Chris Hughes: New tax on vapor products will doom my shop and others in Pennsylvania

Chris Hughes: New tax on vapor products will doom my shop and others in Pennsylvania

In 2013, after planning and saving for a year-and-a-half, I opened my first business, Fat Cat Vapor Shop in Montoursville. I’d overcome many cha...

August 26th, 2016 |  


State Sen. Jim Brewster: State trooper retirements pose public safety challenge for Pennsylvania

State Sen. Jim Brewster: State trooper retirements pose public safety challenge for Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association has posted bright flags warning of a potentially devastating trooper retirement tsunami looming just over ...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


David I. Fallk: Health care firms should strive to prevent medical malpractice, not weaken laws regarding it

David I. Fallk: Health care firms should strive to prevent medical malpractice, not weaken laws regarding it

Joan Rivers was an unusual talent. Unfortunately, her unnecessary death and the untimely deaths of Michael Jackson and other celebrities were hardly u...

August 14th, 2016 updated: August 14th, 2016. |  


William C. Kashatus: Hard to forgive A-Rod for betrayal of his youngest baseball fans

William C. Kashatus: Hard to forgive A-Rod for betrayal of his youngest baseball fans

When Alex Rodriguez announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Sunday, I could not escape the irony that he did so on the same day the New...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Mike Turzai: Whopping public pension debt in Pennsylvania can be dealt with – if we dare

Mike Turzai: Whopping public pension debt in Pennsylvania can be dealt with – if we dare

Everyone involved in the debate over Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis needs to understand one vital truth.Pension reform isn’t simply ...

August 9th, 2016 updated: August 9th, 2016. |  


Thomas J. Botzman: Forbes fails to appreciate mission-driven institutions such as Misericordia

Thomas J. Botzman: Forbes fails to appreciate mission-driven institutions such as Misericordia

Forbes magazine loves lists. The publication features an inventory of the world’s billionaires and measures the wealth of the richest families. ...

August 8th, 2016 |  


Julie Cleary: Dental professionals turn to new tools for controlling and even reversing tooth decay

Julie Cleary: Dental professionals turn to new tools for controlling and even reversing tooth decay

Dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay, is the most prevalent chronic disease in children, even though it is largely preventable.This infec...

August 8th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline, Bill O’Boyle: Eddie Orloski is a true community leader

Beyond the Byline, Bill O’Boyle: Eddie Orloski is a true community leader

WILKES-BARRE — Strolling through the Farmers Market Thursday, I happened upon a community leader that few have ever heard of — Eddie Orlos...

August 6th, 2016 |  


State Sen. John T. Yudichak: New tax credit will help to clean land and create jobs in Pennsylvania’s coal regions

State Sen. John T. Yudichak: New tax credit will help to clean land and create jobs in Pennsylvania’s coal regions

The recently enacted state budget package includes a critical new tax credit that will bolster efforts to reclaim land scarred by coal mining.The Coal...

August 3rd, 2016 updated: August 3rd, 2016. |  


Beyond the Byline: Celebrating 35 years of ‘an important job’

Beyond the Byline: Celebrating 35 years of ‘an important job’

My boss baked me a watch the other week.“Aha!” alert readers are thinking. “We’ve spotted a typo. You must mean a cake.”...

July 31st, 2016 |