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At least one person was injured Wednesday morning when involved in a single car crash along Route 93 in Nesquehoning. The crash occurred just after 11 a.m. as the driver was traveling south about two miles north of Route 209. The operator lost control on a straightaway entering the right berm impacting with a tree. Nesquehoning police are investigating the incident.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police have arrested Andrew Wisniewski, 19, of Blakeslee, on theft and drug charges. Wisniewski was arraigned and committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville, pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Richard Claypool. Police said he is charged with theft and receiving stolen property, as well as possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail has been...
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Lehighton High School graduate Tyler Hill led Bloomsburg to victories over Lock Haven and West Chester last week to earn Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week honors. The senior threw a complete game, allowing just two runs on six hits with no walks and three strikeouts in a 5-2 victory at West Chester. Against Lock Haven, he tossed five innings, walked two and struck out five in the 4-3 win. For the season, the left-handed Hill has a 3-0 record with a 4.24...
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Amy Daderko Alexander dumps a mound of dough onto the work bench for kneading and separating into individually weighed balls.
It was the late Mary Matrician's recipe that started a tradition in the Panther Valley that's been going on since the early 1950s. In the weeks preceding Easter members of Lansford's Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church gather in the basement to make Paska bread. Back when they first started, Matrician, who was an active member of the parish, and fellow volunteers would make 25 loaves. About 25 years ago, Helen Neifert took over the operation and doubled that. Eventually, she doubled it again, to 100...
CHICAGO (AP) – Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said Tuesday that the proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which tries to prepare disadvantaged high school-aged girls to be future leaders. The auction house plans a preview exhibit starting April 16. The auction will be held April 25, with bidding in person and online.