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Unlike real world, Obamacare gets forgiveness for errors

June 23, 2014 A health insurance company that notified one-fourth of its customers their rates might go up or they might not get coverage at all because of an in-office mistake with records might well pay the... more »»

Budget tug-of-war pits politics against long-term solutions

June 22, 2014 Quite possibly, Gov. Tom Corbett has made the calculation that the only way to get pension reform and liquor privatization is to hold up the next state budget until it happens. more »»

EPA coming down hard – again – on coal-fired power plants

June 21, 2014 The recent announcement the Environmental Protection Agency is coming down hard on existing coal-fired power plants raises literally hundreds of questions. more »»

The public union double standards include lobbying

June 20, 2014 If a person receives more than $2,500 pay in a quarter on lobby activities in Pennsylvania, they are required to register as a lobbyist with the state. more »»

Transitional Living Center’s concept producing results

June 19, 2014 A woman is progressing toward the end of a prison sentence and has the attitude to turn her life around. But she doesn't know where to start. She needs to blend back into the traditional community. more »»

New opportunities attached to gas drilling continue

June 18, 2014 Chemical engineers can receive starting salaries of $66,000, according to recent figures, and some can earn six figures. more »»

Grafius Run, Bowman Field work both deserve attention

June 17, 2014 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana wants to find funds in the city’s budget to solve flooding problems at Grafius Run rather than spending it painting bare wood grandstands at Bowman Field. more »»

Latest oil prices scream for OK of Keystone XL pipeline

June 16, 2014 Oil prices are back above $100 a barrel, and that will hit U.S. motorists at the gasoline pumps. The most recent price increase, to $103.04 a barrel for benchmark U.S. more »»

Stopping heroin flow starts with cutting dealers from equation

June 15, 2014 A 26-year-old Roaring Branch man died in a Williamsport apartment March 21, apparently from a fatal dose of heroin. more »»

School board correctly rejects stadium/track facility bids

June 15, 2014 The Williamsport Area School Board recently voted unanimously to reject bids for improvements to Williamsport Area High School football stadium/track facility. We should hope so. more »»

Obama’s latest thumbing of nose to Congress is a matter of life and death

June 14, 2014 Once again — this time in a matter of life and death — President Barack Obama has thumbed his nose at Congress. Many members, both Democrat and Republican, are angr. more »»

City board strikes middle ground with first codes rulings

June 13, 2014 The city housing board of appeals had its first meeting Monday to actually handle appeals resulting from Williamsport tougher rental property ordinance. The meeting yielded a mixed bag of results. more »»

Experienced service hired to marshal day reporting center

June 12, 2014 Lycoming County prison inmate handling took a big step forward last week with approval of an agreement for a day reporting center. more »»

Narcotics Unit trying to make drug dealing uncomfortable

June 12, 2014 With 100 days under its belt, the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit has seized $32,000 in illegal drug proceeds and has made some significant arrests. more »»

State budget woes: Solutions other than taxes long overdue

June 11, 2014 The state's budget outlook for 2014-15 is getting worse at the wrong time - just a few weeks before the June 30 deadline for approval. more »»

Highway improvement plan 'very ambitious' – and it needs to be

June 10, 2014 The Transportation Improvement Program of the Williamsport Area Transportation Study that is now on public display is "very ambitious," according to Mark Murawski, Lycoming County transportation... more »»

Long-term problems with Highway Trust Fund will have impact

June 9, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Graduation time: More challenges, but much promise

June 8, 2014 Graduating from high school brings with it a kaleidiscope of emotions like few other life events. It’s an achievement, something to be proud o. more »»

Cleaning up VA can clear up veterans’ skepticism

June 7, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Match drug forfeiture money with greater assistance to police

June 6, 2014 Drug forfeiture money comes from drug-related crimes, which is not a good thing. But something good can come of it apparently. more »»



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