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.


Ancient Order of Hibernians Host Annual “Man of the Year” Event

Ancient Order of Hibernians - Man of the Year

The Paul “Hook” O’Malley Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lackawanna County Division #4 held their “Man of the Year” dinner in March at Fiorelli’s.  This year’s recipient was District Judge Terrence Gallagher.

Shown, from left: John Connor, John Maher, Mark McDade, District Judge Terrence Gallagher, Kathy Gallagher, AOH Paul “Hook” O’Malley President Patrick O’Malley, Jim Barrett, James Connor, Joe Walsh, and Joe Holland.


DEC Collects Jeans for Those in Need



The Dunmore Elementary Center recently held a used jeans clothing drive for the St. Francis Free Clothing Store, which serves those in need throughout Lackawanna County.

For information about volunteer opportunities with the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, or its donation needs, call (570) 342-5556.

Shown, from left: Margaret Hart, vice principal, Dunmore Elementary Center; Liam Haggerty; Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, director, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen; Kevin Haggerty; Bridget Haggerty, Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton;  Maeve Haggerty, and John Haggerty.