HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division III Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division II Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division I Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2019 Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches’ All-Star Teams

As the spring sports season enters its final week, ON THE BLOG begins to put a bow on the 2018-19 scholastic sports year. Today, the Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches' All-Star Teams are released. Western Wayne coach Justin Collins organizes a meeting of the coaches...

Wade, Didi team up for ‘extraordinary’ play

Didi Gregorius ranges up the middle to field a ground ball by Malquin Canelo in the third inning. Gregorius would spin and throw to first in time to get the Lehigh Valley leadoff hitter, but that wasn't even the most impressive defensive play he was a part of Friday...
Scranton mayoral contest is a sack race

Scranton mayoral contest is a sack race

Today is the deadline for candidates to file for the Nov. 5 special election for the next mayor of Scranton. The eventual winner will complete the second term of convicted felon Bill Courtright, which runs through 2021. Times-Tribune politics reporter and Roderick...

Deadly odds

Deadly odds

The health risks posed by vaping are receiving greater attention as at least six deaths have been reported, and more users are being treated for lung disease.

‘The Great Hack’ unmasks Facebook, Trump, Brexit

‘The Great Hack’ unmasks Facebook, Trump, Brexit

If you still harbor any doubt about social media being the most anti-social development since gunpowder, "The Great Hack" will delete it. The Netflix original documentary is an enlightening, unsettling and ultimately infuriating look inside the dirty world of personal...

Hodowanitz shows off her ethics

Hodowanitz shows off her ethics

The City Council introduced the appointment Monday of council gadfly Joan Hodowanitz as a member of the newly revived Board of Ethics, and she immediately showed why. Hodowanitz displayed a bent for full disclosure I've only rarely seen in my 35 years as a reporter....

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK EXTRA: MORE WITH SCRANTON’S TYLIL WHITE

The senior quarterback plunged for the game-winning touchdown with nine-tenths of a second left in Friday’s 26-21 win over North Pocono. He threw for 193 yards and a TD, and ran for 53 yards and two more. Athletes you admire: I grew up with a lot of athletes, so...

New Cartwright challenger may have Chrin problem

New Cartwright challenger may have Chrin problem

Teddy Daniels and John Chrin have at least one thing in common. When they announced they would run for Congress against U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, neither was registered to vote in Pennsylvania. Chrin, a Lehigh County native, still lived in New Jersey in 2017, and...

Donald’s magic Sharpie

Donald’s magic Sharpie

As with many of Trump's crazy actions and pronouncements, it's hard to tell whether the latest involving his Sharpie pen and a doctored hurricane tracking map is just another example of him gaslighting the media and U.S. population as a diversion from something else...

A Sharpie Portrait of Dorian Trump

A Sharpie Portrait of Dorian Trump

In yet another perfect storm of incompetence, dishonesty and juvenile insecurity, President Trump used a doctored National Hurricane Center map to "prove" he was right about yet another issue he got totally wrong. After canceling a state trip to Poland so he could...

Begone, Bob

Begone, Bob

Longtime Scranton School Board Director Bob Lesh has made himself scarce in 2019, rarely showing up in person for various meetings. Taxpayers and board members are beginning to think he should make his absence a permanent thing.

Where’s the fire, guys?

Where’s the fire, guys?

I'll be the last to begrudge a young boy's birthday wish to ride in a real fire truck, but the manner in which Olyphant resident and Democratic activist Brian Doughton and Lackawanna County Commissioner candidate Debi Domenick handled this matter stinks of politics,...

Obama’s tan suit turns Trump green

Obama’s tan suit turns Trump green

Five years ago today, President Obama put on a tan suit and broke the internet. Twitter exploded with tweets about Obama's "radical break" with the traditional presidential style of white shirt, dark suit and Caucasian complexion. Democrats went gaga over Obama's...