Police: man exposed
himself to students
A white blond man reportedly exposed himself to a pair of E.L. Meyers High School students around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a city police report.
The man, described as being in his 20s with light facial hair and wearing a gray sweatshirt, was driving a maroon-colored sedan when he first approached the students near the corner of Hanover and Church streets. He asked them if they wanted a ride, police said.
The students responded “no,” and walked on, police said.
The man approached them again near the corner of Barney and Horton streets and asked the same question. The students again told him “no,” police said.
When the man approached them a third time near the Horton and Regent streets intersection, he exposed himself and then fled, police said.
McGloin to appear at
children’s center event
Matt McGloin, former Penn State quarterback now playing for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, along with a number of other NFL and Penn State players will appear on behalf of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania at St. Mary’s Center in downtown Scranton on March 1.
McGloin will attend two events at St. Mary’s: “Tailgate for Kids’ with Matt McGloin and Friends” from noon to 3 p.m., open to the public with a $10 donation; and later at 7 p.m., at a private reception with a $100 donation.
Children accompanied by an adult can enjoy games and meet McGloin and other players for autographs and pictures. All proceeds will directly benefit the children seen at the advocacy center. Learn more at www.cacnepa.org.
seats also on ballot
In addition to statewide, congressional and other seats on the ballot this year, so too are seats on the Luzerne County Democratic committee.
To gets one’s name on the ballot for these positions, one must obtain 10 signatures on their nominating petition.
For Democrats, one man and one woman are elected per precinct. For Republicans, which won’t be on the ballot until 2016, it’s the top two voter getters, regardless of sex, in each precinct.
Districts take appeal
to nation’s highest court
Dallas and Pittston Area school districts have taken their case against the Northeast Pennsylvania School District Health Trust to the U.S. Supreme Court, attorney Howard Levinson confirmed.
In 2007 the two districts withdrew from the trust, a consortium of area districts and schools formed to lower health insurance costs. The districts then sued for what they claimed was their share of a burgeoning trust surplus, which exceeded $20 million at one point.
In December 2011 then-Luzerne County Judge Lewis Wetzel ruled in favor of the districts, but that was overturned on appeal.
The Pittston Area School Board was told in December that the suit has cost the two districts more than $800,000 total. A win could net about $8 million, if Wetzel’s ruling is reinstated. But a loss could leave the districts owing the trust more than $200,000 sought in a counterclaim.