HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2019 PIAA Track and Field Championships (REPORTS)

It is sunny and beautiful in Shippensburg. We will try to keep you posted as to how the athletes from the Lackawanna Track Conference do on Day 1 at Seth Grove Stadium:   RESULTS   CLASS 2A GIRLS 3200 Relay: Lake-Lehman   10:22.09   15 of 26 3200 Relay:...

HS LACROSSE: 2019 District 2 Class 2A Championship (PREVIEW)

It's been almost a full year since the last time Crestwood and Scranton Prep battled for a District 2 Class 2A Championship. On Friday, the Comets, who went undefeated in the regular season to capture the Wyoming Valley Conference title, will host Scranton Prep in a...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: An early look at the PIAA meet; Barcarola grabs top seed

Every Sunday before the PIAA Track and Field Championships, the state releases the Performance Lists for each event and allows us a chance to preview the meet and look where Lackawanna Track Conference athletes are seeded heading into the weekend at Shippensburg...

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2019 District 2 Playoffs (UPDATED)

Teams in volleyball are into the semifinal round of the District 1-2-11 Class 2A subregional tournament. Abington Heights and Bethlehem Catholic, which represents District 11, each pulled off upsets in the quarterfinals at the Blue Ridge venue last week. Holy Redeemer...

HS FOOTBALL: 85th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game (Rosters)

It is that time of the year again, as the Scranton Lions Club and event co-chairman William Dempsey in cooperation with the coaches in the Lackawanna Football Conference, have announced the City and County rosters for the 85th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game that is...
No. 7: The Yanks are coming

No. 7: The Yanks are coming

"If Scranton had an interest in us, we had an interest. It was our first choice." -- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman The date: Sept. 21, 2006 The place: Lackawanna County Commissioners meeting room (Scranton) The situation: For a year, the day was coming. It...

Don’t worry, Robert Pattinson will be great as Batman

Don’t worry, Robert Pattinson will be great as Batman

Last week, it was widely reported that Robert Pattinson would be the next Batman in DC Comics’ latest reincarnation of the Caped Crusader. Pattinson will replace Ben Affleck after the actor appeared in three movies as the superhero. But to many, Pattinson will always...

I double-dog dare ya!

I double-dog dare ya!

By stonewalling Congress at every turn and thumbing his nose at the constitution's separation of powers, Trump seems to be begging for impeachment.

NO. 8: 2012 Yanks win the unlikeliest of championships

NO. 8: 2012 Yanks win the unlikeliest of championships

“It has been a crazy year. I mean, we’re on the road all season. It takes a special group of guys to do something like this." -- Yankees infielder Kevin Russo The date: Aug. 30, 2012 The place: Coca-Cola Park (Allentown) The situation: On paper, the 2012...

Money well-spent. Or not.

Money well-spent. Or not.

Trump and his enablers have grown fond of harping on the cost of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in our elections and whether Trump himself obstructed that investigation. Trump's claimed $35 million price tag is a lot of money (the DoJ pegs it...

No. 9: A “Star”ry night in 1995

No. 9: A “Star”ry night in 1995

"These are good, hard-working people who deserve to host something like this." -- Red Barons manager Mike Quade The date: July 12, 1995 The place: Lackawanna County Stadium The situation: Lackawanna County Stadium was new. The Astroturf still a sparkling emerald. The...

HS LACROSSE: 2019 District 2 Class 2A Championship (PREVIEW)

HS LACROSSE: 2019 District 2 Class 2A Championship (PREVIEW)

It's been almost a full year since the last time Crestwood and Scranton Prep battled for a District 2 Class 2A Championship. On Friday, the Comets, who went undefeated in the regular season to capture the Wyoming Valley Conference title, will host Scranton Prep in a...

Wet n Wild’s animal testing controversy explained

Wet n Wild’s animal testing controversy explained

Back in November, I did a whole blog on cruelty-free beauty. The main takeaway was that brands can claim they're cruelty-free and not test animals in the United States but, if they sell in Mainland China, there is a chance the products are still tested on animals. For...

Voters chuck ‘Cheese and Crackers’

Voters chuck ‘Cheese and Crackers’

Come January, Lackawanna County's political menu will no longer offer "Cheese and Crackers." Democrats and Republicans voted with their churning stomachs Tuesday, roasting Commissioners Pat O'Malley and Laureen Cummings and setting the table for an epic food fight...

O’Malley ousted

O’Malley ousted

Lackawanna County Democratic voters ousted Commissioner Patrick O'Malley Tuesday. His fate was shared with a large number of local incumbents.

No. 10: The Legends Game

No. 10: The Legends Game

"Just looking around the stands, you see the kids with their dads. That’s what baseball’s all about. To be part of that and make someone smile, it’s a dream come true." -- Yankees third baseman and former Red Baron Charlie Hayes The date: June 21, 2015 The place: PNC...

No. 11: The 2009 Drain-Outs

No. 11: The 2009 Drain-Outs

"This is an intolerable and an inexcusable situation that we’ve had to deal with. It's embarrassing." -- former Lackawanna County commissioner Mike Washo The dates: June 17-21 and July 4-5, 2009 The place: PNC Field The situation: The sun shined. The birds chirped....

Get out & vote!

Get out & vote!

Today's odd-year primary ballot will be filled with local races that nevertheless are just as important as the larger statewide and national elections. So get out and vote.

AOW EXTRA: Anastasia Ioppolo, Wallenpaupack track and field

At the District 2 Class 3A Track and Field Championships, Wallenpaupack freshman Anastasia Ioppolo captured four gold medals. She won the long jump in a meet-record 18 feet, 2 1/2 inches; the triple jump at 36 feet, 7 inches; the 300-meter hurdles in 47.14 seconds;...

‘Game of da Trones’ Lackawanna County style

‘Game of da Trones’ Lackawanna County style

HBO spent ten years and hundreds of millions of dollars in a build-up to who would win "Game of Thrones." Over eight seasons, a small army of candidates warred and schemed to rule the fantasy realm of Westeros. Thousands died. Cities were leveled. The dead rose and...

Your smartphone is giving you wrinkles. Here’s how to stop it.

Your smartphone is giving you wrinkles. Here’s how to stop it.

The biggest threat to our skin lurks ALL over. From the air all around us to the smartphone or screen you’re staring at right now.  It’s super scary but there’s skin care ingredients that can help. Say hello to antioxidants. Skin care, like any industry that makes...