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Joseph Hosie Honored

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, right, presented a proclamation to Joseph Hoise in recognition of his election as President of the Pennsylvania Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). A resident of Jermyn, Mr. Hoise has been involved with the AOH since 1991 in Niagara Falls. When he moved back to the area, he took an active role in several local, County and State AOH organizations.

Commissioners Salute Blakely Borough Anniversary

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Blakely officials with a proclamation in recognition of the Borough’s 150th anniversary. The town is named after Navy officer Captain Johnston Blakely. Settlers from 1795 on were responsible for the development of the area. Today, it is a thriving business hub with a mix of hospitality, manufacturing and grocery/variety establishments to mention a cross section.

L-r, Ed Alco, Borough Controller; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Lou Parri, Council; Joe Ercolani, Council; Mike Henzes, Council; Tom Wascura, Borough Manager; Jeanette Acciare-Mariani, Mayor; Pat Zwanch, Council; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Joe Quinn, Council President; Chris Paone, Assistant Borough Manager; Jeff Cruciani, Council; and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Commissioners Salute Blakey Borough’s Recycling Efforts

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Certificate of Recognition” to Blakely officials for the Borough’s recycling collection efforts. Since 1990, Blakely has been one of the leading municipalities in providing these services to its residents.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Tom Wascura Blakely Borough Manager; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.