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More captivating than ever, a milestone LLB World Series begins

August 13, 2014 The 11- and 12-year-olds come from postmarks that include South Korea, Australia, Puerto Rico, Japan and eight sections of the United States. Some of them dream of this moment. more »»

City and county get another ‘nice place to live’ accolade

August 12, 2014 The latest "nice place to live" accolades to come the Williamsport area's way came from Area Development Magazine, which issued its list of 2014 Leading Locations. more »»

Financial education needs an upgrade in our schools

August 11, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Stormwater coordinator position represents the big government way

August 10, 2014 Lycoming County government and several municipalities in the county recently approved funding for a stormwater management coordinator. more »»

Heavy drug use shows in increase in thefts in the city

August 10, 2014 For decades police have used one crime statistic to indicate above all others the degree of illegal drug activity in an area. Thefts. more »»

Put acting VA head on six-month deadline for improvements

August 9, 2014 Six months. That is how long Congress should give Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson to make progress in providing better health care service for veteran. more »»

Project should bring more consumer benefit to drilling

August 8, 2014 One of the complaints about the natural gas industry burgeoning presence in our region is that all the drilling has not led to enough direct benefits to local consumers. more »»

Lycoming County Treatment Court program pays off

August 7, 2014 Not many people survive drug addiction and go on to become productive citizens. more »»

Private funding for city pools needs to be stepped up

August 6, 2014 The future of Williamsport municipal pools has never been more up in the air. more »»

Push to soften PSU football sanctions appears warranted

August 5, 2014 The transgressions that led to the heavy sanctions against Penn State University’s football program, including a four-year bowl ban, have been well-documented at this point. more »»

Obama immigration strategy: Golf, fund raising, fingerpointing

August 4, 2014 President Barack Obama has been slamming members of Congress for failing to address immigration reform. more »»

Immigration crisis: Secure the borders, execute the system

August 3, 2014 There is a reason the immigration issue divides our country. It is the ultimate social conflict that doesn't have a solution. Take Pennsylvania's immigration situatio. more »»

VA bill seek upgrade; Must be followed up with close monitoring

August 2, 2014 A proposal leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope will provide better service to veterans in need of medical care was finalized this wee. more »»

Employment facts show clear uptick in region’s direction

August 1, 2014 Sometimes, the best way to confront arguments weighted in political talking points is with numbers. more »»

The best speed limit is the one that is the safest

July 31, 2014 Remember when 55 mph was pretty much the law of the land on our nation’s highways, except for the frontier-like interstates in the midwest, Rocky Mountain states and on the West Coast? Well, that... more »»

Hearing underscores the depth of heroin plaque in the region

July 30, 2014 The bipartisan state legislative agency The Center for Rural Pennsylvania recently held one of its four statewide hearings on heroin and prescription drug abuse in Williamsport. more »»

Corbett going to the mat in effort to get vital pension reform

July 29, 2014 It's an unusual approach. And we like it. Gov. more »»

Don’t rest until flood insurance act is repealed

July 28, 2014 The Lycoming County Commissioners apparently don’t think changes in the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act in May went far enough. And they are correc. more »»

Some politicians chip away to freedoms to gain advantages

July 27, 2014 Just because the state budget passed without the addition of natural gas severance tax doesn’t mean the push to have one is over. In an interview with the Sun-Gazette, state Rep. more »»

Some politicians chip away to freedoms to gain advantages

July 26, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans’ freedom of speech, including that in which they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few liberals in the U.S. more »»



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