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2011-02-23 00:00:42

Multimedia News Company Expanding Its Local Search Initiatives Leesburg, VA (PRWEB) February 21, 2011 The Wilkes-Barre Publishing Co., a multimedia company and the leading publisher of daily and community newspapers, and interactive information platforms in Luzerne County and throughout northeastern Pennsylvania announced today the expansion of its local search Internet initiatives through an agreement with ImmersiFind, Inc. "We are adding a new local search application to our family of...

2008-08-05 09:01:31

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--PLAINS TWP. -- Severely injured or ill patients will have better odds of survival and recovery after Oct. 1, when a Level II trauma center officially opens in Geisinger Wyoming Valley's new critical care building. The hospital received notice Monday of accreditation as Luzerne County's first trauma center by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. That will make a difference when emergency responders are attempting to save...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Bill O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--HANOVER TWP. -- U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski on Monday announced receipt of a $178,524 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install an "oxygenator" -- an aerobic wetlands treatment system that will reduce iron concentrations in the watershed caused by past coal mining practices. Kanjorski said the grant was obtained from EPA through the agency's Brownfields Program for the cleanup of acid mine drainage in the...

2008-08-04 09:00:00

By Andrew M. Seder, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 4--When classes begin this month, all but one area college is anticipating an increase in freshman enrollment from last year. For most schools, that's become an annual event, but the upward trend could be coming to an end in the next few years. Data depict a large decrease in students graduating from high schools in the Northeast United States and in Pennsylvania during the next six years. That comes after a five-year streak...

2008-08-03 09:00:00

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 3--WILKES-BARRE -- A $100 million expansion of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital has been halted as the Wyoming Valley Health Care System seeks funding to complete the project. The stoppage, which hospital officials describe as temporary, comes months after they spurned a $40 million offer of support for project costs from Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Plans for adding space and upgrading facilities at Luzerne County's...

2008-08-03 09:00:19

By Rory Sweeney, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 3--In addition to anticipated jobs and profits from natural-gas drilling, water usage should increase as regional operations get under way. That could mean more income for water haulers and sanitary authorities. Drilling companies have been ramping up activities because an underground rock layer known as Marcellus Shale is expected to contain billions of dollars in natural gas deposits. Each well-drilling operation could...

2008-08-02 12:00:20

By Sherry Long, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 2--KINGSTON -- A former youth pastor at a Kingston church, charged with taking advantange of teens he was mentoring, faces additional charges. Brian Andrew Neiswender, 26, was charged Friday with indecent assault and corruption of minors and arraigned Friday afternoon before District Judge Paul Roberts. He was released on $25,000 unsecured bail. The former youth pastor at Christ Community Church on West Dorrance Street had been...

2008-08-01 09:00:49

By Mark Guydish, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 1--The battle between the Scranton Diocese and the union trying to represent Catholic school teachers heated up sharply Thursday with the diocese announcing a draft contract for teachers that the union said "should never in any way be confused with a real contract." Union President Mike Milz also announced Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bill George plans to testify at a state House of Representatives hearing Aug. 18 on a bill to...

2008-08-01 09:00:42

By Mary Therese Biebel, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 1--Yes, the bottles are really glass. No, they're not glued to anyone's hat. During a recent rehearsal for the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary's production of "Fiddler on the Roof," wine bottles often wobbled and occasionally fell, no matter how hard a group of dancers tried to balance them on their heads as they pivoted, shifted weight from foot to foot and sank to their knees. Only one dancer, Matt...

2008-07-30 09:01:19

By Rory Sweeney, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 30--Just weeks after residents from Taylor in Lackawanna County forcefully voiced their opposition to expanding one landfill in the borough, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced on Tuesday it had renewed a permit for another one. The permit for the Alliance Sanitary Landfill, which spans the borough and Ransom Township, was extended until Oct. 31, 2010, because the facility has unused capacity and is now...


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