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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Staff members from the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) gather with the Lackawanna County Commissioners for a proclamation designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.” The CAC has been the leader in combating child abuse, neglect and exploitation by providing specialized trauma therapy, education, and advocacy services. The agency also operates a Teen Advocacy Center for youth 13-18 years old...

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The “Good Works” Of The Jude Zayac Foundation

Tina Palochko, inside right, a Home Health Aide for Bayada Home Health Care, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners in recognition of her recent assistance to an elderly resident. Ms. Palochko secured temporary space at a local motel for a 92 year-old woman who was displaced from her apartment. On her own time, Tina delivered meals to the woman, laundered clothes and handled several other matters for her...

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Mended Hearts Garner “Good Works”

Jack Walsh, inside right, a survivor of five cardiac events, created the Mended Hearts Inc. Scranton Area Chapter 276 support group to help area residents cope with the various cardiovascular episodes that they have faced in their life. Mended Hearts Inc., established in 1996, is a volunteer organization whose members visit cardiac patients, provide information, support and encouragement, and offer advice to family caregivers. To date, the group has made 41,000 visits to some 15,000 patients. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Mr. Walsh with a Certificate of Recognition for his assistance to others...

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C.A.S.U.A.L Day In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners issued a proclamation to recognize the impact the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 12th annual C.A.S.U.A.L Day has on the fight against colon cancer in our region. Established by the family of the late Helen Phillips, the event, held on March 26, urges residents to get screened for early detection of colon cancer and also highlights the medical breakthroughs that have saved lives...

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Lackawanna County Commissioners Recognize Eagle Scouts

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented proclamations to three young men from Troop 265 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. To attain the Eagle Scout rank, they completed community service projects focusing on cleaning-up the Scott Valley Cemetery, building a fire pit for the Scott Township civic center, and cleaning and planting at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, respectively...

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Ryan Wilkes Honored For Pole Vaulting Record

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Ryan Wilkes, center, a Senior at Valley View High School, with a proclamation in recognition of his gold medal pole vault of 16 feet, which tied a record, at the EmblemHealth Hispanic Games in New York. Mr. Wilkes is currently ranked tenth in the country in his age group for pole vaulting and has won several PIAA Class AAA medals for his efforts. Ryan will pursue a degree in computer engineering in the Fall...

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The “Good Works” Of The Alzheimer’s Association

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the “Good Works” of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. The organization covers 59 of the 67 counties in the Commonwealth, providing assistance via online, over the phone or in person. Last year, 2,000 Lackawanna County residents received some type of support from the association. There are over 18,000 people in Greater Scranton//Wilkes Barre with a dementia diagnosis. The organization conducts an annual walk to raise funds to underwrite its various programs, services and direct care activities...

2015 Lackawanna County Final Budget!


Tools For An Effective Volunteer Program

April 24th, 2015
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Commissioners “Welcome Home” Refurbished Mine Car

A treasured piece of Lackawanna County’s storied history in the mining industry was spruced-up for the future…

Lackawanna County Commissioners Recognize Dunmore Administrators

The Lackawanna County Commissioners honored Dunmore School District Administrators recently in recognition of the football team’s outstanding 2014 season…

Lackawanna County Commissioners Recognize Dunmore Football Team

The Lackawanna County Commissioners honored the Dunmore Bucks football team at the school in recognition of their outstanding 2014 season…

Commissioners Declare Curing Stomach Cancer Month

Stomach cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide with 22,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States…


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Wireless Initiative AD


Earth Day 2015 Flier

PennDOT to Launch ‘Pothole Blitz’ on Regional Roadways Following Challenging Winter

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Urges Property Owners to Consider Flood Insurance& Provides Tips to Cut Premiums

2015 Lackawanna County Conservation District Seedling Sale

Governor Wolf Urges Pennsylvanians to Stay Safe in Cold Weather

2015 Notice of Judicial Sale

Pet Owners Encouraged to Take Precautions to Protect Pets in Winter Weather

Preparation, Flexibility Urged Ahead of Potential Storm during Holiday Travel Period

Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health resources help consumers navigate Health Insurance Marketplace

DEP Reminds Citizens of Important Autumn Advisories

Tornado Safety 2014

Governor Corbett Signs Disaster Emergency Proclamation

Dialing 9-1-1 on an Old Cellphone Not Child’s Play

New, Increased Weight Restrictions Coming to about 1,000 Bridges

Penn State Extension – Library Express

Lackawanna County Offers On-Line Tax Certification Processing

Emergency Assistance from the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation

New One Bin Recycling Format For Paper Fiber

Environmental Alert Involving Electronics

Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program

PennDot Emergency Contact Information System