Our Opinion: Former prison worker Louis Elmy’s criminal acts demoralizing to community

Our Opinion: Former prison worker Louis Elmy’s criminal acts demoralizing to community

In pursuit of a crack cocaine high, Louis Elmy sank to horrid lows, damaging far more than his family name.The ex-president of the Wilkes-Barre Area S...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: For silly or sobering entertainment, see what’s happening on local stages

Our Opinion: For silly or sobering entertainment, see what’s happening on local stages

Would it be a good idea to …… lighten your mood with laughs at an area theater?“Funny Girl,” a musical that contains more dram...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Democratic National Convention can rouse the reluctant voters

Our Opinion: Democratic National Convention can rouse the reluctant voters

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 23rd, 2016 updated: July 23rd, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Bazaars add zest to summers in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Our Opinion: Bazaars add zest to summers in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Diamonds to summer bazaars – and the smiling, sweaty volunteers who orchestrate these fundraising events in Northeastern Pennsylvania to benefit...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: After corruption of minors conviction, ex-school workers’ lawsuit especially galling

Our Opinion: After corruption of minors conviction, ex-school workers’ lawsuit especially galling

Former Coughlin High School administrator Stephen Stahl’s lawsuit against the Wilkes-Barre Area School District ranks way up there on the list o...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Allow ‘Christmas in July’ to invigorate your giving spirit

Our Opinion: Allow ‘Christmas in July’ to invigorate your giving spirit

Good cheer. Glad tidings. Great joy.Those hallmarks of the Christmas season can seem a bit depleted by this point in the year, becoming almost as scar...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Angry drivers pose big risk on America’s roads; reduce the rage

Our Opinion: Angry drivers pose big risk on America’s roads; reduce the rage

We’re beeping mad.As a society of drivers constantly on the go, we seemingly simmer while behind the wheel, just waiting to unleash our fury at ...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Drowning can occur in seconds; be cautious around pools and other swimming areas

Our Opinion: Drowning can occur in seconds; be cautious around pools and other swimming areas

With high temperatures across the region routinely topping 80 degrees, and predicted later this week to exceed 90, thoughts turn to staying cool.If yo...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: In unity, we can move past turmoil

Our Opinion: In unity, we can move past turmoil

After the fatal gunfire, protests and politicking of this summer, our nation seems to be running especially low on a spirit of unity.And it’s on...

July 17th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: GOP’s convention must go beyond mere pep rally

Our Opinion: GOP’s convention must go beyond mere pep rally

The hugs, handshakes and energizing sound bites that have become the hallmarks of national political conventions won’t be enough.The Republican ...

July 17th, 2016 |