Our Opinion: Mile runners set the pace in Wyoming Valley with ‘Fastest Man/Woman’ challenge

Our Opinion: Mile runners set the pace in Wyoming Valley with ‘Fastest Man/Woman’ challenge

Diamonds to competitors in the Valley’s Fastest Man (and Woman) Mile Series. Featuring three one-mile races, this year’s edition of the se...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Wait for ex-senator Bob Mellow’s book to hit discount bin

Our Opinion: Wait for ex-senator Bob Mellow’s book to hit discount bin

Prevent Bob Mellow’s self-published book about his days in the state Senate – and, later, in federal prison – from climbing any best...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Reggie Jackson adds power to RailRiders’ community outreach

Our Opinion: Reggie Jackson adds power to RailRiders’ community outreach

By welcoming Reggie Jackson as a team co-owner, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s minor league baseball franchise gains enormous star power and the po...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Former prison worker Louis Elmy’s criminal acts demoralizing to community

Our Opinion: Former prison worker Louis Elmy’s criminal acts demoralizing to community

In pursuit of a crack cocaine high, Louis Elmy sank to horrid lows, damaging far more than his family name.The ex-president of the Wilkes-Barre Area S...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: For silly or sobering entertainment, see what’s happening on local stages

Our Opinion: For silly or sobering entertainment, see what’s happening on local stages

Would it be a good idea to …… lighten your mood with laughs at an area theater?“Funny Girl,” a musical that contains more dram...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Democratic National Convention can rouse the reluctant voters

Our Opinion: Democratic National Convention can rouse the reluctant voters

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 23rd, 2016 updated: July 23rd, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Bazaars add zest to summers in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Our Opinion: Bazaars add zest to summers in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Diamonds to summer bazaars – and the smiling, sweaty volunteers who orchestrate these fundraising events in Northeastern Pennsylvania to benefit...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: After corruption of minors conviction, ex-school workers’ lawsuit especially galling

Our Opinion: After corruption of minors conviction, ex-school workers’ lawsuit especially galling

Former Coughlin High School administrator Stephen Stahl’s lawsuit against the Wilkes-Barre Area School District ranks way up there on the list o...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Allow ‘Christmas in July’ to invigorate your giving spirit

Our Opinion: Allow ‘Christmas in July’ to invigorate your giving spirit

Good cheer. Glad tidings. Great joy.Those hallmarks of the Christmas season can seem a bit depleted by this point in the year, becoming almost as scar...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Angry drivers pose big risk on America’s roads; reduce the rage

Our Opinion: Angry drivers pose big risk on America’s roads; reduce the rage

We’re beeping mad.As a society of drivers constantly on the go, we seemingly simmer while behind the wheel, just waiting to unleash our fury at ...

July 19th, 2016 |