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Volunteers bag up meals for delivery at the First Presbyterian Church Luzerne County CEO of Luzerne County food distribution thursday morning. cv24thanks14 DAVE SCHERBENCO/CITIZENS VOICE WILKES-BARRE – While the chilled streets across the Wyoming Valley were still mostly empty Thursday morning, volunteers gathered at a few locations to help bring warm meals to those in need.

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Newly restored monument pays tribute to W-B native, Joe Palooka comic strip

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WARREN RUDA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER From left, Sam Greenberg, Fred Ney, Dave Balent and David DeCosmo chat next to the rededicated Joe Palooka monument in Hanover Twp. Greenberg, Ney and DeCosmo along with the late John Cicero were responsible for the monument being placed there in 1976.

Restored monument honors cartoonist

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Members of the Home Builders Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated a newly restored monument on state Route 309 on Wednesday that represents a significant part of the community's history. Dave Balent, who has a construction company in Exeter, and other members volunteered time and donated materials to improve the monument that honors Wilkes-Barre native and cartoonist Ham Fisher and the comic strip he created about heavyweight boxing champion Joe Palooka.

Fire Rips Through Apartment Building in Exeter

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At least five people need a new place to stay after the place on Wyoming Avenue burned around 12:00 a.m. “So, I told him to get up, I'm smelling smoke.

Exeter officer fired again

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Two charged in string of burglaries

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Coxton Railroad Bridge demolition begins

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WARREN RUDA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Demolition has begun for the Coxton Railroad Bridge that spans the Susquehanna River between Exeter and Duryea. The Department of Environmental Protection has warned since 2014 that the bridge should come down because it was in danger of collapsing.

Old Railroad Bridge Being Demolished

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The nearly $800,000 project will take about a month to complete when both sides of the bridge in Exeter and Duryea are down. Officials we spoke to say the bridge became a bit of a safety concern if the Susquehanna River overflowed.

Exeter pair injured in Wyoming County crash

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Tunkhannock Twp. Cpl. Robert Reimiller said that a 1998 Ford Escort driven by Alan Hadvance, 30, was traveling north on state Route 92 at approximately 11:15 p.m. It had just crossed the Susquehanna River Bridge at Falls and apparently applied the breaks too late at the stop sign, where the car slammed into a stone wall.

Keystone Automotive Buys Software Firm Topline

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Exeter, Pa.-based Keystone Automotive Operations announced the acquisition of Topline Systems Inc., a dealer and retail software development company that specializes in dealership/shop management and point of sales products. “Our interest in looking at software as a solution for our customers began when we tried to think of new and improved customer support strategies and ways we could help our customers grow.

West York School District names new Superintendent

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West York Area School District has a new superintendent. After a three month search, the school board unanimously voted to approve Todd M. Davies as the new superintendent.

Community Digest

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Community digest tells you what's happening in your town. Submit listings at least one week in advance to community@citizensvoice.com, fax to 570-821-2247, mail to 75 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or call 570-821-2069.

Voitek takes on big box appliance stores

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WARREN RUDA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER From left, Ed Voitek, Dave Voitek Jr. and Mark Voitek work at the Exeter store owned by Ed and Dave Jr.'s father, Dave Voitek Sr. The store has been in business for more than six decades. Below: Viotek TV and Appliances stocks refrigerators in the one-acre warehouse adjoined to its store.

Beth Bennett and Luke Hixson

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Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bennett, of Exeter, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Beth Samantha Bennett, to Luke Russell Hixson, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Russell Hixson, of Erie.

NAACP’s annual picnic in the park celebrates diversity

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Theodore Hemingway of Wilkes-Barre serves a hot dog to Erica Knowlin of Plymouth at the Wilkes-Barre NAACP 19th annual Diversity/PeopleA a a s Picnic at Kirby Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer Rashawn Montgomery, 5, of Wilkes-Barre, plays badminton with his mother, Scharine, at the Wilkes-Barre NAACP 19th annual Diversity/PeopleA a a s Picnic at Kirby Park on Saturday, Sept.

Corrections & clarifications 9/13/17

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Company chosen to demolish Coxton bridge

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MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE FILE Advantage Blasting and Demolition bid $796,600 to demolish the the Coxton Railroad Bridge. The structure crosses the river between Exeter and Duryea.

Author/photographer explores NEPAa s anthracite legacy with new photo book

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Lorena Beniquez shot this photo of the Huber Breaker in Ashley just months before its 2014 demolition.

New warehouse, jobs coming to Blakeslee

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A 273 acre commercial site in New Ventures Commercial Park, located just off the I-80 Blakeslee exit was purchased on Thursday for the eventual development of warehouse and distribution facilities. Exeter Property Group of Conshohocken was the buyer.

422 Mysteries: Wrecked Beemer, No One Nearby

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Law enforcement officials investigating wreckage Wednesday of what appeared to be a somewhat hidden and earlier unreported auto accident on U.S. Route 422 West, near the Philadelphia Premium Outlets, can be expected to rely on vehicle identification numbers and other relevant data associated with the car to try and determine who owns it. And potentially more important, what's happened to them and those who might have occupied it? Police said no one was found in or near the vehicle.

Lackawanna County Court Notes

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Todd Jeffrey Hines, Exeter; married April 15, 1994, in Dickson City; John T. O'Malley, attorney. a- Donna Gurrere, Scranton, v.

State grant will fund the demolition of Coxton Bridge

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A $1 million state grant will finance the demolition of the Coxton Bridge on the Susquehanna River in Exeter, according to state Sen. John Yudichak, D-14, Plymouth Twp. The state Department of Community and Economic Development on Wednesday awarded the grant to the Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority, which owns the dilapidated former railroad bridge, Yudichak said in a news release.

Christian Mothers of Seton parish 75th anniversary

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Jimmy Kimmel Lets Teen Finish His Faculty-Censored Graduation Speech

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Senior class president Peter Butera went off-script to viral acclaim in his commencement address for Wyoming Area Secondary Center in Exeter, Pennsylvania, last week. The Villanova-bound 18-year-old called out the lack of real student government on campus and the faculty's “authoritative attitude.”

Valedictorian silenced

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Peter Butera veered off the preapproved speech at his graduation ceremony on June 16, to criticize Pennsylvania's Wyoming Area School District for its handling of the student government. Peter Butera, class president for the entirety of his life as a high school student – all four often-frustrating years of it – took the stage at Friday's graduation ceremony after the recital of the class poem, which had offended no one.

Valedictorian Removed From Graduation Stage After Criticizing Administration

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Class president and valedictorian Peter Butera of Exeter, Pennsylvania was removed from the stage but received a standing ovation from classmates. class president, there's no doubt you've got a lot to say about your school.

Man files lawsuit against W-B Twp. officer over – obscene language’ citation

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An Exeter man claims his constitutional rights were violated last year when he was cited for using “obscene language” in a dispute with a Walmart employee about returning an item. James Kudrako, 67, last week filed a lawsuit against the Wilkes-Barre Twp.

STITCHES & SMILES

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Demolition Underway of Former Community Pool in West Pittston

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Newswatch 16 found some people who stopped by the site after workers left for the day. They grabbed a sign and a few pieces of the crumbling concrete to take as mementos.