Hi Vanessa. I recall there were Shiners who visited my grandparent's house on Grant Street after mass on Sundays (Lou Shiner? Leo Shiner?)My memory is fading, as it was some time ago and I was a kid(1960's).We may be distant cousins (my grandmother was a Decker).
There are two places where you might find some info on Shiners:(1) My aunt still lives near Loomis St. in W-B, and I will send you contact info;(2) Some info on this website:http://www.hardineworld.com/wilkes_barre.htmhttp://www.hardineworld.com/wilkes_barre.htm