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Audit of Stevens invoices done County won’t release report concerning attorney who said she has double billed county. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER

WILKES-BARRE – A forensic audit of invoices submitted by an attorney who has admitted to double billing Luzerne County for legal services is complete, but the

county is refusing to release the report. Assistant County Solicitor Vito DeLuca on Monday denied The DeLuca Times Leader’s request for a copy of the audit of attorney Angela Stevens of Kingston, citing a section of the state’s Right to Know Law relating to re-

cords that are part of an investigation. DeLuca said the county has been “looking into” Stevens’ billings since February, when The Times Leader reported the results of an investigation that revealed Stevens repeatedly double billed the county for work she performed representing parents whose children are in the custody of Children and Youth Services. The investigation showed Ste-

vens, who was paid more than $144,000 by the county in 2011, charged for each individual fee petition she delivered to the county courthouse, even though the petitions were delivered in a single trip. She also billed excessive hours, sometimes claiming to have worked more than 24 hours in a single day. Stevens, a partner in Pyrah/Ste-





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orkers from Panzitta Enterprises repair part of the levee on North Washington Street in the Brookside section of Wilkes-Barre that was damaged by the flood of 2011. As a part of the Brookside repair project, North Washington Street between Wilkes-Barre Boulevard and Brookside Street will be closed this week and most of next week. The closure is necessary to allow construction crews proper access to complete repairs. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton said the project is fully reimbursable and pre-approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

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Current chief Robert Lawton says county engineer well qualified to do job if needed. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton picked Chief Engineer Joe Gibbons to be in command if he’s unable to fulfill his duties. The county’s home rule char-

ter requires the manager to designate an executive branch employee as acting county manager in case the manager is suspended, temporarily absent, incapacitated or unable to serve. The designation does not come with additional compensation. Gibbons, 40, of Plains Township, is praised by many of his colleagues for his thriftiness, work ethic and candor on county issues. In a letter about the selection

filed Monday in the county council clerk’s office, Lawton said the 11-year county employee is qualified to take charge if necessary. Gibbons was hired as a staff engineer in 2001, promoted to assistant chief county engineer in 2005 and became chief engineer in 2007. “Mr. Gibbons’ range of responsibility during his county service far exceeds the expected scope of his title,” Lawton said. He cited Gibbons’ oversight of

county buildings and infrastructure, development of leases and requests-for-proposals, input on collective bargaining teams, planning of the capital budget and service as a member of the emergency response team. A graduate of Coughlin High School and the Pennsylvania State University, Gibbons’ prior work experience includes engineering positions with VirginiaSee GIBBONS, Page 10A

King’s leads area colleges in boosting tuition rates All but one of the increases exceed the national inflation rate of 2.65 percent. By ANDREW M. SEDER


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Diocese: Ostrowski facing charges relating to attempted child porn production. By STEVE MOCARSKY and JOHN ERZAR

The varsity football coach at Holy Redeemer High School has been arrested on child pornography charges, according to the Diocese of Scranton. The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday informed the diocese of the arrest of Joseph Ostrowski Ostrowski, who has served as the varsity football coach at Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes-Barre, since June 2011, diocese spokesman Bill Genello said in a press release. FBI agents informed school administrators that Ostrowski was being arrested on charges pertaining to the attempted production of child pornography, Genello said. “Ostrowski was immediately suspended from his position, and school administrators and diocesan officials will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement’s investigation,” Genello said. He said no further information on Ostrowski was available Monday night. See OSTROWSKI, Page 10A

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ties that has boosted tuition up at least 5 percent. With a 2012-13 tuition rate of $29,174, it reflects a 5.4 percent hike over the current academic year rate. That’s more than double the national rate of inflation. The school’s board of trustees met Saturday to discuss a multimillion-dollar shortfall in the 2012-13 budget that may mean a wage freeze for staff and lower financial aid rewards for incoming students. Those financial aid rewards, an amount taken out of the college’s budget resources to provide students with lower outof-pocket costs for tuition, are

Most local colleges have set tuition rates for 2012-13 that boost tuition at a higher percentage than in recent years. All but one of the increases exceed the national inflation rate of 2.65 percent, which was last posted in March. After averaging a 3.9 percent tuition rate increase over the past three years, King’s College is the only institution of higher education in Lackawanna, Wyoming or Luzerne coun- See TUITION, Page 10A


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Number of U.S. adults who are obese to increase by 9 percent by 2030, according to forecast. By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON — The obesity epidemic may be slowing, but don’t take in those pants yet. Today, just over a third of U.S. adults are obese. By 2030, 42 percent will be, says a forecast released Monday. That’s not nearly as many as expertshadpredictedbeforetheoncerapid rises in obesity rates began leveling off. But the new forecast suggests even small continuing increases will add up. “We still have a very serious problem,” said obesity specialist Dr. William Dietz of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Worse, the already obese are getting fatter. Severe obesity will double by 2030, when 11 percent of adults will be nearly 100 pounds overweight,ormore,concludedthe research led by Duke University. That could be an ominous consequence of childhood obesity. Half of severely obese adults were obese as children, and they put on more pounds as they grew up, said CDC’s Dietz. See OBESITY, Page 10A

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Norma B. Custer May 4, 2012 Norma B. Custer, 88, of Tunkhannock, passed away at the Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, on May 4, 2012. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on July 1, 1923, the daughter of the late Earl and Eleanor Bowe Becker. Norma worked as a cashier in the gift shop at the Pink Apple. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Paul Custer, Norma was preceded in death by her sister Geraldine Gray. She is survived by son, Michael W. Custer of Richland, Washington; daughters, Paula Zenger of Tunkhannock, and Jeanne Shoemaker of Mehoopany; grandchildren, Donald, Erin and Jason Marabell of Tunkhannock, and Robby, Jesse, and Michael Jr. Shoemaker of Mehoopany. Service will be private at the convenience of the family. For online condolences or directions, visit

Lewis A. Smith May 4, 2012 A. Smith, 61, of Jenkins L ewis Township, passed away Friday,

May 4, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born in Larksville, December 2, 1950. Lewis was a graduate of West Side Tech High School, Pringle. He worked as an EMT for the Keystone Volunteer Fire Dept., a volunteer fireman and Ambulance for the Larksville Fire Dept. and the Exeter Fire Dept. He was an avid fan of the NY Knicks, the NY Yankees, Buffalo Bills and the Syracuse Orangeman. He loved to play cars and trains with his grandsons and enjoyed watching NASCAR #2 Rusty Wallace, “CSI Miami” and “Walker Texas Ranger.” He will be greatly missed by his family and friends He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Ann Marie (Shinko) Smith; his son, Jason White, of West Wyoming; daughters, Chrissy and her husband, David Snyder, of

Jenkins Township; Dawn and Marty Gardner, of Mountain Top; Kellie Kizis, of Exeter, and Kristen Zang, of Colorado Springs; brothers-inlaw, Bob and Joanie Shinko, of Harding, and Mike and Nanci Shinko, of White Haven; sisters-in-law, Sally Jones of Plains and Joan Kraynak of Swoyersville. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Scott Smith, David Snyder, James Kuna and Clint Kytle, and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 9, at 4:30 p.m. at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Pastor Al Cremard of the Independent Bible Church of Duryea officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 3 p.m. until time of service. Online condolences may be made to

Betty Lane Henning May 3, 2012 etty Lane Henning, R.N., 84, B of Tunkhannock, died Thursday at Hospice Community Care,

Dunmore, after an illness. She was the wife of Edward Henning. She was born in Tunkhannock, daughter of the late William A. and Carrie Michael Comstock. She was a retired registered nurse, formerly working at Procter & Gamble, Mehoopany, as site nurse and Tyler Memorial Hospital. She attended the Russell Hill United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, class of 1945, and a 1949 graduate of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Lane, in 1993; a son, John Lane, and a

brother, Kenneth Comstock. Surviving, beside her husband, are her brother Russell Comstock of Baltimore; daughter in-law, Kelley Lane of Akron, Pa., and two granddaughters, Megan and Samantha Lane. Funeral Services will be held at the Russell Hill United Methodist Church, Rt. 6, Tunkhannock, on Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Mott will officiate. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Arrangements were entrusted to the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Russell Hill UMC, RR 3 Box 241A, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.Visit

May 6, 2012 Brian A. Brown, age 53, forM r.merly of Laceyville,, passed

away at the DarWay Elder Care Center in Estella, Pa., on Sunday evening May 6, 2012, where he has been a resident since February. Brian was born in Meshoppen, on March 22, 1959, the son of the late George E. and Marian E. Eddy Brown. Brian attended the Wyalusing Area High School, and after which for a number of years, worked for his brother at R.G. Brown Refuse Removal in Laceyville. Loving to be surrounded by his family and many friends, he enjoyed camping, fishing, or doing anything as long as he was outside. He enjoyed music all of his life, and he was proud to be a member of the Freedom Rides of Binghamton, N.Y.

Surviving is his daughter, Aireal Webb of Lake Winola, and grandchildren, Octavia Carpenter, and Hoban Webb, both of Lake Winola; his sister, Janet E. Brown, of Tunkhannock, and nine nieces and nephews, and many cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald (R.G.) Brown, who passed away on Feb. 16, 2004. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of his family. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Braintrim Baptist Church, Church St., Laceyville, PA 18623.

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CORRECTIONS A NAME WAS OMITTED from the honor roll that ran on Page 2C on Monday for Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School. John Yurkoski, grade 10, attained honors. A NEWS BRIEF ON PAGE 3A Monday listed an incorrect date for Larksville United Methodist Church’s chicken barbecue.

It will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. for “take-out” only. Call 287-5805 for more information. A BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT published Sunday in The Times Leader should have listed Jennifer and John Stefanik, Freeland, as the parents of a daughter born April 13.

Municipality to buy Coal Street Bridge, damaged in July 3 storm, for $10,900. By SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

PLYMOUTH TWP. -- The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Ordinance was passed at Monday’s township board meeting. According to township Solicitor Robert Zarota, the ordinance is an update to ensure that the new EPA regulations are included in the township’s current ordinance. In another matter, the township passed a measure to purchase the

Coal Street Bridge for $10,900. The bridge, which the township has been renting, was severely damaged by the July 3 storm. PennDOT will replace the bridge with a permanent one, but this action will take approximately two years to complete. Supervisor Councilwoman Gail Conrad said there are about 200 residents whose homes are affected by the Coal Street Bridge and that the township “cannot leave them without access.” Conrad said that once PennDOT’s new bridge is completed, the township will sell the old one and get its money back. Conrad said the company from which the township is purchasing the bridge

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“may buy it back” or it will be “put up for sale.” Council passed a measure to appoint Boston-Lawson to perform a study on the sewage system in parts of the township. The study will be completed at a cost not to exceed $2,000 and is an update to the Act 537 Plan, which is required by the DEP. Alan Baranski of NEPA Alliance reported the township has received a $375,000 gaming grant, which will be used for road repair and drainage issues. Baranski also said improvements under the Recovery Act are progressing and that the Department of Labor and Industry’s Workforce is involved with several of the repairs.

Bear Creek presents sewer report By JANINE UNGVARSKY Times Leader Correspondent

BEAR CREEK TWP. -- The plight of township property owners facing high sewer fees remains very much on the mind of township supervisors, but apparently isn’t generating much sympathy from those in a position to do anything about the cost of the state-mandated sewage treatment plan. On Monday, the supervisors offered a report on a recent meeting with the state Department of Environmental Protection, which is mandating sewers for a portion of the township. The supervisors voted down the mandated plan earlier this year because the cost would be undue burden on homeowners. Estimates place the monthly cost for those on the system at $145, a cost supervisors said could be the highest in the state. Board Chairman Gary Zingaretti said DEP suggested the township look into extending the sewers into other areas to spread

out the costs, something the supervisors don’t think would help. “We are highly skeptical that would do anything but raise costs because we are already working with the areas of highest (population) density,” Zingaretti said. DEP also said the township’s estimates of available grant funding were unrealistically high, Zingaretti said, while the initial $500 connection fee the township was planning on collecting was too low. In response to audience questions, the board said that if the township doesn’t move forward with the sewers, DEP will come in and do them and the costs will almost certainly be even higher. Zingaretti said the supervisors will meet again with DEP, but will also meet with legislators to try to come to a resolution. Money issues dominated the meeting in other ways as the supervisors discussed options for replacing a 16-year-old dump truck used for snow plowing and for doing repairs to Weiss Road,

which will require significant culvert repair before a badly needed paving work can be done. The board discussed not replacing the truck or buying a smaller truck instead of spending the nearly $160,000 to replace the plow, but learned the large bed of the dump truck might be needed to hold enough salt and cinders to reach the farthest parts of the township. Options under consideration include a used truck and coordinating services with neighboring communities to avoid the need for a truck altogether. The township is considering having its own road crew tackle the culvert work on Weiss Road, which will cost an estimated $20,000 to $25,000 on top of the estimated $940,000 to tar and chip the road. But some concerns were raised about how the road crew’s regular work would get done during the estimated two weeks it would take to do the job, and whether it might not be betSee BEAR CREEK, Page 10A

Woodcrest Ave. will be widened Fairview Twp. officials say it will remain a two-way for home development.

FAIRVIEW TWP. -- Supervisors on Monday night announced that Woodcrest Avenue is to be widened but remain a two-way thoroughfare in preparation for a proposed 28-home development to be built on extensions of Woodcrest and Lee avenues. Last month, at an informational meeting, the supervisors reviewed road-widening plans that were to restrict Woodcrest to a

WHAT’S NEXT The next board of supervisors meeting is June 4.

ther side is structurally and economically unsound. He said running thin strips of road on both sides would decay faster and require more maintenance. A single, wider path on one side could prevent premature decay. He also said plans have not been solidified. Residents were concerned that the expansion would creep into their front yards. Joanne Dinoski, who lives along Lee Avenue, asked if they should expect to lose property frontage. Orloski said the township would be stretching the road only as far as the public right of

one-way street. After getting strong feedback from residents, Chairman Robert Orloski said supervisors decided to keep the road as it is, widening it 8 feet to handle increased traffic to the new homes. “Based on the pleas and comments of residents in the area… we feel it is in (our) best interests to honor the residents’ wishes at this time,” Orloski said. David Yefko, the township’s engineer, said both roadways are to be widened on one side because splitting the distance on ei- See FAIRVIEW, Page 7A

Seminary licensed to close Kingston street By SUSAN DENNEY Times Leader Correspondent


KINGSTON — Council passed an ordinance Monday night licensing the Wyoming Seminary Upper School to close North Sprague Avenue between West Hoyt and West Market streets to all vehicular traffic. Pedestrians will still be allowed on that section of the street. Wyoming Seminary will pay a yearly licensing fee of $12,700 to the municipality for the privilege of closing the street. The municipality would maintain ownership of the street, which wouldremainintact,buttheschool would be responsible for maintenance, it was previously stated. Barriers installed by the school would bar vehicles from entering the campus area, but could be removed to allow emergency vehicle access. The change is meant to give Wyoming Seminary a more pedestrian-friendly campus and improve

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traffic flow in the neighborhood around Hoyt Street. In another matter, several residents accused municipal officials of ethnic discrimination over the removal of a concrete wall at James S. Keiper Memorial Park. They said it was done because it was mainly being used by Hispanics for handball games. The wall was a popular feature park and was used as a backboard for tennis as well as for handball games. Kingston officials denied that the wall was taken down for that reason. Municipal Administrator Paul Keating said, “This has nothing to do with ethnicity. We had lots of complaints from people who thoughttheareawastoocrowded,” Municipal Administrator Paul

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Keating said. He also noted structural problems with the wall. Mayor James Haggerty said that equipment comes and goes depending on the municipality’s plan for a park. Of the destruction of the wall he said, “It was a collective decision. The community was involved.” To the accusing residents he said, “I don’t appreciate the implication that the wall was taken down for an improper reason.” Another resident complained about traffic patterns on James Street, saying, “That street is a hazard. It’s a danger. I want that street straightened out.” “We’ll look into it. We’ll study it,” Council Vice President Robert Thompson said. In other business, the council passed an ordinance to comply with the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority’s requirements for wastewater collection and treatment.

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GHS honored as employer

Geisinger Health System was recently named to the Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review list of “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2012. This is the second consecutive year Geisinger has been included in the list. Geisinger, based in Danville, owns local hospitals in Plains Township and Wilkes-Barre and has an affiliation with Community Medical Center in Scranton. The Becker’s listing recognizes health care organizations that create an outstanding workplace through robust benefits, opportunities for development and a strong sense of community. Among the Geisinger programs highlighted were the accrual of nursing retirement benefits from day one, career enhancement programs, a retention committee that focuses on nurse satisfaction and the MyHealth Rewards program designed to encourage employees to better their health.



Attorneys want Selenski charges tossed By SHEENA DELAZIO

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WILKES-BARRE — Attorneys for homicide suspect Hugo Selenski have filed court papers requesting the charges against their client be thrown out and that prosecutors not be permitted to seek the death penalty. Attorneys Shelley Centini, Edward Rymsza and David Lampman, in hundreds of pages of court filings Monday, asked a county judge to rule on the requests in preparation for Selenski’s September trial. Selenski, 38, is facing the death pen-

alty if convicted in the deaths of Tammy Fassett and Michael Kerkowski, both of whom were 37 when they died. Investigators allege Selenski killed Selenski Fassett and Kerkowski on May 3, 2002. Judge Fred Pierantoni has set Selenski’s trial to begin on Sept. 10. The attorneys have asked Pierantoni to not allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty against Selenski because they have not shown or established

enough proof to establish a capital case. The “aggravating circumstances,” Selenski’s attorneys said, violate the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the U.S. Constitution and “impairs the right to trial by jury.” The attorneys also ask that charges against their client be dismissed because Selenski was originally charged with the killings in March 2006, and that more than six years have passed since the date of the filing of the charges. That, the attorneys said, is a violation of Selenski’s speedy trial right, which

requires prosecutors to bring a defendant to trial within 365 days of being charged. “It is patently unfair to require (Selenski) to now marshal a defense to allegations relating to events occurring more than 10 years ago when the commonwealth could have, and should have, brought the charges earlier,” the attorneys wrote. If the case goes to trial, the defense contends two separate juries should be chosen in Selenski’s case – one for the See SELENSKI, Page 8A


Athena Award winner

Jeannine Lesante Mazurkiwecz, of Sam-Son Productions, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, sponsored by Berger Family Dealerships. Mazurkiwecz has worked as a reporter, news anchor and news director at the family-owned television news station Local News 13/SamSon Productions and Mazurkiwecz is now a member of the administration. She also is an instructor at McCann School of Business and Technology and at King’s College Mass Communications Department. She and her husband, Mark, have two children, Alyssa and Mason. Her most significant contribution to the community is her willingness to work with all non-profit organizations to spread their message to the public about the importance of donating time, money and/or skills, according to the Chamber. The Athena Award, presented each year to a Hazleton Area businesswoman “for outstanding professional achievement,” will be presented at the Chamber’s 120th Annual Meeting on May 17 at Genetti Best Western Inn & Suites Hall of Presidents in Hazle Township. To make a reservation, call 455-1509 or email HANOVER TWP.

Honors for veterans’ graves

AMVETS Post 59 of Hanover Township will be placing flags on veterans’ graves at St. Mary’s cemetery on Saturday. Any person or organizations interested in helping is asked to meet at the post home, 578 Fellows Ave., at 9 a.m. The post places more than 8,000 flags at the cemetery and all assistance will be appreciated. If possible call the post at 825-8197 before the date to confirm your participation. PLAINS TWP.

Man killed in I-81 crash

A Scranton man was killed when he lost control of a vehicle on an on-ramp to Interstate 81 Sunday night. The Luzerne County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 51-year-old Carlos Vargas Medina. State police said Medina was traveling at a high rate of speed exiting state Route 115/309 to Interstate 81 when he lost control of his vehicle that rolled several times at about 9:10 p.m. Medina was ejected from the vehicle, state police said. Acting Coroner William Lisman pronounced Medina dead at the scene at 10 p.m. Lisman said Medina was not wearing a seat belt.


Aldona Smith plays the piano in her Gilligan Street residence. The 94-year-old Smith, who volunteers at Golden Living Summit and often plays piano for the residents, is going to address a rally in Harrisburg today on Medicaid. She is protesting Medicaid cuts made to nursing homes.

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Aldona Smith to be in capital seeking to have cuts in Medicaid to nursing homes restored.

in Harrisburg on the importance of restoring Medicaid cuts to nursing homes. “They shouldn’t ever cut Medicaid; we need it so badly,” Smith, a resident of Gilligan Street, said Monday. Smith has seen Medicaid dollars put By BILL O’BOYLE to good work – she’s a volunteer at Golden Living Summit and her late WILKES-BARRE — Aldona Smith, daughter, Marie Elena Smith, had been 94, said she can’t wait to speak her a patient there. Smith said patients appreciate the mind when she addresses a rally today

care they receive, and they enjoy the ac- they’re meddling with Medicaid again.’ She was up on the subject; she reads tivities as well. Ron Patti, executive director at Gold- about these issues all the time.” Patti said his 120-bed facility would en Living Summit on North Pennsylvania Avenue, said he approached Smith cut direct care expenses last. He said to sign a petition protesting the Med- quality-of-life items – such as bringing in entertainment, taking patients shopicaid cuts. “We wanted her name on the petition ping or to tour the fall foliage or attend to let Gov. (Tom) Corbett know we a movie – could be cut back. aren’t happy with these cuts,” Patti said. “Aldona’s response was, ‘I heard See SMITH, Page 4A

Police quandary Namey silent on retirement in Jackson Twp. Supervisors looking at possibility of contracting for police services with another municipality after officer resigns. By EDWARD LEWIS

JACKSON TWP. – A resignation of a fulltime police officer has township officials exploring the possibility of entering a contract for police services from a neighboring municipality. Supervisor Vice-Chairman Al Fox said the exploration is only a study with no decision being made to disband the township police office. “One of our full-time police officers resigned on Jan. 1 to take another position outside law enforcement,” Fox said. “What the supervisors decided was to investigate what is best for the township to do at this point and time.” The resignation left the force with three fulltime and nine part-time officers to provide 24/7 coverage for more than 4,600 residents within 13 square miles. Fox said there is about 30 miles of roads in the township. A state prison, State Correctional Institution at Dallas, is located in the township. Police expenditures are about $256,000 of the township’s $1.03 million budget for 2012. Salaries and medical insurance for police officers absorb most of the police department’s See POLICE, Page 4A

W-B Area superintendent says he’ll probably have statement at Wednesday’s meeting. By MARK GUYDISH

WILKES-BARRE — WilkesBarre Area Superintendent Jeff Namey made no mention of whether or not he will retire this June during the School Board’s monthly work session, but said after the meeting that he will probably make a statement at Wednesday’s regular meeting. School Board President Ma-

ryanne Toole had confirmed Friday that Namey had verbally told her he plans to retire June 30; his conNamey tract runs through June 2015. Contacted Friday, Namey had declined comment other than to say he would probably make a statement at the Monday meeting. Official business is rarely conducted at the work sessions, with the board reviewing agenda items and receiving reports from ad hoc committees. The Wednesday

meetings are more formal, with votes on the agenda items. Monday’s work session opened with a report from Project Manager Gary Salijko of Apollo Group Inc., the company that handles much of the district’s major repair work. Salijko said design work on a new main water line at Meyers High School is underway and bids should be out by early June and work done in July and August. A leak in the existing water main under the basement floor has bugged the school board for more than a year, with repeated atSee NAMEY, Page 4A

Dallas school taxes to rise 2.1% District will also cut spending by $1.3 million and will not replace several teachers. By SARAH HITE

DALLAS TWP. — Despite several cost-saving strategies, the Dallas School Board will still raise taxes as reported by the district business manager at a work session Monday. Business Manager Grant Palfrey

presented the board with an outlook of the proposed final budget for the 2012-13 school year, which includes a 2.1 percent tax increase along with about $1.3 million in cuts throughout the district. The board will not raise taxes above the state’s Act1index, which is based on the statewide weekly wage index and changes annually. Palfey said the board could have applied for special exceptions to raise taxesabovethe2.1percent,butopted against the measure. “It was a goal here that after the

WHAT’S NEXT The board will accept public comments and vote on the proposed final budget at 7 p.m. May 14 in the administrative building.

building project, we would take the pedal off and stay within that index,” said Palfey. He said the board had slowly raised taxes over the last eight years to pay for the new high school See DALLAS, Page 7A

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budget. Supervisors John J. Wilkes Jr. and Thomas Tim Evans could not be reached for comment on Monday. All three supervisors signed a letter dated April 10

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Resident Frank Martino says Weiss Road, which is the only way to access Bear Creek Township’s White Haven Poconos area, has sections of road base that need to be strengthened due to erosion.

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Township does not consider Weiss Road a priority because the road is owned by Dennison Township. Dennison Township Supervisors Bruce Thomas, Sheila Weaver and Michael Mack did not return messages for comment on Friday and Monday. Zingaretti and Masi said the township has spent $700,000 over the last five years to resurface roads in White Haven Poconos. “Bear Creek Township is 70 square miles, and from where our trucks are parked, it’s a 20-minute ride just to snow plow,” Masi said. Masi said it’s difficult for Bear Creek Township supervisors to justify paying $900,000 for a road that is in another municipality. “We’re trying to walk a fine line here,” Masi said. “We take care of our residents the best we can, but once you cross that financial threshold, then you have some residentsinotherpartsofthetownship raising eyebrows.”

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tempts to pinpoint it failing. The board plans to install a new line above ground, with shut-off valves at each lateral line in case more problems develop when full pressure is restored with the new line. Salijko said this would allow water to be shut off at a lateral if trouble develops without shutting off the flow everywhere. Salijko also reported the artificial turf at Memorial Stadium at Meyers has separated

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the 4 percent Medicaid cut included in the proposed state budget for nursing homes. The caregivers will give legislators a copy of a petition signed by more than 11,500 nursing home residents, families, staff and concerned citizens. The petition calls on legislators to preserve care for the elderly by restoring the Medicaid funds. Everett said that because of recent Medicare cuts, nursing homes have laid off workers, reduced benefits, canceled renovations and delayed the purchase of equipment that could enhance patient care. “With another 4 percent cut at the state level, many nursing homes say they will have no choice but to turn away some seniors on Medicaid because they

simply can’t afford to care for them,” she said. Caregivers from Guardian Elder Care Center in Nanticoke also are attending the rally. “These potential state funding cuts are among the most important issues facing our facility, our residents and all Pennsylvania nursing homes,” said Louise Bekisz, administrator at Guardian “It’s inspiring to see so many people take a stand for our most vulnerable residents. This is an important cause, and I think we’re all hopeful this huge show of support notonlybringsattentiontothepotential and devastating impact of the proposed Medicaid cut, but also brings about change in the final budget. Nursing homes have already been cut to the bone and simply cannot afford these cuts.”

along some seams, and that the installer, FieldTurf Tarkett, has agreed to repair it at no cost. Among numerous items up for vote Wednesday, the board will consider approving an “anaphylactic Reaction/Epipen policy.” An Epipen is a single-dose, automatic injection device to administer epinephrine to shoes suffering from anaphylactic shock, which can induce life-threatening swelling of the airways. Peo-

ple who know they are subject to such reactions often carry Epipens for emergencies. Board Member Lynn Evans, who drives bus for Williams Bus Line, the company contracted to handle most of the district’s transportation, asked if the policy applies to bus drivers. Namey said if a life is at risk, anyone able to probably should administer the epinephrine if available, but added have the policy clarified.

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that was sent to neighboring municipalities indicating their interest to explore the possibility of entering a contract for police services. Fox said it is too early to say if any municipality has responded. Other police contractual agreements in Luzerne County are Laflin police providing services for Yatesville and Nanticoke police patrolling


DENNISON TWP. — The only way in and out of White Haven Poconos in Bear Creek Township is Weiss Road, a pothole-scarred roadway that is in dire need of replacement, says resident Frank Martino. Filling in hundreds of potholes along the 1½-mile road or total resurfacing with new asphalt simply won’t do, Martino believes. He said sections of the road base need to be strengthened because of erosion, and storm sewers need to be replaced. To make matters more complicated, the road is in Dennison Township but maintained by Bear Creek Township under a 1998 contract signed by officials from the two municipalities. Bear Creek Township Supervisor Gary Zingaretti said it will cost $940,000 to completely refurbish Weiss Road. An attempt to secure a grant through gaming revenue for the road failed in March when morethan$12.2millionwasawarded to 19 other projects in Luzerne County, including $235,000 to Wilkes-Barre to improve exterior

appearances of 50 private houses along the city’s gateway streets. Bear Creek Township Supervisor Joseph Masi said the supervisors plan to resubmit the application for a gaming grant next year. Martino said heavy rain from Hurricane Irene in late August and Tropical Storm Lee in early September made things worse for Weiss Road, which has been deteriorating from undersized storm drains built in the 1930s that are either blocked with leaves or are collapsing. Many motorists who travel Weiss Road to reach their permanent or summer homes in White Haven Poconos often drive in the middle of the road to avoid potholes. “I hate to say it, but I ride the middle. I know it’s dangerous, but many people who live here do to avoid the potholes,” Martino said. Martino believes Dennison Township does not want to take responsibility for Weiss Road because there is no tax revenue from the road to justify repairs or replacement. There are no houses or businesses along Weiss Road. Martino also believes Bear Creek

“The state is looking at $102 million in cuts statewide,” Patti said. “Medicaid is 80 percent of our total funding. We’re already underfunded; these cuts would only make things worse – tougher to operate.” According to Alison Delsite Everett, director of communications and public affairs at the PA Health Care Association, caregivers from nearly every county in the commonwealth will be in Harrisburg today to talk with state legislators about the dire financial situation confronting Pennsylvania’s nursing homes – and to ask legislators to restore




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Polls: Obama, Mitt neck and neck


In both polls, Romney seen as better for handling economy. Obama remains the more well-liked candidate. By KIM GEIGER Tribune Washington Bureau


An image provided by IntelCenter shows a still from the video released Sunday by al-Qaida of American hostage Warren Weinstein. Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group’s demands. ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

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WASHINGTON — With six months until Election Day, the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has tightened into a statistical dead heat. Two new polls find that while the candidates are tied for overall support, Obama remains the more well-liked candidate and Romney is considered the more apt at handling the economy. Romney edged Obama, 48 percent to 47 percent, in the Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll, a nationwide survey of 1,000 voters conducted last week by the Republican firm the Tarrance Group and the Democratic

firm Lake Research Partners. Obama bested Romney, 47 percent to 45 percent, in a Gallup Swing States Poll, which surveyed 951 registered voters in 12 swing states last week. In each case, the results were within the margin of error, meaning the candidates are statistically tied. Politico’s February poll had Obama leading Romney by 9 percentage points. The Swing State survey had Obama with a 9 percentage-point lead in late March. Meanwhile, Gallup’s five-day average, which showed Obama with a slight 46 percent to 45 percent lead last week, has flipped in favor of Romney. In the new Politico poll, 43 percent of all respondents said they will vote to reelect Obama in November, 42 percent said they will vote to replace him, and 11 percent said they will consider voting for someone besides Obama. The poll found Romney with a signif-

S A N T O R U M E N D O R S E S O N E -T I M E R I V A L R O M N E Y WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum is endorsing his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney in a late-night e-mail to his supporters. Santorum on Monday urged his supporters to join him in working with the effective Republican nominee to deny President Barack Obama a second term. In his message, Santorum reminded his supporters of areas where he disagreed with Romney during their slog of a primary. Yet Santorum says that, in his words, “above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated.” The two met on Friday at the office of Santorum’s strategist, and Romney sought to assure Santorum of his conservative credentials.

icant 48 percent to 38 percent lead among independents, and a 6 percentage-point lead among voters who say they are “extremely likely” to vote in November. Yet while 70 percent said they approve of Obama as a person — 56 percent said the same of Romney — just 48 percent said they approve of the job he’s doing as president. Twenty-four percent said they like Obama personally but disapprove of the job he’s doing, and 68 per-

cent of them said they would vote to replace him. Voters appeared to prefer Obama over Romney on a host of other issues aside from the economy. Obama leads Romney on “sharing your values” and on who would better handle foreign policy, taxes, health care, jobs, and Social Security and Medicare. The only category in which Romney performed better than Obama was the economy.

Pakistan has made an impassioned video appeal to President Barack Obama to save his life. Warren Weinstein, 70, abducted by a squad of armed men from his home in the eastern city of Lahore in August, begged Obama to meet his captors’ demands in the video released by alQaida’s media arm — the first footage of Weinstein to surface since his capture. The video — whose recording date was unclear — followed an audio recording released in December in which al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri acknowledged holding Weinstein and demanded that the United States end airstrikes against his group and release its prisoners being held in American jails. In Washington, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the White House was “greatly concerned for Mr. Weinstein’s safety and his well-being” and called for his immediate release, but he said, “We cannot and will not negotiate with al-Qaida.”

CIA stops al-Qaida underwear bomb plot Plan designed around the one-year anniversary of U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden. By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO Associated Press


Recall decision comes today The leading Democratic candidates in the race to take on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a historic recall election made their final pitches to voters Monday, touting their records while steering clear of any last-minute attacks on each other or the first-term Republican governor. Walker, who faces only token opposition in Tuesday’s primary, wasn’t campaigning Monday. He had a full slate of events today, culminating with a speech to party faithful in a Republican stronghold near Milwaukee. The general election is June 5. Walker has emerged as a national conservative hero since his successful push to end nearly all collective bargaining rights for most state workers. WASHINGTON

GOP plan funds Pentagon Moving to protect the military from a crippling wave of budget cuts next year, a key House committee voted Monday to cut instead food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels. The measure would require federal employees to contribute more to their pensions, saving taxpayers more than $80 billion over the coming decade, while illegal immigrants would be denied tax refunds from the $1,000 per-child tax credit. There’s no companion legislation moving in the Democratic-controlled Senate, and the proposal doesn’t stand a chance of making it to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature. BOSTON

Judges get Courage awards President John F. Kennedy’s only surviving child celebrated what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages. Caroline Kennedy on Monday also recognized the U.S. ambassador to Syria who risked his life to support opponents of President Basher Assad’s regime. Kennedy heads the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, which promotes the late president’s memory and legacy. She presented the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Monday to former Iowa Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and justices David Baker and Michael Streit, all of whom were pushed off the bench in a 2010 retention vote.


Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy walks along the hallway at Elysee palace Monday in Paris. On Sunday, Sarkozy lost the presidency to leftist Francois Hollande, a champion of government stimulus programs.

European voters reject hardship Election results forecast possible changes from massive budget cuts across 17 nations that use euro. By SARAH DiLORENZO Associated Press

PARIS — The day after Francois Hollande rode to power in France on a slogan of “change now,” the conversation in Europe is already different: Austerity has become a dirty word. Greek parties who reject the extreme belt-tightening that comes with international bailouts were the big winners in parliamentary elections there. German voters in a northern state ousted the coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party, which has pressed the case for austerity. And France, of course, elected Hollande, its first Socialist president in more than a decade and one who has promised stimulus spending. “Austerity can no longer be inevitable!”

he shouted in his first speech after Nicolas Sarkozy conceded Sunday night. The question remains whether Germany agrees — and will allow at least some countries in the eurozone to spend more freely. That raft of elections Sunday unsettled markets, which sunk in Greece, fell across Europe and then pulled back amid some bargain hunting. France’s borrowing costs rose initially and Germany’s fell — an indication that investors are pulling back into the safe haven offered by German debt. The 17-nation euro spiraled to a three-month low Monday against the dollar, hitting $1.2972 before traders sniffed a bargain and pushed it higher. Much of the negative reaction was focused on Greece, where voters did make one thing clear: The political parties that backed the bailouts lost their majority in Parliament. That opens up the possibility that Greece’s new leaders could renege on commitments made to secure the country’s massive rescue loans. The conservatives will try to put together a new government, but there’s a good chance

they could fail — and that would usher in another month of financial chaos before new elections. Merkel pressed Greek leaders to stay the course. “Of course the most important thing is that the programs we agreed with Greece are continued,” she said Monday. Any pivot from the fiscal compact that insisted on massive budget cuts across the 17 nations who use the euro will have big implications for Europe and the world. The pact, while not perfect, did calm markets for a time. Some fear the new political wave could usher in more turmoil, opening the wound of Europe’s debt crisis and further threatening the ailing eurozone economy. Eight of the 17 eurozone nations are already in recession and unemployment across the bloc rose to 10.9 percent in March — its highest ever. If investors pull back from Europe amid uncertainty, growth policies will have trouble making headway. Continued slow or no growth in Europe will also drag on the global economy.

Army: No wound is found in Skype death By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Army investigators said Monday they found no bullet wound nor evidence of foul play in the death of a soldier in Afghanistan who died during a Skype video chat with his wife. Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark collapsed while speaking to his wife on May 1 from his base in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, southwest of Kabul. His wife, Susan OrellanaClark, has suggested that Clark was shot, citing a hole visible in the closet behind him that she believed was a bullet hole. Investigators said an initial probe

showed no trauma to the body except that Clark broke his nose when he fell forward. Orellana-Clark said he didn’t seem alarmed before he collapsed. Christopher Grey, a spokesman for the Army Criminal Investigation Command, said Monday that the investigation is still under way. “But the important thing is that there was no bullet wound, no trauma,” except that Clark’s nose was possibly broken when he fell on his desk, Grey said in a telephone interview. “We can positively say that Captain Clark was not shot,” Grey later said in a

statement. An autopsy was done Friday but it could take several weeks to get results of toxicology and tissue testing done at that time, Paul Stone, a spokesman for the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, said. Clark’s family released a statement Sunday describing what his wife saw in the video feed recording her husband’s death. “The closet behind him had a bullet hole in it,” the statement said, adding that others, including a military member who came to Orellana-Clark’s Texas home, also believed it was a bullet hole.

WASHINGTON — The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by alQaida’s affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, The Associated Press has learned. The plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009. This new bomb was also designed to be used in a passenger’s underwear, but with a more refined detonation system, U.S. officials said. The FBI is examining the latest bomb to see whether it could have passed through airport security and brought down an airplane, officials said. They said the device did not contain metal, meaning it probably could have passed through a metal detector. But it was not clear whether new body scanners used in many airports would have detected it. The would-be suicide bomber, based in Yemen, had not yet picked a target or bought a plane ticket when the CIA stepped in and seized the bomb, officials said. It’s not clear what happened to the alleged bomber. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said President Barack Obama learned about the plot in April and was assured the device posed no threat to the public. The operation unfolded even as the White House and Department of Homeland Security assured the public that they knew of no al-Qaida plots against the U.S. around the anniversary of bin Laden’s death. The operation was carried out over the past few weeks, officials said. The AP learned about the thwarted plot last week but agreed to White House and CIA requests not to publish it immediately because the sensitive intelligence operation was still under way. Once officials said those concerns were allayed, the AP decided to disclose the plot Monday despite requests from the administration to wait for an official announcement today.

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PAGE 6A TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 CATHERINE R. BRAUN, of Penn Lake, died Monday morning, May 7, 2012, in the Wilkes-Barre In-Patient Unit, Celtic Healthcare. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary Barletta Verano. Catherine was employed, prior to retiring, in the garment industry and was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, White Haven. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Braun, in 1988. She is survived by her sister, Marie Iafratto, White Plains, N.Y.; nieces and nephew. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 9:15 a.m. at the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 403 Berwick Street, White Haven, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, White Haven. Friends may call Wednesday, from 8:30 am until 9:15 a.m., at the funeral home. MARLENE (MARIE) COYLE, of Mary Street, Ashley, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, in Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, after succumbing to ovarian cancer. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, John B. Coyle and Catherine Caffrey Coyle; and two brothers-in-love, John E. Smith and John A. Moore. Marlene is survived by her beloved sisters and one brother-in-love: Jane Smith of Dallas, Pa.; Mary Ann Moore of Gulf Shores, Alabama; and Kathleen C. Achorn and her husband, Peter J. Achorn, of Doylestown, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012, in St. Leo the Great Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. Family will greet friends, Thursday, from 10 a. m. until time of Mass in the vestibule of the church. Condolences may be sent by visiting MILDRED L. WALTERS, 90, formerly of West Pittston, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter. Born in West Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Graham J. and Kathryn Keller Walters. Prior to her retirement, she had worked at Owens-Illinois, Jenkins Township. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Leon, Clifford and Harold Walters. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the West Pittston Assembly of God Church, Exeter Avenue, West Pittston. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. JOSEPH A. DIRISIO, 88, of Hanover section of Nanticoke, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 7, 2012, in the Emergency Room at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral arrangement details and a complete obituary will be announced by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. DAVID B. FORSTER, 74, of Harveys Lake, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral services are pending from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston.

ANN L. FILIPPINI, 81, of Plains Township, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in the Angela Jane Pavilion Rehab Center, Philadelphia. Born February 15, 1931 in West Pittston, Ann was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Thomas Vitanovitz. Ann was formerly employed in the garment industry and was member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains, and Kingston Senior Citizen Center. She was an extraordinary cook and baker and loved her gardening. Surviving are son, Carl, and wife Linda, Mechanicsville, Md.; daughters, Sandra Verosky Abbott and husband Dean, Swoyersville; Joann Lutinski and husband Walt, Yardley; grandson, Eric Verosky; sister, Mary Sklanka; special niece Delores Seprish; and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 South Main St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. JUDITH A. TANSLEY, 70, died Thursday, May 3, 2012. Her husband, Harry Tansley, died in 2001. She is survived by her sister Ann B. Gordon; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, James R. Finan and John F. Finan; and two sisters, Marcella Muir and Catherine Mangieri. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Jones, C.P., on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann’s Basilica, St. Ann’s Street,West Scranton. Entombment will follow in Fairview Memorial Parkin Elmhurst. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Please visit to leave an online condolence. LORETTA SHAMBE, of Dupont passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Wesley Village in Jenkins Township. She was born Dec 1, 1915, in Dupont. She is the daughter of the late Martin and Barbara Juszcyk and is survived by daughter Rosalie Shambe, Wilkes-Barre; grandson Anthony Conyers; granddaughter, Lisa Borick, and her husband, Chris, and greatgrandsons, Samuel and John Borick. She was preceded in death by husband, John Shambe, daughter Carol Surma and grandson Samuel John Blaze Surma. Funeral will be at the convenience of the family from MamaryDurkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. JULIE VOSBURG, 53, of Moosic, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012, at VNA Hospice, CMC Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

FUNERALS BRODY – Elizabeth, celebration of life 9 a.m. Friday in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., WilkesBarre. Services at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. BRYK – Walter, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church, Dupont. In addition to Walter’s parents and son, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Kutulis, Mary Bryk and Martha Bryk and brothers, Teddy Bryk, Joseph Bryk, and John Bryk. CLEMONS – Regina, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Mountain Top. Those wishing to attend are asked to go directly to the church for 9:30 a.m. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today in the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. FEDEROWICZ – Matilda, Memorial Mass 11 a.m. May 19, in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. FRANCE – Joann, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave, Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Frances X. Cabrini Church, Carverton. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. HAMPSEY – Ronald, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. MCGEEVER – James, celebration of life 3 p.m. Sunday in the grove at McGeever’s Pond. PACE – Lucy, memorial Mass 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Marello Parish (St. Rocco’s R.C. Church), Pittston. RODGERS – Keith, funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. RORICK – Betty, memorial liturgy 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas.

RUANE – James, funeral with Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. today in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Anyone attending the funeral is asked to proceed directly to the church. STANZIALE – William, funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Luke Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. STINE – Ann, Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday in Grace Church, Kingston. STRUCKE – Ann Marie, funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. WHITMAN – Diane, funeral 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today. More Obituaries, Page 2A

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artha Calhoun Jones, 88, passed away peacefully on May M 6, 2012, at the Mercy Center, Dallas,

following a lengthy illness. Born September 6, 1923 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Mary Cunningham Calhoun. Martha was a graduate of The Stevens School, Philadelphia, and Fairfax Hall Junior College, Waynesboro, Va. In her early years, she was employed as an executive secretary at the Yarnall-Waring Company, Chestnut Hill; Industrial Life Insurance Company, Philadelphia, and The Episcopal Academy, Merion. Martha and her husband, Attorney Edward W. Jones II, were married 45 years until his passing in 1996. They relocated to the Back Mountain in 1965 and lived in Dallas and Vernon, where she spent her time devoted to her family. Martha was artistic and enjoyed painting landscapes and barns. She was a skilled bridge player, and she loved to discuss politics. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Dallas, and served as a volunteer with the Luzerne County Historical Society. In addition to her husband, Martha was preceded in death by infant granddaughter, Alison Baker, in 1996. Surviving are her daughter, Senator Lisa Baker, son-in-law, Gary, and grandson, Carson; and her son, Clifford B. Jones II. Friends are invited to a visitation

dmund J. Bockowski, of SouderE ton, died April 23, 2012, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospi-

from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas, followed by a memorial service in the sanctuary conducted by the Rev. Roger Griffith. Private interment will be held at the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwydd, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Dallas, or Mercy Center, P. O. Box 370, Dallas, PA 18612. The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff of Mercy Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart, the Rev. Roger Griffith, Dr. John Carey, Dr. Michael Olenginski and Dr. Norman Schulman for their compassionate care of Martha during her illness. Arrangements are made by the Richard Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.

Mary A. Kishbaugh May 7, 2012 ary Kishbaugh, 98, of Nanticoke, passed away Monday at M Manor Care-Hampton House,

where she had been a guest for the last two weeks. Born in the Sterns Section of Wanamie, she was the daughter of the late Ernesto and Norina Peisino. Mary was educated in Newport Township schools. Prior to her retirement, she worked in housekeeping at the Woodlands Inn. Devout in her faith, she recited the rosary daily. She was a longtime member of the former St. Francis Church, now St. Faustina Parish. Mary loved her family, her home and animals. She marveled at the birth of her youngest great-grandchildren, Kyle and Luke, who were born during the past year and a half, and loved her time with them. She always looked forward to visits from “the girls” and Tyler. Mary was an avid Phillies fan and couldn’t bear to see them lose. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Meldon, in 1963; her son Charles, son-in-law, Robert, and brothers Camillo, John and Albert. Surviving are daughter, Susan Pantucci, Nanticoke, with whom she resided; son Paul Kishbaugh, Wanamie, grandchildren, Kerrin Irace, and her husband, Nick; Chris-

tina Adzema and her husband, Erik; Robbie Pantucci and his fiancee, Monica Ralston; Kyle Kishbaugh and companion Amber Gronski; great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Tyler, Corrina, Brittney, Kyle Jr. and Luke; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish – alternate site, 1030 Hanover St. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Paul Puscavage Sr. May 7, 2012 aul Puscavage Sr., 46, of Dupont, passed away Monday in his P home.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Jacob Puscavage of Edwardsville and the late Beverly Owen Puscavage. He was a graduate of Wyoming Area, class of 1985. Paul served in the 109th National Guard, West Pittston. For many years, he was employed at the Commission of Economic Opportunity and System Source. He was a member of the VFW Post 4909 of Dupont and the Polish American Citizens Club of Dupont. “Paul, we knew you couldn’t live without your best friend Dodger. It’s only been two weeks since Dodger passed and we knew in our hearts that he was calling you home. He missed you and you missed him. Now you both are together for eternity.” “Don’t shed tears of pain or sorrow. Shed tears of joy and laughter because now I’m reunited with my best pal, Dodger.” Preceding him in death was his best friend and companion, his dog, Dodger. Surviving are his son, Paul Puscavage Jr., Forty Fort; grandchildren, Marisa Puscavage, Trevor

Winslow and Skyler Jesso; sisters, Beverly Daniels, Jenkins; Lisa Cerase, Inkerman; brothers, Jacob Puscavage III, Wilkes-Barre; Keith Puscavage, Edwardsville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, with the Rev. Jeffery Klansek of the First Baptist Church of Wyoming officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

Veronica B. (Brozoski) Leyden May 2, 2012 eronica B. (Brozoski) Leyden, V 72, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday in Tulsa, Okla-

homa, struggling valiantly to reclaim her life after an automobile accident on Jan. 28, 2011. Veronica was born the middle child of seven siblings born to the late Anthony Brozoski and Mary Keller Brozoski on April 8, 1940, in Nanticoke. She was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School and began her career with the Planters Nut and Chocolate Company. Upon moving later to New Jersey, she attended Ryder College and earned degrees in business and finance. She was employed in the oil industry, and accepted positions of increasingly greater technical responsibilities as she moved around to New Jersey, Connecticut and Oklahoma. When our country faced the oil crises in the late 1970s, she left steady on-site employment to care for

her ailing mother, but was retained as a consultant by that industry for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Thomas A. Leyden; her parents; one sister, Amelia B. Gorski, of Arlington, Va.; and one brother, Anthony Francis Brozoski, of Shickshinny. She is survived by two sisters, Antoinette Brozoski of Tulsa, Okla.; and Mary B. Babcock of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; two brothers, John R. Brozoski, of Englewood, Colo.; and Joseph P. Brozoski of Mountain Top; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. in St. Andrew Parish, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m.

tal. He was 74 years of age. Born in Buttonwood, he was the son of the late Amelia and Zigmund Bockowski of Wilkes-Barre. He formerly resided in Lansdale, Chalfont, Furlong, Hatboro and Philadelphia. Ed was a graduate of King’s College and St. Joseph’s University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. Ed served in the U.S. Navy active and reserves from1962-1967. In1964, Ed joined Betz Laboratories as a chemist and had a career spanning more than 30 years before retiring in1997. During his career, Ed obtained 25 U.S. and foreign patents. In addition to his former wife, Patricia Cerminaro, he is survived by his children, Laura Bockowski of North Wales, Cynthia Hill of Doylestown, Patrick Gibson of Warrington. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Kristin (McClinton) Lester, Marissa Gibson, Maria Gib-

son and Nicholas Gibson, and one great-grandson, Dominic Gibson, all of Warrington. Ed is also survived by siblings, Joseph Bockowski, WilkesBarre; Gerald Bockowski and his wife, Irene, Dallas, and Gloria Maturnich, Bear Creek, and a special friend and companion, Laura Ann Deluca of Frazer, Pa. Memorial services were held in North Wales, Pa.

Nellie S. Golden May 6, 2012 Nellie S. Golden, 95, of Plains Township, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was the widow of Thomas F. Golden. Nellie was born May 29, 1916, in Wilkes-Barre. She was the daughter of the late Philip and Anastasia Howreliew Sluzar. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a housekeeper for businesses and private homes. She retired from the Key Motel, Plains, in 1977. She also was a defense plant worker for General Electric, Bridgeport, Conn., during World War II. She was a faithful member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Mary Wowk Bednarczyk and Anna Wowk, and her brothers, Phillip, Michael and Joseph Sluzar. Surviving are her son, Francis J. Sluzar, Plains; sisters Margaret Dobransky, Plains, and Helen Riccio, Stratford, Conn., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held

Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains, with Requiem Services and Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, North River St., Wilkes-Barre, with Rev. Orest Kunderevych, Pastor, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Plains. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. A Parastas Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Michele Ann Mittner May 5, 2012

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ichele Ann Mittner, 36, of Township, Berks County, died May 5, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident. Born in Erie, he was the daughter of Gretchen M. (Besler); wife of Rodney D. Barrell, Kutztown, and the late Edward W. Mittner. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Church, Kutztown. Michele was a 1994 graduate of Kutztown Area High School and earned a Bachelor of Social Work from College Misericordia, Dallas, in 2004. She was employed by Signature Family Services, Blandon, for the past six months, last working April 13, 2012. Prior to that, she was an Aftercare Counselor for the Caron Foundation, Wernersville, for four years and an Adolescent Counselor for Mercy Hospital, WilkesBarre. Michele always found time to play with her son, Ryan, anything from baseball and basketball to building Lego projects, and just simply going for walks together. She worked hard to be a kind and thoughtful person who would help anyone in need. Survivors are her mother and stepfather; son, Ryan M. Tarreto II,

at home; sister, Lindsay G. (Straub), wife of Micah J. George, and nephew Dexter J. George, all of Mohrsville; half-brother, Michael Mittner, Erie; maternal grandmother, Dolores (Wedzik), wife of Thomas Finch, Harborcreek, Erie Co.; paternal grandmother, Clara (Milina) Mittner, Erie; stepgrandmother, Helen M. (Ketner) Barrell, Kutztown, and stepbrothers, Kyle S., husband of Kelley (Zaffuto) Barrell, Kutztown, and Michael D., husband of Karissa (Kutz) Barrell, Lansdale, Montgomery County. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. from the Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with the Reverend John W. Davies officiating. Inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The family requests contributions be made to the Michele A. Mittner Memorial Fund for Son Ryan M. Tarreto II, c/o Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., P.O. Box 292, Kutztown, PA 195300292. Online condolences may be recorded at

Stella A. Miller May 6, 2012 Stella A. Miller, 74, of Pittston Township, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, in Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital, Scranton, surrounded by her family. Born in Duryea, on April 5, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella Abent Orleski. She was a graduate of Hughestown High School and a member of the United Methodist Church of Pittston. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by sisters, Lillian Orleski and Cecelia Bechtold. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Henry Miller; daughter,

Debbie Lynch, and her husband, Chris, Pittston Township; grandchildren, Christopher and Kylie Lynch; sisters, Theresa Sebula, Hughestown; and Virginia Holleran, Pittston Township; brothers, John Orleski, Taylor; Michael Orleski, Harding; Edward Orleski, Harding, and Vince Orleski, Hughestown; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston, officiated by Pastor Michael Turner. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mountain View Burial Park, Harding. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Pittston, corner of Church and Broad Streets, Pittston, PA 18640. Online condolences may be made at

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By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

FORTY FORT -- Borough council voted unanimously on Monday to adopt a countywide ordinance setting forth uniform requirements for municipal contributors to the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority. Theordinancesetsupdifferentguidelines and fee schedules for those who are part of the sewer system. Council also approved the hiring of head lifeguard Katelyn Lord at a rate of $8.25 per hour. Also, Ryan Kozich, Daniel Jones, NicholasAmetrano,MorganHanadel, Michael Theroux, Janelle McDaniels, Zachary Homemade, Michael Yeninas and Andrea Pavlick were hired as seasonal lifeguards at a rate of $8 per hour. Council approved the following pool fees: residental families, $90 for the season; non-residential families, $125 for the season.

way. “We cannot extend or go beyond our right of way,” he said. He said the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will have the final say on the expansion. “It’s still evolving and it’s going to come down to Penn-

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building, which opened last year. Last year the board voted to increase taxes by 5 percent – the highest percentage taxpayers saw during that fundraising period. The $32 million budget was kept balanced through a number of different measures, including not replacing the following five retiring teachers: Dallas Elementary kindergarten teacher Luci Callahan, high and middle school language arts and French





DOT,” Orloski said. Also, Mountain Top Hose Company President David Hourigan reported that it has doubled last year’s fundraising numbers and may be able to purchase a new fire truck finance-free. Hourigan said that at this time last year the company had raised about $17,000. As of Monday night, he said, the company has already raised $38,000 and not yet slowed its efforts.

“We’re very grateful,” Hourigan said. “We’ve had significant donations from generous residents. … There’s a chance we’ll be able to purchase a new vehicle without any financing.” Also, the supervisors unanimously granted Popple Construction bid approval for paving projects on Bradley Street and Forest Drive. Supervisor Russell Marhold said Popple had submitted the lowest bid, about $108,500 to pave the two roadways.

teacher Candyce Fike, high and elementary school music teacherToddHunter,middleschoollibrarian Louise Roberts, and Dallas Elementary gifted teacher Linda Doughton. Middle school Principal Thomas Duffy said various teachers will work together to perform the librarian duties, and high school Principal Jeffrey Shaffer said two teachers will manage all music programs throughout the district, including the high school. Not filling those positions will save the district about $611,000, said Superintendent Frank Galicki. He also announced other

various cuts, including health care program savings of about $250,000, cuts to summer maintenance programs to save about $56,000, a total of $80,000 saved by reducing individual building budgets, and other measures will keep the district afloat – at least this year. Thedistrictstillhasabout$1.7 million in its fund balance, akin to a savings account, and Palfey said if circumstances change, other last-minute cuts can be made. He also said this strategy won’t help the board in the future, when pension costs will begin to overtake the budget altogether.

Swoyersville eyes changes to pavement cut rules The subdivision/land development ordinance was updated in its fee schedule. By GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent

SWOYERSVILLE -- The updating of ordinances was a topic of discussion at Monday’s meeting of Borough Council. The subdivision/land development ordinance was unanimously updated in regard to its fee schedule. The pavement-cut ordinance update will be addressed again at the next meeting of council to provide Borough Engineer Mike Amato the opportunity to contact the gas and water companies. Council

member Joe Onzik said utility companies do various work throughout the borough, damaging the landscape. Amato said the utility companies are “killing us” in regard to various pavement cuts along borough streets and tree lawns. It is anticipated that fees in regard to pavement cuts will be increased at the next meeting. Borough Secretary Gene Breznay said these ordinances have not been changed to reflect increasing costs to the borough in more than 20 years and the increase was necessary. In another matter, Onzik said the borough was taking applications for a full-time position within the street department. He said applications would also

Breznay presented a letter to council from the American LeThe next council meeting will be gion Baseball league thanking on June 4th at 6:30 p.m. council for allowing the league to use Roosevelt Field for the be taken from college students for upcoming season. part-time summer positions. In another matter, Angelo Grasso of Maltby Avenue asked council what constituted a nuisance property in regard to a property near his home. Zoning Officer Joe Ruscavage said Grasso should call the borough and he assured him that the matter would be resolved. Resident Bob Long asked he be allowed to sponsor a Run for the Cure funding pancreatic cancer research on July 14th. Council Chairman Ronald Alunni approved the event, which will be held in memory of Long’s wife.


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GOP committee races to be decided About 35 party races were tied. Numbered balls will determine winners. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

The winners of roughly 35 tied Luzerne County Republican committee races will be determined Friday, county Interim Election Bureau Director Tom Pizano told the election board Monday. Most, if not all, ties occurred because no candidates filed paperwork to get their names on the ballot. Voters wrote in names on the electronic voting machines, prompting multiple people to receive the same number of votes, in some cases one vote each. All tied, write-in nominees were invited to the county election bureau at noon Friday. The election office will choose winners using numbered balls shaken in a container. Balls will be picked for candidates who don’t appear. The election board will certify thewinnersinRepublicancommitteeracesat1p.m.Friday.Theboard certifiedtherestoftheresultsMonday night. Pizano reported no major problems in the April 24 primary. Theboardwentintoclosed-door executivesessionafterthemeeting


to discuss personnel and potential litigation tied to Leonard Piazza’s recent termination as election bureau

director. Board member Tom Baldino said the board will publicly discuss plans to seek a new election director in the future, including the search process. The board has questioned county Manager Robert Lawton’s power to terminate Piazza and select his replacement, arguing those powersfallundertheirjurisdiction. In his proposed administrative code, Lawton said the election director is appointed by the manager to oversee the election office. The election board may appoint a clerk to prepare board agendas and ensure board policies are implemented, the proposed code says, adding the board may select thecountyelectionbureaudirector as that clerk. The board has not publicly taken a position on whether it will contest Lawton’s interpretation. Informed sources said Piazza’s termination was largely due to his decision to audit the campaign finance reports of county Controller Walter Griffith, who said Piazza did not have that power. Piazza has retained a lawyer.

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POLICE BLOTTER PLAINS TWP. – Township police reported the following: • Police recently filed drunken-driving charges against Kenneth Klemek, 53, of North Main Street, Pittston, after an investigation of a crash on state Route 315 on April 18. Police said Klimek and a passenger in his vehicle, Lori Motisko, were transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Klimek was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and two traffic offenses. The charges were filed with District Judge Diana Malast. • Police on Friday filed drunken-driving charges against Louise Potter, 31, of East Mountain Ridge Park, Plains Township, after investigating a disturbance on South Oak Street on April 7. The charges were filed with District Judge Diana Malast. • Police on Monday filed drunken-driving charges against Timothy P. Woods, 31, of Market Street, Laflin, after a traffic stop on East Carey Street on April 18. The charges were filed with District Judge Diana Malast. WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • A picnic table was stolen and a fence and an air conditioner unit were damaged at Children Service Center, South Franklin Street. The damage was discovered Monday. HAZLE TWP. – Nicolena Catrone, 19, of Hazleton, reported her purse was stolen from a picnic table outside Hazleton Apartments on West 24th Street on Sunday, state police at Hazleton said. HOLLENBACK TWP. – Janna L. Trapane, of Mocanaqua, reported money was stolen from her purse when an unknown person smashed two windows on her vehicle when it was parked at the Council Cup Scenic Overlook on Sunday, state police at Hazleton said.

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guilt phase and one for the penalty phase. Typically, the same jury hears both phases. The attorneys also request that if Selenski were to testify on his own behalf at the penalty phase of the trial, prosecutors be excluded from questioning him in a cross-examination. Selenski’s attorneys also ask that prosecutors be precluded from presenting certain evidence, including: Selenski being a future danger; showing jurors post-mortem photographs; evidence of human skeletal remains; mentioning Selenski’s alleged drug use and/or distribution; mentioning Selenski’s incarceration in federal prison where he met his one-time codefendant Paul Weakley, among others. The attorneys also ask that they be allowed to thoroughly question jurors due to “extensive pretrial publicity,” and that evidence seized from Selenski’s cell in 2009 be immediately returned to him, as it pertains to his defense. That evidence includes, the attorneys said, a handwritten notebook that includes potential witnesses, notes and photographs. Other evidence, Selenski’s attorneys said, should be thrown out because it was taken in an illegal seizure from the home of a paralegal, Janna DeSanto, who was assisting Selenski in his cases, or was taken illegally from Selenski’s home. Prosecutors, the attorneys allege, have taken part in prosecutorial misconduct, when they seized items from DeSanto’s home, because Selenski needed those items to prepare his defense.



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The state Senate, however, FTER AN especially galling situation failed to take up the measure. Until, that is, a bill mirroring comes to light, most of us have heard – or Mundy’s proposal was put formaybe uttered – this refrain: ward two years later by state Rep. Tarah Toohil, a Hazleton“There should be a law!” The phrase usually flies with area resident and a Republican. Mundy acknowledged this an exclamation point firmly attached, but rarely any political type of tomfoolery isn’t restrictconnotation. For example, you ed to one party; some Demoprobably never demanded after crats did the same when they seeing a motorist execute an held the advantage. She called it egregious driving maneuver “reprehensible” behavior and that “there should be a Demo- raised the reason why every cratic law.” Or, for that matter, state taxpayer of any political stripe should be “there should be ReWhy should you bothered by it. publican law.” Said Mundy, “We After all, solving pay for political worked hard to society’s troubles in a gamesmanship? draft that legislaswift and sensible tion, and it is a manner should be the domain of all our elected offi- waste of resources.” Pennsylvania’s government cials regardless of party affiliacannot afford, nor should it be tion, right? permitted, to squander taxSorry. That’s not the way state gov- payers’ dollars on anything, cerernment operates today, not in tainly not unnecessary duplicaHarrisburg where certain law- tion of labor to suit the whims of makers put party loyalty above a partisan agenda. State taxpayers already condoing effective work on behalf tribute far too much money – of the people. Witness, for instance, the about $300 million – to support GOP-controlled Senate’s stone- a bloated General Assembly walling of a bill introduced by and its bevy of worker bees. state Rep. Phyllis Mundy, the Each of the state’s 203 represenKingston Democrat. She and tatives gets paid at least staffers drew up a proposed law $82,000, plus benefits, in exin response to Luzerne County’s change for supposedly provid2009 “kids-for-cash scandal,” ing full-time service to constituwhich called for expanding the ents. For that kind of money, duties of the state’s Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission. shouldn’t you and others across The would-be law’s intent: En- the commonwealth expect sure data is collected and re- timely resolutions to serious viewed that could help to identi- problems and top-notch acfy trends, and potential prob- countability? Why should you pay for politlems, within Pennsylvania’s juvenile courts. Sounds ical gamesmanship? There should be a law! reasonable, eh?

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I don’t really care if I’m on a girls’ team or a boys’ team, I just want to play.” Keeling Pilaro The 13-year-old New York boy, who played field hockey growing up in Ireland, is appealing a recent decision that he no longer be allowed to play for the Southampton High School girls’ team. Though he is only 82 pounds, he has been deemed too skilled at the sport to continue competing as part of the squad.


Prom prime time for texting talk


T’S PROM SEASON, and that means it’s time for teens to make memories, and for parents to send a memorable message to their children – please play it safe. Fortunately, there are new tools in place this year to reinforce the message to young people about the importance of driving safely to and from the prom and other end-of-school festivities. Those tools are Pennsylvania’s ban on texting while driving and “Lacey’s Law,” which limits the number of passengers in a car with a junior driver. Pennsylvania’s texting ban, which went into effect on March 11, requires drivers of all ages to stop their vehicles before composing, sending or receiving EDITORIAL BOARD

text messages. Violating the law is a primary offense, meaning that you can be cited for texting and driving even if you don’t break another law. There are many opportunities for parents and teens to talk about prom before the big night. Surely there’s room for a reminder not to text and drive. Parents also should be aware that “Lacey’s Law” went into effect on Dec. 26. Drivers younger than 18 can’t transport more than one nonfamily member under 18, unless there’s a parent or legal guardian in the car, for the first six months that the driver is licensed. Drive safely. Erie Times-News

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Benefits of public employee pension plans outweigh costs THE STATE Legislature needs to do what any successful business would do: conduct a thorough cost/ benefit analysis of State Employees Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) from the perspective of Pennsylvania’s taxpayers. To date, the focus of the Legislature has been entirely on the costs of the pension systems or, more accurately, the fear of what those costs could be to taxpayers in the future. There has been limited mention of the benefits that these systems provide for all Pennsylvania citizens and the consequences to our economy and the welfare of all Pennsylvanians if the retirement systems for public employees would be eliminated. It is important to understand that the average annual pension amount that retired public school employees receives is roughly $24,000, and retired state employees receive on average $24,500 – hardly the exorbitant sums often reported in the news media. It also is important to understand what we do with our pensions. Very simply, we spend our monthly allotments to pay living expenses, just as those who are working use their paychecks to pay theirs. Certainly, we receive our pensions, but in reality they flow


STEPHEN M. VAK through us and into the economy, thereby benefiting all businesses in Pennsylvania and their employees. Annually, nearly $8 billion is flowing through us into Pennsylvania’s economy, which is six to seven times the amount that taxpayers are contributing to maintain these systems. Another factor thus far ignored in the debate over public employee pension plans concerns the systems’ investments. Does anyone know how much the public employee retirement systems invest in businesses that employ substantial numbers of state residents? Businesses need capital to innovate, expand and create more jobs. The public employee retirement systems invest a substantial portion of their more than $75 billion in Pennsylvania businesses. Could they invest more and create additional jobs in our state? We believe they can. The state House of Representatives has before it a resolution, HR 649, that would direct the unbiased, bipartisan Joint State Government Commission to conduct a thorough economic impact study of both statewide public employee retirement sys-

Stephen M. Vak is president of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. Founded in 1937, the association is a voluntary membership organization consisting of nearly 50,000 retired teachers, administrators and school support personnel. The association’s mission is to serve others in need and help one another enjoy retirement.


GOP member adamant he won’t back Romney


thought someone should let the Republican Party wonks know that party members such as me will not be voting for someone who looks, walks and acts like a lame-duck Democratic governor. You can dress him up like a Republican, but if he can give birth to something like “RomneyCare,” we would rather go down in flames voting our consciences on a third-party ticket or a write-in. I swear/promise/affirm/avow/pledge/ state/vouch/cross my heart that I will not vote for Miscreant Mitt, who many are calling the apparent Republican presidential nominee, in any primary or general election this year or in any election in the future. Mark Bielinski Dushore

Country’s young adults will learn nothing is free



tems, PSERS and SERS. The study would cost the state no additional funds to complete. More important, the study would provide taxpayers and their Harrisburg representatives with the facts they need to consider before making any further changes to the retirement systems. There is a reason the Legislature has established and maintained these retirement systems for the past 95 years. It has nothing to do with greed or the power of public employee organizations. The truth is that these systems benefit all Pennsylvanians more than they cost its taxpayers. They are a vital part of Pennsylvania’s economy. It remains to be seen whether the Legislature is really interested in doing what is best for Pennsylvania’s taxpayers or simply continuing to bash public employees and the benefits they receive. Passage of HR 649 this month would do much to restore confidence in the current legislators, if they are concerned about the economy and the welfare of all commonwealth citizens.

watch in amazement as our president parades around our country campaigning at college campuses to standing ovations while promising freebies to all.

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I heard him talking about college loan interest rates going up, but then he fails to tell the young adults that the extra money collected will go to fund the free Obama health care bill. Recently he was preaching about his “Buffett Rule” and tax hikes on the rich. Although a favorite topic within his party, he fails to mention that these tax hikes would generate around $4.8 billion. That amount would cover roughly one 24-hour period of Washington deficit spending. Yes, that means Washington borrows $4.8 billion a day – spending that our country’s young adults will have to cover for the rest of their lives. I find it hard to believe that with all the money being spent on our country’s educational system, our young adults are not taught that nothing is free in this world.


Somebody will end up having to foot the bill. Our young adults are the ones who will have to work hard and end up paying more and more out of their paychecks every month for all these “free” things these politicians promise today so they can be re-elected. Young people have to wake up and demand Washington fix Social Security, which they pay into now but from which they will never benefit. They need to demand drastic spending cuts so they don’t end up footing the bill their entire lives to make up for these “free” programs Washington offers. And next time you hear the word “free” come out of a politician’s mouth, don’t believe a word he or she says. Gary Bitler Dalton

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others teach us how to pray and show us the good example. They are good role models. Tell your mother that you love her on Mother’s Day (Sunday). Alex S. Partika Wilkes-Barre

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FBI spokesman Frank Burton also said no further information was available Monday night, but a press release would be issued this morning. According to FBI press releases in other cases, attempted production of





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child pornography is a felony that, upon conviction, carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to life. Officials at Lackawanna County Prison confirmed that Ostrowski, 28, was being held there Monday night for the U.S. Marshals Service. They did not know if Ostrowski had been arraigned, and they could not provide his home address.

Ostrowski coached Redeemer one season, with the Royals finishing 0-10. Prior to becoming the head coach, he was an assistant coach at Lake-Lehman and GAR. Ostrowski was an offensive line coach and head freshmen coach at GAR for four years. He coached the freshman team to a 9-1 record and the Wyoming Valley Conference championship in 2010. He played at Meyers, graduating in 2002, and also played at Lycoming

College. Ostrowski was the second person who coached a Wyoming Valley Conference sport to be arrested recently on child pornography charges. Andre Alvear was arrested in December 2009 and charged with 340 counts. Alvear was the head coach for boys and girls soccer at Hazleton Area, but wasn’t coaching either at the time of his arrest. He was sentenced in February 2011 to 30-60 months in a state prison.


Luzerne County manager Robert Lawton, left, sits next to county chief engineer Joe Gibbons. Gibbons will be named acting manager in case Lawton is unable to serve.

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based Branch Highways and PennDOT District 5 in Allentown. “The depth and breadth of Mr. Gibbons’ experience and training well prepare him to fulfill the functions,” Lawton said in the letter to council. “I am pleased to have him as part of the county’s senior management team.” Gibbons said he and Lawton spent many hours, often after county business time, discussing county projects, services and opportunities for efficiencies and new revenue. He said Lawton has an ability to apply business sense to county government to ensure the continuation of important and necessary services. “It’s caused me to have a lot of optimism moving forward with the services we provide for the county residents,” Gibbons said. “I’m really honored that Bob thinks so highly of me.” Gibbons said he wants to continue using his skills to help his home county. “It’s especially humbling for me to have the opportunity to modernize Luzerne County and to hopefully make it better than it ever has been and a model for other governmental entities in this region,” he said. A Wilkes-Barre native, Gibbons has two children – Kayley, 13, and Joseph, 11 – and is married to Kimberly Tokach. He is the son of Wilkes-Barre residents Joseph and Gloria Gibbons. Lawton has made one other personnel selection since he started working as county manager Feb. 29, naming Allentown resident Vic Mazziotti as interim budget/finance chief on March 19. Lawton has said he wanted to research options fully before selecting permanent division heads. The manager must select the heads of eight divisions created under the new home rule government. The charter gives the manager the power to designate qualified people to serve as temporary division heads for up to 90 days. A majority of the 11-member county council must approve the manager’s permanent division head nominees. About 175 people, including some existing employees, applied for the eight division head posts before home rule took effect in January. Lawton may hire from that pool or re-advertise. The divisions: administrative, operational, correctional, human and budget/financial services, judicial services and records, solicitor and public defender.

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at the heart of what’s projected to be a $4.5 million operating loss for the upcoming fiscal year. That follows a $2 million operating loss this current fiscal year and a $1 million operating loss the previous fiscal year. The Rev. John Ryan, president of King’s, noted the financial issues plaguing the school in a statement issued Monday regarding the tuition increase. “During the past three years, the net tuition paid by our students has actually decreased. Gross tuition increases of below 4 percent were more than offset by increases in collegefunded financial aid. This is clearly an unsustainable trend. I and the college’s board of directors feel that this year’s tuition increase, in light of previous assistance to our students during the worst of the financial recession, is necessary and reasonable,” he said.

While being overweight increases anyone’s risk of diabetes, heart disease and a host of other ailments, the severely obese are most at risk — and the most expensive to treat. Already, conservative estimates suggest obesity-related problems account for at least 9 percent of the nation’s yearly health spending, or $150 billion a year. Data presented Monday at a major CDCmeetingpaintsomethingofamixed pictureoftheobesitybattle.There’ssome progress: Clearly, the skyrocketing rises in obesity rates of the1980s and ’90s have ended. But Americans aren’t getting thinner. Over the past decade, obesity rates stayed about the same in women, while men experienced a small rise, said CDC’s Cynthia Ogden. That increase occurred mostlyinhigher-incomemen,forreasons researchers couldn’t explain. About 17 percent of the nation’s children and teens were obese in 2009 and 2010, the latest available data. That’s about the same as at the beginning of the decade, although a closer look by Ogden shows continued small increases in boys, especially African-American boys. Does that mean obesity has plateaued? Well, some larger CDC databases show continued upticks, said Duke University health economist Eric Finkelstein, who led the new CDC-funded forecast. His study used that information along with other factors that influence obesity rates — including food prices, prevalence of fast-food restaurants, unemployment — to come up with what he called “very rea-


Sean Guard, left, mayor of Washougal, Wash., coaxes Camas, Wash. Mayor Scott Higgins to step on the scales during their weigh-in. The mayors of the neighboring towns are in a contest to see which of the two communities can lose the most weight. New government projections suggest roughly 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030. Data presented Monday at a major CDC meeting paint something of a mixed picture of the obesity battle.

sonable estimates” for the next two decades. Part of the reason for the continuing rise is that the population is growing and aging.Peopleages45to64aremostlikely to be obese, Finkelstein said. Today,morethan78millionU.S.adults

are obese, defined as having a body-mass index of 30 or more. BMI is a measure of weight for height. Someone who’s 5feet-5 would be termed obese at 180 pounds, and severely obese with a BMI of 40 — 240 pounds. The new forecast suggests 32 million

morepeoplecouldbeobesein2030—adding $550 billion in health spending over that time span, Finkelstein said. “If nothing is done, this is going to really hinder efforts to control health care costs,” added study co-author Justin Trogdon of RTI International.

creative seeking options and alternate funding sources. Thesupervisorsdiscussedarecentinquiry into placing a wind farm near Continued from Page 2A Crystal Lake, noting there are possible ter to have the work bid out so that there zoning and environmental concerns but the cash situation makes it necessary to would be a guarantee on it. The board stressed that with all these consider all options carefully. In other business, the board: expensive needs, it will need to be very

• Approved a $79,800 bid from Popple Construction for a horizontal elliptical reinforced concrete pipe culvert repair along Old East End Boulevard. The bid was the lowest of five received for the project. Supervisors Jim Smith and Jeff Popple abstained on the vote. •Approved payment of $70,969 in legal fees related to the development

agreement between the township and the Bear Creek Community Charter School. The fees were the result of a settlement after the township and school lost their bid to claim land for the public school and recreation grounds by eminent domain. The board also accepted a check in the exact amount of the legal fees from the school to cover the cost.


dential.” The county initially planned to hire an auditing firm to perform a forensic audit. It received four proposals, but, in the interest of saving money, opted to hold off pending the receipt of the audit Stevens commissioned. DeLuca said no decision has been made regarding whether the county will still obtain its own audit. He said he did not see any major issues with the audit provided by Stevens. “It’s not like we got a copy of the audit and said, ‘Oh, you gotta be kidding me,’” DeLuca said. “It’s very comprehensive and professionally done.” Joe Butkiewicz, executive editor for The Times Leader, said the newspaper will appeal the decision to the state’s Office of Open Records. “I question the county holding back on this because Stevens paid for the audit; it doesn’t seem to me to be a part of any investigating the county is doing,” But-

kiewicz said. “We think transparency is essential. The public has a right to know what’s going on,” he said. Although he has declined to release the audit, DeLuca said the public will be made aware of any action the county takes based on the findings in the report, including any reimbursements Stevens might make. “If she ends up paying something back that certainly would be public,” he said. Stevens is currently under investigation by the Disciplinary Board of the state Supreme Court, which investigates alleged wrongdoing by attorneys. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis has said she also may open a criminal investigation, dependent upon the results of the forensic audit. Griffith said he planned to contact Stevens’ attorney today to determine if he has permission to release the audit to those investigating agencies.


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vens law firm, has admitted she made billing errors, but said the mistakes were an oversight. In February she hired the accounting firm of Forensic Resolutions of New Jersey to conduct a forensic audit. She vowed to reimburse the county for any overpayments. Controller Walter Griffith said Stevens provided a copy of the audit to him and County Manager Robert Lawton on Friday. DeLuca denied The Times Leader’s request to review the audit based on an exception within the Right to Know Law that allows a government body to deny access to any record relating to a noncriminal investigation, including “investigative materials, notes, correspondence and reports.”

Misericordia up 4.8 % The largest freshmen class ever expected at Misericordia University this fall will pay $25,890 in tuition. At 4.8 percent, it’s the greatest increase the Dallas Township school’s board of trustees has approved since the 2008-09 academic year when tuition rose 5.5. “Like many of our sister institutions, Misericordia’s costs continue to increase. For instance, health care costs went up 11.7 percent for the new academic year,” said Michael A. MacDowell, Misericordia president. He noted that the campus has added staff and built new facilities. They include a $7 million, 118-bed residence hall under construction and new recreational and athletic facilities. King’s and Wilkes are also in the midst of multimilliondollar construction projects that factor into tuition rates. Misericordia has kept increases at or below 4 percent the past three academic years, but at 4.8 percent, it could be the second largest increase of all the local colleges.

“If you release pieces of an investigation without having the entire matter out in public, you run the risk of creating a false impression that is unfair to someone,” DeLuca said. Griffith said he believes the audit should be released because taxpayer money was used to pay Stevens. He declined to reveal specific findings in the audit, but said it generally confirms information the newspaper already reported. “Everyone knows she overbilled the county. The audit just confirms what was uncovered by The Times Leader,” Griffith said. DeLuca said he understands there is strong public interest in the audit’s findings, but he felt compelled to deny the requestoutofconcernsthecountymightbe sued if he releases the report. “I don’t know to what extent we can release it without getting the county into trouble,”DeLucasaid.“Shepaidforitand she provided to us. It indicates it’s confi-


2012-13 $27,680 $29,174


$24,700 $25,890

Misericordia $17,040 $17,770

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4.28% $26,834 $27,908


4.00% $35,692 $37,106

Scranton $18,770 $19,500


3.88% $27,000 $28,000

Marywood $15,332





Source: Indiviual colleges and universities

LCCC increase likely Even though Luzerne County Community College’s board isn’t set to set rates until its June 12 meeting, the school’s president, Thomas P. Leary, said an increase is likely. It







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would be the first increase at the Nanticoke-based school since the 2009-10 academic year. The Penn State University system will set its fall rates sometime this summer for its main campus and branch cam-

puses in Sugarloaf Township, Lehman Township and Dunmore. The only other colleges locally that have set tuition to jump at least 4 percent are Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit and Wilkes University. Baptist Bible raised its tuition to $17,770, a 4.3 percent increase over the current academic year. Wilkes in WilkesBarre is increasing tuition 4 percent to $27,908. One other school was hundredths of a percentage point away from that 4 percent plateau. The University of Scranton is increasing its tuition rates 3.96 percent to $37,106. Scranton’s remains the highest tuition rate of any of the 13 colleges in the tri-county area. The increase of 3.9 percent at Scranton is the lowest tuition increase on record, said Stan Zygmunt, school spokesman. “Despite cost increases in health care, utilities and technology that outpace inflation, the university has focused on keeping tuition increases as low as possible,” Zygmunt said. “We have reallocated and re-

duced costs across campus, while managing to increase funding for financial aid and make substantial investments in educational resources to ensure a transformational educational experience for our students.” Keystone College in La Plume is raising tuition 3.8 percent to $19,500. That’s the highest percentage increase in at least four years. Marywood University in Dunmore is raising tuition 3.7 percent to $28,000. The lowest increase will be realized by Johnson College students. The Scranton technical and trades school set tuition at $15,500, a 1 percent increase. “This is the lowest rate the college has had in some time,” said Melissa Ide, Johnson’s vice president of enrollment services. “We felt it important to respond to the concerns we are hearing from students and their parents and to the economic environment.” Melanie Mickelson, Wilkes’ vice president for enrollment services, echoed those sentiments as a factor in setting the rate at her school.


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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012



Flyers F Giroux suspended for Game 5 Playoffs’ top scorer will not play after hit on Zubrus By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer


GAME 5 New Jersey Devils at Philadephia Flyers 7:30 p.m. today, NBCSN

VOORHEES, N.J. — Claude Giroux has to watch Philadelphia’s attempt at saving its postseason from the press box. He can only hope he hasn’t played his last game of the season. Giroux was suspended by the NHL on Monday for his illegal check to the head on New Jersey center Dainius Zubrus in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The punishment leaves the Flyers without their All-Star forward and leading

scorer as they try and rally from a 3-1 deficit. Giroux will miss Tuesday’s Game 5 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Giroux Philadelphia’s de facto captain in injured defenseman Chris Pronger’s absence, Giroux defended his position with league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for about 15 to 20 minutes on Monday.

It didn’t matter. Shanahan slapped Giroux with the first disciplinary action against him in an otherwise clean four-year career. Zubrus was not injured and returned to play. That didn’t matter, either. Shanahan said in a video statement that Giroux deserved the onegame ban because he targeted Zubrus’ head. “When you look at this shift in its entirety, including the violent chop of the stick coupled with the lateness of the hit, we feel this reckless picking of the head rises to the level of

supplemental discipline,” Shanahan said. Giroux said in a statement after the announcement he “respects the decision and wants to move on.” Hours earlier at the Flyers practice facility, Giroux said he never intended to nail Zubrus in the head and he is not a dirty player. “I was trying to finish my hit and he kind of leaned in and I kind of hit him, my shoulder to his head,” Giroux said before the punishment was anSee GIROUX, Page 5B


GAME 5 St. John’s Ice Caps at WBS Penguins 7:05 p.m. today, Mohegan Sun Arena

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Philadelphia Phillies’ starting pitcher Cole Hamels delivers pitch against the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Hamels to sit for throwing at Harper The Phillies pitcher admitted intentionally trying to hit the hyped Nationals phenom. By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer


Brandon DeFazio (24) of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins skates in towards St. John’s IceCaps goalie Eddie Pasquale for a first period scoring opportunity during Saturday’s Calder Cup playoff game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township.

Win would stave off elimination, give team life in series By TOM VENESKY

you’re in that spot,” Penguins forward Bryan Lerg said. Down 3-1 in the best-of-7 series against the St. John’s IceCaps, the Penguins again face elimination at home in Game 5 tonight. Head coach John Hynes is hoping his team remembers the way Hershey battled back when it was in the same position, and he hopes the urgency that came with playing a do-or-die game is still fresh in the Penguins’ minds. “We’ve been on both ends of the stick,” Hynes said. “We had a lead, we saw a team push back and we know what it felt like. There are things we can draw on from the (Hershey) series.”

One game away from being eliminated from the playoffs, the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins find themselves in a place that isn’t unfamiliar. A little more than a week ago the Penguins found themselves on the brink of elimination, battling the Hershey Bears in Game 5 of the first round of the postseason. The Penguins won the game and sent Hershey home, but they learned some lessons from the Bears, who were down 2-0 in the series and battled back with their playoff lives on the line. “It’s a good learning experience because you know how to react when See PENS, Page 5B

If they need him, ‘Mr. Hockey’ is ready to lace up his skates While the WilkesBarre/Scranton Penguins and St. John’s Ice Caps were battling through an AHL playoff game, it was only natural the guy known as “Mr. Hockey” felt an irresistible urge to join the action. Gordie Howe played in 235 playoff games as a pro, and 2,187 more during regular seasons across six dec-

PAUL SOKOLOSKI OPINION ades. He set a record by becoming the leading scorer of the NHL playoffs six times, won four Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and six Hart Trophies as the NHL’s MVP. He’s the only man to play in the See SKATES, Page 5B

PHILADELPHIA — Cole Hamels earned a five-game suspension for the way he welcomed Bryce Harper to the big leagues. The 2008 World Series MVP was suspended for intentionally throwing at the Washington rookie in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 9-3 win over the Nationals on Sunday night. Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday. Hamels also was fined. Hamels wasn’t available to reporters before the Phillies opened a three-game series against the NewYorkMets.Buthealreadyadmitted that he deliberately threw at Harper. “I was trying to hit him,” the two-time All-Star lefty said Sunday night. “I’m not going to deny it. I’m not trying to injure the guy. They’re probably not going to like me for it, but I’m not going to say I wasn’t trying to do it. I think they understood the message, and they threw it right back. That’s the way, and I respect it.” Hamels began serving his suspension Monday night. With Cliff Lee expected to come off the disabled list and start Wednesday, coupled with Thursday’s day off, Hamels really won’t miss a turn in the rotation. Roy Halladay will likely pitch on regular rest Saturday and Hamels would then start Sunday against the San Diego Padres. Hamels plunked Harper in the small of the back with a fastball in the first inning. He said the purpose pitch was his old-school way of welcoming the 19-year-old Nationals phenom to the big leagues. “That’s something I grew up watching, that’s kind of what hapSee HAMELS, Page 3B


Rangers emerging as District 2 contender By JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leader


Amanda Jimosky of Northwest won the girls high jump by clearing a height of 5 feet, 2 inches Saturday in Wilkes-Barre.

edged Hanover Area by a six-point margin to take the crown. “It makes me really proud,” Northwest junior Amanda Jimcosky said. “It seems like, lately, we’ve got a lot of athletes that really started to get personal records.” The real secret to Northwest’s recent success rests on the legs of its youth. Freshman Tyler Burger knocked off defending district champion Connor Flaherty, of Coughlin, with a high jump of 6-2 at the Wilkes-Barre Invitational. Burger also medaled in the 110 hurdles (second) and the long jump (third). The Rangers’ girls squad features a roster that consists of just one senior.

WILKES-BARRE – Northwest planned on making a name for itself at districts. With a young roster, low numbers and a rebuilding program, Rangers track and field teams were certainly better suited for the bigger meets. The Rangers have emerged as one of the Wyoming Valley Conference’s top track teams ahead of schedule. The Northwest boys team unexpectedly heads into Wednesday’s meet against Nanticoke with a share of the Division 2 title on the line. Meanwhile, the Northwest girls captured Saturday’s James Cross Wilkes-Barre Invitational team championship. The Rangers See RANGERS, Page 4B

“It seems like, lately, we’ve got a lot of athletes that really started to get personal records.” Amanda Jimcosky Northwest junior


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On The Mark







By Mark Dudek Times Leader Correspondent Well another Kentucky Derby has come and gone, with a ton of excitement and yet another great finish. Judging by the fast fractions set by Bodemeister and the shorter distance of the Preakness, look for him to once again be the wagering favorite when the second jewel of the triple crown takes place at Pimlico Racecourse. I certainly hope so, because I think I’ll Have Another can beat him again. It should be a whole lot of fun in just 11 short days in Maryland. BEST BET: SAND SAVAGE (8TH) VALUE PLAY: BILLIE BLUECHIP (12TH)

POST TIME 6:30 p.m. All Races One Mile First-$8,500 Clm.Trot;clm.price $10,000 2 Judith B.Simpson 1-2-3 A repeater 3 Queen Creek G.Napolitano 1-3-4 First start off the claim 7 Sir Alex Z Tam M.Kakaley 2-4-4 Just missed in latest 4 Ashcroft M.Simons 2-5-5 Late on the scene 8 Universal Star D.Irvine 3-1-2 Loves the front end 1 Move It Move It J.Morrill 7-8-8 Moved 5 Crystal Sizzler T.Jackson 3-4-9 Burned 6 Southern Beauty A.McCarthy 6-7-1 Struggling of late Second-$4,500 Clm.Pace;clm.price $5,000 7 Pegasus Osborne H.Parker 7-2-3 Wires softer group 1 Kel’s Return G.Napolitano 2-1-3 Certainly a player 6 Chase The Sun B.Simpson 1-3-1 Needed perfect trip to win 4 Pocket Driver N M.Kakaley 9-5-1 Free falls in price 5 Sharky Lee E.Carlson 5-8-4 Still searching for bite 8 Skeleton Key J.Morrill 7-7-2 Very fragile 3 Quickpop T.Buter 8-6-6 Slow 2 Artful Sky A.Napolitano 4-6-7 Sits on the pylons 9 Brother Ray J.Lieberman 8-7-2 Trounced Third-$9,500 Cond.Trot;n/w 1 pm race life 1 Armor Hanover T.Jackson 3-2-2 Finds group he can handle 8 Clete Hanover M.Simons 2-5-3 Been a longtime maiden 9 Mcattee J.Morrill 5-5-2 Marks 2nd career start 7 Andover Again M.Kakaley 4-4-3 Andover Hall colt 5 Ballagio Hanover T.Schadel 3-4-6 Todd owns-trains-drives 3 Pee Wee Hanover D.Chellis 4-x-x Slow in the morning 4 The Big Thea Thea T.Buter 6-2-4 Often a long price 2 Gomer A.McCarthy 5-7-x Name alone doesn’t work 6 Notech B.Simpson 5-5-8 No trot Fourth-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 8 Mercurio N J.Morrill 6-6-3 Has faced better, scores 7 Mcmarvel G.Napolitano 5-6-6 Does retain Napolitano 1 Kingofthecastle M.Simons 4-7-4 Again draws inside 5 Thomas J M.Romano 6-1-8 Romano batting just .146 4 San Antony-O T.Buter 5-7-7 Very inconsistent 6 Mach To The Limit A.Napolitano 8-6-7 Maxed out 3 Bungleinthejungle A.McCarthy 7-5-8 Has room to improve 2 Micheles Dream Guy W.Carter 6-3-1 Rosecroft invader 9 Reflection Of Blue M.Kakaley 3-9-8 Swept up Fifth-$9,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $4,000 last 5 2 A Fortunes Legacy T.Jackson 5-2-9 Wins in style 8 Sephora De Vie J.Morrill 5-8-7 Been coming around 4 Orphan Victor M.Simons 3-7-6 Should be close to action 5 Second Avenue G.Napolitano 4-7-4 Rounds out the super 3 Dreamnwillie J.Pavia 6-5-6 A check would be good 6 Sabana Hanover B.Simpson 7-3-7 Simpson having quiet meet 1 Caviar Royale W.Carter 6-6-7 Carter with rare appearance 7 Secret Image D.Ingraham 7-8-5 Needs some tricks 9 Marion Merlot G.Wasiluk 7-8-8 Again 50-1 or better Sixth-$6,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500 6 Gladiare Grande J.Morrill 8-1-2 Needed last, ready now 1 Young And Foolish G.Napolitano 2-3-6 Raced well in PD debut 4 Timewell A.Napolitano 5-3-4 Slow starter 3 Art Star M.Kakaley 8-3-5 Not what he once was 2 Joey Hackett A.McCarthy 8-7-6 Has bad habits 9 Mystique Cruiser T.Buter 7-7-3 Green still solid trainer 7 Mountain Air T.Jackson 6-7-6 Stuck in the wind 5 Players Ball B.Simpson 6-9-5 Winless in prior 34 starts 8 Logan M J.Pavia 5-6-6 Fills out weak group Seventh-$8,500 Clm.Trot;clm.price $10,000 6 Zero Boundaries H.Parker 4-5-6 Driver change the difference 7 Bayside Volo M.Simons 1-3-5 New to the Walsh barn 8 Ready For Freddie J.Morrill 5-4-4 Dangerous trotter 1 A Real Laser M.Kakaley 7-1-2 Versatile type 3 Lotsa Speed NZ A.McCarthy 8-2-9 Has to pick it up 5 Jeff’s Night Out T.Buter 1-3-4 Back in with claimers 2 Red Victor D.Ingraham 5-3-3 Perhaps another color will work 4 Chiselled G.Napolitano 2-4-6 Nap’s choice over #2 9 Peace Bridge Tn.Schadel 6-5-8 Staggers home Eighth-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 2 Sand Savage A.McCarthy 3-1-6 More than capable 1 Glass Pack G.Napolitano 6-3-5 Sets the tempo 3 Thunderfist J.Pavia 4-6-4 Back from Chester 4 Lucky Sniper T.Buter 5-4-5 Yonkers newcomer 6 Hacienda M.Kakaley 8-3-6 Lacks that spice 7 Waylon Hanover A.Napolitano 6-3-2 Can’t seal the deal 8 Mountain Rocket B.Simpson 3-6-7 Blasted 9 Itsallaboutmike H.Parker 4-2-8 Stuck with the 9 slot 5 Pride And Glory M.Romano 4-8-8 Remains on dull side Ninth-$12,000 Clm.Hndcp Trot;clm.price $12-15,000 7 Stretch Limo T.Buter 2-1-6 Found a groove 5 Halfpipe G.Napolitano 7-1-4 Much better on the draw 1 Tameka Seelster H.Parker 5-1-1 Have to consider 3 Marian’s Man A.Napolitano 3-6-2 Salerno cooled down a tad 2 Taya’s Photo J.Morrill 2-2-2 From Erv Miller barn 4 Woody Marvel M.Romano 7-2-3 Become a hot commodity 6 Civic Duty T.Jackson 2-4-7 Slow in late stages 8 Champion Hill M.Kakaley 6-4-6 Not living up to name 9 Hogue’s Rockie A.McCarthy 4-1-3 Again gets a bad post Tenth-$25,000 F&M Open Pace 6 Ticket To Rock A.McCarthy 2-3-3 Finally caught a rhythm 1 Forever Ivy C.Norris 4-5-1 Should race better from pole 3 Billmar Scooter T.Buter 6-1-2 Buter’s money maker 4 Southwind Jazmin J.Morrill 4-1-5 Don’t overlook this one 2 Shacked Up G.Napolitano 4-4-5 Lost a step or two 5 Don’t Blame Her J.Bongiorno 3-2-2 Reason Joe is here 7 N Y Yankees M.Kakaley 1-2-2 All out to handle easier Eleventh-$6,000 Clm.Trot;clm.price $7,500 4 Black Watch J.Morrill 2-7-1 Jim still having great season 8 He’s Mine Stratto A.McCarthy 3-4-1 McCarthy the new driver 7 Streetwise Hall E.Carlson 7-5-1 Eric not getting a lot of drives 9 Powerlifter Tn.Schadel 4-3-7 Goes for team Schadel 5 Quillz B.Simpson 9-7-6 Yet to hit the board in 2012 2 Keystone Titan M.Kakaley 7-6-8 Another struggling 6 O-Georgie M.Romano 6-4-5 Winless in last two years 3 Wildfire Bo J.Pavia 7-6-4 Out of fire 1 Bona Fide Man H.Parker 8-3-3 ….next Twelfth-$18,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $23,000 last 5 4 Billie Bluechip J.Pavia 6-5-1 Time to make a run 1 Red Star Hottie M.Kakaley 5-1-7 Burke trainee 3 Freedom Crossing J.Morrill 2-3-1 Very solid mare 2 Runaway Tray A.Napolitano 1-2-2 Super in that victory 5 Ms Malicious G.Napolitano 6-5-6 Not racing well as a 4yr old 6 Love This Place T.Buter 3-3-5 Morrill opted off 7 Pancleefandarpels E.Carlson 6-4-3 A millionaire Thirteenth-$9,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $4,000 last 5 4 Intimidator A.McCarthy 4-4-8 Shakes loose and trots away 3 Soapy Sap J.Taggart 4-6-8 Better than he shows 1 Peggy’s Laughter G.Napolitano 6-8-3 Has rail and Nap 8 Toocloseforcomfort T.Buter 3-7-4 Holds on for 4th spot 7 Litany Of Lindy J.Morrill 7-7-1 2nd time on lasix 2 Casanova Lindy M.Kakaley 8-8-3 Drops, but off form 5 Ivanhoe Blue Chip T.Jackson 5-4-4 Often tires at the end 6 Hellogottagobubye Tn.Schadel 7-8-5 Wave bye to your money 9 Badboy Paparazzi A M.Simons 7-6-3 Lost all hope Fourteenth-$6,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500 3 Ludi Christy M.Romano 1-5-7 Made me a believer 1 Bugatti Hanover G.Napolitano 2-3-7 One to contend with 5 Eoos M.Simons 6-4-4 Hoping for a speed dual 9 Pilgrims Toner J.Morrill 8-9-8 Drops and gets Morrill 8 Air Mcnair A.McCarthy 3-8-8 Post a killer 7 It’sabouttime J.Kakaley 9-2-6 Look for another date 2 Night Call J.Taggart 9-9-6 The line is busy 4 Eusebio H.Parker 4-4-9 A toss 6 Live Blue D.Ingraham 9-10-9 One more race to go Fifteenth-$9,500 Cond.Pace;n/w 1 pm race life 2 Quik Jolt M.Simons 2-2-4 Jogs in the finale 7 One More Miracle T.Buter 5-7-10 Could be any kind 8 Mr Govianni Fra E.Carlson 3-2-3 Hit board 4 of last 5 4 Just Enough M.Kakaley 4-9-3 Been in this class a while 1 Windmill Shark J.Taggart 5-4-6 By the tired ones 3 Newspeak A.McCarthy 7-6-6 Quiet 5 Mathamerica T.Jackson 7-6-6 Breaker 6 Crazy Speed A.Napolitano 8-8-4 Yep, another eighth 9 Purple Mcrain Tn.Schadel 8-7-7 See you tomorrow

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Eric Guthrie, OT Jermarcus Hardrick, QB Jordan Jefferson, FB Antonio Leak, DT Jordan Nix, TE Danny Noble, DT Myles Wade, CB Derrick Roberson and DE Hilee Taylor. Waived WR Luther Ambrose, LB Ryan Baker, LB Mike Balogun, QB Zach Collaros, S Ron Girault, C Chaz Hine, DT Donte’e Nicholls, OT Trevor Olson, G Chris Riley, K Jake Rogers, CB Quenton Washington and OT Rocky Weaver.


National Hockey League NHL—Suspended Philadelphia F Claude Giroux one game for delivering an illegal check to the head of New Jersey C Dainius Zubrus in a May 6 game. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Promoted Norm Maciver to assistant general manager.

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS H.S. BASEBALL Hanover Area at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. MMI Prep at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Hanover Area at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. MMI Prep at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Holy Redeemer, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Meyers at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Delaware Valley, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS District 2 Team Tournament Class 3A (at Kingston Indoor Tennis Club) Quarterfinals, Scranton vs. Crestwood, 11 a.m. Semifinals, Delaware Valley vs. Abington Heights, 12:15 p.m. Semifinals, Scranton/Crestwood vs. Williamsport, 1:30 p.m. Finals, semifinal winners, 3 p.m. Class 2A (at Birchwood Tennis Club, Clarks Summit) Semifinals, Valley View vs. Wyoming Seminary, 11:30 a.m. Semifinals, Holy Cross vs. Scranton Prep, 12:30 p.m. Finals, semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m. H.S TRACK AND FIELD Berwick at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Holy Redeemer at Berwick Tunkhannock at Dallas H.S. BOYS LACROSSE Dallas at Lewisburg, 5:30 p.m.

B A S E B A L L International League At A Glance All Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 20 12 .625 — Buffalo (Mets)........................... 17 13 .567 2 Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 17 13 .567 2 Yankees ................................... 14 14 .500 4 Rochester (Twins) ................... 13 17 .433 6 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 10 20 .333 9 South Division W L Pct. GB Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 19 10 .655 — Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 15 16 .484 5 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 13 17 .433 61⁄2 Durham (Rays)......................... 11 20 .355 9 West Division W L Pct. GB Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 19 11 .633 — Indianapolis (Pirates)............... 17 13 .567 2 Columbus (Indians) ................. 16 13 .552 21⁄2 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 10 22 .313 10 Monday's Games Pawtucket 4, Rochester 0 Norfolk 4, Louisville 2 Durham at Syracuse, ppd., rain Indianapolis 4, Lehigh Valley 0 Columbus at Yankees, ppd., rain Toledo 6, Charlotte 1 Buffalo at Gwinnett, late Today's Games Durham at Syracuse, 5 p.m., 1st game Columbus at Yankees, 5:05 p.m., 1st game Rochester at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Norfolk at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Buffalo at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m. Columbus at Yankees, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Durham at Syracuse, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game


National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Signed DT Ryan McBean. BUFFALO BILLS—Signed RB Fred Jackson to a contract extension. DALLAS COWBOYS—Released LB Brashton Satele. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed QB Jordan Palmer, FB Naufahu Tahi, DT Odrick Ray, LB Donovan Richard, DB Jeremiah Brown, WR Mike Brown and WR Chris Forcier. Waived QB Dan LeFevour, S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, DE Frank Trotter, WR Jarett Dillard, WR Nelson Rosario and WR Jarrett Boykin. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Announced the retirement of OL Matt Light. Re-signed WR Jabar Gaffney. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed DT Remi Ayodele to a one-year contract. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Announced S Tyvon Branch signed his franchise tender. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed DT Tony Jerod-Eddie. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed DE Bruce Irvin to a multiyear contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed DE Quintin Anderson, S Sean Baker, RB De’Anthony Curtis, P

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Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended San Francisco RHP Guillermo Mota 100 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance a second time. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Recalled RHP Jason Berken and selected the contract of RHP Stu Pomeranz from Norfolk (IL). Optioned C Ronny Paulino and RHP Tommy Hunter to Norfolk. Transferred LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to the 60-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Selected the contract of LHP Eric Stults from Charlotte (IL). Recalled LHP Jose Quintana from Birmingham (SL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled RHP Zach McAllister from Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned RHP Brayan Villarreal to Toledo (IL). Activated RHP Doug Fister from the 15-day DL. MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed 1B Justin Morneau on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 1. Selected the contract of INF Brian Dozier and recalled LHP Scott Diamond from Rochester (IL). National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Reinstated INF Ivan De Jesus from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Albuquerque (PCL).

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BULLETIN BOARD MEETINGS Nanticoke Area Basketball Booster Club will meet Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Alden Manor in Nanticoke. Plans for summer leagues and camps will be discussed. All parents of both boys and girls basketball players are invited and encouraged to attend. Nanticoke Area Softball Booster Club will hold a meeting TODAY at 6:30 p.m. at Time Out Pizza. All are invited to attend. For further information you may contact Tammy at 735-0661, Lynn at 2391604, Lisa at 735-8151, or Patty at 735-3830. Pittston Area Soccer Boosters will hold their monthly meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m., at Tony’s Pizza and Wine Cellar. Plans for the Patriot Cup will be discussed. Parents of all players should attend. Swoyersville Little League will meet Wednesday May 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the borough building. All managers and coaches need to attend. Wyoming Valley American Legion Baseball will hold its annual dinner meeting on Saturday, May 19, 6:00 p.m. at Nanticoke Post 350, 23 West Broad St, Nanticoke. Team rosters will be available. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS BWBL Charity Wiffleball Classic will be held May 19 at Coal Street Park. Teams of 3-5 players are guaranteed at least two games. Fee is $10 per player ages 13 and up, with all proceeds benefiting local cancer charities. All materials (bats, balls, etc.) provided. Call 704-8344 to register. Deadline is May 16. Medium pitch format with baserunning, see full rules at, or by e-mailing Hanover Area Quarterback Club will be holding a meeting Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m., at Bar 11 Restaurant in Hanover Township. Election of board members will be held, along with discussion of the upcoming season. All parents of players should attend. The Jim Atherton Men’s Adult Basketball League has applications available for the upcoming season, which begins May 29. All games will be played at the Miner Park basketball courts. There will be two leagues: one on Monday nights and another on Tuesday nights. Teams interested in playing can call John Leighton at 4308437. The Pace Setter Athletic Club offers summer basketball leagues at the Greater Scranton YMCA in Dunmore for seventh and eighth grade boys and girls, as well as leagues for varsity girls and boys. Interested parties can contact Pace Setter Athletic Club at 347-7018 or 575-0941, or e-mail to Plymouth Shawnee Indians Plymouth Shawnee Indians will have sign-ups at the Plymouth Borough Building on TODAY from 6-7 p.m. Ages 5-14 may play. Wilkes-Barre Cosmos Soccer Club will have registration for the fall season Wednesday and Thursday at Coal Street Park in Wilkes-Barre from 5-7 p.m. Players must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. For more information, call Tom at 332-9141 or email UPCOMING EVENTS The Coughlin Football Booster Club is holding its sixth annual golf tournament at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, May 19. A captain and crew format will be used, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Food and refreshments will follow at the Plains Lions Pavilion in Birchwood Hills. Golfers and hole sponsors are still needed.


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Cost is $80 per golfer, $320 per foursome and $100 per hole sponsor. Call Coach Cinti at 332-3335 to register. Dallas football reunion for former players of Ted Jackson will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, at Irem Country Club in Dallas. Cost of $45 per person includes open bar and buffet dinner. Tickets for those under age 21 are $20 per person. Children age 4 and under will be admitted free. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Ted Jackson Jr. at 574-0409 or Sandy Jackson at 574-0412. Reservations must be made by Friday, May. 18. Hanover Township Fire District Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 19 at Edgewood in the Pines Golf Course in Drums. Entry fee is $80 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. For more information, call Joe Nealon at 592-8126 or Ron Prietsman Jr. at 762-7015. Jenkins Township Little League annual golf tournament is May 12. Registration is $75 per person and $300 per team. Registration fee includes greens fee, cart fee, unlimited driving range, hog dog and refreshments at the turn, Italian buffet dinner and a hole-inone prize on all par-3s. For more information, visit The Penn State Hazleton annual golf tournament will be held at Sand Springs Country Club on Friday, May 18. Cost is $65 for Hazleton Alumni Chapter members and $70 for non-chapter members. Cost includes greens fee, cart fee, lunch during the tournament and a buffet dinner. Prizes to be awarded include a football autographed by Joe Paterno. All proceeds benefit the academic awards at Penn State Hazleton. For more information, call Blair Bell at 956-8549. The Relay for Life Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, May 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd. Cost is $20 per person with teams of five. This includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, one large plain pizza and one pitcher of soda. This year will be played in honor of Barbara Struckus. For details, to register or for sponsorship options, call Sara Edwards at 760-4083, Leigh Robinson at 814-1056 or Danielle Shanaberger at 574-9820. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Sand Springs Country Club and Tuskes Homes will host the 11th annual Four-Man Scramble on Tuesday, May 22. The tournament features a cookout lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $75 per person and includes lunch, golf, beverages and a buffet dinner. Registration and payment are due May 14. For more information, call 788-5845, ext. 1. The Wyoming Valley Jewish Community Center’s physical education department has organized a walk and run for Sunday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. The course will run through South Wilkes-Barre with the start and finish line on River Street. The race is 3 miles, and the course is flat and fast. Registration fee is $17. Race day registration will be held at the JCC beginning at 9 a.m. Registration closes 10 minutes prior to the race start. Make checks payable to: Jewish Community Center. Mail pre-entry fee and official entry form to: JCC, Attn. Bill Buzza, 60 S. River St. WilkesBarre, 18702. For more information, call 824-4646. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.


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Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Freddy Galvis, right, throws to first baseman Ty Wigginton in the third inning Monday in Philadelphia.

Rookie’s first hit wins game for Mets PHILADELPHIA — Jordany Valdespin had a pinch-hit three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning for his first major league hit, leading the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. David Wright hit a tying two-run double off David Wright in the sixth, and New York won its third straight game. The injury-plagued Mets placed shortstop Ruben Tejada on the disabled list before the game and saw catcher Josh Thole go out after getting elbowed in the head during a collision at the plate. Valdespin, called up to replace Tejada, was 0 for 6 before hitting a drive way out to right off Papelbon (0-1). Tim Byrdak (1-0) retired the only batter he faced to get the win. He struck out pinchhitter Eric Kratz to end the eighth with a runner on third. Marlins 4, Astros 0

HOUSTON — Carlos Zambrano pitched a three-hitter for his first win of the season and Giancarlo Stanton extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run homer, leading the Miami Marlins to their seventh straight win with a victory over the Houston Astros. Stanton’s homer into the Crawford Boxes in left field put Miami up 2-0 in the

fourth inning and gives him six home runs and 12 RBI during his streak. Logan Morrison walked with one out before Stanton went deep. Cubs 5, Braves 1

CHICAGO — Jeff Samardzija allowed five hits and a run over seven strong innings, and Bryan LaHair, Ian Stewart and Geovany Soto each homered to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves. Samardzija (4-1) gave up a solo homer to Jason Heyward in the second inning, walked two and struck out seven in a 105-pitch outing to help the Cubs win for the third time in four games. LaHair drove Tommy Hanson’s first pitch of the bottom of the fourth high over the right field wall for his eighth homer of the season. One pitch later, Stewart connected on his third — also to right — to make it 2-1. Reds 6, Brewers 1

MILWAUKEE — Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run and Bronson Arroyo pitched solidly into the seventh inning, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Bruce’s ninth home run capped a five-run fourth inning off Marco Estrada (0-2). It extended his hitting streak to 10 games and Bruce is batting .405 (15 for 37) with six home runs and 12 RBIs during the run.


Rangers dump Orioles behind Snyder’s big day The Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Brandon Snyder homered and had a career-high six RBIs against his former team, and the Texas Rangers beat Baltimore 14-3 Monday night to end the Orioles’ five-game winning streak. Snyder, the Orioles’ top draft choice in 2005, hit a two-run single in the second inning, a three-run drive in the sixth and an RBI single during a sevenrun ninth. He played in only 16 games with Baltimore before the Rangers got him for cash considerations in January. Texas starter Matt Harrison (4-2) gave up three runs, six hits and a walk in seven innings.






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steady downpour. He struck out a career-high eight, allowed two walks and maintained his control despite slick, slippery conditions on the mound. Angels 8, Twins 3

MINNEAPOLIS — Jered Weaver allowed three hits over six innings in his first start since no-hitting the Twins last week to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a victory over Minnesota. Weaver (5-0) gave up one run with two walks and two strikeouts and Alberto Callaspo had a homer and three RBIs for the Angels, who have won six of eight as they try to climb out of the cellar in the AL West.

Indians 8, White Sox 6 Indians 3, White Sox 2

Red Sox 11, Royals 5

CLEVELAND — Shelley Duncan’s RBI double in the eighth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a soggy 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Duncan ripped a pitch from left-hander Matt Thornton (1-2) into the left-field corner, scoring Asdrubal Cabrera. The first-place Indians won the opener 8-6. The White Sox have lost six of seven. Cleveland’s Josh Tomlin allowed five hits in 71⁄3 innings — most of the final three in a

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Will Middlebrooks homered down each of the lines, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia also went deep, and the Boston Red Sox pounded the Kansas City Royals to snap a five-game losing streak. Middlebrooks, called up last week when Kevin Youkilis went on the disabled list, hit a three-run shot in the first inning and a two-run homer in the eighth, becoming the first player in Red Sox history with at least one extra-base hit in each of his first four major league games.

Mota gets 100-game drug suspension

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday's Games Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Cleveland 4, Texas 2 Baltimore 9, Boston 6, 17 innings Oakland 9, Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Yankees 10, Kansas City 4 L.A. Angels 4, Toronto 3 Seattle 5, Minnesota 2 Monday's Games Cleveland 8, Chicago White Sox 6, 1st game Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 2, 2nd game Texas 14, Baltimore 3 Boston 11, Kansas City 5 L.A. Angels 8, Minnesota 3 Detroit at Seattle, (n) Tuesday's Games Chicago White Sox (Danks 2-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 5-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Feliz 1-1) at Baltimore (Arrieta 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Bard 2-3) at Kansas City (Duffy 2-2), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 1-2) at Minnesota (Diamond 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 4-0) at Oakland (McCarthy 2-3), 10:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 2-1) at Seattle (Millwood 0-3), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Toronto at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday's Games N.Y. Mets 3, Arizona 1 Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 0 St. Louis 8, Houston 1 Chicago Cubs 4, L.A. Dodgers 3, 11 innings Atlanta 7, Colorado 2 Miami 6, San Diego 3 San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 3, 11 innings Philadelphia 9, Washington 3 Monday's Games N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 2 Chicago Cubs 5, Atlanta 1 Miami 4, Houston 0 Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 1 St. Louis at Arizona, (n) Colorado at San Diego, (n) San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Tuesday's Games N.Y. Mets (Batista 0-1) at Philadelphia (Blanton 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 1-1) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Delgado 2-3) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-1), 8:05 p.m. Miami (A.Sanchez 2-0) at Houston (A.Rodriguez 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 1-2) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 1-3), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 3-2) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-1), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Undecided) at San Diego (Suppan 1-0), 10:05 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-0), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Houston, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.


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Mets 5, Phillies 2 New York

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Cubs 5, Braves 1 Atlanta

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pened. So I’m just trying to continue the old baseball because I think some people are kind of getting away from it,” Hamels said. “I rememberwhenIwasarookiethe strike zone was really, really small and you didn’t say anything because that’s the way baseball is. “But I think unfortunately the league’s protecting certain players and making it not that old-

school, prestigious way of baseball.” Harper got the last word, though. When Hamels made a pickoff to first, Harper stole home for the first swipe of his eightgame big league career. In the third inning, Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann hit Hamels in the left leg with one out and a runner on first when the Phillies pitcher squared to bunt. Home plate umpire Andy Fletcher warned both dugouts. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told The Washington

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LOS ANGELES — San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended for 100 games on Monday, becoming just the third major league player penalized twice for positive drug tests. The commissioner’s office said the 38-year-old righthander tested positive for Clenbuterol. In November 2006, while with the New York Mets, Mota was suspended for the first 50 games of the next season. “We won’t have Mota for a while. It is what it is, and you move on,” manager Bruce Bochy said before the Giants began a three-game series against the Dodgers. “If we get into a situation where we need a pitcher, we’re going to have to make a change. Right now we’re going with 11 pitchers, and if we have to adjust, we will.” Mota’s agent Adam Katz said in a statement that the Clenbuterol was in children’s cough syrup. “Players are responsible for what they put in their bodies. Guillermo understands that,” Katz said. “A 100-game suspension for taking a children’s cough medicine that contains trace amounts of a prohibited substance, which is what happened here, is severe and unfair and does not reflect the intention of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. We will appeal it.”

Bambino’s Boston-area homestead is for sale The Associated Press

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SUDBURY, Mass. — The suburban Boston home where Babe Ruth lived after he had been sent to the New York Yankees is for sale, and the asking price is more than Ruth made in his entire playing career. The estate known as Home Plate Farm in Sudbury, Mass., is on the market for $1.65 million. Ruth, who for decades held the major league career home run record with 714, lived in the home from 1922 to 1926, according to broker Scott Adamson, of Coldwell Banker Residential brokerage. “This is a great old antique house,” Adamson said Monday, estimating the home dates to about 1800. “It’s got a ton of modern features, but I think Babe Ruth would still recognize it even today because it retains many of the original features.” Ruth played for the Red Sox from 1914 to 1919, for the Yankees from 1920 to 1934 and for the Braves in 1935. In his 22year career, he earned less than $911,000 total, according to The former home run king is still a major draw among collectors and baseball buffs: An Iowa family’s collection of baseballs signed by Ruth just before he died recently sold at auction for more than $200,000. The 5,000-square-foot, fivebedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom home on a two-acre plot has undergone extensive renovations since the 1920s, including “a chef’s dream kitchen, richly detailed family room, a sunny master suite with vaulted ceilings” and more, the listing says. But some of Ruth’s personal touches remain. One room even has burn marks on the floor where Ruth is said to have flicked his cigar ashes, Adamson said. The property also includes a 5,000-square-foot barn with stables, office space, garage bays and a one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom. The home is not far from Willis Pond, where the remains of a piano that reportedly once belonged to Ruth is thought to be submerged. Legend has it that Ruth, who rented a hunting cabin on the pond, pushed an upright piano onto the ice one winter during a party, then left it there until the ice melted and piano plunged into the water. The current owners have lived in the home about 20 miles west of Boston for nearly 30 years and are “moving on,” Adamson said. The only drawback may be the occasional baseball fan who stops by to take a look, said Aglaia Pikounis, a spokeswoman for Coldwell Banker’s parent company. On Friday, eight balls signed by Ruth during a 1948 trip to a Ford dealership in Spencer, Iowa, sold for just over $216,000, Heritage Auctions director Chris Ivy said. One ball in nearmint condition went for $77,000, while two others sold for just over $13,000. The family of dealership owner John Hart kept eight of the dozens of balls Ruth signed in a safe deposit box for more than six decades until deciding to put them up for auction.

Post that Hamels hitting Harper with a pitch was “classless” and “gutless.” According to the newspaper’s website, Rizzo also said: “Cole Hamels says he’s old school? He’s the polar opposite of old school. He’s fake tough. He thinks he’s going to intimidate us after hitting our19-year-old rookie who’s eight games into the big leagues? He doesn’t know who he’s dealing with.” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he wished Hamels wouldn’t have been so forthcom-

ing with his comments. “I wish he had been a little bit more, what do you call it, not so honest, or dishonest, or discreet, that might be the right word,” Manuel said in a radio interview on the team’s flagship station. “What I saw was the next time Hamels came up to bat, they definitely retaliated, he got hit on the calf and he could have got hurt. If the guy would have hit him hard on the bone part of his leg, that could have hurt. ... I like to think it was dropped right there and the rest of it will be done baseball-wise.”

Red Sox 11, Royals 5 Boston

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Rangers 14, Orioles 3 Texas

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Rehab stint delayed as Yankees rained out By JIM MANDELARO For The Times Leader

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Brett Gardner’s return to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees will have to wait until tonight. The New York Yankees left fielder was scheduled to bat leadoff and play left field for the Yankees in a Monday night matchup with the Columbus Clippers at Frontier Field, but the game was postponed by steady rain. It will be made up tonight with two seven-inning games beginning at 5:05. Gardner is beginning a rehab with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre that is supposed to last two games. He has been on the dis-

The Times Leader staff

NEWPORT TWP. -- Hanna Rubasky struck out five and picked up a shutout victory in Nanticoke’s 17-0 win in three innings over Pittston Area in Wyoming Valley Conference softball Monday. Katie Wolfe drove in three runs for Nanticoke, which had nine hits in the win.

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Berwick 3, Hazleton Area 0


The host Bulldogs earned a hard-fought sweep, winning 25-22, 25-22, 27-25. Kyle Venditti (15 service points, 10 kills, eight digs, two blocks), Matt Cashman (seven service points, five kills, nine digs, six blocks) and Atmiya Patel (five service points, three kills, two digs, three blocks) led Berwick. For the Cougars, Alex Gregoire had 11 kills, three digs and four blocks. Brett Barron added three kills and 28 assists, while Shai Medina had eight kills and 14 digs.

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Coughlin 3, Hanover Area 0

Coughlin swept Hanover Area for the win 25-14, 25-4, 25-13. Coughlin was led by Andre Boris’ 11 kills and eight service points, while Kevin Zingaretti added 12 kills, and Devon Davis had seven kills and three service points.

TENNIS Due to inclement weather predicted for today, the District 2 Team Tennis Tournament announced changes to the schedule on Monday. Instead of the Class 2A and Class 3A events being held at Kirby Park today, the sites were changed to Kingston Indoor Racquet Club for 3A and the Birchwood Tennis and Fitness Club in Clarks Summit for 2A. The 3A quarterfinal match between Crestwood and Scranton, originally slated for Monday, will also be held today and will begin at 11 a.m. The winner of that quarterfinal will see Williamsport at noon. The finals are slated to follow the conclusion of the last semis by 45 minutes. In 2A, only the semifinals and the finals need to be played and will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Wyoming Seminary facing Valley View. The second semi, between Scranton Prep and Holy Cross, will start immediately following the conclusion of the first semi and the finals are set to go off 45 minutes after the conclusion of the second semi at approximately 2:30 p.m.



Trojanettes shut out Patriots

Wyoming Valley West rebounded from a first-match loss to win the next three and defeat Nanticoke. The Trojans won the first game 25-18 before the Spartans picked up wins 25-9, 25-20, 25-14. Alex Himlin had 12 service points and 11 digs for Wyoming Valley West. Zach Patricio added 13 digs, and Mark Burridge totaled 10 kills and seven digs for the winners. Brian Bevan led Nanticoke with 13 digs and 10 kills, while John Pietryzk (17 assists, 11 digs) and Matt Winters (10 digs, seven service points) contributed.



Ivy Nulton (5) of Coughlin tries to keep control of the ball as Bethany Carpenter of Crestwood pursues her during their WVC game Monday.

Nulton nets 4 for Crusaders


WILKES-BARRE – Coughlin has now taken care of all the opponents that took care of the Crusaders earlier in the year. Ivy Nulton was the star senior on a rainy Senior Day, scoring four goals and assisting another as Coughlin avenged an earlier loss with a 5-1 victory over Crestwood in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1-A girls soccer game Monday. Coughlin (9-2-1) started the season 0-2-1, tying Berwick and losing to Dallas and Crestwood. The Crusaders completed a three-game sweep in the rematches, running their winning streak to a WVC-best nine games. Crestwood fell to 8-3 in the division, but like Coughlin still has a chance to catch Dallas (10-1) for the divisional title. Dallas’ game with Berwick was postponed Monday. “In the second half, we kind of fell apart,” Crestwood coach Russ Kile said. “Like I said last time, it’s just a matter of consistency. There are a lot of variables out here, and Coughlin is always strong.” Nulton was playing plenty of defense when Coughlin was struggling. Since moving to the attacking line, she has become the Crusaders’ leading scorer. Nulton took a 1-1 game and helped tear it open in a threeminute span of the second half. She scored her second goal of the game in the 48th minute, taking a pass from Bailey Novak and beating Crestwood keeper Megan White to the ball inside the penalty area. Then, 29 seconds later, Kaitlyn Pearage sent a long pass into the penalty area. The ball took an unexpected skid off the slick grass, allowing Nulton to make the score 3-1. She assisted Nora Fazzi just over a minute later and capped the scoring off a Fazzi assist in the 74th minute. “They responded to our little talk at halftime,” Coughlin coach Joe Spagnuolo said. “They played all right in the first half, but they weren’t playing the way they are capable of

H . S . G I R L S S O C C E R WYOMING VALLEY CONFERENCE STANDINGS Division 1-A....................... W L T GF GA y-Dallas ............................... 10 1 0 62 7 y-Crestwood ....................... 8 3 0 59 26 y-Coughlin........................... 9 2 1 34 15 y-Berwick............................. 6 3 1 25 13 Holy Redeemer .................. 3 8 0 16 47 Division 1-B...................... W L y-Lake-Lehman ................. 8 3 y-Hazleton Area ................ 4 7 Delaware Valley ................ 4 7 Nanticoke ........................... 1 9 Wyoming Valley West...... 0 10

T GF GA 0 33 21 1 17 21 0 22 24 0 11 54 1 3 53

Division 2-A........................ W L T GF GA y-Pittston Area .................... 8 3 0 43 10 North Pocono ...................... 6 4 1 16 12 Hanover Area ...................... 5 5 1 26 28 Wyoming Seminary ............ 2 8 1 11 42 Honesdale ........................... 2 9 1 19 40 Division 2-B..................... W L Wyoming Area.................. 10 2 Tunkhannock .................... 8 2 GAR ................................... 7 4 Meyers............................... 5 5 MMI Prep........................... 0 11

T GF GA 0 46 27 1 35 11 0 51 29 1 29 19 0 6 64

DISTRICT 2 PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS 4 Div. 1-A teams 3 Div. 1-B teams 2 Div. 2-A teams 1 Div. 2-B team y- Clinched playoff berth

playing. In the second half, we picked up our game and they did some adjustments on their own and some adjustments we made. I thought they did a real fine job.” There was a scary moment between Coughlin’s fourth and fifth goal. White got a spike to the head while trying to get a loose ball in the upper right part of the penalty area. She left the game, but Kile said she was all right. The road doesn’t get easier for Crestwood. The Comets host Berwick on Wednesday and travel to Dallas on Monday. “You can see we still have things to work on,” Kile said. “Hopefully, we can give Berwick and Dallas a run for their money.”

Crestwood.................................................. 1 0 — 1 Coughlin ..................................................... 1 4 — 5 First half: 1. COU, Ivy Nulton (Grace Fazzi), 19th min; 2. CRE, Olivia Termini (Gabby Termini), 26th; Second half: 3. COU, Nulton (Bailey Novak), 48th; 4. COU, Nulton (Kaitlyn Pearage), 50th; 5. COU, Nora Fazzi (Nulton), 51st; 6. COU, Nulton (N.Fazzi), 74th. Shots: CRE 10, COU 14; Saves: CRE 11 (Megan White/Megan Johanssen), COU 9 (Amanda Sax); Corners: CRE 3, COU 6.

Wyoming Area 2, MMI Prep 1 Habibah Njiaju scored her first goal of the season and Jenn Bone netted her 11th as

Wyoming Area edged MMI Prep. Wyoming Area (10-2) can clinch the Division 2-B title and a District 2 playoff berth if it defeats or ties Tunkhannock (8-2-1) on Wednesday night. If Tunkhannock wins, it will get both if it defeats GAR on Monday.

The Rangers girls carry a wealth of experience from Jimcosky. Jimcosky finished seventh in the high jump at the PIAA Class 2A championships last year and is the favorite for the district title this season. Northwest assistant coach Roy Phillips said that, midway through the season, she is well ahead of her heights from last year’s state-medaling finish. Jimcosky captured first in the event Saturday with a 5-4 leap. “She’s one of the better jumpers in the conference,” he said. “She’s already getting alltime highs. She already around 5-4, which she didn’t get last year.” Northwest also received firstplace finishes from Olivia Magni (pole vault) and Alivia Womelsdorf (discus) at the Wilkes-Barre Invitational. Both the boys and girls teams are poised for strong finishes at the District 2 Class 2A championships May 14-15 in

abled list since April 18 with a strained right elbow. In Game 1, Yankees left-hander Manny Banuelos (0-1, 6.00 ERA) will pitch against lefthander David Huff (0-1, 6.48). In Game 2, it’s the Yankees’ Adam Warren (2-1, 5.26) against fellow right-hander Kevin Slowey (2-2, 5.68). The game also features Columbus outfielder Russ Canzler, a Hazleton Area High School graduate and the 2011 International League MVP with the Durham Bulls. Canzler, who also plays third base, is hitting .264 with no home runs and five RBI in 27 games. The Yankees (14-14) have dropped four straight.

Scranton. Northwest coach Todd Culver said that because of the teams’ relatively small sizes, they have potential to be in the hunt to finish at the top in Scranton. “A team like us is better suited for a district meet than we are for conference season,” Phillips said. “And, even in spite of that, we’re currently tied for first in the boys.” Depth is a concern for the Rangers on both sides. One of the smallest schools in the district, the Rangers rely mostly on its top talent in each event. “We need the depth with the second and third competitors,” Culver said. “It’s always an issue with a small school.” The Rangers also overcome facilities that lack the quality that many of its competitors take for granted. Jimcosky said it causes for some problems during training but weathers them for all conditions. “It’s difficult not having the surfaces that some of the other teams have,” Jimcosky said. “Mostly it’s not so much a disadvantage whereas it prepares us for anything we might see on the track.”


Wyoming Area........................................... 2 0 — 2 MMI Prep.................................................... 0 1 — 1 First half: 1. WA, Habibah Njiaju, 1st min; 2. WA, Jenn Bone, 20th; Second half: 3. MMI, scorer not available, 50th. Shots: MMI 9, WA 18; Saves: MMI 9 (n/a), WA 8 (Jordan Chiavacci); Corners: not available.

Hanover Area 2, Honesdale 0 Gabby Murphy and Renee Mackunis each scored a goal as Hanover Area kept its postseason hopes alive. The Hawkeyes (5-5-1) are battling North Pocono (6-4-1) for the final District 2 playoff berth out of Division 2-A. The two teams play at North Pocono on Wednesday. Keeper Ciera Gensel made seven saves to record the shutout.

Hanover Area............................................. 1 1 — 2 Honesdale.................................................. 0 0 — 0 First half: 1. HA, Gabby Murphy, 28th min; Second half: 2. HA, Renee Mackunis (Murphy), 70th. Shots: HA 15, HON 9; Saves: HA 7 (Ciera Gensel), HON 13 (Martin); Corners: HA 4, HON 4.

Hazleton Area 4, Nanticoke 1 Monica Baranko scored twice and assisted on another of Hazleton Area’s four first-half goals in a win at Nanticoke. Krista Leitner added a goal and an assist for the Cougars (4-7-1), who clinched a District 2 playoff berth with the victory.

Hazleton Area .............................................. 4 0 — 4 Nanticoke ...................................................... 1 0 — 1 First half: 1. HA, Krista Leitner (Francesca Matriccino), 11th min; 2. HA, Heidi Mejia (Monica Baranko), 20th; 3. HA, Baranko (Ally Brennan), 20th; 4. NAN, Chloe Cimakasy (Brittany Sugalski), 24th; 5. HA, Baranko (Leitner), 25th. Shots: HA 15, NAN 15; Saves: HA 10 (Megan Baranko), NAN 7 (Cassi Yalch); Corners: HA 5, NAN 2.

GAR 5, Meyers 0 Brea Seabrook scored twice, while Bri Majikes and Paige Elmy added a goal and two assists apiece to pace the Grenadiers. Bre Mosier also scored for GAR.

Meyers ........................................................ 0 0 — 0 GAR............................................................. 2 3 — 5 First half: 1. GAR, Brea Seabrook (Bri Majikes) 13th min; 2. GAR, Elmy, 31st; Second half: 3. GAR, Seabrook (Elmy) 43rd; 4. GAR, Majikes (Elmy) 48th; 5. GAR, Bre Mosier (Majikes) 52nd. Shots: MEY 5, GAR 15; Saves: MEY 7 (Alivia Weidler), GAR 5 (Julianna Leco); Corners: MEY 4, GAR 2.


Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another reaches for horse therapist Tyler Cerin from a stable at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Monday.

Derby winner checks into Pimlico for Preakness

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BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another evidently loves traveling every bit as much as galloping on the track. The chestnut colt arrived at Pimlico Race Course on Monday after being taken by charter plane from Kentucky to Baltimore. After the plane touched down, I’ll Have Another and five of his stable mates received a police escort from BaltimoreWashington International Airport to Pimlico, site of the Preakness on May 19. “He loves to fly. His ears were pricked,” assistant trainer Jack Sisterson said. “We were getting a police escort and there were people in the streets chanting, ‘I’d love another.’ He knows that’s him. His ears were pricked and he’s bobbing his head, going, ‘Yeah, that’s me.”’ I’ll Have Another trainer Doug O’Neill had business in California, so Sisterson accompanied I’ll Have Another from Louisville. It’s the earliest arrival by a Derby winner since Monarchos was shipped just four days after his 2001 victory. “We discussed a few plans and we just thought the more time

here to get used to the surface, the better for him,” Sisterson said. “Every trainer has a different training style. I suppose it’s better to get the horse used to the surface and things like that. So, he’s here now, and we’re excited to have him here for the two weeks.” Instead of staying in Stall 40, the traditional Pimlico home of the Derby winner, I’ll Have Another was guided by groom Benjamin Perez into Stall 17 in Barn D — next to the Preakness Stakes barn. He is positioned between two other horses trained by O’Neill. For Team O’Neill, serenity was more important than tradition. “I suppose it’s like a human. You want to try and get your rest,” Sisterson said. “If you’ve got 50 million people outside your bedroom, stopping and peeking every single day, you wouldn’t get much sleep, would you? I suppose being out of the way, getting him to relax and being himself, is better for the horse.” I’ll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby as a 15-1 shot and became the first horse ever to win the Derby from the 19th post.

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Game’s royal family shares love of rink

Power play helps N.Y. top Caps


Rangers get goal in final seconds of regulation to tie Game 5, then win in OT. By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Marc Staal scored a power-play goal 1:35 into overtime after Brad Richards tied it in the dying seconds of regulation to lift the New York Rangers to a stunning 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night. With goalie Henrik Lundqvist pulled for an extra attacker, Washington’s Joel Ward took a four-minute penalty for high-sticking Carl Hagelin with 21.3 seconds left in the third period. Richards tied it on the first half of the power play with just 7.6 seconds to go, and Staal won it with a drive that appeared to deflect off a Washington player before beating goalie Braden Holtby. The top-seeded Rangers can advance to the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday in Washington. If necessary, Game 7 would be back in New York on Saturday. With the crowd still buzzing over the shocking tying goal, a din that held up through the long intermission, John Mitchell won a faceoff in the Capitals’ end to start the winning play. Staal corralled the puck at the right point, glided to the center of the zone, and fired the drive that set off a wild celebration on the ice and in the seats at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers mobbed each other at center ice as the crushed Capitals trudged toward the tunnel to their dressing room and then raised their sticks to the crowd as red, white and blue streamers cascaded down from the rooftop. The celebration, that culminated in fireworks as the three stars of the game were announced to the crowd, seemed almost inevitable after Richards tied it. After no success with traditional 5-on-4 power plays, the Rangers made the most of their 6-on-4 edge as Lundqvist watched from the bench. Michael Del Zotto took a shot that hit traffic in front to the right of Holtby. Ryan Callahan took two or three hard whacks at the loose puck, but couldn’t get it forward. Richards jammed his stick into the maze of legs and poked the puck past Holtby just before he was able to cover it with his glove. John Carlson, who had given the Capitals a 2-1 lead in the third period, couldn’t keep the puck out, either, after he got in behind Holtby as a last line of defense.

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nounced. “My elbow was down. I didn’t jump. I’m a pretty honest player. I’m not a dirty player. I’m not out there to hurt anybody. I was just trying to finish a hit.” The Devils feel otherwise. “I thought it was a textbook example of what they are trying to get out of the game,” Devils coach Peter DeBoer said. Giroux was agitated when Devils goalie Martin Brodeur played the puck outside the trapezoid. Giroux barked at the officials before he skated straight at Zubrus and took out his frustration with the hit. The Devils went on to beat the Flyers, 4-2. Zubrus said he was fine and ready to go for Game 5. “I was just trying to get in the forecheck and got hit,” he said



San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) passes off the ball as Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson pressures during the first half of Game 4 in a first-round NBA playoff series Monday in Salt Lake City.

Spurs sweep Jazz The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Manu Ginobili broke out of his shooting slump with 17 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to an 8781 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night and a sweep of their first-round Western Conference series. Ginobili was 0 for 8 from beyond the arc in the first three games. But after Utah pulled within 61-58 with 3:18 left in the third, he hit consecutive 3pointers then added another as the Spurs regained control, taking a 76-58 lead early in the fourth. The Jazz went scoreless for more than 8 minutes during a 15-0 Spurs run. Utah made a furious charge late and was within 83-79 on Al Jefferson’s putback with 49 seconds left. But Ginobili’s fastbreak layup after a steal by Tony Parker sealed it. Utah’s Big 3 lineup with Derrick Favors at power forward kept the Jazz close, but San Antonio’s bench made the difference, outscoring the Jazz’s reserves 47-10. Top-seeded San Antonio advanced to the second round and awaits the winner of the Memphis-Los Angeles Clippers series, which may not be settled until Sunday. The Spurs are on a 14-game winning streak and looking to make amends for a first-round upset by Memphis last year. The Jazz have lost eight straight playoff games as they were swept by the Lakers in the second round two years ago. It was only the second first-round sweep in Jazz history, the other coming in 1989. The young, inexperienced Jazz put up a fight at the end, but it was too little too late. The Spurs won Game 1 by 15 points, Game 2 by 31 and Game 3 by 12, relying on MVP candidate Parker and the deepest Monday. “The only real point of contact was my head. I know it wasn’t an elbow. It was a shoulder and I went down. I am happy I can continue without stopping playing and I will be in the lineup tomorrow.” Giroux had stronger words for the Flyers, saying they were “panicking” and have lost confidence in their game against the Devils. That was never more evident than when he was called for the head-hit penalty on Zubrus. “We’re not playing our game,” Giroux said. “We need to relax a little bit. Everybody’s just panicking a little bit. We need to relax. We need to have a little more confidence in our game.” Both teams had the day off from practice on Monday. “At this point, I’m not sure what going out and skating is going to accomplish,” Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. With or without Giroux, the

Bulls try to dig out of big hole against 76ers DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It seemed almost unthinkable that the Chicago Bulls could be in this spot. Yet here they are, trailing the Philadelphia 76ers 3-1 in the first round and trying to avoid elimination as they return home for Game 5 on Tuesday night. If the Bulls lose, they will be just the fifth No. 1 seed to fall to an eighth seed. It would also give Philadelphia its first series victory since 2003, a scenario few envisioned when the postseason started. “It’s been a crazy year from beginning to right now,” guard Richard Hamilton said Monday. “We know that.” They also realize it’ll take a wild comeback for them to advance, particularly given their injuries. They lost Derrick Rose for the remainder of the season to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee late in the series opener, and center Joakim Noah will likely sit out his second straight game because of a sprained left ankle, leaving them without two of their leaders. As they staggered back home following Sunday’s 89-82 loss, they sure looked like a beaten team. History says they’re just about finished, too. Only eight teams have come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-7 series. Hamilton wasn’t conceding anything. He was with Detroit when the Pistons turned the trick in 2003, beating in the first round Orlando after falling behind 3-1 and advancing all the way to the conference finals. “When we played Orlando, I remember Tracy (McGrady) made a comment saying that it feels good to be going to the second round, so we kind of took that personally,” Hamilton said. “Right now, it’s personal. It’s not just about business. ... It’s personal. This is it. You can win and continue playing, or you can go home, so you’ve got to make it personal.”

bench in the league. With Parker scoring 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting Monday, and starters Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green struggling offensively, the Spurs bench picked up the slack. “We’ve been a deeper team this year than we usually are and it sure came in handy tonight,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Ginobili, who missed 32 games because of injury in the regular season, shot just 6 of 26 in the first three games but came up big when the Spurs needed him most. Tim Duncan added 11 points and was the only other starter in double figures for the Spurs. Stephen Jackson added 11 points and Tiago Splitter had 10 for the Spurs. Jefferson led Utah with 26 points on 13-of-19 shooting, and Flyers are in trouble. They have failed to play like the high-scoring team that dominated Pittsburgh on the power play and rolled to three straight wins. The Devils have rattled the usually unflappable Flyers. Scott Hartnell threw his glove into the penalty box after he was whistled for a penalty. Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov took his time getting to his feet after a goal in Game 2. The Flyers are struggling to generate any offense and are leaving too many periods with single-digit shot totals. “This is the biggest challenge of the year,” Flyers forward Danny Briere said. “But we’ve shown all year that we’re not quitters.” Briere, Hartnell, Giroux, defenseman Kimmo Timonen and other key regulars were part of the Flyers team that stormed back from a 3-0 hole to beat Boston en route to the Stanley Cup finals in 2010. So they know a his-

had 10 rebounds. Devin Harris added 19 points but shot just 6 of 17. Favors, making his first postseason start, added 16 points and blocked shots by Parker and Splitter. Gordon Hayward, who finished the regular season strong, shooting .507 from the field and 49 percent from 3-point range over the final 13 games, went 0 for 7 overall on Monday. Utah’s first two players off the bench, Alec Burks and Josh Howard, were a combined 0 for 10 from the field. Before the game Jefferson conceded that the Spurs simply were the better team, and the best in the NBA. On Monday they showed why. Still, the Jazz made a game of it after trailing by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter. toric comeback can be done — even if they’re not using it as a rallying point. “To tell a story, I don’t know if that will get the deal done (Tuesday),” Laviolette said. But that history is exactly why the Devils want to finish off the Flyers when they’re down. “They are a comeback team,” Devils forward Travis Zajac said. “They have the players to do it.” The Devils are the ones setting the pace, dominating the puck and staying out of the penalty box. They also know how to rally after rebounding from a 2-0 hole in the first period on Sunday to win. They’ve played like the anti-Flyers and they want to keep up that pace. “Ideally, we would like to go there and end the series,” Devils captain Zach Parise said. “We expect them to play very well. We have to keep playing the same way we are, even better.”

While the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and St. John’s IceCaps battled on the ice in Game 4 on Sunday, someone who accomplished more than just about any hockey player in history sat quietly in a suite taking it all in. Hall of Famer Gordie Howe made his first trip to the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday with his son, Mark, who is also in the Hall of Fame and is currently a scout for the Detroit Red Wings. During the first and second intermission, “Mr. Hockey” -- as Howe is known -- happily posed for pictures in the hallway and shook hands with fans. And while Mark said his father’s memory isn’t what it used to be at age 84, it was clear that he still has a zest for life. And a lot of it centers around hockey – the sport that Howe dominated for decades during a career that spanned from 1946 to 1980 and included 801 NHL goals, four Stanley Cups and 23 All-Star games. “He likes to be in the rink. He doesn’t see much hockey anymore,” Mark said. “He just loves to be around people.” Despite his age, Howe maintains a busy travel schedule. He recently played in a charity golf tournament in New Jersey to benefit

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the police and went to Toronto for a fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer’s research. Mark said keeping his dad busy is what

keeps him happy. “It’s important. A lot of people don’t understand why he’s still traveling and doing stuff,” Mark said. “If he just sits at home and he’s not around people, it gets stagnant. “You’re careful of his schedule, but he needs to be with people. That’s what life’s all about.” Howe, who was wearing a windbreaker emblazoned with his Mr. Hockey nickname, looked fit. Mark said he is on a cardio rehab program and walks 3-4 miles a week. Gordie Howe’s wife, Colleen, passed away in 2009, and Mark along with his two brothers, Murray and Marty, now take care of their father. For Mark, who traveled with his dad to the rink when he was growing up, having his father accompany him on the road is a blessing. “We just came here to watch a hockey game and enjoy each other’s company,” he said. “We’re lucky. It’s a pleasure to have him around.”


him? The players got bigger and stronger and faster, and the rules changed to allow more Continued from Page 1B checking and less fighting. “You used to be able to defend NHL during five decades, a yourself years ago when somehockey Hall of Famer who was the first NHL Lifetime Achieve- body was coming to hit you,” said Gordie’s son, Mark Howe. ment Award winner. “When someone was coming to But Howe had never been at take a run at you, you tried to Mohegan Sun Arena before put a stick through his head, or Sunday. whatever you could do to slow “Nice,” an impressed Howe him down. said as he looked around the “But there are no slow players place. “But I haven’t skated on anyomore,” Mark continued. it.” “They’re all big, all strong.” He swears he can still skate, “That’s why I quit,” Gordie even at the age of 84, even if his mind isn’t as razor-sharp as once said. Mark Howe, who was inwas. “My knees are hurting,” Howe ducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame himself last year and had said, “but they’re all right.” his No. 2 jersey retired by the Who can argue with one of Philadelphia Flyers in March, is the best ever and most recognow the director of pro scouting nizable figures in the sport? for the Detroit Red Wings. He was 52 years old at the He’s helping to watch over his time of his retirement following the 1979-80 season, and remains aging dad, and brought Gordie the only man to play in an NHL along for the ride Sunday to game after the age of 50. To get watch the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins play the St. John’s a into sixth decade of hockey, IceCaps at half-filled Mohegan Howe signed on and suited up with the IHL’s Detroit Vipers for Sun Arena. “I’ve been coming here since a game in 1997. the building opened,” Mark This legend was a 23-time Howe said, “scouting and watchAll-Star. This was a guy who ing Wilkes-Barre play. I think came up as a rookie and knocked his closest competitor, Wilkes-Barre generally has had a Maurice “The Rocket” Richard, pretty strong team, pretty well every year. The only thing that’s cold with one punch. This was the player who once changed, you couldn’t find a seat in this building years ago. defined toughness, who fractured his skull at the end of one I’m surprised there’s not as many people.” season and came back to win But there were enough to the NHL scoring title by 20 create the kind of excitement goals the next. that typically surrounds a hockThis was the guy the great ey playoff series. Wayne Gretzky idolized growIt almost made a legendary ing up. great want to go right out and He signature line in a boxskate. score is named after him – a goal, an assist and a fight in the same game is called a “Gordie Howe hat trick.” Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader Who knows how long he sports columnist. You may reach him might have played if the game at 970-7109 or email him at psokohadn’t changed so drastically on

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Still, the experience of playing in a do-or-die game only goes so far, according to Colin McDonald. “The east thing to say is it is going to help. Guys will be more comfortable and confident because we’ve been in this situation before,” he said. “But talk is cheap. We actually have to go out and play that way. Whenever our backs were against the wall, we’ve played some pretty good hockey, andthat’swhyI’mconfidentinthe group of guys we have.” Besides, the Penguins can look at the success of other teams in the past who have battled back when faced with elimination only

to advance. Lerg brought up a good example. “Look back at last year and Binghamton was down 3-1 in the first round and won three games in a row, all in overtime, and went on to win the finals,” he said. “We just have to get a win tonight and take it one game at a time.” Lerg looking for a goal After he scored 27 goals in the regular season, Lerg is still looking for his first goal through nine postseason games. When asked if he was feeling pressure to produce, Lerg said his focus is elsewhere. “I’m just trying to play the right way and stay within the system,” he said. “I’m not thinking about points.”


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Crestwood alum Marshall vaults to top of Colonial’s charts

George Mason University junior Mandissa Marshall easily captured the pole vault at the Colonial Athletic Association Outdoor Track Championships last weekend in Fairfax, Va. Marshall (Crestwood) set a meet record with a 13-7½ effort to win the event by more than a foot. She captured the title last season as a sophomore with a 13-1½ effort. “Mandissa was very excited to compete in the championships,” pole vault coach Kevin McGorty said. “She loves being in front of the home crowd (George Mason hosted the meet). Despite rain delays, she kept herself focused on first winning for the team and then chasing the meet record. She accomplished both.” Marshall had two attempts at 14-feet but fell short. She holds the GMU record at 14-1¼. “Mandissa really wants to fix a few more things so that she is set to compete well in the NCAAs and hopefully the Olympic Trials,” McGorty said. Marshall earned All-America honorable mention at the NCAAs last season. The NCAA East Regionals will be held May 24-26 in Jacksonville, Fla., followed by the NCAA Championships on June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Olympic Trials on June 22-July 1 in Eugene, Ore. HEALEY HELPS HUSKIES – Freshman Michael Healey (Tunkhannock) is seeing action pitching for the Connecticut baseball team. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound righthander has worked in eight games and has a 6.23 earned

ON CAMPUS BILL ARSENAULT run average. In 82⁄3 innings, he’s given up 14 hits and six runs, all earned, with six walks and seven strikeouts. “Mike is working hard adjusting to Division I baseball,” pitching coach Josh MacDonald said. “He has a nice three-pitch arsenal and when his confidence is right, he’s very effective.” MacDonald believes that Healey will help the Huskies down the road. “I see Michael being an important cog on our pitching staff,” the coach said. “A summer of baseball will be very good one developmentally for him and give him the confidence to come in and earn an even great role next season." The Huskies are currently 26-21 with a 14-7 mark in the Big East. BOWMAN HELPS EAGLES – The Mary Washington women’s tennis team captured the Capital Athletic Conference title with an 8-1 victory over Salisbury and junior Cassie Bowman (Crestwood) had a big hand in the victory. Bowman won her match at No. 3 singles and captured her match in No. 3 doubles for the Eagles, who earned their 14th straight trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament with the victory. The NCAA tourney begins this weekend. On the season, Bowman was 11-12 in singles and 11-7 with three partners in doubles.

Conference Women’s Track Championships last weekend in Elizabethtown with a toss of 39-9¾. She also finished fourth in the discus (111-9¼). The Pride finished fifth in the team standings. SOLID SEASON FOR WOYTACH – Jonathan Woytach did the job at the plate and in the field for the Marywood baseball team. Woytach (Pittston Area) hit .348 (46-for-132) with nine doubles, 23 RBI and 34 runs, the latter was second best on the squad. He also walked 21 times and had a team-high 13 sacrifices. PHOTO PROVIDED At second base, Woytach made six errors on 165 chances George Mason junior Mandissa Marshall, a Crestwood gradu(.952 fielding percentage). ate, holds the GMU record in The junior’s performance the pole vault at 14-1 1⁄4. earned him Colonial States Athletic Conference second team honors. YANORA TOP FROSH – The Pacers finished 22-18 Erika Yanora was named PSAC after losing 10-4 to Keystone and Central Freshman of the Year 5-2 to Gwynedd-Mercy in the for her play with the BloomsCSAC Tournament. burg softball team. TRIO WITH PRIDE – SophoYanora (Tunkhannock) hit more Franco LaBraico (Hazle.312 (49-for-157) with seven ton Area), and freshmen Marc doubles, three triples, a home Noyalis (Dallas) and Josh Everrun and 21 RBI. She scored 32 ett (Lake-Lehman) were memruns. bers of the Widener baseball Sophomore Mandi Black (Northwest) was a pitcher with team, which finished 20-19 overthe Huskies. She was 7-5 with a all and 7-11 in the Commonwealth Conference. 3.20 earned run average. LaBraico was 2-0 pitching Bloomsburg finished 35-16 after losing 4-3 to West Virginia eight games in relief. He worked Wesleyan and 4-1 to Lock Haven nine innings and gave up 11 hits, in the NCAA Division II Atlantic 11 runs, all earned, with 11 walks and six strikeouts. Region Tournament. “Franco was a key arm in our FIRST FOR SZPYNDA – bullpen and was used as a leftWidener sophomore Erica Szpynda (Berwick) captured the handed specialist,” coach Mike LaRosa said. shot put at the Middle Atlantic

Noyalis also pitched in relief, working 12 games and posting a 1-1 record with a 3.00 ERA. In 18 innings, he gave up 20 hits and 11 runs, six earned, with 11 walks and 16 strikeouts. “Marc has a lot of talent and a high upside due to his good work ethic,” LaRosa said. Everett saw limited action in the field but hit .400 (4-for-10) with an RBI and a run. “Josh is one of the hardest working players I’ve ever been around,” LaRosa said. “He had some upperclassmen playing in front of him but he should develop into a very good college player.” SECOND FOR ZACK – Navy freshman Aaron Zack (Crestwood) finished second in the javelin at last weekend’s Patriot League Men’s Outdoor Track Championships in Worcester, Mass. He posted a personal best toss of 200 feet. He earned AllPatriot second team honors for his effort. Zack helped the Midshipmen finish second in the team standings with 153 points. RAVA NAMED TO TEAM – Kacee Rava (Coughlin) played first base and pitched for the Baptist Bible softball team and she was named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference sec-

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HORSENS, Denmark — Matthew Goss of Australia won the third stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday, while world champion Mark Cavendish and overall leader Taylor Phinney were involved in a crash in the high-speed sprint finish. Phinney maintained the overall lead, since times are neutralized when there are crashes at the end of flat stages. Cavendish, who won stage 2 on Sunday, fell hard on his left shoulder but got up and carried his bike across the finish. The BMC team said Phinney’s right ankle had a puncture wound. He also had scrapes on his right elbow and limped up to the pink jersey podium celebration. “You don’t see a lot of crashes like that in the last kilometer, especially the last couple hundred meters,” Phinney said. “I hit the ground really hard and also must have had something hit me, because I have a little stab wound in my ankle.” With Tuesday being a rest day before the race travels back to Italy, Phinney and Cavendish have some time to recover. “Mark’s had a bad crash and is very uncomfortable but we’re taking care of him,” Team Sky

doctor Richard Freeman said. “We’re traveling as a team to Verona.” Italian rider Roberto Ferrari appeared to cause the crash by cutting Cavendish off and was relegated to last place by the race jury. Goss finished in 4 hours, 20 minutes, 53 seconds. Juan Jose Haedo of Saxo Bank finished second and Tyler Farrar of GarminBarracuda was third, both with the same time. The stage featured an entirely flat 118-mile route beginning and ending in Horsens. Phinney won the opening time trial Saturday to become the first American to wear the pink jersey since Christian Vande Velde in 2008 and only the third all-time after Andy Hampsten won the race in 1988. Phinney is not a contender for



Mark Cavendish, bottom center, crashes during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia in Horsens, Denmark, on Monday. Matthew Goss won the third stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday, while world champion Mark Cavendish and overall leader Taylor Phinney were involved in a crash in the highspeed sprint finish. Phinney maintained the overall lead, since times are neutralized when there are crashes at the end of flat stages.

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HAZLE TWP. — A Northeastern Pennsylvania company has announced that it will sponsor a NASCAR racing truck with a central Pennsylvania driver at the wheel. Troy Healthcare LLC, makers of Stopain topical pain relief products, on Monday announced a five-race minimum sponsorship agreement with Peck Motorsports and driver Todd Peck for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The partnership begins with the Iowa 200 race at the Iowa Speedway on July 14. The announcement was made at Troy Healthcare’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Valmont Industrial Park.

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In addition to the Stopain logo on the hood, the truck will carry the Arthritis Foundation and Kids Get Arthritis Too logos. The agreement between Peck and the maker of Stopain was not a coincidence. Peck, 26, of Jefferson, York County, was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at the age of 15. “My back gets sore when I race, and that’s from the arthritis. So I have just learned to live with it. People have arthritis and can still do things. I just think this program reminds people that you can still achieve goals.” Peck Motorsports has a history of promoting arthritis awareness and this latest partnership continues that. Some proceeds from the sale of Stop-

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The jury also found Google infringed on Oracle’s copyright on nine lines of Java code that is in Android, but Oracle can only go after statutory damages on that one. couldn’t agree on whether Google’s use was legally protected “fair use.” Without that determination, it will be difficult for Oracle to win major damages. The jury also found Google infringed on Oracle’s copyright on nine lines of Java code that is in Android, but Oracle can only go after statutory

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OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday that Europe will have a hard time resolving its fiscal problems because of the structure of the European Union and this weekend’s election results in Greece and France. But he says the turmoil in Europe won’t keep him from investing. Buffett said Berkshire plans to Buffett add to its stakes Monday in two U.S. companies. “I think the worst mistake you can make in stocks is to buy or sell based on current headlines,” Buffett said. He did not identify the two companies. Berkshire’s chairman and CEO said Europe has “got a lot of problems. They’ll solve them, but not without a lot of pain.” He said he wouldn’t hesitate to buy a European business if he found an attractive one to add to Berkshire’s portfolio of more than 80 companies, including the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, Geico insurance and MidAmerican Energy. But Buffett said he avoids buying into businesses like Facebook because it’s too hard to estimate what they might be worth. “I’m an agnostic on a company like Facebook. Anytime you get a truly extraordinary business — and it’s obvious it’s an extraordinary business — they’re the hardest ones to value,” Buffett said. Buffett was asked about his eventual successor at Berkshire during an interview on Fox Business Network later Monday. The questions are coming up because Buffett is 81 years old and was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer although the disease is not expected to threaten his health. Buffett is keeping secret the identity of the person likely to succeed him as Berkshire’s CEO but is narrowing the field — he says the top choice and two backups are men. Buffett has said Berkshire’s board has chosen his successor, but doesn’t want to name him because the choice could change. He expects his successor will maintain the company culture. “My successor doesn’t need apprenticing,” Buffett said. NATURAL GAS $2.34


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FRIDAY Partly sunny, cool

67° 42°

SUNDAY Showers possible

73° 42°

Syracuse 66/55

Pottsville 69/57

New York City 68/59 Reading 73/59

Harrisburg 72/60

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Yesterday Average Record High Record Low

Heating Degree Days*

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Today Tomorrow

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 73-74. Lows: 62-62. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers and scattered thunderstorms tonight.

Philadelphia 73/61


The Finger Lakes

Highs: 62-70. Lows: 47-55. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight.

Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 70-77. Lows: 61-64. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight.

0.03” 0.64” 0.76” 8.55” 11.04” Sunset 8:09p 8:10p Moonset 7:57a 9:04a

Susquehanna Stage Wilkes-Barre 5.33 Towanda 3.12 Lehigh Bethlehem 3.07 Delaware Port Jervis 3.70 Last

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Highs: 62-67. Lows: 53-57. Rain and scattered thunderstorms. Showers and isolated thunderstorms tonight.

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70° 50°

Highs: 64-70. Lows: 58-62. Scattered showers and thunderstorms north. Showers and thunderstorms tonight.



The Poconos

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Towanda 66/53

State College 70/54



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Scranton 67/55


70° 50°

REGIONAL FORECAST Today’s high/ Tonight’s low

62° 52°

71° 56°

June 4

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Converging winds along a stalled front will maintain a low deck of nimbostratus clouds today with rain and drizzle at any time. Just before midnight, the wind will shift toward the west, ending the rain. Total rainfall will range from 4 to 8 tenths of an inch. We still need from 1 to 3 inches of rain to bring our spring rainfall up to normal. Partial sunshine returns for Wednesday, but with colder air aloft, more showers are possible in the afternoon. Thursday will feel much cooler with northerly winds, but at least our lawns and gardens will be happy. - Tom Clark

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NATIONAL FORECAST: A storm system will bring rain and scattered thunderstorms to the Northeast today, while showers and thunderstorms will extend from the Mid-Atlantic into the Southeast. A few of these storms may be strong to severe. Showers and thunderstorms will also spread along a frontal boundary from the southern Plains into the central and southern Rockies.


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Understanding sweeteners

What makes us so enjoy the taste of sweets? According to the latest position paper on “Nutritive and Non-nutritive Sweeteners” from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (http:// our taste for sugar is innate. It’s the sweet taste of lactose (milk sugar) that guides a newborn

baby to mom’s breast. And genetics plays a role as well, say experts. Here’s a quick primer on sweeteners in our diet: Nutritive sweeteners are a source of energy (calories). Some are a natural part of the food we eat such as lactose in dairy foods and fructose in fruit, honey and agave. Some “added sugars” are

derived from natural sources. For example, sucrose — half fructose and half glucose “table sugar” — is found in cane and sugar beets. “Non-nutritive” sweeteners are those that impart a sweet taste without calories. Examples are acesulfame K (derived from an organic acid and potassium), aspartame (made from two protein-type amino acids), and stevia (a sugar-type molecule

processed from the stevia plant). Sucralose (aka Splenda) is another example of a non-nutritive sweetener. Sweeteners do more than impart a sweet taste. Sugar inhibits the growth of microbes (bad bugs) in jams and jellies. It can balance the acid taste of dressings and sauces. It adds volume, texture, flavor and color to various


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food creations. Chewing gum that contains xylitol — a sugar alcohol — has been found to prevent dental caries. We need sugar. It is the fuel that runs all of our body machinery. Glucose, for example is the primary energy source for every cell in the body. Cells — including brain

cells — will die without adequate glucose. We eat more sugar than we need. Excessive amounts of added sugar provide no redeeming nutritional value other than added calories. And like all extra calories, those that are not burned for fuel get stored as fat. Experts tell us that excess consumption of added sugars is linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

National Nurses Week



Free skin cancer screenings Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology will hold its annual skin cancer screening event from 1:15 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Specialty Services, Entrance A, 675 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre. Those who have moles, skin changes or have been exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays, should attend the free screening to find out if they are at risk. Registration is required. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 275-6401 and say “Carelink” at the first prompt, or register online at

Using honey to fight allergies is worth a try Q: What’s your thought on using local honey to help with spring allergies? I’ve found that since taking a tablespoon daily, my allergies have been much better. —A.W., Kennesaw, Ga. A: It seems that the anecdotal evidence that consuming honey made by bees local to where one lives reduces seasonal allergies is much stronger than the sparse amount of formal research done to date. The principal behind ingesting a tablespoon of locally produced honey daily is that it contains pollen from flowering plants endemic to your area. The bees become covered in pollen spores from whatever is in bloom and this is transferred to their honey. The belief is that such exposure to the local allergens is like an oral form of allergy shot desensitization. The problem is that there have only been two randomized studies using a placebo group to date to test this hypothesis. The first study, conducted in 2002 by the University of Connecticut Health Center on only 36 allergy sufferers found that honey did not show a measurable reduction in allergy symptoms compared against a placebo. A second study conducted in 2011 on just 44 allergy sufferers to birch pollen found that the local honey did relieve symptoms compared to the placebo group. My advice would be that if the locally produced honey helps with your allergy symptoms, keep using it. For most folks, it’s safe enough to give it a try. My only caution would be in diabetic patients and those with the severest of allergies who might be at risk for a serious life-threatening allergic reaction to the honey.

Free arthritis screenings In celebration of May as Arthritis Awareness Month, Allied Services Integrated Health Systems is offering free arthritis screenings in its Heinz Rehab Centers. Screenings will be held Thursday Heinz Pittston Rehab Center; May 14, Heinz Drums Rehab Center and Heinz Mountaintop Rehab Center; May 15, Heinz Tunkhannock Rehab Center and Heinz Forty Fort Rehab Center; May 16, Heinz Rehab Hospital Wilkes-Barre; May 17, Heinz Dallas Rehab Center; May 23, Heinz Nanticoke Rehab Center. For information or to schedule a screening, call 1-888REHAB-PA (1-888-134-2272). Book project to benefit Pancreatic Cancer network

Intellectual Disabilities Awareness event set The Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/ Mental Retardation Program and its Advisory Board will sponsor its 21st Annual Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Breakfast at 9 a.m. May 18 at the Shadowbrook Resort, Tunkhannock. This year’s theme is “Communities That Care”. Guest speaker Patrick H. Foose will share his experiences of growing up with Aspergers and how actions can change lives. He has given inspirational speeches to hundreds of school and college-age stuSee BRIEFS, Page 2C


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David A. Jolley, author of “A Good Cup of Coffee…ShortTime Major Leaguers & Their Claims to Fame,” has announced a book sale project with 20 percent of the purchase price benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Jolley’s book, which sells for $12 including shipping, highlights numerous short-time major league baseball players who made lasting impressions by making the Hall of Fame in another sport, succeeding in the entertainment industry, setting records or being involved in some strange or unusual occurrence. The project to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is in memory of Jolley’s brother-in-law, Jack Reilly, who passed away from this disease last year. Books, which can be signed and personalized, are available by calling Jolley at 814-3385 or emailing him at



By TIM STONESIFER The Evening Sun, Hanover, Pa.

ANOVER, Pa. -- We’re talking about a clinic here so it’s not a long story because they come and you treat them and they might cry a bit but then you have to let them go. • That’s the idea, said Joyce Bragg, a nurse at Hanover Hospital who’s seen her share of clinic duty. • But when the kids come in, it’s not always that easy. • Like when you’ve got a little boy with big brown eyes holding his belly, it’s not so easy.

Ritchie was 7 years old. He presented with pain in the abdomen. The nurse laid him on the table and felt gently with her hands and asked the questions she’d asked before and the mass in his stomach was just impossible to miss. The nurse felt it. She looked over at silent family. “His mom asked me, please, to fix it,” she said. It’s National Nurses Week and such stories have been swirling. But for an industry in which

thanks are more likely passed along in a whispered word or a meaningful look than through public accolades, it’s not the easiest thing to find, the quintessential nursing story. The one that will have all the kids clamoring to come to nursing class. Maybe that’s for the best, said Cindy Donell, campus director of nursing at Harrisburg Area Community College’s York campus. Because See CARE, Page 2C


Four-year degree becoming a must in nursing By RICHARD NEWMAN The Record (Hackensack N.J.)

HACKENSACK, N.J. _ The health care sector has been one of the better segments of the nation’s slowly improving employment picture. Nevertheless, nursing student Corynth Torres is bracing for what could be a long job hunt. “Honestly, I don’t expect it to be easy,” said Torres, who is scheduled to graduate from Bergen Community College’s twoyear nursing program in May. She plans to take the state examination for certification as a registered nurse soon afterward. Torres said nursing “seemed to be the right choice” because it offers the best opportunity for steady employment, good

pay, flexible hours and advancement. However, competition is stiff because the number of nursing graduates has risen and older nurses are delaying retirement in an uncertain economy, leaving fewer openings. Another barrier for many graduates is employers are more insistent that nurses hold four-year degrees. “New graduates are having trouble for the first time in a long time,” said Sharon Zaucha, associate dean of nursing at the community college. “The enrollment trends are still very strong, but there are not a lot of jobs for entry-level registered nurses,” she said. Jobs numbers released recently by the fedeal government showed health care

employment continued to grow in March. But like employment overall, the rate of growth slowed, with 26,000 health care jobs added, down from a 61,000 increase in February and a 43,000 gain in January. A recent report from the New England Journal of Medicine said a long-standing nursing shortage is over, at least for now, after the number of full-time nurses in the United States grew by 386,000 between 2005 and 2010, despite the recession. By 2020, a nursing shortage could return as an anticipated surge in nurse retirements will coincide with a rise in demand for health care as baby boomers reach MediSee DEGREE, Page 3C

Q: I recently heard that Starbucks strawberry Frappuccinos use a red food coloring made from dried, crushed up bugs. Are there any other foods that routinely contain bugs? —H.V., Orlando, Fla. A: For many years, we’ve been consuming the natural red food dye made from the dried, finely ground remains of the South American insect, Dactylopius coccus. While the finely ground powder does not impart any flavor to the many foods to which it is added, the idea of consuming desiccated bug powder is unappealing to many. These bugs are tiny: to make one pound of cochineal extract, 70,000 insects are required. Its presence is disguised under natural coloring ingredient names like cochineal extract or carmine extract. Cochineal extract recently received national attention when it was discovered that Starbucks switched to cochineal as a move away from artificial coloring. While safe for the vast majority of folks, there have been rare cases of allergic reaction to cochineal extract. Cochineal and carmine extracts are not vegan, nor are they Kosher. As an alternative to cochineal dye, beets are another source of red dye. There are indeed insect body parts, rodent hair and other icky things that the FDA permits in limited quantities in our foods. The FDA says that a certain amount of contamination is unavoidable in commercial food processing. It further states that it is economically impractical to grow, harvest or process raw products that are totally free of non-hazardous, naturally occurring unavoidable defects. The FDA sets limits for naturally occurring contaminants that are unaesthetic but in most cases not hazards to public health. Dr. Mitchell Hecht is a physician specializing in internal medicine. Send questions to him at: "Ask Dr. H," P.O. Box 767787, Atlanta, Ga. 30076. Due to the large volume of mail received, personal replies are not possible.

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BLOOD DRIVES LUZERNE COUNTY: The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts community blood drives throughout the month. Donors who are 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 1 10 pounds and are in relatively good health or 16 years old and have a parental permission form completed, may give blood every 56 days. To learn more about how to donate blood or platelets or to schedule a blood donation,

FREE CLINICS BACK MOUNTAIN FREE MEDICAL CLINIC: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 65 Davis St., Shavertown. Volunteers, services and supplies needed. For more information, call 696-1144. BMW FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church, rear entrance, 780 S. Main St., WilkesBarre. Free basic care for people without health insurance and the




call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767). In addition to those listed below, blood drives are conducted at the American Red Cross Regional Blood Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Hanover Industrial Estates, Ashley, Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sundays from 7:30 a.m.-noon. Appointments are suggested but walk-ins are accepted. Platelet appointments can be made by calling 823-7164, ext. 2235. For a complete donation schedule, visit: REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG or call 1-800-RED-

underserved. Call 822-9605. CARE AND CONCERN FREE HEALTH CLINIC: Registration 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, former Seton Catholic High School, 37 William St., Pittston. Basic health care and information provided. Call 954-0645. THE HOPE CENTER: Free basic medical care and preventive health care information for the uninsured or underinsured, legal advice and pastoral counseling, 6-8 p.m. Mondays; free chiropractic evaluations and vision care, including free replacement


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this work is not easy. “You have to really analyze yourself,” that’s what Donell tells prospective students. “It’s a service profession, and that means holidays, weekends. It takes a certain drive in the individual. “You have to be able to rise to the occasion.” That being said, the job can be rewarding. As part of HACC’s nursing program, Donell sees plenty of people come through who can make it in what most agree is a growing industry. While some hospitals have been holding off hiring as the economy spits and sputters, nonetheless the population is getting older, technology is improving and people are living longer. That means more nurses are needed, which means demand and potentially good pay and plenty of job stability. And if you can think critically, Donell said, there’s a place for you. “Being a caring person, that used to be enough. But it’s a very complex industry now,” she said. “You need to be a critical thinker. You need to be able to adapt, but if you can do that you’ll succeed.” Ritchie needed a kidney transplant. That much was clear, Bragg said. From the first it was obvious the issue was hydronephrosis, or “water inside the kidney.” In this case the cause was the boy’s ureters, which weren’t properly draining because of a congenital defect. It caused a painful backup

National Nurses Week began officially in 1954, when it was observed in October to mark the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s ground-breaking mission to help those injured in the Crimean War, according to the American Nurses Association. In the late 1970s several states rallied to promote a nurse-recognition day, and in 1982 the ANA formally acknowledged May 6 as “National Nurses Day.” President Ronald Reagan then signed a proclaiming the day “National Recognition Day for Nurses.” The ANA expanded the event to a week-long celebration beginning in 1991, and the event is now known as “National Nurses Week.”

into his small kidneys. The family, of course, was frightened. There were questions about how to proceed. There were concerns about the potential transplant, a word that recalls an afternoon in the garden but which for a kidney requires a team of surgeons, nurses, equipment and machines. Skill. Time. And more luck than anyone would like. So Bragg spoke to them of these things. She spoke of the odds and the doctor’s orders and of how she’d seen it work before. Along the way she learned their names. She hugged and held hands. She wasn’t on the clock, when Ritchie went into surgery. But that mother of five who lives in Lebanon and commutes to work, well, she still wasn’t thinking about day-to-day duties. Any of 1,000 things in her own life.








CROSS (733-2767). Area blood donation sites include: Today, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley. Thursday, 12:30-6 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top; 1-6 p.m., Nescopeck VFW, 435 West Third St., Nescopeck. Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley. Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–noon, Wilkes-

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Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley. Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley; 12:30-6 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Reservoir Road, Dallas; 1-6 p.m., St. Monica’s Parish, 363 W. Eighth St., Exeter. May 15, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley; noon-6 p.m., Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville.

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VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 190 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Primary and preventive health care for the working uninsured and underinsured in Luzerne County with incomes less than two times below feder-

WILKES-BARRE FREE CLINIC: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Appointments are necessary. Call 793-4361. A dental clinic is also available from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday by appointment. Call 235-5642. Physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, RNs, LPNs and social workers are needed as well as receptionists and interpreters. To volunteer assistance leave a message for Pat at 793-4361.

She was thinking about that little boy, and hoping. Today more than ever, the pool of prospective nurses is diverse, Donell said. As a college administrator, she sees three main groups studying nursing - older people who have finished one career and are looking to start something else that they always wanted to do; people who’ve been laid off in other sectors looking for a profession with better stability; and young kids out of high school who think nursing is the life for them. Any of the three can excel, Donell said. Then again, any of them can be in for a surprise. There are tough days, no doubt, and it’s up to the individual nurse to understand the limits, to know what he or she can handle. You have to analyze yourself in this job, she said, to know where you can best serve people. “You have to think,” she said, “if it was my family member laying there who would I want coming to their bedside?” That might seem obvious from the outside looking in, Donell said, but it’s far from simple. And no, it’s not like on TV. Donell said there are too many Hollywood portrayals that shows a nurse as a woman who never gets her hands dirty, and by extension too many kids who now come in with that expectation. She breaks them of it quickly. It’s nursing, she tells the young students, and you have to check catheters and change diapers and blot bloody noses. “But you make a difference,” she says. Ritchie died in January of this year.

It was warm and dry that day in Haiti. That’s where Ritchie died. He was a Haitian boy Joyce Bragg met on one of the first of a dozen mission trips to Central America a few years ago, taken initially to fill some college credits. She’s been back a dozen times since, on her own dime. On vacations and over holidays. “You want to save them all,” the nurse said. No matter who they are or where they are, the pain is the same. Sure, she’s heard the question why don’t you take care of your own? She’s heard it a lot, actually. She tells those people she’s doing that, too. You tell them you’re working on it, she said. And, you remember. Whether it’s a father of four or a borough grandmother or a little boy with big brown eyes almost 10 in a country where children are written off at the first sign of sickness, Bragg said, you remember. The bumpy flights and that tarantula in the clinic’s dirt-floor latrine and the coloring books you brought him, the ones he’d wait for with hands outstretched. “Sometimes, though, it’s just not enough,” she said. That’s the job. So on a good day you laugh and you go home and you hold your loved ones tight, and feel like you’ve provided some service. On a bad day, well, you just hope you helped preserve a bit of dignity for someone. And then you think of all those others who need a hand or a sympathetic ear, Joyce Bragg said. You’re a nurse, she said, rising. So you get back to work.


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dents and teachers throughout the state while attending Northampton Community College. Cost is $10 per person. For more information on the breakfast, call 825-9441 or (800) 816-1880 or email: Panel of experts to discuss breast cancer research The Many Faces of Breast Cancer, a national program educating and celebrating breast cancer survivors, will be hosted by Geisinger Community Medical Center as part of its Ladies Night Out lecture series. The program will be at 6 p.m. May 31 at the Scranton Cultural Center. A panel of medical experts will address a range of survivorship issues including psychosocial support, nutrition and diet, recurrence, and the latest breast cancer research. Medical professionals include Dr. Victor Vogel, director of the Geisinger Cancer Institute; Dr. Timothy Farrell, director of Surgery at Geisinger Community Medical Center; Dr. Gregory Bormes, division chief of plastic surgery, Geisinger Community Medical Center; and Dr. Uzma Malik, radiation oncologist, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Henry Cancer Center. The program includes free light fare, a cash bar, live music and regional vendors. Representatives will also be present from the American Cancer Society, the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of NEPA, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), and Breast Friends. To register, call 969-8986 or email Wilkes-Barre General

Hospital awarded accreditation The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) recently announced that the Center for Advanced Rehabilitation at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital has been accredited for a period of three years. This is the first accreditation that CARF has awarded to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, which opened the 20-bed unit in July 2011. The three-year accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and demonstrates the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-tear accreditation has undergone a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. Valley Open MRI receives accreditation Valley Open MRI & Diagnostic Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on both their Toshiba Vantage Titan 1.5 Tesla and their Hitachi Airis II. This accreditation is the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peerreview evaluation by boardcertified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

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HEALTH PEOPLE Darcie Schaffer, HealthyWoman case coordinator for Maternal and Family Health Services, Wilkes-Barre, attended the 2012 Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum, after being awarded a scholarship from the Avon FoundaSchaffer tion for Women. This year’s forum took place March 21-23 in New York, N.Y., and focused on programs exploring overcoming racial disparities in breast cancer care and treatment, as well as ensuring access to breast cancer early detection programs and treatment. Schaffer was one of more than 275 community health educators, patient navigators, nurses and physicians from all 50 states who attended the forum.




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care eligibility. That is a plausible scenario, according to Susan BakewellSachs, program director for New Jersey Nursing Initiative. That program helps nursing schools develop curricula with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “This is a temporary easing related to the effects of the recession,” Bakewell-Sachs said. In New Jersey, for example, the average age of the state’s 114,654 registered nurses is near 50, she said. Meanwhile, employers and nursing schools are working to meet a recommendation by the








Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, that 80 percent of registered nurses have bachelor’s degrees by 2020. Hackensack University Medical Center, for example, hires registered nurses with two-year associate degrees only if they are enrolled in a bachelor’s program, said Karen Hanson, the hospital’s director of talent acquisition and retention. Beginning in 2013, all new hires must have a baccalaureate nursing degree, she said. Currently, about 63 percent of the hospital’s 2,800 nurses hold the four-year degrees. The hospital offers employees tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 a year, Hanson said. The number of people receiving baccalaureate degrees in nursing doubled nationwide to 161,540 in 2010 from 72,986 in 2000 according to the American







Association of Colleges of Nursing based in Washington. The Hackensack hospital, because of its prestige and “extremely competitive” pay and benefits, has not faced a nursing shortage, Hanson said. It receives more than 10,000 nursing applications a year to fill about 300 jobs on average, she said. In a metropolitan statistical area that includes New York City and some of its suburbs, the average annual pay for registered nurses is more than $83,000. Torres said her goal is to get a nursing job and work toward a baccalaureate at the same time. She plans to focus her job hunt on same-day surgery centers. That is not a bad strategy, according to Bakewell-Sachs. Much of the growth in nursing jobs is taking place in nursing homes and at ambulatory-care centers, pharmacy clinics and in the home health services area,




she said. “What I tell students is they should be thinking of a career trajectory that includes an educa-

tion projection path,” said Bakewell-Sachs. “Anyone who has other people’s lives in their hands must be a lifelong learner.”

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Special Care Hospital, an affiliate of Commonwealth Health, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or publication in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.


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Walk for Recovery, health fair to be held May 20 ‘Bridge the Gap-Walk into Recovery’ is the theme for the 11th annual Walk for Recovery and Mental Health Fair sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wilkes-Barre Chapter and other community mental health agencies. The free event will be held May 20. Walkers will gather at noon at the Guard Insurance Group parking lot, River and West Market streets, Wilkes-Barre. The walk to Kirby Park will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at the park where a picnic and mental health fair will be held. A cookout, refreshments and a Chinese Auction will round out the afternoon activities. Information on mental health topics will be available. For more information, call NAMI at 371-3844. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Patricia Mentis, Step by Step, Inc., and Paul Radzavicz, NAMI-WilkesBarre Chapter. Second row: Scott Cienki, United Rehabilitation Services; Erin Cabana, NAMI-Wilkes-Barre Chapter; and Paul VanMaanen, Children’s Service Center.


The Center for Cancer Wellness Candy’s Place Center recently received a $200 donation from the employee planning committee at Little Flower Manor in Wilkes-Barre. The money will benefit the services at Candy’s Place, a cancer resource and wellness center located in Forty Fort. Candy’s Place will be holding its 15th annual Rainbow Walk 10 a.m. Saturday at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. For information on Candy’s Place, or the walk, visit or call 714-8800. Members of the committee are Stefanie DiGennari, Pat Kelly, Dolly Malay, Donna Burden, Sister Ann and Sister Mary Elizabeth.


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and John Headley. KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., is celebrating Senior Center Open House today. A special Mother’s Day lunch will be served. At 11:15 a.m. AAA will be presenting “Car Care and Driver Safety for Seniors.” AARP Driver Safety classes will be offered in May. Those who have never taken the class can take the initial training 1-5 p.m. May 14. Individuals who only need the refresher class can register for the class 1-5 p.m. May 21. Call the center at 287-1102 to register.

EDWARDSVILLE: Edwardsville Senior Center, 57 Russell St., is hosting the following activities. Today: Mother’s Day luncheon and open house Thursday: Annual Senior Dinner Dance at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center May 17: presentation on Medicare and active Americans, American Life & Casualty May 22: presentation, Eating Healthy For A Healthy Heart, Erwine Home Health May 23: ice cream social presented by Kingston Commons May 24: Rep. Gerald Mullery, staff member visi May 30: National Senior Health & Fitness Day






Mary Pietrzykowski. New members are always welcome. At the last meeting the club congratulated Barbara and Anthony Elgonitis on the celebration of their 53rd wedding anniversary. Fifty-fifty winners were Chris Hurst, Lottie Kalafut, and Betty Reese. Members who want to attend the Mom and Dad dinner at Alden Manor on May 21 must have their reservations made by Monday. Up coming trips: June 20, a day trip to Erharts Waterfront, Hawley. The trip includes a continental breakfast, a show “On Golden







Pond,” and a family-style dinner. July 19, a day trip to Caesars Casino, Atlantic City. Sept 16-20, Wildwood, N.J., for five days and four nights, includes breakfasts, dinners, tours and shows. Call Ann at 779-3203 if interested. EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors are making final preparations for the 37th anniversary Mass and dinner. Fifty-fifty winners at the last meeting were Marie Cheskiewicz, Sam Ferrara, Evelyn Naples, Joann Naples and Veronica Wyandt. Helen Zarychta won the special game prize and

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 PAGE 5C Terri Mislan won the bingo jackpot. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a Casino trip on Wednesday and a trip to Woodloch Pines Resort on May 20. Pick ups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome on trips. Call Johanna at 655-2720 for details.

no later than 12:30 p.m. as photos will be taken. At the club’s last meeting Sue Magga won the springer and 50-50 winners were Regina Corba, Mary Arruzo and Bernadine Elick. Bakers/servers for the May 25 meeting are Rose Mary Galardi, Romayne Butka, Hilda Brizzy and Mary Jane Forlin.

WILKES-BARRE: Members of St. Robert E. Bellarmine Senior Club will hold their 35th anniversary dinner at Konefal’s in Edwardsville on Wednesday. Members are asked to be present

PITTSTON: The Jenkins Township Senior Citizens’ organization will hold its annual anniversary dinner at 6 p.m. today at the Jenkins Township Hose House. Bingo will be played.

PLYMOUTH: Senior Citizen’s Friendship Club of St. Mary’s will meet 1 p.m. May 14 at the Holy Child School Building, Willow Street. Servers are: Romaine Volovicz, Geraldine Wabik, Phyllis Warakomski, Phyllis Stock and


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MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Top Social Club will meet today at noon at the Stage Coach, Route 309, for a Mother/Father’s Day dinner. A sit down dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. A 50/50 drawing will also be held. A trip will take place Thursday to Riverview Inn, Matamoras, to see “Hillbilly Wedding.” Cost is $60 per person and includes bus, show, dinner and all gratuities. General public is welcome. For reservations call Otto at 474-0641.

FALLS: The Falls Senior Center invites anyone older than 60 to the following activities: Today: Mother’s Day luncheon; 1 p.m. open house; and 11:15 a.m. an oldies vocal presentation by Debbie Switzer Thursday: free blood pressure screening by Julie Grodis from Golden Living Center Friday: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. presentation on Lyme disease by Chris Royek, Health Department May 18 and May 19: open house and historical pictures of Falls, Mill City, Lake Winola and Northmooreland Townohip. Pictures and discussion by Herb Watkins




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HONOR ROLL Pittston Area Senior High School John Haas, principal, Pittston Area Senior High School, recently announced those students who have qualified for the Honor Roll for the 2012 third quarter. Grade 12: Honors with Distinction: Thomas Allardyce, Anthony Amitia, Shelby Aruscavage, Jonathan Aston, Jessica Baker, Joshua Blaker, Kathleen Blazosek, Emily Bogdan, Bianca Bolton, Tina Boyanowski, Kaitlin Brady, Charles Bressler, Ciera Callahan, Jennifer Cerulli, Pietro Colella, Charles Cometa, James Connors, Elizabeth Cox, Tyler Cummings, Brittany Czerniakowski, Christine D’Agostino, Brian Delaney, Kristina Dixon, Amanda Dockett, Patrick Dougherty, David Dragon, Danielle Fereck, Michelle Fernando, Nina Fischer, Afton Fonzo, Paul Gestl, Brian Gima, Daniel Ginocchetti, Breana Gonzalez, Jordan Gruttadauria, Jennifer Hadley, Joseph Harth, Dalton Hazlet, Rebecca Hetro, Michael Hizny, Nicholas Holl, Samantha Horchos, Stephanie Jugus, Kelly Keener, Susan Kitcho, Cherie Klush, Alexander Korjeski, Sarah Kosik, Christopher Kovaleski, Jeremie Kudey, Robert Kuzynski, James Lamarca, Jamie Lee, Timothy Lello, Kelly Lynn, Kendall Melochick, Ashley Menichini, Robert Meranti, Kenneth Miller, Todd Mitchell, Samantha Moluski, Jaret Monteforte, Terry Morgan, Christopher Musto, Patrick Nallin, Marissa Nardone, Kristi Naylor, Grace O’Neill, Jessica Oliveri, Benjamin Pace, Michael Panuski, Brandon Pernot, Austyn Pivarnik, Anna Podrasky, Ariel Porzuczek, Rachele Poveromo, Dylan Prescott, Elizabeth Raffa, Nicholas Remsky, Anthony Schwab, Christen Sedlak, Jenna Sharr, Steven Sklanka, Alison Slomba, Shelby Smith, Alissa Stegman, Joseph Stoss, Steven Stravinski, Matthew Taylor, Tanya Tiffany, Jessica Welter, David Whispell, Edward Winn, Mallory Yozwiak. First Honors: Francisco Alfaro, Miranda Bellas, Donald Booth, Nicolette Bradshaw, Adam Bykowski, Sarah Demace, Madeline Dworak, Bruce Edwards, Dynelle Evans, Christopher Gerrity, Angelo Guariglia, Evan Hahn, Joshua Herron, Rachel Kashuba, Edward Klein, Alexandra Kochis, Caroline Manganiello, Brandon Matthews, Thomas Matthews, Katherine McGinty, Taylor Miller, Amy Mozeleski, Ashley Sadberry, Christopher Santana, Jamie Scarantino, Michael Stankoski, Gabrielle Vaxmonsky, Brielle Warren, Christopher Wesolowski, Bryan Winters. Second Honors: Danielle Acernese, Chastity Anderson, Samantha Bird, Stephen Bugianesi, Caitlynn Cadwalder, Danielle Corcoran, Devon Davis, Dominique Exter, Brittany Gilley, Patrick Kaczmarczyk, Nikole Kenyon, Anthony Mancini, Shaun McDermott, Thomas Powell, Jane Pramitha, Samantha Schneider, Samantha Scialpi, Justin Searfoss, Thomas Strunk, Jordan Teixeira, Bianca Tuttle, Marissa Vogue, Josh Zurek. Grade 1 1: Honors with Distinction: Frank Ardo, James Ardoline, Kyle Berlinski, Aaron Black, Nicholas Bolka, Maria Capitano,








Alia Gestl, Adam Ginocchetti, Mason Gross, Michael Harth, Emily Herron, Zachary Hoffmann, Brittany Hypolite, Katie Jobson, Samantha Kachinsky, Allison Kizer, Adrian Langan, Kaycee Langan, Rachel Lazevnick, Steven Lee, Sierra Lieback, Rachel Longo, Maria Lussi, Tyler Lutecki, Cameron Marotto, Jennifer Mataloni, Dana Maurizi, Nicole Mayerski, Patrick McGinty, Zachary Mckitish, Breana Miller, Kallie Miller, Mark Miscavage, Brittni Morrell, Tyler Mullen, Jenna Mundenar, Leanne Para, Michael Parrs, Justin Peterson, Michael Pieszala, Troy Platukus, Charles Poli, Taylor Powers, Jacqueline Rabender, Joshua Razvillas, Alyssa Rodzinak, Sara Ruby, Robert Ryzner, Michael Schwab, Rachel Simansky, Kaitlyn Simyan, Ciara Smith, Bridget Starinsky, Andrea Stephenson, Alyssa Talerico, Antonia Timonte, Kayla Vogue, Carly Walker, David Wilczewski, Trent Woodruff, Tyler Woodruff, James Wychock, Meredith Yozwiak, Jean Luc Yurchak. First Honors: Michael Antal, Rhiannon Avvisato, Taylor Balasavage, Kyla Balchune, Anthony Baldiga, Jason Bandru, Daniel Brady, Christine Briggs, Christopher Cummings, Nicole Dale, Megan Farrell, Brandon Ferrance, Candido Green, Robert Haas, Kenneth Hoover, Julie Kalinas, Alyssa Knowles, Carmen LoBrutto, Irene Magdon, Jessica Maleta, Matthew Miller, Mark Modlesky, Samantha Moska, Matthew Mott, Cales Owens, Alleysha Reynolds, Scott Sayer, Kyle Sommer, Tyler Spurlin, Colin Sweeney, Richard Weinstock, Ryan Witman, Andrew Yuhas. Second Honors: Brandyn Ayers, Samantha Baldwin, Terry Briggs, Michael Bush, Michael Carey, Samantha Coleman, Robert Dudek, Karysa Fashouer, Aarika Hennington, Brandon Hudacko, Ryan Joyce, Jonathon Kamor, Tyler Koval, David Mancini, Michael Mazur, Summer McLaughlin, Tyler Mooney, Taya Oliver, Courtney Osiecki, Justin Paglianite, Samantha Piazza, Desiree Piotrowski, Whitney Prescott, Rosemary Ritsick, Taylor Roberts, Evan Rosengrant, Samantha Rydzy, Ian Satkowski, Eric Scatena, Megan Schuster, Emily Schwartz, Kaila Slack, Jordan Spindler, Ethan Walker, Kaitlyn Wallace, Kevin Wesolowski, Marissa Williams, Mariah Zimmerman, Haleigh Zurek.

Anthony Capozucca, Matthew Carroll, Michael Chisdock, Anthony Cotto, Jamie Coyne, Jordan Cumbo, Christian Curtis, Ronald D’Eliseo, Sarah Driscoll, Ciara Edwards, Austin Elko, Kristen Fereck, Carmella Gagliardi, Michael Harding, Mianna Hopkins, Austin Kostelansky, Kyle Kostelansky, Joseph Koytek, Kaitlynn Kuchta, Olivia Lanza, Catherine Lombardo, Jamie Lombardo, Kristen Lombardo, Katrina Lutecki, Christopher Lynch, Elizabeth Mikitish, Connor Mitchell, Kelly Mitchell, Nicholas Montini, James Musto, Santino Musto, Cassie Nocito, Calvin O’Boyle, Karlee Patton, Mark Prebish, Suraj Pursnani, Shelby Rinaldi, Bryan Russo, Marina Sell, Julia Shandra, Jillian Starinsky, Joseph Starinsky, Stephen Starinsky, Brian Stonikinis, Cory Tobin, Ian Tracy, Ryan Tracy, Shannon Turner, Michael Twardowski, Miranda Warunek, Kansas White, Ariele Williams, Matthew Yatison, Hannah Zondlo. First Honors: Mary Theresa Anderson, Nicole Baker, Alexandra Cawley, Sara Czerniakowski, Derrick Donato, Cassandra Giarratano, Mieranda Gonzalez, Samantha Hoban, Jeremy Homschek, James Lizza, Raeann Loftus, Justin Martinelli, Nicholas Maruska, Felix Mascelli, Kaitlyn McGuire, John Minich, Ashley Muchler, Nicole Piccoletti, Matthew Pierantoni, Joshua Reynolds, Dakota Rowan, Joshua Rugletic, Matthew Shamnoski, Amy Silinskie, Justin Stavish, Jonathan Sulkoski, Marissa Vogel, Justin Wilk, Kaitlynn Wolfram, Ryan Youngblood. Second Honors: Katlyn Arena, Dillon Chapman, Joseph Chiumento, Kevin Dolman, Samuel Falcone, Damien Fryzel, Ryan Hawksley, John Kielbasa, Haley Kline, Kristopher Littleton, Michael McGlynn, Cody McLean, Cecelia Melley, Brittany Mudlock, Gabrielle Poplarchick, Angelina Reed, Kristen Santey, Emily Seaman, Alexandria Serafin, Nicole Sitnick, Tiffany Smith, Desiree Sorak, Carissa Suhockey, Gary Thomas, Jonathan Tonte, James Tugend, Blasé Twardowski, Sierra Williams, Darius Wright. Grade 10: Honors with Distinction: Antoinette Antonacci, Alex Bauman, Kevin Boone, Ali Brady, Laura Brady, Nicole Chaiko, Joseph Champi, Enrico Connors, Robert Costello, Anthony D’Eliseo, Alexa Danko, Casey Deaton, Lori DeFazio, Dominique DelPriore, Tyler Demich, Megan Dougherty, James Emmett, Kayle Forkin, Marie Terese Fox, Lea Garibaldi,


Grade 9: Honors with Distinction: Angelo Aita, Harlow Alexander, Robert Bamrick, Allison Barber, Marina Barnak, Michael Barney, Rebecca Battista, Desir-






ae Bellas, Keith Boone, Shannen Brady, Michael Bunney, Patrick Cadden, Kristen Capitano, Elizabeth Cappelloni, Madison Cardinale, Mackenzie Carroll, Christian Charney, Bryan Davis, John DeBoard, Michael Delaney, John Fagotti, Jordan Fritz, Jasmine Gage, Kyle Gattusso, Olivia Giambra, Gina Grossbauer, Michael Gutowski, Michael Havrilla, Rachel Hoover, Christopher Hufford, Jade Jones, Jacob Kaminski, Megan Karuzie, Christopher Konsavage, Edward Kosierowski, Joshua Kramer, Joseph Lombardo, Brandon Lukachko, Marina Maida, Tyler McGarry, Christopher McGlynn, Elaina Menichelli, Katrina Mikitish, Michael Minich, Mikhaela Moher, Madeline Moss, Brittany Myers, Virginia Myrkalo, Mark Naples, Mikayla Nardone, Rachel Naylor, Kristen Nerbecki, David Pacovsky, Nicole Psailia, Amanda Radginski, Sydney Ralston, Dylan Ratzin, Kristen Richards, Anamarie Rogers, Jamie Rosencrans, Cassandra Ross, Nuncio Savoy, Elizabeth Scialpi, Claudia Shandra, Morgan Shea, Eric Sklanka, Jamie Smicherko, Mara Stella, Katherine Stonikinis, Aryana Thompson, Mitchell Tomaszewski, Rebecca Tomko, Jacob Vaxmonsky, Sarah Velehoski, Elizabeth Waleski, Nicole Walters, Rebecca Weinstock, Brandon Winters, Stephen Yuhas, Brandon Zaffuto. First Honors: Hunter Antal, Shivon Bellas, Brianna Conway, Destiny Coolbaugh, Theresa Domarasky, Lauren Dragon, Shane Flannelly, Daniel Gambini, Michelle Grossbauer, Cristian Hansen, Cody Holl, Joshua John, Patrick Joyce, Katie Kelly, Robert Kelly, Julian Kester, Nia Lombardo, Sabrina Lyons, Jared Melochick, Tiffany Newell, Thomas Nickas, Sara O’Hop, Sarah Perrego, Tina Rafalko, Tynaisa Robertson, Lauren Senese, Brandon Shamnoski, Chyanne Sherman, Robert Swartz, Kevin Walsh, Rebeca Zielinski, David Zydko. Second Honors: Jessica Ameen, Elizabeth Baiera, Jamie Baker, Jacob Boedeker, Elizabeth Brandt, Gerard Carroll, Leah Cavello, Jonathon Collins, Eric Curtis, Timothy Davala, Courtney Dougal, Adam Drechin, Taylor Eichler, Carly Filipski, Tabitha Filipski, Harlee Fyock, Braulio Garcia, Paula Goss, Caycee Karpinski, Kayla Kruchinsky, Juliann Lyback Vance Maslowski, Eann McCloe, John Meck, Vincent Mikus, Allison Mollica, Joseph Musto, Daniel O’Brien, Dylan Phillips, Abigail Rodriguez, Kenneth Slusser, Brandon Strelecki, Brandon Winn, Katie Wynn.


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HONOR ROLL Northwest Area Senior High and Middle School Ryan Miner, principal, and Joseph Rasmus, assistant secondary principal, Northwest Area Senior High and Middle School recently announced the third quarter Honor Roll students. Grade 7: High Honors: Forrest Callahan, Emily Demko, Shayla DiPasquale, Samuel Edwards, Adam Grisham, Brian Hardiman, Emma Herbert, Morgan Kline, Morgan Lancenese, Amanda Learn, Luke Pavill, Skylar Peters, Michael Samulevich, Alijah Zielecki, Sarah Zultevich. Honors: Kaelee Albertson, Brittany Bitto, Kiersten Eddinger, Brittani Jo George, Julia Grattan, Joseph Groff, Ezra Judge, Kennedy Maclean, Mitchell Mazonkey, Noah McGovern, Justis Miller, Katherine Noss, Carlie Pszeniczny, Shelby Spencer, Jesse Tarnowski, Dylan Womelsdorf. Grade 8: High Honors: Ashley Brubaker, Douglas Campbell, Rachel Connolly, Catherine George, Elizabeth Gurzynski, Katie Jones, Tanner Kennedy, Kaylee Kishbaugh, Sarah Kozlowski, Benjamin Krouse, Tanner MacDougall, Vincent Pavill IV, Terasa Pierontoni, Garrett Reese, Alex Schechterly, Jared Sivco, Jeremy Walsh. Honors: Neno Agnello, Andrew Boberick, Carlee Capece, Erin Cerase, Tyde Chamberlain, Emily Clarke, Kelsey Cook, Kira Dempsey, Alan Diltz, Maggie Dow, Eric Evans, Hannah Everett, Haily Gee,

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Ell, Alexandra Falzone, Logan Fowler, Victoria Frisbie, Samantha Generotti, Autumn Grey, Quinlan Hammersley, Sean Harder, Melanie Harvey, Mackenzie Hill, Erin Kelly, Stephen Kirby, Joseph Kresge, Austin Laughinghouse, Nicole Macko, Benjamin Migliori, Hannah Patton, William Prebola, Leah Rome, Laina Rominski, Emma Rushworth, Gianna Scotti, Sarah Seward, Christopher Shannon, Balin Shrivastava, Emily Shygelski, Michael Slowey, Jordan Smith, Robert Stanski, Benjamin Tidball, Sadie Trochak, Eric Wisdo, Cody Wood and Mary Zeunen. Honor Roll: Cassidy Ash, Jakob Baldo, Kelly Barber, Isabelle Barth, Dale Belles, Michael Casey, McKennan

Brianna Hardiman, Destiny Higgins, Cheyenne Huffman, Alexis Kennedy, Jillian Kondrosky, Joshua Marr, Abaigael Noss, Brandon Reno, Garrett Roche, Zachary Schwartz, Auston Simonson, Brooke Stavitzski, Danny Truskowski, Joshua Wales. Grade 9: High Honors: Emma Everett, Margaret Murphy, Taylor Pawlik, Emily Snyder, Marissa Sorber, Kelby Truchon. Honors: Anthony Boberick, Samantha Boyer, Matthew Boyes, Zachary Briggs, Shelby Burke, Breauna Decker, Kaitlyn Ford, Emily Gleco, Cody Hart, Hope Hudak, Lindsay Kashnicki, Bryanna Krolick, Stephen Lehner, Emily Lencoski, Morganne Piestrak, Olivia Piestrak, Hailey Povisil, Jacob Ratowski, Faith Rierson, Bailey Taylor, Anthony Trent, Kelsey Yustat, Rachel Zultevicz. Grade 10: High Honors: Kaitlin Agnello, Andrew Antolik, Bethany Ascenzi, Jessica Barchik, Emily Buerger, Hailey Chapin, Alyssa Coutts, Wyatt Cox, Destiny Fisher, Eric Gurzynski, Kylee Hazur, Sara Kashnicki, Tessa Leck, Sierra Macierowski, Charles Margelewicz, Olivia McCorkel, Lillian Owens, Joshua Piestrak, Justin Ratowski, Angel Rollo, Cass Rupert, David Samulevich, Andrew Swiatek, Bruno Walkowiak, Zachary T. White, Ashley Williams. Honors: Janet Bash, Kristin Bomboy, Ricki Carr, Emily Clements, Victoria Daltroff, Natasha Davenport, Trevor Dempsey, Daniel Diltz, Gray Godfrey, Samantha Harden, Austin Hill, Kyleigh Hoover, Joseph Jenkins, Rhiannon Judge, Kristen Kondrosky, JoshClark, Keegan Cook, Cassidy Dixon, Tyler Ely, Donald Faux, Kenneth Filer, Richard Hebda, Olivia Heise, Dustin Hopfer, Nathan Hughes, Mary Husband, Elaine Lance, Eric Lobacz, Evelyn Lohmann, Brianna Mason, Ashleigh Miroslaw, Hannah Mislevy, Breanna Monelli, Jamie Murray, Samuel Pelka, Kadie Pharr, Dakota Prevost, Taylor Psolka, Tyler Pugh, Cody Ramos, Joseph Reyes, Olivia Schmeckenbecher, Tamara St. Clair, Lucas Stage, Ryan Whitney and Ariauna Yaeger. Grade 5: High Honors: Angelo Antenucci, Carl Anthony, Michael Bardzel, Jacob Beeman, Emily Buchter, Alizah Carey, Spenser Charles, Shirah Coolbaugh, Brittney Cooper, Dinah DiMeolo, Erin Dunn, Hailey Farr, Jared Fernandez, Adaka Flores, MadiSee TUNKHANNOCK, Page 7C

Dedication. Compassion. Expertise. Geisinger Honors Its Nurses. National Nurses Week is May 6–12 In celebration of National Nurses Week, Geisinger salutes the extraordinary strength and unwavering commitment of its nursing staff. Steadfast dedication to quality patient care is what makes our nurses the driving force of excellence at Geisinger. So Northeast Pennsylvania residents can take comfort knowing that Geisinger Health System nurses provide compassionate, expert care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Now that’s peace of mind.

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Victoria Elizabeth Holena, daughter of Tamara and William Holena Jr., Newark, Del., celebrated her ninth birthday May 6. Victoria is a granddaughter of Janice Kratz, Nanticoke; the late Fred Kratz; and Georgette and William Holena Sr., Edwardsville. She is a great-granddaughter of George Chervenitski Sr., Plymouth, and the late Henrietta Chervenitski. Victoria has a sister, Veronica, 4.

Shae Catherine Wozniak, daughter of Theodore and Catherine Wozniak, Wayne, is celebrating her fifth birthday today, May 8. Shae is a granddaughter of Carol Wozniak and the late Theodore Wozniak, Swoyersville, and James and Margaret McGlone, Gulph Mills. Shae has a sister, Brynn Amber, 1.

Ashlee Marie Przywara, daughter of Lisa Przywara and the late Joseph Przywara Jr., Nanticoke, is celebrating her 12th birthday today, May 8. Ashlee is a granddaughter of Joan Wall and the late Eugene Wall, Nanticoke, and Joan and Joseph Przywara Sr., West Nanticoke. She has a brother, Michael, New Jersey.

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Ayden Joseph Sweet, son of Mary Beth Williams and Allen Sweet, Wilkes-Barre, celebrated his third birthday May 7. Ayden is a grandson of Karen and Michael Zak, Ashley, and Lydia Calcarame, Wilkes-Barre. He has three brothers, Landon, 9, Damon, 7, and Ethan, 3 months.

Lauren Mikela Hoffman, daughter of Edward and Sandra Hoffman, Shavertown, is celebrating her first birthday today, May 8. Lauren is a granddaughter of Shirley Malta, Wilkes-Barre; George Cawley, Forty Fort; and Edward and Ann Hoffman, Plains Township.

Nikole J. Harrington, daughter of Andita Parker Lloyd, WilkesBarre, and Ulysses Harrington, Scranton, is celebrating her 15th birthday today, May 8. Nikole is a granddaughter of Sylvester E. Lloyd and the late Juliana P. Lloyd. She has a sister, Nandi, 16.

Grade 6: High Honors: Yosi Bere, Kaylee Kotsko, Morghan Murphy, Brianna Phillips, Makenzie Savner, Maria Strish and Sean Wills. Honors: Corey Chalk, Christopher Gibbons, Christopher Kocon, Ben Koshinski, and Molly McAndrew.

Autumn Kaminski, Christian Koshinski, Randie Kuhar, Madison Shideler, and Joshua Zapusek.

HONOR ROLL St. Jude School Jeanne Rossi, principal, St. Jude School, Mountain Top, announced the following students attained placement on the Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Grade 7: High Honors: Gigi Alberti, Julia Foust and Rachel Jones. Honors: Adam Abad, Alex Abad, Connor Evans, Emily Hons,

Grade 8: High Honors: Erica Stuccio. Honors: Amanda Bohn, Patrick Ganter, Lauren Higgs, Kayla Hons, Joseph Kaskel, Jordyn Pavelitz, Rachel Rinehimer, Neal Sowers, Sarah Thomas and Thomas Williams.

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Oakwood Terrace memory care community in Moosic is holding its annual jewelry sale fundraiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday at 400 Gleason Drive. Local and national artists presented by Silver Sojourner will be featured. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s through The Mighty Oaks team. For more information, contact Sylvia at 451-3171 ext. 116. Finalizing plans for the event, from left: Janet Zaleski, recreation director; Janine Starinsky, executive director; Bernice Hinkle, resident; and Sylvia Kolosinsky, community relations coordinator.

Wednesday SHICKSHINNY: Mocanaqua Ladies VFW Auxiliary Memorial Post 6434, 6 p.m. at the Shickshinny Senior Center. Rosemarie and Mollie will host.


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Dear Alarmed: You’re not overreacting. Paul is cheating on you emotionally, and doesn’t appear to be entirely committed to your relationship. In fact, it appears he is looking for some outside adventures. You should be furious about what he’s doing. This won’t stop until YOU draw the line.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Act No. 84 of 1986, that the Board of School Directors of the Greater Nanticoke Area School District will hold its regular monthly meeting for the month of May, 2012, on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 7:00 p.m at the Greater Nanticoke Area Senior High School, Education Plaza, Nanticoke, Luzerne County Pennsylvania. Said meeting was rescheduled from May 10, 2012.


If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend the aforementioned meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (570) 735-1270 to discuss how the school district may best accommodate your needs. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD: Jeff Kozlofski, President Cindy Donlin, Secretary LEGAL NOTICE The Luzerne County Council Has announced the following meetings To be held in the Luzerne County Emergency Building 187 Water Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 Meetings to begin at 6:30 PM May 8, 2012 Regular Meeting May 15 Work Session

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SE. Inspection good till 12/12. AM/FM/CD. A/C. All new brakes, muffler, gas tank, radiator, struts. 163k miles. Body & tires good, paint fair. Has had noisy engine for 4 years. $800 or best offer. Call 570-283-9452

CHEVY ‘04 CAVALIER door, 4 cylinder,

JERSEY BOYS Wed., July 18 $150. “Front Mezz”

Call Roseann @ 655-4247

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

auto, 4x4 Super Cab, all power, cruise control, sliding rear window $3,850




FORD ‘01 F150 XLT Pickup Triton V8,

First Come, First Serviced! Limited Availability, Passports Required Call NOW! 300 Market St., Kingston, Pa 18704 570-288-TRIP (288-8747)


Autos under $5000

4 auto, good condition. 120k. $2,450.

April, May and early June



412 Autos for Sale 406

ATVs/Dune Buggies



NEW!! Full size adult ATV. Strong 4 stroke motor. CVT fully automatic transmission with reverse. Electric start. Front & rear luggage racks. Long travel suspension. Disc brakes. Dual stage head lights. Perfect for hunters & trail riders alike. BRAND NEW & READY TO RIDE. $1,995 takes it away. 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre


Type S, automatic and manual transmission. 53,000 miles. $18,959 570-479-3452 Audi `01 A6 Quattro 123,000 miles, 4.2 liter V8, 300hp, silver with black leather,heated steering wheel, new run flat tires, 17” rims, 22 mpg, German mechanic owned. Reduced $4995. 570-822-6785

BMW `00 528I Premium sound

package, very clean, recently tuned, seat memory, silver. 26 mpg on trips, Low mileage for the age of the car $5,800 570-735-7468

BMW `06 650 CI Black convertible, ATV, 110 CC. Brand New Tomahawk Kids Quad. Only $695 takes it away! 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre


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Autos under $5000

CHEVROLET `01 IMPALA High mileage. Runs like a dream. If you can name it, it has probably been replaced. $1,999 (570)690-8588


beige leather, auto transmission, all power. $35,750. 570-283-5090 or 570-779-3534

Legals/ Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE TOWNSHIP OF JENKINS SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jenkins Township Board of Supervisors will meet in Regular session on Wednesday May 16th, 2012 beginning at 7:00pm or at the conclusion of the Work session being held prior to this meeting. The Board of Supervisors will consider adopting ORDINANCE 002-2012 SETTING FORTH UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTRIBUTORS INTO THE WASTEWATER COLLECTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM OF JENKINS TOWNSHIP, ESTABLISHING THE AUTHORITY OF THE WYOMING VALLEY SANITARY AUTHORITY TO ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE THE REQUIREMENTS, SETTING FEES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT PROGRAM, AND ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION HEREOF. A copy of the Ordinance is available at the Jenkins Township Municipal Building for public inspection during the hours of 9:00am to 4:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Jenkins Township Municipal Building, 46 ½ Main Street, Inkerman, Pittston. Robert E. Jones Township Manager If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend this meeting and require auxiliary aid, service accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact the Township Manager, Robert E Jones at (570) 654-3315 to discuss how the Township may accommodate your needs.

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


PRICE! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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412 Autos for Sale




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Sprint blue, black / brown leather int., navigation, 7 spd auto turbo, AWD 09 CADILLAC DTS PERFORMANCE PLATINUM silver, black leather, 42,000 miles 09 CHRYSLER SEBRING 4 door, alloys, seafoam blue. 08 CHEVY AVEO red, auto, 4 cyl 07 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser, white, auto, 4 cyl., 68k miles 07 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser black, auto, 4 cyl 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 06 LINCOLN ZEPHYR grey, tan leather, sun roof 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER, mint green, V6, alloys 05 VW NEW JETTA gray, auto, 4 cyl 04 NISSAN MAXIMA LS silver, auto, sunroof 03 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXT red, grey leather, sunroof 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 99 CHEVY CONCORDE Gold 73 PORSCHE 914 green & black, 5 speed, 62k miles $12,500




SXT white, V6, AWD 07 CADILLAC SRX silver, 3rd seat, navigation, AWD 06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD blue, grey leather 4x4 06 NISSAN TITAN KING CAB SE white, auto 50,000 miles 4x4 truck 06 CHEVY TRAILBLZAER LS, SILVER, 4X4 06 PONTIAC TORRENT black/black leather, sunroof, AWD 05 FORD ESCAPE LTD green, tan leather, V6, 4x4 05 FORD ESCAPE XLT V6, sandstone 4x4 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 04 SUBARU FORESTER X Purple, auto, AWD 04 FORD F150 XF4 Super Cab truck, black, 4x4 04 CHEVY AVALANCHE Z71, green, 4 door, 4x4 truck 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER V6, silver, 3rd seat AWD 04 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SLT SILVER, 4 door, 4x4 truck 04 FORD FREESTAR, blue, 4 door, 7 passenger mini van 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 03 CHEVY TAHOE LT white, tan leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 SATURN VUE orange, auto, 4 cyl, awd 03 DODGE DURANGO RT red, 2 tone black, leather int, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT, 4 door, green, tan, leather, 4x4 02 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, Sage, sun roof, autop, 4x4 01 FORD F150 XLT Blue/tan, 4 door, 4x4 truck 01 CHEVY BLAZER green, 4 door, 4x4 01 FORD EXPLORER sport silver, grey leather, 3x4 sunroof 00 CHEVY SILVERADO XCAB, 2WD truck, burgundy 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK

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

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Wednesday - May 9 - 4:30 p.m. Snap On charger & system tester, hand & power tools, knifes, bears, buffer, GE electric dryer, Technics turn tables, sport memorabilia, die cast cars, tables, corner kitchen set, too much list! For information: 822-8249 10% buyers premium WWW.AUCIONZIP.COM I.D. 3473

Convertible. 5.0. 5 speed. New top. Professional paint job. Show car. $6,500. Call 570-283-8235

FORD `94 MUSTANG GT Convertible, candy

apple red. Tan interior & top. 5.0, 5 speed. Totally original, low original miles. $6,800 570-283-8235

CADILLAC ‘00 DTS Tan, satellite

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


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CADILLAC ‘11 STS 13,000 Miles, Showroom condition. $38,800 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227


12,500 miles. Torch red with oak top & interior. Fully loaded, auto, many extras. Like New! $26,999 (570)474-2756

CHEVROLET `94 CAMARO Z28, LT1, 350 Automatic, tilt, cruise, A/C, power windows, power brakes, power steering. All original. $5000 570-479-4486

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


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


70,000 original miles. Black with black leather interior. California car, 5 speed, T-tops, Posi rear end, traction bars, power windows, rear defroster, cruise, tilt wheel, all factory. New carburetor and Flow Master. Great Car! $5000, Or best offer. 570-468-2609

HONDA ‘08 ACCORD 4 door, 4 cylinder, auto $16,995 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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

CHEVY ‘04 MONTE CARLO Silver with Black

Leather, Sunroof, Very Sharp! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4x4, Bighorn 6 cyl. 14k, Factory Warranty. $21,399 ‘11 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4, 26k, Factory Warranty, 6 Cylinder $20,499 ‘11 Nissan Rogue AWD, 17k, Factory Warranty. $19,399 ‘08 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Touring 6 cyl. 32k $12,899 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed, Factory warranty. $11,899 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX 4x4 65k, a title. $12,799 ‘06 FORD FREESTAR 62k, Rear air A/C $7999 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,199 ‘11 Toyota Rav 4 4x4 AT only 8,000 miles, new condition $23,099 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

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





JEEP `96 GRAND CHEROKEE V8 Automatic, four

wheel drive, air conditioning, new tires, brakes & transmission. $3,300. 570-972-9685


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

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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. $5,900. Trade welcome. Call 570-817-6000


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

PONTIAC ‘06 G6 GTP door, red with

2 black interior, V6, sunroof, remote start, R-Title, 52,000 miles. Priced to sell at $7200 firm. (570) 283-1756

Moving - must sell. Asking $2,800, negotiable. Call 570-852-7323


Guaranteed Low Fees Payment Plan! Colleen Metroka 570-592-4796

MAZDA `88 RX-7

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


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



3,000 miles. Like new, metallic silver, satellite radio, 4 door, 170 hp. $17,500 OBO 570-696-3447 570-574-2799


Black with grey interior. Auto. A/C. 1 owner. All power options. Still under factory warranty. No accidents and hasn’t been smoked in. Remote starter. 47K miles. Trades Welcome. $17,500. 570-817-6000


112K miles. Blue, 5 speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629

TOYOTA ‘09 CAMRY 18,000 Miles,

1 owner, 4 cylinder. $16,900 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227


Runs good, needs head gasket. Will take offer. (347)693-4156


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

415 Autos-Antique & Classic



All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000


Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884

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

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


Boats & Marinas

GRUMMAN ‘95 DEEPV 16’ 48hp Evinrude 50 lb thrust electric motor. All tackle and life vests included. Live well, fish finder. $4,000 570-579-3975


Heavy duty 14’ aluminum boat with trailer, great shape. $1,250. 570-822-8704 or cell 570-498-5327 ABANDONED 12 foot lowe rowboat. PA fishboat# 584 3AW. 570-871-5652


Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

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


6 speed, 24’ box with tail gate. 26000 lb. $6995.00 or BO 570-655-2804




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Convertible, white with red leather interior. 64,000 original miles. Beautiful car. Asking. $10,500 570-371-2151

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brakes. 34,500 original miles. Always garaged. Reduced to $5995 Firm. 883-4443




415 Autos-Antique & Classic

MERCEDES-BENZ Chrysler ‘68 New Yorker Sedan. 440 Engine. `91 350 SD Power Steering & Grey metallic with


DODGE `00 DURANGO NISSAN `99 SENTRA XE. Runs excellent, SPORT great gas mileage. 4.7 V8, 4WD, 3rd

35¢ Wings

In House Only; Cannot be combined with other offers; Wing Special requires minimum purchase of a dozen.


Convertible. 5.0. 5 speed. New top. Professional paint job. Show car. $6,500. Call 570-283-8235


CXL top of the line. AWD, 50K original miles. 1 owner. Cocoa brown metallic. Dual sunroofs, power memory cooled and heated seats. 3rd row seating. DVD rear screen, navigation system, balance of factory warranty. Bought new over $50,000. Asking $25,900. Trade ins welcome 570-466-2771


Large Pie for $6.95

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Attorney Services

Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006




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FREE STATE INSPECTION AS LONG AS YOU OWN THE CAR! *Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends MAY 31, 2012.

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

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BMW ‘07 K1200 GT



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

$15,000 FIRM. Call 570-262-0914

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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HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON SPORTSTER CUSTOM Loud pipes. Near Mint 174 miles - yes, One hundred and seventy four miles on the clock, original owner. $8000. 570-876-2816

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


Golden Anniversary. Silver/Black. New Tires. Extras. Excellent Condition. 19,000 miles $10,000. 570-639-2539 MATTIE AUTOMOTIVE 220 Bennett Street, Luzerne Motorcycle State Inspection, Tire Sales & Maintenance 570-283-1098

442 RVs & Campers

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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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.


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

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

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COLEMAN ‘02 POP UP Like new. Stove,

lights, fans, sink, sleeps 6. $3,500 570-443-7202

BMW 2010 K1300S Only 460 miles! Has

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



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

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

JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 cylinder 4 WD, air

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



MOTORHOME COACHMAN 2005 ENCORE 380DS 15,500 miles Cat engine, Allison Auto trans, New Tires, New Aluminum Wheels, new Brakes Satellite antenna. Has R-TITLE repaired in 2008. perfect condition.$74,500. Any Questions call 570-655-2804


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


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

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

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



ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid!! 288-8995


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


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Must have basic accounting skills, good phone etiquette, and data entry skills. Will be responsible for filing, reviewing payroll, vender interactions, and various programs. Must be familiar with MS Office products. Interested individuals should apply in person at:

Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. 100 Slocum Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 E.O.E. M/F/D/V


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NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

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


Call for Details (570) 459-9901 Vehicles must be COMPLETE!! PLUS ENTER TO WIN $500 CASH!!

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

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER Red, XLT, Original

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


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


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

‘10 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS $ Silver, Only 16K Miles, Sunroof................................... 15,995 ‘08 DODGE AVENGER SXT$

14,995 ‘08 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SDN $ 14,995 ‘‘10 1 0 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING $ FORD ‘00 13,995 EXPLORER XLT ‘09 PONTIAC G6 SEDAN $ 13,995 ‘07 SUBARU LEGACY LIMITED $ 13,995 ‘09 CHEVY AVEO LT $ 10,995 ‘04 SATURN L300 $ 9,995 ‘03 FORD WINDSTAR SE $ 8,995 ‘05 CHEVY MALIBU LT $ 6,995 ‘01 CHEVY CAVALIER LS $ SOLD 6,995 FORD ‘04 EXPLORER Blue, 4 Cyl., 31K Miles, Sunroof ......................

Red, Nicely Equipped, Only 36K Miles!......

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

Burgundy, 4 Cyl, PW, PDL, 34K Miles........... Maroon, 30K Miles.....................................................

Black, AWD, Leather, Sunroof ........................

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

White, Sedan, Auto, CD......................................

Black, Sunroof, Only 33K Miles ........................... Green, 65K Miles, Entertainment System..

Gold, Spoiler, Nicely Equipped........................... Blue, Sedan, Automatic, A/C, CD, Only 28K Miles .......


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6 MO. WARRANTY ON ALL VEHICLES • FULL SERVICE DEPARTMENT We Service ALL Makes & Models Family Owned & Operated for over 40 years

Applicants must have a good work ethic, should be well organized and have excellent phone skills. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively on the phone and in person. The applicant should have basic typing skills, and some data entry experience is preferred. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus. This position is a full time position. Benefit package available. PLEASE E-MAIL RESUMES TO joann.Lombardo@ pennwarrantycorp. com


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.


Education/ Training


required for Lectures, also need skill Instructors for new Paramedic Program starting up. Send resume and letter of intent to Barbara.Reese@ by May 30, 2012

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

527 Food Services/ Hospitality


Must be professional, energetic, hardworking, with the ability to multitask. Cooking experience required. Daytime hours available. Call for details at 570-674-4395, or stop by 566 Memorial Highway, Dallas to apply.


506 Administrative/ Clerical

Church Administrative Assistant 3 hours/day.

3 days/week. Experience as a secretary with MS Office, social media and website maintenance required. Reply by 5/18/2012. office@ or call 570-823-7721 Leave message.


Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTERS NEEDED Call 570-654-5775


Automotive Claims Assistant/ Customer Service

457 Wanted to Buy Auto


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

518 Customer Support/Client Care

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

V6. Clean, Clean SUV! 4WD $5995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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.



CHILDCARE 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

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Expanding Staff - 3 Positions Available. Some experience helpful but will train. Good Pay - Great Benefits. Call Jason Kerr GSM or email jkerr@ 570-588-2000 ext 11

Tom Hesser Nissan Scranton

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










Janitorial/ Cleaning


Location. Experienced Floor Person Needed, Also. 570-771-6173


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Law office needs above graduate with at least 3 years proven writing and research skills. Email resume to essexfells@


Logistics/ Transportation


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

CLASS A CDL DRIVER O/O: Company 845-616-1461


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

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


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

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Janitorial/ Cleaning


Full time. Morning, Afternoon and Evening Shifts. Apply in person: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre


Logistics/ Transportation


SIGN ON BONUS Hazleton/ Scranton, PA

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

548 Medical/Health


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

Community Home Workers

Full time week on week off position (including 7 asleep overnight shifts) working with individuals with developmental disabilities in the WilkesBarre Area! Valid Drivers License is required. Experience is helpful paid training is provided. Starting salary is $22,048 plus Benefits for full time include health insurance for employee, vacation and holiday pay, 401K, Life Insurance. For information or application, call IMPACT SYSTEMS/ Keystone Human Services. at 8293671. Drug Free Workplace EOE HEALTHCARE A Leader in the Receivables Management Industry has multiple positions available: • Data Entry • Cash Application • A/R Representatives • Professional Coding Medical office experience preferred. Ability to work independently a PLUS. Fax resume to 570-208-5556.

LPNs/ Resident Care Aides Looking for caring,

and compassionate people for Alzheimer’s assisted living facility. We are currently hiring Part Time LPNs (3rd shift). Resident Care Aides, all shifts. Must be a high school graduate, experience preferred. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Apply within.

Keystone Garden Estates

100 Narrows Rd Route 11 Larksville, PA 18651


Optician needed for busy eye doctor offices located in Berwick & Bloomsburg. 1 Full time and 1 part time per diem position available. Experience preferred but not needed. Will train the right person. Send resume to: Dr. Gary Finnegan, 133 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603

Part Time Clinic Coordinator (N -N ON


POSITION) For one physician medical practice in Plains, PA. Office and home work combination. Experience in front office medical practice necessary.

Part Time Person

Call 829-7130 to place your ad. ONLY ONL NLY NL L ONE N LE LLEADER. LEA E DER D .

Needed to do geriatric testing in a physician office. A few hours a week. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. PATIENCE, COMPASSION AND FRIENDLY PERSONALITY REQUIRED.

Call 570-814-0657




Production/ Operations

560 Quality Assurance/Safety



hours. Must have PA driver’s license. Must be available Friday-Monday. Call 570-283-3800

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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


Production/ Operations

MACHINE OPERATOR TRAINEES/PRINT OPERATOR TRAINEES A major thermoforming plastics company is seeking full time positions for Machine Operator Trainees/Print Operator trainees. Qualified candidates must possess strong mechanical aptitude with good written and oral communication skills. Starting wage, $17.62/hr with 3/4 day weeks12 hour shifts. Drug screenings and background checks are conditions of employment. Applications are accepted on-site: 8 AM-5 PM or you may forward resume to:

Fabri-Kal Corporation

ATTN: Human Resources Valmont Industrial Park 150 Lions Drive Hazleton, PA. 18202 Phone: 570-861-3303 procure@



• MACHINE OPERATOR 3pm-8pm Benefits for full time. Send resume or apply in person, Monday-Friday, 8:30a - 6pm to: LUZERNE OPTICAL 180 N. WILKESBARRE BLVD. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702

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


is accepting applications for the position of Operations Coordinator. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or related field (Master’s Degree Preferred) or at least eight years of municipal management experience. Qualified candidate will have working knowledge of zoning/land use planning, codes enforcement, public works operations, and proven administrative skills in budgeting and purchasing. Send cover letter with resume no later than May 11, 2012 to: City Clerk, City of Pittston, 35 Broad Street, Pittston PA 18640.

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sons needed for busy Quarry in N.E. PA. Experience with Quarry operations and plant maintenance preferred. Truck drivers must have valid CDL and medical card. Competitive salary and health benefits. Please fax resume to: 570-643-0903


Sales/Retail/ Business Development

Sales Inside/Outside for LInsurance Office S / OW



Sales Representative

Full or part time. Focus is primarily on growing the commercial and residential customer base through faceto-face solicitation of targeted commercial prospects within a defined area. Base income in addition to residual commission with car allowance. Health benefits and 401(k). Send resume to Tulpehocken Spring Water, P.O. Box 1474, Scranton, PA 18501, fax to 570-424-2349 or email:


Business Opportunities


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



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

Available routes:

Wilkes-Barre South

$950 Monthly Profit + Tips 242 daily / 271 Sunday

W. Academy Street, Amherst Avenue, Catlin Avenue, Crescent Avenue, Dagobert Street, Maffett Street


$820 Monthly Profit + Tips 190 daily / 228 Sunday

Agostina Drive, East Broad Street, East Church Street, East Green Street, East Main Street

Wilkes-Barre North

$835 Monthly Profit + Tips 212 daily / 235 Sunday

Coal Street, Custer Street, North Empire Street, North Grant Street, North Hancock Street, McFarland Street, Hillside Street


$900 Monthly Profit + Tips 193 daily / 215 Sunday

Pringle Street, Broad Street, Cooper Street, Evans Street, Charles Street, Courtdale Avenue, White Rock Terrace

West Pittston

$980 Monthly Profit + Tips 233 daily / 241 Sunday

Packer Avenue, Schooley Avenue, Susquehanna Avenue, Wyoming Avenue, Atlantic Aveneue


$960 Monthly Profit + Tips 204 daily / 223 Sunday

Bennett St., Charles St., Hughes St., Willard St., Broderick St., Diamond St., Oliver St.

To find a route near you, call Rosemary at



Business Opportunities



*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


Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

Victorian picture $35.00 Large botanical garden picture $40.00. 3 pottery vases $35.00 498-0977


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Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUE TOYS WANTED Larry - Mt. Top 474-9202

COINS. Fine - Ex Fine 56-P, 58-P, 60D, 61-D, 63-P $75. 570-287-4135 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 RECORD COLLECTION, 207 records 78RPM and 70 records 45RPM, various artists, all for $10. Call 570-735-6638 YEARBOOKS, Kings College ‘70, ‘90, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96. Wilkes University ‘88, ‘89. $5 each. 706-1548




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


Accounting/ Finance






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

(570) 819-1966 DRYER G.E. electric, works great $30. 570-824-8334 DRYER white, electric Bosch vented, Axxis model WTA 3510, several years old & perfect operating condition. $125. 570-825-2961 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 WASHER & DRYER Whirlpool $40 each or $75 for both. Older models but working order. 570-696-3368


Baby Items

STROLLER. New 3 wheel jogger still in box, never used. Paid $249, asking $225. Call 570-771-6081


Bridal Items

WEDDING GOWN, New, beautiful, size 10, tags on, ivory strapless, beaded with veil & slip. A must see. Paid $600. asking $100. 570-287-3505


Building Materials

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



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


KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 COAT ladies black leather fully lined, size large, knee length wrap style, excellent condition f$80. Ladies size 10 tan suede calf hi boots with beige fur trim, never worn $15. 484-632-8072


Computer Equipment & Software

COMPUTER. Complete set up includes office size desk & chair. Emachines CPU with XP Home. Craig flat screen monitor, Lexmark color printer. Excellent. All $300 570-489-2675 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

Fitness Stepper, Wagen Tech. An effective cardiovascular workout. Fits in 12”x16” floor space. AAA battery, only $35. 287-8498 TREADMILL. Voit 505MS manual operation with digital readout. Good condition. $25. 570-696-4487


Accounting/ Finance

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ASSOCIATE McCarthy Tire Service is seeking a full time Accounts Payable Associate for our corporate operations in Wilkes-Barre. Qualified candidate must be proficient in AP entry and processing, must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be detailed oriented. Candidates must also be proficient in Excel and have a working knowledge of Microsoft office. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. We offer a competitive pay rate and benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(K) program with company match, vacation and personal holiday time off. Interested applicants may send resume with salary requirements to or to Human Resources Department, McCarthy Tire Service, 340 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703.

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


Furniture & Accessories

BEDROOM SET: Girl’s 5 piece bedroom set. Includes headboard, dresser with mirror, chest of drawers and more. $350. Call 570-868-6254 COFFEE TABLE solid oak, oval, $125. Excellent condition. 570-256-7208 COMPUTER DESK: Very good condition. Black with slide keyboard shelf. $45. 570-740-1412 or 570-498-0439 DINING ROOM SET 4 chairs, 2 captain chairs & hutch $250 2 wood end tables $50 Wood roll top desk $80. Computer desk with hutch $20. 32” TV $30. 570-709-6664 Entertainment center with glass stereo cabinet. Very good condition. Asking $75. 570-239-6011


* 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 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 HUTCH, Lighted Oak Dining Room. 2 pieces, bottom is combination of doors & drawers. 570-313-9763 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


We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $139 Full sets: $159 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 RECLINER burgundy leather FREE. 570-287-2517 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 SOFA & loveseat matching set in blue pattern with solid blue slipcovers and Lane solid blue rocker. All in good condition. $200. 570-262-8790 SOFA & MATCHING CHAIR by Clayton Marcus A la-z boy co. Beige with flowered print, used 6 months new $1800 asking $500. 570-287-0005


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

758 Miscellaneous

SOFA, LOVESEAT, CHAIR. Brown. Fair condition. FREE 570-3882388 TABLES efficiency size drop leaf table with 2 chairs, dark wood $75. Antique Hitchcock small drop leaf table, 2 chairs, fair condition $100. 287-3505 TV armoire with 27 inch Zeneth television,$200.00 High bedroom dresser $50.00, triple dresser with mirror 50.00 Total Price For All Items: $500.00 570-606-1624 Wicker-glass table $25.00 570-498-0977





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 CHAINS 5 sterling silver chains 925 Italy $60. 1 silver Italy bracelet $20. Rhinestone necklace, earrings, bracelet $30. 570-574-0271

752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWN MOWER: Front wheel propelled Craftsman mower, 6.25. 22” cut with catcher. $100. Also, B&D 16” electric steel hedge clippers. $25. Call 570-457-3541 LAWN TRACTOR Craftsman VT3000; 22HP; Mulch Kit; used 1 Season; Excellent $995. 570-472-3888 TRIMMER Black & decker, electric in box $30. 574-0271


Machinery & Equipment

FARMbaler/ EQUIPMENTcut/ Hay

ditoner. Hay Wagon. Corn Picker. Dirt bucket. Disk, sprayer. ATV. Call 570-427-4298 GENERATOR: Robot. 3,300 Watts. 110 volt / 12 volt. Brand new. Used 2 hours. $275 or best offer. Call 570-283-9452



Furniture & Accessories

Medical Equipment

Lift chair, mauve, battery back up, very good condition $300 OBO. 570-287-6967 leave message. 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

758 Miscellaneous AFGANS & Crocheted Doilies Must see. $150.824-8810

548 Medical/Health

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Highest Prices Paid In CA$H


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 Car Rims. Honda, 4 pair 15” will fit any model Accord, Civic, and Del-Sol cars. Brand new. asking $175 570-239-6011. CD collection, all country $2. ea. ICE CHEST very large 100 quart + capacity $30. 570-655-9472 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

548 Medical/Health

Kingston Commons, a Long Term Care Facility located in Kingston, PA, is looking for a Registered Dietician. Candidates for this full-time position must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Food & Nutrition, have clinical experience in healthcare setting, have a current PA licensure and registration with ADA.

Apply In Person:

Kingston Commons

615 Wyoming Ave. • Kingston, PA 18704 Fax: 570-288-8335, or email resume to: Drug Free Work Place • E.O.E.

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


GRANDFATHER CLOCK, Howard & Miller, oak, $795. 570-472-4744

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

HEATER Quartz infrared 1200W, 20”. Great for workshop/garage, like new, $30. 696-1267



758 Miscellaneous


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

MAINTENANCE POSITIONS INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN I MAINTENANCE MECHANIC II MAINTENANCE TRAINEE Fabri-Kal Corporation, a major thermoforming plastics company, has immediate full time benefitted positions. 12 hour shifts. Industrial Electrician: Conduit, emt and ridged pipe; Equipment testing; AC/DC motors and drives; PLC systems. 3 Yrs Exp. HS/GED required, vocational/trade school preferred. Mechanic: Troubleshooting, hydraulic/pneumatic, machine shop, plumbing, welding, rebuild mechanic devices, schematics, test equipment, basic electrical systems. 3 Yrs Exp. HS/GED required, vocational/trade school preferred. Maintenance Trainee: Associates Degree in Electronic field or Technical Certification in Electronics to include AC/DC Fundamentals, Industrial Electricity, Motor Controls, AC/DC Drives, PLC’s, Basic testing equipment/Multi-meter/Amp probes. Drug & Alcohol screening and background checks are conditions of employment. Competitive wage and benefits package: Family Health Insurance, Prescription, Dental & Vision, Disability, 401K, Education, Paid Leave. EOE. Apply on site Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; or forward resume to: Fabri-Kal Corporation ATTN: Human Resources 150 Lions Drive Hazle Township, PA 18202 FAX (570) 501-0817; EMAIL:

HO TRAIN SET Sante Fe $30. 570-574-0271






Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

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 LEFTOVER GARAGE SALE ITEMS: 165 Soy Candles $895, Futon - black $85, Heavy Duty Wheel Barrel - $65, Motorized racing set $115, 40’ Aluminum extension ladder $350, Sofa Love Seat $65, 40 five gallon buckets of dirt $110. Call 570-288-1077 MIXER Sunbeam Mixmaster HD model 2347 dual motor 450W 12 speed with beaters, wire whip & dough hooks, works fine $150. Singer sewing machine HD school model 9410, 10 built in stitches, 3 buttonholes works great $150. Walker with basket/seat teal color $130. 570-714-4477 Yard sale leftovers, household items, decorations, wooden shelf, etc.Asking $200 for everything, call 570-239-6011


Office Equipment

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


Personal Electronics

Computer monitor $35. Call 498-0977


Photo Equipment


RETROFIT LASER GUIDE for most 10” miter saws, works great! $8. 696-1267 Saw, Craftsmen Radial 10” 5 HP, many attachments $85. Drill bit sharpener, $45. Scroll Saw, Sears $80. Glass Grinder Glasco Star 2, $25. Ladder, Aluminum extension $50. And many miscellaneous tools. 696-9005

786 Toys & Games 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


Stereo/TV/ Electronics

Sewing Machine $50.00 Digital picture frame $30.00. 570-498-0977


Video Equipment

CAMCORDER Magnavox VHS older style but works perfectly. Comes with sturdy black leather case, adaptors & battery included. Will provide heavy duty tripod if purchased for “hands free” movie making. $75. 484-632-8072


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 Wii SYSTEM, 2 controllers & 8 games. $175, negotiable. 570-288-3352

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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

LIGHT, Neon, CocaCola. $50, firm. 570-313-9763

776 Sporting Goods 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 carts $40. Practice golf balls 5.00 dozen. Bmw tan mates $35.00. Exterra mates $35.00. 498-0977 POOL TABLE. Bar room size. Slate. Very good felt. Includes 6-sticks, bridge, rack & balls. $500. 570-8249166 ask for Jack. SPOTTING SCOPE 20-60x60mm with tripod adjust from 13” to 42”, new in box $45. 288-9260 TENNIS RACQUETS (3),Prince Longbody Thunder 820 (2) &Cayman Strike X 95. All 3 $65. 570-639-1242 Tent- Hillary Camping, sleeps 6. $45 Camping Cots, 2 metal framed, both $20. Metal Hammock Frame $12.00. BikeMurray 18 speed, 20 inches, Herculite micro alloy. $45. 824-0591


Stereos/ Accessories

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


Televisions/ Accessories

TV. 60” HD Projection TV. Good condition. $200, OBO. 570-313-9763


PAWS TO CONSIDER.... 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.


AKC & UKC registered. Try-lemon and white. Excellent hunters and great pets. (570) 490-1464


$600 males $650 females. Dewormed. Ready to go. Great mothers day present! 570-328-2569

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL PUPPIES Registration available, health certified. $700 to $1,500.

HAVANESE PUPPIES All colors and both genders available. $700 to $1,300 www.willowspring 215-538-2179

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale



Why rent? Two story features newer roof, replacement windows, two bedrooms, enclosed porch, 40’ x 175’ lot with off street parking, great commuting location. $55,000. MLS#12-1238

Call 570-348-1761

WEBUY HOMES! Any Situation 570-956-2385 ALDEN

Large home on a huge lot. Needs some care so come put your personal touch into this great value. Off street parking, 2 car detached garage and a large fenced in yard. Did we mentioned 4 bedrooms. MLS 12-1589 $64,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424


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



AKC, 9 weeks, 1 female, & 1 male. Chocolate & White. Shots & wormed. Vet checked. Home Raised. $500. 570-864-2643

ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid!!

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





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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Male.Ready May 20. Champion line. Call 570-788-2963



Large Steady Call for Pricing and


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

CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped


824-4172, 9-9 only KITTENS, FREE - 3 male and 2 female, black, gray and mixed, very healthy and cute. (Duryea) (570) 457-3983 KITTENS- FREE Includes food, litter, litter box & scoop, chow & toys. 570-270-0124 leave message

Smith Hourigan Group Mountain Top 570-715-7753

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

Own your own home-start investing in your new home, remodeled kitchen, Living room, Dining room, 3 beds, 1 bath, front & rear porches, detached 2 car garage, nice yard. MLS#12-1074. Call Susan Pall 696-0876

4 bedroom Colonial with hardwood floors in formal dining & 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



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

Delivery Rates R&K Wettlaufer Logging, Inc. 570-924-3611

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

Looking for a ranch in the Back Mountain? Come and preview this remodeled two or three bedroom, one bath home. New Pergo flooring, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, off street parking. MLS #121213 $112,000 Call Kathy Murray 570-696-6403


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

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PINE SHAVINGS Supply Available


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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ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Call 570-379-3729 Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544

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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

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

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

$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


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

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

PRICE REDUCED! Comfortable, affordable 3 bedroom ranch on just over an acre. 2 fireplaces. One in living room and one in backyard pavilion. 1st floor laundry and built in one car garage. $82,000 MLS #12-1101 Call Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733 Smith Hourigan Group MountainTop


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



Two story with four bedrooms, remodeled oak kitchen with pantry, first floor laundry, off street parking, newer roof & windows. MLS #11-5344

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


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

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

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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


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


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 $149,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

263 Lawrence St Pride of ownership shows in this nicely updated & well maintained home with possible in-law suite/apartment. Enjoy off street parking, spacious yard & large deck with beautiful views of the valley. 1st floor has large separate eat-in kitchen, living room, bedroom & bath. 2nd floor has large eatin kitchen, living/dining combo, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath & 2nd floor laundry. Many possibilities to fit your needs! Must see! MLS#11-4434 Reduced to $88,900 Call Christina @ (570) 714-9235


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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

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





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



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


Fully rented 5 unit apt building, new siding, new roof and nice updates inside, off street parking & near the college. Call or text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424 for more information or to schedule your showing. $117,000


2 Betsy Ross Drive Warmly inviting 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Tudor. Striking highlights in this beautiful home include custom blinds, manicured lawn, deck, patio and 3-season porch. Entertain in the finished walkout basement with wet bar or relax by the pool! Outstanding quality! Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

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

Well maintained Bi-Level on nicely landscaped corner lot. Finished lower level with gas fireplace & sliding doors to private patio. Totally fenced yard, 1 car garage. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $127,900 MLS# 11-1271 Call Cathy (570) 696-5422



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


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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

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


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. $88,900 MLS 12-990 Call Nancy Answini, Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444

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


241 Pringle Street 4 Bedroom 1 3/4 baths with a modern kitchen, generous room sizes and ample closet space located in Kingston. Natural woodwork throughout. Finished attic could make a possible 5th bedroom. MLS 12-211 $59,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 KINGSTON

Beautiful, updated and well-maintained 3 level townhome in very desirable Kingston location. Many upgrades include a spacious, custom bathroom with large closets, custom window treatments, built-in wall microwave in kitchen, new roof, and new garage door. Convenient location with plenty of storage, and a possible 3rd bedroom on 1st level. 12-175 $142,900 Call Mary Danelo 570-704-8000 Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

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




At this price with today’s interest rates, now is the time to buy! This 3 bedroom ranch offers a spacious kitchen/dining area, lower level makes a great recreation room, an exercise room or office. Large fenced yard will be great for your summer picnics. Call today for your appointment. MLS# 11-1793 $109,500 Jill Jones 696-6550 Office696-2600

1626 Halowich Rd. Country living at its finest! This 3 bedroom, 2 and 3/4 bath home features a spacious floor plan. Great room features a fireplace enclosed in PA Cultured Blue Stone w/waterfall on side. Red oak flooring and beams & a panoramic view of the mountainside. Kitchen has granite countertops and hickory cabinets, Satillio terra cotta flooring and sky windows. Much more. MLS 12-471 $270,000 Call Jay Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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

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

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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. REDUCED $695,000 MLS 11-4056 Call Nancy Judd Joe Moore 570-288-1401


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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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


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


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


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

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

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

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Charming & unique remodeled home with 5 bedrooms and spectacular views of Carey Ave Bridge and the river. New kitchen, roof and deck. Three bedrooms on first floor and two baths, 2 bedrooms on second floor. Three season porch, first floor laundry and office/den area. Must see. Out of flood zone. $119,000 Call Nancy Answini Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444 LARKSVILLE




2 Zack Street 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath bi-level hardwood floors on upper & lower level. 65’x100’ lot. New Corian kitchen including new appliances, central air, gas heat, 3 bedrooms, living room & dining room, new carpeting, heated 1 car garage. 2 large sheds, 16’x32’ in ground pool. Covered upper deck & lower covered patio. Walking distance to schools. On bus route. Much More! $179,000 Kwiatkowski Real Estate 570-825-7988

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




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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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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

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

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

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NEW LISTING! Convenient Laflin location just minutes from I-81, Rt. 315 & PA Turnpike. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room open to the modern kitchen, dining room and first floor with beautiful hardwood floors. H a n d i c a p p e d accessible with oversized doors and hallways. New carpet & extra basement ceiling height make this a great family home. Landscaped yard with Koi pond & custom deck that sits in a quiet, private location on a dead-end street. Move-in ready! mls 12-1197 $199,900 Chris Jones 696-6558

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PRICE REDUCED! The price has now come down for your 4th of July view of the fireworks…and of course you can live in the house too…Architecturally built split level with beamed ceilings, living room with view, wood-burning fireplace and hardwood floors, dining room with view and hardwood floors, galley oak kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, hobby room and green house. Twocar detached garage, one ace lot with raised gardens, grape vines, perennials, fruit trees, fenced! gardener’s paradise or we can provide the gardener at your expense…. 11-1079 $199,000 Maribeth Jones 696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600


REDUCED 10 E. Second St. Property in nice neighborhood. Includes 4 room apartment over garage. MLS 12-253 $65,000 Charles J. Prohaska EXT 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770 LARKSVILLE Come put your personal finishings into this great value. Out of flood zone and a huge yard! Lots of potential in this 3 bedroom home. Call today for a private showing. Could be your first home or your first investment, don’t miss out. MLS 12-1583 $49,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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



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215 Patriot Circle Townhouse. Very good condition. 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath, living room with gas fireplace and hardwood floors. Kitchen offers new stainless steel appliances, tile floor, laundry area, dining room with built in corner cabinets. MLS 12-238 $119,500 James Banos Realtor Associate COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-991-1883

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

1/2 DOUBLE Great starter home in nice area. Close to schools and recreation. Large 3 season porch with cabinetry, great for entertaining. New plumbing, lots of light & huge walk up attic for storage or rec room. $35,000 Call CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

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


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


Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath, with hardwood floors under carpet & 2nd kitchen in lower level for entertaining. screened porch, landscaped yard, heated workshop & much more! $179,900 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832


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


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.



Nestled on just under an acre just minutes from 81S this colonial offers 2194 sq. ft. of living area plus a finished basement. Enjoy your summer evenings on the wrap around porch or take a quick dip in the above ground pool with tier deck. The covered pavilion is ideal for picnics or gatherings And when the winter winds blow cuddle in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy a quiet night. MLS 11-2260 Priced to Sell, $179,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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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


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



NANTICOKE 23 W. Grand Street

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


415 Jones Street 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

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418 Front St. Check out this large 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with a formal dining room, living room and family room. This home is located across the street from a beautiful park and recreation area. Great for people who like the outdoors and have kids. MLS 12-1466 $50,000 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141 NEWPORT TWP.

130 CHURCH ROAD The feel of a true colonial home with double entry doors off the foyer into the living room and dining room. Spacious kitchen breakfast area, family room leading to a fenced rear yard. 3-season room with cathedral ceiling. Hardwood floors, fireplace, recently remodeled 2.5 bath and 2-car garage. Located on 3.77 acres, all the privacy of country living yet conveniently located. MLS#12-165 $183,900 Jill Jones 696-6550 Prudential: 696-2600

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



29 Valley View Dr. MOTIVATED SELLER Modern kitchen and bath. Tile floors. Corner lot with deck overlooking spacious yard. Great neighborhood. Conveniently located. Easy to show. Call for an appointment today MLS#11-2500 $174,900 Julio Caprari: 570-592-3966


5 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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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



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 $154,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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



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

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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

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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. m MLS 11-3403 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


20 NITTANY LANE Vinyl sided 3 level townhouse with central air & vacuum, 4 baths, 3 bedrooms, 2 car garage. Deck & patio. A Must See! $189,900 century21shgroup. com MLS 12-927 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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Great Investment just waiting for a new owner. Many updates In both units. Building has extra unused space in attic and basement that be be finished with many options. Out of flood zone, huge lot and off street parking. MLS 12-1586 $124,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

OAKWOOD PARK Lovely 3 bedroom town home with great access to major highway & business districts. Entertain in the finished basement. MLS 11-4571 $104,999 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100 PLYMOUTH

Nice 3 bedroom unit in back and a nice studio apt up front. Great investment opportunity. Large yard and off street parking plus out of the flood zone. MLS 12-1587 $89,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424


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


3 bedroom, 1 bath. Nice opportunity for a starter home or investment property. Needs work, but columns, moldings, and leaded glass windows are intact. Reduced $40,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

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2000+ sq ft of living space on gorgeous 1acre lot. 4 bedrooms, family room, covered deck, aboveground pool, pond, fruit trees and more. $185,000. Shari Philmeck ERA Brady Associates 570-836-3848

A bargain at $68,900 A f f o r d a b l e , Updated & Move in Ready 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home - entry foyer with closet, large fully applianced eat-in kitchen with Corian countertops & tile floor, 1st floor laundry complete with washer & dryer; hardwood floors in some rooms, under carpet in others, large bedroom closets, quiet dead end street. MLS #12-361 Call Pat today @

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

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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



Historic Tunkhannock Borough. Affordable 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath family home with detached garage. All appliances and many furnishings included. $149,000. Shari Philmeck ERA Brady Associates 570-836-3848 WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP

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

119 West Union Street Out of flood zone! Large, 2 story frame with 2, three bedroom apartments. Off street parking, Large, dry basement, oil heat, large front porch and yard, also 4 room “rented” cottage, with garage in the rear of the same property. $85,000. Great home and/or rental. Call 570-542-4489 SWEET VALLEY REDUCED!


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

“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

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WEST PITTSTON 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

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

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1061 Fairway Lane Low maintenance, single story ranch home located in a private golf course community in the Poconos for weekend or year round enjoyment. Modern kit with breakfast bar, formal living room and dinning room. Family room with gas Fireplace. Walk-up master bedroom with bonus room ideal for an office. New front and rear decks in a private setting within 30 minutes to W-B or Scranton. MLS 12-453 $105,000 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 TRUCKSVILLE

3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in nice neighborhood. Many updates. Landscaped & fenced yard with large deck & koi pond! Reduced $75,000. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832


5 room, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1-year young town home. 1st floor master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet. 2 more very large (approx. 18 x 12) bedrooms on the 2nd floor with walkin closets. Kitchen has KraftMaid Cabinets, stainless steel stove, microwave and dishwasher, eat-in area, tile floor and a deck off of the kitchen. The large living room, 20x14 has hardwood floors, baths and 1st floor laundry room has tile floors, There is a 18” sound and fire protection separating each unit. The front of the town home is Hardi Plank siding and stone, the 1st floor is ground level and the lower level is easily finishable with patio doors leading to a concrete patio. 12-1410 $215,000 Karen Altavilla 283-9100 x28 Prudential: 696-2600


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

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 WEST WYOMING

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. Opportunity knocking. Stately 2 story, river front home located on Susquehanna Ave. New heat, new electrical, 1st floor studded, 2nd floor good condition. $149,900 Call Donna Mantione 570-613-9080

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REDUCED 550 Johnson St. Nicely landscaped corner lot surrounds this brick front Colonial in desirable neighborhood. This home features a spacious eat in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths including Master bedroom with master bath. 1st floor laundry and finished lower level. Enjoy entertaining under the covered patio with hot tub, rear deck for 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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Nuangola LAKEFRONT. Intriguing older home with hardwood floors, natural woodwork, newer roof (2005) & mostly newer windows. Private 3/4 acre setting. Beautiful lake frontage. $235,000 MLS #12-887 Call Mary Ann Desiderio 570-851-2999

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

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

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137 Hollywood Ave. Beautiful 2 bedroom Townhouse in the River Ridge neighborhood. Modern kitchen/dining area with tile flooring, laundry area on main floor. Living room with gas fireplace and French doors leading to back deck. MLS 12-1109 $164,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

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NEW LISTING! Dallas School District. Park like setting with stream on this .8 acre lot and house. Large room sizes, first and lower level family rooms, three bedrooms, first floor laundry, updated roof, new deck, above-ground pool. 1-car detached garage, Bar in lower level with exercise room. MLS# 12-1263 $137,500 Maribeth Jones 696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600

TILBURY TERRACE Tilbury Avenue Superb 3 bedroom single. Hardwood floors, fireplace, garage. Well maintained. Great Neighborhood. Affordable at $209,500. Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708


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



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Priced to sell in Woodhaven Estates! This well maintained home located in the Crestwood School District offers features such as, covered deck and lower deck leading to the pool, ductless A/C, zoned heating system, oversized heated 2car garage in addition to the built-in garage. Finished lower level with recreation room, workshop and ½ bath laundry area. The list goes on, come and take a look! Owners are ready to move, are you? MLS#12-872 $199,900 Jill Jones direct: 696-6550 Office 696-2600

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Great Investment. Quiet street close to everything. Nice size rooms. Both sides currently rented. Off street parking in back with a 1 car garage. $79,900. MLS 114207. Call Donna for more information or to schedule a showing. 570-947-3824


216 Franklin St Elegant tudor with 4800 sq ft in Downtown Wilkes-Barre's Historic District. The 1st floor office has 1860 sq ft with central air and 2 restrooms. The residence upstairs includes 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, custom kitchen with an island & sunny breakfast room, formal dinning room. The formal living room has a tray ceiling, picture windows and wet bar. Also, a cozy den. Private drive, Off street parking for 5 cars. MLS 12-1525 $325,000 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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254 Sheridan St Nice Bright Traditional with modern ceramic eat-in kitchen & tiled bath, most windows replaced, built-in garage and deep yard. Very convenient to schools, shopping and highways. MLS 12-1512. $79,900. CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-793-9449 Call Steve Shemo 570-718-4959

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260 Brown Street Move right into this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in very good condition with modern kitchen and bathrooms and a 3 season sunroom off of the kitchen. MLS 11-4244 $59,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468


35 Hillard St. Hardwood floors, fenced in yard, large deck. Off street parking. 3 bedroom home with 1st floor laundry. Move in condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1655 $76,500 Colleen Turant 570-237-0415


38 E. Thomas St. Former St. Francis Church. Sale includes Church, Rectory and 2 paved lots. $130,000 MLS# 12-877 Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

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KINGSTON OFFICENTERS New Bridge Center 480 Pierce Street

44 Hillard St. Lovely 3 bedroom in move in condition. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, crown molding and lots of character and charm. Large closets and lots of storage space. New vinyl fence around back yard. New front porch. One stall garage has a new roof and is accessed via alley behind property. Water heater is new. MLS 12-510 $74,000 Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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. WILKES-BARRE


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

Just on the market this 2 story offers a modern kitchen, formal dining room, 1st floor laundry plus 2/3 bedrooms On 2nd floor. Affordably priced at $ 27,900 MLS 12-50 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769



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62 Schuler St 3 bedroom 1 3/4 baths with hardwood floors throughout. Updated kitchen and baths. All natural woodwork. Large yard on double lot with Off street parking. MLS 12-135 $64,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 WILKES-BARRE

68-70 W. South St. 5 Unit property for sale on the campus of Wilkes University with a Cap Rate of 8.67%. Annual Net Operating Income of $34,238. 100% occupancy over the last 5 years. 12-1522 $395,000 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 WILKES-BARRE


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


Lovely home with many upgrades, new roof, windows, flooring & plumbing. Pool & fenced yard. Home features gas hot water heat. Modern kitchen, Living, dining and family rooms. large foyer, Master Bedroom with walk-in-closet. 2 car detached garage with private driveway. MLS#12-467 $100,000 Call Lynda Rowinski

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Officenter–250 250 Pierce Street

Officenter–270 270 Pierce Street

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


Park Office Building 400 Third Ave.

Officenter–220 220 Pierce Street

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

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89 Conwell Street Well maintained 2 story home with a finished lower level and a gas fireplace. New carpets and a walk-up attic, great for storage. $60,000 MLS# 11-4529 Call Michael Nocera


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NEW LISTING All brick ranch. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Large lower level family room. 2 car garage. Fenced yard. Gas heat and central a/c. Great South Wilkes-Barre location. 12-1045 $125,000 BESECKER REALTY 570-675-3611 WILKES-BARRE

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


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

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Income & Commercial Properties

AVOCA ONLY $89,900 Old World Charm abounds in this Move In Ready updated 6 Bedroom Victorian with new plumbing, new furnace, new water heater; original hardwood floors, stunning restored lighting fixtures, wonderful window treatments, new berber carpet on stairs & second floor bedrooms; one Bedroom on the 2nd floor could be a grand office with built in desk & bookcases, 3rd floor rooms need a little TLC - super-sized L shaped lot, one car garage – priced under market for a quick sale….. MLS #12-744 Call Pat today @

Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196

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


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

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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





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


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


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

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

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

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LUZERNE Over 10,000SF of storage space in two buildings. Room to build another building, professional, car wash, restaurant, salon. Minutes from Cross Valley Expressway Exit 6. Survey, storm water/drainage control plan and soil and erosion sedimentation control plan completed if you choose to build a building on the property. Also a portion is available for rent. MLS#10-320 REDUCED TO $199,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600

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


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

388 Schuyler Ave. Well cared for Duplex in great location. 1st floor has ne bathroom and large kitchen, 2nd floor has all new carpeting and long term tenant. Large lot and off street parking for 2 cars. Separate furnaces and electricity, Make an offer! MLS 12-1125 $119,000 Call Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON 7 Hoyt St


DOUBLE BLOCK 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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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

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263 Lawrence St Pride of ownership shows in this nicely updated & well maintained home with possible in-law suite/apt. Enjoy off street parking, spacious yard & large deck with beautiful views of the valley. 1st floor has large separate eat-in kitcher, living room, bedroom & bath. 2nd floor has large eat-in kitchen, living/ dining combo, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath & 2nd floor laundry. Many possibilities to fit your needs! Must see! MLS #12-518 Reduced to $88,900 Call Christina @ (570) 714-9235

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Nice duplex zoned commercial, can be used for offices as well as residential. All separate utilities. Keep apt. space or convert to commercial office space. Adjacent lot for sale by same owner. MLS 11-2176 $79,900 Jay A. Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23

Mountain Blvd. OFFICE OR RETAIL SPACE Great Location! Total 3,000 square feet on two levels. High visibility, plenty of parking, garage in rear. $295,000. 570-474-2993 PITTSTON

Duplex. Aluminum siding, oil heat, semi - modern kitchens, long term tenant. On a spacious 50’ x 150’ lot. Motivated Seller. REDUCED. $33,260 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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

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

Newport Township

LOTS - LOTS - LOTS 1 mile south of L.C.C.C.

210’ frontage x 158’ deep. All underground utilities, natural gas. GREAT VIEW!! $37,500 2 LOTS AVAILABLE 100’ frontage x 228’ deep. Modular home with basement accepted. Each lot $17,500. Call 570-714-1296

$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

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


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


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

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


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

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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


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

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


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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



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

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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

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

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


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

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.


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


Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! MOUNTAIN TOP Beautiful 2.66 Acre building lot/lake view. Public sewer & natural gas. Use any builder! Call Jim for private showing. $126,500.00 570-715-9323.

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

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 bedroom, 1st floor 1 bedroom. $650/month all inclusive. W/w carpeting. Security, No Pets. 570-690-1591 Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130


Apartments/ Unfurnished

Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE DUPONT 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


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

EXETER 1st floor. 3 rooms +

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


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



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


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 Nice, quiet neigh-

borhood. 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.


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Apartments/ Unfurnished


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


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

Apartments/ Unfurnished


Nice area. Modern, clean, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Recently painted. Refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hook up, off-street parking, no dogs. $550/ month & security, includes heat, water & sewer. 570-545-6057 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

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


Recently renovated 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


Apartments/ Unfurnished


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.



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.

Immediate Openings!

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


399 -401 Elm Ave. Newly remodeled apartments. 1st floor, 3 bedroom, $850 + utilities. 2nd floor, (2) 2 bedroom $600 + utilities. NO PETS, No section 8 housing. References and security required. 570-301-2785


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

KINGSTON Beautiful 2 bed-

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


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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, spacious, 2nd floor, 2 bedroom with off street parking. Gas heat, A/C laundry in unit, no pets, no smoking. Screened porch $750 + utilities Call 570-714-9234


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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

KINGSTON/PRINGLE Totally remodeled,

clean, 1 ½ bedroom half double (apartment size). All new stainless appliances. Backyard, large driveway. No pets. $625 + utilities & security. Call Fadwa, 570-574-1818


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


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

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1 bedroom. Quiet, 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 MINERS MILLS 2 bedroom apartment. First floor. Includes water, sewer & trash. $500 + security. Call Bernie 888-244-2714


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


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


Apartments/ Unfurnished


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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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


Apartments/ Unfurnished


Apartments/ Unfurnished


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

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NORTH WILKES-BARRE FIRST FLOOR Spacious 1 bedroom with aesthetic fireplaces, new kitchens, wallto-wall, built in appliances & MORE. APPLICATION/EMPLO YMENT VERIFICATION “being considered” NO PETS/SMOKING 2 YEARS @ $625+ UTILITIES. MANAGED!

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Apartments/ Unfurnished


2 bedrooms, 1st floor. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup provided. $550/mo., includes sewer & refuse. Utilities by tenant. NO PETS Call Charlie 570-829-1578


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

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 PITTSTON 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apartment with private porch. Includes heat, water, sewer, trash, fridge, range & washer/dryer hookup. $575 month plus security deposit. Call Bernie 888-244-2714 Rothstein Realtors 570-288-7594


Apartments/ Unfurnished


2nd floor, 2 bedroom, refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets. $475/month, + gas heat, water, garbage & electric, 1st month & security. 1 year lease. 570-655-0290 or 570-313-0181

PLAINS 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


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


Apartments/ Unfurnished


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


Newly remodeled 1 bedroom studio apartment with large living room, kitchen & bath. Wall to wall carpet. Off street parking. All utilities paid except electric. $595 + security. Call 570-287-3646


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

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A/C & Refrigeration Services

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Building & Remodeling

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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


Cleaning & Maintainence


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


Concrete & Masonry


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


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


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! 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

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

Russ Keener Construction Windows, doors, siding, porches, decks, kitchen, baths, garages, & more. All home maintenance. Free estimates, Fully Insured PA079549 570-336-6958


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Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates





Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


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




Custom excavating, foundations, land clearing, driveways, storm drainage, blacktop repair, etc. 570-332-0077 Skidster/Backhoe With Operator I can help make your spring projects a little easier. Fully Insured. Reasonably Priced. Free Estimates. Stan 570-328-4110


Fencing & Decks


Of Northeast 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

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

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

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We do it all! Licensed &Insured


The Handier Man

We fix everything! Plumbing, Electrical & Carpentry. Retired Mr. Fix It. Emergencies 23/7



Hauling & Trucking

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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

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1105 Floor Covering Installation

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

Handyman Services


1057Construction & Building

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


*Hardwood *Laminate *Ceramic *Porcelain Installations 570-820-0233 Free Estimates PA 089377

1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning


Window Cleaning Pressure washing Insured 570-288-6794

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


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Hauling & Trucking

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

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

826-1883 793-8057 S & S HAULING & GARBAGE REMOVAL

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


Lawn Care


Free estimates. Clean out attics, basements, estates & more. 570-472-2392

Affordable, reliable, meticulous. Rates as low as $20. Emerald Green 570-825-4963


YARD CLEAN UP Attics & Basements Complete clean ups Garden tilling Call for quotes 570-954-7699 or 570-926-9029


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


Specializing in Grass Cutting, Trimming of Shrubs & Hedges, & Mulching Call for estimates 570-239-4011 O’NEIL’S Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance,Cleanups, shrub trimming, 20 years experience. Fully Insured 570-885-1918

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CONCRET E & MASONRY Brick, block, walks, drives, stucco, stone, chimneys and repairs.


1189 Miscellaneous Service




288-8995 1195


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


Painting & Wallpaper


Interior/Exterior. 20 years experience. Insured. Senior Discount 570-855-0387 JACOBOSKY PAINTING Interior, & Exterior Painting, $50.00 off with this ad. Call 570-328-5083


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



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


Paving & Excavating


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


Pressure Washing


Decks, siding, roof / gutter cleaning & patios. Serving the Lackawanna & Luzerne County areas. Call 570-883-1495


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*

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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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Painting & Wallpaper

Tree Care


Tree Removal & DAVID WAYNE PAINTING Interior/Exterior QUALITY WORK AT A FAIR PRICE 570-762-6889

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

WEST PITTSTON Large 2 bedroom,

2nd floor . Hardwood floors, balcony, heat & hot water included. $775/month + security. No smoking. 570-947-9340 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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Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH 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


1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-357-0712

Sell your own home! Place an ad HERE 570-829-7130

WILKES-BARRE Wilkes-University

Campus Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom. Starting at $400. All utilities included. No pets. 570-826-1934

WILKES-BARRE TWP 3 bedroom. Includes

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


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


1st floor, 2 bedroom, stove, fridge, washer/dryer included. Secure, lighted, ample parking, small pet ok. $550 + utilities. 570-357-1138


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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 1st floor 3 bedroom,

2 bath apartment. Off street parking. First / Last & security required. Leave message. Call 570-817-0601

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


Commercial Properties


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



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 WILKES-BARRE COUNTRY LIVING IN THE CITY 2 bedrooms, modern, well insulated, Stove, fridge, washer, dryer, parking, deck. No dogs Near Cross Valley. $485 + utilities. 570-417-5441

WILKES-BARRE King’s College

Campus 3 Large Bedrooms, living room, wall to wall, large kitchen & bath with tile floors. Stove, fridge, heat, water & off street parking included. Shared yard. $900 + security. That’s only $300 per person. 570-823-0589 WILKES-BARRE



1 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. Attic Storage. Carpeted. No pets. Nice, safe area. Call 570-823-7587


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


Half Doubles

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


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



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


WILKES-BARRE TWP 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 SPACESix Containing separate offices, 1 large meeting room. Segregated bathrooms. Kitchenette. Total recent renovation. Great location. Lot parking in rear. $3,500 monthly. 570-299-5471

953 Houses for Rent


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

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3 minutes to Crossvalley 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

KINGSTON 3 bedroom, 1 bath,

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

KINGSTON TOWNSHIP Available immedi-

ately. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, backyard, front porch, large kitchen, $570 per month, Call 570-357-0712 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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FOR SALE 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

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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

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


2,000 square foot home,In walking distance to Moonlake park. Home has 3 Bedrooms, fireplace recreation room, utility room, furnace room. 2 car garage. Nice, Quiet neighborhood, large lot. $1200 per month. Sewage and water included. Call 570-675-4313 570-301-3322

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.


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

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.

Conveniently located. Spacious 4 bedroom single. Gas heat. Off street parking. Lease, no pets. $650 + utilities & Security. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769


119 Lambert St. Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, cherry kitchen, lots of closets, basement, yard. References + 2 months security. $700 month + utilities. 570-947-7887



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


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

WILKES-BARRE 1/2 double. 3 bed-

rooms. Wall to wall carpeting, washer / dryer hookup. Fenced in yard. $475 plus utilities and security. Call 570-472-2392


Half-Double with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Storage areas and small yard. $650/month plus one month security. Water and sewage included. Tenant pays electric and heat. Call Connie 821-7022 for more information EILEEN R. MELONE REAL ESTATE 570-821-7022

953 Houses for Rent


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

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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

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


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

956 Miscellaneous

HARVEYS LAKE Seasonal Rental. 1/1, full kitchen, enclosed boat slip with Deck on Lake. $1250 per month, utilities included. Call Stephen @ 570-814-4183




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


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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971 Vacation & Resort Properties VACATION RENTAL Brant Beach - LBI, NJ 4 bedrooms; 2 baths, sleeps 10. 1 block to the beach, ½ block to the bay. Front porch, rear deck, all the conveniences of home. Many weeks still available. $1000$1950. Call Darren 570-825-2468

974 Wanted to Rent Real Estate


BOATHOUSE with bathroom facility wanted to rent June, July & August Call 609-613-0981





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