WEST HAZLETON

Latest articles

1h
Times Leader
Accused Hazleton robber pleads guilty for two robberiesMumie, 30, was arrested in April after police said he robbed two Hazleton conve
Times Leader / Posted an hour ago
Mumie, 30, was arrested in April after police said he robbed two Hazleton convenience stores and an individual in West Hazleton, allegedly brandishing a handgun in all three cases. Mumie pleaded guilty to counts of robbery and terroristic... Read more
16h
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Job Corps students impress at Tastes of Greater Hazletonthe sandwiches, foundation volunteer Tom Curney offered cups of hot tea. True
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 hours ago
the sandwiches, foundation volunteer Tom Curney offered cups of hot tea. True to form, the Cinema & Drafthouse in West Hazleton handed out bags of popcorn to go along with its Sam Adams beef and cheddar sandwiches. “We had it on special... Read more
16h
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Donna Welliver Hallson, Matthew R. Hall and his wife, Traci, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and her daughter,
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 hours ago
son, Matthew R. Hall and his wife, Traci, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and her daughter, Melissa Budgeon and her husband, Richard, West Hazleton; and three grandchildren, Alexander and Ian Hall, and Jeremy Budgeon. Funeral services and burial in Mount... Read more
1d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
James Schneider honored as 50-year lawyerwas admitted to the bar in 1967. He is the son of the late Julius A. Schneider
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
was admitted to the bar in 1967. He is the son of the late Julius A. Schneider and Eleanor Schneider. He is a graduate of West Hazleton High School, Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Schneider served on active duty... Read more
3d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Courthouse notes, Oct. 13Rohde to Dustin Tyler Steward, $245,000; Packer Twp. LUZERNE County Michele K
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Rohde to Dustin Tyler Steward, $245,000; Packer Twp. LUZERNE County Michele Kendra to Ana W. Salazar Florenzan, $120,000; West Hazleton. Angela Salezze to Terry L. Davis et al., $242,000; Hazle Twp. Ethel L. Miskin to Jason K. Myers et al.,... Read more
3d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City man arrested after incident with gunaround 2 a.m. and arrested Thomas J. Martonick and seized the gun he allegedly
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
around 2 a.m. and arrested Thomas J. Martonick and seized the gun he allegedly brandished. Four city officers and two from West Hazleton responded, court papers state, finding the victims in a garage to the rear of their home at 413 Carleton Ave.... Read more
4d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
West Hazleton councilman resignsArticle Tools Longtime West Hazleton councilman James “Bucky” Kulaga resigned
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
Article Tools Longtime West Hazleton councilman James “Bucky” Kulaga resigned Tuesday, prompting the governing body to appoint the wife of a sitting member to serve the remainder of his term. Council accepted the resignation and appointed Diane... Read more
4d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Oct. 12was pushed against the fence. He swung at the officers and, after a struggle, w
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
was pushed against the fence. He swung at the officers and, after a struggle, was taken into custody, arrest papers state. WEST HAZLETON Tamaqua men charged after stop Two Tamaqua men face charges after West Hazleton police stopped a vehicle for... Read more
3 related articles
5d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
William J. Drumheller Oct. 7, 20171931, he was a son of the late Stewart and Genieva (Baker) Drumheller and a lif
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
1931, he was a son of the late Stewart and Genieva (Baker) Drumheller and a lifelong area resident. Bill graduated from West Hazleton High School in 1949 and continued his education at McCann Business School, where he earned a certificate in... Read more
5d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hybrid learning shows promise, educators sayPupils also will have hybrid learning in kindergarten through third grade at Fr
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
Pupils also will have hybrid learning in kindergarten through third grade at Freeland, McAdoo-Kelayres, Heights-Terrace and West Hazleton elementary/middle schools and in grades three and four at Maple Manor and Hazleton elementary/middle... Read more
6d
Times Leader
Bail reduction denied for alleged stalkerhome and claimed to be a part of a Puerto Rican street gang has been denied a b
Times Leader / Posted 6 days ago
home and claimed to be a part of a Puerto Rican street gang has been denied a bail reduction. Antonio Santiago, 44, of West Hazleton, was arrested Aug. 9 on charges of stalking, reckless endangerment and possession of incendiary devices after... Read more
7d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Thomas J Wandishinalways be found helping those in need. Thomas was born in 1954 to John and The
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
always be found helping those in need. Thomas was born in 1954 to John and Theresa Wandishin Gelezinsky. He graduated from West Hazleton Senior High School and held a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University. A dedicated employee of Lehigh Valley... Read more
7d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Firefighter pension aid announced$5,398.30 pension; Freeland, $14,460.71 FRA; Jeddo, $387.48 FRA; Nuangola, $4,6
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
$5,398.30 pension; Freeland, $14,460.71 FRA; Jeddo, $387.48 FRA; Nuangola, $4,692.41 FRA; Penn Lake Park, $2,497.34 FRA; West Hazleton, $20,535.77 FRA, $55,059.04 pension; White Haven, $5,298.13 FRA, $14,943.51 pension. Black Creek Twp.,... Read more
8d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Oct. 8Article Tools WEST HAZLETON Case awaits owner A discarded bow case was turne
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
Article Tools WEST HAZLETON Case awaits owner A discarded bow case was turned over to West Hazleton police during the overnight hours Friday. The owner may claim the case by contacting police at 570-455-3733 or by visiting the police station, 122... Read more
8d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Locally collected goods on their way to hurricane victimsArticle Tools WEST HAZLETON — A pair of tractor-trailers packed with goods for
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
Article Tools WEST HAZLETON — A pair of tractor-trailers packed with goods for flood victims in Texas and Florida departed from the West Hazleton Fire Department on Wednesday. About 30 volunteers filled one trailer Sept. 28 while a like number of... Read more
9d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Linda M. DeCosmo Oct. 2, 2017Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Parish at Trans
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Parish at Transfiguration Church, West Green Street, West Hazleton, where Linda and her family were members. Their interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, West... Read more
9d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Charles A. DeCosmo Sr. Oct. 2, 2017of music. His favorite times were on vacation with his family at the beach. Ch
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
of music. His favorite times were on vacation with his family at the beach. Charles was employed by Premier Ink Systems, West Hazleton, where he served as the director of operations. He recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the... Read more
9d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
CAN DO: Second Humboldt access road on drawing boardand we can start to look for some funding to meet the gaps we may have in that
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
and we can start to look for some funding to meet the gaps we may have in that funding.” Another road CAN DO is assisting West Hazleton in developing a project to reconstruct and repave Rotary Drive, on the northern end of the Valmont Industrial... Read more
9d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Firm to help city plan its recoveryArticle Tools A consulting firm that developed a financial recovery program fo
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
Article Tools A consulting firm that developed a financial recovery program for West Hazleton will take on a similar role for Hazleton. Consultants from Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) began working as recovery coordinator for Hazleton on Sept.... Read more
11d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Courthouse notes, Oct. 5et al. to Brian J. Medwetz, $199,900; Wright Twp. Apolinar Reyes et al. to Mab
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
et al. to Brian J. Medwetz, $199,900; Wright Twp. Apolinar Reyes et al. to Mabel J. Ramirez Gutierrez et al., $115,540; West Hazleton. Carole Ann Austra to Salvatore P. Miccicke et al., $85,000; Sugarloaf Twp. Luis Santos to Pablo Santos,... Read more
11d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Is Beaver Meadows' rental ordinance constitutional?in town, who landlords are and who is in there (rental properties),” he said.
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
in town, who landlords are and who is in there (rental properties),” he said. Hines said the boroughs of Nesquehoning, West Hazleton and Freeland all have similar ordinances. “Why not Beaver Meadows?” she asked. “Nobody fought it yet,”... Read more
11d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
House plops on utility poleA utility pole was damaged Wednesday in West Hazleton in a most unusual way — a
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
A utility pole was damaged Wednesday in West Hazleton in a most unusual way — a house fell on it. Well, half of a house. Borough fire Chief Shawn Evans said a vacant, 2½-story single house at South Fourth Street and Clay Avenue was being demolished... Read more
11d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Oct. 5later reduced, Sept. 21 to $100 unsecured and he was freed, according to court
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
later reduced, Sept. 21 to $100 unsecured and he was freed, according to court records. The arrest came after Hazleton and West Hazleton police, who were participating in a special detail, noticed two males acting suspiciously in the area of... Read more
2 related articles
12d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
House damages pole in West HazletonA utility pole was damaged Wednesday in West Hazleton by an unusual force — a h
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
A utility pole was damaged Wednesday in West Hazleton by an unusual force — a house fell on it. Well, half of a house. Borough fire Chief Shawn Evans said a vacant, 2½-story single house at South Fourth Street and Clay Avenue was being demolished... Read more
12d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Oct. 4Bianco participated in the theft of meat and seafood totaling $438.64 from Boye
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
Bianco participated in the theft of meat and seafood totaling $438.64 from Boyer’s, 999 W. 15th St., and was apprehended by West Hazleton police later that day. Cops say crash was intentional A McAdoo woman faces charges for intentionally crashing... Read more
12d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Jean Riley Aug. 11, 2017Article Tools Jean Marie (Tomsho) Riley, 89, was born in West Hazleton on Jan.
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
Article Tools Jean Marie (Tomsho) Riley, 89, was born in West Hazleton on Jan. 23, 1928, and passed away in Highland Park, Ill., on Aug. 11 with her family by her side. She will be missed by Art, her husband of 67 years; son, Robert Riley and Ruth,... Read more
13d
Times Leader
Man who allegedly threatened to torch Freeland woman’s home gets bail hearingwoman and threatened to burn down her house has a hearing set to consider a bai
Times Leader / Posted 13 days ago
woman and threatened to burn down her house has a hearing set to consider a bail reduction. Antonio Santiago, 44, of West Hazleton, was arrested Aug. 9. The woman told police Santiago began sending her harassing and threatening texts and... Read more
13d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
‘My heart felt like it stopped’: Former Freeland police chief recalls moments after Vegas tragedymachine gun, I knew that this event was going to be beyond our comprehension,”
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
machine gun, I knew that this event was going to be beyond our comprehension,” he said. “You can hear it on the video.” A West Hazleton native, Minor worked in law enforcement for 27 years. Following work with the Freeland department, he became a... Read more
13d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Albert C. Mercantino Oct. 1, 2017are his wife of 37 years, the former Elizabeth Pauline; daughter, Janet Stish a
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
are his wife of 37 years, the former Elizabeth Pauline; daughter, Janet Stish and her husband, Edward, West Hazleton; and Gina Corazza and her husband, Peter D., Sugarloaf Twp.; and grandchildren, Eddie and Jessica Stish and Ian... Read more
13d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Courthouse Notes, Oct. 3Resort Company LLC to Joseph M. Morrone et al, $299,000; Hazle Twp. Eric Schul
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
Resort Company LLC to Joseph M. Morrone et al, $299,000; Hazle Twp. Eric Schultheis et al. to Virgilio Ramirez, $110,000; West Hazleton. Linda Kondash to Jeffrey A. Fernandez, $108,900; Hazleton. Michael Baker et al. to Michael Malloy, $89,900;... Read more
13d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
‘My heart felt like it stopped’machine gun, I knew that this event was going to be beyond our comprehension,”
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
machine gun, I knew that this event was going to be beyond our comprehension,” he said. “You can hear it on the video.” A West Hazleton native, Minor worked in law enforcement for 27 years. Following work with the Freeland department, he became a... Read more
14d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Antoinette ‘Toni’ Kluckand received a degree in accounting from Luzerne County Community College She
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
and received a degree in accounting from Luzerne County Community College She was currently employed by Leader Services, West Hazleton, as director of business administration and staff accountant.. Toni was a member of Immaculate Conception... Read more
14d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
A taste of autumnpancakes during its breakfast hours, Vito said. Suzanna Dagostin, owner of the
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
pancakes during its breakfast hours, Vito said. Suzanna Dagostin, owner of the Milkhouse Creamery inside Bowl Arena, West Hazleton, said employees are churning up batches of pumpkin-themed ice cream. Recently, they’ve served scoops of... Read more
16d
Times Leader
Property transfers from the weeks of September 18 and 25M. Hernandez, 803 Aspen Drive, Rice Township, $172,000. • Ann Carr to Diane Ja
Times Leader / Posted 16 days ago
M. Hernandez, 803 Aspen Drive, Rice Township, $172,000. • Ann Carr to Diane Jane and Katie Lynn Hyjurick, 676 Penn St., West Hazleton Borough, $120,000. • Pennymac Corp. and Pennymac Loan Services LLC to PMC Reo Trust, 320 E. South St.,... Read more
16d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Courthouse notes, Sept. 30Ridge St., Freeland, $1,051. ■ Cassandra Canaan, 309 W. Sherman St., McAdoo, $
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Ridge St., Freeland, $1,051. ■ Cassandra Canaan, 309 W. Sherman St., McAdoo, $1,082. ■ Reny Garcia Roque, 428 Allen St., West Hazleton, $955. Anyone with information on the defendants listed is asked to call the Luzerne County Domestic... Read more
16d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Suspect is in custody after Community Bank targetedand other witnesses. A sign on the door read “Bank Closed” in English and Span
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
and other witnesses. A sign on the door read “Bank Closed” in English and Spanish. Police officers from Hazleton, West Hazleton and Butler Twp., along with state police were on the scene and driving around the shopping center, Giant Food... Read more
16d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 30Article Tools WEST HAZLETON Driver had gun illegally, cops say West Hazleton
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Article Tools WEST HAZLETON Driver had gun illegally, cops say West Hazleton police say they found a loaded gun on a man who wasn’t permitted to have a concealed weapon when they stopped a vehicle early Sunday morning. Darnell Hernandez, 37,... Read more
17d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 29theft State police at Hazleton are investigating the theft of a 1995 Ford F350
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
theft State police at Hazleton are investigating the theft of a 1995 Ford F350 crew cab pickup truck belonging to a West Hazleton man. Police said when the vehicle ran out of fuel Monday morning, the owner parked it on Main Street in Banks... Read more
17d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Gaming funds sought to build training facility in Carbon Co.agreements for Children and Youth with these providers: Impact Project Inc. of
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
agreements for Children and Youth with these providers: Impact Project Inc. of Emmaus; United Children’s Homes Inc. of West Hazleton, and the County of Northampton. ■ Approved lease agreements with Pitney Bowes for Sendpro C200 mail processing... Read more
19d
Times Leader
Property transfers recorded in Luzerne County Sept. 11 to Sept. 15Commerce Blvd., Hanover Township, $219,060.92. • Frank A. and Elaine G. Molina
Times Leader / Posted 19 days ago
Commerce Blvd., Hanover Township, $219,060.92. • Frank A. and Elaine G. Molinaro to Matthew Kiprovski, 1920 W. 21st St., West Hazleton Borough, $170,000. • Kenneth Salvo and Lee Rodeghiero to Brian R. Dolan Jr., 704 First St., Duryea Borough,... Read more
19d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
3 arrested after Saturday night fight in West HazletonArticle Tools A late-night fight in West Hazleton on Saturday resulted in thre
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 days ago
Article Tools A late-night fight in West Hazleton on Saturday resulted in three arrests, police say. It was the second violent incident to occur in the area of 318 Allen St. in as many weekends, police Chief Brian Buglio said, as he explained he’s... Read more
19d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Sports - Standard Speakerand Megan Trivelpiece, Hazleton Area softball first-team all-staters, were not
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 days ago
and Megan Trivelpiece, Hazleton Area softball first-team all-staters, were not present for the photo. The 1969-70 West Hazleton High School boys’ basketball team was among 12 new inductees into the Hazleton Area Sports Hall of Fame on... Read more
19d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
3 arrested after Saturday night fight in W. HazletonArticle Tools A late-night fight in West Hazleton on Saturday resulted in thre
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 days ago
Article Tools A late-night fight in West Hazleton on Saturday resulted in three arrests, police say. It was the second violent incident to occur in the area of 318 Allen St. in as many weekends, police Chief Brian Buglio said, as he explained he’s... Read more
20d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Property transfersTodd Barto et al. to Bruce G. Lambert et al., $530,000; Wright Twp. ■ Ann Carr
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 20 days ago
Todd Barto et al. to Bruce G. Lambert et al., $530,000; Wright Twp. ■ Ann Carr to Diane Jane Hyjurick et al., $120,000; West Hazleton. ■ Thomas E. Mitchell to Melvin Santana Azcona, $103,000; Hazleton. ■ Danielle Hilton et al. to Melvin M.... Read more
20d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 26from Barnesville, a 16-year-old from Mahanoy City and a 17-year-old from Mahano
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 20 days ago
from Barnesville, a 16-year-old from Mahanoy City and a 17-year-old from Mahanoy City. None of them were injured. WEST HAZLETON Several charged in late-night fight Multiple people were arrested, police say, after a fight was found in... Read more
20d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Near-record temperatures may linger until Thursdaywarm days, Suzanna Dagostin said customers aren’t in a hurry to leave the Milkh
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 20 days ago
warm days, Suzanna Dagostin said customers aren’t in a hurry to leave the Milkhouse Creamery inside BowlArena in West Hazleton. Instead of enjoying their ice cream outside or at any of the creamery’s tables, she said they’re taking their... Read more
21d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Millions in LCB licensing fees given back to municipalities$2,200; Lausanne Twp., $150; county total: $15,550. Luzerne County Hazleton,
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
$2,200; Lausanne Twp., $150; county total: $15,550. Luzerne County Hazleton, $11,850; Conyngham, $400; Freeland, $1,450; West Hazleton, $2,050; White Haven, $300; Black Creek Twp., $450; Butler Twp., $2,000; Dennison Twp., $150; Dorrance Twp.,... Read more
21d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Old fees may soon returnin conjunction with colleges and universities or other communities, Pavlick sai
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
in conjunction with colleges and universities or other communities, Pavlick said. Neighboring communities, such as West Hazleton borough and Hazle Twp., might be reluctant to team with Hazleton because the state has been focusing on having... Read more
21d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Memorial for Gardner is dedicatedGardner’s niece, was on hand and talked about her uncle. He was born in the nea
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
Gardner’s niece, was on hand and talked about her uncle. He was born in the nearby village of Junedale, graduated from the West Hazleton High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Gardner was 21 and in the service for three years when Japanese... Read more
21d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Classes for momsWEST HAZLETON — Yomaira Correa lined spinach leaves along a loaf of French brea
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
WEST HAZLETON — Yomaira Correa lined spinach leaves along a loaf of French bread that she had split lengthwise and hollowed out. Danielle Brown-Davis, meanwhile, described the next step in creating giant sandwiches. “Squirt the mayo like you’re... Read more
More

In this news