AOW EXTRAS: Abington Heights’ Jackson Danzig

Jackson Danzig had a pretty good game Friday against Martin Luther King. He scored 25 points, with a bunch of them coming late in the Comets' double-overtime PIAA playoff victory. That was the game that earned Athlete of the Week honors. Perhaps he was feeling pumped...
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There’s a blizzard, but you really just want to know when baseball will start

A major snowstorm three weeks before the baseball season starts -- it's not what you want. Just ask Scranton Prep senior catcher Kyler McAllister: Well... looks like baseball isn't starting for another month — Kyler McAllister (@McAllister_107) March 14, 2017 Even...
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In a hole

Pennsylvania’s corporate income tax is among the highest in the nation. Given the continued existence of the so-called “Delaware Loophole,” however, it is a distinction largely without meaning. The loophole allows many large corporations to avoid paying state income...
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Free speech for all or none

Freedom of speech does not grant the right to shout down opposing voices or stifle offensive ideas, a lesson clearly lost on some college campuses in the Trump era. Violent clashes have erupted at alleged institutions of higher learning as protesters seek to block...
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Scranton rally shows shrinking Trump support

During his campaign, Donald Trump drew thousands of wildly enthusiastic supporters to rallies in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Crowds lined up hours before events to cheer The Donald, boo Hillary and hiss at the press. On Saturday, about About 50 people — some from out...
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When Fake News Junkies Attack (UPDATE)

When Fake News Junkies Attack (UPDATE)

The fake and the furious are busy today. Update at bottom. In my Sunday column, I committed a cardinal sin in the post-fact Trump era -- calling out a "journalist" who lies for a living on at least three fake news sites. Amanda Shea used a photo stolen from The...

AOW EXTRA: Michael Bruno, West Scranton diver

AOW EXTRA: Michael Bruno, West Scranton diver

OK, fans, this is unusual for me to be doing the Athlete of the Week interview, but circumstances beyond our control dictated I jump into action. Late Saturday night, I tried to reach West Scranton's Michael Bruno, who won his second straight sixth-place medal at the...

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 7 Jonathan Holder

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 7 Jonathan Holder

(Jonathan Holder's first professional season as a reliever started in Tampa and ended in New York, where he can expect to pitch at even more in 2017. L.E. Miller/New York Daily News) Opening Day for the Yankees is less than a week away and there's still seven...

The big dig II

The big dig II

Communities and counties throughout NE Pennsylvania are facing huge snow-removal costs and awaiting word whether the region will qualify for federal aid.

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 8 Ben Heller

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 8 Ben Heller

(He wasn't the biggest name the Yankees acquired in the Andrew Miller trade last summer, but Ben Heller was the first to make it to the big leagues.  John Rieger/USA TODAY Sports) On Thursday, we took a look at Justus Sheffield, who came to the Yankees in the Andrew...

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 9 Jorge Mateo

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 9 Jorge Mateo

(Despite a turbulent 2016, the Yankees still thought enough of Jorge Mateo to add him to their 40-man roster and protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Our list of the Top 15 prospects who could contribute to the Yankees this season continues...

HS BASKETBALL: Leaving a lasting memory

HS BASKETBALL: Leaving a lasting memory

Sometimes, when you come across a post on Facebook or Twitter, it can just rip at your heart. When Bryan Weber posted a link to an obituary from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral home it struck a chord. It was a notice for Andy Warner. Through the years, this job...

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 10 Dustin Fowler

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 10 Dustin Fowler

(Dustin Fowler's rapid rise through the Yankees' farm system should continue with the RailRiders in 2017. But will that rise go beyond Scranton/Wilkes-Barre? Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports) Our countdown of the top 15 prospects who could help the Yankees this...

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 11 Justus Sheffield

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 11 Justus Sheffield

(When the season begins in two weeks, Justus Sheffield will only be 20 years old. The Yankees won't rush him by any means, but can he force them to make some decisions with some early-season success? Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com) We're moving right along in our countdown of...

Seat of power

Seat of power

And then there was one. Jim Mulligan stands alone in the race for the GOP nomination to serve as Scranton's mayor after his two challengers -- Bob Bolus and Giovanni Piccolino -- were forced to withdraw due to flawed candidate petitions. (The drawing plays off a local...

Three players elected 2017 captains

Three players elected 2017 captains

There really wasn't much suspense about who the favorites to be the Nittany Lions' captains this season might be, and the program put any potential questions to rest today when the players elected three of them to lead them in the fall. Senior linebacker Jason Cabinda...

Registration under way for Coaches Caravan

Penn State fans who aren't members of the Alumni Association can now sign up for tickets to the annual Coaches Caravan. Click here for more information. The Caravan will make seven stops around the state from May 8 through 11, and for anyone interested in the...

HS BASKETBALL: A memorable run by Abington Heights ends

HS BASKETBALL: A memorable run by Abington Heights ends

Hello, everyone. It's Wednesday and, as hard as this is to believe, it was a balmy 20 degrees when I woke up and a fresh coating of flurries had covered the ground. Amazing after a day that somewhat resembled spring. I will tell you this, the weather does not look...

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 12 Tyler Wade

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 12 Tyler Wade

(While he only played shortstop and second base during the 2016 regular season, Tyler Wade saw time in the outfield and third base during the Arizona Fall League. Could that versatility lead to a New York promotion in 2017? Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com) In light of recent...

Let there be darkness

Let there be darkness

And so, Sunshine Week -- that seven-day stretch set aside each year to remind government officials that they are obliged to let the public know how its business is being conducted -- has come and gone. In its wake, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is busily...

First Time for Everything

First Time for Everything

A first took place in Scranton on March 26, 1951. The first was the first female wrestling match in the Electric City. In addition to coverage in the sport pages, Jeannette Reese, Times' Society Page Editor, penned a story on the event. Here article appears below. ...

Muppets vs. Trump

Muppets vs. Trump

Just about every American alive today learned something from Sesame Street -- except Donald Trump. The president's proposed budget would eliminate federal funding for PBS and other cultural treasures that don't glorify the Tweeter-in-Chief and therefore are failures...