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.
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.
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.
Read Across America Week, the first week of March, is quickly approaching. Communities all over the nation will be celebrating the March 2 birthday of Theo Geisel, better known as the very creative and whimsical Dr. Seuss.
Let's go to war!War is good business; the defense contractors and the military just love war.
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).
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.
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.
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...
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.
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:
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.
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...
And life goes on? Truly, Steve Corbett. This is how you end a column written to denigrate a CCD class that showed a video of an abortion?
Shortly after the new year began, a veteran, Bolish Bralczyk, was volunteering at the American Legion in Glen Lyon when his home caught fire. He arrived just in time to see his disabled wife and two pets being led to safety. In the ensuing blaze, the...
In 2013, the majority of our elected legislators in Harrisburg enacted a law for a three-year plan, ending in 2017, that raises the gas tax about 10 cents each year, the diesel tax about 13 cents each year for every gallon of fuel that is sold in...
The column written by Steve Corbett that appeared on the front page (“Priest apologizes for showing anti-abortion video,” Feb. 6) points out a couple things to me.It points out that abortion is a horrific act.
I turned off Steve Corbett's radio show a long time ago because I cannot tolerate his ultra-liberal gobbledygook. But now that he is writing an occasional column in the Times Leader, he continues to attempt to belittle anyone opposed to his...
Same-sex marriage should not be the law of the land. Marriage is supposed to be for one man and one woman. It's what God intended.Alex S. PartikaWilkes-Barre
February marks the anniversary of the births of two great presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Each played a significant role in the evolution of our civil rights.
In the short video, “To Be Born,” the girl decides to have her baby. At the end, it shows the happiness she, as a mother, experiences with her daughter.
Although more than 40,000 people agreed to sign Helena Yurcho's petition against GoDaddy.com's Super Bowl commercial, she has received a constant stream of hate mail decrying her position and action taken.
In a recent commentary (“West Wyoming priest admits to 'poor judgment' in showing gruesome abortion video to kids”), Steve Corbett cudgels Father Leo McKernan for allowing a film on abortion to be shown to a CCD...
President Barack Obama's Interior secretary, Sally Jewel, recently stated that “There is a lot of misinformation about fracking.”
Regarding the debacle at St. Monica's Roman Catholic Parish in West Wyoming: I think the CCD teacher and Father Leo McKernan should be applauded for their enthusiasm in trying to prevent the gruesome murders of our next generation of...
Why is the Holy Redeemer High School girls basketball program being questioned by the District 2 athletic committee when the team did not violate PIAA's code of sportsmanship and ethics by “running up” the score?
I am now 65 and as much as I hate to admit it I am considered a senior citizen.
Today is National 211 Day.
Everyone thinks that we all have to be the same in order to get along. That's why people have a hard time expressing themselves. That's one of the main reasons these days behind bullying.
On Dec. 28, 2014, my son Patrick Lupico was admitted to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in critical condition. Sadly, he did not make it and passed on Jan. 9.
I thank Mr. Kenneth Klemow for breaking down the president's energy plan and its shortcomings (“Get real about US energy plan,” Jan. 29), but the resolutions can be found within Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has suspended (for now) a plan to require that non-hunters have a permit to access the state Game Lands. Such a proposal is totally absurd in that the game lands are public property and as such should not be subject to...
I am an English teacher at Crestwood High School, and for the past eight years I have assigned my eleventh-grade students to write a letter to the editor. Although they were not required to send their letter to the newspaper, students were awarded...
It's been about two-and-a-half years since the gas company built a gas dehydration plant in the Beaumont area.
The newly enforceable municipal pre-emption law – Act 192 of 2014 – represents an abuse of power in the name of gun rights. And it is already wreaking havoc.
Recently it has come to my attention that there is a Barbie-type doll with real-people proportions. It is called the Lammily doll.
This is in reply to the anonymous letter our organization has received in response to our recent holiday fund drive.
With all of the reported suspicious, serious criminal activity and the untimely death of the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union manager, I think it is in the collective best interest of our city taxpayers to request that the credit union...