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Hughes Named New County Coroner

March 15, 2019 GMT

Luzerne County Chief Deputy Coroner Daniel Hughes is now the county coroner.

County Executive David Pedri announced the promotion Friday.  The county will pay Hughes $51,000 a year as county coroner.

Hughes has worked with the coroner’s office for 18 years, and he succeeds William Lisman. as coroner. Lisman retired March 8 and had served as coroner since the county’s home rule form of government began in 2012.

Prior to home rule, coroner was an elected position. Lisman served as the chief deputy coroner under the last elected coroner, John Corcoran.