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Liquor privatization: Let common sense finally prevail

March 13, 2015 The drive to privatize the state’s liquor store system has reached the Senate again. more »»

Netanyahu’s speech: This is what world leadership looks like

March 12, 2015 There stood Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a joint session of Congress, delivering a powerful, impassioned and yet reasoned speech on behalf of the survival of his nation in the... more »»

Treatment courts get long-overdue state accreditation

March 11, 2015 There are only 12 treatment courts with state accreditation from Pennsylvania’s highest court. more »»

Hopefully, grant is just start of local airport renaissance

March 10, 2015 The Williamsport Regional Airport recently was awarded a $6 million state grant toward a new terminal building project. more »»

Realistic leaders know the answer to defeating Islamic terrorists

March 7, 2015 Jobs for Jihadists? Will that be President Barack Obama’s new strategy for battling Islamic terrorists? It is a real possibility, in view of Obama’s thinking. more »»

Adult transgressions stain achievements of Chicago ballplayers

March 5, 2015 In a Little League World Series full of feel-good stories, the exploits of the Jackie Robinson West all-stars out of Chicago were the ultimate uplifting tale at the 2014 serie. more »»

More nominees needed to fill open local public offices

March 4, 2015 The deadline for candidates for public office to file nominating petitions for the May primary election is Tuesday, less than a week awa. more »»

Wolf keeps pushing an agenda unrelated to state’s realities

March 3, 2015 The beat goes on with Gov. Tom Wolf. Last week he told business leaders that he plans to substantially overhaul the tax structure and increase spending on public education. more »»

Middle East mysteries follow Obama administration

March 2, 2015 Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq — with several dozen American volunteers fighting alongside them — have scored notable successes against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

County landfill: Gold mine gone, modest profit worthy goal

March 1, 2015 In 2007, the Lycoming County Landfill turned a $5,536,608 profit for Lycoming County government. Those were the days. more »»

Leash in Iran regarding nuclear weapons issue has been too loose too long

February 28, 2015 No wonder Iran’s rulers thought they could continue developing nuclear weapons without fearing U.S. action to stop them. Under President Barack Obama, they have gotten away with it for years. more »»

United Way funding campaign: Practicality must carry the day

February 27, 2015 The Lycoming County United Way fundraising campaign – by the numbers – was a success. The campaign raised $1,432,233 through last week. more »»

County reentry service center paying early prison count dividends

February 26, 2015 Hopefully, it's the start of a trend. Lycoming County's prison population was down in January, continuing a trend that started with opening of the reentry service center in September. more »»

Wolf’s gas tax plan doesn’t work for most of the state

February 25, 2015 Unless he has more to tell us in the future, Gov. Tom Wolf’s gas severance tax proposal turned out to be even worse than we expected. He is proposing a 5 percent severance tax, plus 4. more »»

Show restraint with minimum wage hike to benefit workers

February 24, 2015 If Gov. Tom Wolf has his way, the minimum wage in Pennsylvania will rise from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour over the next two years. That’s the crux of a bill sponsored by Re. more »»

Kasich’s balancd budget acceptance shows awareness of

February 23, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Obama’s treatment of Netanyahu prompts Boehner invitation

February 22, 2015 House Majority Leader John Boehner's invite to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress March 3 has prompted all sorts of derision, resistance and cold shoulders among much of... more »»

What we produce is increasingly being taken out of our pockets

February 21, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

Muncy Historic District needs and deserves some help

February 20, 2015 The Muncy Historic District is on a dubious list. It is one of the latest additions to the state’s endangered historic resources, according to Preservation Pennsylvania. more »»

Ill-conceived political policies impacting nation’s trade debt

February 19, 2015 One of the greatest indicators of the economy of the United States is the status of its import and export volume. On that front, the news is not good. The United States trade deficit jumped 17. more »»



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