Steve Corbett, 60, lived most of his life in and around Central Pennsylvania, graduating from a rural Perry County high school in 1969. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974 with a B.S. in Community Development. After working a variety of jobs - bouncer, construction laborer, bill collector, prison counselor and boxing instructor, he broke into the newspaper business full-time as a reporter with the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre in 1985, where he won dozens of state journalism awards as a columnist as well as a national journalism award for service to the First Amendment. After moving to Santa Maria, California to take a columnist job with Pulitzer, he also covered the Michael Jackson child molestation trial for Sky news in Europe. Corbett won journalism awards in California and Nevada and moved to Scranton in 2006, where he lives with his wife, Stephanie.
Mere mention of the word sends waves of excitement rushing into the brain.
And that’s from here – at home in the good old U.S.A.
Wait until you get there.
Mystique drawn from a deep Afro-Cuban strain of emotion and...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Patrick “Cheese” O’Malley wants to stay put as a Lackawanna County commissioner.
He has already served as a do-nothing minority Republican commissioner, switched to Democrat where he served as a...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
The toothy smile, the trademark hair, the fashionable outfit all came together as Kathleen Kane modeled, preened and posed for the people on Scranton’s Courthouse Square.
A full symphony even played patriotic music...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Tom Kelly calls the racial slur he wrote on Facebook “an old joke.”
But some people aren’t laughing.
On February 9, in response to a post on a friend’s Facebook...
Monday, June 15, 2015
From where she stood in the golden sunshine of a brilliant New York morning, Hillary Rodham, Clinton made a solemn promise - to make America better for everyday Americans.
We all stand to share in that promise simply because...
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
If honor is everything, Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright is nothing.
Deceit frames his tenure as a public servant. Dishonesty characterizes the temple of city services he rules like a villain in a cheap martial arts...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The man appeared suddenly at my front screen door last night.
“Corbett!’ yelled the big man. “Corbett!”
Then he rang the bell. I didn’t recognize him at first and wasn’t sure if he was...
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
When my father Shamus was growing up in Scranton during the Depression, maybe he swam below the “cut” in the Lackawanna River where his dad dug bootleg coal. If so, I doubt that my father or his nine brothers and...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Daddy Kane and Mommy Kane worked very hard over the years to raise Baby Kane. As a result, Baby Kane – also known as Jared Martin Kane – raised quite a bit of Caine of his own.
Back in 2010 Baby Kane told...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Shining solid gray in the warm spring dusk, the Rodham family headstone toppled sometime over the weekend near the edge of Scranton’s Washburn Cemetery.
How the heavy stone fell remains a mystery.
Did fanatics drag...