2 Valley teens missing
Township police are searching for two teenagers who might have run away together.
Samantha Zink, 16, of Hanover Township, and Mac Lord, 17, of Wilkes-Barre, were last seen on Sunday.
Anyone with information is asked to call township police at 825-1254 or 911.
Agency seeks your input
The United Way of Wyoming Valley wants to engage members of the community to create a shared vision for the future and set goals for collective action.
In order to accomplish these goals, United Way will be hosting a number of community conversations over the next few months. While these conversations will take many forms, at the heart of them is one common question: What do you want your community to look like?
Upcoming conversations are scheduled 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Dallas; April 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mill Memorial Library in Nanticoke; and April 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Those interested can register online at www.unitedwaywb.org/communityconversation or by calling Amy Zawada at 829-6711, ext. 222. Since space is limited, and participants are asked to RSVP.
Runner finishes stage 3
After the third day of running across the sands of Morocco, Dallas native Liz Byron found herself still in the desert Tuesday but in a good place overall in the Marathon des Sables.
“I got 14th place today & I’m now in 24th place overall. What?!!” wrote Byron on Tuesday in her blog at runforlaptops.edublogs.org.
The Bishop Hoban graduate is a special-education teacher at Gardner Pilot Academy in Boston and is trying to raise money through donations to purchase laptop computers for the school. The six-day, 155-mile race through the Sahara Desert is self-supported — with runners carrying their food and supplies in backpacks. The Tuesday leg was 23.6 miles; Wednesday’s course is 50 miles with 15 miles in sand dunes, Byron wrote.
Mundy’s advocacy honored
The Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission gave state Rep. Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston, its Children’s Champion Award on Tuesday, recognizing her longtime work for policies benefiting children through high-quality early childhood care and education.
The commission’s 75 members are top business leaders appointed by the governor to increase business, civic and public awareness of the importance of early childhood education.
Mundy shared the award with state Sen. Pat Browne, R-Northampton, her co-chairman of the legislative Early Childhood Education Caucus.
Crenshaw set for Fiesta
Pop singer Marshall Crenshaw has been announced as a concert performer for the Fine Arts Fiesta this year.
The festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19 on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. Crenshaw, who had a string of successful recordings in the 1980s and ’90s, is scheduled to perform on Sunday, May 19. The time of the concert hasn’t been announced. There will be no admission charged for the concert.