Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Variances approved for Dallas Twp. Wawa

DALLAS TWP. — The Dallas Township Zoning Board on Monday approved the variances needed for the construction of a Wawa at the corner of Upper Demunds Road and Route 309.

Wilkes hosts forum on voting

WILKES-BARRE — A public forum was held Monday at Wilkes University where local legislators and community advocates came together to discuss The Freedom to Vote Act as well as voting barriers, misinformation, the influence of big money in politics and other issues that directly impact voters in Pennsylvania.

NEPA Comic Con event draws large crowd

DICKSON CITY — Eric Kropiewnicki doesn’t consider himself a “comic con person,” but when he decided to organize a family friendly event where both kids and adults could have a good time, the first annual NEPA Comic Con was born.

Back Mountain community comes together to help fire victims

LAKE TWP. — A Lake Township woman and her children who lost their home and belongings in a fire on Wednesday are getting some help from a local fire company and the community.

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Area man’s ‘73 Corvette in Hershey museum

The Antique Automobile Club of America’s museum may call Hershey its home, but some exhibits currently on display at the museum have a distinct Northeastern Pennsylvania flavor.

After 50 years in education, a new chapter awaits

When he was growing up, Dennis Puhalla didn’t see himself as a future teacher or principal.

Dancing Stars of WB: Sashay and slay!

WILKES-BARRE — Ten local celebrities took to the dance floor Saturday to raise money for a local children’s theater, providing an exciting night out for those attending the special event.

US aid to Ukraine hinges on Johnson

WASHINGTON — When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with congressional leaders in Washington late last year he told them privately what is now public: With U.S. weapons, they could win the war against Russia, but without them Russian President Vladimir Putin would be victorious.

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Jimmie Johnson runs into early trouble, finishes 28th at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson could only watch on pit road as the familiar, jubilant scene that twice before was for him raged around Daytona International Speedway.

Alex Bowman triggers ‘the big one’ in the Daytona 500 but escapes damage and comes home second

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Alex Bowman never saw how “the big one” started. He just knew he was involved.

William Byron launches Hendrick Motorsports’ 40th anniversary season with win in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The goal was obvious to William Byron: put the No. 24 Chevrolet in victory lane in the 2024 Daytona 500 to launch Hendrick Motorsports’ 40th anniversary season.

At 34 and after 5 seasons of injuries, Yanks’ Stanton says he’s ‘got to change the narrative’

TAMPA, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton’s condition was dissected on his first day back at Yankees spring training much like pastrami at a New York deli: how lean?

Major League Soccer kicks off with all eyes on Lionel Messi & Co. at Inter Miami

Messi Mania returns to Major League Soccer as Lionel Messi embarks on his first full season with Inter Miami.

Trout says he wants to stay with Angels. Rendon discusses where baseball ranks on his priority list

Mike Trout discussed his future and Anthony Rendon talked about his priorities as the Los Angeles Angels stars spoke Monday when position players started workouts at spring training camps across Arizona and Florida.

Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton thrives in the spotlight of a busy NBA All-Star weekend

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton found himself playing a new role on NBA All-Star weekend — host.

Nets fire coach Jacque Vaughn with team in 11th place

The Brooklyn Nets fired Jacque Vaughn on Monday after ending a disappointing first half of the season with a 50-point loss in Boston in their final game before the All-Star break.

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