April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr. 14, 2020 /

Each April, we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is a time when child advocacy groups, government leaders and nonprofits join forces to raise awareness about the warning signs and offer assistance to those living under the specter of child abuse.

Keystone College to Receive Apprenticeship Grant, Boback Says

Mar. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that Keystone College will receive $173,841 in state grant funding to expand its early childhood education apprenticeship program. The funds were awarded as a part of the state’s PAsmart initiative, part of $6.5 million in funding awarded statewide.

PennDOT Seeks Summer Interns

Mar. 06, 2020 / Press Release

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 4, which covers Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties, is now accepting applications for summer internships.

Boback Announces Grants to Improve School Safety

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $175,000 in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts in the 117th Legislative District, including Dallas, Lackawanna Trail, Lake-Lehman, Northwest Area and Tunkhannock Area school districts.

Boback Announces March Satellite and Outreach Hours

Feb. 19, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her satellite hours and outreach events for March. These events will be weather permitting and feature representatives from several organizations offering their assistance.

Boback, Metcalfe Discuss “Rain Tax” with EPA Administrator

Jan. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Representatives Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) and Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) recently met with an administrator from the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss, among other topics, the stormwater runoff fee that many Pennsylvanians have noticed on their sewer bills.

Boback Announces January Outreach Hours

Jan. 08, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her office’s outreach schedule for the month of January. As always, these events will be weather permitting and feature representatives from several organizations offering their assistance.

Boback Announces December Outreach Hours

Dec. 11, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her office’s outreach schedule for the month of December. As always, these events will be weather permitting and feature representatives from several organizations offering their assistance.

Baker, Boback Secure Transportation Funding for Tunkhannock Township Project

Nov. 13, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – A building project in Tunkhannock Township has been awarded funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) and Representative Karen Boback (R-117), who worked together to secure the grant.

Boback Announces November Outreach Hours

Oct. 24, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her office’s outreach schedule for the month of November. These events will be weather permitting and feature representatives from several organizations offering their assistance.

Boback to Host Veterans Events at Misericordia on Nov. 2

Oct. 09, 2019 /

Boback to Host Veterans Events at Misericordia on Nov. 2

DALLAS – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced today her 13th annual Veterans Breakfast, Expo and Recognition Ceremony will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in Misericordia University’s Insalaco Hall.

Boback Announces Veterans Day Essay Contest

Sep. 30, 2019 /

DALLAS – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today invited local students to participate in an art and essay contest honoring the country’s veterans. The contest, which is open to seventh- and eighth-grade students, invites participants to express via their submissions: “What the word veteran means to me,” “A veteran in my life,” or “How veterans help me.”