Two-paper town: Wilkes-Barre market a rarity

Two-paper town: Wilkes-Barre market a rarity

Wilkes-Barre became a city with two daily newspapers in October 1978 when striking workers started publishing The Citizens’ Voice to compete with the Capital Cities-owned Times Leader. Forty years later, the newspaper competition continues — a surprising feat for a...
Some advertisers have been with us for the last 40 years

Some advertisers have been with us for the last 40 years

While social media has changed the way businesses market to consumers, Garden Drive-In owner Doug Barbacci said newspaper advertising is “probably the most important advertising we do.”   The Garden Drive-In on Route 11 in Hunlock Twp. is one of the businesses that...
Since the beginning: 40-year subscribers

Since the beginning: 40-year subscribers

When The Citizens’ Voice started 40 years ago, it had dedicated employees, companies advertising with the new paper and four unions sticking together. None of that would have mattered if it hadn’t been for someone else — you. Locals who subscribed to the new endeavor...
The strike that launched The Citizens’ Voice

The strike that launched The Citizens’ Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Union leaders blew a whistle inside The Times Leader, Evening News/Record newspaper at 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 6, 1978, giving the signal to unionized workers to abandon their jobs and risk their livelihoods. “I said, ‘Folks, we are going on strike against...