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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...

2010-10-18 14:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An information-technology company will expand its operations in Pennsylvania and create 30 high-paying jobs with its opening of a new office in Wilkes-Barre, the Department of Community and Economic Development announced today. OPTiMO Information Technology plans to open a 5,000-square-foot office in downtown Wilkes-Barre, purchase new equipment and provide extensive employee training. The project will also retain 30 existing positions....

2010-04-29 15:24:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles W. Olsen Jr., 39, of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, was found guilty today of illegally killing a 707-pound bear over bait during the 2009 hunting seasons, and ordered to pay fines and restitution of $6,800, plus court costs, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Vic Rosa, of Wyoming County. District Judge Carl Smith, of Tunkhannock, found Olsen guilty of unlawfully killing a bear, for...

2010-04-07 14:23:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a boost from state investments, a start-up medical review services company will establish its headquarters in downtown Wilkes-Barre and create nearly 100 jobs within three years, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. Federal Review Services LLC, a newly-formed company that performs medical reviews for medical insurance providers, will establish its headquarters in Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The project will create...

2010-02-22 04:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilkes University and Defined Learning, an educational company specializing in media and curriculum development, launch a course to help teachers pique their students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Wilkes and Defined Learning offer non-credit modules aiding teachers in creating enriched learning environments using Defined Learning's "Defined STEM" product. Defined STEM is a web-based application, utilizing career...

2010-01-07 08:07:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Mr. John Dittmeier was named General Manager for WTWC-TV (NBC 40) in Tallahassee, Florida. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television group. In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, "John is a seasoned broadcast professional that brings over 20 years of experience to the Tallahassee marketplace. He has a proven track record of success...

2009-12-08 09:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When is the largest bear killed in Pennsylvania's bear season not the largest bear harvested? When it is the largest bear killed over bait, which equals poaching. That's what happened when Charles W. Olsen Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, decided that it'd be easier to kill a bear over a pile of pastries, rather than the method used by ethical hunters. Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Cory...

2009-06-12 11:00:00

First Place Winners: Denver & Wilkes-Barre PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denver (CO) Mayor John Hickenlooper, and Wilkes-Barre (PA) Mayor Thomas Leighton have been selected to receive the 2009 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards, a program sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The Awards Program recognizes mayors for innovative practices in their cities designed to increase energy efficiency and curb global warming. An independent...

2009-03-31 07:00:00

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilkes University School of Education introduces a new online master's degree program in online teaching. The program, which launches this summer, is for educators and other professionals who aspire to use technology for training and instruction over the Internet. Courses will teach the latest technology and best practices for providing effective online instruction, whether in the private or public sectors of academia, the corporate world or...

2008-10-29 09:00:25

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilkes University, an academic partner of Performance Learning Systems, Inc. (PLS), has served the eastern half of Pennsylvania for almost three decades and beginning January 2009 they are expanding across the state. PLS-designed courses offered through Wilkes University rely on impeccable research that coincides with the highest academic standards. Wilkes University is now offering in Western Pennsylvania their 30-credit, state rate Masters in...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
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