Commissioners Honor Dunmore High School Heroes

Dunmore Students Pix

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized Alec Yanisko and Joseph DelVecchio, center, for their heroic Good Samaritan discovery of Federal Judge Edwin Kosik’s vehicle along a nature trail in Dunmore.

Judge Kosik had been missing for several days and was the subject of a massive manhunt.  The Dunmore students spotted his car near the Dunmore Reservoir ATV trail and reported it to the authorities who found the Judge alive and well.

Shown from left: Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Mr. Yanisko and Mr. DelVecchio, honorees; and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.   


McGloin Signs Deal with Eagles; Recognized by Commissioners

Matt McGloin proclamation photo

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and community leaders presented a proclamation to Matt McGloin in recognition of his success on the gridiron.

The former Penn State quarterback and Scranton native recently signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.  His four-year NFL career spans several milestones with the Oakland Raiders.

Shown from left: Lackawanna County Judge Thomas Munley, Atty. Terry Gallagher, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Mr. McGloin, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Jack Lyons, West Scranton head basketball coach.


Lackawanna College Police Academy Recognized by Commissioners


The Lackawanna County Commissioners and members of the Judiciary and law enforcement recognize the Lackawanna College Police Academy on its 40th anniversary.  Certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in April 1977, the academy was the first and only private college in Northeastern Pennsylvania to provide Act 120 training.

Its alumni serve police departments all across Pennsylvania in a variety of capacities and are also active in state and federal agencies, as well.

Shown from left are: Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Atty. Maryann Grippo, Director of Academy Operations at Lackawanna College; Lackawanna County Judge Thomas Munley, and Archbald Police Chief and academy instructor Timothy Trently.        


Marywood to Offer Guitar Course this Fall

LX1EMarywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will offer a new applied guitar course during the fall 2017 semester. The course will teach the guitarist how to improvise solos in the classic style of the great Blues-Rock musicians revered by so many. The course is open to any and all majors.

Robbie Walsh, instructor with the music theatre, and dance department at Marywood University, will teach the applied guitar course. Mr. Walsh is most notably known as the lead guitarist in Chubby Checker’s Band and for playing with Noel Redding, the bassist with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Mr. Walsh has also played with Ginger Baker (ex-Cream), Tico Torres (Bon Jovi), and was a guest of Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson during his 2003 solo tour. He has also played on American Bandstand, Solid Gold, Fridays Live and Entertainment Tonight (all with Chubby Checker).

Students interested in creating “those solos,” for which the great Blues-Rock musicians are known, will have the opportunity to learn how to approach melody from the standpoint of not just the scale, but from a chordal perspective on top of the scale(s). Students will also see the chord progression as that which indicates what the melodic possibilities are.

For additional information on the applied guitar course at Marywood University, please visit, or call (570) 348-6268.