Deadline Extended For Lackawanna County 3-on-3 Tournament

The deadline for the annual Lackawanna County 3-on-3 Tournament has been extended to Wednesday, July 27, at noon. Registrations will be taken at the Lackawanna County Visitors Center until noon on Wednesday. The tournament takes place this weekend, July 29-31.

The action “tips-off” on Friday at 5 P.M.  Games on Saturday will run from 9 AM – 7 PM.  Sunday’s action, if necessary, will start at 9 AM and run through completion. The games will be played on the 100-200 blocks on Wyoming Avenue.  Boys and girls will play Friday and Saturday.  Sunday has been reserved as the rain date.

A  portion of the tournament’s proceeds will benefit local high school basketball programs and Coaches vs. Cancer.

The Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug & Alcohol Programs will be on site providing a variety of information and resources.  Its message for the weekend will involve discussing the perils of drugs and alcohol abuse.

For more information, call (570) 496-1701 or visit for a brochure and weather information throughout the weekend.  You can also checkout the County’s website at for tournament data.

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“Lackawanna County Document Download Shop” Debuts On County Website

County residents, who are seeking to access blank forms and documents from County offices and departments, now have a handy, free “one stop” resource at their fingertips.

The “Lackawanna County Document Download Shop” is an information portal that allows all County offices and departments to list any forms or specific documents that are of use to the public in a central location.

The download shop is similar to a page that was part of the County’s previous website, which was revamped in 2012. The document resource section coincides with the services other municipal, state and federal offices have available for public access.

“This is a great resource for the residents of Lackawanna County,” said Commissioner Jim Wansacz.  “The Document Download Shop makes finding important forms and documents quick and easy for people visiting our website.”

“We are thrilled to debut this webpage, which allows our residents to quickly access forms and documents that they use in their daily lives,” added Commissioner Patrick O’Malley. “Our row officers and department heads were very cooperative in providing the information that was needed to launch this project.”

“The Document Download Shop is a great example of making government in Lackawanna County more accessible and ‘user-friendly,’” Commissioner Ed Staback explained.  “We hope this is an asset to our employees as they work each day to serve our residents.”

Visitors to the County’s website ( can access the Document Download Shop by scrolling down the homepage and then clicking on the pink “Document Shop” button on the right side of the page. The button takes users to a listing of all County offices and departments.

People can access the documents by simply clicking on the name of the office or department that hosts the information they need. A list of documents will be displayed so that the user can just click on the desired item to download a PDF or Word version to their computers. In the case of several offices, clicking the office name will direct users to the specific homepage, where they can access all relevant documents and information.

The “Document Download Shop” is an open resource, available for all County offices and departments to list any forms or data that they see fit.  The offices and departments involved in this  program are: Area Agency on Aging, Arts and Culture, Assessors Office, Clerk of Judicial Records, Commissioners’ Office, Controller’s Office, Coroner’s Office, Courts, District Attorney, Domestic Relations, Economic Development, Elections, Emergency Services, and Environmental Sustainability.

Also, Family Court, Highway Safety Program, Human Resources, Human Services, Office of Youth and Family Services, Parks and Recreation, Prison, Purchasing, Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans Court, Sheriff’s Office, Tax Claim Bureau, Treasurer’s Office, and Veterans Affairs.