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2008-07-09 09:01:01

By Jerry Lynott, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 9--KINGSTON -- The diamond pattern in the new floor at Pediatric Associates of Kingston is more than a design, it's a directional aid to the check-out window in the middle of the busy medical practice. The floor is just one part of the redesign, said J.R. Vought, practice administrator. Renovations have been under way since March and are expected to be finished for Saturday's 40th anniversary celebration. Vought declined to...

2008-07-09 09:00:41

By Jerry Lynott, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 9--PITTSTON TWP. -- Continental Airlines will resume flights to Newark from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, reviving a route it cancelled 11 years ago. The flights will replace the loss of service to Cleveland. The airline's regional carrier, Continental Connection, will cease two daily flights to its Cleveland hub on Oct. 1 and begin four flights to Newark Liberty International Airport the following day....

2008-07-09 09:00:00

By Steve Mocarsky, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 9--HAZLE TWP. -- State officials on Tuesday announced the completion of an abandoned mineland reclamation project that opened the way for development of 135 acres in southern Luzerne County. The 20-month project, which began in April 2006, involved the excavation and grading of more than 1 million cubic yards of on-site material, the filling of nine strip mine pits and elimination about 3,500 linear feet of highwall ranging in...

2008-07-06 18:00:23

By Jerry Lynott, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 6--The Ford logos are prominently placed on Kevin Wayman's 1998 Taurus SE. Less conspicuous is the sticker on the rear window indicating the car was made in Chicago. The automaker's familiar script is there by design, the sticker by law. The U.S. content of automobiles, textile, wool and fur products must be disclosed. That's not the case with the rest of the products consumers can choose from; so, depending upon the...

2008-07-04 12:00:13

By The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 4--Wyoming Valley West Middle School inadvertently omitted these students from its third-quarter honor roll, which was published in June: Derek Lewis and Brooks Thompson, eighth grade; and Justin Bagi and Ralph Keefer, seventh grade. The College Countdown column by Karen Mason published on Thursday should have provided the Web address of www.fafsa.ed.gov for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. ----- To see more of The Times...

2008-07-03 12:00:43

By Rory Sweeney, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 3--Though Pennsy Supply, Inc.'s proposal to expand Small Mountain Quarry has been denied by two separate authorities, the company filed another appeal on Wednesday. Pennsy is appealing the decision of County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ann Lokuta, who last Thursday denied Pennsy's appeal of a Dorrance Township Zoning Board denial. Since no new evidence was proffered in court, Lokuta's decision was based solely on whether the...

2008-07-02 15:00:51

By Andrew M. Seder, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 2--If you're going to be laid off from a hospital job, there are a lot worse places to have it happen than in Northeastern Pennsylvania. That's the message being offered by hospital officials throughout the region. It's directed at the approximately 400 employees of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre who were notified Thursday their positions were being eliminated this fall. But there are opportunities in the region. There...

2008-07-01 09:00:00

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 1--WILKES-BARRE -- Launched in January, the Pepperjam Network, a service that Internet advertisers and publishers can use to improve their sales performance, has gained industry notice. A survey conducted by research firm MarketingSherpa identified Pepperjam among the top five affiliate marketing networks nationally. The survey found that the most active affiliate marketers use four of the five top networks. Still, the 17.5...

2008-07-01 09:00:25

By Andrew M. Seder, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 1--The state House on Sunday unanimously passed a bill aimed at improving access to high-speed Internet for rural and inner-city areas of Pennsylvania. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Todd Eachus, D-Butler Township, heads to the Senate for consideration. "In the 21st century it's impossible for schools, businesses and the average person to compete without access to fast, reliable Internet service," Eachus said. "Unfortunately,...

2008-06-28 09:02:44

By Steve Mocarsky, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 28--The reasons older adults are re-entering the work force are varied. "My husband is on disability right now because of his epilepsy. He lost his insurance and, in order to make ends meet, I decided to take this job opportunity," Rose Carey said before the start of a pharmacy technician class she's taking at Luzerne County Community College's Corporate Learning Center on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. Carey, 63, of...