As the transition team for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf gets down to business, members of the team dealing with the Pennsylvania State Police should address a critical area of agency operations: social media outreach.
The holiday season is a time for family, friends … and Christmas trees!
Last Saturday, my son and his family went to Malacari's to get a Christmas tree. Their trip to find a beautiful tree at an affordable price soon turned into the most expensive Christmas tree they will ever buy: $207.
Diamonds to all the people, perhaps including you, who entertain audiences during December. We're referring, of course, to pageant participants and “Nutcracker” dancers, set designers and school...
Would it be a good idea to …… become a “waste watcher,” cutting back on the amount of recyclable material that wrongly gets tossed in the trash and ends up in a landfill?
When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A year ago?
For the past six years, since President Obama has been in office, Congress has done nothing for America. During the president's first three years in office, certain congressional members only cared if he was a legal U.S. citizen while the...
Dear Santa,If it's not too much to ask, kindly squeeze these things on the sleigh and deliver them while making your rounds this week through Northeastern Pennsylvania:
By all rights, Boscov's shouldn't be in Wilkes-Barre.
This holiday season, for the first time ever, shoppers are buying more of their gifts online than in brick-and-mortar stores. Forty-seven percent of Americans are doing their shopping on the Internet, compared to 37 percent who say they still prefer...
It is unfathomable and an indictment of the misplaced prioritization of partisan politics well above America's safety that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has waved a red flag before the ISIS bull in her choice to rehash the age-old, so-called CIA...
If you are driving north on Fordham Road in Laflin during a snowstorm, good luck.
The shopping revolution continues in the United States, with more people – perhaps including you – choosing to hunt for and buy holiday gifts and other merchandise online.
As commander of the Veterans of the Vietnam War Post No. 1, the views and opinions following are mine alone and should not be construed otherwise.
I had been a lifelong Democratic voter until I received my 2015 premium notice for my Medicare Advantage PPO plan.
Regarding the editorial titled “Automatic pay raises burden state” (Dec. 1), I strongly agree that our politicians should not get a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in their pay.
I would like to submit my opinion regarding the many articles published about injustices and racism toward the poor black people of this country.
Many of us pack and deliver holiday meals to strangers, sing to shut-ins and devote our time to other volunteer efforts, especially during these final, frantic weeks of December, but to what end?
What happened to Christmas?Has anyone seen it?
The indictment of Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State University employee, for child sexual abuse became a Penn State scandal only because the university's trustees allowed Sandusky to define Penn State.
As Wilkes-Barre prepares to take control of the 2-acre empty lot once home to the magnificent Hotel Sterling, these words leap to mind:Don't mess up this opportunity.
Words cannot express how grateful we are for the outpouring of support we have received during this most difficult time.
It's nothing to complain about, but some anglers are doing just that.
An essential feature of all living things is their ability to monitor their internal and external environments to detect influences that might cause their destruction, destabilization or disorganization. All living things – bacteria, plants,...
The Times Leader frequently includes op-ed pieces contributed by one Rich Lowry, identified only as a “contributing columnist.”
The British speed camera enforcement policy has failed to reduce either road injuries or road fatalities.
Would it be a good idea to …… think of and market Luzerne County's many outdoor recreation sites as part of a single drawing card rather than dozens of separate destinations?
Historic and transformational. Progressive and powerful. Courageous and needed.
Diamonds to Susquehanna Brewing Co. The Pittston-area suds maker recently landed on an impressive list, named one of the nation's best sites at which to take a brewery tour. The accolade came thanks to voters participating in...
I am an average working individual who knows the struggle of our Luzerne County residents. They cannot hold the full burden with higher taxes on their backs.
As a result of the failure to charge the police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the officer in New York, I want to offer our black leaders – and, in fact, all our leaders – this observation.
Not only does the Crestwood football team excel on the field, the players and coaches are also mindful of the necessity to serve and assist others in need.
Pension reform for all Pennsylvania public employees and private-sector workers is needed, but it should not be modeled after the 401(k)-style retirement plan that is great for Warren Buffett and other smart investors, but not good for Pennsylvania...
Your holiday season should sparkle, not erupt in sparks, smoulder or shoot flames like the tail end of a SpaceX rocket.So spare a moment to consider fire safety.
It's been 35 years since Steve Martin's character in “The Jerk” proudly raved – “The new phone book's here … Things are going to start happening to me now!” – about the arrival of a freshly...
When I graduated from high school, I wasn't fortunate enough to go to college, so I started working in a shoe factory. There, they treated me with respect, and it was my first step to bettering myself through life.
Soon, the American Tort Reform Association will again be seeking publicity for its annual “survey” of so-called “judicial hellholes.” What ATRA will not say is that this non-scientific, one-sided poll of corporate lawyers is a...
For a glimpse at the future of Luzerne County's communities, you don't need to hitch a ride with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.Simply drive to the borough of Laflin and go inside its police station.
It was very sad to see the students at Marywood University disrespect the American flag. I can blame it on simply the Generation of the Blind.
After reading the article “Luzerne County budget meeting accomplishes little,” Dec. 3, I was disappointed but not at all surprised by the lack of strong positions or leadership within the county council.
The statewide surge in heroin abuse is terrifying and shows no signs of stopping, while at the same time a growing number of municipalities are finding it harder to fund an adequate level of police coverage.
It seems as inevitable as the first winter storm itself: Nasty weather approaches, meteorologists sound the alarm, and media types — this outlet sometimes included — do stories of depleted rock salt supplies at area hardware stores, a run...
The proposed Clean Power Plan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers an opportunity for Pennsylvanians of faith and goodwill to simultaneously protect public health, create jobs and care for God's creation.
As you are aware, the state Department of Transportation determined that the County of Lackawanna Transit System was overpaid by approximately $4.5 million. In addition, the department tacked on interest of approximately $1.2 million and assessed a...
The recent news on national TV about 20 to 30 former Gitmo terrorist detainees now fighting for ISIS in Syria isn't really surprising to hear, being that this country decided to send those detainees back to their own countries and let them...
Allowing Girl Scouts to sell Thin Mints, Trefoils and other boxed cookies on websites and mobile apps, instead of strictly in-person, shouldn't cause anyone to cry in their milk – spilled or otherwise.
Fifty years ago, the civil rights movement emphasized the pressing need for non-violent protest and a greater representation of minorities in the nation's police departments. But the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, first after the shooting...
Well, it's official. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey claims the Keystone XL Pipeline will create thousands of jobs and make us more energy independent.
Police officers are being vilified and murdered all across America.
Republican strategist Michael Reagan wants the American public to elect a conservative to the White House in 2016, claiming we were dumb to elect President Obama.