William O'Boyle, Times Leader

William O'Boyle

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Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

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Past articles by William:

Meuser, Barletta seek details on reports of undocumented immigrants being flown into AVP

Updated PITTSTON TWP. — U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser and Republican candidate for governor Lou Barletta on Sunday were looking for answers on reports that four airplanes carrying undocumented immigrants have landed at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport over the past two weeks and were taken to destinations not yet confirmed. Meuser, R-Dallas, and Barletta, a former Congressman from… → Read More

Optimism flows at virtual meeting of Downtown WB Business Association

WILKES-BARRE — At Friday morning virtual meeting of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association, you could see and hear on everyone’s ZOOM face that there was a sigh of relief. → Read More

12 new CASA volunteers sworn in

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jennifer Rogers Friday thanked 12 new Court Appointed Special Advocates for their service that is about to begin. → Read More

#570Day to celebrate Northeastern Pennsylvania

WILKES-BARRE — Organizers of #570 Day say the event aims to spread positivity, local pride and celebrate the people and places within the 570 area code. → Read More

Free coffee at Dunkin’ today for healthcare workers

WILKES-BARRE — Dunkin’ is offering a free medium hot or iced coffee today — no purchase necessary — to all healthcare workers who visit participating restaurants nationwide, while supplies last. → Read More

Getting ‘ready to rock’ as Pa. announces end to restrictions

For Will Beekman, General Manager for ASM Global at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Tuesday felt like Christmas morning. → Read More

North Branch Land Trust Executive Director Lumia announces retirement

DALLAS — Christina Taylor, Chair of the North Branch Land Trust’s Board of Directors, Thursday said, in Executive Director Paul Lumia’s 13 years at the North… → Read More

#570 Day: Social media campaign to spotlight NEPA’s bright spots

WILKES-BARRE — It’s more than just an area code, it has become part of our region’s identity. → Read More

$15 backers rally outside Toomey’s offices

WILKES-BARRE — Dwayne Heisler said the message he and a group of volunteers was trying to make outside U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s Wilkes-Barre office on Thursday was pretty simple. → Read More

Frog Pond owner looking to retire; puts popular restaurant up for sale

WILKES-BARRE — After 24 years of owning and operating the Frog Pond on Coal Street, Mary Jo Farber Burke has decided to sell the business and retire. → Read More

119 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County Wednesday; 2 new deaths

WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Wednesday showed 119 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and two new deaths. The death count is at 776. → Read More

Advocates of transparent redistricting make WB stop

WILKES-BARRE — Surrounded by the grandeur and historical beauty of the Mary Stegmaier Mansion, David Thornburgh, President and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, discussed the upcoming redistricting… → Read More

Airport projects include road and cargo application

AVOCA — At the last meeting of the Bi-County Airport Board, authorization was given to release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) pertaining to hiring a consultant who would perform an update to a… → Read More

Beyond the Byline: Vaccination key to return to ‘normalcy’

WILKES-BARRE — It’s been over a year now that we have been living in this pandemic. → Read More

Meuser bill would allow stimulus dollars to go to infrastructure projects

DALLAS — U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser Tuesday said with the expected introduction of a federal transportation and infrastructure proposal, Congress should prioritize previously appropriated funds before… → Read More

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA sets first ‘Quiz for Kids’ Sake’ event

FORTY FORT — Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA’s first ever “Quiz for Kids’ Sake” event is an all new, virtual fundraising event will allow participants to… → Read More

Lackawanna County Commissioner gets GOP nod for Blake’s seat

SCRANTON — Lackawanna County Commissioner Chris Chermak has been selected as the Republican nominee for the 22nd Senatorial District special election to fill the unexpired term of former state Sen. → Read More

Meuser wants independent pharmacies part of state’s vaccine distribution

DALLAS — U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser has sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health, Alison Beam, urging the commonwealth to reengage independent… → Read More

New Panera Bread restaurant off Mundy Street is nearing completion

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The new Panera Bread in the Wilkes-Barre Township Commons off of Mundy Street is nearing completion, but the developer said Monday that there currently are no plans to build… → Read More

Swoyersville man sentenced to prison after guilty plea on child porn

WILKES-BARRE — A Swoyersville man was sentenced to spend at least four years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous counts of possession of child pornography. → Read More