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

Jenkins Retires From The County’s Assessor’s Office

John J. Jenkins, center, accepts a Certificate of Recognition from Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley on his retirement. Mr. Jenkins was a 26 year employee of Lackawanna County and his current position was CRT Operator in the Assessor’s Office.

Staff from the department, who participated In the ceremony, included, l-r, Lori Greenwood Henehan, Beth Nealon, Margie Kelly, Mr. Jenkins, Commissioner O’Malley, Colleen Gerrity, and John Foley, the Deputy Director of the Assessor’s Office.

Child Passenger Safety Week

Road injuries are the leading cause of deaths and injuries to children in our country. Child safety seats save lives and reduce the risk of death by nearly 71 percent. Over the years, Lackawanna County has worked with area law enforcement personnel to educate parents on the proper use and installation of car seats and to provide them with other vital data for keeping their children safe in a vehicle. The Lackawanna County Commissioners proclaimed September 13-19 “Child Passenger Week and National Seat Belt Saturday.

L-r, Commissioner Edward G. Staback, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Cathy Connors, Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project, Penn DOT; Rebecca Rybak, Northeast Highway Safety Program, Penn DOT; Michael Taluto, Safety Press Officer at Penn DOT; Lt. Len Namiotka, Scranton Police Department’s Crime Prevention Officer; Connie Devens. Pennsylvania State Police; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.