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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Samec, Cougars shoot down ParklandWHITEHALL TWP. — Here’s a sobering thought for future Hazleton Area opponents:
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 hours ago
WHITEHALL TWP. — Here’s a sobering thought for future Hazleton Area opponents: Starters Jeff Planutis and Joey Grula sat on the bench for most of the second quarter of their Lehigh Valley Round Ball JAMboree game against Parkland with three fouls... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Three scenarios for budget actionArticle Tools Hazleton City Council’s approval of a $9.42 million spending pla
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 hours ago
Article Tools Hazleton City Council’s approval of a $9.42 million spending plan on first reading on Dec. 5 sets the stage for three scenarios in the adoption process, according to Mayor Jeff Cusat. ■ If council approves final readings of its budget... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Dec. 18Article Tools HAZLETON Man checking car doors allegedly had stolen items A H
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 hours ago
Article Tools HAZLETON Man checking car doors allegedly had stolen items A Hazleton man city police caught checking car door handles as he walked through the Heights section had stolen electronic equipment in his possession, court papers... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Former heroin addict: ‘I took the wrong path’Zola knows he would be dead if he didn’t get help for heroin addiction and undi
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 hours ago
Zola knows he would be dead if he didn’t get help for heroin addiction and undiagnosed mental health problems. The Hazleton man suffered severe depression after losing his girlfriend and fell in with a bad crowd when he began dating again... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Thanksmas returns to cityHAZLETON — People filled tables adorned with red and green tablecloths as volun
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 hours ago
HAZLETON — People filled tables adorned with red and green tablecloths as volunteers — young and old — served salads, rolls, drinks and plates heaped with ethnic specialities aimed at bringing people together, as the annual Thanksmas got underway... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Tax sales among differences between mayor, councilA tax sale program that is key to the $9.42 million budget that Hazleton City C
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 hours ago
A tax sale program that is key to the $9.42 million budget that Hazleton City Council introduced earlier this month will be up for a vote on Tuesday, along with legislation that the mayor calls an illegal attempt to compel him to follow through with... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City attorney can’t practice in Pa.Article Tools A Hazleton attorney has been disbarred from practicing law in Pe
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 hours ago
Article Tools A Hazleton attorney has been disbarred from practicing law in Pennsylvania, according to an order issued by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Douglass Ursiak voluntarily resigned from the bar and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 25Hazle Township woman is facing theft charges connected to a stolen vehicle and
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 hours ago
Hazle Township woman is facing theft charges connected to a stolen vehicle and debit cards, according to state police at Hazleton. Catherine Sipler, 46, has charges pending that include theft of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Gas drilling industry slow to create jobsin Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the state's newest economic player is not yet
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 hours ago
in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the state's newest economic player is not yet big enough in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton metro area to save the region from recording disappointing unemployment numbers in July. Joblessness for the metro... Read more
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The Morning Call
Serrano shines for Liberty in Lehigh Valley Round Ball JAMboreefrom a 20-point deficit by North Hunterdon, a spectacular second-half performan
The Morning Call / Posted 7 hours ago
from a 20-point deficit by North Hunterdon, a spectacular second-half performance by a Liberty High senior, a clinic by a Hazleton team capable of making a run at a state title and an important league win by Nazareth. In all, it was a good day of... Read more
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Times Leader
Misericordia holds winter commencementBirosik, Hanover Township, Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP; Ashley Blazaskie, S
Times Leader / Posted 10 hours ago
Birosik, Hanover Township, Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP; Ashley Blazaskie, Shavertown, Education, MS; Caitlin Brozzoski, Hazleton, Master of Business Administration, MBA; Emily Buerger, Hunlock Creek, Business Administration, BS; Terri Bugelholl,... Read more
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Times Leader
WVC Girls Basketball Season Preview Capsulesplayers Trivelpiece and Grula providing punch under the basket and 5-8 Kyra Ant
Times Leader / Posted 11 hours ago
players Trivelpiece and Grula providing punch under the basket and 5-8 Kyra Antolick showing promise as a versatile threat, Hazleton Area may be hard to beat in the division standings. Coach’s Comment: “I’m optimistic. I don’t want to be too... Read more
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Times Leader
WVC Boys Basketball Season Preview Capsulesthe sophomore and freshmen ranks, so gaining valuable court time and a few more
Times Leader / Posted 11 hours ago
the sophomore and freshmen ranks, so gaining valuable court time and a few more wins are goals. Jeffrey Planutis and the Hazleton Area Cougars are going for their third consecutive WVC Division 1... Read more
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Times Leader
WVC boys basketball ready to start seasonholidays with non-conference games. Those games, though, count toward the Distr
Times Leader / Posted 11 hours ago
holidays with non-conference games. Those games, though, count toward the District 2 playoffs. Division 1 Overview Either Hazleton Area or Crestwood has won nine of the last 10 Division 1 championships. Hazleton Area goes for a three-peat and has... Read more
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Times Leader
Luzerne County restaurant inspections: Dec. 9 to 13not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Quali
Times Leader / Posted 12 hours ago
not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Quality Beverage Distributors, 695 S. Poplar St., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance. Stations Grill, 251 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection, in compliance.... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
The week before Christmas and one last house“I forgot one last house!” He flies up the chimney, and skims town with a skelt
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 hours ago
“I forgot one last house!” He flies up the chimney, and skims town with a skelter, Leaving chewy-toys and squeakers at the Hazleton Animal Shelter. I said it was doggerel. On Christmas Day, I’ll share memories sent by my correspondents. Meantime,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
2017 Standard-Speaker All-Area Football Teamlinebacker, Schmude had 60 solo stops and five sacks this season. Is getting co
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
linebacker, Schmude had 60 solo stops and five sacks this season. Is getting college looks. Michael Fuchick School: Hazleton Area Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 250 Positions: C/DT A three-year starter on the line, Fuchick anchored the Cougars’ offense... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
2017 All-Area Football Honorable Mention TeamNorth Schuylkill; Pat Rother, jr., Crestwood; Rene Figueroa, jr., Panther Valle
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
North Schuylkill; Pat Rother, jr., Crestwood; Rene Figueroa, jr., Panther Valley. Wide receiver — Jacob Hunsinger, jr., Hazleton Area; Brandon Niemenski, soph., Crestwood; Matt Kistler, soph., Tamaqua; Tyler Baez, sr., Panther Valley. Tight end... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Preppers edge Colts in thriller2, Hoffman, Wollyung 2, Chinchay 3, Kosar, McCole 2 JV score: Minersvile 45-38
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
2, Hoffman, Wollyung 2, Chinchay 3, Kosar, McCole 2 JV score: Minersvile 45-38 Cougars, Parkland meet in JAMboree Hazleton Area boys’ basketball team will be one of the featured squads in the 2017 Lehigh Valley Round Ball JAMboree — a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Cougars Otero, Wolk named S-S Players of the YearAfter winning five District 2 championships in the first decade of the new mill
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
After winning five District 2 championships in the first decade of the new millennium, the Hazleton Area football program had gone silent. The Cougars went seven seasons without a winning record, not to mention a playoff victory to show for their... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Cougars' Noonas third at Panther Holiday ClassicArticle Tools Shane Noonan had himself a day Saturday. The Hazleton Area juni
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools Shane Noonan had himself a day Saturday. The Hazleton Area junior wrestler pinned three opponents on his way to a third-place finish in the 195-pound class at the Panther Holiday Classic at Penn Cambria High School. Johnny Corra (106... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Dec. 17Judge Casimir Kosciolek, Lansford, who set bail at $3,000. Unable to immediatel
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Judge Casimir Kosciolek, Lansford, who set bail at $3,000. Unable to immediately post that sum, he was taken to jail. HAZLETON Driver faces DUI charges after striking vehicle A Hazleton man was drunk when he attempted to drive his vehicle... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Author mentions city in book on Great Famineto the secret society known as the Molly Maguires. He writes extensively about
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
to the secret society known as the Molly Maguires. He writes extensively about the group and touches upon the ties between Hazleton and Donegal, Ireland. “The End of Outrage” has been nominated as a book of the year by The Irish Times. Mac... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
These Santa helpers wear badgesperused the aisles of Walmart, Hazle Twp., under the guidance of one state poli
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
perused the aisles of Walmart, Hazle Twp., under the guidance of one state police trooper from the Troop N barracks in West Hazleton on Saturday morning. Each child spent $75 and though they could spend up to $15 of that on themselves, the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Dec. 17count of harassment while a criminal case involving a charge for simple assault
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
count of harassment while a criminal case involving a charge for simple assault also filed against him by state police at Hazleton in response to a July 22 incident at 159 Woodcrest Blvd. was withdrawn. He was ordered by Magisterial District Judge... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Mayor balks at deal with SPCAArticle Tools Community leaders in cash-strapped Hazleton are opposed to a req
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools Community leaders in cash-strapped Hazleton are opposed to a request from the SPCA of Luzerne County that would require municipalities to pay a fee for each stray brought to the organization as of March 1. With state officials... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Walter T. PetrovichCommission warden for Wayne County and had also worked for Pennsylvania Monumen
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Commission warden for Wayne County and had also worked for Pennsylvania Monument Co. Walter was a 1949 graduate of West Hazleton High School and was a committee member for the Wildcat Roundup. He enjoyed hunting and farming and was a member of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
$1M bail after threats to PSPArticle Tools A Harrisburg man threatened to meet troopers at their homes afte
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools A Harrisburg man threatened to meet troopers at their homes after state police at Hazleton apprehended him when responding to a disabled vehicle on the side of Interstate 81 early Friday morning, court papers say. That allegation, his... Read more
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Times Leader
Wyoming Seminary off to fast start at X-Calibur Tournamentfinished as runner-up. Gavin D’Amato and Sam Rice both placed fifth for the Ti
Times Leader / Posted yesterday
finished as runner-up. Gavin D’Amato and Sam Rice both placed fifth for the Tigers, while Connor Munley finished third. Hazleton Area took 19th in the event with three medalists, Shane Noonan (third at 195), Johnny Corra (106) and Michael... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Salvation Army needs bell ringersThe Salvation Army of Hazleton is in need of bell ringers for its Red Kettle Dr
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
The Salvation Army of Hazleton is in need of bell ringers for its Red Kettle Drive. Maj. Doris Gonzalez said there are six sites in the area where volunteers are deployed. Ringers are needed until the drive ends Dec. 23, she said. “We can use... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
New year will bring new look to Laurel Mallbe moving out when its lease expires Dec. 31. Paul Fitzpatrick, Olympia Sports
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
be moving out when its lease expires Dec. 31. Paul Fitzpatrick, Olympia Sports senior director of operations, said the Hazleton market is no longer attractive to the Westbrook, Maine-based company. “We’ve had declining sales, and other... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Kline Twp. taxes, fees won't increase in 2018for the police pension fund and $13,417 for equipment repairs. Wesner said the
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
for the police pension fund and $13,417 for equipment repairs. Wesner said the township tax rate is lower than that of the Hazleton Area School District and Schuylkill County. The county’s property tax rate is 14.98 mills and the school district’s... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police seek man who followed girlArticle Tools The Hazleton Police Department received information about a pote
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools The Hazleton Police Department received information about a potential child abduction Friday morning. According to police, a man in a red, four-door sedan with rust on the rear corner of the vehicle approached a 10-year-old girl who... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Dec. 16Article Tools HAZLE TWP. HASD incidents The following charges were filed by
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools HAZLE TWP. HASD incidents The following charges were filed by Hazleton Area School District police: ■ A 10-year-old male threatened to shoot another student at Hazleton Elementary/Middle School on Dec. 5 and now faces a charge of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
New year will bring new lookto Laurel Mallbe moving out when its lease expires Dec. 31. Paul Fitzpatrick, Olympia Sports
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
be moving out when its lease expires Dec. 31. Paul Fitzpatrick, Olympia Sports senior director of operations, said the Hazleton market is no longer attractive to the Westbrook, Maine-based company. “We’ve had declining sales, and other... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Edward R. Fritz Dec. 15, 2017Article Tools Edward R. Fritz, 67, of 228 E. Blaine St., McAdoo, passed away F
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools Edward R. Fritz, 67, of 228 E. Blaine St., McAdoo, passed away Friday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. Born in Quakake, he was the son of the late H. Russell and Frances M. (Sabulsky) Fritz. Eddie was a member of Church of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Ditka main speaker at Maddon's Around the Horn fundraiser“Joe Maddon is the real deal.” That succinct description of the Chicago Cubs m
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
“Joe Maddon is the real deal.” That succinct description of the Chicago Cubs manager and Hazleton native came from a guy who knows a little about sports and a lot about legendary sports figures — NFL Hall of Fame player and Super Bowl-winning coach... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Frackville candle creator expands scents, market reachBellizia said. “This year there is even a bigger following with customers askin
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Bellizia said. “This year there is even a bigger following with customers asking for them. We sent some candles up to Hazleton, and I have some candles that I have to take down to Schuylkill Haven. The more he (Miernicki) is getting the name... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Vehicle flips after crash at Hazleton intersectionOne person sustained a minor injury in a crash involving three vehicles at Nort
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
One person sustained a minor injury in a crash involving three vehicles at North Wyoming and Fourth streets in Hazleton shortly before noon Friday. Police say a sport utility vehicle and car collided at the intersection. The car came to rest... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
No meter fees along Broad St., thanks to law firmFree parking in downtown Hazleton for Christmas shoppers will begin earlier tha
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Free parking in downtown Hazleton for Christmas shoppers will begin earlier than planned, thanks to a local law firm. Zola Law Offices is sponsoring free parking at the meters on both sides of East Broad Street between Wyoming and Pine streets... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man injured in crashit a few inches from where it’s buried in the ground. The truck missed hitting
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
it a few inches from where it’s buried in the ground. The truck missed hitting a house by a few feet. State police at Hazleton said William Buckley, 60, Lattimer Mines, was traveling south in the right lane of Hillside Drive, negotiating a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Broad Street no place for MinSecArticle Tools When it opened the day after the Fourth of July in 1924, Hazleto
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools When it opened the day after the Fourth of July in 1924, Hazleton's million-dollar Hotel Altamont was a showplace, likened to the best hotels in New York and Philadelphia. In the decades that followed, it was the place to stay. It's... Read more
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Times Leader
Maddon brings Bears great Dikta to annual fundraiser in Sugarloaf TownshipTWP. – Nostalgia is probably the greatest drug of all to Joe Maddon. As has be
Times Leader / Posted 2 days ago
TWP. – Nostalgia is probably the greatest drug of all to Joe Maddon. As has become tradition, Maddon returned to Hazleton with his famous friends at his side, Christmas spirit in his gait, and glowing sentimentality of his hometown. With... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police seek man who followed childArticle Tools Staff report The Hazleton Police Department received informatio
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools Staff report The Hazleton Police Department received information about a potential child abduction Friday morning. According to police, a man in a red, four-door sedan with rust on the rear corner of the vehicle approached a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Vehicle flips after crash at city intersectionOne person sustained a minor injury after a crash involving three vehicles at N
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
One person sustained a minor injury after a crash involving three vehicles at North Wyoming and Fourth streets in Hazleton shortly before noon. Reports from the scene indicate that a sport utility vehicle and car collided at the intersection. The... Read more
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The Morning Call
Cubs manager Joe Maddon gives back to homeless in native HazletonTampa and Chicago. People that volunteer and don’t get paid a penny. They’re t
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
Tampa and Chicago. People that volunteer and don’t get paid a penny. They’re the real heroes.— Chicago Cubs manager and Hazleton native Joe Maddon CITYPAK and the Respect 90 Foundation, begun by Maddon and his wife, Jaye, teamed up to give away... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
The Daily 202: Democrats risk overplaying their hand by pushing for Trump's resignationin the senator's party think he went too far. -- Casey's GOP challenger Lou Ba
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
in the senator's party think he went too far. -- Casey's GOP challenger Lou Barletta, a congressman who represents the Hazleton area, accused him Thursday of not focusing on the issues that directly impact the lives of everyday Pennsylvanians.... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
No tax increase in West HazletonArticle Tools WEST HAZLETON — Borough council ratified a roughly $2.25 million
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools WEST HAZLETON — Borough council ratified a roughly $2.25 million budget that contains no tax or fee increases for 2018. Council approved the spending plan with little discussion, as a budget ordinance and two accompanying tax... Read more
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Times Leader
College Corner: Coughlin grad Madisyn Hawkins providing depth for Lehigh indoor track and fieldRams Classic last Saturday in West Chester and junior Felicia Grega picked up a
Times Leader / Posted 2 days ago
Rams Classic last Saturday in West Chester and junior Felicia Grega picked up a number of points for the winners. The Hazleton Area grad finished third in the 400 IM (4:39.15), fifth in the 200 IM (2:10.00), fifth in the 200 butterfly... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
CYCLING: Zubris earns place on USA National Teamstatus as an outstanding competitive cyclist has reached a whole new level. Th
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
status as an outstanding competitive cyclist has reached a whole new level. Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Hazleton-area native was one of 51 athletes across BMX, cyclocross, mountain bike, road, and track cycling initially named to... Read more
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