Local History Columns
Photo: Uncredited/AP, License: N/A The message sent at 2:33 p.m. May 7, 1915, by the Lusitania was succinct: “Come at once.” The distress call was the first inkling of a German submarine attack that killed more than 1,000 passengers aboard the Cunard-owned ship sailing from New York to Liverpool. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2005:09:02 11:57:38 Rock 107 is a classic in more ways than one. WEZX became the “home of classic rock” on Feb. 20, 1980, when the station played Rush’s “Spirit of the Radio.” (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A The passage of a new state law that forced governing bodies to open their meetings to the public touched off controversy in Scranton 41 years ago. In early 1974, state legislators began discussing the Sunshine Bill. (read more)
Photo: Jake D.Stevens, License: N/A, Created: 2013:03:13 06:07:37 Lackawanna County proved to be big on books when a national drive began in 1942 to provide quality reading material to people serving in the armed forces. In the space of three months, residents around the county donated a whopping total of 18,751 books, (read more)