News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Easter egg hunt April 4 in Duryea DURYEA — The Duryea Recreation Board will sponsor its annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the Germania Hose Company on Foote Avenue.The event is free to all children and they will be treated to food and refreshments as well as candy, a visit from the Easter Bunny and prizes. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:20:16 EST Jenkins Twp. Lions Club pastie sale to be held April 29 JENKINS TWP. — The Jenkins Township Lions Club will hold a pastie sale with side of gravy, with or without onions, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 at the hose company behind Tony's pizza. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:15:13 EST Dupont VFW Loyalty Day Dinner Dance will be May 2 DUPONT — The Dupont VFW No. 4909 will hold a Loyalty Day Dinner Dance starting with a buffet dinner at 7:30 on Saturday, May 2 at the post home. Dance music provided by Millennium will begin at 9 p.m. There will be door prizes. Tickets, $30 per person, can be obtained by calling Bob Lopata at 570-654-9104 or at the post home. Deadline for... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:15:11 EST Additional recycling day added in Avoca AVOCA — The Moosic Recycling Truck will now be available to Avoca Borough residents on both Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week to drop off recyclables at the Avoca Municipal Garage, located at 1103 Plane St.Drop off times will remain the same, gates will open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on each day. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:10:11 EST Kane’s troubles could haunt her hopes for second term in ‘16 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest ranking law enforcement official is waiting to hear how the state Supreme Court will rule on whether a county judge had the power to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her and what to do about a grand jury report that recommends she be charged with a crime. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:50:11 EST Penn State students take steps to lobby state for funding March 28—Sometimes you just have to stand up for what's important to you. And sometimes, you have to take that just one step further.Penn State students will be taking a lot of steps over three days, to make sure that the university gets the funding it needs. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:55:11 EST The youth of St. Monica’s Church present ‘The Living Way of the Cross’ in West Wyoming WEST WYOMING — Passionately delivered dialogue, a full musical score and lightning and thunder punctuated a dramatic and intense reenactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ as a production of “The Living Way of the Cross” was presented by the St. Monica Parish Youth on March 26. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:50:12 EST Hazleton Area teacher/coach under investigation for alleged relationship with student WILKES-BARRE — A court document made public on Friday identifies a Hazleton Area School District teacher and swim coach under investigation for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:05:13 EST Former Wyoming Area teachers' union head penned book on time in federal prison A former Wyoming Area School District teacher who embezzled nearly $60,000 from the teachers' union when she was president has written a “how to” book on surviving federal prison. While Lisa Barrett was sitting in the top bunk of her cubicle at... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:05:11 EST High school students get wired at Engineering Olympics at Wilkes University WILKES-BARRE — The rules were: 1 point for a dim LED, 2 points for a bright one.As Meyers High School Juniors Reynaldo Perez and Victoria Kwok arranged resistors and other components on a little plug-and-play electronics board, their mint green diode blinked. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:15:11 EST Dunmore-based First National Community Bank released from federal consent order DUNMORE — First National Community Bank was released Wednesday from a federal consent order issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:25:13 EST Arbitrator’s ruling awards state police Trooper Carrie Gula in excess of $100,000 in back pay An arbitrator ruled Trooper Carrie Ann Gula was not shown just cause in her termination from the Pennsylvania State Police and will be paid in full for the 21 months she was booted from the force. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:20:24 EST Get some meatless meals on Good Friday throughout the Greater Pittston area The 40 days and 40 nights of Lent are coming to an end.One known Lenten tradition is refraining from eating meat on Fridays, and plenty of community organizations within the Greater Pittston area are still hosting food sales to accommodate for the Catholic tradition. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:20:16 EST Back Mountain Business Expo seeking vendors for April 14 event at Misericordia University DALLAS —Organizers of the sixth annual Back Mountain Business Expo are seeking vendors for this year's event to be held April 14 at Misericordia University. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:20:13 EST Pittston Area holding special concert on March 30 to raise music program awareness YATESVILLE — Pittston Area High School music teacher Adam Burdett is organizing a concert at the school to spread his message: Music programs need to stay in the Pittston Area School District. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:15:11 EST