April 1, 2016 |
Pennsylvania American Water announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of the Scranton Sewer Authority for $195 million. The company, a subsidiary of American Water of Voorhees, already provides water service to the sewer system's 31,000 customers. The transaction, which went through a 10-month bidding process, requires the approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the state Public Utility Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
March 25, 2016 |
Richard G. Lonsdorf, 93, of Gladwyne, a professor of psychiatry and law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a nationally known expert on the insanity defense, died Friday, March 18. Dr. Lonsdorf died of congestive heart failure at the Waverly Heights retirement community. In the 1950s, Dr. Lonsdorf, by then a psychiatrist, agreed to help the school develop a course in forensic law, dealing with legal issues relating to the criminal mind. The course became a mainstay of the curriculum, and Dr. Lornsdorf taught it for more than 40 years to generations of Philadelphia lawyers and judges.
January 4, 2016 |
SCRANTON - After a career in surgery that spanned four decades, Gino Mori decided to head back to medical school in 2013 to fill some gaps in his education. After all, he completed his undergraduate education in science at Pennsylvania State University in 1953, the year scientists James Watson and Francis Crick are credited with discovering the structure of DNA. "You can imagine that basic science had changed quite a bit," he said with a smile. The 83-year-old physician completed about 40,000 surgeries in his 371/2 years in medicine, but after retiring Jan. 1, 2001, his lifelong thirst for knowledge pushed him back to school.
December 31, 2015
Mary Scranton, 97, the widow of former Pennsylvania governor and presidential candidate William Warren Scranton, died Saturday at a retirement community in Montecito, Calif. Her husband was a progressive Republican from the northeastern Pennsylvania city named after his wealthy family. He was elected to Congress in 1960 and served one term before he was elected governor in 1962. His foray into presidential politics occurred in 1964, during his one term as governor. He emerged as a moderately liberal alternative to conservative Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater.
August 21, 2015 |
ON TUESDAY, The Phillies placed rookie third baseman Maikel Franco on the 15-day DL with a fractured left wrist, and called up 24-year-old outfielder Aaron Altherr from the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The Agua Fria High School (Avondale, Ariz.) product made his first career start in rightfield on Wednesday after playing three innings and batting 0-for-2 in relief of Jeff Francoeur the night before; he entered yesterday's game batting 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in three career games as a Phillie.
May 29, 2015 |
SOMETIMES IT doesn't matter nearly as much where you came from as how far you believe your talent, will and dreams can take you. Even if you're from Scranton and determined at a young age that what you wanted most of all was to become a big-time golfer. Welcome to the journey according to Temple's Brandon Matthews. Usually, if the PGA Tour is the carrot you're chasing, the best route is to play for a program that's south of the Mason-Dixon Line, which at least allows you to work on your game year-round.
April 9, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Tuesday stood by embattled state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, saying that despite her looming legal problems, she still can carry out the duties of her office and does not need to resign. In an interview in the Capitol, Wolf acknowledged that Kane, the first woman and Democrat elected to the office, must work to keep the public's support as she awaits a decision on whether she will face criminal charges. But that doesn't mean she needs to step down, he said.
August 18, 2014 |
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - One shares a name with a fairytale princess; another, with a real-life royalty. Yesterday, the little Evans redheads couldn't wait to watch athletic majesty. Fiona, 12, and Kate, 8, patiently waited in their seats behind third base at Lemade Stadium for the Taney Dragons to play their first Little League World Series game. Specifically, they waited to watch Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old starting pitcher for the Philadelphia all-star squad. "I want to see the girl pitcher," said Fiona, who plays third base in softball back home in Scranton.
March 17, 2014 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A strip by Rachel Day. A steal by Aubree Brown. Jess Kaminski meets the opposing point guard just after she crosses midcourt, rattling her enough that she makes a bad decision. Down to the last person on the roster, the members of the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team play relentless defense. The Vikings' feet never stop moving, and their hands fly everywhere. Scranton Prep found that out the hard way Saturday, as Wood defeated the Classics, 48-33, in a PIAA Class AAA state quarterfinal at Bethlehem Freedom.
November 15, 2013 |
Jeffrey M. Kornblau, 56, of Huntingdon Valley, a lawyer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who specialized in injury cases, died Monday, Nov. 11, of complications from a stem-cell transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1985, Mr. Kornblau opened a civil-litigation law firm in Philadelphia and Scranton, advocating for victims of injury, accidents, medical negligence, and other types of negligence. The practice expanded, and in 1987, he partnered with his wife, the former Lynn Sare, to establish Kornblau & Kornblau with offices in Jenkintown, Philadelphia, and Scranton.