Legault, Sassaman

John Legault and Jennifer Sampsell Sassaman, Mountain Top, would like to announce their engagement.John is the son of the late Florence Darragh Legault and John Legault.Jennifer is the daughter of Sonja Sampsell, Selinsgrove, and the late George Sampsell Jr.John is a 1976 graduate of Crestwood High School, a 1998 graduate of Luzerne County Community College, a 2000 graduate of Misericordia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work, and a 2001 gr...

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The Johnses

Ann Lorraine and Milton Engler Johns are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 21, 1964, in St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston.Eleanor Antonello was the maid of honor and Michael Cummings was the best man.Ann Lorraine is the daughter of the late Anna and Miller Antonello, Pittston.Milton is the son of the late Martha and George Johns, Pittston.They are the parents of three children, Milton Christopher and his wife She...

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Can Luzerne County afford homestead tax break?

Luzerne County Council faces an interesting philosophical question: Should a tax break for half of the 166,000 taxable properties continue if it means the rest will pay more?The issue has come up because doing away with a county tax break on 86,300 owner-occupied residences is one option that would instantly generate $4.7 million, or more than the $4.5 million needed to cancel a proposed 4-percent tax hike next year. At this point, a majority of the 11 council members appear unwill...

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A mutual benefit

When Andrew Ebbett turned pro eight years ago, he benefited from playing on lines anchored by veteran players.During his rookie season in Binghamton, Ebbett skated with 7-year veteran Jeff Hereema. The next year in Portland, it was Jason King.And two seasons later, at the age of 25, Ebbett was in the NHL centering a line with Teemu Selanne.Now in his ninth pro season, Ebbett, 31, finds himself being the veteran guy that the Penguins rookies hope to skate with....

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The Boguskos

Margaret and Aloysius Bogusko, Wilkes-Barre Township, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19, 2014. They were married at St. Mary of the Maternity Church, Wilkes-Barre, now known as Our Lady of Hope Parish. Monsignor W. Losienieski performed the ceremony.They are the parents of four daughters, Anita Sirak, Andrea Yorkonis, Margo Lukacinsky and Judy Katra and their sons-in-law.Their grandchildren are April Yorkonis Fernandes and her husband Dave, Aaron Yorko...

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Report card: PSU falls flat at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — With little help from the offense and a meltdown on specials teams, Penn State’s defense couldn’t come up with the late stop it needed.Illinois booted a 36-yard field goal in the final seconds to upset Penn State 16-14 on Saturday. The Illini drove from their own 30-yard line with time winding down for the win.It was just the third time Illinois won a Big Ten game in three years under coach Tim Beckman.Here’s a glance ...

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Chidsey, Hohol

Sarah L. Hohol and Richard A. Chidsey, together with their families, are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Denise and Emil Calomino, Kingston, Pennsylvania, and Larry and Alice Hohol, Deland, Florida. She is the granddaughter of Anthony and Margaret Foglietta, Luzerne; Dorthy Moore, North Port, Florida; Veronica Hohol, Kingston; Carol Calomino, Dunmore; the late Emil Hohol, Kingston; and the late Emil Calomino, Dunmore.

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Little Sister of the Poor Sister Theresa Michel celebrated her 50th Jubilee of Perpetual Vows on Oct. 15. The Little Sisters marked the occasion with a Mass in the chapel of Holy Family Residence celebrated by the Rev. E. Francis Kelly, chaplain. During the Mass, the sisters and members of the Association Jeanne Jugan, a lay apostate of the Little Sisters, united their voices and sang many of Michel’s favorite hymns. Following the Mass, the residents, sisters, and employees surprised Mi...

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Charneski, Sheply

Melissa Charneski and Mark Sheply, together with their families, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bernard Charneski, Kingston, and Janet Charneski, Larksville. She is a granddaughter of the late Anthony and Margaret Charneski, Kingston, and Annamae Chergoski and the late Michael Chergoski, Edwardsville.The prospective groom is the son of Mary Sheply and the late Carl Sheply, Pringle. He is the grandson of the late Edwa...

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Friberg, Warner

Melissa Friberg and Jason Warner, together with their parents, are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.Melissa, 28, is a 2005 graduate of Wyoming Area High School and currently works as a microbiologist at The Lion Brewery, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.Jason, also 28, is a 2005 graduate of Abington Heights High School and is currently employed as a mobile therapist for NHS, Carbondale, Pennsylvania.The bride-to-be is the daughter of George...

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