News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media In Focus: Park renaming would honor the late Owen Costello http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/153118778/Park-renaming-would-honor-Costello WILKES-BARRE — Brian Fisher wants to do something to remember his friend, the late Owen Costello.Fisher has written a letter about Costello, entitled “What Defines Greatness?”Owen Costello was the definition of greatness to Brian Fisher. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:12 EST Area students named world finalists in ‘thinking outside the box’ competition http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-local-news-news/153107111/Rice-students-going-to-Odyssey-of-the-Mind-finals BERWICK – Four teams from two local schools will compete on the international stage at the creative problem-solving Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in May. These teams were crowned world finalists, winning at the Pennsylvania State Finals tournament on April 11. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:05:12 EST Fundraiser benefits Nanticoke library http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-local-news/153087392/Fundraiser-benefits-Nanticoke-library PITTSTON — Some of Caitlin Malishchak's fondest memories of childhood were spending time at Nanticoke's Mill Memorial Library. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:30:12 EST LCCC dormitory plan eyed for Nanticoke http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/153056442/LCCC-dormitory-plan-eyed-for-Nanticoke NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College is looking to the private sector to meet a demand for housing among a student body that numbers more than 6,000. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:15:16 EST Wilkes University’s “Songs of the World” draws crowd to St. Stephen’s http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-local-news/153141475/ WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University presented a globally-inspired musical program on Sunday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Franklin Street. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:50:11 EST Healthy Kids Day at Wilkes-Barre YMCA promotes wellness with several hands-on activities http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-local-news-news/153142132/ WILKES-BARRE — Get up, get out and grow. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:05:11 EST Restaurant inspections: April 20 - 24 http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/153137486/Restaurant-inspections:-April-20---24 The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to the agency: “any inspection is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:20:11 EST Vietnam War veterans reunite in Luzerne County after 50 years of searching http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/153142374/ WILKES-BARRE — Two veterans of the Vietnam War, platoon mates who for decades tried to find one another after surviving one of the nation's deadliest wars, sat face-to-face Sunday for the first time in a half century. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:15:11 EST