AOW EXTRAS: Mason Kordish, Valley View football

The Valley View senior ran for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns as No. 1 Valley View withstood a furious battle against No. 4 Western Wayne and remained undefeated at 7-0. Here's more from Kordish's interview with Joby Fawcett. Cougars football is important in...

HS FOOTBALL: MORE FANTASTIC 50 REVEALED; A LOOK BACK AT WEEK 2

Two weeks are in the books. The high school football season is moving forward and there have been some expected dominant performances and some surprises.   EXPECTED   Valley View and Scranton Prep have been as good as advertised in the preseason. The Cougars are off...

HS TENNIS: Ghigiarelli wins early showdown; Week 3 rankings; Big match approaching

Welcome to the Wednesday post ON THE BLOG. As expected it was an exciting first day of the week in the Lackawanna League. On Tuesday, Riverside freshman Karissa Ghigiarelli firmly took hold of the No. 1 ranking in the league by remaining undefeated after a...

HS FOOTBALL: FANTASTIC 50 CONTINUES WITH GROUP 2; WEEK 1 RECAP AND PHOTOS

It's Thursday and time to post ON THE BLOG. Coaches will always preach that a team's greatest improvement is shown between Week 1 and Week 2. That may be true. But you still can't put a price tag on getting the season off to a fast start. This year, we will try to...

Sheffield ready to take on new role

Justus Sheffield got a call on his day off Monday. The RailRiders talented young southpaw wouldn’t be making his scheduled start Tuesday at Buffalo. He was moving to the bullpen instead -- orders from New York and a Yankees team that is trying to figure out how he’ll...
The arms deal

The arms deal

Donald Trump is less bothered by gross violations of human right generally, and the murder of journalists specifically, than he is at the thought of upsetting autocrats and scotching billion-dollar arms deals.

The Straight-Talkin’, Trash-Haulin’, Face-Stompin’ Guy

The Straight-Talkin’, Trash-Haulin’, Face-Stompin’ Guy

Desperate times call for desperate rhetoric. GOP gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner, who's badly trailing Gov. Tom Wolf in the run-up to next month's general election, left folks on both sides of the aisle a little slack-jawed when he released and video wherein he...

Throwback Thursday – Bargains Galore

Throwback Thursday – Bargains Galore

Images of Bargains Galore from the Times-Tribune Library -  Previous Throwback Thursday Posts  October 11 - Wyoming Ave 1975 September 20 – St. Clair Streett September 13 – What A Catch!  2017 September 28 – September Storms Sept 21 – Cheerleading  Sept 14 – An...

The Award Chase: You’ve seen these already

The Award Chase: You’ve seen these already

Each Wednesday through the week of the 2019 Academy Award nominations on Jan. 22, Take 2 is handicapping the Oscar rush with The Award Chase. Have we already seen the movies that will rule the Oscars this year? Will they be remembered come nomination time? While we...

Considering a candidate’s environmental record

Considering a candidate’s environmental record

It's maybe my favorite holiday. It might not actually be a holiday but it should be. Election Day is Nov. 6 and unless you've been living in a tent for the past two years (That's friggin' super cool if you have been), you've certainly heard how important this election...

New York Times polling in Chrin-Cartwright race

New York Times polling in Chrin-Cartwright race

If you're looking for something to do, you can go to The New York Times website and watch polling in action in a local congressional race. The newspaper's politics page known as The Upshot is showing polling in real time. As the poll collects data, it goes right up on...

Sid Michaels Kavulich

Sid Michaels Kavulich

State Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-114th) passed away yesterday, leaving his constituents to mourn the loss of a guy who was genuinely dedicated to the notion of conscientious public service without self-enrichment. This alone made him a rare animal in...

What the heck are cairns and why should you care?

What the heck are cairns and why should you care?

If you've spent any time walking around the woods in Northeastern Pennsylvania, you've probably seen these. On your first encounter, you've likely probably also wondered what the heck is this. "Why is there a pile of rocks in the middle of the trail? And hey, look,...

AOW EXTRA: MADDY GILHOOL, MONTROSE SOCCER

AOW EXTRA: MADDY GILHOOL, MONTROSE SOCCER

The Montrose senior had four goals and two assists in a 6-0 win over Mountain View and three goals and an assist in a 5-0 victory over Holy Cross to earn Athlete of the Week honors. Here is more from her interview: Three people you’d like to have dinner with: Grace...

Harmful emission

Harmful emission

Trump and his buddies in the corner offices of the fossil fuel industry seem interested in science only when it benefits the discovery and exploitation of new sources of oil, gas and coal (and, hence, larger profits). When it concerns potentially cataclysmic effects...

Trashed

Trashed

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner's poll numbers versus Gov. Tom Wolf have been in the dump since he won the party's nomination following a long, acrimonious and expensive primary slugfest against Paul Mango. The self-described "Straight-Talkin'...

Hiking Eales Preserve

Hiking Eales Preserve

It was supposed to be a business park. Nothing against business parks, but what became of the 2,200 acres on Moosic Mountain is really a Northeastern Pennsylvania treasure. The Dick and Nancy Eales Nature Preserve is a spectacular hunk of land that's home to a bunch...

GameFace – The Donvito Brothers

GameFace – The Donvito Brothers

In this week's edition of GameFace, staff writer Joby Fawcett talks with Dunmore's Billy and Patrick Donvito.  Images in this gallery are available for purchase...