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Good News From Lackawanna County

-Olivia Zehel, Community Intervention Center (CIC) and Kevin’s Worldwide honored
  L-r, Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Paul Dougherty, West Scranton Intermediate Principal; Donna Barbetti, Women’s Commission President;   Ms. Zehel, first place winner; Caitlyn Robinson, second place winner; Angelina Wheeler; third place winner; Michelle Borthwick, West Scranton Intermediate School Teacher; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.
L-r, Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Paul Dougherty, West Scranton Intermediate Principal; Donna Barbetti, Women’s Commission President; Ms. Zehel, first place winner; Caitlyn Robinson, second place winner; Angelina Wheeler; third place winner; Michelle Borthwick, West Scranton Intermediate School Teacher; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.
 L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Jason Griffiths, CIC Homeless Outreach Case Manager; Michele Matyjevich, CIC Psychiatric Social Rehab Counselor; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.
L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Jason Griffiths, CIC Homeless Outreach Case Manager; Michele Matyjevich, CIC Psychiatric Social Rehab Counselor; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.
 L-r, Commissioner O’Brien, Kevin and Scott Tinkelman, Kevin’s owners; and Scranton Mayor William Courtright.
L-r, Commissioner O’Brien, Kevin and Scott Tinkelman, Kevin’s owners; and Scranton Mayor William Courtright.
Good News from Lackawanna County-Olivia Zehel,  a student at West Scranton Intermediate School, won the 2014 Lackawanna County Women’s Commission Bookmark contest with her design recognizing the efforts of Mother Mary Germaine O’Neill, who founded Marywood University.  Mother O’Neill’s passion was to provide young women with the opportunity to attend college.  Her determination helped to shape the lives and careers of thousands of women.  In 2015, Marywood will celebrate 100 years of educational excellence, thanks to Mother O’Neill.


The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to the staff of the Community Intervention Center (CIC), N. Seventh Avenue, Scranton, for its role in offering a variety of personal empowerment, housing and self-sustaining recovery activities for individuals in the area.  The agency’s Behavioral Health Drop in Center is in its 42nd year of operation and is open seven days a week from 8 AM – 7 PM.  The CIC also administers self-help meetings, detox treatment referrals, a day shelter program and a daily meal service.


 

Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, left, presented a “Certificate of Recognition” to officials from Kevin’s Worldwide to mark the company’s 20th anniversary.  A fifth generation family-owned business located in Scranton, Kevin’s is one of America’s largest distributors of promotional products, uniforms and apparel.  For the past three years, Kevin’s has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America.


(Information from Joseph A. D'Arienzo
Lackawanna County Communications Director

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