Teenagers who need more sleep should go to bed earlier, not expect schools to delay start times for them.
So the rock remediation project on state Route 309 near Mountain Top makes you late for work. Then wake up earlier.
It doesn't matter what industry you're talking about, businesses rely on clean water to produce safe, high-quality products.
I read Pastor Dan Nichols' illuminating words about God and sex, and I would like to offer my thoughts.
I don't know about anyone else, but I am getting tired of both area newspapers printing letters and op-eds telling me what I should not eat or drink.
Doug Gross' words stuck with me.
Recently, the Luzerne County manager stated that he was considering termination of the existing inter-governmental partnership between the county and the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority.
I read the letter to the editor by Stanley Halas (“Parties fail to serve people,” Aug. 21). He is absolutely correct on issues he raises; others should be so aware. What is happening in this country right now is obscene.
On July 24, we stopped in Wilkes Barre overnight on our way to visit my brother. We read that the Seven Tubs Nature Area was beautiful, and the next morning we decided to take what we thought was a 2-mile hike.
Working smoke alarms cut your risk of dying in a fire by 50 percent.
As a young public school music teacher, I have to do a great deal of convincing. Mostly, I have to convince parents, administrators and teachers that curricular music matters.
In 1894, during a time of severe economic depression and social unrest, President Grover Cleveland established Labor Day as a national holiday in an effort to appease organized labor.
The controlling majority of Penn State University's Board of Trustees has demonstrated repeatedly that it is unwilling or unable to follow the board's standing orders, the rules of the university and the state's open meeting laws. It...
Diamonds to the Pearsall family. Their financial support allowed the United Way of Wyoming Valley to launch a local project with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, encouraging reading among area preschool children. Each child who...
If certain students at Wyoming Valley West School District parrot their peers elsewhere, the laundry list of excuses they're likely to give for skipping school looks like this:Too tired.Stomachache.
Would it be a good idea to …… build a museum at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport dedicated to aviation – or something even broader?
As a concerned citizen, I believe changes are needed to the federal structure in Washington, D.C.
In search of a “big win,” residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania paid more on average to play scratch-off and other lottery games last year than their peers elsewhere in the state – which says something about us.
Our national unemployment rate remains stubbornly high nearly seven years after the Great Recession began despite numerous attempts by the federal government and Federal Reserve to spur job creation.
The news and social media are full of negative stories concerning the Wilkes-Barre; but there are people quietly working hard to move our city forward. One of these people is District A Councilman George Brown.
I am a lifelong resident of South Wilkes Barre. I used to be proud of my city, but not anymore.
Hikers and birdwatchers will be exempt, but members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission are mulling whether to require snowmobilers, horseback riders and cyclists to have a special permit – and pay a fee – when using trails in state game...
A new national study suggests we are succeeding in improving health care and educating consumers about the benefits of developing healthier lifestyles.
Are you seeing water changes such as sputtering from the faucet, change in color, smells, black sludge in your appliances, black sludge in your pipes, or water tests that show high barium, strontium, manganese, E. coli or methane?
I work in the gas fields of Pennsylvania but live in North Carolina. I am able to do that because demand for energy workers in Pennsylvania is very high and some companies are willing not only to pay me a handsome wage, but also pay for my hotel room...
We recently were in the Wilkes-Barre area for the race in Pocono.
I grimace every time I read the Sunday newspaper and look at the social section. The brides all look as if they are going to a prom. Also, I don't know if they are trying to get into their gowns or out of them. One recent Sunday, there was a...
An airshow might be exactly what's needed to give a lift to the underappreciated airport in Avoca.
I read with apprehension the commentary by Christopher Belleman (“Beware big change to Flood Authority,” Aug. 10), in which he takes exception to the intention of the county manager to terminate an...
I would like to comment on the article titled “Church: God author of sex” (Aug. 14) concerning a quote that was made by Pastor Dan Nichols from the Restored Church in Wilkes Barre.
I am writing on behalf of attorney Michael Melnick.My husband and I had him for an attorney. We had gone to him for a problem that we had. He took his time and explained a number of legal...
This letter concerns the negative reviews John Krochmaluk received in the newspaper and on TV.
As an Ashley native and lifelong Wyoming Valley resident, I was saddened to see the Huber Breaker being dismantled. This feeling was deepened when I became aware of the following pork previously put in U.S. budgets:
The state of the Luzerne County Historical Society has never been better.
No one likes surprises – least of all those of us who have to plan carefully to keep a balanced checkbook. So why is everyone content to stay in the dark about the next steps in health care reform? Come 2015, people are going to be surprised...
The numbers are more alarming every time I hear them.Since White-Nose Syndrome began decimating Pennsylvania bats in 2008, the losses have been staggering.
I'm writing about the beautiful Villa Roma Pizza complex that the Harveys Lake Borough is interested in acquiring.
On behalf of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, I thank all those who participated in the 26th annual Christmas in July Food Drive Competition. The drive was a tremendous success and, for the second year in a row, a new collection record was...
Each year some 50 million animals are slaughtered worldwide simply for their fur. Fox, mink, raccoon. And in places where they can get away with it, dogs and cats. But a grim loophole is allowing fashion retailers to get all the fur they want from...
Would it be a good idea to …… supply school students in Luzerne County with a list of resources at the start of the academic year that might help them overcome trouble in their classes – and their lives?
Diamonds to Pittston Tomato Festival organizers and volunteers. The 31st annual festival, taking place through Sunday, mixes saucy activities (a massive food fight) with a sweet celebration of hometown pride. From its silly contests,...
The sky is always falling and newspapers are always dying.
My thanks to Jon O'Connell for his colorful article about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, “Ukrainian turf war reverberates in Luzerne County” (timesleader.com, Aug. 3).
The federal charges leveled Thursday against five people – including two who wore the badge of the Wilkes-Barre Police Department – will further shake area residents' faith in their public institutions.
Aspiring math teacher John Quinn Jr. didn't get the numbers to go his way this week.
Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis owes the community an explanation.
The Lackawanna County majority commissioners were asked for their thoughts on the Steamtown Mall and the utilization of the mall for government office space.
Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 12 and 13, reminded me of Birmingham, Alabama, during the summer of 1963. All that was needed was “Bull” Connor, fire hoses and police attack dogs.I hope cooler heads prevail.
Recently, my wife received a statement from her insurance company that showed what the bill was for CAT scan services and what it paid, which was acceptable by the health provider.