Food Truck Friday at Nay Aug Park celebrates renovation of park's oldest structure

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — Nay Aug Park’s oldest structure has a new look. Built in 1897, the pavilion at Nay Aug Park received renovations and improvements over the past few months, thanks to the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program class of 2017-18.

AG's office says it can't help school district on bus contract issue

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:50am
The state attorney general’s office denied the Scranton School Board’s request for assistance in determining if the district’s no-bid busing contract with DeNaples Transportation is legitimate.

Sessions discusses immigration, opioid epidemic at Lackawanna College

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:16am
12:12 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2018 SCRANTON - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions discusses immigration, the opioid epidemic, open borders and sanctuary cities during his 40-minute speech at Lackawanna College. Check back for updates.

Several public pools, lakes to open Saturday

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — Tireless neighborhood leader Robert “Ozzie” Quinn, who seemed to never sit still, will have a bench dedicated in his honor at Nay Aug Park.

Lackawanna County to distribute $105,000 in fresh fruit and vegetable vouchers to area seniors

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:00am
Needy seniors in Lackawanna County will have the chance to get fresh fruit and vegetables at local farmers markets as part of a county-wide voucher program kicking off today.

Get ready to "dump the pump"

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — People can ride local public buses free Thursday as the County of Lackawanna Transit System celebrates the 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day.

50 Years Ago - Fight Night at the Catholic Youth Center

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:00am
More than 2,000 boxing fans filled the Catholic Youth Center for a main event between Jerry Tomasetti of Dunmore and Johnny Barazza of Canada.

Scranton man pleads guilty in Penn State fraternity death

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:58am
BELLEFONTE — A former Penn State University fraternity brother and Scranton resident today entered the first guilty plea in the death of a pledge who was fatally injured after a night of heavy drinking and hazing.

Power restored to grocery store, dollar store, in South Side

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:55am
SCRANTON — Customers in South Scranton lost power briefly early Wednesday morning, according to PPL Electric Utilities.

Commissioners award contract for Courthouse monument work

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:39am
SCRANTON — A Honesdale-based monument maker will correct errors on the monuments on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, likely by the end of the year.

Legal question prevented Basalyga garage tax status change, county official said

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:39am
SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County tax assessor’s office allowed the privately owned Electric City Parking Garage to remain tax exempt since 2017 because of an unanswered legal question, county Deputy Director of Assessments John Foley said Wednesday.

Poll: Casey, Wolf still have big leads

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00am
Five months before voters decide, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Gov. Tom Wolf still have double-digit leads over their opponents as they seek re-election, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll released Wednesday to The Times-Tribune.

75 Years Ago - Construction to beging on Murray Plant in South Scranton

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00am
June 14, 1943 Flag Day celebrated with parade Flag Day in Scranton was celebrated with an evening parade and patriotic rally sponsored by the Scranton Elks Lodge. The parade started at 7 p.m. at Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue and made its way up to

Apartments proposed for building in Scranton deluged in January by burst-pipes flood

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — In a 2-1 vote, the zoning board on Wednesday approved a proposal for 20 apartments in the vacant Pennswood Manor building in South Side.

Democrats re-elect Patrick chairman

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — Lackawanna County Democrats re-elected Chris Patrick as county party chairman at their meeting Tuesday evening.

Bids for county administration building due Friday

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — Sealed bids for the purchase of the Lackawanna County Administration Building are due to the county controller’s office by 2 p.m. Friday. They will be opened shortly thereafter, Chief of Staff Andy Wallace said. The county plans to vacate the s

World War II Bomber flies in for visit at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 7:56am
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress flew in to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Tuesday as part of the Commemorative Air Force, a group of touring World War II vintage aircraft.

Chris Kelly: Hitting dead-ends but still digging

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:00am
The official minutes of the Scranton School Board meeting on Aug. 28, 2006, say the board unanimously approved a two-year extension to a no-bid busing contract and an addendum with a fuel surcharge that cost taxpayers millions, a state audit found.

50 Years Ago - 3 die in Newfoundland plane crash

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:00am
Three Ohio men died in a June 12 plane crash on the Wayne-Pike county line.

Scranton man pleads guilty to unlawful restraint

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON A city man accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman last summer has pleaded guilty to a less serious charge. William Joseph Speck, 35, entered a plea Monday in Lackawanna County Court to one count of unlawful restraint, according to court
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