WNEP TV’s Mike Stevens has been traveling the Pennsylvania Road for 30 years.

In all that time, Mike has never lost sight of the original goal of the Pennsylvania Road assignment: to travel the back roads and country lanes of northeastern and central Pennsylvania in search of interesting people doing interesting things.

The Pennsylvania Road has taken WNEP viewers to meet folks who whittle, carve, saw, fiddle, play, collect, draw, build and otherwise do things that Mike thinks TV 16’s viewers ought to know about.

In addition to his travels, Mike is also host of the Home and Backyard Show Saturday morning at 900 and contributes to the Pennsylvania Outdoor Life program seen Sunday nights. He is a frequent guest speaker at church, civic and charitable functions in the WNEP coverage area. He also writes essay pieces that appear in area magazines as well and enjoys taking the photographs that accompany some of his stories. He has published four books under the “Life in the Slow Lane” title.

Recent Articles
  • A Many-Sided Season

    Mike Stevens closes out our week with a look at winter. There are parts of winter we don’t like but there are elements that strike a special note.

  • Collector of Horses

    Saddle up and take a trip with Mike Stevens on the Pennsylvania Road in Columbia County.

  • Knox Mine Disaster Remembered

    On January 22, 1959, a disaster in a mine called Knox killed 12 people. Six years ago, Mike Stevens tracked down one of miners who survived the cave-in. We head back down the Pennsylvania Road to the day the Susquehanna River filled the mine. A funeral home now stands near the site where the disaster happened. There is a memorial outside of Baloga Funeral Home in Jenkins Township, near Pittston. The memorial has the names of the 12 miners who […]

  • Snow-capped PhotoLink Library

    The PhotoLink Library is open for business this final day of the work week.  Mike Stevens says all of you who send in photos never really let it close.

  • Over an Icy River

    It can be hard to find interesting, distinctive things worth a second look in the season of winter. Mike Stevens takes us Over The Pennsylvania Road for a look at something worth checking every day just for a second glance.

  • Searching for Eagles in Pike County

    The Philadelphia Eagles are one game from the Super Bowl for the first time in nine seasons. In honor of the Eagles, we take a trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road. Mike Stevens wasn’t searching for the football team. He was in search of real bald eagles in Pike County back in 2006.

  • Winter’s Eye-pleasing Moments

    Eye-pleasing moments are harder to find this time of year, but Mike Stevens says there are a few to be had in this visit to the PhotoLink Library.

  • Brightening The Night On The Pennsylvania Road

    When the sun goes down, the lights come on, but maybe not as bright as you’d like. Mike Stevens, out at night On The Pennsylvania Road, says technology has a fix for that.

  • Looking Back at the Floods of 1996

    On this day 22 years ago, we saw a record snowfall in northeastern and central Pennsylvania: more than 15 inches. Then five days, later another seven inches of snow fell. Then temperatures rose to the 60s and record rains fell. The quick melt plus the heavy rains led to devastating flooding. Mike Stevens heads Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to January of 1996.

  • Winter’s Work in the PhotoLink Library

    Winter may have had a slow start but it has made up for that. Mike Stevens says winter’s works can be found in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Mike Stevens Unique Photographers Finds

    Mike Stevens checks in with a gentleman from Wayne County who came across an amazing collection of photographers glass plates that are more than 100 years old.

  • Remembering Our Coal Mining History

    It has been centuries since King Coal took his place as a ruler in northeastern and central Pennsylvania and decades since he gave up the crown. Mike Stevens is visiting one of the king’s main provinces in Luzerne County this time On The Pennsylvania Road. If you’d like to learn more about our area’s coal mining history, the Plymouth Historical Society is presenting a public program on January 17 at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Borough Building.