HS FOOTBALL: Heading full steam ahead into the home stretch of regular season

Good morning, everyone and please bear with me this week! Many years ago, before the sun had peaked above the horizon, my alarm sounded and I rose from beneath layers of blankets. A mid-November Arctic freeze engulfed the state and even the windows were covered in a...
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HS FOOTBALL: More exciting action among big schools; Western Wayne reveling in best start

Good Thursday to you all! We are back at the high school football season and we are heading into the final stretch of the regular season. It is Week 7 and we have some pretty important games, especially in the Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and among the...
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AOW EXTRAS: Scranton Prep’s Matt Gilmartin

The senior running back had 228 yards on 46 carries and two touchdowns and a 20-yard reception on 4th-and-19 on the game-winning drive to help No. 2 Scranton Prep stay undefeated with a 35-34 win over No. 5 Valley View. Other sports you play: I played basketball until...
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HS FOOTBALL: A community needs your hearts; Week 6 offers start to LFC Division II season

Fans, this is a struggle. Lakeland is my community. It's where my daughters call home. And it's hurting. ... Really bad. Yes, there are very caring people there who will stay strong, but trust me, they are suffering and in pain. It's going to need a collective effort...
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HS FOOTBALL: More excitement among the big schools; Battle for the Bell is upon us

Good Thursday to everyone! WOW! I walked out of Scranton Memorial Stadium last Friday night shaking my head and appreciating what I had just covered. The showdown between Scranton and North Pocono gave high school football another jolt of energy this season. It was...
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Squish

Squish

The state legislature is further proof that the GOP is basically incapable of good governance. The state House, headed by Speaker Mike Turzai (a probable gubernatorial candidate), has taken Pennsylvania to the brink of budgetary Armageddon by refusing to consider new...

Award Chase: Always the bridesmaid

Each Wednesday through the week of the 2018 Academy Award nominations on Jan. 23, Take 2 is handicapping the Oscar rush with The Award Chase. Thirteen – that's the number of times British cinematographer Roger Deakins has been nominated for an Academy Award. That's 13...

The newsie

The newsie

Scranton's mayor has issued a campaign flyer disguised as a newspaper. Turns out that things in the Electric City are pretty swell under his leadership!

Arthur Treacher – in his own words

Arthur Treacher – in his own words

Arthur Treacher, actor of stage and screen, penned an article that appeared in the July 18, 1958 edition of the Scranton Times. Treacher was in the area appearing in a play at the Pocono Playhouse.  You can read more about Treacher his appearance locally and how a...

HS TENNIS: 2017 District 2 Singles Tournament Draw

HS TENNIS: 2017 District 2 Singles Tournament Draw

Hello everyone! Folks, it was a long and hot October day at Kirby Park, but somehow Mike Ognosky and I managed to make it to Dunmore High School for the 2017 District 2 Singles Tournament Draw. This was easy picking the No. 1 seeds. In the District 2-4 Class 3A...

Not invisible anymore: Latinx in comics, movies

Imagine a superhero who looks like you, speaks in the words of your language and sports locks of hair like yours. If it’s easy for you to find a movie or a comic book that matches your description, chances are you are not a minority. For the Latinx community, only in...

Taxpayers cover costs of naked hypocrisy

Taxpayers cover costs of naked hypocrisy

A shameless political stunt that cost anemic, red-blooded American taxpayers nearly $250,000 has fiscal conservatives, everyday Republicans and hard-right talk radio calling for the addled head of the vice president. Joe Biden went a runway too far when he used an...

AOW EXTRAS: Old Forge’s Brendan Mozeleski

AOW EXTRAS: Old Forge’s Brendan Mozeleski

The Old Forge senior ran for 209 yards and three touchdowns in Friday’s 32-20 win over Lackawanna Trail. Other sport you play: Baseball Athletes you admire: Bo Jackson, J.J. Watt, Mike Trout and Ray Lewis. Sports teams you follow? I’m a big Penn State fan,...

Rebecca’s Take: “It”

"It": 4 stars out of five. In theaters. Evil exists. It lives in the rage of bullies, the inaction of adults and in a clown's blank expression. "It" is a nightmare come to life. The disturbing and gripping film based on Stephen King's best-selling horror novel blends...

Marywood student’s vigilance an example for all Americans

Marywood student’s vigilance an example for all Americans

We don't know the name of the Marywood University student who tipped authorities to the potential threat posed by Alex Barowski, a student who was caught on campus with a handgun, body armor, 200 rounds of ammunition and parts of an AR-15 in his truck on Wednesday....

Duffer-in-chief

Duffer-in-chief

Trump demonstrated his very very good leadership skills (the best, really) again, this time in Puerto Rico. Which is an island. In the middle of the ocean. Big big water. Nobody knew how big. An island where everyone wants everything to be done for them. Here, have a...

Throwback Thursday – Bear Cubs

Throwback Thursday – Bear Cubs

On this Throwback Thursday, journey back to the Bear Den at Nay Aug Park and visit with the cubs. Previous Throwback Thursday Posts -  Sept 28 - September Storms  Sept 21 – Cheerleading  Sept 14 – An Imperial Stallion in Scranton  Aug 24 – History of the 1900 block of...