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Smoking cigarettes gets more expensive in Pennsylvania

August 12, 2016 Lighting up a cigarette in Pennsylvania got a lot more expensive this past week. The state’s $1-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax went into effect at 14,400 licensed retail outlets. more »»

County government makes solid decision on computer hardware

August 11, 2016 It sounds so technical and bureaucratic. Lycoming County is close to getting nearly $1.4 million in new computer hardware storage. more »»

Inefficiency alert: State government OT up 10 percent,

August 9, 2016 Pennsylvania state workers were paid a two-decade high $250 million in overtime in 2015, according to a report. That represents a 10 percent increase from 201. more »»

National Night Out a needed boost in community unity

August 9, 2016 A Williamsport citizens group leader said it represented the “spirit, energy and determination that is helping make neighborhoods safe. more »»

Sadly, knife attack on priest in France is not suprising

August 8, 2016 Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass recently. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat. more »»

State funding to local school districts ultimately strong

August 7, 2016 When the dust settled on the new state budget, the results were pretty good regarding public education allocations to the eight Lycoming County school districts. more »»

Sadly, knife attack on priest in France is not suprising

August 6, 2016 Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass recently. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat. more »»

Another day, another detour, another street fix

August 5, 2016 It must feel these days like there are no streets in Williamsport that don't come with an orange cone and a detour sign. more »»

Don’t wait for a drought to conserve on water usage

August 4, 2016 The area does not quite qualify for the D-word – drought. But the danger of it exists if those sustained rains that saturate the ground continue to miss our region. more »»

City rental measure passes big federal court challenge

August 3, 2016 The city of Williamsport’s rental ordinance passed a major test last week. U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann dismissed the civil lawsuit of John DeRaffele, of New Rochelle, N.. more »»

Add an audit and a fed fee probe to state pension mess

August 2, 2016 It’s not enough that the state of Pennsylvania has a public pension funding crisis that, if not addressed soon, threatens to swallow up most of the state’s funding of regular operations and human... more »»

Obama and Clinton ill-suited to give advice on U.S. commitments

August 1, 2016 President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other... more »»

Casinos unimpressed with prospect of $1 million licenses

July 31, 2016 State lawmakers recently passed legislation giving the state’s 12 casinos the ability to sell liquor between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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