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Letter to the Editor: Writer calls for ‘this generation … to take back our country’

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The government, the president, they’re crooks; but they want you to think that they’re changing the world into a better place.But, really, look around you. Look at what is going on in 2014.They are all liars, and until the American people wake up and vote for alternative parties, nothing will ever change. It’s up to our generation to spread the word and speak the truth.Wake up the people, one person at a time. Plant the seeds of change now so, hopefully, they will blossom into a mass revolution. We need to act now, before it’s too late. So many others are already brainwashed, but this generation can be the generation to take back our country from these snakes who stole it from the people, our people.

 

Letter to the Editor: Peach Festival organizers praise orchard, Almighty and others for successful event

The members of St. John United Church of Christ in Wapwallopen thank everyone who attended our second annual Peach Festival.Another year God gave us a beautiful day! We had many talented crafters and wonderful entertainment by Jesse and Company.We also thank Heller’s for the delicious peaches for the ice cream, pies and shortcake. Likewise, we thank everyone who made the event a success....

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Crack, marijuana and gun in car stopped at Sherman Hills

WILKES-BARRE — Police stopped a vehicle leaving Sherman Hills apartment around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and found crack, marijuana and a loaded short-barrel revolver.According to police Taleek Sistrunk, 22 of 308 North Empire Street, drove the vehicle over a curb as it left the complex and had a rear brake light bulb out, prompting a traffic stop. As the officer approached, rear-seat passenger Jevaun Brown, 25 of 19 South Empire Street, was observed leaning over and shoving his ha...

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Pennsylvania State Police: Eric Frein has ‘personal battle’ with law enforcement

Friends described homicide suspect Eric Matthew Frein as intelligent, an Eagle Scout and a military re-enactor, while the state police call him a “coward” who dressed up as a Serbian soldier.The manhunt for the 31-year-old Canadensis man continued Wednesday throughout the rural and dense areas of the Poconos in Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, prompting the closure of several schools in the region.Frein faces charges in the slaying of state police Cpl. Bryon ...

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Paying respects to fallen trooper

DUNMORE — Sharon Hahn, a neighbor of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson, said the fallen trooper will be remembered as “a hero” for waking up and putting on his uniform every day.Dickson, 38, was killed and another trooper was critically wounded in an ambush Friday night outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks in Pike County.Hahn, of Dunmore, was one of the hundreds of mourners — including law-enforcement agents from across the ...

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Trooper ambush suspect Frein may be relying on sniper training manual

“Sniper Training and Employment,” the book found in the Canadensis bedroom of accused killer Eric Frein’s parent’s house, is meant for special forces military training.His father, Michael Frein, is a retired major with 28 years in the U.S. Army.Despite a directive to destroy the manual to prevent disclosure of the contents of the manual, written on the title page, various copies are easily found on the Internet.Frein is believed to be a...

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Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition primes community on pipeline issues

DALLAS — The message rang loud and clear during a Wednesday Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition meeting: if you don’t want pipelines through your town, a united front is the best way to stall them.The anti-fracking group gave about 90 people from the Back Mountain to Columbia County to Bear Creek a primer on how to engage as at least four pipeline projects that are in the works for the region.While exploration has shown there’s not much natural gas below L...

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Nanticoke volleyball prevails in five games

Nanticoke rallied for a tense 3-2 match win over North Pocono on Wednesday in WVC girls volleyball play. The Trojans won 17-25, 25-20, 6-25, 25-23, 15-13.Jenna Lipowski had 30 assists, served up 10 aces and had for digs for Nanticoke. Deanna Thomas had nine kills and had 16 digs in the victory. Celeste Deslich killed eight points and had six digs for Nanticoke and Abby Zykoski finished with seven kills and nine digs in the win.Wyoming Area 3, Lake-Lehman 0...

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One injured, four left homeless in Wilkes-Barre fire

WILKES-BARRE — One man was injured and flown to a burn center while four other people were left homeless when a fire swept through the second floor of a building at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Beaumont Street Wednesday afternoon.Deputy Fire Chief Alan Klapat said the victim was breathing when found and did not appear to have suffered major burns.Klapat said there were three apartments, two with one resident each and one with three. He said one other resid...

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IRS subpoenaed information on Glodzik companies from Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority

WEST PITTSTON — The Internal Revenue Service recently obtained information from the Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority related to Leo A. Glodzik III, the former Wilkes-Barre city towing contractor whose businesses were raided by the FBI last month and who faces unrelated criminal charges.Authority Recording Secretary Margaret Thomas told the authority board on Tuesday that IRS Special Agent Maria A. Grabinski went to the authority office on Aug. 25 and provided a subpoena...

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Lehman field hockey knocks off Sem

DALLAS — There isn’t anything Sarah Sabaluski wouldn’t do for her Lake-Lehman field hockey team.She’s got the bruises on her knees to prove it.So in one of the biggest games of the season, the sophomore half back came through with the game-winning goal, courtesy of Kate Supey, to give the Black Knights a 2-1 win over Wyoming Seminary on Wednesday afternoon.“I kind of just had so much adrenaline because I had the ball and I normall...

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Dallas girls soccer wins battle of unbeatens

DALLAS — Dallas stayed undefeated early in the 2014 girls soccer season as the Mountaineers took down Pittston Area 6-1 on Wednesday. Both teams came into the match without a loss and looking to continue their success. Dallas was on the offensive for most of the first half, spending most of their time on Pittston Area’s side of the field. The Patriots played tough the whole match, taking a 1-1 tie into halftime, but they could only hold off the Mountaineers for so long...

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Judge lifts stay in paramedic’s suit against Wilkes-Barre city, Leighton

SCRANTON — After receiving notice the criminal investigation of a Wilkes-Barre paramedic was over, a federal judge gave the go-ahead for attorneys to proceed with gathering information for the retaliation suit filed by Tyler Hammond against the mayor and the city.U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion Monday lifted the stay in discovery he issued in May that put the case on hold until the investigation headed by former Lt. Joseph Bitzer was completed.Bitzer has since ...

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You may brush off this toothpaste after these findings

A dental hygienist in Phoenix has been noticing something peculiar in patients' mouths, and now a major toothpaste manufacturer is responding by removing a popular ingredient from its toothpaste, according to KPNX, the ABC affiliate in Phoenix. Trish Walrave...

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Pugliese, pioneering eye surgeon in Northeastern Pennsylvania, dies

Dr. Joseph F. Pugliese, a pioneering ophthalmologist in Northeastern Pennsylvania, died recently at the age of 87.He trained under Dr. Charles Kelman, a world renowned eye surgeon who introduced phacoemulsification to the world of eye surgery. This procedure allowed cataract surgery to be done through a tiny incision. Pugliese would fly to New York, observe Kelman and fly back to have office hours in the afternoon.Pugliese introduced this surgery to the Wyoming Valley an...

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Salvation Army chapel plan gets Wilkes-Barre Zoning Hearing Board approval

WILKES-BARRE — The Salvation Army’s plans for a 6,100 square foot chapel at its adult rehabilitation facility on Hill Street received approval Wednesday from the city’s Zoning Hearing Board.The 182-seat chapel would provide more space than the crowded dining room used by 60 men as part of the Christian residential rehabilitation program, said Michael Tillsley, administrator for business of the Wilkes-Barre center.“Right now they’re in space,...

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Wilkes-Barre City Administrator Marie McCormick to retire, Leighton says

WILKES-BARRE – City Administrator Marie McCormick will retire this week after 28 years in service to the city, Mayor Thomas M. Leighton announced today.Her last day will be Friday. Her annual salary was $91,303, according to the city’s 2014 budget.Deputy City Administrator Greg Barrouk has been promoted to city administrator, and Ann Toole was appointed as deputy city administrator.According to a statement released by Leighton’s office, McCor...

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There’s another big game in town

If timing is really everything, then Lake-Lehman and Old Forge have bad timing.The two playoff contenders lock up in a crucial battle on Friday night at Lake-Lehman. The problem is the focus that night will be about 10 miles away when Berwick travels to Wyoming Valley West.Perhaps a dimmer spotlight will benefit Lehman (2-1). The Black Knights have lost four straight to Old Forge (3-0) and have had some of their worst offensive performances against the Blue Devils. Lehma...

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