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...
Mafia Donald surrounded by rats

Mafia Donald surrounded by rats

"Your murderers come with smiles, they come as your friends..." -- from "Goodfellas." Like a movie mob boss betrayed by queasy underlings, President Trump is under siege and surrounded by rats. More than anything else, the whistleblower complaint released today...

As you were saying?

As you were saying?

Before even the first incriminating document had been released, both Trump and his personal "lawyer" Rudy Giuliani had essentially copped to committing impeachable offenses. As others have observed, this ongoing circus of corruption is "Watergate, with stupid people."

Pelosi has Trump’s number

Pelosi has Trump’s number

From Scranton to Kyiv, mouths and minds are foaming over the transcript of the phone call that may get Donald Trump fired. The president's ham-handed attempt to lean on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for help in generating a fake news scandal about former vice...

Obstruction-free zone

Obstruction-free zone

It's notable that the judge overseeing the state grand jury investigation into alleged misdeeds by officials and employees of the Scranton School District would feel compelled to remind everyone to "play nice."

Goodbye, ‘Harvard Barbie’

Goodbye, ‘Harvard Barbie’

On deadline for the Sunday column, so I'll be uncharacteristically brief... It has been brought to my attention that some readers are offended by my use of "Harvard Barbie" as a nickname for independent Scranton mayoral candidate Paige Cognetti. Good. That's exactly...

Trump vape

Trump vape

How dare Californians want cleaner air to breathe?

The Democratic Machine vs. Cognetti

The Democratic Machine vs. Cognetti

In a stunning but characteristic act of cowardice and cynicism, the Democratic Party Machine redefined the Scranton mayoral contest that ends Nov. 5. The race to replace Bill Courtright is now a struggle between the stale status quo and fresh ideas, perennial insiders...

With apologies to Lewis Carroll

With apologies to Lewis Carroll

Whatever Louis DeNaples wants, Louis DeNaples usually gets. Or at least that's been the case in his hometown of Dunmore. The wealthy casino, landfill and used auto parts magnate is seeking to have the life of his Keystone Landfill extended nearly another half-century,...

Giant sucking sound

Giant sucking sound

The Trump campaign provides daily proof of the truth behind the old saying, "a fool and his money are soon parted." The latest case in point: Trump Straws, for which his loyal cult (the GOP's not really a conventional political party, anymore) have reportedly coughed...

Scranton mayoral contest is a sack race

Scranton mayoral contest is a sack race

Today is the deadline for candidates to file for the Nov. 5 special election for the next mayor of Scranton. The eventual winner will complete the second term of convicted felon Bill Courtright, which runs through 2021. Times-Tribune politics reporter and Roderick...

Deadly odds

Deadly odds

The health risks posed by vaping are receiving greater attention as at least six deaths have been reported, and more users are being treated for lung disease.