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Lackawanna County Health fair set for Friday

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Now is the time, especially if you are 65 or older, to get vaccinated to combat the flu.Lackawanna County is making it easy for area residents to do so. The county’s Community Relations, Community Outreach and Communications Departments and its Area Agency on Aging will conduct a Senior Health Fair and provide free flu shots in conjunction with Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County.This event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 in The Club Level at PNC Field, Moosic.The fair will feature 49 exhibitors, offering information on a variety of programs, services, living arrangements, legal information, sight and hearing data, transportation and financial advice.

 

Giants’ runners shine at Long Short Invitational

The Keystone College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams enjoyed strong showings on Saturday at the Long Short Invitational hosted by Dickinson College at Big Spring High School. The Giants’ men’s squad placed 20th out of 36 teams in the 8K race while the women’s team finished 30th out of 40 teams in the 4K race.Lackawanna Trail graduate Justin Clarke led the men’s team by finishing 20th out of 233 runners with a time of 26:47.07, which...

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Keystone women’s soccer team opens CSAC slate with 3-1 win

Summit Christian Academy graduate Olivia Kashuba scored a pair of second half goals and Jem Crockford added a goal and an assist to lead Keystone College to a 3-1 victory over Notre Dame of Maryland University in the Colonial States Athletic Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams Saturday afternoon. The win snaps a three-game losing skid for the Giants, who improve to 2-4 overall and 1-0 in conference play.Crockford opened the scoring in the 24th minute as the junior...

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Keystone College volleyball wins quad match

Keystone College’s volleyball team went 2-1 on Saturday to finish with an overall record of 4-1 to win a quad match at Keystone. The Giants (7-6, 1-0 CSAC) opened the day with a three-set win in their Colonial States Athletic Conference opener over Rosemont College and rebounded from a four-set loss to Wilkes University by sweeping Medgar Evers College to close out the tournament.Hannah Zuchowski was named the Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Amelia...

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Reports: Police have trooper shooting suspect cornered

Law enforcement apparently had state trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein trapped inside a house in Monroe County not far from his parents’ home Friday night.Police surrounded a home where they believed Frein was hiding, a local government official told CNN.The national Cable News Network, followed by other media outlets on-scene, reported the development shortly after 9:30 p.m.The home, which was broken into, is not far from Frein’s family ...

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Abington Heights School Board, teachers’ union approve mediator’s proposal, new contract now in place

The Abington Heights Education Association voted Thursday to approve state mediator Dan O’Rourke’s proposal for a new teachers’ contract that will now be in effect through Aug. 31, 2017.The Abington Heights School Board voted 9-0 to approve the proposal during its regular monthly business meeting Wednesday night.Since both sides agreed to the proposal, it serves as the parameters for a new contract.Abington Heights teachers had been working w...

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Abington Heights School Board approves mediator’s proposal, teachers’ union may vote today

The Abington Heights Education Association voted Thursday to approve state mediator Dan O’Rourke’s proposal for a new teachers’ contract that will now be in effect through Aug. 31, 2017.The Abington Heights School Board voted 9-0 to approve the proposal during its regular monthly business meeting Wednesday night.Since both sides agreed to the proposal, it serves as the parameters for a new contract.Abington Heights teachers had been working w...

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Mayfield church holding hoagie sale

Parishioners of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield, will hold a hoagie sale on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the church center on Hill Street, Mayfield from noon to 2 p.m.A hoagie and bag of chips can be purchased for $5. Orders can be placed by phoning 570-876-0730, 570-876-1191 or 570-876-0391.Deadline for orders is Sunday, Sept. 21. Business establishment orders will be delivered.

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Eric Frein now on FBI’s 10 most wanted list

The FBI has added state trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein to their ten most wanted fugitives list, enabling additional resources for the investigation and increasing the reward for information leading to Frein’s capture by $100,000.Edward Hanko, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Division of the FBI, made the announcements with state police Commissioner Frank Noonan at a 4 p.m. news conference today in Blooming Grove, where Frein, 31, allegedly ambushed Cpl...

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PennDOT announces Scranton Expressway ramp closure

According to PennDOT, the ramp from Interstate 81 South to Exit 191B (Scranton Expressway) is now closed and will remain closed for the next three weeks. The single lane pattern on Interstate 81 South was moved to the center lane Tuesday night, and work is taking place on the right lane of I-81 South at the 191B exit. As the work is being completed, the off-ramp cannot be accessed. While the ramp is closed, it will also be repaved.

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Lackawanna County Heroes Day event to honor Cpl. Dickson and Trooper Douglass

According to Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O’Malley, this year’s fourth annual Heroes Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the County’s 911 Center, Valley View Dr., Jessup, will take on a special, deeper meaning because of the recent events in Blooming Grove Township.A special donation area, staffed by wives of Pennsylvania State Troopers, will be set-up for guests to contribute to assist t...

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Lakeland High School planning Buddy Walk

The Lakeland elementary schools recently raised over $600 with Casual Day fundraisers to benefit the Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk, now in its 13th year, celebrates National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The goal of the walk is to promote understanding and acceptance of people with Down Syndrome. This year’s Buddy Walk is the senior project of Lakeland High School’s Daniel O’Brian and Mikie Perry. It will be held at Lakeland High School on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m....

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AH school board to vote on mediator’s proposal at tonight’s meeting

According to Abington Heights Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Mahon, the school board will vote on a proposal for a new teachers’ contract, offered by state mediator Dan O’Rourke during a Sept. 10 negotiating meeting between the board and teachers’ union, at tonight’s regular business meeting.Mahon added that O’Rourke constructed the new proposal based on the fact-finding report issued in May that was accepted by the school board but rejected by ...

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Library news

As leaves change color and the temperature drops, here at the Abington Community Library we are already looking forward to the 2014 Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace. It has become a favorite community tradition over the past several years, in addition to being a great fundraiser for the library. The Holiday Marketplace is held in memory of Dorothy Boccella — this event never would have been possible without her creativity, imagination and enthusiasm.

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Prep grad receives scholarship at Pitt-Bradford

Hannah Van Vliet, of Factoryville, an undeclared student at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has received a Panther Scholarship from the university.Panther merit scholarships are awarded to students at the time of their admission based on SAT and ACT scores and high school grades and can range from $2,000 to $11,500 per year.Van Vliet graduated from Scranton Preparatory School.

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Locals named to PSU Dean’s List

The following area students have been named to the Dean’s List at Penn State University:University Park - Mary E. Acker, NicholsonWilkes-Barre - Jonathan E. Geras, Factoryville; Tessa H Wells, FallsWorld Campus - Christopher E. Fuller, Clarks Summit; Steven Marshalek, S. Abington Twp.Worthington Scranton - Megan E. Nothdurft, Clarks Summit; Nicole A Stefko, Clarks Summit

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Locals graduate from Penn State

The following area students have graduated from Penn State University:Mary E. Acker, Nicholson; James J. Colombo, Clarks Summit; Kathryn A. Huffsmith, Tunkhannock; Carl M. Jenkins, Tunkhannock; Ryan L. Kane, Clarks Summit; Karleigh A. Latif, Clarks Summit; Austin G. Neidrich, Clarks Summit; Erica D. Schaub, Clarks Summit; Philip R. Stark, Dalton; Jason W. Strohl, Tunkhannock

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Alley Cats bowling scores

Alley Cats bowling scores from Sept. 9 are as follows:Team Standings: Bobcats-8, Panthers-7, Tigers-4, Manx-4, Siamese-3, Lynx-3, Wildcats-2, Ghost-1High Individual Game: Mary Kay Nealon-174, Pat Chipak & Donna Kay O’Hara - 171, Karron McGowan - 156High Individual Series: Mary Kay Nealon - 481, Pat Chipak - 454, Donna Kay O’Hara - 442High Team Game: Siamese-694, Wildcats-691, Panthers-684High Team Series: Siamese-2001, Panther...

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