Consumer Watchdog: Do your homework when choosing a degree program

Consumer Watchdog: Do your homework when choosing a degree program

You’re about to get schooled.If you’re a high-schooler thinking about your next step in the educational process or someone who’s bee...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Beyond the Byline: Seeing a favorite band live for the first time

Beyond the Byline: Seeing a favorite band live for the first time

It’s finally going to happen.It was announced on Feb. 13 that Metallica is going on a nationwide tour, its “WorldWired Tour 2017.” A...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Consumer Watchdog: Recalls can save lives — keep yourself informed

Consumer Watchdog: Recalls can save lives — keep yourself informed

Recalls can save lives. When a company issues one, you should pay attention.But sometimes it can be hard to know if a product has been deemed defectiv...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Capitol roundup: Bill would severely limit women’s health care options, Wolf says

Capitol roundup: Bill would severely limit women’s health care options, Wolf says

Gov. Tom Wolf this week joined women’s health advocates and medical professionals to denounce the fast-tracking of Senate Bill 3, which the gove...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Beyond the byline: What better friend than a dog?

Beyond the byline: What better friend than a dog?

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”―M.K. Clinton, author, The Return...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Albert Boscov: a light that will always shine

Albert Boscov: a light that will always shine

WILKES-BARRE — The sign on the marquee at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts said it all:“Rest in peace, Mr. Boscov. These ligh...

February 11th, 2017 updated: February 12th, 2017. |  


Consumer Watchdog: Protect your heart and wallet this Valentine’s Day

Consumer Watchdog: Protect your heart and wallet this Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air — or is it?The only thing worse than those chalky conversation hearts during the Valentine’s Day season is people willi...

February 11th, 2017 updated: February 11th, 2017. |  


Consumer Watchdog: New scams are getting harder to detect

Consumer Watchdog: New scams are getting harder to detect

When I research ideas for this column, I can’t help but be amazed by what people will do to bilk strangers out of their hard-earned cash.The lat...

February 4th, 2017 |  


Beyond the Byline: Two of the very best ever

Beyond the Byline: Two of the very best ever

WILKES-BARRE — This week saw two octogenarians in the news — some good news, some very bad news.George Toma, the 88-year-old Edwardsville ...

February 4th, 2017 updated: February 4th, 2017. |  


Pennsylvania releases Medicaid expansion report

Pennsylvania releases Medicaid expansion report

WILKES-BARRE — In February 2015, Gov. Tom Wolf expanded Medicaid to ensure that Pennsylvanians can receive affordable, straightforward, accessib...

February 4th, 2017 |