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The “Good Works" Of The Scranton Half Marathon

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to the organizers of the inaugural Scranton Half Marathon, which took place on April 6 with 2,825 registered race participants and over 150 youngsters for the kids quarter mile fun run. The event hosted runners from 23 states and Washington D.C., which broke down as 52% female and 42% male. Robert Aherns of Clarks Summit and Heidi Peoples of Taylor won their respective divisions. The 2015 race is set for April 12...

October Is United Way Month In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners have designated October as United Way month. The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is conducting its annual campaign to fund vital self help, education and wellness programs to assist youth, the elderly, the disadvantaged and families to gain access to necessary services...

Commissioners Declare Christopher Thomas Day In Lackawanna County

Chris Thomas, inside right, Principal at Old Forge High School, was one of the 16 umpires to work the recent 68th Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Mr. Thomas has been an umpire since 1991, doing Little League games in Old Forge and Taylor. He is active in numerous collegiate, softball, basketball and baseball associations and has officiated several District 17, Eastern Regional and State Championship contests...

The “Good Works” Of The Children’s Miracle Network

The Lackawanna County Commissioners lauded the outstanding “Good Works” accomplished by the Children’s Miracle Network. Since 1983, the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals have raised more than $5 billion dollars in 32 counties in Pennsylvania, aiding 170 children’s facilities across the United States and Canada. The donations support, research, training, equipment and uncompensated care. In our community, this year alone, funding has been used for recliners in the inpatient pediatric unit, Accuvein finders to make IVs less painful, and books for children to take home from well visits...

Lackawanna County Commissioners Honor Mark Kwiatkowski

The Lackawanna County Commissioners designated August 20, 2014 as Mark Kwiatkowski Day. He was also recognized for his outstanding athletic skills. Mark has competed in the Area P Special Olympics, Pennsylvania State Special Olympics and USA Games. In 2013, he won a gold medal in golf skills at the Pennsylvania State Games and in 2014 a gold medal at the USA games. He is also an avid fan of music, Elvis, baseball and theater and has performed with The Poets...

The “Good Works” Of The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to Petty Officer Second Class Andrew J. Kudasik, USNR, Executive Officer of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Wahoo Division, third from left, for the organization’s volunteer and color guard activities in the community. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps was established in 1958 and today has over 380 units and approximately 9,000 young men and women involved...

Commissioners Honor Christopher Rotell-Tierney

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a Certificate of Recognition to Christopher Rotell-Tierney, inside right, who was one of the winners in the 2014 Armed Forces Design and Essay Contest. Christopher was the first grade winner in the drawing portion of the competition...

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Benton Township Receives Community Re-Invest Funding


The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a $10,000 check to members of the Benton Township Athletic Association to upgrade its Little League complex…


Intermodal Groundbreaking


The Lackawanna County Commissioners attended the groundbreaking of the new Intermodal Center, which will soon be built on the current site of the State Office Building parking lot in Scranton.


Commissioners & Local Officials Cut Ribbon At Aylesworth Park


The Lackawanna County Commissioners and officials from Archbald, Jermyn and Mayfield Boroughs cut the ribbon at Aylesworth Park, marking the completion of the facility’s $1.2 million upgrade and expansion…


Lackawanna County Commissioners Honor Gino J. Merli & Joseph R. Sarnoski


The Lackawanna County Commissioners gathered with family members at a sign dedication to Gino J. Merli and Joseph R. Sarnoski at the County park in Greenfield Township that bears their name.