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...
The hornets’ nest

The hornets’ nest

With Trump's decision to kill Iranian General (and widely acknowledged bad guy) Qassem Soleimani, the United States has effectively swatted the Middle East hornets' nest. Few outside the region will mourn Soleimani -- effectively the nation's second in command -- who...

What’s that smell?

What’s that smell?

State Auditor-General Eugene DePasquale's plan to audit the sale of Scranton's Sewer Authority might not come to fruition. Thanks to funding cuts by the GOP-controlled legislature, the activist Democrat (and current congressional candidate in Pennsylvania's 10th...

2019 cartoon year-in-review: Trump and Co.

2019 cartoon year-in-review: Trump and Co.

Employing bluster, insults, Twitter and a heedless disregard for the constitution and the rule of law, Donald barreled headlong toward an impeachment he seems to relish, enabled by his angry white base of support and a spineless Republican Party. Meanwhile, Roger...

2019 Cartoon year-in-review: dear old Lackawanna County

2019 Cartoon year-in-review: dear old Lackawanna County

Another year passes in the Lackawanna Valley, leaving in its wake that sorts of news stories we're accustomed to: those of political corruption, or simple corrupt incompetence. The biggest story of the year was the arrest and conviction of erstwhile Scranton Mayor...

Analyst downgrades Cartwright’s re-election chances

Analyst downgrades Cartwright’s re-election chances

All the attention Republican groups have showered on Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright lately has led a Washington, D.C.,-based congressional race tracker to downgrade his chances for re-election. The Cook Political Report shifted Cartwright's re-election bid for...

So much stocking

So much stocking

Pending appeal, Scranton is stuck filling a stocking it hasn't the means to.

Party monster

Party monster

The decision by anti-impeachment Democrat (for the moment, at least) Rep. Jeff Van Drew to jump ship and join the Trump-cult-formerly-known-as-the-Republican-party is a head-scratcher for the ages. Trump is hailing Van Drew's turncoat move as a godsend, while others...

12 Days of Christmas Lights 2019

12 Days of Christmas Lights 2019

The Times-Tribune celebrates residents’ hard work and artistry in creating some of the best holiday displays with our feature, “12 Days of Christmas Lights.” Sponsored by: Realty Network Group        

Mitch McConnell for the defense

Mitch McConnell for the defense

With the Senate likely to take up at least two articles of impeachment against Dear Leader President Trump, the White House effectively is leaving its defense up to the jury -- namely, Mitch McConnell and the his merry band of Republican enablers. Unable to argue his...

The Jaywalker

The Jaywalker

Since its creation in the security- and secrecy-obsessed days following the attacks of 9/11, the FISA court has operated in the dark, largely without public oversight or accountability. And it's safe to presume that former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is far...