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Motorworld donates fire department

MotorWorld Toyota donated $1,580 to the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department for training through ESI Equipment on the challenges of battery-vehicles crashes. From left, first row: Chris Smith, firefighter; Assistant Chief Damian Lendacky; Fire Chief James D (read more)

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Wayne Memorial Health welcomes Hematology and Oncology Associates of NEPA

Wayne Memorial Hospital and Hematology and Oncology Associates of Northeastern Pennsylvania, PC, have agreed to partner to provide care to Wayne Memorial’s patients at the hospital, just a few months after its Infusion/Chemotherapy unit was renovated as a (read more)

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Johnson College receives grant from PPL

Johnson College received a $4,500 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the Solar USB Charger Workshop program. Johnson College faculty and staff will learn how to create a solar USB charger. Participants will then recreate the workshop (read more)

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Bank supports Misericordia University

Landmark Community Bank recently donated $6,000 to Misericordia University through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (PA EITC) to support programming in the Department of Speech Language Pathology that helps treat children with s (read more)

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Bank supports Johnson College

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently contributed $12,000 to Johnson College through its EITC administrator, Commonwealth Charitable Management. This donation will benefit the Dual Enrollment Program for Tunkhannock and Abington Heights High Schools. Two (read more)

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Giblin-Kelly Hall dedicated at U of S

The University of Scranton dedicated a freshman residence hall in honor of the late Brendan J. Giblin of the class of 2006, who died in a hit-and-run accident while on spring break during his senior year, and the late William H. Kelly Jr. of the class of (read more)

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Farming a plan

by Phil Yacuboski Agribusiness is big business in Pennsylvania. With more than 59,000 farms and an annual economic impact of more than $136 billion, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the state is a national leader in the production (read more)

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For the Record

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY Mark H Hess and Jean D Johnson. Property Location: Millville. Seller: Rolland B and Ann L Zeisloft. Amount: $475,000. Direkt Group LLC. Property Location: Hemlock Twp. Seller: Booth Scrap Yard & Recycling LLC. Amount: $725,000. Danie (read more)

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Personnel File

BENCO DENTAL Lindsay Pross, events department supervisor, is one of only 17 event professionals in the United States to earn Planner of the Year recognition from Smart Meetings. Pross oversees internal sales trainings, incentive trips, award shows, custom (read more)

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Business briefs

Schools sign agreements Keystone College and Salus University signed articulation agreements enabling Keystone students to pursue professional degrees in Salus’ doctor of optometry program and its physician assistant studies master of science program. The (read more)

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

by Jaclyn Riefenhauser Amber Cipriani shares her passion for art with both children and adults as the owner of the Electric City Art Studio. In addition to running the studio, Cipriani is a full-time art teacher for students in grades three through six in (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Kat Sokirka

Kat Sokirka has always been told you can be taught a lot of skills, but you cannot teach the type of attitude you bring to work every day. So, the young woman comes to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders as a special events and social media manager with (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Kathleen Barry

Kathleen Barry was raised to be a hard worker, and as a result, she has always worked multiple jobs and balanced many responsibilities in her life. These skills are valuable to her position as manager of primary care and dental services at The Wright Cent (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Cyrus Entezam

Cyrus Entezam believes in keeping a creative mind every day in order to attain success in one’s life. The 25-year-old also believes in dedication and performs a job until it is done and done well. As a graphic designer and the lead videographer of MCR Des (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Joshua Braddell

Joshua Braddell tries hard not to take life too seriously. “I want to be able to look back on my actions and be proud of what I have done,” Braddell said. “I want my children to be proud of their father and see that how we treat people is most important.” (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Todd Pousley

If you know your why, you can surely endure the how, according to Todd Pousley. As the Neighborhood Revitalization Manager for NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, his belief is important in the work he performs every day. By collaborating with local (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Lawrence Nicolais Jr.

Over the past 12 years, Constantino’s Catering and Events grew from three to 60 employees. “The success of our business is directly tied to the quality of hard-working people who choose to spend their weekends, holidays and evenings being part of our team (read more)

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Joya Whittington believes the success in her life comes from servant leadership – the only way to lead. “I believe that we were created to work and work hard in all areas of live,” she said. “I also believe in the pursuit of humility every day.” As the di (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Glynis Johns

When Glynis Johns performs a task, you can rest assured her heart is in it. She always pushes through, because she believes there is triumph on the other side of adversity. As the founder and CEO of the Black Scranton Project, the young woman is an advoca (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Dan Pittman

Dan Pittman believes people are much more capable as performers when they do not give in to the “can’t, don’t or won’t” of new experiences in the creative arts. “It puts a limitation on your abilities, and we are capable of so much more than we give ourse (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: John McGloin

John McGloin believes in finding humor and enjoyment in everyday activities, including work. “If you enjoy the work you are doing and the people you surround yourself with, you are much more likely to achieve success,” McGloin said. As the project manager (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Stephen T. Kopko

From a young age, Stephen Kopko’s parents instilled in him a hard work ethic, which he attributes as the reason for his success. “I am the first member of my family to become a lawyer, and their encouragement guided me during the difficult process that wa (read more)

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TOP 20 UNDER 40: Eric Fino

Eric Fino lives by the philosophy of treating others as he himself would like to be treated. In his day-to-day dealings with people, he keeps a positive attitude and is always kind and compassionate with his fellow man. As the work zone coordinator at the (read more)

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Old Forge gets its own beer

For the last few years, Revello’s Pizza owner Pat Revello envisioned selling specialty beer in Old Forge that pairs well with pizza and that local restaurant owners could sell. (read more)