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Law(lessness) and (dis)order in Seattle and elsewhere

What would you think if local politicians decided to cut the size of their fire department while buildings in their city were ablaze? What about a general who orders his soldiers to stop fighting and surrender to the enemy? Something similar has occurred in the once tranquil city of Seattle, ...

Are today’s leftists truly Marxists?

Most people who call themselves Marxists know very little of Karl Marx’s life and have never read his three-volume “Das Kapital.” Volume I was published in 1867, the only volume published before Marx’s death in 1883. Volumes II and III were later edited and published in his name by his ...

15 more COVID-19 cases in Lycoming County

The state Department of Health confirmed Thursday that there are 991 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 122,121. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. According to the state Department of Health's website, there are 399 confirmed cases in ...

Biden needs a safe choice for VP

Political pledges often cause headaches. On election night in 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt told reporters, “Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for or accept another nomination.” He regretted it almost immediately. Later, he would say, “I would be willing to cut off my hand ...

Ticket balancing may be risky for Joe Biden

If the presidential nominating process is the weakest part of our political system — and, perhaps not coincidentally, one not referenced by the founders — the vice presidential selection process comes solidly in second place. Some might even argue it’s a contender for the top ...

South Williamsport Mummers Parade canceled

Organizers of the South Williamsport Mummers Parade announced on social media Tuesday night that the 2020 parade will be canceled, citing regulatory obstacles in obtaining a permit from the state Department of Transportation. “It is with great frustration as well as sadness that we ...

Lycoming County four new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 12, that there are 849 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 121,130. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The state DOH said in an email that a person ...

Big Ten pulls plug on fall football amid COVID-19 concerns

The Big Ten won't be playing football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19. The move comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it ...

Lycoming County seven new COVID-19 patients

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 11, that there are 828 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 120,281. The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 4 and August 10 is 151,455 ...

The folly of the Never Republicans

“Burn it down” is rarely a wise or prudent sentiment. A cadre of Republican opponents of President Donald Trump is nonetheless calling for a purifying fire to sweep through the GOP in the fall, taking down as many Republican officeholders as possible. Only this willy-nilly bloodletting ...

Who is really burning things down?

My friend David French, one of the most admirable voices in America today, argues that conservatives need not vote against Republican senate candidates in order to send a message about Trumpism. I disagree. He writes, “A rage, fury, and a ‘burn it all down’ mentality is one of the ...

Lycoming County nine new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 10, that there are 601 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 119,453. There are 7,317 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 3 new deaths reported Lycoming ...

Schools to get more state virus analysis to guide reopening

HARRISBURG (AP) — Under pressure to give schools more health guidance about how to safely reopen, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Monday that it will provide recommendations to school districts based on the local rate of transmission of the coronavirus. The Department of Health plans to ...

Part of Broad Street closed in Montoursville due to cracked pavement

Montoursville motorists are urged to use caution in the 400 block of Broad Street Monday night after a small section of the road cracked and heaved upward. Whether it was due to a water main break or just the heat was unknown at press time, borough Deputy Police Chief Jason Bentley told a ...

Jersey Shore schools seek reopening opinions from parents

The Jersey Shore Area School District continues to monitor the latest guidance that was released by Gov. Tom Wolf Monday to help districts determine plans to reopen classrooms for the fall, Dr. Brian Ulmer, superintendent, told the board during its livestreamed meeting Monday. Under the ...

JS Borough approves $96K to repair alleys between Meadow Alley, High Street

Jersey Shore Borough Council unanimously approved a $95,950 Community Development Block Grant project for improving the alleys between Meadow Alley and High Street on Monday evening. The project includes the reconstruction and paving, according to Kristin McLaughlin, SEDA-Council of ...

Lycoming County 10 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 9, that there are 813 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 118,852. Lycoming County has had 391 positive cases to date (363 confirmed and 28 probable), Clinton 120 (104 ...

Lycoming County 12 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 8, that there are 813 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 118,092. Lycoming County has had 381 positive cases to date (353 confirmed and 28 probable), Clinton 119 (103 ...

Teachers protesting school openings saying ‘I’m not essential’

WASHINGTON — This past week, public school teachers in D.C. marched to protest opening schools, placing fake body bags outside the school district’s office. They brought signs saying “RIP Favorite Teacher,” “killed in the line of duty” and “how many will you let die?” They are ...

Temperature screening to be required for county courthouse entry

Temperature checks will soon be required for entry to the Lycoming County Courthouse, starting Aug. 10. Full news release from Lycoming County: Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the 29th Judicial District Operations During Judicial Emergency – Sixth Order dated August 6, 2020, ...