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Lycoming County needs high quality new commissioner

November 11, 2014 Lycoming County President Judge Nancy Butts has a difficult assignment. more »»

Early learning key to quality future workforce locally

November 11, 2014 Consider that 76 million baby boomers will retire in coming years and there are just 51 million people prepared to replace them in the job market. more »»

CDC loses credibility over an uneven response to Ebola

November 10, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

Wolf gets nod, but agenda, state needs a difficult match

November 9, 2014 Folksy plays well in the state of Pennsylvania, distinguished for its crazy quilt of demographic. more »»

Terrorists in our midst: A strategy must be developed

November 8, 2014 In a speech about a month ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned of the growing threat of “lone wolf” terrorists. more »»

GOP dealt golden moment to seize American agenda

November 7, 2014 For six years, the American population has been swallowing the “elections have consequences” medicine from President Obama, his administration and their legislative engineers, Senate Majority Leader... more »»

Here, nationally, message sent: Voter priorities matter

November 6, 2014 American politics, whether they play out in the valleys of northcentral Pennsylvania, the hills of North Carolina or the mountains of Colorado, are driven by a pendulum. more »»

Three more success stories from county drug court program

November 5, 2014 Lycoming County courts graduated three more people from its highly successful drug treatment program last week. While each of their stories was different, in many ways they were the same. more »»

Destination 2014: Make it happen, but review required

November 4, 2014 There’s no doubting the ambitiousness and the potential of the two downtown Williamsport projects on the drawing boar. more »»

Ebola czar another action that doesn’t promote nation’s trust

November 3, 2014 Ron Klain, the political hack President Barack Obama has put in charge of coordinating the national response to Ebola, has no experience in public health or dealing with large-scale disasters. more »»

Future direction of our governments rides on election

November 2, 2014 Nothing less than the future direction of our state and federal governments is on the line in Tuesday’s General Election. more »»

The devil is in the details and the devil is Ebola

November 1, 2014 U.S. officials have proven effective tactics to battle infectious diseases. But the devil is in the details — and the devil now is Ebola. more »»

Heroin task force showing tangible winning strategy

October 31, 2014 There was another public education session for the Lycoming County Heroin Task Force last week. About 100 people attended the task force's Community in Action meetin. more »»

Food basket loss a big one, alternatives would be most welcome

October 30, 2014 The American Rescue Workers and Salvation Army will be doing plenty of things to benefit people this holiday season, but distribution of food baskets won't be among them. more »»

Uptown stamps future with a downtown lease

October 29, 2014 The Uptown Music Collective, a local non-profit school of music, has been a success story since its founding. The organization is about to put a stamp on that succes. more »»

Some local school counselors take an important tour

October 28, 2014 Almost 40 local school counselors recently attended a tour of area businesses. It may be among the most important things they do this school year. more »»

Not a lot of care about who the war on coal hurts

October 27, 2014 Older Americans, especially those living on fixed incomes, will be hurt badly if the Environmental Protection Agency is allowed to continue its campaign to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

Corbett clearly the choice over Wolf’s dangerous agenda

October 26, 2014 Pennsylvanians have a clear choice on the future direction of the state when they cast votes for governor Nov. 4. Given that polls say Democrat Tom Wolf is in the lead over Gov. more »»

Climate change not the biggest change facing our miliary

October 25, 2014 Many serious challenges face the U.S. armed forces. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, no doubt acting at the behest of his boss, President Barack Obama, thinks climate change is a top concern. more »»

Reentry center key to reducing record county prison numbers

October 24, 2014 How overcrowded is the Lycoming County prison? The average daily population for the prison in September was 387.1 inmates. That number is believed to be a record high by county prison officials. more »»



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