Coughlin High School announces Honor Roll

James M. Coughlin High SchoolJames M. Coughlin High School recently announced the Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

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Dunmore-based First National Community Bank released from federal consent order

DUNMORE — First National Community Bank was released Wednesday from a federal consent order issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.The 42-page order, issued in September 2010, was a result of an extensive review of the Dunmore-based financial institution. The order defined 21 articles the community bank had to address which included a capital plan to handle property acquisitions, develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Bank...

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Arbitrator’s ruling awards state police Trooper Carrie Gula in excess of $100,000 in back pay

An arbitrator ruled Trooper Carrie Ann Gula was not shown just cause in her termination from the Pennsylvania State Police and will be paid in full for the 21 months she was booted from the force.According to the report obtained by the Times Leader, Timothy Tietze, an arbitrator from Exton, determined the commonwealth did not have “clear and convincing” evidence to counter the union grievance filed by the West Pittston native against the PSP.The ruling was is...

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Back Mountain Business Expo seeking vendors for April 14 event at Misericordia University

DALLAS —Organizers of the sixth annual Back Mountain Business Expo are seeking vendors for this year’s event to be held April 14 at Misericordia University.The Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo has grown every year since its inception in 2010. The event gives local businesses throughout the Wyoming Valley an opportunity to talk with attendees, explaining products and services.“The expo showcases products and services including jewe...

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5K race to benefit Wyoming Valley Children’s Association

Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre is holding a 5K run and walk carnival to benefit the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Children younger than 10 are free, but must be accompanied by an adult. Participants can pre-register for $15 by March 28 by contacting Helia Hosseinpour at 570-472-7299 or heliah11@yahoo.com. Event organizers, from left, first row, are Pavel...

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JonPaul M. Graziano

JonPaul Matthew Daniel Graziano, son of Miranda Stebbins and Matthew Graziano, Hanover Township, is celebrating his first birthday today, March 28. JonPaul is a grandson of Paul Stebbins, Glen Lyon, Newport Township. He is a great-grandson of Irene Stebbins and the late Kenneth Stebbins and the late Frank and Laura Magazzi, all of Danbury, Connecticut. J.P. has two brothers, Isaiah, 17, and Antonio, 3, and a sister, Alexus, 11.

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Madison R. Maciejczak

Madison Riley Maciejczak, daughter of Jason and Melanie Maciejczak, is celebrating her fourth birthday today, March 28. Madison is a granddaughter of John Borish, Dallas, and Wayne and Linda Dietrick, Swoyersville. She has two brothers, Chase, 24 months, and Eric, 2 weeks.

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Julia F. Shotto

Julia Francesca Shotto, daughter of Mike and Angela Shotto, Wilkes-Barre, is celebrating her fourth birthday today, March 28. Julia is a granddaughter of Lowell Cragle, Shickshinny; Barbara Mascali, Hackettstown, New Jersey; and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shotto, Olyphant. She has a sister, Ashley, and a brother, Mikey.

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Mackenzie P. Reese

Mackenzie Priscilla Reese, daughter of Amanda Perschau, West Pittston, and Mark Reese Jr., Inkerman, celebrated her sixth birthday March 24. Mackenzie is a granddaughter of Gayle and Robert Perschau Jr., Dallas, and Colleen and Mark Reese Sr., Harding. She is a great-granddaughter of Robert Perschau Sr., Kingston; Ruth Reese, West Pittston; Elmer Reese, Pittston; the late Patricia Sweeney Perschau; the late Priscilla Perry Lavallee; William Booth Sr.; and Ed and Audrey Avery. Mackenzie has a ...

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Rabbi and pastor share experiences

The Rev. Dr. Bob Zanicky, pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre, recently spoke at a Friday evening service at Temple B’nai B’rith in Kingston. The following Sunday morning Rabbi Roger Lerner from Temple B’nai B’rith spoke at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre. Both communities enjoyed this sharing experience. From left, are Lerner and Zanicky.

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