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Our Opinion: Don’t accept domestic violence masked as real relationship; get away for good

Editor’s note: A version of this editorial has appeared in prior years on or near the Valentine’s Day holiday. We …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Zeroing In: Gotta love the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board for going ahead with a plan not everyone favors

Zeroing In: Gotta love the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board for going ahead with a plan not everyone favors

There’s no time like the present to forge ahead with an estimated $100 million high school consolidation plan that some …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Howard J. Grossman: An ‘arts district’ grows in Wilkes-Barre; let’s nourish it

There is a wonderful opportunity that is being orchestrated across Wilkes-Barre, and it represents a great step forward toward downtown …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre school directors, tell us where you stand on GAR plan

Thank you for recognizing me in the Times Leader’s coverage of last week’s Wilkes-Barre Area School Board meeting. However, my …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Support Humane Cosmetics Act to eliminate beauty product testing on animals

Today, in the United States, cosmetic companies still use and abuse thousands of helpless animals in laboratories every year. Defenseless …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Nation that forgets God will soon crumble

In 1933 Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. Historically Germany was a Christian nation. From 1933 to 1945, under …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Consumer Watchdog: Joe Sekelsky says he may lose leg; his customers have already lost an arm and a leg

Consumer Watchdog: Joe Sekelsky says he may lose leg; his customers have already lost an arm and a leg

This is an update on last week’s column about Joe Sekelsky, owner of Sekelsky Plumbing and Heating in Duryea, who …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Our Opinion: Dialing 211 connects callers in need with caring voice

Our Opinion: Dialing 211 connects callers in need with caring voice

Diamonds to promoters of National 211 Day. Held annually on Feb. 11 (aka 2/11), the awareness-raising campaign reminds people about …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Joe Parks and Sharon Thomas-Parks: Expand First Aid to include mental health

Joe Parks and Sharon Thomas-Parks: Expand First Aid to include mental health

If you saw someone trip and fall on the sidewalk, what would you do? Stop to see if they’re OK? …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Family entertainment lacking from Mohegan Sun Arena’s weekly lineup, writer says

When the arena in Wilkes-Barre Township first opened, we had the likes of Neil Diamond and Elton John. Also, parking …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Insist that Wilkes-Barre’s new high school be built on site other than Coughlin

To the Coughlin High School community: Call the Wilkes-Barre Area School District’s administration and board. Simply insist the new school …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Our Opinion: Heart health largely in your hands; act as if your life(span) depends on it

Odds are the Zika virus won’t do you in. No, your premature death, rather than result from an exotic disease …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Dennis Roddy: Gov. Tom Wolf reaches for reset, hits the detonator

Dennis Roddy: Gov. Tom Wolf reaches for reset, hits the detonator

In language that would have gotten him thrown off any domestic air carrier, Gov. Tom Wolf has laid out a …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Chelsea Clinton’s visit to Luzerne County incomplete without a few bumps in road

Regarding the article on Chelsea Clinton coming to Jackson Township for a fundraising event, I hope her car or limo …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Life Deconstructed: Are our daily fears really something of which we should be afraid?

Life Deconstructed: Are our daily fears really something of which we should be afraid?

I was speaking to a friend the other day about her upcoming elective surgery. She said: “I’m scared to death!” …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Our Opinion: Join groups aiming to improve Wilkes-Barre neighborhoods, other nearby communities

Bugged by things in their neighborhoods, a number of area residents decided in recent months to do something about it, …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Unsafe lead exposure comes in many forms; don’t be naive to risks

After reading the Times Leader article about high lead levels being attributed to paint, if it weren’t so serious I …

February 10th, 2016 updated: February 10th, 2016. |  

Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department can clear the air by embracing best financial practices

The Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department recently cleaned up its act enough to satisfy the state Auditor General’s Office, which isn’t …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Betcha these ‘highlights’ from GOP presidential debate won’t again be heard

I will list three sound bites from the Republican presidential debate on Jan. 28 in Iowa that I’m sure will …

February 9th, 2016 updated: February 10th, 2016. |  

Thomas J. Botzman: Prevent federal government overreach from crippling college accreditation

Thomas J. Botzman: Prevent federal government overreach from crippling college accreditation

In some ways, education is similar to the fashion industry. The tie-dyed shirts, leisure suits and bell-bottoms that were so …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Have faith in Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department

Again, there are a few naysayers in Wilkes-Barre Township about our volunteer fire department. Let me assure you, with the …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Our Opinion: Brace for presidential race to hit Pennsylvania; register early, get the facts and vote

It has promises, so many big and tantalizing promises made to you. It contains drama, intrigue and more than a …

February 8th, 2016 updated: February 8th, 2016. |  

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