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Steven Buzinski, son of Greg and Edith Buzinski, West Pittston, has recently attained his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Maryland on December 22, 2011. He is the grandson of Mrs. Pauline DeOrio of West Pittston and Mrs. Rita Buzinski of Pittston.

Steven was a 2001 honor graduate from Wyoming Area and a magna cum laude graduate from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

He is currently a post-graduate teaching fellow at LVC.

In King's play

Amy Brown of West Wyoming has the role of Officer Pudney in the King's Theatre Department's production of Neil Simon's classic comedy "Rumors," the comedic tale of four affluent couples who arrive at a party and find their host has been shot.

The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 12-14 and 19-21 and at 3 p.m. April 15 in the King's Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students/senior citizens. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at 208-5825 or e-mailboxoff@kings.edu.


Happy birthday wishes go to Max Freed, of Pottsville who celebrated his sixth birthday on April 7. Max is the nephew of Mike English, of Pittston Township.

Bootsie Chmiel, of Dupont will celebrate a birthday on April 10 and Bradley Rush, of Jenkins Twp. Will celebrate on April 12.

Earns degree

Heidi Ann O'Brien, daughter of Anna Marie Roche of Wyoming, graduated on Saturday, March 31 from Strayer University in Philadelphia. A 2008 graduate of Wyoming Area High School, O'Brien earned a degree in Criminal Justice with a 4.0 average.


Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center announced recent births.

A girl was born to Amber Hubert and Keith Schuback of Old Forge on March 21

A boy was born to Laurea Dessoye, Pittston on March 21;

A girl was born to Erin and Jonathan Bufogle, Pittston, on March 22.

A boy was born to Erica Drouse, Pittston on March 28.


The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Brandon Elliott Gatto, a second-year law student at Pitt Law.

Gatto will spend the fellowship working at Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union No. 19 in Philadelphia.

In 2012 The Peggy Browning Fund will support nearly 70 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide.

Gatto was born in Scranton, is a graduate of Old Forge High School and Penn State in 2010 with degrees in English and international politics as well as a minor in economics.

While at Penn State, he worked as a teaching assistant of economics and was selected to serve as an inaugural student advisor of the Paterno Fellows Program.

Following his first year at Pitt Law, Gatto worked at the labor and employment law firm of Koff, Mangan, Vullo & Gartley in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

In addition to his studies at Pitt Law, he currently writes weekly news articles for JURIST Legal News & Research Services, Inc., and he works at The Law Office of Claudia Davidson as a labor law clerk.


In an article in last week's Dispatch, it was erroneously reported that the next rare beer tasting event at Sabnatini's Pizza in Exeter will be held on April 14. The actual date is April 18 with beers brewed by southern Tier.

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