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Kasich has plan to make college education affordable

April 23, 2016 For young people, few issues are as interesting and important as finding ways to make college education affordable. Ohio Go. more »»

Economic picture needs public-private unity to improve

April 22, 2016 The Pennsylvania Economy League was in Williamsport last week to paint a picture of the Williamsport area economy for local business and government leaders. The picture was not particularly pretty. more »»

Campaign seeks to take Food Bank to next level of service

April 20, 2016 Food is an everyday concern for many people in our community. Hunger is not some far-off issue for a portion of our local population. It is reality. more »»

School districts get their state budget numbers – sort of

April 19, 2016 The eight Lycoming County school districts have received their final funding allocation numbers from the state. Sort of. Imagine that. There are still two months to go in the school yea. more »»

A much more effective North Korea strategy is long overdue

April 18, 2016 A new missile defense system will be deployed in South Korea, despite Chinese opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters Friday. more »»

Muncy school project: Keep open mind and public transparency

April 17, 2016 The Muncy School Board is looking at possible renovations in the school district. The price tag could range from $5 million to $20 million. more »»

Turning around entitlement creep is no easy task

April 16, 2016 Many people think of “entitlement” programs as federal government responsibilities. more »»

Spectacular river walk about to get three miles better

April 15, 2016 There are few cities the size of Williamsport that have a multi-use river walk with world-class scenery as the backdrop. But Williamsport has such a river walk. more »»

Veterans service: A problem that should not exist

April 14, 2016 We have heard plenty about shortcomings in the care of veterans in the past few years, much more than we would like to hea. more »»

Vet suicide: We all need to do our part to stop it

April 13, 2016 George Heiges, executive director of the local office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has seen the worst. more »»

City/county public safety building would start a trend

April 12, 2016 Lycoming County and Williamsport officials are considering a joint public safety/services building somewhere in the city in the future. We say full speed ahead on such a plan. more »»

Handling of Hillary situation shows politics rule Washington

April 11, 2016 Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. more »»

Police administration load up does not fit stated city priorities

April 10, 2016 The city of Williamsport now has a police chief, deputy police chief, assistant chief and captain to lead crimefighting efforts. more »»

Police administration load up does not fit stated city priorities

April 10, 2016 The city of Williamsport now has a police chief, deputy police chief, assistant chief and captain to lead crimefighting efforts. more »»

Strategy needed to fight the danger of cyber terrorism

April 9, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology — has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

School districts on budget brink while Wolf stalls solutions

April 7, 2016 The prolonged state budget battle has the leaders of Lycoming County’s eight public school districts existing in limbo, trying to figure out when their belated state aid will be coming, how much it... more »»

Give commission more input before park project is done

April 7, 2016 With Williamsport City Council’s blessing, the city is in the grant-seeking portion of its $558,000 plan for site improvements at Brandon Par. more »»

New city chief correctly spotlights heroin epidemic

April 6, 2016 Williamsport’s new police chief, David J. Young, on Monday cited the fight against the scourge of heroin among his top priorities. And well he should. more »»

Royalty bill needs passed to assure landowner fairness

April 5, 2016 State Rep. Garth Everett, a Muncy Republican who represents much of our region, is trying again to get landowners what they deserve for leasing properties for gas drilling. more »»

This Pennsylvania Primary matters; Will voters respond?

April 3, 2016 Pennsylvania presidential primary elections, coming late in the spring election season, don't normally merit much attention or importance. more »»



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