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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Eichfeld ready for third Olympics tryas a 14-year-old. Canoeing has taken Eichfeld to races on five continents and
Eichfeld ready for third Olympics try
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
as a 14-year-old. Canoeing has taken Eichfeld to races on five continents and rounded out the education he received from Hazleton Area High School. “Travel is an unbelievable way to educate yourself … You learn so much about culture. You try new... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Former HHS great Piehota bound for Hall(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh installment in a series on the Hazleton Are
Former HHS great Piehota bound for Hall
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh installment in a series on the Hazleton Area Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Others will appear periodically over the next few months in advance of the annual Hall induction banquet on Sept. 18 at Genetti’s... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
CampsArticle Tools TENNIS CLINIC— Any girl entering grades 7 through 12 within the
Camps
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
Article Tools TENNIS CLINIC— Any girl entering grades 7 through 12 within the Hazleton Area School District is invited to a free tennis clinic starting on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Hazleton Area High School tennis courts. Other clinics will be... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Briefspitch softball travel teams. Our objective is to attend quality, competitive t
Briefs
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
pitch softball travel teams. Our objective is to attend quality, competitive tournaments within a two-hour radius of the Hazleton area. Experienced players looking to join a team of exceptional core members can arrange for a personal tryout. If... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
James J. Gombedapassed away peacefully Wednesday at Foothill Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing C
James J. Gombeda
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
passed away peacefully Wednesday at Foothill Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hillsborough, N.J. He was born in Hazleton, the son of the late Joseph and Anna Gombeda. Mr. Gombeda was a resident of Manville, N.J., for the past 63 years.... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Helen Irene SpetzArticle Tools July 22, 2016 , 94, of Freeland died Friday after a brief illne
Helen Irene Spetz
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
Article Tools July 22, 2016 , 94, of Freeland died Friday after a brief illness in St. Luke Manor, Hazleton. Born in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late Michael C. and Anna (Karlick) Wanda. She was a member of Immaculate... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Catherine A. Mehalikin Mount Joy. She was the wife of George J. Mehalik, with whom she shared 34 y
Catherine A. Mehalik
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
in Mount Joy. She was the wife of George J. Mehalik, with whom she shared 34 years of marriage this past Oct. 24. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Falkowski Stepanik. A well-loved teacher, Cathy had taught... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Students confident of safety in Europeincident that claimed the lives of nine people outside of Munich, Germany, on F
Students confident of safety in Europe
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
incident that claimed the lives of nine people outside of Munich, Germany, on Friday concerned the teacher taking five Hazleton Area High School students on a trip through Europe beginning Saturday. But Laura Petrilla, a German and Spanish... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hot days have residents scrambling to stay coolJust six months ago, residents in the greater Hazleton area were complaining ab
Hot days have residents scrambling to stay cool
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
Just six months ago, residents in the greater Hazleton area were complaining about being inundated with mountains of snow and sleet — now today, many are singing a different tune. With temperatures climbing close to the triple digits, many residents... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Doggone good time had at ‘Bark in the Park’ eventtemperatures in the upper 90s, Saturday was truly the “dog days of summer” — an
Doggone good time had at ‘Bark in the Park’ event
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
temperatures in the upper 90s, Saturday was truly the “dog days of summer” — and the four-legged residents of the greater Hazleton area certainly agreed. Saturday marked Hazleton POWER!’s second annual “Bark in the Park” event, held as a benefit... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Property transfersArticle Tools Luzerne County Kenneth W. Sonich et al. to Regina M. Greco for
Property transfers
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
Article Tools Luzerne County Kenneth W. Sonich et al. to Regina M. Greco for $105,000, West Hazleton. Jeffrey J. Diano et al. to Ryan Kent Lewis et al. for $161,000, Butler Township. Sand Springs Development Corp. to Wesley C. Keller et al. for... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Congressmen in limelight for backing Trump earlyin Washington kept trying to talk him out of it. Trump’s comments on illegal i
Congressmen in limelight for backing Trump early
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
in Washington kept trying to talk him out of it. Trump’s comments on illegal immigration intrigued Barletta, the former Hazleton mayor whose own battle over the issue had gained national attention. After some internal debate as well as a growing... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Auto parts business, neighbor take each other to court over shredder200 acres where junked cars rest in rows, displayed like new models at a sales
Auto parts business, neighbor take each other to court over shredder
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
200 acres where junked cars rest in rows, displayed like new models at a sales lot. While Harry’s U-Pull-It belongs to the Hazleton Automobile Trade Association with new car dealers, Joseph Kress said he is more like the association’s... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
ConditioningArticle Tools ❒ HAZLETON AREA CROSS COUNTRY —Cross Country conditioning for gr
Conditioning
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools ❒ HAZLETON AREA CROSS COUNTRY —Cross Country conditioning for grades 7-12 will be on Monday at Community Park, Tuesday at Rails to Trails, and Thursday at Nescopeck State Park. All days begin at 5 p.m. and run through 6:30. ❒... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police team up to nab fugitive wanted for fight, gun incidentArticle Tools West Hazleton and Hazleton police teamed up to take a wanted man
Police team up to nab fugitive wanted for fight, gun incident
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools West Hazleton and Hazleton police teamed up to take a wanted man into custody Wednesday night. Edward O. Zapata, 22, Alter Street, Hazleton, was wanted in West Hazleton for allegedly pointing a handgun at a man on a street and then... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, July 23his hands on a constable who was trying to place Orfield in handcuffs. City ma
Police, July 23
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
his hands on a constable who was trying to place Orfield in handcuffs. City man charged with gun violation A 46-year-old Hazleton man provided false information on a firearms form in Drums, according to police. Ray L. Hinkle was charged with... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Veronica B. Kuzmathe late Frank and Eva (Koziel) Andrefski. She was a member of Holy Name of Je
Veronica B. Kuzma
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
the late Frank and Eva (Koziel) Andrefski. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish at Transfiguration Church, West Hazleton, and St. Stephen’s Church, Perth Amboy, N.J. Prior to retiring, she was employed by General Cable in Perth... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Dr. Theodore N. CohenN. Cohen, 90, passed away peacefully in his home Thursday. Surviving are his w
Dr. Theodore N. Cohen
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
N. Cohen, 90, passed away peacefully in his home Thursday. Surviving are his wife, Barbara (née Wojcik), formerly of West Hazleton; and a son, David. He is also survived by a son, Jerry and his wife, Chris, and their son, Daniel; a daughter, Susan... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Carolyn Edna ShultzEldon W. Shultz, and by her stepfather, Herman A. Kurtz. Surviving are a siste
Carolyn Edna Shultz
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Eldon W. Shultz, and by her stepfather, Herman A. Kurtz. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Robert Fry, Hazleton; many nieces and nephews; and her good friend, Dolores Palmer. Private funeral services will be held at the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Walk against violence to carry message of unityArticle Tools Annie Mendez is tired of the Hazleton violence that often includ
Walk against violence to carry message of unity
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools Annie Mendez is tired of the Hazleton violence that often includes the phrase “shots fired.” The former co-host of “Buen Día America” (“Good Morning America”) on Telekaribe (Channel 299, Hazleton), however, acknowledges that shots are... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Mother, daughter killed in crashminutes. The crash was reported at approximately 4 p.m. Both children were ta
Mother, daughter killed in crash
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
minutes. The crash was reported at approximately 4 p.m. Both children were taken by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton and then transported via helicopter to a regional trauma center. Carbon County Coroner Bob Miller confirmed the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Driver injured in Beaver Meadows crashof the road, Moyer said. The motorist, who was taken by American Patient Trans
Driver injured in Beaver Meadows crash
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
of the road, Moyer said. The motorist, who was taken by American Patient Transport Systems Inc. to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton, was conscious when firefighters arrived, Moyer said. State police at Hazleton are investigating the crash that... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City electronics recycling event set for ThursdayArticle Tools The city of Hazleton, aided by Hazleton City Authority, will con
City electronics recycling event set for Thursday
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools The city of Hazleton, aided by Hazleton City Authority, will conduct an electronics recycling event Thursday. It will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at 44 E. Chestnut St., across from the city parking garage on South... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Dorothy BrownArticle Tools July 6, 2013 , 94, previously of North Wyoming Street, Hazleton
Dorothy Brown
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools July 6, 2013 , 94, previously of North Wyoming Street, Hazleton, died Saturday morning at St. Luke Pavilion, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Balliet) Gillespie. Dorothy... Read more
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Times News
Carbon Vietnam veterans remember fallen comradesnation to change and really recognize guys like Sgt. Combs. That is what is gre
Carbon Vietnam veterans remember fallen comrades
Times News / Posted yesterday
nation to change and really recognize guys like Sgt. Combs. That is what is greater.” Sgt. 1st Class Justin Combs, of the Hazleton Recruiting Center, is currently serving in the Army and attended the ceremony with Sgt. Jonathan Ely. “This is the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Mother, daughter killed in Broad Mountain crashminutes. The crash was reported at approximately 4 p.m. Both children were ta
Mother, daughter killed in Broad Mountain crash
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
minutes. The crash was reported at approximately 4 p.m. Both children were taken by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton and then transported via Life Flight. Carbon County Coroner Bob Miller confirmed the fatalities and said that the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Sweet dreams? Oreo-maker Mondelez could make another bid to buy Hersheythe deal itself is fraught with challenges. An iconic Pennsylvania company, He
Sweet dreams? Oreo-maker Mondelez could make another bid to buy Hershey
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
the deal itself is fraught with challenges. An iconic Pennsylvania company, Hershey operates plants in Lancaster and Hazleton. Mondelez operates a 103,000-square-foot food-distribution center and warehouse in Tatamy that employs about 100... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
CampsArticle Tools ❒ TENNIS CLINIC — Any girl entering grades 7 through 12 within t
Camps
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools ❒ TENNIS CLINIC — Any girl entering grades 7 through 12 within the Hazleton Area School District is invited to a free tennis clinic starting on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Hazleton Area High School tennis courts. Other clinics will be... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Holupki Open resultsThe Greek Catholic Union Greater Hazleton Regional Lodge hosted the 39th annual
Holupki Open results
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
The Greek Catholic Union Greater Hazleton Regional Lodge hosted the 39th annual Joseph Durkay Memorial Holupki Open on Saturday at White Birch Golf Course, Barnesville. Forty-eight golfers particpated in the event. Each received a water bottle from... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, July 22then traveled several yards before stopping on the driver’s side of the vehicle
Police, July 22
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
then traveled several yards before stopping on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Patel was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton for non life-threatening injuries. ■ A black Microsoft Dell laptop computer, silver Duro DVD player and a silver... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man accused of assaulting womanArticle Tools A Hazleton man is accused of beating up a woman in Butler Townsh
Man accused of assaulting woman
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools A Hazleton man is accused of beating up a woman in Butler Township early Monday while out on bail for allegedly selling drugs, police say. Butler police said Carlos Taveras-Tavarez, 32, hit his girlfriend in the head several times... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Carbon County to host state conference of commissionersfor Juvenile Court to allow for appropriate levels of collaboration between age
Carbon County to host state conference of commissioners
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
for Juvenile Court to allow for appropriate levels of collaboration between agencies. ■ Agreements with ARN Inc. of Hazleton and In-Home Referral Inc. of Lehighton to continue to provide personal care and home support services for the Agency... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Alleged animal abuser faces drug chargesfor possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug parapher
Alleged animal abuser faces drug charges
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
for possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges were filed against him by Hazleton police Wednesday. Magisterial District Judge Joseph Zola, Hazleton, set bail at $2,500. King, unable to immediately... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Suspected drug dealer nabbedArticle Tools An alleged drug dealer was plucked from the streets by West Hazl
Suspected drug dealer nabbed
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools An alleged drug dealer was plucked from the streets by West Hazleton police as he walked in a Hazleton neighborhood Wednesday night. Officers said they conducted controlled purchases of 50-bag amounts of heroin from 19-year-old Carlos... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Property transfersA. Zola et al. to David A. Worth et al. for $216,000, Sugarloaf Township. Jose
Property transfers
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
A. Zola et al. to David A. Worth et al. for $216,000, Sugarloaf Township. Joseph J. Higgins to Carlos Perez for $147,000, Hazleton. James J. Stumpf et al. to Stephen L. Zeigler et al. for $210,000, Hazle Township. Joseph Nemshick to Tara... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Be prepared for this weekend’s soaring temperaturesremain in that range. The heat wave will be at its worst in the Valley cities,
Be prepared for this weekend’s soaring temperatures
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
remain in that range. The heat wave will be at its worst in the Valley cities, according to AccuWeather. This includes Hazleton as well as Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke, Pittston and Scranton. It is also expected to impact parts of Schuylkill... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Couple collared following Hazle Twp. armed robbery1623 Route 309, at knife-point while Jesus M. Martinez, 30, drove the getaway v
Couple collared following Hazle Twp. armed robbery
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
1623 Route 309, at knife-point while Jesus M. Martinez, 30, drove the getaway vehicle, according to state police at Hazleton. Both were arrested after being found by patrol officers early Thursday morning in a Hazle Township motel. Fisher... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazle supers approve plans for health care centerwant to be able to provide services to our existing patients, future patients,
Hazle supers approve plans for health care center
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
want to be able to provide services to our existing patients, future patients, as well as the employer base in the greater Hazleton area. We believe in the area. We believe this is the right place to be.” The new facility will eventually replace... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Know your Babe Ruth factsin two title games: the 1983 13-year-olds over Hyde Park (Scranton), 11-1; and
Know your Babe Ruth facts
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
in two title games: the 1983 13-year-olds over Hyde Park (Scranton), 11-1; and the 2013 14-year-olds, 12-2 over Valley (Hazleton), *Scott Reigle has now beaten West End twice in a state final. The other game came on the road in State College in... Read more
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Roll Call
Lou Barletta Brings Experience to the GOP Sideorganizations getting started at the time — the Toronto Blue Jays or the Seattl
Lou Barletta Brings Experience to the GOP Side
Roll Call / Posted 2 days ago
organizations getting started at the time — the Toronto Blue Jays or the Seattle Mariners. Instead, he went home to Hazleton, Pa., to work for his family’s construction business, and he eventually opened his own business and served as mayor... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pennsylvania congressmen who backed Trump early pitch in to promote himTrump's comments on illegal immigration intrigued Barletta, the former Hazleton
Pennsylvania congressmen who backed Trump early pitch in to promote him
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
Trump's comments on illegal immigration intrigued Barletta, the former Hazleton mayor whose own battle over the issue had gained national attention. After some internal debate as well as a growing sense of frustration that party leaders were seeking... Read more
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Times News
Carbon court newsTodd Frey of Bowmanstown and Anika Hall Siegfried of Lehighton. Arcenio Antoni
Carbon court news
Times News / Posted 2 days ago
Todd Frey of Bowmanstown and Anika Hall Siegfried of Lehighton. Arcenio Antonio Puello and Jesly Moreno Fernandez of Hazleton. Richard Allen Robson and Danielle Lisa Renee Ahner of Palmerton. William George Weiner III and Sarah Beth Heydt... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Two charged in armed robberyArticle Tools State police at Hazleton arrested two people for a Tuesday night
Two charged in armed robbery
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Article Tools State police at Hazleton arrested two people for a Tuesday night armed robbery at Valero gas station on Route 309 in Hazle Township early this morning. Samantha Rose Fisher, 21, whose last know address was on Gross Road, Sugarloaf... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man arrested on drug chargesArticle Tools An alleged drug dealer was plucked from the streets by West Hazl
Man arrested on drug charges
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Article Tools An alleged drug dealer was plucked from the streets by West Hazleton police as he walked in a Hazleton neighborhood Wednesday night. Officers said they conducted controlled purchases of 50-bag amounts of heroin from 19-year-old Carlos... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Beverly Ann HydeArticle Tools July 17, 2016 , 62, of Hazleton passed away Sunday in Lehigh Va
Beverly Ann Hyde
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Article Tools July 17, 2016 , 62, of Hazleton passed away Sunday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. Born in Hazleton on March 23, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Hayden H. and Catherine J. (Gombetta) Engler, and spent her... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Quinn M. McGowanArticle Tools July 17, 2016 , 25, of Hazleton died Sunday in Lehigh Valley Ho
Quinn M. McGowan
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Article Tools July 17, 2016 , 25, of Hazleton died Sunday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. He was born in Hazleton, son of Timothy McGowan, Wingate, N.C., and Michelle Martz, Hazleton. A graduate of Hazleton Area High School,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Marlene Patricia Roberts20, 2016 , 77, of McAdoo died Wednesday in St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital
Marlene Patricia Roberts
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
20, 2016 , 77, of McAdoo died Wednesday in St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Adele (Kamenas) Gillott. Marlene was a 1956 graduate of McAdoo High... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Briefspitch softball travel teams. Our objective is to attend quality, competitive t
Briefs
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
pitch softball travel teams. Our objective is to attend quality, competitive tournaments within a two-hour radius of the Hazleton area. Experienced players looking to join a team of exceptional core members can arrange for a personal tryout. If... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, July 21business twice in April, court papers say. Andrew J. Machinsky IV, 25, faces o
Police, July 21
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
business twice in April, court papers say. Andrew J. Machinsky IV, 25, faces one count of retail theft by state police at Hazleton for each incident. The charges were filed June 16 and 17. He was released on two $2,500 unsecured bails after... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
How ex-councilman can get electedto raise taxes to what the ex-mayor wanted. In your last letter you mentioned
How ex-councilman can get elected
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
to raise taxes to what the ex-mayor wanted. In your last letter you mentioned the garbage fee. You cost the residents of Hazleton and the surrounding area $365,000. I attended a meeting when you were the chairman of the Hazleton City Authority... Read more
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