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The private company hired to collect levee protection maintenance fees failed to send out notices advising property owners they were delinquent prior to filing liens, causing potentially hundreds of people to incur significantly higher penalties and fees, a county official confirmed. Prothonotary Carolee Medico Olenginski on Wednesday said an official with the Don Wilkinson Agency acknowledged the company failed to send pre-lien notices – as required by its con-

tract – to property owners who did not pay the 2010 levee maintenance fee. That failure cost homeowners the opportunity to settle the claim prior to the filing of a lien, which would have reduced their costs by at least $100. Shannon Regner of South Thomas Street, Kingston, said she had to pay $115.50 in lien costs on top of her $93.70 levee bill and a $9.37 penalty that was assessed for failing to pay the 2010 fee. Regner said she paid the fee for 2009 and 2011, and believed

in Pittsburgh Wednesday after receiving complaints about the lack of notice. The liens were filed with the prothonotary’s office, but it played no role in issuing the liens. Medico Olenginski said a paralegal in the firm’s legal department told her pre-lien notices were sent out for 2009 delinquent bills, but they were not sent out for 2010 delinquent bills. It was not clear Wednesday how many property owners were affected by the error. The Flood Protection Authority recently filed approximately 1,500

she had also paid the 2010 fee. She did not learn the 2010 bill had not been paid until she got a letter advising her a lien had been filed against her property. Regner said she was upset because failure to pay the 2010 fee was an oversight. Had she gotten a delinquent notice she would have paid the fee and penalty right away and not been hit with the lien fees. “I can afford this, but the point is I should have gotten notice,” Regner said. Medico Olenginski called the Wilkinson agency’s home office See LIENS, Page 12A



Statistics provided by the Pennsylvania State Data Center estimate 12,812 of Luzerne County’s 302,702 residents, 4.2 percent, speak Spanish. Of these, an estimated 6,752 are fluent in English while 6,060 speak English less than “very well.” Hispanics now make up more than a third of Hazleton’s population, according to census figures. The number of Hispanic residents in the city has increased from 1,132 at the time of the 2000

WILKES-BARRE – Officials from Luzerne County Community College and Wilkes University entered into a dual admissions agreement Wednesday that gives LCCC students a better chance to earn a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes. Under the arrangement, former LCCC students meeting a minimum grade threshold also will be guaranteed $10,000 in scholarships each year they are at Wilkes. Wilkes President Tim Gilmour said the agreement reflects the university’s commitment to both community college students and the region as a whole. He said it also “will help us to meet a significant gap in the education level of our population.” “The future of Northeastern Pennsylvania depends on an educated citizenry,” Gilmour said, noting that recent data shows 20 percent of adults in Luzerne County hold bachelor’s degrees, below the state’s 25.9 percent average and the national average of 27.6 percent. In neighboring states the rates are even higher: 32 percent in New York and 35 percent in New Jersey. Tom Leary, president of LCCC, said the deal is an example of “two institutions joining together to raise that percentage to create a better-educated workforce.” More residents with college degrees could help attract employers, particularly those with higher pay scales. “We do think this (agreement) will contribute to the economic development of this region,” Gil-

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LCCC President Thomas P. Leary, left, and Wilkes University President Tim Gilmour shake hands after signing a dual admissions deal Wednesday.

Dual admissions deal would help LCCC students transfer to Wilkes, provide fiscal aid.

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Junior Seau was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning. He was 43. “We believe it was a suicide,” said Seau Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata. “There is no indication of foul play.” 1B



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he Pennsylvania State Police Troop P in Wyoming celebrated its 107th anniversary with a memorial program at the barracks on Wednesday. Troopers killed in the line of duty were honored at the service, which included the reading by state police Lt. Richard Krawetz of the names of 10 troopers at Wyoming who made the ultimate sacrifice. Above, Sgt. Andrew Wilk of Troop P salutes the flag after posting of the colors. For more about the service, see the story on Page 3A.

Bigger population spurs Spanish ballots Statistics provided by the Pennsylvania State Data Center estimate 12,812 of Luzerne County’s 302,702 residents, 4.2 percent, speak Spanish.


An increase in Spanish-speaking residents led Luzerne County election officials to offer Spanish ballots in the April 24 primary election, a move that raised some eyebrows. The Voting Rights Act of 1975 requires counties to provide language assistance to voters if more than 5 percent of voting-age citizens are part of a minority group and not proficient in English. Former county election director Leonard Piazza told the election board at its April 2 meeting

that bilingual ballots would be offered for the first time to ensure the county complies with the act. The Census Bureau’s most recent report from October 2011

lists only three Pennsylvania counties that must comply with the law by offering assistance in Spanish – Berks, Lehigh and Philadelphia. However, the bureau says other counties may determine on their own that they should meet the requirement.

‘Scream’ painting sells for record $119.9M By DEEPTI HAJELA and ULA ILNYTSKY Associated Press


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NEW YORK — One of the art world’s most recognizable images — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City. The 1895 artwork — a modern symbol of human anxiety — was sold at Sotheby’s. The buyer’s name was not released. The previous record for an artwork sold at auction was $106.5 million for Picasso’s

“Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust,” sold by Christie’s in 2010. Munch’s image of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky is one of four versions by the Norwegian expressionist painter. The auctioned piece at Sotheby’s is the only one left in private hands. The image has become part of pop culture, “used by everyone from Warhol to Hollywood to cartoons to teacups and T-shirts,” said Michael Frahm of the London-based art

advisory service firm Frahm Ltd. “Together with the Mona Lisa, it’s the most famous and recognized image in art history.” A buzz swept through the room when the artwork was presented for auction as two guards stood watch on either side. Bidding started at $40 million with seven buyers jumping into the competition early. AP PHOTO The battle eventually boiled down to two phone bidders as the historic hammer price Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ is aucSee SCREAM, Page 12A

tioned at Sotheby’s in New York, Wednesday for $119.9 million.


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POLICE BLOTTER NEWPORT TWP. – Police charged James Zerby III with sexually assaulting a juvenile girl over a three-year period. Zerby, 45, address unavailable, committed the crimes between 2003 and 2006 while babysitting the girl and helping her family move, police said. He was charged Wednesday with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors. He was arraigned by District Judge Donald Whittaker in Nanticoke and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail. HANOVER TWP. – Electrical service was knocked out to more than 3,000 PPL customers early Wednesday morning when a vehicle being pursued by police struck a utility pole at South Main and Oxford streets. Township police said Robert Tyson, 42, failed to stop for Larksville police around midnight. Tyson crossed into Hanover Township at a high rate of speed traveling on West End Road and Oxford Street where he crashed into a utility pole at South Main Street at about 12:06 a.m. Three passengers in the vehicle were detained, including one in a wooded area near Circle Drive during a search that involved a canine. Tyson was able to elude capture, police said. Rich Beasley, PPL spokesperson, said 3,480 customers in parts of Hanover Township, Ashley and South Wilkes-Barre lost electrical service, which was restored by 2 a.m. Police said Tyson is wanted on a charge of escape from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. SHICKSHINNY – Borough police said three firearms were stolen during a home burglary on Parker Hill on Wednesday. A 9mm handgun, a .45-caliber handgun and a .22-caliber rifle were stolen, police said. Police said burglaries are on the rise in the borough since the flood in September with most break-ins at flood damaged houses. Anyone with information about the burglaries or see suspicious people is asked to call Luzerne County 911. HAZLETON – City police said they arrested Julio Cesar Pagan-Rivera, age and address unknown, on charges of retail theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after investigating an incident at Giant Food Store on South Locust Street on Tuesday. JACKSON TWP. – Two men were arraigned Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on charges they stole copper pipe from a vacant house on Chase Road. Christopher Thomas Cameron, 38, of Sharp Street, Wyoming, and Karl Hulsizer, 38, of Summit Street, Edwardsville, were charged with criminal trespass, theft, criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy. They were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail each. According to the criminal complaint: Police received a report that two men, identified as Cameron and Hulsizer, stole copper pipe from a vacant home on Chase Road and drove away in a pick up truck. An off duty police officer spotted the truck and followed it to a house on Academy Street in Plymouth where they were arrested. Cameron told police he stole the copper pipe for money to feed his children since he is unemployed, the criminal complaint says. Preliminary hearings are scheduled on May 10 before District Judge James Tupper in Kingston Township.

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DALLAS TWP. – At a work session on Tuesday, supervisors discussed new plans proposed by the state Department of Transportation that would alleviate traffic issues on Upper Demunds Road. The new plan features a road from Upper Demunds Road through township property to State Route 309, which would be accessible through a traffic light. Part of Upper Demunds Road between that intersection and the intersection with Hildebrandt Road would be cut off from public use. The original plan was to create an extension of Upper Demunds Road between the Country Club Shopping Center and M&T Bank, which would require a traffic light once the road met Route 309. Supervisor Liz Martin said the new plan

would cost about $1.5 million more than the original plan, and state officials wanted township input before moving forward with the options. Township Engineer Thomas Doughton said the new option would be a safer choice because it would eliminate the S-turn from Route 309 to Upper Demunds Road and provide “signalized access” to the township building. He also said it would increase the distance between the two traffic signals, which would also increase safety. Doughton said the plan would need to be approved by the township planning commission if it were chosen for the project. The project is in conjunction with plans to create a roundabout in the five-corners area of Dallas Borough. Martin said because of the connection of the projects, PennDOT hopes to complete the Upper Demunds


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WILKES-BARRE – A Maine paper company filed an entry of judgment against the former parent company of The Times Leader newspaper Wednesday, asking for more than $200,000 the paper company says it is owed. Katahdin Paper Company, LLC filed the judgment against Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company Wednesday, requesting a payment of $212,152.64. “Katahdin used to supply newsprint to the former operator of The Times Leader. We are current with payments to our vendors and suppliers. This is a dispute between Katahdin and the former owner of The Times Leader,” said Prashant Shitut, president and CEO of Impressions Media Co., owner and operator of The Times Leader, its weekly publications and a variety of digital media businesses. The payment stems from a complaint originally filed in

WILKES-BARRE – A city man pleaded guilty Wednesday to four charges of possession of child pornography. Brian Suhamski, 34, of Jones Street, entered the plea before County Judge Fred Pierantoni. Suhamski will be sentenced on July 13. Pierantoni said Suhamski will be required to register under Megan’s Law and undergo an evaluation by the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. He must have no unsupervised contact with minors and is to avoid places minors frequent. Suhamski was charged in June 2011 after an investigation initiated by a detective with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office last August. Investigators say Suhamski had more than 50 videos depicting minors engaging in prohibited sexual acts on his computer.

George Van Tuyle Dymond

April 28, 2012 ichard Corey Rosentel, resident of Swoyersville, passed away on R Saturday, April 28, 2012, in the Hos-

pital of the University of Pennsylvania surrounded by his family. He was 43. Born in Kingston, Corey was a son of Richard Rosentel and the late Attorney Nancy A. Shupnick. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wilkes College and a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from Binghamton University, New York. He was the owner of Lone Tree Archaeology and Environmental Inc. Corey loved all kind of outdoor activities, especially telemark skiing, fishing in Canada, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family. Corey is survived by his beloved wife, Liza Rupp; father, Richard; aunt, Mary Ellen Shupnick Schell and husband, Dr. Frank Schell, and their children, Elizabeth and Jacob, of Luzerne; mother-in-law, Libby Rupp, of West Chester, Pa.; fatherin-law, David Rupp, of Athens, Greece; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His funeral will be held on Sat-

May 1, 2012

April 30, 2012 ndrew Kleban Jr., 82, of Harveys Lake, passed away Monday, A April 30, 2012, in the Geisinger

Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Gideon Gaitano, pastor of New Life Community Church, Dallas, officiating. Friends may call Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s name may be made to, The American Cancer Society, 190 Welles St., Suite 118, Kingston, PA 18704.

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ichard M. Bryk, 65, of Dupont, passed away Tuesday, May 1, R 2012 in Hospice Community Care,

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Dupont on February 15, 1947, son of the late Frank and Sophie Bryk. Richard was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont; he attended Dupont Elementary School, and was a graduate of Northeast High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served during the Vietnam War. Richard was employed as a purchasing agent for his family business Dupont Tool and Machine, Dupont. Family and friends will remember Richard as a kind, caring and humorous soul. He was a loving and devoted father to his three daughters. His dog, Remi, his soul mate and best friend, was loved deeply by Richard and will miss him beyond measure. In addition to his parents, his brother, Joseph, preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer and her husband, Chris Ostrowski, of Shavertown; Alison and her husband, Wyatt, of Anchorage Ala.; Rachael and her husband, Robert Kashow, of Dallas, Texas; broth-

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urday at 9:30 a.m. from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael Zipay officiating. There will be calling hours Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made to Gift of Life Donor Program at or Seeing Eye Inc. at To light a virtual candle or leave a message of condolence for his family, please visit

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eorge Van Tuyle Dymond, 90, of Dallas, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in his residence. He was born in Orange, son of the late Fred and Zana Van Tuyle Dymond. George was a graduate of West Pittston High School, and served in Western Europe with the U.S. Air force during World War II. George was in research as a horticulturist with the University of Florida until his retirement. He was a member of the Dallas United Methodist Church. George was preceded in death by brothers, Fred (Ted) Dymond Jr., Gerald Dymond; sister, Vivian Dymond. Surviving are wife, Marion Klimas Dymond; sons, Howard and his wife, Lisa Dymond, Reston, Va., Mark and his wife, Linda Dymond, Clearfield, Pa., Douglas and his wife, Kathryn Dymond, Lebanon; sister, Glenna Rozelle, Dallas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from The Richard H. Disque Funeral

Road portion before the end of next year when work is scheduled to begin in the borough. In other news, township Emergency Management Agency Director Alan Pugh said he is still researching prices for emergency alert systems for residents. He said there is currently a county system at that features Dallas Township as an alert topic, and alerts would be sent through email and text messages. Pugh also said a 911 call was received on April 27 concerning loud noises coming from the Chief Gathering LLC pipeline construction project. He said the noises were made from a grinder that was part of the construction process. The project includes building a pipeline to connect to the Transco interstate pipeline near the Dallas School District campus off Hildebrandt Road.

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Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Mr. Kleban was born Aug. 11, 1929 in Larksville, and was a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Kleban. “Andy” graduated from Lehman High School, served in the U.S. Army, and retired from Procter & Gamble Paper Products, Mehoopany. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake. He loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter, fisherman, and was a Penn State sports fan. After his retirement, he enjoyed and excelled at his wood crafting hobby, creating wooden masterpieces for his family. He enjoyed going to the race track and the casino, but most of all, he loved spending time with his beloved family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anna Kleban; sister, Mary of Reno, Nev.; children, Sharon Krasner of Dallas, Deborah and Chris Dugan of Baltimore, Md., David Kleban of Harveys Lake; grandchildren, Lynell and Mark Podorsky, Bryan and Kelly Krasner, Breanna Dugan, and Andrew Dugan; great-grandchildren, Jaiden, Olivia, Riley and

ers, Vincent, Walter and John Bryk, all of Dupont; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont, with Fr. Joseph Verespy officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the AM Vets Honor Guard of Dupont. Friends may call this evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be made to

2012, in his home. He was born in Edwardsville on April 27, 1939. He was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Zavasky Homza. Joseph was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, and a graduate of the Franklin School of Science & Arts, Philadelphia. He served in the U.S. Army from December 1956 to December 1959, attaining the rank of SP 4. He was employed by the Veterans Hospital, Plains Township, until his retirement in 2003 and also was employed by several other local hospitals, as a laboratory technician. Joseph enjoyed gardening in his vegetable garden and taking care of his salt water fish tank. He was also

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Chase; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church 11 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Andrew’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please visit the funeral home website to place online condolences at

an automobile enthusiast. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Cecelia Klein Homza, at home; daughter, Suzanne Homza-Hadsall and her husband Jesse, Forty Fort; sons, Joseph B. Homza Jr. and his wife Jennifer, Reeders, Kenneth Homza, at home; four grandsons, Austin, Ryan, Matthew and Dylan. A Memorial Divine Liturgy will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Chestnut Avenue, Kingston, with the Rev. Mykhaylo Prodanets officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Pringle. There are no public calling hours. Funeral arrangements are by the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville.

HARRISBURG – No player matched all five winning numbers in Wednesday’s Cash 5, so today’s jackpot will be worth $475,000. Lottery officials said 107 players matched four numbers and won $224 each. • There was no jackpot winner in Tuesday’s Mega Millions, so Friday’s jackpot will be worth at least $118,000,000. Six players matched the first 5 numbers to win $250,000: 2 from California, 3 from Illinois, and 1 from Maryland. Two players from Pennsylvania were among 26 overall to match 4 of the first 5 numbers and the Mega Ball to win $10,000.

OBITUARIES Bryk, Richard Burns, Myrtis Dymond, George Feldman, Rosemary Homza, Joseph Sr. Huey, Paulette Kleban, Andrew Jr. Komczyk, Bernard Marion, Andrea Nowakowski, Anastasia ORavitz, Florence Ritchie, Foster Riviello, John Rosentel, Richard Sweetra, Dolores Talarico, Ada Yakalavich, Michael

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Harness-racing jobs at Downs at risk Gov. wants $72M from Race Horse Fund By STEVE MOCARSKY


Frank Kratz will kayak from Sayre to Danville during a 10-day fundraising event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. WILKES-BARRE

HARRISBURG – Some of the 1,200 jobs that revolve around harness racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs – and another 10,000 to 15,000 statewide – could be in jeopardy if Gov. Tom Corbett gets his way, horse race industry representatives say. Corbett’s 2012-13 budget calls for taking $72 million from the Race Horse Development Fund to plug other holes in the agriculture budget, and members of the state Senate Democratic Policy

Committee got an earful on the issue Wednesday at a hearing in Harrisburg to examine the economic impacts of the proposal. Mohegan Sun President Bobby Soper couldn’t attend, but a letter he sent to Committee Chair Lisa Boscola was entered into record. Soper noted Mohegan Sun invested more than $10 million in improvements to the track and related facilities since 2006, and that racing supports 234 of the 1,844 jobs at the facility. He also said the track was selected to host the 2010

east Pa., selling out hotels for miles around and spending tourist dollars in restaurants and stores. Breeders Crown Breeders Crown, one of harness racing’s was front page news in all of the local papremier events that marked the first na- pers,” Battoni said. “The millions of doltional broadcast of Pennsylvania harness lars that were spent, as well as the priceless … publicity, will go elsewhere.” racing in years. Ron Battoni, executive director of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Asso- Purses breed investment Battoni said the Race Horse Developciation, testified the association was invited to host the Breeders Crown again ment Fund has enabled tracks to offer in 2013 but, because of the proposed much larger purses to horse owners, funding reduction, was forced to de- which has resulted in breeders and horsemen investing millions of dollars cline. “This is unfortunate, because in 2010, to promote horse racing in the state. Breeders Crown participants and fans had a major economic impact on North- See JOBS, Page 12A

He’ll kayak to help clinic

Geisinger Wyoming Valley employee Frank Kratz is turning his love of kayaking into a 10-day fundraising excursion to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. Kratz, a registered nurse in the emergency room, will spend May 14 to 24 paddling 180 miles from Sayre to Danville, near Geisinger Medical Center’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, to raise money to help sick and injured children. He will sell sponsorships and advertising to raise money. For additional information or to offer a sponsorship, call 1-800-3225437.

“I have seen day after day the selfishness, fearlessness and valor that characterized every officer we commemorate here today.” — state police retiree Sgt. Chester Zaremba



And the winners are…

At a special awards dinner Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the Great Valley Technology Alliance announced the winners of its 10th Annual Business Plan Competition. Collegiate team “Kuhcoon,” an interactive social media education and management platform, and non-collegiate team “Prova Systems,” developers of vehicle telematics and telemetrics hardware, will each split a $100,000 cash prize for their winning business plans. “Kuhcoon” consists of University of Scranton student Andrew Torba and King’s College students Mike Toma and Charles Szymanski. “Prova Systems” consists of team members John Collins, John Yaron and Franco DiRosa. WILKES-BARRE

Event to benefit patient

Friends and family of 21-year-old leukemia sufferer Casey Kearney will hold a benefit on Sunday, May 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the River Street Jazz Café in WilkesBarre. The event will feature a free pasta dinner, live music, donation baskets and a Chinese auction. Proceeds will go toKearney ward treatment and medical costs. Donation tickets cost $10 each. For questions, contact Dianne Colleran at 287-2012 or Mary Ann Spagnolo at 287-2805. SCRANTON

Lupas arraignment set

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Thomas Blewitt has scheduled the arraignment for attorney Anthony Lupas for Thursday at 11:45 a.m. at the federal courthouse in Scranton. Lupas, 77, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on five counts of Lupas mail fraud. Federal prosecutors say Lupas stole more than $246,000 from a client through a bogus investment scheme. Lupas, first arrested on March 29, is free on bail. HARRISBURG

Three join women’s panel

Three local women – one from Luzerne County and two from Lackawanna – are among the appointees made by Gov. Tom Corbett to serve the interests of women and girls as members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. Margaret Phillips, Luzerne County, Dr. Linda Barrasse and Marie Lalley of Lackawanna County, were among the 28 women appointed by Corbett.

Westbrooks admits role as pimp in taped talk


At the end of the program retired State Police officers were asked to join current troopers in formation to recite the Call of Honor during a program at the Wyoming barracks Wednesday.

The call of honor By EDWARD LEWIS


YOMING – Once a trooper, always a trooper, State Police Troop P Commander Capt. James E. Degnan said at the annual memorial service at the Wyoming barracks on Wednesday. Degnan ordered the 30 state police retirees attending the service to fall in formation with current troopers to cite the “State Police Call of Honor.” Troopers killed in the line of duty were honored at the service, which included the reading by state police Lt. Richard Krawetz of the names of 10 troopers at Wyoming who made the ultimate sacrifice. Statewide, 93 troopers were killed in the line of duty since the beginning of the Pennsylvania State Police on May 2, 1905. “Today is a testament to the role of the Pennsylvania State Police in honoring and sacrifice to those who died in the line of duty,” state police retiree Sgt. Chester Zaremba said. “For more than three decades I worked in law enforcement, I have seen day after day the selfishness, fearlessness and valor that characterized every officer we commemorate here today.” State police retirees placed a wreath at the memorial stone in front of the Wyoming barracks. Then state police

Troop P Commander Capt. James E. Degnan directs the placing of the wreath in memory of fallen officers.

Lt. Charles Sands played “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes. Trooper Joshua Miller, of Pittston Township, who was assigned to the Swiftwater barracks of Troop N, was also remembered. Miller was killed in a shooting while saving a kidnapped 9year-old boy near Tobyhanna on June 7, 2009. Troop P troopers who have died in the line of duty are: • Pvt. John Garcia, 30, was shot and killed while arresting a person in Jen-

kins Township. • Pvt. William J. Omlor, 29, was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle near Pottsville on Oct. 24, 1923. • Sgt. Edwin F. Haas, 35, died of an accidental shooting on Oct. 17, 1924. • Patrolman William G. Hamond, 23, was killed in a motorcycle crash while traveling to the Luzerne County Courthouse on July 13, 1930. • Patrolman Arthur A. Koppenhaver died on July 13, 1930, from injuries in a motorcycle accident on Main Street, Nanticoke, on April 21, 1930. • First Sgt. James A. Seery, 41, died from a fractured skull in an accident involving a horse on Sept. 10, 1934. • Pvt. Floyd W. Maderia, 34, was involved in a vehicle accident near Minooka on Dec. 10, 1034, and died the next day. • Pvt. John J. Broski, 40, was shot during a robbery at a tavern in WilkesBarre, on Aug. 14, 1937. • Pvt. George J. Yashur Jr., 25, died after he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on Market Street, Kingston, during a flood on April 1, 1940. • Trooper Thomas M. Kobeski, 39, died of a heart attack after a court hearing in Pittston on May 3, 2002.


Four years later, resident’s challenge settled By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

The county reassessment Hanover Township resident resulted in more than 2,000 Vic Kopko is about to settle his court-level mediations.

property assessment challenge, ending a four-year battle he once hoped would throw out Luzerne County’s 2009 reassessment. Kopko filed an assessment appeal in 2008 when the county’s reassessment company, 21st Century Appraisals Inc., valued his property at

$392,300. The assessment was reduced to $285,200 by the county assessment appeals board, and Kopko advanced the challenge to court-level mediation. Kopko sold the property for $250,000 in October 2010, but

the sale was recorded at $268,000 because it included $18,000 in personal property. He attempted to pursue court action throwing out the reassessment as part of his mediation but was advised he’d have to take the legal matter to trial. Kopko said Wednesday he did not want to invest significant funds on further litigation because “the public seemed to have lost interest” in the cause.

He said he reached a verbal agreement on a reduced assessment at mediation, though he can’t disclose the amount until it is finalized. Property owners and county assistant solicitor David Schwager must sign off on all mediation settlements. Kopko’s settlement would be retroactive to 2009, which means taxing bodies must refund See SETTLED, Page 7A

WILKES-BARRE – In recorded jailhouse telephone conversations, homicide suspect Benjamin Tyrell Westbrooks, detailed his alleged role as a pimp and requested women to collect money for him. “I pimp, that’s what I do,” jurors on Wednesday heard Westbrooks tell a woman that prosecutors identify as the mother of one of his children. The conversation occurred in December 2010, prosecutors said. The recorded phone conversations from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility were played for jurors Wednesday, the third day of Westbrooks’ trial on homicide charges in the November 2010 shooting death of 20-year-old Alicia Weaver of Hazleton. Testimony will continue this morning. Prosecutors say Westbrooks, 22, of West Hazleton, shot and killed Weaver in a wooded area in Foster Township after the two argued about money. Westbrooks allegedly said Weaver owed him. Prosecutors identify Weaver as a prostitute and Westbrooks as her pimp. The phone conversations included Westbrooks telling the woman he was “pimping” women. A different conversation ordered another woman who is the mother of one of his children to collect money from three of his “workers,” Daphne, Jess and Luani. “They owe me money. Get in touch with them,” the voice on the tape said. Prosecutors said the phone conversations show Westbrooks was involved in prostitution, even though he denied the allegations to police. Other recorded conversations name a key person involved in Weaver’s homicide probe and how Westbrooks says he avoided being apprehended by police. Prosecutors also called forensic pathologist Mary Pascucci, who performed an autopsy on Weaver, to testify. Pascucci testified Weaver died from multiple gunshot wounds, and her death was ruled a homicide. Three of the four gunshot wounds Weaver received were deadly in and of themselves, Pascucci testified, including one that passed through her upper right abdomen and struck a large artery. A forensic scientist testified she submitted several items to be sent for DNA analysis, including a sexual assault evidence kit. Joseph Kukowski, a forensic scientist with the Pennsylvania State Police, testified about several DNA analyses he performed. Kukowski testified a shell casing found inside Weaver’s body contained DNA that matched Westbrooks’ brother, Dyrell, and that swabs from the sexual assault kit matched DNA from Weaver and her then-boyfriend, Dominique Frazier.



JACKSON TWP. – A former police officer was arrested on charges he attempted to stab his wife. Barry Joseph Stubeda Sr., 49, of Garbutt Avenue, Dallas Township, rushed into his mother’s house on East Meadow Street, telling his mother, Dolores, that he was there to kill his wife Hillary on Sunday, according to charges filed. Police allege Stubeda shoved his mother out of the way and pushed Hillary, striking her head off a kitchen counter. Stubeda picked up a six-inch knife and attempted to stab Hillary several times until his mother grabbed him from behind. Stubeda then rammed his car into Hillary’s parked truck several times before driving away. Dallas Township police had Stubeda’s house under surveillance, watching him pull into his garage.




When police approached the garage, Stubeda closed the door and was stunned by a Taser as the door closed, according to the Stubeda criminal complaint. Police charged Stubeda with six counts of simple assault, five counts of aggravated assault, four counts of harassment, two counts each of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief and a single count of resisting arrest. He remained jailed Wednesday at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 bail. Stubeda was formerly a police officer in West Wyoming and Jackson Township. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on May 10 before District Judge James Tupper in Kingston Township.

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In this photo from U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office, blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, center, holds hands with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke before leaving the U.S. embassy for a hospital in Beijing Wednesday. BEIJING

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told China on Thursday that it must protect human rights, in remarks that rejected Beijing’s criticism of the U.S. for getting involved in the case of a blind dissident whose fate overshadowed the opening of annual talks between the powerful countries. Clinton said at the opening of the talks on foreign policy and economic issues that the U.S. believes “all governments have to answer our citizens’ aspirations for dignity and the rule of law and that no nation can or should deny those rights.” Her comments came as the dissident, Chen Guangcheng, pleaded for more help from Washington. The blind, self-taught lawyer took refuge in the U.S. Embassy after escaping house arrest, but left Wednesday to get treatment for a leg injury at a Beijing hospital. He initially said he had been assured that he would be safe in China, but hours later he said he fears for his family’s safety unless they are all spirited abroad. He also claimed U.S. officials abandoned him at the hospital, which they denied. China already demanded an apology from the U.S. even before Chen balked at a deal in which he would remain in his homeland. Now that he wants to leave, the case is looming over talks in which Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner are to discuss foreign policy and economic issues with their Chinese counterparts. SAN DIEGO

Student jailed, forgotten

The Drug Enforcement Administration issued an apology Wednesday to a California student who was picked up during a drug raid and left in a holding cell for four days without food, water or access to a toilet. DEA San Diego Acting Special Agent-In-Charge William R. Sherman said in a statement he was troubled by the treatment of Daniel Chong and extended his “deepest apologies” to him. The agency is investigating how its agents forgot about Chong. Chong, 23, was never arrested, was not going to be charged with a crime and should have been released, said a law enforcement official who was briefed on the DEA case and spoke on the condition of anonymity. The engineering student at the University of California, San Diego, said he drank his own urine to survive. His lawyer Eugene Iredale said Chong went to his friend’s house on April 20 to get high and fell asleep. Agents stormed in at 9 a.m. the next day and swept him up as one of nine suspects in a raid that netted 18,000 ecstasy pills, other drugs and weapons.

SEARCY, Ark. — An Arkansas woman who cashed a $1million lottery ticket may have to give up the winnings to a woman who threw away the ticket after she bought it, according to a judge’s ruling Tuesday. The judge decided that Sharon Duncan was entitled to the prize money, not Sharon Jones, who claimed the prize money after she took the ticket from a trash can of discarded lottery



tickets at a convenience store in Beebe, a city about 40 miles northeast of Little Rock. Jones’ attorney, James Simpson, said he plans to appeal. Jones had testified that she already spent some of the money on a new truck and cash gifts to her children. Simpson noted that Duncan

testified she threw away the ticket after the readout on a ticket scanner said, “Sorry. Not a winner.” The Petriches attorney argued that people shouldn’t be allowed to throw items away and then say, “‘Ooh, I want to un-abandon it.’” “We’d have garage-sale law all over the place,” he said. “It became trash when someone threw it away.” White County judge Thomas Hughes, however, said Jones

never met the burden of proof that Duncan abandoned her right to claim $1 million. “The $1 million was never found money,” Hughes said. Earlier Tuesday, Jones testified that she gathered a handful of discarded tickets from the trash can — as she had done many times before — and said there was no sign alerting customers not to take tickets. That contradicted Super 1 Stop store manager Lisa Petriches’ earlier testimony that she had taped a sign that read “Do not take” on the can. But a former store clerk testified that Petriches posted the sign only

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Clashes erupted on Wednesday between assailants and mostly Islamist protesters gathered outside the Defense Ministry in the Egyptian capital, leaving nine people dead and nearly 50 wounded, security officials said. The violence is the latest episode in more than a year of turmoil in Egypt following the ouster of longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak and will likely fuel more tensions just three weeks ahead of presidential elections. TOKYO

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It must have been a wild ride. Japanese media say a Harley-Davidson motorcycle lost in last year’s tsunami has washed up on a Canadian island about 4,000 miles away. The rusted bike was found in a large white container where its owner, Ikuo Yokoyama, had kept it. He was located through the license plate number, Fuji TV reported Wednesday. The motorcycle is among the first items lost in the tsunami to reach the west coast of North America.

Thirteen charged in hazing death By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press


Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich pauses while announcing that he is suspending his presidential campaign, Wednesday, in Arlington, Va.

Gingrich throws in towel By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Va. — Newt Gingrich, the colorful former House speaker and fiery partisan, formally exited the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and vowed to help Mitt Romney’s bid to defeat President Barack Obama. Ending a campaign that seesawed between implosion and frontrunner and back again, Gingrich threw his support to his one-time rival as expected and promised his supporters he would continue to push conservative ideas. Gingrich bowed out of the race more than $4 million in debt and his reputation perhaps damaged. “Today, I am suspending the campaign. But suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship,” Gingrich told a hotel ballroom in suburban Washington. “We are now going to put down the

role of candidate and candidate’s spouse and take back the role of active citizens,” he said, adding he would continue to promote conservative ideas on college campuses, as well as through newsletters and films. He also urged conservatives to rally behind Romney as a better alternative than Obama. “This is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan. This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist president in American history,” Gingrich said. Gingrich saw extremes during his campaign. His senior staff resigned en masse last summer when Gingrich seemed unwilling to undertake a traditional campaign schedule of person-toperson campaigning and fundraising. Instead, he leaned on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as a steady stream of broadcast in-

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after Jones claimed the prize. Petriches brought the lawsuit against Jones, and Duncan joined it after the judge said at a January hearing that she may be the true owner of the ticket. Hughes ruled that Petriches and the store’s owner, Louie Dajani — whose corporation, Summer One LLC, joined the suit — weren’t entitled to anything. The judge instructed the winning side to write the judgment for his signature, and it will become official once Hughes signs it. Jones’ attorneys will then have 30 days to file an appeal.

Medicare fraud busts in 7 cities net 107 arrests

By KELLI KENNEDY and PETE YOST Associated Press

MIAMI — Federal authorities charged 107 doctors, nurses and social workers in seven cities with Medicare fraud Wednesday in a nationwide crackdown on unrelated scams that allegedly billed the taxpayer-funded program of $452 million — the highest dollar amount in a single Medicare bust in U.S. history. Health and Human Servic-

es Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder partnered in 2009 to increase enforcement by allocating more money and staff and creating strike forces in fraud hot spots. Among those arrested Wednesday were the owners of two community mental health centers in Baton Rouge, charged with billing $225 million in their scams. Hoor Naz Jafri and Roslyn Dogan allegedly recruited vulnerable patients, including el-

derly people, drug addicts and the mentally ill. Patient charts were doctored to show services that were billed to Medicare but often never given, according to an indictment. Authorities suspended their companies in May 2011, but the pair continued billing Medicare after purchasing another fraudulent company, according to the indictment. When feds shut down that company, the pair tried to sell their “beneficiaries” to other

providers in an attempt to keep making money. Five others were charged in connection with the Baton Rouge scam, capping a sixyear investigation. More than 50 defendants were also arrested in Miami in unrelated scams totaling $136 million involving community mental health centers and home health care agencies. A handful of those arrested also had criminal backgrounds, according to federal agents.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Thirteen people were charged Wednesday for their roles in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major who was severely beaten in what appears to be one of the biggest college hazing cases ever. The charges were announced more than five months after 26year-old Robert Champion died aboard a chartered bus parked outside an Orlando hotel following a performance against a rival school. The case has exposed a harsh tradition among marching bands at some colleges around the U.S. Champion was severely beaten by band members in November and had with bruises on his chest, arms, shoulder and back, authorities said. Witnesses told emergency dispatchers Champion was vomiting before he was found unresponsive aboard the bus. State Attorney Lawson Lamar said 11 of the 13 people will face a hazing resulting in death charge, a third-degree felony. If convicted, they could face up to nearly six years in prison. The other two people will face a misdemeanor charges. The names of those charged will not be released until they are all arrested, Lamar said. Legal experts had predicted prosecutors may file more serious charges like manslaughter and second-degree murder. The Champion family said they were disappointed. Champion’s mother, Pam, said she was glad charges were brought, but disappointed they weren’t more severe. “I thought there would be more serious charges,” she told The Associated Press. “I thought it should send a harsher message.” Prosecutors, however, didn’t think they had enough evidence. “The testimony obtained to date does not support a charge of murder, in that it does not contain the elements of murder,” Lamar said. “We can prove participation in hazing and a death. We do not have a blow or a shot or a knife thrust that killed Mr. Champion. It is an aggregation of things which exactly fit the Florida statute as written by the Legislature.” Florida’s hazing law was passed in 2005 following the death of University of Miami student Chad Meredith four years earlier. Meredith was drunk and died trying to swim across a lake at the behest of fraternity brothers. No criminal charges were filed in his case, but a civil jury ordered the fraternity Kappa Sigma to pay Meredith’s parents $12 million.

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Attorney: Flora at fault County tries to halt chief public defender’s lawsuit, saying he mismanaged office. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER

WILKES-BARRE – An attorney for Luzerne County has asked a judge to dismiss Chief Public Defender Al Flora’s lawsuit, arguing Flora does not have standing to bring the suit because he, not the county, is responsible for the problems he cites. Attorney John Dean also argues the lawsuit, which seeks to force the county to hire more public defenders, should be tossed because Flora failed to take actions that might resolve problems in his office. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit last month against the county on behalf of Flora and three indigent criminal defendants. The suit alleges the county’s failure to properly fund the public defender’s office has led to a severe staffing shortage that is threatening the constitutional rights of indigent defendants. Flora claims staffing problems forced him to implement

a policy that limits the types of cases the office will take. That’s meant some people who financially qualify for representation are being turned down and provided no other counsel. The county on Friday filed preliminary objections to the lawsuit – a legal document that seeks to dismiss the case prior to any pre-trial testimony or evidence gathering. Dean cites numerous legal issues, including an argument that Flora cannot bring the lawsuit because it was his decision to stop accepting cases. “Any deprivation that the individual plaintiffs are alleged to have suffered or are suffering are the direct result of (Flora’s) admitted refusal to perform the duties” of the office, Dean said. “Chief PD Flora cannot purposely refuse to perform his obligations . . . . in order to create a basis for him to claim standing to pursue the lawsuit.” Dean further argues that any issues with workload and resources in the public defender’s office is related to Flora’s “competency in managing the office,” not a lack of funding. He also faults Flora for fail-

ing to try alternatives, such as seeking volunteer attorneys, before demanding more staff. “There is no allegation in this case that Chief PD Flora utilized the authority available to him . . . to meet his obligations, or even that he, personally, accepted a caseload to assist with the workload in the office,” Dean said. Dean notes the county has not refused to provide funding to Flora’s office. The issue, he said, is that Flora simply disagrees with the county’s budgeting priorities. The ACLU will have an opportunity to respond to the objections. A judge will issue a ruling at a later date. Terrie Morgan-Besecker, a staff writer for The Times Leader, may be reached at 570-970-7179.




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PLAINS TWP. – The Joint Operating Committee that runs the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center approved a 2012-13 preliminary budget that increases total spending yet reduces how much each member district is expected to pay to help run the center. The center primarily serves students from five districts: Crestwood, Greater Nanticoke Area, Hanover Area, Pittston Area and Wilkes-Barre Area. The JOC consists of representatives from the school boards of those five districts. While the JOC draws up the budget, it must be ratified by each member school board. The proposed budget increases total spending from $8.65 million this year to $8.91 million next year. Salaries make up the biggest chunk, $4.15 million in the proposed

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overpayments. The county reassessment resulted in more than 2,000 courtlevel mediations. Additional mediations have been filed based on assessment appeals initiated in 2009 and later years, Schwager said. Schwager said he has wrapped up all but roughly 200 of the mediations stemming from appeals filed before the reassessment. Schwager said many of these original filings are in limbo because the property owners, mostly commercial, have not taken action to finalize agreements. He bases settlements largely on certified appraisals submitted by property owners. Plans for the next reassessment are still undecided. Past county commissioners had passed a resolution in 2003 requiring the county to complete a reassessment every four years to prevent assessments from getting stale. The resolution would have required new property values to be mailed this year because 2008 was the base year for the last reassessment. However, commissioners decided to ignore the resolution last year, saying the expense wasn’t justified when state statistics show the county’s assessments are still sound. Statistics from the State Tax Equalization Board released last July indicated Luzerne County’s assessments were the best in the state when the values were compared to actual sales. Another discussion about reassessment is expected when new figures come out this summer. The last revaluation cost $8 million and was more involved because the values had not been updated since 1965. The next reassessment is supposed to be completed in-house and cost significantly less, officials have said.

state taxes. Mundy, Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, and Sid Michael Kavulich, D-Taylor, voted against the bill. Reps. Mike Carroll, DAvoca, and Jerry Mullery, DNewport Township, were among 23 Democrats who joined 106 Republicans to vote in favor of the bill. Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Butler Township, and Karen Boback, RHarveys Lake, voted in favor.






PSU gives $1.1M for abuse research The Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE — Seeking to make amends for the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, the university said it has given more than $1.1 million in football bowl revenues to its new center for child abuse research and treatment. The Center for the Protection of Children, started in the wake of child sex abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, will offer treatment for abused children and a primary care clinic for fos-

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it to give more. Penn State’s share of Big Ten bowl proceeds totaled $2.6 million, of which $1.5 million has already been donated to the Pennsylvania Coalition against Rape, a group that operates rape crisis centers across the state. The Center for the Protection of Children will be based at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and bring together clinicians, scientists, legal scholars and educators. Its director, Dr. Andrea Taroli, said the project has an “ambitious agenda,” and that the

additional funding will help it get off the ground more quickly. “I am very excited that Penn State has enabled the Center to have a solid foundation upon which to build,” Taroli said. The center could collaborate with other Penn State entities, including the law school and its Children’s Advocacy Clinic, as well as the Children, Youth and Families Consortium. More than 400 faculty members from disciplines including human development, education and agriculture are involved in that effort.

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MYRTIS FUNKE BURNS, 67, died in Philadelphia Tuesday, March 13, 2012. She was born in Ashley on March 9, 1945, daughter of the late Dr. Alvin H. Funke and Jeanne Disque Funke. Myrtis graduated from both the Lower and Upper Schools of Wyoming Seminary, and from Beaver College. During her entire career, she worked for the City of Philadelphia. At the time of her retirement, she was Deputy Commissioner, Procurement Department. Surviving are husband, John Burns, Philadelphia; sisters, Dorothy Jeanne Perley, Williamsburg Va., Elsa Ann Bainer, Westerville, Ohio, and Gail Louise Stettler, Washington, D.C.; brother, Alvin Herman Funke, Ashley; aunt, Lucille Disque Bittenbender, Dallas; many nieces and nephews. A warm, caring and funloving person, Myrtis enjoyed reading, travel, and a summer home at Cape May, N.J. ADA N. TALARICO, R.N., 101, of Old Forge, died Monday, April 30, 2012, in Evergreen Health Care Center. Surviving are daughter, Angela and husband Michael Guarneiri, Bethany Beach; sons, Fredrick and wife Linda, Joseph and wife Sandra; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Grimes; niece, Ann Marie Lampman; several nieces, and nephews. Preceding are husband, Charles Talarico, in 1993; parents, Fredrick and Josephine Ricci Merli; three brothers; and three sisters. The funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Rd., Old Forge, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass in Prince of Peace Parish - St. Mary’s Church, W. Grace and Lawrence Sts., Old Forge. Interment will be in Old Forge Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. ANASTASIA B. NOWAKOWSKI, 78, formerly of West Wyoming, passed away Wednesday morning, May 2, 2012, in the Golden Living Center, East Mountain, Plains Township. Arrangements are pending from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

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JOHN “JACK” RIVIELLO, Dover, Del., formerly of Old Forge, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Delores Lidy; daughter, Barbara Belanger; sons, John Jr. and wife Kathryn, Frank and wife Julie; eight grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; sister, Angela Chico; several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceding are parents Frank and Anna Cerullo Riviello, four brothers, and two sisters. The funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Rd., Old Forge, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass in Prince of Peace Parish -- St. Mary’s Church, West Grace and Lawrence Streets, Old Forge. Interment will be in the Old Forge Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre. ROSEMARY FELDMAN of Downingtown, and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Born on October 9, 1925 in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Wineard and Katherine Carey Stern. She was a graduate of Scranton Tech, class of 1943, and former member of St. Theresa’s Church, Wilkes-Barre. She is survived by children, Robert and his wife Karen Feldman, May Jo and her husband Jeff Leyh; Denise Nardone, Frederick and his wife Ann Feldman; and seven grandchildren. Preceding her in death are husband, Fredrick W. Feldman; and granddaughter, Sarah Feldman. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from Mamary – Durkin Funeral Services, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. MR. MICHAEL (MICKEY) P. YAKALAVICH, of Pittston, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. PAULETTE B. HUEY, 66, Dallas, died Monday, April 30, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born in Wilkes-Barre on July 23, 1945, daughter of the late Peter and Frances Luzack Slabacewski. Paulette had resided in Dallas since 1970, where she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Church, Carverton. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Richard C.; daughter, Rachael Huey, Orrstown, Pa.; son, Richard C. Huey III; grandchildren, Annastashia R. Malone, Matthew E. Malone Jr., R.C. Huey III; and one great-granddaughter. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to St. Frances Cabrini Church in memory of Paulette B. Huey. Arrangements are entrusted to Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc., Funeral Home.











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olores (Dolly) Zellock Sweetra, of Luzerne, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Plains Township, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Fedorczyk Zellock. Dolly was a graduate of GAR High School, class of 1952. She was employed by American Tobacco until 1955, when she married the love of her life and soul mate, John (Jack) Sweetra. She was a loving wife and mother and dedicated her life to her family. Dolly loved being a homemaker -raising her children, baking, and cooking for them. She also loved going to estate sales. Dolly also had a love for animals, dogs, birds and her cat, Toby, who will miss her. Dolly and her husband, Jack, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in September of 2011. She will be truly missed by all her family and friends that knew her. Surviving, in addition to her husband John (Jack) Sweetra, are her loving children, Jack Sweetra


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(Christine Yordi), Sharon Sweetra (Emory Ishley), and Carol Sweetra (Nelson Spector); brother, Stephen Zellock and his wife Louise, Tucson, Ariz.; numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Bennett St., Luzerne. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the LehmanGregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville.

away Monday, April 30, 2012, in the Banner Dell Webb Hospital in Sun City West, Ariz. Born in the Keystone section of Plains Township on July 9, 1927, she was a daughter of Henry “Mac” and Josephine Answini. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, John ORavitz, Arizona; sons, Mark ORavitz, Scottsdale, Ariz., Jeff “John” St. James, Flowery Branch, Ga.; brother, Dominick Answini, West Wyoming; sisters, Lillian Answini and Betty Stella, both of Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, John Carter ORavitz, Newport Beach, Calif., and Dare Oravitz, an officer and ranger in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bragg N.C. Funeral services details will be released at a later date.

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Foster J. Ritchie Jr. May 1, 2012


oster J. Ritchie Jr., 62, Forty Fort, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in the arms of his loving wife, Rose, with whom he would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on July 2. Born on Feb. 11, 1950 in WilkesBarre, he was a son of the late Foster J. Ritchie Sr. and Nellie B. Ritchie. He graduated from Wyoming Valley West and Wilkes University. Foster had resided in Forty Fort for most of his life. He worked for Rose’s Tax Service Inc., prior to owning his own business, Wyoming Valley Video Inc., for 25 years. He continued to keep up with the latest movies. Before starting his business, he worked for Joe Nardone Gallery of Sound, and earlier for HUD during the floods. He was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. Foster was a member, and formerly held a term as treasurer of Knights of Columbus Assumpta Council 3989, Luzerne. He volunteered his time with many organizations from the Forty Fort Little League, Girl Scouts, Camp LIL Friendship, Forty Fort Park Restoration, bowling leagues and Valley Santa. Foster enjoyed his summer home, bowling and the casinos. Music was his passion. He loved to challenge himself and others about music. He was very creative. He did not only make something, he created the project. He put his all into it. He had a witty sense of humor and was a gentleman, kind-hearted, unselfish man. He has many qualities, but the one that will be remembered is he was always a loyal, faithful, opened-hearted, true friend.

Foster was a friend to everyone he met. His friendship knew no bounds. He was always surrounded by many. He will be missed by them all. Surviving are his wife, Rose Perillo Ritchie; daughter, Rosalie Noel Ritchie, Forty Fort; brother, John and his wife Paulette; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and godchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc., Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville, with Father Edward Lyman, officiating. The interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the staff and nurses at the Kingston Commons and Hospice Community Care and it’s Henry Cancer Center, for the extraordinary and compassionate care. We will be forever grateful.

ernard Komczyk, 66, of WilkesB Barre, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, in ManorCare Health

Services Inc., Kingston. Bernie was taken care of by the Bernadine Sisters of St. Stanislaus, Nanticoke. He attended White Haven School. Bernie was involved with Step by Step since 2005. His support staff, Scott Spencer and Scott Ceinki, were active members of Bernie’s life. Bernie was taken care of by Mary Jean Baird-Stanislow, supports coordinator, whose phone calls and visits Bernie looked forward to greatly. He worked at United Rehabilitation Services, Hazleton before retiring. He will be sadly missed by all of his friends, co-workers and caregiv-

ers throughout his life. Preceding him in death were his mother, Theresa Komczyk; aunt, Helen Stillman; and George Kuchman. Surviving are cousin, Robert Komczyk and wife, Susan, and their children, Adam and Alyssa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in St. Faustina Kowalka Parish/Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. The Rev. James Nash will officiate. Interment will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wanamie. Bernie’s support staff wishes to thank hospice and ManorCare in Kingston for taking such good care of Bernie. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Andrea L. Marion April 30, 2012 ndrea L. Marion, 68, of Pittston, passed away on Monday, April A 30, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General

Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1943 in Lincoln Park, N.J., daughter of the late John and Beatrice Bailey Schneider. She graduated from Boonton High School, Boonton, N.J., and was also a graduate of St. Mary’s Nursing School and New Jersey City College. Andrea was employed as an OB GYN nurse at Riverside Hospital, Mountain View Hospital, and Orange Memorial Hospital. She most recently resided at Heavenly Manor in Pittston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Handel; and brother, Kurt

Schneider. Surviving are her sons, Mike Marion and his wife Becky, Norwich, Conn., Matthew Marion, North Plainfield, N.J.; grandchildren, Cassandra and Jessica; several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Friday at noon from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., WilkesBarre. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Gray, chaplain of Compassionate Care Hospice, Scranton. Friends may call Friday from11a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101. Condolences can be sent to the family at

FUNERALS BRIGGS – Margaret, funeral 9 a.m. Friday in the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening. CALORE – Catherine, funeral 9:15 a.m. Friday in the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Parish, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 134 S. Washington St., WilkesBarre. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. DESIDERIO – Ruth, services 11 a.m. Friday in the Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden St., Bethlehem. Family and friends may call 10-11 a.m. Friday. FEDEROWICZ – Matilda, Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. KOMCZYK – Bernard, a Mass of Christian Burial 3 p.m. Friday in St. Faustina Kowolska Parish/ Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. LENAHAN – John, funeral services 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum located on the Dallas Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends may call Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. to

time of service in the mausoleum. MATTEI – Frank, Funeral Mass 10 a.m. today in Ss. Peter & Paul Parish, 13 Hudson Rd., Plains Township. MCGEEVER – James, celebration of life 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, in the grove at McGeever’s Pond. MOSCA – Mary Jane, funeral services 9 a.m. Friday in the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ann’s Chapel, N. Loveland Ave. and Hoyt St., Kingston. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. this evening in the funeral home. NICHOLSON – Helen, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until service time at 11a.m. today in the funeral home ORKWIS – Lucy, friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. A Mass of Christian

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Mullery urges unity in redrawn legislative districts By ANDREW M. SEDER

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HARRISBURG – Compactness, unity and preserving community identity were the themes state Rep. Gerry Mullery urged the Legislative Redistricting Commission to adhere to when considering redrawing the state’s legislative districts. Many of the nearly 30 people testifying during the commission’s public hearing on Wednesday argued for the same things. Mullery, a Democrat from Newport Township, spent his allocated 5 minutes blasting the five-member panel’s proposal that redraws the state’s 203 House and 50 Senate districts. Specifically, he took aim at a plan, he said, that “completely fractures the greater Hazleton area� by separating Hazle Township and West Hazleton Borough from the city of Hazleton. “I, along with the people and elected leaders of Hazle Township and West Hazleton, cannot understand any circumstance that would require the separation of these two great communities from Hazleton City,� Mullery said.

The commission has scheduled a second day of testimony on Monday at 2 p.m., to hear 17 more speakers.

He said that residents of the greater Hazleton area have been “treated like secondclass citizens.� A “singular, strong voice in Harrisburg� could correct those feelings, but approving the plans would do more to fuel them. Mullery offered amendments to the proposed maps that would keep the greater Hazleton area, Luzerne County’s South Valley region, the Mountain Top communities, the Five Mountain region and greater Wilkes-Barre together in their respective legislative districts. He said splitting them is “unnecessary� and he doesn’t believe the new plans for state maps meet the requirements mandated by the state constitution. The revised plan addresses concerns about splitting municipalities between districts that the state Supreme Court cited when it tossed out the original plan in a landmark

“I believe the Legislative Redistricting Commission’s preliminary plan fails to encapsulate the spirit of our Supreme Court’s most recent decision,� Mullery said. Many of those testifying Wednesday, including Common Cause Director Barry Kauffman and Lora Lavin of the League of Women Voters, said the new plans are an improvement over the ones the court threw out but need further improvement. State Sen. Daylin Leach, DKing of Prussia, said the maps were political gerrymandering pure and simple. Legislative districts must be balanced every decade to

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Ross Twp. plans four-day event in May to benefit fire company By JON O’CONNELL Times Leader Correspondent

ROSS TWP. -- Residents are gearing up for their annual volunteer fire company fundraiser and Memorial Day Parade. The fundraiser is to be held Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28 in the Sweet

Valley Volunteer Fire Department parking lot along Main Road in Sweet Valley. Township Supervisor and Assistant Fire Chief Stan Davis said the four-day event will feature rides, food and live music. Davis said the festival of sorts is the volunteers’ largest fun-

draiser each year. He said the department provides mutual aid services to surrounding municipalities, some of which do not have fire companies of their own, and that the department hopes for a good turnout. The parade is to take place

Monday, May 28 starting at 1:30 p.m. Schoolhouse Road will beclosed for the parade participants to prepare for their threefourths mile hike down Main Road to the fire department.

Hazleton OKs retailer fee By GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent

HAZLETON – Council member Karin Cabell said Wednesday night she was determined to protect the interests of city taxpayers. Cabell, speaking at the city council meeting, was responding to discussion of an ordinance that imposes a fee on city retailers for re-inspections by the city’s health inspector if their establishment failed an original inspection. Fellow council member Jean Mope said passage of the bill would place an unnecessary burden on city retailers. “If the bill is not passed, it will place a burden on the city and its taxpayers,” Cabell responded. “Retailers have a duty to keep their establishments in appropriate and healthy conditions.” The bill was amended and passed, directing that retailers would pay a reduced amount if a second inspection of their businesses was necessary. Council member Keith Bast said this compromise would benefit both retailers and residents of the city. In another matter, council passed a resolution to clarify eminent domain proceedings

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for property on Broad and Laurel streets, the site of the former Greco Centrum property. Solicitor Chris Slusser assured those present that in spite of the resolution, the city would need to litigate this matter only once, if the Grecos chose to appeal the city’s attempt to obtain the property. Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi defended the city’s decision to pursue the property to build a robotic parking garage funded with $4.8 million in gaming money secured by the city. Yannuzzi said a parking garage on Broad and Laurel would lend itself to increased business and revenue in downtown Hazleton. Council member Jim Perry also voiced support for the project. In another matter, police Chief Frank D’Andrea said he and Slusser were reviewing existing ordinances in order to keep city playgrounds safe. D’Andrea said lighting and hours of operation would be among the items addressed during the review.



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T’S BAD ENOUGH that defy the law so easily is a consethousands of workplaces quence of how broad the exstatewide can legally get emptions are and how the ban around Pennsylvania’s ban is enforced. The exemptions are too exon indoor smoking. But an untold number of bars that don’t tensive, given that the law was have exemptions are simply ig- intended to prevent workers noring the law altogether, and from being exposed to the health hazards of secondhand getting away with it. Post-Gazette reporter Patri- smoke. It creates two classes of cia Sabatini didn’t have any workers – those who have a safe workplace and trouble finding bars those who do not. that allow their cus- The best remedy Because it faced tomers to light up in- would be a change a tough battle beside, despite the in the law to fore passage by 2008 Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act eliminate nearly all the Legislature, that bans smoking of the exemptions the act was a compromise and does where people make a … not apply to half living, including bars the gambling floor and restaurants. She saw patrons smoking in vari- of casinos, some truck stops ous businesses in Allegheny and most tobacco shops and ciCounty, and she found them be- gar bars. In addition, bars can cause the establishments de- get exemptions if food purchasscribe themselves as smoker- es account for 20 percent or less of overall sales and if no friendly on websites. Some have been fined in the one under 18 is admitted. The best remedy would be a past for violating the law. Others get around complying even change in the law to eliminate after they’ve been rejected for nearly all of the exemptions, an exemption. Take the Moon- but the prospects for that are lite Cafe in Brookline. The bar/ slim at best. Immediately there restaurant applied for an excep- should be a more aggressive aption in 2008, and it has been ap- proach by the state Health Depealing its denial ever since. partment and the Bureau of LiThe law allows smoking to go quor Control Enforcement, on while appeals are pending, both of which have the power which has put on hold 14 com- to cite violators. plaints filed against it. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The fact that businesses can

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it is.” Carolee Medico Olenginski Luzerne County’s prothonotary this week learned that her legal challenge to the home rule charter has been unsuccessful, meaning her elected, row office post can be eliminated. She intends to apply for a permanent job as a director under the county’s new system.


Develop option to ‘Obamacare’


O MANY Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, derisively called “Obamacare,” but few have a plan of their own to replace it. They’d better think of something – and fast. While the GOP might not get its wish to dismantle the massive health care overhaul, the Supreme Court, which is considering its constitutionality, might strike down all or parts of the act before this session ends. Even Americans who aren’t fans of the act agree something has to be done about the skyrocketing costs of health care and insurance, which are eating ever larger portions of their incomes. If not the Affordable Care Act, then what? A study released last week illustrates just how out of control the situation has gotten. Researchers in California found the cost to remove an appendix there varied wildly, ranging from $1,500 to a staggering $180,000. They used data hospitals are required to submit to the EDITORIAL BOARD

state and, to get the fairest comparisons, only included similar, uncomplicated cases in patients ranging from 18 to 59 years old. Some of the disparities were from differences among patients and where they were treated. But there was no explanation for about one-third of the cost differences, according to The Associated Press, which reported on the study. The researchers and health experts say the problem is not unique to California. The report notes the Affordable Care Act, even if it remains intact, would have little effect on the disparities, although other countries have developed regulations that prevent such sticker shock. Maybe the act isn’t the answer to all of what’s wrong with health care. But lost in the GOP’s cries to overturn “Obamacare” is any credible solution for what’s fast becoming a crisis for working American families. The York Dispatch

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Proponents revved up about natural gas fleets

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merica has suffered economically during the last several decades; jobs have been lost and the Great Recession of 2008 is still rearing its ugly head. Much of this has to do with manufacturing moving offshore, the high cost of energy and substantial payments of U.S. dollars to foreign countries for oil. However, all of that is about to dramatically change. Natural gas in the United States is more accessible than ever and available at approximately $2 per MBtu compared to $15 per MBtu in Europe and Asia. If there ever will be a tipping point in the energy world, this should be considered. Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, along with the Borton-Lawson architecture and engineering firm and the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, are doing our parts by hosting an educational seminar Friday on the benefits of converting vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG). Industry leaders will be speaking on the many benefits of CNG conversion and how to execute the process. While this event is by invitation only for fleet operators, we would like to publicize that we believe it’s time for all of us to support the use of all types of natural gas vehicles. One outstanding example of leadership in this regard is the administrators of Plains Township, who recently installed a natural gas fueling station and purchased a natural gas-powered refuse truck. True, it is a tiny step toward energy sufficiency for our country, but Plains Township is paying the equivalent of less than $2 per gallon to fuel the truck. With the surging effort to become more self-reliant in regard to energy, the United States is on the fast-track to improving its economy and reducing our dependency on foreign oil, while substantially reducing the outgoing U.S. dollars to foreign countries, many of whose governments do not like us. America is on the move! I can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring, but this energy “thing” is big. Now, if only Congress and the president would adopt a sensible energy policy for America. Is that too much to ask? Gus Genetti President Genetti Hotel & Conference Center Wilkes-Barre

Monty’s life cherished by longtime family friend


fter reading The Times Leader’s article about the late Monty Evans (“Monty recalled as ‘one of a kind,’” April 24), I am compelled to offer a somewhat different and more personal perspective on his life. I met Monty more than 30 years ago through my longtime friendship with his son, Jim. My childhood memories of Monty’s twinkling eyes, engaging grin and

playful spirit are indelible. Even as I write, at a time of sadness, I cannot help but smile as I recall Monty’s irrepressible wit and vitality. The stories of Monty sporting old Hollywood fashions, presiding with style and aplomb over local black-tie gatherings and hosting parties at his popular Luzerne pub are legion. But to reduce Monty’s life into an assortment of vaudevillian anecdotes, as the newspaper’s tribute did, misses the mark. To be sure, Monty was a masterful showman and an unrivaled emcee. I was too young to ever watch him on a dais, though. Rather, I saw his kind heart, warm smile and infectious laugh on display in more mundane moments – in the living room of his home with Jim and Joan, his wife, in the family car on Sunday afternoon trips to the movies and from his one-man cheering section in the bleachers during our high school track meets. These are the moments that shaped my affection for Monty. Though I lost touch with Monty over the last decade, I remain close friends with Jim, who has inherited his father’s keen sense of humor, easy charm and good nature. For this I am thankful. I also feel deeply fortunate to have known Monty Evans as I did. I will reflect fondly on my youthful memories of him even as I try to emulate his zest for life in adulthood. Hugh M. Mundy Chicago

Hold USPS responsible for financial losses


am writing concerning the U.S. Postal Service and its lack of accountability. Is the post office doing anything to cut back? The USPS projects a loss of $14 billion, yet continues to hand out bonuses. Ask how many empty or near-empty buildings that the post office is maintaining. Ask for proof of the amount that was saved by moving the Wilkes-Barre mail processing facility to Scranton. Considering the cost of gas, it makes no sense to send our mail to Lehigh Valley, have it sorted, then turn around and send it back. A recent commentary by Paul Golias, retired managing editor of the Citizens’ Voice, states the USPS management has long been inept, arrogant and lacking vision. I readily agree. Isn’t it about time for our elected officials to step up to the plate? It seems a


crime that an institution that has been operating for more than 200 years is being destroyed by the very people who have been entrusted to support it. Sharon Zielinski Scranton

Hats off to DEP crew that de-littered roadway


give a big thank-you to the group of state Department of Environmental Protection workers who volunteered to clean up the two-mile stretch of Route 29 in Hanover Township. I drive that area every day and see the disgusting display of litter. As long as there are “piggy” people in the world, you always will have a job. I really appreciate the time you took from your busy lives to make the Earth a more beautiful place. Good job and thanks again! Irene Sanders Plymouth

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amily Service Association has been serving the community for 117 years. As with many of the human service agencies, it has become necessary to reach out to our neighbors, the business and medical communities, and our faithful donors to come to our aid to continue the work we do to build stronger communities through stronger families. Once again, we have been blessed with the generosity of those same groups of people that have come out to assist Family Service Association with their financial support. By doing so, our donors have been able to fill the shortfall in our budget due to cuts in funding resulting from economic hard times. As we approach June 30 and the end of our annual campaign, we ask that you think about what would happen to the families we serve if the association and the many other agencies that serve our community were to suddenly cut back vital programs and services. Where would these loving families, these vulnerable children, these senior members of society go for help? To those people who already have given to the FSAWV annual campaign, we thank you for your generosity and the investment you have made in our community. To those who haven’t, any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated. Please help us to continue the work. Send your tax-deductible contribution to Family Service Association, Annual Campaign, 31 W. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Or make a contribution using your credit card by calling (570) 823-5144 or visiting Ruth Kemmerer Director, Resource development and volunteer services Family Service Association Wilkes-Barre







L-L meeting draws packed house

Superintendent eyes changes to health care plan to help with district budget woes. By SARAH HITE

LEHMAN TWP. – Making changes to its health care plan will not save the Lake-Lehman School District from facing budget shortfalls in the coming years, but it might keep district cuts from hitting the bone, Superintendent James McGovern said Wednesday. He spoke in an auditorium packed with residents at a town hall meeting about the district’s current budget woes. The district is proposing to remove itself from the Northeast Pennsylvania Health Trust, a consortium of 11 districts formed to keep insurance costs low, in favor of a self-funded plan that could save about $1 million a year. The district was recently denied removal from the trust, as it requires at least one-year notice before a district can leave. McGovern proposed a motion for the trust to change its bylaws so the district can leave more quick-

Lake-Lehman business manager Tom Melone gives a break down of district budgets.


Lake-Lehman School District Superintendent Jim McGovern moderates a town hall meeting at the high school Wednesday.

ly. McGovern said the district plans to continue to fight for the health care changes. The district is facing a $1.8 million deficit for the 2012-13 school year, even with raising property taxes by 4.3 percent – the most the district could raise taxes without the decision going to a referendum vote. The district has made drastic

cuts to its budget since Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled the state budget last year, which cut nearly $1 million in revenues for the district. Tom Melone, business manager, said the current trend of decreasing revenues and increased expenditures will nearly deplete the district’s fund balance, akin to a savings account, this year and will leave the district $1.9 million in the red by 2013-14. Britt Trumbower, president of Small Business Insurance Services Inc. in Bear Creek, said the health care plan changes would not affect employees’ out-ofpocket expenses. The plan, called a health reimbursement arrangement, would lower the monthly costs of health

care while raising the deductible. That money would go into a district account, which would cover doctors’ visits, prescription costs and other expenses for employees, but would still result in an overall savings for the district. McGovern said if this action is not taken before the budget is passed in June, more drastic cuts will need to be made, including eliminating four to five elementary teachers by reducing class sizes, restructuring music and art by removing two positions, and other measures that would save only $1.39 million. School Board President Mark Koronoski said the district solicitor and other attorneys are looking into the matter, and he said the district will continue to pursue this measure despite the trust’s denial. He said the changes would need to be made by June 1 because the district will need a month to enroll in the new health care plan, which will most likely be under Blue Cross. McGovern said if the district fails to pass a budget for the coming year, the state can come into the district and make cuts to balance the budget.


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mour said. Students who sign the agreement signaling their intention to continue their education at Wilkes will have a Wilkes advisor while attending classes at LCCC. The advisor will help ensure that they register for appropriate courses and will help to facilitate their transition, according to Wilkes University Provost Reynold Verret. Those students will be able to take advantage of Wilkes’ clubs, speakers, sports events, and other co-curricular activities, giving them a head start on becoming part of the Wilkes community. ‘Wonderful opportunity’ Dana Clark, dean of students at LCCC, called the agreement “a wonderful opportunity for students” and one that “offers them the opportunity to move forward.” Leary said the deal “will serve many people with many different needs.” He mentioned high school students, single parents and people seeking new careers. Any concern the deal might lead to more students considering Wilkes to enroll first at LCCC as a less expensive option was brushed aside by Gilmour. He said Wilkes already enrolls 140 transfer students a year and he hopes to raise that to 200. “Our feeling is this (students

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liens for delinquent 2009 and 2010 fees. The liens do not specify the year for which the money is owed, however. Regner said she was one of dozens of people in line at the Wilkinson agency’s office in Kingston on Friday. Everyone she spoke to said they did not get a pre-lien notice. “I felt bad. There was this poor 80-year-old woman there who said she owned her house for 60 years and never had a problem,” Regner said. The Wilkinson agency’s contract with the county requires it to send out a pre-lien notice, according to Jim Brozena, executive director of the Flood Protection Authority.


Gov. Corbett’s proposal would hurt harness racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and the horse race industry, representatives say.

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Battoni and Soper agreed that a $72 million deduction from the fund would begin to push investments out of Pennsylvania and into neighboring states. The fund was created in the gaming act of 2004, which authorized the placement of slot machines at horse racetracks and yet-to-be-built casinos. The act mandated slot revenue be used for several purposes, such as property tax relief, to which 34 percent is dedicated. The horse racing industry, which was ex-

pected to lose gambling revenue with the addition of slots, was to receive 12 percent. The $72 million deduction, which represents about a third of the fund, comes on top of an already planned $47 million transfer to the state’s General Fund. Ed Kobesky, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, said the most immediate impact would be a reduction of purses by a minimum of 30 percent. “Given that purse monies are what owners use to pay trainers, vets, blacksmiths, stable hands and the like, a lot of people are going to either lose their jobs or see a dramatic loss of income. It’s difficult to say exactly how many

Nanticoke modifies pension fund boards NANTICOKE – Council voted unanimously on Wednesday on a pair of ordinances to modify the existing police and firefighter pension fund boards. Under the new ordinances, the two boards will consist of the mayor, a current council member appointed by the mayor, the police and fire chiefs and two members of their departments. In other business, council announced that Nanticoke will hold a citywide yard sale on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a rain date on Sunday. I Interested parties may stop by Anthracite Park beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday to pick up a list of residents who plan to participate in the sale. Steven Fondo

people work in these capacities here at Pocono alone, but a good estimate is 1,000,” Kobesky said, estimating job loss statewide to be between 10,000 and 15,000. Investors get spooked Kobesky predicts a long-term effect would be distrust by potential race horse industry investors. “It’s somewhat like creating a KOEZ zone and telling business owners they can count on tax relief for 10 years, then turning around at year four and saying, ‘We changed our mind.’ Without question it will stunt growth.” “If I were a track operator, I’d be very upset. Tracks like Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs pay in-

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was finally achieved after more than12 minutes. The record price includes the auction house’s fee. Sotheby’s said the pastel-on-board version of “The Scream” is the most colorful and vibrant of the four and the only version whose frame was hand-painted by the artist to include his poem, detailing the work’s inspiration. In the poem, Munch described himself “shivering with anxiety” and said he felt “the great scream in nature.” Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father was a friend and patron of the artist, said he sold the piece through Sotheby’s because he felt “the moment has come to offer the rest of the world the chance to own and appreciate this remarkable work.” “I have lived with this work all my life, and its power and energy have only in-

to the (fund) with the expectation that their own monies will be distributed back to help grow the industry. What’s happening here is totally contrary to the intent of the legislation,” he said. State Sen. John Yudichak, in whose district Pocono Downs is located, said the fund helped create “thousands of good Pennsylvania jobs, and it has made us a national leader in the horse racing industry.” “Job creation needs to be our number one priority in Harrisburg, so why is the administration taking $72 million away from proven job creators in the race horse and agriculture industries?” said Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township.

creased with time,” Olsen said. Proceeds from the sale will go toward the establishment of a new museum, art center and hotel in Hvitsten, Norway, where Olsen’s father and Munch were neighbors. The director of the National Museum in Oslo, Audun Eckhoff, says Norwegian authorities approved the Munch sale since the other versions of the composition are in Norwegian museums. One version is owned by the National Museum and two others by the Munch Museum, also in Oslo. Frahm had predicted the sale would break a record. A total of nine works now have sold for $80 million or more at auction, according to Sotheby’s. Besides “The Scream” and Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust,” only two other works have sold for more than $100 million at auction. Those are Picasso’s “Boy With a Pipe (The Young Apprentice)” for $104.1 million in 2004 and Alberto Giacometti’s “Walking Man I” for $104.3 million in 2010.

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census to 9,454 a decade later. Election Board Solicitor Michael Butera said the county may not be legally required to provide bilingual ballots, but officials didn’t want to risk a violation. County election board member John Newman said Piazza indicated costly voting machine software changes would be required to offer the bilingual ballots in specific polling places, so county officials decided to provide the bilingual option to all voters. The county also provided absentee ballots in Spanish, and a newspaper legal advertisement about a library referendum question in the Hazleton area was published in both English and Spanish. County officials said they received numerous inquiries and some negative comments about the bilingual option. County Interim Election Bureau Director Tom Pizano said the bilingual ballots were discussed before he took over office oversight but stressed county officials will review the law and census data to ensure compliance. Piazza, who could not be reached for comment Wednesday, was terminated April 11. Lehigh County experience Lehigh County has provided bilingual ballots since 2000, said the county election board’s deputy chief clerk Terri Harkins. The Spanish ballot choice is offered to all voters because Lehigh has the same voting machines and software issues as Luzerne County, she said. Lehigh also is required to pro-

UNDER NEW DEAL • Students admitted to LCCC may sign an agreement to enter the dual admissions program with Wilkes. • Students must have a minimum of 12 credits but no more than 30 credits earned at LCCC in order to enroll in the dual admissions program. • A grade-point average of 2.3 or better is also required. • The program will be available to students admitted to LCCC for the fall 2012 semester. • Students who do not enroll in the dual admissions program by the time they complete 30 credits at LCCC may still transfer to Wilkes when they complete their degree. Those students can enter Wilkes by following the admissions process already in place for transfer students with a two-year degree. • For more information, contact LCCC’s counseling office at 740-0451 or 1-800-377-LCCC, ext. 7451.

starting at a two-year school before transferring into a fouryear university) is increasingly becoming the case,” Gilmour said. A dual admissions agreement between LCCC and Temple University in Philadelphia went into effect this semester. That arrangement differs in some areas from the one with Wilkes. The Temple agreement allows LCCC graduates to qualify for $1,000 per year in scholarship aid, for up to three years, if their grade-point average is 3.3 to 3.64. If their GPA is 3.65 or higher, the scholarship money is $2,000 per year for up to three years. Stephen Menn, an assistant county solicitor, said he had not spoken yet to the Wilkinson agency regarding why the notices were not sent. He said Brozena was seeking to set up a meeting with agency officials to determine what happened and to decide how to resolve the matter. Mark Schuster, president of the Wilkinson agency, did not return several phone messages left over two days. Regner said she doesn’t dispute she owes the levee fee, and she agrees she has to pay the penalty. She thinks she and others who did not get a delinquency notice first should get a refund of the lien fees. “We should at least have gotten a late notice,” she said. “I will pay the late fee, but the $115 I was told to pay, I think should be reimbursed.” vide translators at polling places that exceed the 5 percent threshold, she said. The county’s computerized mapping department works with the election office to review census and county voter registration data to identify which polling places should provide interpreters, she said. Translators were stationed at 96 of the county’s 154 polling places in the primary, she said. Allentown, the county seat, has about 90 polling places and a Latino population of 35.9 percent based on the latest census figures, she said. Bilingual county employees also provide assistance to voters who call the election office with questions, she said. Court action in Berks Berks County, which includes the Reading area, started providing bilingual ballots around 2003 in response to a court action filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, which enforces the federal act, said the county’s election director Deborah Olivieri. The county analyzes census data and voter surnames to establish polling places that warrant interpreters. The county has 198 voting precincts, and the number receiving language assistance increased from 46 to 52 based on the latest census data, she said. The county also employs a full-time bilingual coordinator to handle the preparation of Spanish election material and training of interpreters, Olivieri said. “We’ve been very proactive,” she said. Luzerne County officials have stressed translators would be available, if needed, in past elections. Pizano said he was not aware of any assigned to specific polling places in the primary.






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Junior Seau has died at age 43.

Star LB found dead Police are investigating suicide


OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Junior Seau, a homegrown superstar who was the fistpumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to

A brief but improved start by the pitcher helped lift the Yankees.

Seau’s death in Oceanside, in northern San Diego County, stunned the region he represented with almost reckless abandon. The same intensity that got the star linebacker ejected for fighting in his first exhibition game helped carry the Chargers to their only Super Bowl, following the 1994 season. A ferocious tackler, he’d leap up, pump a fist and kick out a leg after dropping a ball

be a suicide. He was 43. Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau’s girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. A gun was found near him, McCoy said. Police said no suicide note was found and they didn’t immediately See SEAU, Page 6B know who the gun was registered to.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A stint on the disabled list may have been just what Manny Banuelos needed. The top prospect for New York, according to, was activated from the DL on Wednesday after back issues sidelined him for 19 days and pitched 32⁄3 innings after reaching 60 pitches, but he showed vast improvement from his previous outings. The left-hander only allowed two hits, strikYANKEES ing out five and didn’t walk any batters for the first time this season as he led Scranton/Wilkes RED WINGS Barre to a fifth straight win on Wednesday, a 2-1 victory over Rochester at Frontier Field. SWB moved four games over .500 for the first time this season with a record of 14-10 and the Yankees have now won10 of their last12 games to move within a half game of first place Pawtucket in the International League North Division. Buffalo and Lehigh Valley are also a half game behind the PawSox in the wild divisional standings. Rochester meanwhile was dealt its eighth straight defeat. In Banuelos’ previous two starts, he







Turning the tables


By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer


Road show rolling along

O’Brien’s tour of the Northeast will continue Tuesday at PSU Hazleton. JOE GIBBONS/THE TELEGRAM

Bill O’Brien has already settled into the familiar roles. Football coach. Recruiter. Family man, now that his wife and two sons have moved full-time to Centre County. This new thing? Celebrity? That’s going to take some getting used to. People across the country – diehard NFL O’Brien fans included – were left wondering who O’Brien was when Penn State named him head coach back in January. Now, as he continues an expansive tour of the Northeast, he’s the main attraction. “Ahh, I don’t think I’ll ever consider

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (15) picks himself up after clearing a puck from the crease of goaltender Brad Thiessen. The Penguins buckled down in their own end, allowing just one goal in the win.

Pens answer with 3-1 win to tie series By ROBIN SHORT For The Times Leader

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland — It was a tale of two very different teams in St. John’s Wednesday night for Game 2 of the AHL Eastern Conference semifinals, with a happy ending in store for the visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Joey Mormina’s shorthanded goal early in the third period proved to be the winner as the Penguins skated away with a 3-1 win over the St. John’s IceCaps to even their best-of-seven playoff series at a game apiece.

The series shifts to Wilkes-Barre Township for Games 3, 4 and 5 on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Tuesday night’s series-opener also finished in a 3-1 score, but it was the IceCaps who came out on top in that one, outshooting the Pens 37-20. On Wednesday, before 6,287 fans at Mile One Centre, it was the Penguins who took the play to the IceCaps, indicative of a shot count of 38-23 in favor of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In fact, the visitors were outshooting their hosts 10-0 13 minutes into the game.

“We played with a little more urgency in our game,” Penguins coach John Hynes said. “We had more performances throughout the lineup. Last night, we didn’t have as many guys who really came to play they way they needed to. “That was really the difference. Not so much how we played, but the fact more guys showed up.” Eric Tangradi and Jason Williams also scored for the Penguins. It was Williams’ second goal and 10th point in seven playoff games. See PENGUINS, Page 3B

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Wyoming Area senior finds spirit to keep on competing TO SAY THE young swimmer was scared standing at the edge of a pool of troubled waters would be understating things. She was afraid her life would change, if not end. Terrified to tell others her secret. Frightened about jumping back into sports. She was starting her senior year at Wyoming Area High School in September and Lauren Frisbie worried her dreams may be ending.

Goodell suspends four for bounties

Current and former Saints players will miss time in 2012 for their roles in Bountygate.

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PAUL SOKOLOSKI OPINION Because she had just been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “It was hard,” the daughter of Gary and Judy Frisbie of West Pittston. “I was 17 years old. I didn’t know what to think of it.” She soon had a lot more to think about. Just days after Lauren’s own cancer surgery, her mother Judy was diagnosed with breast cancer. “You’re scared, number one,”

Gary Frisbie said. Could life get any more difficult any quicker for a high school kid? “It’s my senior year. This is supposed to be the best year of my life,” Lauren Frisbie said. “It was one of the hardest and toughest for me.” She never buckled under the tremendous weight of worry. Mainly because Lauren Frisbie never gave in to fear. She was honored Wednesday during a UNICO dinner meeting with the Brian Piccolo Award, which is named after the former Chicago Bears running back who courageously

battled cancer before dying at the age of 26. Judy Frisbie, who remembers growing up watching Piccolo’s plight famously told, and often replayed, in a 1971 television movie called “Brian’s Song,” feels her daughter was an ideal recipient of an award that reflects such bravery. Lauren Frisbie never saw the movie, but she knows Piccolo’s story, and sees a lot of similarities between his battle and her own. “Our stories are kind of similar,” said Lauren Frisbie, who is See SOKOLOSKI, Page 3B


Wyoming Area senior Lauren Frisbie receives the Brian Piccolo Award Wednesday night.

Hoping to close the book on bounties, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints defensive captain Jonathan Vilma without pay for all of next season Wednesday and gave shorter bans to three other players for their leading roles in the team’s cash-for- Vilma hits system that knocked key opponents out of games from 2009-11. Defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, now with the Hargrove Green Bay Packers, was suspended for the first half of the 16-game season; Saints defensive end Will Smith was barred for the Smith opening four games; and linebacker Scott Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, will miss the first three games of 2012. Fujita Like Vilma, they were suspended without pay, costing each hundreds of thousands of dollars. The league said its investigation showed “a significant number of players participated” in the bounties — by ponying up cash or collecting it — but noted that “the players disciplined participated at a different and more significant level.” Add the losses of Vilma and Smith to the previously announced suspension of head coach Sean Payton for all of 2012, along with shorter penalties for general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant coach Joe Vitt, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came down hard on the Saints ahead of a season that will end with New Orleans hosting the Super Bowl. As attention to concussions has increased in recent seasons, Goodell has emphasized the importance of player safety via rules enforcement and threats of fines or suspensions. The NFL is facing dozens of lawsuits brought by more than 1,000 former players who say the league didn’t do enough to warn them about — or See BOUNTIES, Page 4B


THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 HOCKEY 5 a.m. NBCSN — IIHF World Championships, pool play, United States vs. France, at Helsinki



BY ROXY ROXBOROUGH BOXING REPORT: In the WBA super welterweight title fight on May 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is -$700 vs. Miguel Cotto at +$500. Under 9.5 rounds: +$200.. Over 9.5 rounds: -$240.. Mayweather by KO, TKO or DQ: +$130.. Mayweather by decision: -$110.. Cotto by KO, TKO or DQ: +$800.. Cotto by decision: +$1400.. Fight will end in a draw: +$3000. INJURY REPORT: On the NBA board, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is out. Follow Eckstein on Twitter at CIRCULAR REPORT: On the NBA board, the Celtics - Hawks circle is for Boston guard Ray Allen (questionable) and Atlanta forward Josh Smith (doubtful). BASEBALL Favorite



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7 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 3, Miami at New York 9:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 3, Oklahoma City at Dallas


7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, Philadelphia at New Jersey 10 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, St. Louis at Los Angeles

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended free agent minor league RHP Dewin Silverio 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. American League BOSTON RED SOX—Placed 3B Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day DL. Recalled 3B Will Middlebrooks and RHP Clayton Mortensen from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned 1B-OF Lars Anderson to Pawtucket. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Optioned LHP Evan Crawford to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Joel Carreno from Las Vegas. National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Placed 1B Jim Thome on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Erik Kratz from Lehigh Valley (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Selected the contract of RHP Jeff Suppan from Tucson (PCL). Placed LHP Cory Luebke on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 28. Transferred INF-OF Kyle Blanks to the 60-day DL.


National Football League NFL—Suspended New Orleans LB Jonathan Vilma for the season, Green Bay DL Anthony Hargrove eight regular-season games, DE Will Smith four regular-season games and Cleveland LB Scott Fujita three regular-season games for their participation in the Saints bounty program. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Signed NG Ma’ake Kemoeatu. CHICAGO BEARS—Agreed to terms with WR Alshon Jeffery on a four-year contract. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed LB Vontaze Burfict, C Ben Bojicic, CB Derrius Brooks, LS Bryce Davis, QB Tyler Hansen, WR Justin Hilton, LB Grant Hunter, LB Brandon Joiner, DE Julian Miller, WR Kashif Moore, WR Taveon Rogers, OL Mike Ryan, HB Rodney Stewart and OT Landon Walker. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Claimed P Spencer Lanning off waivers from Jacksonville. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Waived TE Daniel Hardy and G Butch Lewis. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed OL Ed Wang. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed DT Eric LeGrand.


National Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES—Signed C Roman Cervenka to a one-year contract. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Named Marc Bergevin general manager.


SUN BELT CONFERENCE—Announced that Texas State will join the league in July 2013 and begin conference play for the 2013-14 academic year. ASSUMPTION—Named Nicholas Smith director of athletics. CAMPBELL—Promoted Tim Crooks to associate head men’s and women’s golf coach. HOUSTON—Announced the resignation of women’s soccer coach Susan Quill. ITHACA—Named Jon Tanous men’s assistant basketball coach. KEUKA—Named Katie Marcella women’s basketball coach. LAMAR—Named Carey Bailey defensive line coach and Kevin Barbay wide receivers coach. NORTH CAROLINA A&T—Names Tarrell Robinson women’s basketball coach. NORTH CAROLINA STATE—Released freshman men’s basketball F Tyler Harris so he can transfer. RICE—Announced Rice freshman basketball F Ahmad Ibrahim withdrew from school. ST. AUGUSTINE’S—Named Chris Parker assistant football coach and Jarita Crump women’s assistant basketball coach.

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS H.S. BASEBALL Crestwood at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Holy Redeemer, 4:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Coughlin at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Delaware Valley at Hazleton Area, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Crestwood, 7 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Crestwood at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Holy Redeemer, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Hazleton Area, 4:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Berwick at Lake-Lehman Hazleton Area at Tunkhannock North Pocono at Holy Redeemer HS TRACK AND FIELD Meyers at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS LACROSSE Lake-Lehman at Dallas, 5 p.m. H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Lake-Lehman at Dallas COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD MAC Championships MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE MAC Tournament

H O C K E Y National Hockey League

FRIDAY, MAY 4 H.S. BASEBALL Hanover Area at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. Northwest at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Delaware Valley at North Pocono, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Meyers, 7 p.m. Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium H.S. SOFTBALL Coughlin at Berwick, 4:15 p.m. Hanover Area at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. Northwest at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS District 2 team tournament quarterfinals H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Coughlin at Delaware Valley COLLEGE BASEBALL Freedom Conference Tournament at Quakertown COLLEGE SOFTBALL Freedom Conference Tournament COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD MAC Championships

SATURDAY, MAY 5 H.S. BASEBALL Hazleton Area at West Scranton, 1 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Meyers at Berwick, 11 a.m. Northwest at Tunkhannock, 11 a.m. H.S. TRACK AND FIELD James Cross Invitational at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium, 1:30 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL Freedom Conference Tournament at Quakertown COLLEGE SOFTBALL Freedom Conference Tournament COLLEGE TENNIS MAC Team Tournament COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD MAC Championships, TBA MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE MAC Tournament WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE MAC Tournament

SUNDAY, MAY 6 COLLEGE BASEBALL Freedom Conference Tournament at Quakertown

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GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, first round, at Sevilla, Spain 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, first round, at Charlotte, N.C.


5:30 p.m. WQMY — North Pocono at Holy Redeemer

Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday, April 11 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Thursday, April 12 NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2 San Jose 3, St. Louis 2, 2OT Boston 1, Washington 0, OT Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Friday, April 13 New Jersey 3, Florida 2 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Saturday, April 14 Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT St. Louis 3, San Jose 0 Chicago 4, Phoenix 3, OT Sunday, April 15 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Florida 4, New Jersey 2 Los Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Monday, April 16 NY Rangers 1, Ottawa 0 Boston 4, Washington 3 St. Louis 4, San Jose 3 Tuesday, April 17 Florida 4, New Jersey 3 Nashville 3, Detroit 1 Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Wednesday, April 18 Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Pittsburgh 10, Philadelphia 3 Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1 Thursday, April 19 New Jersey 4, Florida 0 Washington 2, Boston 1 Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT St. Louis 2, San Jose 1 Friday, April 20 Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 Nashville 2, Detroit 1, Nashville wins series 4-1 Saturday, April 21 Washington 4, Boston 3 Florida 3, New Jersey 0 Ottawa 2, NY Rangers 0 St. Louis 3, San Jose 1, St. Louis wins series 4-1 Chicago 2, Phoenix 1, OT Sunday, April 22 Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia wins series 4-2 Boston 4, Washington 3, OT Los Angeles 2, Vancouver 1, OT, Los Angeles wins series 4-1 Monday, April 23 NY Rangers 3, Ottawa 2 Phoenix 4, Chicago 0, Phoenix wins series 4-2 Tuesday, April 24 New Jersey 3, Florida 2, OT Wednesday, April 25 Washington 2, Boston 1, OT, Washington wins series 4-3 Thursday, April 26 NY Rangers 2, Ottawa 1, NY Rangers wins series 4-3 New Jersey 3, Florida 2, 2OT, New Jersey wins series 4-3 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Friday, April 27 Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT


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Saturday, April 28 NY Rangers 3, Washington 1 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1 Sunday, April 29 Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 3, OT Phoenix 5, Nashville 3, Phoenix leads series 2-0 Monday, April 30 Washington 3, NY Rangers 2, series tied 1-1 Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 2, Los Angeles leads series 2-0 Tuesday, May 1 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1, series tied 1-1 Wednesday, May 2 NY Rangers 1, Washington 1, series tied 1-1 Phoenix at Nashville, late Today's Games Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Friday, May 4 Phoenix at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 NY Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6 St. Louis at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7 Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. x-Nashville at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD Wednesday, May 9 x-NY Rangers at Washington, TBD x-Phoenix at Nashville, TBD Thursday, May 10 x-Philadelphia at New Jersey, TBD x-St. Louis at Los Angeles, TBD Friday, May 11 x-Nashville at Phoenix, TBD Saturday, May 12 x-Washington at NY Rangers, TBD x-New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD

American Hockey League Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Connecticut 3, Bridgeport 0 Thursday, April 19: Connecticut 3, Bridgeport 0 Saturday, April 21: Connecticut 3, Bridgeport 0 Sunday, April 22: Connecticut 4, Bridgeport 3, OT Norfolk 3, Manchester 1 Friday, April 20: Norfolk 3, Manchester 2 Saturday, April 21: Manchester 5, Norfolk 2 Wednesday, April 25: Norfolk 5, Manchester 2 Friday, April 27: Norfolk 4, Manchester 3, OT Penguins 3, Hershey 2 Friday, April 20: Penguins 3, Hershey 1 Saturday, April 21: Penguins 7, Hershey 2 Wednesday, April 25: Hershey 4, Penguins 3, OT Friday, April 27: Hershey 4, Penguins 1 Saturday, April 28: Penguins 2, Hershey 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Toronto 3, Rochester 0 Thursday, April 19: Toronto 4, Rochester 3 Saturday, April 21: Toronto 4, Rochester 3 Monday, April 23: Toronto 3, Rochester 0 EASTERN CONFERENCE St. John's 3, Syracuse 1 Friday, April 20: St. John’s 3, Syracuse 2 Saturday, April 21: Syracuse 4, St. John’s 3 Wednesday, April 25: St. John’s 5, Syracuse 1 Friday, April 27: St. John’s 4, Syracuse 3, OT WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 3, Chicago 2 Thursday, April 19: San Antonio 5, Chicago 4, OT Saturday, April 21: San Antonio 4, Chicago 3 Tuesday, April 24: Chicago 3, San Antonio 2 Wednesday, April 25: Chicago 3, San Antonio 1 Friday, April 27: San Antonio 3, Chicago 2, 2OT Oklahoma City 3, Houston 1 Thursday, April 19: Oklahoma City 5, Houston 0 Friday, April 20: Oklahoma City 4, Houston 1 Sunday, April 22: Houston 1, Oklahoma City 0 Tuesday, April 24: Oklahoma City 5, Houston 2 Abbotsford 3, Milwaukee 0 Friday, April 20: Abbotsford 6, Milwaukee 2 Sunday, April 22: Abbotsford 4, Milwaukee 2 Wednesday, April 25: Abbotsford 4, Milwaukee 2 DIVISION FINALS BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Connecticut 1, Norfolk 0 Wednesday, May 2: Connecticut 3, Norfolk 1 Friday, May 4: Connecticut at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Norfolk at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Monday, May 7: Norfolk at Connecticut, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Norfolk at Connecticut, 7 p.m. x-Friday, May 11: Connecticut at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 13: Connecticut at Norfolk, 5 p.m. St. John's 1, Penguins 1 Tuesday, May 1: St. John’s 3, Penguins 1 Wednesday, May 2: Penguins 3, St. John’s 1 Saturday, May 5: St. John’s at Penguins, 7:05 p.m. Sunday, May 6: St. John’s at Penguins, 4:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: St. John’s at Penguins, 7:05 p.m. x-Friday, May 11: Penguins at St. John’s, 6 p.m. x-Saturday, May 12: Penguins at St. John’s, 6 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Abbotsford 1, Toronto 0 Tuesday, May 1: Abbotsford 3, Toronto 1 Thursday, May 3: Abbotsford at Toronto, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Toronto at Abbotsford, 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 8: Toronto at Abbotsford, 10 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Toronto at Abbotsford, 10 p.m. x-Saturday, May 12: Abbotsford at Toronto, 3 p.m. x-Sunday, May 13: Abbotsford at Toronto, 3 p.m. Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio Thursday, May 3: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Monday, May 7: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. x-Friday, May 11: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 13: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 15: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

B A S E B A L L Minor League Baseball International League North Division W L Pct. GB Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 16 11 .615 — Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 16 11 .577 1 Yankees ................................... 14 10 .565 11⁄2 1 Buffalo (Mets)........................... 15 11 .560 1 ⁄2 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 10 16 .400 51⁄2 Rochester (Twins) ................... 9 16 .375 6 South Division W L Pct. GB Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 18 8 .708 — Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 14 16 .481 51⁄2 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 9 16 .375 8 Durham (Rays)......................... 10 18 .333 91⁄2 West Division W L Pct. GB Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 16 9 .625 — Indianapolis (Pirates)............... 13 11 .542 2 Columbus (Indians) ................. 14 11 .542 2 1 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 9 19 .333 7 ⁄2 Wednesday's Games Lehigh Valley 5, Charlotte 4 Durham 7, Louisville 5 Buffalo 5, Syracuse 2 Toledo 5, Pawtucket 3 Gwinnett 7, Columbus 4, Game 1 Columbus 3, Gwinnett 2, Game 2 Yankees 2, Rochester 1 Indianapolis 3, Norfolk 1 Today's Games Syracuse at Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. Pawtucket at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Gwinnett at Columbus, 6:35 p.m. Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Rochester vs. Yankees at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Friday's Games Pawtucket at Toledo, 7 p.m. Syracuse at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Gwinnett at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Rochester vs. Yankees at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.





B A S K E T B A L L National Basketball Association Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Saturday, April 28 Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Miami 100, New York 67 Orlando 81, Indiana 77 Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98 Sunday, April 29 San Antonio 106, Utah 91, San Antonio leads series 1-0 L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88 Atlanta 83, Boston 74 L.A. Clippers 99, Memphis 98, L.A. Clippers lead series 1-0 Monday, April 30 Miami 104, New York 94, Miami leads series 2-0 Indiana 93, Orlando 78, series tied 1-1 Oklahoma City 102, Dallas 99, Oklahoma City leads series 2-0 Tuesday, May 1 Boston 87, Atlanta 80, series tied 1-1 Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92, series tied 1-1 L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100, L.A. Lakers lead series 2-0 Wednesday, May 2 San Antonio 114, Utah 83, San Antonio leads series 2-0 Indiana 97, Orlando 74, Orlando leads series 2-1 L.A. Clippers at Memphis, late Today's Games Miami at New York, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 4 Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 Indiana at Orlando, 2 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 4:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 10 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at New York, 3:30 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 7 x-Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8 or 9 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 or 9:30 p.m. Orlando at Indiana, TBD x-Boston at Atlanta, TBD x-Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 x-New York at Miami, TBD x-Utah at San Antonio, TBD x-L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD Thursday, May 10 x-Chicago at Philadelphia, TBD x-Atlanta at Boston, TBD x-Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD x-L.A. Lakers at Denver, TBD Friday, May 11 x-Miami at New York, TBD x-Indiana at Orlando, TBD x-San Antonio at Utah, TBD x-Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD Saturday, May 12 x-Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD x-Boston at Atlanta, TBD x-Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD Sunday, May 13 x-New York at Miami, TBD x-Orlando at Indiana, TBD x-Utah at San Antonio, TBD x-L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD

H A R N E S S R A C I N G Pocono Downs Results First - $11,000 Pace 1:51.0 4-Electrofire (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.40 2.10 2.10 3-Pictonian Pride (Ma Kakaley) 2.60 2.60 8-Armbro Billow (Er Carlson) 16.00 EXACTA (4-3) $5.60 TRIFECTA (4-3-8) $41.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $10.25 SUPERFECTA (4-3-8-1) $360.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $18.04 Scratched: Where’s Waldo Second - $11,000 Trot 1:56.1 2-Swan Image (Ma Romano) 53.60 14.20 7.60 4-Folk Tail (Ma Kakaley) 3.60 3.20 3-Tober (Da Ingraham) 2.60 EXACTA (2-4) $207.00 TRIFECTA (2-4-3) $447.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $111.75 SUPERFECTA (2-4-3-8) $3,218.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $160.90 DAILY DOUBLE (4-2) $41.00 Third - $11,000 Pace 1:54.3 9-Rock Three Times (Ty Buter) 6.00 4.00 3.40 4-Rockabella (Ge Napolitano Jr) 16.60 9.40 2-Mr Erv (Le Miller) 4.20 EXACTA (9-4) $121.20 TRIFECTA (9-4-2) $824.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $206.05 SUPERFECTA (9-4-2-8) $8,680.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $434.04 Fourth - $4,500 Pace 1:53.2 6-Roseann Ken Win (Ja Morrill Jr) 4.00 2.80 2.10 1-No Mo Parking (An Napolitano) 3.60 2.60 3-Fox Valley Dazzle (Er Carlson) 2.80 EXACTA (6-1) $12.60 TRIFECTA (6-1-3) $48.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $12.15 SUPERFECTA (6-1-3-2) $170.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $8.51 Scratched: Fortunes Smile Fifth - $11,000 Trot 1:58.0 3-Transgressive (Mi Simons) 9.80 6.40 4.20 1-Four Starz Clyde (An Napolitano) 5.00 3.80 9-Cantab Cabela (To Schadel) 3.40 EXACTA (3-1) $76.40 TRIFECTA (3-1-9) $289.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $72.45 SUPERFECTA (3-1-9-8) $1,812.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $90.62 PICK 3 (9-6-3) $67.80 PICK 3 (9-9-3) $67.80 Sixth - $8,500 Pace 1:53.4 7-Firiel Hanover (Ja Morrill Jr) 6.40 3.80 3.20 1-Peteantnart (Ja Pantaleano) 3.80 4.60 2-Harper Lee (Ty Buter) 8.00 EXACTA (7-1) $29.60 TRIFECTA (7-1-2) $327.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $81.90 SUPERFECTA (7-1-2-9) $3,991.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $199.56 Seventh - $14,000 Trot 1:54.4 8-Opinion Hanover (Mi Simons) 5.60 3.40 3.00 5-Aunt Mel (Ja Morrill Jr) 3.20 2.40 1-Martino (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.80 EXACTA (8-5) $28.80 TRIFECTA (8-5-1) $113.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $28.25 SUPERFECTA (8-5-1-4) $322.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $16.13 Eighth - $11,000 Pace 1:51.0 8-I Wanna Go Fast (La Stalbaum) 7.00 3.00 3.80 4-Mccedes (Ma Kakaley) 3.60 3.40 9-Sand Savage (An McCarthy) 18.00 EXACTA (8-4) $17.80 TRIFECTA (8-4-9) $352.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $88.10 SUPERFECTA (8-4-9-1) $2,083.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $104.16 Scratched: Corky Baran Ninth - $13,000 Trot 1:53.4 7-Tui (An Napolitano) 6.60 5.20 4.00 9-Trottin Troy (Ja Morrill Jr) 6.60 4.20 4-M C Felix (Ge Napolitano Jr) 6.80 EXACTA (7-9) $48.20 TRIFECTA (7-9-4) $263.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $65.90 SUPERFECTA (7-9-4-5) $929.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $46.47 PICK 4 (7-8-8-7 (4 Out of 4)) $276.80 Tenth - $14,000 Pace 1:53.2 8-G G Roulette (Ja Morrill Jr) 5.20 3.40 3.40 4-Blue Monster (Jo Bongiorno) 3.80 2.80 3-Woes Jet Filly (An Napolitano) 4.00 EXACTA (8-4) $35.80 TRIFECTA (8-4-3) $240.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $60.15



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BULLETIN BOARD MEETINGS Back Mountain baseball and softball will hold a board meeting Monday at 7 p.m., at the DaddowIsaacs American Legion located on Route 415 in Dallas. A general meeting, open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m. Visit for more information. Wyoming Valley West Softball Booster Club will have a meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 at the WVW Middle School. Parents of all players are encouraged to attend. Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association will be meeting Tuesday at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Room 164. Plans for Senior Day and banquet will be discussed. Parents of players in grades 7th -12th are urged to attend. The Berwick Boys High School Basketball Boosters will hold its monthly meeting Monday in the gymnasium lobby at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the basketball program should attend this meeting. For more information, contact coach Jason Kingery at 394-7115 or Hanover Area Cheerleading Booster Club will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Pittston Area Soccer Booster will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Tony’s Pizza and Wine Cellar. Plans for the Patriot Cup will be discussed. Parents of all players should attend. The Sand Springs Thursday Night Men’s Mad Hackers League will hold its annual meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Clubhouse Restaurant. Anyone interested in playing in the league is encouraged to attend. For more information, call the pro shop at 788-5845. South Wilkes-Barre Little League will meet Sunday at the Riverside Cafe on Old River Road. Board will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 6:30 p.m. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Wyoming Area Boys Soccer Applications are currently being accepted for Head Coach for the 2012 fall season. Submit a letter of interest to Frank Parra, Athletic Director. Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer fall registration will be held today and Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Exeter Scout Home, located in the rear of the Exeter Borough building on the corner of Wyoming Ave. and Lincoln St.. Cost is $48 if a uniform is not needed, and $63 if a uniform is needed. For more information, visit Hanover Area Youth Soccer will hold fall registrations from 6:30-8 p.m. today and Tuesday in the high SUPERFECTA (8-4-3-5) $1,801.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $90.07 Eleventh - $14,000 Trot 1:57.4 4-Hurrikane Brockton (Ge Napolitano Jr) 10.80 4.80 3.20 2-Vacation Credit (Ty Buter) 2.80 2.10 1-Devilicious (Jo Pavia Jr) 2.80 EXACTA (4-2) $27.40 TRIFECTA (4-2-1) $87.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $21.90 SUPERFECTA (4-2-1-8) $374.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $18.73 Scratched: Learn My Lesson Twelfth - $9,000 Pace 1:53.1 4-B J’s Skye (An Napolitano) 4.80 3.20 2.20 6-Hot List (Ch Ryder) 12.20 6.40 5-Cinderosa (Jo Pavia Jr) 2.20 EXACTA (4-6) $60.60 TRIFECTA (4-6-5) $202.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $50.50 SUPERFECTA (4-6-5-8) $3,345.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $167.25 PICK 3 (8-4-4) $130.80 Scratched: Bronwen B Thirteenth - $11,000 Pace 1:53.3 4-E Z Noah (Ty Buter) 4.20 2.40 2.10 6-Ufdragons Rocket (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.80 3.60 1-Chester Hanover (Ma Romano) 3.80 EXACTA (4-6) $17.80 TRIFECTA (4-6-1) $118.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $29.50 SUPERFECTA (4-6-1-3) $477.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $23.88 Fourteenth - $11,000 Pace 1:52.1 2-Miss Annie J (Ja Pantaleano) 4.00 2.60 2.20 4-Gordyyy’s Pet (Ja Morrill Jr) 4.20 3.80 7-Sandy Absolut (Ji Taggart Jr) 6.00 EXACTA (2-4) $12.80 TRIFECTA (2-4-7) $219.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $54.95 SUPERFECTA (2-4-7-3) $1,680.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $84.02 Fifteenth - $9,500 Pace 1:54.2 6-How ’Bout A Smooch (Ja Morrill Jr) 2.20 2.10 2.10 3-Paints Hall (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.40 2.20 2-Traveling Jeanie (Ma Kakaley) 7.20 EXACTA (6-3) $4.00 TRIFECTA (6-3-2) $33.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $8.30 SUPERFECTA (6-3-2-1) $143.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $7.16 Sixteenth - $11,000 Trot 1:58.0 4-Celebrity Hall (An McCarthy) 20.80 7.20 4.20 3-Bold Fresh (Ja Morrill Jr) 6.40 5.00 9-Order By Me (Br Simpson) 9.00 EXACTA (4-3) $83.00 TRIFECTA (4-3-9) $861.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $215.30 SUPERFECTA (4-3-9-5) $4,459.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $222.97 LATE DOUBLE (6-4) $20.20 Total Handle-$393,678

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Pittston Area remains atop its division The Times Leader staff

HONESDALE — Allie Barber recorded all five goals as Pittston Area defeated Honesdale 5-1 Wednesday to stay in first place in Division 2-B of Wyoming Valley Conference girls soccer. The Patriots (7-3) hold a slim lead over North SPocono (63-1) for the divisional title with both teams having three games remaining. They play Friday at Pittston Area in a game origi-

nally scheduled for next Monday. Jackie Sanchez recorded Honesdale’s only score.

Pittston Area............................................... 3 2 — 5 Honesdale .................................................. 1 0 — 1 First half: 1. PA, Allie Barber (Carly Filipski) 7th min; 2. PA, Barber (Filipski) 15th; 3. PA, Barber 19th; 4. HON, Jackie Sanchez (Seneca Propst) 38th; Second half: 5. PA, Barber 48th; 6. PA, Barber 50th. Shots: PA 13, HON 5; Saves: PA 4 (Jordan Cumbo), HON 8 (Martin); Corners: PA 6, HON 3.

North Pocono 6, Wyoming Seminary 0

Alyssa Hamill scored two goals in the shutout victory for the Trojans. Casey O’Connell contributed with one goal and one assists. Wyoming Seminary ................................... 0 0 — 0 North Pocono ............................................. 2 4 — 6 First half: 1. NP, Alyssa Hamill 14th min; 2. NP, Hamill 17th; Second half: 3. NP, Sara Moss (Casey O’Connell) 48th; 4. NP, O’Connell (Mariana Azevedo) 50th; 5. NP, Joi James (Miranda Tripus) 60th; 6. NP, Sin’Deara Harris 78th. Shots: SEM 4, NP 18; Saves: SEM 6 (Rebecca Czajkowski), NP 4 (Olga Bilardi, Margaret King); Corners: SEM 2, NP 2.

Lake-Lehman 5, Wyoming Valley West 0

The Black Knights defeated the Spartans behind three goals from Shoshana Mahoney. Emily Sutton contributed with one goal and two assists.

Wyoming Valley West .............................. 0 0 — 0 Lake-Lehman ............................................. 1 4 — 5 First half: 1. LL, Shoshana Mahoney (Emily Sutton) 30th min; Second half: 2. LL, Mahoney (Morgan Goodrich) 41st; 3. LL, Katie Heindel (Sutton) 72nd; 4. LL, Mahoney (Hannah Stull) 73rd; 5. LL, Sutton (Kaylee Hillard) 75th. Shots: WVW 3, LL 23; Saves: WVW 12 (Margaret D’Angelo), LL 3 (Denae Sutliff); Corners: WVW 0, LEH 5.


Mountaineers edge Tunkhannock The Times Leader staff

The Dallas boys track team defeated Tunkhannock 79-71 on Wednesday in a Wyoming Valley Conference meet. The Mountaineers were led by from F.J. Constantino and Ryan Kozloski.


3200 RELAY -- 1. TUNK, 8:37; 110 HURDLES -- 1. DAL, Harding 16.0; 2. TUNK, Proulx; 3. TUNK, Ide; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. TUNK, Couley 42’3”; 2. TUNK, King; 3. DAL, Simonovich; 100 -1. DAL, Roccograndi 11.3; 2. DAL, Zurenda; 3. DAL, Lias-Lewis; 1600 -- 1. DAL, Adams 4:24; 2. TUNK, Robinson; 3. DAL, C. Ehret; SHOT PUT -1. DAL, Constantino 44’8”; 2. DAL, Ostrum; 3. DAL, Roccograndi; 400 -- 1. TUNK, Damiani, 54.2; 2. DAL, Zubko; 3. DAL, Morgan; 400 RELAY -- 1. DAL, 45.3; 300 HURDLES -- 1. TUNK, Proulx 44.3; 2. TUNK, Ide; 3. DAL, Harding; POLE VAULT -- 1. TUNK, Karnopn 13’; 2. DAL, Harding; 3. TUNK, Dewitt; DISCUS -- 1. DAL, Ostrum 129’9”; 2. DAL, Constantino; 3. DAL, Minal; LONG JUMP -- 1. TUNK, Couley 20’1”; 2. TUNK, king; 3. DAL, Simonovich; 800 -- 1. TUNK, Nole 2:05; 2. TUNK, Damiani; 3. DAL, B. Ehret; 200 -- 1. DAL, Roccograndi 23.5; 2. DAL, Zurenda; DAL, Lias-Lewis; 3200 – 1. DAL, C. Ehret 10:18; 2. DAL, Deluca; 3. TUNK, Tidball; JAVELIN -- 1. DAL, Kozloski 166’4”; 2. DAL, Simonovich; 3. TUNK, Coolbaugh; 1600 RELAY -1. TUNK, 3:39; HIGH JUMP -- 1. TUNK, Alguire 5’6”; 2. TUNK, Stage; 3. TUNK, Dewitt

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Wyoming Area 84, Hanover Area 66

Cody Schmitz took first in two events to lead the Warriors to victory over the Hawkeyes. Carl Daubert placed first I two events in the effort for Hanover Area. 3200 RELAY -- 1. HAN, (Eck, Kersetes, Hoolick, M. Williams) 8:49 110 HURDLES -- 1. HAN, Daubert 17.6; 2. WA, Bone; 3. HAN, Tompko; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. HAN, Clemons 39’6”; 2. WA, Schmitz; 3. WA, Lumley; 100 -- 1. WA, Peoples 11.3; 2. WA, O’Brian; 3. WA, Hale; 1600 -- 1. WA, Filipiak 5:06; 2. HAN, Hawkins; 3. HAN, Eck; SHOT PUT -- 1. HAN, Dennis 52’; 2. HAN, Steve; 3. WA, Bartoli; 400 -- 1. WA, Pardini 55.5; 2. WA, Harding; 3. HAN, Kersetes; 400 RELAY -- 1. WA, (Hale, Schmidtz, O’Brien, Peoples) 44.1; 300 HURDLES -- 1. WA, Bone 45.5; 2. WA, Lenkaitis; 3. HA, Lukachinski; POLE VAULT -- 1. HA, McFadden 12’0”; 2. WA, Flynn; 3. HAN, Hagler; DISCUS -- 1. HAN, Steve 152’3”; 2. WA, Burton; 3. HAN, Dennis; LONG JUMP -1.WA, Schmitz 19’3’; 2. WA, Bone; 3. HAN, Daubert; 800 -- 1. HAN, Daubert 2:08; 2. HAN, Zapotok; 3. WA, Radzwilka; 200 -- 1. WA, O’Brien 22.6; 2. WA, Hale; 3. WA, Peoples; 3200 -1.HAN, Hawkins 11:02; 2. WA, Filipiak; 3. HAN, Temperine; JAVELIN -- 1. WA, Smith 149’7”; 2. WA, O’Brien; 3. WA, Davis; 1600 RELAY -- 1. HAN, (Teneza, Eck, M. Williams, Daubert) 3:46; HIGH JUMP -- 1. WA, Schmitz 5’8”; 2. HAN, Kersetes; 3. HAN, Clemons

GAR 99, Nanticoke 34

Lucas Benton took first in the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash to lead the Grenadiers to victory over the Trojans. 3200 RELAY -- 1. GAR, (Oldziejewski, Height, McCarthy, Arcelay) 10:07; 110 HURDLES -- 1. GAR, Powell 16.3; 2. NAN, Marr; TRIPLE JUMP


Jevona Taylor of GAR (front) crosses the finish line first in the girls 100-meter dash in Wednesday’s WVC track and field meet with Nanticoke at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium. -- 1. GAR, Merth 12’0”; 100 -- 1.GAR, Benton 11.1; 2. NAN, Hampel; 3. GAR, Thomas; 1600 -1. GAR, Oldziejewski 5.19; 2. NAN, Fisher; 3. NAN, DiRocco; SHOT PUT -- 1. GAR, Sisato 48’1/2”; NAN, Stevenson; 3. GAR, Girsham; 400 -- 1.GAR, Arcelay 64.0; 2. NAN, Bloxham; 3. NAN, Montailo; 400 RELAY -- 1.GAR, (Powell, Benton, Thomas, J. Soto) 44.4; 300 HURDLES -- 1. GAR, J. Soto 44.4; 2. GAR, Powell; 3. NAN, Marr; POLE VAULT -- 1. NAN, Colitowti 7’0”; DISCUS -1. GAR, Girsham 104’3”; 2. NAN, Prez; 3. GAR, Welkey; LONG JUMP -- 1. GAR, Powell 5’0”; 800 -- 1.GAR, Oldziejewski 2:24; 2. GAR, Height; 3. NAN, Fisher; 200 -- 1.GAR, Benton 22.5; 2. NAN, Hampel; 3. GAR, Thomas 3200 -- 1. GAR, Oldziejewski 13:02; 2. NAN, DeRocco; 3. GAR, Height; JAVELIN -- 1. GAR, Welkey 102’1/2”; GAR, Sipsey; 3. NAN, Stevenson; 1600 RELAY -1. GAR, (Benton, Thomas, Arcelay, Soto) 4:20; HIGH JUMP -- 1. GAR, Powell, 5’0”


Dallas 116, Tunkhannock 34

Cortlyn Van Deutsch set the school record in the triple jump in the Mountaineers victory. 3200 RELAY -- 1. DAL, 11:11; 110 HURDLES -- 1. DAL, Szalkowski 15.4; 2. TUNK, Swenson; 3. DAL, Adams; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. DAL, Van Deutsch 36’2”; 2. DAL, Gross; 3. TUNK, Grasso; 100 -- 1. DAL, Gawlas 12.4; 2. TUNK, Distasio; 3. DAL, Gross; 1600 -- 1. DAL, Rome 5.46; 2. DAL, Ostrum; 3. DAL, Fannick; SHOT PUT -- 1. DAL, Flaherty 32’3”; 2. TUNK, Phillips; 3. TUNK, Alguire; 400 -- 1. DAL, Becker 66.1; 2. TUNK, Fleck; 3. DAL, Manganello; 400 RELAY -- 1. DAL, 51.6; 300 HURDLES -- 1. TUNK, Swenson 51.1; 2. DAL, Ziminski; 3. DAL, Adams; POLE VAULT -1. TUNK, Distastio 9’6”; 2. TUNK, Dunn; 3. DAL,

Spencer; DISCUS -- 1. DAL, Flaherty 86’; 2. (tie) DAL, Kravitz; 2. DAL, Alguire; LONG JUMP -- 1. DAL, Szalkowski 16’6”; 2. DAL, Van Deutsch; 3. TUNK, Grasso; 800 -- 1. DAL, Metcale 2:43; 2. DAL, Thompson; 3. TUNK, Prebola; 200 -- 1. DAL, Gawlas 27.3; 2. DAL, Capitano; 3. DAL, Lofing; 3200 -- 1. DAL, Rome 12:27; 2. DAL, Fannek; 3. TUNK, E. Rome; JAVELIN -- 1. TUNK, Alguire 120’; 2. TUNK, Shelman; 3. DAL, Spencer; 1600 RELAY -- 1. DAL, 4:39; HIGH JUMP -1. DAL, Menzel 4;10’; 2. DAL, Atherholt; 3. TUNK, Hunt

Hanover Area 74, Wyoming Area 43

Olivia Jendrzejewski placed first in three events as the Hawkeyes defeated the Warriors. 3200 RELAY -- 1. HAN, (Kaminski, McGovern, Eichler, Antali) 11:49; 110 HURDLES -- 1.WA, Shemanski 17.0; 2. WA, Stackhouse; 3. HAN, Pena; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. HAN, Jendrzejewski 35’10”; 2. WA, Shyner; 3. HAN, Maldonado; 100 -1. HAN, Keegan 13.4; 2. HAN, Pena; 3. HAN, Fuller; 1600 -- 1. HAN, McGovern 5:56; 2. HAN, Eichler; 3. WA, Hiedacavage; SHOT PUT -- 1. HAN, Sraka 30’5”; 2. HAN, Earley; 3. HAN, Fine; 400 -- 1. HAN, Viti 58.3; 2. WA, Radzwilka; 3. HAN, Keegan; 400 RELAY – 1. HAN, (Fuller, Harris, Erzolani, Schlauch) 55.6; 300 HURDLES -- 1. WA, Shemanski 51.3; 2. HAN, Maldonado; 3. HAN, Pena; POLE VAULT -- 1. WA, Argenio 8’0”; 2. HAN, McPeck; 3. HAN, Rogers; DISCUS -1.HAN, Farley 88’11”; 2 HAN, Saraka; 3. HAN, Fine; LONG JUMP -- 1. HAN, Jendrzejewski 16’0”; 2. WA, Shyner; 3. WA, Stackhmse; 800 -1.WA, Hiedacavage 2:50; 2. HAN, Metnic; 200 -1. HAN, Viti 27.0; 2. HAN, Keegan; 3. HAN, Harris; 3200 -- 1. HAN, McGovern 13:50; JAVELIN -- 1.

WA, Kazmerick 77’11”; 2. WA, Alberigi; 3. WA, Dimaltia; 1600 RELAY -- 1. WA, (Radzwilka, Shemanski, Hiedecavage, Argeni) 5:25; HIGH JUMP -- 1. HAN, Jendrzejewski 5’0”; 2. WA, Stackhouse; 3. HAN, Fuller

GAR 73, Nanticoke 62

Candice Hartman and Jevona Taylor took first place in two events each to lead the Grenadiers to victory over the Trojans. Kayla Gronkowski placed first in two events in the effort for Nanticoke. 3200 RELAY -- 1. NAN, (Merges, Swanberry, Gronkowski, Medura) 13:34; 110 HURDLES -- 1. GAR, Luckey 20.2; 2. NAN, Wasilewski; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. GAR, Kucha 24’7”; 100 -- 1. GAR, Taylor 12.9; GAR, Rocta; 3. NAN, Chalker; 1600 -- 1. NAN, Morgis 6:03; 2. NAN, Gronack; 3. GAR, Luckey; SHOT PUT -- 1. GAR, Hartman 26’11”; 2. NAN, Fowler; 3. NAN, Guizynski; 400 -- 1. GAR, Gross 66.7; 2. GAR, Olziejewski; 3. NAN, Cobb; 400 RELAY -- 1. GAR, (Taylor, Rocha, Luckey, Twyman) 55.0; 300 HURDLES -- 1. GAR, Taylor 72.9; 2. GAR, Luckey; POLE VAULT -- 1. NAN, Modura 7’0”; DISCUS -- 1. GAR, Hartman 73’1”; 2. NAN, Fowler; 3. WA, Guizynski; LONG JUMP -- 1. GAR, Twyman 14’11”; 2. GAR, Gross; 800 -1. NAN, Morgis 2:42; 2. GAR, Oldziejewski; 200 -1. GAR, Gross 26.7; 2. GAR, Taylor; 3200 -- 1. NAN, Gronkowski 16.31; 2. NAN, Morgis; JAVELIN -- 1. NAN, Gurzynski 73’9”; 2. NAN, Fowler; 3. NAN, Hartman; 1600 RELAY -- 1. NAN, (Nevis, Gronkowski, Chalker, Fowler) 6:23; HIGH JUMP -- 1. NAN, Gronkowski 4’8”; 2. GAR, Cucha


Crestwood’s Prohaska hits milestone in win The Times Leader staff

Crestwood’s Jake Prohaska had eight kills to put him over 500 for his career as the Comets swept Hanover Area 3-0 on Wednesday in a WVC boys volleyball match. The Comets won 25-12, 25-15, 25-15 as Pat Henry (17 service points), Pete Kelly (four kills) and Nick Banos (18 assists) contributed. Hanover Area was led by Austin Sinclair (eight digs) and Derek Brodginski (six kills).

Matt Pieszala recorded 24 kills to lead the Spartans in a 20-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-18 win. Dylan Saneholtz (39 assists), Mark Burridge (eight digs), and Alex Himlin (10 service points) contributed to the win. Delaware Valley was lead by Jason Clador (17 kills) and Dominic Mantemarano (nine kills).

claim its fifth straight appearance in the Freedom title match. In doubles, Steven Wilson and Clarke Freeman won 8-5, Alex Makos and Zack Telljohann won 8-0, and Brandon Helfrich and Brendon Blachowski won 8-2. In singles Alex Makos won 6-1, 6-1 and Dakkota Deem won 6-3, 6-2.



Wyoming Valley West 3, Delaware Valley 1

Wilkes 5, FDU-Florham 0


First, though, she needed a push. A three-time district qualifier in swimming, Frisbie was hesitant to jump back in the pool while dealing with the aftermath of her cancer surgery and trying to help in her mother’s battle with devastating illness. “Just going through all that, I kind of just wanted to stop,” Lau-

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now symptom-free but must remain on medication and undergo check-ups for the rest of her life. “We always found the courage, kept trying and pushing ourselves to make sure we succeed.”


AR football standout Shakir Soto was officially nominated Wednesday for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, a game for 90 of the top players in the country played annually in San Antonio. The game is set for Jan. 5, 2013, and will be televised live by NBC. Soto, a defensive end who recently made a verbal commitment to the University of Pittsburgh, was one of 400 players nominated. Since the game’s inception in 2001, two Wyoming Valley Conference players have participated – Wyoming Valley West’s Brian Mattes in 2002 and Williamsport’s Darrell Blackman in 2003. Pictured is Soto shaking hands with Sgt. Christian Salazar during the announcement in the GAR High School library.

Wilkes earned a sweep to

King’s 15, Eastern 8

The King’s College Lady Monarchs fell to Eastern Uniren Frisbie said. “Swimming is a very hard sport, two hours (of practice) every day. I just didn’t know if it was a good idea.” It turned out to be great therapy for her. She received plenty of encouragement and support from Wyoming Area’s coaching staff, but ultimately, Frisbie had to decide.

versity in the semi-finals of the Freedom Conference Tournament Wednesday. Chelsea Manes led King’s with four points on three goals and one assist while Mariah Masciarelli, Krystina Villarreal, and Amanda Harney netted one goal each. King’s goalie Megan Withrow made 13 saves. King’s finished the year with a 10-8 record and made its first post-season tournament appearance since the 1996 squad finished 9-6. Sink or swim? “The day they cleared me to go back in the pool, I went back in,” Frisbie said. She wound up helping lead the Warriors swim team through a rough regular season where victories were hard to come by, and made the District 2 championships – in the girls 50-yard freestyle and as part of the 200 and 400

bottom of the sixth to score Francisco Cervelli as the Yankees regained the lead at 2-1. After Jason Bulger (2-0) pitched 31⁄3 innings in relief of Banuelos allowing just one run to pick up the win, Cody Eppley tossed the final two frames only giving up one hit to secure his second save of the season.

gave up six runs, 14 hits and seven walks in 51⁄3 innings. Steve Pearce, who was cut by Minnesota during spring training before latching on with the Yankees, continued his hot hitting against his former Red Wing Yankees 2, Red Wings 1 Rochester Yankees teammates. ab r h bi ab r h bi Mstrnni 2b 4 0 0 0 Russo lf 4 0 0 0 The first baseman blasted a so- Revere dh 4 1 1 0 Nix 2b 4 0 1 0 Dozier ss 4 0 1 1 Wise cf 4 0 0 0 lo home run in the bottom of the Carson rf 3 0 1 0 Pearce 1b 4 1 2 1 1b 3 0 0 0 Cust dh 4 0 0 0 second, his fourth of the year, to Rivera Thurston ph 1 0 0 0 Cervelli c 3 1 2 0 cf 3 0 0 0 Laird 3b 3 0 1 0 give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. The Benson Tosoni lf 3 0 1 0 Garner rf 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 Bernier ss 3 0 1 1 longball was also his third this Chang 3b Towles c 3 0 0 0 season against Rochester. In ad- Totals 31 1 5 1 Totals 32 2 8 2 dition to his three homers this season against the Red Wings, Rochester............................ 000 001 000 — 2 Yankees ............................... 010 000 10x — 1 he’s batting .391 (9-for-23) in six LOB – ROC 4, SWB 6; 2B – Nix (4), Laird (6), Bernier (5), Dozier (7); HR – Pearce (4); SB – Chang (2) games. IP H R ER BB SO The Red Wings evened the Rochester DeVries (L, 0-2) ....... 6.1 6 2 2 0 4 score at 1-1 in the top of the sixth Guerra ....................... 1.1 2 0 0 0 3 Robertson ................. .1 0 0 0 0 1 when Brian Dozier doubled with Yankees Banuelos .................... 3.2 2 0 0 0 5 two outs to score Ben Revere off Bulger (W, 1-0) ........ 3.1 2 1 1 1 2 Eppley (S, 2)............. 2 1 0 0 0 2 Yankees reliever Jason Bulger. WP: Banuelos Time: 2:46 Doug Bernier punched a douAttendance: 1,618 ble down the left field line in the

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Ben Maxwell had the lone goal for St. John’s. Just as they did Tuesday, the Penguins struck first Wednesday as Tangradi scored his second of the playoffs at 9:48 with defenseman Alex Grant drawing the assist. Maxwell tied things up at the 15:42 mark, redirecting a Derek Meech shot past Brad Thiessen with the Penguins’ Grant off for unsportsmanlike conduct. That set the stage for Mormina’s heroics in the third. With Tangradi off for hooking, the Penguins’ Cal O’Reilly gained possession of the puck deep in the St. John’s zone and Mormina moved in from his blueline position to one-time an O’Reilly pass past St. John’s goaltender Eddie Pasquale. “We wanted to be way more aggressive tonight,” said Mormina, a 29-year-old product of Montreal. “We did a really good job of setting the pace. On the (dressing freestyle relay teams – for a fourth straight season. Frisbie didn’t capture anything there, except a big smile. She came into the 50 free seeded 14th and finished ninth, with the best time of her career of 1:06. And she helped the relay teams swim the best times of their season. “I wasn’t in the best of shape,

room bulletin) board today there wasn’t much written down, just get a split in St. John’s.” Williams added an insurance marker two minutes and 20 seconds later. “In that first game (Tuesday),” said Hynes, “we had four Grade-A chances. I think if you’re a player, you take that to heart. “We didn’t have consistent performances. We had spotted performances. It was different tonight, and to me, the difference was the players’ preparation and their performance.” Penguins .................................................... 1 0 2 — 3 St. John’s ................................................... 1 0 0 — 1 First Period—1. Penguins, Tangradi 2 (Grant), 9:48. 2. St. John’s, Maxwell 2 (Meech, Trotter), 15:42 (PP). Penalties-Postma STJ (cross-checking), 1:31; Festerling STJ (cross-checking), 7:31; Lerg WBS (slashing), 11:30; Grant WBS (unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:58. Second Period—No Scoring. Penalties-King STJ (charging), 3:07; King STJ (hooking), 5:20; Samuelsson WBS (cross-checking), 16:16. Third Period—3. Penguins, Mormina 1 (O’Reilly, Sill), 2:38 (SH). 4. Penguins, Williams 2 (O’Reilly, McDonald), 4:58 (PP). Penalties-Tangradi WBS (hooking), 1:40; Cormier STJ (holding), 3:18; Despres WBS (hooking), 7:40; Kulda STJ (hooking), 10:02; Picard WBS (hooking), 10:16; McDonald WBS (bench minor - delay of game), 17:24; Bortuzzo WBS (slashing, fighting), 19:42; King STJ (slashing, fighting), 19:42. Shots on Goal—Penguins 11-17-10-38. St. John’s 6-5-12-23. Power Play Opportunities—Penguins 1-of-6; St. John’s 1-of-7. Goalies—Penguins, Thiessen 4-3-0 (23 shots-22 saves). St. John’s, Pasquale 4-2-0 (38 shots-35 saves). Referees—Terry Koharski, Mark Lemelin. Linesmen—Joe Maynard, Justin Day. A—6,287

after not swimming for the previous three months,” Frisbie said. “I don’t know what got into me.” Maybe the spirit of a survivor who won’t let herself lose, no matter how bad the news. Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at












Pacers rout Orlando to take series lead Devils proving they

The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — Danny Granger had 26 points and nine rebounds, Roy Hibbert added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 97-74 on Wednesday night to a take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. The Pacers regained homecourt advantage with the victory, riding good shooting early and building a 29-point lead in the fourth quarter. They also dominated scoring underneath thanks to a 46-33 rebounding edge and have outscored the Magic 81-43 in the third quarter in the series. Glen Davis led the Magic with 22 points, and J.J. Redick added 13. The Magic never led, struggled to get any scoring in the paint, and made a serieslow five 3-pointers. Game 4 is Saturday in Orlando. Indiana coach Frank Vogel’s implored the Pacers after each of the first two games to make better shot selections. They finally did it in Game 3. It translated into their best shooting of the series as the Pacers built a 23-point lead in the third quarter and led 76-55

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entering the fourth. Indiana had its way both inside and out, shooting 47 percent for the game (37 for 79) and holding a 42-22 edge on points in the paint.

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

Spurs 114, Jazz 83 SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed Utah its second-worst playoff loss in franchise history, beating the Jazz 114-83 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. NBA Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich practically put the Spurs on autopilot after a 20-0 run in the second quarter that stunned the Jazz, who had vowed to play better after the Spurs easily won Game 1. But this humiliating rout was even easier. The Jazz never quite greeted Parker with the hard fouls the All-Star was supposed to have coming, and the Utah frontcourt of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap wasn’t any more imposing on offense. Jefferson scored 10 points, AP PHOTO and Millsap had nine. Game 3 is Saturday night in Orlando’s Glen Davis (right) goes up for a shot against Indiana’s Salt Lake City. Louis Amundson (17) during the first half of Wednesday’s game.



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shield them from — the dangers of head injuries. If Goodell aims to move on from the bounty case, the NFL Players Association might not let him: The suspended players have three days to appeal, and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith said the union would fight the ruling. Fujita is a member of the NFLPA’s executive committee who has spoken out in the past about the need for the league to do a better job of protecting players. Through his agent, Vilma issued a statement saying he is “shocked and extremely disappointed” by the punishment and denying he was a bounty ringleader. “I never set out to intentionally hurt any player and never enticed any teammate to intentionally hurt another player. I also never put any money into a bounty pool or helped to create a bounty pool intended to pay out money for injuring other players,” Vilma said. He added: “I intend to fight this injustice, to defend my reputation, to stand up for my team and my profession, and to send a clear signal to the Commissioner that the process has failed, to the detriment of me, my teammates, the New Orleans Saints and the game.” Will Smith also denied a role in the bounties. “I have never in my career, nor as a captain asked others, to intentionally target and hurt specific opposing players. I was in no way involved in establishing ... a bounty program. The accusations made against me are completely and one-hundred percent false, and I plan to appeal,” he said via statement sent by his publicist. “Through this entire process, the NFL never notified me of what I was being accused of, nor presented me with any evidence or reasoning for this decision. I am interested in discovering who is making these specific and false accusations, and as well as why a decision was made without speaking with me and giving me the opportunity to review the facts.” DeMaurice Smith said the union “has still not received any detailed or specific evidence from the league of these specific players’ involvement in an alleged pay-to-injure program. We have made it clear that punishment without evidence is not fair. We have spoken with our players and their representatives and we will vigorously protect and pursue all options on their behalf.” The league said no player agreed to be interviewed in person and the NFLPA did not share information from its own investigation. According to the NFL, its investigation determined the Saints ran a bounty system for three seasons, with thousands of dollars offered for big hits that sidelined opponents.

myself a celebrity,” O’Brien told The Times Leader on Wednesday, calling from aboard the custom bus that has become the base of operations for Penn State’s Coaches Caravan. “I’m just thrilled to be the coach here, and part of that is getting out on the road like this and meeting people.” It’s a big change from his days with the New England Patriots. Even as the offensive coordinator of one of football’s most successful and visible franchises, O’Brien said he wouldn’t often be recognized out in public around Boston. That’s going to change now. Even more so after the next few weeks as O’Brien and several other Penn State coaches hit 18 cities throughout the region. The caravan stopped at Richmond, Va., and Harrisburg on Wednesday to close out the first week of the tour. The second leg begins Tuesday with O’Brien’s first visit to Luzerne County – an

11:30 a.m. luncheon at Penn State Hazleton along with women’s basketball coach Coquese Washington and men’s golf coach Greg Nye. O’Brien will also be at Genetti’s in Dickson City at 6:30 p.m. on May 10 as the featured speaker for the annual fundraising dinner held by the Scranton chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, an event frequented in the past by Joe Paterno. Those interested in attending can register online at “When I was hired, it was important to me to get out after spring practice and meet and greet in different areas with so many alums, so many fans and such a recognized fan base,” O’Brien said. “That was something very important. It wasn’t my idea to put this bus together, but they took thoughts I had on it and we went from there.” In addition to fans and alumni, O’Brien and his staff have also had to win over recruits and the players currently on the roster. Despite the overhaul in the coaching staff and the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scan-

dal, O’Brien said he has not had any players discuss transferring. “The guys are all taking their final exams this week, but no one has come to see me so far (about leaving),” said O’Brien, who sat down with players individually at the end of spring practice to discuss their roles on the team going forward. That includes the quarterbacks, who have understandably been a favorite topic for fans during the first week of the caravan. Though the public has only seen a bit of the three-way competition between Matt McGloin, Rob Bolden and Paul Jones, O’Brien said spring ball gave the coaching staff some clarity on the position. “Yeah, I’ve been asked a lot about that one,” O’Brien said. “We’ll get together in a few weeks when we get back off the road and talk about it. We have a pretty good idea of where we’re at there.” McGloin certainly figures to be a topic of conversation during the swing through NEPA. The West Scranton grad joked after the Blue-White Game that he was waiting to get a better grasp

NEWARK, N.J. — After Philadelphia rolled over Pittsburgh in the opening round of the playoffs, there was a perception that the Flyers would be the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. Deep. Driven. Determined. You name it. Getting by New Jersey in the second round seemingly was a given, especially after the No. 6 seed Devils needed seven games to knock off Florida of all teams. Well, it’s time to revise that perception. Because, with Game 3 on tap Thursday at the Prudential Center, this series is tied, 1-1. The Devils not only showed they could play with the No. 5 Flyers in splitting the first two games in Philadelphia; they could easily be leading 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. They lost Game 1 in overtime, 4-3, and dominated Game 2, 4-1, on Tuesday despite playing without leading scorer Ilya Kovalchuk. “I think there is a pressure with being a favorite in a series,” Devils coach Peter DeBoer said Wednesday. “We felt that in the on the offense before he started jawing back and forth with his new coach. “Oh yeah, we have a good relationship, Matty and I – two Irishmen,” O’Brien said. “He’s a competitive guy, a tough guy, a smart guy. He’s a lot of fun to be around. “He communicates well. He’s a tough, scrappy kid. I just want him to do a great job in training camp and play within himself. If he does that, he has a heck of a shot at playing.” NOTES • O’Brien said defensive tackle Evan Hailes will end his playing career because of issues with blood clots. He will stay with the team and remain on scholarship, though he will not count toward the 85-scholarship limit. Defensive end Kyle Baublitz is a candidate to move inside to help with depth at tackle. • Linebacker Khairi Fortt, who missed much of the spring with a knee injury, is expected to be full-go for preseason camp in the summer. O’Brien said he did not have an official word on linebackers

Florida series, and I don’t think there is any doubt that it is on Philadelphia. That is something that isn’t easy to deal with, when you are supposed to win and, not only win, but win convincingly.” The Devils clearly outworked the Flyers in Game 2. They outshot Philadelphia 35-20 and only outstanding goaltending by Ilya Bryzgalov allowed the home team to lead after two periods. But New Jersey blew the game open with four goals in the third as the Devils took home-ice advantage back to New Jersey. A veteran of three Stanley Cup teams, Devils goalie Martin Brodeur said not to make too much of changing perceptions. “You can’t get overwhelmed by one win,” the 39-year-old Brodeur said after the Devils held a team meeting. “People always look at that. That’s (why) the mood swings are important. You have to be leveled off about them. You feel so good about yourself that sometimes you slack off a bit. We can’t get caught up. We played well, but we expect the Flyers to come a lot harder tomorrow and do what they do.” Jamie Van Fleet and T.J. Rhattigan, both of whom suffered serious knee injuries. • Gameday operations for the new coaching staff are in place. O’Brien said the setup used during the Blue-White Game – six assistants on the sideline and three in the booth – will carry over to the regular season. John Butler (secondary), Charlie Fisher (quarterbacks), Stan Hixon (receivers), Larry Johnson (defensive line), Mac McWhorter (offensive line) and Ted Roof (defensive coordinator) will join O’Brien on the field. Charles London (running backs), John Strollo (tight ends) and Ron Vanderlinden (linebackers) will be upstairs. • After arriving at his caravan stop outside of Harrisburg, O’Brien learned of the death of former NFL All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau, who played for the Patriots in three of O’Brien’s seasons on staff there. “He and I are the same age, and we used to bust each other’s chops about that,” O’Brien told The Patriot-News. “He was a great football player and a great teammate.”














Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and catcher Matt Wieters celebrate their 5-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday.

Baltimore snaps Nova’s streak The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Jake Arrieta pitched eight innings of five-hit ball Wednesday night, and the Baltimore Orioles ended Ivan Nova’s 15-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Matt Wieters homered and hit an RBI double, Nick Markakis also connected and Baltimore earned a rare series win in New York with a team pitching effort not seen since the days of Jim Palmer and Mike Flanagan. The Orioles lost the first game of the series 2-1 and won the middle game 7-1. With Arrieta’s effort, the Orioles held the Yankees to two runs or fewer in three straight games in the Bronx for the first time since 1978. Rays 5, Mariners 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sean Rodriguez and Luke Scott homered for Tampa Bay, helping Rays right-hander James Shields become the AL’s first five-game winner with a victory over the Mariners. Shields (5-0) allowed four runs and five hits, walked four and struck out 11 over six innings to win his sixth straight decision over two seasons. Kyle Seager homered twice off the 2011 All-Star, driving in all

of Seattle’s runs.

Athletics 4, Red Sox 2

BOSTON — Brandon McCarthy beat an AL East opponent once again, holding Boston to one run over 62⁄3 innings as the Athletics defeated the Red Sox. Seth Smith drove in a pair of runs for Oakland. Blue Jays 11, Rangers 5

TORONTO — Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Kelly Johnson added a two-run drive and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Texas, giving the Rangers consecutive losses for the first time this season. Yunel Escobar had three hits, including a bases-loaded triple in a six-run fourth, as the Blue Jays took two of three from the AL West-leading Rangers. Royals 3, Tigers 2

DETROIT — Chris Getz’s infield single in the ninth inning put Kansas City ahead, and the Royals held on to beat Detroit. Indians 6, White Sox 3

CHICAGO — Carlos Santana and Travis Hafner homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.


Rookie Harper strong in Nationals victory

game sweep. The win gave Houston its WASHINGTON — Bryce first series sweep of the season Harper made a tumbling barehanded catch in centerfield and and first series win since the then led off the ninth inning opening three games. with a double to set the stage for Ian Desmond’s two-out Cubs 3, Reds 1 game-ending home run that CINCINNATI — Bryan Lagave the Washington Nationals Hair and Ian Stewart hit solo a 5-4 victory over the visiting homers – a major outburst for Arizona Diamondbacks on power-challenged Chicago – Wednesday night. and Jeff Samardzija pitched In the sixth inning, Harper into the eighth inning for a fell down in the right-center victory over Cincinnati. gap while attempting to catch The Cubs opened the raina fly ball off Jason Kubel’s bat. shortened series with only As he landed in the grass, their third multihomer game of Harper secured the ball in his the season. They managed ungloved right hand. only nine home runs in April, Braves 15, Phillies 13, 11 innings the fewest in the majors. LaATLANTA — Chipper Jones Hair’s shot off Bronson Arroyo hit a two-run homer in the 11th (1-1) gave him six overall. inning and the Atlanta Braves Padres 5, Brewers 0 overcame Carlos Ruiz’s seven SAN DIEGO — Jeff Suppan RBIs to outlast the Philadelpitched five solid innings to phia Phillies 15-13 on Wedneswin his first game since 2010, day night. leading San Diego over MilThe seesaw game saw the waukee. Braves rally from a 6-0 deficit Suppan, called up from Triagainst Roy Halladay, then ple-A Tucson to start in place come back from four runs of the injured Cory Luebke, down in the eighth. Dan Uggla led off the Atlanta had not pitched or won in the majors since Oct. 3, 2010. The 11th with a single. Jones just 37-year-old Suppan limited the missed a homer on a ball that Brewers to four singles, walked landed barely foul to right, two and struck out two as he then connected against Brian combined with three relievers Sanches (0-1). for the shutout. The Associated Press

Astros 8, Mets 1

HOUSTON — Chris Johnson had four hits, homered twice and drove in a careerhigh six runs to back up another solid outing by Wandy Rodriguez, and Houston beat New York to complete a three-

Rockies 8, Dodgers 5

DENVER — Pinch hitter Jason Giambi launched a threerun homer off Scott Elbert in the ninth inning, lifting Colorado to a win over Los Angeles.

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Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 2 Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, ppd., rain Houston 6, N.Y. Mets 3 St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 7 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 6 San Diego 2, Milwaukee 0 Miami 2, San Francisco 1 Wednesday's Games Houston 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Colorado 8, L.A. Dodgers 5 San Diego 5, Milwaukee 0 Washington 5, Arizona 4 Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 15, Philadelphia 13, 11 innings St. Louis 12, Pittsburgh 3 Miami at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Thursday's Games Philadelphia (Blanton 2-3) at Atlanta (Delgado 2-2), 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-1) at Cincinnati (Bailey 1-2), 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Bedard 1-4) at St. Louis (Westbrook 3-1), 1:45 p.m. Miami (A.Sanchez 1-0) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-1), 3:45 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-0) at Washington (Detwiler 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Friday's Games L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Miami at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Milwaukee at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.


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Blue Jays 11, Rangers 5 Texas

Toronto ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 4 1 0 0 KJhnsn 2b 4 2 1 2 Andrus dh 4 1 2 2 YEscor ss 5 2 3 3 MYong 3b 4 0 2 1 Bautist rf 3 1 0 1 Napoli 1b 3 0 0 1 Encrnc 1b 4 1 1 3 N.Cruz rf 4 0 0 0 BFrncs dh 3 1 2 0 Torreal c 4 0 0 0 Lawrie 3b 4 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 0 0 0 Thams lf 3 1 1 0 BSnydr lf 2 2 1 1 Arencii c 4 1 2 2 DvMrp ph 1 0 0 0 RDavis cf 2 2 1 0 Gentry cf 2 1 1 0 Rasms cf 2 0 0 0 Morlnd ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 5 6 5 Totals 34111111 Texas ............................... 010 040 000 — 5 Toronto ............................ 002 603 00x — 11 E—K.Johnson (5). LOB—Texas 5, Toronto 4. 2B—Andrus (5), Y.Escobar (4), Thames (4), Arencibia (4). 3B—Y.Escobar (1). HR—B.Snyder (1), K.Johnson (6), Encarnacion (9). SF—Napoli, Bautista. IP H R ER BB SO Texas M.Harrison L,3-2 ..... 31⁄3 8 8 8 2 3 Feldman ................... 22⁄3 3 3 3 2 2 M.Lowe..................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Uehara ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Toronto R.Romero W,4-0..... 8 6 5 5 3 6 Carreno .................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 WP—M.Harrison. PB—Arencibia. Umpires—Home, Andy Fletcher;First, Rob Drake;Second, Joe West;Third, Sam Holbrook. T—2:45. A—25,123 (49,260).

Royals 3, Tigers 2 Kansas City

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Rays 5, Mariners 4 Seattle

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Tampa Bay

Indians 6, White Sox 3 Cleveland

Chicago h bi ab r h bi 0 0 De Aza cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 AlRmrz ss 4 0 1 2 0 0 A.Dunn 1b 3 1 2 1 Lillirdg Kipnis 2b 4 0 1 0 pr-1b 0 0 0 0 ACarer ss 2 2 1 0 Konerk dh 4 0 0 0 Hafner dh 4 2 2 2 Przyns c 4 0 0 0 CSantn c 4 1 2 3 Rios rf 4 0 1 0 Choo rf 5 0 0 0 Viciedo lf 4 1 1 0 Brantly cf 5 1 1 0 Morel 3b 3 0 1 0 Ktchm 1b 3 0 0 0 Fukdm ph 1 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b 3 0 1 1 Bckhm 2b 2 1 0 0 Totals 34 6 8 6 Totals 32 3 6 3 Cleveland ........................... 000 030 012 — 6 Chicago.............................. 000 120 000 — 3 E—Pierzynski (1). DP—Cleveland 1, Chicago 1. LOB—Cleveland 10, Chicago 5. 2B—A.Cabrera (7), Hannahan (5). HR—Hafner (3), C.Santana (4), A.Dunn (6). SB—C.Santana (1), Beckham (1). CS— Lillibridge (1). IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Tomlin....................... 6 5 3 3 2 4 J.Smith W,1-0.......... 1 0 0 0 1 3 Sipp........................... 0 1 0 0 0 0 Pestano H,6 ............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 C.Perez S,8-9.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Chicago Humber .................... 6 4 3 3 6 6 Ohman L,0-1............ 12⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Reed ......................... 1⁄3 Thornton................... 1⁄3 2 2 2 1 0 Z.Stewart ................. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Sipp pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by Humber (Hafner). Umpires—Home, Jeff Kellogg;First, Eric Cooper;Second, Marty Foster;Third, Tim Timmons. T—2:46. A—15,192 (40,615). ab 3 1 0

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Athletics 4, Red Sox 2 Oakland

Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Crisp lf 4 0 0 0 Aviles ss 5 1 1 0 JGoms lf 1 0 0 0 Sweeny rf 3 0 1 0 Pnngtn ss 5 0 2 0 DMcDn ph 1 0 0 0 Reddck rf 4 1 1 0 Pedroia 2b 4 0 1 1 Cespds cf 4 1 1 0 AdGnzl 1b 4 0 0 0 S.Smith dh 4 1 2 2 Ortiz dh 4 0 2 0 Kaaihu 1b 3 1 1 1 C.Ross lf 4 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 3 0 1 0 Sltlmch c 4 1 1 0 Inge 3b 3 0 1 1 Mdlrks 3b 3 0 2 0 Sogard 2b 4 0 0 0 Byrd cf 3 0 0 1 Totals 35 4 9 4 Totals 35 2 8 2 Oakland.............................. 000 103 000 — 4 Boston ................................ 000 000 101 — 2 E—Reddick (1). DP—Boston 1. LOB—Oakland 7, Boston 11. 2B—Cespedes (5), S.Smith (1), Ka’aihue (4), Inge (2), Sweeney (12), Pedroia (7), Ortiz 2 (11), Middlebrooks (1). SB—Middlebrooks (1). SF— Byrd. IP H R ER BB SO Oakland McCarthy W,2-3...... 62⁄3 5 1 1 3 4 Cook H,7 .................. 11⁄3 1 0 0 1 3 Fuentes S,1-2.......... 1 2 1 1 0 0 Boston Bard L,2-3 ................ 51⁄3 8 4 4 2 1 Albers ....................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Mortensen................ 3 1 0 0 0 6 HBP—by Bard (K.Suzuki). WP—Mortensen. Umpires—Home, Manny Gonzalez;First, Vic Carapazza;Second, Phil Cuzzi;Third, Greg Gibson. T—3:22. A—37,434 (37,495).

N A T I O N A L L E A G U E Astros 8, Mets 1 New York

Houston ab r h bi ab r h bi Tejada ss 4 0 3 0 Schafer cf 1 0 0 0 Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 Maxwll cf 2 0 1 0 Frncsc p 0 0 0 0 Altuve 2b 5 0 1 0 DnMrp 2b 4 0 0 0 JDMrtn lf 5 0 0 0 DWrght 3b 3 1 1 0 Ca.Lee 1b 5 1 2 0 Hairstn rf 4 0 1 0 Lowrie ss 4 3 3 0 Niwnhs lf 3 0 1 0 DvCrpn p 0 0 0 0 Torres cf 4 0 1 1 Abad p 0 0 0 0 I.Davis 1b 4 0 0 0 Bogsvc rf 4 2 2 1 Thole c 4 0 0 0 CJhnsn 3b 4 2 4 6 Schwnd p 1 0 0 0 JCastro c 4 0 2 1 Turner ph 1 0 0 0 WRdrg p 2 0 0 0 Acosta p 0 0 0 0 MGnzlz ss 1 0 0 0 Vldspn ph-ss 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 7 1 Totals 37 815 8 New York ........................... 000 100 000 — 1 Houston.............................. 032 030 00x — 8 DP—New York 1. LOB—New York 7, Houston 8. 2B—Tejada 2 (10), Hairston (3), Lowrie (3), Bogusevic (3). 3B—D.Wright (1). HR—C.Johnson 2 (2). SB—D.Wright (3), Schafer (9). S—W.Rodriguez. IP H R ER BB SO New York Schwinden L,0-1 ..... 4 6 5 5 2 1 Acosta ...................... 2 6 3 3 0 1 Byrdak ...................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 F.Francisco .............. 1 2 0 0 0 1 Houston W.Rodriguez W,3-2 7 6 1 1 2 5 Davi.Carpenter........ 1 1 0 0 0 1 Abad ......................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires—Home, Fieldin Culbreth;First, Adrian Johnson;Second, Gary Cederstrom;Third, Lance Barksdale. T—2:34. A—19,442 (40,981).

Rockies 8, Dodgers 5 Los Angeles

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JHerrr 2b-3b 3 0 0 0 Fowler cf 4 1 1 1 Giambi ph 1 1 1 3 CGnzlz lf 4 2 2 3 Tlwtzk ss 4 0 1 0 Helton 1b 3 0 0 0 Cuddyr rf 4 0 1 0 Rosario c 4 1 1 1 Nelson 3b 2 0 0 0 Rogers p 0 0 0 0 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 EYong ph 0 1 0 0 Pomrnz p 1 0 1 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Brothrs p 0 0 0 0 Scutaro 2b 1 2 1 0 Totals 34 5 9 5 Totals 31 8 9 8 Los Angeles....................... 001 000 022 — 5 Colorado ............................ 000 110 033 — 8 One out when winning run scored. LOB—Los Angeles 10, Colorado 5. 2B—D.Gordon (4), Hairston Jr. (3). HR—Giambi (1), C.Gonzalez 2 (7), Rosario (2). S—Kershaw 2, J.Herrera 2, Pomeranz. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles 7 5 5 1 6 Kershaw ................... 71⁄3 J.Wright L,1-1.......... 1 1 2 2 3 2 Elbert ........................ 0 1 1 1 0 0 Colorado Pomeranz................. 62⁄3 4 1 1 4 5 Belisle H,2................ 2⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Brothers BS,3-3 ...... 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Rogers...................... 2⁄3 R.Betancourt W,1-0 BS,1-7 ...................... 1 2 2 2 2 3 Brothers pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Elbert pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. WP—Pomeranz, Brothers. PB—A.Ellis. Umpires—Home, Paul Schrieber;First, Tim Welke;Second, Laz Diaz;Third, Mike Everitt. T—3:28. A—30,276 (50,398). GwynJ lf M.Ellis 2b Kemp cf JRiver 1b DGordn ss Ethier rf HrstnJr 3b Sellers ss Loney ph-1b JWrght p Elbert p A.Ellis c Kershw p AKndy 1b

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Padres 5, Brewers 0 Milwaukee

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San Diego

ab r h bi Venale rf 5 1 1 0 Kotsay lf 3 1 1 1 Denorfi ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Headly 3b 2 1 1 0 Alonso 1b 4 0 1 0 OHudsn 2b 3 0 0 0 Maybin cf 3 1 2 2 JoBakr c 3 0 0 0 Parrino ss 4 1 1 0 Suppan p 2 0 1 0 Frieri p 0 0 0 0 Tekotte ph 1 0 0 0 Grgrsn p 0 0 0 0 Guzmn ph 1 0 1 2 Thayer p 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 0 6 0 Totals 32 5 9 5 Milwaukee.......................... 000 000 000 — 0 San Diego .......................... 003 000 02x — 5 DP—Milwaukee 1, San Diego 2. LOB—Milwaukee 6, San Diego 8. 2B—Ar.Ramirez (7), Kotsay (2), Guzman (5). SB—Maybin (8). IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Gallardo L,1-3 ......... 6 7 3 3 3 4 M.Parra .................... 1 0 0 0 1 1 Chulk ........................ 1 2 2 2 1 1 San Diego Suppan W,1-0 ......... 5 4 0 0 2 2 Frieri H,1 .................. 1 1 0 0 0 0 Gregerson H,2 ........ 2 1 0 0 0 3 Thayer ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires—Home, Mark Wegner;First, Wally Bell;Second, Brian Knight;Third, Mike Winters. T—2:33. A—15,786 (42,691). RWeks 2b CGomz cf Braun lf Morgan lf ArRmr 3b Hart rf Lucroy c AlGnzlz ss Ishikaw 1b Gallard p CIzturs ph MParr p Chulk p

Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 4 Arizona

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ab r h bi Dsmnd ss 5 1 2 2 Lmrdzz 3b 3 0 1 1 Werth rf 4 0 1 0 LaRoch 1b 4 0 1 0 Nady lf 3 0 0 0 Stmmn p 0 0 0 0 Flores ph 1 0 0 0 HRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Espinos 2b 3 1 0 0 Harper cf 4 2 3 1 Ramos c 3 1 2 0 EJcksn p 2 0 0 0 TMoore lf 1 0 0 0 Ankiel ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 411 4 Totals 34 510 4 Arizona ............................... 000 202 000 — 4 Washington ....................... 001 200 002 — 5 Two outs when winning run scored. E—M.Montero (3), J.Upton (2), Nady (1). DP— Washington 2. LOB—Arizona 6, Washington 6. 2B—Goldschmidt (4), Desmond (6), Lombardozzi (2), Harper 2 (3). HR—J.Upton (3), Desmond (3). SB—A.Hill (3), J.Upton (5), Espinosa (1). CS— G.Parra (2), Jo.McDonald (1), LaRoche (1), Harper (1). SF—R.Roberts. IP H R ER BB SO Arizona J.Saunders............... 61⁄3 7 3 2 2 6 Ziegler H,2 ............... 2⁄3 1 0 0 1 1 Breslow H,3 ............. 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 Putz L,0-2 BS,2-7 ... 2⁄3 Washington E.Jackson ................ 6 8 4 4 2 3 Stammen.................. 2 2 0 0 0 1 H.Rodriguez W,1-1. 1 1 0 0 0 2 Ziegler pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Umpires—Home, Bill Welke;First, Tim Tschida;Second, Chris Guccione;Third, Jeff Nelson. T—3:03. A—16,274 (41,487). GParra cf A.Hill 2b J.Upton rf Kubel lf MMntr c Gldsch 1b RRorts 3b JMcDnl ss JSndrs p Ziegler p Breslw p Overay ph Putz p

Cubs 3, Reds 1 Chicago DeJess rf Campn cf SCastro ss

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T U E S D AY ’ S L A T E B O X E S White Sox 7, Indians 2 Cleveland

Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi Brantly cf 4 0 0 0 De Aza cf 3 2 1 0 Donald 3b 4 0 0 0 AlRmrz ss 5 1 1 1 ACarer ss 4 0 0 0 A.Dunn 1b 3 1 0 0 CSantn 1b 4 0 0 0 Konerk dh 3 0 0 1 Hafner dh 4 0 0 0 Przyns c 4 1 1 1 Duncan lf 3 2 2 1 Rios rf 4 0 0 1 Kipnis 2b 4 0 3 1 Viciedo lf 3 0 1 1 Cnghm rf 3 0 1 0 Morel 3b 4 1 1 0 Marson c 3 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 4 1 3 2 Totals 33 2 6 2 Totals 33 7 8 7 Cleveland ........................... 010 000 100 — 2 Chicago.............................. 014 110 00x — 7 E—A.Cabrera (2), C.Santana (2), Sale (1). DP— Cleveland 1. LOB—Cleveland 7, Chicago 8. 2B—Duncan (2), Kipnis (2), De Aza (7). HR—Duncan (3), Pierzynski (5), Beckham (1). SB—Kipnis (5), De Aza (3), Rios (2), Morel (3). CS—Brantley (3). IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Jimenez L,2-2.......... 42⁄3 8 7 4 6 1 Asencio .................... 21⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 Hagadone ................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 Chicago Sale W,3-1 ............... 6 3 1 1 1 3 Ohman...................... 2⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Z.Stewart ................. 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 H.Santiago ............... 1 1 0 0 2 2 Umpires—Home, Tim Timmons;First, Jeff Kellogg;Second, Eric Cooper;Third, Marty Foster. T—2:41. A—15,212 (40,615).

Angels 4, Twins 0 Minnesota

Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Span cf 3 0 2 0 Trout cf 3 1 1 0 ACasill 2b 4 0 0 0 Callasp 3b 3 0 0 0 Mauer dh 3 0 0 0 Pujols 1b 4 0 0 1 Wlngh lf 3 0 0 0 TrHntr rf 2 1 2 2 Valenci 3b 3 0 0 0 Trumo dh 4 0 0 0 Doumit c 3 0 1 0 HKndrc 2b 4 1 3 1 Parmel 1b 3 0 0 0 V.Wells lf 3 0 1 0 CThms rf 3 0 0 0 Aybar ss 3 0 0 0 JCarrll ss 3 0 0 0 Iannett c 2 1 0 0 Totals 28 0 3 0 Totals 28 4 7 4 Minnesota .......................... 000 000 000 — 0 Los Angeles....................... 022 000 00x — 4 DP—Minnesota 1, Los Angeles 1. LOB—Minnesota 2, Los Angeles 5. 3B—H.Kendrick (2). HR— Tor.Hunter (4), H.Kendrick (3). SB—Trout (1). S— Callaspo. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Liriano L,0-4............. 51⁄3 7 4 4 3 5 Swarzak ................... 12⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Gray .......................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles Williams W,2-1 ........ 9 3 0 0 1 6 HBP—by Gray (Tor.Hunter). Umpires—Home, Angel Hernandez;First, Mark Carlson;Second, Ed Hickox;Third, Ed Rapuano. T—2:10. A—30,039 (45,957).

Dodgers 7, Rockies 6 Los Angeles

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LaHair 1b 4 1 1 1 Phillips 2b 4 0 1 0 ASorin lf 4 1 2 0 Bruce rf 3 0 1 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 3 0 0 0 IStewrt 3b 4 1 1 1 Heisey lf 3 0 1 0 DeWitt 2b 3 0 1 0 Hanign c 3 0 0 0 Barney 2b 1 0 0 0 Arroyo p 1 0 0 0 Soto c 3 0 2 1 Harris ph 1 0 0 0 Smrdzj p 2 0 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 Dolis p 0 0 0 0 Frazier ph 0 0 0 0 RJhnsn ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Hoover p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 310 3 Totals 29 1 3 0 Chicago.............................. 010 101 000 — 3 Cincinnati ........................... 000 100 000 — 1 DP—Chicago 2. LOB—Chicago 6, Cincinnati 3. 2B—S.Castro (6), Bruce (6). HR—LaHair (6), I.Stewart (2). CS—S.Castro (4). S—Samardzija. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Samardzija W,3-1 ... 72⁄3 3 1 1 2 7 Dolis H,3 .................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Marmol S,2-4........... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Cincinnati Arroyo L,1-1............. 6 9 3 3 1 3 LeCure ..................... 2 1 0 0 0 1 Hoover...................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP—Samardzija. Umpires—Home, Dana DeMuth;First, Kerwin Danley;Second, Doug Eddings;Third, Paul Nauert. T—2:37. A—16,868 (42,319).

Braves 15, Phillies 13, 11 innings Philadelphia


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BATTING—Kemp, Los Angeles, .411; DWright, New York, .392; Altuve, Houston, .358; SCastro, Chicago, .340; Kubel, Arizona, .333; Posey, San Francisco, .333; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .329; Lowrie, Houston, .329. RUNS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 27; CGonzalez, Colorado, 21; JUpton, Arizona, 19; Beltran, St. Louis, 18; Uggla, Atlanta, 18; MEllis, Los Angeles, 17; Freeman, Atlanta, 17; Headley, San Diego, 17; YMolina, St. Louis, 17; Schafer, Houston, 17. RBI—Ethier, Los Angeles, 27; Kemp, Los Angeles, 25; Freese, St. Louis, 23; CGonzalez, Colorado, 23; JDMartinez, Houston, 20; Freeman, Atlanta, 19; 5 tied at 17. HITS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 37; Altuve, Houston, 34; Bourn, Atlanta, 34; SCastro, Chicago, 32; DWright, New York, 31; Furcal, St. Louis, 30; Sandoval, San Francisco, 30. DOUBLES—YMolina, St. Louis, 10; Tejada, New York, 10; Votto, Cincinnati, 10; Cuddyer, Colorado, 9; Furcal, St. Louis, 9; LaHair, Chicago, 8; 8 tied at 7. HOME RUNS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 12; Braun, Milwaukee, 7; Bruce, Cincinnati, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 7; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 6; Ethier, Los Angeles, 6; Freese, St. Louis, 6; Hart, Milwaukee, 6; LaHair, Chicago, 6. STOLEN BASES—Bonifacio, Miami, 10; SCastro, Chicago, 10; DGordon, Los Angeles, 10; Schafer, Houston, 9; Heyward, Atlanta, 8; Maybin, San Diego, 8; GParra, Arizona, 8; Victorino, Philadelphia, 8. PITCHING—Lohse, St. Louis, 4-0; Lynn, St. Louis, 4-0; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 4-1; 17 tied at 3. STRIKEOUTS—Hamels, Philadelphia, 36; Garza, Chicago, 36; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 34; Strasburg, Washington, 34; GGonzalez, Washington, 34; ASanchez, Miami, 33; Volquez, San Diego, 33. SAVES—Papelbon, Philadelphia, 9; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 8; Guerra, Los Angeles, 8; Myers, Houston, 6; RBetancourt, Colorado, 6; Marshall, Cincinnati, 5; FFrancisco, New York, 5; Putz, Arizona, 5; Axford, Milwaukee, 5; HRodriguez, Washington, 5.

(2), A.Ellis (4), Scutaro (5), R.Hernandez (5), Nelson (5). 3B—Tulowitzki (2). HR—D.Gordon (1), Ethier (6), A.Ellis (2), C.Gonzalez (5), Colvin (2). SB—Gwynn Jr. (2). CS—Kemp (3). SF—Helton. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Lilly W,3-0 ................ 6 4 2 2 1 4 Lindblom .................. 2⁄3 4 3 3 0 0 Elbert H,3................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Jansen H,6............... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Guerra S,8-10 ......... 1 1 0 0 0 2 Colorado Chacin L,0-3 ............ 42⁄3 11 7 7 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 Roenicke .................. 21⁄3 Belisle....................... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Mat.Reynolds........... 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Lilly (C.Gonzalez). PB—A.Ellis. Umpires—Home, Mike Everitt;First, Paul Schrieber;Second, Tim Welke;Third, Laz Diaz. T—3:22. A—26,211 (50,398).

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San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Reyes ss 3 1 1 0 Pagan cf 3 0 1 0 Bonifac cf 4 0 1 0 MeCarr lf 4 0 0 0 HRmrz 3b 4 0 1 1 Hensly p 0 0 0 0 Morrsn lf 4 0 0 0 Sandovl 3b 3 1 2 1 Bell p 0 0 0 0 Posey c 4 0 0 0 Infante 2b 4 0 0 0 Belt 1b 4 0 0 0 Stanton rf 4 1 1 1 Schrhlt rf 4 0 0 0 GSnchz 1b 3 0 0 0 Theriot 2b 4 0 1 0 Hayes c 3 0 1 0 BCrwfr ss 3 0 1 0 Nolasco p 2 0 1 0 M.Cain p 2 0 1 0 Mujica p 0 0 0 0 GBlanc ph-lf 1 0 1 0 Petersn lf 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 2 6 2 Totals 32 1 7 1 Miami .................................. 000 110 000 — 2 San Francisco.................... 000 001 000 — 1 E—Hayes (2). DP—Miami 1, San Francisco 1. LOB—Miami 4, San Francisco 6. 2B—Sandoval (6), B.Crawford (7), M.Cain (1), G.Blanco (3). HR— Stanton (2), Sandoval (5). SB—Reyes (5), Bonifacio (10), H.Ramirez (5). CS—Theriot (1). S—Nolasco, Pagan. IP H R ER BB SO Miami Nolasco W,3-0 ........ 71⁄3 7 1 1 1 1 Mujica H,5................ 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Bell S,3-6 ................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 San Francisco M.Cain L,1-2............ 8 6 2 2 1 4 Hensley .................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP—M.Cain. Umpires—Home, Scott Barry;First, Jerry Meals;Second, Lance Barrett;Third, Paul Emmel. T—2:30. A—41,439 (41,915).











Pettitte’s testimony in question Cross-examination could lead to former teammate’s statements being thrown out. By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON — With two short answers, Andy Pettitte called into question the validity of his testimony against Roger Clemens, part of a discouraging day for prosecutors in the retrial of the seven-time Cy Young Award winner. After stumbling its way to a mistrial of Clemens last year, the government is struggling again in the retrial – to the point that the crux of Pettitte’s testimony might be tossed out. First, the exasperated judge criticized the

questioning of Pettitte on Wednesday, then he ruled against prosecutors in another matter. Finally he cried out: “You’re taking positions that are totally absurd to me.” Pettitte, Clemens’ longtime friend and former teammate, was on the stand for a second day in the trial that is to determine whether Clemens lied at a 2008 congressional deposition and hearing when he denied taking steroids and human growth hormone. During cross-examination, Clemens’ lawyers got exactly the answers they wanted. Might Pettitte have misunderstood when Clemens supposedly acknowledged using human growth hormone to Pettitte in a conversation during the 1999-

2000 offseason? “I could have,” Pettitte answered. Is it fair to say there is a “50-50” chance that Pettitte misunderstood? “I’d say that’s fair,” Pettitte replied. The government tried to salvage their witness, but prosecutor Steven Durham’s follow-up questions were lacking – at least in the minds of Clemens’ lawyers and, more importantly, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton. Clemens’ lawyers moved to strike Pettitte’s testimony about the 19992000 conversation as “insufficiently definitive.” The judge seemed to agree, openly wondering why Pettitte wasn’t asked for a current, definitive recollection of the conversa-

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San Diego Chargers fan Paul Camacho wears the uniform of LB Junior Seau as he stands in front of the team’s headquarters.

practiced the way he played. He made practice fun. He was a coach’s dream. He was an amazing guy as well as a player and a person. This is hard to believe.” Seau’s ex-wife, Gina, told the Union-Tribune San Diego that he texted her and each of their three children separate messages: “I love you.” “We’re all in shock,” she said. “We’re beyond sad and beyond shocked. The kids and I are just huddled together at home. There is no way to make sense of this.” Seau, who played in the NFL for parts of 20 seasons, is the eighth member of San Diego’s lone Super Bowl team who has died, all before the age of 45. Lew Bush, Shawn Lee, David Griggs,

Rodney Culver, Doug Miller, Curtis Whitley and Chris Mims are the others. Seau’s also is among a few recent, unexpected deaths of NFL veterans. Duerson’s family has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL, claiming the league didn’t do enough to prevent or treat concussions that severely damaged Duerson’s brain before he died in in February 2011. Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, who had joined in a concussion-related lawsuit against the league — one of dozens filed in the last year — died last month at age 62. His wife has said he suffered from depression and dementia after taking years

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carrier or quarterback. “It’s a sad thing. It’s hard to understand,” said Bobby Beathard, who as Chargers general manager took Seau out of Southern California with the fifth pick overall in the 1990 draft. “He was really just a great guy. If you drew up a player you’d love to have the opportunity to draft and have on the team and as a teammate, Junior and Rodney (Harrison), they’d be the kind of guys you’d like to have.” Quarterback Stan Humphries recalled that Seau did everything at the same speed, whether it was practicing, lifting weights or harassing John Elway. “The intensity, the smile, the infectious attitude, it carried over to all the other guys,” said Humphries, who was shocked that Seau is now the eighth player from the ’94 Super Bowl team to die. Seau’s mother appeared before reporters outside the former player’s house, weeping uncontrollably. “I don’t understand ... I’m shocked,” Luisa Seau cried out. Her son gave no indication of a problem when she spoke to him by phone earlier this week, she said. “He’s joking to me, he called me a ‘homegirl,”’ she said. Seau’s death follows the suicide last year of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson, who also shot himself in the chest. In October 2010, Seau survived a 100-foot plunge down a seaside cliff in his SUV, hours after he was arrested for investigation of domestic violence at the Oceanside home he shared with his girlfriend. The woman had told authorities that Seau assaulted her during an argument. There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol involved in the crash and Seau told authorities he fell asleep while driving. He sustained minor injuries. “I just can’t imagine this, because I’ve never seen Junior in a down frame of mind,” Beathard said. “He was always so upbeat and he would keep people up. He

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tion. He repeatedly berated Durham, who was also part of the government team last July when prosecutors showed the jury a snippet of inadmissible videotaped evidence, prompting the mistrial. “I was waiting for you to ask, and you didn’t ask that,” Walton said. Durham tried to contend that he addressed the matter in a different way. The defense will file a brief in support of its position, and Walton could rule on Pettitte’s testimony as early as today. During his first day on the stand Tuesday, Pettitte recalled the crucial conversation, which took place at Clemens’ home during a workout, as: “Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH.” of hits. Seau, however, is not known to have been a plaintiff in the concussion litigation. When Humphries joined the Chargers in a 1992 trade, he said it was obvious Seau was “the person who had the most energy, the most excited, the guy who tried to rally everybody.” Humphries said Seau “brought out a lot of youngness” in older players. He also helped younger players. “So sad to hear about Jr Seau,” tweeted New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who was with San Diego from 200105. “Junebug. Buddy. The greatest teammate a young guy could ask for. This is a sad day. He will be missed greatly.” Seau called many of those around him “Buddy.” He often referred to teammates as “my players.” Seau was voted to a Chargersrecord 12 straight Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro six times. “We all lost a friend today,” Chargers President Dean Spanos said in a statement. “This is just such a tragic loss. One of the worst things I could ever imagine.”


Former MLB pitcher Andy Pettitte leaves the courthouse in Washington on Wednesday after testifying in Roger Clemens’ trial.

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Bodemeister named early favorite to win The Bob Baffert-trained horse opened 4-1 to take first at Churchill Downs after drawing the No. 6 post. By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bodemeister has been made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Union Rags the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. Trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Bodemeister drew the No. 6 post on Wednesday. Six horses have won from that position, the last being Sea Hero in 1993. Bodemeister is the stronger of Baffert’s two horses, having won the Arkansas Derby by 9 1-2 lengths in the most dominating performance among the Derby prep races. His other, Liaison, landed in the No. 20 spot for Saturday’s race. It’s the third time the Hall of Fame trainer has had the early Derby favorite. The first two times didn’t work out. Lookin At Lucky drew the dreaded inside post in 2010 and finished sixth. In 2001, Point Given was the heavy favorite and wound up fifth. He went on to win the Preakness and Belmont stakes, the final two legs of the Triple Crown. Union Rags drew the No. 4 post and was listed at 9-2 on the morning line set by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia. He is trained by Michael

Matz, who won the Derby in 2006 with Barbaro only to have the colt stunningly break down after the start of the Preakness. Gemologist was the third choice at 6-1 and drew the No. 15 post. The undefeated colt is one of two trained by Todd Pletcher, who won his first Derby in 2010 with Super Saver. The other, El Padrino, will be in the next stall toward the outside as one of two 20-1 shots. Blue Grass winner Dullahan was the 8-1 fourth choice. He got the No. 5 post, drawing the loudest cheers from his connections. The No. 1 and No. 14 posts remained open until there were just two spots left in the starting gate, leaving the connections of speedy Hansen and Daddy Long Legs in suspense. UAE Derby winner Daddy Long Legs got the inside stall, while 10-1 shot Hansen dodged a bullet and landed the No. 14 slot. Hansen and Daddy Long Legs have the most graded stakes earnings in the field. Hansen leads the list with more than $1.5 million, while Daddy Long Legs has $1.2 million. Optimizer is the record 45th Derby starter for trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time winner of the race. The colt will break from the No. 2 post and is one of five 50-1 shots. He got into the field when Mark Valeski was withdrawn from consideration Tuesday. The 21st horse on the earnings list is My Adonis, who would need a defection before 9 a.m. Friday to enter.


Eli Manning set to host on Saturday Night Live The Giants quarterback hopes to match his brother’s successful appearance on the show. By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Eli Manning sensed his brother’s shadow even as a comedic actor. “Saturday Night Live” producers invited the New York Giants quarterback to host after he won his first Super Bowl in 2008. One of the many reasons he declined was that Peyton Manning had hosted the show a year earlier after his own championship. “Peyton had done so well the previous year, I thought it might be a little fresh in everyone’s minds,” Eli said Wednesday. “I did not want to have to go up against a tough competition and the great job that he performed.” Manning recalled he sent word back that perhaps he’d host if he won another title. Sure enough, he said yes after his second ring and will star in the late-night sketches this Saturday. “I had not proven myself as much as I wanted to,” he said of that initial offer four years ago. Manning and SNL chief Lorne Michaels took part in a conference call Wednesday, hours before the quarterback would start acting out 40-45 skits to whittle down to 12 or 13 to be potentially performed in front of that live television audience. He made the short trip into Manhattan from Hoboken, N.J., on Monday and

Tuesday afternoon to meet with writers and cast members at NBC’s Rockefeller Center studios. Wednesday afternoon would be the first time Manning Manning saw the scripts and rehearsed, and he was eager to get going. He sat in the audience, laughing along, when Peyton hosted in 2007, an episode that included a memorable sketch lampooning the NFL’s United Way commercials. Eli sought his brother’s advice before accepting his own invitation. Peyton told him: “The one thing you are used to doing is live — that’s something you do every week during the football season.” “We know how Eli reacts both under pressure and also with changing things quickly,” Michaels said. “I don’t think we’re making any other kinds of concession because it’s an athlete over an actor, comedian or singer — or politician, for that matter.” John Madden, who hosted in 1982, called Manning on Wednesday and offered the same counsel that Peyton did, encouraging him to savor working with the writers and cast members during the week. Eli said he and his brother were comfortable poking fun at themselves. “The good thing about ‘Saturday Night Live’ is you can come in and maybe express the different sides that people don’t see,” he said. “Maybe that’s not you at all times, but for this one night you can kind of let loose.”

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Sears execs say retailer still strong


Indy 500 picks local firm

Wilkes-Barre-based BCM Solutions, Inc. has been selected by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to provide guest services at this year’s Indianapolis 500 mile race. BCM specializes in operational planning, logistics, security and event staffing for motorsport events and venues The company founded in 2003 has been the primary security and event staffing solution to over 75 NASCAR and Indy Car sanctioned racing events at venues including Watkins Glen International, Daytona International Speedway and Pocono Raceway.

By DAVE CARPENTER AP Business Writer

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears executives tried Wednesday to ease concerns about the troubled retailer’s long-term outlook amid eversinking sales, emphasizing the company’s financial strength, increased liquidity and prospects to boost operational results. Chairman Edward Lampert told shareholders at Sears Holdings Corp.’s annual meeting that the company is “not planning to just survive” but thrive as a result of actions it’s taking to not only win back disillusioned shoppers but get more productivity out of its real estate holdings. The company has been on the defensive with Wall Street after losing $3.14 billion in 2011 and because of the years-long decline in sales at its Sears and Kmart stores. Revenue at U.S. stores open at least a year, a key indicator of retailers’ performance, fell 2.2 percent last year. Sears expects to raise $400 million to $500 million by spinning off its smaller Hometown and Outlet stores as well as some hardware stores — a deal announced in February. It also sold 11 of its stores to real estate company General Growth Properties for $270 million and plans to cut inventory by $580 million. Lampert said that while the real estate sales might not seem consistent with efforts to “fix the business,” it was important to restore profitability to get shareholders’ confidence back. “We’ve lost people’s confidence,” he said. “I think we’re beginning to get it back again.”

Slot revenue stagnates

Revenue generated by slot machines at Pennsylvania’s 11 casinos edged up 1.3 percent in April compared to April 2011, the state Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday. Last month’s figure of $214.1 million includes $4 million from Valley Forge Casino Resort, which was not open a year ago. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs reported a 1.3 percent decline in slot revenue, to $20 million. Mount Airy Casino Resort showed a 1.7 percent gain, to $12.8 million. The gaming board noted that April 2012 contained four weekends, compared to five in 2011. Saturday and Sunday are typically the most lucrative gambling days.


Chuck Rowles of Rubber Mallet Comics in West Pittston will be taking part in Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 5.

Comic (book) relief

By EILEEN GODIN Times Leader Correspondent


CVS Caremark Corp. gained millions of new prescriptions in the first quarter due to a contract impasse between two rivals. The company said Wednesday its first-quarter earnings climbed 9 percent, and it raised its profit forecast for 2012 because the end of a contract between Walgreen Co. and Express Scripts Inc. prompted Walgreen customers to migrate to CVS stores. Revenue rose 20 percent to $30.8 billion. CVS Caremark operates a mail order prescription fulfillment center in the Hanover Crossings office park that employs about 400.

The Standard & Poor’s ratings agency lifted Greece’s credit grade out of default on Wednesday after the country completed a major debt writedown with private creditors. It upgraded the country from selective default to ‘CCC’, still in junk status, and gave it a stable outlook.

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features standpoint – not match the last generation of devices, or, they’ll need to shift the mobile paradigm in some fundamental way. Tomorrow’s BlackBerry will be today’s dumbphone – when you pull it out, people are going to scoff at you or politely inquire as to when your company is planning on disposing of its outdated devices. I should stress that there is nothing inherently wrong with the devices or the technology behind them – it’s the corporate management, and public perception that will need to be addressed if BlackBerry is going to continue to bear fruit.

next generation of BlackBerry devices. Among them: true support for full touchscreens, without a physical keyboard. This is a great advance for BlackBerry, and would be truly remarkable if it were 2004. While it is still going to offer devices with keyboards for the traditionalists out there, this is not something to highlight in 2012. The company also is planning to offer better support for major games, an improved camera, improved developer tools and added support for tablet devices and vehicles. Congratulations RIM, on arriving at the party just in time to help clean up the leftovers. If RIM wants to be around five years from now, they’re going to have to beat Google and Apple significantly from a

Back when there were no other good options, BlackBerry was great – and even now you can’t complain about its around?” email security … when it works and if BlackBerry is in big trouble – the you need that sort of thing. smartphone manufacturer has been Now, just about any choice will give circling the drain for some time now, due you more apps or more and better deto its inability to compete with the far vices. larger and more dynamic Android and But RIM and BlackBerry cling doggApple iOS devices on the market and edly to their existing market share, because of massive and infuriating serdetermined to make a go of it. vice interruptions. During the launch of their new operThere’s also not too much you can say about its recent product releases, beyond ating system, Research In Motion, CEO describing them as “clunky” – and that’s Thorstein Heins highlighted some key points of the software that will drive the being charitable.


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Address: 802 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday Grand opening: Saturday Rubber Mallet can be visited on Facebook.

BlackBerry – as ever – remains far behind the technology curve

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The business venture sprang from a love of comics going back to high school. “It is a fantastic art form,” he said. “And the writing has gotten much better.” Although his business will appeal to a limited audience, with only three comic book stores in Luzerne County, Rowles feels confident. The reaction from consumers has been positive. “Wednesdays, when the new comics come in, we are always busy,” he said. His appreciation for the art form inspired Rowles to self-publish a series of science fiction graphic novels called the Gods of Arr-elaan. With his wife, Martha Pezzino, as editor and brother, Stephen Rowles, as colorist and effects coordinator, the trio have had seven novels published. Currently the Gods of Arr-elaan are sold out, but Rowles has many more comics of every variety to satisfy enthusiasts.


EST PITTSTON – Trading a cubicle and a job as a graphic artist for the freedom and selfsatisfaction of entrepreneurship, graphic novelist Chuck Rowles opened a shop in April dedicated to publications that combine both talents … comic books. Rowles held a soft opening for the Rubber Mallet, on Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston, in April with a grand opening slated for Saturday, which also is National Free Comic Book Day. The convergence of the two was partly “strategic and a happy coincidence,” Rowles said. To celebrate the grand opening, Rowles said he will have people dressed in character, specials on comic books and graphic novels and raffles for comic books and comic-related items. In addition to comic books, the store

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NATIONAL FORECAST Clearing, warmer


Very warm, a storm

77° 60°

83° 63°

TUESDAY Rain possible

MONDAY Partly sunny

68° 45°

70° 48°

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Syracuse 79/62

The Finger Lakes

Highs: 70-83. Lows: 56-62. Chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight.

Wilkes-Barre 76/59 New York City 66/56

Brandywine Valley

Reading 75/61

Highs: 71-72. Lows: 61-62. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight.

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Today Tomorrow

Highs: 67-80. Lows: 57-64. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight.


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A leading edge of very warm air will slowly move across our area today to promote clearing skies and much warmer temperatures this afternoon. The day should remain rain-free with showers and thunder possible tonight, which will be our warmest night since last September. Friday will be more summer like with warmer and more humid conditions. A weak cold front will arrive later in the day followed by northerly winds, cooler temperatures, and a good deal of sunshine this weekend. Another good chance for rain will come on Tueday of next week. m

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Coughlin High School Class of 1959 will meet 6 p.m. May 31 for a pot luck dinner at the home of Bob and Ann Marie Acacio, 22 Frederick St., Swoyersville. Preliminary plans for the 55th anniversary reunion will be discussed. All class members and spouses are invited.

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Kaden James Dubaskas, son of Denise Duesler and Chris Dubaskas, Edwardsville, is celebrating his second birthday today, May 3. Kaden is a grandson of Mayor Dorothy and John Duesler, Courtdale; and Mayor Ace and Gerri Dubaskas, Edwardsville. Kaden has a brother, Christopher, and two sisters, Cara and Kasen.

Joseph A. English, son of Joe and Kathy English, Hanover Township, is celebrating his seventh birthday today, May 3. Joey is a grandson of Joseph and Joann English, Bear Creek; Jane Ulitchney, Wilkes-Barre; and the late Andy Ulitchney.

Class of 1987 is planning its 25th anniversary reunion for July 27 at the Checkerboard Inn. More information is pending. Many addresses are still being sought. Anyone with information, or anyone wishing to confirm current information, should contact Staci Robbins Miller at as soon as possible. Invitations will be mailed at the end of the month.

Lake-Lehman Band Alumni reunion meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grotto Pizza, Harveys Lake. Anyone who was in the band under John Miliauskas is invited. An open house is planned for 1-5 p.m. June 16 at the Lake-Lehman High School. Donations or ads for the program are due by Tuesday. Donations to cover costs can be sent to Lake-Leh-







man Band Alumni, c/o Virginia Piatt Ide, 65 Boyle Road, Dallas, PA 18612. For more information contact Ginny Piatt Ide at 6392587 or or Mary Beth Duffy Tomko at

Pittston Area High School Class of 1957 reunion planning committee will meet 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tony’s City Line Plaza, Pittston. All members are invited. Plans are being made for the 55th anniversary reunion to be held Sept. 2 at Fox Hill Country Club. Class of 1992 will celebrate its 20th anniversary reunion Aug. 4 in the Seasons Ballroom at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre. Tickets are $55 each and can be purchased via credit card, Pay Pal or check. All interested classmates are asked to send their email address or mailing address to Tara Turkos Craig at or Ryan Carwardine at Classmates are also encouraged to access the Pittston Area Class of 1992 Reunion Facebook page for updates and event details. Classmates who do not have access to email or Facebook, may call Patti Pisano, class president, at 5403277 or Mary Turco Arellano at 210-831-4769 for more details. The reunion planning committee includes Patti Pisano, Mary Turco

Rebecca J. Tomasetti Kevin A. Wagner Kevin Anthony Wagner, son of Kevin and Holly Wagner, Larksville, is celebrating his fifth birthday today, May 3. Kevin is a grandson of Joseph and Patricia Cresho, Anthony J. Morris III and the late Percy and Meryl Wagner. He is a great-grandson of Anna Lipski, Elizabeth Morris and Maryann Cresho. Kevin has four sisters, Kasandra, Meryl, Mackenzie and Piper.

Cassandra Marie Snopeck, daughter of Danielle and David Snopeck, Edwardsville, is celebrating her fourth birthday today, May 3. Cassandra is a granddaughter of Donna Melton, Wilkes-Barre; James Melton, Forty Fort; and Joan Snopeck and the late Walter Snopeck, West Wyoming. She has a brother, Brandon, 2.

Brynne K. Smith Brynne Kathryn Smith, daughter of Tyler and Jill Kazinski Smith, Elizabethtown, is celebrating her seventh birthday today, May 3. Brynne is a granddaughter of Bob and Cindy Kazinski, Larksville, and Barry and Sue Smith, Elizabethtown. She has a brother, Aaron, 4.

Katie Rose Jobson, daughter of Sharon Jobson, Dupont, and the late Paul Jobson Jr., is celebrating her 16th birthday today, May 3. Katie is a granddaughter of Joan Labashousky, Wilkes-Barre; Joyce Jobson, Harveys Lake; the late Raymond Labashousky; and the late Paul Jobson Sr. She has a sister, Emily, 12.

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Pittston Township Schools All class reunion committee will meet 6 p.m. May 24 at Savo’s Restaurant in the Pittston Plaza. Plans are being made for the fourth reunion to be held noon-7 p.m. Sept. 1 in Plains Township Municipal Park, Clark Lane. Anyone who attended Pittston Township schools at any time, or any resident of Pittston Township, is invited to attend. Cost is $33 per person. Anyone interested in planning the reunion is welcome. For more information contact Josephine Digennari at 654-2876 or Joe Sperrazza at 654-2081.

Plymouth High School Class of 1956 reunion planning committee will meet 6 p.m. May 15 at Grotto Pizza, Edwardsville. Plans are being made for the 56th anniversary reunion to be held noon-6 p.m. Aug. 1 1 at the Benjamin Harvey Inn at Harveys Lake. All classmates are invited. Class of 1964 will meet 6 p.m. Monday at Happy Pizza. All members are welcome.

West Pittston High School

Class of 1957 is planning its 55th anniversary reunion for the weekend of Sept. 1. The first meeting will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the old American Legion, Linden Street, West Pittston. Co-chairmen are Mickey Melberger and Don Lloyd. Classmates interested in serving on a committee may contact Mickey at 654-1141 or Don at 655-4311.

West Side High School, Newark, N.J. Classes of June 1962 and January 1963 Rough Riders are holding a 50th anniversary reunion on Nov. 3. For more information contact Irene Tramutola Carlucci at 908-6543703 or Rae Vella Yurecko at 908-687-2294.

West Side Vo-Tech School Class of 1977 is planning its 35th anniversary reunion. A get together will take place Aug. 1 1 at Timbers at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Township. Plans are being made for the dinner reunion to be held sometime in October or November. Classmates are asked to call Paulette Pecukonis at 283-1774 to update their addresses or email Information also available on Facebook at West Side Class of 77.

Carsman Insurance Agency LLC is hosting a child identification/ child safety seat check 3-6 p.m. Friday at Carsman Insurance Agency LLC, Tuft Text Plaza, 1325 N. River St., Plains Township. Representatives from the Plains Township Police Department, Wilkes-Barre City Police Department, Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department and Northeast Highway Safety Program will be assisting with the event. There will be activities, giveaways and all participants can enter a drawing to win a home safety kit. To make a car seat check appointment call 235-1044. Some of the participants, from left: Deputy Erin Joyce, Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department; Officer Phil Myers, WilkesBarre Police Department; Dawn Carsman, Carsman Insurance Agency; Rebecca Ryback, Northeast Highway Safety Program; and Officer Timothy Minnick, Plains Township Police Department.

HAZLE TWP.: Sonshine Early Learning Center is hosting an open house 5-7 p.m. May 11. The center is located within Faith Assembly of God Church, Hazle Township. Preschool and pre-kindergarten programs are open to children ages 3 and 4. Registration has begun for the 2012-2013 school year. The open house will allow parents the opportunity to tour the facilities, meet the teachers and learn more about the programs. For more information call 501-2484 or visit Sonshine Early Learning Center LAFLIN: The Oblates of St.

Joseph Seminary, Route 315, is hosting its monthly Holy Hour for Vocations 7 p.m. Thursday. The Holy Hour consists of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, private adoration, recitation of the rosary with vocation theme meditations, scriptural reflection, general intercessions and benediction. For more information, contact the seminary office at 654-7542. MOUNTAIN TOP: The Crestwood High School PTA is sponsoring a fundraiser for the senior class lock-in 7-9 p.m. May 11 at the Dorrance Inn. Tickets are $20 and include stromboli, pizza, wings, beer, wine and soda. Payment at the door. Reservations are not required but would be appreciated. Contact Jill at 474-5673 or email

MOUNTAIN TOP: Crestwood Middle School is accepting new registrations for seventh and eighth grade for the 2012-2013 school year noon-2 p.m. May 22 and 8-10 a.m. May 24 outside of the school’s nurse’s office. Registrants must have the following documents: two proofs of residency; child’s updated immunization record; birth certificate; and withdrawal grades from previous school. Contact the school office at 474-6782 ext. 342 for more information. WILKES-BARRE: Zebra Communications’ Team Wolverine, in partnership with the Wyoming Valley Chapter of Relay for Life, is hosting a water pong tournament 9 p.m. Thursday at Rodano’s, 53 Public

Square. Proceeds from the $5 team registration fee and the sale of $1 pizza slices will benefit Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society. The winning duo will also be crowned Ultimate Water Pong Champions of Wilkes-Barre. Participants must be 21 years old and can register their twoperson team at or by calling 408-4162. T-shirts and prizes will be given to each team that registers. Zebra Communications has dedicated their “Run for the Future, Run for Life” campaign to Capt. Candice Adams, a breast cancer survivor and Wilkes alumnus currently serving in the U.S Air Force. Parts of Adams’ documentary film chronicling her battle with cancer will be shown during the event on Thursday.


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Rebecca Jewel Tomasetti, daughter of Louis and Edith Tomasetti, Atlanta, Ga., is celebrating her fifth birthday today, May 3. Rebecca is a granddaughter of Mary Jane Tomasetti, Inkerman; the late Joseph A. Tomasetti; and Ed and Sandy Yeargan, Rome, Ga. She is a great-granddaughter of the late Nazareth and Margaret Tomasetti and the late Clement and Mary Bowman, all of Pittston, and Edith Swint, the late Edgar J. Swint and the late Edmund and Marjorie Yeargan, all of Rome, Ga. Rebecca has a brother, Anthony Joseph (A.J.), 7.


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Wisdom of age teaches husband to hold his fire after wife is insulted Dear Abby: While standing in a serving line at a restaurant, a man commented to my wife about her weight. She was very upset. My take was, “Don’t talk to strange men.” Later, I wondered whether I should have confronted the guy. As a young man I was prone to rash actions. I would like to think in my golden years that I have outgrown this tendency. Still, I’m not sure I handled the situation correctly. Please advise. — Texas Tom Dear Texas Tom: Although as a young man you were prone to rash actions, as a mature one you gained

DEAR ABBY ADVICE the ability to control your temper. Had you confronted the boor, the situation would have escalated and you could have wound up in the pokey charged with assault. I’m advising you that you were correct to do nothing. The man is lucky your wife didn’t “serve” him a fist sandwich. Dear Abby: When my husband, “Jeff,” and I married, we drew up a medical proxy and health care directives should future incapacitation arise. Jeff is now terminally ill with brain cancer and has about five months to live. Over the last two


years he has been through four surgeries, 25 doses of radiation, countless doctors’ appointments and physical therapy. As his illness progresses, we have discussed placing him in a hospice. But the closer he gets to death, the more he changes his mind. He demands that I lift, jerk and pull him in and out of bed. When I can no longer do this, he wants me to install a hoist. He needs assistance eating, dressing, bathing, using the toilet and is in a wheelchair. Jeff’s tumor is growing, causing pressure and affecting his mental attitude. He’s impatient, demanding, selfish and nasty. I’m caring for him at home because it’s his home and I am his wife. Somehow, his illness makes him feel entitled to act like a selfish


child. At what point do I put him in a hospice facility without his family calling me a nasty witch and Jeff kicking and screaming to be let out and return home? — End of My Rope Dear End: Please accept my sympathy. Your husband is sick and in pain and the cancer may have affected his ability to think rationally. If you haven’t discussed this with your husband’s doctor, you must. It may not be necessary to place Jeff in an inpatient facility because many terminally ill patients can receive the same care in their homes. However, it will take a referral from a doctor, certifying that your husband has six months or less to live. Much of the cost is covered by Medicare, and

most insurance also covers it. Hospice provides visits from doctors, nurses, home health care aides and volunteers who can help with bathing your husband, changing his linens and some of the lifting that you’re worried about. For your sake and his, you should contact the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. It can help you find a hospice provider. The toll-free phone number is 800-658-8898 or log onto To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)



ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your idols may fall. That’s what human idols do, after all. The good news is that no one can take away what you’ve learned or the qualities you admired in the first place. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Does that special person in your life make you want to be a better partner? If not, you’ll be turning the question around in your mind. How can you make your loved ones want to rise to the occasion of you? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The plan changes and you’ll go with the flow. Your flexibility will be appreciated, although maybe you shouldn’t make a habit of this. People need to know that you’ll hold them accountable. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Honesty is not as hard to come by as people think. The key to getting answers is to make it OK for them to tell the truth. If others think the truth angers you, they won’t mention it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People owe you. Everyone knows the score, and it would be wrong for you not to take your turn. Also, others will love to know they helped you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your nurturing qualities will be amplified. You’ll continue to look for ways to build other people up, especially if you believe they have less than you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don’t want to waste what you’re given, and yet not all of it is going to work for your situation. Holding on just because you’re afraid to lose is not a good reason.


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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your drive pushes you; your goals pull you; and your life distracts you. There’s probably a good reason. These distractions are telling you something about what you need. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). How will your life look after you’ve achieved your aims? Envision it as much as you can today while your imagination and creativity are strong. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have this habit of creating the magic and then giving other people the credit for what you did. Stop deflecting the glory. Soak it in, and let it fuel your next endeavor. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The bottom line is your vitality will improve when you get more sleep. Revisit your routine. Does it support relaxation as much as it could? A few adjustments will make a difference. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll be making an agreement with life. If you give it your very best and expect to get something back for your effort, it will go all wrong. Expecting nothing — that’s when the magic happens. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 3). You have a way of building excitement around yourself, and you’ll love the feeling of being in the spotlight. Others will seek your nurturing and guidance in June. Your internal compass will point the way. You’ll take on a new project in July, and things happen quickly for you — a sign that you’re on the right path. Scorpio and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 19, 24, 30 and 14.





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ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of Charles Elchin, deceased, late of Mountain Top, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, who died on April 2, 2012, to First National Trust Company, Executor. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment and those having claims or demands to present same to said Executor in care of the undersigned. Christine E. McLaughlin, Esq. GALLAGHER, BRENNAN & GILL 220 Pierce Street Kingston, PA 18704-4641 (570) 288-8255 ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been given in the ESTATE OF PEGGY L. FIELDS a/k/a MARGARET L. FIELDS, late of the Borough of Kingston, County of Luzerne, who died on February 7, 2012. All persons indebted to said Estate are required to make payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to the Executrix, Cathy L. McHugh, c/o David J. Harris, Esquire, 69 Public Square, Suite 700, WilkesBarre, PA 18701. PUBLIC NOTICE The Northwest Area School District announces the following upcoming meetings: May 8, 2012 Curriculum – 4:00 P.M. Policy – 5:00 P.M. Budget & Finance – 6:00 P.M. All meetings will be held in the High School Library

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

beige leather interior. Turbo diesel. Auto. All power options. Cruise. Sunroof. New inspection, oil change, front brakes, water pump, injector & clutch fan. 4 new tires. Runs excellent & great MPG’s. Florida car. No rust. Excellent condition. $8,900. Trade welcome. Call 570-817-6000


4.7 V8, 4WD, 3rd row seat, runs good, needs body work $1900. 570-902-5623


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

AWD. 1 owner. $15,900

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Attorney Services

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Greg Martin General Manager 22 Yrs. at Coccia

Joe “Bobo” Nocera Terry Joyce Used Car Manager Sales Manager 26 Yrs. at Coccia 35 Yrs. at Coccia



Ginny Kutzer Salesperson 21 Yrs. at Coccia

Jim Bufalino Salesperson 19 Yrs. at Coccia

Toni Grasso Salesperson 9 Yrs. at Coccia

Tom Washington Sales Manager 15 Yrs. with Ford

Abdul Alsaigh Sales Manager 5 Yrs. at Coccia

Rudy Podest Parts & Service Director 28 Yrs. at Coccia

George Geiges Service Manager 25 Yrs. with Ford

Steve Mizenko Service Manager 16 Yrs. at Coccia

Victor DeAnthony Salesperson 5 Yrs. at Coccia

Marcus Ossowski Salesperson 2 Yr. at Coccia

Kevin Uren Salesperson 2 Yrs. at Coccia

Jason Kilduff Salesperson 1 Yr. at Coccia

Mike Hallock Salesperson 1 Yr. at Coccia

Auto., AC, Pwr. Mirrors, Advanced Trac with Electronic Stability Control, Side Curtains, CD, Pwr. Door Locks, Tilt Wheel, ,

Pat McGinty Lenny Santarsiero Parts Manager Body Shop Manage 21 Yrs. at Coccia 1 Yr. at Coccia

Frank Vieira Salesperson 2 Yrs. at Coccia

Jim Williams Salesperson

*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 5/31/12.


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

M O S.


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 5/31/12.


M O S.

Patrick Yearing Internet Specialist

XL Plus Pkg., Cruise Control, MyKey System, Pwr. Equipment Group, CD, Pwr. Mirrors, 40/20/40 Cloth Seat, XL Decor Group

*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 5/31/12.




Mark Walsh Salesperson

24 Mos.

24 Mos.

M O S.

Len Gierszal Finance Manager 1 Yr. at Coccia

Auto., CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, AC, 16” Alloy Wheels, Tilt Wheel, Instrument Cluster, Message Center, Fog Lamps, Convenience Pkg., Cruise Control, MyKey, Perimeter Alarm, MyFord, SYNC, Sirius Satellite Radio,

Cruise Control, 15” Alum. Wheels, Keyless Entry w/Keypad


Barry Williams Finance Manager 25 Yrs. at Coccia

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


M O S.

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

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 5/31/12.


M O S.

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 5/31/12.

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,

STX, 3.7L V6, Auto., 17” Alum. Wheels, ABS, Cloth Seat, Air, CD, 40/20/40 Split Seat, Decor Pkg., Cruise, Pwr. Equipment Group

24 Mos.

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 5/31/12.

Pwr. Windows, Convenience Group, Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control, PDL, Air, Reverse Sensing Sys., Remote, Keyless Entry with Keypad, MyFord, CD, Auto Headlamps

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 5/31/12.

*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 5/31/12.

3.5L Engine, MyFord Display, CD, Auto. Climate Control,17” Steel Wheels, Keyless Entry, MyKey, Cruise Control, PW, PM,

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 5/31/12.

Auto., 3.5L V6, SYNC, Reverse Sensing Sys., CD, Keyless Entry with Keypad, PW, PDL, 18” Alum. Wheels, Anti-Theft Perimeter Alarm, Sirius Satellite Radio,

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 5/31/12.

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B *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-Lincoln is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends

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



Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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


650. 940 original miles. Kept indoors, very clean, water cooled, new tires. Blue and black. 2.5 liter, street/trail. Paid $5500 Asking $3800. 570-760-8527 MATTIE AUTOMOTIVE 220 Bennett Street, Luzerne Motorcycle State Inspection, Tire Sales & Maintenance 570-283-1098

SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026

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2 WHEEL DRIVE $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

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


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

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


Leather, alloys & moonroof $16,995

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

FORD ‘09 ESCAPE LTD Only 14k miles, leather moonroof, 1 owner $21,880

YAHAMA ‘06 VSTAR 650 CC CRUISER Only 1,107 miles,

bike was bought 6 years ago for my wife but because of an accident where her friend was killed on a bike she lost interest in riding. The bike sat in our shed for years... thus the low, low miles. Perfect running & body condition. Silver & blue. Back rest for a passenger, free helmet, title is free & clear. $3,599 Call John or Wendy. 570-6740735 You won’t be disappointed, practically brand new.


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

COLEMAN ‘02 POP UP Like new. Stove,

lights, fans, sink, sleeps 6. $3,700 570-443-7202


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


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVROLET `02 AVALANCHE 4 x 4, black, V8,

auto, heated leather seats, dual exhaust, moon roof, absolutely loaded. 98,000 miles, $9,000, OBO 570-262-2204 or 570-288-2722


One owner, only 42k miles. $8,880

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


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

Savannah metallic, navigation, backup camera, lift gate, ivory leather with memory, auto, 3.3 liter V6, regular gas, garaged, nonsmoker, exceptional condition, all service records. 6 disc CD. Private seller with transferable one year warranty, 96K. $16,900 570-563-5056

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506 Administrative/ Clerical

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SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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

AWD. Third row seating. Economical 6 cylinder automatic. Fully loaded with all available options. 93k pampered miles. Garage kept. Safety / emissions inspected and ready to go. Sale priced at $7595. Trade-ins accepted. Tag & title processing available with purchase. Call Fran for an appointment to see this outstanding SUV. 570-466-2771 Scranton



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

NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

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


speed. $6,880

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



1 Owner, moonroof & alloys. $21,800 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Part Time/Full Time for busy Insurance office. CALL LISA 570-208-5640 OR EMAIL STREMEL2@ NATIONWIDE.COM

eXTRA cLEAN! 4X4. $3,995. 570-696-4377

Professionals need responsible, honest, mature adult to provide child care in our Back Mountain home. Minimum 2 years experience with newborn and toddler. Part time/flexible hours. References, background check and current CPR Certification required. Must have reliable transportation. c/o Times Leader Box 4005 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTERS NEEDED Call 570-654-5775

Entry Level Construction Laborer

Two person crew, no experience necessary, company will train. The work is outdoor, fastpaced, very physical and will require the applicant to be out of town for eight day intervals followed by six days off. Applicants must have a valid PA drivers license and clean driving record. Starting wage is negotiable but will be no less than $14.00 per with family health, dental and 401k. APPLY AT R.K. HYDRO-VAC, INC., 1075 OAK ST PITTSTON, PA 18640 E-MAIL RESUME TO TCHARNEY@ RKHYDROVACPA.COM OR CALL 800-2377474 MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 8:30 TO 4:30 E.O.E. AND MANDATORY DRUG TESTING.



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LEXUSwheel `05 RXdrive, 330 NISSAN ‘97 PICKUP XE All 4WD, alloys, 5

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER Red, XLT, Original VRSCF. 1250 cc. Brilliant silver, 7,988 miles. Excellent condition. ABS, Brembo triple disc brakes, factory security, + extras. Original owner, garage kept. $12,500. 570-762-6893



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Available routes: Wilkes-Barre South

$950 Monthly Profit + Tips 242 daily / 271 Sunday

518 Customer Support/Client Care


RFM Services is looking for a Customer Service Representative in the Wilkes-Barre area. Experience helpful, but will train the right candidate. Fax resume to 570-517-5003.

527 Food Services/ Hospitality


enced COOK for 2nd Shift. Clean, modern kitchen, Good starting wages. Paid vacations. BC/BS. Apply in person 304 Kennedy Blvd. Pittston


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

We Need Your Help!

Service Technician

We’ll teach the right person to serve our territory and install electronic fencing to keep dogs safe. Full time. Must be drug free, have a clean driving record and be good withing with homeowners.

Call of email Brian at Harvis Interview Service for application or questions: 542-5330 or


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A regional multimedia company headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, we provide news, information and entertainment across multiple media platforms. Our flagship publication, The Times Leader, and several weekly and specialized publication serve the readers and advertisers of northeastern Pennsylvania well. We provide commercial and other services in the region and surrounding states. Building on our solid print foundation, we offer various multimedia products: website development; social media marketing; search engine optimization and marketing; QR code marketing and tracking; and many other services.

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

West Academy Street, Amherst Avenue, Catlin Avenue, Crescent Avenue, Dagobert Street, Maffett Street

Clean SUV! 4WD $5995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


Weekend Customer Service Specialist

190 daily / 228 Sunday

Part Time Customer Service Specialist working 15 hours per week. Ideal candidate will enjoy speaking with customers to provide top-notch service in a fast-paced environment.


$820 Monthly Profit + Tips Agostina Drive, East Broad Street, East Church Street, East Green Street, East Main Street

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

FORD ‘04 RANGER Super Cab

One Owner, 4x4, 5 Speed, Highway miles. Sharp Truck! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

GMC `01 JIMMY Less than 5,000

miles on engine. 4WD. Power accessories. Inspected. Runs great. $4,500 or best offer. Call 570-696-9518 or 570-690-3709


1 owner, only 7k miles. $22,900 560 Pierce Street

Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

KIA ‘08 SPORTAGE EX 4WD, Low Miles. $14,450

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$835 Monthly Profit + Tips 212 daily / 235 Sunday

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We currently offer this employment opportunity

Duties include, but are not limited to: • Answer incoming calls from customers • Make outgoing calls to current customers • Some data entry

Media Sales Consultants We need sales professionals with a strong desire to succeed. Must be able to develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients, understand and deliver clients’ media needs through all aspects of the job to differentiate us from the competition. This requires excellent customer service skills, strong organizational skills, self-motivation and high energy. We have phone sales and outside territory sales positions available. We offer base salary plus commissions and benefits.


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Logistics/ Transportation

TECHNICIAN We are looking for solid hard working individuals to become Professional Technicians. Work for “America’s Finest” Pest Control company according to PCT magazine and find out why JC Ehrlich was voted one of the best placed to work in PA. This position offers the satisfaction of offering great customer service without being tied to a desk. No experience is necessary as we include a fully paid comprehensive training program. Your skills development will include company supported career advancement and state licensing. Qualified candidates must be self organized; have good communication and computer skills; excellent observation and documentation skills; and be able to work cooperatively with customers at all levels including top management. REQUIREMENTS Pre-employment drug screening is required. Overtime potential. Must be 21 years or older. High School Graduate or GED. We offer excellent pay, 401K, profit sharing, medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans. We are proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply in person JC Erlich 149 W. Cemetery Street Ashley, PA


Logistics/ Transportation


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


Gas field/landscape drivers plus hands on labor required. Operate dump trucks & load equipment on lowboy. Deliver to job site. Must operate skid steer excavator, hydro-seed truck, etc. Will plow in winter. Must have clean driving record and pass drug test. Top Wages Paid. Call Harvis Interview Service @ 542-5330. Leave message. Will send an application. Or forward resume: varsity.harvis@ Employer is Varsity, Inc. No walk-ins. EOE

SCHOOL VAN DRIVERS Must have clean


548 Medical/Health

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criminal history and be able to pass a physical exam. 3, 4 or 5 hours per day. Please call Rick for appointment.





2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE Class A CDL drivers needed. Dedicated routes. Must have clean MVR; doubles endorsement. Home every day, off weekends. Benefits available. Full time local work. One year experience needed. Call Todd 570-991-0316

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CDL A, Full / Part Time, local work. Experience & clean MVR a must. Top Rate + overtime 888-567-7616

Collect Cash. Not Dust.


Looking for mature & compassionate people to work with elderly in their homes. Personal care & transportation required. All Shifts available. Call: 570-338-2681

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Sales/Retail/ Business Development

RETAIL SALES Experienced sales

person. Year round position. Apply in person: Ye Olde Clock & Gift Shoppe Dallas Shopping Center



Pet Groomer/Stylist

Experience required. Must have knowledge of grooming standards for all breeds. Must be available to work weekends. Tools and uniforms provided. PREPPY PET SUITES FAX RESUME TO 570-270-3720

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Production/ Operations

DISTRIBUTION CLERKS WILKES-BARRE Are you a night owl looking for part-time work? Position is TEMP-HIRE $9.75 Per Hour! Thursday-Saturday 3pm1:30am REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION: -PROFESSIONAL RESUME with Solid Work History -Submit to a Background & Drug Screen -HS Diploma/GED - Stand on Feet All Day - Basic Computer Skills

Nardone Bros. Baking Co. 420 New Commerce Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706 Fax Resume 570-823-2581 Attn: Mario Nardone


Accepting applications for Shift Production Work. Excellent wages & benefits. Frequent lifting & standing. WARP PROCESSING 95 STEVENS LANE EXETER, PA.


Antiques & Collectibles

YEARBOOKS, Kings College ‘70, ‘90, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96. Wilkes University ‘88, ‘89. $5 each. 706-1548



Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke


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


Food Manufacturer Seeks Experienced Machinist





Call 829-7130 to place an ad.


PENNDOT certified Aggregate Technician for busy N.E. PA Quarry. Experience performing all quality control tests and valid certification required. Competitive salary and health benefits. Please fax resume to: 570-643-0903



Apply Today At www. Or Call 570.451.3726

Call 829-7130 to place an employment ad.

560 Quality Assurance/Safety

Business Opportunities


Turn key operation in a wonderful area. A must see! Deli & ice cream. Will train, excellent opportunity. $25,000. 570-262-1497


*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 LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE. Luzerne County. $20,000. 570-574-7363


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


Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER large room ductless, remote, 11,500BTU, model# LSU122CE. Outdoor & indoor units, clean & very good condition. $500. 570-388-6348 AIR CONDITIONERS Ready for HOT weather, 2 window units, GE 8K BTU $75, Fedders 5K BTU $50, excellent condition. 696-1267


18,000.4 SEER R410 Refrigerant Wall mounted, ductless. 220 volt. One indoor, one outdoor unit with remote control. Call 570-288-0735


Antiques & Collectibles


Larry - Mt. Top 474-9202 ANTIQUES: China Cabinet $500. Desk $150. Sewing machine $50. 570-578-0728 DEPARTMENT 56 buildings & accessories from $7 to $25 for each piece. We’re unable to take the over 50 buildings etc. with us when we move. call 570-868-5886 MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS 4 $10. each in boxes. 570-457-2496


PIANO. Luis Casali Spanish Street Piano made about 1900. 48” wide x 23” deep, x 49” tall. Front turn crank, a large barrel with tin mechanism, 55 piano notes, 5 bells, good condition. Asking $2000. Call 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. 570-333-4199 VACUUM TUBES from radios from 1940-1950, total of 103, plus misc. tube shields & sockets all for $20. 735 6638 YEARBOOKS autographed Plymouth ‘44, ‘45, ‘46 & ‘47 Bloomsburg University ‘50, 52, Hanover ‘49. $10. each. 570-779-3841

RANGE & HOOD 30” GE Electric glass top range & hood. (Bisque) Excellent condition. $275. 570-735-3519 RANGE: Kenmore countertop electric, stainless steel, 4 burner with center grill. Good condition. $125.570-675-0248 REFRIGERATOR older model, runs excellent $100. 570-970-0564 WASHER & DRYER Whirlpool $40 each or $75 for both. Older models but working order. 570-696-3368 WASHER & DRYER White Whirlpool duet front loading automatic washer & electronic electric dryer with pedestals. $200. each both for $350. 570-788-4090


Baby Items

CRIB Bassett 3 piece crib, chest of drawers, & dresser, solid wood very good condition. $300. 570-237-5119 STROLLER Evenflo with basket $45. Potty’n step stool $15. 570-822-5974 STROLLER Kolcraft Contour well constructed double stroller in good condition $75. 570-735-6638 STROLLER Peg Perego Model Pliko P3, girls, $150. MacLaren Volo baby stroller, girls, $75. Britax Decathlon convertible car seat, $150. F. P. Starlight cradle swing, $75. PegPerego Prima Pappa high chair, girls, $75. Peg Perego Primo Viaggio car seat, girls, $125. MacLaren baby rocker, girls, $50. 570-430-4054


Building Materials

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


Furniture & Accessories

COMPUTER DESK: Very good condition. Black with slide keyboard shelf. $45. 570-740-1412 or 570-498-0439 DESK wooden with hutch & built-in light, 3 side drawers with roll out keyboard tray, + desk chair on wheels. $175. 570-510-0010. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER dark oak 15 1/2” d, 5’ h & 4’ wide $50. Kenmore Powermate 12 amp canister vacuum with attachments $60. 570-288-3723


* 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 FURNITURE: assorted. 87” sofa, 62” loveseat, light green, $200; 3 oak tables, coffee table, 2 end tables all for $350.570-814-0633 Green Sofa and Oversized chair for Sale. Excellent condition. $350 call 570-696-4813 HUTCH & BUFFET Solid cherry, 3 drawers, 4 doors. Hutch has 2 doors. $250. Chromcraft kitchen table, 1 leaf & 4 upholstered chairs. $75. 570-655-5598 LAMPS (2) parlor stand up, grey metal & black. $20 each. 570-740-1246

Mattress Queen Plush-Top Set New in Plastic Must Sell ASAP $150 Call Steve @ 570-280-9628


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Twin sets: $139 Full sets: $159 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 ROCKER, wood/tapestry, $75. RECLINER, Burgundy velour cloth, $125. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 6 PM 570-675-5046 SECTIONAL, beautiful 5 piece beige leather. In perfect condition. Includes hide-a-bed and two recliners. New $3,700, now $1,500. Call 570-474-5643


SOFA & loveseat matching set in blue pattern with solid blue slipcovers and Lane solid blue rocker. All in good condition. $200. 570-262-8790

BRIDESMAID DRESS size 16, wine color with shoes $20. Taupe color mother of the groom dress size 16 with shoes $20. 570-972-4371

TABLE LAMP Oriental Chinese woman 1960’s ceramic, pink -white-gold. $35. Collector spoons 17 different, must take all $35. 696-1927



KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 TUXEDOS: 9 very good condition sizes 38 to 60; modern & classic styles. $40 each. 655-2180.


Computer Equipment & Software

LAPTOPS Dell/Gateway/hp/ibm:cdrwdvdrw,wifi,new bags, windows7, office 10, antivirus+more!$50-200 Desktops & towers> Dell/Acer/Hp/IBM: c d r w + d v d r w, windows7, office 10, antivirus + more. keyboard + mouse included $100-$175. LCD 17” monitors + all cords $25-$45. All warrantied + free delivery! 862-2236


Exercise Equipment

TONY LITTLE AB LOUNGE EXTREME, Paid 4160. sell for $75. 570-288-9889 TREADMILL. Voit 505MS manual operation with digital readout. Good condition. $25. 570-696-4487




Cut-Split-Delivered Large Steady Supply Available R&K Wettlaufer Logging, Inc. 570-924-3611


Furniture & Accessories

BED mechanical hospital bed, twin size, $120. Antique hutch breakfront china cabinet, traditional oak finish $120. Both good condition.430-4054

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PAYING TOP DOLLAR for your gold, silver, co ins, scrap jewelry, rings, diamonds, necklaces,bracelets, old antique costume jewelry. Guaranteed to be paid top dollar. WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS! 570-855 7197 570-328-3428

752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWN TRACTOR Craftsman VT3000; 22HP; Mulch Kit; used 1 Season; Excellent $995. 570-472-3888 LAWNMOWER MTD NEW $90. 570-825-3371 RIDING MOWER Murray 38702A 12 HP Briggs & Stratton. 38” Good condition. Needs electrical repair. $375 570-696-2688 ROTOTILLER Craftsman heavy duty 17” 5hp. $400 Utility trailer, all sides built up 14” wheels $400. 570-675-9365


Machinery & Equipment


Hay baler/ cut/ ditoner. Hay Wagon. Corn Picker. Dirt bucket. Disk, sprayer. ATV. Call 570-427-4298


Medical Equipment

WALKERS (1) $10. Folding walker $15. Folding walker with front wheels $18. Toilet assistance $20. Canes $12., $15., $18., & 20. 4 prong cane adjustable $40. 570-825-2494

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570-574-1275 BASKETBALL HOOP, new never opened $100. POPCORN MACHINE, new never opened $50. HIGH CHAIR $60. & BOUNCER $50. both extremely good condition. BLACK SWIVEL TV STAND $10. LARGE GREEN BIRD CAGE with stand $40. DORA DOLLHOUSE never opened $25. 570-972-4371 BEDLINER: ‘89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard 6’ cab $15. Gong Show movie DVD $10 or $13 shipped. 5 storm windows $10. each. V6 HEI distributor cap from ‘80 Monte Carlo, very good $10. (2) white letter BFGoodrich tires. P235/70/15. $80 both,firm. 570-740-1246 BEER MISER 1/2 keg with air tank. $100. 570-814-5477 CD collection, all country $2. ea. ICE CHEST very large 100 quart + capacity $30. 570-655-9472 COMFORTER twin size, tailored dust ruffle, sham, matching decorative pillow, $50. 675-7599 COOKIE JAR Antique House Cottage, Good condition. $50. 570-675-0248 DINNERWARE: Pfaltzgraff Heritage pattern, white, service for 8 + butter dish $40. Stainless steel flatware service for 8 $5. 570-678-7421


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. You may place your ad online at, or email to classifieds@ or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls. GAZEBO: Very nice 10 x 10 metal frame needs canvas top, two metal pool lounge chairs $80. 570-407-0008 GRANDFATHER CLOCK, Howard & Miller, oak, $795. 570-472-4744 HEATER Quartz infrared 1200W, 20”. Great for workshop/garage, like new, $30. 696-1267






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Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130! LADDER 24’ aluminum $100. 2 Chef dorm refrigerator 1.7 cu $75. Boxwood stove brand new never used firebox size 29”x15” $200. Mantis 9 inch tiller w/ attachments $200 570-735-2236 MAILBOX, Step 2, heavy duty plastic, hunter green. Mounts over 4” x 4” post, includes reflective numbers. Good condition, $30. (sells new for $60). 570-814-9574 MOVIE POSTERS: authentic 13 @ $15. each. 5 drawer side to side $300. 570-280-2472 RIMS; Honda car rims 4 pair 15” will fit any model Accord, Civic, DelSol cars, brand new. $175. Yard sale leftovers, household items, decorations, wooden shelf, etc. asking $200 for everything, Floor lamp 5 head multicolor $20. 570-239-6011

758 Miscellaneous SCOOTER brand new 2012 AX 50cc scooter type A1 handle bar tightening & front break fix never rode it, has the following: engine air-cooled single cylinder fourstroke, displacement 49.65cc 3.5hp /7000rpm, torque, 3.1n.m/6000 rpm, electric starter & more. $989. For more details call 570-735-2171


Musical Instruments

PUMP ORGAN 1889 Story & Clark. Can be restored or used as great conversation piece $900. 570-817-6330


Office Equipment

GOLF CLUBS: 1 very nice set of deep red irons. a deal at $60. 570-655-3512


Pools & Spas

POOL: Intex 12’w x 36” deep metal frame pool, easy set up with pump filter, ladder & debris cover with extras solar cover, 2 new filters & pool chemicals. Used 2 summers very good condition $125. 570-609-5012 POOL 24’ round filter, solar & winter covers, all accessories, with 24 x 16 pressure treated deck, all for $75. 570-868-5322.


Restaurant Equipment

DISH MACHINE Commercial EVA 2000 slide-thru, comes complete with stainless steel sink & tables, low temp rinse, works great! $995. OBO. 570-831-5728

776 Sporting Goods BASKETBALL HOOP Portable. Adjustable height. Rim slightly bent, otherwise good condition. $40. 570-881-6160 FISHING ROD & REEL combos, Ugly sticks, Fenwicks, Okuma $25 $50. Calloway FTI driver $70. White Ice mallet putter (new) $90. Calloway X#4 hybrid $50. Srixon wedge $15. Golf balls 5 gallon pail $30. 570-655-9472 GOLF CLUBS: Callaway Hawkeye graphite golf clubs 3-sw. $250. 570-735-8520

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






FOR YOUR GOLD, SILVER JEWELRY, COINS SCRAP JEWELRY, Bring it on down for a great price. Anything old in good condition, trains, toys etc. 570-328-3428 570-855-7197

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TENNIS RACQUETS (3),Prince Longbody Thunder 820 (2) &Cayman Strike X 95. All 3 $65. 570-639-1242


Stereos/ Accessories

SPEAKERS Wharfedale Vintage 1970 Large floor model $75. 570-655-9472

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RADIAL SAW Craftsman 10”, 5 hp, many attachments $85. Heavy duty 1/2 drill $15. Drill bit sharpener $45. Sears scroll saw $75. Glasco glass grinder $25. Extension aluminum ladder $50. 696-9005 RETROFIT LASER GUIDE for most 10” miter saws, works great! $8. 696-1267 TOOL BOXES: 2 pickup truck tool boxes 8’ long with heavy duty ladder rack $500. 570-587-4819

786 Toys & Games HAND PUPPET New $10. each. RODNEY & FRIENDS $30. each. 570-779-3841 SWING SET: Rainbow Play Systems wooden swing set in good to excellent condition. Approx 14’W x 33.5’L. Contains 3 swings, 1 tire swing, 1 rope swing, trapeze / rings combo, slide, Jacob’s rope ladder and monkey bars. Also has a clubhouse with penthouse. Asking $999 or best offer. Call 570-868-5582 between 6pm &8pm


Video Game Systems/Games


I offer the lowest prices locally. Broken Xbox 360’s, PS3’s, Wii’s, disc read errors, etc. Call Chris or visit the Video Game Store 28 S. Main St, W-B 570-814-0824


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WEBUY HOMES! Any Situation 570-956-2385 ASHLEY Exclusive Listing REDUCED TO $28,500

127 DONATO DRIVE Large mobile home, excellent condition on double lot, located in Ashley Park. Carport, above ground pool with deck, 2 sheds, fenced in yard, modern kitchen, dining room, family room with wood burning fireplace, 2 bedrooms, master bedroom has whirlpool tub, laundry room with appliances, foyer, large en-closed heated porch. New hardwood floors thruout, vinyl siding, central air, skylights, private driveway, appliances. Listed exclusively by Capitol Real Estate Shown by appointment Qualified buyers only! Call John Today 570-823-4290 570-735-1810

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PAINTBALL GUN, CO2 canisters, belt, cleaning kit, 3,000 paintballs. $100. 570-430-9231 POOL TABLE. Bar room size. Slate. Very good felt. Includes 6-sticks, bridge, rack & balls. $500. 570-8249166 ask for Jack.


CAT: grey striped 9 months, mellow, friendly urgently needs home. Free to good home. 570-256-3660

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ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from “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.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Pure-Bred. Black & Brown. $500. Call 570-840-4243

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



1215 South St. SpaPcious 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 MLS 12-963 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



AKC, 8 weeks, 2 females & 2 males. Chocolate & party colors Shots & wormed. Vet checked. Home Raised. $500. 570-864-2643 Poms, Yorkies, Maltese, Husky, Rotties, Golden, Dachshund, Poodle, Chihuahua, Labs & Shitzus. 570-453-6900 570-389-7877


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 MLS 12-668 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415



Great for Bedding Large Steady Supply Available Call for Pricing and Delivery Rates R&K Wettlaufer Logging, Inc. 570-924-3611

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20 Fox Hollow Drive OPEN HOUSE SUN. APRIL 29TH 12 NOON-1:30PM If you have seen it before, TAKE ANOTHER LOOK! Freshly painted, new tile. Open floor plan & so much room!Well maintained home on wooded lot in desirable neighborhood. 4-6 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, tile kitchen, hardwoods in family room, new carpet. Finished walk-out lower level with two additional bedrooms and 3/4 bath. Two fireplaces. ONE YEAR HOME TRUST WARRANTY included. $270,000 MLS #11-3504 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

248 Overbrook Rd. Lovely 4 bedroom cape cod situated in a private setting on a large lot. Vaulted ceiling in dining room, large walk in closet in 1 bedroom on 2nd floor. Some replacement windows. Call Today! MLS 11-2733 $114,900 Jay A. Crossin Extension 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

SPRING BAZAAR! North Main Street 5/5 10am-2pm At the Ashley Presbyterian Church featuring baked goods, flea market items, jewelry, & luncheon will be served, hot dogs and homemade soups, take outs available!


Saturday, May 5 9am - 2pm Directions: Exit 159 off 81. 14’ boat, 2 boat motors, trailer, safe, electric car jack, boxes of fishing lures, suede coats, prom gowns, whirlpool tub, antique sewing machine, furniture & much more!


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

Laurel Lakes Development 225 Oakmont Lane Saturday, May 5 9am - 3pm Clothes, household items, video games, DVD’s & much more!





36 Village Green Dr. May 5th from 8am-1pm. A Variety of Treasures! Just minutes from 309 this Bi-level is ideally located near shopping, schools and major highways. Complete with an oak kitchen with dining area leading to deck, 3 bedrooms and bath on the main level plus L shaped family room, 4th bedroom, power room & storage/ laundry area it awaits its new owners. It offers a spacious rear yard, an enclosed patio and has dual access from 2 streets. $ 121,900. Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

89 W. St. Marys Rd. Sat. & Sun. May 5th & 6th, 9-3 Bikes, carpets, golf bag & clubs, furniture, jewelry, windows & screens, household items.

19 Beaumont Hill Rd. Sat., May 5, 8-2 Antiques, collectibles, sports cards, Barbies, Bryer horses, die cast cars, household, standing basketball hoop, & furniture

1 Taylor Circle (off of Summit View Dr) 5/5 7:30am-1pm Something for everyone!!!


WALDEN PARK 19 Old North Road Sat., May 5th, 8-1 Times Leader bound books, late 1800’s to early 1900’s, antiques, furniture, Capodimonte, white kitchen sink, beer signs, old glass paned doors & much more.


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211 Hillside One "Newberry Estate" Enjoy comforts and amenities of living in a beautifully maintained townhouse. 3000 square feet., 4 bedrooms, 3 l/2 baths, hardwood floors, Bright & Airy kitchen, Tennis,golf and swimming are yours to enjoy. PRICE REDUCED! $179,000 MLS# 11-2608 Call Geri 570-696-0888


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22 Maffett St. Tues through Thurs 5/1, 5/2, 5/3 10am - 7pm, 70 years worth of antiques & newer items. Clothing, sports equipment, toys,m books, furniture, records, china silver. VERY CHEAP!


MOUNTAINTOP 423 Lake Street 4/4 &4/5 9am-1pm. Ethan Allen Stand, Moustache Mugs, German Steins, Patio entertainment cart, Oreck sweeper, Deck chairs with stools,&much more!!


653 Rutter Avenue Sat., May 5, 8-2 Lots of new items. Beautiful linens, upholstered and wooden furniture, antique items, bookcase headboard, dining table & chairs, much more!


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NEWBERRY ESTATE ORCHARD EAST Two bedroom condo, 2nd floor. Living/dining room combination. 1,200 square feet of easy living. Tiled bath, new vinyl exterior, Two balconies,new roof, 2005. New electrical system. one car garage nearby. Security system, cedar closet, use of in ground pool. $109,000 MLS#11-4031 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

148 FOOTE AVE 5/5/12- SATURDAY 9am to 1pm Household items, power wheel quad, Hess trucks, toys, clothing and more ! No Early Birds Please


840 Foote Avenue Sat., May 5th, 8-? Rain or Shine. Clothes, toys, housewares, bedding & curtains, tools, & holiday decoration. Much More!


142 CHURCH RD SAT., MAY 5 8:00-4:00 DIRECTIONS: OFF 309 Entire Contents Of Home including beautiful antique oak hall tree/seat, antique mahogany & walnut furniture, kitchenware some vintage, china, glass -ware, lamps, paintings & prints, huge amounts of sewing & craft items, loads of books, vintage electronics, lawn & garden & much more! CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED! SALE BY COOK & COOK ESTATE LIQUIDATORS WWW.COOKANDCOOKESTATELIQUIDATORS.COM

Walden Park 3 Redcoat Lane Saturday, May 5th 9am-2pm boys clothing, household, toys, air hockey table, bike, and miscellaneous! 3035 Church Road Sat., May 5th, 9-3 Huge Variety of Items! 3 Families!

Conveniently located, roomy and comfortable 2 story awaits your family. 3 bedrooms 1.5 bath, hardwood floors, new deck and pool, new windows. MLS#11-3815 New price $144,900 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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10 Spruce Avenue Saturday, 9am-3pm Rain or Shine No Early Birds 2 new golf caddies, Computer monitor, TV, wicker table, glassware, DVD’s, books, car mats, artwork, housewares & much more!

Ice Lakes & Ice Ponds Off Nuangola Rd. 721 Ice House Dr. 8 Osprey Drive 1 Ice Lake Drive Sat., May 5th, 8-2 Ten homes! Rain or shine! Something for everyone!

Wilsey Road, Saturday May 5th 8am Rain or Shine Truck rack, home decor, eliptical bike, alot of baby items & toys, 18' solar pool cover, Simplicity lawnmower 24hp52"deck, pull type leaf catcher, printers, car seats, speakers, and much more! Directions: off Rt. 29, turn onto 292E, go 1.2 miles from gas station, follow Orange Signs

30+ Family Sale Saturday, May 5 8 am to 3 pm Trinity Church 220 Montgomery Avenue More Vendors Welcome. $10 Space. Must RSVP 570-654-3261


66 South Meade St. Saturday May 5th, 8am-1pm. 4 Family Yard Sale Lots of good stuff!!


71 S. Sherman St. Puritan Congregational Church May 4th 9-3 May 5th 9-2 Books, clothing, household, crafts, lamps, toys, etc. 1/2 Price Saturday



34 Tanager Way 5/5 7:30am-11am dehumidifier & humidifier, stereo/amp/tuner household & decorative items, books and more!

126 Hanlin Drive Sat., May 5th, 9-3 Decorative screen, jewelry & watches, clothing & accessories, household items, wall hangings, some antiques & baskets. All Priced to Sell! Don’t Miss This One!

82 Miners Sat., May 5th, 8-2 Tools, nursing scrubs, jewelry, purses & housewares.


625 West 8th St. Fri. & Sat. May 4 & 5, 9-3 Medium size bedroom, oak dining set, freezer, lift chair, exercise equipment, and much more!

ESTATE SALE 301 N. River St. Sat., May 5, 10 to 4 Antiques - Stained glass window, Tiffany style shade, GWTW lamp, crystal lamp, Rayo lamps. Assorted china & glassware, steins, copper luster, wash bowl & pitcher set, oak chest, 2 cedar chests & closet, maple dining room & bedroom set. Handmade stained glass shades & lots of sun catchers, art supplies & more. Garage Guy heaven full of tools, stained glass shards, pottery kiln & fishing equipment, This is an estate of an enterprising and artistic gentleman. Very busy road and parking is challenging please be careful & courteous, directly across the street from the old juvenile center. Sale conducted by Diana Getz Hitching Post Antiques.



315 Spring Street Saturday May 5th 9am-4pm Pennsylvania House Bedroom Set, Everything from A to Z, clothing, houseware, blankets, & much much more!


50 Ralph St. Sat., May 5th, 8-2 Toys, boys clothing, household items, Christmas yard decorations, etc.


191 West Grand St. Sat., May 5, 9-2 Golf shorts, shirts, clubs, balls, shoes, gloves, towels, tees, fixtures, etc,

Living Hope Bible Church 35 South Main Street Friday May 4th from 4pm-8pm Saturday May 5th, 9am-1pm. Pasties and Haluski and a bake sale!



420 S. Main Rd. Sat. May 5, 8 - 2 Household, children’s desk, small appliances, Christmas, home decor, much more.



579 Stone Hedge Place Fri. & Sat. May 4 & 5 9am - 3pm Furniture, men’s, women’s, kids clothes, baby/ nursery items, toys tools, & misc.




DALLAS 148 E Center Hill Rd 250 PEPE COURT Jupiter Moon Studios May 3rd 11am-3pm May 4th & 5th 9am - 2pm (Off Memorial St., right on Pepe Ct.) Estate items added weekly. Household, home decor, jewelry & vintage items.

D&R Sports Center Parking Lot, 200 West Union Street 5/5 8am3pm, and on 5/6Will ALSO be at the Garden drivein Flea Market. 8am-3pm. Brand New items, old stock, hunting apparel, and accessories, boots, shoes, cleats, sporting goods, hats, miscellaneous books, baby clothing from 0 to 24 months, other miscellaneous baby items & much much more!!!



MOUNTAINTOP Dakota Woods Enjoy maintenance free living at Dakota Woods Development in the Back Mountain. This 3+ bedroom condo features an open floor plan, first floor master suite, hardwood floors, stunning granite kitchen, gas fireplace & 2 car garages. Large loft area provides multiuse space. MLS# 11-3212 $299,000 Call Rhea 570-696-6677

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Immaculate 4 bedroom 3 bath brick front home in Northwoods. Many amenities include hardwood floors in the living room & dining room, cherry kitchen with breakfast area that opens to deck overlooking a large yard and gazebo. Family room with gas fireplace, moldings, gas heat, central air & attached 2 car garage. MLS#111193 $369,000 Call Rhea 570-696-6677

Four bedroom Colonial with hardwood floors in formal dining and living room. Modern eat in kitchen, finished basement with 24” x 30” recreation room. Deck, hot tub and ceiling fans. MLS#11-4504 $199,000 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401


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LAKE VIEW custom built Chalet with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & 2,600 sq. ft. Features hardwood floors thruout 1st & 2nd floors & bamboo flooring in the finished lower level. 2 fireplaces & central air. Motivated Seller. Take a virtual tour at www.PaHouseHunt or TEXT 2308 to 85377 for additional info & pictures. MLS #12-564 $249,900 Cindy Perlick

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850 Homestead Dr. Bank owned end unit townhome in beautiful condition. Finished walk-out lower level. Private setting. Not your typical foreclosure! $297,000 MLS #12-851 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723


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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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279 East Grand Friday & Saturday May 4th & 5th, 8-2 Early Community Sale. Fishing equipment, small pieces of furniture and much much more Early Birds Welcome!



METHODIST CHURCH Stairville Road Sat., May 5th, 9-2 Refreshments available & tables are $10. 570-868-3413 or 570-868-8346

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Saturday, May 5 8am - 2pm Rain date, Sunday, May 6 A list of participants, and map of the City can be picked up the morning of the yard sale at Patriot Park, corner Market and Broad Street.

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162 Ferguson Ave (behind Thomas’ Market) Saturday, 8am-2pm No Early Birds! 10 piece 1920’s dining room set, unique vanity, another 1920’s table and chairs many antiques tea cups, plates, evening gloves. Disney items including snowglobes, 1910 wicker chairs, household items, charcoal grill, outdoor furniture, Large Christmas tree & decorations, & much more!

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524 Monument, Corner of 10th & Monument Saturday, 5/5 9am - 3pm Furniture, winter coats, household goods, children’s clothing and much more!



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Condos with architect designed interior on 3 floors. Large, well equipped tiled kitchen with separate breakfast room, den with fireplace-brick & granite hearth. Open floor plan in living/dining area. 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Lower level has den or 4th bedroom with family room & bath. Recently sided; attached 2-car garage, walk-out lower level, decks on 1st & 2nd floor; pets accepted (must be approved by condo association). Country Club amenities included & private pool for Meadows residents. MLS 12-203 $250,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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61 Acer Lane Great value, great location on a fabulous lot. From your hot tub you can enjoy the view of the almost full acre lot. Year round sun room, plus you have a Lower Level that adds more space to this great home. Don’t miss out on this incredible buy!! Schedule your showing today. MLS 12-808 $139,900 Call Tony Wasco 570-855-2424 Trademark Realtor Group 570-613-9090

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 $29,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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REDUCED 619 Foote Ave. Fabulous Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ultra modern kitchen with granite counters, heated tile floor and stainless appliances. Dining room has Brazilian cherry floors, huge yard, garage and large yard. Partially finished lower level. If you’re looking for a Ranch, don’t miss this one. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4079 $154,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

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128 JEAN ST. Nice bi-level home on quiet street. Updated exterior. Large family room, extra deep lot. 2 car garage, enclosed rear porch and covered patio. For more information and photos visit: www. m MLS 11-2850 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

140 Bear Creek Boulevard Beautiful family home on over 1/2 acre with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and finished lower level. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 12-918 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


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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. MLS 12-712 $169,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

EXETER $159,900 Good visibility commercial location. Room for up to 3 businesses! Also has 2 apartments., off-street parking for 8 w/ possibility. of much more in rear. Great for Beauty/Nail Salon, Fitness Studio, Shop, and Garage type businesses. Call CHRISTINE KUTZ for more information. 570-332-8832


908 Primrose Court Move right into this newer 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhome with many upgrades including hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. Lovely oak cabinets in the kitchen, central air, fenced in yard, nice quiet neighborhood. MLS 11-2446 $117,900 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770 EXETER

97 Chittenden St. Flood damaged home with new furnace, electric box, water heater, outlets and switches. 1st floor gutted but already insulated and ready for sheetrock. 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms and bath with double sinks. Large yard. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1225 $69,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

Nice size 4 bedroom home with some hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 car garage & partially fenced yard. Close to everything! $89,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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3 bedrooms, 2 baths, finished basement, screened patio, new paint & carpet. Move in condition. $139,900. Call 570-301-9590

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DUPONT 38 Huckleberry Ln Blueberry Hills 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace, 2 car garage, large yard. Master bath with separate jetted tub, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island, lighted deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3071 $309,860 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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

78 Luzerne St. Not a drive-by. Move right into this sparkling clean, bright and cheery 1/2 double. All new floor coverings and freshly painted interior. 2 zone gas hot water baseboard heat. W/d hookups in basement which has a concrete floor. All measurements are approximate. MLS 12-1129 $45,000 Call Michelle T. Boice 570-639-5393 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770





Spacious 4 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath home. Gas Heat. Deck. Fenced yard. One car garage. MLS 12-832 $71,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769


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


Very well maintained 2-story home with 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, large eat-in kitchen and 1.5 baths. This home also has a first floor laundry room, ductless air conditioner, gas steam heat and a fenced in yard with a shed. This home is in move-in condition just waiting for you to move into. Make an appointment today! #11-4433 $79,900 Karen Altavilla 283-9100 x28 Prudential: 696-2600



NEW PRICE $699,000 311 Lockville Rd Stately brick 2 story, with in-ground pool, covered patio, finished basement, fireplace, wood stove, 3 car attached garage, 5 car detached garage with apartment above. MLS#11-1242 Call Joe or Donna, 613-9080


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 floor laundry. 3 porches. Large yard with loads of parking. Aluminum siding. Concrete driveway. Many extras! MLS # 12-711. Conventional financing. ($2,995 down, $325, month. 4 1/4% interest, 30 years. $59,900. Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

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19 Lee Park Ave. Well kept 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath single with eat in kitchen, 1st floor laundry area, w/w, ceiling fans, full concrete basement. Gas heat. Home sits on large lot with 2 car detached garage and off street parking. MLS 12-541 $79,900 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES, INC. 570-735-7494 Ext 304 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671 HANOVER TWP.

20 Dexter St., Nice starter home with shed M OVE -I N R EADY ! 3 bedroom. Fenced yard. Security system. Roof 2006. Hanover Area Schools. This home would be eligible for the LUZERNE COUNTY GROWING HOMEOWNERS INITIATIVE. Seller will help with closing cost expenses. MONTHLY PAYMENT $191 ON A 30 YEAR MORTGAGE- HOW CAN YOU BEAT THAT? MLS #11-3023 Reduced $35,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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5 Raymond Drive Practically new 8 year old Bi-level with 4 bedrooms, 1 and 3/4 baths, garage, fenced yard, private dead end street. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3422 $175,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415




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Extraordinary Quality Built 4000+ Square Foot Home – the rear yard with stone patio backs up to the 8th Fairway of the Wyoming Valley Country Club! There’s a custom cherry eat-in kitchen with island, formal living and dining rooms with hardwood floors, 1st Floor Family Room with Vermont Stone fireplace and wet bar, 1st floor Master Suite with His & Her Dressing and Powder Rooms opening to a tiled master bath with jetted tub and separate tiled shower; Second floor has 3 additional Bedrooms with walk in closets, 2 full baths and large attic for storage; Gigantic Lower Level Family Room has a stone fireplace, seated bar area with sink & mirrored backsplash, workout area, & powder room. Stunning landscaping surrounds this beautiful home with an indoor and outdoor speaker system, oversized 2 car garage & underground sprinkler system. MLS #11-994 $385,000. Call Pat today @

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NEW LISTING Two-story brick home originally built in the 1860’s…warm and fuzzy is the feeling as you enter this gracious home…The living room is now a “pool room”. Den with Pergo flooring and stunning fireplace with built-in bookshelves. Dining room with hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, second floor has 3 spacious bedrooms, gas heat, large fenced yard. #12-1426 $197,600 Maribeth Jones 696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600

room homestead, new washer, dryer, sump pump, roof 3.5 years old. Lot over 4,000 sq. ft. 50 East Stanton St. $50,000. Call 9am7pm. 570-239-5672 or 570-822-1940


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


4 Widener Drive A must see home! You absolutely must see the interior of this home. Start by looking at the photos on line. Fantastic kitchen with hickory cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and tile floor. Fabulous master bathroom with champagne tub and glass shower, walk in closet. 4 car garage, upper garage is partially finished. The list goes on and on. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-210 $389,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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573 Carverton Rd Privacy & serenity! This 40 acre estate features living room & with fireplace hardwood floor; family room with vaulted ceiling & fireplace; 1st floor master bedroom & bath with jetted tub & stall shower; panelled den; dining room with stone floor & skylight; 3 additional bedrooms & 2 baths. Central Air, 3 outbuildings.

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

REDUCED $695,000

MLS 11-4056 Call Nancy Judd Joe Moore 570-288-1401


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JENKINS TWP. 285 Lyndwood Ave. Brick 3 bedroom Ranch with full finished basement. Home features large modern kitchen, 3 nice size bedrooms, all with closets, hall coat closet, w/w, modern bath, ceiling fans, fenced yard. Private driveway, newer furnace. Assessed value and taxes recently reduced! MLS 12-222 $86,000 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494


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

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908 Primrose Court Move right into this newer 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhome with many upgrades including hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. Lovely oak cabinets in the kitchen, central air, fenced in yard, nice quiet neighborhood. MLS 11-2446 $119,900 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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ATTENTION CAR BUFFS! 4-car garage and house. Garage has updated roof, house has beautiful woodwork, spacious room sizes, 3 bedrooms, possible 4th on third floor. Windows are leaded and stained glass. Pay your mortgage with garage rental or store your collectibles. #11-4133 $75,000 Maribeth Jones 696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600


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

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3 Bedrooms 1 Bath Finished Walk-Out Basement Corner Lot Single Car Garage


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


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 MLS 12-945 $254,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


JENKINS TWP. OPEN HOUSE 723 Jean Street SUNDAY, MAY 6 12pm to 1:30pm Directions: Take Rt 92, left on Oberdorfer, left on Jean. Charming home in very good condition. Nice woodworking, replacement windows, new vaulted ceiling bedroom overlooking amazing view of the river. Vinyl siding, one car garage, private setting on a dead end street, but not flood zone. $95,000 MLS 12-990 Call Nancy Answini, Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444


Modern 2 story home on 1+ acre. Duplex. Excellent starter home, retirement home, or investment property public sewer,deep well. asking $109,900 570-287-5775 or 570-332-1048

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


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 MLS 12-723 $399,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 6 1:30pm - 3pm 162 Dawes Ave Great Location, Huge rooms, Amazing kitchen with granite countertops, relax in the sunroom or the partial finished lower level, Hardwood under carpets, off street parking, plus a 1 year home warranty. Call or text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424 for more information or to schedule your showing. $169,999

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


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

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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 $174,900 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323


Greystone Manor. Ten year old home with attached apartment. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Kitchen, living room, dining room & den. Apartment has 1 bedroom, bath, living room, dining room, private entrance. 3 car garage, front porch, large decks. Total 2,840 square feet. On cul-de-sac. Call BOB RUNDLE for appointment.



LAFLIN 24 Fordham Road

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

76 N. Dawes Ave. Use your income tax rebate for a downpayment on this great home with modern kitchen with granite counters, 2 large bedrooms, attached garage, full basement could be finished, sun porch overlooks great semi private yard. A great house in a great location! Come see it! . For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-41 $115,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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

Large, spacious home, ultra modern kitchen, new windows, carpet & bath. Off-street parking, gas heat & hardwood floors. Large open floor plan. Must See! MLS #12-958 $105,000 Call Lynda Rowinski

125 W. Luzerne Ave. 3 bedrooms with first floor bath and family room. Roof, vinyl siding, heating system, second floor windows and insulation all installed in 2005. 40 x 109 lot. Private driveway. MLS # 121437. Only $49,900. Ask for Bob Kopec, Humford Realty, Inc. 570-822-5126

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9 Anne Street Modern bi-level, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, tile kitchen and bath floor. New appliances, new gas hot water furnace and architectural roof. Family room, 3-season room and deck. 2 car garage, large yard. Move-in condition. Convenient location. Reduced to $199,900 OBO 570-823-4282 or 570-823-7540 MOUNTAINTOP

Beautiful and great condition, spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath traditional 2 story home situated on a large level nicely landscaped lot. Newer kitchen. Crestwood Schools. Features large cedar walled 3 season room with skylight and doors to large deck, Family room with fireplace, formal dining and living rooms, 1st floor laundry, & gas HWBB heat. MLS# 12-1065 $238,000. Call Pat. Direct line 715-9337. Lewith & Freeman Real Estate 570-474-9801



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Move right into this beautiful 4 bedroom home in desirable Rockledge development. Many upgrades & features including modern kitchen with granite countertops, 22x20 great room, 2 fireplaces, new paint, carpet, gorgeous 2 tier deck & much more. $245,000. For more information or to schedule a viewing please Call 570-242-5381

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214 West Ridge St Great 2 story home, freshly painted and carpeted, large rooms. Don't miss out on this great buy and to own a home of your own. 12-1302 $69,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 NANTICOKE 294-296 EAST STATE ST


VACANT LAND 333 OAKMONT LANE 1.15 acre, level lot, #254, on cul-de-sac, in Laurel Lakes. Underground electric, phone & cable. Ready for your new home in 2012! MLS# 11-4465 $35,500 Call Christina Kane 570-714-9235


Beautiful woodwork highlights the Victorian influenced 3 bedroom home featuring hardwood floors, pocket & transoms doors, shuttered windows, crown molding & large bay window. Plus a 2+ bedroom unit with newer kitchen to help pay mortgage. MLS 12-674 $89,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

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Inviting home with 90 feet of lake front & wonderful enclosed dock. The huge great room features a vaulted ceiling, hard wood floors, handsome stone fireplace, built-in cabinets & long window seat with offering lake view. Modern kitchen with large pantry for entertaining, Master suite opens to 3 season room, also lakefront. 2nd floor guest rooms are oversized. MLS# 11-2954 $328,500 Call Rhea 570-696-6677

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


175 Oak Street New furnace, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1st floor laundry room, 3 season porch, fenced yard and off street parking. MLS#12-721 $84,900 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC

PITTSTON Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-5412 136 East Ridge St. A great home features 3 bedrooms, plenty of closet space, modern eat in kitchen with great appliances, living room with wood pellet stove, large family room, 1 1/2 modern bathrooms, washer/ dryer hook-up, second floor has all new replacement windows, exterior has aluminum siding, stain glass window on new front porch, new above ground pool, fenced in level yard, Plenty of off street parking, A+ today. Never worry about parking, its always there. Great location, best price home in today's market, Shown by appointment only, to qualified buyers. Call John Vacendak CAPITOL REAL ESTATE 570-735-1810 for additional photos NANTICOKE

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Get ready for your outdoor entertaining!! Fenced & beautifully landscaped lot with huge rear Trex decks and newer above ground pool. Plenty of off-street parking & detached 2-car oversized garage. 2 Story has 3 bedrooms, formal dining room & modern kitchen with corian counters & oak cabinets. MLS# 12-457 $117,900 Call Deb Roccograndi at 570-696-6671

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Motivated seller! Affordable 3 bedroom 2 story home. Features a study on 1st floor, or could be a 4th bedroom. Semi modern kitchen, includes appliances "as is", gas heat, full basement. MLS#12-1107 Asking $52,000. Call Pat at 715-9337. Lewith & Freeman Real Estate 570-474-9801



10 Norman St. Brick 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large family room with fireplace. Lower level rec room, large driveway for plenty of parking. Just off the by-pass with easy access to all major highways. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-2887 $159,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415



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


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38 Frothingham St. Four square home with loads of potential and needs updating but is priced to reflect its condition. Nice neighborhood. Check it out. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3403 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


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 MLS 12-477 $129,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

Move right in to this comfortable, well maintained home. Newer roof and beautiful wood floor. Make this home yours in the New Year! MLS# 11-4538 $165,000 Jolyn Bartoli

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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 MLS 11-4567 $144,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

Wonderful home in convenient location features spacious formal rooms, beautiful hardwood floors, & grand stone fireplaces. Kitchen opens to bright sunroom/ breakfast area. 4 large bedrooms, office & 2 baths on 2nd floor. Charming wrap around porch offers views of large property with mature oak and pines. MLS#11-528 $499,000 Call Rhea 570-696-6677


86 St. Mary’s St. Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath Single in Plains with large modern kitchen, master bedroom with double closets, beautiful woodwork, w/w, ceiling fans, attic, porches, shed, gas heat. MLS 10-3939 $68,000 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES, INC. 570-735-7494 Ext. 304 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671

Well maintained raised ranch in Midway Manor. Good size level yard with shed. Large sunroom / laundry addition. Lower level family room with wood stove. $155,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832



117 Mara Lane Beautiful townhome in EXCELLENT condition with many upgrades including hardwood floors, huge deck, upgraded light fixtures & appliances. MLS# 12-1336 $204,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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

129 Townsend St. Wonderful home in great neighborhood. Relax in the pool after a hard day of work. Property offers the opportunity to have your own Beauty Shop (equipment negotiable), or expand your living space. Buyer responsible for confirming zoning for business. All measurements approximate. MLS# 12-833 $200,000 Jolyn Bartoli

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


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

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


If you crave privacy, consider this stunning, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story traditional cradled on a 2 acre lot. Ultra modern kitchen with breakfast area, great room with cathedral ceiling & fireplace, formal dining room & bonus room over 2 car garage. Only $299,000. MLS# 12-679 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883 LEWITH & FREEMAN 570-696-3801

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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 $27,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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

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

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FOR SALE BY OWNER MUST SEE! 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 6 car garage, eat-in kitchen, dining room, large living room, utility room, gas fireplace, oil/steam heat, finished basement, fully fenced, screened deck. See for photos & more information. $144,900. 570-606-6850



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143 W. Broad St. Nice 2 story home with 3 bedrooms 1.5 baths, fenced yard, newer furnace with 3 zones and newer 200 amp electrical service. This home has an attached Mother in Law suite with a separate entrance. This can easily be converted to a 1st floor master bedroom with a master bath. MOS 12-1401 $69,900 John W. Polifka Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 570-704-6846

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 MLS 12-328 $139,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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PLAINS 5 West Bergh St.


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


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

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



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

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

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570-288-6654 SAND SPRINGS

Great price! 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, only 3 years old. Located in Sand Springs Golf community. Master bath & second floor laundry. Kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Basement can be easily finished with walkout sliding doors. Why pay new construction prices? Save thousands! Home is cleaned & ready for occupancy! MLS#12-775 $209,900 Paul Pukatch 696-6559


408 Cragle Hill Rd. This is a very well kept Ranch home on 6 acres, central air, rear patio and 1 car garage. This is a 3 parcel listing. MLS 11-4273 $157,900 Jackie Roman 570-288-0770 Ext. 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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438 Tripp St

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


“New Listing”! 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

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


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

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REDUCED!!! 78 Maltby Ave. Wonderful family home in a great neighborhood. A large master suite and family room addition make this home a must see! There is an inground pool and attached in-law suite. MLS 11-4572 $210,000 Call Kelly Connolly-Cuba EXT. 37 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770 SWOYERSVILLE

Vinyl resided, new shingles in 2008, quiet location with level, open ground. Replacement windows, new well pump. MLS #12-760 $64,900 Call Dale 570-256-3343 Five Mountain Realty

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 BBQ’s and an above ground pool. Economical gas heat only $1224 per yr. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-157 $249,900 Call Michele Reap 570-905-2336


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225-227 Boston Ave Double block. Wyoming Area schools. Out of flood zone. 1 side rented to long term tenant at $525 /month. Other side remodeled - move in or rent at $650/month. 3 bedrooms each side, gas furnaces, sunrooms, large yard. $149,000. Call 570-357-0042

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



DOUBLE BLOCK OUT OF FLOOD ZONE 3 bedrooms each side, modern kitchens with birch cabinets, lower level recreation room on one side. 3 season porches overlooking semi-private yard. New roof in 2011. $145,000 570-654-3755

16 Sullivan St. Large 5 bedroom home with a newer roof, new gas furnace, modern kitchen and baths. Close to Central City. MLS 12-1171 $60,000 Charles J. Prohaska Ext. 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

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

Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 1 acre with large family room on lower level. property has small pond and joins state game lands. $138,000 MLS 11-4085 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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Spacious 4 bedroom colonial on 40 x 150 lot with private drive, gas heat, modern kitchen and 1.5 baths. French doors between living room and formal dining room plus an entrance foyer with wood stair case and Hardwood floors. MLS 12-1304 $44,270 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

Wonderful, cozy home on a corner lot with in-ground pool, yard and carport. Home is across from Fox hill Country Club. $120,000 MLS# 12-755 Jolyn Bartoli

Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-5425


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19 Lawrence St. Very well kept 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2 story with family room, enclosed back porch and fenced in back yard. Nice layout with lots of closet space. Modern kitchen, laundry 1st floor. Replacement windows and much more! MLS 12-1325 $77,000 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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



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Income & Commercial Properties


210 Academy St. Large grand home. Open concept downstairs, 1 st floor laundry, lots of closet space, fenced in back yard, extra large driveway. Garage with floor pit, auto garage door opener. 60 amp subpanel, walk up attic. Loads of potential. MLS 12-1268 $115,000 David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

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 MLS 12-1006 $59,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716



WILKES-BARRE To Settle Estate $56,900 REDUCED! Offer Needed!

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


Income & Commercial Properties

AVOCA 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


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


314 Horton Street Wonderful home, 6 rooms. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, twostory, living room with built-in bookcase, formal dining room with entrance to delightful porch. Eat-in kitchen. Private lot, detached garage. A must see home. MLS 11-2721 New Price $56,900 GO TO THE TOP... CALL


570-288-7481 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

Heights Section Well maintained 2 story home, family owned for 60+ years. Move in condition. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room with washer & dryer hook-up. gas heat, recently replaced windows, front and back porches, fenced in yard, close to elementary & high school. $51,900 Call 570-823-2726 Leave message if no answer.

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

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP 570-696-5412 WYOMING 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


484 Madison St. Well kept home with finished basement. Move in condition with plenty of rooms, new Pergo floors on 2nd floor and fenced in yard. Newer roof and furnace approximately 10 years old. MLS 12-1291 $84,900 Donald Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St


Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, with 3 season porch and detached 1 car garage. Good starter home in well established neighborhood. Family owned for many years. $65,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

527 Dennison St. Charming brick Tudor home in wonderful neighborhood. Hardwood floors, cherry cabinets, solid wood doors only begin to describe this delightful home. Motivated Seller! MLS#12-1227 $225,000 Jolyn Bartoli

Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-5425



Easily converts to single home. New roof, electric, windows & 2 car garage. Remodeled. 66 x 100 feet, fenced lot, $120,000. 570-693-2408

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


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 $75,000 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE NOW REDUCED!

77 Schuler St. Newly renovated with new windows, door flooring, etc. “Goose Island” 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 MLS 12-845 $99,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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

Fall in love with this gorgeous brick home just a few minutes from town. spacious rooms, a view of the countryside, a fenced inground pool, gazebo with electric, spacious recreation room with wet bar, curved oak staircase, beautiful French doors and a fireplace in the kitchen are just some of the features that make this home easy to love. MLS# 12-443 $600,000 Jolyn Bartoli

Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-5425

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



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



366 Pierce Street (corner lot). 1,300 sq. ft. concrete block commercial building on a 90 x 145 lot. Central air conditioning. Paved parking for 25 cars. Presently a pizza business, but land can be used for multiple uses (bank building, offices, etc.). MLS 12-1279. $350,000 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

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 MLS 12-1026 $79,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716



64-66 Dorrance St. 3 units, off street parking with some updated Carpets and paint. $1500/ month income from long time tenants. W/d hookups on site. MLS 11-3517 $99,900 Call Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


171 Susquehanna Avenue Well kept home on beautiful street in a desirable neighborhood. Very large rooms, hardwood floors, fenced yard, 1 car garage. All measurements approximate. MLS# 12-1079 $65,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723



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 MLS 12-941 $82,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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

Income & Commercial Properties

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 FORTY FORT

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

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912 Lots & Acreage



3 lots. 70 x 125. City water and sewer, gas available. $36,500 per lot. 570-675-5873

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

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


912 Lots & Acreage BEAR CREEK

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


$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

196 Foote Avenue Corner lot, bordering Foote Ave and McAlpine St. Commercial zoning. $10,000 or best offer. Please Call 610-675-9132 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: 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


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

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

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BUILDING LOT Corner of Drake St. & Catherine, Moosic. 80x111 building lot with sewer & water available, in great area with newer homes. Corner lot. For more details visit MLS #12-1148. Call Charlie

Prime Location on Route 315 – Great visibility, 1.25 acres with 300’ of road frontage. LAND LEASE Call for details MLS 113571 Rhea Simms 570-696-6677


Beautiful lot in Pocono Ridge Estate. 1.14 acres with a view! MLS 12-1313 $48,500 Call Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

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 SHICKSHINNY

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

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

MOUNTAIN TOP Several building lots ready to build on! ALL public utilities! Priced from $32,000 to $48,000! Use your own Builder! Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

MOUNTAINTOP LAND Level building lot.


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


Apartments/ Furnished


Furnished 1 bedroom executive apartment. All brand new. Spacious eat in kitchen. 2 TV’s provided, leather sofas. Too many amenities to list. $700. Call 570-899-3123


Apartments/ Unfurnished


74 W. Hartford St 1 bedroom + computer room. 2nd floor. Fridge, stove, washer/dryer included. Wall to wall carpet. No pets. Security, lease, application fee. $525/month plus utilities. 570-472-9494


Modern & spacious 1st floor, wall to wall carpet. Appliances, washer & dryer hookup. Off street parking. Security, no pets. $450 month. 570-655-1606



1/2 acre, 100 ft frontage, all utilities including gas. $39,900 Call 570-417-4177 Ready for construction.

NEWPORT TOWNSHIP 1 mile south of

DALLAS For Lease. 3 level

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


219 Main Street Very nice 1st floor, 1 bedroom with new bathroom, modern kitchen, hardwood floors, fresh paint, off street parking. Call Darren 570-825-2468 DUPONT Completely remodeled, modern 2 bedroom townhouse style apartment. Lots of closet space, with new carpets and completely repainted. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer hook up. Nice yard & neighborhood, no pets. $595 + security. Call 570-479-6722

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Totally renovated 5 room apartment located on 1st floor. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/ electric range, electric washer & dryer. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting/ flooring & energy efficient windows. 1 bedroom with large closet, living room, laundry room, storage room, basement & large front porch. Easy access to I-81, airport & casino. Off street parking. No smoking. $600 + utilities & security. Call 570-762-8265


1st floor. 3 rooms + bath. Appliances included & some utilities. $520 + electric, security & references. No pets, no smoking. 570-574-9561 or 570-696-3523


Apartments/ Unfurnished


luxurious townhouse next to pool. Call (570)592-7190

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


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


1st Floor, recently renovated, 2 bedrooms, with washer & dryer hook-up, $650 per month, plus utilities, water and sewer included. Off street parking. Call 570-443-0770 KINGSTON

2 bedroom 1 bath. $575/month, separate utilities. Private backyard. Laundry hookups. Stove and refrigerator included. Sorry, no pets. Scott Zoepke Trademark Realty 570-814-0875


2 bedroom. $675/ month. Includes gas heat. Security & references required No pets. Call 570-288-4200 KINGSTON

3 bedroom 1 bath. $700/month. Separate utilities, laundry hookups, stove and refrigerator included. Small pets negotiable. Call Scott Zoepke Trademark Realty 570-814-0875



2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hook-up, no pets, no smokers. $575/month, plus utilities, security & background check. Call 570-655-3809


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


APARTMENT Off street parking. $425 + utilities & security. No smoking. No pets. Available May 1. 570-675-0655 570-417-4731

L.C.C.C. 2 lots available. 100’ frontage x 228’ deep. Modular home with basement accepted. Each lot $17,500. Call 570-714-1296

Apartments/ Unfurnished


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

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 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.


3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, no pets. $725 + utilities, 1st months security deposit. Call 570-417-3427




46 Bradford St. Pride of ownership everywhere. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, large yard, off street parking. Ready to go! MLS 12-1508 $69,900 Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

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


149 River Street. Modern 2 bedroom. 1 bathroom, 1st floor, off street parking, laundry, $650 per month + security. Utilities included. Available now. NO PETS Call 570-472-1414


2nd floor, 4 rooms, wall to wall carpet, heat, public water, sewer & recycling fees included. Tile bathroom with shower. Attic & yard. Stove & fridge furnished. Washer / dryer hookup. Good location, off street parking, No pets. 1 year lease & security, $650. Call 570-655-0530 FORTY FORT Lovely 2 bedroom, 2nd floor on River St. Living room, dining room, kitchen and bath. W/d hookup in basement. Garage. $550/mo + utilities No Pets 570-288-0770


Nice, quiet neighborhood. First floor, spacious living room with working fireplace, bedroom with 2 closets. New kitchen with stove, fridge & lazy Susan. Laundry room off kitchen with washer / dryer, bath / shower. Off street, lighted parking. Lease, security, references. Gas heat & all utilities by tenant. Absolutely no pets. $600. Call 570-714-5588


Ransom Street, 1st floor, 1 bedroom, dining room, oak hardwood floors, central air, range & fridge included. Off street parking. $585/month utilities by tenant. Security, references, lease, pets maybe? Handicapped accessible 570-287-5775 or 570-332-1048.

HANOVER TOWNSHIP 1st floor, 2 bedroom, stove, refrigerator, private deck, washer/dryer hookup. Heat, garbage & sewer included. $650/month 570-842-1264

393 Warren Street 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, large eat-in kitchen, 2nd floor, hardwood floors, Sunroom/study room, Large attic & storage, appliances included. No Pets. $625 per month + utilities. A must see! Call 570-407-0874


E. W alnut St. 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


795 Rutter Ave Screened porch, kitchen downstairs with appliances, washer & dryer, upstairs living room, bedroom & bathroom. $510/month + utilities. No pets. 570-417-6729


Beautiful 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, modern kitchen with appliances, large dining & living rooms, central air, decks, ample parking. No pets. $595 per month.



Beautiful, oversized executive style apartment in large historic home. Two bedrooms, one bath, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, basement storage, beautiful front porch, washer/ dryer. $1,200 monthly plus utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call 570-472-1110


Freshly painted, 2 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer & water provided, off-street parking, no pets, $525/month + heat, electric & security deposit. Call (570)417-2919 KINGSTON Modern 2 bedroom 1 bath. Second floor. $600 + utilities. Call Darren 570-825-2468 KINGSTON Modern, spacious, 2nd floor, 2 bedroom with central air, off street parking. Gas heat, A/C, laundry in unit, no pets, no smoking. Call 570-288-9371


PARK PLACE Beautiful area. 2nd floor 4 room. Kitchen with washer/dryer, stove, and refrigerator. Heat, water, and electric included. $760 a month. Call Jim: 570-288-3375

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Modern 1 bedroom on the park between Market & Pierce Bridges. $555/mo + electric washer/dryer in apt. Air, Dishwasher, Free Internet, Parking, Storage. Call Jeff at 570-822-8577

KINGSTON Recently renovat-

ed 2 bedroom. Living room & dining room. Convenient off street parking. All new appliances. Water & sewer included. $560 + utilities, security & references. No pets, no smoking. Call 570-239-7770 KINGSTON Two 1 bedroom & two 2 bedroom apartments available in a renovated building with OSP. Great location within walking distance to shopping & restaurants. 1 year lease, 1st month rent, credit check & security required. No pets. Utilities by tenant. 1 bedroom $550/month, 2 bedroom $650/month. Call Nicole 570-474-6307 or 570-715-7757



Very clean, large 1 bedroom apartment, discounted rent for tenant with excellent credit. Only $400 + utilities, no smoking, no pets, no section 8. Call 570-287-4047


AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Cute and clean 2 bedroom, off street parking, w/d hookup, eat in kitchen. Immaculate. $435 + utilities. 1 mo. security. NO DOGS 845-386-1011

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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 bedroom. Quiet,

1 nice neighborhood. Off street parking. Heat included. $525 Call 570-441-4101

LUZERNE 378 Miller St.

Recently remodeled, 1st floor. 1 bedroom, living room, large modern kitchen with stove. New bath, clean basement, laundry hookups. Enclosed porch, parking. No pets/smoking. $500/mo. includes heat and water. 570-288-9843


4 room apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, carpeting off-street parking, no pets. $500/ month, plus utilities, 1 month security 570-406-2789

To place your ad call...829-7130 MINERS MILLS 2 bedroom apartment. First floor. Includes water, sewer & trash. $500 + security. Call Bernie 888-244-2714


Cozy 1 bedroom, 3rd floor apartment. Heat, hot water, stove & fridge included. $430 / month. Call 570-472-3681


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

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No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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314 Prospect St. Convenient 1st floor, 1 bedroom, nonsmoker, large closets. Freshly painted & new carpeting. New ceiling fans, new modern kitchen & tile bath. New windows. Heat & hot water included. Washer/dryer hook up, stove & refrigerator provided. No pets. $595. 570-287-4700


Honeypot Section 2nd floor, 3 room apartment. Nice neighborhood. $400 + utilities & security. No pets. Call 570-885-6878


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


Very clean, nice, 2 bedroom. Water, sewer, stove, fridge, Garbage collection fee included. Washer/dryer availability. Large rooms. Security, $565/mo. 570-542-5610

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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

Newly remodeled, 2 bedroom. Living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, stove w/d hookup. Heat, water, sewer included. No smoking or pets. $625/month, security and references. 570-905-0186

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Available June 1st. 3 room apartment, 1st floor, off street parking, no pets, no smoking. $550/ month includes heat & water. Security & 1 year lease. 570-820-3906 570-899-6710

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

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Spacious, completely remodeled, 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Large kitchen, appliances included. Tenant is responsible for own utilities. $475/month 570-235-4718






All new, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. stove, dishwasher microwave, washer/dryer hookup. Off-street parking, no pets. $560/ month, + utilities, references, lease & security. (570) 301-7723


203 Delaware Ave. 1st floor. 4 rooms, no pets, no smoking, off street parking. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge, stove, w/d. High security bldg. 570-655-9711 West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


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

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


155 W. River St. 1 bedroom, some appliances included, all utilities included except electric, hardwood floors, Pet friendly. $600. 570-969-9268

WILKES-BARRE 2 bedrooms,

includes heat and hot water, tenant pay electric. A/C unit. 1 year lease, $700/per month, Security deposit. Call Jean 570-825-3360 646-391-4638


425 S. FRANKLIN ST. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio & 1 bedroom apartments. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence and all doors electronically locked. Studio - $450. 1 bedroom - $550. Water & sewer paid. One month security de-posit. Call 570-793-6377 or 570-208-9301 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment. Or email shlomo_voola

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WILKES-BARRE DOLPHIN PLAZA Cozy 2 bedroom Rte. 315

apartment. Wall to wall carpet throughout, washer/dryer hook-up, great neighborhood, everything included, $695 per month, plus $1000 security. Call 570-239-9840 WILKES-BARRE


SAVE MONEY THIS YEAR! 113 Edison St. Quiet neighborhood. 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy. Heat & hot water included. $625 Call Aileen at 570-822-7944

WILKES-BARRE LODGE Formerly The Travel Lodge 497 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre Rooms Starting at: Daily $44.99 + tax Weekly $189.99 + tax Microwave, Refrigerator, WiFi, HBO 570-823-8881 www.Wilkes WILKES-BARRE Nice, 3 bedroom, 1st floor apartment. Close to Wilkes-University and downtown Wilkes-Barre. Modern eat in kitchen, basement laundry + large storage area. $725 + gas and electric. Call 570-793-9449


NEAR GENERAL HOSP. 518 N. Main St. 3 bedrooms, 2nd floor, all wood floors. Stove, fridge included. Washer / dryer hookup. Eat in kitchen. Off street parking, 1 car. Tenant pays gas & electric. Water included. $525+ security, Call 570-814-1356


NORTH, 777 N. Washington St. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor. Offstreet parking. Garbage removal included. $450 /month, + utilities. Call 570-288-3438


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Nice neighborhood. 1st floor, 2 bedroom. Wall to wall carpet. Off street parking. Washer/dryer. $575 + 1 month security, references & credit check. No pets. (570) 574-2249


apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-357-0712


SOUTH WELLES ST. Available Now. 2 bedrooms, 1st floor. New paint & carpet, heat, hot water, sewer & garbage included. $635 + security. Pets OK with approval. Section 8 Welcome. 570-589-9767

WILKES-BARRE TWP 3 bedroom. Includes

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


VICTORIAN CHARM 34 W. Ross St. 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Most utilities included. Historic building is non smoking/no pets. Base rent $700/mo. Security, references required. View at 570-762-1453

WYOMING 1 bedroom, 2nd

floor, off-street parking. Stove, fridge, washer, dryer included. Utilities by tenant. $425 + Lease andsecurity. Non smoking. No pets. Call 570-693-1582 9am - 8pm

WYOMING Available

immediately 2nd floor. Bright & cheery. One bedroom. Quiet building & neighborhood. Includes stove, refrigerator, heat, water, sewer & trash. No smoking. No pets. Security, references $595/month Call (570) 609-5133


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

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


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


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Remodeled 3 bedroom double block. Fenced yard. Pool. $700. Includes garbage, sewer & heat. First / last month’s rent + security. No pets. References. Available May 7. Call 570-954-0655



2 Large Bedrooms. Off-Street Parking No Smoking. $600 + utilities, security, last month. 570-885-4206

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



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


3 bedrooms, eat in kitchen, hardwood floors, natural woodwork, garage. Walking distance to churches and schools. Non smoking, no pets. Call 570-655-2195

953 Houses for Rent 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 Prudential: 696-2600

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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


OFFICE SPACE Containing Six sepa-

rate offices, 1 large meeting room. Segregated bathrooms. Kitchenette. Total recent renovation. Great location. Lot parking in rear. $3,500 monthly. Call 570-299-5471


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ALDEN Available Now!!!

1st floor includes living room, dining room, kitchen, bath and sunroom. 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms. Large fenced yard, with 25’x25’ paved patio. Off street parking, front and side porches. All appliances; stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave above stove, w/d. Gas heat. Included is garbage, sewage and basic cable. $700 /mo + utilities. 1 month security and references 570-735-2989 570-510-2023(C)


298 Upper Demunds Road AVAILABLE NOW! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath. W/d hookup, yard maintenance trash, water, sewer included. Off street parking, No pets. $800/mo + 1 month. security 991-0051

EDWARDSVILLE 3 minutes to Cross-

valley Expressway & shopping. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen, dining, living rooms & basement. Washer/dryer hook-up. Newly remodeled, 1,200 sq. ft. No smoking or pets. $600/month, + utilities, 1st month & security. Call 570-603-7338


3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor laundry, new carpeting and paint. $590 + utilities 570-814-3838


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 TOWNSHIP Available immedi-

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


3 heat. Sewer & garbage included $575 month, + utilities, Call 570-740-7016 NANTICOKE Large 1/2 Double, 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, fenced in yard. $550 per month + utilities. Garbage & maintenance fees included. No Pets, 1 month security deposit. References. Available May 1st. 477-1415

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OR RENT Single home in gated retirement village. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, appliances included. Quiet 55 plus community. No Pets. One year lease. $1675/mo + utilities & security. Monthly maintenance fee included. 570-592-3023 DALLAS


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

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570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / Repair Kitchen & Baths DAVE JOHNSON Expert Bathroom & Room Remodeling, Carpentry & Whole House Renovations. Licensed &Insured



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


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



3 bedrooms, tiled bath & kitchen, carpeting throughout, finished basement room, refrigerator & stove, off-street parking, no pets, Fenced yard & shed. $800/month, + utilities, last & security. 570-256-0984


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


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

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

Two Story single home,2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, washer & dryer hook-up. $675 per month plus utilities. References and background/credit check. Call 570540-3632 Leave message.


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ALL CHIMNEY REPAIR Chimney Cleaning, Rebuilding, Repair, Stainless Steel Lining, Parging, Stucco, Caps, Etc. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 1-888-680-7990 570-840-0873


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We would love to clean your home. We clean around your schedule. We clean weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. We also do one time cleaning. Call Eddie 570-677-0344 or online at www. empresacleaning. com


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All Phases Licensed & Insured No job too small. Free Estimates.


For All of Your Remodeling Needs. Will Beat Any Price 25 Yrs. Experience Ref. Ins. Free Est. 570-332-7023 Or 570-855-2506

B.P. Home Repairs 570-825-4268 Brick, Block, Concrete, Sidewalks, Chimneys, Stucco. New Installation & Repairs

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

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195 Mt. Zion Road 6 rooms and bath, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, no pets or smoking. $650/ month, plus utilities, & security deposit. Call 570-388-2675 or 570-388-6860



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


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CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

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

Absolutely free estimates. Masonry & concrete work. Specializing in foundations, repairs and rebuilding. Footers floors, driveways. 570-766-1114 570-346-4103 PA084504 COVERT & SONS CONCRETE CO. Give us a call, we’ll beat them all by 10%. 570-696-3488 or 570-239-2780

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Masonry - Concrete Brick-Stonework. Chimneys-Stucco” “NO JOB TOO SMALL” “Damage repair specialist” 570-466-2916 WYOMING VALLEY MASONRY Concrete, stucco, foundations,pavers, retaining wall systems, dryvit, flagstone, brick work. Senior Citizen Discount.570-287-4144 or 570-760-0551

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

ROOM WANTED 55+ male, Pittston area. Would be there 11am Monday through 1am on Friday. 732-803-8786


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

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Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates




GRULA ELECTRIC LLC Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


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




Skidster/Backhoe With Operator I can help make your spring projects a little easier. Fully Insured. Reasonably Priced. Free Estimates. Stan 570-328-4110


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ACTION FENCE SPRING SALE: Discounts on wood, vinyl, chain link, aluminum and more! Call today for a FREE ESTIMATE! 1-888-FENCE-80


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Free estimates. Clean out attics, basements, estates & more. 570-472-2392 #1 FOR ALL YOUR CONSTRUCTION NEEDS Interior & exterior painting. All types of remodeling. Front and back porches repaired & replaced Call 570-991-5301 All Your Home Repair Needs No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured Free Estimates Russell’s Property Maintenance 570-406-3339

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cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters.655-0695 592-1813or287-8302 AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299

AFFORDABLE Junk removal cleanups, cleanouts, Large or small jobs. Fast free estimates. (570) 814-4631




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 1162 Landscaping/ Garden ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING RAKED? Specializing In Trimming and Shaping of Bushes, Shrubs, Trees. Also, Bed Cleanup, Edging, Mulch and Stone. Call Joe. 570-823-8465 Meticulous and Affordable. F ree E stimates 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


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



Contracting Group. we build any type, size and design, staining & powerwashing. If the deck of your choice is not completed within 5 days, your deck is free! 570-338-2269



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


H-D Contracting Flooring, siding, decks & more. Any size job. Call Salvatore 570-881-2191

Handyman Services

Sales, service, installation & repair.

1057Construction & Building Specializing in all types of home improvements, complete remodeling from start to finish, additions, roofing, siding, electrical and plumbing, all types of excavation & demolition, sidewalks and concrete work, new home construction, with new model on display. Free estimates, licensed, insured. Call Frank at 570-479-1203



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Parsons Section 3 bedroom. Off street parking. Pets welcome. $550/mo. Credit / Criminal check required. Call 570-266-5336

JACKSON TWP. 3 bedroom home on Hillside Road. $650/mo + utilities. Lake Lehman School District. No pets. Call American Asphalt Paving Co., at 570-696-1181, ext. 243 between 7:00AM and 3PM Monday -Friday


118 Sambourne St. 3 bedroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, basement $500/month + utilities, references & security. No pets. Call 570-824-4899 or 570-239-4340


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TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL DEMOLITION Estate Cleanout Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE SMALL AND LARGE JOBS! 570-823-1811 570-239-0484 ALWAYS READY HAULING Moving, Deliveries, Property & Estate Cleanups, Attics, Cellars, Yards, Garages, Construction Sites, Flood Damage & More. CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER!! SAME DAY SERVICE Free Estimates 570-301-3754


823-3788 / 817-0395

Mike’s $5-Up

Need a Roommate? Removal of Wood, Place an ad and Trash and Debris. Same Day Service. find one here! 826-1883 793-8057 570-829-7130


Specializing in Grass Cutting, Trimming of Shrubs & Hedges, & Mulching Call for estimates 570-239-4011


Spring clean-ups, mowing, mulching and more! Free Estimates 570-574-3406 O’NEIL’S Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance,Cleanups, shrub trimming, 20 years experience. Fully Insured 570-885-1918 PATRICK & DEB’S LANDSCAPING Landscaping, basic handy man, house cleaning,painting, moving & free salvage pick up. AVAILABLE FOR SPRING CLEAN UPS! Call 570-793-4773

1162 Landscaping/ Garden TOUGH BRUSH, mowing, edging, mulching, shrubs, and hedge trimming, tree pruning, garden tilling, Spring clean up. Accepting new customers this season. Weekly & bi-weekly lawn care. Fully Insured. Free Estimates 570-829-3261


Lawn Care


Affordable, reliable, meticulous. Rates as low as $20. Emerald Green 570-825-4963 RAINERI’S LAWN CARE & SHRUBS Lawns Trimmed & Edged, Hedges Cut, Mulch & More Free Estimates 570-825-2779 570-954-2302 YARD CLEAN UP Attics & Basements Complete clean ups Garden tilling Call for quotes 570-954-7699 or 570-926-9029


Brick, block, walks, drives, stucco, stone, chimneys and repairs.



Licensed - Insured Certified - Masonry Concrete - Roofing Quality Craftsmanship Guaranteed Unbeatable Prices Senior Citizen Discounts Free Estimates 570-574-4618 or 570-709-3577

1189 Miscellaneous Service




288-8995 Movers

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


Painting & Wallpaper


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


Exterior, Free estimates, 30 yrs experience 570-826-1719, 570-288-4311 & 570-704-8530


Paving & Excavating





Painting & Wallpaper


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

David Wayne PAINTING Interior/Exterior QUALITY WORK AT A FAIR PRICE 570-762-6889

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

JACOBOSKY PAINTING Interior, & Exterior Painting, $50.00 off with this ad. Call 570-328-5083

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570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520 Mountain Top

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


Plumbing & Heating


Heating, Plumbing, & Air Conditioning. No job too big or small. Let our experience & knowledge work for you. Free Estimates. Call 570-288-8149


Roofing & Siding

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


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


New Roofs & Repairs, Shingles, Rubber, Slate, Gutters, Chimney Repairs. Credit Cards accepted FREE ESTIMATES! Licensed-Insured EMERGENCIES


McManus Construction Licensed, Insured. Everyday Low Prices. 3,000 satisfied customers. 570-735-0846


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