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Births

Nesbitt Women’s and Children’s Center at Wilkes-Barre General HospitalButts, Jessica Denise, Forty Fort, a daughter, Nov. 22.Jackson, Rebecca and Randise Pryor, Edwardsville, a daughter, Nov. 23.Yanchick, Lisa and Dustin Galli, Forty Fort, a daughter, Nov. 24.Letteer, Lauren and Matthew Lamoreaux, Swoyer...

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No tax increase in Laflin budget

LAFLIN — The borough council members passed a final 2015 budget at a special meeting Saturday that will balance general fund revenues and expenses at $833,990.Councilmen Paul Benderavich, Patrick Gilhooley, Thomas Parry and Carl Yastremski voted in favor of the budget. Councilman Glen Gubitose was absent.Borough real estate taxes will remain at 1.8476 mills, with no increase from 2014. The Earned Income Tax (EIT) will also remain at 1 percent.A mill is $...

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Iorio, Mallow

Amy Lynn Iorio and Bradley Vincent Mallow were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in a private ceremony in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The ceremony was officiated by the groom’s brother, Brian Mallow.The bride is the daughter of Lynn Havens, Swoyersville, and step-daughter of Kevin Havens, Kingston. She is the granddaughter of the late James and Jean Siracuse, Swoyersville.The groom is the son of Vincent Mallow and Laurie Miller, Hamburg. He is the grandson ...

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Making the Team

Throughout their careers, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin players had to prove themselves at various levels and tryout for a team or two. Not every tryout went their way and the experience often provided a learning lesson that would be applied throughout their careers. Each week we’ll ask a Penguin player to look back at some of their tryouts over the years and what they learned from the experience.Player: Nick D’AgostinoAge:...

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Plymouth man to serve state and county time on drug charges

WILKES-BARRE — A Plymouth man arrested in June for selling drugs while awaiting trial on charges of selling drugs was sentenced twice Friday by two different judges.Ishmael Bangura, 26, received a sentence of 11 to 23 months in Luzerne County Correctional Facility on drug charges from 2013, and a consecutive sentence of one year to 28 months in state prison for offenses committed while released on bail in 2014, court documents indicate.Judge Michael T. Vough handed...

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Hudzinski, Odell

Alison Rose Odell and Donald David Hudzinski Jr. were united in the sacrament of holy matrimony Aug. 16, 2014, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont, by the Rev. Joseph Verespy and assisted by the Rev. Richard Polmounter.The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Christine Odell, Dupont. She is the granddaughter of Joan Odell, Pittston Township, and the late Allison Odell and Edward and Dolores Twardowski.The groom is the son of Donald and Kathleen Hudzinski, Pittston Town...

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Zeroing In: Do clothes make the man — or, in Luzerne County, the defendant?

At long last, Hugo Selenski’s trial will begin Jan. 5, maybe. There have been so many false starts since 2006 that it’s hard to know for sure.A reported 200 potential jurors will be screened to sit in judgment of the man charged in connection with killing a local pharmacist and his girlfriend and then burying them in his backyard.If you really want to be selected for what promises to be one of the most sensational trials ever held in this county, whatever you...

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Fadden, Bukoski

Amanda Bukoski and Joshua Fadden were united in marriage, Sunday, May 25, 2014, at The Barn at Boones Dam in Bloomsburg by Pastor Chuck Chamberlain.The bride is the daughter of Christine James and Ronald Bukoski, both of Nanticoke. She is the granddaughter of Carl and Dorothy Garavaglia, Barbara Bukoski and the late Paul Bukoski, all of Nanticoke.The groom is the son of Robert and Cherly Fadden, Conyngham. He is the grandson of the late Cecil and Catherine Neefe, Latimer...

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Jula, O’Hop

Kelly Gene O’Hop and Nicholas Vincent Jula III, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Karen and Eugene O’Hop Jr., Wyoming. She is the granddaughter of Helen O’Hop and the late Eugene O’Hop Sr., Avoca, and the late Eleanor and Michael Thorek.The prospective groom is the son of Theresa Jula and John Molinaro, Dunmore.The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Dallas Sen...

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Behlke, Choate

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Choate, Menomenee Falls, Wisconsin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Marie, to George Tyler Behlke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Behlke, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Fred and Kaye Kasper, Iowa City, Iowa, and Lois Choate and the late Edwin Choate.Dr. Choate is a 2007 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University ...

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