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 winner!

The winner!

With nearly 70 percent of its adult population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Lackawanna County leads the NE Pennsylvania region and is second statewide. Other NEPA counties seem to be stuck at the starting gate, however.

Name your poison

Name your poison

When the natural gas drilling and fracking boom kicked in roughly 15 years ago, Pennsylvanians had good reason to be suspicious of the mystery chemicals that oil and gas companies were pumping into their wells.

Bottleneck ahead

Bottleneck ahead

Scranton ponders renaming the Central Scranton Expressway in honor of native son Joe Biden while Mitch McConnell gums up the works in DC.

Chris Kelly Opinion: New Hope for Dying Cemeteries

Chris Kelly Opinion: New Hope for Dying Cemeteries

There is no way to overstate the volume and positivity of responses to my last two Wednesday columns about overgrown, underfunded local cemeteries and the impossibly steep struggle to maintain them with skeleton crews and aging equipment. The emphatic feedback shows...

Promises, schmomises …

Promises, schmomises …

Remember all that high-minded stuff corporations said about not giving political money to congress members who worked to overturn the 2020 presidential election result? They were lying.