Abington Heights Boys Basketball Team Honored

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented ceremonial proclamations to the Abington Heights boys basketball team in recognition of its PIAA Class 5A State Championship. This was the school’s first State title in basketball. Members of the squad and coaching staff were feted during a brief assembly at the high school.



L-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Harry Johnson, Tucker Schimelfenig, Drew Nealon, Alex Derry, Jack Nealon, George Tinsley.


L-r, Jackson Danzig, Corey Perkins, Aidan Demkowich, Mike Malone, Garrett Plantz, Andrew Keris, Jim Lefchak, and Coach Ken Bianchi.


Commissioners Honor State Champion Wrestler

This Spring, Willy Evanitsky, fourth from left, became the PIAA Class 3A State Champion, capturing a gold medal in the 152 pound weight class. The Scranton High School senior began his wrestling career in the sixth grade and has competed in several major tournaments along with the Lackawanna League. Willy is Scranton High’s first State Champion and the first Lackawanna League gold medalist since 2010.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Michael Montoro, Scranton High School Assistant Principal; Scranton Police Officer John Burgette, Scranton High School Wrestling Coach; Mr. Evanitsky, Shina Evanitsky, Willy’s mother; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Thomas Evanitsky, Willy’s grandfather; and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Cooper’s Seafood House Small Business Spotlight

Cooper’s Seafood House was the small business spotlighted at the April 18 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. A renowned staple in the Scranton community, the restaurant has been owned and operated by the Cooper family since 1948. There will be a week-long celebration of its 70th anniversary from April 23 – 29 with “throwback” prices from yesteryear. The Coopers – Jack, Paul, Mark and Ryan – offer accommodations for all types of functions, meetings or small parties and also do off-site catering.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Jack Cooper, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Paul, Ryan and Mark Cooper, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.