Marion Munley Speaks at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Persuasion Skills for Trial Success Webcast

Marion K. Munley

Munley Law is pleased to announce that attorney Marion Munley recently spoke at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Persuasion Skills for Trial Success webcast. She discussed jury trials in a pandemic, with a special focus on opening statements.

Marion Munley is a champion of victims’ rights and the civil justice system. She is known for her compassionate approach to representing the catastrophically injured and her tireless devotion to her clients and their families. Triple Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial, Civil Practice, and Truck Law, Marion has earned an AV-Preeminent designation from Martindale-Hubbell, the industry’s highest ethical and client satisfaction rating.

Marion is an active member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and currently serves on the AAJ Board of Governors and on its Executive Committee. She was the first woman to become Chair of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group in 2018 and is a past chair of the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus. Marion is the second woman in Pennsylvania to become Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Among her other professional affiliations are the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Society of Barristers, and the Summit Council.

She has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list by Best Lawyers since 2012 and was selected as “Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury – Plaintiffs” for the Allentown Metro Area this past year. Marion has also been selected to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the last 15 years and has been consistently recognized as one of the “top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania” in Super Lawyers Magazine. A graduate of Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1986), Marion received her undergraduate degree from Scranton University in 1983.

Marywood University Ranks Among Top 10 Graphic Design School Programs

Marywood University was recently notified that its Graphic Design program ranks among the top 10 in Pennsylvania for 2021, by Animation Career Review. The Graphic Design program at Marywood incorporates the study of design and type, conceptual development, design history, research, studio technique, and strategies for problem-solving.

The criteria used for the animation rankings consists of academic reputation, admissions selectivity, depth and breadth of the program faculty, value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness, graduation rate, geographic location, and employment data. During the school year, Animation Career Review reaches out to each of the schools under consideration to request information about their specific program, as well as their perspective regarding which other school programs they considered to be the most impressive, both nationally and regionally.

Marywood University offers a bachelor of fine arts (BFA), master of fine arts (MFA), as well as a minor in graphic design. Additionally, the MFA is a low-residency program. Other program highlights include the opportunity to work on real design projects, small class sizes, 24-hour access to fully equipped computer labs that are complete with Adobe Creative Suite and other industry-standard software. Further, students in the graphic design program have the opportunity to add a minor in areas including advertising, business, communications, illustration, and photography. Students develop a professional visual portfolio and participate in the University’s Senior Exhibition each year.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Top-Ranked Graphic Design Program, please visit, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234. For additional information about the Animation Career Review Top 10 Graphic Design School Programs in the state, please visit

RailRiders Break Camp Roster

The New York Yankees have announced the Break Camp rosters for their four Minor League affiliates. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders initial roster of the 2021 season features 19 players with Major League experience and four of the organization’s top 30 prospects.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre opens the season on Tuesday, May 4, on the road against the Syracuse Mets. Opening Night marks the 1,000th game for Doug Davis as a manager and he has an impressive mix of talent at his discretion. 12 players on the Break Camp roster have previously suited up for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while eight would make their Triple-A debut. The 19 players with Major League service time have appeared in over 3,500 games collectively on the big league level.

Right-handed pitcher Deivi García is the #2 prospect in the New York Yankees system, per Baseball America. Garcia made his Major League debut in 2020 and has already had two stints on the Yankees roster this season. Albert Abreu (#17) Nick Nelson (#23) and  Brooks Kriske (#28) join García as the other top prospects on the initial roster.

Pitchers (17)- Albert Abreu, Kyle Barraclough, Braden Bristo, Nestor Cortes, Deivi García, Luis García, Nick Goody, Nick Green, Brian Keller, Brody Koerner, Brooks Kriske, Trevor Lane, Reggie McClain, Mike Montgomery, Nick Nelson, Addison Russ, Adam Warren

Catchers (4)- Rob Brantly, Robinson Chirinos, Kellin Deglan, Max McDowell

Infielders (6)- Armando Alvarez, Miguel Andújar, Derek Dietrich, Chris Gittens, Kyle Holder, Andrew Velazquez

Outfielders (4)- Greg Allen, Trey Amburgey, Socrates Brito, Ryan LaMarre

This Break Camp roster is subject to change prior to Opening Day.

Single-game tickets for the month of May, as well as Full, Half and Partial Season Ticket Memberships, are on sale now. For more information on the 2021 season, please visit or contact the club by calling (570) 969-2255.

PennDOT Shares Draft Transportation Funding Study for Public Review, Comment

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is hosting an on-demand virtual public meeting and comment period for a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study exploring sustainable transportation funding options. The public meeting is accessible online at all hours of the day through June 1, 2021, at

The PEL study, in support of the PennDOT Pathways program, is being conducted to identify near- and long-term alternative funding solutions and establish a methodology for their evaluation.

In February, PennDOT announced candidate bridge projects being considered as a part of the Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiative. This initiative, the first of the PennDOT Pathways Program, was formed in response to one of the early findings of the PEL study – that tolling of major bridges in need of replacement or rehabilitation is a potentially viable near-term funding solution. The draft PEL study report is currently available for review and comment and identifies additional medium- to long-term funding alternatives that could be considered for implementation.

PennDOT encourages the public to review the materials presented in the virtual meeting and to provide comments, which will be accepted throughout the duration of the meeting. Online comments can be submitted directly from the meeting website or via other comment submission methods, including:

For more information about the PennDOT Pathways program, visit

The Transportation Revenue Options Commission (TROC), which was established by Governor Tom Wolf’s Executive Order on March 12, today received a briefing on the draft PEL study. When completed, the final PEL study will be provided to the TROC.

PennDOT will make all reasonable modifications to policies, programs, and documents to ensure that people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. In accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the Virtual Public Meeting will be held online only.

To request assistance to participate in the virtual public meeting or review the PEL study, please contact PennDOT’s Communications Office by emailing or calling 717-783-8800 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. PennDOT will not place a surcharge on an individual with a disability or those with limited English proficiency to cover the costs of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy. If you have other questions or challenges, please contact PennDOT’s Bureau of Equal Opportunity to request help by emailing or calling 1-800-468-4201; TTY (711).

Subscribe to statewide PennDOT news and traffic alerts at or choose a region under “Regional Offices.” Information about the state’s infrastructure and results the department is delivering for Pennsylvanians can be found at Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at

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Lackawanna College Expands Medical Assistant Program to Support Demand

Lackawanna College is launching its Medical Assistant (MA) program at its satellite centers in Sunbury and Hazleton in Summer 2021. The College will also launch the program at its main campus in Scranton and at the Lake Region Center in Fall 2021. The decision to expand the program comes from a growing demand for certified medical assistants throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

“Medical assistants are valuable to our local healthcare teams because they handle so many crucial aspects of a patient’s care, including working directly with patients and handling administrative duties,” said Kelly Musti, Dean of Health Sciences & Assessment at Lackawanna College. “Students with a medical assistant certificate from Lackawanna College will have a strong foundation for entering the field.”

As the healthcare industry grows, so does the need for qualified healthcare professionals. According to the Borough of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 19% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

One of Lackawanna College’s partners, Guthrie, a non-profit integrated healthcare system, works with the College to offer clinical rotations for students and hires Medical Assistant graduates. “At Guthrie, we have found that the students in the College’s Medical Assistant program are enthusiastic and willing to learn in our clinical environments in order to broaden their knowledge beyond the classroom or other virtual options,” said LuAnn Sakers, Director of Practice Administration at Guthrie Troy/Canton.

Lackawanna College’s medical assistant program runs for over 30 weeks and combines classwork with hands-on clinical experience, 712 classroom and lab hours, and a minimum of 160 practicum hours. After successful completion of the course and clinical externship, students will be eligible to sit for the National Health-Career Association CCMA exam, an industry-recognized credential. 

To learn more or apply to the Lackawanna College Medical Assistant Program, visit

Johnson College Now Enrolling Middle and High School Students in STEM Energy Outreach Program

Johnson College is now enrolling middle and high school students in its STEM Energy Outreach Program held via Zoom, Monday, June 7, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This program introduces students to green, renewable energy through solar concepts using an interactive, hands-on demonstration. For more information and eligibility requirements, interested school districts or students should email Dr. Kellyn Williams, Chief Academic Officer at Johnson College, at Johnson College’s STEM Energy Outreach Program is made possible by a grant from the PPL Foundation.

Students will participate in the interactive learning experience by assembling K’nex Education Renewable Energy sets during a live zoom class with Johnson College Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Kellyn Williams. They will also watch online presentations featuring Richard Fornes, Johnson College Electrical Engineering Technology program director, and Cole Hastings Goldstein, Johnson College Advanced Manufacturing Technology program director. The completed K’nex kits will be shared with additional schools as part of future Johnson College STEM Outreach Programs. 

The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Through strategic partnerships, the Foundation: supports organizations working to create vibrant, sustainable communities; promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion; and empowers each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. 

For additional information on Johnson College, please call 1-800-2-WE-WORK, email, or visit