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 2018-04-23 04:00 

Scranton Times Tribune

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Abington Heights Austin Smith won eight matches in the national wrestling tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey. In sixth grade at Abington Heights Middle School, Austin earned a bronze medal and all-American status for competing in the elementary division,...

 2018-04-23 04:00 

Scranton Times Tribune

School Notes 4/23/2018...

Abington Heights Austin Smith won eight matches in the national wrestling tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey. In sixth grade at Abington Heights Middle School, Austin earned a bronze medal and all-American status for competing in the elementary division,...

 2018-04-20 18:05 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Abington High parents want more time to review $25M agreement with billionaire Stephen Schwarzman...

Abington stakeholders say the district's new agreement with Schwarzman is too vaguely worded. They also want more discussion about the structure of a new Foundation for the Abington School District that was created to receive the money....

 2018-04-20 04:00 

Scranton Times Tribune

Nominees to The Times-Tribune 2018 Scholastic Superstar team...

Students nominated to The Times-Tribune 2018 Scholastic Superstars by their high schools: Abington Heights Katherine Dammer Mateen Kasim James Kazmierski Blue Ridge Abigail Hartman Garrett Mansfield Carbondale Area Christina Carachilo Kaitlyn Savage Ameli...

 2018-04-20 01:13 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Girls' lacrosse: Shea Gormley nets game-winner for Abington in double OT...

Shea Gormley hits game-winner for Abington in double-overtime...

 2018-04-19 09:00 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Cast out by the Quakers, Abington's abolitionist dwarf finally has his day...

A biography presenting him as one of history's most important abolitionists was published in September and has drawn critics' kudos. A new play,...

 2018-04-17 17:19 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Abington's Eric Dixon commits to national champ Villanova...

Dixon, a 6-foot-7 junior forward, averaged 24 points and led Abington to the District 1 Class 6A championship last season....

 2018-04-16 04:00 

Scranton Times Tribune

School Notes 4/16/18...

Abington Heights Clarks Summit and South Abington Elementary School students Christopher Begley, Finn Goldberg, Zachary Magnotta, Macey Ramsey, Molly Rooney, Julia Schuster and Jackson Wickenheiser competed and advanced in the Odyssey of the Minds regiona...

 2018-04-14 04:52 

Denver Post

Billionaire offered $25 million to high school alma mater. What he wanted in return was too much for the district....

Billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman wanted to give $25 million to his alma mater in Pennsylvania, Abington High School. And the school board was eager to get the money for a renovation and new technology center. But the money wasn't exactly free, and th...

 2018-04-13 20:57 

Scranton Times Tribune

Police: Man pulled over for speeding was wanted for assault...

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — A 32-year-old Scranton man stopped Thursday evening for speeding on a busy township street had a warrant out for him for assault, police said. Officer John Judge caught Bahean Blakney, 2007 Wayne Ave., going almost 18 miles ove...

 2018-04-13 17:00 

The Morning Call

[ Allentown ]

School rejected $25 million donation from billionaire; here's why - The Morning Call...

Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group, wants to donate $25 million to the Abington School District, but it comes with conditions that were not acceptable to the community....

 2018-04-13 04:00 

Scranton Times Tribune

Retired biologist delivers global warming warning...

NORTH ABINGTON TWP. — From wreaking havoc on the Susquehanna River's smallmouth bass to changes in migration and breeding patterns of butterflies and robins, global warming is changing our world, retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist ...

 2018-04-12 21:27 

Wall Street Journal

Stephen Schwarzman, School District Change Terms on His $25 Million Gift...

The Abington, Pa., district rescinds vote on renaming high school after community objections. Blackstone CEO's name will be on a new science and technology center under revised agreement....

 2018-04-12 21:25 

Washington Post

$25 Million school donation stirs up concerns...

Billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman offered $25 million to his alma mater in Pennsylvania, Abington High School. Public pressure resulted in changes to conditions Schwarzman set on his donation....

 2018-04-12 14:55 

The Daily Mail

Wall Street billionaire donating $25million to his old high school had long list of demands...

Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of private equity giant The Blackstone Group, had negotiated an agreement with the board of his alma mater, Abington High School, near Philadelphia....

 2018-04-11 23:09 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Norman W. Schmid, 87, Abington Senior High School principal for 27 years...

For 26 years, Mr. Schmid lobbied for a new library in the Abington Senior High School. It opened three years after he retired as the Norm Schmid Library Media Center....

 2018-04-11 19:49 

Philadelphia Inquirer

A big roar, but parents could use a better bite in fight against Schwarzman's $25 million moniker | Maria Panaritis...

They showed up in droves for a procession of apologies over a $25 million deal to name Abington High School after Blackstone billionaire Stephen Schwarzman. But opportunistic activism won't fix Pennsylvania's public schools....

 2018-04-11 17:00 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman had long list of demands in exchange for $25M donation to Abington High...

After two weeks of the public's growing demands to see the document, the school board released it Wednesday morning after voting unanimously to rescind it at a raucous jam-packed meeting Tuesday night in favor of a water-downed version that it will vo...

 2018-04-11 10:54 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Abington school board apologizes, Facebook faces Congress, Cosby accuser testifies | Morning Newsletter...

All the local news you need to know to start your day, delivered straight to your email....

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

3 dead, more than 100 with bleeding from synthetic pot: Illinois health officials...

Abington School Board offers apology: Annie McCormick reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Parents of student who commited suicide file suit against UPenn: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Shooting in downtown We...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

Scranton Times Tribune

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Clarks Summit Support group: Support group for insulin pump users with/without a sensor, every third Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., Abington Library; open to children, parents and senior citizens who are using any brand of insulin pump or considering usin...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Police investigate shooting in downtown West Chester...

Shooting in downtown West Chester: Rick Williams reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018 (WPVI)Abington School Board offers apology: Annie McCormick reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Parents of student who commited suicide file su...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Zuckerberg faces congressional grilling over Facebook user privacy,.....

Abington School Board offers apology: Annie McCormick reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Parents of student who commited suicide file suit against UPenn: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Shooting in downtown We...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Abington School Board apologizes for 'misjudgment' in high school renaming...

Abington School Board offers apology: Annie McCormick reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018 (WPVI)Parents of student who commited suicide file suit against UPenn: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018When teacher Jul...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Car flips over in North Philadelphia, 1 injured...

Car flips over in North Philadelphia. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018. (WPVI)Abington School Board offers apology: Annie McCormick reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Parents of student who commited suicid...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

'Start Here' podcast: We called Cohen...

Abington School Board offers apology: Annie McCormick reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Parents of student who commited suicide file suit against UPenn: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Shooting in downtown We...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

The Note: Trump vs. Republicans, his advisers and the DOJ...

Abington School Board offers apology: Annie McCormick reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Parents of student who commited suicide file suit against UPenn: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Shooting in downtown We...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Senators ask EPA to explain if Pruitt lied in Fox News interview...

Abington School Board offers apology: Annie McCormick reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Parents of student who commited suicide file suit against UPenn: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Shooting in downtown We...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

'Start Here' podcast: We called Cohen...

Shooting in downtown West Chester: Rick Williams reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Abington School Board offers...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Marjory Stoneman Douglas' school board rejects arming staff members...

Shooting in downtown West Chester: Rick Williams reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April 10, 2018Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Abington School Board offers...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Military plane crash kills at least 257 people...

Shooting near West Chester University. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Abington Schoo...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Options for US military strike on Syria run the gamut, official says...

Shooting near West Chester University. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Abington Schoo...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Trump's legal team met with Mueller's staff on day of FBI raids...

Shooting near West Chester University. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Abington Schoo...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

The Note: Trump vs. Republicans, his advisers and the DOJ...

Shooting near West Chester University. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Abington Schoo...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Marjory Stoneman Douglas' school board rejects arming staff members...

Shooting near West Chester University. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Abington Schoo...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

Trump warns Russia about shooting down missiles in Syria: 'Get ready'...

Shooting near West Chester University. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Abington Schoo...

 2018-04-11 04:00 

WPVI Philadelphia

All things are possible: Mom of 5 goes viral with TSU law school graduation photo...

A single mother of five proves anything is possible. Pa. teachers armed with baseball bats. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News Mornings on April 11, 2018.Abington School Board offers apology: Annie McCormick reports on Action News at 11 p.m., April...

 2018-04-11 03:32 

CBS Philly

$25 Million School Donation Has Stirred Up Concerns In Abington...

In February, Abington Senior High School was gifted an incredible $25 million. But since then, how that money is going to be used and who decides that fact has stirred up controversy....

 2018-04-11 02:52 

WTXF

[ FOX Philadelphia ]

Abington Senior High School will not change its name after backlash...

Abington Senior High School will remain just that. The announcement came from Tuesday's school board meeting after backlash when the board made the call to change the school's name in honor......

 2018-04-11 02:35 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Apologies and anger at Abington school board meeting...

Abington school leaders pledged transparency and apologized profusely at a packed board meeting Tuesday night for their handling of a $25 million gift from Wall Street billionaire Stephen Schwarzman and the now abandoned plan to rename the high school aft...

 2018-04-10 09:00 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Abington S.D. foundation created to manage billionaire Stephen Schwarzman's $25M gift; raises more questions about deal...

Parents and alumni - still seething over what they believe was an effort to ram through the proposed renaming, to Abington Schwarzman High School, with virtually no community input - will press school board members and Superintendent Amy Sichel to release...

 2018-04-10 04:00 

Scranton Times Tribune

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Abingtons Outreach visit: State outreach assistance, April 18, 9 a.m.-noon by state Rep. Marty Flynn's office, South Abington Twp. Building, second-floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road, Chinchilla; 570-342-4348, information on PACE/PACENET, prescri...

 2018-04-07 04:00 

Scranton Times Tribune

Hearing set for fired Abington Heights teacher...

A former Abington Heights teacher acquitted of assaulting a student will have a hearing before the school board next month to try to get his job back. William Yelland fought to be reinstated for more than two years because of a dispute over whether the sc...

 2018-04-06 22:09 

Fox 25 Boston

Wrapped in love: Local family spreading kindness after loss...
 2018-04-06 18:47 

NBC 10 Philadelphia

Mother, Boyfriend Charged With Murder in Child's Death...

A teenage mother and her boyfriend now face a first-degree murder charge in the January death of the woman's 4-year-old son, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office said Friday. Lisa Smith, 19, and Keiff King, 26, both of Abington, allege...

 2018-04-06 09:00 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Stephen Schwarzman's $25M gift to Abington returns a slice of his firm's $300M+ school pension fees, profits...

Blackstone paid Schwarzman $125 million last year alone. Since 2006, Blackstone has collected more than $300 million in fees and...

 2018-04-05 21:43 

WOLF

[ Wilkes Barre ]

Police: Seeking identity of driver in Easter hit and run in Lackawanna Co....

The police are asking the public's help in identifying a driver and a car that was involved in a hit and run on Sunday. South Abington Township Police say the driver of the Cadillac was female.The female operator hit a parked car at a Mcdonalds and fl...

 2018-04-05 21:34 

WOLF

[ Wilkes Barre ]

Two local high schools battle it out in a robotics competition...

Two high schools in Northeastern PA are sending their robotics team to the Mid-Atlantic District Championship at Lehigh University. The Tunkhannock Area, the Tigertrons (team 222), and Abington Heights (team 1143), the Cruzin' Comets. The FIRST Roboti...

 2018-04-05 16:01 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Blue Cross ends double cross for woman in coma | Stu Bykofsky...

Abington Hospital stabilized Alicia Flannery and treated her, but is not equipped for rehabilitation, which is what she desperately needs....

 2018-04-05 14:18 

WOLF

[ Wilkes Barre ]

Pep rally celebrating Abington Heights state champs...

The celebration continues for the Abington Heights boys basketball team after winning the PIAA Class 5-A state championship.The boys weren't the only ones praised Wednesday night. Abington Heights administrators celebrated other student-athletes and t...

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