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...
Dig in!

Dig in!

The mountain of evidence supporting articles of impeachment over the Great Ukraine Shakedown has grown high. Granted, much of it is circumstantial and based on second-hand testimony, the result of Trump stonewalling congress and blocking access to any White House...

Voluntary slaves?

Voluntary slaves?

What would one call a business model wherein a county prison farms out inmates (who are working to pay off child support) to a wealthy local businessman to who is running a recycling owned by the county, and being required to pay said inmates only five dollars a day?

Food for thoughtlessness

Food for thoughtlessness

Having dug the nation into record debt thanks to his party's tax cuts for billionaires and large corporations, Trump wants to begin balancing the budget on the backs of low-income families.

Fiction becomes fact

Fiction becomes fact

The Pennsylvania general assembly -- most notably its Republican senate and house majorities -- has become an incubator for some of the nation's more strident anti-abortion bills. The most recent measure would require, among other things, death certificates and...

It’s a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

The current Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners's term came acrimonious end last week, reflecting much of the dysfunction, back-biting and resentment that have marked the last four years.

Thanks for everything

Thanks for everything

State Sen. John Yudichak has spent the last two decades truffling for Democratic dollars as one of that body's representatives for Luzerne County. His out-of-the-blue decision to leave the party, register as an independent, caucus with the Republican majority, and...

Unfriendly fire

Unfriendly fire

When confronted with sworn testimony detailing the indefensible acts of dear leader Donald Trump, his supporters immediately resorted to, well, even more indefensible acts.

Enema of the State

Enema of the State

We're getting the band back together! Last night, Times-Tribune Staff Writer Jeff Horvath broke the news that the Zombie Remains of the Scranton Sewer Authority finally did the right thing Thursday and invited state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to audit the $195...

Hanging together

Hanging together

EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland was hardly the perfect witness during his impeachment-hearing testimony yesterday. He was foggy on some of the details regarding events and phone calls involving Trump's efforts to force Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to engage in...

Sondland sings the John Dean Blues

Sondland sings the John Dean Blues

Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee this morning can be boiled down to three sentences: "Trump absolutely tried to extort the President of Ukraine for political dirt on the Bidens." "I'm not willing to go to jail to save a...

Cullen speaks about election loss, says little and a lot

Cullen speaks about election loss, says little and a lot

I called former Democratic Scranton mayor nominee Chris Cullen yesterday to get his take on the election because he didn't return calls on Election Day. Cullen still sounded sullen. The 67-year-old lawyer finished a distant third behind mayor-elect Paige Cognetti and...

Buckle up, folks

Buckle up, folks

Scranton Mayor-elect Paige Cognetti recently thanked sitting Mayor Wayne Evans for "paving the landing strip" in preparation for arrival in office this January. Pleasantries and ceremony aside, the city's new boss will have a full plate of issues with which to deal

The prisoner

The prisoner

As new information emerges regarding the health affects of vaping and e-cigarettes, it's also becoming clear that many young people are battling nicotine addiction.

Wrasslin’

Wrasslin’

Trump hasn't made it easy for his enablers on Capital Hill. As sworn testimony from career diplomats and national security officials rolls in regarding his "perfect" attempt to shake down Ukraine and its new president over the phone, Trumpers like Rep. Jim Jordan...

Bustin’ rocks

Bustin’ rocks

This cartoon idea popped into my head back in January, when the FBI paid Roger Stone an early-morning visit at his Florida digs. I filed it away for a later date, which, as it happened, came yesterday.

Trump is a cheap, dumb thug, and other old news

Trump is a cheap, dumb thug, and other old news

Today, the world witnessed in real time the President of the United States committing a crime. Marie Yovanovitch, the former United States ambassador to Ukraine, was already a sympathetic witness as she testified Friday before the House Intelligence Committee about a...