A Lackawanna County commissioner is on a new mission.... and it involves helping to find missing kids. After noticing an empty county kiosk on courthouse square in Scranton... He had an idea Lackawanna County- At Wednesday's commissioner's meeting... O'Malley asked his fellow majority commissioners to support his plan. "I think it's an excellent idea. I think any additional heightened awareness in the area for missing children is a great idea, especially in such a communal area" said Kate O'Connor of Greentown. Statistics show there are roughly 750-thousand missing or exploited children nationwide. People say any additional awareness is a good thing. "As a parent, I would, if god-forbid something were to happen to one of my children and they would go missing, i would want anyone's help, I would want everyone to see them. I think the more exposure that you can get the better." Noted Stephen Garrison of Clarks Summit O'Malley says one side of the kiosk would feature local and Pennsylvania missing children. The other side would be national kids... And they would change every month.... but he doesn't plan to stop there. "I'm hoping to reach out to the different school districts to be able to ask them to do a kiosk maybe in their reception area, or the office areas of the schools were there's a flood of parents at all times." Said Commissioner Patrick O'Malley. Commissioner O'Malley says his project would not cost any money to taxpayers and he says he will personally maintain the kiosk with new pictures.
/ Source: WBRE