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Former Luzerne County acting sheriff’s PFA hearing continued again

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WILKES-BARRE — A hearing scheduled for Tuesday on an application for a permanent protection-from-abuse order against former acting Luzerne County sheriff and Duryea police chief Charles Guarnieri was continued again.Kelly Boyko filed for a PFA against Guarnieri, 53, on Sept. 17 saying she feared for her life after an incident over a dress she wore. She alleged Guarnieri, after consuming a combination of Xanax and alcohol, pushed her out a door, repeatedly slammed her wrist in the door and pulled her hair and squeezed her head.Guarnieri was charged with violating the temporary PFA on Sept. 20 when Boyko alleged he showed up intoxicated and swung the door open asking her if she was having sex with anyone, according to court documents.


King’s students get a chance at Notre Dame entrepreneurship program

WILKES-BARRE — King’s College continued expanding connections with the University of Notre Dame Tuesday by announcing a new opportunity for local students to participate in the Indiana institution’s entrepreneurship master’s program.Both schools were founded by the Holy Cross Congregation, a Roman Catholic religious order. In fact the founders of King’s were dispatched to Wyoming Valley from Notre Dame. But the schools have been strengthening ties in r...

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‘Apparently Kid’ walks with dinosaurs

WILKES-BARRE — Noah Ritter, the 5-year-old kindergarten student and Internet sensation from Pottstown, made a second appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and apparently he will be making many more.Ritter, whose meteoric rise to fame began with an interview with WNEP-TV’s Sofia Ojeda in early August, reunited with DeGeneres on Monday, and he is scheduled to report from the Texas State Fair for the nationally broadcast talk show.The fair began S...

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GFWC Mountain Top donates to ambulance association

Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), Mountain Top, recently donated $1,012 to the Mountain Top Ambulance Association. At the check presentation, from left: Wade Kahley, EMT; Jessica Cromer, paramedic; Lois Gutkowski, acting treasurer, GFWC; Candy Smith, president, Mountain Top Ambulance Association; Chris Woolfolk, manager.

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FNCB raises funds for Komen NEPA

Nearly 50 employees and family members from First National Community Bank (FNCB) recently participated in the 2014 Komen NEPA Race for the Cure in downtown Scranton, raising more than $2,000 in the fight against breast cancer. For the 2nd consecutive year, FNCB members walked in memory of Maryann Walker, an employee who lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2013. Team ‘Maryann’s Walkers’ raised funds through sponsorships and walk participation. Participants, from lef...

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Dallas School District gets infusion of cash

DALLAS TWP. — Dallas School district has been getting some good financial news. The district’s nonprofit foundation received donations from two businesses totalling $11,500 Tuesday morning, and the district will be getting $315,000 from the state in long-delayed reimbursement for construction of the new high school.Dallas also was the only Luzerne County school district to get a piece of $21.6 million released by the state for construction reimbursement. Gov. Tom Corbet...

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Wilkes-Barre paving projects to start this week in the Heights section, South Wilkes-Barre

The City of Wilkes-Barre issued a travel advisory for several city streets during a road paving project scheduled to begin on Thursday.Beginning Thursday, Pennsy Supply will be milling and paving the following streets:• Heights Section — Grove Lane, Oakwood Lane, Cross Lane, Opal Lane and Worth Lane• South Wilkes-Barre — Waller and Brook streets beginning Oct. 6The project is expected to last about one week in each section....

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Teen donates to pediatric center

Kaleigh Shission, West Wyoming, recently collected and delivered more than 200 DVDs to the Pediatric Urgent Care Center at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre (GSWB) as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project. At the donation presentation, from left: Kathy Ostrowksi, patient access representative, Pediatric Urgent Care Center, GSWB; Shission; and Dr. Christopher Holtz, pediatrician, Pediatric Urgent Care Center, GSWB.

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Details scarce in reported gunshot injury in Kingston

WILKES-BARRE — A male with a gunshot wound reportedly was dropped off at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital this morning.A Luzerne County 911 dispatch supervisor confirmed someone with an apparent gunshot wound was taken to the hospital just before 10 a.m.Police at this time have not said who was injured, his status or where he lives.Cruisers from both Wilkes-Barre and Kingston Borough police departments blocked one emergency room entrance for several hours T...

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Justin E. Uren

Justin Edward Uren, son of Linda Uren and Bill Uren, both of Plymouth, is celebrating his 11th birthday today, Oct. 1. Justin is a grandson of William and Yoko Uren, Plymouth; David Zupancic, Wilkes-Barre; and the late Linda Zupancic Gurko, Plymouth. He is a great-grandson of the late Edward Gurko and the late Maryann Gurko, Plymouth. Justin has two brothers, Billy, 21, and Brian, 5, and two sisters, Courtney, 15, and Evlyn, 2.

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Americo Burnetti

Americo (Mac) Burnetti, son of Tina and Dan Burnetti, Doylestown, is celebrating his seventh birthday today, Oct. 1. Mac is a grandson of Pat and Tom Hite, Dallas, and Mary Lou and Rich Burnetti, University Park, Florida. He has a sister, Sophie, 9.

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Charles J. Backley

Charles James (C.J.) Backley, son of Robin Backley, Plymouth, and Michael LaMas, Sheatown, is celebrating his second birthday today, Oct. 1. C.J. is a grandson of Tracy Backley and the late Charles Backley, Sheatown; Thomas Brown, Sheatown; and Michele LaMas, Florida. He is a great-grandson of Nancy Gist, Sheatown; Irene Brown, Hanover Township; and John Brown, New Hampshire. C.J. has three sisters, Makeinzy, 7, Zoey, 5, and Hailey, 3.

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Gavin M. Caprio

Gavin Michael Caprio, son of Desiree Sartorio and Michael Caprio, both of Pittston, is celebrating his 10th birthday today, Oct. 1. Gavin is a grandson of Marie Mills, Wilkes-Barre, and Joe and Nancy Caprio, Pittston. He has two brothers, Aiden and Giovanni.

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Kale C. Chiaet

Kale Christopher Chiaet, son of Sandy and Richard Chiaet, Long Pond, is celebrating his fourth birthday today, Oct. 1. Kale is a grandson of the late Margaret White, Wilkes-Barre; Wayne White, West Pittston; the late Sharon Chiaet, New Jersey; and Steve Chiaet, New Jersey.

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This week’s Good Eats

Editor’s note: Please send news for this space by noon Friday to people@timesleader.com or by mail to Good Eats, The Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. To ensure accuracy, information must be typed or computer generated.THIS WEEK: Oct. 1 to Oct. 7Welsh Cookie Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, the Bennett-Derr United Methodist Church, Chapel and Grant streets, East End, Wilkes-Ba...

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Sunday, Oct. 5SWOYERSVILLE: District 12 Sons of the American Legion, 2 p.m., at the American Legion Post 644. District Commander Bill Stachowiak will preside. All squadrons are urged to have representation at the district meetings.

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King’s Mass Communications Department receives donation

Dr. Ray Gamache, a recently retired assistant professor of communications at King’s College, and his wife, Jane, made a $5,000 donation to the college on the occasion of his retirement. The funds enabled the purchase of three high-definition field cameras for the Mass Communications Department and will also be used to upgrade audio, lighting and storage media in communications classrooms and labs and in the college’s full high-definition television studio. Gamache joined the King&...

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Association for the Blind receives grant for Camp Sight

The Women’s Interest Committee of the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre, recently presented a check for $1,079.72 to the Association for the Blind. The money, raised at an annual ladies’ member event held at the club, will help support Camp Sight, a summer day camp for blind and visually impaired youth. At the event, from left, first row, are R.J. Thomas, Sarah Kolc, Raina Long, Daniel Evans and Breann Kowalski. Second row: Sara Peperno, president and chief executive officer, Associ...

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