Saturday, July 20, 2024

America250PA recognizes National Pennsylvania Day with volunteer efforts at food bank distribution center

PITTSTON TWP. – In recognizing National Pennsylvania Day, July 20, America250PA, organized volunteers to aid the CEO Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank Distribution Center on Friday, July 19, for the fourth year in a row.

Gov. Shapiro touts ‘great team, solid plan’ for state’s economic development

DURYEA — Using several sports-related references, Gov. Josh Shapiro on Friday said in the game of economic development, Pennsylvania was not competitive — the Keystone State wasn’t even in the game.

Trump, in highly personal speech, accepts GOP nomination again days after assassination attempt

MILWAUKEE — Donald Trump, defiant and bandaged, accepted the GOP presidential nomination on Thursday at the Republican National Convention in a speech that largely ignored his most divisive plans and focused instead on uniting his party — and the nation — just five days after an assassination attempt that could have ended his life.

Study commission starts discussing Luzerne County Council size, election format

Luzerne County’s Government Study Commission agreed 11 county council members is too many.

Wilkes University’s Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Earns AACSB Accreditation 

Wilkes University’s Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Earns AACSB Accreditation  Wilkes University has announced that it has earned business accreditation by AACSB International.  Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body...

Biden is isolated at home as Obama, Pelosi and other Democrats push for him to reconsider 2024 race

WASHINGTON — Democrats at the highest levels are making a critical push for President Joe Biden to rethink his election bid, with former President Barack Obama expressing concerns to allies and Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi privately telling Biden the party could lose the ability to seize control of the House if he doesn’t step away from the 2024 race.

JD Vance introduces himself as Trump’s running mate and makes direct appeal to his native Rust Belt

MILWAUKEE — Introducing himself to the nation after being tapped as Donald Trump’s running mate, JD Vance used his Wednesday night address to the Republican National Convention to share the story of his hardscrabble upbringing and make the case that his party best understands the challenges facing struggling Americans.

Luzerne County Election Board discusses provisional ballot signature issue

Due to continued missing signatures, Luzerne County’s Election Board discussed the possibility of adding yellow highlighting on provisional ballot envelope lines that must be signed by voters and poll workers.

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Wyoming Area dedicates weight room to long-time coach Paul Marranca

WEST PITTSTON — Former long-time Wyoming Area football coach Paul Marranca was honored on Thursday when the Wyoming Area Football Alumni Association (WAFAA) named the weight room/workout facility the Paul J. Marranca Performance Center.

New York Mets 1B Pete Alonso among MLB stars who could use big second half heading into free agency

PHOENIX — Pete Alonso’s disappointing performance in this year’s Home Run Derby wasn’t a particularly big deal for the future of his big-league career.

McIlroy, DeChambeau stumble badly out of the gates at British Open

TROON, Scotland — So much for the British Open being one last stand for Rory McIlroy in the majors this year. His best hope now is getting beyond one more day.

Daniel Brown makes late birdies for a 1-shot lead over Shane Lowry in wind-challenged British Open

TROON, Scotland — The wind caught just about everyone off guard Thursday in the British Open. It came from the opposite direction off the Irish Sea, accompanied by occasional rain, and made Royal Troon a tougher test than anyone was expecting.

On the Money: Picks from the diamond as the MLB gets back to business

Last week was as mixed a bag as you could get with these picks.

Little League: Pittston Area wins Section 5 8-10 softball championship

With two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Gabrielle Skula drove in the game-winning run to lift Pittston Area to a 10-9 victory over Back Mountain on Wednesday to win the Section 5 Little League 8-10 softball championship.

Paul Skenes says ‘I feel like I’m one of them’ after hitless inning against All-Stars

ARLINGTON, Texas — Paul Skenes walked onto the Globe Life Field mound, 66 days after his major league debut, 13 months after he was pitching in college. The public-address system played Smash Mouth’s “All Star,” and he really was one.

Sha’Carri Richardson out to prove she is not just back, but better after drug suspension

Sha’Carri Richardson set the tone for her own comeback story a year ago when she won the 100-meter U.S. title, then the world championship, and brashly proclaimed: “I’m not back, I’m better.”

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