AOW EXTRAS: Mason Kordish, Valley View football

The Valley View senior ran for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns as No. 1 Valley View withstood a furious battle against No. 4 Western Wayne and remained undefeated at 7-0. Here's more from Kordish's interview with Joby Fawcett. Cougars football is important in...

HS FOOTBALL: MORE FANTASTIC 50 REVEALED; A LOOK BACK AT WEEK 2

Two weeks are in the books. The high school football season is moving forward and there have been some expected dominant performances and some surprises.   EXPECTED   Valley View and Scranton Prep have been as good as advertised in the preseason. The Cougars are off...

HS TENNIS: Ghigiarelli wins early showdown; Week 3 rankings; Big match approaching

Welcome to the Wednesday post ON THE BLOG. As expected it was an exciting first day of the week in the Lackawanna League. On Tuesday, Riverside freshman Karissa Ghigiarelli firmly took hold of the No. 1 ranking in the league by remaining undefeated after a...

HS FOOTBALL: FANTASTIC 50 CONTINUES WITH GROUP 2; WEEK 1 RECAP AND PHOTOS

It's Thursday and time to post ON THE BLOG. Coaches will always preach that a team's greatest improvement is shown between Week 1 and Week 2. That may be true. But you still can't put a price tag on getting the season off to a fast start. This year, we will try to...

Sheffield ready to take on new role

Justus Sheffield got a call on his day off Monday. The RailRiders talented young southpaw wouldn’t be making his scheduled start Tuesday at Buffalo. He was moving to the bullpen instead -- orders from New York and a Yankees team that is trying to figure out how he’ll...
Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi

The disappearance and reported murder of Jamal Khashoggi highlights the dangers journalists and writers face when governments are increasingly intolerant of scrutiny and...

GAMEFACE – The Bell Game

GAMEFACE – The Bell Game

In this week's edition of GameFace, staff writer Joby Fawcett talks with Scranton's Grayson Lavelle and West Scranton's Guillermo Gomez about the Bell Game.  Previous GameFace Posts -...

Review: “A Simple Favor”

Review: “A Simple Favor”

Tamara's Take What happened to Amy? Her writer husband Nick must have had something to do with her disappearance in “Gone Girl.” What happened to Megan? Surely her tough husband, Scott, or her therapist, Kamal, or her employer, Tom, had something to do with that in...

Eye cream might be bs — except this one

Eye cream might be bs — except this one

Happy Monday. I'm tired. The worst part? I ran out of my Holy Grail eye cream that makes me look not tired. It's Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream. And it's the best thing to ever happen to me and the constant puffy, purple-gray circles under my eyes....

AOW EXTRAS: Mason Kordish, Valley View football

AOW EXTRAS: Mason Kordish, Valley View football

The Valley View senior ran for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns as No. 1 Valley View withstood a furious battle against No. 4 Western Wayne and remained undefeated at 7-0. Here's more from Kordish's interview with Joby Fawcett. Cougars football is important in...

Coming up: Review of a great hiking app

Coming up: Review of a great hiking app

Hey friends, I just wanted to give you a quick heads up about something coming on Sunday in the Life & Times section of The Sunday Times. Illustrator and columnist Kevin O'Neill is offering his weekly Insights column, and this time it's about  - you guessed it -...

Daddy’s money

Daddy’s money

Tuesday's New York Times blockbuster report on the sources of Donald Trump's wealth probably didn't surprise anyone who's been paying attention to the guy or who cares about the truth behind his bluster and BS. It's 14,000 words long, exhaustively documented and worth...

A stylist’s secrets for long, healthy hair

A stylist’s secrets for long, healthy hair

One of the top questions I see on social media is about growing hair long and healthy. Neons, pastels and grays are super fun colors to rock but that amount of processing combined with heat-styling, using harsh ingredients and/or generally not taking care of your...

Tracker says Cartwright’s re-election chances improving

A top Washington, D.C., congressional election tracker thinks U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright's chances of returning to Congress next year have improved. The Cook Political Report has changed its rating of the 8th Congressional District from leans Democratic to likely...

I’ll take ‘ego’ for $1,000

I’ll take ‘ego’ for $1,000

Alex Trebek was an odd choice to moderate the PA gubernatorial debate. The longtime "Jeopardy" host seemed unaware that the best moderators set the tone and direction of a debate, and don't chew up airtime showing everybody in TV-land how smart they are. Still, given...

Hooked

Hooked

Like the tobacco industry before them, manufacturers of e-cigarettes are under fire for targeting underage kids.