Luzerne County Council OKs tax break for new project in Nanticoke and Hanover

After debating pros and cons, a Luzerne County Council majority voted Tuesday to grant a tax break for a development project on 330 acres in Hanover Township and Nanticoke. Missouri-based NorthPoint Development, which brought online pet-supply retailer to Hanover Township, sought the break for three new buildings — the largest 1.3 million square feet […]

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Mandelas on display at Back Mountain Memorial Library throughout February

DALLAS — Mandalas by Ariell Stewart, of Mountain Top, will be on display at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, o6 Huntsville Road, throughout the month of February. Stewart, a professional artist of three and a half years, says she has been creating art her whole life. She worked at a yoga studio where she was […]

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Final Luzerne County drug overdose death count revealed

The final tally of 2017 Luzerne County drug overdose deaths is in — 155. This number is firm because all outstanding toxicology tests have been processed, the county coroner’s office said Monday. It’s the third consecutive year the number has reached a record high. County Coroner William Lisman, who has been publicly raising an alarm […]

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Misericordia event asks attendees to pledge to preserve human dignity

DALLAS TWP. — The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine and Health at Misericordia University invites all interested people to the inaugural “Commitment to Preserve Human Dignity in Health Care” event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. The highlight of the program is a first-of-its-kind […]

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Health policy strategist Jennifer HIggins to speak at Misericordia University

DALLAS TWP. — Washington, D.C. health policy strategist Jennifer Higgins will present, “Waiting for Disruption: A Health Care System on the Brink,” a lecture sponsored by the Medical and Health Humanities Program (MHH) at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library on the campus of […]

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Eat, Drink, Paint fundraiser benefits Kunkle Fire Company

KUNKLE — When a fire company wants to raise money, members hold chicken dinners or breakfasts or carnivals. Here, they add paint. Last Friday, about 30 people rolled up their sleeves at the Kunkle Social Hall, picked up their brushes and painted trees. On canvas. And everyone went home with a full tummy and some […]

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Kingston Township goes mobile with fingerprinting scanner

KINGSTON TWP. — Township police officers now have the capability of completing a fingerprint identification process alongside the road in less than two minutes, said Sgt. Martin C. Maransky, of the Kingston Township Police Dept. The police department recently acquired a mobile fingerprinting device called the Evolution Fingerprinting Scanner, a handheld device that allows officers […]

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Misericordia University receives donation from Philadelphia Insurance Companies

DALLAS TWP. — Philadelphia Insurance Companies recently donated $10,525 to Misericordia University through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. The funding will support programs for children with communication difficulties at the Misericordia University Speech-Language and Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall. The center offers free and low-cost speech-language pathology services to clients in […]

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Misericordia University education majors receive student teaching assignments

DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching assignments for the spring semester during the Student Teaching Seminar in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Twenty-one Misericordia University student teachers participated in the program, which prepares the undergraduates for classroom observation and instruction in several regional school districts. The Teacher Education […]

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Misericordia University dean and student researchers publish paper

DALLAS TWP. – Leamor Kahanov, Ed.D., A.T.C., L.A.T., dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education at Misericordia University, recently collaborated with a former faculty colleague and student researchers in the occupational therapy program to publish the scholarly article, “Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Educator Practices and Preferences in Clinical Education,’’ in The Open Journal […]

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