First Posted: 5/9/2007
Commissioners A.J. Munchak, Robert C. Cordaro and Michael J. Washo on Tuesday in Scranton delivered a proclamation that Thursday, May 10, 2007 is hereby "The Abington Journal Day" in Lackawanna County. The Commissioners recognized the newspaper in celebration of 60 years in business and for its recent Keystone Press Awards for photography, page design and writing. The Abington Journal, located at 211 South State Street in Clarks Summit was established in 1947. In 2006, a company formed by Richard L. Connor acquired The Abington Journal as part of its purchase of The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader. Also included with that sale were the Dallas Post and the Pittston Sunday Dispatch. The new company, which owns all of the newspapers, is The Wilkes-Barre Publishing Co., Inc. Shown at right are: Commissioner Munchak, Abington Journal Editor Kristie Grier Ceruti, Abington Journal Reporters Melissa Kelly and Christopher J. Hughes, and Commissioners Cordaro and Washo.