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Don't drop talks to hike pay for city codes workers

January 9, 2014 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. more »»

Gas well study yields encouraging Northern Tier results

January 8, 2014 It doesn’t make the flashiest of reads, but the findings on gas drilling in the region compiled by Dr. Paul Wendel, a former Mansfield University professor, are encouraging. more »»

State standing in gas production move evidence industry is here to stay

January 8, 2014 While gas drilling activity has not been as robust the past two years as the boom years that preceded it, the industry is hardly on its death bed. The U.S. more »»

The fight against drug use in region gets added muscle

January 7, 2014 Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling says that 15 percent of the deaths his office investigates are drug related. more »»

Obama and Kerry are delusional with North Korea policies

January 6, 2014 The position President Barack Obama’s administration is taking toward North Korea would be laughable if it did not involve a threat to world peace. U.S. more »»

O'Brien replacement: To restore legacy, PSU must move forward

January 5, 2014 The brand of Penn State football – and the university itself – was jeopardized by the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. more »»

Billions of dollars wasted on green energy initiatives

January 4, 2014 For as long as 30 years, the wind power industry will be permitted to do something no one else can get away with, President Barack Obama has decreed. more »»

$3 million state grant bolsters Destination 2014

January 3, 2014 Perhaps for the first time, the Destination 2014 project intended to create a hub of activity on the west end of downtown Williamsport appears to be more than just a dream. more »»

A wish for more public efficiency in the year ahead

January 2, 2014 Call it our wishlist for the region to thrive in 2014. This is not about your household. You’ve got your own challenges. We won’t meddle other than to wish you luck with them. more »»

2014 can be brighter with an attitude change

January 1, 2014 We enter 2014 on this New Year's day with the foundations of our lives teetering. At home, we worry over health care and what it will look like in the year to come. more »»

News canvas of 2013 gives many reasons for real frustrations

December 31, 2013 We want to be hopeful and positive this time of year. Reviewing the major news in our nation this year makes that difficult. more »»

A legislative stab at bringing efficiency to federal budgeting

December 30, 2013 In Washington, government spending is discussed in terms of billions and trillions of dollars. A million bucks isn’t even enough to merit decimal-point mention in most agency budget. more »»

A tough year, but local problems are not insurmountable

December 29, 2013 Consider the touchpoints of local news developments this year. There’s a heroin problem in the City of Williamsport and outlying municipalities that police liken to a nuclear bomb. more »»

Congress should come down hard on Pentagon miscues

December 28, 2013 The Pentagon cannot account for more than $8 trillion U.S. taxpayers have given it since 1996, according to a news report by the Reuters news agency. more »»

Prison numbers speak to need for Day Reporting Center

December 27, 2013 The male inmate capacity for the Lycoming County Prison is 221. Through November, the average male population there was 209, as reported at the December meeting of the Lycoming County Prison Board. more »»

Traffic flow start of city East End business potential

December 26, 2013 Is the East End of Williamsport the next commerce corridor locally? We're not sure about that, but we know the first rule of business – location – is checked off. more »»

Keep Christmas in your heart the entire year

December 25, 2013 We receive this Christmas morning on so many different levels. For millions of children, last night Santa Claus came down a chimney and this morning there were gifts. more »»

County budgeting likely to get harder in future

December 24, 2013 The good news is that Lycoming County government has passed no-tax-hike budgets for 10 years in a row. The tax-increase-free decade became official with passage of the 2014 budget recentl. more »»

Two studies raise questions about climate change arguments

December 23, 2013 Two scientific studies that nearly crossed paths on the way to publication by the National Academy of Sciences raise serious questions about climate change — and the liberal knee-jerk reaction that... more »»

Nation will need more than this budget in future

December 22, 2013 The U.S. House and Senate have actually passed a budget with bipartisan support. That’s worthy of a shower of confetti in these days of politicized bickering that accomplishes little. more »»



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