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Commissioners Declare “Because We Care Day” In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented to Bernie McDonald, inside left, Commander of the AMVETS Post #189 and the Department of Pennsylvania First Vice Commander, with a proclamation in honor of “Because We Care Day.” This nationwide program is utilized to thank veterans for their service and sacrifices for keeping our country free. AMVETS volunteers provide a variety of assistance to veterans residing in veterans medical facilities or homes across the nation.

L-r, Commissioner Edward G. Staback, Mr. Bernie McDonald, Commissioner Jim Wansacz and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Honor Borrelli & Peoples

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to two of our area’s most decorated and storied runners – Heidi Peoples, center, and Kevin Borrelli, inside right. The two individuals recently captured the second annual Scranton Half Marathon. Mr. Borrelli is a two-time Steamtown Marathon winner and Ms. Peoples won the race three times. The two marathoners have run numerous races along the northeast corridor and have also been involved in high school and college coaching.

L-r, Commissioner Edward G. Staback, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Caroline, Heidi and Rebecca Peoples; Mr. Borrelli, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Honor Captain James Robeson

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to members of Captain James Robeson’s family during a ceremony naming the road leading up to Scranton’s Isaac Tripp Elementary School in his honor. Captain Robeson was electrocuted in 2008 while fighting a fire. He held numerous positions in the fire department and was very active in the community, raising funds for several area non-profit organizations. He will forever be remembered as a true hero.

L-r, Patrick O’Malley, II; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Lackawanna County President Judge Thomas Munley, Linda Robeson, wife; Ryan Robeson, son; Bob Sheridan, Vice President of the Scranton School Board; Commissioner Jim Wansacz, and Alyce and Lee Robeson, Captain Robeson’s parents.