Give credit to four Pittston-area communities for seizing on a new strategy to get rid of run-down homes and other blighted properties, which collectively spoil this area's attractiveness.
All roads lead to Eric Frein.Sadly, he's never there when we arrive.
There were a lot of reasons to dislike Scranton's commuter tax. Petitioners challenging the tax claim the city didn't properly advertise the tax's passage, nor did they have the correct structure in place to enact the...
Eric Frein, the alleged shooter of two state troopers, has truly endangered the gun rights of all law-biding Americans.
The family of Melissa Zarlengo and Dr. Joseph Zarlengo thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during the loss of our loved ones.We appreciate all the flowers, Mass cards, cards, food and donations sent to us.
Want some life-saving advice? Ask a dental hygienist.
If you developed a breathing problem soon after a natural gas company entered the neighborhood and drilled a new well, you'd hurry to a doctor.
We live under a two-party system: Democratic and Republican. For six years under President Obama, the hatred that has divided America along racial, party and monetary lines is disturbing. The race hustlers alone divide America, so that we live in fear...
Drivers trying to obey the rules of the road on Wilkes-Barre's busiest streets, avenues and boulevards shouldn't be left guessing whether those rules apply or it's a free-for-all.
Would it be a good idea to ..… forge new and closer connections between Wilkes-Barre's two institutions of higher education?
How can we save $804,247,090 in the federal budget and not miss anything? It's quite simple: disband Congress.
In the 1970's Pennsylvania's black bear population was around 4,000.Today, we sometimes harvest more than that.And maybe we should take more.
So who gets control of the land where the Hotel Sterling once stood is between Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre CityThe obvious question: What's the third choice?
Last September, organists from throughout the region gathered at St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre to witness the rebirth of a treasure which was once part of the spiritual and musical life of the city of Pittston.
I believe that many people are not aware of the significance that our area has played throughout our country's history. We should capitalize on our historical importance, but even more important, let us educate current and future generations to...
Diamonds to the venerable Bloomsburg Fair. Yes, many will tell you there is a certain sameness to the event each September, but that serves as testimony to the consistent quality and depth of options offered annually for 159 years. It...
A note on The Times Leader's editorial (“Book your next event downtown”) of Aug. 11:Scranton promotes an extremely successful “Festa Italiana.”
C'mon. This scenario is ridiculous; The Wilkes Barre Parking Authority is having a hissy-fit because it's not receiving revenue from the empty lot between Bell Furniture and the former Army-Navy Outlet. Hasn't anyone at the Authority...
Sergeant Joe Friday started every interview with “Just the facts.” Dear Mr. Skok, I am writing in response to a recent letter to the editor in which you use inaccurate information to advance your opinion that Gov. Tom Corbett should not be...
In early September, the Associated Press reported on pressures facing regional airlines. Outgoing Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Executive Director Barry Centini told us, essentially, not to worry.
The Rotary Club of Mountaintop held its 5th annual Taste of the Mountain Event on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Edgewood in the Pines. We had a nice turnout on a beautiful sunny day.
I don't wear my heart on my sleeve, but have carried my sole in my hand.
The recent passing of Brett Evans is a tragic event. He will be missed by many.
The fate of John Kocher's Wilkes-Barre Township auto salvage yard now rests in the hands of Luzerne County Judge Richard M. Hughes. And while there are presumably further appeal options, here's hoping this decades-old saga comes to a...
I send a heartfelt thank you to all of my family, friends, coworkers and fire departments who have given me support and encouragement through one of the most difficult times in my life.
I'm writing in response to an area radio show host's view on feral cats. His opinion that they should all be put to death is beyond cruel.
It is simply ridiculous for the Obama administration to continue dragging its feet on approving the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The doe took a nervous look up the road as I slowed down and then quickly darted across the blacktop.As I stopped, a small buck appeared where the doe had stood and simply meandered into the roadway without a glance.
I spent three years as business editor of the Times Herald-Record in New York's Hudson Valley. I quickly became friends with one of the features writers, Sandy Tomcho, who annually reviewed haunted attractions for the newspaper.
As corrections officers who deal with more than 40,000 inmates in Pennsylvania state prisons, we accept the danger of our work. It comes with the job.
Over the past eight months, we have been following the “alleged assault” that NFL player Ray Rice perpetrated on his then-fiancee, now wife, Janay Palmer, in an elevator of an Atlantic City casino. Watching the video was horrific, as he...
I am writing in response to the Sept. 14 letter to the editor titled “What happened at Harveys Lake?”
The Max and Lorraine Foundation and the American Lung Association express their deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and all the volunteers who gave their time to make it possible for 27 children with asthma to enjoy the...
On Aug. 3, my brother Anthony Pekar passed away.My daughter Melanie and her husband Robert Ashford called upon their friends to put together a benefit. The event was held Aug. 16 at Diane's Deli in Pittston.
A new school year brings a variety of changes in districts across Luzerne County.A new attendance and truancy policy is in place for students going back to school in the Wyoming Valley West School District.
A year ago, Republicans in Congress were demanding that the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) be defunded as a condition for not shutting down the government. In fact, every Republican member of the House of Representatives, except one,...
Diamonds to state police troopers, other law enforcement officers and civilians who on Thursday honored the life of Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson. Thousands of police, from multiple states and Canada, attended the funeral in Scranton of...
Would it be a good idea to …… shake up the standard school board meeting in Northeastern Pennsylvania, encouraging more direct discussion between board members and the public?
In the old days, the people elected men and women to represent them in Washington, D.C. Today, corporations buy people to represent them in D.C.
Coach Karen Klassner's 600th Wyoming Seminary field hockey victory is exceptional, setting her in a sparse field of coaches nationally.
Wilkes-Barre Township Mayor Carl Kuren, you are in complete denial. You and thief, felon and hopefully federal prison inmate John Yuknavich, the former volunteer fire chief, misled the people.
Once again, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Elks Lodge 109 had a very successful golf tournament.I thank coordinators Ed and Charlotte Yarmel for all their hard work.
For the public's safety in Wilkes-Barre Township and beyond, someone in authority needs to address the deplorable situation involving the Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Years ago, we applied to the Luzerne County Treasurer for doe licenses and never had a problem. Now we apply to a southeast county for licenses in wildlife management units 3C and 3D. The licenses are returned within two weeks.
Dear Robert Hughes,We sincerely wish you well.
The government, the president, they're crooks; but they want you to think that they're changing the world into a better place.But, really, look around you. Look at what is going on in 2014.
The members of St. John United Church of Christ in Wapwallopen thank everyone who attended our second annual Peach Festival.Another year God gave us a beautiful day! We had many talented...
As safe and secure as you might think you are, face it: Bad things happen.
The gaming industry does more harm than good; thousands of people are banned from casinos from the harm it does.
When I read a column recently by former Adm. Joe Sestak about the need to develop a balanced approach to handling ISIS in Iraq, I was compelled by his logic.