Man sues Glen Summit Co.
A Mountain Top man has filed a lawsuit in Luzerne County Court against the development in which he lives, alleging damaged, unmarketable property and harassment.
Frederick Heller, of Lake Road, Glen Summit, filed the suit against the Glen Summit Co., alleging counts of breach of quiet enjoyment, negligence, harassment and trespassing. He is requesting more than $100,000 in damages.
Heller filed the suit on his own behalf, accusing the Glen Summit Co. of storing vehicles and chemicals on his property, causing the soil to become contaminated and “rendering the property unmarketable.”
Heller also alleges the Glen Summit Co. has not given him the entire parcel of land he owns and has damaged his property with snow removal equipment. He also alleges firearms have been pointed at his property in a “threatening and intimidating manner” and that false criminal complaints have been filed against him “in an attempt to silence him.”
Youth league officer accused
State police at Shickshinny charged Mary Elizabeth Kramer, 46, of Shickshinny, on charges she stole money from the Northwest Area Junior Football/Cheerleader League she once directed.
Kramer was arraigned Wednesday on charges of theft and forgery. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $55,035 bail.
State police allege Kramer, as president of the youth football and cheerleader league, withdrew money and wrote herself checks from two accounts from July 2012 and May.
In total, state police said, Kramer stole $15,035. Most of the money was intended to purchase new uniforms for players and cheerleaders, state police said.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 19.
Ball field project postponed
Due to rainfall this week, the Adopt-a-Field beautification project scheduled for today at the South Scranton Little League field has been postponed.
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Lake-Lehman teacher honored
Michael Novrocki, a Lake-Lehman High School teacher, was selected as winner for the National History Day Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year in the 2013 senior division.
The Behring Award recognizes teachers for exemplary commitment to helping students develop their interest in history through the use of creative teaching methods and helping them make discoveries about the past. Novrocki was selected from a pool of more than 50 teachers.
Novrocki received the award before a crowd of thousands at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest on Thursday at the University of Maryland at College Park.
National History Day in Pennsylvania is the state component of a nationwide program that engages students in historical research and exploration. Students select a topic based on the annual theme, research and analyze primary and secondary sources, draw conclusions and create projects to demonstrate their learning.
Lake-Lehman High School has won the Outstanding School Award in the Senior Division for 14 years in a row at the regional National History Day contest and this year received the Outstanding School position at the state-level competition.
Public can hunt for artist’s work
The keynote speaker for the Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner, graffiti artist Erik Wahl, will conduct an “art drop” next week when he visits Scranton. The world-renowned artist will hide an original piece of his work somewhere in downtown Scranton and then offer clues to its location via Facebook and Twitter starting Tuesday. The first person to find Wahl’s work may keep it.
Wahl’s artwork has sold for more than $25,000 at charity auctions.
There are limited tickets available for the chamber’s 145th annual dinner to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, visit www.scrantonchamber.com or www.facebook.com/scrantonchamber.