage. All appliances, move in condition. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 12-712 $169,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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CHEAPER THAN RENT! 38 Oak Street. Spacious 1/2 double block. Living room / dining room combo. 3 bedrooms on second floor, 3 on the third. 1 1/2 baths. lst. fl. laundry. 3 porches. Large yard with loads of parking. Aluminum siding. Concrete driveway. Many extras! MLS # 12-711. Conventional financing - ($3,125 dn., 4 1/4% int. , 30 yrs., $339 month). $62,500. Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

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

621 Donnelly St. Great starter home, already furnished, newer roof and vinyl windows. Move right into this 2 bedroom, 1/2 double home. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc. com MLS 12-1042 $34,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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

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

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

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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 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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1626 Halowich Rd. Country living at its finest! This 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath home features a spacious floor plan. Great room features a fireplace enclosed in PA Cultured Blue Stone w/waterfall on side. Red oak flooring and beams & a panoramic view of the mountainside. Kitchen has granite countertops and hickory cabinets, Satillio terra cotta flooring and sky windows. Much more. MLS 12-471 $315,000 Call Jay Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 HARVEYS LAKE

Nice country home with almost a full acre of land. 1 mile from Harveys Lake. Home offers some new windows, new copper piping and updated electric circuits. Come relax in the nice screen porch. MLS 12-476 $148,000 Call Tony 570-855-2424

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189 Rock St. Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and large rooms. Nice old woodwork, staircase, etc. Extra lot for parking off Kenley St. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3404 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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

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297 Susquehannock Drive Traditional 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, private yard with above ground pool. Large deck with retractable awning. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-945 $254,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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

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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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

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

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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

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.

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

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

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

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NANITCOKE A must see. Steel & concrete construction put together this exceptional 4 bedroom 5 bath home. Great location & fenced yard, property features maple hardwood floors, tile baths, cherry kitchen cabinets, unique bronze staircase, & much more. MLS#12-531 $319,900 Call Julio 570-239-6408 or Rhea 570-696-6677

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Beautiful well kept home in the heart of Kingston. Walk into your new beautiful foyer,leading into the charming living room with fireplace. Beautiful wood floors throughout,2 bonus finished rooms on the 3rd fl.Plenty of closets and ample storage throughout. Basement is finished and the yard fenced. MLS 12-249 $109,000 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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

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

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

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Cheerful, bright, surprisingly roomy ranch in a great neighborhood. Hardwood floors, brick fireplace with gas insert. 1st floor laundry, porch, patio, & workshop in basement. Many updates. Huge floored attic with walk in cedar closet. $164,900 MLS#12-899 Call Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733 Smith Hourigan Group Mountain Top

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

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

NEW LISTING! Woodhaven Estates You can just settle right into this impeccably maintained home located in the Crestwood School District. This 3-bedroom home offers numerous features you will be sure to love; covered rear deck, lower deck leading to the pool, ductless air, zoned heating system, detached heated 2 stall garage in addition to the built in garage. Lake access to enjoy a row boat ride or perhaps some fishing! Major intestates just minutes away. Take a look! MLS#12-872 $224,900 Jill Jones 696-6550

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

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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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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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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168 Mill St. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths. 7 rooms on nice lot with above ground pool. 1 car garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3894 $79,000 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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

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

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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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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

Johnson St. Great home, move in ready, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large yard with lots of outdoor living space. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, modern eat in kitchen. New gas furnace, roof and windows. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-328 $139,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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

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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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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

PLAINS

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

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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

PLAINS

Birchwood hills, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story family room with fireplace, finished basement, built in pool, $399,900 (570)824-2471 PLAINS TWP

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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

20 NITTANY LANE Vinyl sided 3 level townhouse with central air & vacuum, 4 baths, 3 bedrooms, 2 car garage. Deck & patio. A Must See! $195,900 MLS 12-927 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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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

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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SHAVERTOWN

Fixer upper on a deep large lot, close to everything. Home offers off street parking, 4 bedrooms, laundry room and 1 full bath. Brand new furnace installed last year. Great investment opportunity here don't pass it by this house has lots of potential. Seller says bring all offers. MLS 12-367 $30,000 Contact Tony, 570-855-2424 for more information or to schedule your showing.

PLYMOUTH

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

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PLYMOUTH

Roomy 2 bedroom single with eat-in kitchen, tile bath, gas heat & 2 car detached garage. Priced to sell at $34,900 MLS 11-2653 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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

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

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

SUGARLOAF

Beautiful setting in a fabulous location. Well maintained 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits on a full beautiful acre of land. 3 car garage with a breezeway, first fl master bedroom suite and a great porch to sit and relax on all while enjoying your new serene surroundings. MLS 12-392 $225,000 Call Tony 570-855-2424

SWEET VALLEY

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

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

SHAVERTOWN

12 Windy Drive New construction in the exclusive Slocum Estates. Stucco exterior. All the finest appointments: office or 5th bedroom, hardwood floors, crown moldings, 9' ceilings 1st & 2nd floor. Buy now select cabinetry & flooring. MLS #11-1987 $525,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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

SWEET VALLEY

Enjoy easy summer living in this adorable 2 bedroom cottage with lake rights located on North Lake. Motivated Seller. $68,900 Shari Philmeck ERA Brady Associates 570-836-3848

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SWOYERSVILLE 19 Bohac St.

2-3 bedroom. New bath with laundry 1st floor. Large living room. Finished lower level. Full walk up attic. Air conditioning. Nice yard, 1 car garage. Low taxes. Gas heat. A must see. $95,000 Call 570-760-1281 for appointment

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TUNKHANNOCK

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WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St

WILKES-BARRE Large, stately brick

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Historic Tunkhannock Borough. Affordable 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath family home with detached garage. All appliances and many furnishings included. $166,800. Shari Philmeck ERA Brady Associates 570-836-3848 W. NANTICOKE

53 Noyes Ave. Single family, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a double lot with finished family room in basement./ MLS 12-641 $119,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 SWOYERSVILLE

65 Perrin St. Nice vinyl sided starter home with 1 1/2 car garage and large yard. MLS 12-588 $74,500 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

SWOYERSVILLE

â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Listingâ&#x20AC;?! 3 bedrooms, 1 bath home on double lot. One car garage, two 3 season porches, security system & attic just insulated. $90,000. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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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

TAYLOR

Featured on WNEPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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 W. PITTSTON New Listing. Opportunity knocking. Stately 2 story, river front home located on Susquehanna Ave. New heat, new electrical, 1st floor studded, 2nd floor good condition. Call Donna Mantione 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! $89,900. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

438 Tripp St

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

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REDUCED 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 BBQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 $249,900 Call Michele Reap 570-905-2336

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

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4 bedroom home features a great yard with over 2 acres of property. Situated across from a playground. Needs some TLC but come take a look, you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss out. There is a pond at the far end of the property that is used by all surrounding neighbors. This is an estate and is being sold as is. No sellers property disclosure. Will entertain offers in order to settle estate. MLS 11-962 $64,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

115 Noble Lane 3 bedroom, 2 bath end unit townhome with finished lower level. Natural gas fireplace, 3 tiered deck, newer roof, cul de sac. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-1006 $68,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716

WILKES-BARRE

Come invest your time for a great return. Fixer Upper in a nice location, nice neighborhood out of the flood zone. Offers 4 bedrooms and a beautiful large lot. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out Call for your showing today. MLS 12-432 $29,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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

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1400 North Washington St Nice 2 story in need of some TLC with low taxes, near the casino. Roof is 5 years young. Newer water heater (installed '09), replacement windows throughout, 100 AMP electric, tiled bath, wall-towall carpeting entire 1st floor. $49,900. 11-4455. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

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

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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

WILKES-BARRE

NEW LISTING Nice double block, not in the flood area! 3 vehicle detached garage, off-street parking for 4 vehicles, front & rear porches, patio, fenced yard, nice & private. Home also has central air, #410 is updated & in very good condition, modern kitchen & bath. Kitchen has oak cabinets, stainless steel refrigerator, center aisle, half bath on 1st floor & 4th bedroom on 3rd floor. Both sides have hardwood floors on 2nd floor. MLS#12-737 $175,000 Louise Laine 283-9100 x20

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

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

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

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40 Solomon Street 4 bedroom, 1 bath, aluminum siding with awnings, driveway with carport, corner lot in quiet neighborhood, low taxes. $55,000. 570-824-7123 WILKES-BARRE

WEST PITTSTON

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

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

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

WILKES-BARRE

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

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44 Hillard St. Lovely 3 bedroom in move in condition. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, crown molding and lots of character and charm. Large closets and lots of storage space. New vinyl fence around back yard. New front porch. One stall garage has a new roof and is accessed via alley behind property. Water heater is new. MLS 12-510 $79,900 Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 46 Bradford Street

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OUT OF FLOOD ZONE Single, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Newer roof, windows & vinyl siding. Gas heat, off street parking with extra lot. One way street. A Must See! $69,900 Call 570-417-4884

527 S. Franklin St. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a large home with Victorian charm, come and see this 4 bedroom with many great features. Cedar closet in Master bedroom, enclosed 2nd floor sun porch, full bath and bedroom on 3rd floor. Beautiful woodwork, newer appliances and water heater. Additional fenced side yard offers may possibilities. MLS 11-2495 $125,000 Call Connie for a look EILEEN R. MELONE REAL ESTATE 570-821-7022

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77 Schuler St. Newly renovated with new windows, door flooring, etc. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goose Islandâ&#x20AC;? gem. Large home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, screened in porch overlooking fenced in yard, driveway, laminate floors throughout. Fresh paint, move in condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-845 $99,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

WILKES-BARRE

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! $108,000 Call CHRISTINE KUTZ for details 570-332-8832

WILKES-BARRE

Clean, nice double block at very attractive price. 750 square feet each side. 2 bedrooms per side. Separate utilities. Quick show. One side vacant. Only $39,900, but owner anxious to sell and is listening for reasonable offers. May be best 2 unit for the price around. Call today. 570-674-3120 day or night Marilyn K. Snyder Real Estate

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

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

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

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

Terrific family home with lots to offer. Large kitchen/dining area. Family room, rec room, enclosed porch with knotty pine & hot tub. Separate screened porch. All appliances stay. Lovely yard with many perennial plantings, a covered patio & 2 sheds. $117,900 MLS # 11-4234 Cal570-715-7733 Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733 Smith Hourigan Group Mountain Top

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

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

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single home. New roof, electric, windows & 2 car garage. Remodeled. 66 x 100 feet, fenced lot, $140,000. 570-693-2408 YATESVILLE PRICE REDUCED

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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155 Sharpe St. Nice duplex with separate electric and water. Off street parking in rear. Also listed as residential. See list #12-609 for additional photos. MLS 12-605 $79,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

100 Lincoln St. MULTI FAMILY 3 bedroom home with attached apartment and beauty shop. Apartment is rented. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-941 $82,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

341 Wyoming Ave. 3 story Victorian located in a high exposure area. Has all the lovely signature woodwork of a grand Victorian of yesteryear! Can be restored for use as a residential home or a landlord investment. Currently subdivided into multiple office spaces and 2 apartments. MLS 12-617 $190,000 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

33 Market St. Commercial/residential property featuring Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom, in good condition. Commercial opportunity for office in attached building. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3450 Reduced $149,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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NANTICOKE

4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 unit apartment buildings. Fully occupied. City license and occupancy permits issued. Very well maintained. Some have new windows, roofs, coinop washer/dryer. 570-736-3125 NANTICOKE

EDWARDSVILLE

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

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

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Income & Commercial Properties

PITTSTON

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

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DUPONT 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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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

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WYOMING PRICE REDUCED!

WEST WYOMING

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

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

912 Lots & Acreage BEAR CREEK

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

DALLAS

$129,900 SPECTACULAR WATER VIEW! 2 acres overlooking Huntsville Reservoir. Building site cleared but much of woodlands preserved. Perc & site prep done. 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

269 S. Washington Zoned C-1. 3 floors with 10 units; 8 apartments and 2 office spaces. Huge potential for student housing, offices or social group. MLS 12-615 $175,000 John Shelley 570-702-4162 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

57 Carey Ave. Good investment property. 4 apartments needing a little TLC. Two 1 bedroom apartments. One 2 bedroom and one 3 bedroom. Separate water and electric. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-1026 $79,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

WYOMING 14 West Sixth St.

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 Stauffer 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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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

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

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

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

WATERFRONT LAND LIQUIDATION!

March 31st! 7 acres – 400 ft Riverfront $69,900 Cooperstown, NY! Nice woods, gorgeous setting! $5,000 off for cash! Free kayak! Call now! (888) 793-7762 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com WILKES-BARRE PARTLY CLEARED VACANT LOTS: LOT #13 E. Thomas St. Approximately 0.57 acre MLS #11-2616 $32,000. LOT #18 E Thomas St., Approximately 0.73 acre. MLS #11-2615. $35,000 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

WYOMING

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

915 Manufactured Homes

EAST MOUNTAIN RIDGE

(Formerly Pocono Park) and San Souci Park. Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOneSales.net Call (570)250-2890

HUNLOCK CREEK Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in quiet country setting. $20,000. Financing available Call 717-439-7716

MOUNTAIN TOP Beautiful 2.66 Acre building lot/lake view. Public sewer & natural gas. Use any builder! Call Jim for private showing. $126,500.00 570-715-9323.

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

TRAILER PARK Double wide 24’ x 40’,3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, off-street parking, $26,000 Call 570-655-6740 MOUNTAINTOP 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, sunroom, a lot of new. Asking $30,000. Call leave message 570-406-7318

WHITE HAVEN

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

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WILKES-BARRE

WEST PITTSTON

134 Ann St. Nice duplex in a great neighborhood. Low maintenance. Investors: Money maker right from the start. Unit 2 is owner occupied, rent is projected. MLS 12-575 $119,000 David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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ŠShort or long term ŠExcellent Neighborhood ŠPrivate Tenant Parking Š$500 includes all utilities. No pets. 570-822-9697

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ASHLEY

2 & 3 bedrooms, reserved parking. Short block to bus stop. $650 & $700 rent includes heat/ water/sewer & trash. Application, references, background check, smoke free, pet free, lease + security. Call Terry 570-824-1022 ASHLEY Available Now 1st floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Washer dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. Water Included.$575 + utilities & security. No pets. TRADEMARK REALTY GROUP 570-954-1992 ASHLEY Available Now 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Washer dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. Water Included.$575 + utilities & security. No pets. TRADEMARK REALTY GROUP 570-954-1992

BEAR CREEK

Available April 1 New 3 room apartment. All utilities included except electric. No smoking & no pets. $650 + security and references. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 570-954-1200

CHASE

1ST FLOOR EFFICIENCY 1 bedroom, offstreet parking, no pets, $500/month, plus utilities. 570-696-5602 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

DURYEA

2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, stove, refrigerator, washer /dryer hookup, sewer/water included, electric heat. Convenient location. No pets $525/ month + security. Tenant screening required. 570-362-2766

EXETER

1 BEDROOM. $450. Newly remodeled, off street parking. 570-602-0758

EXETER

First floor, 1 bedroom. Freshly painted, washer/dryer hook-up. $425/ month + utilities. Security required. NO PETS. 570-477-6018 leave message.

EXETER TOWNHOUSE

Wildflower Village Like New! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, living room, large dining/kitchen area, patio. $690/mo + utilities. No Pets 570-696-4393

FORTY FORT

Coming Attractions America Realty Rentals

Available 30, 60 +/- days. Redone efficiency, 1 bedrooms, some with gas fireplaces, with appliances, laundry. Managed Services! $500 + utilities and up! MUST PROVIDE: EMPLOYMENT/ APPLICATION VERIFICATION/ NO PETS OR SMOKING. 2 YEAR LEASES.

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HANOVER TWP. 30 Garrahan St.

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR UNIVERSITIES 2nd floor, 2 bed-

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

Renovated 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. New carpeting and paint. Fridge & stove. Water Included. $600 + security & utilities. Call 570-240-6620 or 570-388-6503

GRACE LUXURY APARTMENTS Hughestown

Be the first to live in this colossal luxury apartment. Hardwood floors, massive tiled kitchen, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, large laundry room, and elevated ceilings. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Central air – gas heat. Storage room provided. Off street parking. Maintenance free living with clean grounds. No smoking – No pets. Utilities not included. $1,500 / month 570-760-7326

KINGSTON

2 bedroom. $685/ month. Includes gas heat. Security & references required No pets. Call 570-288-4200

KINGSTON bedroom. Newly

2 renovated. Oak floors. Gas stove. Refrigerator. Washer/dryer hookup. Bath with shower. 3 paddle fans. $575 plus gas, electric & water. No Pets. References required. Call 570-407-3991

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KINGSTON

2nd Floor. 2 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, balcony off newly renovated kitchen with refrigerator & stove, Pergo floors, central air, newly painted, offstreet parking, no pets. $600 per month plus utilities, & 1 month security deposit. 570-239-1010

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

Housing for

Extremely Low & Very Low Income

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

MOUNTAIN TOP

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

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

MOUNTAIN TOP

Centrally located 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartment. Basement washer / dryer hookup. Kitchen includes fridge, range and microwave. Offstreet parking, back yard. No pets. $500 + security & utilities. 570-474-0388 570-417-8751

NANTICOKE

1st floor 1 bedroom apartment with detached garage in a great location. Hardwood floors. Appliances included. Shared washer / dryer. Large yard. Landlord pays heat, water, WVSA & Garbage. Tenants responsible for electric, cable & phone. $800 + security & references. 570-371-3271

NANTICOKE

KINGSTON 3RD AVE

KINGSTON E. W alnut St.

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

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

KINGSTON

E.Light, WALNUT ST. 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

Nice, roomy 2 bedroom, new kitchen, clean. On 2nd floor. $495 plus utilities. Call for appointments. Day or night 570-674-3120 Marilyn K. Snyder Real Estate

LARKSVILLE

2 bedroom, 1 bath. $725. Double security. Brand New Hardwood & Tile Floors, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer Hook-Up. Must see to appreciate. BOVO Rentals Quality Affordable Housing

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NANTICOKE

NANTICOKE

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

NANTICOKE

Spacious 1 bedroom 1st floor. New carpeting, gas range and fridge included. Garage parking, no dogs. References and security required. $450/mo. Water, sewer, garbage fee incl. Tenant pays gas and electric 570-696-3596

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BEING REMODELED

NORTH WILKES-BARRE FIRST FLOOR EFFICIENCY / 1 BEDROOM, BRAND NEW FLOORING, CARPETING, MODERN/APPLIANCES, ELECTRIC/GAS FIREPLACE. APPLICATION/EMPLO YMENT VERIFICATION “being considered” NO PETS/SMOKING 2 YEARS @ $500+ UTILITIES. MANAGED!

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LUZERNE

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

LUZERNE

Ultra clean, safe and private. 1.5 bedrooms, 2nd floor. All appliances. Wall to wall. No pets. Non smoking. $465 + utilities, lease & security. Call 570-288-9735

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

PITTSTON

2 bedrooms. All appliances included. All utilities paid; electricity by tenant. Everything brand new. Off street parking. $700 + security & references. Call 570-969-9268

PITTSTON

2 or 3 bedroom, 1st floor, full kitchen. Heat included, no pets. $650 + 1 month security. Call 570-451-1038

PITTSTON

1st floor. 1 bedroom. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Off street parking. Fresh paint. NO PETS $525 + security 570-477-6018 leave message

Second floor spacious two bedroom apartment – dining room, parlor, updated kitchen appliances, and laundry room. $650/month, security, (pets additional $50/month). Call 570.262.7300

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PARSONS SECTION 46 Govier St. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, W/D hookup, fridge & stove. Off street parking water included. freshly painted $525/mo + utilities, lease & security No pets. 570-328-1875 PITTSTON 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. Includes heat, water, sewer, trash, fridge, range & washer/dryer hookup. $575 month plus $575 month security deposit. Call Bernie 888-244-2714 Rothstein Realtors 570-288-7594

3 bedroom. Living room, kitchen, 1 bath. Off street parking, on site laundry, enclosed porch, fenced yard. $695/mo + utilities. Security required. Call (570) 881-1747

PITTSTON

Completely remodeled, 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. $575/month includes water & sewer. 570-479-6722 PLAINS

MODERN 1ST FLOOR

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

PLAINS

Modern 1st floor. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, remodeled Kitchen with appliances. All new carpeting, Convenient location. Washer hook-up. No smoking. No pets. $550 plus utilities. 714-9234

SCRANTON

Green Ridge Area Modern, nice, clean. Fresh paint, new carpet. 3 bedrooms (1 small) living room, kitchen, bath, & laundry room. $575, includes sewer. No pets. 570-344-3608

SHAVERTOWN

2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, refrigerator, stove & microwave. washer/dryer, off-street parking, no pets, $750/month, utilities and wi-fi included. No smoking. Available May 1st. 570-905-6865

WEST PITTSTON

2nd floor, 5 rooms, wall-to-wall carpeting, window dressings, stove, refrigerator, & garbage disposal. Washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking. No pets, no smoking. $650/month + security. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-574-1143

WEST PITTSTON

Newly renovated, charming & spacious 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Off street parking. $760. Heat /hot water included. 570-881-0546 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

WEST WYOMING

425 West 8th Street New 1st floor 2 bedroom with off street parking, washer/ dryer hook up, stove included. No pets. $550/mo + security. Sewer & garbage included, other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458

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WEST WYOMING

Spacious 2nd floor, 6 room, 2 bedroom apartment, heat, water & sewer furnished, 1 bath, off-street parking, no pets, $600/ month + security & references Call 570-288-9831 after 5 pm.

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE

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

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WILKES-BARRE

Cozy 1 bedroom, with living room, kitchen and private porch in the East End. Refrigerator, stove & water provided. Great closet space, no pets, 1 month security & references required. $450 + electric. 570 301-7723 WILKES-BARRE

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Commercial Properties

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. 570-822-2021. Ask for Betty or Dave

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Garages

WEST PITTSTON

1 locking garage/ storage unit for rent. 9’x11’. $55/ month. No electric. Call 570-357-1138

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GARAGE FOR RENT

Large 43x63 garage with high overhead door. Contractors, delivery truck routes, etc. who need good size garage. Also for storage / vehicles. Located near W.B. General on Chestnut St. Electrical. $650 per month. Call night or day. 570-674-3120

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

Mayflower Section 1 bedroom apartment available. Nice Area. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. Storage. No pets. Call 570-823-7587

WILKES-BARRE

Wilkes-University Campus Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom. Starting at $425. All utilities included. Call 570-826-1934

WILKES-BARRE TWP 3 bedroom. Includes

heat, all appliances, washer / dryer, off street parking, back yard. $725 + security. 570-704-8134

WYOMING

Updated 1 bedroom. New Wall to wall carpet. Appliances furnished. Coin op laundry. $550. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

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Commercial Properties

DOLPHIN PLAZA

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

PITTSTON

5,000 sq. ft. No loading dock. Off street parking. $550 mo. + utilities 570-540-0746

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

PITTSTON

OFFICE SPACE

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

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Half Doubles

FORTY FORT 44 Wesley St

3 bedrooms. Finished attic. Living room / dining room. All appliances including 1st floor washer / dryer. Off street parking. $850 + utilities & security. Call 570-650-0010

HANOVER TOWNSHIP 2 bedroom. $490 /month + utilities & security. Back yard & off street parking. No pets. 570-262-1021

HANOVERTOWNSHIP Lyndwood Section.

3 bedroom 1/2 double. Newly renovated, gas heat. Laundry hookup. All utilities by tenant. No Pets, No smoking. $650. Lease & security required. Call after 6PM.570-829-5304

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Nice 3 bedroom. Off street parking. Nice area. $575/month Call (570)825-4198

HANOVER TWP.

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

KINGSTON 25 1/2 Penn St.

1/2 Double, 2 bedroom. Newly remodeled. Gas Heat. Washer & dryer hookup, yard, parking. Section 8 Not Approved. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-1530

KINGSTON

Beautiful half double in great neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, newly remodeled. W/D hookup, new kitchen with stove, dishwasher, microwave and fridge included. Hardwood floors and new carpet. Detached garage and gas heat. $750/mo + utilities and security deposit. Call Scott 714-2431 - Ext 137

KINGSTON Large 1/2 double

with 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room (with red carpet throughout) eat-in kitchen with additional pantry area. 1 bath. Large fenced yard. Gas/ hot water baseboard heat. All utilities by tenant. No smokers, no pets. $650 + security. Call Stephen 570-561-5245 KINGSTON

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

315 PLAZA 1,750 SQ. FT. & 3,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

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WILKES-BARRE

518 N. Main St. Approximately 1000 sq. ft. Large glass storefront, formerly used as floral shop. Priced right at $350/mo., water incl. Tenant pays gas & electric 570-814-1356

PRISTINE & SPACIOUS 3 bedrooms, 1.5

baths, brand new w/w carpeting thruout, full eat-in kitchen, Private yard with rear deck, attic & basement storage. Close to Jr. High. $700 mo + utilities, security, lease. No pets. 570-793-6294

KINGSTON Sprague Ave.

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor duplex, New w/w carpeting & hardwood floors. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hookup, basement storage. Reduced! $540/month + utilities, security, lease & NO PETS. 570-793-6294

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KINGSTON TOWNSHIP Available immedi-

ately. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, backyard, front porch, large kitchen, $570 per month, Call 570-332-5723

NANTICOKE

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

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

PLAINS

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

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HARVEYS LAKE

2.5 bedrooms, 2 baths, all appliances, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, washer/dryer on premises, single car attached garage. No pets. $975/month + security. Water, sewer & garbage paid. Call 570-855-2687

NANTICOKE Desirable

Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms $900 + electric only

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PITTSTON Newly remodeled

single family Ranch home. Excellent condition with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, central air, garage, driveway, full basement. No pets or smoking. Garbage & maintenance included. Utilities not included. $1200/mo. Contact Pat 570-237-0425

WEST WYOMING

WILKES-BARRE

3 bedrooms, tenant pays utilities. $600/ month + security. 6 month lease. No Pets Call 570-824-4207

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

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PLYMOUTH

WILKES-BARRE 15 Grove St.

3 bedroom, 1.5 baths. Gas heat. Carpeted. Off street parking. $800 + utilities & security. Call 570-430-7901 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

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

A/C & Refrigeration Services

STRISH A/C

Ductless / Central Air Conditioning Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 570-332-0715

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Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / Repair Masonry, stucco, & concrete

570-819-0681

For All of Your Remodeling Needs. Will Beat Any Price! BATHROOMS, KITCHENS, ROOFING, SIDING, DECKS, WINDOWS, etc. 25 Yrs. Experience References. Insured Free Estimates. (570) 332-7023

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

DUPONT

7 room house with 3 bedrooms, 1 full tile bath. Large kitchen with beautiful oak cabinets. Brand new stove, carpeting, flooring, draperies & windows. Washer/dryer hook up on 1st floor. Single car detached garage. Large yard. Gas heat. Pets OK, no smoking. $900/ month, + utilities & security. Close to airport, I81 & casino. 570-762-8265 HANOVER TWP Modern 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath. Driveway. Gas heat. Lease. No pets. No smoking. $725 + utilities. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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

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

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION

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

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

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED! (570) 288-6654

HARVEYS LAKE

2 small bedrooms, all appliances, security & 1st. Available 4/1. NO PETS. 570-762-6792

Building & Remodeling

SPRING BUILDING/ REMODELING?

Call the Building Industry Association for a list of qualified members

call 287-3331 or go to

www.bianepa.com

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Chimney Service

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

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now! 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 SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

2 bedrooms, 1st floor, hook-ups, new furnace, offstreet parking (2 cars), New storm windows, $600/ month + 1 month security. Call 570-885-8496

WILKES-BARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE ELEGANT

VICTORIAN 5 bedroom. 1.5 baths. www.aptilike.com Ad #547

WILKES-BARRE Family house, 3

bedrooms, 1 bath, large living room & eat-in-kitchen. Large Backyard & garage. $675/month & utilities, + 1 month + security. Call 609-356-8416

WILKES-BARRE One 3 bedroom

$700 One 3 Bedroom $625 One 2 bedroom $585 Plus all utilities References & security. No pets. 570-766-1881

959 Mobile Homes

MOUNTAINTOP

DOUBLE WIDE IN PARK 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer hookup, pets negotiable. $650 + $260 lot rent/month, plus utilities & security. Credit & background check. 570-406-7318

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

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Rooms

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

NEEDED: Strong Female willing to care for disabled woman in exchange for Room / Board and $200 monthly spending money. Call 570-822-2051

Find homes for your kittens! Place an ad here! 570-829-7130

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Roommate Wanted

MOUNTAIN TOP

Male homeowner looking for responsible male roommate to share house. Minutes away from Industrial Park. Off street parking. Plenty of storage. Furnished room. Large basement with billiards and air hockey. All utilities included. $425. Call Doug 570-817-2990

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

NANTICOKE

2 Males looking for 3rd roommate to share 3 bedroom apartment. $85 / week. Call 570-735-8015

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

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

974 Wanted to Rent Real Estate

TUNKHANNOCK

& Surrounding Areas Female construction worker needs room to rent as soon as possible till July. Serious Inquiries Only. Call 570-560-2325 after 7pm

Collect Cash. Not Dust. Sell it in The Times Leader Classified section.

Find the car you want in your own backyard.

Call 829-7130 to place an ad. ONLY ONL NL LY ONE N LE LEA L LEADER. E DER. timesleader.com

Professional Services Directory

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

953 Houses for Rent

CALL AN EXPERT 1006

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hookup. Nice yard. $500/month + utilities by tenant. Security & references 570-693-7535

953 Houses for Rent

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Cleaning & Maintainence

House Cleaning

Errands, etc. $9 - $11/room. Excellent References Call Jennifer at 570-436-8102

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Concrete & Masonry

B.P. Home Repairs 570-825-4268 Brick, Block, Concrete, Sidewalks, Chimneys, Stucco. New Installation & Repairs C&C Masonry and Concrete. Absolutely free estimates. Masonry & concrete work. Specializing in foundations, repairs and rebuilding. Footers floors, driveways. 570-766-1114 570-346-4103 PA084504

D. Pugh Concrete

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

Williams & Franks Inc

Masonry ContracContractors. tors Chimney, stucco, concrete, and stonework. Clean outs and hauling service. 570-466-2916

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Concrete & Masonry

WYOMING VALLEY MASONRY Concrete, stucco, foundations,pavers, retaining wall systems, dryvit, flagstone, brick work. Senior Citizen Discount.570-287-4144 or 570-760-0551

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR

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

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Dry Wall

MIRRA DRYWALL

Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

(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

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Excavating

All Types Of Excavating, Demolition & Concrete Work. Large & Small Jobs FREE ESTIMATES (570) 760-1497 WYOMING VALLEY PROPERTY MGT. Mini-Excavating /Hauling Stone, mulch, topsoil, etc. Lawn care. Reasonable rates. 570-466-4176

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Hauling & Trucking

1162 Landscaping/ Garden

AFFORDABLE

BITTO LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICE 26 years experience, landscape designs, retaining walls, pavers, patios, decks, walkways, ponds, lighting, seeding, mulch, etc Free Estimates. 570-288-5177

Junk removal cleanups, cleanouts, Large or small jobs. Fast free estimates. (570) 814-4631 ALWAYS READY HAULING Moving, Deliveries, Property & Estate Cleanups, Attics, Cellars, Yards, Garages, Construction Sites, Flood Damage & More. CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER!! Free Metal Removal Free Estimates 570-301-3754

CASTAWAY HAULING JUNK REMOVAL

823-3788 / 817-0395

HAUL ALL& H AULING

PAINTING SERVICES. Free Estimates. 570-332-5946

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.

826-1883

Handyman Services

DOPainting, IT ALL HANDYMAN drywall,

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

Mark’s Handyman Service

Give us a call

We do it all! Licensed &Insured

570-578-8599 NEPA HANDYMAN 30 Years Experience Remodeling Homes Pittston & Surrounding Areas Dave 570-479-8076

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

SPRING CLEANUP! ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL

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

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Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY Long Term/Short Term Care Products Life Insurance Tax Deferred Annuities Medicare Supplement Plans Dental/Vision Estate Planning Ideas 570-580-0797 FREE CONSULT

www nepalong termcare.com

Brizzy’s

Arbor Care & Landscaping Tree trimming, pruning & removal. Stump grinding, Cabling. Shrub and hedge sculpting and trimming. Spring cleanup, retaining walls and repair. Free Estimates Fully Insured 570-542-7265

JAY’S LAWN SERVICE Spring clean-ups,

mowing, mulching and more! Free Estimates 570-574-3406 NORWAY SPRUCE 8’ - 9’ for $99.00 Plants dug fresh Delivery & Planting available. Other types & sizes helenandedstreefarm.com 570-498-6209 Ed

RESIDENTIAL LAWN SERVICE

Grass cutting, trimming, leaf clean-up. Free Est. 574-5800 Tough brush, mowing, edging, mulching, trimming shrubs, hedges, trees, lawn care, leaf removal, Spring clean up. Accepting new customers & applications this season. Weekly & bi-weekly lawn care. Fully Insured. Free Estimates 570-829-3261 TREE REMOVAL Stump grinding, Hazard tree removal, Grading, Drainage, Lot clearing, Stone/ Soil delivery. Insured. Reasonable Rates 570-574-1862

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Lawn Care

B & R LAWN SERVICE Grass & Shrub Cutting Reasonable Rates Senior Discount Free Estimates Call Butch at 570-954-6009 or Ron at 570-640-3458

Country Gentleman Total Yard Care Lawns - Shrubs Tilling - Mulch Senior Discount Westside Specials Family Owned 570-287-3852 DC LAWNCARE

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Lawn Care

SPIKE & GORILLA’S

PORTANOVA’S LAWN CARE Weekly & BiWeekly Lawn Cutting, Landscaping. Reasonable rates. Now accepting new customers. Email DanPortanova@ gmail.com or call 570-650-3985

Painting & Wallpaper

LAWNCARE

Silly Name, Serious Results! Residential & Commercial Services Available.

570-702-2497 YARD CLEAN UP Attics & Basements Complete clean ups Garden tilling Call for quotes 570-953-7699 or 570-926-9029

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Masonry

H O S CONSTRUCTION

Licensed - Insured Certified - Masonry Concrete - Roofing Quality Craftsmanship Guaranteed Unbeatable Prices Free Estimates 570-574-4618 or 570-709-3577 JAMES ATHERTON MASONRY Free Estimates All phases of masonry, foundations, brick, concrete, chimneys & roofs 570-417-7688 KEN’S MASONRY All phases of brick/block, chimney restoration, replacement of steps. FREE ESTIMATES 570-458-6133

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

AMERICA PAINTING

Cleanups, mowing, mulching, shrub & tree trimming. Residential & Commercial Accounts Wanted Call Doug at 570-574-4367

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Interior/Exterior. 20 years experience. Insured. Senior Discount 570-855-0387

David Wayne PAINTING CALL ABOUT OUR EXTERIOR SPECIALS 570-762-6889

M. PARALIS PAINTING

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

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

DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS ROADWAYS HOT TAR & CHIPS SEALCOATING Licensed and Insured. Call Today For Your Free Estimate

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520 Mountain Top

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

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Roofing & Siding

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

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Snow Removal

SNOW

PLOWING ŠCommercial

ŠIndustrial ŠResidential ŠDRIVEWAYS ŠSIDEWALKS

ŠSALTING

VITO & GINO’S 570-574-1275

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


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