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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.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Justin MacGregor and Natalie Solfanelli, Marathon Committee; Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Linda Mlodzienski, Justin Sandy, Kara Sherman and Sandy Opshinsky, Marathon Committee; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

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.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Stig Fromm, Director of Community Impact for the United Way of the Lackawanna and Wayne Counties; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

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.

Presenting the proclamation are, l-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Mr. Thomas, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.