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Dave Bohman’s hard-hitting investigative reporting not only gets results, but wins major awards. In just five years, he’s established himself as the most accomplished investigative reporter in local television. Dave's 2014 story on how an ampersand “&” cost a Schuylkill County social service agency consideration for a million dollar grant, won the Emmy for best Government/Politics. Only three individual Emmy’s have ever been awarded for individual reporting in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre television market. Dave has won two. And his investigation on politically-connected ex-Scranton School Board members getting health insurance on the taxpayer’s dime earned him his third straight Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Investigative Reporting. He is the only local reporter to ever win PAB Investigative Reporting award.

Dave is now in his fourth decade of television news, having worked as a reporter, anchor, and manager in the business. For most of the 90’s, Dave was the weekend anchor of the WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio. From there, he went to WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Florida he worked in the Tampa Bay region, establishing himself with his coverage of the 2000 disputed Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, and the Terri Schiavo “Right-to-Die” saga. He was also the lead reporter for a half dozen hurricanes. In Florida, Dave won more than 30 local and national awards for broadcast excellence.

Dave is a native of Cape Cod, and was an all-Massachusetts shortstop in high school before attending Syracuse University, and graduating in 1979 with a major in Broadcast Journalism. Dave is married and has two daughters. When he is not on the job, you might find Dave exploring his other passions that include gourmet cooking, running, reading, and golfing.

Recent Articles
  • Alleged Police Brutality Case Going to Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — A man who claims he was beaten by seven Pennsylvania state troopers will now have his day in court. Robert Leone of Vestal, New York has the police video of his 2010 arrest that he claims shows police brutality. Leone says he was beaten at the scene and then again at the hospital before he was charged in a scuffle that began as a slow speed chase near Towanda. His supporters say the police video will be his […]

  • Head of Planning Commission Opposes Zoning Change for Proposed Natural Gas Plant

    JESSUP — Chairman Pat Dempsey of the Lackawanna County Planning Commission believes it erred when it recommended a zoning change to accommodate the proposed natural gas power plant in Jessup. He warns such a zoning change could open the door to more power plants, landfills, and other businesses some residents might not want. At the last two meetings of the planning commission, Chairman Dempsey was in Florida and was not present for a key vote. But before the board recommended […]

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    Zoning for Power Plant: No Decision

    JESSUP — The company that wants to build a natural gas power plant and the opponents of that proposed plant sounded off at a meeting in Lackawanna County. At Monday’s meeting, Jessup Borough Council put off deciding on whether to grant a zoning change and accommodate the proposed plant. It’s a zoning decision that will go a long way towards determining the natural gas-powered power plant`s future. The meeting was held at the Valley View High School auditorium in Archbald […]

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    Less Opposition to Power Plants in Other Communities

    JESSUP — Borough council in Jessup will hear Monday night from the company that wants to build a gas-fired power plant in an industrial park. It will also hear from opponents who say the plant will create noise, traffic and pollution. The meeting at Valley View High School in Archbald began at 6 p.m. and the Jessup borough council has the final say on whether it should change zoning in the industrial park, a move that could determine whether or […]

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    Grand Jury Document Unsealed; Case Against Kane Detailed

    For months, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has denied leaking confidential information to a newspaper. Now a grand jury document claims the Scranton native not only leaked that information, but orchestrated the leak, and a cover up. In December, the grand jury in the case recommended the Scranton native be charged with obstruction of justice and perjury. On Monday, a judge in the case ordered the presentment in the case unsealed. It shows why grand jurors in the case believe […]

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    State Auditor General: Law Protecting Patients, Health Care Workers Not Enforced

    PITTSTON — Under state law, health care workers in Pennsylvania cannot be forced to work overtime except in emergencies. But a statewide audit of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor finds this law rarely enforced and as a result, patient care may have suffered. “A lot of our nurses work a 12-hour shift.  When you`re forced to stay beyond that, a lot of dangerous things can happen,” said nurse Lori Schmidt who believes long hours increase the chance of mistakes with […]

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    Lawyer Charged with Fraud in Snyder County

    MIDDLEBURG — An update to an Action 16 investigative report concerning an attorney accused of forging a judge’s name on a court settlement. Attorney Stephen Ellwood is charged with a single count of fraud, and pleaded not guilty Monday morning. Ellwood walked into the Snyder County Courthouse to be formally arraigned on one charge of forgery.  He is acting as his own defense attorney and is pleading not guilty. The case is being handled in Snyder County because it involves […]

  • Balloons over Jessup Simulate Proposed Power Plant

    JESSUP — People in Jessup and surrounding communities saw large balloons hovering over part of an industrial park Wednesday. The balloons showed people how high the smokestacks would reach if a company gets the go-ahead to build a natural gas power plant. The Chicago-based power company Invenergy paid for the balloons so it could accurately show how the proposed plant will change the view from various vantage points around the Lackawanna Valley. They look like weather balloons over the industrial […]

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    Health Study of Neighborhoods Near Keystone Landfill

    UPDATE — The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed the study and said it is working with DEP to take air and water samples to see if the dump has had any effect on the health of residents living nearby. The agency released the following statement: “We are working with the Department of Environmental Protection on this matter and will be attending the public hearing on April 27. We will provide in-depth information on our plan at that time.” DUNMORE — […]

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    ‘The Trouble with Cali:’ The Aftermath

    SCRANTON — Ten years ago, Lackawanna County commissioners approved a plan to invest $500,000 in Paul Sorvino’s movie, “The Trouble with Cali,” to be filmed in Scranton. “We`ve known for nine of those years it was a big mistake,” said former minority commissioner Mike Washo. When he heard the news last week that the movie won`t be distributed, Washo wasn`t surprised. He’s been looking at records, and Washo never saw the movie proposal Sorvino brought to the majority commissioners ten […]

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    $30 Million Flood Control Wall Now Under Construction in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Community leaders broke ground on a flood protection project in the town’s west end, with umbrellas protecting them from rain. A look at this neighborhood in September 2011, shows what can happen with no protection from the flood waters of the nearby Susquehanna River and Fishing Creek. “It’s everything,” said Tim Hockney, the vice president of the Autoneum plant on West Fifth Street, which will be protected by a flood wall under the new flood protection system. Autoneum makes […]

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    Rep. Farina’s Facebook Message on Power Plant Debated

    JESSUP — He made his announcement the way many modern elected officials do: via Facebook. State Representative Frank Farina of Lackawanna County wrote online that the proposed power plant in Jessup will bring jobs and opportunity. “My agenda was to create family sustaining jobs and move this area forward,” said Farina.  “And this is a great opportunity.” Farina sees opportunity in a large, natural gas-fired power plant potentially built on land that was once a coal mine. It would be […]


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