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WILKES-BARRE–Boardmem-bers of the Luzerne County Con- vention and Visitors Bureau areanxious to meet with the county manager next week to discuss thelocation of the bureau office andotherissues.County Manager Robert Law-ton is considering having the bu-reaumovefromitsleasedlocationat56PublicSquareinWilkes-Barretoacounty-ownedfacilitysuchasa vacant office at the county recre-ationcomplexinFortyForttosavemoney. The bureau leases office spacefrom Frank Henry and Associatesfor $16,560 annually and rentsparkingspacesforitsfouremploy-ees at a rate of $600 quarterly, ac-cordingtoanauditbycountyCon-troller Walter Griffith. The leaseexpiredinDecember2002andpay-ments have continued month-to-month. The bureau is funded largely witha20percentshareofthecoun-ty hotel tax, which netted the bu-reau$480,130inoperatingrevenuein 2011. Funding from the county general fund was cut in half last year,to$40,000.Griffith recommended the bu-reau obtain acurrentlease orcon-siderrelocatingtheofficetocoun-ty-ownedproperty.Healsorecom-mendedthebureauconsiderusing parking available at the county-ownedlotonEastMarketStreetattheMarketStreetStationcomplex. The bureau board had put off lease renewal because plans hadbeen in the works to move the of-fice to the Market Street Stationcomplex after the county redevel-opmentauthoritysecuredfunding torenovatetheformertrainstationthere. But county council nixedthat plan last month after Lawtonrecommended against spending $2millioninfederalfundsonreno- vations.Lawtonearlierthisweeksaidthepossible relocation of the visitorsbureau and a planned swap of theassessor’s and sheriff’s offices arepart of a larger initiative to locatecompanionofficestogetherandre-duce the county’s reliance onleasedspace. The assessor-sheriff switch wasrecommended to Lawton by thecounty record improvement com-mittee, which is evaluating officelocationoptions.
While such moves might makesense for most county offices,members of the Convention andVisitorsBureauboardbelievethereismoretoconsiderthancostwhendeterminingtheofficelocation.“Tobehonest,Idon’tknowthat you’re going to find a better placethanthecurrentlocationonPublicSquare,”saidboardViceChairman TedPatton.“Asfaraswalk-intraffic,ifit’snothere, or not downtown some- where, I really don’t know wherethey could put it that would be asbeneficial to the agency. I thinktheywouldlosetheabilitytohavepeople walk in,” said Patton, vicepresident,corporatetraffic,fortheMartz Group, which is owned by theHenryfamily.At a meeting last month, boardmemberJohnMaday,membershipservices coordinator for the Grea-terWilkes-BarreChamberofBusi-ness and Industry, said he appre-ciatesbeingabletosendcorporateand other visitors to the chamberacrossPublicSquaretothebureauformaterialson recreationaloffer-ings.Board member Rob Belza saidhe thinks the current location of thebureau“isgreat.WhatplaceismoreprominentinLuzerneCoun-tythandowntownWilkes-Barre?…MostpeoplecomingintoLuzerneCounty seem to migrate to thesquare.”Belza,directorofcorporatesalesfor the Wilkes-Barre/ScrantonPenguins, said a prominent placeon Public Square is an “ultimately better”locationfortheoffice,“butif budgets are forcing people’shands,theymightneedtoconsidersomethingelse.”
DonnaPalermo,chairofthebu-reau’s board of directors, said any convention and visitors bureaushould be “in a central locationthat’s readily available (to touristsand other visitors) and easy tofind.”Palermo, president of the Grea-ter Hazleton Chamber of Com-merce,notedthatthebureauoncehadanannexinHazleton.“Iwouldlovetohaveanotheran-nex in our downtown. Budget- wise, I don’t know if that will hap-pen,butit’soneofthegoalsIwouldliketosee,”shesaid.BoardmemberGusGenettisaidhethinksLawtonisdoingthe“best job he can under trying circum-stances,” but he was “disappoint-ed” when Lawton advised county councilnottospendfederalmoney to refurbish the former train sta-tion.“Ihopeinthefuturethatcanbereconsidered,”saidGenetti,ownerof the Best Western Genetti Hotel&ConferenceCenteronEastMar-ket Street. But in the meantime,“Public Square is not a bad loca-tion”forthebureauoffice,hesaid.Attempts to reach board mem-bersBobBorwickandKellyNova-kowskiwereunsuccessful.Boardmembershavesaidthatinadditiontodiscussingthelocationofthebureau,theyarelookingfor- ward to discussing the role of theboardofdirectors,theimportanceoftheworkofthebureauinincreas-ing tourism in the county and fos-teringeconomicdevelopment,andfinancial oversight issues broughtupinGriffith’saudit.Lawtondidnotreturnmessagesseeking comment that were left with his secretary on Wednesday andThursday.
Visitors bureauponders move
Board wants to meet withcounty manager on his idea tomove from Public Square.
Visit the website of the LuzerneCounty Convention and VisitorsBureau at www.tournepa.com.
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DAY TO HONOR OLD GLORY
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oy Scout Connor Gaffney,14, and Elk members Joseph Brojakowski and Philip Kolen-dowicz change the U.S. flag outside of the Elk Lodge109 in Pringle after a Flag Dayceremony on Thursday.
Nanticoke fire displaces residents
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severalcommunities worked quicklyWednesday to contain a fireat a double block house at63-65 W. Grove St., Nanti-coke. The rear of the struc-ture was gutted, said Nanti-coke Fire Chief Michael Bo-han. Two boys were home inthe 63 W. Grove St. side ofthe building and escapedwithout injury, said Bohan.The residents on the otherside, Richard and JenniferBonk and their child, werenot home. Bohan said atleast six or seven people aredisplaced by the fire. Thecause is under investigation.“I’ve already contacted(Pennsylvania state policefor a fire marshal),” saidBohan.
--NormalgarbagepickupscheduledforJuly4willbecollectedonJuly5,thecity announced.NormalThursdaygarbagepickupwilloccuronJuly5,andnormalFridaygarbagecollection willoccuronJuly9.However,therewillbenochangetotherecyclingcollectionnormally scheduledforThursdayorFriday.
BELLEFONTE -- Sue Paterno will inherit all of her late hus-band’sproperty,accordingtothe will released by his family on Thursday.Joe Paterno’s will has beensealed in Centre County court,but the family said it’s petition-ing Centre County court tomake the documents public to“ensure maximum transparency and eliminate unfounded specu-lation.”Paterno was relieved of hiscoachingdutiesinNovemberaf-ter details emerged concerning theinvestigationofallegedchildabuse by Jerry Sandusky, Pater-no’s former defensive coordina-tor.PaternodiedinJanuaryatage85.“Atthesuggestionoftheattor-ney managing Joe Paterno’s es-tate, the family filed a motion, which the court approved, toseal the contents of his will,”DanMcGinn,thePaternofamily spokesman, said in a writtenstatement.“The request was entirely ap-propriate and totally consistent with the actions of other promi-nentindividuals.Theonlyobjec-tivewastopreserveameasureof privacy for Sue Paterno, theirfive children, 17 grandchildrenand other family members.”Intheoriginalseven-pagedoc-umentfiledin1997,JoePaternodecreed that his wife would re-ceive his “automobiles, house-hold and personal effects, andother tangible property of likenature”ifshesurvivedhimby60days. That excluded cash or se-curities, but did include any ex-isting insurance.If the 60-day condition hadnot been met, their children --DianaLynnePaterno-Giegerich,Mary Kay Hort, David Paterno,Jay Paterno and Scott Paterno -- would have shared the estate.Sue Paterno was appointed thepersonal representative of the will.McGinnsaidthePaternofam-ily “will petition the Court to re-lease the seal on all future fil-ings.”
Wife is beneficiary in Paterno will
Sue Paterno will inherit latehusband’s property. Family tomake document public.
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NEW YORK — If New YorkCitybansbigsodas,what’snext?Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The16-ounce strip steak?Opponents of the proposedban may use that slippery-slopeargumentalongwithotherlegalstrategies to try to block thefirst-in-the-nation rule.Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to bar restaurants, movietheaters, sports arenas, foodcarts and delis from selling so-das and other sugary drinks inservings larger than 16 ounces,sayingitisawaytofightobesity in a city that spends billions of dollars a year on weight-relatedhealth problems. Whether that’s legal, though,isamatterofdisputeandallbutcertain to be tested.“We’re going to look at all of our options to protect our busi-ness, our rights to do businessandourrightsnottobediscrimi-nated against. We won’t takeanything off the table,” saidSteve Cahillane, a senior execu-tive with Coca-Cola. The city Board of Health, ap-pointed by the mayor, is expect-ed to approve the measure aftera three-month comment period.It could take effect as early asMarch,unlessthecriticswhoac-cuse Bloomberg of instituting a“nanny state” can get the courtsor state lawmakers to step in.It’s not just businesses and in-dustry groups that could sue. Intheory, any individual affectedby the ban could bring a legalchallenge.But it wouldn’t be enough tosimply claim that the ban in-fringes on personal freedom,said Rick Hills, a New York Uni- versity law professor specializ-ing in local government law andNew York City. While Bloomberg administra-tion officials say they have noplans to move against solidfoods, any local governmentcouldbanredmeat—orevenallanimal products — without vio-lating a person’s right to life, lib-erty and the pursuit of happi-ness, Hills argued.
NYC’s big-soda ban could face legal test
Opponents of the proposedban may use slippery-slopeargument, ask ‘What’s next?’