AOW EXTRAS: Dunmore’s Frank Damiano

The Dunmore senior had 78 yards rushing an a touchdown, 27 yards receiving, and averaged 37.5 yards on his 10 punts in a state semifinal loss to Southern Columbia. Age: 17 Other sports you play: Baseball Any superstitions or rituals? The whole team, we usually go to a...
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Lackawanna Football Conference Coaches All-Star Teams

The Lackawanna Football Conference coaches recently selected their all-star teams. In case you missed it, here is a look at the teams, which were published in the Nov. 26 edition of The Sunday Times. DIVISION I Offense QB: Nick Reilly Delaware Valley RB: Rhyese Green...
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AOW EXTRAS: Dunmore’s Steve Borgia

The Dunmore sophomore had six tackles and two pass breakups on defense; returned three punts for 65 yards; had six yards rushing and six yards receiving in a 23-20 win over Ligonier Valley in the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals. Here's more from his interview with staff...
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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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Celebrating “12 Days”

Celebrating “12 Days”

The Times-Tribune celebrates 10 years of highlighting residents’ hard work and artistry in creating some of the best holiday displays with our anniversary edition of the “12 Days of Christmas Lights.”  Here are the holiday displays from the past 9 years. 2008 ...

McConnell’s baby

McConnell’s baby

Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks resigned following reports that he offered millions of dollars to one or more female staffers in exchange for ... uh ... bearing his child. This, of course, is a totally normal thing in Washington, a town where big-bucks surrogate...

Complete Titanic Coverage

Complete Titanic Coverage

In Today's Time Warp article in Weekend Times, we look back at the opening of the 1997 film "Titanic." The film is based on the tragedy that happened to "the unsinkable ship" 105 years ago . Here are links to posts dealing with the Titanic - New Liner Titanic Strikes...

Heisman ratings keep plummeting; Is there a way to fix it?

Heisman ratings keep plummeting; Is there a way to fix it?

The bottom line seems to be this: Nobody watches the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony anymore. Or, at least, that's what the numbers indicate. ESPN draws second consecutive record-low overnight rating for Heisman ceremony. Little drama this year, again, as Baker...

AOW EXTRA: Lexi Walsh, Holy Cross basketball

AOW EXTRA: Lexi Walsh, Holy Cross basketball

In Holy Cross' season-opening 60-44 win over Scranton, senior Lexi Walsh scored 22 points, grabbed six rebounds, has four assists and two steals. That effort earned her Athlete of the Week honors for the third time in her career. The other two occasions were for cross...

What’s that smell?

What’s that smell?

Citing bull market returns, county leaders have elected not to contribute to the employee pension fund. But just as the current market has gone up, it will surely go down some day, potentially taking the fund with it (see 2008-09) and leaving taxpayers holding the bag.

Merry Christmas, Bob Mellow

Merry Christmas, Bob Mellow

The decision to restore former state Senator (and former federal inmate) Bob Mellow’s ludicrously lucrative state pension sets a terrible precedent.

Lighting up

Lighting up

Pennsylvania's own Sen. Pat Toomey -- a guy who refuses to hold open town hall meetings -- burns the futures of his middle- and lower-income constituents (to say more of the millions more nationwide) in order top deliver massive, unnecessary tax cuts to millionaires...

Despite sex claims, Roy Moore looks like a winner

It looks to me like Democrats hoping for an unprecedented break in President Donald Trump's political armor in Alabama will probably wind up disappointed. Two new polls over the weekend show former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has moved back into the lead...

A-hunting they will go

A-hunting they will go

Pennsylvania's famously bought-and-paid-for legislature (especially the Republicans who run both of its chambers) limps from one budget deficit to the next, plugging and patching the fiscal holes with cuts, borrowing, gambling revenue and short-term accounting tricks....

AOW EXTRAS: Dunmore’s Frank Damiano

AOW EXTRAS: Dunmore’s Frank Damiano

The Dunmore senior had 78 yards rushing an a touchdown, 27 yards receiving, and averaged 37.5 yards on his 10 punts in a state semifinal loss to Southern Columbia. Age: 17 Other sports you play: Baseball Any superstitions or rituals? The whole team, we usually go to a...

Politico writes about GOP targeting Matt Cartwright

  Politico has weighed in on the congressional districts held by Democrats that Republicans will target next year.  As I've previously reported, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, Moosic, represents a major target for the GOP, who think former Wall Street financier...