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...
RailRiders notes: Heller, Espinal, Frazier, homers

RailRiders notes: Heller, Espinal, Frazier, homers

Heller’s setback, Espinal’s injury, Frazier’s defense and homer, after homer, after homer — here are some notes from the RailRiders’ homestand. Heller hopeful for quick return Ben Heller would rather be pitching, but considering where he’s coming from, hearing he had...

Opioid Inc. exposed

Opioid Inc. exposed

The Washington Post and Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail examined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's opioid database -- and the picture it paints of a drug industry more interested in profit than public health, crime and drug addiction -- is both fascinating and...

Are Trumpers racist? Trump is banking on it

Are Trumpers racist? Trump is banking on it

Supporting President Trump has always required a stubborn willingness to look the other way, but his latest crimes against American ideals and simple decency put even passive Trumpers at risk for whiplash. After a news cycle in which Congressional Republicans and...

Deivi’s debut

Deivi’s debut

Yankees 20-year-old pitching prospect Deivi Garcia made his Triple-A debut Monday, tossing five innings in the RailRiders' game against Columbus, the top team in the International League that came into the game with a 31-13 record on the road. Garcia allowed one run...

Charl-Mont tax-exempt status half-baked

Charl-Mont tax-exempt status half-baked

The kerfuffle over whether the new Charl-Mont at the Lackawanna County Government Center at the Globe should be tax-exempt is the example du jour of what happens when there are too many commissioners in the kitchen. A resurrected Charl-Mont was the political fever...

Throwing Uncle Joe under the bus

Throwing Uncle Joe under the bus

"Politics ain't beanbag," the fictional Mr. Dooley once observed. So it should have come as little surprise to former vice-president and Scranton native Joe Biden that elements of his long political career could and would be used against him, fairly or not. Case in...

Courtright was a cheap date

Courtright was a cheap date

One of the most shocking elements of the Bill Courtright corruption scandal is how cheaply the ex-mayor and admitted felon could be bought. As Times-Tribune Staff Writer Jim Lockwood reports today,Northeast Revenue Service, the firm contracted to collect delinquent...

Landfill review blurs big picture

Landfill review blurs big picture

The state Department of Environmental Protection's "environmental assessment" of the proposed 40-plus-year expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill is a classic example of The Big Picture being blurred by excessive focus. In a letter released Monday, the department...