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Jane Aiello’s death

ruled homicide

An autopsy conducted Saturday morning found Jane Aiello died at 11:43 p.m. Thursday from multiple gunshot wounds.

Forensic pathologist Gary Ross ruled the manner of death a homicide, according to acting Luzerne County Coroner William Lisman.

As of Saturday morning, Vito Aiello was still being treated at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center for self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the face, according to Wilkes-Barre City Police Watch Command.

City Detective Ralph Elick, lead investigator for the case, was not immediately available for comment.


Fire badly damages

S. Grant St. home

A home along South Grant Street in the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre caught fire around midnight Friday, severely damaging the rear of the house.

Thomas Nat, who owns the home where his daughter, Nadine Nat, lives, showed video of flames lapping from the ground up through the second-floor porch into the air. The fire would have caused more damage if it weren’t for a neighbor’s dog alerting them something was wrong, the Nats said.

No one was injured and firefighters were able to stop the fire before it spread to the front half of the house. Police had heard reports of gunfire at the time of the blaze, but Nat said it was fireworks left over from the Fourth of July that had ignited.


State Rep. Boback

announces schedule

State Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, D-117, announced her satellite office schedule for the month of October.

A member of Boback’s staff will be available on the following dates and times:

• Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon at the Conyngham Township Municipal Building, 10 Pond Hill Road, Mocanaqua.

• Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon at the Salem Township Municipal Building, 38 Bomboy Lane, Berwick.

• Oct. 8: 10 a.m. to noon at the Dorrance Township Municipal Building, 7844 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top; and 1-3 p.m. at the Wright Township Municipal Building, 321 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.

• Oct. 16: 9 a.m. to noon at the Benton Senior Center in the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive, Benton.

• Oct. 23: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shickshinny Senior Center, 19 W. Vine St.

Individuals may also contact either of Boback’s full-time district offices, located in Sweet Valley at 570-477-3752 or in Tunkhannock at 570-836-4777. Residents can also call toll free at 800-278-3930, and state forms are available at


Realtors group hosts

beer-tasting event

The Greater Wilkes Barre Association of Realtors is hosting a beer tasting event dubbed the Realtor Reach Out Charity Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St.

The event is open to those 21 and older with a donation of $20. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Proceeds will benefit the Catherine McAuley Center.

The reservation deadline is Friday. Call the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of Realtors Office at 570-283-2111 to make reservations and obtain tickets.


Community Health

Fair scheduled

In recognition of National Primary Week, students of The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) are partnering with Scranton Primary Health Care Center and the National Health Service Corps scholars to host their second community health fair Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at TCMC, 525 Pine St., Scranton.

There will be free blood pressure screenings, health, nutrition and counseling information, children’s activities, a bake sale, basket raffle and more. Proceeds will benefit the ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund.

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