Namedropper, August 26, 2016 University of Success, Scranton Rotary

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U of Success gets underway Twenty-one ninth-grade students have completed the University of Scranton’s University of Success two-week summer institute. During the initial event, incoming members of the four-year, precollege mentorship program “participate (read more)

Community Events Listings, August 26, 2016

Blakely Birthday bash: Blakely High School class of 1969 combined 65th birthday party for classmates and friends, Monday, 5:30 p.m., Andy’s Pizza, Peckville. Carbondale UNICO event: Carbondale UNICO honoring eight past presidents, “Black-Tie Affair,” Sept (read more)

Lackawanna County Court Notes

MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Jason Scott Touw and Kristin Janet Spring, both of Goshen, N.Y. ■ Jeremy Clarke Olivetti and Judith Ann Price, both of Scranton. ■ Jed Adel Haddad and Lara Elizabeth Granahan, both of Texas. ■ Timothy Alan Brown and Andrea Lynn McNicho (read more)

Regional briefs for Aug. 26, 2016

Judgment entered on What the Fork WILKES-BARRE — The owner of What the Fork eatery, which abruptly vanished recently, is in default of a $100,000 loan, according to court documents. The action filed against the business and its owner, Mario Bevilacqua of (read more)

Walking trail around Dunmore to close

DUNMORE — The walking trail around the Dunmore School District is now closed during school hours. The district decided to close the trail to ensure the safety of the students, said Superintendent John Marichak. The trail will be open after 3 p.m. Monday t (read more)

One charged after crack deal in Scranton

SCRANTON — Lackawanna County detectives charged a man Wednesday with selling crack in the Hill Section. Colin Tighe, 29, who is listed as homeless, faces two felony and two misdemeanor drug counts, detectives said. Mr. Tighe sold two plastic twist bags of (read more)

Green Ridge neighbors to clean up park

SCRANTON — Members of the Green Ridge Neighborhood Association will spruce up the small park at North Washington Avenue and Electric Street on Saturday, group President Jim Mulligan said. The park cleanup will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., he said. — (read more)

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Trio to jail for beating Scranton man, juveniles

Three men who seriously beat a man outside a Scranton party received jail sentences Wednesday. (read more)

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Clarks Summit man sentenced for assaulting girlfriend, giving drugs to minors

SCRANTON — A Lackawanna County judge sentenced Landon David Davis, 19, of Clarks Summit to nine to 23½ months in county jail followed by three years of probation for several convictions, including assaulting his girlfriend and giving drugs to minors. (read more)

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Franklin names McSorley PSU's starter

The mystery is solved, and it was never much of a mystery. Penn State has its starting quarterback. Not surprisingly, it’s Trace McSorley. (read more)

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Luzerne County Community College opens Scranton Center

Promising to be engaged with the community and help revitalize downtown, officials from Luzerne County Community College and other civic leaders cut the ribbon on the new Scranton Center at the Marketplace at Steamtown. (read more)

Thousands without power in Scranton area

Several thousand PPL customers in parts of the Midvalley were without power for a time Wednesday night, and several thousand others in the Hill Section area of Scranton and parts of Dunmore remain without power. (read more)

Jessup's sister city feels aftershocks of Italian earthquake

Sean Pegula woke up to shaking. An earthquake that decimated parts of central Italy on Wednesday sent tremors through Gubbio. (read more)

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Lawmakers hear testimony on counterterrorism task forces

Representatives of Pennsylvania’s regional counterterrorism task forces joined the state’s top emergency preparedness official Wednesday in urging lawmakers to integrate task force operations into the state emergency management law in a way that enhances readiness but preserves their flexibility. (read more)

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DEP monitoring mosquitoes that could spread Zika

The state Department of Environmental Protection is trapping mosquitoes at four sites in Lackawanna County to track whether insects that can spread a virus linked to birth defects live in the area. (read more)