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Disgusting Vandalism at Old Forge High School  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- A school in Lackawanna County was littered with spray-painted swastikas, offensive names, and even human waste. Officers said Joshua ...



Teen accused of vandalizing Pa. school with swastikas and poop tells cops he's 'sovereign citizen' subject to 'no laws'  PennLive

Turns out a teen apparently didn't like going to school very much and he let it show with everything from swastikas to pooping on the floor, cops say.



Frank Scavo Voted Out as Old Forge School Board President  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- A school board president in Lackawanna County has had his title taken away. Frank Scavo was voted out as president of the Old Forge ...



Old Forge School Board Solicitor Sends Scathing Resignation Letter  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- Just weeks after the Old Forge School Board voted to remove its president following some offensive social media posts, the board's solicitor ...



Old Forge Mayor’s Facebook Post Calls for High-profile Democrats to be Shot  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- Another politician in Lackawanna County is facing heat this week after allegedly making an offense post on social media. The mayor of Old ...



Old Forge High School PRIDE students - School  The Triboro Banner

Old Forge School High School has named its Devil PRIDE high school students. The students were chosen based on their recognition for outstanding ...



Old Forge Mayor Speaks Out About Facebook Post  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- A borough mayor in Lackawanna County is speaking out one day after offensive comments found on his Facebook page were exposed.



Classic Cars on Display in Old Forge  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- The Old Forge Historical Society held its first ever car show on Sunday. Cars packed the lot at the Eagle McClure Hose Company.



Junkyard Owner Ordered to Clean Up Property  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- The owner of a problem property in Lackawanna County avoided jail time by agreeing to clean up his junkyard in Old Forge in under 100 ...



10th Year for Kiel Eigen Charity Basketball Tournament  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- It's the 10th year for a charity basketball tournament in Lackawanna County for a former high school football player who was paralyzed.



Old Forge @ Lackawanna Trail  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Old Forge got the better of the Lions during the regular season, but this one is for the District Title in Class 1-A…



Mahanoy Area Girls Beat Old Forge in State Quarterfinals  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

The Mahanoy Area girls basketball team defeated Old Forge 54-40 in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class "AA" Tournament.…



Old Forge Transforming into Snow Forge for Holiday Celebration  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- Old Forge is slowly transforming in Snow Forge. 65 Christmas trees were dropped off at shops and businesses in the Lackawanna County ...



2018-2019 Old Forge High School cheerleaders  The Sunday Dispatch

Members of the 2018-2019 Old Forge High School cheerleading squad are, from left, first row, Marissa Horn, Hannah Lisowski, Cassandra Nocera…



Judge Tours Junkyard  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- A county judge toured an alleged illegal junkyard in Lackawanna County on Thursday. Old Forge borough officials have been asking the ...



Old Forge High School honor roll for third quarter of 2018-19  The Triboro Banner

John Rushefski, superintendent of the Old Forge School District announced the third quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year: Grade 12. Hannah Acevedo ...



Holy Cross vs Old Forge girls basketball  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Holy Cross and Old Forge played for the District 2 girls 'AA' basketball crown. Lady Crusaders won 43-38.…



Police in Old Forge Find Remnants of Meth Lab  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- Police in Lackawanna County found remnants of a meth lab in a home on Tuesday evening. According to police, they were called to the ...



Candidate Criticized for Facebook Posts  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- A candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is facing fire for what many are calling anti-Muslim rants on his Facebook page.



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Woman Charged After Alleged Attempt to Kill Elderly Aunt  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- In Lackawanna County police have arrested a woman on charges she tried to kill her elderly aunt. Officers in Old Forge charged Carrie ...



Former Scranton High School Student Identified as Elementary School Streaker  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Scranton police have charged a former Scranton High School student with vandalizing an elementary school. Students went back to class ...



Two Years Since Disappearance of Robert Baron  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- It's now been two years since a businessman from Old Forge vanished. Robert Baron went missing in January of 2017. After the ...



Grocery Store in Old Forge Closes without Notice  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- A long-time grocery store suddenly closed its doors this week in Lackawanna County. Customer after customer tried to walk into Ray's ...



Read all about it - News  The Triboro Banner

Extra, extra, here's a hot scoop. Old Forge Junior-Senior High School now has its very own student newspaper. After years without a journalism presence, the ...



Mary Lou’s Pizza  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

It's a family affair in Old Forge. We visit a place where several family members have small businesses. We learn how to make Old Forge Style Pizza at Mary Lou's ...



Coaches Corner Preview: Old Forge and Lackawanna League  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Steve Armillay stops by Old Forge to chat with Brett Wargo on the Blue Devil's Preps for the 2018 season. The Coaches' Corner Team breaks down the ...



Officers Guard Old Forge  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE -- Last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida led to a national conversation about gun control and security changes in schools across the ...



Flooding Buckles Road in Old Forge  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- The flooding problems continue in Lackawanna County Tuesday morning. The Lackawanna River, where it meets Lonesome Road in Old ...



Veterans Honored in Old Forge  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- Veterans both surviving and deceased were honored in Lackawanna County. The Old Forge Hometown Hero Committee held a ceremony ...



$150,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Lackawanna County  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- While the Powerball jackpot keeps growing larger, one lucky person in Lackawanna County is $150000 richer. The Powerball ticket worth ...



Firefighters Rescue Dog from Old Forge Sinkhole  wnep.com

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- Emergency crews were able to rescue a dog that fell into a sinkhole in Old Forge. A firefighter from Old Forge was lowered down and pulled ...



Work Begins on Lonesome Road in Lackawanna County  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- Emergency roadwork is finally underway in part of Lackawanna County on a roadway ruined by flooding. It's been about two months since ...



Here comes the Bunny Easter events for kids are planned all over the area  Valley Advantage

Easter arrives a bit later than usual this year. But with that April 21 date comes the chance of better weather for a good, old-fashioned Easter egg hunt for the kids ...



Lakeland Considers Changes to Elementary Schools  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The Lakeland School District is looking at reconfiguring its school buildings. The district in Lackawanna County has two elementary ...



Reviving a classic - News  The Triboro Banner

The Old Forge Junior-Senior High School Drama Club is taking on one of the great works in the Broadway canon for its spring musical. Next weekend, the ...



UPDATE: Scranton Police Looking for Alleged School Vandals Caught on Camera  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

UPDATE: Police have identified the juveniles seen on security cameras. SCRANTON, Pa. -- Police say someone vandalized an outdoor classroom at an ...



OLD FORGE GRAD'S FLAG ON DISPLAY - School  The Triboro Banner

Michael Polasky (right), a 2011 graduate of Old Forge High School and owner of the Proud to Support Flag Co.,” donated a wooden Blue Devil American Flag ...



CLASS REUNION - News  The Triboro Banner

The Old Forge High School class of 1958 held its 60th reunion at Cafe Rinaldi recently. More than 40 classmates attended the reunion, which featured a cocktail ...



Scattered School Schedules?  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

KINGSTON, Pa. -- Tuesday morning was the sunny but frigid start of another school day at Wyoming Valley West Middle School in Kingston. This time of year, ...



Bob Butts Jr., Cee Kay Auto Parts Founder, Has Died  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- A businessman from our area who was also known for his support of a natural wellness program has died. Bob Butts Jr. of Old Forge was the ...



Republican Candidates Stump in Democratic-heavy Lackawanna County on Election Eve  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- Polls in Pennsylvania open at 7 a.m. Tuesday. In Lackawanna County on the eve of Election Day, several candidates were out stumping for ...



‘Swatting’ Threat Keeps Line Mountain Closed on Monday  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- There was no school Monday for students and teachers in a district in central Pennsylvania. State police are still ...



Protesters Call for Officers’ Firing After Video of High School Fight Goes Viral  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Protesters gathered outside the Hazleton Area School District administration building Wednesday night, angry about the way school ...



Old Forge Police Investigating Locations Connected to Robert Baron Case  wnep.com

Old Forge Police & detectives from the Lackawanna Co. DA's Office are out in Old Forge today investigating the Robert Baron missing person case.



Former Cop Sentenced to Probation  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

DURYEA, Pa. -- A former Duryea police officer who allegedly tried to cover up a crash his wife was involved in while she was on a suspended license was ...



Old Forge Principal Chris Thomas stays involved with Little League World Series  The Sunday Dispatch

Old Forge High School Principal Chris Thomas served as home plate umpire for the International Championship game between Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South ...



Nowhere to Hide: More Cameras Capturing Our Almost Every Move  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

From a smashing sight in Old Forge, a shoving scene in Scranton, a customer trying to take down a bank robber near Carbondale, the doorbell licker from ...



Local Couple Cancels Honeymoon to Dominican Republic After Deaths of American Tourists  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- The mysterious deaths of four American tourists in the Dominican Republic since April has some travelers rethinking their plans. Alyssa ...



LIFE-SAVING EFFORT - School  The Triboro Banner

During the summer, a student who was working at Old Forge High School developed a brain aneurysm. Teachers Jennifer White and Daniel Mozeleski, along ...



Old Forge Woodworker Building Custom-Made American Flags  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

OLD FORGE -- Michael Polasky of Old Forge has been making things out of wood for over a decade. Now, the 25 year old has made a business out of his ...



2019 Triboro Banner Readers' Choice Award winners - News  The Triboro Banner

The ballots are counted, and the results are in. Triboro Banner readers, via paper and online votes, chose the best of the best of the Triboro area, and the ...



Elementary Students Push for Seatbelts on School Buses  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

TAYLOR, Pa. -- Elementary students in Lackawanna County are pushing for a new law in Pennsylvania to get seatbelts on all school buses. Rylie Secor is a first ...



Friends Remember ‘Bright & Burgeoning’ Brian Swatt  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

MAYFIELD, Pa. -- The news of one popular young man's death has many people reeling. Brian Swatt passed away Friday in a car crash near Pittsburgh.



Train Derailment Caught on Camera in Lackawanna County  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

DICKSON CITY, Pa. -- Four train cars were caught on camera as they fell off the tracks Tuesday in Lackawanna County.



Burger King Getting a New Look in Old Forge  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- People with a craving for a Whopper will have to drive a little farther. A Burger King in Lackawanna County is getting knocked down to make way ...



Old Forge, Former Police Chief Win Civil Trial  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- A five-year saga involving the borough of Old Forge and its police and fire departments came to an end inside a federal courtroom in Scranton.



Area Teacher Charged After Fleeing Police  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- A teacher is charged with fleeing police and resisting arrest for an incident last weekend in Lackawanna County. Police tell Newswatch 16 Ross ...



Swastikas Painted on Businesses in Bradford County  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

TROY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Three businesses were vandalized in one part of Bradford County and some believe it's a hate crime. Vandals spray-painted swastikas ...



Parents, Students Lash out at School Board After Bullying Possibly Led to Student’s Suicide  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Tempers flared at an emotional school board meeting in Columbia County after a tragedy in the school community. Emotional ...



Local Pride as Lackawanna Trail Lions Get Ready for State Championship  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

FACTORYVILLE, Pa. -- A high school football team from a school district in Wyoming and Lackawanna counties clinched their spot in the state championship ...



Softball Field of Dreams game set - Sports  The Wyoming County Examiner

Rosters for the Inaugural Field of Dreams High School Softball All-Star Game presented by Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau and ...



Master's degree earned - News  The Triboro Banner

SUBMITTED PHOTO Brendan Stinson, an Old Forge High School graduate who is in his senior year at Slippery Rock University, recently presented ”Defying ...



Important field trip - School  The Triboro Banner

SUBMITTED PHOTO. Old Forge High School Students who take United States History II classes attended a Holocaust symposium at the Hilton in Scranton ...



‘Modern-day Bonnie and Clyde’ Nabbed after $1 Million Burglary Spree  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Investigators believe they've caught the couple responsible for almost $1 million worth of burglaries in the area. Both Francis and Dorri Smith ...



Biological Evidence Found Inside Old Forge Restaurant Linked to Missing Man  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- The Lackawanna County District Attorney now says that blood and a tooth found inside a restaurant in Old Forge belong to the restaurant's owner ...



Police Continue to Search for Robert Baron  wnep.com

OLD FORGE, Pa. -- Police were back at Robert Baron's restaurant Ghigarelli's looking for clues as to where the missing man is. The police presence caught the ...



Holy Cross Runs Past Lackawanna Trail to Reach District Title  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Tyler Mozeleski scored a game-high 16 points, and the Holy Cross boys basketball team ran past Lackawanna Trail 55-28 in the District II, Class "AA" semifinals.



No Insurance, No Ambulance In Old Forge  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- An ambulance *service* in Lackawanna County has been shut down because it's been operating without some necessary insurance. The problem ...



Old Forge Blue Devils Welcomed Home as Heroes  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- It was a caravan of fire trucks and police vehicles escorting the Blue Devils as they returned home to Old Forge Veterans Memorial Stadium.



STUDENTS COUNCIL RAISES FUNDS TO AID CLASSMATE - School  The Triboro Banner

The Old Forge High School Student Council recently sponsored Donation Delay Day to raise money for Riverside freshman Arianna Dubernas Ryman.



ELEMENTARY MUSIC CONCERT - School  The Triboro Banner

The Old Forge School District has begun its annual elementary school spring concert series. The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students will perform on Thursday, ...



Restaurant Owner Listed as Missing  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- A longtime business owner in Old Forge has vanished and police believe he may be in danger. Their investigation is focused on his family's ...



Drug Bust Forces School Lockdown  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- A drug bust forced a school lockdown in Lackawanna County on Thursday. Officers from multiple departments raided a home along Union Street ...



PA Turnpike Commission to Raise Tolls on January 5th  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- If you ask drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike how they feel about the tolls they pay, you'll get pretty much the same response.



Carbondale Area Creates School Police Department  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

CARBONDALE, Pa. -- The Carbondale Area School District approved a new hire this week: a police officer. The retired trooper rounds out the school's own ...



Felittese Festival Mass in Old Forge  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- A special mass was held on Sunday as part of the Old Forge Felittese Festival. Dozens of people gathered at Saint Mary's Church on West Grace ...



OLD FORGE GOLF - School  The Triboro Banner

The Old Forge High School girls' golf team are, from left, kneeling: Jenna Hutchinson, Hannah Shurteff, Areyonna Tompkins, Lexi Tayoun, Abrianna Killino, ...



Prison Sentence for Deadly Crash in Old Forge  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- A man will spend four to eight years in prison for a crash that killed his passenger in Lackawanna County. Cory Uhrin of Old Forge learned his ...



Robert Baron: Missing for One Week  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- It was Thursday, January 26th, that was the day 58-year-old Robert Baron was reported missing by family. Baron failed to show up at work and ...



Back to Class After Fire at Northwest Area High School  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Back to school at Northwest Area Middle/ High School near Shickshinny after fire last month! pic.twitter.com/BaWkzP3drn. — Sarah Buynovsky WNEP ...



After Being Lost for Two Months, Family’s Pet Collie Is Back Home  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

CARBONDALE, Pa. -- It was a homecoming more than two months in the making for one family and their dog in Lackawanna County. After their dog ran away, ...



Dining Room Delivery  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A family is back together after a sudden birth required help from first responders in Lackawanna County. Newswatch 16 caught up ...



Some Recycling Questions Answered  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- In recent days, many viewers have reached out to Newswatch 16 with questions about what can and cannot be recycled.



Remembering “Sid”  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- A well-known state representative is being remembered for his contributions in and out of the political realm. Rep. Sid Michaels ...



Burglar Caught on Camera  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

DUNMORE, Pa. -- Police are looking for a burglar who was caught on camera in Lackawanna County. Police in Dunmore say the man broke down a door of a ...



Lakeland Senior Banned from School After Being Accused of Rape by Three Classmates  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A high school senior in Lackawanna County will no longer be allowed in school after being charged with raping three fellow students.



KIEL EIGEN RETURNS TO ALMA MATER, OLD FORGE HIGH SCHOOL  The Triboro Banner

Kiel Eigen (below) spoke to 400 students trecently at his alma mater, Old Forge High School. Eigen talked about the support he continues to receive after his ...



Power To Save: Recycle Coach App  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

TAYLOR, Pa. -- Recycling rejection has been an issue throughout Lackawanna County. To help sort out the confusion, one community is using a mobile app.



Old Forge in National Spotlight for Being Self-Proclaimed Pizza Capital  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- A community in Lackawanna County whose claim to fame is being the pizza capital of the world is now getting national attention for its tasty trays.



CLASS REUNIONS - Arts & Living  Citizens Voice

Ashley/Ashley-Sugar Notch High School is planning its fifth all-class reunion. For information, contact Mary Gorham Carr at 570-883-0443. Bishop Hoban High ...



Matt McGloin Shares Positive Message at Catholic Elementary Schools  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

JESSUP, Pa. -- Former Penn State and NFL quarterback Matt McGloin had a positive message for students at a school in Lackawanna County. McGloin spoke ...



Fans Flock to PNC Field for Tim Tebow Debut Against the RailRiders  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

MOOSIC, Pa. -- With the crack of the bat, it was finally time to play ball. A rain delay forced the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game against the Syracuse ...



Envirothon competitors - School  The Triboro Banner

SUBMITTED PHOTO. Students from Old Forge High School competed in the Lackawanna/Wyoming County Envirothon recently. They were in competition with ...



Woman Accused of Being High, Causing Deadly Wreck  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- Police charged a woman Thursday with being high on cocaine when she caused a deadly crash in Lackawanna County. Janet Rinaldi, 58, of Old ...



Old Forge Honor Society - School  The Triboro Banner

The Old Forge High School Honor Society induction was held recently. Aimee Thomas is Honor Society advisor. Juniors. From left, front row: Julia Kuckla, ...



Talk About Brain Power! Area Students Prep for Odyssey of the Mind World Finals  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Students from several area schools have qualified for Odyssey of the Mind World Finals later this month. Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey spotlighted some of the ...



Swastikas Spray-painted on Buildings in Milton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

MILTON, Pa. -- Some people in Milton woke up Saturday morning to find swastikas spray-painted on their buildings. Others noticed their vehicles were ...



Several Students Taken to Hospitals after School Bus Crash  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- Some students had a rough bus ride to school Friday morning in Lackawanna County. School officials say 40 students in the Old Forge School ...



Finding Robert Baron: Family Makes Appeal for Information  wnep.com

OLD FORGE -- A family from Lackawanna County is desperate for information about their father's disappearance. Two months have now passed since Robert ...



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