Beyond the Byline: Rest in peace, my Lily

Beyond the Byline: Rest in peace, my Lily

WILKES-BARRE — I’m definitely a cat person. Have been most of my adult life. I have had several cats as companions over the years.But this...

April 29th, 2017 updated: April 29th, 2017. |  


Beyond The Byline: Students learn about journalism at Bigler conference

Beyond The Byline: Students learn about journalism at Bigler conference

WILKES-BARRE — A long, long time ago, a young journalist used to sit at a table in Boscov’s restaurant and listen to two gentlemen talk ab...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Remember When: Days of soda jerks, home delivery and leg room

Remember When: Days of soda jerks, home delivery and leg room

A few years ago, I spent a fun afternoon at the Believe it or Not Museum in midtown Manhattan (234 W. 42nd St.).You say you’re too busy to go th...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


Consumer Watchdog: Be wary of scams while planning summer getaways

Consumer Watchdog: Be wary of scams while planning summer getaways

It’s difficult for me to believe that just weeks ago this area was covered in a sea of snow, with backhoes and salt trucks creeping around the s...

April 22nd, 2017 updated: April 22nd, 2017. |  


Shapiro: Organized crime ring fraudulently obtained PA license plates

Shapiro: Organized crime ring fraudulently obtained PA license plates

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro this week announced criminal charges against a dozen people accused of taking part in a major organized cri...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Beyond the Byline: Lessons learned from Coach Mergo

Beyond the Byline: Lessons learned from Coach Mergo

WILKES-BARRE — We’ve all had people like this in our lives — people who may have scared the hell out of us one minute and made us la...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Feet to the Fire: Give credit to McDonald’s employees

Feet to the Fire: Give credit to McDonald’s employees

WILKES-BARRE — He was not done in by Chicken McNuggets and french fries.Make no mistake about it, the crazy man who shot an innocent senior citi...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Wolf urges use of online registration as primary deadline nears

Wolf urges use of online registration as primary deadline nears

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés remind Pennsylvanians that Monday is the deadline to register to vote i...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Consumer Watchdog: Stay smart and avoid scholarship scams

Consumer Watchdog: Stay smart and avoid scholarship scams

For students preparing for higher education, there’s nothing more stressful than figuring out how to pay that tuition bill.In addition to loans ...

April 15th, 2017 updated: April 15th, 2017. |  


Beyond the Byline: Current Junior Leadership class perfect example for group

Beyond the Byline: Current Junior Leadership class perfect example for group

WILKES-BARRE — Sometimes things do come full circle.Back in 1987-88, I entered the Leadership Wilkes-Barre class with as much skepticism as one ...

April 15th, 2017 |