HS FOOTBALL: New two-year cycle brings a new look to LFC

The high school football season in Pennsylvania came to an official conclusion last weekend with six title games at HersheyPark Stadium. With the crowning of the state champions -- Pine Richland (Class 6A), Archbishop Wood (Class 5A), Erie Cathedral Prep (Class 4A),...
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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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2017 Lackawanna Football Conference Coaches All-Star Teams

2017 Lackawanna Football Conference Coaches All-Stars   DIVISION I       Offense QB: Nick Reilly Delaware Valley RB: Rhyese Green Scranton RB: Joe Ingulli Wallenpaupack RB: Ryan Obiso Delaware Valley FB: Aiden Maldacker Wallenpaupack WR: Dylan...
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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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Bread and circuses!

Bread and circuses!

Governing is often a difficult pursuit. Decisions have to be made regarding public needs that won't please everyone, and in some cases actually create enemies. The ever-campaigning and politicking Lackawanna County Commissioner Pat O'Malley, on the other hand, seems...

HS FOOTBALL: New two-year cycle brings a new look to LFC

HS FOOTBALL: New two-year cycle brings a new look to LFC

The high school football season in Pennsylvania came to an official conclusion last weekend with six title games at HersheyPark Stadium. With the crowning of the state champions -- Pine Richland (Class 6A), Archbishop Wood (Class 5A), Erie Cathedral Prep (Class 4A),...

Suicide by endorsement

Suicide by endorsement

Even more so that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, twice-removed Alabama Supreme Court Justice (and accused pedophile) Roy Moore is a cartoonishly bad political candidate. But the GOP swallowed hard and backed him in last Tuesday's special senate...

On Santa’s list

On Santa’s list

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty of Dunmore has gone missing. Despite reeling in a base $86,000 annual salary with benefits that ordinary, workaday private-sector schmoes can only dream of, Haggerty has missed every single floor vote since July 22. In short, the...

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...