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edition of The Times Leaderfeatured three members ofthe first Challenger LittleLeague program from1991.Included was Billy Sukus, now33. Debra Myers of Kingston isBilly Sukus’ birth mother.
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lice R. Law, of Wyoming Ave-nue, Wyoming, died Thursdaymorning, April 28, 2011, at theMeadows Nursing and Rehabilita-tion Center, Dallas.She was born in Forty Fort and was a daughter of the late Isaac J.and Mary Curley Reynolds. Shegraduated from Forty Fort HighSchool and Wyoming SeminaryDean School of Business.Prior to her marriage, she wasemployedasasecretaryattheGrea-ter Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Com-merce.ShehadresidedinFortyFortuntil 1974, and then she moved to Wyoming. She was a member of Saint Anthony of Padua Church,Exeter.Preceding her in death are herhusband James B. Law Jr.; sister,Anne J. Reynolds; and brother, Jo-seph M. Reynolds.SurvivingarehernephewJosephM.ReynoldsJr.,Mountainside,N.J.;niece Marylou Beglin of Mountain-side, N.J.; stepdaughter, ElizabethM. Law, San Jose, Calif.; and step-son James B. Law III, Etters, Pa.
willbeheldat11a.m.SaturdayinSt.An-thony of Padua Church, MemorialAvenue, Exeter, with Fr. Joseph D.Sibilanoofficiating.Friendsandrel-ativesareaskedtogodirectlytothechurchfortheMass.Theinterment will be in Saint Ignatius Cemetery,Pringle. There will be no calling hours.Memorial contributions, if desir-ed,canbemadetothecharityofthedonor’s choice.Arrangements are entrusted totheHughB.Hughes&SonInc.,Fu-neral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave.,Forty Fort.
April 28, 2011
Mary Dia-manti, age 83,of Hanover Township,died Thursday,April 28, 2011at HamptonHouse, Hanov-er Township.BorninAsh-ley, Mary was a daughter of thelate Benjamin and Helen AlexaKarboski.She liked music and enjoyedparticipating in many activities attheHamptonHouse.Sheespecial-ly enjoyed joking with the staff atHamptonHouse,whowerealways very caring and compassionate to- ward Mary.Mary was a member of HolyFamily Church, Sugar Notch.Precedingherindeath,inadditiontoherparents,wereherhusband,Pe-terDiamanti;son,OrlandoPeterDia-manti; brothers, Tony and BenjaminKarboski; and sisters, Loretta Kar-boski and Regina Garzilla.Surviving are sisters, Helen Kol-bicka and Jeanette Karboski, both of Ashley; and numerous nieces; neph-ews;great-niecesandgreat-nephews.
willbeheldat10a.m. Saturday from the Harold C.Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc.,420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Dea-con John O’Connor will officiate. In-terment will be made in St. Mary’sCemetery, Hanover Township.Friends may call from 9 a.m. untiltime of services at the funeral homeSaturday.
April 28, 2011EDINBORO — Some Pennsyl- vania universities should consid-er drilling for natural gas belowcampus to help solve their finan-cial problems, Gov. Tom Corbettsaid Thursday. The Erie Times-News report-ed that Corbett made the sug-gestion during an appearance ata meeting of thePennsylvania As-sociation of Coun-cils of Trustees atEdinboroUniversi-ty.Corbett said sixof the 14 campuses in the Penn-sylvania State System of HigherEducation are located on theMarcellus Shale formation, partof a vast region of undergroundnatural gas deposits that are cur-rently being explored and ex-tracted. The Republican governor’sproposed budget for the fiscal year that starts in July would cut$2 billion from education and re-duceaidtocollegesanduniversi-ties by 50 percent. The newspa-per said Corbett emphasized thecuts are only proposals and thatfunding for education couldchange as he negotiates the bud-get with state lawmakers. The Marcellus Shale forma-tion lies primarily beneath Penn-sylvania, New York, West Virgin-ia and Ohio; Pennsylvania, how-ever, is the center of activity, with more than 2,000 wellsdrilledinthepastthreeyearsandmany thousands more planned.Drilling for gas in deep shaledeposits is emerging as a majornew source of energy that sup-porterssayishomegrown,cheapand friendlier environmentallythan coal or oil.But shale drilling requires in- jecting huge volumes of waterunderground to help shatter therock — a process called hydrau-licfracturing.Someofthatwaterreturns to the surface, in addi-tion to the gas, in the form of ul-tra-salty brine tainted with met-als like barium and strontium,trace radioactivity and smallamounts of toxic chemicals in- jected by the drilling companies.Most big gas states requiredrillers to dump their wastewa-ter into deep shafts drilled intothe earth to prevent it from con-taminating surface water. Al-though it has moved to limit it,Pennsylvania still allows hun-dredsofmillionsofgallonsofthepartially treated drilling waste- water to be discharged into riv-ers from which communitiesdraw drinking water.
Corbett says colleges could drill for cash
Six of the 14 state campusesin Pennsylvania are located onMarcellus Shale formation.
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AVELLA, Pa. — Two work-ers injured in a fiery explosionduring testing at a natural gas-drilling site in southwesternPennsylvania are suing thedrilling firm and two subcon-tractors. The Observer-Reporter in Washington, Pa. says 50-year-old Richard Lancaster, of Sar-dis, Ohio, and 36-year-oldFrank Lancaster, of New Mar-tinsville, W.Va. filed the suit inthe Circuit Court of KanawhaCounty, W.Va. The men were working for atrucking firm that is not being sued, and are blaming Chesa-peake Appalachia for the fire atthe well near Avella, about 25miles west of Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Depart-ment of Environmental Protec-tion has said the driller failedto properly manage flammablebyproducts before the Feb. 23fire in which five 500-barrelstorage tanks of the liquid con-densate ignited, but has yet tosay if fines are warranted.A Chesapeake spokeswomandeclined comment.
Two workers sue drilling firm
The employees of a truckingfirm were injured in explosionduring testing at gas site.
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylva-nia’stopstatesenatorsaysit’llbedifficult to find a majority of law-makers to vote for deep budgetcuts if the state does not also re-quirecompaniesdrillingforMar-cellus Shale natural gas to pay atax or fee.Senate President Pro TemporeJoeScarnatimadethecomments Thursday while describing de-tails of a bill he’s writing to col-lect fees on Marcellus Shale wells. The Jefferson County Republi-cansaystherearestrongfeelingsabout the issue in the Legisla-ture. Lawmakers have intro-duced about a half-dozen bills al-ready to require the drillers topay a tax or a fee.Gov.TomCorbettisproposing to fill a $4 billion project deficit withoutraisingtaxesandsaysheopposes a severance tax on drill-ers,butnotnecessarilyalocalim-pact fee.
Votes for drill fee, budget cuts linked
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– Citypolice reported the following:• Amanda Noll of GarnetLane said Thursday that some-one withdrew $503 from herstate debit card and that herpassword to use the card waschanged. Noll said on April 20she left her purse in a vehicle with a man known to her as“Joe.” The next day she noticedmultiple denial fees on her cardand an unauthorized withdraw-al.• Christine Myers of ReeseStreet said Wednesday that she was struck in the face by Va-nessa Gamble of Hazle Avenue while at a friend’s residence onBlackman Street. Myers saidshe sought medical treatmentand was treated and released.Gamble was charged with ha-rassment.• Mark Stritzinger of HighStreet, Plymouth, was takeninto custody Thursday for alleg-edly stealing three pairs of blue jeans valued at $90 from Bos-cov’s on South Main Street,police said. A store employeesaid she observed Stritzingerleave with the jeans through atruck delivery entrance. He waslater apprehended by police, who said Stritzinger was in-toxicated. He was charged withpublic drunkenness, and thestore will prosecute him for thealleged thefts, police said.• Police said they arrested Thomas Sosa, 21, of SouthHancock Street, on evidence of drunken driving after investigat-ing a hit-and-run crash in thearea of Lehigh Street and IvyLane at 12:20 a.m. Thursday.Sosa was spotted driving a vehicle without a front bumperon Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. He was pursued by police to SouthHancock Street, where he stop-ped.Police said Sosa was given abreath test. Charges of driving under the influence, accidentsinvolving unattended vehicleand driving the wrong directionon a one-way street will be filedagainst Sosa, police said.• A man armed with a hand-gun robbed the Turkey Hill onHazle Avenue late Tuesdaynight. Police said the man en-tered the store around 11:30p.m. and demanded money. Thearmed man fled the store withan undetermined amount of cash.• Police said they arrestedJennifer Navarro, 20, of WestAcademy Street, on evidence of drunken driving after she wasstopped traveling the wrong direction on South WashingtonStreet, a one-way street, early Wednesday morning.A passenger in Navarro’s vehicle, Jennifer Alneida, 19, of South Welles Street, was cited with underage drinking, policesaid.• Police said windows weresmashed on three vehicles onGeorge Avenue early Wednes-day morning.• Chairs and a table werestolen from a porch at 69 S.Hancock St. Tuesday night.• Police charged AntoinetteVirginia Evans, 20, with simpleassault and harassment andJavan Thomas, 32, with harass-ment after a disturbance at 324Parkview Circle on Tuesday.Police said Evans struck Tho-mas in the head with a glassashtray, and Evans claimed Thomas struck her.• Police said Lori Dopko, 33,of Plymouth, was cited withpublic drunkenness when she was allegedly found intoxicatedin the area of Carey Avenue andOak Street at 5:20 p.m. Tues-day.• Police said Chris Correll of East Northampton Street re-ported Wednesday afternoonthat a passenger-side windowon his vehicle was smashed toget inside and a stereo, a Siriussatellite radio and speakers were stolen. The total cost of the damage and loss was notavailable.
– Townshippolice said they charged JaredLee Beretsky, 28, of WallerStreet, Wilkes-Barre, on Tues-day with retail theft after aninvestigation of a theft at the Wine and Spirits, Sans SouciParkway, in December.
– Townshippolice reported the following:• Police said an Emglo paintcompressor was stolen from thepaint trade area at Keystone JobCorp.• A residence on South Old Turnpike Road was struck by yellow paintballs on April 20.• Police said money and a watch was missing from a roomat a personal care facility. Theresident discovered the theftupon return to the facility aftera hospital stay.• Police said they chargedElvis Saracinaj, 18, of Joy Lane, with criminal mischief for alleg-edly smashing a windshieldnear Carmen’s County Inn onFreedom Road on Saturday.• Several tires on a Bobcatloader and a construction truck were punctured on RiccardiDrive.• A vehicle owned by BrianEroh, of Drums, was struck byanother vehicle that sped awayafter the crash in the parking lot of Dano’s Pub on SouthHunter Highway on Monday.• A resident of St. John’sRoad reported that the pas-senger-side window of his pick-up truck was shot out while it was parked in front of his resi-dence Friday between 7 p.m.and 8 p.m.
– A Scran-ton man charged with sexuallyassaulting a then-9-year-oldgirl was sentenced Thursdayto seven to14 years in stateprison.Mark Juice, 29, of NorthMain Street, was sentenced ona single count of aggravatedindecent assault of a child byLuzerne County Judge DavidLupas. Juice pleaded no con-test to the charge in October.Lupas said Juice must regis-ter his address under Megan’sLaw for his entire life andundergo a mental health eval-uation.He is to have no contact with the victim in the case orany other minors or placesthey frequent.According to court papers,on Nov. 8, 2009, police weredispatched to a Pittston homefor the report of a girl being sexually assaulted. The girlsaid the assaults occurredbetween July 2007 and Novem-ber 2009.
– A Larks- ville man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting a juve-nile male and taking money.Alan M. Kocher, 20, of PackStreet, pleaded guilty to onecount each of robbery andsimple assault before LuzerneCounty Judge Chester Mu-roski.
- An indecentexposure charge against Wil-liam Marvin Altman, 57, of Waldorf, Md., was dismissedduring a preliminary hearing before District Judge DianaMalast on Thursday.State police gaming enforce-ment unit had charged Altman with exposing himself to anemployee at Mohegan Sun atPocono Downs casino on Feb.25, according to the criminalcomplaint.
– A man accusedby Avoca police of loitering outside an occupied housepleaded guilty during a prelim-inary hearing before DistrictJudge Fred Pierantoni on Thursday.John Kachinsky, 43, of Pitt-ston, pleaded guilty to loiter-ing and prowling at night.Police withdrew charges of flight to avoid apprehensionand defiant trespass againstKachinsky.Police charged Kachinskyafter he was spotted looking into an occupied house in the800 block of North Main Streeton April15, according to thecriminal complaint.Kachinsky told police he was looking for a place toingest bath salts.
n Asian elephant calf born at the Oklahoma City Zootwo weeks ago walks with her mother, Asha, a16-year old Asian elephant, Thursday.