Getting workers to where the jobs are

This morning at citizensvoice.com: With job opportunities expanding in local business parks, planners are confronting the challenge of getting workers to those jobs via public transit. Plains Twp. residents are worried that explosions from an expanding quarry...
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Cleaning up after King Coal

This morning at citizensvoice.com: One of the most prominent and unsightly remnants of the anthracite coal era, a massive culm pile at the site of the former Harry E. Colliery in Swoyersville, is slated for removal. We have a history of the site. There appears to be...
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Ghosts busted: Thoughts from the Pens’ 4-1 win

Wednesday's win over Lehigh Valley was satisfying for the Penguins for a couple of reasons. For one, it was their eighth in a row and gave them a relatively cushy lead in the Atlantic Division. They are three up on providence with a game in hand and tied with the...
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Digging out

We're waking up to six inches or more of snow, with icy roads and school delays. Keep track of developments through the day at citizensvoice.com. Today's negotiations in the Dallas teacher talks will be a "good indicator" of whether teachers will walk off the job on...
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City Hall politics gone to the dogs

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The "suspension" of one of Wilkes-Barre's police dogs has gotten wrapped up in City Hall politics. Military officials are seeking relatives of a Nanticoke man missing in action from World War II in an effort to identify remains found...
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Happy New Year and notes from Coal St.

Hi, everyone! I admit it's been way too long since I've checked in here on the blogosphere. So, with everyone getting started on their resolutions for 2018, I promise I'll do a better job of keeping you abreast here at Penguins Insider. Anyway, it was a solid practice...

Taking an icy plunge

Taking an icy plunge

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Find out how many brave souls dove into Shickshinny Lake for the annual Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser Sunday despite single-digit temperatures. Luzerne County has its first baby of the year and it's a boy. The Atlantic Sunrise...

A year in weird and wacky news

A year in weird and wacky news

This morning at citizensvoice.com, we look back at 2017's weirdest and wackiest stories and ahead to stories that will be in the news over the next 12 months. Looking to spend New Yea'r Day binge-watching TV? There are  plenty of marathons to choose from....

The year that was

The year that was

This morning at citizensvoice.com, we have a series of year-end reviews. Look back at the top 10 news stories and those who passed on in 2017, but left their mark on Wyoming Valley. We also have a review of the top stories in business and sports....

Start the New Year with a bang!

Start the New Year with a bang!

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Missiles, mortars and rockets will (legally) light up the night sky on New Year's Eve thanks to a new state law relaxing restrictions on fireworks sales. That withering Christmas tree dropping needles in your living room could be a...

Another record year for overdoses

Another record year for overdoses

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The Luzerne County coroner says 2017 will be another record year for fatal overdoses, with 144 deaths. The yearly toll has doubled over the last three years. Want to pay your county property taxes early to take advantage of federal...

Baby, it’s cold outside

Baby, it’s cold outside

This morning at citizensvoice.com: A cold snap will keep our temperatures mostly in the teens and single digits through the weekend with sub-zero wind chills. Leaders of local charities hope tax changes in 2018 won't depress giving. We look ahead to next year's...

Christmas in Wyoming Valley

Christmas in Wyoming Valley

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Residents of Wyoming Valley spent Christmas Day in churches, with their families and in service to others. Check out our image gallery. In the spirit of the season, here is our annual review of good news from the past 12 months....