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Remembering Camryn Shultz

FORTY FORT — The access road to the Luzerne County recreation fields was named for a young girl from the borough who lost her life in 2013.Camryn Shultz was killed by her father on Oct. 27, 2013, just two days before her second birthday. Her father, Nicholas Shultz, then took his own life.On Friday, the access road was named Camryn Way. Shultz’s mother, Jessica Shultz, was on hand for the event. The former Forty Fort resident who now lives in Lititz, was pres...

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Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania State Police should expand reach with social media

As the transition team for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf gets down to business, members of the team dealing with the Pennsylvania State Police should address a critical area of agency operations: social media outreach.While nearly every other state police agency uses social media to promote public safety and to help solve crimes, the Pennsylvania State Police have remained silent on the most popular social media channels. This limits the agency’s ability to directly share information v...

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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey: Take pride in Pennsylvania-grown Christmas trees

The holiday season is a time for family, friends … and Christmas trees!Pennsylvania is home to more than 1,000 Christmas tree farms. While the peak demand period for these trees is no mystery, the dedicated families who grow them and ensure that Christmas trees are readily available in December work tirelessly year-round.It is because of their dedication that Pennsylvania is among the top six Christmas tree-producing states in the country. In fact, Indiana County i...

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Penalties doom Penguins in loss

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins didn’t take a ton of penalties on Friday, but the Albany Devils didn’t need a ton of chances to score.The Devils scored three times on the power play - once in each period, as the Penguins never gained the lead in a 4-2 loss.For a Penguins’ penalty kill that is now ranked second to last in the AHL after Albany went 3-for-4 on the power play, head coach John Hynes knew exactly where to point th...

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Letter to the Editor: Towing operator spoiled family’s trip to bring home Christmas tree, writer says

Last Saturday, my son and his family went to Malacari’s to get a Christmas tree. Their trip to find a beautiful tree at an affordable price soon turned into the most expensive Christmas tree they will ever buy: $207.After taking only 20 minutes to find the tree, they were surprised that their car was no longer where they parked it. Although they were parked in an adjoining empty lot not owned by Malacari’s, they never imagined that they would be towed. It cost them $182...

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Jersey Mike’s Subs open in Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Jersey Mike’s Subs, at 313 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek Common, Wilkes-Barre Township, opened on Wednesday.Owned by Dunmore resident Jim Sirotnak the fresh, made-to-order sub sandwich shop will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.Orders can be made in person, by calling 570-822-8600 or online ordering at www.jerseymikes.com. The restaurant also offers catering.Jersey Mike’s S...

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Lottery Numbers for Friday, Dec. 19.

Midday Drawing: Daily Number: 8-2-1Big Four: 2-2-6-3Quinto: 9-5-3-5-8Treasure Hunt: 09-12-13-15-20Evening DrawingDaily Number: 7-7-1Big Four: 4-4-9-1

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Cougars sweep soccer awards

The Misericordia University women’s soccer team dominated the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South All-Star team, including sweeping both Player of the Year Awards and Coach of the Year.Megan Mahoney earned Offensive Player of the Year honors while teammate Erin Roberts was named Defensive Player of the Year and Mark Stauffer took home Coach of the Year honors.Mahoney and Roberts were joined on the first team by Kylen ...

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Embattled Lions coordinator says offense close to clicking

For all the consternation over Penn State’s inability to move the ball on offense, the team’s offensive coordinator has a little secret.The Lions weren’t that far away from being a pretty good team.To back that up, John Donovan points to a 20-19 defeat to Maryland and a 16-14 loss at Illinois - two games that barely eluded Penn State in the fourth quarter.“The bottom line is, we had two games where we could have put the game away and di...

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iWrestle.com X-calibur Tournament at a glance

iWrestle.com X-calibur Tournamentat a glanceToday’s Scheduleat Wilkes University’s Marts Center9:30 a.m., wrestling begins1:30 p.m., medal roundsTeam scores1. Wyoming Seminary 126; 2. Bound Brook 94; 3. Scranton 77; 4. Springfield Central 64; 5. St. Anthony’s 55; 6. Benton 47; 7. The Hill Scho...

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