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Wolf’s wage hike for some shows double standard

March 15, 2016 The minimum wage in Pennsylvania and 20 other states is a decade-old $7.25 an hour. more »»

Nancy Reagan was a critical part of the Reagan presidency

March 14, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. more »»

Obama visit further abandons legitimate dissidents of Cuba

March 12, 2016 President Barack Obama has said that when he visits Cuba, he will discuss human rights abuses by that brutal regime. more »»

Bill would fill gap in Right-to-Know law on elected officials

March 12, 2016 Sunshine Week, which dawns today, is meant to champion the public’s right to know as much as possible about how government is managing the business taxpayers are funding. more »»

White Deer under private stewardship; Evaluation begins

March 10, 2016 After a few near contracts and some last-minute personnel obstacles, the White Deer Golf Course is officially under new management. more »»

Latest state poll in touch with state’s problems

March 10, 2016 Franklin and Marshall College has been conducting a valued poll of registered voters in Pennsylvania for 25 years. more »»

Brandon Park future reaching important phase

March 9, 2016 Twenty-seven questions. That’s what was on the online survey being taken in the past month to gather input on potential improvements to Brandon Park. Forty-two acres. more »»

First-year returns on reentry services center encouraging

March 8, 2016 According to experts on recidivism, the jury will be out for three years on the determination whether Lycoming County’s reentry services center is a success. But the first-year returns are good. more »»

U.S. and allies need a stronger working agreement

March 7, 2016 If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. more »»

Message, sentence to dealer need to be the norm

March 6, 2016 Let’s call it what it is. Anyone who deals heroin is likely participating in a homicide. The evidence of that is on our obituary page on an all-too-regular basis. more »»

Guantanamo and Obama - the president who would be king

March 5, 2016 Americans have to endure less than a year more of Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, but he seems determined to make the time pass painfully. more »»

New arts center director vowing fresh attractions

March 4, 2016 The Community Arts Center has become a staple of downtown Williamsport and the city in general since rehabilitating and modernizing the former Capitol Theater a quarter century ago. more »»

Tax-exempt property makes city financial task a daunting one

March 3, 2016 The math is daunting. In the past 20 years, the number of taxable parcels in Williamsport dropped from 9,667 to 9,043, a decrease of more than 60. more »»

Sound management move at White Deer needs local presence

March 2, 2016 It’s official. Billy Casper Golf, one of the nation’s largest private golf course management companies, has been hired to oversee operations at the Lycoming County-owned White Deer Golf Course. more »»

Full participation needed to stop drug-crime cycle

March 1, 2016 Federal and local authorities publicly joined hands last week to outline their crackdown on drugs and violent crime in the area, an effort that has been underway for six months. more »»

Technology’s hold on privacy, security becoming worrisome

February 29, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Heartening signs emerge in latest Montoursville talks

February 28, 2016 For the first time in months, it appears the Montoursville Area School Board is headed in the correct direction regarding building plans in the district. more »»

Government spending threatens to bankrupt the United States

February 27, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Math must change to solve the state budget impasse

February 26, 2016 Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget secretary, Randy Albright, drew the short straw and spent most of his Monday defending Gov. Wolf’s latest proposal, a $33. more »»

The drive to reduce recidivism locally taking big steps

February 25, 2016 It is a Top 10 to which Lycoming County is not proud to be include. more »»



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