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Avoiding one deadly habit can lead to picking up another

January 12, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking .. more »»

GOP plan against Obama’s vetoes: Be adult in room

January 11, 2015 On Tuesday, the day Republicans took full majority control of the House, a bipartisan majority pushed for the construction – finally – of the Keystone XL Pipeline which would significantly improve... more »»

Can the size of federal bureaucracy finally be reduced?

January 10, 2015 Cutting the size and therefore the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

More capable local people needed in elected positions

January 9, 2015 There have been local elections in recent years in which there weren’t enough candidates from the two major parties to fill the available offices. more »»

Vision, foresight set health coalition apart for 20 years

January 8, 2015 There are few better indicators of a community's vitality than its quality of health care. The Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition recently marked its 20th year. more »»

Commissioners make intriguing hire for administration leader

January 7, 2015 Let's just say it. The year did not end well for Lycoming County government. Mounting budget problems led to the first tax increase in years. more »»

New Crosscutters owners have big footprint to fill

January 6, 2015 The Williamsport Crosscutters are under new ownershi. more »»

Federal government malfeasance penalty is often a promotion

January 5, 2015 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this week. more »»

Corbett’s caution cost him, but some of it should remain

January 4, 2015 There’s a lot of navel-gazing going on regarding the term of Gov. Tom Corbett that ends this week. more »»

No wonder international community frustrates the Israelis so much

January 3, 2015 It is no wonder Israelis are so frustrated with the “international community” and, in particular, the United States. more »»

City budget passes without mayor’s signature – again

January 2, 2015 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana has once again declined to sign a city budget. more »»

On this day, we hope for rebirth of can-do spirit

January 1, 2015 New Year's Day is supposed to be a calendar-enforced page-turner. Today then is the day for starting anew. And, boy, don't we all need that. more »»

Commissioners make right call with pay cut, salary freeze

December 31, 2014 The Lycoming County Commissioners recently voted themselves a pay cut when they set salaries for elected county officials through 2019. more »»

Unsettled, fragile world needs return to nation of strength

December 30, 2014 Unsettled. Fragile. When we look at the state of our world and events that have been prominent in our nation in 2014, those are the first two words that come to mind. more »»

Wasteful spending habits of Congress must finally end

December 29, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Local landscape: Challenging but not without hope

December 28, 2014 Our first impression of the collective experience our area endured in 2014 is that life is hard and we are hardly an exception. more »»

Politicized CIA report raises more questions than it answers

December 27, 2014 Release of a report on CIA use of torture to get information from a few captured Islamic terrorists raises more questions than it provides answers. more »»

City on the verge of overdue building of sports arena

December 26, 2014 Plans for a sports arena complex in downtown Williamsport are more real than ever following City Council approval of the financing last week. more »»

On this Christmas, a recommitment to goodness is needed

December 25, 2014 As this Christmas day dawns, there are daily intrusions on the spirit of peace and goodness that are supposed to be the theme of this season. more »»

Pension seizure law having an impact in Pennsylvania

December 24, 2014 In 1978, following a wave of public scandals, state legislation known as the pension forfeiture law was passed. more »»



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