• Trading Post in Lycoming County Closing Its Doors

    SALLADASBURG — Bustling workers clank dishes together inside Cohick’s Trading Post in Salladasburg. It’s not an unfamiliar sound, but usually the dishes are filled with food. “No lunch. It’s sad. I’m sad,” said Jean Hunter. Loyal customers like Jean Hunter and her husband Daniel came in to grab lunch, but after more than 90 years, […]

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    Walmart Abruptly Closes 5 Stores, Leaves 2,200 Employees Without Work

    NEW YORK — Walmart surprised everyone and put 2,200 people out of work Monday when it temporarily closed five stores. The reason for the shut down: plumbing problems, according to the retailer. Two of the stores are in Texas, and the others are in California, Florida and Oklahoma. They will be closed for “extended repairs” […]

  • Last Call At 4 A.M. Instead Of 2 A.M.?

    SCRANTON — The possibility that last call at areas bars and restaurant could come two hours later than it does now. A state lawmaker says he plans to introduce legislation at the state capitol that would extend hours for alcohol sales from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. In the Electric City, the saying goes there`s […]

  • More Roadwork Delays In Lackawanna County

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Interstate 81 northbound was down to one lane at the Main Avenue/Dickson City exit while crews paved a ramp overnight Monday. It was just one of the delays drivers experienced in Lackawanna County. “I think some people leaving for work in the morning might have some trouble with 81 closing down. Might […]

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    Bishop’s Address Highlights Shortage of Priests

    SCRANTON — The Diocese of Scranton covers 11 counties in our area and over the weekend, many Catholics saw a video from the bishop. In the video,┬áDiocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera says the number of priests is likely to decrease by a fifth over the next decade. That statistic can be a little shocking […]

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    UPDATE: Grocery and Cafe Coming to Downtown Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre city leaders confirm City Market and Cafe is moving into space left empty by a Wilkes-Barre art gallery that is closing its doors. Last week, we reported that Arts Seen Gallery has been on Public Square for five years, but now it’s moving out to make space for a mini grocery story. […]

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    Walgreens Closing Stores

    Walgreens is planning to close 200 stores across the country. Plans are still being finalized and the company did not reveal a time frame for the closures. Walgreens says it is trying to reduce expenses by $1.5 billion over the next three years. The chain has more than 8,000 stores spread across the country. The […]

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    Changing Business Landscape in Historic Downtown

    HONESDALE — Recently, as many as a half-dozen longtime businesses closed in downtown Honesdale, including a bakery, a gift shop and more. But in that time, new businesses have been springing up. Just this weekend, Day’s Bakery on North Main Street closed up shop after more than 60 years in business. Country Dawn is closing […]

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    M&T Bank to Close in Millville

    MILLVILLE — Some people in Columbia County will need to find another place to do their banking, and the bank that’s closing in Millville dates back to the turn of the 20th century. Old photographs and century-old trinkets cover a table at M&T Bank in Millville. The artifacts are on display at the bank, showing […]

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    Cressona Mall Faces Foreclosure

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP– The Cressona Mall in Schuylkill County is facing some big money problems. The shopping center near Schuylkill Haven could go into foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank filed a lawsuit against the Cressona Mall claiming it has defaulted on a multi-million dollar mortgage. Some shoppers said that’s surprising. “I just never would have thought, […]

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    Store Closing in Honesdale After Three Decades

    HONESDALE — After three decades in business, a gift shop in Wayne County is closing. Country Dawn used to have locations in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Mount Pocono areas. Now, longtime customers are learning the remaining store in Honesdale will close in May. Country Dawn gift shop employee Joann Ostrander took down a hanging lamp […]

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    Business Highs and Lows in Schuylkill County

    SAINT CLAIR — People in Schuylkill County won’t be making too many more transactions at the National Penn Bank Branch at the Schuylkill Mall. Bank officials announced the branch at the mall near Frackville will close this summer. Customers said they were notified by mail. “I got a letter that they’re closing on June 29,” […]