Congratulations, Ed Yablonski

Ed Yablonski, of Avoca, was randomly selected as the tenth weekly $1,000 winner in the TL Cares program.


Little League: Back Mountain National, Greater Pittston Area open states with wins

PITTSTON TWP. — Back Mountain National’s journey to the Little League 9-11 baseball state championship remains a tough road, but it shortened a bit Saturday night.

China’s Yang takes first gold at uneasy Olympics

TOKYO — Hardly half a day passed before politics, the pandemic and blistering heat impacted events across the Tokyo Olympics.

US bounces back from opening loss with 6-1 win over New Zealand

SAITAMA, Japan — After a stunning loss in the opener, the U.S. women’s soccer team vowed to be ruthless against New Zealand.

RailRiders rebound with big night at the plate, score 14 to beat Rochester

A little bit of baseball whiplash hit the RailRiders this week at PNC Field.

Little League: Three teams begin journey to state championships

Three local Little League baseball teams will begin their quests for state championships this weekend. Two will have the advantage of staying at home.

Little League: Abington completes rally to win Section 5 junior baseball title

First, Abington forced a third and final game to decide the Section 5 Little League junior baseball title. Then Abington rallied to force the championship game to go into a second night because of darkness.

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    Our View: ADA’s importance cannot be overstated

    It became one of those iconic news photos that exemplified the story while seizing the heart. On March 13, 1990, more than 1,000 people marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol. Upon arrival, about 60 of those people set aside wheelchairs and other mobility aids, and started crawling up the Capitol steps.

    Life at Full Throttle: You’ll find an explosion of flavors at Bank + Vine

    Fresh, seasonal, and inventive are all words that come to mind when I think of Bank + Vine in downtown Wilkes-Barre. With a strong focus on farm-to-table and a flair for melding flavors, Chef Chad Gelso is hitting it out of the park with his unique menu.

    Around Town: A great place to enjoy National Ice Cream Month

    Did you know it’s National Ice Cream Month?

    GAR’s millennium class holds 20-plus-1 reunion

    “If you were born in the 80s and raised in the 90s and make it to 2020, you have lived in four different decades, two different centuries and two different millennia — and you’re not even 40 yet.”

    Liz Weston: We deserve a better credit reporting system

    In some ways, the U.S. credit reporting system has improved. Credit freezes, which lock our credit information to deter identity theft, are now free and fast. We have free weekly access to our credit reports, courtesy of the credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, until April 20, 2022. Free credit scores provided by banks, credit card issuers and other companies allow us to easily monitor for signs of fraud and other problems.

    Community Bank ‘flagship’ building under construction near arena

    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Barbara A. Maculloch, president of Pennsylvania Banking for Community Bank N.A., this week said the new, modern and conveniently located building being built near the Mohegan Sun Arena will allow the bank to provide its customers with the best experience possible.

    Reitz named senior partner at blu door Financial.

    Daniel R. Reitz, FA, has been named a senior partner at blu door Financial.

    Ashley tax collector charged with DUI

    ASHLEY — Borough police filed drunken driving charges against Robert W. Shoemaker, 67, following a crash at the Ashley Little League Field on Conyngham Street last month.

    Firearms charges filed against alleged Wilkes-Barre shooter

    PITTSTON — An alleged gunman who shot out the windows on a Toyota minivan last week on Sambourne Street, Wilkes-Barre, urged police to “look him up,” according to court records.

    Lehman Township man arraigned on more child rape offenses

    LEHMAN TWP. — A Lehman Township man was arraigned Thursday on additional rape charges alleging he sexually assaulted two girls.

    Plymouth man sentenced 12-24 years in prison on child pornography charges

    WILKES-BARRE — Admitting to downloading, sharing and trading images of children engaged in sex acts - an estimated 700 lewd images, Christopher Robert Williams said he wanted to help law enforcement catch other child pornographers.

    Warrant issued for suspect in Wilkes-Barre hit and run

    WILKES-BARRE — City police learned the identity of a driver they say was involved in a hit and run crash followed by a pursuit on Sunday.

    Grilled scallops and bacon: easy, or maybe not so much

    Like most non-vegan Americans, I really enjoy bacon. As a kid, when mom made BLTs for all of us, I asked her to hold the L and the T. Mmmm, bacon sandwich.

    Garlic chicken’s a tasty, fragrant dish

    You can find several different recipes for “Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic” online and, garlic fan that I am, I’ve wanted to try one for ages.