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Insurance exec

set for WVIA show

Lisa Caputo, executive vice president of marketing and communications for The Travelers Companies Inc., will be the featured guest on the sixth season premiere of “Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal” on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

Caputo, a Northeast Pennsylvania native living and working for several years in New York, is perhaps best known nationally for her years as deputy assistant to the president and press secretary to first lady Hillary Clinton. She was senior advisor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008.

Caputo has occupied senior executive positions on Wall Street and in the media and entertainment industry at The Travelers Companies Inc., Citigroup, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the CBS Corp. She is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary in Kingston and is the daughter of U.S. District Judge and Mrs. A. Richard Caputo

The “Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal” series airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV with encores airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. It also airs as a 30-minute program Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on WVIA FM.


Former Crestwood

coach is charged

A former Crestwood High School football coach has been charged with having inappropriate contact with a minor.

State police in Hazleton charged Jason Richard Lyman, 33, of White Haven, with unlawful communication with a minor, indecent assault and corruption of minors on Wednesday.

Police allege Lyman engaged in online messaging of a female suggesting sexual scenarios and touched the girl on her buttocks.

Lyman was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Sept. 18 before District Judge Ronald Swank.

Lyman graduated from Crestwood in the late 1990s and had played football at the school while a student there.


GOP Organization

to meet Sept. 19

The Plymouth Borough Republican Organization will meet Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Happy Pizza, West Main Street.

All elected judges, inspectors and committee people are urged to attend, and all Republicans are welcome.

For more information, contact Donna Yanelavage, chairwoman, at 779-1739.


Diocese Annual

Appeal to begin

The 2013 Diocese of Scranton Annual Appeal begins this weekend. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Serve with Love,” a challenge given to Catholics by Pope Francis in his inaugural homily.

The goal for the 2013 Appeal is $5.55 million. The 2012 campaign, which had the same goal, received pledges totaling $5,581,878 from 33,198 donors. This was the second highest amount raised in the history of the Appeal.

Contributors provide the means for the diocese to continue a wide range of ministries and programs that have a positive impact on people throughout northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.

The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, has appointed clergy and laypersons to serve as regional chairs for the 2013 Appeal. The regional chairs in Luzerne County are the Rev. James J. Paisley and Jack and Cece McCarthy.

More information on the Annual Appeal can be found at www.annualappeal.org or by calling the diocese development office at 570-207-2250.


DUI checkpoint

set for weekend

The Luzerne County DUI Checkpoint Program has announced that there will be a DUI Checkpoint this weekend in Wright Township.

Motorists are advised to stay safe and plan ahead or risk learning firsthand the meaning of “DUI — You Can’t Afford It!”

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