Our Opinion: Think ‘the crouch’ will ward off lightning? You’re in for a shock!

Our Opinion: Think ‘the crouch’ will ward off lightning? You’re in for a shock!

Play it safe when dark clouds gather, especially during June and July – the months when lightning in Pennsylvania typically causes the most casu...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Elizabeth Stelle: Before raising state taxes, stop blowing money on Pennsylvania bureaucracy

Elizabeth Stelle: Before raising state taxes, stop blowing money on Pennsylvania bureaucracy

What do waking up, driving to work and stopping at Starbucks have in common? Each of these seemingly mundane activities is impacted by state taxes.Thi...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Full potential of Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor yet to be realized in Luzerne County

Our Opinion: Full potential of Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor yet to be realized in Luzerne County

In too many respects, Luzerne County’s portion of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor remains unfinished business.Not enough resi...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Zoe Lambert perseveres despite medical issues, serving as inspiration to fellow Spartan graduates

Letter to the Editor: Zoe Lambert perseveres despite medical issues, serving as inspiration to fellow Spartan graduates

On June 10, Zoe Erin Lambert graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School.It has been 13 years of school in between more than 30 surgeries, and hund...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: County manager to address South Wilkes-Barre Residents’ Association

Letter to the Editor: County manager to address South Wilkes-Barre Residents’ Association

The South Wilkes-Barre Residents’ Association will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Firwood United Methodist Church, a...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Finding ourselves at the movies

Beyond the Byline: Finding ourselves at the movies

I had gotten back to the newsroom a bit late after covering a Saturday event and, as I made my way to my desk, loudly announced to no one in particula...

June 26th, 2016 |  


Consumer Watchdog: Joe Sekelsky charged with seven crimes but has he pulled his last job?

Consumer Watchdog: Joe Sekelsky charged with seven crimes but has he pulled his last job?

Duryea’s most notorious plumber, Joe Sekelsky, has been hit with six third-degree felonies and one first-degree misdemeanor in connection with h...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


Beyond the Byline: That darn GTO had a thing about telephone poles

Beyond the Byline: That darn GTO had a thing about telephone poles

WILKES-BARRE — She was a real beauty — sleek, lots of curves and oh, how she purred.That last part was an exaggeration. Actually, it was a...

June 25th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: No room for bullies in my treehouse

Life Deconstructed: No room for bullies in my treehouse

I sit here today and stare at a blank screen. There’s nothing in me except sadness, despair and disgust. Who can write a column about Nancy not ...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Consumer Watchdog: ‘No-show Joe’ target of criminal probe

Consumer Watchdog: ‘No-show Joe’ target of criminal probe

Joe Sekelsky, the Duryea plumber whose practice of taking money from customers and failing to do the work and who has been the topic of this column fo...

June 22nd, 2016 |