ESU Grads Battle Ebola

It’s hot and humid. It’s the kind of day when you sweat through your socks before lunch. The days are long and exhausting for East Stroudsburg University grads Lieutenant John Pesce and Commander Robert Windom as they fight the ebola epidemic in Monrovia, Liberia, in West Africa. Doctors and nurses from across the globe who are responding to the urgent need to treat ebola patients are also among those most at risk to become infected. Pesce and Windom helped run a 25-bed ebola treatment unit designed for healthcare workers who have contracted or been exposed to the disease. (read more)

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Letters to the Editor 3/31/2015

Clean energy ally Editor: Why don’t more people support alternative energy? It’s cost-effective, clean and nearly unlimited. It comes from the sun, wind, seas and biofuel.

Community Events Listings, March 31, 2015

Abingtons League meets: Abington Heights Civic League meeting Monday, 7 p.m., clubhouse, 115 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit; 570-587-3101. Archbald Holiday schedule: Friday recycling pickup moved to Monday. Dalton Bunny event: Dalton Lions Club Breakfast wit

School Notes 3/30/2015

Abington Heights Abington Heights Students shone during the NEPA Odyssey of the Mind Regional competition on March 14 at Pocono Mountain West High School.

Police, March 30

City police seek missing teen Hazleton police are looking for a city teenager reported missing Sunday. Police said Ashley Baiza, 15, was reported missing at 5:54 a.m. from the 100 block of East Chestnut Street. She is described as a Hispanic female standi

Lackawanna County school taxes drive majority of burden

Driven by school taxes, North Abington Twp. has the highest tax burden in Lackawanna County for 2015, a Sunday Times tax analysis has found.