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A lesser team would have flinched. Staring at a late four-point deficit after GAR rallied from down 12 in the third quarter, host Hazleton Area was battling the Grenadiers, the clock and growing... [Read More]
Butler Township police responded to a report of a riot at the Keystone Job Corps Center in Drums Tuesday morning. The riot, however, actually was a large gathering of students outside the cafeteria... [Read More]
Some council members in Hazleton are questioning whether license renewal applications that the city will mail to businesses later this week are overreaching as they ask applicants to list Social Security numbers and... [Read More]
Cajoled by the offer of $3.50 per day, ten Freeland boys left Monday for Detroit, Mich., to work in the Metalic Aeroplane Co. plant at that place. — From Hazleton's newspaper, The Plain... [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, Moosic, has reintroduced the bipartisan Military Spouse Job Continuity Act of 2017 with the support of 56 cosponsors. The legislation would offer a tax credit to any military... [Read More]
Criminal suspects do not always give their correct address when they are being investigated or arrested, and that can be a major headache for law enforcement and the innocent people whose address they... [Read More]
Luzerne County Scott J. Bene et al. to Alfred L. Senape et al. for $72,000, Conyngham. Joseph C. Composto et al. to Jessica Penilla for $129,500, Hazle Township. Salvatore A. Argo to Sarah... [Read More]
The Schuylkill United Way is in need of another director of community relations. Michelle Halabura's last day was Tuesday. Her first day with the organization was April 7, 2014. While she would not... [Read More]
A public forum Tuesday on the potential closure of State Correctional Institution at Retreat focused on the potential danger to corrections officers and inmates. Don Williams takes that issue personally. His son, Eric... [Read More]
An 80-year-old West Hazleton woman said two men knocked on her door Monday evening and asked to buy her pair of pit bulls, which were in the yard — and which they wanted... [Read More]
MMI Preparatory School seventh-grade student Ben Zhao was glued to his television in the months before the 2016 presidential election. "I watched all the debates," Zhao said. The Mountain Top student shared his... [Read More]
Dec. 29, 2016 Eleanor Irene (Soika) Jumper, a former White Haven resident, passed away Dec. 29 after a long illness. Eleanor was born April 10, 1930, to Sylvester and Helen (Stash) Soika. She... [Read More]
Jan. 16, 2017 Harriet M. Berish, R.N., 89, of Plymouth died Monday. Arrangements will be announced by S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. [Read More]
Emily Shaud had eight points and Brenna Karnish posted seven on Tuesday, but it was Marian's defense that stood tall in the Fillies' 28-19 win over Lourdes Regional in a Schuylkill League Division... [Read More]
Uncertainty is a constant but no one likes it. And on this New Year's Day, prospects for sweeping uncertainty are greater than usual, even more so than in other presidential transition years. Due... [Read More]
Thieves raided the hennery of Anthony Bartnick of McAdoo Saturday night and got away with fifteen chickens. — From Hazleton's newspaper, The Plain Speaker... [Read More]
Editor's note: The following story appeared in the Standard-Speaker on March 22, 1998 in commemoration of the 25-year anniversary of MMI's PIAA Class C basketball championship. It has been revised slightly for this... [Read More]
A Lansford woman who was cleaning a home and running errands for a borough man is accused of theft. Charmagne A. Velez, 45, of East Abbott Street, Lansford, was charged with one count... [Read More]
Luzerne County officials on Tuesday challenged an attempt by former elections director Leonard C. Piazza III to learn what legal advice county Manager Robert Lawton received before firing him, citing attorney-client privilege. Piazza,... [Read More]
Graduates of the Keystone Job Corps Center's licensed practical nursing (LPN) program have not only been able to get jobs, but have been able to advance their health care careers after leaving Keystone.... [Read More]
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