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First Resource Fair for People with Disabilities in Lackawanna County

DICKSON CITY — A resource fair to help people with disabilities was held on Saturday. A first for Lackwanna County. The Lackwanna County Disability Action Committee hosted the fair at the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City. It was meant to connect people with non-profit organizations, volunteer groups, and businesses that could help improve the lives of people with disabilities. Organizers say, knowing what’s available is one of the biggest challenges. “All of us coming together is a great thing because […]

Shoppers Happy to Hear of Viewmont Drive Paving

DICKSON CITY — A road that connects a busy business district will be getting a long-awaited facelift starting Tuesday night. Paving is planned for Viewmont Drive in Dickson City. Viewmont Drive is one of the busiest roads in Lackawanna County, and if you ask shoppers who have to go up and down it, it is also considered one of the worst. The Viewmont Mall’s owner also owns Viewmont Drive. They will pour a lot of money into the road this […]

Bumpy Ride Again on Viewmont Drive

DICKSON CITY — Winter and normal wear and tear have taken their toll on many roads around here but especially on a busy one in Lackawanna County. Viewmont Drive near the mall is a treacherous spot to drive until a fix comes along. Take a ride on Viewmont Drive and you may feel it more than most other stretches of road. The entire mile is littered with potholes; some are one layer deep, others more. Mark Paczewski is sales manager […]


A group is on the move at an area mall! The 38th annual “Twirl-A-Thon” gets underway this weekend in Lackawanna County. The event on Saturday involves the Double “R” Twirlettes and raises money for St. Joseph’s Center in Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Joe’s is a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey met up with the group of twirlers at the Viewmont Mall on Friday to find out how their weekend “Twirl-A-Thon” will play out and how […]

The Secret in Gift Cards

If you ended up with a gift card over Christmas to a place you’ll never go, Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey offered up some creative things you can do to make sure it doesn’t go to waste. Ryan also teamed up with a shopping pro at the Viewmont in Lackawanna County to show how much farther a mall gift card and your money, in general, can go post-holiday season. The following ideas on what to do with your Unwanted Gift Cards […]

Sears Store Gone, But Not Forgotten

SCRANTON — One of the biggest big box stores in Lackawanna County has been leveled. Crews demolished the former Sears store at the Viewmont Mall, and construction will soon begin on three new stores. If you visit the mall now, you might notice that a big part is missing. Sears, one of the mall’s former anchor stores, closed this summer. Many shoppers were surprised to see that the structure is no more. “The first thing that came to mind was, […]

Video Vault: Glory Days of Sears at the Viewmont Mall

When the Viewmont Mall in Lackawanna County opened in 1968, one of the main anchor stores was Sears. For more than four decades, Sears brought business to the shopping center. As of Monday, the department store in the mall is officially closed for good. If you are driving by the Viewmont Mall, you’ll see Sears […]

Big Announcements for Malls in Lackawanna County

LACKAWANNA COUNTY — There were two big announcements Wednesday for two malls in Lackawanna County. The first announcement was some good news for the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton. The other announcement was some not so good news for the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City. By this summer, Sears will no longer be at the […]

Christmas Gift Ideas and Other Holiday Happenings

DICKSON CITY — Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey is in Dickson City with some Christmas and Secret Santa gift ideas, along with other holiday happenings going on at the Viewmont Mall. Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, especially for those hard to buy for family members, friends and co-workers.  Everything from large gifts to stocking […]

Shots Fired in Viewmont Mall Parking Lot

SCRANTON — Police are investigating gunshots fired outside a shopping mall in Lackawanna County. Scranton police officers were called to the Viewmont Mall just before 7 p.m. Monday. Detectives say witnesses told them two vehicles, a minivan and a blue sports car, were chasing each other through the parking lot. Then shots were fired from […]