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Flint: Failure on all levels leads to water catastrophe

February 22, 2016 The blame game was in full swing this week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasc. more »»

‘Cheapest’ solution may cost the most in Montoursville

February 21, 2016 Staring down the barrel of codes violations uncovered at a high school where a construction project has been aborted, the Montoursville Area School Board took the middle ground and voted recently to... more »»

Army looking for, of all things, a new Jeep for arsenal

February 20, 2016 Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. more »»

New transit building will bring fresh look to downtown, city

February 19, 2016 As winter turns to spring, the modernization of downtown Williamsport will rise to another level with completion of Trade and Transit Centre II. more »»

Overcrowding at county prison is not going away

February 18, 2016 Nothing is more clear than the facts. In 2015, the average daily population at the Lycoming County Prison was 404.54 inmates. If that sounds like a lot, it is. more »»

Volunteer fireman shortage won't be going away soon

February 17, 2016 At the most recent meeting of the Lycoming-Sullivan County Boroughs Association, the largest conversation of the evening revolved around the lack of volunteerism in community. more »»

White Deer: Sound changes but don’t discard authority

February 16, 2016 In its first month at the helm, the new board of Lycoming County Commissioners has taken some bold action regarding the White Deer Golf Course. more »»

Obama Pell Grant expansion should be rejected by Congress

February 15, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for it. more »»

Wolf doubles down on budget embarrassment

February 14, 2016 You would think the embarrassment of an historic state budget deadlock would prompt a change in tactics from Gov. Tom Wolf. You would be wron. more »»

Obamacare must rely more on numbers than quality health care

February 13, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

State forest figures confirm downturn of gas industry

February 12, 2016 Numbers from the state Department of Forestry factually underscore the downtown in the natural gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania. more »»

Obama forced to confront pain of mission abandoned

February 11, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»

Hiring of new city police only solves part of equation

February 10, 2016 Williamsport City Council has approved hiring of two new policemen, responding to a push from the Campana administration after a favorable state court ruling freed up additional business privilege... more »»

Montoursville school structural concerns raise larger questions

February 9, 2016 A representative of the Keystone Council of Governments and Bassett Engineering recently took a tour together of the Montoursville High School. more »»

Wolf indicates no priorities change in next budget request

February 8, 2016 Indications are that Gov. Tom Wolf’s next budget request – due Tuesday – will have at least one thing in common with the first proposal, which is still in limbo. more »»

Broader input can improve the county’s comprehensive plan

February 7, 2016 We will quickly concede that updates of comprehensive plans don’t move the emotional needle for most people. That said, Lycoming County is embarking on its first comprehensive plan update since 200. more »»

Clinton defenses on e-mail probe starting to grow tiresome

February 6, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s defense against overwhelming evidence she broke the law requiring her to keep national security information secret amounts to what a teenager might say after getting a parking... more »»

United Way drive needs final push to reach potential

February 4, 2016 The Lycoming County United Way’s annual fundraising campaign needs one final collection push to approach its necessary goal of $1.6 millio. more »»

Philadelphia group shows the best way to fight terrorism

February 3, 2016 A Philadelphia police officer recently was ambushed and shot by a man who told investigators that he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. more »»



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