thefuneralwhichwillbeconductedon Monday, February 27, 2012 at9:30 a.m. from the Wroblewski Fu-neral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by aMass of Christian Burial to be cele-brated at 10 a.m. in Holy TrinityChurch, 116 Hughes Street,Swoyersville, with the Reverend Jo-seph J. Pisaneschi, his pastor, offi-ciating.Interment with the Rite of Com-mittal will follow in Saint Mary’sCemetery, Swoyersville, where Mil-itaryHonorswillbeaccordedbytheUnited States Army.Family and friends are invited tocall on Sunday, February 26, 2012from5to8p.m.atthefuneralhome.For additional information or tosend the family of Mr. Joseph JohnKoschellaanonlinemessageofcon-dolence, you may visit the funeralhome web-site www.wroblewski-funeralhome.com.In lieu of flowers, memorial con-tributions may be made in Joseph’smemory to Hospice CommunityCare, 601 Wyoming Avenue, King-ston, PA18704.
Joseph John Koschella
February 22, 2012
enry R. Manarski, 86, of Hud-son, passed away in peace withhisfamilyathissideonFebruary22,2012.Henry was born in Plains on Feb-ruary27,1925.Hewasthesonofthelate Frank and Stella (Senderovicz)Mlynarski. He was a graduate of PlainsMemorialHighSchool,classof 1943. Henry was drafted by theU.S. Army after high school andfought in Europe during World WarII as a member of the 127th A.A.A.Gun Battalion. After the war he set-tled in Plains and married the for-mer Leona Considine of Hudson in1953.Henry was active in local politicsformuchofhislife,havingserved22 years on the school boards of bothPlains and Wilkes-Barre Area, and wasalsoactiveinmanyotherpoliti-cal organizations in Plains through-out his life. Henry was a member of the Plains American Legion Post558 for over 60 years. He was em-ployed for many years in the Asses-sors Office of the Luzerne CountyCourthouse. Henry enjoyed a long retirement and always cherishedthe time he was able to spend withhis five grandchildren.He was a life-long member of theformer St. Joseph Church, Hudsonand a current member of Ss. Peterand Paul Church, Plains.Hewasprecededindeathbyasis-ter, Natalie Pliscott of Exeter.In addition to his wife, Leona,Henryissurvivedbydaughters,Ka-ren Caffrey and her husband, Jo-seph, Hudson; Debra Manarski,Hudson; son, Mark Manarski, andhis wife, Virginia, Plains; andgrandchildren, Caitlin, Matthew,Joseph, Erica and Benjamin. Alsosurvivingarebrothers,AlbertMly-narski of Manville, N.J., and Ed- ward Manarski of Swoyersville.
will be con-ducted on Monday at 9 a.m.from the Mark V. Yanaitis FuneralHome, 55 Stark Street, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial inSs. Peter and Paul Church, Plains.IntermentwillfollowinSt.JosephCemetery, Hudson. Friends maycall Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial do-nations may be given to Alzheim-er’s Association, 57 N. FranklinStreet, Wilkes-Barre, PA18701.Condolences or directionsmay be accessed atwww.yanaitis-funeralhome.com.
Henry R. Manarski
February 22, 2012
osephP.Schmieg,79,formerlyof ExeterandaresidentoftheTim-ber Ridge Nursing facility, Plains Township, passed away WednesdayFebruary 22, 2012 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center af-ter a brief illness.HewasborninExeter,onDecem-ber 8, 1932, and was the son of thelate Louis and Margaret KaiserSchmieg.He was a member of ImmaculateConception Church, West Pittston,a graduate of the former St. Mary’sHigh School, Scranton and a 1959graduate of Wilkes University. Joe wasaStaffSergeantwiththeUnitedStates Air Force serving during theKorean War. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a caseworker forthe Department of Public Welfare.Joe was a member of the PlainsAmerican Legion Post 558, Plains.Inadditiontohisparents,hewaspreceded in death by a nephew,Sean J. Pace, and brother-in-law,Harry J. Pace Sr.Heissurvivedbyhissister,MaryMargaret Pace of Exeter; nieces,Cathy Morgan and her husband,Chuck, and their sons, Chucky andColby, of Moosic; Margie Pace of Exeter; Patty Pace of Exeter; neph-ew Harry J. Pace of Exeter, also thefamily pets, Happy, Charger andMulatto.
service will beheldSaturday,February25,atnoon at Kiesinger Funeral ServicesInc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.Friends may call for visitation from11:30 a.m. until time of service.Onlinecondolencesmaybemadeto www.kiesingerfuneralservices-.com.
Joseph P. Schmieg
February 22, 2012
ogi W. Krywokulski, 96, of Al-toona, passed away ThursdayFebruary23,2012attheGoldenLiv-ing Center, Wilkes-Barre.He was born in Altoona, on No- vember18,1915 and was the son of the late Alex and Carrie Krywokul-ski.Logi was a member of the Ukrai-nian Church, Altoona, Pa. He at-tended Altoona schools and was re-tired as an electrician for the Penn-sylvania Railroad, Juniata, Pa.Inadditiontohisparents,hewaspreceded in death by his son Ste-phenandhisdaughterKayeWytiaz,and his brothers, Nick and CharlesKrywokulski.Logi is survived by his wife of over 71years, the former Annabelle(Garman) Krywokulski; his daugh-ters, Nancy Munski and her hus-band, Thomas, of Avoca, and Ma-ryann McGill and husband James,of Langhorne, Pa.; son-in-law, Char-les Wytiaz, of Pittsburgh; 13 grand-children; six great-grandchildren,and several nieces and nephews.
will be held atthe convenience of the family.Funeral arrangements have beenentrusted to Kiesinger Funeral Ser- vices Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Du-ryea.Onlinecondolencesmaybemadeto www.kiesingerfuneralservices-.com.
Logi W. Krywokulski
February 23, 2012ASHLEY – Borough council voted on Thursday to solicitbids for a new dump truck forthe street department.Councilman Joe Gorman vot-ed yes but stated he had reser- vations about proceeding withan actual vehicle purchase untilthe borough had an opportunityto review actual 2012 tax re-ceipts.“I’d feel more comfortableholding off until we actuallyknow where we stand,” saidGorman. “And maybe if we waituntil later in the year, we canget a better deal when plowtrucks are in less demand.”In another matter, boroughSolicitor Bill Vinsko announcedthe properties at 70 N. Main St.and 55-57 N. Main St. will beoffered for sale at minimum bidamounts of $2,000 and $40,000,respectively. The bids must be in by March3.Council members also an-nounced they’re seeking imme-diate bids for repairs to a storm-damaged manhole drain on Cul- vert Street that is spewing rawsewage into nearby SolomonCreek.Council President Jim Mullinsaid the bid process will be overtoday and work will begin assoon as possible to correct thedamaged storm drain and stopthe sewage leak.
Bids for new truck are sought
One councilmen says he’drather wait until year’srevenue picture is clearer.
Times Leader Correspondent
The next council meeting is March13 at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Fire-man’s Park.
New Turkey Hill opens in Plains Twp.
PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER
Minit Markets store opened Thursday morning at16 S. Main St.,Plains Township The 4,000 square-foot store, which will employ 30 people, replaces Tur-key Hill’s original location in Plains at15 Maffett St. The new 24-hour store features12 fill-ing stations for gasoline, grocery products and a grab-and-go menu from the Real TimeCafé. Grand opening festivities continue with radio remotes on March 2 from 4 p.m. to 6p.m. and March 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
–StatepolicechargedMichaelMokshefskiJr.,27,ofBlakeslee,withaggravatedassaultandsaidhedraggedapoliceofficerwithhispickuptruckonRidgeStreetonThurs-dayafternoon.OfficerMatthewWilliamswasflownbyhelicoptertoGeisinger WyomingValleyMedicalCenter,PlainsTownship,wherehewastreatedforheadinjuriesandreleased.Around3p.m.WilliamswasinterviewingMokshefskiinhisJeepComanchewhileinvestigat-ingadisturbanceonRidgeStreetandaskedthedrivertoturnofftheignition,statepolicesaid.WhenWilliamsreachedinandtriedtoturnofftheignition,Mokshefskidroveaway,drag-gingtheofficerapproximately100feetbeforehefelloffandstruckhishead,statepolicesaid.MokshefskiwasapprehendednearEffort,wherehegotoutof hisJeepandfledintoawoodedareaalongstateRoute940,policesaid.
–Citypo-licereportedthefollowing:•OfficerscitedRichardWren,ofWilkes-Barre,withharass-mentafterChristineFerrisre-portedhepushedherintoawallandstruckherinthefaceinsideaSouthGrantStreetresidenceonTuesday.•KathleenLoftusreported Wednesdayawindowwassmashedonhervehiclewhileit wasparkedonJosephLane.•KeithPutnam,ofSouth WashingtonStreet,reported WednesdayawindowwassmashedonaU-Haulrentaltruckthatwasparkedintheareaof94CareyAve.•SusanHankeyreported WednesdayawindowwassmashedonhervehiclethatwasparkedonSouthMeadeStreet.•DavidRichards,ofHanover Township,reportedTuesdayamanpunchedhiminthefaceintheareaofNorthMainandEastBennettstreets.Richardsreport-edthemanaskedhimformoneybeforehewasassaulted.•OfficersarrestedMarkZuc-zykofMountainToponchargesofpublicdrunkenness,resisting arrestandaggravatedassaultat12:50a.m.SaturdayattheHard- wareBar,14S.MainSt.PolicesaidmedicswerecalledtopoliceheadquartersbecauseZuczyk wasinjuredinafall.Whileenroutetoanareaemergencyroom,policeallege,Zuczykspitinthefaceofamedic.•BrennanAbrahamof Wilkes-BarresaidsomeonestoleaToshibalaptopandanmp3playerfromhisvehicleat424NewGroveSt.at12:38a.m. Tuesday.•Aschoolbusandcarcollid-edWednesdaymorningattheintersectionofAmberLaneandNorthShermanStreet. Thebusdriver,KeithShaverofWyoming,saidhestoppedatastopsignonAmberLanearound11:35a.m.andproceededthroughtheintersectionwhenthebuswasstruckbyaSaturnsedandrivenbyJosephLanganofWilkes-Barre.LangansaidhestoppedatasignonNorthShermanStreetandthenwentthroughthein-tersectionwhenthebusstruckhiscar,policesaid.Langansufferedmoderateinjuriesandwastakentoalocalhospital,policesaid.
–AmanwasarraignedWednesdayonchargesheusedacreditcardbelongingtohisformeremploy-er.DavidJosephSmith,44,of ScottStreet,Wilkes-Barre,wasarraignedbyDistrictJudgeMichaelDotzelon29countseachoftheft,forgeryandaccessdevicefraud.Hewasreleasedonhisownrecognizance. TownshippolicesaidMichaelSivilichJr.,ofUSAgainClothesCollectionSystem,reportedinDecemberthataformeremploy-ee,identifiedasSmithusedthecompany’screditcardtomakeunauthorizedpurchases,accord-ingtothecriminalcomplaint.PoliceallegeSmithusedtheUSAgainClothescreditcardmultipletimesatthreebusi-nessesinthetownshipintheamountof$4,731fromNovem-bertoDecember,thecriminalcomplaintsays.