WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Department of Health gave the city of Wilkes-Barre a $615,000 grant to increase access to healthy foods. The grant will allow the Farmers’ Market to take place on Thursdays, like usual, but now also on Mondays. The Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market has been around since the 1970s, and Larry Omalia has been coming since the beginning. It’s still a very worthwhile and enjoyable day to go to town on a beautiful summer day and sell a lot […]
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WILKES-BARRE — Hundreds of bowlers knocked down pins in Wilkes-Barre to help children. The Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Stanton Lanes benefited Big Brothers, Big Sisters. For 35 years, this event has help raise thousands of dollars to help the programs that help boys and girls in need of mentoring. “This fundraiser helps us raise funds to recruit, screen, and train volunteers that we can match with children who are facing adversity in their lives,” said Tanya Olaviany, with Big […]
WILKES-BARRE — One of northeastern Pennsylvania’s most well-known radio personalities is reportedly out of a job. Steve Corbett is leaving WILK after about a decade as the station’s afternoon drive-time host, the Citizens Voice reports. The paper quotes an internal email that says the station has parted ways with Corbett. Prior to his radio career, Steve Corbett was an award-winning newspaper columnist in Wilkes-Barre.
WILKES-BARRE — Police say a man used brass knuckles and a knife to rob two people outside a fast food restaurant in Wilkes-Barre. Authorities say a man and 15-year-old girl were sitting in a vehicle at McDonald’s on Northampton Street when a man attacked the victims, robbed them, and took off. Police located the suspect, Valeriy Nyevdak, 56, from Ukraine. He is locked up on robbery and assault charges in the Luzerne County jail.
WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating a holdup at a mini mart in Wilkes-Barre. Investigators say a man waving a knife demanded money from a worker at the Turkey Hill on North Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday night. He grabbed some cash and ran off. Officers haven’t said how much he got away with in that robbery in Wilkes-Barre.
WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County’s Children and Youth headquarters damaged by fire was back open on Tuesday. Investigators believe Monday’s fire in the building along North Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre was deliberately set. There is a section of the building workers can’t get to due to the fire damage. The employees who normally work in that area have been moved to another building. Police have not made any arrests yet after that fire.
WILKES-BARRE — Phil Rudy is gone, but his memory lives on as the popular deli he owned in downtown Wilkes-Barre is back open for business. Although he wasn’t there, his personality shines through the quirky decorations and the upbeat music at “Circles on the Square.” “All the crazy little things he used to buy and sell, we’d be like, ‘Phil, what are you buying that for?’ Then we’d sell three of them,” said Kathy Alaimo. Between the odd collectibles and […]
SCRANTON — After numerous protests against President Trump’s policies since his swearing in more than a month ago, some supporters were out in force in our area. Braving freezing cold and holding signs, people stood in support of President Trump on Courthouse Square in Scranton on Saturday. Trump supporters believe the Republican president has been following through with his campaign promises but still has a lot of work to do. “He has done a lot already in a month. He […]
WILKES-BARRE — A longtime business promoter and volunteer in Wilkes-Barre, Frank Pasquini has died. Pasquini died Friday morning after a two-year battle with colon cancer. For years, Pasquini served as president of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association. Pasquini was 67 years old.
WILKES-BARRE — The owner of a popular sandwich shop in the Diamond City has passed away. Phil Rudy ran “Circles on the Square” for 32 years. Rudy fell ill Friday morning at the deli and died later that afternoon. According to a sign posted at the business, the deli in Wilkes-Barre will remain closed until Monday, March 6th.