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Re-enactors celebrate the past at Heritage Day

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Pouring rain and chilly temperatures on Sunday weren't going to deter Kathleen Smith and others from celebrating Heritage Day at the county's oldest cemetery. Smith, a descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier and granddaughter of a World War II veteran, said soldiers buried in Hanover Cemetery weren't deterred by bad weather, so they can't be either.

Priest at Kingston church resigns over alleged misuse of funds

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The pastor of a Catholic church in Kingston has resigned from his post after the alleged misuse of church funds. The news of the Rev.

135th Ashley Memorial Day Parade

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The 135th Ashley Memorial Day Parade, considered the oldest parade in the country, will step off at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29, along Main Street in downtown Ashley. A parade fly over will be at 9:15 a.m. Memorial Day Association president is Thomas E. McGovern; treasurer, Michael Collins; secretary, Stacy McGovern; parade marshal, Rick Oravic; parade aides, Charles Coleman, James Fitzmourice, Sheldon Hannis, Richard Powell, Joseph Kordeck, Rick Oravic and Michael Collins.

Mine conference to show how Germany is saving mine-related marvels

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Germany is saving its coal mine-related engineering marvels unlike the United States where historic breakers and railroads are being destroyed. Those attending an upcoming mine land reclamation conference in Wilkes-Barre will get an up-close look at what Germany is doing, an effort that deepens the sadness in many people over the losses in the U.S. Michael Hewitt, program manager for the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, will be a luncheon speaker at the 2017 Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference on June 21 and 22 at the Best Western Genetti Hotel.

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Sara May and George Stritzinger were united in marriage April 20, 2017, at The Cooper House, Socastee South Carolina, with Eric Hunt, officiating. The bride, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, is the daughter of Charles and Lynn May, of Ashley, and Donna and Peter Leoszewski, of Luzerne.

Community Digest

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A Public Square Rosary Rally, one of 16,000 nationwide commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, prophecies, and miracles, will be held at noon Saturday, May 13, at Our Lady of Fatima Grotto, North Street, Wilkes-Barre. The rosary rally is sponsored by America Needs Fatima, and the local Lay Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Turning pollution into art

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Police searching by land, air for suspects in shooting

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Community Digest

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Hunlock Creek Volunteer Fire Company will hold a chicken barbecue from noon to 4 p.m., or until dinners are sold out, on Sunday, April 30, at the Hunlock Creek Volunteer Fire Co., 1114 Main Road, Hunlock Creek. Event is eat in or take out.

Two families homeless after Ashley fire

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DAVE SCHERBENCO/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Firefighters work to remove fire lines after being given the order to clear the building on Sunday morning at 31-33 S. Main St. in Ashley. As the early morning fire explodes behind him an Ashley firefighter looks to adjust the level of the ladder truck .

Early Morning Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Luzerne County

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Crews were called to the home along South Main Street in Ashley borough around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. When they arrived on scene, it was reported that fire and smoke was pouring out of the structure.

Fire damages Ashley apartment building

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Police: Pair sold untaxed cigarettes

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Two area residents, including an 80-year-old man, are facing conspiracy charges after a months-long sting operation uncovered a scheme that earned them thousands of dollars selling tax-free cigarettes. John Marshall Woodrosky, 80, of 15 Woodlawn Ave., Harveys Lake, and George McDaniels, of 144 W. Cemetery St., Ashley, are facing multiple felony counts of possessing and conspiring to possess unstamped cigarettes.

NEPA acid mine drainage aids research into more durable concrete

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Robert Hughes, left, and Mike Hewitt of the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation collecting 180 gallons of mine impacted water from Solomon Creek boreholes in Hanover Township. The acid mine drainage was sent to the University of Michigan to be tested for use in bendable concret WARREN RUDA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Hughes, executive director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, stands near acid mine drainage in Hanover Twp.

Sugar Notcha Community Celebrates Its 150TH Anniversary

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Governor Wolf held a press conference with Pennsylvania Department of TransportationA a a s District 4 officials previewing 2017 projects. PennDOTA a a s Engineering District 4 is responsible for the state-maintained transportation network in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming Counties.

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LCTA Resumes Limited Service in Luzerne County

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For the first time in three days, you can see Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses traversing through the snow and the slush – about 17 buses to be exact. He understands the challenges of getting around snow banks and slick roads with a 40,000 pound bus with rear wheel drive.

Community digest

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DISTRICT 12 AMERICAN LEGION: District 12 American Legion, Luzerne County, will meet at Dallas American Legion Post 672, 2974 Memorial Highway, Dallas, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19. District Commander Al Rowles urges all post commanders in his district to attend or send a representative. For information, contact District 12 Commander Al Rowles at 570-468-9769.

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Walking in a blizzard wonderland

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There are a few types of people who need to get to work in a crippling snowstorm, and apparently I'm one of them. I set out from my apartment on Green Street in Ashley around 11 a.m. on Tuesday with one destination in mind: the Citizens' Voice newsroom on North Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre, a little more than two miles from my buried front yard and barely plowed street.

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Mike Hewitt talks about mine map at the EPCAMR office in Ashley as Abbie Keefe and Rachael Grube look on. The organization, funded by state and national grants, is mapping mining operations in collaboration with several universities around the state, so homeowners, developers and businesses can see where historic mine shafts are located and whether they are at risk for subsidence.cv20mapp2Warren Ruda / The Citizens' Voice ASHLEY – From the tall windows of the former Huber Breaker office, Michael Hewitt can see the mine-scarred lands from a bygone era.

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Police: Worker stole clothing, furniture from Kingston home

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An Ashley man hired to winterize a Gibson Avenue home stole $2,000 worth of furniture from the residence according police. Police arrested Corey Jack Pacewicz, 26, after a resident of a home he had been hired to winterize reported numerous pieces of furniture and clothing missing on Jan. 14. Police said Bulldogs Property Preservation, Pacewicz's company, was hired to work on the home at 629 Gibson Ave. through Precision Property Management and had been there on Jan. 29, according to a work order posted on the front door.

Nightlife in Wilkes-Barre, Feb. 9-15

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Development will continue this year at Anthracite Miners’ Memorial park

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MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE FILE Ray Clarke, chairman of the board of the Huber Breaker Preservation Society, unveils a monument during the dedication of the Anthracite Miners' Memorial Park in Ashley in 2013. The Huber Breaker, in the background, was demolished in 2014.

Calls to Better Protect Corrections Officers

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A two-day prison uprising in Delaware that led to the death of corrections officer there stirred up strong feelings in Luzerne County. Just six months ago, Luzerne County Corrections Officer Kristopher Moules died during a fight with an inmate.

Police: Man allegedly tried to lure children to car

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