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Stage Listings: March 6 to 12, 2015


Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. March 13 to 22 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451. A Funny Thing ...

Man Charged with Setting Fire in Pa. Building


March 05--A Feb. 23 fire in Hazleton led city police to arrest a man who was charged with setting fires in the past. Kenneth G. Reichart, 59, said he lit the fire inside 120 W. Broad St. to keep warm, according to court papers. He faces two counts reckless ...

A haunting tale of the afterlife


There are a lot of businesses in Pennsylvania like this ...
The cemetery I had in my head was a combination of cemeteries I’d been to in Hazleton and Freeland. JS: Would you describe one of your favorite characters? RL: Picking a favorite is difficult ...

Mary L. Smith


West Hazleton, PA 18202, or to the American Cancer Society by calling 800-ACS-2345, are welcomed by the family. Condolence messages may be entered in the family’s online memorial guest book on the funeral home website at www.khfuneralhomes

Gov. Wolf’s Ambitious Budget Plan


Pennsylvania’s sales tax would rise to 6.6 percent and ...
but that money’s going to come on the backs of the working people,” said Republican Rep. Tarah Toohil, Hazleton. Republicans control both houses of the legislature and the response from ...

McDuffee, Daley earn player of year honors


Senior Taylor Cannon (Hazleton, Pa.) was named Second Team All-Conference in the PSUAC while her teammate, junior Alexis Daly, a Wyalusing grad, was named First Team All-Conference and selected as the PSUAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year.

Heavy snow hits Arizona, hail turns California beach white


Albert Page of Hazleton Pa., uses a shovel Monday, March 2, 2015, to clear snow of the driveway at a friend’s home on Hazle Street in Hazleton. The recent snow caused many area schools to go on another two-hour delay. A woman walks across City Hall as ...

2nd Annual Miss Greater Hazleton Scholarship Program


A Woman’s Place- GYN Associates, Brandon’s Forever Home and Holy Family Academy PTO; Crystal Level: Sand Springs Country Club, Thomas Family Market, Berger Family Dealership, Dr. Sherri A. Homanko & Family, Pennsylvania Premier Wrestling and Hazleton

American Freedom Party’s Sean Donahue Running for Hazleton, PA Mayor


From Steve Mocarsky at the Times Leader, reposted to the American Freedom Party website: Most candidates who run for city mayor say they want to make the city safer. Sean M. Donahue says that can be achieved by making the city whiter. Donahue, 45, is ...

NAI Mertz of PA Brokers Hazelton Industrial Building Sale to Development Agency


HAZLETON, PA—NAI Mertz of PA sold a 25,000-square-foot industrial building located at 63A Green Mountain Road in Hazleton, PA, to Greater Hazleton Community Area New Development Organization, Inc. David Weaver and Stephen Cole, sales associates ...

Slushy Streets Cause Crashes in Hazleton Area


WEST HAZLETON — A quick trip to pick up some windshield wipers in West Hazleton on Wednesday Morning ended up being a tad out of the ordinary. “Next thing I knew, I stopped in front of the window.” Jo…

Hazleton Police Investigating Two Armed Robberies


HAZLETON — Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies in Hazleton. The first happened just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Domino’s Pizza on North Church Street. According to police, a man with a …

Man Arrested for Assault in Luzerne County


HAZLETON — Hazleton police arrested a man who they say assaulted a woman. Police say William Wyda, 54, was taken into custody after he beat the woman inside a home in the 500 block Grant Street.  The …

Abington Heights beats Hazleton Area for D2 ‘AAAA’ Title


Abington Heights defeated Hazleton Area on Saturday, to win the District II Class AAAA Championship. The Comets won 51-45, to claim their first title in the Quad-A bracket, since 2002.

Shots Fired Outside Hookah Lounge in Hazleton


HAZLETON — Police were called to a club early Saturday morning for gunfire in Hazleton. Witnesses told Hazleton Police it all started with a fight inside Xtacy Hookah Lounge on East Diamond Avenue jus…

Thawing Frozen Pipes in Hazleton


HAZLETON — The Hazleton City Authority began the week with reports of 100 buildings without water. Hazleton City Hall was one of the buildings with frozen pipes, the building even had to shut down for…

Police Investigating Shooting in Hazleton


HAZLETON — One man was shot early Sunday morning in Hazleton and police are looking for whoever pulled the trigger. The shooting happened on East Diamond Avenue just before 5 a.m. Police say the 27-ye…

Stabbing in Hazleton


HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton said someone stabbed and robbed a person Tuesday night. It happened in the area of 10th and Alter Streets around 7 p.m. Police said the victim’s injuries are not life thr…

Taxi Driver Held Up in Hazleton


HAZLETON — Police are investigating the armed robbery of a cab driver. Officers say two men, wearing ski masks, showed guns and demanded money from a driver around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 8th…

Police: Car Windows Shot out in Hazleton


HAZLETON — Police say cars on several streets had their windows smashed in Hazleton. Officers said the windows were shot out by either a BB or pellet gun. The vandalism was reported along Beech and Ha…




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Avoiding job scams in HAZLETON PENNSYLVANIA

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.

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A problem in the city: A GREAT CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN ADOLESCENCE CAN IMPAIR THE BRAIN PERMANENTLY

To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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Avoiding Foreclosure in HAZLETON PENNSYLVANIA

The Obama Administration has implemented a number of programs to assist homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and otherwise struggling with their monthly mortgage payments. The majority of these programs are administered through the U.S. Treasury Department and HUD. This page provides a summary of these various programs. Please continue reading in order to determine which program can best assist you.

Please read FHA's brochure, "Save Your Home:  Tips to Avoid Foreclosure," also published in   Spanish,  Chinese and  Vietnamese.

Making Home Affordable

The Making Home Affordable © (MHA) Program is a critical part of the Obama Administration's broad strategy to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country's housing market, and improve the nation's economy.

Homeowners can lower their monthly mortgage payments and get into more stable loans at today's low rates. And for those homeowners for whom homeownership is no longer affordable or desirable, the program can provide a way out which avoids foreclosure. Additionally, in an effort to be responsive to the needs of today's homeowners, there are also options for unemployed homeowners and homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth. Please read the following program summaries to determine which program options may be best suited for your particular circumstances.

Modify or Refinance Your Loan for Lower Payments

  • Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP): HAMP lowers your monthly mortgage payment to 31 percent of your verified monthly gross (pre-tax) income to make your payments more affordable. The typical HAMP modification results in a 40 percent drop in a monthly mortgage payment. Eighteen percent of HAMP homeowners reduce their payments by $1,000 or more. Click Here for more information.
  • Principal Reduction Alternative (PRA): PRA was designed to help homeowners whose homes are worth significantly less than they owe by encouraging servicers and investors to reduce the amount you owe on your home. Click Here for more information.  
  • Second Lien Modification Program (2MP): If your first mortgage was permanently modified under HAMP SM and you have a second mortgage on the same property, you may be eligible for a modification or principal reduction on your second mortgage under 2MP. Likewise, If you have a home equity loan, HELOC, or some other second lien that is making it difficult for you to keep up with your mortgage payments, learn more about this MHA program. Click Here for more information.
  • Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP): If you are current on your mortgage and have been unable to obtain a traditional refinance because the value of your home has declined, you may be eligible to refinance through HARP. HARP is designed to help you refinance into a new affordable, more stable mortgage. Click Here for more information.

“Underwater” Mortgages

In today's housing market, many homeowners have experienced a decrease in their home's value. Learn about these MHA programs to address this concern for homeowners.

  • Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP): If you are current on your mortgage and have been unable to obtain a traditional refinance because the value of your home has declined, you may be eligible to refinance through HARP. HARP is designed to help you refinance into a new affordable, more stable mortgage. Click Here for more information.
  • Principal Reduction Alternative: PRA was designed to help homeowners whose homes are worth significantly less than they owe by encouraging servicers and investors to reduce the amount you owe on your home. Click Here for more information.  
  • Treasury/FHA Second Lien Program (FHA2LP): If you have a second mortgage and the mortgage servicer of your first mortgage agrees to participate in FHA Short Refinance, you may qualify to have your second mortgage on the same home reduced or eliminated through FHA2LP. If the servicer of your second mortgage agrees to participate, the total amount of your mortgage debt after the refinance cannot exceed 115% of your home’s current value. Click Here for more information.

 Assistance for Unemployed Homeowners

  • Home Affordable Unemployment Program (UP): If you are having a tough time making your mortgage payments because you are unemployed, you may be eligible for UP. UP provides a temporary reduction or suspension of mortgage payments for at least twelve months while you seek re-employment. Click Here for more information.
  • Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP):  Click Here for more information about EHLP assistance provided in your state.
  • FHA Special Forbearance: If you are having difficulty making mortgage payments because you are unemployed and have no other sources of income, you may be eligible for FHA's Special Forbearance.  FHA now requires servicers to extend the forbearance period, by offering a reduced or suspended mortgage payment for up to twelve months, for FHA borrowers who qualify for the program. Click Here for more information.

Managed Exit for Borrowers

  • Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA): If your mortgage payment is unaffordable and you are interested in transitioning to more affordable housing, you may be eligible for a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure through HAFA SM. Click Here for more information.
  • “Redemption”is a period after your home has already been sold at a foreclosure sale when you can still reclaim your home. You will need to pay the outstanding mortgage balance and all costs incurred during the foreclosure process.

Contact Your Lender

If you are experiencing difficulties making your mortgage payments, you are encouraged to contact your lender or loan servicer directly to inquire about foreclosure prevention options that are available. If you are experiencing difficulty communicating with your mortgage lender or servicer about your need for mortgage relief, there are organizations that can help by contacting lenders and servicers on your behalf. 

 

Assistance for FHA-Insured Homeowners

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is a part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is working aggressively to halt and reverse the losses represented by foreclosure. Through its  National Servicing Center (NSC), FHA offers a number of various loss mitigation programs and informational resources to assist FHA-insured homeowners and home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) borrowers facing financial hardship or unemployment and whose mortgage is either in default or at risk of default.

  • Click Here to log onto the NSC Loss Mitigation Programs home page.
  • Click Here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about FHA’s loss mitigation programs.

Contact FHA

FHA staff are available to help answer your questions and assist you to better understand your options as an FHA borrower under these loss mitigation programs. There are several ways you can contact FHA for more information, including:

  • Call the National Servicing Center at (877) 622-8525
  • Call the FHA Outreach Center at 1-800-CALL FHA (800-225-5342)
  • Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
  • Email the FHA Resource Center
  • The Online FHA Resource Center

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