Would it be a good idea to …… look overseas for potential seminary students to address the Diocese of Scranton's worsening shortage of parish priests?
Diamonds to area residents observing Earth Day. You can mark the event's 45th anniversary Wednesday with grand public acts – such as attending a demonstration in support of environmental protection (see www.earthday.org)...
Don't underestimate the power of a little wet paint.
Tell your teenager the truth about prom night.
Luzerne County's redundant street names – the many Springs, Spruces, Maples, Mains and Centers – need to go, replaced by distinct and less bland ones.
All-terrain vehicle riders who illegally scale the Wyoming Valley Levee's banks, often ripping up the soil and leaving behind muddy ruts, be warned.
Foster children who turn 18 and “age out” of the child-welfare system shouldn't be left to flounder.
Would it be a good idea to …… spur more innovation in the Wyoming Valley by further combining the efforts of area colleges, business incubators and industries?
Ever since first lady Nancy Reagan cajoled us to “just say no,” and long before, America has been wrestling with a drug problem.
Diamonds to Wilkes-Barre police and other area departments with a presence on Facebook. The social media powerhouse allows law enforcement agencies to both share information with the public and track down suspected offenders. This...
Show you care.
Spring's arrival traditionally sends people's spirits soaring, but some evidence suggests it's also the time to be alert for a dark phenomenon: a seasonal uptick in suicides.
Another spurt of gun violence in Wilkes-Barre has awakened calls for action, with some people suggesting the city's problem is self-inflicted.Poor management, they say, pointing blame at the police chief and the mayor.
As any dog trainer can confirm, a puppy won't learn proper behavior if you simultaneously scold it for wetting on the carpet and then toss it a treat.
Would it be a good idea to …
For Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton, the news came as sweet and deserved vindication.
Diamonds to students participating in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. They're pioneers, of sorts, proving that new ways of teaching, even in a decades-old...
Train cars, some of them presumably passing through Northeastern Pennsylvania, are hauling record amounts of oil – resulting in far more spills and combustible-fed catastrophes.
Mark Rabo aims to knowingly defy Luzerne County's home rule charter, which is an odd and potentially counter-productive way to campaign for office.
The joke's on you, or so it seems when you read news developments like these that can pinch your pride, your wallet and possibly your sense of fairness.
A recent bank robbery and some home break-ins in Mountain Top catapulted crime to a prime topic among its residents, some of whom are wondering if they should take action.
Would it be a good idea to …… post signs this summer in the yards of people who fail to keep their grass trimmed, alerting them of the code violation and the potential for a hefty charge?
Diamonds to cops putting anti-crime technology to work in Luzerne County. With the aid of a $131,000 federal grant, the District Attorney's Office recently acquired a new intelligence-sharing database. Advocates say the setup...
The old joke goes that every newborn in Luzerne County leaves the hospital with two pieces of paper: a birth certificate and a dumping permit.
In a fast-paced world, don't hop in a vehicle and leave behind your concern for fellow human beings.You might be in a hurry.You might even be late.
Convenience stores get robbed with such frequency, area residents seemingly treat all but the most bizarre, brazen or violent of the incidents casually, as if nothing can be done.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is the nation's fourth “Most Overindulgent Metropolitan Area,” according to badcredit.org. That's based on our region's propensity for overeating, smoking, getting drunk and piling on...