Saturday, September 23, 2023

King’s College launches new scholarship program for New Jersey residents

WILKES-BARRE — King’s College has announced a new scholarship program targeting New Jersey residents who are accepted to the Wilkes-Barre institution.

WB Council OKs five LSA grant applications of $1.9 million

WILKES-BARRE — At a special meeting on Friday, Wilkes-Barre City Council approved five requests for application for grants totaling more than $1.9 million from the Commonwealth Financing Authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

‘I didn’t go looking for the paranormal’

WEST PITTSTON — Maxim W. Furek held the audience’s attention Thursday evening with his tales of researching life from beyond the grave, a mission Furek said pursued him, not the other way around.

Young Professional Awards honor area trailblazers

PITTSTON TWP. — They may be young, but now they have the accolades to prove that they are trailblazers in NEPA.


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Republican McCormick launches 2nd Senate bid in Pa.

HARRISBURG — Republican David McCormick announced Thursday that he will make his second bid for U.S. Senate in swing-state Pennsylvania, this time to take on Democratic Sen. Bob Casey after losing in last year’s bruising and crowded Republican primary.

WB Zoning Board OKs catering business exception, daycare parking

WILKES-BARRE — Zoning officials on Wednesday approved an exception that will allow a vacant garage on Scott Street to be converted to a catering and pizza business, following a lengthy hearing at which they heard from supporters and opponents of the plan.

Hollenback Cemetery walking tour set for Saturday

WILKES-BARRE — A beloved local tradition will wind its way through Hollenback Cemetery this weekend.

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H.S. Football: Valley View rolls past Pittston Area

PECKVILLE — Valley View sent a wave of rushers – both the type that chase passers and the ones who carry the football – at visiting Pittston Area Friday night.

H.S. Football: Wyoming Area uses quick strikes to take control vs. Hanover Area

HANOVER TWP. — Wyoming Area came out the gates firing as the Warriors routed Hanover Area 47-0 in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 game on Friday night.

Unbeaten Eagles, Buccaneers trying to ignore negative ‘noise’ from outside the locker room

TAMPA, Fla. — The Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers insist they aren’t listening to “noise” outside their locker rooms.

H.S Football: Wilkes-Barre Area speeds past Berwick for Division 1 victory

PLAINS TWP. — Wilkes-Barre Area already had a variety of playmakers to attack opponents. The Wolfpack added another Friday night.

Video: Weekend football picks

The Times Leader’s Joe Soprano and Kevin Carroll offer up their picks for this weekend’s college and pro football.

H.S. Football: Nanticoke Area dominates Lake-Lehman

On a chilly late September Friday night under the lights on the black turf, the visiting Nanticoke Area Trojans were dominant from start to finish in their impressive 42-0 road shutout over the Lake-Lehman Black Knights.

Local roundup: Crestwood football rolls to win at Williamsport

After four straight weeks of tense, close games, Crestwood finally found some breathing room.

Syracuse tops RailRiders in 10 for second straight walk-off win

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were walked off by the Syracuse Mets 4-3 in 10 innings on Friday night.

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