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...
Dig in!

Dig in!

A whopping 77.65 percent of Lackawanna County voters turned out either in person or in the form of a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 3 general election. Regardless of which candidate you supported, that is the sort of news we can all be thankful for.

Bigger bird

Bigger bird

As the Trump presidency is dragged off kicking and screaming into the sunset, it's good to pause for a moment during the holidays to remember its legacy. For starters, there's the roughly $7.1 trillion-with-a-T that was added to the national debt, much of it due to...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 300: Trump’s pathetic war on America

Coronavirus Diaries Day 300: Trump’s pathetic war on America

Donald Trump lost the election. Bigly. Decisively. By more than 6 million popular votes and 74 electoral votes -- the latter representing the same margin he claimed was a "landslide" when he beat "Crooked Hillary" in 2016. Trump got fired, and he and his minions have...

The tell-tale trail

The tell-tale trail

The erstwhile "America's Mayor" and current legal laughingstock Rudy Giuliani has said and done some pretty outrageous things in the defense of Donald Trump. Thursday's press conference, wherein he and the rest of Trump's "legal team" spun fantasies, fibs and...

Stick out your tongue …

Stick out your tongue …

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is one of many health professionals nationwide trying to convince folks to take at least basic precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19.

Uphill climb

Uphill climb

Scranton's Hill Section neighborhood deals with the fears and realities of the pandemic, as University of Scranton students gather off campus to celebrate what facsimile of college life is available these days.

Let there be darkness

Let there be darkness

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been a busy boy of late. In a Quixotic quest to overturn er, steal Joe Biden's electoral victory over Donald Trump, he's contacted numerous GOP state officials to see what could be done about tossing mail-in ballots. Graham's efforts...

Drastic measures

Drastic measures

There's never really a "good time to raise taxes," and that's certainly in the case of a pandemic-related economic recession. This has sent Mayor Paige Cognetti in search of other funds to plug a multi-million-dollar hole in the Scranton city budget. One possibility:...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 252: The ‘Voting Dead’

Coronavirus Diaries Day 252: The ‘Voting Dead’

The dead vote went to President-elect Joe Biden. Legions of liberal zombies shambled to polling places and post offices and devoured millions of votes cast for the infernal incumbent. Joe Biden is a grave-robbing thief who stole a second term from soon to be...

Merely a flesh wound!

Merely a flesh wound!

Trump's legal efforts challenging the legitimacy of the 2020 election have been met with failure in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

Chipping away at democracy

Chipping away at democracy

Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 general election have relied on baseless allegations of vote-by-mail fraud in a number of swing states, Pennsylvania being chief among them. While his campaign's legal efforts to this end have been fruitless, he...

Sign of the times

Sign of the times

The overtly racist text messages shared between two Scranton police officers resulted in their dismissal from the force.

Coronavirus Diaries Day 248: Let’s go to the tape!

Coronavirus Diaries Day 248: Let’s go to the tape!

No words I could wrangle to describe the gob-stopping hypocrisy of Team Trump and Cult 45 can say it better than their own. As they demand time for our soon-to-ex-president to find "emotional closure" over his historic loss to "Sleepy Joe" Biden, CNN went to the tape...

Virtual dismay

Virtual dismay

Constrained by state limits on how much higher the city school district can raise property taxes, Scranton School Directors are scrambling to balance the budget before the end of the calendar year.

Coronavirus Diaries Day 241: Americans keep score

Coronavirus Diaries Day 241: Americans keep score

Imagine your favorite NFL team advances to the Super Bowl (if there is one this season) and their opponent is an archrival. These teams really hate each other (think Steelers/Ravens) and battle hard through three quarters. The archrivals are up by a field goal, but...