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Approved community reinvestment projects Commissioners OK community reinvestment grants
When majority Commissioners Corey O'Brien and Jim Wansacz announced plans early in their administration to establish a Department of Economic Development, they talked about the need to invest in Lackawanna County's communities.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Scranton Sewer Authority seeks consultant
The Scranton Sewer Authority is seeking requests for qualifications from financial consultants on the potential sale of the authority and/or other disposition, such as a public-private partnership, authority Executive Director Gene Barrett said.
Independent Pharmacies Try to Lure Costa Customers
This was the final day of business for Costa Drugs in south Scranton. The other two stores have already closed.
New York man sentenced for bank robbery, escape
A New York man will spend more than 11 years in prison for escaping a federal halfway house and robbing a Dunmore bank 10 days later.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Haircuts for a cause in Scranton
Families often spend more time together during the holidays, but for domestic violence victims, that creates a whole new set of problems.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Prep announces scholarship recipients
Principal Matthew Bernard said the following students won honorary scholarships by attaining the highest scores on this year's examination: Gina Beviglia, St. Mary of Mount Carmel, Dunmore; Alexis Blackburn, Our Lady of Peace, Clarks Green; Matthew Bolan, Wyoming Valley West, Kingston; Matthew Colavitti, homeschooled; Annabelle Conway, St.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Haggerty to open new state office at Costa Drug building
State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-112, Dunmore, will open an office in the Costa Drug Store in South Scranton after the store closes, according to a news release Thursday.
Dominick, Pal seek separate trials
In omnibus pretrial motions filed this week in Lackawanna County Court, attorneys for Jason Dominick and Neil Pal argued their trials should be severed, although for different reasons.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Times Leader
Incumbents may square off next year in Lackawanna County
Because of legislative redistricting, two freshman state House members from Lackawanna County could face off in the Democratic Party primary next year.
The Citizens' Voice
House panel makes school safety recommendations
School safety could be improved if teachers wear wireless pendants so they can signal trouble, retired police officers are hired to screen visitors at entrances and students have access to more mental health services, according to recommendations recently made by a special House committee.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Man accused in vehicle by homicide sentenced, family of victim asks for "justice tempered by mercy"
Mary Considine answered a knock on her door sometime early on Feb. 24. Two solemn state troopers stood in the frame.
Lane restrictions, ramp closure coming to Interstate 81 in Dunmore area
A single lane of Interstate 81 both north and southbound will close tonight and Thursday night in Dunmore as work crews prepare for an extensive rehabilitation of the interstate.
Dunmore board moves up meeting
The Dunmore Board of Education has announced its meeting scheduled for Dec. 18 has been rescheduled to Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Dunmore High School cafeteria.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
"Scranton Bear" finds a new, less populated home -
A black bear that found living in East Scranton to its liking has been relocated to a new and less populated home.
Police investigate I-81 crash
When state police were investigating whether an Olyphant man was driving under the influence on Sunday morning, troopers said they found he was already wanted on a prior DUI arrest.
One-two punch: Pair of longtime friends create acoustic sound of versatile 2 for Flinchin'
When he and longtime friend and collaborator T.J. Costello teamed up for their latest musical endeavor, he had just the moniker for them - 2 For Flinchn', an homage to the old childhood game in which flinching at a fake punch would get you two real whacks in the arm.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Around the Towns for Sunday, Dec. 1
Lackawanna College students assembling Thanksgiving baskets that were donated to Schaeffer's Retreat Homeless Shelter in Carbondale are, from left, front: Brandi Grunza, Carbondale; Carissa James, Blakely; Marion Hodle, Pleasant Mount; Shadeau Muia, Dunmore; and Joan Coles, Dunmore.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Driver hospitalized after crashing into PennDOT truck
One man was taken to the hospital after his car crashed into a state Department of Transportation truck late Wednesday.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Identity of man killed in Saturday tractor-trailer crash released
The Connecticut man who died after his Fed-Ex tractor-trailer overturned and caught fire Saturday night was 43-year-old Michael Smith, Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Lost Trails food drive packs food pantries
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer Riders hit the trails during the second annual Pack the Pantry Food Drive at Lost Trails ATV Adventure Park in Dunmore.