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Two Men Honored by Coast Guard for Saving Friend’s Life

WILKES-BARRE — The U.S. Coast Guard honored two men in Wilkes-Barre Tuesday night after they saved their friend’s life during a fishing trip. The Coast Guard recognized Michael Likens, of Shavertown, and Richard Snowden, of Dallas, with Certificates of Merit at a ceremony at King’s College. The two were on a fishing trip on Lake Ontario in July when their friend had a heart attack and collapsed on deck. For 20 minutes they gave him CPR, keeping him alive until […]

Hazleton Area Athlete Awarded 2017 Brian Piccolo Award

PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A deserving high school athlete received a special award in Luzerne County on Wednesday. The Wilkes-Barre chapter of UNICO National awarded Hazleton area’s Brian Soroka with the 2017 Brian Piccolo award at a special ceremony at the Woodlands Resort. The award honors a student athlete who has overcome adversity. Soroka has not let his heart condition and complications from a brain tumor keep him from excelling as a member of Hazleton Area’s shooting club. In addition to […]

City Workers Honored for Heroics

WILLIAMSPORT — Two Williamsport city workers were recognized for their heroics during the blizzard back in March. Tom Gotshall and Dave Johns were given the mayor’s Award for Valor Thursday. They helped free an ambulance that got stuck in the snow. “We don’t really deserve this. It’s just our job and like I said, there were more people involved than just us. They did more than us. We just really put the final touches on it,” said Gotshall, a city […]