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...
Bounce

Bounce

The good news is that the local and national employment rates rose during the month of May. The bad news is that there's still a lot of lost ground to make up, and any resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic could make the job market even tougher.

Handle with care

Handle with care

Fire works safety and the importance of adult supervision brought to mind our toddler-in-chief running amok at the White House.

Coronavirus Diaries Day 103: Trump chooses Putin over our troops

Coronavirus Diaries Day 103: Trump chooses Putin over our troops

President Bone Spurs' professed love and admiration for America's fighting men and women was always a charade poorly played by a draft-dodger who once compared his wild sex life to his "own personal Vietnam." An alleged man who equates V.D. -- an easily avoidable...

With both feet

With both feet

The steep cliffs and roaring waters of Scranton's Nay Aug Gorge have long drawn daredevils and others, who swim and dive there against the advice of local law enforcement. Given this, I suppose it's only natural and a not-insignificant portion of our population...

Sing along with Josh

Sing along with Josh

State Attorney-General Josh Shapiro latest crusade has led his office to the doors of the Department of Environmental Protection and the natural gas drillers whose activities they are supposed to be regulating. According to the findings of a two- year state grand...

Underwater

Underwater

Scranton and its beleaguered financial situation have been under Act 47 oversight -- otherwise known as distressed-city status -- ever since Bill Clinton set up shop in the Oval Office. The city was prepared to check out of this particular "roach hotel" next month,...

On the ropes

On the ropes

Donald Trump is trying to goad Joe Biden into participating in more than the previously agreed-to three debates this fall. That an incumbent would want such a thing strongly suggests that they know their re-election campaign is in trouble. Biden, meanwhile, is laying...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 98: Nightmare in Dream City

Coronavirus Diaries Day 98: Nightmare in Dream City

"Did anybody see my speech the other night on Saturday night? But I said the other night, there’s never been anything where they have so many names. I could give you 19 or 20 names for that. It’s got all different names, Wuhan. Kawuhan was catching on. Coronavirus....

Bognet names Barletta honorary campaign; they share history

Bognet names Barletta honorary campaign; they share history

Wow, three posts in one day. What's up? Well, I missed this yesterday, but better late than never, I guess. Ex-U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta will serve as the honorary chairman of Republican Jim Bognet's congressional campaign. Bognet wants to unseat Rep. Matt Cartwright, a...

Feeling ‘blue’

Feeling ‘blue’

Trump loves to show the world the overwhelmingly red, county-by-county map detailing his surprise 2016 electoral-college victory. It is a thing to behold, I guess, although it helps to remember that the small blue-colored areas simply show the places where voters...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 95: Trump revisits ramp, walks plank

Coronavirus Diaries Day 95: Trump revisits ramp, walks plank

Since late Saturday, antisocial media around the world has been "dominated" by memes, videos and photo-illustrations mocking Trump's slow trudge to the bunker after his "comeback" Cult 45 revival in Tulsa failed to launch. What to do with all that leftover Kool-Aid?...

‘Nightmarers’

‘Nightmarers’

The Trump Administration had a bad week at the Supreme Court. First came the court's ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay and transgender employees from being fired due to sexual identity (it's notable that Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch wrote the...

‘Family’ man

‘Family’ man

State House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Drillers) resigned from office this week, and, as expected, announced he would start work as "general counsel" for Pittsburgh-based People's Natural Gas. Given Turzai's stalwart service to the natural gas industry during his time in...