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    Neighbors Upset After Vandals Tear Up Yards with Vehicles

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — At least three properties in Monroe County were vandalized after vehicles were driven over their lawns, leaving tread marks behind. One of those locations is a church cemetery, the other an elementary school, and all three locations are close to each other near Marshalls Creek. Tire tracks were left on the lawn of a home on Hollow Road in Smithfield Township after neighbors believe vandals went joyriding through the yard sometime over the weekend. “It’s a shame that […]

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    McCann School of Business Closing Campus in Dickson City

    DICKSON CITY — A school in our area is closing its doors for good. The McCann School of Business and Technology in Dickson City is no longer accepting new students. A statement from the school cites declining enrollment as the reason for the closure. A spokesperson said the McCann campus won’t close until all the current students complete their studies and will assist them in finding new schools. The only campuses closing at this time are in Dickson City and […]

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    Scranton Church Closes Doors For Final Time

    SCRANTON — It’s the end of an era as a church in Scranton had its final service on Sunday. The scene was somber inside Bethel Baptist Church on South Main Avenue in Scranton. After 100 years, the church is closing for good. The land the church sits on will be the site of a new rehabilitation center. “Very sad and acceptance of the Lord’s will because the situation we find ourselves in is a mixed feeling,” said Pastor Joe Santos, […]

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    Clinton Campaign to Join Efforts for Recounts in Several Key States

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Saturday it will take part in efforts to push for recounts in several key states, joining with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised millions of dollars to have votes counted again in Wisconsin. But, in a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the campaign’s counsel, said the campaign’s own investigation has not uncovered any evidence of hacking of voting systems. In the campaign’s most detailed comments to date on the recount, Elias wrote […]

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    Bargain Hunters Get A Jump On Black Friday Deals on Thanksgiving

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — When it comes to getting a jump on Black Friday deals, die-hard bargain hunters weren’t going to let a little rain ruin their shot at saving some cash. Folks were lining up early on the rainy Thanksgiving Day waiting for Best Buy’s early opening. “I just think that the great deals are wonderful, the TVs are going on sale for more than 60 percent off.” “30 to 60 percent off, there’s wonderful deals here,” said Addi Singh […]

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    The Barrel and Staff Move On

    SPRING BROOK TOWNSHIP — A popular restaurant in Lackawanna County, known for its Texas wieners and root beer, is closing. The Barrel has made a home for itself along Route 307 in Spring Brook Township, near Moscow. Over the past 26 years, it’s been a home to its employees who have all worked there a decade or more. “Oh, it’s a sad situation, it really is, because it’s like home,” said worker James Noone. “And the owner Gail is such […]

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    Truck Crash Closes Road in Northumberland County

    WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP — A tanker truck crashed Wednesday morning, knocking down wires, and closing a road. A stretch of Route 45 in West Chillisquaque Township was closed near the Route 147 interchange because of the crash. Crews detoured traffic before the road reopened during the afternoon. Some diesel fuel was spilled in the crash. Two people were taken to the hospital for injuries in the wreck.

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    Assistance Available for Flash Flood Victims

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf announced Monday that loans from the federal government will be available for victims of flash flooding last month. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare Centre and Lycoming Counties a disaster area after severe flooding caused significant damage to homes and businesses on October 21. Homeowners, renters, and businesses in Centre and Lycoming Counties, as well as neighboring counties Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union may be […]

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    Family Sub Shop Closing After Nearly 40 Years

    LINDEN — After nearly 40 years, a family run sub shop in Lycoming County is ready to close its doors for good. Chris Michaels can’t cash out all the customers and fill sub orders on his own when it gets busy at the Mountain View Deli and Samurai Subs Shop in Linden, so it’s a good thing he works well with his co-workers–who are also his parents and his brother. “It’s demanding. It is a seven days a week job […]

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    Star Fitness Center in Edwardsville to Close

    EDWARDSVILLE — We now know more about some of the layoffs impacting Commonwealth Health. Star Fitness Center in Luzerne County is closing, and people who use the gym are frustrated. They told us a half dozen workers there now have to find new jobs. Officials with Commonwealth Health say Star Fitness is closing at the end of the month. Gym goers say there’s no place around quite like it, but now, the several hundred people who used the gym have […]

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    Mom Posts Note Closing Living Room for a Month to Keep It Clean for Thanksgiving

    An Ohio mother is taking extreme measures to keep her living room clean until Thanksgiving — just ask her son. On Nov. 5, Nick Denbow, 17, Tweeted a photo that shows tape stretched across the door and a sign posted on it that states the room has been cleaned for the holidays and is closed until Nov. 24. okay how my mom just gonna close down the living room for a month ?? — nick denbow (@nickdenbow11) November 5, […]

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    Planned Parenthood Closing Office in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Planned Parenthood announced today it’s closing its facility in downtown Scranton. The organization calls the closure a consolidation. The Planned Parenthood office which has been on Penn Avenue in the Electric City for decades will shut down at the end of this month.