Citgo sign stolen from convenience store in Plains Township

PLAINS TWP. — Township police released a surveillance picture of a man who allegedly stole a Citgo sign from Donna’s Convenience Store on South River Street on Aug. 18.Police said the man exited the store after purchasing items and then put a Citgo sign inside his vehicle and drove away. The vehicle is a maroon, two-door S-10 Chevrolet Blazer with primer on the rear driver’s side.Estimated value of the sign is $800 to $1,000, police said.Anyo...

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COUGHLIN HIGH SCHOOLClass of 1959 will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the home of Charles and Frances Romanowski, 7 Magnolia Road, Mountain Top. All class members and spouses are invited. Invitations for the 55th anniversary reunion to be held on Oct. 11 at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center were mailed and classmates are reminded to make reservations.CRESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOLClass of 1964...

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Hazleton Standard-Speaker newspaper employee charged with theft

HAZLETON — A Hazleton Standard-Speaker newspaper employee has been charged with stealing more than $38,000 from the Times-Shamrock company.Alyssa Lee Mehalshick, 27, of Pilot Point, Hazle Township, must appear before District Judge Joseph Zola in Hazleton for an arraignment and preliminary hearing on Sept. 10 to enter a plea to charges of theft, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received and receiving stolen property.According to a criminal com...

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In Brief

FREELAND: MMI Preparatory School is holding orientation from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. New students will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and learn about the academic and athletic resources offered at the school. Dress is casual.Parents are welcome to join their children for a continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m. Parents will have the opportunity to meet members of the administration, teachers and coaches. Bus transportation will not be provided...

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Thursday, Aug. 21PLYMOUTH: Plymouth Shawnee Senior Citizens, noon, at the First Welsh Baptist Church. Hostesses are Shirley Thomas and Dorothy Flynn. Members are reminded to bring two “dirty bingo” gifts per person. Daisy Hughes is in charge of game time. The Rev. Anita J. Ambrose will lead the group.

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Dallas Middle School student supports animal shelter

Audrey Aristeo, an eighth-grade student at Dallas Middle School, recently held a book sale. She wrote the book in seventh grade as part of National Novel Writing Month, a national writing competition that takes place every November. Aristeo’s book is entitled ‘Sacred To Me’ and involves the themes of good and evil and love and redemption in a fantasy setting. Dan Flynn, science teacher, managed the sale. The books were made available by pre-order to all interested students a...

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Samuel A. Bellanca

Samuel Anthony Bellanca, son of Sam and Lisa Bellanca, is celebrating his eighth birthday today, Aug. 21. Samuel is a grandson of Robert and Mary Ann Bellanca and Ron and Diane Breznay. He has a sister, Sophia, 4.

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Avery M. Endres

Avery Marie Endres, daughter of Eric and Kristin Endres, Pittston Township, is celebrating her second birthday today, Aug. 21. Avery Marie is a granddaughter of Marie Santone, Pittston Township; Joseph Santone, Bristol; and Russell and Judith Endres, West Pittston.

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Anna R. Vitali

Anna Rose Vitali, daughter of Raymond and Tracy Vitali, Parsons, is celebrating her sixth birthday today, Aug. 21. Anna is a granddaughter of Carl and Louise Majeski, Hudson, and Raymond R. and Dorothy Vitali, Parsons. She has three brothers, Dante, 12, Garrett, 10, and Raymond, 4.

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Makeinzy L. Backley

Makeinzy Lee Backley, daughter of Robin Backley and Eric Karvaski, Plymouth, is celebrating her seventh birthday today, Aug. 21. Makeinzy is a granddaughter of Tracy Backley and the late Charles Backley, Sheatown, and Cathy Hower, Ashley. She is a great-granddaughter of Nancy Gist, Sheatown. Makeinzy has two sisters, Zoey, 5, and Hailey, 3, and a brother, C.J., 1.

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