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...
Stop Bond before he rents again

Stop Bond before he rents again

If you read my Sunday column, you got a taste of how it feels to be a tenant swindled by Ken Bond. If you didn't read my Sunday column, click here to catch up. At the end of the column, I reported that right around the corner from 442-444 N. Irving Ave., the 8-unit...

Gloria Vanderbilt 1924-2019

Gloria Vanderbilt 1924-2019

Gloria Vanderbilt - heiress, artist, actress and fashion designer - died today, June 17 at the age of 95. A search of the Times-Tribune Archives turned up a great deal of information on Vanderbilt. Most dealt with the custody battle between her mother, Gloria Morgan...

Here comes the judge

Here comes the judge

Retired Federal District Judge Edwin Kosik passed away this week, having received national attention for his tough, no-nonsense handling of the infamous "Kids for Cash" trial. Locally, he's being remembered as a fair-minded, hard-working jurist who never lost the...

People like us

People like us

The White House is digging in its heels on multiple fronts as congress ramps up various investigations into its conduct. One area of particular interest for congress is the push by Trump and Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross to include a "citizenship question" on the 2020...

Hammering away

Hammering away

Trump's growing reliance on trade tariffs as a blunt instrument is justifiably getting on people's nerves.

The return of Ken Bond, public menace

The return of Ken Bond, public menace

I'm back to work after ankle surgery, so a Ken Bond column can't be far behind. On Sunday, I'll have the latest on Scranton's most notorious garbage fee deadbeat/tax cheat/slumlord and the mess he's made of neighborhoods blighted by his rotten properties. I've written...

Outside PACs target Pennsylvania for Democrats and Trump

Pro-Democratic groups know their presidential candidate has to win Pennsylvania next year to have any chance at winning the White House. After all, no Democrat has won the White House without winning Pennsylvania since President Harry Truman in 1948. Trump won...

Priorities

Priorities

Pennsylvania's antiquated and inequitable system of public school funding has created yawning disparities between wealthy and poor school districts, leaving many to struggle with providing adequate educational opportunities for their students. Rather than meaningfully...

“… open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

“… open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

As a rule, I avoid devoting time and energy to drawing cartoons about folks like local business owner, Trump enthusiast and convicted felon Bob Bolus. He's a well-known blowhard with a knack for self-promotion, frequently relying on outrageous political statements and...

Bob takes the fun out of being a Bolus

Bob takes the fun out of being a Bolus

From an online dictionary: bo·lus noun 1. a small rounded mass of a substance, especially of chewed food at the moment of swallowing. Other definitions include "a type of large pill used in veterinary medicine" and "a single dose of a drug or other medicinal...

O-line prospect decommits from PSU

Mark this one as a major surprise, and not a good one for Penn State. Grant Toutant, a longtime verbal commit to Penn State, suddenly announced Sunday that he was changing course with his recruitment, decommiting from the Nittany Lions and offering a verbal pledge to...

Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Rebecca's Take In 2014’s “Godzilla,” scientist Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) acknowledged out loud what most of the film’s audience had gathered to see in the reboot of the legendary monster: “Let them fight.” Five years later, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”...

Bolus, interrupted

Bolus, interrupted

Bob Bolus has a long, well-documented history of saying stupid things to get attention. The auto parts magnate, convicted felon and President Trump's unofficial ambassador to Scran'n loves the spotlight almost as much as he enjoys getting a rise out of anyone foolish...

Another Lackawanna star commits to Penn State

Clearly, Penn State's relationship with Lackawanna College is growing stronger on the football recruiting front. Norval Black, a 6-foot-1 receiver with good speed, exceptional hands and a strong freshman season with the Falcons under his belt, verbally committed to...

AOW EXTRA: Marissa Gregory, Honesdale softball

AOW EXTRA: Marissa Gregory, Honesdale softball

One of the reasons for Honesdale's run to the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinals is freshman pitcher Marissa Gregory. In the first round against Eastern York, she tossed a one-hit shutout with four walks and two strikeouts in a 3-0 win. Then in the quarterfinals...

Bon Appetit!

Bon Appetit!

No one ever said the Scranton School District's road to financial recovery would be a smooth one. The emerging details of its path to fiscal solvency are sobering, nevertheless, especially for a population as heavily taxed as Scranton's

Watch: We preview the 2019 summer movie season

Watch: We preview the 2019 summer movie season

This year's summer movie season is packed with a variety of offerings. The highly anticipated "Toy Story 4" and "The Lion King" are likely to stir up nostalgia from our childhoods. Action flicks such as "Anna" and "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw" promise...