Disability Fair Set For October 28

The Lackawanna County Disability Action Committee will sponsor a Disability Resource Fair on October 28, at the Viewmont Mall from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Several area businesses, non-profit organizations and the Area Agency on Aging, and peer support groups who improve the lives of people with disabilities will provide information on their services.

The event is being made possible through a grant from Lackawanna County. Additional support has been provided from the Center for Independent Living and Allied Services.

For more information on the Fair, including methods to support the event, contact Keith Williams at

Lackawanna County Commissioners Honor Cerminaro

Tony Cerminaro, Jermyn, inside left, was recognized for participating once again in the 80+ age division at the 2017 Steamtown Marathon. Mr. Cerminaro is an accomplished runner who has competed in numerous marathons along the East coast. He has participated in and completed well over 100 marathons.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Mr. Cerminaro, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

DC Pet Center Small Business Spotlight

DC Pet Center was the small business spotlighted at the October 18 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. This full-service operation is owned by James Rotell and his family. The store features cats, dogs, reptiles, fish, all types of rodents, and a huge variety of supplies. DC Pet Center is open seven days a week.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Ashley Waters, owner; and Mary Ellen and Jay Rotell, owners; Abby Waters, granddaughter; James Rotell, owner; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.