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Wilkes University confers 369 degrees

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
Wilkes University awarded 369 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during its winter commencement ceremony Sunday at the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center’s Henry Gymnasium in Wilkes-Barre. The following students fro

Scranton luxury theater closed while owner seeks new management

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
SCRANTON — A disappointing message met anyone who tried to use Fandango.com to buy tickets to the Iron Horse Movie Bistro on Sunday. “Oh dear. ... It looks like something went wrong. Please try again later,” it said. Iron Horse Movie Bistro at 301 Lackawa

Osterhout Free Library provides resources for immigrant community

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
WILKES-BARRE — When city resident Ramona Rodriguez immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in 2010 looking for a better life, she couldn’t speak English and didn’t know how to use a computer. Friday, the 61-year-old grandmother officia

When to use your emergency fund

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
An emergency savings fund is money you should set aside to pay for an emergency situation that isn’t part of your everyday budget. The purpose of an emergency fund is to protect your daily finances from ruin due to unexpected expenses. When you need money

Driver’s license, ID cards OK for flying

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
The state Department of Transportation reminds residents that Pennsylvanians may use their current driver’s license or ID card to board commercial aircraft or enter federal facilities that require ID under an enforcement extension from the Department of H

SCHEDULED ROADWORK

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
The state Department of Transportation announced ongoing road work projects in Luzerne County: n Lane closures will occur through the next 12 months in the area of the South Valley Parkway Project. A section of the project will be opened to traffic starti

Lawsuit settlements on county council’s agenda

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
Luzerne County Council on Tuesday will consider proposed settlements of two lawsuits brought against the county. On the agenda for the voting session of the meeting is a proposed settlement of a suit brought by Francis Lombardo, a former inmate at Luzerne

$254M in unclaimed property returned

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
State treasurer Joe Torsella announced this week that the treasury returned more than $254 million in unclaimed property to taxpayers in 2017, a 34-percent increase from 2016. Unclaimed property is any financial asset that has gone unclaimed for a period

Knox Mine disaster remembered by miners’ descendants

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
JENKINS TWP. — Twelve men did not make it out alive after the Susquehanna River crashed through the River Slope Mine in Port Griffith 59 years ago today. The Knox Mine Disaster, named for the Knox Coal Company, which owned the mine, effectively ended the

Statewide victims’ needs assessment survey begins

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The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency recently announced the release of two statewide, online surveys to assist the commission in assessing victim service needs. The online questionnaires — which can be found at www.pacrimevictims.com — wil

Contractor test set for March 31

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre City Contractors Test will take place on March 31 at the Public Works Garage, 3 Conyngham Ave., Wilkes-Barre, the city announced Friday. Doors will open at 7 a.m. and the test will begin promptly at 8 a.m. The City will not

Hazleton students assist Ruth’s Place

Local News WB - 8 hours 46 min ago
A club that helps young women at Hazleton Area High School envision wider futures for themselves hopes to give another boost to a shelter for homeless women. The Athena Club held its annual collection for Ruth’s Place in Wilkes-Barre, the women’s shelter

Moody: In Carroll, onus on owners to get homes checked for radon - Carroll County Times

Home Inspection News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 17:09

Moody: In Carroll, onus on owners to get homes checked for radon
Carroll County Times
Yet, I find that fewer than one home inspection client in four requests radon testing without my prompting and only after thoroughly explaining the prevalence and the dangers to them. In recognition of the hazard and the prevalence of radon in this ...

Local Briefs 1/21: Free tree disposal deadline; first-time homebuyer program; student poster contest - Citrus County Chronicle

Home Inspection News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 06:25

Citrus County Chronicle

Local Briefs 1/21: Free tree disposal deadline; first-time homebuyer program; student poster contest
Citrus County Chronicle
The class is HUD approved and encompasses the entire home buying process including preparing credit and finances, shopping for a home, home inspection, fair housing, available loan products, loan pre-approval, and closing. There is no charge to attend ...

Event teaches computer science to children

Local News WB - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:00
Many children from primary and middle-school grades throughout the area took part in a free event, Beyond the Hour: Kids Who Code STEM Saturday, at Wyoming Seminary Lower School in Forty Fort. Right: Aarav Gupta works with the Apple Swift Playground app.

Former school transformed into training center for electrical apprentices

Local News WB - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:00
NANTICOKE — Since he was young, Wilkes-Barre resident Mark Gatusky wanted to be an electrician. Both his grandfathers, his father and uncles were electricians and part of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 163. Gatusky, 37, said h

If House reduced, region will likely lose reps, legislators say

Local News WB - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:00
If voters approve reducing the state House by about a quarter, Northeast Pennsylvania will certainly wind up with fewer representatives in Harrisburg, local legislators said. “I think if we’re reducing the House by a quarter, I don’t see how our region in

Deadline looms for student challenge

Local News WB - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:00
High school students in grades 9-11 have until Jan. 31 to enter the state Department of Transportation’s Innovations Challenge. The challenge asks students to look at technologies and innovative methods, aside from traditional paid advertising, marketing

If House reduced, region will likely lose reps, legislators say

Local News WB - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:00
If voters approve reducing the state House by about a quarter, Northeast Pennsylvania will certainly wind up with fewer representatives in Harrisburg, local legislators said. “I think if we’re reducing the House by a quarter, I don’t see how our region in
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