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Scranton is located in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. Present-day Scranton and the surrounding area had been inhabited by the native Lenape tribe, from whose language "Lackawanna" (or "le-can-hanna", meaning "stream that forks") is derived. Gradually, settlers from New England came to the area in the late 1700s, establishing mills and other small businesses, and their village became known as Slocum Hollow.

Population: 72485
Local Newspapers: The Times-Tribune
Local Sports Teams: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Triple A Baseball) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Local Colleges: Lackawanna College Marywood University

Zip Codes associated with scranton, pennsylvania: 18503 18504 18505 18507 18508 18509 18510 18512 18517 18519
Towns/Cities near scranton, pennsylvania : Dunmore Taylor Moscow Clarks Summit Clarks Green Archbald Olyphant Dickson City Carbondale Mt Cobb Jessup

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Town Hall Meeting: Protests And Points In Favor

Some folks at the town hall meeting say Mayor Bill Courtright answered most of the unanswered questions. Others say the mayor stumbled badly, especially when he tried to explain why it took 50 lawyers and $3.1 million to make the sale happen.

Police: 2 armed men robbed Avoca bank

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Zoning law not likely to trip up medical pot facility

Access the Citizens' Voice e-Edition on your computer or smart device in its original print format. Home delivery subscribers can read it free! Digital Only Subscription Read the digital e-Edition of The Citizens' Voice on your PC or mobile device, and have 24/7 access to breaking news, local sports, contests, and more at citizensvoice.com or on our mobile apps.

PEL hearing on 3-year exit plan for Scranton to shed Act 47 label of financially distressed

From left, Jim Rose of the State Department of Community and Economic Development; and from the Pennsylvania Economy League, Matt Domines, Lynne Shedlock, and Gerald Cross listen to concerned residents during Pennsylvania Economy League's hearing on the 3-year exit plan for Scranton to shed Act 47 distressed status at Scranton City Hall on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer Gerald Cross listens to concerned residents during Pennsylvania Economy League's hearing on the 3-year exit plan for Scranton to shed Act 47 distressed status at Scranton City Hall on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Scranton eyeing temporary fix of backyard holes because permanent fix still a few years away

A temporary fix of a broken underground culvert that is causing big holes in some Green Ridge backyards is in the works because a permanent solution remains years away. Scranton officials for assessment and design of temporary improvements to the underground conduit channeling the intermittent Meadow Brook, according to a public notice in The Times-Tribune.

Erie-Lackawanna group adds circus cars to collection

In this June 13, 2017 photo, two sleeper cars from a former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train sit temporarily parked on railroad tracks behind the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, Pa.

The Peach Music Festival announces tribute to Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks

The late Gregg Allman and fellow Allman Brothers Band co-founder Butch Trucks will be honored at this year's Peach Music Festival in Scranton.

Pa. high school valedictorian silenced at graduation finishes speech on 'Kimmel'21 minutes ago

A Pennsylvania high school valedictorian whose graduation speech was cut off after he criticized Wyoming Area School District administrators may have gotten the last laugh this week, thanks to a little help from Jimmy Kimmel. In 2017 Wyoming Area High School valedictorian and class president speech, Peter Butera said that the "authoritative attitude" of several administrators and teachers in the district "prevents students from truly developing as leaders."

Sewer Sale Town Hall Meeting Set for Thursday

There will be town hall meeting this week in Scranton so residents can learn more about the sale of the city's sewer authority. The mayor said that meeting will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lackawanna College on Vine Street.

Man charged in violent May assault

Scranton police detectives used surveillance video and taxi records to track down and charge a 30-year-old man in connection to a violent robbery last month, police said. Police said Tyran Dowdell, 316 N. Hyde Park Ave., Scranton, and three other men set upon two night club patrons as they left a Linden Street bar on May 5. Police believe Dowdell beat one victim while others beat and robbed the second victim.

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Big changes are coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Plains Twp. casino will not hold a fireworks display for the July 4 holiday or Oktoberfest in the fall, according to Tony Carlucci, president and CEO of Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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Big changes are coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Plains Twp. casino will not hold a fireworks display for the July 4 holiday or Oktoberfest in the fall, according to Tony Carlucci, president and CEO of Mohegan Sun Pocono.

State awards first permits to grow and process medical marijuana

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Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, including teen in extreme race

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Battling and Buzzing off Cancer

Every other year, the owner of a barber shop in Honesdale partners with the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute to "buzz off" cancer. Folks in the community agree to shave their heads and beards all while raising money.

Festival Preview: Camp Bisco 2017

Are you into the idea of floating down a lazy river or sliding down a water funnel as some of the biggest names in electro-jam music perform mere feet away from you? Does the concept of spending three days partying at a ski resort in the beautiful Poconos Mountains sound like something you might enjoy? These ideas may sound almost mythical in the mainstream music festival circuit, but Camp Bisco is the furthest thing from a "typical" festival. This year, Camp Bisco takes place from July 13-15 at Montage Mountain ski resort, a winter getaway on the outskirts of Scranton, PA, that transforms into the ultimate music venue for one of the Northeast's most distinctive festivals.

Hospitals, synagogue trip over each other in expansion plan

Commonwealth Health's plans to connect its two Scranton hospitals once included simplifying a long-standing parking arrangement between Moses Taylor Hospital and one of its neighbors. However, talks of a land swap between Temple Israel of Scranton and its hospital neighbor fell apart when neither could come to an agreement.

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