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. Proclamations were presented to Richard McDonald, Superintendent, and Head Coach Jack Henzes, center. Certificates were given to every team member. The Bucks were PIAA Class AA Eastern Champions, posting a 14-2 record.

L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Mr. McDonald, Coach Henzes and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Declare “Code Blue” Frigid Weather Extension

Based on current cold weather information, the Lackawanna County Commissioners are declaring an extension of the current “Code Blue” frigid weather alert.

Utilizing forecasts from the National Weather Service at Binghamton, NY, and consulting with the Lackawanna County Emergency Management Agency, a “Code Blue” extension will be issued for Lackawanna County beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015, and ending at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

The goal of this extension is to make people aware of continuing extremely cold conditions, to offer information relating to health and wellness in cold weather, and to provide the locations of emergency homeless shelters that are operated by area social service agencies.

During a “Code Blue” extension, homeless individuals can access an emergency shelter at the following locations:

  • Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance (KRMA) Shelter at Bethel AME Church, 716 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton (hours: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)
  • Anthony’s Haven, 409 Olive Street, Scranton (hours: 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)
  • Community Intervention Center, 445 North 6th Avenue, Scranton (hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Information on personal health and safety during freezing weather can be found on the Lackawanna County homepage by visiting, and clicking on the “Code Blue Alert” icon on the right side of the screen. Alerts will also be posted on the County’s social media outlets for the duration of the advisory period.

Valuable Funds For Dunmore School District

A check for $3,685.90 was presented to Richard McDonald, center, Superintendent of the Dunmore School District, which represented its portion from the judicial sale of tax delinquent properties. The funds will be used for the district’s overall operations. Dunmore was one of several school districts, municipalities, authorities, boroughs, townships and cities to share in the funds generated by the judicial sale. The total amount disbursed was $272,321.97.

L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Mr. McDonald and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.