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2013-07-06 23:01:04

The informative program presents July air dates for Wilkes-Barre and Scranton on FOX WOLF-TV. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) July 06, 2013 The Communities of Distinction TV program welcomes the viewers of two major Pennsylvania cities in July. Wilkes-Barre is located in eastern Pennsylvania in the scenic Wyoming Valley area. It is close to the famous Pocono Mountains where many visit for excellent skiing in the winter and adventuresome camping and hiking in the summer. It is a small city near...

2013-05-31 23:04:57

Temporary and permanent modular building provider ModSpace is growing its nationwide branch network with a new office in Wilkes-Barre, allowing it to better serve customers throughout Northeastern PA. Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 ModSpace, North America´s largest US-owned provider of temporary and permanent buildings, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new branch office in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The new location allows ModSpace to better serve customers throughout...

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....

2008-07-28 12:00:57

By Erin Moody, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 28--Almost all Luzerne County districts will receive thousands of dollars to assist high school students who are dual-enrolled at local colleges and universities. Wilkes-Barre Area School District tops the list with more than $59,000. However, Hanover Area School District will not receive a grant, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The district was included last year and applied for the 2008-09 grant....

2008-07-12 09:00:26

By Michael P. Buffer, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 12--HARTFORD, Conn. -- Luzerne County officials are considering the formation of a nonprofit organization to plan activities along the Susquehanna River after going on a bus trip Friday to see Hartford's riverfront operation. "We have to get someone to start coordinating events," said County Commissioner Stephen A. Urban, chairman of the county flood protection authority. "We have a grand opening in the spring. We need...

2008-07-07 06:00:19

By David Singleton, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 7--THE WEATHERED TOMBSTONES -- some toppled, others shattered -- whisper to Linda Scott, pleading for remembrance and respect. Here, grouped largely near a back edge of the Washburn Street Cemetery in West Scranton, lie the graves of 61 of 110 men and boys killed Sept. 6, 1869, in the Avondale mine disaster in Luzerne County's Plymouth Township. It stands as the worst loss of life in the history of anthracite mining in...

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...

2008-07-02 06:01:01

By David Singleton, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 2--Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre employees who learned last week their jobs will be eliminated in September are now learning something else. Their skills are in demand. In newspapers ads this week and a direct mail effort that will follow, Mercy Health Partners is making an aggressive pitch for soon-to-be-displaced nurses and other employees who worked at the hospital when it was known as Mercy Wilkes-Barre to rejoin the Mercy...

2008-06-20 12:00:29

By Michael P. Buffer, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 20--PITTSTON TWP. -- Luzerne and Lackawanna county commissioners on Thursday approved bills that total almost $2 million for a new aircraft-overrun system expected to cost more than $5.8 million. The commissioners also accepted a federal grant of almost $2.3 million for the overrun safety project at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. After Thursday's bi-county meeting, airport officials showed off a new aircraft...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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