Scott Wasser, onetime Wilkes-Barre Times Leader sports editor, is coming back into the fold – as managing editor for news and business. Joe Butkiewicz will be overseeing features and the weeklies. Not that the TL was going to get Joe Pulitzer to run the newsroom, but Wasser seems to have spent the last few years writing quasi-puff auto and home electronics stories for bottom feeders like Curtco's Digital TV and Electronic House. Wasser had also been doing PR for Wesley College in Dover, Del. It's not clear if the comment shown nearby – found among the comments in a Google cache version of a story Wasser wrote for Electronic House – has anything to do with his availability in Wilkes-Barre.
• John Plucenik writes about how Scott Wasser helped get him started on the TL sports desk