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Marsicano will seek Republican nomination in 8th District – Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

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Michael Marsicano, who was a Democrat when elected mayor of Hazleton 25 years ago, confirmed that he will run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 8thDistrict as a Republican.


Marsicano, a former state trooper and commercial airline pilot, now lives in Hazle Twp. and became a Republican two years ago.


He plans to make a formal announcement today.


Marsicano expects to compete against several Republican candidates in a primary April 28.


Earl Granville, a decorated Army veteran from Scott Twp.; Harry Haas, a Dallas…

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People are Prioritizing Fitness and Family in the New Year – WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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NANTICOKE, Pa. – New Year’s Day is the day people like to set goals and resolutions for the year ahead.

For some people, it was all about being more healthy and starting off 2020 at the gym and there were plenty of people pumping iron at Nanticoke Fitness Center.

“I try to work out a lot throughout the year but you know, a lot of the times I have lapses where I stop going. This year is kind of like make sure I stick to a steady schedule,” Justin Casey said.

“Just to live a healthy lifestyle….

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3 Cartwright mobile homes catch fire, fire marshal investigating – KXII-TV

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CARTWRIGHT, Okla. (KXII) Minnow Drive in Cartwright was full of fire engines, flashing lights and smoke Wednesday evening.

Around 6:30 p.m. fire crews from Cartwright and Colbert responded to a multi-structure fire. 3 mobile homes within a few feet of each other went up in flames.

Neighbors said the homes were all vacant at the time. Officials confirmed no one was inside when they arrived. One witness who lives nearby said he’s thankful the fire didn’t spread to his home.

“It was crazy! I…

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Cross-country walk ends as healing continues for veteran – Myhorrynews

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The low E string stretches along the guitar.

Veteran Van Booth held the weathered instrument by the neck, spinning it to see the chaos of signatures and stickers. Fine wrinkles under his eyes belied the smile beneath his bushy beard.

“Yup,” not usually stingy with words, Booth said, taking his time looking at the final string on a guitar he lugged across the country. “That’s the last string.”

The final string was strung after the final step of 7.1 million steps in a 3,135-mile walk to raise awareness about veteran suicide and post-traumatic…

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Luzerne County Council Approves 2020 Budget with Real Estate Tax Hike – WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Property owners in Luzerne County will soon see a tax hike for the first time in years.

Tuesday night’s budget meeting was a long one, lasting late into the night.

In the end, the Luzerne County Council approved a budget for next year,  and it calls for a real estate tax hike of 3.25%.

What does that mean? It means the average property owner in the county will pay $20 more per year. That’s about $1.75 per month.

The original proposal called for a 5% hike, but some council members…

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Wilkes University to announce 7th president Thursday morning – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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WWII vets honored as Mission BBQ makes area debut

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Bob Megatulski served his country in World War II and Monday he was served whatever he wanted at Mission BBQ.

Megatulski, 94, earned four bronze stars for his service as a U.S. Navy Seabee during World War II. He and fellow World War II veteran Russ Miller, 95 of Reading, were guests of honor at Monday’s Grand Opening of Mission BBQ on Mundy Street.

“It’s amazing that they do this,” Megatulski said of the restaurant’s corporate policy of honoring veterans for their service. “It’s a…

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30th Annual Cut-A-Thon Proceeds Donated to Women’s Resource Center – WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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ROCKWELL AVENUE, Pa. — At the CTC in Scranton, Santa’s snippers provided haircuts to benefit a non-profit in our area.

This is the 30th year for the Cut-A-Thon.

Cosmetologists from area salons provided haircuts, and students at the CTC offered manicures and facials.

All the proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Resource Center to help its work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 


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State senator releases report, recommendations on poverty in PA – fox56.com

Haywood went on a listening tour through PA and put out a report. "Individuals who were really trying hard to get out of poverty, but they were met by what I came to learn as describe as kind of a box that they were put in," explained Haywood. That box is made up of low pay, inadequate childcare and public transportation options, and rent that was too high. Then if they ended up on benefits, they might have to choose between a slightly better job and no benefits - which could still have issues, or staying on benefits. "We need to figure out a way to smooth that somehow so that people can transition and then be rewarded for work," added Blake.
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The Downs at Lehigh Valley could be first in Lehigh Valley to offer sports gambling – Morning Call

The petition does not disclose specifics of the sportsbook or the planned renovations at The Downs at Lehigh Valley, a 28,000-square-foot facility at 1780 Airport Road with a large center bar and full dining room. The petition, which does not provide a timeline for when the sportsbook could open, says jobs in security, admissions and food and beverage will be created at the operation, though that figure was redacted.
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Pashinski bill could spell trouble for the vaping industry – Citizens Voice

f state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski gets his way, the flavored vaping industry will go up in smoke. The Wilkes-Barre Democrat on Friday introduced a bill, the “Ban on Flavored Vapor Products Act,” that would prohibit stores from selling flavored vaping products in Pennsylvania. “Vapor products have been repeatedly called ‘safe’ or ‘less dangerous’ than cigarettes,” Pashinski said. “While it is true that vapor products contain far fewer carcinogens and toxicants, they still contain significant amounts of nicotine — the drug that makes cigarettes addictive in the first place.”
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Your view: Support Mark Shaffer for WB City Council – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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On Aug. 31st, I received word that my older brother, Melvin Samuel Wynn, had passed away, and it put me in a tail spin.

There are so many people to thank who helped with the arrangements.

The first group to step to the plate was the Wilkes Barre Area School District, specifically Dr. Brian Costello and Ms. Denise Thomas. They gave us the venue of the school.

The first person was Greg Palmer of Salt & Pepper fame, now staging as Greg Palmer. Judge William Amesbury and his beautiful sister, Noreen – your love and…

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Opening the door to persecuted Jews because ‘it was the right thing to do’ – The Jerusalem Post

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How many of the six million Jewish Holocaust victims might have been spared had more countries been willing to provide a haven for them? There were several countries in which non-Jewish friends, neighbors and total strangers risked their lives and those of their families to either shelter Jews in their homes or smuggle them to safe houses and across borders.

But very few countries were willing to take in Jewish refugees.

The Philippines was one of the significant exceptions – not because its charismatic, sensitive and humanitarian president Manuel Quezon wanted…

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Wyoming Area Catholic School holds annual balloon rosary event – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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PITTSTON — Paint Pittston Pink wrapped up on Saturday with a series of events that brought residents to its Main Street for competition and camaraderie, while raising money for breast cancer research.

The day’s 5K race and gentlemen’s dash are becoming tradition for many Pittston area residents, the “Hammer Out Cancer” event, in its first year was very well received.

Mary Kay Jones, who lost her daughter Lisa Jones Kutra last year to breast cancer, opened the day reminding those attending of the importance of…

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Education Newsmakers: 10/07/2019 | Community – Traverse City Record Eagle

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  • Sixty students with Leelanau County lineage were awarded $1,000 scholarships at the 14th annual Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund Spring Fling in May:

Shannon Popp, Alma College; Hanna Grant and Marie Krueger, Aquinas College; Anthony Evich, Ave Maria University; Camden Jakielek, Bowling Green State University; Brittany Bolger, Central Michigan University; Mason Bright, Collin County Community College; Caleb Francis, Colorado State University; Jonathan Mustard, Davenport University; Carrie…

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Vegan Cafe Ready to Open in Wilkes-Barre – WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Dairy-free pizza, meatless burgers, and veggie buffalo wings are just some of the offerings at a new vegan restaurant that opens Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre.

Eden A Vegan Café opens this week on South Main Street in downtown Wilkes-Barre and the owner tells us it’s not like your typical vegan restaurant.

“We take traditional comfort foods that people already love and we veganize them, so we just use different proteins, so instead of animal products and dairy and eggs, we use proteins like…

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