The Drinker Street exit of Interstate 81 north in Dunmore will remain closed for the next month as reconstruction of travel lanes near there begins again, a state Department of Transportation spokesman said Monday.
Local students who began the University of Scranton’s University of Success program include Elias Adame, Old Forge; Ignacia Ang, Scranton; Briana Brijmohan, Scranton; Ying Jie Chen, Forest City; Alyvianna Cooper, Moscow; Kevin Cordero, Scranton; Emily DeOliviera, Olyphant; Jaydene Edwards, Tobyhanna; Zaniyah Galloway, Scranton; Nicholas Garcia, Scranton; Kiana Guy, Matamoras; Dylan Guzman, Gouldsboro; Oscar Hernandez, Scranton; Jonathan Juarez, Scranton; Rosa Martinez, Scranton; Jesus Nunez-Pazos, Scranton; Andy Perez, Scranton; Jaidan Perez, Jefferson Twp.; Anaclara Quintilliano, Clarks Summit; Hannia Ramierez, Scranton; Elizabeth Wasylyk, Moscow; and Anderson Zou, Scranton.
SCRANTON — After more than two hours of interviews, the city Democratic Party executive committee tapped attorney Christopher Cullen as its nominee for mayor in the Nov. 5 special election.
Neighbors meet: Hill Neighborhood Association meeting, Aug. 28, 6 p.m., lower level of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Taylor Avenue at Ash Street.
The 162 annual Harford Fair opened Monday in Susquehanna County.
The fair features food, rides, truck and tractor pulls, monster truck freestyle, a rodeo, demolition derby, live animals, chain-saw carving demonstrations, live music and more.
A flurry of last-minute applicants means the Lackawanna County Republican Party executive committee will have nine prospective Scranton mayor candidates to interview tonight.
Five more applied before the Republican deadline passed Sunday night, county party Chairman Lance Stange Jr. said.
■ April Baton and Robert Henbest, both of Clarks Summit.
■ Bryan Alan Nelson and Heather Lynn Whitesell, both of Clarks Summit.
■ Delenia Rodriguez Garcia and Jesus Acosta, both of Scranton.
SCRANTON — Lackawanna County’s veterans affairs office and Area Agency on Aging will distribute farmers market vouchers to eligible veterans Thursday at the VA office, the county said Monday.
CARBONDALE — Just two days before an application deadline to receive $2 million in state funding for a downtown redevelopment project, the city will seek another extension because the developer failed to provide enough documentation, officials said.
Aug. 20, 1979
20,000 at the Downs
for Pennsylvania Jam
Pocono Downs was filled Aug. 19 with more than 20,000 people for Pennsylvania Jam ’79.
President Judge Michael Barrasse sentenced the following defendants recently in Lackawanna County Court:
Eric C. Barden, 40, 57 E. Parker St., Scranton, to 30 months of court supervision, including three months of house arrest, and a $1,000 fine for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and DUI — tier three, first offense.