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Strategy needed to fight the danger of cyber terrorism

April 9, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology — has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

School districts on budget brink while Wolf stalls solutions

April 7, 2016 The prolonged state budget battle has the leaders of Lycoming County’s eight public school districts existing in limbo, trying to figure out when their belated state aid will be coming, how much it... more »»

Give commission more input before park project is done

April 7, 2016 With Williamsport City Council’s blessing, the city is in the grant-seeking portion of its $558,000 plan for site improvements at Brandon Par. more »»

New city chief correctly spotlights heroin epidemic

April 6, 2016 Williamsport’s new police chief, David J. Young, on Monday cited the fight against the scourge of heroin among his top priorities. And well he should. more »»

Royalty bill needs passed to assure landowner fairness

April 5, 2016 State Rep. Garth Everett, a Muncy Republican who represents much of our region, is trying again to get landowners what they deserve for leasing properties for gas drilling. more »»

This Pennsylvania Primary matters; Will voters respond?

April 3, 2016 Pennsylvania presidential primary elections, coming late in the spring election season, don't normally merit much attention or importance. more »»

Obama lectures on Constitution hypocritical

April 2, 2016 President Barack Obama warned recently that Republican senators risk damaging the Supreme Court nomination process “beyond repair” if they continue to reject action on his nominee for the high cour. more »»

Pentagon-Obama talks on Iraq plan must be realistic

April 2, 2016 Pentagon officials said they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»

Heroin death label: Sobering weapon against the madness

April 1, 2016 In 2015, 24 people died of overdose related deaths in Lycoming County. At the current pace, the number will grow in 2016. After each of those deaths, Lycoming County Coroner Chuck Kiessling Jr. more »»

VA should never get to move past its long-term failures

March 31, 2016 It has been two years since a whistleblower revealed military veterans were being forced by the Phoenix veterans hospital to wait months for health care they needed. Some died while they waited. more »»

Wolf: Not so fast on Pennsylvania budget solution

March 30, 2016 Just when it looks like Pennsylvania might have a living, breathing state budget, Gov. Tom Wolf keeps coming up with new reasons to keep it from happening. more »»

Municipalities should have to pay fee for state police services

March 29, 2016 In late 2013, the state Legislature approved a huge increase in fuel taxes and motorist fees with the intent of shoring up Pennsylvania's highways and bridge. more »»

Obama theory on Cuba not proving out

March 28, 2016 People who have reason to hope that their native land will become less repressive do not risk their lives in small boats on the Atlantic Ocean and do so in the hope of better lives in the United... more »»

Raul Castro gets taste of a real news conference

March 28, 2016 Cuban President Raul Castro is never, ever asked embarrassing questions by those in his country’s state-run “news” media. But during a joint appearance with U.. more »»

Transparency: It's not that hard to make the grade

March 27, 2016 How transparent are the local governments of our region in providing the basic information taxpayers need to monitor public representatives without working at it? Generally, they are pretty... more »»

Another terrorism tragedy met with tone-deaf reaction

March 26, 2016 And so it has happened again. Another horrific terrorist attack, this time in Brussels, Belgium, resulted in more death, destruction, worldwide trauma and chaos. more »»

Wolf relents, but indicates his vision remains unchanged

March 25, 2016 Gov. Wolf finally relented Wednesday in Pennsylvania’s embarrassing budget standof. more »»

‘Bob’ Beiter’s impact on community was broad and durable

March 24, 2016 When Williamsport’s Robert W. Beiter died last week, contemporaries of his may have reflected on his service as a Lycoming County Commissioner in the late 1970s. more »»

Lawmakers reach pleading stage with Wolf on state budget

March 23, 2016 So the state House sent Gov. Tom Wolf yet another spending package to solve the state budget impasse last week. more »»

South Side fire merger: Hopefully, full change is near

March 22, 2016 The three South Williamsport fire companies have merged into one –sort of. South Williamsport Borough Council voted last week to merge First Ward Fire Co. and Citizens Fire Co. more »»



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