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Liquid fuels fund gets boost from transportation bill

February 20, 2014 The new state transportation funding bill passed in the fall includes a hefty gasoline tax hike at the pump that no one is thrilled about. more »»

Rodriguez chooses suspension over discomfort of trial

February 19, 2014 Pitchers and catchers reported to the spring training sites of Major League Baseball teams last week, the welcome harbinger of spring. The rest of the rosters are reporting this week. more »»

Consultants' price a good investment for city so far

February 18, 2014 The City of Williamsport’s economic development plan for the next two years will include two consulting firms as part of the strategy. At a cost of $300,000. more »»

Outrageous scheme could cost taxpayers up to $100 million

February 17, 2014 Members of Congress are beginning to hear about an outrageous scheme that may have cost taxpayers as much as $100 millio. more »»

This state budget must include fix for pension crisis

February 16, 2014 Pennsylvania ranks 48th out of the 50 states when they are measured by the share of annual pension contributions made since 2003. more »»

EPA: Evidence mounts of insufficiently policed, arrogant bureaucracy

February 15, 2014 Among those responsible for the government’s war on coal and reasonable electricity prices was a now-retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official named John C. Beal. more »»

Early returns on city rental ordinance appear to be good

February 14, 2014 City of Williamsport officials say the rental ordinance that went into effect Jan. 1 is working. They have numbers and anecdotal evidence to make their point. more »»

Talk not being matched by money for city pool work

February 13, 2014 The City of Williamsport has secured $700,000 for renovation and reopening of the Memorial Pool by 2015. It has selected a consultant to design the renovations. more »»

Community's future quality may depend on task force success

February 12, 2014 The Heroin Task Force of Lycoming County has reached the strategy implementation phase of its existence. more »»

With latest OK, it's time to approve Keystone pipeline

February 11, 2014 Enduring a grueling five-year review process that we are certain President Obama's pet energy initiatives don't have to endure, the Keystone XL Pipeline put another notch on its approval belt... more »»

Obama's marijuana concerns not matched for other businesses

February 10, 2014 It is a shame President Barack Obama does not have the same level of concern for most businesses that it does for those in the marijuana industry. more »»

Taking more steps to bolster city's east business district

February 9, 2014 There’s something to be said for meetings, even informal ones. more »»

Americans about to get a lot less for their tax dollars

February 8, 2014 Assuming President Barack Obama means what he says — more than an idle concern, in view of his record for veracity — Americans are about to get a lot less for the tax dollars they send to Washingto. more »»

Poll results show state resident see beyond propaganda

February 7, 2014 The people of Pennsylvania, by a large margin, like the presence of the natural gas industry in the state. They just are concerned that the drilling be done in an environmentally safe manner. more »»

Corbett's budget plan: A partly cloudy forecast

February 6, 2014 Partly cloudy with a chance of mixed precipitation. That might fit for the state budget forecast following Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address Tuesday. Corbett is proposing a $2. more »»

Indictment reveals well-oiled machine for drug trafficking

February 5, 2014 A recent federal indictment brought to life exactly how the Philadelphia area is connected to Lycoming and Tioga counties through illegal drug trafficking. more »»

Details underscore impact of tragic city police chase

February 4, 2014 The details of the crash in the midst of a city police chase a few weeks ago only underline how split-second decisions can change many lives forever. more »»

One more glitch that amounts to broken Obamacare promise

February 3, 2014 President Barack Obama and his liberal cronies waste few opportunities to assure Hispanics they should rely on the Democrat Party. more »»

Math alone should prompt repeal of flood reform act

February 2, 2014 The state House Democratic Policy Committee and the Senate Banking Committee heard a lot of emotional pleas this past week when they held hearings in Harrisburg regarding the impact of the... more »»

Court needs to curb some of the excesses of Obama administration

February 1, 2014 U.S. Supreme Court justices often are called upon to interpret difficult, highly technical points of law and the Constitution. At least some of them may be grateful this week includes a no-brainer. more »»



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