Thursday May 16
Lane closures, projects will cause traffic delays today
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that maintenance and construction projects will result in lane closures and traffic delays in several areas today.
Tue May 14, 2013
Long ballot could try voter patience
Michael J. Mullen / Staff Photographer Glenn Howey, right, conducts a public testing of voting machines Monday in the Lackawanna County Voter Registration office, 2400 Stafford Ave., Scranton, as James Barnick of Throop observes and assists.
Fri May 10, 2013
PennDOT' s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of May 10 to 19
This is due to merging-traffic safety concerns in the narrowed two-lane area. The signed ramp detour remains in effect.
Thu May 09, 2013
Power Upgrade Meant To Keep The Lights On
After several widespread power outages had people in the dark for days in recent years, PPL is taking action hoping to prevent long term outages.
County to acquire properties for prison parking
Lackawanna County plans to acquire three properties near the county prison on North Washington Avenue to create off-street parking for jail employees and visitors.
Wed May 08, 2013
Olyphant officials discuss police cruiser crash
Mayor Jayme Morano said an officer was pulling onto the street when his contact lens fell out.
Tue May 07, 2013
Mid Valley school board hopefuls eye finances and test scores
Finances and test scores are at the heart of the race for a seat on the Mid Valley School Board.
Mon May 06, 2013
Residents, Pets Driven Out By Flames
Residents had to run for their lives, and one was forced to jump from a window. More than a dozen people lost their homes in an early morning fire in Lackawanna County.
Throop apartment house fire temporarily displaces residents
Several Throop residents will need temporary housing after an early morning fire significantly damaged an apartment building in the midvalley borough, Fire Chief Eric Hartshorn said.
The News Item
Man's life mission was coal mining safety
Submitted Photo Kulpmont native Joe Garcia, who had a notable career as a federal mine inspector after his early days working coal mines in eastern Northumberland County, was photographed at the 10th anniversary of the Quecreek Mine Rescue last summer in front of a memorial related to the rescue.
Fri May 03, 2013
PennDOT Explains Highway Work
"The purpose of the base repair is to prepare the road for a resurfacing that will be taking place in the near future.
Smart spending key for Throop council candidates
Payments from Keystone Sanitary Landfill help fund Throop operations. The six candidates for borough council have ideas about how to spend the money wisely.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Throop officials plan to level dilapidated shed
Borough council plans to hire workers to raze a dilapidated three-section storage shed that council members called an eyesore and safety hazard.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
PennDOT's Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of April 29 to May 11
COLUMBIA COUNTY: The Interstate 80 westbound Columbia County Roadside Rest comfort and vending facilities will be closed starting Monday, April 22, for approximately two weeks for a main sewer line replacement project there.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Around the Towns for Sunday, April 28
In celebration of Arbor Day, three shade-tree organizations in the Abingtons will host an event to educate residents on the importance of planting trees.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Mid Valley school board questions CTC budget and adding officer in elementary
The Mid Valley School Board will eventually pay the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, but a proposed budget was not approved at a meeting Wednesday.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Superior Court upholds Bolus conviction
The state Superior Court has upheld the insurance fraud conviction of Scranton businessman Bob Bolus, rejecting his claims that he did not get a fair trial.