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.
Explore IRELAND with Corbett and AAA North Penn Oct 2-10, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Murder is no laughing matter.
But Glen Wolsieffer found time to snicker once or twice when we spoke recently about that day in 1986 when he killed his wife, Betty.
Time to publicly explain...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Where there's smoke there's CorbettCam.
CorbettCam breathes and smolders and ignites and offers a heated respite from the same cold leftover television news features and alleged commentary that plagues our news at...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
I mean it.
You really better watch him.
As of Tuesday, Election Day of all days, Bob Mellow is on the loose.
Even living in the federally- supervised Scranton half-way house he checked into...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Integrity drives all honorable black belts.
If not, the martial artist who has achieved that rank dishonors the spirit of the practice and must be dealt with. Depending of the degree of the infraction, the offending black...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Jonathan Garay, 26, is dead.
A Hazleton police officer shot and killed him.
That much we know for sure.
At least we think we do.
Something as seemingly simple as two basic facts still must be investigated...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
About eight months ago Pittston Township police confirmed for me that they had confiscated about 50 pounds of marijuana from a nationally branded warehouse in a local industrial park.
An alert news source of mine who was...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The photograph on the front page of the Sunday Times People page immediately caught my eye.
Standing and smiling, West Scranton High School's teenage "Miss Invader" posed in the uniform she wears for school spirit...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A sick thought has been plaguing me.
I hope I'm wrong.
Except for Northeastern Pennsylvania's – for that matter the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's - pathological pattern, our history of heart-stopping, ...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
The restoration of the public trust remains the biggest obstacle to progress in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As far as hurdles to a better future are concerned, this one might be insurmountable.
Neither President Barack...
Thursday, August 22, 2013
We in Northeastern Pennsylvania have been treated - or mistreated if you like - to more than our share of appearances by Barack Obama and his faithful goofy sidekick, Joe Biden.
We who live in Scranton – five...