Empty bowls fill stomachs by aiding area food banks

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John Dubik of Plymouth, left, and his son Mark Dubik of Monroe Township pick out handcrafted pottery bowls at the Henry Student Center on the campus of Wilkes University during the Empty Bowls benefit on Sunday. John Dubik of Plymouth, left, and his son Mark Dubik of Monroe Township pick out handcrafted pottery bowls at the Henry Student Center on the campus of Wilkes University during the Empty Bowls benefit on Sunday.

Psychologist who evaluated kids-for-cash juveniles loses license

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A psychologist sued in a civil lawsuit along with kids-for-cash figures Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan has lost his license to practice his former profession in Pennsylvania. Frank Vita, who performed hundreds of psychological evaluations of kids-for-cash juveniles, is no longer a licensed psychologist in the state.

Conahan’s brother-in-law loses license

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A psychologist who performed evaluations on juveniles sentenced by former county judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. gave up his license and will pay a fine for ethics violations. Frank Vita, brother-in-law of kids-for-cash judge Michael T. Conahan, gave up his license in an agreement with the State Board of Psychology.

Pocono festivals

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Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Days:  Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19 in downtown Jim Thorpe. Featuring train rides, vendors, crafters, farmers market, bike rentals and rids, entertainments, and seasonal specials from restaurants and shops.

Student aids veterans with greeting card project

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LOIS A. GRIMM / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE Mary Grace Eckert, 12, of Wapwallopen, turned a school assignment into her life‘s mission to help veterans with her project Cards to Heroes. The determined 12-year-old Wapwallopen resident has raised $5,000 for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors since 2012.

Wapwallopen man dies following garage blaze

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A man died of severe burns he received in a garage fire in Wapwallopen on Wednesday, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office confirmed. Edward Strzelecki, 80, was working on a farm tractor in his garage at 401 S. River St. when the fire broke out around 3:10 p.m., a 911 dispatch supervisor and Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

Man Badly Burned in Wapwallopen

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“Evidently he was working on the tractor. He was taking gas out of one into another.

Mountain Top Farmer’s Market enjoying unprecedented success

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My mother-in-law, Dolores Pisano of Wilkes-Barre, has never visited the Mountain Top farmers’ market held every Sunday at Crestwood High School parking lot.

Man killed in Newport Twp. motorcyle crash

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The victim of a fatal one-vehicle motorcycle crash Saturday night in Newport Township has been identified as Anthony Chopyak, 46, of Wapwallopen.

Wapwallopen man charged with selling heroin

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Charles Herring Jr., 35, of 168 Lily Lake Road, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Paul Roberts on charges of intentional possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of heroin with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, and two counts of conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to sell before.