AOW EXTRAS: Dixon Black, Valley View

The Black brothers go back to back. One week after his older brother Mason took home the Athlete of the Week award, Valley View shortstop/pitcher earned the honor after picking up the win in the Cougars' first-round state playoff game against Lewisburg and knocking...

Q+A with Mason Williams

Mason Williams gave RailRiders fans a quick reminder of what he can do in Louisville's first game against SWB this series. In the sixth inning, the former Yankees top prospect ran down a tailing line drive off Bruce Caldwell's bat, using a full-extension dive in the...

Feyereisen shaves head for cancer research

J.P. Feyereisen had come to terms with it. He was in the final hours of enjoying a full head of hair. "It's fun to style it every day, but it gets hot," he said before the RailRiders' game against Durham on Thursday. Feyereisen, clubby Timmy Drewes and strength and...

Q and A with Tino Martinez

Tino Martinez, the slugging first baseman of the 90s Yankees dynasty, is part of the latest group of roving instructors to come through PNC Field this year, visiting the area for this series against Durham. Here, he answers some questions about his role with the...

HS BASEBALL: Sibling rivalry

It's pretty easy to tell how competitive Mason and Dixon Black are with each other. I asked them a couple questions about who's the better video game player and, well, the debate sort of spiraled out of control with each brother claiming to be superior. Here's the...
On the summit

On the summit

I'll admit that the sight of a U.S. president shaking hands with the leader of North Korea is in and of itself an historic moment. For the moment, at least, the fear of nuclear war has lessened, if only because the two sides are talking rather than pounding the table...

Scranton activists have zero tolerance for Sessions

Scranton activists have zero tolerance for Sessions

When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visits Scranton Friday, he will be greeted with zero tolerance by locals who believe a government that forcibly separates children and parents is cruel, unnecessary and un-American. Several advocacy and religious groups rallied...

Feeling insecure

Feeling insecure

Our state legislature, tasked with drawing congressional districts, seemingly exists only to advance the political desires of the Republican majority that has it in a stranglehold. The most recent case in point: the abortive efforts to bring congressional...

Curious statistics

Curious statistics

The recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef/author/humanist Anthony Bourdain have highlighted a disturbing and mysterious uptick in the nation's suicide rate. Both were talented, intelligent, creative individuals who had pursued their passions to great financial...

Glow up with two new shades of Glossier’s Cloud Paint

Glow up with two new shades of Glossier’s Cloud Paint

When I woke up this morning, I saw something on Glossier's Instagram that made my lil' heart go pitter-patter: two new shades of Cloud Paint blush launched today. Say hello to Storm, a warm rose, and Dawn, a sunny coral. Like I...

Trump: Kim Jong Un a ‘very talented’ murderer

Trump: Kim Jong Un a ‘very talented’ murderer

President Trump's Singapore Summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was historic for many reasons, including the first handshake between a U.S. President and a Dear Leader from North Korea. It was also a timely window into squirming mind of the Tweeter-in-Chief...

If a tree falls …

If a tree falls …

Trump's tweeting hard in his attempts to undermine the legitimacy of Independent Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in our elections system.

#MakeupMonday: All eyes on laziness with Glossier

#MakeupMonday: All eyes on laziness with Glossier

We all are lazy and it’s OK. Let’s just make peace with it. I’m a makeup freak but there are some days I have no energy to make myself look human, let alone create a whole LEwK~* Thankfully, there’s Glossier. One of my favorite brands ever has been killing it for...

Trump, Kim Thong Un and the ‘South Park’ Presidency

Trump, Kim Thong Un and the ‘South Park’ Presidency

Fresh from an important summit with Kim (Thong Un) Kardashian and alienating our closest allies at the G-7 in Quebec, President Trump is in Singapore today for a sitdown with Kim Jong Un, dear leader of the Basket Case Known as North Korea. The two human cartoons will...

AOW EXTRAS: Dixon Black, Valley View

AOW EXTRAS: Dixon Black, Valley View

The Black brothers go back to back. One week after his older brother Mason took home the Athlete of the Week award, Valley View shortstop/pitcher earned the honor after picking up the win in the Cougars' first-round state playoff game against Lewisburg and knocking...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

It was a rewarding spring for athletes from the Lackawanna Track Conference in 2018. There were two boys who won state championships. Scranton's Ky'Ron Harbin struck gold in the long jump, while Abington Heights' Kyle Burke won the 1,600-meter run both in Class 3A....

Q+A with Mason Williams

Q+A with Mason Williams

Mason Williams gave RailRiders fans a quick reminder of what he can do in Louisville's first game against SWB this series. In the sixth inning, the former Yankees top prospect ran down a tailing line drive off Bruce Caldwell's bat, using a full-extension dive in the...

Tastes like corruption

Tastes like corruption

It's a measure of how far down the rabbit hole of corruption and shady ethics the Trump administration has run that EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt -- the best friend big polluters have in Washington -- still has a job. His decision to use an agency aide to hustle up a...