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Putting on the dog

WASHINGTON — When you’re on your last leg, when your colleagues have turned tail, when the House of Representatives passes the rules under which you will almost certainly be impeached — you have to be creative. Thus, it came to pass that Donald Trump, the first president in 120 years ...

The most valuable rules are unwritten

WASHINGTON — In the rush of the passing seasons, sports memories fade like photographs left in sunlight. But before memories of the 2019 World Series are bleached by time, let us hope that one episode from Tuesday’s sixth game will be indelible. A nation that now more than ever needs a ...

What would Biden have done?

WASHINGTON — President Trump deserves credit for ordering the operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It was a high-risk mission that required U.S. forces to fly hundreds of miles into al-Qaida-controlled territory to storm a heavily armed terrorist compound. If ...

Yet again, the truth outed

WASHINGTON — Shakespeare long ago wrote that “truth will out,” meaning that what’s true — by virtue of its basis in fact and logic — eventually will conquer the lie. Sometimes truth is so eager to be heard that it slips past the speaker’s tongue without his conscious ...

Verlander, Astros can clinch 2nd title in 3 years tonight

WASHINGTON — George Springer shook his head at the mere mention of Houston Astros teammate Justin Verlander’s past October trouble, the only pitcher in baseball history to go 0-5 in the World Series. “We wouldn’t be here without him,” Springer declared. “I don’t care what ...

Warren not suited to push swing voters away from Trump

WASHINGTON — Along the East River, which is not really a river (it is a 16-mile-long tidal estuary), perhaps 20,000 people actually chose to spend a gorgeous autumn afternoon recently listening to socialist Bernie Sanders, who is not really a socialist — he just wants to confiscate ...

Our moral stone tablet

Things were going swimmingly the past couple decades for Ellen DeGeneres, the iconic comedienne/actress/social justice pioneer. That was until she sat next to former President George W. Bush and his wife at a Dallas Cowboys football game, creating a Twitter earthquake among those who ...

Golf tip of the week: Lightning is dangerous

Lightning strikes are dangerous and usually happen ahead of the storm. Lightning can strike any time of the year and on rare occasions, even in the winter. Be aware of the weather conditions and check your phone for threatening storms in the forecast. If you hear thunder or see lightning in ...

Man rushed to hospital after shooting

A man was taken by ambulance to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center after being shot in the 2100 block of Hillside Avenue about 9 p.m. Monday, city police confirmed. This story is developing and will be updated.

Robert ‘Bob’ G. Robison

Robert “Bob” G. Robison, 80, of Jersey Shore, passed away at Jersey Shore Hospital, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. He was born, April 6, 1939, in Reading, the son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Jacobus) Robison. Bob was married to Mary S. (Herritt) Robison for 46 years until she passed away Jan. ...

Early rain forces D4 singles to get postponed to Monday

The scheduled start of the District 4 girls tennis tournament at Williamsport High School on Saturday morning was forced to get postponed due to early rain showers in the area. The tournament will be played Monday morning at 9 a.m. at Williamsport. The semifinals and finals wil then be ...

Warrior Run shocks Blue Jays with a road victory

ALMEDIA — Warrior Run continued to prove itself against tough competition as it played a solid game against Central Columbia on Friday night. Riley Daubert caught a 28-yard touchdown and continued to standout. He jumped a route in the second half and returned it 50 yards for the game's ...

Local roundup: District 4 singles tourney starts today

South Williamsport’s Olivia Dorner will look to win a repeat District 4 singles title as she’s the favorite for the singles tournament, which begins at 9 a.m. today at Williamsport. Dorner won as a freshman last year and South Williamsport won the team title this week for the second ...

Players say US Soccer misleading in equal pay dispute

U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women’s national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women’s team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men’s pay would have been far greater if they’d ...

Week 7 football scores

Pittston 20, Williamsport 7 Pittston 0 7 7 6 — 20 Williamsport 7 0 0 0 — 7 First quarter W - Drake Mankey 15 yard run (Cramer kick), 8:33 Second quarter P - Mike Nocito 1 yard run (Soy kick), 7.0 Third quarter P - Bryheem Patterson 1 yard run (Soy kick), ...

Central Columbia at South Williamsport

Central PPG—22.3, YPG—351.5; PPA—17.0, YPA—295.3 Central facts: The Blue Jays are a lot younger than last year, but remain a serious District 4 Class AAA title contender. Central proved that last week when it routed district heavyweight Danville, 41-7. Central held Danville to its ...

John E. Sellinger Sr.

John E. Sellinger Sr., 81, of Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Howard. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the ...

Elvina L. Grimins

Elvina Louise Grimins, of Painted Post, N.Y., 89, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, at her little house in Painted Post surrounded by the love of her family. Born Elvina Louise Pepperman to Eugene Pepperman and Hazel Carr on Oct. 18, 1929, in Jersey Shore, Elvina was predeceased by her ...

State health department giving out Narcan

Narcan kits, meant to reverse the effects of opioids on the brain and respiratory system to save someone’s life, will be distributed at a local site. The state Department of Health is going to hand them out at no cost while supplies last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the department’s ...