Two explanations have emerged regarding the source of the name: First, Ariel is the lead character -- a playful spirit -- in Shakespeare's The Tempest.Second: Ariel is the more poetic name for the city of Jerusalem.

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The true purpose of the arena, as with the airport, was the advancement of a childish indulgence known as Gulch-O-Centrism.

This is the only line of reasoning that explains the irrational fanaticism of the proponents (including the so-called neutral media), and if they give you any other story they are lying.

Lackawanna County was now free to call its own shots, and in 1874 did just that: break away from the old county that shamelessly tried to handcuff it.

This same type of shenanigans would occur many years later as the Avoca airport was named backwards by a dubious legislative mechanism initiated in Washington by congressman Dan "Mr. A few decades later, Luzerne County authorities once again managed to diddle with state law and constitutional intentions, overriding the decision of voters by ramming through a hotel tax of dubious legal merit so as to finance an arena, based on the absurd contention that hotels in Hazleton, some 23 miles away, would benefit.

“A large part of the country is tired of the hate, whether it’s with transgender people or other people.” The Pennsylvania victory came in Erie, where Tyler Titus, a professional counselor, won one of four seats on the city’s school board.

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a political action committee that supported Titus and other LGBT candidates, hailed the victory and said it would resonate beyond Pennsylvania.

Originally known as Braintrim (see above) and Skinner's Eddy (see below), the area for a couple centuries was a camping grounds for Indians of the Tuscarora tribe.

When the Laceyville toll bridge was completed across the Susquehanna in 1899, the fare was five cents for pedestrians and 25 cents for horses.

An openly transgender person was elected to office in Pennsylvania for the first time Tuesday, making him one of several transgender candidates across the nation to emerge victorious — and giving hope to an American community that has felt under attack by the Trump administration.

“It’s history-making, especially in light of the present regime,” said Deja Lynn Alvarez, a transgender activist who works at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

The first rumblings of secession were heard in the 1830s, some 20 years after Bradford and Susquehanna counties had broken off, due mainly to the impracticalities, not to mention the social regression, of having to travel to Wilkes-Borough to transact official business.