Last week I pruned an apple tree and let the cut limbs lay scattered around the trunk.Four days later, the succulent buds were nipped off and the bark was gnawed away, exposing the greenish-white cambium layer.
The path to educational success for Pennsylvania's children begins even before the doors open on the first day of kindergarten.
February 2015 died yesterday after a brief life, noteworthy for one near record-breaking achievement and what seemed like endless brutality.
My wife Krissy, and sons, Riley and Andrew, recently visited Wilkes-Barre, from Gainesville, Florida, over the Valentine's Day weekend. We were visiting my father, Lindsay Trax, and sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Chris Yanovich.
Luzerne County detectives are highly trained law enforcement officers and receive lucrative salaries as public servants.
Some comments on Steve Corbett's column (“Priest apologizes for showing anti-abortion video”) of Feb. 6:
Hello, this is 911. What is your emergency?Caller: I need an ambulance at my home at (house number, street name) in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre.
The New York Post recently published an article showing TV usage had fallen 10.6 percent between September and January in my peer group of so-called millennials – those ages 18 to 34.
Concerning columnist Steve Corbett's commentary regarding Father Leo McKernan and the recent happenings at a CCD class for sixth-graders, I watched the movie shown to the children.
I am not sure which is more disturbing: watching and hearing a president of the United States weaken America, or seeing the president throw another country to the wolves. Both are just jaw-dropping.
Diamonds to the charitable group striving to supply houses to veterans. If all goes as planned, the Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will purchase and fix up 150 houses statewide, including 25 or more in this region. The first...
Although a conversation on race could be constructive for Luzerne County audiences, Sean M. Donahue is not the man to guide a rational examination of the issues.Nor is he a sensible choice to serve as Hazleton's mayor.
Terminal illnesses are a traumatic event for everyone. One day you can be completely fine, the next day you can be in pain. Nobody wants to suffer in their last days. People euthanize dogs, who are like family, because they don't want them to be...
On Feb. 6, Dallas Township and other municipalities in Luzerne County received a letter from the county government informing the township supervisors that the county plans to turn over ownership of county roads and bridges to township...
I see the Democratic Party propaganda machine is at work again here in Wilkes-Barre Township. After three years of silence, “Red” has risen like the morning sunshine.
I am a subscriber to the Times Leader. Recently, I was reading the Opinion page, and something caught my eye. An editorial was asking about people being nice or kind to one another.
And you thought the election-year jockeying for power in Pennsylvania ended Nov. 4.Au contraire.
Although February is Dental Health Month, the activities and services open to the community at the Benco Dental Clinic continue throughout the year.
How many times has the Times Leader printed pictures of Hugo Selenski for us? On Feb. 17, it put two of his pictures on its front page.
Let's go to war!War is good business; the defense contractors and the military just love war.
When you slide into your vehicle and start the engine, is your goal to get to your destination as fast as possible?Hopefully not. That would be self-centered. And dangerous.
Valley Crest sale? Once again it looks as though the sale of county property will head to a local developer, maybe politically connected.
Columnist Steve Corbett tries to make Father Leo McKernan look like a hypocrite (“Priest apologizes for showing anti-abortion video,” Feb. 6).
Would it be a good idea to …… get more serious in Northeastern Pennsylvania about energy conservation?
Father Leo McKernan did indeed make a mistake, but it wasn't showing a movie about abortion to his CCD students. It was taking a call from columnist and WILK radio host Steve Corbett and expecting to be treated appropriately.
Chris Traver hopes next weekend's Second Annual Community Conservation Mixer will develop into a tradition.I think it already has.
I read columnist Jay Ambrose's view (“Obama's speech omitted next crisis,” Jan. 22) and wondered why he is not fact-checked. He had so much hate in his stretched-out comments that he should be challenged.
I woke on the morning of Feb. 14 to a full email inbox.That's rarely a good sign.
Many thanks to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation from the residents of the Askam section of Hanover Township for the planned stop sign at South Main Street (aka Middle Road) and Martin Street.
In Steve Corbett's front-page column on Feb. 6, he refers to abortion as “an overwhelming safe medical procedure.”
The closer we approach the 2016 presidential election, the more intense the fear card will be played by those seeking to occupy the White House.
I have never listened to Steve Corbett's radio talk show on WILK. What I do know about him comes largely from Kenny Luck's 2011 book, “NEPATIZED.” The title of chapter three is “King Corbett,” and this, along with...
Diamonds to state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre. The lawmaker intends to prod colleagues in Harrisburg to look again at the feasibility of restoring passenger rail service between Scranton and New York City. His resolution...
Slowly but surely, Lyme disease has reached near epidemic proportions in Pennsylvania.
A review of the CCH “Tax Guide” gives an interesting revelation of state income taxes throughout the United States. Some states generate very little revenue; New Hampshire and Tennessee tax only 5 or 6 percent on interest and dividend...
It appears that the terrorist group ISIS has hit a new level of depravity. The sickening image of the murder of the Jordanian pilot has enraged people around the world.
I am questioning the journalistic impartiality regarding the Feb. 7 article about the alleged robbery of the CVS Pharmacy on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre.
It took only a month for more than 5,000 people to say they like an idea that could save The Mall at Steamtown. Their idea is to bring something akin to Philadelphia's...
One of Luzerne County's most historically significant and inspiring women, Sophia Coxe, rightly will get renewed attention, thanks to some Hazleton-area preservationists.
If Roman Catholics in, say, Indiana, decided to kill thousands of Protestants because they don't believe in the infallibility of the pope, don't you think every Protestant minister and leader in the world would unleash a tsunami of outrage...
The processing of my ironclad $2,277 Medicare claim has turned into a comedy of errors. My family has asked me not to be my normal sarcastic self about the process. Therefore, I will not ask:
The Christian season of Lent, which begins today, is a hard sell. In the darkest, coldest season of the year, the church calls people together to put a smudge of ashes on their foreheads, remind them that they are going to die and turn to dust, and...
There is a big difference between immigration of the past where millions came to these shores in search of opportunity and the immigration currently being constructed by President Barack Obama.
Tell it like it is.
One of the big advantages of Luzerne County's home rule system of government becomes even more apparent on days like today.
All wars end eventually.
This is in response to the opinion column of Feb. 6 titled “West Wyoming priest admits to 'poor judgment' in showing gruesome abortion video to kids.”
I would like to thank Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright and City Council for their new recreational project on the 200 block of Penn Avenue.
I read with some amusement that the consensus of the Times Leader editorial board is that the Wilkes-Barre Education Association should better reflect the diversity and vibrancy of the community it teaches; i.e., there should be more black and...
I watched in the rear-view mirror as the small bird fluttered to the pavement.I drove on.But not for long. Something compelled me to find a place to turn around.To go back.