HS FOOTBALL: 2017 District 2 Playoffs Finalized

Yes, I know it's Sunday, but it's also playoff season. That means Mike Ognosky doesn't stop working. So, neither do I. After crunching all the numbers late Friday night and double-checking those again late Saturday after the last of the regular-season battles were...
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HS FOOTBALL: Dunmore on historic run of success; Top teams are on rolls

Hello, everyone! Did you miss me? Well, first allow me to apologize for not having a Thursday post ON THE BLOG, however, I was temporarily detained, so to speak, all of last week. I was out of touch, if you will and simply had no free time to spend on doing one. But,...
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HS VOLLEYBALL: Abington Heights throws wrench into Lackawanna League; D2-11 playoffs set to begin

Good Wednesday to you all! I know, I said the next post ON THE BLOG was scheduled for Friday, however, technically, the regular season came to an end Tuesday in the Lackawanna League and for No. 1 Delaware Valley, and what would a final play date be without any chaos....
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HS FOOTBALL: Heading full steam ahead into the home stretch of regular season

Good morning, everyone and please bear with me this week! Many years ago, before the sun had peaked above the horizon, my alarm sounded and I rose from beneath layers of blankets. A mid-November Arctic freeze engulfed the state and even the windows were covered in a...
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HS FOOTBALL: More exciting action among big schools; Western Wayne reveling in best start

Good Thursday to you all! We are back at the high school football season and we are heading into the final stretch of the regular season. It is Week 7 and we have some pretty important games, especially in the Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and among the...
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Thanksgiving 1892

Thanksgiving 1892

The Tribune published a story in their Thanksgiving edition in 1942 telling about the holiday going ons in Scranton in 1892. Happy Thanksgiving!!! -...

Squeezing out profits

Squeezing out profits

Trump's man at the FCC, attorney and former Verizon honcho Ajit Pai, is poised to roll back the Obama administration's consumer-friendly "Net Neutrality" rules. Under the proposed framework, internet service providers (ISPs) will be allowed to throttle and auction off...

David Cassidy 1950-2017

David Cassidy 1950-2017

David Cassidy, teen idol of the 1970s, died yesterday. He was 67. Cassidy become a star when he joined his stepmother, Shirley Jones, in the new ABC television program "The Partridge Family" in 1970. At the height of his popularity, Cassidy would come to Scranton and...

Charles Manson 1934-2017

Charles Manson 1934-2017

Charles Manson died yesterday evening at the Kern County Hospital in California. He was 83.  Manson has been in prison since he and several of followers were convicted of murder in January 1971. The murders by followers of Manson took place on  August 9 and 10, 1969....

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK EXTRA: More with Valley View’s Seth Vernon

The Cougars' senior scored all three TDs, including one in double overtime, of the District 2 Class 4A title game, a 24-17 win over Berwick. Age: 17. It’s my birthday (today). Other sports you play: Track and field. I’m a sprinter, 100, 200 and 400. Athletes you...

Malcolm Young’s riffs will live forever

Malcolm Young’s riffs will live forever

My best friend Danny Alexander and I bought AC/DC's "Back in Black" at the Fisher's Big Wheel in the summer of 1980. The sliver of vinyl in the jet-black cover cost $5.99. Over the nearly 40 years since, I've bought new copies of that record in every format. I'm...

Bob Sheridan is no victim

Bob Sheridan is no victim

As expected, some have taken issue with my recent criticism of outgoing Scranton School Board President Bob Sheridan -- particularly my assertion that a high school dropout has no business overseeing a school district with more than 10,000 students and an annual...

A special month for cinephiles

A special month for cinephiles

November is a special month for cinephiles. For movie collectors, it’s time for the sale of the year, a chance to purchase special editions of some of the world’s best titles. It’s also a time when fans of films with dark themes and dramatic crime stories engage in...

Review: “Thor: Ragnarok”

Review: “Thor: Ragnarok”

Rebecca's Take The long locks are gone, but it’s more than Thor who gets a makeover in “Thor: Ragnarok.” Marvel’s latest comic book film bursts with color and humor, keeping the 17th film in its growing cinematic universe fresh. The intergalactic comedy is an...

Let’s tango

Let’s tango

From school bus contracts, to surprise additions to state gambling legislation, to the state's curious incuriosity regarding his landfill's operation, and beyond, the invisible hand of Dunmore businessman Louis DeNaples seems evident...

Stink? What stink?

Stink? What stink?

The state's Department of Environmental Protection has show a singular lack of interest in local complaints and problems surrounding Keystone Landfill.

AOW EXTRA: Gavin Darcy, Dunmore football

AOW EXTRA: Gavin Darcy, Dunmore football

It appeared as if Dunmore would take a two-touchdown lead into the locker room at halftime of its DIstrict 2 Class 2A final against Carbondale Area. But Gavin Darcy had other ideas. The senior quarterback threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final minute of the...