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UGI RETIREES BUS TRIP REMINDER: UGI Retirees and guests are reminded of the bus trip to Ehrhardt’s, Lake Wallenpaupack, on Thursday, May 19. The bus will leave from Sears parking lot, Wyoming Valley Mall, promptly at 9 a.m. Attendees should be at this …


The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dave and Tara Gostynski of Warrior Run. She is the granddaughter of Gloria Delaney, Wilkes-Barre; Viola Wydra, Warrior Run and the late Joseph Wydra.

Ted Cruz supporters in Scranton rally behind candidate they say is ‘a true conservative’

As Tuesday’s primary in Pennsylvania approaches, roughly 300 Cruz supporters gathered in that ballroom to hear from their candidate. And shortly after he took the stage, Cruz told the standing, cheering crowd that this election comes down to three crit…

Mild winter was region’s second warmest on record

MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE Chad Rodriguez and his daughter Zamiyah play with bubble makers at Coal Street Park in Wilkes-Barre last month. The region’s winter recorded an average temperature of about 35 degrees.

County detectives nab four people in drug arrests Tuesday night

Detectives arrested two people from Luzerne County – Jesse James Hartman, 137 S. Wells St., Wilkes-Barre, and Jessica Hope Pavlichko, 35, 9 Catie Lane, Wapwallopen – in Moosic at about 11:35 p.m. after a controlled buy of heroin and crack in a Birney A…

Historical marker set for area mining group

WARREN RUDA / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE FILE Mining engineers John Mack and Michael Korb pose in Public Square with a plaque dedicated to the American Institute of Mining Engineers, which was founded in Wilkes-Barre. The A.I.M.E. will be commemorated with a …

Wapwallopen Family Find Out How Dangerous Hoverboards Can Be

We have seen viral video of hoverboards catching on fire, even exploding. Now one family in Luzerne County has learned how real those videos are after one exploded in their home.

Lake Jean to refill by Memorial Day

Repairs to the control tower on the dam of Lake Jean at Ricketts Glen State Park should end this fall, in time to catch the spring rains, park Manager Ben Stone said. Workers started draining the lake in April to repair a tower that regulates the flow …

Rainy Day at the Bloomsburg Fair

You can always count on a rainy day at the Bloomsburg Fair, but some people are actually happy to see rain. Of course the vendors are disappointed with the weather, but many people at the fair are happy about the rain.

Wright Twp. approves zero tolerance policy

Wright Township supervisors recently approved a policy establishing “zero tolerance” for physical, mental and sexual abuse in the workplace or at any activity sponsored by the township. The policy applies to employees, volunteers, and members of any to…