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Wyoming Seminary holds 180th commencement ceremony

Wyoming Seminary held its 180th commencement ceremony on Saturday morning. There were 122 graduates in the Class of 2024.

750 Day of Caring volunteers work through rainy weather to make an impact

WILKES-BARRE — Bill Jones, president and CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, said when he woke up Thursday morning to the sound of thunder, he immediately looked at the weather radar on his phone and thought of the 750 volunteers scheduled to participate in the organization’s 31st Annual Day of Caring.

Junior Leadership Northeast celebrates Class of 2024 with graduation ceremony

WILKES-BARRE — Students who participated in the Junior Leadership Northeast (JLNE) program over the past year were honored in a special graduation ceremony on Wednesday at the F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts.

Luzerne County judges issue opinions backing up decisions in Cabell/Walsh race

In a filing sweep Wednesday, Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas judges outlined their rationale for denying election ballot tallying requests from both Republican 117th House District state representative contenders.

Mohegan Pennsylvania Celebrates 15 Years of Party on the Patio with a Record-Breaking 22 Weeks of Shows

Fifteen years and still rockin’! Mohegan Pennsylvania is excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their iconic outdoor concert series, Party on the Patio.   This year’s series is like no other, with 23 bands taking...

Congressional Leadership Fund earmarks $5.6M for 8th District race

WILKES-BARRE — With surrogates like House Speaker Mike Johnson and Majority Leader Steve Scalise having already been in the area to support Rob Bresnahan, the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC that is known as the Speakers PAC dedicated to winning a Republican Majority in the House of Representatives, announced on Tuesday that is has reserved $5.6 million for the 8th District race.

The Institute’s 19th annual 2024 Indicators Report details an era of economic change in NEPA

PLAINS TWP. — At Wednesday’s Indicators Report presentation, Teri Ooms, president/CEO of The Institute, said the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in spiking unemployment and declines in gross domestic product (GDP) and tourism spending, though strong recovery emerged in 2021 and remains consistent through March 2024.

‘True colors,’ talents shine through

“I can buy myself flowers. Write my name in the sand. Talk to myself for hours, yeah. Say things you don’t understand …”

Luzerne County’s new seven-citizen Government Study Commission officially seated Monday

Luzerne County’s new seven-citizen Government Study Commission met for the first time Monday at the county courthouse in Wilkes-Barre to elect officers and briefly discuss organizational matters.

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Balanced effort powers RailRiders past Syracuse

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated the Syracuse Mets 7-3 Friday night at PNC Field. Eight out of the nine batters in the RailRiders lineup had a hit and starting pitcher Yerry De Los Santos retired nine of the 10 batters he faced to help secure the victory.

Girls lacrosse: Abington Heights holds off Crestwood to win Class 2A district title

WRIGHT TWP. — At every turn in Thursday’s District 2 girls lacrosse championship, it felt like Crestwood was just a goal away from pulling even, a goal away from seizing the momentum.

Boys lacrosse: Big second quarter lifts Prep over Crestwood for D2 title

SCRANTON — Will McPartland scored five times, including goals a minute apart midway through the fourth quarter, Wednesday while leading Scranton Prep to its first District 2 boys lacrosse title with a 10-4 victory over visiting Crestwood in the Class 2A championship game.

H.S. Softball: Five-run seventh gives Holy Redeemer District 2 Class 3A semifinal win

LEHMAN TWP. — Both teams seemed destined for an offensive outburst Thursday.

H.S. Softball/Baseball: Tunkhannock softball moves to title game rematch with Valley View

McKenzie Hannon struck out 12 and surrendered three hits as Tunkhannock shut out North Pocono 5-0 Thursday in a District 2 Class 4A softball semifinal game.

NCAA, leagues sign off on $2.8 billion plan to set stage for dramatic change across college sports

The NCAA and the nation’s five biggest conferences announced Thursday night that they have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start directing millions of dollars directly to athletes as soon as the 2025 fall semester.

RailRiders get another walk-off win in opener before splitting twinbill with Mets

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders split a seven-inning doubleheader with the Syracuse Mets on Thursday evening at PNC Field.

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