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Bon-Ton closings sadden shoppers

Local News WB - 5 hours 58 min ago
Pittston resident Mary Lou Schriver has been shopping at The Bon-Ton in the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming for years and is upset that the store will soon close. The Bon-Ton stores in the Midway Shopping Center and the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Bar

Crestwood likely to lay off 4 teachers

Local News WB - 5 hours 58 min ago
WRIGHT TWP. — Four teachers rather than 13 will be laid off, and the Crestwood School District will spend $1.2 million of its reserves to balance the budget next year, Superintendent Joseph Gorham said Wednesday. Speaking during a news conference, Gorham

Judge tosses groping charges against trooper

Local News WB - 5 hours 58 min ago
WILKES-BARRE — The unusual sleeping defense put on by a suspended Pennsylvania State Police trooper accused of fondling a young girl paid off Wednesday when a Luzerne County judge tossed the case, finding prosecutors had not shown “one scintilla of eviden

Work begins at Solomon Creek project

Local News WB - 5 hours 58 min ago
WILKES-BARRE — Some residents living near the Solomon Creek flood wall are glad physical work on its replacement has started, but they feel left out of the loop as to when and how the work could affect them. A crew was busy Wednesday tearing up a section

Pothole-repair effort launches in county

Local News WB - 5 hours 58 min ago
The state Department of Transportation’s District 4 region is launching an intensive pothole-repair effort on state-owned roads in Luzerne County. The effort will run until the end of the month and aims to address at least 80 percent of the potholes repor

4-year-old called for jury duty

Local News WB - 5 hours 58 min ago
SWOYERSVILLE — Damien Shrader plays T-ball and isn’t old enough for kindergarten, but the 4-year-old was recently summoned for jury duty in Luzerne County court. County officials were quick to share a laugh with the Swoyersville boy’s family over the mist

DEP recognizes 2 county organizations

Local News WB - 5 hours 58 min ago
Two Luzerne County organizations earned recognition from the Department of Environmental Protection for their work. The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, in Hanover Twp., and Earth Conservancy, in Ashley, earned the 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmenta

Air quality report mostly good for Northeast Pa.

Local News WB - 5 hours 58 min ago
With the haze of coal smoke long gone, ozone smog is at its best-ever levels in Luzerne County, according to the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report. That report also contains good news for much of Northeast Pennsylvania. The Scrant

Greiner Packaging earns apprenticeship grant

Local News WB - 5 hours 58 min ago
PITTSTON TWP. — Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani toured Greiner Packaging on Wednesday and met four apprentices who are earning while they are learning. The apprentices, Paul Smith, Z

Crestwood expects to lay off 4 teachers, dip into reserves to balance budget

Local News WB - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:47
WRIGHT TWP. — Four teachers rather than 13 will be laid off, and the Crestwood School District will spend $1.2 million of its reserves to balance the budget next year, Superintendent Joseph Gorham said Wednesday.

Dear Monty: With a willing seller and buyer, pre-closing occupancy can work - Green Bay Press Gazette

Home Inspection News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:02

Green Bay Press Gazette

Dear Monty: With a willing seller and buyer, pre-closing occupancy can work
Green Bay Press Gazette
Reader question: ​I have signed a contract with a seller. I had 10 days due diligence to have the home inspected. I did that, and the house looked like a good deal. Twenty-one days later, the closing attorney calls and says the home is in probate, and ...

Determining the Major and Minor in a Home Inspection - The Good Men Project (blog)

Home Inspection News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:00

The Good Men Project (blog)

Determining the Major and Minor in a Home Inspection
The Good Men Project (blog)
Major home inspection problems are those that the home inspector and your real estate agent highlight for you on the report. These problems will almost always be brought up when negotiating the home's price. You may choose to have the seller fix or you ...

HIQA Publishes Kildare Nursing Home Inspection Report. - Kfm Radio

Home Inspection News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:08

Kfm Radio

HIQA Publishes Kildare Nursing Home Inspection Report.
Kfm Radio
A Kildare nursing home, at which HIQA carried out an unannounced inspection, has been found to be compliant or substantially compliant with 11 standards. The assessment took place at Hazel Hall Nursing Home, Clane, on January 16th. The Health ...

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Do I need a real estate agent to buy a home? - The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Home Inspection News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:39

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Do I need a real estate agent to buy a home?
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
... the same agent again or recommend her to others. do you need a real estate agent to buy a home. Unless you're a genuine expert in negotiating real estate deals, follow your agent's advice. (Remember: most sellers are also represented by agents, and ...

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What every hot market home buyer should know about "review date" home sales - KOMO News

Home Inspection News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:20

KOMO News

What every hot market home buyer should know about "review date" home sales
KOMO News
It used to be that buying a house meant making an offer, then proceeding with the home inspection and financing once the offer is accepted. But thanks to market conditions in Seattle and other parts of the Puget Sound region, "bidding wars" are making ...

Wilkes-Barre police on scene of shooting

Local News WB - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:14
WILKES-BARRE — A flurry of gunshots erupted Monday night at an intersection in the city’s North End near the home of the city police commander, who confronted the gunman. Investigators launched a wide search for the suspected gunman, but he remained at la

W-B police investigate shooting

Local News WB - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:12
WILKES-BARRE — A flurry of gunshots erupted Monday night at an intersection in the city’s North End near the home of the city police commander, who confronted the gunman. Investigators launched a wide search for the suspected gunman, but he remained at la

Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against Wyoming County dentist

Local News WB - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:00
A federal judge denied a Wyoming County dentist’s motion to dismiss charges he illegally prescribed controlled substances to an Olyphant woman who died from an unrelated heroin overdose. Christopher Bereznak, 48, of Clarks Green, is charged with nine coun

Plains Twp. to join in big pharma lawsuits

Local News WB - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:00
Plains Twp. is joining the legal battle against some of the biggest prescription drug companies in the world, accusing them of enabling the opioid crisis. Following actions by Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre City, the township is filing a federal lawsuit
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