News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Pittston Area Grand Reunion set for Sept. 12 at Genetti’s in Wilkes-Barre The Pittston High School Class of 1960 will host Grand Reunion II for all the classes from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950, and 1960s. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:30:11 EST Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce holds 95th annual dinner meeting EXETER — The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce held its 95th Annual Dinner at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Atty. John Terrana served as toastmaster, Fr. Paul McDonnell was the featured speaker and Barbara Pirrella-Sico received the 2015 Outstanding Business of the Year Award on behalf of Bayada Home Health Care. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:10:11 EST Rowing club coming to Harveys Lake at location of old boat ramp HARVEYS LAKE — The sign says “Private Property.”It further states: “No Public Access,” and “No public right of way exists here.” Fri, 29 May 2015 11:00:12 EST Average gas prices for May 29 The state's average gas price dipped by a penny overnight, but the other averages held steady.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following figures for today's average gas prices: Fri, 29 May 2015 10:45:12 EST PennDOT to begin improvement project on signal network in Dunmore on Monday DUNMORE — PennDOT will soon begin an improvement project on the signal network on the O'Neill Highway in Dunmore. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:50:13 EST City police searching for missing teenage girl WILKES-BARRE — Police are searching for a teenage girl that has not been seen in a little over a week. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:05:13 EST Police: Woman almost fell victim to tax scam, but got money back WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A woman almost fell victim to a tax scam, but got her money back after she issued a stop payment on the process before she lost her money. Fri, 29 May 2015 08:20:12 EST Showers, thunderstorms headed for the region this weekend This weekend might be best spent indoors, as rain and thunderstorms could dampen the region.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 57 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with mostly sunny skies kicking off the last day of the work and school week. Fri, 29 May 2015 08:05:11 EST Traffic report for May 29 An easy ride into work and school should wrap up the week for morning commuters in the Wyoming Valley.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81 and 476. Routes 315 and 115 are each reporting scattered areas of minor congestion. Fri, 29 May 2015 07:20:11 EST LCCC graduates told struggles will make them stronger WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Ashley Rhodes-Courter was labeled a liar and troublemaker after she told a teacher she was living in a two-bedroom trailer with 14 other children. Thu, 28 May 2015 22:30:18 EST W-B Area School Board approves construction cost increases, preliminary budget WILKES-BARRE — During a brief special meeting Thursday, the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board debated, but ultimately approved $51,632 in unexpected work, known as “change orders,” as part of ongoing renovation of the former Mackin School Building. Thu, 28 May 2015 22:05:12 EST W-B Area construction sites narrowed from seven to two PLAINS TWP. — And then there were two. Thu, 28 May 2015 21:50:12 EST It’s official: Wilkes-Barre City Council approves agreement to revitalize Public Square WILKES-BARRE — The first hurdle is cleared. Thu, 28 May 2015 21:20:12 EST How higher education and industry can work together Everyone talks about the value of partnerships between industry and higher education, but few spend any time understanding the key to ensuring the value for both the business and the college or university. Thu, 28 May 2015 21:10:12 EST Library converts space through ‘Read to Lead’ project WILKES-BARRE — Ever tight on space, the Osterhout Free Library will put a converted storage area to new use through a Leadership Wilkes-Barre project.The renovated third-floor was unveiled Thursday night with a ribbon cutting at the library's main building on South Franklin Street. Thu, 28 May 2015 20:55:17 EST