Bradford County: County to join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

TOWANDA — Bradford County Commissioners are preparing to take legal action on pharmaceutical companies that are allegedly responsible for pushing mass amounts of prescription painkillers and having a major hand in the creation of the nationwide opioid addiction epidemic. Read More >>

Low taxes, spending cuts and 2nd Amendment dominate dinner

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE – Two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives also spoke — the incumbent, Marino, and Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko. Marino said it was his third Lincoln Day dinner for the day, “and I haven’t eaten at any of them.” He transitioned to more serious matters, noting his vote for the corporate tax rate cut and support for Trump’s … Read More

Candidates set to circulate petitions amid realignment

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE –  U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, has served the 12th District for several terms, but under the realignment, he will seek re-election in the newly remapped 12th District which includes Lycoming County. The 12th District moves farther south to include Dauphin and Cumberland counties. “Marino would be filing petitions to run in the 12th (District),” Lehman said. “But he … Read More

Districting plan gets replaced

WYOMING COUNTY PRESS EXAMINER – Marino had announced he was running for reelection to Congress, and will likely be challenged by Republican Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko and Susquehanna County Democrat Judy Herschel… The Congressional Redistricting plan announced in this newspaper last week, was subsequently rejected by Gov. Tom Wolf, and has been replaced by a plan which the Pennsylvania … Read More

Redistricting map trims local congressional districts

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE – This means Marino remains in the same district as Republican Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko, who announced a bid to challenge the congressman in the May 15 Republican primary election… Lackawanna and four other Northeast Pennsylvania counties fall entirely in single congressional districts, but Luzerne and Monroe counties remain split between two districts, according to a new district … Read More

Can’t know your U.S. rep without scorecard

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE – The Republican rewrite removed Bradford and Susquehanna counties from Marino’s district. That left Marino’s potential Republican opponent, Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko, and potential Democratic opponent, Judy Herschel, outside the 12th… OK, so now we have at least six maps out there that redefine the boundaries of the state’s congressional districts. We have the original written by House … Read More

Redistricting map changes lines but not politics

STANDARD-SPEAKER –  While the 12th loses its part of Lackawanna, which would probably make Marino critics rejoice, other counties moving out of the district means more to his re-election chances. Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne counties, all traditionally 12th district counties, move into the 17th and another traditionally 12th district county, Bradford, moves into the 5th Congressional District. That removes from … Read More

Wolf budget to push education, severance tax

STANDARD SPEAKER – In the current 12th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-10, Lycoming Twp., will face Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko for the Republican nomination.  And the winner will likely face Herschel. As they wait for a court-ordered rewrite of congressional district boundaries, candidates for Congress face the possibility they have already campaigned in places they will never represent. … Read More

Ex-drug czar nominee looks to change image

THE HILL – The Republican running against Marino in the primary — the first such challenger Marino has faced in the Trump country seat since 2010 — says Marino should have done better. “I’ve sat in the living rooms of friends and family who have lost loved ones to this tragic addiction,” Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko writes in a statement … Read More