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Keystone College inducts 10th Athletics Hall of Fame Class

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Keystone College inducted its 10th Athletics Hall of Fame class during a ceremony on Oct. 18 as part of Homecoming Weekend events on campus. Five former Giants student-athletes were honored as members of the class: Dennis Coffinberger ’68 (wrestling), Debra Tylutki Curmaci (field hockey and women’s basketball), Chris Homer (baseball), Todd Keith (men’s soccer), and Nicholas Scandale (football).About Keystone’s College’s 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees:Dennis Coffinberger ’68Coffinberger ’68 was recognized for his career as a member of the Keystone Junior College wrestling team.

 

Pet of the Week: Meet Lilith

Name: LilithAge: AdultSex: FemaleBreed: Domestic shorthairAbout me: I’m very friendly and like other cats. I came to the shelter one year ago when my owner passed away.Remember to contact the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 570-586-3700 if your pet is lost or goes astray.The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., is open for the adoption of pets from noon to 4 p.m., six days a week (closed...

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Pieces of the Abingtons

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our “Pieces of the Abingtons” contest. Every other week within the paper, we’ll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural structure or other local item in public view in the Abingtons. We’ll ask you to submit a guess as to where the photo was taken and what’s featured in the photo. Then we’ll enter each correct answer in a drawing t...

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Alley Cats bowling league scores released

Alley Cats bowling league scores from Oct. 14 are as follows:Team standings: Manx-18, Panthers-18, Lynx-16, Bobcats-16, Siamese-14, Tigers, 14, Wildcats-12, Ghost-4High individual game: Judy Wolfe-190, Anna Aten- 173, Maxine Gilligan- 168High individual series: Barb Borek-468, Judy Wolfe -463, Bette Connell- 446High team game: Manx-697, Tigers-668, Lynx-656High team series: Manx-2005, Tigers-1958, Lynx-1928

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Sen. Baker supports bill that strikes balance between responsible development and environmental protection

The Senate on Oct. 14 approved an amended version of House Bill 1565 and sent it back to the House for a concurrence vote. The 27-22 vote included the support of Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20, who fought for its passage because of the impact existing legislation has had on parts of her district, especially Pike, Wayne and Monroe counties.She noted the language in the current law has a disproportionately negative impact in Northeastern Pennsylvania.“While 34 percent of this...

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Jack Williams Tire supports Ryan’s Run

Allied Services Integrated Services announce that for the fourth year, Jack Williams Tire is supporting children and adults with disabilities as a major sponsor of Ryan’s Run. The campaign led by WNEP-TV’s Ryan Leckey involves area runners competing in the New York City Marathon to raise funds and awareness for individuals with disabilities and life-changing injuries at Allied Services.Since Jack Williams Tire joined the Ryan’s Run campaign in 2011, the family-own...

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Keystone College athletes claim CSAC Weekly Awards

Keystone College men’s cross country runner Justin Clarke, a Lackawanna Trail graduate, and women’s soccer player Jem Crockford were honored by the Colonial States Athletic Conference Monday, Oct. 20 as the league announced their weekly award winners. Clarke was named the CSAC Runner of the Week while Crockford was selected to the conference’s Player of the Week Honor Roll.

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Hickory Project to open Arts at First Presbyterian concert series

The Hickory Project, an NEPA-based bluegrass band, will open the Arts at First Presbyterian concert series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at 300 School St. in Clarks Summit.Founded in 2001, the band features Anthony Hannigan, a national mandolin banjo champion and Dave Cavage on banjo. They have performed at the Kennedy Center and many bluegrass festivals worldwide. Other members include Josh Segulia on banjo and vocals, Steve Belcher on acoustic bass, and Jillian Hannigan on flute, pen...

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Dalton native hopes film inspires, motivates others to cherish time with family

About four years ago, Dalton native Yogi Roth was sitting on his couch when he came across the film, “The Way.”One of the lead characters in that film takes a walk along the Camino De Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, to honor his late son after originally traveling to France to retrieve his son’s body, who was killed while taking the same walk.“I’m always looking for something off the beaten path,” Roth said. “That’s wh...

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Rep. Flynn conducting coat, blanket drive

State Rep. Marty Flynn asks residents to drop off used or gently worn coats and blankets from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at his district office, 409 N. Main Ave., Scranton, for his annual winter coat drive to benefit area children and adults.Flynn’s office will collect the coats and blankets during the next several weeks and then donate them to local shelters.

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Veterans outreach available Wednesday at Rep. Flynn’s office

State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will host a monthly veterans’ support program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at his constituent service office at Jay’s Commons, 409 N. Main Ave., Scranton.A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative is available to discuss pensions and other compensation, education, health care and death bene...

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West Scranton aerial attack too much for Abington Heights

SCRANTON — For West Scranton senior wide receiver and defensive back Kyle Kroptavich, the Invaders 23-20 win over Abington Heights, Friday, Oct. 17, on Homecoming stirred up a lot of emotions.“This is the best feeling I’ve ever had in my entire life,” Kroptavich said. “All the hard work finally paid off, everyone is just working together and we finally got a win.”The victory didn’t come easy. Abington Heights outgained West Scran...

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Keystone College cross country teams enjoy strong performances at Gettysburg Invitational

Keystone College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams enjoyed strong showings at the Gettysburg College Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 18 in the final tune-up before the Colonial States Athletic Conference Championships. The Giants men’s squad finished 25th out of 34 teams in an 8K race while the women’s team placed 26th out of 35 teams in the 6K event.Lackawanna Trail graduate Justin Clarke finished 13th out of 355 runners to lead the men’s s...

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Six in running for director of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

A firm hired to find a new director for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has interviewed six candidates this week and soon plans to narrow down that list and do a second round of interviews, Lackawanna County Solicitor Donald Frederickson said Monday.He said the airport board expects to hire Barry Centini’s replacement at the Nov. 20 meeting.Centini, 65, of Plains Township, who has worked at the airport for 43 years, the last 25 as director, announce...

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Pittsburgh beats Scranton in ugliest accent tourney

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburghers talk funny.The city has “won” Gawker.com’s ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a readers’ poll with more than 54 percent of the vote.The gossipy news site set up a tournament bracket pitting what it deemed the 16 ugliest city accents in the United States against one another.Pittsburgh advanced to the finals by winning readers’ votes over Atlanta, P...

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Arrests made in West Pittston, Hazle Township bank robberies

A 33-year-old female suspect in the robbery of a West Pittston bank on Wednesday afternoon was taken into custody near the Norristown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike later in the day.Krystal Begliomini of East 4th Street, Wyoming, is charged with robbery and theft by unlawful taking. She was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Carmody in West Pittston and, unable to post $100,000 bail, was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility to await her preliminary hearing sche...

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Police say Flynn acted appropriately in shootout

Harrisburg police say State Rep. Marty Flynn acted appropriately when he discharged his handgun Tuesday night shortly before 11 p.m. during an altercation with four juveniles on a city street not far from the state capitol.“We don’t believe he acted in any way that was inappropriate,” Paula Trovy, Crime Analyst, Harrisburg Bureau of Police, Criminal Investigation Division, told the Times Leader this afternoon.Harrisburg police said that Rep. Flynn, D-Sc...

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ABPA scarecrow contest continues

The Abington Business and Professional Association is presenting its Annual Clarks Summit Business Scarecrow Competition Oct. 10 through 31 at various downtown locations.Community members and visitors can for their favorite scarecrow and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate, valid at all participating locations, which include: Altered Couture, Amanda Kreig Photography, Ashley’s Men’s Salon, Caregivers America, Clel’s Place, CLOE and Company, Everythin...

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