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Times News
Carbon County court — drugsCounty court on Tuesday. Judge Joseph J. Matika accepted pleas from the follow
Carbon County court — drugs
Times News / Posted an hour ago
County court on Tuesday. Judge Joseph J. Matika accepted pleas from the following: Drugs in jail Dillon Friendy, 22, of Hazleton, pleaded to one count of possession of a controlled substance-contraband by an inmate. He was charged by... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Richard J. SlebodnickArticle Tools June 24, 2016 , 61, of Hazleton passed away Friday in Select Sp
Richard J. Slebodnick
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 hours ago
Article Tools June 24, 2016 , 61, of Hazleton passed away Friday in Select Specialty Hospital-Harrisburg. Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Lawrence Sr. and Grace (Sabia) Slebodnick of Baltimore, Md. He was a crossing... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
James C. Golden Sr.his children, James C. Golden Jr., Lehighton; Colleen Perchak, Haddock; and Sha
James C. Golden Sr.
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 hours ago
his children, James C. Golden Jr., Lehighton; Colleen Perchak, Haddock; and Sharon Belusko and companion, Nick Beltrami, Hazleton; a brother, Steven Golden and wife, Joan, Conyngham; and a sister, Annabelle McAloose and husband, Robert, Still... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Carroll H. LambArticle Tools June 25, 2016 , 74, of White Haven died Saturday in Lehigh Vall
Carroll H. Lamb
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 hours ago
Article Tools June 25, 2016 , 74, of White Haven died Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. Born in Louisa, Va., he was the son of the late Claude and Thelma (Shiflett) Lamb. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Ex-colleagues testify in city murder trialArticle Tools Oscar Lozano Garcia arrived late for work the day his girlfriend
Ex-colleagues testify in city murder trial
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 hours ago
Article Tools Oscar Lozano Garcia arrived late for work the day his girlfriend Maria Brea of Hazleton disappeared, according to five former co-workers who testified during his murder trial on Wednesday. Garcia quit his job at Daron Northeast and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Podlesney, Trivelpiece named first team all-stateAfter leading their team to the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinals for the first
Podlesney, Trivelpiece named first team all-state
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 hours ago
After leading their team to the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinals for the first time since 2005, Hazleton Area’s Celine Podlesney and Megan Trivelpiece were named first team all-state on Tuesday. Podlesney was named first team at pitcher, while... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
School board to consider budget with program cuts, tax hikesArticle Tools Tonight’s meeting of the Hazleton Area School Board may be a lon
School board to consider budget with program cuts, tax hikes
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 hours ago
Article Tools Tonight’s meeting of the Hazleton Area School Board may be a long one. With a 14-page agenda and a budget vote for the next academic year scheduled, Director Jared O’Donnell expects it to be an extended meeting with many in... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Podlesney, Trivelpiece named first team all-state Seven local players selected for PaHSSBCA softball squadAfter leading their team to the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinals for the first
Podlesney, Trivelpiece named first team all-state Seven local players selected for PaHSSBCA softball squad
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 hours ago
After leading their team to the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinals for the first time since 2005, Hazleton Area’s Celine Podlesney and Megan Trivelpiece were named first team all-state on Tuesday. Podlesney was named first team at pitcher, while... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Vacant code positions caught in Hazleton’s budget strugglesArticle Tools Budget constraints prevented administrators in Hazleton from per
Vacant code positions caught in Hazleton’s budget struggles
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 hours ago
Article Tools Budget constraints prevented administrators in Hazleton from permanently filling three vacant code enforcement positions while creating larger work loads for remaining staff, Mayor Jeff Cusat said. Cusat cited Hazleton’s financial... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, June 29Article Tools Found property Hazleton police are holding found property. The
Police, June 29
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 hours ago
Article Tools Found property Hazleton police are holding found property. The items’ description, if provided by police and owner are as listed: ■ Curtis Martin, wallet ■ Manuary Suarez, clothing ■ Cesar Baez-Casado, jewelry ■ Jeffrey O’Neill,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Plenty to be discussed at HASD meeting tonightArticle Tools Tonight’s meeting of the Hazleton Area School Board may be a lon
Plenty to be discussed at HASD meeting tonight
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 hours ago
Article Tools Tonight’s meeting of the Hazleton Area School Board may be a long one. With a 14-page agenda and a budget vote for the next academic year scheduled, Director Jared O’Donnell expects it to be an extended meeting with many in... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Defense attorney: Evidence points to unintentional killing– Attorneys presented two views of a case in which a man allegedly strangled hi
Defense attorney: Evidence points to unintentional killing
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 hours ago
– Attorneys presented two views of a case in which a man allegedly strangled his girlfriend to death after a breakup in Hazleton 3½ years ago. Oscar Lozano Garcia planned the killing of Maria Brea and his escape to Mexico, and deserves to be... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Agree on inefficiency of bus schedulingin the Standard-Speaker by Marcy Oldham. I can also attest to the ridiculous wa
Agree on inefficiency of bus scheduling
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 hours ago
in the Standard-Speaker by Marcy Oldham. I can also attest to the ridiculous way the drivers of Easton Coach, contracted by Hazleton Public Transit, have to go back and forth to the same place wasting time and money for fuel and drivers. A peer of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Lisa A. Metz to wed David A. Villano Jr.daughter of John Metz Sr., Hazle Township, and Marie DeLucca, Hazle Township. S
Lisa A. Metz to wed David A. Villano Jr.
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 hours ago
daughter of John Metz Sr., Hazle Township, and Marie DeLucca, Hazle Township. She is the granddaughter of Eleanore Ward, Hazleton, and the late Benjamin Ward, and Marie Thompson and James “Red” Metz. She is a 2005 graduate of Hazleton Area High... Read more
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Times News
Carbon County court – DUIevaluation and also apply for placement in the Intermediate Punishment Program-
Carbon County court – DUI
Times News / Posted yesterday
evaluation and also apply for placement in the Intermediate Punishment Program-house arrest. Michelle Lee Yurkanin, 29, of Hazleton, was arrested on Nov. 15, 2014, along Route 93 by Nesquehoning police who found her vehicle in a ditch near the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Defense attorney: Killing was involuntary manslaughtersay Garcia is guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Maria Brea, who was
Defense attorney: Killing was involuntary manslaughter
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
say Garcia is guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Maria Brea, who was found strangled in the attic of her Hazleton apartment in December 2012. Luzerne County President Judge Richard Hughes is hearing the case rather than a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man gets 10 years for drug trafficking in areaup to 10 years in prison for his role in a multi-state heroin trafficking schem
Man gets 10 years for drug trafficking in area
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
up to 10 years in prison for his role in a multi-state heroin trafficking scheme which included the outskirts of Greater Hazleton. According to a news release, The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced... Read more
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This is West Country
Road closed following fire at property in Brent Knollroad will be closed for another hour or so, as while the fire is under control,
Road closed following fire at property in Brent Knoll
This is West Country / Posted yesterday
road will be closed for another hour or so, as while the fire is under control, the hay is still smouldering. Ian Hazleton, watch manager for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We were called to a fire in a derelict farm... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Is ‘COPS’ filming worth the fallout?Article Tools A television program will showcase for a nationwide audience Haz
Is ‘COPS’ filming worth the fallout?
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools A television program will showcase for a nationwide audience Hazleton’s finest and, at the same time, the worst it has to offer. Those competing ideals are the basis for arguments in the debate over whether “COPS” should be filming... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Golf tournamentsinformation, call Bear Brogan at (570) 636-3765, Jerry Brogan at (570) 636-0829
Golf tournaments
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
information, call Bear Brogan at (570) 636-3765, Jerry Brogan at (570) 636-0829 or Marty Biasi at (570) 636-2907. West Hazleton Booster Club What: The 35th annual West Hazleton Booster Club Golf Tournament. Where: White Birch Golf Course,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Little League resultsShedaker singled to lead Jim Thorpe. Valley West will now play Friday against
Little League results
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Shedaker singled to lead Jim Thorpe. Valley West will now play Friday against the winner of today’s game between West Hazleton and Tri-County. District 18 9/10 Tournament ❒ Freeland 6, Hazle Township-Weatherly-White Haven 2 — Gavin Perkosky... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
High school sportsArticle Tools ❒ HAZLETON AREA WATER POLO — The Hazleton Area boys and girls wa
High school sports
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools ❒ HAZLETON AREA WATER POLO — The Hazleton Area boys and girls water polo teams will have Summer conditioning on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 7:30 a.m until 11 a.m. in the HAHS pool. New players are welcome and the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
BriefsArticle Tools HAZLETON AREA COACHING VACANCY — Hazleton Area is currently acce
Briefs
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools HAZLETON AREA COACHING VACANCY — Hazleton Area is currently accepting applicants for a head cheerleading coach. Applications can be obtained at the athletic office at Hazleton Area high school from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday or... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Indoctrinating hate for the presentArticle Tools Editor, Soon I will die and go to hell where I will join my fel
Indoctrinating hate for the present
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools Editor, Soon I will die and go to hell where I will join my fellow Vietnam era draft dodgers who became Hazleton Area teachers to avoid the draft. We were willing to let better people than ourselves suffer and die for the freedom to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Camp molestation case moved to county courtin detail and also admitted to knowing it was wrong. Lee was 18 when he was wo
Camp molestation case moved to county court
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
in detail and also admitted to knowing it was wrong. Lee was 18 when he was working as a camp counselor for the Hazleton Enlarged Ministry United Methodist Church camp in Drums, police said, during the summer of 2010. In court papers,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Chicago man gets 10 years for drug traffickingto 10 years in prison for his role in a multi-state heroin trafficking scheme w
Chicago man gets 10 years for drug trafficking
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
to 10 years in prison for his role in a multi-state heroin trafficking scheme which included the outskirts of the Greater Hazleton region. According to a news release, The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, June 28and speeding at 63 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone. ■ Officers stopped Kelvin
Police, June 28
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
and speeding at 63 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone. ■ Officers stopped Kelvin Rodriguez Pena, 24, West Green Street, West Hazleton around 2:20 a.m. April 10 after he was spotted driving erratically. Exhibiting signs of intoxication during the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Trial begins today in death of city womanArticle Tools WILKES-BARRE — Nearly four years since his girlfriend was found
Trial begins today in death of city woman
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools WILKES-BARRE — Nearly four years since his girlfriend was found dead in the attic of a Hazleton home, homicide suspect Oscar Lozano Garcia is getting his day in court. Lozano Garcia is putting the verdict in the hands of one man:... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HASD mulls stun guns for school officersArticle Tools Wednesday night’s meeting of the Hazleton Area school board will
HASD mulls stun guns for school officers
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools Wednesday night’s meeting of the Hazleton Area school board will focus on its final budget, which is due Thursday. While navigating their way through a packed agenda, directors will also be voting on whether the district’s police... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Documentary marks first foray into film for local photographerFor Hazleton native Sunny “Sunny Jo” Mujovic, his love of body art — and the st
Documentary marks first foray into film for local photographer
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
For Hazleton native Sunny “Sunny Jo” Mujovic, his love of body art — and the stories behind it — proved to be much deeper than a hobby. The title of his upcoming feature film sums up his feelings concisely: “Tattoos saved my life.” Mujovic, the... Read more
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Times News
Weatherly wins Babe Ruth titlewon the Valley Babe Ruth Junior Division championship for the second straight y
Weatherly wins Babe Ruth title
Times News / Posted 2 days ago
won the Valley Babe Ruth Junior Division championship for the second straight year Friday, topping West Hazleton 11-1 in five innings. Carl McHugh fired a complete game four-hitter. Adam Keselicka singled three times and had a... Read more
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Times News
DUI charges after Tamaqua crashA Hazleton driver is facing driving under the influence related charges after a
DUI charges after Tamaqua crash
Times News / Posted 2 days ago
A Hazleton driver is facing driving under the influence related charges after a crash in Tamaqua on June 7. According to police, Eric Ryan Dito, 21, of 863 N. Locust St., was driving on the 300 block of Willing Street when his Mitsubishi allegedly... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City paving schedule listedArticle Tools The list of Hazleton streets and alleys proposed for paving incl
City paving schedule listed
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools The list of Hazleton streets and alleys proposed for paving includes: The entirety of Stacie Manor. Sections of Hilltop Road. Coxe Street, from Broad Street to Terrace Boulevard. First Street, from Thompson to Monges... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Eckley dig uncovering two families' storieschairman of the university’s anthropology department, said. For seven years, S
Eckley dig uncovering two families' stories
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
chairman of the university’s anthropology department, said. For seven years, Shackel has led students on digs in the Hazleton area where issues of ethnicity and immigration still play out. “Can we use these lessons in our contemporary... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Area's two congressmen take different stands on coalPennsylvania congressmen recently impacted legislation on the coal industry iss
Area's two congressmen take different stands on coal
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Pennsylvania congressmen recently impacted legislation on the coal industry issues. While U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, Hazleton, was successfully amending the Defense Appropriations bill to prevent U.S. military installations — regardless of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
University's archaeologists have history with Hazleton areaShackel, chairman of the anthropology department at the University of Maryland,
University's archaeologists have history with Hazleton area
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Shackel, chairman of the anthropology department at the University of Maryland, has brought student archaeologists to the Hazleton area for the past seven years. Here’s a summary of what they have uncovered. Back Street, Eckley Pieces of dinner... Read more
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Times News
Suspicious activity results in capturetold police he was not in need of medical help but was tired. A check for warr
Suspicious activity results in capture
Times News / Posted 2 days ago
told police he was not in need of medical help but was tired. A check for warrants found Helfrich the subject of a felony retail theft warrant by state police at the Hazleton barracks. Helfrich was turned over to their custody for p... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Barletta moves to block Russian energyPennsylvania congressmen recently impacted legislation on coal industry issues.
Barletta moves to block Russian energy
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Pennsylvania congressmen recently impacted legislation on coal industry issues. While U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, Hazleton, was successfully amending the Defense Appropriations bill to prevent U.S. military installations — regardless of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Little League resultswhile Machalik and Trey McAndrew had two apiece. For Franklin Township White,
Little League results
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
while Machalik and Trey McAndrew had two apiece. For Franklin Township White, Aiden Rarick and Michael Bowman had hits. ❒ Hazleton 6, Valley West 5 — Emmanuel Santos singled twice at the plate and struck out five in four-plus innings of work on... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Youth softball resultsArticle Tools All-American ❒ Hazleton Eye Specialists 10, Pioneer Fire Co. 6
Youth softball results
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools All-American ❒ Hazleton Eye Specialists 10, Pioneer Fire Co. 6 —Faritza Romero blasted a home run, doubled and singled to power Hazleton Eye Specialists past Pioneer Fire Co. Paige Jadush and Sophie Bolitsky had three singles apiece... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Lady Cougar Camp resultsare the results and award winners from the 14th annual Lady Cougar Basketball C
Lady Cougar Camp results
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
are the results and award winners from the 14th annual Lady Cougar Basketball Camp which was held from June 20-24 at the Hazleton Area High School. In total the 2016 edition of the Camp hosted 106 players. 3rd grade Coaches: Mackenzie Jones,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Tale of two familieschairman of the university’s anthropology department, said. For seven years, S
Tale of two families
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
chairman of the university’s anthropology department, said. For seven years, Shackel has led students on digs in the Hazleton area where issues of ethnicity and immigration still play out. “Can we use these lessons in our contemporary... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Unico Club plans annual Italian festivalArticle Tools Local Italian heritage will again be celebrated when the Unico C
Unico Club plans annual Italian festival
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools Local Italian heritage will again be celebrated when the Unico Club of Hazleton hosts the ninth annual Bell’ Italia Festivale on Sept. 17 and 18 at Hazle Township Community Park. The festival features Traditional Italian food, games,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, June 27one seriously, when their vehicle ran off Interstate 80 and went down an embank
Police, June 27
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
one seriously, when their vehicle ran off Interstate 80 and went down an embankment Saturday morning. State police at Hazleton said Judith Valentine, 51, of East Providence, was driving east in the left lane when she failed to negotiate a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
List of city thoroughfares selected for initiativeArticle Tools The list of Hazleton streets and alleys proposed for paving incl
List of city thoroughfares selected for initiative
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools The list of Hazleton streets and alleys proposed for paving includes: Stacie Manor (all of it). Hilltop Road, sections. Coxe Street, from Broad Street to Terrace Boulevard. First Street, from Thompson to Monges streets. Cleveland... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Past archaeological projectsShackel, chairman of the anthropology department at the University of Maryland,
Past archaeological projects
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Shackel, chairman of the anthropology department at the University of Maryland, has brought student archaeologists to the Hazleton area for the past seven years. Here’s a summary of what they have uncovered. Back Street, Eckley Pieces of dinner... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Congressmen back coal-related legislationPennsylvania congressmen recently impacted legislation on the coal industry iss
Congressmen back coal-related legislation
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Pennsylvania congressmen recently impacted legislation on the coal industry issues. While U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, Hazleton, was successfully amending the Defense Appropriations bill to prevent U.S. military installations — regardless of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
60 streets, alleys identified for paving projectAdministrators in Hazleton have identified nearly 60 thoroughfares for a city-w
60 streets, alleys identified for paving project
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Administrators in Hazleton have identified nearly 60 thoroughfares for a city-wide paving initiative that the mayor says hinges on finances and weather conditions. The city will use more than $727,000 in federal Community Development and state... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Amateur radio enthusiasts gather for annual field daythe early days of the club in the late 1970s, the hobby of amateur radio has ev
Amateur radio enthusiasts gather for annual field day
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
the early days of the club in the late 1970s, the hobby of amateur radio has evolved and grown — even within the Hazleton area. Born as the Hazleton Amateur Radio club sometime in the 1950s, it was around the early 1980s where repeaters... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
A needed changeserving the legitimate concerns of constituents. His background includes a law
A needed change
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
serving the legitimate concerns of constituents. His background includes a law enforcement career and a term as mayor of Hazleton, before Barletta took over. Many Hazletonians may now wish they hadn't been led astray in the early... Read more
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