What’s in the future for local TV juggernaut WNEP? Sinclair Broadcast Group’s acquisition of the region’s ratings leader — one analytics company dubbed WNEP “the most dominant local news station in America” — raises questions about possible political bias and monopolization of the media market.

In other news, police are searching for a missing Plymouth Twp. man, a mall in our region is closing and Penn State Coach James Franklin brought his Coaches Caravan to Hazleton Tuesday.