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...
What’s that smell?

What’s that smell?

Something smells rotten in the borough of Dunmore. Darned if the DEP can figure out the source, though.

Leave it to Mitch

Leave it to Mitch

Call me cynical, but I don't think Mitch McConnell and his buddies are entirely on the up-and-up about doing "impartial justice" in Trump's Senate impeachment trial.

County tax hike: The can kicks back

County tax hike: The can kicks back

The 11.3% property tax hike in the Lackawanna County commissioners' new 2020 budget is a textbook example of what happens when you treat essential things as optional. Every can you kick down the road eventually kicks back. As detailed in Times-Tribune Staff Writer...

Reality Melts White House Snowflakes

Reality Melts White House Snowflakes

In September, President Trump altered the path of Hurricane Dorian with a Sharpie. Yesterday, the White House tweeted a photo of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with snowflakes falling on the lawn. The caption: First snow of the year! Never mind that it was 70 degrees in...

All that is hidden

All that is hidden

Trump is the guy who promised America during his 2016 presidential campaign that, unlike Barack Obama, he would be so busy that he wouldn't have time to play golf.  "I’m not going to have time to go golfing, believe me," he said in August of that year. "Believe me....

Going down

Going down

As Trump and his White House stumble toward war (or not ... who knows with this crowd?) with Iran, the administration faces a real credibility crisis. After all, the president has a well-deserved reputation of lying, so how are we or our allies (or our enemies, even)...

Cheese and Crackers dine and dash at Charl-Mont

Cheese and Crackers dine and dash at Charl-Mont

If you're hungry for a timely reduction of the unappetizing legacy of former Lackawanna County Commissioners Pat O'Malley and Laureen Cummings, read Times-Tribune Staff Writer Jon O'Connell's story on today's front page. Jon reports that Charl-Mont "restaurant" owner...

The hornets’ nest

The hornets’ nest

With Trump's decision to kill Iranian General (and widely acknowledged bad guy) Qassem Soleimani, the United States has effectively swatted the Middle East hornets' nest. Few outside the region will mourn Soleimani -- effectively the nation's second in command -- who...

What’s that smell?

What’s that smell?

State Auditor-General Eugene DePasquale's plan to audit the sale of Scranton's Sewer Authority might not come to fruition. Thanks to funding cuts by the GOP-controlled legislature, the activist Democrat (and current congressional candidate in Pennsylvania's 10th...

2019 cartoon year-in-review: Trump and Co.

2019 cartoon year-in-review: Trump and Co.

Employing bluster, insults, Twitter and a heedless disregard for the constitution and the rule of law, Donald barreled headlong toward an impeachment he seems to relish, enabled by his angry white base of support and a spineless Republican Party. Meanwhile, Roger...

2019 Cartoon year-in-review: dear old Lackawanna County

2019 Cartoon year-in-review: dear old Lackawanna County

Another year passes in the Lackawanna Valley, leaving in its wake that sorts of news stories we're accustomed to: those of political corruption, or simple corrupt incompetence. The biggest story of the year was the arrest and conviction of erstwhile Scranton Mayor...

Analyst downgrades Cartwright’s re-election chances

Analyst downgrades Cartwright’s re-election chances

All the attention Republican groups have showered on Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright lately has led a Washington, D.C.,-based congressional race tracker to downgrade his chances for re-election. The Cook Political Report shifted Cartwright's re-election bid for...