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Police in Philly, Cleveland do great convention work

July 30, 2016 Remember the lead-up to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland? For weeks before it opened, there was speculation about violent demonstrations and confrontations among competing protesters... more »»

Focused federal funding needed for opioid abuse crisis

July 29, 2016 Congress has passed a $600 million bill to address opioid abuse, a scourge that is tearing up our community and others throughout the nation. There’s only one problem with the bill. more »»

Campbell’s vision, leadership of Hope tough to duplicate

July 28, 2016 For the past 17 years, Jim Campbell and Hope Enterprises have been synonymous with each othe. more »»

Plan takes a stab at reducing county highway angst

July 27, 2016 There probably is not a day when motorists in Lycoming County don’t curse the condition of some street, road or bridg. more »»

Reforms are key to future state fiscal stability

July 26, 2016 The state budget was on time, relatively speaking. more »»

Disturbing trend continues with murder of KC policeman

July 25, 2016 Another cop was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. more »»

What we need to reverse these troubling times

July 24, 2016 We live in troubled times in this city, this state, this country and this world. People are dying as anger turns to violence. Good people. Fathers. Mothers, Children. Police. Civilians. more »»

A tale of two conventions and uncertain outcomes

July 23, 2016 Democrat Party leaders no doubt did their share of gloating about this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where the party nominated Donald Trump for president. more »»

Sadly, South Side fire merger still has missing piece

July 22, 2016 The latest meeting of South Williamsport Borough Council last week yielded no announcement of a breakthrough in discussions to bring Independent Fire Co. more »»

Prison overcrowding solution starts in every local home

July 21, 2016 Overcrowding in the Lycoming County Prison was the highest in June of any month so far in 2016. The overcrowding necessitated on average the transfer of 25.4 inmates daily during June. more »»

Five things must happen to avoid repeat of Nice

July 20, 2016 How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another... more »»

Assistant chief’s Sunbury routine violates expectations

July 19, 2016 It turns out the number two man on the Williamsport police force is the chief administrator of the Sunbury police force. Williamsport’s police chief, David Young, is comfortable with the setup. more »»

The e-mail probe option Hillary Clinton wisely did not use

July 18, 2016 It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal e-mail servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is... more »»

Take Chief Brown’s words as a call to corrective action

July 17, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve,” he explaine. more »»

A grab bag of revenue projections bail out the state

July 16, 2016 Gov Tom Wolf and the Legislature are counting heavily on gambling, smoking and computer love to balance the state budget. The governor signed a $1. more »»

What’s in a name? River Town backers hope it’s a lot

July 15, 2016 What's in a name? In the case of Williamsport River Town designation, hopefully a lot. City Council last week approved the designation of Williamsport as a Susquehanna Greenway River Town. more »»

Government privacy not more vital than that of cellphone users

July 14, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»

State budget: Better but still lacking fundamental change

July 13, 2016 After the protracted embarrassment that surrounded the 2015-16 state budget, the machinations that have evolved into the 2016-17 budget are a walk in the park. Go. more »»

Key bills vital to enhancing public’s right to know

July 12, 2016 Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Law, meant to let people know more completely the status of their business being executed by the public entities they fund with taxes, has been improved and refined over the... more »»

Gas royalty bill deserves bipartisan support in House

July 11, 2016 A bill protecting the royalty payment rights of local property owners leasing land for gas drilling has made it beyond the committee hurdle of the state Legislature. more »»



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