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A recent opinion column characterized the current “mainstream media” as “a respectable free press” and “the people’s best friend,” possessing lofty standards that distinguish them from the lesser, vulgar “propaganda, conspiratorial media and the real ‘fake news.’” I ...

Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker orders $572M payment

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The first judgment came Monday in a lawsuit from a state government seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has ripped apart lives and communities. More trials and legal settlements are likely to follow the ruling in Oklahoma as the nation looks for answers and ...

Consultants meet to explore opportunities found in area

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For the third year, consultants from various sectors of manufacturing participated in a site consultant familiarization tour sponsored by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Community and Economic Development. As part of the tour, the group was given the ...

Weather brings many out to celebrate end of Series

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Fans looking for the perfect day for good times and a baseball game with everything on the line found it yesterday at Lamade Field. With a cool breeze and warm sunshine replacing the stifling heat from the first week of the Little League World Series, fans filled in the bottom section of ...

Forecaster: Week to feel like an end of summer cool down

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Cloudy skies and lower temperatures are expected in the area again this week, but with increased chances of rain, according to the National Wether Service in State College. Today and Tuesday’s highs will remain the same, continuing a short pattern of lower temperatures as the summer slowly ...

Little League World Series

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I used to enjoy going to see the Little League World Series, and/or watching it on TV. But now it looks like the little guys and their managers have caught up with the pros. That is, do anything to win. That “player” from Venezuela that squatted so low so as to practically reduce his ...

A look back to when the Series first welcomed world’s players

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It was in August 1947 when Lycoming County hosted the first Little League World Series, but it wasn’t until 1952 when the Series welcomed players from other parts of the world. Excitement filled the air as “the first foreign team ever to participate in the Series – Montreal, Canada” ...

The crazy left

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Activities where requiring a photo ID is NOT racist: 1. Buying cigarettes 2. Buying alcohol 3. Applying for Welfare 4. Applying for Medicaid 5. Applying for a job 6. Buying a home 7. Applying for Unemployment 8. Opening a bank account 9. Buying a car 10. Renting a car 11. ...

LLWS expanding tournaments, renovating complex

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The Little League Baseball and Little League Softball World Series will expand beginning in 2021, and the Little League complex in South Williamsport will undergo a $15 million facelift, Little League President and CEO Stephen Keener announced at a press conference Saturday. Following ...

Kudos to Streets and Parks Department

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We want to thank the crew from the Streets and Parks Department for their work today, Aug. 16, cleaning up around our neighborhood after last night’s fast-moving flood down Elmira Street and Highland Terrace from Grafius Run. Specifically, Josh Ailey, Nate Clark, Dave Johns, Mark Oeler and ...

Pregnancy center receives new technology

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Since 1996, members and volunteers of the Expectations Women’s Center have been providing support to couples or single parents who are expecting the unexpected with such items as baby clothes, diapers, formula, counseling and other resources in the Williamsport area. The center “seeks ...

Louisiana, Curacao to face off for title of world champions

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After battling all summer through districts, sectionals, states and regionals, the last two Little League teams left standing will play today for the world championship. Willemstad, Curacao, won the International championship game against Chofu City, Japan, and will play River Ridge, ...

Friday afternoon live

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I went online Friday, Aug. 2, to check the news. Breaking was (real news, not fake) that President Trump’s candidate for National Intelligence chief, John Ratcliffe, was no longer under consideration for the post. The nomination lasted barely a week. Though loathe to admit it, Trump only ...

Woman driver arrested following police chase

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MUNCY — Traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph as she was fleeing from state and Muncy police late Saturday night, Samantha Paradis lost control of her 2006 Subaru Legacy which went off the road and slammed into a utility pole and a parked vehicle on Route 405, according to court ...

The ills of our society

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It is the educational system which bears much of the blame for our society’s social ills. Over the past 50 years, it has morphed into a system where there are no losers, God is not real, Christian values are optional or prohibited, and everybody wins, etc. The system has now indoctrinated ...

Not a bad thing

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Several members of the news media wasted no time in deriding President Trump’s Fourth of July speech, describing it as “sophomoric,” and worthy of an eighth grader. Well, maybe that wasn’t such a bad thing. Given the state of education in this country, at least he made sure that most ...

The road to low unemployment

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At every opportunity, whether domestic or international, Donald J. Trump boasts that unemployment rates among Blacks, Hispanics and women are the lowest in history. He is right. Let’s leave aside the question of how much unemployment rates are caused by the president currently in office, ...

Fear is no advertisement

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The concept of education should always be associated with positiveness. Education is used as a means to promote thought, discussion, and the limitless growth of knowledge. Education is not meant to be used as a device to instinct fear or negativity. Classes should not be made up of “how to ...

The Republic and the People

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The letter of Aug. 4, “The Electoral College,” quotes Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on government of, by, and for the people, and it cites the Constitution’s formidable first words, We the People. The writer means by this to denounce the Electoral College for being undemocratic, whereas ...

Motorcycle insurance

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Motorcycle owners, be aware that your motorcycle insurance may not cover medical injury and your auto insurance also doesn’t cover any motorcycle injury. Merle L Hively Williamsport Submitted via Virtual Newsroom