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The Turchins

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Mr. and Mrs. Edward Turchin, Jackson Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2014. They were married on Aug. 22, 1964, at St. Casimir Church, Lyndwood, by the late Rev. Robert Shilala.Attendants were Joyce Turchin Rominski, Maureen Cornell Haydt, Evelyn Warrell Klinger, Judy Bukevicz Wachs, the late Greg Rominski, Fred Zoltewicz, the late Ronnie Carlo and Vince Karalunas.Mrs. Turchin is the former Bonnie Lewis, Upper Askam. She is a retired teacher from the Lake-Lehman School District.Mr. Turchin, formerly of Breslau, is retired from the Tobyhanna Army Depot.Both are 1960 graduates of Hanover Memorial High School.The couple has a daughter, Pamela, Denton, Maryland, and a son, the late Edward Jr.

 

La Festa Italiana livens up Courthouse Square

SCRANTON — A bit of Italy came to Courthouse Square on Saturday as Scranton’s business district filled with the sights and sounds of the 39th annual La Festa Italiana.The three-day festival was filled with the colors, foods and music.Attendees enjoyed a last little bit of summer joy and the opportunity to forget the responsibilities attached to the start of school and the autumn season.The weather cooperated as the day began with the James R. Minic...

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The Bells

Danny and Marge Bell, Harding, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2014. They were married on Aug. 22, 1964, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plains Township.The wedding attendants included Carol Ann Figel Russell and Gloria Jean Figel Harry, sisters of the bride, and Rosemary Pohutsky Williams, friend of the bride. The ushers included the late Robert Judge and Robert Tambur, friends of the groom, and Ralph Grillini, cousin of the bride.Mrs. Bell is the...

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Juliana Helen Leininger, daughter of Jason and Denise Leininger, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, was baptized on Aug. 17 at St. Benedict’s Parish, Mohnton, Pennsylvania, by the Rev. Philip Rodgers.Her godparents are Danielle Romanchick, Centermoreland, and Justin Leininger, Mohnton.Juliana Helen was born on June 4 at Reading Hospital.She is the granddaughter of Joseph and Betty Knorr, Ashley, Pennsylvania, an Charles Leininger, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. She also...

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert “Bobby” Baird, Shavertown, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11, 2014. They were married on Sept. 11, 1954, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Scranton. Officiating the ceremony were Dr. Peter K. Emmons; the Rev. Raymond Ohman, uncle of the groom; and the Rev. George Roberts, father of the bride.Mrs. Baird attended Western Maryland College and is a registered nurse, having graduated from the Nesbitt Memorial Hospital School ...

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Osenkarski, Borofski

Tanya Osenkarski and David Borofski were united in the sacrament of marriage on July 23, 2014, by officiate Sue Mcloud at a small seaside ceremony at the Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport, Maine. Ceremony music was performed by guitarist Brian Callaghan.The bride is the daughter of Paulette Ricketts and the late Gregory Pavlik, Duryea. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Barlik, Duryea, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Pavlik, Exeter.The groom is the so...

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The Jamiolkowskis

John and Sheila Jamiolkowski will celebrate their 15th anniversary on Sept. 4, 2014. They were married on Sept. 4, 1999, at St. Mary of the Maternity Church by the Rev. Alexander Kulik.Edward Bielecki was the best man and Lisa Stevens was the matron of honor.John is an employment specialist and Sheila is a substitute teacher.The couple has two children, John III, 10, and Erek, 9.They plan an anniversary celebration in Baltimore, their honeymoon dest...

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Volunteers sought for Youth Aid Panels

WILKES-BARRE — If you have the time and commitment, the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office is looking for people to volunteer for service on Youth Aid Panels to give first-time juvenile offenders a second chance.The panels located throughout the county divert youths from the court system and craft personal contracts that, when adhered to and completed after three months, leave the juveniles without a criminal record.

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Cecconi, Carsia

Joy Cecconi and Nick Carsia were united in marriage on June 20, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. The church service was officiated by Monsignor John J. Sempa.The bride is the daughter of John and Joyce Cecconi, Swoyersville. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Julia Cecconi, the late Paul Rayias and the late Tony and Mafalda Baldini.The groom is the son of Dominic and Mary Jane Carsia, Exeter. He is the grandson of the late Don and Alice Ca...

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Local college students buck national trend toward business degrees

Both nationally and locally, students have returned to colleges and university’s to start, continue or finish their degrees. But there’s a difference here: Area students have been favoring education degrees rather business, the top choice nationwide.The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reviewed national data and found that business has become the most popular field of study for all combined degrees. Their differences when you look at the four primary types of degr...

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The Pughs

Thomas and Christine Pugh, Hunlock Creek, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2014.The couple met at Penn State University, where Tom was an English major and Christine lived on Pugh Street in State College, Pennsylvania. After one date and Christine’s pick-up line to Tom regarding Life Savers, “Those will rot your teeth,” they decided to exchange vows at the Muhlenburg United Methodist Church, Hunlock Creek in 1964.Thomas served i...

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Expert answers questions about CHS class-action lawsuit

WILKES-BARRE — A security breach in Community Health System’s databases has resulted in 4.5 million patients being affected and a class-action lawsuit by five patients in Alabama that were affected.Based in Franklin, Tennessee, CHS owns or leases 206 hospitals in 29 states, including: Wilkes-Barre General Hospital; First Hospital in Kingston; Regional Hospital and Moses Taylor Hospital, both in Scranton; and Berwick Hospital and Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock....

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Telecom Pioneers visit Riverstreet Manor

The Wilkes-Barre Chapter of Verizon Telecom Pioneers recently distributed 122 place mats, handmade from greeting cards, to the residents at Riverstreet Manor Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre. Each resident received a place mat. The Pioneers is a nonprofit organization of retired and active members of Verizon Communications. At the manor, from left, first row, are Margaret Hockenbury and Margaret Tomascik, residents. Second row: Rosemary Gawat, Pioneer; Debra Toloczko, recreation professional, River...

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‘Labor’ has different meaning now

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can’t find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.The mismatch is reflected in an unemployment rate that, while down substantially since the end of the Great Recession, has remained the highest in the state for more than four years.

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Steve Flood’s estate is a tangled web

With his fiery battles against public corruption and vast property holdings, former Luzerne County controller Steve Flood was described as larger than life when he died three years ago.Not surprisingly, he left behind a behemoth estate sharing his wealth with people and institutions he treasured, never expecting his plans would be mired by the recession, litigation and his inability to work after suffering a stroke in 2007.

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Landon J. Cronauer

Landon James Cronauer, son of Brian and Colleen Cronauer, Hanover Township, is celebrating his seventh birthday today, Aug. 31. Landon is a grandson of Clarence and Roseanne Cronauer, Harveys Lake, and the late Richard and Marilyn Weida, Hanover Township. He has a brother, Ben, 10.

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Nora B. Hannon

Nora Bridget Hannon, daughter of Pat and Erin Hannon, Dallas, is celebrating her first birthday today, Aug. 31. Nora is a granddaughter of Irene Muldoon, Swoyersville; Jim Muldoon, Kingston; Mary Hannon, Ashley; and Pat Hannon, Kingston. She is a great-granddaughter of Alice Hillard, Westfir, Oregon.

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Charles J. Fell

Charles James Fell, son of Amanda and Charles Fell, Mountain Top, is celebrating his fourth birthday today, Aug. 31. C.J. is a grandson of Nancy Pitts, Pittston; the late James Pitts; and Janet Lord, Exeter. He is a great-grandson of William and Jean Searles, Duryea, and the late Charles and Blanche Dewald. C.J. has a sister, Mackenzie.

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