AOW EXTRAS: Abington Heights’ Jackson Danzig

Jackson Danzig had a pretty good game Friday against Martin Luther King. He scored 25 points, with a bunch of them coming late in the Comets' double-overtime PIAA playoff victory. That was the game that earned Athlete of the Week honors. Perhaps he was feeling pumped...
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There’s a blizzard, but you really just want to know when baseball will start

A major snowstorm three weeks before the baseball season starts -- it's not what you want. Just ask Scranton Prep senior catcher Kyler McAllister: Well... looks like baseball isn't starting for another month — Kyler McAllister (@McAllister_107) March 14, 2017 Even...
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In a hole

Pennsylvania’s corporate income tax is among the highest in the nation. Given the continued existence of the so-called “Delaware Loophole,” however, it is a distinction largely without meaning. The loophole allows many large corporations to avoid paying state income...
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Free speech for all or none

Freedom of speech does not grant the right to shout down opposing voices or stifle offensive ideas, a lesson clearly lost on some college campuses in the Trump era. Violent clashes have erupted at alleged institutions of higher learning as protesters seek to block...
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Scranton rally shows shrinking Trump support

During his campaign, Donald Trump drew thousands of wildly enthusiastic supporters to rallies in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Crowds lined up hours before events to cheer The Donald, boo Hillary and hiss at the press. On Saturday, about About 50 people — some from out...
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2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 11 Justus Sheffield

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 11 Justus Sheffield

(When the season begins in two weeks, Justus Sheffield will only be 20 years old. The Yankees won't rush him by any means, but can he force them to make some decisions with some early-season success? Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com) We're moving right along in our countdown of...

Seat of power

Seat of power

And then there was one. Jim Mulligan stands alone in the race for the GOP nomination to serve as Scranton's mayor after his two challengers -- Bob Bolus and Giovanni Piccolino -- were forced to withdraw due to flawed candidate petitions. (The drawing plays off a local...

Three players elected 2017 captains

Three players elected 2017 captains

There really wasn't much suspense about who the favorites to be the Nittany Lions' captains this season might be, and the program put any potential questions to rest today when the players elected three of them to lead them in the fall. Senior linebacker Jason Cabinda...

Registration under way for Coaches Caravan

Penn State fans who aren't members of the Alumni Association can now sign up for tickets to the annual Coaches Caravan. Click here for more information. The Caravan will make seven stops around the state from May 8 through 11, and for anyone interested in the...

HS BASKETBALL: A memorable run by Abington Heights ends

HS BASKETBALL: A memorable run by Abington Heights ends

Hello, everyone. It's Wednesday and, as hard as this is to believe, it was a balmy 20 degrees when I woke up and a fresh coating of flurries had covered the ground. Amazing after a day that somewhat resembled spring. I will tell you this, the weather does not look...

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 12 Tyler Wade

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 12 Tyler Wade

(While he only played shortstop and second base during the 2016 regular season, Tyler Wade saw time in the outfield and third base during the Arizona Fall League. Could that versatility lead to a New York promotion in 2017? Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com) In light of recent...

Let there be darkness

Let there be darkness

And so, Sunshine Week -- that seven-day stretch set aside each year to remind government officials that they are obliged to let the public know how its business is being conducted -- has come and gone. In its wake, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is busily...

First Time for Everything

First Time for Everything

A first took place in Scranton on March 26, 1951. The first was the first female wrestling match in the Electric City. In addition to coverage in the sport pages, Jeannette Reese, Times' Society Page Editor, penned a story on the event. Here article appears below. ...

Muppets vs. Trump

Muppets vs. Trump

Just about every American alive today learned something from Sesame Street -- except Donald Trump. The president's proposed budget would eliminate federal funding for PBS and other cultural treasures that don't glorify the Tweeter-in-Chief and therefore are failures...

Noah Beh transferring from PSU

Noah Beh transferring from PSU

Well, here is the reason why Scranton Prep grad Noah Beh isn't on Penn State's spring roster: Lions247 is reporting that Beh has decided to transfer to Delaware. Of course, since Delaware is an FCS program, Beh will be eligible to play this fall, which he can do as a...

Noah Beh no longer listed on PSU roster

Noah Beh no longer listed on PSU roster

It sure doesn't look as if Scranton Prep product Noah Beh is going to be part of Penn State's football program this spring, if at all again. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle who started in the 2016 Blue-White Game and was thought to be in line for increased...

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 13 Miguel Andujar

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 13 Miguel Andujar

(Miguel Andujar had the best season of his young career in 2016. Now with his stock seemingly the highest it's been, can he duplicate that success at the highest minor league levels and put himself in position for a call to The Show in 2017? Photo courtesy of the...

HS BASKETBALL: Abington Heights on a memorable journey

HS BASKETBALL: Abington Heights on a memorable journey

Hellloooo. ... Yes, I am back. It's been awhile. With all of the heavy snow and the task of removal from my driveway and of course my mailbox (just to be in compliance), and the travel to state playoff games, I have been running around crazy-like. A lot has happened...

Hello Spring! Lions set to begin practice on Wednesday

Hello Spring! Lions set to begin practice on Wednesday

In case you can't tell by looking out your window -- and if you live in the Scranton area, here's guessing you can not -- today is actually the first day of spring. Winter is over! You made it...barely! For Penn State fans, though, it's probably safer to give it a few...

AOW EXTRAS: Abington Heights’ Jackson Danzig

AOW EXTRAS: Abington Heights’ Jackson Danzig

Jackson Danzig had a pretty good game Friday against Martin Luther King. He scored 25 points, with a bunch of them coming late in the Comets' double-overtime PIAA playoff victory. That was the game that earned Athlete of the Week honors. Perhaps he was feeling pumped...

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 14 Giovanny Gallegos

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 14 Giovanny Gallegos

(Relatively unknown at the start of the 2016 season, Giovanny Gallegos became one of the best relievers in the organization by the end of it and earned a 40-man roster spot in November. Butch Comegys / Times-Tribune Photographer) One down. Fourteen to go. Today, we...

Down the drain

Down the drain

$4.2 million legal and broker fees out of the roughly $195 million sewer authority sale price might not seem like a particularly large percentage, but for a cash-starved municipality like Scranton, every dime counts. Certainly, the legal and financial experts who...

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 15 Ronald Herrera

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 15 Ronald Herrera

(Ronald Herrera is only 21 years but already has been traded twice in his young career. After a solid first season in the organization in 2016, are bigger things in store this year? Martin Griff/Pinstriped Prospects) And so it begins. With the Yankees' regular-season...