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Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
Company unveils docking station Golden Technologies of Old Forge is changing the way retailers and consumers charge their scooter batteries to keep mobility at top speed. Its innovative battery docking station will greatly increase the ability to stay on

Three generations of haircuts

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00

Crestwood among NEPA’s top schools

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
Four school districts in Northeast Pennsylvania outperformed 33 others in Times-Shamrock Newspapers’ annual analysis of academic performance. The leaders of those districts — Abington Heights, Crestwood, Delaware Valley and Wayne Highlands — say the succe

A month's toll -- May

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
Thirteen people died of drug overdoses in Luzerne County in May 2017, according to the county coroner’s office. The Citizens’ Voice is naming only those whose families agreed to be interviewed. n May 3: Male, 58, from the Wilkes-Barre area. n May 6: Male,

Dallas School District rejects latest teachers’ offer; possible strike looms

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
The Dallas School District negotiating team has rejected the latest offer from the teachers union to settle the ongoing contract dispute, which could trigger a one-day teachers strike on Tuesday. Solicitor Vito DeLuca, the district’s chief negotiator, iss

History, aviation buffs converge on W-B/Scranton airport

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
PITTSTON TWP. — The iconic B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” rumbled down the runway of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Saturday, but instead of carrying 11 airmen into war, the bomber carried airplane enthusiasts from across the globe. The Wor

Businesses looking ahead after devastating tornado

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE TWP.— The tornado has come and gone, leaving a mess in its wake. Now the main goal is getting everything back up and running, as quickly and as safely as possible. Rocco Fabrizio, an employee of SERVPRO, a disaster recovery company based in B

Kingston police arrest pair after drug sting

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
PRINGLE — The Kingston Police Department Narcotics Division arrested two people on felony drug charges in Pringle on Friday. Police said residents reported a possible drug dealing occurring at 190 Cooper St. in Pringle. A confidential informant confirmed

Overdose victim struggled with pain before his death

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
EDWARDSVILLE — The last years of Jack Zakrewski’s life were tough. After suffering a heart attack years earlier, Zakrewski, 62, had been on disability toward the end of his life and struggled with back pain as well. “I know he was in a lot of pain, becaus

Reader’s Delight: Pick up some books at the Osterhout Free Library annual sale

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library 42nd Annual Book Sale is underway this week in Wilkes-Barre. The sale is held rain or shine under a tent on the library patio at 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. It ends Saturday which is also bag and box day. Ho

New state tool to evaluate schools to launch this fall

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
In an effort to increase transparency and provide a better progress report on achievement, growth and other outcomes, the state plans to launch a new evaluation tool this fall. The Future Ready PA Index meets federal requirements and replaces the School P

Area dads are making it work around the clock for their kids

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
DRUMS — From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eric Dudkowski works as an engineer. From 3 p.m. to midnight, he’s Dad. The father from Drums and his wife, Jen, have two children, two-year-old Grace and nine-month-old Andrew. After the couple had their first child, Dudkow

Real estate developer's website promotes amenities in NEPA

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
Real estate developer Robert K. Mericle has long touted the region’s skilled workforce and proximity to interstate highways when seeking to attract industries to locate in Northeast Pennsylvania. A website he launched in May adds a new pitch to the mix —

Three generations of haircuts

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
PLAINS TWP. — Inside an old-fashioned barbershop in Plains Twp., cutting hair is a family affair. Gregory Stella, 80, opened his own barbershop 55 years ago and three generations of his family now work there. His daughter, Susan Stella, 53, has been worki

Treatment centers focus of debate

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE — Most everyone agrees that Luzerne County is in the grip of a deadly opioid epidemic that is killing off residents by the dozens. But when it comes to treating the very people who are dying, most everyone wants that care to happen somewhere

Meyers High School holds graduation

Local News WB - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:00
E.L. Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre held its 88th graduation ceremony Friday. For a list of graduates, be sure to check out our annual graduation special section on June 28.

Seven Tubs trail damaged by twister

Local News WB - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:00
PLAINS TWP. — A tornado that mangled several businesses in Wilkes-Barre Township on Wednesday night also tore through forest trails near the Seven Tubs Natural Area. Eric Mark, a Citizens’ Voice reporter, was hiking a trail near the popular recreational d

Longtime eyesore finally demolished in Wilkes-Barre

Local News WB - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:00
A work crew with A.R. Popple finally finished knocking down the former Academy Street Market in Wilkes-Barre on Friday. City Administrator Ted Wampole said an engineer determined the long-vacant structure should be demolished after a vehicle struck it sev

In Scranton, Sessions says illegal immigration is a danger to many

Local News WB - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:00
SCRANTON — Lax enforcement of immigration laws, sanctuary policies and “open-border” advocates encourage illegal immigration and put police and the public in danger, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a group of police academy cadets Friday. The nat

Massive cleanup begins in tornado zone

Local News WB - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The power is on. Mundy Street is open. Cleanup is under way. Two days after a powerful tornado tore through the Wilkes-Barre Township Commons and Arena Hub Plaza — causing at least $18 million in damage and destroying nine businesses —
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