AOW EXTRAS: Dixon Black, Valley View

The Black brothers go back to back. One week after his older brother Mason took home the Athlete of the Week award, Valley View shortstop/pitcher earned the honor after picking up the win in the Cougars' first-round state playoff game against Lewisburg and knocking...

Q+A with Mason Williams

Mason Williams gave RailRiders fans a quick reminder of what he can do in Louisville's first game against SWB this series. In the sixth inning, the former Yankees top prospect ran down a tailing line drive off Bruce Caldwell's bat, using a full-extension dive in the...

Feyereisen shaves head for cancer research

J.P. Feyereisen had come to terms with it. He was in the final hours of enjoying a full head of hair. "It's fun to style it every day, but it gets hot," he said before the RailRiders' game against Durham on Thursday. Feyereisen, clubby Timmy Drewes and strength and...

Q and A with Tino Martinez

Tino Martinez, the slugging first baseman of the 90s Yankees dynasty, is part of the latest group of roving instructors to come through PNC Field this year, visiting the area for this series against Durham. Here, he answers some questions about his role with the...

HS BASEBALL: Sibling rivalry

It's pretty easy to tell how competitive Mason and Dixon Black are with each other. I asked them a couple questions about who's the better video game player and, well, the debate sort of spiraled out of control with each brother claiming to be superior. Here's the...
Lou’s new soapbox

Lou’s new soapbox

GOP Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta tries to split the difference on immigration, at once embracing Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration crackdown while issuing mealymouthed disapproval of splitting up families and incarcerating...

Kids for cash, Trump style

Kids for cash, Trump style

Tearing children away from their parents and caging them like stray dogs is ungodly, unnecessary and un-American. It's also astronomically profitable, if you have the right connections. The Trump Administration is set to pay nearly half a billion taxpayer dollars to a...

Time Warp 2003 – Ozzfest

Time Warp 2003 – Ozzfest

Today in Weekend Times, librarian Brian Fulton reaches back 15 years in our archives for a look at Ozzfest. Here are the images captured at the summer festival - [gallery type="rectangular" size="large"...

Reformicide

Reformicide

There's no quicker way to kill off meaningful good-government reform than subjecting them to Pennsylvania's fatuous and famously corrupt legislature.

HS SPORTS: 2017-18 OVERALL LIAA REVIEW

HS SPORTS: 2017-18 OVERALL LIAA REVIEW

When Valley View lost in the PIAA Class 4A Baseball Final at Medlar Field last week, it brought an official close to the 2017-18 Scholastic Sports Season. Over the past few days, ON THE BLOG has looked back on each season and recognized the outstanding achievements of...

Children held hostage to Trump’s wall fantasy

Children held hostage to Trump’s wall fantasy

I don't know the little boy's name, just his number: 47. The United States of America stamped it on his chest after ripping him from his mother's arms and putting him in a cage like a stray dog in a pound. America did that. You. Me. Us. Our government acts in our...

HS TENNIS: 2017-18 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

HS TENNIS: 2017-18 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

Still wrapping up the spring sports season by honoring our star athletes. It was an amazing year in the Lackawanna League that, for the first time in more than a decade, a team other than Abington Heights and Scranton Prep won the division crown. It actually took a...

HS SPORTS: 2018 SPRING SEASON IN REVIEW

HS SPORTS: 2018 SPRING SEASON IN REVIEW

The 2017-2018 scholastic sports season saw teams and individuals dominate. Lackawanna Interscholastic Athletic Association teams won 13 District 2 team championships in the spring. Plus, there were two athletes who won PIAA Championships at the Track and Field Meet...

AOW EXTRAS: KYLE CWALINSKI, VALLEY VIEW

AOW EXTRAS: KYLE CWALINSKI, VALLEY VIEW

Kyle Cwalinski conquered adversity to emerge as a two-sport standout in his senior year at Valley View.   His year started with an All-Region performance as a defensive end for the District 2 Class 4A champion football team that beat Berwick in the title game in two...

HS LACROSSE: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

HS LACROSSE: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

With lacrosse gaining in popularity and participation increases as Abington Heights and Lakeland officially add boys teams next spring, the time had come for The Times-Tribune Sports Staff to select its inaugural All-Region team. This is a co-ed team that recognized 7...

HS SPORTS: 2017-18 WINTER SEASON IN REVIEW

HS SPORTS: 2017-18 WINTER SEASON IN REVIEW

The 2017-2018 scholastic sports season saw teams and individuals dominate. The LIAA celebrated a state championship in the winter months as Abington Heights won the PIAA Class 5A title in Hershey. There was also a state individual champion in wrestling, and Holy Cross...

Correction!

Correction!

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O'Malley plans to be Johnny-on-the-spot where it comes to correcting errors on county courthouse monuments. Since he's intent on fix-it campaign, he might address the county's biggest problem, namely it's 50-year-old property-tax...

Sunday schooled

Sunday schooled

Jeff Sessions came to Scranton yesterday to defend the Trump administration's policy of separating the children of migrants seeking asylum at our southern border from their parents. He earlier cited a biblical passage from Romans 13 in defending his actions, saying,...

HS SPORTS: 2017-18 FALL SEASON IN REVIEW

HS SPORTS: 2017-18 FALL SEASON IN REVIEW

The 2017-2018 scholastic sports season saw teams and individuals dominate. Three Lackawanna Football Conference teams went undefeated in the regular season and won District 2 championships. Seven other teams finished undefeated in the regular seasons of their...

On the summit

On the summit

I'll admit that the sight of a U.S. president shaking hands with the leader of North Korea is in and of itself an historic moment. For the moment, at least, the fear of nuclear war has lessened, if only because the two sides are talking rather than pounding the table...

Scranton activists have zero tolerance for Sessions

Scranton activists have zero tolerance for Sessions

When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visits Scranton Friday, he will be greeted with zero tolerance by locals who believe a government that forcibly separates children and parents is cruel, unnecessary and un-American. Several advocacy and religious groups rallied...