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Missing fuel could cost W-B The state could go after more than $6,000 in taxes on unaccounted-for gas, diesel.


WILKES-BARRE -- The city could be liable for thousands of dollars in fuel taxes if it’s unable to document that nearly 18,000 gallons of unaccounted for fuel were SHARAPOVA OUSTED Sharapova ousted Top-seeded Maria Sharapova was overpowered in a 6-4, 6-3 loss to No. 15 Sabine Lisicki. The 2004 Wimbledon champion was bidding to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2002 to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year. 1B


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used solely for municipal purposes. Municipalities, school districts and certain other nonprofit entities are exempt from paying taxes on gasoline and diesel. But they must be able to document the fuel was used for official purposes, Elizabeth Brassell, press

secretary for the state Revenue Department, said Monday. If not, the state could seek to recoup the taxes, which this year equaled 31.2 cents per gallon for gasoline and 38.1 cents per gallon for diesel, on undocumented fuel. “An entity has to maintain a daily accounting record of fuel received,purchasedandofconsumption,” Brassell said. “Whenever we come across information that the appropriate tax was not paid ... we

could go after taxes that are due the commonwealth.” City officials on Friday said they cannot explain a discrepancy between the amount of fuel reported on log sheets by employees and a computer-generated report that shows how much fuel was dispensed from the tanks between Dec. 1, 2011 and June 22. The Times Leader review showed a difference of 10,260 gallons of gasoline and 7,620 gallons of diesel fuel.

Brassell said she could not comment on whether the Department of Revenue will audit WilkesBarre, because such investigations are confidential. Speaking generally, she said the department has the authority to conduct an audit if it receives information that questions whether the fuel was used for unauthorized purposes. See GAS, Page 12A


Barletta calls out Obama


U.S. rep. says president’s decision on illegal immigrants oversteps limits.



"It’s difficult to believe that someone would have such disrespect for our flag and our veterans. They obviously don’t understand the meaning of the American flag and the sacrifices made by our veterans." U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta




Several American flags were stolen recently from the Vietnam War Memorial on West Main Street in Plymouth. Shown at the site is Clyde Peters of the Plymouth VFW who is one of the volunteers who take care of the memorial.

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Valor dishonored

Flags stolen from Plymouth’s Vietnam site By BILL O’BOYLE


LYMOUTH – The theft of American flags from the Vietnam War Memorial on Main Street in this West Side community is especially upsetting to Clyde Peters. The Vietnam veteran led the campaign to raise funds to erect the memorial that bears the names of seven Plymouth residents who were killed in Vietnam. More than a dozen flags were apparently stolen overnight Sunday. “We put them up for Memorial

To obtain a flag or to help the VFW Post 1425 to buy more, contact Clyde Peters at 762-2907, stop by the post home at 111 W. Main St., Plymouth, or call 779-9327.


street,” Peters said. “We think some kids decided to have some ‘fun.’ Whoever is responsible should pay for what they did.” The memorial and the site that was developed to house it cost around $10,000, he said. The Plymouth American Legion Post 463 planted flowers to spruce up the display. Peters said that when the granite memorial was set in place, he installed red, white and blue lights to illuminate it at night.

Day and a lot of people would stop and take pictures,” Peters said. “And now somebody who has no respect for the flag or the sacrifices all veterans have made decided to ruin the display. “We found a couple of the flags thrown in yards just down the See FLAGS, Page 12A

HAZLETON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is challenging what he says is President Barack Obama’s decision to grant de facto amnesty to as many as 1.4 million illegal aliens. In a press conference Monday at his Hazleton office, Barletta claimed Obama does not have the power to use “prosecutorial discretion” in the granting of indefinitely renewable twoyear work permits to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Barletta Barletta, R-Hazleton, said Congress took discretion away from the executive branch in 1996 when it passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrants Responsibility Act. “That law clearly spells out the actions that must be taken by federal officials,” Barletta said. “In other words, the discretion that President Obama claims he can use no longer exists. Congress deliberately eliminated it in 1996. “By stating they still have it, President Obama is actually ordering federal immigration officials to break the law.” The White House did not respond Monday to The Times Leader’s request for comment. Barletta is basing his actions on the opinion of Kris Kobach, the secretary of state in Kansas and the author of Hazleton city’s Immigration Reform Act. Barletta, 56, has called for hearings into “prosecutorial discretion” by two committees – Judiciary and Homeland Security. He sent letters to Chairman Peter King See BARLETTA, Page 12A

After the storm – a long wait

Nearly 1.8 million in East still take so long to get the lights back lack power, and problem could on? Nearly three full days after a selast most of the week. vere summer storm lashed the By JESSICA GRESKO and MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press


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WASHINGTON — From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it

ma.Andthetoppledtreesandpower lines often entangled broken equipment in debris that must be removed before workers can even get started. Adding to the urgency of the repairs are the sick and elderly, who are especially vulnerable without air conditioning in the sweltering triple-digit heat. Many sought refuge in hotels or basements. Officials feared the death toll, al-

East Coast, utilities warned that many neighborhoods could remain in the dark for much of the week, if not beyond. Friday’s storm arrived with little warning and knocked out power to 3 million homes and businesses, so utility companies have had to wait days for extra crews traveling from as far away as Quebec and Oklaho- See STORMS, Page 12A


Frances Lukens looks at the tangle of boards and tree limbs piercing her living room ceiling in Lynchburg, Va., on Saturday.





Problem Anonymous ethics tips get OK property targeted County controller will screen complaints. An anonymous hotline is in the works. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Swoyersville officials are moving on complaints about neglected properties. By GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent

SWOYERSVILLE -- Abandoned and neglected properties were discussed at Monday night’s borough council meeting. Zoning Officer Joseph Ruscavage said he had condemned a property at 36 Brown St. because he was unable to ascertain the owner of the property. “Many abandoned properties are owned by financial institutions from out of state,” he said, “and are often sold and resold.” Condemnation of a property makes it likely that it can be sold at sheriff sale at some point. Councilman Chris Concert also said he was concerned that abandoned properties made it impossible for neighbors to fully enjoy their own properties. Concert said he received numerous calls on properties on Slocum and Oliver streets. He credited Ruscavage with doing an excellent job, saying “There are only so many hours in a day.” Council said it would be following up with cleaning up neglected or abandoned properties. In another matter, Councilman Joe Onzik said it would be in the borough’s best interest to sell a Mack garbage packer the borough now owns. Council President Ron Alunni agreed, saying its sale would generate revenue for the borough. The next council meeting will be Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Township projects completed By SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

PLYMOUTH TWP. -- Township Supervisor Joseph Yudichak announced Monday that the storm drainage and paving work on Redmond Road, as well as the paving and restoration on Atherton Road are now completed projects. Also, work on the storm drains and paving of all ditches on Pavlick Hill are finished. Work is now being done on Mt. Village, where the storm system replacement and road re-pavement repairs are in process. The repairs should be completed by Sept. 1, at which time the repairs to Avondale Hill will begin. The Avondale Hill repairs consist of work being done on the pipelines and drains. That project should be completed by the end of the year, officials said. In other business, residents said they were concerned about the stop sign at the Coal Street Bridge. One resident said it is an inconvenience to have to stop in both directions on the one-car, temporary bridge. Yudichak said the sign is for insurance purposes, and it is a state law to have the stop sign present on the bridge. Yudichak also said failure to obey the law could result in a lawsuit to the township should an accident occur. The next supervisors meeting will be Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.

Luzerne County Controller Walter Griffith said he will accept anonymous ethics complaints in writing or through a hotline because they won’t be examined by the county ethics commission. His four fellow county ethics commission members said they were uncomfortable allowing people to anonymously allege wrongdoing. County Manager Robert Lawton, a commission member, recently said the controller may accept and investigate anonymous complaints on his own. The controller could then file an ethics complaint if he believes a matter

he has investigated rises to the level of a violation, Lawton said. Griffith said he will set up an anonymous hotline and publicize an anonymous complaint process after July 4. “Some people know accurate information and will never come forward with their names. Even though we have whistleblower protection for employees, people are afraid,” Griffith said. He said he plans to appoint a citizen committee to sift through calls and written submissions because he doesn’t have the staff or resources to screen a large volume of allegations. If the volunteer committee believes a matter warrants further examination, Griffith said he would use his controller powers to obtain more information. He envisions a three-citizen committee and said he will publicly seek applicants.


Luzerne County’s Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission will hold a public meeting at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in the council meeting room on the first floor of the county courthouse.

“If I find something suspect, I can take it to the proper authorities or the ethics commission,” Griffith said. In a public meeting Monday, the ethics commission voted on a new complaint form that doesn’t require notarization. The new version says complaint filers face third-degree misdemeanor charges if they knowingly make false statements. The commission also discussed the status of three ethics complaints, without revealing details. The first alleged a person or

Two men charged in ATV thefts By EDWARD LEWIS

PLYMOUTH TWP. – Two men have been charged with stealing all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles in the Sweet Valley and Mountain Top areas since November. State police at Shickshinny charged Aaron Lee Noble, 18, of West Butler Street, Shickshinny, with the theft of six off-road vehicles from properties in Fairmount, Hunlock, Plymouth and Slocum townships from November through April. Andrew James Beach, 22, last known address as Susquehanna Avenue, Shickshinny, was ac-

cused of riding an ATV that was allegedly stolen from a Mossville Road, Fairmount Township, residence in April, according to arrest and court records. Beach recently waived his right to a preliminary hearing, sending a charge of receiving stolen property to Luzerne County Court. The investigation is ongoing and charges may be filed against other people, police said. State police said the ATV stolen from the Mossville Road residence was recovered on May 19 near a cemetery on Poplar Street in Plymouth Township, where the theft ring would hide the stolen vehicles.

Mountain Top will march

Noble was arraigned Saturday by District Judge Martin Kane in Wilkes-Barre on seven counts each of receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property, and six counts each of theft and criminal conspiracy to commit theft. He was jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $40,000 bail. State police allege Noble was involved in the thefts of a 1989 Suzuki ATV from Main Street, Hunlock Township, on Nov. 18; a 2006 Kawasaki ATV from Range Road, Hunlock Township, on Nov. 20, and a Polaris ATV from Poplar Street, Plymouth Township, on Nov. 22.

MOUNTAIN TOP -- Civic organization Mountain Top on the Move is holding its 25th annual Fourth of July Parade in Fairview and Wright townships on Wednesday morning. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Route 309 between the Chalet Restaurant and Turkey Hill and ends on South Main Road at the Wright Township Municipal Building. The parade is half mile long and will have 1,000 people participating, including an assortment of cheerleaders, Boy and Girl Scouts, bands and up to 25 emergency service and fire trucks. “We wanted to create an event to give people of the area something good to attend. We hope

everyone comes out, has a good time and then goes home to barbeque,” said Gene Haverlak, president of Mountain Top on the Move. “Ten of us are involved in planning the parade. They do an incredible job,” he said of the volunteers. Viewers will see up to eight people carrying the 15-by-20foot American flag that is used annually at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Haverlak said. That memorial is to honor those 44 who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, when Flight 93 crashed in a remote field after passengers and crew battled the hijackers for control of the plane. Gene Stilp, Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District, will bring the flag to

WILKES-BARRE: Wed., July 4 Kirby Park Preceded by concert 8 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE -- The Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn fund for Children’s Advocacy will hold its fifth annual Bike Helmet Giveaway on Wednesday during the July Fourth festivities at Kirby Park. The fund, also known as HKQ Kids, will have volunteers staffing a booth from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., when they will hand out and fit free bike helmets to children 12 and under if they are accompanied by an adult. Project coordinator Sue Greenfield said 1,200 bike helmets will be available for children, and more will be ordered if


Where: Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre When: Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Why: Distribute 1,200 bike helmets to children Cost: Free

needed. On average, an extra 500 to 600 helmets are ordered by the end of the day, she said. She also noted an aspect of helmet safety that she said many parents do not know about. “Once a helmet has hit the ground, that helmet is no longer safe. It should be thrown away. Even if the outside looks fine, the inside that absorbs the blow

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The Kawasaki was recovered from a storage facility on Front Street in the Hanover section of Nanticoke, state police said. Police said Noble was also involved in the thefts of a 2005 Honda ATV and a 2001 Arctic Cat ATV from Lily Lake Road, Slocum Township, on Feb. 1; a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle from Saxe Road, Fairmount Township, on Feb. 8, and a 2010 Kubota ATV from Marsh Creek Road, Fairmount Township, on April 30. The Kubota ATV was recovered on Poplar Street, Plymouth Township, on May 30, state police said.


has been compromised and it should be tossed. That’s why we try to have this every year,” Greenfield said. Having any helmet is useless if it does not fit properly, said Kevin Czekalski, owner of the Plains Bicycle Shop on 21 N. Main St. “Make sure it fits properly. If the helmet’s too loose, it can roll off the head and cause more injury, but if it’s too tight, it can cause headaches,” he said. All helmets to be distributed Wednesday were purchased from a manufacturer approved under U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, and each comes equipped with a

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user’s manual and CPSC label of certification, she said. “We have had an overwhelming response to our helmet giveaway the past four years and we hope 2012 will be just as successful,” said attorney Michelle M. Quinn, spokeswoman for HKQ Kids. “Even though Pennsylvania law requires kids under 12 to wear helmets, we continue to see too many children riding bikes without them. At HKQ Kids, we want all the kids in our communities to have helmets because we know they will prevent serious injuries and save lives,” she added.

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Hazleton man drowns

A Hazleton man drowned while swimming at Beltzville State Park, state police in Lehighton said. Police said Juan Rosa, 20, was reported missing and last seen on Sunday afternoon swimming in the Wild Creek area of the park, which is not a portion of the lake in which swimming is authorized, police said. Members of the Lehighton Fire Co. Dive Team found Rosa’s body in the lake Sunday night. The death was determined to be an accidental drowning, police said. WILKES-BARRE

Mr. Peanut will visit area



LOCAL Guilty plea made in hit-and-run Karen McCann was charged with homicide by motor vehicle and DUI. By SHEENA DELAZIO

WILKES-BARRE – A city woman charged with running into and killing a man and then driving away pleaded guilty Monday to a dozen charges relating to the case, including homicide by motor vehicle

On July10, Mr. Peanut and his new vehicle, the Nutmobile, will be making an appearance at the 33rd National Convention of Peanut Pals being held at the Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, July 8-12. Mr. Peanut will arrive around 3:30 pm on July 10. Mr. Peanut and his new vehicle will visit the Peanut Pals Swap Meet, open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. that day, and admission is free. Planters got its start in WilkesBarre in 1906 when Amedeo Obici and Mario Peruzzi founded Planters Nut and Chocolate Co. Mr. Peanut arrived in 1916 as a result of a contest the company sponsored.

while driving under the influence. Karen McCann, 34, of Blackman Street, also with an adMcCann dress of Kingston, entered the plea before county Judge William Amesbury to charges relating to the June 2011 hit-and-run that left 64-year-old Aloysius McLaughlin dead.

McCann, who was scheduled to stand trial on the charges Monday, faces a minimum of three years in prison on the homicide charge when she is sentenced on Sept. 27. Amesbury said she may face additional prison time on two other felony counts of accident involving death or injury and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, her second offense. Amesbury said that while McCann awaits sentencing she

must continue to participate in the county’s Day Reporting Center and undergo random drug testing. “If you test hot (for drugs or alcohol) I will remand you to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility,” Amesbury warned. Nearly two dozen members of McLaughlin’s family were present in court Monday and will likely speak at McCann’s sentencing hearing. According to police,



Pocono Raceway and the American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania Region have partnered for their seventh annual blood drive series to ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need this summer. Donors will be offered a chance at some spectacular prizes. The main blood drive will be at Pocono Raceway on July 12 from 1 to 7 p.m., with satellite drives occurring on July 11 and 12 for people who cannot be at the track location. Each presenting donor will receive a ticket to Pocono Raceway’s Aug. 4 race events including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying, the Pennsylvania 125 (ARCA race), and the Pocono Mountains 125 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race). Presenting donors also will be entered for a chance to win several prizes, including four terrace seats to the 2012 Pocono 400, gas cards, and an opportunity to meet all of the NASCAR drivers on-stage during the opening ceremony. Donors are asked to call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visit to make an appointment; for platelet donation appointments, call 1-800-432-8045 ext. 2232.

4 creeks will be improved By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES



ew Wilkes University President Patrick Leahy talks with faculty and staff at a meet-and-greet event Monday morning at Weckesser Hall as he begins his first week as president. Leahy, of Bear Creek Village, replaces Tim Gilmour, who retired June 30 after 11 years as president of the school. Leahy previously was employed as executive vice president of The University of Scranton. When his appointment was announced in March, he said he will be a hands-on administrator who will be seen on campus and approachable to faculty, staff and students alike. He set a personal goal of visiting all of the school’s academic departments within his first 60 days and promised that ‘in my early days, I’ll listen more than I’ll talk. I’ll be seen more than I’ll be heard.’

Biden will speak at Scranton event

A Scranton native, VP making first visit since touring flood areas.


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The waterways in Plymouth and Plymouth Township pose danger.

Gun safety talk planned

The Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Coalition invites the public to learn about gun safety and laws at a free seminar July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Emergency Management Building, 185 Water St. Speakers will be state Trooper Christopher Wilson, a firearms instructor for 16 years and the head FI for Troop P for the past five years. He has qualified thousands of troopers and hundreds of civilians. His primary duty assignment is supervising the Forensic Services Unit, Megan’s Law and Criminal Investigations at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas. Also speaking will be Randy Shaw, former police officer in Fairfax County, Va., detective of the Organized Crime Division/Street Crimes Unit, member of a SWAT team for seven years, and a law enforcement and firearms instructor at Luzerne County Community College. Topics will include weapons safety, mechanical operation of the handgun, proper ammunition, nomenclature, disassembly/assembly, cleaning, controlling access, addressing injuries, personal protection equipment and the state laws on guns. This free seminar is open to any Luzerne County resident 18 years of age and older who either owns a gun or is interested in purchasing one. Do not bring any guns or weapons to the seminar. Call 208-8900 for reservations.

McLaughlin was working as a landscaper in front of a home at 173 Third Ave., Kingston, at the time of the incident. Police said McCann was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer that struck McLaughlin. He later died at a local hospital of multiple traumatic injuries, according to prosecutors. Prosecutors said McCann had cocaine and prescription medications in her system at


Vice President Joe Biden will be in Scranton today to meet with campaign supporters, visit friends and family, and give remarks at Scranton’s Courthouse Square fireworks celebration. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, is expected to attend the event and appear with Biden. They are scheduled to make a public appearance together at 7:30 p.m. today. It was not known if Biden would

make additional stops during his visit. Biden was most recently in the region Sept. 16 when he toured flood-damaged areas in DuBiden ryea. Biden assured flood victims that the government “wasn’t stepping away” and help was on its way. Biden, a native of Scranton, toured the flood-ravaged homes in Duryea for two hours with elected officials and flood-relief personnel. Biden and President Barack Obama are seeking re-election in the Nov. 6

SCRANTASTIC SPECTACULAR SCHEDULE 4 p.m.: Gates open 4:30-6:50 p.m.: Local bands perform 7 p.m.: Declaration of Independence recited 7:20 p.m.: Opening remarks (mayor, county commissioners, others) 7:30 p.m.: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Vice President Joe Biden 7:45-9:40 p.m.: NEPA Philharmonic 9:45 p.m.: Fireworks

General Election. Republican Mitt Romney is the presumed Republican candidate. He has not yet selected his running mate.

Four waterways in Plymouth and Plymouth Township damaged by flash flooding one year ago today will be scooped out and reinforced in a few weeks. Nearly 6 inches of rain that fell in less than an hour on July 3, 2011, caused massive runoff from Plymouth Mountain into tributaries that drain into the Susquehanna River -- Coal Creek, Brown Creek, Wadham Creek and Duffy Run. The powerful torrents ripped up the creek banks and dumped sediment that could cause additional property loss and flooding if it rains hard again, officials said. Sediment removal and creek bank restoration of the upper portion of Coal Creek should start by late summer, said Josh Longmore, Luzerne Conservation District manager. A water company and government agencies have completed restoration and debris removal in the lower section of Coal Creek, Longmore said. The Conservation District agreed to oversee the project and obtained grants to fund the work, which is estimated to cost between $450,000 and $500,000. The creek runs through Plymouth borough and township. “We’ll protect the rest of the stream bank and restore the channel to its original capacity,” Longmore said. The Conservation District obtained a $674,790 state Department of Environmental Protection grant in February to fund the work. The U.S. Department of Agriculture subsequently agreed to fund 75 percent of most of the work, he said. The state grant will pay the 25 percent local match and any expenses not covered by the agriculture department, Longmore said. If grant money remains, it will fund stream bank restoration requests in other areas stemming from September 2011 See PLYMOUTH, Page 7A

You’ll have a new place to take furry friends in need of care New West Side Veterinary Hospital in Kingston will be a larger facility. By EILEEN GODIN Times Leader Correspondent

KINGSTON – Pet owners and furry patients will have a new veterinary hospital facility on the West Side, but will continue to see the familiar faces of Dr. William Rubin, Dr. Donald Sankey and staff. West Side Veterinary Hospital, 576 Market St., will be mov-

ing to a larger facility at 401 Third Ave., near the corner with Pierce Street. Due to the extensive renovations needed, Rubin said, the new hospital will not open until late winter or early spring of 2013. The 6500-square-foot building’s design caught Rubin’s eye years ago, and when the time was right, he purchased it in October. Pulling out a colorful floor plan, the two doctors show how different the new facility will be from their current one. Plans show six exam rooms, one of

which will double as a comfort room. “That is double what we currently have,” Sankey said. Set in a park-like area, the building will provide additional space and expanded hours to meet the needs of the doctors’ approximately 4,000 patients. Their current practice on Market Street covers 2,900 square feet. When the renovations are completed, including a partial second floor, they will have 7,000 square feet of work See VET, Page 7A


The future Third Avenue site of West Side Veterinary Hospital. The new facility will be larger than the current one.









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The band Power of Ten performs Monday at the River Common Amphitheatre in Wilkes-Barre during ‘An Evening of Jazz on the River Common.’ The event was presented by the Wilkes-Barre Riverfront Parks Committee in cooperation with Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute.

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Visitors enjoy the music of Power of Ten. The musical performance was one of numerous events held along the River Common.

Becky Kimpel and her daughter Maggie Rupp

Power of Ten band performs at the River Common in Wilkes-Barre. From left are Chris Aschman, trumpet; Kevin MacConnell, bass; and Matt Gallagher, trumpet.

A crowd takes in the music of Power of Ten




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Administration must decide on whether to shrink its long-range arsenal. By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer


WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is edging toward decisions that would further shrink the U.S. nuclear arsenal, possibly to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads, reflecting new thinking on the

role of nuclear weapons in an age of terror, say current and former officials. The reductions that are under consideration align with President Barack Obama’s vision of trimming the nation’s nuclear arsenal without harming national security in the short term, and in the longer term, eliminating nuclear weapons. The White House has yet to announce any plan for reducing the number of nuclear weapons, beyond commitments

made in the recently completed New Start treaty with Russia, which obliges both countries to reduce their number of deployed long-range nuclear warheads to no more than 1,550 by 2018. As of March 1, Russia had already dropped its total to 1,492 and the U.S. stood at 1,737. Obama has been considering a range of options for additional cuts, including a low-end range that would leave between 300 and 400 warheads. Several current and former offi-

cials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said there appeared to be a consensus building around the more modest reduction to 1,000 to 1,100 deployed strategic warheads. Officials have said in recent days that a decision could be announced this month. But given Republican criticism of any proposed further cuts and the heating up of the presidential election campaign, the White House might put the decisions

on hold until after November. The administration has indicated it would prefer to pursue further reductions as part of a negotiation with Russia, but some have suggested that reductions could be done unilaterally. Any reductions are likely to stir opposition among Republicans in Congress, who believe Obama underestimates the importance of a stable nuclear deterrent, even though the cuts would likely save tens of billions of dollars.

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Uphill fight for president

he apparent victor of Mexico’s presidential race, Enrique Pena Nieto, T struggled Monday with the sticky bonds

of his party’s notorious past, the limitation of his mandate and an opponent who has yet to concede defeat. His long-ruling and now-returned Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI, won only about 38 percent of the vote and is unlikely to get a majority Nieto in Congress. In fact, it may lose seats. He faces an old guard in the PRI that still exercises considerable power, an ongoing war against fierce drug cartels and a still sluggish economy. His closest rival, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who polled a higher-than-expected vote of about 32 percent, has refused to accept the loss, and many of his militant followers are suspicious of the results.


Grandmother to stand trial

A 74-year-old Michigan woman accused of shooting her teenage grandson at their suburban Detroit home will stand trial on murder and firearms charges, a judge ruled Monday after a police officer testified the woman emerged from the home screaming, “I murdered my grandson.” Sandra Layne is accused of repeatedly shooting 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman on May 18 at the West Bloomfield Township condo that she and her husband shared with the boy. Her attorneys say she acted in self-defense. If convicted, she could face up to life in prison. WASHINGTON

Test for kindergarten set

A new digital tool to test academic and behavioral skills will target students starting in kindergarten. ACT, the organization that developed the ACT college-entrance exam, will start testing the tool in the fall. It will be available to schools starting in 2014.The tool tracks students’ career interests, academic performance and progress toward goals. It’s designed to follow students from kindergarten through high school. Jon Erickson, president of ACT’s education division, said the goal is to identify and address gaps in skills needed for college and the workforce. The assessment combines traditional testing with teacher-led projects to generate an instant, digital score. LOS ANGELES

Anderson Cooper; ‘I’m gay’

Anderson Cooper has made it official: He’s gay. The host of "AC360" and "Anderson" has never publicly confirmed that detail about his private life before, but he’s never denied it, either. Cooper’s sexual orientation has long been an open secret, but it took an Entertainment Weekly cover story about gay celebrities to prompt the newsman to finally come out. Daily Beast blogger Cooper Andrew Sullivan, another openly gay newsman, wrote to Cooper asking for his reaction to the story and published the response on his blog, The Dish, on Monday morning. In the email, Cooper states, "The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."

Leader stakes a claim New Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi takes simple, populist stance in public. By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press


Members of the Free Syrian Army on a recent patrol in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.

Calling for unity By AYA BATRAWY Associated Press


AIRO — The head of the Arab League urged Syria’s exiled opposition to unite Monday, saying they must not squander the opportunity to overcome their differences as Western efforts to force President Bashar Assad from power all but collapse. The stakes are high for calming the crisis, which NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday called “one of the gravest security challenges the world faces today.” But more than one year into the Syrian revolt, the opposition is still hobbled by the infighting and fractiousness that have prevented the movement from gaining the kind of political traction it needs to present a credible alternative to Assad. “There is an opportunity before the conference of Syrian opposition today that must be seized, and I say and repeat that this opportunity must not be

“There is an opportunity before the conference of Syrian opposition today that must be seized … .”

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wasted under any circumstance,” Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby told nearly 250 members of the Syrian opposition in Cairo. “The sacrifices of the Syrian people are bigger than us and more valuable than any narrow differences or factional disputes,” he said. Nasser Al-Kidwa, deputy to U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, said at the meeting’s opening that unity of purpose and vision was “not an option, but a necessity if the opposition wants to bolster its popular support and trust and increase international support.” The divisions are tied to issues at

the heart of the revolution: Whether to seek dialogue with the regime and what ideology should guide a post-Assad Syria. Unlike Libya’s National Transitional Council, which brought together most factions fighting Gadhafi’s regime and was quickly recognized by much of the international community, Syria’s opposition has no leadership on the ground. Regime opponents inside and outside Syria are a diverse group, representing the country’s ideological, sectarian and generational divide. They include dissidents who spent years in prison, tech-savvy activists in their 20s, former Marxists and Islamists. Communication between those abroad and those in the country is extremely difficult. Political activists in Syria are routinely rounded up and imprisoned. Many are in hiding, communicating only through Skype using fake names, and the country is largely sealed off to exiled dissidents and foreign journalists.

CAIRO — Standing before tens of thousands of adoring supporters in Tahrir Square, President Mohammed Morsi opened his jacket in a show of bravado to prove he was not wearing a bulletproof vest. The message was clear: He has nothing to fear because he sees himself as the legitimate representative of Egypt’s uprising. In the week since he was named president, Morsi has portrayed himself as a simple man, uninterested in the trappings of power and refusing to take up residence in the presidential palace After eking out a narrow victory in last month’s runoff, Morsi has claimed the mantle of the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak last year. But his Muslim Brotherhood did not join the uprising until it had gained irreversible momentum. And its critics say the Islamic fundamentalist group has hijacked the movement that was led by secular and liberal youths. Morsi’s moves are an attempt to make up for the way he came to power, narrowly defeating Mubarak’s last prime minister in a runoff that had just a 51 percent turnout, said Karima Kamal, a minority Christian activist and writer. “He knows that he did not come to power because voters liked him. But the general impression in the street now is that he is a kind and simple man who came from a simple family. This is reassuring to many people,” she said. A U.S.-trained engineer, Morsi, 61, has none of the grandeur or name recognition of his predecessors.

1 dead in crash of plane aiding fire fight Rest of the fleet of Air Force C-130 planes used to fight wildfires have been grounded. The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A military cargo plane from North Carolina has crashed while fighting a wildfire in the Black Hills of South Dakota, killing at least one of the six crew members aboard and forcing officials to ground the fleet. There was no official word on death or injuries, but the family of Lt. Col. Paul Mikeal of Moores-

ville, N.C., confirmed they were notified early Monday that he had died in the C-130 crash Sunday evening. The 42-year-old married father of two was a veteran pilot who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Six crew members were aboard the C-130 from the North Carolina Air National Guard in Charlotte, N.C., said Lt. Col. Robert Carver. The plane crashed after dropping fire retardant. “Obviously there were casualties,” Carver said. “We are also thankful there were survivors.” Carver declined to give the numbers of those who died or sur-

vived, but confirmed there were some crew members being treated for serious injuries at a hospital in Rapid City, S.D. Seven other firefighting C-130s are being held on the ground because of the crash, which comes as states in the West are grappling with one of the busiest and most destructive wildfire seasons ever. All eight C-130s had been dispatched to Peterson last week to fight Colorado wildfires, including the 28-square-mile Waldo Canyon Fire. That fire killed two AP PHOTO people and destroyed nearly 350 Melissa Mgana kisses her young daughter Sofia, 5, as houses. The fire was 55 percent she surveys what is left of their home Sunday in a subdivision of Colorado Springs, Colo. contained.

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A Rembrandt masterpiece titled ’A bust of a Man in a Gorget and Cap’ was to be offered at a London auction for the first time in almost 40 years. It was estimated the work would fetch between $12.50 million to $18.80 million. The art work was to be part of the Old Master and British Paintings Evening Sale today.








Gas drilling under cemeteries stirs heated debate An eastern Ohio community is divided by a plan to seek gas underground in a cemetery. By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Loved ones aren’t the only thing buried in the 122-year-old Lowellville Cemetery in eastern Ohio. Deep underground, locked in ancient shale formations, are lucrative quantities of natural gas. Whether to drill for that gas is causing soul-searching as cemeteries — including veterans’ final resting places in Colorado and Mississippi — join parks, playgrounds, churches and residential backyards among the ranks of places targeted in the nation’s shale drilling boom. Opponents say cemeteries are hallowed ground that shouldn’t be sullied by drilling activity they worry will be noisy, smelly and unsightly. Defenders say the drilling is so deep that it doesn’t disturb the cemetery and can generate revenue to enhance the roads and grounds. “Most people don’t like it,” said 70-year-old Marilee Pilkington, who lives down the road from the cemetery in rural Poland Township and whose father, brother, nephew and niece are all buried there. “I think it’s a dumb idea be-


Trustees of the Lowellville Cemetery in Ohio have received a proposal to lease cemetery mineral rights for $140,000 plus a percentage of any royalties for any oil and gas, raising a tricky question: Are cemeteries a proper place for drilling? Backers of the proposal say the royalties money will enable them to maintain and improve the cemetery. Opponents say they are concerned that relatives’ remains might suffer damage.

cause I wouldn’t want anyone up there disturbing the dead, number one, and, number two, I don’t like the aspect of drilling,” she said. Township trustees received a proposal this year to lease cemetery mineral rights for $140,000, plus 16 percent of any royalties, for any oil and gas. Similar offers

soon followed at two other area cemeteries. Longtime Trustee Mark Naples felt the same way as Pilkington when the issue arose — even though $140,000 could cover the cemetery’s budget, minus road maintenance, for more than 20 years. “Our concern was we weren’t

going to let anybody come in there and move anything” in the cemetery, he said. “They weren’t going to have my vote for that.” John Campbell, a lease agent for Campbell Development LLC, a company based in Fort Worth, Texas, declined a request for more information on his proposal, which was not expected to stir

any graves. He said only that the offer was not accepted. It was just more fuel for drilling opponents in the Youngstown area, already rocked by a series of earthquakes that have been tied to deep-well injection of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing and other drilling activities. They’re now fighting for a citywide drilling ban. Concerns are driven largely by a lack of information, said John Stephenson, president of the Texas Cemeteries Association. “A lot of it just has to do with the way that it’s presented,” he said. “You’re hundreds of feet below the ground, and it’s not disturbing any graves.” It’s possible to reach oil and gas deposits now from drilling rigs placed sometimes miles away because of advances in what’s called horizontal drilling. The technology has made vast new shale energy deposits available under the Northeast, Texas and elsewhere. Stephenson leased mineral rights under two of his cemeteries within the past three years, he said. Each is about a century old and populated with 75,000 graves. Revenue from the leases — he wouldn’t say how much — has allowed him to pave roads, repair fences and make other improvements during economic hard times. The Catholic Cemeteries Association in Pittsburgh also saw

benefits to leasing mineral rights under 11 of its cemeteries comprising more than 1,200 acres. The five-year lease, signed in 2008, came to light through news reports in 2010. Douglas Shields, a city councilman at the time, was able to push through a citywide drilling ban amid the outrage stirred up by the debate. “Everybody (in the press) liked the ghoulish aspects of drilling on sacred ground and disturbing great-Grandma’s body and all that,” Shields said. “I’d say there were many other issues of greater immediate concern, but that’s what the hook to it was.” In Poland Township, officials were full of questions: Could they legally sell the mineral rights to a public cemetery? What claim would families with burial plots have to the royalties? “You know what it is, it’s emotional,” Poland Township Administrator Jim Scharville said. “A lot of people don’t want any type of drilling. There’s something about disturbing the sanctuary of a cemetery. We’re not talking about dinosaurs now and creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago. We’re talking about loved ones who have died, people we knew.” Plot owners have no legal claim to the mineral rights at a cemetery, Stephenson said.

Paternos Juvie-sentenced man wants out Grand jury rules welcomed favor info release He wants consideration for his jail term as a teenager in wake of court ruling.

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STATE COLLEGE — Joe Paterno’s family is calling on the Pennsylvania attorney general and former FBI Director Louis Freeh to release all emails and records related to their investigations into the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal. Family lawyer Wick Sollers’ statement Monday comes after reports of leaked emails between administrators about a graduate assistant’s account in 2001 of an encounter between former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and a boy in the showers. CNN reported one email outlined a change in plans among administrators after Athletic Director Tim Curley spoke to Paterno. Sollers represents the family of former coach Paterno, who was fired and died in January. Sollers says it’s clear someone in authority was not interested in a thorough investigation, given the leaks of selective emails. Freeh is leading the school’s internal investigation.

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia man imprisoned since 1975 asked Monday to be released in the wake of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that called mandatory life terms for juveniles unconstitutional. Tyrone Jones’ petition is among the first filed in the wake of the court’s 5-4 decision. The 56-year-old has served nearly four decades since his arrest at age 16 in a North Philadelphia street slaying. Pennsylvania prisons have nearly a quarter of the nation’s approximately 2,100 teen lifers because state sentencing laws give judges only two options for anyone convicted of firstdegree murder: a death sentence or life in prison without parole. Also, Pennsylvania juveniles of any age can be tried as adults. Some13-year-old murder suspects have later been sentenced to life in prison, according to Marsha Levick, a co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. Others took plea deals for a life sentence rather than face the death penalty, which was on the table for juvenile offenders until a 2005 Supreme Court ruling. “The circumstances under which a lifewithout-parole sentence would be appropriate should be uncommon,” Levick said. Several states are considering comprehensive reviews of such cases. In Pennsylvania, lawmakers are expected to wade into the issue at a July 12 Senate committee hearing. Philadelphia courts turned out at least 250 of the approximately 480 juvenile lifers now housed in Pennsylvania, Levick said. The sentences date back to the 1950s, and cover every decade since then.

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Pennsylvania Innocence Project lawyers also hope to overturn Jones’ conviction. They say he was convicted based solely on two contradictory police statements — and despite contrary ballistics evidence and witness descriptions. Jones was arrested in May 1973 outside his home, nine blocks from the murder scene, after police saw him wearing a red skull cap similar to the one worn by the shooter. He had a .25-caliber gun in his waistband. Under questioning by police, Jones admitted shooting at an unnamed boy while he was with his friend, Michael Long. While still in custody 12 hours later, police learned the victim, Henry Harrison, had been killed by a .22caliber gun. Both Jones and Long then said that Long had a .22-caliber weapon and had fired at Harrison. No witnesses ever linked them to the suspected gang-related slaying, an Innocence Project lawyer said. “Under duress ... we will say a lot of things that aren’t necessarily true to end the interrogation, especially a 16-year-old,” said lawyer Hayes Hunt, who filed Jones’ appeal as part of his pro bono work with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. Jones was tried, convicted and sent to prison in June 1975, four months before his 18th birthday. He had no prior arrests, but the judge had no choice but to sentence him to life without parole. Long was acquitted and now denies that he or Jones were involved, according to Jones’ lawyers. They said their client had become resigned to his fate over the years, but is now adjusting to both the new fight over his conviction and the Supreme Court’s rejection of his sentence. The Supreme Court has been whittling away at the harshest juvenile sentences, outlawing the death penalty in 2005 and life terms for non-fatal crimes in 2010.



COURT BRIEFS WRIGHT TWP. – A county deputy sheriff was arraigned Friday on charges she threatened to kill her ex-partner. Mary Jean Farrell, 51, of Arthur Circle, Mountain Top, was arraigned by District Judge James Dixon on charges of terroristic threats and harassment. Farrell has been off duty for an undetermined period on a workers’ compensation claim. She posted her $1,000 bail, and was ordered to have no contact

with Jennifer Johnson. An emergency protection-from-abuse petition was put into place, and Farrell ordered to surrender all weapons. Gun owners routinely have to temporarily surrender their weapons when a PFA is filed. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 9, according to court papers. According to court papers, on June 29, Johnson arrived at the Wright Township Police Department and said Farrell told their daughter that she was going to kill Johnson. Johnson said Farrell drove by






her home at least five times and began calling her on the phone, threatening to kill her. Johnson and Farrell have been involved in a custody action for several years involving two children. Court records indicate Johnson is the natural mother of the two children.

the plea in April. County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley on Monday granted the request to withdraw no contest pleas to nine charges of aggravated harassment by a prisoner and two charges of aggravated assault. Polachek Gartley scheduled a pre-trial hearing for Aug. 15. Pressley, who had previously been deemed incompetent to WILKES-BARRE – A Luzerne County Correctional Facil- face charges, had been a state inmate serving a two-to-six-year ity inmate who had pleaded no prison sentence on an aggravatcontest to attacking prison ed assault charge and was guards withdrew his plea Monhoused at the county prison day and will now be scheduled to stand trial on related charges. awaiting trial on allegations he Delacey Pressley, 33, entered assaulted officers at the State

Correctional Institution at Dallas. According to court records, between Jan. 30, 2010 and May 4, 2011, Pressley on various occasions spit on, struck and threw feces at corrections officers at both the county facility and SCI-Dallas. WILKES-BARRE – A Shickshinny man was sentenced Monday to nine to 18 months in county jail on charges relating to two burglaries. Anthony Corsey, 25, of state Route 239, was sentenced by Judge David Lupas on two

counts of burglary, and one count each of criminal mischief, theft, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest stemming from three incidents. Lupas also sentenced Corsey to two years probation. According to court papers, in June 2010, Corsey burglarized two homes in Kingston. He pleaded guilty to charges relating to those crimes in May. In October 2011, Wilkes-Barre police said Corsey tried to flee from them during an incident involving a stolen vehicle. He pleaded guilty to charges relating to that case Monday.

Kingston says it’s in tax ‘crisis’ By SUSAN DENNEY Times Leader Correspondent

KINGSTON – Council heard more concerns Monday night about delays in receiving revenues from its earned income tax collection agency. “We are in a crisis mode,” Municipal Administrator Paul Keating told the council at its regular session in reference to problems with Centax, its contracted tax collection agency. Keating reported revenues exceeded expenditures by $211,959 at the mid-point of the fiscal year. He said Kingston is in a good position financially because the municipality’s earned income tax take is up by

$52,000. But Keating said that the problem with Centax is still a big concern. He said some of the northern communities also contracted with Centax have not received any tax money at all this year. Keating said four meetings of the Luzerne County Tax Collection Committee have been held about the failure of Centax to collect taxes under the new state law named Act 32. He said the commission wanted to find out if this was a Centax issue or an Act 32 issue. But, he said, “it is clearly a Centax issue.” Keating said Kingston is poised to terminate its contract

with Centax, but the agency has retained counsel and is invoking a 90-day curative period in which to get its tax collection in order. Keating said this will not stop the municipality from continuing to pursue its course toward termination. “It’s a very serious and sad situation,” he said “We face uncertainty in the near future,” Keating said after the meeting. Also, Mayor James Haggerty announced the retirement of police Sgt. Jeff Coslett. He also announced that effective July 16, Coslett’s position will be filled by officer Tom McTague.


Drs. William Rubin and Donald E. Sankey talk to a reporter in their current Market Street Kingston office but will be moving within the year to Third Avenue.

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area. There will be a surgery room, treatment center, medical ward, a lab, a pharmacy, a dental area and plenty of parking. The second floor will have room for offices and an overnight room for a staff member for cases that require 24-hour monitoring. “The building was designed with future growth in mind,” Rubin said. “Efficiency flow is im-

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flood damage, he said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing restoration of the Duffy Run and Wadham Creek sections and plans to award a constructioncontractforchannelwork and riprap lining later this month, saidspokesmanClemGaines.Construction should begin in late sum-

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the time. McCann had turned from Pierce Street onto Third Avenue when her vehicle jumped a curb and struck McLaughlin, who witnesses said was kneeling down near the end of the driveway and had his back to McCann’s vehicle, according to court papers. A co-worker of McLaughlin’s

ter but moving to a location that far away could have had an effect on the clientele,” he said. In 1995, Rubin moved his practice from North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, to the Market Street, Kingston, location. At the time, he said some patients were upset with the move. Keeping the practice in the West Side was important to both Rubin and Sankey, to maintain its community and family ties. “We build on relationships,” Rubin said. “Our staff is very family oriented and makes an effort to stay away from the corporate mentality.”

mer, he said. The cost of that project won’t be known until the contract is awarded, he said. Duffy Run originates in Plymouth Township and feeds into Wadham Creek in Plymouth borough, said borough Coordinator Joe Mazur. Plymouthreceivedfundingtorestore Brown Creek, which flows through the borough from Larksville, Mazur said. The federal and/ or state government will oversee

that project, he said. An impounding dam on Brown Creek filled up with debris in July 2011,toppedoffbymoreinSeptember, reducing its capacity to hold water, Mazur said. The borough removed trees, tires and other debris, but special equipment is needed to clear out the remaining dirt and gravel, he said. The July flood also wiped out infrastructureanddamagedproperty in both municipalities.

said he saw the vehicle strike McLaughlin, and he ran after the SUV, attempting to have McCann stop. McCann drove away, police said, but was spotted on Market Street, crossing into oncoming traffic, nearly colliding with other vehicles. When McCann spoke with police a short time after the accident, she told police she did not believe she was in an accident, and that damage to her vehicle was from a previous incident.

Prosecutors said blood spatter was visible on the vehicle. At the time of the hit-and-run, McCann’s license was under suspension for a drunken-driving sentence imposed in February 2011, according to court records. She was later found guilty of driving with a suspended license by a district judge and not guilty of speeding and driving a vehicle without a valid inspection. She was sentenced to two months in jail on the summary conviction.

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Mayor Hoats extends thanks to all who helped with the borough’s anniversary. By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

FORTY FORT -- Council voted Mondaytoacceptaproposalfrom the Cohen Law Group to enter intotheLuzerneCountyCableConsortium and to negotiate a cable franchise renewal with Comcast Cable on behalf of the borough. Council Chairman Joe Chacke said the new arrangement can in-

crease the borough’s franchise revenue from Comcast by about 25 percent. Chacke said the borough receives about $55,000 annually from its current cable franchise agreement with Comcast. Inresponsetoaresident’sinquiry concerning the borough’s recent legal problems, Chacke said that under the borough’s current liability insurance policy, that it is responsible for a $5,000 deductible to secure legal representation in regards to the pending lawsuit filed against Forty Fort by a member of its police department.

In another matter, Mayor Boyd Hoats Jr. thanked everyone who volunteered to make the borough’s recent 125 anniversary celebration such a success. “To see the way the community responded when the wind storm came through and caused so much damage made me proud to be the mayor of this community,” said Hoats. In other business, council agreed to appoint new Borough Manager Linda Fairchild as the alternate representative to the Luzerne County Tax Collection Commission.

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portant for a veterinary hospital.” The doctors plan to bring a third veterinarian into the practice. Sankey said they hope to create a mentoring atmosphere for a younger veterinarian. “It is getting tougher and tougher for a student to start up their own hospital,” Sankey said. With a combined 63 years of veterinary experience between them, Rubin said they are hoping to “pass down a legacy.” Rubin has known for several years that he needed to expand the practice. “I was considering the former Pittston Animal Emergency Cen-

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RUTH E. LUTKOWSKI, age 90, a resident of the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, and a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Sunday morning, July 1, 2012, at the center. She was the widow of John Lutkowski, who passed away October 8, 1994. Surviving are two sons, John Lutkowski and his wife, Donna Lee, and Joseph Lutkowski and his wife, Dee, both of Old Forge; six grandchildren, Joseph Lutkowski and his wife, Jennifer; Mary Bugetti; Carl, John, Maria and Jared Lutkowski; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main Street, Old Forge. Interment will be in Abington Hills Cemetery in South Abington Township. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. THOMAS J. “TOM” FOX SR., 48, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, at WilkesBarre General Hospital. Arrangements are pending from Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 465 S. Main St., WilkesBarre. JOSEPH J. KACHURAK, 72, East Shawnee Avenue, Plymouth, died Sunday evening, July 1, 2012, in Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth.












Ann M. Boruch

Michael J. Caputo Sr.

July 1, 2012

July 2, 2012

2012, at her residence. Her loving husband is Carl A. Boruch. Together, Carl and Ann celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2012. Born on July 30, 1933 in Ashley, Ann was the daughter of the late Michael and Marcella (Wegnovich) Fritz. Prior to her retirement, Ann was employed for 19 years as a seamstress for the former Val Sportswear. Additionally, she worked for many other garment factories throughout the Wyoming Valley and was a dedicated homemaker. Ann was a lifelong member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Sugar Notch. A woman of many enjoyments, Ann especially enjoyed traveling, shopping and sewing. In addition to her parents, Michael and Marcella Fritz, Ann was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Powell. In addition to her loving husband, Carl, Ann is survived by her brother, Michael Fritz, of Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on

Sophie J. Alexandrakos July 1, 2012

ichael J. Caputo Sr., a resident M of Pittston, died Monday, July 2, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Val-

nn M. Boruch, 78, a resident of Ashley, passed away unexpectA edly on Sunday afternoon, July 1,

Thursday, July 5, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. from the Joseph L. Wroblewski Funeral Home, 56 Ashley Street, Ashley, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 828 Main Street, Sugar Notch, with the Reverend Joseph R. Kakareka, her pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 712 South Keiser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517.

Gertrude A. Washcalus

ley Medical Center, Plains Township. He was born January 5, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Canio Caputo and Angelina (DeNicola) Caputo. His wife, Philomena (DelMonte) Caputo, preceded him in death. He served in the Navy as a 2nd Class Pharmacist Mate. He was a proud member of the Pittston Senior Center, where he participated in many activities such as parties and cookouts. Surviving are son Michael and wife Ann Caputo, West Pittston; daughter Mildred and husband John Passeri, Harding; brother Paul Caputo, Brooklyn, N.Y.; granddaughters, Rachael Kiwak, Lisa Passeri, Theresa Romaldini; greatgrandson, Dylan Kiwak; greatgranddaughter, Olivia Kiwak. He was also preceded in death by brothers, John Caputo, Albert Caputo and Joseph Caputo; sisters, Theresa Olmos and Dorothy Dickerson. Funeral Services are entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Viewing hours will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Friday July 6, 2012,


at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church) on Friday, July 6, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 The family would like to gives special thanks to Dr. Michael Kovalick & the fourth-floor nursing staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley for their excellent care and compassion. Online condolences to Michael’s family may be made by visiting the website

July 2, 2012

SSG Joseph “Curt” John Weiss June 30, 2012


SG Joseph “Curt” John Weiss, retired PA Army National Guard, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Wilkes Barre General Hospital. He was known by his co-workers as “Smokey” and his fellow National Guardsmen as “Gabby.” Born December 25, 1943, in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Joseph and Clara Kutz Weiss. Joseph retired as a Staff Sergeant from the PA Army National Guard, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery, after serving more than 21 years. Prior to that, he served in the Army Federal Reserve and the U.S. Army. He had served a total of 27 years and five months. Joseph retired after 35 years as a 1st Class Maintenance man from Smith Aerospace, formerly King 5th Wheel Co., Mountain Top. He was a member of the Honey Pot Social Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and an officer and bartender of the 400 Club, Nanticoke. Joseph was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and camping. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Michael and John. Surviving are his wife, the former Jane Summerfield Weiss; son, Michael, and his wife, Annette, Nuangola; daughters, Lisa and her husband, Paul Volack, Edwardsville; and Kelly, at home; granddaughters, Madison and Brooke; sister, Lillian Zanowicz, Nanticoke; aunt Florence Kotz, Sheatown; nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from St. John’s Lutheran Church, State St., Nanticoke. Friends may call Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. Interment will be in Nanticoke Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke.

Eleanor T. Hardisky June 30, 2012


leanor T. Hardisky, 90, formerly of Lehman Township, died Saturday at Mercy Center, Dallas. Eleanor was born in Jackson Township on March 18, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Andrew S. and Mary (Chewey) Hardisky. Eleanor graduated from Lehman High School and attended the former Wilkes-Barre Business College. Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was employed by what is now First Valley Bank in Kingston for 41 years. She was a life member of the former Saint Anthony of Pauda Parish in Larksville and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She will be remembered as a caring woman who unfailingly put the needs of others ahead of her own. Eleanor was preceded in death by brothers, Andrew G., Joseph J., John G. and Frank A.; sisters, Mary Lotzko, Justina Stofko, Anna Hudak, Margaret Rusiloski and Julia Piznar. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Eleanor will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson Street, Larksville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Saint John the Baptist Church, Nesbitt Street, Larksville. Interment will be held in Saint Stephen’s Cemetery, Lehman Township. Family and friends may call on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m.

Donna Carey Hagenbaugh

ertrude A. Washcalus, age 79, of Plymouth, passed away peaceG fully early Monday morning at the

General Hospital, Wilkes Barre. She was the wife of the late Gerald P. Washcalus of Plymouth, who passed away in 2007. Born March 17, 1933, in Plymouth Township, she was the daughter of the late John M. Brozena and Rose Sudeyko Brozena. She was a lifelong resident of Plymouth and Plymouth Township. Gertrude was a graduate of St. Vincent’s High School, Class of 1951, where she met her husband, Gerald. She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Nativity Church and St. Vincent de Paul Church, both of Plymouth, and a member of All Saints Parish, of Plymouth. Throughout her life, she was a loving homemaker. She was also employed as a sewing machine operator for 28 years at Silco Specialties, in Wilkes Barre Township. She was a member of the American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, Post 463 of Plymouth and a volunteer for her church, throughout the years. In addition to her parents and husband, Gertrude was preceded in death by her brothers, John, Paul and Leo Brozena. She is survived by her loving sons, Michael J. Washcalus and his wife, Mary, of Hanover Township,

July 2, 2012 Carey Hagenbaugh, 64, of D onna Nanticoke, passed away Mon-

and Gerald P. Washcalus Jr. and his wife, Nicolette, of Quakertown; grandsons, Michael Washcalus Jr. and Miles Washcalus; sister, Rose Brozena Derwin, and her husband, Joseph, of Plymouth; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 West Main Street, Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, 66 Willow Street, Plymouth. Interment will be in St. Vincent’s de Paul Cemetery, Larksville. Family and friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences to Gertrude’s family.

FUNERALS BESECKER – Cecilia, Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. today in St. Therese’s Church, corner of Pioneer Ave. and Davis St., Shavertown. CHERUNDOLO – Rose, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc. 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Mary of Assumption Church, Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. DIANDRIOLA – Catherine, funeral 11:30 a.m. today in the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge. Mass at noon in Prince of Peace Parish- St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge. EVANS – Ralph, funeral 9 a.m. today in Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., WilkesBarre. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. LEWIS – William, Sr., memorial service 4 p.m. today in the Lakeside Skillet Restaurant, Harveys Lake. MALESHEFSKI – Genevieve, funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home. MYERS – Regina, funeral 9:45 a.m. today in the Hugh B. Hughes and Son Funeral Home Inc., 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Religious services at 10:30 a.m. in Dorranceton United Methodist Church. ROBAK – Charlotte, funeral 8:30 p.m. today in the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. Friends may call 6 p.m. until service time. RUDNICK – Michele, Shiva 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at 253 Reynolds St., Kingston. SALMON – James, Mass of Christian Burial 12:30 p.m. today in Queen Of The Apostles Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Family and friends are asked to go directly to Queen Of The Apostles Church for Mass. SIVILICH – Michael, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Nanticoke. SMITH –Audrey, funeral 1 p.m. today in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Friends may call noon until time of services. WAMBOLD – Kylee, funeral 10 a.m. today in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Berwick Street White Haven. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until time of service in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

WASKIEWICZ – Margaret, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. today in Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass in the church. WEISS – SSG Joseph, memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Lutheran Church, State Street, Nanticoke. Friends may call 9 a.m. until time of services. ZEDOLIK – Anna, funeral with Panachida 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the John V. Morris - Charles J. Leagus Funeral Home, 281 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre Township. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. ZURINSKI – Marian, funeral 9:15 a.m. today in the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory, Harveys Lake.

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day at Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born January 29, 1948, Donna was the daughter of the late James W. and Alta F. Carey of Nanticoke. She was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, Class of 1965, where she was a Strutter. Donna’s main career was in the medical field, recently retiring from the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, serving 17 years there as a nurse and later spent seven years as a Pharmacy Technician until her retirement two years ago. Donna previously worked many years as a nurse at hospitals in Fairfax, Alexandria and Woodbridge, Virginia, and was also an emergency room nurse at Lorton Federal Penitentiary. She transferred to the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre from DeWitt Army Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Donna was 1972 graduate of Fairfax County School of Nursing, Fairfax, Virginia, and also attended Northern Virginia Community College. After graduating high school, Donna pursued a career as an airline stewardess, graduating from Hartford Airline Personnel School in Hartford, Connecticut, and working for National Airlines from 1966 to 1970. She also competed in Miss Virginia USA. After her retirement, her interests were gardening, reading, collecting recipes and she loved watch-

ophie J. Alexandrakos, 85, formerly of McAdoo, died Sunday afternoon at the East Mountain Manor, Wilkes-Barre. She was the wife of the late Agesilaos “Syl” Alexandrakos, who died in 1980. Born September 16, 1926, in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late John and Virginia Banos. She was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Wilkes Barre. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will always be remembered for her kind heart and her big beautiful smile. She is survived by three children, John Alexandrakos and wife Tina, of Lansdale, Pa.; Elaine Covucci and husband David, of Concord, Mass.; and Mary Koko and husband F. William, of Wayne, Pa..; four granddaughters, Elena Alexandrakos, Maria Martin, Cristina and Alexandra Covucci; one great-granddaughter, Callista Martin; one brother, Peter Banos, and wife Maria, of West Pittston; one sister, Evangeline Gabriel, and husband George, of Allentown; several nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary Economopoulos. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross Street, Wilkes-Barre, celebrated by the Rev. George Dimopoulos, pastor. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Carbondale. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Marian May Tasker July 2, 2012 ing the Food Channel and “Dancing with the Stars.” Donna is survived by her four children, Fred Ohm of New York City; Jeff Ohm of Boca Raton, Florida; Steven Ohm of Greensboro, North Carolina; and Suellen Hagenbaugh Hays and her husband, Josh Hays; Ronald Hagenbaugh of Glen Lyon; four granddaughters; brothers, James P Carey and his wife, Debbie, Nanticoke, and Brian, New York City. Donna was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, Nanticoke, and attended St. Faustina Parish. Funeral services will be held 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. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Henrietta A. Poplawski July 1, 2012


arian May Tasker, 86, of Gilligan Street in Wilkes-Barre, died Monday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born May 16, 1926, in the Georgetown section of Wilkes-Barre Township, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Basham May. Marian was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School. During World War II, she worked for Western Union and later became communications supervisor at Wyoming Valley Hospital in WilkesBarre and Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Plains before retiring in 1994. Marian was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church in WilkesBarre. She was also a member of Irem Women’s Auxiliary and the Antique Automobile Club of America. A loving and devoted wife and mother, she greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband, John Ross Tasker, died July 3, 1997. A daughter, Betty Wolseiffer, also preceded her in death. Marian will be greatly missed by her son, Jack, and his wife, Dorothy Tasker of Mountain Top; grandchildren, Amy and her husband, Robert Bruckler of Macungie; Lindsay and her husband, John Barker, of WilkesBarre; Kristen and her husband, Eric Robertson, of Harrisburg; and Danielle Wolseiffer Mullery of WilkesBarre; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Jordyn, Lily and Taylor Bruckler; Emma and John Barker; Marley and Braeden Mullery; sister Lelia Polander of Berwick; brothers, William and his wife, Marilynn May, of Wilkes-Barre, and Sheldon and his wife, Margaret May, of Valley of Lakes in Hazleton; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pastor Shawn Walker of First Baptist Church will lead the Celebration of Marian’s Life on Friday at 10 a.m. at McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service, 142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Mount Greenwood Cemetery in Trucksville. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin’s on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Shriners Hospitals, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Marian’s family at

Henrietta A. years, Walter; children, Walter PopPoplawski, 87, lawski and his wife, Pearleen, Kingpassed away ston; Cynthia Manini and her huson Sunday, Ju- band, Robert, West Pittston; Melly 1, 2012, in oney Yurek and her husband, Tony, Little Flower Wyoming; and Dr. Richard Poplawski Manor, where and his wife, Denise, Plains; 13 grandshe was a resi- children; seven great-grandchildren; dent for one month, after a two- sisters Mary Luvender and Helen year battle with esophageal cancer. Pesta; several nieces and nephews. She previously resided in Plains The family would like to thank the and Wyoming. staff and the Carmelite sisters of LitShe was born on February 22, tle Flower Manor for all their care 1925, in Dupont, daughter of the and support. late John and Mary Lukasik KlemThe funeral will be held on Thurschick. day at 9 a.m. from Bednarski Funeral She graduated from Dupont Home, 168 Wyoming Avenue, WyomHigh School in 1943. ing, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Prior to her retirement, she 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church of St. worked as a waitress at the Mid- Monica’s Parish, Wyoming, with way Restaurant and also as a seam- Msgr. John J. Sempa officiating. Instress in the Garment Industry. terment will be held in Memorial Henrietta was a member of St. Shrine Cemetery, West Wyoming. Joseph’s Church of St. Monica’s Friends may call Wednesday 4 to 7 Parish, Wyoming. She was a prior p.m. at the funeral home. member of St. Joseph’s Church, Memorial contributions may be Port Griffith, where she was the made to the American Cancer Sociehead of the Altar and Rosary Socie- ty, 712 South Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA ty for many years. 18517 or to Little Flower Manor, 200 She was preceded in death by South Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, her brother, Maxie Klemchick, and PA 18702. sisters Julia Rose Boroski and Violet Kendzor. IF NURSING HOME PLACEMENT BECOMES Surviving are her husband of 61 NECESSARY… DON’T PRESUME ALL IS LOST!

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Health care debate claims vs. facts

Statements by President Obama and Mitt Romney on new law are hit and miss.


WASHINGTON — In promoting the health care law, President Barack Obama is repeating his persistent and unsubstantiated assurance that Americans who like their health insurance can simply keep it. Republican rival Mitt Romney says quite the opposite, but his doomsday scenario is a stretch. After the Supreme Court upheld the law last week, Obama stepped forward to tell Americans what good will come from it. Romney was quick to lay out the harm. But some of the evidence they gave to the court of public opinion was suspect. A look at their claims and how they compare with the facts: • OBAMA: “If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. This law will only make it more secure and more affordable.” ROMNEY: “Obamacare also means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have, the insurance that they like and they want to keep.” THE FACTS: Nothing in the law ensures that people happy with their policies now can keep them. Employers will continue to have the right to modify coverage or even drop it, and some are expected to do so as more insurance alternatives become available to the population under the law. Nor is there any guarantee that coverage


will become cheaper, despite the subsidies many people will get. Americans may well end up feeling more secure about their ability to obtain and keep coverage once insurance companies can no longer deny, terminate or charge more for coverage for those in poor health. But particular health insurance plans will have no guarantee of ironclad security. Much can change, including the cost. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the number of workers getting employer-based coverage could drop by several million, as some workers choose new plans in the marketplace or as employers drop coverage altogether. Companies with more than 50 workers would have to pay a fine for terminating insurance, but in some cases that would be cost-effective for them. Obama’s soothing words for those who are content with their current coverage have been heard before, rendered with different degrees of accuracy. He’s said nothing in the law requires people to change their plans, true enough. But the law does not guarantee the

the office said. The congressional budget scorekeepers acknowledged their projections are “quite uncertain” because of the complexity of the issue and the assumptions involved, which include the assumption that all aspects of the law are implemented as written. But the CBO assessment offers no backup for Romney’s claim that the law “adds trillions to our deficits.” • OBAMA: “And by this August, nearly 13 million of you will receive a rebate from your insurance company because it spent too much on things like administrative costs and CEO bonuses and not enough on your health care.” THE FACTS: Rebates are coming, but not nearly that many Americans are likely to get those checks and for many of those who do, the amount will be decidedly modest. The government acknowledges it does not know how many households will see rebates in August from a provision of the law that makes insurance companies give back excess money spent on overhead instead of health care delivery. Altogether, the rebates that go out will benefit nearly 13 million people. But most of the benefit will be indirect, going to employers because they cover most of the cost of insurance provided in the workplace. Employers can plow all the rebate money, including the workers’ share, back into the company’s health plan, or pass along part of it. The government says about 4 million people who are due rebates live in households that purchased coverage directly from an insurance company,

status quo for anyone, either. So where does Romney come up with 20 million at risk of losing their current plans? He does so by going with the worst-case scenario in the budget office’s analysis. Researchers thought it most likely that employer coverage would decline by 3 million to 5 million, but the range of possibilities was broad: It could go up by as much as 3 million or down by as much as 20 million. • ROMNEY: After saying the new law cuts Medicare by $500 billion and raises taxes by a like amount, adds: “And even with those cuts and tax increases, Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt, and pushes those obligations onto coming generations.” THE FACTS: In its most recent complete estimate, in March 2011, the Congressional Budget Office said the new health care law would actually reduce the federal budget deficit by $210 billion over the next 10 years. In the following decade, the law would continue to reduce deficits by about onehalf of one percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, See HEALTH, Page 12A


W-B made false arrest, suit says Paul Stolarik claims he was never served with a PFA before he was jailed. By STEVE MOCARSKY

SCRANTON – A Glen Lyon man has sued the city of Wilkes-Barre, its police chief and three police officers, claiming he was falsely arrested and imprisoned in 2010. Paul S. Stolarik says in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that he was arrested for violating a temporary protection from abuse order after returning to his residence on July 2, 2010, even though he was never served with the order, was unaware of it and told police as much, the lawsuit states. According to court papers: Upon Stolarik’s arrival at his residence at 15 N. Meade St. on July 2, 2010, his father, John Paul Stolarik, who also lived there, refused to allow him inside and called 911 under the mistaken assumption that a temporary PFA he filed against his son earlier in the day was properly served upon his son. When Wilkes-Barre police officers Ed Casella and Kenneth Jones arrived, Paul Stolarik told them he was unaware that a PFA was issued and “made it clear to (them) that no PFA was served upon him.” But rather than verify that information, the officers arrested him, took him to police headquarters and turned him over to officer Paul Crawford while they filed a charge of indirect criminal contempt of a court order against him. Stolarik was arraigned on July 3 on the alleged contempt

violation and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. He claims Casella and Jones led the district judge to believe that a temporary PFA had been served on him and that they conspired to make untrue statements to the district judge, including that Stolarik told 911 “that a PFA was issued against him by his father.” The charges resulted in Luzerne County Adult Probation placing a detainer on Stolarik on July 6. Stolarik was actually served with the temporary PFA order on July 8, when he was transported to the Luzerne County Courthouse for a hearing to determine if a permanent PFA order should be granted. Because of the lack of prior service of the PFA, the hearing was continued to July 13 and was to be combined with a hearing on the indirect criminal contempt charge. At the July 13 hearing, the court dismissed the contempt and PFA violation charges. Police Chief Gerard Dessoye and the city also were named as defendants in the lawsuit because it was the chief’s and city’s policy or custom to leave acts of its employees to their own discretion, and failing to ensure the police officers were properly trained, the lawsuit states. Stolarik claims his constitutional rights guaranteed by the Fourth and 14th amendments were violated, that he suffered physical injury, emotional anguish and distress and other inflictions, as well as economic damages from lost employment. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

As tax revenue arrives slowly, Dorrance blasts Centax agency

By TOM HUNTINGTON Times Leader Correspondent

DORRANCE TWP. – The township supervisors joined other municipalities in Luzerne County complaining about the tax collection services of Centax. At Monday night’s meeting, Patricia A. Davis, secretary/treasurer, said the township is about $14,000 behind in wage tax receipts because of policies instituted by Centax officials that have caused a delay in remittances. Davis said that at a recent session of the Luzerne County Tax

Collection Committee, a proposal was adopted giving Centax 90 days to make corrections to its procedures. Davis said that if Centax doesn’t make adjustments to speed up the collection process, a resolution will be introduced to “rehire” Berkheimer Associates. Supervisors Royce Engler and Gary Zane said they are in favor of retaining Berkheimer but would abide by any decision made by the county body. The supervisors also announced that public hearings on a conditional use permit being sought by Pennsy Supply Inc. to relocate its quarry off Small Mountain Road have been tentatively scheduled on July 24 and

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July 31, 6:30 p.m., at the Dorrance Township Fire Hall, 402 St. Johns Road. Attempts were made to conduct the hearings on June 21, but it was postponed due to a scheduling conflict. Earlier in June, the township zoning hearing board approved the plans of Pennsy and forwarded a recommendation to the supervisors that a conditional use application be approved. The supervisors have scheduled their own hearings to receive more public comment. Kevin Casey, Small Mountain

Road resident, said Monday that he is going to continue to intervene. Casey has long been a critic of the quarry operation and has retained attorney Bill Higgs of Mountain Top in his attempt to block the quarry. Casey said he thinks supervisors have already reached a decision to approve the plans of Pennsy and the hearing will just be a formality. He also said he is prepared to file an appeal based upon what he calls “collusion” between Dorrance and Pennsy officials. He alleged illegal non-public meetings

between officers of the two entities have been held on a regular basis. He said he has video evidence to support his claim. In another matter, Gary Snelson, zoning officer, said one of two permits issued in June was for timbering operations being conducted by Wagner Lumber of Owego, N.Y., on land owned by Andrew Kramer along Blue Ridge Trail. Snelson said the operation was

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undertaken before a permit application was filed, thus Wagner has been required to “pay double” for its permit. Also, supervisors acted to institute a Flood Plain Management Ordinance in accordance with the provisions of the National Flood Insurance Program. The ordinance is scheduled to be officially imposed at the next supervisors’ meeting, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m..

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EARLY 18,000 gal- term, lacks oversight in such a lons of fuel go mis- key spending area. Fuming-mad taxpayers who sing from the city of Wilkes-Barre’s gas sounded off Monday about the pumps in only seven months, fuel fiasco rightly wonder what and officials have the gall to gives with this administration. suggest it’s merely – oops – a Why seemingly can’t it emmatter of lax record-keeping in brace modern technology to provide 21st century services the logbooks. We call it something else: and accountability? Previously, Leighton’s group negligence. A report in Sunday’s edition was under the microscope for of The Times Leader spotlight- arranging to sell city property ed significant and repeated dis- to a certain buyer without widely advertiscrepancies between ing the parcels – the amount of diesel Wilkes-Barre’s fuel and gasoline re- egregious episode and thereby ensuring taxpayers moved from the takes the phrase got the best possicity’s tanks and the figures that employ- “self-service” to a ble deal. This time, they ees reported they new and disturbing apparently bunhad dispensed. Staff level. gled the distribuwriter Terrie Mortion of gas at the gan-Besecker’s analysis concluded that about Public Works Department, de17,880 gallons – or about 30 spite owning an electronic syspercent of the total pumped tem intended to monitor every since Dec. 1 – cannot be ac- drop. For unexplained reasons, the system was installed in counted for in city records. Regardless of whether the 2009 but not activated, a city problem ultimately is pinned spokesman said. Other communities, such as on a leaky tank, lazy workers who fail to fill out the proper Hazleton and Kingston, closepaperwork or outright theft, ly track fuel usage, Morgan-Bethe city administration has no secker reported. Kingston’s excuse for not uncovering the method allowed it years ago to trouble much earlier – and on pinpoint a problem, and a fuelits own. No material goods, filching employee was identimuch less a costly commodity fied. Wilkes-Barre’s egregious such as gasoline, should flow through the city’s control with- episode takes the phrase “selfout proper checks and bal- service” to a new and disturbing level. Unless the city can ances. It’s distressing that the ad- provide a plausible explanaministration of Mayor Tom tion for how its gas got away, Leighton, now in his third heads should roll.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I’m confident no one is misusing gas, but it’s something we are going to have to look into …” Tom Leighton Although lacking any substantiation, Wilkes-Barre’s mayor offered his assurance last week that criminal conduct was not to blame for the undocumented use of nearly 18,000 gallons of fuel from the city’s tanks. A review of records over seven months showed a huge discrepancy between the tanks’ computer-generated reports and the logbooks that city employees are supposed to sign when pumping gas.



Writer objects to hiring at sanitary authority


find it disturbing that the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority hired a retired state police captain to head its human resources department. The new manager has no degree in human resources. What he does have is a large state pension. He also will have a new salary of $75,000 per year. When is enough, enough? Now, I do not begrudge anyone a pension or the right to work, but this seems to be diving headfirst into the public trough. My hat’s off to the two board members who voted against this hiring. Joe Olejnick Jr. Swoyersville

He has sinking feeling about health care future


our words to all those people cheering “Obamacare”: The Titanic has sailed.



In the middle of June, the number of permanent jobs the administration claimed would be created in Pennsylvania by the Shell facility was “up to 20,000.” Tuesday last, the number was 10,000. An administration spokeswoman said officials might use different numbers depending upon where its officials are speaking. Good grief. She might as well have said “What numbers would you like?” Such numbers games only fuel the already heightened suspicions that this project, packed with billions in public subsidies now characterized as “unlimited,” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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HE CORBETT administration’s ever-changing projections on the number of permanent in-state jobs it expects to be created by the proposed Shell ethane “cracker” plant in Beaver County remind us of an old joke. “I’d like to buy a new suit,” says the man upon entering a shop. “Ah, I’m sure we can help you,” responds the very accommodating clothier. After trying on a few styles, the man settles on one he likes. “But do you have this in blue?” he asks the clothier. Ever the jokester, the clothier responds: “Let me go to the back room and change the color of the light.”


s a practicing emergency physician for more than 30 years, I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to affirm the Affordable Care Act, and I hold in high praise President Obama for passing this landmark legislation, which has been too long in coming. I have witnessed my fellow citizens who cannot afford routine medical care and prevention, not to mention basic dental care, for lack of insurance. Our emergency departments, which represent the nation’s safety net, are overfilled with individuals who have no other source of medical care or access to medications for lack of affordability. This plan, labeled a tax by opponents, will cost only those people who can afford to buy insurance and do not choose to do so, about $700 as I understand it. No one who cannot afford insurance will be taxed, and those with insurance will not be taxed either. Those who have insurance and are happy with it will not be affected, but the 45 million without insurance will now be privileged with access to one of life’s basic necessities – medical care – which virtually every other civilized Western society provides for its members. The plan itself has been deliberately misrepresented by Republican leadership, specifically for political gain.

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This demonstrates President Obama’s effective leadership and vision for a better America. Members of the do-nothing Republican Congress should be ashamed of themselves for opposing it in the first place, especially without providing any other effective health care reform. It reflects their total opposition to any forwardthinking and progressive governing as proposed by Mr. Obama, and clearly underlines their plan to oppose virtually every one of his plans to better America, such as his jobs plan. I am sick and tired of do-nothing politics. I see the Affordable Care plan as a major step forward to get America out of its doldrums. I would like to see President Obama get his jobs plan moving forward and replace America’s crumbling infrastructure, while creating numerous desperately needed jobs. I believe government does have a role in our society, and one of its chief responsibilities is to provide a stimulus to get people back to work when the private sector doesn’t seem able to do so. Unrestricted by governmental oversight, this same private sector is responsible for the banking and mortgage crises we are trying to dig out from under. Once again, shame on you Republicans who have great health coverage and good jobs yet choose to do nothing while much of America is in real trouble. And kudos to you, Mr. Obama and the Supreme Court, for trying to get America back on track. Dr. Jeffrey Lubin Shavertown

Visit places, win prizes in great outdoors of Pa.


ith summer in full swing, how would you like some free, close-to-home fun and adventure? It is easy with the Keystone Active Zone Passport, an annual program that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get outside and become active at Luzerne County’s many parks, trails and outdoor events. The “passport” is a free guide that anyone can use to explore the area’s wonderful, recreational resources and cultural heritage. This year’s passport boasts 30 passport stops, offering more than 50 opportunities


to have outdoor fun; many of them are within an hour’s drive from most Luzerne County residents. It is easy to participate. Register at the program’s website: Follow the easy instructions, download the passport and start your exploring. Visit as many passport stops as desired. Each stop has a scavenger hunt question. Find the answers, then revisit the KAZ website to log your finds. Participants are entered to earn awards for every five stops logged and automatically are entered to win the great prizes awarded at the program’s end in October. The more stops visited and logged, the greater the chances to win prizes such as a Sno Mountain ski package, Sno Cove water park passes for four, family kayak excursions on the Susquehanna River, whitewater rafting excursions, family camping weekends, YMCA memberships, gift certificates and more. In addition to the three state parks, the passport includes places such as the Nuangola bog, Hazleton’s new farmers market, family fishing events, spectacular areas open to the public through land trust conservation easements, a series of guided downtown walks in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton hosted by the YMCAs, two sections of the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh Trail that follows the route that anthracite coal took from the local mines to markets in Bucks County, the Susquehanna River Water Trail’s North Branch section, and many local trails that are lovingly managed by a handful of organizations and municipalities with the help of hundreds of volunteers. In addition to the promise of free fun and great prizes, there are lots of reasons to get out and get moving with the KAZ Passport program. Regular outdoor recreation can help increase physical activity, which is recommended to help manage weight, improve overall physical and mental health, combat heart disease, dementia, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Spending time in the outdoors is a great way to share good, quality time with family or friends. This program gives young people opportunities to discover and connect with their natural world, an activity that will help them learn to value, preserve and protect the environment. It is a great way to learn about your community and county, and to support our local economy. Register today and start your journey of discovery and fun with the Keystone Active Zone. Carol Hussa Volunteer Live Well Luzerne Wilkes-Barre



W-B fuel tanks leak checked State takes action after TL story about almost 18,000 gallons unaccounted for. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER

WILKES-BARRE – Responding to a report that the city could not account for nearly 18,000 gallons of fuel, the state Department of Environmental Protection on Monday tested the city’s fuel tanks to ensure there were no leaks. DEP spokeswoman Colleen Connelly said inspectors spent about two hours at the tanks. She said the final report is not complete, but the preliminary investigation showed no gasoline or diesel fuel is escaping into the environment. Connelly said DEP decided to inspect the tanks as a precautionary measure after reading a Times Leader report on Sunday that revealed city officials could not account for a 17,880 gallon discrepancy between computerized tank reports and log reports submitted by employees between Dec. 1, 2011 and June

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The Department of Revenue previously investigated the city in 2009 after learning it had improperly resold fuel to the Wilkes-Barre Area School District, Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority and the Wilkes-Barre Career and Technology Center from January 2007 to June 2009, city officials confirmed. In that case, the city was required to pay $5,316 in taxes and penalties after the department determined it was not authorized to resell the fuel because it did not have a distributor license. City officials had believed they could resell the fuel to other taxexempt entities and did not know a distributor license was required. Recent discrepancy In the most recent case, a Times Leader reporter discovered a discrepancy between log books city employees fill out that detail how much fuel they dispense and computer generated inventory reports that show how much fuel was dispensed from

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“They stole the lights, too,” Peters said. “Don’t take flags from the memorial. It’s sacrilegious. It’s not the cost – show some respect for our veterans who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms.” It took decades to overcome lingering ambivalence about the Vietnam War and get the memorial built, Peters said. “We’ve finally gotten that recognition,” he said. “It took us 40 years to get this memorial here. It honors those seven guys, but it also honors veterans of all wars.” The seven Vietnam casualties are David Lee, Leonard T. Bush, Sterling K. Coates, Edison Phillips, Joseph Sinkewicz, Frank A.

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not through an employer, and experts say those households are the most likely to get a rebate check directly. The government says the rebates have an average value of $151 per household. But employers, who typically pay 70 to 80 percent of premiums, are likely to get most of that. • ROMNEY: “Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion.”

22. Mayor Tom Leighton and other city officials on Friday said they believe the discrepancy was caused by the failure of employees to fill out the logs. Leighton said he planned to meet with department heads this week to discuss the matter. Drew McLaughlin, city administrative coordinator, did not respond to an email Monday seeking information on whether any meetings were held or if the city has implemented any changes. The city’s pumps are maintained by Corey Inc. of Plains Township. Audrey Waxmonsky, co-owner of the company, said she is confident the tanks are not leaking because they are equipped with a leak detection system. The system does a self check each week to ensure there are no fuel losses. The tanks also are equipped with an alarm that will trigger if there is an unexplained change in fuel levels, she said. “The probes are monitoring it continuously. If there is any breach, it knows what’s happening in the tank,” she said. the tanks. If an audit were to confirm the newspaper’s findings, the city could be required to reimburse the state back taxes of as much as $3,201 (10,260 x 31.2 cents per gallon) in gasoline and $2,903 (7,620 x 38.1 cents per gallon) in diesel, if it can’t account for how the fuel was used. The Department of Revenue can review records as far back as two years, so the tax liability could be even more if it’s found the city failed to document usage in prior years as well. City Administrator Marie McCormick on Friday said she is confident the city would be able to verify how the unaccounted for fuel was used should the Department of Revenue conduct an investigation. McCormick said she believes thecity,ifrequired,wouldbeable to estimate the amount of fuel used by city vehicles to show where it went. “For instance, we know we have ‘x’ number of packers and we know how often they are used. We could estimate how much gas you would need in them,” she said. “There would be those types of things we can prove.” Glowiak and Daniel A. Witko. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, who will present medals to six veterans from Northeastern Pennsylvania during a ceremony at the VA Medical Center today said news of the stolen flags was “disheartening.” “It’s difficult to believe that someone would have such disrespect for our flag and our veterans,” Barletta said. “They obviously don’t understand the meaning of the American flag and the sacrifices made by our veterans.” Peters said he is considering having a surveillance camera installed to prevent future occurrences or to help prosecute those responsible for such acts. He said anyone can stop by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1425 at11W. Main St. and he will give them a flag.

THE FACTS: The tax increases fall heavily on upper-income people, health insurance companies, drug makers and medical device manufacturers. People who fail to obtain health insurance as required by the law will face a tax penalty, although that’s expected to hit relatively few because the vast majority of Americans have insurance and many who don’t will end up getting it. Also, a 10 percent tax has been imposed on tanning bed use as part of the health care law. There are no other across-the-board tax increases in the law, although some tax benefits such as flexible savings accounts are scaled






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from the House Homeland Security Committee and Chairman Lamar Smith of the House Judiciary Committee asking them to hold hearings about whether the executive branch has the “prosecutorial discretion” to not deport some illegal aliens. “President Obama is overreaching his constitutionally granted authority,” Barletta said. “In 2011, the president publicly said he had no choice but to follow federal immigration policy. “So what changed? In the last 15 months, did Congress grant the president new powers? I don’t remember doing that.” Barletta wants the government to study the impact that granting of de facto amnesty by the Obama Administration will have on a wide range of federal programs, including Social Security and Medicare. “This study takes on new importance after the Supreme Court decision that upheld Obamacare,” Barletta added. “What impact will the illegal aliens who might be allowed to stay in the United States have on the cost of a national health care law?” Barletta also unveiled two new pieces of legislation, which he introduced Friday in Wash-


U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, held a press conference on Monday in his Hazleton office to talk about the steps he is taking to stop what he calls the granting of de facto amnesty to illegal aliens by the Obama administration.

ington: ❏ H.R. 6070, which will require a study to determine the effects this immigration policy shift would have on national security, fraud, the American worker, American students and the U.S. economy, including the impact on a wide range of government programs, including unemployment benefits, Social Security, Medicare, the new health care law, federal grants for college, work-study programs and more. The secretary of Homeland Security would

not be allowed to implement the June 15 policy memorandum until the study is completed and submitted to Congress. ❏ H.R. 6069, which will protect DHS personnel who continue to uphold current immigration policy and refuse to follow the June 15 memo because it violates the 1996 Immigration and Nationality Act. DHS employees who enforce federal immigration law and ignore Secretary Napolitano’s memorandum could not lose their job, federal benefits, be denied a promotion

or other similar benefit. Barletta said the legislation would delay the Department of Homeland Security’s policy memorandum issued on June 15 regarding prosecutorial discretion with respect to illegal immigrants until a thorough study has been conducted by the Government Accountability Office. The GAO would be required to study the impact of the policy change on national security, potential fraud, the American worker and the economy, he said.

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ready at 22, could climb because of theheatandwidespreaduseofgenerators, which emit fumes that can be dangerous in enclosed spaces. At the Springvale Terrace nursing home and senior center in Silver Spring, Md., generators were brought in to provide electricity, and air-conditioning units were installed in windows in large commonroomstoofferrespitefromthe heat and darkness. Residents using walkers struggled to navigate doors that were supposed to open automatically. Nurses had to throw out spoiled food, sometimes over the loud objections of residents who insisted their melting ice cream was still good. The lack of power completely upended many daily routines. Supermarkets struggled to keep groceries from going bad. People on perishable medication called pharmacies to see how long their medicine would keep. In Washington, officials set up collection sites for peopletodropoffrottingfood.Others held weekend cookouts in an attempt to use their food while it lasted. And in West Virginia, National Guard troops handed out food and water and made door-to-door checks. When it comes to getting the power running again, all utilities take a top-down approach that seeks to get the largest number of people back online as quickly as possible. First, crews repair substations that send power to thousands of homes and businesses. Next, they fix distribution lines. Last are the transformers that can restore power to a few customers at a time. ASafewaysupermarkettryingto stay open with a limited power supply handed out free bags of dry ice. But after two days of temperatures in the 90s, the air inside was stale. Shopping carts with spoiled food, buzzing with flies, sat outside the store. At a CVS pharmacy, Mahesh Tickledidthebesthecould.Hehad

nocashregister,sohemadechange withloosebillsandcoinsstuffedinside a Ziploc bag. Tickle filled what prescriptions he could and fielded questions from customers wondering if medications such as insulin had spoiled. Some people said the destruction over the weekend was reminiscent of that caused by Tropical Storm Isabel in 2003 and Hurricane Irene in 2011. Some backup utility crews arrived Sunday in Maryland, but many were not expected until sometime Monday. That’s because the storm arrived so quickly, unlike hurricanes, which typically approach with several days of warning and give out-of-state crews plenty of time to get into place. After Isabel, it took electricity supplier Pepco eight days to restore power to most of the 500,000plus customers in Washington and the surrounding areas. About 443,000 lost power at the peak of this storm, and restoration work will likely last into the weekend. Last year, it took Baltimore Gas and Electric company eight and a half days to restore power to all 750,000 customers who lost power during Hurricane Irene. This time, the power company initially confronted more than 600,000 people without power. It said restoration

back. Of course, higher taxes on businesses can be passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices. Individuals making more than $200,000 and couples making over $250,000 will pay 0.9 percent more in Medicare payroll tax and a 3.8 percent tax on investments. As well, a tax starts in 2018 on high-value insurance plans. • OBAMA: “Because of the Affordable Care Act, young adults under the age of 26 are able to stay on their parents’ health care plans, a provision that’s already helped 6 million young Americans.”

THE FACTS: Obama is overstating this benefit of his health law, and his own administration knows better. The Department of Health and Human Services, in a June 19 news release, said 3.1 million young adults would be uninsured were it not for the new law. Obama’s number comes from a June 8 survey by the Commonwealth Fund, a health policy foundation. It said 6.6 million young adults joined or stayed on their parents’ health plans who wouldn’t have been able to absent the law. But that number includes some who switched to their parents’ plans from other coverage, Commonwealth Fund of-

A Lynchburg, Va., city worker ties power lines above a traffic signal at Oakley and Memorial Avenues on Sunday, two days after devastating storms.


A tree sitting atop a vehicle has a sign offering free firewood in Falls Church, Va., on Monday as cleanup continued after Friday’s storm, Nearly 1.8 million utility customers are without electricity across a swath of states along the East Coast and as far west as Illinois as the area recovers from a round of summer storms.

Baltimore city worker Joe Lane give away free bags of ice to efforts will extend into the week- residents at a Baltimore shopping center Monday. end.

BGE said in a letter posted on its website that it would take hundreds of thousands of man-hours to clear debris and work through outages. Crews are working around the clock in16-hour shifts. “This type of widespread, extensive damage also complicates our ability to quickly provide accurate restoration times, especially when original damage assessments are revised upon closer inspection of the work required,” the letter said. Some customers were getting impatient Monday. “This has happened time after time and year after year, and it seems as if they’re always unprepared,” said John Murphy, a professional chauffeur from Burtonsville, Md., who was waiting for Pepco to restore power Monday to the homes of himself and his mother and sister, who live nearby. “The new neighborhoods are designed with underground power lines but the old neighborhoods, they don’t want to spend the money to put them underground.” Utility workers restored a steady electricityflowtoLeslieSaltsman’s homeinPotomaconMondayafternoon. But the enormous cherry tree blocking her driveway won’t be removed until later this week.

Saltsman,anursewhotakescare ofherelderlymother,watchedaslinemen in a bucket truck repaired cables above streets lined with pilesoftreebranchesandtrunksections. She said she was irritated by the heat but not by Pepco. “They’re doing as much as they can,” she said. “I’m not frustrated with the power company at all.” However, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has been blunt that the utilities must work faster: “No one will have his boot further up Pepco’s and BGE’s backsides than I will,” O’Malley said Sunday. Pepco spokeswoman Myra Oppel said the differences between storms can be significant. Two storms could have the same number of customers with outages, but the root of the problem could be downed wires in one situation and downed poles in another. But repairing poles takes a lot longer. As a result, the length of time it takes to restore power “depends on what damage has occurred, not the number of outages,” Oppel said. In the case of Friday night’s storms, crews are contending with trees that have to be removed before crews can get to damaged infrastructure.

ficials told the Los Angeles Times. • ROMNEY: “Obamacare is a job-killer.” THE FACTS: The CBO estimated in 2010 that the law would reduce the amount of labor used in the economy by roughly half a percent. But that’s mostly because the law will give many people the opportunity to retire, stay at home with family or switch to part-time work, since they will be able to get health insurance more easily outside of their jobs. That voluntary retreat from the workforce, made possible by the law’s benefits, is

not the same as employers slashing jobs because of the law’s costs, as Romney implies. The law’s penalties on employers who don’t provide health insurance might cause some companies to hire fewer low-wage workers or to hire more part-timers instead of fulltime employees, the budget office said. But the main consequence would still be from more people choosing not to work. Apart from the budget office and other disinterested parties that study the law, each side in the debate uses research sponsored by interest groups, often slanted, to buttress its case.








Yanks can’t close out IronPigs


A ‘Manic Monday’


The compass of the coach is pointing north

Ryan Howard’s RBI double helped fuel a four-run rally for Lehigh Valley in a 10-inning affair. By DAVE ROSENGRANT

ALLENTOWN — A near sellout crowd of 9,599 flocked to Coca-Cola Park to see Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard suit up for Lehigh Valley on Monday in a rehab appearance. So it was fitting that the former MVP, all-star, home run champ and World Series winner played a big part in the IronPigs’ come-from-behind 5-4 win over Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre in 10 innings. A loss for the Yankees IRONPIGS seemed improbable after holding a four-run lead entering the eighth. They had enYANKEES tered the game with just three losses in 37 chances when leading after seven innings. And they hadn’t lost a game when leading after eight in 37 tries. The Yankees, who fell 3.5 games behind the first-place IronPigs in the IL North, held a 4-0 lead with one out in the eighth inning before Lehigh Valley started its comeback. Ramon Ortiz, who started the game for the Yankees, cruised through the first seven innings showing excellent command. After allowing a leadoff single in the third, he faced the minimum number of hitters through the seventh. Then he ran into trouble in the eighth. He hit Michael Martinez and walked Tug Hullet, as Martinez became the first IronPig to reach second. Kyle Hudson followed with a two-run double to cut the lead to 4-2 and end Ortiz’s night. That’s when Howard came through against his former franchise – he played for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons in 2004 and 2005.



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Phelps won’t go for history at Olympics The star dropped from the 200 freestyle and won’t attempt to match his record eight gold medals. By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. — Eight was enough for Michael Phelps in Beijing. The world’s greatest swimmer dropped one of his eight Olympic events on Monday, leaving him with seven at the London Games. That means the 14time gold medalist won’t equal the record eight golds he won four years ago. And Phelps is just fine with that. “Four years ago, we were trying to literally do everything,” he Phelps told The Associated Press in an interview Monday. “That was what we wanted to do but at this point, it’s let’s go out, let’s have some fun, let’s relax a little bit.” Phelps’ coach, Bob Bowman, announced Monday on the final day of the U.S. trials that Phelps was scratching the 200-meter freestyle. “It’s so much smarter for me to do that,” Phelps said. “We’re not trying to recreate what happened in Beijing. It just makes more sense.” Phelps qualified in five individual events for London and is expected to See PHELPS, Page 6B



It was a frustrating day for Maria Sharapova, the top seed in the women’s draw, who lost in straight sets to No. 15 Sabine Lisicki in Monday’s fourth round at Wimbledon. Lisicki won the match 6-4, 6-3.

Sharapova loses before rain arrives

to No. 1, Sharapova bowed out against someone she had beaten the three WIMBLEDON, Enother times they met. She gland — All at once, there will be replaced atop the was a frenzy of activity at a rankings next week. wet and windy All England “Nothing is easy. CerClub early Monday aftertainly not a Wimbledon tinoon. tle,” Sharapova said. “So I Top-seeded and 2004 don’t know if it’s easier or Wimbledon champion tougher now than it was Maria Sharapova, a big hityearsago,butIdon’tthink ter in her own right, was it’s ever easier.” overpowered in a 6-4, 6-3 Federer, seeking a sevloss to No. 15 Sabine Lisenth trophy at the grassicki.Four-timetitlewinner court Grand Slam, beat Serena Williams was locked in a three-set tussle Maria Sharapova had beaten Sabine Lisicki in last year’s Xavier Malisse 7-6 (1), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to reach a 33rd against a wild-card entry Wimbledon semifinals, but couldn’t repeat the feat consecutive major quarfrom Kazakhstan who is against the hard-serving German on Monday. terfinal, adding to his reranked 65th but is responsible for the only perfect set in wom- because it’s the only major tourna- cord. After the seventh game, Federen’s professional tennis. Defending ment that schedules all 16 fourth- er got help from a trainer for his back. When he returned, his play didn’t apchampion Petra Kvitova was trying round singles matches on one day. to come back after dropping her Sure lived up to that moniker this pear to suffer all that much, other opening set. year, even if rain prevented five of the than slower-than-usual serves. On Oh, and over on Centre Court, eight men’s matches from finishing. the other hand, Federer capped the there was the not-so-insignificant The most newsworthy result was match with a 122 mph ace. “Honestly, I’m not too worried. matter of 16-time Grand Slam cham- the abrupt end of Sharapova’s bid to pion Roger Federer’s medical time- become the first woman since Wil- I’ve had bad backs over the years. I’ve out to get treatment for his aching liams in 2002 to win the French Open been around. They go as quick as back. and Wimbledon in the same year. they came,” he said. “But of course I The start of Week 2 at Wimbledon Less than a month after completing a has been dubbed “Manic Monday,” career Grand Slam in Paris to return See WIMBLEDON, Page 6B By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer


Cavendish wins stage amidst lack of support

By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press

Mark Cavendish prevailed in a tight sprint at the end of the second stage.

The 27-year-old from the Isle of Man has been left largely to fend for himself this year because his Sky team is focusing on helping Wiggins become Britain’s first Tour winner. “It’s quite nice. I came into this sprint day with really the least pressure I’ve ever had in a Tour stage,” Cavendish said. “Normally in the past, I’ve had a full dedicated team. Normally I win by some bike lengths. Today I had to lunge at the line, so you see that it wasn’t too easy.” Cavendish is renowned for his short fuse and he rebuffed a reporter who suggested that Sky appeared to have two goals — success for him in the quest for the green jersey given to the

TOURNAI, Belgium — Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium. The top overall standings didn’t change as defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia and fellow title contender Bradley Wiggins of Britain trailed close behind in the pack after the 129-mile ride from Vise to Tournai. Cavendish collected his 21st Tour stage victory and proved he remains the rider to beat in Tour sprints. He also won three stages in the Giro d’Italia and two in the Tour of Oman this year. See TOUR, Page 6B


The story goes like this. The Ithaca team Mark Ross once worked with had so little chance of beating the conference powerhouse that the opposing coach threatened to retire if his team lost. Then Ithaca started the game with a strong defensive series, marched down the field and kicked a field goal to take a quick 3-0 lead. “And we’re all shouting, ‘Here we go, get ready to retire,’ ” Ross said. “We felt we had the right plan in place to win the game. “Of course, they beat us by 70.” The point is, Ross comes in as Misericordia’s first head coach carrying a strong self-confidence and an uncanny knack for instilling belief in those around him. And the Cougars will need plenty of both as they open Misericordia’s inaugural season of college football in less than two months. The prognosis for instant success isn’t good. Misericordia’s roster will be comprised mainly of kids who haven’t played college football, and dotted with a few transfers looking to make more of an impact on the field. But while most everyone expects that’s a recipe for Misericordia to get mashed, Ross isn’t willing to punt away the school’s first football season. “I never walked on the field once,” Ross said, “and thought I couldn’t win that game.” He insisted the key is proper planning, and Ross’ strategy not only involves being competitive early, but attaining some quick success. “It’s obvious why we believe we found the right guy for this job,” Misericordia athletic director Dave Martin said. Still, the duty seems daunting. Ross took on the task of building Misericordia’s program after spending 10 seasons as a defensive coach and coordinator and working with place kickers at Ithaca. The native of Athens, Pa., also spent four seasons as an East Stroudsburg assistant. After spending last season training his new group of Misericordia players to perform at various positions, Ross will work hard to implement his systems and schemes during training camp next month. Then his players will go out and start banging heads with much more seasoned players in the always-tough MAC when Misericordia opens at Gettysburg on Sept. 1. “It isn’t going to happen overnight,” cautioned former NFL running back Ottis Anderson, who spoke at Misericordia’s inaugural season kickoff party Friday. “He (Ross) is going to need patience. He’s going to need understanding. And he’s going to need a hug. “A lot of hugs.” Yet, Ross already coaxed more than 30 players to embrace the idea of being pioneers in Misericordia’s program, and more are expected to arrive with the incoming class in August. “These guys had the opportunity to go anywhere. They came here,” Anderson said. “He (Ross) sold sand to people who live on the beach. That is good.” Ross isn’t expecting his first season with the Cougars to go like a day at the beach. He doesn’t expect to get sand kicked in his face, either. “Now we’re a month away,” Ross said. “I can’t wait to get started. “I’m just hoping I’m ready.” He seems as prepared as anyone can be to venture into the unknown, carrying confidence he’s sure will give the Cougars direction. They may lose by 70, as long as they don’t lose their way. Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at



It’s certainly one of my favorite times of the year: warm nights, stakes racing, baby races and fireworks. How can you beat that? It’s all that and then some on tonight’s16-race card this evening at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Don’t forget the special early post time today of 5 p.m., with fireworks shortly following the last race right around 9:45 p.m. Enjoy! BEST BET: TIGRESS’S LEGACY (6TH) VALUE PLAY: CHAMPION’S CLUB (16TH) POST TIME 5:00 p.m. All Races One Mile

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled RHP Steve Johnson from Norfolk (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Cory Wade to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with OF Luis Bandes, C Joshua Lopez and SS Edmundo Sosa on minor league contracts.


National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Waived G Manny Harris.


National Football League DENVER BRONCOS — Re-signed PK Matt Prater to a four-year contract.









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Somebeachsomewhere colt wins 5-2 Burke has lot of babies this yr 9-2 Has a start under his belt 7-2 Hails from Teague stable 3-1 Matt picks up catch drive 6-1 Just won on the fair scene 8-1 Weak in the AM 12-1

1-1-x 1-5-5 4-2-8 3-2-x 4-1-x 2-2-x 5-4-5

Cruises Hopes to follow the leader Has the breeding Norris trains and steers Looking to find a little more Lacks a late bid in q’s Never makes a move

5-2 3-1 8-1 6-1 9-2 7-2 12-1

1-3-x 5-5-x 2-3-x 1-1-1 1-3-x 1-1-1 3-6-x 4-3-x

Will get heavily bet Yet to show his stuff Named for the Favre fans Jogged in maiden win Shows some nice late pop JC in for the night Marks his pm debut An also ran

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1-1-1 1-7-x 1-x-x 1-x-x 8-2-1 2-4-7 6-6-2

Never in doubt Donato Hanover colt Jackson gets nice mount Did win his qualifier 2yr old already gelded No bark to him Slides back

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1-x-x 2-1-3 1-2-x 1-2-x 5-1-1 2-3-x 2-6-x

I love the blood Certainly the one to beat In from Ohio Dragon Again colt For the Penn State backers In good hands Very competitive race

12-1 5-2 6-1 3-1 7-2 9-2 8-1

1-1-1 2-5-2 3-3-x 1-3-x 2-2-x 3-4-x 5-2-x 7-3-x

Looks sensational Race is for place The chase is on Stabled at the Meadows Campbell good with youngsters Trond tends to bring one or two Certain longshot On vacation

5-2 9-2 3-1 6-1 10-1 4-1 12-1 15-1

1-2-x 3-3-2 2-2-x 2-1-x 3-2-x 4-2-x 2-3-3 1-4-x

More strong Schnittker stock Nap had some weekend at PD Colt from The Panderosa No slouch Montrell having so-so season Weaker of 2 Burke horses Stafford with rare appearance Gurfein with rare pacer

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8-1-2 2-3-2 1-1-5 5-2-2 1-2-1 7-2-4 6-6-8 5-4-4 4-2-5

Dominant at this level Right there Goes for three in a row Fits with these Getting more consistent Back down the ladder in price Getting ugly Riding long skid Out of luck

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1-4-2 1-3-1 6-3-3 2-6-7 5-2-3 7-4-8 9-9-2 5-9-9 7-7-5

Worth stab at a price Takes all the money Picks up the Intimidator Makes 2nd start for Adams barn Cash burner Fallen on hard times Stopped last couple Needs a re-charge Inhaled

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1-1-2 1-4-8 1-4-1 8-4-7 4-4-4 2-1-1 1-1-5

Game as they come In good hands Coming into her own Kakaley opted off Back from Harrah’s Not an Open mare I wouldn’t play at 3-1 odds

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1-2-x 1-1-x 4-3-x 3-4-1 5-x-x 7-3-2 5-6-x 4-6-4

Yannick well win a few Team Miller good w/babies Takter training at .414 Marks his 3rd start already Good to see Rod Allen in Has room to improve Done early Washed away

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1-2-1 1-1-x 1-1-x 1-1-x 1-1-x 3-3-6 2-3-x

Very impressive Contender Another player Great divison Tetrick opted elsewhere Holloway pupil Cole roughed up here on Sat

5-2 7-2 8-1 9-2 6-1 3-1 12-1

1-1-x 1-1-x 3-4-x 1-8-x 8-1-1 1-4-x 3-2-x 3-5-3

More Takter chalk Looks very capable First time starter Another making debut Maryland stabled horse A little on slow side Stalls out Dull

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2-1-x 1-1-2 2-1-1 1-1-x 2-3-x 7-6-x 3-4-x

Pierce has to steal win Was super in maiden score Just got beat at 1-9 odds Can be any kind Wilder has live chances Not tearing anything up Missing the beat

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3-4-x 2-2-x 2-1-1 1-4-x 4-7-x 4-3-3 7-4-x

Campbell’s choice is mine It’s a two horse race Todd loves the front end Simons gets stakes steer Tom Ridge colt Best work on the fair circuit One more race to go

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It’s his time Jackson hot of late Will be involved Certainly better than last Use in exotics Winless in 29 previous Better make it a six pack Slows to a crawl See you tomorrow

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L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS PREP LEGION BASEBALL Back Mountain at Nanticoke YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL Swoyersville at Greater Pittston Wilkes-Bare at Old Forge LITTLE LEAGUE (All games 6 p.m. unless noted) District 16 9-10 Baseball Pittston Twp. at Nanticoke District 31 9-10 Baseball Wyoming/West Wyoming at West Side District 16 10-11 Baseball South Wilkes-Barre at Nanticoke Pittston City at Mountain Top District 31 10-11 Baseball West Pittston at Bob Horlacher Exeter at Kingston/Forty Fort Back Mtn. American at Back. Mtn. National District 16 Major Baseball North Wilkes-Barre at Hanover South Wilkes-Barre at Mountain Top District 31 Major Baseball Back Mountain American at West Pittston Back Mountain National at Wyoming/West Wyoming District 16 Junior Baseball Jenkins/Pittston at Avoca/Dupont, 5:30 p.m. Plains at Duryea/Pittston Twp., 5:30 p.m. District 31 Junior Baseball Swoyersville at Northwest, 5:30 p.m. West Side/Plymouth at Kingston/Forty Fort, 5:30 p.m. Back Mountain No. 1 at Greater Wyoming Area, 5:30 p.m. District 16 Senior Softball Plains at Mountain Top, 5:30 p.m. District 16 9-10 Softball Mountain Top at Duryea/Avoca/Pittston Twp. District 31 9-10 Softball Greater Wyoming Area at Back Mountain National Section 5 Major Softball (at North Pocono LL) Bob Horlacher vs. North Pocono, 5:30 p.m. Nanticoke vs. Carbino Club, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 PREP LEGION BASEBALL Moscow at Dunmore, 9 a.m. Valley View at Abington White, 11 a.m.

YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL Nanticoke at Plains Tunkhannock at Greater Pittston Wilkes-Barre at Swoyersville LITTLE LEAGUE District 16 Senior Baseball Hanover/Ashley/So. W-B at Avoca/Dupont/Pittston/ Jenkins, 5:30 p.m. Duryea/Pittston Twp. at Nanticoke, 5:30 p.m. District 31 Senior Baseball Back Mountain at West Side/Plymouth, 5:30 p.m. Greater Wyoming Area at Northwest, 5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 6 PREP LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:30 p.m. unless noted) Abington Blue at Green Ridge Mountain Top at Nanticoke Moscow at Abington White Valley View at Dunmore SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:45 p.m. unless noted) Mountain Post-B at Back Mountain Nanticoke at Mountain Post-A Plains at Greater Pittston Wilkes-Barre at Hazleton Area YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:45 p.m. unless noted) Old Forge at Plains LITTLE LEAGUE District 16 Junior Softball Nanticoke/Hanover Twp. at Plains/N. Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. District 31 Junior Softball West Side at Swoyersville/Kingston, 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 7 SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL (All games at noon unless noted) Hazleton Area at Tunkhannock Nanticoke at Swoyersville YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL (All games at 10:30 a.m. unless noted) Plains at Tunkhannock Wilkes-Barre at Mountain Top





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Swim Trials


Monday's Results At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. (All race distances in meters) Finals Men 1,500 Freestyle 1, Andrew Gemmell, Wilmington, Del., 14 minutes, 52.19 seconds. 2, Connor Jaeger, Fair Haven, N.J., 14:52.51. 3, Chad La Tourette, Mission Viejo, Calif., 14:57.53. 4, Peter Vanderkaay, Rochester, Mich., 15:03.37. 5, Arthur Frayler, Ambler, Pa.,15:04.69. 6, Ryan Feeley, Rye, N.Y., 15:10.52. 7, Michael McBroom, The Woodlands, Texas, 15:14.85. 8, Sean Ryan, Chattanooga, Tenn., 15:16.18.

At A Glance All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA D.C. .............................. 10 5 3 33 34 22 New York ..................... 9 4 4 31 32 25 Sporting Kansas City . 9 5 2 29 20 16 Chicago........................ 8 5 3 27 21 19 Houston ....................... 6 5 5 23 22 24 Columbus .................... 6 5 4 22 16 15 New England............... 5 7 4 19 22 22 Montreal....................... 5 10 3 18 24 32 Philadelphia................. 3 9 2 11 13 17 Toronto FC .................. 2 10 3 9 17 29

Women 50 Freestyle 1, Jessica Hardy, Long Beach, Calif., 24.50. 2, Kara Lynn Joyce, Athens, Ga., 24.73. 3, Christine Magnuson, Tinley Park, Ill., 24.78. 4, Dara Torres, Parkland, Fla., 24.82. 5, Madison Kennedy, Avon, Conn., 25.10. 6, Kait Flederbach, Kokomo, Ind., 25.13. 7, Margo Geer, Milford Center, Ohio, 25.26. 8, Lara Jackson, El Paso, Texas, 25.42.

B A S E B A L L International League At A Glance All Times EDT North Division W L Pct. Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 49 35 .583 Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 48 38 .558 Yankees ................................... 46 39 .541 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 43 40 .518 Buffalo (Mets)........................... 41 44 .482 Rochester (Twins) ................... 38 46 .452 South Division W L Pct. Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 48 37 .565 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 42 43 .494 Durham (Rays)......................... 41 45 .477 Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 38 47 .447 West Division W L Pct. Indianapolis (Pirates) ............. 52 31 .627 Columbus (Indians)................ 42 42 .500 Toledo (Tigers)....................... 33 51 .393 Louisville (Reds) .................... 31 54 .365 Monday's Games Pawtucket 2, Rochester 1 Columbus 4, Toledo 1 Durham 3, Buffalo 2 Lehigh Valley 5, Yankees 4, 10 innings Indianapolis at Louisville, late Charlotte at Gwinnett, late Syracuse at Norfolk, late Today's Games Durham at Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. Rochester at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Columbus at Toledo, 7 p.m. Yankees at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.

GB — 2 31⁄2 1 5 ⁄2 81⁄2 11 GB — 6 71⁄2 10 GB — 101⁄2 191⁄2 22

Pct. GB .568 — 1 ⁄2 .561 .543 2 .444 10 .415 121⁄2 .395 14 Pct. GB .598 — .512 7 .512 7 .494 81⁄2 .494 81⁄2 .463 11

At A Glance All Times EDT McNamara Division W L Pct. GB Brooklyn (Mets) ....................... 10 4 .714 — Hudson Valley (Rays) ............. 9 5 .643 1 Aberdeen (Orioles).................. 5 10 .333 51⁄2 1 Staten Island (Yankees).......... 5 10 .333 5 ⁄2 Pinckney Division W L Pct. GB Auburn (Nationals)................... 10 5 .667 — Mahoning Valley (Indians)...... 8 7 .533 2 State College (Pirates) ............ 8 7 .533 2 Batavia (Cardinals) .................. 7 8 .467 3 Williamsport (Phillies) ............. 7 8 .467 3 Jamestown (Marlins)............... 5 10 .333 5 Stedler Division W L Pct. GB Tri-City (Astros) ....................... 12 3 .800 — Vermont (Athletics) ................. 8 6 .571 31⁄2 Lowell (Red Sox) ..................... 5 10 .333 7 Connecticut (Tigers) ............... 4 10 .286 71⁄2 Monday's Games Connecticut 8, Vermont 0, 1st game Hudson Valley at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Auburn 2, Jamestown 1 Batavia 5, State College 3 Mahoning Valley 12, Williamsport 6 Staten Island 7, Aberdeen 5 Tri-City 2, Lowell 0 Vermont at Connecticut, late Today's Games Batavia at State College, 7:05 p.m. Auburn at Jamestown, 7:05 p.m. Brooklyn at Hudson Valley, 7:05 p.m. Vermont at Connecticut, 7:05 p.m. Tri-City at Lowell, 7:05 p.m. Staten Island at Aberdeen, 7:05 p.m. Mahoning Valley at Williamsport, 7:05 p.m.



8 a.m. NBCSN — Tour de France, stage 3, Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer, France


7 p.m. MLB — San Francisco at Washington CSN, SNY -- Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets ROOT – Houston at Pittsburgh YES – N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay


7 p.m. SE2, WYLN – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley


7 a.m. ESPN — The Championships, women’s quarterfinals, at Wimbledon, England ESPN2 — The Championships, women’s quarterfinals, at Wimbledon, England

All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Connecticut.................... 10 4 .714 Chicago .......................... 8 5 .615 Indiana............................ 8 5 .615 Atlanta............................. 7 8 .467 New York ....................... 5 9 .357 Washington.................... 3 10 .231 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct 13 2 .867 10 6 .625 7 5 .583 7 8 .467 4 10 .286 2 12 .143

Minnesota..................... Los Angeles ................. San Antonio.................. Seattle ........................... Phoenix......................... Tulsa .............................

GB — 11⁄2 11⁄2 31⁄2 5 61⁄2 GB — 31⁄2 41⁄2 6 81⁄2 101⁄2

Sunday's Games San Antonio 93, Minnesota 84 Washington 90, Phoenix 77 Seattle 89, Connecticut 83, OT Chicago 71, Atlanta 69 Monday's Games No games scheduled Today's Games Phoenix at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

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BULLETIN BOARD CAMPS/CLINICS West Side United Soccer Club is hosting a week-long camp from July 23 - July 27 for players ages 3-16. Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp will be taking place in partnership with West Side United. The camp features an all British coaching staff, free t-shirt, free soccer ball, free soccer poster, individual skills evaluation, 1,000 touches Camp Curriculum, and a daily World Cup Tournament. Camp will be held at John Mergo Community Park, Plymouth, PA. For further information please contact Camp Coordinator Matthew Detwiler at 779-7785 or visit or contact Regional Director Ian Edwards at 443-884-3033 or visit

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Moyallen Street. Election of Officers and fall fundraising will be discussed. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Crestwood Soccer will hold registration on Tuesday, July 17th from 5:30-7:00pm for any soccer player who did not play last year and intends on playing this year for the Middle School or the Boy’s JV/ Varsity Soccer teams. The registration will be in the High School lobby. Physical forms will also be available at that time for all soccer players. If you have any questions please contact Kelly at 868-6390. Hanover Area Youth Soccer will host a coaches meeting on Saturday, July 14th at 9am at the Route 29 Sports Complex. All Fall 2012 Coaches are urged to attend. Directly following the meeting we will be cleaning and setting up the fields for the fall soccer season, and anyone willing to stay and help out is appreciated. South Wilkes-Barre Mini Mohawk football sign ups and equipment hand out to be held at Charles Street Park in Wilkes-Barre as follows: July 8-1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., July 9-6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., July 15-1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration cost is $40 per child/ $60 per family and $35 for lottery calendars. South Wilkes-Barre Mini Mohawk monthly meeting is July 9 at the Riverside at 7 pm UPCOMING EVENTS Back Mountain Recreation 5K Trail Run/Walk will be on Saturday July 7. This event is being held at the Back Mountain Recreation trails on Outlet Road in Lehman. Proceeds from the event benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter. Please contact Kieran Sutton at 696-4503 for information or an application can be printed from Crestwood Football Booster Club will hold a golf tournament at Sand Springs Country Club July 7 at 9 a.m. It will be a shotgun start and there will be a putting tournament at 8 a.m. The tournament costs $75 per golfer or $300 per team. The tournament also includes prizes and dinner. Make checks payable to Crestwood Football Booster Club and mail them to PO Box 162, Mountain Top, PA 19707. George P. Moss 1st Annual Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 6 with a captain and crew format and registrations ending at 12:30 p.m. and a shotgun start of 1 p.m. Registration fee is $75 per person or $300 per team which includes cart and green fees, refreshments, dinner banquet, and prizes for contest winners. Make checks out to Wyoming Valley Athletic Association and mail to Jack Monick 9 Van Horn Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706. Any questions call Jack at 647-8010. Jonathan Grula Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 29 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course. Shotgun start is 1:30 p.m., and the tournament will be a captain and crew format. Cost is $100 and includes green fees, cart, lunch, awards dinner, gifts, prizes and refreshments throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the Four Diamonds Fund of Hershey which helps children with cancer and is active in pediatric cancer research. The event is limited to 144 golfers. For more information please call 829-0971. Swoyersville Little League will be hosting a 12-and-under baseball tournament. This tournament is open to all District 16-31 teams. The tournament will be starting around July 12 and ending around July 22. The cost is $125/per team and $15/game for umpires. This is not an all-star team only tournament, but any all-star team must be eliminated from district play to participate. Tournament meeting and bracket draw will be held on Monday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Swoyersville field, Hemlock Street. For more information contact Chris Hospodar at 954-3574 or Dave Zasada 899-3750. 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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Eastern League At A Glance All Times EDT Eastern Division W L Trenton (Yankees) ................. 46 35 Reading (Phillies)................... 46 36 New Britain (Twins) ............... 44 37 Binghamton (Mets) ................ 36 45 Portland (Red Sox) ................ 34 48 New Hampshire (Blue Jays) . 32 49 Western Division W L Akron (Indians)......................... 49 33 Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 42 40 Harrisburg (Nationals)............. 42 40 Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 40 41 Erie (Tigers) ............................. 40 41 Richmond (Giants) .................. 38 44 Monday's Games Trenton 12, Portland 4, 1st game Altoona 6, Binghamton 2 Harrisburg 8, Erie 5 Bowie 11, New Britain 2 New Hampshire 6, Reading 3 Richmond at Akron, late Trenton at Portland, late Today's Games Trenton at Portland, 6 p.m. Altoona at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m. Erie at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Bowie at New Britain, 7:05 p.m. Richmond at Akron, 7:05 p.m. New Hampshire at Reading, 7:05 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA San Jose ........................ 11 3 3 36 35 22 Real Salt Lake............... 10 6 2 32 28 21 Seattle ............................ 7 5 5 26 21 18 Vancouver ..................... 7 4 5 26 18 19 Colorado ........................ 7 8 1 22 24 21 Los Angeles .................. 6 9 2 20 25 27 Chivas USA................... 5 7 4 19 11 18 Portland.......................... 4 7 4 16 14 20 FC Dallas....................... 3 9 5 14 16 26 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Today's Games Chicago at Houston, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 Sporting Kansas City at Montreal, 7 p.m. Toronto FC at FC Dallas, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.




National Hockey League NHL — Reduced the suspension of Phoenix F Raffi Torres from 25 games to 21 for launching himself to deliver a late hit to the head of Chicago F Marian Hossa during Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round series on April 17. CALGARY FLAMES — Signed F Jiri Hudler to a four-year contract. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Signed G Martin Brodeur and G Johan Hedberg to two-year contracts. NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Agreed to terms with F Brandon DeFazio on a one-year, two-way contract. PHOENIX COYOTES — Re-signed C Alexandre Bolduc and RW Chris Conner to one-year, two-way contracts. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Signed D Jeff Woywitka to a one-year, two-way contract. SAN JOSE SHARKS — Signed D Danny Groulx and F Bracken Kearns to one-year contracts. Resigned D Matt Irwin and G Alex Stalock to one-year contracts. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed D Garrett Stafford, D Kevin Marshall and RW Joey Crabb to one-year contracts.


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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald throws against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a game Monday in Pittsburgh.

Jones, Walker help keep Pirates rolling

straight and six of seven. Rizzo, one of the Cubs’ top proPITTSBURGH — Garrett Jones and Neil Walker hit back- spects, has two homers in six games since he was recalled on to-back homers off the rightTuesday. field foul pole to ignite PittsSamardzija (6-7) yielded one burgh’s offense and the Pirates run and four hits in seven inbeat the Houston Astros 11-2 nings, rebounding from a on Monday night. rough June. The right-hander James McDonald pitched was 0-4 with a 12.27 ERA in his seven effective innings for previous four starts, allowing a Pittsburgh, which won for the season-high nine runs during a fifth time in six games. 17-1 loss to the Mets on Limited to one hit over the Wednesday. first three innings by Jordan Jeff Russell pitched the ninth Lyles, the first five Pirates of for his second save. the fourth inning had hits, highlighted by Jones’ two-run Brewers 6, Marlins 5 homer and Walker’s solo shot. Each clanged off the rightMILWAUKEE — Pinchfield foul pole, Jones’ on a line hitter Norichika Aoki drove in drive and Walker’s a high fly. the go-ahead run with a safety Jones finished the game with squeeze in the eighth inning four hits and four RBIs, and and the Milwaukee Brewers Andrew McCutchen also went beat the Miami Marlins. 4 for 5 for the Pirates, whose Rickie Weeks sparked the 16-5 home record since May 12 winning rally with a leadoff is the best in the majors. double. He moved up on Martin Maldonado’s single to right Cubs 4, Braves 1 and scored when Aoki greeted Randy Choate with a bunt ATLANTA — Jeff Samardzija had a career-high 11 strike- single that gave Milwaukee a outs, Luis Valbuena hit a three- 6-5 lead. John Axford then pitched a run double in the seventh and perfect ninth inning for his the Chicago Cubs beat the 14th save. Justin Ruggiano had Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday a career-high four RBIs for night. Anthony Rizzo connected for Miami, including a two-run Chicago, which has won four homer in the third inning. The Associated Press


Teixeira’s first error helps Rays beat Yanks The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena homered and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of Mark Teixeira’s first error of the season to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Monday night. Pinch hitter Brooks Conrad’s RBI double with two outs in the seventh inning off David Robertson (0-3) made it 3-all. Teixeira followed by misplaying Elliot Johnson’s sharp grounder over first base for his first error in 671 chances this year, enabling Conrad to score the go-ahead run. Matt Moore (5-5) allowed three runs while scattering nine hits over seven innings to win his fourth straight decision. The Rays stopped a twogame losing streak that had dropped them a season-high 7 1-2 games behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East.

in the seventh off Weaver, who got a force at the plate, foul pop and strikeout to end Cleveland’s best threat. Howard Kendrick homered in the seventh off Cleveland’s Ubaldo Jimenez (7-7) as the Angels improved to 16-3 on the road since May 22. Royals 11, Blue Jays 3

TORONTO — Mike Moustakas hit his first career grand slam, Everett Teaford pitched seven innings for his first win of the season and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run as the Royals snapped a three-game losing streak, matched their season high with 14 hits and beat Toronto for the first time in five meetings this season. Twins 6, Tigers 4

DETROIT — Trevor Plouffe Angels 3, Indians 0 hit a two-run single during Minnesota’s four-run fourth CLEVELAND — Jered inning, helping the Twins beat Weaver carried a shutout into the Detroit Tigers. the eighth inning, squirming Minnesota had six singles in out of a bases-loaded jam in the all during its big inning as it seventh, to lead the Los Anearned its fourth consecutive geles Angels to a win over the win to lift Ron Gardenhire to Cleveland Indians. 900 career victories. Weaver (9-1) allowed five Anthony Swarzak (2-4) singles, struck out two and picked up the win, allowing a remained unbeaten in Cleveland. He’s 5-0 with 1.52 ERA in hit and one walk in 2 2-3 innings of relief. Alex Burnett eight career starts at Progressive Field. Scott Downs worked allowed only one walk in 1 1-3 out of a mess in the eighth and innings and Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his third pitched the ninth for his sevsave in five chances in place of enth save. The Indians loaded the bases injured closer Matt Capps.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday's Games Cleveland 6, Baltimore 2 Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 10, Kansas City 8 L.A. Angels 10, Toronto 6 Boston 2, Seattle 1, 10 innings Oakland 3, Texas 1 Monday's Games L.A. Angels 3, Cleveland 0 Minnesota 6, Detroit 4 Kansas City 11, Toronto 3 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Boston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games L.A. Angels (Haren 6-7) at Cleveland (McAllister 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 4-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 7-5), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Mazzaro 3-2) at Toronto (Cecil 1-1), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 9-2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 7-5), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Oswalt 2-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 9-2), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 5-5) at Oakland (B.Colon 6-7), 10:05 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-5), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m. Boston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Texas at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday's Games Miami 5, Philadelphia 2 Washington 8, Atlanta 4 Milwaukee 2, Arizona 1 St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4 Chicago Cubs 3, Houston 0 San Diego 2, Colorado 0 San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, N.Y. Mets 3 Monday's Games Pittsburgh 11, Houston 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Atlanta 1 Miami at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Miami (A.Sanchez 4-6) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-3), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 3-8) at Washington (Zimmermann 4-6), 6:35 p.m. Houston (Harrell 7-6) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 9-2), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-6) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Worley 4-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-3), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Francis 1-1) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 1-0), 8:15 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 3-3) at Arizona (Bauer 0-0), 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 9-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 9-3), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games San Francisco at Washington, 11:05 a.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.


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Royals 11, Blue Jays 3 Kansas City Toronto ab r h bi ab r h bi AGordn lf 5 0 2 1 Lawrie 3b 4 1 1 0 AEscor ss 4 1 1 0 Rasms cf 4 1 1 1 Hosmer 1b 4 2 2 0 Bautist rf 3 1 2 1 Butler dh 4 1 0 0 Encrnc dh 3 0 1 0 YBtncr 2b 5 2 2 2 YEscor ss 4 0 0 1 Mostks 3b 5 1 2 5 KJhnsn 2b 3 0 0 0 Francr rf 4 1 0 0 RDavis lf 4 0 1 0 S.Perez c 4 2 2 2 Lind 1b 4 0 0 0 Bourgs cf 3 1 3 0 Arencii c 3 0 0 0 Dyson ph-cf 1 0 0 0 Totals 39111410 Totals 32 3 6 3 Kansas City ..................... 022 200 500 — 11 Toronto ............................ 101 010 000 — 3 DP—Kansas City 1, Toronto 1. LOB—Kansas City 5, Toronto 5. 2B—Hosmer (14), Y.Betancourt (9), Moustakas (18), Bourgeois (2), Lawrie (16). HR— Moustakas (14), S.Perez (3), Rasmus (16), Bautista (27). CS—Bourgeois (3). IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City Teaford W,1-1 ......... 7 5 3 3 2 2 K.Herrera ................. 1 1 0 0 0 1 Collins....................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Toronto R.Romero L,8-3 ...... 6 11 8 8 3 4 Pauley....................... 3 3 3 3 0 1 R.Romero pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBP—by Teaford (Encarnacion), by Pauley (Butler). WP—R.Romero. Umpires—Home, Mark Carlson;First, Angel Hernandez;Second, Chris Conroy;Third, Ed Hickox. T—2:36. A—17,127 (49,260).

Los Angeles

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N A T I O N A L L E A G U E Pirates 11, Astros 2 Houston

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Willis announces retirement SEATTLE — Left-hander Dontrelle Willis has decided to retire following a rocky stretch with Baltimore’s top farm club. Willis was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2003 with the Marlins and quickly became one of baseball’s most popular players. But the big left-hander has struggled since he won 22 games seven years ago. Willis agreed to a minor league deal with the Orioles this spring. He made just four appearances for Triple-A Norfolk, going 0-3 with an 8.53 ERA.

Cubs 4, Braves 1 Chicago

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BATTING—Ruiz, Philadelphia, .356;McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .354;DWright, New York, .354;MeCabrera, San Francisco, .352;Votto, Cincinnati, .350;CGonzalez, Colorado, .337;Prado, Atlanta, .320. RUNS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 59;Pence, Philadelphia, 56;Bourn, Atlanta, 53;MeCabrera, San Francisco, 53;DWright, New York, 53;Furcal, St. Louis, 52;Holliday, St. Louis, 52;Uggla, Atlanta, 52. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 61;CGonzalez, Colorado, 58;Braun, Milwaukee, 55;Ethier, Los Angeles, 55;Bruce, Cincinnati, 54;McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 52;Kubel, Arizona, 51. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 111;Bourn, Atlanta, 102;McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 101;DWright, New York, 98;CGonzalez, Colorado, 97;Prado, Atlanta, 96;SCastro, Chicago, 94. DOUBLES—Votto, Cincinnati, 33;DWright, New York, 26;Cuddyer, Colorado, 24;Desmond, Washington, 24;Ethier, Los Angeles, 23;ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 23;Prado, Atlanta, 22. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 9;MeCabrera, San Francisco, 7;SCastro, Chicago, 7;Reyes, Miami, 6;Bloomquist, Arizona, 5;Colvin, Colorado, 5;DeJesus, Chicago, 5;AHill, Arizona, 5;OHudson, San Diego, 5. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 22;Beltran, St. Louis, 20;Stanton, Miami, 19;Bruce, Cincinnati, 17;CGonzalez, Colorado, 17;Pence, Philadelphia, 16;5 tied at 15. STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 28;Campana, Chicago, 25;Bourn, Atlanta, 23;Bonifacio, Miami, 20;Pierre, Philadelphia, 19;Reyes, Miami, 19;Victorino, Philadelphia, 19. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 12-1;GGonzalez, Washington, 11-3;Lynn, St. Louis, 10-4;Bumgarner, San Francisco, 10-4;Hamels, Philadelphia, 10-4;8 tied at 9. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 122;Dickey, New York, 116;MCain, San Francisco, 114;Kershaw, Los Angeles, 112;GGonzalez, Washington, 112;Hamels, Philadelphia, 111;Greinke, Milwaukee, 102. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 23;SCasilla, San Francisco, 21;Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 20;FFrancisco, New York, 18;Papelbon, Philadelphia, 18;HBell, Miami, 17;Motte, St. Louis, 17;Myers, Houston, 17.



BATTING—Ruiz, Philadelphia, .356; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .354; DWright, New York, .354; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .352; Votto, Cincinnati, .350; CGonzalez, Colorado, .337; Prado, Atlanta, .320. RUNS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 59; Pence, Philadelphia, 56; Bourn, Atlanta, 53; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 53; DWright, New York, 53; Furcal, St. Louis, 52; Holliday, St. Louis, 52; Uggla, Atlanta, 52. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 61; CGonzalez, Colorado, 58; Braun, Milwaukee, 55; Ethier, Los Angeles, 55; Bruce, Cincinnati, 54; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 52; Kubel, Arizona, 51. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 111; Bourn, Atlanta, 102; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 101; DWright, New York, 98; CGonzalez, Colorado, 97; Prado, Atlanta, 96; SCastro, Chicago, 94. DOUBLES—Votto, Cincinnati, 33; DWright, New York, 26; Cuddyer, Colorado, 24; Desmond, Washington, 24; Ethier, Los Angeles, 23; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 23; Prado, Atlanta, 22. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 9; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 7; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Reyes, Miami, 6; Bloomquist, Arizona, 5; Colvin, Colorado, 5; DeJesus, Chicago, 5; AHill, Arizona, 5; OHudson, San Diego, 5. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 22; Beltran, St. Louis, 20; Stanton, Miami, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 17; CGonzalez, Colorado, 17; Pence, Philadelphia, 16; 5 tied at 15. STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 28; Campana, Chicago, 25; Bourn, Atlanta, 23; Bonifacio, Miami, 20; Pierre, Philadelphia, 19; Reyes, Miami, 19; Victorino, Philadelphia, 19. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 12-1; GGonzalez, Washington, 11-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 10-4; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 10-4; Hamels, Philadelphia, 10-4; 8 tied at 9. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 122; Dickey, New York, 116; MCain, San Francisco, 114; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 112; GGonzalez, Washington, 112; Hamels, Philadelphia, 111; Greinke, Milwaukee, 102. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 23; SCasilla, San Francisco, 21; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 20; FFrancisco, New York, 18; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 18; HBell, Miami, 17; Motte, St. Louis, 17; Myers, Houston, 17.

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1912 — Rube Marquard of the New York Giants raised his season record to 19-0 with a 2-1 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers. His winning streak ended five days later against the Chicago Cubs. 1939 — Johnny Mize of St. Louis hit two home runs, a triple and a double, leading the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. 1947 — The Cleveland Indians purchased Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League, making him the first black player in the American League. 1966 — Atlanta pitcher Tony Cloninger became the first National League player to hit two grand slams in one game. He added a single for nine RBIs in a 17-3 triumph over San Francisco. 1968 — Cleveland’s Luis Tiant struck out 19, walked none in a six-hit 1-0, 10-inning triumph over Minnesota. 1970 — California’s Clyde Wright used only 98 pitches to no-hit the Oakland A’s 4-0 at Anaheim Stadium. 1973 — Jim Perry of the Detroit Tigers and brother Gaylord of the Cleveland Indians faced each other for the only time as opposing pitchers. Neither finished the game. Gaylord took the loss, 5-4. 2001 — D’Angelo Jimenez hit San Diego’s fourth sacrifice fly of the game — tying the NL record — to lift the Padres over Colorado 6-5. Ryan Klesko, Wiki Gonzalez and Woody Williams also had sacrifice flies. 2002 — Cleveland Indians slugger Jim Thome homered in his seventh straight game, leaving him one shy of the major league record. Thome hit a solo shot off David Wells of the New York Yankees. 2006 — Manager Felipe Alou picked up his 1,000th career victory in San Francisco’s 9-6 win over Colorado. 2007 — Brad Wilkerson hit three homers and had six RBIs to help Texas beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3. Today’s birthdays: Tommy Hunter 26; Edinson Volquez 29; Juan Rivera 34.


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Political flap stalls Wrigley renovation By DON BABWIN The Associated Press

CHICAGO — As the baseball season began, Chicago buzzed about plans to upgrade wilting Wrigley Field. Then word spread that the patriarch of the family that owns the Cubs considered bankrolling a $10 million racially tinged campaign against President Barack Obama, at the same time the team sought his hometown’s help with its $300 million renovation. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the president’s friend and former chief of staff, has since refused to negotiate financing or even take phone calls from the Cubs chairman. A best-selling author took to the Internet to vow never to step foot in Wrigley again. Now fans are left wondering if the complicated financial deals and presidential politics mean the team’s owners will have to put more money into the stadium, and less into building a winning ballclub. “He’sgot$10milliontospend on that nonsense. He should spend $10 million on pitching,” longtime fan Pam Paxton said of Joe Ricketts, head of the Cubs-owning Ricketts family, as she waited for Wrigley’s bleachers so she could watch the last-place team. Ricketts, a conservative benefactor and founder of TD Ameritrade, swiftly squelched the proposal for an ad campaign revisiting racially provocative sermons delivered by Obama’s former pastor. Ricketts’ children joined him in repudiating its message. But now the family that three years ago bought the team with the famously loyal fans is learning something about Chicagostyle hardball. “The Ricketts have tried to contact the Mayor but he’s said that he does not want to talk with them today, tomorrow or anytime soon,” read a statement sent to The Associated Press from the Emanuel’s office, which described the mayor as “livid.” Unable to talk to Emanuel, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts — who three years ago won overfanswiththestoryofmeeting his wife in Wrigley’s bleachers — has been calling black city aldermen’s offices and appearing on a black-oriented radio programs. He’s pleaded for understanding and argued the team should not be blamed for the controversy, saying the attack campaign is “not something that was ever considered by anyone in the Ricketts family,” including his father. One of the aldermen, Howard Brookins, said it would be folly not to expect “blowback” from Obama’s Democratic hometown. “Especially with someone with the reputation of Rahm Emanuel, who punishes people who are his political enemies, I don’t know how you think you can get away with that,” Brookins said. The political drama has meantlimboforabaseballteam suffering through one of its worst seasons in its bleak history. Any hope the team had of startingconstructionassoonas the season ends likely has vanished. The Cubs had asked the City Council for permission to put $150 million in city amusement taxes into the renovation, while asking state lawmakers to also issue $150 million in bonds. The team also asked the city to relax Wrigley’s landmark status, which could bring in $150 million more from advertising, sponsorship and perhaps a Jumbotron. It was a long shot that the Legislature would approve public funds with the state embroiled in one of the nation’s worst budget crises. But with Emanuel’s support it was at least possible.






By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer


Markings are seen on one of the Olympic Lanes in central London in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Monday.

Lin off select team

NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin will not play with the select team that will scrimmage against the U.S. Olympic team because of his free agency. Lin is a restricted free agent, so the New York Knicks can match any offer he receives. Players can’t sign new contracts until July 11, the last day the select team will train against the Americans in Las Vegas. USA Basketball also says Monday that Boston center Greg Stiemsma won’t take part because of plantar fasciitis in his foot. Philadelphia guard Jrue Holiday was added earlier Monday to the squad.









EUGENE, Ore. — The runoff to settle a third-place tie in the women’s 100 meters at the U.S. track trials is off — for now. Sprinter Jeneba Tarmoh did not compete Monday against training partner Allyson Felix, Tarmoh’s agent, Kimberly Holland, said in a text to The Associated Press. There’s still the possibility the race will be held at a later date. The runoff was scheduled to be held Monday night at Hayward Field. The last spot in the event for the

London Games is on the line. USATF spokeswoman Jill Geer said Monday morning that Tarmoh had not officially informed the organization of a withdrawal. The tiebreak procedures USATF spelled out in the aftermath of the deadlock don’t exactly address this situation: an athlete commits to racing and then decides not to compete. It’s another loophole in a process the USATF was attempting to shore up. Felix already has qualified in the 200 after winning that race Saturday. Tarmoh is eligible to run in the Olympic 400 relay. Tarmoh reluctantly agreed to the runoff in the first place. She felt she won fair and square on the track nine days ago. “In my heart of hearts, I just feel

like I earned the third spot,” she said Sunday. “I almost feel like I was kind of robbed.” Tarmoh leaned across the finish line and looked up to see her name on the scoreboard in the third spot behind winner Carmelita Jeter and runner-up Tianna Madison. The 22-year-old Tarmoh even took a celebratory lap around the track, waving an American flag. She received a medal and conducted a news conference. Then, she found out about the dead heat. From reporters, no less. The situation has been a debacle since Felix and Tarmoh crossed the line in an identical time of 11.068 seconds. USATF had no protocol to resolve such a deadlock and quickly scrambled to adopt a tiebreaking procedure. The options were a runoff, coin flip

Usain Bolt hopes to regain his mystique

Olympic medals placed at Tower for safekeeping

LONDON — There’s safe, and then there’s Tower of London safe. To avoid risking an ounce of precious Olympic metal, London’s organizers are handing over their cache of gold, silver and bronze medals to the Tower of London for safekeeping Monday. A fanfare of Royal Marine trumpets will sound as the 4,700 medals arrive. The Tower’s famous Yeoman warders — commonly called Beefeaters — also will attend. The Tower protects Britain’s most valuable treasures, including the Crown Jewels. And though the Olympic medals are precious, using a London landmark in this fashion is almost like starting the 100 meters by sounding Big Ben’s bongs. But there’s a larger wish at hand: Britain has been eager to promote its tourist attractions as part of the games taking place from July 27-Aug. 12.

US women’s water polo team warming up

STANFORD, Calif. — Melissa Seidemann fired the ball into the left corner past goalie Tumua Anae as teammate Kami Craig gave her a congratulatory “Nice!” These days, even morning shootarounds are important moments for the U.S. women’s water polo team with the Olympics only weeks away. The Americans warmed up for the first of four exhibition games with Hungary on Monday night, a preview of the countries’ Olympic opener in London on July 30. Seidemann is one of five athletes on the roster with Stanford connections for the Americans, who hope to capture their first gold medal after two heartbreaking silvers and a bronze. This provided a perfect opportunity to prep in their home pool, stars and stripes on their swim caps and suits on a picture-perfect day at Avery Aquatic Center.

or one athlete conceding the spot to the other. The athletes and their agents met with USATF representatives at a hotel Sunday to work out a deal, and Felix and Tarmoh chose to settle matters on the track. Tarmoh, however, was clearly unhappy with the choice. “This decision was really hard for me to make,” said Tarmoh, who didn’t qualify in her other individual event, the 200. “I was pushed into a corner. They said if you don’t make a decision, you give your spot up. I work too hard to just give my spot up. I had to say it was a runoff.” USATF has drawn criticism for not having policies in place long before the trials. Most other sports have a plan. In swimming, for instance, there are swim-offs to break ties.

Torres exits stage after finishing 4th

The 45-year-old came up just short in her attempt to qualify for a sixth Summer Games appearance.

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer

Giggs in, Beckham out

WEMBLEY, England — Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has been included in Britain’s 18-man squad for the men’s football tournament at the London Olympics, with head coach Stuart Pearce confirming the absence of David Beckham. The 38-year-old Giggs joined fellow Welshman Craig Bellamy and England defender Micah Richards as the three overage players allowed in the squad, which will represent Britain at an Olympic Games for the first time since 1960. There are 13 Englishmen and five Welshmen in the group, with no players picked from either Scotland or Northern Ireland. Premier League players Daniel Sturridge, Aaron Ramsey and Tom Cleverley made the cut. Beckham, one of football’s iconic figures, announced on Thursday that he had failed to make the squad but the decision wasn’t confirmed by the British Olympic Association until Monday.

Not so fast: Tiebreaker race canceled Jeneba Tarmoh elected not to run against Allyson Felix for a spot in the 100-meter dash in London.

On the road



Labeled perhaps the greatest sprinter of all-time, sprinter Usain Bolt has recently been finishing second in his own country. The Jamaican still has time to round into form for the Olympics in London next month.

A legend suddenly lacking By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — In the 100, it was the start. In the 200, it was the curve. Safe to say Usain Bolt has plenty to work on and not much time to do it – and that’s before he even starts thinking about the man who kept beating him at the Jamaican Olympic trials, Yohan Blake. When Bolt awoke Monday morning, there were 33 days until the start of the 100-meter sprints at the London Olympics, where the British sports books list him at 4-6 to win, still a favorite to earn “living legend” status he seeks at the upcoming games but a much less prohibitive one than he was before trials began. “I never train for one person,” Bolt said. “Everyone is talking about Yohan Blake and he is proving himself as one of the greatest. But for me, it’s going back to training, getting back to work to and getting done what I’ve got to get done.” If Bolt does get things back on track, will that be enough? Great question. In the 200, the smart money would say yes, at least if Sunday’s performances are any gauge. Blake won in 19.80 seconds into a slight headwind — not all that impressive a time for a man who has run 19.26. Bolt, of course, holds the world record at 19.19. He ran 19.83. “They ran 19.8. That’s the worldrecord holder who ran 19.1 and the second fastest man in history who ran 19.2,” said Wallace Spearmon, who won U.S. trials Sunday in 19.82. “Honestly, I figured they’d run about 19.5 or 19.6 today. (That) caught me off guard a little. Not a bad thing, but I didn’t know.” In the 100, however, things appear less certain, even if Bolt does bring his game up a notch.

Yohan Blake raised eyebrows across the world by beating Usain Bolt in both the 100 and 200 in Jamaica’s Olympic trials.

Before Friday, Blake had never run faster than 9.82. On Friday, he finished in 9.75 — the eighth-fastest time ever. He won by .11seconds and there was a significant amount of daylight between Blake and Bolt at the finish line. The World’s Fastest Man is no stranger to bad starts — he was in the back of the field coming out of the blocks when he set the world record at the Olympics — but he has almost always been able to make up the ground. The rare exceptions: a loss to Tyson Gay during a 2010 season in which Bolt was at less than 100 percent, and this latest setback against Blake. “We’ll discover what the problem is,” coach Glen Mills said. “At 6-5, he’s not going to be the fastest starter in the world. He doesn’t have to be first out of the blocks to win.” Yet in an interview he was doing in a different corner of the stadium, Bolt was talking about how he’d ac-

tually been working more lately on the100, which is why his curve in the 200 was so lackluster. “But I can’t blame it on that,” he said. The reason he became the greatest to ever run the longer race is because of the line he has learned to take on that curve. He negotiates it so well that Blake is known to stop what he’s doing when they’re practicing together just to take a look. On Sunday, Bolt wobbled around the bend, and when he hit the straightaway, he had ground to make up. He chipped away over the last 50 meters, but when he looked to his left near the finish, he grimaced. Blake beat him to the line. Again. “I’m not surprised, because I was working real hard,” Blake said of his back-to-back wins. “And I know Usain will work hard as ever. It’s up to me to keep working hard and keep my form going into the Olympics.” From what little the world knows about Blake, who is just emerging as a star, there’s not much doubt that he’ll keep his head low. Bolt is a better-known quantity. Since he burst onto the scene with his three world records and three gold medals in Beijing — 100, 200, 400 relay — one of the story lines surrounding Bolt is that he can do the hard work when necessary, but doesn’t really embrace it. Two losses in three nights have shocked him out of that mode. While trying not to act panicky about the setbacks, he conceded that he now has something altogether new to prove: that he’s as good a chaser as he was a front-runner. “I’m the Olympic champion,” Bolt said. “I have to show the world I’m the best. I can come back. It’s not like I was blown away or anything. So now, I know what I need to do to get it right.”

OMAHA, Neb. — Dara Torres lingered in the water after the other swimmers had climbed out of the pool. Her long career was finally over. She wanted to soak up the moment as long as possible. The 45-year-old Torres came up short in her bid to make it to the Olympics for a sixth time. She finished fourth in the final of the 50-meter freestyle Monday night, her only event at the U.S. swimming trials. “This is really over,” Torres said. “That’s it, I’m going to enjoy some time with my daughter,haveanicesummerandcheeron the U.S.” After winning three silver medals at the Beijing Olympics, Torres underwent radical knee surgery and put all her hopes into one dash across the pool. But Jessica Hardy won in 24.50 Torres seconds, while Kara Lynn Joyce took the other Olympic spot in 24.73. “Obviously I was hoping to make the team,” Torres said. “That was my goal and missing it by less than a tenth of a second is tough, but I don’t think there’s anything I could have changed.” Torres was denied a trip to London by nine-hundredthsofasecond,alsotouching behind third-place Christine Magnuson (24.78). Torres smiled when she saw her time (24.82) and hugged both Hardy and Joyce. When Torres finally got out, she began motioning for her daughter, 6-year-old Tessa, to join her. Torres walked to the stands, still dripping wet, and scooped up Tessa, who was wearing a shirt that said “Go Mom.” “She’s bummed she’s not going to London now,” Torres said. “I told her I’d still take her.” In the last event of the eight-day trials, Andrew Gemmell won the grueling 1,500 freestylein14minutes,52.19seconds.Connor Jaeger was right with him all the way, taking the second spot for London in 14:52.51. Torressaidshehadthesamenervousanticipation before her last race as she did at her first U.S. trials in 1984, when she earned a spot in the Los Angeles Games. She had no illusions about being a serious medal contender in London, but she wanted to end her career with one more trip to the Olympics. “Being 45, getting fourth in Olympic trials against girls almost half my age, it’s OK,” Torres said. “I’m used to winning, but that wasn’t the goal here. The goal was to try to make it. I didn’t quite do it, but I’m really happy with how I did. I was able to hang in there. Hardy said it was an honor to compete against Torres, who retired but came back to win five medals at the 2000 Sydney Games, then three more in Beijing. Torres remembered her late coach, MichaelLohberg,whodiedin2011fromarare blood disorder that was diagnosed just before she swam in Beijing. “I was very emotional before my swim,” Torres said. “When I was putting my suit on with my trainer, Anne Tierney, we started crying because I started thinking about Michael. In July of 2010, he had said to me, ‘Let’s go for this.’ I really wanted to finish the story that I started with him. I didn’t make it but I know he would have been proud.”











Resurgent Woods still facing a major obstacle By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

BETHESDA, Md. — For all the endless parallels between the socalled new Tiger Woods and the old one, this was one comparison he didn’t mind. Winning at Congressional made it seem like 2009 all over again. Woods returned from a significant leg injury back then amid questions whether he could be the same golfer he once was. He answered by winning Bay Hill, Memorial and the AT&T National in the first half of the season, and he wound up winning six times on the PGA Tour, seven worldwide. This time, he is coming off a year in which he sat out three months and two majors to allow left leg injuries to fully heal. Halfway through the season, he has

won those same three tournaments, so perhaps he is headed toward another year like 2009. “Well, I had a Woods good year that year. I think I won six times that year. That would be nice if I could get that same total,” Woods said, pausing to smile before adding, “with a couple of majors in there.” Therein lies the difference — and the challenge. It’s all about the majors, isn’t it? PGA Tour events should not be dismissed. Congressional was tougher than it was for the U.S. Open last year. An argument could be made that no other golf course on U.S. soil did a better job identifying who played the best that week. It was the 74th career

win for Woods, moving him past Jack Nicklaus into second place, leaving him only eight tour wins short of Sam Snead’s record. Even so, that’s one of the few times Woods and Nicklaus are mentioned together when the topic is not major championships. Majors are said to be the toughest to win, though that can be debated. The conditions tend to be so extreme they expose and eliminate those who don’t have full control of their game and their emotions. That’s what Phil Mickelson suggested in 2001 at the PGA Championship when he was frustrated by not having won a major at that point in his career, and Adam Scott raised the same point last week at Congressional. “I still think majors are every good player’s best opportunity to win a tournament,” Scott said.

Woods has not been a factor in the first two majors, another parallel to 2009. He tied for 40th at the Masters, and after sharing the 36-hole lead in the U.S. Open, he stumbled on the weekend and tied for 21st. While his performance looked OK on paper in 2009, he was never a factor in the first two majors — seven shots behind going into the last round at Augusta National, nine shots out of the lead on the last day at Bethpage Black. The next stop for Woods is Royal Lytham & St. Annes, but not before he heads to The Greenbrier Classic this week in West Virginia. The odds makers have installed Woods as the favorite for the British Open, just as they did for the Masters and the U.S. Open. And it’s still a good bet. Luke Donald remains No. 1 in the

world, with Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood not far behind. Even with his win at Congressional, Woods stayed at No. 4 in the world. That’s only because of the math, and the fact the world ranking is based on two years instead of what happened yesterday. No matter. The score that will get everyone’s attention at Lytham will belong to Woods. “I think he’s the only guy to win three tournaments on tour this year, is that correct?” Bo Van Pelt said after finishing just behind Woods on Sunday. “On three different golf courses. And he was leading the U.S. Open after two days. So I’d say that he’s playing the best golf in the world right now.” The better measure of Woods’ standing is that he is leading the PGA Tour money list for the first

time since September 2009, when he won the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus and capped off a season that topped $10 million in earnings. But he has gone four years without a win in a major, dating to the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines when he played on a left leg that had two stress fractures and shredded knee ligaments that had to be rebuilt a day later. Woods was practically gloating Sunday evening about those who dared to even suggest earlier this year he might not win again. One reporter mentioned he had won three of his last seven starts and asked which parts of his game have come around. “Pretty much everything,” Woods said. “I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again. Here we are.”


Brodeur back in N.J. on two-year contract By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

NEWARK, N.J. — Martin Brodeur is going to remain the face of the New Jersey Devils. The 40-year-old goaltender who has led the team to three Stanley Cups, signed a two-year, $9 million contract Monday to stay with the only NHL club he’s ever known. “At the end of the day, this is what I wanted all along,” Brodeur said in a conference call. “Circumstances happen sometimes in life that I can’t control, and I can’t say it won’t happen again, but I am happy, and two years seems appropriate for me maybe to leave the game at that time. But I am not 100 percent sure. Again, we’ll how I feel and how well I am able to play.” The key to the new deal was the Devils’ eventual willingness to give him the extra year, Brodeur said. Adding the length of the contract

was more important than the money because of the potential of a lockout this upcoming season. Two years provides stability and the assurance that he will have somewhere to play. Brodeur would not identify the teams that contacted him, though Chicago and Toronto expressed interest. When asked if he gave the Devils a discount, he noted there were offers from other teams that were much different than the one he signed. Hours after word of Brodeur’s deal leaked, the Devils also announced that backup goaltender Johan Hedberg, 39, also signed a two-year deal worth $1.4 million per season. Both deals feature notrade clauses. “We’ll definitely bring stability to the back end,” said Brodeur, the NHL’s all-time winningest goaltender. “We’ve done that for the last



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Odom gets a chance at redemption in Los Angeles

The Penguins organization made two additions late Sunday night, signing players with the potential to be skating for WilkesBarre/Scranton this season. Trevor Smith leaves the Tampa Bay Lightning organization after winning a Calder Cup with the Norfolk Admirals last season. He has five 20-goal seasons in the AHL. The 27-year-old forward was sixth in the league in scoring last season with 69 points, including 43 assists. He signed a two-way deal for one season for $575,000 at the NHL level and $300,000 in the AHL. Also signed was veteran Warren Peters, who agreed to a oneyear deal for $600,000 at the NHL level. His AHL salary was not released. Peters, 29, spent the past two seasons splitting time between the Minnesota Wild and their AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros. He had 22 goals and 21 assists in 82 games for Houston over two seasons. Ben Street will not return to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Penguins’ leading scorer last season with 27 goals and 57 points, and second on the team at plus-14, the center signed a twoyear deal with the Calgary Flames. Street was the ECHL rookie of the year in 2010-11 with the Wheeling Nailers. According to the Flames, it’s a two-way deal earning him $575,000 in Calgary and $105,000 with the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL. Also, former WBS Penguins standout Toby Petersen, 33, resigned with the Dallas Stars for two years on a two-way contract. The former ninth round draft pick by Pittsburgh played 39 of his 397 career NHL games last season with Dallas. Petersen has 33 goals and 48 points in his NHL career.

LOS ANGELES — Lamar Odom surveyed the bank of cameras with a practiced eye, subtly adjusting his impeccable suit and tie before stepping back into the spotlight. This star of hoops and reality TV is right at home in Hollywood, and he’s incredibly grateful to be back with his original NBA team. Odom formally joined the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday following a four-team trade last week, vowing to revitalize his career with a once-downtrodden franchise now on the verge of title contention. “It’s an opportunity to redeem myself and an opportunity to come home, and you can’t pass at that,” said Odom, who will wear his old No. 7. “This city has been great to me, and I love being here. ... This is my home. I grew up in New York, and I’m a New Yorker to the heart, but I’m so grateful to be able to wear these colors and represent the town. I’m lucky.” He’s also lucky to be out of Dallas, where he was miserable on and off the court last season after the Lakers abruptly traded the twotime champion before the lockoutshortened season. Odom foundered in a 50-game stint with the Mavericks, leading many to wonder whether the emotional big man had lost his passion for basketball. Odom said he’s still got it — and being home can only help this fall when he goes to work down the hallway at Staples Center with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. “I feel like I’m 19 again,” said Odom, who will turn 33 shortly after next season begins. “Hopefully I can turn the clock back on the court as well, do whatever I can to help the team win games and erase that last season I had. I wasn’t myself. I feel like I can help just by being myself. You all know what type of person I am and what I can bring to a ballclub. The same thing I did when I was winning champion-

Reports: Hawks agree to deal Johnson to Nets Multiple media outlets are reporting the Hawks and Nets have agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn. ESPN was first to report the teams had agreed to the deal. All the reports cited unidentified sources. The Nets would send guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro to the Hawks, along with a draft pick Brooklyn received from Houston. The selection only belongs to the Nets if it is not a lottery pick. Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract. The Nets are also trying to re-sign free agent point guard Deron Williams. The franchise is set to play its first season in a newly built arena in New York after moving from New Jersey.

ships is what I’m going to be doing for the Clippers now.” Odom was thrilled when the Mavericks engineered a deal to send him back to the Clippers, who drafted him with the fourth overall pick in 1999. The Clippers gave up guard Mo Williams in the deal, but they share Odom’s confidence he can regain his form. “There were obviously a lot of questions,” Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. “But at the end of the conversation, I just felt he was committed and wanted to be back in a Clipper uniform. That’s what I wanted to see. All of the other things in the past are in the past. ... I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a guy that’s had as much consistent success at his position.” Except last year: Odom, the NBA’s top sixth man for the Lakers in 2010-11, averaged career lows of 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and about 20 minutes in 50 games with Dallas before the club gave up on him in March after owner Mark Cuban had seen enough. Odom was also often late for practices and meetings, never giving the impression he was invested in the Mavs. He had demanded a trade from the Lakers after they tried to move him to New Orleans in a three-team deal to land Paul from the NBAowned Hornets that was rejected by the league. Odom alluded to a difficult relationship with the Lakers even before the deal, and said

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Four locals earn invite to Jr. National Camp

Romanowski strong for Greater Pittston

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USA Field Hockey announced Monday that 102 athletes, including four local standouts, have been selected to attend Junior National Camp. Nanticoke graduate and current All-American at Old Dominion Kati Nearhouse is among those selected for the U21 camp. The U19 camp will feature former Crestwood midfielders Anna Dessoye and Jess Newak, both of whom start their careers in the Atlantic Coast Conference this fall. Dessoye is heading to Maryland, while Newak will play at Wake Forest. Brigid Wood of Plains, who re-

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Howard, who was held in check by Ortiz, came through against Ryota Igarashi, walloping an RBI double to pull the IronPigs within a run at 4-3. He was lifted for a pinch-runner. “I had a double in Lakewood, too, but I’ve been in some of those situations where it’s good getting into those RBI situations,” said Howard, who hasn’t played with the Phillies since blowing out his right Achilles last October. “It helps with my approach and getting my mindset right.” His previous three at-bats against Ortiz as the designated hitter were quiet. He struck out in the first on a breaking ball. In the third he grounded out to second base. In the sixth, he grounded into a double-play. In two rehab games for Lehigh Valley, Howard is now 1-for-6 after going 5-for-8 in three games for Class-A Lakewood. He is expected to play first base tonight for seven innings. “It felt good. Ortiz was out there and he was moving it pretty well,” Howard said. “I felt like I saw the ball pretty well. I kind of came forward a little bit with my lower half and made the adjustment that last AB.” Lehigh Valley continued to get opportunities against the SWB bullpen in the ninth and tenth. In the ninth, the IronPigs tied the game loading the bases and getting a run on a bases loaded walk with two outs. One of the pitches that was called a ball from


Hanover picks up shutout win The Times Leader staff

In a game played Sunday, Mike Piscotti hit a two-run homer and Matt Clarke threw a five-hit shutout as Hanover defeated Pittston Township 3-0 in the District 16 Little League major baseball tournament. Piscotti added a double while Clarke struck out five. Noah Jackson had a single and a double, and Jared Fulginiti added a double for Hanover. Phil Cocco had a single and double for Pittston Township.


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Joey Day struck out 10 from the pitcher’s mound and Joe Bielecki collected three hits, including two triples, in Nanticoke’s defeat of Mountain Top Gray on Sunday. Nick Matson added three hits including a triple for the winners, while Colin Piestrak, Derek Cease, Ethan Egnaski and Brandon Bukofski all added two hits. Mountain Top Gray was paced by Tyler Shedlock, Jimmy Hawley, Nathan Lyons and Mike Ranzi, all of whom had hits.

cently finished at Solomon/ Plains Junior High, will be part of the U17 camp. The camp will be held at the University of Massachusetts from July 9-12. Athletes will receive daily training and tactical sessions, followed by test matches in the evening. The camp serves as a selection camp for the U17, U19 and U21 U.S. Junior National squads. Following the Junior National Camp, the athletes selected to the U21 squad will take part in another training camp as the newly announced team will be preparing for the Junior Pan American Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, this September.

Juan Cedeno appeared to be close to take and SWB manager Dave Miley was later ejected. The ’Pigs won the game in the 10th when Tuffy Gosewich scored on a wild pitch by Jason Bulger (2-1) to complete the improbable comeback. “It’s a pesky bunch of guys wanting to get the job done,” Lehigh Valley manager Ryne Sandberg said. “There’s no quit in there because there’s no talk about quitting.” Brandon Laird, who is having an off-year for the Yankees compared to his last few, gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the fourth when he tripled off the wall to score Francisco Cervelli. Two batters later, Colin Curtis doubled to score Laird for a 2-0 advantage. Doug Bernier followed with a run-scoring double to push the lead to 3-0. Corban Joseph also had a RBI double in the inning for a 4-0 advantage. Yankees

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swim all three relays. But, on Bowman’s recommendation, he will focus on the 200 and 400 individual medley and the 100 and 200 butterfly. “This is an event program that I’m very confident that I can do and do better than I did here,” he said, referring to his results in Omaha. Bowman said his main concern was Phelps being fresh for the 400 freestyle relay. While the U.S. has traditionally dominated that event, Australia is favored in London. The relay was one of Phelps’ closest calls in Beijing, with teammate Jason Lezak coming from behind on the anchor leg to beat a strong French squad. The relay final is on the same day as the preliminaries and semifinals of the 200 freestyle. “The 400 free relay is going to be harder than it was last time,” Phelps said between bites of French toast, scrambled eggs and bacon over a late breakfast. “It just allows me to put my energy elsewhere instead of trying to control it for another three races.” Phelps has to swim preliminaries, semifinals and finals in the 200 IM, and the 100 and 200 butterfly. The grueling 400 IM, which opens the swimming competition on July 28, has prelims and finals. “It’s a lot and it is going to be stressful,” he said. “My body is not going to feel the same as it did after the Beijing 400 IM. I was fresh and still ready to go.”

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best sprinter, and Wiggins’ hopes for the yellow. “There are not two objectives. There’s one objective,” Cavendish said gruffly. He also sought to dispel speculation that he might be looking ahead to the London Olympics at which he will be one of the favorites to win gold in the road race. “It (the Tour) is the most beautiful race of the year for me,” he said. “Here, it’s the Tour de France ... I can’t say the Olympics are more important.” Cancellara kept the lead for a third straight day after winning the opening-day prologue Saturday. Wiggins remains second, 7 seconds back, and Evans is a further 10 seconds behind in eighth place.

The riders’ only climbing challenge of the day was a winding, low-grade ascent up the citadel of Namur, a medieval town that is the capital of the French-speaking Wallonia region of Belgium and hosts an annual beer festival in the spring. The flat layout helped riders keep pace with each other in a tight pack against the wind, setting the stage for a sprint finish. Three breakaway riders, including Anthony Roux of France with an injured left wrist which hung limply by his handlebars, led for most of the day. The pack swallowed up Roux, the last to hold out, with a little less than nine miles left. On Tuesday, the three-week race returns home to France for more mostly flat stages. First up, a 122-mile trek from Orchies to the English Channel fishing town of Boulogne-surMer.

“It’s so much smarter for me to do that. We’re not trying to recreate what happened in Beijing. It just makes more sense.” Michael Phelps

Now 27, Phelps hasn’t adhered to the rigid training schedule he was on for years leading up to Beijing. After the Great Haul of China, he took time off and showed little interest in resuming the grind that had prepared him to win eight events. “No one should be expected to do that twice,” Bowman said of the program Phelps swam in Beijing. “Once was more than enough.” Eventually, Phelps recommitted to coming to practice and doing the work. He and Bowman viewed the eight-day trials as a barometer for how Phelps’ body would handle the busy schedule. “We were, I guess, pretty happy with it,” Phelps said. “I was able to swim some pretty good times and not really feel great, but over the next couple of weeks that’s something that we’re going to improve on and work on.” With Phelps dropping the 200 free, Ricky Berens moved up to claim an individual spot on the Olympic team for the first time. He was already scheduled to swim the 400 and 800 free relays. “Dream come true!” Berens tweeted. Dropping the 200 free also removes one of Phelps’ showdowns with American rival Ryan Lochte, the defending world champion. They will now face each other in just the two individual medleys. “It gives me a day off for

recovery after the (400) IM,” Phelps said. ’It’s something that’s needed. Swimming that many times is brutal and there’s no need to put myself through that.” Phelps had vowed to drop the grueling 400 IM after Beijing, but he put it back on his program earlier this year. Bowman wanted him to swim that event because it’s on the first day of the Olympic program, which made it more appealing than the 200 free even though Phelps won that event at the trials and finished second behind Lochte in the 400 IM. “Ryan did shut it down the last 15 meters of the race and it was fairly obvious,” Phelps said. “I know it’s going to be challenging, but I’ve always stepped up to challenges and I love challenges. Looking forward to that one and it’s going to be the first one of the meet.” Phelps is giving up the chance to defend his 200 free Olympic title and regain the world record that Germany’s Paul Biedermann set at the 2009 world championships wearing one of the high-tech bodysuits that are now banned. Phelps will still have a chance to three-peat in his other four individual races. No swimmer has ever won the same event in three straight Olympics. Phelps confirmed that he will retire after his last swim in London. “I won’t be coming back,” he said. “Put it on record.”

Sam Andrews pitched all seven innings for Plains, striking out nine and scattering six hits in a win against Hazleton Area. Dom Gulius drove in three runs and smacked a triple for the winners, while Bob Sorokas added two hits and a pair of RBI to help pace the offense. Matt Barletta was perfect in the batter’s box for Hazleton Area, going 4-for-4 with three RBI, while teammates Rich Gawel and Kyle Klein both added two RBI. Plains

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Evan McCue’s RBI single in the fifth inning tied the game before Ricky Stayer’s RBI single provided Swoyersville with the winning margin in a comeback victory over Tunkhannock. Nick Hogan added an RBI double for Swoyersville, while Matt Zielen struck out 11 over six innings of work. Jeremy Lee and Lance Sherry

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have to keep an eye on it now.” Federer now faces No. 26 Mikhail Youzhny, a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-5 winner over Denis Istomin. Federer is 13-0 against Youzhny, who chose to look on the bright side, saying: “I have one more chance.” The only other man assured a spot in Wednesday’s quarterfinals is No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The defending champion improved to 12-1 against Viktor Troicki, his doubles partner for Serbia at the upcoming London Olympics, by winning 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 under the Centre Court roof. “Weather is always an obstacle here,” Djokovic said. Two men’s matches never started, and three were suspended: No. 4 Andy Murray leads No. 16 Marin Cilic by a set and a break; No. 10 Mardy Fish took the first set against No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and they’re tied 1-all in the second; No. 31 Florian Mayer leads No. 18 Richard Gasquet 6-3, 2-1. The women’s quarterfinals are set for today: No. 6 Williams vs. No. 4 Kvitova, who came back to beat No. 24 Francesca Schiavone of Italy 4-6, 7-5, 6-1; Lisicki vs. No. 8 Angelique Kerber, who ended the retiring Kim Clijsters’ last Wimbledon 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 Victoria Azarenka vs. Tamira Paszek; and No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska vs.

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Anthony Caladie (three hits) and Dominic Sartini (two hits) each drove in three runs to provide Mountain Post-B with all the offense it would need in a defeat of Wilkes-Barre. Tyler Sadvary added two hits for the winners, while Brian Markowski went all seven innings on the mound, scattering three hits and two runs. John Yurkoski had a hit and drove in a run for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre

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No. 17 Maria Kirilenko. Azarenka, the Australian Open champion, has lost only 14 games so far. The most interesting aspect of her 6-1, 6-0 win over 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic? The pigeon feathers that slowly floated down to the grass after a bird collided with the roof. “Sometimes it can be annoying when somebody is chewing chips right when you’re serving. Doesn’t really matter; you just have to stay focused on your game. Whatever is going on around is going on around. It’s out of your hands,” Azarenka said. “But the feathers? It was fun.” Lisicki certainly had a grand ol’ time against Sharapova, smiling all the while. She used flat, powerful groundstrokes to neutralize Sharapova from the baseline. She also served bigger than Sharapova, reaching 118 mph and collecting six aces. A second-serve winner at 117 mph earned Lisicki’s third match point, which she converted with a second-serve ace at108 mph, then dropped to her knees and shook her fists while Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki cheered from her Court 1 guest box. (Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls runningmate Scottie Pippen was at Williams’ match on Court 2.) “That’s my game, to serve well and be aggressive. That’s what I did.Ithinkitworkedwell,”Lisicki said. “As soon as I got the break in the second set, I knew, ‘I’m going to take it home.”’







Sunoco refinery staying open


Local home prices rise

Home sale prices in the WilkesBarre/Scranton area rose 3.3 percent in May compared to May 2011, real estate data firm CoreLogic said Monday. Excluding distressed sales – short sales and bank-owned properties – the increase was 7.4 percent. That gain followed a 5.7 percent year-over-year gain in April. Nationally, prices for all sales increased 2 percent and 2.7 percent when distressed sales are excluded. In Pennsylvania the price increases were 1.8 percent and 2.3 percent. CoreLogic bases its estimates on Multiple Listing Service data.

By PATRICK WALTERS Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — The oldest and largest refinery on the East Coast will stay open thanks to a deal between Sunoco and the global asset manager The Carlyle Group, with the groups announcing Monday that they have agreed to terms on a joint venture at the facility. The new venture also will make a substantial investment in the complex to help it import lower-cost oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation, shift to refining a higher proportion of ultra-low-sul-

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fur diesel and use natural gas from the booming Marcellus Shale formation that lies below much of Pennsylvania, Carlyle officials said. The Philadelphia refinery, which had struggled to make money as the price of imported crude oil rose, was scheduled to close in August. In April, Sunoco announced that it had entered into “exclusive discussions” with Carlyle about a possible joint venture involving the 330,000-barrels-per-day facility, which has about 850 workers. On Monday, the groups announced

Glaxo pays $3 billion

they had agreed to form Philadelphia Energy Solutions, a joint venture that will enable the facility to continue operating. In a statement, the companies said the agreement will save all of the current refining jobs and create up to 200 more as the refinery is updated and expanded. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Carlyle Managing Director Rodney Cohen said the company planned $200 million worth of capital improvements.

By TIFFANY HSU Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Pharmaceutical drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to federal charges to resolve a slew of criminal and civil issues stemming from its use of kickbacks, misbranding and other misconduct to market drugs such as Paxil, Wellbutrin and Advair, the U.S. government announced. The agreement is the largest health care fraud settlement in history, spanning nearly every state, according to the Justice Department. It’s also the largest payment ever by a drug company. The settlement is "unprecedented in both size and scope," said James M. Cole, deputy attorney general, in a statement. Pennsylvania will receive more than $13 million, Attorney General Linda Kelly said. "On behalf of GSK, I want to express our regret and reiterate that we have learnt from the mistakes that were made," said Chief Executive Sir Andrew Witty in a statement. The British company illegally marketed depression drug Paxil to children and teens, even sponsoring dinners and spa programs in the drug’s name, prosecutors said. Glaxo also used sham advisory boards and speakers at lavish resorts to promote depression drug Wellbutrin as an option for weight loss and a remedy for sexual dysfunction and substance addiction, according to the government. Customers were urged to use higher-than-approved dosages, the government said. To deal with damages and civil penalties, Glaxo will shell out $2 billion while paying a $1 billion criminal fine.


U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly three years, adding to signs that economic growth is weakening. Production declined, and the number of new orders plunged, according to a monthly report released Monday by the Institute for Supply Management. The trade group of purchasing managers said its index of manufacturing activity fell to 49.7. That’s down from 53.5 in May and the lowest since July 2009.

EU unemployment record

Unemployment in the 17-country euro currency bloc hit another record in May as the crippling financial crisis pushed the continent toward the brink of recession, official figures showed Monday. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, said unemployment rose to 11.1 percent in May from 11 percent the previous month. May’s rate was the highest since the euro was launched in 1999 and adds further urgency to the eurozone countries’ plan to create economic growth and cut excessive government debt.


Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over ownership of the iPad name. That removes a potential obstacle to sales of the popular tablet computer in the key Chinese market. Apple Inc. says it bought the global rights to the iPad name from Proview in 2009 but Chinese authorities say the rights in China were never transferred. A Chinese court ruled in December that Proview still owned the name in China.



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irbus President and CEO Fabrice Bregier, second from left, shakes hands Monday with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley after an announcement that the European aircraft manufacturer will establish its first assembly plant in the United States in Mobile, Ala. The French-based company said the Alabama plant is expected to cost $600 million to build and will employ 1,000 people when it reaches full production, likely to be four planes a month by 2017.

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time to their clocks throughout the day, so by the time the leap second rolled around, it had already been accounted for. Forget the Y2K bug, which was a one-time thing – in this case, a simple second adjustment that’s happened every few years wreaked havoc even though everyone knew about it. I’d consider this a warning – who knows what other time bombs are out there just waiting to go off. Hackers are bad enough, but when something as basic as a scheduled time change makes servers screwy, all bets are off. Nick DeLorenzo is director of interactive and new media for The Times Leader. E-mail him at




Stocks of Local Interest



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NATIONAL FORECAST A mix of sun and clouds

Mostly sunny, hot

90° 60°

87° 68°

90° 65°

SATURDAY Mostly sunny, humid


THURSDAY Mostly sunny, warm

WEDNESDAY Partly sunny, shower

SUNDAY Partly sunny, Tstorm

90° 65°

90° 65°


Today’s high/ Tonight’s low

New York City 89/72 Reading 92/69

Atlantic City 85/73

Yesterday Average Record High Record Low

86/59 81/60 98 in 1966 44 in 2007

Cooling Degree Days*

Yesterday Month to date Year to date Last year to date Normal year to date

8 21 240 214 160

*Index of fuel consumption, how far the day’s mean temperature was above 65 degrees.


Yesterday Month to date Normal month to date Year to date Normal year to date

Sun and Moon

Sunrise 5:36a 5:36a Moonrise Today 8:32p Tomorrow 9:15p Today Tomorrow

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 91-92. Lows: 70-71. Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms possible tonight.

Philadelphia 91/72


The Finger Lakes

Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 83-92. Lows: 71-74. Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms possible tonight.

0.00” 0.00” 0.22” 16.46” 18.05” Sunset 8:40p 8:40p Moonset 5:26a 6:37a

Susquehanna Stage Chg. Fld. Stg Wilkes-Barre 0.45 -0.09 22.0 Towanda 0.29 -0.05 21.0 Lehigh Bethlehem 3.07 0.75 16.0 Delaware Port Jervis 2.78 0.05 18.0 Full

July 3



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94/76 91/79

87/72 57/47



Anchorage Atlanta Baltimore Boston Buffalo Charlotte Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Detroit Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis

58/53/.00 93/72/trace 93/71/.04 84/71/.00 84/62/.00 93/68/.28 97/71/.00 90/63/.00 92/78/.00 99/68/.00 93/67/.00 86/73/.00 91/73/.00 97/70/.00 106/79/.00 71/63/.00 91/77/.00 87/69/.00 99/77/.00

Today Tomorrow 61/48/sh 97/72/t 92/73/pc 86/67/s 84/73/pc 97/74/t 98/80/pc 91/72/t 97/75/pc 98/67/t 94/75/t 87/72/sh 94/76/pc 97/74/pc 104/82/s 70/63/s 91/79/pc 97/75/pc 94/77/pc

ALMANAC Recorded at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport River Levels, from 12 p.m. yesterday.



The Jersey Shore

Highs: 83-91. Lows: 59-74. Slight chance of thunderstorms late. Isolated thunderstorms tonight.




Wilkes-Barre 88/66



Highs: 84-89. Lows: 63-66. Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms possible.

Poughkeepsie 89/67

94/75 98/80

90° 65°

Highs: 81-88. Lows: 69-73. Partly to mostly sunny. Isolated thunderstorms possible tonight.

Pottsville 89/68

Harrisburg 92/70

94/77 97/60

The Poconos

Albany 87/69

Towanda 89/60

State College 91/68



Binghamton 89/64

Scranton 88/64

MONDAY Partly sunny, shower



Amsterdam Baghdad Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Dublin Frankfurt Hong Kong Jerusalem London

72/54/.00 108/77/.00 95/70/.00 73/55/.18 61/45/.00 64/57/.00 68/55/.09 90/81/.00 85/65/.00 64/54/.00

July 26

59/48/sh 95/73/pc 93/73/t 82/69/t 83/69/t 97/75/pc 93/76/t 88/73/t 99/77/pc 98/67/pc 91/73/t 87/74/s 95/75/pc 98/76/pc 103/77/pc 68/62/s 89/80/t 86/72/t 96/77/t



Today Tomorrow 75/59/c 111/80/s 100/76/pc 63/53/c 56/44/pc 62/57/sh 77/60/pc 89/81/pc 86/66/s 71/63/sh

75/66/sh 110/81/s 95/77/t 78/64/pc 56/39/sh 66/55/sh 83/61/t 89/80/pc 86/64/s 67/55/sh


Myrtle Beach 93/73/.00 Nashville 97/77/.00 New Orleans 94/76/.00 Norfolk 87/73/.00 Oklahoma City 93/72/.00 Omaha 96/75/.00 Orlando 94/73/.00 Phoenix 106/87/.00 Pittsburgh 91/63/.00 Portland, Ore. 71/57/.00 St. Louis 99/77/.00 Salt Lake City 95/66/.00 San Antonio 94/75/.00 San Diego 67/63/.00 San Francisco 65/57/.00 Seattle 64/53/.00 Tampa 90/78/.00 Tucson 103/79/.00 Washington, DC 94/79/.00 City


Mexico City Montreal Moscow Paris Rio de Janeiro Riyadh Rome San Juan Tokyo Warsaw

75/55/.00 82/63/.00 77/63/.00 75/52/.00 90/72/.00 109/82/.00 93/66/.00 90/78/.28 75/68/.00 79/66/.00

Today Tomorrow 91/77/pc 97/74/t 93/78/pc 93/75/pc 96/72/pc 99/76/s 95/76/pc 104/84/pc 92/70/t 69/51/sh 100/80/pc 97/70/s 97/75/pc 70/62/s 72/54/s 66/51/sh 93/75/pc 95/73/pc 93/75/pc

89/77/pc 98/77/t 92/78/pc 94/76/t 96/72/pc 100/77/pc 94/76/t 94/81/t 90/71/t 74/54/pc 103/80/pc 95/76/s 98/74/pc 69/61/s 71/52/s 71/51/pc 94/75/t 89/71/t 95/76/t

We're tracking a weak cold front that will move across the state on Wednesday and may produce some showers and thunderstorms for our area. No washouts, just some passing showers or thunderstorms possible. Tonight will be partly cloudy, warm and humid with a low of 65. Keep the umbrella handy for Wednesday because of that front moving through. You may have to dodge some rain drops at times. - Kurt Aaron

Today Tomorrow 74/58/t 83/70/pc 78/58/sh 69/62/c 82/63/s 113/84/s 88/66/pc 90/79/pc 78/70/sh 92/69/pc

72/57/t 82/71/pc 76/61/pc 77/61/t 81/65/s 114/84/s 88/65/s 89/79/t 80/70/t 87/66/pc

Key: s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sn-snow, sf-snow flurries, i-ice.

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88° 55°


NATIONAL FORECAST: Hot and humid conditions can be expected from the Plains into the Midwest today, with scattered thunderstorms possible from portions of the Upper Midwest into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Scattered thunderstorms will also develop from the Southeast into the MidAtlantic. Some of these storms may be strong to severe.


Guys, pay attention to UV rays

The vast majority of men, at least 70 percent, don’t know what the signs of skin cancer are. Worse, they do little to protect themselves like wearing sunscreen. According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, men older than 50 are more than twice as likely as women to develop and die from

melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Here are some questions the doctor answered about skin cancer: Q: What causes melanoma? A: There can be genetic factors involved, but these are very rare. Sun and ultraviolet light cause almost all melanomas. Obviously, sun is the significant factor. If sun is the major cause,

it’s equally obvious that sunscreen should be in common use. But men don’t like to put on sunscreen and they simply don’t use it the way they should. Q: Why are men so anxious about sunscreen? A: Well, they think women have more "sensitive" skin. Actually, skin is equal between the sexes. The lighter the skin, the more susceptible. Pigment is protective. It is a natural sunscreen.

But even dark skin requires some protective measures. Men say they find the sunscreens "smell" funny. But various formulations are available so it’s possible to find one to suit your preference — from spray gels to powders. Q: Why is melanoma fatal? A: It can kill you if it spreads. Skin cancer is actually the most common form of cancer in general. Just walking from the bus or subway to your office can

put you out in the sun. Five minutes adds up over a lifetime. And that’s just incidental light, separate from the sun you can absorb at the beach or on a boat. There is no safe way to be out in the sun. It penetrates through clouds and through glass. That’s why I suggest people wear sunscreen every day. Use a glob of it — about a golf ball in amount.

— MCT Information Services





Some herbs help ease migraine symptoms


What causes late-life change in eye color? Q: What causes the iris of the eye to change color? For most of my life, my iris color in each eye was dark brown. When I was in my 50s, the color began to lighten. I’m now 62, and the iris color is hazel — a mix of brown and green. Also, my father’s eyes slowly changed from hazel to pale blue by the time he was in his 70s. —M.Z., Philadelphia


Headaches, including migraine and tension-type headaches, are a huge medical concern in the United States, affecting more than 45 million Americans. While some people are affected by headaches only intermittently, many have frequent debilitating symptoms that lead to work absences and loss of income. The American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society recently published new guidelines for the prevention of migraine headaches, and the updated guidelines now endorse the use of several alternative therapies to help keep migraine headaches at bay. The botanical supplement that received the most attention in the new guidelines is Petadolex, which is the herb butterbur. Studies have shown that 75 mg of Petadolex taken twice daily can reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of migraine headaches by close to 50 percent, which is comparable to many of the prescription medications used to prevent migraines. Butterbur seems to work by reducing spasms in arteries in the brain; it also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Butterbur is also effective in reducing allergy symptoms, so if you have both migraine headaches and allergies, butterbur would be a good choice for you. It is generally well tolerated, though in sensitive people it may actually cause headaches and allergic-type symptoms, especially in those who are allergic to ragweed, marigolds and similar plants. The main concern with butterbur however is that if not prepared properly, it can be contaminated with pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are carcinogenic; they can also cause liver and kidney damage. If you try butterbur, be sure to purchase a product that says”PA-Free," like Petadolex. Data suggest that Petadolex is safe in kids ages 6-17; it is not recommended in pregnancy or during lactation, however. Other supplements may also help to


An audiologist at Henry Ford in West Bloomfield, Mich., tests Sara McGowen’s hearing aid.

GOOD VIBRATIONS Bone conduction is key to innovation in hearing aids By JEFF SEIDEL


Detroit Free Press

ETROIT — Sara McGowen sat in a chair at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, Mich., as a team of doctors and technicians put a hearing aid

in her mouth, positioning it on her teeth. McGowen, 34, of Grand Blanc, Mich., had been deaf in her left ear for more than five years; the hearing loss came after surgery to remove a tumor on her acoustic nerve. It was early February and a doctor whispered in McGowen’s left ear: “What did you eat for breakfast?” McGowen was stunned. She thought she heard something, but she wasn’t sure. “Can I hear you?” she asked. “Yes,” she was told.

The doctor whispered again. “It was crazy,” McGowen said. “All of a sudden, you can hear again.” McGowen can hear while wearing the SoundBite prosthetic device, a nonsurgical, removable hearing aid that transmits sound

The part worn on the ear looks like a tiny hearing aid with a microphone.

through the patient’s teeth and bone. “It’s freaky,” McGowen said. “But it works. I don’t understand the technology. It blows my mind that they can do something like this.” See HEARING, Page 4C


Healthier kids meals are all grown up By JOYCE SMITH McClatchy Newspapers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kids used to walk into a restaurant and be happy with chicken nuggets, fries, and a flimsy dinosaur toy. After beefing up restaurant sales for decades, a new report shows sales of kids meals are on the wane with children no longer craving the pint-sized servings with toys as they once did. Better meal deals, economic factors, fewer children’s birthday parties at restaurants and a big push toward more healthful op-

Group. But, according to industry experts, two other trends are driving the changes in children’s menus: Children seem to have more sophisticated palates today, and there’s a desire to seem more mature at a younger age. Kids who are accustomed to playing Xbox and other game systems at McDonald’s Happy Meals were flat to slightly down in the first younger and younger ages don’t want kids’ meal toys. quarter of this year. With more than 1.2 billion chiltions led to a 6 percent decline in dren’s meals sold annually, these orders of kids’ meals with a toy in special menu items aren’t going 2011, compared to 2010, according to the report from NPD See MEALS, Page 3C

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You might have to put down the frozen cocktail for this. Now raise your hand if this sounds like a personal mantra of yours: Vacation is a weeklong excuse to be decadent, lazy and indulgent. But if you’ve got a vacation coming up and don’t want to undo all your hard fitness work, check out these tips from Pete McCall, exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise: • Pick the right location. If you’re still in the planning phase, look for hotels or rentals near a beach or park where you can easily fit in lots of activities with your friends and family. • Arm yourself. Find out if you can bring bikes or rent them where you’re staying for a fun, active way to explore. Or, bring sports equipment like a Frisbee, kickball, football, or softball equipment to play on the beach or in a park. • Do a little homework. Scout out a yoga studio or gym before you go, and check if you can get a day or week pass.


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degrees warmer than you’re used to, make it a point to hydrate often. If you’re drinking more alcohol than usual, drink even more water to make up for alcohol’s dehydrating effect. • Plan for your return. Consider coming home a day early to give yourself time to stock your kitchen with healthy food for the coming week — and upload all your fabulous vacation pictures to Facebook. For more tips, visit

may also reduce headaches, usually by about 30 percent; studies have shown that 100 mg three times daily is the effective dose; kids need smaller doses. The main side effect from Coenzyme Q10 is on your wallet — it’s expensive. Melatonin may also be useful for both migraines and cluster headaches; doses range from 3 to 10 mg at bedtime. Feverfew has been one of the most popular herbs used to prevent migraines, though it may not work that well in capsule form. In England however, people traditionally chew two to three fresh feverfew leaves per day to prevent migraines, and in one study more than 70 percent of patients using feverfew in this way had reduced headaches. Another treatment that can work wonders for migraine headaches is acupuncture. A review

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“And How I BEAT the indigestion Nightmare that Almost Killed Me!” By Ralph Burns; “Former” acid reflux sufferer

Here’s My Story: I've Suffered With Acid Reflux for Almost 40 Years Now. Unless you experience it; you can’t imagine how horrible it is. Every time I ate spicy foods I would get what I called "ROT GUT". Like something was rotting in my stomach. But now I can eat anything... No matter how spicy. Even if I never could before. Let me explain… For the better part of my life; I purposely avoided a lot of foods. Especially ones with even a tiny bit of seasoning. Because if I didn't, I’d experience a burning sensation through my esophagus— like somebody poured hot lead or battery acid down my throat. Add to that, those disgusting "mini-throw ups" and I was in "indigestion hell".

"I was beside myself. What was I gonna do? Keep taking the pills, or suffer with problems that could ultimately be my demise”. Doctors put me on all sorts of antacid remedies. But nothing worked. Or if they did, it would only be for a brief period. And then boom! My nightmare would return. Sometimes, I felt like I was dying. The pain was unbearable and nothing could make it stop. But then my wife, who occasionally suffered with the same problem; gave me one of her prescription acid blockers. It was a miracle. I felt like I could live again. Because before that, I was just miserable. I wanted to kill myself. But thankfully, it worked, and worked well.

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But that FDA warning was scary. I knew I had to stop or else risk developing spinal stenosis. My mother had that. And I watched her die a horrible death. Her spine just fractured. It was the worst death. She didn't deserve that. And neither do I. I had to quit. So I stopped taking PPI's for a day or so. But my indigestion was worse than ever. I would rather take the chance of a spinal fracture than to live like that again. I tried

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“Every time I ate something that didn't agree with me… I’d get what I called ‘Rot Gut’ — like my stomach was rotting out!” everything. Even started using home remedies like Apple cider vinegar. But it just felt like I was pouring even more acid down my throat. Then one day at dinner, a friend of mine said "why don't you try an aloe drink?" I said "aloe drink"? Jeez. That doesn't sound good at all!” The next day he brought me a case of something called AloeCure®. I was skeptical, but I was desperate! So instead of being an ingrate I decided to try it. I was shocked! AloeCure®. Tasted pretty good too. It has a pleasant grape flavor that I actually enjoy drinking. I decided to experiment. I stopped taking the PPI's altogether and replaced it with a daily diet of AloeCure®. Then something remarkable happened… NOTHING! Not even the slightest hint of indigestion. And here’s the best part. The next day we had Italian food — my worst enemy. But for the first time in 40 years I didn't get indigestion without relying on prescription or OTC pills and tablets. Finally, I just didn’t need them anymore! I was so thrilled; I wrote the AloeCure® company to tell them how amazing their product is. They thanked me, and asked me to tell my story... The story that changed my life. I said “Sure, but only if you send me a hefty supply of AloeCure®. I just can't live without it." But don't believe me. You have to try this stuff for yourself. I recommend AloeCure® to anyone who suffers with the same problem I did. It gives you immediate relief. You'll be grateful you did. I sure am. It's the best thing that's happened to me in a long, long time. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR READERS! TRY AloeCure® 100% RISK FREE. For a limited time AloeCure® is offering a FREE one month supply ($90 value) with every order and two FREE bonus gifts; A 4oz. tube of AloeCure® Pure Aloe Gel, great for burns, cuts, rashes and more ($10 value) PLUS the book “Aloe Vera A Key To Good Health” ($10 value) that explains the other incredible health benefits of Aloe Vera! They are yours to keep no matter what. 30 days of powerful digestive relief absolutely Risk Free is waiting. Call Now!

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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, call 1-800-REDCROSS (7332767). 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 walkins are accepted. Platelet appointments can be made by calling 823-7164, ext. 2235. Blood drives also take place from 9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Monday of each month at the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross, 165 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton. For a complete donation schedule, visit: REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG or call 1-800-REDCROSS (7332767). Area blood donation sites include: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley; 12:30- 6 p.m., St. Therese Church, 64 Davis St., Shavertown. Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Luzerne County Community College,

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away soon. But kids’ meals are growing up. Big national chains, including Texas Roadhouse, Red Lobster and Applebee’s, along with small, locally owned restaurants like Story in Prairie Village, Kan., are adapting to the changing appetites of younger patrons. Kids can order apples instead of fries, and freshly made pasta and English peas rather than fried chicken tenders and hot dogs. And older children — tweens and teens — are getting their own transitional menu items to match their new maturity. Bonnie Riggs, a restaurant industry researcher at NPD Group, said children and their parents are responding to the promotions and packaging for healthful choices. They are eating fewer fries, carbonated drinks and desserts, and more fruit, smoothies and non-fried chicken. A year ago, for example, Jack in the Box stopped putting toys in children’s meals and added options such as Chiquita Apple Bites with caramel in its Kid’s Combo Meals. “They are more appealing to a parent than packaging a toy with lower quality,” said Brian Luscomb, spokesman for Jack in the Box. Of course, when you think of children’s meals and toys, the

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McDonald’s Happy Meal is the category king. Introduced in 1979, Happy Meals account for about 10 percent of McDonald’s sales. But sales of Happy Meals were flat to slightly down in the first quarter of this year, said Neil Getzlow, a spokesman for the chain. McDonald’s said it was showing its commitment to children’s well-being by trimming the calorie count of its Happy Meal. It added apple slices and “kid-size” fries in the Kansas City market last November. “Families are eating differently than they used to when they go out,” McDonald’s said in a statement. “They may order a Happy Meal because kids love the specialness of their own meal, or they may share Chicken McNuggets, fries and then get their own drinks.” Consider the Wollard family. Until this month, mom and dad would routinely order four Happy Meals with the toys for their children, ages 3, 5, 7 and 8. They are Happy Meal’s target market. But eldest child Christian recently announced he was ready for a new milestone - his first Big Mac. Well, not an entire Big Mac, since his mother cut it in two so he could share it with his sister, Kate, 7. “I’m getting older and I don’t want to play with toys anymore,” said Christian, who spends time on Nintendo and Xbox at home. “The Big Macs look so good, and my 10-year-old cousin eats them. I follow what he does because






A new report shows sales of kids meals are on the wane with children no longer craving the pintsized servings with toys as they once did.

he’s so cool.” Purchases of children’s meals with toys also are often driven by movie promotions like “Toy Story” and “The Lion King.” “But there hasn’t been any big hit movie or tie-in to boost excitement,” Riggs said. Still, 4-year-old Elijah Gonzalez was pretty excited about his Happy Meal toy during a recent

lunch at a Kansas City, Mo., McDonald’s. Before touching his food, he was ripping off the plastic wrapper on his figurine of Melman the Giraffe from “Madagascar 3.” But favoring the healthful choices, big sister Lily Gonzalez, 10, was hungry for her heartier Mighty Kids Meal, an “in-between” menu item, introduced by

McDonald’s in 2001. Mighty Kids Meals include six Chicken McNuggets or a McDouble burger, small fries and apple slices, along with fat-free chocolate milk, low-fat white milk or juice. Riggs said children want to seem more mature at an everyounger age, ordering what their older siblings or parents are ordering.

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Sara McGowen had been deaf for more than five years before the SoundBite.

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at Henry Ford. “Next year,” he said, “we expect to be at 100 centers and then kind of ramp up from there.” Abolfathi said the device is still in the pilot launch stage. He said several hundred people have been fitted with the device across the country. The device is not worn during sleep and can be removed so the battery can be charged. No surgery or dental work or modifications to the teeth are required. Stach said the SoundBite system is an example of several advances in hearing-aid technology. “If you haven’t seen a hearing aid in two years, you haven’t seen a hearing aid,” Stach said. “We have everything from fully implantable hearing aids to partially implantable hearing aids to extended-wear hearing aids to open-fit hearing aids, which are tiny, great amplifiers for some of the young-old people who need a little boost, but not too much.” McGowen is one of six patients who have been fitted with the device at Henry Ford. She said the device cost about $6,000 and it was covered by her insurance company, although not all insurance plans do. “Looking at me, you can’t tell I’m deaf,” McGowen said. “If I’m in a meeting, or at church, at a convention, I have to constantly look around to see if somebody is talking to me.” She used to position herself at church so nobody could sit on her left side. But those problems are gone now that she is wearing the device. And she said it has helped her at work at Creative Foam in Fenton, Mich. She works in customer service. “I’m on the phone constantly,” she said. “I go to trade shows, lunches with my custom-

ers. You kind of have to hear.” McGowen said the sound is crystal clear. “It is the weirdest thing,” McGowen said. “It has changed my life.”

It was 2006, and Amir Abolfathi was stuck in traffic. His mind started wandering, thinking about hearing aids and teeth. “I started wondering, ’What if you put the electronics in a comfortable, removable retainer in the mouth, and transferred the sound through bone conduction?’” he said. Abolfathi, 47, had worked as vice president of research and development at Align Technology, a San Jose, Calif.-based company that pioneered invisible orthodontics. Abolfathi knew teeth, but he didn’t know hearing. So he called Dr. Michael Benninger, who was then the chairman of the otolaryngology department at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit; he has since moved to the Cleveland Clinic. The men arranged a meeting in Detroit. Abolfathi met with Benninger and Dr. Brad Stach, the division head of audiology at Henry Ford Hospital. “The three of us had a meeting,” Stach said. “I said, ’Yeah, you can hear through your teeth very well. But I don’t see how you could ever put a hearing device on your teeth.’ “Abolfathi goes, ’Oh, the teeth part is easy. I don’t know how you do the hearing part.’” Together, they figured it might work. “We had an all-day brainstorming session about bone conduction through the teeth,” Abolfathi said. “That’s how the whole thing got started. I came back to California and started working on the idea and raising money and getting the company started.” Over the next three years, Abolfathi raised $20 million and

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started Sonitus Medical, a private company based in California — and SoundBite was born. The major technical challenge was putting miniaturized electronics into a removable dental appliance. “I knew you could transfer sound through teeth,” Abolfathi said. “I didn’t have an appreciation for the quality of the sound.” In 2010, Popular Science awarded SoundBite an Innovation Award. Sonitus Medical has received funding from an investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community, Abolfathi said, although he was vague about the details. “We are working on a twoway communication system for their customers,” Abolfathi said. “That’s about all I can say. The whole thing is in the mouth. It’s a platform that allows somebody wearing this device to have a two-way conversation with somebody without having anything on their ear.” Stach said the device could be used by members of the Special Forces. “Let’s say you are in the Special Forces and you need to hear and you need to talk,” he said. “And you need to do it without having earphones on. They have developed this by putting it on your mouth, without any ear phones, without any visible communication.” There are other applications as well. Stach has asked Abolfathi to consider the general public, too: “I keep telling him, ’I’m a runner and I can’t stand wearing ear phones.’” — MCT Information Services

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The primary way that most people hear is through air conduction. “Sound waves enter the ear and wiggle the ear drum,” said Dr. Brad Stach, the division head of the audiology department at Henry Ford Hospital. “That sets the middle ear bones into motion and they talk to our inner ear, the cochlea. Through that, we hear sounds.” The second way people can hear is through bone conduction, which happens when sound waves travel through teeth and bone into the inner ear. “In bone conduction, we kind of bypass the outer ear, the floppy part of the outer ear,” Stach said. “We bypass the middle ear, and we stimulate the inner ear directly by vibrating the skull and hearing that vibration through the fluids of the inner ear.” Stach said bone conduction is why a dentist’s drill seems to sound so loud and why it is hard to hear while you chew hard candy. “Your teeth are great conductors of vibration,” Stach said. “Once you vibrate your skull, your ear is set up to hear those vibrations.” The SoundBite system consists of two small devices — one is placed in the mouth and the other is worn on the deaf ear. The device in the mouth looks like a retainer and fits over teeth. It contains a wireless receiver, a small vibrator and a rechargeable battery that lasts six to nine hours. The device worn on the deaf ear looks like a tiny hearing aid with a microphone that is placed in the ear canal. This device transmits information to the vibrator on the teeth, which changes the audio sounds into imperceptible vibrations. “The device translates acoustic information to vibratory information and delivers it to the teeth,” Stach said. “We have known about bone conduction hearing forever. Putting a hearing instrument in the mouth is a new idea. It’s very clever.” It has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with single-sided deafness. It is also approved for use by people with conductive hearing loss, which can be caused by chronic middle ear infections. “The quality of the sound is excellent,” Stach said. “The teeth are very good conductors. It sounds pretty darn good.” Amir Abolfathi, 47, of Petaluma, Calif., who founded the company that makes the SoundBite system, said that 1.5 million Americans could benefit from this technology. The product is available now in 35 centers across the United States, Abolfathi said, including

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Noah Daniel McKaskle, son of Stephanie Traver McKaskle, Lovelton, and Jason McKaskle, Jackson, Mo., is celebrating his 10th birthday today, July 3. Noah is a grandson of Leonard and Nancy Miller Traver, Lovelton, and Patsy McKaskle and the late Danny McKaskle, Marble Hill, Mo. He is a great-grandson of Marian Miller, Scotavale. Noah has a sister, Caroline Lee, 7.

Area Agency on Aging sponsors dinner dance The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne-Wyoming Counties recently sponsored it 45th Annual Senior Dinner Dance at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. More than 455 people, ages 50 to 103, attended the event. Highlights included a Dance with the Stars contest. Marion Samelski and Ed Roche were crowned King and Queen of the dance and received prizes donated by Penn Natural Gas. Viola Michels, 103, of the Pittston Senior Center, was an honored guest who enjoyed dancing the polka and the jitterbug. At the event, from left, first row: Thomas Kokinda; Viola Michels; and Connie Andrews, director, Pittston Center. Second row: Mary Dysleski, director, Luzerne County Office of Human Services; State Representative Eddie Day Pachinski; Trula Hollywood, executive director, Area Agency on Aging; Angel Mureu; and Pat Rogan, aide to Congressman Lou Barletta.

Wesley Village staff honored for years of service Staff members celebrating service anniversaries between five and 30 years at United Methodist Homes’ Wesley Village Campus were recently honored at a recognition luncheon. Calli Berg, board chair, and administrator John Lopatka gave addresses and department heads presented awards. Staff members are from the Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility unless otherwise noted. Honorees are: 30 years: Faye Kacsmar, Anderson Personal Care Facility, and Janet Sebastianelli. 25 years: Cheryl Lyback, Fran Monka and Robert Whitmire. 20 years: Diane Krushnowski; Suzie Mizzer, Anderson Personal Care Facility; Barbara Perlock; Diane Randazzo; Theresa Ridley; Jill Sherinsky, Brooks Estates; Steve Sherrick; Diane Stanislow; and Barbara Wrazien. 15 years: Jan Blandina, Marianne O’Reilly, Jack Orlando, Bunny Selner and Mary Wardell. 10 years: Karen Dwyer, Linda Evans, Heather France, Chris Francis, Cathy Haas, Kenny Klimek, Suzanne Lamoreaux, Dorothy Leptuck and Lori McAndrew. Five years: Ann Marie Alba; Rita Burginia; Rebecca Crisci, Anderson Personal Care Facility; Ian Dietrich; Brenda Narsavage, Anderson Personal Care Facility; Mike Shandra; Gail Thomas; and Lori Zielinski. Some of the participants at the luncheon, from left, first row, are Monka, Kacsmar and Lyback. Second row: Patt Vitale, director of nursing; Berg and Lopatka.

Charitable foundation grant funds pediatric services Crafters make placemats for Timber Ridge residents First Federal Charitable Foundation, Hazleton, awarded a grant to Allied Services Heinz Rehab in support of pediatric services in Luzerne County. The grant will fund tablet computers and ‘apps’ for the hospital’s speech and occupational therapy programs for children. At the check presentation, from left: Megan Kennedy, executive director, First Federal Charitable Foundation; Ann Pat Sullivan, assistant vice-president, Allied Services Integrated Health System/Heinz Rehab; and Anthony Cusatis, president, First Federal Charitable Foundation.

The craft group of the Wilkes-Barre Verizon Telecom Pioneers 7 recently presented 180 placemats made from greeting cards to the residents of Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre. Each resident received a placemat. The Telecom Pioneers is a nonprofit organization of retired and active members of Verizon Communications. With the placemats, from left: Rosemary Gawat, Dee Pavlick and Joan Latinski, Pioneer crafters; Nancy Karpovich, president, Wilkes-Barre Pioneers; Patrice Bagnall, activity director, Timber Ridge Health Care; and Ann Marie Kline, activity assistant, Timber Ridge Health Care.

Agency on Aging holds Falls Prevention Program Sports Medicine Conference held at Geisinger Wesley Village holds spring brunch Wesley Village Campus residents and staff recently welcomed more than 425 visitors to campus for the annual spring brunch. Attendees enjoyed fresh waffles, custom-made omelets, meat from carving stations, fancy pastries, desserts and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of the United Methodist Homes of Pennsylvania, which fulfills special requests of residents at Wesley Village and the Tunkhannock campus. Enjoying the brunch, from left, are Chris Simington and her mother, Eunice Banes, PartridgeTippett Nursing Facility resident.

NEWS FOR SENIORS EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will not meet during the month of July. They will resume meetings on Aug. 7. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to Mount Airy Casino on July 11. Pick ups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome on trips. For details contact Johanna at 655-2720. FALLS: The Falls Senior Center will serve its Independence Day lunch today. The center will be closed on Wednesday for the holiday.

There will be a presentation by Gina Haley from Compassionate Care Hospice on living wills, health care proxies and advance directives at 11:15 a.m. on July 11. Blueberry sundaes will be served for a dollar at 1 p.m. on July 13. MINERS MILLS: The Miners Mills Community Club will meet at 1 p.m. today at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox pavilion. Hostesses are Julia Artzus, Shirley Carter, Monica Chulvick and Gerry Cookus. There will also be a party today, hosted by Group 3, for the Fourth of July. PLYMOUTH: Senior Citizens

The Geisinger Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Program recently hosted its 4th Annual Sports Medicine Conference at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. The educational event was certified for continuing education credits for health care providers. Directed by Dr. David J. Kolessar, orthopedic faculty included Dr. Han Olsen, Dr. John Lynott, Dr. David Ross, Dr. Edward Gusick, Dr. Jason Zaremski and Dr. Loren Grossman and certified athletic trainers Justin Beaupre and Kelly Clark who served as program facilitators. This year’s lecture covered topics such as heat intolerance, nutritional supplements, sudden cardiac events and concussions. Some of the participants, from left: Beaupre, Clark and Kolessar.

Friendship Club of St. Mary’s will have its annual picnic from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Checkerboard Inn. Upcoming trips include July 19, Atlantic City, N.J. and Sept. 16-20, Wildwood, N.J. Call Ann at 779-3203 for more information. The 50-50 winners at the last meeting were Helen Skovira, Phyllis Stock and Peg Hogan. The next meeting is at 1 p.m. on July 16 at Holy Child School Building, Willow Street. Servers will be Romayne Brown, Ann and John Brunick, Rita Buzinski and Valeria Cackowski. New members are welcome. WILKES-BARRE: The next

meeting of the members of St. Robert E. Bellarmine Senior Club will be on Aug. 22 in the former St. Aloysius school cafeteria on Barney Street. Winner of the springer at a previous meeting was Barbara Elgonitis and 50-50 winners were Otto Eime and Jean Mahalchik. WILKES-BARRE: The Firwood Senior Citizen Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Firwood United Methodist Church, Old River Road and Dagobert Street. Refreshments will be served and a business meeting will be conducted by President Joe Kelly.

The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne-Wyoming Counties recently conducted the Pennsylvania Department on Aging’s Prime Time Health, Healthy Steps Falls Prevention program for persons older than 50. Through collaboration with local health care providers and experts, the courses were held at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre, and at the Hazleton Senior Center, Hazleton. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Theresa James, registered physical therapist, Geisinger South; Dr. Patricia Wright, University of Scranton; and Brenda Lispi, director, Senior Center Services and Prime Time Health, Area Agency on Aging. Second row: Rita Kapson, Personal Care Home Health Services, and Toni Mathis, assistant center director, Area Agency on Aging. Third row: Gerry Young, Personal Care Home Health; Beverly Meneeley, manager, Freeland Alternate Senior Center, Area Agency on Aging; and Angel Mathis, member, advisory council, Area Agency on Aging. Also participating was Mary Ann Ator, registered nurse, All Care Home Health, Hazleton.

Jim Ruck will have a sing-along using songs from the Great American Song Book. Future trips will be July 18, Woodloch Pines, Hawley; August 16, Middleton, a train and paddle boat ride, a safari and lunch at the Victorian Mansion; Sept. 8, the Dutch Apple Theatre, Lancaster, Fiddler On the Roof; Oct. 9, Allenberry Theatre, dinner and the comedy The 39 Steps. Reservations are being taken for the Branson Musical Holiday, Nov. 8-12, which includes nine shows. Non-members welcome on trips. Call Maureen at 824-6538 for information. WYOMING: The Wyoming,

West Wyoming seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at the St Monica’s meeting rooms with Frank Perfinski presiding. Servers are Mickey DeSalvo, Sam DeSalvo and Frank Perfinski. Birthday celebrants for June are Mary Matani, Angie Mastruzzo, Stanley Mulesky, Charlotte Piezala, Irene Zelinski, Betty O’Hara, Joe Shymanskki and Donna Pocceschi. Dinner will be served at noon for the annual picnic on July 19 at Daley Park Pavilion in West Wyoming. The wimpie luncheon is scheduled for the Aug. 7 meeting. New members and guests are welcome.


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DEAR ABBY ADVICE Seeing her letter gave me a spark of hope. I sought and found a program called Overeaters Anonymous and began attending meetings. I took a sponsor and am in recovery from the food addiction. I lost more than 300 pounds and have lived in a normalsized body for eight years. Thanks to that letter in your column, and your continuing support of the 12-step programs, I am living a life that I never imagined possible. No words can ever express the gratitude I feel for what you have done for me and many others. At our meetings, speakers often share that they


found recovery because of a letter to Dear Abby. Please keep the word going that there is hope for us, no matter how far down we are. — Janet in Orlando, Fla. Dear Janet: It’s gratifying to know you were helped because of something you read in my column. I hope your success will inspire others who suffer from compulsive overeating and are unaware that help is available. Overeaters Anonymous has more than 6,500 groups in more than 80 countries. There are no requirements for membership except a desire to stop eating compulsively. There is no shaming, no weighing and no embarrassment — only a fellowship of compassionate people who share a common problem.


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subjected to her “presentations.” We would never expect her — or anyone — to view all the pictures we take on our travels. How can we gently explain this to her? — Weary in the West Dear Weary: The next time your houseguest hauls out her photo album, try this: Tell her you’d love to hear about her trip, but you’d like her to show you only two or three of her “favorite” pictures from her most memorable destination. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)



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LOST KEYS: Blue snap ring of keys. Lost between E. Northampton St. in WB TWP & Walkers Plumbing on Rt. 309 Call 570-760-8115

Lost- Dark, gray cat. 1 year old, male, “Cookie” in Oak Hill section of Lehman Township. Please call 570-639-3219 or Cell 371-8607

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Lost/Stolen Purse, Liz Claiborne, black & gold, has passport inside, medicine, keys inside, possibly in Nanticoke area. Please call 570-735-5087 OR 570-902-5009

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JAMES AUTO SERVICE 570-82-JAMES (570-825-2637) 251 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre • State Inspections • Towing • Emission Insp. • Shocks • Brakes • Struts • Tune-Ups • Alignments • Oil Changes • Fleet Maintenance • Tires • Fuel Injection Tune-Ups


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10 Malibu LS .... $13,995 08 Escape 4x4.. $12,995 10 Focus SE........ $9,995 10 Grand Caravan $13,995 07 Spectra Ex ..... $9,495 10 Impala LT..... $13,995 • Full Notary Service • Tax & Title Transfers

CONTINENTAL CAR CARE Alignment Brakes Tires Engine Replacement Batteries Tuneups Transmissions Lubrication Exhausts Clutches

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BLUES BROTHERS USED AUTO SALES 2179 State Route 118 Sweet Valley, PA 18656 (570) 675-4329 • Notary Service on Premises by Appt.

WE SPECIALIZE IN 4x4s! Maransky’s Auto Repair & Body Shop

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The Lake-Lehman School District invites Bids for the ALTERATIONS FOR AN EARLY LEARNING CENTER, AT LEHMAN-JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL located at P.O. Box 38, Market Street, Lehman, Pennsylvania 18627.

The Owner will receive bids until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012, at the District Administration Office, P.O. Box 38, Lehman, Pennsylvania 18627-0038 Attention: Mr. James E. McGovern, Superintendent.

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Bids received after that time will not be accepted. All bids will be publicly Opened at that time. All bids shall be enclosed in envelopes (inner and outer) both of which shall be sealed and clearly labeled with the words “SEALED BID FOR ALTERATIONS FOR AN EARLY LEARNING CENTER, AT LEHMANJACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THE LAKE-LEHMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT ENCLOSED” name of bidder and date and time of bid opening, in order to guard against premature opening of the bid. Facsimile bids will not be Considered. Copies of the documents may be obtained at ABL Graphics, 124 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701; Telephone 570-825-7050, Contact: Becky Wasylyk. Documents may be obtained at cost. Partial sets of documents will be obtainable. All payments for sets of Bidding and Contract Documents shall be made directly to the printer, ABL Graphics. All bids shall remain firm for ninety (90) days following opening of bids. Each contractor and each sub-contractor shall be licensed in the community where the work will occur. The Contract will be written to retain 10% for each request for payment. When the Contract is 50% completed, one-half of the amount retained shall be returned to the Contractor. However, the Architect must approve the Applications for Payment. The Contractor must be making satisfactory progress and there must be no specific cause for greater withholding. The Owner-Contractor Agreement will be the Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, AIA Document AI 01, 2007 edition. The Owner requires that all Bids shall comply with the bidding requirements specified in the Instructions to Bidders. The Owner may at its discretion waive informalities in Bids, but is not obligated to do so, nor does it represent that it will do so. The Owner also reserves the right to reject any and all Bids. Under no circumstance will the Owner waive any informality which, by such waiver, would give one Bidder a substantial advantage or benefit not enjoyed by all other Bidders. Bonding companies for Performance and Payment Bonds must be listed in the U.S. Treasury Circular No. 570. A Bid Bond made payable to the Lake Lehman School District, in the amount of 10% of the Base Bid shall accompany the bid, executed by the Contractor and a surety company licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the bidder shall execute the proposed contract and shall furnish and pay for a Performance and Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price as security for the performance of the Contract and payment of all costs thereof upon execution of the Contract. If, after thirty days the bidder shall fail to execute said Contract and Bond, the Bid Bond shall be forfeited to the Owner as liquidated damages. The Bid Bond of all bidders except the three low bidders, will be returned within ten (10) days after the opening of the bid. The Bid Bond of the three low bidders will be returned within three days after the executed Contracts and required bonds have been approved by the Owner. The successful Bidder will be required to file a Stipulation Against Mechanic’s Liens prior to commencing work. The Bidding Documents and Forms of Proposal may be examined at the following site during regular business hours: 1. ABL Graphics, 126 South Main St., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701, telephone 570-825-7050, facsimile 570-8257055 2. Northeastern Pennsylvania Contractors Association, 1075 Oak St., Suite 3, Pittston, Pennsylvania 18640, telephone 570-6555905, facsimile 570-655-5960.



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LEGAL NOTICE DEADLINES Saturday 12:30 on Friday Sunday 4:00 pm on Friday Monday 4:30 pm on Friday Tuesday 4:00 pm on Monday Wednesday 4:00 pm on Tuesday Thursday 4:00 pm on Wednesday Friday 4:00 pm on Thursday Holidays call for deadlines You may email your notices to mpeznowski@ or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to The Times Leader 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 For additional information or questions regarding legal notices you may call Marti Peznowski at 570-970-7371 or 570-829-7130 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is Hereby Given, Pursuant to the Provisions of Fictitious Name Act,1982-295 (54 Pennslyvania C.S.A. Section 301,at seq.) That an Application for Registration of Fictitious Name was Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennslyvania on 5-11-2012. The Fictitious Name Under Which the Business will be Conducted is Deb’s Decor & More. The principle place of business is 227 Main Street, Benton,Pa 17814. The name and address of all parties interested in the business are: Deborah Haines 3 grassmere park road Benton, Pa. 17814.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Board of Directors of the Luzerne County Transportation Authority will conduct a monthly Board of Directors meeting for the month of July, 2012. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Administrative Offices of the Luzerne County Transportation Authority, 315 Northampton St.,, Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704. Stanley Strelish Executive Director LCTA LEGAL NOTICE LETTERS TESTAMENTARY have been granted to Karen Polett, of 47 Blueberry Lane, Darien, CT 06820 and Beth Ann Siglin, of 8 Cone Street, Wellsboro, PA, 16901, Co-Executrices of the Estate of Catherine Kreitzberger, late of 159 Old Turnpike Road, Drums, Pennsylvania, who died May 28, 2012. All persons indebted to said estate please make payment, and those having claims present the same to: ATTORNEY RICHARD I. BERNSTEIN GIULIANI & BERNSTEIN 101 W. Broad St. - Suite 301 Hazleton, PA 182016328 LEGAL NOTICE ESTATE OF KEVIN GEORGE NELSON, Deceased, (died April 14, 2012) late of 408 Susquehanna Avenue, West Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18643. Letters Testamentary having been granted, creditors shall make demand & debtors shall make payment to J. Frederick Rohrbeck, Esquire, Kreder Brooks Hailstone LLP, 220 Penn Avenue, Suite 200, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18503. J. Frederick Rohrbeck, Esquire KREDER BROOKS HAILSTONE LLP Attorneys for the Estate

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A financially secure married couple embraces the chance to adopt. We promise a wonderful life for your baby. A loving family and endless opportunities await. All Expenses paid. Patti/Dan. Toll Free 1-855-692-2291

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375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651

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

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SPECIAL NOTICE Laid off, retired, stay at home parents? WANTED: Men and women to serve on a focus group panel, July 26, 2012 in Wilkes-Barre. One day only 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $100.00 Please send name, address and phone # to Box 4090 c/o Times Leader Attn: Mary 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 < < < < < < < ADOPTION: A teacher wife and loving husband wish to adopt newborn. Will provide a safe home & a happy life Please call Adele & Andy 1-866-310-2666 < < < < < < < ADOPTION: Loving couple hopes to adopt a baby. We promise a lifetime of love & security for a newborn. Please call Lori and Mike at 1-888-499-4464


Child Care

DAYCARE In my Kingston

Health Care Services

RN Available For private duty. Per diem. References are available per request. Years of experience. 5+ years of psych and med surge. Please call 570-696-5182


Instruction & Training

Certified Personal Trainer seeking part-time position. position Also certified in older adult training, CPR and AED. contact

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MUSIC LESSONS Violin and Viola

Beginner to Advanced. Experienced teacher in Plymouth. Call Kelli 570-719-0148



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KIDS SAIL FREE With NCL Cruise Lines Select sailings to Bermuda, Canada, Bahamas and Hawaii Must book by July 7, 2012 Call today 288-8747


NIAGARA FALLS Sept. 5-7 Transportation, meals, lodging, tours, taxes, gratuities & more. Few seats left. Passport needed for Canada. ITALY Sept. 19-28. Includes air, tours, meals, hotels. too much to mention. 4 seats left. CAPE COD Oct. 15-19. Transportation, meals, lodging, tours, taxes, gratuities & more. Israel, The Holy Land, Oct. 2013 Call Theresa for information 570-654-2967

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Indians 6/27 White Sox 6/30 White Sox 7/1 Old Timers Day Angels 7/14 & 7/15


Pirates Giants Reds Nationals


6/28 7/22 8/22 8/25

Phillies 7/04 Dodgers 7/21 New York City Dinner Cruise 7/28, One Day 7/28-29, Overnight 9/11 Memorial 6/30, 7/18, 8/18 Finger Lakes Wine Tour 7/14 or 7/15 Overnight 8/4-8/5


Yankees Baseball Indians 6/27 $69 White Sox 6/29 $65* White Sox 6/30 $109, 200 Level Seating @ Cleveland 8/24th, 25th, 26th $349.00 Phillies Baseball Rays 6/24 $79 Giants 7/21 $89 Mets Baseball Cubs 7/7 $85 or $99 Dodgers 7/21 $85 NASCAR 9/30 @ Dover. Seats in Turn 1, $144, includes breakfast & post race buffet

COOKIE’S TRAVELERS 570-815-8330 570-558-6889

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Autos under $5000

BUICK `96 REGAL Runs good, asking $930 call 570-212-2003


3.1 liter V6, auto, A/C. Excellent condition, new tires. 66K. $2,795. 570-288-7249

FORD ’95 F150

4x4. 1 Owner. 91K. 4.8 engine, auto. Runs great. New paint, stake body with metal floor. 570-675-5046. Leave message, will return call. $4990.


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Sprint blue, black / brown leather int., navigation, 7 spd auto turbo, AWD 08 CHEVY AVEO red, auto, 4 cyl 07 BUICK LACROSSE CXL, black, V6 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 06 LINCOLN ZEPHYR grey, tan leather, sun roof 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER, mint green, V6, alloys 05 CHEVY IMPALA silver, alloys, V6 04 NISSAN MAXIMA LS silver, auto, sunroof 03 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GS blue sunroof 49,000 miles 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 02 CHEVY IMPALA LS green, tan leather, sunroof 02 FORD ESCORT SE red, auto, 4 cyl 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 00 BMW 323i silver auto 73 PORSCHE 914 green & black, 5 speed, 62k miles, $12,500


GRAND MARQUIS ‘99 GS Well maintained, Smooth riding, 4.6L, V8, RWD, Auto, Power windows, power locks, New Inspection, Serviced, Silver over blue. Good tires $3,750 Call 823-4008

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Jeep Cherokee ‘98 Sport. 4 door 6 cylinder, auto, 4WD. $2,350 Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER

PONTIAC `01 SUNFIRE Good condition,

cold air. Automatic, sun roof, new tires & brakes. $1,875 (570)299-0772

412 Autos for Sale

BMW ‘06 X5

All wheel drive, 61,000 miles, $20,595 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

CADILLAC `08 DTS Fully loaded, 14,000

miles, automatic, all power, leather interior, showroom condition. Silver. $25,000. Call Mike 570-779-4351

CADILLAC ‘00 DTS Tan, satellite

Showroom condition. Price reduced $34,900 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227



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

“NYC 9/11 Memorial” Sunday 7/15 or 7/29 $36.00 *Broadway Blast* Jersey Boys 7/25 $99 & 7/14 $139 “Bring it on” 7/29 $99.00 Phantom Of The Opera 7/15 $99.00 Mary Poppins 7/29 $139.00

ATV, 110 CC. Brand New Tomahawk Kids Quad. Only $695 takes it away! 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre

CADILLAC ‘11 STS 13,000 Miles, 406

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

08 DODGE NITRO SXT orange, auto, 4x4 08 FORD ESCAPE XLT SILVER, V6, 4X4 07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT Blue, grey leather, 7 passenger mini van 06 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE off road, 4x4, silver, V6 06 INFINITY QX56 Pearl white, tan leather, Naviga tion, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 JEEP COMMANDER white, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB, Black, V8, 4x4 truck 06 FORD EXPLORER XLT, black, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD blue, grey leather 4x4 06 CHEVY TRAILBLZAER LS, SILVER, 4X4 05 BUICK RENDEVOUS CXL 3rd seat AWD 05 DODGE DURANGO LTD Black, grey leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 05 JEEP LIBERTY RENEGADE Blue, 5 speed, V6, 4x4 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 04 FORD EXPLORER XLT white, 3rd seat 4 x4 04 NISSAN XTERRA XE blue, auto, 4x4 04 CHEVY TAHOE LT 4x4 Pewter, grey leather, 3rd seat 04 CHEVY AVALANCHE Z71, green, 4 door, 4x4 truck 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 DODGE DURANGO SXT grey, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 FORD EXPLORER XLT olive green, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 FORD EXPEDITION XLT, silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 02 FORD F150 SUPERCAB XLT silver, 4x4 truck 01 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB, white, V8, 4x4 truck 01 FORD F150 XLT white, super cab, 4x4 truck 01 FORD F150 XLT Blue/tan, 4 door, 4x4 truck 00 CHEVY 1500 SILVERADO X-CAB green, 4x4 truck 99 FORD EXPLORER SPORT 2 door black, 4x4 99 NISSAN PATHINDER gold, V6, 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK


Dual power sliding doors. 55,200 miles. 4 brand new tires. DVD system, Sirius satellite radio and MP3 Single Disc. Backup camera. Quad seating w/table. $14,400. 570-574-6799

DANNY’S CAR CENTER Route 309 570-829-0549 1997 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Full power. Sunroof. Extra clean. Around 80K miles. $3,000 2000 CHEVY CUBE VAN 10.5’ long. Single axle. Auto, V8, power steering. A -title. 1 owner. Nice condition. $5,000.



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


700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4x4, Bighorn 6 cyl. 14k, Factory Warranty. $20,899 ‘11 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4, 26k, Factory Warranty, 6 Cylinder $19,499 ‘11 E250 Cargo AT-AC cruise, 15k, factory warranty $18,499 ‘11 Nissan Rogue, AWD, 27 k factory warranty $18,099 ‘11 Chevy Impala 35k alloys, factory warranty $14,899 ‘10 Subaru Forester Prem. 4WD 30k Factory warranty, power sunroof. $18,499 ‘08 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Touring 6 cyl. 32k $12,799 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX 4x4 65k, a title. $12,799 ‘06 FORD FREESTAR 62k, Rear air A/C $7,999 ‘03 F250 XL Super Duty only 24k! AT-AC, $8,099 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,399 ‘11 Toyota Rav 4 4x4 AT only 8,000 miles, alloys, power sunroof. new condition. Factory warranty $22,199 ‘03 Mitsubishi XLS AWD, only 75k $7,699 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

6speed, collectors, this baby is 1 of only 750 GTS coupes built in 2002 and only 1 of 83 painted Race Yellow it still wears its original tires showing how it was babied. This car is spotless throughout and is ready for its new home. This vehicle is shown by appointment only. $39,999 or trade. 570-760-2365

LEXUS `00 RX 300

White with leather interior. All available options. 130K miles. Excellent Condition. $7,900 or best offer 570-563-5065


‘99 GMC Sierra Pickup 4x4, extended cab, bed cap, gray, 132,000 miles $4,795 ‘00 Ford Windstar Minivan 3rd row seat, rear A/C, gray, 132,000 miles $2,995 ‘98 VOLVO STATION WAGON Cross Country, AWD 144,000 miles $3,695 ‘00 FORD WINDSTAR LX 3rd seat, ice cold air, 132,000 miles $2,995 BUICK ‘91 ROADMASTER Station Wagon, white with woodgrain exterior, gold leather interior, 3rd seat. Runs great, high mileage. $1800 LINCOLN ‘02 TOWNCAR Signature series, Silver, grey leather interior, 99,000 miles, runs great $5295 CHEVY ‘05 AVEO Silver, 4 door, grey cloth interior, A/C, re-built transmission with warranty, 4 cyl. 79,000 miles $5200 Warranties Available


570-955-5792 MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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


Alloy wheels, heated seats, CD player, rear spoiler, 1 owner, auto, air, all power, great gas mileage, priced to be sold immediately! $6,995 or best offer. 570-614-8925


miles. New battery, excellent condition. Auto, single owner, runs great. Upgraded stereo system. 4 snow tires and rims & after market rims. Air, standard power features. Kelly Blue Book $7,800. Asking $6,800 570-466-5821





LEXUS `05 RX 330 All wheel drive,

Champagne tan, navigation, backup camera, lift gate, ivory leather with memory, auto, 3.3 liter V6, regular gas, garaged, brand new condition, all service records. 6 disc CD. Private seller with transferable 1 year warranty, 96K. REDUCED to $16,900. 570-563-5065

LINCOLN `02 TOWN CAR 1 owner, garage

kept, 44,000 miles, asking $7,500 570-675-1440


570-301-3602 MAZDA 3 ‘08

Extra clean. 5 speed. 41K miles $13,999

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


Exceptionally nice. 55K. $14,000 570-458-6192

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP 4 Cylinder Very Good Condition! NEW PRICE $2,500. 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

FORD `70 F350

Dual rear wheels, 360 V8, 4 speed, standard transmission, 10 foot cube box. New tires, runs good, 52,000 miles. $1,000 call 570-388-2464

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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


Silver, 4.6L, V8, Auto, power steering, power brakes, power windows & locks. 104k, New Inspection! Great Condition! Call 570-823-4008


Auto, 4 cylinder with power windows. Recently inspected / maintained. $2,150. 570-793-4700

PORSCHE `01 BOXSTER S 38,500 miles. Black

with beige interior. 6 speed transmission. Air & CD player. Excellent condition. $17,200. Call 570-868-0310

SUBARU ‘11 OUTBACK SW keyless, well equipped, AWD

Boats & Marinas


Heavy duty 14’ aluminum boat with trailer, great shape. $1,000. 570-822-8704 or cell 570-498-5327






415 Autos-Antique & Classic

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




All ready to ride, automatic transmission, disk brakes, rear luggage trunk, around 100 mpg, no motorcycle license required, only $1,595. Call 570-817-2952

BMW 2010 K1300S


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


stereo, MP3 multi disc, rear spoiler, moon roof, alloys, ground effects, 90,100 miles, Air. $8,300, negotiable. 570-760-0765 570-474-2182

TOYOTA ‘03 COROLLA LE 5 speed $4995


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

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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. $16,500 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

VOLVO `01 V70

Station wagon. Sunroof. ABS brakes. Radio, tape & CD. A/C. Heated leather seats. New alternator. Recently serviced and inspected. 2 extra tires. 161K miles. $4,600. 570-714-1296

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

$15,000 FIRM.

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HARLEY `05 DYNA LOWRIDER Black / gold, 2,000

miles, original owner, extra pipes & helmet. $13,500. 570-237-1103

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




Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


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

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


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


4x4, Absolutely Like new! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

DODGE `00 WINDOW VAN V8, 8 passenger, heavy duty towing package. Power windows. 126,700 miles, air. Blue book $2800 asking $2100. AS IS. 570-709-8107 or 570-4775025


Automatic, runs well, good body. 163,000 miles. $1,500 570-313-8085

442 RVs & Campers

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

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


Model 8526RLS Mountain Top,PA $18,500 570-760-6341


Type A gas, 460 V10 Ford. Excellent condition, 11,000 miles. I slide out, 2 awnings, 2 color flat screen TV’s. Generator, back up camera, 2 air conditioners, microwave/convection oven, side by side refrigerator with ice maker, washer/ dryer, queen size bed, automatic steps. $29,900. 570-288-4826 or 570-690-1464


30’, 10’ slide. Queen bed, air. 16’ canopy. Sleeps six. $7,500, OBO. Near Tunkhannock 570-239-6848


2,500 miles. 4 1/2 year extended/ transferable warranty on RV, tires & truck. 2 slide outs, 4 KW Onan generator, power awning, fiberglass roof. 5,000 lb. hitch, heated holding tanks, 2 house batteries, 3 flat screen TV’s, sleeps ten, color back up camera. REDUCED to $60,000 570-655-1903


DODGE ‘06 CARAVAN 1 owner, Bargain price! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

FORD `97 F150

3 door extended cab, 4x4 off road, 4.6 V8, 17” alloy wheels, 120,000 miles. Air, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, all power, 1 owner, good looking & runs great! $5,000 (570)829-4297

FORD `98 F150

Lariat. Has 130,000 miles, 4x4, automatic, leather interior, power windows, power seat, runs great! $4,000 OBO 570-693-3147

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

FORD ‘02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

Cylinder, 5 speed. Air. 2WD. $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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Front wheel drive, sunroof, 1 owner, like new. $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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


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


6 cylinder. 5 speed 4x4 $9,999


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

MAZDA ‘01 B3000

4x4, 5 speed, extra clean truck $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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


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



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FORD ‘04 RANGER Super Cab


am/fm/CD, 10,600 miles, asking $14,000 Call 570-696-1641 evenings after 5pm or on weekends.


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FORD 04 F150

4x2. Nice Truck! $11,999

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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

CHEVROLET `10 COLORADO 2wd, 4 cyl, A/C,

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


Stake Body Truck 55,000 Original miles - garage kept, only 2 owners, hydraulic lift gate, new tires, battery and brakes. Excellent condition. No rust. Must see. $6500 or best offer Call 570-687-6177

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

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

COLEMAN ‘02 POP UP Like new. Stove,

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD ‘73 F350


Golden Anniversary. Silver/Black. New Tires. Extras. Excellent Condition. 19,000 miles $10,000. 570-639-2539





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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

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTERS Growing company

looking for experienced carpenters. Local work available. Must have valid drivers license. Apply in person at 197 Courtdale Ave. Courtdale, PA 18704

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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.


Education/ Training


Early Childhood Education a plus. To inquire call Scott at 570-655-1012. TUNKHANNOCK AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT


Full Time contracted position available beginning with the 2012-13 school year.


position available beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Send letter of interest to Mr. Michael Healey, Superintendent, 41 Philadelphia Avenue, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. All clearances (Act 34, 114 and 151 must be obtained for employment.) EOE, Deadline for applications: 07/16/2012.

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Education/ Training


SUPERINTENDENT To fill the vacancy of the Retiring Superintendent

Appointment on/ about Fall 2012. Enrollment approximately 3,300; Grades K-12. 42 million budget. Seeking dynamic individual with integrity, visionary leadership & strong administrative skills to serve as Superintendent. Must possess experience in school finance, budgeting and cost effective strategies. Demonstrate high standards of ethics with ability to administer school code, policies & administration procedures. Excellent verbal & written communication & leadership skills; history of improving & maintaining high academic performance; exp. with development & implementation of curriculum; knowledge of technological best practices; and success in community engagement/involve ment. Salary negotiable & competitive. Requirements PA Letter of Eligibility; transcripts, current Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances (within one year), and three reference letters to: DEBORAH A. RACHILLA-- BOARD SECRETARY PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 STOUT STREET PITTSTON, PA 18640 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012 @ NOON

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527 Food Services/ Hospitality


Pizza maker, pre-pare salads, hoagies, etc. Full or part time. Weekends a must. Apply Within ANTONIOS 501 Main Street White Haven Shopping Center


Full or Part Time Apply in person



Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Aggregate Technician for busy N.E. PA Sand & Gravel Quarry. Experience performing all aggregate certification tests required. Competitive salary and health benefits. Please fax resume to: 570-643-0903


Motivated. Experience preferred, recent grads considered. Competitive salary and benefits. Rymer Automotive Specialists Call 570-823-3284 RYMER02@VERIZON.NET


“Invisible Fence” technology keeps dogs safer. Training is provided to operate ditch witch and install underground wire and components. Full time physical job. Must have good math skills, clean driving record and be courteous. Must pass physical & drug test. Fill out application in person Invisible Fence of NEPA 132 No. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop No phone calls


soil erosion control experience helpful. Valid drivers license a must. Top wages paid. Unlimited overtime. Apply in person. 8am-4pm. Monday-Friday 1204 Main Street Swoyersville Varsity Inc. No Calls Please E.O.E.

Multiskilled Craftsman that can do all

trades. Door and window repair, light plumbing and electrical, tile, flooring, light masonry, gutter cleaning, painting, etc. Background check, reliable transportation and own tools required. Please send resume and references to: wilkes-barrescranton.csr@handy

Logistics/ Transportation


Mechanics/ FORKLIFT MECHANIC Tow Operators

Action Lift, Inc., located in Pittston, PA, is the exclusive dealership for Crown and TCM forklifts for NEPA. We are seeking a full time forklift mechanic to troubleshoot, repair, and diagnose Crown and other makes of lift trucks. Good written & verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license & the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. The ideal candidate should have previous forklift mechanical experience but will consider automotive, electrical or diesel technical school graduate. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation & much more. For an interview please call Mike Phelan 570-655-2100 x115


Learn the communications industry. Guyette is hiring a motivated entry level individual with a wiring or technology background. Vo-tech/trade education preferred. Must be proficient using hand tools, laptops, and reading wiring diagrams. Physically intensive position. Full time 8am-4:30pm. Must have clean driving record. Contact Harvis for application: 570-542-5330 or email to gcijobs.


Industry leader in electronic security/ fire systems has immediate opening for service/installation tech. Basic alarm installation experience required EOE, health, eye, dental, 401K. Fax resumes to 288-8633 or email to jodiew@ Hillman Security Luzerne, PA


Janitorial/ Cleaning

CLEANING PERSON Part time cleaning

person. Experience & references required. (347) 693-4156




Position open immediately

Janitor/ Light Maintenance Technician For a leading prop-

erty management company. Please call 570-287-9998 for an application or fax resume to 570-288-5520


Logistics/ Transportation

CDL TRUCK DRIVERS With Vac Truck experience and good driving record. Must be reliable with a friendly attitude. Call MondayFriday 10am-3pm. 570-477-5818



Route Starts and Ends in the WilkesBarre/Scranton Area Full Time/Competitive Hourly Rate and Benefits. CDL A Required. Apply online: www. or Call 717-273-2658 DRIVERS


Best pay. Will train if necessary. Pace Transportation 570-883-9797


Please visit our office at: 777 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre Call 823-3333 for more info. to pick up an application today.


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Expanding Second generation, family owned & operated business seeking:

• Diesel Mechanic/ Road Techs • HeavyTow Operators • Roll Back Drivers

CDL and Towing experience a plus. Pay based on experience. Benefit package available. Fax or Email resume: 970-0858 atowmanparts@ Call: 823-2100 Ask for: Dave or Frank


Marketing/ Product

548 Medical/Health

HOME CARE RN Previous experience

required. Full and part time positions available. Great pay! Call Jessica at 451-3050 for immediate interview.


Start @ $10.25/hour Home care experience or nursing training required. Parkinson’s patient with Trach. In Dallas. 35 daytime hours/week, schedule negotiable. Reply by email: homeaide18612@

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER for elderly woman.

3 days. Previous experience. Background check, & references required. Email resume/response to:

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Crystal Vision Center is hiring full time and part time opticians for new offices in Mountaintop and Dallas. ABO certification a plus. Must be personable and provide excellent service. Fax resume to: 570-961-0744


2 LOCATIONS OCATIONS HIRING ! For an outpatient program. Full time with benefits & competitive salary. Master’s or Bachelor’s degree required with preference given to those with experience. Mt Pocono location: email Nicole Vives nvives@mtpocono Ashley location: email Loren Cubero lcubero@miners


Production/ Operations


Looking for experienced welders, overhead crane operators, blueprint reading, machine operators & steel stud wall framers. Steady work. Excellent opportunity. Health insurance, vacation, holidays and 401K. Wages based on skill level. Apply at: Luzerne Iron Works 300 Sly Street Luzerne, PA 18709


Sales/Retail/ Business Development


Master Garment Cleaners 570-287-6118

Outside Sales Representative Eastern PA. Base

Full/Part time. Saturday - Wednesday. 3pm-11pm. $9/hour.

salary and commission plus benefits. Place bins for recycling of textiles. Must have proven experience with cold calling and sales to businesses. Send cover letter and application to p.jorgensen@

TRIAXLE DRIVER Class B CDL, Part time/Full time. Some experience required. 991-3733

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Transportation Coordinator

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Major regional snack food distributor is looking for an aggressive responsible person for a route sales position. We offer a paid training program, excellent income potential & benefits package. Email replies to: routesales9494@



$15 base pay HS Grads Welcome No Experience Necessary Call Now! 570-647-2902

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

Business Opportunities


BE YOUR OWN BOSS Work Full or Part time Accounts available NOW throughout Luzerne & Lackawanna, Counties We guarantee $5, $200,000 in annual billing. Investment Required We’re ready –Are you? For more info call

570-824-5774 NEPA FLORAL & GIFT SHOP Including delivery van, coolers, all inventory, displays, computer system, customer list, website and much more. Turn key operation in prime retail location. Serious inquiries please call 570-592-3327



STOVE Samsung 4 Burner Gas Stove, black & silver $150. Whirlpool large capacity top load washer $150. Whirlpool 25.2cf side by side refrigerator $200. ice maker does not work, mod# ed25rf All appliances are in good working order, may need cleaning, customer pick up only. 570-313-1630.


Baby Items

BABY SWING Graco cove seat, music $35. 570-740-1392


Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUE old fashioned coal stove, white Dickson with warming closet, can be used for heating house, cooking meals or just for conversation $550. 570-735-2081 POLORID CAMERA Collectors 1960 Kodak $40. 570-740-1392

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Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162 REFRIGERATOR bottom, top freezer G.E. purchased 4 months ago $275. 570-430-2311 STOVE GE Profile 5 burner electric top stove. $275. 570-504-7468 WASHER GE front load, GE electric dryer, 3 years old, paid $1400 for both selling both for $600. Still have receipt. 709-8905

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GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS Antique sideboard $250. Antique chair $30. Antique settee $125. Antique rocker $125. Sony Trinitron TV $45. RCA color TV $30. Zenith VCR $20. Boxes of vhs tapes $1. each. Blenko glass collection $150. Box of dvds $3. each. 7880866 GRANDFATHER CLOCK antique, dark walnut runs perfect. $350. 570-740-7446


412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

Bridal Items

WEDDING GOWN WITH SLIP, VEIL, $265. OBO. 570-655-1414


Building Materials

DOOR 36”x80” solid wood, 6panel exterior/interior, natural oak finish, right or left with hardware $200. Handmade solid wrought iron mail box stand with fancy scroll $100. 570-735-8730 570-332-8094 LIGHT FIXTURES: Beautiful hanging fixtures, exclusive porcelain flowered decoration with 24k gold. Price for $2. $200. 868-6095 MORTAR thin set mortar for tile 3/4 of a 50lb. bag free. 570-779 4282 PORCH COLUMNS four 8’ wooden porch columns 5”x5”. good condition. $20. 570-542-3215

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197 West End Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706



2002 VOLVO C70HT

Gorgeous White, Leather, Navi, 52K Miles, Showroom Condition

One Owner, Low Mileage, Gorgeous






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ISLAND maple & light oak 48x36x36, 4 drawers, 2 small drawers, custom made $100. 570-829-2082 KITCHEN TABLE 6 chairs, hutch $400. Sleeper sofa $300 2 10,000 btu air conditioners $75 each all in excellent condition. 825-2888

WOODLAWN CEMETERY on Woodlawn Drive, Dallas, PA 18612 Four plots available for $500 total. 570-888-0425

SHELVES 5 glass shelves in wood casing, $60. 2 glass /wood end tables, $50. Glass/wood coffee table $40. 570-885-4900

Computer Equipment & Software

Furniture & Accessories

AIR MATTRESS new, full size, with pump $45. Mattress topper very thick, with gel, full size $75. Futon white oak, Stickley Style heavy duty cushion $300. 570-823-2709 BED antique bed, dresser, chest $150. Antique table, 4 caned chairs, buffet $200. Cherry corner cabinet $300. Love seat, floral - $75. Sofa, chair with ottoman $250. 2 floor lamps $35 for both 570-690-2408 BEDROOM SET Stanley, youth light /medium oak. twin size, head & footboards, night stand, dresser, bookshelf, very good condition. $325. Stanley youth twin bed, white, frame, head & footboards, white youth desk, good condition. $100. Glider rocker, light oak, good condition. $75 Chaise lounge, sage green, microsuede, good condition. $100. 814-8735. COFFEE TABLE oak wood coffee table and 2 end tables. Blue Lazy Boy chair, $20. great condition. Queen Anne chair $25. Brand new Silver bangle bracelet, with tags on $20. obo. 3 white leather & mahogany office chairs $35. 4 mauve & mahogany office chairs $40. 2 solid oak bunk beds complete. $475. 570-902-9282 CURIO CABINET wood trim with mirror back & electric clock 72”Hx19” wx11”deep. $75. after 3pm 822-8686 DINING TABLES (3) two with extensions $20. 1 dark wood round table $20. Antique dressing table with mirror $35. 2 end tables $10. Entertainment center still in box $15. 570-825-3888 FILING CABINETS 2 metal multi-drawer $25. each. Thomasville chest of drawers $75. Call Tom 570-675-5730 FUTON wood frame, 2 covers brown & blue, new condition $150. 823-4070

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SOFA wicker with removable cushion covers, heavy duty approximate 7’l. $150. OBO. Artificial fireplace with all accessories brick design $150. OBO. 570-696-9033 TABLE LAMP Oriental Chinese woman 1960’s ceramic, pink -white-gold. $35. Collector spoons 17 different, must take all $35. 696-1927

MONITOR 22” Lenovo Thinkvision flat panel, like new $125.570-313-1630


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SOFA beautiful camel back sofa, excellent condition, recovered in rose stripe pattern $35. 570-287-2216


PRINTER New Dell color printer model #720 carton never opened $40. 570-675-1277.

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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

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40 St. Clair Street Fri., July 6, 8-4 Household items, wicker rocker, Wii Rock Band. Something for Everyone!

Mattress A Queen Size Pillow Top Set Still in Plastic Can Deliver $150 570-280-9628

SECTIONAL 2 piece, beige, removable cushions 4300. Handcrafted oak kitchen table, built in leaf, pedestal, antique white base, 2 farmstyle chairs, 5 years old seats 6 $125. 570-430-2311



Twin sets: $139 Full sets: $159 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898


GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS Oreck XL vacuum bags $5. NOAT shoes, new $3. Copper jello molds $1. each. 3M gel writs rest $1. Hardcover books $1. each. Ronan pruner plus new $2. Ronan multi cut $2. Star wars keepsake ornament $5. Mini upright vacuum $5. 570-287-2299

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

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PORCH PILLARS (2) aluminum 7.5’ tall, 8” diameter $20. each. 823-7594

DESIGNER WOMEN’S CLOTHING: 20 Suites @ $20 each, 30 Dresses @ $15 each, 15 Skirts at $10 each. Call 570-690-9067

AIR CONDITIONER large, portable used 1 time, paid $350. selling for $200. 570-696-9033

* 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 & Accessories

TABLE, Magazine, maple with marble top 21” x 6’ $300. 570-735-8730/ 570-332-8094

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Air Conditioners



HIGH CHAIR Evenflo Expressions $10. Graco pack ‘n play beige/light green $15. 570-674-5138



Furniture & Accessories

GARBAGE DISPOSAL new Kenmore $20. 2 pair yellow antique satin JC Penney lined drapes 48 x 84l like new $8 pair. 570-675-1277.

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FREE INSPECTION & OIL CHANGE FOR A YEAR** 2003 Ford Taurus SE Nice, Clean, Low Mileage



1999 Ford Escort

2 Door Coupe



2002 Ford Escape

Runs Great



2002 Hyundai Elantra


Clean Car


Only 59K, Runs Great, Gas Saver





Auto Parts


Auto Parts

Nice, Gas Saver

2000 Dodge Stratus


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2000 GMC Jimmy

1998 Ford Contour

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TV/entertainment stand, all black in very good condition, 36”lx18”dx24”h, shelves adjust, $30. 570-814-9845




1999 Ford Windstar


Nice Van for a Budget



*All Prices Plus Tax & Tags. **See dealer for details.


CALL STEVE MORENKO 2010 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming





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412 Autos for Sale

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746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

758 Miscellaneous


113 Noyes Avenue MERCHANDISE SALE Moving from PA to Arizona. Whirlpool side by side black refrigerator/freezer, also an icemaker & water dispenser. Paid $850, asking $650 OBO, 25 cubic feet. Have original receipt and is 10 months old. Whirlpool white washer and dryer, (Eabrio) brand, both are digital and large capacity, paid $1250, asking $1000 OBO original receipt and is 10 months old. (Will separate them.) Fridigaire under the counter black dishwasher, paid $325.00, original receipt, asking $200.00 OBO. 10 piece dining room set, EFO furniture. Includes table, extra leaf, 4 chairs, 2 captain chairs, top and bottom matching hutch. 2 years old, original receipt, paid $2500, asking $1800 OBO. More EFO furniture, 8 piece king size bedroom set, includes bedframe, top and bottom headboard, 2 nightstands, dresser with matching mirror & extra dresser chests. Paid $2700, 2 years old, original receipt, asking $2000 OBO. King sized mattress and boxspring, Prostere Premier. Paid $825, 2 years old, asking $475 OBO. 9 foot Christmas tree, lights already attached, 2 years old, paid $325, original receipts, asking $200 OBO. 3 piece maroon sectional sofa (EFO) 4 reclining chairs, 1 part has cupholder, sectional is 2 years old, original receipt, paid $2300, asking $1500 OBO, Glens Summit water cooler, holds 5 gallons of water, paid $80.00, original receipt, 2 years old, $50.00 OBO. Air compresser, 60 gallon upright Cobalt paid $500, 5 years old, asking $250 OBO. Brown Lazy Boy recliner, 5 years old, paid $650.00, asking $250 OBO. 3 Hampton Bay ceiling fans, 1 is 21”, other 2 are 19”, 2 years old, paid $75 for each, original receipt, each fan holds 3 lights. asking $40 OBO. 2 white jewelry armoires, each one has 7 drawers, 2 pull out sides that hangs necklaces. 2 years old, paid $325.00 original receipt, $75 each OBO. Husband is licensed mechanic, there will be tons of tolls & auto parts. YARD SALE TO FOLLOW, see this weekends yard sale listing!. Or call 570-587-5335 for all details!

748 Good Things To Eat


Closed Sundays Sickler Blueberry Farm - Vernon 570-333-5286 570-333-4944 NO PETS IN THE FIELD!!

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

752 Landscaping & Gardening CUB CADET lawn vacuum with chipper 6.5HP, excellent condition $350. 570-823-8264 or 570-793-4130 LAWN MOWER electric Black & Decker, mulching rear bag, $200. new, used 4/5 times $95. 570-696-1030 LAWN MOWER M.T.D. yard machines 3.5 h.p. 20” cutting deck $40. 570-855-3113


Medical Equipment

ACORN STAIR LIFT 570-262-7959 JAZZY TSS300 Power chair Pride Mobility, ike new condition, very clean & runs great! Used a few times. Retails for $6945; has manual, all original purchase Asking $1800. OBO. 570-706-6533/ 702397857 MEDICAL BED electric complete, guard rails $180. 283-1911

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


570-574-1275 BAKING PANS Miracle lot of 4 non stick baking pans 1 each. 9” pie pan, 2 each 9” baking pans & 1 9” square baking pan all for $10. 570-735 6638 BATHROOM STAND with 2 shelves & 1 drawer @ bottom of stand $20. Call 570-474-1648

Job Seekers are looking here! Where's your ad? 570-829-7130 and ask for an employment specialist BED queen tubular steel $175. Vintage vases 15 for $75. Wedding white bows $4. each. Elastic 4 rolls 1/4” $20. Vintage mink hats 9 for $150. Baskets large 7 for $20. 570-654-4440 CANES made from slippery maple trees, all handles different, many shapes & heights, only 16 left $5. each. Over 200 Christmas & household items includes trees, lights, ornaments, figurines, vases, flowers, knickknacks, luggage, exercise machine & more for $60. Electric sewing machine $5. 570-735-2081 CARGO CARRIER Sears Sport 20 Xwith lock. Great for extra luggage on trips. Asking $89. 570-829-4776 EXERCISE BALL/ PUMP new 26” $10. 7” Normon Rockwell plates $45. 2 Normon Rockwell collectible figurines $40. each. Crystal fruit bowl $20. New Homedics Shiatsu foot massager $25. 3 piece cloth luggage set $20. 570-675-0062 FANS 4 box fans 20:x20: $3. each. Treadmill $20. 2 old antique irons $8, each. 1 basket artificial flowers free. 2 vases artificial flowers free, 2 wood crutches free. 10 puzzles %$.50 each. 30 assorted wheel wagon, stroller, lawnmower .50 each. 3- galvanized clamps .10 each. 1 metal ironing board $4. 2 lamps no shades $3. each. 30 old bottles .50 each. 30 old beer & soda cans .25 each. 570-823-6986


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. GARAGE SALE LEFTOVER ITEMS High Chair, Eddie Bauer, $35. High Chair, wooden, $35, Wet Suit, Women’s 6/8, $30, Tub, Primo Baby, $10; Baseballs, unsigned game, $10 each. Baseballs, signed game, $20 each. Tennis Racket, Prince, $15; Dance shoes, Women’s, 8.5, $25, Dance shoes, mens, 9.5 $25, Mens wet suit, XL, $25. 646-831-5239 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS Steel entry door new $50. Anderson casement window 2’x4’ $30. Three 18” color TVs, good reception $25. each. Binoculars 7x50 Tasco $50. 570-287-4723 GRILL table top gas grill $10. 740-1392






Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602


758 Miscellaneous LEFTOVER GARAGE SALE ITEMS STOVE, GE self cleaning, electric, $100 obo, Highchair, Eddie Bauer, $25, Pack n Play, new, Safety First, $40, Jack (new) Hi-Lift, $40. 570-829-1654



(Former Walmart Building) Oak St., Pittston


AIR CONDITIONED Huge, Huge Inventory

• FOOD ITEMS Huge Selection 1/2 Price! Gatorade

• diapers BABY ITEMS by the case



Food Court


NAME BRAND LIQUIDATIONS COMPRESSOR Craftsman, 80 gallon. Retails $1200. Our price $600. PATIO SET 7 piece La-Z-Boy. Retails $1400. Our price $700. REFRIGERATOR Brand New Kenmore 2.4 cu ft compact refrigerator. Sells for $140. new, our price $70! MICROWAVE Brand New Kenmore 1.5 cu ft microwave oven. Sells new for $150. our price $75! PATIO SET Wrought iron, table, 4 chairs. Sells for $400. Our price $200. GENERATOR Brand New 7,000 watt Briggs & Strattion. Sells for $900. our price $450. TILLER CULTIVATOR Brand New Craftsman electric mini tiller/cultivator. Sells for $250. new, our price $125! TOOLBOXES Brand New Craftsman Toolboxes. 3 bottoms, 3 tops sell new for $160-$320, our price $80-$160! AIR CONDITIONER Soleus portable, 10,000 BTU. Sells for $426. Our price $213. GRILL gas brand new Kenmore 4 burner 50,000 btu sells new for $500. asking $250!

Find us at Merchants Village in Pittston call 570-592-3426 RADIO FLYER Liberty spring horse with sound $100. Pierre Cardin luggage $35. GE microwave $50, Small dog crate $15. Entertainment Center $35, Technics receiver, Dolby surround theater sound, $75. 570-288-8689 SEWING MACHINE, Singer. Heavy duty on formica table $100. 570-740-7446 SNOW SHOVEL Toro 12” electric $40. 570-829-1611 TRAMPOLINE: new pad as of 2011 good shape. $60. obo. 570-313-9185 Trees, potted dwarf, red maple $5.00 and up. 655-4815 VACUUM CLEANER Dyson DC07 Cyclone Upright, yellow, preowned, great condition. $99. 570-406-6525 VACUUM Shark, 12 amp very good condition $20. 570-287-0023 WALL MOUNT, for TV or computer, $25, Vacuum, Hoover, $45, End table, Mahogany 2 tier, $35, Mirror, round beveled glass, $40. Toy / Blanket Chest, small, $12, Pet Crate, medium, $30. 570-655-1217


Musical Instruments

PIANO Kimball console, great condition $550. 709-6664


Personal Electronics

PHONE Blackberry Torch smart phone with charger, $40, 594-4992. iPhone 3G, 2 available. $40 each. 594-4992.


Pools & Spas

KREEPY KRAULY automatic pool cleaner for sale for $200. Unit is complete with 40’ of hose & used only 3 times.570-735-5381 POOL EQUIPMENT gas heater $350. Pump & filter $250. Steps $75. Railings $100., Diving board $125. 570-288-5571 POOL SUPPLIES: A/C filter cartridges for pool. Fits all pump models using Size 8" by 4.25 filters, twin pack never opened. Walmart sells for $9. I will sell for $4.50. Wyoming, 693-1072

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise






VACUUM swimming pool vacuum hose 38’ long, telescoping handle vacuum head $5. 262-9273

GOLF BALLS major brands, excellent condition $3. a dozen. 735-5290


TREADMILL, electric. $125. 570-655-0219


Televisions/ Accessories

TV 27” Sony excellent condition $40. 570-474-1648 TV Curtis 19” digital with DVD. Can also be used as computer monitor. $100. 570-313-1630

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CHAIN SAW John Deere 16” with case, used 1 time. $125. LAWN MOWER Bolen 4.5 HP 22” cut runs & cuts great $55. 570-457-7854 LAWNMOWER Rider, Honda 11hp 30” cut, runs great. $300.570-878-2849 SAW 10” compound miter saw and table, excellent condition $90. 570-868-6095


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800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Beautiful pure white male Angora cat, indoor/outdoor, not good with other cats. Free to a good home. Please call 570-574-8301

CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped


824-4172, 9-9 only KITTENS free to good home, 1 orange male, 1 black female. Both 9 weeks old. 570-899-7470

SKILL CIRCULAR SAW 7 1/2” $25. 570-735-8730/ 332-8094




Male & Female. Vet Checked, 1st shots. $450. Family raised. 570-829-1735


Males. 9 weeks old. $550 570-250-9690


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Poms, Husky, Labs, Yorkies, Puggles, Chihuahuas, Pugs Dachshund, Goldens, Shepherds, Dobermans, Shih-Tzus 570-453-6900 570-389-7877

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WHEELBARROW Big, 8 cu. ft. 2 wheels $50. Receprocating saw Craftsman with extra blades $40. 570-740-7446

786 Toys & Games AIR HOCKEY TABLE, $50. good condition. 570-902-9282 LITTLE TIKES Spray & Rescue fire truck ages 1/12-5 $25. 570-696-0187


Video Game Systems/Games

GAMES; 10 Playstation 2, 1 new, rest used. All play. $25. Saitek ST50 joystick & Saitek dual analog controller, used, work fine. Paid $40. both, will take $20. 3 Nintendo WII games used, work well $12. Scott noon -6:30. 331-2176. LEAPSTER 2 1green & 1 pink $30. each. Various games $5. Systems & games hardly used. 570-709-3011

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise


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


Pay Cash for baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. 570-212-0398

127 DONATO DRIVE Large mobile home, excellent condition on double lot, located in Ashley Park. Carport, above ground pool with deck, 2 sheds, fenced in yard, modern kitchen, dining room, family room with wood burning fireplace, 2 bedrooms, master bedroom has whirlpool tub, laundry room with appliances, foyer, large en-closed heated porch. New hardwood floors thruout, vinyl siding, central air, skylights, private driveway, appliances. REDUCED TO $28,500 Listed exclusively by Capitol Real Estate Shown by appointment Qualified buyers only! Call John Today 570-823-4290 570-735-1810


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Remodeled 2 or 3 bedroom home. Large yard. Nice porch. Low traffic. Not in flood area. Asking $79,900. Deremer Realty 570-477-1149 ASHLEY

This charming 3 bedroom has a modern eat in oak kitchen, hardwood floors in Living room & Dining Room, Modern bath, enclosed rear porch overlooking a deep yard, with parking. MLS 12-2305 Priced to Sell, $55,000 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769


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Meadow Run Road ExcLusive privacy with this 61 acre 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. Elegant formal living room, large airy family room and dining room. 322 sq. ft 3 season room opening to large deck with hot tub. Modern eat in kitchen with island, gas fireplace, living room, and wood burning stove basement. Oversize 2 car garage. This stunning property boasts a relaxing pond and walking trail. Sit back and enjoy the view! MLS 12-2085 $438,000 Sandy Rovinski EXT 25 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Great Dallas Location. Close to town & library. 4 bedroom ranch with lower level family room, replacement windows, 16x32 deck, garage, 100 x 150 lot. 12-1528 $180,000 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

ICCF Registered & ready to go! Parents on premises. Blue.Vet Checked 570-617-4880


SCAFFOLD. Rolling, folding, aluminum . 8’ High 6’ long, 2’ wide. Excellent condition. $300 570-735-5290

WEEDEATER/BLOW ER Craftsman, electric, great working condition. Firm price $50. 570-855-5803

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AIR COMPRESSOR, $80, 4 boxes electrical supplies, $35, 1 box plumbing supplies, $9, Tool box, standing, $50, Drill, roto zip, $45, Saw, scroll, $45 570-696-9005


Silky Terrier Puppies, AKC registered 9 weeks old, 1st shots and wormed, All set to go! Asking $500 each. Call 570-333-1015

776 Sporting Goods

with an electric scoreboard. 21’ long. Excellent condition. Asking $2450. 570-675-5046


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Very nice 2 story with many updates is in ''move-in'' condition with new heating system, central air, newer roof, yard & 1 car detached garage. Directions: Main St., Nanticoke to Market, 3 stop signs to left on E. Union, home on left MLS# 12-2048 $70,000 Call Lynda (570) 696-5418



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Education/ Training


For details visit the Employment page of the district web site. Application packets must be received by deadline dates.

• Part Time – Speech Language Pathologist – DEADLINE: 7/3/12 • Full Time Technology Education Teacher – DEADLINE: 7/9/12 533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Due to continuous growth and customer demand, Valmont-Newmark is actively hiring

WELDER & WELDER FITTERS Valmont-Newmark is an international manufacturing company with employment opportunities around the world. Our company designs, manufactures and sells lighting, utility, and communication poles, towers and structures and fabricated industrial products. Facilities located in Hazleton and West Hazleton, PA. Excellent benefit package. For more details, go to our website: E.O.E. Applications are being accepted in person @ Valmont Industrial Park 225 Kiwanis Blvd., West Hazleton, PA 18202


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


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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BEAR CREEK 10+ ACRES For sale by owner.

owner is retiring, With 2 homes. Good for primary home, vacation or investment. (3 separate parcels) bordering state game lands . $240,000 email: csmith7433@ 570-472-3152

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Haddonfield Hills Corner Lot 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath split level. Hardwood floors. Gas heat. 2 car garage. 12-1942 $204,900 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

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Attractive 7 year old 2-story with eat-inkitchen, oak cabinets, granite countertops, island & tile floor. Master bedroom with solid cherry hardwood floor, walk-in closet & master bath. Dual fireplace. Gas heat/ central air. Three car garage. Home Protection Plan. $279,900 Sandra Gorman 570-696-5408

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248 Overbrook Rd. Lovely 4 bedroom cape cod situated in a private setting on a large lot. Vaulted ceiling in dining room, large walk in closet in 1 bedroom on 2nd floor. Some replacement windows. Call Today! MLS 11-2733 $99,900 Jay A. Crossin Extension 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

Part Time Sales Merchandiser Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, a Dean Foods company, seeks an enthusiastic individual to call on major retail accounts in the Sunbury/Lewisburg/Williamsport area. Responsibilities include customer development, selling and merchandising functions and communicating with appropriate level employees on sales program execution, inventory management and customer service. • 1 to 3 years merchandising or sales experience preferred • Bachelor’s degree preferred • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite • Excellent verbal/written communication • Skill in organization, prioritization, time management skills and attention to detail • Strong team player able to work across multiple functions and disciplines • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs

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MACHINIST INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN MAINTENANCE MECHANIC MAINTENANCE TRAINEE Fabri-Kal Corporation, a major thermoforming plastics company has immediate full-time benefited openings. Machinist: Traditional machine shop methods & equipment, repair/modification of tooling & production components, fabrication of parts. Formal Machine Shop training by a technical school, state certification or a minimum of 6 years experience required. 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: Health Insurance, Prescription, Dental & Vision, Disability, 401K, Education, Paid Leave. Apply on site: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; or forward resume to:

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548 Medical/Health


548 Medical/Health


548 Medical/Health

A skilled nursing facility in Northeastern, PA is seeking a Full Time, RNAC Monday- Friday.

Must be able to: • Initiate and maintain the entire MDS 3.0 process. • Plan, organize and direct the care planning process. • Coordinate resident care with the Interdisciplinary Team. • Participate and coordinate Utilization Reviews. • Participate in the Quality Assurance Program. • Coordinate and monitor the Restorative Nursing Program. • Coordinate and monitor the Bowel/Bladder Program. • Committee functions as assigned. Must have: • A current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania. • Knowledge of Federal and State regulations pertaining to long term care. • Previous RNAC experience with MDS 3.0. Competitive salary and compensation package which includes health insurance, vacation and sick time, personal days, tuition reimbursement, credit union and pension plan.

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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 $109,900 Call Kathy Murray 570-696-6403

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NEW LISTING 29 Jumper Road Gorgeous does not begin to describe this 3-4 bedroom ranch home built in 2008. Every upgrade you could think of- Hardwood floors, 10' ceilings, tile, granite, Ultra, ultra, kitchen, Tiled baths. Beautiful 3.86 acre lot in a cul-de-sac with magnificent vistas. Walkout lower level easily finished, Superior Wall System. MLS# 122423 $389,900 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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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

Upper Demunds Road All brick- split level. 3 bedrooms. Hardwood floors. Central a/c. 2 car garage. Extra 100 x 150 lot. 12-2004. $179,000 BESECKER REALTY 570-675-3611

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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New Homes From $275,000$595,000 570-474-5574 DURYEA The Greens at Newberry Estates. Condo with special view of golf course & ponds. 3 bedrooms. Family room. 5 1/2 baths on 2 floors. 4,000 sq. ft. living area. 12-1480 $449,900 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 DALLAS

Two story home with solar system, 2 car detached garage. Private driveway. Property is also for lease. MLS# 12-1822 $189,000 Michael Nocera 570-357-4300

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$139,000 MOTIVATED SELLERS! 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

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429 New St. A marriage of old world charm and modern touches blend together in this home. Tasteful, high level renovations throughout. Central air, finished attic, possible 4th bedroom. New plumbing, electrical, back deck. Lots of storage. Lovely neighborhood. MLS 12-2087 $158,900 David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


89 Main St. Recently remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths single. Modern kitchen with new appliances, open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, gas heat. 2 car detached garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-895 Now Reduced $105,000 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280


621 Donnelly St. 2 bedroom, 1 car garage, gas heat. Already furnished with furniture. 1/2 double. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc. com MLS 12-1042 $24,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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 $59,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


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


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. $44,900 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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! $83,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

Spacious 4 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath home. Gas Heat. Deck. Fenced yard. One car garage. MLS 12-832 $62,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

10 Lyndwood Ave Very nice brick and vinyl ranch home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. This home has hardwood floors, modern kitchen and baths, finished basement with a separate workshop, lots of storage, a 2car attached garage, deck and fenced-in yard. Come see this house now and you can be enjoying the summer in the beautiful in-ground pool. For more information and to view the photos, go to and enter PRU7W7A3 in the “Home Search”. PRICE REDUCED! $134,500. MLS#12-1821. Call today for an appointment. Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566 Walter Belchick 696-2600 ext. 301

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


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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


1426 Wyoming Ave. Well maintained Grand Victorian on a corner lot, with 4 bedrooms, modern baths, modern kitchen with JennAire broiler, formal dining room, front porch & screened side porch, Gas heat, gas fireplace in living room, and pellet stove in the family room. Many touches of yesteryear. MLS# 12-1559 $214,900. Call Florence 570-715-7737

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Larkmount Manor, Larksville

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. Built for handicap accessibility with exterior ramp, interior hallways and doorways. 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

Very nice 2 Story home,3 Bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Many upgrades including partially finished basement, fenced yard and newer replacement windows. Plenty of storage in walk up attic. Call Jack 570-878-6225 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100 EXETER

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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


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



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Education: We are looking for DEDICATED individuals to join the HEAD START TEAM! Full Time Teacher in Wilkes-Barre, Family Worker and Recruiter for Hazleton area; Part Time Assistant Teachers positions are available for the Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke and Hazleton areas. Visit our website at for all the details. Extensive Fringe Benefit package includes Paid Holidays, Paid Sick time, Paid Training and more; FT positions are eligible for health insurance or cash out option. Submit/Fax resume/cover letter/copy of degree and transcripts and 3 Written Letters of Reference to LCHS, ATTN: Human Resources, PO Box 540, Wilkes-Barre, PA 187030540. Fax #570-829-6580. Applicants must possess current ACT 34 and ACT 151 Clearances/FBI Fingerprints as conditions of employment. Due to the volume of responses anticipated, only qualified candidates will be contacted. E.O.E. M/F/V/H. NO PHONE CALLS.

570-696-2600 HANOVER TWP.

19 Garrahan Street Very nice 3 bedroom, 1 Bath single with new modern kitchen and bath. Home features ductless A/C, new carpeting, fresh paint, refinished hardwood floors, large bedroom closets, upstairs hall built-ins, replacement windows, newer roof, walk up attic, nice yard, full basement. MLS 12-2371 $69,900 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES, INC. 570-735-7494 Ext. 304 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671

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 HANOVER TWP.


Cute as Grandma's house with gracious sized eat-in kitchen. Updates including many Pella windows, doors and furnace 2011. Walk out basement to great back yard. 2 car garage off rear alley. Walk out basement. Call today for a private showing. $59,900 MLS 12-1510 Tracy McDermott 570-696-2468

1908 Wyoming Avenue Plenty of TLC is reflected in this attractive 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in a convenient location. Offers formal living room/dining room & family room with sliding doors to large rear deck & a great level lot. MLS# 11-2083 Only $99,000 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883


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CHEAPER THAN RENT! 38 Oak Street. Spacious 1/2 double block. Living room / dining room combo. 3 bedrooms on second floor, 3 on the third. 1 1/2 baths. lst floor laundry. 3 porches. Large yard with loads of parking. Aluminum siding. Concrete driveway. Many extras! MLS # 12-711. Conventional financing. $2,750 down, 3.875% interest $288 mo. $55,000 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126 FORTY FORT 1338 MURRAY ST.

Spacious 4 bedroom with large closets & replacement windows. Formal dining room, large entrance foyer. 2 full baths. First floor laundry room. Large open front porch. Aluminum siding. MLS #12-2091 $87,500. Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty, Inc. 822-5126


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

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

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58 Simon Block Nice home with private driveway features gas heat with baseboard heating, large room sizes, LL with front walk-out ideal for finishing or extra storage. Directions: Sans Souci Pkwy, turn onto Main Rd, right on Mary St. to left onto Simon Block, home on left. MLS# 12-2157 $65,000 Call Lynda Rowinski

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

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1385 Mt. Zion Rd. Great country setting on 3.05 acres. Move in condition Ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, inground swimming pool, hardwood floors. Finished basement with wet bar. 2 car garage, wrap around driveway. For more info and photos visit: MLS 12-2270 $249,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716



Comfortable 2 story, eat-inkitchen, 1st floor laundry, newer roof. Great starter home. Gas heat. Off street parking. $65,500 Sandra Gorman 570-696-5408

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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.Reduced! $89,900 MLS 12-990 Call Nancy Answini, Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444



New Construction. Lot #2, Fairway Estates. 2,700 square feet, tile & hardwood on 1st floor. Cherry cabinets with center island. $399,500. For more details: (570)696-1041




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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 $69,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

HARDING 3 Dexter St. Why pay rent when you can own your own home! Recently renovated 3 bedroom home with 1 car garage & fenced in yard. New carpet, flooring & counter tops. Roof & windows just 2 years old. Call Michele for your private showing. For more info and photos visit: www.Atlas MLS 12-1354 Reduced $57,500 Call Michele 570-905-2336


This beautiful, remodeled home features three bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen with new tile floor and new appliances. It also has a new roof, newer furnace, 100 amp service, two-car garage and wall to wall carpeting. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and close to schools and shopping. This is definitely not just a drive by, but a must see for anyone looking for a home in this price range. Call today to set up a showing, you won’t be disappointed! #12-2185 $69,000 Everett Davis 696-6560



105 Circle Drive

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

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This lovely home is PRICED TO SELL. Three bedrooms, one with new vaulted ceilings. One bath, replacement windows, living room, dining room, modern kitchen and functional basement. The amazing view of the mountains and River from the front of the home is very desirable. Home is not in flood zone and on a dead end street and waiting for new buyer. Reduced! $82,000 MLS 12-990 Call Nancy Answini, Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444

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“ONE OF THE BEST VALUES AT THE LAKE” Modern two story 4 Bedroom, 4 bathroom home with 62' lakefront & great dock for entertaining features covered pavilion with bar, cable tv, shed, boat slip, composite decking, among many other wonderful features. Deep water & sunset view. Convenient location near the entry to the lake. House features modern kitchen and baths, 2 car garage. Built in mid 80's gives you a ''newer'' construction and minimal maintenance. Live year round or just enjoy the summers. MLS# 12-2142 $665,000 Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

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Richard Lane 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home at rear of Lake Side Drive between Pole #’s 125 and 126 on Richard Lane. Lake view, including front wrap around porch and 2 of the 3 upstairs bedrooms. and rear yard. Home in need of updating and repairs and is being sold as is. MLS 12-1607 $59,900 Michelle T. Boice 570-639-5393 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 HAZLETON


Lovely Ranch home on 1.42 acres. Features 3 bedrooms, full bath, 1/2 bath, kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room, den & laundry room on Main floor. Kitchen, family room with fireplace, 3/4 bath & storage room on Lower Level. Newer roof, siding, sofit & gutters plus some newer carpeting, pergo flooring, central air & whole house fan, 2 car garage & paved driveway. 12-1010 $176,900 Ken Williams 570-542-8800 Five Mountains Realty


139 S. Laurel St Spacious Brick Ranch waiting for your personal touch. Hardwood floors, well-thought out storage in every room. Quality workmanship, well maintained. It's time to enjoy this home with it's large rooms, greenhouse & nice yard! Convenient location. 12-2352 $124,900 Darcy J. Gollhardt Realtor 570-262-0226 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 Ext. 1352


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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Large 2 story home in very good condition, features 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 modern bath rooms, large eat in kitchen with appliances. Dining room with French doors, large family room has fireplace large foyer, with opened stairway and stained glass window. Home has natural woodwork thru-out, with plaster walls, CENTRAL AIR thru out. Many extras must see. Level lot with a 3 bay garage in back. Shown by appointment to qualified buyers only. Home has a "HOME WARRANTY" paid by sellers. Additional photos can be seen at CAPITOL REAL ESTATE WEB SITE, www.capitol-real Call John Vacendak 823-4290 735-1810

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250 Susquehannock Drive Not your traditional Cape Cod. Super large bedrooms, 1st floor master. 2 car garage, lower level family room. Gas heat, Central air. Bamboo floors, above ground pool with 2 tier deck. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 12-1093 $289,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


297 Susquehannock Drive Traditional 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths, 2 car garage. Large ard with deck and retractable awning. Above ground pool, 1st floor laundry. . For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-945 $254,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


$56,000 1252 Main St. 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath. Finished Walk-Out Basement. Single Car Garage.

Call Vince 570-332-8792


1182 Main St. Modern 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, single on a double lot. Huge family room, modern kitchen, 1st floor laundry room, additional room on 1st floor could be used as 4th bedroom. Landscaped yard, shed, off street parking For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 12-1269 $129,900 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280


1717 River Road Completely remodeled home with new siding, windows and modern kitchen & bath. New flooring, walls, heat and electric. Move right in. Off street parking in rear. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-2232 $79,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


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




157 Division St. OWNER SAYS SELL! This property has great positive cash flow. 1st floor 2 bedroom and upstairs is 2 floors with 3 bedrooms total. 1st floor has new drywall & insulation, gas heat, new tile tub surround, kitchen counters and carpet. 2nd apt. has newer kitchen & is all electric. Separate utilities and off street parking in rear. Taxes are currently being appealed. MLS 12-1771 $89,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON 171 Third Ave

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

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299 Rutter Ave. Large and well maintained duplex on corner lot in Kingston. 2 bedrooms each unit, separate gas heat and off street parking for multiple cars. New roof, water heater and freshly painted exterior. A really nice property. MLS 12-2447 $139,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770 KINGSTON

Highland Hills 8 Patrick Road Magnificent custom built tudor home with quality throughout. Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 story living room with fireplace and library loft. Dining room, family room and 3 season sunroom which overlooks professionally landscaped grounds with gazebo and tennis/basketball court. Lower level includes recreation room, exercise room and 3/4 bath. Enjoy this serene acre in a beautiful setting in Highland Hills Development. Too many amenities to mention. Taxes appealed and lowered considerably for year 2013. 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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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

149 North Gates Avenue, Multi level townhouse, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath with jaccuzi, finished basement, 1 car garage, screened in porch. $124,900. If interested call 570-829-0794

Estate, nice 3 bedroom home in a great neighborhood. Off street parking with a 2 car garage. Large rooms 1 3/4 bath. Home is ready for its new owner and your personal touch. Great value don’t miss out. MLS 12-2250 $59,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

80 Bennett St. Great Kingston location on a double lot. Close to schools, shopping, restaurants and public transportation. Potential of 2 additional bedrooms on 3rd floor. Partially finished basement. MLS 12-2346 $114,900 John Shelley 570-702-4162 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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281 Reynolds St. 3 story single family with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and lots of space! Lovely entrance foyer, 3rd floor with large room, could be 5th bedroom plus a full tile bath. Fenced in back yard and much more. MLS 12-1863 $119,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0776

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

Great home in a great location. Looking for a private rural feeling home but still close to everything.. This is your place. 3 bedroom, hardwood floor, carport, above ground pool, quiet setting and so much more. Too many reasons to see the inside?? Call Today! MLS 12-2384 $81,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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

Great New Price!! Motivated Seller Come take a look at this freshly painted Brick Cape Cod w/over-sized detached garage, on a tree lined street in the heart of Kingston. 3-4 Bedrooms, 2 baths, dining room & wood burning fireplace in living room. Walking distance to parks, library & shopping. MLS # 11-4162 $169,900 Call Deb Roccograndi at 570-696-6671


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9 Anne Street Modern bi-level, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, remodeled kitchen with all new appliances. New gas hot water furnace. Hardwood floors. Family room. 3 seasons room & deck. 2 car garage. Large wooded yard. Excellent condition. Convenient location. Reduced to $189,000 OBO 570-823-4282 or 570-823-7540 MOUNTAINTOP

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Large, double block in Kingston with 3 bedrooms on one side and 2 bedrooms (possibly 3) on the other side. Both have 2nd floor baths rooms, gas hot water baseboard heat, separate utilities, fencedin yard with offstreet parking from rear alley. Each unit is deeded separately. Let your tenant pay your mortgage! #12-387 $84,500 Karen Altavilla 570-283-9100 x28

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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

Reduced $99,900

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76 N. Dawes Ave. Don’t miss this great home with updated kitchen and granite counters, private yard with enclosed sun room. Garage and off street parking. 2 large bedrooms. PRICED TO SELL! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-41 $109,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


Spacious 4 Bedroom single in good location. 2 fireplace, part finished basement, nice yard with One car garage. Needs TLC. Priced to sell at $82,000. Call Kathie



“Why rent when you can own” Well kept, 3-4 Bedroom Townhouse, Dining Room, Hardwood Floors,Fenced yard, Off Street Parking, Low Taxes. Call Jack 570-878-6225 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100


NEW LISTING! Brick front 2-story home. Four bedrooms/three baths, wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Large eat-in kitchen plus a formal dining room. This is a SOLID home in need of your updates to show your style! Beautiful residential location in Kingston. Many upgrades were done by the owner and the house if freshly painted inside. Priced to sell at $139,900 – the sellers are motivated and said “Make us an offer”. Call today for an appointment MLS#12-2088. For more information and photos, go to P r u d e n t i a l and enter PRU2A8T2 in the HOME SEARCH. Mary Ellen Belchick Walter Belchick 696-2600 ext. 301


467 E. State St. Well kept home in a nice neighborhood. Close to new Elementary School and bus stop. New roof and off street parking. MLS 12-2342 $71,000 Charles J. Prohaska EXT. 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770 LARKSVILLE

Great Double-Block, Very well maintained and has separate utilities, and a rental income on one side. Ready for you to move in on one side or to rent out as an investment. Nice sized lot with off-street parking and a detached garage with plenty of storage. MLS# 12-1463 $119,900 Call: Deb Roccograndi @ 696-6671

1341 Mountain View Drive 360 degree viewEnjoy panoramic views from this stunning, 3 bedroom, 2 bath hideaway cradled on 9 acres only 20 minutes from town. In unique natural setting high on a hill, it offers vistas worthy of professional photographers. Offering formal living room/dining room, with lovely modern kitchen/baths and 2 family rooms. Oversized 3 car detached garage + 3 car attached. Inground heated pool with cabana sure to please all family members. Zoned agriculturalhorses welcomed, take a look today. MLS# 12-1800 $289,900 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

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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


This 3 bedroom home offers modern kitchen, with Corian counters accented by marble backsplash, central air, fenced rear yard with deck and patio. Off street parking for 2 to 4 cars. Custom shutters on the first floor windows along with natural woodwork and hardwood floors give this home a charm you are sure to love! #12-1997 $134,900 Jill Jones 696-6550



Beautiful well-maintained 3 level, 2.5 bath townhome in very desirable 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. Plenty of storage, and a possible 3rd bedroom on 1st level. MLS 12-175 $132,900 Call Mary Danelo 570-704-8000 Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340


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NEW LISTING 21 Sunset Terrace Beautifully remodeled 2 story perfect for either a primary home or a lake getaway. Lake view from porch and master bedroom. New kitchen and TWO new baths. MLS #12-2393 $139,900 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

Beautifully maintained cape cod features 3 bedrooms and one and a half baths. Hardwood floors in living room, dining room, foyer and first floor bedroom. Newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom. Lots of storage. New roof installed in 2010. Breakfast nook with built-in table and benches. Enclosed porch, above ground pool and deck. 11-2706. $149,900 Call Tracy McDermott Realty 570-696-2468

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


Lovely 2100 sq. ft. remodeled home with amazing views and a quiet neighborhood. Three bedrooms and 2 full baths on first floor and two large bedrooms on second floor. New kitchen with center island and wrap around deck to enjoy the scenery. Bedrooms on first floor presently used as family room and office. Many possibilities. Out of Flood Zone. Reduced! $109,000 Call Nancy Answini Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444 LARKSVILLE

Nice country setting close to town for your new home! Lot is 75’ x 107’ with an existing 12’ x 20’ shed. $15,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

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109 Carpenter St. Completely renovated. New roof, windows, kitchen and bathroom. Freshly painted interior and exterior with fabulous modern colors. Great area and low, low taxes! MLS 12-2055 $109,500 Kelly ConnollyCuba EXT. 37 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 LUZERNE

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.



Secluded 3 level home on 15 acres located in Black Creek Township (near Hazleton). Detatched garage. Private gated driveway. Call 570-459-8658 MOUNTAIN TOP

46 Farmhouse Rd. REDUCED! MOTIVATED SELLER Lovely 10 room vinyl sided ranch home, with 2.5 modern baths, formal dining room, gas heat, central air, 2 car garage & large deck. Lower level consists of 2 large recreation rooms. Office, half bath and workshop. Lower level all ceramic tiled floors. MLS# 12-1359 $289,500 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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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

NANITCOKE Move in ready 4 bedroom, 2.1 bath ranch. Formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, 1st floor laundry. Central A/C. Walk out the sliding door from large family room to yard. New roof, patio/sliding door & carpet in family room. Most of house recently painted. MLS# 12-876 PRICE REDUCED $182,500 Call Linda (570) 956-0584

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146 Kelly St. Well kept home with garage in rear. Move in condition. New roof and hot water heater. Easy access to Cross Valley and shopping. Out of flood zone. 200 amp service. MLS 12-1801 $119,900 Donald Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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OASIS in your own back yard!! This house have everything, 3 bed, 3 full baths and 1 3/4 bath. 2+ acres, your own rec room, screened in porch, modern kitchen with granite countertops, and a 32x16 heated pool. Amazing setting in a great area very private setting MLS 12-2326 $329,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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(Rear View) 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room, dining room, new kitchen, heated sunroom, heated exercise room. Brick large fireplace, patio. $195,000 MLS 12-1442 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

Very nice Raised Ranch with many updates is in ''move-in'' condition. Home is heated with gas HWBB has 200 amp electric. New sliders to rear deck leading to lovely kidney shaped in-ground pool. Must see! Directions: S. Main St. to Division to Anne St., home on left. MLS# 12-2252 $175,000 Call Lynda (570) 696-5418

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


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

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

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Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath split level on a beautifully landscaped 1 acre lot. Large sunroom & recreation room with fireplace and wet bar. $205,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

114 W. Union St. Large home with 3 bedrooms, 8 rooms, yard with garage and off street parking. 2 bathrooms. Nice condition. Loads of potential. For more into and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-2096 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415




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182 Robert Street Nice single or duplex. Gas heat. Detached garage. This home is “high and dry”, and available for immediate occupancy. Call Jim for details. Affordable @ $99,500 TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 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 NANTICOKE

25 W. Washington Move right into this very nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Lots of natural woodwork and a beautiful stained glass window. Newer kitchen appliances and w/w carpeting. Supplement your heating with a recently installed wood pellet stove. This home also has a one car detached garage. MLS 12-2171 $76,000 John Polifka 570-704-6846 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141 NANTICOKE

409 Union St. This home has good bones. New windows, furnace, newer addition, tons of renovations. Needs to be cleaned out. Bring it back! MLS 12-2216 $92,500 David Krolikowski 570-287-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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62 W. Church St Very nice, well kept and ready to move into. This 3 Bedroom 1/2 double has a modern kitchen with snack bar & modern cabinets and counter top. 3 Bedrooms with large closets and w/w. Full modern bath on second floor. Walk up attic, yard and shed. Home as newer roof, furnace and hot water heater, replacement windows and nice woodwork. MLS 12-2367 $49,900 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES, INC. 570-735-7494 Ext. 304 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671

143 W. Broad St. Nice 2 story home with 3 bedrooms 1.5 baths, fenced yard, newer furnace with 3 zones and newer 200 amp electrical service, whole house water filter and beautiful hard wood floors. This home has an attached Mother in Law suite with a separate entrance. This can easily be converted to a 1st floor master bedroom with a master bath. MLS 12-1401 $64,900 John W. Polifka Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 570-704-6846

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38 Johnson St. Looking for a home with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, modern kitchen, hardwood floors? Also features gas fireplace, new gas furnace, newer windows and roof, deck, fenced in yard. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-328 $129,900 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280



715 Maple St. Handyman’s dream. NOT a nightmare. A little paint, carpeting and water lines and this house is good to go. Large yard. 2 bedrooms. For mor info and photos visit: www. MLS 12-2332 $34,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


NUANGOLA LAKE 28 Lance Street

Motivated seller! Affordable 3 bedroom 2 story home. Features a study on 1st floor, or could be a 4th bedroom. Semi modern kitchen, includes appliances "as is", gas heat, full basement. MLS#12-1107 Asking $42,500. Call Pat at 715-9337. Lewith & Freeman Real Estate 570-474-9801

Very comfortable 2 bedroom home in move in condition. Great sun room, large yard, 1 car garage. Deeded lake access. Reduced $107,000 MLS # 11-2899 CALL KATHIE

45-47 Swallow St. 3 units include double block home with additional single family home in rear. Double block has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath on each side. Single home has 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Vinyl siding and off street parking. All utilities paid by tenants except sewer. Great income. MLS 12-1989 $119,000 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

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PITTSTON NEW LISTING! NANTICOKEWANAMIE Very well maintained ranch home with 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms (possible 5) 1.5 baths, central air a 3-season porch, 1-car built-in garage and a nice size fenced-in yard, (lot size is 42x150). This home has had a lot of improvements in the last 6 years and has tons of closet space. Set an appointment to see it today! #12-2444 $99,500 Karen Altavilla 283-9100 x28

110 Union St. Fixer upper with 3 bedrooms, new roof, gas heat. Great lot 50 x 173. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1513 $49,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

110 Front St. This well-maintained 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths bilevel home is in move in condition. Spacious eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets, tile floor and counters. Unique lower level family room with wood burning fireplace, office space. laundry/bath combo. Plenty of storage including an 8X6 cedar closet. Outdoor space has covered patio, columned carport and well manicured partially fenced yard. Detached large garage. For more info & photos, go to $205,000 MLS# 12-2053 Call Angie at 570-885-4896 Terry at 570-885-3041

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

What a Wonderful Home!! This home is located on a country sized lot in a private setting w/beautiful views all around. This split-level features loads of living space, including 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, living room with wood stove insert, large family room, office & sun room with a propane heater. Detached 2-car garage, storage shed & alarm system. Come take a look!! MLS# 3733 $219,900 Call Deb Roccograndi at 570-696-6671

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. $109,900 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

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1PM TO 3 PM 136 East Ridge St. A great home features 3 bedrooms, plenty of closet space, modern eat in kitchen with great appliances, living room with wood pellet stove, large family room, 1 1/2 modern bathrooms, washer/ dryer hook-up, second floor has all new replacement windows, exterior has aluminum siding, stain glass window on new front porch, new above ground pool, fenced in level yard, Plenty of off street parking, A+ today. Never worry about parking, its always there. Great location, best price home in today's market, Shown by appointment only, to qualified buyers. REDUCED $47,500 Call John Vacendak 570-735-1810 for additional photos

12 Laflin Road Like new spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath end unit townhouse, Sliding doors to deck off of living room/dining room. Master suite with vaulted ceiling, modern kitchen, laundry on 2nd floor. Roof and water heater are new. Convenient location and out of flood zone MLS 12-938 $169,900 Donald Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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

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



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Nice 2 story home sits high & dry on side of Plymouth Mountain. Large eat in kitchen, living room, dining room, oil hotwater baseboard heat. Nice yard, wrap around porch. Directions: Main Street, Plymouth to Coal Street, over small bridge to 1st hard left onto Smith Row-house on right. MLS# 12-2256 $55,000 Call Lynda (570) 696-5418

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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 $139,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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 $163,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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







70 Warner Street 2 bedrooms, move-in ready with appliances, nice yard with shed and deck, Newer roof, and furnace, gas heat. Low taxes. Asking $65,900. Please Call 570-822-8708

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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

This 4 bedroom 2 story has a full bath on the 1st floor and rough in for bath on 2nd floor. An enclosed side patio from the kitchen dinette area & side drive are a big plus. MLS 12-553 Only $27,000 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769



105 Summit Street Fire damaged home. Sold as is. 60’ x 235’ lot. Public sewer, water & gas. $34,500, negotiable Call 570-675-0446, evenings.

Well maintained raised ranch in Midway Manor. Good size level yard with shed. Large sunroom / laundry addition. Lower level family room with wood stove. $144,900 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 cottage, with garage in the rear of the same property. $85,000. Great home and/or rental. Please call 570-542-4489 SHICKSHINNY

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath log sided Ranch on almost 2 acres. Lower level is 3/4 finished. Reduced! $195,000 MLS-11-4038 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 SHICKSHINNY LAKE Price Reduced!


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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The best of both worlds. If you crave privacy, consider this 4 bedroom, 3 bath raised ranch on a 4.96 acre wooded lot. A tree lined driveway leads to this spacious 3,300 square foot home. MLS# 12-1407 only $185,000 Adjoining 1+ acre with deeded lake front available for $50,000. Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-3801


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

CHARM is what you will find in this home. Beautiful original rustic floors, warm coal fire place, option of having 1st floor bedroom, den, office, your own personal get away space. whatever you need. Come put your personal touches in this great value. Sold as is inspection for buyers information only. MLS 12-2152 $69,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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408 Cragle Hill Rd. This is a very well kept Ranch home on 6 acres, central air, rear patio and 1 car garage. This is a 3 parcel listing. MLS 11-4273 $154,900 Jackie Roman 570-288-0770 Ext. 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


Midway Manor Ranch 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, family room, 3 season porch, gas heat, central a/c, 2 car garage. 12-1935 $177,000 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611


WB MLS 12-1904 $275,000 JUST REDUCED **OPEN HOUSE** Saturday, June 30th & Sunday, July 1st 1PM to 3 PM 112 Village Drive Spacious & convenient 2 story brick face Colonial on corner of culde-sac in Dallas School District. 4/5 bedroom, 2.5 bath with 2nd entrance to office or potential in-law suite. Contact 570-574-3751

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



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

Beautiful well kept home in a great area. Plenty of room for all your needs. Hardwood floors under the carpet. 30,000 btu Fp in living room. Need to relax, sit on the 11.8 x 21 ft deck and just enjoy your surroundings. This home has so much to offer. MLS 12-1872 $157,750 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424


REDUCED!!! 78 Maltby Ave. Wonderful family home in a great neighborhood. A large master suite and family room addition make this home a must see! There is an inground pool and attached in-law suite. MLS 11-4572 $195,000 Call Kelly Connolly-Cuba EXT. 37 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770 THORNHURST

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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Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 1 acre with large family room on lower level. property has small pond and joins state game lands. Reduced! $129,900 Could be FHA financed. MLS# 11-4085 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 SWOYERSVILLE

129 Townsend St. Wonderful home in great neighborhood. Relax in the pool after a hard day of work. Property offers the opportunity to have your own Beauty Shop (equipment negotiable), or expand your living space. Buyer responsible for confirming zoning for business. All measurements approximate. MLS# 12-833 $195,000 Jolyn Bartoli




308 Stephanie Drive Attractive Brick Front Ranch with 3 Bedrooms, gas heat, Sunroom, attached garage, large yard, shed. Hardwood floors under rugs. Great location. New windows. Basement can easily be finished. Well Maintained. MLS# 121911 PRICE REDUCED $139,900 Call Nancy Palumbo 570-714-9240

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

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OPEN HOUSE JULY 1ST 1:30-3:30pm 22 Penny Lane Plenty of space for everyone in this 4/5 bedroom 2 story. Heated 4 season sunroom; enjoy all year! Large family room opens to the sunroom, spacious u-shaped kitchen offers roomy breakfast area. Formal living and dining room. Second floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. 2 car garage. Above ground pool/deck. Unfinished basement offers more room for expansion. Large mostly level private yard. MLS# 12-1664 PRICE REDUCED $259,900 Call Linda (570) 956-0584





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

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187 Shoemaker St. Adorable 3 bedroom, 1 bath, Cape Cod. Completely remodeled inside and out. Hardwood floors throughout, duct work in place for central air installation. Back yard deck for summer cook outs and much, much more. Not a drive by! MLS 12-1595 $142,500 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

157 Carverton Rd. Enjoy country living with scenic views just minutes from 309. This 2,030 sq ft Colonial offers an oak kitchen with new Jennaire gas range, family room with fireplace leading to a spacious rear deck, Formal dining room, 4 bedrooms and 2/1/2 baths plus a 2 car garage. The basement has a work shop area and can easily be turned into additional living area. $195,000 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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221 Maple St. Beautiful 4 bedroom Back Mtn. home with natural woodwork, pocketdoors, ceiling fans & great light. Sit on 1 or 2 screened rear porches and enjoy awesome views or sit on your front porch in this great neighborhood! Don’t forget the above ground pool with deck. MLS 12-1699 $149,900 John Shelley 570-702-4162 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770




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

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


62 Bohac Street Charming brick front ranch, in a well kept neighborhood, 2 bedrooms, large eat-in kitchen, tile bath, large closets, hardwood floors, 1st floor laundry, full basement, low maintenance aluminum siding, shed, nice yard, asking $105,000 Call 908-876-4108 or 908-797-6682

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


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


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510 Fourth St. A nice 2 story, 3 bedroom home in the Wyoming Area school district. Corner lot. Out of the flood zone. MLS 12-1616 $79,000 Jackie Roman EXT 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WEST PITTSTON

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 @

Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 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

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"New Price" Very roomy 2-story, features 2 full baths, and charming kitchen with builtins, on a deep lot with a detached 2-car garage. Previously a duplex, just needs your finishing touches. $86,000 MLS# 12-512 Please Call Deb Roccograndi at 570-696-6671

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Nice home with double lot in Hickory Hill community. Great bi-level with open floor plan and plenty of space for all your needs. Serene wooded lot and a stream that run trough it. Make this your seasons home or your permanent place to call home. House sold as is,Inspections for buyers information only. MLS 12-2385 $107,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424




18 Circle Ave. Relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Lily Lake right from your sunroom in this quiet lake community. Entire home redone In 2005, beautiful hardwood floors, central air, skylights, coal stove, small pond and so much more. Perfect for all year round or a weekend/summer getaway. Off street parking for 2 vehicles. MLS 12-1892 $145,000 Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WEST NANTICOKE

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 WEST PITTSTON -NEW LISTINGSplit level, stone exterior, multi-tiered deck, bluestone patio, flood damaged, being sold as is condition. $73,500 CALL DONNA 570-613-9080

Great Rancher in move-in condition, 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, modern eatin kitchen, garage, no flood. Asking $162,500 MLS#121399 Call Joe Gilroy Real Estate. 570-288-1444 WEST PITTSTON

NEW LISTING 951 Wyoming Avenue Bright and cheery, well kept home. Oak kitchen, hardwood floors, large family room. One year home trust warranty. MLS# 121858 $144,900 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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

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NEW LISTING 951 Wyoming Avenue Bright and cheery, well kept home. Oak kitchen, hardwood floors, large family room. One year home trust warranty. MLS# 121858 $144,900 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Enjoy the amenities of a private lake, boating, basketball courts, etc. The home has wood floors and carpeting throughout. French doors in the kitchen that lead you out to the large rear deck for entertaining. The backyard has 2 utility sheds for storage MLS 12-1695 $179,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340


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


329 Wyoming Ave. Flooded in Sept. 2011, being sold as is. Great potential in this 4 bedroom 2 3/4 bath house. Off street parking. For more info and photos visit: MLS 12-716 $49,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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1 Cypress St. Move in condition. Large private yard, off street parking and a central location. MLS 12-2302 $67,000 Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706


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 $169,900 Louise Laine 283-9100 x20

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16 Sullivan St. Large 5 bedroom home with a newer roof, new gas furnace, modern kitchen and baths. Close to Central City. MLS 12-1171 $60,000 Charles J. Prohaska Ext. 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 168 Blackman St

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

WILKES-BARRE (Riverside Park) Corner of Dagobert and Gordon Ave.

2 bedroom modular rancher (large master BR) with a 20x 22 family room and a woodburner. Panelled interior. 10x12 three season porch. Carport. 2 driveways. Many extras. MLS# 12-2092 Reduced $74,000 Ask for Bob Kopec. Humford Realty, Inc. 570-822-5126

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240 Sheridan St. Cute home just waiting for your personal touch. Looking to downsize? Well this is the one for you. 2nd floor could be finished, along with the basement. If you are a handyman you have to see this home. MLS 12-1481 $42,000 Roger Nenni EXT 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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


Nice maintained large double on a corner lot. Great investment opportunity live on one side and rent the other. Extra room in the attic on both sides. Taxes are being reassessed. $75,500 MLS# 12-675 Call Pat Doty 570-696-2468


WILKES-BARRE Need a huge home with dual function??? look here, we have it for you. This large 5 bedroom home with plenty of space and rooms to personalize however you need. Updated kitchen, wood floors and nice yard. This home is zoned Residential with commercial function! This is a one stop shop home. Don't miss out. MLS 12-2215 $128,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424


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

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

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

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15 Amherst Ave PRICE REDUCED! Own for less than your apartment rent! Freshly painted 4 Bedroom Dutch Colonial sports a brand new roof & is handicap accessible with wheelchair ramp in rear. 1st floor has Master Bedroom & 3/4 bath with walk-in shower, modern kitchen with breakfast bar, computer room & 1st floor laundry. Great neighborhood walking distance to schools, colleges & bus rte. Come in & see what this great house has to offer. MLS 12-216 REDUCED! $75,900 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-793-9449 Call Steve Shemo 570-718-4959

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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

240 Sheridan St. Cute home just waiting for your personal touch. Looking to downsize? Well, this is the one for you.2nd floor could be finished along with the basement. If you are a handyman you have to see this home. MLS 12-1481 $42,000 Roger Nenni EXT 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

51 Flood Drive Beautiful Townhouse in great condition. Very spacious with large rooms, one car garage and basement storage. 3 bedrooms. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-2292 $139,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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




Come invest your time for a great return. Fixer Upper in a nice location, nice neighborhood out of the flood zone. Offers 4 bedrooms and a beautiful large lot. Don’t miss out Call for your showing today. MLS 12-432 $25,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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WILKES-BARRE Beautiful large ranch in a great area of WilkesBarre, Lovely Riverside park. This brick ranch offers a 2 car garage, serene backyard with inground pool, large rooms, finished lower level with kitchen and bar, screened in porch, family room and on just about a half acre. Come take a look at your new home! House sold as is, inspection for buyer information only. MLS 12-2451 $220,000 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, with 3 season porch and detached 1 car garage. Good starter home in well established neighborhood. Family owned for many years. $59,900 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

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


220 Stanton St. For Sale by Owner Large home, 1 or 2 families. Driveway & garage, $70,500. 570-855-8405

254 Sheridan St Nice Bright Traditional with modern ceramic eat-in kitchen & tiled bath, most windows replaced, built-in garage & deep yard. Very convenient to schools, shopping and highways. MLS 12-1512. $74,900. CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-793-9449 Call Steve Shemo 570-718-4959 WILKES-BARRE

59-61 E. Thomas St Fire damaged former multilevel restaurant / tavern with 2nd floor apartment, two car garage & parking lot. Zoned R1; Buyers must do their own due diligence and contact W-B City as to proposed use. This has potential! Please check online photos before scheduling a showing. 12-2151 $39,500 Darcy J. Gollhardt Realtor 570-262-0226 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 Ext. 1352 WILKES-BARRE 60 Saint Clair St

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

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322 Academy St. Charming 3 bedroom Ranch with unique upgrades including polished concrete countertops in kitchen, and a lovely built in gas fireplace in living room. Up to date landscaping, fenced in yard and above ground pool and hot tub. MLS 12-2441 $102,900 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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


45 Marlborough Ave Nice brick front Ranch on corner lot. 3 bedrooms, 1 full and (2) 1/2 baths. Finished basement, breezeway to 2 car garage. Fenced yard and central air. MLS 12-1612 New price $114,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Great 4 bedroom home with new kitchen, furnace and bath. Laundry room off kitchen. Newer windows and roof. Hardwood on first floor. Off street parking. Older one car garage. Walk up attic. MLS 11-1478 $59,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

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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

Beautifully maintained 3 story home, features hardwood floors, built-in cabinet, five plus bedrooms, office, 3 bathrooms and stained glass windows. All measurements are approximate. 12-1081 $99,900 Call Tracy McDermott Realty 570-696-2468


For sale by owner Located in Wilkes Barre city. 65 Reno Lane Currently rented with a great tenant. Entire home was remodeled 10 years ago, including new plumbing, electric, drywall, and is appraised at $55,000. Features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 6 rooms total. Partial unfinished basement, with gas heat, and yard with wood deck. All this for $40,000 Great investment property. owner will help with closing!! Rent income is $650.00 agents welcome. Call 570-814-3666


Great 3 Story Home Completely Remodeled. New Kitchen and Baths with Marble Floors. Numerous Upgrades including New Electric, Plumbing and Privacy Fence just to name a few. MLS# 12-1848 $74,000 Call Jack at 570-878-6225 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100 WILKES-BARRE

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

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Looking for a home with 5 bedrooms or mother in-law apartment, this is the home for you! This property has many amenities, a privacy rear fence with a concrete rear patio (23’ x23’), large storage building (23’ x 18’). Offstreet parking for 2 vehicles, rear porches on 2nd and 3rd floor. Home has 9 rooms, 2 modern baths, 2 modern kitchens with plenty of cabinets. Replacement windows, newer roof, natural woodwork in living room and dining room. Property is close to all amenities including playground across the street, Dan Flood School, Coughlin High School, General Hospital, Kings College, churches and shopping. #12-1763 $69,900 Louise Laine 2839100 x20


Well - maintained three bedroom home with a large yard. Great starter home! 12-2390 $64,500 Darcy J. Gollhardt Realtor 570-262-0226 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 Ext. 1352





840 Franklin Street Duplex in good condition. Nice neighborhood. Could be converted to a single home. Rear access to yard for OSP. $31,900 Call Rae 570-714-9234

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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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191 Andover St. Lovely single family 3 bedroom home with lots of space. Finished 3rd floor, balcony porch off of 2nd floor bedroom, gas hot air heat, central air and much more. Must see! MLS 11-59 $54,900 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


Parsons Section 5 bedroom, 1 bath. Garage. Corner lot. Nice location. Out of flood zone. $30,000 negotiable. Call 570-814-7453 WILKES-BARRE REDUCED

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

20 Sharpe Street A well-built, wellkept brick front ranch on a level corner lot with screened patio, big, fully applianced kitchen with many cabinets, tiled bath, hardwood floors, roomy closets, ductless air, and spacious semi-finished 2 room basement – this charming property should definitely make your short list MLS# 12-2081 $159,900. Call PAT today!


573 Coon Road This 100+ year old Victorian comes with a lot of amenities inside and out on 6 acres of Country living. Indoor pool, wine cellar, patio, 4 car garage and much more. Property is being sold “as is”. MLS 12-1676 $349,000 Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


10 Calvert St. Pristine Bi-level, 3/4 be drooms, modern kitchen & 1 3/4 modern baths. Heated sunroom, hardwood floors, 1 car garage, central air, landscaped yard. For additional info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1804 $183,500 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280



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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 REDUCED!

100 Ashley St. Well maintained 3 unit building with extra $50 per month from garage with electric. Off street parking for 4 cars and fenced in yard. Back porches on both levels. Fully rented. Let rental income pay for this property. Must see! MLS 12-1746 $109,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ASHLEY

39 W. Chestnut St. Lots of room in this single with 3 floors of living space. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with hardwood floors throughout, natural woodwork, all windows have been replaced, laundry/pantry off of kitchen. 4x10 entry foyer, space for 2 additional bedrooms on the 3rd floor. Roof is new. MLS 11-325 $59,900 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

110 Ashley St. Very nice duplex with off street parking and nice yard. Enclosed porch on 1st floor and 2 exits on 2nd. Fully rented. Great return on your investment. Rent pays your mortgage. Don’t miss out MLS 12-1745 $89,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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129 Lampman St. Side by side double block home with 3 bedrooms each side, separate utilities. Includes 2 extra lots. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-2253 $79,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


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


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


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64-66 Dorrance St. 3 units, off street parking with some updated Carpets and paint. $1500/ month income from long time tenants. W/d hookups on site. MLS 11-3517 $99,900 Call Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON 7 Hoyt St


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DUPONT 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

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238 Main St. Multi Family Investment Property Great opportunity for the experienced investor. Property is large with parking for at least 9 cars. Extra lot, one office and 2 apartments. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-2315 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



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 $167,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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93 Mail St. Four units. 3 residential and one storefront.Great corner location, flood damaged home being sold as is. For more info visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1948 $49,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


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

107 River St. Large 3 unit apartment building with off street parking for several cars. 3rd floor newly remodeled. Hardwood floors. Large yard, newer furnace and great location. Fully rented. Good investment propertY. MLS 12-2017 $199,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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


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140 Wyoming Ave. Location, Location, Location! Great space in high traffic area. Was used for professional business with a gun shop occupying a small portion of the building. Only the gun shop is occupied. OSP for approximately 11 cars. MLS 12-1735 $325,000 Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 5770-288-0770


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


3000 Square Foot Building zoned commercial available for lease. Located in high traffic area. Parking for 20 cars. MLS# 12-1452 $1500/month Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883


109-111 Welles St. 2 properties for the price of o ne! A 3 unit apartment building and a detached 2 bedroom home. Apartment building consists of a 3 bedroom 1/2 double and two 3 room apartments. Separate utilities. Electric heat in rear home. Bran new roof and other updates. MLS 12-2015 $119,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 NANTICOKE


33-37 Church St. 4 unit investment property close to shopping and bus routes.Off street parking and large yard. Includes 2 laundry rooms. MLS 12-2383 $119,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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1301 Murray St. 2 family duplex. Fully rented. Vinyl sided, 2 car garage, off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-2028 $118,000 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


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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 $169,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON REDUCED

55 1/2 Main St. Newer side by side double built in 1989 with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths each side. All separate utilities, very well insulated and easy to heat. Will qualify for FHA financing with low down payment. Is owner occupied. If you’re just starting out or looking to downsize, you should consider this property. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1851 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


366 Pierce Street (corner lot). 1,300 sq. ft. concrete block commercial building on a 90 x 145 lot. Central air conditioning. Paved parking for 25 cars. Presently a pizza business, but land can be used for multiple uses (bank building, offices, etc.). MLS 12-1279. $325,000 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

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

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388 Schuyler Ave. Well cared for Duplex in great location. 1st floor has new 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 $99,900 Call Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Seven years old. Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre area. 1,800 square feet bar & 1,800 square feet banquet hall. No kitchen. Off street parking for 20 cars. Partner considered. $327,000, firm. P.O. 2827 Wilkes-Barre PA 18702



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 $74,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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68 William St. Great investment property with 3 units and separate utilities. Each unit has 2 entrances and washer hook up. Roof is 5 years old. For more info visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1897 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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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



FOR SALE 5 Unit Money Maker Available immediately. Fully rented, leases on all five units. Separate utilities, new roof in 2007, 3 new gas furnaces, off street parking for 6 vehicles, 3 bay garage. Over $29,000 in rents. A true money maker for the serious investor. Must Sell! $140,000. Call Steve at (570)468-2488


Newly renovated Main Street location right in the heart of the booming section. commercial space available with with front prime window. Perfect for anything in the beauty industry, nail salon, boutique store, etc. Call 570-654-6737, 570-212-2908 or 570-362-4019

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35 High St. Nice duplex in great location, fully occupied with leases. Good investment property. Separate utilities, newer furnaces, gas and oil. Notice needed to show. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3222 $89,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


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


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NEW LISTING! COMMERCIAL LEASE 30 Carverton Road, Historic Back Mountain church with modern updates ready for your professional office, retail, antique or craft store. The possibilities are many; property is Zoned B-1. Beautiful tiled entry foyer leads to the reception/cashier area and a waiting room or additional retail space. Along the center open hallway (with vaulted ceiling) are five private offices/rooms, each measuring approximately 10’x10’. There is a storage room and half-bath. The lower level has its own entry (also accessed from the 1st floor) and includes an open office area, a 16’x13’ private office, a room for a mini-kitchen/break room, another half bath and more storage. The building is heated with a 2zone gas system and has a Trane High Efficiency air conditioning system. The property has parking adjacent to the building and directly across the street (a total of 32 spaces with 3 designated for handicap parking). This unique property is listed at $1500/month. Tenant will be responsible for gas, electric and water utilities, along with their furniture, equipment and liability insurance. The owner will pay taxes, DAMA sewer and basic trash/recycling expense and insurance on the building. Photos and other information about this property are available online at CLICK on the link for Commercial and investment properties and enter 12-2089 in the MLS Search. For additional information or to schedule an appointment please contact Walter or Mary Ellen Belchick at 6966566 or email

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230 Robert St. 5 unit investment property. Remodeled in 2008. Four 1 bedroom units and one 2 1/2 bedroom unit. Off street parking for 3 cars and a private driveway for unit #2. Property has a community laundry room. MLS 12-2382 $219,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WEST PITTSTON


259 Shawnee Ave. 6 unit property with one 2 unit building and a 4 unit apartment building. The 2 unit property has been completely rebuilt from frame up in 2010! Very good condition 4 unit building has many updates also. MLS 12-2016 $269,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

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


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103 W. Chestnut St. 3 unit investment property. Completely remolded in 2010 including new plumbing and electrical service. Each unit has a laundry room. Large fenced yard and fully rented. MLS 12-2381 $119,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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 $159,900 Call Charlie VM 101

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LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED! KEELERSBURG River front lot with a deck overlooking water. Well, septic & electric on site. New price. $32,000. Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 KINGSTON 302-304 Wyoming Avenue One of the only commercial building lots available on Wyoming Ave. Make this extremely busy site the next address of your business. MLS 08-1872 $89,000 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON

912 Lots & Acreage 150 Dana St. Completely remodeled! Modern 5 unit property with hardwood flooring and ceramic tile in kitchens and baths. New furnace in 2009. Secure building. Fully rented. Large concrete basement for Owner’s storage, part of which could be used as an efficiency. All services separate. Utilities included in rent for #5 only. Great money maker MLS 12-1740 $319,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770



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


62 Hutson St. Duplex in good condition Fenced in yard and back screened porch. Fully rented. Property pays for itself with $$$ left over. Take a look NOW! MLS 12-1747 $59,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

70-72 Sullivan St. Well maintained 4 unit property with enclosed back porches and off street parking for 4 cars. Fully rented. New roof in 2008. Great investment. Make an appointment now! MLS 12-1748 $179,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

97 Kado St. Duplex on nice corner lot in quiet neighborhood. A little TLC needed. Could easily be converted to a single family. Motivated seller. MLS 12-1867 $84,900 Donald Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


3 APARTMENTS Unique, charming 1 Story Nantucket Style 2 bedroom owner’s cottage + duplex 1 & 2 bedroom. Extensive renovations made. 2 rents will pay bills, or rent 3 for max income. NOT IN FLOOD ZONE. Asking $135,900. 570-609-5133

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1st block S. Franklin St. Historic District. Beautiful 3 story building. 2,300 square feet on first floor. Commercial & residential use. 8 parking spaces. $395,000. Call 570-824-7173

401-403 Main St. 3 lots together. 2 in Kingston (nice corner paved lot) 1 in Edwardsville (40x60) potential to build with parking or parking for 20-48 vehicles. MLS 12-1465 $75,000 John Shelley 570-702-4162 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

$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

DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 $32,000 atlas Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

LEHMAN 9 Acres on Lehman Outlet Road. 470’ front, over 1,000’ deep. Wooded. $150,000. Call Besecker Realty 570-675-3611



Waterfront Property 80 Acre Pond 26 Acres of Land $425,000 106+ Acre property with 3 Bedroom Ranch home and pole barn in Franklin Township. Rare opportunity to own Perrins Marsh. Call Now for more information. MLS# 122427 $425,000 Call Cindy King 570-690-2689

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. $29,900 Call Charlie


5.4 acres in Glendale Manor. Walking distance to Crestwood High School. Is already subdivided into six lots . Perfect for a private custom home site or for development. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832.

570-675-4400 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


5 Acres $19,900 8 Acres $24,900 Gorgeous views, fields, woods! 30 minutes Albany. Just off 1-90. Fully approved for your country home! 888-793-7762

To place your ad call...829-7130 HARDING REDUCED Mt. Zion Road One acre lot just before Oberdorfer Road. Great place to build your dream home MLS 11-3521 $24,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


Beach Street. 2 nice building lots. Approx 100 x 150 each. Public sewer available. Paved road. Surveyed. $19,995 each.570-822-7359


Level building lot. 100 x 175, all utilities including gas. Ready for construction. $43,500 570-868-5257 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


Vacant Commercial Land. Route 309. High traffic location. All utilities.Between St. Jude’s & Walden Park on right. 132’x125’. $46,900 MLS 12-1657 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

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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 $17,000. Call 570-714-1296

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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


Location, Location, Location A most unique & desirable property. This is an opportunity to purchase a centrally situated lot with an unmatched view of this beautiful lake. If you are looking for that special building site, this is it! If you see it, you’ll agree. MLS# 11-1269 $179,900 Call Dale Williams Five Mountains Realty 570-256-3343 SHICKSHINNY

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


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187 Skyline Drive 2 + acres with 2 subdivided lots set in the woods with awesome views. Great location and all utilities. Build your dream home(s). MLS 12-1988 $99,900 John Shelley 570-702-4162 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WANAMIE 2 Miner Ave. Looking to build? Check this lot out! This is on the edge of a hill and has a great view. 440 acres corner of Belles and Miner MLS 12-1007 $14,900 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WHITE HAVEN Route 115 Nice level building lot right in front of the golf course! Close to I-80 & PA Turnpike. $14,500 Louise Gresh 570-233-8252 CENTURY 21 SELECT GROUP 570-455-8521 WILKES-BARRE 57 Fulton St. Nice residential area. Lot for sale 3080 square feet. MLS 12-1762 $5,000 Kelly ConnollyCuba EXT. 37 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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

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DUPONT 302 Main Street,

1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor 3 room apartment. Washer/dryer on premises, comes furnished OR unfurnished. A/C, water, sewer, garbage included. , $525/per month, + security and electric, unfurnished is $475 plus electric, no smoking. Call 570-466-2157 or 570-477-2847

NANTICOKE Nice, clean, 1 bed-

room, water, sewer, garbage fee included.Washer/dryer, refrigerator & stove availability. Security, $465/month. No pets, no smoking 570-542-5610


Quiet 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor. Yard/storage, heat/garbage included. $650. Available 7/7. Call 570-351-4651.


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1st floor, 2 bedroom. Laundry room, off street parking, large yard. Includes water, sewer & garbage References, 1st, last + security required. NO PETS $600/ month 570-735-8730 570-332-8080


74 W. Hartford St 1 bedroom + computer room. 2nd floor. Water,fridge, stove, washer/dryer included. No pets. Security, lease, application fee. $500 + utilities. 570-472-9494


1 bedroom apt. 2nd floor, large kitchen includes refrigerator, stove, water, garbage & sewer fees. Nice quiet, clean residential neighborhood. Pets negotiable 600/mo. Call 570-457-1955 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

DUPONT Totally renovated

6 large room apartment. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/electric range, electric washer & dryer on 1st floor. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting/flooring & energy efficient windows. Kitchen with snack bar. Full tiled pink bath on 1st floor. Beautiful original Victorian wainscotting, ceilings, woodwork & vintage wall paper. Victorian dining room with wall to wall carpet. Living room with large storage closet, 2 large bedrooms with wall to wall & large closets. Attic partially finished for storage. 2nd floor large front balcony with beautiful view of the Valley. 1st floor back porch with large back yard, off-street parking. Easy access to I-81, airport & casino. Tranquil neighborhood. No smoking. $800 + utilities & security. 570-762-8265

EDWARDSVILLE 3 or 4 bedroom. Off street parking. Gas heat. $600 + utilities & security. Call 570-814-7562

EXETER 2nd floor, 1 bed-

room. Washer/dryer included. No pets. $500/month includes heat & water. Security deposit required. 570-357-1383

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EXETER Nice one bedroom first floor apartment with extra room in Basement. Washer hookup. Heat & hot water included in rent. References & security required. Non Smoking. $650 per month. Call Nancy Answini Gilroy Real Estate (570)237-5999


1 BEDROOM, 2ND FLOOR APT Very nice, quiet, clean, great neighborhood. Hardwood floors, air, washer /dryer with newer appliances, storage. 1st/last/security with one year lease. References required. $650 + utilities. Water/ sewer by owner, no pets, non-smoking. Call 202-997-9185 for appointment


82 Yates St. 1st floor, 1 bedroom, quiet neighborhood, off-street parking, washer/dryer hook-up. No pets $550/month + utilities. Available July 1st. Call 570-287-5090


WATER/TRASH INCLUDED. 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove, coin operated washer/dryer on premises, new carpeting and paint throughout, offstreet parking, no pets, no smoking. $625/mo.+ security & lease. Available Immediately (570)760-4830

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VICTORIAN APARTMENT Just renovated, 1st floor, 1 bedroom, spacious dining & living rooms, working gas fireplace with period appropriate mantle. Hardwood floors throughout. Central Air. Hot water & gas heat. Off street parking. Classic & completely updated kitchen - all appliances included. Security & fire alarm hardwired & monitored 24 hours. Quiet residential neighborhood. No pets. Non smoking. Water & sewage included. $750/ month + utilities. SOCIETY RENTALS 570-693-4575




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KINGSTON 1 bedroom, ATTRACTIVE, CONVIENANT & QUIET., Closets, porch, yard, gas heat, spacious. NO Pets, NO smoking, NO Section 8. $525+ utilities, discount available. 574-9827


2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Refrigerator & stove provided. Offstreet parking. $525/month includes water. No pets. Call 570-779-1684

KINGSTON 2nd floor, 3 bed-

rooms, deluxe duplex with den, 1.5 bath, living and dining rooms, eat in kitchen , all appliances+ washer/dryer, carpeted, A/C, garage, no pets/smoking. Lease required. 570-287-1733


2nd floor, 3 bedrooms, very clean, refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer, yard, offstreet parking, no pets. $800/month, plus utilities & security. Call (570)814-8116


399 - 401 Elm Ave. Quiet convenientneighborhood. Newly remodeled apartments. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apts. $600 each + utilities NO PETS, No section 8 housing. References and security required. 570-301-2785


800 Block Market Street. Ground level, 1st floor, 2 bedroom, refrigerator & stove. $670 to $720/month, includes utilities Security & references. Call JIm at 570-288-3375 or visit www.dream

KINGSTON Beautiful, over-

sized 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. $1,000 monthly plus utilities. No smoking. Call 570-472-1110

(check availability)

America Realty Efficiencies $500+ utilities 288-1422

Remodeling in progress, all 2nd floors, all new kitchen appliances, laundry, parking. 2 year leases, No pets or Smoking, Employment application mandatory.


Two 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartments. All utilities included. No pets. $450 + 1 month security. (908) 964-1554


1 or 2 bedroom, LAKE FRONT apartments. Wall to wall, appliances, lake rights, off street parking. No Pets. Lease, security & references. 570-639-5920 KINGSTON & surrounding areas

UPCOMING RENTALS: PLAINS: 3 floors 3 bedrooms, + bonus room. $525. + utilities KINGSTON: 2 floor unit/2 baths, 2 bedrooms. deck off Master room. $525. + utilities KINGSTON: 1/2 Double large 3 bedroom, new kitchen, yard, off street parking, convenient location /quiet area. $800. + utilities KINGSTON: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor $460. + utilities KINGSTON: Large 3 bedroom. 3rd floor. Off street parking, close to parks, shopping.... $550. + utilities. SHAVERTOWN: Corner home. 2-3 bedrooms, bonus room. 2 baths, garage. $825. + gas, electric. Well as water supply. Appliances/ maintenance are all units..... No Pets. Credit check, references, lease required Taking applications for July occupancy! 570-899-3407


CONVENIENTLY LOCATED Architect designed, light, bright 2nd floor 1 bedroom with secure entry. Carpeted. Air conditioned. Laundry facilities. Extra storage. Off street parking. References, security, lease. No smokers please. $490/ month + utilities. Call 570-287-0900

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Duplex Great 1st floor, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living&dining rooms, eat-in kitchen, all appliances, washer/dryer, carpeted, A/C, garage, no pets/smoking. Lease required 570-287-1733


1st floor, 1 bedroom in a beautiful home. 3 rooms, fridge & stove. Washer/dryer hookup in basement, yard, porch, $475 + security. No pets. 570-542-7740 KINGSTON Modern 2 bedroom 1 bath. Second floor. $600 + utilities. Call Darren 570-825-2468


Modern, 1st floor, 1 bedroom, off-street parking, no pets, $495/month, plus utilities & security. Call 706-5628


Newly remodeled 1 bedroom, central heat & air, wall to wall carpeting, off street parking, washer/dryer hookup, No pets. $450 Call 570-288-9507


Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON Very nice 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Living room with hardwood floors, kitchen, bath. 2 enclosed porches and off street parking. Heat, hot water, stove, fridge included. $525/mo + security deposit. No Pets. Nonsmoking. 570-288-0770


Apartments/ Unfurnished


3 bedrooms,1 bath, $650/per month, Call 570-760-0511


Large, spacious 1 or 2 bedroom. Appliances and utilities included. Off street parking. $595. Call 570-704-8134



206 Haverford Dr. Oakwood Park Thoroughly modern, completely renovated 3 bedroom 1.5 bath Townhome in centrally located Oakwood Park. All appliances, hardwood floor, central air. $1200/mo + utilities. No Pets. EILEEN R. MELONE REAL ESTATE 570-821-7022


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


Large, 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Wall to wall carpeting. No pets. $575/month + utilities. 570-301-7723


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. 570474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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


S. Hanover St 1 bedroom + attic. 2nd floor. Fridge/ stove. Hook- ups, yard. No pets. $449 + $300 security. INCLUDES HEAT & WATER. Call 570-824-8786


Available 8/1/12 Three bedrooms, stove & washer. Nice yard, great 3rd floor playroom/ office. $700/month, + utilities, 1 month rent & security. Call 570-262-4604


2nd floor, 1 bedroom. Appliances. Very clean. Fresh Paint. No pets. Includes heat & water. $500/month. 570-693-2148 570-430-1204


Large 1 bedroom apartment, washer/dryer hookup, water, sewer & heat included, $700 per month. 1st months, last months + deposit. Call 570-443-0770

PITTSTON MUST SEE!!!! Modern 1 bedroom,

sunroom/patio, all appliances. Off street parking. Air, utilities by tenant. No Pets. $575/mo. 1 month security & references. Call 570-655-6598 leave message


Totally renovated 1 bedroom apartment. Off street parking. Corian counters. $525 + utilities. No Pets. 570-654-5387


Clean, quiet 1 bedroom, 1st floor apartment. Off street parking, no pets, no smoking. $550/month includes heat & water. Credit & background check, 1 month security & 1 year lease. 570-820-3906 570-899-6710


Modern 2nd floor 2 bedroom. 1 bath, Kitchen with appliances. new carpeting. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550/month plus utilities. 570-714-9234


2 bedroom, no pets security and lease $500/mo. + utilities 570-762-5340


2 bedrooms, living & dining rooms, new kitchen, offstreet parking, washer/dryer, basement, yard. Security & references. No Pets. $675/month. Sewer & trash included. Call 570-474-9321 or 570-690-4877


1 bedroom, 1st floor Stove & refrigerator included. Newly remodeled. $475 + utilities 570-357-1138

WEST PITTSTON 1st floor, 1 bedroom, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, water & sewer, no pets. $550/month, + utilities & security (570)388-4242


2 bedroom. 2nd floor. $550 plus utilities 570-299-5471


2nd floor, 1 bedroom Eat-in kitchen, stove, refrigerator, disposal. Full bath Living room, den washer/dryer in basement. $600/ month + electric. References, credit check, security + 1st month. No smoking, no pets. 570.262.0671


2nd floor, 4 rooms. Hardwood floors. Heat and hot water included. No pets. No smoking. Call 570-479-4069

WEST PITTSTON Beautifully remodeled 2nd floor, 2 story, 2 bedroom apartment. Large closets. Washer / dryer hookup. Front & Rear porch. No pets. Lease. $650 + heat & electric. Call 570-287-9631 or 570-417-4311


Everything new. 1st floor 1 bedroom efficiency. $495. Includes all utilities. No pets. Call 570-287-9631 or 570-417-4311

WEST PITTSTON One room, 1st

floor, furnished efficiency. Galley kitchen, granite bath, built-ins, washer/dryer. Security & references. Nonsmokers, no pets. $700 includes heat & water. 570-655-4311 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


Small, modern 1 bedroom efficiency. Corner shower, Berber carpeting, track lighting. No pets/smoking. Lease, security & references. Heat, water/sewer/ electric included. $625/per month Call (570) 954-1329


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 / KINGSTON Efficiency 1 & 2

bedrooms. Includes all utilities, parking, laundry. No pets. From $390 to $675. Lease, security & references. 570-970-0847

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! WILKES-BARRE / PARSONS Spacious 3 bedroom 3rd floor apartment. Large eat-in kitchen. Close to casino. $700 / month + water & cooking gas. Call 570-793-9449


425 S. FRANKLIN ST. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence & all doors electronically locked. Studio - $450. 1 bedroom - $550. 2 bedroom - $650. Water & sewer paid. One month security deposit. Call 570-793-6377 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment. Or email shlomo_voola


Convenient location, newly remodeled, 1st floor, 2 bedroom. Heat & water included. Quiet neighborhood $635/month, 1st, last, security & lease. No pets. (570)822-4302


4 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, Wall to Wall carpet, stove, fridge, washer & dryer $550 + security. Heat Included. No pets. Call 570-823-2214 after 1 p.m.


Apartments/ Unfurnished



WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom single family Š5 bedroom large Š2 bedroom, heat & water included Š 2 bedroom, totally remodeled Š 3 bedroom, half double, immaculate condition KINGSTON Š1 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included AVOCA Š3 Bedroom, water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon


Renovated 2 bedrooms, 2nd floor, large living room & kitchen, full attic, Includes water, sewer & garbage. $600/per month. NO PETS. Call 570-696-2000


Commercial Properties


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


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

WILKES-BARRE LODGE Formerly The Travel Lodge 497 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre Rooms Starting at: Daily $44.99 + tax Weekly $189.99 + tax Microwave, Refrigerator, WiFi, HBO 570-823-8881 www.Wilkes


2nd floor, 2 bedroom, w/w carpet, , water included. Tenant pays electric No pets. $450 plus security. Call 570-814-1356


2nd floor, 1 bedroom. $450 + utilities, security & lease. No pets. Call 570-472-9494


PARSONS Recently remodeled 2 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Stove, fridge, washer & dryer included. $485 + utilities & security. Call 570-650-2494


bedroom, big living room, off-street parking, washer /dryer hook-up. $500 + utilities & security deposit. 570-690-7721


South Meade St., 2nd floor. Very large 1.5 bedroom, carpeting, dishwasher & washer/dryer hook-up, off street parking, central air and heat, tenant pays gas heat and electric. $600/month Income verification & 1 month security. 570-824-8517


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


Lots of light, wood floors. Summer only ok. $425. All utilities included. No pets. 570-826-1934


1,250 sf. Excellent for shipping & receiving. Private powder room. Loading dock. Separate over head and entrance doors. Gas Heat. Easy Access. $450 + security & references. 570-706-5628



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

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16-18 Linden St. Professional office space for lease near General Hospital. Ideally suited for medical offices. Other possible uses would include a deli style restaurant. MLS 12-1052 $1200 per month Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


BEST $1 SQ. FT. LEASES YOU’LL EVER SEE! Warehouse, distribution, storage, light manufacturing. Gas heat, sprinklers, overhead doors, parking for 30 cars. Yes, that $1 sq.ft. lease! We have 6,000 sq. ft., 9,000 sq.ft., 27,000 sq.ft., and 13,000 sq. ft. Can combine. There is nothing this good! Call Larry @ 570-696-4000 or 570-430-1565

WILKES-BARRE TWP. Lease 20,000 sq. ft. near I-81 on Casey Ave. Zoned M-3 Heavy manufacturing & distribution. Gas heat, sprinkler, HE lighting, 21’ ceilings. Drive in 12’ x 12’ door & 3 dock doors. J. B. Post Co. 570-270-9255


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3 bedrooms. Vinyl sided. All windows vinyl thermal-payne. Steel insulated entry doors with deadbolts. Economical gas heat. Bath w/shower. Quiet small side street. Off street parking. Lease. References checked. $525/mo plus utilities. Call (570) 650-3803

HARDING 183 Market St. Office space available in beautifully renovated professional building. Great high traffic location! 2 separate offices with large reception area. Bonus use of conference room MLS 12-1049 $1000 per month Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770



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Commercial Properties

Immaculate 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath in country setting. washer/dryer hookup off kitchen. plenty of storage. 1 year lease. No pets allowed. Credit check required. $695/month. Call Christine Romani 570-696-0840

LEWITH & FREEMAN 570-696-3801


Apartments/ Unfurnished

Wilkeswood Apartments 1 & 2 BR Apts

2 & 3 BR Townhomes

570-822-2711 KINGSTON


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


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

3 bedroom, 1 bath, half double, $700 plus utilities, sewer included. No pets.1st months, last months + deposit. Call 570-443-0770


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


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


2 bedrooms. Washer dryer hookup. $450 + utilities. Call 570-954-7919


4 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. $465/month + security & utilities. Sewer and trash included. 570-735-0258


Huge, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath in Hanover Section. Parking, $625 per month, $1,250 due at signing. Nice park across the street. Call 570-851-6448 leave message.


Large 3 bedroom half double. Front porch, lovely rear yard, off street parking. Newly renovated. New kitchen, bathroom & appliances including washer/dryer. Clean attic and basement for storage or workshop. $800 + utilities Call 570-881-0320


Elizabeth Street 1 bedroom half double with large rooms. Neutral decor. Ample closets. Screened in porch & private yard. $350 + utilities security & lease. NO PETS. Call 570-793-6294 PLAINS 72 Cleveland Street 2 bedroom home, large Living room and kitchen. Washer /dryer hookups, with yard, electric heat $525 + utilities. Call Louise Gresh 570-233-8252 CENTURY 21 SELECT GROUP 570-455-8521


Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 bath with Victorian charm with hardwood floors, neutral decor, stained glass window, large kitchen with washer /dryer hook-up, off-street parking. $700 month + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS. 570-793-6294


CHURCH ST 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, fenced yard, off street parking. Section 8 ok. $575 per month. 908-565-0840


76 N. Empire St. 3 bedrooms, offstreet parking, pets ok. Section 8 Approved. $550/ month + security. 570-793-0028


Apartments/ Unfurnished

EAST MOUNTAIN APARTMENTS The good life... close at hand

Regions Best Address

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.





MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS 61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

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

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

• Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation

Please call 570-825-8594 D/TTY 800-654-5984

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Half Doubles


Very large 2 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, eat in kitchen, washer / dryer hookup, front porch, shared yard with rear deck. Water included. $575 + gas, electric & security. No pets Call 570-814-1356

953 Houses for Rent

953 Houses for Rent

HANOVER TWP. 2nd floor apartment with 2 bedrooms, gas heat, walk up attic, hardwood floors and AC wall units. Credit check required. No pets. $600/month + utilities. Call Nicole @ 570-474-6307 or 570-715-7757

Newly remodeled. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, off street parking, fenced yard, some pets okay, appliances included. $800/month + utilities & security Call (570) 899-2665

953 Houses for Rent

Residential neighborhood, single family Cape Cod with attached 1 car garage. Covered front porch and open rear deck. Living room, kitchen/dinette. 1 large bedroom, bath, and den with washer/dryer on 1st floor. 2nd floor, large bedroom and bath, and small bedroom/office and attic storage. $850/ month includes trash & sewer. Tenant pays utilities. 1st month and security deposit required. Call 570-696-1821 & leave message.

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307


959 Mobile Homes

DALLAS 166 davenport St,. TOWNHOUSE 2 years old. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, central air, hardwood floors, 1st floor laundry room. $1600 month + utilities, Call Geri 570-696-0888

HAZLETON EAGLE ROCK R E S O RT Gated Community. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1.5 bath. Beautiful custom home, finished basement, stone fireplace, many many amenities, including swimming pool, golf, tennis, skiing, fitness center, among more... Located on a lakeview property, Quiet & Secure, $1200/per month, For rent OR for sale. No pets. Please call 215-416-2497

Single family home for rent. Newly renovated. 2 bedroom. Kitchen, dining room, updated bath. New carpeting. 1 car garage. $550 + utilities. Call Valerie 570-606-7006


3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, & big yard. $950/ month + security & 1st month, No pets. Ask for Bob or Jean 570-477-3599

SALEM TWP./ BERWICK 3 bedroom ranch

on spacious lot. Very well kept. Needs responsible tenant. Pets considered. $1000/month, + security. Dale Williams (570)256-3343 Five Mountains Realty

SHAVERTOWN 5 bedrooms, 1.5

baths, lots of parking, yard and deck, stove and refrigerator included, washer/dryer hook-up, $950/per month, plus utilities &security deposit. Call 570-574-5170

SHICKSHINNY bedroom single

1 home, out of flood zone. Partially furnished. For details, Call 570-542-4187

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KINGSTON Townhouse

conveniently located on residential street, ultra modern, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, large eat-in kitchen, central air, gas heat, off street parking, outside maintenance provided, heat & utilities by tenant, no pets, no smoking, 1 year lease, and 1 month security. Call


280 D ENNISON S T. 2 bedroom ranch, Living room, Kitchen with appliances, Washer/ Dryer hookup, Off-street parking, Nice yard. No Pets. Oil Baseboard hot water heat. $700 + utilities & security. Call 570-779-5910

SWOYERSVILLE Rent to own, 3


bedrooms incl. all appliances, 1.5 baths. Full basement, gas heat, large yard, good neighborhood. No pets/smoking. $900/month + 1st and last, Call for purchase details. references. 570-283-1017

570-287-6822 MOUNTAINTOP 1900+ square feet. Raised ranch with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, open kitchen/dining room, 3 season porch, 2 gas Fireplaces, fenced yard & 2 car built in garage. Near Fairview Elementary. No cats. Credit check required. $1,350/month + utilities. Call Debbie Reed @ 570-474-6307 or 570-715-7746


Neighborhood One 3 Bedroom $625 One 2 bedroom $600 Plus all utilities, security & background check. No pets. 570-766-1881



Single family, 3 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup. Fenced in yard. $800 + utilities & security. 570-814-7562

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

971 Vacation & Resort Properties


Come relax & enjoy great fishing & tranquility at it’s finest. Housekeeping cottages on the water with all the amenities of home.


(315) 375-8962

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Commercial Properties


MEDICAL OFFICE Park Office Building 400 Third Ave., Kingston

1512 Sq Ft.----can be expanded to 1944 Sq.Ft. For Rental Information Call:


Commercial Properties

971 Vacation & Resort Properties BRANT BEACH, LBI, NEW JERSEY 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 10. 1 block to the beach 1/2 block to the bay. Front porch, rear deck, all the conveniences of home. Many weeks still available. $1,000 to $1,950. Call Darren Snyder 570-696-2010

Marilyn K. Snyder Real Estate, Inc.

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Fleetwood Cimarron 5th wheel. 36.5C. ‘88 model. In good condition. Located in beautiful 150 acre tree farm in Maine. Swimming pools, hiking trails, ponds, rec halls, potlucks & activities. Dogs welcome. Beautiful site rental with huge maple tree in front & bubbling brook in back. For Rent: $350/weekly $1,000/monthly For Sale: $3,500 (570) 762-3747


STONEHURST COTTAGES Weekly & monthly rentals. Lake privileges with private beach & docks. $525-$825/week. Call Garrity Realty (570) 639-1891


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Ocean Front, on the beach. 1 bedroom condo, pool. 5/04/12 - 6/22/12 $1,250/week 6/22/12 - 9/7/12 $1,550/week 570-693-3525

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Newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Large kitchen with stove, water, sewer & garbage included. $545 + 1st & last. 570-332-8922

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5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, patio, enclosed porch, wall to wall carpeting. Off-street parking, no pets or smoking. $700/ month + utilities & security. 570-237-5216


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A/C & Refrigeration Services

DUCTLESS A/C $79.00 per

month Call 570-736HVAC (4822)

STRISH A/C Ductless / Central

Air Conditioning Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 570-332-0715


Appliance Service


ence fixing major appliances: Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Compactors. Most brands. Free phone advice & all work guaranteed. No service charge for visit. 570-706-6577


Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / repair, Porches, decks & steps


Specializing in decking, siding, roofing, kitchens & bathrooms, additions & more. In house licensed Architect & Engineer. Fully Lic. & Ins. Summer Special 10% off decking, siding & roofing. Seniors discount. 570-945-3264




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


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


Any and all types of remodeling from windows to design build renovations. Handyman Services also, Electric, Plumbing, Building. PA license 048740 accepts Visa & Mastercard call 570-826-0919


Any jobs, small or big. Call Bahram 570-855-8405


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

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Building & Remodeling


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


Call the Building Industry Association for a list of qualified members

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Chimney Service

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


& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

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


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


Cleaning & Maintainence

Connie’s Cleaning 15 years experience Bonded & Insured Residential Cleaning Connie Mastruzzo Brutski - Owner 570-430-3743 Connie does the cleaning!


Dependable & professional. Flexible rates and hours. Supplies provided. References Available 357-1951, after 6pm

Northeast Janitorial Services, LLC

Commercial & Residential cleaning, FREE ESTIMATES. Call 570-237-2193 Northeast Janitorial Services,LLC Commercial and Residential Cleaning. FREE ESTIMATES 570-237-2193


Residential/ Commercial Tenant move out. New construction cleanups. “Take a Rest, Call the Best” 570-332-0324


Concrete & Masonry


Brick, block, concrete, pavers. Specializing in stone. Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured. Senior Discount. Call 570-702-3225 COVERT & SONS CONCRETE CO. Give us a call, we’ll beat them all! 570-696-3488 or 570-239-2780


Concrete & Masonry

BGD CONCRETE We Specialize in

All Phases of Concrete Work We Also Seal Coat Asphalt Driveways No Job Too Small! 570-239-9178

D. Pugh Concrete

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


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

Williams & Franks Inc

Masonry - Concrete Brick-Stonework. Chimneys-Stucco” “NO JOB TOO SMALL” “Damage repair specialist” 570-466-2916

1057Construction & Building ALR CONSTRUCTION INC. Additions, siding, windows, kitchens, bathrooms, new homes & more! A name you can trust. Guaranteed quality you can depend on! 570-606-3462 PA087364 DOUBLE D Construction Co General Contractors. We do all types of work, including concrete, stucco, sidewalks, patios, & all general construction. “We do it all” Call anytime at 570-991-7670 or 570-690-2642 and ask for Dave. FATHER & SON CONSTRUCTION Interior & Exterior Remodeling Jobs of All Sizes 570-814-4578 570-709-8826

FS Construction

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


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


Renovations, flood and fire damage, garages, siding and roofing, Free Estimates. 25 years experience, licensed, insured. PA079799 Call 570-446-2973


Dry Wall


Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates





Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


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



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




Foundations, land clearing, driveways, storm drainage, blacktop repair, etc. Free Estimates 570-332-0077


Fencing & Decks

ACTION FENCE SUMMER SALE: Discounts on pvc & chain link fence! New & Used. Sales & Installation FREE ESTIMATES! 1-888-FENCE-80


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

1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning


Window Cleaning Pressure washing Insured 570-288-6794 PJ’s Window Cleaning & Janitorial Services Windows, Gutters, Carpets, Power washing and more. INSURED/BONDED. 570-283-9840


Handyman Services

All Your Home Repair Needs, licensed & Insured Painting, powerwashing, carpentry & more, No Job Too Small. Free Estimates Russell’s Property Maintenance 570-406-3339

DOPainting, IT ALL HANDYMAN drywall,

plumbing & all types of interior & exterior home repairs. 570-829-5318 VICTORY HANDYMAN SERVICE You Name It, We Can Do it. Over 30 Years Experience in General Construction Licensed & Insured 570-313-2262


Hauling & Trucking


Hauling & Trucking

C&M Property Management Estate Cleanouts Rubbish Removal Grass Cutting Hedge Trimming Light Excavating Stone & Dirt Delivery. Tree Trimming/Removal Driveway Sealing Chris-570-574-5018 Matt-570-855-4840

Mike’s $5-Up

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

826-1883 472-4321 S & S HAULING & GARBAGE REMOVAL

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




Turning 65? Going on Medicare? Need Medicare Supplement Insurance? We also offer long/short term care coverage, life insurance, and annuities for nursing home care that pay 6.7% You have questions, we have answers! 570-580-0797


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 25 years experience. Landscape designs, retaining walls, pavers, patios, decks, walkways, ponds, lighting, seeding, mulch, etc. Free Estimates 570-288-5177

JAY’S LAWN SERVICE Spring clean-ups,

mowing, mulching and more! Free Estimates 570-574-3406

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299

LIVING PROOF Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance Free estimates, Reasonable rates, Senior discounts, No job to small, we do it all! 570-831-5579

A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582 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


garages, yards, houses, and also roof shingles. Same day service. Licensed & Insured 570-952-4860

TOUGH BRUSH & TALL GRASS Mowing, edging, mulching, shrubs & hedge shaping. Tree pruning. Garden tilling. Spring Clean Ups. Weekly & bi-weekly lawn care. Fully Insured. 20+ years experience 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

CALL PAUL FOR grass cutting &

lawn care. Back Mountain area. 570-675-8656 or 570-592-4384

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



Painting & Wallpaper



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



MasonryContractor Let A Real Mason Bid Your Project! Brick, Block, Concrete, Stone, Chimney & Stucco Repair, Retaining Walls, Patio & Pavers, Stamped & Colored Concrete, etc. Fully Insured. 570-466-0879

1189 Miscellaneous Service


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


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


Paving & Excavating



288-8995 1195

1162 Landscaping/ Garden

AA1AAlways C L E Ahauling, NING

cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters.655-0695 592-1813or287-8302



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


Painting & Wallpaper

A.B.C. Professional Painting 36 Yrs Experience We Specialize In New Construction Residential Repaints Comm./Industrial All Insurance Claims Apartments Interior/Exterior Spray,Brush, Rolls WallpaperRemoval Cabinet Refinishing Drywall/Finishing Power Washing Deck Specialist Handy Man FREE ESTIMATES

Larry Neer 570-606-9638


Aluminium Siding Refinishing Experts You Name It, We Know How to Paint It! Over 30 Years Experience 570-313-2262


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




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

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520 Mountain Top

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


Pressure Washing

Russells Property Maintenance Professional Powerwashing & Painting, Licensed and Insured 570-406-3339


Roofing & Siding

ABSOLUTELY FREE ESTIMATES E-STERN CO. 30 year architec tural shingles. Do Rip off & over the top. Fully Insured PA014370 570-760-7725 or 570-341-7411 EVERHART CONSTRUCTION Roofing, siding, gutters, chimney repairs & more. Free Estimates, Lowest Prices 570-855-5738

H O S CONSTRUCTION Roofing specialist, call today and save$$$ 570-574-4618

J & F CONSTRUCTION All types of roofing. Repairs & Installation 25 Years Experience Licensed/Insured Free Estimates Reliable Service 570-855-4259


570-824-6381 Roof Repairs & New Roofs. Shingle, Slate, Hot Built Up, Rubber, Gutters & Chimney Repairs. Year Round. Licensed/Insured ŠFREE EstimatesŠ *24 Hour Emergency Calls*

Jim Harden


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

Executive Painting & Remodeling. Paint, drywall, Drywall repair, Flood and mold damage and more. Call about our power washing specials! 15 yrs. Exp. Fully insured 570-215-0257 EXECUTIVEPAINTING.BIZ **1 Year Anniversary 10% off**

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


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


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