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Spooky bowling fundraiser will benefit Salvation Army

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WILKES-BARRE — Zebra Communications, the student run public relations agency at Wilkes University, will host a bowling event with a Halloween theme to benefit the Salvation Army.“Chacko’s Spooky Charity Challenge” will include two hours of bowling, one pizza pie, one soda and shoe rental. The fee will be $15 for adults and $8 for participants 12 and under. Children who come with a costume and supervisor are free. There will be 50/50 tickets for sale and a Fall Basket Raffle.The event, which is open to the public, will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Chacko’s Bowling Center, 195 Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Hackenberg, OSU’s Barrett coping with rapidly shifting expectations

Two second-year quarterbacks will face off on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is facing skyrocketing expectations. True sophomore Christian Hackenberg has had to recalibrate his.Statistically, the two signal-callers have gone in opposite directions in the past month.Barrett and Ohio State have put up record numbers on offense after a disheartening loss to Virginia Tech in Week 2. Hackenberg, meanwhile, hasn’t been able to duplic...

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Camelback Resort unveils largest lodge and indoor water park in the Northeast

TANNERSVILLE — Camelback Resort offered a sneak peak Wednesday of its mid-term construction of what it says is the largest ski-in/ski-out indoor waterpark hotel in the United States.Consisting of 533,000 square feet, the new Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark at the base of Camelback Mountain is scheduled to open March 2015.The $163 million project will result in an eight-story, 453-suite hotel, complete with an adventure themed indoor waterpark and indoo...

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School district investigating BB gun brought to school

WILKES-BARRE — Three Wilkes-Barre Area School District students face expulsion hearings and possible criminal charges after a BB gun was apparently brought onto a school bus earlier this week.School district assistant solicitor Ray Wendolowski confirmed that a student who attends Meyers High School and the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center allegedly brought a BB gun on a school bus, but the gun was never brought into a school building.Wendolowski, who w...

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Photo Gallery: Reaper’s Revenge lives up to its haunted hype

Reaper’s Revenge bills itself as “America’s best haunted attraction.” You can spend over $70 per person just to get in ($35 ticket with a $2.50 service fee if you purchase it online, $25 for a VIP pass to skip the lines, $3 for parking and $5 to add on Zombie Paintball). With that lack of modesty and high price, you’d expect Reaper’s Revenge to deliver.It does. Reaper’s Revenge is worth every penny.

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Photo Gallery: Elysburg Haunted House

We purposely decided to end our review season at Elysburg Haunted House. It’s been one of our favorites for years, and since we wanted to end on a high note, we figured it would be a sure thing.As we’d hoped, Elysburg Haunted House didn’t disappoint. It remains one of the state’s best haunted attractions.This haunt is unique because the scares begin before you even reach the ticket line. (Fair warning: Bring something warm to wear, because youR...

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Photo Gallery: Reaper’s Revenge lives up to its haunted hype

Reaper’s Revenge bills itself as “America’s best haunted attraction.” You can spend over $70 per person just to get in ($35 ticket with a $2.50 service fee if you purchase it online, $25 for a VIP pass to skip the lines, $3 for parking and $5 to add on Zombie Paintball). With that lack of modesty and high price, you’d expect Reaper’s Revenge to deliver.It does. Reaper’s Revenge is worth every penny.

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Photo Gallery: Reaper’s Revenge lives up to its haunted hype

Reaper’s Revenge bills itself as “America’s best haunted attraction.” You can spend over $70 per person just to get in ($35 ticket with a $2.50 service fee if you purchase it online, $25 for a VIP pass to skip the lines, $3 for parking and $5 to add on Zombie Paintball). With that lack of modesty and high price, you’d expect Reaper’s Revenge to deliver.It does. Reaper’s Revenge is worth every penny.

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Young gymnasts have some educational fun with stars from Cirque du Soleil’s, Dralion

Cirque du Soleil performers came to the Shooting Starz gym in Wilkes-Barre to talk to the gymnasts about fitness and careers in the world of back flips.Alex Cuenca and Tarek Rammo are part of the Cirque du Soleil show Dralion, which performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena last week. The show is a melting-pot of Eastern and Western cultures. Performers from 19 different nations perform in the show with one common thread: being in top-shape to give an out-of-this-world performance....

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Luzerne County Councilman Rick Morelli’s budget recommendation questioned

Luzerne County Council Chairman Rick Morelli’s recommendation to restore funding to district court offices in the 2015 budget has come under fire because he has two pending cases before a district judge.Conflicting harassment complaints between Morelli and a boyfriend of Morelli ’s former girlfriend will be heard by District Judge Joseph J. Carmody of West Pittston on Nov. 19. Police cited Morelli with harassment in July after his exchange with David Fey, 44, of Mountai...

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Oneonta Punk 2014: Upstate Rock n Roll Weekend

Oneonta Punk 2014: Upstate Rock n Roll Weekend will be Oct. 25-26 in Oneonta, N.Y. It is the first of its kind being a festival that consists of a wekkend music showcase that features the latest and greatest names in punk rock and hardcore music. All of its profits will be donated to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).Oneonta is about two hours from Syracuse, just over an hour from Albany and an hour from Binghamton and Utica. The venus for the festival will...

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Mobile planetarium at PNC Field in Moosic teaches Head Start students about astronomy, Chinese culture

MOOSIC — The preschoolers were in awe of the inflatable dome on Wednesday.Some were visibly excited, while others seemed anxious at the idea of entering the large dome that looked more like an oversized igloo. Once inside, laughter, cheers and clapping vaporized their anxiety.Students from Luzerne County Head Start and the Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development programs attended the “Growing Up Great Together Planetarium” at PNC Field. Inside children wa...

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Food Truck Festival a success

The Pocono Food Truck Festival at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area had food trucks from Delaware, northeastern Pennsylvania, the Poconos, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.However, the trucks may have been from the 13 original colonies, but the food was from all over the world.One of the trucks at the festival was a Kingston native, Around the Table, owned by the Levi family. The name of the truck, much like the food they serve, comes from the long tradition of food b...

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Police seek information on driver of white vehicle that hit pole, fled

DURYEA — Borough police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred around 4 a.m. Wednesday on Brown Street.Police responded to a report of a white vehicle, possibly a Nissan, that crashed into a telephone pole in the 300 block.A witness heard a loud bang that woke him up, looked outside and saw the vehicle crashed into the pole.The witness called 911, and the driver managed to pull out and drive away down Brown Street towards the Weis superma...

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Wilkes-Barre police arrest man on charges he sexually assaulted young girl

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a man they say sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in July.Luis Antonio Perez, 20, of Holland Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Martin Kane on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and indecent exposure. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.Police charged Perez after the girl claimed he sexually assaulted her on July 20....

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GAMING BLOG: “Super Mario Bros.” legacy defines gaming

I was approached by Plusnet last week, a British internet service provider. Throughout Plusnet Gaming Week, the company created various written content about games, infographics and even some gaming competition among subscribers.They were generous enough to share some of their infographics for me to use looking at some of gaming’s most iconic series. The “family trees” for each series hallmarks most of the games in each, dating from the very beginning to present....

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UGI launches ‘Energy Safe Kids’ section on website

UGI Utilities, Inc. has launched a new section on its website, “Energy Safe Kids,” aimed at providing natural gas safety information to school-age children. The section is available at www.ugi.com/kidssafety.A highlight of the site is an interactive game called “Gas Dash,” which is designed to teach important safety tips in the context of a familiar online game-setting. The site also includes children’s activities such as a word search game, crossword ...

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Access to ATM led to stabbing in Pittston

PITTSTON — City police were able to identify several people involved in a stabbing on Friday by using a receipt from a fast food restaurant, according to an arraignment of one of the suspects on Wednesday.David Bulford Jr. and his girlfriend drove up to an ATM at a bank on Tomato Festival Drive at 8 p.m. and asked a group of people to move so he could conduct his business.The group turned on Bulford and his girlfriend throwing Burger King bags of food and soft drin...

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